Monthly Archives: August 2018

Michigan State Controlled Environment Lighting Laboratory Explores LEDs for Horticulture

The Controlled Environment Lighting Laboratory (CELL) at Michigan State University (MSU) has a horticultural lighting system installed across multiple growing areas that is arguably the most complex and capable such solid-state lighting (SSL) system in the world. Osram Innovations and

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Growing Lettuce and Herbs with 100% Philips LED Grow Lights

Great Lakes Growers in Burton, Ohio is now growing 100% of their lettuce and herbs under Philips LED toplighting. John Bonner, the owner of Great Lakes Growers began trialing LEDs in 2015 and after seeing the success in a small

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Are Smart Cities the Future of Humanity? by Anna Kucirkova

Digital technology has provided society with hundreds of advances that make life easier and better for everyone. From the personal computer to the internet to the smartphone to the Internet of Things, we are increasingly living in a technologically driven

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LEDucation 2019 Issues Call for Speakers

LEDucation 2019 is accepting submissions for presentation proposals to be given during the 2019 conference taking place March 12–13, 2019, at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. All submissions must be received by November 12, 2018. https://ww4.aievolution.com/led1901/

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LED Lighting Used in Worldwide Vertical Farms to Boost Local Food Supply

By deploying LED lighting, agricultural activities can be carried out in places with difficult environment conditions for providing food locally and diminishing the food miles. Vertical farms have been established worldwide with the aim of producing food with more efficiency

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Scottish School Trials Li-Fi

The Kyle Academy secondary school in Ayr has become one of the first in the world to use visible light from LED luminaires as a medium to connect to the web. The pupils insert a special memory-stick sized dongle into

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Plugging into the Gig Economy by Krista Keay

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Over the past few years, a phenomenon known as the “gig economy” has spread across the nation. The word “gig” originated in the music industry as slang for a job or performance, and usually (but not always) refers to jobs

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Zhaga Spec Allows IoT Upgradability

The Zhaga Consortium, a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires, has published Edition 1 of a new specification that helps to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to outdoor LED lighting fixtures.

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IES Featured Webinar Live 9-20: Lighting for Horticulture

September 20th 12:00 PM EDT. Humans see visible light; plants perceive and respond to electromagnetic radiation. For all that we have learned and know about lighting design for architectural and roadway applications, surprisingly little of this is relevant to horticultural

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Global Industrial Lighting Category – Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Supply selection criteria insights, global and regional category spend opportunities, and category management insights are offered in this industrial lighting procurement report. The report which is a part of SpendEdge’s facility management category, predicts a decelerated spend growth momentum for

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Telensa to Deploy Smart Street Lighting and IoT Infrastructure for Sunshine Coast Pilot Project

The Sunshine Coast Council of Australia has selected Telensa, a UK-based maker of connected streetlights, to deploy its PLANet intelligent street lighting system, for a 24-month pilot project. The pilot project will create, demonstrate, and test a smart infrastructure in

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Lighting Controls in the Time of Low Lighting Power by James R. Benya

There was a time when lighting was not controlled well, if at all, but that was 1973. With current technology and new construction codes, the primary causes of poor lighting control today are bad design, unenforced codes, and worst of

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A Closer Look at Software by Craig DiLouie

Software plays a central role in commissioning, operating, and analyzing data collected by networked lighting control systems. As connected lighting becomes more popular, manufacturers continue to make their software simpler, more robust, more portable, and require less training. Software is

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NEMA Urges USTR to Hone China Tariffs with Narrow Targets and Time Limits

On August 21, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) testified on behalf of its Member companies that would be materially affected by additional tariffs proposed by the Office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on products made in China. The Administration

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Chicago Installs 76K LED Streetlights in First Year of Upgrade Program

In the year since the Chicago Smart Lighting Program began, the city’s Department of Transportation has installed 76,000 LED smart streetlight fixtures in all of the city’s 50 wards. The four-year modernization program entails replacing 270,000 lights by 2021 and

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Signify Still Sells Lights! Unveils Some 20 New Hue Models

Many of them will connect to the Internet, so there’s still a data play. But it’s a reminder that the lighting industry is still tending to illumination, even as reaches for the IoT brass ring. Now, something for readers who

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A Manufacturing Revolution for the LED Lighting Industry

Western business investments in local manufacturing facilities have been declining since the 1980s due to partnering with contract manufacturers in Asia. But with increasing and hidden costs in Asia, companies are now seeking to bring manufacturing back home. When also

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15 Recognized By DOE Better Buildings Lighting Campaign

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) recently recognized 15 organizations for performing projects to upgrade their interior lighting and control systems. These partners, along with those recognized in the last two years, have newly

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The Impacts of the U.S. – China Trade War on Global LED Lighting Business

In April, the U.S. government has proposed a list of 1300 Chinese exports and announced to impose 25 percent tariffs on these products, following the Section 301 investigation. Later in July, the Trump administration released the second tranche of additional

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Acclaim Lighting Introduces Dyna Drum EO for High-Efficient, High-Output LED Facade Illumination

Both the color and white units feature an internal 100-277VAC power supply, onboard DMX+RDM driver and Aria wireless DMX technology for maximum lighting control. Dyna Drum EO Color is available with Acclaim’s Spectrum Technology (QS version) which offers superior color

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