2016-09-20

Light Therapy Helps Men Bring Mojo Back to Bedroom

Men exposed to bright light therapy can receive a testosterone level boost that can lead to greater sexual satisfaction then those with a lower sex drive, according to a study presented by University of Siena in Italy at ECNP conference in Vienna.
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2016-09-20

Philips Lighting Forms Smart Lighting Partnership with Huawei

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, and Huawei Technologies have signed a partnership agreement to ensure the seamless interoperability of the Philips Hue connected lighting system for the home with Huawei’s OceanConnect Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Under the agreement, Huawei will become a ‘Friends of Hue’ partner and Philips Lighting an OceanConnect partner, so that customers using Huawei’s IoT platform will be able to offer their end users a certified user experience with full control of Philips Hue lighting.
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2016-09-20

Cree Named Cleveland Browns Official Lighting Partner

Cree has been named the exclusive Official Lighting Partner of the Cleveland Browns. Cree and the Browns have partnered to continue to deliver a better fan experience with recent lighting improvements made to the Cree branded gate at FirstEnergy Stadium. This season, fans will enjoy a better lighting experience with new Cree® LED lighting installed throughout the gate, as well as a new escalator wrap that gives fans bright ideas for saving with LED lighting while having fun on game-day.
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2016-09-20

Philips Lighting Scales up Sustainability Goals for 2020

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, announced the launch of its new five-year sustainability program ‘Brighter Lives, Better World’ during the Climate Week NYC. This is the first time Philips Lighting has set sustainability goals as a standalone, listed company, building on the long legacy of Philips’ world class performance in sustainability and its EcoVision programs. Earlier this month, Philips won anindustry group leader position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Capital Goods categoryafter four years of consecutive nominations. Philips Lighting had an integral role in this achievement with its sustainable revenues reaching 72% of its total sales in 2015.
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2016-09-19

Osram-Sylvania and Hubbell Lighting Enter into New Patent License Agreements with Lighting Science

Lighting Science®, a global leader in next-generation LED lighting solutions, today announced the signing of new perpetual patent license agreements with Osram-Sylvania and Hubbell Lighting, a division of Hubbell Incorporated. These new license agreements cover Lighting Science’s ‘968 patent family and apply to Osram-Sylvania’s and Hubbell’s respective low profile retrofit downlight products. The ‘968 patent family embodies Lighting Science’s first-to-market technology regarding a low profile luminaire for retrofit application. This technology was first introduced in Lighting Science’s groundbreaking Glimpse® flush mount retrofit downlight.
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2016-09-19

Dubai Utility Company to Convert Streetlights with LEDs in 500 Villas

Traditional light bulbs in three areas in Dubai will be replaced with LED lights, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) stated recently.
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2016-09-19

DOE Releases New GATEWAY Report on Tunable Lighting in a Senior-Care Facility

The U.S. Department of Energy's GATEWAY program has released a new report on a pilot installation of tunable-white LED systems at a senior-care facility in Sacramento, CA. The installation took place at the ACC Care Center and was conducted by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), which invited GATEWAY to document the performance of the new lighting systems. Two of the primary goals identified by SMUD and ACC were to learn more about how tunable-white lighting affects the sleep patterns, nighttime safety, and other behaviors of the residents; and to better equip the staff to provide excellent care by improving the quality of lighting relative to the incumbent system.
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2016-09-19

LEDVANCE Names New VP for Industrial Commercial Channel

LEDVANCE announced Matt McCarron as Vice President of Industrial Commercial Channel for the U.S. and Canada, filling the role held by Mark Corcoran who retired this year but is acting as senior advisor for the trade channel over the coming months.  LEDVANCE is one of the world's leading providers of lamps for professional users and retail customers offering SYLVANIA LED lamps as well as a wide range of traditional light sources, standardized luminaires and connected lighting solutions in North America.
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2016-09-19

Aura Light Appoints New Regional Sales Manager in UK

Swedish lighting experts, Aura Light, welcomes Craig Herriott as its new Northern Regional Sales Manager, as the company continues to expand its UK operation.
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2016-09-19

