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2015 Update of World LED Lighting Markets

The Frost & Sullivan report shows LED lighting will go mainstream in 2015 and be a fully established global market by 2019. By late 2014, LED lighting was closing in on 40% penetration of the global lighting market. It was the second consecutive boom year, confirming the breakthrough in the key regions of Europe, North […]

OSRAM Opto: Future Is Bright for LED Components in Wearable Application

The emerging “Quantified Self” trend involves people monitoring, managing and tracking their health and wellbeing through digitalized biomedical information. Equipped with optical sensors, wearable devices such as smart watches and smartbands help consumers collect and measure different biological indicators and stats about themselves. Unlike the fiercely contested white LED market, the newly developing wearable device […]

Groups in SD Receive $144,000 to Be More Energy Efficient

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding $144,000 to farmers, ranchers and small business owners in South Dakota to help them be more energy efficient. Many groups in South Dakota will use the grants to replace their lighting systems with energy efficient LED lights. The funding for the 14 projects in South Dakota was announced […]

DOE Publishes Updated SSL R&D Plan

Widely referenced by industry and government both here and abroad, the R&D Plan reflects the consensus view of the community on key barriers, technology challenges to address, and where R&D efforts are required over the next three to five years. It provides analysis and direction for ongoing R&D activities to advance SSL technology and increase […]

The 10 Biggest Trends Transforming Workplace Lighting

Upgrades that pay for themselves Controls From T5 to LED The end of the louver? Adapting to new working patterns Power to the people Wellbeing and productivity Monitoring Beyond light The internet of things (IoT)