Monthly Archives: April 2018

DOE LED Lighting Facts Program Concludes

The LED Lighting Facts® program has played a pivotal role in the early adoption of Solid-State Lighting (SSL) technology and products. After nearly a decade, the program has achieved its original objectives with significant success, and is scheduled to end.

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Lowe’s and GE Lighting Expand Partnership to Differentiate Light Bulb Offering

To help customers easily find the right light bulb for their home while also saving energy and money. As a part of this expanded partnership, Lowe’s will become the only nationwide home center to offer industry-leading GE light bulbs. Additionally,

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LG Acquires Global Premium Automotive Lighting Company ZKW Group

The Board of Directors of LG Electronics approved the acquisition of leading automotive lighting and headlight systems provider ZKW Group, Wieselburg, Austria, capping a deal worth more than EUR 1.1 billion, LG’s largest acquisition to date. Under the terms of

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Sales and Earnings Decline at Philips

Philips Lighting reported a 16.5% drop in adjusted first quarter earnings and 67% plunge in net income on an 11.2% sales decline, delivering the industry’s second reminder this week that lighting’s biggest ever transformation ever is no free ride. No

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Global LED Indoor Commercial Lighting Market Will Reach USD 15.87 Billion in 2018

According to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of the market research firm TrendForce, 2018 Commercial Lighting, Smart Lighting and Panel Light Market Report, the global LED indoor commercial lighting market will reach USD 15.87 billion in 2018, accounting

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Energy Department Announces Up to $15 Million for Early-Stage Solid-State Lighting Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $15 million to conduct early-stage, innovative research to drive further breakthroughs in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. This funding will accelerate the development of high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light-emitting diode

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Acclaim Lighting Dyna Drum HO Model: DDJ, DDK, DDM

The second generation of Dyna Drum HO is available in three configurations. The color version is available in Quad White RGBW or Quad Spectrum RGBW, the White version uses a new high power LED and optical system, and the SCS

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Prudential Stream Dot — Square Accent Lights Punctuate Architectural Interiors

Our veiled ambient Stream series of recessed and pendant fixtures now include 4˝ round and square ‘architectural accent’ lights to complete a recessed line of light. Soft indirect hidden LEDs reduces glare and offer a wide, even distribution of light.

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Nichia Expands Its Direct Mountable Chip Series with the Introduction of Single Colors

Nichia Corporation to introduce discrete color options in its Direct Mountable Chip series, a similar technology to the industry’s Chip Scale Package (CSP). Nichia’s Direct Mountable Chip color lineup, consisting of Royal Blue, Green, Amber and Red, along with its

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2018 IES Progress Report Open for Submissions

The Illuminating Engineering Society has announced its 2018 Progress Report is now open to submissions. IES is looking for significant new advancements in lighting products, research, publications, and design tools from the past year. https://progress.ies.org/

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Osram Cuts Earnings and Sales Forecast

The elephant came to the front of the IoT lighting room, as Osram warned that fiscal year 2018 revenue will grow only about half as much as previously forecast, hitting earnings and forcing layoffs that the company hopes to eventually

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LEDs Astonishing for Winter Tomatoes, Says Top Supplier

Flavourfresh, which produces nearly three million kilograms of tomatoes a year for the likes of Asda and Marks & Spencer, introduced LED lights two years ago at its greenhouses in Southport, to keep production going during the winter months. Production

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LEDinside UV LED Market Value in 2022 will Increase to $1.224 Billion

According to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of the market research firm TrendForce, 2018 UV LED Application Market- Curing, Medical and Sterilization, the projected UV LED market value was reach to USD 223 million in 2017 and will

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Tridonic and Universal Lighting Technologies Support IoT Functionality in Luminaires

It was at LFI 2017 when a group of companies announced the formation of the IoT-Ready Alliance led primarily by Enlighted and Tridonic. Integration of features that support sensor-enabled connected lighting are a backbone for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Steve Mesh on California’s Title 24 Energy Code and Lighting Controls

California has been a historical leader in terms of state energy codes. California’s Title 24 has led the way by restricting allowable LPDs (Lighting Power Density) as well as mandating specific types of lighting controls. However, in the past 5-10

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EarthTronics Introduces Vapor Tight LED Series

For Wet, Dusty and Dirty Environments IP66 wet location rated Vapor Tight LEDs from EarthTronics are a low-cost solution for demanding wet and dusty applications Muskegon, Michigan (April 17, 2108) – EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products that

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Logistics as a Service, L(o)aaS by Steve Bryne, COO at Facility Solutions Group

LaaS may not be what you think it is. In the disrupted world of lighting distribution, the paths to market are ever changing. Manufacturers find themselves partnering with end users and traditional supply chain customers to bring products and solutions

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Philips Lighting Closing Fall River Manufacturing Facility

Employees in the manufacturing end of the Philips Lighting in the Industrial Park, known in 1982 as Lightolier Lighting, were given notice on Friday that production will end at the facility beginning the third quarter of this year. The closure

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Gooee’s IoT Test Lab

Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, the test lab is a purpose built 14,000 sq. ft testing facility, designed to test all aspects of the wireless mesh network + develop a suite of test programs to validate cloud and gateway functions,

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The Lighting Controls Association Education Express

The Lighting Controls Association offers free, comprehensive online education about lighting controls technology and application. Courses are free and registered with CALCTP (CALCTP), NLCAA (NLCAA), NCQLP (LC LEU) and AIA (CES LU/HSW). CEUs are also available. Courses are recognized as

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