2013-05-24

Soraa to Energy Star: Light Quality is Critical to Wider Adoption of LED Lighting

Company Asks EPA Not to Repeat Mistakes of Compact Fluorescent Lamps(CFLs) To ensure the long-term success and widespread market adoption of LED lamps, Soraa late last week urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program to address light quality, specifically color rendering, in its new lamp specification.  Supportfor higher color rendering has been expressed bythe California Lighting Technology Center;Profs. Shuji Nakamura and Steven DenBaars; the International Association of Lighting Designers (IA...
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2013-05-24

Value of Manufacturing Improvements and Speed at GE Lighting’s Hendersonville Plant Underscored by Hurricane Response

When a utility responds quickly in the wake of a natural disaster, it can make a world of difference for affected residents who need to feel secure and see progress on the path back to normalcy. As Superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast last fall, for example, power was knocked out to millions of homes and businesses. Upwards of 5,000 street lights operated by FirstEnergy were destroyed by flooding and 80 mph gusts of wind. FirstEnergy moved immediately to press GE Lighting’s Hendersonville, N.C., manufacturing plant into action. In just one day, nearly 40 GE Li...
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2013-05-22

Lighting Science® Introduces Innovative Lighting at the 2013 IPI Conference and Expo

Visitors attending the 2013 International Parking Institute (IPI) Conference and Expo at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale will be introduced to high performance lighting products from Lighting Science Group Corporation® (OTCQB: LSCG). Lighting Science (booth #1335) will showcase recently launched LED lamps and exterior luminaires that are environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient, and support their mission of unleashing the science of light to make people and the planet look, feel and heal better. New technologies are revolu...
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2013-05-22

GE’s LED IberiaProtects Eco-environment on China’s Gulangyu Island

GE Lighting isreplacing traditional high-pressure sodium lamps on Gulangyu Island with its  LED Iberia, a versatile outdoor luminaire that combines design excellence with energy savings and an extraordinary luminous quality. Gulangyu Island is a high impact eco-tourism destination in Xiamen, China, renowned for its delicate natural beauty, ancient relics and varied architecture. It is one of China’s National Scenic Spots and top scenic areas in the province. GE’soutdoor lighting project will bring improved visibility to the island’s residents and to...
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2013-05-20

Cambridge Nanotherm to Found Manufacturing Facility for LED Lighting

Under the award of £250,000 in matched funding from the UK Innovation Agency – Technology Strategy Board (TSB), Cambridge Nanotherm is to build its first prototype manufacturing plant in Haverhill, UK. Cambridge Nanotherm has developed and patented a nanoceramic-aluminum substrate for thermal management of electronics, which can be used in LED lighting modules. The investment from the TSB and company shareholder Enso Ventures will create a facility to develop applications for the technology such as LED lighting and power electronics. It will t...
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2013-05-17

Research Finds LED Light Can Boost Vitamin C in Tomatoes

According to new research by Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in collaboration with Philips, exposing tomatoes to extra light from LED lamps during the growing process boosts the fruit’s nutritional value by nearly doubling the amount of vitamin C. The partnership will be continued in a joint facility for research into the application of LED lamps in horticulture (IDC LED) that will open May 16 in Bleiswijk. Scientists at Wageningen UR studied several tomato varieties and various intensities of light. They used special LED modules that were sus...
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2013-05-15

Philips Announces Next Phase of Connected Lighting Journey and Upgrades Philips Hue

Philips announces a number of innovations making Philips Hue - the world’s smartest connected LED lighting system – even more intelligent, convenient and accessible to homes across the world. These updates reflect valued feedback from the growing community of Hue enthusiasts and developers worldwide.   Now connected light can keep you up-to-date The next generation of the Hue app (version 1.1) can now hook up to your essential internet services via your smartphone or tablet, meaning your bulbs can act as indicators for weather, stock quotes, sports scores, emai...
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2013-05-15

MHA Lighting Partnerships with New Zealand-based Solar Bright

LED Lighting Manufacturer, MHA Lighting, announces a strategic partnership with Solar Bright Ltd, a leading New Zealand-based LED lighting solutions provider.   This new partnership sees Greater Manchester-based MHA Lighting granting Solar Bright, an agreement to distribute MHA’s waveguide products throughout New Zealand. The strategic partnership was formed in response to the rapidly-growing demand from New Zealand companies to make the switch to energy-efficient LED lighting, which is of high quality and reliability.   Solar Bright...
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2013-05-09

