2016-10-21

Target Recalls Halloween LED Gel Clings Over Button Battery Chocking Hazards

LED gel clings can separate and expose the inner decal and LED/button battery compartment, posing choking and button battery ingestion hazards to children.
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2016-10-19

Dubai Companies Aims to Provide City Wide VLC Coverage

Several Dubai-based Visual Light Communication (VLC) companies are working with the aim of making this Middle East city the first in the world to offer Li-Fi coverage, reported Khaleej Times.
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2016-10-19

Australian Researchers Urge LED Streetlight Conversion

More and more of us are switching to LED bulbs in our homes – now a Queensland research team led by QUT scientists wants Australia’s street lights to be switched over to LEDs.
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2016-10-18

DOE Releases New CALiPER Snapshot Report on Outdoor Area Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot report on outdoor area lighting that covers area/roadway luminaires, parking garage luminaires, and canopy luminaires. Outdoor area lighting is a major contributor to nationwide energy use, and the market segment has been an important player in the transition to solid-state lighting.
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2016-10-17

The Flint Group and Air Motion Systems Jointly Develop UV LED Ink for Swiss Ordinance Standards Food Packaging Applications

The Flint Group and Air Motion Systems have partnered to develop, test and introduce a line of LED-curable low-migration inks for in-mold labels that meet the world’s strictest and most definitive regulations for inks intended for food-packaging applications.
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2016-10-17

Cree Layoffs Have Limited Impact on Durham

Cree recently had laid off a small number of employees, including at its Durham headquarters, reported Triangle Business Journal.
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2016-10-17

Foxconn-Sharp to Make OLED Panels in China

Foxconn and its newly acquired Japanese subsidiary Sharp might be making OLED panels for smartphone makers in China by 2019, a Nikkeireport cited those familiar with the matter saying.
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2016-10-17

Dubai Canal Bridge Installs Smart LED Lights

More than 200 smart LED lights have been installed on the Dubai Canal bridges, with more planned in the near future, said the local Railway and Transportation Authority (RTA) recently.
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2016-10-17

Kolkota in India Launches Solar Lighting Project in Slums, Southern Indian City to Roll out Large Street Light Project

The Indian government is launching a large scale lighting project valuing INR 10 billion (US $150 million) subsidies to provide affordable solar lights to families living in poverty in Kolkata, India, reported The Economic Times.
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2016-10-17

Aura Light Extends Lighting Rental Scheme to 7-Years

Since its launch earlier this year, Aura Light’s lighting rental scheme has seen a significant take-up by large companies wanting to spread the cost of their investment.
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2016-10-17

Adam Hall Group Forms OEM Partners with Daslight Interface to Expand Lighting Control Product Applications

Cameo® DVC 4 Powered by Daslight is a new DMX Interface and the first product to come from the recently begun partnership between the Adam Hall Group and renowned software developer, the Nicolaudie Group. The Cameo® Interface offers 512 DMX channels and comes at the attractive price of 279 euros. The accompanying DMX control software Cameo® D4 for putting on impressive light shows is available as a free download.
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2016-10-14

Hot Picks of the Week Oct. 11- 14

San’an Opto said that the company has engaged in preliminary discussions with Osram upon a potential acquisition or partnership. However, the two parties only met once to discuss related issues so far.
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2016-10-14

Lighting Designer Chip Israel Shares Insight of Illumination Design

As someone who admittedly entered the lighting design field by accident, Chip Israel has built a successful career over the past 27 years – including founding his own architectural lighting design firm in 1992 – Lighting Design Alliance which is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.
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2016-10-12

Apple’s New Patents to Embed Light Sensors onto Device Displays

Rumor has it that Apple will shift to a bezel- free display iPhone in 2017, the company will have to embed everything into the display, reported Today's iPhone.
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2016-10-11

Nichia Settles YAG Patent Lawsuit with UK Retailer B&Q

In June 2016 NICHIA commenced a lawsuit claiming that certain white LED-containing products sold by B&Q plc, the largest DIY company in the UK, and sourced from third-party Asian manufacturers infringed Nichia's European “YAG” patents.
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2016-10-11

Arizona Tunnel Upgrades to LED Lighting System

The Queen Creek Tunnel on US 60 east of Superior now has a LED lighting system, making it Arizona’s first tunnel to have this innovative and energy-saving technology.
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2016-10-07

German Research Coalition Unveils New Glare-Free Pixel LEDs for Adaptive Automotive Lighting

A German research alliance with well-known members from industry and research has developed the basis for smart, high resolution LED headlights, which takes adaptive forward lighting to a new dimension. The demonstration model was developed by overall project manager Osram in collaboration with the project partners Daimler, Fraunhofer, Hella and Infineon. Both headlights contain three LED light sources, each with 1,024 individually controllable light points (pixels). This means that the headlight can be adapted very precisely to suit the respective traffic situation to ensure optimum light conditions at all times without dazzling other drivers. 
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2016-10-07

