2015-07-30

Soraa Relits Prestigious London-based Gieves & Hawkes Flagship Store

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, has announced that 245 of its LED lamps have been installed in Gieves & Hawkes’s elegant Savile Row flagship store in London. Founded in 1771, Gieves & Hawkes has always incorporated luxury with function. The well-respected tailor is known for outfitting the United Kingdom’s armed services and the British Royal Family as well as designing stylish yet classic suits for men. The retailer’s approach to lighting design was no different—while the lamps needed to be energy efficient and functional, they also needed to be luxurious and refined. Gieves & Hawkes wanted to reduce energy costs associated with lighting, improve efficiency and highlight their bespoke craftsmanship. Soraa’s simply perfect lighting solutions were the best products to meet Gieves & Hawkes’s needs.
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2015-07-29

Traxon Lights up Australia's Largest Cricket Ground with Media Tube Series

As the world’s largest cricket ground by capacity and the largest sports stadium in the southern hemisphere, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is home to the Melbourne Cricket Club and many sporting, music and cultural events since 1854.  With the goal to improve and personalize customer experience at MCG, customized exterior dynamic lighting has been integrated as part of the “Smart Stadium” upgrade.
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2015-07-28

A Case Study of VLED installation at Chedraui grocery stores by Bridgelux

Background Chedraui is one of the top supermarket chains in México, with additional stores in the United States, employing over 35,000 people. They operate over 217 locations, 150 of which are over 7,000 square meters. Project Chedraui wanted to reduce their building maintenance costs and save energy while improving in-store light quality. Specifically, increase the color rendering index (CRI) so products would appear more attractive to shoppers and result in increased sales.
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2015-07-28

Plessey CSP LED Portfolio for Wearable Devices Applications to be Launched in Fall 2015

Plessey announced today that its dotLED range, designed specifically for wearable applications, has been expanded with a wider selection of colours, including red, green and blue. The extremely small LED die have a footprint of only 0.2mm x 0.2mm, which makes them a perfect fit for low profile electronic wearable applications.
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2015-07-28

Luminis’ Turtle-Friendly Lighting Solutions in Port Canaveral’s Ship Terminal

The Cruise’s popularity as a vacation option is ever-increasing.  The trend has led to bigger and better ships, regularly reaching mammoth proportions to ferry eager tourists to paradise and back.   Bigger ships mean bigger ports, like Florida’s two-story, 187,500 square foot Canaveral Cruise Terminal 1. Opened to the public in December of 2014, the terminal on the south side of the harbor is able to process ships of 6,000 passengers or more, while offering retail, dining and entertainment establishments.
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2015-07-27

Philips' Connected LED Lighting Illuminates Ghana's National Theatre in Accra

On the occasion of Philips’ sixth consecutive Cape Town to Cairo roadshow, Philips today unveiled the newly illuminated National Theatre of Ghana. Philips, the global leader in lighting, has provided the theatre with a stunning makeover, using its latest connected LED technology to boost the beautification of the city of Accra, while also cutting energy consumption by up to 80%, as compared to the existing conventional lighting. The new lighting system is installed throughout the entire façade of the National Theatre, enhancing its distinctive architectural structure and contributing to the building’s energy saving performance.
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2015-07-27

Cree Upgrades Elementary Lighting to Energy Saving Campus

At Sandy Grove Middle School in Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, students not only get an education in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math subjects at this STEM school. They also attend classes in their very own environmental laboratory and learn first-hand the benefits of a new concept in sustainability for educational institutions — a net-positive school building that produces more energy than it consumes. The school even has a working energy dashboard that tracks the performance of the facility’s green elements, enabling teachers to use the building itself as a teaching tool.
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2015-07-23

