2014-06-30

GE Releases Link Connected LED for Smart Home Application

GE today unveiled Link, a new and affordable connected LED bulb that lets consumers remotely control their home lighting from anywhere in the world and sync with other connected devices. Enabled by the new Wink app, Link eliminates the need for expensive add-ons typically associated with connected devices, making it an easy and cost-effective way for consumers to light up their smart homes.
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2014-06-24

Sequoia Invests US $12M in Smart LED Start-up LIFX

Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm Sequoia teams up with Austrialian based smart lighting start-up LIFX with a US $12 million investment. The investment bumps up LIFX’s total funding to US $16.6 million. 
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2014-06-18

Apple On the Hunt for Lighting Partners in the Smart Home Sector

The growing smart home industry and intensifying competition has created new market situations, according to a Chinese language media CBN.com report. Apple has released its first smart home management App HomeKit at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in early June this year. The company is developing partnerships with numerous top lighting manufacturers on the smart home project.
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2014-06-18

Seoul Semiconductor: Smart Lighting to Head Global LED Development Trends

LED manufacturers involvement in smart lighting has become an unstoppable global trend, according to Marten Willemsen, Vice President, Global Marketing, Seoul Semiconductor.
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2014-06-13

Smart Lighting Takes Center Stage Again at GILE 2014

The advent of solid state lighting has launched the lighting industry into the developmental fast lane. As solid state lighting technology evolves and advances, many manufacturers are looking towards intellectualizing lighting systems to meet increasing market demands and secure a sustainable revenue model. 
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2014-06-06

Marvell Showcases Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle Concept at Computex 2014

Computex 2014 Taipei opened its doors this week to an astounding 130 million or more visitors. As the largest ICT trade show in Asia, it is the perfect opportunity for manufacturers to display their newest technology innovations and concepts. Fabless semiconductor company Marvell Technologies did just that, exhibiting their newest suite of solutions which included Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, smart LED controls, fifth generation SATA solid state disk (SSD) controller, 4G LTE mobile devices, and more. 
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2014-06-06

IntelliLUM Releases Easy to Install Smart LED Luminaires

IntelliLUM, a manufacturer of high-performance commercial-grade LED light fixtures, today announced the launch of QuickLED, QuickLED AUTO, and SmartNET LED Intelligent Luminaires.
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2014-06-05

Lutron Announces Smart, Connected Home and Lighting System

Creating a smarter and more connected home has never been easier. Today, Lutron Electronics, the leading manufacturer of energy-saving, wireless lighting and motorized shades, announced the introduction of the Lutron Smart Bridge and the Lutron app — its smart, connected home mobile solution for the do-it-yourself or do-it-for-me consumer.
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2014-06-04

Samsung Unveils Industry-First Bluetooth Mesh Network Enabled Smart LED Light Bulb

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. is showcasing its new Bluetooth-enabled Smart LED light bulb at LIGHTFAIR International 2014. Leveraging an industry-first mesh Bluetooth network, the bulb enables users to seamlessly control their lighting directly from any smart device. The power of this innovative new lighting solution will be demonstrated for hospitality, office, and home use in booth #5435 at the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 3-5.
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2014-06-04

Marvell's Smart LED Controllers Continue to Drive the Wide Adoption of Smart Lighting

Marvell announced adding two new smart digital LED driver integrated circuits (ICs) – 88EM8189 and 88EM8803 – further expanding its end-to-end smart lighting platform into LED lamps and fixtures.
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2014-06-04

ilumi Solutions Receives US Patent for Intelligent Wireless Lighting System

Billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban knows a bright idea when he sees one. Following an appearance on the hit ABC television show "Shark Tank", ilumi solutions landed a $350,000 investment from the Texas billionaire and today, received U.S. Patent No. 8,742,694 from the United States Patent Office for their Wireless Lighting Control System. The issued patent discloses a novel intelligent wireless lighting system which significantly simplifies and improves the everyday use of intelligent lighting. Lightfair attendees can see the market-ready patented LED lighting system at the Avnet Booth #2910.
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2014-06-03

