2019-10-04

Nichia’s 2-In-1 Tunable White LED Begins Changing the Game!

Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tunable white mid power 3030 LED to the public on September 19th. The game changing NF2W757G-MT was unveiled, in detail, one week later at LpS 2019 in Bregenz, Austria. As previously announced, this cutting-edge technology gives design and operational freedom to luminaire manufacturers around the world. NF2W757G-MT ...
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2019-09-27

Researchers Develop Dynamic Material Becoming Solid under LED Green Light

Researchers from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Ghent University (UGent) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a dynamic reprogrammable material whose structure chances under green LED light. The new dynamic material, developed by the international research team, was formed with naphthalenes and the coupling molecules triazolinediones (TADs). Once placed under shining green LED light, the material would remain stable and strong. When the light is off and the material remains in darkness, the chemical bonds of the network struct...
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2019-09-19

Nichia Launches World First 2-in-1 Tunable White, Single LES, Mid-power 3030 LED

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces its game-changing 2-in-1 tunable white LED. This is the industry’s first tunable white LED in a mid-power 3030 package with a single light emitting surface (LES). Targeting most lighting applications, the technology provides luminaire manufactures with a host of benefits ranging from new technology and design features to improv...
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2019-06-25

InterLumi Panama 2019

InterLumi Panama, the global lighting and power exhibition will commence its 4th edition at ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama from July 25 to 27, 2019. Serving the Latin America & the Caribbean regions, InternLumi is positioned to be an effective tool to stimulate the development of the region's lighting and power industry, as well as to provide a gate for international exhibitors to tap into this fast emerging market. ...
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2019-05-31

LED Might Help to Improve Memory Retention among Astronauts

LED lighting could help to improve brain activity including memory and cognitive function, according to the research by a professor of bioengineering at The University of Texas at Arlington. Hanli Liu and Jacek Dmochowski, the assistant professor of bioengineering at City University of New York, are working on using a light-based technology to increase the energy available to brain cells and improve astronaut performance with an $800,000 NASA grant. Liu researches how to use lasers to deliver near-infrared light to the human brain to detect traumatic brain injurie...
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2019-05-21

Osram Develops New Quantum Dots Technology to Deliver Better Lighting Performance

Osram announced that its new Osconiq S 3030 LED has incorporated a new quantum dots (QD) conversion technology that enables better lighting efficacy and higher color rendering indexes. (Image: Osram) Quantum dots are very small semiconductor particles which are about 10,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. When blue LED light hits the QD particles, different colors are produced depends on the size of the particles. For example, QD particles that are roughly three nanometers in size produce green light, while particles around seven nanometers emit red...
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2019-04-22

LED CHINA 2019 • Shanghai

  The World’s Preeminent LED Exhibition Series LED CHINA 2019 • Shanghai ——A Leading Global Event of Top-Notch Digital Display & LED Illumination   Dates: 2019.9.18-20 Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Centre www.LEDChina.com     LED CHINA is the initiator of international LED exhibition in the world. With 15-year’s cultivation, it has become the benchmark of the global LED industry. From 2019 onward, LED CHINA has launched its annual exhibition series...
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2019-04-15

Lighting Market Recession Continues While Suppliers Consolidate Market Shares Through Product Upgrading

The latest price report by LEDinside , a division of TrendForce , shows that mainstream high power LED package product prices continue to drop slowly while those of mid-power LED package products stabilized. LEDinside Analyst Terri Wang points out that despite a recovering market demand for backlight LEDs after the Lunar New Year, market demand for lighting and automotive LED packages still saw no improvements. Lighting LED package prices also dropped slightly in March. High power ceramic-substrate product prices dropped by 1%~3%, while mainstream supplier...
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2019-04-10

Lumileds Releases New Horticultural and IR LED Products

LED specialist Lumileds increased product portfolio of horticulture LED and IR LED applications. The company added to its line of horticultural LEDs a domed 120° offering of the LUXEON SunPlus 20 Line, ideal for uniform, high PPF output. The 120° radiation pattern enables more light to be directed at the crops. The line is designed to perfectly meet the needs of a number of growers Anthone Chong, Product Manager of the LUXEON SunPlus Series, noted that the new product with higher output and tighter radiation patent will help growers to...
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2019-03-19

ISELED Alliance Membership Doubles to Speed up Digital LED Automotive Application

The ISELED Alliance, founded at electronica 2016, with the aim to build an ecosystem with the focus on innovative digital LED technology, announced the expansion of its members. Starting with initially five members in autumn 2016, the number of alliance members supporting ISELED has doubled in the last few weeks alone from 11 (as of November 2018) to 22 companies now. The spectrum ranges from semiconductor manufacturers and lighting/design specialists to major Tier 1 automotive suppliers. This covers the entire value chain in order to establish ISELED as a stan...
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2019-03-12

