2017-07-28

Foxconn to Move LCD Production to North America and Spearheads the Integration of Region’s Consumer Electronics Chain, Says TrendForce

Foxconn on July 26 announced the initiation of its “Flying Eagle Project” in North America and a US$10 billion investment to build a Gen-10.5 LCD panel fab in Wisconsin. According to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, this proposed plant will be mainly producing panels of 8K resolution. Display technologies behind 8K resolution are well developed and have existed for a while. Nonetheless, Foxconn’s Wisconsin plant represents the first-ever attempt to build LCD manufacturing capacity in North America. As LCD technology matures, having an integrated supply chain for its end products near or within the key regional markets will be crucial to the competitiveness of panel suppliers and consumer electronics brands.
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2017-01-26

Tridonic Expands into North America

Tridonic, a leading global provider of smart and efficient lighting solutions, is opening a new office in Highland, New York to serve the North American market with smart solutions also for IoT applications. 
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2016-09-01

Iconic Landmarks and Buildings Light up in North America to Support Stand up To Cancer

More than 90 historic buildings and landmarks across the United States  and  Canada  will be illuminated in the colors of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) during the week leading up to the fifth biennial SU2C "roadblock" telecast airing in both countries on Friday, Sept. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT / 7:00 PM CT). All will be lit in a combination of SU2C's signature colors: red, orange, yellow or white. 
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2016-08-26

Cree Recalls 112,500 LED T8 Tube Lights in North America Over Burn Hazard

Cree recalls about 112,500 LED T8 tube lights in U.S. and Canada over burn hazard issues.
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2016-04-08

Cree Selected as LED Lighting Supplier for Pilot and Flying J Stores across North America

Cree, Inc. announced an agreement with Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, to install indoor and outdoor LED lighting at select locations. The agreement provides for a retrofit of interior and exterior lighting, to include parking lot canopies, downlights and area luminaires for various new and existing travel centers. Using Cree's high-performing LED lighting with SmartCast® Technology, the project is anticipated to generate significant energy savings and eliminate nearly all lighting-related maintenance costs over the duration of Cree’s industry-leading 10 year warranty.
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2016-01-08

Orion Lights up North America’s Largest Food Company’s New Facility

Orion Energy Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance, energy-efficient retrofit lighting platforms, today announced a Fortune 500 packaged food company selected Orion fixtures for its new multimillion-dollar production line expansion in Waterloo, Iowa.
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2015-04-27

Jury Findings Impact on Everlight and Nichia Lawsuit

The judge’s final verdict will probably be based on Michigan Federal jury findings that two Nichia patents were invalid in the case against Everlight, said former Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) researcher Jerry Yu.
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2015-02-26

Trinseo to Showcase Plastics for Lighting at Strategies in Light North America

Trinseo, the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, formerly known as Styron, will showcase its plastics for the LED Lighting industry at Strategies in Light at Booth 720 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV  from  February 24 – 26, 2015. The company changed its name on February 1st to reflect how Trinseo’s technologies and materials play an intrinsic role in the innovative and sustainable solutions that customers require for their next generation products. 
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2013-12-03

Lighting Science Ranked One of the Fastest Growing Companies in North America

Lighting Science® announced it ranked No. 204 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Lighting Science grew 512% over the past five years and has established itself as the leader in health and wellness lighting technology and solutions.
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2013-07-26

Merck’s Innovative Isishape® Etching Pastes Win Two Global Awards for Quality and Service

Merck has won two renowned awards in one week. On July 9, it was presented with the global 2013 Intersolar Award for Photovoltaic Production Technologies in San Francisco, USA. Then on July 16, it was honored by TPK Touch Solutions Inc., the world’s leading touch panel maker, as outstanding vendor during a ceremony in Xiamen, China. At the Intersolar North America 2013, one of the most attended conferences for solar professionals, Merck was awarded the first prize for developing the Merck Selective Emitter (MSE) using isishape® SmartEtch&trade...
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2013-07-22

Excellence Opto, Inc. Expands Its Facility in Michigan to Serve the LED Automotive Lighting Market

Excellence Opto, Inc. (EOI) is pleased to announce its expansion of its new facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The new 10,000 square foot facility will serve the increasing demands of the LED Automotive lighting market. EOI has actively focused on LED automotive lighting in the past 12 years. As a result, the LED automotive lighting now accounts for about 60% of the revenue of the company. The LED lighting products that include industrial lights, roadway lights, and signal lights makes up the rest. The new facility located in Grand Rapids will now serve a...
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2013-07-22

Hubbell Lighting Launches Financing Program for Lighting Upgrade Projects up to $10 Million—Cash Flow Positive

