2012-03-01

AIXTRON remains confident in challenging market environment

- Year end inventory adjustment reflects current difficult market conditions - Dividend policy remains unchanged   - Profitable 2012 performance predicted with strong R&D investments planned AIXTRON SE (ISIN DE000A0WMPJ6, DE000A1MMEF7), a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, delivered in 2011 – despite the market weakness in the second half – EUR 611.0m of revenues and a 18% EBIT margin. Although 2012 is expected to be a transitional year between two LED investment cycles with...
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2012-03-01

Philips Announces ArcForm Recessed LED Luminaires

Philips has developed new recessed LED Luminaires ArcForm featuring advanced LED engineering with state-of-the-art optics, technology integration and advanced lighting performance, suits for commercial applications such as offices, educational environments and retail spaces. The new product has brilliant color rendering and efficacies of up to 91.2 lm/W. Inspired by the classic curve, ArcForm's soft, understated, uniform architectural design evokes subtlety and sophistication. Its unique integration of MesoOptics technology and an innovative optical system ensure lig...
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2012-03-01

Temperature stable Oslon SSL LED with constant efficiency

Oslon SSL-LEDs by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors stand for high light output. The new generation of high-power-LEDs will be appreciated by users for its improved performance, with an efficiency increase of approximately 25 percent. Additionally, the luminous flux of the LED at elevated temperatures has now been stabilised. In doing so, it is possible to retain a virtually constant luminous efficacy, despite high application temperatures. Thanks to this optimisation, the luminaire design is significantly simplified. With the new generation of Oslon SSL LEDs, OS...
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2012-02-29

Burnham Park to Install Philips’ LED Lights for Energy Saving

Burnham Park will embrace new light under the project led by the city government and Philips to install the P6 million new energy-efficient lighting systems. The energy efficient LED lighting which illuminates the park’s Rose Garden is part of the ongoing effort to add luster and luminance to the city. The Garden will be fully lit up with 68 LED post lamps, 14 LED street lights and 6 LED flood lights. According to Clifford Jison, senior manager of the Lighting Sector of Philips Philippines, “There is a growing concern with energy conservation an...
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2012-02-28

Philips Automotive Lighting North America Appointed Richard Zeichner as Midwest Account Manager

Philips Automotive Lighting North America has appointed Richard Zeichner as its Midwest account manager, being responsible for all sales activities in the Midwestern U.S. as well as national OES accounts within the automotive aftermarket channel. Noting that Zeichner is a dynamic and results-driven sales leader who brings a great deal of valuable sales and management expertise to the Philips automotive aftermarket business, Dennis Samfilippo, Philips' general manager has made this appointment. Prior to joining Philips, Zeichner was VP of sales for Guidepoi...
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2012-02-24

Philips Brings LED Technology to Hospitality Industry

Recently, Philips has announced the release of a new LED lamp dimming feature aimed at decreasing the hospitality industry’s carbon footprint and ensuring energy savings of more than 80%. The company has utilized the DimTone technology to help facility managers in the hospitality industry reduce the amount of light when dimmed as well as the colour temperature. When dimmed, the light gets warmer, creating an intimate atmosphere and radiating a warm and soft light, similar to that produced by incandescent and halogen lamps. Philips’ 7 W GU10 master LED lamp w...
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2012-02-23

Phillips Attends Doha Summit to Discuss LED Importance

Phillips is about to attend the third annual Concept Middle East Summit taking place in Doha 22 to 23 February. The electronics provider will be a keynote speaker at the event. And Philip will focus on LED importance. Abdo Rouhana, head of Phillips Lighting University Middle East, will present a session on the benefits of LED technology, which aims to cover the indoor and outdoor uses of LED innovations, its trends and its biological and psychological effects in applications like hospitals and schools....
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2012-02-22

Philips joins The Climate Group’s Clean Revolution campaign as the first corporate partner

Partnership aims to speed up global switch to LED lighting and reduce lighting energy consumption by 40% worldwide Philips Lighting, a world leader in innovative lighting solutions, is the first corporate partner to join The Climate Group’s 3-year Clean Revolution campaign. The campaign’s main aim is to reach-out to the world’s decision-makers to inspire and enable them to spur low carbon economic growth. The partnership is aimed at speeding up the global switch to LED lighting (light emitting diodes).  LED lighting offer extraordinary opportun...
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2012-02-17

OSRAM presents new lighting perspectives at Light+Building

At this year’s Light+Building Preview, OSRAM introduced a selected range of new products which will be shown at the largest and most important trade fair of the lighting industry: the first LED-substitute for the 75W-light bulb in Europe; its first LED-module in accordance with Zhaga standards; the sure course to the world of LED-street lighting as well as the latest generation of lighting management systems. “In the course of the past year, OSRAM has succeeded in establishing itself as a full-range supplier and is now in a position to offer products an...
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2012-02-16

Lemnis Lighting Releases Low Price LED Bulbs to Give Customers a Try

Lemnis Lighting has made a price war with two new LED bulbs priced at $4.95 and $6.95 for general lighting, expecting to get more consumers to adopt the switch. Despite of the low price, the bulbs do have some limitations when compared to their less energy efficient counterparts. The Pharox Blu line is available in 200-lumen and 350-lumen versions, but both give off less light than a 40-watt incandescent, which offers 450 lumens. These bulbs consume less than 5 watts and 8 watts, respectively, but probably won’t offer enough light for general conditions. Additionally, ...
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2012-02-13

