Lighting Applications | Aug 06, 2011

GE Lighting Helps School Campus Reduce Energy Costs by More Than $200,000 Annually

GE's 218-watt Evolve LEDs are used to illuminate the parking lot and driveway mainly Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC) recently called on GE Lighting, in conjunction with CCG Energy Solutions, to create a lighting equation that would result in better quality light and lower energy and life-cycle maintenance costs. Part of a $2.6 million comprehensive energy project, the school’s campus underwent a lighting upgrade that included state-of-the-art outdoor GE Evolve™ LED Area Lights, rooftop daylighting panels with automatic dimming, and new high-efficiency fluorescent fixtures utilizing UltraMax® ballasts and Watt-Miser® extended life lamps throughout the building. In addition to the lighting improvements, mechanical upgrades with HVAC controls and a new building automation system were implemented to provide savings of more than $200,000 annually. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Aug 05, 2011

Lumenpulse Illuminates Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center: An Oasis of Healing in the Desert

The “Lantern of Hope” is lit with cutting edge LED technology Next to US 60 – the main highway that travels through the Southeast Valley town of Gilbert, Arizona - the new Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is a state-of-the-art facility built on the campus of the Banner Gateway Medical Center. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Jun 18, 2011

Polycarbonate Lenses for Efficient LED Lighting

Photo a) At Bayer’s branch office in Vienna, Austria, an innovative facade lighting was achieved by replacing the metal halide lamps used previously with LED spotlights developed by LEDworx GmbH (photo b). The purpose of switching to LEDs was to improve the lighting situation in front of the building and create safer walkways with fewer accidents for its employees and other pedestrians. As photo a) shows, the new LED luminaires display significant advantages in terms of brightness on the walkway combined with uniform illumination of the entire area. And most importantly, these advantages are achieved with a 25 percent lower connected load. Bayer MaterialScience supports this technology by developing special grades of its transparent polycarbonate Makrolon®. Lenses made from this material ensure that the light is concentrated and directed efficiently. Vienna, June 2011 – The potential cost and energy savings alone make LED’s (light-emitting diodes) a smarter choice than other lighting technologies for interior and exterior lighting applications. Bayer MaterialScience recognized this trend early on and has supported it by developing special grades of its transparent polycarbonate Makrolon®. Lenses made from this material are characterized by particularly high light transmission and ensure that the light is concentrated and directed efficiently. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Jun 10, 2011

Philips Lighting Illuminates World Class Art with LED Lighting

MAS Indoor Illumination of art is an art in itself and Philips Lighting knows how to do this best. 1,000 Philips Fortimo LED SLM modules 2000lm 33W/830 were installed in the ‘MAS’ (Museum aan de Stroom) in Antwerp, Belgium making the ‘MAS’ the first museum in the Benelux illuminating all its precious art with LED lighting. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Jun 01, 2011

Marni’s Eclectic Style Shines Through Thanks to MEGAMAN

Architectural design studio, Sybarite, has seen an opportunity to bring drama and energy efficiency to Marni’s store at Harvey Nichols, London, using the latest LED lamp technology from MEGAMAN Sybarite, an architecture and design practice which has a diverse portfolio of clients within the retail sector, has worked with Italian fashion house Marni over the past decade to create interior identities for the company’s stores worldwide. As part of Marni’s design philosophy, each of its retail outlets is unique. Rather than replicating the same interior in all of its stores across the globe, the company prefers to adapt its design concept to reflect the style of each location and introduce a different colour theme and feel to each installation. As a result, Marni’s Sybarite designed flagship Sloane Street store differs dramatically in feel from the warmer, more earthy design concept of Marni’s Harvey Nichols interior. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Apr 19, 2011

Switching Over While Getting Equipped for the Future

The community of Pielenhofen near Regensburg benefits recently from street lights based on LED technology. They achieve an optimum illumination of the street, conforming with the relevant norms, avoiding scattered light and staying below the limit regarding dazzle Starting recently, the new-build Rohrdorf area of the Pielenhofen community near Regensburg is shining in a modern light: the plan is for nine street lights with LED technology from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors to shed their light on the future development. And that’s only the beginning – in stages, Pielenhofen will switch over its street lighting to LED across the community’s whole area. It is a measure that not only pays off for large cities: small communities can also achieve huge savings as a result, also making a contribution to sustainability. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Apr 01, 2011

Lumenal Brings New Sparkle to Christopher Evans Goldsmiths

The Christopher Evans Goldsmith store Poynton features Lumenal's LED ceiling recessed Sol lamps and Sirius strip lights Lumenal have fitted out jewellers, Christopher Evans Goldsmiths in Poynton, Cheshire, with their premium quality LED lighting solutions to enhance the shelf appeal of merchandise on display. The company’s Sirius strip lights and ceiling recessed Sol lamps were chosen as a more effective, durable and longer lasting alternative to conventional display lighting options. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Mar 31, 2011

Groom Energy and Digital Lumens Cut Americold's Energy Costs for Lighting by 90% with Multi-Site Lighting Upgrade

