2017-08-18

New IoT Platform from Acuity Brands Helps Evaluate and Plan Space Allocation Through Lighting

Acuity Brands introduced Atrius Spaces, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform service that helps customers manage space utilization using a building’s occupancy data. Atrius Spaces, which includes a web application and an application programming interface (API), can be used to efficiently allocate and plan for spatial requirements, allowing building managers to optimize facility operations and budgets, as well as the overall management of a building or campus throughout its lifecycle. 
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2017-08-18

Quantum Materials’ QD LED Surpasses 1000 Hour Milestone

Quantum Materials Corp announced that its cadmium-free quantum dots in a remote LED application successfully surpassed the 1000 hour continuous on-time durability test. The testing has been conducted with red and green quantum dots encapsulated in resin and mounted to blue emitting LED's (see diagram below), which are similar to the type of LED's used in standard LCD display back light units (BLU).
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2017-08-18

Plessey Triumphs in the Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards

Plessey announces that its multi-award winning Orion beam forming module has been crowned a winner in the Components and Light Sources category of the 2017 Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIAs).
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2017-08-18

OSRAM Opto Semiconductor Acquires AIXTRON’s MOCVD Systems

AIXTRON announced that OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has purchased the company’s AIX 2800G4-TM Planetary system for the manufacturing of mainly infrared-based high power lasers and LEDs based on gallium arsenide (GaAs).
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2017-08-18

TCP Launches New Website Featuring Industry-First Technology for Commercial and Residential Lighting

Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (TCP), a leading global manufacturer and distributor of energy-efficient lighting technologies, today announces the launch of www.tcpi.com, a brand-new website that features industry-first technology.
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2017-08-17

Prominent Italian Tomato Grower Gandini Antonio S.S. Selects Heliospectra LED Lighting Solutions

A leading tomato producer in northern Italy invests in advanced LED technology to increase yield and improve plant quality. Heliospectra AB announces a new order from Heliospectra's Italian reseller Ageon S.r.l. The order goes to one of Italy's prominent commercial tomato producers Gandini Antonio S.S. located in northern Italy, with the goal to improve plant quality and increase yield. The order is valued at $99,000 (805,000 SEK).
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2017-08-17

Light Polymers and Cree Sign Patent License Agreement

Light Polymers recently announced a patent license-agreement with Cree, a leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED Lighting and power semiconductor solutions. Cree has granted a royalty-bearing, non-exclusive patent license to certain Cree patents for certain LED luminaires. This agreement will allow Light Polymers to apply their proprietary nanochemistry to affordably manufacture luminaires with special photonic films that advance the development of the LED lighting market by enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of LED lighting products.
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2017-08-17

EVERLIGHT Will Witness Growth in 2H17 but Profit of the Year Might Still Fall

LED package giant EVERLIGHT reported a solid 2Q17 revenue and profit better than that in 1Q17, yet worse than that in the prior year period. The product mix adjustment and price wars are said to account for the annual decline in EVERLIGHT’s finance. Besides, its new capacity is yet to contribute.
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2017-08-16

Taiwanese PCB Makers Seek to Join Micro LED Supply Chain

Technology giants such as Apple and Sharp have been actively running a series of research and development on Micro LED technology. PCB manufacturers are also eager to seize the related business opportunities. Unimicron has invested in related advanced manufacturing processes. It will start a small batch production in 2018 at the earliest and plans to mass produce PCBs for Micro LED applications in 2019. The rest of PCB makers intend to follow suit, which is expected to drive the growth of the PCB market to a new high. 
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2017-08-16

Introducing Uplight Group- The Best in European Lighting Is Here

Believing that the lighting industry still has room for contemporary products with a global perspective, David Weisinger and his newly formed company, Uplight Group, is poised to introduce four new brands to North America. Having successfully distributed the Italian brand Studio Italia Design lighting to the U.S., Weisinger is now turning his practiced eye to an even wider European perspective. We are pleased to introduce you not only to Uplight Group but to the initial offerings of the company.
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2017-08-16

