20160826_scotland

Scotland streamlines LED street light projects via vetted contractors

Following an earlier framework focusing on luminaires for street and roadway applications, the Scotland Excel program has now moved to preselect firms that can perform installations thus simplifying the SSL transition process for councils across the country. The Scotland Excel program has announced a new street light framework initiative in which 13 companies, eight of […]

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Smart lighting system rises at Toronto skyscraper with IP addressable LEDs

The EY Tower would presumably be one of the world’s tallest Internet-controlled skyscrapers. And it’s not even Power over Ethernet. The owners of a 42-floor skyscraper under construction in Toronto are outfitting it top-to-bottom with an Internet-based building automation network that tenants can tap into for intelligent lighting controls, provided they make their individual LED […]

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LpS 2016 speakers discuss future of lighting technologies

To be opened by Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Shuji Nakamura, LpS 2016 focuses on technologies and innovations across six key lighting application areas. More than 100 speakers, 100 exhibitors and 1,500 visitors from over 50 countries are predicted to be part of the LED professional Symposium +Expo, taking place from 20-22 September in Bregenz, Austria. The European […]

20160824_musco

LA Memorial Coliseum shines under Musco’s LED sports lighting system

Three decades ago, as part of its preparations for hosting the Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum partnered with Musco—the Official Supplier of Lighting to the 1984 Olympic Games—for the installation of a new lighting system for opening ceremonies and track and field competition. Now, 32 years later, the Coliseum—home to the University of Southern […]

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Horticulture Lighting Conference

Horticultural lighting is the LED industry’s most explosive new market, revolutionizing the future of farming with technologies and innovations enabling year-round sustainable fruit, vegetable and flower cultivation. Connecting research and technology to end user applications, this highly targeted one-day conference provides cutting-edge information on the latest technologies and techniques impacting the advancement of plant growth […]

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ERCO LED lighting helps Museu de Cultures del Món illuminate cultural diversity

The Museu de Cultures del Món (Museum of World Cultures) in Barcelona presents outstanding works from around the world in medieval Catalan buildings. Architecture and art are set off perfectly thanks to the ERCO LED lighting tools Optec and Pollux. A death mask from Ghana, a Buddha statue from Burma, an incense holder from Guatemala. […]

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Erasmus Medical Center will be able to map out different lighting areas

Award winning architectural space at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam will be able to map out different lighting areas using Chess Wise technology. Dutch smart lighting controls startup Chess Wise has teamed with German lighting company Trilux to provide a wireless LED lighting and control system to the architecturally acclaimed rooftop library at the Erasmus […]

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Harley-Davidson fined $15m for polluting ‘super tuners’

American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson has reached a settlement with US authorities to pay $15m (£11m) and stop selling an aftermarket tuning product that exceeds national pollution limits. The firm has made what it calls a “good-faith compromise” with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) to pay a $12m (£9m) civil fine […]

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Experts shed light on Modigliani’s murky market with new research project

As demand for works by Amedeo Modigliani heats up, a group of respected experts has founded a research project and a long-promised catalogue raisonné is on the cards. On 21 June at Sotheby’s in London, the artist’s Jeanne Hébuterne (au foulard) (1919) sold for a strong £34.4m hammer (£38.5m with fees) at Sotheby’s—well over its […]