2015-05-07

MechaTronix Launches 20mm LED Heat Sink

With the current lumen boost of many tier 1 LED manufacturers, the demand raised exponentially for ultra-low profile LED coolers for use in height restricted down light applications.
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2015-05-06

Smart Lighting Market is Expected to Reach US $56.62B by 2020

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Smart Lighting Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020,” global smart lightning market was valued at US$  21 billion in 2013, growing at a CAGR of 15.9% from 2014 to 2020 to account for US$  56.62 billion in 2020.
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2015-05-06

MLS to Launch Premium LED Lighting Brand ‘FOREST LED’ at India LED Expo

Providing a distinct aesthetic advantage, LEDs are allowing designers to reinvent lamps and light itself in ways that once seemed impossible. The innumerable benefits of LED lights in terms of energy-efficiency, environment-friendliness, cost-saving, zero UV emissions and design flexibility opens new opportunities for architects & interior designers, urban, town and smart city planners, project management consultants, building contractors and Lighting engineers. The technological potential of LEDs is only beginning to be realized and with the right blend can provide designers and town planners the flexibility to adjust and adapt the ambiance of indoor, outdoor, commercial and residential spaces with minimal energy consumption.
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2015-05-04

Regulations Slowdown U.S. Automotive Lighting Development

Europe and Asia have been driving advanced automotive LED lighting developments, while the technology has been slow to pick up in the U.S., due to more stringent legal requirements, reported New York Times.
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2015-05-04

Hands on Review of Acuity Brand's Chalina OLED Luminaire

Towards the end of 2014, Home Depot started to offer several Acuity Brands OLED luminaries, with prices starting at US $199. This was exciting - as these are the cheapest OLED lamps ever, and it is the first time OLEDs are offered at a major retail channel.
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2015-04-30

World Fair 2015: Milan Becomes First Italian Metropolis with LED Light

On the occasion of the forthcoming World Fair, Milan has taken the decision to become the first major Italian city to upgrade its road lighting to LED technology. The majority of over 140,000 luminaires were produced by the Italian luminaire manufacturer AEC Illuminazione and are equipped with the modern Optotronic 3DIM light management system from Osram. The new installation consumes less than half the power of the previous solution. “We're proud to accompany the city of Milan on its path towards an energy-efficient future with our pioneering technologies,” said a highly pleased Geert van der Meer, CEO of the LED Lamps & Systems business unit at Osram.
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2015-04-29

Lumileds To Establish LED Automotive Bulb Production Line in China

China’s “One Belt, One Road” policies spurred Lumileds to construct a new LED autmotive bulb production line, reported National Business Daily.
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2015-04-28

GE Lighting to Illuminate the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

GE announced today that in partnership with Iwasaki Electric Co. Ltd, the two companies will provide a stronger Lighting product portfolio to address the needs of the Organizing Committee in conjunction with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 
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2015-04-27

Jury Findings Impact on Everlight and Nichia Lawsuit

The judge’s final verdict will probably be based on Michigan Federal jury findings that two Nichia patents were invalid in the case against Everlight, said former Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) researcher Jerry Yu.
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2015-04-21

AUO to Make 4-inch iPhone 7 Displays, Sapphire Screens Ruled Out by LEDinside

Taiwanese display manufacturer AUO has become Apple’s smartphone screen supplier for the upcoming iPhone 7c, reported UDN.
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2015-04-21

University of Cambridge Selects Veeco MOCVD System for LED Development

Veeco Instruments announced today that the University of Cambridge, one of the most highly regarded research universities in the world, has ordered thePropel™ Power Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System for GaN-on-silicon (Si) power electronics and light emitting diode (LED) research and development.
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2015-04-20

LEDforum 2015: Sharing Business Development Strategies with LED Industry Giants, Free Registration

LEDforum 2015 in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China is less than 60 days away! If the LED industry’s performance in 2014 was extraordinary, than 2015 will be glorious. LEDinside estimates that the global LED lighting market will reach $25.7 billion dollars and its market penetration will increase 31% in 2015, while the overall lighting market is projected to grow to $82.1 billion.
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2015-04-20

LED Industry Focusing on UV/IR LED Niche Market Applications

Most LED manufacturers were displaying UV or IR LED related applications at SPIE Photonics West, and many of these new applications covered LED chips, dies, package and other products.
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2015-04-17

Apple Embraces OLED Displays for Future iPads?

Two years ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook deemed OLED screens color saturation as “awful,” and lauded Retina display resolution and color performance as far superior, but this all might be changing for the company’s future iPads.
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2015-04-16

BMW OLED Taillights Might Be Mass Produced By 2016 Earliest

OLED taillights BMW showcased in its conceptual M4 car model at CES 2015 will be making its way to new BMW M series cars by 2016, according to latest market rumors.
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2015-04-15

STG Aerospace to Upgrade Shanghai Airlines 767 Fleet with LED Emergency Floorpaths

STG Aerospace, a world leader in pioneering aircraft lighting technologies, is delighted to announce that its safTglo® photoluminescent emergency floorpath marking system has been chosen by Shanghai Airlines as a replacement for the combination of electrical and photoluminescent lighting systems previously installed in its fleet of Boeing 767s. Four of the airline’s seven-strong fleet have now been retrofitted with safTglo®.
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2015-04-14

