2015-10-26

Australian Researchers Find Correlation between Light Exposure and Weight Gain in Children

A world-first study by Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Sleep in Early Childhood Research Group has revealed pre-schoolers exposed to more light earlier in day tend to weigh more.
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2015-10-26

Seoul Semiconductor Package-less LED Gaining Traction in Lighting Market Applications

Chung Hoon Lee, CEO of world’s leading LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor (http://www.seoulsemicon.com) announces that Wicop, following its massive success in LCD backlighting applications, is experiencing rapid adoption in the global lighting market after the September 2015 release thanks to its ultra compact size and outstanding efficiency.
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2015-10-26

Beneq Adds America II Electronics to Product Distribution Network

As Beneq continues to expand its business of Lumineq® displays for extreme conditions, there is a growing need for wider distribution of the company’s rugged thin film electroluminescence (TFEL) displays as well as the fully transparent TASEL® displays, which have a substantial installed base and range of interesting future applications in the defense, transportation outdoor instrumentation and medical electronics markets.
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2015-10-23

Bridgelux's LED Arrays to Light up Italian UNESCO World Heritage Site

Bridgelux, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance, solid-state LED arrays, announced the selection of Bridgelux® Décor Series™ LED arrays for a new lighting installation at the Lower Basilica of San Francesco of Assisi in Italy, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Founded in 1228, the Basilica is decorated with frescoes painted by medieval artists, illustrating the unique development of Italian art. The new lighting system will highlight the unique quality of the stunning frescoes, while providing safe illumination over the delicate paint and colors.
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2015-10-22

Sensity's Light Sensory Network to be Implemented in U.S. Property Group

Sensity Systems, the pioneer of Light Sensory Networks (LSN), today announced that Simon Property Group is expanding its NetSense Light Sensory Network deployments to multiple retail properties across the United States. Ranked among the largest shopping mall owners in the country, Simon plans to go well beyond energy efficiency with Sensity LSNs. They are currently deploying the NetSense platform in their parking lots and garages for advanced lighting control. Smart parking, public safety and other operational applications will be implemented in the future to help the mall operator reach their strategic business goals and deliver superior shopping experiences at their properties nationwide.
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2015-10-22

Canadian Town Rolls Out LED Streetlight Upgrade

The Town of Lincoln is partnering with Realterm Energy through the Association of Municipalities of Ontariol/Local Area Services for the conversion of the Town's streetlights to new LED technology.
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2015-10-21

Illumitex Forges Partnership with Indoor Harvest for Indoor Growing Systems

Illumitex is pleased to announce that Indoor Harvest, design-builder of farms for indoor agriculture, has selected Illumitex as the preferred lighting provider for their systems, which are sold to innovative growers around the world. Together, Illumitex and Indoor Harvest will engage in R&D and coordinated business development activities to offer a complete hardware solution for the indoor farming industry, all at the bleeding edge of agricultural science.
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2015-10-19

Philippines Environmental Watch Dog Group Finds Counterfeit LED Lights on the Market

An environmental watch dog group in the Philippines is urging the government to take action to prevent cheap and substandard quality LED bulbs from proliferating the market.
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2015-10-16

LumiGrow Research Demonstrates Benefits from Adjustable Spectrum Lighting

LumiGrow Research, the research division of horticultural LED lighting manufacturer LumiGrow released seven new scientific posters that reveal how crop morphology and productivity can be affected through the application of varied light spectra. LumiGrow research, conducted in partnership with commercial growers and universities, demonstrates breakthrough capabilities that adjustable-spectrum LED lighting now provides growers.
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2015-10-16

Illumitex to Provide Consultation to Indoor Horticulture Farmers

Illumitex, LED innovator and maker of the world’s most optically advanced lighting products for horticulture, today announced it has launched a new division to further its mission of helping indoor growers become more profitable.
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2015-10-16

