2017-04-09

HK Lighting Fair 2017: Highlights and Market Trends

The hustle and bustle of Hong Kong makes this city alive, and the same energy and excitement is clearly felt at the Hong Kong Lighting Fair 2017. Here are some of the highlights and booming trends that LEDinside observed.
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2017-04-07

9th Spring Lighting Fair Opens in Hong Kong: New Zone Showcasing Smart Lighting & Solutions

The ninth Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) opened today and continues through 9 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) featuring more than 1,300 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions.
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2017-04-07

Smart Lighting: A Key Trend at HK International Lighting Fair

The 9th Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) kicked off on Thursday (April 6th) and will continue through April 9that the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) featuring more than 1,300 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions.
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2017-04-05

Lumibright Launches Magneto Track and Combo Series

Lumibright, a major supplier of smart LED lights, has introduced a new Magneto Combo Series. Delicate subtle appearance with adjustable combination option to use cellular light modules for accent as well as general lighting. The embedded installation design, slim narrow edge on an optimized structure, this intelligent lighting system brings out the unique charm of fusion illumination to blend lamps with space perfectly
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2017-03-29

Why LED Is Lighting the Way for the IoT Revolution

Even just a few short years ago, LED lighting was largely viewed as something that would be nice to have, but wasn’t exactly practical for widespread use, due in large part to the cost. Well, the so-called “LED revolution” is over, and light emitting diode lighting is the clear winner. From industrial plants and city sidewalks to home appliances and holiday decorating, LED lighting is now more common than the incandescent and fluorescent lights we all knew in the past.
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2017-03-29

ams Launches AS7225 Tunable-White Lighting Smart System Sensor

ams, a major provider of high performance sensor solutions, has announced the AS7225 tunable-white lighting smart system sensor, further broadening the solution set for sensor-integrated tunable-white lighting solutions. 
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2017-03-27

Nobel Winner Shuji Nakamura Offers Advice on How Taiwanese LED Makers Can Stay Ahead of Competition

The range of LED products continues to expand, which opens up a great deal of business opportunities especially in the solid-state lighting sector. Struggling for market share, major Chinese LED manufacturers have been cutting down prices of their goods, making it even more difficult for Taiwanese makers to compete.
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2017-03-24

HK Spring Lighting Fair to Showcase Innovative and Smart Lighting Products

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition), Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the International ICT Expo, will kick off at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in April.
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2017-03-23

Casambi Issues New Firmware Update to its Smart Lighting Platform

Casambi, a key provider of smart wireless lighting control software technologies, has issued a new firmware update to its smart lighting platform to provide integrated support for users of EnOcean switches, Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) devices and movement sensors. 
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2017-03-22

LEDVANCE and Samsung SmartThings Partnership Boosts Smart Lighting Offering for UK Consumers

A partnership between Samsung SmartThings and general lighting provider LEDVANCE sees two leading brands with a global footprint connecting to increase the interaction between lighting and other domestic activities. The result is the provision of an affordable and reliable smart home offering to UK consumers.
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2017-03-21

Xiaomi on Smart Lighting: Connect Yeelight LED Bulbs to Wi-Fi Network For Personal Lighting

Xiaomi has made its brand known in the technology industry with a multitude of products for applications over mobile phones and laptops to IoT technology and connected electronics. It would not sound as a surprise at all now Xiaomi launches its smart lighting products–Yeelight LED bulbs. In terms of personal wireless LED lighting, Xiaomi claims Yeelight LED bulb offers same quality as that of Philips Hue with more competitive CPI. The light is priced at USD 20 and is even available at discount prices on online shops such as GearBest.
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2017-03-17

TE Connectivity Introduces LUMAWISE Endurance S Module for Smarter Street Lighting Applications

TE Connectivity (TE), a specialist in connectivity and sensors, has introduced a new compact connectivity solution for street lighting with LED light sources. TE´s LUMAWISE Endurance S module consists of a standardized interface between the receptacle and module base or sealing cap. Which uses an integrated single gasket that can accommodate and seal both luminaire and module using the same connection interface for either 40mm or 80mm diameter central management systems.
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2017-03-16

Smart Street Lighting Products Getting Ready for Global Standard

The TALQ Consortium, developers of the global standard interface for smart outdoor lighting networks, have just released the formal beta version of the entire TALQ Test Suite for its members. With this test tool companies can now start testing their smart lighting solutions for multi-vendor interoperability. 
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2017-03-08

Digital Lumens Launches SiteWorx – A Cloud-based Platform for Lighting Control and Building Intelligence As-A-Service

Digital Lumens, the market leader in intelligent LED lighting and sensor-based smart building applications, today unveiled SiteWorx, the groundbreaking, cloud-based business intelligence platform designed to advance the smart building revolution. The launch of this new flagship product marks a major milestone in the company’s expansion beyond intelligent lighting into smart building and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications.
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2017-03-07

Forums at LIGHTFAIR International Highlight IoT, Connectivity and Lighting for Health

Each year, the LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) Conference showcases the industry’s most relevant topics presented by industry leaders from around the world.  For 2017, the Conference program has 75 courses including 12 forum sessions.  Its two 2017 forums – IoT & Smart Lighting Forum and Light & Health Forum – reveal how lighting and technology are transforming the future of the industry.  
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2017-03-07

Gooee Powers Aurora Lighting's New Smart Lighting Platform

IoT start-up Gooee is attending EuroShop, the largest retail exhibition in Europe, where delegates, visitors and exhibitors are able to experience its ‘full-stack’ IoT ecosystem as the first manufacturer previews a Gooee-powered IoT platform for lighting.
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2017-02-22

