2020-08-10

TrendForce: Newly Infrastructure Reconstruction Drives Market Demand, 2024 Smart Street Lights Market Scale Reaches USD 1.1 Billion

TrendForce’s latest 2020 Global LED Lighting Market Report- Light LED and LED Lighting Market Trend shows that, by 2024, the global LED smart street light market scale will expect to reach US$ 1.1 billion with CAGR of 8.2% during 2019-2024. (smart street market scale, only including lamp luminaire and single lighting control system.) TrendForce analyst Christine Liu indicates that downstream LED lighting demand is highly related to macroeconomic development. Although there exist many uncertainties under the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, go...
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2020-07-14

GE Current Introduces New Product Extensions for Easier Sign or Signage Installation

GE Current, a Daintree company, has unveiled two extensions to its Tetra family, as well as a third generation update to the Select TX™ that improves loading by 25%. (Image: GE Current) The Tetra® Snap features a snap design that allows sign makers to snap LED modules into an aluminum extrusion. This design eliminates the need for screws, and allows users the flexibility to customize the product choosing between three different light levels, hitting a maximum 1,000 lumens per foot. Combined with Current’s patented OptiLens X optical design, this ...
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2020-06-22

Vertical Farming Program to Address Food Education and Health Diet in Jersey City, U.S.

The City of Jersey City in the U.S. is launching the municipal vertical farming program together with vertical farm technology supplier AeroFarms and World Economic Forum. The program is aim to support healthy diet for people living in area and spark awareness. The initiative will establish 10 vertical farms throughout Jersey City located in senior centers, schools, public housing complexes, and municipal buildings. The 10 sites will grow 19,000 pounds of vegetables annually using water mist and minimal electricity. The food will be free to the public. (Image: AeroF...
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2020-06-04

24/7 Access to Innovative LED Technologies with Samsung’s Virtual Lighting Exhibition

Breaking the social activity limitation brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Samsung launched an online virtual lighting exhibition to fill the need for more consumer-facing product presentations with innovative new strategies. The Virtual Lighting Exhibition now offers a 24/7access to Samsung’s updated lighting solutions for manufacturers, supply chain partners and end users. Samsung said that this online booth provides a platform where virtual visitors can access the most current Samsung LED technologies and products. Users can find segmented product lineups grouped...
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2020-06-03

CALI and Zhaga Sign Liaison Agreement to Advance LED Technology Progresses

The China Association of Lighting Industry (CALI) and the Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) have signed a liaison agreement which entered into force by May 1, 2020. (Image: LEDinside) The two parties said in their joint press release that LED technology has improve radically in the past decade and changed the lighting industry. Dedicating to standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires, Zhaga sees the progress and identified areas of mutual interest with CALI. Thus they agreed to structure and strengthen their relationship and to foster closer cooperat...
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2020-06-01

Learn How to Identify Truly ‘High Quality’ Suppliers online

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the biggest challenge to international trade after the financial crisis in 2008. When most of commercial activities are moving online, international purchasing becomes harder than ever for buyers to import since a purchasing decision must be made directly online without face-to-face communication. Through our recent investigations on hundreds of professional overseas buyers, the biggest worry for them turns out to be the quality issue during the process of oversea procurement online, because a quality issue brings potential risks of damaging brand re...
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2020-06-01

Tallest Skyscraper in Southeast Asia Illuminated by Osram

The tallest building in Southeast Asia currently locates in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The 461.5-meter-high building, Landmark 81, is recently lit up by Osram subsidiary Traxon e:cue and LK Technology. (Image: Osram) The intelligent dynamic lighting system on the facade of Landmark 81 is provided by Traxon e:cue. More than 12,500 sets of Traxon luminaires are pixel precise controlled and managed by the e:cue Light Management System. A variety of products are incorporated into the structure including customized LED Dots, Monochrome Tubes, several e:cue B...
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2020-05-28

Rising Lighting Applications You Can’t Miss in Post-pandemic Era

In 2020, people all around the globe are living in ways that we would never have thought because of COVID-19 pandemic. Majority of the world population has spent most of their time at home with lockdown policies and to avoid infection in the past few months. Even now that several areas have lifted up the restriction, people’s lifestyle is likely to change forever. Lighting applications, which highly related to our daily life, reflect the changes of people’s behaviors. LEDinside is thus seeing some rising trends in the lighting industry in response to the impact of ...
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2020-05-25

