South San Francisco USD Celebrates New, High Efficiency LED Stadium Lighting Installation at El Camino High School

South San Francisco Unified School District (SSFUSD) held a ceremonial groundbreaking yesterday to celebrate the brand new stadium lighting being installed at El Camino High School. The makeover taking place on the athletic field is just one key part of a comprehensive, district-wide program enhancing the District's sustainability profile as well as linking technical facility upgrades to STEM initiatives across grade levels. A large crowd including District Leadership, local elected officials, 25 student athletes representing a wide array of El Camino sports teams, and community members gathered to commemorate the beginning of this new chapter of energy work happening across campuses.
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Audi of America Launches LED Light Enhanced 2018 A5 and S5 Sportback

Joining the A5 model line, the all-new Audi A5 and S5 Sportback will make their US debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. Featuring the distinctive Sportback body style, first introduced on the successful A7 model line, and generous interior space, the five-door coupe is a sporty yet functional choice for customers.
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Xeleum LED Lighting Selected to Supply LED Lights for Safe Haven Self Storage

Safe Haven Self Storage announced recently that it has selected Xeleum Lighting to convert its self storage facility located in Elmsford, New York to LED lighting, based upon the success of the earlier conversion to Xeleum LED lighting at its Mount Kisco location. The conversion from the existing fluorescent system will begin immediately at its 80,000 square foot facility. Mehrdad Ghalebi, Xeleum President, stated "We are thrilled to have been selected by Safe Haven to convert lighting to LED at their second and larger facility in Elmsford, New York.&q...
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OLED Electronic Skin Lights up When Touched

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have created touch-sensitive “electronic skin(e-skin)” through integrating three distinct electronic components including semiconducting carbon-nanotube transistors, pressure-sensitive polymer sensors and OLEDs. The three components are integrated over large areas on a single plastic substrate, to form a mechanically flexible sensor network that immediately light up when being touched. And the harder it is touched, the brighter the light.            Each pixel...
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ILight Tech LED Luminaires Adding Glow to Newly Renovated Denver Union Station

Bustling new public Plaza Features Plexineon-illuminated Benches In downtown Denver, a $4.7 billion redevelopment of Union Station will create a bustling urban center and multimodal transit hub that integrates light rail, commuter rail, Amtrak, and bus service, as well as new private development and public spaces. The project is already taking shape with completion of its first phase: Light Rail Plaza, which comprises the new light rail station plus 40,000 square feet of outdoor plaza space. To provide a pleasant experience for daily commuters, the plaza includes nin...
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Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Convert to LED Lights in Parking Structures

Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) will replace all 6,050 lighting fixtures in both parking structures and increase the number of fixtures by 19% while still saving 66% on its annual elect ric bill by switching to LED lights. The project, approved by the Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) board this month, will replace the 1,200 existing 210-watt metal halide fixtures in the Blue Deck with 2,400 repositioned 80-watt LED fixtures, set at a maximum of 60 watts. All 4,800 existing 210-watt fixtures in the McNamara Terminal Parking Structure will be replac...
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TI Introduces High-Power LED Driver for Automotive and General-Purpose Area Lighting

Dimmable, multi-topology DC/DC constant-current controller features low-side current sense Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced a high-power, multi-topology DC/DC LED driver with adjustable switching frequency and current sense threshold that provides design flexibility and low electro-magnetic interference (EMI) for automotive headlamps, fog lights and general-purpose area lighting. The TPS92690 is an N-channel MOSFET controller with low-side current sense designed to support step-up (boost) or step-up/step-down (SEPIC, Cuk, flyback) LED driver t...
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America Develops the World's Largest OLED Color Flexible Display

Recently, the University of Arizona and Flexible Electronics and Displays Center (FEDC) successfully produced the world's largest OLED color flexible display prototype with mixed oxide thin film transistor (TFT). The display is jointly developed by FEDC and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the size is 14.7 inches, which is the twice size of the model reached a world record. This new flexible display prototype uses new OLED materials, it enhances performance, improves packaging technology and has attractive features such as small thickness, light weig...
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The Tide to Apply LED Street Lights is Fermented in Europe and America

