2019-06-26

GILE 2019: Visitor Numbers Grow and a Packed Event Program Proves a Hit

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) once again welcomed the world’s lighting industry to South China’s bustling metropolis. Concurrently held with Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology, the shows received 172,856 visitors from 133 countries and regions during the four-day trade fairs. Held from 9 ‒ 12 June at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, a total of 2,626 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions showcased the latest lighting and LED products, technology and solutions over 195,000 sqm of exhibition space. Th...
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2019-06-24

Africa Cup Arenas Illuminated by Signify

The Africa Cup of Nations 2019 kicked off on June 21 with the opening match at Cairo International stadium. Signify is providing the lighting to the stadium and four other stadiums that welcome the biennial international men's football championship of Africa. The tournament is hosted by Egypt and is held from June 21 to July 19, 2019. Signify announced that it was selected as partner to replace the old, conventional luminaires in the stadiums with new luminaires due to its unmatched experience in stadium lighting. Also, Signify’s lighting meets the stringent broa...
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2019-06-18

WELLMAX: Achieve HCL with Intelligence and LED Panel with LED Bulb Technology

According to the latest price report of LEDinside, the average price of LED bulb worldwide is in a downtrend as a whole, even though the price in some regions heats up thanks to their robust economy. Amid such a sluggish environment, many enterprises are confronted with severe challenge to survive, and some of them have even been phased out by the market. The LED Bulb Expert, WELLMAX, however, has held firmly its market share and achieved a revenue growth of 40% in 2018. On the opening day of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), LEDinside...
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2019-06-17

GILE 2019 Highlights Summary: Connected Lighting and Health Lighting Become Mainstream Applications

LEDinside observes that GILE 2019, which concluded this week, attracted a larger crowd of attendees than before, with more areas of applications for everyone’s perusal. Health lighting, horticulture lighting and other niche applications have become mainstreams to meet the rocketing demands of the market, appearing on the exhibits of several large companies. Also, the future development and technology upgrades of lighting became the focus of many seminars as they sought to address the deployment of IoT and 5G. Connected Lighting Merges with Infrastructure and Marches...
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2019-06-12

“Bulbized” LED Panel Downlight of WELLMAX Become a Rising Star of GILE 2019

The 24th Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE 2019) has officially concluded today. As part of Messe Frankfurt’s architecture and technology shows, the event has gathered more than 2500 exhibitors from 22 countries to participate. The renowned LED Bulb Expert, Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) attended the fair and debuted its innovative lighting solutions, attracting famous brands and buyers worldwide. Visitors around and inside WELLMAX’s booth Bulbized Sunflower LED Panel Formed the “Spotlight” After...
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2019-06-12

Covestro introduces innovative polycarbonate materials for LED general lighting industry

During Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2019, the most influential and comprehensive lighting and LED event in Asia, as one of the leading manufacturers of high-tech polymer materials, Covestro is introducing its polycarbonate solutions in LED Lighting Industry. The innovative solutions, including the lens material grade, Makrolon® LED5102, and diffusion material grades,Makrolon® DQ family, can be widely used for LED general lighting application such as road light, high bay light, tri-proof light,etc. Makrolon® LED5102 is a UV-stabiliz...
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2019-06-11

【GILE 2019】Taiwan Companies Invest in Niche Applications and Update Technologies to Keep Up with the Competition

Although LED and lighting are facing the two-pronged pressure of the competition in the industry and the trade dispute, GILE this year still saw bustling crowds of people. It was the worst of times, yet large exhibitions provided a platform and opportunity for industries to connect and collaborate. Participating suppliers and guests from all over the world invariably took ahold of this annual occasion and expanded their business opportunities from exhibition to exhibition. LEDinside made the trip to visit a few of Taiwan’s participating companies at this year’s G...
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2019-06-10

GILE 2019 Kicks Off! The Lighting Industry Envisages the Next Move in Innovation

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) 2019 commences with a grand opening at the China Import and Export Fair, and will be held from June 9 to 12. The event’s host, Messe Frankfurt, points out that GILE took up 19 exhibition centers in scale with 2500 companies from 22 different countries participating in this grand occasion. It has already been 24 years since GILE’s inception, and the competition is all fired up in the lighting industry thanks to maturely developed technologies. Under the economic impact from the trade war triggered la...
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2019-06-04

