2012-03-06

Phototron Signed LOI to Acquire SG Technologies

The Los Angeles hydroponic grow box company Phototron Holdings, Inc., has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire SG Technologies Corp., the manufacturer of hi-powered LED products sold under the Stealth Grow brand. The proposed merger is expected to close in the next 30 days in an all-stock transaction. "The management team at Phototron is excited to announce the signing of an LOI with SG Technologies," said Craig Ellins, Phototron's CEO. "We expect the proposed merger to expand our current product offerings and provide additional f...
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2012-03-06

ON Semiconductor to Show LED Lighting Solutions at “LED Next Stage 2012” in Tokyo

ON Semiconductor Corporation is to showcase its broad portfolio of LED lighting solutions and launch a Japanese language version of its interactive GreenPoint® LED design simulation tool at LED Next Stage 2012 to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from March 6-9. The company will demonstrate the LED lighting including, • General Lighting: dimming/non-dimming bulbs, wall pack for architectural lighting, T5 tube, desk lamp and solar-powered street sign • Automotive Lighting: LED front light and interior lighting • LED Backlight for LCD-...
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2012-02-29

Thermal Technology Forms Chinese Service and Technology Center for Crystal Growth Market

Crystal growers manufacturer Thermal Technology has set up their new Service and Technology Center in Dalian, China, to expand company’s growing market share in crystal growth equipment throughout Asia.   The over 60,000 square foot building is owned by Thermal Technology’s business partner, Inteco of Austria, which also operates from this location.  The new facility will house full time, experienced technicians, a complete parts inventory and technical laboratory. Existing customers can expect to receive notification soon regarding how to contact thei...
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2012-02-23

Proposed halogen ban latest signal of flawed government strategy on energy efficient lighting

– Simon Leggett, Managing Director OCG Lighting   “Government has a fundamental role to play in accelerating the widespread adoption of energy-efficient lighting solutions. But the latest proposal to ban low voltage halogens indicates a misguided policy direction that fails to take into account overall efficiency or the needs of the end user. What is required is a radical rethink in our approach to lighting solutions. This is not the first time that government has missed the mark on lighting legislation. After all, it was government legislation that led to ...
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2012-02-22

Cree Joins Forces with League of Green Embassies to Drive Energy Savings and Showcase Sustainable U.S. Building Products

Five European Installations Yield up to 76 Percent Energy Savings Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), announces participation in a series of energy efficiency renovations across U.S. Embassies in Vienna, Rome, Berlin, Madrid and Lisbon. The installation of energy-efficient interior and exterior LED lighting by Cree is part of a visionary program spearheaded by the Alliance to Save Energy and The League of Green Embassies, a U.S. Department of State initiative to promote international cooperation in energy efficiency and clean technology. The range of LE...
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2012-02-16

Lumenpulse Enters into Strategic Partnership With Technolite for Singapore LED Fixture Market

Lumenpulse Inc. today announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with Singapore-based Technolite. The partnership, which will give Lumenpulse greater presence in the region, will be managed out of Lumenpulse’s London, UK office. As exclusive partner, Technolite will supply Lumenpulse’s range of LED lighting, and provide close support by managing sample requests, facilitating mock-ups, and offering technical and commercial assistance as needed. The move will ensure the Lumenpulse brand and portfolio is represented in the area and that architect...
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2012-02-15

SmartWatt Energy Supports Barbagallo’s Express Mart for LED Gas Station Canopy Lighting Retrofit

SmartWatt Energy has supported Barbagallo’s Express Mart, a convenience store and gas station in East Syracuse, NY for its LED gas station canopy lighting retrofit through the National Grid Small Business Program. SmartWatt Energy conducted a complimentary energy analysis of all outdoor lighting, then proposed a plan to replace Barbagallo’s existing exterior gas station canopy lighting with LED lighting. Barbagallo can save more than $2,000 per year after the LED retrofit. And it has also received a $4,854 rebate and interest-free financing for...
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2012-02-14

Cree Debuts New LMH2 LED Modules to Serve Europe and Asia Markets

Next-Generation LED Module Family Supports 230 Volt Input To support the growing global demand for the Cree LMH2 module, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), announces the module is now available to lighting manufacturers based in Europe and Asia. The barrier-breaking LMH2 is designed to speed time-to-market and is the only LED module delivering 80 lumens-per-watt system efficacy combined with CRI greater than 90. The modules feature Cree TrueWhite® Technology, a revolutionary way to generate white light with LEDs. “Cree modules let us quickly...
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2012-02-08

