2015-09-09

Verbatim Recalls Classic A 6W and 9W LED Light Bulbs over Electric Shock Risks

Verbatim, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, recalled its Classic A 6W and 9W LED light bulbs after tests conducted by UK consumer group Which? revealed the bulbs were vulnerable to electric shock risks, reported the group recently.
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2015-09-08

Light-weight LED Flash Lights Powered by Runners

Running has become more popular with the rise of health awareness in the past few years. But it also poses problems to urban runners’ on-road safety. Runners are supposed to run at any time they desire, rather than being confined by the condition of daylight. 
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2015-09-08

Victoria Freeways in Australia Receives LED Road Lights Upgrade from Traffic Technologies

Traffic  Technologies  Ltd  (TTI)  is  pleased to announce that it has achieved its first sales of LED road lights in Victoria.
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2015-09-08

Jessica Alba’s Scary LED Light Skin Therapy

This scary photo is not a cosplayer trying to imitate Jason Vorhees from Friday the 13th or a Stormtrooper wannabe. Underneath the mask is renowned Hollywood actress and entrepreneur Jessica Alba, who is undergoing a LED skin therapy treatment session, reported The Daily Mail.
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2015-09-07

FZLED Launches Lightweight 2-inch LED Downlight

FZLED, a leading maker of LED lighting product, is pleased to announce a family long lasting, lightweight, adjustable angle 8W 2-inch LED downlights - FZL-DL02-01 series. The downlight is easy to install and designed to be energy-saving replacement for 2-inch halogen recessed downlight, used in residential, commercial spaces, gallery, museum, showroom display and more.
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2015-09-04

Hot Picks of the Week Aug. 31–Sep. 4

Highlights this week: Chinese manufacturer tests different market strategy by focusing on niche market. Cree rebrands two business as Wolfspeed with strategy changes. Researchers creates less expensive LED with laser- like performance Panasonic to shot down two LED factories soon following its plants shut down in Indonesia.
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2015-09-02

LSI Industries Appoints Jay Matsueda as New Marketing Director

LSI Industries is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Matsueda as Senior Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications for the Lighting Solutions division. Jay will report to Shawn Toney, President of LSI Lighting Solutions. 
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2015-09-02

Plessey Wins GBP 6.7M Grant for LED Production Expansion

Plessey announced UK’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) has officially granted £6.7 million (US $10.26 million) towards the expansion of the Plessey LED manufacturing facility in Plymouth, England. 
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2015-09-01

Philips Lighting CEO Speaks About Business Opportunities in India

Philips Lighting CEO Eric Rondolat recently met with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the biannual “key market visit” to discuss smart cities, smart lighting and solar lighting opportunities in Indian metropolitans, reported LiveMint.
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2015-09-01

Nichia Enforce Newly-granted YAG Patents against WOFI Leuchten in Germany

On August 31, 2015, Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany at the District Court Düsseldorf against the Germany-based manufacturer of residential lighting products WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH ("WOFI").
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2015-08-31

Panasonic to Shut Down Two LED Factories in Japan by Late September

Panasonic intends to close two LED factories in Japan by late September 2015 to raise the company’s profitability, reported Japanese media Kyodo News.
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2015-08-31

LED Siren Tornado Alert System in A U.S. Town Gives Way to Smartphone Alerts

The Midwest in U.S. is a tornado prone region that many residents in The Heartland have set up weather alerts on their phones to prepare ahead of severe weather, according to WorldNow and KFVS12 report.
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2015-08-31

BSEEN with LED Fanny Pack

A LED fanny pack might sound a bit lame, but this waist pack, BSEEN, aims to do more than just make athletes visible on the road.
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2015-08-28

Mitsubishi Chemical, Pioneer Develop Bluelight-Free OLED Lighting Module

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Pioneer Corporation announced that MCC and Pioneer have successfully developed the first bluelight-less OLED lighting module made with a wet coating process for the light-emitting layer, and will begin shipping samples on August 1.
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2015-08-28

Musco Lighting to Upgrade AT&T Center with LED Lighting Solutions

Spurs Sports & Entertainment and Bexar County have partnered with Musco to provide the AT&T Center with new state-of-the-art LED lighting as part of the $100+ million in technology and infrastructure renovations at the AT&T Center. The new Musco custom lighting system will include more than 200 luminaires and more than 40,000 LEDs featuring advanced individual optics that will direct the LEDs with pinpoint precision to dramatically reduce glare, enhance playability for athletes, improve HD broadcasts and create a stage-like atmosphere for spectators. The increase in lighting performance will also reduce energy consumption by 78 percent.
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2015-08-28

GlacialLight Releases 2015 LED Industry Outlook Report

GlacialLight, the diversified LED technology provider, announces the availability of its 2015 LED industry outlook report – “LED Lighting Industry and Value Chain Shift” – an in-depth look at the current state of the $27.5 billion LED lighting industry, and a forecast of upcoming changes based on market trends. Authored by Shawn Hsieh, Chairman of GlacialTech, the report makes a number of observations and predictions including: a shift in profit margins from the core LED package to the thermal module and LED driver, price competition in the LED package segment, the growing popularity of CoB LEDs, and the opportunity for smaller companies to grab market share.
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2015-08-27

