2012-07-06

ElectroniCast Predicts LEDs used in SSL General Lighting Global Market to Achieve 4.6 billion units in 2012

According to ElectroniCast Consultants' report, entitled “LEDs Used in General Lighting : Global Market Forecast and Analysis (2011-2021) ", only 10% of the LEDs used in General Lighting were attributed to Interior lamps in 2011. However, by 2021 the relative market share of LEDs in Interior lighting is forecast to reach 39%. The firm also says the worldwide volume of packaged LEDs in solid-state lighting general lighting will reach nearly 4.6 billion units in 2012. The global consumption value of component-level (packaged) LEDs in SSL...
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2012-07-06

Lumenpulse Teams up with Technolite to Expand South East Asia LED Lighting Market

Lumenpulse Inc. has developed a strategic partnership with Singapore-based Technolite, to expand Lumenpulse’s presence in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Brunei and the Philippines. As exclusive partner, Technolite has been supplying Lumenpulse's range of LED lighting fixtures to the Singapore market since 2011. Technolite also offers technical and commercial assistance ensuring that architects, designers and engineers are actively supported. The move to expand the relationship will ensure the Lumenpulse brand and portfolio is strongl...
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2012-07-05

DOE Releases Report: LEDs Are Most ‘Environmentally Friendly’ Lighting

A report from Department of Energy has turned out that LED lamps have a slight environmental edge over compact fluorescent lamps and a significantly lower environmental impact than incandescent lighting over the lifetime of the products. Titled “LED Manufacturing and Performance,” is the second part of a DOE project to assess the life-cycle environmental and resource costs in the manufacturing, transport, use and disposal of LED lighting products. It has concluded that the life cycle energy consumption of LEDs and CFLs are similar — about 3,90...
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2012-07-05

SIMTech Utilizes Liquid Forging to Develop High-powered LED Lighting

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) is under the process of developing high-powered LED lighting for homes and offices by a new manufacturing system called ‘liquid forging’. Chua Beng Wah, lead researcher on the project explains how the team pooled forging and casting to develop the liquid forging method, subsequently using it to manufacture high-performance LED heat sinks. The process also enables unified production of intricate light fixtures (to increase surface area) and heat sinks, significantly reducing the manufacturing costs. ...
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2012-07-05

Philips Designates GoldBio as Its Certified LED Horti Partner

Recently, Philips has signed a partnership contract and agreement with Gold Biotechnology Inc., a supplier of molecular biology research chemicals based in St. Louis, MO, to designate GoldBio as a certified Philips LED Horti Partner. Under the partnership, GoldBio will expand its market reach beyond an already broad base of chemical reagent users, while providing Philips with a key avenue into the research market for its innovative LED products. GoldBio brings to the partnership a multitude of long-standing relationships with research institutions and universi...
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2012-07-04

Taiwan LED Manufactures Gets Increasing Orders from Mainland China

As Guangdong government has come out the policy to make LED transition within three years in public place, Taiwan LED manufacturers including Epistar, Unity Opto Technology have received increasing LED lighting orders from mainland China. Meanwhile, Taiwan companies such as Everlight and AcBel Polytech Inc. are actively building marketing channel in Guangdong. According to the policy issued by Guangdong government in May, the city will forced to promote new LED lighting installation in public place within three years. It’s considered to be the stronge...
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2012-07-04

Philips Brought Solar-powered LED Road Lighting into Nigerian Market

Philips Electronics recently has brought in efficient and cost effective solar powered road lighting solution into the Nigerian market. According to The Communication Manager, Nick Kelso, the Solar Gen2 offers customers a highly energy-efficient LED solution, which is superior to any conventional lighting and allows for a lamp post spacing of up to 50 meters, much wider than with other solutions, while at the same time complying with stringent EU road lighting standards (ME3). By charging street lighting during the day, Solar Gen2 can also supplement the capacity of t...
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2012-07-04

