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Evan Mills commented on Kevin Gauna's blog post Pico solar for humanitarian and disaster relief
"Perhaps this is of use: Mills, E. 2003. "The Role of High-Efficiency Lighting Systems in Meeting Humanitarian Needs in Camps for Refugees and Internally Displaced People." [PDF]"
May 1, 2015
Kevin Gauna's blog post was featured

Pico solar for humanitarian and disaster relief

Last month Lighting Global published another article in our Technical Notes series focused on procurement efforts for pico-solar products. The Note has a strong focus on avoiding proscriptive solutions for bulk purchases, choosing instead to provide advice on system components so that organizations can make decisions that best suit the particular needs of their individual programs.  The Note is intended for any bulk procurement effort but we tried to keep a firm eye on humanitarian relief…See More
May 1, 2015
Kevin Gauna was featured
Apr 30, 2015
Kevin Gauna posted a blog post

Pico solar for humanitarian and disaster relief

Last month Lighting Global published another article in our Technical Notes series focused on procurement efforts for pico-solar products. The Note has a strong focus on avoiding proscriptive solutions for bulk purchases, choosing instead to provide advice on system components so that organizations can make decisions that best suit the particular needs of their individual programs.  The Note is intended for any bulk procurement effort but we tried to keep a firm eye on humanitarian relief…See More
Apr 30, 2015
Evan Mills commented on Kevin Gauna's blog post Lighting Global releases Eco Design Note #4: Energy and Carbon benefits of Pico-powered Lighting
"It's good to see continued work on this subject. There remain significant disparities about numbers being circulated on off-grid lighting energy use and the hope is that the major players (e.g. UNEP, Lighting Global, The Lumina Project, and…"
Sep 5, 2014
Kevin Gauna's blog post was featured

Lighting Global releases Eco Design Note #4: Energy and Carbon benefits of Pico-powered Lighting

Evan posted a blog note on this subject back at the end of March and we have adapted and summarized some of these findings in a new Lighting Global Eco Design Note. In addition to summarizing research findings on embodied energy,…See More
Sep 5, 2014
Kevin Gauna posted a blog post

Lighting Global releases Eco Design Note #4: Energy and Carbon benefits of Pico-powered Lighting

Evan posted a blog note on this subject back at the end of March and we have adapted and summarized some of these findings in a new Lighting Global Eco Design Note. In addition to summarizing research findings on embodied energy,…See More
Sep 5, 2014
Kevin Gauna was featured
Jun 30, 2014
Kevin Gauna's blog post was featured

Lighting Global releases another Technical Note discussing a consumer facing lighting metric

This new note is Issue 17 in our ongoing series and is titled "Lux & Lumens: Light Measurement Metrics". Many here are already familiar with our Standard Specification Sheets (SSS) listing lumen outputs and other lighting service metrics. These Specifications are more appropriate for a technical audience, whereas this new Note looks forward to consumer appropriate labeling and the challenges associated…See More
Jun 30, 2014
Kevin Gauna posted a blog post

Lighting Global releases another Technical Note discussing a consumer facing lighting metric

This new note is Issue 17 in our ongoing series and is titled "Lux & Lumens: Light Measurement Metrics". Many here are already familiar with our Standard Specification Sheets (SSS) listing lumen outputs and other lighting service metrics. These Specifications are more appropriate for a technical audience, whereas this new Note looks forward to consumer appropriate labeling and the challenges associated…See More
Jun 29, 2014
Kevin Gauna's blog post was featured

Lighting Global publishes Technical Note on product testing

Lighting Global recently updated our testing policy and will now accept test results from independent labs that meet certain requirements. The new policy will give manufacturers more options for product testing and should help accelerate the adoption of international testing standards for pico-powered lights.Technical Note Issue 16:…See More
Apr 16, 2014
Kevin Gauna was featured
Apr 7, 2014
Kevin Gauna posted a blog post

Lighting Global publishes Technical Note on product testing

Lighting Global recently updated our testing policy and will now accept test results from independent labs that meet certain requirements. The new policy will give manufacturers more options for product testing and should help accelerate the adoption of international testing standards for pico-powered lights.Technical Note Issue 16:…See More
Apr 7, 2014
Sridhar Ponugupati commented on Kevin Gauna's blog post Lighting Global publishes another Tech Note on product durability
"IR transparency can be achieved by few very costly additives like conductive Metal Oxide. I have come across a technology which can be sprayed on a finished product except the lens / LED Emitting part which can cut down the IR by 70% and UV by…"
Dec 12, 2013
Kevin Gauna was featured
Dec 10, 2013
Kevin Gauna commented on Kevin Gauna's blog post Lighting Global publishes another Tech Note on product durability
"Thanks Sridhar One area that I'd be interested in looking at in more detail is the IR (and even VIS) transparency of various plastics and additives - I did not find a great deal of information on this, unlike UV additives and stabilizers there…"
Dec 9, 2013

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Kevin Gauna's Blog

Pico solar for humanitarian and disaster relief

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 6:35am 1 Comment

Last month Lighting Global published another article in our Technical Notes series focused on procurement efforts for pico-solar products. The Note has a strong focus on avoiding proscriptive solutions for bulk purchases, choosing instead to provide advice on system components so that organizations can make decisions that best suit the particular needs of their individual programs.  The Note is intended for any bulk procurement effort but we tried to keep a firm eye on humanitarian relief…

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Lighting Global releases Eco Design Note #4: Energy and Carbon benefits of Pico-powered Lighting

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 11:54am 1 Comment

Evan posted a blog note on this subject back at the end of March and we have adapted and summarized some of these findings in a new Lighting Global Eco Design Note. In addition to summarizing research findings on embodied…

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Lighting Global releases another Technical Note discussing a consumer facing lighting metric

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 10:24pm 0 Comments

This new note is Issue 17 in our ongoing series and is titled "Lux & Lumens: Light Measurement Metrics". Many here are already familiar with our Standard Specification Sheets (SSS) listing lumen outputs and other lighting service metrics. These Specifications are more appropriate for a technical audience, whereas this new Note looks forward to consumer appropriate labeling and the challenges associated…

Continue

Lighting Global publishes Technical Note on product testing

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:11am 0 Comments

Lighting Global recently updated our testing policy and will now accept test results from independent labs that meet certain requirements. The new policy will give manufacturers more options for product testing and should help accelerate the adoption of international testing standards for pico-powered lights.

Technical Note Issue 16:…

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At 11:42am on January 10, 2013, Evan Mills said…

Hello Kevin,

Welcome to LuminaNET!

Feel free to post in any area of the site, and, just as importantly, to comment on posts by other members.

Lastly, don't forget to add your location to our Member Map (follow this link).

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