2010-08-19

Cree Supplies Energy-Efficient LED Downlights to the Home Depot

LED lighting company Cree announced that the company has supplied the most energy-efficient LED downlights to Home Depot for sale online. The price for the lights, available under Home Depot's EcoSmart brand, is $49.95, and is targeted to be available in nearly 2,000 The Home Depot retail stores in fall 2010.
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2010-08-19

Viewsonic Announced all of its PC Displays will Feature LED technology by Early 2011

American display manufacturer ViewSonic has released its newest display, the VX2250wm-LED, a 22-inch LED backlight display and announced that all of its PC displays will feature LED technology by early 2011. LCD monitors that use LED backlighting use about 40 percent less energy than displays that use CCFL. Because of the clear benefits of LED backlighting and lowering costs of production, more and more display manufacturers are turning to LED.
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2010-08-19

MSi LED LIGHTING DELIVERS HUGE SAVINGS FOR LAS VEGAS RETAILER

Retail Furniture Chain Replaces Showroom’s Hot Halogen Spotlights with Super Efficient, Cool Burning LED Lighting. Estimated Annual Energy and Maintenance Savings of $295,000 Produces $3.4 Million in Savings Over Lifespan of the MSi Lights.
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2010-08-18

Luminus Devices Licenses its Award-Winning PhlatLight Technology to Epistar

Luminus Devices has signed a licensing agreement with Epistar that enables the company to manufacture LEDs on the PhlatLight platform. Luminus Devices noted that it is the third individual licensing agreement for Luminus to other LED companies, demonstrating that LEDs constructed using the PhlatLight technology platform offer unparalleled levels of brightness and reliability. 
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2010-08-17

Meyda Custom Lighting Launches Its New Boberick LED Wall Sconce

Meyda Custom Lighting, a Meyda Tiffany company and a leading manufacturer and designer of custom lighting and décor, has launched the handsome Boberick wall sconce featuring state of the art LED technology. The Meyda Boberick LED Wall Sconce is 15 inches tall, 10.25 inches wide and four inches deep, other energy efficient lamping options are available. Otherwise, the fixture is UL listed for damp locations.
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2010-08-16

A Bus Stop of LA City Installed Carmanah Solar LED Lighting

Carmanah EverGEN 1710 solar LED lighting systems have been installed to provide illumination at a busy city bus stop near the LA City Department of Public Works Office Complex.
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2010-08-16

Nexxus Lighting Reports Its Sales Revenue of Second Quarter 2010

Nexxus Lighting, Inc. has released its sales revenue of second quarter 2010. The company revenue increases by 43% to $3.7 million compared to the prior year quarter. Gross profit increased to $873,000 on higher sales volume, compared to $650,000 in Q2 2009. Nexxus pointed out that the sales of LED products accounted for 84% Nexxus’ revenue in Q2 2010, versus 74% last year.
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2010-08-13

Fairchild Semiconductor Delivers High Conversion Efficiency for Smartphone Backlighting Applications

Small Footprint, 1mm2 Boost Switch Saves 60 Percent Board Space in Smartphone Designs
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2010-08-06

Cree Extends EasyWhite™ Technology to Its LED Module Family

Lighting Manufacturers Now Have Access to an Expanded Portfolio of Color Temperatures and Color Rendering Options
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2010-08-06

Phihong's Open-Frame LED Driver Provides up to 90W of Power

Phihong, a global leader in power solutions, has developed an LED driver capable of supplying 90W of power for use in indoor lighting. Designated the PSM090-240P, the power supply's open-frame design allows for ease of integration into interior lighting designs. The device is available in a constant current of 3.75A with an output DC voltage range of 22.8~25.2 and is designed for any input line from input voltage range of 100V to 277V AC.
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2010-06-04

The Availability of Semi-Polar GaN Wafers for LED Makers

Ostendo Technologies Inc. and Technologies and Devices International, Inc. (TDI), part of the Oxford Instruments Group, announce their joint development on Semi-Polar (11-22) GaN layer on sapphire substrate wafers is now available.
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2010-06-03

