2019-11-04

Stretchable Light-emitting Device Turns Human Skin into Displays

A Chinese research team recently develop a stretchable light-emitting devices which delivers information and can be attached to human skin and other surfaces. The device is like a temporary tattoo and can be operated at low voltage so it does not cause harm to users. Published in ACS Materials Letter in October 2019, the results from researchers at Nanjing University in China demonstrated stretchable light-emitting devices called alternating-current electroluminescent (ACEL) displays. The device has a sandwiched structure with an electroluminescent layer made of light-em...
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2019-10-31

Tridonic Partners NMB-Minebea-GmbH to Build Intelligent Lighting Solutions for Smart Cities

Lighting company Tridonic and NMB-Minebea-GmbH, which is part of the MinebeaMitsumi group who manufacture machinery components and electronics devices, have signed a contract to form a strategic partnership. The partnership aims to develop intelligent outdoor lighting solutions for Smart Cities. Based on Tridonic’s lighting technology and Paradox Engineering’s connectivity platform and applications ecosystem, the partnership aims to provide integrated Smart City services. For this purpose, hardware and software from both partners will be aligned so that the...
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2019-10-30

Wiltshire County Council Expands Telensa Deployment to 42,000 Smart Streetlights

Smart street lighting company Telensa is going to expand its PLANet intelligent street lighting system to Wiltshire County, adding 7,000 more lights across the county. The established deployment already controls 35,000 lights, and paid for itself in just six years through reduced energy and maintenance costs. These controls are also being upgraded as part of a broader LED replacement program for which Ringway is the contractor and Atkins is the consultant. The combination of Telensa smart controls and advanced LED lights from Urbis Schréder has enabled the Co...
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2019-10-30

Cree Lighting Debuts Sunlight Mimicking Lighting Solution; Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike LEDs Adopted for Aquarium Lighting

LED technology has progressed to create lights that are similar to natural lights for progresses, which might help to enhance wellbeing for not only human beings but also other creatures. Several researches suggested that mood, sense of well-being, productivity and cognition might all benefit from lighting that tracks the solar day. Thus, LED and lighting companies across the world are releasing advanced products for health improvement. Cree Lighting announced the availability of its architectural-grade Cadiant™ Dynamic Lighting Experience. The company introduced Cad...
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2019-10-29

Signify Partners Latécoère and Huneed Technologies to Bring LiFi on Flights

Signify announced the partnership with aircraft manufacturer Latécoère for the industrial scale-up of its LiFi technology. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on its Trulifi technology. The partnership also include South Korea’s aerospace and defense specialist, Huneed Technologies, for data communication electronics and software. “The Paris Air Show 2019 gave Latécoère the opportunity to demonstrate the power of the LiFi speed. Our technology, which showcases our Group’s worldwide lead in in...
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2019-10-28

Vertical Farm Startups Continue Expansion in the U.S.

With increasing urban population across the world that drives food demands in cities, innovative growing techniques are critical for sustaining food supply. Vertical farming that cultivate crops with LED lighting and controlled environment has served as a solution to provide fresh food for areas with high population density with less water and space consumed. Agritech companies in the U.S. are expanding their vertical farming business across the country. Plenty, a vertical farming company based in California, USA, announced that it will build a new farm in Los Angeles later...
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2019-10-25

HUDs with LED and Laser Light to Become a Trend in Automotive Application

Automotive applications mark a niche market for global LED makers. While the developing electronic vehicle and autonomous driving technology with higher requirement for power saving open more opportunities for LED producers, LED technology progress also supports more application options for automobile manufacturers. Head up display (HUD) which enables drivers to obtain information while looking the frond is an application that can be enhanced through advance LED technologies. A HUD system usually include a picture generating unit (PGU) consisting of an LED arra...
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2019-10-25

Smart Lights Might Become Data Security Gaps

Connected lighting with smart light bulbs that can be controlled via mobile phone or tablets help to improve life convenience. However, a new study by researchers at the University of Texas, San Antonio (UTSA) warns that personal data and information could be hacked via smart light bulbs. Researchers at UTSA have conducted a review of the security holes that exist in popular smart-light brands. According to the analysis, the next prime target could be that smart bulb that shoppers buy for the coming holiday season. "Your smart bulb could come equipped with infrare...
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2019-10-25

