Monthly Archives: February 2017

Philips Taps Microsoft as Part of Indoor-Positioning Partnering Push, Adds Bluetooth to the Mix

With location-based services still stuck on the launchpad, the company’s new “Location Lab” reaches out to data and app developers. In two moves to jump-start the stalled indoor-positioning business, Philips Lighting said it has rounded up IT companies including Microsoft

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AT&T and Current, Powered by GE, Team Up for IoT

Two companies with extensive history in infrastructure and communications technology are teaming up to help accelerate the digital era of urban development. AT&T and Current, powered by GE, have announced an exclusive agreement to connect cities across the United States

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TCP’s LED T8 Tubes

An LED compatible replacement for linear fixtures with instant start ballasts. Our T8 LED tubes (or DirecT8 LEDs) provide greater than 40 percent in energy savings. They have a long life – 50,000 hours, and get no delays in turning

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Researching how light can be used to promote health and well-being

Biological rhythms that repeat approximately every 24 hours are called circadian rhythms. Light is the main stimulus that helps the circadian clock, and thus circadian rhythms, keep a synchronized rhythm with the 24-hour day. If lack of synchrony or circadian

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Utility Rebates Support LED Growth But Need Improvement

The current trend in energy efficiency utility rebate programs – notably around lighting – is to go “mid-stream”. That is, provide the distributor an incentive to sell specific products. There are about 60 of these programs nationwide and they are

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EW’s Top 10 LED Picks for February, 2017

February’s Top 10 LED Products are in and EW’s editors would like to congratulate the product management teams from Acclaim Lighting, Alloy LED, Aquarii Inc., Erco, Lutron, Nora Lighting, Sylvania LEDVANCE, Universal Lighting Technologies, WAC Landscape Lighting and Zumtobel. If

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Li-Fi Crucial to the Future of Lighting, Says LED Inventor

Speaking at Academia Sinica, in Taipei, Dr. Shuji Nakamura stated that LED has now reached a ‘stage of maturity’ and manufacturers are seeking out new markets where they can thrive into the future. Nakamura named Li-Fi and laser lighting as

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Philips & Ericsson Launch Connected LED Streetlight for Europe

Philips lightpole site combines Philips’ energy efficient LED lighting with Ericsson’s leading small cell technology for high-speed broadband connectivity. The Philips lightpole site resembles the familiar street lightpole shape used across Europe, making it an unobtrusive addition to the cityscape,

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SolarOne Buys Inovus in Solar-Power-Focused SSL Business Deal

Complementary product lines will enable the combined SolarOne and Inovus Solar operation to grow its global footprint and serve a broadening set of solar-powered LED lighting projects. efficient LED sources made outdoor solar-power area lighting feasible. Boise, ID-based Inovus Solar

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LSI Acquires Atlas Lighting in a ‘Highly Strategic’ LED Deal

LSI Industries has acquired Atlas Lighting Products, an LED lighting manufacturer, in a “highly strategic” deal. LSI said that it was the biggest investment by the company to date. LSI Industries will pay $97.5 million for all capital stocks in

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Cree Cancels Wolfspeed Deal with Infineon Based on US Government Concerns

The US government has scuttled another technology business deal as Cree will not sell the Wolfspeed silicon carbide (SiC) power and RF business to Infineon Technologies. Presumably, national security concerns are behind the cancellation. For now, Cree plans to operate

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Lighting Application Associate-EATON- Peachtree, GA

Job Description Eaton’s Lighting Division is seeking a Lighting Applications Associate. The Lighting Application Associate will be based in our Peachtree City, GA facility. Position Overview: An Associate in Lighting Applications interprets architectural and electrical plans of lighting systems.  Using

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Regional Sales Manager – LIGHTING or ELECTRICAL Baltin and Associates Houston, TX

Lighting • Electrical • Distributor / Contractor • Commercial/Industrial On the forefront of innovation and part of a world market leader, we provide industry leading solutions for commercial/industrial LED lighting challenges. As Regional Sales Manager for an established, multi-state territory,

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LED R&D CHALLENGES

Like any new technology, LED lighting must demonstrate a compelling value to buyers before it begins to win sizeable market share from the incumbent technologies it will replace. Over the past decade, research and development have yielded impressive improvements in

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OLED R&D CHALLENGES

OLEDs are based on organic (carbon-based) materials. Unlike LEDs, which are small point sources, OLEDs are made in sheets that provide a diffuse-area light source. While developing rapidly, OLED technology is less mature than LED technology, whose rapid advancement has

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LED Bulbs Have Turned into Multi-Functional Gadgets

With fast advancements in LED technology, a simple LED bulb is no longer just a source of lighting. It has become a multi-functional gadget that can connect with the web, influence human behavior, work with sensors and much more. At

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Large-Area LED Developed with an Easy-To-Customize LED Foil

Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed an LED light source based on substrates that are large, transparent and flexible. The LED light source was in fact developed with the help of an easy-to-customize LED foil. The

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Lighting in Hospitality Sector Market Financial Review

Lighting in Hospitality Sector Market Research Report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Lighting in Hospitality Sector Market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of Lighting

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Rebate Coverage in US Hits Record High

Over the past few months, rebate organizations across the country have been busy updating their 2017 programs. According to our North American Rebate and Incentive database, 79% of the US is covered by an active commercial lighting rebate program, the

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DOE 2017 SSL R&D Workshop Presentations Posted

The 14th annual DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, held January 31– February 2 in Long Beach, CA. Over three full days, 250 attendees participated in plenary discussions and breakout sessions on LED and OLED technology. Presentations from 60 experts addressed

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