2020-01-15

EVERLIGHT Demonstrates Intelligent Automotive Products at NEPCON Japan 2020

Taiwan LED packager EVERLIGHT is demonstrating its complete automotive production lines and related modules such as Mini LED lamp, smart multi array lamp and fish scale rear lamps at NEPCON Japan 2020, taking place during January 15 to 17. With continuous evolution of global technology and digital transformation of the automotive industry, EVERLIGHT has adopted the ISELED technology to launch the EL SMARTLED series (3.0x4.1x0.9mm) with embedded smart ICs in order to comply with these trends and target intelligent innovation and R&D...
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2020-01-14

Nichia Showcases LEDs with ‘Light so Good’

The new LEDs deliver high efficacy circadian lighting, replication of natural light and a game changing dual-colour temperature LED on single emitter to shrink optics and optimise tuning performance. Tokushima, Japan – 14 January 2020: At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of ‘Light so Good’. Vitasolis™ technology incorporates a new L...
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2020-01-07

Macroblock Turns Wide Sports and Dante Coffee into Smart Retailers

Macroblock connects Wide Sports and Dante Coffee to smart retail solutions at their physical stores at Startup Terrace in Linkuo, New Taipei City in Taiwan. The experiential stores have officially opened on January 6, 2020. Dealing with massive amounts of information of daily operation at physical stores often leads to poor operational efficiency. To better utilize valuable data and improve operational efficiency, Wide Sports and Dante Coffee deploy Macroblock’s precision marketing solution, a customized IoT solution, at their physical stores in Linkuo, New ...
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2020-01-07

MEAN WELL: A Guaranteed Success! TU Eindhoven Stella Era Wins Bridgestone World Solar Challenge with CAN bus Charger!

Onboard with three high efficiency programmable chargers DBU-3200 from MEAN WELL, solar vehicle “Stella Era” designed and built by Solar Team Eindhoven from Eindhoven University of Technology of the Netherlands has claimed its victory at the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge finale in Darwin, Australia The Bridge World Solar Challenge (BWSC) has been the world’s most important solar vehicle event since its inauguration in 1987. During the last three decades, countless sustainable ideas of solar solutions have been presented to th...
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2020-01-06

The New Era of Media Architecture - Symbiosis of LED Transparent Displays and Architecture

Urban construction has always defined progress in each epoch. Architecture is regarded as an artistic expression that shapes contemporary aesthetics and urban culture. In an era dominated by numerous high-rise buildings, eye-catching new technologies have been integrated with these structures. Many renowned architects have proclaimed that “light forms the soul of technology, art, and architecture”. Modern architectural design often incorporates LED display screens or LED lighting on the external walls of buildings. The interaction of light and colors revitalizes ar...
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2019-12-23

U.S. District Court Schedules Trial and Markman Hearing in Jiaxing Super Lighting’s Patent Infringement Case against MaxLite

On December 5, 2019, Judge Gutierrez of the Central District of California issued the case schedule in Jiaxing Super Lighting Electric Appliance and its U.S. affiliate Obert (collectively “Super Lighting”) patent infringement case against MaxLite. (Case No. CV 19-4047-PSG). Notably, the Court set the following upcoming deadlines: • June 8, 2020 Markman hearing, where the Court will construe the terms of Super Lighting’s six patents related to LED tube lighting technologies. • February 16, 2021 jury trial, where Super Lig...
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2019-12-18

Cognata Selected by Innoviz to Test and Validate LiDAR Sensor Suite

Cognata, an ADAS and autonomous vehicles simulation software company, announced that Israeli LiDAR solution provider Innoviz has selected Cognata as its simulation partner for testing and validation of its sensor hardware and perception software offerings. Cognata's simulation platform can replicate how Innoviz's LiDAR technology reflects off of various materials to reproduce how the sensor will work on the road. Simulation provides the only environment where this fast-paced LiDAR technology can be tested and validated extensively for real-life scenarios and...
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2019-12-17

Strategic Alliance between WELLMAX and SAMSUNG Creates Infinite Possibilities in LED Industry

