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How to Use a Blog as the Cornerstone of Your Content Marketing

How to Use a Blog as the Cornerstone of Your Content Marketing | LED Lighting Daily | Scoop.it
Content marketing can be a buzzword. Experts state that you must use content to build your brand. How do you accomplish this with blogging?

Via Peg Corwin
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Create a content strategy for your blog.  


Quote: "Marketing is 80% of content marketing"

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Renton Will Replace City Street Lights with Energy-Efficient LED Lights

Renton Will Replace City Street Lights with Energy-Efficient LED Lights | LED Lighting Daily | Scoop.it
Beginning August 26, the City of Renton will replace 3,865 street lights with energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lighting, saving the city an estimated $55,000 in the first year of use.

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and for 10 years forward!

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Bridgelux Ranked Among Inc. 500|5000 Fastest-Growing Private Company for ... - Marketwire (press release)

Bridgelux Ranked Among Inc. 500|5000 Fastest-Growing Private Company for ... - Marketwire (press release) | LED Lighting Daily | Scoop.it
Bridgelux Ranked Among Inc. 500|5000 Fastest-Growing Private Company for ...
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Look for IPO early January

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OSRAM to Sell Its Traditional Plant in Shaoxing to Focus on LED Lighting

OSRAM to Sell Its Traditional Plant in Shaoxing to Focus on LED Lighting | LED Lighting Daily | Scoop.it
It is reported that OSRAM agreed to sell its traditional factory located in Shaoxing, China, because Siemens' subsidiary OSRAM achieved poor performance, and lighting equipment department intends to streamline business before it is listed to focus...

Via Frank Klomp
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Osram first...GE next! LED mandate kicks in the United States in 2014...demand explodes

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Revenues for drivers in LED general lighting applications to triple, says IMS Research

Revenues for drivers in LED general lighting applications to triple, says IMS Research | LED Lighting Daily | Scoop.it
Global revenues for LED driver ICs used in general lighting applications will more than triple from 2012 to 2015, as the market for solid-state illumination booms, according to IMS Research.

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100% CAGR for LED Lighting 2013-2015....not many industries with that secualr growth

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(CREE), Stratasys, Ltd. (SSYS): Today's Top ... - Insider Monkey

(CREE), Stratasys, Ltd. (SSYS): Today's Top ... - Insider Monkey | LED Lighting Daily | Scoop.it
This series, brought to you by Yahoo! Finance, looks at which upgrades and downgrades make sense, and which ones investors should act on. Today, our headlines...
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This the part of the bull market when SMALL cap should outperform...especially WAY over priced divident=safety big caps

 

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Review: 'Smart' LED bulbs color, brightness controlled by iPhones - USA TODAY

Review: 'Smart' LED bulbs color, brightness controlled by iPhones - USA TODAY | LED Lighting Daily | Scoop.it
Review: 'Smart' LED bulbs color, brightness controlled by iPhones
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Changing the color is a manual process, even though it's mediated by a smartphone. I tried a third "smart" lighting kit, from GreenWave Reality.

Via Pekka Puhakka
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These lights are more expensive...and they are not ready for prime time yet...

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LED Light Bulbs Are Increasingly Cheaper, Greener And Controllable

LED Light Bulbs Are Increasingly Cheaper, Greener And Controllable | LED Lighting Daily | Scoop.it
LED light bulbs are the longest-lasting and most efficient mass-produced light sources to date. And now, they’re also among the most affordable, with some costing less than $10 per bulb — a drastic drop compared to their recent $50 price tag.

Via Anita Woodruff
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This is the inflection point for LED lighting in the home...and for $CREE #CREE

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Innovative Phillips LED Light Bulb Already Available

Innovative Phillips LED Light Bulb Already Available | LED Lighting Daily | Scoop.it
On January 1, 2014 the federal ban on manufacturing 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect. One of the main implications of this ban is that consumers are slowly going to be forced to opt for LED or CFL light bulbs.

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The incandescent bulb ban IS the catalyst for CREE and other pure play LED lighting stocks

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Santa Maria, California, to install 5600 LED streetlights - New Streetlights

Santa Maria, California, to install 5600 LED streetlights - New Streetlights | LED Lighting Daily | Scoop.it
Santa Maria, California, to install 5600 LED streetlights
New Streetlights
The LED fixtures which will be installed are manufactured by Cree Lighting of Wisconsin. ...
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Key is price now below $100 per streetlight...ROI is amazingly fast and they last 10 times as long

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How Much Is a Nest Thermostat Worth?

How Much Is a Nest Thermostat Worth? | LED Lighting Daily | Scoop.it
Determining the value of a Nest thermostat appears to be a straightforward process -- simply compare the costs of purchase and installation against the total energy cost savings.
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For high energy cost states like Maryland...pay back in about 9 months IF you buy pre-summer

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Digitimes Research: LED light bulb prices in Japan fall in April

Digitimes Research: LED light bulb prices in Japan fall in April | LED Lighting Daily | Scoop.it
April 2013 prices of 40W and 60W retrofit LED light bulbs in Japan were JPY1,743/unit (US$17.25/unit) and JPY2,357/unit, respectively, showing an on-month decrease of 4% and 12.5%, respectively, according to Digitimes Research.
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By 2015 #LED light bulb prices will be 50% LOWER...mass market

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Go Green LED Bulbs Introduces Sylvania S14 LED Light Bulbs to Product Line

Go Green LED Bulbs Introduces Sylvania S14 LED Light Bulbs to Product Line | LED Lighting Daily | Scoop.it
Online light bulb retailer has recently added energy efficient S14 bulbs to their extensive product line for use in sign and marquee applications.

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Sylvania is no longer a company...it's a brand that has been licensed to Go Green 

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Cree and Philips take divergent approaches to sub-$15 LED lamps - LEDs Magazine

Cree and Philips take divergent approaches to sub-$15 LED lamps - LEDs Magazine | LED Lighting Daily | Scoop.it
Cree and Philips take divergent approaches to sub-$15 LED lamps
LEDs Magazine
Cree Lighting has launched its first LED-based A-lamps featuring an omni-directional light distribution and dimming support, and ranging in price from $9.97 to $13.97.
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But CREE is the best way to invest in LED lighting...really the only vertically integrated pure play...

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Acuity Brands, Inc : 2013 Solid-State Lighting Awards Solidify Acuity Brands' Position as Technology Leader

Acuity Brands, Inc : 2013 Solid-State Lighting Awards Solidify Acuity Brands' Position as Technology Leader | LED Lighting Daily | Scoop.it

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Adding to our watch list

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Cree announces brighter and bigger COB LED arrays - LEDs Magazine

Cree announces brighter and bigger COB LED arrays - LEDs Magazine | LED Lighting Daily | Scoop.it
Cree announces brighter and bigger COB LED arrays LEDs Magazine The new LEDs range in output from 5000 to more than 10,000 lm, and are intended as solid-state lighting (SSL) replacements for high-output metal-halide sources in applications such as...
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This is how they get to $8 LED bulbs at Home Depot...technology

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