2011-08-08

Philips Launches LED DayLight Running Lights for Vehicles

Recently,Philips Automotive Lighting North America has launched two new versions of its Daytime Running Light -- LED DayLight 8 and 4. According to the company, its LED DayLight 8 and 4 are equipped with Philips LUXEON(R) Rebel LEDs and are SAE and DOT compliant. Moreover, these stylish, energy efficient solutions are the slimmest DRL modules on the market. Both of them give vehicles a distinctive appearance setting the driver apart from the crowd. Philips DRLs substantially increase the visibility of the car to other drivers and pedestria...
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2011-08-02

Pets Corner Stores Saves Energy with LED Eco Lights

LED Eco Lights has made a deal to supply its recently-launched GoodlightTM range LED lighting for all new and existing Pets Corner stores throughout the UK. Pets Corner is a chain of premium quality pet stores occupying key niche locations nationwide. Currently, it operates 63 stores based in garden centres, supermarkets and owned sites. The company plans to achieve 200 stores and has scheduled openings of up to 15 stores each year. All new stores will be fitted with GoodlightTM LED lamps as part of the company’s wider green objectives which include bu...
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2011-08-01

40 Workers to be Laid off at the Philips Lighting Bath Plant

Sources come from Philips Lighting spokeswoman Sylvie Casanova informs that there are about 40 workers will be laid off at the Philips Lighting plant in Bath,begining in mid- to late August. Demand has dropped sharply for those type of lights, which cast a yellowish light. White lights such as LED and ceramic metal halide are now in demand.The entire high-pressure sodium product line will soon be phased out at the Bath plant. As a result,the jobs are being cut from a section of the plant that produces high-pressure sodium products used in street lights. And most of th...
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2011-08-01

Philips Indonesia Achieves 20 Percent Sales Growth in 2011

Reportedly, PT Philips Indonesia, a subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics, has seen a nearly 20 percent sales growth in 2011,which is around three times higher than Indonesia’s predicted GDP growth. The company’s president director, Rob Fletcher,pointed out that given the rapid expansion of many major cities across the country, mainly driven by the process of urbanization, Indonesia was among the most appealing markets for lighting products in Asia. “If the government can provide more electricity connections, we believe that we can increase the dis...
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2011-07-28

Future Lighting Solutions and Philips Lumileds Announce 2011 LUXEON® Road Show Schedule

Future Lighting Solutions and Philips Lumileds are pleased to announce free seminars throughout Asia, with overviews and demonstrations of illumination grade LEDs. These seminars will provide attendees with hands on demonstrations, and a chance to observe first hand the benefits and cost savings of these revolutionary innovations in lighting technology. Featured will be the new LUXEON A and LUXEON S, which have been hot tested and provide customers with “Freedom From Binning”. “The 2011 LUXEON RoadShow presentations are a great way...
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2011-07-28

Dialight Received General Services Administration Certification

Reportedly, Dialight has received a Federal Supply Schedule contract from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA),enabling federal government agencies to buy Dialight’s US-manufactured LED fixtures for industrial lighting and streetlight applications . Initially, Dialight’s industry leading indoor and outdoor LED lighting fixtures will be listed on Schedule 56: Buildings and Building Materials/Industrial Services and Supplies, which includes energy-saving supplies and related services. Dialight’s contract number is GS-07F-0664X,...
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2011-07-28

Instrument Systems Closes Business Year with Record Results

Specialist manufacturer of solutions for light measurement Instrument Systems GmbH has closed another business year very successfully. The company has continued to extend its market leadership in LED metrology. Sales for the business year completed in June 2011 rose by 112% to 21.9 million euros – after 10.3 million euros in the business year 2009/10. A number of major contracts were responsible for this success, including a contract from a leading brand manufacturer of PCs and consumer electronics. The products from Instrument Systems are a benchmark for precision,...
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2011-07-28

