2016-11-07

Samsung Next Generation Smartphone to Feature Bezel-free OLED Display

The next flagship smartphone Samsung launches will feature a larger bezel-less OLED display screen than most phones on the market, which according to Forbes analyses would enable a more immersive VR gaming experience.
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2016-11-04

Cambridge Nanotherm Expands High-power LED Thermal Solution Manufacturing Capacity

Thermal management specialist Cambridge Nanotherm today announces it has built significant additional capability and capacity into its MCPCB manufacturing base to meet rising demand for its award-winning thermal management solutions. The company has established partnerships with a wide network of PCB and thin-film manufacturers to offer a broad range of options in terms of circuitization, quality, volume and standards.
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2016-11-03

Audi Debuts US Manufactured Laser Light in Exclusive Edition Cars

At the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Audi of America will debut its first US production laser light on the 2017 Audi R8 V10 plus exclusive edition. The R8 exclusive edition utilizes full LED headlights, which are now supplemented by a laser high beam module in each headlight.
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2016-11-01

Samsung Electronics’ Invests KRW 27 Trillion in OLED and NAND Flash

Despite of the tremors of explosive Galaxy Note 7 sent down Samsung Electronics finances, the company reported operating profits surpassed KRW 5 trillion (US $4.37 billion) during third quarter of 2016, driven by its semiconductors and display businesses, reported Business Korea.
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2016-11-01

Uteco and First UV LED Flexo Printing Machine Pass Tests

On Oct. 13-14, 2016 the live printing demo of the mid-web 8-colors central drum ONYX 810 was held at Uteco headquarters in Colognola ai Colli.
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2016-11-01

CLEARLIGHT TECHNOLOGY Launches Kickstarter Campaign for LED Retrofit Module for Fluorescent Tubes

ClearLight Technology®, a division of American Machine Vision LLC announces its US $60,000 in 60 days Kickstarter campaign to fund the certification and final engineering of their low-power, low heat, energy efficient LED retrofit module for fluorescent tube fixtures.
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2016-10-31

Innovative Solar LED Lights Spread Across South Africa

Enel has connected an 88 MW wind farm to the grid in Nojoli, South Africa, and launched a rural electrification project with Liter of Light, to bring sustainable light to the streets of its surrounding villages.
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2016-10-28

DOE Publishes OLED Luminaires Testing Results

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released CALiPER Report 24: Photometric Testing, Laboratory Teardowns, and Accelerated Lifetime Testing of OLED Luminaires, which is the first CALiPER report evaluating the performance of OLED luminaires based on independent procurement and testing. Among the findings:
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2016-10-27

Foxconn Loses iPhone 8 Glass Backs Orders to Chinese Sapphire Makers

Foxconn, a long term Apple partner, might have lost its bid to assemble the glass backs in iPhone 8, as reports from Nikkei Asian Review point out Chinese sapphire manufacturers will be the major suppliers.
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2016-10-26

American Council of Health Responds to AMA's Dim View of LED Street Lamps

Erik Lief a leading writer for American Council of Health (ACH) writes an analyses on earlier reports by American Medical Association..
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2016-10-26

Quantel Laser Opens New Service Center in China

Quantel Laser announced the opening of a new service center in China at the offices of their long-time partner, Titan Electro-Optics (TEO). The service center, inaugurated at a gala grand-opening ceremony in Beijing on October 24, 2016, will provide local service to all Quantel customers in China. Local service will be available at the company’s Beijing headquarters as well as in Shanghai and Shenzhen.
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2016-10-26

Xicato Launches Smart LED Lighting Control Module

Xicato announces it is now shipping XIM Gen4, its 4th generation intelligent module that integrates Bluetooth Low Energy wireless communication, beacon capability and fully featured light control with the industry's tightest specification light source.
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2016-10-24

Lextar Launches Human-Centric Lighting Solutions

Lextar Electronics, the vertically integrated LED maker in Taiwan, is setting the trend with human-centric lighting, a combination of LED lighting fixtures with a control system that can simulate day and night to change the color temperature of the light. At the same time, the company also launched “Solar White”, its latest LED light quality upgrade technology capable of generating an LED light source similar to natural sunlight. Lextar will attend the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) from 27-30 October 2016, where it will once again publicly display its concept of human-centric lighting in the form its ALLUXIA flat panel lights.  ALLUXIA has won the German Design Award and the Red Dot design award 2016.
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2016-10-24

Musco Lighting Enhances Vancouver International Airport Lighting with LED System

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will set itself apart among the top airports in the world with the installation of a new state-of-the-art LED lighting system, designed by industry leader Musco Lighting, to enhance efficiency and streamline operations.
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2016-10-21

