2014-10-14

pureLiFi Creates Li-Fi Network with Off-the-Shelf LED Luminaires

pureLiFi, the light communications technology company, has produced the world’s first Li-Fi network by turning off-the-shelf LED light fixtures into wireless access points. The company has produced all the necessary components for the “atto-cellular” communication system that can serve multiple mobile users at the same time (multi-user access), allowing them to move around inside a room or premises while seamlessly connecting to the best serving light bulb (also termed “handover”).
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2014-10-13

Key Recommendations from NGLIA LED Lifetime Report

The Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance (NGLIA) has recently released the third edition of  “LED Luminaire Lifetime: Recommendations for Testing and Reporting”. The alliance membership includes some lighting industry heavy weights including Philips, Cree and GE lighting. Below are some of the key recommendations from the report:
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2014-10-13

Illuminating Engineering Society Recognizes Nine Eaton LED Products for Technical Achievement

Power management company Eaton today announced that the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Committee has recognized nine of its light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires from its Cooper Lighting Division for inclusion in the 2014 IES Progress Report. The Progress Report showcases products that provide significant technical advancement in the art and science of lighting.
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2014-10-13

Luxonic Expands LED Luminaire Product Line

Setting the scene is Luxonic’s Skylux® pendant, a new decorative rchitectural fitting suspended from ceilings and presenting an horizontal disc of edge lit acrylic powered by LEDs.  Also designed for office interiors are the new direct/indirect versions of Luxonic’s successful Slimlux® and Skylux® LED luminaires.  Both designed for suspension mounting and using LEDs of 4,000k Ra80 the Skylux’s larger dimensions produces 2900 lumens and Slimlux® is just 66mm wide and it produces 1590 lumens.
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2014-10-13

CB Lighting Showcases Competitive Strength in LED Lighting Industry

These days, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are being increasingly used as replacements for traditional lamps and many other electronic appliances. In fact, lighting alone is responsible for up to 20 percent of the world's electricity consumption. As a result, the need to develop advanced LED materials and technology that produce more light while maintaining efficiency and reliability has become even more crucial in the industry. In many ways, Taiwan is a leader in the LED industry, since it manufactures the world's highest volume of LED products and continues to introduce various leading-edge technological advancements.
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2014-10-09

Lextar’s Flat Panel Light LEAFIA Wins Japan Good Design Award 2014

 Lextar Electronics Corp. (TAIEX: 3698, “Lextar” or the “Company), a vertically-integrated LED company from Taiwan, debuted an ultra slim flat panel LED luminaire, LEAFIA, with a thickness of only 8mm and has been named a winner in Japan’s Good Design Award 2014. This is the fourth time Lextar has received recognition from the award. Lextar will unveil LEAFIA at the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair taking place during October 27-30, 2014.
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2014-10-08

INSTEON Announces LED Light Bulbs for European Connected Home and Workplace Markets

INSTEON, creators of the world’s best-selling home automation and control technology, today introduced four new LED light bulbs – created specifically for the European market – to its product line. INSTEON’s modular connected home system, which consists of nearly 200 products, now enables European-based smart home enthusiasts to add energy-conscious lighting to their home and office setups.
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2014-10-07

Soraa Raises the Bar on MR16 LED Lamp Performance

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, launched today a complete new line of high performance MR16 LED lamps powered by the world’s most efficient LED—the company’s third generation GaN on GaN™ LED. Featuring the company’s signature elements of full visible spectrum light, Soraa’s new MR16 LED lamps feature a 30% improvement in efficiency, creating a no-compromise lighting solution for restaurants, retail, high-end residential, and office environments where superior light quality and smooth dimming are essential.
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2014-10-02

[Breaking News] Samsung to Shutdown LED Luminaire Business

Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung Electronics intends to close down its LED luminaire business, according to a report by Korean media Yonhap Infomax.
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2014-10-02

