2013-08-19

IntenCity Lighting’s Retrofit LED Parking Garage Lighting Receives DLC Certification

Metro LED Lighting is marketing a new LED lighting fixture for commercial parking garages that is now DesignLights Consortium (DLC) qualified. The GL-40SV, from IntenCity Lighting, is designed for effective lighting, with low glare, and high efficiency to lower electric costs. It is engineered as a one-to-one replacement for High Intensity Discharge (HID) fixtures and fluorescent garage lights. As a DLC listed parking garage light, this LED fixture has undergone testing to assure compliance with the latest outdoor lighting standards. The GL-40SV Parking Garage Light requires no periodic maintenance, re-lamping or ballast changes required of fluorescent garage lighting or HID fixtures.
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2013-08-15

Tampa General Medical Group Selects Acuity Brands LED Lighting and Controls for New Family Care Center

Tampa General Medical Group installed LED lighting and controls from Acuity Brands, Inc.​ in its newly constructed Family Care Center in Brandon, Florida. The 10,000 square-foot ambulatory clinic features the latest in modern lighting technologies to minimize energy costs and provide quality lighting for medical staff and patients.
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2013-08-15

The city of Lyon won first prize in the city.people.light Awards 2012

The city of Lyon in France had been awarded the first prize for the project ‘’Le mur vegetalise de l’ Annonciade’’ in the tenth edition of the city.people.light awards last year. The annual global competition is organized by Philips and the Lighting Urban Community International Association (LUCI) to reward projects which demonstrate the contribution lighting can make to the well-being of those who live, work or visit a city or town.
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2013-08-14

Acuity Brands Introduces State-of-the-Art OLED Lighting Design Concepts at LIGHTFAIR

Acuity Brands demonstrated three new advancements in OLED luminaires at LIGHTFAIR® International 2013, April 23-25, in Philadelphia. Each energy-saving OLED luminaire was designed to enhance architectural spaces through their flexible, customizable form factors and give users novel ways to experience and design with light.
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2013-08-13

Acuity Brands Helps MIT Blend Modern LED Technology with Classic Architecture to Revive Historic Dome

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) installed 48 Incito™ LED downlights​ embedded with nLIGHT® lighting controls​ from Acuity Brands Inc.​ as part of the University’s renovation of the Great Dome in the Barker Engineering Library. MIT updated the historic dome using integrated Gotham® LED downlighting with embedded controls to provide consistent light levels for reading in the library, while complementing daylighting from the Dome’s skylight. The daylighting and electric lighting work together seamlessly to provide round-the-clock illumination during the library’s 24-hour operation.
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2013-08-13

Philips expands the smart world of hue

Philips continues to lead the smart lighting revolution by launching ‘Friends of hue,’ stepping beyond light to bring dynamic immersive lighting to the home through your fingertips. A Friend of hue is any product or app, created by Philips or an independent developer that integrates and works seamlessly with the hue lighting system. By introducing Friends of hue, Philips is amplifying the possibilities to feel and experience light – from transporting your TV experience to the whole of the living room making it more immersive than ever before, to bringing stories to life with light, making them more magical.
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2013-08-09

Osram lights up Baku's new landmark

More than 10,000 high-power LED luminaires from the Osram subsidiary Traxon Technologies have transformed Baku's new landmark, the three Flame Towers, into gigantic display screens. Inspired by the Flame Towers, the slogan of the 57th Eurovision Song Contest in the capital of Azerbaijan was "Light your Fire!" The European Broadcasting Union, which mounted the song contest, was also relying on the know-how of Osram: using special solutions, the company will be providing spectacular lighting effects. "With our lighting expertise, we are making a very prominent mark in the Middle East," explained Erol Kirilmaz, Head of Region Latin America, the Middle East and Africa at Osram.
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2013-08-09

Is Your Office Lighting Ideal? GE Looks at 6 Factors Impacting Your Building—and Business

Office is a place where employees must feel alert and engaged to be at their best, but often overlooked is lighting—a simple factor influencing not only everyday operations but occupant comfort and the effectiveness with which tasks are completed. GE takes a closer look at six trends driving office lighting best practices today, from dimming down over-lit areas to saving watts in parking lots to setting a more productive mood.
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2013-08-07