Smart Lighting will Give Rise to the Next Replacement Trend by 2017

LED lighting penetration is rapidly increasing, according to Economic Daily News. It is estimated that after LED lighting popularizes by 2017, it will be succeeded by smart lighting. Industry insiders anticipate that the prosperity period will be longer than before, with LED chip manufacturers Epistar and LED package manufacturer Everlight being the largest beneficiaries. 
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2014-06-03

Digital Lumens and Xicato Announce Strategic Partnership to Enable New Intelligent Lighting Applications

Digital Lumens and Xicato today announced a strategic partnership to bring wireless intelligent solutions to professional indoor applications, drive adoption, and lower the cost of ownership of energy efficient, smart lighting.
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2014-05-30

GE Lighting and ByteLight Merge iBeacon Tech with LED Fixtures

GE Lighting and ByteLight today announced they will showcase the next generation of LED lighting fixtures that communicate with shoppers’ smart devices while in-store, enabling retailers to provide exciting new location-based services using GE LED infrastructure. The innovative solution featuring GE’s Lumination™ LED Luminaire - IS Series is being unveiled at LIGHTFAIR® International 2014 (LFI®) in Las Vegas, June 3-5, in GE Lighting’s booth #4208.
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2014-05-29

Acuity Brands to Demonstrate Integrated, Intelligent Lighting Solutions at LIGHTFAIR International 2014

Acuity Brands, Inc. will demonstrate its expansive portfolio of LED lighting, digital controls and daylighting solutions via vignettes that mirror actual applications during Lightfair® International 2014 (LFI). A total of 18 indoor and outdoor settings, ranging from patient care rooms and classrooms to office and retail spaces to tunnels and roadways, will be on interactive display (Booth #3808, Las Vegas Convention Center, June 3-5).
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2014-05-26

M&M: Smart Lighting Market Global Forecast & Analysis to 2014-2020

The smart lighting industry involves the use of lighting control systems that deliver correct amount of light when needed. It deals with the technology where lights can automatically perform various operations at set times or under set conditions. It makes use of intelligent lighting control systems to intelligently control light, based on various parameters such as; occupancy, movement, color temperature, amount of natural/daylight and so on. The customers of lighting control systems apply a set of such lighting control strategies using specific technologies and methods to control consumption of light energy. 
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2014-05-21

Digital Lumens Unveils Stand-Alone Lighting Control Solution for Smart Lighting

Digital Lumens unveiled the Digital Light Agent (DLA) product family, a stand-alone lighting control solution that transforms any fixture from any manufacturer into a LightRules®-Ready member of an Intelligent Lighting System.
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2014-05-12

Chinese Smart Lighting Market to Reach US $200 Billion by 2018

China has been actively promoting of smart industry development in response as the country rolls out smart city projects. China’s smart building industry market has already reached RMB 100 billion (US $16 billion) with at least 3,000 different companies. LED lighting fixtures make up around 20 to 30 percent of the smart building market. With increasing LED luminous efficacy, LED lighting fixture market share will most certainly continue to rise. This rising in smart building infrastructure trend will fuel future LED lighting industry growth. 
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2014-05-09

Dialight Launches World's First Hazardous Area Rated Smart LED Fixture

Dialight, introduced the world's first Class I Div 2 certified LED lighting system featuring advanced integrated wireless controls. The new SafeSite® High Bay with Wireless Control system offers a simple and secure touch-screen management interface that provides maximum lighting control and energy efficiency for both indoor and outdoor hazardous applications, such as refineries, drilling platforms, chemical and power generation facilities.
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2014-04-10

Smart LED Nails that Light Up Near NFC Signals

Manicures are getting techy and flashier in Japan with Takara Tomy Arts smart LED nails. 
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2014-04-07

