2019-06-26

Signify to Install Solar LED Street Lights in Seville to Cut Energy Cost and Carbon Emission

Signify announced a new project of installing solar panel powered street lights in the Infanta Elena Park in Seville, Spain to enhance the safety of visitors as well as to improve energy efficiency. With the pilot project, 20 Philips SunStay solar street lights will be set in the park, underscoring both Seville’s and Signify’s commitment to sustainability. By integrating solar panel, luminaire, charge controller and battery in one housing, the Philips SunStay street lights are compact and easy to install and maintain. They will also help Seville, a city commi...
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2019-06-26

GILE 2019: Visitor Numbers Grow and a Packed Event Program Proves a Hit

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) once again welcomed the world’s lighting industry to South China’s bustling metropolis. Concurrently held with Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology, the shows received 172,856 visitors from 133 countries and regions during the four-day trade fairs. Held from 9 ‒ 12 June at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, a total of 2,626 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions showcased the latest lighting and LED products, technology and solutions over 195,000 sqm of exhibition space. Th...
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2019-06-25

Key Technologies and Advanced Applications of Micro LED Technology at Micro LEDforum 2019

Micro LED technology is on its way of business transforming! Since last year, we have seen different Micro LED display products in various trade shows from worldwide companies. Although Micro LED technology is still fraught with myriad challenges, it has become much more developed than it was two years ago. Schedules for the commercialization of Micro LEDs will unfold as the technology matures, predicted to bring Micro LED market revenue up to US$4.2 billion by 2023. This year, LEDinside Micro LEDforum 2019 has invited professionals across the world to sha...
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2019-06-25

Osram Announces the Sales of Siteco Luminaires Business to Stern Steward Capital

Osram moved a step forwards to its transformation to a high-tech company by selling its Siteco luminaires business to Stern Steward Capital, the investment arm of Stern Steward & Co. based in Munich. According to Osram, “Separation from Osram gives Siteco entrepreneurial freedom,” and Stern Stewart Capital will continue the current transformation approach. Despite that the financial details of the transaction were not revealed by both parties, Osram noted that its cost situation would also be improved with the elimination of previous Group structures. ...
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2019-06-25

Veeco Instruments Unveils the Keys of VCSEL Development and Current Market Trends

VCSEL applications including distance sensing, autofocus, 3D sensing and more have been increasing in recent year with rising demands of facial recognition technology in smartphones as well as ADAS technologies in driverless vehicles. To strengthen VCSEL development, not only chip producers but also equipment providers are improving their techniques to offer advanced technologies to achieve next generation applications. Veeco Instrument, the US-based semiconductor equipment manufacturer, is working on optimizing their MOCVD tools to leverage their technology, help...
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2019-06-25

InterLumi Panama and Expo F Offer VIP Buyers Program

There is still time to participate in Expo F and InterLumi Panama 2019, come to participate of the shows and organize a private meeting with our VIP buyers during the business rounds. If your company has products or services specialized in hardware, construction materials, tools, electricity, lighting, do not miss this opportunity! VIP Buyers Program is exclusive for exhibitors, so they can schedule meetings in advance with guest buyers who have purchase needs. Retailers, wholesalers, distributors, contractors, project developers, engineering, construction, governm...
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2019-06-25

InterLumi Panama 2019

InterLumi Panama, the global lighting and power exhibition will commence its 4th edition at ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama from July 25 to 27, 2019. Serving the Latin America & the Caribbean regions, InternLumi is positioned to be an effective tool to stimulate the development of the region's lighting and power industry, as well as to provide a gate for international exhibitors to tap into this fast emerging market. ...
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2019-06-24

GILE 2019: Powered by MEAN WELL Brings High Quality Power to the Global Market

As LED technology matures, applications abound and burst upon the GILE scene. Apart from common lighting products, smart lighting and horticulture lighting also formed the focus of display for many suppliers. But behind the shines and shimmers of all those LED applications lay concealed a quiet but vital component: LED drivers. Taiwanese power supplier MEAN WELL may very well be the great demiurge of LED drivers, reaching worldwide fame with its brand and standard products and remaining at the vanguard of the turbulent and tumultuous LED industry. At GI...
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2019-06-24

