Monthly Archives: July 2016

Buffalo Sabres Upgrades to Eaton’s Advanced LED Lighting and Controls

The First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY, home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL®) Buffalo Sabres, are installing Eaton’s advanced Ephesus sports lighting LED and controls system. The Sabres will play their first pre-season game under the new lights on

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The Amerlux® Cynch

Hotels, restaurants, retailers, and their lighting designers deeply understand how lighting impacts customers. They know that the right light drives customer decisions and influences buyer behavior. Well-accented restaurants create visual moods for patrons, including romantic, business-elegant, or family-style. A strategically

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NEMA Publishes NEMA LSD 23-2016

Recommended Practice—Lamp Seasoning for Fluorescent Dimming Systems. This paper provides a recommended practice to season lamps for fluorescent dimming systems. It is an update to NEMA LSD 23-2010, developed by the NEMA Lighting Systems Division. Download at no cost on

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LEDinside: $16.4 Billion Market Scale in Specialty Commercial Lighting Market in 2020

The expected market scale is going to increase rapidly. • Plant Growth Lighting: LED has a promising prospect for the plant lighting market. The market scale in 2016 is about $575 million and LEDinside estimates it will increase to $1.424

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Lighting Systems Index Decreased in First Quarter with Mixed Results for Components

NEMA’s Lighting Systems Shipments Index, a measure of demand for lighting equipment, decreased 0.8% quarter-to-quarter while posting a 0.6 percent increase year-over-year during 2016Q1. Fixtures, and emergency lighting, components of the index, gained ground on a year-over-year basis, while ballast,

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Osram Sells Lighting Business

In its meeting on Tuesday, July 26, the Supervisory Board of Osram approved the sale of the general lighting lamps business. The buyer of the business now known as Ledvance, is a Chinese consortium consisting of the strategic investor IDG

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NEMA’s HID Lamp Indexes Start 2016 with Mixed Results

Sodium vapor lamp and mercury vapor lamp shipments indexes both rose in the first quarter of 2016 compared to first quarter 2015 increasing 0.6 percent and 5.3 percent, respectively. Shipments of metal halide lamps in the first quarter of 2016

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Eaton Partners with NuLEDs on PoE Technology for Connected SSL

Eaton’s lighting business (formerly Cooper Lighting) has announced a Power over Ethernet (PoE) collaboration with NuLEDs, a startup company focused on PoE and based in the San Diego, CA area. Both companies are part of Cisco’s solid-state lighting (SSL)-centric Digital

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Linear Fluorescent Lamp Indexes Continue to Slide in the First Quarter of 2016

After increasing modestly in 2015Q4, the index for T12 lamps posted a 12.0 percent quarter-over-quarter decrease, and a steeper 14.5 percent decline from the first quarter 2015. T5 and T8 shipments also continued to decline, decreasing by 1.3 and 8.9

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Osram Starts Supplying OLED Tail Lights to BMW M4 GTS

Apart from their innovative design the new tail lights offer impressive functionality. With a total of 15 OLEDs per tail light and a brightness of 1.200 cd/m2 they guarantee optimum visibility on the road and perform all the rear light

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Cree Lands Another Power over Ethernet Lighting Installation at a Data Center

Cree has landed its latest PoE lighting installation in a deal that sets up the customer as a Cree reseller. The Durham, NC LED company is providing 100 2×2-ft luminaires and its SmartCast PoE software to technology and cloud computing

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Enlighted System Enables Cheshire Public Schools to Slash Lighting Energy Costs by 82%, Unlock IoT

Cheshire Schools installed an advanced lighting system from Mustone LED Illuminations featuring Enlighted Smart Sensors in all seven of its schools. Specifically, the Enlighted system delivers an additional 62 percent energy reduction over the new LED baseline by providing task

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Is CE Mark in LED Products Enough to Establish Safety?

One of the major lines of defense against dangerous lighting products in the European market is the CE mark, which stands for Communauté Européenne. The CE mark is a way of announcing that the products have met all the necessary

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Osram Purchases Automotive LED Firm Novità

As part of its strategy for its specialty lighting business, Osram has agreed to acquire Novità Technologies, a U.S. producer of automotive LED modules. Osram said that the acquisition is part of the company’s plan to increase the focus of

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Top US Basketball Team in Li-Fi Stadium First

The California Golden State Warriors’ new stadium is all set to feature Li-fi. The Li-fi Centre, the Edinburgh based technology company, is to install Li-fi. The high-tech sports and entertainment complex, which is due to be completed by 2018, will

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Energy Company: Pokemon GO Players Keep Away From Power Substations

Indiana Michigan Power is advising Pokeman GO players, and all citizens for that matter, that electrical substations and transformers are very dangerous and not to be considered as gaming locations. “You should never climb the fence or enter a substation.

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Every Second Counts: Why Seconds Matter When Powering the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Power to Measure Every Second of the Games At every event of the Olympic Games, sensors, cameras, lasers and digital clocks that measure time in thousandths of a second, do more than just record winning times; these systems create a

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ABBLighting Introduces Human Centric LED Light Troffer Retrofit Kit

The light panel is specially designed to create comfortable and natural light for patients and anyone in pursuit of high quality healthy living. Utilizing a 38-watt lamp, the panel mimics the natural Kelvin changes of the sun throughout the day

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The Challenges of LED Upkeep by Craig DiLouie

All light sources must be maintained; as lighting controls become more sophisticated, they also must be maintained. Responsible lighting design should include maintenance to preserve design integrity. In terms of sustainability, whether the lighting goal is visual comfort, highlighting merchandise,

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Augmented Reality Software Could Make Smart Lights Even Smarter

Augmented Reality (AR), the technology behind the Pokémon Go craze, could be coming to a ceiling luminaire near you to help you control lighting, heating, and other things through hand gestures. AR uses digital techniques to add visual objects to

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