All Eyes on Smart Lighting at Light+Building 2014

Smart lighting has become the trump card  for manufactures who want to give themselves an edge in the market. Large manufacturers including Philips, Osram, Samsung, and LG all showcased their newest smart lighting products at Light+Building 2014. The idea that anything is possible through smart lighting was evident at this year’s exhibition in Frankfurt. 
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2014-04-03

Lutron Introduces Mobile Connectivity Solution for Wireless Dimmers and Battery-Powered Shades

Giving clients the ability to adjust their lights and window shades from a smart phone has never been easier, more reliable, or affordable. Lutron Electronics, maker of energy-saving wireless light and shade controls, today announced the Lutron Smart Bridge Pro – a wireless bridge that connects Lutron’s Caseta® Wireless dimmers, Pico® remote controls, Serena™ remote-controlled shades, and third-party devices to a new Lutron app, providing convenient home control from iOS and Android-based smart phones.
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2014-04-01

All-in-one Smart Opto-medical Device?

Gone may be the days, where the doctor used to pierce needle through the arteries of patient to collect blood sample and test for any perceived ailment.  At this horizon of technology, scientists have been able to investigate, design, manufacture and calibrate new procedures to analyze a particular blood cell organelle without the need of collecting it explicitly.  Not just in the field of cell biology, but smart medical devices are also making their presence felt in the field of tissue imaging, ophthalmology, neuroscience, orthopaedics, and ear cell regenerations as you will learn through this article.
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2014-04-01

LG Showcases Smart Lighting at Light + Building

LG Electronics (LG) will mark the expansion of its global lighting business by introducing its newest lighting products at the Light+Building 2014 trade show from March 30 to April 4 at the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre in Germany. Under the theme of Simply Smart in Lighting, LG will showcase advanced lighting technologies in the areas of Energy Savings & Payback, Connect & Control and Comfort & Well-being.
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2014-03-31

Philips Expands Hue Range with 3D Printed and White Color Bulbs

Royal Philips, the global leader in LED lighting, announced the launch of 3D-printed connected luminaires as well as white color LED bulbs to its expanding Philips Hue range.
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2014-03-31

Philips Launches Kinetic Hue Lighting Control

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, today announces a world’s first: Philips Hue tap, a clever little switch which makes controlling your favorite hue light scenes even easier. Being kinetic-powered no batteries are needed.
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2014-03-27

Philips and Ecophon Launch Light-Emitting Acoustic Ceiling for Offices

Philips and Saint-Gobain Ecophon, a global supplier of acoustic systems will launch a transformational new version of their jointly developed light-emitting acoustic ceiling. The new SoundLight Comfort Ceiling Tunable White enables dynamic lighting, supporting the human body’s natural biorhythm to aid wellbeing and productivity. It is based upon the known benefits of SoundLight Comfort Ceiling launched in 2012.
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2014-03-26

Four Major Trends at TILS 2014

Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) 2014 was bigger than ever this year, held jointly with LED Taiwan for the first time. Organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA, TILS 2014 was held at the Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei from March 20-23. It showcased over 333 manufacturers and attracted around 16,000 visitors from around the world during the four day show. 
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2014-03-24

LED Industry Technology Trends Showcased at TILS 2014

Taiwan International Lighting Show(TILS) 2014 opened its doors on March 20, 2014. This is the first year TILS has been held jointly with LED Taiwan. The show focused on the technology and future development for LED lighting manufacturers.
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2014-03-21

Lighting Systems that “Think" So You Don’t Have To

Long lifespan is one of the main selling points for LED bulbs, but it could also be their downfall. As market penetration rate rises and more people are willing to adopt LEDs, the market will become saturated. With such a long lifespan, there will be less need to buy new bulbs and manufacturers will lose business. Manufacturers are now starting to turn towards smart lighting to keep consumers coming back. 
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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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