2014-07-07

Munich Film Festival: Osram and ARRI Put the Spotlight on the Stars

Stars and starlets gathered in the Bavarian capital. The Munich Film Festival is taking place this year for the 32nd time, and once again the program contains some exceptional films packed with famous names. The award for the best international production, to the value of 50,000 euros for particular ARRI products or services, will be presented for the second time jointly by Osram and ARRI. The Munich Film Festival, the second largest film festival in Germany after Berlinale, has been welcoming the Who's Who of the film world since 1983. Last year it attracted more than 70,000 visitors to the cinema screens, and this year's program promises a similar success story because in addition to independent productions from around the world there will be some major names there. A total of thirteen movies, including ones from cinema legends Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, featuring such stars as Nicolas Cage, Scarlett Johannson and Juliette Binoche, will be competing for the  ARRI/OSRAM Award in the CineMasters category. Famous names alone are no guarantee of awards, however, as was shown last year when the highly respected jury voted for "Heli", a gripping Mexican drug gang thriller from director Amat Escalante, as the best international film. The winner of the highest accolade this year will be revealed at 7 pm on July 5 at the Gasteig center in Munich. A long tradition in the film business "We have been working closely with the film industry for many years. Our products are used not only to put actors in the right light on set but also to project films onto cinema screens. Our passion for light is as fierce as the passion film-makers have for their productions. With the ARRI/OSRAM Award we want to add a little extra charisma to outstanding performances", said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO Special Lighting at Osram. "As a traditional Munich-based company with almost 100 years of history in the film industry, ARRI has been a partner of the Munich Film Festival for many years. ARRI is a predominantly international company, so it is fitting that the first award, presented in 2008, was for the best foreign film. This year ARRI will be presenting the award together with Osram for the second time. We want the ARRI/OSRAM Award to encourage international producers to take on their next, hopefully successful project and build up a long-term relationship with us", said Franz Kraus, Managing Director of the ARRI Group.       ARRI, as a specialist in professional camera and lighting equipment and provider of film-making services, and Osram, as a lighting and projection expert, have been deeply rooted in the cinema and film industry for many years. This is borne out by the fact that Osram lamps are used in one in three cinema projectors throughout the world and that ARRI spotlights are used on every film set the whole world over. For their services to the medium of film both companies have been awarded a number of Oscars.
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2014-07-04

LBL Lighting's Interlace Suspension Light Fixture Wins "Indoor Decorative" Category at the 2014 LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards®

The new Interlace LED suspension light fixture by LBL Lighting was chosen as the “Indoor Decorative” category winner at the 2014 LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards®. Held this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center, LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.
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2014-07-03

ThinkLite Completes LED Lighting Retrofits for Tennis, Lacrosse and Soccer Facilities

Visibility is key when it comes to playing indoor sports like soccer, lacrosse and tennis; and three intrepid Massachusetts indoor sports entrepreneurs at the Bass River Tennis Club, Fore Kicks, and Home Grown Lacrosse came to the same conclusion. Improved lighting on the playing surface, delivered by ThinkLite, a Massachusetts-based lighting efficiency leader, has helped differentiate their facilities and delight their members and players.
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2014-07-02

Duke University’s Williams Field to Convert to LED Lighting

After successfully illuminating more than two dozen sports venues across North America with its revolutionary LED arena lights, Ephesus Lighting in partnership with Durham, N.C.-based Cree, Inc. and Duke University, is taking its innovative stadium lighting solution outdoors. Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium, a multi-purpose outdoor facility that serves as home of the women’s field hockey team and is also used for campus recreation and club sports, will become the first NCAA Division I outdoor college sports venue to be lit with LED lighting. The ground-breaking announcement was made Tuesday by Amy Casper, CEO of Ephesus Lighting and Mike Cragg, Deputy Director of Athletics for Operations of Duke University.
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2014-07-01

INSTEON Announces Availability of Popular Connected Home Products in Microsoft Retail Stores

INSTEON announced that its connected home devices are now available in Microsoft retail stores. Previously, INSTEON announced its all-new apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 and product availability on MicrosoftStore.com
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2014-07-01

Digital Lumens’ Smart Lighting System Supports Updated California Title 24 Energy Standards

Digital Lumens, the leader in intelligent LED lighting systems, today announced that its Intelligent LED Lighting System meets the recently updated requirements of the California Title 24 Energy Standards for indoor commercial and industrial lighting applications.
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2014-07-01

Hubbell Lighting Colombia Lighting Brand Launches New Smart LED Mobile App and Website

Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, announced today that Columbia Lighting has unveiled a new website and also now offers a free mobile app for both Apple and Android devices.
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2014-06-27

LED Roadway and Silver Spring Networks Selected for Future City Glasgow Program in Scotland, UK

