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DOE’s SSL Technology R&D Workshop November 8, 2017 | Portland, Oregon

The rapid rise of LED lighting makes it easy to forget that today’s lighting revolution is just getting started. As industry innovators continue to explore the untapped potential of LED lighting, new opportunities to manipulate and control the spectrum, intensity,

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ABB to Acquire GE Industrial Solutions for $2.6 Billion

The release said, “GE Industrial Solutions is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and has about 13,500 employees around the world. In 2016, GE Industrial Solutions had revenues of approximately $2.7 billion. … As part of the transaction and overall value creation,

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Apple’s iPhone X: New Smartphone Pushes Boundaries of Camera and Sensor Technology

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Apple unveiled its new flagship model for the iPhone called the iPhone X on Sept. 12 in its new Cupertino headquarters Here’s a quick rundown on the game-changing innovations: https://biztechmagazine.com/ 1)

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SSL Manufacturing Is Traveling Back to the US by Matt John

Is lighting manufacturing moving away from its traditional base in China? This question has been a hot topic for as long I can remember. China is not ready to relinquish the manufacturing throne just yet. The nation has massive production

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Utility Rebates for Networked Lighting Controls by Craig DiLouie

In May 2016, the DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) released V.1.0 of its Networked Lighting Control Systems Specification, which formed the basis of a new Qualified Lighting Products List (QPL). As of August 2017, more than 20 utilities and energy efficiency programs

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Grow Light Market Size Worth $8.64 Billion by 2025

The global grow light market is anticipated to reach $8.64 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 14.1%, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The increased use of vertical farming and indoor cultivation, for producing

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Connected Lighting Boosts Sales at Guess

Sales at stores of the American fashion brand Guess in Switzerland have been boosted by its connected lighting, the suppliers have claimed. Sophisticated internet-connected lights are engaging customers and coaxing them into spending more with offers and discounts. Bluetooth beacons

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What the iPhone X Means for LED Industry

Apple’s product launch event on 12th Sep. truly went with a bang at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino. It by turns introduced Apple Watch Series 3, 4K Apple TV, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and, finally, the long-awaited iPhone

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LG and Samsung Invest €25 Million in Cynora

German company Cynora, a leading provider of highly efficient organic emitter materials for OLEDs, announced that the two Korean tech giants have decided to support Cynora on its way to becoming a major player for OLED emitting materials. Cynora is

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Street Lighting Key to Ambitious $126 Million Smart City Scheme in Dijon

Dijon, famous for zesty mustard, is now spreading something else with vim and vigor: smart city technology. The Burgundy city in eastern France is joining with neighboring towns on a €105 million ($126 million) information technology project intended to improve

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10 European Cities Team Up To Test IoT Lighting

Aarhus, Amsterdam, Aberdeen, Bergen, Bradford, Dordrecht, Ghent, Gothenberg and Hamburg will share the learnings from trials which they hope will cut their costs by 10 per cent. The first experiment will be the installation of smart sensors in dustbins so

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The University of California and Its Partners Plan to Buy 1 Million LED Lamps

The Million Lamp Challenge has officially been launched by the University of California system in consultation with the California State Department of General Services. With bids due September 22, the groups have issued their purchasing standards to encourage the purchase

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Apply Now for a 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant

Challenge Grants are awarded competitively upon completion of an online application. They are available to cities, counties, states, provinces and regional authorities (transit, port, etc.) within the United States, Canada, or Mexico. The Smart Cities Council will award five (5)

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Acuity Brands, Inc. Offers News Street Lighting Network Solution Using SSN Platform

Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. has selected Silver Spring Networks, Inc. as a technology and channel partner for its smart street light and smart city solutions. Acuity Brands has developed and will market its DTL® DSN intelligent photocontrol, which will operate

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All Eyes on Automotive LEDs

In the ever-growing LED market, automotive LEDs are witnessing a rapid development. This is driven by various regulations enforced by governments around the world for fuel-efficient gasoline vehicles. In addition, manufacturers of hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles have increasingly embraced

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4 Common Mistakes with LEDs by Eric Woodroof, Ph.D

From Bangladesh and Singapore to the U.S., LEDs are replacing most types of lights whether they are fluorescent, high-intensity discharge or standard A lamps. This article shares guidelines that will help you avoid common mistakes and capitalize on lessons learned.

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University Facility Managers Trial IoT Lighting

to better allocate rooms and buildings and control both heating and lighting. The University of Oulu in Finland feature luminaires with built-in sensors which gather information about how occupants are using the space. University managers can use this information to

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Submit Technical Lighting Questions for ENERGY STAR Partner Meeting Session

The U.S. EPA is hosting a session at the 2017 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting (ESPPM) in Chicago, IL to address stakeholder questions on Lamps and Luminaires: Requirements, Testing, Certification, and Verification Testing. The meeting will be held at the

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Starbucks’ Tech Partner Turns to Lighting

The analytics partner for big retail names including Starbucks and Walgreens is to focus on lighting as a platform for its advanced services. High tech US company Esri says it is teaming up with an indoor mapping firm to analyze

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Luxlive 2017 to Focus on Digital Future of Lighting

The lighting in our buildings and cities is set to form the backbone of a digital network which can engage and inform on an unprecedented scale. To help get a grip on these bewildering possibilities, LuxLive 2017 – Europe’s largest

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The lighting controls revolution features three notable trends promoting integration of control with light. The latest commercial building energy codes promote complex control schemes. The LED source is highly controllable. And sensors and microprocessors have become miniaturized. Just as the

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The analyst firm Gartner calculates that 8.4 billion connected objects will be in use in 2017, an increase of 31 percent from 2016.[1] As urban migration increases and connected devices proliferate, these parallel trends promise new links between physical spaces

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