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The Chinese central government’s policy of clamping down on local government subsidies in early December is expected to affect the LED industry subsidies too. LED industry insiders project the new policy will restore order to the overtly competitive Chinese LED market by edging out uncompetitive LED chip manufacturers. LEDinside has also released a series of reports this week that recap some of the major events and trends in the LED industry in 2014. For more please see below:

Editor Recommendations

  1. Chinese Government Clamps down on Local Government LED Subsidies
  2. Emerging Market Trends in 2014
  3. 2014 LED Market Recap: LED Chip and Package Supply and Demand Swings
  4. LEDinside: Automotive LED Market Value to Reach $ 2.5B by 2018
  5. LEDinside: LED Ceiling Light Online Retail to Reach 4.5 Billion RMB in 2014
  6. Chinese LED Package Manufactures Restructure Situation in 2014
  7. Chinese Lighting Brands Queue for IPO Approval
  8. San’an Opto Receives RMB 12M Subsidy from Tianjin Government
  9. LEDinside: Opple Becomes Top Chinese LED Fixture Manufacturer in 3Q14
  10. MLS Replaces Lite-On as Second Largest Cross-Strait LED Manufacturer

What’s Trending

  1. UNESCO Launches the International Year of Light 2015
  2. NASA Study Shows Correlation Between Holidays and Global Lighting Intensity
  3. Centennial Incandescent Bulb Outlives LEDs
  4. Chinese LED Industry’s Polarized Labor Market
  5. Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots 2015-2022
  6. OSRAM SYLVANIA Survey Finds 1/3 of American Households Have Lighting Issues
  7. Cheap LED Bulbs Disrupt DAB Radio Signals

Government lighting projects

  1. India’s Power Ministry Tackles Energy Crisis with LED Light Bulbs
  2. Madrid to Fully Upgrade to Smart LED Streetlight Systems
  3. India Launches LED Streetlights Upgrade Project in New Delhi
  4. San Jose Starts Installing Smart LED Streetlights
  5. PennDot Invests $ 1.8M in LED Traffic Lights Upgrade
  6. Camden County Converts Streetlights to LEDs
  7. Canadian City Calgary to Launch Second Phase of LED Streetlight Upgrade Project
  8. Hartlepool Council Saves £1.2million from Controversial LED Streetlight Upgrade Project
  9. Massachusetts to Upgrade LED Streetlight on many State Roads

Industry News

  1. ETI and San’an Opto Unaffected by Chinese Government’s Tightening LED Subsidies
  2. Exodus of Chinese LED Chip Manufacturers During the Last 5 Years
  3. Hipower Refutes Bankruptcy Rumor
  4. Zumtobel Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against AOC
  5. SemiLEDs Announces Definitive Common Stock Purchase Agreement
  6. Everlight to Invest NT$30B in Production Expansion
  7. NEMA Lauds New York’s Dark Skies Bill
  8. Panasonic Signs MOU with Indonesian Government and UNESCO to Protect World Heritage Sites
  9. Honglitronics LED Lighting Subsidiary Patent Approved by China’s IPO
  10. Advanced Energy Capital to Provide $15 Million of Financing for LED Funding LLC
  11. Horticultural Research Institutions and Commercial Growers Choose LumiGrow’s Spectrum Control Systems
  12. San’an Opto Profits from Surging LED Market Growth
  13. Bahri & Mazroei Unveils Advanced LED Solutions in UAE

New Products

  1. Hubbell Outdoor Lighting Adds Motion Sensor Option To LED Wallpack Family
  2. MaxLite Delivers New LED High Bay Fixtures
  3. CGE Energy Saves Golling Automotive Group $1.4M In Energy Costs

Interesting Applications

  1. Minimalist Style LED Smart Watch Nevo
  2. Playbulb Rainbow, a Smart Light Bulb You Can Play with
  3. Customize Your Lighting Fixture with Bit Light
  4. Smiling Through Facial Masks with LEDs
  5. Nemen Jacket Attaches LED inside the Garment

Lighting Projects

  1. Callaway Gardens' Fantasy in Lights Ranks as one of USA Today’s “10 Best Public Light Displays”
  2. Lighting Designer Paul Gregory talks about Times Square Ball
  3. Daktronics LED Display at 1500 Broadway Times Square Billboard Features Loving Couples
  4. Daktronics Installs LED Display for Petco Park
  5. Toshiba Lights up World’s Tallest Digital Animated Christmas Tree in New York Times Square
  6. Festive Lighting that Stands Out
  7. Light through the Ages
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