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Nichia Expands Its Direct Mountable Chip Series with the Introduction of Single Colors

Nichia Corporation to introduce discrete color options in its Direct Mountable Chip series, a similar technology to the industry’s Chip Scale Package (CSP). Nichia’s Direct Mountable Chip color lineup, consisting of Royal Blue, Green, Amber and Red, along with its

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2018 IES Progress Report Open for Submissions

The Illuminating Engineering Society has announced its 2018 Progress Report is now open to submissions. IES is looking for significant new advancements in lighting products, research, publications, and design tools from the past year. https://progress.ies.org/

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Osram Cuts Earnings and Sales Forecast

The elephant came to the front of the IoT lighting room, as Osram warned that fiscal year 2018 revenue will grow only about half as much as previously forecast, hitting earnings and forcing layoffs that the company hopes to eventually

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LEDs ‘Astonishing’ for Winter Tomatoes, Says Top Supplier

Flavourfresh, which produces nearly three million kilograms of tomatoes a year for the likes of Asda and Marks & Spencer, introduced LED lights two years ago at its greenhouses in Southport, to keep production going during the winter months. Production

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LEDinside UV LED Market Value in 2022 will Increase to $1.224 Billion

According to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of the market research firm TrendForce, 2018 UV LED Application Market- Curing, Medical and Sterilization, the projected UV LED market value was reach to USD 223 million in 2017 and will

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Tridonic and Universal Lighting Technologies Support IoT Functionality in Luminaires

It was at LFI 2017 when a group of companies announced the formation of the IoT-Ready Alliance led primarily by Enlighted and Tridonic. Integration of features that support sensor-enabled connected lighting are a backbone for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Philips Lighting Closing Fall River Manufacturing Facility

Employees in the manufacturing end of the Philips Lighting in the Industrial Park, known in 1982 as Lightolier Lighting, were given notice on Friday that production will end at the facility beginning the third quarter of this year. The closure

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Cree, Inc. to Announce Q3 2018 Quarterly Earnings Webcast

April 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT Live over the Internet – Simply log in at http://investor.cree.com/financial-events-presentationsv

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LED Rebate Amounts Start to Level Out

Historically, rebates for LED lighting have decreased 10 – 20% every year. This year, the rebate amounts have started to level out; the average prescriptive rebate for LED only went down 1% across all product lines. That being said, some

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Lighting Controls Association’s 2018 LIGHTFAIR Product Guide

The Lighting Controls Association offers an advance look at a selection of new products that will be displayed by members at LIGHTFAIR International May 6-10, 2018 in Chicago. While some can be seen here, many more await at member booths,

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LRC Professor, Working with UL, to Develop Circadian Lighting Recommended Practice

Mark S. Rea, Professor of Architecture and Cognitive Sciences at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has agreed to chair a task group with Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) working to develop a recommended practice for the specification,

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Lutron Electronics Acquires Ketra, Maker of Smart Lighting and Controls

Lutron Electronics, the leader in smart lighting controls and automated shading solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Ketra, whose Natural Light solutions provide the highest-quality light — light that seamlessly emulates daylight in interior spaces. Founded in 2009 in

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EW’s Top 10 LED Picks for April, 2018

Congratulations to the product managers and marketing teams from Acclaim Lighting, Amerlux, Bartco, Earthtronics, EPCO, Lightline, Milwaukee Tool, Shat-R-Shield, Thorn Lighting and Topaz for having their products selected for Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 LED Picks this month. Have a product

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5 Tips for Choosing a Smart Lighting IoT Platform

Smart lighting is playing a pivotal role in unlocking the power of the IoT and smart building applications beyond lighting. An intelligent, sensor-laden lighting system can form the central nervous system of a building, enabling smart lighting and other current

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Lighting Update May Eliminate Popular Lamps

The lighting energy efficiency standard that takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020, will eliminate most of the existing incandescent and halogen light bulbs in the U.S. from the market. The standard is part of the Energy Independence and Security Act

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Special Tax Deductions Extended to Cover 2017 Tax Year

Recent legislative activity around the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 has resulted in (once again) extending the commercial energy efficiency tax deduction for another year, through the 2017 tax year. Even if your business has to file an extension, it

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Park’s Lighting Responds to Noise to Beat Vandals

The lighting in a public park in Austria has been fitted with acoustic sensors to respond to noise. The innovative installation at the People’s Garden in Graz is designed to respond to anti-social behavior at night and increase feelings of

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State of Tennessee Partnering with Osram on Upgrading Lighting of Government Buildings

In a series of projects in the state of Tennessee, German firm, Osram’ is supplying new energy-efficient lighting systems for government buildings throughout the state and Sylvania Lighting Solutions is helping to install the lighting upgrades. These buildings that will

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Price Fear as Trump Hits Chinese LEDs

Light emitting diodes, filament lamps and arc lamps as well as aluminum and solid-state electronic parts are all included on a proposed list of 1,200 products issued by the Office of the United States Trade Representative. The stand-out item from

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Retrolux and Greenlight IoT Partner

According to Retrolux, the new alliance with the help of its software will enable lighting retrofit companies, energy service companies (ESCOs), and contractors to fully prepare, accurately quote and streamline the commissioning of smart lighting systems. The company contends that

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