2016-05-17

Ephesus Upgrades Hawkins Field of Vanderbilt University with LED Lighting System

Power management company Eaton today announced that the home field of the Vanderbilt University men’s baseball team, Hawkins Field in Nashville, Tennessee, has installed an advanced light-emitting diode (LED) system designed to enhance the viewing experiences for spectators while reducing energy use by as much as 75 percent.
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2016-05-16

Osram Lighting Project in Poland Wins Lighting Design Award

The winners of the Lighting Design Awards were distinguished for the fortieth time in London. Four of the award-winning projects were implemented with lighting solutions from Osram.
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2016-05-11

Artist Transforms Uluru with Solar Powered LEDs

As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, field of light illuminates. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of colour light up the desert. The solar-powered installation will open on 1 April 2016, remaining open throughout the Red Centre’s distinct seasons until 31 March 2017.
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2016-05-11

Audience to Add Color Using Osram Lightify to the Eurovision Song Contest

During the Eurovision Song Contest in May, Osram will bathe the Swedish capital in bright colors that show what viewers think of the songs. The Munich-based lighting specialist will light up seven landmarks in Stockholm and countless living rooms around the world with the help of light control during the semifinals and finals of the song contest. The color of the lights will reflect each song's appeal to viewers.
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2016-05-10

Istanbul's Major Road Tunnels Upgraded with LEDs from GE Lighting

The Customer Managed by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, the Ayazağa and Beylerbeyi tunnels are two of the main arteial routes of the European, and the Asian sides of the city, and some of the busiest roadways in the region. With responsibility for maintaining public infrastructure in a safe and efficient manner, the municipality was keen to reduce energy costs, while simultaneously improving the overall illumination within the tunnels.
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2016-05-09

Swedbank's International Headquarters Aglow with acdc LED Luminaires

Swedbank’s new international headquarters by architectural firm 3XN is an innovative interpretation if the core values of the organisation: openness, simplicity and care. These have been translated into a modern architectural space with an emphasis on transparency and the creation of a good social environment. Stretching across an entire block, the building takes the form of a triple V structure – a design concept intended to both break up the volume and make it easier to connect both people and spaces. The largely transparent facades bring in plenty of daylight, highlighting the spectacular semi-public atrium spaces.  Natural wayfinding is another key part of the design, with two spiral staircases providing key orientation points.  Social spaces are placed around a central axis facilitating interaction and good internal communication for employees.
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2016-05-06

Designers of Lightening a Modern Odyssey Talk about Inspiration and Concept

In this blog entry by Monique Cousineau Social Media Manager for Philips Lighting North America, she interviews 2nd prize winners of CLUE 02 Competition Antonis Athanasiou and Maria–Chrysoula Akrivou about their award winning lighting design.
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2016-05-06

Tri-State LED Completes LED Retrofit and Saves 60% Energy Use for Corporate Headquarters

Tri-State LED, a division of Revolution Lighting Technologies, today announced it has recently completed an LED lighting retrofit for The Blue Book Building & Construction Network (The Blue Book Network), the nation's largest commercial construction network. The retrofit occurred at the company's Jefferson Valley, NY corporate headquarters and involved the complete replacement of all existing fluorescent lighting to reduce lighting energy use by 60%.
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2016-05-05

Shanghai Train Station Gets a Touch of Nature with Sunlight and Rainbow Butterflies

Rings of LED lights circle the cylinder pillars of Shanhai Metro’s Hanzhong Road Station and brings to it a natural touch. The columns are now wrapped up in light beams that resemble sunlight. Schools of lit-up 3D printed butterflies took over the walls of the hall way. Jiayu Liu, an artist who is known for its digitalized art installations presented his latest lighting project, Magic Forest.
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2016-05-03

Japanese Firm Transforms LED-lit Drones into Breathtaking Fireworks in front of Mount. Fuji

Japanese advertisement network MicroAd recently sent 25 LED-lit drones to the sky as lighting performance. Together the drones created breath-taking light display that integrated with the culture’s traditional musical instruments Shamisens rhythms, reported PC mag.
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2016-04-26

Revolution Lighting to Light up Des Moines University with LED Tubes

Revolution Lighting Technologies, a leader in advanced LED lighting technology solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Des Moines University (DMU), an osteopathic medical and health sciences university in Des Moines, Iowa, for a lighting retrofit installing its T8 LED tube technology. The project includes a complete retrofit of all six campus buildings with Revolution Lighting's T8 SEP LED tubes to increase energy efficiency, decrease maintenance costs, and improve quality of light, achieving a return on investment of only 1.5 years.
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2016-04-25

