2013-01-16

First JENCOLOR Innovation Forum Successfully Held

The first JENCOLOR Innovation Forum (www.jencolor-innovations-forum.de) took place in Jena, Germany, on 5 September 2012 and offered an overview of the application scope and possibilities of JENCOLOR products. The event was full to capacity with almost 80 participants. Unfortunately, it was not possible to accept all of the attendance requests. The Forum was organized by the initiators Dr. Fred Grunert (CEO at MAZeT GmbH), Dr. Klaus Schindler (CEO at OptoNet e.V.) and Prof. Dietrich Hofmann (Network Manager at SpectroNet & VisQuaNe...
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2013-01-08

Light Planet Target Outdated Fluorescents with New Technology Partnership

LED specialist Light Planet has announced a deal that will see them become the sole UK distributor for a multi-functional range of LED fittings manufactured by Lumi-Harvest Industries (LUMIX)   Building on 20 years experience of manufacturing and selling conventional lighting, Lumix has developed a reputation for producing quality LED replacements for the inefficient and unpopular fluorescent fixtures that are common in many commercial buildings.   Priced to be competitive with standard light fittings, the Lumix range offers end users and contractors a ...
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2013-01-07

Researcher Discovered LED Bulbs Can Damage Paintings

Letizia Monico, a researcher at Antwerp University and Perugia University in Italy, has made in a doctoral thesis, turned out that light bulbs that emit a lot of blue light can damage paintings by art’s great masters. A few years ago researchers discovered that a chemical process made the chrome-yellow paint used by Vincent Van Gogh darker. Letizia Monico investigated the cause in her doctoral thesis. "That kind of yellow paint is very sensitive to green and blue. I would advise museums not to use LED bulbs any more as they emit at lot of blue light.”...
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2013-01-03

GE Lighting Names Agostino Renna President and CEO of GE Lighting Europe, Middle East and Africa

On January 2, 2013, GE Lighting announced that Agostino Renna has been named president and CEO of GE Lighting Europe, Middle East and Africa effective immediately. Renna, who will report to GE Lighting president and CEO Maryrose Sylvester, succeeds Phil Marshall who has led GE Lighting Europe, Middle East and Africa, since 2008. Marshall has left GE Lighting to pursue a position outside of the company. “Agostino Renna’s experience, leadership and significant sales and marketing background make him an outstanding person to continue th...
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2013-01-02

Carmanah Appoints Dr. Dave Green as Its Board of Director

Carmanah has announced the resignation of Dr. Dave Green as a member of the Board of Directors effective December 31, 2012. Dr. Green is the founder (1995) of the business and remains an investor in the company. Rob Cruickshank, Chairman of the Company, states “David has remained very active and involved with the business throughout his board tenure. His presence in the board room will be missed." Cruickshank furthers, “In addition, David remains a meaningful investor and continues to be supportive of the company. We thank him for his contribution and w...
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2012-12-31

Philips Plans to Launch Its First Commercial OLED Desk Lamp

Philips recently has unveiled plans for its first commercial OLED desk lamp.The company’s first OLED desk lamp Moorea, is an attempt to bring the technology to the desks of consumers. Moorea was designed by a young Berlin industrial designer named Daniel Lorch, who connected with Philips almost by chance. “Daniel visited one of our free OLEDs workshops, which we offer on a monthly basis for designers and architects,” Philips’s Dietmar Thomas tells Co.Design. “He came back to us with a clever design for a lamp with OLEDs. He ...
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2012-12-26

Hornbach Infringes Nichia's YAG Patent for LED Christmas Illumination Products

In the patent infringement lawsuit in Germany at the Düsseldorf District Court which Nichia filed against Hornbach-Baumarkt-AG ("Hornbach"), the court found following the main hearing on November 27, 2012 with judgment of December 20, 2012 (File No. 4a O 112/11) that Hornbach infringes Nichia's patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) (hereinafter called "YAG patent") concerning the accused white LED Christmas illumination products. The court rendered a judgment, although it is not final and can be appealed by Hornbach, in favor of Nic...
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2012-12-20

Philips Lumileds and Future Electronics Restructure Principal Distribution Agreement

