Monthly Archives: May 2019

IoT for Free by Ted Konnerth, Egret Consulting Group’s Founder and Chairman of the Board

We attended LightFair, as usual and in general it felt a little less crowded, with fewer exhibitors and lighter foot traffic. LFI has become the mega-show for the lighting industry; but is now facing multiple competitive shows across the country

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Five Myths About 5G, Debunked

There are a lot of myths about what the fifth generation of wireless connectivity can and can’t do. WSJ’s Spencer MacNaughton debunks five common 5G myths. Wall Street Journal…Published on Mar 5, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=296&v=lu9G7ef9uBg

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Unveiled: The Downlight with Built-in Alexa

The lighting industry’s first downlight with built-in voice control by Amazon’s Alexa has been unveiled by Eaton. While Alexa is becoming increasingly common for lighting control in the residential sector, this is the first luminaire to have the voice-control assistant completely built

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IES Educational Webinar Series

https://www.ies.org/education/webinars/ Each month, the IES presents a live webinar on topics we believe will be beneficial to our membership and the public at large. We are excited to offer you this education-oriented program where you can expand your knowledge about

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Ecosense Lighting Lore LFI 2019 Most Innovative Product of the Year

(Recessed Downlights, Wall Washers and Multiples) Lore is a fully adaptable luminaire family that features our newest optic & driver technology, engineered for precise beam performance and beautiful dimming. Every fixture in the Lore family debuts & shares our power,

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InstantFit T8 Visible Light Communication TLED by Signify – LFI 2019 Product Category Award Winner

(Lamps: Conventional, Retrofit and Replacement) InstantFit LED T8 VLC enables Philips’ Indoor Positioning System in a retrofit TLED. It features patented Philips Visible Light Communications (VLC) technology enabling location-based services without any additional fixture hardware while delivering high-quality light &

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Acuity Peerless Renna LFI 2019 Design Excellence Award

(Commercial Indoor: Troffers, Suspended and Surface Mounted) A simplicity of form provides compatibility with modern architecture, especially open and deconstructed ceilings. The 4” housing width and minimal 1/4” lightguide bezel supports a balance of visual comfort with a minimalist physical

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SLD Laser LaserLight MicroSpot Module LFI 2019 Technical Innovation Award

(LED / OLED, Chips and Modules) The LaserLight MicroSpot Module is the world’s first 400 lumen module offering a 2 degree collimated beam from a 35mm optic. LaserLight MicroSpot Module combines the highest luminance source, LaserLight SMD, with a TIR

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2019 LFI Innovation Awards

LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards showcased the industry’s most innovative products introduced during the last 12 months. Entries spanned 14 categories, with each submission judged by an independent panel of lighting professionals. Check all product submissions: https://www.lightfair.com/lfi-innovation-awards

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Five Trends Spotted at Lightfair 2019 by Jim Lucy

As attendees scurry around the miles of aisles of Lightfair to stop by the remaining booth visits on their list, it’s time to summarize the key trends that emerged at America’s largest lighting show of the year, which one attendee

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EW’s Top 10 Product Picks for May 2019

Congrats to ABB, Burndy, Greenlee, Ideal Networks, Klein Tools, Legrand, Leviton, Meltric, Milwaukee Tool and PrincetonTech for having their products selected for Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 Product Picks for May, 2019. Do you have a product you would like us

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EC&M’s 2019 Top 10 Electrical Design Firms

EC&M‘s Top 40 electrical design firms list for 2019, ranked specifically by electrical design revenue earned in 2018. The photo gallery offers a sneak peek at the companies making it into the top 10 spots. To find out more about

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Self-driving Startup Aurora to Acquire LiDAR Company Blackmore

In Aurora’s announcement, the company noted that on top of its prior knowledge of self-driving technology, it is now focusing on the next generation LiDAR technology called Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW). Blackmore, with its expertise in FMCW, will provide

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Lightfair 2019: Mike Eby’s Product Picks

Whether you’re experiencing the 2019 Lightfair International show live and in person in Philadelphia or from the comfort of your favorite spot at home, EC&M magazine has all the coverage you need. Our editorial team is exploring the Pennsylvania Convention

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Semiconductor Stalwart Arm Launches a Smart Building Initiative

“Co-opetition” between the lighting and IT industries for IoT business is ratcheting up. Sometimes it will be outright competition. In a reminder that the lighting industry will have to compete against the information technology industry in its bid to win

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Apple Wins Patents for Micro LED

Apple reported that the US Patent and Trademark Office have published several new patents for Apple recently including two patents of Micro LED chip transferring and structure and one related to a head-mounted system with a holographic element. The two

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Signify to Acquire Two Livestock Lighting Companies

The deal to acquire Once Inc. (Plymouth, MN) and iLOX (Vechta, Germany) should close this quarter. Between them, the companies make lighting systems geared toward raising poultry, pigs, fish, and other animals so that they fatten up well. Signify’s pending

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City Upgrades to LED Street Lights at No Cost

The city of Montgomery, Ala., has begun an upgrade to its streetlights, thanks to a project with Alabama Power Company. According to the city, 22,462 streetlights will be upgraded to energy-efficient LED systems. The project with Alabama Power Company began

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Lighting Controls Lead LED Conversation by Naomi Millán

Lightfair International is where the entire lighting industry gets together to debut innovations and showcase future concepts. It’s an enormous show, but meeting with a dozen or so manufacturers of products geared at commercial facilities, some themes start to emerge.

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Osram, FSG Form Partnership for Smart Building IoT Solutions

Osram is a global high-tech lighting company, and FSG provides building technology system design, integration, installation, and managed services. As part of the collaborative partnership, FSG will offer the Encelium® Light Management System and fixture-integrated sensors, controls, and components by Osram

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