2011-04-19

The Munich-based Solarschmiede GmbH presents its Warranty Check at the Intersolar Europe for the first time

The new service of Solarschmiede GmbH covers assembly and product defects as well as reduced output of a solar power plant during the entire warranty period. The warranty check includes the final plant inspection on location and the laboratory investigaion of individual modules. The result will enable plant operators to enforce claims upon manufacturers and installers before the warranty service period expires. Until now, final plant inspections have only been conducted directly after the commissioning. “Trust is good, but control better! The experience we have gained from ...
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2011-04-19

Philips Lighting Reported Its LED Revenue

Reportedly, Royal Philips Electronics’ revenue from Packaged LEDs and solid-state lighting products has kept a solid growth curve in the first quarter of the year. According to Philips, overall, its first quarter sales of €5.26 billion ($7.48 billion) were up 6% on the same period last year, with its lighting division contributing €1.90 billion to that total after rising by a similar amount. Over the past 12 months, sales of packaged LEDs have played an important role in revenue growth. Philips said that LED components accounted for 7% of its lighting di...
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2011-04-14

Osram’s LEDs Lights up Near-desert Conditions of Ningxia

Currently, Osram Opto Semiconductors’s OSLON SSL LEDs have been installed in solar-powered street lamps to stand up to the harsh near-desert climate conditions of Ningxia, China. The 174 new street lamps line the 2.6km of Da Xue Road in Shizhuishan City. Due to the city is close to the Gobi Desert, with an average of 28 days of fine weather per month and great temperature difference between day and night, the local government has decided to use solar energy to power the new street lamps.  According to Xin-jun Dang, managing director of street-lam...
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2011-04-12

DSTA is Striking out on New Paths to Provide Safety Solutions for Pedestrian Road Crossings and opts for LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

With the help of "Light Line", a warning light installed in the pavement, crossing the road becomes safer for pedestrians: in parallel to the switch function for the traffic light, "Light Line" uses a red or green signal to show whether the street can be crossed without danger or not. The warning light was developed by DSTA, a Spanish company that designs and manufacture LED solutions for traffic, lighting and transports. The signals in the various colors are provided by light emitting diodes from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. Particularly at less b...
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2011-04-08

Stable Performance in Extreme Conditions Enabled by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors LED

LED street lighting can be applied in various conditions and that is why the application is replacing traditional lighting fixtures rapidly. In the extreme weather conditions of Ningxia, a central province close to Mongolia, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ OSLON SSL LEDs have been installed in solar powered street lamps. These LED lamps withstand the challenging near desert climate and provide stable performance and uniform illumination, fulfilling the requirements set out by the city and its planners. The 174 new street lamps line the 2.6km of Da Xue Road...
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2011-04-08

Barco LED Video Wall Received Red Dot Award

Barco’s coolest LED video wall, OL-521 LED display cub has win red dot award for outstanding design . With the OL's space-saving cube design and small footprint, while providing the brightest and warmest colors on the display thanks to novel technologies such as liquid cooling, Barco strand out from as many as 4,443 products  came from about 1,700 companies worldwide which were judged by a jury of 36 renowned experts. Barco's OL-521 is a LED-lit, rear-projection display cube designed for fixed video wall installations in command centers and control...
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2011-04-06

Dialight First LED Fixture Designed for Low-Bay Applications

Dialight has launched new DuroSite™ LED Low Bay Fixture, its first LED luminaire designed for maintenance-free, high-quality light with minimal glare for superb visibility in parking decks, garages, cold storage and other applications under 25-foot mounting height. Delivering up to 75 lumens per watt at just 80 watts total power consumption, the DuroSite LED Low Bay ensures at least 50 percent energy savings over HID sources. Available in both cool white and neutral white versions for improved visibility, the Dialight LED Low Bay emits very little hea...
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2011-04-06

A Patent Cross License Agreement Between Cree and Osram

Recently, Cree and Osram have signed a patent cross-license agreement on both parties in the fields of blue LED chip technology, white LEDs and phosphors, packaging, LED luminaires and lamps, and LED lighting control systems. Plus, Cree also announced a similar broad cross-license agreement with Philips and has existing patent agreements with Nichia and Toyoda Gosei regarding LED technology.  ...
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2011-04-06