Panasonic Showcases Transparent OLED TV

Panasonic recently showcased an improved version of a transparent TV at IFA in Berlin in early September, reported Engadget.
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2016-10-07

Dubai Municipality and Philips Lighting Launch Efficient Lamp Initiative

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Municipality and Philips Lighting today announced the launch of the Dubai Lamp, the world’s most energy efficient commercially available LED lamp.* The announcement was made at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) in Dubai. 
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2016-10-05

Sony Speeds up Grass Growth with LED Lights

Sony is known for its technology in displays, TVs, and other consumer electronics, but its latest gadget unveiled recently in Japan is focusing on LED grow light technology, according to reports by Nikkei Technology and other tech media.
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2016-10-05

Neutrogena Launches Affordable LED Facial Mask for Treating Acne

Neutrogena launched an economic LED facial mask on Monday that uses red and blue LEDs that can treat acne on people’s faces, reportedEliteDaily.
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2016-09-29

Osram Opto Raises Laser Output Power by 10% in Lab

Osram Opto Semiconductors has produced a broad area laser diode with a lateral brilliance of up to 4.8 W/(mm*mrad) in the laboratory. The more brilliant the laser, the more efficiently it can inject its light into optical fibers. This then increases the output power of modules for pumping fiber lasers used for material processing. This progress is one of the results of the project “Integrated microoptical and microthermal elements for diode lasers of high brilliance” (IMOTHEB) which was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and which has now been successfully completed. 
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2016-09-29

LRC Expands Research to Encompass Connected Lighting, 3D Printing

In a 25,000-square-foot commercial office on the Rensselaer Technology Park campus in Troy, N.Y., scientists from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are making plans to install LED lighting with fixture-integrated and network-connected lighting controls. The controls are being tested in a broad-based field evaluation to compare and quantify the additional benefits that connected lighting systems offer to users. LRC research scientists will investigate everything from ease of installation to user satisfaction. This is just one of many projects that the LRC’s Solid-State Lighting Program has undertaken to expand its research capabilities into new fields where solid-state lighting (SSL) can provide benefits.
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2016-09-26

Western Indian City Lights up with 35,000 LED Streetlights

Udaipur, a city in western Indian state Rajasthan, recently rolled out a massive LED streetlight replacement.
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2016-09-26

Connecticut Town Installs Wi-Fi Enabled LED Streetlights

Plainville, a town located in Connecticut, U.S. is installing hundreds of LED streetlights with some featuring advanced connectivity technology, reported NBC Universal.
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2016-09-23

GE New Red Phosphor Technology Unlocks Wide Color Gamut for LED-Backlit LCD Screens

GE has unlocked the wide color gamut potential for mobile phones, tablets, PCs and TVs with its RadiantRed™ Technology, delivering greater overall color and the truest red color possible in LED-backlit LCD displays. The technology offers manufacturers the ability to create the brightest, most colorful LED HD displays available for a wide range of devices, including the next generation of mobile devices and high dynamic range (HDR) TVs.
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2016-09-22

ABI Research: Iris Recognition to Become Next Big Thing in Smartphones

Fingerprint recognition will soon become outdated in smartphone applications, in its place iris recognition will emerge as the new trending technology, and might even drive mobile payment developments, according to ABI Research’s latest report.
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2016-09-22

LESA at Renesslaer Polytechnic Institute Patents Sensory Lighting System

A team of LESA faculty and graduate students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Boston University were recently awarded a US Patent titled, “Sensory Lighting System and Method for Characterizing an Illumination Space.” The patent describes how the LED lighting system in a space can detect occupants’ presence, location and pose without the use of cameras, thereby preserving the privacy of the room’s occupants.
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2016-09-22

Sogeprom and Lucibel Develop LiFi Enabled LED Light Prototype

Sogeprom, major property developer subsidiary of Société Générale Group and Lucibel, French LED lighting specialist, present a high bandwidth LiFi light prototype, a technology for wireless communication through light with game changing advantages vs WiFi.
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2016-09-22

Kateeva Unveils Flex Inkjet Printing System for OLED Thin Film Encapsulation Market

At the OLEDs World Summit in San Diego, Kateeva, the OLED production equipment leader, reported that its YIELDjet™ FLEX system has earned a commanding lead in the key organic layer deposition step in the OLED Thin Film Encapsulation (TFE) market. Since the novel inkjet printing solution debuted in manufacturing in 2014, the company has secured the vast majority of available TFE orders. Customers include the world’s largest flat panel display manufacturers located in three key Asia regions.
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Allegro MicroSystems introduces a new automotive, AEC-Q100 qualified single IC switching regulator that provides constant-current output to drive high-power LEDs. Allegro’sREAD MORE

The October launch of Mr Beams’ NetBright High Performance Security Light continues the company’s streak of 2016 product releases designed with bold innovative features.

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