LED Roadway Lighting and its partner Silver Spring Networks, Inc., today announced they have been selected by Glasgow City Council to deliver the Intelligent Street Lighting requirements for their innovative Future City Demonstrator initiative. The project will leverage LED street lighting from LED Roadway Lighting's NXT range of luminaires and Silver Spring's IPv6-based smart city networking platform to integrate LED street lights, traffic cameras, and sensors into two adaptive lighting systems in the city center and along the River Clyde's "Clyde Walkway." The adaptive lighting systems will monitor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic and dynamically dim and increase illumination accordingly, increasing energy efficiency, urban sustainability and improving citizen safety.
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2014-06-27

Acuity Brands Wins Most Innovative Product of the Year Award from LFI Innovation Awards Competition

Peerless® Open LED luminaires​ from Acuity Brands, Inc.​ have been acknowledged as the sole recipient of the annual Most Innovative Product of the Year award from the LIGHTFAIR®​​​ International 2014​ awards competition. The LFI Innovation Awards®​​, judged by an independent panel of esteemed lighting professionals, recognize the best innovations from more than 500 of the world’s leading manufacturers across the lighting industry.
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2014-06-26

HELLA to Showcase LED Lighting for Forestry Machinery at Interforst in Munich

HELLA will be showcasing innovative lighting solutions using LED technology at the Interforst, the leading International Trade Fair for Forestry and Forestry Technology in Munich July 16 to July 20, 2014. As the partner of the German Center for Forest Work and Technology, known in German as the Kuratorium für Waldarbeit und Forsttechnik e.V. (KWF), HELLA will be exhibiting its products in the Center's special display at the trade fair (Hall B6 / Stand 215). The focus here will most definitely be on the selection of worklights designed for use on forestry machinery. 
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2014-06-26

Pearl River Offers Its Vast Range of LED Lighting Solutions

Lights are among the elements which form the lifeblood for homes and businesses across the world. In this age of rapid development and businesses working around the clock there is no task which is possible without adequate lighting solutions. The lighting elements have also evolved and consumers are looking for the ones which are economical and offer the best possible lighting solutions for their needs. LED lights are one of the raging elements which have stormed the markets recently. 
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2014-06-25

Eaton’s LED Products Honored with Two LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards

Power management company Eaton today announced that the McGraw-Edison TopTier™ light-emitting diode (LED) parking garage/canopy luminaire and the Metalux SkyBar™ high bay luminaire from its Cooper Lighting Division have been named winners in the 2014 LFI Innovation Awards® at LIGHTFAIR International (LFI® ). Presented at the LFI conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 3, the competition features the industry’s most innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months.
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2014-06-25

Stouch Lighting Exterior LED Retrofit Save Kaiserman Company 78% in Energy Usage per Year

Stouch Lighting, a lighting distributor specializing in LED and energy efficient lighting, announces the completion of an exterior LED lighting retrofit project for Kaiserman Company at their Kevon Office Center located in Pennsauken, New Jersey, projected to save the company over $3,600 per year in lighting energy costs.
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2014-06-25

UPRtek Basic MK350N have been Accepted of 2013 IES Progress Report

Each year, the Progress Committee of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) solicits the lighting industry for product submissions. Accepted products are featured in the committee’s Progress Report at the IESNA annual conference and published in the IESNA’s publication, LD+A. The Progress Committee selects products that represent advancements to the art and science of lighting.
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2014-06-24

HiLumz Launches Production of Updated Diamonz Retrofit Kits in the US

HiLumz USA LLC (formerly Lumax Systems LLC), a U.S. manufacturer of LED Lighting and Retrofit Solutions announced today that production of its 2nd Generation Diamonz® Retrofit Kits has begun in the United States. Designed to retrofit commercial and industrial 100 Watt to 1,000 Watt light fixtures, HiLumz customers keep their existing fixtures and simply replace the bulb and ballast with an LED solution. Primary applications for the 40 Watt to 360 Watt LED retrofit kits include lighting of parking lots, street lights, warehouse high bay fixtures, wall packs, garage and gas station canopy lights and commercial flood lights. Virtually 95% of the high intensity light fixtures in use today are candidates for the Diamonz LED retrofit.
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2014-06-19

LED Skin Regeneration System to Astonish Healthcare Market

MCI, Co., Ltd., a  Korean company developing and supplying skincare products with its own unique and dominant LED technology, has currently developed personal skincare equipment and launched it on the market.
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2014-06-19

Liteon Presents Full Innovative Lineup for Lighting Application at Photonics Festival 2014 in Taiwan

2014 Photonics Festival in Taiwan, LITE-ON Technology is presenting a new generation lineup of LED lighting components with the theme of 「Origin of Lights, LITE-ON Inspire Innovation」. The spotlight will be at the excellent 3000lm/$ market leading high efficiency light source product.
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2014-06-18

Lighting Science Announces Formation of Blue Ribbon Scientific Advisory Board

The Board of Directors of Lighting Science® has approved the formation of a Scientific Advisory Board. It will advise the Company’s management, R&D personnel, and Board of Directors on the impact of LED technology on biology, health and well-being, as well as evaluate novel commercial applications of advancements in lighting technologies for use around the globe. The Scientific Advisory Board is chaired by the company’s Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Fred Maxik, and its members include Dr. Smith Johnston, Dr. Alan Greene, Duncan Jackson, Commander David Bacon and Dr. Raymond Wheeler, renowned experts in their respective fields.
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2014-06-18

