2014-02-24

Konka and A&A Continue Distributor Relationship

Konka and A&A Optoelectronics in Canada will be continuing their distribution relationship in Canada, after establishing a good business relationship last year. In 2014, A&A will launch new series of products from Konka to continue their leading position in Canada. 
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2014-02-21

European Commission Funds LASSIE-FP7 for Further LED Module Development

CSEM announces the launch of LASSIE-FP7, a research project funded by the European Commission to develop a unique integrated solid-state module that will constitute a breakthrough in professional and architectural lighting. Solid-state lighting (SSL) represents a new revolution in the lighting domain, comparable to the invention of the incandescent bulb in the 19th century. As is unanimously recognized, SSL devices such as semi-conductor-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are the light sources of the future.
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2014-02-21

NSERC CRD Awarded for LED Lighting in Plant Production

Urban Barns Foods Inc. is pleased to announce that it has expanded its collaboration with McGill University researcher Dr. Mark Lefsrud, of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, to further develop an indoor plant growth system aimed at expanding locally grown food. With industrial support from Urban Barns, McGill University was recently awarded an NSERC Collaborative Research & Development (CRD) grant in the amount of $240,000 in order to continue the development of this important project.
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2014-02-21

Radiant Zemax to Showcase Lighting Measurement and Modeling Solutions at Lighting+ Building 2014

Radiant Zemax, a leading provider of light and color test and measurement systems announces it will showcase its portfolio of testing solutions for LEDs, lighting, and luminaires in Booth #F77, Hall 9, at Light + Building. The exhibition is the world’s biggest trade fair for lighting and building services technology, taking place March 30 – April 4, 2014 in the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Center in Frankfurt, Germany.
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2014-02-20

NXP Semiconductors N.V. Repurchases 5 Million Shares of Common Stock

NXP Semiconductors N.V.  announced today that it has repurchased 5 million shares of its common stock under its stock repurchase plan announced on February 5, 2014. The shares were repurchased directly from affiliates and from funds managed or advised by KKR in a private transaction at a price per share based on the market closing price.
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2014-02-20

GE Albeo LED High Bay Lighting Upgrades Midwestern University Sport Facility

An energy-efficient upgrade with LED high bay lighting helps a large, Midwestern university sports practice facility reduce maintenance needs and costs.
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2014-02-20

Quantum Materials Secures Los Alamos Thick-Shell Quantum Dot Technology

Quantum Materials Corporation and Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) today announce Quantum Materials optioning Thick-Shell 'Giant' Quantum Dot patented technology with the potential of 10 to 100-fold improvement in solid-state brightness over conventional nanocrystal quantum dots (QD). High brightness leads to efficient use of materials and increased performance in electronic displays and solid state (LED) lighting
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2014-02-20

Heraeus Celcion Announces Proven Performance Benefits for LED Lighting Applications

Heraeus Precious Metals, world leader in industrial precious and specialty metals, is pleased to announce the continuing performance growth and reliability of Celcion™.
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2014-02-20

CRS Electronics' Lumenova Receives 2014 Energy Star Certification

CRS Electronics Inc. , a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting products, today announced while the industry grapples with conforming to new and more stringent energy star standards which take effect in September 2014, Lumenova(TM) has already achieved Energy Star certification throughout most of their portfolio.
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2014-02-19

Digital Lumens Expands Intelligent LED Product Line to Retail, Convention Centers, and More

Digital Lumens announced the expansion of the DLE line of intelligent LED fixtures, with a new 48,000 lumen fixture, 4000K color temperature versions, and aisle and diffuse optics for the 12,000, 18,000, and 24,000 lumen fixtures.
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2014-02-17

UK Green Investment Bank Launches New Loan to Finance the UK’s Switch to Low Energy Street Lighting

Across the UK our seven million streetlights clock up an electricity bill of more than £300 million each year. Although this is one of a local authority's largest single costs, fewer than one million lamps are low energy. The legacy of this old technology is higher than necessary energy consumption, costs and environmental impact.
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2014-02-17

