Monthly Archives: January 2021

Register Now: LEDucation Virtual Conference & Online Marketplace

The March 16-17, 2021 LEDucation Virtual Conference will take place virtually and offers a variety of accredited webinars covering lighting design, controls, sustainability, and health topics. The 2021 Online Marketplace opens March 16th with advanced NEW Features to enhance the showroom experience for

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Seoul Viosys Begins Mass Production of 25Gbps VCSELs for 5G Communication Applications

VCSEL is a laser diode technology that converts electrical signals into optical signals. It has recently attracted attention as a light-based communication technology that achieves ultra-high-speed data communication in 5G environments. This technology is necessary for AR/VR, 3D sensing and

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Stacked Molecules Create Efficient and Stable Pure-Blue OLEDs

While red and green OLEDs with excellent performance exist, producing efficient blue OLEDs with long, stable lifespans has proved challenging. Researchers in Japan have developed pure-blue organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) with high efficiency and long lifetimes. They say that this

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Ground-Breaking Optics Debut in $450 Million Art Gallery

Innovative lighting optics developed by technologists in the US are being used for the first time in new US$450 million art gallery. QuarkStar’s radical Edge-X technology has been specified by top lighting design practice L’Observatoire for the newly opened Kinder

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NICHIA Reveals Dual Function LED for General Illumination and Bacteria Disinfection

Nichia has released the new NF2W585AR-P8, a 4.0mm x 3.6mm LED, a staple of Nichia’s General Lighting portfolio. http://www.nichia.co.jp/jp/product/led_product_data.html?type=’NF2W585AR-P8′ It has been well-known for years that UV-C and UV-B wavelengths, ranging from ~200nm–380nm, has been used for disinfection. However, it

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99% of Coronavirus Particles Killed in 30 Seconds with Nichia’s UVC LED

In the future, it will work with various brands to adopt this LED in products such as air purifiers and air conditioners for places that cannot be disinfected with alcohol. According to Nichia, when the wavelength is 265nm, the virucidal

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2021 Must-Read Introduction to Energy Commodities: Trading and Trends Explained

In this energy commodity guide, we explain what types of energy commodities make up the energy market. We explore the present energy consumption figures, future projections, and the types of energies we are likely to consume more of in the

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Amerlux Partners with Vyv to Offer Antimicrobial Lighting

The partnership represents a groundbreaking venture for Amerlux, which in recent months has sought to broaden its product portfolio in response to customer demand for lighting that can help clean environments. Within 90 days, Amerlux will integrate Vyv’s antimicrobial light

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LRC Releases New Guidance on Circadian-Effective Lighting

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently published new guidance documents for designing circadian-effective lighting in K-12 classrooms and hospital patient rooms while avoiding increased energy use. Lighting design can reduce energy use by ensuring that each area

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The SLL Lighting Guide LG20 to Help Facilities Managers

Lighting and Facilities Management sets out a logical approach to identifying and undertaking lighting related tasks such as relamping and upgrades. LG20 published by the Society of Light and Lighting provides guidance on outlining energy consumption and the maintainability of

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International Code Council Releases IECC 2021

Estimated to be 10% more energy-efficient than the 2018 version, 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is now available for purchase. The book’s attention to detail, its logical organization, and its thorough yet concise coverage all make it an ideal tool

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Organisers Cancel the LuxLive 2021 Exhibition

LuxLive 2020 was originally postponed from last November to November 2021 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. ‘The decision to cancel the Event is based on a number of factors,’ said portfolio director James Samuel. ‘These include the ongoing impact of

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EarthTronics Introduces New Powerful Emergency Drivers for LED Backup Lighting

EarthTronics introduces its line of LED Backup Drivers to regulate the power supplied to the LED fixture to ensure that lighting is promptly, automatically provided when power fails for people to evacuate safely in a suitable time in the event

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Signify CEO Eyes $2B in Agricultural Lighting

Eric Rondolat says that food-related and UV-C applications will be the two biggest “sustainability” businesses for the company, followed by solar and 3-D printing of products. Rondolat has identified these four revenue generators the he refers to as “growth platforms

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LRC Webinar: Lighting Answers: UV Disinfection Products

Wednesday, February 10 , 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET – Presenters: Andrew Bierman and Jennifer Brons. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) webinar will provide information on recent research the LRC has conducted on Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection products as

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EW’s Top 10 LED Lighting Picks for January 2021

Congratulations to the project managers and marketing teams of Acuity Brands, LEDVANCE, Leviton, Lind Equipment, MaxLite, Milwaukee Tool, National Specialty Lighting, Nora Lighting, Retrolux with Avi-on, and Universal Lighting Technologies for having their products selected for this month’s Top 10

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Javits Center NYC Confirms for 2021 LIGHTFAIR

October 25-29 conference and October 27-29 trade show. Trade show floor adaptations include wider aisles, one-way traffic and booth capacity limits with open-style designs and hard-wall surfaces encouraged. Conference updates include smaller class sizes, hybrid programming and socially distant configurations

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UBTECH ADIBOT: The UV-C Disinfection Robotic System

The ADIBOT system consists of two UV-C models: the stationary ADIBOT-S model and the autonomous ADIBOT-A model. ADIBOT-S is a stationary robot that is manually placed in the desired disinfection space for use. ADIBOT-A is an autonomous solution that can

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Manage Lighting to Reduce Energy Consumption and Cost by Jim Romeo

Improve lighting, and you will improve a facility’s energy efficiency. Manage your lighting—with equipment, technology and best practices—and you will reduce overall energy consumption and reduce costs. As LED and other lighting technology matures, contractors and other service firms are

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217 Firms Sign Up With Signify To Promote UV-C In The UK

Some 217 contractors, resellers and wholesalers have signed up to promote and distribute Signify’s Philips-branded UV-C lighting range in a major push to promote the technology in the UK. The network will help sell and safely install the company’s recently-unveiled

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