Tridonic Launches New LED Modules Delivering Lighting for Faithful Colors

When it comes to the presentation of goods, merchandise and works of art, the right lighting helps to create a special atmosphere and to delight viewers. However, different products, materials and colors require specific lighting moods. Tridonic offers a wide range of products for special lighting tasks; with the new LED modules in the seventh-generation SLE excite (EXC) series meeting the criteria for demanding applications in food, fashion and art. (Image: Tridonic) Tridonic’s broad portfolio of LED modules offers the right light for any object such as freshly...
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2019-06-04

Signify Achieves Sustainable Goal with Latin American Operations

The world’s biggest lighting company Signify announced its achievement of carbon neutrality for its Latin American operations, putting the company well on track to realize carbon neutrality for all of its operations in 2020. Since 2016, Signify already became carbon neutral in the US, Greater China, the Benelux, Middle East & Turkey, Canada, Iberia, UK & Ireland, France and Italy, Israel & Greece. The team in Latin America achieved carbon neutrality by reducing carbon emissions in 2018 by 22% including a reduction of 61% from air freight, 20% fr...
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2019-06-03

GILE 2019: THINKLIGHT Forum to Address Changes in the Lighting Industry

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) will kick off this weekend and is welcoming fairgoers to its THINKLIGHT event. This year the organizers have invited worldwide leading figures from the lighting community to contribute to the program through a lineup of talks, presentations and panel discussions. What’s next for lighting? The event program on the main stage will be completely comprised of panel discussions in order to bring together multiple voices and invite a greater level of discussion Signify, OSRAM and OPPLE will gather on stage...
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2019-06-03

Oldendorff Carriers Installs LED Lights on Its Fleet

Oldendorff Carriers, a German shipping company, announced that it has started to equip LED lighting for its entire fleet of bulk carriers. The shipping company has analyze the different LED lights and found that LED will boost lighting efficiency up to 80 percent in comparison with traditional lighting. After tests on 4 ships were completed, Oldendorff decided to switch to LED lighting with the positive feedbacks from aboard. (Image: Oldendorff Carriers) Oldendorff has finished the LED lighting installation on the first six ships and will continue to adopt L...
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2019-05-27

Report Says Exposure to LED Lighting Reduces Nutrition of Milk

LED lighting installed on supermarket shelves is killing the reducing key nutrients in milk and shortening its shelf life, according to a new report by researchers from Newcastle University. The report, titled “Milk: Light exposure and depletion of key nutrients,” shows that high-intensity lighting, such as that found in supermarket dairy cabinets, damages nutrition value of milk by degrading essential nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and Vitamin D. Researchers found that milk begins to lose vitamin A after two hours of exposure to LED...
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2019-05-23

Fluence by Osram Strengthens LED Lighting Solutions in Horticulture for European Market

Targeting the rising trend of indoor and vertical farming, horticulture lighting becomes a major focus for many lighting manufactures and Osram is one of them. The high tech company acquired Fluence Bioengineering, a US-based LED grow light supplier, in 2018. The company has launched LED horticultural lighting solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with supports by Osram. According to Osram, Fluence’s staple full-spectrum LED lighting systems enable growers to achieve higher yields and higher quality than traditional horticultural lightin...
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2019-05-21

WELLMAX to Present Technical Breakthrough – “Bulbized” LED Panel Lights at 2019 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

According to 2018-2019 LED Lighting Market Value Report by LEDinside, LED lighting products continue to go upward in the global market. Among all the fast-growing LED lighting products, LED panel light has grown most robustly driven by universal applications, which significantly brings huge chance to global LED traders. However, opportunity always goes with challenge, the growing demand of LED panel and downlight results in the increasing homogeneity of product solutions and fierce price war, leading to further a more competitive environment in the lighting fixtur...
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2019-05-21

LED and Lighting Firms to Showcase Innovative Lighting Solutions at LIGHTFAIR International 2019

