2012-12-18

Philips Taiwan to Boost LED Lighting Sales in 2013

Philips Taiwan has set up ambitious goal for 2013 LED lighting sales. According to Philips Taiwan President Edward Po, the company plans to boost its sales of LED lighting equipment in Taiwan by two to three folds in 2013 from 2012, and the number of its residential lighting showrooms will increase to seven by the end of 2013. Recently, at an international building-materials trade show held in Taipei, the company promoted its iF-awarded and Red Dot-awarded LED residential lighting products as well as LED intelligent lighting control system. In Po’s opi...
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2012-12-18

NASA Plans LED Lighting Test to Help ISS Astronauts Sleep

NASA's planning a test to replace fluorescent lighting panels in the ISS with a solid-state LED lighting module which produces blue, white, or reddish light depending on the time. It hopes that this change will serve as a counter-measure to the inevitable disruption of the body's circadian rhythm while in space — this would hopefully reduce insomnia, which can have a host of deleterious effects while in space. Sleep in space has long been a concern for NASA — back in 2001, a study showed that 50 percent of some Space Shuttle crews relied on medicat...
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2012-12-18

Philips Releases IntelliPower Dynamic LED Lighting Solution

Philips Color Kinetics announced IntelliPower, its newest innovation for delivering high-bandwidth LED lighting control using existing electrical and physical infrastructures. IntelliPower makes it easy to deploy intelligent, digitally controllable LED lighting solutions in any situation where re-wiring is not desirable or feasible, including historic buildings, in-ground systems, bridges, and monumental exteriors. With IntelliPower, Philips Color Kinetics is building on its expertise and leadership in LED lighting to deliver the benefits of a state-of-the-art LE...
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2012-12-18

TI Makes LED Lighting Design Easy and Fast

Industry’s first fully integrated LED drivers in industry-standard IC packages helps developers skirt design complexities Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced two fully integrated LED driver micro-modules that eliminate the external components and complex layout placement challenges typical of LED driver designs. The 450-mA TPS92550 and TPS92551 DC/DC LED driver modules are the industry’s first to incorporate all the required power and passive circuitry into a single IC package to deliver up to 23W of power to...
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2012-12-14

Dialight Completes First Phase of US$1M Project for PRASA

Dialight has completed shipment of the initial phase of a major multi-phase project for the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA). This initial phase of the order, to provide LED lighting fixtures for a major waste water treatment facility in Puerto Rico, represents a value of over US$150,000. The total project value is worth approximately US$1 million for six PRASA water treatment facilities and delivery is due to be completed in 2013.   The project consists of hazardous and non-hazardous LED lighting fixtures, including high bay, low bay,...
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2012-12-14

Long Certification Time, the Entry Barrier for Taiwan LED Lighting Maker

UL Taiwan has pointed out that LED lighting firms have to face difficulties to enter different markets due to entry barriers. They need to face variations in safety standards and power voltages while trying to obtain local certification for the products. Otherwise, it would be difficult to bid for projects. For example, LED components need to pass LM-79 LED luminaire testing, which can take up to nine months. Even more, some firms have been waiting to get products tested for six months, which means the entire process will take about one and a half year. And because of t...
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2012-12-13

Component Integration to Reform LED Lighting Products– Interview with TESS Chairman

Thanks to the joint efforts among fellow vendors over cost structure improvement, technology advancement and quality enhancement, the global LED industry has indeed undergone a structural change that marks a big leap as compare with the industry couple years ago. While technology innovations bring prosperity, irrational price competition amid intensifying competition among vendors also drags margins further down. Customers’ content over a pricing sweet spot is indeed built on the stiff margin pressure among fellow LED vendors. Some have already found no profit by taking ch...
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2012-12-13

PPL Generation Upgrades to Dialight’s LED High Intensity Strobe

As part of its ongoing commitment to improving operational efficiency and reducing environmental impact, PPL Generation continually strives to reduce costs and lower internal energy consumption by implementing high-efficiency, modern technologies throughout its facilities. At its 1,700-megawatt Martins Creek Power Plant north of Easton, Pa., the company recently replaced the antiquated Xenon obstruction lighting system on the facility’s two exhaust stacks with state-of-the-art 270,000 candela LED High-Intensity Strobe systems from Dialight. The retrofit will...
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2012-12-12

