The Rudd government officially invited industry bids to transform Australia's energy grid through the Smart Grid, Smart City initiative on 29 October.
The DALI Control BM2600 is a digital lighting controller that utilises DALI - the common language between lighting and control devices to control lighting systems that include electronic ballasts, transformers, LED lights, emergency lights, exit signs, motion sensors, wall switch and touch-screen controls at both system and individual component levels, as well as monitoring their status.
The ultra-white colour (5700 to 6500 K) Oslon SSL LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors measures 3 x 3 mm but has a typical luminous efficacy of 100 lm/W, providing the basis for high application efficiency at high currents in applications such as spotlights and ceiling floodlights.
The Nimbus LED.next energy-efficient LED light fittings are claimed to deliver energy savings of up to 70% compared with conventional fluorescent and incandescent lighting and more than twice as energy efficient as low-voltage halogen lighting.
A partnership between Tokyo Electron (TEL) and Oerlikon Solar, announced at the Solar09 conference of the Australia New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES), makes a compelling argument for solar power.
Philips called for action at the global climate change forum to ensure that renovation of existing infrastructure and buildings in cities is accelerated in the battle against climate change.
Research from a university in the United States has identified a means to extract electricity from trees that could be put to good use in a number of applications in the future.
The C-Bus Professional and Architectural range of lighting dimmers provides flexibility in commercial lighting applications. The modular and customisable design of the dimmers makes them suitable for a range of small to large applications including restaurants, clubs, hotels, galleries, theatres and retail outlets.
The Lumilux T5 HO Seamless lamps overcome the limits of conventional fluorescent lamps by enabling ‘endless’ strip lighting systems to be created without shadows and with minimal dark zones between two lamps because they need a minimum end-to-end spacing of just 5 mm.
The Adelie is an indirect lighting lantern that combines a ring of 32 LEDs (1.1 W) with a funnel-shaped canopy to create a soft ambience in parks and building surrounds. The lantern is mounted atop a 3 m tapered aluminium column.