2011-06-01

Aalberts Industries Targets to LED Market through Lamers’ Sales Channels

Reportedly, Aalberts Industries N.V. has signed an agreement with the Air Liquide group to buy out 100% of the shares of Dutch based firm Lamers High Tech Systems B.V. (Lamers) in the Netherlands subject to antitrust clearance. It’s said that since 1984, Lamers has been active in the development, engineering, manufacturing, assembling, testing and qualification of systems for control and distribution of high purity gases and chemicals. The systems are used in photolithography systems supplied to the semiconductor industry and MOCVD equipment supplied to the L...
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2011-05-31

OSRAM Extends its LED Product Portfolio in the Low-power Range (< 1 W)

Uniform illumination in linear and flat lighting solutions The new product family in the low-power range from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors starts with Duris E 3. The small dimensions and wide beam angle of these new LEDs make them ideal for applications that require uniform illumination. These highly efficient LEDs can be used as replacements for conventional fluorescent lamps in T5 or T8 luminaires for example. Duris E 3 has been designed specifically for applications that call for uniform distribution of light, high efficiency and low procurement costs. The main ...
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2011-05-23

Philips Invested EUR 40 million in Aachen OLED Facility

Recently, Royal Philips Electronics have poured EUR 40 million to increase its production capacity for OLED-based lighting at its facility in Aachen, Germany, to support the rapid growth of Philips’ OLED business, with increased availability of Philips OLED modules for high-end design lighting applications for decorative and ambience creation purposes. This additional capacity at Philips’ OLED facility in Aachen is expected to be available in 2012. In addition, Philips also recently opened its Lumiblade Creative Lab in Aachen, inviting li...
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2011-05-20

AIXTRON Received Samsung’s G5 HT MOCVD Planetary Reactor Orders

Recently, AIXTRON has received a large multiple order of its G5 HT MOCVD Planetary Reactor for the industry standard LED production platform from Samsung LED. The new systems will be installed within this year at Samsung’s latest state-of-the-art production facility and be used for volume production of HB blue and white GaN-based LEDs for television back-light units and LED lamps for solid-state lighting applications. Samsung LED has been using AIX 2800G4 HT GaN MOCVD systems for several years. Following successful commission...
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2011-05-17

Philips Launches First EnduraLED A21 17-watt Light Bulb Replacement for the 75-watt

Reportedly, Philips will show off the world’s first EnduraLED A21 17-watt light bulb replacement for the 75-watt light bulb t the LIGHTFAIR® International tradeshow, May 17-19, 2011. Asidesfrom the replacement of 75-watt incandescent light bulb, the EnduraLED A21 17-watt is the latest addition to Philips’ comprehensive portfolio of LED bulbs that can replace traditional incandescents including 25W and 40W equivalents, as well as the ENERGY STAR-qualified Philips EnduraLED 12.5-watt bulb. Those specifications call for deliver...
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2011-05-16

British Company Helps Sri Lanka Go Green

Reportedly, Carbon Futures , Hong Kong-based British company, plans to introduce LED lighting to Sri Lanka for the replacement of even compact fluorescent lights. According to Anthony Arman, Managing Director of Carbon Futures, the two-member team of British experts headed by him has already informed the Sri Lankan government agencies they are ready to assist in addressing the country’s carbon emission reduction policies, by advising them on the most equitable pathway to realizing significant additional revenue streams, whilst achieving full compliance with exis...
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2011-05-12

Dialight Launches New 4”x6” LED Low Beam Headlamp

Dialight has launched its new LED Low Beam 4”x6” Headlamp to its growing line of SAE/DOT approved LED lighting products for mass transit busses and commercial vehicles. the Dialight Low Beam Headlamp  is made in the USA Exact-fit replacement for conventional low-beam units uses 70% less energy than incandescents and one-third the energy of the leading LED competitor in its class. It operates at less than 14 watts. Where typical conventional headlamps require replacement about once every nine months, the Dialight unit offers a life expectan...
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2011-05-11

A New LED Concept from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Achieves 30 Percent Greater Luminous Efficacy with a High Color Rendering Index

“Brilliant-Mix” LED concept for warm white feel-good light Warm white light with a high luminous efficacy (110 lm/W) and a color rendering index (CRI) of more than 90 are the result of the new “Brilliant-Mix” concept from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. The intelligent color mix based on powerful OSLON SSL LEDs in EQ-White and Amber covers a broad white spectrum from 2700 to 4000 K. Depending on the required luminous flux, a different number of these LEDs can be combined to produce warm white feel-good light of high quality that w...
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2011-05-10

