Monthly Archives: December 2016

Here’s the First Homekit Smart Bulb That Doesn’t Need a Hub

Sylvania’s bulbs use Wi-Fi radios that your router can understand as soon as you screw them in. The company claims that the new bulbs are your very first hub-free option for use with HomeKit, compatible with a couple of key

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Lighting New Year’s Eve

Every year, billions of people welcome the new year with the global tradition of watching the Ball Drop in Times Square. This year marks a decade of lighting the iconic Times Square Ball with LED lights. Since then, technology has

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HyLite Introduces New Lotus™ LED Line

Lotus Lamp

The Lotus™ was designed with versatility in mind. The 180° adjustable mounting arm allows the Lotus™ Lamp to install in multiple positions and at different lengths for use in a wide variety of applications including Recessed Cans, Canopy Lights, Parking

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LIGHTFAIR 2017 Features Strong Controls Focus

The LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2017 conference will offer 77 courses totaling more than 190 education hours at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center May 7-11, 2017. Highlighting the conference are two leading-edge forums that will explore some of the newest advancements in

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ZigBee Role in Smart SSL and the IoT May Change to Application Layer

The ZigBee Alliance and the Thread Group have announced successful demonstrations of Thread-based Internet of Things (IoT) wireless networks connecting smart devices that run what the ZigBee group is now calling the ZigBee universal language. In the past, the ZigBee

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Laser Li-Fi Is Ten-Times Faster Than LED Li-Fi

Li-Fi technology that uses LED lighting instead of radio waves to transmit data, will now use laser-based lighting, that will transmit data rate ten times faster. Laser-based Li-Fi will have better light output than LED. As LEDs use phosphors to

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Graphene: The Next Big Thing for OLEDs?

The new generation OLEDs are using graphene which is a highly conductive material. It is lightweight, transparent and extremely strong. A number of scientists see graphene as the basis for a new generation of electronics. This is mostly due to

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ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2016

This energy standard provides a model energy code to jurisdictions interested in regulating the energy-efficient design of commercial buildings. The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) recognizes 90.1 as an alternative compliance standard. ASHRAE recently published the 2016 version, which supersedes

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Local Players Dominate LED Lighting Fixtures Market

The growth of the global lighting fixtures market, revenue-wise, is estimated to touch US$215.29 billion by 2021 end. The market will grow at a CAGR of 6.9% till 2021, according to a Transparency Market Research (TMR) study. North America will

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Ushio America Introduces the New Uphoria™ 3 LED BR Lamps in R20, BR30 and BR40 Types

The USHIO Uphoria 3 LED BR lamps provide energy saving, professional accent lighting with soft, glare-free illumination that’s perfect for any surface. These dimmable R20, BR30 and BR40 LED lamps are designed in the classic shape of incandescent reflector lamps,

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Detroit Completes Citywide 65,000 LED Streetlight Upgrade

The relighting of Detroit – a city that just three years ago was in chronic darkness – has been completed on time and under budget. The Public Lighting Authority (PLA) on Thursday installed the last of 65,000 new LED streetlights,

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Chinese Bidders Walk Away from Osram Takeover

Chinese interest in a takeover of lighting group Osram Licht AG has cooled amid signs of mounting political opposition to Chinese acquisitions in Germany. Sanan Optoelectronics and venture capital firm GSR Go Scale Capital Advisors have stopped pursuing a bid

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There Are 1.9 Million Energy Efficiency Jobs in America

In December 2016, E2 and E4TheFuture released Energy Efficiency Jobs in America, which found that energy efficiency is a massive employer with 1.9 million jobs nationwide and thousands of jobs in each and every state. The report, based on U.S.

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LED Lighting Ballast Market to Grow at CAGR 26.2% till 2020

LED lamps and luminaires use external ballasts, which are broadly categorized into two main types of external LED drivers: • Constant-current drivers are used where lighting system requires fixed output current with varying range of output voltages. The range of

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Chicago to Replace 270,000 High Pressure Sodium Lights by End of December

The Chicago Smart Lighting Project is designed to enhance public safety and quality of life for all Chicagoans by providing better, more reliable outdoor lighting along with speeding up responsiveness to streetlight service requests. The Smart Lighting Project is being

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Philips to Sell Lumileds to Apollo at Discounted $2 Billion

Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative investment manager, has acquired 80.1% interest in Lumileds, a leading manufacturer of LED components and automotive lighting. Royal Philips, the parent company of Lumileds, has signed the agreement, and will retain the remaining

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Webinar: Join Current, Powered by GE on December 15 at 2pm

…for an information-rich webinar to explore an intelligent approach to energy management through LED lighting & controls. Experience a real-time, holistic view of an enterprise platform that provides insights to optimize & forecast. Discover: • Why LED technology and controls

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GE Is Putting Alexa Into a Funky-Looking Lamp

In 2015, Amazon made the world of manufacturing an offer. Make a device with a microphone, a speaker, and an internet connection, they said, and we’ll let you add in our virtual assistant Alexa, free of charge. Now, GE is

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Panasonic to Acquire Austrian LED Headlight Maker ZKW Group?

Early estimates that the headlight manufacturer could value US $880 million. Industry insiders believe that Panasonic’s interest in ZKW is due to its aim to penetrate the automobile lighting market, as demands in electronic appliances slows down. Panasonic has already

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Rise in Chinese LED Package Prices Continue

Since May 2016, Chinese players have been surging LED package prices, started with Epistar’s distributor in China, Luxlite, which announced a surge in LED package prices, citing a number of reasons for the price increase. Now, Chinese LED chips makers

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