City of Tulsa Installs High Quality, Energy Efficient LED Street Lighting in Historic Brady District

Amerlux and Bridgelux Enable New Street Lighting Solutions   Tulsa, Oklahoma, known for most of the 20th Century as the Oil Capital of the World, is now leading the way with new energy efficient alternatives. Thanks to a highly successful collaboration between the City of Tulsa, U.S.-based luminaire manufacturer, Amerlux, and U.S.-based lightsource manufacturer, Bridgelux, modern, energy-efficient LED lighting are part of the restoration of Tulsa’s historic Brady district.  About 200 Amerlux outdoor luminaires based on Bridgelux LED arrays a...
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2012-02-07

Sensor Switch nLiGHT Network Lighting Control System Award 2011 Top Product Recognition

Award recognizes nLiGHT system as the top product in the lighting controls category. Acuity Brands, Inc., (NYSE: AYI; “Company”), a market leader in innovative energy efficient lighting and control solutions, is pleased to announce that its nLiGHT® Network Lighting Control System from Sensor Switch® recently received a 2011 Top Products Award for lighting controls from Building Operating Management, the most preferred publication among building owners and facilities executives.   The Top Products Awards from Building O...
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2012-02-07

Hubbell Expands LED Wall Pack Offering with 3 New Sconces

Hubbell Outdoor Lighting Inc. is proud to announce the expansion of their expansive Wall Sconce Portfolio with the release of three new energy efficient LED products. The addition of a Trapezoid (TRPC) and Radius (RDIC) Shape complete the compact Architectural Sconce Geometric Series and the LMC-30 delivers a new powerful addition to the popular Laredo Series. TRPC & RDIC: With the addition of the TRPC (Trapezoid) and the RDIC (Radius), Hubbell’s energy efficient 23w Architectural LED compact sconces are now available in a c...
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2012-02-07

Epistar Orders Veeco’s K465i MOCVD System for Silicon Wafers on LEDs

Recently, Taiwan Epistar has placed an order from Veeco’s K465iTM TurboDisc® gallium nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System for development of LEDs grown on silicon substrates. M. J. Jou, Ph.D., President of Epistar, commented, “We are pleased to choose Veeco’s K465i as our GaN-on-Si development tool. We are excited about the potential of GaN-on-Si technology as we move to larger wafer sizes. We appreciate the strong support from Veeco, and look forward to this collaboration.” William...
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2012-02-02

Pittsburgh to Install 3,000 LED Street Lamps

Pittsburgh is being supported by an $800,000 state grant to install 3,000 LED street lamps by the end of the month in a move the city hopes will culminate with all 40,000 street lights in city business districts being replaced by LEDs. City Councilman Bill Peduto agrees with the LED replacement. He began working on the project in 2005 and has since asked local universities ‘s experts to weigh in, had the city test more than 50 kinds of LED lights and pushed a lighting code that ensures uniform lighting standards throughout the city. He estimates the city will save...
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2012-01-20

Avago Technologies Introduces Compact LEDs for Cameras

Recently, Avago Technologies has released two series of compact LEDs including ASMT-FJ70 and ASMT-FG70 devices that reduce space requirements for designing auto-focus auxiliary flash functionality into digital cameras. The ASMT-Fx70 LEDs are available in a tiny, environmentally-friendly 3.6 (L) by 3.2 (W) by 3.4 (H) mm surface-mount package that helps meet market demand for thinner digital cameras. The ASMT-FJ70 devices use AlInGaP material technology and feature a 12 degree viewing angle, while the ASMT-FG70 devices use InGaN material ...
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2012-01-20

General Electric Launches New LED Outdoor Lights

General Electric (GE) has launched a new range of long-life LED outdoor lights, which offer up to 50 000 hours, or up to ten years, in regular operating conditions. The new-generation LED Area Lighter lumi- naires are suited to car parks, pedestrian zones or for general illumination. The optical ring design also produces vertical illuminance, efficiently delivering the required amount of light without spilling into neighbouring areas. For street and highway illumination, the new LED Road R250 luminaires have an advanced optical system that improves the uniformity of th...
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2012-01-16

