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DLC Delays Technical Requirements 4.4

Due to unforeseen delays in development, the effective date for Technical Requirements V4.4 will be postponed until the end of the month. The postponed effective date affects DLC requirements for horticultural lighting products, DC/PoE products, and field-adjustable light output products.

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Mini LED Applications to be Launched in 2019 and Micro LED Displays in 2021

Mini LED is one of the key technologies for 2019 and will be making its way into the displays of consumer electronics. On the other hand, Micro LED technology, which has been on the spotlight in the recent years, is

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Everlight Wins Patent Lawsuit Against Nichia In China

China’s intellectual property authorities has dismissed Nichia’s claim that Everlight Electronics’ China patent concerning flip-chip LED packaging technology, CN 101 400 197, is invalid, which is tantamount to upholding its validity in China, according to industry sources. Everlight indicated that

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Alabama Power Grows Crops in a Shipping Container with LED Lighting

Alabama Power has established an innovation project to grow food in a shipping container retrofitted with LED lighting provided by Freight Farm. The aim of the project is to find out if the cost of using electricity to power indoor

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DLC Introduces Performance Guidelines for Grow Lights

These guidelines set an efficiency baseline at the level of 12 percent more efficient than second most efficient type of grow lights on the market, high-pressure sodium. So, any grow lights that meet their standard of efficiency in terms of

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Halogen Lighting Heads into the Sunset While LEDs Are on the Rise

From Sept. 1 this year, almost all halogen lighting will be phased out in Europe to make way for more efficient and cost-effective solutions. This is the last of a number of European Union (EU) Eco-Design measures, which were first

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DOE Webinar on November 8: Sky Glow Comparison Tool

The increasing presence of sky glow—a reduction of night-sky visibility from greater levels of scattered light—has been a topic of growing concern among the lighting community for some time. But, short of following general design guidance, there are few simple

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Eaton Announces 42nd Annual SOURCE Competition

Power management company Eaton of Peachtree, City, Georgia USA, called for entries for the company’s 42nd Annual SOURCE Awards, Eaton’s lighting design competition devoted to fostering the next generation of lighting professionals and developing new industry talent. The company wants

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IES Technical Memorandum on the Use of Solid State Lighting in Sports Lighting Applications

This IES document is intended to be a supplement to the IES RP-6-15: Recommended Practice for Sports and Recreational Area Lighting. RP-6-15 covers design and application information critical to sports lighting that is not contained in this document. This document

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Signify Releases Interact Pro for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Signify (formerly known as Philips Lighting), announced Interact Pro, the latest addition to its Interact IoT-ready portfolio. The company says that the Interact Pro is the first multitasking, smart lighting system, and software developed for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Osram Opto Joins the ISELED Alliance Expanding the Ecosystem for In-Cabin Auto Lighting

The ISELED has defined RGB LED modules with an integrated controller that can deliver new SSL capabilities in an automotive cabin, including dynamic cabin lighting, roof lighting, functional lighting (for reading, etc.), display backlighting, and more. The fundamental building block

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Rebates for LEDs Are Available Across the Country

Depending on your location, you may be eligible for a sizeable rebate when installing LED solutions in your existing facility or new construction project. Rebate programs often have requirements products must meet in order to qualify. They may require a

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Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 LED Picks for October 2018

Congratulations to the product managers and marketing teams from Acclaim Lighting, Bartco Lighting, ESL Vision, Fulham, HyLite, JLC Tech, Keystone Technologies, MaxLite, Nora Lighting and WAC Lighting for having their new products selected for Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 New LED

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Walmart to Save Energy and Achieve Sustainable Goals with GE Lighting

According to GE Lighting, by switching customers from traditional to LED bulbs over the past two years, shoppers will save more than US$2 billion collectively over the life of the LED bulbs. As part of an ongoing commitment to energy

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Acuity Sells Spanish Company Carandini

Acuity Brands has quietly unloaded its $23 million Spanish lighting company Carandini, as it tries to stay steady in what CEO Vernon Nagel described this week as a “challenging lighting market.” The sale came to light when the buyer, Spain’s

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President Trump Speaks About Administrative Agenda, Jobs, Economy at NECA 2018

For the first time in its history, the NECA Show hosted a sitting president. On Tuesday, Oct. 2, U.S. President Donald Trump addressed the closing general session at NECA 2018 in Philadelphia. In his speech, Trump spoke about his administration’s

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Eaton Launches LumenSafe Video Monitoring

Power management company Eaton of Peachtree City, Georgia USA, launched the LumenSafe™ Integrated Network Security Camera system. The system enables cities, municipalities, public facilities, and businesses to integrate connected video technology onto Eaton’s LED-based outdoor lighting fixtures. The camera produces

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NEMA Welcomes U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement Announcement

The agreement, entitled the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), contains a series of commitments of material importance to U.S. electroindustry manufacturers, including in the areas of market access, standards and conformity assessment, and regulatory cooperation. It is expected NAFTA will remain

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DLC 4.4 Goes Into Effect on 18 OCT

The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) is pleased to release the final version of SSL Technical Requirements Version 4.4. This Technical Requirements update consists of new policies that will allow high performance, energy efficient horticultural lighting products, DC and PoE products, and

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Lighting Science Introduces Air Sanitizing Luminaire

Lighting Science of West Warwick, RI, launched a new LED luminaire that is said to reduce the airborne pathogens responsible for numerous illnesses. According to Lighting Science, the easy-to-install Cleanse ™ is an air-sanitizing luminaire that decreases the levels of

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