2015-12-18

Calibre Brings Retro Arcade Gaming to Large LED Screens at ISE 2016

For the very first time at ISE, Calibre will move their tradeshow booth to hall 11 of the Amsterdam RAI.
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2015-12-17

Philips Hue Reverts Software Update to Include Third-Party Bulbs

“We recently upgraded the software for Philips Hue to ensure the best seamless connected lighting experience for our customers. This change was made in good faith. However, we under estimated the impact this would have on a small number of customers who use lights from other brands which could not be controlled by the Philips Hue software. In view of the sentiment expressed by our customers, we have decided to reverse the software upgrade so that lights from other brands continue to work as they did before with the Philips Hue system.
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2015-12-16

Orion Energy Systems Granted New LED Troffer Retrofit Light Fixture Systems U.S. Patent

Orion Energy Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance, energy-efficient retrofit lighting platforms, today announced that it was granted a new patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Pat. No. 9,206,948) directed to design improvements and technical advancements in the hanging methods and door assemblies of troffer light fixture retrofit systems.
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2015-12-14

RVLT Supplies LED Lighting Solutions for Private Medical Facility in Argentina

Revolution Lighting Technologies, a leader in advanced LED lighting technology solutions, today announced that its distributor Brightness LLC has provided more than 3,500 RVLT LED Thin Panel and Vapor Tight fixtures for installation at Galeno Group's newest medical facility, Trinidad Ramos Mejia Hospital, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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2015-12-11

Seoul Viosys UV LEDs Zaps Hepatitis C Viruses in Korea

On December 10th, SEOUL VIOSYS (President Jaejo Kim,www.seoulviosys.com ), a global leading company in UV LED solutions, announced that they provided the Violeds, a space station cleaning technology, to Professor Soon-Bong Hwang, Korea’s leading expert in Hepatitis C research, and his research team (National Research Laboratory for Hepatitis C virus (NRL)) at Ilsong Institute of Life Sciences of Hallym University and the research team found that 99.9% of Hepatitis C virus was eliminated after a 5 minute-long exposure to the UV LED package with the application of the Violeds technology from the results of experiments that measured the effect of sterilization of Hepatitis C virus.
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2015-12-11

Researchers Find New Nanastructure Design to Improve LEDs and Solar Cell Efficiency

Light and electricity dance a complicated tango in devices like LEDs, solar cells and sensors. A new anti-reflection coating developed by engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, lets light through without hampering the flow of electricity, a step that could increase efficiency in such devices.
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2015-12-11

Philips and Xiaomi Collaborate on Smart LED Desklamps

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, together with Xiaomi, an internet-driven smartphone company, launches Philips EyeCare connected desk lamp - designed to deliver optimal eye comfort as you read or work¹. By collecting ‘light signals’ through the Xiaomi smartphone, Philips EyeCare connected desk lamp is able to automatically adjust the high quality connected light from Philips, ensuring your eyes have the right light for the task at hand.
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2015-12-09

EcoSense Lighting Acquires Journee Lighting

EcoSense®, a fast-growing LED technology company, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Journée Lighting.  Journée Lighting is a privately owned, CA-based lighting company that specializes in the design and development of specification grade lighting.
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2015-12-09

Cree Turnkey LED Lighting Solutions Slashes Energy Bill for Thermo Fisher Scientific

After years of searching for the right partner to help implement LED lighting across its Asheville, N.C. campus, Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, chose Cree to provide a turnkey solution to achieve the rigorous operational requirements and energy returns necessary to make the switch from traditional lighting possible. The industry-leading LED luminaires installed across the facility are already generating positive results, delivering an anticipated three-year payback with a 1.1M KWH power reduction and savings of up to 40 percent annually.
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2015-12-08

Japan Display Becomes Latest Bidder for Apple iPhone 8 OLED Panel Orders

Rumors of Apple’s intention to trade existing LCD display technology for the lighter and thinner OLED screens has been circulating awhile on the market, a recent report from Japanese newspaper Nikkan has named Japan Display as the latest contender for Apple’s iPhone 8 OLED panel orders.
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2015-12-08

DOE Joins International Collaboration to Light the World with 10B LED Bulbs

Stand next to a traditional incandescent bulb and a light-emitting diode (LED) bulb, and you will feel the difference as much as see it. Both produce the same amount of light, yet the incandescent bulb is too hot to touch. All that excess heat is wasted energy.
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2015-12-04

Hot Picks of the Week Nov. 30-Dec. 4

LEDinside projections of the LED market outlook in 2016 are published below for UVC LED market, and other niche market applications.India LED bulb prices might be marked down INR 20 further. A couple of business deals to follow recently, Tridonic sells its signage business to AgiLight, while Philips adds Ledra to its lineup of LED bulb patent licensees.
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2015-12-04

Jakarta Government to Spend Rp 1.2 Trillion on LED Streetlight Upgrade

Indonesian capital Jakarta is spending Rp 1.2 trillion (US $86,736) on LED streetlight upgrades, reported Coconuts Jakarta.
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2015-12-04

Star War Actress Lupita Nyong’o Outshines Everyone on the Red Carpet with LEDs Lit Dress

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, who stars in the upcoming film The Force Awakens, has literally lit up the Star Wars film inspired fashion show Force 4 Fashion with her LED dress, reported Teen Vogue.
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2015-12-04

Apple Files Patent for Displays Woven into Fabrics

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published an Apple patent application for integrating displays into woven fabrics, reported 9to5Mac.
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2015-12-04

Philips Supplies 76,000 Solar LED Streetlights to UPNEDA and MANIREDA in India

Philips, the global leader in lighting and India’s leading lighting company, has won  two major separate LED solar street lighting contracts for UPNEDA (Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency) and MANIREDA (Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency). The tender process involved meeting the exacting requirements of both UPNEDA and MANIREDA with a strong focus on energy conversion based on new and renewable energy sources.
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2015-12-04

