Tesla Inc To Release Two New Solar Tiles

May 03, 2017

The solar roof tiles that were unveiled last year is all set for production in 2017. The project is on track and is said to lead Tesla’s gradual transition towards solar and energy efficient products. The first tile production will begin after the summer of 2017, followed by the second tile which is expected to begin early 2018. The orders for the tiles will begin in the next couple of weeks following installations in approximately 3 months. The installation charges and pricing for the tiles are yet to be revealed. Tesla is yet to reveal which two of the four unveiled tiles are going to be manufactured.

Hb Classic Series To Be Launched By Foreverlamp At The Lightfair International

May 03, 2017

The HB Classic Series of lamps is an extension of the HB Series ( High-Bay) LED product line. This range provides lumen options in interchangeable LED bulbs. It proves to be a valuable replacement with its 250W High Intensity Discharge Lamps (HID) application. The round shape retains the aesthetics of a traditional HID fixture with an upgrade to the LED coupled with lumen choices. 

Atelier Swarovski Home Collaborates To Make New Range Of Crystal Homeware Products

May 02, 2017


The second homeware collection by Swarovski sports a range of aesthetically cut crystals in common decor pieces by designers like Aldo Baker, Babara Barry,Studio Brynjar & Veronika,Greg Lynn and Tomás Alonso. The new product range showcases paperweights, bottle stoppers, marble trays, candle holders, boxes, and cups. While products like the marble trays, boxes, and cups use crystal embedded in the design in an artistic manner, the others use the crystal as a substitute to the base material itself.

Grand Idea Studio Launch Smart Voice Tool To Control Home Devices

May 02, 2017

Joe Grand of the Grand Idea Studio has come up with a technology to add voice feature to product designs. The EMIC 2 Text to Speech Module can be connected to an Arduino board that can be connected via USB to a computer. Voice devices like Siri of Apple or the Amazon Echo are difficult to create due the complexities in the technological function of coding it.  This device brings in 9 different voices at a fraction of the complexity. An Arduino provides for an easy to use platform to create interactive objects. When synced with an Arduino, it can provide customised output depending on the codes put in.

Trashpresso Upcycles Plastic And Fabric Waste To Create Floor Tiles

May 02, 2017

Miniwiz has come up with a unique technology that converts plastic and fibre waste into tiles. The entire processing unit fits into a 40-foot long shipping container that can be transported to even remote locations. The outside panels absorb solar heat, generating the electricity required for the processing. The water required in the processes is also recycled by being flushed back into the process. Miniwiz focuses on upcycling waste to reproduce it as materials that can be used to deliver new functions.  

3d Home Design App Available With Windows10 Update

Apr 28, 2017


Live Interior 3D was designed by BeLight and version 3.0 released with the new Windows10 update. Some of its special features include tools that can help to draw design elements for porches and balconies, add custom roof designs, and a 2D side view to enable smooth additions of panels and door frames. This app also introduces the ability to make 360 degrees videos and images that can be viewed on other browsers.

Amerlux Introduces Upper Reflectors To Provide Uniform Lighting For Downlights

Apr 28, 2017

Square downlights face a unique challenge of non-uniformity in its light dispersion. Amerlux has come up with a unique solution of upper reflectors that can be used in combination with Solite optic lens for downlighting fixtures. This technology can eliminate dark corners and glare, to deliver clean and highly efficient lighting. Amerlux has also applied for a patent for this technology, that is pending. Amerlux provides highly efficient lighting solutions for commercial spaces and the exterior lighting market.

Resysta To Partner With Ril To Bring Innovative Wood Alternative In India

Apr 27, 2017

RIL is looking to make their own wood compound that can be used as an alternative to natural wood. This wood will be used as a raw material in the production of sheets and as replacements for other wood applications. This substitute is water-resistant and recyclable. The technology allows for natural fiber dispertion into the polymer matrix which enhances the quality of the product, making it suitable for all weather applications. This wood compound is a sustainable resource and a solution to address the shrinking forests that are used for wood resources.  

Acuity Introduces A Solution To Assess Energy Usage

Apr 27, 2017

Acuity Brands Inc of USA introduced a tool that displays energy consumption metrics on a digital platform. It uses the nLight ECLYPSE controllers that are smart and building- ready. This software is from the Acuity brand itself that tracks and analyses energy usage of the building over a peroid of time. This product is one the few integrated metrics systems that incorporates building management as well lighting control systems under its measuring algorithms. 

Sanitaryware Plant Acquired By Jaquar Group In Kutch

Apr 27, 2017

In a 100-crore-rupees deal, Jaquar Group has acquired a sanitaryware plant in Kutch. Kutch-based Euro Ceramics Ltd previously owned the plant. However, Jaquar hasn’t acquired the company in any capacity. The addition of this plant makes Jaquar total at five manufacturing units in India. They plan on expanding this plant to a 1.8 million sanitaryware pieces of capacity as opposed to its previous 1.2 million production capacity.