Starting today on May 21, LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2019 is taking place in Philadelphia this year. Leading LED and lighting companies across the world including Cree Lighting, Current by GE, Osram and more are presenting their latest lighting technology and innovative products at the event. Connected lighting, human centric lighting and architecture lighting are focuses of the international firms. Cree Lighting, now fully owned by Ideal Industries, will showcase its new product portfolio for indoor, outdoor and intelligent lighting at LFI 2019. Fo...
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2019-05-21

Get Ready to Witness a Lighting Spectacle at LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN

The 7th edition of the much-acclaimed show will be held from June 27-29 in Bangkok this year, and will witness a gathering of notable stakeholders from the LED lighting world. LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN is revered as one of the most popular shows in the ASEAN region. Over the last six years, its organisers have taken the show to new heights, adding some highly relevant and significant facets to its organisation. It is targeted at showcasing the best-in-class lighting innovations and technologies, and will work as a platform for bringing together the who’...
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2019-05-20

Lumileds Transforms White Light Color Tuning and Enables Next Step in Human Centric Lighting with LUXEON Fusion Technology

Lumileds launched LUXEON Fusion, a technology that delivers white color selection while streamlining fixture manufacturing. Combining the needs of many tuning technologies, including dim to warm and dynamic tuning for human centric lighting, LUXEON Fusion addresses color temperatures from 1,800K to 10,000K with high color-rendering index (CRI) (>90 over 95% of range) and high color fidelity. According to Luminleds, LUXEON Fusion enables the next step in human centric lighting. When lighting hospitals, restaurants, offices or retail venues, designers often...
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2019-05-15

LEDinside: Lighting LED Package Products Prices Drop by a Small Margin in April, with Suppliers Searching for a Way out Via Niche Market Development

LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, points out in its latest price report that China's mainstream high-power and mid-power LED package products registered a marginal drop in April, 2019, among which lighting LED package product prices continued their descent through April, with high-power products dropping by around 1%, and mid-power LED products dropping by 1%-4%. TrendForce Analyst Terri Wang asserts that suppliers are continually capitalizing on niche markets to carve a way out of this ditch. Lumileds, for example, added a new 120° dome-shaped product ...
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2019-05-14

Cree Completes Sales of Its Lighting Business to Ideal Industries

Cree announced that it has closed sale of its Lighting Products business unit (Cree Lighting) to Ideal Industries. The transaction includes the LED lighting fixtures, lamps and corporate lighting solutions business for commercial, industrial and consumer applications. Cree revealed the sales agreement of its lighting business with Ideal Industries in March. After selling Cree Lighting, the LED company announced its plan to invest US$ 1 billion to expand its silicon carbide capacity to meet the growing demand for silicon carbide and GaN-on-silicon-carbide technolog...
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2019-05-09

【2019 TILS】LED Lighting Moves to Smart and Professional Applications

Taiwan International Lighting Show kicked off on May 8th in Taipei with the theme “Smart Design, Enlightening Life.” The event welcomes its 10th anniversary with more than hundred exhibitors showcasing their innovative LED lighting applications. As LEDs are commonly applied in general lighting, lighting companies have turned their focus to professional lighting, smart lighting and human centric lighting. By combining adjustable features of LEDs with smart control, LED lighting can be further optimized for advanced applications. MEAN WELL, the...
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2019-05-09

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike LEDs Adopted by Grevin Museum in Paris

Seoul Semiconductor announced that its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs have been adopted by RAMO, a LED lighting manufacturer in France, for downlight fixtures used to illuminate wax figures the Grevin Museum of Paris. Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs produce light that closely matches the spectrum of natural sunlight. The natural spectrum LEDs were co-developed through the combination of Seoul Semiconductor’s optical semiconductor technology and Toshiba Materials’ TRI-R technology, which defines its o...
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2019-05-08

Focal Point Partners BIMsmith to Expand Architectural Lighting Design Resources

Focal Point, a North American manufacturer of commercial lighting solutions, announced its partnership with BIMsmith to expand its suite of free digital Building Information Modeling (BIM) resources for the global architecture and building design community. The partnership involves the addition of more than 150 Focal Point lighting product models to BIMsmith Market, a free cloud platform for architects, designers and contractors to discover and download building product data for use in their design projects. BIMsmith Market simplifies the product research and selec...
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2019-05-07