Removing a significant barrier to wider adoption of energy efficient lighting, Hubbell Lightingtoday announced a creative financing solution called “Cash Flow Positive.” The initiative provides flexible and easy access funding for commercial and municipalcustomers, through Hubbell Lighting and its agent network. As the name suggests, in most cases, Hubbell Lighting can help end users capturean immediate bottom-line, cash flow benefit from lighting upgrades. “Major capital investments are hard to justify and will always stand as an impediment to greater energy...
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2013-06-26

University of Minnesota Illuminates Stairwells with LED Luminaires from Acuity Brands

The University of Minnesota (U of M) installed Lithonia Lighting® W Series LED Luminaires from Acuity Brands, Inc. after determining new LED lighting with embedded controls could lead to significant energy savings. The University initiated tests to investigate stairwell usage across campus, which revealed low foot traffic even during peak daytime operating hours. Many indoor and outdoor stairwells, back hallways and corridors were used only for brief time periods during the day, but remained illuminated 24-hours a day with standard fluorescent and HID fixtures. ...
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2013-06-26

Honeywell Expands Energy Portfolio for Commercial Enterprises in North America with Launch of LED Lighting Solutions Business

Honeywell announced that a newly formed business—LED Lighting Solutions—will offer a new line of high-efficiency industrial LED lighting fixtures in North America, expanding Honeywell’s portfolio of energy efficiency products and solutions, and offering customers a significant new source of energy and operational savings. Lighting comprises 26% of energy consumption in commercial buildings and 11% in industrial facilities, and commercial-industrial buildings combined consume approximately 72% of all electricity, making lighting an important source of potenti...
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2013-06-20

Vantage LED and BSI to Exhibit the Latest LED Display Technology at the NRA Expo

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) Expo held in Chicago this year draws over 58,000 industry professionals from all 50 states and over 100 countries to seek or share the latest innovations and information about trends and issues. At this NRA Expo, Vantage LED cooperated with Burton Signworks Inc. (BSI) to show the performance of Vantage LED’s display and software technology combined with BSI’s supreme service. “Vantage LED has been a great partner for BSI. Their industry leading warranty is a sure sign and shows our clients t...
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2013-06-18

Dutch Heritage Greenhouse Selects LumiGrow Pro 325™ LED Greenhouse Lights

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2013-05-30

Creative Systems Lighting Wins Two 2013 Green GOOD DESIGN™ Awards

Energy efficient lighting leader recognized for 5-inch Aperture Eco-Downlight LED and Eco-Invizilite CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting), pioneers of recessed downlighting and leaders in energy efficient lighting, has received the prestigious 2013 Green GOOD DESIGN™ Award for its 5-inch aperture Eco-Downlight LED and Eco-Invizilite. The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design administer the annual awards program. “The 5” aperture Eco-D...
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2013-05-29

Architects Choose Cooper Lighting as the Preferred Brand of Choice

Architect Magazine Readers Name Company as a leader in Brand Familiarity, Brand Used in Past Two Years and Brand Specified/Used the Most in its 2013 Brand Use Study    Cooper Lighting, a division of diversified power management company Eaton, is pleased to announce that it has been named the preferred brand of choice in the Lighting: Interior/Exterior category in Architect magazine’s 2013 Brand Use Study. The magazine is the official publication of the members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Surveyed Architect readers na...
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2013-05-28

Technologies applied by LED based-plant factories-LEDinside’s exclusive report on LED based-plant factories (2)

The advanced technology of LED chip and package manufacturers as well as the declined market price has allowed LED lighting applications to be more diverse, and LED based-plant factories have also become the target market of global first-tier LED manufacturers. In fact, the idea of growing plants with electric lights has already been proposed in 1950 and implemented in 1970 (using traditional lighting products). Their goal was to grow high quality crops throughout the year and avoid damage caused by natural conditions and the excessive use of pesticides.
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2013-05-27

Leotek Electronics Co.: Company vision: Become world’s leading Lighting brand from North America to rest of the world

Leotek Electronics Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lite-on Technology Group with over two decades of history in LED Street light and traffic light products development experience in Taiwan. While 2012, Leotek becomes a leading brand in a highly competitive market with world’s famous lighting companies in North America. 
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2013-05-24

Soraa to Energy Star: Light Quality is Critical to Wider Adoption of LED Lighting

Company Asks EPA Not to Repeat Mistakes of Compact Fluorescent Lamps(CFLs) To ensure the long-term success and widespread market adoption of LED lamps, Soraa late last week urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program to address light quality, specifically color rendering, in its new lamp specification.  Supportfor higher color rendering has been expressed bythe California Lighting Technology Center;Profs. Shuji Nakamura and Steven DenBaars; the International Association of Lighting Designers (IA...
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2013-05-24

Value of Manufacturing Improvements and Speed at GE Lighting’s Hendersonville Plant Underscored by Hurricane Response