Toronto's TD Centre to Lit with LED Lighting from Osram Sylvania

The Toronto-Dominion Centre (TD Centre), the original skyscrapers of Toronto’s Financial District and the largest commercial complex in Canada, is working with North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA and Gerrie Electric, one of Canada’s largest independently owned electrical distributors, to help continue its mission of sustainability. TD Centre is replacing T8 fluorescent lighting with approximately 55,000 energy-saving and long-life SYLVANIA SubstiTUBE® IPS LED Tubes, saving approximately 2,500,000 kWh annually and $250,000 per year. At 4.3 million square feet the TD Centre, managed by the Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd., is one of the largest LEED Platinum certified properties in North America, in addition to being one of North America's largest business communities and home to 21,000 office employees. 
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2016-04-22

Cree SmartCast PoE Chosen by mindSHIFT Cloud Services Facility

mindSHIFT, a leading IT outsourcing and cloud services provider, selected SmartCast® Power over Ethernet (PoE) LED lighting by Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) integrated with a Cisco network for the build-out of its cloud mounting services facility in Long Island, N.Y. SmartCast PoE is an intuitively simple, scalable and open platform that enables the Internet of Things (IoT) for buildings through better light. The system embeds intelligence to make buildings more efficient and people more productive, while delivering far better light for less energy than ordinary LED lighting systems.
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2016-04-22

The Panorama Museum of the Sacred Defense in Iran Illuminated with LEDs

Donna Dederding from Zumtobel reveals the lights used to touch up The Panorama Museum of the Sacred Defense in Iran in this blog entry. The Panorama Museum of the Sacred Defense in Iran is dedicated to the Iran-Iraq war that took place from 1980 to 1988. The historical artworks are highlighted through the minimalistic ARCOS LED spotlight. The museum is due to open very soon.
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2016-04-21

DVB Bank in Germany Receives Holistic LED Lighting Upgrade

High above the rooftops of Frankfurt shines the bold and purist architecture of the office and conference floor of DVB Bank, awash with high-quality details from a holistic design dominated by glass and a careful blend of white and grey tones. Entrusted with the demanding task of restoring the 40th floor of City-Haus, Frankfurt architects Theiss have created an environment for meetings and conferences that sets a new benchmark for modern working applications. The unusual axis dimensions and reduced installation depth placed special requirements on various features of the project, including a pioneering customised lighting solution that has now been integrated into the standard MIREL evolution product family.
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2016-04-20

See How Connected Lighting Uses Data to Deliver Value beyond Illumination

In the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s all about the data. Connected devices are connected expressly for the purpose of gathering and sharing information about themselves, about the environment in which they’re used, and about the people who use them.  In a connected lighting system, luminaires and other lighting system devices merge with IT networks  to allow for the collection, distribution, and storage of large amounts of data.
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2016-04-18

Lighting Designers Relit San Diego Trolley Station with Dynamic RGB LEDs

The San Diego Trolley Station at One America Plaza bustles each day with commuters traveling to and from work and tourists out and about seeing the historical sites of the city. Unlike typical dim and dismal public transportation stops, this station is adorned with a distinguishing feature—a stunning canopy of steel girders and opaque glass designed by acclaimed architect, Helmut Jahn. The canopy covers the waiting area and creates an overpass for the trolley as it enters and exits the station.
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2016-04-12

Artist Sheds Alien Light on Landscapes with LED and Drones

Lux Noctis is a series of photography works done by artist Reuben Wu, who explicitly sheds alien light on well- known landscapes that usually shot under sunlight.
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2016-04-11

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic and Surgery Center Save 54% Energy with Cree's LED Lighting

Opportunity Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic may be the oldest orthopaedic practice in the area, but with the opening of their new 98,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art practice headquarters and surgery center in northwest Raleigh, they’ve stepped into the 21st century in a big way.
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2016-04-11

Intelligent Light from Osram Slashes 65% Energy Bill for Volkswagen Parking Garage

