2017-05-26

IKEA Smart Lights Will Soon Work with Siri, Alexa and Google Home

IKEA announced that its smart lighting series Trådfri, which was launched in Europe last fall, will be compatible with Apple’s HomeKit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa by the end of this summer. With this upgrade, users can control their home lighting with voice commands. IKEA also plans to expand its product range in the coming years.
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2017-05-19

Geeni Announces Google Assistant Compatibility for Smart Surge Protector, LED Bulbs, and Other Smart Home Products

Merkury Innovations, designers of personal electronics and accessories that combine technology, aesthetics, and value, announced Google Assistant compatibility for its line of Geeni smart bulbs and smart plugs, building on its existing Amazon Alexa compatibility. Included is Geeni offering the first smart surge protector that works with Google Assistant to turn on or turn off each individual device plugged into the power strip.
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2017-05-18

LEDinside: LIGHTFAIR (LFI) Shows Developmental Trends of Lighting and LED Industries

LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2017 is held by Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). This year is LFI's 25th anniversary. LFI is currently the largest international lighting expo in the USA and attracts the most amount of visitors among international lighting expos. LFI is held once per year, and it takes turns being held in New York City, Philadelphia, and Las Vegas. LFI is the grand event of luminaire industry in the North America.
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2017-05-15

New Strategies Unveiled: LEDVANCE Ramps Up LED Lighting and Smart Lighting Offerings with Improved Price-Performance Ratio

The long-awaited sale of LEDVANCE, originally the general lighting lamps business of German lighting giant Osram, to the Chinese investment consortium, consisting of the strategic investor IDG Capital, MLS, and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center (Yiwu), was finally completed on March 3, 2017. At the LFI 2017 held in Philadelphia, LEDinside met with LEDVANCE’s CEO Jes Munk Hansen to talk about the recent deal and its strategic position in the lighting market.
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2017-05-13

Samsung at LFI 2017: Complete End-to-End LED Solutions Unveiled

At this year’s LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, Samsung Electronics has underlined its dedication to bringing innovative LED lighting solutions to the market. In particular, Jacob Tarn’s (Executive Vice President, LED Lighting Business, Samsung Electronics) presentation in front of 15 media people showed how Samsung's LED business has evolved from mere LED component business to full-blown end-to-end solutions ranging from LED packages to LED engine & Smart Lighting platform.  
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2017-05-12

Advancements in Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management Provides Foundation for Smart Lighting Innovation

Legrand, North & Central America and its Eliot Program unveil new capabilities to the industry's most powerful and easy-to-use lighting controls platform at LIGHTFAIR International 2017 in Booth #1841. The latest solutions and capabilities in the areas of hardware, software, and services for Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) provide a foundation for smart lighting innovation in areas of Human Centric Lighting (HCL), wireless control, and user experience.
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2017-05-12

Smart Cities Lighting for a Brighter Future: Tarsier Introduces New Smart LED Solutions

Legacy high-pressure sodium street lights and the equally outdated street poles that house them are among the most expensive—and often the most expensive—line item on a city’s electricity bill. New, Smart LED Solutions from Tarsier Ltd. can reduce energy costs by 63%, increase street brightness, and, most importantly, provide intelligent nodes to create a network of smart city applications.
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2017-05-12

Forest Lighting Offers Affordable LED Lighting Solutions for Commercial Smart Lighting & Industrial Lighting Fixtures

Forest lighting, the brand name belonging to Chinese lighting giant MLS, was established in 2014. Thanks to continuous marketing and public relations efforts, the brand has gradually gained popularity among North American retailers and wholesalers, and has expanded its reach to emerging markets like Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Russia. At LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2017, Jian Ni, COO of Forest Lighting in North America, shared with LEDinside the development strategies of the brand. 
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2017-05-09

Osram Develops a Smart Lighting Solution for a Historic Plaza In Treviso

Piazza Santa Maria dei Battuti in Treviso radiates in new splendour: the new LED lighting concept from Osram emphasises the cultural importance of the square and showcases the facades of the heritage building in special light. The luminaires are interconnected via wireless RF communication, enabling them to be individually managed and controlled, and supplementary functions such as environment sensors can also be integrated in the future.
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2017-05-09

Enlighted Calls Lightfair Attendees to Move Beyond Smart Lighting to the IoT

Enlighted, Inc., a major provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial buildings, is encouraging Lightfair International 2017 attendees to gain a deeper understanding of the distinct difference between smart lighting and the Internet of Things (IoT).
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2017-05-05

Casambi Smart Wireless Lighting Control Platform Showcased at Lightfair

Casambi will use this year’s LIGHTFAIR International event to demonstrate its smart wireless lighting control platform – showing how this technology will allow users with smart devices to interact effortlessly with modern lighting around them.
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2017-05-05

Let There Be a Voice for That Light: GE Illuminates Voice-Driven Experiences at Home

The industry's first Amazon Alexa-embedded lighting product - C by GE Sol - is adding to its convenience and fun as GE announces new features and opens a promotional wait-list window, giving early adopters first dibs on the product, plus an exclusive 20 percent discount. Sol combines functional illumination, a contemporary design, visual indicators for everyday tasks, sleep-based light and all the skills you'd find in an Amazon Alexa product without the need for a stand-alone Alexa-device.   
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2017-05-02

MaxLite to debut intelligent wireless lighting control system at LIGHTFAIR 2017

MaxLite will demonstrate IntelliMax™, an intelligent wireless lighting control system, at LIGHTFAIR® International 2017, May 9-11, in Philadelphia.
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2017-04-26

