2014-02-11

Seoul Semiconductor and LEDLab Partner UC Davis for Luminaire Design Competition

Students enrolled in Designing with Light at the University of California, Davis this semester will be competing in the 10th Annual Luminaire Design Competition this spring. The students must create original luminaire prototypes for outdoor pathways using an energy-efficient LED module manufactured by LEDLab using Seoul Semiconductor's Acrich2 AC-LED module.
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2014-02-10

TILS 2014: Elite Optoelectronic Launches Transparent Helix Decorated-Lighting Products

Elite Optoelectronic (EOC) is a worldwide material producer, and one of the major products is transparent conductive ink. The transparent conductive film (TCF) fabricated using EOC’s ink has supplied to several touch sensor makers. In 2012, EOC combined the TCF technology and LED chip to form a novel and creative product: Transparent Flexible LED Light (TFLL). 
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2014-02-07

Philips: Evolving Hospital Lighting

Monique Cousineau, Social Media Specialist, Philips Lighting North America observes the transiting hospital lighting in this latest blog entry. Hospitals play a vital role in all cities. We have all crossed the threshold of our local hospital either as a patient or a visitor. When I was a child I thought our hospital was so impersonal and intimidating.
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2014-02-07

Soraa Proves That Whiteness Rendering Has A Strong Effect On LED Lamp Preference

Understanding that quality of light is essential to the widespread adoption of LED lighting, Soraa discussed this week at SPIE Photonics West 2014 how whiteness rendering has a strong effect on lighting and object preference.
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2014-02-06

Fairchild Semiconductor: A Better Way to Manage Leakage Current Failures in LED Backlights

A standard way to configure the backlight is to use two discrete devices: a 100 V MOSFET in a DPAK package and a 100 V Schottky diode, also in a DPAK package. High leakage current of Schottky diode can be a problem in LED backlight units, especially at higher temperatures. Some customers have experienced leakage failure issue of Schottky diode during mass production. One way to improve the leakage failure is to increase the Schottky diode’s voltage rating from 100 V to 120 V, but leakage current can still be an issue when the system temperature is high.
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2014-02-06

Digital Lighting Makes a Splash at the Super Bowl

Philips Lumec blogger Monique Cousineau interviews two Canadian multimedia companies that threw a spectacular lighting show prior to the SuperBowl. Below is the blog entry:
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2014-02-05

Rubicon Technology to Showcase New Optical Products at Photonics West 2014

Rubicon Technology, a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical markets, today announced that it will showcase its line of optical products for use in defense and aerospace, instrumentation and analytical processing, sensors and detectors, semiconductor process equipment, and medical and laser applications at the Photonics West Exhibition, February 4-6, 2014 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. 
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2014-01-31

2013 Another Strong Year for the National Lighting Bureau

“The National Lighting Bureau has once again performed yeoman service for North America’s lighting community.” So said National Lighting Bureau Chair Howard P. Lewis (Viscor Group of Companies) in reviewing the Bureau’s 2013 accomplishments at the conclusion of his fourth year in office. The Bureau serves as an independent, IRS-recognized not-for-profit lighting-information source created (in 1976) to help people make better decisions about lighting.
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2014-01-30

GE: How Colours and Light Influence the Purchasing Process

In 1973 the marketing guru, Philip Kotler stated that noise, shapes, smells and colours helped to draw attention, transmit messages and create feelings that increased the likelihood of purchase. Since then, marketing has moved on in all senses and the reproduction of colour has become a key differentiating factor in the retail sector. In sensorial marketing, light is one of the most important factors in the purchase experience.
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2014-01-29

Making Winter Fun with Interactive Lighting

It’s really impressive to see how creative artists are using technology and lighting to transform environments into captivating surroundings and how cities are emerging from the shadows and standing proudly. A few weeks ago, at the Québec City Lights Festival, (Festival des Lumières de Québec) some playful light shows made quite an impression on the public by lighting up the Old Capital and allowing its Nordic appeal and historic architecture to stand out.
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2014-01-29

Latest Ringdale ActiveLED Retrofit Offering Alternative to Conventional In-ground Lighting Solutions

