Hot Picks of the Week March 31-April 2

Highlights of the week:

  • Much to the industry’s surprise, Philips Lumileds was sold to Asian consortium led by Chinese investment firm GO Scale Capital Investment. The investment firm, which also invests in several Chinese LED companies, has acquired 80.1% of Lumileds shares. This development will likely assist Chinese LED market developments.
  • LEDinside revisits the infamous dress that divided the Internet with Bridgelux experts, and discuss the implications it has for retail lighting.
  • The first graphene LED bulbs developed by a British research team will hit the markets sometime in late 2015.

Editor Recommendations:

  1. LEDinside: ASEAN Rapid FTA and Economic Community Developments Pave Entry Point for Chinese LED Manufacturers
  2. [Breaking News] GO Scale Capital Investment Consortium Leads 80.1% Acquisition of Philips Lumileds
  3. Go Scale Capital Acquisition of Philips Lumileds Might Solve China LED Patent Issues
  4. LEDinside: Go Scale Capital's Acquisition of Lumileds to Transform Global LED Competition Landscape
  5. Important Lessons for Retail Lighting from the Dress that Broke the Internet
  6. Graphene LED Light Bulbs to Hit the Market in Late 2015
  7. India LED Market Enters Exponential Growth Phase
  8. LG and Samsung Agree to Legal Truce
  9. Monocrystal Ready to Take on LED and Mobile Device Market

TILS 2015: LED Executive Summit

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Government policies:

Industry News:

  1. Global Surgical Lamps Market Will Reach US$ 729 M by 2020
  2. SFCE Secures Ownership Stake in Lattice Power
  3. Veeco Appoints New Member to Board of Directors
  4. Molex SSL Expert Illuminates Path of Empowerment through Light at TEDxBentleyU
  5. Digital Lumens Expands Product Team to Accelerate Expansion of Lighting and Energy Management Solutions
  6. Nanoco and Marl Announce Partnership to Develop Lighting Products Enhanced With Cadmium-Free Quantum Dots
  7. C3 Lighting Solutions to Display New LED Fixtures at LightFair 2015
  8. Acuity Brands, Cisco and Sensity Host Advanced Smart Outdoor Lighting Webinar
  9. LG Innotek And Daintree Networks Team Up To Create Embedded Wireless Drivers for LED Fixtures
  10. Flexfire LED Strip Light Manufacturer Opens New Distribution Center in Tustin, California
  11. WinterGreen Research: LED Agricultural Grow Lights Market to Reach $1.8 Billion By 2021

New Products:

  1. Cree Redefines Outdoor Lighting Performance for Rural Applications
  2. Cree Releases LED T8 Tubes for Consumers
  3. GE Expands Red Phosphor Product Portfolio for LED Displays
  4. GlacialLight Expands Product Portfolio with New Track Lights
  5. Sengled Boost Reinvents the Light Bulb as a Wi-Fi Repeater
  6. Lincoln Continental Concept Sedan Features Advanced Lighting Technology
  7. LeDiamond Opto Launches New Double Side Emitting LED Module
  8. Ringdale's 10-Year LED Luminaire Warranty Covers Light Loss
  9. Hubbell Lighting Launches LED Conversion Kit

Interesting Applications:

Lighting Projects:

  1. Clue 01 Competition Winner Shed Light on Photovascular System Design
  2. Interview with Amospheric Strategist Galina Zbrizher
  3. Eaton Helps Duquesne University Gumberg Library Increase Lighting Energy Efficiency
  4. Hubbell Lighting Launches Recessed Luminaire for Office and School Applications
  5. India International Airport Lounge Touched up with LEDs
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