2021-06-17

Fluence Launches RAZR Modular System to Support Diverse Vertical Farming and On-site Propagation Needs

Fluence’s RAZR Modular System features market-leading efficacies of 2.6 µmol/J, an 18% increase over previous generations AUSTIN, Texas (June 15, 2021)—Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, today released its RAZR Modular System, the company’s newest LED solution for vertical farmers featuring market-leading efficacies of 2.6 µmol/J under Fluence’s PhysioSpec™ BROAD...
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2021-06-10

Fluence Expands Footprint in Burgeoning Israeli Cannabis Industry, Supports Multiple Cultivators Through REMY Partnership

Fluence’s innovative LED lighting solutions ensure Springs Valley Cannabis and UNIVO Pharmaceuticals achieve optimal growing conditions along the cultivation value chain in one of the world’s leading medical cannabis markets       Fluence by OSRAM announced implementations with two major cannabis cultivators in Israel, Springs Valley Cannabis and UNIVO, through Fluence’s ongoing partnership with REMY, a leading horticultural lighting provider to the country’s growing agriculture industry. Photo courtesy of F...
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2021-05-31

Samsung’s New Mid-power LED Integrates Unsurpassed Light Efficacy With Outstanding Color Quality

The LM301B EVO enables luminaires to meet latest DLC V5.1 Premium and EU’s ErP Ecodesign requirements to accommodate evolving needs of the lighting industry (Photo: Samsung Electronics) Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today introduced the LM301B EVO, a new mid-power LED package that has been designed to set the pace in light efficacy and color quality for indoor and industrial applications.   Global regulations and standards for lighting, once centered on light efficacy, are becoming more...
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2021-05-10

LettUs Grow Teams For Greenhouse Technology Trial

Indoor farming technology provider LettUs Grow has teamed up with Harper Adams University to trial different technologies and irrigation systems within greenhouse and vertical farms   Both greenhouses and vertical farms are types of controlled environment agriculture (CEA) using LED lighting and hydroponics. All forms of CEA offer the opportunity to grow all year round, through adverse weather conditions or in extreme climates, and reduce the need for pesticides and herbicides.   UK-based technology developer LettUs Grow will work with Harper ...
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2021-04-22

Fluence, Delphy Improvement Centre Announce Strawberry Research Trial

Fluence’s research trial at Delphy analyzes supplemental lighting’s impact on strawberry production in European greenhouses Photo Credit: Fluence AUSTIN, Texas (April 21, 2021)—Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, announced today its ongoing research at Delphy Improvement Centre, an independent institute and expert in food and flowers located in Bleiswijk, the Netherlands, studying how Fluence’s LED lighting solutions impact s...
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2021-02-17

Signify’s LED lighting helps The Kingfish Company to accelerate eco-friendly fish growth

Improves energy efficiency, optimizes feed conversion and reduces costs Allows Kingfish to exceed system design output by as much as 30% Promotes consistent growth of land-grown Yellowtail fish and helps to reduce stress in fish Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, supplied Kingfish Company with Philips Aquaculture photoperiodic LED lighting products to optimize fish growth and feed conversion at the world’s first sustainable land-grown aquaculture facility for Yellowtail fish. The lights prov...
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2021-01-13

Fluence Pioneering the use of Broad-Spectrum LED Lighting to Enable Growers to Produce High-Quality Crops

Fluence by OSRAM, a leading and advanced supplier of LED horticultural lighting, is dedicated to innovating LED horticultural lighting technology for a wide range of crops. LEDinside had an opportunity to interview David Cohen, chief executive officer of Fluence to learn more about how Fluence was the first LED provider to enter the market with white light, and its products and market strategies that lead the LED horticultural lighting space. David Cohen, CEO of Fluence (ima) Cohen indicated that the demand for LED horticultural lighting has consisten...
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2020-09-17

Energy Focus Wins $4.8 Million Contract to Offer LED Lighting for U.S. Navy

Energy Focus announced that it has been awarded a new indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (“IDIQ”) contract to supply lighting products to the U.S. Navy. The contract is worth up to US$4.8 million. This five-year IDIQ contract calls for Energy Focus to exclusively supply its LED lighting products designed for demanding exterior shipboard use. These lights use approximately 80% less energy than legacy incandescent counterparts, while meeting the required illumination levels for general illumination, combat, and refueling operations on most surface ...
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2020-09-11