Compact Goniophotometer for Packaged LEDs and Small LED Modules

The compact LEDGON 100 Goniophotometer from Instrument Systems was specially developed for analysis of the spatial radiation patterns from individual LEDs and small LED modules. The entire hemisphere can be measured in the forward direction of the LED. The angular resolution of 0.1° means that exact measurement values can be obtained for narrow-angled LEDs with excellent reproducibility. Combined with a spectroradiometer from Instrument Systems, all spectral parameters, for example color coordinates or color temperature can be measured as a function of angle...
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2011-07-27

Philips LED Street Lights Help City of Boston for Energy Saving

City of Boston is under the process of replacing more than 14,000 mercury-vapor street and roadway luminaires with Philips Hadco's New RX1 and RX2 LEDs. The LED's are expected to save the city approximately 8.9 million kilowatt hours of energy each year, yielding a savings of about $1.1 million annually in the cost of electricity.  The project also coincides with the release of the City's updated climate action plan, "A Climate of Progress," which calls for reducing citywide greenhouse gas emissions 25-percent by 2020. The RX1 is ba...
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2011-07-26

Marl Recevied £2m LED Contract from Nokia Siemens

Recently, Marl International is reported to receive a £2m contract from  Nokia Siemens Networks to supply status indicator LEDs for cellular base stations for the European and Chinese markets. Marl will provide a custom LED assemble which can tolerate the high levels of EMI characteristic of this kind of system. Other adaptations include a custom lens. The contract was won in partnership with Marl’s German Distributor, JK Defence and the customised LEDs are being assembled by Marl in the UK at Ulverston....
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2011-07-22

Philips 75-watt-equivalent LED Bulb Costs $39.97

Royal Philips Electronics has rolled out a 17-watt LED bulb which equals to a 75-watt incandescent for $39.97 on HomeDepot.com. According to Philips, the 17-watt LED bulb uses 80 percent less electricity and lasts 24 times longer than the average incandescent. It has a lifespan of 25,000 hours, roughly the equivalent of 17 years of daily four-hour use, and a color temperature of 2,700, which is a warm yellow light similar to that of an incandescent bulb. Philips first unveiled the bulb, which is compatible to fit into any 75-watt incandescent socket, in May and announc...
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2011-07-21

Osram Opto Semiconductors's Super Low-profile Optical Touch Screens Thanks to Powerful Miniature LEDs

New infrared ChipLEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors for small and medium size touch displays Super low-profile and incredibly powerful – these are the demands that touch screens place on infrared components. And that’s no problem for the new ChipLED SFH 4053: Its tiny dimensions make it one of the smallest on the market. Combined with its high performance, the ChipLED is ideal for low-profile all-in-one computers and laptop displays. And the IRED is so small that it can be easily integrated in smartphones. Although optical touch screens are ava...
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2011-07-21

UK Council Installed Its First LED Street Lights

UK's first LED street lights are installed in Bath and North East Somerset Council at the Hicks Gate roundabout at the Bristol end of the Keynsham, Somerset. Previously, Bath and North East Somerset used 250 watt high pressure sodium lighting on the Hicks Gate roundabout. On June 10, they were replaced with the 169 watt LED lights, saving 40 per cent of its energy and a further 20 per cent due to the dimming technology. Each lamp contains more than 80 tiny bulbs, which have a life span of 60,000 hours or around 16 years when lit for 10 hours each day - f...
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2011-07-20

Luminus Devices CBM-380 Big Chip LED Supports for Philips Vari-Lite VLX Wash Luminaires

According to Luminus Devices, its CBM-380 color mix Big Chip LEDTM  powered Philips Vari-Lite VLX Wash luminaires , are at the heart of the replacement lighting rig recently installed at the iconic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The new rig not only need to replace the flood damaged rig, it also had to be flexible enough to light a wide variety of stage performances and TV broadcasts yet mobile enough to make the Opry’s seasonal move for their Winter Series performances. Luminus’ CBM-380 chip that is the solid-state light engine o...
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2011-07-19

austriamicrosystems Introduces Two LED driver ICs for LCD TV Application

austriamicrosystems has designed two new LED driver ICs for the latest LCD TVs. The new AS382x LED controller ICs are available as the 16-channel AS3820 and the 12-channel AS3821 to meet the needs of the most common architectures of both direct and edge-lit LED TVs. Both ICs feature ±0.2% channel-to-channel accuracy -- the highest accuracy available -- to guarantee the best possible light uniformity and picture quality. The ICs can be used for driving external power MOSFETs or, due to their unique base current error compensation, even driv...
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2011-07-19