SmartWatt Energy’s LED Helps Stewart’s Shops for Energy Saving

SmartWatt Energy, an energy efficiency firm headquartered in Albany, NY, has helped Stewart’s Shops, a family and employee-owned chain of convenience stores in Upstate New York for saving nearly $78,000 per year in total lighting costs after a lighting retrofit installed at their corporate headquarters in Saratoga Springs, NY. This project will pay for itself in just 16 months. SmartWatt Energy conducted a construction-grade energy audit of the facility, including: offices, loading docks, laboratories, storage and freezer space, then engineered a plan to replace t...
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2012-07-04

Marl International Injects £150,000 in LED Lighting Investment

UK Company Marl International has announced to inject £150,000 to double its manufacturing output at its site in Ulverston, Cumbria for the LED lighting market. The announcement brings the investment made by Marl in its UK manufacturing facility to £270,000 altogether. The production line has been specially modified to handle PCB boards of up to 600mm long, which are commonly required to replace conventional lighting products. Marl is not only ramping up its output of LED lighting modules that act as a direct replacement for much less efficient lightin...
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2012-07-02

Epistar Invests US$ 166.7 Million to Become World’s Top LED Epitaxy Manufacturers

According to Epistar’s chairman B.J Lee, the company will invest NT$ 5 billion (US$ 166.7 Million) in expanding production, making it become one of the top two LED epitaxy manufacturers in the world, next only to Nichia. At the company’s recent shareholders meeting, Lee said although the company’s production lines are fully booked, 20~30% of orders have yet to be filled up. If the company fails to carry out the plant expansion project, other competitors in the market will have the opportunity to grow, and therefore it has decided to launch large expansio...
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2012-07-02

Kelington Group Targets at China's LED Market

Kelington Group Bhd (KGB), which dedicated in ultra-high purity gas and chemical infrastructure, has targeted to China's LED market. According to Group president and chief operating officer Ong Weng Leong, the company already had LED jobs in China but expected to capitalise further on the growth prospects there. Meanwhile the company had also done jobs for companies in Malaysia, but felt that the prospects were no where near as great as China. According to reports, Chinese lighting market reached US$12.2bil (RM39bil) in 2010, accounting for 15.4% of the ...
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2012-06-29

CHINASSL2012: The Development Path of LED in a Post-Crisis Era

“We find it difficult to conduct foreign trade business of LED lights because the customers have greatly beaten down the prices, for example, the price of spotlights (3W) has fallen from $5.80in the first quarter to $3.50. The profits of our enterprise have constantly declined, and the market competition is really suffering,” said a foreign trade manager of a small micro-LED enterprise in Shenzhen. From the realistic perspective, he thought that display screen business would be more profitable than lighting, and that a host of China’s LED enterprises were stu...
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2012-06-29

Brookshire Brothers 72 Stores Install GE’s LED Lighting

General Electric is supplying LED products to Texas-based grocery store chain Brookshire Brothers’ 72 stores, for a lighting efficiency upgrade. Once installation is complete, it should save the stores $235,000 annually. Re-lamping of linear fluorescent lighting fixtures is now complete at 69 Brookshire Brothers locations. The grocery chain has replaced 32-watt bulbs with GE’s more energy-efficient 28-watt T8 tubes in approximately 450 four-lamp fixtures in each of its 30,000 sq ft supermarkets. Ballasts have also been replaced with GE’s high-eff...
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2012-06-29

Urban Health Plan Installs American Made Independence LED Lighting for Energy Saving

Urban Health Plan (UHP) has purchased a comprehensive range of LED products totaling $350,000, from Wayne, PA based firm Independence LED for energy saving. This community health center began construction on a 54,000 square foot addition to its main site at 1065 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY, and it wanted to ensure that the building was energy efficient . "This LED initiative is in line with a key aspect of our Vision to 'focus on incorporating state of the art technology'. It also aligns well with one of our seven core Values 'Innovation'...
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2012-06-28

Epistar May Boost Factory Utilization and Lift Gross Margin this quarter

According to Epistar’s executive, the company expects a turnaround this quarter, thanks to strong demand for LED TVs and LED lighting would help boost factory utilization and lift gross margin significantly to more than 20 percent. That would end two straight quarterly losses for Epistar, after the company lost NT$515 million (US$17.19 million) in the first quarter and NT$620 million in the final quarter of 2012. Epistar said the prospects for next quarter have never looked better. The company’s chairman Lee Biing-jye told Unique Satellite TV af...
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2012-06-28

