2017-06-21

Leading Lighting Manufacturer Announces New Partnerships with Sales Agencies in Canada and Ohio

Elemental LED, a leading U.S. based engineering and technology company that manufactures LED lighting solutions announced today partnerships with MVP Lighting and Jack Duffy & Associates that extends its Diode LED product brand into Canada and Ohio. Elemental LED and its manufacturing and wholesale division, Diode LED, provides a wide variety of superior quality linear, task, and accent LED lighting solutions for both commercial and residential applications.
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2016-11-10

Canadian Government Subsidizes CA $82M to National Optics Institute for Optics and Photonics Research

The Canadian government recently announced it will be subsidizing in total CA $82 million (US $62.2 million) over a five-year period to National Optics Institute (INO) to support research in optics and photonics for industrial applications.
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2016-10-27

West Kelowna in Canada Converts Streetlights to LED

West Kelowna, a Canadian City will be converting 1,750 high pressure sodium streetlights to LEDs, reported Kelowna Capital News.
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2016-10-19

Canadian City Kelowna Rolls out Pilot LED Streetlight Project

Canadian city Kelowna located inthe south of Canada’s British Columbia province launched a pilot LED streetlight project that could help the city save millions of dollars and cut costs, reported CBC News.
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2016-09-01

Iconic Landmarks and Buildings Light up in North America to Support Stand up To Cancer

More than 90 historic buildings and landmarks across the United States  and  Canada  will be illuminated in the colors of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) during the week leading up to the fifth biennial SU2C "roadblock" telecast airing in both countries on Friday, Sept. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT / 7:00 PM CT). All will be lit in a combination of SU2C's signature colors: red, orange, yellow or white. 
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2016-07-07

Cree Brightens up Buy-Low Foods in Canada with LED Lights

Originally founded in 1966, Buy-Low Foods is now the largest food wholesale distributor to independent grocers in Western Canada, servicing nearly 1,900 wholesale customers through its Associated Grocers and Van-Whole Produce divisions. With 35 corporate stores and 2 franchise stores, Buy-Low Foods also provides  fresh produce, fine cuts of meats and national brand products directly to consumers. Although each of these stores are unique, they all share a common commitment to deliver quality products at low, low prices while providing a great customer experience.
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2016-06-24

Elemental LED Selects Focus Electrical Sales as Canadian Distributor

Elemental LED, a leading U.S. based engineering and technology company that manufactures LED lighting solutions announced today a partnership with Focus Electrical Sales Inc. that extends its award winning Diode LED product brand into Canada. Elemental LED and its manufacturing and wholesale division, Diode LED, provides a wide variety of superior quality linear, task, and accent LED lighting solutions for both residential and commercial applications.
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2016-05-19

City of Waterloo in Canada Evaluates Smart LED Streetlight Upgrade

Authorities of City of Waterloo in Canada will upgrade its current LED streetlights to smart LED streetlights adding features of analyzing traffic conditions, detecting snowfall and connecting to gas and water utility meters, reported Waterloo Chronicle.
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2016-04-20

Opposition Party Calls for Postponement of Montreal LED Streetlight Project

Opposition party Projet Montréal in Canada is asking the city to halt its CA$ 110 million project to replace 110,000 streetlights with LEDs lights over health risk and light pollution concerns, reported Montreal Gazette.
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2016-02-01

Canadian Municipalities to Spend CA$13 M on LED Streetlight Retrofits

Several Canadian municipalities are planning to invest CA $13 million (US $9.29 million) to replace 42,000 streetlights this year, reportedMetroland News.
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2015-11-24

Canada's Sixth Largest City Scales up LED Streetlight Replacement Budget

Several Canadian cities have announced plans to swap their old traditional streetlights for more energy efficient LED lights, but the country’s sixth largest capital Mississauga, located in Southern Ontario underestimated the finance it would need to replace the city streetlights.
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2015-10-26

Canadian Researchers Use LED Lights to Activate Muscle Function

Neuroscience researchers at Dalhousie Medical School and the Brain Repair Center in Canada have found a way to bypass the nervous system to stimulate muscles that have lost their connection to the nervous system through injury or disease.
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2015-10-14

Canadian City Halifax to Install 43,000 Smart LED Streetlights

Silver Spring Networks announced it has been selected to deliver an intelligent LED street lights network in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Silver Spring Networks will be deploying its award-winning smart street lights solution, including its Streetlight.Vision control software, to network 43,000 LED luminaires provided by LED Roadway Lighting, a manufacturer of smart lighting systems. Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia and, with more than 400,000 residents and geographic area covering almost 2,500 square miles, is the largest municipal area in Canada’s maritime province region.
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2015-07-21

U.S. and Canada Recall More than 1.6 M Cooper Lighting Fluorescent Lights

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with Canada have recalled more than 1.62 million fluorescent lights made by Cooper Lighting over fire safety hazards.
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2015-06-15

Canadian Municipality Awards $30 M Streetlight Contract to G.J. Cahill and Co.