Acuity Brands Rolls out Z Series LED Striplight

Acuity Brands has rolled out its LED indoor ambient lighting portfolio with the launch of the Z Series LED striplight by Lithonia Lighting®. The Z Series luminaires support a wide range of retrofit and new construction applications, including uplight and downlight in commercial, retail, manufacturing, warehouse, cove and display.   The Z Series luminaires are available in both T5 and T8 lengths, and may be surface-mounted or suspended with chain, aircraft cable or stem. The Z Series luminaires are available in white, galvanized, matte black and smoke gray...
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2012-01-05

Scientists Utilizes Glowing Bacteria to Make Living LED Screens

Scientists at UC San Diego have made a breakthrough on making millions of flourescent E. coli bacteria flash all at once, creating a sort of living LED screen. Jeff Hasty, a professor of biology and bioengineering led the research team in the university's Division of Biological Sciences and BioCircuits Institute.   It took him and his team about five years and a series of papers to develop what he calls the "biopixels" that make up the living LED screen. Firstly, date back to 2008, Hasty and his team published a paper that showed how they built ...
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2012-01-04

Viper Networks Joins hands with LEDs America to Expand LED Lighting Sales

Viper Networks, Inc. joined hands with LEDs America, Inc., and recently due to Viper’s escalating sales of the LED-O® lighting products along with a higher sales forecast for the next two quarters, LEDs America is expected to expand their production capabilities with their newest LED-O tube products to replace fluorescent T8 and T12 tubes. LEDs America broke through the 100Lm/watt barrier by establishing a new standard of energy use of T8 light tubes down to a remarkable 14.6 last year. Indeed, the new standard for 4 foot T8 light tubes is now 14.6...
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2011-12-29

Hort Ammericas,LLC Introduces LED Flowering Lamps

Hort Americas is offering three different Philips GreenPower LED Flowering Lamps, which are UL Certified. These lamps are energy saving alternatives for extending day length for plants to control flowering and for the production of vegetative cuttings and seedling plugs. The lamps can save over 80 percent on energy costs and have been developed as replacements for incandescent lamps. The LED lamps have a standard fitting and are suitable for direct replacement of incandescent lamps in existing installations without the need for any modifications. Each of the LED lam...
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2011-12-28

The Controversy on New Light Bulbs Rules

As new year is dawning near, the new law on phasing out the 100-watt bulbs is to take effect, however, some Southwest Floridians prefer the incandescent bulbs. A law passed in 2007 says manufacturers must phase out the 100-watt bulbs in 2012, or make them much more energy-efficient.  The government would like people to use the compact flourescent lights, CFL's, or LEDs.   Different people have different opinions. According to Jack Lurie of Tropical Hardware in Fort Myers, "They see light bulbs as an investment. They just want to screw in a bulb an...
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2011-12-27

Amerlux Introduces SmartSite State of the Art LED Street Lighting and Network Control System

Amerlux has introduced SmartSite™, SmartSite™, powered by Intellistreets and network control system which integrates LED lighting technology. SmartSite is a 24/7 area-wide system that offers architectural luminaire styles, a robust platform, digital wireless solutions, Wi-Fi capabilities, and a myriad of homeland security features. It also offers multimedia solutions that can upgrade an existing infrastructure to provide information, advertising, security and entertainment for public spaces with streetlights that automatically adjust the lighting to illuminate t...
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2011-12-23

Energy Focus Completes LED Lighting Upgrade for USS Chafee, the First Navy Ship

Energy Focus has completed an installation of more than 600 new LED lighting fixtures for USS Chafee (DDG 90). According to a recent Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) press release, "The new fixtures have a minimum 50,000-hour lifespan compared to the 1,000-hour incandescent globes and 7,500-hour fluorescents. The ship is expected to save more than $50,000 per year using the new lights. Savings are expected to exceed $100,000 per ship per year when the scope is expanded to include the T12 fluorescent fixtures. In early 2012, USS Preble (DDG 88) is ...
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2011-12-23

CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting) Illuminates 2011 ELLE DÉCOR Modern Life Showhouse at Art Basel in Miami

