2012-02-03

Philips Lumileds Introduces New Generation High-voltage LED LUXEON H

Philips Lumileds had developed next generation high-voltage LED, LUXEON H. Compact and dimmable drivers are already available and LUXEON H is being designed into bulbs as a single LED solution which offers significant advantages over the multi-source designs previously required. The ease of solderless assembly reduces fixture manufacturing costs. Complementary components including drivers, optics, and clamps will be available through Future Lighting Solutions. High volume release of LUXEON H will be in March. Several features as below • ...
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2012-02-02

LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Illuminate Supermarkets in the Jerónimo Martins Group

Luminaires from Arquiled with Oslon SSL LEDs in all of the food retail group's new stores The Jerónimo Martins Group is among the first European retail companies to equip its new stores entirely with innovative LED lighting, a move that will save the company 50 percent of its lighting energy costs in future – thanks to Oslon SSL LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors and the intelligent light management system of the luminaires supplied by the Portuguese lamp manufacturer Arquiled. The Jeronimo Martins Group has been using the luminair...
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2012-02-01

Philips Announces Q4 Loss of $211M

Royal Philips Electronics has posted a fourth-quarter loss due to a worse performance by its lighting, health care arms, as well as television business. The net loss for the October to December period was euro160 million ($211 million), compared with profit of euro465 million in the same period a year ago. Revenues rose 3.3 percent to euro6.79 billion. Philips' lighting arm had sales growth of 7 percent and energy-saving LED lights now account for 18 percent of the total. EBITA dropped 79 percent to euro41 million, in part due to costs of re-branding recently acquir...
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2012-01-31

Philips to Cut Prices on LED Bulbs

Newly, Philips CEO Frans van Houten has announced that the company could soon cut prices on LED light bulbs. During a conference call with analysts to discuss financial results for the fourth quarter and year that ended Dec. 31, 2011, van Houten said “The price point for LEDs in the consumer space is still a little bit out reach.”  He noted that while consumers are moving to compact fluorescent bulbs that have a price point and energy savings between LED and incadescents, they are not yet generally adopting LEDs. And van Houten has told to ana...
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2012-01-31

Philips Lumileds’s LUXEON K for Retrofit and Downlight LED Lighting Applications

Philips Lumileds has released LUXEON K to set new direction for retrofit and downlight LED lighting applications. According to Rahul Bammi, VP Marketing from Philips Lumileds, “LUXEON K extends our portfolio of illumination grade LEDs engineered to optimize end-user satisfaction of specific applications. For downlights and retrofit bulbs, LUXEON K provides a unique approach that delivers the highest, most consistent quality of light in an easy-to-implement array. Our hot testing and specification at 85°C, and freedom from color, flux, and ...
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2012-01-30

Philips, Osram, Nichia, UL, Zumtobel, CORDIS and GE Lighting among those to speak at euroLED 2012

euroLED organisers IntertechPira and Birmingham Science Park Aston are pleased to announce the full agenda for the 9th annual euroLED 2012 conference, bringing together major lighting companies, end users and industry specialists to provide key industry insight, topical case studies and technical market data. Taking place on 13-14 June 2012 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK, euroLED comprises of an exhibition, showcasing all levels of the LED supply chain, a high profile technical conference and a highly popular gala dinner. The complete euroLE...
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2012-01-30

Dialight's 433 LED Rail Crossing Signal Module

Dialight's 433 LED Rail Crossing Signal Module Features & Benefits • 5 year full performance warranty • AC / DC operation from 8 to 16 volts full output (operation down to 5 volts) • Side light indicators reflect main beam signal for extra safety • Designed for retrofit into existing lamp housings with no beam alignment necessary • Ring terminations easily attach to AREMA posts • Red tinted, UV-stabilized, and hard-coated lens for extended life • Better visibility and faster response time than incandescent &bu...
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2012-01-30

