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Mich. Senate Approves Detroit Lighting Plan Bills

Let there be light! The Michigan Senate approved legislation Tuesday that brings the creation of a public lighting authority for Detroit one step closer to reality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2012

An example design of a smart building exterior. Photo: University of Michigan

Smart Building Exteriors For Reduced Energy Costs, Cleaner Environment

Within the “envelopes” of commercial and residential buildings rests the promise of major, new energy efficiencies in the built-environment, according to University of Michigan researchers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/22/2012


Grakon Opens Design Center in Michigan

Seattle-based Grakon Tuesday announced the opening of an engineering and design center in Farmington Hills. The new office is intended to strongly support the strategic growth plans of the company. The staff located at the office will include engineers, designers and program managers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/19/2011


Ford’s Lighting Lab Replicates The Full Day To Test Glare

Flip a switch in a Ford lab, and you’ve just turned on 6,000 watts of electrical energy generated by 270 spotlights and floodlights that can replicate sunlight at any season or time of day.



Ford’s Bright Idea: Replacing 50,000 Lights For Cost Savings, CO2 Reductions

The lights around Ford Motor Co.’s Dearborn campus are going to get more efficient, as a new lighting project kicks off that will bring an estimated energy reduction of more than 18.2 million kilowatt-hours — enough to power 1,648 typical American homes for a year.


Teen Arrested In Car Bomb Plot

Federal agents in a sting operation arrested a Somali-born teenager just as he tried blowing up a van he believed was loaded with explosives at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, authorities said.


Lighting Cuts Energy Use For Macomb County

Continuing its commitment to energy saving and efficiency, Macomb County has replaced 180 high-intensity discharge lighting fixtures at its warehouse on Hall Road with energy-efficient fixtures produced by Michigan-based Alumalight.


Downtown Detroit Power Outage In 2nd Day

Lights in many buildings in downtown Detroit remained off Sunday as a result of a power outage. Workers with the Detroit Public Lighting Department were working with DTE Energy to restore electricity.