2014-08-26

Saving Marine Life with LED Fishing Nets

Bycatching, defined in the fishing industry of accidentally catching unwanted fish and marine species are a threat to the marine ecosystem and endangered marine species.
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2014-08-25

Xiaomi Copies Apple’s Launch of Limited Sapphire Glass Edition Phones

In the Western hemisphere, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has earned a reputation of being an Apple wannabe. Whether it is in the phone’s exterior design or operation system interface, Xiaomi tends to mimic Apple’s every detail (TechCrunch even made a graphic comparison last week to deliver the point), so it probably is not too surprising that it now wants sapphire glass for its premium smartphones too.
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2014-08-25

Who Needs Screen Displays with Ritot's LED Smart Watch?

Wearable devices are still in its early phases, where manufacturers can be creative in design. Ritot, a Ukraine-based startup has abandoned screen designs, who needs a LED or OLED screen displays if all the information you need can be projected onto your wrist?
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2014-08-25

[Update] Kobe Bryant Promotes LED Basketball Court During Summer Tour with Nike

LEDinside posted a short piece about the breathtaking LED basketball court Kobe Bryant used to coach young Chinese players during his summer tour with Nike, more details about the high-tech basketball court were revealed recently by the sport attire giant and Gizmodo.
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2014-08-21

VLC Systems Could Make Cars Smarter and Roads Safer

Applications for Visible Light Communication (VLC) systems are now extending into the realm of advanced automobile systems, according to several technology reports.
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2014-08-21

Princeton University Cuts Carbon Emission with LED Upgrade

Princeton University is making campus lighting more sustainable and efficient one fixture at a time. Through the Lighting Efficiency Upgrade Program, the University will convert more than 100,000 fixtures to light-emitting diode (LED) technology in buildings across campus. The improvements will significantly reduce carbon emissions, promote cost savings and limit waste.
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2014-08-19

New Zealand City to Install Smart Streetlights

New Zealand’s Wellington City Council is planning to retrofit 18,000 streetlights with smart LED streetlights, according to a recent report by Radio New Zealand News.
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2014-08-18

Elemoon’s Smart LED Bracelets for the Fashion Conscious

Wearable smart LED devices are often known to be rather bulky and downright ugly. To make up for this market gap for fashionable wearable devices, Elemoon has followed in the footsteps of Memi in creating a smart bracelet to attract female consumers.
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2014-08-15

Justin Timberlake 20/20 Concert Lit Up with Philips Lighting

Live music lighting designer Nick Whitehouse is currently out on the road for a year long tour with pop superstar Justin Timberlake, and he has chosen to specify Philips Vari-Lite VL3000 Spot, VL3015 Spot and VL3500 Wash luminaires as the backbone of his stylish and dynamic design.
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2014-08-14

Bikini Berlin Concept Mall Bathed in Light from over 1000 Elation LED Luminaires

Not to be mistaken for a swimwear company, Bikini Berlin is a culturally protected Grade II listed building in the German capital, whose recent revitalization included the installation of over 1000 energy-efficient LED luminaires from Elation Professional.
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2014-08-13

Nokia 130 and 130 Dual Sim Phones Launched with Built-in LED Flash Light

Nokia announced the  launch of two feature phone mdels to come with built-in LED flash lights.
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2014-08-12

GE Lighting Adds Luster to China 2014 Youth Olympic Games with Energy-Efficient Flood Lights

GE Lighting has consolidated its leading position in stadium lighting in China with the partnership for latest big sports event,  which encompass all 28 sports on the Olympic program, will be held from August 16 to 28. The success, banking on high-quality lighting and energy efficient solutions catering for local market, honed GE Lighting’s image as a frontrunner in serving the country’s big-namelighting projects.
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2014-08-08

Philips Finds Potential Li-Fi Applications in New Museum Survey

Landmark pilot for connected lighting mobile apps in Dutch museum could provide template for museums, hospitals and supermarkets of the future
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2014-08-05

CIRCADIAN® Acquires a Controlling Stake in ZircLight

CIRCADIAN®, the global leader in managing 24/7 workforce productivity, health and safety in businesses that operate around the clock, announced today that it has acquired a controlling stake in ZircLight Inc. with a $2.5 million Series A investment led by ams AG, a leading designer and manufacturer of sensor and analog solutions including sensor-integrated intelligent managers that are enabling the next generation of smart lighting systems.
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2014-08-01

Indian Congress Launches Probe into Inefficient LED Streetlights

Governments around the globe have welcomed LED streetlights for its energy saving features and promising cost effectiveness, but a government lighting project in Vadodara, India has recently sparked heated political debate.
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2014-08-01

LED Waves Releases Industrial Lighting Case Study

In this case study, the 200W LED flood represents the median option in terms of initial price, with the lowest overall cost of ownership.With a Color Rendering Index of 80 (compared to the average CRI 30 from HID technology) the 5,000K LED floods transmit a daylight white quality of illumination.
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2014-07-31

