2009-10-09

Lemnis Lighting Launches Dimmable LED Bulb

Lemnis Lighting, Inc this week announced the consumer launch of the Pharox60 LED bulb available exclusively online at www.mypharox.com. The Pharox60, the first true replacement for the incandescent bulb, represents a transformative technology for consumers looking to cut electricity costs and realize a quick return on an investment in the most efficient residential lighting solution on the market.
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2009-10-09

Blue Light Threatens Animals and People

The rapidly expanding use of bluish-white outdoor lighting threatens visibility at night and jeopardizes the nocturnal environment worldwide.
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2009-10-09

U.S. Departments of the Army and Air Force Place $256,000 LED Lighting Order with Energy Focus

Energy Focus, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFOI), a provider of energy efficient lighting solutions, recently announced it received a $256,000 order from the Departments of the Army and Air Force to provide efficient area and security lighting for the Minnesota Air National Guard. The order for state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures is expected to be fulfilled in October.
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2009-09-30

Fairchild Semiconductor's Boost Switch Delivers High Efficiency in High-Frequency Step-Up DC-DC Designs

Fairchild Semiconductor brings designers of cell phones, medical, portable and consumer applications a boost switch that provides high efficiency in boost conversion circuits. The FDFME3N311ZT combines a 30V integrated N-Channel PowerTrench® MOSFET and Schottky diode for exceptionally low input capacitance (55pF typical) and total gate charge (1nC) to improve efficiency in DC-DC boost designs.
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2009-09-30

BULBRITE Unveils LED Retrofit Candle Featuring Flickering Flame

Designed with a unique, shimmering, flame-like movement effect, BULBRITE unveils the energy efficient and versatile LED Retrofit Candle. Ideal for a variety of applications including churches, theaters, pubs, hotels, historic homes and buildings, the LED Retrofit Candle is the most realistic looking bulb replacement available for 120V lighting fixtures. Its patented electronics create a shimmering flame-like movement that perfectly simulates the flickering flame of a real wax candle.
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2009-09-29

Big Tex Goes Green with Energy-Efficient LEDs Donated by Oncor

Oncor, a U.S.-based regulated electric distribution and transmission business, recently announced it has donated energy-efficient LED lighting to Big Tex to help the Texas State Fair giant achieve 67 percent energy savings from his previous lighting system.
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2009-09-29

Cree Boasts the Most Lighting-Class LEDs for Designing ENERGY STAR®-Compliant LED Fixtures

Cree, Inc. has the most lighting-class LEDs meeting the stringent U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) ENERGY STAR® performance criteria, offering fixture manufacturers a significant benefit when designing with XLamp® XR-E, XP-E or MC-E white LEDs.
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2009-09-28

OnChip Introduces Submounts to Improve Efficiency of HB LED

OnChip, a global provider of Integrated Passive Devices (IPD), last week announced the ability to provide Silicon and Ceramic Carriers or Submounts for HB LED (High Brightness Light Emitting Diode) manufacturers. With major advantages of power savings, increased life expectancy and faster response time over traditional bulbs, HB LEDs are rapidly taking over many applications such as LCD backlighting, traffic lights, automotive lighting, camera flash and even standard lighting.
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2009-09-28

DOMINANT Releases Hot White SpiceLED

DOMINANT introduces a highly reliable white SpiceLED part, the SSW-HLG. This device provides a typical luminous intensity of 500 mcd at an operating current of 20mA withstanding high operating temperatures of up to 110°C.
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2009-09-25

Micron to Explore LED-Manufacturing with $5M Federal Stimulus Grant

Micron Technology Inc. has received $5 million federal economic stimulus grant announced today which will help it to pursue manufacturing of LED devices, according to a local media of Idaho, USA. And company officials believe the venture could bring significant revenue and employment growth over the next few years.
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2009-09-25

Philips First to Submit to DOE L Prize Competition with Development of LED Replacement for Common Household Bulb

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Thursday that the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition has received its first entrant, a product from Philips Electronics. Philips has developed, manufactured and will bring to market an LED replacement for the common 60-Watt incandescent light bulb.
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2009-09-24

Carmanah Solar LED Parking-Lot Light Delivers Affordable Off-Grid Illumination

Carmanah Technologies has unveiled the newest design in solar LED lighting: the EverGEN™ 1710 solar-powered area light. Designed as a compact stand-alone lighting alternative for off-grid parking lots and other municipal, commercial or industrial areas, the new EverGEN 1710 light combines advanced motion-sensing capabilities with a range of energy saving operating profiles to ensure bright, reliable illumination whenever and wherever it’s needed.
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2009-09-24

Digital Projection Announces New LED Illuminated DLP® Display for Home Entertainment

Digital Projection International, an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced the brand-new M-Vision Cine LED at CEDIA ‘09 in Atlanta, Georgia. The new Cine LED delivers 3-chip color saturation with the imaging fidelity of Texas Instruments’ DLP® technology. The single-chip M-Vision Cine LED adds the first Lifetime Illumination™ display to DPI’s already extensive single-chip product line.
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2009-09-24

Nexxus Lighting's Array LED Lamps Installed in Chapman Construction's Platinum LEED-certified Office

Nexxus Lighting, Inc. today announced that Chapman Construction/Design has installed its Array(TM) Lighting Par 16 and MR16 LED lamps in the company's recently renovated Newton, MA, headquarters. The renovation project just received Platinum LEED certification, making it the third Platinum LEED-certified commercial interior in Massachusetts.
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2009-09-23

Oncor LED Lighting Program Delivers Major Savings for American Airlines

American Airlines and Oncor are completing a major new project that will see the airline replace more than 1,600 traditional lighting fixtures with energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lighting in one of the largest single installations of its kind in the United States. This project will be showcased at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Fifth Annual Meeting on Sept. 22-25 in New York City.
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2009-09-23

Court Awards iLight Technologies over $5 million in Damages, Denies Retrial Request

iLight Technologies, Inc., an innovator of LED lighting solutions, is pleased to announce the District Court has recently issued rulings that confirm iLight’s victory in its patent infringement litigation against Fallon Luminous Products Corporation, a Knoxville, TN sign company. The Court rejected Fallon’s motion for a new trial, and increased the total amount awarded to iLight to over $5 million.
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2009-09-23

Renaissance Lighting's Solid-State LED Lighting Technology Wins Energy Star Qualification

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have awarded the coveted Energy Star qualification to Renaissance Lighting Inc. on 11 of its newest all-white solid-state LED downlight fixtures.
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2009-09-22

Optek Donates 200 High Brightness LEDs to University Bridge Development Contest

Providing engineering students with a flexible, high brightness LED solution that ultimately helped them win a design competition, TT electronics OPTEK Technology donated 200 high brightness LEDs to an engineering team at North Carolina State University participating in the 2009 North Carolina Engineering Day. OPTEK’s OVQ12S30x7 flexible LED light strips were utilized in the design for illumination of a pedestrian bridge at the Legislative Complex in Raleigh, NC.
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2009-09-22

Visible Light Solar Technologies and Integrated Electrical Services Form Strategic Alliance to Provide Solar/LED Lighting Solutions

Visible Light Solar Technologies, a solar and LED lighting technology innovator, today announced it has formed a strategic alliance with the nation's second largest electrical contractor, Integrated Electrical Services for national installation and maintenance of its solar/LED and LED lighting solutions to businesses, municipalities and educational facilities.
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2009-09-22

Phoseon Technology, Gallus and Siegwerk to Showcase UV LED Curing for Flexographic Label Press Applications at LabelExpo 2009

LabelExpo 2009 in Brussels, Belgium from September 23rd-26th will see the unveiling of the first application of UV LED Curing technology for a flexographic label press. The system is designed and developed by Phoseon Technology and based on Phoseon's RX FireFlex architecture.
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2009-09-21

National Semiconductor Introduces New High-Brightness LED Driver with Temperature Management Control

National Semiconductor Corp. today announced a new LED driver with temperature management control and the addition of an online design environment to support it.  The LM3424, a member of National’s PowerWise® energy-efficient product family, drives high-brightness LEDs in a variety of indoor, outdoor and automotive applications.  Supported in National’s WEBENCH® LED Designer, its temperature management control, thermal foldback, enables lighting designers to quickly and easily design a reliable thermal syste
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2009-09-18

U.S. Department of Transportation Unveils Central Park and FDR Drive LED Lights in New York

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Thursday joined The Climate Group and the Central Park Conservancy to unveil lampposts in Central Park equipped with newly installed energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs in order to assess their ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency and provide quality lighting.
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2009-09-18

IXYS Completes Acquisition of LED & Display Driver IC Business

IXYS Corporation today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the LED driver IC and LCD display driver IC business units from Leadis Technology, Inc.
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2009-09-18

Vision X Lighting Introduces CPU Powered LED Light

Vision X Lighting introduced the XIL-M1, which the company believed to be the world’s first CPU powered LED light. The XIL-M1 has a powerful 32 bit micro controller integrated in the housing. The primary function of the micro controller is to monitor the core thermal temperature of the light, ensuring the light fixture to function effectively and correctly to emit 10,800 lumens for 50,000 hours under any environments.
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2009-09-18

Philips Earns the Energy Star for eW Downlight Powercore

Philips Color Kinetics announced that its eW® Downlight Powercore LED fixture (65° beam angle, 2700 K and 4000K only) has been awarded the ENERGY STAR label.
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2009-09-17

OLED Lighting Design Summit 2009 to Take Place Dec 2-3 in Boston

After many years of development OLED lighting has now started commercial production. This breakthrough is going to change the day-to-day business of every single lighting designer in the world. Taking place Dec 2-3 in Boston, the OLED Lighting Design Summit 2009 will bring together over 20 leading OLED experts and 150 attendees to discuss the use of OLED technology for lighting design.  The agenda will focus on a number of key issues including:
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2009-09-17

Molex Announces LED Offering for Government, Commercial and Residential Construction

Molex Incorporated introduced to the government, commercial and residential construction markets the company's new series of patent-pending SSL products, the Transcend™ Lighting Series, which will be sold exclusively by Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. in North America.
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2009-09-17

QD Vision Wins Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Award

QD Vision, developer of nanotechnology-based products for lighting and displays, announced it has won the prestigious Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Award in the Materials and other Base Technology category.
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2009-09-17

Cree Repeats as Lighting for Tomorrow Grand Prize Winner

Cree, Inc. announces that it won the top prize in the 2009 Lighting for Tomorrow - Solid State Lighting Competition. The Cree LR6-DR1000 recessed downlight was awarded the coveted Grand Prize at an award ceremony at the American Lighting Association (ALA) Conference this week. The Cree LRP-38, a PAR38 bulb, and the LR6-HE (high-efficiency) were also recognized with Special Focus Awards for technical innovation and high efficiency, respectively.
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2009-09-16

Danville, Virginia, Joins Cree LED City® Program

Danville, Virginia, announces that it has joined the Cree LED City® program, an international initiative promoting the deployment of energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lighting. The city has installed Cree LED lights in the Danville Water Treatment Plant and the Adult Detention Center in response to the Go Green Virginia initiative sponsored by the Virginia Municipal League (VML).
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