2017-10-17

Disruptive Substrate Technology for Direct Green and Red Micro LEDs

The ideal solution for microLED makers would be the availability of efficient nitride LEDs in both green and red. In this case, all RGB LEDs would be composed of the same material with the same behaviors and driving conditions. The challenge is to find one material capable of spanning the blue to red spectrum. 
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2017-08-16

LED Down-Conversion - The Next Disruptive Step in LED Technology

LEDs have become a ubiquitous part of our lives, finding their way into our big screen HDTV’s, into our cars, on our streets, at work and in our homes. The global LED lighting market is booming now as LED prices have dropped significantly over the past few years. However, we are on the verge of a 2nd revolution in LED lighting. The next generation of LED optics will deliver LED lighting that is more comfortable, safer, very high quality and digitally connected, all at affordable prices. Light Polymers, a San Francisco-based nanochemistry startup, is eyeing the LED lighting industry with its unique and disruptive proprietary lyotropic materials technology.
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2017-06-14

Lumibright's Comprehensive Range of Product Lines

LUMIBRIGHT is a globally active manufacturer of smart LED lighting solutions across all elements of lighting: Power, Control, and Luminaries. The main objective is to provide highest quality LED products and superior customer service through a commitment to excellence, continuous improvement and innovative technology. With over 4000 products ranging from elegant showpiece pendant lights to complex architectural lighting solutions, LB range cover all aspects of residential and commercial lighting including indoor lights, outdoor lights, decorative lights, tube profiles, LED neon flex and all electrical accessories including drivers for light fitting.
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2017-06-09

Precision Profiles in the Havenhuis: LED Modules and LED Drivers for the Port Authority in Antwerp

A diamond or the hull of a crystal ship? For the new headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority Zaha Hadid Architects have placed an expressive structure with a facetted façade on top of a listed former fire station. Lighting integrated in the ceiling provides a creative and precise response to the absence of right angles. At the heart of this special lighting system are LED Light Engines and LED Drivers from Tridonic.
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2017-06-07

Toshiba Introduces New Photocouplers for Automotive Applications

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)* has introduced a new range of 10 AEC Q101-qualified photocouplers designed to address the demanding isolation, interface, switching, and form factor requirements of automotive applications.
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2017-05-22

Phoseon Technology Exhibits LED Curing Solutions at TopCon & IMDA Symposium 2017

Phoseon will showcase the latest UV LED curing solutions for printing applications at the upcoming TopCon & IMDA Symposium 2017 event in Lincolnshire, IL. Visit the Phoseon exhibit to learn how Phoseon LED technology is a perfect fit for printing applications due to the compact size, ease of integration, and high intensity output achieved through optimized LED thermal management. 
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2016-09-06

Goldman Sachs Lists LED Technology as Top Market Disruptor in Green Energy Sector

In the green energy sector, solar, wind, and lithium batteries prices all plummeted, which has disrupted markets and transformed existing market orders, leading to new developments.
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2016-08-18

Chinese Manufacturers Catch up in GaN Technology

Chinese manufacturers technology have advanced in the past year to result in large GaN price fluctuations, and have entered III-V EPI-wafer synthesizing industry to build a comprehensive IoT and telecommunication supply chain in the upstream sector.
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2016-06-21

LED Technology Monitors Construction Site Safety in Indonesia

A safety monitoring method called On-Site Visualization has been implemented in metro system construction sites in Jakarta, Indonesia as part of a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) project. The technology was developed by Professor AKUTAGAWA Shinichi (Kobe University Graduate School of Engineering).
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2016-05-17

British Research Highlights Importance of Human Factor in LED Design

A report into the human responses to LED lighting solutions has concluded that the human reaction to light sources should be a primary factor in deciding to deploy them, not just efficiency or cost.
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2016-03-16

Chinese Researchers Use Copper Oxide Crystals to Make Germ Killing LEDs in the Full Visible Light Spectrum Range

Disinfection applications are usually associated with UV LEDs, but one research team from China led by Chaowen Xue has recently demonstrated an alternative solution to ridding most bacteria with visible light range LEDs.
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2015-12-16

