2016-06-30

NEMA Publishes White Paper on Considerations of Field LED Driver Replacement

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LSD 74-2016 Considerations of Field LED Driver Replacement. This new white paper discusses issues related to the field replacement of drivers in LED lighting fixtures, and how several aspects must be considered to ensure that the replacement driver will function the same as the original driver.
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2016-06-30

NEMA Urges DOE to Improve Border Enforcement

In written comments filed with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) emphasized its support for federal energy conservation standards and efforts by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to prevent noncompliant products from entering the country. However, NEMA expressed concern about the DOE’s strategy regarding noncompliant products and recommends that government agencies better utilize available data to protect consumers from illegal imports.
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2016-06-29

DOE Releases New CALiPER Snapshot on LED Downlights

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot report on LED downlights. Among the key findings of the new Snapshot, which is based on DOE's LED Lighting Facts® database:
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2016-06-29

Universal Display Corporation Acquires BASF’s OLED IP Assets

Universal Display Corporation, enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, announced today that through its wholly-owned subsidiary UDC Ireland Limited, it has acquired the OLED Intellectual Property (IP) assets of BASF SE, the world's leading chemical company. Representing 15 years of research and development, the assets include over 500 issued and pending patents around the world, in 86 patent families. Largely consisting of phosphorescent materials and technologies, BASF’s OLED portfolio has an average lifetime of 10 years. The purchase price for the acquisition is approximately EUR 87 million (US $96.26 million).
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2016-06-29

Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting Launches New LED Module Factory in Mexico

In addition to the current operations, Automotive Lighting - Magneti Marelli’s business line devoted to the automotive lighting sector - is integrating in Juárez production site in Mexico, a new assembly operation for LED modules.
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2016-06-28

Delhi to Distribute 9W LED Bulbs at US $1.1

India’s Ujala scheme is to start the distribution of new 9WLED bulbs at INR 75 (US $1.1) to residents and commercial consumers in Delhi, reported Times of India.
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2016-06-28

Disney Research to Shed Lights on LED Bulbs with Communications Link at SECON 2016

Researchers at Disney Research and ETH Zurich have demonstrated that consumer-grade light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs can, with some modifications, do double duty -- both illuminating a room and providing a communications link for devices in that room.
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2016-06-28

GE: Smart LEDs Are Lighting The Way To “Intelligent” Manufacturing

In manufacturing, a minute saved is money earned. Which is why building complex machines like gas turbines can be frustrating.
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2016-06-27

Micro-LED Displays Might Make Way into Apple Watch 3 by Mid 2017 or Later

With OLED gaining traction on the market and rumored to be adopted in upcoming Apple iPhones and MacBook touch panels, it is surprising that the third generation Apple Watch might be switching to another innovative display technology, according to a report from Mac Rumor.
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2016-06-27

California City to Upgrade to LED Streetlights

Clovis, a city located in Fresno County, California in the U.S. will be replacing 7,600 streetlights with LED bulbs in the next few weeks, announced Pacific Gas and Electric last Friday.
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2016-06-27

Concord Intends to Install Glare-Free LED Streetlights

Concord, a city located in New Hampshire, U.S. is planning to install LED streetlights that are more friendly on the eyes of pedestrians, reportedConcord Monitor.
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2016-06-24

Hot Picks of the Week June. 20-24

A lawsuit filed by Nichia against Tachibana Eletech and E&E Japan, which companies imported and/or sold Blue LEDs manufactured by a Taiwanese company, Everlight Electronics, the Tokyo District Court found that the importation/sale of those Blue LEDs by E&E and Tachibana constituted infringement of Nichia's patent. However, Everlight refuted that it respects the court’s judgement as JP3972943 expired on July 6, 2014. Therefore, the infringement will not have negative impact on the company’s products.
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2016-06-24

Elemental LED Selects Focus Electrical Sales as Canadian Distributor

Elemental LED, a leading U.S. based engineering and technology company that manufactures LED lighting solutions announced today a partnership with Focus Electrical Sales Inc. that extends its award winning Diode LED product brand into Canada. Elemental LED and its manufacturing and wholesale division, Diode LED, provides a wide variety of superior quality linear, task, and accent LED lighting solutions for both residential and commercial applications.
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2016-06-23

Foxconn to Push Sharp’s OLED Panels Business Forward

Following Foxconn’s takeover of Sharp, the company will start shipping panels using advanced OLED materials next year, said Foxconn Chairman Terry Guo on Wednesday.
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2016-06-21

LED Technology Monitors Construction Site Safety in Indonesia

A safety monitoring method called On-Site Visualization has been implemented in metro system construction sites in Jakarta, Indonesia as part of a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) project. The technology was developed by Professor AKUTAGAWA Shinichi (Kobe University Graduate School of Engineering).
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2016-06-21