Philips’s Two LED DayLight Solutions

Philips has launched two new Daytime Running Light (DRL) – LED DayLight 4 and 8 for drivers. According to the company, Philips DayLight modules automatically switch on when the engine starts, increasing the visibility of the car to other road users and pedestrians. They also have a low energy consumption compared to existing halogen headlamps.  LED DayLight 4 ensures high visibility for safer daytime driving, while the LED DayLight 8 offers motorists maximum visibility and premium design. Both are equipped with Philips LUXEON LEDs and...
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2011-07-18

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Adds to its TOPLED Black Series Portfolio

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has added three colors to its TOPLED Black Series 60° beam angle portfolio and now offers all five colors with a 30° beam angle. “This means that we have the broadest portfolio of ‘black’ LEDs on the market and can cover a wide range of applications”, said Product Manager Sven Weber. The LEDs are particularly suitable for monochromatic and multicolor displays, such as those in electronic  road signs, travel information displays, parking control systems and price information pillars at gas stations. T...
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2011-07-18

Obelux Launches World’s First High Intensity LED

The Finnish-based Obelux Ltd has designed the world’s first high intensity LED,delivering outstanding 600 000 candelas, to replace old Xenon technology on over 150 meter tall buildings and masts. Kuokkala water tower in Jyväskylä The new, groundbreaking high intensity LED light has the effective power of 200 000 candelas and it delivers total of 120 000 lumens,as well as provides over 10 years of reliable life....
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2011-07-18

Philips' LED Supports Malaysian Highway for Going Green

Recently, Philips has made a deal with the Malaysian government to light a 63.1-kilometre stretch of highway, including the roads leading to Subang Airport, the Federal Highway and Middle Ring Road 2, with its LED road-lighting technology. According to Philips Lighting's senior vice president and general manager for emerging markets Olivier Piccolin, switching to energy-efficient LED lighting systems for public infrastructure projects provided a triple-win proposition by improving safety and security, beautifying the landscape and reducing energy consumption. I...
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2011-07-15

Philips Eyes to LED-illuminated Wallpapers

According to Philips, there may be a promising future for ambient lighting in glowing walls, therefore the company has scheduled to wallpapers containing integrated LEDs. The luminous sound-absorbing textiles would glow in variety of colors to cater to he user's requirements. Philips is collaborating with customizable acoustic panels Denmark-based anufacturer Kvadrat Soft Cells to evelop the luminous wallpaper panels. Soft Cells acoustic panels are flexible and can be tailored to fit a wide variety of interiors. The Philips' LED illuminated texture wallpape...
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2011-07-14

Heraeus Design Optimization for SCB Substrates, LEDs, Fraunhofer

More light in the long run •    Junction temperature and thermal management of High Brightness LEDs (HMLEDs) optimized •    Fraunhofer Institute completes tests on substrates In close collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) Heraeus has continued to work on the design optimization of its SCB substrates for LEDs. Quite apart from the results already gained in the field of short duration LED applications, the focus this time was put on applications of a longer duration. ...
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2011-07-14

Osram Makes Progress on Green Laser Performance

Recently, Uwe Strauss from Osram Opto Semiconductors has demonstrated  the company’s improved green laser performance that are fabricated on the conventional plane of GaN,at the ninth International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors. According to Strauss , these lasers will target pico-projectors, where they can combine with red and blue equivalents to provide a lighting source with a small footprint that is free from a focusing element. Strauss introduce that the green source in a pico-projector producing a 100 lumen brightness must meet the requirements as...
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2011-07-14

