2016-08-03

Unity Opto and Feit Electric Might Try to Settle Case with Cree

The intensity of patent wars heated up in the last two years, especially among leading manufacturers in the industry such as Cree, who has filed suits against Asian rivals from 2015-2016. In its latest case against Taiwanese LED manufacturer Unity Opto and its American client Feit Electric, the two defendants might be willing to settle the case with Cree.
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2016-08-03

Flexible Smartphone Displays to Triple Demand for High-Barrier Films and Coatings in Printed Electronics by 2021

The high-barrier films coatings market environment is currently complex and in a state of flux as it undergoes some significant transitions driven by evolution of the technologies involved and end-user product demands according to the latest market data from Smithers Apex.
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2016-08-02

Analyses of China’s Laser Patent Deployment

Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Shuji Nakamura, who was lauded by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as the Edison of 21st Century, recently noted laser diodes would eventually replace LEDs in lighting applications within the next decade at a fair in China last month, reported China’s LED Patent Alliance (LPA).
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2016-08-01

Goa Capital Plans Upgrade to LED Streetlights

About 167,000 streetlights in Porvorim, the capital of Goa state in India, will be replaced with LED bulbs in seven months, said the Power Minister Milind Naik at a State Legislative Assembly recently, reported Herald.
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2016-07-29

Uniroyal Global Engineered Products LED Lights Cut North American Manufacturing Plant Energy Consumption

Uniroyal Global Engineered Products (or the “Company”) upgraded the lighting infrastructure to more energy efficient LED lighting in its North American manufacturing plant located in Stoughton, Wisconsin. The Stoughton plant manufactures Uniroyal Global’s Naugahyde®, automotive and custom/specialty vinyl-coated fabric products. Utilizing an incentive from Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, the company implemented 575 LED light fixtures within the manufacturing plant’s production floor and warehouse. 
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2016-07-27

Heliospectra Closes Deal With Alaskan Cannabis Grower

Heliospectra, a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for controlled environments horticulture, is pleased to announce that Green Leaf, a recently licensed cannabis cultivation facility in Alaska, selected the Heliospectra LED lighting system. Green Leaf owner-operator Aaron Bean chose the Heliospectra LED-based solution after determining that it is the only product in the marketplace with the power and versatility to support every stage of the cannabis growth cycle.
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2016-07-25

Honglitronic Rebrands as Honglizhihui, Intends to Acquire Connected Car Company

Chinese LED manufacturer Honglitronic Optoelectronics announced it had rebranded itself as Honglizhihui Group, and is in the process of acquiring  connected car technology assets.
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2016-07-25

Philips Camera Contactless Measures Absolute Aterial Blood Oygenation Levels

Royal Philips announced the results of the first published study to demonstrate that absolute oxygen saturation of arterial blood (SpO2), a vital sign that is commonly monitored in hospitalized and other patients, can be accurately measured across multiple patients using contactless technology. 
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2016-07-22

Sky Harbor Completes LED Lighting Retrofit in Parking Garage

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona, U.S. finished installing more than 3,000 LED bulbs in the East Economy parking garage, reported KTAR News.
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2016-07-22

Osram Acquires U.S. Automotive LED Module Specialist Novità

As part of the three-pillar strategy announced last November, Osram is further expanding the leading position of its Specialty Lighting (SP) business. The company has agreed to acquire Novità Technologies, a U.S. manufacturer of automotive LED modules which are used particularly in tail lights, fog lights and daytime running lights. The acquisition will immediately be margin-accretive in the Specialty Lighting segment.
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2016-07-22

Cree Signs LED Components Distribution Agreement with Avnet

Cree and Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, announced a strategic agreement that expands coverage in the Americas for the distribution of Cree's comprehensive portfolio of innovative LED components including high-power, Chip-on-Board, high brightness and LED modules. This agreement demonstrates Cree and Avnet’s shared commitment to provide customers with the industry’s best LED solutions and service to continue driving LED adoption.
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2016-07-21

Cities in Indian State Will Upgrade to LED Streetlights

Six cities in Indian state Chhattisgarh in central India to replace conventional CFL streetlights and tube lights with LEDs soon, reported the largest English newspaper in the region The Hitadava.
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2016-07-21

Cambridge City Council Cuts Energy and Carbon Emissions with LED Car Park Lights

Cambridge City Council in UK has started a major new project to install new low energy LED lighting at two of its multi-story car parks.
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2016-07-20

Osram Starts Supplying OLED Taillights to BMW

Once again, pioneering lighting technology from Osram is being fitted to a production vehicle. This time it is OLED technology (Organic Light Emitting Diode) in the tail lights of the new BMW M4 GTS. These organic area light sources take up very little space, opening up design options that car manufacturers have so far only dreamed about. “Our OLEDs in the tail lights of the BMW M4 GTS make us the first company to have this new technology on the road in a production vehicle. 
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2016-07-20

