2016-06-08

Hot Picks of the Week June 8-10

Our research team has released their latest LED package market demand report for May 2016, micro-LEDs displayed by ITRI at Computex 2016. DOE has unveiled its 2016 SSL R&D plan, which highlights LED and OLED technology developments.
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2016-06-08

Flexible LED Filaments Reinvigorated the Vintage Beauty of Lighting

Some analysts predicted that most of the EU countries may soon phase out incandescent light bulbs for general lighting use.
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2016-06-07

LG Electronic to Launch New 4K OLED TV in Taiwan

Senior LG executives spoke about the company’s OLED TV market strategy at a press conference hosted at The Humble Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan earlier Tuesday.
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2016-06-07

LG’s TV Market Strategy in Taiwan

LG showcased its latest 4K OLED TVs to be launched in Taiwan earlier today, but these innovative TVs are not going to be their new major revenue source yet, said senior company executives during a press conference at The Humble Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan earlier Tuesday.
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2016-06-06

Samsung to Halt 40-inch LCD Production Line to Meet Apple's Upcoming OLED Demand

As Apple plans to introduce OLED iPhone soon, Samsung’s OLED panels will be used at the primary stage. In order to meet the OLED demand, Samsung is to shut down its L7 production line and replace it with OLED production ones by the end of December, 2016. The halt is expected to lead to short supply of 39.5- inch to 45-inch panels. Meanwhile, two leading Taiwanese panel manufacturers will directly benefit from the demand.
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2016-06-06

Atlantic City Intelligent Streetlights Keep Pedestrians Connected and Fully Powered

Interactive LED streetlights installed on Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey, U.S. are keeping local pedestrians fully connected and powered, reported Press of Atlantic City.
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2016-06-06

GlobalMed Technologies Acquires LED Skin Therapy Specialist Omnilux Medical

GlobalMed Technologies (GMT) announced that it has acquired Omnilux Medical, the gold standard for medical and aesthetic Light Emitting Diode (LED) skincare. The asset acquisition includes three Omnilux Medical Systems: the Omnilux Revive2™, Omnilux Blue™ and Omnilux Plus™, along with numerous patents and trademarks.
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2016-06-04

EU Agriculture Ministers See the Light in LED Illuminated Plant Growth

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, welcomed a group of 28 European Union (EU) Agriculture Ministers including EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan to the Philips Lighting GrowWise Center in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The Center leads horticultural and vertical farming research where growth recipes are developed for food crops. The visit was part of the Informal Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture organized by the Dutch EU Presidency. The central theme of this two day visit to the Netherlands was 'Food of the future - the future of food'.
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2016-06-04

Indian State Chhattisgarh Distributed 190,000 LED bulbs and Saved Money for its Taxpayers

More than 190,000 KED bulbs were distributed in Chhattisgarh following central government’s “Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All' ( UJALA )” project in the past two and half months.
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2016-06-04

California-based City to Upgrade 6,000 Streetlights to LEDs

Chico, the most populated city in California, partners up with PG&E in switching all the streetlights to LED lamps, reported KRCR News.
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2016-06-03

Philips Lighting Pledges to the World’s Energy Ministers to Sell More than 2B LED Light Bulbs by 2020

Leaders from Philips Lighting will meet today with Energy Ministers attending the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) summit in San Francisco, where the company will announce a commitment to sell more than 2 billion1 energy efficient LED light bulbs by 2020. Reaching this goal is estimated to save an amount of energy equivalent to that generated by 60 medium-sized coal-fired power stations with emissions equivalent to those from 24 million cars by 2020. The company will also reaffirm its pledge to make its global operations carbon neutral by 2020 and say that it expects electricity for its US operations to be 100% from renewable sources later this year.
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2016-06-02

Authorities in a North Carolina City Plan to Upgrade to LED Streetlights

City authorities in American city Kinston, North Carolina are planning to swap all traditional streetlights with LEDs, which is expected to cut energy consumption, improve security and save money, reported Kinston.com.
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2016-06-02

UpLamp Turns Smartphone into Ambient Bedside LED Lamp

      UpLamp launched a campaign on Kickstarter to finance its smartphone driven bedside lamp. The team pledges EUR 36,000 for the UpLamp.   Lamps that detect motions and dim correspondingly may not be new, but UpLamp turns it into a smartphone docking station.       The LED lamp uses the smartphone’s flash camera as its light source. With specially designed optic and plastic resin, UPLamp creates soft glow that is ideal for bed time mood....
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2016-06-01

This LED Matrix Hand Bag Gets Your Tweets

At the Bay Area Maker Faire held at San Mateo Event Center from May 20- 22, 2016, Hackday found Debra Ansell, who toured around the faire with a LED embedded Matrix hand bag.
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2016-06-01

BrightYolk to Launch Eco-Friendly LED Module Replacement Bulbs

Taiwanese LED luminaire manufacturer BrightYolk is preparing to introduce a more environmental friendly LED bulb, where consumers can directly replace broken bulb components.
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2016-05-31

