2016-12-12

London Iconic Piccadilly Lights to Install Europe’s Largest LED Displays

Piccadilly Lights, one of the UK’s most iconic landmarks and a globally-recognized advertising space, is to undergo a redevelopment that will give new brands a rare chance to secure a sought-after spot.
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2016-12-09

LRC Releases Free Lighting Circadian Stimulus Calculator

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has recently released a free, open-access circadian stimulus (CS) calculator to help lighting professionals select light sources and light levels that will increase the potential for circadian-effective light exposure in architectural spaces, utilizing the CS metric. Developed by LRC researchers, the CS metric is a new way to quantify light’s impact on acute melatonin suppression, a marker of circadian system activation.
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2016-12-09

Leo Villareal Studio Wins London Competition to Light up Thames River

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, this evening announced that a team led by the internationally acclaimed American light artist Leo Villareal and renowned British architects and urban planners, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, have won the Illuminated River International Design Competition.
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2016-12-09

Westin Excelsior Hotel in Rome Illuminations Celebrates Osram’s 110-year Brand Anniversary

Lighting manufacturer Osram, which celebrates its 110-year brand anniversary this year, is joined by another famous institution: the Westin Excelsior Hotel in Rome was opened in 1906 and is therefore celebrating its 110 years anniversary. To mark the occasion, Claypaky – a company of the Osram group – illuminated the venerable hotel, whose past guests have already included celebrities like Pablo Picasso, Elizabeth Taylor and the Rolling Stones, in a particularly spectacular fashion from November 5 to 20. Following the video projection shown at the Patent Office in Berlin during the Festival of Light in October, this was the second lighting installation being presented by Osram for its brand anniversary. 
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2016-12-08

Prototype Lexus LIT IS Covered in LEDs that Beat in Sync with Music

To highlight the impressive styling of the new 2017 IS, Lexus today unveiled a custom vehicle wrapped in 41,999 programmable LEDs that turn the car into a screen capable of broadcasting dynamic graphics and videos. The car, which is designed to send a bold signal, is featured in UK chart-topping artist Dua Lipa’s new music video for her hit song “Be the One.” The first-of-its-kind collaboration pairs Dua Lipa’s powerful vocals with an ethereal storyline, featuring the vehicle as a character and visual anchor in a story that also casts actor Ansel Elgort (“Divergent”; “The Fault in Our Stars”) as Dua's former love.
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2016-12-06

New York Town Slashes Energy Costs by US $57M with Cree LED Streetlights

The Town of Hempstead, N.Y., the largest township in the country, is making the switch to LED technology with the conversion of more than 50,000 high-pressure sodium fixtures to LED street lights from Cree. The installation is already underway with future phases planned to bring LED lighting to the town’s municipal buildings, parks and marinas. The street light project delivers an anticipated two and a half-year payback with nearly $3 million in annual energy savings and US $57 million in total lifetime savings.
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2016-12-06

“House of Wonders“ at Munich Modern Art and Design Museum Lit up with LEDs

The new Scriptus LED luminaire from Osram already underscores its aspirations upon its launch at the Pinakothek der Moderne. The indoor luminaire was selected for the "House of Wonders" design exhibition by Werner Aisslinger currently to be seen in the Pinakothek der Moderne art and design museum in Munich, Germany. Together with an OLED luminaire survey, two contributions from Osram have thus managed to centrally enrich the exhibition of the internationally renowned designer.
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2016-11-30

Italy’s Oldest Amusement Park Lit by Bridgelux LED Arrays

Bridgelux Inc., a leading provider of high-performance, solid-state LED arrays, announced the selection of Bridgelux Vero® Series and V Series™ LED arrays in over 1,000 fixtures throughout the historic amusement park.
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2016-11-30

Toronto's Waterfront Neighbourhood Aglow Under Philips Lumec’s Outdoor Lighting Solutions

Developed in the late 1980’s, Marina Del Rey is an area with over 3,000 residents located on the west end of Toronto’s waterfront. With spectacular views of Lake Ontario and downtown Toronto, Marina Del Rey is part of a thriving waterfront community considered “an oasis in the city” for residents of Toronto. By 2013, what had once been a central meeting place within the housing development that linked Marina Del Rey residents to the City of Toronto’s many walking and cycling paths, had fallen into disrepair.
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2016-11-30