UVC LED Application Trend: Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

The applications of water disinfection and purification are expanding and becomes a driving force of the UVC LED market. One of the growing applications is UV-C embedded water bottle. LEDinside reported in August one model of the UV-C LED integrated bottle offered by an on-line design shop NOERDEN. Soon after that, we found more and more similar products launched in the past two months. In most of the bottles, a UV-C LED module with Li-Polymer battery is equipped with the bottle cap and can be activated to water disinfection by tapping the cap. Th...
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2019-10-24

Apple Reportedly to Launch AR Glasses in 2020, Maybe with Micro LED Displays

Apple’s AR glasses have become even more materialized as Bloomberg reported on October 21 that the iPhone maker is likely to introduce AR headset which synchronize the new 5G upgraded iPhone in 2020. According to Bloomberg, the glasses will wirelessly connected with iPhone to show information over users’ field of vision, displaying texts, emails, maps or even games. Apple was also said to include an App Store with the headset. (Image: the United States Patent and Trademark Office) The Apple’s AR glasses are expected to have holographic dis...
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2019-10-24

Bridgelux and WiSilica Build Partnership for Smart IoT Lighting

IoT solution provider WiSilica announced a global strategic collaboration with LED lighting technology company Bridgelux for providing intelligent wireless control solutions and intuitive applications. This affiliation allows Bridgelux to deliver streamlined experiences in human-centric lighting and wireless controls. In a fast urbanizing world like today’s, the benefits of IoT and connected lighting are immense; primarily in driving cost benefits, convenience, and energy efficiency. Bridgelux and WiSilica are ready to cater efficiently to these requirements. WiSil...
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2019-10-23

Heliospectra to Provide Eco Canadian Organic with LED Spectrum Control for Cannabis Production

Horticulture lighting technology supplier Heliospectra announced that it will supply spectra controllable LED lighting solutions and light control system for Canadian cannabis grower. The horticulture LED lighting and control solutions are designed to ensure high-quality production and healthy plants from propagation to harvest. Eco Canadian Organic (E.C.O.) is a family-owned commercial cannabis late-stage license applicant with Health Canada ACMPR and is located in New Brunswick, Canada. The company will apply the new cultivation facility to focus on medicinal ...
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2019-10-23

Increasing Demands for High Contrast Display Drives Mini LED Commercialization

As display technology continues to progress, worldwide big names have launched innovative displays that the resolution has evolved from full HD to 4K. Nevertheless, without high contrast, the refined display performance of high resolution would not be fully presented. High contrast intensifies the brightness and darkness of images and videos on TVs and gaming monitors and enables AR wearables or automotive displays to deliver clear picture under sunlight. Thus, the demands for high contrast display keep rising. LEDs, with its self-emitting feature, can be adopted to various ...
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2019-10-23

Hyundai Mobis Invests US$50M Velodyne Lidar to Build LiDAR Product for Asia Market

Hyundai Mobis announced its partnership with Velodyne Lidar for mass-producing level 3 autonomous driving LiDAR system. Hyundai Mobis will also invest US$50 million in Velodyne to reinforce business cooperation in LiDAR commercialization. (Image: Hyundai Mobis) The two companies will collaborate on new LiDAR system supply by integrating Velodyne’s latest LiDAR sensors with Hyundai Mobis’ cognitive software. Hyundai Mobis’ cognitive software will process the outside vehicle environment data gathered by LiDAR sensors which means tha...
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2019-10-22

Exposure to Blue Light Might Accelerate Aging

A new study by researchers at Oregon State University suggests that the blue wavelengths produced by LED damage cells in the brain as well as retinas. The study, published today in Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, involved a widely used organism, Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, an important model organism because of the cellular and developmental mechanisms it shares with other animals and humans. Jaga Giebultowicz, the researcher from the OSU College of Science, has led a research collaboration that examined how flies responded to daily 12-hour exposu...
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2019-10-17

StereoVision Imaging Awarded FMCW LiDAR Patents

Specialized in facial recognition, the U.S.-based company StereoVision Imaging (SVI) announced that it won eight patents related to Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LiDAR technology. Conventional FMCW LiDAR systems are typically limited in various aspects of operation. For example, these conventional systems are not able to provide range and/or range rate information instantaneously based on the target signal or unambiguously determine distance and velocity. These limitations may be exacerbated by various operating conditions such as, for example,...
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2019-10-17

Acuva Technologies and Canature Team up to Develop UV LED Water Treatment Solution

Chinese water treatment system developer Canature and Canada-based UV LED water disinfection technology provider announced their partnership for UV-LED water treatment technology solutions. (Image: Acuva) Acuva Technologies utilizes UVC-LED technology to build water purification system. The company won CAD 2.1 million (US$ 1.6 million) Canadian government funds last year and received certification by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) with its UV LED water disinfection module. The company sees Can...
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2019-10-16

LEGO Brick City Illuminated with LED Lights

LED lighting is creating a magical feeling for LEGO-built city with the creation of Brick City Lights. A family in Illinois, United States, built their first LEGO city in 1980 as a Christmas activity and turned the family tradition into the world’s largest known LED brick city lit up with LEDs. (Image: Brick City Lights) In 2018, the family enlarged their LEGO town and decided to light up the construction with LED lights. They used thousands of miniature LED lights and transform the town into a magical experience. Currently the fami...
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2019-10-15

LG Launches LED-backlit 4K TVs with NanoCell Display Technology

LG Business Solutions USA has launched the first 4K Ultra HD TVs designed specifically for the hospitality market with NanoCell display technology. LG is bringing its display technology from the consumer market into the hotel room for the first time. These new hotel TVs leverage the power of LG's NanoCell IPS technology panels to enhance picture performance with better color accuracy and wider viewing angles for LED-backlit LCD TVs. (Image: LG) LG's proprietary NanoCell technology uses nano particles to absorb surplus wavelengths of ...
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2019-10-15

UK Researchers Develop LED-based Smart Chamber to Find Growth Recipe for Advanced Indoor Farming Solutions

In order to find out optimized agronomic conditions for different crops to meet demands from the growing indoor farming business, researchers from the UK are developing advanced growth chamber to conduct food production experiments. Experts from agri-tech company Grobotic Systems, Fraunhofor UK, Stockbridge Technology Center and the University of Sheffield are working together in the Advanced Growth Chamber for the Rapid Optimization of Vertical Farming Systems project. The project aims to provide affordable tools to assess optimum growth conditions for different pl...
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2019-10-14

HELLA to Introduce Intelligent Lighting and Solutions for Buses at Busworld 2019

Automotive lighting component specialist HELLA announced that it will showcase innovative product solutions for buses and coaches that contribute to greater safety and comfort in road traffic at Busworld 2019. The event is the largest international trade fair for city buses and coaches which will take place in Brussels from October 17 to 23. The focus of Busworld 2019 will be on VISIOTECH projection technology. It enables communication by means of light and can thus visually warn other vehicles and pedestrians. HELLA will present further intelligent lighting sys...
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2019-10-09

Telesa and Eaton Lighting Partner to Create Smart City Solutions with Smart Streetlights

The UK-based smart city solution provider Telensa announced that it has teamed up with Eaton Lighting to deliver connected solutions for outdoor LED lighting and related smart city applications. With the partnership, both companies hope to expand integrated lighting installation and smart city solution application. They are working on implementing easy deployed intelligent solutions connecting lighting networks, transport and other function in cities across the world. (Image: Telensa/Eaton Lighting) “The outdoor lighting controls market is fragmented, with many...
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2019-10-08

