2011-09-16

Aixtron Slashed 2011 Sales Guidance

Source inform that Aixtron, has slashed its sales guidance for 2011 and reduced its order backlog by €100 million, based on talks with its Asian customers revealed increasing macro-economic concerns. Previously, Aixtron’s target was  €800 million-€900 million.However, it now expects to post sales of between €600 million and €650 million. With the average cost of a piece of MOCVD kit around €2-2.5 million, the new guidance suggests that Aixtron has cut its shipment expectations for 2011 by as many as one hundreds units. It may has a...
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2011-09-08

Philips Launches UrbanScape and MetroScape Outdoor LED Luminaires for Cities and Municipalities

Philips has added new UrbanScape and MetroScape to the broad line-up of its outdoor LED luminaires which offer cities and municipalities sustainable, energy-efficient solutions with all the benefits of Philips LUXEON high-power LEDs. According to Philips, UrbanScape and MetroScape offer flexible solutions that can reduce energy consumption by 40-60 percent over High Intensity Discharge  alternatives and provide a rated life of 100,000 hours. UrbanScape is designed to create a fresh modern and minimalistic look for urban projects. And MetroScape is a...
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2011-09-06

Europe Starts Banning Inefficient 60 watt Light Bulbs from 1 September 2011

Sources imform that Europe’s households have set off widely banning inefficient 60 watt light bulbs from 1 September 2011. The inefficient 60 watt light bulbs are being taken place of compact fluorescent light bulbs ( CFLs ) and light emitting diode lamps ( LEDs ). Halogen lights will remain on the shelves but are only marginally more efficient than incandescent bulbs. Europeans will be able to choose lamps which are at least 75% more efficient than old light bulbs and last at least seven times longer. According to Greenpeace EU energy policy adviser Frauke T...
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2011-09-05

TRG Should Fined € 5,000 for Nichia’s White LED Claims

It’s said that The Republic Group Handelsvertretung GmbH (TRG) has been demanded to pay € 5,000 for not complying with Nichia. Date back to January 18, 2011,the District Court Düsseldorf in Germany ordered TRG to comply with Nichia’s claims upon TRG’s acknowledgement. According to the court, TRG was requested to cease and desist from offering for sale, placing on the market or using, or importing or possessing for any of the aforesaid purposes in Germany regarding specific white LED products covered by Nichia’s YAG p...
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2011-09-05

New Philips Daylight Solution for Commercial Vehicles

Reportedly, Philips has developed its new daylight solution to increase the visibility of commercial vehicles, thereby ensuring safer driving during the day and at night. This introduction anticipates European legislation prescribing that all new trucks and buses – over 33 million – must be equipped with dedicated Daytime Running Lights (DRL) from August 2012 onwards. Philips LED MasterLife Daylight 8 offers a high-value DRL solution for commercial vehicles already on the road, and enables drivers to benefit from the increased safety of DRL right now...
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2011-09-01

Crosstalk? No Problem! Combined proximity and ambient light sensor for straightforward and flexible design

A new hybrid sensor of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors eases the installation of proximity and ambient light sensor technology in smartphones and similar devices. The sensor combines emitter and detector and it is designed to eliminate crosstalk in many applications. Suppressing this effect normally requires large efforts. For the first time, designers are also able to adapt the sensitivity of the ambient light sensor to the transparency of various smartphone covers. The digital sensor SFH 7773 detects objects up to a distance of 15 cm and simultaneously measures the intensity of...
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2011-08-31

OSRAM's New OLED Lighting Pilot Production Line is Now on Line

OSRAM announced that they have launched their new OLED lighting pilot production line in Regensburg, Germany. The company says that they invested about 20 million euros on this project so far (originally they estimated that the total investment in the research and production center at Regensburg will reach 50 million euros). OSRAM says that the new pilot production line will enable them to double the brightness of the OLEDs and to enhance the durability (they probably mean Lifetime) and efficiency. It will also enable them to produce transparent OLEDs, altho...
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2011-08-25

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors presents the smallest infrared LED in the 1-Watt class

The IR OSLON SFH 4715S of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is today’s smallest infrared LED with more than one Watt optical power. The device measures only 3.75 x 3.75 mm² and therefore facilitates very compact illumination units for CMOS and CCD cameras. OSRAM’s nanostack chip technology and a temperature stable OSLON Black Series package paved the way for the record-breaking high performance device. The infrared OSLON typically provides 1070 mW optical power at 1 A operating current, and it features a typical thermal resistanc...
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2011-08-16

Dialight Introduces Prism® CBI® and Micro LED® SMD LED

Lately, Dialight has introduced its innovative Prism® CBI® indicators and Micro LED® SMD LED product line, which are available in storage servers, switches, routers, telecommunications equipment and infrastructure products. Dialight’s Prism indicators feature the industry’s only SMD indicator series designed to survive 260°C peak reflow temperature and provide the aesthetic appeal of a diffused lens for enhanced viewing. Since the products are compatible with automated pick-and-place equipment and eliminate the necessity of wave solder...
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2011-08-15

Impress Sees the Light with LEDs

Impress Media Australia has slashed more than $500 from its annual power bill by replacing 80 fluorescent globes and tubes with LED lighting at its office. The lighting overhaul also eliminates the need to regularly clamber up and down stepladders to change light globes as LED lights are predicted to last for 50,000 hours each – that’s more than 24 years of 40-hour working weeks! While LEDs have replaced incandescent and fluorescent bulbs for many uses, such as traffic lights, flashlights and reading lamps in recent, the availability of compact fluorescent bul...
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2011-08-10

UK morning show wakes up to ETC Selador® LED lighting

When Daybreak, a UK TV ‘breakfast show,’ was launched at the end of last year, it was with a flourish. Not only did the station spend a great deal of money enticing stars from other channels but they knew the set needed to look great.   The studio, on the south bank of London’s River Thames, has windows on three sides, facing iconic St Paul’s Cathedral. In the winter it’s dark out when Daybreak comes on air at 6:00am, but gradually it gets brighter (until full sunlight potentially streams through the windows) by the program’s end at ...
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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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Acuity Brands announced Olessence™ luminaires by Peerless®, a new high-performance architectural linear suspended lighting solution for commercial and professional office spaces. Olessence luminaires balance OLED and LED... READ MORE

The robust TALEXXmodule RLE OTD EXCITE 2x4/ 2x8 HP high-performance modules stand for a durable lighting system which, thanks to an efficiency of up to 161 lm/W and 4 kV overvoltage protection, offers impressive performance both in o... READ MORE