2016-03-18

Heliospectra Collaborates with Gothenburg University Biotech Companies to Grow Oat and Barley LED Lights

Heliospectra, a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for crop cultivation and plant research, have together with Gothenburg University and biotech companies CropTailor and OlsAro, successfully grown cereals (oat and barley) in a controlled environment under sole source LED lighting. The report entitled “Growth and development of cereals in a controlled environment with sole source LED lighting” demonstrate the potential to cultivate staple foods in a closed environment anywhere in the world. 
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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.
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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.
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2016-03-17

WELLMAX and Samsung Jointly Unveil New LED Products at Light+Building 2016

On the biennial Light+Building 2016 organized by Messe Frankfurt, Samsung Electronics (SAMSUNG) and Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) jointly showcased their collaboration on LED technologies. The smallest 810lm full-beam-angle LED A50 bulb—the Ultron—is firstly released and gained tremendous attention from visitors worldwide.
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2016-03-17

India to Install LED Floodlights along Border with Pakistan

India will be installing LED floodlights along its border neighboring Pakistan, in the first phase of the project lights in various sections covering districts of Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Granganagar and Barmer in Rajasthan have been replaced, reported Times of India.
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2016-03-17

LED Streetlight Project Installation in Indian City Varansi Long Overdue

Indian city Varansi’s ambitious project to replace old streetlights with LEDs in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency has been delayed, 33,000 streetlight replacements scheduled for completion in September 2015 is long overdue, reported Times of India.
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2016-03-17

LG Display to Construct 5th Generation OLED Manufacturing Plant in South Korea

LG Display announced that it will invest in a new OLED light panel manufacturing facility. The planned facility will be the first 5th generation (1000 x 1200mm) OLED light panel manufacturing plant in the world. It is to be located in the South Korean city of Gumi, where it will produce a range of OLED light panels.
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2016-03-17

Xenics USA and Laser Components USA Sign Exclusive Distribution Agreement for North America

Xenics USA, Xenics North and Latin American office covering the full spectral range of Xenics' advanced infrared imagers, cores and cameras, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Laser Components’ North American sales, marketing and distribution office. With this new agreement, Laser Components USA, Inc. will become the partner to sell and market Xenics in-house developed SWIR line-scan imagers with rectangular pixels. This partnership will further extend Xenics position in the North American IR spectroscopy market. The agreement was jointly signed on February 12, 2016 at the Photonics West Trade show held in San Francisco.
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2016-03-17

Gooee Partners up with EnOcean on Bluetooth Smart Mesh Lighting Control

Gooee, the IoT platform provider for lighting, has partnered with EnOcean, the world leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, to integrate a BLE based self-powered wall switch module into the Bluetooth Smart Mesh stack; the primary communication protocol in Gooee’s enterprise IoT ecosystem.
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2016-03-17

Upgrade to LED Streetlights in Essex County Not Enough to Keep City Council from Turning Lights off at Night

Essex County Council in UK projects it will be able to save about GBP 24 million (US$ 34.23 million) over 20 years with new LED streetlight installations, but despite energy savings it still plans to implement its part-night lighting scheme, reported local paper Dealer Offers.
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2016-03-16

Samsung Electronics and Silver Spring Networks Team up on Smart LED Lighting Solutions

Today at Light + Building, the world’s leading trade show for lighting and building services technology, Samsung Electronics and Silver Spring Networks announced a partnership to develop a networked LED street lights solution, helping to cut costs and simplify connected lighting componentry for luminaire manufacturers.  This will accelerate the road to smart cities for municipalities, utilities, transportation departments and other outdoor lighting network operators.  
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2016-03-16

Philips Hue Partners with American and European Telecom, Insurance and Energy Companies on Smart Home Solutions

Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips company and global leader in lighting, is helping to drive the adoption of the smart home by partnering up with Dutch telecoms company KPN, French insurance firm AXA and French energy company ENGIE. With lighting considered to be one of the main interests in the connected home along with energy and security , collaborations such as these not only help drive the adoption of the Internet of Things for homes but also deliver energy savings and peace of mind when away from home.
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2016-03-16

Qualcomm and Acuity Brands Partner up to Deploy LED-based Indoor Location Services in More than 100 Retail Stores

Qualcomm announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, is working closely with Acuity Brands in the commercial deployment of LED lighting fixtures/services (marketed by Acuity Brands as Bytelight™ Services) that use Qualcomm® Lumicast™ technology to bring indoor positioning capabilities and services to retailers. Unlike RF-based technologies, Lumicast uses visible-light signals transmitted from LED fixtures to deliver indoor positioning. A regular smartphone, using apps enabled by Lumicast software, receives the light signals through the front camera to determine its position and orientation with exceptional precision and speed.
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2016-03-15

