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Cheryl English Assumes Presidency of the IES (2017-2018)

Effective July 1, 2017, Cheryl English succeeds Shirley Coyle. Cheryl English has been a member of the IES for 35 years. She has worked for Acuity Brands in a number of positions including application design, testing, education and marketing, culminating

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MLS Continued to Lead the Pack of Chinese Lighting LED Packagers

In the China market, domestic manufacturers gradually became major suppliers of lighting LED sources. The table shown below discloses the top 10 Chinese companies with the biggest revenue market share. MLS’s production bases in Xiaolan, Zhongshan and Ji’an, Jiangxi have

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How is DLC 4.2 Affecting Rebates?

Earlier this year, Design Lights Consortium (or “DLC”) implemented a new version of their LED specifications. They were meant to further advance LED technology in the marketplace and, for most LED products, it required improved efficacy (increased lumens per watt).

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Eleven New SBIR-STTR Grants Awarded for SSL Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded 10 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants and one Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant for projects targeting critical advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The 11 FY17 grants will

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Bluetooth’s Range Just Widened, and IoT Lighting Companies are Thrilled

After at least two years of internal wrangling and difficult technology choices, the Kirkland, WA-based Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) ratified a means to mesh together Bluetooth beacons, allowing them to hand off instructions to each other. The move effectively

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Continental, Osram Plan Vehicle Lighting Joint Venture

Osram wants to submit parts of its automotive lighting business to the joint venture while Continental will bring in electronic control systems, the weekly magazine said in an advance release to be published in its Friday edition. The joint venture

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Light by Induction: the Finally Light Bulb Review

The Finally light uses electromagnetism to induce an electric current within the bulb. • The Good: The Finally Light Bulb offers a familiar design and a quality of light that complements skin tones better than most LEDs. • The Bad:

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New Lighting for Wimbledon

Professional tennis evolves and so has the lighting and control system used for the game’s premier tournament. The lighting was last retrofitted on Centre Court at Wimbledon when a retractable roof was installed in 2009. A second serve at the

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Reminder: Webinar Series on DOE Sky Glow Investigation

DOE’s SSL Program is hosting two upcoming webinars to present and discuss the results of a recently released investigation of LED street lighting’s impact on sky glow. Both webinars will start at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Pacific Time)

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Current, Powered by GE Reaches Digital Lighting Milestones with 200 Million Square Feet of Wireless Controls

Over the past year, the company has expanded its development partner ecosystem to more than 100 companies, and its Daintree wireless control networks are now installed across locations spanning 200 million square feet of space in commercial buildings, retail stores

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Lumileds Is Now Officially an Independent Company

Lumileds announced that funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC and Royal Philips completed their previously disclosed transaction, resulting in Lumileds operating as an independent company. As announced in December 2016, Apollo and Philips agreed to a transaction where Philips

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LEDvance Sees Immense Potential in China & Asia-Pacific Lighting Markets

LEDvance, a global lighting provider based in Germany, is making all efforts to penetrate the China market with its digital and intelligent LED lighting products and lighting solutions. China the single biggest lighting market globally, and the entire Asia-Pacific region

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ABB Acquires Communications Network Business

ABB announced it has agreed to acquire the mission-critical communication business of the Keymile Group to strengthen its communication networks portfolio. The acquisition will bring with it key products, software and service solutions, as well as research and development expertise.

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The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) Has Published a Report

Entitled Assessment Of Solid-State Lighting, Phase Two. The DOE SSL Program features prominently in the new report, as the lead federal organization driving SSL advances. The new report focuses on three key areas: commercialization (noting the rapid uptake of SSL

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City of Chicago Contracts with Ameresco to Modernize and Connect Largest City

Working with Silver Spring Networks, Inc., a leading networking platform and solutions provider for the Internet of Important Things™, the project is believed to be the largest city-led wireless smart street light program in the U.S., and will connect more

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The 2017 Electrical Wholesaling Top 200

Electrical Wholesaling’s annual listing of the 200 largest distributors of electrical supplies is the most in-depth ranking of the largest players in the electrical market available anywhere. Along with the ranking of the Top 200 electrical distributors by 2016 sales

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New Standard Minimizes Cable Energy Loss for Power over Ethernet Lighting Systems

Today the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) released a new installation standard designed to ensure minimal energy loss for PoE lighting systems. ANSI Accredited Standards Committee on Lighting Systems published ANSI C137.3 American National Standard for Lighting Systems—Minimum Requirements for

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Linear Fluorescent Lamp Indexes Decrease in the First Quarter of 2017

The linear fluorescent lamp index continues a downward trend, T5, T8, and T12 lamps all posted a quarter-over-quarter decrease for 1Q 2017 compared to 4Q 2016 of 0.7 percent, 3.7 percent, and 12.4 percent, respectively. The index for T8 lamps

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HID Lamp Indexes Decline First Quarter 2017 in Year-Over-Year Comparison

NEMA’s shipment index for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps post a decline in shipments in 1Q 2017 compared to 1Q 2016 with sodium vapor posting a 22.4 percent decline, metal halide a 19.6 percent decline, and sodium vapor a 19.2

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2017 MDM Market Leaders | Top 25 Electrical Distributors

(This list does not include master distributors.) Here are the Top 10: 1. Sonepar North America 2. WESCO International 3. Graybar 4. Anixter International Inc. 5. Rexel Holdings USA/Revel Canada 6. Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) 7. Border States Electric 8.

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