2011-03-09

Rohm Co Ltd showcased New LED Lamps at Lighting Fair 2011

Rohm Co Ltd showcased an E26-base LED light bulb and an incandescent-color E11-base LED lamp at Lighting Fair 2011.   The E26-base LED light bulb has a color temperature as low as 2,600K and is being developed to realize "a candle light." Its general color rendering index (Ra) is as high as 95. The company spreads the light of the bulb in lateral directions by three-dimensionally installing a board embedded with LED chips so that the LED light bulb becomes like a candle in terms of not only color temperature but also the way in which light spr...
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2011-03-08

Toshiba to Showcase LED lighting at Milano Salone 2011

Toshiba Corporation is announced to present at the Fuori Salone during Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011 in Milan, Italy, one of the world's premier exhibitions of furniture and interior design runs from April 12 to 17. It’s Toshiba's third consecutive year of participation. Toshiba will explore the theme of "Luce Tempo Luogo" in a lighting installation at the Cortile di Via Savona in the Tortuna district of the city. Also, it will participate in Euroluce in the main FIERA district and showcase its full portfolio of LED lighting...
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2011-03-04

Mitsubishi Electric Replaced Diamond Vision Screen at Pocarisweat Stadium of Japan

Mitsubishi Electric has replaced the previous electrical scoreboard built in 1992 with a 824-inch, Diamond Vision display system at Pocarisweat Stadium in Naruto City, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. This 18.72 meter × 9.36 meter screen , one of the largest of its kind in Shikoku, incorporates high-luminance LEDs aligned vertically and horizontally in a 15-millimeter dot pitch, and the latest digital screen controllers.   It is the first large-scale LED screen installed at the stadium, the home of J. League Division 2 soccer club TOKUSHIMA VORT...
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2011-03-01

Verbatim to Reveal the Creativity and Beauty of Colour Tunable OLED Lighting at Fuori Salone

Verbatim will reveal the world’s first commercially available, organic LED (OLED) lighting panels that are colour tunable, white tone tunable and dimmable during the Fuori Salone show in Milan from April 12-17.      Verbatim will be located at Design Library srl, Via Savona 11, 20144 Milan. The company’s OLED display will be created by lighting designer Satoshi Uchihara, who has designed World Heritage Site installations, such as Kinkakuji, in Kyoto, Japan. The display will incorporate one of the world’s largest OL...
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2011-02-28

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Released 8.4-inch Color TFT-LCD Module

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has released its 8.4-inch, SVGA and XGA color TFT-LCD modules featuring white LED, a long backlight life for industrial use. According to the company, the new product can offer super high brightness and a wide operational temperature range, allowing it to be used in severe, outdoor environments....
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2011-02-22

Japan LED Association Seeks for Technology Transfer and Manufacturing JV in Karnataka

It’s said that Japan LED Association , which was formed in June of 2004 to promote and support technology development and standardisation for LED lighting, is seeking for cooperation with the local partners Karnataka. Japan LED Association Vice President Atsushi Okuno, who held extensive discussions with State IT department officials on the sidelines of ISA Vision Summit, said that they were ready for sharing of technology transfer and manufacturing JV with local partners in Karnataka. According to Okuno, these energy saving solar lamps with twin ...
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2011-02-17

Panasonic Released New Four-channel LED Driver LSI

Panasonic Corporation is reported to develop a four-channel LED driver LSI (model number: AN37010) based on 190V voltage process. The new product is capable of driving multiple LEDs connected in series for edge-type LED backlight LCD TVs. Samples will be available in March 2011 at a cost of 200 yen each. With the development of this new chip, the company will further develop a series of LED driver LSIs that support applications for displays with high picture quality across a wide range of sizes.  ...
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2011-02-17

Kaneka to Start Shipping OLED Lighting Panels in March, Unveils OLED Strategy

Kaneka announced that it will start accepting orders for OLED lighting panels on March 22nd, 2011 in Japan (and later in April in Europe). Kaneka will offer OLED square panels in give colors (warm white, red, orange, blue and green). The panels will be dimmable (in the range from 1,000cd/m2 to 5,000cd/m2).   Kaneka's OLED panels will cost around ¥2 million (approx $24,000) per square meter - and the company believes that the price will drop to ¥200,000 ($2,400) next year and to ¥50,000 ($600) or less by 2020. Production capacity in 2011 will be 10,...
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2011-02-17

Piccadilly Circus Prepares to Replace neon Sanyo sign to LED Display

It’s said that Piccadilly Circus will replace the iconic red and white Sanyo sign, which has been in place since 1978. The Japanese electronics company has been told to replace the sign with a more modern LED display, which allows for moving images. However, according to a spokesman for Sanyo,” the owner of the ad space wanted to change the neon sign to LED for the coming London Olympics, but we didn't feel the need to change it for economic reasons.”...
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2011-02-14

