New LiFi LED App Illuminates the Future of Shopping

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in General Lighting, Future of technology, LED, wireless technology | 0 comments

While strolling the aisles of the Carrefour supermarket in Lille, France, supermarket shoppers may be unaware that they are able to participate in a technological revolution known as LiFi. The supermarket has installed an LED lighting system that beams promotional specials and location information directly to in-store consumers via their smartphones through VLC technology. Invisible to the human eye, the LEDs transmit a...

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DOE’s LED Report Highlights A Missed Opportunity

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in General Lighting, Future of technology, LED | 1 comment

The US Department of Energy has recently released an update to its 2013 report “Adaptation of LEDs in Common Lighting Applications,” which apprises the scientific community on some of the developments in the applications discussed in the original report. The original report focused on the adoption of LED technology in 10 common applications for general lighting, as well as the projected savings for full market...

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White LED Lighting Tunes In to Protect Precious Artwork

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in General Lighting, Fixtures, Future of technology, LED, Technology | 0 comments

The Warsaw National Museum in Poland has joined the ranks of art museums around the world who are choosing LED for their display lighting. Along with institutions such as the Louvre, the WNM has chosen to upgrade their fixtures to all LED luminaires with no exceptions. The WNM is a safe haven for more than 800,000 historical works of art by Polish and European artists, with items dating back as far as the 8th century....

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The Buzz on LED Lighting & Insect Attraction

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in General Lighting, Electricity, Future of technology, LED, Technology | 0 comments

When LED lights first became widely available, there was a lot of buzz centered around how these energy efficient lamps didn’t attract insects. However, as often happens with new technologies, misinformation abounds. The simple fact is LED lights do attract bugs, simply because insects are attracted to sources of light. A Bug’s Favorite Color A 2005 study conducted by the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad,...

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Lighting Networks Could Make For a Wonderful Tomorrow

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in General Lighting, Fixtures, Future, Future of technology, Internet of Things, IoT, Technology, wireless technology | 0 comments

We are barreling head first into the next generation of the internet. After ecommerce, social media and the cloud, connecting everything is the obvious next step. The trend has been called the “Internet of Things”, or IoT. The connected devices can be as simple as sensors and security cameras or as complicated as vehicles and production machinery. Bosch Software Innovations expects before 2022 there will be 14 billion...

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