2024-01-31

Can intracanopy/intercanopy LED grow lights be used to increase greenhouse vegetable crop yields?

A U.S. greenhouse grower in the Midwest was able to increase its yields of ‘Macxize’ tomatoes-on-the-vine crops by 17 percent by combining intracanopy LED lighting with high pressure sodium top lighting. Photos courtesy of Hort Americas By David Kuack Hort Americas is partnering with a U.S. greenhouse vegetable grower to determine if intracanopy/intercanopy LED lighting can improve tomato yields with the potential to increase revenue. A critical factor in growing greenhouse vegetables is ensuring the crops are produced in an environment that not only...
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2024-01-26

Signify's fourth quarter and full-year results 2023

Full year 2023 [1] Signify's installed base of connected light points increased from 114 million at YE 22 to 124 million at YE 23 On track for three Brighter Lives, Better World 2025 sustainability program commitments Sales of EUR 6,704 million; nominal sales decline of -10.8% and CSG of -8.3% LED-based sales represented 85% of total sales (FY 22: 83%) Adj. EBITA margin of 10.0% (FY 22: 10.1%) Net income of EUR 215 million (FY 22: EUR 532 million incl. one-time effects of EUR 184 million) Free cash flow of EUR 58...
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2024-01-24

Philips Hue offers more flexibility to design lighting experiences

Create a sophisticated look with the Philips Hue Dymera wall light that offers individually controllable up and down light in white and color, both indoors and outdoors Bring a subtle look to any room with the Philips Hue pendant cord, made from 55% bio-circular material [1], for the popular Filament bulbs Get more flexibility to create your personal light experience with new connectors for Philips Hue Perifo track lighting Enhance your home security with the Philips Hue Secure starter kit, Philips Hue Secure floodlight camera, and additional app features ...
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2024-01-24

Nichia Launches a New Chip-scale LED that Creates a Lighting Environment Filled with Soft Light

Tokushima, Japan – 24 January 2024: Nichia, the world's largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LED, has commercialized a chip-scale LED (Part No. NFSWL11A-D6) that achieves a horizontal light distribution. Conventional LEDs are well known as directionally efficient light sources and are therefore often used in a variety of lighting fixtures by controlling the light with secondary optics. However, due to their strong frontal light, there is a tendency for the emitting surface of the lighting fixture to be grainy. Th...
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2024-01-18

Award Winning XLamp® XP-G4 Incorporates Latest High-Power LED Advancements

According to analysts at Fortune Business Insights, the global LED lighting market is currently experiencing double digit year-on-year growth – with a 19.2% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) projected to continue between now and the end of the decade. This equates to it having an annual worth close to $300 billion by the end of that period. To get a share of the lucrative opportunity that this represents, LED manufacturers need to develop products that are capable of pushing the performance envelope and offering clear differentiation to end users. Figure 1: Lumin...
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2024-01-09

Endless Buying Spree: A Recap of Acquisitions and Mergers throughout the Lighting Industry in 2023

The survival and growth of businesses bear striking similarities to the growth patterns of cells, both evolving continuously in the process of adapting to environmental changes. Mergers and acquisitions between companies share commonalities with cell fusion, aiming to achieve broader integration for better survival and development. In the growth trajectory of most large enterprises, mergers and acquisitions are indispensable components. What new trends have emerged in mergers and acquisitions within the lighting industry since 2023? This article will take a closer look at the acquisit...
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2024-01-09

LATESTA delaide Oval unveils $5m new LED tower lighting system

This advancement makes it the first major stadium in Australia to have tower lights with both high-quality white sports lighting and advanced full-color ‘light show’ capabilities. Adelaide Oval has recently completed a significant lighting upgrade, investing $5 million in a new LED tower lighting system. This advancement makes it the first major stadium in Australia to have tower lights with both high-quality white sports lighting and advanced full-color ‘light show’ capabilities. The innovative LED system replaces the older high intensity dis...
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2023-12-29

