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NEMA Second Quarter Consumer Lamp Indexes Show a Y-O-Y Increase in LED A-Line Shipments

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) released its 2017 second quarter Lamp Indexes. The NEMA Lamp Indexes are composite measures of member companies’ U.S. shipments of a variety of lamp types. The report is designed to track underlying demand for

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NEMA Linear Fluorescent Lamp Indexes Continue to Decline in Second Quarter 2017 while T-LED Market Penetration Increases

The linear florescent lamp index continues a downward trend, T5, T8, and T12 lamps all posted a quarter-over-quarter decrease for 2Q 2017 compared to 1Q 2017 of 9.3 percent, 10.5 percent, and 8.1 percent, respectively. The index for T8 lamps,

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NEMA HID Lamp Indexes Decline Second Quarter 2017

NEMA’s shipment index for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps post a decline in shipments in 2Q 2017 compared to 2Q 2016 with mercury vapor posting a 13.9 percent decline, metal halide a 23.9 percent decline, and sodium vapor a 9.3

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Adoption of the National Electrical Code®

The National Electrical Code® (NEC) is the preeminent electrical installation code in the U.S. However, the NEC takes on real significance when it is adopted into law by states and local jurisdictions. The timing for code adoption varies by locale

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Target Gives the Go-Ahead on IoT Lights at Half Its Stores

The world’s largest known deployment of lighting-based indoor positioning is finally going full speed ahead, as US retail giant Target plans to roll out a customer engagement system in nearly half of its 1800 stores by Christmas. Using Bluetooth chips

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Businesses Wasting $1.5 Trillion on Office Space Rent Costs

The report from Philips coincides with World Green Building Week, which promotes the goal of making all buildings “net zero” by 2050, meaning they use energy from renewable sources while producing net zero carbon emissions annually. Philips is calling for

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Laser Li-Fi is Ten-Times Faster than LED Li-Fi

Li-Fi technology that uses LED lighting instead of radio waves (Wi-Fi) to transmit data, will now use laser-based lighting, that will transmit data rate ten times faster. Laser-based Li-Fi will have better light output than LED. The project is being

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Leviton to Talk About Smart Lighting across Middle East

Leviton announced that the company will be running a series of seminars on various aspects of networking and lighting solutions across several countries in Middle East. The first of the series of seminars was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on

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Siemens Exits Lighting with $1.4 Billion Sale

Perhaps in a sign of continued consolidation, Siemens has also withdrawn from businesses making phones, hearing aids and ovens. The Munich-based company completed the sale of its remaining stake in light manufacturer Osram Licht AG, raising about 1.2 billion euros

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Philips Lighting and Amazon Team-up to Upgrade the Smart Home

Philips Lighting has expanded its collaboration with Amazon to create an easy way to start with a voice-controlled smart home. While supplies last, customers who purchase an Echo Plus will receive a Philips Hue white connected light bulb, which can

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Smart Lighting Market Value to Double by 2020

The global smart lighting and connected lighting controls market was valued at US$ 6 billion in 2015, which is estimated to more than double in value by 2020, according to IHS Markit report. The residential smart lighting market was worth

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DOE Publishes Snapshot on LED Outdoor Area Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a new Snapshot report on LED outdoor area lighting. Based on DOE’s LED Lighting Facts® database, the report focuses on outdoor area/roadway luminaires (including street lighting and wall packs), parking garage luminaires, and

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New DOE GATEWAY Report on Tunable Lighting in Three Texas Classrooms

The U.S. Department of Energy’s GATEWAY program has released a new report on a trial installation of tunable-white LED lighting systems in three classrooms in Carrollton, TX, which provides valuable insights into the use of this technology in a real-world

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Meet The 10 Disruptors Transforming Lighting

Here they are…the key individuals driving the industry into a brave new world of digital, connected lighting. These visionary men and women are bringing rapid and radical change to a sector that’s more used to long product cycles and traditional

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Massachusetts Still Tops State Energy Efficiency Ranking

The 11th annual report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) shows which states are doing the best on energy efficiency — a critical tool for withstanding and recovering from storms and economic shocks. Massachusetts broke its 2016

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$4 Billon LED Lighting Module Market to Grow More Than Triple by 2022

The LED lighting module industry is showing the emergence of innovative functions and the introduction of new market segments including automotive, smart lighting and horticultural markets. In this context, Yole Développement (Yole) estimates the market and presents its vision of

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Circadian Stimulus Calculator

Biological rhythms that repeat approximately every 24 hours are called circadian rhythms. Light is the main stimulus that helps the circadian clock. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) has released a new version of its CS calculator with more robust and

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Everlight Introduces Infrared LED for Iris Recognition

Taiwan-based LED producer Everlight Electronics Co., LTD. launched the NIR-C19M series with a wavelength of 810nm. According to the company, the NIR-C19M produces the clearest contrast effect for reading the pattern of the iris. The company says that with the

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Cree Names Gregg Lowe CEO to Replace Chuck Swoboda

Cree has announced that Gregg Lowe will take the position of president and CEO of the company effective September 27, ending the long-time reign of Chuck Swoboda who guided the company’s total focus on LED usage in general illumination applications.

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EW’s Top 10 LED Picks for August 2017

Congratulations to the product development teams from Nora Lighting, Sylvania Lighting, Forest Lighting, WAC Lighting, Shat-R-Shield, Elemental LED, Nora Lighting, Modern Forms, Acclaim Lighting and Legrand. If you have a new product that you would like considered for our monthly

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