2016-07-20

Philips Lighting Chosen by AllSaints to Illuminate Certain Shops Worldwide

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, announced that it has been selected by AllSaints, the global contemporary brand, to provide bespoke lighting systems across select stores across Europe, Americas and the Middle-East. The LED lighting is designed especially to enhance the AllSaints brand experience inside its industrial style stores.
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2016-07-18

Epistar Gross Margins Improves in 2Q16

Taiwanese LED chip manufacturer Epistar revenue in June 2016 was down 2.3% to NT $2.11 billion (US $65.87 million) compared to a month earlier, due to inventory take during the end of second quarter, according to a MoneyDJ report.
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2016-07-18

The Lighting Industry Association and University of South Wales Partner up on Educational Courses

The University of South Wales (USW) and the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) have agreed a formal partnership, cementing a relationship which will see the development of a range of specialist lighting courses.
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2016-07-18

Vauxhall Adapts Full LED Adaptive Lighting to New Zafira Tourer and Mokka X Models

 Vauxhall is introducing Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) and full LED headlamps to its new Zafira Tourer and Mokka X models.
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2016-07-15

Bloomberg TV Convention Coverage to Use Smart LEDs for Filming

Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions and North American distributor of Aladdin products, today announced more than 80 Aladdin Bi-Flex LED lighting instruments will be used for coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia later this month for two national cable news networks, including Bloomberg Television.
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2016-07-14

LeEco Denies Acquiring Vizio

Earlier reports from China this week claimed Chinese online video platform LeEco formerly branded as LETV acquired leading U.S. LCD TV manufacturer VIZIO, according to a TechNews report.
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2016-07-14

Success in LED Thread Technology Leads to Harvatek Upbeat Revenue Outlook for 2H16

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Harvatek's revenue growth was incremental during first half of 2016. However, following its success in LED thread technology, the company intends to supply related products to the market by second half of 2016, resulting in turn around of its financial performance.
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2016-07-13

Premier Holding Subsidiary E3 to Supply LED Lighting to Inland Star

Premier Holding, the parent company of an ESCO, an energy seller and a reseller in deregulated markets, announces that its 100% owned subsidiary Energy Efficiency Experts (E3) has been awarded the contract to be the material provider of hundreds of LED lights to Inland Star for its 210,000 square foot warehouse in Carson, California. The facility is leased from Prologis Inc. a global industrial real estate investment trust (REIT) who owns, manages and develops approximately 3,000 logistics and distribution facilities across the US, Asia and Europe, serving approximately 4,700 customers across a diverse range of industries.
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2016-07-13

German TV Manufacturer Loewe Launches UHD OLED TV

Loewe is launching a new Ultra HD OLED television called bild 7. The device introduces a new dimension of TV viewing with Loewe VantaVision.
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2016-07-12

LG to Launch Foldable OLED Smartphones in 2017

Korean electronic conglomerate LG, a specialist in 65” large OLED TVs, might be incorporating flexible OLED technology in smartphones and tablets by 2017, according to IHS analyst.
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2016-07-12

Revolution Lighting Technologies Awarded $4.3M to Retrofit City of New Bedford, Massachusetts

Revolution Lighting Technologies, a global provider of advanced LED lighting solutions, today announced that its division, TNT Energy, is installing a US $4.3 million turnkey LED retrofit Performance Contract with Siemens Industry Inc. Building Technologies Division for the City of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
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2016-07-11

DOE’s New Report and Webinar on OLED Lighting Products

DOE has just released a market study on OLED lighting, entitled OLED Lighting Products: Capabilities, Challenges, Potential. A related webinar will be held on July 28 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT.
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2016-07-11

Tridonic Brings Light to Historic Middle Age Building

The St. Jean granary, built in the middle ages in Angers, France, does not attract as many visitors as the castles of the Loire nearby. Nevertheless, this impressive half-timbered building is greatly appreciated as part of the town's cultural heritage, and is well worth a visit. A new lighting concept has been recently installed to display the interior in all its glory. Different lighting scenarios are available depending on the particular use of this historic building.
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2016-07-07

LG Display Set to Mass Produce Plastic OLED Panels in 2017

LG Display announced it will initiate mass production of plastic OLED (POLED) panels in the first half of 2017, reported Korea Times.
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2016-07-07

OLED Display Shortage Might Delay Apple iPhone 8 Plans

Limited supply of OLED displays in 2017 could cut short Apple’s plans of using the screen in its 2017 iPhones, reported Investor’s Business Daily.
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2016-07-06

ERG Lighting and Photalume Sign Exclusive Driverless AC LED Light Engines License

The new eLumination™ Series from .708&JDG<:2<133:&SDG<90:.&RE=MC&RI=4921680&Preview=False&DistributionActionID=15294&Action=Follow+Link" target="_blank">ERG Lighting are driverless AC LED light engines for architectural, display and down lighting that have a flicker index of only 0.15 – less than half of the 0.34 offered by the competition.
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2016-07-05

Is Indoor Vertical Farming Environmental Friendly?