Continental Partners Leia to Develop 3D Light-field Automotive Display

Continental, the German automotive manufacturing company, announced its collaboration with Leia, a Silicon Velley company for developing light-field automotive displays to show 3D information around vehicles. Through the partnership, Continental aims to develop a new light-field cockpit solution, the Natural 3D Lightfield Instrument Cluster, which, according to the company, is an evolutionary step in the design of the human-machine interaction within automotive vehicles. (Image: Continental) According to Continental and Leia, the concept of the new light-field solu...
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2019-06-21

Epistar Sees Opportunity in Mini LED and Might Benefit from US-China Trade Dispute

Taiwan-based LED chip maker Epistar held its annual shareholder meeting on June 19, 2019. The company expects that Mini LED products will be the major driving momentum in 2019. Epistar continues to work on high margin LED products including UV LED, VCSEL, Mini LED and Micro LED. The company is working intensively with Mini LED projects and its products have been adopted in the end applications including monitors, notebooks and tablets. Epistar foresees an increase of product shipment with rising demands in the market 2020, which will push the produ...
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2019-06-21

Acuity Brands Acquires Component Supplier WhiteOptics

Acuity Brands announced that it has acquired WhiteOptics, a manufacturer of advanced optical components used to reflect, diffuse and control light for LED lighting used in commercial and institutional applications. According to Acuity Brands, the acquisition is not expected to impact the company’s fiscal 2019 consolidated financial performance and acquisition detials were not disclosed. “Optical systems have become increasingly complex as LED technology has evolved,” said Tommy Harris, Vice President – Indoor Product Solutions, Acuity Br...
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2019-06-20

Samsung Installs LED Displays at New York Time Square and Building New Cinema LED Screen in Texas

Samsung is increasing visibility worldwide with its display technology. The Korean giant has completed a massive LED displays installation at One Time Squire building in New York City and announced expansion of its Onyx Cinema LED adoption in Texas, USA. (Image: Samsung) Samsung’s new displays at One Times Square take up the entire front facing panel which together measured more than 1,081 square meters (11,639 square feet). The displays feature premium center-stage exposure with full motion video, live-streaming and interactive capabilities. The inst...
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2019-06-20

Taiwan Research Team Creates Spray Synthesis Method to Prepare Multi-color Perovskite Quantum Dots to Improve Micro LED Display Production

A research team from Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University developed a novel spray synthesis technique to fabricate multi-color Perovskite quantum dots with excellent emission properties which can enhance Micro LED display production. The research was published in Advanced Materials in 2017. (Image: Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan) Perovskite quantum dots (PQDs) are one of the most exciting research topics recently because of their excellent photophysical properties and low cost fabrication. However, the PQDs which were synthesized by inje...
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2019-06-20

Signify Debuts New LiFi Systems Trulifi Realizing Reliable and Secure Wireless Communication with Light

After lots of talking about visible lighting communication, or LiFi (Light Fidelity), Signify announced the launch of Trulifi, a new range of LiFi systems. The world’s largest lighting company also reported two new customers of the systems. According to Signify, the LiFi systems, branded Trulifi, leverage existing and future professional luminaires for fast and reliable data transmission. Trulifi uses optical wireless transceiver technology built, or retrofitted, into Philips luminaires. Customers can use their current lighting infrastructure to power wireless conn...
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2019-06-20

Fluidic Assembly Technology by eLux Enables Low Cost Production of Full Color Micro LED Displays

The Foxconn Group has continued to accelerate Micro LED development by several subsidiaries including eLux, Inc. LEDinside had an opportunity to visit eLux and learn about the current progress of the Micro LED technology development. Before joining the Foxconn Group, Jong-Jan Lee (J.J. Lee), CEO of eLux and Paul Schuele, CTO of eLux, have both worked at Sharp Laboratories of America and established eLux to develop Micro LED technology. After being acquired by Foxconn, eLux has cooperated with other companies under the Foxconn Group and achieve...
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2019-06-19

Business Acquisitions: ERP Power Buys Lumenetix; Powerlite Acquires Fitzgerald Lighting