Ringdale®, Inc., Texas-based manufacturer of USA-made ActiveLED® luminaries, announces continued growth in its retrofit line with the launch of in-ground ActiveLED lighting. The 18-watt ActiveLED In-Ground replaces 150-watt HID 9.5" and 13" in-ground lighting fixtures. The in-ground retrofit is ideal for illuminating flagpoles, art, monuments, landscaping, and walkways. ActiveLED's In-Ground lighting delivers energy savings of up to 90% when compared to HID lighting and includes an unmatched 10-Year No Light Loss Warranty.
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2014-01-28

Esidon Opto Combines ANSI BIN Group with MacAdam Ellipse Enhancing the Color Consistency of Luminaires

In order to provide comprehensive sales service and enhance the capacity utilization of PLCC, the Taiwanese LED manufacturer, Edison Opto, initiates to combine ANSI BIN group with the concept of MacAdam ellipse and subdivide the color temperature into 9 subgroups. The new BIN group is conducive to inventory management. Also, the packaging sales service which is provided by Edison Opto is more convenient to customers’ product selection.  
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2014-01-28

McGill University Chooses Veeco Instruments Multi-Chamber MBE System

Veeco Instruments announced that McGill University in Montréal, Québec, Canada has ordered Veeco’s new GENxplor™ R&D Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) System for their Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, as part of a research grant from Canada’s Foundation for Innovation.  The Veeco GENxplor is a fully integrated system that deposits high quality epitaxial layers on substrates up to 3” in diameter and is ideal for cutting edge compound semiconductor research on a wide variety of materials including arsenides, nitrides and oxides.
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2014-01-27

Opportunities for Quantum Dots in Main Stream Adoption

If you want to surround yourself with the most innovative minds in the phosphor and quantum dots industry you need to book your spot soon! Save on your registration to Phosphor Global Summit and the Quantum Dots Forum if you book by January 31, 2014. Quantum Dots will feature presentations by Canaccord Genuity, Pacific Light Technologies, Dow Chemical, NanoPhotonica, University of Washington, the EPA, Nanosys, and many more.
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2014-01-27

Philips Transforms Mumbai's Iconic Gateway of India with Spectacular LED Digital Lighting

Philips, the global leader in lighting has today unveiled a stunning lighting makeover of the historic, world-recognized Gateway of India in Mumbai. The lighting is based around a new, one-of-a-kind LED system, providing a palette of 16 million colors that can be computer-programmed to create inspiring lighting shows.
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2014-01-24

Texas Instruments: Narrow Vin Circuits for Driving LEDs in Battery Powered Applications

Chris Glaser, Applications Engineer at Texas Instruments shares in this recent blog entry three narrow vin circuit methods for LEDs in battery powered applications. 
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2014-01-24

The People Behind the Product: Meet Team BoldPlay

Allison Brouillette, Internal Communications Specialist at Philips Lighting writes a blog entry introducing the team behind Boldplay, which was awarded as “Most Innovative Product of the Year” at Light Fair 2013 .
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2014-01-24

Cree Shatters Efficiency Benchmark with First 200-Lumen-Per-Watt LED Luminaire

Cree, Inc. raises the performance bar again with the demonstration of the first 200-lumen-per-watt (LPW) LED concept luminaire, which is more than twice the efficiency of the best linear fluorescent luminaires. The latest Department of Energy (DoE) projections* had estimated that this level of luminaire efficiency would not occur until after 2020, but Cree’s latest innovation has made this possible six years sooner than projected. The prototype leverages Cree’s vertical integration with innovations in LED chips, optics, materials technology and novel system design to deliver unprecedented performance.
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2014-01-23

Philips Survey Show U.S. Mayors Place High Priority on Energy Efficient Lighting

Despite budget constraints, U.S. Mayors expect to significantly expand their investment in energy technologies over the next five years, according to a new survey of nearly 300 cities highlighting how cities are deploying new energy technologies to make their city operations and communities more energy efficient. 
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2014-01-23

Green Choice LED to Complete First Solar Powered Street Light Project in Texas

Green Choice LED today announced it has been selected to complete the solar powered LED street light project for the City of Shenandoah, Texas, U.S. The project consists of designing, manufacturing, and installation of 81 solar powered LED street lights for the city's Shenandoah Valley subdivision. The Shenandoah City Council voted to go with solar powered LEDs over traditional street lights after researching the idea. 
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2014-01-23

