2017-03-22

Join with LEDinside at 2017 Micro LED Forum for Micro LED Technology Lowdown

Ever since Micro LED emerged, LEDinside has been pouring endeavour into studying Micro LED and we have a solid grasp of most advanced insights and analyses regarding the technology. LEDinside's ongoing effort, 2016 Micro LED forum in particular, has taken the industry by storm and successfully brought to light Micro LED, the monumental technology opening up a whole new dimension in LED industry that companies around the globe look forwards to. Its application can already be seen in displays and wearable devices, yet it is just the first step.
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2017-03-21

Zimbabwe Bans the Use of Inefficient Incandescent Bulbs

In order to improve energy efficiency, the Zimbabwe government has enacted a new law banning all manufacture, trade and use of incandescent bulbs. The ban will come into effect on May 1st. It is estimated to save up to 40 megawatts of electricity.
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2017-03-21

Lighting Science Announces Transformative Joint Venture with MLS

Lighting Science®, a specialist in next-generation LED lighting solutions and a pioneer in providing retail private label LED solutions, has announced a joint venture with Chinese LED manufacturer and lighting company MLS Co., Ltd.
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2017-03-20

6 Steps for a Successful EEI Registration According to SASO2870

Starting from 1st May 2016, Energy Efficiency Certificate and Label must be included as requirements for shipments of lighting products to Saudi Arabia under the scope of SASO 2870. Now importers and manufacturers have to comply with this standard and register with SASO. WELLMAX as the strategic partner with the leading testing and certification institute SGS can help you with applying the EEI label, so your business will not be affected by this new regulation.
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2017-03-20

Taiwanese Firms to See Stable Growth as Red LEDs Fuel Tailwind

Regarding the performance of LED industry in Taiwan, due to low season, demand for InGan (blue) LEDs has dropped in the first quarter, while that of AlINGap (red) LEDs is still strong. Thus, institutional investors estimate that business operations of LED manufacturers will significantly improve in the second quarter. For fiscal 2017, the overall industry profitability is expected to increase, and price competition in the blue LED segment will be less intense. 
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2017-03-20

Light Polymers Closes $24.3 Million in Series A Funding to Advance OLED Displays

Light Polymers, a nanochemistry startup with R&D operations in Silicon Valley, Taiwan and Korea, recently announced a Series A investment of $24.3 million led by a consortium of private investors.
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2017-03-17

DEKRA Opens Lab in China for LED Testing

Taiwan-based Integrated Service Technology (iST), a joint venture of German inspection company DEKRA, recently opened a new LED lighting lab in Shenzhen, China. The new lab meets the ever-growing demand for product testing and certifications within the local LED industry, providing one-stop services for China-based manufacturers. 
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2017-03-17

Organic LED Technology Sets a Benchmark for Display and Lighting Solutions

The term organic LED, or OLED, has now become synonymous with consumer electronics and automotive market. The latest range of next-generation devices, such as televisions, monitors, smartphones, notebooks & tablets, and automotive screen displays boast of OLED screens, which are the current rage. The organic light emitting diode technology has gained swift approval from all quarters in the electronics industry, and this has led to an emergent market for OLED market.
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2017-03-16

A way out of the price war: Electrical wholesalers need to raise their corporate profile

Ledvance publishes an international advisor study for the lighting branch with recommendations for action for electrical wholesalers.
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2017-03-15

LED Taiwan 2017 to Target Opportunities in IR/UV LED

Organized by SEMI and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), LED Taiwan and Taiwan International Lighting Show (TiLS) will be collocated and held on April 12-15, 2017 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1, showcasing a wide range of technology innovations and solutions in six themed pavilions.
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2017-03-15

Three Lighting Products Won Gold at the 2017 iF Design Award

On 10 March, over 2,000 guests from design, business, culture, politics and the media from over 40 countries celebrated the winners of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2017 at the BMW Welt in Munich. A total of 5,575 contributions from 59 countries entered the competition, and 75 of them won the coveted iF gold award, including the following three lighting products.
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2017-03-14

