2015-08-12

Finding New LED Lighting Business Opportunities in Thailand at Upcoming EcoLight Tech Asia 2015

Soaring LED lighting penetration rates, followed by the maturation of LED lighting technology. Although, market demands have soared, LED lighting demand growth in mature markets have eased, due to intense pricing competitions. As a result, LED manufacturers are turning their focus to emerging markets including the establishment of ASEAN Economic Community in Southeast Asia later this year, and China’s recent One Belt, One Road policies have driven large scale infrastructure investments. This has placed LED lighting market demands under the market lime light.
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2015-08-12

New British Army SCOUT SV Armored Vehicle Equipped with Oxley LED Lights

The new SCOUT SV armoured fighting vehicle developed for the British Army by General Dynamics UK will be equipped with high-performance LED lights designed by Oxley Group, with advanced protection against electromagnetic interference.
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2015-08-12

U.S. Grower Accelerates Rooting of Plants with Philips LED Grow Lights

Bordine’s is the largest family-owned grower and retail garden center operation in Michigan. The original Bordine’s location, which opened in 1939 in Rochester Hills, is one of the nation’s busiest garden centers. In the company’s 75-year history, Bordine’s has expanded to four locations including the 100-acre Bordine’s Farm in Grand Blanc, which was purchased in 1999.
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2015-08-12

Oregon's City Signs Energy Savings Performance Contract with Ameresco

Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today that it was selected by the City of St. Helens for an energy savings performance contract (ESPC). Ameresco will audit, design, and implement the project, and assist with securing the financing. The project includes upgrading 915 high pressure sodium (HPS) street light fixtures to LED technology, in addition to identifying other efficiency, utility maintenance and infrastructure improvements.
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2015-08-11

Main Chinese Players in the Flash LED Market

As flash LEDs became a standard spec in smartphones instead of a market gimmick to sell phones, many LED manufacturers are vying after this potential market.
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2015-08-11

Art Museums Turning to LEDs to Preserve Masterpieces

Museums around the world are swapping conventional lights in favor of LEDs to protect famous paintings from being damaged by light exposure, according to a Wired report.
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2015-08-11

Indian Startup Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Fund 3D LED Lights

An India startup company headed by Rohan Desle has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund optical illusion LED bulbs, LUMINOsquare.
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2015-08-10

Auckland Rolls Out Massive LED Streetlight Upgrade

Auckland Transport has begun New Zealand’s most ambitious LED replacement program. It is replacing 44,000 high pressure sodium (golden yellow light) street lights with energy efficient LED luminaires. Auckland Transport owns more than 100,000 street lights, approximately one third of the country’s total lighting stock.
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2015-08-10

OLED Applications from Outer Space Down to Earth

Jay Kim, Head of Marketing and Business Development Head of Marketing and Business Development at Business Center OLED, Philips’ OLED lighting division shares in this blog entry how OLEDs are making their ways into outer space and everyday lighting applications. 
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2015-08-10

Astronauts Sample Taste LED Grown Veggies in Space

Fresh food grown in the microgravity environment of space officially is on the menu for the first time for NASA astronauts on the International Space Station. Expedition 44 crew members, including NASA's one-year astronaut Scott Kelly, are ready to sample the fruits of their labor after harvesting a crop of "Outredgeous" red romaine lettuce Monday, Aug. 10, from the Veggie plant growth system on the nation’s orbiting laboratory.
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2015-08-10

U.S. Navy Upgrades Lighting with T-LED Fixtures

Navy installations are replacing outdated fluorescent bulbs with tubular LED lamps (T-LED) as part of its commitment to energy efficiency across the shore enterprise. T-LED lighting is being installed in Navy installations around the world, including administrative buildings, athletic facilities, street lights, and parking garages as a means to save money, while contributing to the Navy's energy efficiency efforts.
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2015-08-06

DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on University of Maryland’s Art Center’s LED Wall Washer Retrofit

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a report on a GATEWAY demonstration, in which maintenance and energy costs were significantly reduced while retaining the quality of light when LED modules replaced 87 halogen lamps in existing wall washers at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The project began with mockups in the spring of 2014, with final installation completed in March 2015. The primary goals were to maintain the visual appearance of the space while reducing maintenance costs, with energy savings considered an additional benefit.
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2015-08-04

ASU Researchers Demonstrate White Lasers that Could Potentially Replace LEDs

While lasers were invented in 1960 and are commonly used in many applications, one characteristic of the technology has proven unattainable. No one has been able to create a laser that beams white light.
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2015-08-04

UC Berkley Bioengineers Use LED Lights to Speed up DNA Replication

New technology developed by UC Berkeley bioengineers promises to make a workhorse lab tool cheaper, more portable and many times faster by accelerating the heating and cooling of genetic samples with the switch of a light.
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2015-08-03

India Rolls Out Energy Efficiency Label for LEDs

India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is implementing energy efficient labels similar to U.S. ENERGY STAR labels, according to a report from The New Indian Express.
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2015-08-03

Vivid Lock Keeps You Safe on the Road and Helps Secure Your Bike

Vivid Bike Lock is a wearable LED strip that lets bikers to be seen by other road occupants and also functions as lock that secure bicycle when needed.
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2015-07-31