Taiwanese Automotive Lighting Manufacturers Outlook and Challenges

Top automotive lighting manufacturers gave LEDinside team some insight about the market outlook and challenges at the 31st Taipei International Auto Parts and Accessories Show (Taipei AMPA), which ran from April 8-11, 2015 at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall and TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 Area A in Taiwan.
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2015-04-13

Aircraft Lighting Specialist STG Aerospace Establishes New Branch in China

STG Aerospace, a pioneer in aircraft lighting technologies, is delighted to announce that it has established an official presence in China with the launch of a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE), STG Aerospace (China) Co., Ltd. based in Shanghai. This new initiative is a reflection of the importance of China as a market for STG Aerospace. According to a recent IATA report, the country is expected to overtake the United States as the world’s largest air passenger market by 2030.
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2015-04-08

Deco Lighting and Daintree Networks Deliver Wireless-LED Fixtures for Commercial Lighting

Deco Lighting has joined forces with Daintree Networks, the leader in open networked wireless control and operation solutions for smart buildings, to create a cost-effective, fully-integrated LED Troffer solution with a wireless-enabled LED driver to be used with Deco LED fixtures. 
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2015-04-02

Smart Bulbs in Residential Sector to Reach 2M by 2020, says Strategy Analytics

Philips kicked off the smart bulb market nearly three years ago with its pricey Huebulb, but at this year's CES a horde of new entrants emerged.  The transition from incandescent to more energy efficient bulbs is an opening through which smart bulbs – LED bulbs with wireless radios built in, which can be controlled remotely – are gaining a foothold according to Strategy Analytics' Smart Home Strategies latest report. Belkin, GE and Philips are joined by Awox, Cree, LIFX, Sengled and a host of others are profiled in "Smart Light Bulbs: The Competitive Landscape".
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2015-04-01

Flexfire LED Strip Light Manufacturer Opens New Distribution Center in Tustin, California

Flexfire LEDs, a producer of linear LED lighting products and accessories, announces the opening of a new distribution center at 14761 Franklin Ave, Unit G, Tustin, CA, 92780. The U.S.-based company applauds the opening as an opportunity to expand its global operations, and further solidify its standing as a leading producer and supplier in the global marketplace for signature brand LED strip lighting products and accessories.
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2015-03-30

Abu Dhabi to Upgrade Traffic Signals with LEDs

Traffic signals in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be replaced with LED technology, said the city’s Department of Transport (DoT) recently.
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2015-03-24

C3 Lighting Solutions Develops Digital Classroom Lighting System

C3 Lighting Solutions has developed the first Advanced Digital Classroom Lighting System that can address lighting and acoustics, both necessary for improved learning.  “Imagine the impact on a child’s academic career if they attended a school where the classroom lighting reduced their test errors by 45% and increased their reading speed by 35%” said Rick Farrell, President of C3 Lighting Solutions. 
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2015-03-24

Learning How to Play the Piano with LED Keyboards

Traditional methods of learning to play an instrument can be frustrating for beginners, especially when it comes to memorizing instrument key position and music scores.
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2015-03-19

Orphe Smart Interactive LED Shoes for Dancers and Artists

A Japanese startup company no new folk studio has launched an interactive LED shoe that enables dancers, and artists to design lighting patterns from their unique dance moves.
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2015-03-11

DEKRA Becomes OSRAM Opto Semiconductors First Certified Partner for Testing and Certification Service

DEKRA Testing and Certification (Shanghai) signed the cooperation agreement with ORSAM recently becomming ORSAM's first certified partner for testing and certification in LLFY (LED Light for you) team.
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2015-03-10

Taiwan’s Light Pollution Law Draft to Regulate LED Billboards

Bright colorful LED billboards, and neon lights are deeply integrated in Taiwan’s nightscape. The country’s bustling night life has been a major attraction for foreign tourists, but overtly bright lights at night can also be a health and safety hazard. Some local residents have seen their circadian rhythm disrupted by the bright lights, and it can also impact traffic safety. For years, there was no law available to regulate light pollution, but all this is about to change, according to an Apple Daily report.
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2015-03-05

Eaton Introduces New LED Floodlight

Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of the Lumark Night Falcon™ light-emitting diode (LED) Floodlight Luminaire.
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2015-03-04

NEMA Publishes New Standards for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has recently published two new standards for Roadways and Area Lighting Equipment. The first is ANSI C136.16-2014 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Enclosed, Post Top-mounted Luminaires. This standard is useful to roadway and area lighting manufacturers, municipalities, and utilities; and provides requirements to allow for the interchangeability of enclosed, post top-mounted luminaires.
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2015-02-25

LED Industry’s 2014 Winners and Losers

The LED industry can be a peaceful paradise or a burning inferno. It can be a place where you introduce your beloved so they can prosper, or be turned into a torture device to be used against your worst enemy. Euphoria tightly entwined with bitter misery can be observed in the industry throughout 2014. Some manufacturers have emerged successful at the end of 2014, while others have sadly left the market.
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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