2014-05-26

GE Improves Chinese Bridge Lighting with LED Streetlights

GE Lighting has built upon the cutting-edge technology of its R250 outdoor luminaire to create yet another innovative product – the Eco R250. The Eco R250 is developed to provide consistently high quality LED light while enjoying a long lifespan. It is designed for optimal application on major highways, roads, pedestrian sidewalks, as well as parking and retail areas.
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2014-05-22

Philips Lighting Honors Founders with Light Show

In 1891, Gerard Philips, later joined by his brother Anton, began a small lighting company in the Netherlands, using two connected buildings as a factory. Over one hundred years later, a crowd of people gathered in front of the buildings — named Gerard and Anton after the founders — to watch Philips Color Kinetics fixtures perform a light show in celebration of impressive architectural lighting.
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2014-05-20

GE Lighting Introduces LED T8 Lights to 7-Elevens Across Southern Thailand

GE Lighting has introduced its LED technology on a large scale in South Thailand with a major contract to supply lighting to 20 new 7-Eleven stores in the Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat Provinces. Operated by Yala Seven Co., Ltd, sub-area license company, the new stores are now well-lit with GE's LED T8 lights for optimal shopper experience and energy efficiency. 7-Eleven is an international chain of convenience stores that primarily operates as a franchise. It is the world's largest operator, franchisor, and licensor of convenience stores with more than 50,000 outlets in 16 countries. Thailand is one of its core markets with about 6,800 outlets.
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2014-05-20

Global Ad Agency Colorfully Transformed by LEDs

Located in Midtown Manhattan, the offices for advertising agency JWT New York also serve as the global headquarters for JWT Worldwide. As such, the creative office environment is designed to contribute to the agency’s philosophy and help its team create memorable work for its clients.
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2014-05-16

Zhongshan Bridge in Taipei Upgrades Lighting to LED Systems

Zhongshan Bridge, across the Keelung River, is to connect Taipei, Xinzhuang, and Sanchong District while the traffic rush hour traffic is heavy, and the bridge was renovated in 2007 after opening to traffic.
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2014-05-13

Making Kitchen Lighting Ecofriendly

Smart kitchen lighting goes beyond replacing your old bulbs with more efficient models. Reducing energy consumed by lighting can be easy with a kitchen that's designed for flexibility and makes use of the most energy-efficient lighting of all: natural daylight.
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2014-05-08

Oakland Retrofits 30,000 Street Lights with GE’s Evolve LED Roadway Fixtures

Oakland, Calif., is committed to energy efficiency and has been named one of America’s greenest cities. Its decision was natural to upgrade more than 30,000 street lights to GE’s Evolve™ LED Roadway Scalable Cobrahead fixtures—a move that will save this West Coast port city more than $1.4 million in annual energy and maintenance costs.
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2014-05-06

LED Lights Brighten Up Niendorf Beach in Germany

Future Lighting Solutions is pleased to announce the completion of a successful project with Studio DL and Leipziger Leuchten, in developing unique new LED lighting that provides energy-efficient ambiance to the grassy beach area along the Baltic Sea in Niendorf, with customized modules enabling adjustable brightness.
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2014-05-05

GE: Cleveland Turns on World’s Largest LED Chandelier

Cleveland’s historic Playhouse Square will turn on the world’s largest permanent outdoor chandelier on Friday at 9:30 pm ET. The 20-foot tall stainless steel light piece will shimmer with 4,200 crystal pendants and LEDs fixtures drawing just 1,700 watts (the equivalent of 17 standard 100-watt light bulbs.)
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2014-04-30

Interactive LED Chandelier Brightens Silicon Valley Hotel

Silicon Valley is an interesting place. It is the land of technological innovation. A small town with big ideas, built on dreams and mounds of coffee. It is also the land of futuristic chandeliers that pulse with light and move to visualize network traffic around them. 
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2014-04-29

Martin Professional and Tyréns light up Friends Arena in Arenastaden, Stockholm

Arenastaden is a new, trendy part of stockholm containing residential areas, shopping, offices and the centerpiece the Friends Arena. Friends Arena is Scandinavia’s biggest indoor Arena and holds up to 65,000 people. Tyréns, one of Sweden’s leading urban planning consultancies, won the assignment of planning lighting around the arena, in surrounding streets, bus terminals, ramps, roundabouts, squares, lifts and stairs. 
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2014-04-28

