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East Hartford Teams with Ameresco for LED Street Lights and Exterior Lighting ESPC Project
December 19, 2014
Ameresco said that it is working with the Town of East Hartford to develop and implement an LED street light and exterior lighting upgrade project at select locations. According to a release, under a $2 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) including more than $480,000 in incentives, new street lights are being installed throughout town, and the Public Safety Complex, Community Cultural Center, Town Hall Offices, Terry Pool Park, Town Green Alumni Park and Firehouse #5 will benefit from exterior lighting upgrades resulting in more than 1.6 million kWh in annual electric savings.

NanoMarkets Issues Latest Report on Quantum Dots, Says QDs Now a Major Competitive Threat to OLEDs
December 18, 2014
 Glen Allen:  According to "Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots: 2015 to 2022," a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets, quantum dots have now progressed far enough down the curve to pose a significant competitive threat to OLED technology.  NanoMarkets considers 2014 as the breakout year for QDs, which achieved significant penetrations in smaller mobile displays for the first time and have now been firmly established as a significant threat to the future of OLED technology.  In the firm's new report, the market for quantum dots (QDs) will grow to $5.5 billion in revenues in 2020.  More on this report can be found at:http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/market-opportunities-for-quantum-dots-2015-2022

LED Driver from Diodes Offers High E-Transformer Compatibility in Non-Dimmable MR16 Lamp Design
December 18, 2014
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today introduced the AL8820 LED driver converter. This device is a compact, two-stage, boost/buck non-dimmable MR16 lamp design solution that is simultaneously characterized by high power factor, low total harmonic distortion (THD) and low-output current ripple. For example, in a 6W MR16 application, the device operates flicker-free with most common LED lighting transformers at a power factor of 0.9 and THD of 30%.

Soraa Completes Its Line of Brilliantly Efficient PAR30 and AR111 LED Lamps; New LED Lamps are the Perfect Alternative to Halogen 50W to 120W Lamps
December 18, 2014
Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN(TM) LED technology, announced today that it has extended its line of PAR and AR111 lamps to offer a full range of halogen replacement lamps from 50W to 120W halogen equivalent. The newly launched 12.5W line features a lower wattage addition to its award winning, full visible spectrum PAR30 and AR111 LED lamps, while maintaining the high Center Beam Candle Power (CBCP) characteristic of Soraa's lamps. Featuring the world's most efficient LED-Soraa's third generation GaN on GaN(TM) LED-the company's new 12.5W PAR30 lamps are the perfect lighting solution for 75W to 120W equivalent lighting applications in retail, hospitality and museum environments; while the 12.5W AR111 lamps offer an efficient choice for retail applications. Soraa's efficient PAR30 and AR111 LED lamps are the perfect alternative to halogen 50W to 120W lamps. (Photo: Business Wire)

Exar Promotes Daniel Wark to Vice President of Worldwide Operations
December 18, 2014
 Exar Corporation(NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of high-performance integrated circuits and system solutions, today announced the promotion of Daniel Wark to the position of Vice President, Worldwide Operations. Mr. Wark succeeds Robert Todd Smathers, who is retiring after three years of service with Exar and over 35 years of service in the semiconductor industry.

Eaton's Innovative Lighting Solutions and Wiring Devices to be Featured in Upcoming Episode of PBS' For Your Home
December 18, 2014
Power management company Eaton announced today that For Your Home,a popular lifestyle show that airs on PBS, plans to feature several solutions from Eaton's Residential, Wiring Devices and Lighting businesses in an episode expected to air during the spring of 2015. Vicki Payne, design expert and host, will highlight the benefits of Eaton's breakers and load centers, residential wiring devices and lighting solutions for homeowners of all types during the program. The Eaton solutions featured in For Your Home offer homeowners energy savings, reliability and versatility that can improve a home's look and functionality. (Photo: Business Wire)

LIGHTING THE WAY TO ENERGY SAVINGS AND JOB GROWTH IN NORTH CAROLINA
December 18, 2014
The following information was released by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF): By: Greg Andeck, EDF senior clean energy manager, and Ivan Urlaub, executive director of the NC Sustainable Energy Association

