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Philips Lighting deploys LED-based indoor positioning in Carrefour hypermarket

Philips Lighting deploys LED-based indoor positioning in Carrefour hypermarket

05/21/2015

Philips leads Acuity and GE Lighting in SSL-based indoor-location race with the first major retail trial where an LED-based lighting vendor has been publicly named as a partner.

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Feit Electric breaks Bluetooth barriers with new connected lighting (VIDEO)

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Feit Electric (VIDEO)

05/21/2015

LEDs Magazine editor Maury Wright and Feit’s Brian Wilcox discuss pushing the networking boundaries with new Bluetooth Mesh-based connected lighting.

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Harvard Engineering speaks to SSL controls beyond LED drivers (VIDEO)

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Harvard Engineering (VIDEO)

05/21/2015

LEDs Magazine editor Maury Wright and Antony Corrie, vice president of the Americas at Harvard Engineering, discuss SSL controls and LED driver architecture.

Zumtobel validates Limbic theory with LED retail lighting at Gerry Weber

Zumtobel validates Limbic theory with LED lighting at retailer Gerry Weber

05/19/2015

SSL implementations matched to the typical personality of a shopper result in a 10% improvement in retail sales, verifying prior Limbic lighting research in the lab.

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair - Cooper Lighting by Eaton covers scalable sensor-based lighting controls (VIDEO)

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Cooper Lighting by Eaton (VIDEO)

05/19/2015

LEDs Magazine editor Maury Wright and Cooper Lighting’s Kraig Kasler cover scalable sensor-based lighting controls.

Acuity and Johnson Controls deploy solid-state lighting on El Paso streets

Acuity and Johnson Controls deploy SSL on El Paso streets

05/19/2015

LED-based fixtures and Acuity's Roam network and control platform will enable El Paso to reduce energy and operational costs by as much as 67%.

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Future Lighting Solutions expands upon SSL controls (VIDEO)

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Future Lighting Solutions (VIDEO)

05/19/2015

In an interview by LEDs Magazine editor Maury Wright, Patrick Durand of Future Lighting Solutions expands upon the SSL controls capabilities enabled by EnOcean open-platform technology.

Philips Lighting architectural LED lighting will light New York's new Tappan Zee Bridge

Philips Lighting LEDs will light New York's new Tappan Zee Bridge

05/18/2015

Architectural and roadway lighting, along with a merged control interface, will make the new Tappan Zee Bridge under construction in New York an immediate icon.

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Acuity Brands develops smart systems and services (VIDEO)

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Acuity Brands (VIDEO)

05/15/2015

LEDs Magazine chief editor Maury Wright and Lance Hollner speak about smart systems and services developed and implemented by Acuity Brands.

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Cree demos LED array (VIDEO)

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Cree (VIDEO)

05/15/2015

Cree LED product development leader Paul Scheidt gives LEDs Magazine chief editor Maury Wright a closer look at the latest Cree offerings being used in new solid-state lighting reference designs.

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Lutron launches LED drivers (VIDEO)

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Lutron (VIDEO)

05/13/2015

LEDs Magazine chief editor Maury Wright and Lutron design and development leader Ethan Biery discussed LED drivers with granular dimming for a smoother lighting transition.

LED business news: Lunera, MaxLite, Satco, Topaz, Nichia, and Feit LED and SSL IP battles

LED business news: Lunera, MaxLite, Satco, Topaz, Nichia, and Feit IP battles

05/12/2015

Patent-infringement actions have come fast and furious of late in the packaged LED space and in SSL end products, and LightFair seemed to spur further activity.

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – GE Lighting addresses outdoor lighting, smart cities, color quality (VIDEO)

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – GE Lighting (VIDEO)

05/12/2015

LEDs Magazine chief editor Maury Wright interviews Jerry Duffy, GE Lighting’s GM of global lighting products, on the latest outdoor lighting products with smart city capabilities, as well as the company’s recently developed high-color-quality technology.

Packaged LED news at LFI: Luminus, Osram, Samsung, and Everlight

Packaged LED news at LFI: Luminus, Osram, Samsung, and Everlight

05/12/2015

LightFair International 2015 delivered a relatively small number of new packaged-LED announcements, although LED manufacturers shed substantial new light on upcoming trends in the component space and the impact on SSL products.

DOE updates outdoor lighting study in the harsh Arizona desert

DOE updates outdoor lighting study in the harsh Arizona desert

05/11/2015

LED-based outdoor lighting installed along the US border fence near Yuma, AZ is demonstrating a higher level of illuminance variation than anticipated, with the harsh environment the probable cause.