Instrument Systems presents own current source for LEDs

New system solution for production tests with LEDs and LED wafers The LSM 350 4-quadrant source and measure unit from Instrument Systems was specifically developed to meet the requirements for production testing of LEDs and LED wafers. High test speeds and the multichannel capability make the LSM 350 an attractive solution for supplying current or voltage to LEDs with low to medium power output. Combination with high-precision array spectrometers from Instrument Systems creates a complete solution for optical and electrical testing carried out on LEDs. A...
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2012-01-30

Shadow Health Minister backs infection control lighting technology

SHADOW health minister Andy Burnham today showed his support for new lighting technology developed in Atherton that helps NHS Trusts prevent deadly superbugs. The Labour MP for Leigh met with employees at LED lighting manufacturers MHA Lighting to learn more about how their award-winning lighting is helping in the fight against hospital acquired infections. MHA Lighting’s patented LED technology has been designed as a fully sealed unit to stop dust, bacteria and dead insects from gathering around warm light fittings and spreading superbugs. The L...
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2012-01-20

Philips to Sell Prize-winning LED 'Bulb' in February

Philips has announced to sell its LEDs which are recognized as the sole winner (so far) of the US Department of Energy’s “L Prize” competition for 60 W incandescent bulbs commercially from February. According to the DOE, 60 W incandescents are important because they are the most common household bulb in the US, with nearly a billion of them thought to be in use. And while it has qualified more than 400 LED lamps under its Energy Star program so far, the vast majority of these are relatively low-brightness and directional. At the DOE webina...
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2012-01-19

Osram to Cut Jobs in Germany to Focus on LED Industry

Osram, glabal lighting company backed by Siemens, has announced to cut jobs in Germany for further transition to LED industry. According to Osram’s statement on Tuesday, declining volumes in the traditional lighting business due to rising LED demand and regulatory changes will lead to a reduction of about 850 domestic jobs in this field by 2014. Meanwhile, as many as 200 Osram workers may be transferred to Siemens. Currently, Osram employs about 41,000 people worldwide, including about 10,000 in its home country. But the statement didn’t mention to take si...
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2012-01-18

Light Pebbles Creates New LED Lighting Concept

Recently, UK designer Toby Fox has broken the design of typical LED bulbs and created energy efficient lighting project on Coroflot.   Fox’s interactive product features something he calls Light Pebbles. The light looks a little like a pea-pod and the four Light Pebbles sit in a strip of neoprene called the base unit. The base unit can be plugged in to a standard electric wall charge unit and then the Pebbles retain their glow and can slid out of the base to be used separately or as a unit. The best part of the design is the individual Pebbles that c...
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2012-01-18

Lumenpulse Enters into Strategic Partnership With Lightitude for Middle East and North Africa LED Fixture Market

Unique agreement ensures specifiers receive local support   Lumenpulse Inc. (www.lumenpulse.com), a leading innovator and manufacturer of high performance, architectural LED-based lighting solutions for commercial, institutional, and urban environments, today announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with UAE-based Lightitude. The agreement will include Lightitude support for Lumenpulse’s business in the Middle East and North Africa and the relationship will be managed out of Lumenpulse’s recently opened London, UK office.   As...
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2012-01-18

LED technology may light the way for greener motorsport

Showtrax International unveil new LED powerhood at Autosport 201 Amongst the latest cars and stars at this year’s Autosport International, a UK engineering company is shedding some light on the kind of innovations that could help the motorsport industry tackle the challenge of its environmental impact. Working in conjunction with LED specialists OCG Lighting, this weekend Showtrax International will unveil a prototype powerhood fitted with LED panels that are usually used in commercial ceiling fixtures. A world-leading supplier of pit lane equipment, Sh...
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2012-01-17

The OLED100.eu Team Dedicates in LED Research

Led by Philips Technologie GmbH in Germany, the OLED100.eu team which consists of partners from Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Austria and UK, has been working on OLEDs for the last three years. The aims of the research were to boost the luminous efficacy, strengthen the lifetime, upscale the light-emitting area, optimise processes to slash production costs, and standardise measurement based on application research. During the period, the team has achieved great breakthrough. Firstly, it developed a large-area OLED luminaire consisting of 9 OLE...
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2012-01-13

