US University's Stadium to be Upgraded with LED Lighting from Musco Lighting

The University of Alabama’s Sewell – Thomas Stadium will soon make history as one of the first NCAA baseball fields lit with an LED light source.
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Cree's LED Lighting Brighten up Abby Wambach’s Portland Home

LED innovator, Cree, Inc. recently teamed up with soccer phenom Abby Wambach to champion the importance of determination, innovation and performance when breaking barriers to achieve your goals, kicking off with the “Light a Better Way” video this summer. Following the U.S. Women’s National Team World Cup win, Cree is taking the campaign off-field, upgrading Wambach’s Portland home with high-quality Cree® LED technology, demonstrating the impact of uncompromising performance in creating better experiences.
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Restaurant Chain Subway Includes LED Lighting to Realize Environmental Commitment

As a part of the restaurant chain's continued commitment to making its restaurants and operations more socially responsible, the SUBWAY® brand has made LED lighting standard for all new and remodeled restaurants.  This important upgrade will provide energy-efficient lighting that, in 2014 with a small percentage of stores participating, saved 21.9 million kilowatt hours – enough energy to power 1,996 households in a single year.
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LED Engin Adds New RGBW Emitters to LED Lighting Portfolio

LED Engin, Inc. announces a new world record in both flux and power density for high power, multi-color LED lighting with its latest LZP family of red, green, blue and cool white (RGBW) emitters. The 25-die, 80-watt emitters deliver 3800 lumens, the world’s highest luminous flux density from a 6.2mm x 6.2mm light emitting area on 12mm x 12mm emitter footprint. This has been achieved through an improved LZP package design that results in the industry’s lowest thermal resistance per package footprint of 0.5 °C/watt. As a result, the LZP now gives designers of entertainment and architectural lighting the freedom to create more powerful yet slimmer, very compact lamps in innovative new styles that appeal to customers. The emitter is the first of three new multi-color products in LED Engin’s development schedule announced in April. The others are the LZ7 7-color emitter and the ultra-high power LZ4 4-die RGBW, which can be driven up to 3 amps/die.
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Leviton Introduces New LED Lighting for Hazardous Area Illumination

Leviton recently announced the expansion of its portfolio of LED lighting fixtures with a new line of industrial grade fixtures designed specifically for use in general industrial and hazardous classified locations. These products are designed to provide lighting for areas where water, vibration, maintenance or temperature can negatively affect conventional lighting fixtures. The product category includes a comprehensive collection of area floodlights, linear fixtures and spotlights.
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Eaton Solutions Upgrades Los Angeles International Airport with LED Lighting

Power management company Eaton today announced it’s helping to improve optical performance and energy efficiency at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Central Terminal Area (CTA). As part of the first and second phases of the $118-million LAX Curbside Appeal and Roadway Improvement Project, Eaton played a pivotal role in revamping the exterior curbside lighting using its light-emitting diode (LED) technology with each new street lighting pole consuming 48 percent less energy than the previous 33-year-old, high-pressure sodium lights they replaced.
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Ephesus Lighting to Upgrade Bridgestone Arena with LEDs

 Ephesus Lighting, the leader in developing digital lighting solutions for sports arenas, stadiums and fields of all sizes has been selected to create an LED arena lighting solution for Bridgestone Arena, home of the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators and the host site for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game.
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Plessey's Plymouth Facility Converts to LED Lighting

Plessey is retrofitting its manufacturing facility with LED modules designed using the company's GaN-on-Silicon MaGIC LEDs. The retrofit involves replacing aging fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs in existing fixtures to use new LED light modules produced in the same facility in Plymouth, Devon, UK.
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Access Fixtures Release Environment Resistant Lighting Solutions

Access Fixtures, a leading distributor of commercial and sports lighting, has announced the release of a new line of Noribachi LED Hazardous Solutions lighting. The series includes a variety of high bay and flood light configurations, including surface mount high bay lights and linear high bay lights. Each high output LED fixture is rated to withstand hazardous conditions such as flammable gases, vapors, and dust.
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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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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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LED Lighting Announces 2014 Application Photo Contest

LED Lighting, (//www.ledlightinginc.com) leading custom illumination solution specialists, is hosting an application photo contest in search of the Job of 2014. The 2014 Application Photo Contest invites all individuals to submit photos of installations using LED Lighting Inc. products during the month of November.
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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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LED Industry Restructure Trend in Taiwan and China to Continue in 2014

Another wave of industry restructuring is expected to occur in Taiwan and China as LED lighting penetration rates continue to rise, according to Chinese-language Apple Daily report. LEDinside and Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association (PIDA) both projected the large enterprises expansion trends is well established. Second tier LED die manufacturers are an important observation index in Taiwan, while in China it is LED package manufacturers.
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LEDinside: LED Lighting Product Shipment Volume to Soar in 2014

