2020-02-14

Signify Supplies Football Lights with Less Impacts on Natural Lives for Red Bull Football Academy

The training grounds of the Red Bull Football Academy in Salzburg, Austria have been outfitted with environmentally friendly floodlights from Signify and STICH. Providing their students with superior training in optimal conditions is their number one goal, but the academy also sought a way to carry on late-night and early-morning trainings that weren’t disruptive to the nocturnal creatures populating the surrounding area. (Image: Signify) Artificial light from outdoor facilities often create light pollution for nocturnal animals and insects, altering the night...
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2020-01-31

LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2020 Opens Door to Technological Transformations For Lighting Industries

MEX Exhibitions in collaboration with IMPACT Exhibition Management is going to launch the 8th edition of LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN, the UFI approved event and ASEAN’s Largest International Exhibition on LED Products & Technology. Featuring cutting-edge LEDs, smart lighting and energy saving solutions, as well as a leading industry knowledge platform for modern entrepreneur, this trade exhibition will be held from 24 to 26 June 2020 at Hall 5 - 6, IMPACT Exhibition Centre, Bangkok, Thailand. More than 250 exhibitors and 8...
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2020-01-30

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition celebrates its 25th anniversary in June 2020

25 years onwards, the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) has evolved into Asia’s most distinguished lighting fair. While GILE debuted with a humble 96 Chinese exhibitors in 1996, its last edition in 2019 demonstrated the fair’s considerable growth over the years with over 2,600 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions.   2020 marks the 25th edition of the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition which will be held from 9 – 12 June 2020 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. The past 25 years not only ...
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2020-01-21

Light with High Brightness May Cause Eye Damage, Says Researcher

A research team in Taiwan measured lamps in the market and found that nearly all the desk lamps are too bright that they may damage the eye. Jwo-Huei Jou, professor at Taiwan’s National Tsing Hwa University (NTHU), and his team consisting of student from Shu Guang Girl's Senior High School and Ho-Shin Chen and NTHU, measured that white CFL with a color temperature of 5600K at an illuminance of 101 lux permits 29-minute reading time, and white LED of 5300K at 196 lux permits only 13 minutes. Situation would become worse with a blue light-enrich...
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2019-12-26

Companies Continue Their Transformation in 2019

Many companies of the LED industry initiated their organization or business restructuring since 2018 and their rebuilding have come to an end in 2019. In 2018, we have seen companies announcing sales of their old lighting business and diving into new areas. By the end of 2019, most of the companies are ready to enter a new page with the coming 5G connection and more. Again LEDinside would like to wrap up the year with some of the significant events in the past year. 1. Cree Concentrates on GaN-on-Sic Products, Cutting Lighting Business Cree has been shifting its...
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2019-12-25

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Illuminated with Zumtobel’s Tailored Lighting System

The Guggenhein Museum in Bilbao, Spain, recently refurbished its lighting system with solutions provided by Austrian lighting company Zumtobel. The spectacular building of the museum is characterized with slanting walls, intersecting building elements and sloping or rising ceilings, marking a challenge for lighting design. To meet the museum’s technical and financial requirements, Zumtobel developed a custom-made product that can be used as a wallwasher, spotlight, very narrow spotlight and projector. (Image: Zumtobel) The most important lighting task in the museu...
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2019-12-19

Shuji Nakamura Awarded Renewable Energy Prize by University of Lousiville for LED Lighting

A pioneer in sustainable energy technology, University of California-Santa Barbara materials professor Shuji Nakamura, has won the 2019 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy from the University of Louisville. The prize recognizes outstanding renewable energy ideas and achievements with proven global impact. Nakamura is recognized for scientific innovations and commercialization of efficient solid-state LEDs. His innovations have enabled efficient use of energy, reduced the burden on the environment and helped create sustainable lighting worldwide. In March ...
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2019-12-17

Strategic Alliance between WELLMAX and SAMSUNG Creates Infinite Possibilities in LED Industry

