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Highlights this week:

  • A MIT research has caught on like wild-fire in the industry this week, since it holds the potential of reviving the nearly phased-out incandescent bulbs. The research claims that by using nano optic crystal structures, they were able to raise incandescent luminous efficiency to 6% and holds the potential of reaching 40% rivaling LEDs. However, there was a slight glitch in the press release. The cited luminous efficiency data was a bit outdated, most likely traced to 2013 results. Thanks to a reader from Epistar, who pointed us into the right direction, LEDs luminous efficiency is now much closer to 39%-50%. Still it presents a potential that old technologies can be improvised.
  • In the patent sector, Osram has authorized the use of white LED chip patents to Unity Opto and has withdrew its previous lawsuit against the LED company client ASUS.
  • LEDinside has released a mini-series this week for interested readers that are curious about the potential outcomes of Osram’s lighting business sale. Which Chinese company might emerge as the winning bidder? And who has the best vertical integration strategies? Scroll down to find out more. Also check out our section below for details about Lighting Japan 2016.
  • On a more serious note, LEDinside’s  editorial team is working hard and to the best of our ability to provide accurate information in all our articles, but we cannot guarantee all the information in the press releases submitted or found is 100% accurate. 

Editor recommendations

  1. Nanotechnology Raises Incandescent Bulb Efficiency to Same Level as LEDs
  2. Which Chinese LED Candidate Will Emerge as the Winning Bidder of Osram’s Lighting Business?
  3. Analyses of Five Major LED Manufacturers Vertical Integration Strategies (Part 1)
  4. Analyses of Five Major LED Manufacturers Vertical Integration Strategies (Part 2)
  5. Miami Dolphins to Kick off Future Football Seasons in LED Lit Stadium
  6. India Can Save US $6B Annually By Switching to LEDs by 2018
  7. Apple iOS 9.3 Upgrade Includes Blue Light Reduction Features
  8. Osram Grants Unity Opto White LED Package License, Dismisses Previous ASUS Patent Infringement Case
  9. Apple and Samsung Display Close to Inking OLED Contract
  10. Year-End Sales Drives Down LED Bulb Prices in December 2015, says LEDinside

Lighting Japan 2016

Innovative Technology

  1. Harvard University Develops Single-chip Polarimeter for Laser
  2. What if Laser Technology was introduced into Smartphones?
  3. European Scientists Develop LEDs Made From Luminescent Proteins
  4. U.S. Researchers Unveil Oxygen’s Role in Strengthening Red LEDs
  5. German Researchers Find out How Copper Can Make OLEDs more Efficient
  6. Memoori: LEDs & Lighting Controls Cause Massive Shifts in the Building Sector

Government projects

Industry news

  1. The Optical Society Names New Chief Scientist
  2. Almoe Group UAE Adds Chroma-Q Color One 100 LED PARs to Rental Collection
  3. Universal Display Corporation Issues Its 2,000th OLED Patent
  4. NGL Outdoor Competition 2016 Calls for Submission
  5. GE's Lighting Infrastructure Upgrade Will Save Big and Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Santander
  6. Optical Interconnects Conference 2016 Calls for Papers
  7. U.S. Medical Center Replaced 28K LED Lights to Save on Energy

New products

  1. GlacialLight Launches New High Bay Lights
  2. METEOR LIGHTING Launches Recess Downlight with High Lumen Package
  3. Hisense Showcases Laser TV Technology at CES 2016
  4. Dell Unveils First OLED Monitor at CES 2016
  5. Pioneer Exhibits a Transparent OLED Automotive Brake Light at CES 2016
  6. Bright Vision Technologies Unveils LED Luminaires for Varied Applications
  7. MechaTronix Releases High Bay Coolers for up to 35000 Lumen
  8. InteLink Technology Releases Energy Saving LED Streetlight
  9. Square LED Campaign Launched by PIXI(R) Lighting on Indiegogo
  10. Acuity Brands to Demonstrate Indoor Positioning at NRF 2016 with Microsoft's Retail Industry Group
  11. Elemental LED Adds New Luminaires to its Product Portfolio
  12. Global Tech LED Releases New DLC Listed Screw-in Retrofit

Lighting projects

  1. Icelandair Brightens up Cabin Floorpaths with Latest STG Aerospace Product
  2. On Creating Personality for Spaces: Anne Kustner Haser Talks about the Right Lighting
  3. Crosswater UK Showroom Illuminated by Soraa's LEDs
  4. Musco to Eliminates Glare Issues at UCCS
  5. Philips' LED Lighting System Enables Energy Saving for NZ-based Airline Catering
  6. Orilamp Challenges Your Conception about Portable Luminaires
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