Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:59 PM EST2013-12-11 04:59:04 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A proposal goes before the Shelby County Commission Wednesday involving a $20,000 pay raise for Shelby County Schools District Board members. That is a proposed raise of almost 600 percent forMore >>
A proposal goes before the Shelby County Commission Wednesday involving a $20,000 pay raise for Shelby County Schools District Board members. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:58 PM EST2013-12-11 04:58:04 GMT
(WMC-TV) - As world leaders come together to honor Nelson Mandela, a young Memphis man looks back on the encounter he had with South Africa's former President more than a decade ago in Memphis. HistoryMore >>
As world leaders come together to honor Nelson Mandela, a young Memphis man looks back on the encounter he had with South Africa's former president more than a decade ago in Memphis.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:31 PM EST2013-12-11 04:31:54 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Crittenden County jailer was arrested for possession of drugs. Investigators charged David Polk in Shelby County Tuesday. The 52-year-old faces drug charges including the possession of cocaineMore >>
A Crittenden County jailer was arrested for possession of drugs.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:21 PM EST2013-12-11 04:21:07 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Shelby County Schools District board voted to approve the agreement made Monday between SCS and Germantown. Germantown's Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to approve an agreement betweenMore >>
The Shelby County Schools District board voted to approve a settlement agreement Tuesday with Germantown.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:16 PM EST2013-12-11 04:16:32 GMT
(WMC-TV) ANDY, WILL IT WORK? Night View NV Glasses = DON'T BUY! These $9.99 pair of glasses make you look like an extra in Boogie Nights, but they promise to deliver visual clarity, particularly duringMore >>
These $9.99 pair of glasses make you look like an extra in Boogie Nights, but they promise to deliver visual clarity, particularly during night driving.More >>
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As Artist Series expands, so do choices for designers
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xicato, a leading developer of superior light quality from LED modules, announced today that is has expanded its Artist Series® portfolio of LED modules, adding a 2000-lumen module to give interior designers and lighting professionals the option to offer high-quality light in general lighting applications. Installations with higher ceilings, i.e., greater than 10 feet (3 meters), and fewer light points can now accommodate a better grade of lighting than is possible with fluorescent or ceramic metal halide (CMH) sources.
As these latter light sources have been increasingly used in commercial and residential settings to save energy and reduce costs, there has been an associated loss of comfort and natural feel to the light they produce. Xicato has utilized the science of color and light, phosphors and solid-state technology to create its Artist Series and bring back the natural lighting that people prefer.
"Between the drive to create more efficient light sources and the regulatory controls that are removing some sources from the market, we've seen a gradual acceptance in homes and professional environments for light that simply doesn't have the richness or sparkle that was historically a hallmark of halogen light," said Joanna Brace, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Xicato. "The first experience you have when entering any space – whether a restaurant, a shop, a hotel or your home is how the light makes you feel. Achieving color rendering greater than 95 and quality of light that makes us feel good and makes objects and colors 'look right' is achievable with a light source that is more efficient than halogen or CFL and lasts longer than fluorescent and CMH. Sacrificing quality of light for efficiency shouldn't be the choice."
The light from Xicato's Artist Series LED modules is virtually indistinguishable from halogen, is more energy efficient, and delivers color consistency and longevity that greatly exceeds what's possible with halogen lamps. The color rendering index (CRI) is the most often used measure of light quality and the Artist Series has a CRI = 95 as measured against all 15 official reference colors. Fluorescent and CMH color rendering is typically based on only eight of the 15 CRI reference colors. The Artist Series virtual match to halogen across all 15 color points is one of the many reasons the light feels more natural.
Xicato believes that the expectation for quality light should extend to ambient lighting, in addition to accent and spot lighting, and has filled its Artist Series range with flux levels between 700 and 3000 lumens. Compromising good light to achieve efficiency is no longer necessary, and end-users should no longer need to make the tradeoff.
Initially, Xicato's Artist Series was a favorite of museum curators around the world for whom the nature of light is critical to the success of the display. Use of the Artist Series has expanded to the retail, hospitality and healthcare segments as higher efficiency and flux options became available. In retail and hospitality settings, customer experience and comfort is essential to business growth and success, and in each, it is now possible to illuminate larger spaces with more natural light that makes color look right and brings energy to the environment.
