2008-04-16

Meyda illuminates world's largest LED chandelier

The World's Largest LED Free-Hanging Chandelier was illuminated for the first time by Meyda Lighting on April 2nd, at the Stanley Center for the Arts in Utica, New York. Meyda Lighting, a Meyda Tiffany company and nation's leading manufacturer of decorative lighting, recently installed the chandelier after one year of planning and production in its manufacturing facilities.
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2008-04-15

Upcoming Sony LCD HDTVs specs' leaked: LED backlighting in the works

Springtime doesn't just bring flowers, short shorts and silly Red Sox pranks. No, it also brings new information on HDTVs that will be released throughout the year. Someone at BGR got a hold of Sony's HDTV roadmap for its LCD lineup and it looks like the XBR6, XBR7 and XBR8 will getting a little more than a new coat of paint, the XBR8 especially.
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2008-04-15

Sony leak reveals bold LED HD TV plans

More contrast all round, as Bravia televisions get major boostIn a move that could have a major impact on the display industry, a leaked report discovered on Monday suggests that Sony will offer LED-backlit screens in its high-end Bravia line of HD TVs this autumn.According to the Boy Genius Report, Sony's not-so-secret roadmap includes an LED-backlit display on its Bravia XBR line, as well as support for DLNA media sharing and online program guides, all of which will appear in the as-yet announced XBR7.More contrasty
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2008-04-15

Lightscape JV Deploys LED Outdoor Display in Beijing

Lightscape Technologies, a provider of large scale LED screens and installations, LED lighting design solutions, and advanced lighting products, announced that its joint venture has completed the installation of its first mega-sized LED outdoor advertising display in Beijing, China, with another to follow by early May.
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2008-04-15

Council to consider LED sign suspension today

The Hutchinson City Council will discuss during a study session today whether to place a moratorium on LED signs in Hutchinson.Hutchinson's current sign code does not address LED signs, which are becoming a trend. However, staff and a consultant are working on a new code that will, among other things, regulate LED signs specifically. The new code should be ready by October.
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2008-04-14

LED-based cycling safety jacket wins Dyson award

A cycling safety jacket with embedded light-emitting diodes (LED) which was tested around London has won a prestigious James Dyson international design award at an event in New York.UK-based designer Michael Chen developed the Reactiv cycle jacket with LEDs that illuminate and change colour in response to the cyclists behaviour, turning red when brakes are applied, flashing green with acceleration and lighting up in amber to indicate a turn.
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2008-04-14

LED lighting systems and emergency lighting from Poly Optics Australia

The LED Edge Lit Acrylic Point of Sale Sign from Poly Optics Australia is used for sales promotions and can be customised with colour changing signs and custom made company logos or brand. This lighting system uses microprocessor controlled LED’s to provide superior messages when compared to traditional signage.The Step and Aisle lighting systems from Poly Optics Australia turns ordinary stairs into amazing lighting features. These fibre optic strips come in a number of diameters and colours.
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2008-04-14

Delta Introduces New Energy-saving High Brightness LED Lamp at Light+Building 2008

Delta Electronics, Inc. announced it has developed an advanced, energy-saving High Brightness 5W/9W/12W LED Lamp, and will demonstrate the new lamp at the Light+Building 2008 exhibition in Frankfurt, April 06-11. The LED lamp is 100% compatible with current sockets (E27) and is similar in appearance to compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) of the same wattage. The lamp is easily installed and readily replaces CFL and incandescent lamps.
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2008-04-11

Oxford Instruments Acquires TDI in LED Thrust

Oxford Instruments said it has acquired Technologies and Devices International Inc., which develops hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE) technology and processes used to manufacture high-brightness light-emitting diode (LEDs), power ICs and other products. TDI also manufactures compound semiconductors based on gallium nitride and other "III-nitride" materials.The deal comes three months after the death of TDI founder Vladimir Dmitriev, who suffered a heart attack at age 52 in January, shortly after receiving a U.S. patent for HVPE technology.
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2008-04-11

Highly Flexible, Small High-Power LED Driver Can Drive Up to 8 HB LEDs for Displays and Electronics in Automotive Designs

Intersil Corporation, a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors, today announced the release of the ISL78100, a High Power Integrated LED Driver designed for display backlighting and body electronics applications. The ISL78100 is designed specifically to withstand harsh automotive environments.
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2008-04-11

Tegal seals beta deal with leading HB-LED maker

Nano-Layer Deposition Tool and Processes Will Support Advanced Development for HB-LEDs at one of the world's foremost manufacturers.
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2008-04-10

Chelsea FC is to installl 250 metres of LED-based banners dispalys at its Stamford Bridge stadium

Chelsea FC is to install 250 metres of LED-based banners displays at its Stamford Bridge stadium. Philips will supply the LED panels and application system. It also supplied two 40m sq. LED video screens that were installed in 1999."Chelsea FC is a world recognised football club and Stamford Bridge is our platform to the sports world. Our ongoing partnership with Philips is helping us to achieve this," said Chris Gleeson, facilities manager at Football Club.
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2008-04-10

LED-Based General Illumination Product Delivers up to 5X Power Savings Over Conventional Bulbs

Nu Horizons Electronics Corp., a leading global distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display, illumination, power and system solutions; today announced the availability of the ULE2210A LED Universal Light Engine(TM) platform from OptoElectronix, Inc., a leading general illumination and custom LED product supplier. Taking a giant step towards providing a bridge from the LED supplier to the lighting fixture designer, OptoElectronix is now manufacturing the first in a series of general illumination products to be based on their 40mm circular light platform.
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2008-04-10

CML - Versatile LED modules come with online 'designer's pack'

A range of LED modules (LEDules2), from CML Innovative Technologies (CML- IT), is now available with an online 'designer's pack' including application notes and technical data sheets on how to incorporate drivers, heatsinking etc. The 'designer's pack' also includes full technical sales information and data sheets.
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2008-04-10

Delta Introduces New Energy-saving High Brightness LED Lamp at Light+Building 2008 Exhibition, Frankfurt

Delta Electronics announced it has developed an advanced, energy-saving High Brightness 5W/9W/12W LED Lamp, and will demonstrate the new lamp at the Light+Building 2008 exhibition in Frankfurt, April 06-11.
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2008-04-10

Avago Technologies Introduces 1W Cool White High-Power LED for Street Lamps, Portable, Task, Decorative Lighting Applications

Avago Technologies  announced on April,9 its first 1-Watt cool white Moonstone™ power LED emitter for use in a variety of street lamps, portable, task, backlighting, and decorative lighting applications. Avago’s ASMT-MW09 LED features a low profile design and delivers high flux output of up to 95 lumens (lm) at 350mA drive current.
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2008-04-09

Lightscape Technologies Joint Venture Installs Mega-sized LED Outdoor Advertising Display in Beijing

Lightscape Technologies Inc., a provider of large scale LED screens and installations, LED lighting design solutions, and advanced lighting products, today announced that its joint venture has completed the installation of its first mega-sized LED outdoor advertising display in Beijing, China, with another to follow by early May.
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2008-04-09

Cemusa Adds LED Displays to Bus Shelters

The displays were introduced as part of an ad campaign by iShares. After one month, the displays will be opened up to other advertisers.Cemusa, the out-of-home media company that holds the street furniture contract for the New York City Department of Transportation, announced Tuesday it has introduced light emitting diode (LED) display panels on 20 bus shelters. The ad displays provide current time and temperature and are capable of scrolling text.
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2008-04-09

BridgeLux, a high-efficiency LED maker, adds on $40 million

BridgeLux has secured a hefty $40 million round to use for product development and expansion, despite facing ongoing patent litigation from giant LED maker Cree. BridgeLux, like Cree, makes the chip that is the light-emitting part of LEDs, which it then sells to other firms. The company's chips are predominantly in electronics and automotive applications, but are also being delivered for use in general lighting for homes and businesses.
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2008-04-09

LED lighting company raises $30 million from VCs

Bridgelux Inc., a supplier of LED technology for solid-state lighting founded in 2002, has announced that is it has raised $30 million in private equity investment and approximately $10 million of lines of credit with banks. The financing round was led by VentureTech Alliance, while existing investors DCM, El Dorado Ventures, VantagePoint, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital and Harris & Harris Group participated with follow-on investments.
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2008-04-09

Enjoy nighttime bocce ball with LED Bocce

Bocce ball is the new hip underground sport slowly becoming more mainstream as bars are including bocce courts, and its becoming a staple of any gathering. Now when the lights go low, the bocce won't have to stop when you have these LED bocce balls. Included in the set are nine colored balls in white, yellow, red, green and blue that all have embedded LEDs.
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2008-04-08

