2015-09-24

DOE Publishes CALiPER Report on the Photometric Testing of White-Tunable LED Luminaires

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released Report 23: Photometric Testing of White-Tunable LED Luminaires, which is the first in a planned series of investigations on color-tunable LED luminaires. The main goal of the new study was to understand the amount of testing required to characterize a white-tunable LED lighting product. In this case, determining a sufficient protocol required more extensive testing than would be feasible for widespread use. Eight white-tunable luminaires were tested at dozens of points covering the range of color tuning (CCT) and dimming (luminous intensity).
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2015-09-24

Quirky Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection, to Sell Smart Home Platform

Quirky (“Quirky”) and its affiliates (together, the “Company”) announced today that it filed a voluntarily petition under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
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2015-09-24

Audi's Future e-tron Quattro Concept Car Showcases OLED Dashboard and Displays

“Audi will present an all-electric, luxury-class sport SUV in early 2018. The Audi e‑tron quattro concept provides a concrete foretaste of this,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Audi Board of Management for Technical Development. “It combines driving pleasure with great range, an expressive design and excellent comfort.”
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2015-09-24

Eaton Solutions Upgrades Los Angeles International Airport with LED Lighting

Power management company Eaton today announced it’s helping to improve optical performance and energy efficiency at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Central Terminal Area (CTA). As part of the first and second phases of the $118-million LAX Curbside Appeal and Roadway Improvement Project, Eaton played a pivotal role in revamping the exterior curbside lighting using its light-emitting diode (LED) technology with each new street lighting pole consuming 48 percent less energy than the previous 33-year-old, high-pressure sodium lights they replaced.
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2015-09-23

Lextar, Cree and Leadray Energy Partner up on LED Streetlight Projects

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Lextar announced recently it formed a partnership with Leadray Energy and Cree in LED streetlight R&D.
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2015-09-22

U.K. County Asks Opinions from Local for Public LED Lighting Conversion

Kent residents and businesses are being asked for their views on options for street lighting across the county. Kent County Council has secured funding to convert the county’s 118,000 street lights to Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology – which will mean annual savings of up to £5.2million for Kent’s council taxpayers.
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2015-09-22

Chicago Mayor Announces Plans to Modernize City Lighting

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) today released a Request for Information (RFI) for the Chicago Smart Lighting Project, which seeks to update the City of Chicago’s electric lighting infrastructure. The goal of the Smart Lighting Project is to transition the City’s and Parks’ lighting to LED technology and to replace outdated infrastructure to achieve efficiencies, cost savings, and improved performance. A large-scale conversion to more environmentally friendly LED technology will reduce electricity use and utility costs. This overhaul of City lighting fixtures and Chicago Park District pathway lighting will be financed through cost savings and potentially, new revenue sources that do not include additional taxpayer funds.
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2015-09-21

Finnish Researchers Develop More Accurate Methods for Measuring LEDs Luminous Efficacy

The method helps discovering the most efficient lamps, which may save billions in lighting costs in the future.
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2015-09-21

Singapore Introduces Bus Lane LED Warning Lights in Certain Areas

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be installing LED warning lights in four locations in late 2015, reported The Strait Times.
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2015-09-21

NHL and Constellation to Upgrade Cambria County War Memorial Arena with LED Lightings

The National Hockey League (NHL) and its official energy services partner, Constellation, will extend their joint commitment to improve environmental sustainability within the sport of hockey for Kraft Hockeyville USA, the Sept. 29 preseason game between the Pittsburgh Penguins® and Tampa Bay Lightning® at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pa.
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2015-09-21

Nevada-based Cannabis Grower to Purchase LED Grow Lights from Illumitex

Illumitex Inc., LED innovator and maker of the world’s most optically advanced lighting products for horticulture, today announced it has signed a new customer, Green Life Productions (GLP). Based in Nevada, GLP is a pioneer in the organic cannabis cultivation industry. Illumitex’s highly sophisticated lighting technology will enable Green Life Productions to accelerate and maximize sustainable cannabis growth; producing a large yield while using less energy without the use of harmful chemicals.
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2015-09-18

Deployable Forensic Lab Illuminated by LED Lighting

Two local companies team up to revamp a mobile forensic laboratory. LumaStream designs and manufactures low-voltage LED lighting systems. The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) creates deployable forensic laboratories from standard ISO shipping containers. Together, they have redesigned NFSTC's mobile laboratory to include the latest in lighting technology.
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2015-09-17

Statistics Show Indonesia Holds Great LED Market Potential

Indonesia is situated in Southeast Asia and is located on the Equator. It is close to Papua New Guinea, East Timor and borders Malaysia. Geolocation wise the world’s largest archipelago is also an ocean across from Thailand, Singapore, Philippines and Australia. With a population of 240 million people scattered across 18,307 islands, Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world following China, India, and U.S. Annual economic growth rates peaked to 6.3% over the past few years indicating it is a country that holds great market potential.
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2015-09-17

U.S. Doctor Uses Red LED Technology to Aid Weight Loss

A few weeks ago, Hollywood actress Jessica Alba created a buzz on the Internet with her anti-age LED skin care treatment. Turns out LEDs market potential in the beauty sector extends to weight loss, and for those aiming to stay thin and slim.
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2015-09-17

Li-Fi Paves a New Future for Lighting

Jules Verne said in Around the World in 80 Days: “Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.” Today, that is truer than ever before. Did you ever think it would be possible to communicate so easily with anyone around the world? Surely not. With what we already know about technology and with what we can imagine, there are limitless possibilities for smart cities and for the marketplace of tomorrow. And while the ideas may seem like a sci-fi fantasy now, the current rate of progress means we’re already on the brink of a totally unexpected future.
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2015-09-17

