San'an Opto Licenses Japanese LED Patent Portfolio to Luminus Devices

San'an Optoelectronics announced that it  licensed the U.S. LED patents it recently acquired from a major Japanese company to its subsidiary, Luminus Devices.
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Luminus Devices Signs a Merger Agreement with Lightera Corporation

Luminus Devices signed a merger agreement with LED components maker Lightera Corporation, a wholly owned U.S. affiliate of Sanan Optoelectronics, having broad experience in LED epitaxial materials, chip/package design, and lighting systems. Luminus will operate as an independent business unit and subsidiary of Lightera. The business will operate with expanded capability, financial support, a global research and development (R&D) team. Luminus will continue to focus on specialty markets and applications for its current and expanding product as well as customer portf...
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Epistar Considers Terminating the Cooperation with Luminus Devices

According to reports, Bingjie Li, the chairman of Epistar stated on June 9 that Epistar considers terminating the cooperation with Luminus Devices purchased by Sanan at $ 22 million a few days ago. In recent years, Epistar has being faced major challenge from Sanan, it not only dugs talents from Epistar, it also follows the steps of Epistar in the layout of blue LED products. The action that Saman entered AlGaInP LED from the blue LED has become a topic the industry discussing on the competition between Epistar and Sanan in the past year, especially when ...
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Luminus Devices Sold to Sanan for $22 Million

Luminus Devices, a VC-funded firm developing and selling solid-state lighting products, recently was sold to Chinese LED maker Sanan for $22 million. Luminus' customers include LG, Acer, Zumtobel, EYE Lighting, Philips, Denmark's Martin, and Germany's Vialux. The lighting industry is going through a drawn-out transition from traditional fluorescents to LED, and 2013 has seen strong progress in the commercialization of LED lighting. There will be winners and losers along the way, and in the case of Luminus Devices, it's not winner this ...
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Luminus Devices Starts to Ship UV Slim LED Packages

New UV Slim LED packages from Luminus Devices, which began sampling in May, have started shipping as production units. The new UV Slim LED devices are designed specifically for high-density linear arrays, and provide the maximum UV energy of any single-die UV LED available. Besides, these devices also improve workplace safety and lower environmental impact by eliminating harmful byproducts such as ozone and mercury. "The UV Slim LED represents our dedication in providing customers with the best UV LED technology available," says Mike L...
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Luminus Devices Becomes GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 winners

Luminus Devices has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 winners, which is judged by a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialisation, stakeholder value, and media buzz. The LED firm and the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 companies were honoured at AlwaysOn's seventh annual GoingGreen Silicon Valley, November 27th and 28th, 2012, at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco, California. The GoingGreen Global 200 winners were selected from thousands of domestic and international technol...
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Digi-Key Signed an Agreement to Distribute Luminus Devices Products

Digi-Key Corporation has signed a global distribution agreement with Luminus Devices to enable new markets for solid-state lighting. “Demand for Luminus Big Chip LEDs is accelerating rapidly,” stated Keith T.S. Ward, President and CEO of Luminus. “We are excited to be joining forces with Digi-Key, whose outstanding global reach and reputation in distribution of electronic components will help us better serve our customers by driving our technology into the marketplace.” “Solid-state lighting is one of the fastest-growing segments i...
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Luminus Showcases New LED Projector Technology at CES

Luminus Devices, Inc., is demonstrating the latest projector products illuminated by the company's projection chipsets at CES, January 10-13, in Las Vegas, NV. Visitors can get a chance to see a side-by-side demonstration featuring an LED projector with brightness comparable to a traditional lamp-based projector rated at 2200 ANSI lumens. The company will also display a 4000 lm hybrid LED/Laser projector based on its latest Red and Blue LED technology solutions. In the ultra-portable projectors category, Luminus will demonstrate several projectors ...
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Luminus Releases CBT-90 White LED Replacement for 300W Xenon and 175W Metal Halide Lamps

Luminus Devices has made a breakthrough on its next generation CBT-90 white LED , providing equivalent system-level light output within medical and entertainment lighting, that formerly used 300W Xenon and 175W metal halide lamps. The CBT-90, consisting of a single 3mm x 3mm chip mounted on a metal core PCB, is now 25% brighter and capable of producing more than 2,200 lumens at its top end input current. Chuck DeMilo, Global Director of Product Marketing for the Lighting Business Group at Luminus Devices, pointed out that,"The new CBT-90 performan...
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Luminus Devices CBM-380 Big Chip LED Supports for Philips Vari-Lite VLX Wash Luminaires

