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Reshoring deal sees turnover soar for One-LUX; One-LUX, which designs, assembles and supplies LED lighting control solutions, is set to break the £5 million turnover barrier for the first time this year
March 26, 2015
The increasing trend for reshoring in the manufacturing sector has reaped dividends for an Aldridge electronic components specialist. One-LUX, which designs, assembles and supplies LED lighting control solutions, is set to break the £5 million turnover barrier for the first time this year. The firm says it is currently flying high thanks to a deal to reshore the manufacture of two new products - its OMNI-LED and UNITY-LED ranges.

Power Down for Earth Hour March 28; BGE customers can join in the effort to save energy
March 26, 2015
BGE is encouraging customers to power down in celebration of Earth Hour, 8:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 28, and join millions across the world in this global effort. Earth Hour is the world's largest annual voluntary environmental action event to raise awareness about climate change. BGE will be turning off nonessential lights at its Baltimore offices to mark Earth Hour.

Power Down for Earth Hour March 28; PECO to shut down iconic Crown Lights for Earth Hour and customers can join in the effort to save energy;
March 26, 2015
PECO is encouraging customers to power down in celebration of Earth Hour, 8:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 28, and join millions across the world in this global effort. Earth Hour is the world's largest annual voluntary environmental action event to raise awareness about climate change. PECO will power down its iconic LED Crown Lights system, but before "going dark" a special message will run from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. atop the company's Main Office Building at 2301 Market St. in Philadelphia.

Soraa's LED Optical Light Engine Named Light Source of the Year; AR111 and MR16 LED Lamps Also Highly Commended in Prestigious Awards Competition
March 26, 2015
Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN(TM) LED technology, announced today that its LED Optical Light Engine was named Light Source of the Year at the prestigious Lighting Design Awards 2015. On top of this outstanding achievement, both the AR111 LED with SNAP System and Constant Current MR16 LED lamps were "Highly Commended" in the same category. This recognition joins a host of other awards Soraa has received over the past 12 months including: LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards, Architectural SSL Magazine Product Innovation Awards (PIA), Red Dot Awards 2014, among others. Soraa's LED Optical Light Engine was named Light Source of the Year at the prestigious Lighting Design Awards 2015. (Photo: Business Wire)

More roads to have LED lights
March 26, 2015
Liverpool City Council, UK Government has issued the following news release: Thousands of Liverpool’s street lights are being replaced in a programme which will produce millions of pounds of savings to the city.

New lights in New Union Street car park to cut costs and energy consumption by 80%
March 26, 2015
Coventry City Council, UK Government has issued the following news release: State of the art lighting technology has been installed in the city’s New Union Street multi-storey car park to cut energy consumption, save money and reduce carbon emissions.

Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Market Research Report To 2020 Grand View Research Inc.
March 24, 2015
Global physical vapor deposition (PVD) market is anticipated to witness growth on account of rising importance of coatings in semiconductors LED and storage systems. Semiconductor industry growth in China South Korea Japan and Singapore is anticipated to fuel PVD demand. Gaining popularity of microelectronics in semiconductor industry is expected to have a positive impact on PVD market. Rising importance of LED on account of being an energy efficient option in emerging markets of China and India is expected to promote market demand in the near future. Increasing demand for photovoltaic cells in solar industry is likely to augment PVD market growth over the forecast period. For More Information on quot;Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Market Research Reportsquot; visit ndash;

EIZO releases ColorEdge CG248-4K monitor
March 23, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: EIZO Corporation, a manufacturer of computer displays, has announced the release of the ColorEdge CG248-4K, a 23.8-inch monitor with a UHD, or ultra-high-definition, 4K native resolution.

Control Resources Inc. awarded Microchip Design Partner Platinum Master Certification
March 23, 2015
Littleton MA March 18 2015 - Control Resources Inc.(CRI) a Massachusetts based OEM electronics design and manufacturing company is once again pleased to announce that it has been awarded quot;Platinum Master Certificationquot; status in the Microchip Design Partner Program. CRI is proud to be one of the select few from hundreds of Microchip Design Partners to be awarded Platinum Level status.nbsp; CRI has extensively used the Microchip family of products in designing the following: * Audio Amplifiers * LED Lighting Controls * Motor Controls * Power Supplies * Fan Controllers and Alarms * Pump Controls * Irrigation Controls * Variable Frequency Drives As a Microchip certified design partner CRI receives priority technical support free product samples and discounted development tools to provide quick and inexpensive solutions at low risk to the OEM. Since 1984 Control Resources Inc. has specialized in the design and manufacture of microcontroller-based power electronics for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Beyond the many custom solutions provided CRI also offers a wide range of SmartFanreg; off-the-shelf air mover and motor control products for telecommunications industrial electronics and medical industries. For additional information contact: Jeff Myatt at 978-486-4160 x207 jmyatt@controlres.com

JAPAN: Nuclear shutdown sparks energy efficiency gains
February 26, 2015
Japan has been on an energy efficiency kick ever since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster caused many of the country's nuclear reactors to close, shutting down 30 percent of the country's power supply. While the country has reopened older fossil fuel plants and promoted renewable energy generation to help close the gap, the crucial ally in keeping Japan's lights on has been efforts to reduce consumption.


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