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  • Jul 9, 2014
    News

    Security Firm Hacks Connected LED Lighting System

    Amid all the froth around the Internet of Things we’ve heard very little discussion of the security implications of those widget-packed networks. A recent report by a security company that its team had taken over a LIFX system could start that discussion....More
  • Jul 2, 2014
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    Philips Combines Lumileds and Automotive Lighting for Spin-Off

    Royal Philips, Amsterdam, Netherlands, which since its acquisition of Lumileds in 2005 has been pushing solid-state lighting research and product development about as hard as anyone, is moving to restructure its lighting business for faster growth....More
  • Jun 27, 2014
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    Energy Watch News: Modesto, Calif., Could Pull Plug On Energy Project

    It seems that despite all the work and enthusiasm going on around energy efficiency and the push to upgrade roadway lighting systems to LED sources, sometimes a city will change its mind....More
  • May 29, 2014
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    GE Lighting and ByteLight Team on In-Store Location

    The appearance of a new partnership between lighting giant GE Lighting and a Boston-based startup company exploring location systems that connect lighting and mobile devices, ByteLight, suggests more real-world applications of this kind of technology will soon be seen in the wild....More
  • May 12, 2014
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    Colonial Electric Acquires Lighting Fixture & Supply in Allentown

    Colonial Electric Supply, King of Prussia, Pa., gained its 25th counter location with the acquisition of Lighting Fixture & Supply, Allentown, Pa., a local lighting and electrical supply house who has served the Lehigh Valley for over fifty years....More
  • Apr 30, 2014
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    Survey Shows LED Installations Surpassing Fluorescents for the First Time in 2014

    Lighting professionals expect to install more LED than fluorescent fixtures over the coming year, the first time this has happened, according to the 4th annual lighting survey released today by energy-efficient lighting manufacturer Precision-Paragon (P2), an energy-efficient lighting specialist that’s part of Hubbell Lighting....More
  • Apr 21, 2014
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    Unexpected side-effects of the LED revolution: your dingy shirts

    Website Gizmodo had an amusing find over the weekend, an article about how LEDs, which don’t illuminate much in the ultraviolet spectrum, fail to excite certain laundry detergent ingredients that “make your whites look whiter.” Many laundry detergents contain fluorescent whitening agents, or FWAs, which absorb ultraviolet light and re-emit it as a visible blue wavelength. This slightly bluish tinge helps overpower the yellowish hue of, say, a well-worn undershirt, making that nasty old rag look radiant and white....More
  • Apr 1, 2014
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    NEMA: Demand Growth for T5 and T12 Fluorescents Beats T8, but T8 Share Still Dominates

    shipments of T5 and T12 linear fluorescent lamps improved by 9.9 percent and 9.4 percent, respectively, on a quarterly basis during 2013Q4. Shipments of T8 lamps, by contrast, contracted 2.1 percent quarter-to-quarter....More
  • Mar 18, 2014
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    NEMA Lighting Systems Index gains ground

    NEMA said its Lighting Systems Index gained traction during the fourth quarter of 2013, increasing by 1.8 percent compared to the previous quarter. The index increased 4.7 percent on a year-over-year basis....More
  • Mar 11, 2014
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    DOE Releases Final Metal Halide Ballast Efficiency Standard

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released new energy-efficiency standards for ballasts in metal-halide fixtures....More
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