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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2018-05-17

New Dimmable Linear Low Bay Luminaires Offer Various Mounting Options

LEDtronics announces its new DLC-listed series of dimmable LED Linear Low Bay Luminaires. The Title 24 compliant units can be surface or wall mounted, as well as suspension-mounted with cables. The LLS series low bays come with the needed accessories, and can optionally be installed with T-bar clips or inverted V-hangers.
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2018-05-17

Signify Lights up Schools Around the World with Its 'Light for Better Learning' Campaign

Signify announced it will light up over 90 schools around the world through its 'Light for Better Learning' campaign in celebration of UNESCO's first International Day of Light. Through this campaign the Signify Foundation improves learning opportunities for young people in on- and off-grid communities by providing lighting to schools and workshops on energy efficiency and climate change.
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2018-05-17

Violumas Announces New Line of UV LED

Violumas announces their new venture into the UV LED market. Violumas is the latest UV specific branch from Silicon Valley-based company Flip Chip Opto. Flip Chip Opto focuses on high power COB light engines based upon their proprietary 3-Pad Flip Chip featuring super-pillar MCPCB technology. Flip Chip Opto creates the most powerful COBs on the market, focusing on industrial and horticultural applications.
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2018-05-17

The Next Generation Display Technologies - Micro LED & Mini LED

As time is moving forward to the second quarter of 2018, more and more rumblings and updates about Micro/Mini LED emerged and have been circulating in the industry. In February, LEDinside collected and revealed information of Micro LED development from nearly 50 companies around the globe. Here, we would like to share some progress updates released after that from 10 companies.
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2018-05-15

Thorn Puts the Famous Arco della Pace in A Tasteful New Light

LED luminaires from Thorn are now illuminating the Arco della Pace, one of the most important neoclassical monuments in Milan. A series of high-performance Contrast 2 LED floodlights has been installed around the imposing “Arch of Peace” to pick out the intricate details and fine workmanship, improving the overall visitor experience and simultaneously saving resources by boosting efficiency.
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2018-05-15

What Can New LED Lighting Technology Bring to People? The iDAPT Shows Consumers New Way of Enjoying Lighting

On this year’s Light+ Building in Frankfurt Germany, the LED Bulb Expert- Shanghai Wellmax Lighting Industry (WELLMAX) officially introduced its patented iDAPT technology for LED light bulbs, attracting global attentions; on the Spring Canton Fair last month in Guangzhou, WELLMAX’s iDAPT technology again became the star of the fair, breaking sales records. With such popular demand from the global market, the iDAPT technology has become a rising star in the LED lighting industry.
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2018-05-15

LRC Releases New Report on LED Horticultural Lighting Systems

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has published a new report on the energy and economic performance of LED horticultural luminaires. The LRC evaluated key factors such as power demand, life-cycle cost, luminaire intensity distribution, and luminaire shading. Of particular importance is the fact that the LRC considered the effectiveness of the entire lighting system for a controlled growing environment.
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2018-05-14

Philips Lighting Acquires Chinese Urban Lighting Company LiteMagic Technologies

Philips Lighting announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Shenzhen LiteMagic Technologies Co., Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer and seller of lighting luminaires and control systems for urban and façade lighting.
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2018-05-14

Philips Lighting Launches Cloud-based App Enabling Architectural Lighting Management

Philips Lighting launched a new cloud-based Scene management app that enables businesses to quickly and effortlessly change a building’s architectural lighting using your smartphone or tablet. The app, specially designed for use on smart devices, further illustrates the company’s leadership in connected lighting and lighting for the Internet of Things.
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2018-05-11

LG Next-Generation Smart Lighting Solutions Make Commercial Installation, Connectivity Easier

LED lighting technology specialist LG Electronics has unveiled next-generation smart lighting advancements with greater flexibility and connectivity options. The super-efficient new LG "Simple Choice" LED high bay lights and LG "Sensor Connect" application were introduced at LIGHTFAIR International 2018.
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2018-05-11

Smart Home Lighting Gets Smarter with Major Philips Hue App Update

Philips Lighting will roll out a major update to its Philips Hue app for iOS and Android-based devices this month. Consumers will enjoy new features as well as enhancements of existing app capabilities, so they can easily and quickly personalize and control the Philips Hue lighting system for the home.
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TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE

The German chemistry giant BASF has revealed its development of dark automotive paint colors that are reflective to LiDAR for enhancing the detecting function of autonomous cars. LiDAR plays a critical role to the development of autonomous veh... READ MORE