Xicato's Artist Series is complemented by its Standard Series and Vibrant Series, each providing light that enables lighting designers, interior designers and others to achieve the desired emotional impact for their environments. Current datasheets and product information are available directly from Xicato.
Artist Series light is virtually indistinguishable from halogen-based light and gives Artist Series light an even richer feel compared to other sources.
Vibrant Series light brings out vivid, saturated colors and the details of texture for compelling and eye-catching visuals that capture and hold consumers' attention.
Standard Series light provides light that is functional and superior to ceramic metal halide and fluorescent lamps.
About Xicato Xicato is passionate about light. Light has an emotional effect on people and a direct impact on business profitability. It ultimately influences everything in our lives. Xicato is a recognized leader in creating LED modules that provide superior aesthetics, economics and durability. Xicato aspires to be the trusted partner of the global lighting design community and luminaire manufacturers.
Monday, December 9 2013 9:30 PM EST2013-12-10 02:30:09 GMT
Over the weekend in Owensboro, officials with the Salvation Army were thrilled to find a gold coin in one of their red kettles. It was found wrapped up in a note that said it was from: 'Someone who lovesMore >>
Over the weekend in Owensboro, officials with the Salvation Army were thrilled to find a gold coin in one of their red kettles.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 7:25 PM EST2013-12-10 00:25:38 GMT
(WMC-TV) - One hundred people will be without a job this holiday season as a factory in Olive Branch prepares to close. The plant was scheduled to close, but it will remain open for a few more weeks accordingMore >>
One hundred people will be without a job this holiday season as a factory in Olive Branch prepares to close.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:51 PM EST2013-12-09 22:51:07 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A woman in Tipton County reportedly shot and killed her husband early Sunday morning. Just before 6 a.m., deputies responded to a shooting on Highway 14 South in Brighton. When they arrived,More >>
Angela Brewer originally told deputies she shot and killed her husband after she thought she heard an intruder outside.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 11:10 PM EST2013-12-10 04:10:09 GMT
The government's recent efforts to cut down on Medicare fraud may be hurting the people who need help the most. People who have severe disabilities have been receiving letters denying payment for the wheelchairsMore >>
The government's recent efforts to cut down on Medicare fraud may be hurting the people who need help the most.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 6:15 PM EST2013-12-10 23:15:07 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Three Memphis women had a frightful weekend on the icy roads. Pamela Byrd Davis, 47, was driving home late Saturday night when she became involved in a multi-car pileup on the Walnut GroveMore >>
Three Memphis women had a frightful weekend on the icy roads. Pamela Byrd Davis, 47, was driving home late Saturday night when she became involved in a multi-car pileup on the Walnut Grove Road-Humphreys Boulevard overpass.More >>
(WMC-TV) – Have you thought this season about opening up your heart and your home to a sweet animal in need of one? This year, we introduce to you "The 12 Strays of Christmas". Action News 5 is partneringMore >>
Have you thought about opening up your heart and your home to a sweet animal in need this holiday season? AN5 is teaming up with the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County to bring you "The 12 Strays of Christmas."
Tuesday, December 10 2013 6:44 PM EST2013-12-10 23:44:06 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Memphis man arrested on child abuse charges claims the 2-year-old victim got hurt when he was dancing with her. Stacey Liddell, 35, is charged with Haley's Law Aggravated Child Abuse andMore >>
A Memphis couple is on trial for punishing a little girl. Officers say they beat her with paddles.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 7:10 PM EST2013-12-10 00:10:04 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South man could face charges after investigators say his story about a home invasion does not all add up. Sheriff's deputies in Tipton County have been investigating a home invasion nowMore >>
A Mid-South man could face charges after investigators say his story about a home invasion does not all add up.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:13 AM EST2013-12-10 13:13:18 GMT
(WMC-TV) - It is Kelvin Lake's goal to inspire his family and his entire congregation. That's right, he's the pastor of a church, who says his busy schedule is what helped him become overweight ... that,More >>
It is Kelvin Lake's goal to inspire his family and his entire congregation. That's right, he's the pastor of a church, who says his busy schedule is what helped him become overweight ... that, and the convenience of unhealthy food.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 8:17 PM EST2013-12-10 01:17:55 GMT
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world again, and he's taking his whole band with him. Brooks remains theMore >>
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world, and he's taking his whole band with him.More >>