2012-06-19

Taiwan Yuan Chan Mao Launches LMK LED Lights

Taiwan Company Yuan Chan Mao Co., Ltd., which spins off the LED lighting sector from aluminum-product processing, has launched several unique LED lighting products under its own brand name LMK. The new product features impact resistance, static proof, lightening proof, no thermal module, and low turn-on temperature of minus 20 degrees Celsius. According to the company’s general manager, C.M. Kao, LMK-branded lights have passed verifications by UL of America, and registered annual light degeneration rate of barely 3%. The lamps are dimmable, 80% more e...
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2012-06-19

SL Green Make LED Makeover on 16,000 NYC Lighting Units

SL Green Realty Corp. is under the process of replacing more than 16,000 antiquated lighting units with LED lighting in 21 of its New York City properties. According to the company, lighting comprises 30 percent of a building's typical energy use. LED lighting reduces energy use by more than 55 percent. As a result, it expects LEDs will save the company more than $630,000 in annual energy use. Date back to March 2012, SL Green installed 7,500 LED units within sixteen suburban division (Reckson) buildings, totaling more than 2.5 million square feet in its...
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2012-06-19

LED Lights Bright up University of Michigan-Flint

The University of Michigan-Flint has completed the installation of new LED lights. According to the company, 22 new lights have been installed at Parking Lot A (which is near the Recreation Center) and other adjacent areas. Thanks to the new lights, the university saves tens of thousands of dollars on their annual energy bill. Also, the efficient new lights are expected to cut down on maintenance costs. Additionally, the lights can cut back on light pollution because the light is directed downward. According to the university, the areas in front of the library and outs...
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2012-06-18

Large Manufacturers to Benefit Most from Chinese Subsidy Program for LED Lighting

Chinese central government is to release a subsidy program worth 2.2 billion yuan ($346 million) in early July to promote the use of energy-saving lamps and LED lighting, which experts said will speed up the industry's consolidation.  The subsidy for the lighting industry is part of a national subsidy plan involving 26.5 billion yuan in total for consumption of household electrical appliances, aimed at expanding domestic demand and boosting energy conservation. The plan was disclosed by the State Council on May 16. Wang Hong, director of the Engineering Research ...
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2012-06-18

LED Street Lighting Saves 85% Energy

An independent two-and-a-half-year global pilot of LED lamps in 15 trials across 12 cities including New York, London and Kolkata, has found that LED street lighting can generate energy savings as high as 85%. The programme also indicates that citizens of pilot cities prefer LED lighting, citing social and environmental benefits. The findings of LightSavers are presented for the first time in a new report entitled, Lighting the Clean Revolution: The Rise of LED Street Lighting and What it Means for Cities. The report explores the global market status and...
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2012-06-15

China Electric Benefits from Increasing Shipments from China and SE Asia

Taiwan-based China Electric Mfg. Corporation has seen banner revenue growth, mainly driven by exploring overseas markets for LED and traditional lighting in central, southern China and Southeast Asia in 2012. A China Electric executive has confirmed that the company has started delivering LED bulbs in small quantities along with traditional lights to Southeast Asia since June, with shipment to increase monthly. In addition, the executive says that the company’s LED bulbs come with chipsets licensed by U.S.’s CREE and Japan’s Nichia, so ...
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2012-06-15

Philips LED Lighting System Light up Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge

A new advanced LED lighting system from Philips Color Kinetics (PCK) has lit up The Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge. Inspired by the 2010 United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) where he learned about the benefits and applications of LED lighting, forward-thinking Corpus Christi Mayor Joe Adame has worked with Philips, to turn the 60-year-old bridge into a signature attraction for the city. With its steel truss spanning 620 feet and sitting 138 feet above the ship channel, the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge is now a prominent display in the city's...
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2012-06-14

Traxon Technologies illuminates National Stadium, Warsaw, host of the 2012 European Soccer Championship opening game

