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10 Reasons the Future of Lighting Is DC Grids

There are a host of factors driving local – and regional – electricity distribution towards direct current, and with lighting installations going all LED, it’s time the lighting industry began supporting it. Here’s 10 reasons why it makes sense: 1)

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LEDVANCE Brings Together Strengths of West and East

LEDVANCE hosted a press conference on June 10th. The new CEO of LEDVANCE, Jacob C. Tarn Ph.D., with his management team revealed the company strategy “LEDVANCE 2.0”. Dr. Tarn described the three characteristics of the LED lighting market: 1. Irrationality

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Intel, AT&T & GE Partner for Smart City Project in Portland, OR

Street lights connected to the internet are monitoring the volume and speed of traffic in the center to Portland, Oregon. Over 200 traffic sensors are mounted inside the street lights at three dangerous and busy streets, hoping to ultimately reduce

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TALQ Consortium Smart City Protocol Version 2.0 Undergoing Formal Approval

The TALQ Consortium, which has created a global interface standard and certification scheme for managing smart city applications such as outdoor lighting networks, completed its upgrade to Version 2.0. The consortium based the new version on an easy to integrate

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Micro LED & Mini LED Market Expects Explosive Business Opportunities

Micro LED displays and Mini LED backlight technology have been the focus of spotlight in this year’s exhibitions of consumer electronics and display technology. Major manufacturers including Samsung, Sony, and AUO have showcased related conceptual products. It is also said

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GE Dropped from Dow Jones Industrial Average, Replaced by Walgreens

General Electric Co., an original member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, is being removed from the renowned stock index to be replaced by Walgreens. New CEO John Flannery, who took over in mid-2017, vowed in November to jettison $20

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Hospital Lighting Market to Double by 2026 to $10.4B

According to the publisher, the Hospital Lights Market is accounted for $5.10 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $10.42 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2017 to 2026. Growing government initiatives for energy efficiency

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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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