Edison Opto Launches 0.8W Filament LED Bulb

With the rise of global environmental awareness, incandescent bulb is banned in various countries successively which drives traditional lighting manufacturers to transform into LED lighting. Aiming for this opportunity, the Taiwanese LED packaging manufacturer, Edison Opto, branches out into filament market and releases 0.8W LED filament. Used in 4W bulb, the LED bulb can replace 40W incandescent bulb, bringing the advantages (energy saving and high efficiency) of LED into full play. Edison Opto can assist traditional incandescent bulb manufacturer in entering LED lighting market.
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2014-10-02

Lattice Power Receives IES Recognition For High Output GaN-On-Silicon LED PAR38 Lamp

Lattice Power, the first company to commercialize high performance, low cost GaN-on-Silicon LEDs, announced today that its new PAR38 LED lamp has been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society Progress Committee as providing an important advancement in lighting. The company's new proprietary GaN-on-Silicon LED PAR38 LED lamp delivers outstanding efficacy, superior brightness and excellent color rendering.
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2014-10-01

LED Lighting Spurs Global Lighting Industry Growth in 2014

The global lighting market value approximated US $11.16 billion in 2013, and is estimated to grow 4 percent to US $11.62 billion this year, according to statistics compiled by Taiwan’s Photonics Industry and Technology Association (PIDA). Although, the lighting market still mainly consists of fluorescent lamps, incandescent bulbs, and other types of light sources such as halogen lamps; LED lights have become a major market growth driver.
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2014-09-30

Philips Flattens the Downlight with SlimSurface LED

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, today announced that after flattening the light bulb with Philips SlimStyle, the company has flattened the downlight with the introduction of the Philips SlimSurface LED family of downlights. Providing the illusion of recessed downlighting, but with just a 5/8” surface mount design that is nearly flush with the ceiling, SlimSurface allows lighting to be installed in locations where wall and ceiling clearance can be an issue, such as basements.
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2014-09-22

LEDtronics COB PAR30 Becomes UL-Listed

LEDtronics®, with more than 30 years of leadership in innovative LED lighting solutions, announces the newest member to its series of high-brightness, energy-efficient LED replacement bulbs. The LED PAR30C series of COB (Chip On Board) bulbs is ideal for indoor use in architectural/décor lighting, commercial applications, facilities, plants, hotels and resorts.
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2014-09-19

Opple Lighting Becomes First Major Chinese Lighting Brand to Enter India Market

Chinese LED lighting manufacturer Opple has announced plans of entering the India market with a wide range of low-priced LED bulbs, according to an article by The Economic Times. Opple will become the first major Chinese LED player to enter the local market.
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2014-09-19

Acuity Brands Wins 'Best in Class' Award at NGL SSL Design Indoor Competition

Six Acuity Brands LED and OLED lighting solutions were selected as winners of the 2014 Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Design Indoor Competition, including a prestigious 'Best in Class' award for a new LED luminaire series from Mark Architectural LightingTM. Additionally, Acuity Brands won half of all of the awards in the ‘Emerging’ technologies category with unique LED and OLED luminaires from Winona® Lighting.
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2014-09-05

New Vandal Resistant LED Wall Pack From Access Fixtures Survives Lawn Mower Test

Access Fixtures demonstrated the durability of vandal-resistant LED wall packs in the second installment of the “Will It Light?” video series. In the new video, Access Fixtures team members dropped a Toro lawn mower on top of a vandal-resistant wall pack with LG LED Modules. The wall pack suffered minimal damage and still lights, which proves the durability of the wall pack’s aluminum housing. The video can be found on the Access Fixtures blog.
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2014-09-02

US Navy Ships Benefit from LED Lights

Secretary of the United States Navy, Ray Mabus, was excited to reveal that he is helping the Navy save millions of dollars, more than 150 million dollars to be exact, and is saving 3 percent of fuel costs per year for fleets being converted over to LED lighting by Energy Focus.
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2014-09-02

Glowing Wooden LED Bulbs from Ledon

Ledon’s limited edition wooden LED bulbs appear as opaque solid wooden globes incapable of emitting any light, which makes the transition into a warm glowing bulb all the more stunning.
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2014-08-22

Hubbell Expands LED Floodlight Product Portfolio

Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, announced today the release of two new LED floodlights from Hubbell Outdoor Lighting—the FLL and FXL. The two high lumen output fixtures round out a versatile floodlight offering for office buildings, facades, safety/ security and other applications.
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2014-08-21