Philips Solar Driven LED Street Lighting Chose as the UNFCCC’s Case Study

Recently, Philips is working with The Climate Group and One Foundation to install solar driven LED street lighting in Guiyang, China. And the Guiyang scheme has been chosen by the UNFCCC as a case study for its Momentum for Change program. Part of the wider Solar LED Lighting 1000 Villages Programme− an initiative launched by The Climate Group and the One Foundation – its mission is to test policy measures and financial mechanisms in rural areas.  The five year project commenced in August 2009. So far the scheme has been a qualifie...
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2012-01-13

Light IQ Predicts LED Lighting to be Popular in the Near Future

According to Light IQ, LED lighting is one of the things people are looking to add to their homes in 2012. Natalie Timmerman, spokeswoman for the independent lighting consultancy, explained that LED lights were more efficient and longer lasting than halogen and incandescent light sources. The life expectancy of good quality LEDs is quoted as 50,000 hours and beyond, equivalent to 15-20 years in a residential environment. This is good during the darker months as lighting can be left on continuously without fear of using too much power. LED Technology is advancing every...
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2012-01-12

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors expands its leading position in high-quality, thin-film LEDs

First gallium-nitride LED chips on silicon in pilot stage Researchers at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors have succeeded in manufacturing high-performance prototypes of blue and white LEDs, in which the light-emitting gallium-nitride layers are grown on silicon wafers with a diameter of 150 millimeters. The silicon replaces the sapphire commonly used until now without a loss in quality. Already in the pilot stage, the new LED chips are to be tested under practical conditions, meaning that the first LEDs on silicon from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors could hit the market ...
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2012-01-11

Pierre Yves Lesaicherre Appointed as Philips Lumileds New CEO

Philips Lumileds has appointed Pierre Yves Lesaicherre as its new CEO. Mr. Lesaicherre joins Lumileds with more than two decades of experience in the semiconductor and component industry. He succeeds Michael C. Holt and will report directly to Philips Lighting’s acting Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten. According to Frans van Houten, “Pierre Yves' tremendous experience at NXP Semiconductors, most recently as Senior Vice President & General Manager of the business lines Microcontrollers & Logic, make him uniquely qualifie...
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2012-01-11

Eulitha Signs Collaboration Agreement with EV Group to Establish Low-cost-of-ownership Nanopatterning Solution for HB-LED Manufacuring

Eulitha AG, a pioneer and leader in the production of high-quality nanostructures using advanced lithography techniques, today announced that it has signed a joint-development and licensing agreement with EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets. EVG will integrate Eulitha’s PHABLE™ mask-based ultraviolet (UV) photolithography technology with EVG’s automated mask aligner product platform with the goal of developing a low-cost-of-ownership (CoO) nanopatte...
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2012-01-10

OSRAM's A4 OLED Lamp Folded into an Envelope

OSRAM's Lab.Me laboratory has designed a new nice concept OLED lamp called the A4,featuring a single round Orbeos OLED lighting panel,which can be folded to fit inside an A4 envelope.
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2012-01-09

Millennium Stadium Installs LED lighting for Energy Saving

The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff has cooperated with SWALEC to complete a major LED lighting project to further reduce energy consumption at the home of Welsh sport. Over 450 LED light fittings have been installed to replace the old fluorescent lighting at the stadium, expected to reduce energy consumption by 70%. The ongoing maintenance and replacement needs will substantially reduce costs for the stadium.  ...
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2012-01-06

MHA Lighting Expands Its Award-winning LED Lighting Range

AWARD-winning LED lighting specialists MHA Lighting has expanded its product range for 2012. Experts at the Greater Manchester-based lighting manufacturers have unveiled their RodLite GRP range which acts as a direct replacement for fluorescent tubes – but has all the benefits of LEDs. The RodLite GRP’s patented LED technology creates glare-free uniformly distributed light and achieves LG Standards Lux levels – but typically uses 80% less energy. It is ideal for any internal or external application where fluorescent tubes are cu...
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2012-01-05

