2016-06-16

Nichia Files a Patent Infringement Lawsuit against B&Q in the UK

On May 27, 2016, Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") filed a patent infringement lawsuit against B & Q PLC (“B&Q”), a UK-based DIY company, in the London High Court (Patents Court).
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2016-05-30

Renfrewshire in UK Begins New LED Streetlights Installations

A major investment in new, hi-tech LED street lighting across Renfrewshire has got underway in Paisley.
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2016-05-17

British Research Highlights Importance of Human Factor in LED Design

A report into the human responses to LED lighting solutions has concluded that the human reaction to light sources should be a primary factor in deciding to deploy them, not just efficiency or cost.
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2016-03-31

UK Towns to Spend Millions in LED Streetlight Upgrade

Two towns Tiverton and Crediton located in UK will be among the first locations in Devon County to receive LED streetlight upgrades, reported The Gazette.
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2016-03-31

LIA's New Laboratory to Debut In Early April

The facility is the culmination of many years’ of planning with lighting manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and wholesalers and will provide the industry with a cutting edge testing and certification service helping grow exports and improve product compliance.
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2016-03-30

Stirling Council in UK Saves up with LED Streetlights

Stirling Council is set to save GBP 31 million (US$44.57 million) over the next 30 years by installing energy saving streetlights.
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2016-03-24

Slough Borough in UK Converts 11,300 Streetlights with LEDs

A photocall on March 17, 2016 marked the start of a two-year project to replace all of the borough’s 11,300 street lamps with LED energy efficient ones.
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2016-02-22

PSCo Becomes Samsung’s LED Solution Distributor in UK

PSCo are pleased to announce that they will be distributing Samsung’s much anticipated portfolio of LED in the UK and Ireland. PSCo have placed the first ever order for Samsung’s 1.5mm ultra fine pixel pitch LED as a demonstration unit for their Reading showroom, demonstrating their commitment to both Samsung and channel partners.
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2016-01-15

Crosswater UK Showroom Illuminated by Soraa's LEDs

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced that its LED lamps have been installed at the new Crosswater UK showroom, one of the largest bathroom showrooms in Europe. Investing in a new headquarters with a beautifully-appointed showroom gallery in Dartford, Kent, Crosswater wanted lighting to enhance a memorable experience for visitors as they moved through the showroom to discover innovative bathroom designs and superior quality products available for today’s home design.
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2015-12-18

Telensa Starts Installation of Smart LED Streetlight Control System Across Gloucestershire

Telensa, which provides end-to-end smart city solutions using its low power Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) wireless technology, has announced that work has begun on a major new deployment which will cover 55,000 LED streetlights over approximately 1,000 sq. miles across Gloucestershire, UK. The deployment, part of Gloucestershire County Council’s plan to replace existing sodium lights, is being led by Skanska, with LED luminaires from Urbis Schréder.  The new streetlights are wirelessly connected and controlled using Telensa’s PLANet Central Management System. 
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2015-12-14

Illuminating UK Castle with New Lighting Technology

Earlier this fall, the world was introduced to the first Lewes Light Festival, a celebration of the first Festival of Light in the strong, creative community of Lewes, East Sussex, England. The small town and it’s beautiful, historical architecture were brilliantly transformed into a vibrant, bright beacon extending across the town’s landscape. This event welcomed and inspired visitors from around the world through the use of art, design, technology, and the environment.
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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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2015-06-26

WhichLEDLight Bridges Gap between End Users and Manufacturers in UK

Founded in 2014, Which LED Light, is a website in UK that offers different brands LED bulb price comparison information to end consumers, designers, and installers. To ensure only good quality LED products are recommended on the website, only products that have been tested in International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) certified labs are offered on the UK-based company website. The company’s Commercial Director Rory Wilding recently spoke to LEDinside about the company’s business model and how interested manufacturers can submit their products for review.
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2015-06-09

GE Research: UK Public Sector Risks Locking-In Outdated Technology

Embracing new technology- New research by GE Lighting and the Carbon Trust finds that most UK public bodies have begun to adopt intelligent technologies, in order to drive social, economic and environmental benefits within their estates.
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2015-01-22

LIA Supports UK ‘Switch the Lights’ campaign

The LIA has been working closely with the Green Construction Board and British Retail Consortium to develop a campaign aimed at encouraging independent and small to medium sized retailers to switch to LED lighting installations.
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2014-11-20

UK Leicestershire County to Spend £25m on LED Streetlight Upgrade

Leicestershire County Council in UK has proposed to invest more than GRB 25 million (US $39.2 million) to convert the city’s outdated sodium lights to LED streetlights to cut energy bills, according to a BBC report.
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2014-08-18

UK Burglars Steal LED Lit Jesus Portrait

LEDinside had reported theft of LED lights from cars to grow marijuana, but who would have thought religious icons lit by LED might be targeted as well?
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2014-08-04

