2019-03-21

MEAN WELL Introduce New Generation XLG Series and Horticultural Lighting Solution at SIL 2019

MEAN WELL presented its latest LED Power Solution Technology at Strategies in Light (SIL), the LED show, Las Vegas, 2019. MEAN WELL was excited to showcase the new generation LED waterproof driver- The XLG family. Compares to the legacy HLG series, XLG series is designs as an economical version AC/DC LED drivers with compact size and high efficiency (up to 90%). XLG family covers a power range of 25W to 240W, with its innovative design which improves surge protection level (Line-Earth: 6KV and Line-Line: 4KV). The model al...
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2019-03-19

ISELED Alliance Membership Doubles to Speed up Digital LED Automotive Application

The ISELED Alliance, founded at electronica 2016, with the aim to build an ecosystem with the focus on innovative digital LED technology, announced the expansion of its members. Starting with initially five members in autumn 2016, the number of alliance members supporting ISELED has doubled in the last few weeks alone from 11 (as of November 2018) to 22 companies now. The spectrum ranges from semiconductor manufacturers and lighting/design specialists to major Tier 1 automotive suppliers. This covers the entire value chain in order to establish ISELED as a stan...
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2019-03-19

GOLighting and Lanjie Settle on LED Tube Patent

The fluorescent tube replacement by LED luminaires is limited by the output power of traditional fluorescent tube fixture, which is incompatible with LED tubes. The replacement of lamps has to be rewired to bypass the ballast. Therefore the penetration rate of LED tubes has been much lower than that of LED bulbs for many years. For newcomers, how to avoid the existing patents of compatible technologies is the biggest difficulty. According to LED professionals, in hybrid LED T8/T5 lamp power management technology, there are numbers of patented traps. It is also a ...
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2019-03-15

China Solid State Lighting Alliance to Join Hands with LED Bulb Expert WELLMAX on LED Technology Innovation

Last week, the senior expert team of the State Key Laboratory of Solid State Lighting (SKL) visited the LED Bulb Expert WELLMAX’s Shanghai head office. As a subsidiary of China Solid State Lighting Alliance (CSA), SKL is a state-class research center for technological innovation and standards development, providing full range of innovative services for lighting industries. The expert team came to WELLMAX to exchange thoughts on frontier LED technologies and seek future cooperation with Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX). Mr....
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2019-03-14

SETi and Seoul Viosys to Showcase UV LED Innovations at BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology

Sensor Electronics Technology, Inc, (SETi) and Seoul Viosys announced their participation at the BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology conference and exhibition taking place on March 19 – 20, 2019 in Redondo Beach, California, USA. The company will exhibit its innovated UV LED advances including a full spectrum of UV LED from 225nm to 405nm that covers a wide range of applications from horticulture lighting to disinfecting. BIG IDEAS is an event focus on the global space for UV+EB technology including 3D printing, additive manufactu...
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2019-03-11

Check out WELLMAX’s New LED Solutions on Upcoming Spring Fairs

During April 6 to 9th, the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) will be held in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong. Shortly after follows the 125th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair), the largest all-around international trade fair in Guangzhou during April 15- 19th. Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX), the LED Bulb Expert, will attend these two major exhibitions to showcase its newly-designed LED products. With 32-year history in lighting industry, WELLMAX is a leading LED enterprise w...
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2019-03-05

EnOcean to Present Self-powered Switch for Smart Lighting and IoT Applications

Wireless technology developer EnOcean will be presenting its energy harvesting wireless technology at ISH 2019 which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany from March 11 to 15. EnOcean is going to introduce its proven PTM switch module with an integrated NFC interface. This will enable installers to incorporate self-powered switches into automation systems faster and more easily in the future. New self-powered, maintenance-free sensor modules for a wide range of building data that fit into classic switch frames based on the PTM modular system are another highlight. Energ...
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2019-03-05

Focal Point to Introduce New LED Lighting Products at LEDucation 2019

Focal Point announced that it will exhibit new LED luminaires with its latest innovations at LEDucation 2019, held on March 12 and 13 in New York City, USA. The Chicago-based architectural lighting manufacturer will present products including the popular Skydome® Edge and new members of the expanding Seem® 1 family. The company is showcasing its latest innovations that addressing human well-being and comfort. The Skydome Edge is an upgraded addition of Skydome product line, achieving a classic look with a low-profile housing, a recessed lens, and a sharp, ...
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2019-03-04

