2015-06-16

Litecool Opens New LED Packaging Lab

Litecool (http://www.litecool.co.uk), has opened a new clean room facility to research, develop, prototype and test new LED packaging technologies. The laboratory includes all the equipment needed to mount bare LEDs into packages, COBs and arrays. This will speed up time to market for new packaging technologies from Litecool.
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2015-06-15

LEDs Included in NEMA’s Latest Luminaire Efficacy Ratings for Different Lighting Sectors

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published LE 6-2014 Procedure for Determining Target Efficacy Ratings for Commercial, Industrial, and Residential Luminaires. It was updated to explicitly include LED (light-emitting diode) technology and is of particular interest to recessed luminaire manufacturers, fluorescent lamp manufacturers, and HID (high intensity discharge) manufacturers.
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2015-06-15

Horticultural Lighting Industry Veterans Join Illumitex

Illumitex, announced the addition of Paul Hardej and Mathieu van de Sande to its team of horticulture lighting experts.
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2015-06-12

LRC Study Shows Uniform Lighting in Parking Lots Provides Better Sense of Security

A newly published study from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that improving the uniformity of lighting in parking lots can increase the sense of safety and security, as well as provide up to an additional 75% energy savings by lowering total light levels.
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2015-06-12

Levitating LED Bulb Flyte

A floating LED light bulb has made possible by a Swedish designer Simon Morris by using magnetic designs.
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2015-06-11

New Boron Compounds for OLEDs

Major advances in the field of organic electronics are currently revolutionising previously silicon-dominated semiconductor technology. Customised organic molecules enable the production of lightweight, mechanically flexible electronic components that are perfectly adapted to individual applications. Chemists at the Goethe University have now developed a new class of organic luminescent materials through the targeted introduction of boron atoms into the molecular structures. The compounds described in the professional journal "Angewandte Chemie" (Applied Chemistry) feature an intensive blue fluorescence and are therefore of interest for use in OLEDs.
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2015-06-11

LRC Program ASSIST Proposes New Method for Evaluating Flicker

The Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies (ASSIST), a program of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has released a publication that proposes a new method of evaluating human perception of directly observed light source flicker. The publication, ASSIST recommends…Recommended Metric for Assessing the Direct Perception of Light Source Flicker, provides specific measurement procedures and calculations to objectively determine whether the amount of flicker from a light source is above or below the threshold of human perception. The metric is applicable to any waveform shape and frequency and is based on peer-reviewed laboratory and human factors experiments.
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2015-06-10

HTC New Smartphone Model Features Three Flash LEDs

Photos of a new HTC smartphone model featuring three LED flash lights have been leaked on Chinese media Weibo recently, reported CNMO.com.
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2015-06-10

Indian City Varanasi Rolls Out LED Program

India’s Power Minister Piyush Goyal announced a massive LED upgrade program in the Northern holy city Varanasi, which is located in the State Uttar Pradesh, according to The Hindu and other media reports.
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2015-06-10

Lighting Science Group Adds Lighting Health Risk Labels to LED Products

As a result of government regulations over the past several decades, an increasing number of product manufacturers have added labels alerting consumers to potential health risks. However, a new labeling initiative isn’t the result of a federal mandate but a technology leader’s decision to take action.
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2015-06-09

DuPont Displays and Kateeva Collaborate to Optimize Inkjet Printing for Mass Production of OLED TVs

DuPont Displays (DuPont) and leading inkjet equipment manufacturerKateeva announced today that they will join forces to develop optimized inks, equipment, and processes to further advance inkjet printing technology for Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display devices.  The companies will work closely to leverage DuPont technical leadership in solution materials for printed OLED devices with Kateeva’s exclusive YIELDjet™ inkjet printing platform.  The aim of this cooperation is to establish a proven, cohesive offering for OLED device manufacturers that enables a simpler yet highly effective process for manufacturing OLED TV displays using inkjet technology.
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2015-06-09

Abby Wambach Kicks Off Cree’s Soccer Lighting Campaign

Abby Wambach, the captain of the World Cup’s U.S. Women's Soccer Team, enters a dark stadium with a poorly incandescent lit soccer goal. She proceeds to decimate the ugly row of lights suspending from the top of the soccer goal by making perfectly aimed scores, and eventually switches on the newly installed LED lights with a remote control.
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2015-06-04

Zhaga Consortium Publishes Book 9 Specification

The Zhaga Consortium, a global lighting-industry consortium that is standardizing LED light engines and associated components, has published Book 9 as its latest interface specification.
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2015-06-03

Fujifilm and imec Demonstrate Full-color OLED with Photoresist Technology for Organic Semiconductors

FUJIFILM Corporation (Fujifilm) and nano-electronics research institute, imec, have demonstrated full-color OLED by using their jointly-developed photoresist technology for organic semiconductors, a technology that enables submicron patterning. This breakthrough result paves the way to producing high-resolution and large organic Electroluminescent(EL) displays and establishing cost-competitive manufacturing methods.
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2015-06-03

Eulitha Delivers PHABLE Photolithography System to MESA+ NanoLab

EULITHA, a Swiss startup company offering innovative lithography equipment and services for the nanotechnology, photonics and optoelectronic markets announced today the delivery of its unique PhableR 100 photolithography tool to the MESA + NanoLab of the University of Twente in the Netherlands. The system incorporating Eulitha’s proprietary Displacement Talbot Lithography technology will enable researchers of this interdisciplinary research institute to perform high resolution lithography on different substrates without the severely limiting requirements such as flatness or conductivity one faces with previously available technologies.
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2015-06-03