Seoul Semiconductor Defends Philips Patent Infringement

Recently, Seoul Semiconductor has initiated two actions asserting claims of patent infringement against Philips which was filed in Germany in March and in Korea in May, individually. The Korean company respects the intellectual property rights of others and believes that its products do not infringe Philips' patents. As a result, Seoul Semiconductor intends to vigorously defend the U.S. patent infringement action brought by Philips that is limited to a handful of Seoul Semiconductor products. Seoul Semiconductor holds thousands of patents worldwide directed ...
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2011-05-10

ETC Selador Lustr® LEDs Illuminate Historic Royal Wedding Dresses

An exhibition of historic bridal dresses just got the royal treatment – lit by ETC’s Selador® Lustr LED luminaires. The priceless dresses date to 1816 and were recently on display in Kensington Palace, London, ahead of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) chose London-based production company Entec Sound & Light to supply the lighting design and equipment for the limited-time showing, opened briefly to leading news media for global coverage. Entec’s Richard Lambert employed the Lustr® wh...
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2011-05-06

Digital Lumens LEDs to Entry into Europe Market

Digital Lumens has intended to sell its high-efficiency LED lighting systems in Europe, as the next step in Digital Lumens' strategy to make its solution available around the world. The company’s products have been certified by CE listing to meet requirements for safety, health, environment and consumer protection in Europe. It also identified French firm LED-Solution LibertyLum as a reseller partner for the products. According to the company, it can cut energy cost by as much as 90 percent with its technology. Additionally, the systems combine LED...
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2011-05-04

Instrument Systems Launches Large Integrating Sphere for Testing SSL Light Sources

1.9 meter integrating sphere for measuring total radiant power and luminous flux The ISP 2000 from Instrument Systems is the latest pioneering development launched by the leading manufacturer of light measurement systems worldwide. This integrating sphere has been specifically designed with a diameter of 1.9 meters to facilitate precise measurement of total radiant power and luminous flux at lamps, luminaires and large LED modules. The ISP 2000 is the largest member of the well-established family of premium integrating spheres produced by Instrument Systems. It incorpo...
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2011-04-29

LUXEON LEDs Provides New Lighting Solution for High Quality Illumination

Philips Lumileds has introduced new lighting solution for its LUXEON LEDs, which supplies an approach to efficient, high quality illumination with white as well as royal blue LEDs for remote phosphor solutions. Illumination Grade LUXEON LEDs providing high quality illumination in white light by a broad selection of CRI and CCT combinations, high efficacy at operating temperatures (Tj 85°C), superior light output at operating temperatures, uniform color throughout the beam, LED to LED consistency, minimal or no color shift at operating conditions,...
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2011-04-28

Switch Lighting 75 Watt Equivalent Warm White LED Replacement Bulb

Switch Lighting has introduced its new 75 watt equivalent warm white LED replacement bulb for the replacement of incandescent and CFL lighting in residential and commercial applications. With "City of Light"TM technology, the bulb creates a self-cooling environment inside, allowing maximum brightness with fewer LEDs. Switch is designing their LED bulbs to meet Cradle to Cradle? principles-continuously and cost-effectively recovering all materials from the used light bulbs and safely biodegrading or recycling them. Because of the unique cooling system...
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2011-04-25

A New Colour-changing Remote Controlled LED Bulb

There is a new colour-changing remote controlled LED bulb with 16 colour combinations and 4 separate lighting effects, which you can control the ambience of your room with the click of a button – from chilled-out phasing glow to at-home strobe disco without even leaving the comfort of your armchair. Besides, due to its powerful 6 watt glow – standard LED bulbs clock in at 4.5 watts – it’s bright enough for use as an overhead light. with a life expectancy of over 50,000hours, you can be pretty sure your bulb won’t croak it in the middle of a mood-en...
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2011-04-25

Philips Released Its First Quarter Results for 2011

Philips has released its first quarter results for 2011, and LED-based sales played a important role with 27 per cent compared to the first quarter in 2010 - representing 14 per cent of total lighting sales. LED components accounted for 7 per cent of the lighting division’s total revenues of €7.6 billion - approximately €530 million - over the period, which represents an increase of approximately 50 per cent compared with the previous year. Philips sales of LED-based lamps and luminaires accounted for approximately €600 million in revenues over the pas...
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2011-04-22