Global LED lighting market penetration rate is quickly rising with market value expected to reach US$ 17.8 billion by 2014, according to the latest silver report by LEDinside, a subsidiary of global research institute TrendForce. Compared to 2013, the overall LED light product shipment volume will grow 68% YoY to 1.32 billion units in 2014.
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LIGHTING JAPAN 2014 newly joined by the global giants – Philips, GE and many others   The world’s leading exhibition & conference for LED/OLED lighting, LIGHTING JAPAN 2014 will take place in 2 months. This time, newly joined by global giants such as Philips, GE and many others, LIGHTING JAPAN is further strengthened as the Asian hub of the lighting industry. Attend LIGHTING JAPAN 2014, meet all the key players from the world’s LED/OLED lighting industry and make the good start of the n...
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Lighting-sculpturing NCTA along the Dong-Shang River

After six years, visitors can return to the National Center for Traditional Arts (NCTA) and wander around there at night this summer. NCTA therefore launched a special summer project called “66 nights in NCTA – ‘Along the River During the Qingming Festival’ under the starry night” (Editor’s note: “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” is a famous Chinese painting that depicts bustling streets in Bianjing, now Kaifeng, along an ancient canal in the Song Dynasty) to feast visitors. In order to enrich the beauty of nights in NCTA, the owner worked with Delta Electronic who provided its LED lighting integration program which adopts hardwire and software controlling systems and power supply design, so it is possible to protect our environment by 63% lower energy consuming while enhance the gorgeous scene.
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Lower Carbon Footprints, Better Light – Philips’ SpeedStar Takes Care of the Night in UK

There are several reasons to explain why LED rises so quickly in recent years. One of them, maybe the most important one, is that LEDs are more energy efficient. LEDs are brighter and cooler than traditional lamps; this also indicates that they consume less energy to emit the same lumen. As the producing process getting improved, the costs to produce LEDs are lower, and this fact encourage people to consider using LEDs instead. In addition, LEDs are more flexible for different situations. Designers can achieve almost everything they want. Other than advantages of energy and flexibility, brightness is another beneficial feature of LED fixtures. Now, European countries are striving to cut as many costs as possible, and the United Kingdom is not an exception. When Wigan Council was planning to start their Street Scene and Lighting project, it was necessary to find a balance between brightness and money. The manager, Keith Benson, sought help from Philips and there was a perfect solution: Philips’ product called “SpeedStar LED luminaire.”
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SONNEMAN® – A Way of Light Shines Anew with 2013 Introductions

One of the foremost brands in lighting, SONNEMAN® – A Way of Light, captivates design and luxury market audiences with stellar modernist lighting creations. And, with over 130 new introductions, the brand affirms its status as a modernist design pioneer with eye-opening and exponentially innovative products premiering for the first time in New York City.
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McDonalds in Northeast Ohio, USA to Replace Fluorescent and HID Lamps with LED Lighting

It is reported that McDonalds in Northeast Ohio intends to replace fluorescent and H.I.D. lamps with LED lighting at several restaurants. LEDs replaced the lighting both inside and outside several restaurants in the area. "We are seeing energy costs drop by over $500 per month!" said Jennifer Short, Director of Operations for nine local McDonald's restaurants. "Because of this drastic reduction, AEP and First Energy awarded our locations with certificates appreciating the decrease of our carbon footprint. Our Akron store increased to offerin...
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Philips LED technology helps shine light on bay bridge as sustainable art

Public-private partnership between Illuminate the Arts, CalTrans & artist Leo Villareal turns bridge into The Bay Lights sculpture: 4.5 miles of LED supported by solar; spurs local economy In a shining example of public-private partnership, The Bay Lights, the new LED lighting system for the Bay Bridge that was developed by Philips Color Kinetics, has been gone to live since May. Fulfilling the brainchild of Ben Davis, chairman of Illuminate the Arts (ITA) and the vision of acclaimed artist Leo Villareal, the bridge will become a one-of-a-kind lighted sculpture for the next two years. Installed with the support of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the bridge is expected to be viewed by over 50 million people and bring nearly USD$ 100 million in revenue to the local San Francisco economy. The new LED lighting system uses 85 percent less energy than traditional lighting technologies, energy that will be offset by dedicated solar panels set up in Davis, CA by CleanPath.
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The department store Quartier 206 presented its collection using innovative OSRAM lighting

The Berlin-based deluxe department store Quartier 206 teamed up with OSRAM AG to infuse its display windows with special lighting. Located on the Friedrichstrasse, one of the top addresses in Berlin, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs for short) were being used to create an impressive setting for the sophisticated fashions at the store. The light technology of the future transformed glass panels into luminous surfaces which emit a warm, very soft lighting. This permitted the creation of light installations unlike anything seen before.
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Interview with Ulrike R.Birnbaum, architectural lighting designer and founder of Continuum Studios