LSI Industries Introduces Revolutionary Innovative LED Canopy Lighting Solution

LSI Industries Inc. (Nasdaq:LYTS) announced the introduction of an innovative and technologically advanced LED canopy lighting solution unlike anything available in the market today. The Legacy™, a revolutionary advancement in petroleum canopy lighting that is poised to revitalize the market, provides a combination of high performance, low cost and attractive design, and flexibility in light distribution options. The Legacy is purpose-built to achieve high performance and low cost, while allowing for fast, easy installation. It is performance-driven to provide the h...
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2013-05-08

Cree Sets Performance Standard with Next-Generation LED Canopy Series

Latest Innovation Delivers Unique Combination of Increased Performance at a Lower Initial Cost Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces a breakthrough innovation in canopy LED lighting with the introduction of the CPY250 canopy and soffit lighting series. Consuming 75 percent less energy than the MH (metal halide) systems it’s designed to replace and 5–15 percent less energy with more than 35 percent increased performance compared to competing higher-cost LED luminaires, the new CPY Series delivers exceptional visual environments across a range of ...
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2013-05-07

DOE Reports Adoption of LEDs in Common Lighting Applications

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has come out a report "Adoption of Light-Emitting Diodes in Common Lighting Applications," providing estimates of current energy savings, as well as potential savings if these markets switched to LEDs overnight. Nine markets were analyzed: --Four indoor lamp applications (A-type, directional, MR-16, and decorative) --Three indoor luminaire applications (downlight, troffer, and high-bay) --Two outdoor luminaire applications (streetlight and parking lot/garage). In 2012, about 49 million LED lamps and luminaires...
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2013-05-03

New GE LED Lighting Advances Las Vegas Sands' "Sustainability" Meeting Program

•Resort developer adds more energy-efficient lighting to conference areas at The Venetian|The Palazzo Las Vegas New GE LED lighting is helping Las Vegas Sands Corp. take another key step toward curbing environmental impact at its leading resort and meeting properties. As part of its Sands ECO 360o Green Meetings program, Las Vegas Sands has completed an expansive energy-efficient LED lighting upgrade to its meeting spaces at The Venetian|The Palazzo Las Vegas. GE's new LED lighting in meeting rooms will save more than $400,000 a yea...
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2013-05-02

Leedarson Lighting Launches G-One Series of LED Lighting Products

Leedarson Lighting officially launched its G-One series of LED lighting products in 113th China Import and Export Fair. G-One is the only one “real LED retrofit” in some aspects due to its higher lumen efficiency and the incandescent-like appearance. The characteristics will further speed up the LED lighting penetration. Up to 110lm/w, G-One series have 90% energy saving comparing traditional incandescent lamp. Particularly, G-One can light as other Kinds of LED bulb without the component of heatsink due to the special patented IHM (Independen...
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2013-04-27

GE’s LED Retail Lighting Adds Shiny Glaze to Dunkin’ Donuts’ IndonesiaFlagship Store

American donut franchise Dunkin’ Donuts’ flagship store in Indonesia will lead the way in green lighting by being the first of its franchise outlets in Southeast Asia to employ a complete LED solution. The Palembang store is the 300th outlet, and the largest, for Dunkin’ Donuts in the country,with aseating capacity of 200 and serving a continuous stream of customers daily. In creating an inviting ambience, the GE team will fit out369 light points at the store with an energy-efficientretail solution comprising its LED Tetra Series andLED lamps. Do...
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2013-04-23

Marvell,SHARP Demonstrate Smart Digital LED Lighting System at LFI 2013

Marvell, Sharp and Orama collaborate to provide the first Digital LED Lighting System delivering a full range of the light from nature driving a new wave of LED lighting   Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) and Sharp Electronics announced the results of a of a collaboration to develop a  Smart Digital LED Lighting System designed to enable custom-featured solution in lighting automation and control.   The Digital LED Lighting System allows wired and wireless network control, which includes lumens, brightness, CRI and CCT creating a Full Sem...
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2013-04-17

