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Seoul AC-LED light engine enables omnidirectional SSL lamps

Seoul AC-LED light engine enables omnidirectional SSL lamps

07/30/2014

Unique reflector optic combines with high-voltage LEDs in SSL module that can form the basis of retrofit A-lamps with omnidirectional beam distribution.

1000Bulbs.com launches 60W-equivalent LED lamp at six dollars

1000Bulbs.com launches 60W-equivalent LED lamp at six dollars

07/29/2014

Sold under the PLT brand, the 1000Bulbs 60W-equivalent LED lamp delivers 800 lm with a design that looks much like an A19 lamp.

US Department of Energy (DOE) Caliper report identifies shortcomings of LED MR16 lamps

DOE Caliper report identifies shortcomings of LED MR16 lamps

07/29/2014

LED MR16 lamps generally lag legacy halogen lamps in lumen output and CBCP, and the DOE found sparse choices in high-CRI lamps when purchasing products on the commercial market for a Caliper report.

Everlight adds high-voltage packaged LEDs to mid- and high-power portfolio

Everlight adds high-voltage packaged LEDs to mid- and high-power portfolio

07/28/2014

Standard packaged LED configurations feature a 30V input and enable simpler driver designs by minimizing the difference between the line input and driver output in SSL systems. 

EPA further clarifies Energy Star V1.1 lamp requirements, adds CBCP tool

EPA further clarifies Energy Star V1.1 lamp requirements, adds CBCP tool

07/23/2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency continues to tune V1.1 of the Energy Star Lamps specification even as the V1.0 specification is being adopted in the LED lamp market.

Luxy Star adds flexibility to LED desk lamp, and USB-based charging for smart devices

Luxy Star adds flexibility to LED desk lamp, and USB-based charging for smart devices

07/23/2014

Luxy Star Lichttechnik continues to turn out new versions of its Smart LED Desk Lamp with the newest version offering simpler left-to-right adjustment of the light engine and universal USB charging.

HessAmerica launches outdoor pedestrian lighting in innovative form factors

HessAmerica launches outdoor pedestrian lighting in innovative form factors (UPDATED)

07/23/2014

The Parco family of luminaires lights areas such as pedestrian walkways and plazas with form factors and mounting options that deliver a novel, stylish feel and accurate beam control with no uplight.

Schreder lights Nevada Interstate tunnel with LEDs, adds adaptive controls

Schréder lights Nevada Interstate tunnel with LEDs, adds adaptive controls

07/23/2014

The 1394-ft Carlin Tunnel in northeastern Nevada now features LED lighting in the eastbound bore with the westbound bore slated for completion by November.

GE Lighting's Albeo lights Boston University athletic center with LED high bays

GE Lighting's Albeo lights Boston University athletic center with LED high bays

07/23/2014

SSL fixtures replace aging metal halide lighting, eliminating the noise from ballasts, reducing maintenance costs, and slashing electrical usage by 770,000 kWh annually.

DOE publishes LED outdoor lighting report, charts performance gains

DOE publishes LED outdoor lighting report, charts performance gains

07/22/2014

The latest US Department of Energy Caliper Snapshot Report on outdoor lighting reveals that the industry has now delivered products capable of replacing 400W high-pressure sodium lights while also delivering better and more pleasing light quality.

British Columbia creates bulk purchasing initiative for LED street lights

British Columbia creates bulk purchasing initiative for LED street lights

07/22/2014

BC Hydro, Shared Service BC, and Ministry of Environment form an LED street light program, guided by LightSavers Canada, that will enable municipalities to save money on SSL street light conversions.

Harvard offers LED linear engines for manufacturers of fluorescent fixtures

Harvard offers LED linear engines for manufacturers of fluorescent fixtures

07/22/2014

Lighting manufacturers that currently have linear fluorescent fixtures in their product portfolio can easily develop new LED versions based on Harvard drivers and light engines.

How do plug-and-play T8s stack up against ballast-bypass LED lamps?

How do plug-and-play T8s stack up against ballast-bypass LED lamps? (MAGAZINE)

07/22/2014

Laura Peters evaluates the photometric, electrical, and financial hurdles to retrofitting linear fluorescent lamps with LED-based tubes, including both plug-and-play products and tubes that require rewiring.

When the going gets tough, LEDs lighten up

When the going gets tough, LEDs lighten up (MAGAZINE)

07/22/2014

Extreme conditions and high-risk environments in hazardous locations mean that LED luminaires must be designed to meet a unique set of challenging criteria, discovers Caroline Hayes.

LEDs get more control options, innovation advances in SSL designs

LEDs get more control options, innovation advances in SSL designs (MAGAZINE)

07/22/2014 The exhibit floor at LightFair International (LFI) 2014 indicated trends, some familiar and some new, in LED lighting: mobile devices as an interface for smart lighting systems; in-store communication platforms based on LED lights; plastics used as light guides; and LED linear lights as replaceme...
LED lighting advances in horticultural applications, boosts productivity

LED lighting advances in horticultural applications, boosts productivity

07/22/2014

A Japanese indoor farm produces 10,000 heads of lettuce per day under LED lighting while university researchers study the impacts on SSL in bedding plant and tomato applications.

