Monthly Archives: December 2020

The Lighting ‘Nook’ That Helps People with Autism

The Sensory Nook is the first mobile lighting pod designed to support people with special needs in education, care sector, public and social spaces and the workplace. They are designed provide a safe shelter that doesn’t isolate individuals but allows

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New LRC Report Titled “Lighting Answers: UV Disinfection Products”

This publication includes information on products that produce optical radiation at specific ultraviolet (UV) or very short visible wavelengths, designed for use in disinfecting indoor building surfaces and/or air. Three key aspects of UV disinfection are considered throughout the document:

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DALI-2 Certification Now Includes Part 208 for Relays and Switches

The DALI Alliance recently announced it has extended the DALI-2 certification program to include control gear that function as switches and relays. Such devices implement Part 208 of the DALI-2 certification scheme, which is built on the international IEC 62386

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Lighting: We’re Doing It All Wrong by Craig DiLouie

In an article published in LIGHT LINES, SLL Light Lines September/October 2020 by Matrix Print Consultants Ltd – issuu four lighting experts say current lighting design practices are based on satisfying outdated tasks, resulting in inadequate designs, missed opportunities, and

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MDM Webcast:2021 Distribution Industry Outlook

Jan 21, 2021 01:00 PM  Start 2021 off with the economic forecast you need to set priorities and make operational decisions.  Join Baird Senior Research Analyst David Manthey, NetSuite VP Ranga Bodla and MDM CEO Tom Gale for our popular

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2021 Construction Outlook by Jim Lucy

While the pandemic’s impact on the 2021 construction market is on everyone’s mind, some major changes in demand for key project types may present even larger challenges — and opportunities. Even before the pandemic hit, it was always going to

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TrendForce 2021 Infrared Sensing Market Trend- 3D Sensing, LiDAR, SWIR LED

According to TrendForce 2021 Infrared Sensing Market Trend- 3D Sensing, LiDAR, SWIR LED, as the market growth of major applications including 3D sensing for mobile devices (smartphone, tablet and AR), automotive in-cabin sensing (DMS and OMS), LiDAR markets (ADAS, autonomous vehicle,

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Lithonia Lighting Luminaires Receive Product of the Year Awards from Consulting-Specifying Engineer

The RADEAN Post Top area luminaire’s twin copper-core cast aluminum arms support the slender superstructure creating a beautiful sculpture by day which transforms into a beacon of comfort by night. RADEAN has a lumen output from 3,000 to 17,000 lumens

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………One Giant Leap for Mankind

It just seems like that……2020 is a year one will talk about for many years, ya think. A pandemic, a new President, I got married…….. some good news in there for some.  We can and we will adjust to the

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TrendForce: Global LED Demand Set to Rebound from Rock Bottom in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on the LED industry in 2020, resulting in a considerable drop in market demand and a projected yearly revenue of merely US$15.127 billion, a 10% decrease YoY, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.

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Congress Considers the Energy Act of 2020

Congress is now considering the Energy Act of 2020, which contains numerous provisions related to energy production, distribution, and more-efficient end use. Not much directly related to lighting but maybe the Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction will get another extension. Microsoft

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Signify and Honeywell Team Up in UVC Market

Honeywell and Signify announced a strategic alliance to deploy integrated, smart lighting solutions for commercial buildings. Together, the companies aim to improve the occupant experience – focusing on productivity and well-being – and to reduce energy consumption. The collaboration integrates

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Signify Will Shrink HQ

As the world’s leading lighting company, Signify routinely practices what it preaches, installing its latest innovation in connected, human-centric, germicidal or other offerings at its own facilities. Now, it’s about to also gain first-hand experience in the foreboding market possibility

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Warsaw Rolls Out Huge Lighting Replacement Project

 The city of Warsaw is rolling out one of the largest street lighting replacement projects in Europe. The Polish capital is replacing its 38,500 luminaires on its main arterial roads with LED versions made to a unique design. The new

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Espen Technology Launches 3-Output, Type C Linear Systems

Espen Technology, a leading manufacturer of indoor, linear, LED lighting solutions, has announced its launch of 3-output linear systems, as part of its CoreTechTMfamily of Type C lamps, modules, and drivers.  The CoreTech VPL LED Drivers, with 3-level selectable output are

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This December 2020 Issue of Electrical Contractor on Lighting is Not to be Missed

The lighting market is a large one. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates each of the nation’s 128 million households has, on average, 40 lamp sockets. Do some simple math and that adds up to more than 5 billion

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Lighting & Homes for Tomorrow Announces 2020 Competition Winners

The LHFT competition has recognized nine connected home products and platforms, including three connected lighting, controls, and ceiling fan products. In 2020, the competition sought residential connected lighting, lighting controls, ceiling fans, plug load controls, heating and cooling (HVAC) and

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ACEEE: California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Rounding out this year’s top 10, are Massachusetts (#2), Vermont (#3), Rhode Island (#4), New York (#5), Maryland (#6), Connecticut (#7), Washington, DC (#8), and Minnesota and Oregon (tied for #9).  States are still adopting new energy-saving rules, but the

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EU Policymakers Must Seize Opportunity to Secure Public Health Through Lighting

As interest in ultraviolet C-band (UV-C) disinfection technologies as an effective tool to combat the current pandemic booms over recent months, LightingEurope is working to shape policies that will foster sustainable uptake and growth for UV-C. We advocate the inclusion

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Broad-Spectrum LEDs Have Greatest Impact on Cannabis Yield

Fluence by OSRAM, a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lightingsolutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, released results from its latest research trial analyzing how various supplemental and sole-source light spectra impact cannabis plant yield, consistency and quality. Fluence conducted

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