Efore’s Italian Arm Chosen by Quick S.P.A for Marine LED Light Fitting

Efore Plc's subsidiary, ROAL Electronics has been selected by Quick S.p.A., a leading company in marine equipment, to jointly develop a LED luminaire for marine and industry applications.
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2015-10-15

Sleep- Deprived Citizens in British Village Pleads for LED Streetlight Glare Solution

The English town Blackburn, locates approximately 20.9 miles north of Manchester, received LED streetlight replacement about one week ago. The retrofit accidentally led to one local family sleepless for several nights.
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2015-10-15

Russian Investor Teams up with Finnish Company to Develop LED Foil Technology

VTT-originated Flexbright Oy and Russian company NNCRM have agreed on partnership to develop Flexbright's innovative LED foil project. This offers many business opportunities to further innovation and design making use of Internet of Things technology, for example.
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2015-10-14

Restaurant Chain Subway Includes LED Lighting to Realize Environmental Commitment

As a part of the restaurant chain's continued commitment to making its restaurants and operations more socially responsible, the SUBWAY® brand has made LED lighting standard for all new and remodeled restaurants.  This important upgrade will provide energy-efficient lighting that, in 2014 with a small percentage of stores participating, saved 21.9 million kilowatt hours – enough energy to power 1,996 households in a single year.
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2015-10-13

Texas City Smart LED Streetlights Trial Looks to Improve Security with Color Alerting System

Round Rock, a city in Texas, U.S., is one of the first cities to conduct smart LED streetlight tests, according to Round Rock Patch’s report.
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2015-10-12

Harvatek Forms Partnership with Research Institute to Develop LED Thread

Low market demands in the past few months has driven Taiwanese LED manufacturer Harvatek to explore innovative LED technologies including forming a partnership that includes teaming up with Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI) to develop LED thread and related technology applications
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2015-10-12

U.S. City Approves US$ 2.1M Loan for LED Streetlights Replacement

Kingston is a city nicknamed as K-Town in Ulster County, New York, U.S. The Common Council approved the city’s borrowing of US$ 2.1 million to install LED streetlights throughout the city. Early on, the council approved borrowing US$ 105,000 for design and engineering work for the project.
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2015-10-12

The U.S. Bank Stadium is to Enjoy Upcoming NFL Season with LED Lights

Game action inside U.S. Bank Stadium is less than a year away, but installation of a high-tech lighting system that will benefit broadcast cameras and spectators has begun.
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2015-10-08

DOE Detroit's Street Lighting Conversion Report Show LEDs Cut Energy Consumption by 60%

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a new report on the comprehensive street lighting restoration currently being undertaken by the City of Detroit, which includes transitioning the existing high-pressure sodium (HPS) sources to LED. Entitled Restoring Detroit's Street Lighting System, the report provides an objective review of the circumstances surrounding the system restoration, the processes undertaken and decisions made, and the results to date.
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2015-10-08

GE to Spin Off LED and Other New Energy Businesses Into Single Startup Company

GE announced Current, powered by GE, a first-of-its kind energy company that integrates GE’s LED, Solar, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicle businesses with its industrial strength Predix platform to identify and deliver the most cost effective, efficient energy solutions required by customers today and in the future. Maryrose Sylvester, who as President and CEO at GE Lighting has led the transformation of one of the company’s most iconic businesses, will lead the new enterprise. Current is backed by GE’s balance sheet and financing expertise, and committed to successfully advancing ecomagination-certified technology solutions, new business models and Predix solutions for the energy sector.
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2015-10-07

Zhaga Consortium Publishes Book 11 for Small LED Spotlight Modules

A new specification from Zhaga adds to a scaled family of circular LED modules. The Book 11 modules operate with a separate driver, and are independently interchangeable. The Zhaga Consortium has published Book 11, a new specification that describes circular LED modules with a maximum diameter of 35 mm that are suitable for spotlighting and related applications. A Book 11 module requires a separate LED driver
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2015-10-05

