20170529_vase

Chinese Vase Valued at $500 Sells at Online Auction for $812,000

The owners of the cloissoné piece, which had a missing lid and some wear and tear, did not believe it was worth much. A Chinese cloisonné vase, originally valued at a bargain price of $400 to $600, sold for 2,000 times its estimate last week, realizing $812,500 in an online auction. Consigned by a family in […]

20170526_meanwell

Meanwell HLG-480H-C series

With high working efficiency up to 95% and 7-year-warranty, HLG-480H-C series is a single driver with 480W output, conventional cooling and IP67 design. It provides different dimming functions, including adjustable low value, 3-in-1 dimming, and smart timer dimming. It is highly suitable for LED applications in street, harbour, green house and high bay lighting. www.meanwell.com […]

20170523_mummy

Mummy mania makes comeback in Liverpool

The UK’s largest ancient Egyptian collection outside the British Museum goes back on show today (28 April) at Liverpool’s World Museum after an 18-month, £1.8m refurbishment. The renewed displays trace 5,000 years of Egyptian antiquity, as well as the history of the collection, which was founded by a local jeweller, Joseph Mayer, at the height […]

20170520_zhaga

LED Modules in the Zhaga Spotlight

LED modules and light engines for spotlighting applications are the focus of a series of new and updated specifications from the Zhaga Consortium. The Zhaga Consortium, a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing components of LED luminaires, has finalized several new and updated specifications for LED lighting products that are typically used in […]

20170514_GE

As reports surface again that GE Lighting is for sale?

With word spreading anew that General Electric is preparing to sell its lighting division, it is looking like Chinese-owned, London-based lighting company Feilo Sylvania could step in as a new owner in some capacity, with a Hungarian connection. As LEDs has mentioned several times over the last couple of years (here, for example), GE appears interested […]

20170511_grow

LED has potential to end use of pesticides in farming

Research is proving that light produced by LEDs has the ability to speed up plant growth and improve the taste of fruit and vegetables. However, researchers in the United States are also proving that LED light is able to reduce disease in plants, a discovery that could, ultimately, lead to the redundancy of expensive and […]

20170509_japan

Japan Lighting Fair 2017 was a success

The Japan Lighting Manufacturers Association and Nikkei Inc. held their 13th international lighting exhibition, Lighting Fair 2017, from March 7thto March 10th this year at the Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Hall. The four-day event saw great success with an attendance of over 70,000 people from various industries spanning architectural design, electric work and installation, retailers, […]

20170507_BNQ

B&Q issues massive recall for lamps that fall to pieces

B&Q has issued an urgent alert over 43 products, including table lamps and ceiling fittings, that have been labelled as potentially dangerous. It involves two types of shade ring that have been found to be defective . The alert follows an earlier warning in February when the firm identified 25 different light fittings that had been made […]

20170505_luminous

Understand luminous and radiant intensity, and uniformity characterization

In this excerpt from a reference book entitled Handbook of LED and SSL Metrology, GÜNTHER LESCHHORN and RICHARD YOUNG explain the fundamentals behind luminous and radiant intensity measurements and how to characterize uniformity and glare. Luminous intensity and radiant intensity Luminous intensity is the most frequently measured parameter for low power LEDs. According to the […]