Monthly Archives: February 2016

pureLifi to Launch LiFi Dongle

pureLiFi, an Edinburg University spin-off co-founded by Prof. Harald Haas, plans to launch its latest LiFi-X. Haas has made several public demonstrations of LiFi technology, one at a TED conference revealed the transmission of full HD video using LiFi. The

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LED A-Line Lamp Shipments Posted Another Strong Quarter to Close 2015

LED A-line lamps surged 226.7 percent during 2015Q4 on a year-over-year basis. Meanwhile, halogen A-line lamps posted a year-over-year increase of 8.7 percent, and incandescent A-line lamps increased by 7.8 percent while CFL dropped 56.0 percent. Halogen A-line lamps accounted

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Psychology and Physiology Color Ford’s Choice of Interior and Exterior Lighting for Autos

The latest solution a LED lighting innovation Ford calls Crystal Diamond Light which the company first debuted in the F150 pickup. Now the Ford Fusion features Crystal Diamond Light LED-headlights. Ford says that the new lighting is about 62 percent

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California’s 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

The 2016 Title 24, Part 6 Code Standards take effect on January 1, 2017: • Residential Lighting: The 2016 Standards focus on several key areas to improve the energy efficiency of newly constructed buildings, additions and alterations to existing buildings.

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Section 179D Federal EPAct Tax Benefits Extended for Two Years

Section 179D, the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction was extended for two years, one year retroactive (2015) and one year forward (2016). Section 179D tax incentives of up to $1.80 per square foot are available for qualifying lighting, HVAC, and

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California Tightens Color Performance of LED-Based Lamps

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved the new Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations document that includes regulations on the performance of LED-based replacement lamps. Both general-service A-lamps and small directional lamps sold in California will now have to meet

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Lighting the Way Across the Big Four Bridges

As a result of some innovative lighting work, a rusted railroad bridge has become a stunningly eye-appealing destination. The Big Four Bridge, built in 1895 and updated in 1929, is a former railroad truss bridge crossing the Ohio River, connecting

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GE Digital Unveils Global Alliance Program

GE recently announced the GE Digital Alliance Program, the first ever dedicated to growing the digital industrial ecosystem. This new alliance program is designed to connect systems integrators, telecommunications service providers, independent software vendors, technology providers and resellers with the

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Strategies in Light and The LED Show Exhibitors Bring Latest LED Technologies to Light

Co-located from Mar. 1-3, 2016, it will bring LED and SSL industry professionals and companies to the Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, CA), providing opportunities for inter-business networking as well as a peek at the latest technologies, products, and

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Raleigh, NC Historic Neighborhoods Square Off Over LED Streetlights

As Raleigh installs new, energy-saving streetlights in most parts of town, residents of some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods are turning up their noses at the replacements as too bright and just too modern. The city last fall launched a

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NYPA Begins Lighting Upgrade Project at New York State Museum in Albany

NYPA is partnering with the New York State Education Department, which runs the museum. The Power Authority is providing more than $1.7 million in financing for the energy efficiency upgrades. All of the existing, inefficient incandescent lighting throughout the museum’s

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Camas, WA Begins Replacing Its Streetlights with LEDs

The $3 million project will replace about 2,000 “cobra head” streetlights and about 1,100 “acorn” lights — the more decorative ones. The cobra head lights are expected to be fully in place by mid-March, and the acorn lights, which are

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Siemens and IBM Team on Building Energy Management Solutions

The Siemens Building Technologies Division and IBM recently announced cloud-based solutions that will leverage Siemens’ building expertise and IBM Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities to maximize the potential of connected buildings and the data they create, helping corporate real estate

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LED Inventor Bets on Lasers to Replace LEDs

Dr. Shuji Nakamura, co-founded SoraaLaser an independent spin-off from Soraa Inc, says laser diodes are the future of lighting – and have compelling advantages over LED. Because the laser light is focused to a small spot on the phosphor and

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Simon Property Group and Acuity Brands Kicks off Pilot Smart Parking Lot Lighting Projects in Atlanta and Florida

A pilot program will employ outdoor LED lighting systems to monitor parking lot vehicle counts and occupancy data to facilitate the efficient management of traffic and parking. The pilot will be conducted at Lenox Square in Atlanta, GA and Florida

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Philips Talking Strategy and Performance by Frans van Houten, CEO Royal Philips

In September 2014, Philips announced its plan to sharpen its strategic focus by establishing two stand-alone companies focused on the HealthTech and Lighting opportunities respectively. We have established a stand-alone structure for Philips Lighting within the Philips Group effective February

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No Light Switches at Cisco’s Own Berlin Smart Building

openBerlin is one of nine Cisco innovation centers around the world where Cisco and startups hash out ideas and co-develop next-generation networking technologies such as smart lighting. “You don’t see any light switches here,” said Bernd Heinrichs, managing director of

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Cree Delivers Better Light with New PAR30 LED Bulb

The TW Series PAR30 Cree® LED Bulb is engineered to deliver better lit spaces for homeowners, retailers and hospitality managers alike. ENERGY STAR® certified and available in 25° spot or 40° flood beam angles. The TW Series PAR30 leverages Cree

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Energy Efficient Lighting at Virginia VA Hospital to Help Fund Additional Services

A $1.58 million project will renovate Virginia VA hospital with new energy efficient lighting, sensors and controls. The funds saved by the new lighting system is expected to fund addition services for veterans. The hospital’s inefficient legacy lighting will be

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Look Good, Die Young: Osram’s Novel Strategy to Gain in LED Lighting by Michael Kanellos

Ten years is more than enough time. That is the idea underlying a new line of LED bulbs from Osram Sylvania designed to gain the company new customers and market share. Rather than produce bulbs for consumers that might last

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