2019-05-02

MEAN WELL Introduces How to Determine the Correct LED Driver Voltage Range for an LED Application

To select a LED driver with a proper voltage operating range (Constant Current region) may look fairly easy, but this article will explain that it is not that straight forward. Firstly, one has to realize that LED forward voltages are not identical from die to die. Secondly, the LED voltage varies when the junction temperature goes up or down. Since a correct working of the driver is crucial to the functionality and reliability of the lamp, it is worthwhile to look more into details of these factors which affect the LED voltage. This article explains the typical concerns o...
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2019-04-30

Samsung SDS and Telensa Partner for Smart City Infrastructure and Data Solutions

Samsung SDS, the digital arm of Samsung, and Telensa, a leader in smart street lighting and smart city data, announced their partnership for smart city projects. The two companies are collaborating on smart street lighting and the Urban Data Project, a cloud platform that creates a trust infrastructure for urban data which enables cities to collect, protect and use their data for the benefit of all citizens. The first collaboration will be in city projects in Korea, with wider deployments following across Asia Pacific and in the United States. The initial area of collabor...
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2019-04-26

BIOS Lighting Installed Circadian Lighting System in UC San Diego Health for Senior Health Improvement

BIOS Lighting, a specialist in the biological application of LED lighting, announced the installation of LED lighting system in the Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla, USA. The BIOS lights will aid patients and staff in UC San Diego Health’s geriatric emergency department (GED) in two crucial ways: to provide alertness during the daytime hours by adding a heightened amount of circadian signal; and by providing a unique wavelength of light dedicated to visual assessment of patients. (Image: BIOS L...
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2019-04-26

Keynote Addresses at Display Week 2019 Feature Display Industry Leaders from Samsung, Google and BOE

Display Week, the world's leading international technical event and exhibition for electronic display innovation, announces the keynote address topics by three renowned visionaries who lead display technologies and drive product innovation within their enterprises. Collectively these addresses will provide key insights, important perspective and the exciting opportunities on the horizon in the fast-paced and ever-challenging field of display technology development, application and implementation. The keynotes will take place during Display Week 2019, Tuesday, May 14 at 8:30 ...
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2019-04-25

Instrument Systems to Present Advanced Measurement Device for Micro LED and AR/VR Display Applications at Display Week

Instrument Systems, the Munich-based light measurement solutions provider, announced that it will showcase an ultra-high resolution version of its LumiTop targeting Micro LED displays and AR/VR display applications at the Display Week 2019. According to Instrument Systems, the ultra-high resolution LumiTop model merges a 150 megapixel camera with the high-end spectroradiometer CAS 140D to guarantee test accuracy across the whole image of the camera. The resolution of 150 megapixels thereby allows (sub-) pixel level analysis of complete displays in one single shot,...
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2019-04-25

Seoul Semiconductor Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against SATCO

Seoul Semiconductor filed a patent infringement lawsuit for infringement of its LED driver patents against SATCO Products (SATCO). Seoul Semiconductor claimed that SATCO is selling various LED lighting products that infringe 11 patents of Seoul Semiconductor’s LED driver technology, including U.S. Patent 7,081,722, U.S. Patent 9,807,828; U.S. Patent 8,513,899; and U.S. Patent 8,716,946. The asserted LED driver patents are widely used in replacement bulbs in the form of incandescent or fluorescent lamps, wall-mount lights, and ceiling ...
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2019-04-23

Picosun’s ALD Technology Helps to Boost Micro LED Brightness

Picosun Group, supplier of AGILE ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) thin film coating solutions, announced that its ALD technology was used to successfully boost Micro LED performance. Offering compact size, low power consumption, superior brightness and energy efficiency, greater contrast and color saturation, ultra-high resolution, flexibility and good reliability, Micro LEDs are currently actively studied and developed at the leading electronics manufacturers and R&D institutes around the world. However, Micro LED technology has certain drawbacks that h...
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2019-04-19

LRC Establishes Industry Consortium to Link 3D Printing Technology and Lighting

Building upon the progress made during a recent workshop, the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has formally established the Additive Manufacturing for Lighting Consortium. The consortium will help bridge the knowledge gap between the lighting and 3D printing industries and build a collaboration for successful adoption of additive manufacturing for high-quality, value-added lighting. The consortium, composed of lighting and 3D printer and material manufacturers, convened its first meeting on April 2 and is now setting a course to underst...
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2019-04-19

WELLMAX Continues Its Expansion Pace with Supports from Global Clients

The first session of 125th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) has concluded at Pazhou International Exhibition Complex in Guangzhou today. During the five-day exhibition, the LED Bulb Expert- Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) continues to be the busiest one among 25,496 exhibitors, leading the trend of the Spring Canton Fair by delivering its in-depth thoughts on LED trend and rolling out its latest R&D achievement. The most influential brand at Canton Fair WELLMAX’s booth packed with people all the time during the fi...
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2019-04-12

K-lite’s Request for Invalidity against Luquidles’ Patent Rejected by EUIPO

The Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (spring edition) just ended on a good note. LED lighting companies seized the opportunity to market their products and reach out to potential partners and customers in hope to expand their market presence, especially in Asia, and bring more revenue to their businesses for the first half of 2019. Meanwhile, their competitions between one another are under heavy fire. In particular, LED filament patent war continues to be fierce. (Image: Liquidleds) In the mid-2018, LED lighting company K-Lite Electric, after being caught ...
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2019-04-11