Epistar to Raise InGaN LED Prices due to Uptick in Production Costs

Epistar, a leading Taiwanese LED chip maker, is to be the first manufacturer that raise the price of heavily-oversupplied InGaN LEDs. The company plans to raise up to 15% of the price in order to profit.
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2016-05-31

EU Recalls Smart Lighting Product and LED Flood Light Manufactured in China

France and UK recently sent recall notifications to the EU The Rapid Alert System for Non-food Dangerous Products (RAPEX) for LED luminaire products made in China, due to electric shock risks.
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2016-05-31

Samsung Wouldn’t Let You Get Away with Internet, Not Even When You are on a Surfboard

While the term “Internet of Things” and “connected technology” grows increasingly familiar, leading technology giants strive to find out the next “thing” to be connected. Some bet it on the smartwatch while some go for lighting. Samsung locks its eyes on surfboard recently, reported the Verge.
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2016-05-30

Oregan City Installs LEDs at Homes and Saves US $136000 Every Year

The Bend energy Challenge has installed LED light bulbs in Bend, a city in Oregon, U.S., over the past six months. The 18,000 bulbs installed were assisted by two AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team.
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2016-05-27

Hot Picks of the Week May 23-27

Chinese investors Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund (GCI) is proposing to acquire Aixtron for EUR 6 per share, which would bring the acquisition value to about EUR 670 million. The investment will mostly be used for accelerating Axitron’s MOCVD R&D, and receiving the needed capital. Company management, structure, and patent portfolio will remain unchanged after the acquisition.
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2016-05-27

Samsung’s New Bendable OLED Display is Expected to Boost Gadget Demand Once Commercialized

Samsung, the Korean display giant showcased a host of futuristic products, including OLED displays that can be rolled like a parchment, OLED displays for virtual reality gadgets and vehicles as well as hologram technology, reported Yahoo Tech.
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2016-05-27

Samsung To Expand Quantum Dot Technology Applications

Samsung Electronic intends to expand the use of quantum dots (QD) from TV display panels to include memory semiconductors, sensors, and batteries, according to a Business Korea report.
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2016-05-27

Researchers Find Consumers Make Healthier Choices in Brightly Lit Restaurants

Dining in dimly lit restaurants has been linked to eating slowly and ultimately eating less than in brighter restaurants, but does lighting also impact how healthfully we order?
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2016-05-26

Adelaide in Australia to Roll out First Smart Streetlight Pilot Project

Intelligent LED streetlights capable of automatically dimming according to the ambient lighting environment are being trialed in Adelaide, Australia, reported Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
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2016-05-26

Samsung Electronics Forgoes OLED TV Jumps Straight into QLED Technology

Earlier this month senior Samsung Electronics officials reported the company would not be making OLED TVs in the near future, and would be directing its focus on quantum dot-TVs (QLED TVs). Following this development, recent reports suggest the company’s long term strategy might skip OLED TV altogether, according to Korean media ETNews.
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2016-05-25

Apple Rumored To be Equipping MacBook Pro with OLED Touch Bar on Keyboards

Apple might overhaul the 12-inch MacBook Pro design later this year by making the notebook thinner and lighter, by integrating a Touch ID support and an OLED display touch bar above the keyboard, reported 9 to 5 Mac.
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2016-05-24

Orion Seals US $2.4 M Retrofit Lighting Project with Global Fortune 50 Retailer

Orion Energy Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance, energy-efficient retrofit lighting platforms, announced a US $2.4 million retrofit lighting project with a global Fortune 50 retailer due to its ability to work with channel partners to deliver a brand new, custom product in less than a month. The project marks the initial phase of what is expected to be a broader opportunity for both retrofit lighting and new construction.
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2016-05-24

UMass to Receive LED Upgrade from Eversource

Walking through the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus at night is getting brighter thanks to an ongoing, campus-wide installation of 800 LED street and parking lot lights. The effort is part of a three-year partnership between Eversource and UMass Amherst which began in 2014. The combined electricity savings from the partnership of approximately 9 million kilowatt-hours is the greenhouse gas equivalent of taking about 1,300 vehicles off the road.
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2016-05-23

Irish City Council to Upgrade to LED Streetlights

Kerry County Council in Ireland will be overhauling existing streetlights with LEDs to cut annual streetlight spending, reportedThe Kerryman.
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2016-05-23

LED Streetlight Project Developments in Varanasi and Ambattur in India

Indian government incentives and policies has resulted in the large number of LED streetlight projects in the country, with many new developments each week. Varanasi is still behind schedule when it comes to streetlight upgrades, while Ambattur is starting to introduce smart LED streetlights.
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BenQ announces a new outdoor entertainment solution that will transform camping at night into an experience that you’ll never forget. GS1 will soon become the outdoor camping gear you won’t leave home without!

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Lumileds, the global leader in light engine technology, announced LUXEON LEDs with AtmoSphere Technology, which can be used to create the ideal ambiance for restaurants and other hospitality venues, making customers feel cozy, comfortable and ... READ MORE