Monthly Archives: September 2016

Global IR LED Market to Hit US $792 Million in 2021

The global IR LED market is likely to expand from US$300 million in 2016 to US$792 million in 2021, according to LEDinside’s 2016-2021 Global LED Industry Demand and Supply Database Report. Applications like facial and iris recognition solutions, virtual reality

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Contractor Skills Shortage to Put Brake on Connected Lighting

A looming skills shortage could derail the revolution in connected lighting – unless action is taken to train a generation of contractors. PLUS: Customer who spent $150 million on lighting says pace of technological development is ‘overwhelming’. This video post

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Ikea Makes Grab for Affordable Smart Lighting Market

Ikea, the flat-pack furniture giant, has announced that it is to release an affordable range of smart luminaires that can be controlled wirelessly using a remote control. Although the smart lighting market has been growing, it is still often confined

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EW’s Top 10 LED Picks for September, 2016

Congratulations to the following companies on having their LED products selected for EW’s September 2016 Top 10 LEDs: Cree, Duraguard Products, Elemental LED, Forest Lighting, Harvard Technology, NET LED Lighting, Nora Lighting, Orgatech Lighting, U.S. Lighting Products and WAC Lighting.

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Verizon acquires Sensity……..Disintermediation personified? by Chris Brown

Repeating the question I asked two years ago at Strategies in Light……when technology gorillas and lighting manufacturers align, who will be driving? Here is what I wrote back in 2014, speaking about DISINTERMEDIATION: “I’m not convinced that most lighting distribution

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Navigant Research Outdoor Lighting Systems

As outdoor lighting technologies become more efficient and less expensive, more and more owners are investing in lighting upgrades. While the use of lighting controls is also on the rise, there is less standardization around the technologies. Many different network

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City of LA and Philips Lighting Pilot New Pathway to Smart City Utilizing Connected Street Lighting Infrastructure

Philips Lighting has announced that the City of Los Angeles is embarking on a new pilot project to expand its smart city capabilities designed to help improve public safety and support city services for residents, visitors and local businesses. By

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Warsaw Spire Illuminates Polish Capital with 80,000 New LED Lights

With over 88,000 LED light points installed on the 220-meter tall skyscraper, it is the largest installation of Philips Color Kinetics technology in Central Eastern Europe. The entire façade is bathed in dynamic LED lighting and also incorporates two LED

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Advanced Control for Outdoor Lighting by Craig Dilouie

Traditionally, outdoor lighting was automatically turned ON and OFF at the circuit level by an astronomical time switch or photosensor. Energy codes are now promoting power reduction during dusk-to-dawn lighting operation. Coupled with advances in wireless communication and intelligent control,

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Arrow Electronics Microchip 8-bit and 32-bit MCUs are Both Designed for Modern IoT

Designers of modern IoT applications now must contend with calls for increasingly complex functionality, including rich interaction and display, varied input options, and faster performance and responsiveness. Similarly, IoT applications are calling for more rugged solutions, like sensor based measurement

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Human-Centric Lighting Illuminates the Possibilities for Wellbeing by Mark Halper

Scientists have come to a firmer understanding of how the spectral content and intensity of light can alter biological processes. Many studies have shown a connection, for instance, between blue-rich white light and the suppression of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin,

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Five Ways Apple’s Home App Will Change the Way You Light Your House

HomeKit, Apple’s original answer to the smart-home revolution was a humble platform that ran behind the scenes on your handset, acting as a base for third-party smart-home apps. This lack of a unified approach was not popular, but Apple is

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DOE 2016 SSL Technology Development Workshop

Denver, CO November 16–17, 2016. Agenda Spotlight — The Rise of TLEDs: What Have We Learned? Linear LED lamps, or TLEDs, are now 6.9% of the market and growing in popularity, particularly in retrofit applications. Now that we have large-scale

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Philips Adds Huawei as an IoT Partner for Hue Smart Bulbs

Philips Lighting expanded its Internet of Things (IoT) universe for the home, making its Hue smart bulbs compatible with an IoT system provided by Chinese information technology networking giant Huawei. By combining forces, users can control Hue smart lamps using

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TM-30 BASICS with Michael Royer of PNNL

– IES TM-30-15 is a new system of several related measures and graphics that can be used together to effectively evaluate and communicate a light source’s color rendering properties. The development of the method involved synthesizing multiple related research efforts

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Cree Named Cleveland Browns Official Lighting Partner

Cree has been named the exclusive Official Lighting Partner of the Cleveland Browns. Cree and the Browns have partnered to continue to deliver a better fan experience with recent lighting improvements made to the Cree branded gate at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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Orion Launches ISON Class Gen III High Bay, Highest Performing LED High Bay Fixture

Orion Energy Systems have eclipsed the 200 lumens per watt (LPW) barrier with the third generation ISO class LED high bay fixture (HBIF3) that now delivers over 214 LPW. The third generation ISO class high bay is the highest performing

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LED A-Line Lamp Shipments Decrease in Second Quarter of 2016 While Still Maintaining Year-Over-Year Growth

LED A-line lamp shipments posted a 21.2 quarter-over-quarter decrease in the second quarter of 2016 compared to last quarter, but still continue year-over-year growth increasing 40.6 percent. Meanwhile, halogen A-line lamps shipments show virtually no year-over-year growth at 0.2 percent,

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IoT Emerge Takes an In-Depth and Real-World Approach to the Internet of Things

Nov. 2-4 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Produced by the IoT Institute, join us at IoT Emerge in Chicago for keynotes, sessions, workshops, live demonstrations, hands-on training, peer-to-peer networking and more focused on Industrial IoT, Smart Cities and IoT Engineering.

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LEDinside Forecasts Value of Global UV LED Market to Reach US$166 Million in 2016

In 2016, UV LED technology has been rapidly expanding into various application markets including curing, sterilization and purification equipment. The total value of the UV LED market worldwide is estimated to grow from US$166 million in 2016 to US$555 million

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