In common sense of people, “one plus one equals two” seems to be an unquestionable truth. But in the fields of philosophy as well as commerce, the conclusion could be different. One plus one can be greater than two, based on the examples we have witnessed in the past few years. In 2005, the co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs made a historic announcement that Apple would start using Intel processors in Macs. Powered by Intel chips, Mac took a huge leap in its performance and configurability, catapulting into the global market and bringing huge profits to Apple. In...
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2019-12-11

GE Current Provides Durable and Efficient Lighting Solution for Petrol Station Chain

After being sold to American Industrial Partner, Current by GE changed its logo into GE Current, a Daintree company. The company shared its lighting case for Circle K with its petrol station network in Ireland. According to GE Current, petrol station environments present a unique set of challenges to sign makers. Besides bright, vivid signage that need to be illuminated at both day and night, they are also more likely to register higher levels of air pollution such as sulphur dioxide (SO2) and other particulates which can combine with moisture to damage any electroni...
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2019-12-06

Zumtobel Group Illuminates Germany’s Largest Football Stadium

The Zumtobel Group recently equipped the legendary stadium of Borussia Dortmund (BVB), the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK, with a LED floodlight system. With a capacity of more than 81,000 spectators, the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK is the largest football stadium in Germany. It is an iconic venue, lauded by fans around the world for its famous Yellow Wall and exhilarating atmosphere. (Image: The Zumtobel Group) The Zumtobel Group provided a service package ranging from lighting planning and project management during implementation to commissioning. Th...
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2019-12-04

Acuity Brands and CIRCADIAN ZircLight Form Strategic Partnership for Circadian Lighting

Acuity Brands announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with CIRCADIAN ZircLight. This business partnership includes licensing of CIRCADIAN ZircLight intellectual property, and a collaboration intended to accelerate commercialization within North America of CIRCADIAN’s Zirc™ branded technology through Acuity Brands’ portfolio of indoor luminaires. (Image: Pixabay) Over the past five years, CIRCADIAN ZircLight has created evidence-based specifications for workplace lighting and developed specialized ...
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2019-12-03

Strategic Partnerships of Vertical Farms: Singapore Airline Partners AeroFarms and Kroger Teams Infarm

Vertical farming breaks the limitation of growing crops and creates possibilities for food production everywhere. Supporting by LED tunable lighting and hydroponics system, vertical farms leverage their strengths to shrink the distance between growers and consumers, attracting strategic partners to launch innovative services. Singapore Airline, for example, collaborated AeroFarms, a U.S.-based vertical farm startup, for realize the Airline’s “From Farm to Plane” concept. AeroFarms has begun to supply fresh produce for Singapore Airline’s flight s...
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2019-11-22

Osram Introduce 5 Lighting Design Strategy Trends in Healthcare Facilities

Increasing studies have indicated the effects of lighting on human well-being. Lighting design in healthcare facilities thus become even more critical to enhance patents’ condition and provide staffs suitable working environment. Based on the understanding and its expertise in lighting, Osram indicated that lighting design techniques play an influential role in the overall patient experience and healing process. The company thus introduced five trends in lighting design for healthcare facilities. (Image: Osram) Flexibility a Must Flexibility is identify as an indisp...
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2019-11-19

Natural Light Mimicking LED Lighting Supports Sustainable Fishing

Adjustable LEDs that deliver light source similar to natural sun light not only help to improve human wellbeing but also enable sustainable fishing. Lighting supplier Signify announced that it is providing underwater LED lighting for the marine-based fish farms of Australis Seafoods in Chile. Australis chose Signify because of its commitment to a sustainable world, strongly supporting Australis’ objectives for responsible and efficient fish farming. (Image: Signify) Signify’s underwater lights that reach up to 100,000 lumen, mimicking the summer sun, conve...
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2019-11-19

Four Things a Buyer Must Notice When Selecting LED Suppliers

With a tried and true business as well as motivated and talented staffs, one may consider its business covers all essentialities for success. However, one critical aspect might be hidden and ruin it all, which is the suppliers. Choosing the right suppliers will improve reputation of a brand while integrate the supply chain and deliver better purchasing experiences. On the contrary, it might damage the business significantly, costing more money and destroying business reputation. Recently, a case of Ken, a buyer from Africa, who won a large-scale lighting project with great pains ...
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2019-11-08

