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Cree, Inc. to Announce Q3 2018 Quarterly Earnings Webcast

April 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT Live over the Internet – Simply log in at http://investor.cree.com/financial-events-presentationsv

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LED Rebate Amounts Start to Level Out

Historically, rebates for LED lighting have decreased 10 – 20% every year. This year, the rebate amounts have started to level out; the average prescriptive rebate for LED only went down 1% across all product lines. That being said, some

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Lighting Controls Association’s 2018 LIGHTFAIR Product Guide

The Lighting Controls Association offers an advance look at a selection of new products that will be displayed by members at LIGHTFAIR International May 6-10, 2018 in Chicago. While some can be seen here, many more await at member booths,

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LRC Professor, Working with UL, to Develop Circadian Lighting Recommended Practice

Mark S. Rea, Professor of Architecture and Cognitive Sciences at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has agreed to chair a task group with Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) working to develop a recommended practice for the specification,

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Lutron Electronics Acquires Ketra, Maker of Smart Lighting and Controls

Lutron Electronics, the leader in smart lighting controls and automated shading solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Ketra, whose Natural Light solutions provide the highest-quality light — light that seamlessly emulates daylight in interior spaces. Founded in 2009 in

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EW’s Top 10 LED Picks for April, 2018

Congratulations to the product managers and marketing teams from Acclaim Lighting, Amerlux, Bartco, Earthtronics, EPCO, Lightline, Milwaukee Tool, Shat-R-Shield, Thorn Lighting and Topaz for having their products selected for Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 LED Picks this month. Have a product

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5 Tips for Choosing a Smart Lighting IoT Platform

Smart lighting is playing a pivotal role in unlocking the power of the IoT and smart building applications beyond lighting. An intelligent, sensor-laden lighting system can form the central nervous system of a building, enabling smart lighting and other current

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Lighting Update May Eliminate Popular Lamps

The lighting energy efficiency standard that takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020, will eliminate most of the existing incandescent and halogen light bulbs in the U.S. from the market. The standard is part of the Energy Independence and Security Act

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Special Tax Deductions Extended to Cover 2017 Tax Year

Recent legislative activity around the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 has resulted in (once again) extending the commercial energy efficiency tax deduction for another year, through the 2017 tax year. Even if your business has to file an extension, it

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Park’s Lighting Responds to Noise to Beat Vandals

The lighting in a public park in Austria has been fitted with acoustic sensors to respond to noise. The innovative installation at the People’s Garden in Graz is designed to respond to anti-social behavior at night and increase feelings of

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State of Tennessee Partnering with Osram on Upgrading Lighting of Government Buildings

In a series of projects in the state of Tennessee, German firm, Osram’ is supplying new energy-efficient lighting systems for government buildings throughout the state and Sylvania Lighting Solutions is helping to install the lighting upgrades. These buildings that will

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Price Fear as Trump Hits Chinese LEDs

Light emitting diodes, filament lamps and arc lamps as well as aluminum and solid-state electronic parts are all included on a proposed list of 1,200 products issued by the Office of the United States Trade Representative. The stand-out item from

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Retrolux and Greenlight IoT Partner

According to Retrolux, the new alliance with the help of its software will enable lighting retrofit companies, energy service companies (ESCOs), and contractors to fully prepare, accurately quote and streamline the commissioning of smart lighting systems. The company contends that

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Death of Tungsten: Another Top Museum Goes All-LED

Located inside the Louvre’s Palace, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is the sixth most visited museum in France and one of the most important in the world. Founded in the nineteenth century, it houses thousands of collectors’ objects and artworks,

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LEDs Light More Baseball Venues for 2018 MLB Season

Musco Lighting has announced a number of new LED sports-field lighting projects in time for what was the earliest full-league start ever on Mar. 29 to a Major League Baseball (MLB) season. MLB ballparks in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Kansas City

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Trump’s Tariff Would Have Limited Impact on LED Companies in China and Taiwan

The Trump administration on April 4, 2018 published a list of 1300 Chinese exports and proposed to apply a 25% tariff on these products. However, the proposal would have limited impact on LED companies in China and Taiwan, according to

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MLS Becomes Sole Owner of LEDVANCE

LEDVANCE GmbH is now 100 percent owned by the leading Chinese LED lighting company MLS. MLS has taken over the full ownership of LEDVANCE by means of a share deal with the strategic investor IDG Capital and the financial investor

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Tariff List: 85414020 ……….. Light-Emitting Diodes

We have quickly scanned the list of 1200 products that are on the proposed tariff list from China and LEDs are included. You can view the entire list: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4430282/Office-of-the-United-States-Trade-Representative.pdf There are many components that will affect our industry on the

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University Hospital in Poitiers, France Uses Human-Centric Lighting

The newly-installed lighting installation at the university hospital in Poitiers, France supports the health and well being of cancer patients at the hospital in a special room that employs human-centric lighting. The special room uses tunable white LED technology and

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Growing Up in Colorado

Colorado was the first state to do so. In the years since, Alaska, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, D.C., have followed suit. Vermont recently legalized marijuana sales through legislative action. Massachusetts will join those states in July. Maine has proposed

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The Human-Centric Lighting Debate by Tom Zind

No matter which side of the blue light fence you sit on, this new frontier has some designers taking a more enlightened approach to illumination. Blue light, whether delivered naturally via the sun or artificially via luminaires, has been the

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The Changing Rules of the Lighting Game by Jim Lucy

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Long Tail Markets by Ted Konnerth

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Ground Planes for LED Drivers — Part 3 of 3 by Philip Keebler

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Ground Planes for LED Drivers — Part 2 of 3 by Philip Keebler

How grounding and bonding connections in facility power systems affect LED driver ground stability. In Part 2, we take a look at how facility power systems should provide a consistent, reliable, and conductor-dependent grounding and bonding system from the electric

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