LED Lighting Products Free from Tariffs with UK’s New Tariff Regime

The British government announced the new tariff regime as it is exiting the EU. The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) was introduced last week to replace the EU’s Common External Tariff on January 1, 2021. With UKGT, LED lamps will be free from tariffs as the new regime aims to support sustainable economy. (Image: Pixabay) According to the UK government, the UKGT is tailored to the needs of the UK economy and will simply nearly 6000 tariff lines to reduce administrative cost. In order to back green economy, tariffs on over 100 items related renewable ...
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2020-05-25

Signify to Meet New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations with Its Lighting Products

Signify announced that its lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that has taken place in the lighting industry. (Image: Signify) The new Ecodesign regulation combines the current three EU regulations on lighting into one. It introduces stricter energy efficiency requirements. Together with the new regulation on Energy Labeling it means that the energy labels for al...
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2020-05-14

Vertical Farm Companies Invest $10 Million for Setting up Vertical Farming Facilities in North Canada for Food Production

Canada-based Elevate Farms announced its agreement with North Star Agriculture for an initial build-out commitment of US$ 10 million to bring vertical farming and ‎‎‎production of leafy green vegetables, to northern Canada including Yukon and other isolated northern territories. Elevate and North Star have agreed to develop and construct a series of automated large-scale facilities (CEF Facilities) dedicated to the mass ‎production of leafy green plants implementing, among other techniques, the use of patented ‎LED lighting, moving grow ‎boxes a...
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2020-05-12

US-based Turner Construction Purchases Heliospectra LED Lighting Solutions for Upcoming Greenhouse Projects

Horticulture lighting technology supplier Heliospectra announced that it has received a new order from Turner Construction in Miami, Florida, USA, for greenhouse projects. The order will be delivered in May 2020. Turner Construction is one of the biggest construction company in the U.S. and provides design, construction, and installation services for multiple commercial-scale greenhouse projects across the United States in 2020. The Heliospectra ELIXIA 600W LED light will support the growth of crop in a wide variety of growing environments to insure quali...
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2020-05-11

LED Lighting Supports Sustainable Fishing and Protect Local Habitat

LED lighting technology helps to enhance sustainability not only by reducing general energy consumption, it also prevent wildlife in many ways. Recently in Alabama, USA, a turtle-friendly LED lighting is installed in the Gulf Coast to protect a wide variety of sea turtles living in the area. Also, Bangor University in the UK found that attaching LED lights to big holes in net can guide non-target species to escape and significantly reduce bycatch. Alabama’s Gulf Coast with beautiful beaches attracts more than five million visitors annually with visitors. And...
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2020-04-21

Abu Dhabi to Invest 100 Million to Initiate Vertical Farm Projects

The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) will invest US$100 million to four agri-tech companies to set up high-tech agricultural facilities in Abu Dhabi including the world’s largest vertical farm for R&D and other production farms to solve the challenge of local food production. The ADIO partners include AeroFarms, Madar Farms, RNZ and Responsive Drip Irrigation (RDI). AeroFarms from the U.S. will build a new 8200 square meter indoor vertical farm focusing on R&D and commercialization of relevant local crops by leveraging its expertise a...
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2020-04-17

Signify and NEMA Highlight the Essentiality of Lighting during COVID-19 Crisis

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) in the U.S. and lighting company Signify published press releases to state the importance of lighting under the threat of COVID-19 pandemic. (Image: Pixabay) NEMA and members of its Lighting Systems Division addressed that lighting and lighting system manufacturers are essential businesses and requested that all government agencies should exclude lighting and lighting systems device manufacturers from stay-home policy to fully support the requirement of public’s needs for lit, safe, and secure envi...
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2020-04-16

SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Cover Story: WELLMAX Becomes the Export Champion of Lighting 2019

