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1000Bulbs.com Now Offers Direct Plug-In T8 LED Bulbs
October 31, 2014
Garland, TX, October 31, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Great news for those looking to upgrade their T8 fluorescent tubes to LED-1000Bulbs.com now offers direct plug-in T8 LED lamps. These direct plug-in lamps are easy to install into existing lampholders, requiring no electrical rewiring and no need to change the ballast. Simply swap out your old fluorescent tubes with these ballast-compatible LED versions.

Enlighted Integrates with Philips Xitanium SR LED Drivers
October 31, 2014
Enlighted said it will deliver a new fixture-integrated, digital, multi-function wireless sensor unit that, when connected to the Philips Advance Xitanium SR LED driver, enables any lighting manufacturer to deliver fully connected fixtures.

Enlighted Integrates with Philips Xitanium SR LED Drivers
October 31, 2014
Enlighted said it will deliver a new fixture-integrated, digital, multi-function wireless sensor unit that, when connected to the Philips Advance Xitanium SR LED driver, enables any lighting manufacturer to deliver fully connected fixtures.

Vandemonium: You Won't Believe How Five Aftermarket Shops Designed the First Ford Transit Custom Vans for SEMA
October 30, 2014
The first-ever all-new 2015 Ford Transit custom vans will debut at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas. Five Transit project vehicles were crafted to showcase the van's toughness and flexibility for customers looking for a vehicle that can fit a variety of needs - from high-tech luxury limo to sport exhibitions to off-road adventure. "Ford Transit vans and passenger wagons are designed to be upfit-ready so customers have an easier time customizing the vehicle to work best for them," said Yaroslav Hetman, brand manager for Ford Transit, Transit Connect and E-Series. "We are very excited about what our SEMA customizers have done with these vans. They preview the first of what is expected to be a renaissance in custom vans, led by the all-new Ford Transit." Customized Transit vehicles on display at the SEMA show Nov. 4-7 include:

Light Up Wristbands Energize New York Knicks Season Opener With Blue Man Group; New York City's Madison Square Gardens Feature Xylobands at Duel Events
October 30, 2014
Madison Square Gardens has been lighting up people with new technology LED wristbands at two completely different special events this month. The New York Knicks featured the interactive light-up wristbands for their season opener, lighting up the Gardens in Orange and Blue and a colorful light show with The Blue Man Group. Prior to that event Xylobands (the world's first LED wristbands) helped energize a music concert by a Japanese rock band X Japan.

"The End Is Near" For Incandescent Light Bulbs; Meijer partners with GE Lighting to educate customers, provide solutions as traditional bulbs begin disappearing from retail shelves
October 30, 2014
Shoppers who get ready for their annual trip to buy light bulbs due to the end of daylight saving time may be in for a surprise this year as traditional incandescent light bulbs begin to disappear. To help its customers through this transition, Meijer has partnered with GE Lighting, America's most trusted lighting brand, to create a new shopping experience to help its shoppers navigate the many options as they prepare for the longer winter nights. "Even though we've known for a while that incandescent light bulbs are being phased out, customers have been lulled into thinking the old school bulbs are not going away because they have remained on shelves," said David Hart, electrical, plumbing and home environment buyer for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer. "We're now approaching the point where the supply is disappearing, so we're trying to help our shoppers understand the multiple new options in a category that's become much more technologically advanced."

'The End is Near' for Incandescent Light Bulbs
October 30, 2014
General Electric issued the following news release: Shoppers who get ready for their annual trip to buy light bulbs due to the end of daylight saving time may be in for a surprise this year as traditional incandescent light bulbs begin to disappear. To help its customers through this transition, Meijer has partnered with GE Lighting, America's most trusted lighting brand, to create a new shopping experience to help its shoppers navigate the many options as they prepare for the longer winter nights. "Even though we've known for a while that incandescent light bulbs are being phased out, customers have been lulled into thinking the old school bulbs are not going away because they have remained on shelves," said David Hart, electrical, plumbing and home environment buyer for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer. "We're now approaching the point where the supply is disappearing, so we're trying to help our shoppers understand the multiple new options in a category that's become much more technologically advanced."

JS body for realistic license fees for CNG stations
October 30, 2014
The official news Agency of Bangladesh (BSS) has issued following news release: Parliamentary standing committee on the ministry for power, energy and mineral resources today recommended introduction of realistic license fees for the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refueling stations, an official release said.

Ireland: Vampire Energy: 5 energy myths that will shock your socks off
October 30, 2014
Government of Ireland has issued the following news release: Vampire Energy: 5 energy myths that will shock your socks off From: Department of Energy & Climate Change First published: 30 October 2014 Part of: Helping households to cut their energy bills, Climate change and Energy

LED there be light Fiat Lux: Sistine Chapel illuminated as never before
October 30, 2014
European commission has issued the following news release: Michelangelo’s wonderful paintings in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel are getting a second life thanks to a revolutionary new Light Emitting Diode (LED) system, funded by an EU research project called LED4ART. The 7,000 diodes of the installation mean Michelangelo's frescoes can be seen as never before: some can now be seen in three dimensions from the floor level for the first time, and all can be viewed more precisely. The new system saves 60% on energy costs and emissions, and the gentler technology reduces the ageing of the painting compared to the old system.


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