2016-03-16

ANSI Accredited Standards Committee Revises ANSI C136.15-2015 Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Luminaire

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C136 revised ANSI C136.15-2015 Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Luminaire Field Identification. This standard provides a simple, uniform method for identifying the type and wattage rating of luminaires used for roadway and area lighting. Types include high-intensity discharge, fluorescent, compact fluorescent, light-emitting diode/solid state lighting, induction, and plasma technologies.
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2013-02-05

UC Davis Lighting Calls for Making National Quality Standard for LEDs

The California Lighting Technology Center at the University of California, Davis, helped prompt the California Energy Commission to include quality criteria for LED replacement lamps in its first-in-the-nation energy efficiency directive on Dec. 12, 2012. Now, the CLTC is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program to create similar criteria for LEDs on a national scale. “This needs to happen as soon as possible, to guide manufacturers to higher quality products, before the market is flooded with products that...
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2013-01-11

SEMI Sets up First HB-LED Standards

SEMI's HB-LED Standards Committee has approved its first standard, specifying sapphire wafers used in making HB-LED devices. Five categories of single-crystal, single-side polished c-axis sapphire wafers are covered by the new HB1 standard: •    Flatted 100mm diameter, 650μm thick, •    Flatted 150mm diameter, 1,000μm thick, •    Flatted 150mm diameter, 1,300μm thick, •    Notched 150mm diameter, 1,000μm thick, and •    Notched 150mm diameter, 1,...
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2013-01-10

Taiwan's PIDA Cooperates with Foreign Organizations on LED Lighting Standardization

Taiwan's Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA) signed a memorandum of understanding in September for cooperation on LED lighting standardization with the European Photonic Industry Consortium (EPIC), Korea LED Association (KLEDA), Electrical & Electronics Association Malaysia (TEEAM), and Japan's LED Products Manufacturers' Association (LEDMA) and Decoration LED Spread Association (DLEDA). This is the first time that the Taiwan organization, a nonprofit that is overseen by the N...
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2012-11-02

The Intelligent Outdoor Lighting Standardization to Come out in the beginning of 2013

LEDinside has learned at the international outdoor lighting alliance (TALQ alliance) meeting that Kingsun is leading LED manufacturers to discuss to making standards on LED outdoor lighting, and schedules to complete the draft by the end of 2012. And the specific standard will come out at the beginning of 2013. At present, there is no unified standard in LED outdoor lighting all over the global market. Therefore, many companies have encountered obstacles when they promote products. To solve the problem, six streetlight leaders such as Philips, Kingsun have jointl...
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2012-09-11

Final phase out of incandescent bulbs means it's time to set a new standard

A recent report released by US consultancy, Consumer Reports, has revealed that of the 90% of Americans who have opted for energy efficient light bulbs, 75% are choosing CFLs over their LED counterparts, despite the latter’s superiority in efficiency, life span and light quality. Examples of this kind of purchasing behaviour are particularly relevant to the UK lighting industry – and especially the LED sector - during the current period of overhaul. EU regulations have ushered the incandescent bulbs of the past offstage in a total phase out and it remains t...
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2012-08-16

It’s Necessary for Taiwan to Make New Smart Lighting Standards

Lately, Taiwan's lighting industry is in the process of making five new smart lighting standards, expecting to spur the creation of a highly integrated supply chain and improve its competitiveness in the fast growing LED sector. To maintain technological edge and overall value Approved by Taiwan's six major lighting associations and two state-funded institutes, the Institute for Information Industry (III) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute, the five intelligent lighting system standards cover the areas of system functions, wide area networks, field...
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2012-08-13

Taiwan Government to Unveil New Standards for Smart Lighting

According to Taiwan state-funded institute, the government is paving the way to announce newly established national standards for the smart lighting industry on Aug. 14, to expand demand and worldwide business opportunities. The Institute for Information Industry (III) pointed out that these standards are expected to improve the efficiency of lighting management, improve safety during nighttime activities, create energy-saving and a smart lighting environment, and explore high value-added business opportunities worldwide. The institute said that the five sets of standards fo...
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2012-07-31

ITRI Works on Designing Proposals for LED Light Bulb Standards

There is an increasing demand for LED light bulbs in Taiwan in 2012. Industry sources has estimated that the LED light bulb demand is expected to exceed 1,500,000 units in Taiwan for 2012 and the penetration rate into the local light bulb market is expected to exceed 30% in 2014, with an additional increase to 50% in 2015. The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) expects that by the end of 2012, there will be 46 brands of LED light bulbs and 154 models in Taiwan. However, some manufacturers’ labels can differ by 20 percent from their actual output, po...
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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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