2012-09-17

LED Manufacturers Calls for More Support from DOE

A delegation of stakeholders in LED manufacturing have met with US Department of Energy officials to plead their case for increased support in solid-state lighting R&D and manufacturing, with their key message that SSL offers greater energy conservation and return-on-investments (ROI) than renewable energy technologies that get much more backing. Pushing for the added US backing is a delegation of SEMI members and other industry stakeholders with origins in the FALCON Lighting Consortium, led by Philips Lumileds and SEMI members Applied Materials...
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2012-09-13

Everlight Expects to Receive Bright Revenue in Q3

Everlight expects to see promising Q3 prospects in mainland China , with LED lighting projects to peak there. The firm posted US$ 52.56 million in August revenue, a two-year high, with Q3 operations expected to better the second one. An executive pointed out that 8% of corporate revenues in the first half came from LED lighting, with such figure to exceed 10% annually, and rising gross profit margin (GPM) in the second half also relying on LED lighting due mainly to predicted increasing shipments. The company has been ambitiously deploying cross-strait sales ch...
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2012-09-13

Toshiba Donates LED Lighting to Illuminate Buddhist Temple

On Sept. 12 , Toshiba Group has donated and installed LED lighting and a photovoltaic power system to illuminate the Golden Hall at Chuson-ji, a Buddhist temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Iwate Prefecture. The lighting will be switched on at a ceremony at the temple on Sept. 22. Lighting engineers from Toshiba Group companies designed and developed non-intrusive fixtures and lighting for the hall. Chuson-ji in Tohoku, and it is the most famous of five sites making up the Hiraizumi World Heritage Site, a complex of temples and gardens. The temple...
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2012-09-12

Tesco Starts Full-scale LED Lighting Deployment

Tesco will start full-scale LED lighting deployment in its Express supermarkets this week, a move the company said will cut 30% energy consumption compared with similar stores. All external signs at the Loughborough store, as well as lighting on the sales floor and in staff areas, feature LEDs. Meanwhile, the store's cold rooms, fridges and freezers are also lit by LEDs. The only part of the store not to feature the cutting-edge technology is the bakery oven, where the company found temperatures are too high for LEDs to function. Emmily Sjölander, environme...
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2012-09-12

MHA Lighting is a double finalist in the prestigious Electrical Industry Awards 2012

AWARD winning lighting manufacturer, MHA Lighting has been named a finalist in both the Energy Efficiency Initiative of the Year and Innovative Lighting Product of the Year categories, in the prestigious Electrical Industry Awards 2012.   The winners will be announced at a ceremony held on Thursday 25 October 2012, at The Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London.   This fantastic double marks MHA’s inaugural entry into the industry-acclaimed Electrical Industry Awards.   Now in their platinum year, The Electrical Industry Awar...
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2012-09-12

Digital Lumens Expands Intellectual Property Portfolio with Additional Patent for Distributed Intelligence in LED Lighting

Fully Integrated Control Technology Maximizes Efficiency and Savings to Redefine Lighting Category Digital Lumens has secured an additional patent for its distributed LED control technology, which continuously optimizes energy usage and forms the core of the Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System™. This breakthrough approach fundamentally redefines lighting to deliver the greatest energy efficiency in the market. The patent further cements Digital Lumens’s market leadership in intelligent industrial lighting. “We’re proud that the P...
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2012-09-11

Philips Predicts Global LED Lighting’s Production Value to Reach US$66.67 B. by 2020

According to Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., the market scale of LED lighting system to reach US$66.67 Billion by 2020. J.S. Bo, general manager of Philips Taiwan, says LED lighting (not including LED epitaxy and assembly) accounts for 20% of corporate revenues from lighting, and is expected to grow in the second half, during which Philips supplies 10~15% of global LED lighting. Philips’s market share in LED lighting exceeds 20% worldwide, higher than the firm’s 15% share in traditional lighting. Philip’s industrial research sh...
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2012-09-10

