2016-09-21

North Carolina City Holds LED Streetlight Conversion Meeting

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC) based in North Carolina, U.S. has finished 85% of its streetlight upgrade from sodium-vapor lights to brighter energy-saving LED bulbs, reported Fayobserver.
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2016-09-21

Lighting Science Appoints New Senior Director of Retail Sales

Lighting Science®, a global leader in next-generation LED lighting solutions, today announced the appointment of Jon Brody as Senior Director of Retail Sales. Brody comes to Lighting Science following senior positions at consumer electronics leaders Binatone (a licensee of Motorola) and Jawbone. In his new role, Brody will assume responsibility for expanding the company’s retail channels nationwide.
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2016-09-20

Light Therapy Helps Men Bring Mojo Back to Bedroom

Men exposed to bright light therapy can receive a testosterone level boost that can lead to greater sexual satisfaction then those with a lower sex drive, according to a study presented by University of Siena in Italy at ECNP conference in Vienna.
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2016-09-20

Eaton and CIMCON to Display Smart City Solutions at the IES Street and Area Lighting Conference

Power management company Eaton announced that it is demonstrating its Streetworks wireless smart city solutions featuring LED outdoor luminaires with CIMCON’s intelligent, wireless controls, sensors and software products at the IES Street and Area Lighting Conference in Hollywood, California, on September 18 to 21 at the Lowes Hotel at booth 40 and 41.
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2016-09-19

DOE Releases New GATEWAY Report on Tunable Lighting in a Senior-Care Facility

The U.S. Department of Energy's GATEWAY program has released a new report on a pilot installation of tunable-white LED systems at a senior-care facility in Sacramento, CA. The installation took place at the ACC Care Center and was conducted by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), which invited GATEWAY to document the performance of the new lighting systems. Two of the primary goals identified by SMUD and ACC were to learn more about how tunable-white lighting affects the sleep patterns, nighttime safety, and other behaviors of the residents; and to better equip the staff to provide excellent care by improving the quality of lighting relative to the incumbent system.
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2016-09-13

Philips Lighting Launches Indoor Lighting Positioning Program Yellow Dot

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, today announced its YellowDot program, opening its indoor positioning technology to work with LED luminaires from other lighting companies. The YellowDot program allows manufacturers to test and certify their LED luminaires to work with Philips’ indoor positioning technology, and is supported by the planned launch of three YellowDot Ready LED drivers (60, 100 and 150W) in Europe by end of the year. This move follows successful system launches in Europe and Middle-East, and addresses the growing demand from LED luminaire and retail customers for lighting based indoor positioning technology.
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2016-09-12

Serenity LED Appoints New CEO

Serenity LED, a leader in the LED lighting industry, has announced that they have hired a new chief executive officer, Anthony Bianco. Bianco, the former president of Supreme Lobster & Seafood, has emerged from retirement to take over business development and day-to-day management of Serenity LED.
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2016-09-09

Pune in Western India to Roll out Large LED Streetlight Upgrade

Pune, a city located in western Indian state of Maharashtra, will be replacing 70,000 streetlights with LEDs, reported Times of India.
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2016-09-06

LG Set to Launch QLED TV and OLED Plane Windows in 2017

LG Electronics announced it will be launching a quantum dot TV, along with its lineup of OLED TVs by 2017, reported The Korean Herald.
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2016-09-06

iView and Forth Dimension Displays Partner up on SLPs for China’s 3D Optical Inspection Market

iView  and Forth Dimension Displays Limited (ForthDD) have entered into an agreement to develop, manufacture and sell Structured Light Projectors (SLPs). SLPs are a key component of 3D automated in-line optical inspection (3D AOI) equipment which is rapidly replacing 2D AOI in printed circuit board (PCB) manufacture. The ability to use 3D AOI to measure components in all three dimensions, on every PCB in real time, enables companies to improve yields and product quality while reducing wastage and costs.
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2016-09-06

Philips GrowWise Reveals Research Results on Indoor Vertical Farming

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, today shared results from over 50 research projects carried out at its GrowWise Center during its first year of operation. This facility at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, the Netherlands aims to develop the blueprint for the city farm of the future and is the largest research facility of its kind with a total growing surface of 234 square meters. The research findings confirm that growth recipes can be successfully used to influence virtually any characteristic of crops, from taste, texture, smell and color to yields, growth speed, blossoming and much more.
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2016-09-06

U.S. DOE Recognizes Wendy’s Franchisee, Wendo Group for Leading Energy Performance

The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized The Wendy's® Company and one of its franchisees, Wendco Group, for their partnership in the Better Buildings Challenge and for leadership in energy efficiency. The Wendy's Company has made a commitment to reduce energy consumption in U.S. company-owned restaurants by 20 percent per transaction by 2025.  Wendy's is also the first restaurant company to include franchisees in the Better Buildings Challenge. To date, six franchisees have joined and more than 570 company and franchisee operated restaurants are participating in this program. 
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2016-09-05

Japan Makes Prototype Ear-worn LED Lights for Nurses

Shimane University and a light maker have teamed up to make a protoype LED light worn on the ear to help nurses free up their hands when working in dark rooms, reported Asahi Shinbun.
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2016-09-05

LED Lights Influence on Bat Activity

The widespread replacement of conventional bulbs in street lighting by energy-saving light-emitting diodes (LEDs) has considerable influence on bats as urban nocturnal hunters. Opportunistic bats lose hunting opportunities whereas light sensitive species benefit. This was shown in a recent study by Christian Voigt and Daniel Lewanzik from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW).
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2016-08-31