TU Eindhoven Ordered Aixtron MOCVD System

It’s reported that the University of Technology (TU) Eindhoven in the Netherlands has ordered a Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) system in a 3x2-inch wafer configuration from Aixtron SE. The system will be used for the growth of GaAs- and InP-based nanowire structures as well as for nitrides and silicon compounds. TU Eindhoven placed the order in the fourth quarter of 2010. After delivery of the system in the third quarter of 2011, the local Aixtron SE support team will install and commission the new reactor in the state-of-the-art clean-room facility wi...
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2011-03-31

PARC Orders AIXTRON CCS MOCVD System for InGaAlN Lasers and Light Emitting Devices

AIXTRON SE announced today a new order for a Close Coupled Showerhead® (CCS) MOCVD system from PARC, a Xerox company, in Palo Alto, CA, USA. The system will include the full set of advanced features such as the in-situ multichannel pyrometer ARGUS, high temperature growth, and gap adjustment for optimum (Al)GaN conditions in a wide pressure range. Placed in the fourth quarter of 2010, the order is for a CCS system capable of operation in the 3x2-inch configuration. After delivery in the second quarter of 2011, the system will be used for t...
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2011-03-31

Dialight Vigilant™ Series LED Beacon Clears Stringent NAV CANADA Testing for Low EMI Interference

New CL-864 / L-864 Red LED Beacon Emits Zero Detectable Interference in Testing for Improved Reliability and Safety in Aircraft Navigation Communications Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, announced today that its newest Vigilant™ Series CL-864 / L-864 LED Red Obstruction Beacon, has been qualified through rigorous testing by NAV CANADA, the country’s civil air navigation services provider, for its ultra-low electromagnetic interference (EMI) in communication tower applications. ...
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2011-03-31

Aluwave Raises 10 million SEK in New Capital for Expansion in the Field of Customised LED-modules

Lighting company Aluwave is planning to further expand its market share in the area of designing and supplying customised LED-modules. Funding has been raised from Almi Invest Västsverige, K-Svets Ventures and Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund. Mölndal based Aluwave aims to reinforce its position as a leader in customised lighting solutions based on LED technology on the Scandinavian market. - We expect to increase our turnover this year to 25 million SEK. The increase comes primarily from the areas of general lighting, technical lighting and increased exp...
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2011-03-30

Philips New Jump LED Luminaire Wins Red Dot Design Award

Reportedly, Philips has received Red Dot product design and product innovation awards for its Jump luminaire from Philips Ledalite.   Jump is a high performance direct luminaire. Featuring Philips Ledalite's unique LEDLOGIQ design approach, Jump uses MesoOptics holographic nanotechnology, which makes spaces more visually appealing by optimally blending light and color, controlling high angle glare and creating a precise batwing distribution. In addition, Jump offers state-of-the-art sustainable technologies such as Response, an integrated daylight harve...
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2011-03-30

Philips Lumileds Set up a New standard of LED Performance with LUXEON S

Philips Lumileds has set up a new standard of LED Performance on Hot Testing and Binning, and Freedom From Binning with its recently developed product LUXEON S. At 85°C which is the typical junction temperatures in an actual application, the company can provide accurate information about how LUXEON S will perform in the application. Expecially, from a color perspective, it completely removes the need to understand, calculate, and adjust for color shift over temperature because the LED is already specified at the use temperature. With LUXEON...
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2011-03-29

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Releases "LED Fundamentals" Website

According to OSRAM Opto Semiconductors , it has released a new section within its LED Light Site www.ledlight.osram-os.com - "LED Fundamentals," which is dedicated to providing instruction and educational tutorials on a range of subjects from LED lighting applications to LED system design considerations, and with a special focus on engineering discipline for thermal, optical and electrical applications. LED Fundamentals is an expansion of OSRAM Opto's existing LED Light Site, which serves as the leading source of LED information, reso...
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2011-03-29

