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2020 IES Virtual Research Symposium Registration Now Open!

April 30, 2020

In response to the postponement of the in-person 2020 Research Symposium, the IES is pleased to announce that we are hosting a Virtual Research Symposium and registration is now open.   During this time, we will leverage our technology to disseminate valuable, relevant and timely content. We hope that you find this virtual symposium insightful, beneficial, andRead more


DLC Delays!

April 28, 2020

Updates to SSL V5 Requirements in Response to COVID-19 The deadline to update V4.4 products to V5.0 and V5.1 has been extended by 1 month. The deadline to submit V5.0 new product applications has been extended by 3 months. Dimming requirements for V5.0 Standardproducts have been postponed to V5.1.


Fluxwerx Illumination Resolves Patent Infringement Action Against OKT

April 28, 2020

Fluxwerx Illumination, Vancouver, BC Shenzhen OKT Lighting Co., Ltd, China April 28, 2020 Fluxwerx Illumination, and Shenzhen OKT Lighting Co., Ltd., have amicably resolved a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Fluxwerx asserting infringement of United States Patent D747,539, in the District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Houston Division). As part of the settlement, OKT will discontinue sales of itsRead more


IES Paper on UV Picked up by CNN

April 27, 2020

(CNN) – Donald Milton tests people for colds and flu in his lab at the University of Maryland. Among other experiments, his students use a “sneeze machine” to measure how far viruses fly out of the nose and mouth when people sneeze, cough, talk or just breathe. It means a parade of students infected withRead more


Chris Stockton Named CEO of NORDEON GROUP BV

April 27, 2020

NORDEON GROUP is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Stockton as CEO of Nordeon Group BV global operations effective immediately. In his position, Stockton will oversee leadership of internationally known brands Griven, Hess, Lamp Lighting, Nordeon, Schmitz-Wila, Vulkan, and Wila (UK). He succeeds Ralf Knorrenschild, who will assume a leadership role as Managing DirectorRead more


PNNL Issues RFI For DC Lighting And Building Microgrid Technologies

April 24, 2020

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has released a Request for Information (RFI) on direct current (DC) lighting and building microgrid technologies. The combination of these technologies can improve resiliency of buildings and the electric grid while facilitating achievement of Zero Energy Buildings. In a DC building microgrid, the DC outputs of on-site power sources suchRead more


UL Offers Free Webinar on Safety Considerations of Germicidal UV Lighting

April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has many people thinking about ways to disrupt its spread. Since the late 1800s we have known that ultraviolet (UV) light can provide effective sanitization. Recently, we have seen a growing trend where ultraviolet germicidal devices on offer do not include effective means for containment or limitation of UV-C exposure.


LEDucation Now Canceled

April 23, 2020

Due to the continuing impacts surrounding COVID-19, the Designers Lighting Forum of New York and the LEDucation committee have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel LEDucation 2020. We are disappointed that we are unable to hold LEDucation 2020 for the lighting community. However, the health and welfare of our exhibitors and attendees isRead more