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Major League Baseball Opens With LEDs in San Diego and Arlington (UPDATED)

By: Portia Higgins Friday April 22, 2016 comments

Musco Lighting and Eatons Ephesus Lighting each have announced new high-profile, sports-venue, LED -based lighting projects that came to light with the dawn of the 2016 Major League Baseball season. Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres in San Diego, CA, has the new Musco Lighting installation. Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers in Arlington, TX, has the new Ephesus Lighting installation. In both cases,the solid-state lighting (SSL) has raised light levels and slashed energy usage while DMX-based controls enable the teams... Read More

Researchers Develop LED Covering Full Visible Light Spectrum

By: Portia Higgins Friday April 15, 2016 comments

Researchers have developed the first standard LED covering the full visible light, in collaboration with Nichia Corporation. LED and OLED lighting, which is generally called solid-state lighting (SSL), is becoming more common as the next generation lighting. Evaluations of total luminous flux (a performance index for lighting) and color are important for SSL, and to evaluate those values, it is indispensable to measure the light intensity of each wavelength accurately based on spectral measurement. For accurate spectral measurement, the... Read More

Green LED Embedded Fishnets Can Prevent Sea Turtle Deaths

By: Portia Higgins Friday April 1, 2016 comments

Illuminating fishing nets is a cost-effective means of dramatically reducing the number of sea turtles getting caught and dying unnecessarily, conservation biologists at the University of Exeter have found. Dr Jeffrey Mangel, a Darwin Initiative research fellow based in Peru, and Professor Brendan Godley, from the Centre for Ecology and Conservation at the University's Penryn Campus, were part of a team of researchers who found that attaching green battery powered light-emitting diodes ( LED ) to gillnets used by a small-scale fishery... Read More

U.S. Hotel Chain to Save More Than US$3M Per Year with LEDs from Hubbell Lighting

By: Portia Higgins Friday March 25, 2016 comments

As part of a $1 billion investment designed to improve its entire portfolio of 629 properties, Extended Stay America ("ESA") recently began improving the exterior lighting at many of its facilities. From a lighting perspective, the technology used to illuminate the buildings, parking lots and common areas were outdated by almost 20 years. Existing light levels were not acceptable and maintenance costs were unsustainable. The guiding principle of the initiative was to "improve the guest experience," and the initial launch focused on external... Read More

Researchers Develop Solar Powered UV LEDs for Water Purification in Remote Areas

By: Portia Higgins Monday March 14, 2016 comments

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a water purification plant that provides clean water far beyond the reach of the electrical grid - thanks to solar cells. With the help of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, these small and portable solar cell stations have now been placed across rural Bangladesh. "750 million people lack access to clean water across the globe. Providing safe drinking water is one of the biggest challenges and one of the most important goals for humanity", says inventor Kenneth M. Persson,... Read More

Niagara Falls to Glow with LED Lights and Save 82% Energy by Fall 2016

By: Portia Higgins Wednesday March 2, 2016 comments

A group of tourists got Wayne Thomson, chairman of Niagara Falls (Ontario) Tourism, thinking about upgrading the lighting of the well- known fall, reported Buffalo Business First . It was 9 in the evening, the lights were on while the tourists asked when the falls would be lit up. The decades-old lighting apparently wasnt enough to wow the visitors. The bi- national Niagara Falls Illumination Board decided to invest in US $4 million to renew the lighting system, converting the conventional zeon lights to LED ones. The new lighting... Read More

MaxLite Unveils New LED Panels for Indoor Applications

By: Portia Higgins Tuesday February 23, 2016 comments

Building on its signature blend of performance, affordability and design, MaxLite introduces the single basket ArcMAX Volumetric Panel as an LED alternative to fluorescent troffers in new or remodel construction. The new panel light form MaxLite can be used as retrofit for fluorescent luminaires. (MaxLite/LEDinside) With its architectural appearance, high efficacy and long life, the ArcMAX is ideal for lighting offices, schools, hospitals and retail locations. Listed by DesignLights Consortium (DLC) and... Read More

Digital Control in LED Drivers Delivers Better Dimming in Lamps

By: Portia Higgins Wednesday February 17, 2016 comments

While LED -based lamps are now selling in large volume, the performance of such solid-state lighting (SSL) products, especially in areas such as dimming, can still fall short of legacy bulbs. Indeed, conventional drivers designed for use in LED replacement lamps are having difficulty in delivering truly satisfactory dimming performance, energy efficiency, and reliability at an acceptable price. Digital control in the driver electronics, however, can now eliminate the wasteful bleeder resistors often used to enhance operation with legacy... Read More

Top 10 Benefits of Using LED Lights Instead of Conventional Lighting

By: Portia Higgins Monday February 8, 2016 comments

Top 10 Benefits of LED Lighting Long Life Long life time stands out as the number one benefit of LED lights. LED bulbs and diodes have an outstanding operational life time expectation of up to 100,000 hours. This is 11 years of continuous operation, or 22 years of 50% operation. If you leave the LED fixture on for 8 hours per day it would take around 20 years before you would have to replace the LED bulb. LEDs are different to standard lighting: They dont really burn out and stop working like a standard light,... Read More

LED to the Rescue: “Back of the Envelope” Formulas Evaluate the Potential of a LED retrofit

By: Portia Higgins Tuesday February 2, 2016 comments

" LED lighting is energy-efficient, has a long useful life, and with recent advances meets high levels of specification requirements.And most importantly, LED lighting is very cost effective to put it mildly. As to LED products meeting high levels of specifications, more recent advancements have expanded the LED platform to include installations in high-enddepartment stores, where lighting isacritical factor in product display. LED lighting is also nowutilized bymuseums, as well as art galleries,which also have high... Read More