Lightfair 2019 Exhibitors Prepare Their SSL Wares

The SSL design and technology community is preparing to land in the City of Brotherly Love for the annual LightFair tradeshow and conference. LightFair International launches this week in Philadelphia, PA, with this year’s theme “The Synergy of Light in

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2019 LIGHTFAIR Product Guide

The Lighting Controls Association is proud to offer an advance look at a selection of dozens of new products that will be displayed by members at LIGHTFAIR International May 21-23, 2019 in Philadelphia. http://lightingcontrolsassociation.org/2019/05/14/2019-lightfair-product-guide/

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The Best Cheap Smart LEDs by CNET

Smart lights that you can automate and control with your voice make lots of sense, and if you’re looking to make the upgrade you’ll find plenty of options. That includes a growing number of LED smart bulbs from reputable brands

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Acuity Promises Affordable OLED Luminaires in OLEDworks Alliance

While many mainstream LED lighting companies have jettisoned OLED technology, Acuity Brands has continued to hang in there, and now it has signed a deal with specialist OLEDWorks to help it expand its line with what it says will be

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Osram Pilots Smart Building IoT Solution at Canadian University

Advancement of IoT technology enables integration of lighting and other application to improve efficiency of energy usage and save electricity cost. Commercial real estate owners are therefore actively seeking the benefits of data-driven, real-time applications that will modernize a business

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DiiA Announces D4i Extension to DALI for Intra-Luminaire Smart SSL Interface

Smart and connected luminaire architectures will benefit from a standardized version of DALI deployed internally between LED drivers and connectivity/sensor modules, and such a modular architecture offers flexibility in network options. https://www.ledsmagazine.com/

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H.E. Williams, Inc. Acquires Platformatics, Inc.

H.E. Williams, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Platformatics, Inc., a provider of network-based systems for the smart building Internet of Things (IoT) industry. The Platformatics solutions improve end-user comfort, productivity and safety through Power over Ethernet (PoE)

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Detroit Sues Lighting Manufacturer Over Failed Street Lights

The City of Detroit filed a lawsuit against Leotek Electronics USA, an LED lighting manufacturer based in California, claiming more than 20,000 LED street lights purchased less than 5 years ago are failing. The lawsuit, filed in United States District

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Osram Reports $101.9M Loss in Second Quarter

Financial results at Osram continued their downbeat trend. The world’s second-largest lighting company reported that revenue on a comparable basis fell 13.5% to $965.4M as EBITDA before special items plunged 92% for the second quarter ending Mar. 31, compared to

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CIE Position Statement On The Blue Light Hazard

There have been a number of reports in the media about the risk to human health following exposure to light from sources such as light emitting diodes (LEDs), referring to the term “blue light hazard” (BLH). This term has been

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Orion Lighting and BC Energy Solutions Complete LED Lighting Upgrade Project

Orion Energy Systems (Orion Lighting), LED lighting and energy project solutions provider, and Arizona based energy solutions firm BC Energy Solutions, announced that they have completed US$4.9 million in LED lighting upgrade projects across nine states in the U.S. funded

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DOE Evaluates Handheld Meter Effectiveness For Characterizing SSL Flicker

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has published research evaluating handheld flicker measurement devices and discerning how well such systems perform. The testing was performed by the agency’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in which dedicated handheld meters and add-on

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New Scientific Device Creates Electricity from Snowfall

UCLA researchers and colleagues have designed a new device that creates electricity from falling snow. The first of its kind, this device is inexpensive, small, thin and flexible like a sheet of plastic. The researchers call it a snow-based triboelectric

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Amerlux Square LED Pendant and Aesthetics

Amerlux’s Rook 3.5″ Square Pendant is a versatile solution for open ceilings as a surface-mount pendant or a pendant with a remote driver. The Rook 3.5″ Square Pendant re-imagines the popular Hornet HP Downlight in a new square pendant form.

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Healthe’s Circadian Bulb Changes Spectral Output in Response to the Sun’s Position

Healthe Inc. has added an LED bulb to its line of circadian lighting products that can dynamically change spectral output over the course of the day, delivering what it says are invigorating blues in the morning and minimizing the blues

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What Will the Utility of the Future Look Like? by Kevin Joy

From interconnected smart devices to employees with new skill sets, these trends are poised to shape business and customer service models. Once considered predictable and even stodgy, the power and utilities sector is rapidly transforming — and the future is

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Jobs Surge in April, Unemployment Rate Falls to the Lowest Since 1969

The U.S. jobs machine kept humming along in April, adding a robust 263,000 new hires while the unemployment rate fell to 3.6%, the lowest in a generation, according to a Labor Department report Friday. The American economy “easily beat Wall

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Cree Announces Financial Report for Its Fiscal 3Q19 with Focus on Wolfspeed Business

Revenue from continuing operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 was US$274 million, which represents a 22% on-year increase. The company announced on March 14, 2019 a definitive agreement to sell the Lighting Products business to IDEAL Industries. As

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Signify’s Q1 Profits Jump Amid Limp Sales and Layoffs

Financial results continued to brighten at Signify, where net income for the first quarter ending Mar. 31 more than doubled to $49M on the strength of ongoing cost cutting, as sales slipped slightly to $1.65B from $1.67B, compared to the

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Networked Lighting Controls & Rebates by BriteSwitch

Since the addition of a networked lighting controls category to the Design Lighting Consortium (DLC) list in 2016, it has been seen by many as the next big thing in lighting. According to DLC, these controls can save 35% or more

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