Let the Sun Shine In: Redirecting Sunlight to Urban Alleyways

In dense, urban centers around the world, many people live and work in dim and narrow streets surrounded by tall buildings that block sunlight. And as the global population continues to rise and buildings are jammed closer together, the darkness will only spread.
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Philips: The LED Art of Jim Campbell

Jim Campbell is an electronic artist who has been working with light sculptures for over 30 years. After graduating from M.I.T with degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics, he worked as an engineer in Silicon Valley. Intrigued by pixilated images, he decided to apply the same principles of low resolution to moving images. He began experimenting with perception and the amount of information required to make an image recognizable in the human mind.
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Panasonic Presents "SLIDING NATURE" Concept at the Milano Salone del Mobile 2014

Panasonic Corporation today announced the opening of its “SLIDING NATURE” concept installation at this year’s Milano Salone Del Mobile, one of the largest and most influential design exhibitions in the world, held in Milan. The installation this year was designed by noted architects, TORAFU ARCHITECTS. Images and videos from the event will be available on the company’s Milano Salone del Mobile 2014 site.
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Cradle of Light Showcases Konica Minolta's OLED Prowess

Takram design engineering (takram) have designed and developed an OLED (Organic Electro-Luminescence) installation titled “Cradle of Light” to be presented at Light and Building 2014, the world’s largest lighting and architecture exhibition (Frankfurt Germany from 30th March 2014). The installation demonstrate the compelling performance of Konica Minolta’s OLED Lighting Panel, the world’s thinnest* and world’s first* color tunable function for flexible type.
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Zumtobel Creates Luminous Interactive Wonderland at the Luminale Festival

The Luminale festival is the Biennale of Lighting Culture and will be held already for the seventh time concurrently with light+building, the international architecture show, from 30 March to 4 April 2014 in Frankfurt am Main. This year, even two projects will be presented that create lighting experiences supported by Zumtobel.
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Lighting Designer Larry French in the Spotlight

In the weeks and months to come, the Philips Lighting Blog will feature a series of interviews with lighting designers whose artistic skills and technical knowledge have produced lighting installations that are innovative, functional, appealing and energy-efficient.
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Creative Dynamic LED Light Box Concept with ARC’s Control System

In the Taipei City Hall Station’s passageway, there is one LED dynamic light box particularly created by ARC for the UNI-President Corp. Following the tea advertisement on April, 2013, ARC SSL. customized the milk advertisement for Union President Corp. to attract attention of passengers and shows dynamic effects to break the stereotype of traditional advertising light boxes, and significantly enhance advertising effectiveness to achieve environmental benefits and energy saving. 
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Anolis Lights Iconic Industrial Landmark in Brisbane

The heritage-listed Newstead Gas Ring is an iconic piece of Brisbane’s historical industrial architecture that is now at the hub of a major urban regeneration project, Gasworks, a plan started over two decades ago to transform the formally derelict post-industrial wasteland into a busy and vibrant contemporary living, working and commercial environment.
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Sustainable Art Brightens iLight Marina Bay

Monique Cousineau, Social Media Specialist for Philips Lighting North America covers Singapore’s iLight Marina Bay in this recent blog entry. Please see below for full entry:
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Philips Lumileds' Mid-Power LEDs Provide the Ideal for Low-Cost Residential LED Fixtures

 Retailers in Brazil have chosen a low-cost, modular style design using 48V mid-power LEDs from Philips Lumileds that accompanies the country’s line voltage—delivering the required lumen output using up to 5 LEDs per module for over 30 different commercial fixtures
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Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Boosts Aesthetics with Flexible LED Lighting

Art museums often serve dual purposes: to display works of art in a deserving and aesthetically pleasing fashion, and to preserve those works for future generations.
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Jim Campbell Moving LED Sculptures Enliven New York Art Scene

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Jim Campbell from March 7 - April 19, 2014. The show will focus on the pioneering artist's most recent series of sculptural light installations. A consummate innovator, Campbell is considered one of the leading artists working today in the field of new media.
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Bulgaria Joy Station Cheerfully Swaps Colors

Joy Station, a new generation multi-functional entertainment center, opened in October 2013 to provide fun, activity, relaxation, and a cool atmosphere for the people of Sofia, Bulgaria. The first floor stages local and international music acts every week, and the second floor is home to a 20-lane bowling alley. The club also offers darts, billiards, video games, simulators, table soccer, a restaurant, and bars.
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LED Upgrade Saves Detroit Metropolitan Airport US$1.2M Annually

Power management company Eaton announced that its Cooper Lighting division’s McGraw-Edison Valet and Ventus light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires are replacing 6,050 existing parking garage fixtures at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) to improve efficiencies and optical lighting performance. The conversion will result in a 66 percent reduction in power consumption with an anticipated overall energy and maintenance savings of approximately US$1.2 million annually.
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French Tramway Line Brightens Up with New LED Technology

“Our intention as regards the lighting was to restore, by day and by night, that white, powdery light of the Tuffeau stone that is so highly praised in literature and is so characteristic of the province of Touraine,” said Régine Charvet-Pello, general manager of RCP Design Global.
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Vancouver Net Sculpture Catches Light

