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Oringinal L-Prize Competition Winning LED Bulb from Philips Reaches Over 40,000 Hours of Actual Testing

From Solid State Lighting Design20 August, 2015 13:25

Oringinal L-Prize Competition Winning LED Bulb from Philips Reaches Over 40,000 Hours of Actual Testing

In 2011, Philips won the first Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize known as the L Prize competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy with its 60-Watt equivalent LED-based bulb. The DOE required that a lamp produce 900 lumens and have 90 CRI or better to be considered equivalent to a 60-Watt incandescent bulb. The DOE tested all of the entrants into the 2011 competition for 18 months before declaring the Philips LED bulb the winner. The DOE awarded $10 million for winning the competition.

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The Lowly Lightbulb Outshines Solar and Wind on U.S. Power Grids

From Bloomberg Business14 August, 2015 11:54

Utility and power grid managers in the U.S. are learning that the best way to cut carbon emissions and improve efficiency is the easiest: Just change

The nation’s largest grid, serving more than 61 million customers from Washington to Chicago, is revising its demand forecasts after recognizing that better lighting has undercut its projections. Swapping all of Thomas Edison’s incandescent lightbulbs with lamps containing light emitting diodes, or LEDs, would save enough electricity to power 20 million American homes, according to the Energy Department.

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LEDs in Horticulture: Philips GrowWise Center and Purdue studies space

From LEDs Magazine8 July, 2015 17:42

Philips Lighting has opened the LED-centric GrowWise Center in Eindhoven to study light recipes for plant growth while Purdue University has conducted

The Philips GrowWise City Farming research center in Eindhoven, the Netherlands has opened for research into increasing agricultural yields using LED horticultural lighting in precise mixes or recipes of color and intensity. Purdue University, meanwhile, has announced the results of a research project growing lettuce in tight vertical layers with LEDs placed near the plant canopy to model what might be the tight space that astronauts experience on deep-space missions such as a trip to Mars.

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Human-centric LED lighting will change the lighting world in coming years

From Biz LED Magazine22 June, 2015 12:27

A LightingEurope’s study states that by 2020, LEDs will take over 90% of the human-centric lighting space.

Today, LED lighting is been designed for various applications, and many of them are quite unique. An important LED lighting application that has been scientifically proved is for the well-being and mood illumination.

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New Package Labels to Inform Public of Potential Link Between Lighting Products and Health

From Lighting Science10 June, 2015 08:14

Lighting Science Adding a Health Risk Notice on Light Bulbs

As a result of government regulations over the past several decades, an increasing number of product manufacturers have added labels alerting consumers to potential health risks. However, a new labeling initiative isn’t the result of a federal mandate but a technology leader’s decision to take action.

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Shipments of LED Lighting Systems Are Expected to Exceed 4.1 Billion a Year by 2024, According to Navigant Research

From Business Wire11 May, 2015 13:49

Worldwide shipments of LED lamps and modules are expected to grow from 864 million annually in 2015 to more than 4.1 billion by 2024

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for light-emitting diode (LED) lamps and modules across all major space lighting uses, including global market forecasts for unit sales and revenue of LED lamps and modules through 2024. LED prices have declined to a point where this type of lighting is becoming the economical choice in almost every application.

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Philips Achieves ENERGY STAR’s Highest Honor - Partner of the Year

From Market Watch9 April, 2015 10:31

With over 500 ENERGY STAR certified products and one of the broadest utility rebate programs in the industry, Philips continues to earn praise.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Philips, the global leader in lighting, with a 2015 ENERGY STAR (ES) Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.

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Philips Lighting will supply network technology for Los Angeles LED street lights

From LEDs Magazine8 April, 2015 13:35

The installation will use the Philips CityTouch management platform to control the Los Angeles street light inventory with a wireless node installed o

Philips Lighting has announced that the City of Los Angeles will use the Philips CityTouch platform to manage the world's largest street light inventory, both for adaptive control of the predominantly LED lighting and for automation of maintenance operations. Evidently, the Philips approach includes the development of a wireless node that can be installed at each fixture, regardless of the manufacturer of the luminaires, with the node leveraging existing mobile wireless networks.

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The Humble Light Bulb Helps Japan Fill Energy Gap Left From Shutting Down Nuclear Reactors

From Bloomberg7 April, 2015 14:05

Japan’s push to keep power flowing after it shuttered its nuclear program may best be illustrated by 73 million light bulbs.

That’s the number of LED bulbs sold in Japan since the start of 2012, representing about 30 percent of all bulbs sold there. The LEDs, which consume a fifth of the energy used by standard lights, are key to the country’s strategy to make energy use more efficient, even as it pursues alternative sources such as solar power.

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Swiss pilots attempt first around-the-world solar flight

From The Guardian9 March, 2015 12:21

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will take turns piloting the single seater Solar Impulse 2 plane that is propelled solely by the sun

A Swiss pilot has begun the first ever attempt to fly around the world in a plane propelled only by the sun. André Borschberg and his compatriot Bertrand Piccard will take turns piloting the single seater Solar Impulse 2 for 21,747 miles (35,000km) over 12 legs, including gruelling five- to six-day stints across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The entire journey will take five months.

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