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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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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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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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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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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Using light to assist the movement of people: The St. Botolph Building

The St. Botolph Building, over 500,000 sq ft space with 14 stories high, is one of the largest office development in the City of London. Speirs + Major was appointed by Minerva plc to design the lighting scheme for the internal public area: the reception, central lift core, outer stair cores and atrium.
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Audi Adds LED Headlamps for A3 Range in the UK

According to relevant reports, Audi presents new 181HP 2.0L diesel and LED headlamps for A3 Range in the UK. A much peppier diesel-fuel engine has been added to the Audi A3 lineup in the UK. The new 2.0-liter TDI delivers 181hp (184PS) and peak torque of 380Nm (280 lb-ft) between 1,750 and 3,250rpm, and supplements the 148hp (150PS) version which has been available since launch. Compliant with 2014 EU6 emissions standards, the new diesel unit will initially be offered in the A3 three-door and five-door Sportback models beginning in September, with on-the-ro...
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Marl PR: Celebrates 40 years as LED pioneer

Marl International, a pioneer of the LED lighting revolution that is now sweeping the world, this year celebrates its 40th anniversary. The company has now supplied more than 500 million LEDs, many in assemblies designed and manufactured by its 100-strong British engineering and manufacturing team based in Ulverston. Commenting, Adrian Rawlinson, Managing Director at Marl International, said, “Marl, a pioneer in the technology, is ideally positioned to ride the crest of the LED wave. The secret of our success is that our products are designed, assembled, teste...
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Marshalls Installs Energy Efficient Marl LED Floodlights

Leading UK manufacturer achieves 75% reduction in floodlight power consumption   Marshalls plc, the UK’s leading hard landscaping transformation company, has fitted Marl International Bay Range LED floodlighting to stockyards at five of its manufacturing sites to replace high pressure sodium and metal halide floodlights – reducing the energy consumption per floodlight by up to 75%.   Pete Stevens, Group Energy and Carbon Manager at Marshalls plc, who was responsible for managing this project, said, “Marl LED floodlights not only offer a...
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LED Lamp from OSRAM to the First 10 Submitted Entries to Delight in Light

OSRAM, supporters of Delight in Light, the new concept created to encourage excellence in lighting design are supplying an LED lamp to the first 10 submitted entries. The OSRAM LED STAR CLASSIC A60 10W (which won’t be available to buy in the shops until July) is the new 60W equivalent LED lamp with very low energy consumption and a long lifetime. It’s also shockproof and vibration-proof thanks to the latest LED technology. These lamps enable the designers of tomorrow to see and work with the latest technologies from a leading na...
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Cambridge Nanotherm to Found Manufacturing Facility for LED Lighting

Under the award of £250,000 in matched funding from the UK Innovation Agency – Technology Strategy Board (TSB), Cambridge Nanotherm is to build its first prototype manufacturing plant in Haverhill, UK. Cambridge Nanotherm has developed and patented a nanoceramic-aluminum substrate for thermal management of electronics, which can be used in LED lighting modules. The investment from the TSB and company shareholder Enso Ventures will create a facility to develop applications for the technology such as LED lighting and power electronics. It will t...
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MHA Lighting Partnerships with New Zealand-based Solar Bright

LED Lighting Manufacturer, MHA Lighting, announces a strategic partnership with Solar Bright Ltd, a leading New Zealand-based LED lighting solutions provider.   This new partnership sees Greater Manchester-based MHA Lighting granting Solar Bright, an agreement to distribute MHA’s waveguide products throughout New Zealand. The strategic partnership was formed in response to the rapidly-growing demand from New Zealand companies to make the switch to energy-efficient LED lighting, which is of high quality and reliability.   Solar Bright...
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Dialight Launches Class I Div 2 LED Linear Fixture with Integrated Battery Backup

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Dialight Introduces Advanced Lighting Controls for Its LED Fixture Portfolio

