US Halts New Tariffs on Chinese Imports, LED Lamps off the Hook

Trump said on December 13 that the U.S. has reached “phase one” trade deal with China including the pause of the additional tariffs on Chinese products which was scheduled to come to effect on December 15, 2019. Several LED lighting products on the list are thus free from extra tariffs for now. (Image: Pixabay) With the new agreement, the U.S. said it would delay or cancel the new tariffs on the US$160 Chinese goods and reduce the tariffs from 15% to 7.5% for the products imposed with extra tariffs in September. However, according to the United States...
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UL Warns of Unauthorized UL Mark on FSL LED Lamps

The following is a notification from UL that FSL LED lamps identified below bear an unauthorized UL Mark. The FSL LED lamps have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if these FSL LED lamps comply with any safety requirements.
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Maxlite Releases Expanded Portfolio of Title 24 JA8 Compliant LED Lamps

MaxLite has launched a full line of LED lamps certified to meet Joint Appendix 8 (JA8) of the Title 24 2016 building code requirements for the State of California.
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LEDVANCE Commits to the Clean Energy Ministerial's Global Lighting Challenge - Company Announces to Sell 2.5 Billion LED Lamps by 2023

LEDVANCE, one of the global leaders in general lighting, has committed to the Clean Energy Ministerial Global Lighting Challenge (GLC). During the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial Summit (CEM8) in Beijing, LEDVANCE announced its commitment to selling 2.5 billion energy efficient LED Lamps by 2023.
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All New Grain Series from Lumibright

Grain series introduced in the first quarter of the year gained wide acceptance and popularity among end-users.
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Philips Lighting Continues to Accelerate Innovation and Adoption of LED Lighting

Philips Lighting continues to push the boundaries of LED lighting innovations at the LIGHTFAIR International Trade Show and Conference taking place May 9 through 11, 2017 in Philadelphia. The company is introducing new offerings designed to help reduce energy and operating costs, improve the comfort and utilization of a space, and deliver value that goes beyond illumination. These latest technology advancements combine the accumulative improvements in energy efficiency with enhanced quality and capabilities of connected LED lighting.
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Dubai Buildings to be Lit Up with “World’s Most Efficient” LED Lamps

The Dubai Municipality has recently signed a MOU with two major developers to boost the use of energy-efficient lighting.
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Philips Lighting Simplifies the Transition to LED Technology for Urban and High-Bay Environments

Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, today announced Philips TrueForce LED, a unique range of innovative LED lamps. The new range includes TrueForce LED Urban, an LED lamp alternative for outdoor luminaires in public spaces and TrueForce LED Industrial and Retail, the first true plug-and- play LED lamp alternative for industrial, large-scale retail applications to replace traditional HID lamps. 
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Soraa Chosen to Vividly Illuminate One of the World's Largest Antique Galleries

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaNTM LED technology, announced that its VIVID LED lamps have been installed at historic M.S. Rau Antiques located in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. With 25,000 square feet, M.S. Rau Antiques is one of the largest premier fine arts and antiques galleries in the world.
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Soraa Lights Up Disruptive MESH Club in Johannesburg

Located in Rosebank’s trendy Keyes Art Mile, the MESH Club, Africa’s “first curated members club”, is now perfectly illuminated by Soraa’s GaN on GaN™ LED lamps.
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UpLamp Turns Smartphone into Ambient Bedside LED Lamp

      UpLamp launched a campaign on Kickstarter to finance its smartphone driven bedside lamp. The team pledges EUR 36,000 for the UpLamp.   Lamps that detect motions and dim correspondingly may not be new, but UpLamp turns it into a smartphone docking station.       The LED lamp uses the smartphone’s flash camera as its light source. With specially designed optic and plastic resin, UPLamp creates soft glow that is ideal for bed time mood....
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DOE Releases Lighting Alternatives Maximizing Performance & Suitability (LAMPS) Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office Emerging Technologies (ET) program is announcing the availability of up to $3 million in funding to develop energy efficient replacement lamps in general illumination applications. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 set a 45 lumen per watt minimum efficacy backstop requirement effective beginning January 1, 2020. ET's Lighting Alternatives Maximizing Performance and Suitability (LAMPS) program seeks to create suitable high-efficacy lighting options for incandescent lamps where none exist today.
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MaxLite Expands Product Portfolio with New LED lamps for Use in Fully Enclosed Luminaires

MaxLite announces the addition of enclosed-rated models to its award-winning line of ENERGY STAR certified LED A-lamps for residential and commercial applications.
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Hot Picks of the Week Feb. 15-19

Osram is putting the focus on sustainable growth and wants to take even greater advantage of the potential offered by semiconductor-based lighting technologies. Prior to that, another important strategic step, the carve-out process of the general lighting lamps business, got under way. Given Osram’s strong financial standing, the company is proposing a dividend of €0.90 per share at Tuesday’s AGM. In parallel, Osram has in the meantime also started a share buyback program of up to €500 million.
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Rural India Illuminated with 76,000 LED Lamps

More than 800 rural villages in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous region, will be lit with 76,000 solar street lighting units provided by Philips Lighting, as part of a government initiative to drive sustainable electrification in rural areas in the country.
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Soraa’s Full Visible Spectrum LED Lamps Go Wireless

Soraa's wirelessly controlled PAR30L LED lamp provides users a variety of customizable remote functions including dimming, control of lamps in user-defined groups, and user-designed preset lighting scenes.
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LEDtronics Releases Omnidirectional UL-Listed LED Lamps

