2017-11-10

DOE Publishes Report on Connected Lighting System Interoperability

The U.S. Department of Energy has just completed the first study in a series on connected lighting system (CLS) interoperability. The main goal of the series is to discern and document the current state of CLS interoperability at this early stage, with its landscape of multiple vendors, technologies, and business models. 
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2017-11-09

USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain LED Lighting Devices, Components, and Power Supplies

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain LED lighting devices, LED power supplies, and components thereof. 
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2017-11-08

NEC Improves Workplace Efficiency with AR Solution Utilizing Smart Glasses

NEC Corporation today announced the development of an Augmented Reality (AR) solution to assist users with the selection of items through the use of smart glasses, a smart watch and new ARmKeypad functions.
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2017-11-07

Continental and Osram Planning Joint Venture for Intelligent Lighting Solutions in the Automotive Sector

Technology companies Continental and Osram announced their intention to establish a joint venture. The idea is to combine innovative lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and market intelligent lighting solutions for the automotive industry. 
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2017-11-02

Velodyne LiDAR and BoE Systems Partner for Integrated UAV-Borne LiDAR in Geospatial Data Collection

Velodyne LiDAR announced that it has partnered with BoE Systems to integrate its VLP-16 Puck and Puck LITE 3D LiDAR sensors into BoESystems’ UAV fleet for geospatial data collection and analysis.
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2017-11-02

pureLiFi Reveals A New Product Ready to Immerse the World in Real LiFi

pureLiFi, a LiFi technology company spun off from the University of Edinburgh, revealed their latest product the LiFi-XC in London, considered a revolutionary step forward to the future of wireless communications via light. 
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2017-11-01

Osram and Partners Connected Health Innovation Investigate Light-based Disinfection

Looking to make cleaning a hospital environment more effective and efficient, the Partners Connected Health Innovation team worked with global lighting technology giant Osram to explore the use of light as a disinfectant.
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2017-10-31

BOE’s First Gen6 Flexible AMOLED Production Line Put into Mass Production

China's first Gen6 flexible AMOLED line - BOE Chengdu Gen6 flexible AMOLED production line, on October 26, has put into mass production ahead of schedule. The production line's mass production and products delivery indicate that Chinese enterprises begin to lead the development of the global AMOLED industry in the new display era.
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2017-10-31

LG Display Flicks Switch on OLED in Europe, Targets Premium TV Market

LG Display sees the European market as a critical battleground for premium TVs and is committing heavily in the region to ensure that OLED technology is at the top of consumers’ consideration list this holiday season.
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2017-10-31

Honglitronic, Epistar Team Up to Innovate Automotive Lighting Applications

Chinese LED packager Honglitronic has been devoted to the development of products for automotive lighting. It lately collaborated with Taiwan-based LED chip giant Epistar to form a strategic alliance, aiming to harness resources from both sides to develop automotive lighting products. 
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2017-10-31

Mass LED Street Light Switch Could Save Councils £200 Mil per year Combined

New figures produced by climate charity 10:10 show a mass switch to LED street lights could save the UK’s councils over £200 million per year combined.
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2017-10-28

AMEC Marks A 100-Chamber Shipment Milestone for Prismo A7 MOCVD System Used To Manufacture LEDs

Marking a milestone for its Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) business, Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC) announced it has shipped 100 Prismo A7 MOCVD tool chambers since the product's introduction last year.
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2017-10-28

Velodyne LiDAR Join Hands with YellowScan to Create Integrated LiDAR for UAVs

Velodyne LiDAR Inc. announced that it is partnering with YellowScan to integrate its VLP-16 Puck and VLP-16 Puck LITE LiDAR sensors into YellowScan’s Surveyor for a turn-key and reliable LiDAR system for demanding UAV applications.
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2017-10-27

HPK and Nichia Agree to Build Wide-ranging Collaborative Framework

Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (HPK) and Nichia on Oct. 11 have reached a basic agreement to build a wide-ranging collaborative framework leveraging the two companies’ proprietary optical and other technologies.
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2017-10-26

Mitsubishi Electric Unveils the Largest Diamond Vision in the Asia Pacific Region at SOGO Hong Kong

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it has unveiled a Diamond VisionTM at SOGO Department Store in Hong Kong’s iconic Causeway Bay that is expected to become Hong Kong’s largest and finest-resolution LED screen.
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2017-10-25

DENSO Develops World's Largest Automotive Head-up Display

DENSO, Japan-based automotive technology, systems and components suppliers, today announced it has developed a thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid-crystal head-up display (HUD) to project critical driving information onto the windshield for drivers. This human machine interface (HMI) is the world's largest automotive head-up display with a nearly 24-inch projection. The product will be released in November 2017 and featured on the new 2018 Lexus LS.
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2017-10-24

Samsung Electronics Partners with TÜV SÜD to Introduce Collaborative Testing Program for its Automotive LED Components

Samsung Electronics, a Korean company specializing in advanced digital component solutions, and TÜV SÜD, a global technical services provider of quality, safety and sustainability solutions, today announced that the companies have developed a new testing program for Samsung’s automotive LED components. A ceremony was held earlier today at the headquarters of TÜV SÜD Korea Ltd. in Seoul, Korea, to unveil the new testing program.
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2017-10-20

