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Why Augmented Reality Could be the Ideal Interface for Many Lighting and IOT Apps
I recently reported on a company called Tridonic who along with Zumtobel worked with augmented and virtual reality firm Eon Reality to create an interface for their lighting control and IoT…
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U.S. DOE Releases Report About Power Reporting Capabilities of Commercially Available PoE Lighting Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the first portion of a study examining the power reporting capabilities of marketed power over ethernet connected lighting systems. Power Over Ethernet (PoE) refers to systems which use a single Ethernet cable to both bring low-voltage DC power and enable network communication.…

Ameland Uses Philips Lighting's Connected Streetlights with Wildlife-Friendly ClearSky Technology

Philips Lighting announced a unique connected LED street lighting project. The lighting company will equip the island of Ameland, in the Netherlands, with energy efficient LED street lighting. The streetlights will use the company’s ClearSky technology. Philips Lighting designed the ClearSky spectrum distribution of the lights to be friendly to…
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Cree Signs Royalty Bearing Cross Licensing Agreement with LEDvance

Durham, North Carolina USA-based Cree, Inc. reported that it signed a patent cross-license agreement with German firm Ledvance, Inc., Osram’s global LED lighting business. Under the terms of the cross-licensing agreement, Cree will receive ongoing royalty payments and a royalty-free license to Ledvance’s patent portfolio. In exchange, Ledvance will have…

Tridonic and EON Reality to Demo Augmented Reality Lighting and IoT Interface

Tridonic of Dornbirn, Austria, a supplier of integral lighting solutions and EON Reality Inc., a virtual reality company, have partnered. Together the companies have developed an Augmented Reality control and provisioning interface for Tridonic’s IoT-enabled industrial lighting solution, net4more. Tridonic will demonstrate the augmented reality application at CeBIT as part of…

SloanLED Debuts PDL3 MODUS Downlight for Gas Station Canopies

Ventura California-based SloanLED announced the launch of PDL3 MODUS at PetroForum Africa 2017. The PDL3 MODUS is for canopies, parking garages, coolers, and other applications. The luminaire employs the company’s proprietary power module that gives each driver solution three different lumen settings without replacing any hardware. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="216"] PDL MODUS…

Eaton Launches Two New Suspended Luminaire Families

Power management company Eaton of Peachtree City, Georgia USA, launched the Neo-Ray Covera™ and Converge™ architectural suspended product families. The new suspended luminaires feature the company’s next generation curved WaveStream™ LED technology. The two pendant families combine a modern, minimalist design and advanced optical performance with connected lighting capabilities. The two…

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Ayrton Takes the Stage with Lady Gaga for Super Bowl Halftime Show

Aryton illuminates Lady Gaga Super Bowl Halftime performance

On 5 February Houston, Texas hosted the NFL’s Super Bowl LI, between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium. At the highly-anticipated Pepsi Zero Sugar Halftime Show, Lady Gaga entertained with a high-octane 13-minute performance. Over 115 million people worldwide caught the performance. Lighting designer, Bob …

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Linear 24V, 2300K, 2400K, Incandescent Xenon Light for Sauna & Hammam

Linear 24V, 2300K, 2400K, Incandescent Xenon Light for Sauna & Hammam After numerous tests with different components trying to find solution for lighting saunas and hammams, we have arrived to technical result which permits us to create a family of 3 new types of luminaries based on: – isolated superposed brass conductors B LIght ® …

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