Healthcare Lighting Guide Set to Be Unveiled

The Society of Light and Lighting has announced that it is set to unveil the long-awaited new version of LG2: Lighting for Healthcare Premises publication. The learned body said the guidance booklet would be in the hands of specifiers, consultants,

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Survey: Rep of the Future Study…Projecting 2025 Needs by Jim Johnson, President, NEMRA

The National Electrical Manufacturer Representative Association (NEMRA) is conducting an industry wide study to understand the needs of manufacturers, distributors and manufacturer representatives with a focus on how the association can better serve its members so that they may be a

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Are You Ready for the 2019 CEC Title 24 JA8 Requirements?

If a builder is going to build in the state of CA, they are required to use lighting products that are considered “High Efficacy” by the California Energy Commission (CEC). The CEC maintains a database of “High Efficacy” lighting products

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LED-Based Video Wall Immerses Potential Home Buyers at Toll Brothers

PixelFLEX has announced a high-profile, LED-based, video-wall project in the New York office of Toll Brothers City Living — a luxury home builder that operates in a number of major US cities. The solid-state lighting (SSL) multimedia installation is intended

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Li-Fi Installed at Hamburg Football Club

Journalists covering the football action at hamburg football club hsv fußball ag  are set to become the first in the world to file their stories using li-fi.This is because Signify’s Trulifi system has just been installed in the press centre at the

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Bluetooth Deal to Drive Adoption of Human Centric Lighting

A breakthrough agreement between two major manufacturers is set make daylight-matching human-centric lighting available to a wide audience. Casambi, the pioneer in wireless lighting controls based on Bluetooth, has teamed up with LED technology specialist Seoul Semiconductor to provide precision

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Cree and Delphi Technologies to Co-develop Automotive Silicon Carbide Devices for Electric Vehicles

Delphi Technologies, an automotive propulsion technologies provider, and Cree will collaborate to utilize silicon carbide semiconductor device technology to enable faster, smaller, lighter and more powerful electronic systems for future electric vehicles (EV). Cree’s silicon carbide-based MOSFET (metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor)

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Acuity Brands Acquires The Luminaires Group

Acuity Brands, Inc. today announced it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire all of the equity interests of The Luminaires Group (“TLG”), a leading provider of specification-grade luminaires for commercial, institutional, hospitality and municipal markets, all of which complements

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Where Are the Best Areas for Lighting Rebates?

The number one question we get is, “Where are the best lighting rebates in the country?” This question makes sense. Customers with multiple locations, nationwide distributors, and contractors all want to focus on those regions with the highest rebates. Unfortunately,

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Greenlite Introduces New Energy Star® Smart Thermostats

Greenlite Lighting Corporation USA announced the addition of an innovative, new Greenlite G2 Smart Thermostat in cooperation with Johnson Controls, Inc. Greenlite’s G2 ENERGY STAR Smart Thermostat complements their extensive range of residential energy-efficiency products, including ENERGY STAR LED lighting

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Philips Hue Launches New Filament Lighting Collection

Signify, the Philips subsidiary behind Hue lighting, has launched a new Filament series with designs that are “reminiscent of traditional, incandescent Edison-style bulbs.” These bulbs can be used in wall fixtures, suspended from the ceiling, or simply placed in a

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Signify, Cisco Team Up Again for PoE

Signify has teamed up with its old Power over Ethernet (PoE) collaborator Cisco to provide PoE to Atea, a $1.1 billion Norwegian systems integrator that is sampling several other Signify smart lighting technologies including visible light communications (VLC) for location

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Signify Launches Portable Smart Lighting Products

Signify announced new smart light products, including an upgraded Hue Go, the Smart button, the Smart plug, and new GU10 and E14 smart bulbs. The Philips Hue Go is a portable smart lamp offering colored smart light with Bluetooth capability

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Osram Sells the SITECO Luminaires Business to Stern Stewart Capital

Osram has found a new owner for the Siteco luminaires business in Stern Stewart Capital. Stern Stewart Capital intends to continue the current transformation approach. Separation from Osram gives Siteco entrepreneurial freedom. The cost situation is also improved with the

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AIA Consensus Construction Forecast Predicts Growth

Spending on nonresidential building construction is expected to increase almost 4% this year and more than 2% in 2020, according to a new consensus forecast from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). Continued volatility has not impacted construction spending as

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Electrical Manufacturers Support DOE Revision of General Service Lamp Definition

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Final Rule defining the scope of general service lamps to be consistent with the intent of Congress when it enacted the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

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LG Innotek Releases 3D Flexible Automotive Lighting

LG Innotek announced the launch of its “Nexlide-HD”, a flexible three-dimensional lighting for cars that emits bright and uniform light from five directions. LG Innotek attached numerous LED onto a thin substrate to product the automotive lighting module. It is

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Lighting as a Service – Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts

Lighting as a Service market worldwide is projected to grow by US$2.5 Billion, driven by a compounded growth of 44%. Commercial, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, displays the potential to grow at over 45.7%. The

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Showcase Office Features Indoor Positioning, Li-Fi And PoE

A state-of-the-art office featuring a range of pioneering lighting technologies has been opened in Norway. New technologies within the Signify Interact system used in the building include a personal control app for the lighting system, what’s described as a highly

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Lighting: What’s Next? by Dr. Mark Rea

At the LRC Summit, 15-17 OCT in Troy, NY, Dr. Mark Rea will offer a keynote session, ” Lighting:  What’s Next?” Lighting’s value must be sought not just through traditional business models, but through creating greater value for society and

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