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Now, Another Way to Talk to Your Lights: Apple’s Homepod

Apple’s HomePod — the company’s long-time-coming answer to Amazon’s Echo — will indeed allow users to verbally command their LED lights to turn on, off, brighten, dim, and change colors and color temperature. HomePod is a smart speaker and voice

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2018 Construction Outlook Overall

Things are positive with no surprises. We’re at full employment. Inflation is in check. The stock market is confident. Personal and disposable income is up, as is personal savings. Dodge Data & Analytics predicts total U.S. construction starts in 2018

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Sharp and Universal Display Update and Extend OLED Material Evaluation Agreement

Universal Display Corporation headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey USA, reported that the company and display maker Sharp Corporation, have entered into an updated and extended evaluation agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Universal Display will supply its proprietary UniversalPHOLED

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Relief on Title 24 Lighting Retrofit Compliance

California regulators simplify Title 24 lighting codes to reduce energy project costs and speed ROI. In short, if the right type of high-efficiency lighting equipment is installed for an office lighting retrofit project, that project’s requirements for advanced dimming controls

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Li-Fi Has No Impact on Quality of LED Lighting, Says Study

A team of researchers at the University of Edinburgh, UK, did a year long research to find out if Li-Fi could be detrimental to the energy-efficiency of LEDs used as lighting sources. The study shows that when digital data is

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LED Lighting Drivers Market to Grow Owing to Green Initiatives

The global LED lighting driver market https://www.millioninsights.com/industry-reports/led-lighting-driver-market on the basis of driving method, is segmented into constant volume and current volume. LED lightning driver market is estimated to grow at a double-digit CAGR during the assessment period. The key driving

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Department of Energy to Host 2018 ARPA-E Summit

The ninth annual Energy Innovation Summit is scheduled for March 13-15, 2018. The Summit draws thousands of participants from across the United States and internationally to convene a forum on the future of energy innovation. The Summit encourages leaders from

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Philips Taps Ex-Cisco IoT Exec as Americas Boss

With the lighting industry’s future ever more dependent on connecting smart luminaires, bulbs, and street poles to the Internet, Philips Lighting is replacing the head of its Americas division with an Internet industry veteran who has a long background at

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Jacob Tarn Appointed CEO of LEDVANCE

The Supervisory Board of LEDVANCE GmbH has appointed Jacob C. Tarn, Ph.D., a well-known LED Lighting industry veteran, as the new Chairman of the Management Board and new CEO of LEDVANCE. Assuming his position on February 1, 2018, Dr. Tarn

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LED Breakthrough Promises Ultra Efficient Luminaires

Korean firm LG unveiled the first commercially available, stable LED to break the 220 lumens per Watt barrier. The development is significant because the LEDs can survive the 300 degree soldering process without a degradation in performance. It makes possible

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Walmart and Current Announce 1.5 Million LED Luminaire Milestone Across 6000 Stores

Walmart and Current, powered by GE used the National Retail Federation Big Show to announce that their long partnership in energy-efficient LED lighting has reached more than 1.5 million luminaires installed in the retailer’s stores, parking lots, distribution centers, and

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GE Reignites Break-Up Talk After $11 Billion Insurance, Tax Hit

General Electric Co indicated it is looking closely at breaking itself up on Tuesday as the conglomerate announced more than $11 billion in charges from its long-term care insurance portfolio and new U.S. tax laws. Chief Executive John Flannery has

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Acuity Adds Phunware as an IoT Partner for SSL-Based Location Services

Acuity Brands continues to expand its smart lighting and Internet of Things (IoT) partner ecosystem with the latest partner being mobile software specialist Phunware. Phunware offers a technology stack that enables its customers to easily build apps that can leverage

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Wheat Grows Twice As Fast Under LEDs

A team of scientists has cut the growing time of wheat by 50% by using LED lighting. Researchers from Australia and the UK grew wheat from seed to maturity in just eight weeks instead of the standard 16-week growing time

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T8 Rules to Take Effect Craig DiLouie

In 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued new energy standards for general-service fluorescent lamps. These standards identify categories of lamps and impose minimum efficacies, expressed in lumens/W. Primarily impacting 4-ft. 32W T8 lamps and some reduced-wattage T8 lamps,

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Retrolux Software LED Lighting Project and Sales Software to Include Amerlux LED Lights

The company says that the software’s time-saving tools can bring order to the project delivery process including Leads, Surveys, Estimates, Proposals, Automatic Rebate Estimates and Instant Rebates, Ordering, Installation, Controls, and Commissioning. The company also says that its lighting retrofit

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Self-Driving Concept Car Is Full of LEDs, and Not Just for Lighting

At Las Vegas consumer show, Osram and Swiss auto designer will show how shared, autonomous vehicles will use LEDs for everything including comfort, illumination, data connectivity, security, and more. the future of sustainable urban transportation will move towards cars that

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Chicago Smart LED Street Lighting Installation Underway

The city-wide smart LED street lighting initiative intends to replace over 270,000 existing outdated High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) light fixtures with new energy-efficient LED lights. The project also will install an internet-connected lighting management system that automatically reports outages and other

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Metals Firm Pioneers ‘Lighting as Service’ Contract

Aluminium Gmbh, which supplies metal extrusions, is paying for the replacement of the ageing lighting at its factory complex outside Dortmund with a fixed monthly rate payable over six years. In all, some eight production halls have been fitted with

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Gooee Adds Koopman Interlight to Top Partnership Tier for IoT Lighting

Gooee has added a third luminaire maker to its top tier of partners, naming Holland’s Koopman Interlight as the latest company in the “platinum innovation” program that provides early access to Gooee’s Internet of Things (IoT) software and hardware. Interlight

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