2015-08-18

LG Display to Focus on OLED Technology to Stay Ahead of Chinese Competitors

LG Display announced Monday it will be channeling future resources to the development of OLED TVs to stay ahead of Chinese competitors that are catching up rapidly in the LCD sector, reported Associated Press.
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2015-08-18

UK Council Awards Skanska LED Lighting Project worth US $ 63.89 M

The county council has announced that Skanska has been awarded the contract to provide Gloucestershire's LED lighting scheme.
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2015-08-17

Hot Designer Rocks Smart LED Miniskirt and Platform High Heels

More wearable projects have surfaced on the net as tech-savvy girls try to add LEDs to their wardrobes. Apparently, the cute, innocent Hikaru Skirt is not for everyone, some have started to redesign the tutu skirt. Moreover, many wearables are not designed for daily use, but for special shows or Cosplay conventions. A female designer known as SexyCyborg on Reddit set out to customize her own "adult version of Hikaru Skirt," and later matched the skirt with a pair of sparkling LEDs platform high heels.
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2015-08-17

KAIST Develops Fiber-Like LEDs for Wearable Displays

Professor Kyung-Cheol Choi and his research team from the School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST have developed fiber-like LEDs, which can be applied in wearable displays. The research findings were published online in the July 14th issue of Advanced Electronic Materials.
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2015-08-17

Markets and Markets: Smart Lighting Market worth US $8.14 B by 2020

The report "Smart Lighting Market by Connectivity Technologies (Wired & Wireless), End Users, by Lighting Types (Fluorescent Lighting, LED Lamps, & Others), by Components (Control & Communication, Luminaries & Fixtures), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the total Smart Lighting Market is expected to reach USD 8.14 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 22.07% between 2015 and 2020.
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2015-08-14

Hot Picks of the Week Aug. 10-14

NASA astronauts take a bite out of space grown veggies sprouted from LED grow lights. IKEA to swap all lighting products with LEDs starting from September 2015. Security experts find a way to hack into ZigBee wireless connected products, even smart LED lights can be compromised. Cree reports losses in 2Q15, due to company restructure efforts.
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2015-08-14

Kent State University Professor Receives Grant to Develop OLED Tech for Flexible Displays

A Kent State University professor in the College of Arts and Sciences has received a grant from the Binational Science Foundation to continue his development of a combined LED and organic transistor that could be used in flexible displays. Bjorn Lussem, Ph.D., an assistant professor of physics, was awarded US $180,000 to use vertical transistors to create organic displays that are more power efficient and could potentially have a higher resolution.
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2015-08-13

Experts Find Serious Security Flaws in ZigBee Connected Devices

Philips Hue LED bulbs and other smart home devices that incorporate ZigBee wireless standards are vulnerable to hacking, according to recent findings by IT firm Cognosec.
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2015-08-13

Scientists Kickstart Global Light Pollution Mapping Project Based on ISS Photos

Scientists are tapping into photographs taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to reliably measure the amount of light pollution worldwide. This study not only includes the well-known signatures of cities and streets, but also the effects of faint indirectly scattered light, which up to now had not been measured quantitatively. The new results confirm that this diffuse glow, which is seen from space, is scattered light from streetlights and buildings. This is the component responsible for the brightening of the night skies in and around cities, which drastically limits the visibility of faint stars and the Milky Way.
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2015-08-13

SEDNA Partners Up with Cardiff University Formula Student Team

Sedna Lighting, a British based LED lighting manufacturer and distributor, is excited to announce its partnership with ​local engineering talent ­Cardiff Racing ­ for upcoming Silverstone and Europe IMechE Formula Student Competition.
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2015-08-13

UK City Council Switches Lights to Bring Back Glow Worms Libido

The Welsh City Council in UK has switched to LED lights, since traditional sodium lights was interfering with local glow worm population’s reproduction habits, reported Daily Post.
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2015-08-13

Washingon's City Teams up with Ameresco to Install Wireless-controlled LED Street Lights

Ameresco, a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today that it has completed an LED street lighting and control project for the City of West Richland, WA. The project team converted 1,097 high pressure sodium (HPS) street lights to energy efficient LED luminaires and installed a wireless monitoring and control system. The new LED street lights are expected to reduce the system’s annual electricity consumption by 61 percent, saving the City approximately $67,000 in energy costs per year. Under an agreement with the City’s electric utility, Benton Rural Electric Authority (REA), the lighting control system will enable the City to implement dimming strategies projected to reduce energy use by an additional 10 to 20 percent.
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2015-08-13

Future Smart LEDs to Transform Shopping Experiences

Shopping in a big department store can quickly devolve from a simple errand to an odyssey filled with frustration. What section do they put the bath towels in again? Is there a route to take that avoids the chemical attack of the perfume aisle on the way to kitchenware? Where do they put the on-sale jackets?
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2015-08-12

Finding New LED Lighting Business Opportunities in Thailand at Upcoming EcoLight Tech Asia 2015

Soaring LED lighting penetration rates, followed by the maturation of LED lighting technology. Although, market demands have soared, LED lighting demand growth in mature markets have eased, due to intense pricing competitions. As a result, LED manufacturers are turning their focus to emerging markets including the establishment of ASEAN Economic Community in Southeast Asia later this year, and China’s recent One Belt, One Road policies have driven large scale infrastructure investments. This has placed LED lighting market demands under the market lime light.
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2015-08-12