Immersive LED Lights Enliven Rolling Stones Concert

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, is giving music fans the chance to relive famous concerts and feel like they are there in person. The world premiere of Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live, an iconic live concert film by The Rolling Stones, was screened on July 15 at Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group’s KINOWELT Ruhr Park cinema in Bochum, Germany. Philips LightVibes creates a truly immersive experience for the audience by adding subtle, meaningful lighting effects during the film that will enhance the concert. 
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2015-07-22

Standard Chartered Saves Energy Costs with Smart Building and Lighting Platform

To help fulfill its social brand promise of sustainability and efficiency, Standard Chartered chose CommScope’s Redwood® building intelligence platform to achieve significant energy savings, improve workplace experience and capture advanced occupancy data within two new office buildings in Asia.
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2015-07-21

GPS-Based Lighting Cuts California's City Energy Bill

As part of its commitment to reduce energy consumption, the City of Oceanside recently installed more than 7,700 GE LED roadway fixtures equipped with a GPS-enabled controls system.
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2015-07-21

National Geographic Channel Uses LED Video Screen To Create Futuristic Environments

FLEXCurtain LED video screen finds a new application on “Brain Games” commercial   Working with production company Variable and design studio Meptik, the industry-leading lightweight, flexible PixelFLEX FLEXCurtain was selected for an application beyond traditional video use in a commercial for the National Geographic Channel. Featured as a futuristic, movable environment, eight panels of the PixelFLEX 100mm FLEXCurtain LED video screen were used to create a textured environment promoting the hit show “Brain Games.”
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2015-07-20

Spark Optoelectronics Wins Shenzhen Metro Line 7 Lighting Project

Recently, Spark Optoelectronics won the bidding of project of comprehensive LED lighting products for the third phase of Shenzhen metro line 7 depends on excellent R&D technological advantage and 15 years’ rich experience in LED lighting solution, which marks the establishment of comprehensive strategic partnership between Spark Optoelectronics and Shenzhen metro.  
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2015-07-20

Avolites Provides Complex LED Backdrop for Years and Years

British electronica trio Years and Years are touring summer festivals and venues with an ingenious bespoke LED strip screen mapped by an Avolites Ai Infinity EX8 server.
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2015-07-16

Using Lighting to Top the Technicals for Madame Zingara

Madame Zingara’s unique South African travelling theatrical experience is reinventing itself in bigger, better and more opulent surroundings than ever before. The installation of the custom built, triple story speigelpaleis, known as the Queen of Flanders” on Cape Town’s Grand Parade offers the creative energies of the Madame Zingara team even more scope to dazzle and astound their audiences.“The Celebration” is the culmination of 15 years of the dinner cirque’s fantastical journey and looks set to live up to every bit of hype around it.
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2015-07-15

Grammy and Academy Awards Illuminated with Philips Vari-Lite

When working in the world of live television production, the lighting rig stands at the forefront called upon to provide a wide variety of creative looks. Nowhere is this more important than on two of television’s most-watched events, the Grammy and Academy Awards, where both productions showcase a number of artists with individual lighting needs. As a veteran of both productions, lighting director and programmer Andy O’Reilly knows exactly what it takes to bring all these performances to life, and this year, he and his team got to do so with the assistance of VL4000 Spot luminaires from Philips Vari-Lite.
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2015-07-15

GLP Impression Lights Stars on Eurovision’s Big Stage

Some 140 GLP impression X4 series fixtures were out in force at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest (ESC 2015) which took place at the 16,000 capacity Wiener Stadthalle in Austria.
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2015-07-13

Lumenpulse Lights Olympic Rings in World Premiere

Company’s LED luminaires chosen by the Canadian Olympic Committee to illuminate the iconic symbol at Montreal’s newly inaugurated Canadian Olympic House. The installation is the only authorised display of the Olympic rings outside of Athens.
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2015-07-09

