Hot Picks of the Week March 7-11

Highlights this week:

It has been done. A group of British researchers have succeeded in growing laser on silicon substrates, which could pave the way to economic super computers in the future. If this technology leaves the lab, it could overturn the lighting industry.

Taiwanese LED chip maker Epistar usually has taken a more passive stance when it comes to court battles, but recently it alleged Epileds for infringing three IR LED patents. The company also shared with us their latest LED filament patent strategy.

More rumors about next generation iPhones has been spreading like wild fire for the last couple of weeks, with market rumors pointing to a larger OLED screened phone of potentially 5.8-inch. LG Display is the rumored supplier for the OLED-screened phones. The Korean company continues to be very active in the OLED market, and is said to be delivering its OLED displays for interior display systems in the Mercedes Benz E-class. LG has also asked Samsung to form a large OLED TV panel partnership to cope with Chinese competitors.

Ahead of Light+Building 2016, some trends we are seeing from manufacturers press releases include smart LED lights, more efficient and brighter LED packages, surge in CoB products and better lights.

Editor recommendations

  1. British Researchers Demonstrate First Laser Grown on Silicon
  2. Epistar Files Lawsuit Against Epileds for Infringing Three IR LED Patents
  3. Gradual Upticks in Market Demands Led to Stable LED Bulb Prices in February, says LEDinside
  4. Indian State Maharashtra Slashes Energy Consumption with LED Bulbs Distribution and Streetlight Upgrade
  5. Epistar Provides Best LED Filament Technology to Partners
  6. LG Display Rumored to be Supplying OLED Display Solutions to Mercedes-Benz New E-Class
  7. Xcel Energy Tackles Wisconsin Town Residents Lighting Concerns with Well-Designed LED Streetlights
  8. OSRAM Uses Arrayent Platform to Control Smart LED Lights
  9. GE’s Energy Startup Current Signs Strategic Smart City Partnership with Tianjin Government
  10. LG Asks Samsung to Form Large OLED TV Panel Partnership

Innovative technologies

Government projects

Industry news

  1. Pixelligent Technologies Optical Adhesive Chosen by Norland Products for UV Curing Applications
  2. Philips Lighting to Raise R&D Investment in China
  3. San’an Opto to Acquire Wafer Foundry GCS Holdings for US $226M
  4. Light + Building showcases a wide variety of lighting solutions and trends
  5. Malaysian Company Elsoft Starts Production of LED Test Equipment
  6. Why the Bugatti Chiron Taillight Can Be A Single LED Strip Light
  7. Soraa Decodes TM-30 Color Metrics
  8. Heliospectra Receives LED Light Order from Washington State Cannabis Grower
  9. Honglitronic Records Soaring Net Profits in 1Q16
  10. Acclaim Lighting Addds New Intelligent Dimmable Light to its Product Portfolio
  11. Cambridge Hardware Conference Sheds Light on Up-to-date LED Technologies
  12. DOE to Host Connected Lighting Systems Workshop in November 2016
  13. The New iPhone Rumored to Size Up to 5.8-inches OLED Displays in 2017
  14. LG Innotek teams up with AIXTRON technology

New products

  1. Toyoda Gosei Reveals New Glass-Encapsulated UV LED
  2. Philips Launches Direct LED Replacement Range for CFL Downlights with 60% Energy Savings
  3. Everlight to Showcase New 5630 LED Series for Professional Applications at Light + Building 2016
  4. Everlight Electronics Expands Product Portfolio with New Mid-power 2835 LED Package for General Applications
  5. Seoul Semiconductor Launches New Mid-power LED Packages with the World’s Best Luminous Efficiency
  6. Wake up gently with Makrolon® polycarbonate
  7. Cost reduction of LED luminaires with Covestro’s Makrolon® polycarbonate
  8. Lumileds Releases LUXEON 3535L HE Plus for High Efficiency Troffer Applications
  9. Cree Boosts High Power XLamp XP LEDs Performance
  10. Seal Shield Launches Mobile UV-C LED Sanitizer for Health Care Applications
  11. GE Lighting C Sleep Smart Bulbs Hit Markets
  12. Philips Lighting Launches New Futureproofed Smart LED Family of Streetlights
  13. Osram Launches More Efficient LED Package for Outdoor Lighting Systems
  14. Specialty polycarbonates light the way to improved LED performance and quality
  15. Resins, sheets & films – for a brighter world
  16. Edison Opto Demonstrates Intelligent Lighting at Light+Building 2016
  17. Verbatim to Showcase Vx-filter Technology with Enriched Colors and Improved Detail Rendering
  18. Standard Technology Introduces Energy Saving Products to Taiwanese Consumers
  19. Strategies in Light - Instrument Systems Won the Sapphire Award 2016
  20. ANewPow Ltd Launches New Light Tank for Outdoor Applications
  21. Inventergy to Present at the 28th Annual ROTH Conference
  22. acdc to Showcase a Toolkit of Luminaires for Lighting Upgrade at Light + Building 2016
  23. Crystal IS Adds New Deep UVC LEDs with Higher Light Output to Product Portfolio
  24. Cincon Launches LED Controls with Improved Efficiency
  25. Power Photon Deomonstrates LED Filament Tube and Cooling Package
  26. Luminus Introduces New COB LEDs for Outdoor Applications
  27. MaxLite Expands Product Portfolio with New LED lamps for Use in Fully Enclosed Luminaires
  28. Molex Brings its Network Connected LED Lighting System to Cisco Digital Ceiling
  29. Ushio America Launches New Direct Replacement LED T8 Lamps
  30. LG Innotek Releases Driver on Board LED Module for Lighting Applications
  31. Lextar to Announce Smart Location-based Service
  32. Lunera Lighting Enables Lighting as a Service for Commercial Infrastructures
  33. Ambion Lighting Showcases LED Salt Lamp for Healthier Living
  34. MiLi OPTO Enterprises Intoduces New LED Lamps
  35. Monocrystal to Demonstrate World’s First 300 kg KY Sapphire Crystal at Semicon China 2016

Lighting projects

  1. Spanish Landmarks Sparkle under Philips Smart Lights
  2. Danish Art Museum ARoS “Rainbow Halo” Illuminated with LEDs
  3. Philips LightVibes Brought Imagine Dragons Concert Film to London Audience
  4. Houston Astros to be Lit with Musco’s LED Lighting System and Save up to US $1M within 10 Years
  5. Digital Lumens Smart LEDs Illuminate GEODIS Asset Recovery Center in Germany
  6. Billion Electric Supports Taipei Freeway Smart LED Streetlight Network Project
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