2012-11-15

Manufacturers Form Alliances within the Industry as LED Market Becomes Over-Competitive

Manufacturers Form Alliances within the Industry as LED Market Becomes Over-Competitive Thanks to the replenishment demand from brand vendor in 3Q12, the production value for October has shown a respective performance compared to the same period of last year. According to LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, total revenues for listed LED companies in Taiwan amount to approximately $NT 9.27 billion, a 16.8% growth YoY. With oversupply remaining an issue within the LED industry, many vendors have turned to strategic alliances and share exchanges for the sake of long term development. In the future, the role played by LED manufacturers is likely to expand beyond simply providing chips and components. Many are expected to begin making end products.
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2012-11-15

Chevron Cooler Cases Get an Energy Upgrade-LED SimpleTube™ Provide Service Stations With 80% Energy Reduction

When EcoGreen Solutions' president Anthony Mitchell learned about the SimpleTube™ by American Bright Lighting, he knew it would be a great fit for EcoGreen's Petroleum Program. Chevron stations, as well as other major national petroleum brands, were the target for this energy savings program. EcoGreen embarked on a campaign to help convert stores in the Southern California area, including Chevron, ARCO and Shell, from fluorescent, HID and other high energy consuming light sources to LED in their service station and convenience food market. Each ...
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2012-11-15

Philips Develops Three Year Partnership with the Royal Netherlands Football Association for LED Lighting in Rural Africa and South America

Royal Philips Electronics and the KNVB has announced a three year partnership, which will be built around the creation of 90 so called solar 'light centers' across the African & South American continents. Light centers are areas of approx 1000m2, or the size of a small soccer pitch, which are lit using a new generation of solar powered LED lighting. The idea is to create areas of light for rural communities which live without electricity thus effectively 'extending the day' and creating numerous opportunities for social, sporting and economic activiti...
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2012-11-14

2013 LED CHINA Online Registration Open

Limited Pre-badge Mailing Available for LED Industry’s Largest Event Online registration is now open for the 2013 LED CHINA Exhibition—the world’s largest professional event showcasing the complete LED supply chain and produced by UBM Trust a joint venture with UBM Asia Ltd.-- Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia.  The event takes place 1-4 March at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex Area B, Guangzhou, China. Online registration is now...
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2012-11-14

2012 IES Progress Report Selects Lighting Science Products for Lamp Innovation

DEFINITY(TM) MR16 High-Output and DEFINITY(TM) BR20 LED Lamps Among Selected Lighting Science Group Corporation (OTCBB: LSCG), one of the world's leading LED lighting technology companies, announced today that its DEFINITY™ MR16 high-output LED lamp and the DEFINITY™ BR20 LED lamp has been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Committee as providing advancements in the art and science of lighting. The accepted products will be part of the 2012 IES Progress Re...
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2012-11-14

Illuminating Engineering Society Selects 12 Acuity Brands Lighting Solutions for Annual Progress Report

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) 2012 Progress Report features 12 lighting solutions from the Acuity Brands LED lighting and OLED lighting portfolio. The IES Progress Report documents significant worldwide developments and achievements in the lighting industry, including new products, applications and design tools.   The innovative Acuity Brands products selected by IES include a variety of indoor and outdoor lighting solutions spanning commercial and industrial applications: •    HLH LED High Bay, Holophane® &...
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2012-11-13

7 Million LED Lights Make up Japan's Light Show

Japan’s winter light show has taken place at a botanical garden on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana since Nov. 3 and will be on display until March 31, 2013, dazzling visitors with its display of 7 million LED lights. The illuminated wonderland is considered the best lightshow in the country.   This year’s theme is “nature.” Displays feature breathtaking scenes inspired by Japan’s famed Mt. Fuji at sunrise, as well a rainbows across the sky and landscapes resembling an aurora. Previous shows have also featured many beloved Japanese cha...
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2012-11-13

TI’s WEBENCH® tools export power and LED lighting designs to industry-leading CAD development platforms