According to Luminus Devices, its CBM-380 color mix Big Chip LEDTM  powered Philips Vari-Lite VLX Wash luminaires , are at the heart of the replacement lighting rig recently installed at the iconic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The new rig not only need to replace the flood damaged rig, it also had to be flexible enough to light a wide variety of stage performances and TV broadcasts yet mobile enough to make the Opry’s seasonal move for their Winter Series performances. Luminus’ CBM-380 chip that is the solid-state light engine o...
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LG World’s First Smart TV Portable LED Projector Powered by Luminus Devices’ LED Chipset

LG World’s First Smart TV Portable LED Projector HW300T is powered by Luminus Devices ‘s latest generation of the PT-54 LED chipset. The HW300T is only available in consumer flat-panel televisions. It features built-in access to pre-paid High Definition movies from Vudu as well as social networking services such as Facebook or Twitter. The HW300T’s wireless connection is compatible with the Digital Living Network Alliance protocol and allows direct access to content located on networked devices, including personal computers. ...
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Luminus Devices Develops New RGB LED Chipsets for Consumer Projectors

Luminus Devices has developed its newest Red-Green-Blue (RGB) LED chipsets, the Compact SBT-16 and SBT-39 chipsets, targeted to consumer projectors. Personal and ultra-mobile LED projectors are an emerging class of miniature projection devices with sizes typically ranging from 150 to 400 cm3. These projectors may include built-in digital media players and can connect to portable devices such as PDAs and notebook computers. Luminus Devices’s red, green and blue LEDs that are individually assembled in a small footprint, performance surface mount packa...
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Luminus and T-Opto Introduced High Output LED Module

Luminus Devices, and T-Opto, a Division of Toyota Tsusho America has introduced the SoloLux high output LED module, a high efficacy sub-system for high lumen general lighting applications that typically utilize a 175W metal halide source. The patent-pending module produces up to 6,500 lumens from a single source, and is based on Luminus Big Chip LED technology. SoloLux is available in color temperatures ranging from warm to cool, and is in process of attaining LM-79, UL1598 and ULIP66 accreditations. SoloLux will be available for sampling this summer with ...
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Luminus Devices Released SSM-80 Warm White LED

Luminus Devices has introduced the SSM-80 warm white LED for general lighting.   It is designed for indoor directional and spot lighting applications and will have an initial release in warm white color points of 2700K, 3000K, 3500K and 4000K. It can achieve up to 100 LPW at 350mA, and more than 1,600 lumens at its top end rated drive condition. The SSM-80 is tested and binned at a nominal input drive condition of 1A and 12V, which makes it electrically compatible with a wide array of commercially available off-the-shelf drivers and ballasts. Other featu...
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Aiptek’s New PocketCinema V50 Projector Powers with Luminus Devices’ Big-Chip LEDs

It’s said that Luminus Devices has supported its SBT-16 LED pico-projection chipset for the power of Aiptek’s new PocketCinema V50 Projector, one of the world’s smallest projectors enabling instant projection anywhere for business presentations, photo sharing with family and friends and gaming.
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Luminus' Spot Lights Available for Skyscrapers and Towers

Luminus Devices has powered the new Strong Entertainment Lighting Solutions 650 and 900 spot lights, which features a total light output of 20,000 lumens and have a lifespan of 50,000 hours, to light the largest skyscrapers and towers in the world, antennas, amphitheaters and artwork displays.   The Solutions 650 utilizes a proprietary optics system giving the user a narrow 3 degree beam of light, with a reach of more than 1,500 feet.
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Congresswoman Took a Visit to Luminus Devices

Massachusetts Congressional District Congresswoman Niki Tsongas has taken a visit to Luminus Devices at its corporate headquarters in Billerica, MA.
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Luminus' PhlatLight LEDs Brighten the Stage on Crowded House's World Tour

Luminus Devices has installed CBT-90 white PhlatLight LEDs inside Martin Professional's new MAC 350 Entour™ lighting fixtures to brighten the stage on Crowded House's World Tour. The MAC 350 Entour is the entertainment lighting industry's first LED alternative to traditional high intensity discharge-based profile fixtures.
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DOE authorized Luminus Devices to develop driver electronics for High Power LEDs

