2015-04-14

Taiwanese Automotive Lighting Manufacturers Outlook and Challenges

Top automotive lighting manufacturers gave LEDinside team some insight about the market outlook and challenges at the 31st Taipei International Auto Parts and Accessories Show (Taipei AMPA), which ran from April 8-11, 2015 at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall and TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 Area A in Taiwan.
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2015-04-13

Aircraft Lighting Specialist STG Aerospace Establishes New Branch in China

STG Aerospace, a pioneer in aircraft lighting technologies, is delighted to announce that it has established an official presence in China with the launch of a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE), STG Aerospace (China) Co., Ltd. based in Shanghai. This new initiative is a reflection of the importance of China as a market for STG Aerospace. According to a recent IATA report, the country is expected to overtake the United States as the world’s largest air passenger market by 2030.
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2015-04-08

Deco Lighting and Daintree Networks Deliver Wireless-LED Fixtures for Commercial Lighting

Deco Lighting has joined forces with Daintree Networks, the leader in open networked wireless control and operation solutions for smart buildings, to create a cost-effective, fully-integrated LED Troffer solution with a wireless-enabled LED driver to be used with Deco LED fixtures. 
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2015-04-02

Smart Bulbs in Residential Sector to Reach 2M by 2020, says Strategy Analytics

Philips kicked off the smart bulb market nearly three years ago with its pricey Huebulb, but at this year's CES a horde of new entrants emerged.  The transition from incandescent to more energy efficient bulbs is an opening through which smart bulbs – LED bulbs with wireless radios built in, which can be controlled remotely – are gaining a foothold according to Strategy Analytics' Smart Home Strategies latest report. Belkin, GE and Philips are joined by Awox, Cree, LIFX, Sengled and a host of others are profiled in "Smart Light Bulbs: The Competitive Landscape".
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2015-04-01

Flexfire LED Strip Light Manufacturer Opens New Distribution Center in Tustin, California

Flexfire LEDs, a producer of linear LED lighting products and accessories, announces the opening of a new distribution center at 14761 Franklin Ave, Unit G, Tustin, CA, 92780. The U.S.-based company applauds the opening as an opportunity to expand its global operations, and further solidify its standing as a leading producer and supplier in the global marketplace for signature brand LED strip lighting products and accessories.
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2015-03-30

Abu Dhabi to Upgrade Traffic Signals with LEDs

Traffic signals in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be replaced with LED technology, said the city’s Department of Transport (DoT) recently.
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2015-03-24

C3 Lighting Solutions Develops Digital Classroom Lighting System

C3 Lighting Solutions has developed the first Advanced Digital Classroom Lighting System that can address lighting and acoustics, both necessary for improved learning.  “Imagine the impact on a child’s academic career if they attended a school where the classroom lighting reduced their test errors by 45% and increased their reading speed by 35%” said Rick Farrell, President of C3 Lighting Solutions. 
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2015-03-24

Learning How to Play the Piano with LED Keyboards

Traditional methods of learning to play an instrument can be frustrating for beginners, especially when it comes to memorizing instrument key position and music scores.
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2015-03-19

Orphe Smart Interactive LED Shoes for Dancers and Artists

A Japanese startup company no new folk studio has launched an interactive LED shoe that enables dancers, and artists to design lighting patterns from their unique dance moves.
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2015-03-11

DEKRA Becomes OSRAM Opto Semiconductors First Certified Partner for Testing and Certification Service

DEKRA Testing and Certification (Shanghai) signed the cooperation agreement with ORSAM recently becomming ORSAM's first certified partner for testing and certification in LLFY (LED Light for you) team.
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2015-03-10

Taiwan’s Light Pollution Law Draft to Regulate LED Billboards

Bright colorful LED billboards, and neon lights are deeply integrated in Taiwan’s nightscape. The country’s bustling night life has been a major attraction for foreign tourists, but overtly bright lights at night can also be a health and safety hazard. Some local residents have seen their circadian rhythm disrupted by the bright lights, and it can also impact traffic safety. For years, there was no law available to regulate light pollution, but all this is about to change, according to an Apple Daily report.
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2015-03-05

Eaton Introduces New LED Floodlight

Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of the Lumark Night Falcon™ light-emitting diode (LED) Floodlight Luminaire.
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2015-03-04

NEMA Publishes New Standards for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has recently published two new standards for Roadways and Area Lighting Equipment. The first is ANSI C136.16-2014 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Enclosed, Post Top-mounted Luminaires. This standard is useful to roadway and area lighting manufacturers, municipalities, and utilities; and provides requirements to allow for the interchangeability of enclosed, post top-mounted luminaires.
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2015-02-25

LED Industry’s 2014 Winners and Losers

The LED industry can be a peaceful paradise or a burning inferno. It can be a place where you introduce your beloved so they can prosper, or be turned into a torture device to be used against your worst enemy. Euphoria tightly entwined with bitter misery can be observed in the industry throughout 2014. Some manufacturers have emerged successful at the end of 2014, while others have sadly left the market.
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2015-02-25

LG Electronics Plans to Form OLED TV Partnerships with Chinese and Japanese Firms

LG Electronics has recently announced plans of partnering up with Chinese and Japanese companies to make OLED display TVs more mainstream, according to a Reuters report.
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2015-02-25

