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The Best LED Light Bulb for Every Room in Your House in 2020

Light bulbs have an enormous, everyday impact on the way our homes look and feel, and with a flood of new energy efficient LED bulbs filling the lighting aisle, you’ve got more options than ever. Plus, they can help you save

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Lightfair 2020, Originally Scheduled for May 3-7, Has Been Canceled

The May 3-7, 2020 LightFair trade show and conference, previously announced as postponed, are now canceled reports the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and International Market Centers (IMC). The next LightFair will be in

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ASHRAE Establishes Epidemic Task Force

ASHRAE has launched a society-wide effort to respond to the current global COVID-19 pandemic and provide guidance on how to ensure that buildings are prepared for future epidemics. The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force was established to help deploy ASHRAE’s technical

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Nichia Extends UV-C LED Product to Support Evolving Markets

Nichia is aiming to extend its dominance to the UV market following its impressive showcase at the recent RadTech 2020 conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida, USA. The company’s latest solutions remain ideal for curing applications, but an extended portfolio

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China Government Issues Subsidies to LED Companies

Chinese LED companies including chip makers Sanan Optoelectronics and HC Semitek and LED packager MLS reported that they have received subsidies from the government. Despite the continuously affecting coronavirus epidemic, the Chinese government does not stop its cash support to

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Cree Lighting Partners Lutron to Expand Connected Lighting Solutions in U.S. Market

Cree Lighting announced that it will collaborate with lighting control expert Lutron Electronics to introduce a variety of new connected lighting products to the market. Based on the partnership, Cree Lighting’s indoor and outdoor fixtures are connected with Lutron wired

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A.L.P DESIGNS Face Shield to Fight COVD-19

A.L.P., in their Charlevoix, MI, plant rapidly reorganized tooling and production to manufacturer the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) face shields for front-line health care workers. Steve Brown, CEO, explained that the company was approached by Charlevoix hospital looking for PPE.

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Crisis Set to Transform UV Lighting Sector

The coronavirus crisis is leading to an unprecedented interest in the power of passive ultraviolet lighting to disinfect workplaces. In particular, attention is centring on the use of UV-C radiation, which has a wavelength of between 200 and 280 nanometers

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UV Lighting Kills Coronavirus, Scientists Confirm

Ultra-Violet light can kill the coronavirus, scientists at China’s National Health Commission have confirmed. They say the virus is sensitive to UV light and have verified that certain exposures will kill it. The NHC’s latest advice says indoor rooms can

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CIE Releases Two Key Publications on Ultraviolet Radiation Disinfection – for FREE

CIE has published a number of technical reports and international standards over the years on the topic of ultraviolet radiation, how to measure it, its effects and uses – including its use as a way of disinfection.To support the international community at

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CLTC Releases Residential Lighting Guide for 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

This guide assists builders and lighting industry professionals in navigating the residential lighting portion of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6) that took effect on January 1, 2020. This guide includes an explanation of the requirements for

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COVID-19: Distributors Work to Keep Pace with Demand

An immediate concern with the coronavirus is how to maintain product flow within the supply chain. Distributors share firsthand accounts about how the coronavirus is impacting their companies: “We’re trying to use it as an opportunity to pivot our services,

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DOE’s PNNL Reports on Tunable SSL Research at Senior Nursing Center

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has published a research report on a US Department of Energy (DOE)-funded study on the effects of tunable lighting on elderly patients residing in a nursing center. The study titled “Measuring Light Exposure and

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AMS Plans to Complete Osram Transition in 2Q20

After AMS started its takeover process for Osram since December 2019 and reported further update that the deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020. The Austrian sensor maker is processing its US$1.78 billion rights issues for

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Lighting Companies Sponsor Free LED Lights for Coronavirus Remote Site Testing

The National Lighting Bureau (NLB), through its members, is offering free LED lights for the remote sites being set up across the U.S. to test for the coronavirus. The Bureau provides its services to the public free of charge with

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Ecosense Acquires Assets from Soraa

U.S.-based LED technology company Ecosense announced that it has acquired assets from Soraa, co-founded by Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura focusing on full-spectrum LED lamps. Under the terms of the deal, Ecosense acquires the Soraa name, intellectual property and lamps, including

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To Members of NEMA’s Lighting Systems Division

As you’re seeing in the news, many states, counties, and cities are instituting shelter-in-place policies to slow the spread of COVID-19.  This is most likely impacting your facilities, some of you may have already been forced to shut down or

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Affected by Coronavirus, Signify to Increase Price on Its LED and Lamp Products

Signify sent a letter to its customers in the U.S. noting that the company is treating the coronavirus epidemic as a force majeure event which had led to considerable additional costs in its logistics chain. As a result, the company

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Corona Crisis: Lighting Firms Act to Keep Business Rolling

Lighting manufacturers and design practices are implementing unprecedented measures to maintain business during the coronavirus crisis. Across the industry, business travel has halted, staff are working remotely and strict hygiene measures are being implement by production staff and delivery drivers who

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Lighting Industry Faces Fallout of COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have profound effects on the lighting industry and the construction industry overall, from macroeconomic effects to potential impacts on the supply chain. Here’s a round up of stories speculating on the fallout: http://www.lightnowblog.com/2020/03/lighting-industry-faces-fallout-of-covid-19-pandemic/

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