Orion Lighting and BC Energy Solutions Complete LED Lighting Upgrade Project

Orion Energy Systems (Orion Lighting), LED lighting and energy project solutions provider, and Arizona based energy solutions firm BC Energy Solutions, announced that they have completed US$4.9 million in LED lighting upgrade projects across nine states in the U.S. funded in part by helping clients secure nearly US$1.3 million in electric utility rebates from October 2018 to March 2019. The rebates provide added financial incentives for companies to prioritize their investment in converting to LED lighting systems and controls. In aggregate, the utility reba...
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2019-05-06

OSRAM LS CEO and WELLMAX CEO Visit the State Key Laboratory of Solid State Lighting

Last week, Mr. Herbert Willmy, CEO of OSRAM Lighting Solutions, together with Mr. Wang Yamin, CEO of Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) and WELLMAX’s top executive team, visited the State Key Laboratory of Solid State Lighting (SKL), a world-class LED lighting research center with complete series of cutting-edged testing equipment and the strongest R&D capability. The group has a field tour of the SKL laboratory and held a talk on the future development of the whole lighting industry. OSRAM CEO and WELLMAX C...
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2019-05-02

Signify Illuminates a New Identity for London with Its Connected LED Lighting

As the lighting partner for London’s Illuminated River project, Signify updated the progress of the exciting lighting art and how connected LED lighting creates a novel identity of the city. Iain Byrne, Project Manager of Illuminated River Project at Signify, addressed that urban lighting and architectural lighting serve as powerful tools in building impressive images for city landmarks. “Light is one of the most powerful means of breathing new life into cities and metropolitan areas and is becoming more and more of a focus when it comes to urban design and...
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2019-04-24

Signify Strengthens Its Industry Leading Position with Connected Lighting and Professional Lighting

Signify presented its cutting-edge technologies in lighting and optical communication in “Signify innovation Day” in Taipei, Taiwan. The lighting company showcased its latest developments in connected lighting, Interact IoT platform, horticulture lighting and LiFi at the event, demonstrating the current trends in the global lighting industry. The world’s largest lighting company changed its name from Philips Lighting to Signify in May 2018, marking a transforming milestone for the Dutch company. John Wang, Senior Vice President of Signify and Pres...
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2019-04-19

Luminis Supports Lighting Design for LEED-certified Building in Quebec

Luminis provided its LED lighting fixtures to the lighting design project at the Rivierè-des-Mille-Îles Park in the city of Laval, Quebec. The natural attraction encompasses an array of natural forest, waterways, marshland and coastline and welcomes over 150,000 visitors annually. Luminis’ high performance Syrios LED fixtures were selected to illuminate the welcome center both inside and out. The project’s lighting designer capitalized on the Syrios family’s flexible design potential, integrating a combination of exterior wall-mounted, and ...
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2019-04-19

WELLMAX Continues Its Expansion Pace with Supports from Global Clients

The first session of 125th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) has concluded at Pazhou International Exhibition Complex in Guangzhou today. During the five-day exhibition, the LED Bulb Expert- Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) continues to be the busiest one among 25,496 exhibitors, leading the trend of the Spring Canton Fair by delivering its in-depth thoughts on LED trend and rolling out its latest R&D achievement. The most influential brand at Canton Fair WELLMAX’s booth packed with people all the time during the fi...
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2019-04-18

Zumtobel Supplies Lighting Solution for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

The Zumtobel Group provides the illumination for the Milton Keynes headquarter of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. Included in the headquarter is MK7, a vibrant new space in the factory that has been created to provide a unique, immersive and exciting environment. As part of the Team Supplier agreement between Zumtobel Group and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, the lighting group’s Zumtobel and acdc brands have provided the perfect ambience in which to showcase the racing cars and graphics in the versatile and dynamic MK7, whilst also creating the ideal illumination...
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TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE

The German chemistry giant BASF has revealed its development of dark automotive paint colors that are reflective to LiDAR for enhancing the detecting function of autonomous cars. LiDAR plays a critical role to the development of autonomous veh... READ MORE