5 Tips for Choosing a Smart Lighting IoT Platform

Smart lighting is playing a pivotal role in unlocking the power of the IoT and smart building applications beyond lighting. An intelligent, sensor-laden lighting system can form the central nervous system of a building, enabling smart lighting and other current

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Lighting Update May Eliminate Popular Lamps

The lighting energy efficiency standard that takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020, will eliminate most of the existing incandescent and halogen light bulbs in the U.S. from the market. The standard is part of the Energy Independence and Security Act

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Special Tax Deductions Extended to Cover 2017 Tax Year

Recent legislative activity around the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 has resulted in (once again) extending the commercial energy efficiency tax deduction for another year, through the 2017 tax year. Even if your business has to file an extension, it

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Park’s Lighting Responds to Noise to Beat Vandals

The lighting in a public park in Austria has been fitted with acoustic sensors to respond to noise. The innovative installation at the People’s Garden in Graz is designed to respond to anti-social behavior at night and increase feelings of

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State of Tennessee Partnering with Osram on Upgrading Lighting of Government Buildings

In a series of projects in the state of Tennessee, German firm, Osram’ is supplying new energy-efficient lighting systems for government buildings throughout the state and Sylvania Lighting Solutions is helping to install the lighting upgrades. These buildings that will

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Price Fear as Trump Hits Chinese LEDs

Light emitting diodes, filament lamps and arc lamps as well as aluminum and solid-state electronic parts are all included on a proposed list of 1,200 products issued by the Office of the United States Trade Representative. The stand-out item from

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Retrolux and Greenlight IoT Partner

According to Retrolux, the new alliance with the help of its software will enable lighting retrofit companies, energy service companies (ESCOs), and contractors to fully prepare, accurately quote and streamline the commissioning of smart lighting systems. The company contends that

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Death of Tungsten: Another Top Museum Goes All-LED

Located inside the Louvre’s Palace, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is the sixth most visited museum in France and one of the most important in the world. Founded in the nineteenth century, it houses thousands of collectors’ objects and artworks,

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Philips Lighting (Signify) Whitepaper Establishes EyeComfort Parameters and Trademarks

Nowadays, light quality is a key differentiator in lighting. In general, quality of light refers to the visual aspects of light and its dependencies on and interaction with people and the environment. LEDification gives us endless possibilities to differentiate in

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LEDs Light More Baseball Venues for 2018 MLB Season

Musco Lighting has announced a number of new LED sports-field lighting projects in time for what was the earliest full-league start ever on Mar. 29 to a Major League Baseball (MLB) season. MLB ballparks in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Kansas City

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Trump’s Tariff Would Have Limited Impact on LED Companies in China and Taiwan

The Trump administration on April 4, 2018 published a list of 1300 Chinese exports and proposed to apply a 25% tariff on these products. However, the proposal would have limited impact on LED companies in China and Taiwan, according to

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MLS Becomes Sole Owner of LEDVANCE

LEDVANCE GmbH is now 100 percent owned by the leading Chinese LED lighting company MLS. MLS has taken over the full ownership of LEDVANCE by means of a share deal with the strategic investor IDG Capital and the financial investor

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Tariff List: 85414020 ……….. Light-Emitting Diodes

We have quickly scanned the list of 1200 products that are on the proposed tariff list from China and LEDs are included. You can view the entire list: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4430282/Office-of-the-United-States-Trade-Representative.pdf There are many components that will affect our industry on the

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University Hospital in Poitiers, France Uses Human-Centric Lighting

The newly-installed lighting installation at the university hospital in Poitiers, France supports the health and well being of cancer patients at the hospital in a special room that employs human-centric lighting. The special room uses tunable white LED technology and

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Growing Up in Colorado

Colorado was the first state to do so. In the years since, Alaska, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, D.C., have followed suit. Vermont recently legalized marijuana sales through legislative action. Massachusetts will join those states in July. Maine has proposed

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3D Printing Could Push New Frontiers in SSL Manufacturing

Although LED lighting has become a mature technology, a new technology is quickly rising as a potential benefit to the LED and SSL industries. Additive manufacturing is the fabrication of a 3D object by depositing a polymer-based material using print

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LIGHTFAIR APP

Use this tool to navigate the show floor, search the exhibitor directory, view networking events, create your own show agenda and review the Conference schedule. http://app.core-apps.com/lfi2018 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lightfair-international/id963905683?mt=8

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Ground Planes for LED Drivers — Part 3 of 3 by Philip Keebler

Strategic PQ monitoring can help identify disturbances that cause premature failures of digital-based LED drivers. In this third and final part, we’ll look at how advanced power quality (PQ) monitoring can be used to identify disturbances that cause premature failures

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Ground Planes for LED Drivers — Part 2 of 3 by Philip Keebler

How grounding and bonding connections in facility power systems affect LED driver ground stability. In Part 2, we take a look at how facility power systems should provide a consistent, reliable, and conductor-dependent grounding and bonding system from the electric

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The 10 Best Innovations from Light + Building

Fuelled by bratwurst and Mövenpick ice cream, Team Lux scoured Frankfurt’s humungous Messe to bring you the outstanding kit from the global showcase of all things illumination that is Light + Building 2018. Hell, we even trekked to Hall 11

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