2008-04-07

Seekway 3D LED Cube Amazes in Glorious Colour Phasing Fashion

Seekway has put together this spectacular 3D LED display, which is capable of displaying images in full 3D (duh) at an amazing, 30 fps. The prototype consists of a 16 x 16 x 16 grid of interconnected colour LEDs and if our mathematics doesn't fail us, that's 4096 individual diodes.
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2008-04-03

Bariven S.A. Upgrades Carupano Airport With Carmanah Solar LED Aviation Lights

Carmanah Technologies Corporation has received an order to supply solar-powered portable airfield lights for Bariven S.A. in Venezuela, a subsidiary of PDVSA. The order, valued at over $800,000 USD, will provide the tools to equip Venezuela's Carupano Airport with a stand-alone system of solar-powered LED (light emitting diode) aviation lights.
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2008-04-03

Ann Arbor changes to LED streetlights one block at a time

Ann Arbor is installing its new energy-efficient LED streetlights one block at a time in its downtown district. Tree Town is also testing new ways to save more energy in the way it provides public light. One block at a time. That's how quickly Ann Arbor is changing its downtown street lights to more energy-efficient LED lights this year.The city's energy department recently started relamping the street lights and so far has three blocks (on Washington Street between 5th and Ashley streets) of new LEDs in place.
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2008-04-03

Sim2 Presents LED-LCD Prototype

Sim2 Multimedia and Dolby unveiled here Monday evening one of the first prototype LCD TVs to employ LED backlighting driven by Dolby Labs' set of High Dynamic Range technologies for local dimming control.Representatives from Sim2 USA and parent Sim2 Multimedia present the first prototype of a Sim2 LED-back-lit LCD TV using Dolby's High Dynamic Range (HDR) local dimming technology to produce deep black levels and high brightness. From right: Sim2 USA's Giorgio Corazza and Charlie Boornazian and Sim2 Multimedia's Domenico Toffoli and Marco Rampin.
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2008-04-02

World's Largest LED Chandelier To Be Illuminated By Meyda Lighting At Stanley Center for the Arts in Utica, NY

The World's Largest LED and Free-Hanging Chandelier will be illuminated by Meyda Lighting on Wednesday, April 2nd, at 6 PM, 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 nearly one year of planning and production in its manufacturing facilities.
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2008-04-02

Want more contrast? Dolby and SIM2's LED-backlit TV really pops

Recently, Dolby and SIM2 shew off their LED Dynamic Backlight technology, which gives a TV extreme contrast. The 46-inch prototype shown in New York was an LCD panel with an LED backlight instead of a regular (CCFL) one. In fact, the set uses 1,838 LEDs to illuminate the picture, each individually controlled and able to dim in areas so black areas stay black (instead of dark gray, like on most other LCDs).
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2008-04-02

LED driver handles multiple displays

Multimode charge pump features low-noise constant-frequency operation, automatically optimising efficiency based on the voltages across the LED current sources.The LTC3220/-1 is an inductorless low-noise high-efficiency LED driver for cellphone displays and other programmable lighting applications. The Linear Technology IC provides 18 individually configurable LED current sources for complete flexibility in programming multiple displays. The display currents are set via a precision internal current reference.
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2008-04-02

Shianyih aims to increase LED BLU shipments for use in small- to medium-sized panels

Taiwan-based maker of backlight units (BLUs) for use in small- to medium-size panels, Shianyih Electronics, expects to increase its shipments of LED BLUs from 1.3 billion units in 2006 to 1.51 billion units in 2008, and the company has already received orders of LED BLUs for use in 2.5- and 3.5-inch backlights for car mirror applications this year.
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2008-04-02

Cree LED Lighting to Increase Light Quality and Energy Efficiency in IHOP Restaurants

Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED solid-state lighting, announces that the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) franchise in Northern Virginia, owned and operated by Wilhelm Restaurant Group, Inc., has adopted Cree LED lighting products as the preferred lighting for all existing and future restaurants. Since testing began in January, 2008: - More than 100 retrofit LR6 six-inch LED downlights have been   installed in two locations,- Six additional locations have retrofit plans in progress, and
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2008-04-01

