Increase of Night Light Emission in Germany Might Be Related to LED Replacement

The nights in the German federal states („Bundesländer") have been getting brighter and brighter - but not everywhere at the same rate and with one peculiar exemption: light emissions from Thuringia decreased between 2012 and 2017.
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2017 Review: UV LED Stories Worldwide

LEDinside gathers a series of UV LED events and technology advancements in 2017.
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LEDVANCE Continues Its Transformation

LEDVANCE made an statement that it would continue its transformation after confirming the job cut at the headquarters in America last week.
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Osram Opts for Germany for Its High-tech Strategy

Osram continues its transformation by establishing state-of-the-art technology at its German sites, based on the key points set out in the ‘Zukunftskonzept OSRAM’ (“Future Concept OSRAM”) agreed to by the company and the employee representatives. The aim is to sustain the company’s growth path, which began two years ago with the launch of Osram’s ‘Diamond’ innovation and growth initiative. The transformation will also lead to changes in the employment structure in Germany. Overall, the number of jobs in Germany is set to increase over the coming years.
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Innovative "Apartimentum" Smart Home Building Based on Intelligent Lighting Solutions from Osram

XING founder Lars Hinrichs has constructed a building in Hamburg, Germany in the form of the "Apartimentum" that is far superior to many other residences across Europe in terms of living intelligence and networking. The most ambitious smart home in Germany offers its residents personalised living comfort with state-of-the-art technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) for significantly facilitating their everyday lives. Osram as the partner for lighting made an important contribution with intelligent products and solutions including its intelligent, networked lighting technology Lightify Pro used throughout the Apartimentum. 
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Playing Field Lighting at the Highest Technical Level

Osram Lighting Solutions planned and implemented new, innovative pitch lighting together with the 1st FC 1911 Hochstadt e. V. football club. Twelve innovative Siteco LED floodlights bathe the also new, FIFA-certified artificial turf in especially efficient and high-performance light.
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Osram to Launch A Massive Recruitment in Germany to Respond to Rising IR Demand

Osram’s spokeman told Reuters it foresees a rapid increase in demand for its infrared components in the light of the introduction of the state-of-the-art iris-scanning identification in mobile devices. Osram plans to recruit around 1,000 new talents at its factory in Regensburg, Germany.
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Smart City Lighting in Wipperfürth

Modern LED City Light pillars equipped with the Street Light Control system and Einstone technology from Osram were installed in a city-wide intelligent network to form the basis for the Wipperfürth Smart City project. Luminaires transmit information via Bluetooth signal that is then recorded and processed by the new WippApp. Smartphone users that have downloaded the app can access a diversity of information such as offers from retailers, information about companies and much more. 
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Germany and EU Slow to Address Chinese Investment Problem

Surging investments made by Chinese firms in EU high-tech industries is fueling conflict between Beijing, Berlin and Brussels, reported The Politico.
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Nichia’s Landmark Victory in German Courts to Help Settle Suits in 2017

Nichia explained the legal course of actions it took throughout 2016 were not aimed at particular manufacturers, but was part of their general intellectual property protection policy.
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Philips Photonics Doubles Laser Diode Production Capacity in Germany

Philips Photonics, a wholly owned business of Royal Philips announced that it is doubling capacity at its laser-diode facility in Ulm, Germany, to provide the key components for some of the latest developments in data communication, consumer sensing and industrial thermal processing.
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German Court Grants Nichia Preliminary Injunctions for Everlight's Patent Infringing White LED Products

On Oct.19, 2016 and Oct. 28, 2016, Nichia  filed a request for three preliminary injunctions in Germany at the Düsseldorf District Court against Everlight Electronics (“Everlight”), alleging that the white LED products “334-15/X1C5-1QSA”, „334-15/T2C2-1TVB“ and „XI3535-KT577J1-03201-000P“ manufactured by Everlight and distributed in Germany infringe Nichia's YAG patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929).
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German Deputy Economy Minister Proposes Protecting High-tech Companies against Foreign Takeovers

Germany’s Deputy Economy Minister Matthias Maching submitted a proposal comprising of six key points to government officials to review investment at the EU level on Monday, Reuters cited local newspaper Welt am Sonntag reporting.
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Merck Establishes OLED Materials Plant in Germany

Material manufacturer Merck announced it has invested EUR 30 million (US $33.84 million) in an OLED materials plant in Darmstadt, Germany recently to manufacture future displays and lighting.
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Everlight to File Another Patent Invalidation Case against Nichia in Germany

Everlight announced that it will be filing another suit to invalidate Nichia’s YAG LED patent in Germany.
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German Federal Court of Justice Validates Nichia’s YAG-LED Patent

With judgment dated August 16, 2016 (docket number X ZR 96/14), the German Federal Court of Justice decided that the German part of Nichia’s patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929), i.e. the “YAG patent” is valid. As a consequence, the Federal Court of Justice lifted entirely the first instance judgment of the German Federal Patent Court from 2014 (docket number 2 Ni 11/12) which had found Nichia’s YAG patent invalid and dismissed in total the nullity action initiated by Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. (“Everlight”).
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U.S., Japan and Germany Uphold Favorable Ruling of Everlight Request to Invalidate Nichia YAG Patents

