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Walmart Plans Retail Lighting Upgrades
April 24, 2014
Walmart announced plans to purchase energy-efficient LED ceiling lighting fixtures for new supercenters in the United States, stores in Asia and Latin America, and Asda locations in the United Kingdom.

Electronics Bazaar Unveils LED Bazaar
April 24, 2014
Keeping in mind the significant potential of the light emitting diode (LED) market in India, Electronics Bazaar magazine, an Electronics For You Group publication and South Asia's No. 1 B2B sourcing magazine, announced it has dedicated a new segment to LEDs and LED lighting, called LED Bazaar.

Walmart Highlights Progress in 2014 Global Responsibility Report; Continues Focus on Making a Positive Impact on People and the Planet through Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability
April 23, 2014
Walmart today released its seventh annual Global Responsibility Report , entitled "So Many Opportunities to Make a Difference." The report outlines key accomplishments in the areas of social and environmental responsibility, specifically highlighting Walmart's top achievements in fiscal year 2014 to help provide sustainable solutions for people and the planet. "We have made significant progress across the entire chain, and have exceeded several goals we put in place to reduce our environmental impact and strengthen the communities where we live and work," said Kathleen McLaughlin, senior vice president of sustainability and president of the Walmart Foundation. "We take our responsibility to create innovative solutions to key environmental and social challenges seriously, and we believe this will provide opportunities for our communities, customers and associates. Doing business the right way is of the utmost importance, and you can expect to see Walmart continuing to lead in areas that are crucial for our customers, our planet and people worldwide." Among the accomplishments reported in the Global Responsibility Report are the following:

EFI Propels Print Business Competitiveness With Inkjet and Workflow Innovations at the International Sign Expo; EFI Expands Its Range of "Green" LED Offerings as it Approaches 250 LED Printer Installs
April 23, 2014
FREMONT, Calif., April 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI? (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, will showcase new products and enhancements to its portfolio of advanced inkjet and graphic arts production workflow products at the ISA International Sign Expo, April 24-26 in Orlando. EFI's exhibit in booth 1812 includes the first LED printer in the entry-level EFI Wide Format line, the new EFI H1625 LED printer, as well as the EFI VUTEk® HS100 Pro UV inkjet press, an industry-leading, high-volume production solution offering near-offset quality for display graphics, corrugated packaging and other applications. The 65-inch wide H1625 LED entry-level production printer drives greater profits with a low total cost of ownership, giving users the ability to print fast-turn, high-margin wide-format graphics on roll and rigid media. The H1625 offers four-color plus white and single-pass, multilayer printing, as well as eight-level variable drop grayscale heads for superior quality imaging. Its LED technology gives users the ability to print on a broader range of substrates, including high-value, specialty substrates, opening the door to unique, creative opportunities.

World's Largest 4K Video Board, Built by Panasonic, Set to Debut at Churchill Downs; Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company partners with Churchill Downs to deliver unprecedented fan experience with massive display screen and 4K technology
April 23, 2014
 Churchill Downswill unveil the world's largest 4K ultra high-definition LED video board on Saturday, April 26, for the Spring Meet 2014. The 170-foot tall video screen, constructed byPanasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, will provide a stellar viewing experience for everyone throughout the venue, including the thousands of avid fans in the legendary Churchill Downs 26-acre infield.   "During the past 10 years, we've invested more than $160 million at Churchill Downs to significantly upgrade our venue and greatly enhance the fan experience," noted Kevin Flannery, President of Churchill Downs Racetrack. "Working with Panasonic to install the first outdoor 4K video board was a critical component of our investment strategy to make Churchill Downs the best Thoroughbred racing facility for all our events and turn it into one of the premiere 'must see' sports and entertainment destinations in the world."

Buck Converter from Diodes Incorporated Handles Fast-Changing Loads
April 23, 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 a synchronous buck converter designed to optimize transient response in low-voltage TV and monitor applications. Based on an adaptive constant on-time control algorithm, the 5A-rated AP65550 quickly reacts to rapid changes in load conditions, guaranteeing a minimal drop in output voltage.

Cree LED Street Lights Transform California City's Streets, Cut Energy Use by 65 Percent; San Luis Obispo's LED Lighting Upgrade Delivers Superior Light Quality and Savings
April 23, 2014
Inspired by the successful Los Angeles street lighting upgrade, where many of the city's 140,000 high-pressure sodium (HPS) street lights were converted to Cree® LED luminaires, San Luis Obispo, Calif. selected Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) to help improve the city's sustainability efforts. City officials collaborated with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to replace more than 2,000 outdated HPS street lights with Cree XSP Series LED street lights , delivering superior light quality while saving on maintenance costs and reducing the city's annual energy consumption by more than 65 percent. "This project represented a real win-win for the city and the environment. The decision to go with LED fixtures is helping the city save money, use less electricity, improve safety and decrease greenhouse gas emissions," said Tom Lorish, senior customer relationship manager, PG&E. "Those are real benefits for all of us who live here, made possible by the city's leadership and our collaboration with Cree in finding new ways to become more energy efficient."

Leading Foundry Selects Mega Fluid Systems for Customized CMP Solutions; Made-to-Order Blending and Delivery System Shipped and Installed
April 23, 2014
Mega Fluid Systems Inc, a global supplier of chemical and slurry delivery equipment to the semiconductor, LED, pharmaceutical, specialty chemicals and solar/PV industries, today announced completion of a major tool shipment and installation at a leading U.S.-based foundry. Under the terms of the agreement, Mega designed a slurry/chemical blending and delivery system to be used specifically for supplying dynamic chemistries for CMP polishing applications. Mega's system was chosen because it can be tailored to handle the customer's specific chemistries without affecting their properties, leading to improved process results and lower cost of ownership.

Independence LED Parking Garage Fixture Is Approved by DLC; The DLC Listed U.S. Made LED Parking Garage Fixture Includes 10 Year Warranty and Earns Top Rebates to Help Save Money and the Planet
April 23, 2014
Independence LED Lighting, the award-winning U.S. manufacturer of LED products, announced today that the DesignLights Consortium(R) (DLC) approved its high-efficiency LED Parking Garage Fixture for their Qualified Products List. Energy rebates in select markets will now cover up to the cost of the fixture. The DLC approval came on Earth Day 2014, a timely reminder that in addition to saving over 65% of energy costs, the fixture is also one of the most cost effective means to reduce CO2 emissions. To view the DLC Qualified Products List, see: www.designlights.org/QPL and search either "Independence LED" or the product #s below:

LED highway lighting saves 40 per cent on electricity costs
April 23, 2014
The Prince Edward Island Library has issued the following book details: Converting older highway lights to energy-efficient LEDs is reducing the province’s electricity bill, says Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Robert Vessey.


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