Berkley Lab: Solar-LED Lights Could Create 2M Jobs in Developing World

Many households in impoverished regions around the world are starting to shift away from inefficient and polluting fuel-based lighting—such as candles, firewood, and kerosene lanterns—to solar-LED systems. While this trend has tremendous environmental benefits, a new study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that it spurs economic development as well, to the tune of 2 million potential new jobs.
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2016-07-20

Philips Lighting Chosen by AllSaints to Illuminate Certain Shops Worldwide

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, announced that it has been selected by AllSaints, the global contemporary brand, to provide bespoke lighting systems across select stores across Europe, Americas and the Middle-East. The LED lighting is designed especially to enhance the AllSaints brand experience inside its industrial style stores.
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2016-07-18

Epistar Gross Margins Improves in 2Q16

Taiwanese LED chip manufacturer Epistar revenue in June 2016 was down 2.3% to NT $2.11 billion (US $65.87 million) compared to a month earlier, due to inventory take during the end of second quarter, according to a MoneyDJ report.
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2016-07-18

The Lighting Industry Association and University of South Wales Partner up on Educational Courses

The University of South Wales (USW) and the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) have agreed a formal partnership, cementing a relationship which will see the development of a range of specialist lighting courses.
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2016-07-18

Vauxhall Adapts Full LED Adaptive Lighting to New Zafira Tourer and Mokka X Models

 Vauxhall is introducing Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) and full LED headlamps to its new Zafira Tourer and Mokka X models.
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2016-07-15

Bloomberg TV Convention Coverage to Use Smart LEDs for Filming

Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions and North American distributor of Aladdin products, today announced more than 80 Aladdin Bi-Flex LED lighting instruments will be used for coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia later this month for two national cable news networks, including Bloomberg Television.
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2016-07-14

LeEco Denies Acquiring Vizio

Earlier reports from China this week claimed Chinese online video platform LeEco formerly branded as LETV acquired leading U.S. LCD TV manufacturer VIZIO, according to a TechNews report.
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2016-07-14

Success in LED Thread Technology Leads to Harvatek Upbeat Revenue Outlook for 2H16

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Harvatek's revenue growth was incremental during first half of 2016. However, following its success in LED thread technology, the company intends to supply related products to the market by second half of 2016, resulting in turn around of its financial performance.
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2016-07-13

Premier Holding Subsidiary E3 to Supply LED Lighting to Inland Star

Premier Holding, the parent company of an ESCO, an energy seller and a reseller in deregulated markets, announces that its 100% owned subsidiary Energy Efficiency Experts (E3) has been awarded the contract to be the material provider of hundreds of LED lights to Inland Star for its 210,000 square foot warehouse in Carson, California. The facility is leased from Prologis Inc. a global industrial real estate investment trust (REIT) who owns, manages and develops approximately 3,000 logistics and distribution facilities across the US, Asia and Europe, serving approximately 4,700 customers across a diverse range of industries.
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2016-07-13

German TV Manufacturer Loewe Launches UHD OLED TV

Loewe is launching a new Ultra HD OLED television called bild 7. The device introduces a new dimension of TV viewing with Loewe VantaVision.
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2016-07-12

LG to Launch Foldable OLED Smartphones in 2017

Korean electronic conglomerate LG, a specialist in 65” large OLED TVs, might be incorporating flexible OLED technology in smartphones and tablets by 2017, according to IHS analyst.
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2016-07-12

Revolution Lighting Technologies Awarded $4.3M to Retrofit City of New Bedford, Massachusetts

Revolution Lighting Technologies, a global provider of advanced LED lighting solutions, today announced that its division, TNT Energy, is installing a US $4.3 million turnkey LED retrofit Performance Contract with Siemens Industry Inc. Building Technologies Division for the City of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
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2016-07-11

DOE’s New Report and Webinar on OLED Lighting Products

DOE has just released a market study on OLED lighting, entitled OLED Lighting Products: Capabilities, Challenges, Potential. A related webinar will be held on July 28 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT.
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2016-07-11

Tridonic Brings Light to Historic Middle Age Building

The St. Jean granary, built in the middle ages in Angers, France, does not attract as many visitors as the castles of the Loire nearby. Nevertheless, this impressive half-timbered building is greatly appreciated as part of the town's cultural heritage, and is well worth a visit. A new lighting concept has been recently installed to display the interior in all its glory. Different lighting scenarios are available depending on the particular use of this historic building.
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2016-07-07

LG Display Set to Mass Produce Plastic OLED Panels in 2017

LG Display announced it will initiate mass production of plastic OLED (POLED) panels in the first half of 2017, reported Korea Times.
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2016-07-07

OLED Display Shortage Might Delay Apple iPhone 8 Plans

Limited supply of OLED displays in 2017 could cut short Apple’s plans of using the screen in its 2017 iPhones, reported Investor’s Business Daily.
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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