Current, Powered By GE, Installs LED Lighting In 32 GM Facilities

Two historic U.S. “generals” are joining forces to combat energy inefficiency and wasted productivity across the globe. Over the last year, General Motors (GM) installed 45,000 LED lighting fixtures with motion sensors from Current, GE’s digital energy startup. The installation

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Augmented Reality Software Could Make Smart Lights Even Smarter

Augmented Reality (AR), the technology behind the Pokémon Go craze, could be coming to a ceiling luminaire near you to help you control lighting, heating, and other things through hand gestures. AR uses digital techniques to add visual objects to

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Shaping a New Battleground in the IoT Era

On March 14 and 15, 2016, IDC Energy Insights hosted the fourth edition of its IDC Pan-European Utilities Executive Summit, an invitation-only executive event held in Lake Como, Italy. Around 50 utility executives from 16 European countries, alongside IDC analysts

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Ushio America Announces Strategic Investment in Fixture Manufacturer, American Green Technology®

Ushio America, Inc., continues its commitment to customer-based lighting solutions with a strategic investment in American Green Technology® (AGT), an advanced technology lighting fixture and air purification system manufacturer for the industrial and healthcare markets. This partnership brings together two

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Global Smart Street Management Revenue Is Expected to Grow from $552.2 Million in 2015 to $5.3 Billion in 2024

The city street is a symbol of the complexity, excitement, possibilities, and dangers of urban life. Today, people, vehicles, and objects on those streets are connected to the digital domain through sensors, smartphones, connected devices, and ubiquitous networks. Streets are

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Osram CEO Pushes Digital Services Beyond Lighting

With bids for Osram’s for-sale lamps division just days away, the company is now shifting the future of its LED lighting business onto digital services that deploy sensors, network connectivity, and luminaires for operations such as smart street lighting and

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Why is Apple Starting to Patent Light Fittings?

Apple has been granted a patent for the ceiling lighting system it has developed for its new-look stores in a move that has again raised the issue of the company’s intentions in the lighting market. The US Patent and Trademark

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Why the Energy Industry Should Go Digital

As the technology and energy industries continue to evolve, we are seeing more governments take steps to ensure energy conservation, emission reduction in generation, greater energy efficiency, energy quality, and transparency in energy distribution and consumption. With advances in smart

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ULT Launches Universal University

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. http://unvlt.com/ has announced a partnership with BlueVolt, a provider of online Learning Management Systems (LMS) for the electrical and other service industries, to launch Universal University, a new digital training experience. Universal University building industry professionals

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Checking Air Quality, Rerouting Traffic… Streetlights Aren’t Just For Lighting Anymore

Lighting has gone digital with the advent of LEDs, and with that, streetlights are starting to double up not only as light sources, but also as information technology do-it-alls that will help cities monitor and control everything from traffic to

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Smart Lighting Heats Up

Startups selling Internet-connected lightbulbs are rising. Lighting giants like Philips and GE? Reeling. You could feel the excitement at the 2015 Lightfair, the annual lighting-industry trade show, held this year in New York City. General Electric GE -0.83% , one

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The Next LED Revolution Is Control by Craig DiLouie

With efficacy and service life steadily increasing and costs declining by about 18 percent each year (Memoori, 2014), the LED revolution continues to develop at a rapid pace. LED’s inherent compatibility with digital control, aided by other trends, is setting

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