2008-05-29

Sony, Sanyo, Exceed, Lucky Light settle LED suit

Four consumer electronics companies including Sony Corp. and Sanyo Electric Co Ltd, Exceed Perseverance Electronic Ind. Co Ltd and Lucky Light Electronics Co Ltd, have agreed to license patents owned by a Columbia University Professor that cover basic semiconductor technology used in Blu-ray video players as well as mobile phones, digital cameras and other devices, Dreier LLP announced. Details of the agreements were not released.
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2008-05-29

KramerLED Provides Comprehensive Line of LED Luminaires for Indoor Applications

Kramer Lighting is launching a new brand, KramerLED, utilizing groundbreaking light emitting diode (LED) technology featuring daylight harvesting, dimming capabilities and superior light control. The patent-pending product line is for commercial indoor lighting. The keys to a high efficiency LED interior luminaire are thermal management and optical control. With its heat pipe technology and patent-pending offset axial optics, KramerLED delivers superior efficiency, performance, and longevity.
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2008-05-29

Consumer electronics firms license Rothschild LED patents

Four consumer electronics companies, Sony Corp and Sanyo Electric Co Ltd, Exceed Perseverance Electronic Ind Co Ltd, and Lucky Light Electronics Co Ltd, have agreed to license patents owned by Gertrude Neumark Rothschild, professor emerita of Materials Science and Engineering at Columbia University.
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2008-05-29

Regulator demo shows off LED lighting designs

Constant current board demonstrates the high power density of the PRM with current accuracy of 99.7% across the load range.
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2008-05-29

Heights OKs regulations on LED signs

The City Council approved on Tuesday its own restrictions on LED billboards to enhance those of the Texas Department of Transportation. The reason the amendments were before the City Council was because the Texas Transportation Commission adopted a rule that will take effect June 1, said Ray Shanaa, Harker Heights planning and development director. "We believe we need to have something in place before June 1," Shanaa said.
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2008-05-29

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Expands LED Portfolio to Help Lighting Designers and Developers Meet ENERGY STAR Standards

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, in their ongoing efforts to support energy savings initiatives, continues to broaden their product portfolio to offer LEDs that will help lighting designers and manufacturers meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® standards for the solid state lighting (SSL) market. These new standards define requirements for SSL such as efficacy or lumens per watt, chromaticity, and lumen and color maintenance. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Golden DRAGON Plus LED is the premium product for designers and developers interested in meeting the ENERGY STAR standards.
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2008-05-29

Cree and Toyoda Gosei reach LED patent agreement

Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA and Toyoda Gosei of Aichi, Japan have entered into an agreement providing the companies (including wholly owned affiliates) with access to each other's patented LED chip and packaged LED technology (including white LED technology). The firms have also agreed to discuss 'have made' rights for LED chips in the future. Cree and Toyoda Gosei both hold broad and substantial optoelectronic patent portfolios. The agreement will make it easier for both firms to develop and manufacture LED products without concern for the other's patents.
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2008-05-29

Nexxus Lighting Introduces 95 Lumens per Watt LED Lamp Line, Array Lighting

Nexxus Lighting, Inc., a world leader in advanced lighting technology, including solid-state LED and fiber optic lighting systems and controls used in commercial, architectural, signage, swimming pool and retail lighting, today introduced the world's first 95 lumens per watt LED lamps as part of its new Array™ Lighting brand. The Array Lighting LED lamp line features Nexxus Lighting's patent-pending Selective Heat Sink™ technology, which lowers thermal resistance to record levels producing the lowest power, high efficacy LED lamps on the market.
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2008-05-29

Cree, rival LED producer strike patent sharing agreement; analyst firm calls Cree a 'buy'

Light-emitting diode manufacturer Cree (Nasdaq: CREE) and Toyoda Gosei, a rival manufacturer, have struck an agreement covering patent-sharing and other product technology. Financial terms were not disclosed. In other news Wednesday, analyst firm Kaufman Brothers initiated coverage of Cree with a "buy" rating. The agreement provides both firms with "access to each other's patented LED chip and packaged LED technology,” Cree said in a statement.
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2008-05-28

