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Driver Monitoring System Embeds Osram’s IR LED for Semi-Autonomous Driving

Osram Opto Semiconductors has provided its IR LED and LED components to Joyson Safety Systems, a U.S. based mobile safety system provider, on its steering wheel to develop a semi-autonomous system to the new Cadillac CT6. The steering wheel equipped

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IES Lighting Ready Reference App

The IES Ready Reference App, produced by the Illuminating Engineering Society is now available as a free download. The IES App is compatible with any Android or iOS smart phone or tablet. The App provides: • Core lighting knowledge, including

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LEDucation 2019 Issues Call for Speakers

LEDucation 2019 is accepting submissions for presentation proposals to be given during the 2019 conference taking place March 12–13, 2019, at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. All submissions must be received by November 12, 2018. https://ww4.aievolution.com/led1901/

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LED Lighting Used in Worldwide Vertical Farms to Boost Local Food Supply

By deploying LED lighting, agricultural activities can be carried out in places with difficult environment conditions for providing food locally and diminishing the food miles. Vertical farms have been established worldwide with the aim of producing food with more efficiency

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Scottish School Trials Li-Fi

The Kyle Academy secondary school in Ayr has become one of the first in the world to use visible light from LED luminaires as a medium to connect to the web. The pupils insert a special memory-stick sized dongle into

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Zhaga Spec Allows IoT Upgradability

The Zhaga Consortium, a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires, has published Edition 1 of a new specification that helps to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to outdoor LED lighting fixtures.

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IES Featured Webinar Live 9-20: Lighting for Horticulture

September 20th 12:00 PM EDT. Humans see visible light; plants perceive and respond to electromagnetic radiation. For all that we have learned and know about lighting design for architectural and roadway applications, surprisingly little of this is relevant to horticultural

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Telensa to Deploy Smart Street Lighting and IoT Infrastructure for Sunshine Coast Pilot Project

The Sunshine Coast Council of Australia has selected Telensa, a UK-based maker of connected streetlights, to deploy its PLANet intelligent street lighting system, for a 24-month pilot project. The pilot project will create, demonstrate, and test a smart infrastructure in

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NEMA Urges USTR to Hone China Tariffs with Narrow Targets and Time Limits

On August 21, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) testified on behalf of its Member companies that would be materially affected by additional tariffs proposed by the Office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on products made in China. The Administration

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Chicago Installs 76K LED Streetlights in First Year of Upgrade Program

In the year since the Chicago Smart Lighting Program began, the city’s Department of Transportation has installed 76,000 LED smart streetlight fixtures in all of the city’s 50 wards. The four-year modernization program entails replacing 270,000 lights by 2021 and

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Signify Still Sells Lights! Unveils Some 20 New Hue Models

Many of them will connect to the Internet, so there’s still a data play. But it’s a reminder that the lighting industry is still tending to illumination, even as reaches for the IoT brass ring. Now, something for readers who

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A Manufacturing Revolution for the LED Lighting Industry

Western business investments in local manufacturing facilities have been declining since the 1980s due to partnering with contract manufacturers in Asia. But with increasing and hidden costs in Asia, companies are now seeking to bring manufacturing back home. When also

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15 Recognized By DOE Better Buildings Lighting Campaign

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) recently recognized 15 organizations for performing projects to upgrade their interior lighting and control systems. These partners, along with those recognized in the last two years, have newly

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The Impacts of the U.S. – China Trade War on Global LED Lighting Business

In April, the U.S. government has proposed a list of 1300 Chinese exports and announced to impose 25 percent tariffs on these products, following the Section 301 investigation. Later in July, the Trump administration released the second tranche of additional

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O2 Trails Data Transmission through LED Bulbs

Telecom operator O2 has announced its partnership with PureLiFi for a trail network using LED lights to provide high-speed wireless connection for data transmission. The technology, known as LiFi (lighting fidelity), uses visible light instead of radio waves to transmit

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EW’s Top 10 Product Picks for August 2018

Congratulations to the product management teams from Acuity Brands, Earthtronics, Emerson, Klein Tools, Lutron, Milwaukee Tool, Modern Forms, nVent, Platinum Industries and HellermannTyton for having their products selected for Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 Product Picks for Aug. 2018. If you

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Volkswagen Recalls Tiguan SUVs Due to LED Short-Circuiting Risk

German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen has been recalling 700,000 of its Tiguan and Touran cars around the world due to the possible short-circuiting risk of their LED lights. Volkswagen said that humidity may cause the short circuit in the LED modules

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Global LED Lighting Products Price Trend

According to the latest report of LEDinside, LED lighting market scale will reach US$ 33.3 billion in 2019 and LED lighting market penetration will come to 63 percent in 2022 from 22 percent in 2017. LEDinside has been tracking the

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Royal Navy Orders 100,000 LED Tubes

The UK’s Royal Navy has ordered 100,783 LED tubes in a £1 million deal in what will be widely seen as a vote of confidence in the technology. he light sources will be installed in 21 ships of the fleet,

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Mandalay Bay Convention Center Taps Wireless Lighting Controls Across 1 Million ft2

In a lighting now and maybe data later deal, Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Convention Center has tapped GE’s Current division for a wireless control system that allows fine tuning of 1600 luminaires across the expansive 1 million ft2 of exhibition

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