2016-11-11

Transparent Zumtobel VAERO Luminaire Lighting Effect in Office Spaces

The magical light object of VAERO fascinates observers in a room. This LED pendant luminaire seems to embody light in its purest form, as the extremely flat and frameless housing and the transparent appearance let the lit effect take center stage. VAERO offers both pleasant and ergonomic working light - perfectly adapted to meet the requirements of modern office architecture. The following interview examines the way VAERO works and takes a closer look at the visible results in contemporary office spaces.
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2016-11-10

Iconic Nicolas Sursock Musem in Lebanon Lighting Modernized with LEDs

Perfectly lighting a renowned modern and contemporary art museum, Soraa’s LED lamps now illuminate the Nicolas Sursock Museum in Beirut, Lebanon. Built in 1912 by aristocrat Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock, the villa was given to the city of Beirut as an art museum upon his death. The Sursock Museum first opened its doors to the public in 1961 with a mission to collect, preserve and exhibit local and international art.
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2016-11-10

Compton Verney Park Lighting Show “IN LIGHT” Spectacularly Lit with LEDs

Plessey, a leading expert in the manufacture of lighting and sensing products and components, is pleased to announce that its LEDs will be lighting up the Compton Verney Park, Warwickshire, UK in a lighting spectacular entitled “IN LIGHT” to commemorate the 300th anniversary of renowned British Landscape Architect; “Capability” Brown, who shaped the vision of the picture-perfect English countryside. The Plessey LEDs are being used in the Consol Solar Jars™ which are manufactured by Suntoy, a South African based company. Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park are using 1000 Consol Solar Jars™ as one of its key set pieces. Plessey’s GaN on Silicon LEDs are being used as they offer manufacturers unique flexibility when designing custom light fittings due to their compact, eco-friendly and sustainable nature. 
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2016-11-07

The City of Aalborg Wins Philips 2016 City.People.Light Award

The city of Aalborg, Denmark was awarded the first prize of the 14th annual City.People.Light award for its innovative “House of Music Area” urban regeneration project. ÅF lighting, the company that designed and executed the project, was also awarded during the ceremony on 4th of November 2016 in Seoul, South Korea.   
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2016-11-07

Grand Sports Arena in U.S. Receives Rebates from LED Lighting Upgrade

Grand Sports Arena, the training facility for the Chicago Mustangs pro soccer team, are making the switch to Serenity LED energy efficient lights which qualifies them for a ComEd rebate.
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2016-11-01

Japan’s Full-Color Facade Lighting System Lit up with Violet LEDs from Kyocera

Kyocera announced that its LED technology is being utilized in a facade lighting system to showcase the New Kyoto Building of Wacoal Holdings, Japan’s leading creator of intimate apparel for women. Completed last month, the system illuminates the building every night.
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2016-10-31

The Niagara Falls Illumination Board Begins Large Scale LED Installations

As part of its ongoing role to support the destination and promote increased year-round visitation to the region, The Niagara Falls Illumination Board is pleased to announce that construction is underway on its enhanced illumination project for both the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls.
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2016-10-28

Cultural Heritage in Romania Spectacularly Lit with LEDs

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting today announced the illumination of the Palace of Culture in Iasi, Romania with Philips’ architectural lighting. 
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2016-10-27

Glass Art at the Crocker Art Museum Illuminated Under New Lights

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaNTM LED technology, announced that its full visible spectrum LED lamps were installed to illuminate the Sacramento-based Crocker Art Museum’s exhibition “Glass for the New Millennium: Masterworks from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection”.
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2016-10-25

ThinkLite Slashes Energy Bill with Garage Lighting Makeover

A total of 8,875 ThinkLite LED retrofit tubes were recently installed in Boston’s Prudential Center Garage, the largest parking garage in New England. This immediately reduced energy consumption for lighting by a dramatic 73% from the existing 32W Fluorescent tubes, down to a ThinkLite 8W LED Retrofit Tube kit.
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2016-10-24

