2014-03-24

Harvard Launches Gen II Range of Light Engines

Harvard Engineering, has launched its next generation of off-the-shelf LED light engines. The Gen II range consists of; 24mm and 40mm wide strip light engines in both high and low voltage variants, 2 panel light engines and a circular light engine.The strip light engines; LER1, LER2, LER3 and LER4 are available in 280mm and 560mm lengths, with Zhaga compliance. The low voltage panel light engines are 270mm x 270mm (LER5) and 242mm x 260mm (LER6), LEC1, the circular light engine, comes in 200mm Diameter. NTC temperature sensor options and Emergency options are available on LEC1, LER3, LER4, LER5 & LER6.
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2014-03-21

LEDs Hit the Runway in AKRIS RTW Fall 2014 Collection

Wearable tech is now hitting the runway in AKRIS RTW’s Fall 2014 collection. Swiss fashion house AKRIS introduces haute couture designs with embroidered LED lights in this new fall collection. 
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2014-03-21

Fashionable Wearable gets You Noticed at Night

Made with leather, the Vega Edge is a clip-on LED light that snaps on snuggly to your clothing, bags, or any accessory to add a pop of light. 
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2014-03-20

Seven Challenges Lighting Designers Face when Using LEDs

Do LED lights always live up to manufacturers label claims in real-life applications? Not all the time, according to James Wallace, Principal and Design Director of Light Plan and Director of the Professional Lighting Designers’ Association (PLDA). Speaking at a presentation at 2014 Taiwan Solid State Lighting Forum organized by Industrial Technology Research Institute at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall on March 20, 2014, Wallace highlighted seven obstacles lighting designers still face when using LEDs as a light source.
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2014-03-20

Wearable LED Technology Has Gone to the Dogs

Wearable LED technology is no longer just for humans. A new kickstarter campaign has combined LED technology with an essential pet item to create a light up collar to keep your furry friends safe. 
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2014-03-17

FOREPI Chairman Speaks Out on Flip-chip Mobile Applications

Flip-chips various features are now also being valued in the mobile application market, said FOREPI Chairman Chien Fen-ren during Leadray Energy’s Taipei office opening ceremony on March 17, 2014.
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2014-03-12

Lan 1 Partners Raytec LED Lighting Specialists

Leading IP Storage, IP Networking, IP Security, and IP CCTV distributor Lan 1, is partnering with Raytec, the world leading manufacturer of LED lighting for CCTV and general area illumination. Raytec is the newest addition to the Lan 1 portfolio and is their sole lighting partner in Australia.
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2014-03-10

Seattle City Government Installs LED Arterial Streetlights in Small Suburb

Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists in Shoreline have safer roads at night, now that Seattle City Light has completed the conversion of streetlights on arterial roads to energy efficient LED technology.
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2014-03-07

DOE Publishes Special CALiPER Report on Retail Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a special report on LED lamps available through the retail marketplace and targeted toward general consumers. The report follows similar reports published in 2011 and 2012. LED replacement lamps are available through many retail outlets, and CALiPER testing offers insights on performance trends from year to year.
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2014-03-07

Bharat Book Bureau Launches New LED for Night Vision Device Market Report

Bharat Book Bureau presents LEDs Used in Night Vision Imaging System Compatible Lighting - Global Market Forecast. This new report provides global market consumption of packaged light emitting diodes (LEDs), also known as component-level bulbs, used in Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) compatible lighting for non-civilian use, such as military, law enforcement, emergency medical services (EMS) and related. 
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2014-03-07

Highlights from Canada’s Premier Festival of Lights

For its 15th anniversary, Canada’s premier festival of lights conquered the hearts of visitors like never before. MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, triumphed once again and provided plenty of action during its twelve day run from Feb 20 to March 2. Arts, gastronomy, outdoor activities and urban illumination make this top-rated international Lights Festival impossible to ignore. In Montreal, lights are synonymous with joy and fun. With an array of interactive lighting projections the city eclipses all others when it comes to playing and entertaining outdoors in the frigid winter weather. There is nothing like ingenious interactive lighting to get people outside, dancing and sliding in the streets.
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2014-03-06

New Nissan Juke Comes in Full LED Lighting

When it arrived a little more than three years ago, the Nissan JUKE used innovation to create a whole new market segment. Just as the Nissan Qashqai pioneered the original crossover market, the JUKE used dramatic design and advanced technology to break new ground in a more compact crossover package.
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2014-03-05

Philips Lumiblade to Reveal OLED Space Applications

As OLED manufacturers explore potential application fields, such as commercial, retail and beauty applications, Philips Lumiblade has moved away from “Earthly” applications to a whole new frontier: outer space.
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2014-03-04

Oscar Winning “Gravity” Creates Eye Catching Visual Effects with LED Light Box

Science fiction movie Gravity, which clinched the award for Best Visual Effects at the 2014 Oscars, created the movie’s lighting effects with a custom made LED light box, according to a report by Digital Trends. 
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2014-03-03

Consumers Petition for Option to Turn Off PS4 Controller LED Light Bar

Sony’s latest PS4 controller which comes with a LED bar has irked some consumers, according to a report by Product Review.com.
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2014-02-28

Human Responsive LED Fixture Adjusts to Movement

Canadian based designer Thibault Sld come up with lighting fixtures that are able to adjust and move in accordance to human activity in the room.
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2014-02-24

