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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2019-09-25

Hong Kong International Lighting Fair to Highlight Smart Home and Smart City Lighting

Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the twin lighting shows, the 21st Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) and the 4th Hong Kong International Outdoor & Tech Light Expo, staged from October 27 to 30, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and from October 29 to November 1, 2019 at the AsiaWorld-Expo respectively, are to anticipate a total of close to 3,100 exhibitors from around the world, forming the world’s largest lighting marketplace. (Image: HKTDC) Connected Living Em...
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2019-09-23

Signify Lights up Japan’s Stadiums for World’s Biggest Rugby Tournament

Signify reported that it has installed LED lighting in Japan’s Kobe Misaki stadium after its LED installation at Aichi’s Toyota stadium in April 2019. Both of the stadiums are used for the world’s biggest rugby tournament taking place from September 20 to November 2 in Japan. The Dutch lighting company implemented the Philips ArenaVision LEDs with its Interact Sports connected lighting system for creating light shows and allowing for the programming of multiple light scenes to adjust lighting standards to the different sports that are played in...
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2019-09-20

Unilumin Collaborates with Barco to Expand Its Global LED Display Business

Unilumin has recently announced a strategic collaboration with Barco after Mingfeng Lin, stakeholder and actual controller of Unilumin, signed an agreement on September 9, 2019 in its intent to transfer 45.89 million unrestricted shares held in the Company—a stake of 5% excluding the shares repurchased by Unilumin as of September 9, 2019—to Barco at a price of US$1.287 per share. About Barco As a wholly-owned subsidiary of BarcoNV, Barco was founded in Hong Kong in 2003. The parent company BarcoNV was founded in 1934 and listed on the Euronext Bru...
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2019-09-18

Telensa Joins Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program to Deliver Streetlight-based Smart City Applications Using Smartphone AI Technology

Telensa, the provider of connected street lighting and smart city data applications, announced that it has joined the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program. The program connects cities, municipalities, government agencies and enterprises with end-to-end smart city solutions based on Qualcomm’ technology. Qualcomm Technologies is creating a rich ecosystem of smart city solutions based on its technology to help accelerate the transformation of smart urban infrastructure and services for the 21st century. (Image: Telensa/Qualcomm) Telensa’s latest device is t...
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2019-09-17

LG Innotek to Showcase Automotive LED Products at Automotive World Nagoya 2019

LG Innotek announced that it will demonstrate its latest automotive products at "Automotive World Nagoya 2019," taking place at Port Messe Nagoya, Japan, from September 18 to 20. LG Innotek is going to present advanced vehicle components under the themes of vehicle LED modules and communication modules. For vehicle LED modules, the company will introduce "Nexlide series", the next generation vehicle LED light sources, reflecting the company's unique light-emitting structure design technology. "Nexlide-HD" emits bright and ...
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2019-09-16

The LED Bulb Expert WELLMAX Comes Well Prepared for 2019 Autumn Exhibitions

At this harvest season, the global lighting is gearing up for their two key trade fairs in China-- the 126th Canton Fair unveiled in Guangzhou on October 15, and Hong Kong International Lighting Fair on October 27. As the LED Bulb Expert and the long-established lighting exhibitor, Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) is going to make a splendid show with perfect lineup to its global clients at the exhibitions. WELLMAX is a famous LED enterprise with 32 years history in the lighting industry. The company always adheres to the business philosophy of ...
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2019-09-11

AEye and Hella Partner to Demonstrate ADAS Solution at IAA

Solid state LiDAR-based perception systems developer AEye reported that it has provided its AE110 system as an integrated component in the HELLA demonstration vehicle, which will be presented at IAA, the motor show starting from September 12 in Frankfurt, Germany. HELLA and AEye announced in January that the two companies had entered a joint development and manufacturing agreement to bring ADAS solutions to global automotive OEMs. The physical co-location of AEye’s AE110 solid state LiDAR-based artificial perception system with HELLA&...
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2019-09-10

InnoLas Solutions Partners Osram for Automotive Laser Light Development

InnoLas Solutions, the laser processing equipment provider, reported that it has participated in a development project with the Osram to create new laser diodes for automotive lighting. Laser diode based car light can deliver powerful light output with a range of up to 600 m with very compact dimensions while being compact and even smaller than before. LINEXO, the versatile laser processing workstation which InnoLas build a special laser system, helped to reach the required tolerances in this special automotive project. “We are more than happy with the supplied lase...
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2019-09-10

Cree and Delphi Technologies to Co-develop Automotive Silicon Carbide Devices for Electric Vehicles

Delphi Technologies, an automotive propulsion technologies provider, and Cree will collaborate to utilize silicon carbide semiconductor device technology to enable faster, smaller, lighter and more powerful electronic systems for future electric vehicles (EV). Cree’s silicon carbide-based MOSFET (metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor) technology coupled with Delphi Technologies’ traction drive inverters, DC/DC converters and chargers will extend driving range and deliver faster charging times of EVs, while also lowering weight, con...
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2019-09-03

EPISTAR Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against GMY Lighting Technology and Lightinthebox Holding

On August 30, 2019, EPISTAR filed a patent infringement lawsuit against GMY Lighting Technology (GMY), Lightinthebox Holding, Light In The Box, Lightinthebox International Logistic, and LITB, (collectively, LITB) in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. The complaint asserts that GMY’s LED filament bulbs sold and offered for sale on GMY and LITB’s website infringe seven EPISTAR patents, and seeks injunctive relief to halt further sale of the infringing products. EPISTAR’s complain...
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2019-09-02

