2016-12-14

Large Taiwanese Secondary Optic Manufacturer Invests NT $150M in Factory Expansions

Higher living standards in the modern world has transformed luminaires from a simple light source, to a lighting device that provides mood setting ambient lighting, visual stimulation, create a comfortable environment lit with soft light beams. These developments are making secondary optic designs in luminaires increasingly important, Taiwan-based Chung Kuang Optics (CKO) which specializes in the art of lighting designs, assisted manufacturers in their international branding strategies to make premium products. The company’s investments to build a new facility in 2017 has also caught industry attention.
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2016-12-14

Taiyo Yuden Unveils New Chip Bead Inductors in Power Lines for LED Lighting

TAIYO YUDEN has announced the expansion of its line-up for its chip bead inductor FB series M type and the commercialization of FBMH4532MM182PT (4.5 x 3.2 x 3.2 mm).
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2016-12-06

Bridgelux Vero® SE Series Arrays Now Available

Vero® Series products include Vero SE arrays with poke-in connectivity enabled by BJB to streamline fixture assembly process
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2016-11-10

LED Heat Sink Manufacturer MechaTronix Acquires Cooling House

MechaTronix, part of the Eight Lakes Group and headquartered in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, announced its next major milestone with the acquisition of Cooling House. Cooling House, based in New Taipei City, Taiwan, is a technology leader in advanced two-phase cooling. Their high power cooling solutions are based on advanced heat pipes and thermosyphons. As experts in remote heat transfer, they can offer innovative thermal solutions that save energy on an application level and that enable system builders to use higher performance electronics components.
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2016-10-21

OMC’s Showcases Surface-mount LED Emitters at Engineering Design Show in Coventry

OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics, will be introducing a range of surface-mounting high-power ultra-violet and infra-red LED emitters at the Engineering Design Show at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from 19 to 20 October 2016. These devices have compact form factors and have a wide range of possible applications, including in data communications, sensing and curing.
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2016-09-20

Infineon Launches Flicker Free Control IC LED Driver

Modern LED technology offers many advanced possibilities for lighting applications. With the XDPL8220, Infineon Technologies extends its product portfolio of digital and configurable LED driver ICs. The IC enables the lighting industry to realize essential features for smart lighting and increases the benefits for both, end user and manufacturers. The primary side control of this device saves extra components, reducing cost on the one hand and increasing reliability on the other.
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2016-08-10

Thomas Research Starts Shipping Low-Profile SSP3 Surge Protectors

Thomas Research Products is excited to announce that SSP3 series Surge Protectors are now shipping. These low-profile surge protection devices provide cost-effective protection from damaging power line disturbances. Thomas Research Products manufactures complete LED power and control solutions for OEMs and retrofitters.
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2016-08-03

MechaTronix LED Heat Sink Approved to Accommodate High Power COB LEDs

New worlds of LED lighting are revealing themselves, worlds we couldn’t dream about just a few years ago…When Citizen created the “Monster” COB package CLU550, able of creating over 50.000 lumen of light output, it wasn’t so sure yet if anyone would be able to cool it down to temperatures which would lead to the life time this kind of industrial applications would require.
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2016-08-02

European Patent Office Upholds Dow Corning’s LED Optical Silicone Encapsulants Patents

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, announced that the European Patent Office (EPO) rejected a request to revoke patent EP-1556443. The patent is part of the rich intellectual property (IP) portfolio that protects the company’s proprietary high refractive index (RI) phenyl-silicone-based optical encapsulant technology, which offers enhanced light output, improved reliability and other benefits for high-brightness LED lighting designs.  The EPO’s decision significantly strengthens Dow Corning’s IP position in Europe’s fast-growing LED lighting market where patent compliance is strategically important, as well as other key global LED manufacturing centers, such as the U.S., Japan, Korea and China.
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2016-07-22

Cree Signs LED Components Distribution Agreement with Avnet

Cree and Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, announced a strategic agreement that expands coverage in the Americas for the distribution of Cree's comprehensive portfolio of innovative LED components including high-power, Chip-on-Board, high brightness and LED modules. This agreement demonstrates Cree and Avnet’s shared commitment to provide customers with the industry’s best LED solutions and service to continue driving LED adoption.
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2016-07-13

