2015-12-25

Canadian Tire Corporation Recalls Decorative Holiday LED Lights Over Fire Hazards

This recall involves various Holiday Collection Christmas Lights. The Canadian Tire SKU number can be found on the box or receipt and by the CSA file numbers 224823 which can usually be found on the manufacturer's product identification label, which is a tag affixed to the wire of the light string. These CSA file numbers are not embossed on the plug of the light string; the numbers found on the plug relate only to that specific plug component and are not part of this recall.
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2015-12-23

Handy LED Wearable for First-Time Parents

A Canadian startup designed a LED wearable that could be a helpful aid for first-time parents, when it comes to tending their child.
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2015-12-23

Audi Expands Advanced Lighting Options in UK Car Models

On the UK’s shortest day Audi adds to the Christmas illuminations with advanced lighting that is now available for more models than ever before: Intelligent Audi Matrix LED headlights now available on many of the latest models: TT, A4, A6, A7 Sportback and Q7. S line versions of the A4, A6, A7, Q7 and TT fitted with all-LED headlights and LED rear lights as standard. Xenon plus headlights with LED DRLs as standard for the rest of the S line range. Laser lighting can also be specified on the all-new R8 and R8 V10 plus. Dynamic sweeping turn signals also standard front and rear in combination with Matrix LED headlights. Future lighting development work focusing on Matrix laser lights, laser rear fog light and OLED ‘Swarm’ technology
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2015-12-22

Japan Includes Raising LED Lighting Penetration in Global Warming Prevention Strategies

Japanese government held a special meeting at its Global Warming Prevention Headquarters to address global warming solutions and implement suggestions issued by COP21, the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris. The government aims to accelerate action plans and strategies.
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2015-12-22

Netflix Socks is the Only Wearable Tech You Need to Survive Binge-watching Holiday

As some people welcome the long holiday ahead, binge- watching is sometimes one of the most popular activity to do in midwinter. However, accidentally falling asleep and waking up confused many episodes later, probably is not a welcoming way to celebrate Christmas.
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2015-12-22

Bellingham Halves Streetlight Energy Bill Following LED Upgrade

Bellingham is the largest city in Whatcom County in the State of Washington, U.S. The streets of the city started to look brighter from Dec. 7, 2015, following the ongoing LED streetlights conversion. Crews from Northwest Edison, an energy company, started switching the city’s aging high- pressure sodium lamps to LEDs, reported the Bellingham Herald.
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2015-12-22

How LED Lighting Affects Tomatoes Quality

To satisfy increasing consumer demand for locally grown, fresh tomatoes during off-seasons, greenhouse tomato growers often need to rely on supplemental lighting. Tomato growers are looking to light-emitting diodes (LEDs), favored for their energy-saving potential, as an alternative to high-pressure sodium lamps (HPS) in greenhouse operations. A recent study offers new information about the feasibility of using LEDs in greenhouse tomato operations.
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2015-12-21

Can Philips Lead the Smart Lighting Industry Developments with Hue Bridge?

A Philips Hue software update last Wednesday banned third-party LED bulbs from pairing up with Hue Bridge created a lot of backlash, according to a Chinese-language ifanr report. A day later the company reversed the decision to embrace third-party bulb support once more.
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2015-12-21

The Philippines Updates Lighting and Other Electronic Device Regulations

The Philippines has recently updated its lamp holders and other luminaire standards, according to a DEKRA press release.
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2015-12-21

Will EDM Parties Be The New Niche Market for LEDs?

Traditionally, LEDs are wielded as glow stick replacements at concerts, or found on banners and boards made by fans. Some artists will occasionally wear LED dresses to light up the show, but a new startup is catching on the trend of gloving at EDM rave parties.
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2015-12-18

Nikkiso Partners up with Formosa Plastics Group to Build World’s Largest UV LED Factory in Taiwan

Japanese UV LED manufacturer Nikkiso is collaborating with Formosa Plastics Group to build the world’s largest UV LED factory in Taiwan, reported Japanese media Nikkei.
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2015-12-18

Sears Canada Recalls Decorative LED String Lights Made in China

This recall involves the WholeHome Noel 70 L.E.D. light string in warm white, for indoor and outdoor use.  The product can be identified by the model number 25074, UPC number 45025074001, CSA file number 223812 and manufacture date code 07/2015. Consumers are able to locate the model number, CSA file number and manufacture date code on the white tag affixed to the wire.
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2015-12-18

Connecticut Town to Convert 2,358 Streetlights to LED

Town council members from Berlin located in Connecticut, U.S. has approved a US $ 1.48 million contract to swap 2,538 streetlights with LEDs , reported Hartford Courant.
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2015-12-18

Calibre Brings Retro Arcade Gaming to Large LED Screens at ISE 2016

For the very first time at ISE, Calibre will move their tradeshow booth to hall 11 of the Amsterdam RAI.
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2015-12-17

Philips Hue Reverts Software Update to Include Third-Party Bulbs

“We recently upgraded the software for Philips Hue to ensure the best seamless connected lighting experience for our customers. This change was made in good faith. However, we under estimated the impact this would have on a small number of customers who use lights from other brands which could not be controlled by the Philips Hue software. In view of the sentiment expressed by our customers, we have decided to reverse the software upgrade so that lights from other brands continue to work as they did before with the Philips Hue system.
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2015-12-16

Orion Energy Systems Granted New LED Troffer Retrofit Light Fixture Systems U.S. Patent

Orion Energy Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance, energy-efficient retrofit lighting platforms, today announced that it was granted a new patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Pat. No. 9,206,948) directed to design improvements and technical advancements in the hanging methods and door assemblies of troffer light fixture retrofit systems.
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2015-12-14

