More Oceania Cities Convert Streetlights to LED and Adopt Smart Lighting Applications

Australia and New Zealand are increasing their investment in smart city applications with more LED streetlights conversion projects going on in different cities. (Image: Pixabay) Telensa, the UK-based smart city and street lighting specialist, announced the partnership with City of Darwin in Australia. The company will provide its PLANet intelligent street lighting system and replace about 10,000 street and public lights with wirelessly connected LEDs. These streetlights will then be controlled by the Telensa Central Management System (CMS) and hos...
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Philips Lighting to deliver ‘fans-first’ lighting for unrivalled spectator experience at new multi-purpose Perth Stadium

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, today announced the largest LED stadium lighting system of its type for Australia’s newest sporting venue, Perth Stadium. The stadium plans to use LED lighting to support its mission to become the premier, multi-purpose venue in the southern hemisphere.
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Australian Researchers Urge LED Streetlight Conversion

More and more of us are switching to LED bulbs in our homes – now a Queensland research team led by QUT scientists wants Australia’s street lights to be switched over to LEDs.
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Greater Dandenong in Australia Rolls out LED Streetlight Project

Greater Dandenong Council has cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1,974 tonne annually thanks to a new lighting project in the city. 
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Adelaide in Australia to Roll out First Smart Streetlight Pilot Project

Intelligent LED streetlights capable of automatically dimming according to the ambient lighting environment are being trialed in Adelaide, Australia, reported Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
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TDC Lights up Australia-based Library with Projection Mapping

Technical Direction Company achieved a projection mapping first inside La Trobe Reading Room of The State Library of Victoria. On the façade of the Library building itself, TDC immersed audiences in a myriad of illuminated video projections.
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NanoLumens Installs New LED Display at the Highpoint Shopping Center in Australia

When the GPT Group (www.gpt.com.au) installed its first NanoLumens (www.nanolumens.com) visualization solution at its Melbourne Central Shopping Center earlier this year, they discovered a more effective way to engage and influence shoppers’ retail behavior.  So when the time came to enhance the engagement solutions at its Highpoint Shopping Center (www.highpoint.com.au) in the Melbourne suburb of Maribyrnong, they turned to the same team at NanoLumens and Digital Place Solutions (www.digitalplacesolutions.com) to design a solution that would need to perform just as brilliantly in an environment that is basked in sunlight for up to four to six hours a day.
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Australian Researchers Find Correlation between Light Exposure and Weight Gain in Children

A world-first study by Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Sleep in Early Childhood Research Group has revealed pre-schoolers exposed to more light earlier in day tend to weigh more.
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GE Teams Up with Beacon Lighting to Expand LED Business in Australia and New Zealand

GE has partnered with Beacon Lighting to expand the reach of its LED business in Australia and New Zealand.
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Acolyte LED Lighting Sets up New Office in Australia

Acolyte LED has increased its global reach by adding David Virgona to its growing team. As the Australian National Sales & Technical Manager, David will be covering the markets of Australia and New Zealand.
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Overview of Global LED Lighting Rebates

With the rapid development of global economy, energy and environment has become one hot topic discussed by us. So far, energy and environment problem has been one of the important factors that retrained economic development. Under such circumstances, many countries have launched key lighting projects and in addition carried out RELEVANT incentives and rebates program. As the 4th generation light source, LED is characterized by energy-efficiency and eco-greenness. LED incentives and rebates programs have risen around the world. Here bellow is the introduction to LED incentives and rebates in some major countries.
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Australia’s Turtle-friendly Red Streetlight Causes Visibility Issues

New turtle-friendly red streetlight at Rifle Range and Windermere Rds roundabout has causes safety concern as the red light lowers visibility, according to a report from News Mail.
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Mexico and Australia Have Newly Released Or Updated LED Standards

Product testing and ceritifcation organization DEKRA outlines some of the recent changes in Mexico and Australia's LED standards.
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Anolis Lights Iconic Industrial Landmark in Brisbane

The heritage-listed Newstead Gas Ring is an iconic piece of Brisbane’s historical industrial architecture that is now at the hub of a major urban regeneration project, Gasworks, a plan started over two decades ago to transform the formally derelict post-industrial wasteland into a busy and vibrant contemporary living, working and commercial environment.
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TDC wraps Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge Pylons in projection for Australian Naval Spectacular

Australia was celebrating the first entry of the national Australian fleet into Sydney Harbor one hundred years ago and re-telling the story for The Royal Australian Navy's International Fleet Review. Imagination Australia was the Creative team and Producer of the event, who engaged Technical Direction Company (TDC) as their video technology partner.
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Australia to Launch a LED Bulb Connected by Wi-Fi

It is reported that an Australian venture company called LIFX plans to launch a LED bulb connected by Wi-Fi in this year. This LED bulb connected by Wi-Fi can be controlled via smart phone applications; each bulb is a computer running open source Contiki operating system. A set of bulbs forms a wireless mesh network (wireless mesh network: the core guiding principle of Mesh is to allow all nodes in the network to send and receive signals), and connects with the Wi-Fi signal from outside world. The creative inspiration of "smart" bulb comes from a conv...
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Australian Company Looks to China for Developing LED Lighting Innovation

Inventor and TAFE educator Keith Higgins has criticised the lack of support in his home country, after he had to look to China for help developing his LED lighting innovations. Higgins told the Blacktown Sun that, over five years, he received $65 million from China, as well as assistance from a team of Chinese scientists to develop his energy efficient LED lights. ‘‘Most Australian lighting is inefficient as incandescent lights produce light and heat,” he told the Sun of his lights, which have been featured on the ABC’s New Inventors p...
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Klik Systems LEDs Decorate Interactive Public Art Platform in Sydney

Lately, Klik Systems has engaged in ‘Luminous’, the world’s largest interactive light installations opening in the new Darling Quarter precinct in Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD). Klik Systems provides LED systems for the large new digital art canvas to help this new precinct become Sydney’s most loved community hub. The new Luminous at Darling Quarter will be a permanent platform solely for illuminated digital art – both animated and still. The ‘canvas’ extends over four levels of two campus-style buildin...
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Sydney to be First City in Australia for LED Replacement

Sydney kicks off replacing 6450 streetlights with LEDs over coming months, to become the first city in Australia to be lit by LED lights. It estimates to halve the amount of electricity required to keep the city lit at night, and cut Sydney's power bill by about $800,000 as well as save 2861 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year. The first stretch of new lights have now been installed outside the town hall on George Street, in time for Earth Hour, which begins at 8.30pm on March 31 night. Along with London, New York and Hong Kong, Sydney has been trial...
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Translucent’s New GaN-on-Si Wafer Template with Embedded DBR Mirrors

Translucent, Inc., has designed a proprietary GaN-on-Si wafer template with embedded DBR mirrors for low-cost LED growth application. With its new embedded silicon solution (Mirrored Si™), LEDs can now be grown directly on top of the GaN-on-Si template that includes an embedded DBR mirror, directly lattice matched to the silicon substrate. On top of this DBR mirror is a layer of proprietary patented Rare Earth Oxide (REO), which allows GaN to cap the template and does not require subsequent removal of the substrate. At present, the company i...
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RGB Spectrum in Clear View with VR Solutions

VR Solutions offers dynamic, content-rich, visual resource and media display with great back up and service VR Solutions met up with RGB Spectrum recently at the I/ITSEC 2010 Show to see the latest multiviewer, wall processing, multipoint KVM products on offer, designed for the training, simulation and visualization markets.
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Advanced LED Technology Event Announced - LED professional Symposium + Expo 2011

Luger Research e.U. announced that a new, international LED symposium and exhibition focusing on LED lighting science and technology will be held annually in Austria. “Since LED technology is developing so quickly it is essential for companies today to identify the key trends, recognize winning technologies and establish their own technology networks”, said Siegfried Luger, founder and CEO of Luger Research e.U.
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Australia Narva Kicks off Manufacturing High Performance LED Work Lamps

Australia Narva has introduced a new line of high powered LED work lamps with flood beams offering 4,500 lumen to an amazing 15,000 Lumens output.   Each lamp can produce a natural white light that is closer to daylight. A typical HID work lamp produces approximately 4,000 lumen.
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OptoDrive Appoints New Distributor in Australia and New Zealand

OptoDrive, with its LED lighting modules, continues to expand its worldwide network by appointing Glasslite Pty Ltd as its Australian and New Zealand distributor. This new appointment is a welcomed new addition to our existing network which currently successfully supplies to Europe, UK, USA and many other parts of the world. Glasslite is currently working in cooperation with another Australian company that specialises in the design and manufacture of medical examination lights –
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World’s Largest Solar-Powered Footbridge Opens in Brisbane

The world’s largest solar powered footbridge was recently opened to the public in Brisbane’s Central Business District in Australia. The bridge, which has been described as looking like knitting needles, is not only one of the longest footbridges, but also features a sophisticated LED lighting scheme that is powered by the sun and can produce a number of different lighting effects.
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LED Spectacle of Rectangular Stadium to Light up Melbourne Skyline

The roof of Melbourne’s new Rectangular Stadium would be covered with thousands of LED lights that can shine in any color and be programmed into a multitude of patterns, Tim Pallas, Major Projects Minister of Australia recently announced. The lighting scheme would put the AU$267.5 million Rectangular Stadium up there with Beijing’s water cube and the 2006 World Cup stadium Allianz Arena in Munich, Mr. Pallas said.
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Supercapacitor-optimized LED Flash Drivers to Facilitate Design

CAP-XX Limited, developer of the supercapacitor-driven BriteFlash Power Architecture, recently announced availability of supercapacitor-optimized LED flash drivers from several power management integrated circuit (PMIC) companies to facilitate design of high-power LED flash units for high-resolution camera phones and digital cameras.
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LEDs Expect to Replace Light Bulbs in 4 Years

Incandescent light bulbs could soon become a thing of the past. The Ministry of Knowledge Economy is pushing a "15-30" move aiming to replace 30%of lights in the country with more energy-efficient LEDs by the year 2015. The European Union and Australia have announced plans to ban sales of ordinary light bulbs and halogen lighting within the next four years.
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Itochu Plastics wins sole rights to market BluGlass’s GaN in Japan

Energy efficient lighting pioneer BluGlass Ltd and Itochu Plastics Inc. (CIPS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japanese trading company Itochu Corp. have signed a sales and distribution agreement. That means CIPS has won the sole rights to market BluGlass’s gallium nitride (GaN)-based LED manufacturing technology in Japan.
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LAADtech to develop New LED technology for advertisers

It’s reported that a new lightweight LED screen developed by UQ Business School's Enterprize business plan competition finalist, LAADtech, proposes to make outdoor advertising more versatile and easier to install. LAADtech, along with six other outstanding finalists, will compete for the $100,000 prize at the UQ Business School Enterprize Pitch Day on Thursday, October 16 in Brisbane.
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Introducing the world’s first LCoS light engine with adaptive LED illumination. Spotlight™ display technology delivers up to 90% illumination power savings and 10x local contrast compared to conventional LCoS. SAN MATEO, Calif., Ja... READ MORE

With the theme of "Taking LED Displays to New Heights with Macroblock Driver ICs", Macroblock showcases common cathode driver ICs for LED displays in different application scenarios at Integrated System Exhibition (ISE) 2024. Fig.1 M... READ MORE