Monthly Archives: October 2016

Top 10 LED Product Picks for October, 2016

Congratulations to the following companies for having new products selected by Electrical Wholesaling’s editors for October 2016: Bayco, Cree, EPCO, Ericson, Juno Lighting/Acuity, Keystone, Lighting Science, Lutron, Organic Lighting Systems and Sylvania. If you have a new product that you

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OLEDs’ Obstacles

Though advancements in the diffuse light source have lagged behind those of LEDs, the technology is becoming more viable for widespread use. Though organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, hold significant potential as a light source with unique application potential, designers

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LED to Change Nighttime View of Niagara Falls

A multi-million-dollar project to redevelop the lighting of one of the world’s most famous landmarks, Niagara Falls, is getting underway in upstate New York. Since the late 1990’s the Falls have been lit with 21 Xenon spotlights, 18 placed on

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Gooee Teams with Chinese LED Lighting Manufacturer Leedarson to Extend Its IoT Reach

Smart lighting startup Gooee has entered a wide-ranging partnership with a leading Chinese contract manufacturer of LED bulbs and luminaires in a deal that could extend Gooee’s own reach as an OEM vendor of chipsets and as a cloud computing

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German Government Puts Chinese Consortium Acquisition of Osram’s LEDVANCE on Hold

German magazine WirtschaftsWoche recently reported that IDG and lighting partner Forest Lighting (also known as MLS) proposed acquisition of Osram for US $439.58 million has been delayed over financial issues. According to the magazine this could delay the business transaction

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Qualcomm to Acquire NXP

Qualcomm will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of NXP for $110.00 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $47 billion. NXP is a leader in high-performance, mixed-signal

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American Council of Health Replies to AMA’s LED Report

In June 2016, the American Medical Association (AMA) warned against using high-intensity LED streetlights due to its negative impact on sleep and overall health safety. However, the ACH believes that these concerns are puzzling and rather overblown. The AMA report

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DOE Publishes CALiPER Report on the Testing of OLED Luminaires

CALiPER Report 24: Photometric Testing, Laboratory Teardowns, and Accelerated Lifetime Testing of OLED Luminaires, which is the first CALiPER report evaluating the performance of OLED luminaires based on independent procurement and testing. OLED panels, drivers, and transformers are still in

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Human-Centric Lighting Set to Drastically Improve Workplace and Individual Performance

Scientific studies over the last 20 years have proven that light’s spectral content and its intensity do indeed impact the human circadian rhythm. Blue-enriched white light, for instance, can play both a villainous and a virtuous role. Too much blue

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NEMA Publishes New White Paper on How to Reduce Energy Consumption in Commercial Buildings

NEMA WD ARCP 1-2016 Automatic Receptacle Control to Meet ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and California (CA) Title 24 explains the controlled receptacle requirement now appearing within non-residential energy codes, as well as a summary of typical application settings. Standards now require that

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Global LED Market to Reach $71.35 Billion in 2021

According to the new market research report, “LED Market by Technology”, published by Scalar Market Research, the LED market is expecting an impressive growth at a CAGR of 19.8%. At the estimated growth rate, the LED market is expected to

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Graybar’s Kathy Mazzarella Featured in Podcast Series with Dirk Beveridge

A five-part interview with Kathy Mazzarella, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Graybar, will be featured in the Innovate for the Future podcast series. In these interviews, Mazzarella discusses the company’s vision, culture, value proposition, business model and transformative

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Manage Your Marketing By Susan Bloom

Prospecting New Business, Offering New Services and Promoting Your Skills. While electrical contractors demonstrate proficiency in completing electrical projects, the process of prospecting for leads, securing contract opportunities and promoting their skills to targeted audiences are necessary components of a

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NEMA Standard Promotes Uniformity for Occupancy Motion Sensors

NEMA WD 7-2011 (R2016) Occupancy Motion Sensors Standard promotes uniformity in the use and application of occupancy motion sensors used in lighting control systems, HVAC, and other devices. This standard explains field of view and coverage characteristics relevant to vacancy

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Five Major Trends in Indoor LED Luminaires by Craig DiLouie

Strategies Unlimited has forecasted that by 2022, LED luminaires will achieve a 60 percent share of global luminaire shipments. In the U.S., three major manufacturers of indoor LED luminaires say LED already constitutes a majority of their indoor luminaire sales.

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Osram Takes Adaptive LED Headlamps to New Level

LED headlamps have become increasingly popular in the past few years due to styling, durability, and energy efficiency. Even mainstream vehicles often support SSL either for the main headlamp and/or daytime running lights. Still, LEDs offer potential advantages that go

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Space Station Gets LED Lighting to Improve Astronaut’s Sleep

The circadian rhythms in space are way different than Earth. While the sun rises and sets in 24-hour cycle in Earth, in space the sun rises and sets every 90 minutes. This destroys the settled circadian rhythms, which consequently leads

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Top 10 Global COB LED Manufacturers in 2015

The global market for chip-on-board (COB) LEDs will hit US$ 580 million in 2016, and surpass US$700 million in 2021, leading to 4% CAGR, according to a report by TrendForce. This figure includes COB products belonging to ceramic and EMC

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ConTech Introduces Super CPL LED Pendant

The SCPL is available in three wattage/lumen packages: 120W/12,000lm, 170W/15,000lm, and 200W/18,000lm with excellent fixture-to-fixture color consistency within a 3-step MacAdam Ellipse. The decorative design simplifies installation with a thin ceiling canopy and a compact driver housing/heat sink. A collection

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Foxconn-Sharp Considering China to Manufacture OLED Panels

Foxconn and Sharp are in pressure as US-based Apple is keen to adopt OLED displays for its iPhones in 2017. Sharp is one of the companies that Apple is talking to for supply of OLED screens for iPhones. Foxconn-Sharp alliance

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