Apple and Samsung Hit a Snag with Embedded Fingerprint Sensor

After the detrimental Galaxy Note 7 recall, Samsung is hoping the upcoming flagship Galaxy S8 lineup can revive its smartphone business. Meanwhile, rival Apple is prepared to launch its first OLED iPhone in September. Analysts are now saying the S8 may lose the battle against the next iPhone due to a lack of eye-catching selling points.
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2017-03-14

Phecda Technology’s LED PSS Revenue Could Double With the Start of Nanchang Plant Production

After its average selling price (ASP) dropped by 25% in 2016, Phecda Technology, specializing in LED patterned sapphire substrates (PSS) manufacturing, could possibly experience a turnaround this year. On one hand, in terms of revenue, Phecda Technology topped in the industry with the amount of NTD 530 million, rising from NTD 340 million in 2015. On the other, it ended the disappointing profit slump at the end of 1H16 and slowly recuperated in 2H16. The Tier 1 giant’s financial results reflected how down the market was in 2016, according to several juridical persons.
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2017-03-14

BRTLED Inks Deal with One US Airline for SMD LED Module

Taiwanese LED manufacturer BRTLED recently announced it has received a four-to-five-year-order from an US commercial airline for SMD LED lighting module, which is expected to be a major growth driver for the company.
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2017-03-14

Layered 2D Material Improves Efficiency for Solar Cells and LEDs

In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating innovative 2D layered hybrid perovskites that allow greater freedom in designing and fabricating efficient optoelectronic devices. Industrial and consumer applications could include low cost solar cells, LEDs, laser diodes, detectors, and other nano-optoelectronic devices.
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2017-03-13

AOC Net Loss Shrinks Thanks to AlGaInP LEDs

Taiwanese LED chip manufacturer Arima Optoelectronics Corporation (AOC) recently released its pre-audited earnings report of 2016. Due to a 38.17% increase in revenue and growing demand for AlGaInP LED chips, net loss of the year decreased by a whopping 42.48% and loss per share was also down to NTD 0.57 (USD 0.018), the lowest in nearly six years. With a new wave of demand for high-end AlInGaP LEDs (red LEDs) and IR LEDs, AOC is aiming for turning loss into profit in 2017, but it has to “work extremely hard.”
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2017-03-13

DC Residents Complain about "Too Bright" LED Street Lights

With the merit of energy efficiency, better visibility and low carbon emissions, LED street lights have been embraced by cities around the world, and the shift toward them has accelerated. However, this does not come without a price. More and more instances of light pollution and light nuisance have been reported, causing much criticism from citizens.
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2017-03-13

North Delhi to Install 2 Lakh LED Street Lights

A new wave of LED street lights installation has started across India. According to local media, North Delhi Municipal Corporation has decided to replace over two lakh (200,000) traditional streetlights with LED lighting across its six zones. There are around 250,000 streetlights in these areas, including park lights and semi High-mast lighting.
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2017-03-09

Philips Lighting Becomes Official Lighting Partner for Cerezo Osaka

Philips Lighting and Cerezo Osaka, the J1 League soccer club, have signed an agreement in which Philips Lighting becomes the club’s ‘official lighting partner.’ The company plans to provide design, consultancy services and advanced LED lighting technology for the club’s stadium and practice pitches. 
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2017-03-09

Harvatek Stock Plummets amid Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Japanese LED giant Nichia Corporation recently announced that the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany has confirmed that four white LED products by Taiwanese LED manufacturer Harvatek Corporation infringe Nichia’s YAG Patent EP 0 936 682 (DE 697 02 929).
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2017-03-09

Hong Kong Students Develop World’s Most Energy-Efficient LED Filament Bulb

A research team at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) claims it has successfully developed the most energy-efficient LED filament technology with a luminous efficacy of 129lm/W, which represents 1.5 times the efficacy of traditional LED lamps, surpassing all other general lighting tools available in the market.  
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2017-03-08

