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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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Cirrus Logic Digital Controller/Driver Delivers Near 100 Percent TRIAC Dimmer Compatibility

Cirrus Logic has created an integrated driver, the CS161X, that the company says solves frequent compatibility problems when LED replacement lamps (LED “bulbs”) or luminaires are used with standard TRIAC dimmers. The company, which is known for its analog and mixed signal components, filed over 40 patents in the process …

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U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios Attends Roundtable Discussion at Finelite

Finelite, a manufacturer of LED luminaires in Union City, California USA, hosted a closed roundtable discussion on March 20, 2012, attended by senior official U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios. East Bay Economic Development Alliance (EDA) and East Bay Manufacturing Group (EBMG) organized the discussion. Ms. Rios praised the San Francisco Bay …

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Seesmart Starts $2.3 Million Lighting Retrofit of Pasadena City College


Seesmart, Inc. has been awarded a $2.3 million contract for a lighting retrofit at Pasadena City College.  The retrofit will replace more than 34,000 fluorescent tube lights in campus buildings with Seesmart LED tube lights. Pasadena City College’s anticipate energy savings of $720,000 and 3.7 million kilowatt-hours per year.  Additionally, …

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