Bluetooth Mesh Shows Wireless Connectivity in a Whole New Light by Jason Marcel

Wired lighting infrastructures have a history of providing dependability that, until recently, wireless networks couldn’t match. And while there are other benefits to installing a wired network, many of today’s wireless platforms—especially those supported by a Bluetooth® mesh network—ensure greater

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After Three Decades, OLED Technology Continues to Evolve by Sri Peruvemba

Many of us tend to think of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) as “new” technology, compared to LEDs, liquid-crystal displays (LCDs), and other display solutions. The fact is that more than 30 years have passed since the emergence of the first

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As Lighting Companies Morph Into IT Firms, They Face Stiff Competition — From IT Vendors by Mark Halper

Barclays Plc has deployed a series of heat and motion sensors that help analyze office space usage at investment banking facilities in London. It’s the sort of system that lighting vendors are offering as part of their push into the

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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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Prepare for IoT – The Next Revolution in LED Lighting

By Mark Verheyen, Universal Lighting Technologies President and CEO. Perhaps the most striking thing about the LED revolution is the speed with which it has transformed our industry. A solid majority of our company’s business is LED-related now, and it

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Facility Maintenance Decisions 3-Part Series on LED By John Lutz

With the promise of longer performance lives and lower costs than traditional lighting systems, LEDs are an appealing option for applications throughout commercial and institutional facilities. 1) LEDs: Making Upgrades Work – Expanding applications and appealing ROI make LED technology

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Change Catches Up with GE by Doug Chandler

The U.S. electrical industry has been buzzing with speculation about the direction of one of its foundational companies following announcements that General Electric is looking for a buyer for GE Lighting and that long-time chief executive Jeffrey Immelt will step

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Luminaire-Integrated Controls by Craig DiLouie

The lighting controls revolution features three notable trends promoting integration of control with light. The latest commercial building energy codes promote complex control schemes. The LED source is highly controllable. And sensors and microprocessors have become miniaturized. Just as the

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How Two Entrepreneurs Found An LED Lighting Niche And Built A Booming Business by Jeff Kauflin

Cole Zucker, 33, and his 35-year-old cofounder, Guillaume Vidal, are co-CEOs of Green Creative, a profitable lighting manufacturer with 70 employees and $52 million in revenue. Their bulbs illuminate the aisles of many Walmart, Whole Foods and J. Crew stores.

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Connected Public Lighting: A Powerful Accelerator for Smart Cities by Susanne Seitinger

The analyst firm Gartner calculates that 8.4 billion connected objects will be in use in 2017, an increase of 31 percent from 2016.[1] As urban migration increases and connected devices proliferate, these parallel trends promise new links between physical spaces

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What Is Amazon’s Obsession with Electrical Supply? by Bridget McCrea

A look at why the e-tailing giant is actively claiming market share in the electrical distribution space with its Amazon Business division. “If distribution can’t provide significant and measurable value, it doesn’t belong in the sales equation,” wrote Chris Brown,

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5 Charts That Illustrate The Remarkable LED Lighting Revolution

“The rapid adoption of LEDs in lighting marks one of the fastest technology shifts in human history,” Goldman Sachs stated in a new report. The accelerated deployment of light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs is on track to save U.S. consumers and

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Can Retail Reboot? by Leonora Desar

Retail stores, which some lighting manufacturers rely on for their bread and butter, are closing at an alarming rate. The news isn’t all bad. There are several niches within retail where lighting is used now more than ever to draw

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LED Street Lighting’s Impact on Sky Glow by James Brodrick

A DOE study looks at uplight, lumen output, spectral power distribution and other variables. Recently, there’s been some concern as to whether LED street lighting is more likely to cause sky glow than conventional (typically, high-pressure sodium) street lighting. Compared

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As Lighting Companies Move To Iot Services, Everything In The Business Model Must Change by Mark Halper

http://www.ledsmagazine.com/ As lighting vendors try to shift from the century-honed practice of selling light bulbs to selling services based on Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, they are looking at nothing less than overhauling just about everything in their corporate structure

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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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Thoughts from Lightfair 2017 by Jim Lucy

It doesn’t seem all that long ago at Lightfair that LEDs were on the frontier and you would only see them in exit signs, theatrical lighting and traffic lighting. But in the late-1990s/early 2000s LEDs began a steady march through

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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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Retail Lighting Trends by Craig DiLouie

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), more than 600,000 retail buildings are currently operating in the United States, representing more than 11.3 billion sq.ft. As one of the largest markets for lighting, retail applications have distinctive needs. Retail

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Times & Trends: PoE: The Next Game Changer to Watch? By Jim Lucy

A sometimes overlooked trend with truly game-changing potential is the growing acceptance of PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) cabling, which is quickly changing how lighting systems are wired in many new buildings and retrofits. It’s not too often that a new product technology

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