Samsung and Polaris PowerLED Settle Patent Infringement Suit

Polaris PowerLED Technologies, a U.S. based LED technology company and licensor of display brightness control functionality, announced that it has agreed to enter into a settlement and license agreement with Samsung Electronics for resolving patent infringement litigation brought by Polaris PowerLED against Samsung. "We are delighted to have resolved these litigations and that Samsung has become a licensee to Polaris' patented technologies," said Ralph Brandi, chief executive officer of Polaris PowerLED. (Image: Pixabay)...
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2019-08-29

Macroblock Presents Innovate Applications at Touch Taiwan 2019

As a driver IC design house with a special focus on power management and optoelectronic applications, Macroblock is not only devoted to LED display driver IC development, but also enthusiastic in new markets with innovated applications, such as: LED backlight driver ICs (Direct type LED full-array local dimming, called FALD), mini-LED backlight driver ICs and modules, Micro-LED backlight and display modules, and gaming keyboards. These are demonstrated at  at Touch Taiwan 2019.  Get Ready for HDR Macroblock demonstrates ‘Display&...
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2019-08-26

LEDVANCE Becomes Member of Light and Health Alliance

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) announced that LEDVANCE has joined the Light and Health Alliance which aims to enhance human health and wellbeing with indoor lighting. The mission of the Light and Health Alliance is to bridge the science of light and health to practical applications, and to provide objective information grounded in basic and applied research. The Alliance works to generate and disseminate new knowledge on the topic of light and health via outreach and education. (Image: LRC/LEDVANCE) LEDVANCE will join other members of ...
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2019-08-22

Osram Waives Standstill Agreement with AMS

Osram announced that its Managing Board and Supervisory Board have waived the existing standstill agreement with AMS and signed a cooperation agreement. This clears the way for a voluntary public takeover offer by AMS. The offer, which is expected to be valid until the beginning of October, amounts to EUR 38.50 (US$ 42.70 ) in cash per share, with a minimum acceptance level of 70 percent. Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM, commented, “Our shareholders now have two offers on the table, allowing them to choose between the different business concepts.” ...
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2019-08-21

New Indoor Connected Lighting Testing System Revealed by U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) program announced the launch of the next phase of evaluations of indoor connected lighting systems. The new phase will include the upgrade of existing systems as well as the addition of new systems that are also marketed as easy to install and configure. The systems will be evaluated over a two-year period for installation, configuration, control operation, lighting quality, energy savings, and user satisfaction. The initial phase began in 2017 which evaluated 12 systems installed in wor...
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2019-08-21

Crop One Partners Sanan’s Horticulture Subsidiary to Develop Vertical Farms

Crop One, the US-based vertical farm company, announced that it has teamed up with Sino-Science North America Photobiotech (SNAP), a vertical farm technology providers, to jointly develop future vertical farm projects. SNAP is the owner of SANANBIO, which is affiliated and supported by LED wafers and chips manufacturer Sanan Optoelectronics. According to Crop One, it will provide its plant science and controls technology in future projects while SNAP will supply LED lighting and its modular growing systems as well as fully automated vertical farm sy...
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2019-08-19

LiDAR Patent Lawsuit: Velodyne Files Complaint against Hesai and RoboSense in the U.S.

Velodyne Lidar announced that it has filed a patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against Hesai Photonics Technology and Suteng Innovation Technology, which is also known as RoboSense. (Image: Velodyne Lidar) Velodyne Lidar accused the Hesai and RoboSense of violating of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 which makes unfair methods of competition and importation of certain products into the United States unlawful. Earlier this week, Velodyne also filed patent infringement complaints against Hesai and RoboS...
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2019-08-16

Signify Supports LED Lighting System to US-based AppHarvest for Its 25-hectare Greenhouses

Signify announced its partnership with AppHarvest, a controlled-environment growing facilities builder to help the company increase efficiency and boost yields using fewer resources in their 25 hectare greenhouse in Kentucky, USA. With the partnership, the greenhouse will be fitted with a hybrid LED lighting system, utilizing Signify’s Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact and Agrolux high pressure sodium lighting. AppHarvest will grow tomatoes and cucumbers in its facility, which will be completed in the second half of 2020. The facility uses a unique ...
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2019-08-16

Brazil City Saves 50% Electricity Cost with LED Streetlights

Belo Horizonte, one of Brazil’s largest cities, is realizing 50% electricity cost savings by upgrading 182,000 streetlights with new LEDs. The new LED lights also improve the safety of the citizens on the streets of Belo Horizonte. The LED upgrade project is part of Brazil's first major public lighting public-private partnership between Belo Horizonte Iluminaçao Publica (BHIP) and Signify. The project started in 2017 with a survey of all the public light points, providing information of each street and scheduling their timely delivery and instal...
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2019-08-16

Cepton’s LiDAR Solutions for Physical Security, Smart Cities and IoT Industries

3D LiDAR provider Cepton Technologies announced a partnership with ThinkReps, a physical security manufacturers' representative. As part of this strategic collaboration, Cepton’s sales and marketing efforts will be supported by ThinkReps’ area team to drive sales of Cepton’s Smart Lidar solutions for the physical security, smart cities and IoT industries. Through the partnership, ThinkReps’ security partners will have the opportunity to integrate Cepton’s LiDAR technology into a wide variety of security solutions. (Image: Cept...
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2019-08-16

Architectural LED Lighting Company Luminii Acquires Competitor Optic Arts

US-based architectural LED lighting manufacturer Luminii announced the acquisition of its competitor Optic Arts, based in Los Angeles. With the acquisition, Luminii will include Optic Arts’ product lines into its portfolio, reinforcing its commitment of growing, according to the company’s CEO, Jeff Parker. (Image: Luminii) Parker noted that the distribution strategies of Luminii and Optic Arts are complementary and will remain in place after the Optic Arts acquisition. The team from Luminii remains agent focused, calling on the specification ...
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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