2015-11-23

U.S. City Kicks Off 7K LED Streetlights Switch to Save Taxpayer Dollars

Binghamton, a city of New York State is to upgrade its aging streetlights with LED lights. According to Mayor Rich David, the city will switch approximately 7,000 streetlights to LED ones.
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2015-11-23

Health Canada Alerts Consumers of Safety Hazards with Sveral Seasonal Lights

Health Canada releases several seasonal lights recalls for potential overheating, fire and eletric shock hazards.
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2015-11-20

Hot Picks of the Week Nov. 16-20

Highlights this week: The India market’s demands for star labelled efficient products has doubled with falling prices and increased participation of private companies, as the country follows its commitment to lower carbon footprint ahead of climate change talks to take place in Paris later this month. Following Osram’s announcement last week that the company is to invest EUR 1 billion in a new Malaysia-based plant for LED chips, a leading investor in Osram expressed opposing opinions about Osram’s latest strategy. LEDinside’s analysts initial estimates that about 30% of the EUR 1 billion investment will go into constructing the factory, and probably 30% in chip processing while Osram might be investing around EUR 400 million in MOCVD equipment. ON Semiconductor and Fairchild Semiconductor announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild for in an all cash transaction valued at approximately US $2.4 billion.
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2015-11-20

RVLT Operating Division Upgrades TF Green Airport with LEDs and Smart Control System

Revolution Lighting Technologies , a leader in advanced LED lighting technology solutions, today announced that its operating division, Energy Source, recently completed two lighting retrofit projects, installing high efficiency LED lighting and control systems, totaling more than $4.75 million. Acquired by RVLT in August, Energy Source, LLC is a provider of turnkey energy savings solutions for LED lighting for the commercial, industrial, hospitality, retail, education, and municipal sectors.
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2015-11-18

NEMA Responds to IES TM-30-15 with Light Source Color Rendition Paper

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) responded to IES TM-30-15 with NEMA LSCR-PP 1-2015 Light Source Color Rendition. The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently published TM-30-15 IES Method for Evaluating Light Source Color Rendition. NEMA has produced a position paper, Light Source Color Rendition, in response to this document.
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2015-11-18

Florida State University Researchers Develop Cheaper Material LEDs

A team of Florida State University materials researchers has developed a new type of light-emitting diode, or LED, using an organic-inorganic hybrid that could lead to cheaper, brighter and mass produced lights and displays in the future.
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2015-11-17

ITRI Receives Two R&D 100 Awards for Advancements in OLED and LED Technologies

ITRI received four 2015 R&D 100 Awards this year in Las Vegas November 13. ITRI’s technologies were selected as winners for the most innovative products in the IT/Electrical and Mechanical Devices/Materials categories. The research organization was awarded for its OLED and LED technology: 
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2015-11-17

Virtual Extension Launches DALI 2 Lighting Sensors and Application Controllers

Virtual Extension continues to innovate in high performance wireless lighting control, with networks that expand its Wireless extension into DALI 2 reign. Using the same innovative VEmesh technology that enables the replacement of wiring by wireless for the previous generation of DALI controllers, LED drivers and other control gear, Virtual Extension complements the emergence of the new DALI input devices and application controllers with the modern, convenient and easy-deployment wireless connectivity. This connectivity adds to the cost-effectiveness and energy- effectiveness achieved by the novel devices.
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2015-11-16

Stanley Electric Launches New OLED Taillights

Japanese lighting manufacturer Stanley Electric showcased its latest OLED taillights at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015, which took place from Oct 29 to Nov 8, 2015, reported Nikkei Technology.
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2015-11-16

Greek Designer Conjures Colorful Luminaire that Mimics Rainbows

Greek designer Eugenia Antoniou has created a unique LED luminaire that emits circular patterned colors resembling the eclipse of a rainbow. The Product and System Design Engineering graduate from the University of Aegean has coined the impressive luminaire “Eclipse of Rainbow.”
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2015-11-13

Hot Picks of the Week Nov. 9-13

Osram was under the media lime light this week following Chinese manufacturer MLS announcement of its intention to take part in bidding for its luminaire business. Chinese financial institutes estimate the business will sell for around EUR 720 million. The company also rocked the industry’s boat by announcing it is scaling up its R&D investments.
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2015-11-13

The Grand Bahama Power Company to Install 9,000 LED Lights to Local Streets

The Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) is recognized as a notorious money devouring monster to local people for a long time, according to Freeport News.
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2015-11-13

Korean Researchers Use Blue LEDs to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

A Korean research team jointly led by Professor Chan Beum Park of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at KAIST and Dr. Kwon Yu from the Bionano Center at the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) conducted research to suppress an abnormal assembly of beta-amyloids, a protein commonly found in the brain, by using photo-excited porphyrins.
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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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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