PTG and Louis Vuitton Sign Deal for LED lighting

South Korean lighting manufacturer Photonics Trade Group (PTG) has secured a KRW 5 billion (USD 4.32 million) deal with French luxury brand Louis Vuitton to supply indoor LED lighting, according to local media ETnews. 
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2017-03-08

Sharp to Expand OLED Production for New iPhone, chasing rival Samsung

Apple’s plan to adopt OLED panels for its next iPhone series has apparently led to a fierce competition between OLED makers. According to The Wall Street Journal, sources close to the matter confirmed that Japan’s Sharp will invest around 100 billion yen (USD 878 million) to expand OLED production to compete with its rival Samsung Electronics Co,.
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2017-03-08

Philips Lighting Cracks Code of Shopper Behavior Proving How Colored Lighting Boosts Supermarket Sales

Philips Lighting and Globus, a major grocery retailer in Germany, have measured the positive effects of lighting in a joint research project. In collaboration with German Research Center for Artificial Intellifence DFKI and EIT Digital, a series of experiments were conducted at the Globus supermarket in Saarbrücken to study the impact of different combinations of colored lighting on sales and customer behavior. 
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2017-03-07

Apple to Adopt OLED Displays on All iPhones by 2019

Apple is expected to release three new iPhone models later this year, and one of them will feature an OLED display. A new report from South Korea’s The Bell on Monday further suggests that Apple plans to shift all iPhones to OLED displays by 2019.
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2017-03-07

EVERLIGHT Highlights Top Trends in Automotive LED Lighting

During the 2017 Chief Analyst Market Seminar, held by LEDinside and CNLED on February 20th, when asked about the future of automotive LED lighting, C.W. Wang, Deputy Director of Automotive Lighting Department, EVERLIGHT, said, “With the adoption of LED lighting and smart technology, the car of the future is more than just transport. This is the trend in automotive LED lighting.”
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2017-03-07

Flooring that Talks to You:Philips Lighting and Tarkett Launch LED Flooring

Philips Lighting and Tarkett, a global provider of innovative and sustainable flooring, announced the launch of Luminous vinyl flooring. The specially developed vinyl tiles are embedded with cutting-edge LED technology that enables retailers to advertise, interact with customers and guide them through any store or building.
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2017-03-06

LED Industry Faces Structural Change as Chinese Packaging Suppliers Expand

As LED market penetration rate continues to increase, global LED market growth has slowed down in recent years. In China, domestic LED chip manufacturers have exceeded a dominant 70% market share. In addition, global companies have increased their packaging capacity in China. It is expected that Chinese LED packaging manufacturers will continue to expand production capacity in 2017.
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2017-03-06

Chinese Consortium Completes Acquisition of Osram's LEDVANCE

The sale of LEDVANCE by OSRAM to the Chinese investment consortium, consisting of the strategic investor IDG Capital, the LED packaging manufacturer MLS CO., LTD. (MLS) and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center (Yiwu), was successfully completed effective on March 3rd, 2017 and with economic effect as of March 1st, 2017. This follows the parties obtaining all necessary approvals from the relevant authorities.
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2017-03-03

Taiwan’s Mikro Mesa and China’s HKC to Jointly Build Micro LED Lab in China

Mikro Mesa Technology, a Micro LED startup from Taiwan, is reported to set up a Micro LED laboratory in Chongqing City, China. It is a collaboration between Mikro Mesa and Chinese Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics Technology, a local TFT-LCD panels maker.
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Lumileds introduced three new products in its LUXEON SunPlus Series of award winning LEDs for horticulture lighting. The LUXEON SunPlus Series is the only line of LEDs on the market to be tested and binned by photosynthetic photon fl... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics today announced two new additions to its chip-scale package (CSP) line-up: LM101B, a 1W-class mid-power LED, and LH231B, a 5W-class high-power LED. Built with enhanced CSP technology, the new LED packages deliver industry-l... READ MORE