2008-12-05

AUO is third Leading LED-backlit Panel Supplier in Q3, CMO ranks sixth

The shipments of notebook-PC panels with LED backlights grew by 63% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) to 2.1 million in the third quarter from 1.3 million in the previous quarter, according to the related report. Taiwan TFT-LCD panel suppliers AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) and Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp. (CMO) ranked the world’s third- and sixth-largest, respectively, LED-BLU notebook PC panel makers during the period.
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2008-12-05

Genesis ventures into new LED applications

Taiwan epitaxial wafer maker Genesis Photonics Inc. has successfully landed orders from a globally leading printer supplier for yellow, green and blue LED light sources used in LED printers.
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2008-12-04

Universal Display and SFC teamwork to develop OLED materials system

Universal Display Corp., a developer of OLED technologies and materials, and SFC Co. Ltd., a fine chemicals manufacturer, have entered into a strategic business agreement. Their collaboration will focus on developing and commercializing highly-efficient phosphorescent OLED (PHOLED) material systems for displays and lighting.
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2008-12-04

Russian Companies Establish Joint Venture to Develop LED Lighting Products

RUSNANO, ONEXIM and the Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant (UOMP) establish the joint company to manufacture the new generation lighting products which based on the gallium nitride(GaN)semiconductor chips. The successful establishment of a new enterprise will allow to return one of the most promising projects developed by the Russian scientists back to Russia.
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2008-12-03

Everlight to lay off employees in Dec.

Based on recent global economic crisis, Stock prices of LED makers, packagers, and fixture makers have declined tremendously over the last few months. Many companies have been forced to take drastic measures to make ends meet. Taiwan LED packager company Everlight is the only one of them.
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2008-12-03

Photonstar and Cambridge University to undertake a LED project together

PhotonStar LED Ltd. and the University of Cambridge have won funding from the government’s Technology Strategy Board. Together they will undertake a collaborative programme of work entitled LED Lighting for the 21st Century (LL21C).
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2008-12-03

Kim Lighting Launches LED Compact Floodlight for Broad Illumination

Recently, Kim Lighting, a leading manufacturer of outdoor architectural lighting, announced the availability of the LED Compact Floodlight using new super bright white LED technology.
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2008-12-02

Nexxus Lighting Provides LED Lighting Solution for Tulalip Casino

Nexxus Lighting, Inc. announced that its Advanced Lighting Systems subsidiary completed a lighting project for the Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip, Washington.
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2008-12-02

Panasonic Releases Trimless LED Downlight for Short Distance Lighting

Yesterday, Panasonic Electric Works Co Ltd released a trimless LED lighting device — "Everleds Trimless Universal Downlight" in Japan.
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2008-12-02

GE Ends Development of Incandescent Bulbs, Focuses on LEDs and OLEDs

General Electric has decided to end all plans for revitalizing their century-old incandescent bulbs. Instead, it plans to focus on LEDs and OLEDs.
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2008-12-02

Taiwan Firms to Develop Automatic-charging LED Bicycle Lamp

It’s reported that Taiwan there private companies have jointly developed an automatic-charging LED bicycle lamp. It’s disclosed that the high-tech LED bicycle lamp will be commercialized and launched in the market in February 2009. Lee Shui-yuan, president of Acxing Industrial Co., Ltd., one of the joint developers, pointed out that the new LED bicycle lamp is the only multi-function LED illumination device available on the market that can function as a bicycle front lamp, rear warning light, brake lamp, or an emergency flashlight.
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2008-12-01

Edison Opto announced Federal series LED

Edison Opto, a Taiwan-based high power LED packaging manufacturer, has announced Edixeon Federal series into its Edixeon family of products
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2008-11-28

The 10th Strategies in Light 2009 — Lighting the Future with LEDs

The 10th annual business-oriented conference and exhibition on high-brightness LEDs will be held on February 18-20, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California by Strategies Unlimited and PennWell Corporation.
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2008-11-27

GlacialLight: 80% power savings to LED community project

GlacialTech Inc, in co-operation with the Taurus community in Changhua county near the center of Taiwan, have incorporated GlacialLights innovative LED luminaries as part of a drive to bring down the growing costs of power consumption. The community is built with the future in mind; incorporating all the latest and greatest elements of futuristic design into one community where only the highest quality counts. Tied to that is the goal of reducing power consumption and in this particular community original models predicted 20,000Watts power consumption using standard lighting fixtures.
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2008-11-27

OSRAM and BASF Set OLEDs New Standards

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors and BASF have developed a highly efficient white organic light-emitting diode (OLED). This is for the first time that an OLED not only is able to achieve a light yield of more than 60 lm/W, but also meets the international Energy Star SSL Standard with regard to color requirements.  
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2008-11-27

Panasonic Pushes LED Lighting Replace Incandescent Lamps

Panasonic Electric Works Co Ltd is gearing up to stimulate demand for LED lighting, to replace incandescent lamps used in commercial facilities with bulb type fluorescent lamps and LED lamps.
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2008-11-27