Lumileds Breakthrough Assures Uniform Dimming Performance from LED to LED

Lumileds introduced the first LED engineered for architectural applications that require uniform light output through the entire dimming range and operating conditions. The new LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Deep Dimming mid-power LED is designed for LED to LED flux uniformity across the entire dimming curve, down to 1%, that is required to achieve consistent visual performance. From full intensity above nominal current of 65mA to 1% intensity at 0.65mA, every LED will provide the same flux performance in the application. Key to the performance is forward voltage vari...
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2020-08-21

Library Featuring LED Mounted Bookshelves Opened in Oslo, Norway

In the capital city of Norway, a new library located at the waterfront was opened in June. The Deichman library is the main public library in Oslo and it has installed LED light embedded bookshelves with IoT function. (Image: LED iBOND) The library is with 3,600 intelligent bookshelves provided by LED iBond, a lighting company in Demark. These customized "smart" bookshelves with advanced LED optics and IoT functionality enable light to be directed to books, objects, and magazines. The settings are controlled by NFC (Near Field Communicati...
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2020-08-12

Lumileds Launches LUXEON 5050 LED with Better Flux and Efficacy for Outdoor and Industrial Lighting Applications

Streetlights and high-bay fixtures require high flux and efficacy to meet the ever increasing demands for system efficiency and energy cost reduction for these applications. Today, LUXEON 5050 LEDs received an upgrade in both flux and efficacy. Typical performance is now 675 lm with 172 lm/W in full bin shipments and higher performance is available. (Image: Lumileds) “LUXEON 5050 LEDs are already installed in millions of fixtures worldwide and this performance enhancement extends the energy efficiency and long life benefits that cities and business require...
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2020-08-10

TrendForce: Newly Infrastructure Reconstruction Drives Market Demand, 2024 Smart Street Lights Market Scale Reaches USD 1.1 Billion

TrendForce’s latest 2020 Global LED Lighting Market Report- Light LED and LED Lighting Market Trend shows that, by 2024, the global LED smart street light market scale will expect to reach US$ 1.1 billion with CAGR of 8.2% during 2019-2024. (smart street market scale, only including lamp luminaire and single lighting control system.) TrendForce analyst Christine Liu indicates that downstream LED lighting demand is highly related to macroeconomic development. Although there exist many uncertainties under the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, go...
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2020-07-14

GE Current Introduces New Product Extensions for Easier Sign or Signage Installation

GE Current, a Daintree company, has unveiled two extensions to its Tetra family, as well as a third generation update to the Select TX™ that improves loading by 25%. (Image: GE Current) The Tetra® Snap features a snap design that allows sign makers to snap LED modules into an aluminum extrusion. This design eliminates the need for screws, and allows users the flexibility to customize the product choosing between three different light levels, hitting a maximum 1,000 lumens per foot. Combined with Current’s patented OptiLens X optical design, this ...
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2020-06-22

Vertical Farming Program to Address Food Education and Health Diet in Jersey City, U.S.

The City of Jersey City in the U.S. is launching the municipal vertical farming program together with vertical farm technology supplier AeroFarms and World Economic Forum. The program is aim to support healthy diet for people living in area and spark awareness. The initiative will establish 10 vertical farms throughout Jersey City located in senior centers, schools, public housing complexes, and municipal buildings. The 10 sites will grow 19,000 pounds of vegetables annually using water mist and minimal electricity. The food will be free to the public. (Image: AeroF...
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2020-06-04

24/7 Access to Innovative LED Technologies with Samsung’s Virtual Lighting Exhibition

Breaking the social activity limitation brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Samsung launched an online virtual lighting exhibition to fill the need for more consumer-facing product presentations with innovative new strategies. The Virtual Lighting Exhibition now offers a 24/7access to Samsung’s updated lighting solutions for manufacturers, supply chain partners and end users. Samsung said that this online booth provides a platform where virtual visitors can access the most current Samsung LED technologies and products. Users can find segmented product lineups grouped...
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2020-06-03

