Niagara Falls Unveils Its LED Lighting System

Niagara Falls unveils spectacular LED lighting upgrade Lux, December 14, 2016 The Niagara Falls Illumination Board has unveiled a new LED-based dynamic lighting system that makes the famed falls even more spectacular at night. The twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada and Niagara Falls, New York collaborated on the $4 million solid-state lighting (SSL) … Read more

Converse’s One-of-a-Kind Sneaker Chandelier

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Converse’s Boston Headquarters Gets a Bold Visual Statement Design: Retail, October 6, 2016 Taking a product from concept to completion requires collaboration. And when the idea involves an iconic product, like Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers, it is a process that gets everyone excited. The Converse design team presented their vision to New York-based Lukas Lighting … Read more

LED Lighting Crucial for Sustainable Urban Farming

Why LEDs have a key role in the horticulture revolution Lux, July 11, 2016 Since the discovery was made that the spectrum of light offered to plants can change plant properties (for example, blossom and fruit growth rates), there has been an enormous increase in the interest shown by the horticultural industry in LEDs. This … Read more

Enlighted Secures $25 Million to Accelerate IoT App Development

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IoT Leader Secures $25 Million in Equity Financing to Expand Software Solutions Enlighted, February 29, 2016. Image credit: kropekk_pl Enlighted, Inc., the leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial buildings, today announced the company secured $25 million in Series D funding to accelerate its IoT app development and expand international distribution to France, … Read more

Philips Lighting Explores LEDs and the Final Frontier: Lunar Greenhouses

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Study finds LED lights provide improved energy efficiency and production for growing food crops in space Phys.Org, March 24, 2016. Image credit: Philips Philips Lighting has collaborated with The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) to test energy efficient ways to grow food that will help feed astronauts on missions to the moon, … Read more

Bright Ideas About Energy Efficient Lighting

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Changing to more energy efficient light bulbs Red Bluff Daily News, September 22, 2015. Image credit: Geoffrey.landis Energy-efficient lighting technology has significantly evolved over the past few years as highly efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are replacing Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) and traditional incandescent lights. LEDs provide the same amount of brightness, or lumens, as traditional … Read more

The Honda Smart Home – An Experiment in Efficiency

What It’s Like to Live in This Smart, Energy-Efficient Home of the Future Smithsonian, July 22, 2015. Image credit: HondaSmartHome The Honda Smart Home, completed last spring, is an experiment in efficiency. With 1,944 square feet of comfortable living space, the structure uses 75 percent less energy and three times less water than a typical … Read more

SMUD’s Complete Energy Solutions Program Success Stories

SMUD’s commercial energy-savings programs have helped ‘thousands’ of regional businesses The Sacramento Bee, June 25, 2015. Image credit: fancycrave1 Parks has seen energy-efficiency technology evolve dramatically over 25 years, to the point where SMUD now offers a long list of cost-saving energy options to businesses ranging from mom-and-pop stores to large industrial enterprises. Where energy-saving programs … Read more