2011-06-28

NexPhase Lighting Passes Two Intertek ‘s LED Tests

NexPhase Lighting, Inc., a subsidiary of Onteco Corporation, announced that UL 1598 and UL 8750 testing has been completed by Intertek for it's generation II NexSense troffer product and it will issue a compliance report shortly.   According to Jon Cooper, President of NexPhase, "We have worked closely with Intertek on this UL 1598 and UL 8750 testing and we are excited that we have passed all required independent testing for our generation II NexSense Troffer product. These Underwriter Laboratory compliance and safety tests are essential to...
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2011-06-28

Royal Ballet’s O2 Arena Romeo and Juliet a success with ETC Eos® lighting control

Great Britain’s renowned Royal Ballet recently staged Romeo and Juliet for an audience of 12,000, not at their home venue at Covent Garden, but at London’s vast O2 arena. The bold spatial experiment was a great success. And behind the scenes of the complex production was an ETC Eos lighting control system. The Royal Opera House had bought Eos desks in 2008 for their house performances but needed additional desks to take the Royal Ballet company to The O2. PRG (Production Resource Group) was called in to provide lighting and rigging rental equipme...
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2011-06-27

Samsung LED Received Energy Star Certification

Samsung LED is reported to obtain the Energy Star certification which is an international yardstick of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the United States as to the purchase of lighting equipment. According to the company, it is the first of its kind in Korea, acquired ISO 17025 for LM79 (illumination) and LM80 (LED) from the Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme. ISO 17025 is a qualification with which the tests required for Energy Star can be carried out independently. With the certification, it can significantly avoid complicated proc...
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2011-06-27

Cree Introduces 1200V Z-Rec™ Family of Silicon Carbide Schottky Diodes

Cree recently has introduces a new seven 1200V Z-Rec™ silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky diodes to advance the adoption of silicon carbide power devices into mainstream power applications. Cree Z-Rec diodes feature zero reverse recovery, resulting in up to a 50% reduction in switching losses versus comparable silicon diodes. They also exhibit consistent switching performance across their entire temperature range. When used in conjunction with Cree’s recently-introduced 1200V SiC power MOSFETs, these SiC Schottky diodes enable the implementation of all-Si...
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2011-06-27

Panasonic Supports Infineon Raceway for Energy Conservation

Panasonic has supported its 1,652 solar panels and a new full-color, dual-sided LED video board at the famed Northern California Infineon Raceway for energy conservation. Manufactured by Panasonic’s Sanyo division, the high-efficiency solar panels will cover 41-percent of the raceway’s energy usage. And Panasonic has also provided the raceway with a low-energy LED video board. Easily visible from Highway 37, the new board measures 5.77’ high by 17.32’ wide, and uses 57,600 LEDs to create messages brighter than the older technology. It consumes...
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2011-06-27

Rambus Taps into LED Lighting Industry

Rambus has developed an intellectual property (IP) portfolio called Pentelic to tap into LED lighting industry. Pentelic enables edge-lit light guides to provide both area and directional room lighting offices, schools and retail. According to the company, its IP space is to do with edge lighting a light guide with LEDs and the use of micro-optics embedded into the light guide providing ray angle control so light can be directed out of the light guide. Measured as the total flux from the light engine to the total flux from the guide, efficiency is 92-95%. The guides...
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2011-06-24

FZLED Releases MR16-03 LED Spotlight Bulbs With Universal Compatibility

FZLED, maker of high-performance LED lighting products, releases their environmentally-friendly MR16-03 series of LED spotlights. High luminous efficacy and lifetimes of more than 35,000 hours make these high-quality LED bulbs an excellent choice for commercial, industrial, and residential settings. FZLED has paid particular attention to universal compatibility with this product release, making the MR16-03 LED spotlight bulbs able to fit GU5.3, GU10, E11, E14, E17, E26, E27, and B22 sockets and able to take AC input voltages of 100-240V as well as a 12...
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2011-06-24

Bridgelux’s Third Generation LED Array Portfolio Delivers Dramatic Energy Efficiency and Cost Advantages

Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, recently launched the third generation of its advanced LED Arrays, including its industry-leading LS, ES, and award-winning RS product families.  This new product generation features the latest technical advancements in epitaxial GaN layer growth, LED chip design and packaging technologies, delivering an increase in efficacy of up to 20% and a reduction of up to 30% in the cost per lumen compared to previous product generations. These new Arrays offer greater system de...
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2011-06-24

