Monthly Archives: November 2017

Acclaim Lighting Introduces New Generation Dyna Drum HO

Acclaim Lighting of Los Angeles, CA has introduced the second generation of its Dyna Drum HO. According to Acclaim, the new Dyna Drum HO features a new chipset and optic system that the company engineered from the ground up. This

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Power Over Ethernet Lighting Systems by Steve Mesh

Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting is part of a brave new world. The ascendance of LED fixtures has given rise to some new methods of providing and controlling light in our environments. Since LEDs are low-voltage devices that use direct

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Outdoor Lighting 101 by Craig DiLouie

Outdoor stationary lighting presents a substantial market and a distinctive subset of lighting design. While the market covers a variety of applications, the largest are building exterior and area and roadway lighting. In a typical indoor space lighted during the

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Eaton and Miami Dolphins Hold Essay Contest

The Miami Dolphins football organization and power management company Eaton announced a community initiative called “Light Like the Pros”. The initiative will award one deserving Miami-Dade or Broward County high school a free Ephesus LED sports lighting system valued at

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Future Foldable iPhone May Use Micro-LED Display

The US Patent & Trademark Office has published a patent application related to Apple’s future foldable iPhone. The application mentions that Apple has included micro-LED in its iPhone as one of the display materials for the model and liquid metal

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Osram Opens $440M Malaysian Plant Amid World’s Widening Clamor for LED Chips

The German giant banks on global “digitization” that it says will require optical diodes serving as sensors and light sources in everything from humans to cars to general illumination. With its eyes bulging on an increasingly digitized world that it

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Feilo Sylvania Opens Two Innovation Centers

Two months after relocating headquarters from London to Budapest, Feilo Sylvania has fortified its smart lighting push with two new innovation centers. The centers are an integral part of a smart lighting group that forms one of four new pillars

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LEDs, ‘Making Light Pollution Worse’

The transition from sodium to LED exterior lighting over recent years appears to have made global light pollution worse not better, scientists have reported. A team of researchers who studied Nasa images say that in the last four years the

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Spain’s Guadalajara Connects 12,000 New Philips LED Street Lights to a Web Browser

It’s smart lights now, smart city later for Guadalajara, Spain. The small city about 40 miles northeast of Madrid has installed 12,000 Philips LED street lights and connected them to Philips’ CityTouch management software to allow remote monitoring and management

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Philips Lighting Delivers 1 Billion LED Lights as Part of Global Lighting Challenge

Philips Lighting has delivered one billion LED lamps and luminaires as part of its commitment to the ‘Global Lighting Challenge’, the Clean Energy Ministerial campaign to deploy ten billion high-efficiency light points to improve energy efficiency around the world. In

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LG Display to Shut Down LCD Plants and Prioritize OLED

Vice Chairman of Korean panel maker LG Display (LGD) Sang-Beom Han announced in July that by the end of 2017, LCD panel Fab P2, P3, and P4 in Gumi would be shut down. Fab P4 is officially closed. Sources pointed

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House Proposal Would Shift Energy Star to DOE

Responsibility for the Energy Star program would shift from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the U.S. Department of Energy under a proposed bill, which would also make significant changes in the process of setting Energy Star specifications. The measure

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2018 DOE SSL R&D Workshop

The 15th annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop is a not-to-be-missed event, where top experts and thought leaders from universities, labs, and companies large and small converge to share the latest on SSL technology advances and explore new directions in lighting.

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HyLite LED expands LED Solutions with New Retrofit Series

November 9th, 2017 – Fort Mill, SC – LED Retrofit lamps intended to replace metal halide, high pressure sodium, and other HID light sources have grown tremendously in popularity because of their lower initial investment and high return on investment. Retrofit

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LED Lighting Could Save Developing Countries $40 Billion/yr.

Developing and emerging economies could save $40 billion worth of electricity and prevent 320 million metric tons of carbon pollution annually simply by transitioning to LED lighting, according to estimates from United Nation’s Environment. Today speakers at a side event

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General Lighting Maker LEDVANCE Plans Drastic Cuts

LEDVANCE GmbH of Germany is continuing the process of moving the company away from the production of conventional lighting sources to LEDs. The company contends that LED solutions are being adopted at a much faster rate than expected. For this

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Sharpening LED Lighting’s Cutting Edge with Focused R&D

In the recently published DOE SSL R&D Plan, we chart LED efficacy projections for both phosphor-converted LEDs (pc-LEDs) and color-mixed LEDs, and researchers believe 250 lm/W is achievable with pc-LEDs and 350 lm/W is achievable with the color-mixed approach. Although

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2017 SSL Technology R&D Workshop Presentations Posted

…held November 8 in Portland, OR. A diverse group of attendees and speakers examined the latest technology advances and research questions, and provided updates on various early-stage research efforts that will serve as a foundation for future SSL technological developments.

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Avista Receives U.S. Patent Protection

Amerlux’s Game-Changing Pedestrian Lights Reduce Energy Up to 75% OAKLAND, N.J. – Nov. 14, 2017 – Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today it has been granted U.S. patent protection for intellectual property incorporated into its game-changing Avista pedestrian

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Boston-Based Current Is Now on GE’s Chopping Block

The first General Electric Co. division to set up a presence in Boston is now on the list of businesses that CEO John Flannery wants to sell. During his first presentation to GE shareholders on Monday, Flannery laid out his

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