Osram Launches LED-based Smart Lighting Control System

Osram announced the availability of SIMPLUX™, a simple standalone wireless lighting control system designed for small- to mid-sized spaces up to 10,000 square feet and/or up to 100 nodes. For maximum design flexibility, SIMPLUX enables specifiers to choose virtually any manufacturer’s luminaire that has a 0-10V dimmable ballast or LED driver, and deliver fixture-by-fixture or full group control as needed. SIMPLUX also offers an easy upgrade path to POLARIS 3D software and the ENCELIUM® networked light management system for more sophisticated, enterprise-level control or integration to building automation systems via BACNet®. 
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2017-04-24

Alabama Power partners with Signature Homes to develop Smart Neighborhood

Alabama Power is partnering with Signature Homes, Southern Company, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and technology vendors to introduce Smart Neighborhood™ by Alabama Power.
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2017-04-20

Human Factors in LED Lighting Designs – TILS 2017

The 2017 Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) and LED Taiwan 2017 were held in Taipei, Taiwan from April 12 to 15. Under the theme “Smart Design and Innovative Applications”, the exhibitions showcased state-of-the-art lighting products that are designed to improve people’s quality of life. Here are some observations that LEDinside wants to share with our readers.
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2017-04-19

TILS 2017: When Lighting Plays Smart- VLC & Smart Lighting

The 4-day event, Taiwan International Lighting Show 2017, was held from 12th to 15th April at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre. Together with LED Taiwan, the exposition provided a platform, gathering exhibitors and buyers from each sector of the supply chain, for business dialogues, technique exchange, and product showcasing.
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2017-04-14

Taiwan Int'l Lighting Show & LED Taiwan Jointly Focus on Smart Design and Innovative Applications

Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) in 2017 has been jointly-held by Bureau of Foreign Trade (a unit of Ministry of Economic Affairs "MEA", R.O.C.), Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), and Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA). LED Taiwan in 2017 has been co-organized by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI Taiwan) and TAITRA. TILS and LED Taiwan had the joint opening ceremony at 10am on April 12th in Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1. (a. k. a TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall).
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2017-04-14

Cree Delivers Smart Building Solutions and Transforms Data into Insights with SmartCast Intelligence Platform

Cree, Inc. introduces the SmartCast Intelligence Platform™, the first intuitive lighting system to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) to deliver smart building solutions through a combination of hardware, software and services. 
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2017-04-10

HKTDC Spring Lighting Fair Welcomed About 21,000 Buyers

The ninth Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), closed yesterday. The four-day fair (6-9 April) welcomed a record of 1,340 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions, welcoming close to 21,000 buyers from 115 countries and regions, a 5.8 per cent increase over the previous year.
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2017-04-09

HK Lighting Fair 2017: Highlights and Market Trends

The hustle and bustle of Hong Kong makes this city alive, and the same energy and excitement is clearly felt at the Hong Kong Lighting Fair 2017. Here are some of the highlights and booming trends that LEDinside observed.
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2017-04-07

9th Spring Lighting Fair Opens in Hong Kong: New Zone Showcasing Smart Lighting & Solutions

The ninth Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) opened today and continues through 9 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) featuring more than 1,300 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions.
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2017-04-07

Smart Lighting: A Key Trend at HK International Lighting Fair

The 9th Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) kicked off on Thursday (April 6th) and will continue through April 9that the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) featuring more than 1,300 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions.
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2017-04-05

Lumibright Launches Magneto Track and Combo Series

Lumibright, a major supplier of smart LED lights, has introduced a new Magneto Combo Series. Delicate subtle appearance with adjustable combination option to use cellular light modules for accent as well as general lighting. The embedded installation design, slim narrow edge on an optimized structure, this intelligent lighting system brings out the unique charm of fusion illumination to blend lamps with space perfectly
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2017-03-29

Why LED Is Lighting the Way for the IoT Revolution

Even just a few short years ago, LED lighting was largely viewed as something that would be nice to have, but wasn’t exactly practical for widespread use, due in large part to the cost. Well, the so-called “LED revolution” is over, and light emitting diode lighting is the clear winner. From industrial plants and city sidewalks to home appliances and holiday decorating, LED lighting is now more common than the incandescent and fluorescent lights we all knew in the past.
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2017-03-29

ams Launches AS7225 Tunable-White Lighting Smart System Sensor

ams, a major provider of high performance sensor solutions, has announced the AS7225 tunable-white lighting smart system sensor, further broadening the solution set for sensor-integrated tunable-white lighting solutions. 
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2017-03-27

Nobel Winner Shuji Nakamura Offers Advice on How Taiwanese LED Makers Can Stay Ahead of Competition

The range of LED products continues to expand, which opens up a great deal of business opportunities especially in the solid-state lighting sector. Struggling for market share, major Chinese LED manufacturers have been cutting down prices of their goods, making it even more difficult for Taiwanese makers to compete.
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2017-03-24

HK Spring Lighting Fair to Showcase Innovative and Smart Lighting Products

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition), Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the International ICT Expo, will kick off at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in April.
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2017-03-23

Casambi Issues New Firmware Update to its Smart Lighting Platform

Casambi, a key provider of smart wireless lighting control software technologies, has issued a new firmware update to its smart lighting platform to provide integrated support for users of EnOcean switches, Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) devices and movement sensors. 
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2017-03-22

LEDVANCE and Samsung SmartThings Partnership Boosts Smart Lighting Offering for UK Consumers

A partnership between Samsung SmartThings and general lighting provider LEDVANCE sees two leading brands with a global footprint connecting to increase the interaction between lighting and other domestic activities. The result is the provision of an affordable and reliable smart home offering to UK consumers.
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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