2017-08-23

SNA Displays to Unveil Highest-Resolution LED Screen in History of Times Square

One of this year's most anticipated LED displays is to be unveiled by Sansi North America (SNA) Displays, a manufacturer of custom LED displays and lighting solutions. New York City's newest large-format LED video spectacular will be the highest-resolution LED screen in the storied history of Times Square.
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2017-07-11

2nd Ave Lighting embellishes The William Vale Hotel, Brooklyn's Newest Full Service Hotel

Grand splendor and a contemporary chic look were key ingredients used to create the custom architectural lighting fixtures for the William Vale Hotel, which is located at 55 Wythe Ave. in the North Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY. The new facility features 183 rooms, on 21 stories, that offer unparalleled views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan skylines. 2nd Ave Lighting was proud to design and engineer custom lighting fixtures to accommodate the specifications of this challenging project.
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2017-04-24

LED it Glow: New York to Hold First Bridge Light Show

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday the first span of the new Kosciuszko Bridge will open to drivers between Brooklyn and Queens on Thursday, April 27. 
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2016-12-28

Lighting Science Recalls Times Square Ball Redesign Project

Working for an LED manufacturer, I have the privilege to be surrounded by some of the brightest and most talented scientists and engineers in the business.  These are people who are truly trying to make a difference in the world around them by utilizing the amazing science of light in ways that can help shape the world around us, affect the health of people, plants and animals and create a vibrant, more sustainable world. We have been fortunate to work on many high-profile projects over the years, but one that remains close to all our hearts at Lighting Science was when we were asked to help redesign and retrofit the New York City’s Time Square Ball with LED lighting almost 10 years ago.  This beloved New York icon was given a much-needed 21st century makeover by Lighting Science Group and a handful of industry leaders, to help create a bigger, brighter and more energy-efficient New Year’s Eve Ball.
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2016-12-21

Moncler Flagship Store in New York Illuminated in Golden Glowing Lights

The artist Bardula was asked by Parisian interior designers Gilles & Boissier to create a monumental kinetic light installation in the entrance of Moncler new flagship store at 650 Madison Avenue, at 59th Street, Manhattan, opened in October 2016.
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2016-12-06

New York Town Slashes Energy Costs by US $57M with Cree LED Streetlights

The Town of Hempstead, N.Y., the largest township in the country, is making the switch to LED technology with the conversion of more than 50,000 high-pressure sodium fixtures to LED street lights from Cree. The installation is already underway with future phases planned to bring LED lighting to the town’s municipal buildings, parks and marinas. The street light project delivers an anticipated two and a half-year payback with nearly $3 million in annual energy savings and US $57 million in total lifetime savings.
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2016-08-05

Sony New Showroom in New York to Showcase LED and Other Technology

Sony Corporation of America announced the opening of Sony Square NYC, a showplace for the latest in Sony entertainment and technology. Located in the Company's New York City headquarters at 25 Madison Avenue, the facility offers visitors the chance to check out select new Sony technologies and products, some of which are still in the prototype stage. Additionally, the intimate space will be used for unique consumer events, such as photography classes with world-renowned photographers, exclusive movie screenings and invitation-only performances by Sony Music artists.
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2016-07-13

New York Government Agencies Collaborate on LED Streetlight Installations

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that a section of Central Avenue in Colonie, Albany County, will get new LED street lights to enhance visibility and safety, as well as reduce energy costs.
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2016-05-11

City of Binghamton Releases Carbon Emission Reduction Results from LED Streetlight Upgrade

City of Binghamton Mayor Richard David, announced the annual environmental impact benefits of converting the 7,000 streetlights in the U.S. city to LED technology.
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2016-05-09

New York's Nightsky Lit up by Circling LEDs-tagged Pigeons

Started from last week, New York’s night skies were lit by up to 2,000 pigeons flew with LEDs strapped to their legs. The performance held in Brooklyn Navy Yard, named “Fly by Night”, was launched by artist Duke Riley. The massive flock followed the artist’s whistle, circled in the sky for 30 minutes over the deck of a decommissioned U.S. Navy ship.
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2015-11-03

