2016-03-03

Osram Sylvania Shortens Bulb Lifetime to Gain Traction in LED Lighting Market

Osram Sylvania is introducing a novel strategy to reduce LED bulb manufacturing costs, and keep it competitive on the market, according to a report from Forbes.
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2016-02-24

Designer Jef Montes Dazzles London Fashion Week with LED Lighting Enhanced Reflective Fabric

Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips company and global leader in lighting, has worked with Dutch fashion designer Jef Montes to develop a unique collection for London Fashion Week. 
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2015-12-22

How LED Lighting Affects Tomatoes Quality

To satisfy increasing consumer demand for locally grown, fresh tomatoes during off-seasons, greenhouse tomato growers often need to rely on supplemental lighting. Tomato growers are looking to light-emitting diodes (LEDs), favored for their energy-saving potential, as an alternative to high-pressure sodium lamps (HPS) in greenhouse operations. A recent study offers new information about the feasibility of using LEDs in greenhouse tomato operations.
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2015-12-18

Rethinking Lighting as a Service

As the lighting industry continues to make the transformation from commodity lamp supplier to strategic lighting partner, the old financial structures and purchasing patterns are no longer fit for purpose.
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2015-11-25

Deco Lighting Awarded SPURR Contract for LED Lighting in California Schools and Public Agencies

Deco Lighting, has been awarded a master contract from the School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR) for interior and exterior LED lighting retrofits as of October 1, 2015. Deco Lighting was selected from among multiple vendors after an open, competitive RFP process on the basis of price, range of Design Lights Consortium qualified products available, quality of products, controls, company background and references, and additional value-add services available. 
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2015-10-28

Panasonic to Release Solar Storage with LED Lighting

Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has developed "eneloop solar storage," a small-scale power storage system that provides LED lighting for areas without mains electricity. The product will be shipped to regions in Asia and Africa from November 2015.
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2015-10-27

Top Three LED Lighting Challenge: Beam Quality

Soraa’s Chief Scientist Aurelien David shares his insight on LED lighting challenge beam quality in this latest blog entry.
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2015-10-16

Puducherry LED Lighting Incentive Slashes Energy Costs by INR 27.1 Million

Indian government incentives promoting the replacement of conventional lighting with LED bulbs has helped a state union Puducherry save INR 27.1 million (US $420,000) in energy bills, reported The Hindu.
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2015-10-16

Virgin Trains Upgrades to LED Lighting

Virgin Trains, one of the UK’s largest train operators, has specified Aura Light to provide energy efficient lighting for its Pendolino trains.
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2015-10-08

GE’s Metamorphizing Century Old Lighting Business

When GE sold its home appliance division in September 2014 for US $3.3 billion to Swedish company Electrolux, market rumors surfaced that the company might sell its lighting business too. The company denied intentions of selling its century old lighting business at the time. Instead of selling its lighting business, GE announced it would be spinning off its commercial LED lighting business, solar energy, and energy storage devices into a new startup company on Oct. 7, 2015. According to aBloomberg report, the new business is expected to increase annual sales to about US $5 billion from its current start of US $1 billion.
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2015-10-08

Rural Agri Ventures Enters LED Lighting Sector

Rural Agri Ventures, a business incubation firm based in Gurgaon, India, that specializes in assisting the agribusiness sector recently announced the launch of an affordable LED product ‘My Way’, according to a report from Indian media The Hindu.
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2015-10-07

UK Islands to Roll out LED Lighting Upgrade

Authorities of Shetland, UK, announced the subartic archipelagos will be spending more than GBP 2 million (US $3.05 million) to upgrade its streetlights to LEDs, reported Shetland news.
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2015-10-07

Cree LED Lighting Delivers Better Light Quality to Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University (BGSU), a higher education leader in sustainability efforts, selected LED lighting by Cree to replace the outdated metal halide light fixtures over its indoor turf field in the Perry Field House. The 100x60-yard field is now illuminated by Cree® CXB™ High-Bay LED luminaires, delivering much better light quality while providing the university with more than US $200,000 in energy and maintenance savings and delivering a payback of less than two years.
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2015-10-01

GLA Releases Position Statement on CRI

The Global Lighting Association (GLA) cautions against the establishment of regulatory or other minimum performance requirements for a colour rendering index (Ra) of greater than 80 for indoor lighting applications. For Europe, the GLA supports retention of legal minimum requirements on colour rendering (Ra) at the current level as defined in the EU Eco-design Regulations (EC 244/2009, EC 245/2009, EC 1194/2012). In the United States, the GLA supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Program’s current minimum requirement of 80 CRI.
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2015-09-04

STG Aerospace Secures FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) For Boeing 737NG

STG Aerospace, a world leader in pioneering aircraft lighting technologies, is delighted to announce that it has secured a FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its market leading liTeMood® LED cabin lighting system on the Boeing 737NG.
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2015-09-04

LpS 2015 to Present LED Lighting Innovations

With a focus on LED lighting trends and technologies, the LpS 2015 offers consolidated lighting knowledge provided by pioneers and lighting professionals from all over the globe. Rogier van der Heide, Chief Design & Marketing Officer at Zumtobel Group and Ambassador of the UNESCO for the International Year of Light, will open the event with his keynote on trends in smart lighting, Internet of Things and Human Centric Lighting. Mr. van der Heide is a well-known designer and previously worked for Philips Lighting.
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2015-09-01

Indian Battery Maker Eveready Vying 10% of LED Lighting Market

Originally a battery maker, Indian manufacturer Eveready is transiting into the LED lighting market recently with the aim of acquiring at least 10% market shares, according to a Business Standard report.
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2015-08-28

