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MaxLite Implements Temporary Order Surcharge Implement due to Increased Import Costs

U.S.-based LED lighting products producer MaxLite has announced that it would begin applying a temporary order surcharge after November 19th due to the significant escalation in international shipping rates and materials. The company will add six percent surcharge on top

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Register Now for the 2019 DOE SSL R&D Workshop

The 16th annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop will be held in Dallas/Fort Worth on January 29-31, 2019. This “meeting of the minds” brings together our nation’s top lighting scientists from universities, national laboratories, and industry to share the latest on

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Research Finds Blue Light Exposure Helps to Decrease Blood Pressure

In the study, published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology, participants were exposed to 30 minutes of whole-body blue light at approximately 450 nanometres, the wavelength similar to daily sunlight – followed by exposure to a control light on

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Forest Lighting Transition to Ledvance

MLS is the global parent company of both LEDVANCE and Forest Lighting.  In order to maximize efficiencies, MLS has decided to integrate these two businesses in the United States and Canada with LEDVANCE having operating management responsibilities.  MLS’ motivation is

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Lux Awards 2018: Winners Revealed

The Awards were presented in front of 800 senior lighting professionals at a gala event at the O2 InterContinental on the final night of the LuxLive 2018 exhibition. From over 200 nominations, the judges drew up the initial shortlists, tested

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Lutron Reimagines Residential Experience Center in NYC

Lutron Electronics recently reimagined its Residential Experience and Training Center in the Decoration and Design Building in New York City. Nearly three times the size of Lutron’s former New York City space, the new Center is intended to offer a

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Elgin, Illinois Plans LED Streetlight Installation

According to city officials, the installation is expected to save money and provide better and more environmentally friendly lighting. Aaron Neal, the Public Works superintendent said that the approximately $2.25 million investment would pay for itself in five to six

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Osram Develops New LiDAR Sensor for Self-driving Cars

LiDAR systems are an integral part of driving assistance systems, such as lane assist and emergency braking systems in autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles. The propagation time of very short light pulses is used to determine the distance between the vehicle

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The Global LiFi Congress® Is the 1st International Event Dedicated to LiFi

The Global LiFi Congress® will take place on the 12th and 13th of June 2019 at the Salons Hoche in Paris. For the second time, the scientific and professional world, involved in LiFi will gather together in order to share ideas and pave

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Human-Centric Lighting at a German Supermarket Boosts Sales by 28%

The trial of the technology at an Edeka store in Lower Saxony saw total sales increase by 12 per cent compared to a nearby reference store, with confectionary sales rising by 28 per cent, fruit and vegetables by 26 per

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ANSI/ASABE Releases Horticultural Lighting Standards for Testing LEDs and SSL Modules

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has published the second in a series of three standards documents focused on specifying the performance of LEDs, arrays, and modules relative to the impact on plant growth and development. ASABE

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California Passes IoT Cybersecurity Law

In September, California passed SB-327, a cybersecurity law that will affect manufacturers of Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) devices. The law, which goes into effect January 1, 2020, will require manufacturers of “connected devices” to equip these

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TALQ Consortium Hosts Interoperability Plugfest for Smart City Networks

The TALQ Consortium has announced the results of an interoperability plugfest (an event where multiple vendors test their products’ compatibility with others) that took place in Valencia, Spain recently. TALQ was formed back in 2012 with the mission of standardizing

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Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 LED Picks for November 2018

Congratulations to the product managers and marketing teams from  Current, Powered by GE, Earthtronics, Focal Points Lighting, Legrand, Lighting Science, Smart Vision Lights, Start Lighting, Sylvania, Topaz and Verbatim Lighting for having their new products selected for Electrical Wholesaling’s Top

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American Industrial Partners to Acquire Current, Powered by GE

With more than 90 transactions completed and $4.2 billion of assets under management, American Industrial Partners has deep roots in the industrial economy and has been active in private equity investing for nearly 30 years that focuses on buying, improving

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Patent Granted to Apple for Automotive Lighting and Warning System

According to the claim of the patent, the vehicle lighting system is comprised with a control circuitry, one or more sensors and a light-based device. The sensor detects the distance in between cars and if it finds the following car

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Lighting Project at St. Peter’s Basilica by Osram to be Completed

Osram has kicked off a lighting project at St. Peter’s Basilica in October 2017. After a year of work, the project is going to be completed soon with the initial tests finished, according to the report of Lux. 700 customized

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DALI Specifications from DiiA Enable Intelligent, Connected LED Luminaires

New specifications from DiiA enable smart DALI drivers that can report data, supporting DALI in the IoT era, and can also simplify the addition of sensors and communication nodes to luminaires via an intra-luminaire DALI bus. DiiA has finalized a

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Signify Supplies Lighting and Light Management System for Mighty Lights Project

Mighty Lights, a privately-funded dynamic LED lighting installation added a connected LED lighting system on the Hernando de Soto Bridge that spans the Mississippi River. The latest part of the installation debuted on October 27, 2018. Signify (formerly Philips Lighting)

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Sneak Peek: 10 Lighting Innovations at Luxlive

Manufacturers are working furiously on the finishing touches to a raft of new product introductions at LuxLive on Wednesday 14 November and Thursday 15 November 2018 at ExCeL London https://luxlive.co.uk/ Innovations include smart drivers, contemporary design luminaires, emergency lighting technology

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