2012-07-30

LED Lighting Retrofit Makes Hawaii Most Beautiful Garage

Opened in late 2004, the Kailua Town Center Parking Garage was built to service a newer commercial district that today includes Long's Drug Store, California Pizza Kitchen and Whole Foods Supermarket. Starting in late 2011 and culminating in early 2012, the parking garage underwent a complete lighting retrofit. Increasing energy costs and environmental impact led Nishijima, Assistant Vice President-Asset Management of Kaneohe Ranch Management Ltd and his team to start considering LED fixtures as a solution to these challenges.   "We looked at...
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2012-07-27

US Department of Energy Recognised Next Gen as Leader in Agricultural LED Lighting

Daniel Poneman, the Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Energy, travelled to Arkansas to showcase the State’s Advanced Energy sector. The Deputy Secretary singled out NextGen Illumination, Inc. , a pioneer in the field of LED poultry lighting for its work in the agricultural, industrial and commercial sectors. Next Gen Illumination has worked diligently to bring an LED poultry lighting programme to Arkansas through the Department of Energy and the Arkansas State Energy Office. Next Gen Illumination serves the agricultural industry wit...
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2012-07-26

Delta Donates 150 LED Lightings to Rural Thailand

Delta Electronics Foundation has led a donation of 150 LED lighting kits to community centers and an elementary school in Chiang Mai and centers in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand to help solve lighting problems there. The donation, a joint effort by Delta and Taida, has helped improve the learning environment for children and alleviate the problem of inadequate lighting in that part of the country. And according to Hsu Wei-min, vice president at Taida Electronics Co., a subsidiary of Delta Electronics Inc., a Taiwan-based power management system supplier , the donat...
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2012-07-26

Seesmart Increases LED Production in US

Frustrated by the additional expense and difficulties with slower shipping, Seesmart Technologies (SEST) feels it is very important to have more control over the manufacturing process, as a result, it has intended to increase their production of LED lighting products in the United States. Combined with their desire to create jobs for US citizens, the company started building factories in Simi Valley, California, and Crystal Lake, Illinois. "When we do the numbers we're actually ahead manufacturing here instead of paying for air freight and dealing with the l...
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2012-07-25

GE LightingOffers the Right Brew to Korea’s Hollys Coffee

GE Lighting’s innovative LED solution was the right brew for Korea’s popular Hollys Coffee. The new ambient lighting at 18 Hollys Coffee branches across the country was sculptedwith GE’s Energy Smart LED PAR30light. This lightoffers superb quality for retail environments, complete with high energy efficiency and long life span. With the new lights, Hollys Coffee branches enjoylower energy consumption and maintenance costs whilst enhancing its customers’ experience. GE Lighting’s innovative energy-savingLED solution is the choic...
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2012-07-25

Seoul City Plans to Popularize LED Lightings in Public and Private Sector

According to Korean media, the capital city Seoul has scheduled to install more LED lamps in public, and encourages the private sector to further expand the scope of installation. LED products will be installed in public places including subway stations and streets. And the city government offices are planned to use LED lightings by the year of 2018, aiming for energy saving and promoting the development on LED lighting industry. In addition, the government also extends this plan to the private sector by the year of 2030. It’s estimated that there are 800000 pie...
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2012-07-24

Chinese LED Industry Could Benefit from New Subsidy Program

Chinese Ministry of Finance has restarted subsidies for LED industry. It’s reported that the total subsidy could reach 1 billion, and 30 to 50 bid winners can benefit from it. Early in February, China launched a program to subsidize the LED industry for products including indoor downlight LEDs, reflective self-ballasted lamps, outdoor LED streetlights, and tunnel lamps. However, due to the quotes prices from some companies were considered unreasonable, the program was halted. And in May, China launched new policy to promote energy-saving lighting and LED...
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2012-07-24

Get to know more about Light Bulbs and Lighting Systems

By Scott Watson To understand more about the LEDs lighting designs, there’s a need to dig into the background aspect of light bulbs and lighting systems.  For more than 100 years now, light bulbs have been in use all over the world.    Such bulbs have undergone series of   changes   through the ingenuity of several scientists across the world.  The technology of the light bulbs and lighting systems has always   improved from one level to the other.  Basically, the whole scenario about light bulbs can be unders...
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2012-07-24

