2015-07-27

Columbia University and Ushio Enter Exclusive UV Lighting Technology License and Research Agreement

Columbia University’s ultraviolet (UV) light technology has been licensed to USHIO Inc., a Tokyo-based developer, manufacturer, and marketer of light sources and instruments.
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2015-07-24

New DOE Report Estimates LED Savings in Common Lighting Applications

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released its latest report in a series analyzing markets where LEDs compete with traditional lighting sources. The new report, Adoption of Light-Emitting Diodes in Common Lighting Applications, reveals a wealth of insights into promising pathways for SSL technology development, providing estimates of the energy saved in 2014 due to current levels of LED penetration in 10 lighting applications, as well as the potential energy savings if each of these applications had switched completely to the best available LED products. Most notably, it puts the spotlight on two commercial and industrial applications – linear and low-bay/high-bay – that hold by far the greatest potential for future energy savings from SSL.
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2015-07-24

Philips Collaborates with IoT Startup Platform Plug and Play Tech Center to Accelerate Smart Lighting Innovation

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, aims to collaborate with the world’s top technology start-ups, pushing the boundaries of connected lighting for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has teamed up with Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play Tech Center, one of the world’s largest accelerators, to mentor and partner with some of the newest, most exciting IoT innovators.
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2015-07-24

Everlight Employs Billion Smart LED Streetlight Power Control System in Large Taiwan Retrofit Project

Everlight, one of the global leading manufacturers of LED lighting components, joined the Taiwanese municipality’s tender as both system integrator and LED light bulb supplier. With a goal of replacing 8,000 mercury vapor street lights with LED, Everlight deployed Billion’s Narrowed-Band Power Line (NPLC) Control and Management System to overcome the difficulties of inconvenient installation and elongated construction. Everlight was not only able to meet the municipality’s target by saving up a considerable amount of energy, but also provide instant maintenance service to broken street lights and increase traffic safety.
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2015-07-24

Ford Mustang Customizable LED HUD Help Drivers Keep Eyes on Road

When driving the high-revving, 526-horsepower Shelby GT350®Mustang, drivers would do best to keep eyes on the road.
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2015-07-24

OSRAM SYLVANIA Delivers LED Headlight Equipped Ford Trucks to Hillsboro Fire Department

The Hillsboro Fire Department is answering calls in the all-new 2015 Ford F-150, thanks to local community supporter OSRAM SYLVANIA. The company recently delivered the truck to the Hillsboro Fire Department which provides Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services to a community that covers approximately 42 square miles and has an estimated population of 6,000 residents. During calendar year 2013, the department responded to approximately 1,000 calls. The fire department is made up of full-time staff and resident volunteers, many of whom are employees at the OSRAM SYLVANIA Hillsboro plant.
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2015-07-24

INDYCAR's New On-Board LED Display Panels to Track Car Data

INDYCAR announced today the introduction of new technology that will track each Verizon IndyCar Series car’s running position and display it in real time via light emitting diode (LED) panels on the side of each racecar. The LED panels have been tested multiple times this season and will be implemented in time for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on Aug. 2.
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2015-07-22

[Breaking News] Epistar Grants LED Filament Patent License to LEEDARSON

Epistar announced it has granted license to LEEDARSON LIGHTING to use Epistar’s filament patents in its products. Epistar holds key intellectual property regarding the LED filament technology used in making LED filament style lamps. This patent portfolio covers Taiwan, China, U.S., Europe and other territories.
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2015-07-22

Yale Startup Saphlux Raises $200,000 to Develop Semi-polar LED Chip

Yale startup Saphlux has found a way to significantly advance LED technology and recently received US $100,000 in funding from the YEI Innovation Fund, backed by Yale, Connecticut Innovations and First Niagara Bank, as well as an additional $100,000 from Elm Street Ventures. Saphlux is building the next generation of LED chip designed by Jung Han, Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering at Yale. Chen Chen (SOM ’16) was paired with Han by the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI) and is currently developing the venture as part of a 10-week YEI Fellowship.
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2015-07-22

Standard Released for Lighting LED-driver Interface

The Module-Driver Interface Special Interest Group (MD-SIG) released its new specification for a universal electrical interface between LED lighting modules and power supplies, according to an Electronic Weekly report.
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2015-07-21

U.S. and Canada Recall More than 1.6 M Cooper Lighting Fluorescent Lights

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with Canada have recalled more than 1.62 million fluorescent lights made by Cooper Lighting over fire safety hazards.
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2015-07-20

Apple iPod Touch 6 Loses Sapphire Covered Lens

iFixit recent teardown of iPod touch 6 revealed the absence of sapphire covered lens, reported Apple Insider.
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2015-07-20

FORD Develops Smart LED Headlights

Ford is developing advanced lighting technology that enables drivers to more easily see potential hazards when driving at night Camera-Based Advanced Front Lighting System widens beam at junctions and roundabouts after interpreting traffic signs GPS-enabled system uses forward-facing camera to remember roadways and direct lighting to help drivers better see bends in the road – effectively lighting the way home on previously travelled routes Spot Lighting uses infra-red camera to detect pedestrians, cyclists, and animals, and highlight the potential hazards; system can detect up to eight potential hazards and highlight two highest priorities using specially designed headlights and on-screen display
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2015-07-20