When the whistle blows at the opening match of the 2012 European Soccer Championship on June 8, Warsaw’s National Stadium will shine brightly, enhanced by the latest LED lighting and control technology. Poland, one of the tournament’s host countries, relies on Traxon’s experience in illuminating sporting venues to capture the world’s attention. The dynamic lighting concept of the new stadium’s façade was developed by Lichtvision, Berlin. The goal was to create a landmark which can be seen from the upper ancient centre of Warsaw, leadi...
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2012-06-14

China Silian to Form Lanzhou High-tech Industrial Base

China Silian Instrument Group has signed a cooperation agreement with the municipal government of Lanzhou on building high-tech industrial base in northwest China on June 11.   Built on a total of RMB 1 billion, the project is expected to be settled in the New District of Lanzhou and devoted to the construction of production line for LED lighting equipment, HD television set-top box, urban heating meter and solar power system devices.   For LED industry, the project will focus on the construction of 10 production lines for LED fixture assembly and 10 p...
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2012-06-13

FSP Enjoys Big Shares in Japanese LED Power Supply Market

The world’s No.5 power supply vendor, FSP Group has supported a considerable percentage of LED lighting power supplies for leading hotels, department stores and hypermarkets across Japan. According to the company’s executives, due to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed a nuclear power plant, Japan is suffering 10-15% power shortage. Japanese consumers surge to use energy-saving products as LED lamps.   Thus Japanese LED power supply market has brought new opportunity to FSP. And LED lighting power supplies account for 6-8% of ...
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2012-06-12

Honeywell Calls to Speed up Globalization of LED Lighting

Some analysts have predicted that LED will dominate lighting market by 2015. However, the US manufacturer Honeywell thinks predicted date of 2015 for market domination by LEDs is too late, and calls for an immediate global switch to LED lighting. According to John Storey, global business director of LED Lighting for Honeywell, lighting accounts for roughly 19% of global energy production, and a switch to LEDs would be cost effective for companies. “Currently, around two thirds of lighting is based on older, energy wasting technologies developed before 19...
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2012-06-12

Panasonic LEDs Light up the Tokyo Skyline

The Tokyo SKYTREE is lighting up by Panasonic LEDs, symbolizing the start of a bright new future for Japan. Located in the Oshigami district of central Tokyo, the historical heart of the Edo region, the SKYTREE stands at an astounding 634m, giving visitors to the tower a previously unseen view of the city.   The LED lighting used on the SKYTREE has been supplied by Panasonic. The color design scheme of the lighting reflects the traditional Edo roots of the region, with a pale blue, representing the Sumida River, and a royal purple, known as &...
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2012-06-08

LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou to Kick off on June 11

LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou is to kick off with industry heavyweights at the Chinese Export Commodities Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B, Room # 8 on June 11th. Organizer :       Co-organizer: Date : June 11, 2012 Time : 9 am – 5 pm Venue : Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex (Please enter directly from Area B) Overview This time, LEDforum 2012 will provide a perfect platform to interact with global LED market leaders from Osram, Philips Lumileds, Seoul Semiconductor, Henkel (China), Lextar, Aixtron, Veeco Instrume...
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2012-06-08

Philips Mexicana Joins Forces with Alsea to Support Lighting Sustainability

Philips Mexicana and Alsea, the operator of fast food, cafeterias and casual dining in Latin America, announced an unprecedented sustainability initiative in Mexico. Considering an approximate investment of MXN $33 million (approximately more than USD 2 million), eight months of research and six months of implementation, new Philips LED lighting technology has been deployed in more than 700 Alsea’s restaurants including Domino´s Pizza, Starbucks, Burger King, Chili´s, California Pizza Kitchen, P.F. Chang´s China Bistro, Pei Wei As...
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2012-06-05

Taiwan CHIMEI Cooperates with Waseda University to Enter into Japan Market

Taiwan CHIMEI has announced to kick off LED lighting in Japan market with the partnership with Japan Waseda University Institute of Bussiness. According to CHIMEI, its LED desk lamps are sold in Japanese large stores such as Bic Camera Inc, Amazon.com.
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2012-06-04