With the increasing emphasis on environmental issues, the demand for LED lighting gradually rise, compared with the demand caused by the replacement of home lighting consumers independently conducted, the demand caused by the government-led street light replacement is more clear, but the cross-strait LED manufacturers target the street lamps cases in mainland of China, who has ignored the fact that the opportunities to replace the traditional street lights with LED lamps has began to take shape in Europe and America. Currently, the penetration rate of LED lights in U.S....
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SemiLEDs Sees Bright Prospects for UV LED Lighting Market

As the LED backlight market entered a plateau period, the lighting market becomes the major battlefield for the global LED makers to compete in. Given the fierce price competition, a number of LED manufacturers have shifted their focus to LED specialty lighting, plant lighting and medical lighting in seek of higher profits. With its vertical LED structure technology, American LED epitaxy manufacturer SemiLEDs developed UV LEDs of the wavelength range below 385nm. Additionally, the company optimized LEDs’ curing characteristics and developed a curin...
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DOE planned to reopen the PAR 38 portion of the L Prize competition

The US Department of Energy (DOE) had suspended the PAR 38 portion of the L Prize competition in which companies were working to develop an LED-based solid-state lighting (SSL) replacement for halogen lamps. But in the Lightfair International in May 2011, the DOE planed to reopen the competition with modified competition requirements.
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California carried out a new standard for 100W incandescent lamps

Recently, California introduced a new standard for the energy efficiency of 100W incandescent lamps. A 100-watt bulb manufactured on or after January 1, 2011 must use 28% less energy in California states, with providing the same amount of light (in lumens). The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) designed the law, which would reduce energy use and associated pollution and make the United States less dependent on foreign sources of energy. Also, the law would save California consumers money.
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The sales of LED-backlit LCD TV was reportedly one fifth of the overall US TV market in 3Q10

Industry sources reported about one fifth of LCD TVs purchases in the US market was LED-backlit LCD TVs in 3Q10, which was up from 17.9% 2Q10 and from 4% during 3Q09. The result was benefit from LED-backlit LCD TVs’ advantages, such as their thinner form, improved picture quality, better color saturation, power savings and other green attributes, which also closely connected with TV and panel makers’ paying on the product differentiation, innovation, low power consumption and so on.
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Phoseon reportedly will expand its headquarters in Hillsboro

Phoseon Technology was reported to expand its headquarters in Hillsboro and this would increase the company‘s manufacturing capacity up 50%. The ultraviolet LED technology was Phoseon’s mainly growth momentum, which could be used to dry and cure products for a variety of industries ranging from printing to wood finishing to medical device manufacturing.
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SemiLED issued more than 5 million shares to expand its LED production capacity

Recently, SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) was listed for transactions on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, with the symbol “LEDS.” The company’s IPO (initial public offering) was priced $17.00 per share with 5,250,000 shares. The company develops and manufactures LED chips including blue, green and ultraviolet (UV) LED, and LED components, which were primarily for general lighting applications, such as street lights and commercial, industrial and residential lighting.
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Rubicon high revenues benefit from sapphire wafer’s price rose

US-based sapphire wafer manufacturer Rubicon Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: RBCN) was enjoying sapphire wafers for the LED market price increasing and was paying more attention to own production capacity. In 3Q10, Rubicon's overall revenue grew by 30% sequentially to $20.5 million. Only in the LED market alone, revenue was $19.4 million, up 39% compared with $14 million in 2Q.
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DOE made a compared test in Field Museum to show LED products’ high-performance

The US Department of Energy (DOE) had made a test in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, in order to tell difference lighting performance, economic performance, and potential energy savings from LED lights and halogen lighting. Recently, DOE reported the final result.
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New York Public Service Commission approved a new lower-priced tariff to spread LED lights

The New York State Public Service Commission has approved a new lower-priced tariff option for Central Hudson Gas & Electric that would encourage municipalities to install LED-based street lights. Most street lights are not metered for actual power usage. The new tariff would allow the utility to correctly calculate the energy used by LED street lights and a municipality to pay a lower price for energy used for lighting.
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Intematix discovered a new LED phosphor portfolio and would ship in 1Q11

