Monthly Archives: January 2019

NEMA New Standard Available for Wireless Networked Lighting Controllers for Use with Roadway and Area Lighting Systems

ANSI C136.48-2018 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Wireless Networked Lighting Controllers. Developed by the ANSI Committee for Outdoor Lighting, this new Standard defines the minimum requirements for wireless NLCs intended for use with roadway and area lighting

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Ushio America Introduces New 90+ CRI LED BR Lamps Certified for California Title 20

The Ushio Uphoria™ PRO Gold, a new line of LED R20, LED BR30 and LED BR40 lamps, are a direct replacement for Incandescent R/BR lamps offering smooth, quiet dimming (down to 10%). Designed with a wide, soft beam to reduce

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DLC Releases First Draft of Solid-State Lighting Technical Requirements 5.0

Technical Requirements V5.0 will continue to accelerate broad scale energy savings by improving the quality of light and controllability of DLC listed products. V5.0 expands the benefits of LED lighting by encouraging the development of products that keep the customer

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DOE Announces Selections for SSL R&D Funding Opportunity (Round 13)

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the competitive selection of 11 projects for solid-state lighting (SSL) R&D, in response to the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001823. These projects will support key scientific advancements in SSL technology and help to

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The Whole Customer Value-Added Proposition by Bill Attardi

Let me define what I mean before I relate it to the lighting industry. Much has been written about the value proposition, the almost holy value proposition.  You mean you do not know what your value proposition is….shame / shame! 

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DOE Publishes 2018 Solid-State Lighting R&D Opportunities (RDO)

This is a summary of feedback from experts through inputs received at roundtable meetings, at the OLED Stakeholder meeting, and at the DOE Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D Workshop held in January 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. The discussions covered foundational R&D

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CSIL Pegs US Luminaire Market at $20 Billion

CSIL’s recent research publication, The Lighting Fixtures Market in the United States (July 2018, 190 pages, EUR 1,600), estimated that consumption of luminaires few at an average annual rate of 4.6% between 2012 and 2017, resulting in a $20 billion

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Mini LED to be the Possible Turning Point for the Industry

2019 may not be a prosperous year for LED manufacturers given the market uncertainties resulting from the changing global politics. Yet, industry players continue their technology developments and expect Mini LED to revive the stagnant market. Mini LED, as an

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Saint Peter’s is Transformed with Osram LED Lighting

A BESPOKE lighting system has transformed Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, allowing the art works to be seen in vivid detail for the first time. The showpiece all-LED installation – which delivers over 11 million lumens to the church’s interior

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Bluetooth Promises Location-Tracking Lights

Bluetooth has announced a direction-finding feature that means Bluetooth-enabled lights could be used for way finding, location tracking and proximity services. The feature allows devices to determine the direction of a Bluetooth signal, thereby enabling the development of so-called ‘proximity applications’ such as

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Walmart Slashes Smart Lighting Prices for Google Home and Amazon Echo

Smart lighting is one of the first considerations when you set up a digital home controlled by Google Home or Amazon Echo devices. It’s convenient and even fun to ask Alexa or Google Assistant to turn on one light or all the

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Osram Warns of a Weak First Quarter As It Cuts Jobs

With no let-up in sight to the financial strains of transforming its business model, of relying on a soft automotive market, and of dealing with global trade wars, Osram warned that its 2019 first quarter will be weak when it

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General Motors Installs More Than 50,000 LED Fixtures and Save $2 Million Energy Cost

Since 2017, General Motors (GM) has begun LED lighting system replacement for its facilities all over the U.S. with the help from Current by GE. Until now, the company has installed more than 50,000 LED fixtures and is incorporating sensors

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Green Creative PAR30 19.5W HO Available Now!

        Quick Facts: 75W halogen & 39W CMH replacement ENERGY STAR certified Exceptional efficacy 92 LPW in Warm White High 8160 candela output Powerful light output of 1800 lumens Warm White / Cool White CCT Narrow Flood

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EarthTronics Introduces High-Efficient LED Wrap Fixture Series

The new EarthTronics LED Wrap Fixture Series provide low energy, high lumen and CRI output solution for a wide range of new commercial construction and retrofit applications with advanced lighting control capabilities for offices, stairways bathrooms and storage areas for

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Virtual Reality Edges Closer to Mainstream in Lighting

Signify, formerly Philips, unveiled two programs, one for clothes stores and one for exterior lighting schemes, which allow customers and specifiers to enter a virtual world and assess how specific lighting can impact their retail or urban environments. The Philips

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LFI Returns in 2019With the Synergy of Light in Life

Light, technology, knowledge and design connect in a convergence of global introductions, innovations and thought leadership at LIGHTFAIR® International 2019, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. LIGHTFAIR was established in 1989 and will hold

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LEDucation 2019 Announces Upcoming Presentations

LEDucation 2019 has announced the lineup of presentations and panel discussions to be held during the Conference and Trade Show in New York City on March 12 and 13, 2019 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Industry experts from the

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NEMA Issues New Installation Guidelines for Outdoor Luminaires

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LSD 80-2018 Installation Guidelines for Outdoor Luminaires—Grounding Considerations. This new white paper addresses the application of the National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC) as it pertains to the grounding of outdoor luminaires and

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GE and SYLVANIA Release LED Light Bulbs Connecting Google Assistant to Accelerate IoT Lighting

In the beginning of 2019, GE Lighting announced that it is deepening its C by GE portfolio which features hub-free IoT smart lighting with Google Assistant control. The Made-for-Google products are able to connect with Google’s system and be controlled

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