Luminaires manufacturers and LED power suppliers in the UK and US companies are merging to speed up LED lighting applications and overcome difficulties in the industry. ERP Power, a portfolio company of Angeles Equity Partners who provide connected LED drivers for the lighting industry, announced the acquisition of Lumenetix. Lumenetix had developed tunable color light engines and digital controls designed to deliver interactive lighting experiences. With the acquisition, ERP aims to combine its power control and Lumenetix’ tunable light to reduce origina...
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2019-06-18

20 years of Light + Building: Fascinating and Pioneering Work on Lighting and Connected Building Technology

20 years of Light + Building: Fascinating and Pioneering Work on Lighting and Connected Building Technology Light + Building is celebrating its twentieth year in 2020 and will spotlights the interlinkage of intelligent building-services systems and the influence of future-oriented light design in the world’s leading fair from 8 to 13 March 2020. (Image: Light + Building) Top themes at a glance ‘Dynamic digitalization’ is the overarching theme of all top themes, which refer to the claim of the anniversary edition of the fair in the ‘Connecti...
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2019-06-18

Shineon Announces Its Development in Micro LED and Mini LED Displays

China LED company Shineon presented its Micro LED display at GILE 2019 with its new brand “IconiView” targeting high-end display products. The 139-inch 4K Micro LED display was developed by Shineon and Lumens, using Flip-Chip-on-Module (COM) technology with a pixel density of 1,570,900 pixel/m2. The display achieved a contrast ratio of 3000:1 and its brightness is over 2000nit. According to Shineon, the product has been verified and can be mass produced. Shineon said it has been developing laser-lift-off thin-film LED technology which i...
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2019-06-18

More Mini and Micro LED Products and Solutions at Touch Taiwan 2019

Micro LED and Mini LED products are going to be the spot lights at this year’s Touch Taiwan, the Taiwan-based display show which will take place in Taipei, Taiwan during August 28 to 30. Micro LED is regarded the next generation display technology with its excellent performance including high brightness, high contrast, low power consumption and long lifetime which suppress OLED. Despite that several manufacturing barriers have slow down the commercialization process of Micro LED, worldwide technology developers have teamed up to leverage their expertise in...
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2019-06-17

UV-LED-based Water Disinfection Module by Acuva Technologies Receives Certification

The Canada UVC-LED water disinfection technology provider, Acuva Technologies announced that its Strike Platform has been certified by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and become the world first UV-LED drinking water disinfection module platform. The UV-LED water disinfection module platform complies with a pair of key standards including NSF/ANSI 55 Ultraviolet Microbiological Water Treatment Systems for Material Safety and Structural Integrity, and NSF/ANSI 372 Drinking Water System Com...
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2019-06-17

Israel LiDAR Company Innoviz Closes Series C Funding at US$170M

Innoviz Technologies, the Israeli LiDAR sensor and perception software provider, announced that it has closed its Series C funding round with US$170 million. The total funding of the company came to US$252 million. (The close of Innoviz’s Series C funding round marks a significant milestone in a long line of achievements by the company. Image: Innoviz) The company said that this funding will support several key initiatives, including the enhancement of Innoviz's perception software. Innoviz's perception software provides vehicles with a deep underst...
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2019-06-14

Horticulture Lighting News: Current by GE Release LED Replacement of High Power Grow Light; LED by Fluence by Osram Proved more Effective in Green House

Horticultural applications of LED lighting are the current trend in the lighting industry. Leading companies around the world have been developing different products to meet the increasing demands. As worldwide need for healthy, fresh food continues to grow, greenhouse growers require efficient, effective lighting to enable year-round growing. Current, powered by GE announced the release of the Arize Element Top Light, the industry’s first one-for-one LED replacement for 1000W High Pressure Sodium (HPS) products. The Arize Element features multiple light...
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2019-06-14

Japanese Research Team Uses LEDs to Oxidize Plastic

Using LED as a light source, researchers at Osaka University have now developed a convenient light-driven process for oxidizing polypropylene (PP) without harmful waste. The research team used radicals to make the plastic react. Scholars chose an LED lamp as the light source photo-chemically activate radicals for breaking down the chemical bonds which make plastic unreactive and hard to decompose. "In applications like printing and medical materials, plastics must be surface-modified," explained Tsuyoshi Inoue, co-author of the study. "Oxidizing C-H bo...
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2019-06-13

