Philips and the Dubai Municipality Set New Record in LED Efficacy

Early in October 2016, Philips Lighting and the Dubai Municipality announced that they had developed the most efficient LED bulb in the market through a joint venture. The product line is called Philips Dubai, and it aims to be a direct replacement for incandescent bulbs, offering a record-breaking efficacy of 200 lumens per watt. This […]

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03/10/2016   /   , , ,

OSRAM Bets on the Internet of Things with a Business Incubator

OSRAM Bets on the Internet of Things with a Business Incubator

With the rise of technologies such as Power over Ethernet and visible light communication, as well as the ever-decreasing cost of LED fixtures, connected lighting can be expected to go mainstream within the next few years – potentially becoming the backbone of the Internet of Things. The leading brands in the lighting industry are aware […]

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5 Lighting Startups to Watch in 2017

The lighting industry is among the fastest-evolving sectors of technology, and LED lighting in particular is being adopted at faster rates than both renewable energy and electric vehicles. The Internet of Things and advanced manufacturing techniques are among the main trends that will shape the industry in the near future, and talent is also becoming […]

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The European Union is Banning Halogen Lighting

Halogen lamps are up to 25 percent more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs, and they have two characteristics that make them a popular product among homeowners: they can produce an appealing warm white color, especially when dimmed; and they offer a color rendering index of 100, which means the natural colors of objects can be […]

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12/09/2016   /   , , , ,

Deploying Smart LED Lighting for Inventory Control

Deploying Smart LED Lighting for Inventory Control

The big-box store industry is simple in principle but fiercely competitive: these stores deal mostly with basic products that show few differences across brands, and whoever has the lowest price wins. Distribution centers represent a considerable source of expenses for large retailers such as Wal-Mart and Carrefour, and these companies are seeking innovative technologies that […]

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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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29/08/2016   /   , , ,

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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Are You a Talented Lighting Professional? LightPro is Now Available!

If you are a professional of the lighting industry, clients from around the world are now at your reach through the LightPro freelancing platform. At LightPro, lighting professionals can sign up, browse through the available jobs and submit bids for free, and are only charged an affordable fee of 10% upon project completion. If you […]

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22/08/2016   /   , , ,

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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15/08/2016   /   , , , ,

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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01/08/2016   /   , , ,

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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