Elation Lighting and Video System Throws Spectacular Show on Third Royal Caribbean Quantum Class Ship

By: Portia Higgins Wednesday August 17, 2016 comments

Ovation of the Seas took its maiden voyage in April as the third Quantum class luxury cruise liner from Royal Caribbean International to feature an onboard Elation Professional lighting and video system. It follows the successful launch of Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, both of which sail with a full complement of energy-efficient Elation Professional products. Ovation of the Seas boasts the same lighting and video package template as the previous two Quantum class ships, says Christopher Vlassopulos, Superintendent SLVR ... Read More

Reduced Expenses Made Easy and Affordable with LED Lighting Retrofits

By: Portia Higgins Friday August 12, 2016 comments

Smart business owners and facilities managers are always on the lookout for ways to reduce expenses and increase revenue. Because of recent improvements and shrinking costs, lighting retrofits replacing traditional lamps and controls to energy-efficient LED systems have emerged as one of the easiest, most affordable ways to lower your electric bill and sharpen your budget. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, todays LED bulbs are six to seven times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights, cut energy use by... Read More

Soraa MR16 and PAR30 LED Lamps Shine in New Museum Projects

By: Portia Higgins Wednesday July 20, 2016 comments

Soraa has announced two new museum products in which the company's LED retrofit lamps were utilized to improve viewing of exhibits and slash energy usage. Madame Tussauds in San Francisco, CA turned to GU10 LED lamps, line voltage lamps in the MR16 form factor, to light more than 100 wax figures including actors, politicians, and other celebrities. In Snug Harbor, NY, the Staten Island Museum used Soraa PAR30 lamps to present the historic exhibits in a manner that optimizes the viewing experience for visitors. Soraa has focused its... Read More

Will US Made LED Fixtures Ever Cost Less Than Chinese Imports?

By: Portia Higgins Thursday June 16, 2016 comments

The answer is YES. Today, some US LED manufacturers have already cracked the code on beating the Chinese at price, while maintaining high quality. This may be surprising to many business owners, energy advisors and lighting professionals. In a presidential election year, candidates on both sides of the aisle have spoken about the benefits of increasing US manufacturing and the resulting job creation. Domestic manufacturing alone does not create economic growth if the products that are produced are not competitively priced and purchased by... Read More

California-Based City to Upgrade 6,000 Streetlights to LEDs

By: Portia Higgins Friday June 10, 2016 comments

Chico, the most populated city in California, partners up with PGE in switching all the streetlights to LED lamps, reported KRCR News . The conversion is expected to cost the city US 1.17 million. An internal municipal fund will cover most of the cost, totaling at US 1.31 million. Meanwhile, PGE will utilize the incentive through the LED Streetlight Turn0Key Replacement Program to cover US $145,950. Chico accommodates nearly 7,000 streetlights in the city and 4,700 out of the total lights are owned by the city. PGE owns about 2,300... Read More

Ephesus Upgrades Hawkins Field of Vanderbilt University with LED Lighting System

By: Portia Higgins Tuesday May 24, 2016 comments

ower management company Eaton today announced that the home field of the Vanderbilt University mens baseball team, Hawkins Field in Nashville, Tennessee, has installed an advanced light-emitting diode ( LED ) system designed to enhance the viewing experiences for spectators while reducing energy use by as much as 75 percent. The Vanderbilt University's Hawkins Field in Nashville, Tennessee was upgraded with LED s from Ephesus. (Photo Courtesy of Eaton) The Commodores opened their season under the Ephesus... Read More

LED Technology Serves Rapidly Growing Horticultural Market

By: Portia Higgins Monday May 9, 2016 comments

Horticultural research has established that radiation at some relatively narrow spectral bands can optimize chlorophyll absorption in plants that in turn drives the photosynthesis process critical to plant growth. Both packaged LED manufacturers and makers of solid-state lighting (SSL) finished products are moving to capture a slice of what is a rapidly growing marketplace. Meanwhile, researchers continue to work to understand how other wavelengths might further boost productivity in greenhouses and indoor commercial plant farms. The... Read More

Circadian Lighting is Developed to Help Dementia Patients at UK Hospital

By: Portia Higgins Thursday April 28, 2016 comments

UK smart lighting and LED specialist PhotonStar said it has completed a circadian lighting installation at a dementia ward in London where the dynamically changing light levels are expected to improve patient health. Interested in more articles announcements on circadian lighting human-centric lighting? The head nurse on the ward at St. Marys Hospital requested the circadian lighting system for patient wellbeing as part of a broader ward retrofit, and the hospital justified the deployment on the basis of energy savings,... Read More

Major League Baseball Opens With LEDs in San Diego and Arlington (UPDATED)

By: Portia Higgins Friday April 22, 2016 comments

Musco Lighting and Eatons Ephesus Lighting each have announced new high-profile, sports-venue, LED -based lighting projects that came to light with the dawn of the 2016 Major League Baseball season. Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres in San Diego, CA, has the new Musco Lighting installation. Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers in Arlington, TX, has the new Ephesus Lighting installation. In both cases,the solid-state lighting (SSL) has raised light levels and slashed energy usage while DMX-based controls enable the teams... Read More

Researchers Develop LED Covering Full Visible Light Spectrum

By: Portia Higgins Friday April 15, 2016 comments

Researchers have developed the first standard LED covering the full visible light, in collaboration with Nichia Corporation. LED and OLED lighting, which is generally called solid-state lighting (SSL), is becoming more common as the next generation lighting. Evaluations of total luminous flux (a performance index for lighting) and color are important for SSL, and to evaluate those values, it is indispensable to measure the light intensity of each wavelength accurately based on spectral measurement. For accurate spectral measurement, the... Read More