Dialight has introduced integrated controls for its industry leading LED lighting fixture portfolio.  The patent-pending, smart grid compatible control package is available in variety of communications protocols. These include powerline communications (PLC), wireless (industry standard Zigbee) or DALI platforms and can be manually configured or accessed utilizing a touch screen wall controller via mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, or Android, or from a remote network computer. “Dialight is reinventing the way our customers operate and maintain their lightin...
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Lighting Industry Association Becomes a UKTI Trade Challenge Partner

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has become aUKTrade & Investment (UKTI)Trade Challenge Partner. The LIA will work in partnership with the UKTI to get more SMEs exporting. Ninety nine, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Trade Challenge Partners were selected from Trade Associations and other membership organisations that had extensive knowledge of their industry and were focused on overseas trade. The collective membership of these Partners is around 70,000, and on average they estimate that 40% of their Members are already doing b...
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MHA Lighting Announces Strategic Partnership with Sensory Energy

MHA Lighting has announced a strategic partnership with Cheshire-based, Sensory Energy, a leading designer and supplier of energy saving technologies to the commercial and marine sectors.   This new partnership will see Greater Manchester-based MHA Lighting offer its new and existing customers complex and sophisticated automated controls, which are designed, manufactured and installed by Sensory Energy.   This partnership also grants Sensory Energy license to offer its customers MHA’s portfolio of energy saving LED lighting solutions, creating a p...
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Cambridge Invests £1 million to Accelerate GaN-on-silicon LED Research

A new facility for GaN, the key material needed to make LEDs, has set up in Cambridge, enabling researchers to expand and accelerate their pioneering work in the field. GaN-based LEDs are already used in traffic lights, bicycle lights, televisions, computer screens, car headlamps and other devices, but they are too expensive to be used widely in homes and offices.The main reason for this is that they are normally grown on expensive substrates, which pushes up the price of LED lightbulbs.The new GaN growth reactor at Cambridge will allow researchers to further improve a...
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MHA Lighting on Track to Double Turnover with £1.5m Investment

Embargoed until 00.01AM on Thursday 28TH March 2013 Greater Manchester-based LED lighting manufacturer MHA Lighting aims to double turnover by the end of the year following a £750,000 investment from The North West Fund for Energy & Environmental, managed by CT Investment Partners, as part of a £1.5million funding round along with venture capital firm Harwell Capital. The company, which is based in Atherton, is an award-winning manufacturer of LED lighting solutions thatprovide unrivalled energy-savings for both internal and external ligh...
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MGC Lighting Appoints New Sales Executive

One of the UK’s leading international lighting suppliers, MGC Lighting, has created a new role within its international business team to help further its expansion into targeted global markets. The newly appointed Sales Executive, Jessica Munke, will assist with growing the company’s business in Germany and other parts of Europe, selling and supplying lighting products across a range of sectors including stage and studio, medical, LED and purification. Prior to joining MGC, Jessica worked in insurance where she gained invaluable customer relations expe...
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Dialight Unveils Stainless Steel ATEX/IECEx LED Linear Fitting

Dialight unveiled its new stainless steel linear LED fitting that is designed specifically to reduce maintenance needs in hazardous areas as a replacement for conventional Ex fluorescent fittings. Available in both 32W and 64W versions (2x18W and 2x36W fluorescent equivalents) and carrying IECEx/ATEX Zone 1 certification, the 316 grade stainless steel linear LED fitting is D Shock compliant to MOD specification BR8470 to Grades C and D. Highly durable and resistant to shock, vibration and corrosion, the fitting incorporates an exclusive and replaceable int...
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GaN Systems Sets up New UK Base Office Facility

GaN Systems Sets up New UK base office facility located in Reading, England. "GaN Systems new office facility comes in response to a strong pull from our growing base of European customer partners," says Geoff Haynes, the company's UK based VP Business Development. "The company has a strong focus on collaborating across the manufacturing value chains for global power electronics markets to accelerate the adoption, and drive the cost of manufacture of GaN components. That can only be achieved through a strong local technical presence." I...
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University of Dundee Works on Improving White LEDs’ Efficiency to 50-60%

