Outdoor Lighting: DOE Funds More SSL, MaxLite Post-Top LEDs, Cree and Projects

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will enable LED street light upgrades in five metropolitan areas under the new High-Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator program announced by President Obama. In outdoor products, Cree has combined a customized LED and unique optics in an area-lighting fixture while MaxLite has announced new solid-state lighting (SSL) retrofit kits for post-top fixtures. Moving to projects, Cambridge, MA and Honolulu, HI have announced major street-light upgrade plans with the former having already begun deployment. Continue reading

MIT’s Landmark Great Dome Gets LED Lighting Retrofit

The iconic building that dates to 1916 now features an SSL system from Lumenpulse that reveals the full grandeur of the dome and provides students a revitalized study space.

Lumenpulse has announced a lighting retrofit of the Great Dome at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts using LED-based luminaires to both highlight the architecture and deliver quality ambient lighting. Boston design firm Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting was behind the solid-state lighting (SSL) project located in Building 10 on the MIT campus. Continue reading