2009-01-13

Itochu Plastics wins sole rights to market BluGlass’s GaN in Japan

Energy efficient lighting pioneer BluGlass Ltd and Itochu Plastics Inc. (CIPS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japanese trading company Itochu Corp. have signed a sales and distribution agreement. That means CIPS has won the sole rights to market BluGlass’s gallium nitride (GaN)-based LED manufacturing technology in Japan.
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2009-01-12

CES 2009: Hisense showcases the world’s thinnest 42 inch LED TV

Hisense, as China's leading home appliance brand, was awarded the "Global TV Brand Top7" due to its 42 inch LED LCD TV at CES 2009. Hisense has now become the most famous Chinese color TV brands by winning this honor. Hisense was also awarded "Top 10 CE Brand From China" for the third consecutive year. At the same time, Hisense also successfully defended "Global CE Brands Top 50" award.
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2009-01-12

Wyked Illuzionz Displays LED Motorcycle Light at Premier Motorcycle Events

Wyked Illuzionz, the Maryland-based motorcycle LED light company, has been increasingly growing in popularity over the past several years and now they have two more “successes” under their belt.
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2009-01-12

Everlight Announces New Business Group structure

Everlight announces that it will re-organize its Business Group structure to better position themselves to more aggressively pursue and support the requirements of the fast growing, global LED environment. The company will be divided into two divisions – a Production Business Group and Sales and Marketing Business Group.
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2009-01-10

Orb Optronix Announces LED Eye Safety Test Services

Orb Optronix has measured commercially available solid state lighting products (SSL) that exceed risk group category RG-1 blue light hazard limits in the ANSI/IESNA RP-27.3-07 ‘Recommended Practice for Photobiological Safety for Lamps, Risk Group Classification and Labeling’ standard along with IEC 62471:2006. The RG-2 categorization cautions against direct viewing of light sources with the human eye.
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2009-01-10

Macroblock Presents Newly Developed LED Driver with Smart Power Saving Modes for LED Traffic Sign Applications

Taiwan LED driver IC leading provider Macroblock presents its newly developed MBI5037, a 16-channel constant current LED driver with smart power-saving modes and advanced error detection. MBI5037 is especially designed for long use of LED traffic sign applications with power saving up to 99%.
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2009-01-10

Lustrous introduces Diamond and Crystal series of lighting-class LED

Lustrous International Technology, a lighting-class LED packaging company in Taiwan,is proud to announce the launch of two new series of high power LED products,Diamond and Crystal. Both two new series of high power LED are active and orders accepted from Jan, 2009. Both Diamond and Crystal are designed to meet energy star standards for manufacturinglighting-class LED fixture or light source at a significantly competitive cost.
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2009-01-10

Pacer Announces Further Expansion with the Opening of a New Sales Office in Ireland

Pacer International Ltd. announces the opening of a new sales office based in Cork, Ireland, continuing the company’s ongoing expansion.
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2009-01-10

Chang-Yu Technology Introduces New Automated Sorting & Taping Machine for High Power LED

High Power LED applied for automotive, aviation, decorative lighting, architectural lighting, theme parks, utility plants, street lighting, emergency lighting, safety lighting, industrial lighting, LED sign, Traffic signaling, LED lighting. Focusing on this market trend, Chang-Yu Technology has announced new competitively Sorting & taping machine for high power LED.
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2009-01-09

Validity Releases the First Customizable LED Fingerprint Sensor

Validity Sensors, Inc., a privately-held biometric sensor company specializing in convenient, secure and reliable fingerprint authentication solutions, launched their latest innovation LED fingerprint sensor. Validity offers bi-color LEDs in fingerprint sensors, which enhances end-users’ experience by alerting them when a finger swipe is required and whether a swipe was accepted or not. The LED feature also allows for improved aesthetics and user experience for Notebook PCs and other consumer electronic devices.
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2009-01-09

Some LED Products Not Eye-safe, says Orb Optronix

Orb Optronix has measured several solid state lighting products that cause retinal injury if viewed directly. The products that exceed risk group category RG-1 blue light hazard limits in the ANSI/IESNA RP-27.3-07 ‘Recommended Practice for Photobiological Safety for Lamps, Risk Group Classification and Labeling’ standard along with IEC 62471:2006. The RG-2 categorization cautions against direct viewing of light sources with the human eye.
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2009-01-09

CES 2009: Luminus displays its patented PhlatLight LED products

Luminus Devices, Inc. is showcasing its patented PhlatLight LED products at CES from January 8 to 11. The company will demonstrate PhlatLight technology that combines the benefits of both LED and laser technologies at CES 2009. This unique solid state lighting technology is ideal for display and illumination applications that require high brightness and the efficient harnessing of light from a small point source. Luminus’s patented PhlatLight® LED products are the brightest. The following products are on display:
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2009-01-09

CES 2009: Vivitek to show world's first 1080p LED projector

Vivitek Corporation, a leader in the environmentally responsible manufacture of today's most innovative visual display and presentation products, will be showing its first 1080p LED projector at the 2009 CES this week in Las Vegas. The quiet, new HC7500A, breakthrough projector, provides the growing HD home theater market with the industry's brightest, pure-color, video to-date.
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2009-01-09

Moritex Introduces Bar-shaped LED Lamp

Moritex Corp developed a bar-shaped LED lamp ”SpectraTrue” in cooperation with Schott AG of Germany, its parent company, that has already released a bar-shaped LED. Moritex says with a high color rendering property, it can precisely reproduce the colors of products and showpieces.
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2009-01-08

