Monthly Archives: December 2019

LG to Introduce Indoor Gardening Appliance at CES 2020

The refrigerator-look indoor gardening appliance adopts LED lighting, temperature and water control, all-in-one seed packages and a growth-monitoring app to help users cultivate nutrient-rich and flavorful greens inside their own homes. Utilizing flexible modules, the appliance replicates optimal outdoor conditions

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Companies Continue Their Transformation in 2019

Many companies of the LED industry initiated their organization or business restructuring since 2018 and their rebuilding have come to an end in 2019. In 2018, we have seen companies announcing sales of their old lighting business and diving into

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WESCO Jumps Into the Bidding to Buy Anixter

An interesting series of events between December 23 and 24 has WESCO offering $4 per share more than private equity group Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for the opportunity to buy Anixter International. On Monday, December 23, Anixter announced CD&R had

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Detroit Receives $4 Million Settlement over Defective Streetlights

The city of Detroit will receive a $4 million settlement from LED manufacturer Leotek Electronics over thousands of LED streetlights the city believed threatened to dim a third of its lighting grid, according to a recent report from The Detroit

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Five Micro LED Highlights You Can’t Miss in 2019

The year of 2019 was a fruitful year for Micro LED as the technology entering a more mature stage with increasing global manufacturers announcing their progresses and updates in Micro LED applications. LEDinside pointed out in its “2019 Micro LED

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The Replacements by Chuck Ross

There’s no doubt that LED-based lighting has rapidly become the favored option for both consumers and commercial building owners. But many consumers and business owners (and perhaps even a few electrical contractors) remain confused about what to look for in

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EW’s LED Lighting Picks for December, 2019

Congratulations to the project managers and marketing teams who had their products picked for this month’s LED lighting product picks: Douglas Lighting Controls, EarthTronics, eos Light, Flex Lighting Solutions, Focal Point, Lind Equipment, Lutron Electronics, Spring Lighting Group, Universal Lighting

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Autonomous Driving Technology and Smart City Solutions to Materialize the Future at CES 2020

Each year the innovative products and technologies showcased at CES bring us closer to our imaginative future life. This year at the event, LiDAR manufacturers, sensor chip providers, automobile companies and other technology builders are joining force to present solutions

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France Tackles Li-Fi’s Interference Zone

National energy and tech agency CEA is heading to CES to show off a technology that stops light from clashing with light and will allow Li-Fi users to wander. Interference. It’s a fact of life. It’s a fact of Li-Fi,

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LEDs Magazine’s Top 20 Articles of 2019 by Carrie Meadows

LEDs Magazine’s Top 20 Articles of 2019 by Carrie Meadows – If there was a moment when we thought it might be a quiet year as 2018 closed, it quickly passed when many companies made big changes in 2019 —

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DOE Announced a Final Determination for Incandescent Light Bulbs

On September 5, 2019 DOE proposed a determination that the existing standards for general service incandescent lamps (GSILs) do not need to be amended. After considering data and a wide range of public comments, today DOE is announcing its final

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Amerlux’s People-First Solution Boosts Comfort, Productivity

Amerlux announced that it will begin shipping in early 2020 an innovative lighting solution that caters to the needs of people inside the building. Amerlux’s new AERUS lighting solution—which delivers a unique style and look compared to other indirect/direct pendants

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Rotterdam Installs Street Light of the Future

A pilot will start in January with three units of the Connective Energy Network Tool – Rotterdam (CENT-R) installed in the Reyeroord district of the city. Dutch manufacturer Lightwell says the trial will enable the city to work towards an

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Lighting Industry Sues to Block California’s Jan. 1 Expanded Light Bulb Efficiency Standards

The lawsuit by NEMA and American Lighting Association, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, seeks to reverse the California Energy Commission’s Nov. 13 decision to update its minimum efficiency standards for light bulbs, which added such common household types as the candle- and

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NEMA’s New Lighting Standard Offers Performance Specifications for LED Lamps

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C78.53-2019 American National Standard for Electric Lamps— Performance Specifications for Direct Replacement LED (Light Emitting Diode) Lamps. This new Standard describes the electrical, mechanical, and photometric characteristics of LED lamps that are

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Energy Department Announces Winner of Sustainable Manufacturing of Luminaires Prize

DOE announced the winner of the Manufacturing Innovator Challenge for Sustainable Manufacturing of Luminaires. Bamboo Pendant, Submitted by Brad Koerner, Koerner Design. The winning entry embodies DOE priorities to increase material and energy efficiency while improving building occupant comfort and

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Apple, Google and Amazon Are Cooperating to Make Your Home Gadgets Talk to Each Other

Amazon, Google and Apple are all competing for people to buy products that work with their in home-systems and are still trying to build a solution that’s simple for everyone to use. But the competition itself has created a really

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Signify to Launch 3D Printing Manufacturing Facility in the US

Signify recently unveiled its facilities to 3D print light shades and luminaires in the Netherlands, and plans to establish 3D printing factories in the US, India and Indonesia. The company has developed 3D printing methods using a 100% recyclable polycarbonate

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LUX Reviewed: Wallwashers by Alan Tulla

A proper wallwasher has a specially designed optical system so that you can achieve even illumination on a wall from top to bottom and, where you don’t want a continuous run, wide spacings between the luminaires. Obviously, you can achieve

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New Report: Energy Efficiency Efforts Have Made Significant Impact

The first-of-its-kind report from three entities — Alliance to Save Energy, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy provides a consolidated analysis of the sweeping impacts of efficiency investments, policies, and innovation, and

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