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Saint Peter’s is Transformed with Osram LED Lighting

A BESPOKE lighting system has transformed Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, allowing the art works to be seen in vivid detail for the first time. The showpiece all-LED installation – which delivers over 11 million lumens to the church’s interior

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Bluetooth Promises Location-Tracking Lights

Bluetooth has announced a direction-finding feature that means Bluetooth-enabled lights could be used for way finding, location tracking and proximity services. The feature allows devices to determine the direction of a Bluetooth signal, thereby enabling the development of so-called ‘proximity applications’ such as

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Walmart Slashes Smart Lighting Prices for Google Home and Amazon Echo

Smart lighting is one of the first considerations when you set up a digital home controlled by Google Home or Amazon Echo devices. It’s convenient and even fun to ask Alexa or Google Assistant to turn on one light or all the

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Osram Warns of a Weak First Quarter As It Cuts Jobs

With no let-up in sight to the financial strains of transforming its business model, of relying on a soft automotive market, and of dealing with global trade wars, Osram warned that its 2019 first quarter will be weak when it

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General Motors Installs More Than 50,000 LED Fixtures and Save $2 Million Energy Cost

Since 2017, General Motors (GM) has begun LED lighting system replacement for its facilities all over the U.S. with the help from Current by GE. Until now, the company has installed more than 50,000 LED fixtures and is incorporating sensors

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Virtual Reality Edges Closer to Mainstream in Lighting

Signify, formerly Philips, unveiled two programs, one for clothes stores and one for exterior lighting schemes, which allow customers and specifiers to enter a virtual world and assess how specific lighting can impact their retail or urban environments. The Philips

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LFI Returns in 2019With the Synergy of Light in Life

Light, technology, knowledge and design connect in a convergence of global introductions, innovations and thought leadership at LIGHTFAIR® International 2019, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. LIGHTFAIR was established in 1989 and will hold

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LEDucation 2019 Announces Upcoming Presentations

LEDucation 2019 has announced the lineup of presentations and panel discussions to be held during the Conference and Trade Show in New York City on March 12 and 13, 2019 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Industry experts from the

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NEMA Issues New Installation Guidelines for Outdoor Luminaires

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LSD 80-2018 Installation Guidelines for Outdoor Luminaires—Grounding Considerations. This new white paper addresses the application of the National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC) as it pertains to the grounding of outdoor luminaires and

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GE and SYLVANIA Release LED Light Bulbs Connecting Google Assistant to Accelerate IoT Lighting

In the beginning of 2019, GE Lighting announced that it is deepening its C by GE portfolio which features hub-free IoT smart lighting with Google Assistant control. The Made-for-Google products are able to connect with Google’s system and be controlled

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Lawrence Lin to Temporarily Manage LEDVANCE in the US and Canada

LEDVANCE, the maker of SYLVANIA general lighting in the United States and Canada, announced that global CEO Lawrence Lin will assume managing director responsibilities for the United States and Canada on an interim basis, in addition to his current responsibilities.

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Britain’s Oldest Light Maker Goes Bust

Sugg Lighting, which had been in business for 182 years, is world famous for traditional street lights with both gas and electric light sources and has supplied palaces, government buildings and prestigious heritage projects around the world. Its gas lights

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French Cucumber Growers Tune LEDs for Year-Round Production

In another horticultural example of how LEDs can be finely tuned to suit different crops, Signify said that two French cucumber farms have installed greenhouse solid-state lighting (SSL) systems that optimize year-round growth of the popular salad vegetable. Jardins Réunis

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Bill Marshall to Lead US Sales for Leviton Lighting

The consolidated sales teams of Leviton’s various U.S. Lighting companies will report to Bill Marshall, senior VP of distribution sales and marketing. In this new role, Marshall is charged with driving the sales initiatives for Leviton’s three domestic lighting brands –

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The IES Street & Area Lighting Conference CALL FOR SPEAKERS

Final Deadline January 25th. The submission portal for the Street and Area Lighting Conference has been extended! We are giving you a little extra time to gather your thoughts, so get your ideas together and your presentation details submitted for

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High-Mast, Side-Mounted Roadway Lighting Standard Now Includes LED Technology

NEMA published ANSI C136.18-2018 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—High-Mast Side-Mounted Luminaires. Developed by the ANSI Committee for Outdoor Lighting, this Standard covers physical, operational, maintenance, and light-distribution features that permit use of high-mast luminaires in roadway

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High-Speed Breakthrough Brings Li-Fi Closer

French manufacturer Oledcomm has demonstrated its latest model which gives 16 users simultaneous access to 100Mbps internet connectivity via visible light from LED luminaires, rather than tradition Wi-Fi. The LiFiMax platform requires the users to plug a transceiver dongle into

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Next-Gen Semi Materials Could Be a Boost for Photovoltaics, Lighting

Next-generation semiconducting materials have the potential to transform lighting technology and photovoltaics, suggest researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), in a study of the unusual physics behind hybrid semiconductors. Semiconductors made with emerging materials can engage the

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LEDucation 2019 Is Open for Registration

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. Industry experts will host 30 educational presentations and take part in six

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Osram Sells Sylvania Lighting Solution to WESCO

Osram continues its transformation and moves one more step ahead with sales of its North American services business, Sylvania Lighting Solutions (SLS). The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019. According to Osram, its Management Board has

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