2017-06-08

Seoul Semiconductor Resolves LED Filament Bulb Lawsuit against Global Retailer Kmart and Pursues Further Patent Enforcement Initiatives

On June 8, 2017, Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. and Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (collectively “Seoul”) announced that they have resolved a patent litigation that was filed on behalf of Seoul and The Regents of the University of California against Kmart Corporation. The patent case was filed in U.S. Federal District Court, asserting infringement of eight patents based upon Kmart’s sales of Kodak/Spotlite branded filament LED bulbs.
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2016-04-29

Hot Picks of the Week April. 25-29

As previously communicated, Philips continues to simultaneously prepare for an initial public offering (IPO) or a private sale of Philips Lighting. With equity markets’ sentiment improving compared to the first couple of months of the year, an IPO increasingly appears a more likely outcome, subject to further market developments and other relevant circumstances.
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2016-04-18

Forest Lighting Taps into Europe Supermarket Distribution Channels with Acquisition of Super Trend Lighting

Prospects of a booming LED filament bulb market in 2016 and Super Trend Lighting’s unique market position and distribution channels, were some of the main reasons behind Forest Lighting’s latest acquisition, said Forest Lighting General Manager Lawrence Lin in an exclusive interview with LEDinside recently.
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2016-03-25

Forest Lighting Acquires Super Trend Lighting LED Filament Bulb Assets

Forest Lighting (formerly branded as MLS) announced recently it had acquired 80% shares from Hong Kong lighting vendor Super Trend Lighting Chairman Jiangguo Yen (嚴建國), which is expected to bolster the Chinese player’s  LED filament bulb market share.
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2015-10-02

Osram Adds Filament LED Bulbs and Other Products to Lamp Portfolio

New LED lamps in a glow filament design as well as a replacement for halogen lamps being phased out from 2016 are now available for the 2015/2016 lighting season. Osram is starting with a range of further LED lamp developments for the new lighting season that traditionally begins in October. At the same time, the lighting manufacturer supports the efforts of its trade partners with a renewed LED competition for consumers.
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2015-07-24

Initiation of LED Filament Patent and Supply Chain Wars to Take Place in 2H15

The LED luminaire industry started to attract market attention, after Japanese manufacturer Panasonic launched its first glass omnidirectional LED bulb. The pioneer bulb had a transparent substrate with a dual-sided light emitting surface. Since then the industry luminaire design has evolved.
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2015-06-22

Epistar Strengthens Relationship with Partners Through Core LED Filament Bulb Technology

Epistar keeps building innovating products and technologies and continues to bolster its global IP position. In addition, Epistar strives to strengthen the value of its Co-activation Service.
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2015-06-18

Epistar Deploys Global LED Filament Patent Strategy

Top Taiwanese LED chip manufacturer Epistar has been aggressive in its patent strategies, and has acquired key LED filament bulb patents to build up its core advantages, reported Liberty Times recently.
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2015-06-09

Megaman Adds LED Filament Bulb and Smart Lighting Retrofits to Product Line

Energy saving LED lighting expert Megaman UK has now added LED Filament lamps to its ever increasing range of products.  Part of the company’s popular Economy Series, the Filament range has been designed for use in decorative light fittings to produce eye-catching and stunning visual effects. Megaman’s LED Filament lamps are ideal for a wide range of applications that include hotels, bars and restaurants.
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2015-05-05

LUX Introduces the First Dimmable, UL Certified, LED Filament Bulbs

LUX Technology Group (www.luxtg.com), introduces the first line of dimmable filament LED Edison light bulbs—the perfect energy efficient replacements for 25W, 40W and 60W incandescent bulbs. With its beautiful all-glass design, it looks stunning and emits the same warm light as an incandescent bulb with the long life and high efficiency benefits of LED lighting. The filament LEDs offer 90% energy savings and excellent efficacy of over 135 lumens per watt, eliminating the need to sacrifice design for efficiency in restaurant, hospitality and residential spaces.
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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