Zachary council discusses rules on LED signs

Mayor Henry Martinez asked City Council members Tuesday to give him written suggestions for a possible ordinance to regulate commercial signs using light-emitting diode technology.At a meeting earlier this month, council members discussed a possible moratorium on LED signs, but took no action.At Tuesday's meeting, a father and son who operate a feed and garden supply store urged the council not to prohibit the signs, saying they can be operated without causing a hazard to passing motorists.
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2008-05-28

Sony, Sanyo, Others Settle LED Patent Complaint

Four consumer electronics companies, including Sony and Sanyo Electric, have settled a complaint that they were infringing a patent on semiconductors related to LEDs and laser diodes used in products such as mobile phones, billboards, Blu-ray disc players and data storage devices, according to lawyers for the patent holder.  
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2008-05-27

Lightvault LED and Minivault LED series

Kim Lighting, a manufacturer of outdoor architectural lighting, announced that its Lightvault Series and Minivault in-grade up light series both now include new super bright white LED technology. Kim Lighting's LED Lightvault and Minivault lines assure rugged, high endurance performance for decades.
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2008-05-27

Lynk Labs adds Cree to AC LED supplier network

Lynk Labs Inc of Elgin, IL, USA has added Cree Inc of Durham, NC to its AC LED Technology Strategic Supplier Network as a second supplier of LEDs for its AC-driven light engines and system solutions, which are designed to provide OEMs with ‘bulb and ballast' simplicity for LED-powered luminaires.
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2008-05-26

Advanced Lumonics, LLC Expands EarthLED EvoLux LED Light Bulb Lineup with the Announcement of EvoLux R with EvoDim

Announcement of advanced direct replacement LED Light bulb that allows the user to dynamically control light output and energy conservation based on light needed with an innovative three stage dimming function called EvoDim. New pricing and form factors also announced for existing EvoLux LED Light Bulb lineup. Advanced Lumonics, LLC - An early innovator in the direct replacement LED light bulb market through its consumer oriented EarthLED brand announces its latest product, the EarthLED EvoLux R.
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2008-05-26

MEMS displays outdo LED, OLED counterparts

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies Inc. recently took the wraps off its first multicolor displays at the Society for Information Display conference, simultaneously revealing the first customer application for the displays.
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2008-05-23

High-power Ceramos Reflector LED Powerful light for slimline displays

All the properties that light sources need for backlighting medium-sized LCDs (5 to 20”)are combined in OSRAM’s new high-power Ceramos Reflector LED in its tiny package.Developed for injecting light into a light guide, it offers high brightness and impressiveefficiency. The LED also withstands temperatures as high as 150°C and is extremelydurable with a life of up to 50,000 hours.
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2008-05-23

Molex Showcases Patent-Pending LED Socket for Solid State Lighting Technology on Display at LIGHTFAIR International

With thermal management for compact electronic devices in mind, Molex Incorporated showcases its patent-pending LED socket technology at LIGHTFAIR International, Las Vegas, May 28-30. Molex LED socket technology reduces component count, permitting automated high-speed pick-and-placement of LEDs and resistors to greatly reduce cycle time and overall cost. Designed to support emerging solid state lighting (SSL) technologies, the new LED socket will be used to power Seoul Semiconductor's Acriche AC LED.
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2008-05-23

Osram Opto Semiconductors Introduces Ceramos Reflector LED for Light-Guide Backlighting

According to LIGHTimes, Osram Opto Semiconductors of Santa Clara, California USA, has introduced the Ceramos Reflector LED for backlighting mid-size (5''-20'') LCDs. According to the company, the Ceramos Reflector LED offers high brightness and power in a very small package.
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2008-05-23

Cree Announces Volume Shipments of LR4 Recessed LED Down Lights

Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED lighting, announces volume shipments in May of the LR4, a four-inch architectural recessed LED down light for new construction and renovation projects. The LR4 has been specified in a number of significant projects, including corporate campuses, full-service hotels, and global restaurant chains.  
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2008-05-22

MCUs: NEC enters LED control market with intelligent MCU

Santa Clara, Calif. & Duesseldorf, Germany—NEC Electronics America Inc. and NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH introduced an microcontroller (MCU), part number uPD78F8024, with a constant high-current driver (HCD). The HCD/LED MCU can be used in lighting applications that use more than one LED, in industrial control applications featuring stepping motor and solenoid drives, and in switching-mode power supplies. The uPD78F8024 has been developed in collaboration with LED solutions supplier Future Lighting Solutions (a division of Future Electronics).
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2008-05-22