Philips Color Kinetics Lights up Historic 8 Northumberland Avenue

8 Northumberland Avenue's history is as colorful as the LED fixtures that now illuminate it. Built in 1887, the building operated as a 500-room first-class hotel until 1940, when it was requisitioned by the War Office. The building remained occupied by the Crown and inaccessible to the public until 2007, when it underwent a year-long, full-fledged restoration. It finally reopened its doors for general use in 2010, armed with brand new Philips Color Kinetics color-changing LED fixtures in the Old Billiard Room and Ballroom.
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2014-04-28

Campus’ Mood Shines Through new Interactive Philips Color Kinetics Light Installation

Students at Northeastern can display their feelings though a three-dimensional LED matrix set up on the side of Ryder Hall through a voting system. Students can select red for anxious, purple for exhausted, or blue for relieved.
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2014-04-25

Regensburg-based Artist Illuminates Glass Sculptures with OSRAM MultiLED

MultiLEDs can deliver bright light in all colors, as they contain red, green and blue chips. Therefore they give lighting designers a free hand when selecting colors, for example for automotive interior lighting. Now Peter Nowotny, an artist based in Regensburg, Germany, is using the tiny RGB light sources in several of his artworks and achieving impressive effects.
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2014-04-24

Cree LED Streetlights Brighten Up Happiest City in California

The City of San Luis Obispo continues to move forward with their Climate Action Plan by upgrading their existing high pressure sodium street lights to Cree® LED lighting, achieving exceptional savings in maintenance and energy consumption while also dramatically improving visibility for drivers and pedestrians alike.
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2014-04-21

Philips LED Digital Lighting Illuminates Baron Palace in Cairo

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, today unveiled a stunning lighting makeover of the historic, well-renowned Baron Palace, one of the oldest buildings in Cairo as part of its fifth consecutive pan-African Cairo to Cape Town roadshow. Philips’ latest LED technology combining warm and cool daylight colors has been used to highlight the palace’s features as never before. The innovative LED Lighting allows energy savings of 80% over the traditional lights that are currently used in the Palace and has a lifetime of up to 50,000 hours.
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2014-04-18

GE Illuminates San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Warf

On San Francisco’s northern waterfront lies the world-renowned historic fishing district, Fisherman’s Wharf. Home to an abundance of restaurants, hotels and attractions, the city’s most popular tourist destination attracts more than 10 million visitors a year who at the gateway can glimpse a nearly 16-foot iconic symbol of the area’s rich history and vibrant culture—the “crab wheel.”
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2014-04-18

Pathway Connectivity Partners with Parsons to Help Advance Student's Lighting Design Skills

Pathway Connectivity™ and Parsons The New School for Design - one of the most prestigious art and design universities in the world - established a partnership to advance students' appreciation for the role lighting can play in design. Pathway donated the use of a Cognito™ lighting console and provided technical support to help the students build an interactive lighting installation. The installation will be featured at lighting, architectural and technology events across the globe.
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2014-04-17

Osram LEDs Bring Out Forster Rohner Textile Features

The Swiss company Forster Rohner AG with its business unit Textile Innovations uses PointLEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors to make its textiles shine. The products range from curtains with integrated LEDs to lamp shades and haute couture. The PointLED's round shape blends in ideally with the textile materials. This new, extraordinary area of application proves once more that there are hardly any limits to the small light emitting diode's versatility, and that they can be used for more than just general, industrial or automotive lighting.
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2014-04-15

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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2014-04-11

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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2014-04-10

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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2014-04-08

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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2014-04-07

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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2014-04-02

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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2014-04-02

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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2014-04-01

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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2014-03-28

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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2014-03-27

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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2014-03-26

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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Samsung Electronics today announced two new additions to its chip-scale package (CSP) line-up: LM101B, a 1W-class mid-power LED, and LH231B, a 5W-class high-power LED. Built with enhanced CSP technology, the new LED packages deliver industry-l... READ MORE

Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its existing portfolio for flash applications with a product featuring a specially developed chip sized package (CSP). With Ceramos C, Osram is following the trend for miniaturization as the new... READ MORE