Monthly Archives: April 2019

WHO’S MISSING? WHAT’S NEXT? WHO’S NEXT? AND WHEN? BY CHRIS BROWN

Hey Captain Sunshine, it’s me CHICKEN LITTLE! Remember me? Remember our debates about Illumigeddon and Fortuity? Well, it’s time to look back and see how we got where we are today in our truly disrupted Lighting Industry. But first, beyond

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Microsoft Joins Amazon and Apple in $1 Trillion Club

On Thursday 4/25, the company’s stock price opened at $130 per share, bringing its total market cap (the price of all of its shares combined) to over $1 trillion. It’s the third company to achieve this somewhat mind-bending milestone, following Apple,

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2019 IES Progress Report Early Submittal Reduced Rate

Now Through May 17th. The IES Progress Committee is now accepting submissions for this year’s Progress Report. The committee’s goal is to help members keep in touch with the developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world,

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Signify Turns Light into an Intelligent Language with LiFi Technology

Signify, as a global leading lighting company, continues its development in innovative lighting technologies and sees light as a smart language to convey information. LiFi system which uses visible light to transmit data in over the air is a major

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Southwell Is Europe’s First Race Course with LED Lighting

Opened in 1850, Southwell is one of just six all-weather tracks in Britain, the only one with a fibresand surface and now the only one lit with LED. The LED lighting was customized to meet the distinct needs at Southwell.

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Phase 2 of the Next Generation Lighting Systems Indoor Evaluations Is Open for Submissions

The Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) program is launching Phase 2 of its evaluations of connected lighting systems for indoor spaces. Phase 1, which began in July 2017, evaluated 12 systems. Phase 2 will include the upgrade of those 12

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Automotive Lighting is Becoming Intelligent

China’s LED Market Revenue for Conventional Passenger Vehicles to Reach 800 Million in 2018. As V2V applications emerge, LED automotive lights are also emulating smartphones by adding emotes for drivers to display and engage in simple communication. According to TrendForce’s

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OSRAM Launches Digital Tunable White System Based on DALI-2 Design

The OSRAM Tunable White (TW) System provides a digitally controllable lighting solution which helps simulate natural daylight. This digital solution offers the freedom to adjust light preferences and is based on DALI-2 design for Human Centric Lighting (HCL) applications including

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Tivoli Lighting’s Zero Drop Elite Tivotape

This LED light tape features high color rendering and R9 value to make colors stand out in custom applications for high-end retail and restaurants, resorts and hotels, single and multi-family homes, and apartment units in residential high-rise buildings. Specifically, Elite

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Current, Powered by GE Releases Flat Panel Retrofit Kit with Integrated Sensors

GE Lumination™ RPL Series Recessed LED Refit kits bring a smooth uniform look to any drop ceiling landscape. By providing high uniformity, excellent efficiency and reduced glare the RPL is ideal for commercial office, education or healthcare applications. The RPL

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Director of Engineering, AEC (Atlantic Energy Concepts Inc.)

There is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced LIGHTING DESIGN ENGINEERING MANAGER that will bring a high level of technical knowledge to further elevate the company’s capabilities while managing and mentoring our in-house team of dedicated design professionals. This key

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Top 10 LED Package Manufacturer Revenue Ranking of 2018

2018 has proven to be a difficult year for many LED manufacturers: the industry as a whole was burdened with the weight of oversupply, and the US-China trade dispute caused end demand to stagnate. LED packaging revenue in 2018 reached

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DOE Announces $47 Million for Flexible Building Technologies, HVAC and Solid-State Lighting

Residential and commercial buildings account for approximately 40% of the Nation’s total energy demand and about 75% of all electricity use. Topic 3 – Solid-state Lighting Technologies: This topic supports the development of highly efficient lighting technologies and systems to

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Apple in Talks with Potential Suppliers of Sensors for Self-Driving Cars

The moves provide fresh evidence of Apple’s renewed ambitions to enter the autonomous vehicle derby, an effort it calls Project Titan. The talks are focused on next-generation LiDAR, a sensor that provides a three-dimensional look at the road. (LiDAR, which

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Hotel’s Wake-Up Call – Using Lighting

Guests at the Retreat in Iceland can book a ‘natural wake up’ call in the morning along with their daily newspaper and breakfast. At the time indicated by the guest, a five-minute-long dynamic light cycle is activated, which shifts the

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Automotive LED Lighting to Take off with Smart Applications

Despite that the global automotive sales have slowed down in the past year due to the trade dispute and overall market decline, the demands for luxury automobiles in China and the increasing new energy (NEV) car market still bring up

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Signify Agrees to Acquire a Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Specialist

Signify has agreed to acquire a small Hong Kong company specializing in Wi-Fi for wireless lighting control technology, marking the second time in a month that the world’s largest lighting company has drawn attention to a technology other than Bluetooth

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LRC Additive Manufacturing for Lighting Consortium

From economies of scale to economies of scope, additive manufacturing (AM) is poised to transform industries by increasing flexibility, speed, efficiency, responsiveness, and power across value chains and entire ecosystems. The Additive Manufacturing for Lighting Consortium by Lighting Research Center

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Robot Helps Light Japan’s Toyota Stadium

In a world first, robots sped up the installation time for the pitch lighting at the Toyota Stadium in Aichi, Japan, one of the stadiums earmarked for the Rugby World Cup this autumn. By marching across the playing field and

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New Light in Old Spaces by Doug Chandler

The market potential for putting modern LED lighting systems in existing buildings dwarfs new construction, but in many ways it’s a more challenging market to serve. Thanks to the humble light-emitting diode, the lighting market is among the brighter sectors

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