Philips Lights up Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Philips has brighten the monumental facade and inner courtyard of Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam with new, custom-designed LED lighting. Following the switch-over to Philips LED lighting for the indoor lighting inside the luxury hotel a number of years ago, the exterior of The Grand is now also being illuminated by LED lighting. The purpose of lighting the inner courtyard is to highlight the aesthetic features of this impressive building. The LED lightline starts with a number of ground spots immediately below the hotel's monumental entrance gate, bringi...
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2012-12-11

LED Roadway Lighting Helps Nova Scotia Power Go Green

LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. (LRL), a Halifax-based manufacturer dedicated in LED-based street and area lighting products, announced a contract with Nova Scotia Power, an Emera Company, to supply up to 85,000 Satellite™ series fixtures for deployment across the province. The fixtures will be installed starting in Q4 2012. The new light fixtures will replace existing 70 – 400 watt high-pressure sodium fixtures. The installation of the new energy efficient fixtures will provide energy savings of approximately 58% (or a total of 32,479,000 kwH per year). I...
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2012-12-11

Edison Opto to Showcase a Complete Solution for LED Lighting in LED EXPO 2012

LED EXPO 2012 will be held 14-16 December in Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre. The exhibition will gather more than 250 exhibitors around the world to present the latest LED products and technology trend. The Taiwanese high power leading LED manufacturer - Edison Opto will exhibit the newest series products to demonstrate their remarkable R&D achievements in 2012.   The introduction of Edison new products: Edison Opto’s PLCC series are known for excellent luminous efficacy. The PLCC 3014 series can reach 110lm/W with 0.1 and 0.2...
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2012-12-10

OSRAM SYLVANIA U DESIGN Lighting Experience Center for Retail Lighting Designers

Recognizing the impact lighting can have on forward thinking retailers, OSRAM SYLVANIA unveiled the U DESIGN Lighting Experience Center at its Winchester, Kentucky manufacturing plant, where retail lighting designers can customize an LED lighting solution that meets their unique design requirements and helps increase sales and profits. At the U DESIGN Center, retailers can vary beam spread, color temperature, color rendering, optics and drivers and review the ROI for their specific application, comparing LED versus traditional lighting technolog...
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2012-12-07

GE Lighting Marks Its 50th year of Lighting National Christmas Tree

In December 1923, America stood by as the National Christmas Tree in Washington D.C. was lit for the first time. Ninety years and several generations later, the event tonight promises to capture the magic of the first lighting with one major difference: the tree’s LED lighting shines as bright as ever but consumes 80 percent less energy (4,000 watts vs. about 20,000 watts) compared with incandescent technology. This year, GE Lighting marks its 50th year of lighting the National Tree. A National Christmas Tree of the past sparkles as part of the illumination ce...
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2012-12-07

Walmart Canada, First Large Canadian Retailer to Make LED Retrofit

Walmart Canada announced a first-of-its-kind sales floor LED lighting retrofit, with all of the overhead sales floor lighting at its Brampton North (located at Highway 10 and Bovaird Road in Brampton, Ontario) supercentre from conventional fluorescent lighting to high efficiency LED 4-foot retrofit lamps. The retailer estimates this small change could save approximately 283,000 kilo-watt hours (kWh) per year, which will results in a savings of up to $26,000 per year. "We're very proud to be the first large Canadian retailer to fully convert sales floor light...
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2012-12-07

Traxon’s Lighting Showcase in Holmenkollen

Located on the highest hill of Oslo, Holmenkollbakken is one of the most famous ski jumps in the world and can be seen from anywhere in the city. This landmark is now illuminated by Traxon’s Liner Shield AC XB and Wall Washer Shield AC XB in cold and warm white hues. Controlled by an e:cue Butler XT, the entire steel façade is illuminated from the inside and underneath the jumping area in four dynamic scenarios. The installation illuminates a jumper gliding down the hill; it glows and pulses like a star or ice crystals on the façade; it contrasts...
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2012-12-05

