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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Accelerating Advanced Digital Lighting Through a Controls Ecosystem by Kiran Laxman

The LED evolution is driving a host of new advanced digital lighting applications from high CRI, tunable white to the emerging area of Human Centric Lighting (HCL). While we are still in the early stages of HCL, we are seeing

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‘Internet of Lights’ Meets Industrial Internet of Things by Gerard Harbers and Sanjay Manney

The initial promise of LED lighting was to deliver more efficient lighting – not too hard a goal to reach considering that traditional incandescent and halogen lighting sources convert only five to 10 percent of energy consumed into light. But

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The “Internet of Light” – the Key to the “Internet of Things” by Tridonic

Sometime in 2016 the number of connected devices will overtake the number of people on the planet for the first time. According to calculations by Gartner, the US market research company, last year around five billion devices were able to

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The Era of Smart Lighting Is Coming by Alexander Slagg

You can add lighting and building management to the list of industries caught in the disruptive undertow of the Internet of Things. The combination of light-emitting diode (LED) technology and Power over Ethernet (PoE), coupled with IoT connectivity, is creating

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Manage Your Marketing By Susan Bloom

Prospecting New Business, Offering New Services and Promoting Your Skills. While electrical contractors demonstrate proficiency in completing electrical projects, the process of prospecting for leads, securing contract opportunities and promoting their skills to targeted audiences are necessary components of a

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Five Major Trends in Indoor LED Luminaires by Craig DiLouie

Strategies Unlimited has forecasted that by 2022, LED luminaires will achieve a 60 percent share of global luminaire shipments. In the U.S., three major manufacturers of indoor LED luminaires say LED already constitutes a majority of their indoor luminaire sales.

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The LEDs They Are a-Changin’ by Dr Giles Humpston

LEDs have been around a surprisingly long time. Science project curiosities appeared in the swinging 60′s, and then a decade later the first mass-produced and affordable devices became commercially available. Monochrome LEDs are now manufactured in wavelengths that span the

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IoT Poised to Alter Supply Chain

Internet of things is a broad term for a network of connected devices that can automatically communicate with one another. The applications of this new technology are still in the early stages for distribution, but experts expect rapid growth in

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Speaking Out: 12 Tips for Reinventing Your Lighting Business by Bill Attardi

Some distributors are already out of business, they just don’t know it yet. When my good friend Chris Brown wrote his epic posts on “Illumigeddon” http://energywatchnews.com/illumigeddon-im-baaaaackby-chris-brown-illumigeddon/ he sparked quite a bit of discussion. I would like to go one step

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A Look Into Cree’s Past

LED lighting and component manufacturer, Cree saw its stock price surge from $25 in October 2011 to close to $70 in October 2013. However, the company’s stock price has been downhill since then and it stands close to $25 at

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Human-Centric Lighting Illuminates the Possibilities for Wellbeing by Mark Halper

Scientists have come to a firmer understanding of how the spectral content and intensity of light can alter biological processes. Many studies have shown a connection, for instance, between blue-rich white light and the suppression of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin,

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