Albeo Technologies Introduces SecurityLED(TM) LED Lighting

LED lighting manufacturer Albeo Technologies introduces its SecurityLED line of general illumination light fixtures. The SecurityLED product family, built with Albeo's white-LED TEMPR(TM) thermal technology, provides high-efficiency, "zero" maintenance, general lighting solutions for demanding applications.     SecurityLED Sloped Surface Light Fixture
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2009-01-08

Ushio Lighting launches its “LED Filament Bulb”

Ushio Lighting Inc. has started sample shipment of the "LED Filament Bulb," a light bulb that uses LEDs as its "filaments." The company says the bulbs have a color temperature of 2,500K and a transparent glass bulb.
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2009-01-07

New LED controller IC cuts power dissipation in flat LCD TVs

Austriamicrosystems, a leading global designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs, has extended its portfolio of specialized LED drivers and controllers for the latest generation of LCD TV backlighting with the AS3693B 16 channel LED controller IC.
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2009-01-07

Avago Technologies Introduces New Energy Efficient 1-Watt High-Power LED Emitter

Avago Technologies has announced a new competitively priced 1-Watt high power LED emitter for use in solid-state lighting applications. The company said this LED emitter is ideal for use in architectural, contour, retail display, decorative and garden lighting applications. The ASMT-Ax00 LED features a low-profile package design, wide 130-degree viewing angle, and the ability to handle high thermal and drive currents. It comes in a variety of colors.
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2009-01-06

GE Lighting names new sales director

It’s reported that Sven Rotgers has joined GE Lighting as Business Development Manager for Specification Lamps to head up the company’s Specification team covering the UK, Nordics and Ireland. Sven joins GE Lighting from Philips where he has worked for the last eight years. At GE he will be responsible for leading his sales team to create new and maintain existing partnerships with customers specifying GE lamps. About GE Lighting
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2009-01-06

CES 2009: Diguang to Showcase Wide Range of Innovations

Diguang International Development Co., Ltd. will present at the world-renowned annual consumer electronics trade show include CCFL/LED backlights, LED lamps, mini-size laptops, 19'' super-thin LED displays and other innovations at the International CES Exhibition in Las Vegas, January 8 to 11, 2009.
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2009-01-06

Taiwan’s Streetlight Market Poses Lucrative Business to LED Makers, estimates LEDinside

LEDinside, Taiwan LED industry research institute, estimates Taiwan’s streetlight market to show perspective business valued at around NT$40-50 billion for the Taiwan’s LED firms due to the government’s plan to spend NT$200-300 million to install LED streetlights on some of the island’s roads in 2009 as demonstration for the use of the new light source in streetlight.
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2009-01-05

Nexxus Lighting Announces New CFO

Nexxus Lighting, Inc. announced that Gary Langford has been appointed as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer effective January 5, 2009. Mr. Langford will replace John Oakley, who has resigned to pursue an opportunity as CFO and Senior VP of Operations at another publicly traded company outside of the lighting industry.
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2009-01-05

Cree Elects Robert Ingram to Board of Directors

Cree, Inc. reported that Robert Ingram, vice chairman Pharmaceuticals of GlaxoSmithKline, was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors and to the Board’s Compensation and Governance and Nominations Committee beginning December 29, 2008. Robert Ingram does not have the electrical engineering background of some of the board members, but he has gained some notoriety for his role at the pharmaceutical giant.
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2009-01-05

Opto Tech Delays Factory Construction in China

Taiwan LED chips and products maker Opto Tech has decided to delay its factory construction in Ningbo, China. Opto Tech indicated the delay is for an unspecified period, and construction will begin when the business environment becomes favorable.
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2008-12-31

Taiwan’s LED Makers to Benefit From LED backlit popularity

Taiwan LED makers, including Epistar Corp., Everlight Electronics Co. and Opto Tech Corp., are hopefully to benefit from LED backlight notebook PCs sales boom with increasing popularity of LED backlight notebook PCs to generate demand for 1.5-2 billion LED chips in 2009.
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2008-12-31

Energy Focus Provides LED Lighting Solutions for Shipboard Use

Energy Focus Inc., a maker of LED lighting based in Solon, Ohio USA, announced that it has installed LED lighting to retrofit the high-bay lighting in a hanger deck on board an Arleigh Burke class Destroyer.
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2008-12-31

Small and mid-size LED makers are busy running manufacturing lines

During the economic downturn, many manufacturers are setting to reduce the output and dismiss workers at manufacturing lines. But, small and mid-size LED makers are busy running manufacturing lines.
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2008-12-31

Osram to Order Automotive LEDs from Harvatek in 2009

Taiwan surface-mounted chip LED manufacturer Harvatek Inc. recently announces that it would start an automotive-LED partnership with Osram in 2009 after two years of effort.
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2008-12-30

Orient introduces high power UFO LED grow light

Orient Lighting introduces its high power UFO LED grow lights. LED Grow Lights do not consume as much power, do not require ballasts and produce a fraction of the heat of HID lamps, which adopt ideal wavelength LED emits only Photosynthetically Active Radiation to grow plants effectively and affordably. Besides, they produce little heat and save Save 75% power over HID grow lighting.
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2008-12-30

Cree settles patent lawsuit with Bridgelux

Cree Inc. has announced that it and Boston University have reached agreement with Bridgelux Inc. to settle the parties’ patent infringement litigation and to dismiss all claims and counterclaims in the suits. As part of the settlement, Bridgelux, a privately held company based in Sunnyvale, Calif., will pay royalties and license fees to settle litigation over patents held by Cree and Boston University.
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Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition a... READ MORE

Lumileds introduced the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Direct... READ MORE