Fairchild Semiconductor's LED Drivers are Idea for Mobile Handsets

Fairchild Semiconductor introduces two LED drivers, FAN5701 and FAN5702. Both them deliver 92 percent peak efficiency, extending battery life. The company said they are designed for mobile handsets, gaming devices, MP3 players and other small display applications.
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2010-06-03

CBC/Radio-Canada Switches to All LED Lighting at All TV Studios

CBC/Radio-Canada, located in Toronto, plans to accelerate the replacement of incandescent TV production lighting with more efficient and flexible LED lighting in studios across the country. CBC/Radio-Canada TV studio will become one of the first fully LED-lit TV news studios in the world after Senior Lighting Director Brad Dickson pushed to try the technology in designs for a new Radio-Canada news studio in Toronto.  
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2010-06-03

ABS Lighting to Produce LED Fixture with Luminus’s PhlatLight LEDs

The US company Luminus Devices, Inc. has announced its expansion into the transportation industry through a partnership with ABS Lighting. Luminus' CSM-360 White PhlatLight LED powers ABS Lighting's new LED-based roadway fixture for use on roadway underpasses and in highway tunnels.
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2010-06-03

Littelfuse Introduces PLED5 Open LED Protector that Keeps LED Strings Lighted If a Single LED Fails

Littelfuse, Inc. has introduced the PLED5 circuit protection device that provide unique 3-in-1 protection for LED strings, including open LED protection, ESD and lightning protection, and protection against reverse battery/power connections. The new device is particularly useful for maintaining brightness and reliability in the growing market for outdoor LED lighting and high-intensity LED applications.
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2010-06-02

Lemnis Lighting announces a joint venture with Tsinghua Tongfang

Lemnis Lighting has entered a joint venture agreement with Beijing-based Tsinghua Tongfang Co Ltd, to drive manufacturing and development of LED products for both the indoor and outdoor markets. Tsinghua also will expand its competitive strength in LED industry through the agreement with Lemnis.
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2010-05-31

TAL introduces the “SmartFader” LED Interactive Flooring and Wall Tile System

SmartFader is now available in North America providing customizable interactive LED flooring and wall tiles. TAL North America announced the availability of the SmartFader interactive floor lighting system for the North American market.  An instant hit at Light+Building in Frankfurt this April, the SmartFader utilizes LED technology in recessed “tiles” which will interact with their environment and is suitable for floor or wall applications.  
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2010-05-28

Diodes Introduces Its New Versatile LED Driver

Diodes Incorporated has announced a multi-topology LED driver IC designed to increase the reliability of high brightness lamps in automotive, industrial, and commercial lighting systems. The ZXLD1370 LED driver controller operates in buck, boost, and buck-boost modes. It combines patent pending control loops and high-side current sensing to ensure accurate current control of LED strings.
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2010-05-28

Osram appointed Don Klase as CEO to take over Osram's North American LED Business

Osram appointed Don Klase to take over for Shottes as CEO of Osram Opto Semiconductors Inc. Osram reports that both of the changes will go into effect June 1, 2010. Shottes' responsibilities will include heading the new Professional Lighting, Solid State Lighting and Light Management System groups as Senior Vice President.
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2010-05-27

Florida's Largest University Joins Cree LED University Program

Cree, Inc., announces that the University of Central Florida (UCF) has joined the Cree LED University(R) program with the installation of energy-efficient LED lighting in the student union. UCF estimates it can save at least $10,000 a year in energy and maintenance costs in the Key West Ballroom simply by replacing recessed downlights and troffers with energy-efficient Cree LR6(TM) LED downlights and LR24(TM) LED troffers.
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2010-05-26

Ringdale Signs Exclusive LED Lighting Agreement with Sojitz Corp.