Rubicon Technology Malaysian Polishing Facility Earns Key Endorsements, Begins Volume Production of Large Diameter Sapphire Wafers

Facility Supports Increasing Demand for High Quality, Large Diameter Wafers to Support Increasing Volume Demands of LED Industry Worldwide Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN), a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, Semiconductor, and Optical industries, today announced two critical milestones that enable its new state-of-the-art facility in Penang, Malaysia to move into volume production of six- and eight-inch polished sapphire wafers.   Rubicon’s new Malaysia facility recently completed qualific...
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2011-06-23

IMRE and the University of Michigan Announces Breakthrough on OLED External Quantum Efficiency

Reportedly, Researchers from IMRE, a research institute of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and the University of Michigan, US have turned out that the efficiency of fluorescent blue OLED devices can reach 9.4%, trumping the current theoretical limit for OLED external quantum efficiency (EQE) by nearly two-fold. This breakthrough has overcome the weakness of the blue emitters on short lifetime and poor colour quality, and it is likely to make OLED displays the next wave in consumer displays. By changing the thick...
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2011-06-23

LEDON Designs the World's Brightest OLED Module

Recently, LEDON OLED lighting has combined 9 LG Chem OLED panels and LEDON's own outcoupling and electrical contact system to design a new OLED module that is the brightest ever at 1001 lumens, which is considered to be the world's brightest OLED module. The color temperature is 4077K and the efficacy is over 30 lm/W. The total lamp size is 300x300² with a thickness of 5 mm. and it designed for professional lighting applications....
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2011-06-23

Phoseon Technology and Hapond Digital to Present The 22nd Malaysia International Sign, LED, NEON Technology & Equipment Exhibition

The provider of UV LED solutions Phoseon Technology and Hapond Digital is about to display their products at the 22nd Malaysia International Sign, LED, NEON Technology & Equipment Exhibition, which is considered as one of the largest and well-known exhibition in Malaysia.. The Phoseon will show a wide variety of leading edge UV LED curing products used for curing inks, coatings, adhesives and other applications. It will also be presenting a paper on UV LED Technology at the show. Hapond's exhibit will display Phoseon's StarFire MA...
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2011-06-22

Hella Partners with Hubbell Lighting to Develop North American LED Market

Recently, the automotive supplier of electronics and lighting, Hella has developed a partnership with Hubbell Lighting to develop and market a non-automotive application of its LED lighting technology in North America. According to their cooperation, the two companies is defined as a traditional cross-branding relationship in which Hella designs, develops and manufactures the light module or "engine", while Hubbell Lighting markets and distributes the lighting fixture into municipal markets. The commercial LED light engine is designed for installation into ex...
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2011-06-22

Aixtron Received New Order from AquaLite

AquaLite in China has placed a new order from Aixtron for 55x2-inch CRIUS II reactor which will be dedicated to the growth of materials for high brightness LEDs and high Voltage (HV) LED production. The system was ordered in the first quarter of 2011 and the local Aixtron support team will install and commission the new reactor in the second quarter of 2011 at the dedicated AquaLite power chip LED facility within its mainland China production plant. it’s said that with state of the art epitaxial crystal growth and chip process technology, AquaLite&rs...
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2011-06-21

Osram Makes Breakthroughs on OLED

Lately, Osram has made two breakthroughs on OLED. One breakthrough is that, testing under application-oriented conditions in an integrating sphere, the company has achieved 87 lm/W with its OLED in the lab. In contrast to the previous achieved peak value, this efficacy is about 40 percent higher or nearly the efficiency of fluorescent lamps. And the OLED was measured at a brightness of 1,000 cd/m2 and a color temperature of approximately 4,000 K. The company also achieved almost 75 Im/W at a brightness of 5,000 cd/m2 in another test. It has already tested the org...
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2011-06-20

Next Generation LED Parking Garage Lighting Introduced by Global Dynamix Solutions Subsidiary Clean Light Green Light

LED parking garage lights successfully designed  to overcome the challenges associated with current LED options in this class is the latest break-through product offering from Michigan-based LED lighting manufacturer Clean Light Green Light (CLGL). Providing a beautiful, even light spread without aggravating glare to drivers’ eyes, this series sets itself apart with superior performance and maximum savings potential; both important considerations for this building sector where lighting consumes the majority of energy used and security concerns run high. &ldqu...
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2011-06-20