Osram Inaugurates New Kulim 6-inch LED Chip Fab

Osram Licht AG announced to start the operation of its new LED chip factory in the Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Malaysia on October 23. The company claimed the new plant will be the world’s largest and most advanced 6-inch LED chip plant after the final stage of the construction scheduled to be finished in 2020.
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2017-10-19

Epistar Files U.S. Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against All Star Lighting Supplies

Epistar Corporation filed a patent infringement lawsuit against All Star Lighting Supplies, Inc., d/b/a Luxrite in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on October 13, 2017. The complaint asserts that Luxrite’s LED filament bulbs infringe eight Epistar patents and seeks injunctive relief to halt further sale of the infringing products.
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2017-10-18

GB Energie LED and Revolution Lighting Technologies Provide Industry Leading LED Lighting Solutions to Leesburg Executive Airport

GB Energie LED announced the completion of an LED retrofit project for Leesburg Executive Airport in Leesburg, Virginia. The project included the installation of LED lighting solutions within the terminal, as well as exterior building lighting and throughout parking lots to improve lighting levels and increase energy efficiency, improving lighting energy use by more than 60%.
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2017-10-18

LocusLabs to Expand Capabilities of LocusMaps Mapping Application with the Atrius IoT Platform from Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands announced LocusLabs, Inc. has joined the Atrius™ Internet of Things (IoT) partner ecosystem. LocusLabs plans to enable its location-as-a-service platform to take advantage of the Atrius IoT platform’s location-based services (LBS) and indoor positioning services (IPS).
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2017-10-17

Disruptive Substrate Technology for Direct Green and Red Micro LEDs

The ideal solution for microLED makers would be the availability of efficient nitride LEDs in both green and red. In this case, all RGB LEDs would be composed of the same material with the same behaviors and driving conditions. The challenge is to find one material capable of spanning the blue to red spectrum. 
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2017-10-17

Veeco Receives First Order for New GENxcel MBE System

Veeco Instruments announced that Acken Optoelectronics will receive the first shipment of Veeco’s new GENxcel™ Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) System.
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2017-10-16

Macedonian Cultivation Facility Invests In Heliospectra LED Technology

Heliospectra AB (publ), an expert in intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments, announces a new cooperation with NYSK Holdings, a state-of-the-art medicinal cannabis facility in Macedonia. The grower is partnering with Heliospectra to be able to supply patients with consistent, pharmaceutical-grade medicine for chronic diseases year-round. The investment is valued at around $125,000 (1,016,000 SEK).
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2017-10-16

Smart Cities Race Steps up a Gear with £10m Connexin Investment

Metropolitan Wi-Fi firm Connexin has secured up to a £10m investment to rapidly scale up and expand its smart cities business.
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2017-10-16

Sengled Element Now Compatible with the Google Assistant

Sengled, makers of intelligent lighting products that integrate consumer electronics with energy efficient LED light bulbs, announced on October 12 that their Element smart lighting family now offers further convenience through voice control using the Google Assistant.
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2017-10-16

Michigan Businesses, Organizations Snap up Funding for Energy Efficient Lighting

Businesses and non-profit organizations across Michigan are snapping up rebates and grants offered by the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) to help them reduce their energy usage and cut energy bills.
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2017-10-16

Samsung Switches Focus to Micro LED to Escape Plight of Poor QLED Sales

OLED patent holder Samsung Electronics now also steps into the realm of Micro LED, reported the Investor. It is also looking to acquire PlayNitride, a Taiwan-based Micro LED developer in an attempt to offset the sluggish sales of its QLED TVs.
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2017-10-13

What iPhone X’s AMOLED Cost Tells Us About Commercialization of Micro LED

The first Micro LED product is Crystal LED Display that Sony showcased at CES 2012. Outwardly similar to a regular TV, it was an ultimate combination of the most state-of-the-art technologies back then. However, Sony, after its first success, had gone silent for quite a while until 2016.
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2017-10-13

New LRC Study Evaluates the Blue-Light Hazard from Solid-State Lighting

The introduction of solid-state lighting using light-emitting diode (LED) technology has ignited widespread interest in the ways that lighting can offer benefits to people, including improved visibility at night, enhanced perceptions of brightness and security, and spectral tuning for management of circadian rhythms. Yet, as illustrated in a recent report from the American Medical Association (AMA), the increasing popularity of LED lighting is also raising new questions and reviving older concerns about unwanted impacts of these light sources, such as light pollution, discomfort glare, circadian disruption, and retinal damage via a mechanism known as blue-light hazard.
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Introducing a performance of 100 mW, LG Innotek, industrial partner of LASER COMPONENTS, sets new standards for single-chip UVC LEDs. The manufacturer states that this development is two years ahead of current industry forecasts. So ... READ MORE

LG Innotek today announced that it had succeeded in developing an 'advanced flip chip LED package' that demonstrates high efficiency and high luminous flux without deteriorating performance even after it gets through 300℃ sol... READ MORE