One of the largest and most modern logistics centres in Europe is located at Baunatal near Kassel in Germany – the original parts centre for Volkswagen. More than 450,000 VW original components are dispatched from the location to seven domestic sales centres and 83 countries. As part of the "Think Blue. Factory." campaign, Volkswagen also aimed to set standards in terms of energy saving, and as a consequence it was decided to sustainably upgrade the company’s employee car park with 500 parking lots. Energy savings of 65% are now achieved with the new lighting installation from Osram based on innovative LED luminaires and intelligent light control. Thanks to electricity cost savings, the investment is also paid back within three years.
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2016-04-08

Soraa Lights up Seaside City Restaurant with LEDs

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced that its LED lamps have been installed in the MaNCaR Restaurant in the seaside neighborhood of Alsancak in Izmir, Turkey. MaNCaR is a unique, sophisticated restaurant that attracts both locals and tourists looking for a high-end dining experience, delivering impeccably prepared food and an enchanting ambiance.
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2016-04-08

Acuity Brands Upgraded Fort Benning with LED Lighting System

Luminaire outages represented the most common complaints when Flint Energies purchased the outdoor power system at Fort Benning, a military training base and home to the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence. Fort Benning, located near Columbus, Georgia, supports more than 120,000 active duty military, family members, reserve component soldiers, retirees and civilian employees on a daily basis.
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2016-04-07

Philips Clue 02 Winner Speaks About DMZ: N38 ̊ Design Concept

Philips Clue 02 first prize winner Yeonho Lee sheds light about his winning design in an exclusive interview with Philips Social Media Manager Monique Cousineau.
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2016-04-06

Philips Lighting Teams up with Lighting designer, Mark Wynn-Edwards at Prolight + Sound 2016

Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX, PHIA) company and global leader in lighting, unveils new additions to its Entertainment range of Platinum lamps and Showline luminaires at Prolight + Sound 2016. The lamps and luminaires will provide creative tools for lighting designers and are part of the immersive 'be inspired by light and create great experiences' stand concept being showcased at the exhibition. Visitors to the Philips stands will be able to meet Mark Wynn-Edwards, lighting designer for acts from Grace Jones to Jamiroquai, who has created a range of stunning natural scenes such as ‘Walking through the Woods’ featuring the newly-launched lamps and luminaires at the show.
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2016-03-31

Artists Transform Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory into a Sea of All Colors

Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory is presenting an interplay of light and color in a lovely exhibit called Solarise: a sea of all colors. Designed by multi-media artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of the Chicago-based Luftwerk studio, the Solarise exhibit is a series of light and sculptural environments emphasizing the Conservatory’s historic architecture and complimenting their beloved plant collection. Solarise explores the contemporary relationship between nature and technology.   Luftwerk artists, Sean Gallero and Petra ...
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2016-03-30

Pitt Rivers Museum is Aglow with LED Lamps from Soraa

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced that its LED lamps have been installed at the Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. The museum chose Soraa’s LED lamps to save energy and money and to illuminate its rare collections of anthropology and archaeology artifacts.
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2016-03-28

US City's Infrastructure Becomes a Work of Art

In the 4.5 mile stretch connecting 10 neighborhoods within the city of Charlotte, North Carolina (USA), city officials and businesses have been joining forces to create an urban park along the light rail tracks. Known as the rail trail, this linear park draws visitors and commuters from all of the surrounding areas. The goal is to make it more than simply a way to get from point A to point B – it should become a destination in and of itself.
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2016-03-28

Time Waterfall Illuminates Hong Kong's Cityscape

Internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima presented his new large-scale installation Time Waterfall during this year's Art Basel in Hong Kong. The work was shown across the entire façade of the city's iconic 490-meter-high International Commerce Centre on the Kowloon harbour-front. The installation will be on display until the end of April.
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2016-03-25

U.S. Hotel Chain to Save More Than US$3M Per Year with LEDs from Hubbell Lighting

As part of a $1 billion investment designed to improve its entire portfolio of 629 properties, Extended Stay America ("ESA") recently began improving the exterior lighting at many of its facilities. From a lighting perspective, the technology used to illuminate the buildings, parking lots and common areas were outdated by almost 20 years. Existing light levels were not acceptable and maintenance costs were unsustainable.
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2016-03-23

Baltimore Kicks off First Major Int'l Lighting Festival

In this blog entry by Patricia Harris, CEO of Bloomberg Philanthropies, she takes a look at the Public Art Challenge that Baltimore, the capital of Maryland in U.S. has taken on.
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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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