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Diversified Tech Firms with Lighting Divisions Switching Focus Away from General Lighting
Some of the major LED Lighting makers are switching their focus as the LED lighting technology matures. Cree is switching its focus to power electronics and RF. Osram is now increasing its focus on…
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EU Banning Certain Halogen Bulbs

The European Union's ban on producing or importing halogen bulbs will go into effect as of September 1, 2018. Back in 2016, Halogen GU10 spotlights were been banned. The new ban effects E27 Edison screw (ES) or B22 bayonet bulbs (BC), reportedly the most common type of halogen bulbs in…
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Deako Introduces Bluetooth Mesh-Enabled Smart Switches and Dimmers with Touch Panels

Deako has introduced a series of unique switch products for new home construction and renovation.The company's new Smart Switch and Smart Dimmer employ the Bluetooth Mesh standard. Wes Nicol, with Deako COO explained, "It uses Bluetooth Mesh. Your phone communicates directly with the switches. Each switch repeats the signals to…

Eaton Introduces New Corelite and Neo-Ray Define Linear Luminaires

Power management company Eaton reported the expansion of its architectural connected lighting product offering. The company says that the new linear luminaires offer new options for architects and designers that want to increase building operating efficiency through the use of controls and data analysis. According to Eaton, the second generation…

Columbia Lighting Introduces Multipurpose Linear Luminaire

Columbia Lighting based in Greenville, South Carolina launched the new MultiPurpose Linear luminaire. The company says that the luminaire provides continuous illumination, integrated controls, multiple lens options and single or row mounting. The MultiPurpose Linear comes in two-foot, four-foot, eight-foot lengths. Mounting options include surface, wall, suspended, pendant, t-bar or…

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World’s first light bulb recycling machine launched

Revend Recycling Ltd, a UK corporation, announces today the launch of an innovative reverse vending recycling machine for the collection and recycling of domestic light bulbs and domestic batteries. 

 The patented reVend® reverse vending recycling machine is the “FIRST” domestic light bulb reverse vending recycling machine of its type …

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It’s probably not hard to figure out that I’m into “business”. Markets, trends, technology, channels and the general allocation of resources has long been not just an interest, but a passion, as well as an area of expertise. (A few decades successful in sales, marketing and technology industry management might …

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Acuity Brands’ Lithonia Lighting Makes New Surface Mount LED Luminaire for Ambient Lighting Availabile

Acuity Brands, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia USA has launched the surface mounted Lithonia Lighting® STLED luminaire. The company says that the STLED product features improved efficacy over previous generation surface mounted products. It joins the company’s RTLED, ACLED, VTLED and TLED series as a part of the Lithonia Lighting LED …

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