2016-05-18

DOE Awards Three Grants to SSL Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy have awarded three Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. These Phase I grants will explore the technical merit and commercial potential of different innovative concepts or technologies that are expected to contribute to the achievement of the price and performance goals described in DOE’s SSL R&D Plan.
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2016-05-17

British Research Highlights Importance of Human Factor in LED Design

A report into the human responses to LED lighting solutions has concluded that the human reaction to light sources should be a primary factor in deciding to deploy them, not just efficiency or cost.
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2016-05-16

Georgia Power to Upgrade Streetlights to LEDs and Slashes Energy Bill for Athens-Clarke County

Georgia Power is working with the Athens-Clarke County Transportation and Public Works Department to convert approximately 4,300 roadway lights in Athens-Clarke County from high-pressure sodium (HPS) to light-emitting diode (LED) technology. The project began the week of May 9 and is expected to take 6-8 weeks to complete. It involves no capital cost to Athens-Clarke County.
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2016-05-16

Arecont Vision Technology Partners with IR Specialist iluminar

Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, has announced that Iluminar, a leading manufacturer of IR and white light illumination products, has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program. Iluminar products are available in the Arecont Vision MegaLab™ as part of the agreement to enable pre-installation integration and new product testing.
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2016-05-16

Manchester United Outperforms Competitors When Playing Under in LED Floodlights

Manchester United stand head and shoulders above their rivals when it comes to Premier League matches played under floodlights, research by the UK’s leading online LED lighting retailer, LED Hut revealed today.
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2016-05-13

Solar Watt Box Creates Off-the-grid Campsite, Charges up LED Lights for Longer Time

A Chicago-based team launched Kickstarter campaign for its portable solar battery called Solar Watt Box. The campaign pledged for US $8,500 and has secured US $1,035 in total.
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2016-05-13

Fulham Partners with Control Network Solutions to Deliver Smart DALI-based Lighting Solutions

Fulham, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has partnered with Control Network Solutions (CNS), to deliver a smart lighting solution based on the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) intelligent lighting communications standard. Fulham's new line of WorkHorse LED programmable dimming DALI drivers are designed to interoperate with CNS's elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system to provide an extensible lighting system that is easy to install, commission, and control.
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2016-05-12

Cree Files Counterclaim against Feit Electric in U.S.

Cree, a leader in LED lighting, has filed counterclaims in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina against Feit Electric Company, Inc. to stop infringement of Cree’s patented technologies. The suit alleges infringement of two patents related to LED bulbs.
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2016-05-12

Issey Miyake Shop in Belgium Lit up with LEDs

Zumtobel’s Brand PR manager Andreas Reimann sheds light on the lights used to brighten up Issey Miyake shop in Antwerp, Belgium in this company blog entry.
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2016-05-11

Western Sydney Council Celebrates Finished LED Streetlight Installation

The biggest LED street light replacement project in NSW, Light Years Ahead, has come to an end with the last light installed in March.
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2016-05-11

City of Binghamton Releases Carbon Emission Reduction Results from LED Streetlight Upgrade

City of Binghamton Mayor Richard David, announced the annual environmental impact benefits of converting the 7,000 streetlights in the U.S. city to LED technology.
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2016-05-10

Cree and Kingbright Settle Patent Dispute and Sign License Agreement

Cree, a leader in LED lighting, announced today that it has reached a confidential settlement in its patent infringement lawsuit with Kingbright, Inc. Kingbright and Cree have agreed to a royalty bearing, worldwide license to the Cree patents-in-suit, thereby ending the lawsuit between the parties.
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2016-05-09

India LED Manufacturer Syska Launches Smart Bulbs

Indian LED manufacturer Syska launched a colorful smart LED bulb in the local market at a price of INR 1,999 (US $30.96), reported Techradar.
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2016-05-09

Fraunhofer Institute Develops Glass-on-glass Laminated OLEDs from the Roll

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP will be presenting flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) at AIMCAL 2016 in Dresden, Germany, from May 30th to June 2nd, 2016. These OLEDs have been fabricated on ultra-thin glass and encapsulated with a ultra-thin glass foil in the same process.
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2016-05-09

Sohar Port and Freezone in Oman Upgrades to LED Streetlights

The Sohar Port and Freezone located in Middle East nation Oman, announced that it will be installing LED streetlight systems within premises of the port and freezone, reported Times of Oman.
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2016-05-09

New York's Nightsky Lit up by Circling LEDs-tagged Pigeons

Started from last week, New York’s night skies were lit by up to 2,000 pigeons flew with LEDs strapped to their legs. The performance held in Brooklyn Navy Yard, named “Fly by Night”, was launched by artist Duke Riley. The massive flock followed the artist’s whistle, circled in the sky for 30 minutes over the deck of a decommissioned U.S. Navy ship.
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2016-05-06

Hot Picks of the Week May 2-6

It has been confirmed that Philips Lighting will be issuing an IPO instead of being put up for sale, Philips will gradually sell more than 25% of its stake in the lighting business. Additionally, the company’s IPO announcement will disappoint several investors, such as Go Scale Capital, Melrose, and Apollo to name a few that had previously been interested in submitting bidding proposals. The company’s lighting arm in Thailand has also decided to shut down its fluorescent bulb factory as market penetration of LEDs escalate in the local market to more than 34%.
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2016-05-06

EVERLIGHT LED Components Break into Automotive Supply Chains in Emerging Markets

The market for automotive LED components has grown rapidly in recent years. In the interior automotive lighting application market, the penetration of LED products has reached 70% to 80%. The number of vehicles using LED headlamps has also increased considerably.  Among Taiwan-based LED package suppliers, EVERLIGHT has been the most active in the automotive LED market. As one of the leading LED manufacturers worldwide, EVERLIGHT has overcome technology barriers to achieve mass production capability to provide a wide range of automotive LED products. In a recent interview with LEDinside, Torrent Chin, Associate Vice President, Product R&D Marketing, EVERLIGHT, discussed in detail the company’s developments in the automotive LED market and trends observed.
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2016-05-05