Another Decline for Architecture Billings Index

Following consistently increasing demand for design services throughout most of 2013, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has posted its first consecutive months of contraction since May and June of 2012. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the December ABI score was 48.5, down from a mark of 49.8 in November. This score reflects a decrease in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 59.2, up from the reading of 57.8 the previous month.
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2014-01-22

Innovation at Conferences and Tradeshows

Philips Lumec blogger Jean-François Duquette highlights how industry insiders can learn and get new ideas from trade shows and conferences. Below is the blog entry:
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2014-01-22

Digital Lumens Brings the ‘Internet of Lights’ to More Than 100 Million Square Feet of Space

Digital Lumens announced today that it has brought the Internet of Lights to more than 100 million square feet (10 million square meters) of space across more than 1,000 large-scale commercial and industrial facilities worldwide. In the Internet of Lights, a lighting-based category within the Internet of Things, every intelligent LED fixture is wirelessly networked and gathers sensor and meter data that is used for ongoing operational optimization.
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2014-01-21

GRC and BASF embark on Joint OLED Graphene Research

The Graphene Research Centre (GRC) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Science and the world’s leading chemical company BASF have partnered to develop the use of graphene in organic electronic devices, such as organic light emitting diodes (OLED). The goal of this collaboration is to interface graphene films with organic electronic materials for the creation of more efficient and more flexible lighting devices
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2014-01-21

Philips Signs LED Lighting Patent Licensing Agreement with TCP International

TCP International Holdings LTD, the parent company of Ohio-based Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (“TCP”), announced it entered into a patent license agreement with Philips. This agreement provides TCP with access to Philips’ LED-related patents for certain LED luminaire and bulb technologies. As part of this agreement, the two companies have agreed to settle and dismiss the patent infringement lawsuit that was pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
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2014-01-21

Everlight’s Laboratory Obtains EPA Recognition

Everlight Electronics Co. proudly announces that its laboratory in Tucheng, Taipei received the highest standard recognition by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that works to protect human health and the environment. Simultaneously, EVERLIGHT’s laboratory was also qualified to use the ILAC-MRA mark on its laboratory reports, the signet for Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).
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2014-01-21

Soraa Launches High Color Rendering, Line Voltage GU10 230V LED Lamps

Soraa launched today the first line of high color and white rendering, high light output LED GU10 230V dimmable lamps. Uniquely, the company has released a 10 degree spot version, not available in halogen or from other LED manufacturers, as well as a 25 degree version that has a peak intensity higher than halogen and all other LED GU10 products. Now customers can buy transformer-free, full visible spectrum Soraa LED GU10 lamps that spectacularly render colors and whites; without beam striations, artifacts or multiple shadows visible in other manufacturer's LED products
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2014-01-21

OSRAM SYLVANIA Expands Portfolio of LED Power Supplies

OSRAM SYLVANIA continues to deliver technology innovation in the LED power supply market with the introduction of the linear constant current OPTOTRONIC™ programmable 0-10V power supplies and OPTOTRONIC Step-DIM  power supplies. Designed for the OEM market, these LED power supplies offer tremendous design flexibility for a variety of general lighting applications.
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2014-01-20

Florida Department of Transportation Installs Acuity Brands Streetlights on Highway 98

Nearly 1,000 American Electric Lighting®Autobahn LED luminaires from Acuity Brands, Inc. were installed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to address safety and maintenance challenges on a 19-mile stretch of Highway 98. The previously unlit roadway in Santa Rosa County is now illuminated with new LED luminaires to help increase visibility and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers. 
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2014-01-20

Spanish Architect and Designer Speaks about Project 10577 Rays in Helsinki

Spanish Architect and Designer Roque Pena Pidal is the 3rd prize winner of the 2013 CLU Foundation Contest for his project 10577 Rays in Helsinki. The jury selected his project because it uses light as an event and it would bring people together. His proposal to have an assembly of reflectors to make the winter solstice as bright as the summer solstice would help the population by increasing their serotonin levels. It is created for a specific location and resembles a big public event.
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Introducing a performance of 100 mW, LG Innotek, industrial partner of LASER COMPONENTS, sets new standards for single-chip UVC LEDs. The manufacturer states that this development is two years ahead of current industry forecasts. So ... READ MORE

LG Innotek today announced that it had succeeded in developing an 'advanced flip chip LED package' that demonstrates high efficiency and high luminous flux without deteriorating performance even after it gets through 300℃ sol... READ MORE