Hot Picks of the Week Oct. 27-31

Samsung has finally officially announced its intent of ending its international LED luminaire business. Its luminaire operations will only be running in domestic markets from now on. San’an Opto has also become an Epistar shareholder this week, but with a mere 3% stake in the company it can’t even acquire a seat at the board. Cree has launched a new plastic LED bulbs without heat sinks priced at between US $7-9. For more please see below:


Editor Recommendations

1.          Samsung Exits Global LED Luminaire Market

2.          LEDinside: LED Packaging Market to Expand just 3.2% in 2015

3.          LEDinside: China’s Lighting E-commerce Market to Become Largest LED Distribution Channel

4.          San’an Opto Swaps FOREPI Shares to Acquire Stake in Epistar

5.          Osram: 3D LED Chip Design to become Future Technology Trend

6.          Cree Lowers LED Bulb Retail Prices Again by Removing Heat Sink

7.          Merck: Color Quality Increasingly Important in LED Backlight and General Lighting

8.          Everlight: CSP LED Chip Developments

9.          Philips Reports Flat 3Q14 Revenue Results Despite Growing LED Sales

10.      Samsung and LG Give up OLED in Favor of Quantum Dot TV


What’s Trending

  1. Detecting Ebola with Blue LED Devices
  2. III: Connectivity Solutions for Challenging Outdoor Smart LED Lighting Applications
  3. Par-Force Releases Phosphor LED Grow Light Technology White Paper
  4. Purdue Grows Ornamental Plant Seedlings with Blue and Red LED Lights
  5. DOE Announces New Grant Topics to Help Small Businesses Develop Clean Energy Technologies

Industry News

  1. Apple iPhone 7 Rumored to be Featuring Sapphire Display
  2. Shuji Nakmura Recieves Japan’s Order of Culture Award
  3. Osram: Office Lighitng Market Still Challenging for LED Manufacturers
  4. Veeco Reports LED Demands Drove Up 3Q14 Revenue
  5. Digital Lumens Secures US $23 Million in New Financing Led by Nokia Growth Partners
  6. Ant Precision Becomes IKEA LED Connector Supplier
  7. Top Singapore University Lights up Photonics Research with US $100 million Institute
  8. Panasonic Opens Second LED Lighting Experience Center in India
  9. Registration Open for DOE 2015 SSL R&D Workshop
  10. Philips Connected Lighting System to Light Up Lexus Showrooms Across Russia
  11. Meijer Partners with GE Lighting to Educate Consumers about Energy Efficient Lighting
  12. AIXTRON 3Q14 Revenue Performance Driven Down by Lower LED Industry Demands


New Products

  1. ADATA Lighting Unveils Smart Lighting Control Products at Hong Kong Int’l Lighting Fair Autumn Edition 2014
  2. Displix Oval from Osram Opto Semiconductors Sets New Standards in LEDs for Outdoor Displays
  3. ALT's LED Downlight wins Commercial Lighting Design and Eco-Design Awards at Hong Kong Int’l Lighting Fair 2014
  4. Edison Opto’s New Filament and AC LED Modules To Debut in Hong Kong Int’l Lighting Fair
  5. H/L ProLight Introduces 6W Venti 3535 Single Chip Package at 2014 Hong Kong Int’l Lighting Fair
  6. Spark Optoelectronics: How to Make a Perfect Office Lighting System
  7. Winona Lighting Launches Canoe™ LED Pendant and Sconce Collection
  8. Cree's New SiC Technology Lowers High-Power LED Costs
  9. Bridgelux Launches New “Human Centric” Chip-on-Board LED Arrays
  10. Exar Releases Enhanced AC Step Driver for LED Lighting Market
  11. ITRI’s New LED Thermal Testing Device Reduces Analysis Time by More than 90%
  12. LED Vandal-Resistant Landscape Lighting Finds Receptive Market
  13. Slimsurface LED Downlights is One of the Thinnest Downlights on the Market
  14. ProPhotonix Launches Highly Uniform LED Line Light at Vision 2014, Stuttgart, Germany
  15. Lithonia Lighting Launches E Series LED Modules
  16. Hubbell Lighting Enhances Outdoor Lighting at Dealerships with Custom Optic LED Luminaires

Interesting Applications

  1. Windowless OLED Panel Plane Designs to be realized in Next Decade
  2. Stick Figure LED Minnie Mouse Costume
  3. Skiing LED Style

Lighting Projects

  1. Pemco Holdings Completes Dimmable LED Streetlight Project at Former Naval Air Station
  2. Osram LEDs illuminate the Sistine Chapel
  3. Cornell University Converts 10 Sports Facilities to LED Lighting


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