Unilumin Wins the First "Best of the Best" Red Dot Design Award with Unano

Unano - Unilumin's premium 1mm rental & fine pitch LED display - has just won the top design award "Red Dot Award 2019: best of the best". With its aesthetic and practical design, Unano’s superb visual effect, highly protective features, and convenience power the demanding video solutions in premium rental events and broadcast applications. Unano has enjoyed a high profile and reputation for being the lead in fine pitch rental market. It's currently the best-selling fine pitch rental product on the market and has been widely applied in advanced co...
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2019-04-10

AquiSense Technologies Teams up OASIS International to Offer UV-C LED Clean Water Solutions

AquiSense Technologies announced a new product platform for OASIS International with its patented UV-C LED water treatment technology. AquiSense and OASIS have been engaged in close co-operation for over a year in a detailed joint development effort to deliver the QUASAR, an integrated UV LED solution. The QUASAR platform offers a high-level microbial disinfection barrier directly at the point of discharge for multiple OASIS products, including water coolers, fountains, bottle fillers, and point of use dispensers. The solution has been 3rd par...
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2019-04-09

ITRI Wins Edison Awards with Integrated Road Safety Solution

Taiwan-based research institute, ITRI, announced that it won Silver in the Transportation & Logistics category at 2019 Edison Awards with its integrated road safety solution, iRoadSafe. According to ITRI, iRoadSafe is the world’s first V2X safety system solution integrating V2V/V2I communications, roadside sensing, and CMS (Changeable Message Sign) technologies to provide safety warnings for all road users, including those without on-board unit (OBU) installation. To break through the limitation from OBU installation, iRoadSafe integrates ...
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2019-04-09

The LED Bulb Expert WELLMAX Shares the Secrets of Being the Leader of the LED Industry

The Hong Kong International Lighting Fair is one of the most influential lighting exhibitions in Asia. With a growing number of buyers and an increasing trade volume, the spring fair this year gathered more than 1,430 exhibitors to participate. Among which, the LED Bulb Expert- Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) was the most popular one. WELLMAX has attracted large crowds by offering unique lighting experience and professional services. WELLMAX stands out with its distinctive brand image WELLMAX is the company that has been focusing on ligh...
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2019-04-02

Imec Receives €2.5 Million Grant from ERC to Develop Ultra-bright Thin-film Light Sources and Lasers

Belgium research institute Imec announced that the European Research Council has awarded a EUR 2.5 million (US$ 2.8 million) grant to Paul Heremans, Fellow and Director Large Area Eletronics at imec for a five-year project to develop ultra-bright thin-film light sources and lasers. Imec noted that thin-film light sources, featured with flexible manufacturing process, can be made to meet different requirements of varied applications. They can also be processed directly to different substrates such as glass, print boards and foils – both individually and in mass...
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2019-03-28

Heliospectra Expands Business in North America for the Raising Market of Commercial Food and Cannabis

Swedish horticulture lighting company Heliospectra is expanding its business in North America to meet increasing demands of the rapid growing market driven by commercial food production and licensed commercial cannabis. The new business entity, Heliospectra Canada, will open doors in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 15, 2019. With sales growth and customer adoption of Heliospectra's horticultural LED lighting solutions and control systems across North America since 2017, Heliospecta has gained recognition with its expertise in horticultural lighting and managemen...
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2019-03-28

Merger of Finisar and II-VI Approved by Shareholders of Both Firms

II-VI announced that its acquisition of Finisar, the optical communications solutions provider and an Apple supplier, has been approved by shareholders of both companies, bringing the merge of the two firms a step forward. In November 2018, the optoelectronic component manufacturer II-VI revealed that it is acquiring Finisar with a deal worth US$3.2 billion cash and stock. The companies now announced that the merger agreement received supports by their shareholders respectively. 97% of the shares of II-VI common stock voting at II-VI’s special meeting voted...
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2019-03-26

Eureka Wins Red Dot Award for Verner LED Lighting Fixture

Eureka announced that it has won a Red Dot Award for its Verner LED lighting fixture. It is the fifth year running that a Eureka product has been recognized with the prestigious award. (Image: Eureka) The Verner fixture stood out amongst more than 5,500 product entries from 55 countries. Verner was selected for outstanding design quality by a jury comprising experts from different disciplines who assessed products on criteria such as level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, longevity and ergonomics. Dated back to 1955, the Red Dot Award is one of the la...
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2019-03-26

Acofusion Lighting’s Cubie Track Light Series Wins the 2019 Red Dot Award

The Cubie’s Track Light Series - new released product of Acofusion - providing a better lighting solution for the commercial lighting applications. The interplay of lightings and environments lends a room to its unique identity and atmosphere. The optimum spatial effects are depending on the properly brightness and a suitable light pattern. This will make the quality of the merchandise or objects tangible. The Cubie Track Light provides “tool-free”, “multiple beams “, “diverse pattern” for spot lighting , wall washing and more. Peo...
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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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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