2016-01-11

On Creating Personality for Spaces: Anne Kustner Haser Talks about the Right Lighting

Anne Kustner Haser, president and design principal at Anne Kustner Lighting Design (AKLD) in Evanston, Illinois started her professional career as a graphic designer, but quickly fell out of love with graphic design in favor of lighting design. Perhaps this decision was influenced by the way some photographers she worked with utilized lighting to instill excitement into an otherwise ordinary product. Or, maybe it was an instinctive aptitude that Anne displayed while arranging lighting throughout her house as a young teenager. Even more so, it could have been the influence of her supportive family and especially her encouraging father, who himself was involved in electrical engineering. Since that fateful decision, and after opening her own lighting design studio 21 years ago, Anne has created stunning lighting environments for a unique blend of commercial, hospitality, and high-end residential clients that allow their individual personalities to shine through.
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2016-01-11

Pioneer Exhibits a Transparent OLED Automotive Brake Light at CES 2016

Pioneer is demonstrating a very nice looking transparent OLED automotive brake system. The idea is to embed this unit in the vehicle's rear window - so it is transparent and allows for a greater field of view, but when you press the brakes it emits a bright red light:
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2016-01-11

GE's Lighting Infrastructure Upgrade Will Save Big and Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Santander

As the UK's biggest ever fully-funded LED lighting retrofit, the project will see 90,000 new lights installed across the bank's UK estate of 800 branches and 13 office buildings – slashing energy use in half and reducing carbon emissions by more than 7,000 tonnes each year.
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2016-01-08

SETi Extends Fresh Produce Shelf Life in China with UV LED Tech

U.S. UV LED manufacturer, Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.(SETi), is selling deep UV LEDs to the Chinese market to extend the life of fresh product on store shelves, reported Fresh Plaza recently.
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2016-01-08

Orion Lights up North America’s Largest Food Company’s New Facility

Orion Energy Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance, energy-efficient retrofit lighting platforms, today announced a Fortune 500 packaged food company selected Orion fixtures for its new multimillion-dollar production line expansion in Waterloo, Iowa.
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2016-01-08

Gooee Demonstrates Lighting Ecosystem at CES 2016

Gooee, the world’s first ‘full-stack’ lighting ecosystem provider, is unveiling its new technology via a fully interactive demonstration at its stand at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2016 (CES).
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2016-01-07

Bermuda Rolls out Island-wide LED Streetlight Upgrade

Bermuda will be rolling out a nationwide LED streetlight upgrade plan, Bernews cited the country’s Public Works Minister Craig Cannonier saying at a press conference.
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2016-01-06

Distributor LightKulture.com Adds LED Light Sculptures from Elan by Kichler To Product Portfolio

It is no wonder many of our trade clients continue to use Elan for their projects, and why homeowners and even apartment dwellers turn to Elan to brighten up a room with style on a budget.
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2016-01-05

Philips and Colorado State University Seal LED Grow Light Research Partnership Deal

Colorado State University and Philips Lighting have forged a long-term collaborative partnership by signing an agreement to create a state-of-the-art LED-lighted education, research and training horticulture facility at CSU.
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2016-01-05

LEDs Under the Lime Light at Korea Smart Cities Conference

Korea’s first-ever international conference on urban policy saw a welcome focus on adopting low carbon LED (light-emitting diode) lighting as a means to create smarter, greener cities in Asia.
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2016-01-05

SGM Illuminates Lyon Festival of Lights

Four nights of utter enchantment was planned in December for Lyon’s most famous festival to date, broadcasting the heritage of the city. However, due to the recent tragic events in Paris, the Festival of Lights was cut short to a one-day tribute to the victims on December 8th, inviting people to stand united and light candles while the city became illuminated for that one evening at La Colline de Fourvière.
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2016-01-04

Indian City to Install 18K LED Streetlights to Save Energy

  Mohali is a city which is a commercial hub lying adjacent to the city of Chandigarh in Punjab, India. The local municipal corporation (MC) is scheduling to switch 18,000 conventional streetlights to LEDs in the following months.
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2016-01-04

Ontarians Redeemed Over 2.5M Energy-Saving Coupons from Product Purchases in 2015

In 2015, over 2.5 million Ontarians purchased energy- saving products and took advantages of energy- saving coupons, according to data released by Independent Electricity System Operator, the provincial agency responsible for operating the electricity market and directing the operation of the bulk electrical system in the province of Ontario, Canada.
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2016-01-04

Lindl Recalls Briloner Leuchten LED Spotlights with Sensors in Ireland

German grocer Lindl recalls German manufacturer Brilloneer Lechten LED spotlights with built-in LED sensors in Ireland.
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2016-01-04

Malaysian Researchers Develop Hybrid Powered LED Mosquito Lights that Mimic Human Scent

A research team headed by Chong Wen Tong from University of Malaysia has developed a hybrid energy LED outdoor light, capable of imitating human scent to trap mosquitos.
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2015-12-30

Review of Major Lighting Manufacturers LED Grow Light Developments

As LED applications gradually shift towards biology, medical, and health related market sectors, LED grow light applications large market potential has been recognized by the industry, according to a report from CALI. Chinese and international companies have entered the LED grow light market, with traditional lighting manufacturers Philips, Mitsubishi Chemicals, Seoul Semiconductor, Everlight, and Showa Denko all contending for market shares. The LED grow light industry is still mainly led by large multinational companies that have sufficient financing, advanced technology, and strong awareness of market deployment strategies.
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2015-12-30

