2009-09-04

Renaissance Lighting Named 2009 GoingGreen Top 100 Winner

Renaissance Lighting, a leading innovator in the development of solid-state LED downlight fixtures, has been selected as a GoingGreen Top 100 Winner by AlwaysOn, in advance of their annual GoingGreen West Conference. The GoingGreen Top 100 recognition is given annually to privately held, emerging companies that create new business opportunities in green technology.
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2009-09-04

Microsemi Expands Line of Complete System Modules for Powering Mid-Sized, Multi-String LED Backlit Displays

Microsemi Corporation, a manufacturer of analog/mixed signal integrated circuits and semiconductors, announced the expansion of its line of complete high performance system solutions for powering light emitting diode (LED) backlit displays. The family now includes 3-string applications for 3.5 inch to 7-inch displays.
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2009-09-03

NuVision to Launch Lucidium FX5LS Series Edge-lit LED HDTVs

NuVision U.S., Inc., manufacturer of high-performance 1080p Deep Black LCD displays, will display its new Lucidium FX5LS Series at CEDIA 2009. The Edge-lit LED units are super slim displays that require less power to operate, feature greener technology, truer color, deeper blacks, and sport parallel inputs designed for smoother installation. NuVision will be displaying its 40", 46" and 55" units.
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2009-09-03

Air Motion Systems to Unveil High-Power LED UV at PRINT 09 Show

Air Motion Systems, Inc. announces the first look at its PEAK LED-UV product series at PRINT 09, an all-new high power LED-based UV curing technology slated for general availability in the digital, offset and flexographic industry segments immediately following the show.
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2009-09-03

Luminus Devices Joins The National Electrical Manufacturers Association

Luminus Devices, developer and manufacturer of high light output, "Big Chip" PhlatLight LEDs, Wednesday announced it has joined the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers founded in 1926. Four hundred and thirty member companies manufacture products used in nine industry divisions including the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end use of electricity.
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2009-09-03

Lightfair International Calls for Speakers at LFI 2010 Conference in Las Vegas

On the heels of the record-breaking 2009 show and the largest conference in its 20-year history, LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI) is preparing for another strong educational program in 2010 with the official Call for Speakers. LFI, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference—featuring the LIGHTFAIR Institute® and the LIGHTFAIR Daylighting Institute®—calls for speakers to submit proposals for the 2010 conference in Las Vegas.
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2009-09-02

Smart Contact Lenses Using LEDs to Display Information

Scientists at the University of Washington are working on a human machine interface where LEDs are embedded into contact lenses in order to display information to the wearer. This human machine interface will use custom-built transparent circuitry in a polymer lens that is roughly 1.2 millimeters in diameter.
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2009-09-02

Magnalight Adds LED T Series Bulb Options to Corrosion Resistant Hazardous Area Fluorescent Lights

Expanding on its line of explosion proof and hazardous location fluorescent lighting, Larson Electronics Magnalight now offers LED T series bulbs for its HALP and HALSS series of corrosion resistant lighting.
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2009-09-02

Veeco Launches New Precision Dicing Tool for Solar, LED and Optics Applications

Veeco Instruments Inc. announced Tuesday the introduction of its Optium® ADS-800TM Series Advanced Dicing System, delivering high productivity dicing solutions for a broad range of demanding applications, including high brightness light emitting diodes (HB-LEDs), solar cells, optics, and microelectronics.  The ADS-800 Series Advanced Dicing System offers superior and repeatable cut quality of devices at unprecedented throughput as compared to other dicing systems.
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2009-09-02

Fairchild Semiconductor's Programmable LED Blinker Minimizes System Power Consumption

Fairchild Semiconductor has introduced a programmable LED blinker, the FAN5646, which is designed to eliminate the need for a microprocessor to be in continuous operation mode. The FAN5646 enables designers of mobile handsets, ultra-portable devices, consumer products and industrial/embedded systems to implement a blinking LED solution that can easily be programmed to create an enhanced visual experience.
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2009-09-01

California Micro Devices Introduces New LuxGuard™ ESD Protection Solution for High Brightness LEDs

California Micro Devices(CMD) today announced the latest product in the LuxGuard™ family of turnkey solutions for ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection and thermal management for high power, high brightness LED (HBLED) lighting applications.
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2009-08-31

Raleigh-Durham Airport Receives $2.5m Grant for LED Lighting Project

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority has received a $2.5 million grant offer from the N.C. Department of Transportation's Division of Aviation. The Airport Authority board accepted the grant offer today at its monthly meeting. The grant will partially fund the replacement of more than 2,000 runway and taxiway lights with energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) fixtures. The state grant requires the Airport Authority to match 10 percent of the total grant offer.
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2009-08-28

Virginia Beach Council Puts Forth Draft Ordinance to Regulate LED Signs

In an attempt to regulate LED electronic signs, the City Council has recently unveiled a draft ordinance that targets the bright messages. A City Council decision this month to allow Wave Church to erect an electronic sign in a residential area of Great Neck angered some neighbors who called the signs garish and said they don't belong among homes.
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2009-08-28

Toshiba Releases New Industrial LCD Panels with 100,000 Hour Mtbf1 LED Backlight Systems

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced new color active-matrix, thin film transistor (TFT) LCD modules for industrial applications with long-life, light-emitting diode (LED) backlight systems with a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) 1 of 100,000 hours (approximately 11.4 years). Developed by Toshiba Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
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2009-08-28

