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A Race to the Bottom? by Travis Jones

 http://jcsllc5.com/blog/ With a thriving economy, these should be great times for the lighting industry. From large conglomerates to specialty niche players, there ought to be much rejoicing. However, the onslaught of offshore, low cost competition has forever changed industry dynamics.

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Why 2019 Is Set to be the Year of Bluetooth Mesh

Early applications of the technology are demonstrations of how Bluetooth (and specifically Bluetooth Mesh) are not only shaking up smart lighting but pushing the boundaries of what the industry thought could be done with lighting. Executives have long held the

Progress Updates about LiDAR Industry Players in 2018

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) has been one of the technology focuses in the past two years as it is a key technology for automotive vehicles and many other applications. According to “2018 Infrared Sensing Application Market Report” by LEDinside,

Royal Philips Ramps Up Its Lighting Business. Yes, That Philips

When news broke recently that Philips Photonics will double the size of its vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) plant in Germany, it was a reminder that Royal Philips is still in the lighting business, despite having famously shed its LED, bulb,

U.S. – China Trade War Truce Increases Uncertainty in the LED Industry

The LED industry has been involved in the trade war between the United States and China as LED components and related lighting products were included in the list of extra tariffs. The two countries have recently reached a trade truce

Leverage Big Energy Savings with Advances in LED Lighting

A recording is now available for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR and e-conolight’s joint Nov. 15 webinar on LED lighting. Watch and learn about analyzing the efficacy of LED technology compared to traditional technology, LEDs’ continuous improvements, where LED technology can go and



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Signify’s Interact Pro Unlocks IoT-Connected Lighting

Signify recently announced Interact Pro, the latest addition to its Interact IoT-ready portfolio, a multi-tasking, smart lighting system and software developed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Interact Pro is an intuitive app and dashboard allowing SMBs to control

Brava Oven: Cooking with Light in a Countertop Oven

Skip preheat, load up all your food, and cook it with light in this smart countertop oven. Connected, smart ovens are on the rise. Like other smart ovens, Brava is Wi-Fi connected and controllable through its companion app. At $995,

Leviton Decora Smart with Wi-Fi Lighting Controls

Take advantage of simple and affordable hubless lighting automation – simply replace your customer’s existing dimmer or switch and they gain scheduling, control from anywhere, plus voice control via Alexa or Google. You can even tie in their Nest thermostat

New Sigma Luminous Zone LED Shoebox

Available Now! The 3rd Generation of the Luminous Zone LED Shoebox is available in 100W, 150W, 200W and 240W, and 300W outputs. All outputs are available with high voltage inputs. These fixtures can come with Type III, IV, or V

Famous Gas Monkey Garage Chooses Dialight LED Lighting

Gas Monkey Garage (GMG) is a Dallas, Texas, automotive garage known to TV viewers of the “Fast N’ Loud” reality style series for restoration and fabrication work on rare cars and unique hot rod creations. Inspired by the tremendous demand

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DC Microgrids Are a Proven Means to Optimize Efficiency and Performance

While alternating current (AC) is still the most efficient means to move electricity over long distances, “local” power inside of facilities wastes less electricity with DC microgrids. Independence LED Lighting developed its first Direct Current (DC) powered LED fixture series

Cree Launches FLEX Series LED Specification Troffers

Cree, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina USA, announced the FLEX Series LED Specification Troffer. The company claims that the FLEX Series troffers give architects and lighting specifiers remarkable design freedom. Cree points to U.S. Department of Energy finding that about

Kim Lighting Introduces Altitude® for Site Lighting Solutions

The Kim Lighting Altitude® is the perfect blend of form, performance, integration and quality. The low profile, one-piece housing is offered in three proportional sizes for scalability to meet a broad range of site lighting applications. Available with nine distinct

H.E. Williams New LED Downlight Collection

The all new LED downlight collection from Williams provides an excellent solution for sleek, modern architectural lighting. With 2, 4, 6 and 8 inch apertures available in round, square, fixed, adjustable, and shallow plenum styles, our downlights create an elegant

NEW Compact LED from Viribright

The Viristick LED series is the next generation in high-efficiency lighting featuring 150 LpW while maintaining 90+ CRI in standard household bulbs. The Viristick is a versatile and bright alternative to outdated lighting solutions and offers unprecedented output reaching over

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