WEBENCH Schematic Export supports CAD platforms from Cadence, Mentor Graphics and Altium Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) unveiled WEBENCH® Schematic Export, a new online tool that exports analog designs from TI’s WEBENCH Design Center to industry-leading computer-aided design (CAD) development platforms from Cadence Design Systems, Inc., Mentor Graphics and Altium. WEBENCH Schematic Export will be demonstrated in TI’s booth #420 in Hall A4, at the Electronica trade show in Munic...
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2012-11-13

Marc Conway appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Peachtree Lighting

Peachtree Lighting, a subsidiary of Heatron, Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Conway as Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Marc will be responsible for managing all aspects of Peachtree Lighting's independent agency network, while playing a key role in the company’s long-term product strategy and development. “We are excited to bring such an experienced industry professional like Marc to the Peachtree team. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge to Peachtree and we believe that he will be a true asset in enhancing the company&rsquo...
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2012-11-09

Lighting Science’s LED Lighting Helps Applebee's Restaurants Experience 88% Drop in Net Energy Usage

Lighting Science Group Corporation has developed a business partnership with Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar®. Lighting Science® collaborated with the world's largest casual dining chain to monitor, evaluate and markedly reduce energy usage for lighting in their 23 company-owned restaurants. Through the installation of ultra-efficient and design-enhancing LED lamps, Applebee's should net an energy reduction for lighting of 88% per year. Applebee's replaced over 3,000 incandescent and halogen lamps with Lighting Science's 8W A19 L...
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2012-11-08

Interview with Louis Lam, President & CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Asia

LEDinside conducted an interview with Mr. Louis Lam, President & CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Asia Ltd, who shed light on the role OSRAM plays in the global LED, solid-state lighting and LED lighting industries and OSRAM’s strategy regarding the Asian and Chinese markets. Quality and R&D is the Key to Making Inroads into Global SSL Market In regard to OSRAM-OS’s new Wuxi plant, a lot of people in the industry are curious about the Wuxi plant’s role (packaging, assembly, and applications) and the c...
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2012-11-07

Dialight Receives First Large Rig Order for LED Lighting

Dialight has secured an order to provide 1,224 LED lighting fixtures, with a total contract value of approximately $850,000, to a major US rig owner and operator for use on eight newly constructed onshore drilling rigs.   The Texas-based customer, who has in excess of 1,000 land rigs in its fleet, along with platform and barge rigs, has placed the order following a successful trial of Dialight’s LED light fixtures.   This contract represents Dialight’s first large rig order and consists of a combination of Class I, Div 1 and  Class I, Div 2 ...
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2012-11-07

ITV Plans to Install Blue, Green, Pink and Yellow LED Lights for South Bank Tower

ITV plc has scheduled to install multicoloured lighting on its South Bank tower as part of the broadcaster's relaunch to be unveiled in the new year. It has applied to Lambeth Council for advertisement consent for the installation of LED light fittings from the 4th to the 22nd floor of the 1970s office block at the riverside TV studio complex in Upper Ground. According to a letter to Lambeth Council from planning agents DP9, "The lights will be directed at the facade and project different coloured light – blue, green, pink and yellow – during t...
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2012-11-07

Litepanels LED Lighting Helps Quincy Newspapers Newsrooms Go Green

A fourth Quincy Newspapers television station, WGEM-TV in Quincy, IL, has converted its studios to Litepanels LED lighting fixtures. Brady Dreasler, Quincy Newspapers’ Director of Capital, Facilities and Engineering, said the lights helped flesh-tones pop. He added that WGEM’s news anchors have also seen a difference with the HD cameras and the lighting. Dreasler noted that the cool operation of the Litepanels LED fixtures brought an added benefit to the talent, allowing them to wear jackets in the summer time. Prior to the conversion, t...
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2012-11-06

Philips to Cut Jobs at Belgian Lighting Plant

Philips will deepen cuts at a lighting factory in Belgium and eliminate an additional 218 jobs in response to falling demand for conventional lamps and the rise of LED. The job cuts are on top of 136 reductions announced in June, Amsterdam-based Philips said in a statement. The site in Turnhout, Belgium, has 1,533 employees and makes high- pressure discharge lamps for sport stadiums and stores. “The need to focus on cost efficiency is becoming more and more important,” Alasdair Waugh, director at the site, said in a statement. “We expect a decrease of pr...
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2012-11-05

