Monthly Archives: October 2018

ENERGY STAR Calling All Deals/Rebates for the 2018 Holiday Promotion

This year, our plan is to do a big push on ENERGY STAR right before the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday gift-shopping weekend that will drive traffic to a holiday web page featuring numerous ENERGY STAR certified

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Nichia and Qwestland Partner to Further Develop the Horticulture LED Market

Japanese LED manufacturer Nichia Corporation has announced to start cooperative researches and experiments with Qwestland International, a Dutch horticulture solution provider. The goal of their partnership is to further explore the potential of the horticulture LED market. The Netherlands is

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Osram Adds to IoT Stable with Software Partnership for Commercial Property

Osram continues to widen its stable of smart building technologies, this time partnering with a software company to gather and analyze data about workplace and building usage via luminaires equipped with Osram wireless sensors in the US and Canada. The

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GE Slashes Dividend, Takes $22 Billion Charge in 3Q

General Electric slashed its quarterly dividend to a penny, from 12 cents per share. A large proportion of GE shares are held by individuals, who appeared to overlook that news early Tuesday in hopes that the worst may be behind

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Legrand and Lumileds Announce Partnership

Legrand, North & Central America and Lumileds announced a partnership agreement that will bring to market a simple-to-integrate and easy-to-install plug and play solution that delivers high-quality tunable-white light. Under this agreement, Lumileds will provide intelligent light sources (LUXEON-based solutions)

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China Increases Duty Drawback Rates for Luminaires to Fight the Trade War

The Chinese government has launched new policies to reduce the impacts of the U.S. tariffs on Chinese exporters. One of them is to raise duty drawback rates for the exported products. The policy will become effective on November 1st, 2018.

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New OmniVision image sensor combines Ultra Low Ligt and Nyxel near-infrared technologies for industry’s best nighttime camera performance

New OmniVision image sensor combines Ultra Low Light and Nyxel near-infrared technologies for industry’s best nighttime camera performance. Elevated ULL and NIR Performance, along with high resolution and low power consumption, enable remote surveillance security cameras with AI for accurate

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Leviton Decora Smart with Wi-Fi Lighting Controls

Take advantage of simple and affordable hubless lighting automation – simply replace your customer’s existing dimmer or switch and they gain scheduling, control from anywhere, plus voice control via Alexa or Google. You can even tie in their Nest thermostat

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IES Live Webinar Series

Each month the IES presents a live webinar with topics beneficial to IES Members and others in the lighting community. We invite you to register: https://www.ies.org/ If you have any questions concerning the webinar series, please contact membership@ies.org

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DOE Test Procedures for Integrated Light-Emitting Diode Lamps; Final Rule

On July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule adopting a test procedure for integrated light-emitting diode (LED) lamps to support the implementation of labeling provisions by the Federal Trade Commission, as well as the

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HyLite LED is excited to announce new PAR46, PAR56 and PAR64 Retrofit Solutions!

HyLite LED PAR46, PAR56 & PAR64 Retrofit Solutions Retrofit any Existing PAR46, PAR56 and PAR64 Applications! Fort Mill, SC – HyLite LED is excited to announce new PAR46, PAR56 and PAR64 Retrofit Solutions! The HyLite LED Lotus Lamp is designed

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LEDVANCE adds flexible strip lighting system, TruSys for industrial applications

LEDVANCE adds flexible strip lighting system, TruSys for industrial applications New robust, easy-fit TruSys LED luminaires from LEDVANCE are ideal for industrial applications, offering energy efficient lighting solutions that meet the demanding requirements of factories, workshops and warehouses. Flexible trunking

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Zumtobel Flashes Up As New ‘Official Lighting Partner’ for German Soccer Team

Allianz Arena said in a press release that it hopes to have the Zumtobel LED lights installed and operating by next year, in what it described as the first of three phases of new Zumtobel lighting. In the second phase,

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Lumileds Drives Efficacy to Over 200 lm/W in Popular 2835 Package

Lumileds today introduced the LUXEON 2835 HE, which achieves unprecedented efficacy of over 200 lm/W, while providing market defining color consistency. Expanding on the successful LUXEON 2835 Line, the new LED is optimized to deliver high efficacy and 2-step MacAdam

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EarthTronics Introduces Canopy LED Series

The New EarthTronics IP65-rated, energy saving fixtures offer high lumens and CRI for exceptional visual clarity for Entryway, Perimeter, Parking Garages and Low Bay Commercial and Industrial Security Illumination. The Canopy LED Series is available in 35- and 55-watt versions

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MaxLite Launches Indirect Troffer for Architectural Interior Lighting Applications

Ideal for office, education, hospitality, health care environments, the MaxLite Indirect Troffer uses voluminous, high efficiency reflectors to fill the room with visually comfortable, low-glare, LED illumination. Available as a 2×2’ or 2×4’ fixture to fit standard grid applications, the

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New DLC Report: Energy Savings Potential of DLC Commercial Lighting and Networked Lighting Controls

New research demonstrates energy savings potential that can significantly reduce our energy load over the next ten years and beyond. Energy saving opportunities for residential utility lighting programs will soon be largely exhausted due to growing market saturation and EISA

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DLC Delays Technical Requirements 4.4

Due to unforeseen delays in development, the effective date for Technical Requirements V4.4 will be postponed until the end of the month. The postponed effective date affects DLC requirements for horticultural lighting products, DC/PoE products, and field-adjustable light output products.

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Mini LED Applications to be Launched in 2019 and Micro LED Displays in 2021

Mini LED is one of the key technologies for 2019 and will be making its way into the displays of consumer electronics. On the other hand, Micro LED technology, which has been on the spotlight in the recent years, is

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Everlight Wins Patent Lawsuit Against Nichia In China

China’s intellectual property authorities has dismissed Nichia’s claim that Everlight Electronics’ China patent concerning flip-chip LED packaging technology, CN 101 400 197, is invalid, which is tantamount to upholding its validity in China, according to industry sources. Everlight indicated that

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