Scenic LED Event from MattLX

Event and Entertainment Lighting solutions provider MattLX is inviting industry professionals to the MattLX Meet, Greet and Scenic LED event to be held on the 24th & 25th April 2008 at Unit F, Imber Court Trading Estate, Orchard Lane, East Molesey. Surrey KT8 0BY.
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2008-04-01

Dolby Shows Latest HDR Display Prototype Developed in Collaboration With SIM2

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) and SIM2 Multimedia are proud to showcase a new prototype high-dynamic-range (HDR)–enabled LCD flat-screen display using Dolby’s new light emitting diodes (LED) local dimming technology. Dolby’s HDR technologies utilize the capabilities of LED-based backlight units (BLUs) to provide outstanding contrast combined with crisp brightness to deliver picture quality that matches real-world visual perception of depth, detail, and color.
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2008-04-01

Council hears bill to ban LED signs in neighborhoods

At-large Councilman Ronnie Steine has introduced a bill that will prohibit Light Emitting Diode (LED) signs in residential zoning districts.The bill is in response to the bogged-down piece of legislation fellow At-large Councilman Charlie Tygard had sponsored. Tygard's initial bill would have allowed LED signs such as the ones often seen at pharmacies to be used by religious institutions and schools in residential areas.
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2008-04-01

LED International H1 pretax slumps as co declines 'high-margin' orders UPDATE

LED International Holdings Ltd. reported a much lower first-half pretax profit, as the company did not take up certain 'high-margin' orders due to the consolidation and moving of its key production plants in Shenzhen, China.The LED screen maker posted a pretax profit of about HK$2.62 million for the six months to Dec. 31, 2007, compared with about HK$13.68 million in 2006, on revenues of about HK$46.61 million, down from HK$55.48 million.
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2008-03-31

Control Freak: LED Refrigerated Display Lighting System adds energy–saving functionality

Functionality improvements to the LED Refrigerated Display Lighting System, an ecomagination product from Lumination, LLC, GE Consumer & Industrial's LED business, enable further energy savings for retailers in new and retrofit applications. Based on customer needs, Lumination technologists and engineers have redesigned the LED Refrigerated Display Case System to incorporate full dimming control and motion sensing.
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2008-03-31

New lighting enhances Paseo Bridge

Kansas City Power & Light Co. has installed energy-efficient LED lights to wash the bridge in color at night.Spring pastels can become red, white and blue for Independence Day and other colors for special events.In all, there are 1,224 LEDs clustered in 52 spotlights.It is the second such lighting installation the utility has done. The first was the Wornall Road Bridge on the Country Club Plaza.
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2008-03-31

LEDs get office test

Troy-based ilumisys Inc. will begin work with the State of Michigan to provide light-emitting diode (LED) replacement lighting for fluorescent tubes and collect research data in the state's Escanaba office building.Over a 4-year period beginning this month, ilumisys plans to install three successive generations of LED lighting, each to replace 200 4-foot-long fluorescent tubes -- about 25% of those in the two-story, 31,000-square-foot building.
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2008-03-31

LUXEON Automotive LEDs Light the Way for EU-Mandated Daytime Running. Lamps With 80% Energy Reduction

LUXEON power LEDs from Philips Lumileds are poised to rapidly increase their presence in front-of-vehicle applications with expected European Union regulations mandating daytime running lamps (DRLs) on new cars beginning in 2011. One of the major factors driving LUXEON use will be the dramatic reduction in DRL power consumption (Watts), (on the order of 80%), made possible by energy-efficient LUXEON technology.
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2008-03-31

LED lights and fibre optic lights from Lightech Australia

Various lighting products are offered by Lightech Australia under categories like fibre optic lighting, LED lighting and lighting control. The products included in fibre optic lighting are fibre optic fundamentals, fibre optic control, fibre optic cables, fibre optic cable specs and fibre optic light sources.LED lighting has LED lighting fundamentals, LED control, LED strips and LED fixtures. Products under lighting control are Dynalite and system integration.
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2008-03-28

Design LED moves in readiness for expansion

Design LED Products Ltd has moved into new offices within the Alba Innovation Centre in Livingston. The move gives Design LED the capacity to expand its design, sales and product marketing teams in the coming months.
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2008-03-28