Ulrike Birnbaum has designed for brands including Jaguar, Landrover, Disney, British Telecom, Bodyshop, Vapiano, Christie's Auction House, Bloomberg, Seabourne, Steiner Spa and many more. Having lived in Berlin, Amsterdam, London and New York, she gained experiences as an architectural lighting designer in the world of opera, cruise ship and show lighting. Before founding CONTINUUM STUDIOS, she worked for the 'English National Opera', and later joined 'ARUP' as a senior lighting designer.She was also previously the principal architectural lighting designer for Imagination Ltd. and worked for MRD in New York. Her decision to establish a company for architectural lighting design with studios in New York ,U.S. and Munich,Germany, brought together highly skilled lighting designers with various backgrounds, such as film, opera, product design, textile & material design, electrical engineering, 3D animation, graphic design and digital art. We interviewed Ulrike Birnbaum about her personal experiences with LED light fixtures in architectural lighting design.
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2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Headquarters Incorporates Energy- and Maintenance-Saving GE LED Fixtures

The modular headquarters of the Organizing Committee for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games is the first commercial building in Brazil to adopt GE Lighting’s Lumination™ ET Series Recessed LED Troffer, an ultra-thin fixture as thin as the width of a finger that brings modern styling to traditionally uninspired commercial ceiling spaces. Approximately 3,000 Lumination ET Series Troffers offer an indoor lighting solution with lower energy consumption, longer life and lower greenhouse emissions resulting from power consumption compared...
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Goldman Sees 'Creative Destruction' in LED Lighting Industry

According to the reports from CNBC, E-cigarettes, cancer immunotherapy, LED lighting, natural gas engine technology, software defined networking and big data are among eight industry themes that Goldman Sachs analysts described as "creative destruction" in a recent report. Goldman analyst Brian Lee sees a bright future for LED lighting. LEDs have gone through several transformations, starting with the handsets in the early 2000s, moving on to TVs, and now progressing to general lighting. Lee writes that this is a multi-decade opportunity for a product that...
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Colored lighting enhancing the emotional impact of sport

Royal Philips Electronics have managed to light up Eden Park, New Zealand’s premier sports ground with energy efficient lighting. All over the world, Philips’ highly efficient lighting solutions have been turning stadia into iconic ‘theaters of dreams’ while delivering the best possible experience for people in and around the arena. Last year, Eden Park stadium underwent significant redevelopment to further enhance its big-match experience, and to cater for future stadium events and their differing requirements. Philips was asked to provide a floodlighting solution that would work for both rugby and cricket as each has different lighting needs. They was also asked by Eden Park Trust to present a high-impact way of illuminating the new south stand to enhance the stadium’s atmosphere and ambience.
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Lextar and Epistar Restart Expansion Plans Due to Rising LED Lighting Demand

The oversupply of LED die still exists; however, the demand for LED lighting fixture is expected to achieve explosive growth in next year under the great support of lighting equipment factories in the mainland China, highly anticipated next year. Taiwan-based Lextar has officially completed one-stop production line in its mainland-based plant, Epistar also restarts its expansion plan. Epistar and Lextar are expected to start new LED epitaxy production capacity in the fourth quarter of this year, and volume shipments will be conducted in the first quarter next year. 
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GE's Lumination™ LED Lighting Fixtures Continue to Lead the Indoor Lighting Evolution, From San Diego to Staffordshire

From recessed troffers to circular pendants to suspended lighting fixtures, GE's Lumination™ LED Luminaires, a product of GE ecomaginationSM, continue to push the boundaries of indoor LED lighting systems. Ultra-thin and elegant, these fashion-forward alternatives to traditional fluorescent lighting are finding their place in office, retail and institutional spaces alike. Be it a college campus, U.K. department store or center for lighting excellence itself, GE's designer LED lighting fixtures, valued for their visually striking appearance, are equall...
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Academician of CAS: LED Lighting is Bound to Replace Traditional Lighting, Technical Bottleneck Becomes Obstruction

Songhao Liu, an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the famous optics and lasers scientist professor, recently stated that LED lamps will replace incandescent bulbs soon, occupying the lighting market. He believes that the key technical constraints may hinder the development of China LED industry. LED to be Popular Compared with conventional incandescent lighting, LED has many advantages: first, it is a solid device, without filament and glass bulb, so it is not afraid of vibration and brittle. Its service life is up to fifty thousand hours. S...
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Philips lights historic inner courtyard of Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam with new LED lighting

The monumental facade and inner courtyard of Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam  is now lit by new, custom-designed LED lighting from Royal Philips Electronics. The outdoor lighting accentuates the characteristic features of the historic building. The premises where a luxury hotel locates in can be traced back to the 15th century, and in the past the building had served as Amsterdam's town hall and a monastery. Following the switch-over to Philips LED lighting for the indoor lighting inside the luxury hotel several years ago, the exterior part of The Grand is now also being illuminated by LED lighting. The purpose of lighting up the inner courtyard is to highlight the aesthetic features of this impressive building. The new LED outdoor lighting offers a seamless solution.
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Tokushima, Japan – 25 January 2023: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, is pleased to announce the additions of the NVSW719AC and NVSW219C-V2 to its industry standard ce... READ MORE

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