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Continuing Education: The Lifeblood of Electrical Contractors Including Lighting Installers
In this guest editorial, Capital TriState a continuing education firm for electrical contractors, argues that the increasingly complex work of electrical contractors including lighting installers…
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After 18 great years, we're wrapping up the sites...

It seems like only a short time ago that we launched the original CompoundSemi Online News, which started it all. It was 2000 (yes, Y2K) and online publishing was just getting started. "The compounds" were that geeky technology that was enabling the mobile communications and optical communications revolutions, and LEDs…

London Bridges to Get Signify LED Lighting Along with Control and Monitoring Service

Each year there are about 200 million crossings over the 15 bridges going to and from London. By 2022, up to 15 of these bridges will be illuminated with LED lighting from Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting. Signify reported that the Illuminated River Foundation awarded it the contract to…

Cree Launches FLEX Series LED Specification Troffers

Cree, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina USA, announced the FLEX Series LED Specification Troffer. The company claims that the FLEX Series troffers give architects and lighting specifiers remarkable design freedom. Cree points to U.S. Department of Energy finding that about 50 percent of all luminaires used in the U.S. commercial…

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia USA— The National Lighting Bureau’s “Lighting-Designer Directory” comprises more than 5,500 listings covering all U.S. states and, now, the Bureau is expanding the Directory to cover all of Canada’s provinces. According to Bureau Executive Director John Bachner, “We encourage all qualified lighting designers to register; there’s no charge …

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GE Selling Intelligent Environments Business, Current to Private Equity Firm

GE reported a proposed deal to sell its intelligent environments business, Current, powered by GE, to American Industrial Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. Current, powered by GE, a three-year-old startup, recently began introducing industrial LED lighting with the company’s environmental sensing technology embedded. Current’s latest product release, for …

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Current by GE Launches New LED Replacement for 1000W HID Lamps; Introduces Two New Lighting Controls

Current, powered by GE unveiled a new LED replacement lamp designed to replace 1000W high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps. The product, which fits existing HID lamp fixtures, boasts 60 percent less electricity consumption than the HID lamp it replaces. Current points out that with a majority of U.S. industrial facilities still …

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Navigation Forecasts 7.6% CAGR in the TLED Market from 2018 to 2027

Navigant Research predicts that the global market for tubular LEDs (TLEDs) examines the commercial market for tubular light-emitting diodes (TLEDs), will grow by 7.6% CAGR from 2018 to 2027. The firm cites declining prices for TLEDs, a desire to reduce energy consumption, and building codes and standards that require more …

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