Remtec Acquired by Precision Glass-to-Metal Seals Manufacturer LTI

Remtec, the leading manufacturer of ceramic substrates, packages and submounts using PCTF (Plated Copper on Thick Film) metallization, has been acquired by LTI (www.legacytechnologies.com), a major player in the field of precision glass-to-metal seals and glass-to-metal hermetic packages.
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2015-12-04

Noesis and Enviro-Lite Wins Texas Citywide LED Upgrade Project

Noesis, the tech-enabled lending marketplace for financing energy-saving commercial building improvements, worked together with Enviro-Lite Solutions, a leading Texas-based LED lighting company, to get approval on a significant municipality project. The two companies partnered to help Donna, TX migrate its outdated lighting infrastructure to more energy-efficient LEDs, which is expected to generate US $140,000 in savings in the first year.  
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2015-12-04

Minneapolis International Airport Upgraded with Solar Installation and LEDs Conversion

A 3-megawatt solar installation is now complete on the top deck of two Terminal 1-Lindbergh parking structures at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) – Minnesota’s largest solar generation site.
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2015-12-03

US City Explores the Possibility to Convert 7K Streetlights to LEDs

Norwalk, a city located in Connecticut, United States, has taken into account converting its streetlights into LED ones, reported The Hour.
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2015-12-02

Tridonic Sells Signage Business to AgiLight

Effective November 30, 2015, Tridonic GmbH & Co KG, a leading manufacturer of LED lighting components and systems and part of the Austrian lighting company Zumtobel Group, has sold its LED signage business to U.S.A.-based AgiLight.. With the acquisition of Tridonic’s signage activities, AgiLight, a subsidiary of General LED headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, becomes one of the largest LED system suppliers to the global signage market. AgiLight’s core markets in the U.S., Latin America and the Middle East are complemented with Tridonic’s strong position in Europe, Asia and Australia. 
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2015-12-02

Philips Adds Ledra Brands to its EnabLED Licensing Program for LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs

Royal Philips announced Ledra Brands Inc. as its 600th member to its EnabLED Licensing program, continuing the growth trend which has added 100 new members in the last 9 months. The large number of members that have joined during the rapid rise of the program confirms the attractiveness of the program offering and recognizes Philips’ innovative leadership in LED lighting.
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2015-12-01

Versatile Smart LED Light Mstick for Everyday Use

Recently a US startup company named MOLT launched a crowdsourcing project for its latest product on Kickstarter. The product is called Mstick, a user- friendly LED light bar that suits everyone’s daily use, according to the campaign page.
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2015-11-30

GE Lighting Seals Lighting Supply Partnership Deal with AW Rostamini Lumina

GE Lighting has signed partnership agreement with UAE lighting solutions company AW Rostamini Lumina, a business division of AW Rostamani Group of companies in Dubai earlier this month, according to a report from Gulf News.
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2015-11-30

OSRAM Named Official Lighting Partner of Eurovision 2016

OSRAM was announced as the Official Lighting Partner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
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2015-11-30

Rose Growers Reap Better Results Using LED Lights

Royal Philips , the global leader in lighting, is helping rose growers increase yields and improve the quality of the most romantic, yet light-intensive flower in the world. Philips GreenPower toplighting LED solution brings more light for the same amount of energy, optimized light spectrum and a significant reduction in radiated heat. Today, Philips announces that three major cut rose producers from Belgium and The Netherlands have installed GreenPower toplighting and are using Philips’ light recipes to obtain significant improvements.
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2015-11-30

NanoLumens Installs New LED Display at the Highpoint Shopping Center in Australia

When the GPT Group (www.gpt.com.au) installed its first NanoLumens (www.nanolumens.com) visualization solution at its Melbourne Central Shopping Center earlier this year, they discovered a more effective way to engage and influence shoppers’ retail behavior.  So when the time came to enhance the engagement solutions at its Highpoint Shopping Center (www.highpoint.com.au) in the Melbourne suburb of Maribyrnong, they turned to the same team at NanoLumens and Digital Place Solutions (www.digitalplacesolutions.com) to design a solution that would need to perform just as brilliantly in an environment that is basked in sunlight for up to four to six hours a day.
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2015-11-27

Japan to Phase-out Incandescent and Fluorescent Lights by 2020

The Japanese government intends to phase out the country’s incandescent light bulbs and fluorescent tubes by 2020, and convert all lights to LEDs, reported Asahi Shinbun.
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2015-11-26

Apple Rumored to Adopt OLED Displays in iPhone from 2018

Apple suppliers have revealed the Cupertino-based company will be launching an OLED iPhone in 2018, according to a latest report from Nikkei.
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2015-11-25

Eaton Expands Sports Lighting Portfolio after Acquiring Ephesus Lighting

Power management company Eaton today outlined how recently acquired Ephesus Lighting, a Syracuse, N.Y.-based manufacturer of connected light-emitting diode (LED) lighting solutions for sporting venues and high lumen outdoor and industrial applications, will create new value for a wide range of customers. Ephesus Lighting is a market leader in high output controlled lighting solutions that harness advanced electronic design technology to bring lighting into the digital age.
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LED trailblazer Lighting Science® is pleased to debut theVividGroTM line, another innovative series of commercial LED lighting solutions from the industry leader. Tailored to the agr... READ MORE

Today Lumileds introduces the new LUXEON XR-TX module, incorporating 12 LUXEON TX high-efficacy LEDs to produce 3300 lumens and 140 lm/W at nominal drive conditions*. In a convenient rigid form factor, the modules are designed to be readily co... READ MORE