In common sense of people, “one plus one equals two” seems to be an unquestionable truth. But in the fields of philosophy as well as commerce, the conclusion could be different. One plus one can be greater than two, based on the examples we have witnessed in the past few years. In 2005, the co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs made a historic announcement that Apple would start using Intel processors in Macs. Powered by Intel chips, Mac took a huge leap in its performance and configurability, catapulting into the global market and bringing huge profits to Apple. In...
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2019-12-16

Environmental Lights Acquired by Pfingsten Partners

Environmental Lights announced it has been acquired by private equity Pfingsten Partners, who has acquired 139 manufacturing, distribution and business services companies since inception in 1989. "Pfingsten's experience in the lighting industry, growth-oriented approach and focus on the customer will enable us to continue delivering industry-leading products and solutions with superior technical service," said Jamison Day, CEO of Environmental Lights, who will continue leading the business. (Image: Environmental Lights) Jordan Brooks, President of En...
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2019-12-13

Telensa Partners LIGMAN to Provide Smart Street Lighting and Smart City Sensing to Asia Pacific Market

Telensa and LIGMAN today announced that they have signed a partnership agreement to combine LED luminaires and wireless controls. With energy and carbon reduction increasingly in the forefront of many cities’ agendas, switching lighting to LED is an obvious next step. Including wireless controls maximizes the benefits of LEDs, generating further energy and maintenance cost-savings, and smart city sensing. (Image: Telensa) “Cities across Asia Pacific are increasingly adopting wireless controls. Over the past couple of years Telensa has deployed smart...
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2019-12-12

GE Current Appoints New CEO, Manish Bhandari

GE Current, which was sold to American Industry Partners and changed the name from Current, powered by GE into GE Current, a Daintree company, announced the appointment of Manish Bhandari as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He succeeds Randall Swift, a partner at parent company American Industrial Partners (AIP), who has served as the interim president and CEO. (Image: GE Current) “Current’s extensive, controls-driven lighting portfolio is in an industry led by innovation,” said Bhandari. “It is a great honor to have...
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2019-12-10

LeddarTech and First Sensor Collaborate to Accelerate LiDAR Deployment for ADAS and Driving Applications

LeddarTech announced its partnership with First Sensor, a sensor solution develop, to extend the Leddar Ecosystem. With the support of First Sensor and other industry partners, LeddarTech is developing a LiDAR platform option for OEMs and Tier1s to support the progress for volume deployment for ADAS & autonomous driving applications. LeddarTech and First Sensor will initiate this collaboration with the development of a LiDAR Evaluation Kit, demonstrating a technical concept in a working LiDAR and creating a tool for Tier 1s and system integra...
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2019-12-04

Acuity Brands and CIRCADIAN ZircLight Form Strategic Partnership for Circadian Lighting

Acuity Brands announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with CIRCADIAN ZircLight. This business partnership includes licensing of CIRCADIAN ZircLight intellectual property, and a collaboration intended to accelerate commercialization within North America of CIRCADIAN’s Zirc™ branded technology through Acuity Brands’ portfolio of indoor luminaires. (Image: Pixabay) Over the past five years, CIRCADIAN ZircLight has created evidence-based specifications for workplace lighting and developed specialized ...
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2019-12-03

LEDVANCE and UCSB Reach Agreement in Filament LED Patent

University of California (UC) Santa Barbara and LEDVANCE announce they have entered into a licensing agreement in UC Santa Barbara's patent enforcement campaign related to filament LED technology. The agreement authorizes LEDVANCE to manufacture and distribute the patented technology to lighting professionals, retailers and consumers. On July 30, 2019, UC Santa Barbara launched a patent enforcement campaign against five major retailers to promote the respect of its patent rights covering foundational filament LED technology. (Image: Pixabay...
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2019-12-02

Limitless Opportunities for Exhibitors at UFI-Approved ‘LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2020’

ASEAN’s largest exhibition on LED technology and lighting solutions is inviting exhibitors to participate in the highly acclaimed show and explore numerous possibilities in this industry. The much-awaited annual lighting extravaganza ‘LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN’ is gearing up for its 2020 edition to be held from June 24-26 in Bangkok. The Show has entered its 8th year, and this time, it is even more promising for all stakeholders as it has recently bagged UFI approval. The UFI Approved Event labels are a global stamp of authority for...
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2019-11-28

