Empire State Building Gets a New Look

The Empire State Building has unveiled the first phase of a decade-long makeover: a new entrance to the skyscraper’s storied Observatory. Lighting the renovated entrance is a new lighting and control system by The Lighting Practice (TLP), which will extend

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ASHRAE Launches Online Standards Review Database

ASHRAE has launched an updated and improved online standards review database that allows members and non-members access to public review drafts for standards, guidelines, and addenda and to submit comments. The new system offers a single sign in feature, keeping

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How Do Smart Lighting Systems Work for the Home?

Any smart lighting system for the home should provide certain basics. • The system should be capable of connecting to existing lighting. • Control of the lighting system via a smartphone app should be intuitive for the user. • It

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Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 Product Picks for September 2018

Congratulations to the product managers and marketing teams from Fulham, Hellermann Tyton, HyLite LED, ILSCO, Legrand/Pass & Seymour, LEDVANCE, Maxlite, Power Assemblies LLC and TE Connectivity for having their new products selected for Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 New Product Picks

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2018 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting Presentations

The 2018 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting for Appliances, Electronics, HVAC, Lighting, Smart Thermostats and Water Heaters was held Wednesday, September 5 – Friday, September 7, 2018, at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ. The 2018 ESPPM Agenda (PDF,

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DLC Surveillance Testing Program

The DLC Surveillance Testing Program monitors the validity of data submitted to the Solid-State Lighting QPL pre- and post-qualification. This performance verification system was created to protect the integrity and value of the QPL for all stakeholders. An updated version

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Cannabis Pharm Orders Heliospectra LED Grow Lights and HelioCORE Light Control Software

Heliospectra AB, a Swedish-based producer of intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments is setting  up a new high-tech production facility in Randers, Denmark. Heliospectra says that the ELIXIA LED grow light creates clear business benefits for cultivation teams

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Webinar: Smart Buildings: Shedding Light on Creating an Intelligent Environment – 9/26

Join Current by GE as we walk through several real case studies of customers who gained valuable insights from intelligent lighting solutions. Our experts will show just how LEDs can help collect data and analytics and then transform it into

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Where Are the Best Areas for Lighting Rebates?

Customers with multiple locations, nationwide distributors and contractors all want to focus on those regions with the highest rebates. Unfortunately, it’s not an easy question to answer because rebates can vary so much. While there’s no clear-cut answer, BriteSwitch can

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Helsinki Rolls Out Color-Tuning Street Lights

Forty five luminaires – whose color temperature changes from a cool 5000K to warm 3000K – were switched on along a 2 kilometre section of road in the suburb of Kruunuvurenranta this week. If the planned next wave of 1,000

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An Evening Cruise to See the NYC Skyline: Lighting the Urban Landscape in the Era of LEDs

Join the DLFNY for our autumn kickoff event on September 25 , 2018, a twilight cruise around lower Manhattan featuring past and present lighting projects that have molded the way we design and experience the New York skyline. We will

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IES LC Study Group Starts Next Week

Boost your work opportunities and stature in the lighting community by becoming lighting certified. Classes begin Sept. 11 and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays until November 1. This year’s test for lighting certification, given by the National Council on Qualifications for

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LED Lighting Has to Meet Consumer Needs, Says TLLIA Executive

It is already difficult to make a profit from the competitive general LED lighting market where there is little room for hiking luminous efficiency and prices have dropped to rock-bottom levels. But innovative smart LED lighting that allows personalization and

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LED Business Not Very Profitable in Past Fiscal Year; IoT is the One Bright Spot

With the beginning of September comes the start of the new fiscal year for the LED business. Unfortunately, the report card for most LED makers and LED lighting makers has not been good. In recent years the LED lighting industry

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Driver Monitoring System Embeds Osram’s IR LED for Semi-Autonomous Driving

Osram Opto Semiconductors has provided its IR LED and LED components to Joyson Safety Systems, a U.S. based mobile safety system provider, on its steering wheel to develop a semi-autonomous system to the new Cadillac CT6. The steering wheel equipped

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IES Lighting Ready Reference App

The IES Ready Reference App, produced by the Illuminating Engineering Society is now available as a free download. The IES App is compatible with any Android or iOS smart phone or tablet. The App provides: • Core lighting knowledge, including

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LEDucation 2019 Issues Call for Speakers

LEDucation 2019 is accepting submissions for presentation proposals to be given during the 2019 conference taking place March 12–13, 2019, at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. All submissions must be received by November 12, 2018. https://ww4.aievolution.com/led1901/

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LED Lighting Used in Worldwide Vertical Farms to Boost Local Food Supply

By deploying LED lighting, agricultural activities can be carried out in places with difficult environment conditions for providing food locally and diminishing the food miles. Vertical farms have been established worldwide with the aim of producing food with more efficiency

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Scottish School Trials Li-Fi

The Kyle Academy secondary school in Ayr has become one of the first in the world to use visible light from LED luminaires as a medium to connect to the web. The pupils insert a special memory-stick sized dongle into

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Zhaga Spec Allows IoT Upgradability

The Zhaga Consortium, a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires, has published Edition 1 of a new specification that helps to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to outdoor LED lighting fixtures.

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