Samsung and HTC New Smartphone Models Equipped with Dual-Flash LEDs

Large smartphone manufacturers were under the spotlight at the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) on Jan. 24, 2014. Samsung and HTC launched their flagship smartphone models at the show. Samsung’s S5 and HTC’s M8 both incorporated dual flash LED designs. Dual-color flash LEDs are projected to become standard specs in high-end smartphones.
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2014-02-21

Sapphire Manufacturers that Enter Smartphone Applications Early to Gain Competitive Edge

In the sapphire substrate industry, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) has reaped benefits from its multi-year partnership with Apple, but other sapphire substrate manufacturers have seen revenues drop. Veeco’s latest financial reports showed losses in 4Q13, reflecting a dire need to change business strategies, while Rubicon’s yearnings were below financial analyst estimations. With smartphone applications on the rise, manufacturers that enter the smartphone market early will be the biggest benefactors. 
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2014-02-21

Lights of America Fined US$21M Over Misleading Bulb Performance Claims

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has ordered a light bulb manufacturer and its owners to pay more than US$21 million for misleading consumers by exaggerating the performance of their Light Emitting Diode (LED) light bulbs.
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2014-02-19

Samsung to Feature New 1.8t Flash LED in Upcoming Galaxy S5

Just one day after Samsung released its new LED product portfolio for smartphone applications, the company will be packing one of these products into its new smartphone Galaxy S5, according to a CNET report.
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2014-02-19

LEDs have their Eyes on You at Newark Airport

More and more American cities are being installed with LED light fixtures with embedded cameras and sensors. Newark airport is the latest among the long list of areas investing in surveillance technology in combination with LEDs. The newly installed LED fixtures are connected to a wireless surveillance system to provide safety for fliers and cut down on operating costs. Around 171 LED fixtures have been installed around the airport so far.
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2014-02-18

Red Phosphor Powder Developments Spur Manufacturers Expansion in High Color Gamut TV

As Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K2K TV continues to be a trendsetter in the market, TV manufacturers are hoping to develop high color gamut TV. Using quantum dot (QD) technology, Sony has successfully released high color gamut TV in 2013.  TV brands that have achieved technological breakthroughs with Mn 4+ red phosphor powder are also planning to stimulate market purchases with NTSC 100% high color gamut TV.
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2014-02-18

New iWatch Concept Design Leaked by Swiss Design Website

Swiss industrial design website Designerei GmbH has recently released a new concept design for the upcoming Apple iWatch. Although this is not the official Apple design, it can still be used to analyze possible developmental directions for the new technology used in the smart watch.
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2014-02-14

Apple Rumored To Be Testing Bezel-Free iPhone

Apple has filed for a new flexible OLED display patent, and is rumored to be developing a bezel-free iPhone display, according to numerous media reports.
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2014-02-13

Detroit and Philadelphia Upgrade to LED Streetlights

Two U.S. cities Detroit and Philadelphia have recently announced plans of upgrading to LED streetlights, according to recent U.S. media reports.
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2014-02-07

Taiwanese Manufacturers Scramble for Sapphire Substrate Patents

Under the influence of Apple, manufacturers have maintained a positive outlook for sapphire substrate applications in consumer electronics, according to a Chinese-language CNA report. Aside from Apple, Taiwanese manufacturers are also quickening sapphire substrate patent applications.
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2014-02-07

LightLab Partners Osram Fluorescent Materials to Develop Luminescent Powder

LightLab has signed an agreement with Osram Fluorescent Materials to co-develop a luminescent powder for general lighting. The two parties will jointly invest resources to develop a new powder optimized for LightLab’s EEE Light™ Technology.
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2014-02-07

Plastic Logic and Novaled Partner to Develop Flexible OLED for Wearable Applications

Plastic Logic, the leader in the development and industrialisation of flexible organic electronics, and Novaled, a leading company in organic electronic materials and technology for OLED applications, announce a partnership which will transform and accelerate the market for flexible and wearable displays. The companies demonstrate today at the Flextech Conference in Phoenix, AZ a truly flexible, plastic, fully organic AMOLED display.
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2014-02-05

GE Smart Lighting Technology to Help San Diego Save More than US$25,000 Annually

San Diego announced today that it will illuminate its downtown district with GE Lighting’s intelligent lighting system, including LED street lighting, making it the first city in the United States to adopt GE’s LightGrid™ technology. The new system, set to be in place by spring of this year, will offer improved and energy-efficient lighting that will save the city more than a quarter-million dollars in energy costs each year.
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2014-01-24

Foxconn Begins Sample Production of Sapphire Substrate Cover iPhones

Apple OEM partner Foxconn’s Lunhua factory in Shenzhen has begun test assembly of sapphire substrate display cover iPhones, according to Chinese-language Apple Daily report. Foxconn has packaged 100 sapphire substrate display cover phones. Despite the small number assembled it is a huge development for Foxconn. Foxconn has declined to comment on individual client conditions.
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Today Philips Lumileds launches its proprietary CrispWhite Technology, yet another quality of light breakthrough in its portfolio, making whites appear vivid and bright while colors appear saturated. LUXEON CoB arrays with CrispWhite Technolog... READ MORE

For the first time there is a compact laser multi-chip package. Osram Opto Semiconductors can pack up to 20 blue laser chips in the new PLPM4 450 module. Instead of taking the laborious approach and constructing a light source from individual ... READ MORE