Philips Announces Second Quarter and Semi-Annual Results 2012

Philips has released its second quarter and semi-annual results 2012. According to the company, its second-quarter comparable sales have reached to EUR 5.9 billion, increasing by 5%. Other results as following, •Growth led by 7% growth at Healthcare and 6% growth at Lighting • Sales in growth geographies up 11% on a comparable basis, now representing 35% of total revenue • Reported EBITA of EUR 450 million, or 7.6% of sales • Net income of EUR 167 million • Overhead-reduction plan on track; cumulative savings now EUR 176 million &bu...
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2012-07-23

Taiwan Ratings Corp Downgraded Long-term Corporate Rating on Everlight

Everlight has received downgrade from “twA-” to “twBBB+” estimated by Taiwan Ratings Corp, which reflecting concerns about the balance sheet of the country’s biggest LED chip packager over the next one to two years amid negative market conditions. Taiwan Ratings said in a statement that, “The downgrade reflects our view of the heightened industry risk in the global LED sector and our belief that Everlight’s profitability is unlikely to recover to the previous high over the next one to two years, due to prolonged oversupply from w...
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2012-07-20

Sunovia Invests $20 million to Produce LED Lighting

Sunovia Energy Technologies Inc. has completed a $20 million investment agreement with Taiwan-based Leader Electronics to start global production of Sunovia's LED lighting products. The agreement with Leader Electronics includes a direct $1 million capital investment into Sunovia at $0.08 per share. In turn, Sunovia granted Leader the exclusive license to manufacture and distribute the Aimed Optics product lines into China, Taiwan and other strategic markets within Asia. The agreement positions Leader Electronics as Sunovia's primary fixture manufactu...
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2012-07-20

Nualight Develops LED Lighting Colour Tech for Food Displays

Nualight, dedicated in LED lighting for food retail, has come up with two new lighting solutions to revolutionise colour vibrancy in fresh food displays. The company has developed LED lighting colour technology Vivace to bring out the natural colours in food when it is on display in supermarkets. The company, based in Cork, Ireland, has been making headlines of late. Last September, for instance, it announced it had acquired Dutch LED lighting technology firm Lumoluce for nearly €11m. This past March, Nualight secured a US$100m opportunity with Hussman,...
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2012-07-19

LED Lighting In TV/Broadcast, Video And Motion Pictures Market Forecast

ElectroniCast Consultants announced the release of a new market review and forecast of light emitting diode (LED) light panel/lamp fixtures, which are used in TV broadcast, motion pictures production/studio lighting as well as and professional videographers, in the United States. LED lighting is well accepted by the broadcast TV and videography industry sectors and is progressing in the motion picture/film industry sector for lighting effects and set lighting, mainly because of its flexibility.  A single light source can generate a great variety of colors.  Addi...
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2012-07-19

Tivoli Lighting Releases Detailed LED Lighting Case Study on New Kaufman Center

Case Study describes Lighting Design project highlights of new Performing Arts Center. Tivoli, the original innovator of linear LED solutions, has announced the release of a new case study on the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri. The case study highlights the expansion of the Muriel Kauffman Theatre and touches on the subtle lighting accents of Tivoli products used throughout the venue from the hallway entry, to the main audi¬torium, to the great hall lounge and even the dressing rooms.   Safdie Architects and Lam P...
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2012-07-19

Dialight and Dron & Dickson Become Strategic Partners to Expand LED Lighting Sales

Dialight has signed Dron & Dickson, who are recognised as leaders in the design, supply and maintenance of hazardous area electrical equipment, as authorised distributors effective immediately, to expand important LED lighting sales opportunities in oil and gas. With over 80 years experience in the supply of hazardous area products, Dron & Dickson now employs more than 200 people offshore and onshore and has a network of wholesales bases in Aberdeen, Hull, Lowestoft and Stirling. It has recently expanded its operation in the Middle East with the opening of an off...
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2012-07-19