Electro-Matic Products Introduces Mass-Notification LED Display

Electro-Matic Products Inc. has introduced the latest high tech Mass Notification LED displays in response to the rising concern of safety and security among school campuses nationwide. These LED displays can work with existing mass-notification systems to make sure displayed messages reach everyone on campus. Together, this complete high-tech system will allow users to broadcast safety concerns, terrorism alerts, severe weather alerts, news, and any other emergency announcements within seconds to ensure the safety of the campus.
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2009-08-27

Mouser Electronics and DBM Reflex Lighting Solutions Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Mouser Electronics, Inc. recently announced it has signed a global distribution agreement with DBM Reflex Lighting Solutions. Mouser was chosen as DBM Reflex’s first distributor.
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2009-08-26

AC Electronics to Partner with SLI for the Exclusive Distribution of Lamps to Lighting OEM's

Dwayne Hillman, president of AC Electronics, announced today that AC Electronics and SLI Lighting products, the North American division of a Havells Sylvania, have entered into an exclusive lighting distribution agreement.
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2009-08-26

NORA Energy-Efficient Light Bar Uses Just 3.3 Watts per Foot

Nora Lighting introduces a new slim-line LED LightBar system that utilizes only 3.3 watts per foot, one of the most energy efficient linear fixtures available for home or commercial use. The fixtures are CA Title 24 compliant and Nora LED technology ensures a 10-year+ performance life. With an ultra-low profile (3/4 x 1/2 inch deep) and a range of cable and mounting options, the Nora LightBar offers optimal illumination in space-restricted areas and a variety of installation angles to meet every need. Popular applications include: under kitchen cabinets, cov...
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2009-08-25

DOE Invests $6.4 million in LED Research Programs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Monday announced four research programs to be funded under a $6.4 million program to fund solid-state lighting research. Three national laboraties and an Army lab will receive funds under the program for LED and organic LED research.  
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2009-08-25

Sol Inc. Donates Solar Lights to Local Boys and Girls Club

Sol Inc., a solar LED outdoor lighting supplier, donated two Greenway™ solar LED pathway lighting systems to the Boys & Girls Club of Martin County, Minnesota. The donation was recently featured in the Scripps Treasure Coast ‘Luminaries’ and the Treasure Coast Business Journal.
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2009-08-25

National Semiconductor Releases New White LED Driver with Dynamic Backlight Control

National Semiconductor Corp. today introduced the industry's smallest white light-emitting diode (LED) driver with dynamic display backlight control. The LM3530, a member of National's PowerWise energy-efficient product family, drives up to 11 high-current LEDs in series, illuminating larger displays in portable media devices such as smartphones. The LM3530 is offered in a 12-bump micro SMD package measuring just 1.615 mm x 1.215 mm x 0.425 mm.
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2009-08-24

Power Station Installs Dialight LED Solutions to Replace Conventional Industrial Lighting

A large power station in Australia recently finalized an agreement to be fitted out on a progressive basis for all future general area and lighting applications with Dialight’s SafeSite® and LEDPAK® industrial LED lighting fixtures.
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2009-08-24

Plextronics Raises $14 Million for Organic LED, Solar Technology

Plextronics, Inc., a U.S.-based technology company focused on OLED and organic solar technology, announced last week that it has completed a $14 million Series B-1 financing round to commercialize its technology in the LED lighting and solar markets.
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2009-08-24

ilumisys Grants Intellectual Property License to Light Emitting Designs for LED Fluorescent Tube Replacements

ilumisys, Inc., developer and producer of solid-state lighting technology, announced last week that it has granted a license for its LED fluorescent tube replacement patents to Light Emitting Designs of North Barrington, Ill.


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2009-08-21

Universal Display Awarded DOE Contract to Demonstrate OLED Lightingin for Under Cabinet Application

Universal Display Corporation announced that it has been awarded a $1.65 million, two-year contract from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate a thin, highly-efficient, white OLED lighting concept for under-cabinet applications.
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2009-08-21

Ultrathin LEDs Create New Classes of Lighting and Display Systems

(Photo by D. Stevenson and C. Conway, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois) Stretchable micro-LED display, consisting of an interconnected mesh of printed micro LEDs bonded to a rubber substrate.
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2009-08-21

Meyda Custom Lighting Unveils Energy-efficient LED Fused Glass Wall Sconces Handcrafted in the USA

Combining energy efficiency with stunning, unique decorative glass designs, Meyda Custom Lighting unveils LED Fused Glass wall sconces. Meyda Lighting is a division of Meyda Tiffany, the nation's leading manufacturer and designer of Tiffany lamps and stained glass lighting and accessories.
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2009-08-20

Vishay Announces New LED Graphics Displays with Drive Electronics and + 5-V HC CMOS Level Video Interface

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has recently announced two new 128 x 32 LED graphics displays with drive electronics and a + 5-V HC CMOS-level video interface. The new displays come in bright red (LEE-128G032B) and neon orange (LEE-128G032-1), are designed as replacements for the popular APD-128G032 plasma display module.
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2009-08-20

bulbs.com Announces LED Partnership with Nexxus Lighting

bulbs.com announced today that it has reached an agreement with Nexxus Lighting making bulbs.com the principal online distributor of the entire line of Array LED lamps and marking the entrance into the LED lighting market for bulbs.com.
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