Smart lights help shoppers find groceries

Smart lights help shoppers find groceries

Philips is piloting a Li-Fi system for retailers, which allows ‘intelligent’ LED lights in shop ceilings to communicate with shoppers through a smartphone app. 

Walmart unveils its first 100% LED store

Walmart unveils its first 100% LED store

Walmart’s first ever fully-LED store has been completed in Ontario, Canada. This upgrade is expected to reduce the lighting energy consumption of the store by 28 per cent. 

Smart lighting in Chattanooga powers city’s smart devices

Chattanooga city council has ditched its high-pressure sodium lights across the city in favour of a smart lighting control system with unlimited possibilities. The new induction and LED fixtures can be remotely monitored and controlled via built-in wireless radios and can power other smart city devices.

GaN-on-GaN technology is ‘LED 2.0’ says blue LED inventor

GaN-on-GaN technology is ‘LED 2.0’ says blue LED inventor

Shuji Nakamura, the inventor of the blue LED, told LuxLive last week that the future of LEDs lies in GaN-on-GaN technology, which offers the potential for better colour rendering, higher efficiency, longer lifetime and more ‘lumens per dollar’.