SL Green Realty Corp. Selects Seesmart for Nation's Largest LED Lighting Retrofits

SL Green Realty Corp., New York City's largest commercial property owner, has selected Seesmart Technologies’ LED lighting products to replace antiquated lightings throughout 21 commercial office properties, as part of one of the nation's largest LED lighting efficiency projects. There are more than 16,000 Seesmart LED lamps to replace antiquated lighting technologies, including incandescent, halogen and fluorescent lights, to provide exceptional efficiency that reduces energy use by more than 50 percent. This is combined with superior lamp life of more...
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2012-07-18

DOE Announces BR30 or R30 LED Lamps Tested under CALiPER Program Could be Effective Replacements for Conventional Directional Lamps

DOE has finished Series 16 of testing under the DOE Solid-State Lighting CALiPER program. The Report 16 analyzes the performance of a group of 13 LED products labeled as BR30 or R30 lamps. Results show substantial improvement versus earlier CALiPER testing of similar products, and performance comparable to recent data from LED Lighting Facts and ENERGY STAR. Many of the LED lamps tested could be effective replacements for conventional directional lamps in the right application. The report also indicates that it’s necessary to boar...
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2012-07-18

Taiwan LT Lighting’s 200W-above LED Lights Receive Good Reputation in Overseas Market

LT Lighting (Taiwan) Corp., has received a good feedback from overseas markets for its 200W LED high bay lights and 500W LED flood lights. According to the company’s directors, the company makes full use of its unique heat sink and optoelectronic integration technologies to work out these high-power LED lights particularly for use in special working environments. And its 200W LED high bay lights have been widely adopted by mining companies in Africa and Australia to replace 500W mercury-vapor lights, while the 500W LED flood lights, featuring high bright...
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2012-07-17

Philips and Daintree Take Lighting to the Next Level with Open, Standards-based Wireless Lighting Controls

Offers customers flexibility and a full choice of products for networked lighting systems, while helping to drive adoption of lighting controls Daintree Networks, Inc., and Philips today announced an agreement to develop advanced lighting controls products for commercial buildings through the use of open standards such as ZigBee®, helping customers to avoid vendor lock-in and ensure that their lighting systems are interoperable today and well into the future. Building owners and managers will have access to a full complement of ZigBee-based products, as well as best-of-breed...
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2012-07-17

Cambridge City Council saves energy and reduces carbon emissions with award-winning car park lighting

CAMBRIDGE City Council has completely refitted its Grand Arcade Annex car park with award-winning LED lighting to help save energy and lower carbon emissions. As part of their commitment to make Cambridge a more sustainable city, council officers asked lighting specialists MHA Lighting to provide a solution that would reduce energy bills without affecting light quality. Manchester-based MHA Lighting replaced 220 Halophane light fittings (150 watts without ballast) with 220 of their award-winning LB 36 fittings, which use just 45 watts (including ballast)....
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2012-07-16

Toshiba to Close Four Lighting Factories in Japan

Toshiba Lighting & Technology (TLT) recently has announced that the company schedules to close its four lighting factories including Nagai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Yamagata by the end of March, 2013. Currently, it has seven factories in total. Nagai factory is major in producing LED bulbs and incandescent lights for special use. Tsukuba factory is dedicated in manufacturing lighting production for residential application. Ibaraki factory is engaged in making metal parts/resin parts for lighting products. Yamagata factory mainly supplies power circuit. According to the...
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2012-07-16

Delta Electronics Predicts LED Lighting Price to Drop by 20%

According to Yancey Hai, chairman of Delta Electronics Inc, prices for LED lighting products will drop by at least 20 percent in 2012.   Hai pointed out that a sign of the general decline was South Korea's launch of a low-price strategy to gain market share, followed by the adjustment downward of prices by distributors in the United States in June. and after a price reduction of 40 percent globally in 2011, LED product prices will fall another 20-30 percent in 2012....
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2012-07-13