LED Light Replacement Saves Energy and Helps to Slow Down Climate Change

CEO of Signify spoke on this year’s Climate Week in New York calling for action against climate change and underlined that switching conventional lighting into connected LEDs is part of the solutions. Making the change towards energy-efficient lighting can have major positive effects for cities. For example, in 2017 Poland implemented its first large-scale lighting management system and made the switch to connected LED lighting. 2,000 LED luminaires were installed in two Polish cities, Kalisz and Ostrów Wielkopolski, with Interact City lighting asset...
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2019-10-21

“Bulbized” Sunflower LED Downlight Becomes the Highlight of 2019 Canton Fair

As China's largest foreign trade promotion platform, the China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) has made important contributions to the world’s economic growth. Every year, the fair brings orders from all over the world to Chinese manufacturers, kicking out the peak purchase season. The 126th Canton fair, with over 25,000 exhibitors, concluded last Saturday on October 19. As the most long-standing participant of the fair, Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) made a great hit again by presenting its innovative lighting solutions. WELLMAX&rsq...
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2019-10-16

LEGO Brick City Illuminated with LED Lights

LED lighting is creating a magical feeling for LEGO-built city with the creation of Brick City Lights. A family in Illinois, United States, built their first LEGO city in 1980 as a Christmas activity and turned the family tradition into the world’s largest known LED brick city lit up with LEDs. (Image: Brick City Lights) In 2018, the family enlarged their LEGO town and decided to light up the construction with LED lights. They used thousands of miniature LED lights and transform the town into a magical experience. Currently the fami...
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2019-10-01

Marseille's Orange Velodrome Becomes 100% LED Illuminated with Signify

Signify has turned Orange Velodrome in Marseille, France, into the largest 100% LED stadium in the country. The company’s connected lighting system Interact Sports also integrate light, sound and animation to provide immersive experiences for the audience. Signify's Philips ArenaVision LEDs were installed in the stands (terrace lighting) and on the field (pitch lighting) meeting the latest standards of international sports federations and broadcasters, and offering best-in-class field of play lighting and light shows to build fan excitement. Without flickering...
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2019-10-01

LED Bulb Expert WELLMAX Honored of "Import and Export Brand Enterprise"

On September 11, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce held an award ceremony for Shanghai foreign trade brand enterprises in Pudong New Area Office Center of Shanghai, China. Affiliated to people's government of Shanghai, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce is a government organization, committed to formulating the overall planning of international economic cooperation and trade in Shanghai. Shanghai Goods Import and Export Brand Enterprise List Nearly 10,000 export enterprises participated in this evaluation, from which the organization sele...
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2019-09-23

Signify Lights up Japan’s Stadiums for World’s Biggest Rugby Tournament

Signify reported that it has installed LED lighting in Japan’s Kobe Misaki stadium after its LED installation at Aichi’s Toyota stadium in April 2019. Both of the stadiums are used for the world’s biggest rugby tournament taking place from September 20 to November 2 in Japan. The Dutch lighting company implemented the Philips ArenaVision LEDs with its Interact Sports connected lighting system for creating light shows and allowing for the programming of multiple light scenes to adjust lighting standards to the different sports that are played in...
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2019-09-12

Luminis Lights up Historic Chicago Residential Architecture

Luminis Lighting released its recent outdoor lighting project at Julia Lathrop Homes in Chicago, USA. The buildings were constructed as a public housing development during the Great Depression. The building including 1,116 units of mixed-income housing were restored and modernized with parking, driveways, walkways and surrounding green space. For staying true to the designs of the original architects, there was a focus on restoring building exteriors, including brickwork and limestone pillars, to their former glory. Luminis’ Eclipse Mini EC600 fixtures were select...
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2019-09-05

Tridonic Supports IoT Smart City Project in Darmstadt Germany

Titled as “City of Science,” Darmstadt in Germany is installing wireless IoT connected streetlights as part of its smart city project to save energy and reduce light pollution. The project is Tridonic’s first installation of innovative Smart City technology with light-on-demand functionality. As part of the “Digital City Darmstadt” project, a street section in the Wixhausen area of Darmstadt has been equipped with adaptive lighting that integrated PIR sensors. The streetlights are equipped with wireless modules to connect one another as w...
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2019-08-27