GlacialPower Launches Highly Efficient 100W LED Driver

GlacialPower, a division of the LED technology manufacturer GlacialTech, launches the GP-LS100P-57 1E, a 100 Watt LED driver with a 60V DC output, which offers constant current and constant voltage operation modes. This latest addition to the GlacialPower LED driver range is tough, flexible, efficient and reliable. It is ideal for demanding outdoor or indoor applications and challenging environmental conditions, as it is protected by IP67 waterproofing and dust ingress prevention. This driver handles a very wide input power range of 90 to 305 VAC at 47 to 63 Hz, and safety is further enhanced by full OVP, OCP, SCP, and OTP protection. The GP-LS100P-57 1E also supports stringent new EU power efficiency directives – GlacialPower emphasizes environmental protection and power bill reduction in the design of this new LED driver.
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2016-07-12

Molex Help Light up Cisco Live! Las Vegas

Molex, a Cisco Solutions Technology Integrator and member of the Cisco® Digital Ceiling partner community, will be exhibiting at Cisco Live! Las Vegas, to be held July 10-14 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The event is focused on educating and inspiring leaders in the world of digital business transformation.
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2016-07-05

Diodes Incorporated Releases Super Barrier Rectifier for Retrofit MR16 LED Lamps

Diodes Incorporated, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets, today introduced the SBRT3M40P1. This Trench Super Barrier Rectifier (SBR®) has been optimized to deliver a low forward-voltage drop in a small form factor while maintaining low reverse-current leakage. This capability addresses requirements for input bridge rectifiers in solid-state lighting (SSL) applications focused on 12V AC LED retrofit lamps, which provide a more efficient and longer life alternative to popular MR16 halogen bulbs.
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2016-07-04

Toshiba Launches LED Driver IC with Single-Wire Input

Toshiba Corporation's Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company today announced the launch of “TB62D786FTG”, a new LED driver IC with single-wire input and 9-channel output, for amusement equipment and LED illumination applications. Full-scale production is scheduled to start this autumn.
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2016-06-30

NEMA Publishes White Paper on Considerations of Field LED Driver Replacement

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LSD 74-2016 Considerations of Field LED Driver Replacement. This new white paper discusses issues related to the field replacement of drivers in LED lighting fixtures, and how several aspects must be considered to ensure that the replacement driver will function the same as the original driver.
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2016-05-23

Diodes Releases High Power-factor Buck LED Driver

Diodes Incorporated, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets, today announced the AL1676. This universal AC-input LED driver is designed to meet or exceed worldwide power-factor regulations for non-dimmable retrofit LED bulbs and tube lighting, providing a design that also delivers high efficiency and a low BOM cost. Options for the integrated MOSFET allow for 300V to 650V drain voltages and 1A to 4A drain currents in order to suit most 3W to 18W bulb requirements.
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2016-05-18

Lumileds Releases New Generation Cost Effective Compact COB Product Range

Lumileds launches its second generation LUXEON CoB Compact Range LEDs, which feature an efficacy and output boost of up to 16% over its previous generation arrays. The new product line reinforces Lumileds leading position in chip on board technology by enabling the most cost effective solid state PAR, GU-10 and MR-16 lamps for retail, hospitality and home lighting applications.
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2015-06-16

ProLight Unveils Next Generation COB LED with 2-Step MacAdam Ellipse

Since the introduction of COB LED packages for lighting in 2010, ProLight has continuously improved the COB packaging technology. Recently, ProLight announced the new COB series with 2-step MacAdam ellipse guarantee to be industry leading standard in light quality.
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2015-06-10

Zilog Releases New Receiver and Controller Reference Design Using MCUs for LED Lighting and Sound Controls

Zilog, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation and a pioneer supplier of microcontrollers (MCUs) providing solutions for the industrial, telecommunication, automotive and consumer markets, today announced the release of Zilog’s new DMX Reference Design Kit which includes a DMX512-A Receiver with our Z51F0811 MCU and a DMX512-A Controller using our Z51F3220 MCU.
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2015-05-12