Lumileds Introduces New LED with Better Lighting Efficiency

Lumileds launched a new version of the LUXEON 2835E 9V LED specifically optimized for the typical drive current of retrofit lamps and downlights, 100 mA. Lamp designers will achieve a 5% boost in efficacy over the 60 mA LED when driven at the same current, leading to more efficient retrofit lamps including A19, PAR and B11 lamps. Forward voltage drops by 4% as well. For instance, at 2700K and 80 CRI, the LUXEON 2835E 9V produces 118 lm and achieves 127 lm/W at 9.3V (versus 120 lm/W at 9.7V). (Image: Lumileds) “The LUXEON 2835E is...
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2019-01-09

Seoul Semiconductor Signs Franchise Distribution Agreement with NRC Electronics

NRC Electronics, a US-based electronics products provider, announced that it has signed a franchise distribution agreement with Seoul Semiconductor. According to Andrew Smith, Seoul Semiconductor's Marketing Manager, the two companies will work together in the design and supply chain of the lighting community. He said, “Seoul’s extensive LED portfolio compliments NRC's vast lighting-oriented catalog, allowing NRC to better address general, architectural, and specialty lighting segments." NRC's CEO, Dennis Eisen, commented...
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2019-01-07

First LED Filament Patent Lawsuit in 2019: Liquidleds against GIRARD SUDRON

The LED filament lamp market began 2019 with a patent lawsuit. Taiwan-based flexible LED filament developer Liquidleds filed a patent infringement lawsuit against French lighting company GIRARD SUDRON, requesting a halt of further sale of patent-infringing products. (Image: Liquidleds) Liquidleds on December 20, 2018 filed with the Mannheim Court of Germany a lawsuit accusing European lighting company GIRARD SUDRON of manufacturing and selling products that infringe Liquidleds’ patents in regard to flexible LED filament and filament b...
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2018-12-05

A New Material Produces White Light and Increases Efficiency of LED

An international team discovered a single material which produces white light to improve LED lighting efficiency. The renewable energy research was recently published in Nature with the article contributed by researchers from The University of Toledo, Monash University, Jilin University, University of Toronto, Tsinghua University, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Wuhan University. (Image: Pixabay) Dr. Yanfa Yan, professor of physics at The University of Toledo, explained, "Due to its high efficiency, this new material can potentially replace the curre...
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2018-11-22

Nichia Debuts Color Tunable COB LEDs Targeting Human Centric Lighting Application

Nichia released a new COB LED series featuring tunable color. With the new color tunable LEDs, color temperatures could be adjusted according to natural biological rhythms for human centric lighting applications. On existing tunable light fixtures, the method to select and balance color temperatures is to mount multiple LED packages onto one board. This approach provides flexibility in the design but increases the complexity to properly mix the color of each LED. Moreover, it is difficult to develop color tunable fixtures with narrow beam patterns and harmonized color....
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2018-11-19

Imec, Ghent University and SEED Develop LED Embedded Lenses for Medical Applications

Imec, the Belgium-based nanoelectronics research center, has worked with Ghent University and contact lens producer SEED to develop a contact lens integrated with LED light. The lens is presented at imec technology forum Japan (ITF Japan 2018) on November 19th, 2018. The contact lens with an integrated LED light is made of hydrogel-based material and is embedded with an ultra-thin silicon microchip, radio‐frequency (RF) antenna for wireless energy transfer, and stretchable thin‐film interconnections. imec and CMST, an imec research group at Ghent University...
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2018-11-16

Osram Adds New LED for General Lighting

Osram Opto Semiconductor has announced a new LED, Osconiq S3030. The LED is featured with long lifetime and robustness to fulfill the demands of general lighting products. Osconiq S3030 targets mid-power market for outdoor and industrial lighting applications, providing high quality and durability in various operating conditions. The individual components provide flexibility in forward voltage and luminous flux with an exceptional lifetime of 75.000 hours even at high temperatures. Together with an optimized phosphor, lead frame and chip design, the development of the Osc...
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2018-11-15

Osram to Showcase New Automotive Lighting at the 2018 Essen Motor Show

Osram has announced that it will present its state-of-the-art LED automotive lighting at the 2018 Essen Motor Show which will be held from December 1st to 9th. The company has launched new Osram LEDriving products for the replacement of halogen and xenon light. LEDriving work lights and additional headlights are new additions to the Osram portfolio. The new headlamps with novel LED technology offer greater output than the original headlamps. In addition, the LED retrofit headlamp can deliver low-beam, high-beam, daytime running lights, position lights and turn ind...
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2018-11-05

Soitec’s Relaxed InGaN Substrates Enable Pure Red Emission for Full-Color Micro LED Displays

