Hot Picks of the Week Dec. 15-19

As 2014 comes to an end, a lot of Chinese LED manufacturers have found it increasingly difficult to survive. One Chinese manufacturer has even taken desperate measures to clear out inventory to repay debts by selling LED bulbs at less than US $1 per kilogram. Market rumors have also surfaced about Epistar’s acquisition of a major Samsung backlight order. In addition, LEDinside has started a major recap of some of the important industry trends this year. To start off the recap, major company restructures and bankruptcies are covered in LED Industry’s Major Movers and Shakers in 2014, as well as emerging market trends in Russia.

Editor Recommendations

  1. LED Industry’s Major Movers and Shakers in 2014
  2. Russian market introduction and trend analysis
  3. Chinese Vendor Sells LEDs at Unbelievable Low Price
  4. Int’l Manufacturers Launch More Energy Efficient and Cheaper LED Bulbs in November
  5. Apple Touch Screen Supplier Wintek Restructures to Become New LED Player
  6. Epistar Acquires Samsung Backlight Orders
  7. Philips Lighting Leaves Behind Product Sales Model
  8. Dow Corning Loses LED Optical Silicone Encapsulants Patent Lawsuit Against KMT Technology
  9. COBI, A Simple Solution for Hands-Free Bike Navigation
  10.  Navigant Research: Commercial Building Automation Systems Expected to Exceed $86 B in Annual Revenue by 2023

What’s Trending

  1. India Andhra Pradesh State Distributes 820,000 LED Bulbs at US$ 0.16 Price
  2. Kent County Council to Invest in LED Streetlight Upgrades
  3. Flexible OLED Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2020
  4. An Introduction to Russian LED Market
  5. NTU Invents Smart Power Charging Windows
  6. Hens Lay More Eggs Under Red or White LED Lights

Industry News

  1. Charles & Colvard and Cree Enter Into a New Exclusive Supply Agreement
  2. Refond Receives RMB 4M Government Subsidy
  3. San’an Opto Receives RMB 230 M Subsidy
  4. Rubicon Technology Appoints William Weissman President and CEO
  5. Former NVC Lighting Chairman Wu Changjiang Arrested for Misappropriating Funds
  6. Lighting Science Group’s LED Luminaires to Help NASA Astronauts in Int’l Space Stations
  7. R20 Regions of Climate Action and Lighting Science Group Complete Pilot LED Streetlight Installation in Brazil
  8. CRS Electronics Chairmen Step Down from Board of Directors
  9. Digital Lumens Adds Six Patents to its Smart Lighting Portfolio
  10. OSRAM Shares to Soar in Near Future?
  11. GPI Acquires Large Orders from Samsung
  12. Town of East Hartford Receives LED Streetlights and Outdoor Lighting Upgrade
  13. Quantum Dot Technology To Join LG's 4K UHD TV Lineup In 2015
  14. GE Lighting Announces Call for Entries for Prestigious 2014 GE Edison Award Competition

New Products

  1. Cree Launches Industry’s First Extreme High Power LEDs
  2. Philips's LyteProfile Defines LED Commercial Downlights
  3. Acuity Brands Unveils Its First OLED Indoor Lighting Solutions for Consumer Markets
  4. Everlight Electronics Adds Advanced COB LED Series with Easy Assembly and Color on Demand Options
  5. Samsung Adds High-Brightness Displays to Smart Signage Lineup
  6. Online HeatSinkCalculator Aids Luminaire Design
  7. ON Semiconductor Expands Power Factor Corrected Ac-Dc Drivers for LED Lighting Applications
  8. Soraa Expands PAR and AR111 Lamps
  9. Intertek to Launch New “Class P” Service for LED Lighting ON Semiconductor Expands Power Factor Corrected Ac-Dc Drivers for LED Lighting Applications Manufacturers
  10. GlacialLight Enhances Upgrades LED Panel Light
  11. Power Integrations Launches New Reference Design for High-Power LED-Lighting Applications
  12. MaxLite’s Releases Energy Star Certified Puck Lamp
  13. Innovations in Optics Introduces LED Light Engines for Light Guide Illuminators
  14. Engineered Printing Solutions Chooses Phoseon Technology’s UV LED Curing Products

Interesting Applications

Lighting Projects

  1. New Year’s Eve 2015 Numeral Delivery in New York City
  2. DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on High-Luminous-Flux LED Lighting in a High-Temperature Environment
  3. Tokyo Skytree Special Lighting to Feature Primary Colors
  4. Eaton’s LED Solutions Help Georgia Auto Dealer Cut Energy Costs
  5. Denver International Airport Unveils Experimental Customer Experience
  6. Surround Your Home in Cozy Comfort with GE LED Lamps
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