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Opinion: The Lighting Industry Needs an Efficiency Revolution by Michael Kershner, Lighting Designer

All sectors of the lighting industry must come together and embrace innovation in order to survive today’s business climate, according to Michael Kershner. As the founder and principal of Innovating Lighting Consultants (ILC), a lighting design and procurement firm based

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LiFi Enables Underwater Data Transmission at 6000-meter Below Sea Level

Hydromea has developed a miniature optical modem that can operate down to 6,000 meters below the ocean’s surface. It is sensitive enough to collect data at very high speeds from sources more than 50 meters away. Radio wave can hardly

Global Lamps Market Update and Forecast 2020

It is clear that LED lamps are the future of lighting, but in order to thrive in this rapidly changing market, it is imperative to know where, when, how quickly and what technology they will be replacing more readily.  The

Osram and AMS Getting Closer to Case Close

The deal of Austria sensor company buying Osram is moving one more step forward as Osram announced that it has agreed with ams on the conclusion of a domination and profit and loss transfer agreement. In this regard, the Managing

NEMA Unveils New Website

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) launched its new website today, showcasing a fresh look for the Association with its mobile-responsiveness and easy-to-navigate design. The revamped website encompasses many features to help users get faster search results, filter by news

LaaS Market Expected to Grow 50.4% During 2020-2025

According to a new report out by Reportlinker, the lighting as a service (LaaS) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 50.4% during the forecast period of 2020-2025. The primary driver for the market includes the increasing

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Ushio Care222® Far UV-C Excimer Mercury-Free Lamps

The filtered Care222 lamps can be safely used not only in unoccupied spaces but also in occupied spaces without posing a health risk to humans when used within the current exposure limits recommended by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial

PureEdge Lighting’s Truline Is a Plaster in LED Lighting System

The Original 5/8″ solution offering functionality and versatility, TrueLine is available in .5”, 1” and 1.6” track width options and a market leading custom length of up to 40 feet! Let the drywall be your canvas, the highly adaptable linear

UV Lighting to Prevent, Contain and Remove Pathogens by Matt Deloge, Johnson Controls

We continue to see a steady flow of press materials about the ultraviolet (UV) lighting sector, especially with regard to the coronavirus. Johnson Controls posted a short video breaking down the way UV can be used in disinfection. The video

COVID-19’s Impact on the Electrical Market: Economic Indicators to Track

Need to know which way the electrical market is headed? Jim Lucy, Electrical Wholesaling’s Editor-in-Chief, offers fresh analysis of the economic impact the COVID-19 coronavirus is having on the industry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=169&v=gWb4FlWdBxY&feature=em b_logo

Actress January Jones Practiced Self-Care by Wearing an LED Facial Mask

Jones danced around her house wearing an LED face mask and sipping a can of beer in an Instagram video.  https://www.instagram.com/tv/B9-Ch6VlBcI/?utm_source=ig_embed

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Lutron Announces the Limelight Twist-Lock Radio Daylight Module

The module allows control of pole-style luminaires across a wide variety of manufacturers, in new or retrofit applications. The Twist-Lock Module works with any 0-10V electronic LED driver to enhance outdoor fixtures with smart control enabling daylighting, scheduling, remote monitoring,

GE Current Continuous Air and Surface Defense Targets Viruses and Bacteria

GE Current, a Daintree company, announces its latest patent pending technology that targets the inactivation of airborne viruses with lighting that is always on. 365DisInFx™ technology leverages a business’ existing lighting infrastructure to deliver germicidal ultraviolet (UV) light in places where

Visible Light Disinfection Luminaires by Hubbell

Hubbell Lighting’s SpectraClean luminaires combine white and narrowband 405nm visible light to meet ambient and task lighting requirements while providing a continuous, unobtrusive disinfection option for commercial applications. Antimicrobial disinfection through illumination is proven effective with proper dosage levels on

EW’s Top 10 LED Lighting Picks for September, 2020

Congratulations to the following lighting equipment manufacturers for having their products selected for EW’s LED lighting picks this month: Acuity, Amerlux, Hubbell Lighting, Levition, Lightline, MaxLite, Milwaukee Tool, Nora Lighting, RAB & WAC Lighting. Do you have a new LED product that

Signify Positions Wiz for Broader Mass Market Appeal Than Hue, with Lower Prices

Signify is stepping up marketing of its expanded Wi-Fi-based WiZ smart lighting line as it targets the mass market with “no hub needed” bulbs (check out the lower right-hand corner) such as this color 60W equivalent, which are lower-priced than

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