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2015 Lighting for Tomorrow Awards Announced

Lighting for Tomorrow is a competition that challenges manufacturers to develop residential lighting products that successfully incorporate advances in both design and energy efficiency. Awards were presented at the American Lighting Association Annual Conference in Huntington Beach, CA, on October

The European Commission (EC) Upholds Decision to Ban Mains-Voltage Directional Halogens in September 2016

As part of the review of the lighting directive EC 1194/2012, four criteria needed to be assessed before a phase-out could be confirmed. Issues of affordability were under scrutiny, as well performance, equivalence to existing models and compatibility. The EU

DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on Portland, OR’s LED Streetlight Conversion from HPS

The Portland Bureau of Transportation was an early investigator of LED street lighting and one of the first public agencies to join DOE’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, so learning how the city addressed the challenges it encountered can be

Round Rock Smart LED Street Light Pilot Includes Video and Emergency Beacons

The city of Round Rock, TX, located near Austin, has announced an LED street and area lighting trial that includes networked luminaires, 360° video cameras for security in two locations, and red LED emergency beacon lighting on the roadway poles

Chinese LED Industry in Deep Waters, Only a Handful of LED Manufacturers to Remain

With the LED industry entering a mature phase, painful situations have become unavoidable. Price wars are escalating, product quality issues are increasing instead of diminishing, and growing numbers of mergers and acquisitions are intensifying industry restructure. In September these “negative

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Audi Debuts Organic LED Lights At Frankfurt

It seems that just about every car offers some sort of exterior LED lighting these days, and the trick laser headlights are already on the roads in Europe, but Audi is getting ready to debut an even more advanced lighting

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

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EW’s Top 10 LED Product Picks for October 2015

LED products from Acuity Brands, Cree, Hubbell Lighting, Edge Lighting, Espen Technology, JESCO, Litetronics, Nicor, Nora Lighting and Nordeon made EW’s picks for the October 2015 Top 10 LEDs. http://ewweb.com/gallery/sneak-preview-ews-top-10-led-product-picks-october-2015#slide-0-field_images-27131 http://ewweb.com/gallery/sneak-preview-ews-top-10-led-product-picks-october-2015#slide-0-field_images-27131

NICOR Adds a New Level of Ambience to Its LED Downlight Family with Sunset Dimming

Sunset dimming not only improves the flexibility of lighting, but now increases the overall color selection in a design space adding a new level of ambience.  ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (August 2015) – NICOR has taken its highly successful LED Downlight

The Prudential Lighting P4000 Gets A New (Way More Playful) Shape

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Their best-seller for four decades has been reconfigured and has a playful new donut shape called O. To add to the fun factor, this new ring of light can be surface mounted or suspended by straight aircraft cables with top-swivel

Ushio America Introduces the New Uphoria™ 2 LED PAR Lamps

Ushio Uphoria

These LED PAR20, PAR30, PAR30LN and PAR38 Models combine the classic styling of traditional PAR lamps with the advanced technology of LEDs and custom designed optics. This provides a light-weight, energy saving, dimmable LED lamp with the form, fit and

Schréder to Demonstrate Smart LED Light Pole at Frankfurt Exhibition


Schréder has announced the preview of the LED-centric Shuffle smart-lighting pole that will be demonstrated at the New Mobility World exhibit that will be held in conjunction with the International Motor Show scheduled for Sept. 17–27, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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