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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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Borden Lighting Luminaires with Bridgelux LED Arrays Illuminate Walkways at San Francisco’s Presidio

Borden Lighting announced that the Presidio of San Francisco has installed LED walkway lighting to enhance the beauty, safety and energy efficiency of the national park.  The walkway lighting from Borden Lighting leverages Bridgelux LED arrays. The indirect post top walkway luminaires now light the scenic vistas of the historic Presidio. …

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Power Integrations Launches Convenient Online Selection Tool for LED Driver Reference Designs

San Jose, California USA-Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), maker of the world’s most efficient, longest-lasting off-line LED driver ICs, today launched an online selection tool that enables users to rapidly identify the best power supply reference design for their LED lighting application. The LED Design Selector allows engineers to enter simple …

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Renesas Electronics Announces Driver IC for High-Efficiency LED Lighting Applications with Built-In Dimming Function for More Compact Systems and Enhanced Accuracy

Enables Approximately 40 Percent Reduction in Mounting Area for External Dimmable Circuit; Evaluation Board to be Released TOKYO–a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the availability of its new driver IC, the R2A20135SP. The newest member of Renesas’ driver IC family is designed for high-accuracy, high-efficiency LED lighting …

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