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European Commission agrees to delay halogen lamp phase-out for two years

European Commission agrees to delay halogen lamp phase-out for two years

04/20/2015

LightingEurope had lobbied for a delay until 2020, but says that 2018 is an acceptable compromise that will allow the LED-lighting industry to develop more affordable halogen replacement lamps.

Acuity acquires indoor-location-services specialist ByteLight

Acuity acquires indoor-location-services specialist ByteLight

04/16/2015

Former rivals in LED-lighting-based indoor-location services segment make deal providing venture-funded startup ByteLight with an exit through mergers and acquisition.

Philips Lighting supplies LED lighting as a service to Amsterdam airport

Philips Lighting supplies LED lighting as a service to Amsterdam airport

04/16/2015

Working to establish what the company calls a circular economy, Philips Lighting has announced a lighting retrofit at the Schiphol Airport based on a lighting-as-a-service business model.

Tunable lighting comes to LED-based linear fixtures from Architectural Lighting Works

Tunable lighting comes to LED-based linear fixtures from Architectural Lighting Works

04/16/2015

LED-based light engines are allowing Architectural Lighting Works to offer white-point tuning across a large part of its linear fixture line, while the company has also announced three new linear luminaire families.

MaxLite delivers linear fixture designed for LED tubes

MaxLite delivers linear fixture designed for LED-based T8 tubes

04/16/2015

Replacing a fixture can ensure that LED T8 tubes with internal AC/DC drivers meet safety requirements and carry valid UL ratings.

Cooper supplies LED high-bay lighting for University of Illinois gyms

Cooper supplies LED high-bay lighting for University of Illinois gyms

04/15/2015

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign expects to save $70,500 annually in energy and maintenance costs after replacing metal-halide fixtures with Metalux high-bay SSL products.

Cree delivers modular LED light engine with 30% boost in performance

Cree delivers modular LED light engine with 30% boost in performance (UPDATED)

04/15/2015

The LMH2+ is the industry's highest performance modular SSL engine, according to Cree, and can enable luminaires to exceed 100 lm/W in system efficacy.

EPA releases Draft 2 of the Energy Star Lamps specification V2.0

EPA releases Draft 2 of the Energy Star Lamps specification V2.0

04/14/2015

While a key goal of Lamps V2.0 was higher efficacy levels in LED retrofit lamps, the EPA has agreed to lower targets slightly to provide consumers with more choices in energy-saving lamps.

Tridonic announces LED-centric network connectivity and power-distribution technologies

Tridonic announces LED-centric connectivity and power-distribution technologies

04/13/2015

DALI-based network connectivity and management and a DC-based power distribution scheme, with integrated connectivity, come to market in Tridonic drivers, light engines, and gateways.

Sistemalux uses Osram Duris mid-power LEDs in modular linear fixture

Sistemalux uses Osram Duris mid-power LEDs in modular linear fixture

04/13/2015

Mid-power LEDs continue to gain ground in linear applications where the sources can be placed closely together to deliver even illumination with minimal need for thermal mitigation.

Philips Lighting technology will enable Los Angeles networked street lights

Philips Lighting will supply network technology for Los Angeles LED street lights

04/08/2015

The installation will use the Philips CityTouch management platform to control the Los Angeles street light inventory with a wireless node installed on luminaires regardless of the original manufacturer of the luminaire.

Deco Lighting offers ZigBee-based LED driver for its troffer fixtures

Deco Lighting offers ZigBee-based LED driver for its troffer fixtures

04/08/2015

For the second time in recent weeks Daintree Networks has partnered with a manufacturer seeking to add wireless ZigBee support to its product line, and Deco will initially offer wireless functionality in its troffer products.

Philips Lighting adds battery-powered Hue tunable LED product

Philips Lighting adds battery-powered Hue tunable LED product

04/07/2015

Bowl-shaped luminaire integrates a dedicated RGB light engine along with a rechargeable battery to enable users of the Hue systems to move a tunable SSL light source around with them.

German-funded InteGreat LED and luminaire research program moves forward

German-funded LED and luminaire integration research moves forward

04/07/2015

The team working on the InteGreat research and development project, coordinated by Osram Opto Semiconductors, hopes to develop an integrated way to manufacture LEDs that will enable simple and lower-cost system realization for solid-state lighting products.

Cleveland Cavaliers light NBA practice facility with GE Albeo LED high-bay fixtures for sports lighting

Cleveland Cavaliers light NBA practice facility with GE Albeo LED high-bay fixtures (VIDEO)

04/02/2015

The 17,000-ft2 practice floor is lit with more than 70 GE Lighting Albeo fixtures while the team has also installed GE Lumination EL Series luminaires in the locker room.