Navigant Research Projects Global Connected Lighting Control Revenue in Commercial Buildings to Reach US $38.2B by 2024

A recent report from Navigant Research examines the global market for commercial building lighting controls, including forecasts for unit shipments and revenue, segmented by equipment type, building type, construction type, technology, and region, through 2024.
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2015-12-29

Queen’s Necklace in India Reverts to Sodium Vapor Streetlights

After celebrating its centennial birthday earlier this month, the iconic golden’s Queen’s Necklace on the Marine Drive in Mumbai will be reclaiming its lost glow by bringing back sodium vapor lights, reported Indian media Mid Day.
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2015-12-29

Fairborn City in Ohio to Upgrade to LED Streetlights

The City of Fairborn located in Ohio, U.S. has signed a deal with Miami Valley Lighting to operate and maintain streetlights, after the council approved the plan Monday.
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2015-12-28

Experimental Personal Ring Light Halo Challenges Perspective on Wearable Luminaires

Beaming light rings are no longer a specialty of divine beings and angels, one research group is bringing personalized halos to mere mortals.
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2015-12-28

Wisechip and NTHU to Commercialize Affordable Candlelight-style OLED by 2017

Taiwanese OLED manufacturer Wisechip and a research team from National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) intend to commercialize long-life economic OLED candle light by 2017, reported Taiwanese media Great News.
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2015-12-28

LED Streetlight Upgrade Project Flops in The Orange City of India

Renowned for its famous oranges, Nagpur, a city in India is struggling to install the targeted volume of LED streetlights, according to The Times of India.
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2015-12-28

City in Oregon Overhauls Traditional Decorative Lights with LEDs

Ashland, a city located in Oregon. U.S. has replaced some 33,670 decorative incandescent lights with LEDs in the city hall during this Christmas season, reported Ashland Daily Tidings.
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2015-12-25

Canadian Tire Corporation Recalls Decorative Holiday LED Lights Over Fire Hazards

This recall involves various Holiday Collection Christmas Lights. The Canadian Tire SKU number can be found on the box or receipt and by the CSA file numbers 224823 which can usually be found on the manufacturer's product identification label, which is a tag affixed to the wire of the light string. These CSA file numbers are not embossed on the plug of the light string; the numbers found on the plug relate only to that specific plug component and are not part of this recall.
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2015-12-23

Handy LED Wearable for First-Time Parents

A Canadian startup designed a LED wearable that could be a helpful aid for first-time parents, when it comes to tending their child.
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2015-12-23

Audi Expands Advanced Lighting Options in UK Car Models

On the UK’s shortest day Audi adds to the Christmas illuminations with advanced lighting that is now available for more models than ever before: Intelligent Audi Matrix LED headlights now available on many of the latest models: TT, A4, A6, A7 Sportback and Q7. S line versions of the A4, A6, A7, Q7 and TT fitted with all-LED headlights and LED rear lights as standard. Xenon plus headlights with LED DRLs as standard for the rest of the S line range. Laser lighting can also be specified on the all-new R8 and R8 V10 plus. Dynamic sweeping turn signals also standard front and rear in combination with Matrix LED headlights. Future lighting development work focusing on Matrix laser lights, laser rear fog light and OLED ‘Swarm’ technology
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2015-12-22

Japan Includes Raising LED Lighting Penetration in Global Warming Prevention Strategies

Japanese government held a special meeting at its Global Warming Prevention Headquarters to address global warming solutions and implement suggestions issued by COP21, the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris. The government aims to accelerate action plans and strategies.
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2015-12-22

Netflix Socks is the Only Wearable Tech You Need to Survive Binge-watching Holiday

As some people welcome the long holiday ahead, binge- watching is sometimes one of the most popular activity to do in midwinter. However, accidentally falling asleep and waking up confused many episodes later, probably is not a welcoming way to celebrate Christmas.
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2015-12-22

Bellingham Halves Streetlight Energy Bill Following LED Upgrade

Bellingham is the largest city in Whatcom County in the State of Washington, U.S. The streets of the city started to look brighter from Dec. 7, 2015, following the ongoing LED streetlights conversion. Crews from Northwest Edison, an energy company, started switching the city’s aging high- pressure sodium lamps to LEDs, reported the Bellingham Herald.
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2015-12-22

How LED Lighting Affects Tomatoes Quality

To satisfy increasing consumer demand for locally grown, fresh tomatoes during off-seasons, greenhouse tomato growers often need to rely on supplemental lighting. Tomato growers are looking to light-emitting diodes (LEDs), favored for their energy-saving potential, as an alternative to high-pressure sodium lamps (HPS) in greenhouse operations. A recent study offers new information about the feasibility of using LEDs in greenhouse tomato operations.
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EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, presents four new ceramic high reflective packaged high power automotive LEDs with a Golden Lead Frame in four different colors White, PC-Amber, Red and Su... READ MORE

Lumileds launches its second generation LUXEON CoB Compact Range LEDs, which feature an efficacy and output boost of up to 16% over its previous generation arrays. The new product line reinforces Lumileds le... READ MORE