2015-02-26

Unity Opto Raises LED Bulb Shipment Volume

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Unity Opto’s LED lighting order visibility has reached five months, according to a China Times report.
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2015-02-12

TILS 2015: Formosa Opto’s Comprehensive LED Bulb and Tube Product Portfolio

Formosa Opto's highlighted LED bulb and tube product portfolio.
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2015-01-27

Taking Light beyond the Bulb

Now that we’ve flipped the calendar page to January, it’s a chance to celebrate that 2015 has been declared the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) by the United Nations. We don’t take this opportunity – pardon the pun – lightly.  This is for several reasons. First, our jobs revolve around light.  We work for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, which is a telescope in space that observes X-rays from the Universe. X-rays are a kind of light. In fact, there are many different kinds of light, but only one that the human eye can detect naturally (called optical, or “visible,” light).
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2015-01-13

Cree Strives to Maintain Market Dominance with Aggressive Legal Actions

Cree’s act of filing lawsuits against Feit Electric and Unity Opto recently shows the firm’s struggle to maintain dominance in U.S. LED lighting market amid growing popularity of LED lighting products, according to a Bloomberg report.
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2015-01-13

[Breaking News] Cree Files LED Bulb Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Unity Opto and Feit Electric

Cree has filed complaints with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin against Feit Electric Company, Inc. and its Asian supplier, Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd., to curb infringement on Cree’s patented technologies and to address Feit’s false and misleading advertising claims that certain of its products meet ENERGY STAR® specifications. The suits allege infringement of 10 patents related to LED lighting.
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2015-01-09

India Launches National LED-Based Lighting Program

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced “Prakash Path – way to light” campaign to call for a national energy conservation revolution, according to reports from several Indian news agencies.
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2015-01-07

Nortek Security & Control Announces DIY Oriented Smart Lighting Products

The GoControl line will span popular consumer smart home categories, including security, lighting, access control, and HVAC, as well as integrate with a wide range of standard home control solutions and Nortek’s existing control platforms.
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2015-01-07

Nexia™ Home Intelligence Showcases Smart LED Light Bulb at 2015 International CES

Nexia™ Home Intelligence, a pioneer in home automation and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will showcase a collection of new, compatible smart home products at the 2015 International CES tradeshow. Nexia Home Intelligence will exhibit its existing and new products and services at booth 20315.
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2015-01-06

Qualcomm and LIFX Collaborate to Deliver Turnkey, Wi-Fi Based Smart Lighting

Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., and LIFX, a leader in smart lighting, have collaborated to deliver a turnkey Wi-Fi® based smart lighting platform that can accelerate the development of connected lighting.
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2015-01-06

Stack Lighting Joins "Works with Nest" Developer Program

Stack Lighting, the technology leader behind the world's first responsive lighting solutions, has joined the growing family of products, apps and services in the 'Works with Nest' developer program organized by Nest Labs, Inc. to help drive the conscious home.
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2015-01-05

Dubai Burj Khalifa’s World Record LED Projection to Continue until Jan 9

The Downtown Dubai New Year's Eve Gala, a dazzling never-before-seen show of fireworks, LED light and laser beam displays, has once again positioned Dubai on the global map with the world's most-watched New Year's Eve spectacle.
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2015-01-05

CNHIDEE LED 3D Light Bulb

CNHIDEE LED 3D Light is designed with a great idea of illusion. This wonderful light challenges the reality of what we see and how our brains comprehend the world around us. What we sight and build in our minds as a 3 Dimensional (3D) light is actually a simple 2 dimensional pane with illusive 3D wire frame designs.
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2014-12-25

Chinese Lighting Brands Queue for IPO Approval

More and more Chinese lighting companies are joining the long Initial Public Offering (IPO) approval wait list despite Chinese government’s slow progress of the applications.
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2014-12-25

Customize Your Lighting Fixture with Bit Light

The BIT Light™ is a new modular lighting system that provides an alternative means of adjusting the illumination level found with most lighting fixtures. Unlike traditional fixtures, the BIT Light consists of a collection of self-supporting illuminating modules (BITs) which can be simply added or removed by the end-user to increase or decrease the fixture’s brightness, without requiring technical skills or the help of specialists.
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2014-12-24

Playbulb Rainbow, a Smart Light Bulb You Can Play with

Following the MiPower’s successful Kickstarter campaign for PLAYBULB candle & PLAYBULB color, the company has launched another crowd funding campaign for its PLAYBULB rainbow.
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2014-12-18

Philips Lighting Leaves Behind Product Sales Model

Founded in 1891, the Dutch electronics conglomerate was once coined “the King of Home Appliances” and was once the “European giant” in the TV sector. Yet, the company’s gradual business transition has resulted in its shift towards health and lighting businesses.
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2014-12-16