Nichia’s white LEDs Patent Infringement Lawsuits was Acknowledged by TRG

Recently, The Republic Group Handelsvertretung GmbH (“TRG”) has acknowledged Nichia’s claims in the early first hearing at the District Court Düsseldorf. Previously, Nichia has filed patent infringement lawsuits in the above court. It claims that two different Harvatek white LED products (serial numbers HT-V116TW and HT-U158TW) sold by those distributors infringe Nichia YAG patent (EP936682[DE69702929]) and seeks an injunction, damages, recall and destruction. On January 18, 2011, TRG acknowledged Nichia’s Claim...
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2011-02-14

Sharp Introduces New LED Device with a Luminous Efficiency of 91lm/W

Sharp has introduced the highest LED device which has a luminous efficiency of 91lm/W with an input power of about 25W for lighting purposes.   The general color rendering index (Ra) of the new LED device is 83. It emits an incandescent color light. The mounting area of the LED device is as small as 24 x 20mm, and its thickness is only 1.8mm. The light emitting part has a round shape. It will start mass-producing on March 4, 2011, with a production rate of 100,000 units per month.  ...
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2011-02-11

Verbatim Announces Their VELVE Color-tunable OLED Panels, Now Available

Verbatim (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi) announced their new color-tunabe and dimmable OLED lighting panels called VELVE (these are made together by Mitsubishi and Pioneer). Verbatim says that the panels are already available - which makes the VELVE the world's first color-tunable OLED lighting panels. Verbatim apparantly offers just one size -  14x14cm, which is similar to Lumiotec's OLED panels.   Verbatim also announced that they will display the new panels at Fuori Salone, an exhibition held in Milan, Italy on April 12-17. Verbatim'...
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2011-02-11

Microsemi Announces Timing Controller plus LED Backlight Solution for Next-Generation 3D LCD TVs

•    Reference Design Enables Lower Cost LCD Panels to Produce Higher Quality Images •    Solution on Display at IIC China, Shenzhen February 24-26, 2011 at the Microsemi Booth 2C11 Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor technology aimed at powering a smart, secure, connected world, today announced collaboration with Sony® Corporation Semiconductor Business Group (“Sony”) for the first open market 3D-capable timing controller plus local dimming LED backlighti...
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2011-02-10

Mitsubishi Showcased 100in Diamond Vision OLED Screens

Mitsubishi Electric Australia has showcased a curved prototype of 100in Diamond Vision OLED screens at ISE 2011, targeting to digital signage and indoor advertising. The 384x384mm screens can be interconnected to create even larger panel sizes — a 100in version was displayed at CEATEC 2010 — and panel brightness is twice that of even the brightest LED screens available. The panels' resolution is at 128x128 pixels per screen. As a modular system, the Diamond Vision OLED screens are flexible and can be fitted to curved or rounded surfaces. &...
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2011-01-31

Panasonic Unveiled "Everleds" Series LED Lights

Panasonic has unveiled its "Everleds" series comprising of an E26 base LED light bulb with a light distribution angle of 300° and an LED ceiling lamp capable of adjusting light intensity, color and distribution.   The key feature of E26 base LED light bulb is that its light source (LED package) is arranged in a circular shape inside a globe (a semi-spherical cover) and two light reflectors with apertural areas are used. And for the new LED ceiling lamp,it features a function to adjust light distribution. It is equipped with two types of LED ...
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2011-01-28

Major Milestone Passed with Photonic Crystal Patterning on Full 4” Wafers with PHABLETM Technology

Eulitha AG of Switzerland and Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) of Japan announced the successful patterning of 4” wafers with Eulitha’s proprietary PHABLE technology. Photonic crystal patterns with 600 nm period and hexagonal symmetry was created uniformly over 4” wafers. PHABLE is a novel mask based photolithography technology that promises to revolutionize production of photonic structures such as photonic crystals, diffraction gratings and anti-reflection surfaces. High-throughput fabrication of such patterns over large areas is required...
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2011-01-27

Panasonic Targets to Sell 9 million LED Light Bulbs in Japan Market

It’s announced that Panasonic has made a decision to sell 9 million LED light bulbs in Japan next fiscal year, up from 4.4 million units targeted for the year ending March 31. According to Panasonic, the overall domestic market for LED lights will jump from 11 million units to 18 million next fiscal year and it targets to grab half of the domestic market. The company plans to begin offering on March 18 LED bulbs capable of shedding light over a wide, 300-degree swath, putting them on par with incandescent lamps. It also widened the angle of illumination from...
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2011-01-24

Japan Creates LED Smiles

Japanese designers Motoi Ishibashi and Daito Manabe have created “LED smiles.” The pair was inspired by "LED throwies," or bundles of LED lights attached to a magnet. It’s said that the light-up mouths were originally featured in a fashion advertisement in a winter sale at a Japanese clothing store, and now they're starting to take off as an accessory. The LED smiles can easily be affixed to your teeth and glow different colors while you smile. Besides, the colors can be changed wirelessly through a computer interface....
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2011-01-20