CSL’s Concealed LED Lighting Sets the Stage for James Wall’s Covered Terrace Installation in Acclaimed Magazine’s Second Showhouse Endeavor   CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting), leaders in energy-efficient LED downlighting and concealed lighting, is featured in ELLE DÉCOR’s 2011 Showhouse, presented as an official satellite exhibit of Design Miami/ during Art Basel from Dec. 3 to Dec. 19. CSL’s 12-V Ultra Compact PDQ Strip Lighting and Invizilite Generation 2 concealed lighting—inclu...
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2011-12-23

Lemnis Lighting's Pharox 300 Named Top Dimmable LED

Lemnis Lighting, a leader in sustainable LED lighting technology, announces that the company's Pharox 300 LED light bulb was named "Best of the Test" by the Dutch Consumers' Union (Consumentenbond). The Pharox bulb scored ten out of ten on four of the test's ten criteria: light output, light color, lifetime, and turning directly on. The results are significant because, while a small market, the Netherlands are particularly interested in LED technology, having been early and wide adopters of LED bulbs since 2006. "We know how great the P...
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2011-12-22

LED Bulbs Number to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square

As New Year is drawing near, a key number in the countdown has arrived in Times Square on Wednesday. There are 526 advanced LED bulbs consist of the seven-foot-tall number "2" sign. And the number will be swapped out for one of the "1" signs from last year to make 2012. Organizers say the display shows the end of the era of Edison, and the beginning of a more efficient future. As Peter Soares of Phillips Lighting, said "It's an icon for New York, right? But more importantly, it's representation of the future, the lighting future.&q...
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2011-12-22

Elemental LED Teams up with the City of Richmond for Energy Conservation

San Francisco based Elemental LED has teamed up with the city of Richmond, CA to expanding the REACH (Reduce Energy And Contribute to Humanity) program, which aims to help promote energy conservation in the Bay Area community. On November 29th, REACH conducted a lighting science and energy conservation workshop for the students of the RichmondBUILD green job-training academy to kickoff the new partnership. Established in April 2007, the RichmondBUILD Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Skills and Green Jobs Training Academy creates employme...
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2011-12-22

Lemnis Lighting’s “Buy One, Give One” Promotion to Illuminate Rural Zambians

San Francisco’s Lemnis Lighting is offering a charitable holiday season twist on traditional “buy one, get one” promotions, to bring solar LED lighting to Rural Zambians. With the promotion of “buy one, give one,” Lemnis is matching every US purchase of its Pharox Solar Kits with a donation to Empowered by Light, a new nonprofit foundation that is delivering renewable energy lighting to schools in rural communities in Africa that do not have access to electricity. Normally, Pharox Solar Kits sell at a manufacturer’s suggested r...
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2011-12-22

GE Lighting Solutions and Dongbu Lightec's Patent Infringement Lawsuit Comes to an End

GE Lighting Solutions, part of the GE -- Appliances & Lighting business unit of General Electric Company, has announced the settlement of a patent infringement lawsuit filed in May 2010 against Dongbu Lightec, formerly Fawoo Technology. The settlement terminates a pending action before the court regarding allegations of Dongbu Lightec's infringements of US Patents 6,799,864 and 6,787,999 that cover, among other things, LED lamp heat sink designs and systems and methods for efficiently replacing existing lamps with such designs. The specific terms of th...
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2011-12-21

GE Lighting Predicts LEDs will Share 80% of Market by 2020

Recently, GE Lighting expects most light bulbs, including the incandescent to be replaced within a decade by LED. Maryrose Sylvester, who was appointed GE’s head of the lighting unit in March, said in an interview, that “People are starting to talk about LEDs for general lighting for indoors. By 2020, about 70 to 80 percent of the general lighting market is going to be enabled by LEDs.” Sylvester pointed out that GE’s lighting unit has doubled its research and development spending on LED technology over the past five years to seize this...
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2011-12-21

Carmanah’s Solar LED Lighting Backup for Nuclear Power Facility

Carmanah recently has received nearly $400,000 orders for EverGEN 1530 solar LED outdoor lighting system from a nuclear power facility, aiming to increase the security of the site by providing backup safety lighting in the event of a power failure. The solar energy-powered lighting system is designed for industrial-scale applications including parking lot and perimeter lighting, which have the ability to meet the security functions mandated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Additionally, through Lemnis Lighting's "buy one, give one" campaign, s...
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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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