Casio Signature XJ-M251
August 21, 2014
The Casio Signature XJ-M251 ($1,499) is a DLP-based data projector that uses the company's hybrid LED/laser light source, which promises very long lamp life. This model provides solid data image quality, suitable for typical business and classroom presentations, and passable video quality, provided you stick to short clips. Size and Connectivity Casio's Signature projectors are heavier and less portable than the company's svelte Slim (formerly Green Slim) line, typified in models such as the Casio Slim XJ-A256. The XJ-M251 measures 3.3 by 12.2 by 9.6 inches (HWD) and weighs 8.6 pounds, a bit heavy to travel with regularly. It is best for room-to-room portability when placed on a cart, or permanently installed. Compatible ceiling mounts are available through third-party vendors. The projector's 1.5x zoom ratio is generous, providing considerable flexibility on projector placement relative to the screen.

Illumitex Helps Green Spirit Farms Grow Good Local Food.SB Local food
August 21, 2014
  (PRWEB) August 21, 2014           Continuing its efforts to help independent farmers provide fresh, locally grown food to communities across the country, Illumitex today announced a partnership with New Buffalo, Michigan-based Green Spirit Farms.       Illumitex's groundbreaking LED grow lights will replace induction lighting in Green Spirit's existing vertical farm operations and will be the sole lighting source for expansion farms the company is planning.           The decision to light up with Illumitex followed a lengthy and thorough assessment where Green Spirit tested numerous lights of various types, including other LEDs.       "We at Green Spirit Farms believe that Illumitex is the premiere lighting source for indoor horticulture based on our independent testing conducted this year in New Buffalo. We are excited to announce this fruitful partnership that will assist us in further vertical farming innovation," says Daniel Kluko, Green Spirit Farms' Director of Research & Development. "Illumitex LEDS will allow us to grow more produce in less time using less energy, which ultimately is good for our business, our customers, and the planet we all share."     Illumitex Eclipse grow lights also will be Green Spirit's light of choice for the systems it develops for other vertical farms using its innovative Vertical Grow Systems.             Vertical farming is rapidly becoming the go-to food-sourcing solution for restaurants and markets that want fresh, locally sourced produce.

Artscape Launches With the Largest LED Arts and Entertainment Billboard in the Country.
August 21, 2014
  Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) August 21, 2014       Shanklin Media unveiled their new 52' x 42' Formetco LED billboard at the opening of Artscape 2014. Located across from Penn Station in Baltimore, Maryland, there is no doubt this will soon become and iconic landmark of the city. Hundreds of thousands of attendees witnessed this massive arts billboard showcase the works of illustrators, sculptors, graphic designers, animators, and other creative independents freely throughout the three day long festival. Spectators were able to interact with the screen via social media outlets, by uploading photos and submitting tweets from their mobile phones. The premiere of this new billboard immediately generated a media buzz by taking this unique approach of fully engaging the public.

This New Super Energy Efficient LED Light EVA Has Multiple Functionality
August 21, 2014
LEDified is an Australian lighting company that is set to revolutionize the global lighting industry with its innovative new product EVAtrade;. EVAtrade; is the product of an intensive years long project which combined the most popular features of LED downlights currently on the market as well as those being developed by LEDified. The new EVAtrade; downlight is a super energy efficient LED light which uses 10 Watts to produce between 800 and 850 Lumens or it can be switched to a 5 Watt mode which generates between 400 and 425 Lumens. In addition to scalable brightness EVAtrade; also sports many other delightful features which are sure to make it an enormous commercial success.Among the most appealing features is a remote controller which allows EVAtrade; to be dimmed or brightened according to desire.

Flashing LEDs could create a mesh network for self-driving cars
August 20, 2014
Engineers are working on all sorts of technologies that could make cars smarter and help drivers stay safe-lasers, radar, ad-hoc WiFi, and advanced image recognition are all on the table. However, these are all complicated and expensive to implement. Intel research scientist Richard Roberts has a different idea. It may be possible to use visible light emitted by LEDs to create a low-cost automobile mesh network. Many cars already have LED headlights that could be used in such a system, so we're already off to a good start.