Air Force Lights Up Cyberlux's Latest LED System

The U.S. Air Force wants to shed new light on landing sites used for rapid response and expeditionary missions - and RTP-based Cyberlux is delivering a soluion based on light-emitting diode technology.The United States Air Force Air Mobility Command (AMC) carried out field testing of a new LED product, created by Cyberlux  (OTC Bulletin Board: CYBL)  this week at Fort Huachuca in Arizona.The new BrightEye 4M Tower Portable Illumination System meets specs outlined by AMC for both standard white lighting and covert night-vision lighting modes.
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2008-03-28

LED and Adaptive Lighting Controls - the next generation of lighting technology showcased at LEDisovery event in Toronto

Light- emitting diodes (LED) and Adaptive Lighting Controls - the next generation of lighting technology showcased at LEDisovery event in Toronto 
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2008-03-28

ilumisys and State of Michigan in Solid State Lighting Research LEDs to Replace Fluorescent Lighting in State Office Building

ilumisys, Inc. today announced it will begin work with the State of Michigan to provide light-emitting diode (LED) replacement lighting for fluorescent tubes and collect research data in the state's Escanaba office building.
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2008-03-28

MIC Electronics secures orders worth Rs 61cr

MIC Electronics, a player in Light Emitting Diode (LED) display systems has received an order and license from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for installation and maintenance of 25 full colour day and night LED Video display boards at 8 metro stations of line-3.The installation is worth Rs 45 crore and will be implemented over the next six months. These LED displays will be networked and controlled from a single location and are first of its kind for Indian Railways.
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2008-03-28

Neo-Neon's LED NeonFlex Plus Now Brighter than Glass Neon

Neo-Neon International, a Hong Kong-based company that uses LED systems for neon light replacement, reportly introduced its next generation Neon-Flex product line. The company says its Neon-Flex Plus model exceeds the lumen performance of glass neon lights. Neon-Flex is offered its three levels of high performance -economical, standard, and the new LED Neon-Flex Plus.
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2008-03-28

Michael Hayden and Lighting Science Group Unveil LED-Based 'RIVER' on the Facade of New California

Michael Hayden and Lighting Science Group (LSG) unveiled the nature-inspired lighting installation crowning the New U.S. Bank Tower in Sacramento, California Michael Hayden, an artist known for light sculptures, revealed the latest product of his creative vision atop the building located at 621 Capital Mall.
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2008-03-28

New Super Bright LED Remote Display for Clear Reading at Distance

Avery Weigh-Tronix is launching its XR Series of easy to read LED remote displays. Available with a choice of 5, 11 or 17 cm digits the high intensity, red LED characters can be seen from up to 325 feet and with a filtered lens are clearly visible both indoors and outside. These easy to read displays mean that operators do not need to walk around a site checking readouts. When integrated to a weighbridge, for example, there is no reason for a driver to leave the safety of his or her cab. 
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2008-03-28

Demand for LED backlighting in small-and-medium-size panels expected to rise more than 20% in 2008

According to industry sources in Taiwan, Demand for LED backlighting used in small-and-medium-size panels for applications such as low-cost PCs and digital photo frames are expected to increase by 20-30% in 2008.
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2008-03-28

Lightscape Technologies Commences LED Installations with PCCW in Hong Kong

Lightscape Technologies Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LTSC), a provider of large scale LED screens and installations, LED lighting design solutions, and advanced lighting products, today announced that it has commenced an LED installation project with the flagship retail outlet of PCCW Limited in Hong Kong.
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2008-03-28

O2Micro's LED Technology Brightens Future

O2Micro International Limited, a leading supplier of innovative power management products is pleased to announce that several of the top-tier notebook computer manufacturers have chosen O2Micro's LED Backlight drivers for their high-end models.
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2008-03-27

Streamlight's Newest Flashlight Delivers Superior LED Performance

Streamlight has introduced its brightest LED tactical flashlight ever - the Super-Tac. The new light is a powerful, versatile new tool for tactical and law enforcement professionals operating in low-light situations.
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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

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE