Monthly Archives: June 2016

LIGHTING RESEARCH CENTER ISSUES RESPONSE TO AMA REPORT ON LED LIGHTING BY MARK REA AND MARIANA FIGUEIRO OF THE LRC

Recently the American Medical Association (AMA) has produced a document cautioning the public about In-Ga-N based LEDs used as sources of illumination. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received a large number of requests for an

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Shaping a New Battleground in the IoT Era

On March 14 and 15, 2016, IDC Energy Insights hosted the fourth edition of its IDC Pan-European Utilities Executive Summit, an invitation-only executive event held in Lake Como, Italy. Around 50 utility executives from 16 European countries, alongside IDC analysts

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Manufacturability of OLED Encapsulation and Light Extraction by Russell Kurtz, Ph.D.

Applications for OLEDs in lighting are opening unique possibilities for designers; however, the organic materials make OLEDs more fragile than LEDs. A higher-index Luminit Light Shaping Diffuser® developed into a barrier film could be an excellent substrate for OLEDs, encapsulating

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World’s First True Li-Fi Office to Open in Paris

Tech start-up pureLifi – based in Edinburgh, Scotland – will provide the technology and French manufacturer Lucibel will supply the LED luminaires for the ambitious installation at the headquarters of Sogeprom, the property arm of French bank Société Générale. The

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Amerlux Joins Philips Lighting’s EnabLED Licensing Program

Philips Lighting announced that it has signed a patent license agreement with the USA company Amerlux. The license, based on Philips Lighting’s EnabLED licensing program’s published terms and conditions, provides Amerlux with full, worldwide access to a wide range of

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IES to Perform a Thorough and Reasoned Review of the AMA Report

On June 14, 2016, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced its adoption of recommendations contained in CSAPH Report 2-A-16 entitled “Human and Environmental Effects of Light Emitting Diode (LED) Community Lighting.” This report was approved as part of the AMA’s

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DOE Publishes New CALiPER Snapshot on LED Downlights

Among the key findings of the new Snapshot, which is based on DOE’s LED Lighting Facts® database: • Across all products listed with LED Lighting Facts, average efficacy gains continue to track at about 10 lm/W per year. • The

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NEMA Comments on American Medical Association Community Guidance

The AMA recommendation encouraging the use of 3000K correlated color temperature (CCT) or lower may compromise the ability of the lighting system to meet all critical design criteria for each unique application and is not an appropriate solution for all

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Universal Lighting Technologies Expands LED Linear Continuum with EVERLINE LED T8 Tubes and Drivers

The LED T8 Tubes and Drivers are dimmable and may qualify for local utility rebates that require the retrofitted fixture to include a permanent (external) LED Driver. The LED T8 Tubes and Drivers are designed to be a step between

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Irish Town Networks LED Street Lights with Silver Spring Mesh Technology

Governing body Mayo County Council will use Silver Spring’s Wi-SUN mesh network and its Streetlight.Vision software-as-a-service to connect and control about 300 LED street lights across the small Western Ireland town of Crossmolina, located in County Mayo. The mesh network,

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DLC Networked Controls Specification Enables Utility Incentives

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) has released a Networked Lighting Controls category in its Qualified Products List (QPL). The first qualifying products will be published in June 2016. The likely result is inclusion of networked lighting controls in rebate programs that

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German Railway Set to Install 1 Million LED Luminaires

Deutsche Bahn says the $5.7 billion program – which will take up to 15 years – will see all lights with traditional technologies including fluorescent, mercury and sodium replaced on 5,400 railway stations, 4,700 rail yards and 50 maintenance depots.

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Newmark Holdings Retrofits 24 NYC Commercial Properties with Independence LED Lighting

The project qualified for just under $1,000,000 in incentives and is expected to generate an energy cost savings of nearly the same amount annually for Newmark Holdings. The return on investment (ROI) for the entire project is over 65%, with

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TCP Introduces the Allusion Line of Warm Dimming LED Lamps

TCP’s Allusion LED products provide “incandescent-like” dimming capabilities mimicking a traditional incandescent or halogen lamp transforming from a traditional 3000 Kelvin color temperature to a warm 2000 Kelvin color temperature on a standard dimmer – all without an annoying delay

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DOE Invests $10 Million in Efficient Lighting R&D

DOE said in a release that the nine projects will help accelerate the development of high-quality LED and OLED lighting. 1) Cree, Inc. (Durham, N.C.)—Developing a high-efficacy LED lighting fixture that has good color rendering as well as advanced features

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Is Li-Fi the Next Generation of Wireless Communication? by Robert Bain

In the office of the future, the luminaires won’t just provide light, they’ll also provide your internet connection. A new technology called Li-Fi can encode data in the light from normal LED luminaires, turning your office lights into a high-speed

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Simkar Lighting Reorganizing

Rumor has it that Simkar lighting, founded in 1952, has let go its Regional Sales Managers and many in its Marketing department. The transition to the new technologies may be a cause for its struggles this year. Glenn Grunewald is

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NEMA Publishes NEMA LSD 74-2016 Considerations of Field LED Driver Replacement

This new white paper discusses issues related to the field replacement of drivers in LED lighting fixtures, and how several aspects must be considered to ensure that the replacement driver will function the same as the original driver. Developed by

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Market Data: IoT for Residential Energy Customers

The residential Internet of Things (IoT) market continues to gather steam as consumers find value in connected devices that help automate their homes and provide greater energy efficiency. The result is an emerging paradigm where utility customers have access to

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Wrigley Field Project Showcases Wireless Lighting Control

Only time will tell if 2016 will be the year that the Chicago Cubs’ 108-year title drought ends. 🙂 For now, fans are reveling in new improvements to the stadium and the surrounding area. The improvements began several years ago

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