Dell UltraSharp UP2414Q
August 20, 2014
The Dell UltraSharp UP2414Q ($999.99) is the company's first 24-inch class Ultra High Definition (UHD) desktop monitor and is only one of three 4Kmonitors currently on Dell's roster, which includes the high-end UltraSharp UP3214Q and the affordably priced P2815Q. The UP2414Q uses IPS panel technology to deliver an exquisite 3,840-by-2,160 resolution image with accurate colors and solid grayscale performance. It's alsoequipped with a fully adjustable stand, an auto-rotate feature, and a high-speed USB port, thoughnone of the USB ports are side-mounted for easy access. As with most UHD monitors, the Dell UltraSharp UP2414Q is fairly expensive, and as we saw with the Editors' Choice NEC MultiSync EA244UHD, Windows desktop icons and fonts are minuscule when displayed in UHD ona screen this small.

Lutron Caseta Wireless Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Kit
August 19, 2014
As more and more connected light bulbs flood the digital homemarket, it's surprising we haven't seen nearly as many accessories designed to bring connectivity to products we already have. After all, it can get pretty pricey to replace a bunch of bulbs that are still working perfectly well. The Lutron Caseta Wireless Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Kitmakes it easy to bring some connectivity to bulbs in the lamps you already own, and for $80, you can connect two lamps to a single dimmer. It works well, setup is simple, and it comes with a remote control out of the box. If you want to pair it with your smartphone, however, you'll have to spend extra money on a bridge. Setup The white, plastic dimmer box measures 3.1 by 2.1 by 1.2 inches (HWD) and plugs into a standard outlet. It supports up to 300-watt incandescent or halogen bulbs, or 100-watt dimmable CFL or LED bulbs. I tested the kit using a Philips 60-watt equivalent dimmable LED bulb.

Safety First in LED Lighting Retrofit Kits.
August 18, 2014
  Yorba Linda, Calif. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014             As fluorescent to LED conversion kits from several manufacturers hit the market, energy-efficient lighting manufacturer Precision-Paragon [P2] released a statement today reiterating its commitment to the importance of safe, standards-compliant lighting retrofit kits.       [P2] is the manufacturer of the TKD LED Troffer Conversion Kit, which retrofits fluorescent prismatic and parabolic troffers to low wattage, high lumen LED lighting. The TKD meets a wide range of safety and energy standards. For example, the kit is designed to UL1598, 1598C and 8750 standards and is listed on the DesignLights Consortium(R) (DLC) list. All testing on the TKD was performed to LM79, LM80 and TM21 IESNA standards.       However, the manufacturer cautions that not every retrofit kit on the market adheres to these same standards, and even some that do might cut corners in other ways.       "One of our employees was watching an instructional video put out by a competing manufacturer," explained Joe Martin, [P2] vice president and general manager. "Our employee noticed that the video encouraged the violation of a nationally recognized standard in the installation of the retrofit kit."           The video in question demonstrated the installation of an LED retrofit kit in a manner, which bypassed the original fluorescent ballast, but left the disconnected ballast in place within the upgraded fixture.

"... no combination of these two things that I have tried before is as fantastic"
August 01, 2014
One clinician's take on how implementing PeriOptix lighting and magnification systems into her practice provides better care for her patients along with better health to herself. [compiiedbystanGoff] DR. GENA SCHULTHEIS COMPLETED

Category Cruncher: HANDPIECES
August 01, 2014
Eight different doctors test eight different handpieces. In this edition of Category Cruncher, we decided to focus on handpieces because they are vital to the success of many dental procedures. We understand the importance and need to have a powerful, ergonomic handpiece that allows you to do your job efficiently, while producing esthetic results. With that in mind, we set out to help our readers find a handpiece that best fits their hand, their style of dentistry and their individual preference. We interviewed eight different dental professionals about eight different handpieces to hear the results they saw while using these products in their daily routines. In these interviews, the dentists explained how these handpieces compared to ones they have previously used, how these handpieces have improved their workflow, and their patients' responses to the handpieces.


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