2019-02-12

Plessey Introduces New Inter Light to Complement Top Lighting in Greenhouses

Plessey added a new horticulture lighting product to its Hyperion Grow Light. The new Hyperion Inter Light comes after its Hyperion top light range which saw over 10Ha of grow light installations in 2018. Plessey’s Hyperion Inter Light has been specifically designed to provide intra canopy light from LEDs for high wire cultivation of greenhouse vegetables and is installed within the crop to supplement existing top lighting. The Inter Light is suitable for use in hybrid systems with HPS and LEDs, promoting plant growth and fruit ripening speed. With a choic...
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2019-01-04

Plessey Uses Nanoco’s Quantum Dots to Shrink Micro LED Pixels for Portable Applications

Plessey Semiconductors announced that it has worked with Nanoco Technologies, the UK-based cadmium-free quantum dot (CFQD) provider to shrink the pixel size of monolithic Micro LED displays. By combining Nanoco’s CFQD semiconductor nanoparticle technology and its existing monolithic process, Plessey will integrate the quantum dots into selected regions of blue LED wafers to add red and green light. The process could shrink the practical pixel size by 87 percent, from today’s 30µm to 4µm. The advance enables the production of smaller Micro...
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2018-12-20

Micro LED Technology Progress Highlights in 2018 – Industry Updates

For the LED and panel industry, the year of 2018 had a dramatic start with Samsung’s revealing of its Micro LED TV “The Wall” at the CES show. Since then, players in the industry have been releasing their achievements related to the next generation display technology. Several innovative solutions and applications have been disclosed in the past year including large size displays and wearable devices. As LEDinside has continued to track the progress of Micro LED development, we would like to list the significant breakthroughs and industry updates...
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2018-12-17

Plessey to Showcase Micro LED AR/VR Glasses at CES 2019

Plessey, the UK-based optoelectronic technology solutions provider, announced that it is going to demonstrate AR and VR glasses powered by Micro LEDs at CES 2019. Plessey’s Micro LEDs are put in action for AR applications with Vuzix, who has collaborated with Plessy in the development of Micro LED smart glasses. According to Plessey, its Micro LEDs offer 10 times the resolution, 100 times the contrast ratio, and up to 1,000 times the luminance compared to traditional OLEDs. Furthermore, the device uses only half the power consumption, doubling b...
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2018-11-23

Plessey’s Micro LED Displays Receives a CES 2019 Innovation Award

Plessey announced that it has been named a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Embedded Technologies category with its monolithic Micro LED displays. Plessey’s Micro LED display is based on monolithic GaN-on-Silicon Micro LEDs, which, according to Plessey, deliver seven times greater light output and five times better contrast compared with incumbent technologies. Plessey has been working with Vuzix to develop AR smart glasses applying its Micro LED technology. (Image: Plessey) Mike Lee, President of Corporate and Business Develo...
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2018-11-13

Plessey Buys EV Group’s Wafer Bonding System for Its GaN-on-Si Monolithic Micro LED Production

UK-based Micro LED producer Plessey has announced a partnership with EV Group (EVG), a wafer bonding and lithography equipment supplier. The aim of the collaboration is to accelerate the commercialization of GaN-on-Si monolithic Micro LED technology.
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2018-09-21

Plessy Selects Aixtron’s MOCVD System for GaN-on-Si Development Targeting Micro LED Applications

Plessey has been speeding up its progress of Micro LED technology development. After announcing the partnership with Jasper Display Corp (JDC) for the backplanes, Plessey has ordered MOCVD equipment from AIXTRON SE to boost its manufacturing capability of GaN-on-Si wafers targeting Micro LED applications.
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2018-09-12

Plessey Announces Partnership with Jasper Display for Monolithic Micro LED Displays

Plessey Semiconductors has reported its partnership with Jasper Display Corp (JDC) for using JDC’s silicon backplane to drive the monolithic Micro LED displays produced by Plessey’s proprietary GaN-on-Si wafers. 
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2018-08-08