Philips Lumileds and Future Lighting Solutions, a division of Future Electronics, announced today they have restructured their long-standing distribution agreement. The new arrangement allows both companies to build upon their long-standing relationship while creating new opportunities for additional partnerships. The new agreement builds on a relationship that has enabled the growth for both companies through the development of solid-state lighting solutions worldwide. "Our restructured agreement allows us to continue our collaboration with a long-term, trusted and success...
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2012-12-19

Osram LEDs in Coal Mine Lighting

Shenzhen General Technology use LED technology to reduce Energy, Maintenance and Accidents Osram’s versatile Oslon SSL series are applied in Xishan Duerping coal mine lighting in Shanxi Province, the so-called “home of coal” in China.  The 19,500 LEDs are installed in 975 lamps, replacing the traditional fluorescent lamps, to light up the 63.1 square km high wattage coal mine.  They enable energy savings of 61% (from 427050 kilo Watt hour down to 170820 kilo Watt hour annually), as well as reduce maintenance requirements and accident r...
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2012-12-18

Philips Releases IntelliPower Dynamic LED Lighting Solution

Philips Color Kinetics announced IntelliPower, its newest innovation for delivering high-bandwidth LED lighting control using existing electrical and physical infrastructures. IntelliPower makes it easy to deploy intelligent, digitally controllable LED lighting solutions in any situation where re-wiring is not desirable or feasible, including historic buildings, in-ground systems, bridges, and monumental exteriors. With IntelliPower, Philips Color Kinetics is building on its expertise and leadership in LED lighting to deliver the benefits of a state-of-the-art LE...
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2012-12-14

Osram Brings Transparent OLEDs to Industry Maturity

The 'Rollercoaster' luminaire demonstrates rapid development with organic light emitting diodes Osram presents a luminaire in the form of the Rollercoaster designer luminaire featuring industry-mature, transparent OLEDs for the first time. The 'luminous glass panels' are intended for series-production from 2014 onwards, and OLED will be the first choice in the future for transparent light designs. Osram presents a luminaire in the form of the Rollercoaster designer luminaire featuring industry-mature, transparent OLEDs for the first time.  The &#...
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2012-12-13

Tridonic: TALEXXengine STARK INDI for Direct and Indirect Light

LED light engine: Ergonomics meets freedom of design, TALEXXengine STARK INDI for direct and indirect light Tridonic is launching TALEXXengine STARK INDI, an LED system that produces uniform light for both direct and indirect illumination. The light is directed downwards and upwards in a ratio of 80% to 20%, or vice versa. With its slim low-profile form the LED system gives designers enormous freedom and can be used as a replacement for T5 and TCL lamps. Its main applications include offices and educational establishments. TALEXXeng...
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2012-12-13

Philips Releases New A-19 Bulb

Philips has launched its next-generation A-19 bulb with a new design. Compared with the old yellow EnduraLED or the fluorescent L-Prize bulb, the 60-watt replacement has a white appearance and uses 11 watts while putting out 830 lumens.  It will be available in both Soft White or Daylight color temperatures when released. The bulb, which was designed to exceed Energy Star specifications, is being released in select New York locations of Home Depot this month.  It will also be available at HomeDepot.com with a roll-out expected in the beginning of 2013....
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2012-12-12

Philips Introduces New LUXEON T

New Offering from Philips Lumileds delivers performance & precise beam control for directional & efficacy driven applications Building on the market-leading innovations of hot testing and Freedom from Binning™, Philips Lumileds introduces LUXEON® T, the next generation illumination-grade LED tested and specified at 85°C to ensure in-application performance with tight color control, to within 3-Step MacAdams (SDCM). Optimized for efficacy and supported by the industry-leading forward voltage of 2.7V and the lowest thermal resistance of 3 ...
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2012-12-12

Philips Lights up Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Philips has brighten the monumental facade and inner courtyard of Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam with new, custom-designed LED lighting. Following the switch-over to Philips LED lighting for the indoor lighting inside the luxury hotel a number of years ago, the exterior of The Grand is now also being illuminated by LED lighting. The purpose of lighting the inner courtyard is to highlight the aesthetic features of this impressive building. The LED lightline starts with a number of ground spots immediately below the hotel's monumental entrance gate, bringi...
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2012-12-11

