2014-04-09

Revolution Lighting Technologies Signs Distribution Agreements in Europe and South America

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. (“Revolution Lighting”), a leader in advanced LED lighting solutions, announced it has signed master distribution agreements to expand the Company’s international footprint and drive penetration in key European and South American markets. 
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2013-07-10

Europe to Implement LED Lighting Energy Efficiency Standards in September

On September 1, 2013, the latest energy efficiency requirements for LED lighting products will be officially implemented in Europe. European energy efficiency requirements are mainly based on the requirements of the EU's ErP. Like LVD Directive and EMC Directive, ErP directive has also been incorporated in the EU's CE system. Therefore CE mark can be printed on the nameplate only after the related products involved must meet ErP requirements and a designated agency is responsible for market surveillance, which is a mandatory EU requirement. In vie...
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2013-06-19

Sharp Introduces 90-inch LED TV in Europe Sold for 12000 Pounds

Recently, Sharp introduced 90-inch LC-L90LE757 LED TV in Europe, which is the largest commercial television in the European market. The height of this TV is over 1.2 m, and it adopts the cutting-edge Xgen 3D panel. This Sharp TV supports 1080p full HD resolution, and its refresh rate is 200Hz. In addition, Sharp added Smart TV feature for this TV, which allows users to run applications such as Skype, or browse the web. Users also can control the TV through Sharp's Android or iOS app, the application allows users to browse the Web on TV with ...
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2013-06-09

OSRAM SYLVANIA and COMCAST Jointly Offer Remote Controlled Smart Light Bulbs

OSRAM SYLVANIA and Comcast recently announced that the two companies have reached an agreement to offer energy efficient light bulbs that can be controlled remotely through the Xfinity Home platform. By collaborating with OSRAM SYLVANIA, Comcast is further enhancing its Xfinity Home service by providing Sylvania’s new energy-saving LED smart light bulbs that can be installed on any standard light bulb socket, and that can save 83% energy costs and last 17.5 times longer than the lifespan of standard incandescent light bulbs. In addition, by coope...
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2013-06-08

The Tide to Apply LED Street Lights is Fermented in Europe and America

With the increasing emphasis on environmental issues, the demand for LED lighting gradually rise, compared with the demand caused by the replacement of home lighting consumers independently conducted, the demand caused by the government-led street light replacement is more clear, but the cross-strait LED manufacturers target the street lamps cases in mainland of China, who has ignored the fact that the opportunities to replace the traditional street lights with LED lamps has began to take shape in Europe and America. Currently, the penetration rate of LED lights in U.S....
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2013-06-07

OSRAM’s Key to Success Lies in Their Devotion, Product Quality, and Innovation——Interview with Osram China’s CEO Ai Xiaoming

Global lighting tycoon OSRAM made a name for itself with outstanding lighting products which have been featured globally at well known locations such as the Shanghai 2010 expo, the Beijing National Stadium, and Guangzhou International Finance Center. The role that OSRAM will play in the development of the LED industry in China is a hot topic. In an interview with LEDinside, OSRAM CEO Ai Xiaoming gave her/his opinion on the matter. Fully Devoted to the Lighting Industry   OSRAM is the world’s only company that is completely focuse...
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2013-05-28

Technologies applied by LED based-plant factories-LEDinside’s exclusive report on LED based-plant factories (2)

The advanced technology of LED chip and package manufacturers as well as the declined market price has allowed LED lighting applications to be more diverse, and LED based-plant factories have also become the target market of global first-tier LED manufacturers. In fact, the idea of growing plants with electric lights has already been proposed in 1950 and implemented in 1970 (using traditional lighting products). Their goal was to grow high quality crops throughout the year and avoid damage caused by natural conditions and the excessive use of pesticides.
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2013-05-27

LED Lightings Sparks Sydney Harbour Bridge as World's Biggest Interactive Artwork

Harbour Bridge, one of Australia's best known and most photographed landmarks, has been incorporated into the annual Vivid Sydney light festival, which draws thousands of interstate and international visitors. Featuring more than 100,000 individually programmable LED lights, visitors to Luna Park on Sydney's north shore can control the colours on the western side of the bridge with a bespoke colour pallet between 6pm and midnight each night until June 10. The ambitious project has been coordinated by lighting designer Iain Reed, who lit Sydney's tallest...
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2013-05-24

