2015-06-09

Abby Wambach Kicks Off Cree’s Soccer Lighting Campaign

Abby Wambach, the captain of the World Cup’s U.S. Women's Soccer Team, enters a dark stadium with a poorly incandescent lit soccer goal. She proceeds to decimate the ugly row of lights suspending from the top of the soccer goal by making perfectly aimed scores, and eventually switches on the newly installed LED lights with a remote control.
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2015-06-04

Zhaga Consortium Publishes Book 9 Specification

The Zhaga Consortium, a global lighting-industry consortium that is standardizing LED light engines and associated components, has published Book 9 as its latest interface specification.
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2015-06-03

Fujifilm and imec Demonstrate Full-color OLED with Photoresist Technology for Organic Semiconductors

FUJIFILM Corporation (Fujifilm) and nano-electronics research institute, imec, have demonstrated full-color OLED by using their jointly-developed photoresist technology for organic semiconductors, a technology that enables submicron patterning. This breakthrough result paves the way to producing high-resolution and large organic Electroluminescent(EL) displays and establishing cost-competitive manufacturing methods.
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2015-06-03

Eulitha Delivers PHABLE Photolithography System to MESA+ NanoLab

EULITHA, a Swiss startup company offering innovative lithography equipment and services for the nanotechnology, photonics and optoelectronic markets announced today the delivery of its unique PhableR 100 photolithography tool to the MESA + NanoLab of the University of Twente in the Netherlands. The system incorporating Eulitha’s proprietary Displacement Talbot Lithography technology will enable researchers of this interdisciplinary research institute to perform high resolution lithography on different substrates without the severely limiting requirements such as flatness or conductivity one faces with previously available technologies.
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2015-06-03

Zaniboni Outdoor LED Lights Certified by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Zaniboni Lighting is proud to announce that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has certified 6 of our LED lights for shore use, protecting sea turtles.
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2015-05-29

Egypt State-Owned Company Starts LED Bulb Production

Egypt’s state-owned company Neeasae  has set up a new plant to manufacture LED bulbs, reported the country’s state news agency MENA.
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2015-05-29

Changelight Purchases Multiple Veeco EPIK 700 MOCVD Systems to Expand Production

Veeco Instruments announced today that Xiamen Changelight (Changelight) has purchased multiple TurboDisc® EPIK™ 700 Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems for faster production and greater yield of high-quality LED for general lighting applications.
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2015-05-28

Seoul Semiconductor Eyes Larger Global Automotive LED Market Share as Products Pass GM Tests

Seoul Semiconductor, a leader in LED technology, announced that it will increase the global automotive LED market share by strengthening its high efficient and high reliable LED product line-up for the automotive application on May 28, 2015.
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2015-05-28

ON World Survey Finds 20% U.S. Consumers Plan to Buy Smart LED Light Bulbs by 2017

ON World’s recently completed survey with 1,000+ U.S. online adult consumers found that smart lighting is the most popular home automation product area with 1 in 5 likely to purchase a smart LED light bulb within the next two years.
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2015-05-27

Carrefour in France Installs Philips LED-based Indoor Positioning System

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, announces today the world’s first major install of its connected lighting system with LED-based indoor positioning for Carrefour, the leading retailer in Europe and the third-largest in the world. The newly refurbished Carrefour hypermarket in Lille, France has replaced its previous fluorescent lighting with 2.5 kilometers of energy efficient Philips LED lighting that uses light to transmit a location signal to a shopper’s smartphone, triggering an app to provide location-based services.
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2015-05-25

Hot Picks of the Week May 18-22

LEDinside was covering one of the largest LED tradeshows in Southeast Asia, LED Expo Thailand 2015 last week, and there will be more upcoming articles on the show and market trends this week.
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2015-05-15

Producing Tomorrow's Vegetables with Urban Farming and Modern LED Lighting

When Chris Bajuk, founder and CEO of the urban farming company "Urban Harvest" enters the production halls of his vegetable crop business in the mornings, he sees hundreds of square meters of sprightly growing lettuce heads. What's special: Bajuk isn't standing in giant greenhouses set in a rural atmosphere, but in the center of the million-strong U.S. metropolis of Seattle.
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2015-05-15

Apple HomeKit Products to Be Released Next Month

Apple recently announced it will be launching Apple HomeKit devices next month, denying a previous Fortune report that pushed back the release date to fall, according to several tech and business media reports.
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2015-05-14

GE's and Qualcomm's Smart Indoor Lighting Position System Explained

Shopping in a big department store can quickly devolve from a simple errand to an odyssey filled with frustration. What section do they put the bath towels in again? Is there a route to take that avoids the chemical attack of the perfume aisle on the way to kitchenware? Where do they put the on-sale jackets?
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2015-05-13

Sony Introduces New Bluetooth Speaker LED Bulb

Sony is expanding its Life Space UX product series this month in Japan with the launch of a new Bluetooth speaker LED bulb.
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2015-05-13

