2016-03-23

DOE Publishes CALiPER Report on Chromaticity Shift Modes of LED PAR38 Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released Report 20.5, which is part of a series of investigations on LED PAR38 lamps. The new report builds on CALiPER Report 20.4 by providing a tear-down analysis of its 32 LED PAR38 lamp models and also performing additional analyses on the spectroradiometric data obtained using a specially developed automated long-term test apparatus. 
Continue reading
2016-03-23

University of Arizona and Philips Lighting Find Grow Lights Boost Lettuce Production in Space

Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips company and global leader in lighting, has collaborated with The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) to test energy efficient ways to grow food that will help feed astronauts on missions to the moon, Mars and beyond. A recent study, conducted over a nine week period, found that replacing water-cooled high-pressure sodium (HPS) systems with energy efficient LED lighting from Philips in a prototype lunar greenhouse resulted in an increased amount of high-quality, edible lettuce while dramatically improving operational efficiency and use of resources.
Continue reading
2016-03-22

Seoul Viosys Files UV Patent Infringement Lawsuit against American Manufacturer Salon Supply Store

Seoul Viosys filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the US Court in Florida, claiming that their UV products, including EPI, FAB, package or system, have been infringed.
Continue reading
2016-03-22

ANSI Accredited Standards Committee Revises Luminaire and Control Device Related Electrical Transient Immunity Requirements ANSI C136.2-2015

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C136 revised ANSI C136.2-2015 Dielectric Withstand and Electrical Transient Immunity Requirements. This standard covers luminaires and control devices classified for up to 600-volt operation. It is also intended for use in roadway and area lighting applications. 
Continue reading
2016-03-22

U.S. LED Streetlight Projects from Pennsylvania to Nebraska

Local U.S. governments have been actively replacing conventional streetlights with LEDs in an effort to slash energy consumption, according to a latest report from The Climate Group mayors across the U.S. are prioritizing LED streetlights. Below are summaries of streetlight projects in several U.S. cities.
Continue reading
2016-03-21

Aster the LED-lit Backpack Seeks Backing on Indiegogo

Lumos of India launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for its latest LED lit commute backpack, Aster, especially designed for cyclists. The campaign has secured US $18,492 or 34% of US $50,000.   With so many LED gadgets for cyclists on the market, what makes Aster stand out from others?   Aster is a weather-resistant backpack that increases cyclists’ on-road safety. The backpack accommodates 16 LED rear lights and 30 LED brake lights along with two profiles light and two front lights that enable the cyclist to be seen from different di...
Continue reading
2016-03-21

UAE Telecom Giant Du Tests Li-Fi Technology

The UAE’s largest telecommunication company Du announced it is testing LED-based Li-Fi or Visible Communication Technology (VLC) capable of transferring data at 1 gigabyte per second, reported The National.
Continue reading
2016-03-18

Hot Picks of the Week March 14-18

With the industry’s biggest biennial lighting event, Light+Building 2016 running for the whole week at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Center in Germany, the show hosted by Messe Frankfurt has resulted in a deluge of new lighting product releases. To make things easier for readers, and those who were unable to attend the show, we’ll pick a few highlights.
Continue reading
2016-03-18

Sony’s Premium Priced LED Product Portfolio Targets Smart Home Market

As a late entrant in the LED luminaire market, Sony has been primarily focused on grabbing profits in the budding smart home market, and its recent product pricing strategies and new products launched clearly illustrate this approach of utilizing its experience in the consumer electronic industry to make value-added smart LED products.
Continue reading
2016-03-18

New Zealand City to Roll out LED Streetlight Retrofit Project

Gisborne Council in New Zealand announced it will replace over 950 old high pressure sodium street lights with upgrades to new LED power-saving lighting in the district over the next three years.
Continue reading
2016-03-18

Researchers Use Noninvasive Laser to Detect Microorganism Growth in Packaged Food

It’s important to know how microorganisms — particularly pathogenic microbes — grow under various conditions. Certain bacteria can cause food poisoning when eaten and bacterial growth in medical blood supplies, while rare, might necessitate discarding the blood.
Continue reading
2016-03-16

Chinese Researchers Use Copper Oxide Crystals to Make Germ Killing LEDs in the Full Visible Light Spectrum Range

Disinfection applications are usually associated with UV LEDs, but one research team from China led by Chaowen Xue has recently demonstrated an alternative solution to ridding most bacteria with visible light range LEDs.
Continue reading
2016-03-14

Minnesota Department of Transportation to Convert Nearly 30,000 Streetlights with LEDs

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is undertaking a statewide lighting conversion project and saving some money along the way.
Continue reading
2016-03-14

Sedna Partners with Cardiff University's Formula Racing Team to highlight Engineering Talent

Sedna Lighting, a British based LED lighting manufacturer and global distributor highlights young engineering talent in partnership with Cardiff University.
Continue reading
2016-03-14

Qualite Sports Lighting to Light up Athletic Fields at Franklin County High School

Franklin County High School in Brookville, IN has selected Qualite Sports Lighting for the highest quality lighting systems to light Baseball, Softball and Soccer Athletic Fields. Each venue will be illuminated with the Qualite Pro Series Lighting System, with visors for optimum spill/ light control. A total 112, 1650 watt fixtures will ensure an excellent experience for the athletes and fans.
Continue reading
2016-03-11