Southern Indian State to Lit with LED Streetlights

Hyderabad, the capital of the southern Indian state of Telangana, is to become the first to have LED street lighting in the city, reported Deccan Chronicle.
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2016-06-20

PepsiCo Partners Local Organizations to Install Solar Lights across Pakistan

In its second year, CSR volunteers from PepsiCo Pakistan launched the 2016 Lighting up Lives campaign in the holy month of Ramazan to strive towards improving communities. PepsiCo Partners with local organizations to install solar lights across Pakistan.
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2016-06-20

Sophisticated Star Wars Themed Pass Case Lights up When You Pass Ticket Gate

Japanese PCB Art manufacturer Denshi Gihan’s glowing transportation pass case has caught everyone’s attention, including Rocket News24. The Osaka-based company’s latest pass case, Star Wars themed, is considered to be one of the must-have items for commuters.
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2016-06-17

American Medical Association Adopts Guidance to Reduce Harmful Effects from Bright LED Streetlights

Strong arguments exist for overhauling the lighting systems on U.S. roadways with light emitting diodes (LED), but conversions to improper LED technology can have adverse consequences. In response, physicians at the Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) today adopted guidance for communities on selecting among LED lighting options to minimize potential harmful human and environmental effects.
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2016-06-17

Samsung Reinvents the Notification LED by Placing Ring Light Around Rear Camera

What GalaxtClub.nl discovered in a leaked user manual is Samsung’s new feature “Smart Glow”, which will probably make its debut on devices like Galaxy J2 soon.
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2016-06-17

UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous A21 LED Lamp with Unauthorized UL Mark

The following is a notification from UL that the LED A21 lamp identified below and manufactured prior to August 23, 2015 bears an unauthorized UL Mark for the United States and Canada and may pose a shock hazard. The LED lamp does not comply with UL safety requirements and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark for the United States or Canada.
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2016-06-15

Western Indian State Distributes 3,000,000 LED Bulbs within 19 Days

Gujarat, a state in Western India, has been distributing LED bulbs at a rapid pace. The state gave out up to 3,000,000 LED bulbs within a blink of 19 days under the Government of India’s UJALA program, reported Times of India.
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2016-06-15

Anonymous Donations to Light up Two Memphis-based Bridges with LEDs

The city of Memphis received US $12 million from anonymous donors to illuminate two bridges with LEDs. The two bridges, Harahan and Hernando de Soto, are few of the most iconic images of the city, said Jim Strickland, Memphis Mayor.
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2016-06-14

Samsung Display to Double OLED Shipments in 1Q16

Samsung Display’s shipments of OLED panels has more than doubled during the past year, since more -global smartphone manufacturers were adopting OLED displays, reported The Korea Herald.
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2016-06-14

Le Jardin De Rabelais Partners Philips Lighting for All-Year-Round Tomato Crop Growth

Philips Lighting, announced a new contract with French premium tomato grower, Le Jardin de Rabelais. In conjunction with horticulture partner, Certhon, Philips Lighting will supply LED horticultural lighting and services to the French grower to help it to increase the yield and taste of its speciality tomato crop for supermarkets in France.
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2016-06-13

Milk Deteriorates Faster Under LED Lights

Got LED light? Display cases and grocery stores increasingly do, and that’s bad news for milk drinkers.
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2016-06-08

Hot Picks of the Week June 8-10

Our research team has released their latest LED package market demand report for May 2016, micro-LEDs displayed by ITRI at Computex 2016. DOE has unveiled its 2016 SSL R&D plan, which highlights LED and OLED technology developments.
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2016-06-08

Flexible LED Filaments Reinvigorated the Vintage Beauty of Lighting

Some analysts predicted that most of the EU countries may soon phase out incandescent light bulbs for general lighting use.
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2016-06-07

LG Electronic to Launch New 4K OLED TV in Taiwan

Senior LG executives spoke about the company’s OLED TV market strategy at a press conference hosted at The Humble Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan earlier Tuesday.
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2016-06-07

LG’s TV Market Strategy in Taiwan

LG showcased its latest 4K OLED TVs to be launched in Taiwan earlier today, but these innovative TVs are not going to be their new major revenue source yet, said senior company executives during a press conference at The Humble Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan earlier Tuesday.
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Toshiba Electronics Europe has introduced a 9-channel output LED driver IC that will save board space and reduce the size of LED modules in a variety of lighting and illumination applications.

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Lumileds, the global leader in light engine technology, today introduced chip on board arrays that use the innovative CrispColor Technology to deliver rich, saturated colors. Part of the extensive LUXEON Stylist Series, this new approach to li... READ MORE