Light for Greater Buying Incentives - Osram at Euroshop 2014

At Euroshop, the world's leading fair for the international retail sector, Osram is demonstrating how retailers can win over customers for their products with light, ranging from lamps to complete solutions. The highlight of the fair is a spotlight that brings the quality of museum illumination to the classic retail sector, and a real eye-catcher is Osram's design study of a fitting room: Using LED screens and variable light, customers can test in the store how swimming trunks for example will look later on the beach. Euroshop takes place from 16-20 February in Düsseldorf, Germany.
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2014-02-17

ForceField Energy Launches Turnkey LED Lighting Retrofit Program at the 2014 Association of KFC Franchisees Convention

ForceField Energy Inc., an international manufacturer, seller and distributor of energy products and solutions, announced the launch of a turnkey LED lighting retrofit program for franchisees at the 2014 Caribla and Association of Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchisees ("AKFCF") Convention being held in Orlando, Florida from February 14-17, 2014.
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2014-02-17

TILS 2014: Easlite Industry Introduces LED Product Portfolio

EASLITE INDUSTRY CO., LTD is a LED manufacturer in Taiwan. The company was founded in October 2010, with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. The company has experts from different fields including plastic aluminum heat sink molding technology, lens, IC design, PCB design, lighting electrical engineer.
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2014-02-13

Fashion Retailers Can Brand Shop Identity with Philips Different “Light Signatures”

At Euroshop (Feb. 16-20, 2014), Philips, the global leader in lighting, presents a new LED lighting solution that offers brands bespoke light signatures to help project their brand image and differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive market.
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2014-02-12

Philips Cooks Up “Light Recipes” to Make Food More Appealing

Philips, the global leader in lighting, will be showcasing its Fresh Food LED lighting portfolio at Euroshop (Feb.16-20, 2014), offering supermarkets the perfect lighting for different types of fresh foods. Light recipes, or optimized light spectrums, can increase sales by highlighting the freshness of the food on display. 
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2014-02-12

SACHEM Unveils New Solutions for IGZO and Smooth Silicon Etching at SEMICON Korea

SACHEM experts will be on hand to discuss our proven product lines designed specifically for the microelectronics manufacturing industry at SEMICON Korea, booth #1242. Additionally, SACHEM is unveiling two new solutions in the In-Ga-Zn-O (IGZO) and smooth silicon etching processes.
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2014-02-11

Seoul Semiconductor and LEDLab Partner UC Davis for Luminaire Design Competition

Students enrolled in Designing with Light at the University of California, Davis this semester will be competing in the 10th Annual Luminaire Design Competition this spring. The students must create original luminaire prototypes for outdoor pathways using an energy-efficient LED module manufactured by LEDLab using Seoul Semiconductor's Acrich2 AC-LED module.
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2014-02-10

TILS 2014: Elite Optoelectronic Launches Transparent Helix Decorated-Lighting Products

Elite Optoelectronic (EOC) is a worldwide material producer, and one of the major products is transparent conductive ink. The transparent conductive film (TCF) fabricated using EOC’s ink has supplied to several touch sensor makers. In 2012, EOC combined the TCF technology and LED chip to form a novel and creative product: Transparent Flexible LED Light (TFLL). 
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2014-02-07

Philips: Evolving Hospital Lighting

Monique Cousineau, Social Media Specialist, Philips Lighting North America observes the transiting hospital lighting in this latest blog entry. Hospitals play a vital role in all cities. We have all crossed the threshold of our local hospital either as a patient or a visitor. When I was a child I thought our hospital was so impersonal and intimidating.
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2014-02-07

Soraa Proves That Whiteness Rendering Has A Strong Effect On LED Lamp Preference

Understanding that quality of light is essential to the widespread adoption of LED lighting, Soraa discussed this week at SPIE Photonics West 2014 how whiteness rendering has a strong effect on lighting and object preference.
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2014-02-06

Fairchild Semiconductor: A Better Way to Manage Leakage Current Failures in LED Backlights