BioStar VP of Sales Becomes Company Shareholder

David Smart has achieved shareholder status at BioStar Lighting, thanks to his success as Vice President of Sales. David has sold over $4 million dollars in LED lighting retrofits within 2 years. His clients include nationally recognized businesses and large commercial property owners such as Hallmark, UMB Bank, Block Real Estate, DST, MC Realty, Tutera Group and US Toy Co. Smart possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and has been passionate about sustainability from a young age.  Selling and managing energy efficient lighting installations comes naturally to him.  He has set himself apart in the industry by providing customer-focused solutions that include best-in-class products resulting in maximum savings for clients.
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2016-09-14

Hot Picks of the Week Sept. 12-14

Wait…..its Wednesday right? So why are LEDinside editors posting this? Due to the upcoming Chinese Moon Festival, we will not be in office from Sept. 15-16, 2016 and will not be updating our site during this time. So we’d like to wish all our readers Happy Chinese Moon Festival in advance, as we battle against natural elements caused by raging Super Typhoon Mernati in Taiwan.
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2016-09-14

Korea's LED Industry Developments

Korea’s LED industry took off at a much later date than Japan or Taiwan, in fact it developed at around the same time as China, but has advanced at an accelerated rate. However, the country’s LED industry plummeted much sharply compared to Japan, China and Taiwan. The Korean LED industry development occurred in three phases the first was started by upstream LED manufacturers EE coined the “double E era”, followed by Samsung and LG’s entry during the peak of the Solid State Lighting (SSL) phase, followed by large scale withdraw from the market, in response to emerging Chinese LED industry.
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2016-09-14

Fremont in California to Convert 14,000 Streetlights to LEDs

Fremont, a city located in California, U.S. will be replacing 14,000 streetlights with LEDs in the next few months, as a citywide effort to slash energy costs and make streets safer for pedestrians at night, reported East Bay Times.
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2016-09-13

[Breaking News] Rubicon Shuts Down Malaysia Facility

Rubicon Technology announced plans to cease all production activities and shut down its Penang, Malaysia facility. Production activities at the Penang facility are expected to cease by Nov. 30, 2016, with the shutdown of the facility to be completed by the end of the year. The Company’s Malaysia facility has been primarily engaged in producing polished and patterned substrates for the LED market and the decision was made in order for the Company to focus on the optical and industrial sapphire market for the foreseeable future.
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2016-09-13

MLS Nominates LED Veteran Guoqing Tang as Independent Director

MLS board recently nominated Guoqing Tang, a seasoned professional in China’s LED industry, as one of the company’s independent director.
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2016-09-13

Pixelligent New Taiwan Office to Head its Asian Market Strategy

Advanced optical material specialist Pixelligent is ramping up its deployment strategy in Asia, and set up a new office in Taoyuan, Taiwan two months ago, said the company CEO Craig Bandes in an exclusive interview with LEDinside.
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2016-09-13

HC Semitek Orders Veeco MOCVD Systems to Scale up LED Production

Veeco Instruments announced that HC SemiTek Corporation, one of China's leading solid state lighting manufacturers, has ordered multiple TurboDisc® EPIK™ 700 GaN (Gallium Nitride) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Systems and the TurboDisc K475i™ As/P (Arsenic Phosphide) MOCVD System for production of LEDs.
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2016-09-13

[UPDATE] Seoul Semiconductor Sues Kmart for Selling Products Infringing 8 LED Patents

Seoul Semiconductor announced on Sept. 11, 2016 that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit together with its affiliate company, Seoul Viosys, against Kmart in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Kmart is one of the largest global retail companies with approximately 1,000 stores in the U.S., and whose annual revenues total US$25 billion.
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2016-09-12

JDI Rumored to be Developing Ultra-thin Bezel LCD for iPhone 8

LCD display manufacturer Japan Display Inc. (JDI) developed an ultra-thin bezel LCD that is merely millimeters thick, which could greatly increase smartphone makers design flexibility, reported Nikkei.
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2016-09-12