German Researchers Explore Doped Organic Semiconductors

Organic semiconductor materials are already being employed today in solar cells and organic LEDs (OLEDs) amongst others. Until now, however, little was known about how the doping molecules are integrated into the chemical structure of organic semiconductors. The Molecular Systems Joint Research Team of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin at BESSY II have now analysed this with surprising results. The molecules are not necessarily uniformly dispersed in the host lattice, as it is usual with inorganic semiconductors, but instead form what are known as co-crystallites. 
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2015-11-30

Berkley University Researchers Rid Defects in Monolayer Transparent LED Displays

An emerging class of atomically thin materials known as monolayer semiconductors has generated a great deal of buzz in the world of materials science. Monolayers hold promise in the development of transparent LED displays, ultra-high efficiency solar cells, photo detectors and nanoscale transistors. Their downside? The films are notoriously riddled with defects, killing their performance.
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2015-07-02

ETI Subsidiary Receives Flip Chip and CSP Subsidies

In a company statement, Chinese LED manufacturer ETI announced two of its subsidiaries received in total RMB 70 million (US $11.28 million) subsidies from local governments.
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2015-06-30

White Efficiency in LED Lighting

All of us have, at some point or another, complained about the use of lumens as a metric – for a variety of reasons. First, lumens are not very accurate as a proxy for perceived brightness. Second, there is a temptation to increase lumens by ‘cheating’, for instance on the chromaticity of a lamp – ponder this next time you are subjected to a depressingly greenish fluorescent lamp! Third, the lumen race pushes the industry to compromise on competing aspects, especially color rendition. If two LEDs emit the same number of optical watts, but one generates more long-wavelength photons to properly render deep-red tones, it is by definition penalized in terms of lumens.
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2015-06-30

Quantum Computing At the Speed of Light?

Wired technology is now largely a thing of the past. We now use wireless networks and new for faster computing and communication devices. But where do we go next? Every day we read another article that suggests the future is closer than we think. Whether it’s artificial intelligence, robots in the home, or technology that will make today’s ‘supercomputers’ as outdated as the dinosaur.
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2015-06-29

Danish Researchers: Nanowires Could Become the Future for LEDs

The latest research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that LEDs made from nanowires will use less energy and provide better light. The researchers studied nanowires using X-ray microscopy and with this method they can pinpoint exactly how the nanowire should be designed to give the best properties. The results are published in the scientific journal, ACS Nano.
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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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2015-06-17

Lumileds Stays Ahead of Competition with Advanced LED Technology Developments

San Jose-based LED chip manufacturer Lumileds has continued to thrive in the increasingly harsh cutthroat pricing LED market environment, by focusing on its LED technology development, introducing more cost effective CSP technology, and refining its mid-power and CoB market strategy, said the company CEO Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre during an exclusive interview with LEDinside at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), China from June 9-12, 2015.
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2015-06-16

OSRAM SYLVANIA Survey Shows Growing Awareness of LED Technology in U.S.

Released today, the seventh annual Socket Survey from North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA found 65 percent of Americans surveyed have purchased LEDs for use in their homes and the majority (64 percent) of those who did, purchased LED bulbs for use in sockets for general illumination. Of the respondents who were identified as LED bulb users, the most valued benefits of making the switch were reduced energy consumption (96%), longer bulb lifespan (93%) and cost savings (93%).
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2015-06-11

LRC Program ASSIST Proposes New Method for Evaluating Flicker

The Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies (ASSIST), a program of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has released a publication that proposes a new method of evaluating human perception of directly observed light source flicker. The publication, ASSIST recommends…Recommended Metric for Assessing the Direct Perception of Light Source Flicker, provides specific measurement procedures and calculations to objectively determine whether the amount of flicker from a light source is above or below the threshold of human perception. The metric is applicable to any waveform shape and frequency and is based on peer-reviewed laboratory and human factors experiments.
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2015-06-08

