2015-12-09

EcoSense Lighting Acquires Journee Lighting

EcoSense®, a fast-growing LED technology company, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Journée Lighting.  Journée Lighting is a privately owned, CA-based lighting company that specializes in the design and development of specification grade lighting.
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2015-12-09

Cree Turnkey LED Lighting Solutions Slashes Energy Bill for Thermo Fisher Scientific

After years of searching for the right partner to help implement LED lighting across its Asheville, N.C. campus, Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, chose Cree to provide a turnkey solution to achieve the rigorous operational requirements and energy returns necessary to make the switch from traditional lighting possible. The industry-leading LED luminaires installed across the facility are already generating positive results, delivering an anticipated three-year payback with a 1.1M KWH power reduction and savings of up to 40 percent annually.
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2015-12-08

Japan Display Becomes Latest Bidder for Apple iPhone 8 OLED Panel Orders

Rumors of Apple’s intention to trade existing LCD display technology for the lighter and thinner OLED screens has been circulating awhile on the market, a recent report from Japanese newspaper Nikkan has named Japan Display as the latest contender for Apple’s iPhone 8 OLED panel orders.
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2015-12-08

DOE Joins International Collaboration to Light the World with 10B LED Bulbs

Stand next to a traditional incandescent bulb and a light-emitting diode (LED) bulb, and you will feel the difference as much as see it. Both produce the same amount of light, yet the incandescent bulb is too hot to touch. All that excess heat is wasted energy.
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2015-12-04

Hot Picks of the Week Nov. 30-Dec. 4

LEDinside projections of the LED market outlook in 2016 are published below for UVC LED market, and other niche market applications.India LED bulb prices might be marked down INR 20 further. A couple of business deals to follow recently, Tridonic sells its signage business to AgiLight, while Philips adds Ledra to its lineup of LED bulb patent licensees.
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2015-12-04

Jakarta Government to Spend Rp 1.2 Trillion on LED Streetlight Upgrade

Indonesian capital Jakarta is spending Rp 1.2 trillion (US $86,736) on LED streetlight upgrades, reported Coconuts Jakarta.
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2015-12-04

Star War Actress Lupita Nyong’o Outshines Everyone on the Red Carpet with LEDs Lit Dress

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, who stars in the upcoming film The Force Awakens, has literally lit up the Star Wars film inspired fashion show Force 4 Fashion with her LED dress, reported Teen Vogue.
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2015-12-04

Apple Files Patent for Displays Woven into Fabrics

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published an Apple patent application for integrating displays into woven fabrics, reported 9to5Mac.
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2015-12-04

Philips Supplies 76,000 Solar LED Streetlights to UPNEDA and MANIREDA in India

Philips, the global leader in lighting and India’s leading lighting company, has won  two major separate LED solar street lighting contracts for UPNEDA (Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency) and MANIREDA (Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency). The tender process involved meeting the exacting requirements of both UPNEDA and MANIREDA with a strong focus on energy conversion based on new and renewable energy sources.
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2015-12-04

Remtec Acquired by Precision Glass-to-Metal Seals Manufacturer LTI

Remtec, the leading manufacturer of ceramic substrates, packages and submounts using PCTF (Plated Copper on Thick Film) metallization, has been acquired by LTI (www.legacytechnologies.com), a major player in the field of precision glass-to-metal seals and glass-to-metal hermetic packages.
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2015-12-04

Noesis and Enviro-Lite Wins Texas Citywide LED Upgrade Project

Noesis, the tech-enabled lending marketplace for financing energy-saving commercial building improvements, worked together with Enviro-Lite Solutions, a leading Texas-based LED lighting company, to get approval on a significant municipality project. The two companies partnered to help Donna, TX migrate its outdated lighting infrastructure to more energy-efficient LEDs, which is expected to generate US $140,000 in savings in the first year.  
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2015-12-04

Minneapolis International Airport Upgraded with Solar Installation and LEDs Conversion

A 3-megawatt solar installation is now complete on the top deck of two Terminal 1-Lindbergh parking structures at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) – Minnesota’s largest solar generation site.
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2015-12-03

US City Explores the Possibility to Convert 7K Streetlights to LEDs

Norwalk, a city located in Connecticut, United States, has taken into account converting its streetlights into LED ones, reported The Hour.
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2015-12-02

Tridonic Sells Signage Business to AgiLight

Effective November 30, 2015, Tridonic GmbH & Co KG, a leading manufacturer of LED lighting components and systems and part of the Austrian lighting company Zumtobel Group, has sold its LED signage business to U.S.A.-based AgiLight.. With the acquisition of Tridonic’s signage activities, AgiLight, a subsidiary of General LED headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, becomes one of the largest LED system suppliers to the global signage market. AgiLight’s core markets in the U.S., Latin America and the Middle East are complemented with Tridonic’s strong position in Europe, Asia and Australia. 
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2015-12-02

Philips Adds Ledra Brands to its EnabLED Licensing Program for LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs

Royal Philips announced Ledra Brands Inc. as its 600th member to its EnabLED Licensing program, continuing the growth trend which has added 100 new members in the last 9 months. The large number of members that have joined during the rapid rise of the program confirms the attractiveness of the program offering and recognizes Philips’ innovative leadership in LED lighting.
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2015-12-01

Versatile Smart LED Light Mstick for Everyday Use

Recently a US startup company named MOLT launched a crowdsourcing project for its latest product on Kickstarter. The product is called Mstick, a user- friendly LED light bar that suits everyone’s daily use, according to the campaign page.
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2015-11-30

