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Department of Energy Introduces a New Tool for Lighting Designers and Specifiers

The U.S. Department of Energy’s LED Lighting Facts® program has released a new tool for lighting designers and specifiers. The LED Lighting Facts Specification Tool provides a customized platform to search and filter products from the extensive LED Lighting Facts database ­ which now includes more than 54,000 LED lighting products from over 1,400 manufacturers ­ and manage lighting projects.

The tool offers a customized workspace that saves project details with associated products and is accessible to colleagues in same firm. It also allows users to:

  • Filter the LED Lighting Facts database for the desired information and save selected products to a project or “favorites” list, with the option of saving those same filter specs
  • Create “tags” that associate products to projects in the works
  • Communicate directly with manufacturers to ask them questions about their products
  • Assign products to a project fixture schedule
  • Add time-stamped product or project notes that are accessible by colleagues
  • Generate spec sheets, fixture schedules, project summaries, and product filter downloads

The LED Lighting Facts Specification Tool resulted from a roundtable DOE convened in Chicago in December 2015 with a group of lighting designers and specifiers. The tool is fast, easy to use, free of charge, and available to all Lighting Pro Partners. For more information, contact info@lightingfacts.com. And for those attending the DOE SSL Technology Development Workshop in Denver next week, you can check out the new tool in person at the evening networking reception.

 

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