Target Recalls Halloween LED Gel Clings Over Button Battery Chocking Hazards

LED gel clings can separate and expose the inner decal and LED/button battery compartment, posing choking and button battery ingestion hazards to children.
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2016-10-19

Dubai Companies Aims to Provide City Wide VLC Coverage

Several Dubai-based Visual Light Communication (VLC) companies are working with the aim of making this Middle East city the first in the world to offer Li-Fi coverage, reported Khaleej Times.
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2016-10-19

Australian Researchers Urge LED Streetlight Conversion

More and more of us are switching to LED bulbs in our homes – now a Queensland research team led by QUT scientists wants Australia’s street lights to be switched over to LEDs.
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2016-10-18

DOE Releases New CALiPER Snapshot Report on Outdoor Area Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot report on outdoor area lighting that covers area/roadway luminaires, parking garage luminaires, and canopy luminaires. Outdoor area lighting is a major contributor to nationwide energy use, and the market segment has been an important player in the transition to solid-state lighting.
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2016-10-17

The Flint Group and Air Motion Systems Jointly Develop UV LED Ink for Swiss Ordinance Standards Food Packaging Applications

The Flint Group and Air Motion Systems have partnered to develop, test and introduce a line of LED-curable low-migration inks for in-mold labels that meet the world’s strictest and most definitive regulations for inks intended for food-packaging applications.
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2016-10-17

Cree Layoffs Have Limited Impact on Durham

Cree recently had laid off a small number of employees, including at its Durham headquarters, reported Triangle Business Journal.
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2016-10-17

Foxconn-Sharp to Make OLED Panels in China

Foxconn and its newly acquired Japanese subsidiary Sharp might be making OLED panels for smartphone makers in China by 2019, a Nikkeireport cited those familiar with the matter saying.
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2016-10-17

Dubai Canal Bridge Installs Smart LED Lights

More than 200 smart LED lights have been installed on the Dubai Canal bridges, with more planned in the near future, said the local Railway and Transportation Authority (RTA) recently.
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2016-10-17

Kolkota in India Launches Solar Lighting Project in Slums, Southern Indian City to Roll out Large Street Light Project

The Indian government is launching a large scale lighting project valuing INR 10 billion (US $150 million) subsidies to provide affordable solar lights to families living in poverty in Kolkata, India, reported The Economic Times.
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2016-10-17

Aura Light Extends Lighting Rental Scheme to 7-Years

Since its launch earlier this year, Aura Light’s lighting rental scheme has seen a significant take-up by large companies wanting to spread the cost of their investment.
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2016-10-17

Adam Hall Group Forms OEM Partners with Daslight Interface to Expand Lighting Control Product Applications

Cameo® DVC 4 Powered by Daslight is a new DMX Interface and the first product to come from the recently begun partnership between the Adam Hall Group and renowned software developer, the Nicolaudie Group. The Cameo® Interface offers 512 DMX channels and comes at the attractive price of 279 euros. The accompanying DMX control software Cameo® D4 for putting on impressive light shows is available as a free download.
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2016-10-14

Hot Picks of the Week Oct. 11- 14

San’an Opto said that the company has engaged in preliminary discussions with Osram upon a potential acquisition or partnership. However, the two parties only met once to discuss related issues so far.
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2016-10-14

Lighting Designer Chip Israel Shares Insight of Illumination Design

As someone who admittedly entered the lighting design field by accident, Chip Israel has built a successful career over the past 27 years – including founding his own architectural lighting design firm in 1992 – Lighting Design Alliance which is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.
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2016-10-12

Apple’s New Patents to Embed Light Sensors onto Device Displays

Rumor has it that Apple will shift to a bezel- free display iPhone in 2017, the company will have to embed everything into the display, reported Today's iPhone.
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2016-10-11

Nichia Settles YAG Patent Lawsuit with UK Retailer B&Q

In June 2016 NICHIA commenced a lawsuit claiming that certain white LED-containing products sold by B&Q plc, the largest DIY company in the UK, and sourced from third-party Asian manufacturers infringed Nichia's European “YAG” patents.
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2016-10-11

Arizona Tunnel Upgrades to LED Lighting System

The Queen Creek Tunnel on US 60 east of Superior now has a LED lighting system, making it Arizona’s first tunnel to have this innovative and energy-saving technology.
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The wait is over. The highly anticipated HomeKit™-enabled SYLVANIA SMART+™ A19 Full Color Light Bulb is now available for pre-order (MSRP $44.99) with delivery expected in September and additional products coming out soon after.READ MORE

Shenzhen Bentuo Electronic Technology Co., Ltd (BT-lux), a professional vendor of high-end panel lights in Shenzhen, recently released a "Quadruple-proof" panel light, S16-H series. Here Quadruple-proof means waterproof, dust-proof, ... READ MORE