2020-05-26

Signify to Appoint New CFO Francisco Javier van Engelen Sousa

Signify announced the appointment of Francisco Javier van Engelen Sousa as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), succeeding René van Schooten, who currently holds the position on an interim basis. The appointment will become effective on June 15, 2020. Javier most recently held the position of CFO for Grupo Telepizza, a food operator, ultimately leading the process to take the company private in 2019. Signify will propose the appointment of Javier van Engelen to the Board of Management at an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM), to be h...
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2020-05-25

Signify to Meet New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations with Its Lighting Products

Signify announced that its lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that has taken place in the lighting industry. (Image: Signify) The new Ecodesign regulation combines the current three EU regulations on lighting into one. It introduces stricter energy efficiency requirements. Together with the new regulation on Energy Labeling it means that the energy labels for al...
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2020-05-20

Bridgelux Introduces Metric to Tell How Nature the Light Is

People are getting more aware of how natural lighting affects the body as well as the psychological feelings. Lighting design and LED technology also address how the artificial light source can mimic the light in the nature. But how do we measure the “naturalness” of light? Bridgelux introduced a new metric to quantify the naturalness. Bridgelux announced that it has developed a new metric to enable objective comparison of light sources to natural light, since standard lighting quality metrics such as CRI and TM-30 do not fully address the naturalness. The LED...
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2020-05-13

STMicroelectronics Joins Zhaga Consortium to Support NFC Technology in Lighting Applications

STMicroelectronics announced that it has become an Associate member of the Zhaga Consortium to advance the deployment of NFC technology in the industrial lighting market. The Zhaga Consortium is a global industry organization that aims to standardize interfaces of LED luminaires. ST’s membership to the Zhaga Consortium sets to facilitate the integration of NFC in lighting products and accelerate the emergence of new standards. One of the key benefits of NFC technology is the ability to improve flexibility and efficiency of LED-driver manufacturing lines....
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2020-05-12

US-based Turner Construction Purchases Heliospectra LED Lighting Solutions for Upcoming Greenhouse Projects

Horticulture lighting technology supplier Heliospectra announced that it has received a new order from Turner Construction in Miami, Florida, USA, for greenhouse projects. The order will be delivered in May 2020. Turner Construction is one of the biggest construction company in the U.S. and provides design, construction, and installation services for multiple commercial-scale greenhouse projects across the United States in 2020. The Heliospectra ELIXIA 600W LED light will support the growth of crop in a wide variety of growing environments to insure quali...
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2020-04-30

MEAN WELL Addresses Start Up Issue on LED modules with DC-to-DC Converter

LED Driving Design Structure LED modules are typically driven by one of the three structures listed below: - A constant current (CC) LED driver connects to LED directly, luminance controlled by LED driver’s output current. - A constant voltage (CV) LED power supply, typically 12V or 24V, connects to LED strips or tubes which have resistor or simple current limiting circuit on the LED PCB. The resistor or current limiter defines the current and luminance. - Cascade connection of a CV power supply and a DC-to-DC converter (DC/DC) an...
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2020-04-22

LeddarTech Announces Partnership with Sunny Automotive Optech to Expand LiDAR Deployment

LeddarTech reported that it has partnered with Sunny Automotive Optech, a Chinese optical component maker, for creating LiDAR solutions for automotive and mobility applications. The Sunny Automotive Optech will provide optical solutions for LiDAR development as a member of the Leddar Ecosystem, LeddarTech and Sunny Automotive Optech will initiate this collaboration on front and cocoon LiDAR optics designs, based on the LeddarEngine™. The LeddarEngine is comprised of the LeddarCore™ LCA3 system-on-chip and LeddarSP™ signal proce...
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2020-04-17

Velodyne Lidar Launches Ecosystem Partner Program

Velodyne Lidar introduced the Automated with Velodyne program for its integrator ecosystem to commercialize next generation autonomous solutions using Velodyne LiDAR technology. Through the program, Velodyne helps companies by supporting innovation, promoting applications and creating lasting customer and business relationships. (Image: Velodyne Lidar) The program reflects Velodyne’s focus on accelerating market adoption of 3D LiDAR innovations and driving revenue growth for its partners around the world. In addition to a broad portfolio of LiDAR sensors...
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2020-04-17

MEAN WELL Power Can Help! One Medical Power Supply Saves One Life

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic all over the world by the end of January, MEAN WELL is swarmed with the medical power requirements from across the globe, especially for ventilators, nucleic acid detectors, mask machines, and temperature measurement equipment, and more. Among all medical devices demands, life support equipment such as patient monitors and ventilators are the most urgent. To alleviate the emergency and save more lives, MEAN WELL headquarters swiftly orders Suzhou MEAN WELL (SZMW) to build up special production lines for medical ...
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2020-04-16

SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Cover Story: WELLMAX Becomes the Export Champion of Lighting 2019

Amid tensions over the trade war in the past year, the global market for international trade has been greatly shaken, causing a fiercer competition in industries. The same is true for the lighting industry. However, when most companies are bogged down by the product homogeneity and price war, the LED Bulb Expert Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) has created a 20% annual revenue growth. The company, surpassed several time-honored enterprises in Shanghai, was honored as the Export Champion of Lighting Products in 2019. Yamin Wang, WELLMAX Chairman and fou...
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2020-04-13

HPO Successfully Develops a New Si Substrate LED Chip for Horticulture Lighting Application with 70% WPE

High Power Optoelectronics (HPO) is the world's one and only professional manufacturer of full gamut (from 365 nm UV to 940 nm IR light), vertical-structure LED chips, holding the world's oldest LED-single crystal substrate wafer bonding patent. This wafer bonding process turns the original substrate into a silicon substrate after MOCVD epitaxial growth, giving LED chips exceptional thermal conductivity, and allowing them to provide even better luminous efficacy under high current and increased component reliability. (Dr. Chih-Sung Chang, Chairman of...
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2020-03-31

