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Current, powered by GE and Jones Food Company Partner to Launch Europe’s Largest Indoor Farm

The intensive plant nursery, located in North Lincolnshire, England, will be the largest indoor farm in Europe, producing up to 420 tonnes of leafy greens per year across a growing area of 5120m2, arranged in racks rising to the height

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LED Lights to Grow Salad for Astronauts

LED GROW lights are set to be used to grow tomatoes and fresh salad leaves to feed astronauts on board the International Space Station, Nasa has revealed. The team are adjusting the lighting conditions to optimize plant growth in various

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Apple’s Next iPhones Might All Use OLED Screens

Apple could be giving the OLED market a boost, as word is circulating that the company will use the technology for displays in all its new iPhone models in 2019, a big step up from the current one model. The

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Current, GE Sale is on Track

The Edison Report website has posted a copy of a memo from Kevin Hefferman, Current General Manager, US & Canada that there are 5 key bidders, one of which is ABB. The company has solicited and received first-round bids for

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GE Can’t Get Rid of Its Light Bulb Business

It’s been nearly a year since cash-strapped GE revealed plans to sell the struggling light bulb business and focus instead on moneymakers like jet engines and MRI machines. But GE has yet to find a taker for the iconic unit.

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The 10 Big Lighting Trends for 2018

Lighting is changing, and the next 12 months will be a defining period in the sector as we move away from an energy-saving offer to fully embrace all things digital. Here’s how Lux sees the big trends to watch for

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Signify- 900th Member Milestone for EnabLED Licensing Program

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), announced that it has reached the 900th member milestone for its EnabLED Licensing Program for LED luminaires and retrofit bulbs in May. This latest milestone underlines the company’s commitment to research and development and innovation in the

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2018 LFI Innovation Awards

This prestigious event honors industry innovations for lighting-related products and designs introduced in the past 12 months. Each product was judged by an independent panel of renowned lighting professionals. Categories and companies within the categories are listed in alphabetical order;

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2018 IALD AWARD WINNERS (35TH ANNUAL)

Luminaries of the lighting profession gathered at Chicago’s trendy Revel Fulton Market on 9 May to honor the winners of the 35th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards. Seventeen projects from eleven countries were on

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Blackbaud World Headquarters Showcases the Future of Intelligent Lighting for Commercial Offices

As Blackbaud Inc., the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, prepares to turn on the lights and welcome employees to its new 172,000 square foot world headquarters, an innovative lighting platform from Current, powered by GE will enable

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Siemens Drives Digital Transformation in Buildings with Acquisition of Enlighted Siemens

Building Technologies Division is acquiring Enlighted Inc., a leading provider of smart IoT (Internet of Things) systems in buildings, headquartered in the Silicon Valley. The company is a successful player in the smart building industry, bringing an advanced digital sensory

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We Picked Raspberries in January Thanks to LEDs

The crop was planted in November and, under a mixture of red and blue LEDs, grew big leaves ‘as quickly as in summer’. They were pollinated by bumble and honey bees and the fruit was picked on 31 January 2018.

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Zumtobel and Austrian Energy Utility Gear Up Their Lighting-As-A-Service Alliance

While the lighting industry is indeed busy seeking partnerships with information technology firms to help chase the Internet of Things (IoT), Zumtobel Group has served a reminder that another industry — energy — can also provide synergies worthy of alliances,

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Lighting Science Launches Bedside Lamps That Promote Healthy Sleep Patterns

Lighting Science®, the LED lighting company that previously introduced the GoodDay® and GoodNight® A19 bulbs and that utilize the latest research about circadian neuroscience, launched a new line of consumer lamps. These new lamps employ the company’s proprietary sleep spectrum

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IES Annual Conference 2018 – Final Call for Papers & Posters

The IES Annual Conference is August 9-11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. The objective of the conference is to provide educational sessions and experiences relevant to the audience of lighting professionals, academics, and peripheral design

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DOE LIGHTFAIR Presentations Available Online

The U.S. Department of Energy once again hosted its award-winning informational booth and free educational sessions at LIGHTFAIR® International, held May 8–10 in Chicago. Attendees got the latest scoop on SSL’s most challenging topics and had the opportunity to attend

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2018 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting Update

EPA is pleased to provide you with the following updates for the 2018 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting, which will be held September 5 – 7, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. 1. New! PRELIMINARY MEETING AGENDA 2. New! CO-SPONSORSHIP & EVENING

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Now Eaton Follows Suit with 6% Increase

The prospect of industry-wide price rises grew significantly this week with the announcement by Eaton that it is following Acuity Brands’ lead by putting up the cost of its luminaires by 6 per cent. Vice president of sales Joe Melchiors

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7 Chinese Companies That Might Be Interested in Bidding for GE Lighting

GE’s general lighting unit and Current, powered by GE are worth around USD 600-800 million, financial institutions estimate. The final price will settle based on the term of GE’s trademark and its market coverage. Currently, there are six GE lighting

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Stars of the Show at LightFair

One of the highlights each year at Lightfair is the Product Innovation Awards. Lighting manufacturers submit their new products for review by a board of lighting designers and other industry professionals. While well-known brands like Zumtobel Lighting, Philips/Gardco, and Acuity

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