Monthly Archives: December 2015

Philips LEDs to illuminate New Year’s Eve from Times Square to living rooms everywhere

SOMERSET, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA), the global leader in lighting, invites all New Year’s revelers to turn on their imaginations with Philips Lighting and make this season’s celebration an extraordinary experience. From the iconic Times Square Ball, where Philips

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New Year’s Eve | About the New Year’s Eve Ball

Each year, millions of eyes from all over the world are focused on the sparkling Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball. At 11:59 p.m., the Ball begins its descent as millions of voices unite to count down the

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ARRL Again Complains to FCC about Illegal Marketing of Electronic Lighting Ballasts

12/29/2015 The ARRL has again complained to the FCC to allege illegal marketing of electronic RF lighting ballasts, operating under Part 18 of the Commission’s rules, on the part of two major retailers. Letters went out this week to the

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Zhaga Consortium Publishes LED Driver Book 13

The new Book 13 specification will offer LED-based luminaire developers flexibility in terms of driver sourcing and interchangeability. SSL products based on the Book will feature the potential for a failed driver to be replaced in the field with a

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GE Bright Stik 100W Replacement LED (2-pack)

GE is releasing a bigger, brighter version of the Bright Stik that’s designed to put out as much light as a 100W incandescent bulb. Soft white versions of the light will sell in two-packs at Sam’s Club locations for a

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Siemens Considers Selling Stake in Osram

Osram’s largest shareholder Siemens might be considering selling its 17% stake in the company. Citing a report from leading German newspaper Handelsblatt, a source in the industry revealed Siemens might sell its stake in Osram to an Asian manufacturer. No

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USGBC Names William Amann LEED Fellow

M&E Engineers announces that William Amann, President of M&E Engineers, has been named a 2015 LEED Fellow by (GBCI) Green Business Certification Inc. The organization administers project certification and professional credentials as part of the U.S. Green Building Council.   LEED

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American wind power breezes past 70-gigawatt milestone

Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 2015 — American wind power just passed the 70 gigawatt (GW) mark, meaning enough wind turbine capacity is now installed to supply over 19 million typical American homes with low-cost electricity. The announcement comes as political

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LEVITON ACQUIRES BRAND-REX

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Leviton announced the acquisition of Brand-Rex Ltd., a leading developer of cabling solutions for network infrastructure and high-performance industrial applications. Brand-Rex’s proprietary cabling solutions and robust European market presence are a natural complement to Leviton Network Solutions’

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World Organic LED Market Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 – 2020

To reach $ 37.2 billion by 2020. OLED technology is garnering more acceptance among end users as it is thinner, brighter, lightweight, power efficient and offers higher contrast compared to LEDs and LCDs. OLEDs offer wide viewing angles, faster response

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Single-Chip Microprocessor That Communicates Directly Using Light

Data transport across short electrical wires is limited by both bandwidth and power density, which creates a performance bottleneck for semiconductor microchips in modern computer systems—from mobile phones to large-scale data centers. These limitations can be overcome by using optical

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Wall Street’s Top 10 Stock Picks for 2016 Led by Energy

According to MarketWatch columnist Philip Van Doorn, the 2016 list consists of stocks that have a “buy” rating by two-thirds of Wall Street analysts. http://www.newsmax.com 1. Range Resources Corp. (RRC) 2. NRG Energy Inc. (NRG) 3. Devon Energy Corp. (DVN)

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How Intelligent Lighting Is Ushering In The Internet Of Buildings by Brian Chemel

The LED revolution is over. To no one’s surprise, LEDs have won. Solid-state lighting is changing how we light the world, successfully displacing traditional illumination sources across every part of the global lighting market. Over the next few years, billions

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Efficient LED Lights Coming to All Berlin, CT Streets

A $1.477 million contract to convert all 2,538 streetlights in town to efficient LED fixtures won town council approval Tuesday, paving the way for work to begin next month on a project expected to pay for itself in less than

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CEC Pursuing Regulatory Requirements to Mandate LED Bulbs That Are Less Efficient, More Expensive

NEMA called on the California Energy Commission (CEC) today to ensure that California consumers have access to the most efficient and cost-effective LED bulbs currently on the market. A proposal under consideration at the CEC would reverse that trend. The

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What’s Trendy in Lighting by Jeff Gavin

Intelligent Lighting Commits to Efficiency, Connectivity and Health. Multifunctional sensors, networked wireless controls accessible from mobile devices, and, yes, LEDs are trends that picked up steam this year. These interconnected technologies will be transformational for the electrical contractor (EC). Most

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LEDtronics LED T5 High Output Tube Light Kits

The T5 Tube Light Kits are MUCH more competitively priced, and even have less labor cost from the customer’s side! They fit into almost ANY fixture, and feature great ease of installation, requiring only a single driver for up to

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TRP New 96W Line Voltage Dimming Driver Has Universal Input

The Thomas Research Products (TRP) LED96W-LT series accepts universal 120-277V AC input. The new constant current design provides flicker-free output. It is compatible with both high-quality standard incandescent (leading edge) and electronic low voltage (ELV, or trailing edge) phase cut

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LG Display to Focus on OLED Lighting as Next Growth Engine

LG Chem handed over the OLED panel business to LG Display three years after the company took up the challenge of catching display material for TVs in 2012. The group also commented it was more efficient for LG Display, which

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Apple Opens Secret Laboratory in Taiwan to Develop New Screens

Apple Inc. opened a production laboratory in northern Taiwan where engineers are developing new LCD, OLED display technologies. The Apple building in Longtan has at least 50 engineers and other workers creating new screens for devices including iPhones, iPads and

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