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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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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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