EMerge Alliances hits the 100 member mark

At this year’s Lightfaire, the EMerge Alliance introduced its newest members and products to the industry and the world, bringing the number of Alliance members to the 100 member mark.

At Lightfair 2013, the EMerge Alliance is introducing 21 new members and that 39 new products are compliant with its standardized direct-current (DC) power grid technology. EMerge is an open industry association focused on the rapid adoption of safe DC power distribution standards for commercial buildings, and is especially applicable to LED-based solid-state lighting (SSL). The group aims to help deliver greater energy efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability to buildings.

At Lightfair, in addition to introducing the new members and products, EMerge Alliance showcased products from some of its founding members, including Armstrong, Amatis Controls, and Nextek Power Systems and gave an AIA- and GBCI-accredited talk.

The latest DC power applications in lighting will be featured at EMerge Alliance booth #3446. Also at the booth is a spotlight on products from: Acuity Brands-Lithonia Lighting, Amatis Controls, Armstrong, JLC-Tech, Nextek Power Systems, OSRAM SYLVANIA, Philips Electronics, and ROAL Electronics USA.

An AIA- and GBCI-accredited educational session titled, "DC: The Power to Change Lighting for Net Zero Energy Buildings," will be presented at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at booth #4721F in the Spotlight Lounge.

This is an incredible benchmark for the EMerge Alliance to reach--having 100 member organizations, as well as growing its repertoire of available products, and having 92 products currently submitted for evaluation.

Read more at LEDs Magazine.