Genius HTC Light Bulb Could Save Your Life

The new light bulb uses smarts from the HTC Vive VR headset technology to be more aware of its surroundings. The idea is for the bulb to detect if a person has had a bad fall, in a bathroom for

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Google Invests $15 Million in University Spin-out Focused on Micro LED Technology

Google Inc has invested $15 million for a 13 percent stake in Glo, a university spin-out focused on creating nanowire-based LED-displays for mobile phones and smart watches as well as AR- and VR-applications. Glo, located in Silicon Valley and Lund,

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Legrand Lighting Control Systems Now Compatible with Voice Control-Enabled Devices

Building on its commitment to enhancing the delivery and control of power and light, Legrand introduces Voice Control compatibility with its radiant® Collection RF (radio frequency) and adorne® Collection Wi-Fi Lighting System. This new functionality enables Legrand customers to control

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Apple Can Now Sell Power as Tech Giants Boost Energy Investments

Apple Inc., which spent $850 million last year on a 130-megawatt solar farm near San Francisco, can begin selling power into wholesale markets, joining Google parent Alphabet Inc. in the energy-trading business. Apple’s subsidiary Apple Energy LLC may sell energy,

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Why Apple’s New Energy Business Should Scare Utilities

Backing large-scale solar farms in locales like California, Mongolia, China and Nevada may have just been a warm up for Apple’s foray into clean energy. As the tech site http://9to5mac.com/2016/06/09/apple-energy-company/ reported, the i-device giant has filed a federal application to

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LIFX Adds Google Android Voice Control for Smart Lamps

Smart lamp pioneer LIFX has provided the latest proof, as it and Google have added voice control via phones and other mobile devices that run Google’s Android operating system. The commands work through the LIFX app, or through Google without

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Cautionary Tale for Intelligent Lighting Users: Smart TVs are Listening in on Us

We’re all heading to a digital lighting future in which our connected LED lamps will automatically know when to turn on, switch off, brighten, dim, change hues and color temperatures, flash with alerts for stock prices, sports results, wake-up alarms,

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How to Keep Google from Owning the Lighting Industry

If you’re a legacy lighting company, what can you do to stave off the industry encroachment of internet and IT powerhouses like Google, and survive the transition to lighting’s digital LED future? Easy! Simply become the Google of lighting before Google

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Microsoft, Google Make Top 5 on EPA’s Green Energy List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said tech companies Microsoft and Google, which have large data center investments in Iowa, rank among the top five organizations nationally for using electricity from renewable energy. Learn more via Des Moines Register.

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News Updates for the Week of November 19

1.      Osram Sylvania Wins Race to Offer 100W-Equivalent LED A-Lamp– Just a few weeks back, Philips Lighting announced that it was readying to ship its 100W-equivalent and that the lamps would be in Home Depot by December 1. So the

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News Updates for the Week of November 28

  1.     Switching to Efficient Lighting – Shopping for energy-efficient lighting can now be as quick as screwing in a light bulb. These apps not only help you find a light bulb that fits your lighting needs, but also calculate

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