Signify LED Lighting Gets Spotlight at Davos World Forum

Signify has announced a solid-state lighting (SSL) project in the Alpine village of Davos, Switzerland that will play host to the World Economic Forum Jan. 21–24. The project included an upgrade of street lights to LED sources including installation of

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LED Displays with Sensor Integration Open up to New Applications

The 34th NEPCON Japan was held last week from January 15 to 17 in Tokyo. Launched more than 30 years ago, the show has grown together with the Japanese and Asian electronics industry, gathering specialists of electronic components, materials, packaging

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Philly Just Took A Step Toward Getting LED Streetlights Citywide

The City and Philadelphia Energy Authority put out a call for qualifications from contractors interested in helping LED-ify the city. Philadelphia energy officials are seeking contractors that can customize street lighting so it could vary from neighborhood to neighborhood and

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NEMA Welcomes Department of Energy Final Process Rule

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today welcomed the Department of Energy (DOE) final Process Rule that modernizes its current appliance efficiency rulemaking process to conform to changes in the law, clarify ambiguities, and streamline the rulemaking process. The Electrical

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Tech Giant Unveils UK’s Biggest PoE Network

emiconductor giant Arm has unveiled the UK’s biggest lighting installation based on Power-over-Ethernet at its new £90 million head office in Cambridge. In all, some 6,000 luminaires are energised and controlled using Cat6 cables at the 19,000 square-metre HQ, which

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LIGHTFAIR to Return to New York in 2021

LIGHTFAIR will take place during New York City’s annual celebration of design, NYCxDESIGN, in 2021. The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting tradeshow and conference will be located at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center alongside international high-end and

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2019 IES Annual Conference Proceedings Available for Download

Proceedings of the 2019 Illuminating Engineering Society Annual Conference which was held August 8-10, 2019 in Louisville, KYas a downloadable document, available for $250. https://www.ies.org/product/ies-2019-annual-conference-proceedings/

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Osram Bets Big on Casambi Wireless Lighting Tech

Osram has extended its technology deal with Bluetooth lighting pioneer Casambi to roll out the tech into more of its products. The move is significant as it will be seen a big vote of confidence in the Finnish company and its

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Circadian Lighting Gets Front and Center at Strategies in Light on Wed., Feb. 12

Over the years, the advisory board has striven to make the Strategies in Light program broadly applicable to the entire LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) chain, while simultaneously staying on the leading-edge of LED technology and lighting applications. In its

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ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2016 Takes Effect as National Standard

By February 2020, the 2016 version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, takes effect as the national energy reference standard, based on a 2018 Department of Energy (DOE) ruling. By that time, all states must

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NEMA & ALA Drop Lawsuit to Block New California Light Bulb Standards

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the American Lighting Association yesterday ended their legal challenge to the California Energy Commission’s Nov. 13 decision to expand its minimum efficiency standards for bulbs. The move came two weeks after the U.S. District Court for

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National Lighting Bureau to Launch a Trusted Warranty Program

In the spring of 2020, the National Lighting Bureau (NLB) is planning launch a “Trusted Warranty” Evaluation Program designed to independently evaluate warranty processes among manufacturers and recognize companies with a “Trusted Warranty” designation. The policy was written by a

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UK Wholesalers Must Take Back End-Of-Life Lamps

Defra has now confirmed that from the end of 2020, most vendors will be required to provide in-store takeback of so-called Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). The new requirement will apply to all retailers and electrical wholesalers with annual

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French Li-Fi Vendor Unveils Faster Transmitters and Broader Coverage

At CES last week, French Li-Fi vendor Oledcomm enhanced its product offerings, more than doubling the speed of its ceiling-mounted transmitter, adding software that supports the handoff of signals as users wander from one Li-Fi point to another in a

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Wesco Beats Out CD&R in Deal to Buy Anixter

Anixter International Inc. announced Monday an agreement to be acquired by Wesco International Inc. in a deal valued at $4.5 billion. The deal appears to end a hard-fought battle between Wesco and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for Anixter, which include

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California Gets a Green Light to Enforce Stricter Light Bulb Standards

Last month, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued an order denying a request for a temporary restraining order against the state’s standard. The request was made by the NEMAand the ALA in their lawsuit challenging the standard

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Design Guideline for Promoting Circadian Entrainment with Light for Day-Active People

Finally, the industry has a Design Guideline that we can use for specifying Circadian Entrainment on our jobs. But the DG doesn’t come from IES, it is published by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).  This DG has been a long time coming.  In

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Signify Pumps Up Hue with More Voice Controls, Outdoor Products, and Enhanced Zones

Signify continued to expand its Hue line of smart lighting, unveiling voice controls for home entertainment systems, introducing new outdoor luminaires and new wall switches, and enhancing the “zone” feature in Hue’s control app that lets users subdivide the settings

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Project Connected Home over IP

Project Connected Home over IP is a new Working Group that plans to develop and promote the adoption of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products, with security as a fundamental design tenet. Amazon, Apple,

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Laser Light Pioneer Now Moving in on Li-Fi

SLD Laser, the Santa Barbara, CA company co-founded by Shuji Nakamura, is heading to this week’s CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas to show off laser-based Li-Fi that it says can operate at a blistering 20 Gbit/s, which it

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