15 LED Manufacturers from Taiwan Participates in Japan's Third LED/OLED Lighting Technology Expo

Reportedly, 15 manufacturers from Taiwan are presenting the third LED/OLED Lighting Technology Expo, which is being held Jan. 19-21 at Big Light, Tokyo's International Exhibition Center. According to David Chang, chairman of Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA), Taiwan's LED technology was recently applied to the lighting industry, reviving its development after many manufacturers in the industry moved to China. And the once decreasing number of the association's members has now rebounded to more than 700. Taiwan LED m...
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2011-01-18

Japan Seiko Instruments Announced New Temperature Sensor IC Optimized for LED Lighting

Japan Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) has introduced the S-5855A Series, a PWM output temperature sensor IC for LED lighting designs. The new product begins to decrease the duty ratio of PWM signal output when the temperature exceeds the specified value, thus enables LED lighting circuits to avoid temperatures increasing above design limits, improving safety and efficiency while reducing total design cost. The S-5855A is connected to the DIM pin of an LED driver IC to control the LED luminance, enhancing safety protection and boosting efficiency. It...
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2011-01-07

Sharp Showcased Its Largest Quattron LED TV at CES

Sharp has showcased 70-inch Quattron-series LED TV to CES this year. Under Quad Pixel technology, Sharp added yellow to the red, green and blue color gamut. The LC-70LE732U is the largest in the series thus far, outdoing the previous 60-inch flagship.
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2011-01-06

Nichia set up first-ever official LED distributor in Germany

The Japan-based LED maker Nichia announced that Lumitronix LED-Technik GmbH had became Nichia’s first official LED distributor in Germany from January 1, 2011. In the past, Nichia had used to supply its LEDs directly to end-use customers, without using distribution channels anywhere in the world. Nichia had also broken with its own tradition by cooperating with Lumitronix.
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2011-01-04

Toshiba Plans to Sell LED Tube Lamps

Toshiba is reported to start offering 40 types of LED tube lamps by March that it will market to offices and factories.   Toshiba will offer standard 40-watt lamps as well as 20-watt tubes. Besides, it plans to have 80 types on the market by June.
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2010-12-28

Formosa cooperated with Mitsui to develop Chinese and Japanese market

It’s reported that Japan-based Mitsui & Co, which had a huge business network with business involving in the monitor and automobile industries, would purchase 74.693 million to Taiwan LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy’s private placement, with having a 15% stake, while Unity Opto Technology would increase its investment and purchase 15.307 million of stake.
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2010-12-28

Japan Injected $6.4 Billion Green Capex to Revive the Economy

Targeting to help revive an economy struggling with persistent deflation and a rising yen by creating jobs through green and other potential growth industries, Japan has injected $6.4 billion on 153 low-carbon projects across the country over the next 15 months, using government subsidies as seed money and ranging from production of low-emitting cars, lithium-ion batteries, LED lighting and solar panels to energy-saving electrical appliances.  
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2010-12-28

Japan Created LED Balloon Lamp

Kouichi Okamoto in Japan has created an interesting balloon lamp, which is made of rubber, polypropylene, LED lighting and a lithium-coin battery. Thanks to the LED, this new lamp is energy efficient and can be used continuously over 100 hours by using the 2 lithium batteries.
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2010-12-22

Sharp to Tap into LED Controllers for Indoor Lighting

It’s reported that Sharp Corporation has designed and will introduce the LR56001 LED controller for LED ceiling lights which can independently control up to three types of LED lights including cool white, warm white, and night light with each at the desired level of brightness. By adjusting the brightness of cool white and warm white lights ,the user is able to change the color emitted, anywhere from a warm red color to a cool light blue color.
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2010-12-14

Toshiba and Panasonic to Sell Straight Tube LED Lamps

At Eco-Products 2010, a trade show on green technologies, which took place from Dec 9 to 11, 2010, in Tokyo, Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corp and Panasonic Electric Works Co Ltd individually showcased straight tube LED lamps complied with the "JEL801:210" (defined by Japan Electric Lamp Manufacturers Association )standard .
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2010-12-07

Toshiba Introduces LED TV with a Rechargeable Battery

Toshiba has shown off Power PC1 series TV, which are the first LCD television that has an integrated battery backup. With a rechargeable battery, this new product is capable of delivering around two hours of TV watching time without power, which can cater for users who live in areas with unclean or sketchy power sources that are prone to blackouts and power fluctuations. It plans to offer the Power PC1 series in 32-inch and 24-inch sizes.  
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2010-12-02

Sumitomo Electric Industries Cooperates with Soitec to Develop GaN Substrate

Soitec and Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI) has joined force to develop engineered gallium nitride (GaN) substrates. The cooperation will combine with Sumitomo Electric's sophisticated GaN wafer manufacturing technology and Soitec's unique Smart Cut layer transfer technology.The engineered substrates retain the original, high crystalline quality of Sumitomo Electric's GaN wafer at a lower cost.
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ProLight, a Taiwan high power LED packaging house, introduced the latest E series products which can be driven to higher drive current. E series adopts ProLight’s patented High Thermal Eutectic Technology. The eutectic material that... READ MORE

Philips Hue Phoenix from Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, is the first in a new range of white ambience connected lamps that allow you to create the right light for different moments at home. From helping you to create a cozy atmo... READ MORE