Monthly Archives: January 2017

Top 10 LED Picks for January 2017

EW’s editors would like to congratulate the product management teams from Acclaim Lighting, Appleton Emerson, Auroralight, Barron Lighting, Bulbrite, Easy Lite Corp., Econosense, HyLite LED Lighting, JESCO Lighting and Wattstopper/Legrand. If you have a new product that you would like

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Top 10 states for LEED in 2016

Top 10 states for LEED in 2016 http://www.usgbc.org/ Rank / State Certified Gross Square Footage (GSF) / Per-capita Certified GSF 1 MA* 24,398,765 / 3.73 2 CO* 15,921,457 / 3.17 3 IL* 36,188,485 / 2.82 4 NY 48,405,204 / 2.5

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Houston’s NRG Stadium to Showcase Its Energy-Efficient Lighting During Super Bowl

The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will face off for the National Football League title in Super Bowl LI on a field illuminated exclusively by 65,000 LED lights on Feb. 5. Houston’s NRG Stadium, home to the NFL’s Houston

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Foxconn to Set Up $7B OLED Display Plant in US to Supply Apple

Sharp will soon scale up its OLED production—in quality and quantity—as required by its parent company Foxconn’s largest customer Apple. Foxconn aims to build a new display OLED plant in the US, stated Terry Gou, CEO, Foxconn. The $7 billion

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Philips’ Profits More Than Doubled in 2016

Driven by the flotation of its lighting business and the strong performance of its health technology division. Philips’ net profit rose by 126% to $1.6 billion in 2016. Although Philips is a leading manufacture of lightbulbs, electrical appliances and television

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Douglas Lighting Controls Bluetooth® Wireless Solutions

A complete stand-alone wireless system to control lights in a variety of applications. The system includes wireless fixture controllers, switches, and occupancy/daylight sensors all using Bluetooth® wireless technology. Also available is a fixture mounted controller and sensor with Bluetooth technology

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Fairhair Alliance and the ZigBee Alliance Sign Liaison Agreement to Help Create Smarter Commercial Buildings

The Fairhair Alliance and the ZigBee Alliance have signed a liaison agreement to collaborate on driving higher levels of product interoperability and standards unification in smart commercial buildings. The two organizations will explore opportunities to combine their technical specifications and

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German Town Taps Bluetooth-Enabled Outdoor Luminaires to Transmit Information About What’s Happening

The German town of Wipperfürth is using outdoor LED luminaires to transmit wireless information to residents and visitors about things happening in the city, marking the first known public deployment of Osram’s Bluetooth-based Einstone location-based service technology. Wipperfürth has installed

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EnOcean Alliance and IBM Partner to Standardize Intelligent Building Solutions for the Internet of Things

The EnOcean Alliance has significantly expanded, and strengthened its program in building automation and the Internet of Things, with IBM supporting the EnOcean Alliance as a Promoter Member. The EnOcean Alliance is a consortium of more than 400 companies that

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Worldwide Streetlights to Grow from 315M to 359M units by 2026

There are currently 315 million total streetlights in the world. This number will grow to 359 million total streetlights by 2026 with new and more efficient LED streetlighting expected to be $57 billion. LED streetlights will transform cities and municipalities

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NEMA Confidence Indexes Soar

Mixed in with guarded optimism, panel comments also noted some market softness and uncertainty about the policy course being charted by Washington. Nevertheless, buoyed by a surge of respondents reporting better conditions the current conditions index moved to 72.2, which

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Linear Fluorescent Lamp Indexes Continue to Decline in the Third Quarter of 2016

Since 2014 the linear florescent lamp index has been on a downward trend and that trend continues in 3Q 2016. The index for T8 lamps which account for 63.0 percent of the consumer lamp market decreased on a year-over-year basis

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Case Study: Preliminary Results Show Promise for Tunable White Light in Senior Care Facilities by Hannah Fullmer

Color tuning opens a world of opportunities in lighting design, proving itself useful in a seemingly endless supply of applications—designing lighting “scenes” for special occasions, creating different atmospheres for a hotel versus a hospital or shifting the color temperature of

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LED A-Line Lamp Shipments Increase in Third Quarter of 2016

LED A-line lamps continue to grow, accounting for 32.4 percent of the market in third quarter 2016, and posting a 124.2 percent increase in shipments compared to 3Q 2015. They posted a 65.1 percent quarter-over-quarter increase in the third quarter

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HID Lamp Indexes Continue Decline in Third Quarter 2016

NEMA’s shipment index for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps continued to decline in the third quarter of 2016. Compared to the same quarter last year, metal halide lamp shipments fell 25.4 percent, sodium vapor lamps decreased by 15.2 percent, and

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New SBIR Phase I Grants Awarded for SSL Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants and one Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant for projects targeting critical advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The five FY17 Phase I

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The NEW Next Generation Lighting Systems 2017 Competition Is Open

The new NGLS will feature multiple competitions, a tighter focus on specific lighting applications—and an expanded evaluation process that involves installations in real-world settings and greater interaction among entrants, judges, and host sites. The first NGLS competition will focus exclusively

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Times & Trends: PoE: The Next Game Changer to Watch? By Jim Lucy

A sometimes overlooked trend with truly game-changing potential is the growing acceptance of PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) cabling, which is quickly changing how lighting systems are wired in many new buildings and retrofits. It’s not too often that a new product technology

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IES Publishes Standard on Lighting for Seniors and Low Vision Population

RP-28-16 is intended to increase the designers’ understanding of age-related vision loss and the importance of their design decisions that could impact the safety and independence of this growing sector of the population. In the 2007 edition, applications were primarily

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Finished: The Whole Customer Value-Added Proposition by Bill Attardi

Ok, I’m back…….to finish my previous blog: The Whole Customer Value-Added Proposition. Let me define what I mean before I relate it to the lighting industry. Much has been written about the value proposition, the almost holy value proposition. You

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