Epistar Readjusts Product Portfolio as Revenue Slides in 1Q16

Leading Taiwanese LED epiwafer manufacturer revenues dropped 12% YoY to NT $1.64 billion (US$ 50.63 million), the lowest revenue reported over the last three years, according to a report from Taiwanese media Money DJ earlier this week.
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2016-03-15

U.S. Mayors Prioritize LED Lighting Installations

Arianna Tozzi from The Climate Group  addresses in this article how U.S. mayors are valuing LED lighting replacements in their efforts to reduce city carbon emission and energy consumption.
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2016-03-15

NICHIA Signs Distribution Partnership with Future Lighting Solutions

NICHIA Corporation, the pioneer and the leader in LED technology and Future Lighting Solutions (FLS), the world-class leader and innovator in demand creation, marketing and distribution of solid-state lighting technologies, announced a new distribution agreement covering the Americas and Europe*.  
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2016-03-15

Allied Market Research Projects Asia-Pacific Photonic Sensor Market to CAGR to Reach 22.8% from 2014 to 2020

The photonic sensors market has undergone a drastic change based on the research undertaken in the domain of photonic technology in the past. The photonic technology has exhibited increasing application in varied fields. Incessant technological advancements and innovations in the field of fiber optics have driven the adoption of photonic sensors. The photonic industry is now focusing on the development of efficient products. It is now being estimated that over the next few years, eco-friendly and energy saving photonic sensors would be developed and launched into the market.
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2016-03-15

Philips and Vodafone Seal Connected Lighting and Smart City Services Partnership Deal

Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips company and the global leader in lighting, announced today a new agreement for Vodafone to become a global Internet of Things (IoT) managed connectivity partner. Under the agreement, the two companies will enable city authorities worldwide to implement connected street lighting systems which will be connected wirelessly, saving energy and making maintenance easier and more efficient.
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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.
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2016-03-14

Jharkhand State in India Gives out More than 30,000 LED Bulbs Daily

Indian state Jharkhand’s discom utility Jharkhand Bijli Vitaran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) in partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has on average distributed 30,000 LED bulbs daily over the last four months, reported The Times of India.
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2016-03-11

San’an Opto to Acquire Wafer Foundry GCS Holdings for US $226M

GCS Holdings, a pure III-V compound semiconductor wafer foundry announced it sealed an acquisition deal with Chinese manufacturer San’an Opto. San’an Opto will purchase 100% of GCS Holdings’ stake for US $226 million.
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2016-03-11

Honglitronic Records Soaring Net Profits in 1Q16

Honglitronic announced its fiscal performance for the first quarter of 2016 jumped at least 110%.
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2016-03-11

Philips Lighting to Raise R&D Investment in China

Philips Lighting will be speeding up R&D in China to compete with established competitors in the next five years, according to a report from China Daily.
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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.
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2016-03-10

GE’s Energy Startup Current Signs Strategic Smart City Partnership with Tianjin Government

Current, GE's innovative energy company, recently announced a strategic partnership with Tianjin government on its intelligent city development during the visit of Bill Ruh, GE Digital CEO, which will enable Intelligent infrastructure by integrating networked lightings with the industrial strength Predix platform.  
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2016-03-07

Indian City Kolhapur Struggles to Find Economic Model to Finance LED Streetlight Project

More than a year has passed since Kolhapur, a city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, had launched tenders and appointed a firm to install the new LED lights, but the city council has not found a sustainable economic model to finalize the feasibility of the INR 280 million (US $4.12 million), reported The Times of India.
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2016-03-07

British City Gloucester Upgrades to More Energy Efficient Car Parks

The Gloucester City Council in southwest UK is implementing two major upgrades in local parking lots to make them more energy efficient and environmental friendly, reported Gloucester Citizen.
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2016-03-07

Malaysian Company Elsoft Starts Production of LED Test Equipment

A Malaysian manufacturer Elsoft Research has started producing 40 LED test equipment that is valued to reach an estimated RM 20 million (US $) by the first half of 2016, reported Malaysian media StarBiz.
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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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Lumileds, the global leader in light engine technology, today expanded its line of LUXEON C Color LEDs to a total of 12 colors (and 8 whites), making it the industry’s broadest line of color LEDs available. The LUXEON C Color Line is an ... READ MORE

Cree, Inc. expands the award-winning ZR Series LED troffer portfolio with the introduction of the new ZR FD LED Series, a commercial spec-grade troffer that delivers superior energy efficiency of 130 lumens per watt. This performance increase ... READ MORE