New STW and Philips Research Program Focuse on ‘Advanced Sustainable Lighting Solutions’

In order to meet the growing demand for sustainable lighting, Technology Foundation STW and Philips have taken the initiative to form the ‘Advanced Sustainable Lighting Solutions’ partnership. With eight recently approved research project proposals, the program is now officially launched. The aim of these projects is to develop innovative, efficient lighting that will also be available for new applications. The five-year program has had the sum of three million euros allocated to it: each of the partners will pay half. The initial results are expected in 2014.&n...
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2013-04-12

Philips Creates 200lm/W Warm White LED Lamp

First LED lamp prototype delivering 200 lumen per watt high quality light, halving the energy use compared to current LED lamps Royal Philips Electronics announces a new innovation in LED lighting, creating the world’s most energy-efficient LED lamp suitable for general lighting applications. Philips researchers developed a tube lighting (TL) replacement TLED prototype that produces a record 200 lumens per watt of high-quality white light (compared with 100lm/W for fluorescent lighting and just 15lm/W for traditional light bulbs). This prototype TLED...
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2013-04-09

Lighting Science Awarded ISO 9001: 2008 Certification for LED Lighting Products

Lighting Science Group Corporation® has achieved the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001: 2008 certification for the development and manufacture of LED lighting products. This independent certification validates Lighting Science commitment to quality and affirms that Lighting Science has thoroughly documented its quality processes while meeting the stringent qualifications for the global ISO 9001:2008 standard. ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification provides Lighting Science a ways to demonstrate its ability to consisten...
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2013-04-09

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Opens Philips Museum

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, together with Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips Electronics  officially opened the Philips museum in the city center of Eindhoven. Her Majesty the Queen symbolically switched on the lights in the museum by fitting a wireless LED lamp in a light sculpture to illuminate it.     The opening ceremony was accompanied by music performed by members of the Philips Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently, the Queen was given a guided tour of the museum. Visitors to the Philips Museum can experience the development o...
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2013-04-09

New GE High Output LED Lighting Systems Create Squint-Worthy Cabinet Signs

Brilliant, evenly illuminated outdoor signage is key to showcasing a company's brand. GE's new Tetra® PowerStrip, miniStrip and EdgeStrip high output LED box sign lighting solutions are meeting today's signage needs by delivering 25 to 105 percent of the brightness of standard Tetra product with virtually no maintenance for several years. This next generation of award-winning Tetra LED lighting technology transforms any size cabinet and box sign—including larger signs 24-36" in depth—into a strategic branding advantage by delivering up to...
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2013-04-02

Toshiba to Launch Introduce AC/DC Isolated Offline LED Controller for LED Lighting

Toshiba has developed a new AC/DC offline LED controller IC with a single converter PFC*1 for LED lighting and lighting equipment. The samples are currently available and the company will move to commercialization in July. The new product is an isolated flyback LED power controller that was developed to meet demanding design criteria: support for triac dimming; high PFC and fewer external parts by achieving active PFC with a single converter; and no use of opto-couplers and detectors for average LED current control of the second side of the transformer. Th...
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2013-04-02

GE’s LED Refrigerated Display Lighting Helps M&M Meat Shops Energy Saving

When specialty frozen food retailer M&M Meat Shops began developing a new strategy to become more competitive, it explored various store improvement projects that would enhance shopper experience, build the bottom line, and could be replicated across its 430 franchise locations as part of a multi-year renovation mandate. The grocer found one cost-cutting answer in GE’s ImmersionTM RV40 LED refrigerated display lighting for reach-in cases. The energy-efficient LED retail lighting systems will save M&M Meat Shops about $600,000 in lighting costs annually o...
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2013-04-01

Epistar to See Gross Margin Rebound with Rise in Demand for LED Lighting

As demand for LED lighting products is heating up amid the improving global economy, Epistar is expected to see its gross margin rebound this quarter after posting a record loss last year. Due to oversupply in the LED market, which resulted in a drop in product prices, Epistar’s performance fell short of analysts’ expectation last year, JPMorgan Securities said in a note on Tuesday last week. Because of a decreased utilization rate and continual price decreases, Epistar last quarter posted a net loss of NT$1.11 billion (US$37.18 million) after booking a...
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2013-03-27

