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Not All Blue Light the Same
Guest Editorial By John Bachner Executive Director of the National Lighting Bureau AMA LIGHTING RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON WRONG METRIC, SAY SPEAKERS AT NATIONAL LIGHTING BUREAU FORUM. The…
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Philips Lighting Offering Lighting as a Managed Service with InterAct Office

Philips Lighting, based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands has launched a new wireless connected lighting system. The company claims that the Philips InterAct Office system enables building managers to reduce energy consumption by up to 70 percent. Also, Philips Lighting contends that without major office renovation the system can help optimize operations and…

U.S. Navy Awards Orion $1.9 Million in New LED Retrofit Contracts

Orion Energy Systems (Orion Lighting) of Manitowoc, Wisconsin USA, reported that the U.S. Navy awarded the company $1.9 million in new contracts. Under the terms of the contracts, Orion will retrofit two naval bases with its newest LED lighting systems, compliant with the U.S. “Trade Agreements Act” and the “Buy…

Philips Lighting and MediaMarkt to Introduce Store Guide App at MediaMarkt Flagship Store

Philips Lighting announced that MediaMarkt’s flagship store in the center of Eindhoven the Netherlands will introduce "Store Guide” app.  The Store Guide app allows customers in the store to use their smartphones to locate products and be guided to products quickly. E-business solution provider novomind developed the MediaMarkt Store Guide…

Tridonic Launches deviceConfigurator

Tridonic has introduced a new software solution for driver configuration the company aptly names deviceConfigurator. The company contends that software allows customers to edit driver settings while reducing programming errors. The application can configure Tridconic’s EXCITE and PREMIUM drivers. The software also supports the company’s DALI USB interface and the…

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GE Lighting to Acquire Lightech, a Technology Leader in LED Drivers

* Expands GE’s capability in solid-state lighting with intelligent power supply technology * Accelerates development of more optimized, energy-efficient LED systems * Gains an experienced technology team and design engineers East Cleveland, Ohio USA – GE Lighting today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Lightech, a privately held, …

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Future Lighting Solutions Assists enLighten Australia in Designing and Implementing Chamaeleon Luminaire

Future Lighting Solutions of Montreal, Canada announced a successful collaboration with enLighten Australia, in designing and implementing a low energy replacement for fluorescent lighting used 24/7 in commercial environments. Future Lighting Solutions worked closely with enLighten Australia’s team in the LED selection process and subsequent proofing of the thermal designs. …

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Evluma Continues to Improve LED Clearlight Design with New Heatsink

LED lighting manufacturer, Evluma, announces continued improvements for the next generation of the popular LED Clearlight 50W Beacon. Replacing the original cast aluminum heatsink, design improvements center on a new, more efficient, forged aluminum heatsink. Evluma is continually improving our designs to achieve maximum performance and adaptability. Seattle, Washington USA–LED …

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US DOE Honors Acuity Brands With 2011 Lighting Facts Special Recognition

Acuity Brands, Inc. reports that it has been recognized by the United States Department of Energy (“DOE”) as one of nine companies honored with the 2011 Lighting Facts Special Recognition. The honor was announced at the recent Solid State Lighting Market Introduction Workshop in Seattle, Washington. Lighting Facts is a voluntary …

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Energy Focus, Inc. Wins $1 Million Ohio Development Grant to Development of Low Cost Light Sensor

Energy Focus, Inc. of Solon, Ohio USA, announced that its research and development team has been selected to receive a $1 million grant from the Ohio Third Frontier Sensors Program. The grant is to develop an ultra-low cost light sensor to complement the company’s IntelliTube LED-based fluorescent replacement technology. Roger …

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