2014-09-11

CEA-Leti and LUCIOM Focusing on Bidirectional Transceivers for LiFi Applications

CEA-Leti and LUCIOM, which develops visible-light communication using light-emitting diodes (LEDs), have launched a project to develop high-data-rate LiFi transceivers. With this technology, LUCIOMexpects to offer in mid-2015 one of the first high-data-rate bidirectional light-fidelity, or LiFi, products that can work with different LED lighting sources, and on mobile devices.
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2014-09-10

Innovative Apple Watch Unveiled at Special Event

After finishing the grand introduction to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at the Special Event in Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, U.S., Apple CEO Tim Cook created a new climax with Steve Jobs classical statement “One more thing…” prior to unveiling the long anticipated wearable smartwatch device “Apple Watch”.
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2014-09-10

Sapphire Cover Glass Fails to Appear on Apple iPhone 6 Models

Apple’s iPhone 6 is finally here. The company’s CEO Tim Cook unveiled the phones at Apple’s Special Event which took place during the twilight hours in Taiwan on Sept. 10, 2014 (Taipei time). Some of the rumors about the iPhone 6 specs proved true, such as the phones coming in two different sizes. The smaller 4.7-inch phone has been coined iPhone 6 by the Cupertino company, while the larger 5.5-inch has been named the iPhone 6 Plus.
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2014-09-09

Government Policies Spur Thai Lighting Market Growth

Thailand’s LED lighting market demands have increased since the government heavily promoted energy efficient lighting, while LED luminaire prices have dropped, according to a report by Economic Daily News.
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2014-09-09

Colorado Experiments with LED Tunnel Light

The Colorado Department of Transportation is testing new in-pavement LED lighting, according to a report by Community Radio for Northern Colorado.
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2014-09-05

Ritsumeikan University Prevents Sneaky Recordings with LED Lighting System

A research team from Ritsumeikan University in Japan has developed a LED lighting system that can prevent unauthorized video recordings via mobile devices in public spaces.
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2014-09-04

Biel Crystal Emerges as Apple and Samsung’s Largest Screen Supplier

Chinese sapphire substrate manufacturer Biel Crystal, which has long kept a low profile, recently responded to market rumors about Lens Technology being a major smartphone screen supplier for Apple and Samsung, according to a Shenzhen Commercial report.
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2014-09-04

Blue-violet LED Skin Treatment for Drug Resilient Bacteria

A research team from Osaka City University in Japan have succeeded in treating skin ulcers caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria using 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) and LED lights, according to a Nikkei Technology report.
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2014-09-01

AmbiLED for Computer Monitors Gains Support on Kickstarter

Past Kickstarter ambient lighting projects were mainly focused on bringing colorful LED lights to TVs, and making home entertainment an immersive experience. Recently, a UK team has gotten even more personal by bringing DIY ambient lighting systems to the computer screen.
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2014-09-01

Valoya Launches New L-Series LED Tube Light

Valoya announces a 900mm LED tube light to complement its L-series product family for controlled environments. The product range now comprises tubes for 900mm, 1200mm and 1500mm installations with 600mm to follow later this fall.
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2014-08-28

ITRI Showcases Interactive and Wearable Display Technologies at Touch Taiwan 2014

With the rise of the wearable smart devices, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) showcases many futuristic, wearable devices with interactive touch control functions at Touch Taiwan 2014 with the theme of "Smart Living, Keep in Touch". Such devices include a wearable and foldable AMOLED wrist band with interactive touch control and display functions.
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2014-08-28

Osram Laser and LED Light Module Recognized with Prestigious R&D 100 Award

North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA has been recognized with a prestigious R&D 100 Award for the new OSRAM ITOS® PHASER® 3000, the industry’s first laser and LED-based white light module for microscopy, endoscopy and surgical head lamps that delivers the same brightness as 300W Xenon lamps with significantly higher efficacy and lamp life.
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2014-08-28

Ledionopto Launches LED Lighting for Food Retailers

Ledionopto,a commercial lighting brand in Taiwan. The extensive marketing and development experience makes Ledionopto expanding the brand awareness in the commercial lighting market. The product line not only contain the illumination in shopping arcade, restaurant, and residential, also, it cross-cutting in special color-appearing lighting market this year. The new products which include “Ruby” Light, for fresh meat lighting application, bakery lighting” Aroma”, and “Snowhite” which can contract the color of white clothes and dressing.
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2014-08-27

Cree Recalls LED Light Fixtures Due to Laceration Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall alert for Cree CXB Series LED high-bay indoor light fixtures over reported cases of broken glass lenses. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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2014-08-26

Huawei Ascend P7 Follows iPhone 6 Sapphire Glass Cover Design

Earlier this month, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei’s Chief Executive Officer Chengdong Yu showed a brand new sapphire glass cover smartphone during a press conference, according to a Chinese-language TechWeb report.
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2014-08-26

India to Overhaul All Existing Streetlights to LEDs

India’s Union ministry of urban development has requested the country’s state governments to fully replace to LED streetlights, an India Times report cited ELCOMA India saying.
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2014-08-26

Feeding the World with LEDs?