Micro LED displays require the use of red, green and blue (RGB) LEDs, achieved by mixing nitride LEDs and phosphide LEDs. This mixing causes blue, green and red LEDs to behave differently in terms of temperature and aging, which impacts the quality of image color. Moreover, blue, green and red LEDs each require specific electronic drivers, making integration more complex. (Figure 1: Red emission at 630nm of 100µmx100µm of full InGaN LED grown on Soitec’s InGaNOS) RGB LEDs composed of the same material inducing the same behav...
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2018-10-08

Lighting Science Release New Troffers with Multi-Spectrum Circadian Technology

Lighting Science has announced the launch of the Good Day & Night Troffers, which combine its patented LED spectrum technologies.
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2018-07-26

The Reactions of LED Companies on Tariff

The tariff imposed on Chinese imported products to the U.S. was effective since July 6th. Previously the U.S. government has announced that the U.S. will enforce 25 percent tariffs on 818 Chinese goods which are in total worth about US$34 billion. And on July 10th, the Trump administration proposed additional tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods.
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2018-07-19

Wireless LED on Implantable Medical Device to Heal Cancer

Besides display and lighting, LED technology applications in medical field have been progressing to create possibilities for curing cancer. Researchers at Waseda University, Japan have developed an implantable device consisting of LED chips and bio-adhesive nanosheet which has successfully shrank the tumors in mice through photodynamic therapy. The result was published in Nature Biomedical Engineering journal on July 16th 2018. 
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2018-07-11

The Impacts of Trump’s $200 Billion China Tariff List on the LED Industry

On July 10th , the Trump administration announced plans to propose additional tariffs on US$200 Billion worth of Chinese goods and released the tariff list. LEDinside analyzed the list right after the announcement and anticipated that the new tariff list might hit the LED industry in China. 
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2018-06-14

Creating Incredible Experiences for Audience with LED on Stages

By topping up with technologies, events, live shows and art performances increase the diversity in production and present more and more unique experiences for the audience. LED technology is certainly one of the major applications in the entertainment industry, lighting and LED firms has built up relationships with event production companies or performance venues.
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2018-05-31

LEDinside 2018 Chinese Automotive Lighting Market Trend- Passenger Car and Logistics Car Market Analysis

According to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of the market research firm TrendForce, 2018 Chinese Automotive Lighting Market Report- Passenger Car and Logistics Car Market Analysis, the quantity and market share of local car manufacturers in China have increased since 2017. The sales volume of domestic brands has grown annually as well. The product price levels from local car manufacturers have gradually approached to medium range. Although the license plate lottery measure reduced purchasing willingness, yet, as per capita income grew, car penetration will experience significant growth. Chinese conventional passenger car shipment volume in 2017 has reached 23.8 million units, and is expected to reach 25.5 million units in 2018.
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2018-05-31

Luminus’ Spectrally Tuned LED Light Sources Create New Market Opportunities

Luminus Devices, Inc. has released its third proprietary spectral technology, PerfectWhite™, which closely replicates the visual characteristics of halogen lamps (3000K). When compared to halogen, PerfectWhite was preferred by lighting designers in testing at both Light + Building and Lightfair. Though the spectrums are a virtual match – Luminus filled the cyan gap – PerfectWhite’s color point is slightly below the black body locus and as a result, there’s no green/yellow tint that is common to halogen. A better halogen has long been a wish of the lighting design community and PerfectWhite delivers without infra-red, without green/yellow tint, and without ultraviolet radiation.
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2018-05-28

Light Polymers Launches Healthy Lighting Products Using Its Lyotropic Liquid Crystal

Light Polymers is now shipping the first of its Healthy Lighting products in the Taiwan market. In a press conference in Neihu today, Light Polymers explained its lyotropic liquid crystal technology which is made and formulated in Taiwan and how it uses its liquid crystals to make Crystallin film to create healthy LED lighting products.
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2018-05-24

Altman Lighting Provides an LED Retrofit Solution for St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

In 1946, more than 100 founding parishioners came together to build a community where families could worship as one, establishing the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Community. Built around a host of ministries that include a school, an early childhood center, and various summer programs, the sanctuary within the community is relied upon as part of the foundation for spiritual growth. With an outdated lighting system which needed replacement, the church worked with the Houston-based manufacturers rep LESCO Lighting Technology who installed a bright and energy-efficient worship design using Chalice LED downlights and Pegasus LED Fresnels from Altman Lighting.
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2018-05-22

Nichia Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against ASUS JAPAN and Its Distributor

On May 18, 2018, Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court against ASUS JAPAN Inc., a Japanese affiliate of Taiwanese ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (“ASUS”), and SYNNEX Infotec Corporation, a distributor of ASUS JAPAN Inc., seeking a compensation for damages.
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2018-05-17

Luminus Expands High Power LED Horticulture Portfolio

Luminus Devices, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, has expanded its horticulture LED portfolio with new SST-20 series white LEDs to complement the extensive range of discrete wavelengths from UVA (365nm) to Far Red (730nm).
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE