2016-03-04

Western-Central Indian State to Upgrade Streetlights in 43,665 Villages with LEDs

Officials from the Maharashtra state located in western-central India has announced plans of replacing CFL streetlights in 43,665 villages with LEDs, reported Moneycontrol.com.
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2016-03-04

Seguin City Officials in Texas Approve Installation of LED Lights Downtown

In a vote 7-1, city officials of Seguin in Texas, U.S. approved the purchase of LED lights to be installed in the downtown area, and agreed to year-round illumination before sunset till 10:00 PM, reported Seguin Gazzette.
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2016-03-03

China’s New Lighting Standards Addresses Blue-light Hazards

One of the markedly visible changes to China’s latest lighting standard GB7000.1-2015, which addresses luminaires general test requirements, is the introduction of blue-light hazard regulations, stated the Machinery and Electrical Products Testing Center under Shanghai’s Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau.
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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.
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2016-03-03

Top European Manufacturers Form Pilot Line Pi-Scale to Accelerate Commercialization of OLED

Europe’s technology leaders in the development of flexible OLEDs for lighting and signage applications have joined together in a consortium to develop an open access pilot line that will accelerate the commercial adoption of this promising new technology.
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2016-03-03

Universal Display and Osram Sign OLED Material Evaluation Agreement

Universal Display Corporation , enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, announced a collaboration and evaluation agreement with OSRAM, one of the world's leading lighting manufacturers. Under the agreement, OSRAM will begin sampling Universal Display’s proprietary PHOLED™ phosphorescent OLED materials for solid-state lighting applications.
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2016-03-02

Luxonic Launches New Manufacturing Base in Glasgow

Luxonic has expanded its offering with the opening of its first sales office in Scotland. The business’s new Glasgow base will further Luxonic’s already strong operation across the UK, adding to existing offices in Manchester, Belfast and Luxonic’s HQ and manufacturing facilities in Basingstoke.
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2016-03-01

Go Scale Capital to Bid for Philips Lighting Business

The U.S. government’s blockage of Go Scale Capital’s acquisition of former Philips LED component business Lumileds in January 2016, has not deterred the Chinese manufacturer from bidding for Philips Lighting, reported Bloomberg Monday.
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2016-03-01

Toshiba Lighting Business to be sold to Chinese Appliance Manufacturer Konka Group

Toshiba Lighting and Technology is exiting the consumer market in China, and will be selling all related business operations to local appliance maker Konka Group, according to a recent Nikkei report.
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2016-03-01

Indian States Telangana, Jammu and Kashmir Roll out LED Lighting Replacements

Indian states Telangana, Jammu and Kashmir have become the latest to implement LED lighting replacement projects under the country’s Domestic Efficient Lighting Program (DELP), according to Indian media reports.
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2016-03-01

NEMA: LED A-Line Lamp Shipments Posts Soaring Growth in 2015

LED A-line lamps surged 226.7% during 4Q15 on a year-over-year basis. Meanwhile, halogen A-line lamps posted a year-over-year increase of 8.7%, and incandescent A-line lamps increased by 7.8 % while compact fluorescents lamps (CFL) dropped 56%. Compared to 3Q15, LED shipments rose 18.4 percent, halogen A-lines increased 0.8%, and CFL shipments saw a quarter-to-quarter increase of 6.5%. In contrast, incandescent A-line lamp shipments decreased 16.7% on a quarter-over-quarter basis.
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2016-03-01

Mackwell Appoints René Joppi as New Director of Middle East Business

With ties to many major international companies in over 40 markets, Mackwell has appointed a General Manager of Middle East, India and Africa (MEIA) to oversee the business strategy in this region, further develop connections and market share in the UAE region and develop Mackwell’s presence in this fast-expanding market. René Joppi, was chosen for the position because of his vast experience in DALI, Lighting Controls, Emergency Lighting and software development, gained during his time with Zumtobel Group, plus his ability to advise on the legislation and regulations associated with emergency lighting in that region. 
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2016-03-01

Samsung Scales up Investment in New OLED TV Fab

Our friends at OLEDinfo have compiled news from several Korean sources confirming total investments in Samsung’s upcoming OLED TV panel fab might be higher than previous reports, and sheds light on the OLED technology the company will be utilizing.
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2016-02-26

Hot Picks of the Week Feb.22-26

There has been quite some activity in the Middle East and African lighting markets lately. One of Middle East’s largest LED installation projects has been rolled out by Dubai this week, and under the government project 160,000 LED light bulbs will be installed in 2,000 new houses. In Africa, the Zambian government’s decision to phase out incandescent bulbs has encouraged local LED manufacturer The Zambia Electrometer to scale up annual LED bulb production by four times to 2 million LED bulbs.
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2016-02-25

Residents in North Carolina Capital Request Dimmer and Warmer Colored LED Lights

Crisp white LED streetlights rolled out by European and American cities have not always been welcomed by local residents, many have complained about its strong glare and unforgivingly powerful light beams streaming through windows that have been compared to transforming living rooms into football fields by upset residents.
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2016-02-25

Tridonic Reaches Settlement with AOC International on Silicate-based White LED Patent Lawsuit

Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH, a subsidiary of Tridonic GmbH & Co KG, Dornbirn and part of the Zumtobel Group, has entered into a settlement agreement with the AOC International (Europe) B.V. and AOC International (Europe) GmbH for the use of silicate-based white LEDs. 
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2016-02-25

Shuji Nakamura Co-founded Company SoraaLaser to Launch Laser Light Source for Specialty Lighting

