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

A blue light special for drowsy drivers

Drivers one day could take 30-minute "baths" in blue light at truck stops and gas stations to prevent them falling asleep at the wheel.That's one suggestion from Mariana Figueiro and colleagues at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., who have put together a bid for research funding to investigate using light to reset drivers' body clocks.
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2008-05-28

Track Luminaire integrates warm white LED technology

Delivering high performance lighting with color temperatures similar to that of incandescent, Cylindrix II LED can be track, canopy, or busway mounted. Life at 70% of initial lumen output is rated at 50,000 hr. Construction includes die-cast lens bezel, lamp, and ballast housing along with die-cast aluminum heat sink with machined face. Designed with architectural look, units feature lockable vertical tilt (0~90°) and 360°rotation for precise aiming.
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2008-05-28

Apple Cube as Art (via LED's)

Apple products have often been called pieces of art; their design and functionality have been trend setters in the industry. The Apple Cube was a product of Steve that never really got off the ground, but it laid the groundwork for the MacMini.
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2008-05-28

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Introduces the New High Brightness Ceramos(TM) Reflector LED

The new CERAMOS(TM) 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(TM) Reflector LED is well suited for in-coupling into light guides as thin as 2 mm.
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2008-05-28

LED suits light-guide backlighting applications

Suited for in-coupling into light guides as thin as 2 mm, Ceramos(TM) Reflector LED is used for backlighting 5-20 in. LCDs used in high ambient light conditions. ThinGaN® LED technology allows operation at optical efficiency of 70 lumens/W at 80 mA. With 50,000 hr life and up to 150°C operating temperature, unit comes in 2.3 x 3.2 x 0.8 mm SMD ceramic package. Mercury-free and RoHS-compliant CERAMOS(TM) can also be used for camera flash and strobe lighting.
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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

Cree Demonstrates New XLamp MC-E LED

Extends Lighting-Class XLamp LED Performance With Multi-Chip PackageCree, Inc. (Nasdaq:CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announces that it is demonstrating the newest addition to its industry-leading XLamp(r) LED family -- the XLamp MC-E LED -- at LIGHTFAIR International in Las Vegas, N.V., May 28-30, 2008.  
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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

Heights council to talk about LED billboards

The Harker Heights City Council will discuss regulations for digital signs in a public hearing today (May 27, 2008) at a 5 p.m. meeting. The City Council has been discussing placing regulations on LED billboards in Harker Heights for about a month after the Texas Transportation Commission adopted a rule that will take effect June 1.
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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

New Superbright LED Tubing Comes in Many Colors!

NTE Electronics, Inc. has added LED tubing to its expansive line of optoelectronic devices. These new flexible tubes come in an assortment of colors including: blue, green, red, white, amber, and red/white/blue. Each tube contains 15 super bright LEDs that are encased in a flexible clear encapsulate. Measuring approximately one foot long, up to 15 individual tubes can easily be connected in series and powered by just one 12VDC power supply. NTE's LED tubing is easy to install and is ideal for a variety of applications:
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2008-05-26

LED Tubing has approximately 50,000 hr life

Available in blue, green, red, white, amber, and red/white/blue colors, LED tubing contains 15 bright LEDs that are encased in flexible clear encapsulate. Measuring approximately 1 ft long, up to 15 individual tubes can be connected in series and powered by one 12 Vdc power supply. Available accessories include multi-strip surface mount connector, surface mount multi-strip L connector, rotatable mounting clip, multi-strip electrical connector, and power supply adapter.
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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

Money-Saving LED Lighting Is a Tough Sell

The latest wrinkle in LED lighting is a three-way bulb, much like might be used in a living room lamp. The EarthLED EvoLux R gets successively brighter as you hit the switch.It's not cheap, though, at $100 for a version that's as bright as a 100-watt incandescent bulb. A tiny fan in its base helps cool the LED light.
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2008-05-26

drupa: INX LED UV Ink

Triangle Digital INX Co. (TDI), a member of INX Digital, has stepped up the pace in global ink leadership, partnering with LED curing specialist Summit UV in developing EVOLVE™ UV — the first UV LED-curing ink to deliver eye-popping 4-color with single-pass through-cure at speeds of 80' per minute or higher, running with Xaar™ 1001 piezoelectric printheads. All with no inert curing atmosphere. DRUPA visitors can see the system in action at the INX Digital Exhibit CO2 in Hall 8b, from May 29 through June 11, 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
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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

Kim Lighting Launches Lightvault(R) LED and Minivault(R) LED Series

Kim Lighting, a leading manufacturer of outdoor architectural lighting, announced today that its Lightvault Series and Minivault in-grade up light series both now include new super bright white LED technology.
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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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2008-05-23

Renaissance Lighting to Debut 4-Inch Solid-State LED Downlight at LightFair International

It's reported that Renaissance Lighting, a specialist in LED architectural lighting, will introduce the world's highest-quality commercially available 4-inch solid-state LED downlight at LightFair International from May 28-30. The company unveiled a 6-inch prototype of the downlight last year at LightFair International. Now the downlight can come in a 4-inch and a much brighter 6-inch production model. Renaissance Lighting's recessed downlight, offers more than 16 million color combinations without glare or visible LEDs.
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2008-05-23

High-power LED flashlight features 80-lumen chip

LEDtronics® introduces a new Micro High-Power LED Flashlight. While continuing the durability of its predecessors, the new Micro FlashLED is more powerful than most LED flashlights on the market today, the company says. It has a one-watt, 80-lumen LED chip that emits over 4,300 end foot-candles (4300cd) of bright Cool White (8000 Kelvin) light. Other LED light colors are available for qualified customers.
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2008-05-23

Busy week for high-brightness LED sockets and lights

Some intriguing LED announcements this week: Molex is showing its LED socket technology for the Acriche high-brightness (HB) LED at LightFair in Las Vegas next week. This is apparently a mounting device for the Acriche LED that in turn goes into the socket that we as consumers are familiar with. The press release describes the Molex connector as conferring “[the] ability to connect with standard Edison-base, GU 24-base, or custom interface configurations.” The Acriche line of LEDs runs directly off the 110Vac mains.
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2008-05-23

LED driver boards eye industrial, medical LCDs

Endicott Research Group (ERG) has released two high-efficiency, low-profile Smart Force LED driver boards as standard products for a wide range of industrial and medical LCDs. The SFDE (Economical) and SFDM (Mini) series provide full function power supplies with optimum power for high brightness as well as lower power consumption and lower cost in a compact size.
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2008-05-23

ilumisys Launches LED Designer Series

Architecturally inspired solid state lighting fixtures to be unveiled at LIGHTFAIR International   ilumisys, Inc. is unveiling a new line of five elegantly designed, contemporary LED lighting fixtures that exploit the unique characteristics of solid state lighting. Four of the Designer Series luminaire creations are pendant fixtures; the other is a table lamp.The ilumisys Designer Series meets the public next week at LIGHTFAIR International in Las Vegas (booth #2967).
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2008-05-22

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors backlighting unique new 42" ultra-wide curved display from Ostendo Technologies

OSTAR®-Projection LED modules from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc. are backlighting a new ultra-wide curved display from Ostendo Technologies, Inc. Frontal view of Ostendo CRVD™-42 display with keyboard & mouse. OSTAR®-Projection 6-chip LED modules using Thinfilm and ThinGan® chip architecture backlight the CRVD™-42 display.
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2008-05-22

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors introduces the new CERAMOS high brightness 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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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

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