ADELAIDE OVAL UNVEILS MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR LED TOWER LIGHTING UPGRADE

Adelaide Oval has today unveiled a new $5 million LED upgrade to its tower lighting system, making it the only major stadium in Australia with tower lights equipped with both immaculate white sports lighting and full colour ‘light show’ capabilities. The LED system replaces high intensity discharge (HID) lighting that was last updated in 2014 as part of the Adelaide Oval redevelopment. LED allows for two things - instant switch on and off of a focused, consistent lighting level across the field of play, as well as new capabilities including colour, flash a...
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2023-12-28

J Series® JB3030C E & F Class White LEDs

Introducing our cutting-edge J Series® JB3030C E & F Class White LEDs, featuring industry-leading LED efficiency up to 242 LPW or 3.33 PPF/W typical. Sharing the same high-reliability package, the two performance options of E & F Class allow luminaire manufacturers to boost performance for high efficacy lighting in outdoor areas, indoor harsh environments and horticulture applications. J Series JB3030C LEDs are an easy design choice: footprint compatible with 301B/H, available LM-80 data, and a full range of color temperatures (2700-6500K...
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2023-12-27

5% Dip Predicted in 2023 Revenues for Top 10 Lighting Giants, Demand Recovery Expected by 2Q24, Says TrendForce

Dec. 27, 2023 ---- TrendForce’s lighting market research indicates a noticeable improvement in inventory depletion for lighting companies compared to the first half of 2023. Growth has been seen in outdoor lighting orders and renovation projects. However, demand remains subdued across most retail, indoor lighting, and specialized lighting sectors. The gloomy global economy this year has also led to a consolidation phase in the lighting market, resulting in stable overall demand. Consequently, TrendForce anticipates a slight YoY decrease of about 5% in the revenues of the wor...
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2023-12-26

Seoul Semiconductor Presents New Proposal for SunLike-Enabled Future Smart Farm

SEOUL, South Korea-Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ:046890), a global optical semiconductor company, announced on December 18 that it has verified through an experiment that natural spectrum lighting can promote stable growth and increase the content of effective nutrients in plants as daylighting does for plants grown in nature. Seoul Semiconductor used both regular white LED lights and SunLike natural spectrum LED lights to grow lettuce, a vegetable commonly used as a food ingredient. The use of SunLike LED lighting resulted in an increase in lettu...
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2023-12-26

Far-red: The great pretender that can help your crops

Fluence notes that “FR” can trick fruits and vegetables into thinking they are in the shade and thus encourage them to stretch toward sunlight. These harvested peppers look good all bunched together, but you wouldn’t want to grow them that close to each other. Far-red light can help keep them apart, according to horticultural lighting specialists at Fluence. There’s an impostor creeping around in horticultural lighting circles. And according to Fluence Bioengineering, this shadowy pretender is a force for good that could lead to greater yields and qu...
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2023-12-26

New IKEA JETSTRÖM smart LED ceiling light panel launches

The IKEA JETSTRÖM LED ceiling light panel is now on sale in various EU countries. The smart light is available in two sizes, producing a white light which can be adjusted for color temperature and brightness. Control options include a remote, the IKEA app and voice commands. IKEA has unveiled JETSTRÖM, a smart LED ceiling light panel, now available in some EU countries. The product comes in two sizes: 60 x 60 cm (~23.6 x 23.6-in) and 100 x 40 cm (~39.4x 15.7-in). You can adjust the color temperature of white light between the more red ...
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2023-12-22

Navigating The Waters: Boating Adventures With LED Lights

Welcome aboard, young adventurers! Get ready to embark on an exciting journey as we explore the world of boating and the wonders of LED lights. Navigating the Waters: Boating Adventures with LED Lights is your ticket to an illuminating experience on the high seas. Imagine drifting through calm waters as the subtle glow of vibrant LED lights transforms your boat into a magical oasis. Whether you’re sailing at dusk or cruising under the starry night sky, these lights will not only enhance the aesthetics but also maximize safety on your boating adventures. Prep...
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2023-12-21

'It's lit': Arch lights return with state-of-the-art system after a month of going dark

The system is expected to be brighter, reduce overall energy and flare for birds. Author: Diamond Palmer Published: 7:36 PM CST December 19, 2023 Updated: 7:50 PM CST December 19, 2023 ST. LOUIS — After a month of being dark, the St. Louis Gateway Arch is lit up with a brand new, state-of-the-art LED lighting system. The system is expected to be brighter, reduce overall energy and flare for birds. Michael OKeefe with Technical Productions Inc. said he is the brains behind the new light upgrades. He worked with the Gateway Fo...
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2023-12-18

