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Ethan Biery ebiery@lutron.com What makes LED technology such a “disruptive” force in the lighting industry? Many reasons: new players unfamiliar with the lighting industry, new sales channels, and loads of new and innovative products (some high quality, some not). One

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Cleveland to Convert to LED Streetlights

Streetlights in Cleveland are not metered. Instead, cities pay a fixed price per streetlight, based on wattage streetlights in Ohio are estimated to burn about 4,200 hours per year. Cleveland authorities are aiming to solve this issue by introducing smart

Scientists Demonstrate First Color-Tunable and First Graphene-Based LED

Currently, all LEDs emit light of only one color, which is predefined during fabrication. So far, tuning the color of light produced by a single LED has never been realized, despite numerous attempts. So it’s quite remarkable that in a

Standards will futureproof intelligent outdoor SSL deployments

Street-light technology has changed greatly over time, including the type of light sources used, and the way street-lighting systems are operated and managed. Recent concerns about global warming and the rising cost of energy have incentivized utilities and municipalities to

Networked Lighting Controls Revenue Is Expected To Reach $4.8 Billion in 2024

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for lighting controls, including forecasts for unit shipments and revenue, segmented by equipment type, building type, construction type, technology, and region, through 2024.   Read more

Philips Taps into Silicon Valley’s Hottest Tech Start-Ups

Royal Philips aims to collaborate with the world’s top technology start-ups, pushing the boundaries of connected lighting for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has teamed up with Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play Tech Center, one of the world’s

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Wave Power Device Starts Producing Power in Hawaii

Northwest Energy Innovations

With support from the Energy Department and the U.S. Navy, a prototype wave energy device has advanced successfully from initial concept to grid-connected, open-sea pilot testing. The device, called Azura, was recently launched and installed in a 30-meter test berth


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GREEN CREATIVE Launches PAR REFINE Series High CRI LED Lamps – The new PAR REFINE Series includes PAR38, PAR30 long and short neck and PAR20 lamp types in spot, narrow flood and flood beam angles. All PAR REFINE series lamps

Acuity Duet SSL™ Technology Showcases Luminaires Integrating LED and OLED Tech


Acuity Duet SSL™ Technology Showcases Luminaires Integrating LED and OLED Tech – Optimizing both to produce refined aesthetics, photometric performance, superior lighting quality and cost effectiveness. Duet SSL blends the use of OLED – celebrated for its soft uniform glow,

Cree Joins Soccer Star Abby Wambach to Light a Better Way

Abby Wambach Shoots the Lights Out for Cree

From stadiums to homes, LED is transforming the way the world sees light. Cree has teamed with Abby Wambach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and highest all-time international goal scorer, to emphasize the importance of determination, innovation and performance – on

Lightfair® International 2015 Breaks All Records

LFI 2015 broke all registration and trade-show records with double-digit growth in its five-day New York run May 3-7. For highlights: http://www.lightfair.com/lightfair/V40/press.cvn?id=11&p_id=336 • 268,580 net square feet • 599 exhibitors • 29,900 registered attendees See LIGHTFAIR International 2015 highlights here:

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ConTech Lighting CPL 12″ & 16″ LED Pendant

ConTech CPL

ConTech Lighting is proud to introduce the latest addition to our specification grade pendant family: the CPL LED pendant. This high performance LED Pendant available in six (6) wattage/lumen packages from 23W/2550lm up to 90W/9230lm. Select from a collection of

Retrofit Rebates Up to $150 per Fixture Now Available for LG Electronics Newest LED Troffers

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LG Electronics announced that its new Sensor Connect LED wireless troffers are now qualified for rebates under the Massachusetts “Mass Save” retrofit program, designed to help commercial customers and facility managers replace aging, inefficient equipment with energy efficient alternatives. LG

Jiawei Technology Announces MAXIMUS® Smart Security Light™


Easy to SEE and SPEAK with someone LIVE at your front door from virtually anywhere. Now available at HomeDepot.com, the MAXIMUS Smart Security Light detects someone approaching your home, sends an alert and makes it possible for you to engage

Cree BR30 LED Floodlight is an LED Value

Cree BR30

THE GOOD: At $10, Cree’s new LED floodlight is one of the most affordable big-name options available. It scores well in both brightness and efficiency, and offers better dimming performance than its predecessor. THE BAD: Cree’s new bulb still can’t

Hubbell Lighting Launches New LED Emergency Lights

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Hubbell Lighting announced that Dual-Lite has launched the NEMA 4X Dynamo Emergency Light. Designed for complex industrial applications, the high output Dynamo enables spacing up to 74’ at 12’ mounting heights or 81’ at 7.5’ mounting heights—the widest spacing in

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