Groom Energy and Digital Lumens today announced the installation of Digital Lumens' Intelligent LED Lighting Systems at Americold facilities located in Massachusetts, Utah and Wisconsin. The new upgrades produce higher quality lighting and reduce overall energy consumption up to 90 percent or 2.3 million kilowatt hours (kWhs) annually. Over the coming months, Groom Energy and Americold are scheduled to upgrade facilities in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois and Texas. The projects will reduce an additional 3.3 million kWhs and 3.25 million pounds of carbon dioxide annually. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Mar 03, 2011

New Energy-Efficient Lighting Saves € 10,000 per Year at Nature Museum

At Inatura, the newly installed Supersystem lighting system cannot fail to impress with its compact spotlight design and superior lighting quality Thanks to a new, energy-efficient LED lighting solution by Zumtobel, the Inatura Nature Museum in Dornbirn/Austria has started into a new lighting era. The museum’s previous lighting system using conventional spotlights has been replaced by advanced, energy-saving LED spotlights. With its compact, clear design, the Supersystem lighting system blends perfectly into the museum architecture. Inatura’s new lighting solution features 3-phase LED units, each including 3 LED spots with 2.6 W each, which have been installed in the entrance area as well as in large parts of the exhibition area. The client opted for Supersystem mainly because the old spotlights could simply be disassembled, allowing Supersystem units to be installed in the track system in place. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Feb 08, 2011

Atmospheric Tension: LED Luminaires for Living Rooms, Spa Areas and Outdoors

In the swimming pool, the otherwise strictly regular arrangement of the luminaires gives way to Module R 144 luminaires irregularly spread about the ceiling. The all-round cove lighting creates a special kind of light – a LED light strip housed in a ledge around the wall illuminates a glass mosaic both above and below the surface of the water LED luminaires and ingenious lighting design help create the right atmosphere in a new house on Stuttgart‘s slopes below the city‘s television tower. The LED lighting concept realized outside is maintained throughout the entire interior. According to Hans-Georg Popp, the building‘s architect, the interior pursues a theme which is „on the whole classical“. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Jan 19, 2011

New LED Lighting Project: Monumento a la Revolución – Mexico City Federal District

The lighting design is composed with exterior projectors around the four support elements, in the terraces, the dome and the lantern. The monumento a la Revolucion lighting project complements the rehabilitation plan of the Plaza de la Republica. The objective was to create the most representative element of the city during the centenary and bicentenary festivities, using artistic lighting and to be recognized both nationally and internationally and became an icon for the country, equivalent to the Eiffel Tower in France. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Dec 17, 2010

Energy Gateway Project at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois

Xicato Spot Modules are used in the LX2024series luminaires from Lighting Services that light up the T. Kimball and Nancy N. Brooker Gallery at the Field Museum, Chicago. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a report from a demonstration conducted at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, to evaluate the feasibility of replacing halogen lamps with LED lamps. It forms part of the DOE’s GATEWAY project series which demonstrate real world experience of LEDs. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Dec 17, 2010

Police Station in Rotterdam Changes to CO2 Emissions Reducing LED Lighting

LEDs light up the 24hour Service Center of the Rotterdam-Rijnmond police force. From March to June 2008, a pilot project involving LED lighting was carried out at the Police Service Centre (PSC) of the Rotterdam-Rijnmond police force. This project came about as the result of cooperation between the Rotterdam Climate Initiative (a partnership between the local authority in Rotterdam, the Port of Rotterdam, DCMR and Detailings), the Rotterdam-Rijnmond Municipal Health Service (GGD) and the Rotterdam-Rijnmond police force. Cree supplied the LED chips to Evolutions and LedNed, their installation partners in Rotterdam. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Dec 16, 2010

Bridge’s All-White Light Show Driven by LUXEON-Based LED Fixtures

The modern bridge with its dancing white lights forms a striking contrast with the historic buildings in this capital city of 1.5 million. An all-white interactive LED light show that plays nightly on the curvy sunroof of a pedestrian bridge in the former Soviet Union is powered by 1,208 custom LED fixtures containing 6,040 high-power LUXEON Rebel LEDs from Philips Lumileds. The fixtures were designed and built by Netherlands-based Primo Exposures and RENA Electronica, with all LEDs supplied by Future Lighting Solutions in the required 4200K color temperature range in just two weeks to ensure critical color uniformity. Read more »

Lighting Applications | Oct 22, 2010

University of Notre Dame Shines Brighter with the Help of LED Technology

The installation of MODA LIGHTs at the campus restaurant met both the University’s goals of quality lighting and energy efficiency. Legends, a campus restaurant and ale house located at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, recently completed the installation of 70 MODA LIGHT ICAN 15 down lights throughout its dining facilities. The installation of these fixtures, illuminated with OSRAM Opto Semiconductors LEDs, will help Legends achieve approximately 82% in energy savings from the previously installed fixtures. Read more »

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Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers

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UV-C Disinfection Technologies Must be Integrated in EU Renovation Plans

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