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Hong Kong International Autumn Lighting Fair Ends on a Bright Note
October 30, 2014
Industry Professionals Positive on Business Prospects for Next Year Hong Kong, Oct 30, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - The 16th HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), drew to a close today with participants expressing optimism about the year ahead. During the fair, the HKTDC commissioned an independent survey which interviewed 613 buyers and exhibitors about their views on market prospects for the year ahead. According to the preliminary results, over 90 per cent of buyers and exhibitors interviewed expect the overall sales to improve or remain about the same next year. The markets with the most promising growth prospects are the Chinese mainland, followed by Western Europe and the United States. The survey also found that the industry is bullish about the market for LED lighting products.

Access Fixtures Releases New Wildlife Friendly LED Amber Flood Lights
October 30, 2014
Access Fixtures unveiled new LED amber flood lights as part of its line of wildlife-friendly luminaires. According to a company release, in many areas, especially coastal communities, excessive artificial lighting can harm wildlife, like sea turtles that need a dark sky to orient towards the ocean. For this reason, many local ordinances require wildlife-friendly lighting. Access Fixtures LED amber flood lights and area lights are visible to humans, but not to most species affected by artificial lighting.

LED Vandal-Resistant Landscape Lighting Finds Receptive Market
October 29, 2014
When meeting with commercial and hospitality property managers, a common theme is thatlandscape lightingused to illuminate areas like signs, monuments, and trees are frequently broken by vandalism or daily wear and tear from rocks, branches and even weed wackers. When the glass lens breaks, this allows moisture to break the lamp as well as damage or destroy internal components. Because of this, the fixtures often need to be replaced. Access Fixtures developed a new and effective solution that is now gaining wide acceptance by property managers and architects. Instead of using glass, the LG LED light modules are mounted in aluminum. This eliminates the need for glass, which is the primary point of initial failure.

Anchor Electricals Opens Its Second Panasonic LED Lighting Experience Center in Bangalore
October 29, 2014
Continuing with its focus on providing the best of innovation and technology, India's leading electrical solutions provider - Anchor Electricals Pvt. Ltd (A Panasonic Group Company), today inaugurated its second LED lighting experience centre in Bangalore, after Mumbai. Panasonic LED Lighting Experience Centre in Bangalore (Photo: Business Wire)

eMagin Announces Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Award to Develop Advanced OLED Microdisplays
October 29, 2014
eMagin Corporation (NYSE MKT: EMAN) a leader in OLED microdisplays and virtual imaging technologies previously announced on October 9, 2014 a total of $6.8 million in new R&D contract awards. Today eMagin announces that $6.45 million of that total is a contract to develop and produce an ultra-high resolution, high brightness, high contrast, full color OLED microdisplay at a low unit cost. This Defense-wide Manufacturing Science & Technology (DMS&T) award is funded by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and logistics (USD AT&L) and will be administered by the US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) Science and Technology (S& T) Division. The $6.45 million dollar contract will be executed over the next 30 months. The DMS&T program was established in FY08 to complement each military service's Man Tech program. The goal is to focus on cross-cutting defense manufacturing needs, those that go beyond the ability of a single service to address, and to stimulate the early development of manufacturing processes and enterprise business practices concurrent with S& T development to achieve the largest cost-effective impact.

Cornell University Converts 10 Sports Facilities to LED Lighting from Ephesus Lighting; James Lynah Rink and Friedman Wrestling Center to be illuminated with LED from Ephesus Lighting
October 29, 2014
Cornell University announced today that Ephesus Lighting, the leader in installing high-output LED lighting at sports and entertainment venues, has been selected to install its system at 12 indoor facilities, including 10 sports venues, at the school's Ithaca, NY campus. The announcement was made by W.S. (Lanny) Joyce P.E., Director of Utilities and Energy Management and Campus Energy Manager Mark Howe P.E., of Cornell University and Mike Lorenz, President of Ephesus Lighting.

Green Technology Saves Energy and Boosts Profits, Productivity in Factories
October 29, 2014
The University of Michigan issued the following news release: Switching to LED lights in factories not only saves energy, it boosts productivity and increases profits, a new study shows.

Global LED General Lighting Market 2014-2018
October 29, 2014
About LED An LED is a semiconductor light source used for purposes such as general lighting, backlighting, and automotive lighting in residential, office, retail, and hospitality spaces and in industrial, outdoor, and architectural applications. Its efficiency and low cost help address key issues such as the energy crisis, resource scarcity, and climate change, and enhances safety in cities and productivity in offices. It also has the ability to provide an enhanced sense of health and well-being. Lighting consumes approximately 20 percent of all the power in the world and by using LED lighting, people can save, on an average, up to 40 percent of energy every year.

Idaho: State Puts LED in Highway Lighting to Squeeze Energy, Maintenance Costs
October 29, 2014
Department of Transportation, The State of Idaho has issued the following press release: Beginning in Casper but with plans to soon move across all of Wyoming, the state Department of Transportation is putting energy-efficient LED lighting in all its highway fixtures over the coming year. WYDOT looks to recoup enough savings from lower utility bills to pay off a 15-year bond that pays the upfront costs. "That's money that won't be going to utility companies, and that will be available for other uses," said WYDOT State Field Operations Engineer Mark Eisenhart.

Fiat Lux: Sistine Chapel illuminated as never before
October 29, 2014
The European Union has issued the following news release: Michelangelo’s wonderful paintings in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel are getting a second life thanks to a revolutionary new Light Emitting Diode (LED) system, funded by an EU research project called LED4ART. The 7,000 diodes of the installation mean Michelangelo's frescoes can be seen as never before: some can now be seen in three dimensions from the floor level for the first time, and all can be viewed more precisely. The new system saves 60% on energy costs and emissions, and the gentler technology reduces the ageing of the painting compared to the old system.


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