Surround Your Home in Cozy Comfort with GE LED Lamps

Particularly during the wintertime in colder climates, there's nothing like the warm, snuggly comforts of home. Whether it's holiday entertaining or just kicking back and relaxing, you can create a tranquil, cozy mood with these lighting and décor tips.
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2014-12-15

India Andhra Pradesh State Distributes 820,000 LED Bulbs at US$ 0.16 Price

India Andhra Pradesh state government implements DSM (Demand Side Management) based efficient lighting program (DELP) for domestic households in hope to save energy to the tune of 500 MW daily, according to a Business Standard report.
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2014-12-03

LED Startup Switch Lights Out

Despite the low priced LED bulb claims, the first bulb retailed for US $50 back in 2012 when it first hit the markets. This first version of Switch bulb has a nice look and weighed around 1 pound.
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2014-12-03

1000Bulbs.com Becomes First Online-Only Retailer to Supply Cree LED Bulbs

Internet lighting retailer 1000Bulbs.com is the first authorized online-only store to carry Standard A-Type and Reflector LED light bulbs from Cree, Inc.
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2014-11-12

Smart LED Lamp Comes with Radar Device to Monitor Elderly People

Union Tool Co, a cutting tool manufacturer based in Japan, will release a system that monitors an elderly person, etc by using an LED lamp equipped with a laser device in September 2015.
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2014-10-29

Cree Lowers LED Bulb Retail Prices Again by Removing Heat Sink

Cree introduces the New Cree® LED Bulb, delivering superior light performance while looking just like an incandescent light bulb at an even more affordable price. Featuring a new innovative design, the New Cree LED Bulb provides the same cost savings and 25,000-hour lifetime that made the original Cree LED Bulb America’s best-selling LED bulb. Available as 40- and 60-watt replacements, the New Cree LED Bulb is available at The Home Depot® for as low as US $7.97. This is a 20% price mark down compared to previous bulb products, said Cree.
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2014-08-12

LightFreq Takes Kickstarter by Storm, Reaches US $50,000 Target in 4 Days

LightFreq - the revolutionary new way to bring light and sound to your home - has today announced its US $50,000 Kickstarter goal has been reached within just four days of its official launch. With funding now secured, the LightFreq will now be going into production, with backers expecting to receive their LightFreqs by February 2015. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lightfreq/733759399?token=aa557b8a
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2014-07-30

Osram Sylvania Expands LED Bulb Selection at Lowe’s

North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA announced an expanded LED product portfolio that will appear in Lowe's stores and includes seven new OSRAM and SYLVANIA ULTRA brand A-line LED products, the most commonly used type of light bulbs in households.
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2014-07-21

U.S. DOE to Amend LED Bulb Test Procedures

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will be changing LED bulb energy efficiency tests, according to a report from Chinese media Xinhua.net.
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2014-07-18

Nanoleaf Launches Bloom, a Dimmable LED Bulb with no Dimmer

Nanoleaf, the LED bulb startup company that released that successfully kickstarted a campaign to fund a highly energy efficient bulb last year is now stepping up its game with a new dimmable bulb that is dimmer-free.
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2014-06-26

Pearl River Offers Its Vast Range of LED Lighting Solutions

Lights are among the elements which form the lifeblood for homes and businesses across the world. In this age of rapid development and businesses working around the clock there is no task which is possible without adequate lighting solutions. The lighting elements have also evolved and consumers are looking for the ones which are economical and offer the best possible lighting solutions for their needs. LED lights are one of the raging elements which have stormed the markets recently. 
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2014-05-09

Smart Vision Lights Introduces High-Speed Strobe Lights for Industrial and Machine Vision Applications

Smart Vision Lights — a designer and manufacturer of high-brightness LED lights for industrial applications, including machine vision — is pleased to introduce the XR256 Series High-Speed Strobe Lights for industrial and machine vision applications requiring high-speed, high-power, pulse initiated, or pulse following strobe lights.
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2014-05-07

Cree Expands TrueWhite Series LED Bulb in North America

Less than one year after the successful launch of the TW (TrueWhite®) Series Cree® LED Bulb in California, Cree, Inc. is expanding the bulb’s availability across The Home Depot® stores nationwide. Delivering an unprecedented Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 93, the TW Series Cree LED Bulb displays colors true and natural, ideal for use in kitchens, bathrooms and closets, where color quality matters most. The 40-watt replacement TW Series Cree LED Bulb retails for $13.97 and the Cree 60-watt replacement bulb retails for $15.97.
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2014-05-06

Finally Light Bulb Mimics Incandescent Lighting without CFL or LED Technology

The Finally Light Bulb Company, www.finallybulbs.com, today introduced the first energy-efficient A type light bulb that replicates the familiar warm and reassuring glow of the now-banned incandescent bulbs that consumers love and miss. The Finally™ light bulb uniquely incorporates the same classic design of an incandescent bulb, provides the energy-efficiency consumers demand and produces light quality that LED and CFL bulbs cannot deliver at an affordable price.    
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