Cree announces residential-targeted LED T8 tube, new rural outdoor fixture

Cree announces residential-targeted LED T8, new rural outdoor fixture

04/01/2015

A 2700K-CCT LED T8 from Cree has hit Home Depot, while the company has released a new low-end outdoor fixture with a novel optical design for rural applications in the US.

Soraa delivers 10-degree beam in LED PAR20 lamps

Soraa delivers 10-degree beam in LED-based PAR20 lamps

04/01/2015

LED PAR20 lamps can replace 75W and 90W halogen incumbents while delivering flexibility in beam pattern, CCT, and optical accessories.

SEPCO supplies solar-powered LED outdoor lighting to California Marine base

SEPCO supplies solar-powered LED outdoor lighting to California Marine base

04/01/2015

US Marine Corps Air Station Miramar has installed new outdoor SSL around its Bachelor Enlisted Quarters along with solar power for sustainability.

GE Lighting manufactures PFS red phosphor for LED-backlight display applications

GE Lighting manufactures PFS red phosphor for LED display backlight applications

03/31/2015

Narrowband red light conversion allows LCD-based TVs, monitors, and mobile devices to present richer red colors, but GE will reserve the use of the technology for its own lighting products.

GO Scale Capital buys 80.1% interest in Philips' Lumileds and automotive lighting businesses

GO Scale Capital buys 80.1% interest in Philips' Lumileds and automotive lighting businesses

03/31/2015

New company will use the Lumileds name and continue under the leadership of CEO Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre while Sony Wu of China-based GSR Ventures will serve as interim chairman.

Duquesne University installs Cooper WaveStream light-guide-based LED lighting in library

Duquesne University installs Cooper WaveStream-based LED lighting in library

03/30/2015

Planar, light-guide-based SSL products offer adjustable mechanical form factor and deliver both indirect and direct light along with significant energy savings relative to the fluorescent incumbents.

Linear Technology announces DC/DC LED driver IC for 80W SSL applications

Linear Technology announces DC/DC LED driver IC for 80W SSL applications

03/30/2015

Synchronous step-down power-conversion architecture targets LED applications including architectural lighting, digital light projectors (DLPs), and industrial inspection.

Matthew Placzek’s LED-lit sculpture 'Spirit' welcomes Children's Hospital patients

Matthew Placzek’s LED-lit sculpture 'Spirit' welcomes Children's Hospital patients

03/25/2015

A whimsical LED-lit sculpture helps brighten the outlook for Children's Hospital patients and their families, using LED striplights and drivers to illuminate the installation.

Lumileds produces mid-power packaged LED array for single-LES SSL designs

Lumileds produces LED array in mid-power package for single-LES SSL designs

03/24/2015

An array of mid-power LEDs integrated under a 5-mm LES delivers high-power-like performance and is designed to be the sole LED in directional retrofit lamps and luminaires.

LG Innotek announces networked LED drivers developed with Daintree Networks

LG Innotek announces networked LED drivers developed with Daintree Networks

03/24/2015

ZigBee wireless network integrated into new LG Innotek drivers for LED troffer fixtures enables luminaire designs to be controlled and monitored by Daintree's ControlScope platform.

Philips hints at plans for divestiture of Lighting unit, Lumileds deal is near

Philips hints at plans for divestiture of Lighting unit, Lumileds deal is near

03/19/2015

In advance of its annual general meeting, Royal Philips has said that Philips Lighting will likely be divested via an initial public offering next year while the sale of the Lumileds LED unit appears imminent.

Tridonic modular solid-state lighting products enable custom lighting of Zurich university building

Tridonic modular SSL products enable custom lighting of Zurich university building

03/18/2015

Architects relied on modular Tridonic LED light engines and drivers to create a consistent but scalable custom luminaire form for use throughout the new LEE building at ETH University.

Philips Lighting questions lighting standards for office light levels

Philips Lighting questions proper light-level standards for office workers

03/18/2015

Research indicates that workers of age 45 and above need more task light than the typically-recommended 500-lx levels for office applications, and Philips has developed an interactive widget allowing workers to test their lighting.

Acuity focuses new business moves on lighting networks and controls

Acuity and Sensity partner on networks and Acuity expands controls portfolio

03/17/2015

Acuity will be a Sensity NetSense Partner offering comprehensive data gathering and analysis for outdoor lighting networks, while Acuity recently moved to acquire building-automation specialist Distech Controls and also added new smart-lighting fixtures in the Lithonia product line.

Zumtobel conceives new form for floor-standing LED office luminaire design

Zumtobel conceives new form for floor-standing LED office luminaire

03/16/2015

The Linetik SSL product integrates LEDs and reflector-based optics in a sleek design with a tiny cross-section, and the luminaire can deliver both direct and indirect light.

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