Heliospectra Receives LED Light Order from Washington State Cannabis Grower

Heliospectra, a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for crop cultivation and plant research, announced an order valued at just over US $265,000 for the Heliospectra LX601C cannabis-focused LED light hardware and software system.
Continue reading
2016-03-11

Billion Electric Supports Taipei Freeway Smart LED Streetlight Network Project

Billion Electric, the global leader and developer of enterprise-level ICT and Intelligent Energy Management technologies, is pleased to announce that its LCMS™ (Smart Street Light Control and Management System) has been adopted by the Taipei City Government to complete a freeway Smart LED Street Light project in the city. In the cooperation with the Taiwanese Ministry of Economy, Billion LCMS™ demonstrates the capability to automatically report street light failures and repairing information, advanced scheduling and dimming features, and control intelligence and energy-efficiency.
Continue reading
2016-03-10

LG Asks Samsung to Form Large OLED TV Panel Partnership

Could Samsung be returning the OLED TV scene? For a while the company was backing away from large OLED panels or putting it on the backburner till yield rates improved. But the company might be making an earlier comeback, as long term rival LG Display seeks to forge a partnership.
Continue reading
2016-03-10

The New iPhone Rumored to Size Up to 5.8-inches OLED Displays in 2017

Apple is rumored to size up iPhone from 5.5- inches to 5.8-inches and swap to OLED screens, the Telegraph, cited a DIGITIMES report.
Continue reading
2016-03-10

Why the Bugatti Chiron Taillight Can Be A Single LED Strip Light

Luxury car brands often incorporate innovative car light designs, such as dynamic smart LED headlights or eye-catching tail light designs to give their cars a more distinctive look, but super race car Buggati Chiron’s single LED light strip taillight design had some in the industry scratching their heads.
Continue reading
2016-03-09

LG Display Rumored to be Supplying OLED Display Solutions to Mercedes-Benz New E-Class

Mercedes-Benz, the leading luxury car maker, might be the first to adopt innovative OLED display solutions from LG Display in its vehicles, industry sources told Yonhap News.
Continue reading
2016-03-09

British Researchers Demonstrate First Laser Grown on Silicon

A group of researchers from the UK, including academics from Cardiff University, has demonstrated the first practical laser that has been grown directly on a silicon substrate.
Continue reading
2016-03-08

Indian State Maharashtra Slashes Energy Consumption with LED Bulbs Distribution and Streetlight Upgrade

Maharashtra is an Indian state located in the western region of the country. The government has implemented several projects to turn the state into a smart, urbanized area. To achieve this goal, the authority opted for energy saving technology that would greatly reduce energy demand, including distributing LED bulbs and upgrading conventional street lighting to LED ones, .
Continue reading
2016-03-08

Pixelligent Technologies Optical Adhesive Chosen by Norland Products for UV Curing Applications

Pixelligent, the leading high-index advanced materials manufacturer, announced that Norland Products, a global leader in high-value optical adhesives, has launched a high R.I. Ultraviolet (UV) and visible light curable optical adhesive NOA 170 (R.I. 1.70) using Pixelligent's PixClear-based high R.I. Zirconia nanocrystal technology. Norland Products will leverage this technology to increase performance for its market leading applications. 
Continue reading
2016-03-04

Market Oversupply Drives Nan Ya Photonics Incorporation to Exit EPI-Wafer Market

Waning market demands, price wars and severe oversupply of LED chips in LED industry has urged Nan Ya Photonics Incorporation (NYPI), a subsidiary of Formosa Plastics Group, to  announce earlier this week its exit from the upstream LED EPI-wafer manufacturing business, and shift its focus to downstream market, including light bulb production and lighting system.
Continue reading
2016-03-03

Apple Receives New OLED Display Patent, Rumored to Launch OLED iPhone by 2017

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Apple a flexible OLED display patent recently, reported MacRumors.
Continue reading
2016-03-03

Osram Sylvania Shortens Bulb Lifetime to Gain Traction in LED Lighting Market

Osram Sylvania is introducing a novel strategy to reduce LED bulb manufacturing costs, and keep it competitive on the market, according to a report from Forbes.
Continue reading
2016-03-03

Plessey Expands Production Capacity with AIX G5+ C Cluster from Aixtron

AIXTRON SE, a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, today announced that Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. has ordered an AIX G5+ C cluster system for the production capacity expansion of gallium nitride LEDs manufactured on silicon wafers (GaN-on-Si). The tool is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter 2016.
Continue reading
2016-03-02

Bioluminescent Lighting from Glowee May Light up Paris Nightscape Soon

A Paris-based startup company Glowee is developing a bacteria lighting, using bioluminescent glow to light up shop windows and street signs, reported New Scientist.
Continue reading
2016-03-02

Kyushu University Raises OLED Lifetime

With just a tiny tweak, researchers at Kyushu University greatly increased the device lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that use a recently developed class of molecules to convert electricity into light with the potential for increased efficiency at a lower cost in future displays and lighting.
Continue reading

The new IR Topled D5140 photodiode from Osram Opto Semiconductors requires considerably less pc board space than before. It enables more compact sensors to be produced for monitoring fitness levels, for example in fitness a... READ MORE

Vero® Series products include Vero SE arrays with poke-in connectivity enabled by BJB to streamline fixture assembly process

READ MORE