Quanergy Brings Its LiDAR Technology to India Market with Athena

LiDAR technology provider Quanergy teamed up with Athena Security Solutions, an intelligent security solution provider based in Hyderabad, India, to offer its LiDAR solutions for environment monitoring and risk control in India. Through the cooperation, Athena will provide the entire range of Quanergy’s solutions, including the Solid State S3-X series sensors and QORTEX for Security™ to its corporate and government clients across India. Vishnu Choudhary, CEO of Athena Security Solutions, commented, “Partnering with Quanergy wi...
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2019-03-04

Lumileds Names Jonathan Rich CEO

Lumileds appointment Dr. Jonathan Rich as the company’s new CEO and its former CEO, Mark Adams, will remain in an advisory role to the company. (image: Lumileds) Before joining Lumileds, Dr. Rich served as Chairman and CEO of Berry Global, a Fortune 500 specialty materials and consumer packaging company, from 2010 to 2018. He also held positions with Goodyear Tire & Rubber and with General Electric prior to Berry Global. “Mark Adams has made significant contributions to Lumileds during his tenure, leading the transition to an indepe...
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2019-03-04

Why Only WELLMAX Could Help the LED Trader with 3 Million LED Bulbs Bid?

In July 2018, an African lighting trader, Abner, won a bid for a large-scale engineering lighting project that will use up to three million pieces of LED bulbs. That was truly a big surprise and also a real worry for Abner as he needs to figure out how to fulfill this unexpected huge order in a limited delivery term. “Why not go to China, where LED factories all around, to find a partner,” thought Abner. After several rounds of searching, calling and personal visiting to some Chinese suppliers, it turned out that none of them could deliver these three milli...
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2019-02-26

Infineon Presents ToF Image Sensor for High Quality Photo at MWC 2019

In order to improve the performance of mobile phone camera, Germany-based semiconductor solution provider Infineon announced that it has enhanced its REAL3™ image sensor based on Time-of-Flight (ToF). Infineon is presenting the product at Mobile World Congress 2019 which is taking place in Barcelona from February 25 to 28. The 3D ToF single chip is designed to meet the requirements of the mobile consumer device market and demand for higher resolutions with small lenses. The chip can be applied in user authentication like face or hand recognition. In addition, ...
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2019-02-20

Casambi Partners Osram to Push Wireless Lighting in Smart Buildings

OSRAM and Casambi, the Finnish wireless lighting control company, partnered to deliver the interoperability between the Casambi CBU-DCS module and OSRAM DEXAL (Data Exchange for Advanced Lighting) driver. The cooperation between them further emphasizes the ability of lighting professionals to implement a wide range of sophisticated lighting solutions in smart buildings. The Casambi module is listed as an official “Works with OSRAM DEXAL” component. This interoperability means that OSRAM’s DEXAL LED drivers can be co...
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2019-02-15

Canadian Cannabis Grower Liht Adopts LED Lighting Technology from Agnetix

Liht Cannabis, a Canada-based cannabis grower, has selected LED lighting system from Agnetix, a horticulture grow light specialist, for the growing facilities in British Columbia, Canada. Agnetix develops advanced LED solutions for horticulture applications. Its Agnetix A3 liquid-cooled LED lighting system will be used in the newly announced 486,000 sq ft high-tech indoor cultivation facility of Liht which is the first organic cannabis facility equipped with a cogeneration system as an alternative way to create power. (Image: Agnetix) "Our cutting-edge f...
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2019-02-12

Lighting Science Launches Its Biological Lighting Spinoff Healthe Inc.