Amid tensions over the trade war in the past year, the global market for international trade has been greatly shaken, causing a fiercer competition in industries. The same is true for the lighting industry. However, when most companies are bogged down by the product homogeneity and price war, the LED Bulb Expert Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) has created a 20% annual revenue growth. The company, surpassed several time-honored enterprises in Shanghai, was honored as the Export Champion of Lighting Products in 2019. Yamin Wang, WELLMAX Chairman and fou...
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2020-03-24

Lighting Companies Including GE Current and LEDVANCE Sponsor Free LED Lights for Coronavirus Remote Site Testing

The National Lighting Bureau (NLB), through its members, is offering free LED lights for the remote sites being set up across the U.S. to test for the coronavirus. (Image: Pixabay) The Bureau provides its services to the public free of charge with the funding of the organization's sponsors, which include individuals, professional societies, trade associations, labor unions, manufacturers, and agencies of the U.S. government. The participated associates include: BIOS Lighting Finelite GE Current, a Daintree Company Healthe by Lighting...
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2020-03-11

Orion Lighting Introduces Bacteria-Fighting LED Fixtures for Public Areas

Orion Lighting highlighted its offering of specialized lighting solutions to combat bacteria, fungus, mold and mildew in high-traffic areas such as schools, healthcare, foodservice and fitness facilities, including high-risk areas such as bathrooms, waiting areas, locker rooms and other public spaces. Orion’s ISON™ LDRMH1 LED Fixture Features Britex™ Anti-Microbial Fixture Coating, Plus an Option to Add VioSafe™ Anti-Microbial Light Technology Orion’s solutions utilize a combination of proprietary technologies, including its B...
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2020-03-04

Signify Completes Acquisition of Cooper Lighting Solution and Expands Solar Lighting with Its Hybrid Charging Technology

Signify announced that it has completed the acquisition of Cooper Lighting Solutions from Eaton on March 2, which follows the schedule set by the two companies. Signify also introduced its new integrated charge controller which enable solar-powered lighting. Signify reported the purchase of Cooper Lighting Solutions from Eaton in October 2019 for US$ 1.4 billion with the aim to strengthen its market position in the North American lighting market. (Image: Pixabay) Meanwhile, the Dutch company launched the new integrated Philips Combo Charge Controller which e...
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2020-02-25

Energy Focus to Supply LED Lighting for the U.S. Navy Fleet with $3.4 Million Contract

Energy Focus, a U.S. LED lighting company, announced that it has been awarded a contract valued at approximately US$3.4 million to supply tubular LED lighting products to the U.S. Navy by Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), a combat support agency in the U.S. Department of Defense with more than 26,000 civilian and military personnel throughout the world. The Company expects to deliver on the contract beginning in the second quarter of 2020 with completion expected by year-end. James Tu, Chairman & CEO of Energy Focus, said, “This contract refle...
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2020-02-21

2020 Global Smart Residential Lighting Market Outlook

According to the latest report of 2020 Global LED Lighting Market Outlook- Light LED and LED Lighting Market Trend-1H20 issued by LEDinside of Trendforce, with the development of technology, mature products, active promotion of manufacturers and popularization of smart lighting concepts in 2019, the global smart lighting market has entered a stage of rapid development, with the market size approaching USD 10.7 billion. Among them, smart residential lighting accounted for 29% of the global smart lighting market in 2019, reaching USD 3.11 billion. Currently th...
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2020-02-14

Signify Supplies Football Lights with Less Impacts on Natural Lives for Red Bull Football Academy

The training grounds of the Red Bull Football Academy in Salzburg, Austria have been outfitted with environmentally friendly floodlights from Signify and STICH. Providing their students with superior training in optimal conditions is their number one goal, but the academy also sought a way to carry on late-night and early-morning trainings that weren’t disruptive to the nocturnal creatures populating the surrounding area. (Image: Signify) Artificial light from outdoor facilities often create light pollution for nocturnal animals and insects, altering the night...
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2020-01-31

LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2020 Opens Door to Technological Transformations For Lighting Industries

MEX Exhibitions in collaboration with IMPACT Exhibition Management is going to launch the 8th edition of LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN, the UFI approved event and ASEAN’s Largest International Exhibition on LED Products & Technology. Featuring cutting-edge LEDs, smart lighting and energy saving solutions, as well as a leading industry knowledge platform for modern entrepreneur, this trade exhibition will be held from 24 to 26 June 2020 at Hall 5 - 6, IMPACT Exhibition Centre, Bangkok, Thailand. More than 250 exhibitors and 8...
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2020-01-30

