Philips intelligent store lighting can track shoppers

philips shopping tracking app

Philips has announced that it is piloting a system in which LED store lamps track shoppers. Shoppers would first have to download the store’s app. Once they do, every lamp in the store is able to communicate with the shoppers’ phones using pulses of light the human eye can’t detect. The lamps know whether someone is in the produce section or the peanut butter aisle… and in response, the app can call up killer deals on bananas or jelly, depending.



Continue reading… “Philips intelligent store lighting can track shoppers”

Lighting controls market will grow $5.3 billion by 2020

A room at the Volkswagen research and design facility uses an LED lighting control system.

The lighting controls market has taken off.  Commercial networked lighting systems will grow from $1.7 billion in 2012 to more than $5.3 billion by 2020, according to a new report by Navigant Research.



Continue reading… “Lighting controls market will grow $5.3 billion by 2020”

Physicists invent ‘Spintronic’ LED

spin led 56789

What amazing new devices will utilize this invention?

University of Utah physicists invented a new “spintronic” organic light-emitting diode or OLED that promises to be brighter, cheaper and more environmentally friendly than the kinds of LEDs now used in television and computer displays, lighting, traffic lights and numerous electronic devices…
Continue reading… “Physicists invent ‘Spintronic’ LED”

Discover the Hidden Patterns of Tomorrow with Futurist Thomas Frey
Unlock Your Potential, Ignite Your Success.

By delving into the futuring techniques of Futurist Thomas Frey, you’ll embark on an enlightening journey.

Learn More about this exciting program.