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Interview: ChatGPT’s Predictions For The Future Of Lighting Technology

I recently had the opportunity to sit down for an exclusive (not really) interview with the new know-it-all. Arguably, one of the smartest smarty-pants in the world, OpenAI’s ChatGPT, an AI chatbot knowledgeable on everything in the world, until 2021. My interview focused on how lighting technology will evolve in the near future. SHILLER: What [...]

Products + Technology

Product Monday: X-Glo’s Industrial Rope Light For Mining

Apparently, rope light isn’t just for the hospitality sector and teenagers’ bedrooms. X-Glo North America is providing an industrial version of rope light for mines, tunnels, and oil & gas sectors, with a variety of benefits, including: increasing visibility and safety, operating more efficiently than legacy lighting, easier use, for temporary or permanent applications, certified [...]

Products + Technology, Research

GSA Workplace Innovation Lab Applies Latest Office Design, Furniture, and Technology

The General Services Administration (GSA) Workplace Innovation Lab is a government initiative aimed at fostering innovation and modernizing government services by testing and implementing new and emerging technologies. The lab provides a platform for federal agencies to collaborate and work with the private sector to identify and solve complex challenges facing the government and to [...]

Products + Technology, Research

Will We Soon Be Seeing Toroidal Ceiling Fans?

The propeller is quietly being reinvented, in both marine and aviation. The new invention is toroidal propellers that move more efficiently and quietly through both air and water. A company named Sharrow Marine is poised to start selling toroidal propellers to replace traditional twisted-aerofoil bladed props that have been used for thousands of years, going back [...]

Controls, Products + Technology

Product Monday: Mui Board Smart Home Control Panel

  Mui Board is a smart home system that allows you to control and manage your smart home devices through a single-touch interface. It has a sleek, minimalist design and can be mounted on a wall, making it a convenient and elegant way to interact with your smart home devices. The Mui Board supports a variety [...]

Products + Technology

Product Monday: Satco Decorative LED Flame Lamps

In November 2022, Satco announced the release of new decorative LED flame lamps that imitate a flame through the use of LED color-changing technology. These lamps create a gentle glow that dances and flickers without the risks associated with an open flame. These LED lamps are dual-mode capable, allowing them to operate in flame effect [...]

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CSL Half-Inch Downlights Enhance Interior Design

Miniaturization can be taken to extremes. The CSL Whisper ½” Trimless Downlight is a good example. CSL Whisper delivers up to 1100 lumens of minimal glare light. These recessed downlights include an installed 50° optic for general, task, and accent lighting. With an aperture smaller than a dime, these downlights enhance a space without drawing [...]

Lighting Industry, Products + Technology

Chinese Factories’ Output Declining Due To COVID Surge

Factory activity in China is expected to show extended declines in December, according to a Reuters poll, as the end of the country’s “zero-COVID” policy and rising infections began to affect production lines. Some analysts anticipate labor shortages and increased supply chain disruptions. Fears of a global recession due to rising interest rates, inflation, and the [...]

Products + Technology

E Ink Color Changing Pigment And The BMW i Vision DEE Concept Car

There has been a lot of buzz from CES, last week, about the new BMW concept car, the i Vision DEE. It sports AI, voice assistant, head’s up display, AR, and many other bells and whistles, but what’s really turned heads is its color-changing paint. A mobile app allows the user to electronically change dozens [...]

Products + Technology

BMW i7 Swarovski Crystal Headlights

ZKW has developed a new headlight system in cooperation with Swarovski and BMW. Four precisely cut crystals on each side of the “Iconic Glow” headlights are underlain by individually controlled LEDs. These support the daytime running and indicator lights, also utilized during the “Welcome and Goodbye light staging” functions. In the lower part of the [...]


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