2015-01-22

Leyard International Military Orders Peak in 2014

Chinese LED manufacturer Leyard’s oversea military orders reached nearly RMB 100 million (US $16 million) last year, according to a Jinghua report.
Continue reading
2015-01-22

Digital Lumens Continues High Growth in Smart Lighting Sector in 2014

Digital Lumens announced today that deployments of its enterprise-scale Intelligent LED Lighting System span 200 million square feet (20 million square meters) of commercial and industrial space. This represents 100% installed base growth in 2014, bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) to customers around the world.
Continue reading
2015-01-22

Orion Energy Systems Granted US Patent for LED Door Retrofit (LDR) Assemblies

Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT:OESX), a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance, energy-efficient lighting platforms, today announced that it was granted a new patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Pat. No. 8888313) directed to design improvements and technical advancements for troffer door assemblies. This award brings the company’s total portfolio of granted patents to 62, with 41 additional pending globally. The patent is a continuation of Orion’s efforts to protect the proprietary innovations embodied in the LDR, which is now the company’s best-selling LED product.
Continue reading
2015-01-20

pureLiFi Raises $2.26m for Wireless Li-Fi Networking System

pureLiFi, the light communications technology company that leads the market in research and commercialisation of Li-Fi, has raised £1.5 million (US $2.26 million) in its latest round of investment. Valuing the 2012 University of Edinburgh spin-out at over £14 million, a VC funding round is in process and the company expects to make a related announcement on additional funding during the second half of 2015.
Continue reading
2015-01-20

Hikaru Skirt Illuminates Girls Thighs

Contemporary Japanese fashion can often tread the thin line of art and fetishism, as seen with this new Hikaru skirt (“light skirt”) designed by Kiyoyuki Amano.
Continue reading
2015-01-14

DOE Releases Report on SSL Adoption in Museums

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new GATEWAY report that summarizes the results of a survey regarding conversions to solid-state lighting in museums. The survey was sent to members of the museum community who had requested a copy of “The Guidelines for Assessing Solid-State Lighting for Museums,” the pivotal resource co-authored by Jim Druzik and Stefan Michalski in 2011.
Continue reading
2015-01-14

Bridgelux LED Technology for Billboards

New LED lighting has been installed on an advertising billboard in Mumbai, India.  The luminaires, designed and manufactured by Leo Integrated Technologies Pvt Ltd, leverage the Bridgelux Vero(R) 29 LED Arrays to produce higher quality colors and brighter illumination than the existing metal halide.
Continue reading
2015-01-08

BMW M4 Showcases Advanced Lighting Technologies

The BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights model, with exterior paintwork in Cool White metallic, features a new interpretation of the typical BMW twin round headlights. On the move, the laser technology can be identified by the fine blue strips inside the lights. Meanwhile, the rear light clusters of the BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights model are based on OLEDs (organic light-emitting diodes), which produce light from wafer-thin semiconducting layers of organic material. For the first time, both the tail lights and rear direction indicators feature OLED technology. 
Continue reading
2015-01-06

Syfy and Philips Bring Ambient TV Lighting to 12 Monkeys Fans

Syfy, the media destination for imagination-based entertainment, and Philips, the global leader in lighting, today announced the world’s first-ever immersive lighting experience for an entire season of original series programming. With 12 Monkeys, a drama based on the iconic 1995 Universal Pictures film, the pairing of the Syfy Sync second screen app with the Philips Hue connected lighting system brings a new dimension to immersive TV. 
Continue reading
2015-01-05

LG Display Showcases OLED Display Technology at CES 2015

LG Display, the world’s leading innovator of display technologies, will showcase the latest advances in the industry, including its global leadership in OLED technology, during CES 2015 in Las Vegas from January 6 to 9.
Continue reading
2015-01-05

Liown Announces Partnership with The Light Garden of Liown Patented Moving Flame Candles

Liown Electronics Co. Ltd, one of the world's largest suppliers of light-emitting diode (LED) flameless candles and lighting, announced today The Light Garden will be a preferred licensee and distributor for Liown's patented Moving Flame™ candle technology.
Continue reading
2014-12-31

Three Trends Among “Runaway” Chinese LED Executives

“Every year there are escaping manufacturers, but this has become an ongoing trend in 2014,” is a common saying in China’s lighting industry. This is related to the easing domestic economic market, and slowdown in the real estate market leading to diminishing construction projects, said industry insiders. The LED industry is in a rapidly expanding phase, and all these indicate “winter is coming” in the LED lighting industry. However, not all manufacturers are capable of defending themselves against the “cold” and some have resorted to “selfish” measures.
Continue reading
2014-12-27

Smiling Through Facial Masks with LEDs

A smile confuses an approaching frown. But how do you like the idea of showing your smile while wearing a mask?
Continue reading
2014-12-25

Minimalist Style LED Smart Watch Nevo

Introducing névo, the French designed timepiece that connects the elegance of the past with the power of the future in a sleek modern watch with activity tracking, phone notifications, and unique LED goal progression indicators. névo combines style and practicality resulting in a beautifully useful tool for health conscience, active people. 
Continue reading
2014-12-23

Chinese Government Clamps down on Local Government LED Subsidies

The Chinese central government’s policy to terminate LED industry subsidies will be extended to local governments, according to a latest Chinese-language UDN report.
Continue reading
2014-12-23

