Monthly Archives: March 2019

What Do We Do With A Problem Child? By Bill Attardi

Boston Consulting Group Matrix I woke up in the middle of the night with worry about a problem child. Not a family issue but I’ve done that too over the years. I think I figured out where the strategic business

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Blog


Research Proves LED Lighting Improves Flower Growth Compare to HPS Lighting

To prove the advantages of LED lighting in horticultural applications, researchers at the University of Guelph, Canada, tried to find out to what degree LED advancements could benefit greenhouses. The team cultivated three varieties of cut gerbera under both LED

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Darwin Is Latest City to Go Smart With Its Street Lighting

In what is set to become one of the largest local authority-run projects of its type in Australia, Darwin will replace close to 10,000 lights on its street and public lighting network with LEDs wirelessly connected by UK firm Telensa. The

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Osram Announces Profit Warning and Lowers Its 2019 Forecast

On its way of transforming to a high-tech photonic company, Osram has been challenged by the weakening global market. The German company adjusted its annual forecast for fiscal year 2019 which ends by September 30, 2019. Osram said the revenue

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Commercial Lighting Trends in 2019 Part 1

With advanced LED development and improved data transmitting technologies, commercial lighting is going beyond illumination. Osram proposed some commercial lighting trends addressing the well-being of users and optimized space utilization for efficient energy usage.The first thing Osram mentioned is human

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Commercial Lighting Trends in 2019 Part 2

Apart from human centric lighting, IoT smart lighting system and “space-as-a-service,” what are other trends of commercial lighting in 2019? How to efficiently manage the space usage is critical to companies. In the past, place planning has been based on

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Crowne Plaza Hotels Trial Circadian Lighting to Help Its Guests Sleep Better

The task light luminaires feature proprietary technology which either adds and removes the blue 480 nanometers wavelength of light – believed to be the key wavelength of light that impacts on the circadian rhythm  – to achieve optimal biological benefits. The

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


World’s Largest Tuneable-White Facade Lighting Unveiled at the Famous Bund in Shanghai

The installation on 40 historic 1930s buildings along the waterfront is also the largest ever implementation of connected architectural lighting. The brief by the city chiefs was to emphasise the classical colour tones of this architectural masterpiece. The installation features

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Smart LED Streetlamps Can Facilitate 5G Base Station Deployments

Smart LED streetlamps, already a multipurpose fixture that can monitor environment, traffic, public security, and display public information, may be given one more job in smart city developments: 5G base station equipment can be installed on lamp posts. The use

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Lighting Research Center Initiates Industry Collaboration to Study and Explore 3D Printing Solutions for Lighting

How will 3D printing affect my business? This question is being asked by companies in several industries, especially those involved in the manufacturing process. A diverse group of companies came together last month to discuss and better understand the impact

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Industry News


North American Smart Lighting Market Projected to Exceed $6 Billion

According to a new growth forecast report by Graphical Research, the North American smart lighting market is expected to surpass $6 billion by 2024. Market growth is attributed to a growing emphasis on replacing conventional lighting systems with energy-efficient smart

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in research


Smart Lighting and IoT Service for the Future Offices

What will offices be like in the future? Current by GE and Osram provided some insights about how offices evolve with technology and noted that connectivity and smart lighting might be the fundamental infrastructure for setting up the future offices.

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Register for LightShow West

Designed to offer a dedicated conference and trade show for West Coast lighting specifiers, LightShow West will be held this year on September 25-26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. LightShow West offers two days of lighting education and solutions

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


DLC Updates Horticultural Lighting Testing and Reporting Requirements

The DesignLights Consortium recently announced an incremental update to the Testing and Reporting Requirements for Horticultural Lighting as Version 1.1. These revisions are designed to streamline the qualification process for horticultural luminaires and are effective immediately. https://www.designlights.org/horticultural-lighting/technical-requirements/

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


When Football Became a Light Show

Thanks to LEDs, football has become a spectacular light show as much as a display of sporting talent. In the past, lighting was switched on an hour before kick-off and took at least 30 minutes to warm. Today’s LED lighting is

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Product Showcases


Cree to Sell Lighting Business to Ideal Industries, Inc.

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its Lighting Products business unit (“Cree Lighting”), which includes the LED lighting fixtures, lamps and corporate lighting solutions business for commercial, industrial and consumer applications, to IDEAL

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Industry News


Interior Lighting Campaign – Recognizing Leadership in Lighting Projects – Applications Open!

Each year, the Department of Energy’s Interior Lighting Campaign recognizes organizations that have achieved exceptional energy savings by retrofitting or installing new lighting in their buildings. Retailers, hospitals, schools, churches, and military bases have been recognized in categories ranging from

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Eaton Lighting Business Update

We are writing to let you know that on April 1, Curt Hutchins will be joining our team to lead the spin-off of the Lighting business from Eaton. As you’ll recall, Eaton announced on March 1 the decision to spin

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Industry News


EW’s Top 10 Product Picks for March 2019

Arlington Industries, Burndy/Wiley, Leviton, Maxlite, NICOR Lighting, Orbit Electric, RAB Lighting, Rack-A-Tiers, Sylvania and WAGO, were selected for Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 LED Product Picks for March, 2019. Do you have a product you would like us to consider for

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Industry News


EdisonReport Announces 4th Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards

These Awards will be presented the Monday of LIGHTFAIR (20 MAY) at the Downtown Philadelphia Marriott (next to the Convention Center). 2019 Honorees: • John Bachner • Jeff Bucar • Eugene Graff • Donnie Miller • Jerry Mix • Peter

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Featured Product


 

Featured Job