2015-11-13

LRC Launches Interactive Lighting Design Website to Support Elderly Care Facilities Illumination

Older adults in long-term care facilities often spend their days and nights in dimly-lit rooms with minimal time spent outdoors. The constant, unvarying dim light found in many long-term care facilities means that older adults are not experiencing the robust daily patterns of light and dark that synchronize the body’s circadian clock to local sunrise and sunset. Disruption of this 24-hour rhythm of light and dark affects every one of our biological systems from DNA repair in single cells to melatonin production by the pineal gland, to electrical activity in the brain. 
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2015-11-13

Doncaster in UK Turns to Smarter LED Streetlights

Telensa, which provides end-to-end smart city solutions using its low power UNB wireless technology, has announced that a major new deployment is underway covering 33,000 LED streetlights in Doncaster, UK. The deployment is part of Doncaster Council’s Smartlight project that will see existing lights replaced by LED luminaires from Urbis Schréder. The new streetlights are wirelessly connected and managed using Telensa’s PLANet system, ensuring lighting levels are set correctly and power consumption is accurately recorded. Doncaster’s Smartlight project will deliver savings of approximately GBP 1.3 million (US$)  annually by reducing energy consumption by 8.7 million kilowatt hours and carbon emissions by 4700 carbon tonnes. 
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2015-11-12

Stretchable, Implantable LEDs May Help Block Pain Signals

Building on wireless technology that has the potential to interfere with pain, scientists have developed flexible, implantable devices that can activate — and, in theory, block — pain signals in the body and spinal cord before those signals reach the brain.
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2015-11-12

U.S. University Researchers Turns Food and Beverage Waste into LEDs

Most Christmas lights, televisions and flashlights have one thing in common: they’re made with light emitting diodes (LEDs). LEDs are widely used for a variety of applications and have been a popular, more efficient alternative to fluorescent and incandescent bulbs for the past few decades. Two University of Utah researchers have now found a way to create LEDs from food and beverage waste. In addition to utilizing food and beverage waste that would otherwise decompose and be of no use, this development can also reduce potentially harmful waste from LEDs generally made from toxic elements.
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2015-11-12

EasyJet Debuts Wearable- tech Uniforms to Celebrate its 20th Birthday

This is the latest innovation from the pioneering airline which is always at the forefront of technology, from being one of the first airlines to launch online booking in 1998 to introducing aircraft inspections by automated drones earlier this year, and provides an exciting glimpse of things to come for airline uniforms.
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2015-11-12

Revolution Lighting Division to Supply LED Lights for U.S. K-12 Schools for US $2.2 M

Revolution Lighting Technologies, a leader in advanced LED lighting technology solutions, today announced that its division, Tri-State LED, secured an agreement for $1.2 million with the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District, as well as a $976,000 contract in collaboration with RVLT's division, Value Lighting, to supply its G3 LED tubes for the New Rochelle Public School System.
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2015-11-12

Illumitex Prolongs USDA Grant Program for U.S. Agricultural Entities

LED designer and manufacturer Illumitex today announced the extension and expansion of its popular USDA grant application program.  The program helps customers tap into a $50M grant fund available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The fund, called Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), provides grants to agricultural entities in both rural and urban settings that implement energy-efficiency improvements or a renewable energy system.
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2015-11-11

Comparison Between Lighting Energy Efficiency Standards in U.S., Europe and China

LEDs might be a new lighting product, but it is being widely applied in different types of lighting applications, according to a report from Chinese-language Emerging Industry Strategic Library. To strengthen and advance energy saving technologies, many countries have issued their own LED lighting standards. Lighting was included in China’s energy efficiency standards, which became effective in January 2008, while the Energy Star in the U.S. has set certain energy efficiency standards during the certification process. The EU directive on energy-related products (ErP) covers LED energy savings.
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2015-11-11

Osram Launches Application Center in Shanghai

In addition to the Osram application center for aftermarket products in Herbrechtingen, there is now a second one in Asia, which was officially opened in Shanghai on November 9, 2015. This brings Osram closer to business customers in the Asian region. On the one hand, it helps to deal with requests from customers in Asia more quickly, and on the other, technical queries and issues can be resolved together with the customer.
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2015-11-11

DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on High-Mast Lighting at Philadelphia Int'l Airport

The U.S. Department of Energy's GATEWAY program has released a report on a trial installation of LED apron lighting at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). In addition to reducing energy, PHL also hoped to reduce required maintenance, reduce light pollution, and increase safety with an improved lighting system.
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2015-11-11

The ONE Smart Piano Expands U.S. Distribution through Select Online Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

The ONE Music Group announced its U.S. debut of The ONE Smart Piano and The ONE Light keyboard at select online and brick-and-mortar retailers. Recently named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Smart Home product category by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, The ONE Smart Piano is the first and only Apple MFi-certified smart piano that works with an app to teach users to play.
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2015-11-10

Lumileds: Lighting System Integration Trends Spur L1 Manufacturers Transformation to L2

Intense price competitions in the LED market over the last few years has caused manufacturers a lot of pain, but it is also the driving force of technology innovation. An emerging trend is the transition of L1 manufacturers migration into L2 manufacturing, projected Sean Zhou, Regional Marketing Director Asia, Lumileds at LEDforum 2015, held at Room 201, National Taiwan University Hospital International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
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2015-11-10

Disease Carrying Insects Attracted to LEDs

LEDs combined with solar energy are becoming a top choice in humanitarian aid missions to Africa, which aim to eliminate harmful pollution from burning kerosene lamps that has been the main cause of household air pollution and estimated to be the cause of death of 500,000 people in the continent each year, reported The Conversation.
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2015-11-10

Plessey and 8Point3 Team up to Produce High Efficiency Archietectural Lighting

Plessey announced that it has collaborated with 8Point3 to develop and produce a high efficiency architectural lighting product range. 8Point3 is a provider of market leading, energy-saving, solid-state lighting solutions for a range of solid state lighting solutions for both the private and public sectors.  Plessey has signed a long-term commercial agreement with 8point3 to supply the lighting modules, including the company's MaGIC™ GaN-on-Silicon LEDs.
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2015-11-10

Philips to Launch Smartphones that Reduce Eye Strain in China

Philips introduced two new smartphones that employs its Soft Blue technology to reduce eye strain in October 31, 2015 in China, according to an article from Vine Report.
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2015-11-10

Biohackers Illuminate Tattoos with LED Implants

LEDinside covered many different LED applications over the course of the last few years, but few have taken it “skin-deep”.
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2015-11-10

What LED Lights Have to Contribute to Your Overall Well Being

Have you ever been walking the aisles of a Supermarket or Big Box store, maybe you had a little trouble finding a few things and ended up in there a little longer than you anticipated. Then, all of a sudden, you feel so agitated and uncomfortable that every passing minute seems to make you feel worse? There’s definitely a time limit to those stores or at least an awareness when we’ve entered the penalty time and need to get out of there ASAP. There is certainly no shortage of bothersome elements in those stores, despite their convenience, but one of the main culprits for that fatigued, annoyed feeling you get is the lighting. It’s very apparent how artificial the lighting in those places is.
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2015-11-09

Osram Initiates Sales Process for Lamps Business

German lighting manufacturer Osram has initiated the sales process of its lamps business, which it intends to spin-off operations from the group by next April and legally by July, a Reuters report cited a company spokesman saying recently.
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2015-11-09

[Breaking News] MLS Intends to Start Bid for Osram’s Lighting Business

Chinese LED manufacturer MLS, or also known as Forest Lighting announced recently it plans to optimize the integration of its business resources, and strengthen business competitiveness by entering the bid for Osram Licht lighting business.
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2015-11-09

Wolfspeed and Lockheed Martin Co-developed ‘Space Fence’ Passes Initial Test

Cree’s fully owned subsidiary Wolfspeed, and Lockheed Martin have jointly developed a special chip to help track down space debris including remains of satellites orbiting the earth, reported Triangle Business Journal.
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2015-11-09

Chinese Decorative Lighting Products Flooding Eastern India Ahead of Diwali

As India prepares for the upcoming lighting festival Diwali, one of the biggest celebrations in the nation, decorative lighting products imported from China are becoming highly visible in Patna, reported the Times of India.
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2015-11-09

