Urban Farming: The LED farming revolution
The BBC’s ‘Horizons’ program looks at urban farming and the role LED lighting does and will play to increase output
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LEDinside: China’s residential lighting market surpasses US$ 800M in 2013
Starting from 2012-2014, bans on incandescent lights has led to the gradual entry of LED products in the residential lighting markets, according to a latest search report by LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce. Improved LED luminous efficacy and lowered LED product prices contributed to higher consumer acceptance levels and rising penetration rates. Japan was the largest LED residential lighting market in 2012, followed by Europe and North America. However, China’s residential lighting’s global market share is also growing.
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The sale of LED products and the emerging markets of Russia and the Chinese mainland are the brightest hopes for the lighting industry, according to a survey of participants at the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition). – See more at:
LED LIFETIME AND RELIABILITY
Long life has been billed as a key advantage of LEDs, but understanding and communicating how LED products fail and how long they last can be challenging. While LED-based products hold the potential to achieve lifetimes that meet or exceed their traditional counterparts, manufacturer claims can be misconstrued by users who do not fully understand LED product failure mechanisms or the difference between lifetime and reliability
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Optical Safety of LEDs paper published
The “Optical and Photobiological Safety of LED, CFLs and Other High Efficiency General Lighting Sources” paper has been released. To download both the full report and an abridged version please visit Global Lighting Association’s website
Comparing LED and Conventional Light
When comparing LED lighting performance to conventional lighting, buyers will want to consider energy efficiency, operating life and lumen depreciation, light output/distribution, color quality, color shift, dimmability, and expected lifetime.
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Cheaper LED Lightbulbs Are on the Way
Silicon backing should make high-efficiency lighting more affordable
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Guangdong Province to Complete LED Lightings Transition in Public Places Within 3 Years
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LED solutions make down light applications flexible, reliable and more energy efficient
Navigating uncharted waters: New challenges in specifying LED luminaire lifetime
What if every light bulb had an internet IP address?
LEDs Magazine looks at IPv6-enabled intelligent lighting
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Let there be intelligent light: The case for LEDs
Everything else has gone digital. Lighting is literally the last vestige of the vacuum tube era.
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Hong Kong includes LED lamps in its ‘Voluntary Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme’
Effective June 1, 2012, LED lamps are included in Hong Kong’s Voluntary Energy Efficiency labelling scheme.
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Conquering LED Efficiency Droop: Overcoming Mysterious Phenomenon Could Lead to Affordable LED Lighting
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