2017-01-10

Protecting Dark Skies from LED Lighting Impact on Humans and Wildlife

Artificial light at night is a threat to astronomical research, personal safety, and the health of both humans and wildlife. The problem is worsening with the proliferation of LED billboards and blue-rich white light LEDs as an option for street lighting. Within five years, LED technology will take over as the dominant type of outdoor lighting technology. With this in mind, scientists and lighting engineers say now is the time to implement strategies for reducing light pollution. By working together, they are identifying the best type of LED to use while suggesting actions that minimize intrusive lighting.
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2016-10-24

St. Peter's Square Radiates under New LED Light

Osram lends St. Peter's Square in Rome a new sense of radiance. Following refurbishment, modern and energy-efficient outdoor LED luminaires provide a unique lighting experience and also save energy of approximately 70%. The project concept by Direzione dei Servizi Tecnici del Governatorato dello Stato della Città del Vaticano was realised with support from Osram, the reference partner for global lighting expertise. Cooperation with Servizi Tecnici del Governatorato was also fundamental for the success of the important Sistine Chapel project, carried out in 2014. The new lighting system for the Sistine Chapel featured higher lumen-output and artwork-conserving LED lighting to protect and enhance Michelan-gelo's renowned frescoes. It also served as a benchmark with regard to artistic, historical and preservative aspects.
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2016-10-20

Apogee the LED Light Makes an Impression for Indoor Illumination

With its galactic appeal, Apogee’s design is truly out of this world. At first glance, Apogee appears simple and effortless, yet there is a sense of something hidden in the secrets of this self-contained solar system. Upon closer inspection, the lip on the orbiting hand-worked iron bands changes in depth as it wraps around the core, creating added dimension and a feel of movement from every angle.
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2016-10-17

Acuity Brands Launches Wireless Smart LED Lighting Control Platform nLight

Acuity Brands announced the nLight® AIR platform, a wireless extension of its widely deployed nLight® digital lighting control platform. As a fully wireless lighting control system with a five-tier security architecture, nLight AIR is ideal for building owners and contractors looking to seamlessly upgrade facilities to LED lighting control solutions that are designed to support compliance with state energy code requirements. nLight Air is especially suited for spaces where wiring is cost prohibitive, or for retrofits where running new wires can be difficult or complex.
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2016-10-11

Arizona Tunnel Upgrades to LED Lighting System

The Queen Creek Tunnel on US 60 east of Superior now has a LED lighting system, making it Arizona’s first tunnel to have this innovative and energy-saving technology.
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2016-10-03

Asian Development Bank Invests US $200M in LED Light Upgrade in India

A new $200 million Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan will finance installation of millions of energy-efficient lights in streets and homes and energy-efficient water pumps in farms across India, leading to energy savings of around 3,800 gigawatt-hours per year, equivalent to the annual output of two 300-megawatt coal-fired power stations. 
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2016-09-22

Sogeprom and Lucibel Develop LiFi Enabled LED Light Prototype

Sogeprom, major property developer subsidiary of Société Générale Group and Lucibel, French LED lighting specialist, present a high bandwidth LiFi light prototype, a technology for wireless communication through light with game changing advantages vs WiFi.
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2016-07-05

World Bank: LED Lighting Trend Reaches Brazil

Arianna Tozzi of The Climate Group addresses World Bank observations of LED lighting trends in Brazil. A Forum on ‘Business Modls for Energy Efficient Public Lighting’ was held in São Paulo, Brazil on June 1, 2016. The event was attended by over 250 street lighting stakeholders, including senior representation from over 30 major cities, private sector financiers, development banks and manufacturers.
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2016-06-23

Soraa LED Lights Animates Art Works in Hong Kong Hotel

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced its LED lamps were installed at the Hotel Stage in the heart of Kowloon, Hong Kong. More than just a hotel, the Hotel Stage serves as a quiet retreat amidst the energetic Yau Ma Tei neighborhood and a stage for local artists to showcase their work. Driven by this passion to showcase local art, the Hotel Stage required energy efficient lighting that could create a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere in the hotel’s exceptional communal spaces, as well as accurately render colors of the creative artwork.
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2016-06-13

Scientists Unveil New Atlas of Light Pollution

New research from scientists show 80% of the world population is subjected to some form of light pollution, especially among the developed nations, reported Scientist. Authors of the paper also found LEDs contributed significantly to nighttime light pollution, please see below the full press release.
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2016-05-24