Philips Electronics Plans to Strengthen Its India Market

It’s said that Philips Electronics has re-worked its strategy for India to solidify the market leader in lighting products and in particular to boost medical equipment and home products such as shavers, juicers and mixers. Currently, lighting products have over 50% shares in the company's revenues, while the consumer lifestyle and medical equipment segments together account for the rest. For lighting products, it plans to give major sales thrust to next generation LED  lights across India, which includes promotions in around 600,000 villages along with residentia...
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2011-03-24

Optimize High-Power LEDs with Heraeus IAMS Thick-Film Technology

By Anita LaFond, Senior Editorial Manager, Constructive Communication, Inc. As demand for LED (light emitting diode) luminaries continues to grow, new thermal management technologies are allowing manufacturers to produce LEDs that have higher light output and longer lifespan. LEDs offer many advantages including low energy consumption, long service life (bulbs can last up to 40,000 hours or more), and environmental safety (they contain no mercury). The disadvantages of LEDs, such as higher prices than incandescent or fluorescent lighting, will dissipate as new man...
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2011-03-24

Nichia's White LEDs Patent Infringement Lawsuit is Acknowledged

Reportedly, The Republic Group Handelsvertretung GmbH and Mouser Electronics, Inc. (“Mouser”) have acknowledged Nichia's claims in a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany at the District Court Düsseldorf against German distributors for certain products of Harvatek, and stopped selling the infringing products. As previously announced, in the lawsuits on November 10, 2010, Nichia claims that two different Harvatek white LED products (serial numbers HT-V116TW and HT-U158TW) sold by those distributors infringe Nichia YAG patent (EP...
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2011-03-24

GreeNavs Built LED-armature with Built in Motion Detector

Overview The new LED-armature (called LEDESIA) is wall/ceiling mounted for general lightning. Due to it’s diffuser it spreads the light evenly in the hole room. The armature is connected directly to 230VAC and dimmable through a 1-10V control-bus.  LEDESIA uses 14W at full power, this is equal (in light) to one 60W bulb, 2x11W or 1x22W fluorescent light. Through the 1-10V the armature is dimmable down to 1W. The focus has been on creating an armature that is quick and easy to install, having a very strong good quality of light (over 90 C...
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2011-03-23

Philips Lumileds Introduces New LUXEON H LED

Philips Lumileds has added its first high voltage emitter, LUXEON H. to its LUXEON LED portfolio. LUXEON H. is driven directly with rectified AC voltage rather than constant DC current. This high voltage architecture maximizes space for additional thermal management, permitting an increase in the thermal limit for even the smallest bulbs. The 50 Volt LUXEON H flexibly supports both 110V and 240V solutions. And two color temperatures are available, 2700K and 3000K, with typical CRIs of 83. Typical flux is 84 lumens and 90 lumens respectively ...
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2011-03-22

Oxford Instruments Received Orders from Optogan Group

Oxford Instruments has received multi-system order of its etch and deposition systems from HBLED Manufacturer, Optogan Group. These etch and deposition systems include PlasmaPro System133 ICP and PlasmaPro 800Plus RIE etch systems, and a PlasmaPro 800Plus deposition system. The PlasmaPro System133 process tool offers up to 27 x 2" batch etch capability for GaN on Sapphire wafers, while the PlasmaPro 800Plus tools are a flexible solution for plasma etching and deposition processes on large wafer batches of up to 43 x 2" wafers, in a compact ...
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2011-03-17

Beiji Haotian Technology Upgrades Power LED Epi Capacity with AIXTRON G4 and G5 Systems

AIXTRON SE today announced an order for MOCVD reactors from new customer Beiji Haotian Technology Co., Ltd. The order for a total of five systems comprises two AIX 2800G4 HT deposition systems in the 42x2-inch configuration and three AIX G5 HT deposition systems in the 56x2-inch configuration. The Jiangsu, China-based company placed the order during the second quarter of 2010 and following delivery between the first and second quarter of 2011, the systems will be used for production of power chip LEDs. The local AIXTRON support team will commi...
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2011-03-15