Chinese Manufacturers Warned about Infringing U.S. LED T8 Tube Light Patent

A Xiamen-based Chinese technology company (厦门市钛科创科技有限公司) has alerted LED manufacturers of a U.S. LED T8 tube light patent that companies should avoid infringing on in its LED patent thread on social platform WeChat.
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2016-09-09

Hot Picks of the Week Sept. 5-9, 2016

Unveiling of the iPhone 7 this week has wowed many, it introduced a dual camera system for the first time and a four-pieced LED lighting that raised lighting output by 50%. The LEDs comprises two warm white and two cool white LEDs. Rumors of the OLED screen…well, we’re not seeing it in the phone yet. So the wait for an OLED screened iPhone probably won’t be over anytime soon.
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2016-09-09

Nambia to Install 1M LED Bulbs in Homes

A state backed power company NamPower rolled out a city wide project covering the replacement of 1 million incandescent bulbs with LEDs, and to reduce household power consumption in Nambia capital Windhoek, according to a report from Creamer Media’s Engineering News.
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2016-09-09

Pune in Western India to Roll out Large LED Streetlight Upgrade

Pune, a city located in western Indian state of Maharashtra, will be replacing 70,000 streetlights with LEDs, reported Times of India.
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2016-09-09

Merck Establishes OLED Materials Plant in Germany

Material manufacturer Merck announced it has invested EUR 30 million (US $33.84 million) in an OLED materials plant in Darmstadt, Germany recently to manufacture future displays and lighting.
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2016-09-09

DOE Forecasts LED Lights Energy Saved Will Equal 45M Households Consumption by 2035

The U.S. Department of Energy has just published the latest edition of its biannual report,Energy Savings Forecast of Solid-State Lighting in General Illumination Applications, which models the adoption of LEDs in the U.S. general-lighting market, along with associated energy savings, based on the full potential DOE has determined to be technically feasible over time. The new report uses an updated 2016 U.S. lighting-market model and extends the forecast period to 2035 from the 2030 limit that was used in previous editions.
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2016-09-09

Qualcomm Partners with Current, Powered by GE on Lighting Infrastructure at its San Diego Smart Campus

The Qualcomm Smart Campus in San Diego is upping its IQ with the addition of smart, digital sensing technology from Current, powered by GE. GE and Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, today announced that Current’s sensors, microservices and intelligent LED infrastructure will help drive more energy efficiency, operational savings for Qualcomm’s award-winning Smart Campus, all while extending the company’s existing intelligent environments showcase for visiting customers.
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2016-09-09

HAUS Mosquito Zapper LED Bulbs Recalled by Creative Sourcing

Name of Product: ZapBulb mosquito zapper LED light bulbs Hazard: The light bulb's base can separate from the connector, posing an electrical shock hazard. Remedy: Replace
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2016-09-08

Eaton and CIMCON Lighting Collaborate to Bring Smart Lighting for Cities to Market

Power management company Eaton today announced a collaboration with CIMCON Lighting, Inc., a company specializing in intelligent, web-based wireless outdoor lighting management systems. The collaboration combines Eaton’s broad range of outdoor light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires with CIMCON’s intelligent, wireless controls, sensors and software to bring powerful connected lighting solutions for smart cities.
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2016-09-07

Osram Strengthens Flexibility with New Smart Lighting Business Fluxunit

To encourage innovative internal and external ideas, Osram has created a captive business accelerator called Fluxunit. In taking this step, Osram has set up a flexible company unit outside its established structures that will promote new and disruptive business ideas. At the same time, Fluxunit will serve as the central point of contact for external and internal start-ups. 
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2016-09-07

Osram to Shift Some Investments to IR LEDs for Iris-Scanning

Osram intends to transfer some of the funds it earmarked for a LED chip fab to making IR LEDs for iris-scanning applications as demands from bankers, smartphone makers and VR systems rise, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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