2014-04-07

Philips Lighting: When Light Becomes Data With Information

A sideways triangle means “play.” A red hand signals “don’t cross.” A white outline of a woman in a dress indicates “women’s restroom.” These are some very basic symbols that translate information without anyone thinking twice about from where they came.
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2014-04-03

Global Landmarks Turn Blue to Raise Autism Awareness

Each April 2, 2014, Autism Speaks celebrates Light It Up Blue along with the international autism community, in commemoration of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day.
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2014-03-26

Merck: Soluble Materials to Make OLED Widespread by 2018

“OLED lighting has a bright future” was a common theme at the Solid State Lighting forum 2014 where many manufacturers touted the advantages of OLED technology in comparison with LED. Among the many advocates was Manfred Weigand, Global OLED lighting Marketing Director for Merck. According to Weigand, a future where OLED becomes a true competitor with LED is absolutely obtainable. 
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2014-03-26

LED Horticultural Lighting the Next Big Trend

LEDs are no longer just for lighting. In recent years, LED technology has spread into the horticultural industry. Differing from traditional incandescent bulbs, LEDs are able to be designed to mimic sunlight and give off wavelengths necessary for plant growth. This allows for larger yield and year round harvesting. The past few years has seen a growing trend in horticultural lighting, which was evident at this year’s Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) 2014. 
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2014-03-25

OLED Advocates Focus on Lighting Quality

Advocates for OLED have argued the technology offers better lighting quality in terms of color temperature, health, and saves materials, according to panelists at Taiwan and Japan Lighting Industry Forum at Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) 2014 at Taiwan World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei, Taiwan that ran from March 20 to 24, 2014.
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2014-03-25

Martini Tech Starts to Offer GaN Deposition Service by MOCVD

Martini Tech has started to offer its customers a new GaN deposition service on sapphire substrates by MOCVD (metalorganic chemical vapour deposition) for LED (light emitting diode) applications.
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2014-03-24

LG to Launch Smart LED Bulbs

Following in Philips footsteps, LG Electronics recently announced on the company’s Korean website plans of launching smart LED bulbs that can be controlled via mobile phones.
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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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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