Aixtron CRIUS II Supports Taiwan Chi Mei for GaN LED Manufacturing

Aixtron’s latest Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) MOCVD platform system, the CRIUS II, has supported the Chi Mei Group for mass production, outperforming expectations as to process stability, uniformity, and throughput. Chi Mei has installed the 55x2-inch wafer configuration CCS CRIUS II and became the first customer in Taiwan to receive this new system. The CRIUS II can easily be tuned to the optimum performance and can further be converted from 2- to 4-, 6-inch or larger wafer size production. Compared to the CRIUS, the CRIUS ...
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2011-04-22

Philips Lumileds Launched Its Latest Illumination Grade LED LUXEON A

Newly, Philips Lumileds has launched its latest illumination grade LED LUXEON A which reduces the engineering effort required for new solutions and delivers Freedom From Binning. LUXEON A shares the LUXEON Rebel ES platform and footprint and incorporates a 2 square millimeter thin film flip chip and Lumiramic phosphor technology to deliver the highest quality of light at 2700K and 3000K with very high efficacy and light output. All LUXEON A LEDs are hot-tested and specified at a junction temperature of 85°C that represents real-world o...
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2011-04-22

Philips Welcomes Trilux as Licensee for LED Luminaire Program Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX: PHI) and Trilux GmbH announced that they have entered into a license agreement allowing Trilux to access Philips’ patent portfolio as made available in the Philips LED Luminaire licensing program. “We are very pleased that Trilux has joined our licensing program. Philips believes that sharing its LED lighting solutions through licensing will accelerate the adoption of LED lighting and foster the growth of the LED industry”, said Arian Duijvestijn, General Manager Lighting at Philips Intellectual Property...
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2011-04-21

AUDI's Tower Decorated by LED Lightings

AUDI's a 22-meter Trazzi tower is decorated with LEDs featuring 16 million different colors. Designed by Italian architect Luca Trazzi, the tower was constructed during the Milan LED light festival of 2010.The structure was build with solar cells that absorb sunlight by day in order to power up the 16 million variations of LED light that could be emitted by night.  ...
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2011-04-21

OSRAM Announced the Addition of Its SYLVANIA Fixture

Reportedly, OSRAM SYLVANIA has scheduled the addition of a comprehensive portfolio of energy-efficient lighting fixtures for commercial and residential use.   As the latest expansion of the company's solid state lighting portfolio, the SYLVANIA fixture line contains LED modules, power supplies, controls, lighting services and the number one line of LED retrofits in North America. Featuring solid-state light sources and streamlined design, the introductory SYLVANIA fixture line includes luminaires for outdoor, hospitality and residential a...
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2011-04-20

The Pielenhofen Community Embraced LED Future with OSRAM

Currently, the new-build Rohrdorf area of the Pielenhofen community near Regensburg is installing nine street lights with LED technology from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors to shed their light on the future development. The street lights to be deployed in Pielenhofen community are of the "Kassel" type, from the manufacturer Herkules: these are equipped with a kit for retrofit purposes and with Golden Dragon Plus LEDs from OSRAM; in stages, they will also replace the sodium vapour lamps in the community area.  As a pilot project, the mayor, Reinh...
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2011-04-20

Bavarian Group Visited Optogan´s LED Plant

Lately, Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer and his Deputy Minister of State Martin Zeil have made a visit to Optogan´s LED plant in St. Petersburg. Optogan group introduced the recent developments in the field of LED lighting and reported on their development aims for the Russian and global market. According to the company, it has office locations, among others, in Landshut and St. Petersburg. The plant in Landshut produces high performance LED chips, conducts and directs the international business. St. Petersburg is responsible for the LED...
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2011-04-20

Aixtron Received Orders of Its G5 HT Reactors from Epistar

Taiwan Epistar has ordered Aixtron G5 HT reactors in a 14x4-inch configuration for high brightness LEDs. Aixtron G5 HT reactor is a further endorsement of G5´s very rapid time-to-production and excellent system-to-system reproducibility. Ming-Jiunn Jou, President of Epistar, was please with the new reactors and thought that it will form the backbone of their planned capacity expansion for their high brightness LED production program. It’s said that the systems are delivered in the first and second quarter of 2011. Aixtron´s local support tea...
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2011-04-20

The National Gallery Installs LED for Energy Saving

Reportedly, the National Gallery in London is about to install LED lighting in all galleries in the main Wilkins Building and in the Sainsbury Wing over the next two years, which will become the first institution in the world to use these lights in conjunction with a system that automatically adjusts external roof light blinds according to the amount and angle of sunlight. This ensures that only diffused light is present in the galleries through UV-filtered roof light glazing. The new LED lighting system will slowly augment the natural light as needed, as opposed to the ...
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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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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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