Epistar to be Samsung’s Supply Chain of LED-backlit LCD TVs

It’s reported that Taiwan LED maker Epistar Corp. brings its green-blue LED chips with brightness of 2000mcd to join Korea’s Samsung Electronics’ supply chain of LED-backlit LCD TVs.
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2008-11-26

LEDtronics celebrates 25 year in LED business and looks forward to the next 25 years

LEDtronics, a world-leading supplier of lamps using up-to-date LED technology with a global network of sales representatives, is celebrating 25 years in business. The company first started in 1983 producing lighting for aviation companies from the owner's suburban garage. Since then it has expanded enormously.
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2008-11-25

LED*Waves' LED Products Accepted for IES 2008 Progress Report

Recently, LED*Waves, a world-leading manufacturer of high-end LED lights, announced its PAR30 14-Watt, PAR20 8-Watt and MR-16 5-Watt LED lights have been recognized by Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) as unique and significant advancements to the art of science and lighting.
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2008-11-25

Kim Lighting Launches Round Wall Forms with LEDs

Recently, Kim Lighting, a leading manufacturer of outdoor architectural lighting, announced its Round Wall Forms(R) Series now includes new super bright white LED technology. Kim Lighting's line of Round Wall Forms Luminaires are designed to complement the Site Lightforms(R) Low Level Luminaires used in pedestrian areas, with rugged construction and shapes that complement a wide variety of architectural styles. Key features of the LED Round Wall Forms Series include:
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2008-11-25

Seoul Semiconductor Releases Ultra-Slim LED — Z-power 'Z1' series

Korea LED maker Seoul Semiconductor announced it released a 1.4W ultra-slim Z-power LED series 'Z1'; Warm White (part #: NZ10150) and Pure White (part #: WZ10150). The high performance Z-power LED 'Z1' is only 1.2 mm of thickness, but maximum lumens reach 120.
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2008-11-24

'True Blue' Material for Better OLED Screens

South Korean scientists have developed an efficient “true blue” material that can accelerate the development of next-generation organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays.
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2008-11-24

Sharp and Nichia enter into LED patent cross-licensing agreement to expand LED market

It’s reported that Sharp Corporation and Nichia Corporation have entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement covering LEDs and laser diodes to respond to market demand for LED lighting products and Blu-ray Disc recorders.
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2008-11-24

OLEDs remain account for important market sector in future

Recently, the addition of the "Global and China OLED Market Report, 2007-2012" report is offered, as the development trends of the next generation display technology industry are concerned, OLEDs are still a highly important sector of the market. The global OLED production capacity is mainly distributed across Korea, Japan and China Taiwan, with the shipments of the top five manufacturers accounting for 98.7% of the global total.
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2008-11-21

Symposium highlights LED maker's role in developing LED technology

It’s reported that the event - solid-state lighting symposium, organized by DTE Energy, which is held on Nov. 17 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, featured exhibitors and speakers from Michigan LED manufacturers that have completed LED street lighting projects like Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, Lansing, and Battle Creek.
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2008-11-21

Renaissance Lighting Showcases Its Highest-Quality LED products at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Renaissance Lighting, a pioneering innovator of eco-friendly solid-state LED architectural lighting, showcased its highest quality LED-based lighting fixtures at the U.S. Green Building Council's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 19-21. During the conference, the company will be exhibiting its LED-based general illumination products at booth number 560 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
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2008-11-21

Energy Focus, Inc. selected by DARPA SBIR to Develop 'Explosion-Proof' Lighting

It’s reported that Energy Focus, Inc. has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program to develop Explosion Proof LED fixtures. Under the project, titled "Explosion-Proof Solid State Lighting Fixture for Extreme Environments.", Energy Focus will further develop solid state lighting fixtures.
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2008-11-21

Fine Jewelry Designer Scott Kay Turns to LED Lighting for New National Retail Display Cases

Greenlight Initiative, a New York based LED lighting sales and solutions provider, announced today that renown fine jewelry designer, Scott Kay, America’s best-sold bridal brand and the leading men’s fine fashion jewelry at hundreds of key retailers nationwide, has adopted an innovative LED lighting system for its new generation of retail display cases.
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2008-11-20

Permlight for Signs expands cool white LED offering

Recently, Permlight for Signs unveiled an “ultra white” LED module that achieves a typical color temperature of 8,000K and rounds out Permlight for Signs HB white offering to five – the most comprehensive in the industry. This addition allows customers the greatest choice of color temperature for maximum flexibility and control in sign illumination.
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2008-11-20

Cree Achieves 161 Lumens Per Watt for a White Power LED

It’s reported that Cree Inc. has achieved industry-best reported R&D results of 161 lumens per watt for a white power LED. Cree's tests confirmed that the 1mm x 1mm LED produced 173 lumens of light output and achieved 161 lumens per watt efficacy at a color temperature of 4689K. The tests were conducted under standard LED test conditions at a drive current of 350mA, at room temperature.
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