Musco Lighting to Upgrade AT&T Center with LED Lighting Solutions

Spurs Sports & Entertainment and Bexar County have partnered with Musco to provide the AT&T Center with new state-of-the-art LED lighting as part of the $100+ million in technology and infrastructure renovations at the AT&T Center. The new Musco custom lighting system will include more than 200 luminaires and more than 40,000 LEDs featuring advanced individual optics that will direct the LEDs with pinpoint precision to dramatically reduce glare, enhance playability for athletes, improve HD broadcasts and create a stage-like atmosphere for spectators. The increase in lighting performance will also reduce energy consumption by 78 percent.
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2015-08-27

[Correction] GE Discontinues Certain Traditional Lighting Products, Turns Focus to LED Lighting

In an internal memo, GE announced it will be discontinuing production of certain traditional lighting products including HID, incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps and other interactive or sensor embedded lighting products as of Jan. 1, 2016.
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2015-08-26

Lunera Lighting to Demonstrate LED Lighting Products at NPA's 64th Annual Convention & Expo

 Lunera® Lighting, a leader in lighting innovations accelerating the transformation to advanced LED technology, will be demonstrating the energy-saving advantages of its plug-and-play LED lamp replacements for conventional high-pressure sodium (HPS) or metal halide (MH) lamps at the upcoming NPA 64th Annual Convention & Expo, held August 31-September 3 in Miami Beach, FL. Visit booth #106 to learn more about how Lunera's innovative plug-and-play commercial lighting solutions will improve indoor or outdoor light quality, while dramatically lowering energy cost.
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2015-08-18

LIGHTFAIR® International 2017 to Take Place in Philadelphia

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, returns to Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2017 for its 28th-annual staging May 7—11, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of LFI managing partner AmericasMart® Atlanta.
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2015-08-12

Solid State Supplies' New Efficient LED Engin Emitter Delivers 4W of Flux

Solid State Supplies has announced availability of a new high-power and high-performance ultra-violet (UV) light emitter that targets a wide range of industrial applications.
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2015-08-12

Beacon Products Introduces Orbean Luminaire for Parking Space Applications

Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, announced today that it has launched a compact, yet powerful, commercial grade LED parking garage and canopy luminaire—the Beacon Products’ Orbeon. Lighting represents up to 60% of a typical parking structure utility bill. With Beacon Products’ Orbeon and optional Beaconnect Lighting Control technology, the cost can be reduced by up to 80%.
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2015-08-11

MLS to Raise RMB2.3B for LED Business Investments

Forest Lighting (also know as MLS) plans to non-public issue stocks 6.1 million shares at RMB 38.11 (US$ 6) per share. The offering will raise about RMB 2.3 billion and will be used to fund several initiatives, including Xiaolan SMD LED packaging technical innovation project, phase one of Ji’an SMD LED packaging facility construction project and phase one of Xinyu LED application construction.
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2015-08-11

Acuity Brands' Outdoor LED Conversions Retrofit Wide Range Lighting Applicaiton

Millions of outdated outdoor area lighting products can easily be converted to the latest in energy-efficient LED technology – with an installation time as short as replacing a lamp -- thanks to two new products from Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI).
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2015-08-10

U.S. Navy Upgrades Lighting with T-LED Fixtures

Navy installations are replacing outdated fluorescent bulbs with tubular LED lamps (T-LED) as part of its commitment to energy efficiency across the shore enterprise. T-LED lighting is being installed in Navy installations around the world, including administrative buildings, athletic facilities, street lights, and parking garages as a means to save money, while contributing to the Navy's energy efficiency efforts.
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2015-08-10

U.S. Researchers Use Integrated Methods to Create Efficient QD LED Lighting

Recently, quantum dots (QDs)—nano-sized semiconductor particles that produce bright, sharp, color light—have moved from the research lab into commercial products like high-end TVs, e-readers, laptops, and even some LED lighting. However, QDs are expensive to make so there’s a push to improve their performance and efficiency, while lowering their fabrication costs.A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has recently produced some promising results toward that goal, developing a new method to extract more efficient and polarized light from quantum dots (QDs) over a large-scale area. Their method, which combines QD and photonic crystal technology, could lead to brighter and more efficient mobile phone, tablet, and computer displays, as well as enhanced LED lighting.
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2015-08-07

TOGGLED Adds Two Companies to its Rapidly Growing Base of LED Lighting Patent Licensees

TOGGLED®, developer and producer of next-generation solid-state lighting technology, reported the addition of two companies, Dauer LED and Fusa Corp, to its rapidly growing roster of LED lighting product licensees.
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2015-08-07

Eaton’s LED Lighting Solutions Help Denver and Detroit Airports Save on Energy Bills

Power management company Eaton announced that the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance’s Lighting Energy Efficient in Parking (LEEP) Campaign recognized the Denver International Airport (DIA) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) for upgrading its parking garage lighting with Eaton’s light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires. Announced at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) conference and expo in Los Angeles on June 29, Eaton’s luminaires upgraded nearly 11 million square feet of parking garages at the airports with it’s advanced LED technologies, resulting in energy and maintenance savings of nearly $1.5 million annually.
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2015-08-07

Lumineq Displays Hosts Annual Distributor Meeting

On May 19 and 20, 2015, Lumineq hosted its third annual Distributor Meeting at the Lumineq Displays facilities in Espoo, Finland. Distributors gathered from all parts of the world to meet and discuss the strengthened global presence of the company and to see Lumineq’s recently launched EL40S segmented display and the EL640.480-AA1 color matrix display. Spirits were high and the atmosphere upbeat throughout the meeting.
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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