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Lighting Controls Transform Niagara Falls at Night

The famous color LED lighting at Niagara Falls in the US has been transformed with the latest cloud-based control system from a British manufacturer. The spectacle – which actually comprises three individual waterfalls, American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and

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Rebate Trends for 2021 by BriteSwitch

2020 was an incredibly tough year for many industries. As electrical utilities struggled to hit their energy savings goals, a record number of bonus rebates, 20% of the active programs in 2020, offered a bonus. Just as we’ve seen in

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IALD RESCHEDULES ENLIGHTEN AMERICAS 2021 TO 2023

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is rescheduling the Enlighten Americas 2021 conference to 2 to 4 November 2023, in the same scenic mountain destination of Banff, AB Canada. IALD’s decision comes as a result of the continued uncertainty

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LEDucation Virtual Conference and Online Marketplace

LEDucation March 16 & 17, 2021. (Save the dates for the in-person show on August 17 & 18, 2021) Lighting Design Highlights: Specifying Lighting for Residential Projects, Stephen Bernstein, Principal, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 |

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DLC Seeks Method for Quantifying the Financial Value of Building Controls

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) this week issued a Request for Proposals (RFP)  seeking consultant services to develop a method for quantifying the financial value of non-energy benefits of advanced building controls. The deadline for RFP responses is March 1 and the DLC

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Registration Is Now Open for Strategies in Light

Strategies in Light connects technology, lighting, and the built environment, providing a unique 360-degree platform for information exchange, collaboration and networking. Begin Registration: Strategies in Light 2021 60+ industry thought leaders speaking on the latest hot topics Topics ranging from

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Submit Your Project for The Design Excellence in Networked Lighting Control Award

The Lighting Controls Association is sponsoring a series of design awards produced by the Strategies in Light conference and LEDs Magazine, which has expanded its popular SAPPHIRE Awards focusing on LED products to now include design projects. Submit your project

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Apple in Talks to Buy Self-Driving Sensors, Key Step in Car Plan

Apple Inc. is in discussions with multiple suppliers of self-driving car sensors known as lidar, according to people familiar with the matter, a key milestone toward development of its first passenger vehicle. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is in active

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NEMA 2021 Electrical Standards and Products Guide Now Available

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published the 2021 Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG), a comprehensive guide that includes nearly 800 NEMA publications for electrical and medical imaging industries, as well as product categories and NEMA Member manufacturers of those products.

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LIGHTFAIR Now Accepting Submissions for 2021 LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards

LIGHTFAIR exhibitors are invited to submit their most innovative new products for the 32nd annual LightFair Innovation Awards. Winners in 14 categories and the “Best of Category,” the “Technical Award,” the “Design Excellence Award” and the “Most Innovative Product of

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2021 Lighting R&D Workshop Presentations Posted

Thanks to all who participated in the 18th Annual U.S. Department of Energy Lighting R&D Workshop, co-sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society. From February 1-4, 2021, top lighting scientists and industry leaders shared progress, challenges, ideas, and solutions to shape

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Osram Invests in UV LED Specialist Bolb Inc.

With its investment in the California-based UV-C LED specialist Bolb Inc., Osram is further expanding its technological know-how of disinfection applications with UV-C light. The future cooperation between the two companies in the field of research will accelerate the industrialization

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Top 10 Companies in Smart Lighting Focus on Innovation

The top 10 companies in the market occupied 52.26% of the market share in the global smart lighting market. Major players in the smart lighting system market include Schneider Electric SA, Cisco Systems Inc., Honeywell Inc., Signify Holding (Philips), and

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NEEA Study Reveals Cost Adder of Clever and Smart Connected SSL

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) recently released research conducted by Energy Solutions that examined the true cost of adding connectivity and controls to an LED-based luminaire at the individual luminaire level. The report entitled “2020 Luminaire Level Lighting Controls

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Mount Sinai Health System Launches Center for Light and Health Research

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has launched a new center for research into light’s impact on health. The Mount Sinai Center for Light and Health Research in the Department of Population Health Science and Policy will expand

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DMX Control for 4,500 Lights at Mammoth Ballroom

The Caesars Forum conference center on the Las Vegas strip spans a mammoth 550,000 square feet and features 300,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. As part of the cutting-edge technology integrated into the new event space, Caesars Forum  is home

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Osram Starts Divesting Digital Lighting

The long-anticipated dismantling of Osram’s smart lighting operations appears to have begun, as outgoing CEO Olaf Berlien said the company is selling a portion of its Digital division and indicated that a broader sale could follow as Osram focuses increasingly

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DOE Integrated Lighting Campaign Looking for Great Projects to Recognize

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Integrated Lighting Campaign is looking for excellent projects to recognize as exemplary examples of building systems integration. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2021. Recognition Categories: Integrated Lighting Campaign Looking for Great Projects to

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Super Bowl LV to Feature ChromaBeams Technology

Raymond James Stadium is a 65,000-seat stadium that is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will be hosting Super Bowl LV in 2021. The Tampa Sports Authority and Austin-based technology company Sportsbeams Lighting, Inc. have partnered to provide more than

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NLB Releases Virtual Panel on UV Lighting

The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) recently released a video panel discussion on ultraviolet (UV) light and its recent boom in popularity as part of its NLB Annual Lighting Forum. Moderated by Executive Director Randy Reid, the panel featured Jim Colantoni,

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