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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2014-02-14

Apple Rumored To Be Testing Bezel-Free iPhone

Apple has filed for a new flexible OLED display patent, and is rumored to be developing a bezel-free iPhone display, according to numerous media reports.
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2014-02-13

Detroit and Philadelphia Upgrade to LED Streetlights

Two U.S. cities Detroit and Philadelphia have recently announced plans of upgrading to LED streetlights, according to recent U.S. media reports.
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2014-02-07

Taiwanese Manufacturers Scramble for Sapphire Substrate Patents

Under the influence of Apple, manufacturers have maintained a positive outlook for sapphire substrate applications in consumer electronics, according to a Chinese-language CNA report. Aside from Apple, Taiwanese manufacturers are also quickening sapphire substrate patent applications.
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2014-02-07

LightLab Partners Osram Fluorescent Materials to Develop Luminescent Powder

LightLab has signed an agreement with Osram Fluorescent Materials to co-develop a luminescent powder for general lighting. The two parties will jointly invest resources to develop a new powder optimized for LightLab’s EEE Light™ Technology.
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2014-02-07

Plastic Logic and Novaled Partner to Develop Flexible OLED for Wearable Applications

Plastic Logic, the leader in the development and industrialisation of flexible organic electronics, and Novaled, a leading company in organic electronic materials and technology for OLED applications, announce a partnership which will transform and accelerate the market for flexible and wearable displays. The companies demonstrate today at the Flextech Conference in Phoenix, AZ a truly flexible, plastic, fully organic AMOLED display.
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2014-02-05

GE Smart Lighting Technology to Help San Diego Save More than US$25,000 Annually

San Diego announced today that it will illuminate its downtown district with GE Lighting’s intelligent lighting system, including LED street lighting, making it the first city in the United States to adopt GE’s LightGrid™ technology. The new system, set to be in place by spring of this year, will offer improved and energy-efficient lighting that will save the city more than a quarter-million dollars in energy costs each year.
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2014-01-24

Foxconn Begins Sample Production of Sapphire Substrate Cover iPhones

Apple OEM partner Foxconn’s Lunhua factory in Shenzhen has begun test assembly of sapphire substrate display cover iPhones, according to Chinese-language Apple Daily report. Foxconn has packaged 100 sapphire substrate display cover phones. Despite the small number assembled it is a huge development for Foxconn. Foxconn has declined to comment on individual client conditions.
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2014-01-22

Nice Smelling…LED Bulbs?

Walking along the aisles close to the prototype lighting section at Lighting Japan 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight on Jan. 17, one could not miss the heavily perfumed smells of roses and stock that drifted out from Taiwanese LED manufacturer Macroblock’s booth.
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2014-01-22

Philips India Teams up with MTDC to Give Gateway of India Lighting Makeover

Philips India and Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) have teamed up to give the Gateway of India a spectacular lighting makeover on January 24th.
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2014-01-17

AsiaTree Global Technology Provides Solution for Mass Production of High Quality LED T8 Tube Lights

A large number of LED manufacturers have set a high goal for quantity of LED bulb and LED tube light shipments. However, the number of manufacturers who are able to employ a completely automated production system is small. Only a limited number of LED manufactures are currently producing LED bulbs through automated production. LED tube design is yet to be integrated and differences between assembly processes has lead to the market not being fully equipped for automated production of tube lighting.
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2014-01-16

Everlight Brands LED Luminaires through New Subsidiary at Lighting Japan 2014

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight intent of further developing LED luminaires becomes more evident at Lighting Japan 2014, which took place from Jan. 15-17 at Tokyo Big Sight. In the far corner of prototype lighting at the lighting trade show, Everlight Group subsidiary Liang displayed a series of new LED luminaire prototypes. The new player on the LED market speaks about its origins and brand philosophy.
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2014-01-15

Lighting Japan 2014: Still a Long Road Ahead for OLED Lighting

At Lighting Japan 2014 in Tokyo Big Sight, OLED industry insiders of have noted that there is still a long way to go before the technology can become mature enough to compete with LEDs.
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2014-01-14

NAVIGATE Jacket Changes the Art of Travel

Following months of research and development, Wearable Experiments has invented a new way of enjoying a city, completely hands free. No need to be hunched over a map or mobile device, at one press of a button your jacket can take you there.
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2014-01-14

Apple Files Foldable Device Patent in Korea

Apple has added a new patent to its flexible patent arsenal in Korea, according to a Patently Apple report. The report uncovered a discreetly filed patent under engineer member names, and noted as Apples patent lawsuits with Korean manufacturers Samsung and LG escalate, it makes all the sense that the company is filing more patents in the country.
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2014-01-13