Hydroponic farming and other vertical farming technologies are viewed by some as the solution to solving the world’s food security issues, and preventing potential food shortages caused by an overpopulated planet. But is indoor farming really as environmental friendly as thought? Is a question recently raised by Washington Post food columnist Tamar Haspel.
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2016-07-05

NEMA’s Business Conditions Indexes Continue Upward Climb in June

June marks the third consecutive month in which NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) improved. The current conditions index increased from May’s reading of 53.3 to reach 59.4 in June. More respondents saw change in business conditions, for better or worse, than did so in May. Thirty-eight percent of respondents reported better conditions in June, up from only 20% of those responding in May while 19% indicated worse conditions, up from 13% in the previous month. Forty-four percent noted that conditions were unchanged this month, down considerably from the 67% reporting unchanged conditions in May.
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2016-07-04

U.S. Police Department Releases Guide for Using Aftermarket Automotive Lights

The Lubbock Police Department based in the state of Texas in U.S. published a guidance list to installing aftermarket automotive lights on their Facebook fanpage, reported 790 KFYO News Talk.
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2016-07-04

USTDA Backs Costa Rica’s Smart LED Streetlight Upgrade Project

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Costa Rican electric utility, Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz, S.A. (CNFL), for a feasibility study to support the deployment of networked light emitting diode (LED) street lights throughout CNFL’s service territory.
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2016-07-01

Heliospectra Receives Large LED Grow Light Order

Heliospectra AB , a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for controlled environments horticulture, is proud to announce that an order valued at US $0.54 million  (4.6 MSEK) has been received from a Fortune 500 Ag-Tech company located in the U.S.
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2016-07-01

PG&E Looks to Switch 60,000 Streetlights to LEDs Across Contra Costa County in 2016

On June 27, Pacific Gas and Electric Company kicked off the upgrade of 7,677 streetlights to LEDs in Clovis. The conversion is expected to save the city approximately US $48000 per year, reported the Fresno Bee.
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2016-06-30

[Breaking News] Seoul Viosys Wins UV LED Infringement Lawsuit in U.S. Court

On June 30, 2016, Seoul Viosys announced that the U.S. Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida issued a judgment in favor of Seoul Viosys against Salon Suppl, a company that sells UV LED curing device (“Salon Supply”). In the judgment, Salon Supply acknowledged infringement of Seoul Viosys’s asserted patents as well as their validity. Salon Supply agreed to pay past damages, as well as a license fee, and to stop using unlicensed infringing products.
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2016-06-30

NEMA Publishes White Paper on Considerations of Field LED Driver Replacement

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LSD 74-2016 Considerations of Field LED Driver Replacement. This new white paper discusses issues related to the field replacement of drivers in LED lighting fixtures, and how several aspects must be considered to ensure that the replacement driver will function the same as the original driver.
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2016-06-30

NEMA Urges DOE to Improve Border Enforcement

In written comments filed with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) emphasized its support for federal energy conservation standards and efforts by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to prevent noncompliant products from entering the country. However, NEMA expressed concern about the DOE’s strategy regarding noncompliant products and recommends that government agencies better utilize available data to protect consumers from illegal imports.
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2016-06-29

DOE Releases New CALiPER Snapshot on LED Downlights

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot report on LED downlights. Among the key findings of the new Snapshot, which is based on DOE's LED Lighting Facts® database:
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2016-06-29

Universal Display Corporation Acquires BASF’s OLED IP Assets

Universal Display Corporation, enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, announced today that through its wholly-owned subsidiary UDC Ireland Limited, it has acquired the OLED Intellectual Property (IP) assets of BASF SE, the world's leading chemical company. Representing 15 years of research and development, the assets include over 500 issued and pending patents around the world, in 86 patent families. Largely consisting of phosphorescent materials and technologies, BASF’s OLED portfolio has an average lifetime of 10 years. The purchase price for the acquisition is approximately EUR 87 million (US $96.26 million).
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2016-06-29

Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting Launches New LED Module Factory in Mexico

In addition to the current operations, Automotive Lighting - Magneti Marelli’s business line devoted to the automotive lighting sector - is integrating in Juárez production site in Mexico, a new assembly operation for LED modules.
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2016-06-28

Delhi to Distribute 9W LED Bulbs at US $1.1

India’s Ujala scheme is to start the distribution of new 9WLED bulbs at INR 75 (US $1.1) to residents and commercial consumers in Delhi, reported Times of India.
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2016-06-28

Disney Research to Shed Lights on LED Bulbs with Communications Link at SECON 2016

Researchers at Disney Research and ETH Zurich have demonstrated that consumer-grade light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs can, with some modifications, do double duty -- both illuminating a room and providing a communications link for devices in that room.
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Better visual perception of green light (520 nm – 530 nm) compared to red, and the simultaneous availability of green laser diodes lead to an increased demand for green lasers.

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Cree announces the new QLS6A and QLS6B LEDs, the industry’s brightest side-view LEDs optimized for gaming applications, delivering up to 66% higher luminous intensity than other side-view LEDs. The new side-view packaged LEDs enable clea... READ MORE