Philips Lumileds Targets Mid-Power LED Market as Lighting Market Competition Intensifies

With LED lighting market on the rise, international lighting giant Philips Lumileds is officially entering the mid-power LED market in 2013. In response to mid-power LED market demands, the company has added Luxeon 3535 packaging component series to their lighting packages. At the same time, the company is also actively entering low-power market and promoting Luxeon 4014 LED package components. It is estimated Lumileds will continue to release new low-power LED products in the second half of 2013. The trend of big international lighting manufacturers entering the low-mid power LED indicates intensified competition in the LED lighting market.
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2013-07-09

The 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan Impresses People with 3650 Square Meter LED Mesh Displays

The 27th Universiade started on July 5th in Kazan, Russia, it impresses people with 3650 Square Meter (sq.m) LED Mesh Displays provided by Unilumin, who also provided the LED display for the 26th Universiade successfully held in Shenzhen China. 2013 KAZAN Universiade is another large-scale comprehensive World Games in Russia after afterwards Moscow Olympic in 1980. It is a good chance to prove the capacity of Russia on holding large sale sports events. Meanwhile it can do provide valuable experience for 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games and 2018 World...
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2013-07-05

Swiss Army Brings LED Lighting into the Watch Manufacture

The Swiss Army knife discovers a clever way to add useful functionality to the wristwatch, without sacrificing style or its original purpose, mounting LEDs on the the Victorinox Night Vision watch. The main LED produces a soft, indigo light across the face of the dial for checking the time in the dark—a useful if common feature. The second LED is a little more exotic: Located at the six spot on the watch face is a small, red light that blinks every 10 seconds. For those who take off their watch at night, this is an unbelievable godsend, especially when you're ...
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2013-07-05

New LED Flash Driver from Austria Micro System to Improves Picture Quality of Smart Phone Cameras

Austria Micro System(AMS), a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, yesterday launched an LED flash driver AS3630 that provides a photo flash light output at least four times brighter than flash systems commonly found in smart phones today. Comparing to today's LED flash drivers in cell phones generally providing a maximum 2A output, the new AS3630 can drive up to 8A current, enabling cell phone cameras to take pin-sharp images of objects even in dark or in fast move. The AS3630 supports substantially faster shutter speeds. At the...
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2013-07-04

Eye-catching LED Pet Collar

Recently San Francisco designer Vincent Pilot Ng created the new bright LED pet collar. This LED pet collar named Halo Mini. It runs on Kickstarter that looks like something you'd expect to see on a digital pooch roaming the alleys in "Tron: Legacy." The Halo Mini that illuminate a thermoplastic polyurethane fiber optic strip. Battery life runs about 75 non-consecutive hours on flash mode, and 30 consecutive hours in solid illumination mode. It takes two hours to recharge through a regular USB cord. And it is water resistant and reflective whe...
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2013-07-01

USHIO America Introduces Uphoria™ LED Reflector Lamp Series

USHIO America’s Solid State Lighting Group, a leader in the specialty and general lighting marketplaces, a few days ago launched its Uphoria™ LED Reflector Lamp series. This series includes 8W R20 lamps, 11W R30 lamps and R40 lamps available in 13 and 18 watts.   Uphoria LED reflector lamps are dimmable, UL Listed, ENERGY STAR approved and offer dramatic energy savings compared to incandescent R and BR lamps. These lamps incorporate high quality LEDs into a sleek, lightweight white reflector that provides energy efficiency...
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2013-06-26

HELLA Releases Its HypaLUME LED Flood Light

HELLA has released its first LED floodlight designed specifically for the mining industry. Based on the expertise and skilled LED technology, the new HELLA HypaLUME LED flood light is designed to withstand long time using in rigorous applications and extreme temperature range from 40 °C below zero to 50 °C without decreasing in light output. This revolutionary LED flood lamp incorporates 56 high powered LEDs to provide the brightness over 20,000 lumens. The LEDs have a color temperature of 5700K, offering a near daylight environment and ensur...
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2013-06-26

