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Signify to Install Solar LED Street Lights in Seville to Cut Energy Cost and Carbon Emission

Signify announced a new project of installing solar panel powered street lights in the Infanta Elena Park in Seville, Spain to enhance the safety of visitors as well as to improve energy efficiency. With the pilot project, 20 Philips SunStay

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Epistar Sees Opportunity in Mini LED and Might Benefit from US-China Trade Dispute

Epistar continues to work on high margin LED products including UV LED, VCSEL, Mini LED and Micro LED. The company is working intensively with Mini LED projects and its products have been adopted in the end applications including monitors, notebooks

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Enlighted Expands IoT Platform Lighting Control Capabilities

Enlighted, a Siemens company, recently announced new lighting control capabilities have been added to its award-winning building Internet of Things (IoT) Platform. These include advanced tunable white lighting control, daylight harvesting group capabilities, and a two-wire interface for the company’s

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Wi-Fi, 5G, IoT… Meet the Street Light of the Future

SIGNIFY has unveiled what it hopes will become the street light of future – a column bristling with high technology capabilities including Wi-Fi, 5G connectivity and Internet of Things sensors. The BrightSites smart pole ‘turbocharges cities’ smart city infrastructure’ says

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Acuity Acquires WhiteOptics

WhiteOptics®), is a New Castle, DE-based manufacturer of advanced optical components used to reflect, diffuse and control light for LED lighting used in commercial and institutional applications. WhiteOptics’ product portfolio includes light guide plates, optical diffusers and innovative micro-structure lenses

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Get 5G Connectivity from Your Lights

Two of the biggest names from the lighting and cellular networking industries — Osram and Nokia — have teamed up to explore the possibility of equipping LED ceiling luminaires with 5G radio chips to transmit data inside commercial building. In

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Samsung Installs LED Displays at New York Time Square

Samsung’s new displays at One Times Square take up the entire front facing panel which together measured more than 1,081 square meters (11,639 square feet). The displays feature premium center-stage exposure with full motion video, live-streaming and interactive capabilities. The

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ENERGY STAR Certified LED Light Bulbs

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Signify Launches Trulifi

Signify launched a new range of LiFi systems that includes the world’s fastest and most reliable LiFi systems commercially available. The range, branded Trulifi, leverages existing and future professional luminaires. Instead of using radio signals (such as WiFi, 4G/5G, Bluetooth, etc.), Trulifi uses

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OLEDs Light Dentist Office on Park Ave

Don Kossar, principal of Don Kossar Interiors, was designing the dental office of Dr. Pasquale Malpeso on Park Avenue in Manhattan, NYC, when he envisioned OLED fixtures encircling the reception desk and arching down the entry staircase. Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)

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5 States with the Most Interest in Rebates

Over the past year, the top 5 states where customers were looking for rebates are CA, PA, TX, NY and IL. While these 5 states were the most searched for states in the past year, there is a high amount

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NEMA New Standard Available for Fluorescent Replacement and Retrofit LED Lamps

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C78.54-2019 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specification Sheet for Tubular Fluorescent Replacement and Retrofit LED Lamps, which standardizes the specification sheet, or data reporting format, as the means of communicating critical lamp

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NEMA New Lighting Systems Standard Available for Solid State Lighting Retrofit Kits

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C136.42-2019 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Solid State Lighting Retrofit Kits. This Standard defines the mechanical and electrical requirements for transforming an installed high-intensity discharge (HID) roadway and area

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EW’s Top 10 LED Picks for May, 2019

Congrats to Amerlux, Appleton/Emerson, Black+Decker, Chalmit, ESL, Foreverlamp, Hubbell Lighting, Literonics, Lutron, Nora Lighting, for being selected by Electrical Wholesaling’s editors for our Top 10 LED Picks for May, 2019. Do you have a product you would like us to

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Apple’s Pro Display XDR Highlights Potential of Mini LED

While Apple did not call the backlighting system mini LED technology, the sources indicated that the design of the superbright arrays of LEDs as demonstrated by the Pro Display XDR is regarded as “mini LED-like” technology. The Pro Display XDR

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Gooee and Croonwolter&Dros Have Signed a Contract That Will Connect More Than 5,000 Buildings

Gooee’s Building Operating System – which includes a Bluetooth sensing network deployed using the luminaires  – will take control of inefficient, existing building systems to optimise both building and business performance. With almost 12 million square metres being maintained and

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Trump Says U.S. and Mexico Reach Last-Minute Deal to Avoid Tariffs

Mexico has agreed to U.S. demands that it tighten its borders to stop the flow of illegal Central American immigrants from coming into the U.S. through Mexico. The deal suspends steep tariffs on imported Mexican goods that were to go

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Oil and Gas Industry Issues Circadian Lighting Guidelines

In an influential move to mitigate harmful blue-tinged LED light at night, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has issued new workplace safety guidelines directing sites to minimize circadian disruptions from light sources. API, the trade association for the US oil

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Nevada Takes a Stand on Lamp Efficiency Standards

In February, the Department of Energy announced a plan to rescind an expansion of efficiency standards for lamps that was scheduled to go into effect in 2020. The expanded standards were adopted two years ago by the Obama administration. The

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Impacts on Lighting If China Weaponizes Rare Earth Metals

The 17 rare-earth elements are cerium(Ce), dysprosium (Dy), erbium (Er), europium (Eu), gadolinium (Gd), holmium (Ho), lanthanum (La), lutetium (Lu), neodymium (Nd), praseodymium (Pr), promethium (Pm), samarium (Sm), scandium (Sc), terbium (Tb), thulium (Tm), ytterbium (Yb), and yttrium (Y). Despite their name, rare-earth elements are – with the exception of the radioactive promethium – relatively plentiful in Earth’s crust. Do you remember when China last manipulated rare earth exports, in 2010 / 2011?  It was a

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