Alpha to Present Paper on LED Die Attach Technologies at GILE 2015

Alpha, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, will present a technical paper on LED die attach technologies at the upcoming Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) taking place June 9th – 12th in China.
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2015-05-07

MechaTronix Launches 20mm LED Heat Sink

With the current lumen boost of many tier 1 LED manufacturers, the demand raised exponentially for ultra-low profile LED coolers for use in height restricted down light applications.
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2015-05-05

LeDiamond Opto Expands Double Side Emitting LED Module

LeDiamond Opto, a leading double side emitting LED manufacturer from Taiwan, has announced its new Tesla 1010 module today.
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2015-04-30

Citizen Launches LED Packages for Lighting

Citizen Electronics Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture. President: Yoshihiro Gohta) has developed LED packages for lighting (207 models in total), ‘COB *1 Series, Version 4,’ that provide the world’s highest level of luminous efficacy.  The products will be exhibited during the ‘LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL 2015’ in New York, U.S. from May 5, 2015.
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2015-04-28

Lumileds Expands LUXEON CoB Compact Range LED for Lamps and Spotlights

Lumileds launches its most cost effective line of chip-on-board (CoB) LED arrays with industry-leading punch and efficacy. The LUXEON CoB Compact Range further strengthens Lumileds’ lead in the CoB category enabling the most cost competitive solutions for PAR, GU10 and MR16 lamps. This line of arrays is also distinct in that the same optic can be used for both a 35W equivalent and a 50W equivalent GU10 or MR16 lamp, thereby reducing system cost and development effort to the manufacturer.
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2015-03-31

GE Expands Red Phosphor Product Portfolio for LED Displays

GE to manufacture TriGain™, GE’s family of enhanced potassium fluorosilicate (PFS) phosphors for use in LED-based display backlight applications. The TriGain family of phosphors offers improved narrow red band performance, resulting in reds that are sharper and cleaner, enabling richer picture quality and increasing the color gamut for backlit displays. Samples of TriGain may now be obtained from GE Lighting with production quantities available in mid-2015.
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2015-03-31

LeDiamond Opto Launches New Double Side Emitting LED Module

LeDiamond Opto, a double side emitting LED manufacturer from Taiwan, has announced its new revolution in Tesla 4003 2in1 module today.
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2015-01-29

China’s High Power Ceramic LED Package Industry’s Awkward Situation

U.S. LED manufacturer Cree utilized its monopoly in high power LED chip technology to develop ceramic package LEDs, just shortly after China’s LED package industry ventured into the display backlight market in 2008. Cree went on to dominate the outdoor lighting market and other high end applications, while setting new luminous efficacy records.
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2015-01-29

GlacialTech Announces Heatsink Series for LED Flood Lights

GlacialTech, the diversified lighting and thermal solution provider, announces a new series of 100W-200W stamped heatsinks for flood lights and other high wattage LED lighting applications. Three wattage ratings are offered - 100W, 150W and 200W and heat pipes are available to help dissipate heat from high power CoB LEDs.
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2015-01-16

Bridgelux Ships LED Arrays with 130 + lm/W Warm White Efficacy

Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies, is now shipping its Vero® and V Series™ LED array products with high performing warm white efficacy of 130 lumens per watt (lm/W) and greater. This enhanced performance delivers up to 10% additional energy savings over previous generations. Further, the company has achieved a record warm white efficacy of greater than 160 lm/W on its existing chip on board platforms. With these efficacy gains, Bridgelux continues its tradition of breakthrough LED chip and packaging technology innovation and helps further accelerate the adoption of solid-state lighting.   
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2014-11-24

Leading Thai LED Manufacturers R&D Target Package and Chip Technology

In general, Thai LED manufacturers at EcoLightTech Asia 2014, tend to import LED components from China before assembling and rebranding them as LED luminaires, which was consistent to earlier findings by LEDinside’s research team. The trade show ran from Nov. 12-14 in Bangkok, Thailand. Some ambitious players in the local Thai LED market are aiming to scale down reliance on imported components by establishing their own component production line.
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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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