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Place: Light First - Invisible Skylines by vPPR Architects
July 25, 2014
The fifth of the AJ/iGuzzini Place: Light First proposals imagines a radical answer to the current concerns about the impact tall buildings are having on London's skyline As well as making things visible, light can make objects disappear - even skyscrapers. In our proposal, which we call 'Invisible Skylines', we incorporate recent developments in camera and LEDscreen technology into new kinds of architectural facades for high-rise towers, effectively creating an 'invisibility cloak' for tall buildings in London. The principle of the technology is that a camera located on one side of an object is linked via a live feed to an LED screen on the other side, relaying a real-time image of the view beyond and so rendering the mass in between transparent. By rigorously applying this cladding system, comprising a dense screen of lenticular LEDs and 360° cameras powered by solar panels to all new high-rise developments, we can imagine a future world where housing needs are met in the centre of the capital without affecting the distinctive London skyline or obstructing the views towards St Paul's vouchsafed under the London View Management Framework.

Samsung Unveils Curved Ultra High Definition TV Set
July 25, 2014
July was a good month for tech lovers in Kenya as Samsung Electronics East Africa unleashed the mother of all television sets in the form of a Curved Ultra High Definition Light Emitting Diode TV.

Solar power products firm Fourth Partner Energy raises funding from Chennai Angels
July 24, 2014
Earlier in March, The Chennai Angels, invested in Bangalore-based education products and services start-up Skyfi Labs. The Chennai Angels (TCA), a network of private angel investors, has invested an undisclosed amount in Hyderabad-based solar power products firm Fourth Partner Energy Pvt Ltd, according to a press release.

Flashpoint's LED Lights Are the Newest Lighting Collection for Photo and Video Available Exclusively at Adorama.
July 24, 2014
  New York, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2014           Adorama, one of the world's largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, is now selling a brand new line of Flashpoint LED lights designed for both camera and stand-mounted use. New photography and videography lights from Flashpoint include the SpeedLight Partner and the VariAngle light, as well as a collection of LED lights in both standard and bi-color options. New stand-mounted lights include various models of circular and panel lights. These Flashpoint LED lights are available exclusively in store at Adorama and online.

VLEDS Adds LED Headlights to Its Online Store.
July 24, 2014
  Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014         LED (light-emitting diode) lights are fast-becoming one of the most popular choices in lighting, including automotive lighting. That's why automotive replacement bulb retailer VLEDS is announcing the addition of LED headlights to its online store, to give its customers an alternative to the more traditional halogen headlights.

UAE, Saudi Arabia Shine Bright in Resurgent USD 2.5bn GCC Lighting Market
July 23, 2014
July 23 -- Frost & Sullivan issued the following news release: The UAE and Saudi Arabia are at the forefront of a resurgent GCC lighting sector, with both countries accounting for 70 per cent of the US$2.5 billion regional market value in 2013, according to global consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan.

Most Business Owners Use or Plan to Use LED Bulbs; Half Delay Implementing Due to Upfront Costs: Leapfrog Lighting Poll.
July 23, 2014
  Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) July 23, 2014         The upfront installation cost of retrofitting workplaces with LED bulbs is the main stumbling block holding back business owners from implementing the change. Although 81.9 per cent of those surveyed* currently use or plan to use LED bulbs, high price is the main reason 50.9 per cent of business owners delay implementation.       The new Leapfrog Lighting poll asked a randomized sample of 200 business owners and managers, "What is the main reason you delayed implementation of LED light bulbs in your workplace?"         "Upfront costs" emerged as a significant obstacle to implementation. Only 5.5 per cent doubted manufacturers' claims of long life, and another 6.1 per cent doubted energy savings claims. Another 19.6 per cent doubted the overall value proposition, while 18 per cent were fully convinced.           "Upfront costs tend to be the main issue we run across with clients," said Stephen Naor, CEO of Leapfrog Lighting, who commissioned the poll of random business owners and managers.

DRAMA QUEEN; FOURTH-GEN Z1000 BACKS UP FAR-OUT LOOKS
July 21, 2014
Kawasaki's fourth-generation Z1000 naked bike-swimming in "golden-blazed" green paint, piercing the road ahead with its four-bulb LED headlights and propelled by a frenetic 1,043cc DOHC inline-four engine-looks like Kryptonite on wheels.

ELEGANCE IN Design
July 15, 2014
New Delhi, July 15 -- ONE OF THE COOLEST HANGOUTS FOR THE HIP 'N' HAPPENING, THE COFFEE & BREAD ART CAFÉ, LOCATED IN THE ERANDWANE AREA, IS A FAVOURITE WITH THE YOUNGER GENERATION. THEIR USE OF SOFT INTERIOR LIGHTING GIVES THIS CAFÉ A WARM VIBE. THEIR DÉCOR IS SIMPLE YET EYECATCHING, THUS MAKING THE CAFÉ LOOK SPACIOUS, BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL TO ITS CUSTOMERS.

Training to avoid CSA lighting citations
July 01, 2014
FULL TEXT More technical training courses and constructive support for avoiding potential FMCSA's Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) violations are two specific parts and service examples being brought forward to fleet management members by Truck-Lite. In response to fleet managers and truck technicians, the company developed online training modules on lighting and harness, basics in electricity, lighting fundamentals, harness fundamentals, LED lighting performance, regulations and questions. The entire series is presented under the moniker of Truck-Lite Training Institute (TTI).


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