Hot Picks of the Week June 23-27

Highlights this week:

Nichia is very focused on new patent suits, and filed not one but four new suits. The patent suits, include those involving U.S. LED bulb distributors Feit Electric, Meridian, Lowe’s and L G Supplier (not LG Supplier). These three suits are centered around the 250 patent, which involves resin and LED chip leadframe structures. The last suit targeting B&Q self-branded LED bulbs mostly has to do with YAG patents, and unlike the first three is clamping down on home improvement company’s branded bulbs.

Philips Lighting announced earlier this week it will be exercising over-allotment option, but due to conditions stated in the press release we can’t publish the full content. Sorry guys.

DOE has announced its new advanced SSL technologies funding, which includes LED and OLED technologies. Cree made it to the list among LED recipients.

A new scientific study suggests milk spoils faster under LED lights because photosensitive materials in proteins get destroyed faster under bright lights. For more details please see below.

Editor recommendations

  1. [Breaking News] Nichia Files New Lawsuits against U.S. Distributors Feit Electric, Meridian and Lowe’s
  2. Nichia Targets B&Q Self-Branded LED Bulbs in Latest YAG Patent Suit
  3. Exclusive Interview with WELLMAX CEO Yamin Wang at GILE 2016
  4. OLED Association Head Attacks QLED Display Quality
  5. DOE Offers US $10.5M Funding to Advance SSL Technologies
  6. Milk Deteriorates Faster Under LED Lights
  7. Samsung Display to Double OLED Shipments in 1Q16
  8. Philips Lighting Exercises Over-Allotment Option
  9. Digital Lumens Plays on Smart Lighting Software System Strengths

Innovative Technologies

  1. Scientists Unveil New Atlas of Light Pollution
  2. Light Found Effective in Removing Defects in Semiconductors
  3. Researchers Find New State of Matter in Single-Layer Graphene
  4. Researchers Develop New Method to Stabilize Perovskite Materials for LEDs
  5. Nano ‘Hall of Mirrors’ Leads to Molecules to Mix with Light
  6. Short Periods of Blue-Light Exposures Can Benefit the Brain in the Long Run
  7. Healthier Clones Grown with LEDs Instead of Fluorescent Light

Government projects and resources

Industry news

  1. Samsung Electronics’ VP Visits Strategic Partner WELLMAX’s Booth at GILE
  2. Nichia Files a Patent Infringement Lawsuit against B&Q in the UK
  3. Outdoor Construction Lighting Market Drives Chinese Lighting Market Growth
  4. Nualight Sales Lumotech’s LED Driver Business to Fulham Company Group
  5. Philips Lighting Partners with International Rose Breeders for LED Research
  6. The Good and the Bad of Epistar’s LED Chip Price Hike
  7. Lastertech Upholds Positive Outlook for 2H16
  8. Havells India Raises Stake in Promptec Renewable
  9. Veeco Receives Massive Landmark Order for MBE R&D System From Nanjing University
  10. Hubbell Lighting Appoints New GM for Lighting Components Business
  11. American Medical Association Adopts Guidance to Reduce Harmful Effects from Bright LED Streetlights
  12. Lekise Seeks Int’l Business Opportunities at GILE 2016
  13. Plessey Assigns Maarten Klein as Head Agronomist for PhytoLux
  14. Breakthrough, Innovation and New Way of Living is to be Introduced to Lighting Industry- GILE 2016
  15. UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous A21 LED Lamp with Unauthorized UL Mark
  16. Samsung Reinvents the Notification LED by Placing Ring Light Around Rear Camera

New products

  1. Hubbell Updates HCS wiSCAPE Gateway for Improved Wireless Outdoor Lighting Control
  2. LightLi Launches Flameless Smart LED Wax Candle Lights
  3. Venture Lighting Europe Launches Retrofit LED Corn Lamps
  4. Cree Unveils High Power LED with 25% Increased Efficacy
  5. Osram Sets New Records with its New Phaser
  6. MaxLite's LED Square Canopy Offers Energy Efficiency for Area Illumination
  7. PennSMART Retrofit Easily Upgrades Ordinary Outdoor Lights to Smart IoT Lighting
  8. Elemental LED Adds Sea Turtle-Friendly Certified LED Lighting to Product Portfolio
  9. Revolution Lighting Received US$2.25M for LED Retrofit Projects at Public School Systems
  10. Eaton’s Ephesus Launches New Retrofit LEDs for Sports Field Applications
  11. Panasonic Introduces Connectors for Connecting In-vehicle LED Lamp Modules to Boards
  12. Lighting Science Releases New Downlight with Improved Output
  13. GlacialLight Adds New LED High-Bay Light to Product Portfolio
  14. BIOS to Demonstrate New Low Profile LED Grow Lights for Vertical Farming in Oakland

Lighting projects

  1. Aging Shipyard Transformed into Entertaining Attraction with Colorful Dynamic Lighting
  2. Le Jardin De Rabelais Partners Philips Lighting for All-Year-Round Tomato Crop Growth
  3. Osram Lights up European Soccer Championship with LEDs
  4. LG Innotek's New LED Products Wows Visitors at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition
  5. Cree Lights up U-Haul Corportate Headquaters' Parking Structure with LEDs
  6. Philips Lighting Teams with Amsterdam ArenA for Dynamic Pitch Lighting
  7. Anonymous Donations to Light up Two Memphis-based Bridges with LEDs
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