LEDtronics announces its newest series of UL-listed, omni-directional LED corn bulbs. The bulbs put out an impressive amount of light in all directions for their compact size, compared to the old-technology post tops that are larger and only illuminate 360 degrees around. They come in many different sizes, offering great versatility and an ideal solution for almost any lighting requirement.
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YMCA of Illinois Upgrades Facility Lighting with MaxLite LED Lamps

After completing a successful lighting upgrade at its sister property, the Meyer Center, MaxLite and Cool City Lights were called upon to retrofit the YMCA of Edwardsville, Illinois ESIC Center and Early Childhood Development Center with energy-efficient LED lamps and luminaires.
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MaxLite Simplifies Luminaire Retrofits with Ballast-Compatible LED Lamps

MaxLite introduces ballast-compatible DirectFit PL Lamps as a one-step solution for converting existing fixtures to LED
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NTL Lemnis Launches the Complete Retail Range of “Pharox” LED Luminaires Across India

NTL Lemnis, the Indo – Dutch LED lighting major, launched its complete range of LED products for the retail market. NTL Lemnis is showcasing over 250 products that offer end to end LED lighting solutions to address the burgeoning needs of the retail segment.
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Soraa Expands PAR and AR111 Lamps

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced that it has extended its line of PAR and AR111 lamps to offer a full range of halogen replacement lamps from 50W to 120W halogen equivalent. The newly launched 12.5W line features a lower wattage addition to its award winning, full visible spectrum PAR30 and AR111 LED lamps, while maintaining the high Center Beam Candle Power (CBCP) characteristic of Soraa’s lamps. 
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GE Lighting Announces Call for Entries for Prestigious 2014 GE Edison Award Competition

GE Lighting announces a call for entries for its 32nd annual GE Edison Award competition, recognizing excellence and quality in professional lighting designs that employ the significant use of GE Lighting products, including: GE LED systems, LED luminaires, LED architectural products, LED lamps and modules, lighting controls, and non-LED lamps and luminaires.
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Hilton Minneapolis Hotel Overhauls CFL Lighting with LED Lamps

While the Hilton Minneapolis was drawn to LED solutions for energy and maintenance savings, it was the quality of light, instant-on, and plug and play simplicity delivered by the lamps from Lunera Lighting that won rave reviews from guests and employees.
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GE Lighting and Pont de Louysse: Improving the Gastronomic Experience with Light

One of the requirements to fully enjoy a haute cuisine dish is to have more precise, more diffuse and better quality light. The light, color and smell are part of the ritual of tasting a delicious delicacy. The Pont de Louysse hotel-restaurant, which has been well aware of this fact over 5 generations, has renovated the lighting in its restaurant with GE Lighting LED lamps to get the most out of each visitor experience. 
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Revolution Lighting To Offer Seesmart LED Lamps Through Staples and Quill Online Stores

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. announced today that it will offer its Seesmart™ brand LED household and PAR lamps through the Staples.com and Quill.com online retail stores.
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A Thousand of People Gathers in Guangzhou, LEDforum2014 to Grandly Open

"LEDforum 2014 China International LED market trend Summit Forum", organized by LEDinside, Cnledw.com and Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, grandly opens at the Chinese Export Commodities Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B, Room #8 on June 11, 2014. Many distinguished guests from LED industry participated in this forum; more than one thousand people attended this forum, unprecedented. This seminar brings together global famous enterprises and professional analysts from LEDinside, the sessions at the LEDforum dissects the current situati...
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LED Waves Lowers PR15 UltraThin Recessed Light Prices

LED lighting supplier and manufacturer LED Waves has announced a drastic price reduction on one of their most popular products. Previously US$ 69.95, the PR15 UltraThin LED Recessed Light is now US$ 49.95 per unit.
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Soraa’s Simply Perfect LED Lamps Just Got Larger

Soraa announced that the company will launch and display a series of new full-visible-spectrum large LED lamps at LightFair International (June 3-5) in Las Vegas, NV. This new line of AR111, PAR30L (Long Neck), PAR30S (Short Neck), and PAR38 lamps complements the company’s award-winning MR16 lamp, creating a full line of products to perfectly and dramatically light restaurant, retail, hospitality, and residential applications.
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Bamboo Lamps Put a Unique Spin on Environmentally Friendly Lighting

Chuang-Hsin Greenergy Co. takes a unique approach to environmentally friendly lighting design. Since 2013, the company has been producing LED lighting products using bamboo and wood as their main materials. Product designer Jack Tseng talks about his designs at Taiwan International Lighting Show 2014, which took place from March 20 to 23 at the Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei. 
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Gallium Nitride makes LED Lamps more Compact

Coping with higher temperatures LEDs do have one weakness, though – they are extremely sensitive to variations and spikes in power. To function properly, they need a driver that ensures a constant supply of power at all times. This driver, which takes the alternating current from the grid and converts it into direct current with a reduced voltage, has a profound influence on the light yield and lifetime of the LED lamp as a whole. The demands placed on the driver electronics are correspondingly high. This has prompted researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Appli...
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Highlights: Brightek unveils the EVO iCLed platform for automotive ambient lighting, addressing the latest trends in personalized interior design. With 7000 mcd of brightness, EVO is ideal for smart surface integration or exterior ambient ligh... READ MORE

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