Lighting Science Group has spun off the biological lighting business into Healthe Inc. to carry forward the company’s circadian lighting product line with the aim to enhance people’s health with lighting. The new spinoff, Healthe, is launching new commercial products as well as incorporating the Lighting Science products that adopting the group’s technology to set up human-centric lighting environments. Healthe is riding on the momentum of growing demand as it continues to deliver well-being solutions using light as a platform. (Image: Healthe/Lighting S...
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2019-01-25

Phoseon Technology Granted New UV LED Patent

UV curing technology developer Phoseon Technology announced that it has been granted a new patent in the US and achieved a milestone of 300 patents awarded. Phoseon’s patents are organized in 54 patent families, covering critical design, process, and other photonic technologies across all the major markets worldwide. Phoseon’s new patent granted UV LED fiber curing system ensures high speed curing of optical fiber to deliver uniform and concentrated light for a fast cure, increased output and simplified process control. The Fiber Curing System consists of...
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2019-01-25

Insight LiDAR Debuts Long-range LiDAR Based on FMCW for Autonomous Vehicles

US-based Insight LiDAR showcased its new LiDAR technology development at CES 2019. The company presented Digital Coherent LiDAR, a chip-scale, long-range LiDAR sensor based on Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) to target the emerging autonomous vehicle market. FMCW radar radiates continuous transmission power and can change its operating frequency during the measurement. The technology has stronger sensing capability in comparison with ToF and is suitable for long distance detection. Insight’s Digital Coherent LiDAR was develope...
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2019-01-24

Oxford Instruments Partners ITRI for Micro LED Development with Plasma Etch Solutions

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT) announced that it has worked with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) by providing multiple PlasmaPro 100 systems including both etch and deposition for ITRI’s Micro LED R&D program. The PlasmaPro 100 ICP process solutions are designed to support leading edge device applications such as Lasers, RF, Power and advanced LEDs. ITRI has been developing Micro LED technology since 2009. In 2018, with the cooperation with Macroblock, Unimicron and PlayNitrid...
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2019-01-22

Zumtobel Developes Advanced LED Lighting Solution for Freiburg Town Hall in Germany

Austrian lighting group Zumtobel announced its lighting project for the new Town Hall in Freiburg, Germany. Cooperated with ingenhoven architects, Tropp Lighting Design and the City of Freiburg authorities, Zumtobel helped the building to generate more energy than it actually uses. Thanks to the project, the Freiburg Germany, an oval shape, sit-story building, has a façade with slender storey-high slats that stretch around the building. A façade with slats that are light larch wood on one side and full-scale photovoltaic panel on the other presents a stylish...
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2019-01-21

How to Break Through the Bottleneck of Growth for Hardware Distributors Under Great Competition

In recent years, the hardware industry has changed its past favorable conditions and is facing a series of problems including serious homogenization of products and intensified market competition and more. In other words, the development of enterprises has encountered bottlenecks. If there are no new products with competitiveness, hardware distributors will not advance but retreat, and will be gradually eliminated by the market. Two South American hardware clients of WELLMAX have faced the same problem, and fortunately, they found a way to break the predicament with //we...
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2019-01-15

FCA US Installs Intelligent LED Lighting Systems in Its Manufacturing Facilities

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US announced a bright new year with two of its facilities in Detroit installed with intelligent systems integrated with wireless controls and LED lighting. In order to enhance power efficiency and employee productivity, FCA US has installed more than 35,000 LED fixtures in more than half of its manufacturing facilities, two Mopar Parts Distribution Centers and 87 dealerships. The two metro Detroit operations, Jefferson North Assembly Plant and Warren Stamping Plant that recently installed with intelligent lighting systems a...
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2019-01-14

DOMINANT Introduces seddLED, The World’s First True Digital LED

The concept of interior ambient lighting became popular during the 2000’s with monochrome color, such as orange, with the concept of harmonizing the luminance level between the interior of vehicle and external environment, consequently decreasing driver’s fatigue during night driving. Static RGB ambient lighting that began sometime in 2010 offers ambience and mood according to passenger’s preference which also created brand recognition of certain automobiles. This was then followed by the demand of dynamic lighting effects for different scenarios e.g. welcome light ef...
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2019-01-14

UVphotonics and FBH to Present UVB (280 nm – 320 nm) and UVC (230 nm – 280 nm) LEDs at Photonics West

Germany-based UV LED maker UVphotonics announced that it will showcase UV LED products jointly with The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik (FBH) at Photonics West 2019. Together with the FBH, UVphotonics develops the full UV LED technology chain, from the epitaxial growth of LED wafers up to complete turnkey modules. They develops and manufactures LEDs emitting in the UVB (280 nm – 320 nm) and the UVC (230 nm – 280 nm) spectral regions. According to the FBH, these LEDs can operate with ...
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2019-01-11

