Lighting Systems News

  • Trilliant and Saigon Hi-Tech Park Sign Deal for First Smart City Project in Southeast Asia

    Trilliant, a global provider of IoT and smart energy communications solutions, signed a deal on August 15 with Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP) to deploy Southeast Asia's first smart city project. Trilliant will install light-emitting diode (LED) lights, together with controls and a smart city management platform. The smart lighting system will communicate over the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Silver Spring Networks Announces Agreement with Acuity Brands to Forge Smart City and IoT Development

    Silver Spring Networks recently announced that Acuity Brands, through its subsidiary Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc., is a new technology and channel partner. Acuity Brands' field sales organization will deliver Silver Spring's technology for smart street lights and smart city services as part of its turn-key offering for large-scale customers including utilities and cities. This includes Silver ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Numa Completes LED Retrofit of HQ

    Numa, the world’s leading drilling technology provider, announced the completion of an energy efficient LED lighting initiative.  The retrofit of their Thompson, CT headquarters and manufacturing facility is an upgrade to the company’s entire lighting system, both inside and out. The advancement will substantially reduce energy consumption, lower operating costs, and improves the ...


    By Numa

  • Grants of up to £10,000 available for businesses, charities and schools that install solar PV or LED lighting

    Grants Available Energy providers recently incurred large fines for failing to provide smart meters to their customers. The Carbon Trust is using some of this money to help businesses fund energy efficiency measures, through accredited installers like SunGift. Grants are up to £10,000, 30% of the cost of the project or 30% of five times the system’s year one projected ...


    By SunGift Solar Ltd

  • Changes to Scottish Energy-Efficiency Regulations

    In September last year new regulations were brought into effect in Scotland. These regulations relate to the energy performance of large non-domestic buildings, and what can be done to improve them. The Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016 applies to non-domestic buildings of more than 1000sqm. Owners who wish to sell or lease their property will ...


    By Flex Connectors Ltd

  • King County Metro signs Urban Solar on for rare 10 year contract

    In an unprecedented move, King County Metro (Metro) granted Urban Solar a decade-long contract to provide solar LED lighting solutions for its transit shelters and stops. The relationship began in 2011 when Metro signed Urban Solar on for a five-year contract for its PV-Shelter solar systems.  Urban Solar was able to transform Metro’s flat shelter roof solar lighting systems and ...


    By Urban Solar

  • Plug-In Electric Truck Designed To Keep the Lights on During Outages

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated (EDI) unveiled the utility industry's first plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV) Class 6 truck featuring technology that has the potential to fundamentally change how the utility manages planned and unplanned outages. The vehicle, developed by EDI in partnership with PG&E, features a plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • UL Awards NJZ Lighting Mainland China’s first UL 844-C1D1 Certification

    UL, the global safety science leader, was invited to be present at new product launch event held by NJZ Lighting, and issued the company a certification to UL 844-CID1. UL 844 covers luminaires for use in hazardous locations. With this issuance, NJZ Lighting became the first luminaires manufacturer in China to receive certification to UL844-CID1 for explosion proof lighting, for their Defender ...


    By UL LLC

  • Color Producing LEDs versus Colored Lighting Gels

    Color manipulation is an important feature in commercial lighting systems. In the film industry, there are two ways to achieve colored lighting: RGB LEDs and colored gels. Deciding which method to apply strictly depends on the lighting objectives of the operator and the type of fixtures being used on the set. This article dives into the mechanisms of both light color manipulation ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Carbon Arc Lights: History, Transformation and Applications

    Before the introduction of incandescent bulbs and LEDs, carbon arc lamps ruled the commercial lighting sector. Previously, the outdated luminaries were used to light up streets, support filming projects and illuminate local landmarks for travelers. The fixtures helped kick start the electric lighting era by encouraging the development of commercial units, including early motion picture Kliegl ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Scientists shed light on why people with lung conditions are vulnerable to air pollution

    Researchers in Japan have been investigating why air pollution is particularly harmful to people with lung conditions. Being exposed to air pollution can trigger symptoms among people with lung conditions, such as asthma attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations, difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing and irritation. However, the bodily mechanisms that lead to this ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Green Light For Europe`s Most Advanced Gas Engine Cogeneration Plant

    In mid-November, Stadtwerke Kiel gave the go-ahead for the construction of a pioneering gas engine cogeneration plant and commissioned the general contractor Kraftanlagen München (KAM) with the implementation. The cooperation contracts were signed back in August 2015. The power station is scheduled to be connected to the grid in the autumn of 2018. With this project, KAM demonstrates its ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • FAA Miramar Solves 24/7 Energy Needs with Solar Carports

    Solar carports at the FAA facility in Miramar. Engineering and construction by Independent Energy Solutions (IES) of Vista, California. SunPower supplied the 2,800+ modules that cover the carports and are estimated to generate over 1.6 million kilowatt hours of energy per year, saving the facility nearly $50,000 every month. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control is an ...

  • No “Tail-Light Warranty” here!

    Some bolted steel tank companies’ warranty lasts only as long as you can see the taillights on their trucks as they leave the job site. We take great pride in the quality of our bolted tanks and the skill of our tank installation teams. Superior Tank Co., ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Harris Corporation and Florida Power & Light Partner for Advanced Communications Network

    October 21, 2016 -- Harris Corporation and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) are partnering to create an advanced digital system that will enhance communications for FPL's extensive operations, which serve approximately 10 million people throughout the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Oceaneering Completes Acquisition of Blue Ocean Technologies, Expanding Subsea Services into Riserless Light Well Intervention

    Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE:OII) announced today that it has acquired the assets of Blue Ocean Technologies, LLC (“Blue Ocean”), a privately held provider of riserless light well intervention (“RLWI”) services, for approximately $30 million in cash. Included in the acquisition are three RLWI systems, two of which are currently under ...

  • HubBoxes, Gateways, and a SPARC to light your way

    Well, it’s been a while since we’ve posted an update here, and that’s because we’ve been working like crazy on a brand new, totally revamped, hardware/software platform. It’s a line of fully autonomous wireless algae pond and PBR monitoring and control systems. This new hardware line is in a word, awesome, and customers are loving it. We’ve now incorporated ...


    By Algae Lab Systems

  • PowerCell gets order and signs a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese company specialized in fuel cell applications for commercial light-duty trucks

    The Nordic leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has received an order and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Chinese company focusing on green energy solutions, specialized in fuel cell applications for commercial light-duty trucks. The two companies see potential of cooperation within Range Extenders, REX, for commercial light-duty electrified distribution vehicles. They ...


    By PowerCell Sweden AB

  • Any colour you like as long as it is from AES Solar

    AES Solar are delighted to have recently launched a service to custom build solar thermal panels from our Endurance range. Not only can the shape be altered to accommodate difficult roof areas, the frame can be any colour you like. This opens up all sorts of possibilities for architects, designers and specifiers. Taking our standard sizes and designs, these can be altered to meet specific ...


    By AES Ltd

  • NREL Discovery Creates Future Opportunity in Quantum Computing

    Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered a use for perovskites that runs counter to the intended usage of the hybrid organic-inorganic material. Considerable research at NREL and elsewhere has been conducted into the use of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites as a solar cell. Perovskite systems have been shown to be highly efficient at ...

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