[Correction] GE Discontinues Certain Traditional Lighting Products, Turns Focus to LED Lighting

In an internal memo, GE announced it will be discontinuing production of certain traditional lighting products including HID, incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps and other interactive or sensor embedded lighting products as of Jan. 1, 2016.
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2015-08-27

Laser Optics Manufacturer Edmund Optics Enters China

Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, announces that customers in China now have direct access to over 1,600 high performance laser optics from Edmund Optics’ large inventory of stock optics ready for immediate delivery. In addition, custom design and manufacturing of laser optics is now being offered for the first time to meet growing customer needs.
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2015-08-26

Osram Sylvania Recalls Nearly 50,000 T8 LED Tubes Due to Burn Hazard

Lamps can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.
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2015-08-25

Dangerous Chinese LED Strip Lights Listed on EU RAPEX Alert System Tripled in 1H15

In first half of 2015, 23 LED strip lights made in China were notified as dangerous products on the EU RAPEX alert system, according to a report by China Quality News Network (CNQ).
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2015-08-25

LEDOTRON Alliance Dissolved: Partners Develop Other Dimming Options

The marketing of the open industry digital dimming standard LEDOTRON can be traced back to EU incandescent lamp prohibition and the associated uncertainty of the compatibility of "conventional" dimmers with LED and energy-saving lamps. LEDOTRON was developed as a normalized and standardized dimming and control technology.
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2015-08-24

Goggles That Keep Swimmers OnCourse with LED Signal Lights

A Kickstarter campaign called OnCourse Goggles launches crowd funding for a pair of goggles that helps athletes swim in straight line with LED signal lights.
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2015-08-24

Dartmouth Team Uses Smart LED Light to Track Human Motion

A Dartmouth College team has created the first light-sensing system that reconstructs human postures continuously and unobtrusively, furthering efforts to create smart spaces in which people control their environment with simple gestures.
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2015-08-24

Global Citizens Push Back LED Lighting

Citizens around the world are raising hell over LED streetlights they don’t like. Cities should consult with citizens before undergoing a citywide replacement.
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2015-08-24

Researchers Develop LED-based License Plates for Drones

In late July this year, a Chinese tourist surnamed Yang accidentally crashed an unmanned drone into Taipei 101, sparking national security concerns in Taiwan. On average the 508 meter tall landmark of Taipei is hit by three drones per month, according to a Taiwan News reports.
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2015-08-21

Hot Picks of the Week Aug. 17-21

Top news this week, IKEA recalls LED PATRULL Nightlight after an electric shock involving an Austrian boy was reported. Apple is coming up with new sapphire applications in its new sapphire antenna patent. Go Scale Capital is heavily borrowing from Chinese banks in its acquisition of Lumileds, a Reuters Chinese report records where each fund is coming from. Chinese courts invalidate a Cree patent in its suit against Harvatek. Will Soraa three-phosphor violet pump LED prevail and take over blue LEDs in the future? Find out in the article below. A suspected Hong Kong blogger turns eyes with her improvised LED outfit.
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2015-08-21

NCTU Researchers Develop Bendable LEDs that Matches OLED

Researchers from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan have created highly flexible, efficient white LEDs with potential use in wearable displays and non-flat surfaces, such as curved and flexible television screens. While the design itself is new, the LED was completely fabricated from pre-existing technologies, allowing others to easily replicate and build on the platform.
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2015-08-21

Lunera Lighting Ships Its One-Millionth Retrofit LED Lamp

Lunera® Lighting, a leader in lighting innovations accelerating the transformation to advanced LED technology, is pleased to announce the sale of its one-millionth Helen Lamp, a plug-and-play LED replacement for a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL). Lunera created the plug-and-play LED lamp category with the invention of its proprietary BallastLED technology. This technology enables Lunera's LED lamps to operate directly off of the existing ballast. The simplicity of this approach delivers the lowest cost solution to convert existing lighting infrastructure to energy saving LED technology.
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2015-08-21

U.S. Historic City Relit with LED Retrofit Luminaires

Morris, Illinois is a legendary Chicagoland destination with a vibrant, historic downtown district. Filled with grand old Victorian homes, quaint shopping, dining, and businesses, the town's lighting evolved slowly and disjointedly during the 20th century. The result? A massively expensive, outdated patchwork of inefficient mix-and-match sodium lamps.
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2015-08-18

Not All Large Lighting Brands Pass Hong Kong Consumer Council LED Bulb Tests

Hong Kong Consumer Council and Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSC) found large disparities in energy efficiency and lifetime performances in 10 types of LED bulbs, among these included products from leading lighting brands. Differences in LED bulb efficacy reached 100%, while one sample burned out and lumen depreciation in certain products occurred at 10% mark of the product’s lifetime. A couple other products failed to pass safety tests. Consumers were advised by the council to choose LED products cautiously.
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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