MEGAMAN® Innovative LED Lighting Blinks at Asia's Largest Autumn Lighting Fair

Thanks to its technological advancement and innovation in energy-efficient lighting, MEGAMAN® achieved global recognition at Asia’s largest autumn lighting fair, the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair 2012. During the four-day trade show, MEGAMAN® showcased the latest LED lighting products to incorporate its cutting-edge technology and featured hundreds of top buyers from around the world, confirming MEGAMAN® as a global thought leader and pioneer in the field of LED lighting. MEGAMAN® unveiled the 16W LED Classic, 24...
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2012-11-05

Asian Largest Hospital KLES Makes LED Lighting Conversion

As one of the foremost and largest medical facilities in Asia, The KLES Dr Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Medical Research Centre in Belgaum, are considering rolling out the conversion from traditional lamps to carbon efficient LEDs to all of their institutions. During a recent refurbishment of the facility, KLES commissioned eco lighting experts Carbon Reduction Technology to fully refit their ward corridors with carbon efficient lighting. The interior eco lighting refit included the installation of 250 LED units, which was completed in July 2012.  A ...
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2012-11-02

LEDinside:Demand Rise, the US Is to Take Place of Japan as The Next Potential Market of LED Light Industry

According to a report on the global lighting industry made by the LEDinside, a subsidiary of TrendForce, an international research institute, the LED market value for LED lighting application market in 2012 is 2.66 billion US dollars, which was 23.5% higher than that in 2011. The greatest markets come from architectural lighting market and indoor lighting market, such as par lamp and light bulb. In addition, because the prices continue to go down, LED lighting market demand rose due to an increasing penetration rate and a decreasing price. A look at the global LED ligh...
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2012-10-31

LEDinside: LED package production value only to post 9.6%YoY growth in 2013; tablet PC and smartphone to be the key demand drivers

LED has been penetrated into a wide range of applications such as lighting and TV, thanks to the rapid price fall and aggressive push among vendors. Despite the LED market is still growing steadily in terms of demand, corresponding market growth slows down amid excess capacity build. LEDinside expects the LED package industry to grow only 9.6% YoY at US$11.27 billion in 2013. In spotlight: iPad Mini, Android & Windows tablet PC The LED market value for backlight application is expected to be flat YoY at US$2.69 billion in 2013 with tablet PC con...
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2012-10-31

Uzbekistan - South Korea based JV Schedules to Manufacture LED Lighting in 2013

NUR company , Uzbekistan - South Korea based JV, has announced to manufacture LED lighting products for industry and household application since August, 2013. EG Lightings Company from South Korea cooperated with heating and power plant in Angren, Uzbekistan have invested one million dollar to establish NUR Company. This new company will locate in Angren’s special industrial park. And the South Korean company will hold 51% share and other for Uzbekistan’s. Firstly, this joint venture enterprise plans to import accessories from South Korea to...
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2012-10-31

Seesmart’s LED Lighting Products Get DLC and LDL Approved

Seesmart Technologies, Inc.’s two LED lighting products have met the rigorous performance and efficiency requirements set by DesignLights Consortium (DLC) and Lighting Design Lab (LDL) and are now listed as qualified solid-state lighting products. The listings now make each of these products eligible for significant rebates offered by numerous municipalities and utilities throughout the United States. In addition, these rebates allow for even faster return on investment (ROI), enhancing the already attractive ROI realized from the energy savings of high-e...
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2012-10-26

Philips to Lead New Innovations with Its LED Retrofit Lamps

Philips introduces the Philips DimTone BR30 LED with color temperature dimming and the commercial availability of the Philips LED A21 22 watt LED, the company's 100 watt incandescent equivalent and the LED T8 with external driver, which is one of the first TLEDs to meets the DesignLight Consortium (DLC) requirements for linear replacement lamps. These latest additions to the Philips line-up replicate the light quality of the incandescent and fluorescent technologies they replace, while offering the energy-efficiency and reduced maintenance benefits of ...
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2012-10-24

LED 50th Anniversary: Celebrating Today’s LED Applications

Fifty years ago this month, GE scientist Dr. Nick Holonyak, Jr., invented the first practical visible-spectrum light-emitting diode (LED). In the five decades since, businesses and municipalities the world over have embraced LED systems for both their cost and maintenance savings, including:    The City of Las Vegas Las Vegas is best known for the bright lights of 'The Strip,' but thanks to new LED fixtures, the city's surrounding streets are starting to take on a shine of their own. Far from a gamble, an investment in GE LED streetl...
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2012-10-23

Lighting Korea 2012 Exhibition Report

Lighting Korea, a major lighting exhibition in South Korea, is organized by the Korea Institute of Lighting Technology and Korea Lighting and Utensils Association. The 2012 exhibition will take place in the Coex Convention & Exhibition Center beginning October 17, and cover many varieties of lighting related items, including controller chips, modules, and daily lighting appliances. There will also be an opportunity to see intuitive LED designs created by many of South Korea’s Academic Institutions. These designs demonstrate both the theoretical and practi...
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2012-10-17

GE Lighting and USG Collaborate to Create an Integrated Ceiling and Lighting System for the Design Community

The building products company USG Corporation, has announced a strategic collaboration with GE Lighting to offer an integrated new monolithic and sustainable ceiling system ideal for use in commercial applications such as office, healthcare, retail and hospitality environments. The collaboration brings together teams from both companies to offer a complementary ceiling and lighting design and technical application specification support and service. The innovative ceiling system combines USG’s Logix™ Ceiling System with GE Lumination™ LED Linear ...
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2012-10-15

Osram: Concerted research for future-fit lighting

Partners of the European "Solutions for Energy Efficient Lighting (SEEL)" project achieve decisive research successes with HID and LED lamps Partner companies of the "Solutions for Energy Efficient Lighting (SEEL)" project supported on the German side by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research have achieved three important research goals with high pressure discharge (HID) lamps and LED: they have developed Xenon lamps for car headlights with a lower ignition voltage than previously, have verified higher temperature stabilitie...
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2012-10-12

Philips chosen as the LED lighting supplier for the Zero Energy House project

As a global leader in LED lighting, Philips has been chosen as the LED lighting supplier for the Zero Energy House[1] project.   The Zero Energy House, owned by Auckland couple Jo Woods and Shay Brazier, is being built in Point Chevalier using careful design and solar power. Zero Energy means that, over the course of a year, the house will generate as much energy as Shay and Jo will use. At times they will generate more energy than they need, and will use a grid connection to sell this surplus energy back to their electricity company.   Jo and Shay ...
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2012-10-11

Philips Builds Lighting Experience Centre in Singapore

Philips has launched the first-of-its-kind Lighting Experience Centre (LEC) in Singapore. Spread over 4,640 square feet, LEC demonstrates the application of light in various urban scenarios. The concept provides planners, architects and lighting designers with a unique hands-on experience that showcases how LED lighting can help rejuvenate a city environment. Philips believes that LED lighting can create the right ambiance as well as provide sustainable, energy-efficient solutions to highlight and emphasize iconic buildings, public installations, urban landscapes an...
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2012-10-10

Philips Sets up First Lighting Store in UK

Lately, Philips has set up its first ever lighting store Philips Light Gallery, situated in London’s Westbourne Grove, UK, to showcase the latest LED technology. Philips Light Gallery will offer a range of lighting solutions for living areas, children’s bedrooms, bathrooms and outdoor areas, with shoppers able to browse room by room. Additionally, trained staff is employed to help customers chose their lighting solutions but with a special focus on explaining the benefits of LED. Peter Maskell, Philips chairman and MD of Lighting said; "Ph...
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2012-10-10

Dimmable Philips LED Lamps Helps Arnhem to Save almost 50% Energy

The Municipality of Arnhem is to install Philips LED lighting on a large scale, in line with its ambitions in the area of sustainability. 2,300 street lights on the city's major roads are to be fitted with dimmable LED lamps. This measure will achieve energy savings of some 47%, equivalent to 500,000 kWh a year. The investment will be recouped through the reduced costs of energy consumption, maintenance and lamp replacement. The project will take four years and was recently started in Arnhem South around Groningensingel.   The municipality is committed to sustain...
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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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