AIXTRON SE General Meeting 2013

Shareholders Approve All Resolutions Shareholders of AIXTRON SE, today voted strongly in favor of the resolutions presented by the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board to this year's Annual General Meeting.   Elections to the Supervisory Board Following the resignation by the previous members of the Supervisory Board Dr. Holger Jürgensen and Karl-Hermann Kuklies as of January, 2013, AIXTRON's shareholders elected today two new members to the Supervisory Board of AIXTRON SE.   Dr. Biagosch worked for 2...
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2013-05-23

SSL Expert Dr. Bernhard Stapp Named To Board of Pioneering LED Technology Developer Aledia

Former OSRAM General Manager and CTO Has Played Key Role In Industry’s Evolution, Will Aid Aledia’s Move Towards Industrialization Aledia, a pioneering developer of WireLED®, a new microwire-based 3D LED technology that dramatically cuts manufacturing costs compared to conventional planar (2D) LEDs, announced that solid-state lighting (SSL) industry veteran Dr. Bernhard Stapp has joined its board of directors.   Stapp brings more than a dozen years of executive experience in LED lighting technologies to Aledia, most re...
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2013-05-16

Philips LED Luminaire Licensing Program Grows by 50% in One Year to Reach 300 Licensee

Royal Philips today announced that the 300th licensee signed up to its LED luminaire and retrofit bulb licensing program, which has seen its number of licensees grow by 50% since May 2012. As a result, 300 companies have access to Philips’ comprehensive portfolio of patented LED system technologies and solutions. Within the last year, the LED luminaire licensing and retrofit program has gained an impressive 100 new licensing agreements with companies worldwide. Signing up its 300th licensee is a significant milestone for Philips which is committed to driving innovation...
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2013-05-15

Osram : Intelligent LED Forward Lighting for Greater Safety

Osram Opto Semiconductors is coordinating a project in the “Integrated Microphotonics” Field of the FMER   Adaptive forward lighting, in other words glare-free camera-controlled headlamps that react instantly, will be helping drivers even more in the future thanks to additional intelligent functions. The key to this complex functionality is the integration of microelectronics and optoelectronics – one of the principal aspects of the research project sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (FMER) within the “Photo...
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2013-05-13

Aluwave Provides LED to Classic Nordic Outdoor Lighting

The well-known fixture, VG 10, which has been installed outdoors in volumes of hundreds of thousands in the Nordic countries, is now available in LED based versions. This is thanks to a unique cooperation between Aluwave, provider of customized LED modules and systems, and the Swedish lighting supplier Nokalux. The new LED version of VG 10 is available either as a completely new fixture or as an upgrading kit of the light source to be used in existing fixtures. ”Besides the fact that the European Union prohibits mercury lamps from 2015, our customers will find...
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2013-04-24

Osram Opto Semiconductors' DURIS P 5 LED Offer 5 New Color Versions

New design options with mid-power LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors Osram Opto Semiconductors now offers the mid-power LED Duris P5 in color. The five new versions have impressively high luminous efficacy from a compact form factor, already known from the white version. The LEDs are ideal for architecture lighting and for the hospitality sector, in other words hotels and restaurants. The five color versions of Duris P 5 are “deep blue” (450 nm), “blue” (470 nm), “true green” (528 nm), “yellow” (590 nm) and “...
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2013-04-22

Philips Announces First Quarter Results 2013

Philips operational results improve by 31% to EUR 421 million; net income at EUR 162 million. Frans van Houten, CEO: “We made solid progress again in the first quarter as all sectors contributed to the 31% improvement of our operational results, clearly demonstrating the positive impact our Accelerate! transformation program is having on our company. The initiatives to improve gross margins, structurally lower our cost base and reduce our inventory levels led to a better performance in the quarter. Consumer Lifestyle sales did very well, with strong 10% growth, as our...
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2013-04-18

