2016-07-01

Samsung Display Files Patent for 3-in-1 Bendable OLED Device

Samsung Display published a patent application that demonstrates an OLED-based flexible 3-in-1 device that can function as a watch, a phone, and even a tablet, reported SAMMobile.
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2016-07-01

Troy-CSL Lighting Signs Philips Lighting’s EnabLED Licensing Agreement

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, today announced that it signed a patent license agreement with the U.S. company Troy-CSL Lighting. The license, based on Philips Lighting’s EnabLED program’s published terms and conditions, provides Troy-CSL Lighting with full, worldwide access to a wide range of basic LED control and system-level technologies. As a result of the agreement, all outstanding litigations between the companies related to patents offered under the EnabLED Licensing Program for LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs have been dismissed.
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2016-07-01

LIA Finding How Brexit Will Affect UK LED Industry

As Britain comes to terms with an EU referendum result which has far reaching implications for the economy and government, it is too early to predict the political landscape or the regulatory one which will shape our future and the impact it will have on our industry.
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2016-06-30

Gloucestershire County Lights 10,000 LED Streetlights

Gloucestershire County Council in UK is celebrating replacing 10,000 lamps with LED technology across the county.
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2016-06-30

Acuity Brands Chosen as Exclusive Smart Lighting Solutions Supplier by Target

Acuity Brands announced an agreement with Target to provide smart lighting technologies, featuring energy saving LED fixtures and dimming controls. Target will be exclusively installing Acuity Brands next generation, smart LED sales floor fixtures, along with Acuity Brands store accent lighting and distribution center site lighting, as part of ongoing efforts to significantly reduce energy consumption and enhance operational effectiveness across its facility footprint.
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2016-06-29

Amerlux Joins Philips Lighting’s EnabLED Licensing Program

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting today announced that it has signed a patent license agreement with the US company Amerlux. The license, based on Philips Lighting’s EnabLED licensing program’s published terms and conditions, provides Amerlux with full, worldwide access to a wide range of basic LED control and system-level technologies. As a result of the agreement, the outstanding litigation between the companies related to patents offered under the EnabLED licensing program for LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs has been dismissed.  To date more than 200 US companies have joined the EnabLED program and Amerlux is the second to be announced within a week.
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2016-06-27

California City to Upgrade to LED Streetlights

Clovis, a city located in Fresno County, California in the U.S. will be replacing 7,600 streetlights with LED bulbs in the next few weeks, announced Pacific Gas and Electric last Friday.
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2016-06-24

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A lawsuit filed by Nichia against Tachibana Eletech and E&E Japan, which companies imported and/or sold Blue LEDs manufactured by a Taiwanese company, Everlight Electronics, the Tokyo District Court found that the importation/sale of those Blue LEDs by E&E and Tachibana constituted infringement of Nichia's patent. However, Everlight refuted that it respects the court’s judgement as JP3972943 expired on July 6, 2014. Therefore, the infringement will not have negative impact on the company’s products.
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2016-06-22

Monocrystal Signs Partnership with Russian State Corporation Bank

Monocrystal, a leading supplier of synthetic sapphire and PV metallization pastes to the world market, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Russian state corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs VEB during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016. The document implies VEB’s investment in the significant expansion of Monocrystal’s production capacity.
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2016-06-22

TYC Brother Industrial Aims to Grab Larger Shares in ASEAN Automotive Market

Aftermarket (AM) automotive lighting manufacturer TYC Brother recently held a shareholder meeting announcing its financial performance for fiscal year 2015, where the company revenue reached NT $15.05 billion (US $467.38 million), and net profit of NT $670 million setting a new record high over the last 12 years, reported Money DJ.
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2016-06-22

Revolution Lighting Technologies Receives US $4M for Recent Multi-Family Development Projects

Revolution Lighting Technologies, a leader in advanced LED lighting technology solutions, today announced that its division, Value Lighting, has been recently awarded lighting contracts for multi-family developments throughout the U.S. totaling US $4 million. This includes its most recent win with Reston Station in Reston, VA, in addition to several large multi-family developments in Washington D.C. and Georgia.
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2016-06-21

Industry Leaders Back Epistar’s Production Reduction

Leaders in the LED industry have been supportive of Epistar’s decision to scale down production capacity, the Taiwanese company has frozen nearly a quarter of its production capacity and initiated the largest scale down since its founding, reported China Times. This move could lower increasing cost pressures from depreciating old equipment, but at several large manufacturers shareholder meeting last week, Everlight Chairman Robert Yeh and Unity Opto’s Chairman Alpha Wu supported Epistar’s move, and from a chip buyer perspective announced chip prices had reached rock bottom.
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2016-06-20

Did San’an Opto and HC Semitek Raise LED Chip Prices Too?