Madrid to Fully Upgrade to Smart LED Streetlight Systems

LONDON: Madrid leads the LED revolution in Europe, upgrading the totality of its street lighting in the largest project in the world of this kind. The new technology will save almost half of the energy used to light the streets of the Spanish capital.
Continue reading
2014-12-23

Callaway Gardens' Fantasy in Lights Ranks as one of USA Today’s “10 Best Public Light Displays”

This week Callaway Gardens received an email from USA Today stating, “Fantasy In Lights - Callaway Gardens is one of the winners of the Best Public Lights Display category in 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY.”
Continue reading
2014-12-18

EDAG Wraps Vehicles in Cocoon of Light

The automotive lighting sector’s internal and external applications has attracted many LED manufacturers to enter, but most applications only cover a part of the vehicle. German engineering firm EDAG innovative 3D printed backlight technology for cars, however, is capable of wrapping the entire vehicle in light.
Continue reading
2014-12-17

Epistar Acquires Samsung Backlight Orders

As the LED industry inventory adjustments ends, Epistar has received a large order from Samsung in December, which is expected to spur the Taiwanese LED manufacturers growth, according to an UDN report.
Continue reading
2014-12-17

Hens Lay More Eggs Under Red or White LED Lights

A study reveals that different color LED light influences layer production, according to a report of World Poultry, citing paper released by researcher from Federal University of Grande Dourados, Brazil.
Continue reading
2014-12-16

Navigant Research: Commercial Building Automation Systems Expected to Exceed $86 B in Annual Revenue by 2023

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for commercial building automation systems (BASs), including global market forecasts through 2023.
Continue reading
2014-12-15

Lighting Science Group’s LED Luminaires to Help NASA Astronauts in Int’l Space Stations

Lighting Science Group Corporation (OTCQB: LSCG) announced today that their innovative GOOD NIGHT™ and AWAKE AND ALERT™ lamps were recently featured in Consumer Reports magazine. The article goes behind the science of our lamps and their link to NASA and the International Space Station astronauts. A focus on the importance of blue light technology and how it affects human circadian rhythm was key in the development of these revolutionary products.
Continue reading
2014-12-10

Novel LED Technology Enables Investigation of Algae Productivity

Because food crops are also used for energy production, millions of people are threatened by starvation. Algae could provide an alternative: They only need sunlight to grow, thrive in salty water on barren fields. But it is a major challenge to exactly reproduce sunlight in the laboratory. In collaboration with the Berlin LED manufacturer FUTURELED scientists at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have now developed a methodology for simulating all kinds of light situations.
Continue reading
2014-12-10

Lumo Launches Styling Cycling Apparel on Kickstarter

Tired of not really having a nice looking attires with enough safety features?
Continue reading
2014-12-09

Anime LED Conan Watch Comes with Style

Do you still remember all those cool gadgets used by Conan Edogawa in Detective Conan?
Continue reading
2014-12-03

Foxconn Rumored to be iPhone 7 Sapphire Display Supplier

Will sapphire substrates be found on iPhone 7? Latest market rumors from Chinese media have pointed to the possible appearance of sapphire material on the new iPhone 7, which will be mostly supplied by Foxconn, according to a China Times report.
Continue reading
2014-12-03

North Korea Invents Green LED Glasses that Can Adjust Circadian Rhythm

North Korea recently invented a new green LED glasses which can adjust to human circadian rhythm, according to a local Choson Sinbo’s report on Tuesday.
Continue reading
2014-12-03

Therapeutic Lighting Makes Major Difference for Seniors in Long-Term Care Facilities

Therapeutic lighting can be a prescription for better health, especially for seniors with dementia in long-term care facilities. Now, more and more-effective products are needed to implement the highly positive research results achieved to date. So says a panel of therapeutic-lighting experts assembled by the National Lighting Bureau and the Edison Report. The full, two-part discussion is available for viewing without charge by linking to the National Lighting Bureau website.
Continue reading
2014-12-03

Eaton Launches LED Luminaires for High Ceiling Applications

Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of the Portfolio Surface-Mount light-emitting diode (LED) Luminaire from its Cooper Lighting Division. Incorporating patented WaveStream™ LED optical technology, the high efficacy luminaire provides uniform, glare-free illumination for standard and high ceiling applications in retail, commercial and architectural spaces.
Continue reading
2014-12-01

How Philips helps patients to relax during MRI scans

Royal Philips today announced the launch of the Ambient Experience patient in-bore solution designed to reduce patient anxiety and movement during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. The patient in-bore solution is the latest innovation in Philips' successful Ambient Experience portfolio, which integrates dynamic lighting, projection, sound, spatial design and workflow improvements to enable hospitals to create engaging, comfortable patient environments. To date, Philips has installed 750 Ambient Experience solutions globally.
Continue reading

MaxLite introduces ENERGY STAR qualified Adjustable LED Downlight Retrofits as an easy upgrade solution that provides endless lighting design possibilities for residential, retail and commercial interiors.

READ MORE

With a thermal resistance of 1.1°C/W in a diameter of 99 millimeter, the BJB LED star cooler offers a perfect passive cooling platform for luminaires up to 5000 lumen. Through a modular mounting pattern the GH36d LED cooler offers a wide p... READ MORE