Three More College Arenas Make the Switch to LED Lights from Ephesus Lighting

Three college sports and entertainment venues at Ohio University, Union College and the University of British Columbia have seen the future of lighting by joining the growing legion of North American higher education institutions to make the switch to illuminate their arenas with an innovative new LED lighting system from Ephesus Lighting. 
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2014-06-17

‘Don't back away from the future'

GE’s new blog post from Bruce Oreck, U.S. Ambassador to Finland about his thoughts on the renovation of the Innovation Center. Does ‘green' building translate into long-term economic and environmental benefits?
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2014-06-17

Silver Spring Networks Extends Speed-to-Value Program To Municipal Utilities For Building Smart Infrastructure

Today, at the American Public Power Association’s National Conference & Public Power Expo, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. extended its Speed-to-Value smart infrastructure program to municipal utilities. Silver Spring also announced that it is delivering its award-winning smart street light solution to help smaller municipalities leverage advanced smart city technology to lower operations and management costs, reduce energy usage, and improve the reliability of their public lighting infrastructure.
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2014-06-17

Revolution Lighting To Offer Seesmart LED Lamps Through Staples and Quill Online Stores

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. announced today that it will offer its Seesmart™ brand LED household and PAR lamps through the Staples.com and Quill.com online retail stores.
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2014-06-13

Opple Showcased Latest LED Products at GILE 2014

Opple Lighting Co., Ltd (Opple) is showcasing its newest LED products and innovative illumination ideas at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, which will be held in Guangzhou from June 9-12, 2014. In its 18th year, the event gathers the most competitive and famous illumination brands. In its booth, Opple demonstrates various effects of luminaires, including wide light beam, narrow light beam and wall light, and presents shifting of light and shadow freely controlled by Opple’s independently developed system. 
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2014-06-11

Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Business Announces Winners of the 37th Annual SOURCE Awards

Power management company Eaton today announced the winners of the 37th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition held by its Cooper Lighting Division. The winners were recognized at LIGHTFAIR® International 2014 held on June 2, in Las Vegas. Five professional awards and five student awards were presented.
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2014-06-11

A Thousand of People Gathers in Guangzhou, LEDforum2014 to Grandly Open

"LEDforum 2014 China International LED market trend Summit Forum", organized by LEDinside, Cnledw.com and Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, grandly opens at the Chinese Export Commodities Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B, Room #8 on June 11, 2014. Many distinguished guests from LED industry participated in this forum; more than one thousand people attended this forum, unprecedented. This seminar brings together global famous enterprises and professional analysts from LEDinside, the sessions at the LEDforum dissects the current situati...
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2014-06-09

Universal Display Corporation Presents Advanced OLED Display and Lighting Technologies

Universal Display Corporation, enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, announced OLED technology and material advancements, which include a novel display architecture and a new approach for color tunable phosphorescent white OLED lighting. These advances were highlighted by Universal Display scientists in three separate papers presented earlier today during the 2014 Society for Information Display (SID) International Symposium, Seminar, and Exhibition.
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2014-06-09

Everlight Presents New Lighting Products and Technology at Guangzhou Int’l Lighting Fair

“Everlight” has made its name in the greater Chinese world for decades. The 360-degree comprehensive packaging product lines and systematic customer service are the reasons why Everlight is leading competitors in the greater Chinese world. This year, Everlight developed a new series of lighting packaging products specifically to local LED illumination market demands, and is going to present its new packaging concept and meet the great diversity of demands for LED lighting products and light sources, as to match the  brand  philosophy  of  “the  Right  LED for the Right Application,” allowing visitors to be awed by the charming Everlight products.   
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2014-06-06

Desso to Showcase LED Carpets at Neocon World Trade Fair in Chicago

Desso, the global carpet, carpet tiles and sports pitches company is exhibiting at the Neocon world trade fair in Chicago (9-11 June 2014) - one of the largest commercial interiors related events in the United States.
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2014-06-04

ilumi Solutions Receives US Patent for Intelligent Wireless Lighting System

Billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban knows a bright idea when he sees one. Following an appearance on the hit ABC television show "Shark Tank", ilumi solutions landed a $350,000 investment from the Texas billionaire and today, received U.S. Patent No. 8,742,694 from the United States Patent Office for their Wireless Lighting Control System. The issued patent discloses a novel intelligent wireless lighting system which significantly simplifies and improves the everyday use of intelligent lighting. Lightfair attendees can see the market-ready patented LED lighting system at the Avnet Booth #2910.
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2014-06-04

LG Electronics Raises Industry Standard with New LED Lighting Solutions at LIGHTFAIR 2014

Led by the most energy efficient LED lighting troffers on the market today*, LG Electronics USA is expanding its LED lighting presence within the U.S. market.  LG is presenting its portfolio of energy-efficient commercial lighting solutions – from new troffers to high-bays to road and street lighting solutions – at LIGHTFAIR International 2014 (booth #7202), the lighting industry trade show that opens here today.
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

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