New Yorkers Use Citi Bikes to "Light Up" Queens and to Support the Mets

Citi Field at Times Square Mets Fan Experience to Feature Stationary Citi Bikes Fans Can Ride to Generate Power to Light the "Crown" of Queens' Tallest Building in Orange and Blue.
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2015-10-30

Soraa Sets up New LED Plant in New York

Soraa, the world leader in the development of advanced lighting products and gallium nitride on gallium nitride (GaN on GaN™) LED technology, announced it will open a new semiconductor fabrication plant in Syracuse, New York. In partnership with the State of New York, the company will construct a new state-of-the-art GaN on GaN™ LED fabrication facility that will employ hundreds of workers. Working in coordination with SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE), the new facility is on pace for shell completion by the end of this year with production beginning in the second half of 2016. Soraa currently operates an LED fabrication plant in Fremont, California, one of only a few in the U.S.
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2015-10-23

Walker Tower Façade Illuminates New York Skyline

The Walker Tower is close to Ground Zero in New York and was damaged during the 9/11 attacks in 2001. It was later converted from office space to a high-end apartment building. The Art Deco façade and spires have now been illuminated with ERCO projectors, without any spill light to detract from the view of the skyline.
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2015-10-19

LED Streetlights Ruining Nighttime Mood for New Yorkers

Global LED streetlight installments have often been the center of controversy, even though the streetlights are capable of cutting energy consumption costs. Citizens exposed to the new LED streetlights have often complained the lights were too bright, or in certain cases ruining scenarios. New Yorkers have been the latest to complain about the glare and uncomfortable lighting emitted from LEDs.
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2015-09-30

New York Rolls out Pilot LED Lamp Project to Monitor Air Quality at Nail Salons

In 2015, Pegasus Capital Advisors committed to catalyzing healthier working conditions and improved air quality in New York City’s nail salons. An issue largely overlooked, nail polish contains many volatile organic compounds which permeate the air and are health hazards for workers and customers alike. Pegasus and its partner, Lighting Science Group (LSG), have developed the Genesis Light, a desktop light that monitors and reports on air quality wirelessly using a sensor chip embedded in the lamp. It uses easy to read emoticons on the units, as well as transmits data that will be accessible online. Empowering salon workers and customers, Pegasus, LSG, and partner the NYC Public Advocate will deploy 50 free Genesis Lights to nail salons that they identify in hopes that the pilot program will inspire customers and regulators to make informed decisions that will ultimately incentivize a continuing domino effect in nail salons to better manage their air quality.
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2015-05-08

Philips to Install New York Tappan Zee Bridge with Smart LED Lights

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, today announced it would be working with the New York State Thruway Authority and Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC to install a state-of-the-art connected LED lighting system on the New NY Bridge to replace the Tappan Zee across the Hudson River. The innovative system will combine both the roadway and architectural lighting, an industry first.  As the most technologically advanced bridge in North America, the New NY Bridge will have the capacity to be transformed into a massive canvas with remotely programmed, tunable lights that produce dynamic or subtle, colorful effects which can reflect special occasions such as holidays or local sports team wins.
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2015-03-31

C3 Lighting Solutions to Display New LED Fixtures at LightFair 2015

Don't miss C3 Lighting Solutions at this year's LightFair International in Booth #3031 located in the Building Integration Pavilion.  C3 will be displaying fixtures from several of their new product lines, including Relucent Surgical Lighting, Aedis Patient Room Lighting, Clarus MRI/Radiology Lighting, NovaLux Neonatal Lighting, Luminis Classroom Lighting, Motif Architectural & Backlighting Systems and their Remote Power & Control systems. 
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2014-12-26

Toshiba Lights up World’s Tallest Digital Animated Christmas Tree in New York Times Square

The world's tallest digitally-animated Christmas tree, measuring 62.18 meters (204-feet), was lit today on the Toshiba, TDK and, for the first time, the Dunkin' Donuts screens on One Times Square.
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2014-12-23

NEMA Lauds New York’s Dark Skies Bill

​The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today praised New York Governor Cuomo for signing into law the Dark Skies bill, which establishes requirements for outdoor lighting applications installed by state agencies. Specifically, the bill requires the use of properly shielded light fixtures to prevent unnecessary up- and side-lighting, thereby reducing sky glow. The bill also limits lighting to only recommended levels for particular applications.     
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2014-04-24

