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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2015-12-21

Can Philips Lead the Smart Lighting Industry Developments with Hue Bridge?

A Philips Hue software update last Wednesday banned third-party LED bulbs from pairing up with Hue Bridge created a lot of backlash, according to a Chinese-language ifanr report. A day later the company reversed the decision to embrace third-party bulb support once more.
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2015-12-21

The Philippines Updates Lighting and Other Electronic Device Regulations

The Philippines has recently updated its lamp holders and other luminaire standards, according to a DEKRA press release.
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2015-12-21

Will EDM Parties Be The New Niche Market for LEDs?

Traditionally, LEDs are wielded as glow stick replacements at concerts, or found on banners and boards made by fans. Some artists will occasionally wear LED dresses to light up the show, but a new startup is catching on the trend of gloving at EDM rave parties.
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2015-12-18

Nikkiso Partners up with Formosa Plastics Group to Build World’s Largest UV LED Factory in Taiwan

Japanese UV LED manufacturer Nikkiso is collaborating with Formosa Plastics Group to build the world’s largest UV LED factory in Taiwan, reported Japanese media Nikkei.
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2015-12-18

Sears Canada Recalls Decorative LED String Lights Made in China

This recall involves the WholeHome Noel 70 L.E.D. light string in warm white, for indoor and outdoor use.  The product can be identified by the model number 25074, UPC number 45025074001, CSA file number 223812 and manufacture date code 07/2015. Consumers are able to locate the model number, CSA file number and manufacture date code on the white tag affixed to the wire.
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2015-12-18

Connecticut Town to Convert 2,358 Streetlights to LED

Town council members from Berlin located in Connecticut, U.S. has approved a US $ 1.48 million contract to swap 2,538 streetlights with LEDs , reported Hartford Courant.
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2015-12-18

Calibre Brings Retro Arcade Gaming to Large LED Screens at ISE 2016

For the very first time at ISE, Calibre will move their tradeshow booth to hall 11 of the Amsterdam RAI.
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2015-12-17

Philips Hue Reverts Software Update to Include Third-Party Bulbs

“We recently upgraded the software for Philips Hue to ensure the best seamless connected lighting experience for our customers. This change was made in good faith. However, we under estimated the impact this would have on a small number of customers who use lights from other brands which could not be controlled by the Philips Hue software. In view of the sentiment expressed by our customers, we have decided to reverse the software upgrade so that lights from other brands continue to work as they did before with the Philips Hue system.
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2015-12-16

Orion Energy Systems Granted New LED Troffer Retrofit Light Fixture Systems U.S. Patent

Orion Energy Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance, energy-efficient retrofit lighting platforms, today announced that it was granted a new patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Pat. No. 9,206,948) directed to design improvements and technical advancements in the hanging methods and door assemblies of troffer light fixture retrofit systems.
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2015-12-14

RVLT Supplies LED Lighting Solutions for Private Medical Facility in Argentina

Revolution Lighting Technologies, a leader in advanced LED lighting technology solutions, today announced that its distributor Brightness LLC has provided more than 3,500 RVLT LED Thin Panel and Vapor Tight fixtures for installation at Galeno Group's newest medical facility, Trinidad Ramos Mejia Hospital, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Lumileds, the global leader in light engine technology, today expanded its line of LUXEON C Color LEDs to a total of 12 colors (and 8 whites), making it the industry’s broadest line of color LEDs available. The LUXEON C Color Line is an ... READ MORE

Cree, Inc. expands the award-winning ZR Series LED troffer portfolio with the introduction of the new ZR FD LED Series, a commercial spec-grade troffer that delivers superior energy efficiency of 130 lumens per watt. This performance increase ... READ MORE