Lite-On Said to Instead of Lextar for Philips Supplier

Sources from industry executives have released that Lite-On Group takes the place of Lextar as Philips contract supplier of LED lighting. It’s a huge order that Lite-On has won from international big name company since it entered into alliance with Epistar and mainland Chinese lighting fixture makers. Under Philips contract, Lite-On will supply LED packages and modules, Epistar will provide chips and some mainland Chinese manufacturers will supply light fittings. According to Lite-On executives, the company’s revenue for the second quarter would su...
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2012-06-27

Panasonic Announces to Enter LED Market in Mainland China

According to Japanese media, Panasonic schedules to enter LED lighting market for residential application in mainland China, with the release of two ceiling lights and sixteen downlights, and plans to increase the number of product to sixty in 2012. In addition, the company will focus on selling high quality products and aim at middle class and rich class market. Therefore, the price will be more expensive than products made by mainland manufactures. What’s more, apart from manufacturing LED lightings in "Beijing factory" which currently is major in fluore...
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2012-06-27

Osram Opto Semiconductors Launches World’s Brightest Blue LED for Emergency Vehicle Lighting

With the Oslon Signal, Osram Opto Semiconductors provides a new LED that currently boasts the world’s brightest blue light. Made using a special thin-film chip technology, the Oslon Signal can be operated even at a high current while providing a sustained, powerful, bright blue light. This powerful blue light that lasts even throughout long journeys is crucial for the signal lights of the police and emergency services. Oslon Signal – the brightest blue LED on the market – provides powerful and visible signal lighting for police and emergency service...
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2012-06-27

LED Will Open a New Chapter in Auto Interior Design according to HELLA

According to HELLA, a supplier of automotive lighting and electronic systems, LED lighting technology will significantly change the look and feel of automotive interiors in years to come. Dr. Herbert Wambsganss, director of engineering, HELLA Interior Lighting Systems, thought that ambient LED lighting will open an entirely new chapter in automotive interior design."Drivers will see significant changes in automotive interior lighting within the next five years -- changes that will improve comfort levels and enhance brand awareness." HELLA predicts...
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2012-06-27

A Large LED Conversion will take place in Sharp’s Offices

Officials from Sharp have disclosed that the company plans to replace all 190,000 fluorescent lights in its offices and factories in Japan with LED lights to cut power consumption. The work will start later this month at Sharp's head office in Osaka and some other facilities. In addition, at offices and plants in the Kansai region, where the power supply is expected to be tight this summer, some 60,000 lights will be replaced with LEDs before the end of June. It will take several months for the electronics maker to complete the replacement work. And fully shifting ...
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2012-06-26

Taiwan and Mainland China Sign Three MOUs on LED Cooperation

Recently, Taiwan and mainland China have signed three memorandums of understanding (MOUs) in Taiwan over LED cooperation, for creating common LED brands to tap global markets. The three agreements address co-setting technical norm and standard for LED lighting, cooperation on LED technology development and demonstration projects of trial LED lights, and assessment and demonstration of LED lighting application projects in Shanxi Province and Harbin City. According to Wu Ling, the Secretary General of China Solid State Lighting Alliance, after sign...
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2012-06-26

Taiwan Photonics Festival Gains over US$1.5B Deals

Taiwan Photonics Festival has taken place on June 19-21 at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall run by the quasi-official Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). According to co-organizer Photonic Industry Technology & Development Association (PIDA), Taiwan Photonics Festival 2012, which was composed of co-located Opto Taiwan, LED Lighting Taiwan, Solar Taiwan and OptoComm Taiwan shows, over US$1.5 billion of deals had been secured at the four shows. PIDA pointed out that over 660 individual buyers fr...
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2012-06-26

