Monthly Archives: March 2017

Philips Adds Gooee, Silvair as Smart Lighting Partners

Philips Lighting has bulked up on partners who can provide wireless smart lighting components beyond Philips’ own capabilities, while leaving open the possibility that Philips could embed the wares inside its own branded products. In addition to Gooee and Silvair,

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Ways to Light a Retail Space and Attract Customers

Retail lighting needs to look into various different lighting needs and applications as lighting different spaces, aspects and areas inside and outside a retail store have different impact on its business. Basically, retail lighting is more varied than any other

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Pittsburgh Pirates Install Eaton’s Advanced LED Lighting and Controls System at PNC Park

Eaton’s advanced Ephesus light-emitting diode sports lighting LED system gives facility operators unsurpassed control to enhance the viewing experience for spectators while reducing energy use by as much as 75 percent. The Pirates become one of five Major League Baseball

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IKEA Enters the Smart Lighting Fray

IKEA’s new Trådfri line starts as low as $18.70 in the UK for a single remote-controlled bulb that can dim or brighten via a stylish IKEA handheld “steering wheel.” Unlike more sophisticated smart bulbs, the bulb does not change color

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Power-Short Zambia Launches Switch to 100 Percent LED Bulbs

Zambia is attempting to convert the nation to LED lightbulbs to help plug crippling power shortages that have hit mining and agriculture and imposed daily rationing on parts of the country. The state-owned Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) is planning

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Rexel Energy Solutions is “Energizing the ESCO World”

Rexel Energy Solutions, formerly Munro Distributing Company, has recently unveiled a national team of lighting & controls experts to support ESCOs across the country. With a team built to support Energy Efficiency Providers from specification and quotation through post-construction support,

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Lighting Control Rebates Going Strong

The simplest and most popular type of incentive remains the prescriptive rebate, typically targeted to existing buildings. This type of rebate identifies a list of technologies and products that are found to provide suitable performance while saving energy. After installation,

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LEDs Are Set to Change Horticulture by Increasing Yields

The color of LED light can be used not only to assist the growth of plants, but it can also be used to improve their year-round taste and quality and potentially increase their nutritional value. Not only this, but growing

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Jacksonville Abandons IoT Project Citing ‘Other Priorities’

Florida’s most populous city, opted to ditch a pilot installation by GE that was set to involve equipping some of its street lights with chips and sensors that would eventually do everything from improving lighting controls and efficiency to detecting

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City in Kansas to Convert All Street Lights to LED Models

The future of Prairie Village, a city in Johnson County, Kansas, may look even brighter later this year. The Prairie Village City Council recently approved the plan to purchase 1,736 new LED street lights from Philips Lighting that will be

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DOE Report on PoE Connected Lighting Systems

The new report provides a brief background on the development of the various PoE technologies, ranging from standards-based to proprietary, and illustrates the convergence of PoE power sourcing capabilities and LED luminaire power requirement. It then classifies PoE system devices

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CHRIS BROWN IS FREAKIN SEVENTY

70! Not just a number anymore. Not when it’s me and I’M FREAKIN SEVENTY! (To read the unexpurgated original version, find Chris Brown on Facebook). First thought……YIPPEE, I MADE IT! On second thought, How the hell did this happen?!? Thinking

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Copper Bounces Around Waiting on the Fed

The price of a pound of copper continues to fluctuate as investors interested in the red metal wait to hear what the Fed will do today. Will they hike up the interest rate as expected? Or, will they keep it

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These Smart Street Lights Don’t Use Their Own Brains to Adjust to the Weather

A Minneapolis suburb that is trialing tunable-white LED street lights has now equipped them to automatically adjust brightness and color temperatures based on weather conditions. So that must mean the town added sensors that can help detect rain, fog, clouds,

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Philips Hue Candelabra Bulbs

Philips Hue has long vied for domination of the smart LED lighting market, and it’s leading the charge into color-changing candelabra bulbs, too. The big advantage the Hue Candle bulbs have is the existing Hue ecosystem — a system compatible

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CLTC Releases 2016 Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide

This guide assists builders and lighting industry professionals in navigating the nonresidential lighting and electrical power distribution portions of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). The updated Energy Standards took effect on January 1, 2017. The Nonresidential

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Cree’s High Power LED Delivers Unmatched Efficacy & Lumen Density

Cree, Inc. introduces the XLamp XHP70.2 LED, the second generation of the highest output Extreme High Power LED, which delivers up to 9 percent more lumens and 18 percent higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the first generation XHP70 LED. The XHP70.2

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Eaton Launches Curved Wavestream LED and Luxwire Technologies

Eaton announces the launch of the Neo-Ray Covera and Converge architectural suspended product families featuring its new next generation curved WaveStream light-emitting diode (LED) technology. Combining a contemporary and minimalist design with advanced optical performance and connected lighting capabilities, the

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How LED Lighting Can Transform USA

Only 10% of USA’s streetlights have been converted from the traditional sodium lights to LED lights in the past few years, despite the fact that LED lights can save up to 50% more energy than the sodium lights. The District

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Human-Centric Lighting Reduces Drug Reliance at Danish Psychiatric Hospital

Doctors, nurses, therapists report a calming effect from the Chromaviso circadian lighting system. Professional staff at a Danish psychiatric hospital have administered fewer drugs and noticed a marked reduction in patient outbursts and disturbances following the installation of a human-centric

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