Monthly Archives: July 2015

Large Lighting Manufacturers Continue to Transition to LED, as Traditional Business Shrinks

The lighting market continued the move toward LED technology in 2014. LED lamp revenues in 2013 were 25% of total global lamp revenues, growing to 30% in 2014 and is forecast to reach 67% in 2022, according to Fabian Hoelzenbein,

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Cleveland to Convert to LED Streetlights

Streetlights in Cleveland are not metered. Instead, cities pay a fixed price per streetlight, based on wattage streetlights in Ohio are estimated to burn about 4,200 hours per year. Cleveland authorities are aiming to solve this issue by introducing smart

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Scientists Demonstrate First Color-Tunable and First Graphene-Based LED

Currently, all LEDs emit light of only one color, which is predefined during fabrication. So far, tuning the color of light produced by a single LED has never been realized, despite numerous attempts. So it’s quite remarkable that in a

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Standards will futureproof intelligent outdoor SSL deployments

Street-light technology has changed greatly over time, including the type of light sources used, and the way street-lighting systems are operated and managed. Recent concerns about global warming and the rising cost of energy have incentivized utilities and municipalities to

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Networked Lighting Controls Revenue Is Expected To Reach $4.8 Billion in 2024

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for lighting controls, including forecasts for unit shipments and revenue, segmented by equipment type, building type, construction type, technology, and region, through 2024.   Read more

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Philips Taps into Silicon Valley’s Hottest Tech Start-Ups

Royal Philips aims to collaborate with the world’s top technology start-ups, pushing the boundaries of connected lighting for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has teamed up with Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play Tech Center, one of the world’s

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ConTech Lighting CPL 12″ & 16″ LED Pendant

ConTech Lighting is proud to introduce the latest addition to our specification grade pendant family: the CPL LED pendant. This high performance LED Pendant available in six (6) wattage/lumen packages from 23W/2550lm up to 90W/9230lm. Select from a collection of

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DTE Energy to Upgrade Street Lighting in Ecorse, Michigan

DTE Energy Co., which is involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services, has announced a partnership with the city of Ecorse in Michigan to upgrade street lighting throughout the community. Ecorse was one of 11 communities

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A Shakeup for T8

The U.S. DOE recently issued new energy standards for general-service fluorescent lamps, and the standards go into effect Jan. 26, 2018. The new rules are likely to primarily affect availability of standard 4-foot, 32-watt T8 lamps and some reduced-wattage T8

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NOVEMBER 16, 2015: DOE Connected Lighting Systems Workshop

At the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. There is a lot of buzz today about the Internet of Things and the convergence of intelligent controllable light sources, communication networks, sensors, and data exchange in future lighting systems. There is less talk,

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A.L.P. Acquires Selected Manufacturing Assets of Reflek

Reflek Manufacturing, Inc. is a producer of high performance reflector and fabricated components for the lighting industry. This acquisition allows A.L.P. to add anodized reflectors and other downlighting components to its comprehensive product line. A.L.P. will add spinning, hydroforming, painting

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Get the Latest on the Region’s Cybersecurity Threats

Threats to cybersecurity change every day, so it is essential to stay on top of the latest updates to keep your business safe. The New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell(NJCCIC) has released its latest bulletin, which details the vulnerability of the

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IEEE standard for lighting flicker is overly conservative

The health effects that lighting flicker causes have been studied for some time. The IEEE has proposed the 1789 standard to alert the public to potential negative health consequences of both short- and long-term exposure to flickering lights. The proposed

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Home Depot Acquires Distributor in Billion Dollar Deal

The Home Depot® has announced its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Jacksonville, Fla.-based Interline Brands, Inc., for $1.625 billion in cash, a leading national distributor and direct marketer of broad-line maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products. Interline is

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Samsung and Luming Technology Sign Strategic LED Partnership Agreement

Samsung Electric senior executives of its LED business arm and Chinese lighting manufacturer Luming Technology have signed a LED strategic framework partnership agreement. Under the agreement, the two companies will be collaborating on the LED products and technology related to

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Bridgelux CEO: CEC Perfect Fit for Company’s Future Market Strategy

Bridgelux’s strategic partnership with one of China’s largest electronic company China Electronics Corporation (CEC) and its LED industry strategy has made CEC the ideal acquisitor among potential buyers, wrote Bridgelux CEO Bradley Bullington. The U.S. LED manufacturer has developed a

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New DOE Report Estimates LED Savings in Common Lighting Applications

Adoption of Light-Emitting Diodes in Common Lighting Applications. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released its latest report in a series analyzing markets where LEDs compete with traditional lighting sources. The new report reveals a wealth of insights into

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DOE to Announce FY 2016 SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science plans to announce a funding opportunity on August 17, 2015. Under this grant opportunity, DOE will seek applications for funding directed toward FY16 Phase I projects. Topics for this funding opportunity

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MaxLite introduces 347-volt LED fixtures for Canadian market

The energy-efficient luminaires are provided as a seamless upgrade solution for the Canadian market, where 347-volt supply circuits are commonplace in commercial and industrial settings. Vapor Tight and Utility Wrap fixtures are designed to replace traditional fluorescent lighting with more

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LEDs Deliver more control and intelligence, as SSL aesthetics and performance advance

The exhibits at this year’s LightFair International (LFI) bristled with the latest new LED-based products, performance advances, innovative indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures, novel retrofit approaches, and dazzling remote control and networking methods from anywhere and by just about anyone

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