ELC, CELMA Merges into LightingEurope

On December 5, ELC and CELMA, two organizations from the European lighting industry, have merged into a new organization called as LightingEurope in Brussels. The new organization is dedicated in standing for the interests of European lighting industry, and settling difficulties in LED innovation. Additionally, it claimed as the sound of Europe lighting industry, which presents many lighting associations and all kinds of European lighting enterprises. ELC is a European bulb manufacturers alliance, and CELMA is a European association of lamps and lanterns. ...
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2012-12-10

Konica Acquires Instrument Systems

Instrument Systems GmbH, a Munich company specialized in lighting measurement equipment, is sold by the Company founder and President Richard Distl to Konica Minolta Optics, Inc. The subsidiary company Optronik Berlin GmbH is also included in the sale. The company was established in 1986, and it will expand the sensing division of the Japanese Group with its successful product range. The Instrument Systems brand and the locations in Munich and Berlin will be retained. Additionally, the previous owner Richard Distl will continue as President and CEO. Th...
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2012-12-07

Philips Lighting in Bath to Close by the end of 2013

Philips Lighting plant in Bath has held a meeting on Wednesday, and told workers of the impending closure. It wasn't immediately clear when layoffs will begin, but the company told employees that the plant will close by the end of 2013, putting approximately 280 people out of work. Silvie Casanova, a Philips spokesperson, said the closure is the result of decreased demand for the lighting technology manufactured at the Bath plant. She said the lighting produced in Bath uses high-intensity discharge technology, which has fallen behind LED lighting technology. LED li...
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2012-12-07

Osram to Spin off from Siemens

Siemens has announced its intention to spin-off 80.5% of its subsidiary Osram. The plan requires approval of at least three-quarters of voters at Siemens’ Annual Shareholders' Meeting on 23 January. If approved, the transaction will see Siemens shareholders receiving one Osram share for every ten Siemens shares [held]. Siemens announced that it also intends to remain an almost 20% shareholder in Osram (holding a 17% stake, with Siemens Pension Trust holding a further 2.5%). Osram to cut another 4700 jobs An intrinsic part of this massive reshuffle of two o...
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2012-12-07

Traxon’s Lighting Showcase in Holmenkollen

Located on the highest hill of Oslo, Holmenkollbakken is one of the most famous ski jumps in the world and can be seen from anywhere in the city. This landmark is now illuminated by Traxon’s Liner Shield AC XB and Wall Washer Shield AC XB in cold and warm white hues. Controlled by an e:cue Butler XT, the entire steel façade is illuminated from the inside and underneath the jumping area in four dynamic scenarios. The installation illuminates a jumper gliding down the hill; it glows and pulses like a star or ice crystals on the façade; it contrasts...
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2012-12-06

Osram Breaks New Record on Chip Prototype

Infrared thin-film chip leaps to 72 percent efficiency The infrared chip prototype has achieved a new record with an efficiency of up to 72 percent. At 930 milliwatts from an operating current of 1 amp, its light output under laboratory conditions is 25 percent higher than that of the chips currently available on the market, which means that future infrared LEDs can be made even more energy-efficient. The efficiency was measured at room temperature and at a dc current up to 1 amp. With a wavelength of 850 nanometers the chip has been designed in particular for infrared illuminatio...
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2012-11-30

Rookie USA Chooses Osram's LEDs for Energy Saving

Rookie USA uses an LED lighting solution from Osram Opto Semiconductors and Phoster Industries Rookie USA, a premium brand specializing in innovative sportswear for children, is equipping its first retail location in New York City with a high-quality LED lighting solution: Installed inside the fixtures from Canadian-based Phoster Industries are energy-efficient Golden Dragon Plus LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors.   The lighting concept developed by the two companies combines ideal lighting for the retail area with enormous cost savings of up t...
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2012-11-22

Dialight Debuts 25,000 Lumen DuroSite® LED High Bay with 10 Year Warranty

With More than 100K High Bays Sold, Dialight’s Latest Ultra-Efficient Fixture Delivers 100 Lumens per Watt and Long Life Reliability with Integrated Power Supply Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the immediate availability of its new 25,000 lumen DuroSite® LED High Bay to meet the high light output requirements of industrial applications. With its ultra-efficient 100 lumens per Watt efficacy, the new 250W LED High Bay can dramatically reduce energy consumption and maint...
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2012-11-19