German Company Brings ‘Virtual Sky’ with LED lighting into Indoor Office

Recently, a German company has utilized LEDs to create ‘virtual sky’ of passing clouds for office workers. The Stuttgart-based Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO replicate the feeling of spaciousness and freedom what we experience outdoors into indoors: a luminous ceiling that extends across the entire room simulates lighting conditions which resemble those produced by passing clouds – conveying the impression that you are sitting outdoors. The innovative luminous ceiling, which was developed by the Fraunhofer researchers and their partn...
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2011-12-26

Lemnis Lighting’s Pharox 300 LED Bulb Named "Best of the Test" by The Dutch Consumers' Union

Netherlands based Lemnis Lighting’s Pharox 300 LED light bulb was named "Best of the Test" by the Dutch Consumers' Union. According to the company, the test, conducted in October 2011, pitted the 6-watt Pharox 300 against five other LED bulbs readily available in Europe. The Pharox bulb scored ten out of ten on four of the test's ten criteria: light output, light color, lifetime, and turning directly on. The results are significant because, while a small market, the Netherlands are particularly interested in LED technology, having been ...
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2011-12-23

Burton Installs LED Lights for Energy Conservation

According to Burton Councilman Steve Heffner, a $45,600 state grant will pay to install ballasts and buy LED lights at City Hall and the Department of Public Works and Police Administration buildings. And the grants also will pay to install the fixtures in parking lots outside the building. Additionally, City Controller Ginger Burke-Miller disclosed that approximately $600,000 has been set aside for street lighting in the 2011-2012 budget, an increase of $100,000 from the previous year. The company that did the audit, Macomb Township-based LumaSmart Technolo...
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2011-12-22

Philips LEDs to Light up 2012 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball

Philips LEDs are to light up a dazzling green ball in Times Square to celebrate New Year’s Eve. This year, 32,256 LUXEON LEDs will glitter in a range of colors as the Times Square Ball descends to partiers’ delight.   The LED ball will also welcome the new U.S. energy and lighting standards that go into effect on January 1st, under the Energy Independence and Security Act. But aside from symbolizing the movement into the New Year, the ball drop will also signify Phillip’s next move — to replace the usage of incandescen...
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2011-12-21

GE Lighting Predicts LEDs will Share 80% of Market by 2020

Recently, GE Lighting expects most light bulbs, including the incandescent to be replaced within a decade by LED. Maryrose Sylvester, who was appointed GE’s head of the lighting unit in March, said in an interview, that “People are starting to talk about LEDs for general lighting for indoors. By 2020, about 70 to 80 percent of the general lighting market is going to be enabled by LEDs.” Sylvester pointed out that GE’s lighting unit has doubled its research and development spending on LED technology over the past five years to seize this...
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2011-12-19

Energy Saving Trust’s Study on Benefits about LED Lighting

Recently, UK-based Energy Saving Trust (EST) has conducted a study which measured the performance of more than 4,250 LED light fittings installed at 35 sites in social housing. At the 35 sites in the field trial, the report calculated that the LED fittings saved more than three million kilowatt hours each year when compared with the previous lighting. The technology is also much more energy efficient, using up to 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs. “We like to test things in-situ in order to understand their real performance rather than rely on manufacturer...
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2011-12-16

The European Commission Launches Public Consultation for LED Deployment

As LED lighting is one of the most energy-efficient and versatile forms of lighting, the European Commission adopted a Green Paper and launched a public consultation on the future of LED-based lighting. Based on the promising future that faster LED deployment will ensure the success of Europe's lighting industry and help reduce energy use from lighting by 20% by 2020, the demands for citizens and businesses to refine the policy are increasing. As a result, a consultation will run until 29 February 2012 to collect feedback on the Commission's ideas. Digital A...
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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