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Diversified Tech Firms with Lighting Divisions Switching Focus Away from General Lighting
Some of the major LED Lighting makers are switching their focus as the LED lighting technology matures. Cree is switching its focus to power electronics and RF. Osram is now increasing its focus on…
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EU Banning Certain Halogen Bulbs

The European Union's ban on producing or importing halogen bulbs will go into effect as of September 1, 2018. Back in 2016, Halogen GU10 spotlights were been banned. The new ban effects E27 Edison screw (ES) or B22 bayonet bulbs (BC), reportedly the most common type of halogen bulbs in…
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Deako Introduces Bluetooth Mesh-Enabled Smart Switches and Dimmers with Touch Panels

Deako has introduced a series of unique switch products for new home construction and renovation.The company's new Smart Switch and Smart Dimmer employ the Bluetooth Mesh standard. Wes Nicol, with Deako COO explained, "It uses Bluetooth Mesh. Your phone communicates directly with the switches. Each switch repeats the signals to…

Eaton Introduces New Corelite and Neo-Ray Define Linear Luminaires

Power management company Eaton reported the expansion of its architectural connected lighting product offering. The company says that the new linear luminaires offer new options for architects and designers that want to increase building operating efficiency through the use of controls and data analysis. According to Eaton, the second generation…

Columbia Lighting Introduces Multipurpose Linear Luminaire

Columbia Lighting based in Greenville, South Carolina launched the new MultiPurpose Linear luminaire. The company says that the luminaire provides continuous illumination, integrated controls, multiple lens options and single or row mounting. The MultiPurpose Linear comes in two-foot, four-foot, eight-foot lengths. Mounting options include surface, wall, suspended, pendant, t-bar or…

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Australian Firm Orders Heliospecta’s LED Grow Lights for Cannabis Grow Rooms

Heliospectra, a Swedish-based maker of LED grow light technology reported a new order from an Australian manufacturer and pharmacology researcher. The Australian firm ordered Heliospectra’s fully adjustable ELIXIA LED lighting solution, and Heliospectra says the order is valued at about SEK 660,000 ($ 78,000). Heliospectra says that its fully adjustable …

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TALQ Consortium Publishes White Paper about TALQ Specification 2.0

The TALQ Consortium published a White Paper that offers insights into its global interface standard and certification scheme for managing smart city applications such as outdoor lighting networks. The document explains the system architecture and data model, as well as its functions and services. The consortium contends that the Whitepaper …

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Swiss Helicopter Gets Lighting as a Service from ZGS

With 14 locations, Swiss Helicopter AG serves as Switzerland’s leading helicopter company. As well as offering conventional transport and passenger flights, Swiss Helicopter also provides flights for sightseeing, giving customers the opportunity to experience the Swiss alpine landscape from above. Instead of purchasing a lighting solution for its lighting refurbishment, …

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