Dynamic lighting Showroom and office for Tridonic partner Wennerström

The Swedish company of Wennerström Ljuskontroll has for many years acted as Tridonic’s sales partner in Sweden, Finland and the Baltic States. The new Wennerström offices in Stockholm are an impressive demonstration of the success of this partnership. The recently opened showroom and the sales offices have been fitted with dynamic lighting based on latest LED technology, light management components and lamp control gear from Tridonic. Seeing the light: ideally in actual use At Wennerström they are aware that seeing light in action is a much more p...
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2012-11-13

Siemens Plans to Cut $7.67 billion in Costs by 2014

Siemens will cut $7.67 billion in costs by 2014 and will sell several assets,  in an effort to improve financial returns to shareholders, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company reported a 27 percent drop in fiscal year profits, intends to sell water-treatment assets and has been unsuccessful so far in selling it Osram lighting business. The Journal said the plan is a response to a weakening global economy and falling prices for many of Siemens' products.  ...
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2012-11-12

Dublin-based Company Ikon Receives €1m Kernel funding for LED Bulbs Expansion

Dublin-based technology company Ikon, which is engaged in developing more efficient and cost effective LED lighting solutions, has received a further €1m in funding from the Kernel Capital managed Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Fund II. And previously it has received €650,000 from the Kernel-led fund. The firm will now use the new tranche of funds to drive product development and is planning for significant recruitment over the next six months to support these growth plans. "Ikon's silicon, LED Driver solutions will offer significant benefits...
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2012-11-08

Interview with Louis Lam, President & CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Asia

LEDinside conducted an interview with Mr. Louis Lam, President & CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Asia Ltd, who shed light on the role OSRAM plays in the global LED, solid-state lighting and LED lighting industries and OSRAM’s strategy regarding the Asian and Chinese markets. Quality and R&D is the Key to Making Inroads into Global SSL Market In regard to OSRAM-OS’s new Wuxi plant, a lot of people in the industry are curious about the Wuxi plant’s role (packaging, assembly, and applications) and the c...
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2012-11-08

electronica 2012: Osram – the complete supplier of semiconductor lighting solutions

Wherever there is light, you will also find semiconductor light sources from Osram Opto Semiconductors: in the automotive sector, the entertainment industry and even the security environment. At this year’s electronica fair (booth 107 in Hall A3) the company will therefore be highlighting its role as a complete supplier of semiconductor lighting solutions. This leading international exhibition of components, systems and applications will provide an opportunity to see the new Displix LED for the first time. This LED has been designed specifically for outdoor displays. O...
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2012-11-07

L-3 Link Simulation & Training upgrades Boeing 777 full-flight simulator with ReaLED™ technology

Reduced total cost of ownership, high fidelity, image stability and low-maintenance are key criteria for visual systems investment Today’s commercial aviation operators are looking for cost effective, high-fidelity and stable solutions for visual displays.  The brand new Boeing 777 full-flight simulator (FFS) is being manufactured by L-3 Link Simulation &Training UK (L-3 Link UK) at its Crawley, UK facility. The Boeing 777 FFS uses the very latest projectiondesign® FL35 projectors integrated with RSI Visual Systems’ XT4 Image ...
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2012-11-07

LEDinside: Creative LED Lighting is Thriving; Modern Design OvO from TAO

LEDinside journalists recently visited the booth of TAO, a light resource and luminaire manufacturer, on 14th Hong Kong International Light Fair (Autumn Edition). TAO is a light source and luminaires manufacturer from China, founded in 2004, managed by a mixed Sino-European team. All their products are designed and developed in the R&D center in Shanghai, where their factory is also located. With about 900 employees, TAO is now a recognized vendor in the lighting industry. Their products are mostly distributed in western countries but they can also be found ...
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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

Natural colour rendering of Optisolis™ LEDs lets visitors experience artwork as the artist intended without degrading the work. Tokushima, Japan – 23 July 2019: Nichia Corporation, the leader in high brightness LED technologies, an... READ MORE