CALI and Zhaga Sign Liaison Agreement to Advance LED Technology Progresses

The China Association of Lighting Industry (CALI) and the Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) have signed a liaison agreement which entered into force by May 1, 2020. (Image: LEDinside) The two parties said in their joint press release that LED technology has improve radically in the past decade and changed the lighting industry. Dedicating to standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires, Zhaga sees the progress and identified areas of mutual interest with CALI. Thus they agreed to structure and strengthen their relationship and to foster closer cooperat...
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2020-06-01

Learn How to Identify Truly ‘High Quality’ Suppliers online

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the biggest challenge to international trade after the financial crisis in 2008. When most of commercial activities are moving online, international purchasing becomes harder than ever for buyers to import since a purchasing decision must be made directly online without face-to-face communication. Through our recent investigations on hundreds of professional overseas buyers, the biggest worry for them turns out to be the quality issue during the process of oversea procurement online, because a quality issue brings potential risks of damaging brand re...
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2020-06-01

Tallest Skyscraper in Southeast Asia Illuminated by Osram

The tallest building in Southeast Asia currently locates in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The 461.5-meter-high building, Landmark 81, is recently lit up by Osram subsidiary Traxon e:cue and LK Technology. (Image: Osram) The intelligent dynamic lighting system on the facade of Landmark 81 is provided by Traxon e:cue. More than 12,500 sets of Traxon luminaires are pixel precise controlled and managed by the e:cue Light Management System. A variety of products are incorporated into the structure including customized LED Dots, Monochrome Tubes, several e:cue B...
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2020-05-28

Rising Lighting Applications You Can’t Miss in Post-pandemic Era

In 2020, people all around the globe are living in ways that we would never have thought because of COVID-19 pandemic. Majority of the world population has spent most of their time at home with lockdown policies and to avoid infection in the past few months. Even now that several areas have lifted up the restriction, people’s lifestyle is likely to change forever. Lighting applications, which highly related to our daily life, reflect the changes of people’s behaviors. LEDinside is thus seeing some rising trends in the lighting industry in response to the impact of ...
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2020-05-25

LED Lighting Products Free from Tariffs with UK’s New Tariff Regime

The British government announced the new tariff regime as it is exiting the EU. The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) was introduced last week to replace the EU’s Common External Tariff on January 1, 2021. With UKGT, LED lamps will be free from tariffs as the new regime aims to support sustainable economy. (Image: Pixabay) According to the UK government, the UKGT is tailored to the needs of the UK economy and will simply nearly 6000 tariff lines to reduce administrative cost. In order to back green economy, tariffs on over 100 items related renewable ...
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2020-05-25

Signify to Meet New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations with Its Lighting Products

Signify announced that its lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that has taken place in the lighting industry. (Image: Signify) The new Ecodesign regulation combines the current three EU regulations on lighting into one. It introduces stricter energy efficiency requirements. Together with the new regulation on Energy Labeling it means that the energy labels for al...
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2020-05-14

Vertical Farm Companies Invest $10 Million for Setting up Vertical Farming Facilities in North Canada for Food Production

Canada-based Elevate Farms announced its agreement with North Star Agriculture for an initial build-out commitment of US$ 10 million to bring vertical farming and ‎‎‎production of leafy green vegetables, to northern Canada including Yukon and other isolated northern territories. Elevate and North Star have agreed to develop and construct a series of automated large-scale facilities (CEF Facilities) dedicated to the mass ‎production of leafy green plants implementing, among other techniques, the use of patented ‎LED lighting, moving grow ‎boxes a...
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2020-05-12

US-based Turner Construction Purchases Heliospectra LED Lighting Solutions for Upcoming Greenhouse Projects

Horticulture lighting technology supplier Heliospectra announced that it has received a new order from Turner Construction in Miami, Florida, USA, for greenhouse projects. The order will be delivered in May 2020. Turner Construction is one of the biggest construction company in the U.S. and provides design, construction, and installation services for multiple commercial-scale greenhouse projects across the United States in 2020. The Heliospectra ELIXIA 600W LED light will support the growth of crop in a wide variety of growing environments to insure quali...
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2020-05-11