Philips Shines Light on Opening of The Edge in Amsterdam

The Edge in Amsterdam is a highly sustainable¹ building featuring a high level of intelligence thanks to the innovations and technologies it incorporates. It is the first office building in the world to be equipped with Philips’ innovative connected lighting system for offices based on ‘Power-over-Ethernet’ technology. The connected lighting system receives both power and data over a single Ethernet connection and is able to provide facility managers with an integrated view of a building’s occupancy patterns and energy usage. This enables more informed decision making with unprecedented levels of energy and operational efficiency.
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2015-07-08

Kaohsiung City Government Employs Yuehsin's Regulus Smart Lights

Yuehsin Electronics' Regulus line of smart luminaires has now been employed by the Kaohsiung city government. In the process of combining and streamlining the administrations of Taiwan's second largest city Kaohsiung and its surrounding county into one modern city government, new conference rooms are now enlightened by flat panel lights, spot lights and wall washers from Yuehsin Electronics' Regulus line of smart luminaires.
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2015-07-06

Indian Architect 3D Prints Lighting Portrait

Indian architect Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi recently completed a lighting portrait of his two-year old daughter using 3D printing technology, according to a 3D Print.com report.
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2015-07-06

Historic Victoria and Albert Museum Retains Traditional Warm Glow with LED Upgrade

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London recently asked DHA Designs of London to revisit their lighting installation for the museum's Grand Entrance. The space was last upgraded in 2003, using a mixture of halogen, metal halide and fluorescent sources.
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2015-07-03

Lighting Designer Helen Diemer on Career in Lighting

Helen Diemer, President of The Lighting Practice in Philadelphia, PA, started her career as an electrical engineer, but was quickly drawn to lighting design. After graduating from Penn State University as an architectural engineer, she joined the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and International Association of Lighting Designers(IALD) and blazed her career path in lighting design. She joined The Lighting Practice in 1994; five years after Al Borden founded the firm.
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2015-07-03

Statue of Liberty Seen In A New Light

The Statue of Liberty, an icon of freedom for nearly 130 years, now shines like never before thanks to Musco Lighting. Working with the National Park Service, Musco developed a custom-designed LED lighting solution for the Statue of Liberty. The lighting system uses precise optics to highlight all the aesthetic details of the monument while reducing the amount of light projected into the night sky.
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2015-07-02

Special LED Upgrade for New Central Library in Swiss University

Students and staff at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) are now using a new library at the Sulzer site in Winterthur. The former Sulzer Hall 87 has been turned into a modern media centre. Special luminaires equipped with LEDs provide excellent lighting conditions over large areas of the library.
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2015-07-01

Philips Shines Lights on Three Historic Italian Towns

Philips the global leader in lighting has installed its Philips CityTouch remote street lighting management system across three historic towns in Italy to streamline monitoring and control of 7000 Philips LED connected street lights and enable energy savings of up to 80%.
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2015-06-30

Italy Porsche Showroom Receives LED Makeover

Porsche Italy’s premier showroom, located in Padua, recently installed innovative lighting products featuring industry-leading Cree XLamp® CXA and XT-E LEDs to illuminate its large showcase area, highlighting its latest Boxster®, Cayman®, Panamera® and Cayenne® models.
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2015-06-26

Filmmaker Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Transform Chicago Rail into Interactive Lighting Art

Filmmaker Jack C. Newell and design consultant Seth Unger have launched a Kickstarter campaign to transform the dingy elevated train tracks (L) in Chicago’s loop to a piece of interactive light art.
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2015-06-25

Sliding Down a LED Wormhole

An innocuous looking water slide in Bad 1 pool on the German coast of Bremerhaven offers riders a trippy experience resembling interstellar travel, reported Gizmodo recently.
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2015-06-25

Philips Lighting at USCM 2015 in San Francisco

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee rolled out the red carpet over the weekend for the 83rd Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM).
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2015-06-23

LED Skydivers Dance in Sync to Beats in the Sky

How do you make skydiving even more thriling? Do it at night, toss in some wingsuits equipped with LED lights and do it all choreographed to the beats of drum and bass duo Camo & Krooked. The result? A project entitled "GRAVITAS."
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