Monthly Archives: June 2019

Amerlux Looks to Accelerate Product Development Under Delta Group Ownership

Delta’s acquisition of Amerlux, Oakland, NJ closed on May 31, adding a significant player in architectural lighting to Delta’s existing offering in power and thermal management solutions. Delta, based in Taipei, Taiwan, with American headquarters in Fremont, CA, operates through

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Highlights from CLTC’s Recent EPIC Research

The California Lighting Technology Center and the California Energy Commission hosted a webinar focused on research outcomes from our recent EPIC-sponsored project, A New Generation of LED Lighting Systems!  The webinar focused on four key research outcomes: Consumer Preference Study

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The Great Lighting Debate Then and Now by Bill Attardi

The blog in May 2019 by Chris Brown started out like this: “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

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Signify Teams Ericsson to Accelerate 5G Connectivity Lighting Solution

Signify’s indoor luminaire will be embedded with Ericsson 5G Radio Dot in a joint offering that will enable service providers to easily add indoor connectivity to buildings when the lighting systems are being built or upgraded.This is the latest concept

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NYPA to Enhance Smart Street Lighting NY

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will be enhancing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Smart Street Lighting NY program to include a maintenance service option for interested municipalities. Smart Street Lighting NY, announced by the Governor in the 2018 State of

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EW’s 2019 Top 200 Electrical Distributors

Here’s the complete Top 200 feature package, including the list, analysis and sidebars on the largest electrical distributors in the North American market, ranked by 2018 electrical product sales revenue. It’s the definitive look at the companies that control about

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Osram Announces the Sales of Siteco Luminaires Business to Stern Steward Capital

Osram moved a step forwards to its transformation to a high-tech company by selling its Siteco luminaires business to Stern Steward Capital, the investment arm of Stern Steward & Co. based in Munich. According to Osram, “Separation from Osram gives

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IES Active Core Sunlighting: Getting Daylight Beyond Windows to a Building Interior

Active core sunlighting is the subject of a new design guide (DG-31-18) published by the Illuminating Engineering Society. With this approach, sunlight is captured using solar-tracking optics, delivered deep within the building core, and distributed as general, task and/or accent

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Signify to Install Solar LED Street Lights in Seville to Cut Energy Cost and Carbon Emission

Signify announced a new project of installing solar panel powered street lights in the Infanta Elena Park in Seville, Spain to enhance the safety of visitors as well as to improve energy efficiency. With the pilot project, 20 Philips SunStay

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Epistar Sees Opportunity in Mini LED and Might Benefit from US-China Trade Dispute

Epistar continues to work on high margin LED products including UV LED, VCSEL, Mini LED and Micro LED. The company is working intensively with Mini LED projects and its products have been adopted in the end applications including monitors, notebooks

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Enlighted Expands IoT Platform Lighting Control Capabilities

Enlighted, a Siemens company, recently announced new lighting control capabilities have been added to its award-winning building Internet of Things (IoT) Platform. These include advanced tunable white lighting control, daylight harvesting group capabilities, and a two-wire interface for the company’s

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The Retrofit Lighting Opportunity by Doug Chandler

The lighting market is among the brightest sectors in an electrical industry that’s growing steadily overall, and thanks for that can go to the humble light-emitting diode (LED). Most of the attention around the lighting market is focused on new

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Wi-Fi, 5G, IoT… Meet the Street Light of the Future

SIGNIFY has unveiled what it hopes will become the street light of future – a column bristling with high technology capabilities including Wi-Fi, 5G connectivity and Internet of Things sensors. The BrightSites smart pole ‘turbocharges cities’ smart city infrastructure’ says

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Acuity Acquires WhiteOptics

WhiteOptics®), is a New Castle, DE-based manufacturer of advanced optical components used to reflect, diffuse and control light for LED lighting used in commercial and institutional applications. WhiteOptics’ product portfolio includes light guide plates, optical diffusers and innovative micro-structure lenses

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Get 5G Connectivity from Your Lights

Two of the biggest names from the lighting and cellular networking industries — Osram and Nokia — have teamed up to explore the possibility of equipping LED ceiling luminaires with 5G radio chips to transmit data inside commercial building. In

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Samsung Installs LED Displays at New York Time Square

Samsung’s new displays at One Times Square take up the entire front facing panel which together measured more than 1,081 square meters (11,639 square feet). The displays feature premium center-stage exposure with full motion video, live-streaming and interactive capabilities. The

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ENERGY STAR Certified LED Light Bulbs

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Cove Lighting by Allan Tulla

Cove lighting used to be a row of LEDs behind a wooden pelmet or plasterboard moulding. But time moves on. A popular feature is the dropped ceiling or raft. Less common in the UK, but frequently seen elsewhere, is the

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Signify Launches Trulifi

Signify launched a new range of LiFi systems that includes the world’s fastest and most reliable LiFi systems commercially available. The range, branded Trulifi, leverages existing and future professional luminaires. Instead of using radio signals (such as WiFi, 4G/5G, Bluetooth, etc.), Trulifi uses

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OLEDs Light Dentist Office on Park Ave

Don Kossar, principal of Don Kossar Interiors, was designing the dental office of Dr. Pasquale Malpeso on Park Avenue in Manhattan, NYC, when he envisioned OLED fixtures encircling the reception desk and arching down the entry staircase. Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)

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