July 1, 2014

New frontiers in lighting technology

New lighting technology is delivering an incredible array of benefits: cost reduction, vibrant colours, long distance visibility and intensity, controllability and exciting and practical applications. Some lighting developers have released, or are refining, LED and LED/laser-based devices that will deliver previously impossible savings in energy costs.

For example, in some European cities power providers are able to monitor the output of lighting systems as well as adjust lighting levels as and where needed. Energy savings of up to 70 percent compared with the old technology are being achieved in these city applications.


June 2, 2014

City of Melbourne Announces Energy Rebates for Property Owners

The City of Melbourne has announced energy rebates of up to $3,000 to help established apartment buildings reduce their energy emissions and power bills in common areas.

The rebates are part of Smart Blocks, a national program that challenges strata and property managers to find cost-effective ways to reduce energy use in common areas.


May 27, 2014

Laser headlights hit the road

Audi is fitting laser headlights as standard on its limited-edition Audi R8 LMX.

Lasers are away of adding intensity to the centre of a headlight main beam, allowing solid-state front lighting to beat ‘xenon’ HID (high-intensity discharge)-based lamps which were continuing to out-shine LED headlamps. READ MORE

May 15, 2014

2014 LED lighting will exceed fluorescent lamps in the U.S. market for the first time

American manufacturer Precision Paragon recently released a survey report about the status of lighting industry, a total of more than 5,000 professionals in the lighting industry received the survey, and result that LED lighting in the U.S. market will firstly exceed energy-efficient fluorescent lamps in 2014.

More than half of respondents believe that energy efficient lighting market grown moderately or significantly in 2013, and there only 20% of respondents in 2012.

Surveyed lighting companies said that in the past few years (mainly since 2010), their annual sales achieved different growth, mainly from 57% to 64%. READ MORE