2012-08-22

Missoula's City Hall Gets LED Upgrade

At Monday's city council meeting, council members authorized the mayor to sign a contract with local contractor, Paulson Electric Inc to complete LED lighting upgrade project in Missoula's City Hall. The project is being paid for by a grant from the Department of Energy given to the city as part of the Clean Air Act. It means the company will now install almost $150,000 in new LED lighting and lighting controls in the basements, stairwells, and hallways of City Hall. The current lights work just fine, but city officials said they use more than twice the ...
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2012-08-22

TerraLUX’s LED Solutions Aids Village Place Apartments to Lowers Energy Costs

TerraLUX’s innovative LED solutions have supported Village Place Apartments of Boulder, Colorado, in cutting the complex’s energy costs. Village Place Apartments is a 72-unit complex, and, like most apartment complexes, Village Place’s interior corridor lighting is turned on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During the retrofit, 56 lights were updated with the TerraLUX Linear LED Engine including: wall sconces, overhead dome lights, bathroom lights and outdoor lights. Each hallway wall sconce contained two CFL lamps and an external ball...
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2012-08-22

Seesmart’s LED Lighting Helps Ashforth Save $200,000

Seesmart Technologies, Inc. has completed the installation of LED lighting in two of The Ashforth Company's properties in Connecticut, transforming its spaces and offering a quick return on investment of only 15 months. And it is estimated that the combined savings for the project will be in excess of $200,000. Seesmart's LED retrofit replaced 1,300, 32-watt, T-8 fluorescent bulbs with high-efficiency LED tube lights throughout lobbies, common areas and garages at Ashforth's properties: 707 Summer Street, (Ashforth's headquarters) and 3001 Stamford ...
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2012-08-21

113 Enterprises Bids for Chinese LED Lighting Subsidization

China National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Finance have restarted the bid for financial subsidies in 2012 ~ 2013 annual semiconductor lighting products promotion project. And there are 113 enterprises competing for the bid. The bid is estimated to be worth one billion RMB. Early in February, the government has started the bid, and the scope of subsidies consist s of indoor light, LED spotlight, LED downlight and outdoor LED streetlight. However, it comes to a failure due to the big difference offered by a few enterprises. This time, the go...
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2012-08-21

Philips Sets up Chengdu Based LED Professional Lighting Solutions Manufacturing Facility

August 20, Philips (China) Investment Co., Ltd has held the groundbreaking ceremony on for its LED Professional Lighting Solutions manufacturing facility in Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone. It’s the bilateral cooperation that between Philips and Chengdu has entered a new phase since the two sides signed the LED strategic cooperation agreement last December. Philips will build a fully integrated LED Professional Lighting Solutions manufacturing site to optimize the allocation of resources including production, warehousing and logistics, e...
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2012-08-20

Historic Park Becomes a Symbol of Sustainability With LEDtronics LED

Historic park surrounding Los Angeles City Hall has gotten LED makeover from LEDtronics of Torrance, California. Located around the tree-lined pathways and stairs of the 1.7-acre park are 13 lampposts whose ballasted 130-watt high-pressure-sodium post-top bulbs have recently been replaced with 27-watt LED lamps from LEDtronics. Apart from the energy savings of 103 watts per unit, the LED lamps offer much longer product lifespans than HPS or Metal Halide, resulting in reduced replacement and maintenance costs; improved visibility and enhanced night vision (a...
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2012-08-20

Philips to install 100 “light centers” across rural Africa by 2015

At the concluding leg of its third consecutive Cairo to Cape Town road show 2012, Philips has announced to launch a new initiative, which will see the installation of 100 “light centers” across rural Africa by 2015. These are areas of approx 1000m2, or the size of a small soccer pitch, which are lit using a new generation of highly efficient solar powered LED lighting. The idea is to create areas of light for rural communities which live without electricity thus effectively ‘extending the day’ and creating numerous opportunities for social and economi...
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2012-08-17