Panasonic to Provide OLED TV Technology for Other Manufacturers by Charging

It is reported that Panasonic is considering providing OLED TV mass production technology for other TV manufacturers by charging. Panasonic has launched negotiation with Japanese manufacturers at home and abroad, including LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics. Compared with Samsung's technology, Panasonic's technology allows manufacturers to produce OLED TV in large quantity at lower cost, although Panasonic is jointly developing OLED panels with Sony and providing technical information for each other, and Panasonic will offer the Panasonic'...
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2013-06-25

The Explosion Proof Portable Light Tower from Larson Electronics

The HAL-2X150MCE-LED explosion proof portable light tower from Larson Electronics uses two 150 watt LED lamps to produce 29,580 lumen light output that provides 36,000 square foot of coverage. This light tower is U.L. approved Class 1, Division 2 for Groups C and D. The portable light tower is composed of two 150 watt LED lamps installed on top of an aluminum cart, solid rubber wheels, and the extendable center tower. These LED lamp assemblies are sealed with heavy duty gaskets and IP65 rated, making the fixture weatherproof and suitable for use in outd...
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2013-06-25

APTE: Developing Upstream Core Technology Promotes the Popularity of LED Lighting

As a benchmark to the development of the lighting industry, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition was recently concluded. Taking an overview of the exhibition this year, it can be learned that the market demand for high-quality, cost-effective lighting products is urgent, many industry insiders believe that to develop upstream core technology will be an important factor for the popularity of LED lighting. Guowei Xiao, CEO of APT Electronics Limited (hereinafter referred to as APTE), said that the LED lighting market will focus on the replacement of the trad...
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2013-06-24

GE's Albeo LED High Bay lighting at the Dee Events Center in WSU

GE's Albeo LED High Bay lighting at the Dee Events Center in Weber State University (WSU) has been widely appreciated for its lighting quality and energy savings. Comparing to high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting previously used, the Albeo ABHX-Series can save more than 30% energy and is expected to save about $40,000 per year for the university. "HID lighting at the Dee Events Center was one of the single biggest power hogs, and we have no idea to reduce the high electric bills," said Jacob Cain, WSU Energy & Sustainability Ma...
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2013-06-21

Beauty Meets High Performance Design with Columbia Lighting’s Transition Enclosed Fixtures

To seamlessly light indoor commercial spaces, Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, announced today two new brilliantly designed enclosed basket fixtures from Columbia Lighting—the Transition® Enclosed TRE (fluorescent) and LTRE (LED). The new commercial lighting standard, the Transition® Enclosed TRE and LTRE bring an exceptional combination of outstanding light output, high efficiency and precise color rendering for a wide range of environments. Plus, reduced maintenance cost is assured with these long-life fixtures that come wit...
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2013-06-21

Philips Announces OLED LivingShapes Interactive Magic Mirror

In order to show the next generation of OLED lighting innovations, Philips the world's first Lumiblade OLED lighting product on 2013 Taipei International Optoelectronics Show ─ LivingShapes interactive magic mirror. This innovative OLED product combines technological innovation and modern minimalist design, the appearance of LivingShapes interactive magic mirror is just more like an elegantly designed lighting installation, but also it is a sort of interactive mirror, it can sense people's contour and move via Intelligent Sensor technology. When it is hang...
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2013-06-21

New Japan Radio Co., Ltd. Releases Its New NJL5303R

New Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (New JRC) recently has released its new product NJL5303R, a reflective optical sensor combining a green LED and photo transistor into a small COB package which is very applicable to pulse detection. Many pulse testing equipments on the now market, utilize near infrared light to do blood flow detection. The NJL5303R adopts green light with 570nm emission wave length well-suitable for pulse detection. The reflection factor of green light provides higher sensitive pulse detection than the detection employing near infrared light. The NJL...
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2013-06-21