When a utility responds quickly in the wake of a natural disaster, it can make a world of difference for affected residents who need to feel secure and see progress on the path back to normalcy. As Superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast last fall, for example, power was knocked out to millions of homes and businesses. Upwards of 5,000 street lights operated by FirstEnergy were destroyed by flooding and 80 mph gusts of wind. FirstEnergy moved immediately to press GE Lighting’s Hendersonville, N.C., manufacturing plant into action. In just one day, nearly 40 GE Li...
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2013-05-23

Cooper Lighting Announces SOURCE Awards Competition Call for Entries

37th Annual National Lighting Design Competition Open to Professionals and Students Cooper Lighting, a division of diversified power management company Eaton, is now accepting entries for its 37th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition. The competition, which focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design, is open to all lighting designers, architects, engineers, professional designers and consultants who use Cooper Lighting fixtures in interior or exterior design projects. Students cu...
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2013-05-23

LIGHTFAIR® INTERNATIONAL 2013 Breaks All Records

The 24th edition of LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) set new all-time attendance and trade show records for its five-day run in Philadelphia April 21-25, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., president and chief operating officer of LFI managing partner AMC, Inc. The LFI 2013 trade show floor covered a record 233,850 net square feet and spotlighted 538 exhibitors, including 91 first-time exhibiting companies and 90 manufacturers headquartered outside the U.S. Attendance broke all previous records with 26,026 professional attendees registered.&nb...
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2013-05-22

Lighting Science® Introduces Innovative Lighting at the 2013 IPI Conference and Expo

Visitors attending the 2013 International Parking Institute (IPI) Conference and Expo at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale will be introduced to high performance lighting products from Lighting Science Group Corporation® (OTCQB: LSCG). Lighting Science (booth #1335) will showcase recently launched LED lamps and exterior luminaires that are environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient, and support their mission of unleashing the science of light to make people and the planet look, feel and heal better. New technologies are revolu...
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2013-05-22

GE’s LED IberiaProtects Eco-environment on China’s Gulangyu Island

GE Lighting isreplacing traditional high-pressure sodium lamps on Gulangyu Island with its  LED Iberia, a versatile outdoor luminaire that combines design excellence with energy savings and an extraordinary luminous quality. Gulangyu Island is a high impact eco-tourism destination in Xiamen, China, renowned for its delicate natural beauty, ancient relics and varied architecture. It is one of China’s National Scenic Spots and top scenic areas in the province. GE’soutdoor lighting project will bring improved visibility to the island’s residents and to...
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2013-05-22

Peerless Expands and Enhances Award-Winning Suite of LED Luminaires

Peerless Mino LED luminaires are now offered in 1’ x 4’ and 1’ x 1’ models; energy efficiency increased by up to 15%. Peerless — a leading designer and manufacturer of architectural luminaires and one of the innovative lighting brands under the Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) umbrella – announces the release of an expanded and enhanced line of Peerless® Mino direct ambient LED luminaires. In addition to the previously released 2’ x 2’ recessed, surface/wall and pendant models, the Peerless Mino suite now inclu...
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2013-05-20

Acuity Brands Introduces New PARATA Family of RGB LED Luminaires

Acuity Brands, Inc. introduces new color changing PARATA™ RGB LED luminaires from Winona®. Available in linear cove, spot, flood and linear configurations, PARATA LED luminaires offer premium lumen output and efficacy for indoor and outdoor uses. PARATA RGB LED luminaires feature multiple distribution options and aiming flexibility that provide superior optic control. In addition, these LED luminaires allow users to input a specific value and deliver consistent color from luminaire to luminaire. “The PARATA series was...
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2013-05-09

Lighting Science Illuminates Sioux City Public Museum

Lighting Science Definity™ LED lamps were chosen for installation in the Sioux City Public Museum to help bring the museum galleries into the modern era during a recent retrofit operation. The new technologies installed versus traditional halogen technology, the museum will be saving 110,760kWh annually. The museum needed to upgrade their facilities, including their lighting, in their newly refurbished home, a re-purposed J.C. Penney Department Store. Hilferty Museum Planning was contracted to design the exhibit spaces including the lighting design for a 12,000 s...
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2013-05-07

DOE Reports Adoption of LEDs in Common Lighting Applications

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has come out a report "Adoption of Light-Emitting Diodes in Common Lighting Applications," providing estimates of current energy savings, as well as potential savings if these markets switched to LEDs overnight. Nine markets were analyzed: --Four indoor lamp applications (A-type, directional, MR-16, and decorative) --Three indoor luminaire applications (downlight, troffer, and high-bay) --Two outdoor luminaire applications (streetlight and parking lot/garage). In 2012, about 49 million LED lamps and luminaires...
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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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