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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

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

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.

Outdoor lighting: Connected cities, new LED fixtures, and surveillance services

Outdoor lighting: Connected cities, new LED fixtures, and surveillance services

04/21/2015

GE Lighting announces new connected outdoor SSL projects while Spaulding launches surveillance features for street lights and US Architectural Lighting expands its sleek offerings.

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.

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