70,000 City Streetlights in Baltimore City Gets LED Makeover

Baltimore City is under the process of converting 70,000 city streetlights from sodium vapor lights to LEDs. Baltimore expects to reap an annual savings of $1.9 million on its electric bill and $275,000 in maintenance costs. Also, advocates say the lights produce less glare and are more focused, meaning less light pollution that drowns out the night stars and can disrupt ecosystems. However,critics say the new lights don't illuminate the area as well. City Councilman Robert W. Curran, who represents Northeast Baltimore, said that can be a public safety issue if sidew...
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2012-08-16

It’s Necessary for Taiwan to Make New Smart Lighting Standards

Lately, Taiwan's lighting industry is in the process of making five new smart lighting standards, expecting to spur the creation of a highly integrated supply chain and improve its competitiveness in the fast growing LED sector. To maintain technological edge and overall value Approved by Taiwan's six major lighting associations and two state-funded institutes, the Institute for Information Industry (III) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute, the five intelligent lighting system standards cover the areas of system functions, wide area networks, field...
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2012-08-16

London Olympic Games Ushers in a New Round of LED Lighting Boom

Audiences are pretty impressed by the visual feast created by thousands of LEDs in The London Olympic Games opening ceremony. And we can see that LED related products have played a key role in the recent important events. Currently, with the global environmental awareness is arising, the scale of LED application will enlarge, bring a good future for LED drive power. At present, with the development of LED technology, the products are becoming more and more diversified. LEDs are not only used in  stage engineering and display screen, but also in the outdoor r...
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2012-08-15

Best Case Scenario: GE Lighting Helps Grocery/Convenience Stores Slash Energy Costs for Refrigerated Display Cases

As grocery and food retailers continue to look for ways to increase profit margins by curbing costs, many are finding a solution in their refrigerated display cases. Replacing traditional fluorescent tubes in refrigerated display cases with energy-efficient LED fixtures from GE Lighting is adding up to hundreds of thousands of dollars* in annual savings. They also make products more attractive to shoppers by immersing food and beverages in crisp, white, uniform light. GE Lighting recently helped a large grocery chain and a convenience-store chain achieve these benefits by outf...
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2012-08-15

Russia LED Lighting Market will Occupy 1-5% in Global Market

Russian media quoted the data of the "whole series LED production business plan" from a professional marketing analysis company that, LED lighting proportion in the country is also growing as any other cities. In the long run, the proportion of Russia LED lighting market in the global market will be  1-5% and the growth rate of proportion in the country will reach 28-48% per year. Furthermore, the popularity of LED retrofit will break 300 million, and will continue to grow, mainly thanks to the energy efficiency and the expense of optimized power. Curren...
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2012-08-15

Spaulding Lighting Releases Detailed Case Study on LED illumination of an Automotive Dealership

Case Study highlights merging energy efficiency, environmental responsibility, and community friendly requirements into project design   Spaulding Lighting, a Hubbell Lighting Inc. brand, has announced the release of a new case study on illuminating a new Lee Toyota / Scion automotive dealership in Topsham, Maine with the latest in LED site lighting.  With a directive for a “green approach” from the dealership owner, Adam Lee, the case study reiterates the architect’s plan of designing a project that was environmentally responsible and as commu...
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2012-08-14

Cree’s LED Lighting Illuminates Seven Newport News Public Schools

Newport News Public School District in Virginia recently installed more than 185 Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) LED exterior luminaires, becoming the first Virginia school district in the area with a significant LED lighting installation. The district selected Cree THE EDGE® security, area and parking structure luminaires to illuminate the exteriors of seven schools: General Stanford Elementary, Greenwood Elementary, Lee Hall Elementary, Palmer Elementary, Crittenden Middle, Booker T. Washington Middle and Denbigh High. “These energy ef...
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2012-08-14

Historic Park around Los Angeles City Hall Turns Greener with LED Lighting

When the park surrounding Los Angeles City Hall reopened after eight months of repair work, sustainability and energy conservation were among a variety of articulated criteria for its restoration. City Hall Park was cordoned off by chain-link fence last year after police cleared hundreds of Occupy L.A. demonstrators who had camped on the lawn for nearly two months. “We were presented with a choice — Reinvest in a park that is greener, smarter and more sustainable,” proclaimed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the official reopening ceremony in July. The ...
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2012-08-13