Cepton Launches New LiDAR Products with NVIDIA AI Computing Platform for Autonomous Driving Applications

Cepton Technologies, a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial and mapping applications, announced that it has release two new LiDAR products, Vista-M and Vista-X, to its product portfolio. The Vista series LiDAR solutions are built with Cepton’s patented Micro-Motion Technology (MMT™) and run on the NVIDIA DRIVE in-vehicle AI computing platform—providing high resolution and long-range imaging to enable all levels of autonomous applications. (Image: Cepton) The Vista-M LiDAR packs a 120-degree fiel...
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2019-01-10

WPG Americas Explores the Advantages of UV LED with LG Innotek

WPG Americas (WPGA), a subsidiary of WPG Holdings, announced a new white paper that explores the advantages of UV LED systems over traditional disinfection technologies and an overview of LED modules brought to market by LG Innotek. The white paper was developed to help OEM's and design engineers identify and deliver the optimum UV LED sterilization system for their applications. According to LEDinside, the market value of UV LED is estimated to reach US$ 1.224 billion in 2022 with growth momentums including surface sterilization, static wate...
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2019-01-09

DEKRA Issued TE Connectivity Zhaga Book 18 Certification

DERKA has announced that is has issued its first Zhaga Book 18 certification for a connectivity plug developed by TE Connectivity (TE), a specialist in connectivity and sensor solutions. Solutions according to Zhaga Book 18 bring connectivity functionalities to outdoor LED lighting fixtures, creating exciting opportunities for IoT applications in smart city environments. In order to standardize LED technology and make it more replaceable and interchangeable, there’s a growing need for connectivity solutions which also provide added value by enabling new appli...
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2019-01-09

Seoul Semiconductor Signs Franchise Distribution Agreement with NRC Electronics

NRC Electronics, a US-based electronics products provider, announced that it has signed a franchise distribution agreement with Seoul Semiconductor. According to Andrew Smith, Seoul Semiconductor's Marketing Manager, the two companies will work together in the design and supply chain of the lighting community. He said, “Seoul’s extensive LED portfolio compliments NRC's vast lighting-oriented catalog, allowing NRC to better address general, architectural, and specialty lighting segments." NRC's CEO, Dennis Eisen, commented...
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2019-01-08

Nichia Starts to Enforce PSS Technology-related Patents

Japanese LED maker Nichia announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court against Corlant, a distributor of automotive aftermarket parts under the brand of Valenti on January 7th, 2019. Nichia request an injunction and compensation for the damages caused by the patent infringement. Nichia accused Corlant of distributing an automotive LED position lamp which Nichia believes infringes its patents JP5800452 and JP6320582 in relation to PSS technology*. Nichia seeks to protect its patents and other intellectual property right...
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2019-01-08

STMicroelectronics Teams up Cree for Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply

Cree announces that it signed a multi-year agreement to produce and supply its Wolfspeed® silicon carbide (SiC) wafers to STMicroelectronics. Based on the agreement, Cree will supply its 150mm silicon carbide bare and epitaxial wafers which valued US$ 250 million to STMicroelectronics. “ST is the only semiconductor company with automotive-grade silicon carbide in mass production today, and we want to press forward to grow our SiC business both in terms of volume and breadth of applications served, targeting leadership in a market estimated at more than US$3...
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2019-01-07

Osram and GaN Systems Partner to Develop LiDAR Laser Driver

Osram Opto Semiconductors announced its partnership with GaN Systems in the development of laser driver for LiDAR applications. Osram has continuously expanded its laser portfolio for LiDAR. Through the collaboration with GaN Systems, the company aims to solve the issues of LiDAR including its inability to transmit lasers at short pulses while maintaining high peak power. The issue is critical to ensure that the LiDAR is eye safe with a long range and high resolution. To address this need, Osram worked with GaN Systems to develop a laser driver with a one ...
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TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE

The German chemistry giant BASF has revealed its development of dark automotive paint colors that are reflective to LiDAR for enhancing the detecting function of autonomous cars. LiDAR plays a critical role to the development of autonomous veh... READ MORE