Sabrino Santano from Philips Lighting introduces U.S. artist Janet Echelman new net sculpture on display in Vancouver, Canada in this new blog entry.
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Jasco Products Slims down Cabinet Lighting with Low-power LEDs

Driven by the need to deliver more consistent light output in very slim fixtures, under-cabinet and puck lights benefit from the latest low-power LEDs. 
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Water Tower Lighting Project Draws Inspiration from U.S. Anthem

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for late winter 2014: This Land Is Your Land by Brooklyn-based Chilean artist Iván Navarro. The site-specific installation presents three water towers inside of which neon reflections repeat infinitely. 
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BayArena in Germany Recieves LED Face Lift

The BayArena is a football stadium with a multifunctional complex of VIP lounges, training rooms and an official fan shop for the German football club, Bayer Leverkusen. Renovated in 2009 and holding over 30,000 seats, the BayArena is one of the more modern stadiums of the German Football League. 
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Paris Notre-Dame Interior Basks in LED Glow

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, announced it is illuminating the interior of Notre-Dame de Paris with LEDs that will show off the cathedral’s gothic features as never seen before. Philips is placing LED technology at the service of 850 years of history, paying tribute to the architecture of this Gothic masterpiece. A total of more than 400 luminaires were used, with an installed capacity of just 30 kW, compared with almost 140 kW previously – reducing energy consumption by 80 percent.
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LED Light Sculpture Mimics Celestial Bodies

The Lexington Art League unveiled a new interactive LED sculpture in Triangle Park in the heart of downtown Lexington, Kentucky on Feb. 21st. New Moon, a moon shaped lighting sculpture, was designed by Canadian artist-in-residence Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett as an ode to the celestial bodies above us. 
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Norwegian Cruise Liner Receives LED Touch-Up

Lighting on a cruise ship calls for something striking, elegant, and luxurious, yet at the same time robust and energy-efficient. With the help of OSRAM‘s energy efficient LED technology, two of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)’s newest ships – “Getaway” and the award-winning “Breakaway” – are able to achieve the design vision, while reducing ship operators’ energy costs by up to 18 percent. 
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Close Encounters of the LED Kind

Designers at the production studio Fiction have designed a Close Encounters of the Third Kind inspired UFO with LED lights. Fiction designers attached LED strips to a DJI Phantom drone. They then shot photos with long exposure to capture streams of light as the drone flew by. In addition to a little Photoshop editing, the pictures create the eerie illusion of an alien spacecraft shooting across the sky. 
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Architainment Gives a Peak into LED Technology Development

The Re:Lit project isn’t just about picking up the phone, it is about developing working relationships and seeing what happens. Architainment have a great support network which front a huge range of lighting. It’s also great to go and see how people operate and be able to talk openly with manufacturers, rather than rush everything into a demo session or short lunch break. 
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Edinburgh Bursts into a Field of Light

One of Edinburgh’s iconic gardens has been transformed into a field of swaying, colourful spheres as part of a unique art installation commissioned by City of Edinburgh Council.
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Brazilian City Brightens Up with GE Traffic Lights

GE's GTx™ LED traffic signals have been installed in the city of Bauru to provide energy-efficient traffic signal illumination. High visibility and light uniformity offered by GTx™ LED signals led the municipality to choose GE's LED transportation lighting solution. 
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New York Riverside Lit Up with Colorful Light Cycles

Located on the Hudson River waterfront in lower Manhattan, New York City, USA, Brookfield Place/World Financial Center is a complex of four postmodern, granite and glass towers comprising more than eight million square feet of premier office space. The complex's centerpiece is a 10-story, barrel-vaulted glass pavilion known as the Winter Garden, whose spectacular view of the Hudson River and spacious exterior plaza make it a popular venue for events, public art showings, and media screenings.
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Precision Lighting Lights Up Tate Museum

A multi-stage transformation is currently underway at the Tate Britain. The initial stage sees the restoration of the oldest part of the Grade II-listed building; the Millbank Entrance, Rotunda and galleries in the south-east quadrant.
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University of Tennessee Arena Gets LED Upgrade

With the installation of LED fixtures, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's, Thompson-Boling Arena is one of the first in the world to feature lights that are smaller, brighter and up to 85 percent more efficient than conventional arena metal halide lights.
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Manchester Factory Quadruples Light Levels with MHA Lighting LED Luminaires

A global manufacturer of high performance and innovative cable management solutions has almost quadrupled light levels in its Manchester factory thanks to an LED lighting solution.Thanks to the innovative lighting provided by MHA Lighting, HellermannTyton has almost quadrupled the light levels in parts of its Manchester manufacturing site from an average of 90 lux to 400.
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XtraLight Manufacturing, an expert in commercial LED light fixtures, has recently initiated an additional focus on data center LED lighting. This comes after research has found that data centers can reduce energy consumption by ... READ MORE

Whilst there is a wide variety of standard sizes and standard powers and outputs of LED modules available on the market, most luminaire designers would agree that bespoke made-to-measure LED modules are preferable from a performance and design... READ MORE