Jan Willem Vogel, who is responsible for global business development and marketing at NXP, delves into LED grow light applications in this latest blog entry.
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2014-08-26

Saving Marine Life with LED Fishing Nets

Bycatching, defined in the fishing industry of accidentally catching unwanted fish and marine species are a threat to the marine ecosystem and endangered marine species.
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2014-08-25

Xiaomi Copies Apple’s Launch of Limited Sapphire Glass Edition Phones

In the Western hemisphere, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has earned a reputation of being an Apple wannabe. Whether it is in the phone’s exterior design or operation system interface, Xiaomi tends to mimic Apple’s every detail (TechCrunch even made a graphic comparison last week to deliver the point), so it probably is not too surprising that it now wants sapphire glass for its premium smartphones too.
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2014-08-25

Who Needs Screen Displays with Ritot's LED Smart Watch?

Wearable devices are still in its early phases, where manufacturers can be creative in design. Ritot, a Ukraine-based startup has abandoned screen designs, who needs a LED or OLED screen displays if all the information you need can be projected onto your wrist?
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2014-08-25

[Update] Kobe Bryant Promotes LED Basketball Court During Summer Tour with Nike

LEDinside posted a short piece about the breathtaking LED basketball court Kobe Bryant used to coach young Chinese players during his summer tour with Nike, more details about the high-tech basketball court were revealed recently by the sport attire giant and Gizmodo.
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2014-08-21

VLC Systems Could Make Cars Smarter and Roads Safer

Applications for Visible Light Communication (VLC) systems are now extending into the realm of advanced automobile systems, according to several technology reports.
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2014-08-21

Princeton University Cuts Carbon Emission with LED Upgrade

Princeton University is making campus lighting more sustainable and efficient one fixture at a time. Through the Lighting Efficiency Upgrade Program, the University will convert more than 100,000 fixtures to light-emitting diode (LED) technology in buildings across campus. The improvements will significantly reduce carbon emissions, promote cost savings and limit waste.
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2014-08-19

New Zealand City to Install Smart Streetlights

New Zealand’s Wellington City Council is planning to retrofit 18,000 streetlights with smart LED streetlights, according to a recent report by Radio New Zealand News.
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2014-08-18

Elemoon’s Smart LED Bracelets for the Fashion Conscious

Wearable smart LED devices are often known to be rather bulky and downright ugly. To make up for this market gap for fashionable wearable devices, Elemoon has followed in the footsteps of Memi in creating a smart bracelet to attract female consumers.
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2014-08-15

Justin Timberlake 20/20 Concert Lit Up with Philips Lighting

Live music lighting designer Nick Whitehouse is currently out on the road for a year long tour with pop superstar Justin Timberlake, and he has chosen to specify Philips Vari-Lite VL3000 Spot, VL3015 Spot and VL3500 Wash luminaires as the backbone of his stylish and dynamic design.
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2014-08-14

Bikini Berlin Concept Mall Bathed in Light from over 1000 Elation LED Luminaires

Not to be mistaken for a swimwear company, Bikini Berlin is a culturally protected Grade II listed building in the German capital, whose recent revitalization included the installation of over 1000 energy-efficient LED luminaires from Elation Professional.
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2014-08-13

Nokia 130 and 130 Dual Sim Phones Launched with Built-in LED Flash Light

Nokia announced the  launch of two feature phone mdels to come with built-in LED flash lights.
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2014-08-12

GE Lighting Adds Luster to China 2014 Youth Olympic Games with Energy-Efficient Flood Lights

GE Lighting has consolidated its leading position in stadium lighting in China with the partnership for latest big sports event,  which encompass all 28 sports on the Olympic program, will be held from August 16 to 28. The success, banking on high-quality lighting and energy efficient solutions catering for local market, honed GE Lighting’s image as a frontrunner in serving the country’s big-namelighting projects.
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2014-08-08

Philips Finds Potential Li-Fi Applications in New Museum Survey

Landmark pilot for connected lighting mobile apps in Dutch museum could provide template for museums, hospitals and supermarkets of the future
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Today Philips Lumileds launches its proprietary CrispWhite Technology, yet another quality of light breakthrough in its portfolio, making whites appear vivid and bright while colors appear saturated. LUXEON CoB arrays with CrispWhite Technolog... READ MORE

For the first time there is a compact laser multi-chip package. Osram Opto Semiconductors can pack up to 20 blue laser chips in the new PLPM4 450 module. Instead of taking the laborious approach and constructing a light source from individual ... READ MORE