EVERLIGHT filed a declaratory judgment action against Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) for invalidity and non-infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,998,925 and 7,531,960 in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Michigan in 2012. These two patents are directed to YAG phosphor being used in LEDs and phosphor concentration. The court on January 19, 2016 denied Nichia’s motions and confirmed the April 22, 2015 jury verdict that all asserted claims of Nichia’s patents were invalid. In addition to the U.S. court ruling, from 2014, EVERLIGHT has continued to receive favorable rulings in Japan and Germany that Nichia’s patents are invalid. 
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Soraa LEDs Illuminate the“Fairy Grottoes” in Germany

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaNTM LED technology, announced that its LED lamps have been installed to illuminate the natural beauty of the mineral formations found in the Saalfred Fairy Grottoes in Thüringen, Germany. Through Soraa LEDs and an artist’s approach to lighting design, thousands of visitors can now see the subtleties in the incredible colors in stalagmites in the underground caverns.
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DVB Bank in Germany Receives Holistic LED Lighting Upgrade

High above the rooftops of Frankfurt shines the bold and purist architecture of the office and conference floor of DVB Bank, awash with high-quality details from a holistic design dominated by glass and a careful blend of white and grey tones. Entrusted with the demanding task of restoring the 40th floor of City-Haus, Frankfurt architects Theiss have created an environment for meetings and conferences that sets a new benchmark for modern working applications. The unusual axis dimensions and reduced installation depth placed special requirements on various features of the project, including a pioneering customised lighting solution that has now been integrated into the standard MIREL evolution product family.
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Digital Lumens Smart LEDs Illuminate GEODIS Asset Recovery Center in Germany

Digital Lumens, the market leader in intelligent LED lighting systems, together with its German partner SchahlLED Lighting, today announced it has equipped international transportation and logistics service provider GEODIS with an intelligent LED lighting system. Deployed at GEODIS' Asset Recovery Center location in Nieder-Olm, the project has enabled GEODIS to decrease power consumption and reduce the cost of lighting by 70,000 EUR in the first year while improving employee safety and productivity with high quality lights and LightRules software platform for seamless system management and configuration.
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Resins, sheets & films – for a brighter world

Every two years, leaders in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering, house and building automation and software for the construction industry converge on Frankfurt, Germany, March 13-18 for Light + Building. This year, more than 200,000 people and more than 2,500 exhibitors are expected at the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building services. Covestro Deutschland AG will ...
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Covestro Promoted to Germany's MDAX

Covestro will be among the 80 most important listed companies in Germany. Roughly two months after its flotation, the materials manufacturer will be included in the MDAX stock market index as of December 21made the announcement last Thursday evening.
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St. Martin Tower in Frankfurt Lit up with LEDs

St. Martin Tower marks a huge step forward in the development of the Frankfurt office scene, both in terms of the architecture and the lighting solution. This is where LED luminaires from Zumtobel systematically provide coordinated light at the workplace and help create an inspiring atmosphere throughout the building.
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Nichia Enforce Newly-granted YAG Patents against WOFI Leuchten in Germany

On August 31, 2015, Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany at the District Court Düsseldorf against the Germany-based manufacturer of residential lighting products WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH ("WOFI").
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Nichia Enforces Another Granted YAG Patent Against Everlight in Germany

A further new white LED patent which covers, among others, YAG phosphors has been granted by the European Patent Office in favor of Nichia Corporation ("Nichia"), namely EP 2 276 080.
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[Breaking News] Nichia Enforces Newly-Granted YAG Patent Against Everlight in Germany

A new white LED patent which covers, among others, YAG phosphors has been granted by the European Patent Office in favor of Nichia Corporation ("Nichia"), namely EP 2 197 053.
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Merck Invests EUR 30M in New OLED Production Plant in Germany

Merck, a leading company for innovative, top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials, laid the cornerstone for a new OLED materials production plant in Darmstadt today. Production of high-purity OLED materials for use in state-of-the-art displays and lighting systems is scheduled to start in the approximately 2,000 square meter building in July 2016. With the investment, which amounts to around EUR 30 million (US$ 33.78 million), Merck is strengthening its position in the OLED business. Merck aims to be a leading supplier of OLED materials by 2018. The company wishes to make use of its experience in the liquid crystals business, where it is the global leader.
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Germany’s A Heart for Children Show Lit Up with LEDs

German lighting designer Manfred ‘Vossi’ Voss used 100 x Robe BMFL Spots to light the 2014 "Ein Herz für Kinder" (A Heart for Children) show, a high profile charity fund-raiser, produced by Schwartzkopff tv staged at the new and trendy Tempelhof airport, Berlin, and broadcast live on German national public services channel, ZDF.
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Germany Invests EUR 5.9M in OLED Technology

German's Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)-funded joint project R2D2 will start in November 2014 aiming at the investigation of production-related processes and technologies for the manufacturing of flexible OLED.
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ProPhotonix Launches Highly Uniform LED Line Light at Vision 2014, Stuttgart, Germany

ProPhotonix Limited, a designer and manufacturer of LED illumination systems and laser diode modules with operations in Ireland and the United Kingdom, announced a new highly uniform line light for long working distance machine vision applications at Vision 2014, Stuttgart, Germany.
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