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A look back at 2016 and Predictions for 2017
During 2016, the LED lighting industry saw the adoption of LED lighting expand across all segments. More and more companies began producing LED lamps and luminaires. This increased competition drove…
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Echelon to Collaborate with IBM Watson IoT

Santa Clara, California-based Echelon Corporation reported that it will partner with the IBM Watson IoT program. Echelon intends to use the collaboration to make its adaptive streetlight control platform more intelligent to help municipalities become smarter, safer and more sustainable cities. Echelon says it plans to give its adaptive LED…

New NGL Competition to Focus on Connected Lighting Systems; Renamed NGLS

This year, the U.S. Department of Energy's Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) competition will focus on solid state lighting systems with controls, not just the luminaires. Hence, the DOE now calls the competition the Next Generation Luminaire Systems (NGLS) competition. The new NGLS will include multiple competitions and will have a tighter focus on…

DOE Snapshot Reveals Compelling Case for Fluorescent Replacement

The U.S. Department of Energy released its 2016 CALiPER Snapshot of LED-based troffers including luminaires and retrofit kits. The CALiPER Snapshot report found the efficacy of LED troffer luminaires and retrofit kits that were voluntarily submitted to be listed with the Lighting Facts database to be notably higher than that…

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Acclaim Lighting Offers a New Powerful, Flexible, ART SSC 2 DMX Controller

Second-generation controller provides triggering options for permanent installations Los Angeles, California USA – Acclaim Lighting, a leader in innovative and advanced solid state lighting technology, introduces ART SSC 2™, a powerful DMX controller for permanent installations. This new unit features two universes of DMX, Art-Net, sACN, PoE (Class I), as well …

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