Monthly Archives: February 2019

ams Introduce New IR Laser for 3D Sensing in Mobile Devices

ams announced the launch of MERANO-Photodiode (PD), an in-frared (IR) laser flood illuminator module which provides the uniform light output needed in mobile 3D sensing applications such as user face recognition. By introducing a VCSEL-based flood illuminator in a slim

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Cree Announces Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency with New Red XLamp LEDs

Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp® XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing LEDs

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WHITE PAPER – Samsung’s Horticulture LEDs Using Full Spectrum

Samsung has made several attempts to develop new spectrum for horticulture lighting. One solution is to utilize white LED alone or in conjunction with monochromatic LEDs to create a very broad spectrum. These approaches using Samsung white LEDS can deliver

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Cree BR30 Floodlight LED

What you should look for in a good 65-watt replacement floodlight LED: Brightness-wise, your bulb should put out at least 650 lumens Your bulb shouldn’t draw more than 10 watts of energy Your bulb should be able to dim without

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Philips 65W Replacement BR30 Floodlight LED with Warm Glow Dimming

Philips’ newest BR30-shaped floodlight bulb is as efficient as floodlights come, it’s near flawless on dimmer switches, it turns warmer and more candle-like in tone as you dim it down — and, at about $14 for a three-pack at Home

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GE Reveal HD 65W Replacement BR30 Floodlight LED

If you’re looking for LED lights that can help the colors in your home pop, your safest bet has long been to go with a GE Reveal bulb. Each one is specifically designed to boost the color quality in your

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From Smart Homes to IoT and Autonomous Cars, This Is How 5G Will Impact Our World

Super-fast phones. Self-driving cars. Smarter homes. Streaming movies, music, and games with zero lag. These are just a some of the technologies we can expect to see in our lives, beginning in 2019, and tying them all is a next-generation

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Signify Begins LiFi Trial in Europe, North America and Asia

Signify is speeding up its LiFi development and implement. The leading lighting company announced the trail of LiFi in Europe, North America and Asia through cooperation with more than 30 customers. Signify and its customers set up pilot LiFi installations

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Zumtobel CEO: Li-Fi Will Play A Decisive Role

Li-Fi got another boost from the old guard today, as the CEO of venerable lighting maker Zumtobel endorsed the technology’s potential following a trial with pioneer pureLiFi ahead of a joint display by the two companies at the Mobile World

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San Diego Broadly Deploys Cameras And Sensors On LED Street Light Poles

The city of San Diego, CA is currently deploying what is arguably the largest smart city and Internet of Things (IoT) project yet to be undertaken globally by a municipality. Already the city has deployed 2000 smart nodes based on

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China LED Chip Makers See High Inventory

China-based LED chip makers saw inventory pile up to CNY6 billion (US$882 million) at the end of 2018 due to oversupply, according to industry sources. With local government subsidies, many China-based LED chip makers expanded production capacities in 2018, but

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Signify Reports Rush to Trial LiFi: It’s light Jim, but not as we know it

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBEMIhZUOr0 Signify announced it is working with more than 30 customers in Europe, North America and Asia to pilot light fidelity (LiFi). Its LiFi-enabled LED fixtures combine excellent light quality with a fast broadband data connection using

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We’ve Learned from Our Mistakes Says Signify Chief by Arthur van Schendel

For several years now, Eric Rondolat, a Moroccan-born citizen of the world with French and Italian nationality, heads the listed company Signify, the former Philips Lighting. Rondolat is seen as the man who transformed the more than one century old

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A 2019 Outlook on the Latest Developments & Trends Within Automotive Lighting

The automotive lighting industry is forecasted to grow substantially over the next few years, partially fueled by the movement towards autonomous, electric, shared, and connected vehicles. More this eBook discusses the following in-depth: • Status Update on the Proposed Changes

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Osram Confirms the Buyout Rumors and in Discussion with Bain Capital and Carlyle Group

Osram announced a confirmation about the possible buyout by Bain Capital and Carlyle Group and revealed that it is engaged in detailed discussions with the interested parties. After Osram reported its declined business performance in the first quarter of fiscal

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Get Presidents’ Day Savings with ENERGY STAR

Shoppers can score big savings during Presidents’ Day sales. Don’t forget to look for the ENERGY STAR label on appliances, electronics, and more! By choosing models that have earned the ENERGY STAR, you get to keep saving by reducing your

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ENERGY STAR 2019 Lighting Materials Available

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to share upcoming plans to promote ENERGY STAR certified LED lighting in conjunction with Earth Day this April. This year we will continue to build on the momentum of the ENERGY STAR Light

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LIGHTFAIR® International Returns to Las Vegas Convention Center in 2020

LIGHTFAIR® has additionally committed to a 2021 return to Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where LFI 2019 opens on May 19.  Staged alternately on the U.S. east and west coasts, LFI returns to Las Vegas in 2020 following its

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DOE 2019 SSL R&D Workshop Presentations Posted

Thanks to all who participated in the 16th Annual DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, held in Dallas, Texas. Lighting experts from across the country and abroad gathered to address the complex science and technology challenges facing SSL today. The mix

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DOE Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comment. SUMMARY: On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published two final rules adopting revised definitions of general service lamp (GSL), general service incandescent lamp (GSIL) and other supplemental

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