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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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DOE Issues $150 Million Funding Opportunity and Announces SBIR/SBTT Awards

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) announced a $150 million funding opportunity. (See DE-FOA-0000670: Open Funding Opportunity Announcement ) The SBIR and SBTT funding specifically mentions solid state lighting and SSL package improvement. (See: topic 3a, page3) This funding is targeting improvements in SSL devices suitable for …

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Switch Lighting Introduces LED Replacement Lamp Claiming Output Equivalent to 100W A-lamp

Switch Lighting of San Jose, California USA, has launched an A series LED-based bulb that they are claiming provides a full 1600 lumen output and radial flux as good as the 100W incandescent that it is intended to replace. The Silicon Valley startup has generated a lot of mainstream buzz …

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White Light Illuminates Sculptures at High House Production Park

High House Production Park in Purfleet was created to provide state-of-the-art facilities for practitioners in the creative and technical theatre industries. The Production Park is home to organizations including the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural.   Recently the Production Park launched their display …

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LumaStream joins Bridgelux Ecosystem program

LumaStream’s president and CEO, Eric Higgs, announced that LumaStream has signed a cooperation agreement with Bridgelux under the Bridgelux Ecosystem Program. Higgs sees the agreement as a foundation for further market and technical developments with Bridgelux. “We are extremely impressed with efficiency and performance of the Bridgelux arrays. The quality …

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