2017-11-17

IoT Pioneer Gooee Launches in Europe

Gooee, the ‘data brain’ for building activity, officially launched its ‘full stack’ ecosystem amongst its lighting and technology partners today at one of Europe’s largest lighting events.
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2017-11-06

Lighting Is Changing. Find out How at LuxLive

LuxLive, Europe’s biggest annual lighting event, is bringing the best in connected lighting and expertise to London on 15-16 November. 
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2017-10-31

LG Display Flicks Switch on OLED in Europe, Targets Premium TV Market

LG Display sees the European market as a critical battleground for premium TVs and is committing heavily in the region to ensure that OLED technology is at the top of consumers’ consideration list this holiday season.
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2017-10-30

LuxLive 2017

LuxLive is Europe’s largest annual lighting event and is entirely free to attend.  It brings together the latest lighting technology and expert talks with a focus for 2017 on connected lighting and the exciting possibilities which are being opened up by new technology.  Lighting is changing – find out how at LuxLive. Simply register now for your free pass.   ...
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2017-09-28

Philips Announces Completion of $23M European VCSEL Manufacturing Project

Philips Photonics, expert in VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers) technology solutions for data communications, consumer and industrial applications, announced the successful completion of its ‘VIDaP’ project (VCSEL Pilot Line for Illumination, Datacom and Power Applications), a €23 million project jointly sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the EU, and executed under the umbrella of the European ECSEL program.
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2017-08-03

LEDinside Says Prices of LED Light Bulbs Fell in July but Demand for LED Filament Lamps Remained Hot in Europe

LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global average sales prices (ASP) of LED light bulbs fell in July compared with the prior month. The global ASP of 40-watt equivalent products dropped by 0.9% to US$6.5, while the global ASP of 60-watt equivalent products dropped by 2.8% to US$7.8.
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2017-05-05

LIA to Run EU Market Surveillance Program for Luminaires

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has launched a program in the UK as part of an EU wide initiative from LightingEurope to carry out market surveillance on luminaires.
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2017-03-08

Prices of LED Light Bulbs Fell in February as a Wave of Economically Priced LED Filament Bulbs Arrived in Europe and the U.S., Says LEDinside

LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global average sales price (ASP) of 40-watt equivalent LED replacement light bulbs came to US$6.8 this February, down 0.6% from the prior month. As for 60-watt equivalent counterparts, their global ASP in the same month stood at US$8.2, dropping 2.1% from January.
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2016-12-20

Seoul Semiconductor Appoints New CEO for Europe Operations

Andreas Weisl (38), former Vice President Europe of Korean LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor (SSC), has taken on the position of CEO at Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH based Munich, Germany, with effect from Nov. 11, 2016.
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2016-11-08

LED Bulbs Recalled From European Market Pose Concerns for Suppliers

On Oct.14, 2016, EU RAPEX (Rapid Exchange of Information System) recalled two LED luminaries from the consumer market. One was a color changing LED Bulb, the other one was a high power LED lamp. Both products were recalled because they pose potential electric shock to users due to inadequate circuit insulation or loosely attached parts. Last Friday, on the newly released RAPEX report, four other LED luminaries were listed: linear fixture by Best-LED, LED Magic Ball Light and LED Sun Magic Ball by ASA, and LED Floodlight by GREENLUX.
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2016-09-19

Philips Hue LED Bulbs Can be controlled with Amazon Alexa in Europe

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, announced today the enhanced functionality of its Amazon Alexa skill* for controlling its Philips Hue connected lighting system for the home, as well as an expansion of the skill to the UK and Germany.
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2016-08-31

Philips Lighting Research Uncovers Those Left in the Dark Ahead of Halogen Phase out

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, has today released findings that reveal the lack of awareness about the European Union’s ban on GU10 halogen spot lights, effective from September 1, 2016. The research found that three quarters (75%) of consumers do not know about the forthcoming ban, despite the fact that two in five (40%) are currently using halogen spot lights at home. The EU legislation was driven by the need for increased energy efficiency in order to reduce electricity consumption and cut CO2 emissions. Focus now turns to LEDs, such as the Philips LED spot classic WarmGlow, as a high-quality, alternative that looks, feels and behaves like a halogen, but is up to 90% more energy-efficient.
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2016-07-21

Panasonic Plans to Expand Lighting Business Revenue to US $3.02B by 2018

Panasonic announced it will be raising its lighting revenue from JPY 320.3 billion (US $3.02 billion) from 2015 to JPY 400 billion by 2018, according to a report from Nikkei.
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2016-03-15

NICHIA Signs Distribution Partnership with Future Lighting Solutions

NICHIA Corporation, the pioneer and the leader in LED technology and Future Lighting Solutions (FLS), the world-class leader and innovator in demand creation, marketing and distribution of solid-state lighting technologies, announced a new distribution agreement covering the Americas and Europe*.  
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2016-03-10

LG Innotek teams up with AIXTRON technology

AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA; NASDAQ: AIXG), a worldwide provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, announced today that one of Korea’s leading electronics companies, LG Innotek has selected a AIX G5 WW (Warm-Wall) reactor for the development of silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafers aimed mainly at power devices for automotive and renewable energy applications. The system configured for 8x6-inch substrates was delivered in the fourth quarter 2015.
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2016-03-07

European Scientists Make Breakthrough in OLED Technology to Achieve Cheaper Lighting and Flexible Solar Cells

In more than three years of work European scientists finally made future lighting technology ready to market. They developed flexible lighting foils that can be produced roll-to-roll – much like newspapers are printed. These devices pave the path towards cheaper solar cells and LED lighting panels. The project named TREASORES was led by Empa scientist Frank Nüesch and combined knowhow from nine companies and six research institutes in five European countries.
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2016-03-03