Mood Lighting Key for British Couples when Choosing Restaurants

New research from npower small business has revealed just how important lighting is for businesses such as pubs and restaurants looking to attract love-struck customers. Eighty-eight percent of Brits said lighting in venues such as pubs or restaurants would affect how much they enjoy a date or romantic meal and 71 percent said lighting is an important consideration when picking a venue for a date; rating above other factors such as price (66 percent) and music (53 percent).
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2014-07-31

Enhancing Interactive Experiences Through Light

Philips Lumec Custom Products Designer Jean-François Duquette explores how lights can enhance interactive models and displays in this blog entry.
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2014-07-29

Taiwan Researchers Launch Eyewear to Detect Diabetes-related Neruological Condition

A research team in Taiwan is following in Google’s footsteps in launching an exclusive eyewear to detect early signs of diabetes. The device unlike Google’s contact lens announced in January 2014 is worn on top of glasses to detect whether a person has diabetes. It remains unclear as to whether the new diabetes detection eyewear from Taiwan will also pick up on Google’s lead of using LED indicator lights.
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2014-07-28

LED Device PD.iD Tests Whether Drinks Are Spiked

A new portable LED device PD.iD can detect whether people’s drinks have been tampered with date-rape drugs.
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2014-07-28

Camera Equipment Retailer Adorama Adds Flashpoint LED Flash Lights to Store Shelves

Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, is now selling a brand new line of Flashpoint LED lightsdesigned for both camera and stand-mounted use. New photography and videography lights from Flashpoint include the SpeedLight Partner and the VariAngle light, as well as a collection of LED lights in both standard and bi-color options. New stand-mounted lights include various models of circular and panel lights. These Flashpoint LED lights are available exclusively in store at Adorama and online.
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2014-07-25

GE Technology Enables More Vibrant Display in Tablets, Smartphones, and Televisions

GE announced today a research breakthrough that will vastly improve the color and crispness of images displayed on LED devices – everything from cell phones and tablets to televisions. Scientists at GE Lighting and GE Global Research developed a phosphor powder that, when packaged inside an LED, push the picture quality of LED electronics to new heights.
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2014-07-25

CODLIGHT Launches Smart LED Lighting Case for Android 4.4 Smartphones

CODLIGHT (www.codlight.com) proudly presents cPulse, the world’s first   smart LED lighting  case for  Android  smartphones exclusively on Kickstarter. With this smart, social,   sleek and interactive smartphone case  cPulse reinvents the way we interact with  lighting. Moreover, cPulse is the very first versatile consumer electronics product printed in 3D.
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2014-07-24

Blue LED Light Becomes New Cure for Paralysis

Scientists from from Kings College London and UCL discovered in early April 20140 blue lights can restore muscles paralyzed by motor neuron disease and spinal cord  injury. A follow up report published recently by Wall Street Daily Editor-in-Chief Martin Denholm has confirmed the lights used in the study were actually blue LED lights.
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2014-07-24

UK County Gloucestershire LED Upgrade to Save Millions of Pounds

Gloucestershire County Council in UK has decided to invest £ 21 million (US $35.77 million) to upgrade sodium streetlights to LEDs over a period of five years, according to a report by Gloucestershire Echo.
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2014-07-24

Inflatable Solar LED Lights to Aid Disaster Relief Work

LuminAID is aiding disaster relief work across the globe in the form of packaged inflatable solar LED lights.
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2014-07-23

Emberlight Smart Socket to Challenge LED Smart Light Industry

Just as the LED industry is getting comfy with the concept of smart lights, a new company Emberlight has stepped up the game with a socket capable of turning any dimmable light into smart lights--be it incandescent, halogen, CFL or LEDs.
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2014-07-22

U.S. Army Investigates Shelter Lighting Effects on Soldier Cognitive Performance

Researchers at the U.S. Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) are now studying the impact of different types of lighting in military shelters on soldiers, according to U.S. Army report.
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2014-07-18

Philips in Talks with Nest on Smart LED Bulbs

Philips is currently in talks with Google owned thermostat company Nest on integrating thermostats into smart bulbs, according to a Slash Gear report.
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2014-07-18

Nanoleaf Launches Bloom, a Dimmable LED Bulb with no Dimmer

Nanoleaf, the LED bulb startup company that released that successfully kickstarted a campaign to fund a highly energy efficient bulb last year is now stepping up its game with a new dimmable bulb that is dimmer-free.
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Today Philips Lumileds launches its proprietary CrispWhite Technology, yet another quality of light breakthrough in its portfolio, making whites appear vivid and bright while colors appear saturated. LUXEON CoB arrays with CrispWhite Technolog... READ MORE

For the first time there is a compact laser multi-chip package. Osram Opto Semiconductors can pack up to 20 blue laser chips in the new PLPM4 450 module. Instead of taking the laborious approach and constructing a light source from individual ... READ MORE