Bill Brown Sales to Represent Intematix LED Modules and Remote Phosphor Solutions

(Niles, IL) – Bill Brown Sales (BBS), the leading national sales agency in the lighting components industry, announces that it will represent Intematix, a California-based innovator of remote phosphor technology and modular LED solutions. Intematix has long been a pioneer

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Smart Lighting Market Value to Double by 2020

The global smart lighting and connected lighting controls market was valued at US$ 6 billion in 2015, which is estimated to more than double in value by 2020, according to IHS Markit report. The residential smart lighting market was worth

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MaxLite releases 40W LED Area Lamp for outdoor luminaires replacing 175W MH

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (September 21, 2017) – MaxLite introduces the 40-watt LED Area Lamp as an energy-efficient replacement for 175-watt metal halide bulbs in outdoor luminaires.   The lamp is an easy and economical retrofit for pole and surface mounted

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MaxLite Recieves Honorable Mention from Lighting for Tomorrow

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (September 15, 2017) – MaxLite, a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting solutions, was awarded an Honorable Mention for its Joint Appendix 8 (JA8) certified LED A21 Lamp in the 2017 Lighting for Tomorrow competition. Winners of the

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Can Retail Reboot? by Leonora Desar

Retail stores, which some lighting manufacturers rely on for their bread and butter, are closing at an alarming rate. The news isn’t all bad. There are several niches within retail where lighting is used now more than ever to draw

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Will Australia’s Largest Smart Light Project Lead to City’s Rebirth?

Australia’s seaside city of Newcastle has launched a massive new smart lighting scheme, which is set to form the spine of the city’s expanding and lavish smart city strategy. Around fifty smart light poles are being installed across the Newcastle

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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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Smart Lighting Market to Touch $56.62 Billion by 2020

According to a market report by Transparency Market Research, global smart lighting market was worth $21 billion in 2013, which will grow at a CAGR of 15.9% from 2014 to 2020 to touch $56.62 billion in 2020. The smart lighting

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Chicago Is Spending $160 Million on Smart Street Lights

The project aims to replace 270,000 lights with remotely-controlled and auto-dimming LEDs expected to slash energy consumption and pay for themselves. More than just brighter lights, the four-year undertaking adds a degree of automation. The LEDs will be able to

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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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LED Bulbs Have Turned into Multi-Functional Gadgets

With fast advancements in LED technology, a simple LED bulb is no longer just a source of lighting. It has become a multi-functional gadget that can connect with the web, influence human behavior, work with sensors and much more. At

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Smart Lighting Market and Technology Trends

Intelligent lighting technology that enables its users to control lighting through connected devices such as smart phones or remote controls is a big topic in the industry. A new report sheds light on different aspects of this business including drivers,

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The Era of Smart Lighting Is Coming by Alexander Slagg

You can add lighting and building management to the list of industries caught in the disruptive undertow of the Internet of Things. The combination of light-emitting diode (LED) technology and Power over Ethernet (PoE), coupled with IoT connectivity, is creating

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The Past, the Present and the Future by Bill Attardi

This blog is an attempt to pull together an understanding of the transition taking place from the Traditional Lighting industry (the Past), to the Smart Lighting industry (the Present) to the Intelligent Lighting industry (the Future). Your comments are welcome…..

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LED Bulbs Have Turned Into Multi-Functional Gadgets

With fast advancements in LED technology, a simple LED bulb is no longer just a source of lighting—it has become a multi-functional gadget that can connect with the web, influence human behavior, work with sensors and much more. At present,

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It is Time for a Business Model Disruption by Bill Attardi

Let me start with a quote from Jack Welch: If the rate of change on the outside is greater than the rate of change on the inside, the end is near. Disruptive change can do that to your business and

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Feilo Sylvania Pushes into Smart Lighting

The London-based, Chinese owned luminaire provider steps up smart-lighting-enabled location-based services with sensors from Australian startup Organic Response. By using “heat mapping” technology, the sensors will note occupancy and footfall across rooms and buildings, which will help facility managers analyze

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April 2016 Issue of Electrical Contractor Focuses on Smart Lighting

MUST READ… • Getting it Right: The value of on-site LED lighting demos by Jeff Gavin • Coming Soon: Teaching old lighting systems new tricks by Chuck Ross • Illumination With A Brain: Intelligent lighting control by Craig DiLouie •

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Are You Ready for the Era of Smart Lighting?

Maturation of LED lighting technology has driven LED manufacturers to highlight smart lighting and control systems at Light+Building 2016, which takes place this week at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Center in Germany. Below is a summary of major manufacturers new

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LIGHTFAIR® International Offers Its First-Ever IoT & Smart Lighting Forum

A new one-day series of six 60-minute sessions designed to explore the impact of Internet of Things (IoT) and how it relates to smart lighting. Within the 2016 Conference, which includes 82 courses, the IoT & Smart Lighting Forum strives

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