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  • LED Lighting Units Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infection Rates

    Sealed LED lighting units protect patients from harmful bacteria, while providing uniformly-distributed dimmable light.   The National Health Service (NHS) Trusts in the UK is using LED lighting to combat hospital-acquired infection rates using a new technology involving sealed lighting units.   The fully-sealed unit stops dust, bacteria and deadly superbugs from gathering around warm […]

  • Europe Says Goodbye to 60W Incandescent Lamps

    The European phase-out of low-efficiency lamps, which began two years ago, now encompasses clear 60W incandescent lamps. From today, the 60W incandescent lamp will gradually become a thing of the past in Europe. This type of lamp can no longer be manufactured in Europe or imported into the region. However, the lamps can be sold […]

  • Sears Canada Replaces 130,000 Lamps with LEDs

    Sears in Canada and Macy’s in the US are both undergoing major LED retrofit programs. Sears Canada said that it would replace 130,000 inefficient incandescent spotlights with energy-saving LED lighting in all Sears Home and full-line stores across Canada. The retrofit, which the company described as one of the largest replacements of inefficient lighting ever […]

  • Climate Group Launches International LightSavers Program

    Demonstration projects in several cities around the world will evaluate LED lighting while promoting market uptake and encouraging LED-friendly policies and financing. This is a international program to evaluate the use of LED lighting and smart controls in outdoor spaces, which has been launched by The Climate Group at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen, […]

  • Russia to Ban Incandescent Lamps from 2014

    Russia plans to mirror the steps being taken by the European Union to phase-out inefficient lamps over time. Russia plans to ban the production and sale of all types of incandescent light bulb from January 1, 2014, according to a Reuters article (author Darya Korsunskaya). The move, announced by Economy Minister Elvira Nabiullina, is designed […]

  • LED Replacement Lamp Market to See High Growth Rates, says Strategies Unlimited

    Legislation banning inefficient lamps, coupled with customer awareness of the cost of ownership analysis, will create a strong demand for replacement LED lamps. Market conditions are right for the LED replacement lamp market to accelerate in the next few years, according to a new report from Strategies Unlimited. Although the market for LED replacement lamps […]

  • Philips Leads Ban the Bulb Call in North America

    As part of an industry drive towards energy-efficient lighting in North America, Philips will phase out incandescent bulbs by 2016. In Washington DC yesterday, a coalition advocating energy efficiency presented plans for proposed legislative action that will cause a major shift towards high-efficiency lighting technologies in home and office settings. The coalition supports the planned […]

  • Wal-Mart Fits Refrigerated Displays with LED Lights

    The massive US-based retail chain will install LED lights in 500 stores, saving $2.6 million annually in energy costs. Wal-Mart Stores is to deploy LED lighting in low- and medium-temperature refrigerated display cases in over 500 U.S. stores. The retailer expects that energy cost savings of a 500-store retrofit — one of the top energy-saving […]