Opel Astra to Be Equipped with Smart LED Matrix Light in 2016

The intelligent lighting system of the future will make its premiere in the new Opel Astra generation at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (September 17 to 27, 2015). With the new Astra, the ground-breaking full-LED matrix light IntelliLux that enables driving with glare-free high beams will be available in the compact class for the first time, making top-of-the-range lighting technology accessible to the largest audience ever. After having introduced bi-xenon adaptive lighting in the current generation Astra, Opel again takes on a pioneering role in lighting technology with its next compact bestseller.
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2015-05-12

Dialight LED Conveyor Light Offers Zero-Maintenance for Mining Sites

Dialight announced the launch of it’s next-generation DuroSite® LED Conveyor Light. The fitting is designed specifically to eliminate lighting maintenance in the harsh environment of mining applications, where maintenance of thousands of light fittings installed on kilometers (km) of conveyors and walkways across vast sites is an expensive and ongoing burden. 
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2015-05-11

Indian City Noida Plans to Upgrade LED Streetlights

The Noida Authority in the National Capital Region plans to upgrade streetlights with energy efficient LED bulbs to cut down electricity and maintenance costs, reported The Times of India.
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2015-05-08

LED Rear Bike Lights That Takes Balls to Install

To make bikers more visible on streets during night time, two Canadian designers have come up with a creative LED rear bike light design that literally requires bikers with “some balls” to mount on a bike seat.
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2015-05-07

MechaTronix Launches 20mm LED Heat Sink

With the current lumen boost of many tier 1 LED manufacturers, the demand raised exponentially for ultra-low profile LED coolers for use in height restricted down light applications.
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2015-05-06

Smart Lighting Market is Expected to Reach US $56.62B by 2020

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Smart Lighting Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020,” global smart lightning market was valued at US$  21 billion in 2013, growing at a CAGR of 15.9% from 2014 to 2020 to account for US$  56.62 billion in 2020.
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2015-05-06

MLS to Launch Premium LED Lighting Brand ‘FOREST LED’ at India LED Expo

Providing a distinct aesthetic advantage, LEDs are allowing designers to reinvent lamps and light itself in ways that once seemed impossible. The innumerable benefits of LED lights in terms of energy-efficiency, environment-friendliness, cost-saving, zero UV emissions and design flexibility opens new opportunities for architects & interior designers, urban, town and smart city planners, project management consultants, building contractors and Lighting engineers. The technological potential of LEDs is only beginning to be realized and with the right blend can provide designers and town planners the flexibility to adjust and adapt the ambiance of indoor, outdoor, commercial and residential spaces with minimal energy consumption.
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2015-05-04

Regulations Slowdown U.S. Automotive Lighting Development

Europe and Asia have been driving advanced automotive LED lighting developments, while the technology has been slow to pick up in the U.S., due to more stringent legal requirements, reported New York Times.
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2015-05-04

Hands on Review of Acuity Brand's Chalina OLED Luminaire

Towards the end of 2014, Home Depot started to offer several Acuity Brands OLED luminaries, with prices starting at US $199. This was exciting - as these are the cheapest OLED lamps ever, and it is the first time OLEDs are offered at a major retail channel.
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2015-04-30

World Fair 2015: Milan Becomes First Italian Metropolis with LED Light

On the occasion of the forthcoming World Fair, Milan has taken the decision to become the first major Italian city to upgrade its road lighting to LED technology. The majority of over 140,000 luminaires were produced by the Italian luminaire manufacturer AEC Illuminazione and are equipped with the modern Optotronic 3DIM light management system from Osram. The new installation consumes less than half the power of the previous solution. “We're proud to accompany the city of Milan on its path towards an energy-efficient future with our pioneering technologies,” said a highly pleased Geert van der Meer, CEO of the LED Lamps & Systems business unit at Osram.
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2015-04-29

Lumileds To Establish LED Automotive Bulb Production Line in China

China’s “One Belt, One Road” policies spurred Lumileds to construct a new LED autmotive bulb production line, reported National Business Daily.
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2015-04-28

GE Lighting to Illuminate the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

GE announced today that in partnership with Iwasaki Electric Co. Ltd, the two companies will provide a stronger Lighting product portfolio to address the needs of the Organizing Committee in conjunction with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 
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2015-04-27

Jury Findings Impact on Everlight and Nichia Lawsuit

The judge’s final verdict will probably be based on Michigan Federal jury findings that two Nichia patents were invalid in the case against Everlight, said former Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) researcher Jerry Yu.
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2015-04-21

AUO to Make 4-inch iPhone 7 Displays, Sapphire Screens Ruled Out by LEDinside

Taiwanese display manufacturer AUO has become Apple’s smartphone screen supplier for the upcoming iPhone 7c, reported UDN.
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2015-04-21

University of Cambridge Selects Veeco MOCVD System for LED Development

Veeco Instruments announced today that the University of Cambridge, one of the most highly regarded research universities in the world, has ordered thePropel™ Power Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System for GaN-on-silicon (Si) power electronics and light emitting diode (LED) research and development.
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Litecool (http://www.litecool.co.uk), has produced LED packages using a new dielectric material that has a thermal conductivity of 1000 W/mK – 3 times higher than copper and 30 times better than a... READ MORE

Citizen Electronics Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture. President: Yoshihiro Gohta) has developed the CL-426 Series that is the world’s thinnest side-lighting type multi-color LED with a reflector.  Shipm... READ MORE