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Slovenia 1st country in the world with a sustainability rating

In 2015, the Slovenian Tourist Board developed the Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism, a special program used to assess the sustainable operations of Slovenian destinations and operators according to international criteria. The first winner of the Slovenia Green quality label was Ljubljana, European Green Capital 2016. Up until now, 12 destinations and 10 operators have […]

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General Motors joins RE100 pledge to source 100% renewables

Automotive giant General Motors (GM) has established new sustainability commitments to source all electricity across its global operations from 100% renewable sources by 2050, and will join the RE100 to mobilise the transition. GM is turning to all-renewable sources – including solar, wind and waste gas solutions –  to provide electricity to its 350 operations […]

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Top 200 collectors of 2016

Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons New York Real estate Contemporary art Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova Moscow Steel, mining, investments, and professional soccer (Chelsea Football Club); philanthropy Modern and contemporary art Haryanto Adikoesoemo Jakarta, Indonesia Energy, logistics, and real estate Indonesian and Western modern and contemporary art Ricard Akagawa São Paulo Travel and […]

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Apple to stop using OLED after Micro-LED display rollout

Micro-LED displays are touted to be thinner and lighter, allowing improved colour range, increased brightness, and higher resolutions. A new report has revealed that Apple would be exploring ways to move on to newer display technologies and OLED won’t be the future display technology used by the iPhone makers. According to Digitimes, Innolux vice president […]

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Lumileds and BluGlass Collaborate for Developing RPCVD LEDs

Australian technology innovator BluGlass Limited has today announced that it has entered into an exclusive collaboration agreement with Lumileds. Lumileds develops, manufactures and distributes LEDs and automotive lighting products. The two companies will work together to explore potential use of low temperature RPCVD for specific LED applications defined by the agreement. This agreement follows on […]

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New Materials for LED Assembly from Techsil®

From high performance LED chip packaging encapsulants and potting materials to thermal management solutions and adhesives for bonding lighting assemblies, Techsil introduces a series of new products to the market. Product chemistries include Silicones, Polyurethanes, Epoxies, Greases and Pressure Sensitive Tapes. LED Encapsulants, LED Potting and Protection The need for encapsulants for LEDs is rising […]

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LED vendors pounce while Europe bans halogen spots

Philips, Sylvania claim LEDs are just as warm. Are they? And in a cat-and-mouse game, UK retailers hoard halogens. As the European Union’s ban of certain halogen bulbs took hold last week, lighting vendors seized the opportunity to promote their LED offerings as an energy-efficient way for consumers to fill the void. The EU outlawed […]

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Juventus switch to LED stadium lighting

Philips says its ArenaVision system supports ultrahigh-definition TV broadcasts. Reigning Italian soccer champions Juventus opened its new season under LED stadium lighting, in a move that supplier Philips Lighting said will support ultrahigh-definition (UHD) television broadcasts. The Turin club installed 396 Philips ArenaVision LED fixtures, replacing high-intensity discharge (HID) luminaires for field lighting. Philips says […]