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EW’s Top 10 Product Picks for February, 2018

Congratulations to the product managers and marketing teams from Burndy, Greenlee, HyLite, Klein Tools, Noark Electric, Nora Lighting, NSi, RAB Lighting, Rack-A-Tiers and TE Connectivity for be selected as EW’s Top 10 Product Picks for February, 2018. If you have

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SUSI Partners Agrees to Finance Philips Lighting’s Lighting as a Service for European Customers

Philips Lighting to deploy Light as a Service (LaaS) projects throughout Europe to help lighting customers upgrade their lighting to more energy-efficient alternatives and reduce carbon emissions. Philips Lighting’s LaaS business model includes the design, building, operation and maintenance of

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News Release Announcing GE’s Fourth Quarter Results

Revenue for GE’s lighting unit, which includes GE Lighting and Current, fell to $546 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, down 7% from $584 million during the fourth quarter of 2016. Revenues for Current jumped 9%, but GE’s traditional

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General Electric Strikes Deal to Sell Portion of GE Lighting

GE has agreed to sell GE Lighting’s business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, as well as its Global Automotive Lighting business. The company previously announced plans to sell both GE Lighting and Current, a unit that spun

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Philippines Govt Induces LED Penetration for Future Growth

The major players in the market include Philips, Yatai, Firefly, Akari, General Electric and Green Energy Saving. The LED lights market in Philippines is currently in a nascent stage and is expected to grow at a remarkable rate in the

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Unique Light Transport Tool That Can Help Design More Efficient White LEDs

Researchers from the University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands have discovered a unique numerical light transport tool that can help the lighting industry design more efficient white LEDs, as it provides a fast yet accurate determination of key transport parameters, and also

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26 FEB 2018, 9:00 a.m. E.S.T. Cree to Announce Strategy

Cree, Inc. will host an Investor Day on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET in New York City. The event will feature presentations on the Company’s strategy and long-term financial outlook. The event will be webcast live on

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DOE Presentations from SSL R&D Workshop Now Available Online

Thanks to all who participated in the 15th annual DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, held January 29–31 in Nashville, TN. Lighting experts from across the country and abroad gathered to address the complex science and technology challenges facing SSL today.

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Osram Opto Semiconductors Launches Human Centric Lighting (HCL) Concept

At its headquarters in Regensburg, Germany, Osram Opto Semiconductors has installed a Human Centric Lighting (HCL) concept. The lighting deployment features a brightly-lit façade for the company’s new main building L01 and interior lighting that the company developed to enhance

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Acuity Brands, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Lucid Design Group, Inc.

An Oakland, CA-based provider of building analytics through its industry-leading BuildingOS® business intelligence platform.  The Company believes the combination of Lucid’s BuildingOS platform and Acuity Brands’ large installed base of networked sensors for lighting and building automation controls and its

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LEDvance Successfully Delivers 25 Million LED Lamps to Indian Government

To Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), the Indian government agency in charge of executing India’s UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All)initiative. The deal, which LEDvance won in a public tender in March 2017, is one of the largest

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Vividgro Acquires Home Grow Marijuana App to Facilitate Smart LED Horticultural Lighting

VividGro, a manufacturer of high-quality LED grow lighting products that has become an AgTech leader, acquired WeGrow, a cannabis home grow app with over 20,000 downloads in the iTunes Store. WeGrow, which launched its chatbot-based technology in April 2017, has

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NEMA’S electroindustry is the Monthly Magazine of the Electrical and Medical Imaging Industries

Each issue features various perspectives and in-depth analyses of technical issues, international developments, and new technologies and projects in the electroindustry. In addition, the magazine covers legislative and regulatory issues, electrical standards trends, business issues, and international events, as well as

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Philips Lighting’s New Name Is a Closely-Guarded Secret

Philips Lighting’s new title – set to be released at the upcoming Light + Building exhibition in Frankfurt in March – is a closely-guarded secret, said to be known by only 10 people worldwide. ‘We intend to announce our new

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EW Top 10 Product Picks for January 2018

Congratulations to the product managers and marketing teams from ABB, Acclaim Lighting, Airmaster, CabLEDlighting, Electro Industries, Fulham, Milwaukee Tool, Thomas & Betts, Universal Lighting and Vantage Controls/Legrand for having their product selected in Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 Products of the

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Micro LED vs OLED: Competition Between the Two Display Technologies

The emergence of Micro LED does steal some of the limelight from OLED that has been dominating the television market for the past few years, but can Micro LED really challenge OLED? Almost all the big names we can think

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Wave Illumination Debuts Pocket-Sized WaveGo Smartphone-Connected Light Measurement Device

Wave Illumination based in Largo, Florida has introduced a light measurement device called WaveGo that works with a smartphone app. The small device plugs into a smartphone, and offers simple measurement for characterization of light sources. Furthermore, the company says that

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Is 3-D Printing the Next Frontier for the LED Lighting Industry?

Although  LED lighting has become a mature technology, a new technology is quickly rising as a potential benefit to the LED and SSL industries. Additive manufacturing is the fabrication of a 3D object by depositing a polymer-based material using print

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LIGHTFAIR® International 2019 Will Take Place in Philadelphia for it’s 30th Annual Staging May 19-23

The five-day Conference program features more than 70 courses presenting the latest information and leading-edge concepts to attendees representing a broad spectrum of industries. Under a curriculum developed by lighting, technology and design experts seated on a select Advisory Committee,

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Automotive Adaptive Lighting Market to Grow at CAGR of 13% Till 2023

According to the “Global Automotive Adaptive Lighting Market Research Report Insights, Opportunity Analysis, Market Shares and Forecast, 2017 – 2023” report by Research and Markets, the adaptive lighting market has increased the safety through providing automatic settings for downlight and

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