Andy Zhou Launches Flexible OLED Luminaire Plus Pendant

Australian designer Andy Zhou, a fresh 2013 graduate of Bachelors of Industrial Design at Monash University has introduced a flexible OLED luminaire that can be programmed to flex and display various lighting patterns. Below is a detailed introduction of the OLED luminaire from Zhou’s website:
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2014-01-13

LED Adhesive Keeps LED Lights Shining Bright

As the lighting industry evolves to solid state lighting, so do the requirements for LED assembly adhesives, sealants and functional coatings used in the manufacture of light-emitting diode bulbs, lamps, light fixtures and luminaries.
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2014-01-10

Orion Energy Systems Launches LED Door Retrofit (LDR) Suite

Orion Energy Systems is ringing in the New Year with the launch of the complete suite of LED Door Retrofit (LDR) products. The LDR is an energy efficient LED retrofit that is completely assembled within the door frame.
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2014-01-07

Zackees Makes Nightime Riding Safe with LED Turn Signal Gloves

More people are not making the switch to riding bicycles because of safety risks. Riding at night can be dangerous because those behind have no way of telling which direction you are turning in when changing lanes. Zackees has released turn signal LED glove in hopes of changing that.
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2014-01-07

VIZIO Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV

VIZIO announced its all-new P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV collection. Offering the essentials for the most complete Ultra HD solution, P-Series is the culmination of advanced picture quality, powerful performance and a beautifully simple Ultra HD experience, delivering on the features consumers seek most.
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2014-01-06

Belkin Released Affordable LED Lighting Starter Kit

Belkin is taking advantage of the wave of growing interest for smart lighting by introducing their LED lighting Starter Set. WeMo was first introduced at last year’s CES and is now available for purchase at US $129, much lower their their smart lighting competitors such as Philips Hue.
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2014-01-06

Fremont Micro Devices Announces the FT833 Constant Current LED Driver Family

The FT833 is a High Precision Primary Side Feedback and Regulation Driver for LED Lighting Applications. The Integrated 650V Power MOSFET eliminates the need for a secondary sense and Feedback Circuit.
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2014-01-03

Tech Armor Introduces RetinaShield Blue Light Filter Screen Protectors

Tech Armor introduces a groundbreaking line of RetinaShield Blue Light Filter screen protectors. The newly developed RetinaShield Blue Light screen protector safeguards consumers’ eyes against damaging blue light released from LED screens.
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2014-01-02

Philips Gives Powerless Communities Life After Dark

For most of us, light isn’t a luxury. It’s a basic need that, with the exception of planned power outages or a blown fuse, is very rarely unavailable.  At the flick of a switch, light illuminates our offices, classrooms, hospitals and homes, enabling us to carry out essential everyday tasks without worry. We dictate its start, intensity and end; we’re in control.
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2014-01-02

Strawberry Fields Forever Thanks to LED Technology

Strawberry lovers will rejoice as strawberry fields can now yield fruit all season round. Starting this year, strawberry fields will be bursting with fruit all four seasons in Briton with the use of LED lighting technology.
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2013-12-31

Design Meets Function with LED Bike Lights

Radlicht has designed a unique way to keep bikers visible at night with an eye-catching LED light design. Based in Boston and Germany, the company had already exceeded their intended goal with 17 days left to go in their Kickstarter campaign.
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2013-12-31

Philips Hue to Mark Colorful Start to 2014 at Times Square New Years Eve Celebration

When the glittering Times Square New Year's Eve Ball descends to mark the beginning of 2014, the "1" and "4" will be illuminated for the first time in ever- changing colors using 207 of the revolutionary and programmable hue bulbs from Philips. A global TV audience of over one billion viewers will see the LED bulbs, with more than 16 million color options each, colorfully ring in the new year as people tune in for the iconic celebration.
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2013-12-31

Belvedere Vodka Launches Silver Saber LED Bottle

Belvedere Vodka announces the launch of its first ever laser cut bottle with LED technology, the Belvedere Silver Saber. Just in time for New Year’s Eve festivities, the Silver Saber will feature a special lighting element that will completely illuminate the Belvedere bottle. It will be showcased during a New Years Eve party with musician Robin Thicke at the SLS Hotel South Beach and at selected top nightlife venues in NYC and LA with a nationwide rollout planned for key nightlife venues in 2014.
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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