• Apr 21, 2014

    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 14, 2014

    Former IKEA executives embrace LED lighting

    A group of former executives from Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA are moving into the LED lighting industry....More
  • Apr 10, 2014

    GE Lighting to Provide LED Luminaires for Walmart Rollout

    GE Lighting scored a deal to install LED lighting in a selection of Walmart stores worldwide. Walmart and GE announced the deal this week under which Walmart plans to purchase LED ceiling lighting fixtures for new supercenters in the United States and stores in Asia and Latin America, as well as Asda locations in the United Kingdom....More
  • Apr 1, 2014

    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 20, 2014

    Toshiba looking for LED luminaire partners?

    Bloomberg reports that Toshiba is looking to form partnerships with "at least three" lighting fixture manufacturing companies in Europe over the next year to position itself as the "third-leading" supplier of LED lighting in that market....More
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