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Tunable LED lighting technology captures the spotlight at LightFair

June 13, 2017 8:59 am

  Smart lighting and the Internet of Things (IoT) may have been the most prevalent theme at LightFair International (LFI), but the tunable white LED technology was close behind and of course inherently requires some form of lighting controls to set color and intensity. Some of the most compelling examples of tunable solid-state lighting (SSL) came from Visa Lighting, Acuity Brands, and Philips Lighting. The tunable lighting, a form of human-centric lighting (HCL), promises to deliver enhanced well-being for humans. SSL applications varying from healthcare to educational to office settings can leverage tunable LED technology for impacts including increased worker...

Power of Internet of things

June 13, 2017 2:13 am

LED Lighting is powering smarter cities, more efficient buildings and innovative retail experiences by providing real-time data analytics from secure connected lighting systems and the Internet of Things. Internet of things Smart cities 10 billion people will inhabit our planet by 2050. Two-thirds of them in cities. We won’t just need more light. We’ll need LED lighting that’s energy-efficient and sustainable. Enabling cities to benefit from connected lighting systems and data-driven insights to become more livable and resilient. Public lighting plays a unique role, because it transforms the visual appearance of places, and can make urban areas accessible, usable, and safe...

Minimize Workplace Accidents with LED Lightings

June 12, 2017 8:01 am

Lighting, along with a number of other factors, contributes to safe and healthy working environment. However, poor workplace illumination is often overlooked by companies. Poor lighting not only has a negative impact on employee productivity but can also pose a serious workplace hazard. According to International Labour Organisation (ILO), globally, more than 2.3 million deaths occur per year as a result of accidents at work or work-related diseases. Apart from the human tragedy and wider consequence, there are also significant economic and business costs related to accidents. The ILO estimates the cost of workplace accidents to be around 4% of...

LEDs Core Components and Products Build In U.S.A

June 12, 2017 7:57 am

LED market has attracted a plenty of new entrants in recent year. As the market for LED lighting continues to grow, suppliers are competing to capture the market share at low price point. While the competition is forcing prices down, the rise of illegal and inferior products on the market has increased the product quality concerns. The lighting market is flooded with products manufactured in overseas, where regulatory standards are lower and labor are cheap. A LED unit’s chip is vital to its functionality, as the quality of the chip used can significantly affect the service life of the unit....

Smart Lighting – Smart Future

June 9, 2017 9:03 am

Today, lighting is more about an experience than just illuminating a given space. We live in the era of the Internet of Things which allows us to control, customize and transform our personal environment. Smart lighting is now perceived as part of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and not just as any other lighting system. LED technology has emerged as the key to new smart lighting technologies. Smart lighting brings in a new level of comfort and convenience to our lives. The human-centric smart light in our homes and workplaces keeps us healthier, happier and more productive. Smart lighting enables us to...

Solid State Lighting: A highly Energy Efficient Lighting

June 8, 2017 8:20 am

  Electricity comprises a large portion of overall energy usage in any nation. According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), United States consumed about 412 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity for lighting function in a residential and commercial sector. This accounts for 15% of the total electricity consumed by both sectors and about 11% of total U.S. electricity consumption for the year 2014. Energy Efficient Lighting Today, there is increasing demand for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly lighting system. Solid-state lighting is an emerging technology with the potential to improve the lighting system and significantly lower the energy usage and the cost....

Importance of working with Reliable Lighting Experts

June 6, 2017 8:39 am

Lighting can either enhance the appearance of overall space or make everything look plain and dull. Different space requires different lighting. A customer may be unaware of the best lighting option for their space. Be it an individual facility or a unit, it is always better to have a knowledgeable lighting expert by our side when planning a major lighting upgrade. Importance of Lighting Experts A light consultant analyses the system determines how it can be enhanced, builds a strategic design and chooses an appropriate lighting fixture that works best for a given application. Companies also provided tailored lighting design based...

Importance of Dark-Sky Standards

June 6, 2017 8:13 am

As the artificial light glows up the skies, it becomes harder to view the beauty of the night sky. Excessive and inappropriate outdoor lighting generates light pollution which further affects the overall ecological and economic system of the universe. According to the UVM National Park study, 99 percent of the world’s skies suffer from light pollution. And as per Larry Ciupik, an astronomer at Adler Planetarium, Chicago appears to be one of the most light-polluted cities in the world. Light-pollution is a major concern to astronomers as well. Astronomers argue that increase in light-pollution restricts the future astronomical observation. The University of...

Human-Centric lighting – Solution for Aging Workforce

June 6, 2017 12:49 am

One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is aging workforce. As people grow old, the visual ability declines. The decrease in ability to see the distance starts in the forties and in early sixties the lens loses flexibility and becomes cloudier, making visuals more blurred. Moreover, aging also increases the sensitivity to glare. As a result, a 60-year-old person needs considerably more light than a 20-year-old to see the same visual detail. Inadequate lighting has a major consequence on the aging workforce. The nature of work has evolved over the years. More time is spent indoors working before screens....

Different Lighting Requirements For Different Retail Sectors

June 5, 2017 1:09 am

In the retail sector, lighting varies from one retail type to another. Just like other building applications, retail spaces such as specialty stores, hotels, restaurants, and supermarkets have unique lighting requirements that help maximize the shopping experience and enhance sales revenue. Moreover, no retail facility can accomplish all of its lighting needs with one type of lamp or luminaire. Lighting in a retail facility requires a number of layers comprising of ambient lighting, accent display lighting, architectural lighting, refrigerated lighting, outdoor lighting, signage lighting, and specialty lighting that complements each other. Specialty stores like clothing and jewelry stores have complex...