LightingEurope Position Paper on the Benefits of Using UV-C Disinfection to Combat COVID-19

LightingEurope calls on European policy makers to actively support and stimulate the uptake of UV-C disinfection technologies – in particular as part of the EU Renovation Wave initiative – and to ensure that EU and national financial instruments are available

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COVID-19 Spurs Market Opportunities for UV/IR LED and Horticulture Lighting

COVID-19 pandemic has led to lockdowns across the world with pause in business operation and production, resulting enormous impact globally. The technology industry, as one of the most affected field, not only needs to tackle the challenges brought by the

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DLC SSL V5 Technical Requirements Update Due to COVID-19

 The DesignLights Consortium has responded to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by adjusting portions of its Technical Requirements v5.0, effective immediately. https://www.designlights.org/ The deadline to update V4.4 products to V5.0 and V5.1 has been extended by 1 month.

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Lockdown Cuts Lighting Industry Activity by 55 Per Cent in UK

The cost of the lockdown on the UK’s lighting sector was spelled out this morning in an industry report which revealed that overall activity is down by 55 per cent. The number tallies with figures recently reported to WEEE compliance

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UL COVID-19 Regulatory Updates for Product Certification

Up-to-date information on regulatory changes, deviations, exceptions and extensions that may impact access to your target markets. The regulatory landscape is changing rapidly and staying on top of market entry requirements is more challenging than ever before. With new information

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8 Effects of the Crisis on the Lighting Sector by Ray Molony

The lighting industry, already in the throes of a painful adjustment to a post-LED world, has been thrown into further turmoil by the Covid-19 pandemic. predicts eight ways the crisis could change the sector.  Shuji Nakamura’s invention of the blue

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ASHRAE Establishes Epidemic Task Force

ASHRAE has launched a society-wide effort to respond to the current global COVID-19 pandemic and provide guidance on how to ensure that buildings are prepared for future epidemics. The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force was established to help deploy ASHRAE’s technical

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NAED Distributors Provide More COVID-19 Safety Tips

On March 22, tedmag.com posted a story providing best practices by distributors to keep their employees safe and healthy, and to keep supplying necessary products to their customers. In the past week, the NAED Member Engagement Team has been in

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A.L.P DESIGNS Face Shield to Fight COVD-19

A.L.P., in their Charlevoix, MI, plant rapidly reorganized tooling and production to manufacturer the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) face shields for front-line health care workers. Steve Brown, CEO, explained that the company was approached by Charlevoix hospital looking for PPE.

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NEMA: America Needs to Work Its Way Through This Crisis… and It Will Rely on Electricity to Do So

There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. While electrical equipment manufacturers are considered “Critical Manufacturing,” they also directly support every other sector by making the products needed to assure

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AMS Plans to Complete Osram Transition in 2Q20

After AMS started its takeover process for Osram since December 2019 and reported further update that the deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020. The Austrian sensor maker is processing its US$1.78 billion rights issues for

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Lighting Companies Sponsor Free LED Lights for Coronavirus Remote Site Testing

The National Lighting Bureau (NLB), through its members, is offering free LED lights for the remote sites being set up across the U.S. to test for the coronavirus. The Bureau provides its services to the public free of charge with

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To Members of NEMA’s Lighting Systems Division

As you’re seeing in the news, many states, counties, and cities are instituting shelter-in-place policies to slow the spread of COVID-19.  This is most likely impacting your facilities, some of you may have already been forced to shut down or

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Corona Crisis: Lighting Firms Act to Keep Business Rolling

Lighting manufacturers and design practices are implementing unprecedented measures to maintain business during the coronavirus crisis. Across the industry, business travel has halted, staff are working remotely and strict hygiene measures are being implement by production staff and delivery drivers who

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Lighting Industry Faces Fallout of COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have profound effects on the lighting industry and the construction industry overall, from macroeconomic effects to potential impacts on the supply chain. Here’s a round up of stories speculating on the fallout: http://www.lightnowblog.com/2020/03/lighting-industry-faces-fallout-of-covid-19-pandemic/

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TrendForce’s Analysis of Coronavirus Impacts on LED, Panel and Related Consumer Products

The following analysis shows TrendForce’s investigations of key component and other downstream technology industries, under the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, with the latest data as of February 14, 2020. The pandemic not only negatively affected the production’s supply

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