New LED Light-Curing System with Lower Costs and Easy to Control

Dymax introduced a new LED light-curing system—the BlueWave LED DX-1000 VisiCure, which produces visible light energy in a relatively narrow wavelength band centered at 405 nm. This system is significantly superior to conventional lamp-curing systems, which embody in these aspects: cooler curing temperatures for thermally sensitive substrates, lower intensity degradation, more consistent cure results, and lower costs. The system, using an environmentally friendly LED light source, can be configured to operate in different mode to adapt to changing business needs. ...
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2013-06-20

Xeleum Launches Its New Athena Series LED Stairwell Light Fixture

Xeleum Lighting recently announced its new Athena Series Stairwell LED Light Fixture. It can automatically provide 100% light levels only when the space is occupied, while the space is empty, it will provide 20% light levels at the power saving level of. The combined use of occupancy sensors and LED lighting can obviously reduce energy consumption, with savings of up to 85% comparing to conventional stairwell fixtures. Mehrdad Ghalebi, President of Xeleum said that “One of the unique features of this product is the emergency battery back-up system inside the fixt...
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2013-06-20

Elmos Releases a LED Chip Able to Recognize Gestures

Recently, Elmos announced a non-contact photoelectric sensor chip E527.16 able to recognize simple gestures such as approaching or swiping movements at a distance of up to approx. 25 cm. The chip is based on the HALIOS working principle. HALIOS systems are unaffected by extreme effects of light, variable light conditions, or temperature fluctuations. No mechanical components are required. It is s a full-featured gesture recognition solution, and can be used for all types of lighting applications. The corresponding E527.16 reference design illustrates the opportuni...
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2013-06-20

Australia to Launch a LED Bulb Connected by Wi-Fi

It is reported that an Australian venture company called LIFX plans to launch a LED bulb connected by Wi-Fi in this year. This LED bulb connected by Wi-Fi can be controlled via smart phone applications; each bulb is a computer running open source Contiki operating system. A set of bulbs forms a wireless mesh network (wireless mesh network: the core guiding principle of Mesh is to allow all nodes in the network to send and receive signals), and connects with the Wi-Fi signal from outside world. The creative inspiration of "smart" bulb comes from a conv...
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2013-06-19

Grote Introduces Two LED Signal Lamps

Grote now introduces two LED signal lamps specially designed for installing on agricultural, construction, and other off-highway equipment. The new LED signal lamps adopt advanced lens optics to increase installation flexibility, meanwhile with no need for additional circuit boards and LEDs specifically designed for side illumination. The LED fixture includes a double-side amber warning lamp, a single-side red stop/tail/turn lamp, and a control module that connects powered vehicles to towed equipment and application-specific harnesses. The lamps can be installed by bot...
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2013-06-19

Wavien Launches Its Hard-Edge LED Spot Light

Wavien recently launched its hard-edge LED spot light (TruSpot), which using its patented Recycling Light Technology (RLT) to produce an exceptionally clean and sharp edge profile. However, on the current market, most medium base “spot lights” are actually narrow beam flood lights that produce undefined soft edges, diminishing the highlighting effect. The TruSpot LED lamp provides a true spot light effect without the cost of custom spot light fixtures and installations. It is also designed to accept GOBO image slides in order to be used to project adver...
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2013-06-19

ShineOn Announces the DiscLight(TM) LED Light Engine

Recently ShineOn successfully demonstrated its DiscLight(TM) LED Light Engine, which is the world's first wholly integrated LED light engine without any external electronic components. ShineOn's DiscLight(TM) LED Light Engine integrates a high voltage CMOS based driver IC with multiple LED chips on one substrate. Due to its creative control algorithm and special IC configuration, this integrated module can directly connect to 110V or 220V AC power line, and drive the LED array without any excess electronic components such as inductors, ...
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2013-06-18

Vigilant Series L-864 LED Beacon Accesses to FAA Certification

Dialight recently announces that its Vigilant Series L-864 LED medium-intensity beacon system has accessed to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for wind turbine applications.   Inside the housing of this beacon system, there is an integrated GPS controller and complete monitoring system to form a more rugged, weather-resistant unit. Global GPS synchronization can ensure precise synchronized flashing of multiple beacons. The precision, patented optics design offers maximum aerial visibility and safety. The vigilant beacon is the latest additi...
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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