New Research Proves Whiteness and Color Rendering Has a Strong Effect on LED Lamp Preference; While Most LEDs Just Illuminate, Soraa's Full Visible Spectrum Lamps Make Colors and Whites Pop;
September 17, 2014
Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN(TM) LED technology, announced today new psychophysical research proving that whiteness and color rendering have a strong effect on the perception of energy-efficient LED lighting. The study was approved by an Institutional Review Board and led by Kevin Houser at Penn State University. Because all of Soraa's lamps render the entire visible spectrum, white fabrics and paper goods pop, plastics are brilliant and people's smiles are whiter, and colors are more natural and beautiful. (Photo: Business Wire)

Philips EvoKit LED Retrofit Kits Now Available at Bulbs.com Risk-Free; Leading online lighting distributor now carries the new Philips EvoKit LED Retrofits - ideal for upgrading your traditional fluorescent troffers to LED in just 5 minutes.
September 17, 2014
 Bulbs.com, one of the nation's largest Philips Lighting distributors announced today that it is adding the new Philips EvoKit to its product assortment.  The new Philips EvoKit LED Retrofits are an affordable and convenient way to convert your existing fluorescent troffers into highly efficient energy saving LED luminaires. The Philips EvoKit has also been added to the Bulbs.comBUY 'N' TRYprogram. Commercial customers can now try the retrofit kit risk-free before making their full investment.

Cree Wins 2014 Lighting for Tomorrow Award in Solid State Lighting; Design Featuring XLamp CXA1310 High Density LED Achieves 100-Watt PAR38 Performance in MR11 Size
September 17, 2014
Cree, Inc. ( Nasdaq: CREE ) has won the 2014 Lighting for Tomorrow Award for Solid State Lighting design in the directional lighting category with the Mini CXA HD Punch, a groundbreaking concept design that redefines what can be accomplished with LED lighting by achieving 100-watt PAR38 performance in the size of an MR11. Cree accepted this award on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the American Lighting Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Cree designed the Mini CXA HD Punch to demonstrate new innovations using the Cree XLamp® CXA1310 High Density LED Array, emitting a beautiful, smooth beam with exceptional color rendering. Currently in review for ENERGY STAR® qualification, the concept design Mini CXA HD Punch delivers 3000K color temperature with a 40-degree beam angle and is designed to support a wide range of decorative colors. Cree® High Density (HD) LEDs deliver the industry's highest optical control factor (OCF), redefining the performance, cost and size of LED lighting and enabling new lighting solutions that were not previously possible.

GE LED Bulb--the First ENERGY STAR-qualified to Achieve 100 Lumens Per Watt--Earns Industry Accolades
September 17, 2014
General Electric issued the following news release: GE Lighting's 100-watt A-line replacement LED bulb has earned recognition from two influential lighting industry organizations. The American Lighting Association (ALA) has chosen the bulb as a winner of its Lighting for Tomorrow competition, and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has chosen to include the consumer lighting solution in its annual Progress Report. The bulb is the first 100-watt A-line replacement ENERGY STAR(TM) LED to achieve 100 lumens per watt.

Trans-Lux Energy Reaches Milestone $1 Million in Lighting Rebates; Installs Over 100,000 LED Lights for Commercial and Industrial Applications
September 17, 2014
Trans-Lux Corporation (OTCQB: TNLX) President and CEO J.M. Allain announced today that Trans-Lux Energy, the company's LED lighting entity, has reached two of several strategically structured milestones for the young organization. First, Trans-Lux Energy has eclipsed the $1 million mark for LED lighting rebates collected on behalf its growing client base. The second milestone is the installation of the company's 100,000th LED light. These two significant benchmarks have been achieved in just over two years since Trans-Lux Energy was formed. "When we formulated our new business plan aimed at providing uniquely integrated LED display and lighting solutions for commercial and industrial users approximately two years ago, we set a few lofty goals based on the extreme value we believed would engage new customers," said Allain. "Reaching these important milestones substantiates the added value our integrated services model delivers for myriad users around the world."

September 17, 2014
The following information was released by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE): As part of the Obama Administration's efforts to reduce energy waste in U.S. buildings and help save Americans money by saving energy, the Energy Department today announced the winners of the sixth annual Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) design competition for indoor lighting at the LED Show in Los Angeles.

US Contract Notice: Department of Veterans Affairs Issues Solicitation for "UPGRADE P1 OVERHEAD LIGHTING TO LED PROJ: 512-12-110"
September 16, 2014
Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Maryland Health Care System Officer has issued requirement for "UPGRADE P1 OVERHEAD LIGHTING TO LED PROJ: 512-12-110." Solicitation no. VA24513R0091 Posted on: September 16, 2014 Notice Type: Presolicitation

Future Electronics signs distribution franchise agreement with Stadium Power
September 15, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Future Electronics, a distributor of electronic and electro-mechanical components, has signed a global distribution franchise agreement with Stadium Power, a provider of power supply solutions.

Veeco Instruments introduces TurboDisc EPIK700 GaN MOCVD system
September 12, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Veeco Instruments Inc., a provider of process equipment solutions which enable the manufacture of LEDs, power electronics, and hard drives, has introduced the new TurboDisc EPIK700 Gallium Nitride, or GaN, Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition, or MOCVD, system.

Daktronics to provide new LED super-system to Baku Olympic Stadium
September 11, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Daktronics, Inc., a supplier of electronic scoreboards, display systems and related marketing services, has announced that it will provide a new LED super-system to Baku Olympic Stadium featuring two HD video displays.


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