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A Judicious SWOT Analysis – Just Five (5) Apropos Questions to Ask Yourself by Bill Attardi

The SWOT (Strengths / Weaknesses / Opportunities / Threats) Analysis is an important tool in the strategic marketing planning process and is taught in every graduate and undergraduate business course in academia. My view is that this should be an

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Copper Bounces Around Waiting on the Fed

The price of a pound of copper continues to fluctuate as investors interested in the red metal wait to hear what the Fed will do today. Will they hike up the interest rate as expected? Or, will they keep it

These Smart Street Lights Don’t Use Their Own Brains to Adjust to the Weather

A Minneapolis suburb that is trialing tunable-white LED street lights has now equipped them to automatically adjust brightness and color temperatures based on weather conditions. So that must mean the town added sensors that can help detect rain, fog, clouds,

CLTC Releases 2016 Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide

This guide assists builders and lighting industry professionals in navigating the nonresidential lighting and electrical power distribution portions of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). The updated Energy Standards took effect on January 1, 2017. The Nonresidential

How LED Lighting Can Transform USA

Only 10% of USA’s streetlights have been converted from the traditional sodium lights to LED lights in the past few years, despite the fact that LED lights can save up to 50% more energy than the sodium lights. The District

Human-Centric Lighting Reduces Drug Reliance at Danish Psychiatric Hospital

Doctors, nurses, therapists report a calming effect from the Chromaviso circadian lighting system. Professional staff at a Danish psychiatric hospital have administered fewer drugs and noticed a marked reduction in patient outbursts and disturbances following the installation of a human-centric



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How is lighting changing how we watch sports?

From the Super Bowl, to the football pitch, to the speedway, lighting is being used to improve the sporting experience. This week we ask how is lighting changing the way we watch sports? http://luxreview.com

LED R&D CHALLENGES

Like any new technology, LED lighting must demonstrate a compelling value to buyers before it begins to win sizeable market share from the incumbent technologies it will replace. Over the past decade, research and development have yielded impressive improvements in

OLED R&D CHALLENGES

OLEDs are based on organic (carbon-based) materials. Unlike LEDs, which are small point sources, OLEDs are made in sheets that provide a diffuse-area light source. While developing rapidly, OLED technology is less mature than LED technology, whose rapid advancement has

How Intel Lit Up the Super Bowl with Drones

The Lady Gaga half time production incorporated a compelling bit of contemporary technology: In a reportedly pre-recorded sequence, a swarm of 300 tightly coordinated drones lit up the sky, circling around one another in patterns choreographed tightly as anything happening

Happy New Year from the Brown Family

We all know and love Papa Bill Brown. Well he and Norma, along with the wonderful Brown family, just spent 2 weeks in Arizona (Tanque Verde Ranch) and he shared a happy new year video with me and I want

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Philips Hue Candelabra Bulbs

Philips Hue has long vied for domination of the smart LED lighting market, and it’s leading the charge into color-changing candelabra bulbs, too. The big advantage the Hue Candle bulbs have is the existing Hue ecosystem — a system compatible

Cree’s High Power LED Delivers Unmatched Efficacy & Lumen Density

Cree, Inc. introduces the XLamp XHP70.2 LED, the second generation of the highest output Extreme High Power LED, which delivers up to 9 percent more lumens and 18 percent higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the first generation XHP70 LED. The XHP70.2

Eaton Launches Curved Wavestream LED and Luxwire Technologies

Eaton announces the launch of the Neo-Ray Covera and Converge architectural suspended product families featuring its new next generation curved WaveStream light-emitting diode (LED) technology. Combining a contemporary and minimalist design with advanced optical performance and connected lighting capabilities, the

Douglas Lighting Controls Unveils Dialog Room Controller 2

Douglas Lighting Controls, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, has introduced the Dialog® Room Controller 2 for light and receptacle control of offices, classrooms, and other defined spaces. The stand-alone system is factory configured with wall station switches,

New Crestron Zūm Makes It Simple to Design, Set Up, and Manage Lighting Control in Any Space

All the essential “building block” devices (wireless dimmers, switches, sensors, etc.) needed for dimming and automation are thoughtfully engineered to work together wirelessly. Setup only requires a few taps on a keypad, dimmer, or mobile app. Scaling from standalone systems

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