Microsemi-CMO team-up delivers LED TV design

It's reported that Microsemi Corp. and Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) have partnered in the design of an advanced TV backlit with RGB LEDs. The system is on display at this week's 2008 Society for Information Display Conference in Los Angeles.
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2008-05-22

South Korea aims to be top 3 LED maker by 2012

South Korea aims to become one of the top three manufacturers of light emitting diodes (LED) by 2012 by expanding facility investment and redoubling research efforts, the government said Thursday.The plan calls for the government to allocate 400 billion won (US$383 million) for research and development (R&D) and infrastructure building in the cited period, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy said.
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2008-05-21

St. Andrews scientists develop LED-powered 'rainbow' laser

Physicists at the University of St. Andrews (Fife, Scotland) have developed a laser with a variety of colors that is powered by a simple, low-cost light-emitting diode (LED). This compact visible laser can be created at a fraction of the cost of existing technologies and used for a wide range of applications, from medical treatment to light-emitting clothing.
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2008-05-21

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Introduces the New High Brightness CERAMOS™ Reflector LED

The new CERAMOS™ Reflector LED from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors provides unprecedented high brightness and power in a very small package, the ideal solution for backlighting mid-size (5”-20”) LCDs. Specifically designed for light guide-based backlighting of displays in high ambient light conditions, such as those found in today’s TFT displays, automotive dashboards and aircraft cockpits, the slim profile of the CERAMOS™ Reflector LED is well suited for in-coupling into light guides as thin as 2 mm.
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2008-05-21

Carmanah and Beta Lighting Partner to Deliver BetaLED Solar-Powered Lighting Solution

Carmanah Technologies Corporation (CMH - TSX, QCX - FWB, CMHXF - OTCBB_Pink_Sheets), Carmanah solar-powered area lights are now better and brighter than ever, thanks to a new partnership between Carmanah Technologies Corporation and Beta Lighting.
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2008-05-20

LED Lenser High Performance Line Available for Online Sale in May 2008

Portland, Oregon LightsAndKnives.com, the Portland, Oregon based online retailer of discount LED lights and outdoor knives, will have the LED Lenser High Performance line of professional flashlights and headlamps available for online retail sale starting May 20th, 2008. LED Lenser HP tactical flashlights are built for use by law enforcement personnel, fire and rescue crews, military personnel and industrial workers. These products are now being offered to the general public for use as well.
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2008-05-20

LED Chandelier Bulbs have decorative flame tip design

Flame Tip LED Chandelier Bulbs (DEC02-B11E25 series) are comprised of LED bulb in flame-tip-shaped, UV-protected plastic lens covering. Suited for any situation that accepts 26 mm Edison screw base attachments, products can directly replace 20-26 W standard-base incandescent bulbs and offer lifespan of up to 50,000 hr. Products are resistant to shock and vibrations as well as frequent switching, and will not burn out from being switched on and off.
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2008-05-20

Flame Tip LED Chandelier Bulb with Standard 26mm Edison Base, Replaces 20-26W Incandescent Bulbs

LEDtronics® announces Flame Tip LED Chandelier Bulbs that offer beautiful lighting in many versatile applications. The DEC02-B11E25 series LED bulb comes in a flame-tip-shaped, UV-protected plastic lens covering that allows the LEDs to shine in multiple directions (three dimensions) while still being protected from the environment.
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2008-05-19

White LED transmits data at 100 Mbit/s

Researchers at Siemens Corporate Research have succeeded to transmit data at a bandwidth of 100 Mbit/s using visible light. The technology could be used to supplement current WLAN approaches. The Siemens researchers used a white LED as transmitter, using a digital modulation scheme. A photo detector served as receiver. The company did not provide technical details as to LED, photo detector and the modulation process. The signals were transmitted over a distance of 1 meter under laboratory conditions.
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2008-05-16

Historic Alamo Illuminated with LEDs

The San Antonio arts community was on hand at the lighting of the dynamic color lighting the Alamo, a historical Texas landmark. Philips Solid State Lighting Solutions of Burlington, Massachusetts USA, illuminated the important symbol of Texas liberty and American history. The temporary installation was reportedly the first time the Alamo was illuminated on a grand scale. The installation demonstrating the ease with which LED lighting can transform venues for special occasions.
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TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE

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