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Within the Next 20 Years We Will Be Living in a Different World! And You Thought It Was Just in Lighting

An interesting talk by the Managing Director of Daimler Benz – a bit mind-blowing really. There have always been the same 3 constants… Death, Taxes and CHANGE! Our competitors are no longer other car companies but Tesla (obvious), Google, Apple,

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NEMA Second Quarter Consumer Lamp Indexes Show a Y-O-Y Increase in LED A-Line Shipments

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) released its 2017 second quarter Lamp Indexes. The NEMA Lamp Indexes are composite measures of member companies’ U.S. shipments of a variety of lamp types. The report is designed to track underlying demand for

NEMA Linear Fluorescent Lamp Indexes Continue to Decline in Second Quarter 2017 while T-LED Market Penetration Increases

The linear florescent lamp index continues a downward trend, T5, T8, and T12 lamps all posted a quarter-over-quarter decrease for 2Q 2017 compared to 1Q 2017 of 9.3 percent, 10.5 percent, and 8.1 percent, respectively. The index for T8 lamps,

NEMA HID Lamp Indexes Decline Second Quarter 2017

NEMA’s shipment index for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps post a decline in shipments in 2Q 2017 compared to 2Q 2016 with mercury vapor posting a 13.9 percent decline, metal halide a 23.9 percent decline, and sodium vapor a 9.3

Adoption of the National Electrical Code®

The National Electrical Code® (NEC) is the preeminent electrical installation code in the U.S. However, the NEC takes on real significance when it is adopted into law by states and local jurisdictions. The timing for code adoption varies by locale

Target Gives the Go-Ahead on IoT Lights at Half Its Stores

The world’s largest known deployment of lighting-based indoor positioning is finally going full speed ahead, as US retail giant Target plans to roll out a customer engagement system in nearly half of its 1800 stores by Christmas. Using Bluetooth chips



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LSI LED Area Lights – Tellus (TEL16 and TEL22)

The Tellus Area Light provides one of the best solutions on the market today, with the highest return on investment when replacing existing HID area lighting fixtures advanced optics with multiple light distribution patterns produce better light output with more

Lifx Unveils Three New Mini Smart Bulbs That Work with Siri

It’s called Lifx Mini, and it comes in three varieties: a fully color-changing bulb for $45, a color-tunable, white light bulb for $30, and a fixed white light bulb at 2,700K for $25. As the name suggests, each Mini bulb

GE Sol Lamp with Alexa Now Available

Sol, which gets its namesake from the circular shape and illumination of the sun, combines functional illumination, visual indicators for everyday tasks, sleep-based light and all the skills you’d find in an Amazon Alexa product in a contemporary table lamp

Verizon Intelligent Lighting Solutions: Smart Street Lighting System

Through the power of the ThingSpace platform, Verizon is creating a digital infrastructure for smarter city services and revenue generation opportunities. Smart lighting can become a central point of technology for other IoT solutions. This video shows current and planned

Mark Gungor: MEN’S BRAINS VS WOMEN’S BRAINS

Want to laugh a little? Take a break from what you are doing and listen to Pastor Mark Gungor explain how the brain works, for men and for women. Enjoy! https://markgungor.com/

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TCP Luxterior LED General Purpose Strip and Retrofit Kit

The integrated LED luminaires significantly reduce energy consumption compared to fluorescent systems, providing instant energy savings along with the ability to take advantage of potential utility rebates. A long 50,000 hour rated life significantly decreases maintenance labor and material costs

Viribright’s® LED Downlights – Newest Generation

Viribright’s® line of LED downlights with an astounding 90+ CRI and excellent light output that reaches over 100+ lumens per watt. With our patented ViriTrue™ White technology, our team of lighting engineers has developed the highest color rendering available on

Focal Point Announces a New Approach to Connected LED Luminaires

The Internet of Things (IoT) has enabled a synergy between luminaires and controls like never before. Lighting control systems now integrate with whole building management systems and leverage the electrical power and ubiquitous presence of lighting to collect data for

Targetti Expands STORE Lighting Series

The STORE Projector is a track mounted luminaire that features a 120V non-dimmable, phase dimmable and 0-10V dimmable 3+1 circuit Nordic Pulse Track, in which the luminaire can be vertically adjusted from 0º to 90º and horizontally up to 355º

Active Grow SG300 LED Grow Light is the First to Receive the ETL Horticultural Lighting Certification

Active Grow’s Sweet Grass Series™ 300W LED Grow Light is the first to receive the new ETL Horticultural Lighting Certification from Intertek. Intertek has recognized the Active Grow SG300 LED grow light as a significant development in horticultural lighting technology,

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