Ringdale of Austin, Texas USA, has signed an exclusive licensing, manufacturing and distribution agreement for the region of Japan with Sojitz Systems Corp. Under the terms of the agreement, Sojitz manufactured lighting fixtures for streets, parking structures, billboards, building exteriors, warehouses, offices, retail spaces, parks and restaurants will be based on Ringdale's ActiveLED technology.
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2010-05-26

QD Vision Purchases Motorola’s Quantum Dot Related Patents

QD Vision, a USA company, has purchased a patent portfolio from Motorola pertaining to the use of quantum dot technology in display and lighting products. QD Vision is a developer of Quantum Light nanotechnology-based products for solid state lighting and displays. Included in the acquisition is U.S. Patent No. 5,442,254 of James E Jaskie.
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2010-05-25

ERG introduces two new compact FFC-compatible LED backlit drivers

LCD backlit power specialist Endicott Research Group (ERG) is offering two new LED driver boards that provide compact, economical solutions to OEM panel designers looking to get the maximum performance out of their displays.
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2010-05-25

Philips launches New LED Lighting Products in North America

Philips Electronics NV launches a new range of consumer lighting products in North America include LED Line. Lighting products include a fixture and are intended for other applications, such as recessed-can lighting. Many of the announcements were made earlier this month at the Lightfair International convention in Las Vegas.
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2010-05-21

Cree to Demonstrate New GaN Packaged Products at MTT-S

Cree, Inc. plans to demonstrate a variety of new GaN HEMT RF packaged amplifier and switch products at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (Booth #836) to be held in the Anaheim Convention Center May 25 through May 27, 2010. The products to be demonstrated include a SPDT MMIC switch (300 MHz to 3 GHz); a 25 W MMIC power amplifier (10 MHz to 6 GHz); a 75 W MMIC power amplifier (2.7 to 3.5 GHz); and a 240 W transistor (2.9 to 3.5 GHz).
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2010-05-19

Applied Materials to Enter MOCVD Market Soon

According to a report, Applied Materials plans to enter MOCVD market as a new MOCVD equipment supplier as the company responds to soaring demand from consumers and OEMs for LED backlit TVs.
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2010-05-19

Cree Partnership to Bring LED Lights to New Habitat for Humanity Homes

Cree, Inc. and Habitat for Humanity International announce a three-year, $1.5 million pledge to provide high-efficiency Cree LED downlights for the kitchens in all new Habitat homes built in the United States. The Cree LED kitchen lighting packages can help reduce energy costs for Habitat homeowners, as kitchens generally see some of the highest lighting energy usage in a home, according to ENERGY STAR®.
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2010-05-18

PowerSecure Unveils New LED Area Light for Utilities

PowerSecure International, Inc. has unveiled a new LED based area light for utilities, and has already received its first order. The new light is used to illuminate streets, sidewalks, and other infrastructure served and owned by utilities and municipalities.
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2010-05-12

U.S DOE Promotes Lighting Facts Label to Provide Customers LED Light Purchase Base

In order to effectively promote high quality, high efficiency LED lighting products, involving providing accurate product information as purchase base for customers, the Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance under the US Department of Energy launched the SSL Quality Advocates program, requiring industry players to indicate clearly and accurately important specifications of solid state lighting products on the Lighting Facts label.
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2010-01-05

DOE announces Lighting Facts Label

Lighting Facts Label is a part of the SSL Quality Advocates voluntary pledge program, to help consumers finding good LED lighting fixtures. It is also a program of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
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Today Philips Lumileds launches its proprietary CrispWhite Technology, yet another quality of light breakthrough in its portfolio, making whites appear vivid and bright while colors appear saturated. LUXEON CoB arrays with CrispWhite Technolog... READ MORE

For the first time there is a compact laser multi-chip package. Osram Opto Semiconductors can pack up to 20 blue laser chips in the new PLPM4 450 module. Instead of taking the laborious approach and constructing a light source from individual ... READ MORE