2014-07-15

Mexican Software Company Sisoft Li-Fi Transmission Reaches 10Gbps

A Mexican software development company Sisoft has caught up with Scottish research team headed by Harald Haas in achieving 10Gbps Internet data transmission using Visible Light Communications (VLC) aka LiFi, according to an Engineering and Technology Magazine report.
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2014-07-15

Dubai Traffic Lights Go Green

Dubai’s The Roads and Trasport Authority (RTA) has started to replace halogen traffic lights in the emirate with LEDs, according to a Gulfnews.com report.
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2014-07-14

Gunitech Smart Bluetooth LED Bulbs Wins Over Google

A small Taiwanese technology company Gunitech’s Bluetooth lighting controlled smart LED bulbs are now being used at Google’s headquarters in California, according to a Taiwanese Sanlih E-Television report.
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2014-07-09

World Largest LED Plant Grow Factory Built in Japan

Japanese Miriai Co. Ltd. Recently has built the world largest’s LED plant grow factory with LED lighting built-in to realize plants photosyhthesis. With a factory of  800 square meters, the LED plant grow factory now can produce 10,000 lettuces per day. 
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2014-07-04

Philips Showcases the World’s Largest Luminous Textile Installation

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting showcases the world’s largest installation using luminous textiles, measuring 37 square meters at the Centrum Galerie shopping mall in Dresden.
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2014-07-03

LG Displays to Supply OLED Panels to Top German Car Makers

LG Display (LGD) will supply OLED panels to German automotive manufacturers including Daimler-Benz, according to a Korea Economic Daily Report.
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2014-07-02

Tweaking Philips LED Hue Bulbs into Severe Weather Warning Lights

A recent CNET article demonstrates how Philips LED Hue bulbs can be customized into severe weather warning lights using Internet platform service IFTTT. For full demo of how it can be done on IFTTT please see link.
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2014-06-27

Apple to Include LED Backlight in Future Macbook Keyboards

Apple has applied for a new patent for the development of an LED based keyboard, according to Patently Apple. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published the company’s patent application on June 26, 2014. 
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2014-06-25

Novagant Brings Revolutionary and Innovative Lighting System to the Cannabis Growers Market, says BrokerBank Securities

Novagant is a holding company that acquires entrepreneurial companies that have established or are expected to establish themselves as leaders and/or successful enterprises in various market niches. Recent acquisition of property rights that have the ability to reduce costs and improve product quality for the entire cannabis market has prompted this analyst report.
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2014-06-24

Sequoia Invests US $12M in Smart LED Start-up LIFX

Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm Sequoia teams up with Austrialian based smart lighting start-up LIFX with a US $12 million investment. The investment bumps up LIFX’s total funding to US $16.6 million. 
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2014-06-20

Taisei Corporation, Okamura Corporation and MHI to Jointly Develop OLED Desk Lamps for Offices

Taisei Corporation, Okamura Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) have jointly developed OLED desk lamps for office use. The newly developed OLED desk lamps will be installed in a Net-Zero Energy Building (ZEB)* verification facility that Taisei Corporation is constructing in the city of Yokohama. The OLED lamps, which emit soft light over a wide area, will be tested on an office-wide basis and are expected to reduce energy consumption while creating a more comfortable work environment.
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2014-06-19

iPad Air 2 Rumored to be Using Liquid Metal and Sapphire Material

Leaked photos of Apple’s iPad Air 2 have spread across the Internet recently, with latest product developments pointing towards the use of liquid metal and sapphire substrate material, according to Chinese-language media Sanlih E-Television.
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2014-06-19

Korean Institute IBS Uses Blue LED Light to Control Cell Protein Functions

Researchers at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in South Korea have succeeded in developing the world’s first technology to control specific protein functions in living cells by using lights, which may be useful in future cancer cell research.
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2014-06-18

Apple On the Hunt for Lighting Partners in the Smart Home Sector

The growing smart home industry and intensifying competition has created new market situations, according to a Chinese language media CBN.com report. Apple has released its first smart home management App HomeKit at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in early June this year. The company is developing partnerships with numerous top lighting manufacturers on the smart home project.
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2014-06-17

Mercedes Benz New generation CLS Features Multibeam LED Technology

In the new generation of the CLS-Class, Mercedes-Benz is using the new technology of MULTIBEAM LED headlamps for the first time. High-resolution precision LED modules, each with 24 individually controlled high-performance LEDs, automatically illuminate the road with a hitherto unsurpassed, precision-controlled distribution of exceptionally bright light – without dazzling other road users. A camera positioned behind the windscreen delivers the information with which four control units the ideal light pattern 100 times per second. The anticipatory camera-based active light function on bends and the new navigation-based light function for roundabouts are also unique. 
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2014-06-13

Apple Files Patent for iPad Smart Cover Technology

Apple received a patent on Thursday for an advanced iPad cover that contains both illumination and communication elements that will light up to alert users of notifications, according to AppleInsider. 
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2014-06-11

LG Display to Supply Large OLED TV Panels to Panasonic

LG Display is in talks with Panasonic to supply big-screen OLED TV panels as the Japanese company lower production costs, according to a Bloomberg report.
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2014-06-11

