Osram’s Acquisition of Novità Technologies to Meet New Demands in Automotive Lighting Sector

German lighting giant Osram announced two important developments in its automotive lighting business this month, such as supplying OLED taillights to BMW and its latest acquisition of U.S. automotive LED module manufacturer Novita Technologies. How will the acquisition affect the LED industry, though?
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LEDinside: Five LED Automotive Lighting Trends at Taipei AMPA 2016

LED automotive lighting market has gained traction over the last few years, and each year manufacturers are developing more advanced products to meet market demands. At Taipei AMPA 2016, which took place at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center and Hall 1 TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 Area A from April 6-9, 2016, LEDinside observed several distinctive market trends:
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IIHS Study Finds LED Headlights Performance Mediocre in Most Car Models

LED headlights found in 31 different midsize car models evaluated delivered a relatively mediocre performance out in the first headlight ratings conducted by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the U.S.
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Taiwan-based EOI Expands Facility to Serve the LED Automotive Lighting Market

It is reported that Taiwan-based Excellence Opto, Inc. (EOI) announced the expansion of its new facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan to serve the LED automotive lighting market. The company stated that it has actively focused on LED automotive lighting in the past 12 years and that LED automotive lighting now takes up about 60% of its revenue. LED lighting products including industrial lights, roadway lights and signal lights make up the rest. The new facility will now serve as EOI's hub for the sales and distribution center of automotive LED lighting prod...
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NF2W585AR-P8 is a dual function LED that provides both white light and high doses of energy geared for inactivation of various prevalent bacteria. With a 405nm wavelength1 die known to be effective in sterilization, this LED can be used t... READ MORE

  The 5050 LED is replacing the 3535 LED, which has long been the leader in the outdoor lighting market. The existing ceramic-based 3535 has excellent reliability but is expensive. At present, the 5050 LED, which has achieved remarkable p... READ MORE