2009-06-25

Axiom NZ Introduces Low Cost LED T-Bar Ceiling Fixture

Axiom NZ announced this week that it has started shipping its AX24 line of LED T-Bar Ceiling fixtures for false grid ceiling applications. The AX2424 is 24" by 24" (2'x2') and the AX2448 is 24" by 48" (2'x4'). Both are designed to be direct replacements for commonly used fluorescent fixtures.
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2009-06-25

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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2009-06-25

Vizio to Expand LED Assortment

Vizio’s previously released 55-inch 1080p/240Hz full-area LED backlit TV, model VF551XVT ($2,200 suggested retail), will ship to retail this September, according to John Schindler, the company’s new product development VP.
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2009-06-25

GE Releases New Tetra® LED Lighting System

The new Tetra® LED Lighting System Architectural Series from GE Consumer & Industrial's lighting business offers a 50,000-hour rated life and delivers high LED performance and energy savings for designs incorporating border lighting, architectural accent lighting, cove lighting and wall washing.
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2009-06-25

I-Chiun Precision Steps into LED Lighting Market in The U.S.

I-Chiun Precision Industry Co., Ltd., a global supplier of LED (light-emitting diode) light guide frames, announced that it has established a joint venture with the Chinese American tycoon Jeffery Wu, a major shareholder of United International Bank of the U.S., to explore the LED lighting market in the U.S., according to a report in Taiwan Economic News.
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2009-06-24

Amerlux Introduces New Linear Wall Grazer

With an eye toward aesthetics and architectural enhancement, Amerlux Lighting Solutions has introduced its new Linear Wall Grazer, a polished extruded aluminum fixture housing 8 or 12 watt LED’s per linear foot, created specifically to enhance outstanding architectural surfaces and materials.   Optically and thermally engineered, Amerlux’s recessed LED Wall Grazer features a discreet 2-inch aperture, uses high-output white LEDs, and consumes less than 12 watts per foot with visually stunning results.
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2009-06-23

Lagotek & ACT Enter Into Commercial LED Lighting Partnership

Lagotek Corporation, a developer of residential and commercial building automation systems, today announced an agreement with Advanced Control Technologies (ACT), a leader in the development of wired and wireless residential and commercial control products.
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2009-06-23

DOE Issues Guidance on Proper Use of Energy Star Labels

Recently, several companies have been reported to be misusing Energy Star logos to imply that SSL products are Energy Star certified, particularly at the Lightfair tradeshow. As a result, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued guidance on the correct use of Energy Star logos to stop the trend. Richard Karney, Energy Star Program Manager for Solid State Lighting for the DOE, issued a memo to Energy Star Stakeholders to “address a disconcerting trend the Department is seeing in promotional materials of LED products.”
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2009-06-23

Rick Leaman Named President and CEO of Osram Sylvania

Lighting manufacturer OSRAM SYLVANIA yesterday named Rick Leaman as president and CEO, effective Oct. 1. Leaman will succeed Charlie Jerabek, who will assume a new role as the company’s vice chairman. The announcement was made by Martin Goetzeler, CEO of Munich-based OSRAM GmbH.    Rick Leaman
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2009-06-22

Raleigh, NC, Installs First Solar LED Lights

In the U.S., the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, has completed its first outdoor lighting project that combines light emitting diode (LED) technology with solar renewable energy in place of traditional electricity. Progress Solar Solutions, the City's contractor on the project, LLC of Apex, installed the solar-powered lighting at the City Parks and Recreation Department's Marsh Creek remote operations facility near New Hope Road and Daly Road.
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2009-06-19

Labsphere and Orb Optronix Announce Collaboration

Light measurement companies Labsphere and Orb Optronix have announced a far-reaching collaboration to encompass product development, manufacturing and distribution.
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2009-06-19

Bulbrite Receives SSL Quality Advocates' Lighting Facts Labels for Full Line of LED MR-16s and Dimmable LED PARs

Bulbrite, a manufacturer and supplier of innovative, energy-efficient light source solutions, has received SSL Quality Advocates' Lighting Facts Labels for its full line of LED MR-16s, LED R30, and Dimmable LED PAR30 and PAR38, signifying their test completion by a government approved lab.
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2009-06-19

AMLD-IZ Drivers Ensure LED Performance

Aimtec has expanded its AMLD-IZ series of step-down DC-DC LED drivers with five new models generating constant output currents reaching 1.2A. The new models have wide input ranges of 5-36V DC that step down to wide output ranges of 2-32V DC. They generate constant output currents of 800, 900, 1,000, 1,100 and 1,200mA, with an accuracy of up to +/- 2 per cent, ensuring the constant colour and brightness required by demanding LED applications. The AMLD-IZ series produces up to 38.4W of power in a compact DIP24 package (31.80 x 20.30 x 10.20mm).
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2009-06-18

Cowboys Reveal World’s Largest LED Screen

The stadium of American football team the Dallas Cowboys is now the home of the largest high-definition LED screen in the world.
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2009-06-18

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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2009-06-18

Cree Introduces World’s First IPx5-Rated Tri-Color LED for Full-Color Displays

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces the first commercially available water-resistant, surface-mount, high-brightness LEDs for outdoor video screens. This RGB (red-green-blue) LED has an IPx5 rating, indicating that the LED is protected against low-pressure jets of water from all directions.
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2009-06-17