LG Introduces Five LED-backlit LCD TVs in Japan

Currently, LG Electronics has launched five new models of LED-backlit LCD televisions in Japan, two featuring the company’s proprietary “Nano Lighting Technology”; and three “Cinema 3D” models based on its FPR (film-type patterned retarder) passive 3D technology. With  the moniker “Nano Full LED”, the LG LZ9600 series offers an ultra-slim design with a thickness of just 8.8mm which gives the HDTVs a sleek and minimalistic appearance. Two screen sizes are available: the 47-inch LG 47LZ9600 and the 55-i...
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2011-06-17

Carmanah Technologies EverGEN 1710 Solar LED Outdoor Light Named Finalist in IDEA Program

The EverGEN 1710 solar LED outdoor light developed by Carmanah Technologies Corporation has been named Finalist in the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Program. The EverGEN 1710 features advanced occupancy sensing (AOS) technology and a sleek, modern design. Developed in a partnership with leading innovation firm frog (formerly frog design), the EverGEN 1710 is a compact integrated solar-powered lighting solution for off-grid illumination. The IDEA Program is established in 1980 and recognizes design excellence in a broad range of fi...
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2011-06-17

Wavien, Inc. Shows Its Low-Cost LED Pocket Projector at the InfoComm 2011

Wavien, Inc. has released its low-cost LED pocket projector at the InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, Florida from June 15th to 17th. This projector uses Wavien's proprietary Recycling LED Technology (RLT™) in conjunction with a 0.45" WXGA DLP™ from Texas Instruments. According to Dr. Kenneth Li, President and CEO of Wavien, Inc., who is also the inventor of the DPR technology, "Instead of combining light from separate red, green and blue LED packages, Wavien's RLT™ technology combines all 3 colored LEDs in...
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2011-06-17

Phoseon Technology to Showcase Edge UV LED Curing Systems at RadTech Asia

Phoseon Technology, the provider of UV LED solutions is about to showcase its air cooled and water cooled UV LED systems designed to be capable of curing in a wide range of UV applications at RadTech Asia 2011 conference, in Yokohama, Japan. It’s said that the company will display the three-tiered benefits of UV LED curing (high-quality, environmentally friendly, and lower total cost of ownership). Phoseon's products add additional capability with high performance, maximum UV energy, and outstanding reliability for customer's tough curing environm...
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2011-06-16

Tsinghua Tongfang Adds Veeco's MaxBright MOCVD System to Its China Fab

Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced that Tsinghua Tongfang Company, a Beijing-based publicly listed division of the Tsinghua Holdings Company Limited, has placed an order for Veeco's new TurboDisc(R) MaxBright(TM) Multi-Reactor MOCVD System for production of high-brightness light-emitting diodes (HB LEDs). Professor Liu Gang, General Manager of Nantong Tongfang commented, "Last year we selected Veeco as our primary supplier for our new production facility in NanTong, China that was completed at the end of 2010. We are ...
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2011-06-16

Thermal Technology’s K1 Produces China’s Largest Commercial-Grade Sapphire Crystal for LEDs

Thermal Technology’s Model K1 sapphire crystal grower was utilized by Hefei Crystalbridge Optoelectronic Materials Co. Ltd. to produce China’s first commercial grade sapphire crystal of nearly 100kg.   Crystalbridge estimates these crystals will yield 4,000mm of “two inch equivalent” (TIE) rods, or about 5,700 high quality 2-inch substrates.  Crystalbridge grew the crystal in14 days, an increase in productivity of more than 25 percent compared to most other Chinese producers.  “Achieving this milestone only one month from...
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2011-06-16

LG World’s First Smart TV Portable LED Projector Powered by Luminus Devices’ LED Chipset

LG World’s First Smart TV Portable LED Projector HW300T is powered by Luminus Devices ‘s latest generation of the PT-54 LED chipset. The HW300T is only available in consumer flat-panel televisions. It features built-in access to pre-paid High Definition movies from Vudu as well as social networking services such as Facebook or Twitter. The HW300T’s wireless connection is compatible with the Digital Living Network Alliance protocol and allows direct access to content located on networked devices, including personal computers. ...
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2011-06-16

