Monthly Archives: October 2015

Global Hotlist of ‘Most Exciting’ Lighting Firms Unveiled

The annual Global Hotlist of lighting companies that are setting the pulse of the market has been unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong. Opple Zumtobel Cree Dyson Kinetura Acuity GVA Osram Gooee Nanoco http://luxreview.com/article/2015/10/-global-hotlist-of-lighting-firms-unveiled-

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Georgia Power Lighting Initiates LED Streetlighting Project in Ohio City

Georgia Power announced it has rolled out a LED lighting upgrade for approximately 12,500 high pressure sodium lights in City of Columbus in Ohio. The upgrades are part of Georgia Power’s statewide initiative to upgrade 400,000 streetlights with LEDs in

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Alabama University’s Stadium to Be Upgraded with LED Lighting

The University of Alabama’s Sewell – Thomas Stadium will soon make history as one of the first NCAA baseball fields lit with an LED light source. Familiar with Musco’s innovative lighting solutions, the University of Alabama has installed Musco’s lighting

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GE New Lights Will Change Color to Match Time of Day

The bulb is called C Sleep, and it’s one of two new connected light bulbs that GE is introducing today. C Sleep will automatically shift color temperature throughout the day to better match the color of light that the sun

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Acuity Brands, Inc. to Acquire Juno Lighting Group

Juno Lighting Group, a unit of Schneider Electric, operates manufacturing facilities in Des Plaines, Illinois, and Fishers, Indiana, and generates current annual revenues of approximately $250 million. The terms of the agreement reflect a cash purchase price totaling approximately $385

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DOE Announces Funding Opportunity for SSL R&D

Under this funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001364, “Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D—2016”), a total of up to $10.5 million in funding is directed toward all three existing DOE SSL R&D program areas: • Core Technology Research—the application of fundamental scientific concepts to

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2016 DOE SSL R&D Workshop

We are in the midst of a sea change in lighting, one that will reshape the lighting industry as we know it. Rapid advances make it easy to forget that SSL technology is still at a relatively early stage of

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Toshiba Plans To Exit Packaged LED Business As Part Of Semiconductor Business Restructuring

Toshiba Corporation has announced a major restructuring of its semiconductor operation including both the LSI (digital IC) and discrete component sectors. The discrete sector includes the white packaged LED business and Toshiba said it would exit the LED business by

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China IoT Service Revenues to Grow Faster Than Any Other Major Country

China’s Internet of Things (IoT) services revenues will grow more than five times in the next five years, exceeding US$41 billion by 2020. This is the fastest revenue growth rate of any country, according to ABI Research. Besides smart meters,

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United States Obstruction Lighting Industry Report 2015

The obstruction lighting market is driven by a number of key factors, including stringent air safety norms and expanding base of tall buildings worldwide. It is expected to remain buoyant over the coming years, supported by the growing need for

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Philips’ Lumileds Sale in Doubt on U.S. Security Concerns

Royal Philips NV’s planned $2.8 billion sale of a lighting business to Chinese-led investors has come under scrutiny by a U.S. government committee charged with vetting foreign acquisitions to protect national security. Whether the disposal of the Lumileds unit, which

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Soon, Power Will be Delivered to Your Device by Air

Nikola Tesla predicted that power will be transmitted by air as well as information, without wires. Wireless power could enable a whole new class of devices. Energous has a patent on an idea of putting a power transmitter into the

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National Grid States Make Top 10 For Energy Efficiency

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released their 2015 State Scorecard yesterday. Once again the three states in which National Grid U.S. operates–Mass., R.I. and N.Y.–all made the top ten for energy efficiency. Massachusetts ranked #1 for the

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CIE Position Statement on CRI and Colour Quality Metrics

The Colour Rendering Index (CRI), defined by CIE Publication 13.3, is widely used for assessing the colour rendering characteristics of light sources. It was first published in 1965 after fluorescent lamps had emerged, and was last improved in 1974. However,

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Dutch Soccer Champs Turn on LED Sports Lighting

The reigning champions of the Dutch professional soccer league have become the latest major sports team to start playing under LED floodlights. The Philips ArenaVision LED lights at Philips Stadium are the first in Holland’s top soccer division to use

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New Report Explores the Internet of Things Technology & Application Market

…that was worth $1029.5 billion in 2013, and is expected to reach $1423.09 billion by 2020. Internet of Things concept has gone beyond machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. IoT has already revolutionized the consumer application industry. Various other IoT applications trends such

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Discover the Automotive LED Lighting Market in America

…that is poised to grow at a CAGR 25.26% by 2019. A lighting system provides vehicle safety and road illumination. It can also display information about the vehicle’s presence, position, speed, size, and direction to oncoming vehicles. The Report “Automotive

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New Services and Applications Will Drive Networked LED Street Lights

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC) took place recently in Savannah, GA and networked LED street lights were once again a hot topic throughout the conference. Still, the motivation for solid-state lighting (SSL)-based network deployment

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Oxford University’s Museum Of Natural History – In a Whole New Light

Watch the video… The University of Oxford’s Museum of Natural History is housed in a beautiful 150-year-old neo-gothic building. The lighting team had to get creative to light it without making changes to the listed structure, and have succeeded in

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Butterfly Sanctuary Spreads Its Wings With LED Lighting

Europe’s largest butterfly sanctuary can now rival the colour spectacle of its insects after receiving an LED makeover by Philips. The Tropical Butterfly Garden and Insect Museum of Konya in Turkey has installed a computer-controlled LED lighting system that allows

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