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Why 2019 Is Set to be the Year of Bluetooth Mesh

Early applications of the technology are demonstrations of how Bluetooth (and specifically Bluetooth Mesh) are not only shaking up smart lighting but pushing the boundaries of what the industry thought could be done with lighting. Executives have long held the

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Progress Updates about LiDAR Industry Players in 2018

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) has been one of the technology focuses in the past two years as it is a key technology for automotive vehicles and many other applications. According to “2018 Infrared Sensing Application Market Report” by LEDinside,

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Royal Philips Ramps Up Its Lighting Business. Yes, That Philips

When news broke recently that Philips Photonics will double the size of its vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) plant in Germany, it was a reminder that Royal Philips is still in the lighting business, despite having famously shed its LED, bulb,

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U.S. – China Trade War Truce Increases Uncertainty in the LED Industry

The LED industry has been involved in the trade war between the United States and China as LED components and related lighting products were included in the list of extra tariffs. The two countries have recently reached a trade truce

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Leverage Big Energy Savings with Advances in LED Lighting

A recording is now available for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR and e-conolight’s joint Nov. 15 webinar on LED lighting. Watch and learn about analyzing the efficacy of LED technology compared to traditional technology, LEDs’ continuous improvements, where LED technology can go and

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REGISTER TODAY FOR LEDucation 2019

The LEDucation 2019 Trade Show and Conference is marking its 13th year and will be held March 12-13, 2019 in New York City at the NY Hilton Midtown Hotel. The sold-out show floor will feature over 275 leading manufacturers of

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2019 IES Annual Conference – Call For Speakers

Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2019 The theme for the 2019 IES Annual Conference is Light.Affect / Light.Effect. This expansive theme relates to numerous aspects of how light and darkness affect our vision, health, behavior and experience. The objective

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Survey Finds Continuing Investment in Energy Efficiency

U.S. organizations are planning to increase investments in smart building controls and systems integration at a greater rate than more traditional energy efficiency measures, according to the results of a study released by Johnson Controls, Milwaukee. The company’s 2018 Energy

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U.S., China Explore Deal as Leaders Meet at G-20 Summit

Washington would hold off on further tariffs and the two sides would discuss big changes in Chinese economic policy under the deal. The U.S. and China, looking to defuse tensions and boost markets, are exploring a trade deal in which

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Revealed: Winner of Contract to Light 15 London Bridges

PHILIPS Lighting, recently rebranded Signify, has won the contract to illuminate 15 of London’s iconic bridges as part of the ambitious Illuminated River project, Lux can reveal. It will supply around 13,000 Philips Color Kinetics LED luminaires and its Interact Landmark

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U.S. Army Seeing the Light: LiFi Will Revolutionize IT on Mission Command Posts

The technology will be used in expeditionary mission commands. U.S. Army Soldier Center has come up with a concept for using LiFi within any enclosed mission command platform. LiFi eliminates the problems associated with the time-consuming task of running data

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NEC to Sell Lighting Subsidiary in April 2019

NEC announced that it will remove the lighting business from its group and sell its lighting subsidiary, NEC Lighting, to a new company founded by Japan Mirai Capital on April 1st, 2019. According to the announcement of NEC, the intense

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Unveiled: The Downlight with Built-In Li-Fi

A revolutionary downlight which enables internet access through light rather than radio waves has been unveiled by French manufacturer Lucibel. The luminaire, which has a Cat 6 cable port and a built-in Li-Fi transceiver – can offer internet speeds of

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Lighting Rebates: The Past 10 Years and What’s Next

Lighting rebates are a way for utilities to reduce electric demand and increase energy efficiency across North America. More generally known as demand side management programs, they have been around for the past 40 years but have really gained more

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Legrand and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting

Under this agreement, Lumileds will provide intelligent light sources (LUXEON-based solutions) through its Matrix Platform that are uniquely characterized and programmed to work with Legrand’s Wattstopper® blanco® tunable-white logic modules within the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) lighting controls solution.

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First of 55,000 Current by GE Streetlights Installed in 11 Southern California Cities

The City of Murrieta, California earlier this month became the first of 11 Riverside County cities to obtain ownership of thousands of streetlights that will be retrofit with LED fixtures to minimize light pollution, enhance public safety and save approximately

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The $15 Billion Money Pit Dragging GE Down

Jack Welch built it, Jeff Immelt milked it and John Flannery failed to fix it. Now Larry Culp must figure out what to do with the troubled remnants of GE Capital, the finance arm that nearly sank General Electric Co.

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WEBINAR: Smart Street Lighting Nov 28, 2018 – 2:30 pm EST

Georgia Power is a pioneer utility in street lighting services. As well as rolling out LED fixtures across its territory, it is responsible for one of the world’s largest deployments of connected lighting controls. The utility is also a leader

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DLC Horticultural QPL Is Now Open for Product Submissions

View the Horticultural Lighting Application Instructions to begin the process of submitting a product for qualification. Horticultural applications should be submitted using the same Application Portal as SSL Applications – just be sure to select “Horticultural Application” as your Application Type when

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Japanese Convenience Store to Set up LED-equipped Indoor Farm in Tokyo for Fresh Salads Supplies

Seven-Eleven Japan will grow vegetables for its own salads products sold at convenience stores by establishing a plant factory in Tokyo, reported Nikkei Asian Review. Seven-Eleven is the largest convenience store operator in Japan and it began the project in

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