Hot Picks of the Week April 13-17

Highlights of the week:

  • Two interesting market rumors about OLED applications have emerged this week, the first being OLED taillights developed by Osram might be mass produced for the upcoming BMW M2 in 2016. A Korean media report is also pointing to Apple’s introduction of OLED displays in next generation iPads to be released in 2017.
  • GLT has launched new LED panel that might match OLEDs.
  • Seeking Alpha investigative report has revealed ForceField Energy misleading use of paid stock promotions to attract investors, and linked top company management to past frauds.
  • In terms of new LED applications, U.S. researchers are testing the possibility of treating gulf war illness and potentially brain trauma with IR LEDs. ICFO researchers have also made some breakthroughs in graphene light-to-electricity conversions
  • Finally, Osram is raising its margin outlook for 2015 because of more favorable currency exchange conditions.

Editor Recommendations:

  1. U.S. Researchers Test IR LED Treatments for Gulf War Illness
  2. Taiwanese Automotive Lighting Manufacturers Outlook and Challenges
  3. Russian Distributor Platan's Outlook of Russian LED Chip Market after Economic Sanctions
  4. BMW OLED Taillights Might Be Mass Produced By 2016 Earliest
  5. Apple Embraces OLED Displays for Future iPads?
  6. San'an Licenses Japanese LED Patent Portfolio to Luminus Devices
  7. Dakale Insists Human Factors Caused Cracked Sapphire Phone Screens
  8. GLT Releases OLED Substitute LED Guide Lights
  9. Graphene Speeds Up Light-to-Electricity Conversion
  10. LED Installer ForceField Energy Busted for Paid Stock Promotion
  11. Osram Raises EBITA Margin Outlook for 2015 Due to Favorable Currency Effects

Industry News:

  1. Acuity Brands Announces Acquisition of LED Indoor Positioning Company ByteLight
  2. Yokowo Launches High Thermal Dissipation LTCC Substrates to Lower LED Package Costs
  3. Aircraft Lighting Specialist STG Aerospace Establishes New Branch in China
  4. Plessey Expands Distribution Network in Turkey with ROM Elektronik Partnership
  5. IKEA LED Bulb Sale Campaign Raises US$ 11.6 M for UNHCR
  6. Corning Supplies Glass Substrates to OLEDWorks
  7. LG Chem Showcases Latest OLED Lighting Solutions at Euroluce 2015
  8. Innovative LED Headlight Designs at AMPA 2015
  9. Backlight Revenue Drives Up Lianovation Net Profit by 40% in 2014
  10. Orion Energy Systems Wins $1M LED Lighting Solution Order for Leading Consumer Electronic Manufacturer
  11. GE to Roll out Smart Streetlight Pilot Projects in San Diego and Jacksonville
  12. STG Aerospace to Upgrade Shanghai Airlines 767 Fleet with LED Emergency Floorpaths
  13. STG Aerospace Provides Photoluminescent and LED Lighting for La Compagnie Boeing 757-200

New Products:

  1. Tridonic Launches New DC Power Solution
  2. AkzoNobel New Powder Coating Raises Lighting Output by 30%
  3. Cree Expands LMH2 LED Module Product Portfolio
  4. Hubbell Lighting Expands Prescolite LED Lighting Product Portfolio
  5. Hubbell Lighting and Totus Solution Launch LED Integrated Surveillance Camera
  6. Smart Vision Lights Launches New High Power LED Scan Light
  7. ALW Releases Three New LED Luminaires and Tunable White Technology
  8. MaxLite Launches Lamp Ready Series of Fixtures
  9. FuturoLighting Launches Smart AC LED Module
  10. MAZeT Presents Complex LED Lighting Systems
  11. TI New DLP Chipset for HUDs Enables Wider LED Applications
  12. TEP Discount Lighting Program Now Includes LED Bulbs

Interesting Applications:

Lighting Projects:

  1. Philips OneSpace Luminous Ceiling to Showcase at Lightfair 2015
  2. Zumtobel Illuminates Montforthaus with Unique LED Lighting Solution
  3. Hudson Valley Lighting® Illuminates PBS’s 35th Season of THIS OLD HOUSE®
  4. University of Illinois Upgrades to LED High-bay Lights
  5. NORIBACHI And Intelligent Energy Light And Power Overhaul USA Auto Group Lighting with LEDs
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