pureLiFi Raises US$18M in Series B to Bring LiFi to Mass Market

Scottish LiFi company pureLiFi announced that it has completed a US$18 million in its Series B fundraise. The funding round includes Temasek, an investment company headquartered in Singapore, and the Scottish Investment Bank. The investment will allow the company to

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ASHRAE Releases 2019 Energy Standard

ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings is now available. The new standard contains more than 100 changes from the 2016 version, including numerous energy-saving measures. Some significant changes at: https://www.techstreet.com/ashrae/standards/ashrae-90-1-2019-i-p?gateway_code=ashrae&product_id=2088527

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Bipartisan Legislation to Reintroduce Energy-Efficient Incentives

At the end of 2017, two energy-efficient tax incentives expired. Section 25C and section 45L of the tax code. The Home Energy Savings Act would reinstate and extend the energy-efficiency tax credit through 2026 and establish higher goals for home

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Apple Granted a Patent for In-Vehicle Lighting System

Last week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published 59 patents of Apple including one patent named “Lighting Systems of Vehicle Seats,” which is believed to be part of Apple’s autonomous vehicle project “Project Titan,” according to the report of

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Wage Growth in Construction Outpacing National Average

For all industries, annual wage growth in October was 2.1%, unchanged from a month earlier, according to Glassdoor. However, annual wages for construction workers rose the most of any profession tracked by the jobsite provider, increasing 6.1% year-over-year to a median pay

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Amerlux Quick-Line Recessed 4″ Linear Reduces Installation, Upfront Costs

Amerlux’s new Quick-Line Recessed 4″ Linear is an architectural-grade LED fixture that delivers on the promise of speed, low cost and high quality, while adding another design option. Sold in middle-of-run segments, Quick-Line is stocked on the shelf in standard

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AEE Currently Scheduled U.S. Live Training Programs in 2020

The Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) accreditation is one of the most globally respected in the field of energy management. Since 1985, professionals from over 100 countries have participated in AEE’s approved CEM training programs. The Certified Energy Manager is an

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LED Light Replacement Saves Energy and Helps to Slow Down Climate Change

CEO of Signify spoke on this year’s Climate Week in New York calling for action against climate change and underlined that switching conventional lighting into connected LEDs is part of the solutions. Lighting makes up 13% of global electricity consumption

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AMS Launches New Osram Bid

AMS launched a renewed $5 billion takeover bid for Osram on Thursday, hoping its latest offer would convince investors with a lower acceptance rate and concessions to the German lighting group’s management and trade unions. The Austrian sensor maker failed

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Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike LEDs Adopted for LED Light Bulbs of Human-Centric Lighting Design

The SunLike Series LEDs (REMEZ) adopted by RemiLicht GmbH for LED light bulb used for residential lighting and desk lamp achieved color temperatures of warm white (3000K) and cold white (5700K), optimized to natural light spectra by reaching lower blue

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Ruggedized Laptop Maker Set to Embed Li-Fi Chips

Taiwan’s Getac is working with pureLiFi and looks likely to do away with dongles in transmitting information via lightwaves. One of the main things holding back Li-Fi from general adoption is the absence of any end user devices that embed

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Environmental Groups in the US Sue the Government over Light Bulb Standard Rollback

Environmental Groups in the U.S. filed a lawsuit against the U.S. DOE for challenging the recent rollback of energy-saving light bulb standard. In September 2019, the Trump’s administration withdrew the Obama’s decision in 2017 which added additional light bulb types

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Midstream Rebates by Craig DiLouie

In 2018, LED rebates began to level out after years of declining amounts in line with declining product costs. According to BriteSwitch, an environmental consultant, LED rebates are increasing, with the majority of growth stemming from higher LED luminaire rebates.

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ASE Lighting Savings Report

Limitations of state efficiency policies routinely result in understated energy savings potential of lighting systems, and particularly advanced lighting control technologies, inadvertently leaving substantial savings on the table. Efficiency programs that capitalize on system-level lighting efficiency measures – combining lighting

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EarthTronics Introduces New High-Output, Direct Illumination LED Panel Series

EarthTronics now offers high-efficient direct illumination panels that delivers 4200 and 5250 lumens using only 40 or 50 watts to replace troffer and panel fixtures in existing and new construction ceiling applications. This family of panels includes CCT selectable 1X4,

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DOE Announces Request for Information on Lighting Research and Development Opportunities

The purpose of the RFI is to better understand how lighting research goals can be refined to reflect evolving technology needs and inform related R&D activities. BTO’s Lighting R&D Program aims to drive the development of advanced lighting solutions through

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Leviton Acquires Canada-Based Viscor

Leviton today announced the acquisition of Viscor, Canada’s largest independent lighting manufacturer, which specializes in lighting for architectural, commercial, medical, institutional and industrial applications. This latest acquisition reiterates Leviton’s commitment to strategically expand its lighting and controls product offering. Established

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Harness the Power of Private LTE Networks for Utilities

Webinar – Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019; Time: 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT; Duration: 45 minutes. Historically, utilities have preferred to own their own communications networks as it allows them more control over network reliability, security and coverage.

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LRC Announces New Webinar Series

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is presenting a series of monthly webinars on a variety of leading-edge topics in lighting. The live, one-hour webinars will include information on the latest research in lighting and will be

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WHITE PAPER – Measuring Color Uniformity by Luger Research

The color uniformity of light generated by LED luminaires plays a major role in many lighting applications. This makes it an important parameter to measure in both the R&D stage and during the quality assurance process. MKS Instruments has stayed

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