A standard way to configure the backlight is to use two discrete devices: a 100 V MOSFET in a DPAK package and a 100 V Schottky diode, also in a DPAK package. High leakage current of Schottky diode can be a problem in LED backlight units, especially at higher temperatures. Some customers have experienced leakage failure issue of Schottky diode during mass production. One way to improve the leakage failure is to increase the Schottky diode’s voltage rating from 100 V to 120 V, but leakage current can still be an issue when the system temperature is high.
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2014-02-06

Digital Lighting Makes a Splash at the Super Bowl

Philips Lumec blogger Monique Cousineau interviews two Canadian multimedia companies that threw a spectacular lighting show prior to the SuperBowl. Below is the blog entry:
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2014-02-05

Rubicon Technology to Showcase New Optical Products at Photonics West 2014

Rubicon Technology, a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical markets, today announced that it will showcase its line of optical products for use in defense and aerospace, instrumentation and analytical processing, sensors and detectors, semiconductor process equipment, and medical and laser applications at the Photonics West Exhibition, February 4-6, 2014 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. 
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2014-01-31

2013 Another Strong Year for the National Lighting Bureau

“The National Lighting Bureau has once again performed yeoman service for North America’s lighting community.” So said National Lighting Bureau Chair Howard P. Lewis (Viscor Group of Companies) in reviewing the Bureau’s 2013 accomplishments at the conclusion of his fourth year in office. The Bureau serves as an independent, IRS-recognized not-for-profit lighting-information source created (in 1976) to help people make better decisions about lighting.
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2014-01-30

GE: How Colours and Light Influence the Purchasing Process

In 1973 the marketing guru, Philip Kotler stated that noise, shapes, smells and colours helped to draw attention, transmit messages and create feelings that increased the likelihood of purchase. Since then, marketing has moved on in all senses and the reproduction of colour has become a key differentiating factor in the retail sector. In sensorial marketing, light is one of the most important factors in the purchase experience.
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2014-01-29

Making Winter Fun with Interactive Lighting

It’s really impressive to see how creative artists are using technology and lighting to transform environments into captivating surroundings and how cities are emerging from the shadows and standing proudly. A few weeks ago, at the Québec City Lights Festival, (Festival des Lumières de Québec) some playful light shows made quite an impression on the public by lighting up the Old Capital and allowing its Nordic appeal and historic architecture to stand out.
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2014-01-29

Latest Ringdale ActiveLED Retrofit Offering Alternative to Conventional In-ground Lighting Solutions

Ringdale®, Inc., Texas-based manufacturer of USA-made ActiveLED® luminaries, announces continued growth in its retrofit line with the launch of in-ground ActiveLED lighting. The 18-watt ActiveLED In-Ground replaces 150-watt HID 9.5" and 13" in-ground lighting fixtures. The in-ground retrofit is ideal for illuminating flagpoles, art, monuments, landscaping, and walkways. ActiveLED's In-Ground lighting delivers energy savings of up to 90% when compared to HID lighting and includes an unmatched 10-Year No Light Loss Warranty.
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2014-01-28

Esidon Opto Combines ANSI BIN Group with MacAdam Ellipse Enhancing the Color Consistency of Luminaires

In order to provide comprehensive sales service and enhance the capacity utilization of PLCC, the Taiwanese LED manufacturer, Edison Opto, initiates to combine ANSI BIN group with the concept of MacAdam ellipse and subdivide the color temperature into 9 subgroups. The new BIN group is conducive to inventory management. Also, the packaging sales service which is provided by Edison Opto is more convenient to customers’ product selection.  
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2014-01-28

McGill University Chooses Veeco Instruments Multi-Chamber MBE System

Veeco Instruments announced that McGill University in Montréal, Québec, Canada has ordered Veeco’s new GENxplor™ R&D Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) System for their Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, as part of a research grant from Canada’s Foundation for Innovation.  The Veeco GENxplor is a fully integrated system that deposits high quality epitaxial layers on substrates up to 3” in diameter and is ideal for cutting edge compound semiconductor research on a wide variety of materials including arsenides, nitrides and oxides.
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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

Natural colour rendering of Optisolis™ LEDs lets visitors experience artwork as the artist intended without degrading the work. Tokushima, Japan – 23 July 2019: Nichia Corporation, the leader in high brightness LED technologies, an... READ MORE