2017-02-06

Japan's ASP Topped LED Light Bulb Street Prices in Jan. 2017

Starting from 2012, LEDinside, a division of TrendForce began to track global LED light bulb retail average selling prices (ASP). According to historical data, LED light bulb price dropped steadily year by year. The ASP's compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40W-equivalent (equiv.) LED light bulbs fell by 18% from 2012 to 2016. During the same time period, the global average price of 60W-equiv. LED light bulbs decreased by a CAGR of 24%.   Starting from 2017, in order to more accurately reflect all the regional LED light bulb ASPs worldwide, LEDinside upgraded the global LED light bulb retail price database system. The latest data showed, in Jan. 2017, global ASP of 40W-equiv. LED light bulbs was US $6.9. Worldwide ASP of 60W-equiv. LED light bulbs reached US $8.4.
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2016-09-01

Scientists Find Light Can Exist in a New Form

New research suggests that it is possible to create a new form of light by binding light to a single electron, combining the properties of both.
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2016-06-17

Light Found Effective in Removing Defects in Semiconductors

University of Utah materials science and engineering associate professor Mike Scarpulla wants to shed light on semiconductors — literally.
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2016-06-14

Nano ‘Hall of Mirrors’ Leads to Molecules to Mix with Light

Researchers have successfully used quantum states to mix a molecule with light at room temperature, which will aid in the exploration of quantum technologies and provide new ways to manipulate the physical and chemical properties of matter.
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2016-05-30

Molekule Launches Air Purifier Activated by Light

Molekule, a science and clean technology company, today introduced the world's first molecular air purifier. Molekule's patented technology brings a fundamentally new approach to air purification by completely eliminating the full spectrum of indoor pollutants, breaking them down on a molecular level.
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2016-05-10

Instrument Systems and Konica Minolta Sensing Companies to Co-Host Light, Color, and Display Seminar

Concurrent with SID Display Week 2016, which takes place in San Francisco, California, USA, May 22-27, 2016, Instrument Systems, Radiant Vision Systems and Konica Minolta Sensing Americas will co-host a free educational seminar on display measurement technology.
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2015-09-15

LEDinside: Slowing Demands Pushes LED Light Bulbs and Component Prices Down in August

The global average price of 40W replacement LED light bulbs fell 1.5% in August to US$10.9, while the 60W replacement LED light bulbs fell 2.3% to US$14.9, based on the latest report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. The U.S. was again the regional market that had the biggest decline in LED light bulb prices after July as product vendors including CREE and Philips are using package promotion deals and low prices to drive up sales volume and capture market shares, according to LEDinside analyst Allen Yu,. Furthermore, Chinese LED and chip manufacturers have been gradually expanding their capacities, pushing down component prices during this period of slowing demand. The competition in the LED market on the whole has therefore become more heated.
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2015-07-09

Philips Shines Light on Opening of The Edge in Amsterdam

The Edge in Amsterdam is a highly sustainable¹ building featuring a high level of intelligence thanks to the innovations and technologies it incorporates. It is the first office building in the world to be equipped with Philips’ innovative connected lighting system for offices based on ‘Power-over-Ethernet’ technology. The connected lighting system receives both power and data over a single Ethernet connection and is able to provide facility managers with an integrated view of a building’s occupancy patterns and energy usage. This enables more informed decision making with unprecedented levels of energy and operational efficiency.
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2015-03-04

Lighting Science and Global Good to Develop Light-Based Alternatives to Pesticides

Lighting Science Group Corporation and Intellectual Ventures’ Global Good today announced a research agreement to collaborate on the development of next-generation light technologies for pest control. Based on Global Good’s photonic fence invention and Lighting Science’s light-control technology, the joint development effort will focus on field-ready prototypes that offer an environmentally-responsible alternative to chemical pesticides. Lighting Science plans to leverage this development effort to create a new company to bring highly efficient and effective pest control products for health, commercial and residential use around the world.
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2015-02-02

Light in Architecture

Light is the most important factor in the appreciation and understanding of Architecture. The relationship between light and architecture is grounded in the principles of physics; it is about energy and matter but in this particular case it also implies an emotional effect on people.
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2015-01-27

Taking Light beyond the Bulb

Now that we’ve flipped the calendar page to January, it’s a chance to celebrate that 2015 has been declared the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) by the United Nations. We don’t take this opportunity – pardon the pun – lightly.  This is for several reasons. First, our jobs revolve around light.  We work for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, which is a telescope in space that observes X-rays from the Universe. X-rays are a kind of light. In fact, there are many different kinds of light, but only one that the human eye can detect naturally (called optical, or “visible,” light).
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2014-04-15

Top trends at Light+Building 2014

Smart lighting has become the trump card  for manufactures who want to give themselves an edge in the market. Large manufacturers including Philips, Osram, Samsung, and LG all showcased their newest smart lighting products at Light+Building 2014. The idea that anything is possible through smart lighting was evident at this year’s exhibition in Frankfurt. 
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2013-05-15

EcoLightTech Asia 2013

ECO-FRIENDLY, SUSTAINABLE LIGHTING FOR THE WORLD With advancements in lighting technology, new inventions have penetrated workplaces, households, automobiles and even commercial buildings. The energy saver lights, also known as eco-friendly lights, lessen greenhouse gas emissions in the environment and cut down consumers' monthly electricity consumption, as these products use less energy. The market to day has several types of energy saver lights such as CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) and LED lights, among others. Available in a...
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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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