2018-12-10

RealTerm Energy to Replace Streetlights with LED in New York State

Six municipalities of New York State have partnered with RealTerm Energy to for LED streetlights conversion. The municipalities of Great Neck, Newark, Nyack, Goshen, Florida and Piermont to replace their current HID (high intensity discharge) streetlights to LED lights. In 2018, Governor of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo announced Smart Street Lighting NY, the energy efficiency project of New York State which aims to install at least 500,000 LED streetlights in New York by 2025. Following the project, the streetlight conversion of the six munici...
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2018-12-06

【TILS 2019】EASLITE Introduce DOB Products

Product Introduction -DOB Easlite have world-leading technology. Our lights use DOB( Driver on Board). It means we combine the Driver with the light board, so that no external power driver (POWER) is needed to illuminate. With DOB, the lighting industry can be more advanced and easy to use. Easlite DOB can be solely used or directly on the lamps, such as airtight light, ceiling light, high bay light and street light.  Because of wide application range, all kinds of lighting fixtures can be brighten by Easlite DOB. Meanwhile, lamps are lighte...
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2018-12-05

Underground Coal Mines to be Future Vertical Farm with LED Lighting

Horticulture LED lighting has opened a new horizon for farming. Indoor farming, vertical farming and many other alternative ways to grow crops free the weather limits for food production. Now, British scholars at University of Nottingham suggested that abandoned underground coal mines could be suitable environments for growing vegetables. With hydroponic systems and LED lighting, crops can be grown in subterranean environments some advantages. For example, groundwater could be directly used in the hydroponic systems. Besides, crop production is unaffected by climatic or sea...
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2018-12-04

U.S. - China Trade War Truce Increases Uncertainty in the LED Industry

The LED industry has been involved in the trade war between the United States and China as LED components and related lighting products were included in the list of extra tariffs. LEDinside has been tracking the impacts of the trade war, which is believed to have led to the aggravation of oversupply in the LED industry. The two countries have recently reached a trade truce by suspending the new tariffs for 90 days. However, LEDinside believes that the delay would bring increased uncertainty into the LED industry. Figo Wang, senior analyst of LEDinside, pointed...
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2018-12-04

Eaton Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit with Two LED Lighting Companies

Eaton announced that it has reached a settlement in the patent infringement lawsuit it filed against Cordelia Lighting and Jimway. The settlement ends a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia filed in 2016. As part of the settlement, Cordelia and Jimway will receive a license to the Eaton patents asserted in the District Court case. (Image: Eaton Lighting) “Protecting the intellectual property in our innovative lighting portfolio is something we take very seriously,” said Kraig Kasler, president, Lighting Division, ...
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2018-12-03

Tridonic Provides Lighting Solutions for Mannheim Museum of Modern Art

Kunsthalle Mannheim (Mannheim Museum of Modern Art) was designed as an extension of the city of Mannheim, which is known as the “city of squares” because of its ordered structure of blocks in a chessboard pattern. The new cube-style museum building is therefore divided into smaller units with thirteen galleries interlinked by bridges, stairs and terraces. (Image: Tridonic) Some of the rooms are open up to daylight from windows and glazing units, while others appear as introverted cabinets and halls. The various room situations make the lighting design of the mus...
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2018-12-03

VividGro Relocates Its LED Fixtures Production Back to the U.S. to Diminish Impacts from the Trade War

VividGro, the horticultural LED division of Lighting Science, announced that it has built partnerships with U.S. suppliers to domestically produce LED fixtures with cost-effective solutions and has moved back its manufacturing lines back to the U.S. since the beginning of 2018. VividGro has relocated its production and assembly of all of its product lines in Rockledge, Florida, since the first quarter of 2018. Through strategic partnerships with domestic suppliers, the company has minimized its overseas sourcing and managed to create local job opportunities with its pro...
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2018-11-30

NEC to Sell Lighting Subsidiary in April 2019

NEC announced that it will remove the lighting business from its group and sell its lighting subsidiary, NEC Lighting, to a new company founded by Japan Mirai Capital on April 1st, 2019. According to the announcement of NEC, the intense price competition in the LED lighting market has led to deficit of its lighting business in the recent ten years. Therefore, NEC decided to withdraw the lighting business which the company has been running for more than six decades. (Image: pixabay) NEC began to produce fluorescent light since 1952 and established NEC Li...
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2018-11-30

London’s Illuminated River Project Powered by Signify

Signify has been announced as the connected lighting partner to illuminate up to 15 of London’s iconic bridges by 2022. In July, the City of London Corporation has passed a project, named “Illuminated River,” to incorporate the 15 bridges on the River Thames for setting up lighting installation. Signify won the contract to supply its Interact Landmark system and Philips Color Kinetics LED luminaires to light up the bridges with dynamic, artistic lighting effects via its centrally managed software. In addition, Signify will provide lifecycle services...
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2018-11-30

【TILS 2019】MEAN WELL Launches XLG-25/50 Series 25/50W Constant Power Mode LED Driver

