2019-12-13

Telensa Partners LIGMAN to Provide Smart Street Lighting and Smart City Sensing to Asia Pacific Market

Telensa and LIGMAN today announced that they have signed a partnership agreement to combine LED luminaires and wireless controls. With energy and carbon reduction increasingly in the forefront of many cities’ agendas, switching lighting to LED is an obvious next step. Including wireless controls maximizes the benefits of LEDs, generating further energy and maintenance cost-savings, and smart city sensing. (Image: Telensa) “Cities across Asia Pacific are increasingly adopting wireless controls. Over the past couple of years Telensa has deployed smart...
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2019-12-12

GE Current Appoints New CEO, Manish Bhandari

GE Current, which was sold to American Industry Partners and changed the name from Current, powered by GE into GE Current, a Daintree company, announced the appointment of Manish Bhandari as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He succeeds Randall Swift, a partner at parent company American Industrial Partners (AIP), who has served as the interim president and CEO. (Image: GE Current) “Current’s extensive, controls-driven lighting portfolio is in an industry led by innovation,” said Bhandari. “It is a great honor to have...
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2019-12-10

LeddarTech and First Sensor Collaborate to Accelerate LiDAR Deployment for ADAS and Driving Applications

LeddarTech announced its partnership with First Sensor, a sensor solution develop, to extend the Leddar Ecosystem. With the support of First Sensor and other industry partners, LeddarTech is developing a LiDAR platform option for OEMs and Tier1s to support the progress for volume deployment for ADAS & autonomous driving applications. LeddarTech and First Sensor will initiate this collaboration with the development of a LiDAR Evaluation Kit, demonstrating a technical concept in a working LiDAR and creating a tool for Tier 1s and system integra...
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2019-12-04

Acuity Brands and CIRCADIAN ZircLight Form Strategic Partnership for Circadian Lighting

Acuity Brands announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with CIRCADIAN ZircLight. This business partnership includes licensing of CIRCADIAN ZircLight intellectual property, and a collaboration intended to accelerate commercialization within North America of CIRCADIAN’s Zirc™ branded technology through Acuity Brands’ portfolio of indoor luminaires. (Image: Pixabay) Over the past five years, CIRCADIAN ZircLight has created evidence-based specifications for workplace lighting and developed specialized ...
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2019-12-03

LEDVANCE and UCSB Reach Agreement in Filament LED Patent

University of California (UC) Santa Barbara and LEDVANCE announce they have entered into a licensing agreement in UC Santa Barbara's patent enforcement campaign related to filament LED technology. The agreement authorizes LEDVANCE to manufacture and distribute the patented technology to lighting professionals, retailers and consumers. On July 30, 2019, UC Santa Barbara launched a patent enforcement campaign against five major retailers to promote the respect of its patent rights covering foundational filament LED technology. (Image: Pixabay...
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2019-12-02

Limitless Opportunities for Exhibitors at UFI-Approved ‘LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2020’

ASEAN’s largest exhibition on LED technology and lighting solutions is inviting exhibitors to participate in the highly acclaimed show and explore numerous possibilities in this industry. The much-awaited annual lighting extravaganza ‘LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN’ is gearing up for its 2020 edition to be held from June 24-26 in Bangkok. The Show has entered its 8th year, and this time, it is even more promising for all stakeholders as it has recently bagged UFI approval. The UFI Approved Event labels are a global stamp of authority for...
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2019-11-28

Acuity Brands Acquires Indoor Mapping Company LocusLabs

Acuity Brands announced its acquisition of LocusLabs, an indoor mapping and location platform supporting navigation applications used on mobile devices, web browsers and digital displays in airports, event centers, multi-floor office buildings and campuses. LocusLabs’ proprietary reality-capture tools and rendering processes produce a highly detailed 3D map of the interior of a large venue in a matter of days. In turn, LocusLabs Venue Management System software allows venue managers to populate and maintain 3D maps with thousands of places, products and other points of...
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2019-11-27

NSF International Includes UV LED Technology for Drinking Water Treatment Standard

NSF International’s drinking water treatment standard has recently updated it to allow a more efficient method of treating microorganisms in drinking water. The revision to NSF/ANSI 55: Ultraviolet Microbiological Water Treatment Systems establishes new criteria for use of UV-LED technology for microbial reduction and provides a new test method to certify manufacturer claims. Treatment systems covered by the standard use UV light to inactivate or kill bacteria, viruses and cysts in microbiologically unsafe water (Class A systems) or to reduce the amount of...
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2019-11-19

Four Things a Buyer Must Notice When Selecting LED Suppliers

With a tried and true business as well as motivated and talented staffs, one may consider its business covers all essentialities for success. However, one critical aspect might be hidden and ruin it all, which is the suppliers. Choosing the right suppliers will improve reputation of a brand while integrate the supply chain and deliver better purchasing experiences. On the contrary, it might damage the business significantly, costing more money and destroying business reputation. Recently, a case of Ken, a buyer from Africa, who won a large-scale lighting project with great pains ...
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2019-11-18

Macroblock Debuts AEC-Q100 Certified MBI5353Q for Automotive Use

Macroblock announced that its LED driver IC MBI5353Q is certified to AEC-Q100 Grade 1 for automotive use. With a broad operating temperature range from -40°C to +125°C, MBI5353Q is regarded as an ideal solution and offering prominent user experiences for applications of various automotive display and relevant automotive parts. Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) is an organization founded by Chrysler, Ford, and GM, which established a high-quality standard for automotive electrical components to ensure the safety and reliability of vehicle operatio...
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2019-11-15

Smart Buildings Open up New Possibilities with Connected Lighting

Increasing urbanization and the necessity of conserving resources demand intelligent, connected building services in so-called ‘smart buildings’. Once the digital control systems are intelligently interlinked, they can make buildings more economic and more secure, as well as reducing their energy needs. Solutions for this will be on show at the world’s leading trade fair in its field, Light + Building, in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March 2020. In particular the connection of safety and security systems with each other and with other building services install...
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2019-11-14

Acuva Offers UV-LED Technology to Purify Drinking Water in India

Acuva Technologies announced that it has partnered with WAE, one of India's largest manufacturers of drinking water purification and dispensing equipment, to bring Acuva's proprietary UV-LED water disinfection technology to the Indian market. (Image: Acuva) "Acuva offers a more sustainable and chemical-free water disinfection solution," stated Manoj Singh, President and CEO of Acuva Technologies. "We are pleased to join forces with WAE to not only protect the health and safety of their customers, but also bring mercury-free UV-LED...
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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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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