HyLite LED expands LED Solutions with New Retrofit Series

November 9th, 2017 – Fort Mill, SC – LED Retrofit lamps intended to replace metal halide, high pressure sodium, and other HID light sources have grown tremendously in popularity because of their lower initial investment and high return on investment. Retrofit

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Avista Receives U.S. Patent Protection

Amerlux’s Game-Changing Pedestrian Lights Reduce Energy Up to 75% OAKLAND, N.J. – Nov. 14, 2017 – Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today it has been granted U.S. patent protection for intellectual property incorporated into its game-changing Avista pedestrian

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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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Tenino School District Scores Energy Savings with MaxLite LED Flood Lights

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (October 12, 2017) – The Tenino, Washington school district selected MaxLite StaxMax LED High Output Flood Lights to illuminate Beaver Stadium, the home turf of the high school football, soccer and track teams, as part of a

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Weather-proof Step Lights Hit Market

Amerlux’s Passo Seals LED Optical Chamber To Eliminate Water Infiltration OAKLAND, N.J. – Oct. 3, 2017 – Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today it has launched a step light with game-changing innovation that prevents water seepage, which is

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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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Bluetooth Mesh Networking and LEDs: What to Expect by John Curran

Bluetooth SIG recently announced compatibility of the far-ranging standard with mesh networking. In the world of solid-state lighting, mesh networking and other ways of providing internet of things (IoT) capabilities has been an important push as more and more and

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In Tribute: Recognizing the life and work of LED pioneer Roland Haitz

SSL luminary and author of Haitz’s Law has passed away at the age of 80, but his LED legacy will live long into the future through a revolution in lighting. Below is an excerpt from the tribute in LEDs Magazine written by

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EPA Publishes Final Energy Star Luminaires V2.0 Spec With Minor Changes

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced publication of Version 2 (V2.0) of the Energy Star Luminaires specification with the document scheduled to become effective on June 1, 2016. The new specification will replace Luminaires V1.2, raising the performance

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DOE SSL Postings

The dates are set for the next two annual DOE SSL workshops, so mark your calendars! DOE’s annual workshops provide a forum for solid-state lighting stakeholders of all stripes to share the very latest advances and discuss how best to

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Cree Announces Residential-Targeted LED T8

The Cree TW Series LED T8 tube product with the ballast-compatible solid-state lighting (SSL) is available at retailer Home Depot at just under $22. The LED T8 tube launch marks the first time that Cree has targeted the residential market

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2015 SSL R&D Workshop Presentations Posted

The 12th annual DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop was held January 27–29 in San Francisco. Over three full days, 300 attendees participated in both plenary and LED/OLED breakout sessions, with presentations from over 60 solid-state lighting experts and special opening

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DOE Releases Report on SSL Adoption in Museums

The U.S. DOE has released a new GATEWAY report that summarizes the results of a survey regarding conversions to solid-state lighting in museums. Although the energy savings from LED conversion are well known, lower damage potential to artwork and sensitive

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Philips Supplies Dynamic LED Lighting for Madison Square Garden

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) has installed a programmable color-capable, LED-based (SSL) system on the outside of the iconic sports venue located on Manhattan in New York City. The Philips Lighting SSL products located in cove channels of the

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2014 SSL Market Development Workshop Presentations Posted

The ninth annual DOE Solid-State Lighting Market Development Workshop, held November 12-13 in Detroit offered a rich mix of perspectives and insights from a diverse group of participants ranging from utilities and energy efficiency organizations to manufacturers and specifiers. The

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DOE Updates the Solid-State Lighting Website

The U.S. Department of Energy has just made it easier to access its research on mobile devices. You can still easily find reports on CALiPER testing and GATEWAY demonstrations, as well as R&D roadmaps, market studies, and technical reports and

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DOE Announces New Grant Topics to Help Small Businesses Develop Clean Energy Technologies

Topics for this funding opportunity include solid-state lighting. Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply. More information and application requirements can be

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Energy Savings Forecast of Solid-State Lighting in General Illumination Applications

Using new and updated data sources, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is now predicting that light-emitting diode (LED) lighting will achieve an 84% general-lighting-market penetration by 2030, substantially more than the 74% penetration DOE predicted just last year. DOE

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DOE Announces Funding Opportunity for Solid-State Lighting R&D

Under this funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001171, “Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D – 2015”), a total of up to $10 million in funding is directed toward all three existing DOE SSL R&D program areas: Core Technology Research Product Development U.S. Manufacturing DOE

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