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Nichia Announces to Expand LED Capacity

The leading Japanese LED producer, Nichia Corporation released the news that the company decided to expand LED production capacity by building a new plant in response to the increasing demands of lighting and backlight LEDs as well as the applications

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Current by GE Partners with Nokia to Unleash Smart City Technology Across Canada

The two companies have announced a commercial partnership that will help Canadian cities improve operational infrastructure and expand new services to citizens. Under the terms of the agreement, Nokia will gain access to Current by GE’s CityIQ* platform technology across

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Advance Alumni Invitational

Most of us do not work for Advance any more but we will always share the camaraderie and friendships of the years when we did. To stay in touch and enjoy some special moments, we made it to last week’s

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Traditional Lighting Rebates Disappearing

Traditional lighting technologies like pulse start metal halide, T5HO and induction used to receive hefty rebates. At the time, these solutions offered significant energy savings to customers and their rebates could range from $30 to $150 per fixture. Rebate programs

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EW’s Top 10 Product Picks for July, 2018

Congratulations to the product managers and marketing teams from CBS ArcSafe, Klein Tools, Lighting Science, Litetronics, Lumastream, LumenFocus, MaxLite, Stahlin Enclosures, WAC Lighting and Wiegmann/Hubbell for having their products selected for this month EW’s Top 10 Product Picks. If you

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Current LiDAR Applications Trends in the Automotive Market

LiDAR sensor (Light Detection And Ranging) detects surrounding objects and captures their distance to the sensor by emitting a very short light pulse and measuring the time that the light travels from the sensor to the object and back. LiDAR

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$65M Boost Takes ‘Lighting-as-a-Service’ Mainstream

The money will allow Irish LED lighting specialist UrbanVolt to bring its lighting-as-a-service model to the UK and the US. The firm – which already supplies major multinationals such as Pfizer – upgrades commercial buildings to LED lighting for no

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Halliburton Opts To Rent Its Lighting

The concept of ‘lighting as a service’ received another major vote of confidence today with the announcement that oil and gas services giant Halliburton is to use the model to upgrade six sites in the UK. In effect, the company

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Smart Lighting Yields Significant Benefits Beyond Energy Savings

Bluetooth® device networks can enable the automatic, centralized control of a building’s essential systems, including HVAC, security, and lighting to harness energy savings, lower operating costs, and improve the life of a building’s core systems. Right now, smart lighting is

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Siemens Partners with Alibaba to Power Industrial IoT in China

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Monday to partner to foster the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in China. The two companies will leverage each other’s technology and industry

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BMW Hopes for Smaller Li-Fi Gear on Factory Floor

It has become clearer why BMW used infrared light rather than visible: Infrared is faster, according to the group that led the project. Li-Fi can use the visible light emitted by LED luminaires, or, as at the Munich BMW plant,

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Solar in Professional Sports Growing Swiftly

More than 46 megawatts of solar capacity — enough to power 8,000 homes — has been installed at professional sports facilities in the United States, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Nearly one-half of that total has been installed

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The Impacts of Trump’s $200 Billion China Tariff List on the LED Industry

On July 10th , the Trump administration announced plans to propose additional tariffs on US$200 Billion worth of Chinese goods and released the tariff list. LEDinside analyzed the list right after the announcement and anticipated that the new tariff list

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Top Ten in Chinese LED Package Market in 2017

According to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of the market research firm TrendForce, 2018 Chinese LED Chip and Package Industry Market Report, Chinese LED package market scale is USD 10 billion in 2017, representing an increase of 12%

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LEDvance Rolls Out Voice-Controlled Filament Bulbs in Europe

LEDvance, which is believed to be the only provider of voice-dimmable filament LED lamps that work with Apple gear, is now launching the concept in Europe, after having first rolled it out in North America early this year. Germany-based LEDvance

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Witchita Falls, TX to Finish Streetlight Upgrade

The city of Witchita Falls, Texas plans to complete its switch to LED street lights that it started about 10 years ago, according to an article in the Times Record News. And the Witchita Falls city council approved the $2.8

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Iran and China Build Joint LED Lamps Plant

With the cooperation of with Chinese investors, Iran plans to build a LED lamps plant in Ardabil Province in Iran. The new plant will provide employment opportunities for local people and it is expected to produce nearly 12,500 LED lamps

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Nichia Ready to Mass Produce Mini LED and Preparing Micro LED for 2022

LED makers have been announcing their progress of Mini LED before reaching the final goal, Micro LED. Nichia, the Japanese LED giant, reported that it has completed the development process of Mini LED and is ready to mass produce related

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Intelligent Automotive Lighting Market Gets Boost as Joint Venture Begins Operations

Osram reported, that the OSRAM Continental GmbH joint venture, set up by the two technology companies Continental AG and Osram, is up and running. This official start of the business as planned for the second half of 2018, follows the

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Samsung Smart Lighting: Inserting New-Age Efficiency into the World of Smart Luminaires

Samsung smart lighting enables consumers, retailers and utility management teams to help create the desired ambiance in adapting to a user’s mood – almost instantly, while maximizing energy efficiency. It includes automated controls to simplify the environmental settings for places

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