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Bluetooth and Bluetooth Mesh Compliment IoT
Numerous people have asked me about the Internet of Things. One question that I have gotten several times is something like, "The Internet of Things, that's like when your phone connects to your…
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Edward-Elmhurst Health Saves Big with LED Lighting Upgrade with Help of Fairbanks Energy Services

Fairbanks Energy Services, a full-service design, and build energy conservation firm, reported the conclusion of a series of energy efficiency upgrades for Edward-Elmhurst Health, which is among the largest integrated healthcare systems in Illinois. The project resulted in a dramatic reduction in electricity used for lighting. According to Fairbanks Energy…

Philips Lighting Expands Interact Platform to All IoT Applications Using Lighting as a Backbone; Launches New Connected Lighting Systems

Previously, Philips Lighting launched Interact as an office IoT platform. (Ref. Coverage). Now the company has apparently expanded the Interact platform to include all IoT applications. The platform supports the Philips Lighting's plan to deliver new data-enabled services as value extends from lighting products and systems to services. The company…
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E.Leclerc Langon Increases Sales with Location-Based Services from Zumtobel

E.Leclerc Langon a hypermarket in the French town of Langon has tested out the use of location-based services along with a customer loyalty app using technology from Austrian firm Zumtobel. As expected, the technology increased sales. The retailer E.Leclerc wanted to enhance fixed retail through digital transformation. Zumtobel Group Services…

TALQ Consortium to Introduce TALQ Version 2.0 Standard for Smart City Applications

The TALQ Consortium, which developed a global interface standard and certification system for managing outdoor lighting, announced that it will soon introduce TALQ version 2.0, an easy to integrate RESTful/JSON protocol. TALQ version 2.0 addresses numerous smart city applications. According to the consortium, the updated technical specification defines the new…

Philips Introduces LiFi-Enabled Luminaires; Proposes Name Change to Signify

Philips Lighting of the Netherlands is now offering Light Fidelity (LiFi), a technology where high quality LED lighting delivers a broadband Internet connection through light waves. And in other Philips Lighting news with timing that is probably not coincidental, the company has announced its intention to change its name to…

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Carmanah Launches the New EG40 and EG80, Solar LED Outdoor Lights Designed for Developing Markets

Carmanah Technologies, a company known for its solar LED lighting, has launched the EG40 and EG80 solar LED outdoor lighting systems specifically designed for developing regions of the world. Carmanah says that the EG40 and EG80 feature adaptive lighting capabilities and a top-of-pole design that allows the Series to deliver …

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Cree® LMH2 LED Modules Bring Together High CRI and High Efficacy

Cree, Inc. has made its new LMH2 LED module family commercially available. Cree boasts that the LMH2 is the only LED module which provides 80-lumens-per-watt system efficacy combined with CRI greater than 90. The modules feature Cree TrueWhite® Technology, which the company says helps give the modules high efficiency, beautiful …

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D3 and PlayNetwork Collaborate to Offer Digital Media Experiences at New UNIQLO Flagship Stores in New York City

High-end retail stores are getting more and more aggressive about advertising, putting ads everywhere, even on LED and LED backlit video displays all around their own stores. Video display producer, D3 is capitalizing on this trend. D3 LED, LLC (D3), a maker of specialized LED digital display solutions, and PlayNetwork, …

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National Christmas Tree Tradition Gets Makeover with Latest GE-LEDs

The lighting of the National Christmas Tree at president’s park next to the White House in Washington, D.C. has a long history that dates back to 1923 when President Calvin Coolidge lit the first National Christmas tree while families around the country gathered around the radio to listened to him …

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Future Lighting Solutions and Variometal help HBF Stores Realize 70% Energy Savings with SSL

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Future Lighting Solutions is pleased to announce the successful completion of a major lighting project with Variometal in São Paulo, Brazil. The challenge was to replace conventional halogen bulbs with solid-state lighting in HBF stores, including display windows, stock area and dressing rooms. The result is …

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