University of Cambridge Installs Further AIXTRON MOCVD System

Long-term collaboration for growth of 6-inch GaN-on-Si wafers planned AIXTRON SE today announced that the University of Cambridge has successfully commissioned another multi-wafer Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) MOCVD reactor at its new facility at the Department of Material Science and Metallurgy. The CCS 6x2-inch system will be configured to handle single 6-inch (150mm) wafers (1x6-inch).  “We will be using the systems to expand our research efforts for LED and electronic devices based on gallium nitride (GaN) epitaxy on 6-inch silico...
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2013-04-16

The EU Recognizes Audi LED Headlights as Eco Innovation

Audi’s LED headlights are reported to be recognized by The European Union as an energy efficient technology that can help cars reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. According to a press release from Audi (media credentials required), LED headlights can achieve this greater fuel efficiency because they use less power– a little more than half what traditional halogen lights on low beam setting would use. The EU Commission found in its studies of the technology that LED headlight-equipped vehicles emit 1.61 fewer grams of carbon dioxide per mile than...
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2013-04-12

Philips Creates 200lm/W Warm White LED Lamp

First LED lamp prototype delivering 200 lumen per watt high quality light, halving the energy use compared to current LED lamps Royal Philips Electronics announces a new innovation in LED lighting, creating the world’s most energy-efficient LED lamp suitable for general lighting applications. Philips researchers developed a tube lighting (TL) replacement TLED prototype that produces a record 200 lumens per watt of high-quality white light (compared with 100lm/W for fluorescent lighting and just 15lm/W for traditional light bulbs). This prototype TLED...
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2013-04-12

AIXTRON Proposes Two Candidates for the Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board for AIXTRON SE, proposes Dr. Andreas Biagosch and Dr. Martin Komischke as candidates for election to the AIXTRON Supervisory Board at the 2013 Annual General Meeting.   Dr. Biagosch worked for 28 years as an engineer for the international consulting firm McKinsey & Co. on various international projects for high-tech and other industries and was part of McKinsey’s global Shareholder Council. Dr. Biagosch currently works as an independent entrepreneur. Dr. Komischke, who is also an engineer, is currently Chai...
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2013-04-10

Philips and Optogan JV Starts Production of LED Luminaire St Petersburg

Saint Petersburg governor Georgy Poltavchenko and Anatoly Chubais, CEO & chairman of RUSNANO (Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies, a sovereign investment corporation based in Moscow, Russia), visited the St Petersburg site of LED chip and luminaire maker Optogan, where the joint venture ‘Philips and Optogan’ has started production of the new ‘Avenue’ LED luminaire.   The maximum capacity of the line is more than 50,000 LED luminaries per year.  Founded in Helsinki, Finland in 2004 by Russian entrepreneurs ...
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2013-04-03

Philips Introduces New LED Luminaire BoldPlay

Philips Ledalite introduces BoldPlay, a new portfolio of high-performance LED lighting systems that is 44 percent more efficient and consumes 28 percent less energy than traditional technologies like fluorescent. Integrating daylight harvesting with the latest Philips LED technology and advanced optics, BoldPlay is the latest in the Philips’ family of luminaires to offer building owners a flexible, intuitive lighting solution that allows for fewer fixtures in a space, while delivering all the light quality, energy efficiency and cost savings that have become hallmarks...
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2013-03-29

AIXTRON to Support LED and Laser Research at Peking University

AIXTRON SE announced that China’s Peking University is adding to its AIXTRON equipment base with an order for a further Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) reactor with capacity for three 2-inch (3x2”) substrates in a single run. The order was made in the second quarter of 2012 with delivery scheduled for the first quarter of 2013.   One of the researchers who will be using the AIXTRON system is Professor Shen Bo. He says: “We already have an AIXTRON CCS system in use, and we are very satisfied with it. We now needed ...
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2013-03-27

Osram Topled: Brighter and Longer Lasting LED Light for Buses and Trains

White feel-good light on the move The new generation of the Mini Topled and Topled classics from Osram Opto Semiconductors produce light of a particularly high quality. The successful standard packages have been retained but now contain LEDs in a new brightness class with pleasant white light that is ideal for the interior illumination of buses, trains, aircraft and cars. And then there are properties such as durability, resistance to electrostatic discharge (ESD), improved corrosion stability and certification to automotive industry standard AEC Q101. The new gene...
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2013-03-22

Osram Opto Semiconductors' IR Golden Dragon: optical output power increased by 20 percent

