Monthly Archives: November 2018

U.S., China Explore Deal as Leaders Meet at G-20 Summit

Washington would hold off on further tariffs and the two sides would discuss big changes in Chinese economic policy under the deal. The U.S. and China, looking to defuse tensions and boost markets, are exploring a trade deal in which

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Revealed: Winner of Contract to Light 15 London Bridges

PHILIPS Lighting, recently rebranded Signify, has won the contract to illuminate 15 of London’s iconic bridges as part of the ambitious Illuminated River project, Lux can reveal. It will supply around 13,000 Philips Color Kinetics LED luminaires and its Interact Landmark

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U.S. Army Seeing the Light: LiFi Will Revolutionize IT on Mission Command Posts

The technology will be used in expeditionary mission commands. U.S. Army Soldier Center has come up with a concept for using LiFi within any enclosed mission command platform. LiFi eliminates the problems associated with the time-consuming task of running data

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NEC to Sell Lighting Subsidiary in April 2019

NEC announced that it will remove the lighting business from its group and sell its lighting subsidiary, NEC Lighting, to a new company founded by Japan Mirai Capital on April 1st, 2019. According to the announcement of NEC, the intense

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Unveiled: The Downlight with Built-In Li-Fi

A revolutionary downlight which enables internet access through light rather than radio waves has been unveiled by French manufacturer Lucibel. The luminaire, which has a Cat 6 cable port and a built-in Li-Fi transceiver – can offer internet speeds of

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Cree Launches FLEX Series LED Specification Troffers

Cree, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina USA, announced the FLEX Series LED Specification Troffer. The company claims that the FLEX Series troffers give architects and lighting specifiers remarkable design freedom. Cree points to U.S. Department of Energy finding that about

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A Race to the Bottom? by Travis Jones

 http://jcsllc5.com/blog/ With a thriving economy, these should be great times for the lighting industry. From large conglomerates to specialty niche players, there ought to be much rejoicing. However, the onslaught of offshore, low cost competition has forever changed industry dynamics.

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Lighting Rebates: The Past 10 Years and What’s Next

Lighting rebates are a way for utilities to reduce electric demand and increase energy efficiency across North America. More generally known as demand side management programs, they have been around for the past 40 years but have really gained more

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Legrand and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting

Under this agreement, Lumileds will provide intelligent light sources (LUXEON-based solutions) through its Matrix Platform that are uniquely characterized and programmed to work with Legrand’s Wattstopper® blanco® tunable-white logic modules within the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) lighting controls solution.

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First of 55,000 Current by GE Streetlights Installed in 11 Southern California Cities

The City of Murrieta, California earlier this month became the first of 11 Riverside County cities to obtain ownership of thousands of streetlights that will be retrofit with LED fixtures to minimize light pollution, enhance public safety and save approximately

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The $15 Billion Money Pit Dragging GE Down

Jack Welch built it, Jeff Immelt milked it and John Flannery failed to fix it. Now Larry Culp must figure out what to do with the troubled remnants of GE Capital, the finance arm that nearly sank General Electric Co.

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WEBINAR: Smart Street Lighting Nov 28, 2018 – 2:30 pm EST

Georgia Power is a pioneer utility in street lighting services. As well as rolling out LED fixtures across its territory, it is responsible for one of the world’s largest deployments of connected lighting controls. The utility is also a leader

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DLC Horticultural QPL Is Now Open for Product Submissions

View the Horticultural Lighting Application Instructions to begin the process of submitting a product for qualification. Horticultural applications should be submitted using the same Application Portal as SSL Applications – just be sure to select “Horticultural Application” as your Application Type when

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Japanese Convenience Store to Set up LED-equipped Indoor Farm in Tokyo for Fresh Salads Supplies

Seven-Eleven Japan will grow vegetables for its own salads products sold at convenience stores by establishing a plant factory in Tokyo, reported Nikkei Asian Review. Seven-Eleven is the largest convenience store operator in Japan and it began the project in

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MaxLite Implements Temporary Order Surcharge Implement due to Increased Import Costs

U.S.-based LED lighting products producer MaxLite has announced that it would begin applying a temporary order surcharge after November 19th due to the significant escalation in international shipping rates and materials. The company will add six percent surcharge on top

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Segment Outlook 2019: Education and Outdoor/Street Lighting by Susan Bloom

From utility rebates and new ANSI standards to an increasing emphasis on human-centric lighting, manufacturers share their predictions for the Education and Outdoor/Street Lighting segments in 2019 and what distributors need to know to maximize their participation. Will the new

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Register Now for the 2019 DOE SSL R&D Workshop

The 16th annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop will be held in Dallas/Fort Worth on January 29-31, 2019. This “meeting of the minds” brings together our nation’s top lighting scientists from universities, national laboratories, and industry to share the latest on

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Research Finds Blue Light Exposure Helps to Decrease Blood Pressure

In the study, published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology, participants were exposed to 30 minutes of whole-body blue light at approximately 450 nanometres, the wavelength similar to daily sunlight – followed by exposure to a control light on

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Savant® Teams with USAI Lighting to Deliver Advanced Lighting Education & Design Tools

All new online resources make it faster and easier for integrators to specify the ultimate lighting solution for any project. Savant has introduced an educational platform featuring online tools in support of Savant integrators seeking to add lighting fixture sales

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Kim Lighting Introduces Altitude® for Site Lighting Solutions

The Kim Lighting Altitude® is the perfect blend of form, performance, integration and quality. The low profile, one-piece housing is offered in three proportional sizes for scalability to meet a broad range of site lighting applications. Available with nine distinct

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