Germany Trade & Invest Focuses on LED Market

Aiming at an expected double digit annual growth through 2018 for German LED lighting industry, Germany Trade & Invest has announced to center on LED technologies. Germany Trade & Invest experts, who will be at this year's LED/OLED Expo in South Korea from June 26 until June 29, have said that LED and OLED companies are well positioned for the next growth phase within the lighting industry. Jonathan Schoo, electronics and microtechnology expert at Germany Trade & Invest in Berlin, pointed out that, "The energy revolution in G...
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2012-06-25

LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou Highlights: The Demands for LED Lighting will keep Increasing

LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou organized by LEDinside and Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, as well as co-sponsored by CNLEDW.com ,has grandly opened at the Chinese Export Commodities Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B, Room #8 on June 11, 2012. This LEDforum has invited global LED market leaders from Osram, Philips Lumileds, Seoul Semiconductor, Henkel (China), Lextar, Aixtron, Veeco Instruments, KLA-Tencor and Laytec to give wonderful presentations.   Dr. C.L. Liu from TrendForce Corp. gave an opening speech Louis...
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2012-06-25

UNEP Reports Efficient Lighting would save US$110b a year Worldwide

According to a UN-led study published at the Rio+20 summit, efficient lighting would save US$110 billion (RM330 billion) a year worldwide. Based on the figures coming from an assessment of 150 countries, the UN Environment Program (UNEP) and the Global Environment Facility, in conjunction with the International Energy Agency (IEA) have released the report. According to the report, yearly savings in phasing out incandescent bulbs and making other simple changes would amount to around five percent of global electricity consumption. It would reduce worldwide ou...
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2012-06-25

GE Lighting Makes LED Retrofits in Florianópolis and John Lewis

GE Lighting’s LEDs have recently brighten Florianópolis, the capital city of Santa Catarina, Brazil, for the City’s anniversary and John Lewis , a household name of department stores in the UK, for the retailer’s new build and refurbishment program. Florianópolis Celebrates the City’s Anniversary with New LED Public Lighting Florianópolis, the capital city of Santa Catarina, Brazil, inaugurated the first phase of its new LED lighting project in March along the bicycle lane on Beira-Mar Norte, the city’...
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2012-06-25

Shenzhen Absen Optoelectronics Supplies Integrated LED Contract Service

Shenzhen based LED Company Absen Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. in mainland China, has announced to supply integrated services by using its self-sufficient design and development capability integrated with its proprietary LED technologies to LED-lighting contract buyers. Founded in 2001, the company has injected capitalization of RMB63.16 million (US$10.02 million at US$1:RMB6.3) to make LED backlights and LED lighting products. In 2010, the company opened a business unit dedicated to LED lighting operation, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and ser...
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2012-06-21

Chinese BOE and IRICO Announce to Tap into LED Lighting Market

Recently, Chinese two major display manufacturers BOE and IRICO tap into LED lighting market. BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., a famous supplier of display products and solutions in China, has announced the release of new Organic EL lighting and LED lighting. The company has determined to enter into household lighting market with "Warm" and "Comfort", "Quiet", "Humanity" concept to untilize LED technology to create a comfortable space. In addition, IRICO, dedicated in LCD monitor, PDP and organic EL...
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2012-06-21

Philips Calls for Africa to Support New LED Solutions

A research by Philips has shown that Africa would save up to N1.63 trillion ($10 billion) in energy costs annually, more than 50 million tonnes of carbon and the equivalent output of 35 power stations, if the continent were to switch its existing lighting, currently run on diesel and fuel which gulps a lot of money to new LED solutions, even as these figures only include on-grid lighting where electricity is present. According to Nick Kelso, senior communications manager, LED solutions when combined with the latest innovations in battery and solar developments provide practic...
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2012-06-20

TÜV SÜD Joins DOE’s LED Lighting Facts Approved Labs

TÜV SÜD has joined LED Lighting Facts which is a voluntary pledge program sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), to assure that LED lighting products are represented accurately in the market. And LED Lighting Facts only accepts test reports from Testing Laboratory Partners on the Approved Testing Laboratories list, starting June 1, 2012. TÜV SÜD America, baked by the global TÜV SÜD organization, has been approved to supply manufacturers with the data they need to submit for the LED Lighting Facts...
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