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February 01, 2012  |  Leipzig’s historical Lamps Now Shine with LED Technology

Braun Lighting Solutions of Berlin and solid-state lighting experts Future Lighting Solutions have equipped the historic Schinkel street lights in the city of Leipzig with modern LED technology as part of a project to install intelligent lighting in the city. The last of the 360 LED lights was commissioned at the end of August 2011. Braun Lighting Solutions implemented a multi-year development process in order to ensure that the LED lighting fixtures came as close as possible in colour temperature and appearance to the original lights. Future Lighting Solutions supported this process... <Read More>

August 25, 2010  |  LEDs Showcase Jewelry in a Whole New Light, Yielding 85% Energy Savings for Israeli Retailer

Redecorating projects offer an opportunity to start from a clean slate. For Israel’s 22-store Royalty Jewelry chain, that opportunity arose when CEO Gadi Gol decided to update the company’s flagship boutique in Tel Aviv’s exclusive Ramat Aviv Mall. As part of the 2010 makeover, Gol opted to investigate the use of LED-lit showcases to illuminate merchandise... <Read More>

July 13, 2010  |  Elevator Lights Take 75%-Energy-Saving LED Ride with i2Systems & Future Lighting Solutions

In the world of elevators, conventional lighting technologies carry a steep price in energy, bulb replacement and maintenance. In-cab fixtures stay lit around the clock, accounting for as much as 70% of the energy costs involved in elevator operation. Halogen downlights must be changed every 1,000 to 2,000 hours, incurring bulb and labor expenses... <Read More>

May 12, 2010  |  Stanley’s Wide-Beam Clamp-On LED Flashlight Hits the Target with Future Lighting Solutions

In late 2008, Stanley Hand Tools decided to add a hands-free clamp-on utility flashlight to its growing family of LED flashlight products. The use of solid state lighting would provide important benefits over clamp-on halogen alternatives – including the ability to operate cordlessly with a long battery run time because of the lower LED power consumption... <Read More>

January 20, 2010  |  Altman’s 4-Channel LED Entertainment Lights Deliver 281 Trillion Colors

In mid-2008, two theatrical/architectural LED lighting fixtures from Altman Lighting took a bow as the first products in their class. The Altman Spectra CYC 100 was the first four-channel LED cyclorama/wall wash luminaire, featuring amber LEDs added to RGB to enable better color saturation and warmer white. The Altman Spectra PAR 100 was the first four-channel PAR spot capable of producing four different beam spreads with... <Read More>

December 16, 2009  |  Denmark's Crown Jewels Get Lighting Makeover

One of the challenges of lighting gold objects with LEDs lies in achieving the warm color temperature necessary to make the gold glow. For Copenhagen’s 17th century Rosenborg Castle, that challenge was compounded by a variety of special considerations involved in illuminating Denmark’s crown jewels. In 2009, two Danish lighting companies working with Future Lighting Solutions and DTU Fotonik, the department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark... <Read More>

August 11, 2009  |  New LED Floodlights Advance Tokyo’s ‘Green’ Efforts, Aided by Future Lighting Solutions

Every spring, hundreds of thousands of Tokyo residents flock to Chidorigafuchi Park to witness the spectacle of well over 200 cherry trees exploding with baby pink blossoms. For years, the trees were illuminated at night with halogen lamps that not only consumed excessive energy but also damaged the flowers with heat and ultraviolet rays... <Read More>

July 14, 2009  |  Bangkok Mall Wrapped in 75,000 Red LEDs

Shopping center developers everywhere strive for strategies to distinguish their properties. In Thailand, that effort led the country’s largest retail developer to embellish the facade of a seven-story Bangkok shopping complex that opened in November 2008 with 75,000 red LUXEON® Rebel LEDs arranged to form a bold pattern-changing geometric design. Thailand’s Lumitron Lighting International engineered and manufactured the lighting installation for the upscale mall, backed by proof of concept and engineering... <Read More>

June 30, 2009  |  LEDs Color Historic Light-Art Concert with Future Lighting Solutions

December 19, 2008, was a red-letter day – and purple, pink, blue, green and gold, too - in the annals of symphony performance. On that date, the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra in Jena, Germany, performed works by composers Alexander Scriabin, Igor Stravinsky and Georg Friedrich Haas in a concert hall filled with 170 weather balloons that changed color to complement and enhance the music. The historic LED-driven light-art concert was the culmination of a joint development effort between an artist... <Read More>

May 13, 2009  |  German Firm Converts Gas Street Lamps to LEDs with Future Lighting Solutions

Gas street lamps have largely gone the way of the horse and buggy, but cities like Berlin, Prague and Warsaw and even a few towns and neighborhoods in the U.S. have clung to their historic gas lights because of their old-time charm. Berlin-based Braun Schaltgeräte & Service caters exclusively to this market, maintaining existing gas lamps as well as manufacturing new ones that duplicate the older designs. Now Braun is expanding into LED retrofit systems that cut energy costs as well as multiplying... <Read More>

April 30, 2009  |  Hadco’s Post Top Fixtures Get LED Makeover

LED retrofits are always an engineering challenge, but Hadco Lighting faced unusual complexities in developing an LED upgrade for its widely deployed family of HID post top fixtures. With tens of thousands of Hadco’s refractive globes installed on roadways and walkways through North America, the company needed an LED light engine that could not only direct light properly through the globes’ distinctive prisms but also be quickly swapped on-site with the original HID assembly.... <Read More>

April 28, 2009  |  Foresight’s ‘One Board Fits All’ LED Fixtures Lit by Future Lighting Solutions

For most lighting manufacturers, creating LED versions of fixtures as disparate as an 11-1/4” x 7” wall bracket and a 72” pendant would involve developing, fabricating and stocking different light engines for each luminaire. Montreal- based Foresight Lighting took a leaner approach by creating ‘one board fits all’ LED editions of its 13W, 18W and 26W CFL architectural fixtures. With Future Lighting Solutions providing engineering services, Foresight came up with a basic board design... <Read More>

February 25, 2009  |  Future Lighting Solutions Orchestrates LED Makeover at Parent’s European HQ, Yielding 90% Energy Savings

Walk into Future Electronics’ new EMEA headquarters outside of London, and you step into the lighting world of the future. From the custom green LED array gleaming like an emerald racing stripe beneath the reception desk to off- the-shelf LED luminaires installed both inside and outside the building, ‘Future House’ is filled with a rich array of lighting products emerging from today’s solid-state lighting revolution... <Read More>

January 13, 2009  |  Fish-Shaped LED Fixtures Achieve Special Effects with Future Lighting Solutions

Lumolar’s biomorphic ‘Baby Fish Tide’ LED luminaires floated onto the lighting scene in 2008, looking like tropical fish lit from the inside. The nautically inspired lampshade hatched straight out of the imagination of Canadian architects Mark Tholen and Catherine Lin, but they needed help executing the lighting portion of the project. Future Lighting Solutions initiated the duo into the world of LED application development, identified critical components for the job... <Read More>