Luxonic Expands LED Product Portfolio for Retail Applications

Luxonic has expanded its range of LED lighting specialized for the retail sector with its latest addition, Teardrop LED for Linearlux®. Highly efficient LED’s provide gentle and appropriate light levels that combine with sleek design aesthetics in order to offer an all-encompassing lighting solution for retail environments.
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2014-08-13

Super Energy-Efficient LED Light EVA™ Has Multiple Functionality

LEDified is an Australian lighting company that is set to revolutionize the global lighting industry with its innovative new product EVA™. EVA™ is the product of an intensive years long project which combined the most popular features of LED downlights currently on the market as well as those being developed by LEDified. The new EVA™ downlight is a super energy efficient LED light which uses 10 Watts to produce between 800 and 850 Lumens, or it can be switched to a 5 Watt mode which generates between 400 and 425 Lumens. In addition to scalable brightness, EVA™ also sports many other delightful features which are sure to make it an enormous commercial success.
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2014-08-07

Kim Lighting Expands LED Bollards Product for Pedestrian Lighting Applications

Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, announced that Kim Lighting has expanded and upgraded its offering of LED bollards for pedestrian scale lighting applications. As designs continue transitioning from tall poles to low level lighting luminaires, Kim Lighting’s LED bollards efficiently and beautifully light the path forward.
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2014-07-25

LUXONIC Expands LED Luminaire Production

Luxonic has just completed a ten-month programme and a £0.75 million (US $1.27 million) investment in expanding its production facilities in Basingstoke to allow for increase in demand for LED luminaires.
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2014-07-09

VoksLyte Expands Tangent Series with Two New Unique Contours

The popular Tangent™ customizable lighting contour series from VoksLyte™ has been expanded to include a pair of breathtaking offerings. The sculptural lines and discreet 2-inch wide by
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2014-05-30

Commercial Lighting Penetration Rate Could Reach 23% in 2014, says LEDinside

Global LED commercial lighting market penetration rate this year soared, with growth projected to reach 23% by the end of the 2014, according to the latest “2Q14 Silver Member- Commercial Lighting Market” by LEDinside a research division of TrendForce.   
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2014-05-30

SORAA Expands SNAP System Product Portfolio

SORAA, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today that the company will launch and display large lamp versions of its innovative SNAP System™ along with new accessories at LIGHTFAIR International (June 3 - 5). Last year, Soraa's award-winning MR16 SNAP System™ transformed lighting design by allowing users to customize light directly on the lamp rather than on the fixture.  With the addition of PAR30, PAR38 and AR111 LED lamps to the SNAP System™ line, customers now have a choice of lamps as well as accessories to perfectly tailor light in restaurant, retail, hospitality, museum, and residential applications.
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2014-05-29

Why are LED Luminaire Prices Super Low in China?

What sets the Chinese LED luminaire market apart from others? It all really boils down to prices. The product’s technology, lifetimes, and warranty are all nothing more but a floating mirage. Buyers will always choose the cheapest LED luminaire, but should not expect manufacturers to willingly lose money by making acceptable quality products at these prices. Below is a comparison between LED bulb and ceiling spotlights to illustrate the manufacturing costs involved.
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2014-05-29

Philips Launches Slimmed Down BR30 LED Bulb

Philips, the global leader in lighting, continues to not only revolutionize LED light bulb design, the company is also setting new affordable price standards with the introduction of the Philips SlimStyle BR30 indoor floodlight at an MSRP of US $12.97, making it one of the most affordable LED floodlights available on the market today. 
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2014-05-28

Lumenpulse Breaks Ground with In Ground Recessed LED Lighting

Lumenpulse Breaks New Ground with Lumenfacade Inground Breakthrough ground-recessed luminaire allows plug and play, stress-free installation with unparalleled photometric performance
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Tokushima, Japan – 17 June 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the addition of the Direct Mountable Chip Series (Part Number: NVSWE21A-V1) to the portfol... READ MORE

DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), announced today the launch of XLamp® Element G LEDs, delivering a new product class with unmatched light output and efficiency for LEDs of this size. The... READ MORE