St. Peter's Square Radiates under New LED Light

Osram lends St. Peter's Square in Rome a new sense of radiance. Following refurbishment, modern and energy-efficient outdoor LED luminaires provide a unique lighting experience and also save energy of approximately 70%. The project concept by Direzione dei Servizi Tecnici del Governatorato dello Stato della Città del Vaticano was realised with support from Osram, the reference partner for global lighting expertise. Cooperation with Servizi Tecnici del Governatorato was also fundamental for the success of the important Sistine Chapel project, carried out in 2014. The new lighting system for the Sistine Chapel featured higher lumen-output and artwork-conserving LED lighting to protect and enhance Michelan-gelo's renowned frescoes. It also served as a benchmark with regard to artistic, historical and preservative aspects.
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2016-10-19

Electrolube Solves LED Potting Problem In India

Electrolube’s Indian subsidiary solves an LED lighting unit potting problem, following consultations with the company’s UK based technical division. The resin encapsulation was causing an unacceptable colour shift in the light from an LED strip luminaire, and the UK technical team had little more than 24 hours to come up with a solution.
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2016-10-17

Philips Lighting and Eindhoven Partner up to Develop Crowdsourced Smart City Lighting

Philips Lighting, a global leader in Lighting, has been chosen as a key partner to provide the urban lighting infrastructure required to bring Eindhoven’s vision of a smart and sustainable city to life. The Dutch city of Eindhoven will draw on the expertise of the government, academia and businesses to address the city’s needs and has formed a partnership with the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e), Philips Lighting and Heijmans, a Dutch company that specializes in developing roads infrastructure, civil engineering and non-residential buildings. This so-called “Quadruple Helix” of partners will work together for a period of 15 years to develop innovations that respond to the residents’ aspirations.
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2016-10-14

Acuity Brands Sheds LED Lights on 38 U.S. Hospitals for Safe Ilumination and Cuts Costs

Dignity Health has made its mark in the health care industry by providing quality and compassionate care at facilities in 3 states. After adopting a brand campaign to elevate the experience of visitors and staff, Dignity Health wanted to revitalize the aesthetics of 38 of its hospital campuses while promoting greater visibility, enhanced curb appeal and significantly reducing operating costs.
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2016-10-13

Martinsville Speedway to be the First Motorsports Facility Illuminated by LEDs

After nearly seven decades of automotive racing, historic Martinsville Speedway is finally set to flip the switch. International Speedway Corporation  (“ISC”) today announced that it will commit $5 million to equip the track with LED lighting, making it the first major motorsports facility to do so.
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2016-10-12

Soraa's LEDs Illuminate Two Million Years of History

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaNTM LED technology, announced that its LED lamps have been installed at the Western Australian Museum in Perth, Western Australia. Soraa’s exceptional LED technology illuminated the exhibit – A History of the World in 100 Objects, a collection of the British Museum.
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2016-10-12

Eaton’s Advanced LED Lighting and Controls System Boosts Fan Experience and Increases Energy Efficiency at American Airlines Arena

Power management company Eaton today announced that AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida, home of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA®) Miami HEAT, is installing its advanced Ephesus sports lighting light-emitting diode (LED) and controls system. Featuring industry-leading control functions, the LED system enhances the viewing experience for spectators while reducing energy use by as much as 75 percent.
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2016-10-11

Philips Lighting to Supply New Atletico Madrid Stadium with LED Lights

Philips Lighting, a global leader in Lighting, and Atletico Madrid announced an agreement to supply the lighting of the club’s new stadium in the Spanish capital. Under the agreement, Philips Lighting becomes Atletico Madrid’s official lighting partner for the next four seasons where the new stadium will be the first in the world to benefit from Philips ArenaExperience. With the Philips ArenaExperience multi-purpose LED stadia lighting system, Atletico Madrid will harness the power of lighting to create a lasting impression for its visitors, both outside and inside the stadium. The system will encompass LED lighting for the pitch, stadium façade and hospitality areas. 
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2016-10-05

Flicker-free LED Floodlights Improve Video Recordings at Skate Park in Germany

The skater scene at the new skate park in Karlsruhe, Germany enthuses about ideal preconditions for spectacular recordings in super slow-motion thanks to innovative lighting from Osram. The new Floodlight 20 generation of LED floodlights guarantees not only perfect lighting conditions for the stunts of skaters, inliners and BMX riders but also enables the flicker-free recording of skating tricks in super slow-motion for training purposes or for sharing on Facebook, Instagram and Co.
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2016-10-03

UK Tomato Growers Maximize Yield Rates with LED Grow Lights

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, today announced that the UK’s largest tomato grower, APS Salads and supermarket tomato supplier, Flavour Fresh Solfresh Group, have both completed their first 12 and 10 month growing cycles respectively using 100% Philips LED light. This marks a trend to move from hybrid lighting, combining LED and conventional high pressure sodium (HPS), to 100% horticultural LED lighting to improve yield and grow consistently tasty, fruit and vegetables all year round.
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2016-09-23

Japan Kicks off First Professional Basketball LED Court

LED basketball courts that draw virtual court lines, and track players movement was first launched as a concept by Nike House of Mamba in 2014, but Japanese professional basketball teams are leading introducing the interactive courts into real life tournaments.
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2016-09-23

Warsaw Spire Illuminates Polish Capital with 80,000 New LED Lights

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, illuminated the newly built Warsaw Spire, the second tallest skyscraper in Poland with a Philips’ architectural LED lighting system. With over 88,000 LED light points installed on the 220-meter tall skyscraper, it is the largest installation of Philips Color Kinetics technology in Central Eastern Europe.
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2016-09-20

Moodify Night and Roadshows Illuminated in Indonesia

Osram unveiled its superior lighting products to over 150 influential lighting partners at the two roadshows and Moodify Night in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 3, 25 & 26 respectively. The meticulous lighting solutions, LEDTouch Downlight, Pursos Super High Power LED Flood Light and Media Tube HO RGBW were displayed during the events and demonstrated how the Osram Business Unit Lighting Solutions strives to bring pioneering and futuristic lighting technology to customers.
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2016-09-12

MaxLite Filament LED Lamps Create Ambient Lighting in Hotels

MaxLite has been committed to providing energy efficient lighting products for more than 20 years, and was one of the first movers into LED technology in the industry. A four-time ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, MaxLite offers an extensive line of quality, certified indoor and outdoor LED lamps Situated in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., the recently opened Embassy Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown houses Elevation restaurant, a modern American bistro with panoramic views of the city.
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2016-09-12

Illuminating Art Gracefully with LEDs

Gabrielle Serriere, Senior Lighting Designer at ARCHITECTURE & LIGHT, a veteran designer in the lighting industry with more than 11 years of experience shares in this Soraa blog entry how to light up art galleries.
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2016-09-08

Juventus Football Stadium Impresses Broadcasters and Fans with New Pitch Lighting System

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting and the Official Lighting Partner of Juventus, wowed fans in its stadium and watching on TV with a dazzling pre-match light show using its new Philips ArenaVision LED pitch lighting system. The new pitch lighting, which meets the latest standards of TV broadcasters and international football federations, was an instant hit with fans who expressed their delight on social media. Since its unveiling on August 21, at an evening match against Fiorentina the new lighting received a massive thumbs up with 43,000 Facebook likes, 37,500 shares and 2,700 enthusiastic comments and 3.89 million impressions on Twitter.
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2016-09-08

LG Display Showcases its OLED Light Panels at LG SIGNATURE Pavilion at IFA 2016

LG Display OLED light panels were installed at the LG SIGNATURE Pavilion, titled “The Art of Essence,” at IFA 2016 located on the grounds of Messe Berlin. The pavilion, in collaboration of LG Electronics and Jason Bruges Studio, was created to portray “the design philosophy and the core essence of sophistication and class” of the LG SIGNATURE products.
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2016-09-07

Serpentine Pavilion Turns to Minimalist Lighting Design

The 2016 edition of the Serpentine Pavilion is a 14 meter high complex sculptural structure designed by Copenhagen/NYC based architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). As daylight fades, the pavilion is enhanced by specialist lighting from acdc Lighting, a brand of Zumtobel Group. The design delivers the light levels required for functional use of the space, while keeping the visual presence of the lighting equipment to an absolute minimum.
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2016-09-06

Solar LED Pathway Lights up Mt. Hood Community College

Urban Solar worked with Portland's transportation agency Trimet, as well as Mt. Hood, to illuminate a multi-use pathway from the main college office, and a public right-of-way with a Trimet transit shelter.
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2016-09-05

Illinois University Krannert Center Slashes Energy Costs with LED Lighting

Audience members won’t notice anything different about the look of Foellinger Great Hall when they go to a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert or hear the Art of Time Ensemble play Beatles music this fall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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