Innolux: Apple’s OLED iPhones A Temporary Solution Till Micro-LED Displays Mature

Apple’s rumored switch to Samsung supplied OLED panels could be short-lived, said Innolux CEO.
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2016-08-31

Foshan Lighting Warns of Unauthorized UL Mark on LED T8

The following is a notification from Foshan Electrical and Lighting that the retrofit LED tubes do not comply with UL's safety requirements and are not authorized to bear the UL Mark for the U.S. and Canada.
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2016-08-31

Philips Lighting Research Uncovers Those Left in the Dark Ahead of Halogen Phase out

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, has today released findings that reveal the lack of awareness about the European Union’s ban on GU10 halogen spot lights, effective from September 1, 2016. The research found that three quarters (75%) of consumers do not know about the forthcoming ban, despite the fact that two in five (40%) are currently using halogen spot lights at home. The EU legislation was driven by the need for increased energy efficiency in order to reduce electricity consumption and cut CO2 emissions. Focus now turns to LEDs, such as the Philips LED spot classic WarmGlow, as a high-quality, alternative that looks, feels and behaves like a halogen, but is up to 90% more energy-efficient.
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2016-08-31

RetroSense Therapeutics Receives Patent on Proprietary Method for Restoring Vision using Optogenetics

RetroSense Therapeutics, a privately-held, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted U.S. patent Application No. 11/036,629, entitled “Method for Augmenting Vision in Persons Suffering from Photoreceptor Cell Degeneration.” RetroSense is the exclusive licensee of this intellectual property for augmenting vision from photoreceptor cell degeneration through a license with Massachusetts General Hospital. This patent broadly covers methods for restoring or improving vision using optogenetic approaches. The allowed claims cover the use of a broad range of opsins and rhodopsins in vision restoration.
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2016-08-30

LEDVANCE: Impact of EU Phase out High Voltage Tungsten Halogen Lamps in September

Since September 2009, energy consumption-relevant light sources have been disappearing step-by-step from the market. This year it’s the turn of the high voltage reflector tungsten halogen lamps as best-known representatives. These are no longer permitted to be put into circulation in the European Union from 1 September 2016 as part of the third step of Directive (EU) 1194/2012. 
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2016-08-25

Greater Dandenong in Australia Rolls out LED Streetlight Project

Greater Dandenong Council has cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1,974 tonne annually thanks to a new lighting project in the city. 
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2016-08-23

LG Display Customizes OLED Interior Lighting for Automobiles

LG Display has supplied OLED light panels to Chang’s Custom, a Korean car customizing company, to create the world’s first van equipped with OLED interior lighting.
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2016-08-19

Hot Picks of the Week Aug.15-19

Several interesting developments happened in the OLED sector this week, with the Taiwanese government announcing it will be pouring US $3 billion to develop flexible AMOLED and PMOLED industries in the nation. The flexible display technology will be co-developed with ITRI, and the government aims to form a comprehensive OLED supply chain in Taiwan and reducing the country’s reliance on material imports. Cadillac also showcased its OLED concept car in California on Friday, where it is employing four large OLED panels for its Escala concept car dashboard.
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2016-08-19

Disney Patents IR LED-based Interactive Light Saber System

Diehard fans of Star Wars that have dreamed of deflecting laser light beams with Jedi light sabers might get a chance in a future Disneyland.
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2016-08-19

Cadillac Unveils Escala Concept Car Incorporating OLED Displays

The Escala Concept debuts in California tonight, introducing the next evolution of Cadillac design and previewing the craftsmanship and technology being developed for many future models. Following a series of private previews, Escala will be displayed this weekend at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
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2016-08-19

Hoffman-Madison Waterfront Unveils Vibrant Lighting for the Francis Case Memorial Bridge

The night of August 18th marks a new milestone at The Wharf, as Hoffman-Madison Waterfront's commitment to revitalizing the Southwest waterfront comes to life. On August 18th at 9:15pm, the new lighting design of the Francis Case Memorial Bridge (Case Bridge) will be inaugurated by Washington DC's Mayor Muriel Bowser. The inaugural lighting will gradually unveil the final design, offering a new perspective on the bridge and the City.
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2016-08-17

Apple Adoption of OLED Might be Limited in iPhone 8

OLED displays might not be found on all iPhone 8 that is rumored to be launched in September 2017, according to a Barron’s blog article.
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2016-08-15

iPhone 7 to Feature Pressure-Sensitive Home Button and Front LED Light

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus might feature a pressure-sensitive home button with haptic feedback, reported Bloomberg.
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2016-08-12

Hot Picks of the Week Aug.8-12

GE Lighting is involved in the Olympic Games Rio that runs from Aug. 5-21, 2016, in ways more than just LED lighting installation projects. The company developed LED lights that can help monitor athletes performance.
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2016-08-12

Low Power LED Lights Boosts Snow Crab Catchability

Low power LED lights could raise Canadian snow crab catchability, according to a study presented by PHD candidate Khanh Nguyen at the fourth International Marine Conservation Congress, reported The Fish Site.
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2016-08-09

Iota Labs Unveils LED Enhanced Smartphone Notification Device Dot

Iota Labs, a company founded by five Berkeley engineers, is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to finish developing Dot, the Physical Push Notification. The campaign will kick off in Aug. 23, 2016 and features a LED enhanced smartphone notification device.
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Allegro MicroSystems introduces a new automotive, AEC-Q100 qualified single IC switching regulator that provides constant-current output to drive high-power LEDs. Allegro’sREAD MORE

The October launch of Mr Beams’ NetBright High Performance Security Light continues the company’s streak of 2016 product releases designed with bold innovative features.

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