Monthly Archives: May 2017

EnOcean and Silvair Partner on Controls for Bluetooth-Connected LED Lighting

Going forward, EnOcean will offer its EasyFit products in both the sub-1-Ghz models and in Bluetooth versions that operate in the 2.4-GHz band. In both cases, the switches and controls can be commissioned using the NFC (near field communication) capability

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DOE New Report on the Impact of Color Shift on Reliability

LED Luminaire Reliability: Impact of Color Shift, developed by the LED Systems Reliability Consortium (LSRC) under the auspices of the Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance, is available online. The purpose of the new report is not to define limits for

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Global LED Market to Reach US$33.1 Billion in 2017

Global LED lighting market will hit US $29.6 billion in 2016 and increase to US$ 33.1 billion in 2017, with a penetration rate of 52%, according to a report by TrendForce http://www.trendforce.com/research/led Further, the report said that LED lighting will

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Smartphone OLED Shipments to Reach 450 Million Units in 2017

Shipments of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays for smartphones are likely to double to 450 million units in 2017 as against 250 million units in 2015, according to an estimate by market research firm, IHS. https://technology.ihs.com/581605 At present, nearly 97%

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NEMA New Lighting Standard Outlines How to Designate LED Direct Replacement Lamps

After technical review, ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78, Electric Lamps, published ANSI C78.52-2017 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—LED (Light Emitting Diode) Direct Replacement Lamps—Method of Designation. ANSI C78.52 is a new lighting standard on how to designate LED lamps

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Ikea’s Cheap Smart Lighting Will Be Apple HomeKit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa Compatible

Ikea’s low-cost TRÅDFRI smart lights first announced in Europe last year, will soon get voice control. Expect it to arrive this summer or autumn says Ikea’s press release. Ikea says it sees “great potential” in smart home products, a category

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Lutron Announces Alliance with Google Home to Power Home Lighting Systems Using Voice-Activated Google Assistant

Lutron Electronics announced a new integration with Google Home that allows homeowners to easily control their Lutron Caséta Wireless, RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS lighting systems using the Google Assistant, offering greater flexibility and peace of mind. Now –with a

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AMOLED Market Likely to Witness Double Digit Growth by 2019

With its application areas increasing due to the numerous advantageous features, active-matrix organic LED (AMOLED) market is expected to witness double digit growth across the global market, by the year 2019. The increasing focus of companies to enhance productivity and

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Minnesota Twins Install Eaton’s Advanced LED Lighting and Controls System at Target Field

The Twins will become one of five Major League Baseball (MLB) teams playing its home games under the Ephesus LED sports lighting solution this season. With more than 25 professional sports teams adopting the industry-leading LED and controls technology in

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Two Companies Claim to Launch “World’s Smallest Driver”

Two companies claiming to have game-changing LED drivers might be enabling more elegant fixture designs. 1) Seoul Semiconductor has claimed the industry’s smallest phase-cut DC LED driver series, with a power density 10X higher than conventional LED drivers. The NanoDriver

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Li-Fi Eyes Opportunity as France Bans Wi-Fi in Schools

The French government has moved to outlaw Wi-Fi in nurseries, schools and childcare centers that cater for children under six. The move is offering inspiration to the creators of Li-Fi, a system that uses light to provide internet access. Wi-Fi

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Light from Osram Puts BMW Motorsport Team in Top Form for Racing

BMW Motorsport will be using biologically effective light from Osram during the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring in Germany, taking place on May 27 and 28. The light comes in the form of LED light glasses and special luminaires. The

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Malcolm Gladwell Says AI Will Make Human Judgment More Vital by Phil Goldstein, Web Editor for BizTech

As artificial intelligence advances in the workplace, humans will need to solve mysteries amid large volumes of data that machines cannot. Artificial intelligence may replace some jobs, but it will also highlight the importance of human judgment in the workplace,

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Power-Strut® Introduces Power-Strut® Defender™

A Breakthrough in Corrosion Resistance for the Metal Framing Industry Harvey, IL May 22, 2017 – Power-Strut®, an industry leader in the metal framing industry, announced its newest product line, Power-Strut® Defender™. Power-Strut® Defender™ is a new, high performance corrosion-resistant

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Global Lighting Companies’ Market Strategies in the Post LED Lighting Era by LEDinside

From 2011 to 2015, the global LED general lighting market undoubtedly underwent the most dramatic changes. In 2015 to 2016, although the LED lighting market did not show the same exponential growth like previous years, it still expanded at a

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NEMA Publishes New Standard for Portable Traffic Signals

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA TS 5-2017 Portable Traffic Signal Systems (PTSS) Standard. This new standard covers traffic signaling equipment used to enable and expedite the safe movement of vehicle traffic in work zones during roadway construction,

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IES Early Bird Registration Extended to June 1, 2017

The 2017 Annual Conference fosters personal and career growth through educational and networking opportunities and allows lighting professionals to earn up to 14 CEU credits. The objective of this conference is to provide educational sessions relevant to this audience of

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Top 5 Trends Impacting Global LED Ballast Market

The top five trends that have driven the global LED lighting ballast market in 2016, and is expected to impact the market till 2020 are: 1) Increase in urban population worldwide 2) Declining manufacturing cost of LEDs 3) Demand for

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Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda Resigns

Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda is resigning, saying he is re-evaluating his priorities following a recent medical issue. The company said Friday that Swoboda will also step down from the board of directors “following a transition period.” Swoboda joined Cree (Nasdaq:

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New Flexible OLED Technology Can Endure Repeated Bending

The new OLED panel developed by Korean researchers can be rolled up like a newspaper. The highlight is that it can remain highly efficient in spite of repeated bending. This means that the new flexible OLED technology can be used

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