Seattle LED street light tests focus on visibility and efficiency
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Seattle's Ballard neighborhood is home to the latest round of LED street light testing conducted by the partnership of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and Clanton & Associates. The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and the city of Seattle are hosting the test of four different LED-based solid-state lighting luminaires, along with an incumbent high-pressure sodium light and a new lower-power HPS lamp. More
Metrics for management: Turning data into wisdom
Business Intelligence is one of the current hot button topics. In its simplest form, BI is the ability to accumulate, organize and analyze data from multiple sources. The problem is everyone has too much data. It is everywhere. How do you make sense of everything you have? This article focuses on one small part of the whole BI discussion: How do we use numbers to help manage our organizations? To continue reading, click here.
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You are invited to become a part of NAILD for a day
Join the celebration by becoming part of NAILD for a day. Please join us April 23 for a complimentary day at our Annual Conference. Arrive at the PGA Grand National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for breakfast with the NAILD board of directors, a welcome from NAILD President Pete Gray, a general session and an additional track session — finish up your day with NAILD in enough time to get back to the office. More
Department of Energy announces next phase of prize competition to create innovative energy-saving lighting products
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As part of the Department of Energy's commitment to driving innovation in U.S. manufacturing and helping American businesses and consumers save money by saving energy, the department launched the next phase of the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize competition. The L Prize competition challenges the lighting industry to develop high performance, energy-saving replacements for conventional light bulbs. More
4 spring-cleaning tips for your business
Spring also happens to be a great time to clean up your business. Maybe you've given up on those New Year's resolutions you made for work, but you can still change those familiar habits that could be muddying your bottom line. You could be strangling your profitability and not even know it. More
Government-subsidized green light bulb carries costly price tag
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The U.S. government last year announced a $10 million award, dubbed the "L Prize," for any manufacturer that could create a "green" but affordable light bulb. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the prize would spur industry to offer the costly bulbs, known as LEDs, at prices "affordable for American families." There was also a "Buy America" component. Portions of the bulb would have to be made in the United States. More
Only 5 weeks til the NAILD Conference!
Don't delay — Make your hotel reservation and conference registration today!
Membership is necessary to join the celebration at NAILD's 35th Annual Conference, Tradeshow and OCC April 22-25 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The few days of the year that you all look forward to most are quickly approaching. Register and check out the conference page on the NAILD website for speaker information, schedule and more.
16 small business PR tactics you can start today
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Here are 16 small business public relations tactics entrepreneurs can immediately start doing to help drive publicity for their businesses. Some of these tactics require some money out of pocket, while others only involve a little time and creativity. Take a look at each one and see which you would like to tackle for your small business PR campaigns. More
Typography 101: What small business owners need to know
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How you present yourself aesthetically in the business world is as important as a solid business plan is. It's crucial for companies to have a Web presence, whether it's a simple landing page, a blog or social media profiles. The content and products you're offering should be valuable to your audience, but the design of your site or blog makes a difference in keeping your customers engaged. No one will stay on a poorly designed website. More
Register now for the NAILD LC Prep Course
NAILD is pleased to once again offer a study class for those (members and nonmembers) who are anticipating sitting for a future NCQLP LC Exam. This prep class will be held April 20–22 prior to the NAILD 35th Annual Conference at the PGA Resort in West Palm Beach, Fla. This 2 1/2-day course will help prepare participants for the LC exam in November 2012. The course will not only cover the practical subject matter required for the exam but also provide pre-class evaluation, study materials, breakfast and lunch for the two full-days with a bonus of follow-up online training. More
The Washington Post's bad math tarnishes innovative light bulb
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In a front page article, The Washington Post reported that a $50 LED light bulb manufactured in the U.S. by Philips had won the Department of Energy's L Prize for using only 10 watts of energy to produce light as bright as a 60-watt incandescent bulb. But the Washington Post completely obscured the consumer savings from the LED's energy efficiency, including in an infographic that had to be corrected because its math was wrong. More
New strategy shapes up for small business
Small Business Trends Share
There's a new strategy shaping up for small business, one having less to do with plans set in stone and more with strategic thinking on the fly. Here are some resources you might consider to drive your small business in a new strategic direction. More