Monthly Archives: June 2018

Smart Lighting Market to Grow at 20 Percent CAGR from 2018 to 2024

According to a recently released research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, the Smart Lighting Market will exceed US $24 billion by 2024. The smart lighting market growth is attributed to worldwide initiatives

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Signify Brings Philips Brand Solar Lighting to Off-Grid Portions of World

After an initial product launch in India earlier this year, Signify is now offering Philips SunStay, an integrated solar street light, and Philips LifeLight, an innovative solar lantern, in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Vietnam and on the

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Siemens Re-Enters the Lighting Business, Via the IoT

Five years after spinning off its Osram lighting subsidiary and thereby dumping its bulb baggage, Siemens AG is back in the lighting business. This time, however, there isn’t a light bulb in sight, at least not as a revenue driver.

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NAILD Podcast #32 Illumigeddon Meets The Matrix by Chris Brown

Sponsored by LumaNEXT Lighting industry veteran Chris Brown coined the term Illumigeddon several years ago and met up with Get A Grip to discuss where we are headed. Ilumigeddon has turned into Illumitunity as long as you can work your

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GE Strips Current of Broad Energy Duties

In a slow fizzle, no more solar panels, EV charging, or energy storage. But still plenty of smart stuff in a back-to-the-future return to a lighting-centric business. GE had for a while separated smart LED lighting from conventional, non-LED lighting,

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New NEMA Framework Predicts Energy Savings from Lighting Systems

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LSD 79-2018 Predicted Energy Savings from Lighting Systems, a new white paper that includes a framework used to gauge the effectiveness of different lighting control methods. “While the potential to save energy

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Cree’s New LED Is Its Most Basic Bulb Ever

Cree’s newest flagship bulb, a 60-watt replacement LED that sells in a two-pack at Home Depot for about $8, is its most affordable yet. Cree got there by borrowing a page from the bargain bulb playbook and going with a

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Osram Demonstrates Human Centric Lighting Technology at Boston TechJam

The eyewear displayed was the version Osram provided for the German ski team in the 2018 Winter Olympic Game in Pyeongchang. Attendees of the event could try on the eyewear and experience the light shift with varying color temperature and

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Atlanta Braves New Network Transforms Its Business

On April 14, 2017, the Atlanta Braves opened their home schedule at SunTrust Park, the centerpiece of a $1.1 billion megaproject that was years in the making and included the stadium and a large mixed-use development called the Battery Atlanta.

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DLC Adds Amerlux’s Quick-Line To Qualified Product List

Decision May Shorten Payback Period by 25 Percent OAKLAND, N.J. – June 26, 2018 – Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today the return on investment for its linear Quick-Line product has materially improved, following the decision of the

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Topaz Announces Online Rebate Finder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2018 Topaz is excited to announce the launch of their rebate finder powered by Encentivizer™ available now at www.Topaz-USA.com/Rebate-Finder. This new service continues to display how Topaz is the easiest and friendliest company to do

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New LED Vapor Tight Slim Strip Lights from Litetronics

Litetronics introduces its new LED Vapor Tight Slim Strip Lights, a family of uniquely rugged and low-profile fixtures that are ideal for space-constrained industrial applications requiring a durable and energy-efficient solution. Available in 4’ and 8’ versions that consume 30

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10 Reasons the Future of Lighting Is DC Grids

There are a host of factors driving local – and regional – electricity distribution towards direct current, and with lighting installations going all LED, it’s time the lighting industry began supporting it. Here’s 10 reasons why it makes sense: 1)

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LEDVANCE Brings Together Strengths of West and East

LEDVANCE hosted a press conference on June 10th. The new CEO of LEDVANCE, Jacob C. Tarn Ph.D., with his management team revealed the company strategy “LEDVANCE 2.0”. Dr. Tarn described the three characteristics of the LED lighting market: 1. Irrationality

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Intel, AT&T & GE Partner for Smart City Project in Portland, OR

Street lights connected to the internet are monitoring the volume and speed of traffic in the center to Portland, Oregon. Over 200 traffic sensors are mounted inside the street lights at three dangerous and busy streets, hoping to ultimately reduce

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Life is Good NOW by Bill Attardi

Maybe you heard…………..Chris Brown received the Life Time Achievement Award from EdisonReport at Lightfair this year: Chris and I agree that the best of times is right NOW! It really is the best of times for us. Good friends like

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A.L.P. Adds New Edgelit Panel Equipment

A.L.P. Lighting Components, manufacturer of LED lighting components and fixture kits, has added to its capacity to produce molded edgelit lighting panels. Taking advantage of Rambus closing its Brecksville, OH facility, A.L.P. purchased a 1,650-ton press, molds and other equipment

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Part time inside sales

Retired, Seasoned and Successful sales professional with experience from Philips Lighting, First Energy and Venture Lighting looking for a part time inside sales or customer service position in the Cleveland or Akron Canton Ohio area. Please reach out via e-mail

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Synergistic Buildings and the Rise of IoT by Michael C. Skurla

IoT applications will bubble up as the static world of ‘cold data’ transitions to actionable ‘hot data’. Leaving Light + Building this year, two things were clear to me. First, smart is a prefix the lighting industry has embraced. Second,

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TALQ Consortium Smart City Protocol Version 2.0 Undergoing Formal Approval

The TALQ Consortium, which has created a global interface standard and certification scheme for managing smart city applications such as outdoor lighting networks, completed its upgrade to Version 2.0. The consortium based the new version on an easy to integrate

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