2017-02-20

Taiwan LED Stocks Rally

Global demand for LED chips has been picking up strongly, and is expected to finally exceed supply in 2017. In addition, Apple has recently patented a new smartphone solution that would use a range of Micro LEDs for fingerprint recognition. As a result, prices of LED products have been on the rise.
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2017-02-19

Philips’ Recent Acquisition of Luciom Could Reveal Its Ambition To Pioneer Li-Fi Development

While the public fixed their eyes on Osram’s deal with the Chinese consortium, another acquisition secretly took place in Europe. Philips, the Dutch lighting giant recently focusing on healthcare technology, last year privately bought Luciom and relocated it from France to Eindhoven, Netherland, reported LEDs Magazine.
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2017-02-18

Netherlands Introduces Pavement LEDs to Alert “Smartphone Zombies”

Crossing the road safely is an important rule that everyone should bear in mind. There are also signs everywhere to remind us of road safety. However, smartphone zombies, namely pedestrians who are obsessed with their phones and do not pay attention to their surroundings while walking, have taken over the world. They even cross the roads with their eyes glued to their phones, to the extent that they become a hazard to themselves and others.
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2017-02-18

Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura Discloses Three Promising Future LED Applications

Japanese Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura, known for his invention of blue LED manufacturing technology and several subsequent LED innovations, disclose the history of blue LED and shared with the public his insights concerning the future of the LED industry on 8th Feb. at Academia Sinica. As general lighting has lately come to the stage of maturity, which hindered the LED industry, LED manufacturers are now seeking potential markets where they could recuperate and thrive. In his speech, Nakamura 'illuminated the industry’ by unveiling three future LED applications: Micro-LED, laser lighting, and the Li-fi technology.
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2017-02-18

Foxconn Reportedly to Build A Plant in China for Joint OLED Production with Sharp

Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone has already caused quite a stir. There have been rumors that the company will roll out three new phones this year, including one with an OLED display. With this huge market opportunity, companies are now striving to join Apple’s supply chain.
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2017-02-17

Philips Lighting Lights Up Smart Cities with LEDs

Philips Lighting, with sales of EUR 7.1 billion in 2016 and 34,000 employees worldwide, has been focusing on developing new smart lighting solutions to cater to smart city trends around the world.
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2017-02-17

Opportunities: Next Emerging LED Markets

LEDs have become mainstream lighting applications. In recent years, market penetration rate of LED lighting has increased rapidly, and in 2016 the downtrend in prices became less noticeable. However, market growth has slowed, suggesting that global demand has become uneven.   
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2017-02-16

InfoComm China: The Future of Networked Communications

The 2017 presentation of InfoComm China, to be held on 12 – 14 April 2017, will set yet another record for being the largest ever to take place, occupying all nine halls covering 55,000 sqm of the China National Convention Centre. Building on the success of previous editions, InfoComm China 2017 will see more than 300 local and overseas exhibitors as well as the convergence of record number of visitors and Summit delegates, further enhancing its position as the biggest, most vibrant and not-to-be-missed showcase of professional AudioVisual (pro-AV) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Asia Pacific.
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2017-02-15

Rumors: Samsung Supplies 160 Million OLED Displays to Apple

There have been rumors that Apple will switch to OLED screen for its iPhone 8. Those rumors seem to carry more weight after Apple reportedly ordered an additional 60 million OLED panels from Samsung, bring the total number to 160 million. This means that Samsung may become the main supplier for iPhone 8 displays.
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2017-02-15

Global Tablet Shipments Fell by Just 6.6% Annually in 2016 as Brands Registered Above Expected Results, Says TrendForce

Market research firm TrendForce reports annual tablet shipments worldwide posted a decline for 2016, dropping 6.6% to 157.4 million units. However, total shipments from branded tablet vendors surpassed expectations because of the robust year-end holiday sales.
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2017-02-15

Apple Patents Fingerprint-Reading Touchscreen without Sensor

First revealed by AppleInsider, Apple has been awarded a US patent on Tuesday, suggesting that the company is exploring display technology that embeds Micro LEDs and an IR diode to read users’ fingerprints without a dedicated Touch ID sensor. This new design feature may shed lights on its iPhone 8.
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2017-02-15

Possible Apple-China Deal for Low-Priced iPad Raises Concern for LED and Touch Module Makers

Apple is said to release a low-priced iPad and will partner with Chinese players to reduce production costs, boosting this new product’s competitive edge.
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2017-02-14

LED Chip Makers Facing Price Pressure from Chinese Partners

Due to recent pollution crackdown by Chinese authorities, the steel industry in China has halt production and undergone consolidation, leading to a dramatic price surge in steel products. As a result, prices of LED chip and packages have also increased, further resulting in a price hike in LED end products.
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2017-02-12

Osram to Launch A Massive Recruitment in Germany to Respond to Rising IR Demand

Osram’s spokeman told Reuters it foresees a rapid increase in demand for its infrared components in the light of the introduction of the state-of-the-art iris-scanning identification in mobile devices. Osram plans to recruit around 1,000 new talents at its factory in Regensburg, Germany.
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2017-02-07

Japan IP High Court Dismissed Everlight’s Lawsuit Against Nichia’s Corporation Releases

Another bitter litigation between two noted LED manufacturers has come to an end. The Intellectual Property High Court of Japan (IPHC) announced on 18th of Jan, 2017 a dismissal of the lawsuit Everlight filed to call for injunctions against Nichia based on the Japanese Unfair Competition Act.
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2017-02-06

German Government Approved Osram’s Lamps Unit Sale to Chinese Buyers

It is reported by Reuters on 30th of Jan that a spokesman of lighting manufacturer Osram announced the company has been approved by the German government to sell its Lamps unit to an association of Chinese bidders for 400 million euros (USD 425 million).
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2017-02-04

Elemental LED’s Chief Strategy Officer Joins List of Esteemed Leaders in the Lighting Industry

Elemental LED announced today that Matt John, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Business & Product Development, has been recognized by the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) with the Forces Under 40 award. The program is aimed at rewarding the achievements of young and dynamic leaders in the lighting industry.  Those recognized will be publicly honored at the 2017 NAILD Conference on February 19-22, 2017 in Orlando, Florida, as well as featured in Today’s Lighting Distributor magazine.
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2017-02-02

Colorful new light installation by Liz West with luminaires

LED Linear luminaires normally fascinate due to their formal reductionism but they make it also possible to form completely new design elements. Liz West worked with our luminaires and created a colorful light installation which was recently revealed.
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2017-02-02

SGM's 500 SGM wash lights inaugurate the Elbphilharmonie concert hall

For the long-awaited inauguration of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall located on the harbour-side in Hamburg, a massive light and video setup was installed. It all culminated with a spectacular show in the evening of January 11. As a crucial part of this show, no less than 500 pcs. of P-5 and P-2 wash lights from SGM were applied.
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2017-01-26

Hot Picks of the Week

Philips and Cree both announced their revenues for 2016. Philips results showed a slight dip in overall revenue, but continual double digit growths from its LED lighting business. Cree on the other hand reported a slight decline in its overall revenue of about 8% compared to the same period last year.
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2017-01-26

Nikkiso and FPCC's UVC LED Joint Venture in Taiwan to Scale up Production in 2018

Formosa Petrochemical Corporation (FPCC) announced Thursday about a new investment partnership with Japanese UV LED manufacturer Nikkiso to expand applications in medical devices, reported Taiwanese media UDN.
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2017-01-26

DOE Publishes New CALiPER Report on Troffers

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot Report on LED troffer luminaires. Among the key findings of the Snapshot, which is based on DOE's LED Lighting Facts® database:
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2017-01-26

Tridonic Expands into North America

Tridonic, a leading global provider of smart and efficient lighting solutions, is opening a new office in Highland, New York to serve the North American market with smart solutions also for IoT applications. 
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2017-01-26

Philips Lighting Proposes Appointment of New Supervisory Board Members

Philips Lighting announced that its Supervisory Board will propose the appointment of two new members, Jill Lee and Gerard van de Aast. 
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2017-01-26

RVLT Completed Nearly US$25 M Worth of Small Business Projects in 2016

Revolution Lighting Technologies, a global provider of advanced LED lighting solutions, today announced that the small business portion of its New England based companies have completed approximately $25 million of business in 2016.  Through its divisions, Revolution Lighting worked closely with its small business customers to provide “turnkey” energy efficiency retrofit solutions, including the installation of LED technologies.
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2017-01-19

Dow Corning Greatly Expands LED Packaging Design Options. With Launch of Three New Highly Reflective Silicone Coatings.

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, significantly expanded the design flexibilities for LED packaging manufacturers today with the addition of three new highly reflective silicone coatings to its fast-growing portfolio of advanced LED solutions. Offering targeted solutions for cutting-edge LED designs – such as chip scale (CSP) and chip on-board (COB) packaging – the three new products also deliver versatile processing options ranging from conventional dispensing to emerging printing methods.
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2017-01-19

Zumtobel Group is lighting partner of the Hahnenkamm Races: Customised lighting solutions for the ski highlight of the winter

For one weekend a year, Kitzbühel becomes the focal point of the winter sports world – the venue for the undisputed highlight of the Alpine World Cup season. Every January thousands of sports fans make their way to probably the most famous ski slope in Austria – the Streif – in the north-east corner of Tyrol. This year’s event takes place from 20th to 22nd January 2017, when visitors can look forward to thrilling races on the Hahnenkamm slopes and hours of entertainment near the finishing line at the KitzRaceClub. The Zumtobel Group is the official lighting partner for the third time in 2017 and has now combined a series of innovative solutions to perfectly showcase the KitzRaceClub.
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2017-01-18

EVERLIGHT is showcasing Latest Lighting and Automotive LED Products at the 9th Light-Tech Expo in Japan

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, is showcasing the latest ranges of lighting, automotive and infrareds products at the upcoming 9th Light-Tech Expo,including the completely new highly efficient G-5630, a new high efficiency and high CRI G-COB Xuan, automotive ambient lighting sources and infrared transmission/receiving series. Everyone is welcome to visit EVERLIGHT at Hall 3, E24-4.
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2017-01-17

TAIWAN LIGHTING BRIGHTENS THE WORLD

Organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA, the Taiwan International Lighting Show, also known as TILS, will be held from 12th to 15th of April, 2017 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1, in conjunction with LED Taiwan 2017. The 2-in-1 fair, implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) , Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA), and SEMI Taiwan, will showcase the lighting products and services with topics “Smart Lighting“ and “Lighting Design” , to collect together LED lights, smart lighting, medical lights, automotive lighting system, IR lights, lighting for agriculture & aquaculture, High-Brightness LED, Laser, Sapphire, LED components, etc. under one roof.
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2017-01-17

Elemental LED Announces New Partnership with Leading Sales Agency in Massachusetts

Elemental LED, a leading U.S. based engineering and technology company that manufactures LED lighting solutions announced today a partnership with Boston Light Source that extends its Diode LED product brand into the state of Massachusetts. Elemental LED and its manufacturing and wholesale division, Diode LED, provides a wide variety of superior quality linear, task, and accent LED lighting solutions for both commercial and residential applications.
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The wait is over. The highly anticipated HomeKit™-enabled SYLVANIA SMART+™ A19 Full Color Light Bulb is now available for pre-order (MSRP $44.99) with delivery expected in September and additional products coming out soon after.READ MORE

Shenzhen Bentuo Electronic Technology Co., Ltd (BT-lux), a professional vendor of high-end panel lights in Shenzhen, recently released a "Quadruple-proof" panel light, S16-H series. Here Quadruple-proof means waterproof, dust-proof, ... READ MORE