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    July/August 2023 LEDs Magazine
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    Manufacturing Services & Testing

    LAST WORD | Policymakers renew rallying cry for fluorescent lamp phase-out

    July 28, 2023
    Co-chairs of the Minamata Convention on Mercury – Africa Region call upon the global lighting industry to support an amendment to mercury-lamp phase-out plans.
    All images courtesy of Claude Zhu
    FIG. 1. In Hamilton, New Zealand, a digital billboard located close to an intersection with display colors similar to traffic signals could interfere with drivers’ attention and reaction time.
    Specialty SSL

    DIGITAL SIGNAGE | Consider digital billboards a contributing outdoor light source

    July 28, 2023
    CLAUDE ZHU explores the impact of an increase in digital billboards along roadways to drivers and recommends implementing guidance based on reviewed studies and available ordinances...
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    Connected SSL & Controls

    CONTROLS | How can AI rewrite the lighting controls value proposition?

    July 28, 2023
    LANDON MILES says the lighting industry needs to expand its assessment of artificial intelligence in lighting controls to account for less tangible — but no less significant —...
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    Connected SSL & Controls

    PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT | Smart Technologies & Controls

    July 28, 2023
    This month's focus centers on sensors, software, and hardware that support connectivity and smart lighting control capabilities.
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    Spurthy Yogananda cites curiosity, vision, and emotional intelligence as qualities to be nurtured in design mentorship relationships.
    Architectural Lighting

    ARCHITECTURAL SSL | Spotlight on Spurthy Yogananda of HLB Lighting Design

    July 28, 2023
    In an Architectural SSL interview, WANDA LAU learns what placed SPURTHY YOGANANDA on the path to lighting design.

    More content from Volume 20, Issue 5

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    In an AC distribution system (left, red), AC power coming off the grid must be converted to DC power at each DC load. In a DC distribution system (right, blue), native DC power from a solar array simply needs to be stepped down in voltage before powering DC loads. The result is a much more energy-efficient system.
    Connected SSL & Controls

    ENERGY EFFICIENCY | The rise of DC microgrids

    July 28, 2023
    Solid-state lighting has been a key driver for DC power proponents, but energy experts tell KRISTIN LEWOTSKY the greater opportunity for building power-distribution efficiency...
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    Yellow Goat Design’s North American team, led by Carey Schuster (second from left) brings together craftspeople, artists, and designers to realize a harmonized yet unique vision for each client.
    Architectural Lighting

    PROFILES IN LIGHTING | Yellow Goat Design

    July 28, 2023
    Initially launched in Australia, the North American division of Yellow Goat Design has earned accolades for its multilayered approach to crafting meaningful lighting design pieces...
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    Manufacturing Services & Testing

    CODES & STANDARDS | National energy standard influences commercial building code

    July 28, 2023
    CRAIG DILOUIE summarizes modifications in the 2019 90.1 energy reference standard that states will likely use for commercial energy code adoption, and compares alternatives to...
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    FIG. 1. An AI-backed software platform with a user-friendly interface allows greenhouse growers to diversify production with easily configurable lighting zones.
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    INDUSTRY INSIGHTS | How AI facilitates indoor agriculture efficiencies

    July 28, 2023
    With AI algorithms providing data analytics and, in turn, responsive lighting capabilities, FRANCOIS ROY-MOIŞAN explains how growers can leverage smart technology to future-proof...
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    The City of Mesa, Ariz., has worked with Signify to replace its streetlights with LEDs linked in a smart-city network.
    Connected SSL & Controls

    PROJECTS | Smart lighting technology enriches community experience and safety

    July 28, 2023
    The cities of Mesa, Arizona, and Chicago upgrade their streetlights to LEDs powered by smart technology that delivers cost savings and improves public services, writes MURRYE ...
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    LEDs & SSL Design

    COMMENTARY | Always learning, always growing

    July 28, 2023
    Editor-in-chief CARRIE MEADOWS reflects on the engagement with the LED and SSL industry that has supported her career path and continues to influence the focus of LEDs Magazine...
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    The Li-Fi industry has been calling on phone makers and other device manufacturers to embed Li-Fi. So far it hasn't happened. PureLiFi, Fraunhofer, and others hope that 802.11bb dials up a difference.
    Connected SSL & Controls

    At last: IEEE approves a Li-Fi standard (UPDATED)

    July 13, 2023
    The new 802.11bb now sits alongside the 802.11 of Wi-Fi. But will an ITU alternative curb the enthusiasm?
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    Lighting for Health & Wellbeing

    Lumileds aims to take back the night with low-blue LED offerings

    July 12, 2023
    LED developer says NightScape technology delivers blue light levels below 2% to meet stringent outdoor lighting regulations.
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    The Aibel substation with Glamox lighting sitting at the dock in Haugesund, Norway (above) before sailing to the Dogger Bank Wind Farm in March. Glamox is lighting both the interior and exterior (photos below).
    Specialty SSL

    Glamox ahoy: The Oslo company launches its latest offshore wind lighting project

    July 6, 2023
    An electrical substation with 640 rugged luminaires sailed from Norway and is now in the North Sea, ready for connection to the U.K. grid.
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    This LIA seal of approval proves circularity as prescribed by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.
    Manufacturing Services & Testing

    Don’t just say you’re circular. Prove it.

    June 29, 2023
    Two British trade groups join forces to certify that lighting products live up to vendors’ eco claims.