Luminus Devices Develops New RGB LED Chipsets for Consumer Projectors

Luminus Devices has developed its newest Red-Green-Blue (RGB) LED chipsets, the Compact SBT-16 and SBT-39 chipsets, targeted to consumer projectors. Personal and ultra-mobile LED projectors are an emerging class of miniature projection devices with sizes typically ranging from 150 to 400 cm3. These projectors may include built-in digital media players and can connect to portable devices such as PDAs and notebook computers. Luminus Devices’s red, green and blue LEDs that are individually assembled in a small footprint, performance surface mount packa...
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2011-06-16

Samsung Electronics America Shows Four LED/LCD Displays at InfoComm 2011

Samsung Electronics America Inc., has shown four new lines of LED/LCD commercial displays during InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, FL, June 15-17 and available through Samsung distributors and resellers in Q3 2011.   The four new lines including Samsung HE, ME, UE and UD Series incorporate LED-backlight technology that offers many benefits over traditional Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp backlighting. With the ME and UE Series benefitting from a high 120Hz and 240Hz refresh rate, respectively, there is smoother scrolling text and reduced motion blu...
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2011-06-15

Veeco Received MOCVD Orders from Taiwan-based Formosa Epitaxy

Taiwan-based Formosa Epitaxy and its affiliate, Jiangsu Canyang Corporation has ordered Veeco's recently released TurboDisc MaxBright multi-reactor MOCVD System for production of HB LEDs. It’s said that Veeco's MaxBright system is designed for HBLED production and is available in a 2 or 4-reactor cluster architecture and delivers up to a 500% productivity gain and 2.5x increase in footprint efficiency over its K465i reactor.  ...
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2011-06-15

Elemental LED Encourages Employees to DIY LED Lighting

Since May, San Francisco based company Elemental LED has launched a new monthly initiative to encourage employees to create their own projects that utilize LED lights.   According to the Employee DIY project, each participating employee will be given a modest budget to be spent on any of the LED lights and accessories in Elemental LED's catalog of products every month. At the end of each month, each employee is given the opportunity to show off his/her creation at a show and tell . Everyone present will vote on their favorites, and the winners will receive...
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2011-06-15

The Future of “Green” Addressable Lighting Systems Looks Bright for Encelium Technologies

Company Marks 10th Year of Providing Commercial Buildings with Significant Cost-Savings and Sustainability For Encelium Technologies, a technology manufacturer specializing in integrated lighting control systems for commercial buildings, the future has never looked brighter. Installations of its hallmark Energy Control SystemTM (ECS) now exceed more than 35 million square feet and the company continues to post impressive annual sales increases. And just last year, Encelium secured $11 million in a financing round led by Siemens Venture Capital (SVC), the corp...
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2011-06-15

Acuity Brands Expands Indoor Ambient LED Lighting Portfolio with Lithonia Lighting VTLED Luminaires

VTLED luminaries are embedded with Acuity Brands nLight™ intelligent controls, enabling end users to significantly reduce energy savings and increase return on investment.  Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI), a market leader in innovative energy efficient lighting and control solutions, is expanding its indoor ambient LED lighting offering with the launch of the Lithonia Lighting VTLED volumetric luminaire.  VTLED is a high-quality, volumetric LED fixture designed for general purpose applications. They join the RTLED, ACLED and TLED...
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2011-06-15

Illumitex’s $13.5 million Investment for LED Lighting

Illumitex has announced to raise $25.23 million in total for LED lighting, and has closed $13.5 million of that. Dan Watkins at DFJ Mercury, and Forest Baskett and Jimmy Treybig at New Enterprise Associates is listed on Illumitex’s filing. New Enterprise Associates and DFJ previously invested in Illumitex. Illumitex develops LED chips and assembles them into modules that will be built into light bulbs and installations. The company is targeting the general lighting market as well as lighting designs that accentuate architectural buildings and lightin...
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Osram Opto Semiconductors now enables remote control functionality to be incorporated in a lower profile than ever before thanks to the first flush-mountable infrared LED. The compact side-looking T-shaped Midl... READ MORE

Cree, Inc. introduces the new 8000-lumen LMH2 LED Module, a no-compromise, easy-to-use solution for high-ceiling applications. The 8000-lumen LMH2 is designed to replace 150-watt ceramic-metal-halide (CMH) lamps while using only 63 percent of ... READ MORE