Acuity Brands Acquires Indoor Mapping Company LocusLabs

Acuity Brands announced its acquisition of LocusLabs, an indoor mapping and location platform supporting navigation applications used on mobile devices, web browsers and digital displays in airports, event centers, multi-floor office buildings and campuses. LocusLabs’ proprietary reality-capture tools and rendering processes produce a highly detailed 3D map of the interior of a large venue in a matter of days. In turn, LocusLabs Venue Management System software allows venue managers to populate and maintain 3D maps with thousands of places, products and other points of...
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2019-11-27

NSF International Includes UV LED Technology for Drinking Water Treatment Standard

NSF International’s drinking water treatment standard has recently updated it to allow a more efficient method of treating microorganisms in drinking water. The revision to NSF/ANSI 55: Ultraviolet Microbiological Water Treatment Systems establishes new criteria for use of UV-LED technology for microbial reduction and provides a new test method to certify manufacturer claims. Treatment systems covered by the standard use UV light to inactivate or kill bacteria, viruses and cysts in microbiologically unsafe water (Class A systems) or to reduce the amount of...
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2019-11-19

Four Things a Buyer Must Notice When Selecting LED Suppliers

With a tried and true business as well as motivated and talented staffs, one may consider its business covers all essentialities for success. However, one critical aspect might be hidden and ruin it all, which is the suppliers. Choosing the right suppliers will improve reputation of a brand while integrate the supply chain and deliver better purchasing experiences. On the contrary, it might damage the business significantly, costing more money and destroying business reputation. Recently, a case of Ken, a buyer from Africa, who won a large-scale lighting project with great pains ...
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2019-11-18

Macroblock Debuts AEC-Q100 Certified MBI5353Q for Automotive Use

Macroblock announced that its LED driver IC MBI5353Q is certified to AEC-Q100 Grade 1 for automotive use. With a broad operating temperature range from -40°C to +125°C, MBI5353Q is regarded as an ideal solution and offering prominent user experiences for applications of various automotive display and relevant automotive parts. Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) is an organization founded by Chrysler, Ford, and GM, which established a high-quality standard for automotive electrical components to ensure the safety and reliability of vehicle operatio...
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2019-11-15

Smart Buildings Open up New Possibilities with Connected Lighting

Increasing urbanization and the necessity of conserving resources demand intelligent, connected building services in so-called ‘smart buildings’. Once the digital control systems are intelligently interlinked, they can make buildings more economic and more secure, as well as reducing their energy needs. Solutions for this will be on show at the world’s leading trade fair in its field, Light + Building, in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March 2020. In particular the connection of safety and security systems with each other and with other building services install...
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2019-11-14

Acuva Offers UV-LED Technology to Purify Drinking Water in India

Acuva Technologies announced that it has partnered with WAE, one of India's largest manufacturers of drinking water purification and dispensing equipment, to bring Acuva's proprietary UV-LED water disinfection technology to the Indian market. (Image: Acuva) "Acuva offers a more sustainable and chemical-free water disinfection solution," stated Manoj Singh, President and CEO of Acuva Technologies. "We are pleased to join forces with WAE to not only protect the health and safety of their customers, but also bring mercury-free UV-LED...
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2019-11-06

Fluence by Osram to Support JWC with Its Horticulture LED Lighting Solutions Lighting

James E. Wagner Cultivation (JWC) announced that it has entered into a mutually collaborative product trial and evaluation agreement with Fluence Bioengineering, a Osram subsidiary, to test and provide feedback regarding the performance, functionality and suitability of Fluence’s VYPR 2p Broad Spectrum LED lighting solution. Analysis will be conducted under the Agreement for a term of eight months to assess whether JWC can further improve its high level of energy efficiency by using lighting equipment provided by Fluence to help optimize cultivation perform...
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2019-11-01

March into the Mini LED and Micro LED Market: Macroblock X Konka

Macroblock was invited to participate in the product launch held by Konka Group at Chongqing Konka semiconductor and optoelectronics industrial park. Konka has been aggressively investing to develop Mini and Micro LED technology to aim at the high-end LED display market. At the product launch event, the company released its latest Micro LED TV series, APHAEA, including a 236 inches 8K TV with a pixel pitch of 0.68mm. The product adopt Macroblock's driver IC MBI5759 which provides image quality of 14-bit gray scale and comes with a common cathode...
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2019-10-29