GE Lighting Seals Lighting Supply Partnership Deal with AW Rostamini Lumina

GE Lighting has signed partnership agreement with UAE lighting solutions company AW Rostamini Lumina, a business division of AW Rostamani Group of companies in Dubai earlier this month, according to a report from Gulf News.
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2015-11-30

OSRAM Named Official Lighting Partner of Eurovision 2016

OSRAM was announced as the Official Lighting Partner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
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2015-11-30

Rose Growers Reap Better Results Using LED Lights

Royal Philips , the global leader in lighting, is helping rose growers increase yields and improve the quality of the most romantic, yet light-intensive flower in the world. Philips GreenPower toplighting LED solution brings more light for the same amount of energy, optimized light spectrum and a significant reduction in radiated heat. Today, Philips announces that three major cut rose producers from Belgium and The Netherlands have installed GreenPower toplighting and are using Philips’ light recipes to obtain significant improvements.
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2015-11-30

NanoLumens Installs New LED Display at the Highpoint Shopping Center in Australia

When the GPT Group (www.gpt.com.au) installed its first NanoLumens (www.nanolumens.com) visualization solution at its Melbourne Central Shopping Center earlier this year, they discovered a more effective way to engage and influence shoppers’ retail behavior.  So when the time came to enhance the engagement solutions at its Highpoint Shopping Center (www.highpoint.com.au) in the Melbourne suburb of Maribyrnong, they turned to the same team at NanoLumens and Digital Place Solutions (www.digitalplacesolutions.com) to design a solution that would need to perform just as brilliantly in an environment that is basked in sunlight for up to four to six hours a day.
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2015-11-27

Japan to Phase-out Incandescent and Fluorescent Lights by 2020

The Japanese government intends to phase out the country’s incandescent light bulbs and fluorescent tubes by 2020, and convert all lights to LEDs, reported Asahi Shinbun.
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2015-11-26

Apple Rumored to Adopt OLED Displays in iPhone from 2018

Apple suppliers have revealed the Cupertino-based company will be launching an OLED iPhone in 2018, according to a latest report from Nikkei.
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2015-11-25

Eaton Expands Sports Lighting Portfolio after Acquiring Ephesus Lighting

Power management company Eaton today outlined how recently acquired Ephesus Lighting, a Syracuse, N.Y.-based manufacturer of connected light-emitting diode (LED) lighting solutions for sporting venues and high lumen outdoor and industrial applications, will create new value for a wide range of customers. Ephesus Lighting is a market leader in high output controlled lighting solutions that harness advanced electronic design technology to bring lighting into the digital age.
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2015-11-25

Deco Lighting Awarded SPURR Contract for LED Lighting in California Schools and Public Agencies

Deco Lighting, has been awarded a master contract from the School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR) for interior and exterior LED lighting retrofits as of October 1, 2015. Deco Lighting was selected from among multiple vendors after an open, competitive RFP process on the basis of price, range of Design Lights Consortium qualified products available, quality of products, controls, company background and references, and additional value-add services available. 
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2015-11-25

UTEC Develops LED Lamp Powered by Plant Growth

Stimulated by a real-world problem, the shortage of electric energy in remote areas of Peru and particularly in rural areas of the tropical forest, the Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC), through a team of researchers - made up of teachers and eight students – developed a Plant lamp, an innovative alternative renewable energy generating system.    
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2015-11-24

New York Counties Buy Streetlights from Utility and Plan LED Conversion to Save Energy Cost

In order to continue contributing to its goal of reducing energy cost, the New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) announced the approvals of selling utility-owned streetlights to separate municipalities, reported My Twin Tiers.
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2015-11-23

[Update] Indian State to Cut Half of its Energy Bill with LED Streetlights

Authorities of Panaji, the capital of the Indian state of Goa and the headquarters of North Goa district, decided to switch all conventional bulbs to LED ones so as to cut 50% of their streetlights bill. The conversion will cost about INR 923 million (US $13.9 million). The project will be executed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) within six months, reported the Times of India.
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2015-11-23

U.S. City Kicks Off 7K LED Streetlights Switch to Save Taxpayer Dollars

Binghamton, a city of New York State is to upgrade its aging streetlights with LED lights. According to Mayor Rich David, the city will switch approximately 7,000 streetlights to LED ones.
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2015-11-23

Health Canada Alerts Consumers of Safety Hazards with Sveral Seasonal Lights

Health Canada releases several seasonal lights recalls for potential overheating, fire and eletric shock hazards.
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2015-11-20

Hot Picks of the Week Nov. 16-20

Highlights this week: The India market’s demands for star labelled efficient products has doubled with falling prices and increased participation of private companies, as the country follows its commitment to lower carbon footprint ahead of climate change talks to take place in Paris later this month. Following Osram’s announcement last week that the company is to invest EUR 1 billion in a new Malaysia-based plant for LED chips, a leading investor in Osram expressed opposing opinions about Osram’s latest strategy. LEDinside’s analysts initial estimates that about 30% of the EUR 1 billion investment will go into constructing the factory, and probably 30% in chip processing while Osram might be investing around EUR 400 million in MOCVD equipment. ON Semiconductor and Fairchild Semiconductor announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild for in an all cash transaction valued at approximately US $2.4 billion.
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MEAN WELL has released LDD-L (300~1500mA, step down mode and low voltage input), LDD-H (300~1000mA, step down mode and high voltage input) and LDB-L (300~600mA, buck-boost mode and low voltage input) series into the DC-DC LED constant current ... READ MORE

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. , a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, introduces two three-in-one sensor modules, APM-16D17-05-DF8 and APM-16D17-06-DF8 for use in environment brightness detection and smart switchin... READ MORE