2013-02-05

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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2013-01-08

Light Planet Target Outdated Fluorescents with New Technology Partnership

LED specialist Light Planet has announced a deal that will see them become the sole UK distributor for a multi-functional range of LED fittings manufactured by Lumi-Harvest Industries (LUMIX)   Building on 20 years experience of manufacturing and selling conventional lighting, Lumix has developed a reputation for producing quality LED replacements for the inefficient and unpopular fluorescent fixtures that are common in many commercial buildings.   Priced to be competitive with standard light fittings, the Lumix range offers end users and contractors a ...
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2012-12-06

Our Fascination with Fluorescents and the end of the Affair?

Earlier this week, news emerged from the US that researchers have developed a new type of lighting that could replace fluorescent bulbs. The new source is reportedly more efficient, produces a better quality of light and is flicker free. Whilst the concept of light from polymers is certainly intriguing, I was somewhat taken aback by the attention the story received. After all, we already have viable alternatives for the fluorescent tube that does all of the above. So why are we under the impression that we don’t? To understand the context we need to look back. The UK ...
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2012-10-24

2200K chipset marks a golden opportunity for LED market

The world's largest LED chipset supplier has announced the launch of a 2200K colour chipset to meet the market demand for a warmer, golden light that can match the output of an incandescent lamp.   The 2200K XTE high power LED chip is the result of a co-development between CREE, the market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, and high power LED light manufacturer, Aeon Lighting Technology (ALT).   The 2200K chipset has tackled one of the greatest challenges of LED design by achieving the preferred warm coloration, consistent with that ...
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2012-10-23

Light Planet's LED retrofit achieves significant savings for Brighton hospital

•       £21,000 cost savings •       Energy consumption reduced by 68% •       Maintenance programme reduced by over a third Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust expect to achieve savings in the region of £21,000 after retrofitting LED lighting in several areas of the building, and payback in some areas is projected to take less than 2 years. The retrofit programme, delivered by advanced LED specialists Light Planet, has also reduced energ...
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2012-10-10

Light Planet showcase the benefits of LED technology at Healthcare Estates 2012

Building on increasing demand from the healthcare sector, Light Planet is showcasing the benefits of advanced LED technology at the Healthcare Estates exhibition and conference in Manchester.   Held over the 9 and 10 of October, Healthcare Estates is the complete event for specifiers and high-level decision-makers from across the sector that focuses on the design, build, maintenance and management of healthcare estates and facilities.   With the healthcare sector facing a challenging combination of ambitious carbon reduction commitments and increasingly restricted...
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2012-09-21

Does confusion around LG7 risk leaving lighting design in the dark?

Industry standards are an important factor in ensuring quality lighting design for the commercial sector, but specifying fixtures simply because they meet requirements means more advanced solutions may be overlooked.   LEDs are an extremely attractive addition to any portfolio, but in some cases lack of understanding around product availability or experience of LED performance characteristics and capabilities is holding specifiers back.   Much of this confusion arises from the requirements laid out in ‘Lighting Guide 7: Office Lighting’. LG7 is an impo...
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2012-09-07

Light Planet announced as Electrical Industry Awards finalists

LED specialist Light Planet is proud to announce its selection as a finalist in the Energy Efficiency Initiative of the Year category in The Electrical Industry Awards 2012.   The Electrical Industry Awards recognises the achievements of those working in the UK’s diverse electrical sector and celebrates all that is best in the industry. The Energy Efficiency Initiative of the Year category rewards the introduction or application of a new process, system or product that has brought about significant to energy savings. The selection is based on the comp...
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2012-08-23

Light Planet gives LED industry the real (green) deal

From lighting up the Olympic opening ceremony to decorating Tower Bridge (and saving 40% on its energy bills in the process), LEDs have certainly made their mark this summer. Now LED specialists Light Planet are raising the bar even further and have developed a new finance initiative to support the implementation of energy efficient lighting technology by businesses and organisations. Having successfully raised £5 million of venture capital to fund the pay-as-you-save scheme, Light Planet is offering businesses LED lighting solutions worth up to £50,000, giv...
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2012-08-20

Light Planet launches new destination site for the solid state lighting industry

A new information resource centre for solid state lighting in the UK has been launched today as part of an ambitious move to accelerate the widespread adoption of LED technology.   LightPlanet.co.uk will be the premier online destination for LED product data and procurement. The site has been created by advanced lighting solution specialists OCG Lighting, who have rebranded as Light Planet to reflect the broadened scope of their offering.   Light Planet will bring together leading suppliers of LED technology and allow them to share product information, ex...
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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