GE Fills Walgreens Prescription for Vibrant Lighting and Energy Efficiency

When consumers walk into their neighborhood Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) store, they may notice a difference as they walk down the aisles. Nail polish on cosmetic shelves may appear more vibrant and magazine covers may be easier to read. GE Lighting helped Walgreens recently upgrade its general lighting across 80 percent of its nationwide locations. The change is subtle, but noticeable to customers and to Walgreens' energy budget. "Creating the very best shopping experience for our customers is our top priority, and lighting helps us achieve that goal,&quo...
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2012-07-13

Guwahati Installs LED Lights in Six Key Streets

The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has completed all formalities for installation of LED in six vital roads. The pilot project for installing LED lights in the city has been initiated by the GMC with Rs 67 lakhs grant from the 13th Finance Commission. It will be completed within three months. The civic body has selected Dutta Electricals, a Guwahati-based firm, for installing 178 LED lights in six streets of the city. Work on the project will commence soon. "We are going to install 25-watt LED lights in six streets of the city. Earlier, the G...
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2012-07-13

Zhongtian Lighting Received $5 Million LED Order

Zhongtian Lighting Co., Ltd. has received a big order of $5 Million and partnered with large distributors in Europe and America by propagating its LED light brand through e-commerce, combining the module factory to supply LED lights to them, according to the company’s general Mr. Li. Currently, the major products of Zhongtian Lighting are LED tube lights and LED spot lights. Mr Li also said that Zhongtian would greatly promote its core products, LED flood lights and LED tunnel lights. Mr. Li believes that Zhongtian Lighting would make a greate...
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2012-07-12

Guangdong LED Exports Suffer 4 billion yuan Losses Limited Technical Standards from Overseas Market

Guangdong LED industry may get involved in more than 4 billion yuan ($628.6 million) in losses due to the higher technical standards set by the European Union, the United States, Chile and Uganda. According to a statement on July 9 released by The WTO/TBT Center of the Administration of Quality and Technology Supervision of Guangdong, it received TBT, or technical barriers to trade, notices on higher standards for LED lights and directional lights exported to those countries and regions. The higher efficiency requirements set by the EU would inflate th...
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2012-07-12

Acuity Brands Experts Presenting at The LED Show in Las Vegas

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) LED lighting technology experts John Selander, director of specification sales for Acuity Brands Lighting, and Kurt Vogel, director of product development at Lithonia Lighting®, will present “The Intelligence of LED Lighting” at The LED Show in Las Vegas. The 90-minute presentation is on August 1, at 9 a.m. (session five).   Selander’s presentation defines intelligent lighting and demonstrates ways in which solid-state lighting products are suited for interactive communication between the lumina...
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2012-07-12

Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System Helps Silver Beauty Save 90% Costs

Recently, Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System has supported Silver Beauty, a Chicago-area company that builds and leases warehouses for lighting retrofit in a 177,413-square foot facility. Previously, the facility used 1,000-Watt high-intensity discharge lamps, which were replaced with the Digital Lumens 18,000-lumen intelligent fixtures, all with integrated occupancy and daylight harvesting sensors. The project rebate was provided by ComEd under its Smart Ideas program. In the Silver Beauty facility, the Digital Lumens system automatically provides...
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2012-07-11

U.S. Cellular Field Home of the Chicago White Sox Scores a Real Deal with Upgraded LED Lighting from PolyBrite International

U.S. Cellular Field Hits a Home Run with Cost Saving Borealis® LED Panel Lighting Installation   U.S. Cellular Field, owned by the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority and home of the Chicago White Sox, is in the zone by replacing dated lighting fixtures with PolyBrite Borealis® LED Panel Lights in concession stands and workstations throughout the ballpark.  With up to 2.9 million fans passing through the hallways of U.S. Cellular Field annually, Borealis® LED Panels are improving the appearance, safety and security of busy...
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2012-07-10

KMC to Install LED Lighting System for Shahrah-e-Faisal

Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) intends to install LED lighting system for Shahrah-e-Faisal, an important 16-km long road of Karachi with 600 electric poles. KMC Acting Administrator Matanat Ali Khan in chair, has given briefing about the project of LED lighting system under public private partnership in a meeting was held Monday. Under the proposed plan the contractor would bear all expenses of the project whereas this project would generate Rs 18 million revenue for KMC on yearly basis.    ...
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