Optronics Introduces Industry's First Temperature-Sensitive Heated LED Lighting Family with Full Lifetime Warranty

The TLL75 Series LED flood beam work light and STL13 Series 4-inch round LED stop, turn, tail light heat up quickly to melt ice and snow from their lenses and housings. <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NpuVU0v_0Uw?si=4qfPsO9VdKT5J8CN" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe> Highly efficient and microprocessor-controlled, Optronics' new heated LED lamps automatically...
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2023-12-04

Signify announces new customer-centric organization and structural cost reductions

New operating model includes four verticalized businesses to enhance customer-centricity and speed of execution Structural measures to reduce non-manufacturing costs, generating expected annualized savings in excess of €200m Changes to be implemented through 2024 Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, announces it is adapting its organization to enhance customer-centricity, speed of execution and reduce its structural costs. “After the major transformation we achieved through the past decade, we a...
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2023-12-01

PROLIGHTS Astra Hybrid330: The New LED Hybrid Moving Head

PROLIGHTS Astra Hybrid330: the new LED hybrid moving head (PROLIGHTS) PROLIGHTS is pleased to present Astra Hybrid330, during LDI 2023 - a hybrid moving head with an LED source designed for everyday use. Compact, powerful, and silent, it can be used in any application, such as live, corporate, theater, or television events, creating a standard device for any event or project with a single luminaire. Astra Hybrid330 is equipped with a 330W LED source, combined with a large 140mm optical group and a zoom ranging from 3,5° to 52&de...
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2023-11-29

Camping equipment multifunctional lightweight outdoor waterproof USB charging latest style minimalist design led camping light

Mountains, rivers, lakes, and seas, human fireworks, and new camping concepts Imagine, at the seaside of mountains, rivers, and lakes, night falls, stars dot the campsite, and a soft light slowly lights up. This not only illuminates people's world, but also brings a different atmosphere. This is exactly the new camping concept we are going to introduce to them today – LED camping lights that combine functionality and appearance. This camping light not only has a high appearance design, but also shines brightly in terms of functionality. Its biggest highlight lies in the...
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2023-11-28

Acuity Brands to Acquire Horticultural Brand From Current

Deal between rivals enhances Acuity's portfolio. Current exits horticultural lighting sector. Acuity Brands, North America's largest lighting company, has agreed to acquire the Arize® family of horticulture lighting products from rival Current Lighting Solutions, a $1 billion competitor in commercial lighting. This acquisition, coupled with a distribution agreement with Hort Americas, LLC, marks a substantial expansion in Acuity Brands' product offerings in the controlled environment agriculture market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In 202...
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2023-11-28

Green Rebates to Give Away More Than $100,000 in Cash and Horticulture Prizes at MJBizCon

The Green Rebates team will hit the expo floor at the largest cannabis conference in the world to give away thousands in cultivation equipment and cash BELLEVUE, Washington (Nov. 16, 2023)—Green Rebates, the only rebate and incentive management company primarily serving the horticulture industry, announced today it will give away more than $100,000 in cash and prizes to attendees at MJBizCon, the world’s largest cannabis conference and expo, taking place Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 in Las Vegas. Conference attendees must acquire an “Emerald Ticket,&rdqu...
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2023-11-21

Green Rebates to Give Away More Than $100,000 in Cash and Horticulture Prizes at MJBizCon

The Green Rebates team will hit the expo floor at the largest cannabis conference in the world to give away thousands in cultivation equipment and cash BELLEVUE, Washington (Nov. 16, 2023)—Green Rebates, the only rebate and incentive management company primarily serving the horticulture industry, announced today it will give away more than $100,000 in cash and prizes to attendees at MJBizCon, the world’s largest cannabis conference and expo, taking place Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 in Las Vegas. Conference attendees must acquire an “Emerald Ticket,&rdq...
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2023-11-20

Nichia expands the LED portfolio with 1800K emission color, a true LED alternative to HPS