Xicato Expands Sales Team with New U.S. and UK Appointments

Xicato continued to expand its sales team and announced the addition of LED lighting specialists Charles Scheibler and Nick Gibbs to its sales team. Charles is based in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and will serve Xicato’s customer base throughout the mid-west. Nick is based in the United Kingdom and will serve customers in the UK and Nordic region.
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2014-07-30

Ayshire Council in Northern UK Approves £4.25m LEDs Streetlight Upgrade

The Ayshire Council located in Scotland, UK has recently approved a streetlight retrofit plan budget of £4.25 million (US $7.20 million) to replace the 13,500 streetlights in North Ayshire to LED within two years, according to an Irvine Times report.
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2014-07-18

UK Households to Foot Supermarket LED Lights Installation Bills

Under a new UK energy department plan to cut UK power consumption, British households might be paying out millions of pounds in energy bills to provide supermarkets and airports with free LED lighting, according to a Telegraph report.
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2014-06-27

LED Roadway and Silver Spring Networks Selected for Future City Glasgow Program in Scotland, UK

LED Roadway Lighting and its partner Silver Spring Networks, Inc., today announced they have been selected by Glasgow City Council to deliver the Intelligent Street Lighting requirements for their innovative Future City Demonstrator initiative. The project will leverage LED street lighting from LED Roadway Lighting's NXT range of luminaires and Silver Spring's IPv6-based smart city networking platform to integrate LED street lights, traffic cameras, and sensors into two adaptive lighting systems in the city center and along the River Clyde's "Clyde Walkway." The adaptive lighting systems will monitor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic and dynamically dim and increase illumination accordingly, increasing energy efficiency, urban sustainability and improving citizen safety.
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2014-06-24

Southampton to Install LED Floodlighting at St Mary Stadium Ahead of 2015 Season

The new lighting system will be in place for the coming campaign with the club moving in line with Premier League requirements for a higher level of light output. 
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2014-06-17

UK Warrington Borough Council and Liverpool City Convert Streetlights to LED

The Warrington Borough Council and Liverpool City in UK have announced plans of upgrading current streetlights to LEDs respectively, according to various UK media reports.
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2014-05-15

UK Citizens Continue to Wage War against LED Street Light Replacement Wave

LED street lights have not been welcomed with open arms by UK suburbanites. Yet another report by a UK based newspaper reports citizens protesting against LED street light installations in neighborhoods. 
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2014-04-23

UK Residence in Uproar over LED Street Light Replacement Wave

The LED street light replacement wave has swept the globe as local governments embrace the low energy consumption and financial advantage they offer. However, in the rush to jump on the green technology bandwagon, governments have overlooked the health issues that LEDs pose to the human body. British citizens have been less than keen over the recent installment of LEDs in boroughs throughout the country. 
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2014-02-17

UK Green Investment Bank Launches New Loan to Finance the UK’s Switch to Low Energy Street Lighting

Across the UK our seven million streetlights clock up an electricity bill of more than £300 million each year. Although this is one of a local authority's largest single costs, fewer than one million lamps are low energy. The legacy of this old technology is higher than necessary energy consumption, costs and environmental impact.
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2013-11-25

LED Hospitality Lighting - LED Energy Smart™ GU10 and MR16 for Mitchells & Butlers

The Mitchells & Butlers group is the leading operator of pubs and restaurants in the UK and has been at the forefront of the industry since 1898. The brands belonging to Mitchells & Butlers are located throughout the UK at more than 1600 individual sites in both city center and country locations - including All Bar One, Toby Carvery, O'Neill's and Harvester to name just a few. The group worked with GE to improve some of its branches’ lighting solution.
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2013-10-23

Outdoor lighting in a Greener Way for Bristol, UK

The streetlighting of Bristol has been upgraded with GE’s CMH StreetWise™ lamps to deliver an energy efficient, white light solution - part of Bristol City Council's aim to reduce its carbon footprint and to promote a safer urban environment.
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2013-10-17

Returning to the Reputation -- Burlington Arcade

Burlington Arcade, situated between Bond Street and Piccadilly, is one of the oldest and most famous shopping mall in the world as well as a Grade two listed one dating back to 1819. It has been lasting for around 200 years; however, in the 20th Century, the northern end was completely destroyed during the Blitz, leading to a restoration both of building and reputation. Speirs + Majors took a great part in the reconstructing array and lighted the Arcade up aiming to bring its old and classic beauty back.
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2013-10-02

Twin Sails Bridge -- Lighting Animation

Standing in Poole, Dorset, England, the Twin Sails Bridge is the second road linking from Poole town center to Hamworthy. It is a lifting bridge which being designed in a pair of the sail-like triangular lifting leaves. Completed in April 2012, the bridge spans across the backwater channel in Holes Bay and the purpose is to connect four major sites together for vehicles. This is a project which began 30 years ago and Poole’s civic leaders believe their new Twin Sails Bridge is the key to regenerate the town. Lighting designers from Speirs + Major undertook the lighting design task and encountered challenges -- how to use light to encourage people to engage with the structure after dark, how to create a beautiful civic feature both when the bridge is open and closed.
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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