London to See Large Scale Smart Lighting Projects

Silver Spring Networks announced that it will deploy its Starfish™ platform-as-a-service (PaaS) across the City of London and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. This adds to the previously announced London deployment in the City of Westminster. 
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2017-08-16

Researchers Improve Color Tuning Technology for Next Generation LED

An international science research team introduced in the journal Science Advances a simple and economical way to create different sizes of semiconducting nanocrystals tailored for different needs, which might imply the possibility of the mass production of next generation LED.
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2017-08-16

MechaTronix - horticulture top lighting made easy

MechaTronix, one of the global market leaders in LED cooling, is broadcasting a clear message towards the horticulture market. “Although there are numerous opinions on the ideal spectrums and mixes of wavelengths, the world of horticulture top lighting is going to change drastically over the coming years, according Koen Vangorp, CEO of MechaTronix.”
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2017-08-16

LED Down-Conversion - The Next Disruptive Step in LED Technology

LEDs have become a ubiquitous part of our lives, finding their way into our big screen HDTV’s, into our cars, on our streets, at work and in our homes. The global LED lighting market is booming now as LED prices have dropped significantly over the past few years. However, we are on the verge of a 2nd revolution in LED lighting. The next generation of LED optics will deliver LED lighting that is more comfortable, safer, very high quality and digitally connected, all at affordable prices. Light Polymers, a San Francisco-based nanochemistry startup, is eyeing the LED lighting industry with its unique and disruptive proprietary lyotropic materials technology.
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2017-08-14

What Does It Take To Be A Leading ODM LED Supplier?

WELLMAX, the LED Bulb Expert in China, has 30 years of global experiences in partnering with quality lighting brands. More than 800 million quality bulbs have been sold across the globe. More than 200 partners over 50 countries have built long-term relationship with them. WELLMAX has been the first strategic partner of Samsung Electronics extending collaborations in the SAMSUNG global ingredient brand program since 2016.
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2017-08-14

National IoT Network Introduced and Deployed in Ireland

Silver Spring Networks announced it has agreed to work with ESB Telecoms Ltd to develop a national Internet of Things (IoT) network across Ireland. ESB Telecoms Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESB and operates a national open access wholesale telecommunications network throughout Ireland.
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2017-08-14

Qualite Lights $17M Utah State Fairpark Arena Project

The Utah State Fairpark, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is the new home to Days of ’47 Rodeo where it will be permanently located. The $17 million, 10,000-seat, arena, built in eight months, chose Qualite Sports Lighting as their preferred lighting partner and expert. This arena is a destination for many. It was designed to hold other events such as concerts, motorsports events, demolition derbies, equestrian events, and other rodeos.
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2017-08-14

Code 3 Announces Licensing Agreement with Vital Vio

Code 3®, a company in engineering and manufacturing of innovative emergency lighting and warning products used in emergency response vehicles, announced a licensing agreement with Vital Vio, Inc., developer of an innovative, continuous White Light Disinfection™ technology designed to safely and constantly kill germs on indoor surfaces.
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2017-08-13

Phoseon Technology Exhibits LED Curing Solutions at TLMI printTHINK Summit 2017

Phoseon Regional Sales Manager, Jennifer Heathcote, will discuss the latest UV LED curing solutions for printing applications at the upcoming TLMI printTHINK Summit 2017 event in Chicago, IL. Ms. Heathcote will be discussing how Phoseon LED technology is a perfect fit for printing applications due to the compact size, ease of integration, and high intensity output achieved through optimized LED thermal management. Users of Phoseon LED curing systems can process a variety of materials, including thin and heat-sensitive substrates, at maximum production speeds with low-input power.
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2017-08-13

Sengled Takes Steps Towards Smarter Cities

Sengled, manufacturing intelligent lighting products that integrate consumer electronics inside energy efficient LED lights, announced their acceptance into the LoRa Alliance, joining other technology innovators in efforts to evolve home automation to commercial scale.
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2017-08-13

SNA Displays Installs LED Video Screens Outside MSG Networks Penn Plaza Studios

Sansi North America (SNA) Displays, a manufacturer of custom LED display and lighting solutions, provided an integrated LED display system for MSG Networks. The project included four same-sized video screens and curved LED-backlit channel letters for the MSG Networks brand.
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2017-08-13

