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The Impact Centre at the University of Toronto started the SSLNet to catalyze Canadian adoption of new Smart Sustainable Lighting (SSL) technology. The network is devoted to the advancement of Smart Sustainable Lighting in Canada, bringing together researchers, industries, end-users and agencies, to foster constant dialogues, knowledge sharing and facilitate collaborative projects between its members.
Inspired by Light: Reflections from the International Year of Light 2015, is a collection of 56 blog posts from researchers, industry professionals, students, NGO representatives, a Nobel laureate, and other authors from 24 countries that were published on the IYL 2015 blog. This book, to be published in January 2016 for distribution at the IYL […]
The Impact Centre’s Youth Skills Connection program has now completed training its second cohort. Supported by SSLNet partner industries and funded by the Government of Ontario, this program offers 25 hours of in-class and on the field education on fundamentals of lighting and modern lighting technologies. Students with wide background participate in the program – […]
Founded by graduates of the University of Toronto, Nanoleaf creates high efficiency light bulbs using the latest LED technology. The company recently launched a new connected lighting product, the Smart Home Kit, following a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The Nanoleaf Smarter Kit allows users to control the lights through Apple Home Kit verbal commands such […]
White light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are becoming more prevalent for reducing the energy demand for lighting. But a key challenge for the LED lighting industry is to achieve the right photometric ranges and application-specific emission spectra while reducing costs. In the recent issue of Chemistry of Materials two research groups from Oxford and Cambridge (UK) investigated […]
Presentations posted for U.S. DOE SSL Technology Development Workshop and Connected Lighting Systems Meeting
More than 230 attendees participated in the tenth annual DOE Solid-State Lighting Technology Development Workshop, held November 17–18 in Portland, OR, to learn the latest on today’s toughest LED lighting issues and to find out what’s next on the horizon. From November 16 to 18, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted the tenth annual […]
Speaking at the COP21 climate summit, Peter Agnefjäll, President and CEO, IKEA Group reaffirmed its commitment to renewable energy and sustainable products. In September, IKEA completed the conversion of its entire lighting range to LED and IKEA was the first major retailer in Canada to sell only energy efficient LED light bulbs. Over the next […]
A recent CBC article highlights how the City of Calgary’s transition to LED lighting can be seen from space. Two pictures from the International Space Station (ISS), one taken by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield in 2013 and another taken recently by American astronaut Scott Kelly, clearly shows how the streetlight colour has changed in neighbourhoods […]
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