Zaniboni Outdoor LED Lights Certified by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Zaniboni Lighting is proud to announce that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has certified 6 of our LED lights for shore use, protecting sea turtles.
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2015-05-29

Egypt State-Owned Company Starts LED Bulb Production

Egypt’s state-owned company Neeasae  has set up a new plant to manufacture LED bulbs, reported the country’s state news agency MENA.
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2015-05-29

Changelight Purchases Multiple Veeco EPIK 700 MOCVD Systems to Expand Production

Veeco Instruments announced today that Xiamen Changelight (Changelight) has purchased multiple TurboDisc® EPIK™ 700 Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems for faster production and greater yield of high-quality LED for general lighting applications.
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2015-05-28

Seoul Semiconductor Eyes Larger Global Automotive LED Market Share as Products Pass GM Tests

Seoul Semiconductor, a leader in LED technology, announced that it will increase the global automotive LED market share by strengthening its high efficient and high reliable LED product line-up for the automotive application on May 28, 2015.
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2015-05-28

ON World Survey Finds 20% U.S. Consumers Plan to Buy Smart LED Light Bulbs by 2017

ON World’s recently completed survey with 1,000+ U.S. online adult consumers found that smart lighting is the most popular home automation product area with 1 in 5 likely to purchase a smart LED light bulb within the next two years.
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2015-05-27

Carrefour in France Installs Philips LED-based Indoor Positioning System

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, announces today the world’s first major install of its connected lighting system with LED-based indoor positioning for Carrefour, the leading retailer in Europe and the third-largest in the world. The newly refurbished Carrefour hypermarket in Lille, France has replaced its previous fluorescent lighting with 2.5 kilometers of energy efficient Philips LED lighting that uses light to transmit a location signal to a shopper’s smartphone, triggering an app to provide location-based services.
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2015-05-25

Hot Picks of the Week May 18-22

LEDinside was covering one of the largest LED tradeshows in Southeast Asia, LED Expo Thailand 2015 last week, and there will be more upcoming articles on the show and market trends this week.
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2015-05-15

Producing Tomorrow's Vegetables with Urban Farming and Modern LED Lighting

When Chris Bajuk, founder and CEO of the urban farming company "Urban Harvest" enters the production halls of his vegetable crop business in the mornings, he sees hundreds of square meters of sprightly growing lettuce heads. What's special: Bajuk isn't standing in giant greenhouses set in a rural atmosphere, but in the center of the million-strong U.S. metropolis of Seattle.
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2015-05-15

Apple HomeKit Products to Be Released Next Month

Apple recently announced it will be launching Apple HomeKit devices next month, denying a previous Fortune report that pushed back the release date to fall, according to several tech and business media reports.
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2015-05-14

GE's and Qualcomm's Smart Indoor Lighting Position System Explained

Shopping in a big department store can quickly devolve from a simple errand to an odyssey filled with frustration. What section do they put the bath towels in again? Is there a route to take that avoids the chemical attack of the perfume aisle on the way to kitchenware? Where do they put the on-sale jackets?
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2015-05-13

Sony Introduces New Bluetooth Speaker LED Bulb

Sony is expanding its Life Space UX product series this month in Japan with the launch of a new Bluetooth speaker LED bulb.
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2015-05-13

Opel Astra to Be Equipped with Smart LED Matrix Light in 2016

The intelligent lighting system of the future will make its premiere in the new Opel Astra generation at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (September 17 to 27, 2015). With the new Astra, the ground-breaking full-LED matrix light IntelliLux that enables driving with glare-free high beams will be available in the compact class for the first time, making top-of-the-range lighting technology accessible to the largest audience ever. After having introduced bi-xenon adaptive lighting in the current generation Astra, Opel again takes on a pioneering role in lighting technology with its next compact bestseller.
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2015-05-12

Dialight LED Conveyor Light Offers Zero-Maintenance for Mining Sites

Dialight announced the launch of it’s next-generation DuroSite® LED Conveyor Light. The fitting is designed specifically to eliminate lighting maintenance in the harsh environment of mining applications, where maintenance of thousands of light fittings installed on kilometers (km) of conveyors and walkways across vast sites is an expensive and ongoing burden. 
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2015-05-11

Indian City Noida Plans to Upgrade LED Streetlights

The Noida Authority in the National Capital Region plans to upgrade streetlights with energy efficient LED bulbs to cut down electricity and maintenance costs, reported The Times of India.
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2015-05-08

LED Rear Bike Lights That Takes Balls to Install

To make bikers more visible on streets during night time, two Canadian designers have come up with a creative LED rear bike light design that literally requires bikers with “some balls” to mount on a bike seat.
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Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, combines flexible design with cutting-edge connected lighting technology to deliver a whole new way of using light, Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus. A hidden source of light, Philips Hue Lightstrip Plu... READ MORE

Osram has developed and produced the LEDriving Xenarc headlight, its first full retrofit headlight. The front lighting on the Audi A4 is equipped with a combination of xenon and LED technologies. Osram is the only manufacturer so far to offer ... READ MORE