Nanochemistry Innovator Light Polymers Releases Crystallin®: Spectrum-Specific LED Downlighting

Light Polymers revealed the upcoming Crystallin® product line, with spectrum-specific, lyotropic based photonic films. Lyotropic material technology is now being applied to create an advanced photonic film that enables safe, comfortable, high color rendering index (CRI) downlights. Saving 20% to 25% on electricity costs, Crystallin®downlights have less lumen drop and color shift over time versus current LED based downlight offerings.
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2017-08-12

JDI’s Massive Layoff Might Cause Huge Net Loss in the Short Run

The Japanese digital panel giant Japan Display Inc. (JDI) had a struggle revamping its liquid crystal display (LCD) panel business. To make the recovery happen, JDI planned to accept fundings from outside investors. Not only that, JDI will restructure LCD panel production sites, and lay off employees at a large scale, slashing about 4,000 jobs, according to Nikkei's report on August 8. 
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2017-08-11

MaxLite Opens Distribution Center in Indiana

MaxLite, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of energy-efficient lighting solutions, announces the opening of a new regional distribution center in Greenwood, Indiana. With the addition of the Indiana location to its distribution network, MaxLite is able to offer two-day shipping of its LED products to customers nationwide.
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2017-08-11

STG Aerospace Increasing Investment and Capabilities in LED R&D

Aircraft cabin lighting specialist, STG Aerospace is increasing its capability to meet future demand for its aircraft photoluminescent floor path marking, emergency, and informational signage and LED mood lighting products. This is very much driven by the company’s commitment to R&D at its Innovation & Engineering Centre in Cwmbran – a part of Wales that is fast becoming a dynamic aerospace hub.
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2017-08-11

Osram Revs up Wuxi Plant with the 2nd Phase of Back-end Production Project

Osram Opto Semiconductors successfully held a breaking ground ceremony for Wuxi factory's phase two expansion project in the Wuxi High-Tech Industrial Development Zone on August 8th.
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2017-08-10

AMS SPECTRAL UV to Show LED-UV Curing Systems at PRINT 17

A Baldwin Technology Company will showcase its leading LED-UV curing technologies at the upcoming PRINT 17 exposition, set for Sept. 10-14, 2017, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The company, which was formed in early 2017 by combining Air Motion Systems Inc. with the UV and IR divisions of Baldwin Technology Company Inc., is excited to reintroduce its new-but-familiar brand and products to the North American market.
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2017-08-10

Evluma Releases ConnectLED™ Streetlight App on Google Play

LED lighting manufacturer, Evluma, announces the release of ConnectLED v2.2 for Android, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) app that enables utilities and municipalities to wirelessly control Evluma LED lighting products from the ground. ConnectLED v2.2 for Android is an upgrade to the popular v2.1.
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2017-08-10

Veeco Reports Continued Revenue Growth Despite Tumbling Shares

Process equipment provider Veeco reported on 3rd August its financial results in 2Q17. The company ended the second quarter with a solid revenue of USD 115.1 million, up 52.9% YoY. Yet, shares of the company slumped by 20% at 1 p.m. the next day after the financial announcement, as The Motley Fool carried in its report.
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2017-08-09

Future Lighting Solutions Launches Lighting System Creator (LSC) Version 1.2

Future Lighting Solutions, the noted innovator in demand creation, marketing and distribution of solid-state lighting technologies, announces significant advances in selecting a suitable driver in a solid state lighting system via the release of version 1.2 of the Lighting System Creator (LSC). The LSC design tool is available free of charge to engineers and customers worldwide.
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The wait is over. The highly anticipated HomeKit™-enabled SYLVANIA SMART+™ A19 Full Color Light Bulb is now available for pre-order (MSRP $44.99) with delivery expected in September and additional products coming out soon after.READ MORE

Shenzhen Bentuo Electronic Technology Co., Ltd (BT-lux), a professional vendor of high-end panel lights in Shenzhen, recently released a "Quadruple-proof" panel light, S16-H series. Here Quadruple-proof means waterproof, dust-proof, ... READ MORE