Six Trends in Solar Area Lighting by Leo Liao, CEO at SOLTECH Solar Lighting

Distributors, contractors, and specifiers have to keep up with many changes in lighting technology. One of the growing outdoor lighting categories is solar area lights. The global solar area lighting market is projected to more than double to $10.8 billion

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Smart Lighting Beyond Energy Savings by Paul Tarricone

For this look at connected lighting projects, LD+A went in search of aspirational case studies. Our criteria: to be truly “smart,” connected lighting needs to go beyond the energy-use dashboard. Room occupancy data, employee satisfaction and productivity, and our old,

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What’s New in Connected Lighting by Craig DiLouie

Three leading lighting brands say demand for connected lighting is solidly increasing in both indoor and outdoor markets, driven by simplified energy code compliance and value-added features such as data and location services. As such, this premium segment of the

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Public Health Pushes the Needle on UV Partnership Opportunity by Carrie Meadows

 The coronavirus pandemic has perhaps heightened the profile of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, but the demands of the application mean pushing UV LEDs beyond current limitations for more widespread and sustainable solutions. While we do not deny the validity of other

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What to Consider When Switching to LEDs by Ellen Helm

Frustrated by frequent maintenance, poorly lit areas, and high-energy consumption, you’ve decided to upgrade your facility’s lighting. You’ve obtained the manager’s approval for the retrofit and are eager to begin the switch to LEDs, but before you purchase the luminaires

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The Rise of UV-C LEDs by Mike Krames

Recent technology breakthroughs entitle ultraviolet-C-band LEDs to a performance/cost roadmap akin to that of LEDs for solid-state lighting, just at a time when we desperately need it. Market analysts, even prior to COVID-19, predicted a UV LED market exceeding $1

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Smart Lighting Creates Safer Workplaces with Social Distancing Data by Mark Milligan

The fact that smart lighting can play a significant role in helping people get back to the workplace safely during this pandemic is rather astounding. This was not a planned use-case but is an example of why future proofing is

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The Power of Light by Sonia Fernandez

Ultraviolet LEDs prove effective in eliminating coronavirus from surfaces and, potentially, air and water. As COVID-19 continues to ravage global populations, the world is singularly focused on finding ways to battle the novel coronavirus. That includes UC Santa Barbara’s Solid

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Boost for Lighting Industry as Experts Say Virus Is Airborne by Ray Molony

The ambitions of the lighting industry to be a major supplier of UV-C products was given a boost today as 239 scientists declared that airborne transmission of the coronavirus is much more significant than previously thought. In an open letter to

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Retrofitting with LED Lighting by Emerson

Emerson explains why converting from traditional lighting sources to LED in industrial facilities improves safety, productivity, and long-term financial performance. When facilities are considering converting from traditional lighting sources to LEDs, getting buy-in from management before beginning the retrofit is

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Thank You Mr. Edison, We’ll Take It From Here by Chuck Swoboda

I had the opportunity to be part of that meeting in California as the CEO of Cree, one of the LED companies that hosted the event. I was convinced at the time that the future would be lit with LEDs,

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Time to Ditch the Lumen, Says Top Lighting Scientist Dr Christopher Cuttle

The lumen, a measure of lighting since the 1920s, is outdated and needs replacing, one of the world’s top lighting scientists has claimed. Dr Christopher Cuttle, lecturer in Advanced Lighting Design at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, says

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A Guiding Light by Craig DiLouie

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) publishes free design guides for buildings that achieve major energy reductions without compromising quality. The latest guides go even further, targeting net-zero buildings. The guides’ actionable recommendations, which rely on

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America 2.0: Promises of IoT and the Utility of Data Centers by Rebecca Gilstrap

The COVID-19 pandemic has created the concept of “America 2.0.” Forced social distancing has brought about a fundamental change in every aspect of our lives. Playing a pivotal role within the formation of the “new normal” will be technology including

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UV Light Tech Rising as Way to Disinfect Coronavirus by Eric Mack of Newsmax

As the summer months approach, the effectiveness of ultraviolet provided by the sun and man-made tech is being considered a disinfectant tool to combat the global coronavirus pandemic. UV-A and UV-B are the rays from the sun that reach the

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LED Magazine Top 5 – Outdoor Lighting Takes the Spotlight

Ever Google yourself? Our version of that at LEDs Magazine is using the Google search results on our website to find out what is coming up as most read and most recommended by Google with regard to a particular topic

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8 Effects of the Crisis on the Lighting Sector by Ray Molony

The lighting industry, already in the throes of a painful adjustment to a post-LED world, has been thrown into further turmoil by the Covid-19 pandemic. predicts eight ways the crisis could change the sector.  Shuji Nakamura’s invention of the blue

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How A New Energy Contract Can Fund An LED Upgrade

A ESSEX-BASED firm has come up with a novel concept for funding an upgrade to LED lighting. The Leerie Energy Fund links the award of an energy contract with the installation of low-energy lighting, with the ‘commission’ for the award

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NAED Distributors Provide More COVID-19 Safety Tips

On March 22, tedmag.com posted a story providing best practices by distributors to keep their employees safe and healthy, and to keep supplying necessary products to their customers. In the past week, the NAED Member Engagement Team has been in

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NEMA electroindustry: In Control: Benefits of Connected Lighting Go Beyond Energy Savings

MUST READ: 6 The Non-Energy Benefits of Connected Lighting Steve Mesh, Principal, Lighting Education & Design 8 The Connected Retail Store: Bringing Online to On-site Neil Egan, Director, Communications, Acuity Brands Lighting 10 Specifying Light Sources beyond Color Fidelity Kees

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