Israeli Scientists Find New Imaging Method to Lower Risks in Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a minimally invasive procedure for gallbladder removal, and one of the most common surgical procedures worldwide. While the procedure has a very high success rate, 1 in 200 patients will sustain serious bile duct injury, primarily due to misidentification of the biliary anatomy. With 800,000 procedures carried out in the United States each year that means in the U.S. alone 4,000 patients will be seriously injured.
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2015-11-06

LED Potion Lights to Rejuvenate Any Room

For heavy gamers out there, have you ever wondered what potions used by characters would look like in real life? A LED desk lamp mimicking a color changing elixir from RPGs is being sold on ThinkGeek is bringing the virtual item into reality.
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2015-11-06

Los Angeles Deploys Smart LED Streetlights with 4G LTE Wireless Broadband Coverage Capacity

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, today announced that the City of Los Angeles (LA) will be the first city in the world to deploy 100 Philips SmartPoles – connected LED street lighting that includes fully integrated 4G LTE wireless telecommunications technology by Ericsson. The collaboration between Philips and Ericsson delivers on the latest Internet of Things (IoT) innovation and provides a double benefit to LA citizens: high quality, public lighting that is energy efficient as well as improved network performance in dense urban areas.
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2015-11-04

Indian Government Programs Cut LED Bulb Prices by 75%

India’s LED bulb retrofit incentives under the DELP program implemented by Energy of Efficiency Services (EESL), a joint venture of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) of the Power Minister have slashed LED bulb prices significantly, reported theEconomic Times.
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2015-11-03

Georgia Power Rolls Out Statewide LED Streetlight Project in Georgia

Georgia Power announced that roadways across the state will benefit from higher-quality lighting thanks to a new multi-year partnership with local governments. The company, which owns and maintains approximately 400,000 roadway lights for local governments, is in the process of converting thousands of high-pressure sodium (HPS) roadway lights to new energy efficient LEDs. The LED lighting upgrade is available to cities and municipalities upon request.
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2015-11-03

Lucis Launches Wireless Color Changing LED Light Freed From Apps and Needless Buttons

Most of the smart color tunable LED bulbs on the market at the moment require smartphone apps to control the light, but a duo from Amsterdam plans release a simple interactive cube free from buttons, Bluetooth and WiFi connections.
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2015-11-02

UV LEDs High Entry Level Can't Fend Off Hopeful Manufacturers

Several factors have caused manufacturers to flood emerging blue sea markets, such as China’s soon to be implemented 13th five-year plan; drying up LED subsidies; price wars in lighting industry that have resulted in pricing and selling bulbs per kilogram; and industry restructures which have benefited the expansion of big players on the market. SMEs in the industry have been treading on thin ice.  When the UV LED emerged as a blue sea market in the LED industry, only a few manufacturers were competing in the market sector. Fast forward to present, manufacturers once standing on the sidelines speculating are starting to jump in. In the near future, it is possible that this niche market might be on the same road as blue LEDs and become another hotly contended red sea market.
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2015-11-02

UK City Upgraded with LED Streetlights from Venture Lighting

Venture Lighting Europe has supplied to a number of street lighting projects throughout the UK as a cost-effective replacement of previous lamps. The company has seen many successful applications of its lamps across London with over 2000 of Venture’s street lighting solutions supplied, and another 1000 in Aberdeen.
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2015-10-30

Hot Picks of the Week Oct.26-30

U.S. regulators “scared” the LED industry this week, by halting Lumileds sell to Go Scale Capital. The deal has been put on hold by Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) over unstated concerns. Lumileds representatives, however, assured the public that the deal is still in progress and will be sealed by next quarter or first quarter of 2016 latest.
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AcroOptics, a research lighting company with product lines focused on aquaculture, algaculture, horticulture and biological research, has developed the CRAVE LED Reef Aquarium Lighting System, a configurable native habitat simulation lighting ... READ MORE

MaxLite introduces the DiscMAX LED Post Top Luminaire as energy efficient lighting with architectural appeal for parking areas and large outdoor spaces.

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