Hot Picks of the Week Oct. 19-23

Highlights this week:

There has been a lot of LED streetlight upgrade projects rolled out in the North America market this week, most are concentrated in the U.S. market, with only one lighting case in the Canadian market. Unlike most countries where governments fund the streetlighting project, energy utilities company Xcel Energy is financing large scale streetlight conversion projects in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Philippines environmental group The EcoWaste Coalition has found counterfeit LED lights and mislabeled products in the local market, and is urging the government to implement necessary standards.

Cree financial performance better than expected in 3Q15 (or fiscal year of 1Q16 for the U.S. company), but still posted net loss. However, the company expects things to turn around in the next quarter.

In a case of misreporting, Everlight is considering to take legal action against Taiwanese media DIGITIMES for presenting employee vacation benefits as imposing on its employees one week unpaid leave in November. For more please see below.

Editor Recommendations

  1. Philippines Environmental Watch Dog Group Finds Counterfeit LED Lights on the Market
  2. California Proposed Lighting Standard Raises the Bar for Energy Efficiency
  3. Which Country Has the Best LED Policy Among Japan, India, and Malaysia?
  4. Despite Net Loss in 1Q16, Cree Projects Improvements in Coming Quarter
  5. Everlight Refutes DIGITIMES Misleading Unpaid Leave Report
  6. Four Features of M&A in the Chinese LED Industry in 2015
  7. Mimoodz Makes Smart LED Bulbs Less Expensive

What’s trending

Government projects

  1. U.S. City Seeks Feedback on LED Streetlight Installations
  2. Wisconsin City Upgrades to LED Lights
  3. Canadian Town Rolls Out LED Streetlight Upgrade
  4. Saignaw City in Michigan Borrows US $5.2M for LED Lighting Project and Equipment Purchases

Industry News

  1. Xcel Energy Proposes Large Scale Streetlight Replacement Project in Minnesota
  2. LED Streetlights Ruining Nighttime Mood for New Yorkers
  3. Nationstar to Invest US$ 9.4M for Equipment Purchase
  4. LG Realigns OLED Lighting Business under Display Arm
  5. Rubicon Technology Appoints New Chief Operating Officer
  6. Xicato Expands Distribution of Smart LEDs in Europe
  7. Chinese LED Manufacturer Leyard's Net Profit Rose 104% YoY
  8. Aikang Releases LED Track Lights
  9. Bracknell Forest in UK Proposes Major Streetlight Replacement Program
  10. Danish Researchers Find Turquoise and Blue LED Phototherapy Effective in Treating Infant Hyperbilirubinemia
  11. Digital Lumens Appoints New Global Sales VP
  12. Smart Lighting Researcher to Discuss Digitized LED-based Illumination
  13. BeON Home's Smart Light Bulb Hits U.S. Residential Market
  14. Plessey to Exhibit GaN-on-Silicon Technology at LuxLive 2015
  15. PSV Celebrates LED Pitch Lighting Inauguration with Light Show
  16. EV Connect to Team up with GE to Upgrade Charging Stations for Hilton
  17. Illumitex Forges Partnership with Indoor Harvest for Indoor Growing Systems
  18. Symphony of Lights Festivities Postponed to Fall 2016
  19. Sensity's Light Sensory Network to be Implemented in U.S. Property Group

New Products

  1. ON Semiconductor Introduces New Automotive Image Sensor with LED Flicker Mitigation
  2. Lighting Science Group to Launch LED Commercial Light Series
  3. Plessey Releases Custom LED Retrofit for Brazil's Residential Illumination
  4. Hubbell Lighting Adds New LED Lights to Its High Bay Portfolio
  5. Osram Smart Lights Compatible with Nest Thermostat

Lighting Projects

  1. International Artist Reshapes Viewers' Perceptions with Lights
  2. Turkish Butterfly Sanctuary Lit with Gaudy LED Lights from Philips
  3. Philips Creates Dreamy Light Setting for DARKLIGHT
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