Monthly Archives: September 2019

Bain, Advent to Bid for Osram as Takeover Battle Escalates

Bain Capital and Advent International are preparing a fresh offer for German lighting maker Osram Licht AG, ratcheting up a bidding war with Austrian sensor maker AMS AG. The two buyout firms will spend the coming weeks conducting due diligence,

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Eaton Announces Name for Lighting Business Spinoff

Curt Hutchins, Group President, Lighting Division, Eaton provided the statement: “Today we revealed to employees that ‘Cooper Lighting Solutions’ will be the company name and brand that will represent the Lighting business as an independent, publicly-traded company following the anticipated

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Smart Buildings and the IoT

What, exactly, is the IoT and how does it relate to building energy management? The IoT is the concept of connecting any device with an on/off switch to the Internet and/or to each other. IoT uses one common Internet Protocol

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SYLVANIA UltraLED™ Volumetric Troffer

Available in 2’x2′ and 2’x4′, the UltraLED Volumetric Troffer is ideal for offices, retail spaces, hallways, multipurpose rooms and hospitality. All DLC Premium listed, maximizing rebate opportunities. Offering up to 59% energy savings in retrofit applications when compared to traditional

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Tivoli Lighting Offers New High Output, Low Profile TivoGraze for Interior Architectural Grazing Applications

TivoGraze is a low profile fixture with a proprietary adjustable mounting system to enable easy concealment providing 1300 lumens per foot for indoor and outdoor linear grazing applications. TivoGraze is available in 2700K and 3500K set at a 10-degree beam

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SLG’s New ‘HX Extreme High-Bay’ LED Fixtures

Ideal for a broad range of commercial, institutional, and retail applications, the fixtures deliver the utmost in quality, performance, aesthetics, and affordability from an experienced company that stands by its products with U.S.-based design and manufacturing as well as an

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2019 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting Presentations

The 2019 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting was held Tuesday, September 10 – Thursday, September 12, 2019, at The Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, NC. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would like to thank all the partners and industry stakeholders who attended, presented, and helped

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LED Holds 70 Percent of A-Line Lamp Market

According to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) A-line Lamp Index, LED A-line shipments increased 2.3 percent in the first quarter of 2019 compared to Q418, but decreased 7.1 percent compared to Q118. Halogen A-line lamps posted a decrease in

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MUSCO Lights up Washington Monument

Just a day after the Washington Monument reopened to the public, the National Park Service announced Friday that the 555-foot tall obelisk’s exterior lighting is getting a boost that should make nighttime viewing even more impressive. The NPS has partnered

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Beijing’s £9bn Airport Lit Up for Opening

Lighting is set to play in crucial role in the passenger experience at Beijing’s new £9 billion airport, which opens this month. Some 1,300 LED downlight from Osram, all controlled intelligently by a central system, are integrated into lines in the

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Cree to Increase Its SiC Capacity by Building the World’s Largest SiC Device Manufacturing Facility in New York

After selling the lighting business, Cree is accelerating its development in silicon carbide technology. The US firm announced the plan to establish a silicon carbide corridor on the East Coast of the United States with the creation of the world’s

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Osram Shrinks Infrared LEDs for Facial Recognition

Keeping with its new emphasis on “high-tech photonics” over general illumination, Osram has introduced two new infrared LEDs — which Osram calls IREDs — intended for use as facial recognition chips that unlock smartwatches. The Munich company said that its

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Supply Chain Upbeat About Mini LED Sector in 2020

Strong demand for mini LED in 2020 is expected offer related equipment suppliers, driver IC vendors, panel makers and materials distributors lucrative business opportunities. US-based semiconductor equipment supplier Kulicke and Soffa Industries (K&S) expects mini LED equipment to outrace advanced

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Osram to Develop Automotive LED with 25,600 Pixels in One Chip for Next-gen Vehicles

Several LED manufacturers in the industry have turned their business focus to automotive applications targeting the progressing automotive and electric vehicle development. Osram released the idea of the first hybrid LED “Eviyos” two years ago and is progressing the second

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Nobel Laureate Shuiji Nakamura Sees Laser Lighting and Li-Fi the Next Target for LEDs

Shuiji Nakamura, the blue LED inventor and the winner of Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014, visited Taiwan last week and delivered speeches in Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University and Chung Hsing University, as well as in Micro LED company

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EW’s LED Lighting Picks for September, 2019

Congratulations to the project managers and marketing teams of Aeon, Douglas Lighting Controls, EarthTronics, G&G Industrial Lighting, Klein Tools, MaxLite, Prescolite, TAMCO, Tivo Lighting and WAC Landscape Lighting for having their products selected for this month’s LED Lighting Picks. Do

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Smart Cities: An Emerging Business Opportunity for Electrical Contractors by Jim Lucy

Electrical contractors are in a good position to capitalize on a big chunk of this developing niche. Electrical contractors may be in better position than they realize to develop a profitable presence in the emerging Smart City market. Panelists at

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Nichia Launches World First 2-in-1 Tunable White, Single LES, Mid-power 3030 LED

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve color tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia announces its game-changing 2-in-1 tunable white LED. This is the industry’s first tunable white LED in a

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Japan Switches on LEDs for the Rugby World Cup

New LED lighting has been unveiled at the Kobe Misaki stadium for the world’s biggest rugby tournament in Japan. By marching across the playing field and taking a range of measurements, including beam direction, horizontal illuminance, color temperature and color

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Detroit Finishing Up Replacing All Defective Streetlights

The city’s Public Lighting Authority on Monday is expected to complete the replacement of nearly 20,000 defective LED streetlights that caused premature dimming and failures. The replacement, which is expected to cost between $7 million to $8 million, is ahead of the lighting

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