SmartSens Develops LED Flicker Suppression Technology, Providing Safety Solution for Automotive CMOS Image Sensors (CIS)

SmartSens announced the release of its proprietary LED Flicker Suppression (LFS) technology which helps SmartSens' CMOS image sensors to effectively mitigate the dangers that often accompany LED flicker, making AI-enabled Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (or ADAS) and Autonomous Vehicles safer. Comparison of images produced with and without SmartSens' LED Flicker Suppression technology; image: SmartSens LED has gradually replaced traditional lighting options in various automotive applications including headlamps and turn signals. H...
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2019-10-29

AquiSense’s UV-C LED Product Certified to NSF/ANSI 55-2019 Standard

AquiSense Technologies who specialized in UV-C LED water disinfection announced that its PearlAqua Micro rang was certified by NSF International in compliance with the new NSF/ANSI 55 Standard for Material Safety and Structural Integrity. The PearlAqua Micro, according to AquiSense, is the world’s smallest UV-C LED water treatment system that enables 99.9999% pathogen reduction. The PearlAqua Micro range is designed to be integrated at the point of use and offers 12 or 24 VDC input voltage, automatic on/off control, multiple sensing/ala...
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2019-10-22

New Lighting Products from Focal Point at LED Specifier Summit; Legrand Partners Pinnacle for Human Centric Lighting Applications

Lighting companies are diving into human centric lighting with more and more fixture manufacturers presenting products with enhanced light source for different lighting environments and applications. U.S.-based Focal Point reported that it will showcase the latest luminaires and acoustic solutions at the LED Specifier Summit in Chicago, USA. The company will exhibit the expanding Seem 1 family, a series of linear luminaires providing design flexibility. Focal Point is also presenting a preview of the soon-to-be-released acoustic lighting products Blume and Zyl. (I...
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2019-10-22

Orient-Chip Technology Announces TOF TX Total Solution for 3D Sensing

Shanghai Orient-chip Technology (OCS) is a deep tech company that focuses on integrated IC and optoelectronics product. Headquarters of the company are in Shanghai, China and its R&D centers locate in Shanghai, Taipei and Hsinchu. OCS’s IC and optoelectronics R&D teams focus on TX total solution for Time of Flight (TOF) since 2015. They developed a series VCSEL package for TOF that integrates metal holder and brings two advantage. First, heat dissipation on metal holder product is better then plastic holder product. Second, metal holde...
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2019-10-14

EVERLIGHT to Demonstrate Intelligent Automotive Products at CEATEC Japan

EVERLIGHT, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, will demonstrate the complete production lines and Mini LED lamp modules as well as other products such as Smart Multi Array Lamp and Fish Scale Rear Lamps at 2019 CEATEC, Japan during October 15 to 18. Everlight will promote the fish scale lamps in the fourth quarter of 2019. By using the light-guided plate with CH2016 package, the luminescence effect is similar to that for OLED, reducing a lot of cost as well as its solidness and reliability better than those for OLED....
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2019-10-07

MEAN WELL to Present New Products at Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (2019/10/27~30)

The annual exhibition of the lighting industry— Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will be staged from October 27 to 30, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Highly recognized by visitors, MEAN WELL decides to apply last year exhibition pattern by showing up at 5th floor, the LED & Green Lighting zone, with booth No. 5C-A26 and at 1st floor Hall of Aurora with booth No. 1C-D25 to present brand image as the reliable power partner. MEAN WELL is ready to welcome visitors at the fair. Wi...
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2019-10-01

LED Bulb Expert WELLMAX Honored of "Import and Export Brand Enterprise"

On September 11, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce held an award ceremony for Shanghai foreign trade brand enterprises in Pudong New Area Office Center of Shanghai, China. Affiliated to people's government of Shanghai, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce is a government organization, committed to formulating the overall planning of international economic cooperation and trade in Shanghai. Shanghai Goods Import and Export Brand Enterprise List Nearly 10,000 export enterprises participated in this evaluation, from which the organization sele...
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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