2013-09-27

Tailored Lighting’s Natural LED Daylight Bulbs Brings out Art Masterpieces True Colors

Every year, we are reminded of the hidden beauty that lies beneath the surface of nature's foliage with the coming of fall and changing color of leaves. SoLux® natural daylight lamps reveal the true colors and beauty in painting by Van Gogh, Poplars in Autumn, and others by Monet, Rembrandt, and Picasso.
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2013-09-26

Samsung to Launch Flexible OLED Smartphone Next Month

Samsung announced it will be launching a bendable OLED smartphone in Oct., 2013, according to reports by Verge, Gizmodo, BBC and others. The flexible OLED screens will be introduced into the smartphone model GALAXY Note 3, and only a limited number will be sold. As the first OLED smartphone to enter the market, it is expected to catalyze OLEDs commercial applications.
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2013-09-25

TrendForce illustrates a new vision of lighting at BeLight.com

Global market research institute TrendForce Corp. announces today that it is going to release a new website focusing on professional lighting design– BeLight.com. Aiming at international lighting design and lighting industry for next generation, TrendForce hopes to transform the sophisticate preference in the lighting world into a commonsense for more people to live in.
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2013-09-25

Lighting Designer James Turrell Guggenheim Display "Fools" Human Perception

James Turrell’s first LED lighting exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist’s groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site specificity in his practice. At its core is Aten Reign (2013), a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. 
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2013-09-25

LSI Industries Introduces New LED Linear Parking Garage Fixture

LSI Industries Inc. introduced the LED XLPG, a new LED linear parking garage fixture. Designed to meet the needs of the parking garage space, LSI's XLPG is purpose built to deliver optimum performance using significantly less energy as compared to traditional light sources. Energy-efficient LEDs combined with designed precision optics optimize light output for uniform illumination without any 'cave effect' or glare. Further, the XLPG has a number of features to ensure easy installation and virtually no maintenance, making it an affordable value and the LED solution of choice for new construction and retrofit parking garage applications.
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2013-09-25

Gigahertz-Optik's Launches Light Meter for Precise Luminance Measurements

A feature packed lightmeter designed to accurately measure illuminance, color and spectral data for solid state lighting (SSL), CFL, traditional lighting & displays has been introduced by Gigahertz-Optik.
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2013-09-25

What’s Driving Hotel Lighting? Top Trends for 2014

General Electric (GE) highlights top hotel lighting trends in 2014 in a recent article. Hotels are big business. In the United States alone, hotels comprise more than 5 billion square feet of space according to the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) and spend in excess of US$ 7.5 billion on energy each year as cited by The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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2013-09-24

Canadian Team Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign for Buildable LED Lights Dodecado

A Canadian team has launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter for its Dodecado, a dodecahedron light with magnetic properties that allows it to be attached to another light, and rearranged or sculpted according to the user’s needs. The lights are scheduled for production in Oct. 2013 with first delivery scheduled in Dec. 2013. So far the Canadian team has raised CA$ 5,214 (US$ 5,069) for its project on Kickstarter.
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2013-09-24

UK Pub Rolls Out Philips LED Lighting Upgrade Plan in 240 Shops

Lighting design, installation and maintenance company Weblight has won a contract to replace the lamps in over 240 of Spirit Pub Company's pubs with Philips Master LED lamps.
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2013-09-24

PSFK Labs: Capturing the Culture of A City through Light

Cities and cultures invariably craft ways to express their identity in visceral ways. The most revered of these public statements become a point of pride in the community and a compelling destination for visitors, according to a recent PSFK Labs article. Supported by the evolution of digital LED technology, we’ve witnessed a number of creative uses of light to achieve iconic status through blending elements of a culture with the unique deployment of light. These installations work to capture the permanence of a place and maintain ties to tradition, all while pointing to new and cutting edge technology and signaling a optimistic outlook of innovations still to come.
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2013-09-23

PSFK labs: Bridging Distances with Lighting Experiences

A recent article by PSFK labs explores the relationship between lighting products and human interaction. Could light be used to bridge two remote experiences? If so, what kind of stories could it tell? In a trend we are calling Remotely Connected, PSFK Labs explores how synced lighting experiences are helping bring to life the unique connections between people. With their ability to convey shared experiences, awareness or proximity, these lighting displays are being creatively deployed to evoke an emotional response between people.
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2013-09-23

