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CEM Global Lighting Challenge Launched at COP21 to Deploy 10 Billion LED Bulbs

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) announced on the 7th of December, 2015, the formal launch of the Global Lighting Challenge (GLC)—a race to deploy 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality, and affordable lighting products (such as LED bulbs) as quickly as possible. Lighting currently accounts for 15% of the global electricity consumption—more than the electricity generated by all the nuclear power stations in the world—and 5% of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. An overnight global transition to highly efficient lighting could avoid more than 800 million metric tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to displacing 684 coal-fired power plants for a year.

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Lighting Design Forum 2015 - Lighting our Heritage Landscapes

The 2nd Edition of the Lighting Design Forum in Singapore will be held on 12 November 2015 at The URA Centre. This event is free-of-charge and entrance is strictly by registration only. Click to find out more!

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Nightscape 2050 Travelling Exhibition Arrives in Singapore

In proclaiming 2015 as the International Year of Light, the UN has recognized the importance of light and optical technologies in our lives and for our futures. In celebration of this global initiative, Lighting Planners Associates (LPA) is proud to present Nightscape 2050 at National Design Centre in Singapore from 24 October to 21 November 2015, a travelling exhibition dedicated to exploring interactions between cities, light and people; as well as new horizons in lighting design in the year 2050.

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Study by the National University of Singapore shows potential of blue LEDs as novel chemical-free food preservation technology

A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) have strong antibacterial effect on major foodborne pathogens, and are most effective when in cold temperatures (between 4°C and 15°C) and mildly acidic conditions of around pH 4.5.

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Mount Rushmore Introduces Unique Lighting System

The more than two million visitors who travel to Mount Rushmore National Memorial each year will now enjoy an enhanced night time viewing experience, thanks to an innovative new lighting system with an LED light source that was recently installed at the memorial. The new system, custom designed and manufactured by Musco, will result in substantially less light pollution, while dramatically improving the lighting at the national memorial and saving energy.

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32nd Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards Recipients Announced

Fifteen award winners representing architectural lighting design projects from six countries comprise the winners of the 32nd Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards, recognized at a presentation held 5 May at Gotham Hall in Las Vegas, NV USA. Of the fifteen projects recognized, one entry earned a Special Citation, ten earned Awards of Merit and four earned Awards of Excellence.

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Installation of OLED Lighting at SNU by LG Chem

LG Chem., Ltd., has unveiled the world’s biggest building installation of OLED lighting at the inauguration ceremony for Seoul National University’s new main library.

LG Chem supplied 1,100 OLED light panels for reading lights at the KwanJeong Library at Korea’s premier university.

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Official Opening of the International Year of Light 2015 in Germany

The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) was officially opened in Germany at the Deutsches Museum in Munich on 27 February. The Ceremony was attended by around 300 high-ranking guests from business, research and culture that paid tribute to light as the basis of life and a catalyst for science and technology.

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Lighting Design Forum: The New Summit for Lighting Experts and Designers

The Lighting Design Forum was held on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 at the National Design Centre in Singapore. The main aim of the Lighting Design Forum is to congregate experts, designers and students involved in the study of architecture, design and lighting design every year. Sponsored by Reggiani, Performance in Lighting and Eye Lighting Asia Pacific, this inaugural event was promoted by Roberto Baggio, General Manager of Performance in Lighting Singapore and supported by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (ICCS), DesignSingapore Council and the Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC).

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Historic Milestone as Pulsar Factory LED Installation Reaches 100,000 Hours of Operation

Pulsar moved into its present premises in the latter part of 2002. It was also at this point we installed our LED lighting on the front of the building, confident in its reliability, longevity, and durability. 12 ChromaPanels were installed on the South-facing front of the factory building in May 2003 and have been running 24/7 ever since, with an additional 21 metres of ChromaStrip 2 installed the following year.