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Feilo Sylvania Rolls Out Financing Scheme to Help Buildings Meet Stricter Energy Directives

Feilo claims it will offer financing even on small LED lighting projects where banks and other lighting companies won’t provide money, starting in Europe followed soon by Latin America and the Middle East. As Feilo Sylvania readies a smart IoT

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NEMA Supports Modernization of North American Free Trade Agreement

On June 12, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) provided formal written comments to the U.S. government welcoming the administration’s initiative to modernize and update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NEMA presented its general objectives, as well as

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OSRAM Acquires LED Engin

Osram has agreed to acquire U.S.-based LED Engin Inc. in San Jose, California. The company has approximately 30 employees and annual sales of around US $10 million. LED Engin specializes in ultra-bright, ultra-compact solid state lighting solutions for variety of

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How LEDs Can Make Adaptive Front-Lighting System Smarter

One of the emerging automotive lighting technologies of today is adaptive front-lighting systems (AFS). It is indeed a promising system aimed at increasing safety for the driver and passengers, as well as the oncoming traffic. AFS technology can improve visibility

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Leviton Apple HomeKit-enabled Decora Smart Lighting Controls Now Available

Leviton recently announced the release of the Decora Smart™ product offering with support for Apple HomeKit, allowing for customizable lighting control using an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch or Siri. This new family of products features three devices including

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Local Players Dominate LED Lighting Fixtures Market

The growth of the global lighting fixtures market, revenue-wise, is estimated to touch US$215.29 billion by 2021 end. The market will grow at a CAGR of 6.9% till 2021, according to a Transparency Market Research (TMR) study. North America will

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Strategies Unlimited Releases the Top Ten Packaged LED Manufacturers by Revenue

http://www.strategies-u.com/index.html 1. Nichia, Japan 2. Osram Opto Semiconductors, Germany 3. Lumileds, USA 4. Seoul Semiconductor, South Korea 5. Samsung, South Korea 6. Everlight Electronics, Taiwan 7. Cree, USA 8. LG Innotek, South Korea 9. Mulinsen (MLS), China 10. Lumens, South

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OLED World Summit to be Held 21-22 SEP in San Francisco

Smithers Apex announced the 2017 OLEDs World Summit program agenda: http://www.oledsworldsummit.com/2017 It will focus on the current state of the market, new applications and innovations and what the future holds for OLEDs with presentations from Cynora, Acuity Brands, Kateeva, JOLED,

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EnOcean and Silvair Partner on Controls for Bluetooth-Connected LED Lighting

Going forward, EnOcean will offer its EasyFit products in both the sub-1-Ghz models and in Bluetooth versions that operate in the 2.4-GHz band. In both cases, the switches and controls can be commissioned using the NFC (near field communication) capability

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DOE New Report on the Impact of Color Shift on Reliability

LED Luminaire Reliability: Impact of Color Shift, developed by the LED Systems Reliability Consortium (LSRC) under the auspices of the Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance, is available online. The purpose of the new report is not to define limits for

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NEMA New Lighting Standard Outlines How to Designate LED Direct Replacement Lamps

After technical review, ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78, Electric Lamps, published ANSI C78.52-2017 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—LED (Light Emitting Diode) Direct Replacement Lamps—Method of Designation. ANSI C78.52 is a new lighting standard on how to designate LED lamps

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Ikea’s Cheap Smart Lighting Will Be Apple HomeKit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa Compatible

Ikea’s low-cost TRÅDFRI smart lights first announced in Europe last year, will soon get voice control. Expect it to arrive this summer or autumn says Ikea’s press release. Ikea says it sees “great potential” in smart home products, a category

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Lutron Announces Alliance with Google Home to Power Home Lighting Systems Using Voice-Activated Google Assistant

Lutron Electronics announced a new integration with Google Home that allows homeowners to easily control their Lutron Caséta Wireless, RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS lighting systems using the Google Assistant, offering greater flexibility and peace of mind. Now –with a

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AMOLED Market Likely to Witness Double Digit Growth by 2019

With its application areas increasing due to the numerous advantageous features, active-matrix organic LED (AMOLED) market is expected to witness double digit growth across the global market, by the year 2019. The increasing focus of companies to enhance productivity and

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Minnesota Twins Install Eaton’s Advanced LED Lighting and Controls System at Target Field

The Twins will become one of five Major League Baseball (MLB) teams playing its home games under the Ephesus LED sports lighting solution this season. With more than 25 professional sports teams adopting the industry-leading LED and controls technology in

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Two Companies Claim to Launch “World’s Smallest Driver”

Two companies claiming to have game-changing LED drivers might be enabling more elegant fixture designs. 1) Seoul Semiconductor has claimed the industry’s smallest phase-cut DC LED driver series, with a power density 10X higher than conventional LED drivers. The NanoDriver

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Li-Fi Eyes Opportunity as France Bans Wi-Fi in Schools

The French government has moved to outlaw Wi-Fi in nurseries, schools and childcare centers that cater for children under six. The move is offering inspiration to the creators of Li-Fi, a system that uses light to provide internet access. Wi-Fi

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Light from Osram Puts BMW Motorsport Team in Top Form for Racing

BMW Motorsport will be using biologically effective light from Osram during the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring in Germany, taking place on May 27 and 28. The light comes in the form of LED light glasses and special luminaires. The

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NEMA Publishes New Standard for Portable Traffic Signals

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA TS 5-2017 Portable Traffic Signal Systems (PTSS) Standard. This new standard covers traffic signaling equipment used to enable and expedite the safe movement of vehicle traffic in work zones during roadway construction,

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IES Early Bird Registration Extended to June 1, 2017

The 2017 Annual Conference fosters personal and career growth through educational and networking opportunities and allows lighting professionals to earn up to 14 CEU credits. The objective of this conference is to provide educational sessions relevant to this audience of

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