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A BRAVE NEW WORLD BY STEVE BYRNE, COO AT FACILITY SOLUTIONS GROUP (FSG)

http://www.fsgi.com/fsg/ Traveling Toward Utopia After two days of walking the double decked trade show floor of Light Fair in NYC, it was apparent that 7 trends are ushering in a Brave New World in the lighting industry. Here they are;

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Selecting Color Temperature in LED Lighting

One innovation being touted at Lightfair by several manufacturers was the ability to tune an LED lamp or luminaire to the temperature of white desired, from very warm golden white to very cool bluish whites. While these different color temperatures

Acuity and Johnson Controls Deploy SSL on El Paso Streets

El Paso, TX was able to find multiple Texas-state programs that together made a project that included more than 11,000 street lights feasible. Specifically, the project qualified for a $200,000 rebate through the Texas Emission Reduction Plan. The remaining funds

New from Arlington! Non-Metallic Enclosure Boxes Meet NEMA3R for Outdoor Use

Arlington’s UV rated enclosure boxes now MEET NEMA 3R requirements for outdoor use. They protect and secure power backups, security devices, etc. indoors or outside. Available in three sizes – the 12″ x 12″ x 4″ with or without a

ACEEE: Boston, NYC, Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Seattle Rank as America’s Most Energy-Efficient US Cities

Available online at http://aceee.org/local-policy/city-scorecard the ACEEE report finds that Boston continues to be the most energy-efficient city in the nation, receiving 82 out of a possible 100 points, an improvement of more than five points from that city’s 2013 score.

Current LG OLED TVs To Get High Dynamic Range (HDR) Update

In a dramatic about turn from previous announcements, LG has exclusively revealed to me today that it’s going to add high dynamic range video playback to its current range of OLED TVs. According to a statement from LG’s Korean headquarters,



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Philips Launches Wireless LED Smart Light Hue Go

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Philips Hue Go is an iF Design award winning, fully portable wireless lamp with all of the clever connectivity features of Philips Hue, meaning that it is now possible to experience the light that you want, wherever you want as

Data Transmission Through Light by Craig DiLouie

Visible Light Communication - Data through Light, NECA/IBEW Team

This NECA Electric TV video provides an introduction to LiFi–the use of visible light as a source of data transmission. It’s already being done with lasers, and now the potential of using LED luminaires is being explored. In the general

Switchmate Develops a Technology That Will Turn Your Dumb Old Incandescent Lights into Smart Ones

Switchmate Smart Lighting

Switchmate’s http://www.myswitchmate.com/ plastic cover snaps over a conventional light switch and adds Bluetooth connectivity to it. Fire up an app on your smartphone, and suddenly you can usher your brainless incandescent bulbs into the modern digital era. All without the purchase

GE’s Lighting-Based Indoor Positioning Solution

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Indoor location technology embedded inside GE LED lighting fixtures will deliver high-value applications to retailers, providing the ability to understand the precise location of shoppers using an opt-in application on their smartphones and tablets. The solution combines Visible Light Communication

The Industrial Internet and the Future of Lighting

The Industrial Internet and the Future of Lighting

Watch GE Lighting President & CEO Maryrose Sylvester discuss the massive transformation underway in the lighting industry as the old incandescent lightbulb is replaced with smart LED systems and cities, companies, and consumers are empowered to cut costs and energy

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ConTech Introduces the R2A Series, 2” Adjustable LED Recessed Downlight

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This innovative downlight features a universal LED module that consists of a high output multi-chip LED array arranged into a single package, enabling precise optical control. Precision TIR Optics produce Spot (11°), Medium (27°), and Flood (40°) beam distributions. Available

Cree Redefines the Discrete Power MOSFET Landscape with the Industry’s First 900V SiC MOSFET

Cree CRC509 900V MOSFET PR

Cree, Inc. has introduced its latest breakthrough in SiC power device technology: the industry’s first 900V MOSFET platform. Optimized for high frequency power electronics applications, including renewable energy inverters, electric vehicle charging systems, and three-phase industrial power supplies, the new

Ushio Ubiquity™ LED T8 Linear Lamps

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Ubiquity™ LED T8 Lamps offer an easy and safe energy-saving retrofit solution for F32T8 fluorescent lamps on instant start electronic ballasts. There’s no need to rewire fixtures or disconnect ballasts. These DLC qualified lamps are available in 2 different wattages,

AVX Adds Single Contact IDC Connector with PTH Terminations to its Proven 9176 WTB Series

AVV927 9176-60X Single-Tine PTH IDC Connector PR

AVX Adds Single Contact IDC Connector with PTH Terminations to its Proven 9176 WTB Series Delivering the same features and benefits for which the 9176 Series is known — including a gas-tight connection to the PCB for long-term reliability, preassembled

Juno Aculux 2-Inch LED Precision Luminaires

Juno

With the diminutive 2-inch Aculux LED precision luminaire you can have all the performance of a conventional 6-inch luminaire … and more. This discreet, aesthetically stunning package delivers up to 1,000 lumens of high-precision downlighting, wall washing, or adjustable accent

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