Taiwan Government to Unveil New Standards for Smart Lighting

According to Taiwan state-funded institute, the government is paving the way to announce newly established national standards for the smart lighting industry on Aug. 14, to expand demand and worldwide business opportunities. The Institute for Information Industry (III) pointed out that these standards are expected to improve the efficiency of lighting management, improve safety during nighttime activities, create energy-saving and a smart lighting environment, and explore high value-added business opportunities worldwide. The institute said that the five sets of standards fo...
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2012-08-10

Michigan Hospital Lights Parking Deck for $170,000 Less with GE LED Fixtures

Spectrum Health, one of Michigan’s largest not-for-profit health systems located in Grand Rapids, has an aggressive customer-centered sustainability program. When focusing on revamping their parking decks used by patients, visitors, and employees, they had three goals in mind: improve security, reduce maintenance costs and save energy. After retrofitting 1.25 million square feet of parking garage space and more than 3,500 parking spaces with 1,500 GE Evolve™ LED Garage fixtures  , Spectrum accomplished its three goals at the medical center.   Lighting ...
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2012-08-10

LED-made Olympic Rings Embrace Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport has installed GE Lighting’s 380 LEDs to celebrate London Olympic Games. The LEDs, as well as 38 LED modules, placed inside two sets of Olympic rings, have been installed on either side of the Air Traffic Control Tower. The LEDs were installed into the rings at ground level and then the entire structure was mounted onto the tower at a height of 135 feet in six days. The lighting is dimmable so the intensity of the white light produced can be adjusted accordingly. Manufactured and installed by design specialist Octink, each individua...
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2012-08-10

GE LED Fixtures Helps Ohio Hospital Reduce Energy Cost

Since 1892, Aultman has served Canton, Ohio, with exceptional health care services. In 2010, Stark County’s largest hospital and employer launched a project to serve patients and staff with exceptional new parking lot and parking deck illumination. Evolve™ LED lighting systems from GE Lighting proved the right prescription. Onlookers are remarking on an “incredible difference,” and Aultman found that it has delivered a healthy $13,000 annual energy cost savings to its campus.   The hospital first trialed GE’s Evolve LED Area Light...
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2012-08-10

Lustrous Zhaga products was accredited certification from UL

As the industry- leading brand of high Power COB LED manufacturer in Taiwan, Lustrous Technology Ltd., (4997TW) recently announced their Zhaga series products were accredited certification from UL in June, marks as the pilot of LED lighting industry in Asia Pacific region.   Considering Zhaga light engine is the future mainstream in LED lighting industry, In July 2010, Lustrous was registered as the first Taiwan regular member of Zhaga Consortium, investing great efforts and resources in developing Zhaga light engine products. This June, they proud...
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2012-08-09

Toyoda Gosei Recovers Its Q1 LED Revenue up to 55 Billion Yen

Toyoda Gosei has undergone a hard time in the first half of 2011, but its revenue firmed up till second half, to 4th quarter was fully restored. And yet its Q1 revenue of 2012 also keeps the very successful performance just like Q4 last year, even the company increase profit forecast for Q2. The LED department of Toyoda Gosei had hard time when Q3 of 2011 as well. Until the new LED product line which Saga factory lead in goes into MP and the demands of Tabled PC backlighting with LED potted elements increased, Q4 revenue recovered remarkably. Besides, the revenu...
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2012-08-09

Cooper Lighting's LED Innovation Center Recognized as DOE LED Lighting Facts® Approved Testing Laboratory Partner

Cooper Lighting’s Photometric Laboratory, part of its LED Innovation Center, has received U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) LED Lighting Facts®  Testing Laboratory Approval. Cooper Lighting is listed with LM-79 accreditation, the industry standard procedure for photometric and electrical measurements for solid-state lighting products. The DOE LED Lighting Facts program showcases LED products for general illumination from manufacturers who commit to testing products and reporting performance results according to industry standar...
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2012-08-09

LED Lighting Could Make Night Time Sky Bluer

According to a paper written by scientists in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, they used a new instrument to study how clouds affect sky brightness in urban areas, and how the future of LED lighting might change the night time sky. With Light pollution has become a growing problem, and skylines continue to grow, the night sky becomes dimmer and dimmer. However, researchers estimate that that night time sky could become bluer thanks to LED lighting. Christopher Kyba, physicist at the Freie Universität and lead author of the study, sa...
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2012-08-07