Top European Manufacturers Form Pilot Line Pi-Scale to Accelerate Commercialization of OLED

Europe’s technology leaders in the development of flexible OLEDs for lighting and signage applications have joined together in a consortium to develop an open access pilot line that will accelerate the commercial adoption of this promising new technology.
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2015-11-11

Comparison Between Lighting Energy Efficiency Standards in U.S., Europe and China

LEDs might be a new lighting product, but it is being widely applied in different types of lighting applications, according to a report from Chinese-language Emerging Industry Strategic Library. To strengthen and advance energy saving technologies, many countries have issued their own LED lighting standards. Lighting was included in China’s energy efficiency standards, which became effective in January 2008, while the Energy Star in the U.S. has set certain energy efficiency standards during the certification process. The EU directive on energy-related products (ErP) covers LED energy savings.
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2015-10-23

Haydale Granted Patent of Functionalisation Process for Graphene in Europe

Haydale, the group focused on the commercialisation of graphene and other nano particle products using its proprietary plasma process, is pleased to announce confirmation from the European Patent Office (“EPO”) of the decision to grant a European Patent to Haydale (“European Patent”).
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2015-05-13

LEDinside: LED Bulb Prices Rebound in China in April as Low Quality Products Exit Market

Global 40W replacement LED bulbs Average Sales Price (ASP) dropped 1.0% in April 2015 to US $11.8, according to LEDinside’s latest LED bulb retail price survey.
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2014-12-27

Light through the Ages

The multifunctional SUPERSYSTEM forms a unifying light element in the successful renovation of the listed arcades at the LWL Museum in the city of Muenster, Germany.
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2014-12-11

LightingEurope Recommends 2020 as Earliest Phase Out for Domestic Halogen Eco Lamps

The European Commission is about to create significant restrictions on consumer choice by banning a popular range of lighting products. If current proposals by the European Commission are adopted, consumers will no longer be able to purchase any domestic halogen eco lamps after 2018.
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2014-12-04

Everlight’s Chairman Responds to Rumored Philips OEM Order

Everlight’s Chairman Robert Yeh refuted market rumors claiming the company had received Philips OEM orders, according to a money.udn’s report.
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2014-09-30

Vink Lighting Solutions and AgiLight Sign European Distribution Agreement

AgiLight, a leading manufacturer and marketer of high performing LED (light emitting diode) sign lighting solutions has signed a distribution agreement with Europe’s leading lighting solutions provider, Vink Lighting Solutions. According to the agreement, Vink will represent AgiLight’s complete lines of PRO Series, SignRayz®, BoxRayz® sign lighting products and LED Power Supplies.
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2014-07-17

Plessey Expands Distribution Network in Europe with CODICO Partnership

Plessey announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with CODICO GmbH, a demand creation distributor for electronic components, headquartered in Perchtoldsdorf, Austria and with offices across Europe. With CODICO, Plessey will be expanding its European network with coverage in Central and East European, Italian and Danish market for its GaN-on-Si LED products.
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2014-04-09

Revolution Lighting Technologies Signs Distribution Agreements in Europe and South America

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. (“Revolution Lighting”), a leader in advanced LED lighting solutions, announced it has signed master distribution agreements to expand the Company’s international footprint and drive penetration in key European and South American markets. 
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2013-07-10

Europe to Implement LED Lighting Energy Efficiency Standards in September

On September 1, 2013, the latest energy efficiency requirements for LED lighting products will be officially implemented in Europe. European energy efficiency requirements are mainly based on the requirements of the EU's ErP. Like LVD Directive and EMC Directive, ErP directive has also been incorporated in the EU's CE system. Therefore CE mark can be printed on the nameplate only after the related products involved must meet ErP requirements and a designated agency is responsible for market surveillance, which is a mandatory EU requirement. In vie...
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2013-06-19

Sharp Introduces 90-inch LED TV in Europe Sold for 12000 Pounds

Recently, Sharp introduced 90-inch LC-L90LE757 LED TV in Europe, which is the largest commercial television in the European market. The height of this TV is over 1.2 m, and it adopts the cutting-edge Xgen 3D panel. This Sharp TV supports 1080p full HD resolution, and its refresh rate is 200Hz. In addition, Sharp added Smart TV feature for this TV, which allows users to run applications such as Skype, or browse the web. Users also can control the TV through Sharp's Android or iOS app, the application allows users to browse the Web on TV with ...
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2013-06-09

OSRAM SYLVANIA and COMCAST Jointly Offer Remote Controlled Smart Light Bulbs

OSRAM SYLVANIA and Comcast recently announced that the two companies have reached an agreement to offer energy efficient light bulbs that can be controlled remotely through the Xfinity Home platform. By collaborating with OSRAM SYLVANIA, Comcast is further enhancing its Xfinity Home service by providing Sylvania’s new energy-saving LED smart light bulbs that can be installed on any standard light bulb socket, and that can save 83% energy costs and last 17.5 times longer than the lifespan of standard incandescent light bulbs. In addition, by coope...
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2013-06-08

The Tide to Apply LED Street Lights is Fermented in Europe and America

With the increasing emphasis on environmental issues, the demand for LED lighting gradually rise, compared with the demand caused by the replacement of home lighting consumers independently conducted, the demand caused by the government-led street light replacement is more clear, but the cross-strait LED manufacturers target the street lamps cases in mainland of China, who has ignored the fact that the opportunities to replace the traditional street lights with LED lamps has began to take shape in Europe and America. Currently, the penetration rate of LED lights in U.S....
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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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