Osram Topled: Brighter and Longer Lasting LED Light for Buses and Trains

White feel-good light on the move The new generation of the Mini Topled and Topled classics from Osram Opto Semiconductors produce light of a particularly high quality. The successful standard packages have been retained but now contain LEDs in a new brightness class with pleasant white light that is ideal for the interior illumination of buses, trains, aircraft and cars. And then there are properties such as durability, resistance to electrostatic discharge (ESD), improved corrosion stability and certification to automotive industry standard AEC Q101. The new gene...
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2013-03-25

Sharp: Eco Lighting Management Leads Lighting Market Trend

Sharp is Japan’s LED vertical integrated firm,from LED wafer, package, to luminaires. As for lighting market development, Sharp starts from LED lighting, rather than conventional lighting field. In regard to LED lighting development, what kind of plan and opinion does Sharp have? How will they find the company’s position and quickly realize lighting market development? LEDinside had the opportunity to interview Uemura-san in order to understand Sharp LED lighting history.   Sharp Showcased Zenigata-shaped COB Package, Being Easy Fo...
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2013-03-22

LED Lighting Vision: Toshiba Leads LED+SMART Lighting Trend

A famous Japanese lighting manufacturer, Toshiba has continued to put great effort in the development of the lighting industry since they sold their first incandescent light bulb in 1890. In the initial stages of LED lighting development, Toshiba designed a series of LED lighting replacement projects for the Louvre, and also announced that they will no longer produce incandescent lights starting from 2010. Over the years, Toshiba has continued to eliminate inefficient lighting sources and has been dedicated to energy saving and LED lighting. What are their plans for future ...
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2013-03-19

FZLED Introducing New Lights at Taiwan International Lighting Show 2013

FZLED, maker of high-performance LED lighting products, is exhibiting at Taiwan International Lighting Show 2013 (TILS 2013), from March 26 through March 29 at Taipei World Trade Center. Buyers, media, and the general public are all welcome to visit FZLED’s booth (Booth #B0305, Hall 1), especially the OEM/ODM buyers. FZLED will announce its latest products and energy-saving LED lighting solution.   With several highlighted products of FZLED’s exhibit in TILS, FZLED is going to introduce its latest innovation a...
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2013-03-18

Australian Company Looks to China for Developing LED Lighting Innovation

Inventor and TAFE educator Keith Higgins has criticised the lack of support in his home country, after he had to look to China for help developing his LED lighting innovations. Higgins told the Blacktown Sun that, over five years, he received $65 million from China, as well as assistance from a team of Chinese scientists to develop his energy efficient LED lights. ‘‘Most Australian lighting is inefficient as incandescent lights produce light and heat,” he told the Sun of his lights, which have been featured on the ABC’s New Inventors p...
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2013-03-11

LED Lighting Contributes to Reduce Food Waste

Changing the lightbulbs could help supermarkets reduce the estimated 300,000 tonnes of food waste they produce each year, according to lighting company Welsh firm Sedna LED. The firm reckons illuminating fresh produce with lightbulbs that emit heat causes food to sweat in its packaging, contributing to the food waste mountain that costs retailers millions of pounds each year. As a result, the company is arguing that in addition to cutting energy bills, LED lights could also help keep food fresh. “Unlike conventional lighting, LED lighting does not emit heat or a...
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2013-03-11

Panasonic India Launches 100 thousand Solar Lantern Project

Panasonic India launched its 100 thousand solar lantern project, a project to contribute 100,000 solar LED lights to people without electricity by 2018, the year which would mark the 100 th anniversary of the company. By the end of this fiscal year Panasonic plans to contribute 10,000 units of solar lights in 3 regions across Asia and Africa. As the first stage, 3000 solar lights were distributed in February in Myanmar. About 5,000 compact solar lights have been allotted to off-grid areas in India and 2,000 more will be given to a refugee camp in Africa, according to a stat...
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Tokushima, Japan – 25 January 2023: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, is pleased to announce the additions of the NVSW719AC and NVSW219C-V2 to its industry standard ce... READ MORE

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