Dutch Company Selects Plessey’s LED Horticultural Lighting to Grow Lettuce

The UK based company, Plessey, has announced its partnership with B-Four Agro, a Dutch lettuce grower, to provide its growing lights to a new greenhouse owned by its subsidiary company, B4Hydrogrow B.V, which measures 29,000 square meters.
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2018-07-26

The On-going LED Horticulture Lighting Market Expansion

According to the research of LEDinside, the market scale of LED plant lighting is estimated to grow to US$ 633 million by 2022, with a CAGR of 30% during 2018-2022. Many LED producers have entered the market of horticulture lighting to share the expanding opportunities when the demands in the general lighting market are relatively weak. LEDinside has collected the updates of horticultural applications from LED firms of the world. 
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2018-06-12

Plessey LED Lights for Sustainable Tomato Farm

Plessey announced its cooperation with a Belgian tomato producer, TomatoMaster with its latest LED growing light product. 
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2018-06-01

Vuzix Announces Partnership to Develop Next Generation AR Smart Glasses Using Plessey microLED Technology

Vuzix® Corporation ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that the Company is partnering with Plessey Semiconductor, a leading developer of award-winning optoelectronic solutions. The two companies are partnering to develop advanced display engines for Vuzix waveguide optics to enable next generation AR Smart Glasses. The combination of Vuzix' extensive expertise and IP in smart glasses and waveguide optic technologies along with Plessey's microLED light source product family, Quanta-Brite™ will be the basis for a new generation of AR Smart Glasses with the sleekest form factors to date.
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2018-04-18

Sterling Suffolk Chooses Plessey’s Hyperion 1750 LED Grow Light for Its New UK Tomato Greenhouse Project

Plessey, a developer LED technologies and manufacturer of solid-state lighting products, announces that Sterling Suffolk will install Plessey’s new Hyperion 1750 LED top light in its first greenhouse, which measures 54,400 m².
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2018-02-09

Must Read: Worldwide Micro LED R&D Progress

LEDinside listed out companies worldwide that have tapped into the development of Micro LED and what they have achieved so far. This up-to-date table covers the majority of the activities happening within the global Micro LED developing force. 
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2017-10-05

Plessey Partners with Top Dutch Alstroemeria Grower for LED Grow Lights Following Successful Trial

Plessey announces a partnership with leading Dutch alstroemeria grower Together2Grow, following a successful trial of its LED grow lights combined with existing high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting in a hybrid installation.
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2017-09-19

Plessey Helps Top Dutch Grower Boost Tomato Yield in trial of LED and HPS hybrid lighting

Plessey, a UK-based developer of LED technologies and manufacturer of solid-state lighting products, announces the results from a trial of its LED grow lights combined with existing high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting in a hybrid installation with a leading tomato grower in the Netherlands.
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2017-08-18

Plessey Triumphs in the Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards

Plessey announces that its multi-award winning Orion beam forming module has been crowned a winner in the Components and Light Sources category of the 2017 Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIAs).
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2017-07-21

Plessey Extends LED Portfolio with New Mid Power LEDs for General Lighting

Plessey today announced that it is extending its LED product portfolio into a variety of mid-power LED packages. Plessey now offers lighting equipment manufacturers a complete and competitive portfolio of solid-state lighting products and solutions for all general illumination market applications.
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2017-07-07

Plessey Provides Lighting to BRE Biophilic Design Project

Plessey today announced that they are a core partner in the world’s first biophilic design project. The ‘Biophilic Office’ is a ground breaking office-refurbishment project being run by BRE, the world’s leading building research organisation.
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2017-05-09

Belgian Lettuce-Grower Chooses Plessey Hyperion LED for 2 Ha Greenhouse Expansion

Plessey, a British developer of award-winning LED technologies and manufacturer of solid-state lighting products, announces that Desmet, a major Belgian lettuce-grower, will install Plessey’s new, high-power Hyperion LED top-light in 20,000 m² as part of a greenhouse extension project that will boost total cultivation area to 49,000 m².
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2016-12-16

