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HBO AND CBS SHOW DISTRIBUTORS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU STOP INNOVATING BY SCOTT COSTA, PUBLISHER, TED MAGAZINE www.tedmag.com

The distribution of television programming is about to change forever. Now is the time to think about changing the way you distribute your electrical products before someone else does it first. I have personally written a number of stories on

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Cree Unveils Cheaper, More Efficient LED Lighting

LED lighting is about to get a whole lot better. In case you haven’t heard, the clock is ticking on incandescent lighting technology. The U.S. is no longer importing or manufacturing traditional light bulbs and most stores are busy selling

DOE Publishes Technical Brief Clarifying Misconceptions About Safety of LED Lighting

The spectral emission of LEDs is a frequent subject of concern, so to set the record straight, the U.S. Department of Energy has published a technical brief entitled True Colors: LEDs and the Relationship Between CCT, CRI, Optical Safety, Material

ACEEE: Massachusetts Tops California as Most Energy-Efficient

State Governors and lawmakers in state capitals across the nation continue to take major steps to lower energy costs, reduce pollution, and save consumers money by increasing their states’ energy efficiency, according to the findings of the 8th edition of

Cree Says Its New LEDs Will Cut Costs 40%

Cree announced Thursday that the first of its new XHP (extreme high power) LEDs are now available in sample quantities for its commercial customers. The new LEDs will feature double the lumens on a single LED compared to what was

A 6-Point Analysis of the Philips Lighting Business Restructure

Philips announced on Sept. 23, 2014, it would separate its health care and lighting businesses into a two new companies, each of which would continue to leverage the Philips brand. LEDinside analyzed the reasons behind Philips lighting business restructure from



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Alba by Stack

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The world’s first responsive light bulb. The next generation of light bulbs features embedded intelligence, with many new products becoming available, as the editor of LEDs Magazine recently pointed out. An interesting new product that’s been getting a ton of

Acuity Brands’ Video Promotes OLED Lighting

OLED Lighting by Acuity Brands

An interesting take on the technology that transcends the technical and appreciates the light source as an effective tool for enriching spaces with light. OLEDs go beyond form and function….OLED lighting introduces a new design paradigm where technology, architecture and

DOE Releases LED T8 Caliper Report

LED Linear Lamps and Troffer Lighting: CALiPER Report Series 21

http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/doe-releases-led-t8-caliper-report The Department of Energy’s CALiPER program performed a series of investigations on linear LED lamps. Each report in the series covers the performance of up to 31 linear LED lamps, which were purchased in late 2012 or 2013. The first

CNET Philips SlimStyle LED Review

The skinny Philips SlimStyle is flat, but well-rounded

http://www.cnet.com/products/philips-slimstyle-led-bulb/ A tempting LED, thanks to the slimmed-down price point. The Good: The oddly-shaped Philips Slim. Style is a value-priced LED that serves as a respectable incandescent replacement. The flat design helps it manage heat better than other LEDs. The

This Dimmable Bulb Needs No Dimmer

Dimmer-free dimming with the Nanoleaf Bloom LED

The Nanoleaf Bulb promises to turn any boring old light switch into a dimmer. Is it worth the price? The Good: The eye-catching Nanoleaf Bloom uses clever programming to dim without the need for a dimmer. It’s also the most

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The Avi-on Switch

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Avi-On’s Bluetooth LE-based system consists of a mobile app, a light bulb and a capacitive-touch light switch. Once installed you can set up lighting schedules, control bulb brightness, reposition a light switch in your home, or add customizable lighting to

Arva HyLite LED Omni-Cob Family of Bulbs

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Energy-efficient replacements to retrofit a wide variety of traditional light fixtures. It is a highly efficient bulb (Efficacy: 110 lm/w) that can replace standard Incandescent, HPS, MH, MV and CFL bulb in both new and retrofit fixtures for significant energy

EW’s Top 10 LED Product Picks for October

Check out Electrical Wholesaling’s LED Product Picks for October 2014. This month’s picks include LEDs from Bulbrite, MaxLite, Soraa, Nora Lighting, Cree, Philips Lighting, GE Lighting, Osram Sylvania, Hubbell Lighting and Lithonia Lichting/Acuity Brands. http://ewweb.com/lighting/ews-top-10-led-product-picks-october

Samsung Step-Dim L-Tube 4000K 4ft (32W EQ)

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Samsung introduces an industry first AC direct 3 level step-dimming L-Tube. With light levels ranging from 100% to 42% to 14%, this L-Tube delivers maximum efficiency and minimal power consumption to light expansive commercial spaces. The all-new lightweight design includes an integrated

Green Creative MR16 12V 6W Dimmable

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This MR16 is suitable for use in totally enclosed fixtures and capable of operating in a broad range of applications. Whether it is installed in indoor/outdoor, recessed, track or landscape environments, this lamp’s advanced thermal design ensures optimal performance: 450lm

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