Xicato's Intelligent LED Platform Designed to Support New Energy Efficiency Standards in California

New Title 24 lighting efficiency regulations that take effect in California today are likely to fuel demand for hardware and software solutions that Silicon Valley companies are poised to fulfill. Changes to California’s Title 24 are designed to reduce energy consumption as much as 30% in commercial and public spaces. Most of the changes rely on electronic components and software controls that are becoming more common with the adoption of LED based lighting solutions. Advances have already been made for street lighting and parking lots and further efficiency gains will be realized. But the real energy savings ahead will be the result of more stringent regulations for indoor spaces, specifically retail, hospitality and office environments, where lighting is used for a significant part of the day.
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Lutron Introduces Mobile Connectivity Solution for Wireless Dimmers and Battery-Powered Shades

Giving clients the ability to adjust their lights and window shades from a smart phone has never been easier, more reliable, or affordable. Lutron Electronics, maker of energy-saving wireless light and shade controls, today announced the Lutron Smart Bridge Pro – a wireless bridge that connects Lutron’s Caseta® Wireless dimmers, Pico® remote controls, Serena™ remote-controlled shades, and third-party devices to a new Lutron app, providing convenient home control from iOS and Android-based smart phones.
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Four Major Trends at TILS 2014

Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) 2014 was bigger than ever this year, held jointly with LED Taiwan for the first time. Organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA, TILS 2014 was held at the Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei from March 20-23. It showcased over 333 manufacturers and attracted around 16,000 visitors from around the world during the four day show. 
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LEDs have their Eyes on You at Newark Airport

More and more American cities are being installed with LED light fixtures with embedded cameras and sensors. Newark airport is the latest among the long list of areas investing in surveillance technology in combination with LEDs. The newly installed LED fixtures are connected to a wireless surveillance system to provide safety for fliers and cut down on operating costs. Around 171 LED fixtures have been installed around the airport so far.
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ree LED announces new J Series 5050C E Class LEDs offering breakthrough light output, high efficacy, and long lifetimes for directional lighting applications. (Graphic: Business Wire) DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree LED, an SGH company (Na... READ MORE

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