New York Subway LED Retrofit Project Funding Approved by Governor

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced awards of $4.3 million for 17 projects dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of transportation in New York State. These projects are in line with the governor’s energy vision to increase support for new and innovative clean energy technologies that help reduce dependence on fossil fuels, reduce pollution and promote a cleaner and healthier environment while supporting the growth of the economy.
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2014-03-04

New York Riverside Lit Up with Colorful Light Cycles

Located on the Hudson River waterfront in lower Manhattan, New York City, USA, Brookfield Place/World Financial Center is a complex of four postmodern, granite and glass towers comprising more than eight million square feet of premier office space. The complex's centerpiece is a 10-story, barrel-vaulted glass pavilion known as the Winter Garden, whose spectacular view of the Hudson River and spacious exterior plaza make it a popular venue for events, public art showings, and media screenings.
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2013-12-25

New York Pathway Lights Up with Audio Responsive LED Lights

Urban Matter Inc. has just completed installing noise interactive LED lights on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway pedestrian pathway. The lights are lit up by the New York City Department of Transportation and the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership switched on the lights, a new public art installation located underneath the expressway, according to an Inhabitant report.
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2013-10-25

New York Street Lights to be upgraded to LED

Streetlights in the Big Apple are getting a major makeover to more energy efficient LEDs, according to Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and Newsday news reports. New York will be replacing 250,000 street lights with LED lamps by 2017, said the city mayor Michael Bloomberg. The LED replacements are expected to help the city cut US$ 14 million in electric and maintenance costs. 
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2013-10-04

Style Meets LED: Phillips LED Street Lighting Installed in New York City Fashion District

Phillips Luxeon® LED-based street lighting is being installed in the Garment District, Manhattan borough of New York City, also known as the Fashion District for fashion manufacturing in the United States, and even the world.
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2013-05-10

New York Installs LED Lights on Thruway to Save 20 Percent on Electric Costs

Syracuse, N.Y. -- The addition of LED lights along the New York State Thruway and Canal system should cut electric costs by 20 percent, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. The lighting upgrades should also improve visibility along the state's Thruway and Canal system, the governor said in a news release. "As we celebrate Earth Week, New York is continuing to move forward with efforts to increase energy efficiency and reduce costs in state government by adopting new green technologies," Cuomo said. "The Thruway’s LED lighting project is one e...
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2010-11-24

New York Public Service Commission approved a new lower-priced tariff to spread LED lights

The New York State Public Service Commission has approved a new lower-priced tariff option for Central Hudson Gas & Electric that would encourage municipalities to install LED-based street lights. Most street lights are not metered for actual power usage. The new tariff would allow the utility to correctly calculate the energy used by LED street lights and a municipality to pay a lower price for energy used for lighting.
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2008-08-27

LSG to partner with OVI - New York City Lights Prototyping Contract

Recently, Lighting Science Group Corporation (LSG), a developer and integrator of intelligent LED lighting solutions, and the Office for Visual Interaction, Inc. (OVI), a global architectural lighting design innovator, announced that the companies have been selected by The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) to engineer, produce and test the winning design of the City Lights Design Competition.
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2008-08-26

New York Picks LED Design For New Street Lights

Recently, more than 300,000 street lights and every 40 years or so runs an international design contest looking for ways to improve upon those lights in New York. The winner of the most contests was just announced.
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2008-08-15

Everett to introduce energy-efficient LEDs lights

Recently, Everett traffic engineers got the green light to replace every green light in the city. City street crews will soon swap out incandescent green light bulbs at 169 traffic signals and replace them with more energy-efficient light emitting diodes, or LEDs.LEDs are used in electronic devices such as cell phones, digital alarm clocks and even the crystal ball that descends on New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve. In addition to green lights, the city also plans to install LED lights in pedestrian signals this year.
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 “As the demands on our customer’s fixtures become more challenging, we need to ensure our Color portfolio enables them to meet these demands. This increase in flux across several key colors will give our customers a significa... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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