September 2017

Guest Blog


Designing More Aesthetic Emergency Lighting Systems

Lois Seydel, Isolite


Emergency lighting is mandated by the NFPA and International Building Code (IBC) to ensure sufficient light along the path of egress in the event of a power outage or other emergency.  Although this is typically the domain of electrical engineers, many lighting designers and architects prefer to meet these requirements with aesthetic solutions that fit into the building’s overall design.


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  Sponsored Announcement

IoT West 2017 Final Program Announced

The final program for the IoT West Conference have been announced. Already in its 4th year, IoT West will pick up and head to Denver, Colorado for 2017. The conference will consist of two days of technical presentations, an interactive exhibit hall, and pre-conference technical workshops.


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New for 2017 - The Low Power Networking Summit
IoT West will host a new event covering all manners of low power wide area networking. LPWAN is taking the IoT market by storm, enabling a wide range of IoT and M2M applications with low-bandwidth connectivity. The applications are as endless as the technologies rush to gain dominance in the marketplace. Attend to learn more about: LoRa, zigbee, Bluetooth, RPMA, LoRaWAN, Sigfox, Ultra Narrow Band, LTE-MTC, Narrowband IoT and more. Learn More

  New Products

Advanced TeknoLEDs Launches Direct AC Wide Spectrum LED Light Engine with Horticultural Optimization

Advanced TeknoLEDs ( launches a new, completely customizable, LED lighting solution to their lineup. Designated S050-11P5L-30L3, this light engine is capable of powering a wide range of color configurations including those optimized for horticultural lighting. .<read more>


EVERLIGHT Electronics introduces infrared LED for iris recognition – the NIR-C19M Series

EVERLIGHT’s NIR-C19M series for non-contact optical iris recognition adopts a molding manufacturing process. Compared to the traditional glue dispense manufacturing process, molding results in a smoother surface which not only enhances the look but also increases reliability.  <read more>


Larson Electronics LLC Releases Self-Testing Explosion Proof Bug Eye Emergency LED

Larson Electronics LLC has released a bug eye explosion proof self-testing LED fixture approved for use in C1D1/C2D1 locations. This fixture is class rated for hazardous locations and is ideal for use as emergency lighting in areas where explosion proof fixtures are required. <read more>


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  Industry News

Revenue for Utility-Offered IoT Intelligent Building Value-Added Services to Reach up to $1.2 Billion in North America in 2026

A new report from Navigant Research examines how value-added services relying on the Internet of Things (IoT) could compete in the overall intelligent buildings market, analyzing the dynamics that are shaping the opportunity for commercial customers.<read more>


LiFi is Ready for its Moment in the Spotlight

The promise of LiFi (light fidelity), which utilizes the very LED lights that illuminate a work space to transmit more secure, high speed, wireless data at rates that can go well beyond those possible with Wi-Fi, has now advanced to the point of introducing a new form of mainstream implementation.<read more>


HNC and HND Qualifications, a First for the Lighting Industry

This September will see the first ever Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in lighting being taught in the UK through the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) and the University of South Wales (USW). <read more>


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Event Listings

LED and Semiconductor Expo - China’s Most Comprehensive LED Exhibition

LED and Semiconductor Expo is the acclaimed professional industry event that attracts the world’s top LED manufacturers. The event attracts about 400 LED manufacturers presenting the most complete LED manufacturing chain including LED semiconductor lighting, displays, manufacturing & testing equipment, chips, components & materials, packaging & modules, and power control. Its reputation and influence, together with the event’s ideal location make LED and Semiconductor Expo a must-attend show in the industry. It is organized by UBM Herong, China International Optoelectronic Expo (CIOE) and will be held on September 6-9, 2017, at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center.


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