Honda's Remake of Civic Highlights Exterior LED Lights

- Two new powertrains, including first Honda turbo engine in U.S.   - Available Honda Sensing™ technologies   - Compatible with Apple CarPlay®, the smarter, simpler way to use your iPhone in the car   - Also supports Android Auto™   - New styling includes significant use of LED lighting   - New platform and package yields largest cabin in compact class
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2015-09-16

OPPLE Lighting Unveils Branding Campaign to Boost Presence in Thailand Market

OPPLE Lighting, a leading lighting manufacturer based in Shanghai, China, recently launched a branding campaign extending point of sales with aggressive promotion in Bangkok, Thailand, with an aim to enhance the brand awareness, help the terminal stores improve their images and boost sales, and introduce OPPLE LED products to the consumers.
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2015-09-16

Ephesus Lighting to Upgrade Bridgestone Arena with LEDs

 Ephesus Lighting, the leader in developing digital lighting solutions for sports arenas, stadiums and fields of all sizes has been selected to create an LED arena lighting solution for Bridgestone Arena, home of the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators and the host site for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game.
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2015-09-15

The Fraunhofer Institute Tests Graphene as An Alternative for Transparent Electrode for OLEDs

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP will show for the first time organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) on graphene at Plastic Electronics 2015 (6th − 8th of October 2015, fair area Dresden, booth 1549, joint booth of OES – Organic Electronic Saxony). These OLEDs are an interim result from the project GLADIATOR funded by the European Commission.
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2015-09-14

Zumtobel Group Acquires UK LED Lighting Company acdc

The international lighting corporation Zumtobel Group has acquired as of today a majority holding in UK lighting company AC/DC LED Holdings Ltd (acdc). The company based in Barrowford, north of Manchester, is an innovative supplier of high-end LED lighting solutions with a focus on the architectural façade and hospitality segments. acdc started off its business with high brightness LED luminaires in 2001. 
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2015-09-14

UK Maritime Agency Advises Against Using White LED Retrofits in Tricolor Navigational Lights in Vessels

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) in UK has sent a notice recently asking boat and vessel owners to refrain from using white LED retrofits in traditional tungsten filament tricolor navigational lights.
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2015-09-11

iPhone 6S Replaces Front LED Flash Lights with Monitor Backlighting

The specs on iPhone 6s were not far off from early predictions in the industry, such as Apple will be redesigning the phone to meet selfie enthusiasts’ demands, reported Chinese-language media TechNews.
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2015-09-11

Manufacturers Disappointed Again by Sapphire-free iPhone 6S

Sapphire screens were missing on Apple’s latest smartphone again. Apple fans waited in eager anticipation in front of their computer monitors during the twilight hours of Sept. 10, Beijing time, just to catch a glimpse of the new products at the annual fall product launch event.
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2015-09-11

Philips Recalls 370,000 Halogen Bulbs Due to Laceration and Burn Hazards

The lens of the bulb can shatter in the lamp or the lens fall off and shatter, posing a laceration and burn hazard.
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2015-09-11

VolkerHighways Wins US$ 32 M Contract to Upgrade UK Highway Lights

VolkerHighways has been awarded a GBP 21 million (US $32.42 million) contact to maintain nearly 41,000 streetlights in Bournemouth and Poole over the next 10 years.
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2015-09-11

Heliospectra’s Smart LED Grow Lights Receives EU Patents

Heliospectra, a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for plant research and greenhouse cultivation, has had its European patent application approved by the European Patent Office. This marks the seventh region to approve the Company’s core patent, as Europe joins the U.S., Russia, China, Canada, Japan, and Hong Kong.
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2015-09-10

AIXTRON Sells Encapsulation Machine to Major Asian Display Manufacturer for OLED Barrier Film Deposition

AIXTRON, a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, has sold the first OPTACAP™-200 encapsulation tool to a major Asian display manufacturer. The standalone R&D system that handles substrate sizes of 200 mm x 200 mm was ordered in the third quarter 2015 and is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter 2016.
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2015-09-10

DOE Publishes CALiPER Report on the Photoelectric Performance of LED MR16 Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released Report 22.1, which is part of a series of investigations on LED MR16 lamps. Report 22 investigated the photometric performance of 27 LED MR16 lamps compared to benchmark halogens. Report 22.1 examines the photoelectric performance of that same set of lamps, using commercially available transformers and dimmers, as well as laboratory power supplies providing either AC or DC.
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2015-09-10

TCP Recalls Connected Brand Downlights Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

TCP recalls nearly 30,000 connected LED downlights over potential shock hazards.
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2015-09-09

LED T8 Tubes Tops North America Recall Lists in 2015

Several large lighting brands have made large scale recalls over the past three months in the North America market, such as Cree, Osram Sylvania and IKEA. Even large lighting brands are not exempt from occasional faulty products. LEDinside takes a closer look into these recalls trends.
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LED trailblazer Lighting Science® is pleased to debut theVividGroTM line, another innovative series of commercial LED lighting solutions from the industry leader. Tailored to the agr... READ MORE

Today Lumileds introduces the new LUXEON XR-TX module, incorporating 12 LUXEON TX high-efficacy LEDs to produce 3300 lumens and 140 lm/W at nominal drive conditions*. In a convenient rigid form factor, the modules are designed to be readily co... READ MORE