Editorials

Usability and Security Should not be Mutually Exclusive in IoT-Connected Lighting

Interoperability is the goal for many Internet of Things devices. However, one issue that is often overlooked in the installation Internet-connected devices including lighting is the security of such systems. This multi-protocol compatibility that allows interoperability can open up such devices to the security issues of those multiple protocols. The …

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Not All Blue Light the Same

Guest Editorial By John Bachner Executive Director of the National Lighting Bureau AMA LIGHTING RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON WRONG METRIC, SAY SPEAKERS AT NATIONAL LIGHTING BUREAU FORUM. The American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) warnings about too much “blue light” at night are seriously flawed: The AMA developed them using a measuring tool that …

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A look back at 2016 and Predictions for 2017

During 2016, the LED lighting industry saw the adoption of LED lighting expand across all segments. More and more companies began producing LED lamps and luminaires. This increased competition drove down the prices for LED lighting resulting in reduced profit margins, especially for the well-established firms.LED chip makers were the …

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OLED Lighting Needs Vast Improvement Before it Matures as a Technology

By SSLDesign Editor, Scott McMahan The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published the CALiPER Report 24 detailing performance and accelerated lifetime testing of OLED luminaires. The report is the first CALiPER report independently procuring and evaluating OLED luminaires. As expected, OLED luminaires have a long way to go before they …

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Thoughts on LiFi and Lighting as a Service

By Scott McMahan, Editor of SolidStateLightingDesign.com Visual Light Communication uses modulated LED lamps to transmit data. Using this modulated light to transmit data from the Internet is known as LiFi. Professor Harald Haas who founded pureLiFi speculated about the future of the lighting industry when faced with LED lamps and …

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