Tokushima, Japan – 20 November 2023: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the addition of the mid-power 757 Series (Part Number: NF2W757H-V2F1, NF2W757GR-V4) to the portfolio of HPS color LEDs developed as a true LED alternative to high-pressure sodium lamps (“HPS”). HPS color LEDs maintain the nostalgic atmosphere of the landscape with the same emission color of 1800K as HPS while enjoying the many advantages of LEDs, including greatly improved ...
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2023-11-17

Fluence Announces Major Presence at MJBizCon 2023, Including Panel of Industry-Leading Growers, Educational Series and Product Demos

The grower panel will feature a Fluence expert and customers focusing on crop quality amid tightening market conditions, with products and educational talks available at the Fluence booth AUSTIN, Texas & ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (Nov. 16, 2023)—Fluence, a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, announced it will have a major presence at MJBizCon, the leading cannabis industry conference. Fluence Cannabis Solutions Architect Casey Rivero will join a panel alongside Fluence cu...
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2023-11-15

Sollum Dynamic LED Grow Lights Selected by Proplant Propagation

The Plant Propagation Company Recognizes the Benefits of Dynamic Lighting for Their Business Committed to providing their customers with dependable and high-quality crops, the team at Proplant Propagation has chosen to install Sollum®'s dynamic smart LED fixtures in their propagation greenhouses. With this new investment in precision supplemental lighting, the company hopes to continually improve their product with the help of tailored light recipes. (Photo: Business Wire) MONTRÉAL, Québec--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Committed to ...
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2023-11-10

Philips Radii auto-linkable solar lights light up your outdoor space

Illuminate your outdoor space with new Philips auto-linkable Ultra Efficient solar lights New Philips Radii auto-linkable Ultra Efficient solar lights are automatically linked together and light up simultaneously when triggered by motion Powered by Ultra Efficient technology, the new solar lights can brighten your outdoor space for six nights before they need to be recharged by the sun Pedestal and wall lights for gardens and other outdoor spaces offer a reliable performance on sunny and cloudy days Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LI...
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2023-11-09

Ikea launches its first smart LED strip at the right price

The Ormanäs RGB LED smart light strip looks like it has the right balance of features. Images: Ikea Ikea launched the Ormanäs, its first smart RGB LED light strip, in the Netherlands. The news comes by way of Dutch tech site Tweakers, which notes that the Ormanäs is a four-meter, or roughly 13-foot, dimmable Zigbee affair for €29.99 (about $32) that works with the company’s Dirigera smart hub. The light strip is only available in the Netherlands for now, but Ikea typically starts its rollouts there before bringing products to the US...
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2023-11-07

Ledman Torshare LED lighting products and solutions show up at Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition)

From October 27 to 30,the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council, was held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. As Asia’s largest lighting show, it themed “innovative lighting and business opportunities”, attracted more than 3,000 companies from 37 countries and regions, presenting a series of innovative and top lighting products and solutions. Torshare (Ledman Torshare), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ledman, amazed the lighting show with a brand-new booth image. A variet...
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2023-11-06

Signify accelerates the transition to energy efficient lighting with new UltraEfficient lamps for roads, retail, hospitality, and more

The Philips MASTER LED SON-T UltraEfficient A-class lamps are the first A-class HID lamps at 4,000K registered in Europe [1], allowing easy replacement of conventional HID HPL/SON lamps with LEDs for road and street lighting. Signify also introduces UltraEfficient A-class GU10 LED spot and A-class dimmable LED bulb for various indoor applications, such as retail, hospitality, and residential. Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, continues to lead the transition to ener...
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2023-11-06

Philips Xperion 6000 LED Flood and Flood Mini Work Lights Designed to Save Time for Service Pros

Two-part magnetic handles make it easy to aim the light exactly where it’s needed Las Vegas, NV – October 31, 2023 – Lumileds, a leading lighting solutions company for the automotive industry, offers Philips Xperion 6000 LED Flood Lights, designed to help service technicians light up their work area faster and more precisely. The Xperion 6000 LED Flood and Flood Mini feature pivoting handles with powerful magnets embedded in them, allowing users to mount the Xperion 6000 LED flood lights on most any metallic surface. In addition, the handles are...
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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