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Cree to provide LED lighting for new Habitat for Humanity homes
March 25, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Cree, Inc., a provider of LED lighting and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency applications, has expanded its $1.5 million commitment to provide LED lighting for new Habitat for Humanity homes built in the US.

Polaroid Partners with L'Image Home Products to Launch New Polaroid Home Lighting Line in Canada, Spain and Russia
March 25, 2015
Montreal, Canada, March 25, 2015 --(PR.com)-- L'Image Home Products Inc. announces a new license agreement with Polaroid to bring to market a new line of Polaroid-branded home lighting products in Canada, Spain and Russia. Consumers around the world instantly recognize the Polaroid brand and associate it with fun, easy to use, creative products. Benefiting from this widespread brand recognition, L'Image Home Products will sell Polaroid lighting products to retailers within its licensed territories including the broad range of major retailers they already work with.

Griffith Gold Coast Gets Digital Wall
March 25, 2015
Griffith University of Australia has issued the following news release: The Griffith University Gold Coast campus will boast its first outdoor LED video wall following construction on the project this month.

Student Startup Saphlux Receives $1 Million in Funding
March 25, 2015
Yale University has issued the following news release: Just three months after launching, Saphlux, Inc., a startup co-founded by Chen Chen ’16, has received a funding infusion of more than $1 million that will enable the company to build a prototype of the lighting product that Chen wants to bring to market.

Global Surgical Lamps Market Will Reach US$ 7,28,915.2 Thousand by 2020 by Persistence Market Research
March 25, 2015
March 25, 2015 "Global Market Study on Surgical Lamps: Asia to Witness Highest Growth by 2020"North America is the largest region and Asia represents the fastest-growing region in the surgical lamps market. LED represents the largest and fastest-growing technology in surgical lamps market. High color rendering index (CRI) light lamps account for the largest segment while vein light lamps are the fastest-growing light lamps segment in the market.

2015 Ford Edge
March 24, 2015
When the Ford Edge was introduced in 2007, it hit the market just in time to take advantage of the burgeoning crossover craze. But due to a surplus of new competitors and an aging design, sales of the Edge were down last year while the overall CUV category was up. For the all-new 2015 model, the Edge receives a more refined exterior and interior, revised drivetrains that increase both performance and fuel efficiency, and an extra helping of driver assist systems. Unfortunately, the car'sin-dash tech in the form of MyFord Touch is carried over. How Much? The 2015 Ford Edgestarts at $28,100 for the base-level SE trim. It goes up to $31,500 for the SEL, $35,600 for the Titanium, and $38,100 for the flagship Sport model. We tested the Titanium AWD with a base price of $37,095, and the addition of the $5,645 Equipment Group 302A option bumped the final sticker to $42,940.

FIVE UC RIVERSIDE STUDENTS AWARDED $1,500 SUSTAINABILITY FELLOWSHIPS
March 24, 2015
The following information was released by the University of California - Riverside: By Kris Lovekin What does replacing fluorescent light bulbs with LEDs have to do with solar-heated washing machines, energy audits, resin-hardened clothing or a color-coded map that illustrates air pollution? They're all proposals from UC Riverside students to help the campus achieve the University of California's goal to be carbon neutral by 2025. The university received 38 proposals in less than three weeks for UC President Janet Napolitano's new Sustainability Student Fellowship/Internship Program, the most received by any UC campus, said UCR's Director of Sustainability John Cook.

Why Smart Bulbs Are Quietly Becoming the Most Exciting Thing in Tech
March 23, 2015
Over the last two years, I've received various press releases from light bulb companies hyping their latest bulb to be hooked in to the Internet of Things (or IoT). Initially, I was underwhelmed by this phenomenon since most of them appeared to be little more than app-controlled lights that would allow you to switch them on or off or alter the hue from your smartphone. If you wanted to stretch the definition of smart products to include anything with a digital connection, then I guess these were indeed part of the IoT or-as they've come to be branded-"smart bulbs." However, I always thought there had to be more to this category. I felt they could be smarter.

DISCOVERY COULD YIELD MORE EFFICIENT PORTABLE ELECTRONICS, SOLAR CELLS
March 23, 2015
The following information was released by the University of Wisconsin - Madison: By figuring out how to precisely order the molecules that make up what scientists call organic glass - the materials at the heart of some electronic displays, light-emitting diodes and solar cells - a team of chemists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has set the stage for more efficient and sturdier portable electronic devices and possibly a new generation of solar cells based on organic materials. Writing this week (March 23, 2015) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a team led by UW-Madison chemistry Professor Mark Ediger describes a method capable of routinely imposing order on organic glasses by enabling their production so that the molecules that make up the glasses are ideally positioned.

Acuity Brands announces strategic partnership with Sensity Systems
March 19, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Acuity Brands, Inc., a provider of LED lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications, has announced a strategic partnership with Sensity Systems, Inc., which provides Light Sensory Networks, or LSN.


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