Lighting Applications | Jun 08, 2012

Glittering Lighting Makeover for Tower Bridge Readies London’s World-Famous Icon for Historic Year 2012

Tower Bridge - London Tower Bridge, one of the world's most recognisable landmarks, has been transformed with a new world-class lighting system in time to mark the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The new state-of-the-art, energy efficient lighting system will have its first official switch on this evening and then will gleam white this weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Read more »

Lighting Applications | May 24, 2012

Toshiba to Light up the Mona Lisa with LED and Extend Partnership with Louvre to Interior Lighting

In addition to the exterior illumination of the Louvre, in a next step, Toshiba will provide LED lighting for the Mona Lisa, the Red Rooms and Napoleon Hall Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has reached a basic agreement with the Louvre Museum to replace part of the interior lighting of the Louvre with its own LED lighting. This is Phase 2 of a renovation project that Toshiba Corporation and the Louvre Museum have pursued in partnership since 2010. This next project phase will see renovation of LED lighting in important interior spaces of the museum. It includes specific exhibit lighting for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and for the Red Rooms, which display famous masterpieces such as Jacques-Louis David’s Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine, as well as the Napoleon Hall, the Louvre’s main entrance. Read more »

Lighting Applications | May 10, 2012

Empire State Building Redefines New York City Skyline With Philips LED Lighting

Color test with Empire State Building (ESB) as it prepares to transition the building’s iconic tower lights to innovative LEDs Globally recognized as an engineering marvel and symbol of New York City, the Empire State Building (ESB) has selected Philips, the world’s leader in lighting, as its partner to transition the building’s iconic tower lights to innovative LEDs. The two organizations have pushed the boundaries of LED technology to develop a state-of-the-art dynamic lighting system from Philips Color Kinetics that is unique to ESB and will allow the building’s façade and mast to change lighting scenes in real-time. In addition to greater control and management of the lighting, the new system will deliver the superior light levels for the design, as well as allow ESB to highlight its architectural details. Read more »

Lighting Applications | May 08, 2012

Kick-off for the Latest LED Technology from Osram Opto Semiconductors

Safety and aesthetics are combined in time for the 2012 European Football Championships: the steps at the Kiev stadium are enhanced by state-of-the-art LED technology from Osram Opto Semiconductors For the 2012 European Football Championships in the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, lighting specialist Elektronnyi Svet (Electronic Light Ltd) has chosen the latest LED technology from Osram Opto Semiconductors. New lighting systems have been installed and existing ones have been upgraded at the venue for the final of this year's European Football Championships. Elektronnyi Svet chose the powerful energy-efficient light emitting diodes from Osram Opto Semiconductors for the lighting for the steps behind the stadium and the decorative lighting in the bar area. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Apr 11, 2012

Eindhoven First with Philips ‘Floating’ LED Street Lighting

FreeStreet, the latest street lighting from Philips, at the Catharinaplein in Eindhoven Since the end of March, Catharinaplein in Eindhoven has been lit by FreeStreet, the latest street lighting from Philips. The atmospheric square is a pleasant meeting-place because of the ´floating´ light beneath and between the trees. At the same time, the square provides space for cyclists passing through and for crossing pedestrians. Read more »

News-Spot | Lighting Applications | Feb 15, 2012

MEGAMAN® Lights Up New Designer Fashion Complex in Hong Kong’s Central District

The Carolinna Espinosa boutique is just one excellent example for LED shop lighting powered by Megaman® An exciting new shopping experience in the heart of Hong Kong’s financial and commercial district, Central, is turning heads thanks to its array of designer stores, lit with the latest in highly energy efficient MEGAMAN® lamp technology. Read more »

News-Spot | Lighting Applications | Feb 15, 2012

Chevron Petroleum Station Goes Green with Cree LED Lighting

Twenty-four Cree 304 Series™ recessed canopy luminaires light up the fueling canopy Beaverton, Oregon’s Highland Chevron gas station and ExtraMile food market recently underwent extensive eco-renovations, including the installation of energy-efficient interior and exterior LED lighting by Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE). The addition of Cree LED fixtures supports Highland Chevron’s mission of becoming a zero-energy establishment. Read more »

News-Spot | Lighting Applications | Feb 07, 2012

Fagerhult Light Hygena Stores with the 1300 lm Xicato Spot Module

Refurbished Hygena shop lighting using 1300lm Xicato Spot Modules (Image by Sanna Fisher-Payne) Hygena, owned by the kitchen group Nobia, is one of the best-known kitchen brands in France. Complete kitchen solutions are offered from about 127 wholly owned stores. All shops are between 100 and 600 m², and include exhibition, shop and office area. Read more »