From the OSRAM laboratory: efficiency record for warm white

Peak values right on the Planckian curve OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has set a new laboratory record of 142 lm/W for the efficiency of a warm white LED light source. With a correlated color temperature (CCT) of 2755 K the LED achieves a good color rendering index (CRI) of 81. Measurements were taken under standard conditions: room temperature and pulsed mode at an operating current density of 350 mA/mm². Bright warm white light with high efficiency is particularly important for lighting applications in the residential sector. The laboratory setup for a wa...
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2011-03-15

Optronik Berlin GmbH Takes off

Subsidiary of Instrument Systems closes year with major success Optronik Berlin GmbH has been owned by Instrument Systems GmbH since January 2010 and the company can now reflect on a successful first year under the new management. Once more, Asian markets including China proved to be the growth drivers in 2010, and increasingly also South-east Asia. Landmark successes included supplying the leading standards and research institute SIRIM Berhad/Malaysia, the National Vehicle Test Center in Bekaski – an agency of the Indonesian Transport Ministry &n...
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2011-03-15

Philips Lumileds Improved the Capacity of SnapLED

Philips Lumileds has made an improvement on SnapLED, the automotive industry’s most widely used LED for signaling application. Engineers from Philips Lumileds have raised junction temperature to 135°C, highest in the industry for a mid-power LED, and narrowed color binning to levels imperceptible by the human eye, dual-binned for drive current to simplify the design process and make it easier to meet critical regulation requirements, and implemented a new Multi-Environment Over Stress Test (MEOST) regimen to ensure SnapLED is the most reliable autom...
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2011-03-11

Barco Showed the First 2Kx2K ISIS Main Display with LED Backlights for Air Traffic Control

Recently, Barco has been proudly showcased its first 2Kx2K main display with replaceable LED backlights for Air Traffic Control at ATC Global 2011, from 8 to 10 March 2011. The 2Kx2K LCD display is capable of saving up to 20% power while offering a standard stabilized brightness of 240 cd/m² and remaining dimmable to 3 cd/m², resulting in enhanced user comfort in both dark and natural light environments. The display features an open system environment and has been improved with an additional level of redundancy, as it comprises four independent trays wit...
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2011-03-10

The CRP – Gabriel Lippmann from Luxembourg and AIXTRON explore novel markets with advanced polymer thin films

The Centre de Recherche Public (CRP) - Gabriel Lippmann, the leading research institute in Nanotechnologies in Luxembourg, and AIXTRON SE announced  the start of a cooperation agreement. The main goal of the new project is the mutual development of advanced polymer materials focusing on establishing a wide range of processes that contribute to the fabrication of advanced organic/inorganic materials. The technological platform in this 3-year cooperative project is AIXTRON´s Polymer Vapor Phase Deposition technology (PVPD™) for the depos...
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2011-03-09

SafeSite® Series LED Linear Fixture Certified for Groups A,B,C,D and Boasts T5 Rating

Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, announced that its new SafeSite® Series LED Linear Fixture has achieved certification to the Class I, Div 2 standard for use in hazardous locations. Engineered specifically to replace linear fluorescent lighting fixtures, the new SafeSite Linear Class I, Div 2 product is designed to provide superior visibility, optimum energy efficiency and low-cost maintenance for any location where there is a potential of flammable gases or vapors present, even under extreme conditions. &ldquo...
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2011-03-09

LED Advertising Light-boxes with 90% Maintenance Cost Reduction Five Years of Proven Record with OSRAM’s Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ LEDs are in the spotlight again. When the advertising light-boxes in Singapore’s Changi Airport were to switch away from fluorescent T8 tubes under REVOLITE’s energy saving program, OSRAM’s Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs were chosen to be the light source by REVOLITE, the renowned LED back-light application expertise. It was found that over the last five years, after replacing the old tubes and installing REVOLITE’s Dio™ back-lit lightbox system with these LEDs, maintenance ...
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2011-03-08

Finisar Corporation purchases AIXTRON MOCVD technology for next generation VCSEL production

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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