LED Lighting Supports Sustainable Fishing and Protect Local Habitat

LED lighting technology helps to enhance sustainability not only by reducing general energy consumption, it also prevent wildlife in many ways. Recently in Alabama, USA, a turtle-friendly LED lighting is installed in the Gulf Coast to protect a wide variety of sea turtles living in the area. Also, Bangor University in the UK found that attaching LED lights to big holes in net can guide non-target species to escape and significantly reduce bycatch. Alabama’s Gulf Coast with beautiful beaches attracts more than five million visitors annually with visitors. And...
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2020-04-21

Abu Dhabi to Invest 100 Million to Initiate Vertical Farm Projects

The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) will invest US$100 million to four agri-tech companies to set up high-tech agricultural facilities in Abu Dhabi including the world’s largest vertical farm for R&D and other production farms to solve the challenge of local food production. The ADIO partners include AeroFarms, Madar Farms, RNZ and Responsive Drip Irrigation (RDI). AeroFarms from the U.S. will build a new 8200 square meter indoor vertical farm focusing on R&D and commercialization of relevant local crops by leveraging its expertise a...
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2020-04-17

Signify and NEMA Highlight the Essentiality of Lighting during COVID-19 Crisis

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) in the U.S. and lighting company Signify published press releases to state the importance of lighting under the threat of COVID-19 pandemic. (Image: Pixabay) NEMA and members of its Lighting Systems Division addressed that lighting and lighting system manufacturers are essential businesses and requested that all government agencies should exclude lighting and lighting systems device manufacturers from stay-home policy to fully support the requirement of public’s needs for lit, safe, and secure envi...
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2020-04-16

SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Cover Story: WELLMAX Becomes the Export Champion of Lighting 2019

Amid tensions over the trade war in the past year, the global market for international trade has been greatly shaken, causing a fiercer competition in industries. The same is true for the lighting industry. However, when most companies are bogged down by the product homogeneity and price war, the LED Bulb Expert Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) has created a 20% annual revenue growth. The company, surpassed several time-honored enterprises in Shanghai, was honored as the Export Champion of Lighting Products in 2019. Yamin Wang, WELLMAX Chairman and fou...
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2020-03-24

Lighting Companies Including GE Current and LEDVANCE Sponsor Free LED Lights for Coronavirus Remote Site Testing

The National Lighting Bureau (NLB), through its members, is offering free LED lights for the remote sites being set up across the U.S. to test for the coronavirus. (Image: Pixabay) The Bureau provides its services to the public free of charge with the funding of the organization's sponsors, which include individuals, professional societies, trade associations, labor unions, manufacturers, and agencies of the U.S. government. The participated associates include: BIOS Lighting Finelite GE Current, a Daintree Company Healthe by Lighting...
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2020-03-11

Orion Lighting Introduces Bacteria-Fighting LED Fixtures for Public Areas

Orion Lighting highlighted its offering of specialized lighting solutions to combat bacteria, fungus, mold and mildew in high-traffic areas such as schools, healthcare, foodservice and fitness facilities, including high-risk areas such as bathrooms, waiting areas, locker rooms and other public spaces. Orion’s ISON™ LDRMH1 LED Fixture Features Britex™ Anti-Microbial Fixture Coating, Plus an Option to Add VioSafe™ Anti-Microbial Light Technology Orion’s solutions utilize a combination of proprietary technologies, including its B...
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2020-03-04

Signify Completes Acquisition of Cooper Lighting Solution and Expands Solar Lighting with Its Hybrid Charging Technology

Signify announced that it has completed the acquisition of Cooper Lighting Solutions from Eaton on March 2, which follows the schedule set by the two companies. Signify also introduced its new integrated charge controller which enable solar-powered lighting. Signify reported the purchase of Cooper Lighting Solutions from Eaton in October 2019 for US$ 1.4 billion with the aim to strengthen its market position in the North American lighting market. (Image: Pixabay) Meanwhile, the Dutch company launched the new integrated Philips Combo Charge Controller which e...
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 - Osconiq E 2835 CRI 90 (QD) expands ams OSRAM's portfolio of lighting solutions that provide very high quality in a new mid-power LED. - In-house Quantum Dot technology ensures outstanding efficiency values of over 200 lm/W, even at... READ MORE

San Jose, CA – July 13, 2021 – Lumileds today introduced its new LUXEON 2835 Commercial LEDs engineered and designed to support the growing demand for a high volume, high-efficacy mid-power LED to serve commercial indoor lighting a... READ MORE