Zumtobel and Viennese Start-up Zactrack Light up a Riding School with Dynamic Lighting System

The system was developed by the Viennese start-up company zactrack and its realisation was supported by the Austrian lighting company Zumtobel Group.
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2016-11-24

China’s Former Vice Minister of MOST Urges Scale Up Investments in Lighting

New technology revolutions and industry evolutions are creating opportunities, developments in China and internationally are undergoing metamorphosis that are reshaping industry developments, said Jianlin Cao, a former Vice Minister of China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
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2016-11-24

Osram Clinches Global SSL Showcase Top 100 Award

Osram Lighting Solutions was distinguished with the Global SSL Showcase Top 100 Award by the International Solid State Lighting Alliance (ISA) for its spectacular LED solution in the "Wuhan – Two Rivers and Four Banks" project. The world's largest synchronized LED light show extends across 320 buildings, has a length of 20 km, and covers the banks of the two rivers Jangtse and Han that flow through the city. Osram also received the coveted award last year for its unique lighting solution in the Sistine Chapel.
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2016-11-22

Oakland Landmark Necklace of Lights Illuminated Differently

The Necklace of Lights is a string of more than 4,000 lights encircling the 4.82 kilometers (3.4-mile) Lake Merritt waterfront in Oakland, California. The last major re-lamping of the 90-year-old landmark took place in 2006, when 11-watt incandescent bulbs were replaced with 3-watt cold cathode compact fluorescent bulbs. As the cold cathode bulbs aged, replacements became increasingly expensive and hard to find. The City of Oakland needed a solution that would deliver high-quality illumination, energy savings and longevity. Working with local MaxLite distributor San Leandro Electric Supply, the city recently replaced the 4,500 cold cathode bulbs with MaxLite 2.5-watt LED Marquee Lamps.
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2016-11-16

MaxLite LED Fixtures Help Cosmetology Institute Save Energy Costs

MaxLite LED Polygon Linear Fixtures are creating energy savings and a brighter learning environment for stylists at the Aveda Institute of Denver, Colorado, a leading school for cosmetology and spa therapy.
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2016-11-16

The 'Lightbulb Moment' at the Ross Noble Comedy Tour

The production behind British comedian Ross Noble's latest stand-up tour 'Brain Dump' has turned to a tourable lighting control system for the first time. The team has invested in an Avolites Titan Mobile console to power the eccentrically brilliant set, made of giant inflatable light bulbs each with an LED light source at its core.
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2016-11-15

Dutch and Belgian Rose Growers Expand Use of Philips Horticultural LED Lights

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, announced the expansion of horticultural LED lighting installations at the two leading companies in cut rose cultivation, Porta Nova in the Netherlands and Scheers Rose Nursery in Belgium. Shortly after piloting hybrid LED and high-pressure sodium (HPS) grow light installations, both growers have decided to expand their LED investment following yields increasing by up to 50%.
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2016-11-15

The New Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium in Budapest Becomes First in Eastern Europe to Lit by LED Technology

The new Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium in Budapest was inaugurated on 13th October with a gala match between the stadium’s home team MTK Budapest and Portugal’s Sporting Lisbon. 
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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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2016-11-02

LEDinside: LED Lighting market to Worth USD 33.1B as Market Penetration Rate Hit 52% by 2017

The latest analysis “2017 Global Lighting Market Outlook” by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, finds that LED lighting market to worth US $29.6 billion in 2016 and is to rise to US $ 33.1 billion as of 2017. Meanwhile, the penetration rate of LED lighting is to reach 52%. Thanks to regional lighting development, LED lighting is to account for 23% of total lightings in Europe by 2016, which is the highest across the world. The second and third highest region are to be found in North America and China. However, Asia- Pacific region is to witness fastest growth rate in LED lighting.
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2016-11-01

RLT Receives US $2.7M from Public Education Facilities LED Retrofit Projects

Company continues to provide high efficiency LED lighting solutions to reduce operating costs and improve light quality within public schools; has completed more than US $13.3 million in education work throughout 2016
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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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2016-10-26

City of Henderson Rolls out Upgrade of 6,200 Light Fixtures to LEDs

The City of Henderson in partnership with McKinstry, a design-build company specializing in energy-based retrofits, will replace more than 6,200 light fixtures across the city with energy-saving LEDs that will pay for themselves in just over seven years.
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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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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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