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Philips rolls out energy-efficient lighting solutions in Nigeria

Philips rolls out energy-efficient lighting solutions in Nigeria

Netherlands-based Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, has unveiled its latest LED lighting technology geared towards supporting Nigeria’s ambition to improve energy performance in public spaces, as part of its fifth consecutive pan-African Cairo to Cape Town road show.

Why Philips’ EcoDesign play is paying off in more than one way

Why Philips’ EcoDesign play is paying off in more than one way

One decade ago, Royal Philips embraced a development philosophy called EcoDesign with the broad aim of minimizing the impact of its products on the environment. The strategy isn't unique: its fiercest rivals ranging from General Electric, Matsushita, Sony, Siemens and Pansonic all boast mature eco-strategies.

LEDs Provide Big Savings for Oakland Bay Bridge

LEDs Provide Big Savings for Oakland Bay Bridge

The California Department of Transportation recently completed an LED lighting overhaul to the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. After three years of testing and designing custom fixtures, Musco Lighting provided an LED lighting system featuring Cree XLamp XM-L LEDs.

LightFair 2014: Smart Lighting Heads Outdoors

LightFair 2014: Smart Lighting Heads Outdoors

Thousands are gathering in Las Vegas this week for LightFair International, the lighting industry’s biggest event of the year. Energy-efficient LEDs and smart lighting controls have taken center stage in recent years, with fast-paced innovations rapidly pushing the industry forward. This year, the show’s central theme is “Integrated Design,” illustrating just how important technology and problem solving have become for the lighting industry.

Lighting is a ‘Gateway Drug to Energy Efficiency’

Lighting is a ‘Gateway Drug to Energy Efficiency’

Making energy efficiency sexy can be a challenge from a messaging standpoint, but it’s also an extremely effective greenhouse gas reduction tool that throws off considerable dividends in the form of reduced operating costs.

DIY Friday: How to Read a Lighting Label

DIY Friday: How to Read a Lighting Label

When trying to decipher the label on a box of light bulbs, you could become so frustrated your teeth start to grind and your eyes begin to protrude.

New Ideas in Lighting Get Closer to Market

New Ideas in Lighting Get Closer to Market

Ever since government regulations began phasing out the traditional light bulb in 2012, the once-simple visit to the lighting aisle has become an exercise in navigating a dizzying array of choices and terminologies, especially for new kinds of compact fluorescents and LEDs.

Cree sees bright future in LED lighting controls

Cree sees bright future in LED lighting controls

LED technology company Cree has been a big beneficiary of the energy-efficient lighting retrofit movement across cities, campus, offices and industrial spaces. Now it is reaching for a piece of the wireless controls market, which could grow to $2.7 billion annually by 2020, according to projections by Navigant Research.

By 2020, LEDs May Rival Incandescent Bulbs in Cost Without Rebates

By 2020, LEDs May Rival Incandescent Bulbs in Cost Without Rebates

Price wars among various consumer light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been going on for the past year. Soon the price competition will spread not only to compact fluorescents but also incandescents, which are being phased out due to energy efficiency regulations enacted in 2007.

Cree Accelerates the LED Light Bulb Pricing War

Cree Accelerates the LED Light Bulb Pricing War

One year ago, LED lighting company Cree introduced a light bulb that set a new bar in price. Today, it's introducing a 100-watt-equivalent LED bulb and lowering prices on existing products, in a move that could trigger price cuts from competitors.

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