DOE announces 2015 research funding opportunities in LEDs and OLEDs

DOE announces 2015 research funding opportunities in LEDs and OLEDs

07/21/2014

Research opportunities in the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs will be formally announced in August with letters of intent due September 2.

LED business news: CRS Electronics placement, Evluma, Cree, Evolucia, and SemiLEDs

LED business news: CRS Electronics placement, Evluma, Cree, Evolucia, and SemiLEDs

07/16/2014

LED lamp and luminaire maker CRS Electronics will get a private cash infusion, while Evluma and Cree expand facilities, Evolucia prepares to defend IP, and SemiLEDs announces financials.

Halco recalls LED PAR lamps, announces extended-life fluorescent T8s

Halco recalls LED PAR lamps, announces extended-life fluorescent T8s

07/16/2014

Halco Lighting has announced 60,000-hour-rated fluorescent T8 lamps, while on the LED side the manufacturer is recalling LED PAR lamps in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Ephesus Lighting will supply LED lighting for Ottawa Senators hockey

Ephesus Lighting will supply LED lighting for Ottawa Senators hockey

07/15/2014

SSL has moved slowly into arena lighting, but maturing technology will lead to more projects such as the LED lighting retrofit of the Canadian Tire Centre.

The 3D solid-state lighting (SSL) implementation is combined with an interactive control pedestal at ground level that allows the public to control the lighting.

Multilayer LED design blankets Peru bank

07/15/2014

A team led by Claudia Paz Lighting Studio has created a new LED-based façade lighting project on a Banco de Crédito del Peru (BCP) building in Lima, Peru.

The 3D solid-state lighting (SSL) implementation is combined with an interactive control pedestal at ground level that allows the public to control the lighting.

Multilayer LED design blankets Peru bank façade (VIDEO)

07/15/2014

A team led by Claudia Paz Lighting Studio has created a new LED-based façade lighting project on a Banco de Crédito del Peru (BCP) building in Lima, Peru.

Richmond home developer installs LED-based solar street lighting

Richmond home developer installs LED-based solar street lighting

07/15/2014

The potential savings in eliminating the need for trenching and wiring conventional street lights led Premier homes to turn to solar SSL products from Sol Inc. for the new Randolph West residential neighborhood.

DOE updates MSSLC LED luminaire spec, issues fact sheet on light and health

DOE updates MSSLC LED luminaire spec, issues fact sheet on light and health

07/14/2014

Version 2.0 of the Model specification for LED roadway luminaires offers a more streamlined structure and updated references to standards and other documents, while the DOE has warned that more effort is needed to understand the implications of light on human health and wellbeing.

EPA announces results of LED lamp push, plans new marketing initiative

EPA announces results of LED lamp push, plans new marketing initiative

07/10/2014

The Energy Star LED bulb challenge that spanned Earth Days resulted in 20 million lamps sold, and now the agency is planning a new marketing initiative via Facebook beginning this September.

Cooper Lighting linear LED fixtures graze the walls in the new Mumbai airport terminal

Cooper Lighting linear LED fixtures graze the walls in the new Mumbai airport terminal

07/09/2014

The architects created a decorative stainless-steel panel along 4.8-km of walls in the new T2 terminal, and the wall grazing io Series of linear LED fixtures from Cooper deliver light through perforations.

GE Lighting adds LED-based planar troffer with dimming support

GE Lighting adds LED-based planar troffer with dimming support

07/09/2014

The Lumination BR series adds to GE's growing line of direct-lit recessed troffers with a diffuse lens and uniform light output, and adds support for dimming and controls.

Hubbell integrates two sensing technologies for accurate occupancy detection

Hubbell integrates two sensing technologies for accurate occupancy detection

07/09/2014

Passive infrared and ultrasonic technologies allow the LightHAWK2 family of in-room sensors to more accurately detect the presence of a person and the sensors also support daylighting for energy savings.

Lattice Power gets cash infusion to support GaN-on-Si LED development

Lattice Power gets cash infusion to support GaN-on-Si LED development

07/09/2014

Asia Pacific Resources Development Investment, GSR Ventures, Mayfield Fund, and Crescent HydePark deliver $80 million in new funding to Lattice Power and its gallium-nitride-on-silicon LED technology development.

LED, UV, and OLED R&D: BluGlass, SETi, and Pixelligent

LED, UV, and OLED R&D: BluGlass, SETi, and Pixelligent

07/08/2014

Research and development efforts around the globe seek to boost the light output of solid-state sources in the visible and UV spectrums, attempting to broaden the application space.

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