Panasonic Receives Top iF Product Design Awards for LED Clear Light Bulb

Panasonic’s LED Clear Light Bulb (LDAHV4L27CG) and HD Integrated Camera (AW-HE120) are received two Gold Awards, the highest honor in the iF Product Design Award at the recent iF Design Awards 2012 presented by iF International Forum Design based in Hannover, Germany. This year there were a total of 4,322 entries from 48 counties in all award categories, and 1,218 products were selected by the panel of judges. Among these, 100 products were recognized with the prestigious Gold Awards. The Gold-winning LED Clear Light Bulb provides...
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2012-02-10

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors appoints Avnet Electronics Marketing as “Preferred Global Partner”

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of optoelectronic semiconductors announced today that Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc., has been selected as OSRAM’s preferred global partner. The appointment is effective immediately in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA), Japan and Asia. As one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and embedded systems, Avnet Electronics Marketing’s team of illumination-focused light emitting diode (LED) and ...
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2012-02-10

Aixtron Cooperates with Minsheng Financial Leasing on Chinese MOCVD Equipment Market

Aixtron SE has signed a strategic alliance with Minsheng Financial Leasing (MSFL) , one of China’s main non-banking financial institutions on joint marketing of leasing MOCVD equipment to customers across China The Memorandum of Understanding are signed by Feng Wang, CPO, President of Finance Leases SBU MSFL, and Wolfgang Breme , CFO Aixtron, at a ceremony held at MSFL’s headquarters in Beijing. “This exciting strategic cooperation will enable LED manufacturers to draw upon the most appropriate financing opportunities ...
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2012-02-10

Dialight Releases New 17,000 Lumen DuroSite® LED High Bay Fixture

Dialight has recently added new 100 lumen per Watt with 170W DuroSite® LED High Bay luminaire which offers lumen outputs ranging from 8,000 to 17,000. It will be available for delivery in March.   Instant-on capability allows the units to be paired with an occupancy sensor and/or dimmable components for enhanced energy efficiency. The units operate on an integrated universal power supply at 100-277VAC, and are well-suited for easy changeout from conventional HID light sources, such as metal halide and high pressure sodium.   Each unit is backed by Dial...
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2012-02-10

The Future of Lighting Showcased at Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Airport is the first airport in New Zealand to convert to the latest smart and energy-efficient lighting technology in its terminal, in line with it being the first carbon neutral airport company in the Southern Hemisphere, and the second worldwide. Philips Lighting and Christchurch International Airport Ltd (CIAL) with assistance from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), is replacing 1,700 light fittings in the terminal with LED technology, providing high quality inviting lighting that not only stacks up aesthetically, but also ...
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2012-02-08

PhotonStar filmed for brand new Channel 4 series, Home of the Future, which starts February 12th, 7.00pm on Channel 4

PhotonStar’s Biodynamic Lighting, Architectural LED luminaire and EcoStar LED luminaire products were filmed for brand new Channel 4 series, Home of the Future, which starts February 12th, 7.00pm on Channel 4. What happens if you ask a normal family to boldly go where no-one has gone before - to live in the future? This five-part Channel 4 series, co-funded by one of the UK’s leading energy companies E.ON, and produced by Twofour, transforms the lives of a family, filling their home from top-to-bottom with futuristic technology and gadgets. As we...
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2012-02-07

Plessey Acquired CamGaN for White Lighting LEDs Manufacture

Lately, University of Cambridge spin-out CamGaN is acquired by Plessey for making white power LEDs in Plymouth. Its critical intellectual property is a way of growing LED-quality GaN on silicon substrates. And white outputs of 150 lm/W are planned for late Q4 2012. According to CamGaN, "Our solutions harness novel, patent-protected technologies that increase the epiwafer throughput of standard MOCVD reactors by more than 40%. By increasing throughput without compromising quality, this technology offers the ability to decrease costs of LED dies by ...
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2012-02-07

Holophane Introduces Outdoor LED Luminaires

New Holophane GranVille® II LED luminaires combine timeless appearance and reliable performance   Fixtures offer efficiency in new or installed applications. Architectural appearance combined with sustainability and a high level of performance characterize new GranVille® II LED luminaires from Holophane. The fixtures offer the same timeless housing choices that made Holophane’s GranVille HID line popular and are offered with Classic or Premier prismatic borosilicate glass optics to facilitate use of new or installed pieces.   Holoph...
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2012-02-06

Optogan Develops 500W LED Lighting Module

Recently, Optogan has developed new high power Chip-on-Board (COB) module, X10 . It is a COB-block, consisting of 50 segments, and can be easily divided into LED elements of smaller sizes and power, and each of them can be used in separate light fittings. The smallest segment of Optogan´s X10 consists of a 1cm² ceramic board and consumes 10 W (1 A, 10 V), with efficacy levels already exceeding 100 lm/W. According to Markus Zeiler General Manager of Business Unit International at Optogan GmbH in Germany, “X10 represents Optogan’...
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2012-02-06

Litepanels LED Lighting Lights 'Good Morning Finland'

Finnish private broadcaster MTV3 News has selected the Litepanels Sola 6 Fresnel LED lights and the Mono Flood, Bi-Focus and Low-profile Flood 1x1 LED production lights, as part of its move to HD news reporting and presentation. A major part of this project was the modernization of the 100 m2 studio used for the "Huomenta Suomi" ("Good Morning Finland") in Helsinki. Litepanels LEDs produce bright and soft 5600°K daylight. The Sola 6 consumes about a sixth of the energy of a conventional 650W tungsten spot. The light also foc...
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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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Lumileds introduced three new products in its LUXEON SunPlus Series of award winning LEDs for horticulture lighting. The LUXEON SunPlus Series is the only line of LEDs on the market to be tested and binned by photosynthetic photon fl... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics today announced two new additions to its chip-scale package (CSP) line-up: LM101B, a 1W-class mid-power LED, and LH231B, a 5W-class high-power LED. Built with enhanced CSP technology, the new LED packages deliver industry-l... READ MORE