The SnapLight Case Sells Out Over 5000 Units In Less Than A Month

The flow of shipments, distribution deals, and retail purchases occurring at Snap Light, LLC headquarters is a clear indication that availability of their new LED Light Case, the SnapLight™ Case, has filled a welcomed gap in the tech industry’s cell phone accessories market. International demand including deals across three continents, orders from lifestyle and fashion giants and negotiations with top buyers from other notable big box tech retailers have placed the SnapLight™ Case among the tech industry’s 2016 must-have list and other top products: All in less than 30 days.
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2016-05-05

Wide Beam Area Headlamp Lets Outdoor Lovers Enjoy the Pure Trekking Experience

    A U.S.-based startup launched crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its personal outdoor illuminating gadget, ONE8Ø. The team has secured US $111, 153, which is almost 10 times of their pledged goal, from 1,777 backers.   One80 got its name from the semicircular design, offering both headlamp and waist light for selection.   The 180 degree light, which is also the origin of its name, enable wider view during outdoor activities. The semicircular light strip set the user free from repeatedly turning one’s head for illumination. ...
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2016-05-04

LEDs-illuminated Nightgowns Made an Impression at Met Gala 2016

As the dress code goes by “Tech white tie” under the theme “Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology” for Met Gala 2016, many Hollywood celebrities naturally opt for shining, metallic and sleek textures for their nightgowns.
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2016-05-04

US $5 is Enough to Light up the Economic Future of Dominican Families

Shawn Hakim and Jacqueline Gallardo recently launched a campaign on Indiegogo to raise money for solar-charging LED lamps for people resident in off grid area deep in Dominican jungles.
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2016-05-04

New Mexico’s Largest City to be lit up with 19,000 LED Streetlights

In October of 2015 the City of Albuquerque in New Mexico, U.S., through the Department of Municipal Development and Department of Accounting and Financial Services/ Purchasing Division, released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the evaluation and implementation of energy efficiency and reduced maintenance project for city owned street lighting. After much review of all proposals received, Citelum Group was selected as the winning bidder. As part of their contract, Citelum will evaluate and develop a plan to convert approximately 19,000 city-owned street lights to LED.
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2016-05-03

Google Patents Tearable Displays

Google (also known as Alphabet) has patented a display that can be ripped and disposed, according to Mesh Republic and numerous reports.
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2016-04-29

Hot Picks of the Week April. 25-29

As previously communicated, Philips continues to simultaneously prepare for an initial public offering (IPO) or a private sale of Philips Lighting. With equity markets’ sentiment improving compared to the first couple of months of the year, an IPO increasingly appears a more likely outcome, subject to further market developments and other relevant circumstances.
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2016-04-29

German Town Embeds LED Traffic Lights on Crossing Ground for "Smartphone Zombies"

Augsburg, an university town in south Germany now can call itself a safer city for the so-called "smartphone zombies" as it is to officially embed LED lights to the road to display traffic lights to pedestrians that bury their head in the mobile, reoprted Sputnik Germany.
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2016-04-28

Indian State to Become 100% LED-lit by Distributing 1.5M LED Bulbs at US $0.38 and 166K Streetlight Upgrade

Goa, a state located in the South western region of India is to become the first state 100% lit with LEDs. The authority, the Electricity Department, has rolled out the distribution project of 1.5 million LED bulbs to approximately 489, 000 local consumers. Meanwhile, LED streetlight replacement project hosted by EESL will switch 166,000 conventional streetlights to LEDs, reported Herald.
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2016-04-28

Current Grows Intelligent Environments App Catalog, Unlocks Digital Outcomes in Three Cities

To accelerate digital outcomes and use cases for commercial, industrial and municipal users, Current, powered by GE (NYSE: GE), is adding 15 partners and microservices to its open Intelligent Environments ecosystem. The growth in the company’s app catalog and digital capabilities comes as Current deploys intelligent LED infrastructure in three cities –Tianjin, China; Schenectady, New York; and Cleveland – and on the heels of the company’s acquisition of Daintree Networks, an enterprise IoT provider of building controls solutions for small and medium commercial facilities.
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2016-04-27

DOE Releases GATEWAY Report on OLED Lighting in an Office Setting

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a report on the first GATEWAY demonstration involving OLED lighting. Aurora Lighting Design, Inc., in Grayslake, IL, installed Acuity Brands' TriliaTM OLED lighting system in September 2014. The new report recounts the experiences of this pioneering project and provides valuable feedback to OLED and component manufacturers as well as luminaire manufacturers.
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2016-04-27

Zumtobel Group AG and Bosch Software Innovations Team up in the Development of IoT Solutions for Commercial Lighting Applications

Zumtobel Group, an international lighting group and a leading player in the field of innovative lighting solutions and components, and Bosch Software Innovations, the software and systems house of the Bosch Group, will cooperate for more energy efficient and intelligent commercial buildings. In a development partnership project, the companies will initially focus on remote monitoring and space management in the area of smart lighting solutions for connected buildings.
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Better visual perception of green light (520 nm – 530 nm) compared to red, and the simultaneous availability of green laser diodes lead to an increased demand for green lasers.

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Cree announces the new QLS6A and QLS6B LEDs, the industry’s brightest side-view LEDs optimized for gaming applications, delivering up to 66% higher luminous intensity than other side-view LEDs. The new side-view packaged LEDs enable clea... READ MORE