Hot Picks of the Week Dec. 21-25

Highlights this week:

  • During the Christmas season this year, the Japanese government announced plans of raising LED lighting market penetration as part of its global warming prevention strategies.
  • Siemens announced shortly before the holidays that it had not known about Osram’s plan to invest in white LED chip manufacturing, and was unsupportive of the decision.
  • In the automotive lighting sector, Audi expanded its advanced lighting options. LEDinside has also projected the car lighting market will reach US $2.29 billion by 2020.
  • For further details about industry developments this week please see below.

Editor recommendations

  1. Japan Includes Raising LED Lighting Penetration in Global Warming Prevention Strategies
  2. LEDinside Estimates Automotive LED Market Value to Reach US $2.29B by 2020
  3. Can Philips Lead the Smart Lighting Industry Developments with Hue Bridge?
  4. Top 10 Acquisitions Terminated in the LED Industry in 2015
  5. The Philippines Updates Lighting and Other Electronic Device Regulations
  6. PIDA: Philips to Drive down LED Bulb Prices to Below US $1
  7. USPTO Appeal Adjusts ‘Adapted For” Language in Preamble of Jam Strait Automotive Lighting Patent Case against Osram Sylvania
  8. Audi Expands Advanced Lighting Options in UK Car Models
  9. Siemens' Unaware of Osram’s LED R&D Plan
  10. Shell Canada Gives Green Technology Startups Financial Boost

What’s trending

  1. How LED Lighting Affects Tomatoes Quality
  2. NEMA Argues California LED Color Temperature Regulations Will Make Lights Less Efficient
  3. Will EDM Parties Be The New Niche Market for LEDs?
  4. UC Berkley Engineers Unveil First Processor that Uses Light for High Speed Communication

Government projects

  1. Indian Power Minister: Government to Distribute 60M LED Bulbs Nationwide
  2. Eon Electric Installs 33K LED Streetlights in Indian City Jodhpur
  3. Billion Electric Installs Smart Connected Lights in Taipei
  4. Bellingham Halves Streetlight Energy Bill Following LED Upgrade

Industry news

  1. Energy Focus Business Development Director, Rhonda Courtney, Appointed Chair for NAESCO Affiliate Advisory Committee
  2. Changelight Appoints Weiyong Wang as New Chairman
  3. Unity Opto Cooperates with Taiwanese Retailers on Low-priced Bulbs
  4. Orders from European Clients to Double Unity Opto Profits in 2016
  5. Philips Appoints New Member to Board of Management
  6. India BIS Updates LED Luminaire and Electronic Standards
  7. THINKLIGHT: A new dimension” theme to be explored at the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2016
  8. Veeco Wins Several Advanced Packaging System Orders from a Leading Asian Foundry
  9. Orion Energy Systems Seals Deal with Multi-Billion Dollar Major Global Retailer
  10. Despite Indian Consumers Warming up to LED Lights, Some States are Delaying Streetlight Installation
  11. Canadian Tire Corporation Recalls Decorative Holiday LED Lights over Fire Hazards
  12. Planar Delists From NASDAQ Following Conclusion of Merger Deal with Leyard

New products

  1. Handy LED Wearable for First-Time Parents
  2. EVERLIGHT Introduces Energy Efficient Color Sensor for Displays
  3. Brightek Launches New 365nm UVA LED
  4. Philips Unveils New Blast Powercore Floodlights for Façade Illumination
  5. Hubbell Lighting Improves Output of LED Area Lighting Solutions
  6. MaxLite Announces 10-year Warranty for Outdoor LED Luminaire
  7. GlacialTech Launches New Cold Forged Pin Fin Heatsink for Outdoor Applications
  8. SGM Creates Holiday Atmosphere for Bucharest
  9. Netflix Socks is the Only Wearable Tech You Need to Survive Binge-watching Holiday
  10. MaxLite Unveils New LED Lightbars with ENERGY STAR Certification

Lighting projects

  1. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Lowers Energy Costs with LED Lighting Upgrade
  2. LED Halos Interactively Light up Highway Underpass in San Jose
  3. TSL Selects SGM's LED Fixtures for Holiday Illumination
  4. Soraa’s Violet Emisision LEDs Help Show Off the Best in Textile Displays
  5. AFC Bournemouth Enters Premier League with LEDs Upgrade
  6. San Jose-based Park Lit up with LED Retrofit Lamps
  7. Tridonic Sheds Light on Dazzling Jewellery
  8. ThinkLite Upgrades Boston-based One Post Office Square with LEDs
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