Delta Introduces New Energy-saving High Brightness LED Lamp at Light+Building 2008 Exhibition, Frankfurt

Delta Electronics, Inc. announced it has developed an advanced, energy-saving High Brightness 5W/9W/12W LED Lamp, and will demonstrate the new lamp at the Light+Building 2008 exhibition in Frankfurt, April 06-11. The LED lamp is 100% compatible with current sockets (E27) and is similar in appearance to compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) of the same wattage. The lamp is easily installed and readily replaces CFL and incandescent lamps.
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2008-04-08

St. Paul experiments with LED streetlights

The lights are a little whiter and a little brighter in part of St. Paul as part of an experiment with LED streetlights. The city's environmental policy director, Anne Hunt, says it is experimenting with the new lights because they are greener, last longer and cheaper to operate. Paul is following Austin, Texas; Anchorage, Alaska and Ann Arbor, Michigan, in installing the lights. A few smaller Minnesota cities have also tried them.
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2008-04-08

Single-Chip LED-Backlight Drivers from STMicroelectronics Serve Notebook PC Screens and Large-Display Applications

STMicroelectronics , a world leader in power applications, has introduced three monolithic step-up converters for LED backlights and lighting, providing 30mA or 85mA current sources for six rows of up to 10 white LEDs. The LED7706, LED7707 and mobile-optimized PM6600 include on-chip MOSFETs to reduce part count, and operate up to 1MHz to minimize filter components.
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2008-04-08

Jesco LED Introduces New DL Series Flexible LED Under-Shelf and Cove Lighting Product

Jesco LED has released its new DL-Flex-Up series, a flexible 3/8" X 1/8" X 12" PCB with high output, 110 degree or 65 degree LEDs in three color temperatures. The colors available include 3000K, 4100K, and 6000K white with an outstanding evenness of distribution. The strips are modular with flat mini-plugs eliminating in-field soldering, and special controllers that provide the designer the means to install these mini-light sources in the tightest locations.
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2008-04-08

Energomera acquires sapphire substrate maker Atlas PCF

Energomera Corporation of Russia, owner of sapphire substrate manufacturer Monocrystal, has acquired Atlas PCF of Belgorodskaya obl, Russia. Like Monocrystal, Atlas also manufactures sapphire substrates for HB-LED and RFIC applications. Vladimir Polyakov, president and chairman of Energomera said, "The acquisition of Atlas gives rise to the largest synthetic sapphire crystal growing and processing company in the world in terms of production capacity. This is a part of our strategy to develop stronger presence in compound semiconductor market."
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2008-04-07

Avago Announces 1W High Power LED Emitter in Amber and Red Colors for Architectural, Garden and Decorative Lighting Apps

On April 4, 2008, Avago Technologies today announced its first 1-Watt (1W) high power Moonstone(TM) LED emitter for use in a variety of architectural, garden and decorative lighting applications. Available in one of the industry's thinnest packages, Avago's ASMT-Mx00 is an energy efficient LED emitter that's encapsulated in a heat and UV resistant silicone compound for high reliability and long life.
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2008-04-07

LEDs into gold: Can it be done?

LED-backlit LCD TVs, enabled by Dolby Laboratories' High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, produce stunning pictures. Unclear, though, is how much consumers will have to pay for that kind of picture quality. "These products have been screaming to get out to a mass market," said Eric Haruki, research director for TV markets and technologies at IDC. But he cautioned that unless LED manufacturers can achieve the economies of scale and cut the cost of LEDs, "this could still remain a great white hope for awhile."
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2008-04-07

LED Ring Light For Compact Digicams

Marumi's little ring-light uses LEDs instead of a flash tube, which has a couple of advantages. You can preview the light's effect on the image, and batteries will last a lot longer. Digital photography means that the color of light doesn't matter nearly as much as it did with film, but mixed lighting can still cause problems. The LEDs on the Marumi are daylight balanced.
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2008-04-07

LED streetlights: Bright idea for St. Paul?

It's reported that St. Paul is trying to take on a whole new light. A block of St. Paul's Iowa Avenue, between Chatsworth and Milton Streets, is lit with light-emitting diode, or LED, streetlights. The lights are brighter and save on energy costs, but some worry about the lighting levels. The city is testing them to see whether they can cut energy use and maintenance costs.
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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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