The University of Dundee is leading a European-wide research project to work on improving white LEDs that would be much more efficient than existing light bulbs. The project is being funded through a £7.2m grant from the European Union's FP7 programme. Currently, LED lights are only about 25% efficient and the researchers are hoping to improve that to 50-60%. Professor Edik Rafailov, NEWLED project leader based in the School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics at Dundee, said: "Common lightbulbs have a pretty low efficiency rating and e...
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Dialight Develops Next Generation 20-Year Power Supply for LED Lighting Fixtures

Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), announced its innovation program has developed an industry leading solid state power supply with an expected life of 20 years.  Dialight’s new power supply technology guarantees long-life performance even in the most demanding applications. “Dialight has once again set the bar with our latest power supply design, providing our customers with reliable and efficient illumination for up to two decades in the harshest environments around the world,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “Unexpected lightin...
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Open Technology : In the Game of Energy Efficiency It’s France 1, England 0

With the UK languishing in the ‘relegation zone’ of Europe’s renewable energy league table behind countries such as Spain, Greece and France, you might have hoped that the UK Government would at least have been motivated to beat the French to introducing a night-time ban on lighting. New measures will come into force throughout France from July, and apply to both internal and external lighting of buildings. Interior lighting in offices must be switched off one hour after staff leave the premises; lighting in shops windows and commercial premises must be of...
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Techsil Launch New Brochure for LED Assembly

Industrial adhesive and sealant supplier, Techsil, have recently launched a new brochure specifically for the LED industry. The brochure consolidates the materials that have been in demand from manufacturers in the field of LED assembly over recent months and presents them in an easy to find format. Chris Dilley, Sales Director, said "It's great to put this all together in one specific package for the LED industry. Our partnership approach with clients has helped to select products that achieve optical clarity and thermal conductivity; and protect components...
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LED Lighting Depot Launches Unique Savings Calculator and Exclusive Bulb Brand

LED Lighting Depot has entered the LED reseller marketplace with its own product range and a unique calculator that allows you shoppers to calculate the savings they will make over a product’s lifetime. The LED Lighting Depot site stocks Verbatim, Phillips and Toshiba brands, as well as the Lumaera brand – which is exclusively available through the retailer. Supplying a full range of domestic LEDs, from spotlights to downlights, and dimmable bulbs to outdoor and garden lights, LED Lighting Depot is also the only retailer in the marketplace to offe...
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Light Planet Commended at Rushlight Awards

LED specialist Light Planet has been commended in two categories at this years prestigious Rushlight Awards.   The Rushlight Awards recognise the leading clean technology developers in the UK and Ireland. Light Planet were commended in both the Energy Reduction Category and in the Environmental Management Group Award. Light Planet's entry focused on their innovative range of NeoBulb LED lights which are at the forefront of advanced lighting solutions; penetrating new markets and achieving significant energy savings for a wide range of industries. T...
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The Lighting Industry Association Announces Lighting Design Awards at Interiors UK 2013

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Micron LED Light Based Wireless Network Created by UK Researchers

Scientists from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland (United Kingdom) have begun to develop a new Light Fidelity (Li-Fi) technology that will use special micron-sized LED lights, such as those that could be used as part of home lighting or TV displays, to form part of a sophisticated wireless communications network (much like Wi-Fi is today). The principle, which revolves around manipulating the on/off flicker of LED lights to produce a digital network (a bit like Morse Code from a torch), is not new but most of the other teams are focusing on larger Li-Fi L...
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British Scientists Work on LEDs for Broadband Communications

British scientists are working on tiny LED lights that could deliver Wi-Fi-like internet communications, while simultaneously displaying information. At the same time, the technology will also provide illumination for homes, offices and a whole host of other locations. Over the next four years, with Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funding, a consortium of UK universities led by the University of Strathclyde will be developing this innovative technology to help unleash the full potential of 'Li-Fi'—the transmission of interne...
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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