Study Finds LEDs Safe for Skin Applications

There was a time when no one thought about light bulbs—one blew, you screwed another one in. Nowadays, it’s more complicated, as energy efficiency concerns have given rise to a slew of options, including incandescent, compact fluorescent lights, and LEDs.
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Chinese Researchers Develop Phosphor-free White Light from Nanopyramid LEDs

For the cool white NPW LEDs, the spectrum is similar to the conventional white LEDs obtained from the blue LEDs combined with yellow phosphors. The blue emission originates from the upper sidewalls of nanopyramids, and yellow light is mainly emitted from the lower ridges with respect to the base of nanopyramids. 
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LEDinside: Taiwan LED Makers’ Revenue Stayed Flat in June, LED Industry to Face Severe Challenge in 2H12

According to LEDinside, the LED research division of TrendForce, the June revenues of Taiwanese listed LED manufacturers totaled NT$8.8 billion (MoM+1.12%, YoY-5.6%). Benefiting from the climbing demand for consumer electronic appliances and the traditional lighting peak season, the LED industry’s 2Q12 revenue reached NT$25.82 billion (QoQ+22.7%). Looking towards the second half of 2012, the LED industry will face a severe challenge – affected by the lukewarm economic outlook and the European debt crisis, the future for end market does not seem b...
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12’May LED Light Bulb ASP Stayed Flat Under the Impact of New Product Introduction

According to the latest price survey by LEDinside, the LED research division of TrendForce, in May 2012, global LED light bulb price basically remained stable without dramatic fluctuations. 40W equivalent LED light bulb ASP saw no remarkable changes as prices of existing products around the world kept flat or slightly dropped while general prices of new arrivals were relatively high. On the other hand, 60W equivalent LED light bulb ASP dipped by 1% to USD 33.5, price falls mainly occurring in Korea and UK.   40W equivalent LED light bulb: prices o...
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12’Feb LED Light Bulb ASP Slid 20% in U.S., Japanese Wide Beam Products Garner Attention

ASP of 40W equivalent LED light bulb slid below US$20 in U.S. According to the latest survey conducted by LEDinside, the LED research division of TrendForce, the global LED light bulb price continued to dip in 12’Feb, but the downtrend has curbed – the ASP of 40W equivalent LED light bulb merely dropped 0.1%, while the ASP plummeted by 19% in the United States to below US$20. The global ASP of 60W equivalent LED light bulb dropped to US$33.6, and the price downtrend was most prominent in the United States and Japan. ASP ...
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Direct... READ MORE

LG Innotek today announced that it has supplied UV LED module for water purifiers to the famous Japanese purifier manufacturer for the past year and achieved the perfect quality of zero defect rate.