Seoul Semiconductor in Unique Position on the Newly-Announced Tariffs on LEDs

The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced today that a 25% tariff is scheduled to be imposed on a wide range of products imported to the US from China, including LEDs. Some 80% of the LED industry relies

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Atlanta Fed Raises U.S. Second Quarter GDP View to 4.8 Percent

The Trump economy is not only growing, but accelerating according to the newest forecast from the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow model. The forecast sees consumer spending growth and private fixed investment growth increased from 3.4 percent and 4.6 percent, respectively,

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The 2018 Electrical Wholesaling Top 200

Find out who made #1. Along with the ranking of the Top 200 electrical distributors by 2017 sales revenues, Electrical Wholesaling’s editors provide in-depth analysis of which companies are growing fastest, are making the most acquisitions and investment in their

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Le Mans Drivers to Sample LED Eyewear for Alertness

There’s nothing like a world stage to promote an emerging technology. In international auto racing, the stage doesn’t get much bigger than Le Mans, the grueling 24-hour endurance contest and the latest sporting event where Osram will trial specially-adjusted LED

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The 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS)

RECS Produced by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), it was recently updated to include additional energy end uses to include lighting and other equipment commonly found in homes. Notably, EIA estimated that lighting consumes 10% of total electrical energy

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Retail Chain Claire’s Slashes Energy Bill by Controlling Smart Lights Over Standard Cable

Serving another reminder that IoT lighting does not have to entail cutting edge wireless systems or fancy new Ethernet cabling, fashion and accessories retail chain Claire’s has slashed energy consumption in a section of a warehouse by connecting new LED

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World Cup Game on Friday Is First to Be Lit with LED

Egypt will play Uruguay at the Ekateriburg Arena under a new LED lighting installation designed to facilitate 4K and UHDTV transmissions and flicker-free super slow-motion action replays. Supplier Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, promised the billions of television viewers worldwide that

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Wireless Technologies to Comprise 55% of Connectivity IC Shipments in 2018

Driven by the colossal Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity, wireless technologies – including wireless local area network (WLAN), Bluetooth, cellular and low-power wireless – will account for 55% of connectivity integrated circuit (IC) shipments in 2018, according to IHS Markit.

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EW’s Top 10 Product Picks for June 2018

Congratulations to the product managers and marketing teams from ABB, Burndy, EarthTronics, Emerson, Forest Lighting, Greenlee, LEX Products, Lutron, Universal Lighting and Wiremold/Legrand for having their new products selected in Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 Product Picks for this month. If

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Fusion Optix Acquires Asserts from Rambus Lighting Division

Fusion Optix, an American based manufacturer of LED components reported the news of the company acquiring precision production equipment related to light guides and optical firms, quality control testing equipment and other asserts from the former Lighting Division of Rambus.

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Get A Grip On Lighting Podcast: The Matrix, Explained

Michael Colligan and Greg Ehrich have been getting some emails asking for more information on what the “Get A Grip on Lighting” podcast refers to as “The Matrix.” In simplest terms, “The Matrix” is connected lighting that can one day

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2018 Light the Moment with ENERGY STAR Promotion Materials Available

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is pleased to share plans and materials for our October 2018 Light the Moment with ENERGY STAR promotion featuring the benefits of choosing LED bulbs with the ENERGY STAR label. This year we are excited

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World’s Biggest LED Horticultural Project Doubles in Size

The massive 28-hectare greenhouse – 350 km south west of Moscow, Russia – currently uses over 120,000 luminaires to boost the growth of tomatoes and cucumbers. The LED lighting has been so successful in enabling year-round growing, improving supply and

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Lighting Intervention Improves Sleep and Mood for Alzheimer’s Patients

A tailored lighting intervention in nursing homes can positively impact sleep, mood and behavior for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to preliminary findings from a new study. People with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias may experience sleep problems, wandering, and

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Now LEDvance Joins Price Rise Wave

LEDvance has become the latest company in North America to announce a price increase. Its traditional non-LED lighting equipment will now be subject to a six to eight per cent hike. The LED products will not be subject to a

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8’ DLC Tube Category Brings New Rebate Options

While 4’ fixtures represent a large portion of the commercial market, many people don’t realize there are many 8′ fixtures out there. In industrial, education and retail applications, 8’ fixtures are fairly common with some of them still being T12.

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Current, powered by GE and Jones Food Company Partner to Launch Europe’s Largest Indoor Farm

The intensive plant nursery, located in North Lincolnshire, England, will be the largest indoor farm in Europe, producing up to 420 tonnes of leafy greens per year across a growing area of 5120m2, arranged in racks rising to the height

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LED Lights to Grow Salad for Astronauts

LED GROW lights are set to be used to grow tomatoes and fresh salad leaves to feed astronauts on board the International Space Station, Nasa has revealed. The team are adjusting the lighting conditions to optimize plant growth in various

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Apple’s Next iPhones Might All Use OLED Screens

Apple could be giving the OLED market a boost, as word is circulating that the company will use the technology for displays in all its new iPhone models in 2019, a big step up from the current one model. The

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Current, GE Sale is on Track

The Edison Report website has posted a copy of a memo from Kevin Hefferman, Current General Manager, US & Canada that there are 5 key bidders, one of which is ABB. The company has solicited and received first-round bids for

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