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science has given a grant to Luminus Devices to develop low cost, high efficiency drive electronics to enhance its big-chip LED technology for next-generation commercial and consumer lighting applications
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Luminus Devices and Comex Technology Announce LED Distribution Franchise Agreement for Asia

Considering the Asian market is a cornerstone to the market growth, Luminus Devices, developer and manufacturer of PhlatLight® LEDs, and Comex Technology announced a partnership through which Comex will distribute Luminus LEDs to customers in Asia. Comex will provide comprehensive distribution, supply-chain optimization and technical support to help Luminus’ customers to accelerate product development for a variety of general illumination and specialty lighting applications.
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ABS Lighting to Produce LED Fixture with Luminus’s PhlatLight LEDs

The US company Luminus Devices, Inc. has announced its expansion into the transportation industry through a partnership with ABS Lighting. Luminus' CSM-360 White PhlatLight LED powers ABS Lighting's new LED-based roadway fixture for use on roadway underpasses and in highway tunnels.
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Avnet Electronics to distribute Luminus Devices’s PhlatLight LEDs in Asia

Luminus Devices and Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, part of the global technology distributor Avnet, Inc., announced a partnership through which Avnet Electronics Marketing will distribute Luminus PhlatLight LEDs to customers in Asia.
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Luminus Devices Announces Rapid Growth of its SST-50 and SST-90 LEDs for Indoor and Outdoor Lighting Applications

Luminus Devices, Inc., developer and manufacturer of high light output PhlatLight® LEDs, announced today that its flagship lighting class LED products, the SST-50 and SST-90, are the centerpieces of several new indoor and outdoor lighting applications.
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Luminus Devices Raises $19 Million in Venture Funding

Luminus Devices, Inc., designer, developer and manufacturer of high light output PhlatLight® LEDs, today announced the closing of its round of funding totaling $19 million, led by current investors Argonaut Private Equity, Braemar Energy Ventures, Paladin Capital Group and Stata Venture Partners. This investment creates a fully funded operating plan to increase profitability, maintain minimal debt, support growth and the expansion of Luminus’ products and applications.
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Luminus Devices Expands Reseller Channel in Japan with Distributor Marubun Corporation

Luminus Devices Inc., developer and manufacturer of award-winning PhlatLight(R) LEDs, Thursday announced a partnership with Marubun Corporation, to distribute its award-winning, large-chip, PhlatLight LEDs to electronics companies in Japan selling projector systems in the home and commercial market.
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Luminus Devices Joins The National Electrical Manufacturers Association

Luminus Devices, developer and manufacturer of high light output, "Big Chip" PhlatLight LEDs, Wednesday announced it has joined the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers founded in 1926. Four hundred and thirty member companies manufacture products used in nine industry divisions including the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end use of electricity.
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LED Projectors: Easy and Lamp-Free

As LED backlight is increasingly being used in LCD televisions, the new lighting source is also becoming common in portable pocket, or pico, projectors. Earlier this year, LED made its first debut in home theater projectors.
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Luminus Devices PhlatLight(R) LEDs Illuminate New LG HS-200G Pocket Projector

Luminus Devices Inc. and LG Electronics yesterday announced that Luminus’ PhlatLight LEDs are powering the LG HS-200G, a new ultra-mobile projector that delivers increased brightness, performance and reliability. Luminus and LG previously announced an agreement through which PhlatLight LEDs power the HS-102 pocket projector. LG is demonstrating the new HS-200G in Booth #5321 at the InfoComm Conference 2009, June 17-19, in Orlando, Florida.
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Luminus Devices Signs Distribution Agreement with EBV Elektronik for EMEA

Luminus Devices, developer and manufacturer of PhlatLight® LEDs, and EBV Elektronik, an Avnet Company (NYSE: AVT) specializing in EMEA semiconductor distribution, have just announced a partnership through which EBV will distribute Luminus PhlatLight LEDs to general illumination customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
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Luminus introduced multi-color LED modules for entertainment and architectural applications

Two new PhlatLight LED modules for entertainment and architectural uses are introduced by Luminus Devices Inc. in Billerica, USA. And the products has been planned to enter the markets from 2H09. Claimed as the first multi-color LEDs by the company with individually controllable color channels, the new modules based on PhlatLight (Photonic Lattice) LED large-chip architecture can produce over 2500 lumen of total light output from a optical area of merely 6mm x 8mm.
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