Light Planet launches new destination site for the solid state lighting industry

A new information resource centre for solid state lighting in the UK has been launched today as part of an ambitious move to accelerate the widespread adoption of LED technology.   LightPlanet.co.uk will be the premier online destination for LED product data and procurement. The site has been created by advanced lighting solution specialists OCG Lighting, who have rebranded as Light Planet to reflect the broadened scope of their offering.   Light Planet will bring together leading suppliers of LED technology and allow them to share product information, ex...
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Why performance is more important than pricing pressure and low-cost lamps aren’t the answer

"Several major brands have recently announced their intentions to cut LED bulb prices to encourage uptake in the consumer market. But what impact might this cost-cutting drive have on the quality of the technology we’re supplying and its future in the market?   Consumer reluctance to pay higher prices is a minor obstacle to widespread LED adoption compared with the disappointment and ultimate rejection that would result from technology falling short of expectations. As an industry that has learnt this lesson the hard way, we should know better. After all, we&rsqu...
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OCG Lighting enters healthcare market with retrofit at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded a major tender to OCG Lighting for the supply of LED lighting replacements at Royal Sussex County Hospital. The Trust is making the transition to energy-efficient lighting as part of a major redevelopment and expansion program to modernise the hospital.   With LEDs using less than half the power of traditional lighting solutions, the retrofit also forms part of the Trust’s commitment to become a leading low-carbon organisation within Sussex. OCG Lighting’s LED alternatives offe...
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OCG Lighting appoint Life Size Media for bright technology brief

Advanced lighting solutions specialists OCG Lighting have appointed Life Size Media to promote the benefits of their innovative LED technology to a wide range of markets.   The appointment comes at a time of rapid development for OCG Lighting involving several high profile industry appointments, the acquisition of Kudos Business Technologies and the announcement of a major technology deal with Taiwanese manufacturer NeoPac Optoelectronics Inc.   "This is an exciting time for OCG Lighting and we were looking to appoint a company that could fully...
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Proposed halogen ban latest signal of flawed government strategy on energy efficient lighting

– Simon Leggett, Managing Director OCG Lighting   “Government has a fundamental role to play in accelerating the widespread adoption of energy-efficient lighting solutions. But the latest proposal to ban low voltage halogens indicates a misguided policy direction that fails to take into account overall efficiency or the needs of the end user. What is required is a radical rethink in our approach to lighting solutions. This is not the first time that government has missed the mark on lighting legislation. After all, it was government legislation that led to ...
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OCG Lighting recruits industry expert to support rapid development

LED specialists OCG Lighting have recruited Mike Edwards as Business Development Manager, who brings the wealth of over 20 years experience to a growing team. OCG Lighting has made several new appointments in recent weeks following the successful of acquisition of leading LED supplier Kudos Business Technologies. Mike’s strong track record includes management positions at Ansell Lighting and Tamlite Lighting, where he oversaw product design, development and sourcing for a range of blue-chip companies. For the last three years he has been a serving memb...
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OCG Lighting Reveals Energy Efficient Lighting for Hazardous Environments

Today OCG Lighting, the LED specialists, launch a new product - NeoBulb Escort ATEX - designed specifically for hazardous and explosive environments.   The high-power LEDs are ATEX compliant, meaning they are suitable for environments with flammable vapours, ignitable dusts, corrosive, wet, dusty, and extremely hot or cold conditions.   “The NeoBulb Escort ATEX is an important addition to our product portfolio, extending the range of industries that can benefit from our innovative LED technology,” said Simon Leggett, OCG Light...
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LED technology may light the way for greener motorsport

Showtrax International unveil new LED powerhood at Autosport 201 Amongst the latest cars and stars at this year’s Autosport International, a UK engineering company is shedding some light on the kind of innovations that could help the motorsport industry tackle the challenge of its environmental impact. Working in conjunction with LED specialists OCG Lighting, this weekend Showtrax International will unveil a prototype powerhood fitted with LED panels that are usually used in commercial ceiling fixtures. A world-leading supplier of pit lane equipment, Sh...
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Asahi Kasei Corporation, a leader in developing high-performance UVC LEDs, today announced the Klaran™ Reactor series, the only third-party tested and validated out-of-the-box water purification technology for original equipment manufact... READ MORE

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces an expansion of the XLamp® High Current LED Array family with new CMT LEDs that extend Cree’s latest metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form ... READ MORE