Everlight Expands Its LED Lighting Sales in Mainland China

Everlight has benefited several LED streetlights contracts from mainland Chinese provinces of Guangdong, Jiangsu, Sichuan and Hebei in addition to talks with the mainland's big retailers over promoting the company's LED light bulbs in the mainland. These contracts are under the mainland's subsidization program for consumptions of indoor and outdoor LED lights. According to Everlight Chairman Y.F. Yeh ,the mainland poses lucrative business opportunity for LED streetlgihts, given Jiangsu Province's contracts to buy RMB6 billion (US$952 million)...
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2012-06-01

Philips Lighting Calls for Urban Planners to Use LED Lighting

Philips Lighting in Bali has hosted the “city.people.light” event to suggest urban planners to use LED lighting solutions to address urban development and sustainability challenges to improve people’s quality of life. With the current global rate of switching from conventional lighting to LED lighting for street illumination estimated to be only 3 percent, urban planners have been urged to speed up the use of LED lighting to avail of the energy savings and city beautification benefits to become more efficient, harmonious and iconic. Globally, lighting co...
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2012-06-01

Edison Opto will Showcase the HR Series Products and the EdiLex Spot Light Module (SLM) at Guangzhou International Lighting Fair 2012

Edison Opto, a Taiwanese leading Manufacturer in high power LED market, has successfully developed a novel technology which provides high performance, high luminous flux and high CRI into HR series products. Besides, Edison Opto has introduced the products which fit the specifications of Zhaga-EdiLex Spot Light Module (SLM). Edison Opto will participate in the Guangzhou International Lighting Fair 2012 and showcase their latest LED products and the applications of Edison LDMS plan (Lighting Design Manufacturing Service). Edison Opto has success...
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2012-05-29

Guangdong Province to Complete LED Lightings Transition in Public Places Within 3 Years

The government of Guangdong Province has held a meeting to discuss on LED lighting application in public lighting area on May 28. Based on the project of promoting LED lighting in Guangdong which was announced on May 23, the government stressed that LED lighting should be installed in roadways, public places, government agencies, state-owned enterprises and public institutions, lighting projects fund by government capital as well as the new district to build in Nansha, Qinhai and Hengqin since the project takes effect. In addition, other existing lighting products whic...
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2012-05-25

LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou to Hold on June, Don't Hesitate to Join in Global LED Cooperation

As June is coming near, LEDinside is ready to hold a grand and perfect LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou at the Chinese Export Commodities Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B, Room #8. Currently, global LED industry is in the process of changeful period. In Japan, nuclear power shortage has driven up demand for LED lamps after the March 11 earthquake. Also, benefiting from the ban imposed by certain countries against selling incandescent light bulb of high wattage in 2012, Europe has become one of the most fast-growing LED markets in the world besides Japan. Meanwhile, S...
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2012-05-25

OSRAM expands with new LED assembly plant in China

LED plant strengthens the company’s position in the lighting industry’s largest market OSRAM AG has signed a contract with the Wuxi New District Administrative Committee to build a new assembly plant in the Chinese province of Jiangsu. LED chips will be packaged in housings at the new backend facility starting in late 2013; with the Regensburg and Penang (frontend) plants exclusively continuing to make the actual LED chips. “The new assembly plant will improve our access to the world's largest single market in the lighting industry,” s...
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2012-05-25

Shenzhen Absen to Showcase LED Products at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

Shenzhen Absen Optoelectronic Co., Ltd , a LED lighting professional OEM/ODM supplier, will showcase its last LED products at the 17th Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition from June 9th to 12th. Absen’s Booth is in the Hall 4.1 No.C59, the company will show a series of products including LED tube, LED bulb, LED downlight, LED panel light and so on. Additionally, the company will arrange technicians to demonstrate the new products , in order to help visitors learn more about  LED lighting. Currently, Absen mainly has ten...
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2012-05-25