Spark Optoelectronics Wins Shenzhen Metro Line 7 Lighting Project

Recently, Spark Optoelectronics won the bidding of project of comprehensive LED lighting products for the third phase of Shenzhen metro line 7 depends on excellent R&D technological advantage and 15 years’ rich experience in LED lighting solution, which marks the establishment of comprehensive strategic partnership between Spark Optoelectronics and Shenzhen metro.  
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2015-07-16

Blue LEDs Show Promise in Preserving Foods in Fridges

A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) have strong antibacterial effect on major foodborne pathogens, and are most effective when in cold temperatures (between 4°C and 15°C) and mildly acidic conditions of around pH 4.5.
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2015-07-16

Pimp Your Soles with Blinky Shoes

It usually can be costly to transform your favorite sneakers into flashy LED ones, but Blinky Shoes is offering a much more economic DIY version for upgrading your Converse or Nike sneakers into a brightly colored shoe.
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2015-07-14

Chinese LED Companies Rush to Resume Trade

China’s A-shares started off with a strong rebound this week, after plunging to an all-time low last Thursday and Friday. In the short term, A shares are stabilizing on the market. Many listed LED manufacturers that suspended trade to avert impacted by the volatile stock market have gradually resumed trade. More than 350 listed Chinese companies resumed trade as of Monday, according to latest statistics.
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2015-07-14

Plessey Wins UK AMSCI Grant for 8-inch GaN-on-Si Production

Plessey Semiconductors announced today that it will be leading a GBP1.3 million government funded project in conjunction with AIXTRON and Bruker Nano Surfaces Division. This project will accelerate high volume manufacturing of Plessey’s innovative LEDs created with GaN-on-Silicon technology at its Devon based manufacturing site.
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2015-07-14

Monocrystal Achieves 300 Kg Grade Sapphire Growth with KY Method

Monocrystal, a global leader in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, recently produced the world’s first 300 kg KY crystal.
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2015-07-13

Harvatek Develops New Product to Acquire Market Share in China’s Flash LED Market

Flash LEDs in smartphones have evolved from being a “marketing gimmick” to “standard equipment.” LED usage in smartphones have also jumped up from single to dual flash LEDs, and it is increasingly common for flash LEDs to be found in latest smartphone models.
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2015-07-13

BOE Proposes OLED Joint Venture with Samsung and LG

China’s biggest display manufacturer, BOE, has proposed establishing an OLED joint venture business with LG Display and Samsung Display, reported The Korea Times.
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2015-07-13

Samsung Electronics Awarded Flexible Display OLED Patent

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Samsung Electronics a patent for flexible and bendable TV and tablet PC displays, reported Business Korea recently.
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2015-07-09

Fujitsu Smartphones Adopt Osram IR LEDs for Iris Recognition

Osram is making smartphones even smarter: Infrared technology enables mobile devices to be unlocked for the first time by scanning the iris of the user. Iris scanning is being used in the ARROWS NX F-04G smartphone from Fujitsu Limited, which is being marketed by the Japanese telecommunications company NTT DOCOMO Inc. This smartphone, which is currently only available in Japan, is the first in the world with this extremely secure functionality for consumers. Infrared light emitting diodes (IREDs) from Osram Opto Semiconductors are used as the light source. These IREDs are the only ones capable of the high power needed for iris scanning from a compact package. 
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2015-07-09

[Breaking News] Feit Electric Files LED Patent Rights Complaint Against Cree

Feit Electric Company filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina against Cree. to curb infringement of Feit Electric Company's patents.  The complaint alleges that Cree's line of 4FLOW LED light bulbs infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 8,408,748 and 9,016,901.
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2015-07-08

STG Aerospace Launches New Manufacturing and Warehouse Facility in Miami

STG Aerospace, a world leader in pioneering aircraft lighting technologies, is delighted to announce that it has opened a new U.S. manufacturing and warehousing facility in Miami. Located adjacent to the Miami International Airport runway, the new building has double the space of the company’s previous U.S.premises.
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2015-07-07

MiPow Plans to Introduce Ultra Low Priced US $8 Smart LED Bulb

The trending smart living concept has failed to enter average households because of smart devices high price tags, according to a report by ZOL.com.
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2015-07-07

4Cabling Acquires e-Commerce Business OzLighting

Australia’s largest online retailer of server racks, network cabling, and fiber optics, 4Cabling, has successfully acquired 5 year-old e-commerce lighting retailer OzLighting.
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2015-07-07

OEM Group Expands Wafer Surface Preparation for LED Automotive Lighting Manufacturers

Global semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer OEM Group announced today it has received first-in-fab and repeat tool orders for its Cintillio™ wet chemical processing system from several leading Ultra Bright LED manufacturers working in the automotive lighting market.  With these orders, OEM Group has now successfully expanded its production proven and patented ECO-Process wafer surface preparation solutions from the established markets of Power Device, CMOS IC, and MEMS manufacturing into UBLED fabrication, a new market for Cintillio™.  The tools will be used for ozone processing of some of the most sensitive layers exposed during LED manufacturing, including exposed silver, which to date has presented LED makers with difficult challenges where surface preparation is involved.
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2015-07-07

Amerlux Lights up the City of Los Angeles with LED Streetlights

Amerlux, announced that the City of Los Angeles' Bureau of Street Lighting (BSLA) has approved the Avista for major and local street lamp retrofits.
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2015-07-06

Acolyte LED Lighting Sets up New Office in Australia

Acolyte LED has increased its global reach by adding David Virgona to its growing team. As the Australian National Sales & Technical Manager, David will be covering the markets of Australia and New Zealand.
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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