Philips LEDs Move to Music in German Students Architectural Design Project

In a collaboration project between Philips and Germany’s Hochschule Wismar Architectural Lighting students this year, 10 students designed an installation entitled "Light Beats." It is an exploration of the relationship between light and different cultures via several types of music. The lighting concept was implemented with innovative LED technology and with the support of the lighting partners, providing technical expertise and equipment. It's offered the opportunity to play with a translucent glass facade on two floors, a terrace, a footbridge and a glass facade to the ground floor.  
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2013-09-23

Apps Behind the NliteN 2D-Lux Smart LED Disk

NliteN has just added the dimmable 2D-Lux™ Smart LED Disk (SLEDD) to its campaign on Indiegogo. The 2D-Lux SLEDD, a 60W-incandescent-replacement LED smart "bulb", adds an Atmel AVR microcontroller, USB interface, and hardware-expansion pins to the 2D-Lite™ LED Disk (Sept 4, 2013 PR here), bringing intelligence, programmability, additional hardware functions, and the ability for consumers to install, and run, light bulb apps, including smartphone control, at very low cost -- about the average price of "dumb", connectivity-incapable, LED bulbs at most retailers - US$ 25.
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2013-09-20

GE Expanded LED Module Line Delivers Flexible Retail Lighting Solutions

Lighting plays a vital role in today’s retail environments, maximizing shopping experiences and making merchandise appear its best. GE’s Infusion™ LED Module product line offers a versatile LED lighting solution that provides highly flexible LED lighting options critical for retailers who want to highlight certain products or create emphasis through a display.
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2013-09-20

California Facility Saves More Than 50% Exterior Lighting Costs with Eaton Solution

Power management company Eaton today announced that its Cooper Lighting division has provided products and solutions to help Industrial Developments International (IDI), a privately held real estate company with offices across U.S., reduce energy costs at its Jurupa Valley, Calif., facility. By utilizing a range of exterior LED solutions, the company will achieve proper illumination while also realizing a total energy savings of more than 50 percent compared to metal halide equivalents.
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2013-09-20

ilumi Solutions Launches Color Tunable LED Bulbs Fundraising Campaign on Kickstarter

ilumi solutions, a company focused on mobile LED lighting technology, recently launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter for their color tuning LED bulbs. The RGB LED bulbs share similar features to the Philips Hue bulbs, as it can be color tuned via a smartphone or tablet Bluetooth, and works on both Apple and Android systems. With 51 days to go for their fundraising campaign, ilumi has received backing from 180 supporters, with funds totaling US$ 17,325 as of date.
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2013-09-19

Philips and Perkins Combine Bright Ideas to Teach Children with Disabilities

Philips has partnered up with Perkins Products, a provider of education, services and products to the blind, deafblind, and those with disabilities to develop LightAide, a new LED device designed as a teaching tool for children with low vision or other disabilities. Arrays of multi-colored LED lights in LightAide can be programmed and manipulated in various ways to help children get ready to learn reading, math and critical interactive skills. 
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2013-09-18

German Manufacturing Facility Saves 91% Lighting Costs with Smarts

Digital Lumens today announced that DiloSpinnbau, a manufacturer of universal and high-capacity carding machines used to process nonwoven fibers, has upgraded its 6,600 square meter manufacturing facility to the Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System, saving 91 percent of its lighting energy costs annually.
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2013-09-17

The Photon Pod featuring Philips Hue brightens the mood at London Design Festival

Philips Hue has been installed at the Photon Project’s Photon Pod at the London Design Festival. The all-glass pod is a prototype for the Photon Project that will collect invaluable data and insights on the links between light, health and wellbeing over a planned four-year period. The Photon Project is a groundbreaking scientific study initiated by glass engineering company Cantifix, and Oxford University, to explore in detail the effects of light on the biological clock – which in turn affects the health, wellbeing, mood and behavior of each of us.
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2013-09-17

Boston Museum Adds Color to Interior Design with Mini LED Arcs

U.S.-based LED lighting designer Joey Nicotera has unveiled a colorful suspended interior installation for the Boston Science Museum recently. The Capturing the Arc display is made of 27 LED acrylic arcs etched with small dots in a grid, and appears transparent when the power is turned off. The arcs uses a total of 4,385 color changing LEDs, and nearly one mile of wiring. The arc’s large surface to weight ratio allows it move freely to the lobby breeze.
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2013-09-17