PolyOne Therma-Tech™ Solutions Replace Metal in New LED Lighting Applications

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, announced that Finland-based Kruunutekniikka Oy, a leading manufacturer of solid-state LED lighting systems, has adopted Therma-Tech™ thermal management solutions to replace aluminum in its recently patented Coolics™ LED light fixtures. The PolyOne solution helps Kruunutekniikka Oy optimize its manufacturing processes and improve overall productivity. “These metal-replacement solutions manage heat while also providing the design...
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2012-09-07

Indian Electronics For You Magazine Announces New Innovation in LED Lighting

According to a report published in Electronics For You magazine, a flagship publication of EFY Group, the single factor that puts LED lighting out of the reach of masses today is the high initial cost.   Therefore, the dream of every player in the LED lighting industry today is to create a commercially-feasible LED lamp that is equivalent to a 60W incandescent bulb, saleable at a cost of $5 to $10. The efficiency and light output of LEDs are increasing exponentially, effectively doubling every 36 months, in line with Moore's Law. LED efficiency, colo...
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2012-09-07

Everlight’s Earnings will Grow along with Shipments Increasing

Thanks to lighting product sales increasing sharply as a result of reduction of LED prices and increased acceptance of LED lamps by consumers, Everlight’s Q2 earnings jump twofolds QoQ. The company earned NT$0.55 per share in Q2, more than double the NT$0.2 per share it made the first quarter. In the first half of 2012, the company had total after-tax net income of NT$302 million (US$10 million at US$1: NT$30), dwindling 66% year on year. The earnings were diluted into NT$0.75 per share. The company’s spokesman, B.Y. Liu, estimated the com...
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2012-09-05

LED lighting in Russia Market keeps growing

Source from Russian business consulting web site has shown that, the demand for  LED lamps in Russian market in 2011 has been increased two times as 2010, which is attributed to the implementation of the policy and residents' shopping interests. According to a report on the summary for LED lighting market in 2011 and outlook for 2012-2015 which issued by one research, mostly of LED lamps in Russian market come from Russian Distribution Companies, which place orders from Chinese company for cheap products and then attach their own trademark to sell. There are on...
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2012-09-04

UK Comes to the Final Phase of a Ban on Incandescent Bulbs Since September1

Starting from September1, the final phase of a ban on traditional light bulbs coming into effect in Britain, meaning retailers would no longer be able to order new stock, and consumers will soon be unable to buy 40W or 25W bulbs. Due to incandescent bulbs waste 95% of energy used as heat, the EU directive decides to ban them for decreasing the energy consumption of products. Defra said the technology "has not changed for over 100 years and there are much more efficient alternatives available". However, some people are expected to avoid the ban by seeking out &quo...
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2012-09-04

Six Tips about LED Bulbs

1. Incandescents are dead. As manufacturers phase out traditional light bulbs that don't meet new federal standards for efficiency, the first to go are 100-watt bulbs in 2012. The phase-out continues with 75-watt bulbs in 2013 and 60-watt and 40-watt bulbs in 2014. You could substitute halogens or compact fluorescents CFLs, but LEDs will take you straight into the future of lighting. LEDs have been used in flashlights and reading lights for years. 2. Long live LEDs. Well-designed and -manufactured LED bulbs are rated to last 25,000 hours, or at least 22 yea...
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2012-09-03

Six LED Giants Set up The Connected Lighting Alliance

Recently, global LED giants including Philips, GE Lighting, LUTRON, Osram, Panasonic and Toshiba has jointly set up The Connected Lighting Alliance, to be dedicated in providing wireless lighting solution around the world. Currently, customers get caught in wireless lighting solution which is incompatible. To solve this problem, The Connected Lighting Alliance will be engaged in developing steady eco-friendly wireless lighting control system by building up a platform to communicate with people who are responsible for making standards and regulators, to make wire...
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2012-09-03

The Ban of the Incandescent Bulbs Campaign in UK Takes Place

The phase-out of incandescent light bulbs Since September, 40W and 25W incandescent bulbs are no longer to be sold as EU directive aimed at reducing the energy use of lighting came into force.   Similar bans have come into effect in respect of 60W and 100W incandescent bulbs over the past three years. The restrictions are predicted to save 39 terawatt-hours of electricity across the EU annually by 2020. According to the European Commission, around 85 per cent of EU household lights are considered to be using too much electricity and, households could be expected...
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2012-09-03

