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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2014-03-20

Xicato® Introduces XIM LED for Smart Lighting Applications

Integration of connectivity, sensors and software creates a powerful light point that enables digital, networked control and efficacies greater than 100 lumens per Watt
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2014-03-10

Philips Hue makes Debut in China

Philips Hue has officially entered the Chinese market. Philips announced the arrival of Hue during an event at Shanghai Xintiandi on March 7th. It will be available for purchase at Apple Stores around China and online. 
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2014-02-25

EnOcean Alliance Brings Smart Lighting Systems to Light+ Building 2014

Alliance members present integrated systems for building automation and smart homes on the basis of the batteryless wireless standard, setting new trends in the direction of artificial intelligence
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2014-02-24

Ericsson and Philips Unite to Provide Mobile Broadband Connectivity through Smart Street Lighting

- New connected street lighting model solves two issues simultaneously: offering city officials an innovative way to afford next generation energy efficient LED lighting to meet sustainability goals, and enabling network operators to offer improved city-wide mobile broadband and app coverage   - Citizens will benefit from improved mobile network coverage for data communications and enhanced safety with brighter, well lit streets Philips and Ericsson combine the benefits of mobile connectivity and LED lighting in a ''lighting-as-a-service'' model for cit...
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2014-02-19

LEDs have their Eyes on You at Newark Airport

More and more American cities are being installed with LED light fixtures with embedded cameras and sensors. Newark airport is the latest among the long list of areas investing in surveillance technology in combination with LEDs. The newly installed LED fixtures are connected to a wireless surveillance system to provide safety for fliers and cut down on operating costs. Around 171 LED fixtures have been installed around the airport so far.
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2014-02-07

Viper Networks and Apollo Metro Complete Initial Lighting Pilot for Qatar

Viper Networks, an intelligent LED lighting solutions provider, is pleased to announce that in partnership with Apollo Metro Solutions, Inc., the Company has concluded its preliminary pilot in the city of Doha, Qatar. There is a secondary pilot already approved and set for shipment in four weeks.
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2014-01-22

Will the LED Industry be Xiaomi’s Next Milestone?

Xiaomi has established itself within three years, manufacturing electronic hardware products such as smartphones, set top box, television, and routers all under the leadership of Lei Jun, Founder, Chairman, and CEO. The company focuses on smart household appliances, but in the future plans to ultimately turn towards smart living room and bedroom.
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2014-01-20

Philips Continues Smart Lighting Strategy in Japan

Tucked in the far corner of Lighting Japan 2014 show grounds last week, Philips Lighting booth attracted a huge crowd of visitors with its colorful Philips Hue LED bulb display. The company delivered a clear message of continuing its global strategy of promoting the colorful bulb at the show through a large cargo box display installed with 150 Philips Hue bulbs.
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2014-01-06

Belkin Released Affordable LED Lighting Starter Kit

Belkin is taking advantage of the wave of growing interest for smart lighting by introducing their LED lighting Starter Set. WeMo was first introduced at last year’s CES and is now available for purchase at US $129, much lower their their smart lighting competitors such as Philips Hue.
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2013-12-24

LIFX Arrives in the UAE

LIFX created a Wi-Fi enabled, multi-color, energy efficient LED light bulb that you can control with a smartphone. LIFX gives you a completely one-of-a-kind experience with your lights, up to 16+ million color options at your fingertips. 
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2013-12-16

Philips Showcases Future Wireless LED Smart Lighting Trend

Philips showed off their new smart bulbs Hue at this year’s 25th Taipei International Building, Construction, and Decoration Exhibition. The company  showcased the future trend of LED smart lighting, according to the Economic Daily News on December 13th. The new wireless color tunable LED ceiling lamp can be remotely controlled for mood lighting, with plans of being launched in the beginning of 2014. The already released Dynalite series uses wireless smart lighting concepts to illustrate the company’s innovative thinking as well as the future possibilities for LED lighting
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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