Choosing Between Integral LED Troffers and Replacement Tubes

LED lighting is now a viable upgrade for fluorescent lighting in commercial settings, offering savings of over 30 percent and a service life that is two to five times longer, depending on the specific product chosen. There are two main approaches a company can follow when deploying commercial LED lighting: Using LED tubes designed for […]

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UNI Publishes a New Standard for Lighting Design in Italy

UNI Publishes a New Standard for Lighting Design in Italy

The UNI, or Ente Nazionale Italiano de Unificazione, is the maximum authority on standardization in Italy. UNI is a non-profit organization that publishes regulations for various aspects of commercial and industrial activity, and on March 2016 they released a new standard for lighting design. What Does the New UNI Lighting Standard Consist of? The standard […]

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Should Lawmakers Require a Minimum CRI for Lighting Products?

Should Lawmakers Require a Minimum CRI for Lighting Products?

The color rendering performance of a light source is among the most important factors to consider during lighting design, since it determines if the product can represent the natural colors of objects faithfully. When incandescent light bulbs are upgraded to CFL or LED, and the new lighting effect is found to be “ugly”, poor color […]

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The Role of LED Lighting in the Smart Home

The Role of LED Lighting in the Smart Home

The concept of the smart home has become a buzzword in the electric industry, and there are strong reasons why. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), the world will have millions of new connected devices over the next decade, and they will fully transform the value chain of power companies: these connected […]

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How Will the TM-30 Standard Benefit the Lighting Industry?

Color science is a very complex topic, and the color rendering performance of lighting sources can completely change how objects and spaces are perceived. Currently, the Color Rendering Index (CRI) is the go-to metric when assessing the quality of lighting: a CRI of 100 means that the light source faithfully renders the natural colors of […]

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How Do Different Types of LED Tubes Compare in Terms of Efficacy?

How Do Different Types of LED Tubes Compare in Terms of Efficacy?

Ever since 2010, the US Department of Energy has been running the LED Lighting Facts program, which has the goal of providing information on LED products from manufacturers who are committed to industry standards when testing their products and reporting performance. The LED Lighting Facts label provides key pieces of information on lighting performance, including: […]

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Rated Life and Lumen Maintenance Life: Know the Difference

When dealing with LED lighting sources, the definition failure can be very broad. There are scenarios where it is obvious, for example if a fixture is damaged beyond repair by an electric fault. However, light sources also suffer a deterioration of their luminous output over time, and a fixture that can no longer provide enough […]

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Third-Generation LED Modules by Samsung Will Offer Record Efficacy

Third-Generation LED Modules by Samsung Will Offer Record Efficacy

Near the end of August 2016, Samsung announced that it would soon launch the third generation of its H-Series LED linear modules. It is important to note that these modules are not sold directly to the public – they are components purchased by lighting manufacturers, who use them as inputs in the assembly of integral […]

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How Power over Ethernet will Combine Lighting and Networking

How Power over Ethernet will Combine Lighting and Networking

The concept of Power over Ethernet (PoE) is exactly what its name implies: using network cable, and not traditional AC circuits, to deliver electric power for lighting fixtures. PoE has become possible with the rise of LED lighting, which has a low enough power consumption to use DC voltages delivered by Ethernet cable. Both the […]

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LED Lighting Will Conquer the Industry Within the Next Decade

LED Lighting Will Conquer the Industry Within the Next Decade

In the year 2000, LEDs were limited to the role of indicating lights in electronic devices and other pieces of equipment, and their use for lighting applications was just a concept being tested in laboratories. By 2010, LED lighting products had already reached the market, but they were too expensive and their savings were unable […]

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Maintenance Savings with LED Lighting

LED products are often advertised based on their direct energy savings, but that is only one of many benefits they offer. Other than being energy efficient, LED lighting is characterized by being robust and having a long service life, which translates into significant maintenance savings over the service life of an installation. LED Lighting Lasts […]

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Materials Science is Making Li-Fi Communications 40 Times Faster

Materials Science is Making Li-Fi Communications 40 Times Faster

The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating a lot of buzz across many industries, and there are strong reasons why: it is a technology that will revolutionize lifestyles, transportation, communication and business. To put it in simple terms, Li-Fi is like Wi-Fi, but it uses light pulses instead of radio waves and can transfer data […]

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