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General Lighting Maker LEDVANCE Plans Drastic Cuts

LEDVANCE GmbH of Germany is continuing the process of moving the company away from the production of conventional lighting sources to LEDs. The company contends that LED solutions are being adopted at a much faster rate than expected. For this

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Sharpening LED Lighting’s Cutting Edge with Focused R&D

In the recently published DOE SSL R&D Plan, we chart LED efficacy projections for both phosphor-converted LEDs (pc-LEDs) and color-mixed LEDs, and researchers believe 250 lm/W is achievable with pc-LEDs and 350 lm/W is achievable with the color-mixed approach. Although

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2017 SSL Technology R&D Workshop Presentations Posted

…held November 8 in Portland, OR. A diverse group of attendees and speakers examined the latest technology advances and research questions, and provided updates on various early-stage research efforts that will serve as a foundation for future SSL technological developments.

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Boston-Based Current Is Now on GE’s Chopping Block

The first General Electric Co. division to set up a presence in Boston is now on the list of businesses that CEO John Flannery wants to sell. During his first presentation to GE shareholders on Monday, Flannery laid out his

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Belmont, Arizona Is a Smart City Funded by Bill Gates

One of the many investment companies owned by Microsoft founder Bill Gates has purchased a whopping 25,000 acres of land in Arizona. Located roughly 45 minutes outside of Phoenix, the land will be turned into a smart city named Belmont.

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Global Quantum Dot Market Is Expected to Reach $4.6 Billion by 2021

According to Acute Market Report, global quantum dot market is expected to reach $4.6 billion by 2021. Worldwide quantum dot markets are poised to achieve significant growth as next generation systems provide a way to improve traditional displays with vibrant

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GE to Focus on Three Key Units, Exit Most Other Operations

General Electric Co’s Chief Executive John Flannery plans to disclose a road map for the company on Monday that will focus on three of its biggest business lines – aviation, power and healthcare, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a

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DOE Publishes Report on Connected Lighting System Interoperability

The main goal of the series is to discern and document the current state of CLS interoperability at this early stage, with its landscape of multiple vendors, technologies, and business models. At present, interoperability between connected lighting systems offered by

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Samsung Unveils Cob LED Packages Optimized For Commercial Lighting

Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” The packages are engineered to bring out the most desirable color tones of objects whose viewing is particularly color-sensitive, making them optimal for

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IES Research Symposium 2018 Call for Posters

How does light during the day and night affect our circadian, biological, and behavioral responses? At the 2018 IES Research Symposium, Light + Human Health (Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown – Atlanta, Georgia – April 8-10, 2018), we will hear the

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Rexel Energy Solutions Focuses on Utility Rebate Support for ESCO Clients

Rexel Energy Solutions (RES) continues to expand their capabilities around utility rebate support for its ESCO partners, supported by a team of rebate specialists and an online database tool. The online database tool empowers ESCO customers to easily find utility

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DOE to Announce FY 2018 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science plans to announce a funding opportunity for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Under this grant opportunity, DOE will seek applications for funding directed

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Controls Specialist Introduces IoT Node for Any Luminaire

Commercial lighting users have gained yet another means for collecting valuable data from luminaires and for controlling lighting scenes, as Dutch controls specialist Nedap introduced a small node that adds Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities to fixtures. The electronic device

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Flagship Office with IoT Lighting Opens in Italy

The headquarters of the Agnelli Foundation – funded by the family who owns Fiat – features personalized heating, cooling and lighting for each employee as they move around the building. The key answer to that question lies in human interaction.

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Osram, Continental Plan Automotive Lighting JV

Technology companies Osram and Continental today announced their intention to establish a joint venture. The idea is to combine innovative lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and market intelligent lighting solutions for the automotive industry. The global

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Eaton Launches Website Dedicated to Connected Lighting and IoT

Eaton has launched a new website dedicated to furthering the capabilities of connected lighting and the Internet of Things, or IoT. The website offers insight into Eaton’s portfolio of connected lighting solutions that leverages the real-estate of the physical light

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World’s First Li-Fi Classroom Opens in Germany

Pupils in the space – at the Hegel-Gymnasium in Stuttgart – uses modulated light from the LED luminaires to receive data to their devices, an emerging technology known as Li-Fi. Wi-Fi, by contrast, delivers data via radio waves. A special

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Osram Will Relight St. Peter’s Basilica with LEDs

Luminaires will replace halogen, accentuating the art and architecture, and saving energy. Osram has won a notable piece of repeat business, as the Vatican agreed to replenish the lighting inside St. Peter’s Basilica with LED luminaires and spots, three years

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PureLiFi Reveals New Product Ready to Immerse the World in Real Li-Fi

PureLiFi, a LiFi technology company spun off from the University of Edinburgh, revealed their latest product the LiFi-XC in London, considered a revolutionary step forward to the future of wireless communications via light. The LiFi-XC is three times smaller than

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Armstrong Ceiling Solutions Introduces Axiom Indirect Field Light Coves for its Suspended Ceilings

Armstrong® Ceiling Solutions of Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA has launched the Axiom® Indirect Field Light Coves. These pre-engineered, extruded aluminum light coves integrate with a vertical drywall upturn. According to Armstrong, the Axiom provides consistent, reliable lighting performance, and integrates perfectly

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