Sengled Adds Voice Control to Smart Lighting Portfolio Through Amazon Alexa

Sengled, a major manufacturer of intelligent lighting products that integrate consumer electronics inside energy efficient LED lights, today announced that they will take customer convenience through intuitive behavior to the next level by offering voice control for their Element lighting system via Amazon Alexa.
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2017-02-17

Philips Lighting Lights Up Smart Cities with LEDs

Philips Lighting, with sales of EUR 7.1 billion in 2016 and 34,000 employees worldwide, has been focusing on developing new smart lighting solutions to cater to smart city trends around the world.
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2017-02-03

Small Form-Factor Tunable-White LED Light Engine Enhanced with BLE Control Interface for Smart Lighting Applications

Combining a compact form factor with the latest platform features, the LuxiTune 2.3 tunable white light engine announced by LED Engin, Inc., a leader in high flux density LED products, targets the same track-lighting and small down-lighting applications as its Gen 2.0 products, while delivering the added performance and controllability benefits that were introduced with Gen 3.0. These advances, which include smooth deep dimming to 0.5%, no e-flicker and no visible flicker, also extend to additional control interfaces for DALI, DMX-RDM and Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) through daughter cards, that customers can chose to wire into their fixtures.
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2016-06-20

High-end Commercial LED Lighting Sees Growing Penetration Rate as Market Favors Optimal Light Quality

The ongoing improvement of efficacy, competence of SDCM control and color rendering index in LEDs accelerate high-end commercial lighting market’s development that demands higher light quality. High-end commercial lighting market mainly include museum, galleries and other exhibition lighting applications that primarily use downlights, projectors and reflectors.   LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports in its “High-end commercial and track lighting market” that the market scale of two frequently used luminaires for high-end commercial lighting, namely Downlight and Projectors and Reflectors (Par& Rs.) separately reaches US $1.88 billion and US $1.54 billion in 2016. It’s projected that the market scale of Downlight is to reach US $2.01 billion and Projector and Reflectors at US $1.59 billion in 2017.
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2016-05-13

Fulham Partners with Control Network Solutions to Deliver Smart DALI-based Lighting Solutions

Fulham, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has partnered with Control Network Solutions (CNS), to deliver a smart lighting solution based on the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) intelligent lighting communications standard. Fulham's new line of WorkHorse LED programmable dimming DALI drivers are designed to interoperate with CNS's elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system to provide an extensible lighting system that is easy to install, commission, and control.
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2016-02-04

Philips Lighting and Dalitek Ends Smart Lighting Distribution Partnership

Philips and its Chinese distributor Dalitek have ended their partnership.In a recent statement, Philips highlighted three major reasons behind the termination:
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2016-01-22

LumiFi CEO: Interoperability Is Still the Biggest Hurdle for Smart Lighting

In an exclusive interview with LEDinside, Beatrice Witzgall, founder and CEO of LumiFi shares her valuable insights and opportunities in the smart lighting industry. The award winning lighting designer, who has been in the lighting industry for over two decades, shared how she transformed  experience accumulated from working with prestigious lighting design firms L’Observatoire and I3D to developing smart lighting products.
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2016-01-20

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Installs First Smart Lighting Testbed in Hospital Inpatient Setting

In an effort to study the effects of lighting on human health and diseases, the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) atRensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), recently installed a novel hospital inpatient lighting testbed for the study of automated lighting at theUniversity of New Mexico Health Center (UNMHC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The testbed is a demonstration of the success of the multi-institutional, interdisciplinary Engineering Research Center Program funded by the National Science Foundation.  
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2015-12-21

Can Philips Lead the Smart Lighting Industry Developments with Hue Bridge?

A Philips Hue software update last Wednesday banned third-party LED bulbs from pairing up with Hue Bridge created a lot of backlash, according to a Chinese-language ifanr report. A day later the company reversed the decision to embrace third-party bulb support once more.
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2015-12-09

GE Current Hires IBM Executive to Develop Smart Lighting Products

In October, GE launched Current, a startup focusing on bringing to market a holistic energy-as-a-service offering absent from the industry today. Former IBM Watson executive John Gordon just became Current’s first chief digital officer.
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2015-09-17

Li-Fi Paves a New Future for Lighting

Jules Verne said in Around the World in 80 Days: “Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.” Today, that is truer than ever before. Did you ever think it would be possible to communicate so easily with anyone around the world? Surely not. With what we already know about technology and with what we can imagine, there are limitless possibilities for smart cities and for the marketplace of tomorrow. And while the ideas may seem like a sci-fi fantasy now, the current rate of progress means we’re already on the brink of a totally unexpected future.
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2015-07-06

BMW Introduces Dynamic Motorcycle Brake Light by 2016

Braking and being seen by the traffic behind is of essential importance for motorcycle riders. That is why BMW Motorrad has developed the dynamic brake light as a component of the Strategy “Safety 360°”. It can warn drivers of following vehicles even better about when the motorcycle in front of them is braking.
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2015-07-03

Macroblock Aims At Smart Dimming for Public Buildings at GILE 2015

Smart lighting remains a popular topic at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2015. Macroblock targets the lighting applications for public buildings instead of home lighting with the theme “Dimming Art”, bringing many eyeballs during the exhibition.
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2015-06-16

OSRAM SYLVANIA Survey Shows Growing Awareness of LED Technology in U.S.

Released today, the seventh annual Socket Survey from North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA found 65 percent of Americans surveyed have purchased LEDs for use in their homes and the majority (64 percent) of those who did, purchased LED bulbs for use in sockets for general illumination. Of the respondents who were identified as LED bulb users, the most valued benefits of making the switch were reduced energy consumption (96%), longer bulb lifespan (93%) and cost savings (93%).
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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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