Cree Adjusts Financial Guidance for Fiscal 4Q19 as US blacklists Huawei

Cree announced an update to its financial guidance for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. The company modified its revenue forecast of fiscal 4Q19 to the range of US$245 million to 252 million from prior US$263 million to 271 million as the U.S. government put Huawei on a trade blacklist. Cree said the update of financial guidance is in response to the decision on May 15, 2019, by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce to add Huawei Technologies and 68 of its affiliates to the “Entity List” maintained by the U.S...
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2019-06-13

AquiSense’s PearlAqua Micro UV LED System Validated to US-EPA Protocols

AquiSense Technologies, the UV LED specialist under the Nikkiso Group, announced that its PearlAqua Micro, the world’s first UV LED water treatment system, was verified by Hull Consulting in compliance with US-EPA microbiological performance protocols. AquiSense launced the PearlAqua Micro series in 2017 and claimed that it is the world’s smallest UV system. The PearlAqua Micro range offers benefits to the customer through LED current sensing and UV intensity monitoring as well as a variety of other design benefits specific only to Aqu...
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2019-06-13

Seoul Semiconductor Files Second Patent Lawsuit against Philips TV Products Distributor for Infringement of LCD Backlight System Technology

Seoul Semiconductor announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, against The Factory Depot Advantages, a distributor of Philips TV display. In its complaint, Seoul asserts that a Philips LED TV display being sold by this distributor infringe ten patents regarding manufacturing of LED backlighting unit. Particularly, these patented technologies encompass LED TV backlight unit system for enhancing Color Gamut of LCD displays, and LED lenses for providing uniform ...
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2019-06-12

Sense Photonics Raises US$26 Million to Expand Depth Sensing for Autonomous Vehicles and Industrial Robotics

Sense Photonics, a company building the next generation of LiDAR and 3D sensor solutions for autonomous vehicles, industrial equipment and other applications, announced a close of a $26 million Series A funding round. The round was co-led by Acadia Woods and Congruent Ventures, with participation from a number of other investors, including Prelude Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Shell Ventures. The company’s solid-state LiDAR system ushers in a new era of advanced 3D imaging technology designed from the ground up to meet the cost, performance and safety requ...
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2019-06-12

Apacer Innovative Removable Lens Hood Spectroradiometer Solves Challenges for Fine Pitch LED Display Tests

The rapid development of display technology has seen a gradually maturing narrow pitch display technology. This is particularly true when pixel pitches between module and driver IC are shrinking, the demand for new forms of optical tests has arisen. The R&D team at Apacer (8271) was the first to propose a design with a removable micro diameter light shield tube to effectively resolve measurement challenges due to the limited measurement range of a single driver IC and a single LED module. It has opened up a new world for fine pitch LED optical tests. In comparison wi...
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2019-06-12

“Bulbized” LED Panel Downlight of WELLMAX Become a Rising Star of GILE 2019

The 24th Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE 2019) has officially concluded today. As part of Messe Frankfurt’s architecture and technology shows, the event has gathered more than 2500 exhibitors from 22 countries to participate. The renowned LED Bulb Expert, Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) attended the fair and debuted its innovative lighting solutions, attracting famous brands and buyers worldwide. Visitors around and inside WELLMAX’s booth Bulbized Sunflower LED Panel Formed the “Spotlight” After...
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2019-06-06

LED Grow Light Supplier Fohse to Supply Lighting Solution for Canada’s Curative Cannabis

Fohse, a horticulture lighting supplier based in Nevada, USA, announced that it has closed a deal with Curative Cannabis, a Canadian cannabis grower, to supply cannabis grow lights to its growing facility in Ontario. Curative Cannabis has a production capacity that is scheduled to produce up to 3,000 kg (approx. 6,600 lbs) of cannabis per year both for large-scale cultivation. With the supply partnership, Fohse will be deploying its A3i and F1V LED lighting models in Curative Cannabis' 30,000 square foot growing facility. Curative Cannabis expects that its yield...
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TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE

The German chemistry giant BASF has revealed its development of dark automotive paint colors that are reflective to LiDAR for enhancing the detecting function of autonomous cars. LiDAR plays a critical role to the development of autonomous veh... READ MORE