For LED luminaires application, MEAN WELL officially releases the new generation waterproof LED driver series—XLG series. The whole XLG series, which has been highly expected by the market, covers from 25W to 250W. It can be used for LED Bay light/Street light/Horticulture lighting and flood light applications. XLG series applies the constant current and constant power design, which remarkably enhances the convenience of integrating model selection. The design of XLG Series makes the model selection easier and reduces the pressure of stock. (I...
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2018-11-29

Edison Opto’s Profit Grows following Its Shift to Automotive LED Lighting Modules

Taiwanese LED packager Edison Opto has shifted its business focus from LED lighting to LED automotive lighting modules due to the decreasing profit of its conventional lighting business. The portfolio adjustment has come into effect with the company reporting the highest profit margin in the past five year despite its lukewarm revenue performance. (Image: Edison Opto) Edison Opto posted a revenue of NT$ 639 million (US$ 20.71 million) for 3Q18 with on quarter decrease of 14% and on year decrease of 7.4%. However, the quarterly profit margin came to the highest p...
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2018-11-29

Cree Releases New Lighting System FLEX Series LED Troffer

Cree introduced a new lighting system which enables limitless lighting design for architects and lighting specialists. According to Cree, its FLEX Series LED Troffer offers an opportunity to LED replacement as recessed fluorescent troffers comprise 50 percent of all luminaires used in the U.S. commercial market, according to the Department of Energy. The FLEX Series LED Specification troffer, featured with its slim luminaire style, offers design flexibility to fits different ceiling type. With five customizable inner-optic choices, architects and designers ...
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2018-11-26

Lighting Products News: Thorn Releases Mounted Light and Zumtobel Upgrades Architectural Lighting System

Thorn Lighting and Zumtobel have launched new lighting products to improve their portfolio. Thorn debuted new wall light Katona which has 50,000 hour lifetime and is ideal for indoor and outdoor applications such as corridors, stairwells, entrance halls, and storage rooms. The mounted light is designed to withstand difficult environment conditions like humidity, dust or even accidental damage. According to Thorn, the new luminaire product also minimizes the accumulation of dirt and dust, ensuring easy cleaning and maintenance. Katona offers lumen outputs ranging from 1000 lm t...
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2018-11-22

Modern and Historic Landmarks of Shanghai Shines with Lighting from Signify

Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, has implemented its largest architectural lighting project in Shanghai. The project created a dynamic lighting for Shanghai’s waterfront, three bridges and over 40 buildings in the city. As part of the regeneration of the financial and tourist districts of Shanghai, Signify has installed more than 50,000 Philips luminaires. These illuminate buildings along the waterfront as well as the Yangpu, Nanpu and Xupu bridges. Signify’s Interact Landmark system is being used to control and manage lighting on building rooftops...
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2018-11-21

Lava Tunnel in Iceland Lit up with Anolis’ LED Fixtures

Czech-based Anolis Lighting has illustrated a fascinating lighting project in Lava Tunnel, Iceland. The creative lighting installation in the lava cave tunnel was designed by Agust Gunnlaugsson, a lighting designer at EFLA Engineers, using Anolis’ LED fixtures. “Lava Tunnel” is a spectacular lava tube tunnel - one of the longest in Iceland at 1360 metres, and around 30 metres wide in places, with up to 10 metres of headroom. Its majestic and intricate interior collage of colors and textures is the result of massive volcanic eruptions 5000 years ago....
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2018-11-20

MaxLite Implements Temporary Order Surcharge Implement due to Increased Import Costs

U.S.-based LED lighting products producer MaxLite has announced that it would begin applying a temporary order surcharge after November 19th due to the significant escalation in international shipping rates and materials. The company will add six percent surcharge on top of the base price to all orders, purchase orders and quotes. According to MaxLite, it will adjust or cancel the surcharge when vessel supply and import costs stabilize. Meanwhile, MaxLite underlined that the product pricing will remain valid until the end of 2018. ...
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2018-11-20

Heliospectra to Provide Horticulture Lighting Solutions to European Growers

Heliospectra, the Swedish horticulture LED lighting solution provider, has reported new orders from John Innes Center, a British research center, and F&M 2017 DOO, a Macedonian medicinal cannabis provider. UK-based John Innes Centre focuses on researches on plant science and uses speed breading to accelerate research on wheat and other crops. The institute has installed Heliospectra’s LED grow light for its research project and successfully speeded up the growing cycle of wheat. John Innes Centre has ordered new ELIXIA and EOS lights from H...
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2018-11-16

Osram Adds New LED for General Lighting

Osram Opto Semiconductor has announced a new LED, Osconiq S3030. The LED is featured with long lifetime and robustness to fulfill the demands of general lighting products. Osconiq S3030 targets mid-power market for outdoor and industrial lighting applications, providing high quality and durability in various operating conditions. The individual components provide flexibility in forward voltage and luminous flux with an exceptional lifetime of 75.000 hours even at high temperatures. Together with an optimized phosphor, lead frame and chip design, the development of the Osc...
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2018-11-15