New EarthBulb Plus LED Products Exceed CEC LED Standards

EarthTronics announced that its new line of EarthBulb Plus enhanced color LED light products is available for use wherever high color quality is essential. The EarthBulb Plus provides a very high color rendering index of greater than 92 and a balance of the important R9 visible red within the full lighting spectrum. The result is naturally appearing colors and skin tones. Visual acuity and eye comfort is also a benefit of the improved color quality of the EarthBulb Plus product line.
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2014-06-10

Sumitomo to Expand GaN-on-SiC Device Production with AIXTRON System

Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc. (SEDI), Japan, has ordered an AIXTRON CRIUS MOCVD system to be delivered with 4-inch wafer configuration in order to boost production of gallium nitride on silicon carbide devices for RF data transfer applications. The purchase was made in the first quarter of 2014 for delivery at SEDI’s Electron Devices Division in Yokohama in the third quarter.
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2014-06-09

China-LED: Flip Chip Gold-Wire Free LED Package Trend to Benefit Downstream Manufacturers

Flip chip gold-wire free LED packages are going mainstream in China this year, according to a report by China-LED.org. With Samsung LED bringing flip chips into TV products, the market has been assured that the technology is here to stay. Many big brands in Asia including Samsung and Lextar are focusing development on package free and gold-wire free LED packages.
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2014-06-09

Bangkok Int’l Airport to Receive LED Upgrade

Bangkok International Airport in Thailand will be cutting energy consumption with a LED upgrade in the next six months, according to a report byPattaya Mail.
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2014-06-09

SEL and Nokia Develop Foldable OLED Panels

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL), Advanced Film Device (AFD) (a subsidiary of SEL) and Nokia developed OLED displays that can be folded into two or three, according to a latest report by Nikkei Technology.
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2014-06-06

LEDinside’s Warm Tips: LEDforum 2014 Guangzhou will be held on June 11

LEDforum 2014, organized by LEDinside, Cnledw.com and Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, will be held on June 11, 2014. Top executives from the first-tire international manufacturers like Philips Lumileds, Osram, Samsung, Seoul Semiconductor, Toyoda Gosei, LED chip giants such as Epistar and Sanan Optoelectronics, China leading LED enterprises like Honglitronic, Refond and MLS Lighting will be invited as speakers, dissect the current situation of LED industry on the theme of LED market trends and the development strategy, to create an audi...
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2014-06-05

MicroMarket Monitor: Airport Lighting System Market Forecast and Analysis 2013-2018

The commercial airport lighting market is segmented and sub-segmented on the basis of airport application areas, technology and region. The market is broadly segmented into three segments, namely, landside, terminal and airside. It considers segmentation of the market by technology namely, LED (Light Emitting Diode), Incandescent and Fluorescent. These technologies are further divided by the application areas.
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2014-06-05

Nail Art Becoming Next Wearable Device Frontier

Ladies that fancy a manicure might be getting more than just colorful designs in the near future. A U.S. design project is aiming to outdo Japanese manufacturer Takara Tomy Arts decorative stick-on LED nails by taking nail art to the next digital level.
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2014-05-30

GE Lighting and ByteLight Merge iBeacon Tech with LED Fixtures

GE Lighting and ByteLight today announced they will showcase the next generation of LED lighting fixtures that communicate with shoppers’ smart devices while in-store, enabling retailers to provide exciting new location-based services using GE LED infrastructure. The innovative solution featuring GE’s Lumination™ LED Luminaire - IS Series is being unveiled at LIGHTFAIR® International 2014 (LFI®) in Las Vegas, June 3-5, in GE Lighting’s booth #4208.
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2014-05-28

Plessey Semiconductor Expands GaN-on-Silicon LED Production using AIXTRON Technology

Plessey Semiconductors Ltd today announced that it has purchased another CRIUS II-XL MOCVD system for use in the manufacture of Gallium Nitride LEDs on Silicon wafers (GaN-on-Si). The company is further expanding its production capacities in this area. The Close Coupled Showerhead system recently delivered with a 7x6-inch configuration will supplement an existing production system from AIXTRON.
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2014-05-26

Direct-lit LED TV Market Penetration Rates to Break 50% Barrier in 2014

As LED TV market penetration rates reached 95 percent in 2013, the product’s market penetration rates are close to full saturation this year. With high LED TV market penetration rates, LED-backlit TVs are close to overtaking CCFL backlight modules in 2014. In 2014, direct-lit LED TV penetration rates are expected to exceed 50 percent, and clinch the leading position from edge-lit type TVs for the first time.
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2014-05-26

M&M: Smart Lighting Market Global Forecast & Analysis to 2014-2020

The smart lighting industry involves the use of lighting control systems that deliver correct amount of light when needed. It deals with the technology where lights can automatically perform various operations at set times or under set conditions. It makes use of intelligent lighting control systems to intelligently control light, based on various parameters such as; occupancy, movement, color temperature, amount of natural/daylight and so on. The customers of lighting control systems apply a set of such lighting control strategies using specific technologies and methods to control consumption of light energy. 
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2014-05-26

Delicate Dandelion LED Light Fixtures Illustrate Fragility of Life

It is hard to resist the urge of picking up a dandelion along the side of the road and blowing on it, sending its hundreds of seed scattering in the wind. Studio Drift, based in The Netherlands, combine the soft romantic characteristics of the dandelion into their innovative lighting creations.
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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