SoraaLaser, a world leader in commercialization of visible laser light sources, will present its innovative light source technology at Strategies in Light conference, March 1-3, in Santa Clara, CA. These advanced light sources feature unique performance properties such as collimated output and waveguide delivery, and provide compelling advantages over LED, OLED, and legacy sources in specialty lighting.
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2016-02-24

Tridonic and Panasonic Sign LED Light Source Patent License Agreement

Panasonic Corporation, Japan, Panasonic Lighting Europe , Germany and Tridonic, a leading manufacturer of lighting components and part of the Zumtobel Group of Austria, today announced that they have entered into a patent license agreement. With this agreement the parties grant each other a license to use certain patents in the field of lighting electronics, mainly in the field of control and operation of LED light sources. The specific terms of the settlement will remain confidential.
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2016-02-24

Zambian Government Incandescent Bulb Phase Out Spurs Local Manufacturer to Raise LED Bulb Production

The Zambia Electrometer has raised its LED bulb production to 2 million per year following the Zambian government’s decision to ban incandescent bulb imports, according to a report from the Times of Zambia.
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2016-02-23

EU Commission Photonics Public Private Partnership Invests EUR 35M in Three Advanced Photonic Production Lines

Three major Pilot Lines, which help SMEs take photonics technologies from lab into market, have been launched today by the Photonics Public Private Partnership (PPP). The Pilot Lines mean that thousands of high tech SMEs in Europe - who often lack access to advanced, cost-intensive infrastructures and expertise needed to manufacture new and innovative products – will be able to take their good ideas, scale-them up and validate them with the first customers for commercial production. The Pilot Lines will focus on health applications, flexible organic light-emitting diodes and sensors for the detection of chemicals in gas and liquids. 
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2016-02-23

Technavio Projects Global Automotive OLED Market to Reach 7.74 Million Units by 2019

Technavio analysts forecast the global automotive organic light-emitting diode (OLED) marketto post a CAGR of more than 14% by 2019, according to their latest report.
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2016-02-23

Quantum Material Partners with GTG in US$20 M Quantum Dot Production Joint Venture in China

North American quantum dot manufacturer Quantum Materials announced that the company has entered into a joint venture with Guanghui Technology Group (“GTG”) whereas GTG will invest US $20 Million for building out Quantum Materials QDX™ quantum dot production facilities and quantum dots application development in China. Embedding quantum dot production regionally allows Quantum Materials to work closely with clients to customize quantum dot characteristics to optimize manufacturing efficiencies as well as supply chain logistics.
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2016-02-23

Veeco Reports Loss in 4Q15

Fourth Quarter 2015 Highlights Revenues of US $106.5 million, down 6% compared with the same period last year GAAP net loss per share of $0.25 and Non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.01 Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $4.4 million 
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2016-02-22

Dubai to Install 160,000 LED Light Bulbs and Solar Panels for New Housing Project

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will supply 2,000 existing and new homes from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MBRHE) project with 160,000 LED light bulbs and photovoltaic panels. The move aims to reduce the demand for energy as well as the long- and medium-term costs for electricity, the plan follows the signing of a MoU between DEWA and MBRHE in 2015.
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2016-02-22

PSCo Becomes Samsung’s LED Solution Distributor in UK

PSCo are pleased to announce that they will be distributing Samsung’s much anticipated portfolio of LED in the UK and Ireland. PSCo have placed the first ever order for Samsung’s 1.5mm ultra fine pixel pitch LED as a demonstration unit for their Reading showroom, demonstrating their commitment to both Samsung and channel partners.
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2016-02-19

Hot Picks of the Week Feb. 15-19

Osram is putting the focus on sustainable growth and wants to take even greater advantage of the potential offered by semiconductor-based lighting technologies. Prior to that, another important strategic step, the carve-out process of the general lighting lamps business, got under way. Given Osram’s strong financial standing, the company is proposing a dividend of €0.90 per share at Tuesday’s AGM. In parallel, Osram has in the meantime also started a share buyback program of up to €500 million.
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2016-02-17

Osram: Carve-out of General Lighting Business and Share Buyback Both on Track

At this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), OSRAM Licht AG Chief Executive Olaf Berlien gave details of the innovation and growth initiative to the lighting company’s shareholders. “Everyone’s talking about digitalization – but we’re investing in it,” Berlien said in Munich on Tuesday. “Only those who navigate through the dramatically changing lighting industry decisively and with courage and speed can be successful.” Through this initiative, Osram is putting the focus on sustainable growth and wants to take even greater advantage of the potential offered by semiconductor-based lighting technologies. Prior to that, another important strategic step, the carve-out process of the general lighting lamps business, got under way. “The operational carve-out is planned as of April 1, while the legal carve-out is planned as of July 1,” said Berlien, confirming the timeline announced earlier.
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2016-02-16

Indian City Chennai to Install 30K LED Streetlights for US $21M without the Assistance of EESL

The Energy Efficiency Service Limited (EESL) has installed more than 600,000 LED streetlights across several cities in India under the energy service company (Esco) model, said Saurabh Kumar, managing director of Energy Efficiency Service Limited, reported by Times of India.
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2016-02-05

TOGGLED® Adds Yankon Subsidiary Mega Lighting to List of 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 Mega Lighting to its rapidly expanding Licensing Program.
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2016-02-05

Smart Security LED Light Makers ComfyLight and BeOn Receive Additional Financial Backing

Two startups ComfyLight and BeOn, which are developers of smart LED lights targeting the home security market announced success in acquiring additional financing backing this week.
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