Spooky Lighting Effects to Make Your House the Best in the Neighborhood

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in General Lighting, LED, Technology, wireless technology | 0 comments

With modern advances in LED lighting, your Halloween decorations will no longer be limited to carved-out pumpkins; no more will your neighbors mock your sad, flickering candles; and never again will you embarrass yourself with green glow sticks tied halfheartedly to your front porch. LEDs can make sure trick-or-treaters will run to your door, either dazzled by cool and classy lights or downright terrified by your spooky LED...

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LED Gunshot Monitoring: Protecting Neighborhoods One Light at a Time

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in General Lighting, Future of technology, Internet of Things, LED | 0 comments

In a previous blog, I discussed the effect of nighttime lighting on urban crime rates. Studies have shown that, despite many people’s expectations, lighting levels do not necessarily affect an area’s safety or the amount of crime. They do, however, affect our perception of safety; most people feel safer in well-lit areas. To instill this sense of safety and lower energy costs, many cities have begun replacing...

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Factory Without Borders Helps Deliver LED Lighting to Consumers Worldwide

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in General Lighting, Environmental Lighting, Future, LED | 0 comments

Factory Without Borders announced in early September that they, along with Chinese LED lighting manufacturer Outrace Technology Co., Ltd. (Outrace), would provide constant, international monitoring of their manufacturing and delivery processes. The move is designed to allow customers to place orders at any time, regardless of where they are in the world. It will also help Outrace track production, determine inventory needs,...

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3D-Printed LED LightPaper Places Lighting on Almost Any Surface

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in General Lighting, Future, Future of technology, LED | 0 comments

The range of applications for 3D printing are well known, as the technology is already used creatively in foods, metals, ceramics, and even organ transplant surgeries. Even so, we’ve only begun to utilize the full capabilities of 3D printing. So what’s next? A startup company called Rohinni says, “We print light.” A Paper-Thin LED Light Rohinni has invented an LED light product aptly named LightPaper. It is...

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Endangered Birds Wounded by Deadly Light Pollution in Hawaii

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in General Lighting, Environmental Lighting, Future, LED | 0 comments

Misdirected lighting from an Air Force Base in Hawaii is causing birds to literally fall from the sky. While we’ve long known that light pollution can impact avian life, the severity of that impact is now becoming clear. Fortunately, lighting technology is developing faster than ever before, so solutions are available. Misdirected Lighting and Its Effect on Birds More than 126 birds have recently fallen around Hawaii’s...

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Across the Board, Racehorses Do Better with LED

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in General Lighting, Sports, Human Centric Lighting, LED | 0 comments

While it’s well-known that LED lighting is cost- and energy-efficient, some British stable owners observe that LEDs may also improve the physical health and well-being of their racehorses, too. Lighting Decisions for Horse Facilities Farmers and riders have long experimented with horse barn lighting options. There are obviously a number of requirements for these kinds of lamps—not only do they have to provide...

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