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Will Amazon’s One-Day Shipping Kill the Distribution Industry? by Andrew Horvath, Alexander Group

Amazon’s recent announcement that Prime members will receive complimentary one-day shipping benefits consumers who are too impatient to wait 48 hours for necessities like HDMI cables, laundry detergent or reissues of vinyl records. Amazon’s upgrade also benefits electrical contractors, facilities

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Signify LED Lighting Gets Spotlight at Davos World Forum

Signify has announced a solid-state lighting (SSL) project in the Alpine village of Davos, Switzerland that will play host to the World Economic Forum Jan. 21–24. The project included an upgrade of street lights to LED sources including installation of

LED Displays with Sensor Integration Open up to New Applications

The 34th NEPCON Japan was held last week from January 15 to 17 in Tokyo. Launched more than 30 years ago, the show has grown together with the Japanese and Asian electronics industry, gathering specialists of electronic components, materials, packaging

Philly Just Took A Step Toward Getting LED Streetlights Citywide

The City and Philadelphia Energy Authority put out a call for qualifications from contractors interested in helping LED-ify the city. Philadelphia energy officials are seeking contractors that can customize street lighting so it could vary from neighborhood to neighborhood and

NEMA Welcomes Department of Energy Final Process Rule

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today welcomed the Department of Energy (DOE) final Process Rule that modernizes its current appliance efficiency rulemaking process to conform to changes in the law, clarify ambiguities, and streamline the rulemaking process. The Electrical

Tech Giant Unveils UK’s Biggest PoE Network

emiconductor giant Arm has unveiled the UK’s biggest lighting installation based on Power-over-Ethernet at its new £90 million head office in Cambridge. In all, some 6,000 luminaires are energised and controlled using Cat6 cables at the 19,000 square-metre HQ, which



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Smart Buildings and the IoT

What, exactly, is the IoT and how does it relate to building energy management? The IoT is the concept of connecting any device with an on/off switch to the Internet and/or to each other. IoT uses one common Internet Protocol

Five Myths About 5G, Debunked

There are a lot of myths about what the fifth generation of wireless connectivity can and can’t do. WSJ’s Spencer MacNaughton debunks five common 5G myths. Wall Street Journal…Published on Mar 5, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=296&v=lu9G7ef9uBg

When Football Became a Light Show

Thanks to LEDs, football has become a spectacular light show as much as a display of sporting talent. In the past, lighting was switched on an hour before kick-off and took at least 30 minutes to warm. Today’s LED lighting is

Sigma Luminous Linear High Bay Light

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBEMIhZUOr0 This Sigma Luminous DLC rated linear high bay fixture is an excellent choice for any warehouse, factory, workshop, retail store, and more! 50W, 110W, 165W, 220W, and 300W outputs Installs via cable, chain, surface, or pendant

Signify Reports Rush to Trial LiFi: It’s light Jim, but not as we know it

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBEMIhZUOr0 Signify announced it is working with more than 30 customers in Europe, North America and Asia to pilot light fidelity (LiFi). Its LiFi-enabled LED fixtures combine excellent light quality with a fast broadband data connection using

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Acclaim Lighting Introduces New Multi-Protocol AL Driver 200 for Low Voltage LED Applications

Acclaim Lighting introduces AL Driver 200, a multi-protocol, 200-watt driver to optimize the usage of low-voltage LED products. AL Driver features DMX, RDM, 0-10V and DALI input control protocols, along with four terminals for PWM output. With an input voltage

C By GE Unveils the First Hubless Smart Switches That Don’t Require Neutral Wires

New C by GE Hubless Three-Wire Smart Switches and Hubless Dimmers are compatible with older homes that lack a neutral wire in their light switch junction boxes. Compatible with both Alexa and Google Assistant, the new hub-less C by GE

Amerlux Expands Linea Line with Adjustable Accents

Amerlux announced today the expansion of its linear lighting family with new solutions that will deliver more options for architects and lighting designers. Streamlined and flexible, the Linea LED pendants provide the freedom to create dynamic spaces with aesthetics, performance

Amerlux’s People-First Solution Boosts Comfort, Productivity

Amerlux announced that it will begin shipping in early 2020 an innovative lighting solution that caters to the needs of people inside the building. Amerlux’s new AERUS lighting solution—which delivers a unique style and look compared to other indirect/direct pendants

Ushio America Introduces New California Title 20 Compliant LED PAR Lamps with High Candela

Ushio America, Inc. introduces new California Title 20 compliant LED PAR lamps with high candela. The dimmable Uphoria™ PRO Gold LED PAR lamps utilize tightly-binned, high color rendering with multi-faceted reflectors to provide superior beam control and reduce glare. An

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