Bridgelux Introduces the Vero LED Array, a New Platform for Designing Solid State Lighting

New packaging system broadens array performance while reducing the cost of LED lighting LIVERMORE, CALIF., December 5, 2012 – Bridgelux, a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions,  unveiled the Vero™ LED array, an innovative lighting platform that simplifies design integration and manufacturing and gives designers a more flexible LED lighting solution. The Vero next generation packaged array technology offers new advancements in design flexibility, ease of use, and energy efficiency today while also definin...
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2012-11-30

Coney Island’s Landmark Parachute Jump Gets LED Light “bling”

Coney Island’s Economic Development Corp. has tapped the seaside neighborhood’s biggest amusement operator to fulfill Borough President Marty Markowitz’s vision of overhauling the 262-foot-tall structure’s lackluster lighting system with more “bling” so it could become Brooklyn’s “Eiffel Tower.” Zamperla USA, which runs Luna Park and other attractions , was selected to install 8,000 colored LED lights across the Parachute Jump that will be programmable for shows and special events with music. “The P...
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2012-11-29

Cooper Lighting Products Accepted into the Prestigious 2012 Illuminating Engineering Society Progress Report for Technical Advancement

A total of 14 innovative products, including 13 LED luminaires, represent significant product developments and improvements to the lighting industry.   Cooper Lighting, a leader at the forefront of transforming the lighting industry and setting an unmatched standard for innovation and reliability, announces that 14 of its innovative and reliable products – include 13 LED luminaires – have been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Committee as providing “an advancement in the art and science of lighting.” Announced ...
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2012-11-29

Cree LED Lighting Significantly Improves Sheetz Convenience Restaurants

Cree Interior and Exterior Fixtures Deliver Extensive Reductions in Energy Costs Along with High-Quality Lighting More than 130 locations of convenience restaurant chain Sheetz, Inc. now feature state-of-the-art LED lighting by Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE). The installation of energy-efficient Cree interior and exterior lighting at Sheetz® retail gasoline locations is delivering a 45-percent reduction in energy costs for interior lighting and 50–55-percent reduction in exterior lighting compared to the antiquated lighting it replaced. “L...
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2012-11-29

Low Energy Designs win prestigious research and development competition

South West based Low Energy Designs are pleased to announce their success in the recent government backed iNets funding competition. The competitions are run to support the innovative use of microelectronics technology in new products and services. They offer support to enable external expertise to be used by a company to innovate, develop and grow.   As a leading UK manufacturer of LED lighting systems, Low Energy Designs are constantly looking towards product development, in line with customer requirements and market changes. Research and development is a key aspec...
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2012-11-28

Soraa Partnerships with IESNYC to Hold Lighting Industry's First PlugFest

Soraa will sponsor the lighting industry's first PlugFest in conjunction with the Illuminating Engineering Society of New York City (IESNYC) at their annual Control This! Event, to remove barriers to the rapid adoption of LED lighting.   IESNYC's Control This! 2012 is a daylong event expo and seminar series that will be held on December 5th at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, and will showcase state-of-the-art lighting control systems and energy management systems.   "PlugFests are a mainstay of high tech ind...
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2012-11-28

Philips Color Kinetics Brighten up Empire State Building's LED Tower Light Show

The world-famous Empire State Building (ESB), has cooperated with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and 14 time Grammy® Award winner, Alicia Keys to give a gift to New York City and the world by revealing ESB’s new, one-of-a-kind LED tower lights with a first-ever light show on the Landmark,which marks the official unveiling of a groundbreaking new LED lighting system, developed by Philips Color Kinetics (PCK).   Alicia Keys helped kick off the light show by flipping the switch live in Clear Channel New York City studios with E...
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2012-11-27

Lighting Korea 2012: In interview with Light Laboratory – the LED luminaries certification lab

Any electrical appliances are required to obtain a mandatory conformity mark that prove that they are certified by national- or industry-accredited bodies. LED luminaries and LED backlight application are no exemption from this industry norm. The US-based Light Laboratory, Inc (LLI) – a photometric testing laboratory that specializes in testing luminaries thus outstands itself. LEDinside has the opportunity to meet up with LLI company CEO Jason Gee during the recent Lighting Korea about his views over company competitive grounds plus LLI’s profes...
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2012-11-27

GE Acquires LED Lighting Startup Albeo Technologies

General Electric Lighting, a division of General Electric (GE), has signed an agreement to acquire the Boulder startup Albeo Technologies. The purchase will help GE boost its ability to offer all-LED solutions to customers, especially in the area of industrial lighting. "This acquisition is a big boost for GE customers moving aggressively toward an all-LED building envelope in new construction and retrofits, including retail, commercial and industrial high-bay applications," Maryrose Sylvester, president and CEO of GE Lighting, said in a statement. ...
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2012-11-22

Philips Predicts Indian LED Lighting Market to Grow to $478 million

According to Philips Electronics India, the Indian LED lighting market is expected to touch $478 million by 2015 from the current $101 million in 2011." Speaking to reporters here showcasing Light Next − an interactive lighting experience centre, Nirupam Sahay, president at Philips Lighting said, the growth drivers from the segment are the decline in LED prices, investment by government in energy efficient lighting systems and the quick return on investment (ROI). According to him, Philips is uniquely positioned in the LED lighting segment across th...
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2012-11-22

YACG lighting company has launched the latest SOL aluminum Down light Series in 2012

YACG lighting anounced the spirit of the latest SOL design: To Minimize Size and maximize luminous efficiency. Six most commonly used sizes have been developed for the global market. 3 inches- 12w/15w/24w            Dimension: 88*85mm 5 inch es-12w/15w/24w/33w        Dimension: 147*100mm 6 inches -15w/24w/33w            Dimension: 177*115mm 7 inches -15w/24w/33w           ...
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2012-11-21

Dialight Secures US$400,000 LED Lighting Order from US Solar Thermal Plant

Dialight has secured an order to provide in excess of 1,000 LED lighting fixtures, with a total contract value of approximately US$400,000, for installation at a 250 megawatt (MW) solar thermal power plant in California, US.   The order consists of 1,050 LED Linear fixtures and 30 High Bay fixtures, for use across the power plant, which is made up of two independent 125 MW facilities. The order was placed following an extensive payback analysis and 100% of the plant’s lighting is now provided by Dialight LED fixtures.      Roy Bur...
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2012-11-19

CSA Group Acquires Orb Optronix to Provide State-of-art Testing and Certification Services to LED and Lighting Manufactures Globally

CSA Group, a leading global product certification and testing organization today announces that it has acquired Orb Optronix, a privately-held, industry-leading LED test and measurement, products, and engineering services company located in Kirkland, Washington, near Seattle.   “CSA Group’s acquisition of Orb Optronix is at the core of our commitment to accelerate our market presence and breadth of offerings for the lighting industry,” says Richard Weiser, Vice President, U.S. and Mexico, CSA Group. “This purchase is in keeping wit...
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2012-11-16

Hess AG Extends Asia-Pacific Market with Singapore Office

Hess AG has extended its regional presence through its new Singapore office, in order to improve more access to the Asia-Pacific market. This month saw the official inauguration of the sales branch in Singapore, the base from which the globally active manufacturer of outdoor and architectural lighting plans to boost sales of LED products in the region. A specially created display area to showcase the range of products available from the Hess Group provides clients with hands-on experience of the benefits energy-efficient outdoor lighting design has to offer them. Late...
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2012-11-16

Energy Focus Gets $6.9 million Lighting Retrofit Contracts

Energy Focus, Inc. recently has been awarded totally $6.9 million of several additional lighting retrofit contracts. The new contracts include retrofits to upgrade the lighting of an international Fortune 500 company, seven school systems, a large hospital complex in Kentucky, several locations at a large non-profit provider of senior living communities and the public buildings for a city in the Southeast. E Energy Focus' SRC business has completed the audit of the facilities, inventoried their lighting systems, created an approved energy savings design for these contr...
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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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