Campaigners Warn Light-bulb Ban Caused Health Risk for ill-health People

A European ban on incandescent bulb takes effect in the UK since 1, September, despite the move to energy-saving bulbs has been widely welcomed, campaigners have warned that there are concerns about the impact on people who are sensitive to LED lighting. Seeks an exemption for those who suffer ill-health Campaigners warned two million people in the UK face increased risk of health problems. They can aggravate light-sensitive medical conditions such as the auto-
immune disease lupus, bring on nausea and migraines, and can even cause skin to burn. As a result, Edinburgh...
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2012-09-03

Neo-Neon Benefits from Inspiring News

Lately, Neo-Neon Holdings Co., Ltd has released pieces of good news for developing a unique module-manufacturing method that can decrease product costs as well as its plan to buy back 94.24 million treasury stocks. Besides, its subsidiary, Neo-Neon LED Lighting International Ltd., has been listed among the LED-lighting suppliers entitled to receive the Chinese government’s subsidies. A unique module-manufacturing method The new method includes chip-on-board packaging, integration of light device on PCBs, and standardization of thermal design and connector po...
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2012-09-03

Everlight Starts to Contract Manufacturing Service for LED Lighting

Recently, Everlight’s spokesman B.Y. Liu has said that the company is developing a two-pronged strategy for its LED luminaire business, including contract manufacturing operation and brand name operation. It’s the first time that the company decided to provide contract manufacturing service to brand name luminaire suppliers after introducing its own-brand lighting fixtures in 2011. According to Industry executives, through contract manufacturing service Everlight has proved that price competition in the LED-luminaire market has grown intensive, pushing brand ...
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2012-08-31

Philips Predicts LED Lighting Could Save Africa up to $10bn a year

According to a research study undertaken by Philips’ market intelligence team, Africa could save up to $10-billion in energy costs annually – more than 50- million tons of carbon and the equivalent energy output of 35 power stations, if the continent were to switch its existing lighting to LED solutions. These figures are only estimated under on-grid lighting, where electricity is present. If LED solutions combine with the latest innovations in battery and solar developments, they can provide practical and sustainable light for about 600-million Africans who curren...
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2012-08-31

Indian University Makes LED Lighting Retrofit to Save Energy

Bangalore based M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), one of India’s most  prestigious educational facilities for engineering, has made a complete lighting retrofit to make it a more eco-friendly facility , using eco lighting company Carbon Reduction Technology since June 2011. There were over eight thousand internal LED lighting units were fitted in all classrooms and corridors across the facility plus a range of external LED street lights around the Institute. As a tribute to the Indian nationality of the Institute, the facade of the buil...
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2012-08-30

Acuity Brands New Video Series: The Secret To Intelligent Lighting

Acuity Brands Premieres Smart + Simple Lighting Solutions Videos   Video series showcases the multiple benefits of integrated, intelligent lighting for indoor applications.   Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) has produced a series of five videos exploring the practical integration of intelligent LED luminaires and digital controls for interior applications. The Smart + Simple Lighting Solutions video series provides insight on how lighting with embedded controls can be easily tailored to a specific application, while monitoring and responding to the imm...
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2012-08-30

Philips Lights up New Zealand’s Premier Sports with Colored Lighting

Royal Philips Electronics announced that its lighting up Eden Park, New Zealand’s premier sports ground with energy efficient lighting.  All over the world, our highly efficient lighting solutions turn stadia into iconic ‘theaters of dreams’ while delivering the best possible experience for people in and around the arena. Philips was asked to provide a floodlighting solution that would work for both rugby and cricket as each has different lighting needs. Philips was also asked by Eden Park Trust to present a high-impact way of illuminating the new sout...
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2012-08-30

India Seamless New Subsidiary Makes Inroad into Lighting Market

India Seamless group, a Pune-based small aircraft manufacturer, has make inroad into consumer lighting business by a new subsidiary LightO Technologies which aims to penetrate the markets in India, Sir Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. Rajiv Goel, chief financial officer of Indian Seamless group, has disclosed that, “We have launched more than 100 products under Lighto brand in LED and decorative lighting, compact fluorescent lamps category in the Indian market.” and Goel said the lighting product range starts from Rs 90 and goes up to Rs 18,000. The Rs...
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2012-08-30