Lund Food Holdings Installs Sol Inc.’s LED Lightings for Energy Saving

Sol Inc., a provider of solar and grid powered LED outdoor lighting solutions, recently has provided Lund Food Holdings, Inc. with 12 high-intensity grid tied 20/20ª LED light systems combined with a solar powered 20/20ª system at the new Lunds supermarket located at 12th St. and Hennepin Ave. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. "We were looking at every opportunity to incorporate sustainable technology as part of an effort to reduce the store's environmental impact while reducing energy use, and using Sol Inc.'s 20/20ª LED lighting helped us acc...
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2012-08-06

PhotonStar LED Makes Progress in Revenue for the first half of 2012

PhotonStar LED has made progress in its revenue for the first half of 2012 up to 30 June, with a 50 per cent increase. According to the company, its revenue rose to £3.82m from £2.54m for the same period in 2011. Gross profit also increased by 62 per cent to £1.51m, when compared to the revenue of the first half of last year, which saw a total of £0.93m being made. In addition, the company has set up two new facilities in first six months of 2012, with a commercial production plant for ChromaWhite products in Romsey and an LED fixtures manufacturi...
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2012-08-06

SmartWatt Energy’s LED Lighting Helps Iowa Cold Storage for Energy Saving

SmartWatt Energy has made a LED lighting upgrade at a 200,000 square foot facility in Iowa Cold Storage, a premier provider of temperature-controlled warehousing, logistics, and transportation for food products in the Midwestern United States, for saving over $30,000 per year in total lighting costs. Iowa Cold Storage is committed to providing their customers with convenient and reliable warehousing services, and is now focusing on reducing energy use, lowering energy costs and conserving environmental resources. SmartWatt Energy’s Chicago office staff performed a...
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2012-08-01

LED Lighting Driving Demand for New Phosphors

NanoMarkets has released a new white paper on LED phosphors, titled "LED Lighting Driving Demand for New Phosphors." According to the report, in the next several years, saturation will slow growth for LED-based backlighting, phosphor prices will fall, LED-per-unit values will be reduced, display demand will soften, and backlight-free display technologies like AMOLEDs will take over market share in smartphones/tablets and TVs. However, a major shift occurring in the lighting industry toward more-efficient, longer-lifetime, LED-based lighting...
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2012-08-01

Ernst & Young Installs Philips LED Lighting for Energy Saving

To go green, Ernst & Young LLP has enlisted the help of JAS consulting, Philips Lightolier Energy Services and lighting design firm One Lux Studio, to retrofit 32 floors of its US headquarters in New York City with LED lighting solutions from Philips. Ernst & Young LLP's Times Square office lighting system is heavily utilized by its more than 5,500 employees. With its traditional lighting system, the approximately 650,000 Useable Square Foot, Class A office space consumed roughly 6.2 million kWh annually. In contrast, the new LED l...
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2012-07-31

Sustainable London Olympic Games with GE Lighting

As a London 2012 Sustainability Partner and a Global Olympic 2012 sponsor, GE Lighting has worked alongside the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) to deliver a series of lighting projects. GE Lighting Europe has provided energy-saving and eco-friendly lighting solutions for permanent as well as temporary lighting installations for the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games in London, United Kingdom. Their solutions will either continue to deliver energy savings for years to come or allow lamps to be re-used in projects around the city after...
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2012-07-30

Vistors’ Footsteps Outside London Olympics Stadium Light up LED Lamps

Outside the main stadium at the London Olympics, 20 circular slabs lie underfoot, ready to capture the kinetic energy from bustling spectators when they run, walk, and jump. With every step, the recycled-rubber tiles will light up nearby LED lamps for 30 seconds. The millions of steps expected to pound the pavement between the stadium and a new mall could make it worthwhile. With three days of battery storage, the system can provide electricity as crowds ebb and flow. PaveGen, which makes the tiles, hopes to eventually lay its slabs where they make major impacts, such as off...
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