Orion Announces Financial Results for Q2 Fiscal 2019

Orion Energy Systems reported results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2019 ended September 30, 2018. The company posted a revenue of US$ 13.2 million for 2Q19, down14.3% YoY and 4% QoQ due to lower sales through the distribution channel and delays of certain projects. Gross margin declined to 19.3% in 2Q19, compared to 23.5% in 2Q18. According to Orion, the business in the U.S. is progressing significantly with its automotive, retail and public sector customers. With its capability to provide tailored LED lighting solutions, the growth momentum of Orion com...
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2018-11-15

Lawrence Lin Appointed CEO of LEDVANCE

The LEDVANCE Supervisory Board has appointed Lawrence Lin as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of LEDVANCE. Lin, who most recently served as Chairman of the LEDVANCE Supervisory Board, will continue to drive the transition of LEDVANCE to become one of the global leaders in LED-based general lighting. Lin brings a successful track record and vast international management experience into his new position at LEDVANCE. In his latest role since 2015, as Executive General Manager at MLS, he was instrumental in...
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2018-11-13

Devoted in the European Lighting Market, WOFI Develops Diversified Channels for the New Era of LED Lighting

In recent years, with the development of LED industry becoming more and more mature, general lighting market has gradually become saturated, and major lighting brands have launched fierce competition in order to seize market share. Channel layout has become a key part of the competition for lighting companies. It is also an important way for lighting enterprises to improve product coverage, market share and market competitiveness. EVERLIGHT, as the benchmark for Taiwan’s LED packaging companies, knows the importance of channel distribution for lighting companies. ...
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2018-11-06

Rose Grower Uses LED horticulture Lighting from Signify for Dedicated Rose Spectrum

Porta Nova, a rose grower based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, is expanding its Philips GreenPower LED toplighting to trail a dedicated rose spectrum which will increase light levels year-round without increasing heat. The company decided to expand its invest of the lighting coverage to 5,000 square meters.
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2018-11-05

Signify Lights up World Flora Expo and Builds Smart Streetlight System in Taichung, Taiwan

The 2018 World Flora Exposition opened on November 3rd in Taichung, Taiwan. Signify has provided its lighting service to the pavilion of the Netherlands and helped to build the main installation art of the exposition. The company has also worked with the city of Taichung to set up LED streetlights with smart systems. 
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2018-11-05

Research Institute and AgTech Company Select Heliospectra’s LED Lighting Solutions

Heliospectra announced that a Spain-based medicinal plant research center and an AgTech company have ordered its LED lighting solutions. The production shipment of their orders is scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to Heliospectra.
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2018-11-02

DMF Lighting Says No Price Increases Due to Tariffs

DMF Lighting, a U.S. based LED lighting company has released a press release to emphasize that the company would not raise the prices of its products due to tariffs. The company addressed that it is committed to delivering the same products with value that customers have come to expect. According to DMF Lighting, the majority of its manufacturing facilities are located outside of China, making most of its products unaffected by the tariffs. Its supply chain is also not interrupted. “Our intention is to keep our prices at the same levels despite the Section 30...
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2018-11-02

Lighting Project at St. Peter’s Basilica by Osram to be Completed

Osram has kicked off a lighting project at St. Peter’s Basilica in October 2017. After a year of work, the project is going to be completed soon with the initial tests finished, according to the report of Lux.
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2018-10-31

Panther Vision Provides Lighting Solutions for Extreme Condition and Donates Products to NPO

Panther Vision, a manufacturer and distributor of lighted headwear, eyewear and safety gear, has provided its lighting solutions to assist in disaster relief efforts. The company has partnered with Team Rubicon, a nonprofit which provide immediate response to emergency situation caused by disasters.
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2018-10-30

Three Keys to Help Global Importers Win in the LED Market – LED Bulb Expert WELLMAX Provides Unrivalled Purchasing Experience

The Hong Kong International Lighting Fair is Asia’s largest and most influential professional lighting exhibition with the huge number of buyers and large trade volume. Every year at the Autumn Fair, the LED Bulb Expert- WELLMAX garners big success by offering customers excellent lighting experiences.
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2018-10-29

Heliospectra Reports Interim Management Statement for January – September 2018

Heliospectra AB, a Swedish lighting specialist for controlled environments horticulture, has presented its Interim Management Statement for January to September 2018.
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2018-10-29

Tesla LED Light Sources Supplier to Develop Mini/Micro LED Automotive Displays

Automotive LED light supplier Excellence Optoelectronics Inc (EOI) has reported its continuous yearly growth in the past three quarters of 2018 and announced that it plans to develop Mini LED and Micro LED displays for automotive applications and larger size displays. (Image: EOI) EOI has supplied its Flexible Uniflex rear lamp module and LED light sources for the center high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL) for Tesla Model 3. Currently it ships 5000-6000 units per week for Tesla Model 3 and the company is looking forward to increasing the shipment. Si...
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Some homeowners, commercial systems managers and outdoor lighting management companies have looked warily at smart lighting, in light of its being seen as a major departure from what was required for lighting control in the past. They need not... READ MORE

For the LED driver product line, wide AC voltage input range (180 ~ 528VAC) HVGC family, MEAN WELL now launches HVGC-650 series to offer more choices of high power products.

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