New British Army SCOUT SV Armored Vehicle Equipped with Oxley LED Lights

The new SCOUT SV armoured fighting vehicle developed for the British Army by General Dynamics UK will be equipped with high-performance LED lights designed by Oxley Group, with advanced protection against electromagnetic interference.
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2015-08-12

U.S. Grower Accelerates Rooting of Plants with Philips LED Grow Lights

Bordine’s is the largest family-owned grower and retail garden center operation in Michigan. The original Bordine’s location, which opened in 1939 in Rochester Hills, is one of the nation’s busiest garden centers. In the company’s 75-year history, Bordine’s has expanded to four locations including the 100-acre Bordine’s Farm in Grand Blanc, which was purchased in 1999.
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2015-08-12

Oregon's City Signs Energy Savings Performance Contract with Ameresco

Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today that it was selected by the City of St. Helens for an energy savings performance contract (ESPC). Ameresco will audit, design, and implement the project, and assist with securing the financing. The project includes upgrading 915 high pressure sodium (HPS) street light fixtures to LED technology, in addition to identifying other efficiency, utility maintenance and infrastructure improvements.
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2015-08-11

Main Chinese Players in the Flash LED Market

As flash LEDs became a standard spec in smartphones instead of a market gimmick to sell phones, many LED manufacturers are vying after this potential market.
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2015-08-11

Art Museums Turning to LEDs to Preserve Masterpieces

Museums around the world are swapping conventional lights in favor of LEDs to protect famous paintings from being damaged by light exposure, according to a Wired report.
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2015-08-11

Indian Startup Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Fund 3D LED Lights

An India startup company headed by Rohan Desle has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund optical illusion LED bulbs, LUMINOsquare.
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2015-08-10

Auckland Rolls Out Massive LED Streetlight Upgrade

Auckland Transport has begun New Zealand’s most ambitious LED replacement program. It is replacing 44,000 high pressure sodium (golden yellow light) street lights with energy efficient LED luminaires. Auckland Transport owns more than 100,000 street lights, approximately one third of the country’s total lighting stock.
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2015-08-10

OLED Applications from Outer Space Down to Earth

Jay Kim, Head of Marketing and Business Development Head of Marketing and Business Development at Business Center OLED, Philips’ OLED lighting division shares in this blog entry how OLEDs are making their ways into outer space and everyday lighting applications. 
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2015-08-10

Astronauts Sample Taste LED Grown Veggies in Space

Fresh food grown in the microgravity environment of space officially is on the menu for the first time for NASA astronauts on the International Space Station. Expedition 44 crew members, including NASA's one-year astronaut Scott Kelly, are ready to sample the fruits of their labor after harvesting a crop of "Outredgeous" red romaine lettuce Monday, Aug. 10, from the Veggie plant growth system on the nation’s orbiting laboratory.
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2015-08-10

U.S. Navy Upgrades Lighting with T-LED Fixtures

Navy installations are replacing outdated fluorescent bulbs with tubular LED lamps (T-LED) as part of its commitment to energy efficiency across the shore enterprise. T-LED lighting is being installed in Navy installations around the world, including administrative buildings, athletic facilities, street lights, and parking garages as a means to save money, while contributing to the Navy's energy efficiency efforts.
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2015-08-06

DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on University of Maryland’s Art Center’s LED Wall Washer Retrofit

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a report on a GATEWAY demonstration, in which maintenance and energy costs were significantly reduced while retaining the quality of light when LED modules replaced 87 halogen lamps in existing wall washers at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The project began with mockups in the spring of 2014, with final installation completed in March 2015. The primary goals were to maintain the visual appearance of the space while reducing maintenance costs, with energy savings considered an additional benefit.
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2015-08-04

ASU Researchers Demonstrate White Lasers that Could Potentially Replace LEDs

While lasers were invented in 1960 and are commonly used in many applications, one characteristic of the technology has proven unattainable. No one has been able to create a laser that beams white light.
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2015-08-04

UC Berkley Bioengineers Use LED Lights to Speed up DNA Replication

New technology developed by UC Berkeley bioengineers promises to make a workhorse lab tool cheaper, more portable and many times faster by accelerating the heating and cooling of genetic samples with the switch of a light.
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2015-08-03

India Rolls Out Energy Efficiency Label for LEDs

India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is implementing energy efficient labels similar to U.S. ENERGY STAR labels, according to a report from The New Indian Express.
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2015-08-03

Vivid Lock Keeps You Safe on the Road and Helps Secure Your Bike

Vivid Bike Lock is a wearable LED strip that lets bikers to be seen by other road occupants and also functions as lock that secure bicycle when needed.
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2015-07-31

Hot Picks of the Week July 27-31

This week Philips and Osram both announced their revenues for 2Q15. While both companies reported growth in the LED segment (Philips 21%, Osram , traditional lighting businesses have declined for both companies (Philips declined 16%, . Philips financial report also reflects a more pessimistic global economic outlook, with sales in China dropping. LED industry market trends are transforming from price wars to patent wars, according to Chinese media Money Weekly analyses. Among important industry acquistions, LED display manufacturer Ledman is spending EUR 25 million to acquire global leading sports media company Infront Sports and Media.
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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