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    11/06/2014The Pristine Sistine Chapel
    The Pristine Sistine Chapel

    Michelangelo’s passion for his work and religion is exemplified by the stunning Sistine Chapel ceiling, a cornerstone of High Renaissance art. Millions of people have emerged sore-necked from the Vatican chapel, having marvelled long at the master’s meticulous workmanship. Thirty years ago ho..

    09/17/2014Benchmarking LED Lights
    Benchmarking LED Lights

    David Wren's website LED Benchmark compares advertised versus measured performance of various residential LED lights available in Australia. On September 9, the ATA (Alternative Technology Association) featured David's presentation "LED Lights – A true revolution or just hype?" which sets out to..

    08/12/2014Smart Street Lighting Set to Slash Operating Costs
    Smart Street Lighting Set to Slash Operating Costs

    The move to LED street lighting is one that most councils across the world are considering. Street lamps and lighting are a major drain on resources, and lighting in general accounts for around 6% of global greenhouse emissions. The move to LED street lighting is one that most councils across ..

    08/12/2014Lucky Dip or Holy Grail?
    Lucky Dip or Holy Grail?

    Lighting Retrofit - Turning a Lucky Dip Into the Holy Grail About four years ago, the team at Lighting Matters embarked on a quest to find a full suite of replacement light bulbs that would perform in accordance with the following criteria: 1. Gives equivalent light to the lamp it has been des..

    07/30/2014MR16 LED Downlights Review
    MR16 LED Downlights Review

    Only three lights were truly compatible with the vast range of existing transformers.Way back in 2009, Lighting Matters founder James Stapledon began a quest to find a retrofit bulb that delivered an equal amount of comparable light to a 50 watt halogen bulb whilst retaining the existing downlight f..

    07/30/2014Notre-Dame Paris Moves to LED Lights
    Notre-Dame Paris Moves to LED Lights

    Highlighting 850 years of history and paying tribute to a masterpiece. In this architectural masterpiece over 400 luminaries were used with an installed capacity of just 30,000 watts compared to the 140,000 watts previous consumed, reducing the electricity consumption by over 80 percent. With Phil..

    07/22/2014Smart LED Light Bulbs Becoming Popular
    Smart LED Light Bulbs Becoming Popular

    Light bulbs are becoming more than just light bulbs In this technology era, incorporated smarts are allowing bulbs to be much more controllable than traditional lights. Which poses the question: What can a smart bulb do? We’ve had a look into the Philips Hue bulbs available only from Apple, t..

    07/21/2014The Efficacy Argument - LED Vs. Traditional Lighting Sources
    The Efficacy Argument - LED Vs. Traditional Lighting Sources

    There has been a bit of controversy about the true efficiency of LED vs conventional lighting. Some traditional lighting sources such as fluorescents, metal halide and high pressure sodium bulbs appear to have similar efficacy to certain LED modules or packages. However LEDs will typically outpe..

    07/21/2014Samsung Boosts Colour Rendering to 90 CRI
    Samsung Boosts Colour Rendering to 90 CRI

    Just over a month ago Samsung Electronics, a global leader in LED technology, announced the release of their new improved light quality LED packages and modules boasting 90 CRI (colour rendering index) for use in advanced lighting scenarios. Samsung showcased their new high light quality LED modu..

    07/21/2014New Plug-and-Play LED Bulb to Replace Metal Halide
    New Plug-and-Play LED Bulb to Replace Metal Halide

    Lunera Lighting Inc. has recently released a new range of LED lamps, named the Susan Lamp, designed to replace conventional metal halide lamps one for one using existing ballasts and fixtures. These new high output LED bulbs are added to part of Lunera Lighting leading edge BallastLED product por..

    07/21/2014Vivid Sydney & SPARC Design Lighting Event 2014
    Vivid Sydney & SPARC Design Lighting Event 2014

    SPARC Design is a celebration of lighting design and an educational experience for lighting professionals and other lighting industry stakeholders. The 18 day Vivid event is a festival of light, music and ideas, with over 56 magnificent installations produced by 140 artists from 15 countries acro..

    07/20/2014New Cree Chipset delivers up to 200lm/W!
    New Cree Chipset delivers up to 200lm/W!

    Market leader Cree is continually breaking it's own efficacy records Recently Cree released their new XLamp product with the XP-L LED chipset. At just 350mA drive current this new XP-L LED delivers up to 200lm/W and is the first commercially available single-die LED to deliver this breakthrough e..

    07/17/2014Brightgreen's Garage Sale next week is open to the public!
    Brightgreen's Garage Sale next week is open to the public!

    As a result of Melbourne based LED lighting manufacturer Brightgreen's ever expanding product range, they're moving into a new warehouse facility that will contain over 3 times more space than their current warehouse. They're having a massive garage sale offering current and discontinued Brightgree..