The 2015 Nissan Patrol now comeswith irresistible benefits
December 17, 2014
Suhail Bahwan Automobiles the exclusive importer and distributor of Nissan vehicles celebrates their ten years of successful operations in Oman this year.To commemorate this occasion Nissan has launched series of irresistible offers on their sleek range of vehicles that comes with exclusive benefits.nbsp;Known as the 'Hero of All Terrain' - the 2015 Nissan Patrol now comes with irresistible benefits. With new stocks in all colours and variants readily available across all the showrooms in the sultanate the vehicle is available with free registration free insurance (for Oman only) easy finance options periodic maintenance service for two years/35K (whichever comes first) and extended warranty amount. Another major highlight of buying a Nissan Patrol is that customers will be eligible to get cashback of RO250 too.Meticulously engineered for over 60 years the Patrol is Nissan's flagship SUV model with a rich heritage and passionate following in the Middle East that dates back to the 1950s. With refreshed styling enhancements of the region's iconic SUV the all-new Nissan Patrol adds more style to its already impressive 'go anywhere' versatility technology and comfort.nbsp;EnhancementsThe all-new Nissan Patrol comes with a new front bumper and new vigorous and muscular front grille pattern with chrome. New 20' machining cut alloy wheels LED headlamps with day time running light and pop-up headlamp washer with new LED rear combination lamp and roof rails add to the range of new features.

The 2015 Nissan Patrol now comeswith irresistible benefits
December 17, 2014
Suhail Bahwan Automobiles the exclusive importer and distributor of Nissan vehicles celebrates their ten years of successful operations in Oman this year.To commemorate this occasion Nissan has launched series of irresistible offers on their sleek range of vehicles that comes with exclusive benefits.nbsp;Known as the 'Hero of All Terrain' - the 2015 Nissan Patrol now comes with irresistible benefits. With new stocks in all colours and variants readily available across all the showrooms in the sultanate the vehicle is available with free registration free insurance (for Oman only) easy finance options periodic maintenance service for two years/35K (whichever comes first) and extended warranty amount. Another major highlight of buying a Nissan Patrol is that customers will be eligible to get cashback of RO250 too.Meticulously engineered for over 60 years the Patrol is Nissan's flagship SUV model with a rich heritage and passionate following in the Middle East that dates back to the 1950s. With refreshed styling enhancements of the region's iconic SUV the all-new Nissan Patrol adds more style to its already impressive 'go anywhere' versatility technology and comfort.nbsp;EnhancementsThe all-new Nissan Patrol comes with a new front bumper and new vigorous and muscular front grille pattern with chrome. New 20' machining cut alloy wheels LED headlamps with day time running light and pop-up headlamp washer with new LED rear combination lamp and roof rails add to the range of new features.

BeON Surpasses $100K Funding Target with 3 Days Left on Kickstarter
December 17, 2014
BeON wows new customers with its brand new preventative approach to home security Cambridge MA ndash;nbsp;BeON Home a Cambridge MA-based start-up is pleased to announce that it has surpassed its $100K funding goal with three days remaining in their Kickstarter campaign. The funding will allow BeON to manufacture and deliver its preventative security products to its customers in the late spring and early summer. During the campaign BeON also announced seed funding of $1.5M and secured manufacturing partners for its products. BeONrsquo;s first products are available by pledging on Kickstarter through Dec. 19th.nbsp; Additional pre-ordering will start in early 2015.BeON supporters and ldquo;backersrdquo; of their product includeNHL legend Ray Bourque and New England Patriot Vince Wilfork along with his wife Bianca who teamed up to support BeONrsquo;s new ldquo;first line of defense approachrdquo; to home security. The team responsible for BeON has decades of experience including manufacturing LED lighting and consumer electronics products that have generated hundreds of millions in revenue to date. BeON has also built a robust advisory board including David Rose MIT media lab author of Enchanted Objects; security expert Robert Siciliano and Jeff Beck former COO of iRobot.


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