Crompton Lamps Recalls LED Dimmable GLS Opal Light Bulbs

Crompton Lamps Ltd Recalls LED Dimmable GLS Opal 14W Warm White ES-E27 due to shock risk.
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2015-02-25

GE Japan Provides LED Lighting Solutions to “Future Disaster-Proof” Sekisui House Factory

GE Japan (Headquarters: Minato Ward, Tokyo; President: Akihiko Kumagai) today announces the installment of its high capacity energy storage system, gas engine for cogeneration, and LED lighting equipment for the “Future Disaster-Proof Factory Plan,” a project that is being undertaken by Sekisui House’s Tohoku Factory.
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2015-02-25

ONCE Files 100th Patent Application for Specialized Lighting in Agriculture

ONCE Files 100th Patent Application for Specialized Lighting in Agriculture and retains Vinson & Elkins LLP as Intellectual Property Counsel Concerning Sale, License, and Enforcement of the General Illumination Portfolio. The application, “Photonic Engine System for Actuating the Photosynthetic Electron Transport Chain”, adds to a diverse set of intellectual property assets across multiple lighting segments, including agriculture, horticulture and the general lighting market.
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2015-02-24

LED Market Trends in the Year of the Goat

A China Times report has highlighted five major LED market trends in 2015:
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2015-02-24

Japanese LED Traffic Lights Just Too Cool for Snow

Low heat emission is usually a good feature of LEDs, but it can be an issue in snowy regions.
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2015-02-24

Azuri Brings Solar Technology and LEDs to Rural African Market

PayGo solar expert Azuri Technologies has introduced a new generation of LED lamps designed specifically for African off-grid rural markets. The new lamps feature in Azuri’s fully digital Quad solar home system, to be released in March.
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2015-02-16

Unity Opto Aims to Ship 60 M Bulbs in 2015

Unity Opto aims to ship 60 million bulbs by 2015, nearly doubled growth compared to 2014, according to a China Times report. 
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2015-02-16

AOT Projects Soaring UV LED Growth in 2015

Taiwanese LED manufacturer AOT projected significant growth in the UV LED market after recently announcing last month’s revenues, according to a Chinese-media LaoYaoBao report.
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2015-02-16

DOE Publishes Long-Term Testing Investigation of Retail Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released another special report on LED lamps that are available through the retail marketplace and targeted toward general consumers. CALiPER Retail Lamps Study 3.2 focuses on lumen depreciation and color shift in a subset of 15 LED A lamps from CALiPER Retail Lamps Study 3. The lamps were monitored in an automated long-term test apparatus for more than 7,500 hours.
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2015-02-16

Mumbai Street Left with Dark Spots after LED Upgrade

Energy efficient LED streetlights are often brighter than traditional luminaires, but poorly planned installations can create unintended dark corners.
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2015-02-13

India LED Market to Grow 30% in the Next 5 Years

India’s LED lighting market is currently at a nascent stage. Though the LED market is already growing at a robust pace over the last 2-3 years, the country offers huge growth potential, especially over the next 5-10 years. Increasing adoption of LED lighting is being witnessed across commercial and residential sectors, government projects, upcoming smart building projects, etc. According to a recently published report by TechSci Research “India LED Lighting Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, the country’s LED lighting market is projected to register a growth of over 32% during 2015-20.
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2015-02-13

LIA Secures US$ 2M Funding from UK Regional Growth Fund (Round 6)

The UK’s Lighting Industry received a huge boost this week as the Lighting Industry Association received a share of GBP 1.3 million (US $2 million) from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund to further develop its laboratory services (LIA Laboratories) and new Lighting Training Academy.
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2015-02-13

Cree Adds Intelligent Color to SmartCast Technology

Industry-Leading CR Series Troffer with SmartCast Technology Now Features Field Adjustable CCT, Delivering Customized and Dynamic Lighting Solutions
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2015-02-12

DOE Publishes CALiPER Report on Lumen and Chromaticity Maintenance of LED PAR38 Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released Report 20.4, which is part of a series of investigations on LED PAR38 lamps. Report 20.4 focuses on lumen maintenance, chromaticity maintenance, and catastrophic failure in 32 of the Series 20 LED PAR38 lamps and eight benchmark lamps, which were monitored for nearly 14,000 hours at ambient temperatures between 44°C and 45°C. Among the findings:
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2015-02-11

TILS 2015: About LED Manufacturer FORLETE

FORLETE photoelectric technology co., LTD is a LED and optical materials. Started with cooling materials research and development and manufacturing and import LED eye optics. High expanding various series of material of the LED light that shield an eye products of technology. The development and design, and to produce the LED fluorescent lamp, the desk lamp that shield an eye, High W lamp tube light, mining lamp and mining plants for business major Standard. 
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MaxLite adds to its portfolio of architectural-grade linear fixtures with the L-FORM™, a slender LED luminaire designed to deliver continuous runs of high-quality illumination in narrow suspended or surface mounted interior applications.... READ MORE

Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed the industry’s smallest*1 semiconductor device, the “PhotoMOS”[1] CC type series, which achieves low consumption current and contributes to equipment downsizing. The... READ MORE