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition celebrates its 25th anniversary in June 2020

25 years onwards, the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) has evolved into Asia’s most distinguished lighting fair. While GILE debuted with a humble 96 Chinese exhibitors in 1996, its last edition in 2019 demonstrated the fair’s considerable growth over the years with over 2,600 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions.   2020 marks the 25th edition of the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition which will be held from 9 – 12 June 2020 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. The past 25 years not only ...
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2020-01-21

Light with High Brightness May Cause Eye Damage, Says Researcher

A research team in Taiwan measured lamps in the market and found that nearly all the desk lamps are too bright that they may damage the eye. Jwo-Huei Jou, professor at Taiwan’s National Tsing Hwa University (NTHU), and his team consisting of student from Shu Guang Girl's Senior High School and Ho-Shin Chen and NTHU, measured that white CFL with a color temperature of 5600K at an illuminance of 101 lux permits 29-minute reading time, and white LED of 5300K at 196 lux permits only 13 minutes. Situation would become worse with a blue light-enrich...
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2019-12-26

Companies Continue Their Transformation in 2019

Many companies of the LED industry initiated their organization or business restructuring since 2018 and their rebuilding have come to an end in 2019. In 2018, we have seen companies announcing sales of their old lighting business and diving into new areas. By the end of 2019, most of the companies are ready to enter a new page with the coming 5G connection and more. Again LEDinside would like to wrap up the year with some of the significant events in the past year. 1. Cree Concentrates on GaN-on-Sic Products, Cutting Lighting Business Cree has been shifting its...
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2019-12-25

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Illuminated with Zumtobel’s Tailored Lighting System

The Guggenhein Museum in Bilbao, Spain, recently refurbished its lighting system with solutions provided by Austrian lighting company Zumtobel. The spectacular building of the museum is characterized with slanting walls, intersecting building elements and sloping or rising ceilings, marking a challenge for lighting design. To meet the museum’s technical and financial requirements, Zumtobel developed a custom-made product that can be used as a wallwasher, spotlight, very narrow spotlight and projector. (Image: Zumtobel) The most important lighting task in the museu...
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2019-12-19

Shuji Nakamura Awarded Renewable Energy Prize by University of Lousiville for LED Lighting

A pioneer in sustainable energy technology, University of California-Santa Barbara materials professor Shuji Nakamura, has won the 2019 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy from the University of Louisville. The prize recognizes outstanding renewable energy ideas and achievements with proven global impact. Nakamura is recognized for scientific innovations and commercialization of efficient solid-state LEDs. His innovations have enabled efficient use of energy, reduced the burden on the environment and helped create sustainable lighting worldwide. In March ...
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2019-12-17

Strategic Alliance between WELLMAX and SAMSUNG Creates Infinite Possibilities in LED Industry

In common sense of people, “one plus one equals two” seems to be an unquestionable truth. But in the fields of philosophy as well as commerce, the conclusion could be different. One plus one can be greater than two, based on the examples we have witnessed in the past few years. In 2005, the co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs made a historic announcement that Apple would start using Intel processors in Macs. Powered by Intel chips, Mac took a huge leap in its performance and configurability, catapulting into the global market and bringing huge profits to Apple. In...
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2019-12-11

GE Current Provides Durable and Efficient Lighting Solution for Petrol Station Chain

After being sold to American Industrial Partner, Current by GE changed its logo into GE Current, a Daintree company. The company shared its lighting case for Circle K with its petrol station network in Ireland. According to GE Current, petrol station environments present a unique set of challenges to sign makers. Besides bright, vivid signage that need to be illuminated at both day and night, they are also more likely to register higher levels of air pollution such as sulphur dioxide (SO2) and other particulates which can combine with moisture to damage any electroni...
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The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has prompted the large-scale search for practical solutions that can prevent the spread of the deadly virus — from researchers and scientists committed to finding a solution, to the manufacturers and consu... READ MORE

Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE