Hot Picks of the Week Aug. 10-14

Highlights this week:

  • NASA astronauts take a bite out of space grown veggies sprouted from LED grow lights.
  • IKEA to swap all lighting products with LEDs starting from September 2015.
  • Security experts find a way to hack into ZigBee wireless connected products, even smart LED lights can be compromised.
  • Cree reports losses in 2Q15, due to company restructure efforts.

Editor Recommendations

  1. Chinese LED Companies Listed on the OTCBB Benefit from Government Subsidies During 1H15
  2. MLS to Raise RMB2.3B for LED Business Investments
  3. Astronauts Sample Taste LED Grown Veggies in Space
  4. Which Company Has the Strongest Investor in the Chinese LED Industry?
  5. IKEA to Only Sell LED Bulbs and Luminaires
  6. Main Chinese Players in the Flash LED Market
  7. Experts Find Serious Security Flaws in ZigBee Connected Devices
  8. New Wave of Management Resignations in China’s LED Industry
  9. UBS: LED Lighting Market Penetration to Reach 30% in 2015
  10. Sapphire Crystal Hinders Apple Watch Sales

What’s Trending

Government projects

  1. Auckland Rolls Out Massive LED Streetlight Upgrade
  2. UK City Council Switches Lights to Bring Back Glow Worms Libido
  3. Vietnam Blames High Costs for Delayed LED Installation
  4. U.S. Navy Upgrades Lighting with T-LED Fixtures
  5. Oregon's City Signs Energy Savings Performance Contract with Ameresco

Industry News

  1. Cree Posts Losses Due to LED Business Restructure
  2. Unity Opto Revenues Drop in July, Plans to Repurchase Shares
  3. Nationstar Net Profits Up 30% YoY during First Half of 2015
  4. HC Semitek Acquires Sapphire Maker Crystaland
  5. GTAT Appoints David Keck as CEO
  6. Illumitex Raises US $16M to Expand Grow Light Sector
  7. Lighting Science Group Wins Summary Judgement in Patent Infringement Lawsuit against GE Lighting
  8. Panasonic to Move Certain LED Production Lines from Indonesia to Japan
  9. Finding New LED Lighting Business Opportunities in Thailand at Upcoming EcoLight Tech Asia 2015
  10. EcoLightTech Asia 2015 to Attract Sales for Thailand's Green and Innovative Lighting Industry
  11. SEDNA Partners Up with Cardiff University Formula Student Team
  12. IDTechEx Projects OLED Market to Double in Size by 2016
  13. TOGGLED Adds CLEANLIFE® Energy As New LED Lighting Patent Licensees
  14. Kent State University Professor Receives Grant to Develop OLED Tech for Flexible Displays
  15. LIGHTFAIR® International 2016 Call for Speakers: Global Invitation to Experts in Diverse Disciplines

New Products

  1. Acuity Brands' Outdoor LED Conversions Retrofit Wide Range Lighting Applicaiton
  2. Crystal IS Unveils New UVC LEDs
  3. Beacon Products Introduces Orbean Luminaire for Parking Space Applications
  4. Renault's New Espace Uses HELLA LED Tail Lamps
  5. Solid State Supplies' New Efficient LED Engin Emitter Delivers 4W of Flux
  6. Lightify Garden Spots from Osram Spice Up Outdoor Parties
  7. Sansi Introduces New Smart LED Street Light
  8. Future Smart LEDs to Transform Shopping Experiences
  9. Washingon's City Teams up with Ameresco to Install Wireless-controlled LED Street Lights
  10. Dialight Unveils New Wireless Occupancy Sensors for Smart LED Lighting Systems

Innovative Applications

Lighting Projects

  1. Art Museums Turning to LEDs to Preserve Masterpieces
  2. Lightings That Complete Gourmet Experience
  3. Mexican Department Store Lit with Dynamic LED Lighting Solutions
  4. Plessey's Plymouth Facility Converts to LED Lighting
  5. U.S. Grower Accelerates Rooting of Plants with Philips LED Grow Lights
  6. Cree Provides Low Maintenance Lighting Solution to U.S. Community College
  7. Illuminated Aerial Sculptures Lit up Night Sky of North America Cities
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