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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IKEA Enters the Smart Lighting Fray

IKEA’s new Trådfri line starts as low as $18.70 in the UK for a single remote-controlled bulb that can dim or brighten via a stylish IKEA handheld “steering wheel.” Unlike more sophisticated smart bulbs, the bulb does not change color

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Gooee Teams with Chinese LED Lighting Manufacturer Leedarson to Extend Its IoT Reach

Smart lighting startup Gooee has entered a wide-ranging partnership with a leading Chinese contract manufacturer of LED bulbs and luminaires in a deal that could extend Gooee’s own reach as an OEM vendor of chipsets and as a cloud computing

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Ikea Makes Grab for Affordable Smart Lighting Market

Ikea, the flat-pack furniture giant, has announced that it is to release an affordable range of smart luminaires that can be controlled wirelessly using a remote control. Although the smart lighting market has been growing, it is still often confined

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LED T8 Tubes Tops North America Recall Lists in 2015

Several large lighting brands have made large scale recalls over the past three months in the North America market, such as Cree, Osram Sylvania and IKEA. LED T8 tube lights recalled in the U.S. and Canada this year reached an

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IKEA to Only Sell LED Bulbs and Luminaires

IKEA announced today that as of September 1, 2015, all IKEA stores will only sell LED bulbs and lighting to enable customers to live a more sustainable life at home. This bold move was announced in 2012 and IKEA is

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IKEA invests in Design LED Products | News | Lighting

IKEA GreenTech, an IKEA Group venture capital company, has invested in Design LED Products, a Scottish company that develops LED “light tiles” – LEDs embedded into clear resins and films. The tiles are thin, flexible and low cost, and can

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Former IKEA Execs Look To “Revolutionize” LED Light Bulbs

Some former IKEA executives have gone on to work in the LED industry. Forming EcoLights, also in Sweden, they are aiming to advance “a revolutionary new range of LED lamps that look surprisingly identical to traditional bulbs.” And not just

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IKEA to Donate Solar Lighting to Refugees with Each LED Bulb Purchase

IKEA to Donate Solar Lighting to Refugees with Each LED Bulb Purchase– For the 10.5 million refugees around the globe, much of their lives are spent in the dark. In partnership with the United Nation Refugee Agency (UNHCR), IKEA announced

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News Updates for the Week of January 28

1.      America’s Top 5 Energy-Efficient Football Stadiums – With Super Bowl Sunday fast approaching, it seems like an ideal time to take a look at how the football industry is advancing energy efficiency. Here are America’s Most Energy-Efficient NFL Stadiums:

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News Updates for the Week of October 8

1.      Highlights of EEI Member and Non-Member Residential/Commercial/Industrial Efficiency and Demand Response Programs for 2012 (Last Updated on June 08, 2012) – Many Electric Companies offer programs and incentives to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use. Energy-efficiency rebates to

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News Updates for the Week of January 30

1.      DOE Report Characterizes Lighting Market – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a report detailing the characteristics of the U.S. lighting market by technology and sector. The 2010 U.S. Lighting Market Characterization provides comprehensive and detailed estimates

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