Upgraded performance in photo-red and far-red LEDs will enable manufacturers of horticultural SSL to deliver greater energy to plants, while Seoul Semiconductor scored an IP win over Everlight and Vishay has new UV LEDs for disinfection.
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All the talk about digitally-connected IoT lighting still applies, but Olaf Berlien’s messaging now focuses even more on optical chips. The language could have acquisition implications.
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Strategies in Light will feature a mashup of two hot topics — LED-based disinfection and connected lighting — in a smart blend of science presented by Colleen Costello and Bob Karlicek.
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Alfred Felder gives a ringing endorsement for LED lightwaves as Internet transmitters, while the company heads to Mobile World Congress with pioneer pureLiFi.
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With industry business models in serious flux, it helps to have a revenue stream from intellectual property.
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San Diego, supported by commercial partners including Current, powered by GE, is working on a city-wide deployment of intelligent connected sensor nodes on street light poles, explains Maury Wright, and the anonymized data will be available to local organizations as well as to city government.
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Carrie Meadows reports on the innovations that helped the finalists make the cut in the fifth year of the LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards program, which demonstrates the evolution of solid-state lighting technology amid the drive toward value-added applications and services.
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VLC, Bluetooth, smartphones, handheld scanners, IoT, data, cloud — It sounds so IT, and it is. The lighting industry is still figuring it out, including how to compete against the info tech companies. Mark Halper reports.
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Whether business leader, product developer, lighting designer, or specifier, there will be ample opportunity to influence the future of the SSL industry using the expertise gathered at Strategies in Light. Carrie Meadows hits the highlights of the upcoming 20th anniversary program.
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LEDs Magazine hit the refresh button on its website in 2019, with a newsfeed capability to enable faster turnaround of company news. Carrie Meadows explains the content approach.
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