Japanese Researchers Develop Silicon QD-based White-blue LED

A Si quantum dot (QD)-based hybrid inorganic/organic light-emitting diode (LED) that exhibits white-blue electroluminescence has been fabricated by Professor Ken-ichi SAITOW (Natural Science Center for Basic Research and Development, Hiroshima University), Graduate student Yunzi XIN (Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University), and their collaborators. A hybrid LED is expected to be a next-generation illumination device for producing flexible lighting and display, and this is achieved for the Si QD-based white-blue LED. For details, refer to "White-blue electroluminescence from a Si quantum dot hybrid light-emitting diode," in Applied Physics Letters; DOI: 10.1063/1.4921415.
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2015-06-03

CEA-Leti Demos New Process to Fabricate High-brightness Micro-LED Arrays for HUD and Related Applications

CEA-Leti announced that it has demonstrated a path to fabricating high-density micro-LED arrays for the next generation of wearable and nomadic systems in a process that is scalable to the IC manufacturing process.
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2015-05-12

Dow Corning Granted Korean Patent for LED Optical Silicone Encapsulant Technology

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, reported today that the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) granted a patent protecting the company’s high refractive index (RI) phenyl-based optical silicone encapsulant technology, which targets advanced LED lighting applications. Specifically, the patent protects the composition of curable organopolysiloxane chemistry used to formulateDow Corning® Optical Encapsulant products, which offer numerous high-value benefits to LED devices. 
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2015-04-09

Shuji Nakamura: GaN-on-GaN Will Become the Next Generation LED Technology

The upcoming LED technology will be GaN-on-GaN LEDs, affirmed Nobel Laureate in Physics Shuji Nakamura and fellow colleague at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Professor Steven DenBaars at an exclusive forum hosted by Taiwanese leading chip LED manufacturer Epistar on Wednesday at the company headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
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2015-03-25

TILS 2015 Focuses on OLED Technology and LED Lighting Design Applications

Taiwan International Lighting Show 2015 (TILS 2015) will be featuring its first OLED platform and a lighting design zone, said organizers during the opening ceremony at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall today.
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2015-03-23

The Semantic Lighting Revolution: The Internet of Light

From the first emails to Web 2.0 to the cloud and mobile access, the Internet has made spectacular progress over the past decades. One of the things that the future has in store is an “Internet of things”: connected appliances and machines that dynamically and intelligently adapt to users’ needs and preferences. In these developments, light may play a crucial part.
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2015-03-17

Applied Ventures Broadens Portfolio With RayVio UV LED Investment

Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials and a leading corporate venture firm, announced today that it has participated in a Series B financing round for RayVio Corporation, an advanced UV LED solutions company developing proprietary semiconductor-based technology for manufacturing solid state ultraviolet (SSUV) LED products and applications. RayVio's patented technology is intended to enable large-scale adoption of UV LEDs for the industrial, digital health and consumer sectors, with a variety of applications to benefit society.
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2015-02-13

Tridonic Modules Provides Smooth Switch to LED Technology

LED light sources open up new possibilities in lighting design. Not only are they highly durable, they are extremely energy efficient.  But switching to LED technology is an option not only when planning a new lighting system. With the new accessory set for TALEXXmodules LLE from Tridonic, existing linear luminaires equipped with T5 or T8 fluorescent lamps can be quickly and easily upgraded to state-of-the-art LED technology.
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2015-01-26

ProLight Opto Technology Stays Ahead of Pack with Advanced LED Technology

Over the last 10 years LED package manufacturer ProLight Opto Technology (ProLight) has weathered through tough situations, including a financial crisis that nearly brought the company to the brink of bankruptcy. The company managed to turn around its operations under the management of current Chairman FM Chen, who since joining the company in 2007, has worked closely with General Manager Michael Hsing to convert the company’s business strategy. The pair has successfully transformed a company close to insolvency, into a listed company on the Taiwan bourse with an annual revenue of more than NT $1 billion (US $30 million).
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 “As the demands on our customer’s fixtures become more challenging, we need to ensure our Color portfolio enables them to meet these demands. This increase in flux across several key colors will give our customers a significa... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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