Monthly Archives: August 2017

US Revised Second-Quarter GDP Up 3.0% Vs 2.7% Rise Expected in the April-June Period

The U.S. economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter, notching its quickest pace in more than two years, and there are signs that the momentum was sustained at the start of the third quarter. Growth estimates for

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Google Invests $15 Million in University Spin-out Focused on Micro LED Technology

Google Inc has invested $15 million for a 13 percent stake in Glo, a university spin-out focused on creating nanowire-based LED-displays for mobile phones and smart watches as well as AR- and VR-applications. Glo, located in Silicon Valley and Lund,

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Light Flicker ‘Could Prevent Alzheimer’s’

The study, by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, challenges accepted wisdom in the lighting industry that flicker is neurologically problematic and holds out the prospect that artificial light could be tuned to play a preventative role in degenerative diseases. The

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Laser Lighting Trial Starting in China

For perhaps the first time in the world, trials taking place in China next month will use lasers for street lighting, an innovation aimed at saving energy and eliminating the cost of expensive cabling infrastructure. David Ho and the Jinjing

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COB LED Market to Reach US$ 9.2 Billion by 2020

Increasing urbanization and infrastructure spending are expected to be the key drivers for market growth over the forecast period. Global chip on board (COB) LEDs are energy efficient, have greater reliability and require less space. Furthermore, they offer high intensity

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REMINDER: DOE TM-30 Webinar on September 12

IES TM-30-15, a system of measures and graphics that can be used together to effectively evaluate and communicate a light source’s color rendering properties, has been around for two years, and in that time researchers have been helping to lay

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TOPAZ OFFERS NEW LOW PROFILE FLOOD LIGHTS

Topaz Lighting and Electrical introduces new Low Profile Flood Lights, the ideal solution for landscape lighting and bright enough to illuminate building facades. Their built-to-last, die-cast aluminum construction and UV stabilized powder coat bronze finish, these fixtures withstand inclement weather

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GE, ABB Restart Talks Over Industrial Solutions Deal

GE is entertaining the possibility of selling its industrial solutions business for a little over $2 billion after initially hoping for more than $3 billion, four sources said this week. The talks with ABB (Swiss Engineering Company) had ended last

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Lumileds Celebrates Its Independence

Lumileds, San Jose, CA, gathered hundreds of employees and customers earlier this week for an evening event to celebrate the company’s history and its recent emergence as a stand-alone company. The company, which formerly comprised Royal Philips NV’s automotive lighting,

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Home Depot to Install 30,000 PV Panels from Current Powered by GE

The Home Depot has selected Current, powered by GE to support the expansion of its rooftop solar energy program. Current partnered with Home Depot on site selection, project implementation plans, financing and incentive capture for 20 solar installations in New

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Free Whitepaper: 2017 Wholesale Distribution Economic Trends

This whitepaper gives a high-level view of the revenues of wholesale distributors in 2016 and gives a look at the economy’s impact on the industry. Deflation drove down the real value of production in 13 of the 19 major wholesale

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EC&M’s 2017 Top 20 Electrical Contractors

Every September, EC&M unveils the highly anticipated Top 50 electrical contractors list, ranked specifically by electrical and datacom revenue. Reaching the highest number in years — with a combined total of $23.8 billion in 2016 — this year’s Top 50

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Special Recognition to No. 14 — Facility Solutions Group, Inc. Austin, Texas $444.1 million

Founded in 1986, FSG Electric (FSGE) is a full-service contractor, providing electrical service, project management, electrical engineering, and electrical construction for general contractors, design-build firms, national retail accounts, facility managers, and building owners. Company services also include data cabling, thermography,

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Federal Pre-ememption as a Barrier to Cost Savings and High Performance Buildings in Local Energy Codes

This white paper from New Buildings Institute (NBI) looks at the impacts of federal rules on efficiency standards for appliances, water heating and HVAC equipment and lays out possible solutions from an examination of policies from around the world. Decades-old

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Global LED Lighting Module Market to Grow at CAGR 20% by 2021

According to Technavio market research analysts. Technavio hardware and semiconductor analysts highlight the following three market drivers that are contributing to the growth of the global LED lighting module market: • Government support and incentives for LED lighting • Demand

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Osram Acquires IoT Specialist Digital Lumens

Osram has agreed to acquire Digital Lumens Inc., a U.S. company based in Boston, Massachusetts that specializes in industrial IoT solutions. Founded in 2008, Digital Lumens employs 65 people and in the last fiscal year generated sales in the mid-double-digit

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Changes Coming to the Michigan Energy Code

Significant changes are underway for commercial buildings with the 2015 Michigan Energy Code taking effect on September 20, 2017. This is the state’s first commercial energy efficiency code update in more than six years. The new code introduces significant lighting

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Embracing the Digital Economy in the Wholesale Distribution Industry by Karen Lynch, Vice President, Global Head, SAP

Are you an innovator or a follower? Disrupter or disrupted? Growing or stagnant? Digital predator or digital prey? The choice is yours. Today’s competitive markets demand that wholesale distributors evolve more quickly, become more efficient, and provide memorable customer experiences.

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Plan to Light New York City Bridges Faces Opposition

Critics are throwing shade at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pricey plan to install high-tech, color-changing lights on New York City’s bridges, questioning whether the investment is the best use of public money. A government watchdog group this month called for a

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Bluetooth Mesh Networking and LEDs: What to Expect by John Curran

Bluetooth SIG recently announced compatibility of the far-ranging standard with mesh networking. In the world of solid-state lighting, mesh networking and other ways of providing internet of things (IoT) capabilities has been an important push as more and more and

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