Monthly Archives: August 2019

Lighting: What’s Next? by Dr. Mark Rea

At the LRC Summit, 15-17 OCT in Troy, NY, Dr. Mark Rea will offer a keynote session, ” Lighting:  What’s Next?” Lighting’s value must be sought not just through traditional business models, but through creating greater value for society and

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Strategies of Global LED Manufacturers during Challenging Time in the Industry [Part 1]

LED manufacturers all over the world have suffered from low profit and market uncertainty due to continuous price competition and on-going trade dispute. Besides cutting off lighting business, LEDinside observed the strategies developed by worldwide LED companies under the difficult

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Strategies of Global LED Manufacturers during Challenging Time in the Industry [Part 2]

Facing the difficulties in the industry, global LED companies developed their strategies trying to keep their business prospering. LEDinside analyzed the different approaches of worldwide LED manufacturers. https://www.ledinside.com/news/2019/8/strategies_global_led_manufacturers_part2

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Cree Announces Fiscal 4Q19 and 2019 Financial Results with Increasing Wolfspeed Business

For fiscal 4Q19 which ends on June 30, 2019, Cree registered a revenue of US$251.2 million for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, down by 5% YoY and 8% QoQ. GAAP net loss from continuing operations for the fourth quarter

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EPA Publishes Revised Luminaires Specification for Energy Star Compliance

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized Version 2.2 (V2.2) of the Energy Star Luminaires specification. Energy Star compliance gates many incentive and rebate programs and was one of the earliest market-transformation programs for LED-based lighting, although its future

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Philly to Switch All 100,000 Streetlights to ‘Smart’ LEDs; Expect Some Debate

Philadelphia was the first city in America with public streetlights, thanks to Ben Franklin’s introduction of the oil candle in colonial times. But the city has been a little slower than others to switch its public streetlights to modern energy-saving

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The Light and Health Alliance of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer

The Light and Health Alliance is a collaboration among Members (manufacturers, government organizations and NGOs, codes and standards bodies) and practitioners, including architects, specifiers, medical facility managers and physicians, to enable the broad adoption of lighting for human health by

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Record Grant for Scientists to Study Light and Health

The US-based National Institute on Aging is giving $3.8 million to top researcher Dr. Mariana Figueiro, professor and director at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York state. The institute wants Figueiro to probe if

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Osram Waives Standstill Agreement with AMS

Osram announced that its Managing Board and Supervisory Board have waived the existing standstill agreement with AMS and signed a cooperation agreement. This clears the way for a voluntary public takeover offer by AMS. The offer, which is expected to

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DOE Evaluates Tunable-White Classroom Lighting

In May 2019, the Department of Energy (DOE) published a Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) report evaluating a trial installation of tunable-white lighting systems at three classrooms in an elementary school in Folsom, California. Using monitoring, the researchers found the

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Dublin’s Aviva stadium goes LED

The venue – famous for Six Nations Rugby clashes and international football fixtures – is a venue for Euro 2020 matches, and the new lighting needs to meet the distinctive lighting requirements of UEFA, FIFA, and World Rugby. Musco installed the

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2018 Rankings for Global Automotive LED Package Suppliers

According to the newly released 2019 Global Automotive LED Market Report- Passenger Car and Box Truck report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, the global automotive market has been showing declines since 2018 amid global trade frictions and economic recessions,

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2019 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting Update – REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 6

EPA is pleased to provide you with the following updates for the 2019 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting, which will be held September 10 – 12, in Charlotte, North Carolina. For full meeting details, please visit the 2019 ENERGY STAR Products

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University of Oregon Publishes Paper on Workplace Light and Views

The University of Oregon (UO) has published a new white paper, “The Impact of Lighting and Views in the Workplace of the Future.”The Impact of Lighting and Views in the Workplace of the Future.”* The paper concludes that daylit spaces

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Addressing the Inevitable by Susan Bloom

Earlier this month, following unsuccessful negotiations with China, President Trump announced via Twitter that he plans to levy an additional 10% tariff on certain imports from China beginning on September 1, and on others (including many consumer electronics as well

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DOE Launches Next Phase of Connected Indoor Lighting Tests

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) program, managed by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is launching the next phase of evaluations of indoor connected lighting systems. The initial phase, which began in 2017,

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DOE LED Driver Tests Validate Improving Reliability and Testing Methodology

The US DOE has tested LED drivers in a stressed environment for as long as 7500 hours; and while there have been failures, the accelerated stress testing is said by the researchers to demonstrate improving driver reliability in the SSL

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Advanced LED Technology Enables Next Generation Automotive Applications

Many LED producers have turned their focus to automotive applications for higher profit. The ongoing development of autonomous driving technology and next generation automobile also creates new requirements for automotive lighting as well as automotive displays, leading to new opportunities

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San Diego Smart LED Street Lights Help Police, Garner ACLU Interest

The smart LED street light project ongoing in San Diego has likely now stretched to 4000 poles. The lights are networked using a relatively lower-speed scheme for on/off and dimming controls, but the city also mounts a smart network node

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Brazil City Saves 50% Electricity Cost with LED Streetlights

Belo Horizonte, one of Brazil’s largest cities, is realizing 50% electricity cost savings by upgrading 182,000 streetlights with new LEDs. The new LED lights also improve the safety of the citizens on the streets of Belo Horizonte. The LED upgrade

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