Particularly efficient at currents of up to 2 amps (A) With a typical optical output of 650 milliwatts (mW) the Golden Dragon SFH 4232A from Osram Opto Semiconductors is currently the most powerful infrared LED (IRED) in this housing. At a current of one amp the efficiency of this high-power component is more than 39 percent. The IRED therefore provides the basis for reliable monitoring and surveillance systems and helps to reduce system costs. This benefits general applications in process and production control in industry and camera-based surveillance applicat...
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2013-03-13

Transphorm Scales up to 200 mm Wafers with AIXTRON’s G5+ GaN-on-Si system

AIXTRON SE announced that US company Transphorm Inc. is stepping up production of gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) with its latest order of AIXTRON’s G5+ MOCVD system, capable of handling five 200 mm (5x8-inch) wafers. The order was made in the fourth quarter of 2012 with delivery due in the second quarter of 2013. Primit Parikh, President of Transphorm comments: “We are not just increasing our capacity with this order. This new system also expands our capability from 150 mm to 200 mm diameter wafers, providing economies of scale. We ...
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2013-03-12

Philips Launches Hue LED Light Bulb SDK and Official APIs to iOS Developers

Philips on Monday launched a software developer program for the Hue line of iOS-controlled "smart LED" light bulbs, allowing app makers to integrate the lighting solution into third-party products. With the new software development kit and open APIs, iOS developers can take advantage of Hue's unique capabilities, including powering the Wi-Fi enabled LED bulbs on and off, as well as changing their color remotely through a Wi-Fi enabled bridge. Besides being able to alter the color of each bulb remotely, compatibility with the ZigBee LightLink sta...
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2013-03-06

Philips Starts a Long-anticipated LED Bulb Price War for less than $15

Philips Electronics North America has kicked off a long-anticipated price war in home lighting, with a 10.5-watt LED bulb for just under $15 at Home Depot.  And by the end of the year, Philips expects to market a similar bulb for a little less than $10. At 10.5 watts, the LED lamps produce as much light as a traditional 60-watt incandescent bulb and a fraction of the heat. Philips rates the lifetime of the 10.5-watt LED lamps more than 18 years under normal household use.  That's less than the the 23-year-rating of the more expensive LED bulbs that ...
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2013-03-06

AIXTRON Receives CS Manufacturing Award 2013 for its AIX G5+ GaN-on-Si Technology

AIXTRON SE has been awarded the 2013 Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Award for its latest development, the AIX G5+ reactor for gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si). The Award recognizes key areas of innovation surrounding the chip manufacturing process from research to completed device, focusing on the people, processes and products that drive the industry forward. Editor Richard Stevenson from Compound Semiconductor (CS) magazine presented the award yesterday, March 4, 2013 to AIXTRON’s Vice President Europe Dr. Frank Schulte. &...
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2013-03-05

Philips Announces New Mid-Power LED LUXEON 3535L

Philips Lumileds of San Jose, CA, USA has launched the LUXEON 3535L family of mid-power LEDs, offering what is claimed to be the highest luminous efficacy available for the category on the market: 165lm/W at cool-white and 150lm/W at warm-white correlated color temperatures. The LUXEON 3535L line supports ENERGY STAR certification requirements for color quality and a lumen maintenance lifetime of 35,000 hours at test conditions as high as 105°C and 150mA. “Our LUXEON 3535L mid-power LED offers luminaire and lamp manufacturer...
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2013-03-05

Philips Executive Predicts LED Lighting to Grow 40% in 2013

The chief executive officer of Philips North America, Greg Sebasky, has pointed out in an interview that the global market for LED will grow about 40 % in 2013.   According to him, the company sees a “growth tipping point” with the debut this year of its 60-watt equivalent LED light bulb that will retail for about $10. That will help the energy- efficient technology make up about 50 percent of Philips’ lighting sales by 2015, up from 25 percent last year. “People are starting to see lighting as a durable good,” Sebasky said, taking lig...
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Tokushima, Japan – 17 June 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the addition of the Direct Mountable Chip Series (Part Number: NVSWE21A-V1) to the portfol... READ MORE

DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), announced today the launch of XLamp® Element G LEDs, delivering a new product class with unmatched light output and efficiency for LEDs of this size. The... READ MORE