Intematix discovered a new phosphor portfolio, with adding green aluminate (GAL) and red nitride materials, could act on LED manufacturers to develop warm-white lighting for general illumination or TV backlighting, and avoided the patent issues.
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Wisconsin city selects Cooper LED luminaries for replacing about 1200 traditional lights

At present, Cooper Lighting Lumark started replacing Waukesha, Wisconsin in America 1200 street lights using Cooper Lighting Lumark RC LED Cobrahead Luminaires.
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Smart Lighting ERC works with LED retrofit lamps displacing incandescent bulbs in Rensselaer

The Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has cooperated with campus officials to fix LED retrofit lamps instead of 119 incandescent bulbs in the 9-story George M. Low Center for Industrial Innovation (CII) building. The Smart Lighting ERC thought it took 12 to 16 months to do the investment in SSL (solid-state lighting).
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Allentown and PPL Electric Utilities plan to install LED street lights to replace 80,000 HPS lights

PPL Electric Utilities and Allentown, Pennsylvania were partnering on the project,which were to install LED-based street lights in a 53-fixture retrofit ,in order to save enough electricity to power 1.5 to 2.5 homes. General Electric (GE) Lighting Systems and Cooper Lighting would supply LED lights for the project trial.
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Cree LED revenue for 3Q was weaker than expected

Affected from LED chip sales in the backlighting market decline, Cree’s revenue for 3Q was about $268.4 million, up 59% compared to the same quarter in 2009 and increasing 1.5% sequentially, but the result was weaker than expected before. Cree’s LED chip sales down almost 20% result from weakness in notebook and monitor backlighting demand.Before that, analysts thought the company’s revenues for 3Q would reach $278 million. But the true amount was weaker than expected to $268.4 million.
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Brand Neue Corp. Announces Exclusive Agreement to Distribute Popular Advanced LED Lighting Products & Systems in Canada

Brand Neue Corp. ("Brand Neue" or the "Company") today announced the execution of an agreement (the "Agreement") to become the exclusive distributor of Luma Vue, Inc. ("Luma Vue") advanced LED lighting products and lighting systems in Canada.
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Plastic Light in The Future

Prototypes of a new type of white light LEDs will be brought out in about four months by Cyberlux, a specialized provider of light emitting diodes (LEDs). The product cost of this new type will be cut substantially than conventional LEDs and more light will be emitted.
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Manassas to introduce LED street lights

Recently, Manassas is doing an experiment that will likely be common practice in less than 10 years. In the coming weeks, the city will begin the process of selecting a neighborhood for the installation of LED lights in place of the common high pressure sodium lights.
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Sale and Installation of L.E.D. Lights for Motorcycles available in Ocean City

Recently, Wyked Illuzionz, a premier motorcycle L.E.D. light vendor, who launched their new e-commerce website, will be set up at Fish Tales this year to sell and install L.E.D. lights on motorcycles during Delmarva Bike Week. Delmarva Bike Week is one of the nation’s major motorcycle rallies. This year is it will be held September 11-14, 2008 primarily in Ocean City.
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Amherst continues to expand LED streetlight

Recently, in Amherst a local manufacturing firm announced that the company is continuing to do what is possible to make our planet a greener place to live.Chuck Cartmill from C-Vision, who is in the process of developing an LED technology to put into streetlighting said the majority of lighting pollution and wasted energy is from the overheads you see out on the streets, their fixture design is set up to use substantially less energy, but also comply with what is called Dark Skies, so all the light is directed down.
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Specifiers can realize the best quality of light and the highest levels of light output and efficacy at 3000K and 95CRI San Jose, CA – Lumileds today announced substantial performance improvements for its 90 and 95 CRI LUXEON CoBs with C... READ MORE

For many years, XLamp® XP-E2 LEDs have been the preferred LED choice for lighting manufacturers looking to combine different colors of light together to service specialty lighting applications. The XP-E2 platform offers an unbeatable combi... READ MORE