Philips LED Lighting Brightens Main Stadiums in Ukraine and Poland

Royal Philips Electronics will light the majority of football stadiums in Ukraine and Poland, including the Olympic stadium of Kiev (NSC Olimpiyskiy). These stadiums are, amongst other, venues for the European football championship this year during this summer’s football tournament. The installed Philips lighting includes pitch and façade lighting, illuminating six of the eight stadiums (Donbass Arena, Metalist stadium Kharkiv, Arena Lviv, Poznan City stadium, Municipal stadium Wroclaw and Kiev Olympic stadium) that will be hosting the games. Th...
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2012-05-25

Toshiba Continues to Cooperate with Louvre on LED Interior Lighting Project

Toshiba has expanded its cooperation with the Louvre Museum to replace part of the interior lighting of the Louvre with its own LED lighting. It’s the Phase 2 of a renovation project that Toshiba and the Louvre Museum have cooperated since 2010. During the Phase 2, the Louvre Museum will see renovation of LED lighting in important interior spaces. It includes specific exhibit lighting for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa , and for the Red Rooms, which display famous masterpieces such as Jacques-Louis David's Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I...
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2012-05-24

Wigan Council halve energy bills thanks to MHA Lighting

WIGAN Council Energy Management has halved energy bills and Co2 emissions at one of their busiest car parks by installing award-winning LED lighting.  This work has been carried out as part of the council’s borough wide Carbon Management Programme, which has delivered energy efficiencies of over £200,000 over the last five years in council buildings. The new light fittings now installed at Water Street Multi Storey Car Park use 45% less energy than the pre-existing system.  Also with the use of light sensor control they will save the counci...
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2012-05-21

Chinese Government to Promote 11 Million LED Lights

As we know, Chinese standing committee of state council passed the basic public service system planning on 12th Five-Year and scheduled to arrange for 2.2 billion yuan RMB to promote energy-saving lamps and LED lights on May 16. After the release of the statement, LED manufacturers are curious about the number of lights relating to the promotion. And deputy secretary-general ZhaoJiaRong , from the national development and reform commission, pointed out that ,” there are two measures to put into practice. One is to gradually implement the Incandescent Bulb Phas...
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2012-05-18

Chinese Domestic Brands to Achieve 80 % Share in LED Chip

As early in May, Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, has issued the semiconductor lighting technology development- the 12th Five-Year Development Plan(draft), proposing that by the year of 2015, the LED lighting industry scale will soar to 500 billion yuan, and LED lighting products will account for 30% of the general lighting; it will specially focus on cultivating 20-30 domestic leading enterprises ,building 20 national industry bases as well as adding 50 cities to “Ten Thousand LED Lights in Ten Cities” program. At the same time, the above &...
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2012-05-17

Chinese Government Schedules to Arrange 2.2 Billion Yuan for Development of Energy-saving Lamps and LED Lights

On May 16, Chinese premier wen jiabao presided the standing committee of state council, and passed The basic public service system Planning on 12th Five-Year .According to the new plan, the government schedules to arrange for 2.2 billion yuan RMB to promote energy-saving lamps and LED lights.
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2012-05-16

Noribachi 's LED Lighting Brings New Hope to Agro-jal Farms’ New Cold Storage Facility

Recently, Noribachi has successfully completed the installation of ultra-efficient, cold temperature compatible LED fixtures by Mark Pereira of C.I.M. Electric at Agro-Jal Farms’ new state-of-the-art cold storage warehouse. According to the company, the HIGHBAY.M is an indoor highbay solution exclusively distributed by Noribachi in the United States. Noribachi’s HIGHBAY.M fixtures deliver an astounding bright, natural white light that allows fruit and vegetable inspectors to determine ripeness without taking a trip outside, a serious inconven...
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2012-05-15

How the LED lighting industry benefits from Zhaga

The main benefits of the interface specifications for LED light sources With its interface specifications, Zhaga makes it possible to develop interchangeable LED light sources. Menno Treffers, Secretary General of Zhaga, summarises the most important benefits as follows: Success factor cost reduction. "LED light sources improve rapidly. A state-of-the-art LED light source will be mediocre within six month after its introduction. That forces manufacturers of LED luminaires to constantly upgrade the LEDs in their products. They can upgrade without re-d...
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