Designers Use Over 2,000 LED Wash Lights at Frankfurt Auto Show

Over 2000 Robe Lighting LEDWash fixtures are in action on a series of high profile stands – including Audi, BMW, Mini. Opel, Porsche, Seat and Volkswagen, at the 65th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany.
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2013-09-17

Philips Hue Brightens the Mood at London Design Festival

Philips Hue, has been installed at the Photon Project’s Photon Pod at the London Design Festival. The all-glass pod is a prototype for the Photon Project that will collect invaluable data and insights on the links between light, and health and wellbeing over a planned four-year period. The Photon Project is a scientific study initiated by glass engineering company Cantifix, and Oxford University, to explore in detail the effects of light on the biological clock – which in turn affects the health, wellbeing, mood and behavior of each of us.
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2013-09-16

The New iPhone Effect: Taiwanese Sapphire Substrate Manufacturers Expand Production

Sapphire substrate applications have shifted from LED to smartphones, according to a report by Taiwanese media UDN. Apple was the first to apply the material in its iPhone home button, and has recently expanded sapphire substrate applications to fingerprint recognition sensors, camera outer case, and even the entire smartphone monitor. As a result, Taiwanese manufacturers are close to full production capacity. ACME Electronics Corp. subsidiaries including USI Optronics Corp., Crystal Applied Technology Inc., ProCrystal Technology Co., and Crystalwise Technology Inc. have launched a new wave of expansion.
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2013-09-16

Kinky LED Push Up Bras to Get Any Party Going

English newspaper, Daily Mail, recently featured a rather interesting LED application that allows ladies to show off their assets in “flying colors”. The LED push up bras is the latest design of an LED attire company Electric Styles. The company has extended its lineup of LED bras launched back in 2010 to six different styles, and in 14 different sizes from A-D cup.
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2013-09-16

Philips Lightolier Launches Energy Star Certified White LED Downlight

In continuing the pursuit of sustainability, Philips Lightolier’s Calculite White LED luminaires are the latest in LED lighting innovation. Representing an evolution from remote phosphor technology to white LEDs, Calculite’s new line up of luminaires provide a Color Rendering Index (CRI) of up to 82, increasing the visual comfort and appeal of the illuminated space through accurate color rendition. 
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2013-09-16

Fairchild Semiconductor Offers Insight on Flick-Free LED Design

Fairchild Semiconductor, a semiconductor manufacturer recently offered insights into how to design a flicker-free LED light source.  
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2013-09-16

Osram Adds DRL Kits to Aftermarket Product Range

Osram have extended their range of aftermarket fit DRLs meaning drivers can now add a DRL function to their vehicle, transforming their car into an eye-catcher and ultimately increasing road safety.
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2013-09-14

Amerlux Rolls Out New LED Line with Multiple Recessed Fixtures for Commercial Applications

As LED continues to evolve many specifiers continue to choose their LED accent fixtures by looking for lumens per watt or total number of delivered lumens the fixtures produce. The question the specifier should ask before selecting a fixture is to ask themselves, "How much of the total lumen produced, hit the intended target?"
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2013-09-13

U.S. Company Launches Smart LED Bike Navigation Project

Hammerhead Navigation, a U.S. company has started a fundraising campaign on Dragon Innovation for its LED bike navigation system that can be programmed with a smartphone. The navigation system, Hammerhead, makes cycling safer as it saves cyclists the trouble of checking their smartphones for locations and routes while on the road. The bright RGB LEDs signal different information according to its array on the device. 
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2013-09-13

NEC Adds Value-Driven LED-Backlit Monitor to AccuSync Lineup

NEC Display Solutions of America, a provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today its new 21.5-inch AccuSync™ AS222WM desktop monitor targeted to small-to-medium-sized business users.
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Osram Opto Semiconductors now enables remote control functionality to be incorporated in a lower profile than ever before thanks to the first flush-mountable infrared LED. The compact side-looking T-shaped Midl... READ MORE

Cree, Inc. introduces the new 8000-lumen LMH2 LED Module, a no-compromise, easy-to-use solution for high-ceiling applications. The 8000-lumen LMH2 is designed to replace 150-watt ceramic-metal-halide (CMH) lamps while using only 63 percent of ... READ MORE