Packaged LED news: Cree adds horticultural emitters; Seoul, Plessey, and Vishay

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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San Diego broadly deploys cameras and sensors on LED street light poles (MAGAZINE)

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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Fifth annual Sapphire Awards program reveals finalists (MAGAZINE)

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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Lighting continues to jockey for position at the indoor positioning table (MAGAZINE)

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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Historic Strategies in Light event builds the foundation for SSL future (MAGAZINE)

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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