The 2013 Mustang GT Features OSRAM’s LED System Fog Lamps

OSRAM Automotive Lighting has debuted its LED JOULE® module on a popular and much-anticipated vehicle: the 2013 Mustang GT. The Mustang GT features the first LED fog lamp in the US based on OSRAM's standardized LED system. The grille-mounted hybrid reflector-projector system complements the Mustang's styling DNA. It is the highest volume LED forward lighting application in the North American market. The light source comes from a common OSRAM LED platform – demonstrating scalability across different applications an...
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2012-08-30

Dialight secures $1M order for Indonesian Copper & Gold Mine’s LED Lighting

Dialight announced it has secured an order for almost 2,000 LED lighting fixtures to be supplied for a new underground conveyor system for an Indonesian copper and gold mine. The customer, a recognized leader in international mining operations, chose Dialight’s LED fixtures for their longevity and reliability in harsh environments.  Dialight’s fixtures are resistant to shock & vibration common in these applications, and ultimately improves safety for the mine workers with reliable and enhanced illumination. The project consists of a combination of Duro...
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2012-08-29

Shanghai to Work out New Law to Tame Bright Lights near Homes

Glowing LED screens may add extra charm to the city's nighttime skyline but also can turn into a luminous nightmare to people living near the screens. A local law is expected to take effect later this year to set maximum degrees of brightness allowed from such facilities to control light pollution. The local parks and greenery bureau, one of the watchdogs in charge of outdoor lighting facilities, said yesterday a draft for the future Urban Outdoor Lighting Regulation has already been completed and was expected to pass before the end of 2012. Officials said it would re...
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2012-08-29

Oree, the Planar LED Lighting Pioneer Strengthens its Commercial Presence

New VP of Sales and Marketing Dirk Pieter Smedema Will Lead Global Initiative   Planar lighting pioneer Oree announced it has strengthened its management team by appointing Dirk Pieter “DP” Smedema as Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Mr. Smedema, a 20-year veteran of the lighting market, will, based in Europe, oversee the company’s newly-expanded network of sales representatives in Europe, China, Japan and Korea, in addition to the sales and marketing staff at Oree’s headquarters in Israel. This strategic expansion follow...
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2012-08-29

Master-Planned Community Masters Energy-Saving Street Lighting with GE Evolve LED Fixtures

When Lake Nona pursued a vision to line its Southeast Orlando streets with new lighting, the 7,000-acre, master-planned community needed to match exacting aesthetic guidelines to leading-edge technology. Community leaders found their answer in GE Lighting’s Evolve™ LED Contemporary Twin Support Post Top and Evolve LED Roadway fixtures. Combined, the energy-saving street lighting fixtures will consume approximately 253,000 fewer kilowatt hours (kWhs) of electricity a year as opposed to traditional high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting – a $27,00...
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2012-08-29

Arrow Electronics Becomes Global Distribution for Intematix ChromaLit Remote Phosphor

Arrow Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Intematix Corporation to deliver ChromaLit™ remote phosphor components for LED lighting. Compared to conventional LED designs, where blue chips are coated with a phosphor compound, ChromaLit, now available through Arrow Electronics, uses a phosphor composite separated from the blue LED energy source. This architecture provides reduced system costs, more efficient manufacturing processes, exceptional light quality and up to 30 percent higher system efficacy. “Intematix ChromaLit remote ...
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2012-08-28

Three California Cities Go Green with Efficient Lighting

Three cities including Yucca Valley in San Bernardino County's Morongo Basin, Goleta on the Santa Barbara coast, and South Lake Tahoe in Eldorado County have made full use of a California Energy Commission program to help spread municipal use of better lighting. In Yucca Valley, the CEC helped the city replace more than 1,000 older fluorescent lights and their ballasts with more efficient "T8" tubes, which can reduce energy consumption by up to 5 watts per bulb. The city also replaced lighting in exit signs with LED bulbs. The upgrades were don...
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