Orion Seals US $2.4 M Retrofit Lighting Project with Global Fortune 50 Retailer

Orion Energy Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance, energy-efficient retrofit lighting platforms, announced a US $2.4 million retrofit lighting project with a global Fortune 50 retailer due to its ability to work with channel partners to deliver a brand new, custom product in less than a month. The project marks the initial phase of what is expected to be a broader opportunity for both retrofit lighting and new construction.
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2016-04-22

Greenpeace Uses LEDs to Shine Light on Chernobyl and Fukushima Radiation Levels

Greg McNevin sheds light in this Greenpeace blog entry how LEDs are illuminating invisible radiation levels in Chernobyl and Fukushima. 
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2015-12-02

LED Lit Canadian City Looks Fairer Now from Space

A photo taken by American astronaut Scott Kelly from International Space Station (ISS) shows the influence of Canadian city Calgary’s LED streetlights conversion, according to a report from Huffington Post.
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2015-10-23

Light Corporation Launches Low-Cost Under-Bin LED Light

Light Corporation, a leader in high-tech lighting products for office and industrial environments, has launched CLIQUE, the newest and most economically priced linear LED (light-emitting diode) fixture in the company’s under-bin lighting family.
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2015-10-06

Kirin's Illumicap Lets Users Interact with Light via IoT System

Kirin developed the "Illumicap," an innovative IoT plastic bottle cap with a built-in wireless communication and lighting system, in collaboration with WHITE Inc. with the goal of creating a new drinking experience for consumers.
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2013-08-07

IKEA Expands Sales Range of LED Light to Promote Lighting Development

In the boom of LED lighting, IKEA, the world's largest furniture retailer, will also expand the sales range of LED lighting product to support the promotion of efficient lighting products. Steve Howard, the Chief Sustainability Officer of IKEA Group, said that LED is a lighting revolution. With the rapid rise of household electricity bills, the global energy consumption continues to grow; the positive impact brought by a LED bulb is unprecedented. Compared with the traditional incandescent lamp, the LED lamp brings a lot of new possibilities for home de...
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2013-07-05

Panasonic Develops Thermosetting Moulded Plastics to Improve Reflectivity of LED Light

When reflective material is used for LCD backlighting, because the brightness of the LED and the temperature gradually increases, it will cause yellowing phenomenon, which will led to light reflectivity recession. Panasonic launched a kind of thermosetting molded plastic FULL BRIGHT (Model: CE6000W) for LED white reflector cup, which can increase the reflectivity of light. Currently Panasonic has begun the production of samples. This thermosetting moulded plastic is expected to be put into mass production in the second half of 2013. Under the high temperatures...
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2013-06-06

Plants Grow Faster under the LED Light

In order to make plants grow faster, the ancients pull seedlings, and the modern people apply pesticides, but Xiamen Guangpu Electronics Co., Ltd utilizes lights. On the Cross-Strait Fair for Economy and Trade (CFET) to be held on Jun 18 of this year, Xiamen Guangpu Electronics Co., Ltd will carry this self-developed LED Plant Panel Light to debut Fuzhou. As we all know, the growth and development of plant depend on photosynthesis. Photosynthesis closely relates to the light quality, while the light quality is very easy to combine and control, which is one o...
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2013-05-24

GlacialTech to Showcase Its Latest LED Lights and Drivers at the 18th Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

GlacialTech, a Taiwanese technology manufacturer, extends an invitation to all business and media partners around the world to attend their display of LED lights and drivers of its subdivisions, GlacialLight and GlacialPower, at the 18th Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (Hall 11.2, Booth #B10). The exhibition will be held at China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou from June 9-12, 2013.   Date: June 9-12, 2013 Venue: China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou GlacialTech Booth: Hall 11.2, Booth #B10 The 18th Guan...
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2013-04-12

Coney Island , LED Light Project in Parachute Jump

  At the start of summer, outgoing Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Coney Island amusement park officials will toss the switch on a makeover of the iconic Parachute Jump, which is so bright it can be seen from space. The amusement area’s main ride operator has installed and will maintain the $2 million space-age LED lighting scheme on Coney’s tallest structure. The 8,000 colored lights replaced the 450 lights in the old, Design will be programmable with funky rhythmic displays for shows and concerts. So that the tower can put on colorfu...
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2013-03-26

Highest Egg Production with Red and White LED Light

The University of Georgia has been in the forefront of evaluating alternative lighting systems.  In their study, comparisons were made among conventional incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps, cold cathode and LED bulbs in poultry houses.  It was demonstrated that dimming compact fluorescent bulbs below 5 lux resulted in a higher rate of lamp failure than operation at non-dimmed levels of light output. This loss in life span could however be reduced by limiting the extent of dimming.  All bulbs exhibited a loss of light output ranging from 25% to 50% over ...
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2012-12-25

EBU: Color Correction Costs Outweigh Savings for LED Lights

The EBU has warned that the post-production color correction costs required for video shot under LED lighting could outweigh the power savings compared with traditional tungsten lights. This is a setback for the LED movement, which thought it had cast tungsten lighting into history as a result of not just of the greatly reduced energy consumption but also other advantages, notably lower maintenance and heat production. Enthusiasm for studio LEDs With LED technology, about 80 percent of the electrical energy is converted into light, compared with 20 percent or less f...
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2012-05-09

Light+Building 2012 Report IV: Zumtobel

Austrian major lighting company Zumtobel, one of the leading companies in the European lighting industry, has been striving to make inroads into the LED lighting market over the recent years. According to LEDinside, the company’s exhibition area at Light+Building 2012 was mostly located at Hall 2. Aside from the mother company Zumtobel, subsidiary companies TRIDONIC (control system and power module) and LEDON (light source) also exhibited at Hall 2. Zumtobel is a high-end product maker and cooperates with many world-class lighting designers. Unl...
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2012-05-08

Light+Building 2012 Report III: OSRAM AG

Germany major company Osram AG, the forerunner in the European lighting industry, has a subsidiary company OSRAM OS which is dedicated to producing LED light source and chip. According to LEDinside, the company’s main exhibition area was located at Hall 2 at Light+Building 2012 with a few booths at other halls. The main area was divided into two sections – innovative technologies and lighting applications.   Outdoors Lighting Products In regard to outdoors lighting, the company released Bergmeister luminaries, whose reflecting des...
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2012-04-27

Light+Building 2012 Report II: Philips Lighting

Philips Lighting is the current leader of the global lighting industry, a forerunner in traditional lighting, LED lighting, special lighting and lighting fixture areas. The company exhibited at Forum 0. From its booth it was very easy to tell how much marketing budget Philips invested in it. Philips’ sector was divided into assorted booths, including interior lighting, office lighting, outdoors lighting, industrial lighting, food lighting and LED light bulb. LEDinside conducted an interview with Philips Lumileds regarding its LED light source, LED component...
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2011-12-13

TILS 2012, Yares Technology Co. Ltd

Following the global green and safety energy trend, we research and develop the application of LED lighting. We not only developed lighting products for family life, also developed entertainment photography lighting and vehicles lighting.   Change the photography lighting to “SMALL-LIGHT-SAVE ENERGY” is our aim.when in indoor photography use utility power, when night photograpy at countryside can use vehicle battery, all consumption power only 25W but have 2560~4800 luminance intensity. Features: .1. suitable for indoor small Photograph...
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2011-09-20

White LED Light More Dangerous Than Orange-yellow

A new study has found that exposure to white LED bulbs suppresses our brain's production of melatonin that is responsible, among other things, for the regulation of our biological clock, more than exposure to the bulbs emitting orange-yellow light. In this study, conducted by astronomers, physicists and biologists from ISTIL- Light Pollution Science and Technology Institute in Italy, the National Geophysical Data Centre in Boulder, Colorado, and the University of Haifa, researchers for the first time examined the differences in melatonin suppression in a variou...
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2011-06-21

University of Miami Professor Assists to Design a Smaller, Flexible LED

It’s reported that Jizhou Song, professor from the College of Engineering in University of Miami, has helped to utilize an array of LEDs 100 times smaller than conventional LEDs to develop a smaller, flexible LED light. The new LED light has flexibility, maintains lower temperature and has an increased life-span over existing LEDs. Under the research, the scientists focused on improving certain features of LED lights, like size, flexibility and temperature. And Song mainly participated in analyzing the thermal management and establishing an analytical ...
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2010-12-23

Fujian province planed to develop the public LED light with Taiwan LED companies

It’s said that China's Fujian provincial government planed to invest CNY20-30 billion (US$3.01-4.51 billion) to develop the public LED lighting market over the next five years, and jointly set up a publicly traded company with Taiwan-based LED companies. Fujian provincial government expected to install 300,000 LED street lamps in 2011, 600,000 in 2012 and up to 1-2 million in 2013. It’s estimated that the total LED street lamp market would reach 5-6 million units in Fujian.
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2010-12-15

GlacialLight Releases an All-New Product: The Pollux Series, an LED Panel Light

Extending the uses of their technology into yet another application, GlacialLight, a sub-division of the experienced technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc., announces a totally brand-new product, an LED panel light series named Pollux. Designed to be both fashionable and functional, the very first Pollux series LED panel lights are ideal for replacing traditional tube lights or grid lights.
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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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