DOE makes nine additional solid-state lighting core-research funding awards

DOE makes nine additional SSL core-research funding awards

05/08/2015

Awarding nearly 10 million research dollars for efficient lighting development, the US Department of Energy tabbed nine companies and research institutions to work on LEDs, OLEDs, SSL, and quantum dots.

Osram demonstrates wirelessly steerable LED downlight

Osram demonstrates wirelessly steerable LED downlight

05/07/2015

Individual control of 61 LEDs allows the OmniPoint SSL downlight to direct light on command over a relatively-wide maximum beam area with the control coming via a smartphone app.

EPA publishes Energy Star Luminaires V2.0 final draft for effect June 1, 2016

EPA publishes Energy Star Luminaires V2.0 final draft for effect June 1, 2016

05/06/2015

After addressing numerous responses to draft 2 of the Luminaires V2.0 specification, the Environmental Protection Agency has delivered a final draft of the new document that will take effect next summer.

SSL networks and controls: Marvell, CSR, LED Engin, and Samsung at LFI

SSL networks and controls: Marvell, CSR, LED Engin, and Samsung at LFI (UPDATED)

05/06/2015

LightFair International has yielded a deluge of LED-centric product and technology announcements in the SSL networks and controls sector, although there remains little agreement on how to best implement connectivity.

DOE recognizes 28 NGL indoor and outdoor solid-state lighting products at LightFair 2015

DOE recognizes 28 NGL indoor and outdoor solid-state lighting products at LightFair 2015

05/05/2015

The 2015 indoor and outdoor luminaire entries were judged based on evolving solid-state lighting technology developments, according to the NGL program’s announcement.

SSL location services: Acuity and GE Lighting launch plans at LightFair

SSL location services: Acuity and GE Lighting launch plans at LightFair

05/05/2015

Qualcomm as a partner is the common link in plans from GE Lighting and Acuity to deliver LED-based lighting products that can enable location services for smartphones in applications such as retail.

LightingEurope documents monetary benefits of human-centric lighting

LightingEurope documents monetary benefits of human-centric lighting (UPDATED)

05/04/2015

LightingEurope, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association, and AT Kearney publish a joint report entitled "Quantified benefits of human centric lighting."

Cree launches high-intensity packaged LEDs, plans TrueWhite array offering

Cree launches high-intensity packaged LEDs, plans TrueWhite array offering

05/04/2015

The XLamp XP-L HI family of packaged LEDs will target maximum candela through secondary optics, while Cree is separately developing BSY plus red high-CRI arrays for ceramic metal-halide replacement.

Everlight claims wins in German and US Nichia LED patent skirmishes

Everlight claims wins in German and US Nichia LED patent skirmishes

04/30/2015

Courts in Germany and the US have found that Nichia LED-centric patents are invalid based on actions brought by Everlight Electronics in both regions.

Cree develops light-guide based LED fixtures for offices and garages

Cree develops light-guide based LED fixtures for offices and garages (UPDATED)

04/30/2015

WaveMax edge-lit optics deliver lighting in two directions and enable sleek LED-based luminaire designs for high-end office space and optimized parking-garage applications.

SSL industry progresses toward new color quality metrics

SSL industry progresses toward new color quality metrics

04/29/2015

A two-metric system under development in an IES subcommittee would separately address the issues of color fidelity and gamut and address the long-understood shortcoming of CRI.

Royal Philips and OLEDWorks strike acquisition deal on OLED panels and manufacturing

Royal Philips and OLEDWorks strike acquisition deal on OLED panels and manufacturing

04/28/2015

OLEDWorks will acquire ownership of Philips Lighting's OLED technology platform and manufacturing facility, although the deal will result in a new legal entity and continued use of the Philips brand name.

Osram delivers new auto-targeted packaged LEDs, and IR LEDs

Osram delivers new auto-targeted packaged LEDs, and IR LEDs

04/22/2015

The Synios P 2720 family of packaged LEDs is designed to optimize optical efficiency in automotive exterior-lighting applications where the LED is coupled directly to a light guide.

Osram contemplates divestiture of parts of its lighting business

Osram contemplates divestiture of parts of its lighting business

04/21/2015

Company management hopes to separate portions of the Classic Lamps & Ballast, and LED Lamps & Systems units into a separate company to focus the bulk of Osram's efforts on its LEDs, professional lighting, and the Specialty Lighting unit including LED-based automotive lighting.

Philips Lighting delivers sub-five dollar 60W-equivalent LED retrofit lamp

Philips Lighting delivers sub-five dollar 60W-equivalent LED lamp

04/21/2015

The cost-optimized LED-lamp design will allow the Initial supply from Home Depot to be distributed in a twin pack with customers receiving two 800-lm bulbs for $4.97.

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