Luminus Devices Appoints General Manager of Ultraviolet Business

Luminus Devices Inc., developer and manufacturer of PhlatLight® LEDs, yesterday announced that Doug Lawson has joined the company as General Manager of the UV Business. Lawson will be responsible for leading the strategic business unit and for developing new products to bring PhlatLight LEDs to the ultraviolet (UV) curing market, which Luminus technology provides a fast-growing approach to hardening paints, adhesives, varnishes, printing inks and a wide variety of polymer systems.
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2009-06-17

U.S. Cities Spend Stimulus Funds to Retrofit Lighting with LEDs

Several U.S. cities are planning to use federal stimulus funds to replace traditional streetlights with energy-efficient LED ones. Seattle plans to retrofit all 40,000 residential streetlights with energy- and cost-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) technology. It estimates that four to six years will be needed for the city to replace all streetlights with LEDs.
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2009-06-16

Vishay Releases New 1-W Natural White Little Star® LED in SMD Power Package

High-Brightness Device Offers Low Thermal Resistance of 10 K/W, High Luminous Intensity of 25,000 mcd Typical, and High Luminous Flux From 76,500 mlm to 99,400 mlm Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) expanded its Little Star® family of SMD power LEDs with a new automotive-qualified, 1-W natural white device that combines extraordinarily high brightness with a compact package outline. Utilizing InGaN technology, the VLMW711T3U2US LED offers a low thermal resistance of 10 K/W and high luminous intensity for a wide range of applications.
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2009-06-16

LightTools 6.3 Delivers Enhanced Optimization and LED Modeling

LightTools® 6.3, the newest release of the illumination design and analysis software from Optical Research Associates (ORA®), delivers an expanded, more powerful tool set for optical system modeling and optimization. The software now features an Alternate Optimization Engine, which supplements the existing optimizer and enables users to successfully address an even broader range of design problems.
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2009-06-16

Scientists Create Quantum-Dot Hybrid Light-emitting Devices

Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), fabricated with layers of organic polymers, are flexible and use less power and less expensive materials than liquid crystal displays. However, OLEDs are expensive to produce-- because the polymers react easily with oxygen and water, they have to be created in high-vacuum chambers--and they need extra protective packaging layers to make sure that once they're integrated into display devices, they don't degrade when exposed to air or moisture.
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2009-06-16

LEDs Get Brighter and More Energy-Efficient

Illumitex, a U.S.-based company, says that it is now in beta production of a light-emitting diode (LED) that it claims can brighten PC screens while using less electricity. The company had raised $10.5 million in March in its first round of funding, and is expecting an additional $20 million early in the summer, according to CEO Matt Thomas. The product is expected to reach full production in September.
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2009-06-15

New Mexico, U.S., to Switch to LEDs at Intersections

The New Mexico Department of Transportation will start replacing incandescent lighting at intersections throughout the state with LEDs to save money and energy. The department says the work will begin Monday. Some 380 intersections will be upgraded with the new lighting. The Transportation Department signed a contract with the state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department to do the work. EMNRD received a $5 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the project.
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2009-06-15

Cities Wanted for Trial Solar Street Lighting Programe

Eco Alternative Solutions, LLC is looking for 25 large US cities to participate in a no-cost 90 day trial of the recently announced Integrated Solar Series (ISS). ISS is an innovative solar-powered street light system that is expected to result in substantial energy and money saving for cities.
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2009-06-12

Toshiba Introduces New Series of LED TV

Toshiba America Consumer Products L.L.C. (”Toshiba”) Wednesday announced that it is now shipping its premium REGZA® HDTV Series, including the ZV650 LCD TV and SV670 LED TV.
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2009-06-11

Analyst Predicts Explosive Growth in LED Market for Notebooks

Market analyst says that LED revenues from notebook PCs will surpass $800 million next year. Jamie Fox, a market analyst at UK-based IMS research, said that the proliferation of notebook PCs backlit with LEDs will deliver annual revenues of $800 million to chip makers next year. He describes the ramp as "explosive". "Dell has already publicly committed to using LEDs in all [of its] notebooks by 2010, and other manufacturers are also committed to a surge in LED notebook backlighting in 2009 and 2010," said Fox.
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2009-06-11

Signs Plus: LED Signs Becoming an Investment in Success

Outdoor LED signs are becoming increasingly popular because it is a targeted medium that speaks to your most important audience, the people who can drive onto your property and purchase something immediately. LED signs have become extremely popular for outdoor advertising. The Small Business Association reports that businesses that choose to install an electronic LED message typically see an increase in business of 15% to 150%.
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2009-06-10

LEDs Introduced for Chandeliers by BULBRITE

Offering the latest energy efficient alternative to traditional chandelier light bulbs, BULBRITE unveils Chandelier LEDs as an addition to its existing line of LEDs.
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2009-06-10

QD Vision Awarded U.S. Army SBIR Phase II Grant Totaling $775,000

QD Vision, developer of nanotechnology-based products for lighting and displays, yesterday announced it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract by the U.S. Army as part of its Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD). Combined with new, additional funds for a Phase I option period, the award totals $775,000.
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