Philips Lighting Experience Center to Show LED Application

Philips has formed it’s first Lighting Experience Center (LEC) in Asia, to show how light can be used in various urban environments. The center is located in Singapore,and is spread over 4,640 square feet ,targeting to how light can be optimized in outdoor areas and retail environments.
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2011-07-14

Dialight’s L-864 LED Red Beacon for Hazardous Locations Application

Dialight has designed its fourth-generation LED-based L-864 Red Medium Intensity Beacon certified for Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations use. In contrast to traditional Xenon and incandescent units for lighting chimney stacks, cooling towers or wind turbines in hazardous locations, the Class I, Div 2 L-864 Red Beacon at just under 9 inches high and weighing only 20 pounds, offers significantly less wind load and is highly resistant to shock and vibration. Operating at just 20 watts, the L-864 is more than 90 percent more efficient than incandescent technology...
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2011-07-13

Ireland-based Tyndall National Institute Forms InfiniLED

Reportedly, Ireland’s Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock T.D., has set up InfiniLED Ltd of Cork, Ireland, a spin-off from Tyndall National Institute, UCC (University College Cork), as a development and production company for next-generation LEDs. InfiniLED is based on Micro LED (µLED) technology invented by a team of researchers led by Brian Corbett in the III-V Materials and Devices group of Tyndall National Institute, supported and funded by Enterprise Ireland (EI). With free-standing gallium nitride (G...
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2011-07-07

Aixtron CRIUS II-L Sets a New Benchmark for MOCVD Reactor

Currently, with the introduction of the new CRIUS II-L, which Aixtron considered as  the world's largest capacity MOCVD reactor,the company sets a new benchmark for MOCVD reactor capacity, throughput and LED production cost. the new Aixtron CRIUS II-L is based on the already market proven CRIUS II platform which was introduced in 2010,and it’s now available with a 16x4 inch or 69x2 inch capacity. As with previous generations, the CRIUS II-L reactor is based on the Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) concept, which as a key...
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2011-07-05

Philips Supports Germany's 'Green Hospital Program'

Currently, Royal Philips Electronics is supporting the 'Green Hospital Program' at Asklepios Clinics and its partner companies,according to German hospital operator Asklepios Kliniken GmbH. The 'Green Hospital Program' is based on three core areas: Responsibility for the environment, preventative medicine, ecological use of energy in new constructions and the renovation of clinics. It’s said that lighting costs have comprised a quarter of all energy consumption expenses in a hospital, but many hospitals are still fitted with outdated lighting s...
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2011-07-05

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Featured Hella Lighting

As as a major supplier of automotive lighting, Hella has installed all-new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle features front and rear exterior lighting, including headlamps, fog lamps, front side markers, tail lamps, rear reflex reflectors, and a center high mounted stop lamp (CHMSL). The headlamps were designed by Hella's engineering team in the Czech Republic.Hella will be providing halogen and HID versions of the headlamp for the American and European markets. Hella's system also uses LED technology to generate the daytime running lamp and position-light functions...
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2011-07-05

LED Lights Helps Covent Garden Market Reduce Cost

Currently, lighting costs have tumbled  84% in areas of Covent Garden Market where new LED lights have been installed by two small London companies including Ecopower Inc. and Stein Industries Inc. in April. The EcoStein LED Lighting System from Ecopower Inc.has been installed on the second floor of Covent Garden and will be extended to retail areas of the first floor. And Stein Industries Inc.has partnered it to produce the system. The EcoStein system has an automatic "daylight harvesting" system that uses sensors to raise or lower light...
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2011-07-05

Siltronic Partneres with imec on Next-Gen Power Semiconductors and LEDs Development

Recently, hyperpure silicon wafers  manufacturer Siltronic AG has signed an agreement with the Belgian nano-electronics research institute imec on the development of silicon wafers with a gallium nitride layer as partner of imec’s GaN-on-Si industrial affiliation program (IIAP). According to the agreement, the two companies target to enable production of solid-state lighting such as LEDs and power semiconductors of the next generation on 200 mm silicon wafers. Siltronic can draw on decades of experience in epitaxial deposition of materials on silicon substra...
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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