Strategies of Global LED Manufacturers during Challenging Time in the Industry [Part 2]

Facing the difficulties in the industry, global LED companies developed their strategies trying to keep their business prospering. LEDinside analyzed the different approaches of worldwide LED manufacturers. For Taiwanese LED manufacturers, Micro LED and Mini LED technologies have directed them into a new field where they have a better chance to rival with competitors from China and Korea. Korean and Japanese LED suppliers, on the other hand, target niche products for novel applications such as UV LEDs and LEDs with wavelengths that are similar to natu...
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2019-08-21

Crop One Partners Sanan’s Horticulture Subsidiary to Develop Vertical Farms

Crop One, the US-based vertical farm company, announced that it has teamed up with Sino-Science North America Photobiotech (SNAP), a vertical farm technology providers, to jointly develop future vertical farm projects. SNAP is the owner of SANANBIO, which is affiliated and supported by LED wafers and chips manufacturer Sanan Optoelectronics. According to Crop One, it will provide its plant science and controls technology in future projects while SNAP will supply LED lighting and its modular growing systems as well as fully automated vertical farm sy...
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2019-08-16

Brazil City Saves 50% Electricity Cost with LED Streetlights

Belo Horizonte, one of Brazil’s largest cities, is realizing 50% electricity cost savings by upgrading 182,000 streetlights with new LEDs. The new LED lights also improve the safety of the citizens on the streets of Belo Horizonte. The LED upgrade project is part of Brazil's first major public lighting public-private partnership between Belo Horizonte Iluminaçao Publica (BHIP) and Signify. The project started in 2017 with a survey of all the public light points, providing information of each street and scheduling their timely delivery and instal...
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2019-08-13

Zumtobel Lights up New Entrance Building for Berlin’s Museum Island

Austria-based lighting solution supplier Zumtobel was selected as the lighting partner of The James Simon Gallery, which is the new entrance building for Berlin’s Museum Island. Named after Henri James Simon, a German entrepreneur and art collector, the new building serves as the entry points for worldwide tourists and connects the ensemble of museums on the Island from August 2019. (Image: Zumtobel) Zumtobel, as the lighting partner of the building, provided the open architectural structure with optimal artificial light. In addition, Zumtobel also develop...
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2019-07-31

Vertical Farm Startup Invests in Current’s LED Horticulture Lighting to Grow Salad and Herbs

AGreen Farms, an indoor hydroponic farm based in Philadelphia, USA, is investing in LED horticulture lighting from Current by GE to produce greens, herbs and edible flowers. Adam Green, founder of AGreen Farms, has worked as a sales intern at Farm.One, a vertical farm based in New York, and gained experiences of the technology-powered urban vertical farm. He launched AGreen Farms in 2018 in a mixed-use building in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. The 5,000-square-foot operation includes 3,500 square feet of grow space dedicated to microgreens a...
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2019-07-29

The “Bulbized” LED Panel Downlight Better Illustrates WELLMAX's Value of Caring People’s Needs

Since the launch of “Bulbized” LED Panel Downlight on 2019 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), this subversive product has aroused great response in the industry. Many customers have posted their opinions online that they not only marvel at the high performance of this series, but also express strong interest in the stories about the originality of this product. With this strong desire, we conducted an interview with Peter Xu, Manager of Technical Department of WELLMAX, to learn the detailed R&D story of the Sunflower. (P...
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2019-07-24

Swiss Historical Building Installed Intelligent Lighting System based on Bluetooth

In the old town of Lutry, a Swiss municipality on the shore of Lake Geneva, a church dated back to the 11th century has been updated with LED lighting as well as smart lighting control system. In 2018, the people in charge at Lutry’s Service decided to switch the existing halogen lighting to LED lighting for energy saving as well as reducing maintenance costs. In addition, they wanted to have a control system to more easily adjust the lighting for different uses of the church. A lighting design office in Lausanne, Switzerland, Senseco, took the challenge and ha...
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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

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE