Hot Picks of the Week May 11-15

Highlights this week:

  • This has been a rather slow week for the LED industry. LEDinside has released latest reports for LED package and bulb prices. LED package prices have slid over the past months as market intensifies, and more manufacturers are moving to more profitable industries. In the LED bulb market, Chinese market is seeing a price uptick as lower quality products exit the market.
  • Lextar sells its factory in Taiwan for NT $361 million.
  • Opel Astra to be launched in 2016 will be equipped with smart LED headlights.
  • Apple Homekit devices will be launched in June.

Editor Recommendations

  1. LEDinside Reports Sliding LED Package Prices
  2. LEDinside: LED Bulb Prices Rebound in China in April as Low Quality Products Exit Market
  3. Lextar Sells A Factory in Taiwan for NT $361 M
  4. Indian City Noida Plans to Upgrade LED Streetlights
  5. Data Network Communication at the Speed of Light
  6. Opel Astra to Be Equipped with Smart LED Matrix Light in 2016
  7. Philips Survey Shows New Zealand Consumers Held Back by LED Lighting Misperceptions
  8. Apple HomeKit Products to Be Released Next Month
  9. Producing Tomorrow's Vegetables with Urban Farming and Modern LED Lighting
  10. Drivers Propelling Smart Lighting Developments (Part 2) 

What’s Trending

Government policies

Industry News

  1. Epistar and GPI 2Q15 Revenue Estimated to Increase 15%
  2. Ming-chi Kuo: Apple Might Launch Limited Sapphire Editions of iPhone 6S Plus
  3. Edison Opto, Unity Opto and Ledlink Revenues Reach New Heights in April
  4. Dow Corning Granted Korean Patent for LED Optical Silicone Encapsulant Technology
  5. Enlighted’s Customer First™ Program Advances Lighting Manufacturers’ Participation in the IoT for Commercial Buildings
  6. Noribachi 1Q15 Revenue More than Doubles

New Products

  1. Panasonic Launches Industry's Smallest Semiconductor Device 'PhotoMOS' with Low Consumption Current
  2. MaxLite Launches Highly Energy Efficient LED Luminaires for Indoor Commercial Applications
  3. Dialight LED Conveyor Light Offers Zero-Maintenance for Mining Sites
  4. Acuity Brands Showcases Luminaires Integrating LED and OLED Tech at LightFair Int’l 2015
  5. Sony Introduces New Bluetooth Speaker LED Bulb
  6. Edison Opto Launches AC COB LED Modules
  7. Acuity Brands Shines Light on Hospital Patient Rooms with New Entera™LED Lighting Platform

Lighting Projects

  1. OSRAM Illuminates Eurovision Song Contest 2015
  2. Ketra Illuminates New Art Institute of Chicago Exhibit
  3. Grand Lacere Kagoshima Illuminated with Water Flow Lighting Effects
  4. Philips Lights Up South African Monuments
  5. Vietnam Lotte Center’s New Lighting Design Inspired by Blooming Lotus Flowers
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