Hot Picks of the Week July 27-31

This week Philips and Osram both announced their revenues for 2Q15. While both companies reported growth in the LED segment (Philips 21%, Osram , traditional lighting businesses have declined for both companies (Philips declined 16%, . Philips financial report also reflects a more pessimistic global economic outlook, with sales in China dropping. LED industry market trends are transforming from price wars to patent wars, according to Chinese media Money Weekly analyses. Among important industry acquistions, LED display manufacturer Ledman is spending EUR 25 million to acquire global leading sports media company Infront Sports and Media.
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2015-07-31

Lunera: Lightbulb Turf Wars (Part 1)

LED lamps (lightbulbs) are proving to be a disruptive catalyst creating a very different dynamic in the long established lamp distribution channel. While the transition to LED technology in the light fixtures for new construction and/or building renovation is being smoothly managed by the established eco-system of independent specification agents and established electrical distributors, the impact on the existing sales and distribution channels and their respective supporting processes is being felt.
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2015-07-31

NASA and LVX Systems Team up to Introduce Li-Fi into Space

NASA at the Kennedy Space Center has entered into a partnership with Light Visually Transceiving (LVX) System Corp. to collaborate in developing a potentially ground-breaking technology in electronic communications. Similar to high-speed communication known as Wi-Fi, visible light communication, or VLC, is a wireless method using light-emitting diodes referred to as Li-Fi.
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2015-07-31

AFC Bournemouth to Partner with Musco LED Lighting for Vitality Stadium Project

AFC Bournemouth has chosen Musco Lighting as its partner to install new floodlights using an LED light source at Vitality Stadium for its debut season in the Barclays Premier League.AFC Bournemouth recently earned a promotion to the top flight for the first time in the club’s history and wanted to ensure a premiere entertainment experience at Vitality Stadium for its supporters.
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2015-07-31

Lumos Smart LED Helmets Improves Bikers Visibility on the Road

Bikers wearing Lumos Helmets can turn on the road without having to memorize hand signs, and avoid potentially being hit by confused motorists.
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2015-07-30

Compulsory Electronics Registration in India to Push up LED Bulb Sales

The Indian governments promotion of “Made in India” LED bulbs, and the introduction of mandatory registration of electronic products in August 2015 will spur LED bulb sales, said Philips Lighting Solutions South Asia, CEO, Harsh Chitale.
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2015-07-30

Audi to Showcase the latest OLED Tail Light at the IAA in Frankfurt

Audi is presenting its next step in automotive lighting technology at the IAA in Frankfurt. The new Matrix OLED lights enable a previously unattainable level of lighting homogeneity, opening up further creative opportunities for design.
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2015-07-29

Emerging Markets Become China’s Lighting Products New Export Destinations

Moderate economic growth in 2015 has become the “new norm” for the stabilizing Chinese economy. With the Chinese government introducing industry restructures, explosive economic growth has become history. Gone are the good days for businesses, lighting manufacturers orders have plummeted, but costs are rising. The impact from e-commerce has misled some manufacturers, and the market has briefly become a “besieged fortress.” Some manufacturers are hanging on, while others are seeking alternative options to leave the industry, or quietly withdraw from the market, according to Guzhen Lighting Weekly.
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2015-07-29

Chinese Scientists Develop Color Tunable Single Graphene-based LEDs

A research team from Beijing Tsing Hua University has made a groundbreaking graphene LED that is capable of color tuning to most colors under the visible spectrum, according to a Phys.org report.
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2015-07-29

Lighting Science Group Chosen for Pakistan's First Smart City

Lighting Science Group (LSG), a global leader in superior lighting solutions that are environmentally-responsible and energy-efficient, has been chosen as a founding partner in the $200 million plan that will make Pakistan's largest urban area the country’s first “Smart City".
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2015-07-28

Apple’s Micro-LED Display Could Replace OLED Screens in Wearable Devices

A display expert believes micro-LED displays, such as those made by Apple’s newly acquired low-power display maker LuxVue could become a game changer in the display market, according to a report by Apple Insider.
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2015-07-27

Sapphire Screens Usage in iPhone 6S Unconfirmed

French technology media nowhereelse.com latest leaked photos of the iPhone 6S suggest the design will be similar to existing iPhone 6.
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2015-07-27

Nichia Enforces Another Granted YAG Patent Against Everlight in Germany

A further new white LED patent which covers, among others, YAG phosphors has been granted by the European Patent Office in favor of Nichia Corporation ("Nichia"), namely EP 2 276 080.
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2015-07-27

Smart LEDs Safeguard Life and Property

The growing influence of the Industrial Internet (which connects the physical and digital worlds) is leading to designs that combine LED with wireless sensors and data-transmitting technology. When used in a ‘smart city’ environment, this kind of infrastructure is capable of far more than just lighting, providing real safety benefits for citizens. Examples of successful use of LED for safety purposes have been already implemented in cities such as Bauru in Brazil and La Garrotxa in Spain.
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Today Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, introduces the easiest smartest way to get flawless dimmable light at home. The Philips Hue wireless dimming kit is a no installation, straight out of the box solution for perfectly dimmable ... READ MORE

The new SFH 7060 sensor from Osram Opto Semiconductors is designed to measure pulse rates and the oxygen saturation level of blood. It offers excellent signal quality and low energy consumption. The main applications for this component include... READ MORE