Monthly Archives: May 2016

Feilo Sylvania Pushes into Smart Lighting

The London-based, Chinese owned luminaire provider steps up smart-lighting-enabled location-based services with sensors from Australian startup Organic Response. By using “heat mapping” technology, the sensors will note occupancy and footfall across rooms and buildings, which will help facility managers analyze

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Philips Lighting Shares Soar About 8 Percent After I.P.O.

Philips Lighting Shares Soar About 8 Percent After I.P.O. – On Thursday, Philips said that the offering had valued the lighting business at about $3.4 billion, based on market capitalization. Philips said that 37.5 million shares had been sold in

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10 Lighting Trends You Need to Know by Gordon Routledge

With so many trade shows taking place in such a short space of time, the lighting industry has been emptying the lab and getting the latest kit and concepts on display. A tech revolution is happening in lighting – and

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Nashua, NH Converting All Streetlights to LEDs

The Board of Aldermen approved an expenditure of $1,455,694 for the project, which will be completed by Siemens Industry Inc. of Austin, Texas. Work on the streetlights is expected to be complete in about six months, according to the contract.

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Lunera Lighting Introduces LightStream Lighting as a Service (LaaS)

Available now, LightStream https://www.lunera.com/lightstream/ is a turnkey service that allows building owners and operators to upgrade their commercial lighting infrastructure to LED with zero capital expense (CapEx). This approach enables lighting to be treated as a monthly service. LightStream LaaS

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Stack LED Downlight Starter Kit

At $45 apiece, that makes Stack more affordable than both Lifx and Philips Hue — and I’d argue that Stack’s bulbs are smarter than both. They will change color temperatures, offering a yellowy 2,700 K, a bluish-white 6,500 K, or

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Superyacht Maker Unveils Dynamic Lighting

A dramatic exterior lighting treatment – designed by Temeloy Advanced Lighting Design – has been unveiled for the 90m Moonstone yacht by Oceanco. Unveiled at the Dubai Boat Show, the extraordinary yacht Moonstone is the brainchild of Amsterdam-based boat specialist

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Current, Powered by GE Forges Alliance With IoT Software Specialist Tridium

The new energy and lighting group Current, powered by GE said it has entered an alliance with a division of Honeywell International to help it collect and analyze data from commercial and industrial buildings as part of its Internet of

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GE Announces Deals Worth Over $1.4 Billion With Saudi Arabia

GE said its agreement with the Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Co.would see it help develop industry and manufacturing in the kingdom, as well as create jobs for Saudi youth. Other projects, which GE did not offer monetary values for, include

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UMass to Receive LED Upgrade from Eversource

Walking through the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus at night is getting brighter thanks to an ongoing, campus-wide installation of 800 LED street and parking lot lights. The effort is part of a three-year partnership between Eversource and UMass Amherst

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Big Box Retailer Utilizes Retrofit LED Lamp by Foreverlamp

One of the nation’s largest big box retail chains known for its sustainable operations sought to improve overall occupant comfort while improving efficiency in their existing stores. They needed a solution that maintained the look and feel of their existing

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LED Tubes from Independence LED Lighting Featured on How It’s Made TV Show

Science Channel will profile the company’s Made in America LED tubes on its celebrated How It’s Made television show. The U.S. market broadcast is scheduled for Monday June 6 at 9 PM Eastern Standard Time. Independence LED Lighting (http://www.independenceled.com) is

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Amerlux Completes LED Retrofit Lighting Project in Downtown LA

Amerlux recently supplied its Avista LED light engines as part of a major retrofit project in the downtown Los Angeles area in California. Since the late 1920s, GE lamps were used to provide light for the streets of downtown LA

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Cree XSP HO Series Delivers Breakthrough 25 Percent Performance Increase

Cree, Inc. extends its street lighting portfolio, delivering more performance and efficiency breakthroughs with the next generation of its new Cree® XSP HO Series. Leveraging the innovations from the existing Cree XSP Series LED street light platform, the new XSP

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LSI Industries Unveils New Architectural Mirada Series Area Lights

Introducing the new Mirada series Area Light (XALM) by LSI. Its main strength is its industry-leading photometry through an exclusive, patent-pending optical system. Its contemporary and sleek design makes it perfect for architectural applications. Its performance is excellent, with 36,000+

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Will US Made LED Fixtures Ever Cost Less than Chinese Imports? by Charlie Szoradi

The answer is YES. Today, some US LED manufacturers have already “cracked the code” on beating the Chinese at price, while maintaining high quality. This may be surprising to many business owners, energy advisors and lighting professionals. In a presidential

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Philips Sets Price for IPO of Lighting Division

Royal Philips NV has set the price for the initial public offering of its lighting division, saying it will sell 25 percent of shares at a price between $20.96-25.50. The company said the IPO will likely be held Friday, May

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Data Center Taps Power Over Ethernet Lighting For Extra Big Energy Savings

A Long Island data center has installed Power over Ethernet LED lighting at a new 40,000-ft2 facility, where it hopes the technology leads to 70% less energy consumption than “conventional” low-energy LED lighting would. mindSHIFT Technologies is running both electricity

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The Worldwide Market for LEDs: Market Analysis and Forecast 2016

The LED component market saw negative growth in 2015, due mainly to oversupply in the market and faster-than-expected price erosion. The new forecast reflects a more conservative compound annual growth rate of 4.5% from 2015 to 2020. Ten companies accounted

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Networking Giant Huawei Teams with China’s Leading LED Lighting Company Opple

Cisco Systems isn’t the only large networking company trying to move in on the lighting industry. China’s $61 billion behemoth Huawei Technologies has struck a deal with Opple, the global Chinese LED lighting company, to offer smart lighting systems for

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