Scientists Say UV-C Light Robots Are ‘Effective’ Tool Against Virus

A real-world trial of an ultraviolet lighting robot has shown that it can provide an effective extra layer of protection against the coronavirus, say scientists. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology tested an autonomous UV-C system’s success in disinfecting a

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European Commission Approves ams’ Osram Acquisition

The verdict is in: The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Osram by Austrian optical sensor maker ams, ruling that the combination of the two companies poses no competitive threat in the European Economic Area. While Osram has shrunk

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New Holding Company of Epistar and Lextar Named ENNOSTAR

Epistar and Lextar, the two LED companies in Taiwan said that they are forming a new holding company via share conversion with the aim to strengthen Micro LED and Mini LED display technology and business. The new holding company is

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Registration Opens for LEDucation 2020 Virtual Trade Show and Conference

The Designers Lighting Forum of New York and the LEDucation committee have announced the LEDucation 2020 Virtual Trade Show and Conference, being held August 18-19, 2020, is open for registration.    Click here to register.

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EW’s 2020 Top 200 Ranking

The nation’s largest electrical distributors are navigating through the economic storm touched off by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Accounting for an estimated $81.4 billion in sales — 69% of Electrical Wholesaling’s $117.5 billion in estimated 2019 total sales through distributors of

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PGE Program Will Transform Hundreds of Homes Into a Virtual Power Plant

Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) is set to launch a pilot program that will incentivize installation and connection of 525 residential energy storage batteries that PGE will dispatch, contributing up to four megawatts of energy to PGE’s grid. The

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Job Growth Hits Record 4.8 Million As Unemployment Rate Falls To 11.1%

The rebound in hiring added to a stream of data, including consumer spending, in suggesting that the recession which started in February was likely over. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell this week acknowledged the rebound in activity, saying the economy

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New DOE Study Examines Lumen and Chromaticity Maintenance of LED Packages, Based on LM-80 Data

To better inform our understanding of LED reliability over the course of a product’s lifetime, DOE has released the results of a study assessing the four major phosphor-converted LED (pc-LED) package types: ceramic-based, polymer-based, chip-on-board (COB) packages, and chip-scale packages

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Your Guide to the New EU Regs on Lighting

The result of nearly five years of negotiations, the new rules – the Single Lighting Regulation (SLR) and the Energy Labelling Regulation (ELR) – will apply from 1 September 2021.The only exception to this dateline is for the removal of

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Looking at Red LED Light Helps to Improve Eyesight for Elderly

A research led by researchers of UCL (University College London) revealed that staring at a deep red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight. Based on the result of the study, scientists believe that new affordable

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DLC New Technical Requirements for Networked Lighting Controls

The DesignLights Consortium(DLC) released a new version of its technical requirements for networked lighting controls, aiming to encourage wider market adoption of this energy saving and smart building-enabling technology by focusing on issues that are key to increasing customer confidence. Networked Lighting Control System

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Osram, Like Signify, Is Ramping Up Conventional UV-C Lamps to Fight Covid

It’s working on an LED version, but for now, a 30-year-old mercury tube is getting the call. On the heels of Signify announcing it is cranking up production of ultraviolet-C-band (UV-C) lamps proven to kill the coronavirus in a lab,

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Far-UVC Light Safely Kills Airborne Coronaviruses, Study Finds

More than 99.9% of seasonal coronaviruses present in airborne droplets were killed when exposed to a particular wavelength of ultraviolet light that is safe to use around humans, a new study at Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found. In

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Signify Bets Big on Upper-Room UV-C Lighting

Signify is increasing production of its UV-C mercury lamps by eight-fold, launching no fewer than 12 product ranges using UV-C light, and has bought the assets of Germicidal Lamps & Applications (GLA), a Dutch firm with expertise in UV-C disinfection.

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LightingEurope Calls for UV-C Products to be Allowed on EU Market

LightingEurope endorsed the recent UV-C safety guidelines published by the Global Lighting Association (GLA) and called on European Union Member States to ensure UV-C products can continue to be placed on the EU market.Germicidal ultraviolet irradiation is a proven methodology

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DOE Integrated Lighting Campaign Website Launched

The Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC) is a program designed to help facility owners and managers take advantage of savings opportunities and benefits of advanced lighting controls and of integrating lighting systems with other building or business systems in their facilities.

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DOE Announces $11 Billion in Energy Savings from Better Buildings Partners

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $11 billion in energy-cost savings by more than 950 public and private sector organizations in DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative. To date, partners have saved nearly 1.8 quadrillion British thermal units of energy,

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Signify to Connect Half Million Smart Streetlights in New York

Signify announced its partnership with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to support the Smart Street Lighting NY project of the state. The Smart Street Lighting NY program was launched in 2018 with the aim to replace streetlights in New

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Ushio America Recalls LED T8 Lamps

Ushio America Inc., Cypress, Calif., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), recently recalled its Indiglow LED T8 backlit lamps with a 4-ft tube, which are a direct drop-in replacement for 30W and 32W T8 fluorescent tubes. Approximately

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Apple as Nudge to Epistar and Lextar Merge?

Taiwanese LED chip maker Epistar and Lextar are going to form a new holding company, aiming to intensify its growing momentum in next-gen display technologies Mini LED and Micro LED. LEDinside noticed that Apple, who is reportedly launching Mini LED-based

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