MEAN WELL Introduce Applications on Redundancy Function of LED Display Power Supply

With continuous developments of LED display technology, the market share of full-color LED displays has been increasing in recent years. The characteristics of its high-brightness and high-resolution are widely favored by most advertisers and real estate developers. For a better watching experience, people require higher demands on clarity and resolution. As a result, the small-pitch LED display has become a trend. As full-color small-pitch LED display can achieve better graphics images and videos displaying effects on smaller screens, the range of the applications are gr...
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2020-03-11

The Evolving Lighting Ecosystem will Shine through at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2020

Whilst celebrating its success from the past 25 years, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) 2020 will look towards the future for the emerging trends and latest news within the lighting industry. From 9 – 12 June, at the China Import and Export Fair Complex Guangzhou, GILE will welcome global exhibitors that together, construct the growing lighting ecosystem. New technologies in IoT, wireless connectivity, cloud computing and non-visual effects of light will coincide at the fair, alongside lighting solutions and components to echo the flourishing a...
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2020-03-11

EPISTAR Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Lowe’s on LED Filament Bulbs

Taiwan-based LED chip maker EPISTAR announced that it has received a remarkable ruling on LED filament bulbs in the patent litigation against Lowe’s. On February 11, 2020, the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted summary judgment of infringement against Lowe’s Home Center (Lowe’s). (Image: EPISTAR) The summary judgment order found that the accused Lowe’s LED bulbs infringed claims 1-3 and 8 of United States Patent No. 7,560,738 (’738 Patent), which is entitled “Ligh...
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2020-03-10

Display Week 2020 to Take Place from June 7 to 12

Display Week 2020, hosted by the Society for Information Display, will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from June 7 – June 12, 2020. The Display Week technical program starts with the International Technical Symposium and Sunday Short Courses on Sunday, June 7, and continues with the Monday Seminars on Monday, June 8. The Symposium continues until Friday, June 12, with and will include more than 70 technical sessions consisting of nearly 400 oral and poster presentations. The Display Week 2020 Exhibition will feature more tha...
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2020-02-20

How to Spot a Right LED Supplier at Trade Fairs

As internet become more and more popular worldwide, people obtain information faster and more convenient than ever. However, when things come to a point where they have to make a decision, such as a large cross-broader trading, they will choose to participate in an industrial show where they have opportunities to have face-to-face conversation with others. Take the lighting industry for example, every year there are thousands of buyers stream into leading lighting fairs seeking for right products and suppliers. But another challenge they have met is that with such an explosive informa...
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2020-02-20

Display Week 2020: World's Leading Event for Electronic Display Innovation Open for Registration

The Society for Information Display (SID) will host its 57th International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, known as Display Week 2020, June 7 to 12 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, USA. This year's event will bring together the brightest minds in the display industry, providing insight into new display technologies in development, as well as affording a sneak peek at new products that will be hitting the shelves within the next few years. Last year, attendance topped 8,000, and this year the event will be held in the heart of Silicon Valley...
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2020-02-17

LeddarTech to Showcase LiDAR Technology with Renesas at AV20 Silicon Valley

LeddarTech announced that it will exhibit the result from the collaboration with its Ecosystem partner Renesas at the AV20 Silicon Valley Conference from February 26-28 at The Pullman San Francisco Bay. (Image: LeddarTech) LeddarTech will demonstrate the award-winning Leddar™ Pixell, a 3D solid-state cocoon LiDAR for autonomous shuttles, delivery vehicles and robotaxis. The Leddar Pixell features the LCA2 LeddarEngine™, for which LeddarTech collaborated with Renesas. The teams worked closely in the design and manufacturing of the LCA...
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2020-02-13

BXB Delivers Smart AV-over-IP Solutions at ISE 2020

BXB, the AV system expert, is launching the newest Smart AV solutions at ISE 2020 taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherland from February 11 to 14. New solutions include an intelligent meeting and paperless collaboration solutions, a VDM encoder and decoder for various AV applications, an innovation of Smart Public Address, and the hottest streaming media processor. (Image: BXB) “BXB offers a full range of flexible and scalable technology and solutions to deliver consistent connectivity, collaboration and communications to workplace and corporate app...
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2020-01-31

LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2020 Opens Door to Technological Transformations For Lighting Industries

MEX Exhibitions in collaboration with IMPACT Exhibition Management is going to launch the 8th edition of LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN, the UFI approved event and ASEAN’s Largest International Exhibition on LED Products & Technology. Featuring cutting-edge LEDs, smart lighting and energy saving solutions, as well as a leading industry knowledge platform for modern entrepreneur, this trade exhibition will be held from 24 to 26 June 2020 at Hall 5 - 6, IMPACT Exhibition Centre, Bangkok, Thailand. More than 250 exhibitors and 8...
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2020-01-30

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition celebrates its 25th anniversary in June 2020

25 years onwards, the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) has evolved into Asia’s most distinguished lighting fair. While GILE debuted with a humble 96 Chinese exhibitors in 1996, its last edition in 2019 demonstrated the fair’s considerable growth over the years with over 2,600 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions.   2020 marks the 25th edition of the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition which will be held from 9 – 12 June 2020 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. The past 25 years not only ...
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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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Broad spectrum white LEDs are widely available San Jose, CA – Lumileds today announced immediate high quantity availability of its LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Horticulture LEDs. Based on the company’s leading 3030 LED portfolio and charact... READ MORE

- LED technology makes extremely space-saving disinfection applications possible - UV-C light can eliminate up to 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria - Osram Opto Semiconductors is driving industrialization of UV-C LEDs Installed in space-sav... READ MORE