News-Spot | Products, Materials & Tools | Jan 25, 2012

Asheville Boasts First Large-Scale LED Street Light Deployment in North Carolina

Taking steps to improve energy efficiency and reduce its overall carbon footprint, the City of Asheville has initiated North Carolina’s first large-scale deployment of LED street lights. There are 3,643 LEDway® street lights from Durham-based manufacturer Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) being installed, with projected savings of $260,000 annually. Read more »

News-Spot | Lighting Applications | Jan 10, 2012

Spark Solar&Wind Hybrid LED Street Light Project in Guiyang City, China

SPARK's Solar&Wind hybrid LED Street lights were widely recognized by market in the world wide by its outstanding energy-saving advantage At the Garden Street, nanming district, Guiyang city, All the Solar&Wind hybrid LED Street lights from SPARK will lightened in the evenings, which break the darkness of the night. They not only make the city’s night more beautiful, but also provide the reliable and green lighting source for the residents. Read more »

News-Spot | Lighting Applications | Dec 14, 2011

Philips Lights up Zürich’s Hardbrücke, Switzerland’s Largest LED Project

LED luminaires now provide an uniforme light experience for all users of the 40-year old bridge in the heart of Switzerland’s biggest city Royal Philips Electronics’ (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) LED lighting solutions have completely transformed Zürich’s Hardbrücke, adding life to the neighborhood while reducing energy costs. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Nov 25, 2011

Spark Launches LED Lighting Solution for Warehouse

Spark's Lighting approach for the NIPPON EXPRESS Storage in Japan As the integration of transportation, warehousing, freight forwarding and information industries modern logistics is a complex service industry, modern logistics is a product of economic globalization and play an important role in promoting economic globalization. Warehousing is logistics enterprises’ core component and important pillar. It plays a vital role in the logistics system. In recent years, Warehousing’ s output growth rate continuous quick than the national growth rate of GDP, The growth of cargo throughput reached an average of nearly 20%, Warehouse business shows rapid development momentum. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Nov 24, 2011

BC Place Stadium Scores on the Vancouver Skyline With Lumenpulse LED Fixtures

Lumenpulse LED fixtures make Vancouver's BC Place Stadium a key player in a city skyline, home of this year's Grey Cup -- the Canadian Football League's equivalent of the Super Bowl -- and the 2010 Winter Olympics Lumenpulse Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of high performance, architectural LED-based lighting solutions for commercial, institutional, and urban environments, today announced an exciting new client installation at BC Place Stadium, a landmark -- and now gem -- of the Vancouver skyline. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Oct 28, 2011

Philips Sheds New Light on Night Watch at the Rijksmuseum

The new LED lights protects environment and art while presenting the artwork in unprecedented beauty Royal Philips announced today that starting on October 26, one of the world’s most renowned paintings will be bathed in a new light. Philips, Founder of the renovated Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, presents Rembrandt van Rijn’s Night Watch in innovative LED light, bringing out the best of the painting’s color palette while offering increased sustainability and energy efficiency. Through the project, the two Masters of Light are reinforcing their intensive collaboration aimed at joint innovation in the area of LED lighting, setting the new standard for museum lighting. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Oct 18, 2011

Arraiolos, Portugal: 50% of Energy Savings Thanks to LED Technology by Osram OS

Better lighting quality in the Rua Cunha Rivara with OSRAM Golden Dragon Plus LEDs, in the new Schréder “Rivara” street lighting (Credits: Schréder) As of late, the streets in the historic centre of Arraiolos in Portugal have been lit up entirely by energy-efficient lighting diode technology (LED), used in combination with an intelligent lighting management system. This project, the first of its kind in the entire country, was realised by Schréder, a manufacturing company for street lighting, in cooperation with OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. In future, the new street lighting shall ensure energy savings of approximately 50 percent. Read more »

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Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good' At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of 'Light so Good'. Read more »

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Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz Luger Research and Zhaga are proud to announce that the 2020 LpS/TiL conference will host a Zhaga Summit. This one-day event will provide application-driven introductions to the latest Zhaga standards, review their market reception, and solicit inputs from the specifier community through workshops. Read more »

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Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from IGB in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin ... Read more »

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CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources

CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources The new CIE International Standard S 025-SP1/E:2019 is a supplement to CIE S 025:2015 Test Method for LED Lamps, LED Luminaires and LED Modules specifies the requirements for measurement of electrical, photometric, and colorimetric quantities of OLED luminaires and OLED light sources. These sources ... Read more »

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Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights Kyra Xavia is a researcher, educator and investigative journalist based in New Zealand. Her roles as general secretary of the Light and Lighting Research Consortium (LLRC), delegate for the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), New Zealand Ambassador for Women in Lighting 2019, and co-leader of ... Read more »