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The Past, the Present and the Future by Bill Attardi

This blog is an attempt to pull together an understanding of the transition taking place from the Traditional Lighting industry (the Past), to the Smart Lighting industry (the Present) to the Intelligent Lighting industry (the Future). Your comments are welcome…..

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Webinar: Join Current, Powered by GE on December 15 at 2pm

…for an information-rich webinar to explore an intelligent approach to energy management through LED lighting & controls. Experience a real-time, holistic view of an enterprise platform that provides insights to optimize & forecast. Discover: • Why LED technology and controls

GE Is Putting Alexa Into a Funky-Looking Lamp

In 2015, Amazon made the world of manufacturing an offer. Make a device with a microphone, a speaker, and an internet connection, they said, and we’ll let you add in our virtual assistant Alexa, free of charge. Now, GE is

Panasonic to Acquire Austrian LED Headlight Maker ZKW Group?

Early estimates that the headlight manufacturer could value US $880 million. Industry insiders believe that Panasonic’s interest in ZKW is due to its aim to penetrate the automobile lighting market, as demands in electronic appliances slows down. Panasonic has already

Rise in Chinese LED Package Prices Continue

Since May 2016, Chinese players have been surging LED package prices, started with Epistar’s distributor in China, Luxlite, which announced a surge in LED package prices, citing a number of reasons for the price increase. Now, Chinese LED chips makers

New York’s Bridges to Get Multi-Million Dollar LED Facelift

Nine New York City bridges will receive an LED overhaul during the first phase of the $500 million project. The New York Crossings Project will include Whitestone Bridge, Throgs Neck Bridge, RFK Triborough Bridge, Queens Midtown Tunnel, Hugh L. Carey

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Lutron Simple And Scalable Wireless Lighting Control

Vive Wireless Lighting Control

Introducing a revolutionary, modular wireless lighting control solution for new and existing commercial buildings. All Lutron wireless products utilize Lutron patented Clear Connect wireless technology which operates in an uncongested radio frequency band. The result is ultra-reliable communication and smooth

Malmö School Introduces Human Centric Lighting

Malmö School introduces Human Centric Lighting

An experimental human centric lighting scheme has been installed at Lindeborgskolan school in Malmo, Sweden, aimed at improving pupil performance. The human centric system replaced a fluorescent lighting scheme, a change which pupils claim has improved their concentration, making them

Contractor Skills Shortage to Put Brake on Connected Lighting

Skills shortage to put brake on connected lighting

A looming skills shortage could derail the revolution in connected lighting – unless action is taken to train a generation of contractors. PLUS: Customer who spent $150 million on lighting says pace of technological development is ‘overwhelming’. This video post

TM-30 BASICS with Michael Royer of PNNL

TM-30 Basics

– IES TM-30-15 is a new system of several related measures and graphics that can be used together to effectively evaluate and communicate a light source’s color rendering properties. The development of the method involved synthesizing multiple related research efforts

Philips Lighting Launches Indoor, Tunable-White LED Lighting Platform

Philips Lighting "Tunable White Solutions"

Six major luminaire series from various Philips Lighting brands offer support for the new tunable-white SSL platform that relies on the company’s Dynalite network control platform. Philips Lighting has announced what it is simplistically calling the Philips Tunable White System,

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Amerlux Unveils Retail Retrofit Campaign to Replace Lighting Fixtures with LED

Designed to help retailers save costs on energy use and lighting maintenance, Amerlux® unveils the Multiple LED Retrofit Program to replace tired, now less efficient ceramic metal halide and halogen fixtures. Amerlux provides Hornet and Cylindrix LED Multiple fixtures that

Top 10 LED Product Picks for October, 2016

Congratulations to the following companies for having new products selected by Electrical Wholesaling’s http://ewweb.com/ editors for this month’s Top 10 LED Product Picks: Bayco, Cree, EPCO, Ericson, Juno Lighting/Acuity, Keystone, Lighting Science, Lutron, Organic Lighting Systems and Sylvania. If you

Ushio America Introduces the New Uphoria™ Edge LED MR16 Lamps


Ushio America Introduces the New Uphoria™ Edge LED MR16 Lamps – Available in ENERGY STAR® certified 5W and 6.5W models, these lamps offer an energy saving alternative for 35W to 50W halogen lamps with improved efficacy compared to their LED

Crestron Introduces New In-Wall and Centralized 0 – 10V Control for LED Lighting


The Cameo® Wireless In-Wall LED Dimmer (CLW-DIMFLVEX-P) placeholder is designed for dimming 0 – 10V voltage light and is easily installed in any standard 1-gang wall box. Versatile and affordable, it features field-replaceable engravable buttons, and can be configured with

TCP Flat Panel LED Luminaires Now Available


TCP LED Flat Panel Luminaires are a cost-effective, high-efficiency alternative to T5, T8 and T12 linear fluorescent troffers. The Flat Panel Luminaire features a lightweight, slim low-profile design with a long 50,000 hour rated life. Innovative edgelit technology paired with

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