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DOE LED Lighting Facts Program Concludes

The LED Lighting Facts® program has played a pivotal role in the early adoption of Solid-State Lighting (SSL) technology and products. After nearly a decade, the program has achieved its original objectives with significant success, and is scheduled to end.

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Lowe’s and GE Lighting Expand Partnership to Differentiate Light Bulb Offering

To help customers easily find the right light bulb for their home while also saving energy and money. As a part of this expanded partnership, Lowe’s will become the only nationwide home center to offer industry-leading GE light bulbs. Additionally,

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LG Acquires Global Premium Automotive Lighting Company ZKW Group

The Board of Directors of LG Electronics approved the acquisition of leading automotive lighting and headlight systems provider ZKW Group, Wieselburg, Austria, capping a deal worth more than EUR 1.1 billion, LG’s largest acquisition to date. Under the terms of

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Sales and Earnings Decline at Philips

Philips Lighting reported a 16.5% drop in adjusted first quarter earnings and 67% plunge in net income on an 11.2% sales decline, delivering the industry’s second reminder this week that lighting’s biggest ever transformation ever is no free ride. No

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Global LED Indoor Commercial Lighting Market Will Reach USD 15.87 Billion in 2018

According to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of the market research firm TrendForce, 2018 Commercial Lighting, Smart Lighting and Panel Light Market Report, the global LED indoor commercial lighting market will reach USD 15.87 billion in 2018, accounting

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Energy Department Announces Up to $15 Million for Early-Stage Solid-State Lighting Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $15 million to conduct early-stage, innovative research to drive further breakthroughs in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. This funding will accelerate the development of high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light-emitting diode

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Nichia Expands Its Direct Mountable Chip Series with the Introduction of Single Colors

Nichia Corporation to introduce discrete color options in its Direct Mountable Chip series, a similar technology to the industry’s Chip Scale Package (CSP). Nichia’s Direct Mountable Chip color lineup, consisting of Royal Blue, Green, Amber and Red, along with its

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2018 IES Progress Report Open for Submissions

The Illuminating Engineering Society has announced its 2018 Progress Report is now open to submissions. IES is looking for significant new advancements in lighting products, research, publications, and design tools from the past year. https://progress.ies.org/

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Osram Cuts Earnings and Sales Forecast

The elephant came to the front of the IoT lighting room, as Osram warned that fiscal year 2018 revenue will grow only about half as much as previously forecast, hitting earnings and forcing layoffs that the company hopes to eventually

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LEDs Astonishing for Winter Tomatoes, Says Top Supplier

Flavourfresh, which produces nearly three million kilograms of tomatoes a year for the likes of Asda and Marks & Spencer, introduced LED lights two years ago at its greenhouses in Southport, to keep production going during the winter months. Production

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LEDinside UV LED Market Value in 2022 will Increase to $1.224 Billion

According to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of the market research firm TrendForce, 2018 UV LED Application Market- Curing, Medical and Sterilization, the projected UV LED market value was reach to USD 223 million in 2017 and will

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Tridonic and Universal Lighting Technologies Support IoT Functionality in Luminaires

It was at LFI 2017 when a group of companies announced the formation of the IoT-Ready Alliance led primarily by Enlighted and Tridonic. Integration of features that support sensor-enabled connected lighting are a backbone for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Philips Lighting Closing Fall River Manufacturing Facility

Employees in the manufacturing end of the Philips Lighting in the Industrial Park, known in 1982 as Lightolier Lighting, were given notice on Friday that production will end at the facility beginning the third quarter of this year. The closure

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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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Long Tail Markets by Ted Konnerth

The bulk of the sales in the lighting industry appears to have shifted from handful of dominant players to a constantly growing number of smaller players emboldened by the lower barriers to entry offered by LED technology and new online

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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

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For Rent: Lighting as a Service by Chuck Ross

A combination of rapidly advancing technology and a change in U.S. accounting standards is encouraging a new business model for financing lighting and other energy-system upgrades. It’s not often that electrical contractors pay much attention to accounting practices beyond their

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Smart Lighting: The Future of Light Beyond Illumination

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