RVLT Supplies LED Lighting Solutions for Private Medical Facility in Argentina

Revolution Lighting Technologies, a leader in advanced LED lighting technology solutions, today announced that its distributor Brightness LLC has provided more than 3,500 RVLT LED Thin Panel and Vapor Tight fixtures for installation at Galeno Group's newest medical facility, Trinidad Ramos Mejia Hospital, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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2015-12-11

Seoul Viosys UV LEDs Zaps Hepatitis C Viruses in Korea

On December 10th, SEOUL VIOSYS (President Jaejo Kim,www.seoulviosys.com ), a global leading company in UV LED solutions, announced that they provided the Violeds, a space station cleaning technology, to Professor Soon-Bong Hwang, Korea’s leading expert in Hepatitis C research, and his research team (National Research Laboratory for Hepatitis C virus (NRL)) at Ilsong Institute of Life Sciences of Hallym University and the research team found that 99.9% of Hepatitis C virus was eliminated after a 5 minute-long exposure to the UV LED package with the application of the Violeds technology from the results of experiments that measured the effect of sterilization of Hepatitis C virus.
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2015-12-11

Researchers Find New Nanastructure Design to Improve LEDs and Solar Cell Efficiency

Light and electricity dance a complicated tango in devices like LEDs, solar cells and sensors. A new anti-reflection coating developed by engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, lets light through without hampering the flow of electricity, a step that could increase efficiency in such devices.
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2015-12-11

Philips and Xiaomi Collaborate on Smart LED Desklamps

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, together with Xiaomi, an internet-driven smartphone company, launches Philips EyeCare connected desk lamp - designed to deliver optimal eye comfort as you read or work¹. By collecting ‘light signals’ through the Xiaomi smartphone, Philips EyeCare connected desk lamp is able to automatically adjust the high quality connected light from Philips, ensuring your eyes have the right light for the task at hand.
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2015-12-09

EcoSense Lighting Acquires Journee Lighting

EcoSense®, a fast-growing LED technology company, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Journée Lighting.  Journée Lighting is a privately owned, CA-based lighting company that specializes in the design and development of specification grade lighting.
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2015-12-09

Cree Turnkey LED Lighting Solutions Slashes Energy Bill for Thermo Fisher Scientific

After years of searching for the right partner to help implement LED lighting across its Asheville, N.C. campus, Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, chose Cree to provide a turnkey solution to achieve the rigorous operational requirements and energy returns necessary to make the switch from traditional lighting possible. The industry-leading LED luminaires installed across the facility are already generating positive results, delivering an anticipated three-year payback with a 1.1M KWH power reduction and savings of up to 40 percent annually.
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2015-12-08

Japan Display Becomes Latest Bidder for Apple iPhone 8 OLED Panel Orders

Rumors of Apple’s intention to trade existing LCD display technology for the lighter and thinner OLED screens has been circulating awhile on the market, a recent report from Japanese newspaper Nikkan has named Japan Display as the latest contender for Apple’s iPhone 8 OLED panel orders.
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2015-12-08

DOE Joins International Collaboration to Light the World with 10B LED Bulbs

Stand next to a traditional incandescent bulb and a light-emitting diode (LED) bulb, and you will feel the difference as much as see it. Both produce the same amount of light, yet the incandescent bulb is too hot to touch. All that excess heat is wasted energy.
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2015-12-04

Hot Picks of the Week Nov. 30-Dec. 4

LEDinside projections of the LED market outlook in 2016 are published below for UVC LED market, and other niche market applications.India LED bulb prices might be marked down INR 20 further. A couple of business deals to follow recently, Tridonic sells its signage business to AgiLight, while Philips adds Ledra to its lineup of LED bulb patent licensees.
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2015-12-04

Jakarta Government to Spend Rp 1.2 Trillion on LED Streetlight Upgrade

Indonesian capital Jakarta is spending Rp 1.2 trillion (US $86,736) on LED streetlight upgrades, reported Coconuts Jakarta.
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2015-12-04

Star War Actress Lupita Nyong’o Outshines Everyone on the Red Carpet with LEDs Lit Dress

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, who stars in the upcoming film The Force Awakens, has literally lit up the Star Wars film inspired fashion show Force 4 Fashion with her LED dress, reported Teen Vogue.
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2015-12-04

Apple Files Patent for Displays Woven into Fabrics

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published an Apple patent application for integrating displays into woven fabrics, reported 9to5Mac.
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2015-12-04

Philips Supplies 76,000 Solar LED Streetlights to UPNEDA and MANIREDA in India

Philips, the global leader in lighting and India’s leading lighting company, has won  two major separate LED solar street lighting contracts for UPNEDA (Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency) and MANIREDA (Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency). The tender process involved meeting the exacting requirements of both UPNEDA and MANIREDA with a strong focus on energy conversion based on new and renewable energy sources.
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2015-12-04

Remtec Acquired by Precision Glass-to-Metal Seals Manufacturer LTI

Remtec, the leading manufacturer of ceramic substrates, packages and submounts using PCTF (Plated Copper on Thick Film) metallization, has been acquired by LTI (www.legacytechnologies.com), a major player in the field of precision glass-to-metal seals and glass-to-metal hermetic packages.
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AcroOptics, a research lighting company with product lines focused on aquaculture, algaculture, horticulture and biological research, has developed the CRAVE LED Reef Aquarium Lighting System, a configurable native habitat simulation lighting ... READ MORE

MaxLite introduces the DiscMAX LED Post Top Luminaire as energy efficient lighting with architectural appeal for parking areas and large outdoor spaces.

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