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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

Energy Savings Forecast of Solid-State Lighting in General Illumination Applications

Using new and updated data sources, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is now predicting that light-emitting diode (LED) lighting will achieve an 84% general-lighting-market penetration by 2030, substantially more than the 74% penetration DOE predicted just last year. DOE

Alliance to Promote Smart Lighting by Doug Chandler

The AllSeen Alliance, a San Francisco-based cross-industry collaboration to advance device connectivity through an open source software project, recently announced an initiative designed to change how homeowners and business owners think about and interact with lighting systems in their homes

Specifying Lighting Controls: Part 2

To start determining what kind of lighting control system meets your client’s or project’s needs, make a list of the requirements. This can be a pretty daunting task; consider that the US Department of Energy’s Building Technology Department’s Lighting Development,

ALKILU Partners with Visionox to Streamline OLED Lighting Product Development

ALKILU Enterprises, an emerging leader in affordable OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diodes) Lighting products for consumers, announced that is has signed a formal partnership with Visionox, a high-tech enterprise specializing in the mass development and manufacturing of OLED technology in China

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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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