Everlight Pushes Automotive Applications with Mini LEDs and IR LED Products

LED packaging company Everlight continues to strengthen its technology development for niche applications. The company has been expanding business in automotive applications covering automotive display, IR LED sensors and interior lighting products. Everlight has launched a wide range of automotive products including Mini LED taillight, Mini LED automotive displays, IR LEDs for face recognition in automotive environments and interior lighting LEDs. The Taiwan-based LED packager has proactively pushes interior LED applications and joined ISELED alli...
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2019-10-08

German Research Project to Develop 3D Printing Process Using UV LED Curable Material

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP partnered with Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Hochschule Wildau to work on a research project for developing a novel 3D printing process that enables easier and more efficient production of three-dimensional components using UV-LED-curable reactive resins. This allows printing times to be reduced compared to conventional additive manufacturing processes. According to the researchers, the new project, named BUERMa, standing for "Belt deposited, double UV-cured materials for 3D engineerin...
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2019-10-07

Samsung’s LED Display Becomes NBA’s Largest Centerhung Scoreboard at Chase Center for Golden State Warrior Games

Samsung announced that it has helped the Golden State Warriors tip off the 2019-20 NBA season with a partnership that is revitalizing sports venues. Samsung Electronics America has installed more than 64 LED video displays including the largest centerhung video display at Chase Center to offer audience unique game experiences. Samsung LED technologies showcase a detailed and realistic picture, ensuring each fan is immersed in the action every seat. The new Warriors centerhung main videoboard adds up to a massive 9,699 square feet (900 square meters) of active video di...
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2019-10-03

Major Micro LED Application Trends Focused by Worldwide Industry Players

Micro LED technology is on its way to take off with various applications launched by leading companies across the world. Small size displays for wearable products, middle size display for automotive applications and extra-large TVs are the three major areas targeted by current Micro LED players according to their strategies of Micro LED technology. LEDinside observed several roadmaps of Micro LED technology developments of different leading companies in the field. Luxury Micro LED TVs Since Micro LED technology still faces the challenge of high pro...
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2019-10-03

Lighting Company Adopts Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike LED for Human Centric Lighting in Offices and Educational Buildings

The effects of lighting on human well-being are getting more attention with more and more lighting brands choosing LED products that deliver light with wavelengths similar to natural light. UK-based WILA Lighting, for example, has adopted Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs for its new product range, Visic. (Image: Seoul Semiconductor/WILA) The new product is a recessed ceiling luminaire featuring human-centric lighting design that matches the spectrum of natural sunlight. The technology lowers the blue light peak to be similar ...
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2019-10-02

Vodafone Partners Signify to Combine 5G and LiFi

Using light to transmit data is no longer the future. Vodafone is joining force with Signify to integrate 5G and LiFi to provide high speed and broadband connectivity. The collaboration aims to develop applications, use cases and solutions that deliver secure and reliable two-way wireless communication at speeds well beyond traditional wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. (Image: Signify) Vodafone in Germany said it was the first company to bring Germany into the 5G era and is combining telecommunications and lighting to push further innovations. The two ...
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2019-10-01

Plessey Introduces Micro LED Direct-Drive Display Platform

Plessey announced the launch of a Micro LED Direct-Drive display platform and development kit, based on its proprietary monolithic GaN-on-Silicon technology. According to Plessey, the Direct-Drive displays provide OEM’s and product developers with a solution to retrofit current products or develop new concept designs. Sized smaller than 5x5mm, the display can deliver a brightness of 2 million nits with an input power of 250 mW. (Image: Plessey) The Direct-Drive displays are designed to presents symbolic content with pixel capabilities for 2µm. Du...
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2019-09-27

US-based Grow Light Company Fohse Selected as Exclusive Lighting Partner for Cannabis Cultivator Green Life Productions

Horticulture lighting provider Fohse reported that it has been selected by Las Vegas-based cannabis cultivator Green Life Productions to be its official grow lighting partner. GLP is a licensed cannabis cultivation facility that has a primary focus on organic production of cannabis through no-till living soil systems, using the ethics and principles of permaculture. From the outset, GLP has always used LED grow lighting as opposed to legacy types of lighting like high pressure sodium (HPS). Aside from being more energy-efficient, LED lighting allows for better prod...
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