Halifax regional council has awarded a CA $37 million (US $30 million) contract to bidder G.J. Cahill and Co. to design, supply and install LED streetlights throughout the Canadian muncipality, reported Herald News recently.
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2014-12-25

Canadian City Calgary to Launch Second Phase of LED Streetlight Upgrade Project

Calgary, located in Alberta, Canada plans to launch the second phase of its LED streetlight retrofit project to replace high pressure sodium lights, according to a report by CBCnews.
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2014-08-21

Canadian City Ottawa Successfully Slashes Costs with LED Streetlights

Canadian City Ottawa has reported new LED streetlights installed since Fall last year have helped cut energy bills by nearly 75 percent, according to local paper The Times report.
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2014-07-15

Canadian LED Researcher Dreams of Growing Strawberries on Mars

An ambitious Canadian researcher hopes to be able to plant strawberries and cherry tomatoes on the moon or other planets in the near future, according to a CBC report.
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2014-04-22

Canadian City Ottawa to Half Electricity Usage with LED Upgrade

Ottawa City in Canada has proposed halving electricity usage period by retrofitting current streetlights with LEDs, according to a report by The Ottawa Citizen.
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2014-02-28

Canada Amends Light Bulbs Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

The Canadian government has recently made amendments to minimum energy efficiency for 40W, 60W, 75W and 100W bulbs, according to a WTO custom and tariff website managed by the Chinese government. The new amendment will also allow the commercialization of a halogen lamp that was previously banned under the 2008 regulations.
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2014-02-24

Konka and A&A Continue Distributor Relationship

Konka and A&A Optoelectronics in Canada will be continuing their distribution relationship in Canada, after establishing a good business relationship last year. In 2014, A&A will launch new series of products from Konka to continue their leading position in Canada. 
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2013-09-24

Canadian Team Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign for Buildable LED Lights Dodecado

A Canadian team has launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter for its Dodecado, a dodecahedron light with magnetic properties that allows it to be attached to another light, and rearranged or sculpted according to the user’s needs. The lights are scheduled for production in Oct. 2013 with first delivery scheduled in Dec. 2013. So far the Canadian team has raised CA$ 5,214 (US$ 5,069) for its project on Kickstarter.
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2013-04-01

Canadian Government Injects $150,000 Investment in Leapfrog Lighting

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced that Leapfrog Lighting will receive up to $150,000 through the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program. Leapfrog Lighting's goal is to improve LED lighting technologies with a special focus on quality of light. Leapfrog Lighting’s CEO, Stephen Naor, explained that the two obstacles to mainstream adoption of LED lighting are “quality of light and economic value proposition.” The new LED technology, based on ...
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2010-11-23

Carmanah terminated merger with Lightech

Solar LED lighting manufacturer Carmanah terminated merger with Lightech, a driver manufacturer based in Israel, but the reason was not clear. A leader of Carmanah said, the decision to terminate the Lightech agreement was a very difficult one, but after due deliberation, the Board of Directors determined that it was the only decision that could be made in light of the fact that the financing condition is incapable of being fulfilled by December 31, 2010.
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2009-11-27

Philips Canlyte Invests $500,000 in New LED Program Including Clean Room in Lachine Montreal

Philips Electronics Tuesday announced a $500,000 investment in Canlyte, for the development of Light Emitting Diode (LED) products, including the construct of a state-of-the-art Clean Room in its Montreal plant. The Canlyte division of Philips will be one of the first in Canada to use a controlled environment for the production of this new lighting technology.
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2009-11-10

Grote Introduces Lightform, The World’s First Flexible LED Lighting Film

Grote Industries recently introduced the first commercially available versions of its new LightForm flexible LED lighting film technology during a press conference at the 2009 SEMA Show.
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2009-11-06

Carmanah Technologies Lights up Florida Roadways with Solar Street Lights

  The global security company Lockheed Martin is upgrading its Lake Underhill Facility in Orlando, Florida with solar-powered streetlights from Carmanah Technologies. In addition to providing significant savings on installation and wiring, the stand-alone lighting alternative is expected to return significant energy savings during the next 20 years. 
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2009-10-15

Nuclear Power Plant Goes Solar with Carmanah Off-Grid LED Outdoor Lighting

One of California's largest state utilities, Southern California Edison (SCE), is lighting up the night with solar technology at its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). To illuminate its main employee parking areas, Edison is equipping the site with solar-powered LED lights from Carmanah Technologies.
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2009-10-12

LBT Announces Triac Dimming Solution for LED Fixtures

Light-Based Technologies announced the release of their first LB4™ LED Controller application, Triac Dimming for LED Fixtures. This application capitalizes on the capabilities of LBT’s proprietary linear mixing system and the biggest need in the general Solid State Lighting (SSL) market, standard wall dimming control.
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2009-09-29

Alberta Ice Arena Retrofitted with Albeo's Solid-State LED Lighting

Albeo Technologies Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of energy efficient LED lighting systems, today announced that the Bowden Ice Arena in Alberta has retrofitted entirely with Albeo's C-Series High-Bay white-LED Solid-State Luminaire. Albeo's C-Series high-bay produces over 25,000 lumens at 79 lm/W, giving it a wall plug efficiency that surpasses fluorescent and HID high-bay lighting systems.
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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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