    07/17/2014Los Angeles Completes the World's Largest LED Street Light Changeover
    Los Angeles Completes the World's Largest LED Street Light Changeover

    More than 141,000 street lights have now been switched to LED equivalents. As LED lighting becomes the industry norm, the number of Councils and City departments trialling and installing LED street lights has increased significantly. The market has shifted so quickly thanks to technology advance..

    07/17/2014US Lighting Supplier Releases New LED Light Leasing Program
    US Lighting Supplier Releases New LED Light Leasing Program

    ** This article is not financial advice and any information contained in this article should not be considered as advice. Seek a professional to discuss your specific circumstances.**Last year one of the largest online retailers of replacement light bulbs launched their new leasing program. The pro..

    07/17/2014Cree Reinvents the 3-Way Light Bulb
    Cree Reinvents the 3-Way Light Bulb

    Cree is already well known for the rapid developments of high efficiency LED light bulbs, but they’ve now expanded their portfolio with the 3-way LED bulb. The 3-way bulb, not well known in Australia but common in the US, is designed to provide three light levels that suit different applications,..

    07/17/2014Farmer Partners with GE to develop the largest LED indoor farm
    Farmer Partners with GE to develop the largest LED indoor farm

    What the future may hold for hydroponics. ~ This blog entry by GE speaks with Japanese farmer and plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura regarding the developments of LED lighting used for indoor plant farming. Over the past 10,000 years, humans have spent time mastering agriculture, but natural..

    07/16/2014The Future of Lighting is Bright
    The Future of Lighting is Bright

    The 2014 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition The Guangzhou International Lighting Fair exhibits to a huge number of potential clients every year, each trying to get a foot in the door in the now huge business of LED lighting. This year there were in excess of 2,600 exhibitors promoting..

    07/14/2014Top 10 Reasons Why Home Owners are Switching to LED Lighting
    Top 10 Reasons Why Home Owners are Switching to LED Lighting

    LED Lighting has advanced so rapidly in the past 5 years that everyman and his dog are selling them at the moment. There are some significant reasons for this and outlined below are our top 10 reasons why home owners are switching to LED lights over anything else.1. The energy efficiency! LED based ..

    07/14/2014AC LEDs Could Be Ready For Prime Time
    AC LEDs Could Be Ready For Prime Time

    Over the past few years there has been a lot of talk about LED technology that is powered from AC rather than using costly AC to DC drivers, as well as using them to reduce system sizes and cost whilst still proving high quality LED illumination. In the past however there have been sacrifices in ..

    07/14/2014Philips Lumileds Delivers Broader Spectrum in New CrispWhite COB LED
    Philips Lumileds Delivers Broader Spectrum in New CrispWhite COB LED

     Philips Lumileds has announced formally their new family of chip-on-board (COB) LEDs named CrispWhite after displaying new products featuring this technology at two recent lighting expos. The new COB family of LEDs is specifically designed to replace ceramic metal halide bulbs in retail app..

    07/14/2014Munich Airport Switches to LEDs by Cree and Ewo
    Munich Airport Switches to LEDs by Cree and Ewo

     LEDs have struggled to compete with traditional high-mast lighting fixtures mounted over 30 metres high in the past. Ewo however has installed their F32 floodlights in an application near the perimeter at the Munich Airport after trialling SSL technology at the airport more than two years ago...

    06/25/2014Lighting Matters Teams Up With Brightgreen For Sydney HIA Home Show 2014
    Lighting Matters Teams Up With Brightgreen For Sydney HIA Home Show 2014

    Great Success at this years Sydney HIA Home ShowUnlike the recent windy weather in Sydney, when James & Corban were at Sydney Olympic Park for the HIA Home Show there were blue skies and warm weather. Corban & James, two of our lighting designers, were talking up a storm with ..

    04/27/2014FREE Energy Efficient Lighting Plans
    FREE Energy Efficient Lighting Plans

    The recent changes to the Building Code of Australia have generated a lot of confusion around which lighting technology to use in new homes and what is allowed under the amendments.The new building code stipulates 5 watts per square meter of artificial lighting in the interior envelope of ..

    04/27/2014Start Up Smart 2014 Awards Finalists!
    Start Up Smart 2014 Awards Finalists!

    On Wednesday March 26, the Investment Centre Victoria played host to 200 people, who gathered together to celebrate the vast field of entrepreneurial talent Australia has to offer.Over 300 start-ups entered the 2014 StartupSmart Awards, proudly sponsored by DFK Australia New Zealand. With ..

    04/16/2014Cree Hits 300 Lumens Per What ?
    Cree Hits 300 Lumens Per What ?

    At the frontiers of LED technologythere’s a race being run betweenthe leading semiconductor makers. A huge amount of research and development expenditure is dedicated to bringing about higher luminous efficacy in light emitters. That means increasing the ratio of light produced to the amount ..