Australian Trucking Association Shines Light on LED Lighting Safety Gains

Installing LED trailer brake lights could mean the difference between a safe stop and a rear end accident, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Christopher Melham, said today.
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2015-10-05

Finnish LED Manufacturer Greenled Oy Lights up Helsinki

Greenled Oy , the leading Finnish manufacturer and supplier of all-inclusive LED lighting solutions, has won the contract to supply street lighting for the City of Helsinki. The request for tenders emphasized energy efficiency, high quality optics and durable design. In the first phase of the Helsinki LED project Greenled is set to deliver 1 700 Sirius outdoor luminaires to enlighten the Finnish capital. Launched in April 2015, Sirius is an innovative Finnish made LED luminaire that combines advanced lighting technology and robust design.
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2015-10-02

How Astronauts Might be Able to Grow Martian Potatoes with NASA Lighting Technology

Stranded on the barren red planet Mars with few supplies available, astronaut Mark Watney played by Hollywood actor Matt Damon in The Martian is fighting for survival on the harsh planet.
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2015-10-02

Major Taiwanese Sapphire Manufacturer Tera Xtal Technology Slashes Jobs

The LED market has shown mixed results in different global regions recently. Stagnant LED shipment growth, and plunging sapphire substrate prices have brought related manufacturers operations under the market lime light.
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2015-10-02

Designer Integrates Sex Science in LED Badge Design at Burning Man this Year

This LED badge launched at Burning Man this year has an OLED touch screen was designed by applying reproductive science and genetics. The personified light badges “inherit” a particular lighting sequence that can be passed on to another light badge through intercourse, which takes form through blinking lights. However, all sex between the lighting badges is consensual and require the approval of the female badges (yes the badges have different genders). Badges can also engage in homosexual relations. Instead of a walkie talkie users can use the light badge to link up with friends and choose their mate. For further info on the design concept and technology involved please see below.
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2015-10-02

Renewable Energy and Power Finishes LED Lighting Trial at Important Health-Care Organization

Renewable Energy and Power, a diversified corporation with markets in energy-saving technologies of both LED lighting and solar cells, is pleased to announce that the Company has successfully completed the trial testing period of the initial order for LED lighting in a health-care/assisted-living facility of a major health-care organization. Nationwide, the organization operates more than five hundred skilled nursing centers and assisted senior living communities.
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2015-10-02

TOGGLED® Adds Halco Lighting Technologies® to its Growing Base of LED Lighting Patent Licensees

TOGGLED®, developer and producer of next-generation solid-state lighting technology and named in the Top 25 Most Innovative Companies in South East Michigan by Crain's Detroit, reported today the addition of Halco Lighting Technologies® to its rapidly expanding Licensing Program.
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2015-10-02

Several UNESCO World Heritage Sites Illuminated by Night of Heritage Light

On the evening of October 1st, The Night of Heritage Light will illuminate several UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the UK and Ireland, in acknowledgement of the UNESCO International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015). With this event, the Society of Light and Lighting will celebrate the skills of its members and promote UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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2015-10-01

Global Tech LED Files Bulb Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Hilmuz and Others

As the Inventor and Manufacturer of the world’s most advanced LED Light Engines, Global Tech LED announced today it has filed a lawsuit against Hilumz USA and other entities for infringement of one its patents entitled “LED Light Bulb” (U.S. Patent No. 8,979,304). Global Tech LED has also initiated a lawsuit against those owners and operators of www.myledlightingguide.com and www.everywattmatters.com. Global Tech LED will continue to enforce its rights and is standing in open arms to any distributors caught in the middle who are interested in purchasing a product that is not infringing.
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EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, presents four new ceramic high reflective packaged high power automotive LEDs with a Golden Lead Frame in four different colors White, PC-Amber, Red and Su... READ MORE

Lumileds launches its second generation LUXEON CoB Compact Range LEDs, which feature an efficacy and output boost of up to 16% over its previous generation arrays. The new product line reinforces Lumileds le... READ MORE