A report from Korean media ET News claimed Chinese manufacturers San’an Opto and HC Semitek joined Epistar’s lead in raising LED chip prices, which Korean media and others analyzed was a sign that plummeting LED chip prices finally rebounded. However, LEDinside found the Korean media report was not an exclusive interview with senior executives from San’an Opto, nor was it a large scale price adjustment.
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2016-06-20

Samsung Ramps up Production as It Eyes Apple OLED Supplier Spot

Samsung Electronics aims to raise production of next-generation smartphone displays by more than 50% in 2016, as it eyes Apple’s iPhone supply chain and other manufacturers that are updating device specs, reported the Nikkei.
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2016-06-20

GE Current CEO Talks about Large Scale Commercial Lighting

Having headed GE Current for eight months, Maryose Sylvester shares some insights about the challenges she faces in an interview with 5 On Your Side.
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2016-06-17

Nichia Targets B&Q Self-Branded LED Bulbs in Latest YAG Patent Suit

Japanese LED manufacturer Nichia left a blazing trail of patent lawsuits in 2016, and the latest suit against B&Q seems to add onto the latest list of U.S. LED bulb retailers and distributor suits, except this suit should be viewed independently.
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2016-06-17

Philips Lighting Exercises Over-Allotment Option

Following Philips Lighting IPO announcement in May, the company recently issued a press release announcing exercise of over-allotment option. The press release intended for financial investors was banned from publication.
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2016-06-17

Hubbell Lighting Appoints New GM for Lighting Components Business

Hubbell Lighting, an innovator in the lighting industry, has named John DiNardi General Manager and Vice President of the Hubbell Lighting Components Business. He currently heads Hubbell Lighting's Technology and Business Development program. This move connects the solid state lighting components brands with Hubbell's advanced technology, product and business development group.
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2016-06-15

Havells India Raises Stake in Promptec Renewable

Havells India (the company) has scaled up its share in Promptec to 51%, which values INR 65 million (US $970,000), according to The Dollar Business.
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2016-06-15

Veeco Receives Massive Landmark Order for MBE R&D System From Nanjing University

Veeco Instruments announced that it has received the first order from a Chinese customer for its GENxplor™ R&D Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) System. Nanjing University is scheduled to receive the system in the second quarter of 2016. The GENxplor system is the number one selling MBE system worldwide since its introduction in August 2013.
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2016-06-14

Lastertech Upholds Positive Outlook for 2H16

LED car module manufacturer Lastertech announced its consolidated revenue in May 2016 soared 59.76% month-on-month (MOM), or 71.36% year-on-year (YoY) to NT $ 353 million (US $10.90 million), reported UDN.
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2016-06-14

Samsung Display to Double OLED Shipments in 1Q16

Samsung Display’s shipments of OLED panels has more than doubled during the past year, since more -global smartphone manufacturers were adopting OLED displays, reported The Korea Herald.
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2016-06-14

Nualight Sales Lumotech’s LED Driver Business to Fulham Company Group

Nualight, a specialist LED lighting technology company has reached an agreement to sell certain assets from Lumotech, its driver and motion detector business to California, USA based company, Fulham. With its acquisition, Fulham will add that product portfolio to their existing range of LED drivers, modules, engines and further lighting solutions. Fulham will also strengthen its European presence through Lumotech’s existing sales channels, bringing new sustainable lighting solutions to global OEMs and distributors. The sale is expected to complete on July 01, 2016. The terms of the transaction remain confidential.
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2016-06-14

[Breaking News] Nichia Files New Lawsuits against U.S. Distributors Feit Electric, Meridian and Lowe’s

Nichia announced on June 13, 2016 it filed patent infringement lawsuits against U.S. retailers and distributors Feit Electric, Meridian, Lowe’s Companies and L G Sourcing for allegedly distributing LED bulbs that had infringed its patents.
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2016-06-13

DOE Offers US $10.5M Funding to Advance SSL Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the competitive selection of nine solid-state lighting (SSL) projects to receive funding, in response to the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001364 (“Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D – 2016”). These 18- to 24-month projects will focus on the following existing DOE SSL R&D program areas:
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2016-06-08

Samsung Prepares for Launch of Bendable OLED Smartphones and QLED TVs

To outwit rivals, Samsung intends to launch two bendable OLED smartphone models by next year and by 2018 will unveil QLED TVs onto the market, according to numerous reports.
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2016-06-08

Mumbai Metro Goes Green with LED Lighting and Other Measures

Mumbai Metro One announced it will be going green by installing LED lights and energy harvesting solar panels, reported Business Standardrecently.
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2016-06-07

LG’s TV Market Strategy in Taiwan

LG showcased its latest 4K OLED TVs to be launched in Taiwan earlier today, but these innovative TVs are not going to be their new major revenue source yet, said senior company executives during a press conference at The Humble Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan earlier Tuesday.
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2016-06-07

DOE Reveals 2016 SSL R&D Plan

DOE has published the 2016 edition of the Solid-State Lighting R&D Plan. It was developed in conjunction with community experts through input received at roundtable meetings held in September and October 2015 and at the DOE SSL R&D Workshop held in February 2016 in Raleigh, NC. The discussions covered R&D needs for LED and OLED technologies, ranging from core technology research and product development through manufacturing R&D.
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2016-06-07

Winter is coming? World’s Top Lighting Manufacturer Philips Closes Shenzhen Factory

This article contributed by a Wellmax editor analyses implications from the recent shutdown of Philips LED factory in Shenzhen, China. For Guangdong province alone, over 20 companies were listed. Kingsun Optoelectronic, Honglitronic entered into capital market, and the total market capitalization was over RMB 20 billion. The aggregate investment for provincial LED industry bases in Huizhou, Dongguan, Jiangmen, Nanhai, Zencheng and etc. was over 50 billion Chinese yuan.
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BenQ announces a new outdoor entertainment solution that will transform camping at night into an experience that you’ll never forget. GS1 will soon become the outdoor camping gear you won’t leave home without!

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Lumileds, the global leader in light engine technology, announced LUXEON LEDs with AtmoSphere Technology, which can be used to create the ideal ambiance for restaurants and other hospitality venues, making customers feel cozy, comfortable and ... READ MORE