Lux Awards 2019: Winners Announced

The best lighting products, projects and companies leading innovation were recognised at the 2019 Lux Awards in London last night. The Awards were presented in front of senior lighting professionals, specifiers and major clients at a gala event at the

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After Airplane, Signify’s Trulifi will be Available on Buses

Signify has been proactively expanding its LiFi services via cooperation with partners in different fields to provide reliable, secure and fast connectivity everywhere. The company announced a pilot project with Ellamp Spa, an Italian designer and manufacturer of interior systems

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Outdoor Lighting Standards Illuminate the Road to Smart Cities

Enhancing community safety, accelerating progress toward sustainability goals, and delivering predictable return on investment (ROI) are the key drivers behind the rapid adoption of LED-based solid-state lighting (SSL) systems. Cities from Chicago to Copenhagen to Christchurch are showcasing a variety

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Osram Partners Silvair to Integrate Bluetooth Technology with Lighting Control

Osram’s HubSense® is designed to enable easy and time-efficient retrofitting of existing lighting installations into flexible wireless control systems based on the globally interoperable Bluetooth mesh standard. The system also allows quick and effortless modification of settings and lighting arrangement

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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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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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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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The IES Visionary Challenge: Beyond 2030: What Do You See?

The IES and the lighting industry expect big news in 2020, but how will we keep that momentum going? For the first time, the IES is holding a white paper challenge. Beyond 2030: What Do You See? imagines what the

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GE Current Changes Name, Restates Revenue

American Industrial Partners (AIP), the New York private-equity firm that acquired GE’s smart lighting operations earlier this year has quietly changed the company’s name while also shaving 6% off the revenue description. The change came over the last several weeks,

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Li-Fi on Planes: Is It the Killer App?

Three major firms are betting that commercial aircraft represents a major opportunity. Signify, Latécoère, a French supplier to plane makers, and Korean communications specialist Huneed Technologies have teamed up to develop Li-fi for passenger use. The plan is that Li-fi

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