Plessey to Showcase LED Grow Lights At IPM Essen in Germany

Plessey, a leading expert in the manufacture of lighting and sensing products and components, will be exhibiting its grow light technology and products for the first time at IPM Essen, the world’s leading trade fair for horticulture, from Jan. 24-27, 2017 at Messe Essen Germany. Plessey will be available to discuss their grow light range of products at booth 7B25.
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2016-11-03

Plessey Releases High Power 7070 LEDs

Plessey, a leading expert in the manufacture of lighting and sensing products and components, is pleased to announce the launch of its new 7070 high power LED range, part number PLW7070GA. 
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2016-06-13

Plessey Assigns Maarten Klein as Head Agronomist for PhytoLux

Plessey announced today the appointment of Maarten Klein as Head Agronomist to provide specialist expertise for Plessey's horticultural lighting solutions. Maarten brings specialist expertise in the use of LED lighting for growing commercial crops, developed whilst he was the Research Director at Delphy in Wageningen, Holland.
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2016-03-16

Plessey Unveils New LED Beam Control Module for Mid and High-power Lighting Applications

Plessey announced today that it will be releasing its LED beam control module, which they are branding Stellar™ at the Light and Building event from 13-18 March 2016 at the Fair and Exhibition Centre in Frankfurt, Germany.  Stellar is Plessey’s latest, GaN-on-silicon, LED solution and showcases the combination of Plessey’s MaGIC™ low cost, high efficiency, surface-emitting LEDs with unique modular optics representing the next phase in LED lighting.
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2016-03-03

Plessey Expands Production Capacity with AIX G5+ C Cluster from Aixtron

AIXTRON SE, a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, today announced that Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. has ordered an AIX G5+ C cluster system for the production capacity expansion of gallium nitride LEDs manufactured on silicon wafers (GaN-on-Si). The tool is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter 2016.
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2016-01-19

Plessey, Anvil Semiconductors and University of Cambridge Aim to Overcome the Green Gap with GaN on 3C-SiC/Si LEDs

The collaboration, which is partly funded by Innovate UK under the £14m Energy Catalyst Programme, follows on from work by Anvil Semiconductors and the Cambridge Centre for GaN at the University of Cambridge where they successfully grew cubic GaN on 3C-SiC on silicon wafers by MOCVD. The underlying 3C-SiC layers were produced by Anvil using its patented stress relief IP that enables growth of device quality silicon carbide on 100mm diameter silicon wafers.  
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2015-11-10

Plessey and 8Point3 Team up to Produce High Efficiency Archietectural Lighting

Plessey announced that it has collaborated with 8Point3 to develop and produce a high efficiency architectural lighting product range. 8Point3 is a provider of market leading, energy-saving, solid-state lighting solutions for a range of solid state lighting solutions for both the private and public sectors.  Plessey has signed a long-term commercial agreement with 8point3 to supply the lighting modules, including the company's MaGIC™ GaN-on-Silicon LEDs.
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2015-11-03

Plessey to Showcase Modular Smart Lighting System at LuxLive

Plessey announced today that it will be demonstrating the potential uses of its GaN on silicon MAGIC™ LED technology with a new smart lighting product called Totem. Totem was developed in collaboration with the Manchester based product design firm inventid. Totem is an original concept based on the use of LED lighting solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT) -- an increasingly favoured solution for the development of smart homes and cities.
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2015-10-27

CIRCADIAN ZircLight is to Adopt Plessey's LEDs for Smart Lighting Systems

Plessey announced today that it will provide CIRCADIAN ZircLight, a global leader in providing 24/7 workforce performance solutions, with an LED package solution for the development of circadian-modulated, smart LED lighting systems and lamps.
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2015-10-21

Plessey Releases Custom LED Retrofit for Brazil's Residential Illumination

Plessey announced today that it has designed an integrated LED light and fixture solution, the Cidadão Powerlight, which provides an easy and cost effective retrofit for traditional, general lighting in homes across Brazil. The Cidadao Powerlight will be available in Brazil through Plessey's representative company LumenLEDs Sistemas.
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