2012-11-06

Philips to Cut Jobs at Belgian Lighting Plant

Philips will deepen cuts at a lighting factory in Belgium and eliminate an additional 218 jobs in response to falling demand for conventional lamps and the rise of LED. The job cuts are on top of 136 reductions announced in June, Amsterdam-based Philips said in a statement. The site in Turnhout, Belgium, has 1,533 employees and makes high- pressure discharge lamps for sport stadiums and stores. “The need to focus on cost efficiency is becoming more and more important,” Alasdair Waugh, director at the site, said in a statement. “We expect a decrease of pr...
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2012-11-05

Samsung and Osram Gave up the Plan for LED JV

According to Maeil Business Newspaper reported Monday, citing securities and information-technology industry officials, Samsung Electronics and Osram AG have scrapped earlier plan to set up a joint venture to develop LED technology. "Manager-level officials here had considered the joint venture issue after a financial firm has suggested, but we stopped the discussion at an initial stage," an official at Samsung Electronics, was quoted as saying. "We have cross license contract with Osram, so will maintain good relationship with it." Early in Augu...
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2012-10-30

Osram Displix LED for extreme conditions

Robust multichip LED for high-contrast displays in outdoor applications Large-format outdoor displays, for example at rock concerts, at sporting events or for perimeter advertising, are the most important target applications for the new Displix black and Displix blackprint multichip LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors. These robust high-contrast high-power LEDs can withstand high humidity levels, wide fluctuations in temperature and even torrential rain. The high-quality multichip LED is available as Displix black in a black package with a black reflector and...
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2012-10-26

Oslon LX LED for every budget

The Oslon LX LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors provides affordable LED solutions even for the subcompact automobile market With the Oslon LX Osram Opto Semiconductors is offering a new LED component for widespread application in the automotive sector. The focus here is on the essential functions of brightness and quality so these new white light emitting diodes are affordable even for installation in subcompact vehicles. They will be used mainly for daytime running lights and fog lights and will provide visual and technical enhancements to automobiles right down ...
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2012-10-26

Philips to Lead New Innovations with Its LED Retrofit Lamps

Philips introduces the Philips DimTone BR30 LED with color temperature dimming and the commercial availability of the Philips LED A21 22 watt LED, the company's 100 watt incandescent equivalent and the LED T8 with external driver, which is one of the first TLEDs to meets the DesignLight Consortium (DLC) requirements for linear replacement lamps. These latest additions to the Philips line-up replicate the light quality of the incandescent and fluorescent technologies they replace, while offering the energy-efficiency and reduced maintenance benefits of ...
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2012-10-25

AIXTRON: Slower Than Expected Recovery of Demand leads to EUR 51.5m Inventory Write-Downs

The Company will not Return to Profitability within the Current Year. AIXTRON SE (ISIN DE000A0WMPJ6), a leading provider of deposition equipment to the global semiconductor industry, wrote down EUR 51.5m of inventory due to a significantly slower than expected recovery of demand for MOCVD equipment. The devaluation followed a comprehensive review of Inventory held, which concluded that despite the positive long-term outlook for the LED industry, the existing stock held was inappropriately high in comparison to the current subdued level of demand ...
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2012-10-23

Philips to Debut A21 LED for 100W Replacement Bulb

Philips will debut its 100W-equivalent LED lamp, the A21 LED, in December. The A21 LED looks like the bulbs in AmbientLED/EnduraLED family but those naming conventions have been ended so the description will be the bulb’s name. The lamp consumes 22W, puts out 1780 lumens, operates at warm white (2700K), and is rated for 25,000 hours of life. It’s dimmable and has a CRI rating of 80. One important detail to know about the bulb is that it’s an “A21″, which refers to the shape and size. A standard, household bulb is an A19 w...
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2012-10-23

FrigoDynamics® Two Phase Technology for High Bay LEDs

FrigoDynamics®pioneers lightweight innovative coolers for High Bay LED lighting systems. The HB HPK-Fin™ coolers are 2-phase heat exchangers allowing high levels of power dissipation with zero power consumption. The coolers have a unique, patented design utilizing the chimney effect thus maximizing the cooling performance. They are lightweight, compact, silent, easy to install, have no operating costs and have no lifetime issues. They offer a passive environmentally friendly solution with no CO2 emissions.     “We have done extensive res...
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2012-10-23

GreenWave Reality Utilizes iPhone to Control LED Bulbs

GreenWave Reality’s Connected Lighting Solution has made a dream that wirelessly influence light bulbs’ color, brightness with iPhone come true. People reside in Europe can begin to enjoy such luxuries, as GreenWave Reality’s Connected Lighting Solution combine energy star certified LED bulbs with home’s wireless network, allowing you to control your abode’s lights with the touch of a smartphone (or tablet). Unlike like LIFX version, customers won’t be able to change the color, but probably can influence their brightness, and t...
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2012-10-23

Light Planet's LED retrofit achieves significant savings for Brighton hospital

•       £21,000 cost savings •       Energy consumption reduced by 68% •       Maintenance programme reduced by over a third Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust expect to achieve savings in the region of £21,000 after retrofitting LED lighting in several areas of the building, and payback in some areas is projected to take less than 2 years. The retrofit programme, delivered by advanced LED specialists Light Planet, has also reduced energ...
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2012-10-22

Philips' Q3 LED Sales Grew by 51%

Philips reports third-quarter comparable sales growth of 5% to EUR 6.1 billion; EBITA of EUR 450 million • Comparable sales up 5%, with all three sectors contributing to growth • Sales in growth geographies up 10% on a comparable basis, now representing 36% of total revenue • Reported EBITA of EUR 450 million, or 7.3% of sales • Net income of EUR 170 million • Free cash flow of EUR 395 million   Q3 financials: Strong growth at Healthcare and growth businesses in Consumer Lifestyle. Profit margin improvements for the G...
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2012-10-19

Philips and Haworth announce collaboration to create inspiring office spaces

Companies to develop solutions integrating LED lighting in office furniture Philips and Haworth announced a cooperation to create workplaces designed to enhance employees’ well-being in the office. As part of the cooperation, Philips, the global leader in lighting and Haworth, a global leader in the design and manufacture of office furniture, will create innovative lighting and furniture solutions for the European market. The companies will also focus on future-looking research into office design and lighting trends.   At the office and facility show, Orgatec 2012...
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2012-10-17

Luxonic Lighting Achieves High Quality and Environmental Standards

Luxonic Lighting, one of the leading UK lighting manufacturers, has underlined its sustainability credentials by becoming a Carbon Trust accredited supplier as well as achieving IS0 14001. Luxonic Lighting had to demonstrate to the Carbon Trust how its products and services reduce clients’ energy bills by fitting its highly efficient luminaires and control systems. An organisation wishing to reduce their carbon footprint and save money can approach the Carbon Trust, which will then offer Luxonic Lighting as a supplier of lighting products that is certified to carry ...
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2012-10-16

Siemens Plans to Make Osram Spin-off

Germany Siemens has scheduled to promote its subsidiary Osram split listing plan.According to Siemens,Osram will transform into form as GmbH form. In addition, Siemens group will set up Osram Lamps AG, and the new lamps company may liste after Osram splits from Siemens. Siemens spokesman said in an interview, Osram will complete the spin-off by the end of October. After spin-off, osram will remain the same management position. And the current Osram’s CEO also plays the same role in the listed Osram lamps company , as well as be responsible for osram GmbH....
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2012-10-15

Malaysia Becomes Dialight’s First Asian LED Facility

Dialight Europe Ltd has announced to expand the operational activities of LED assembly plant in Penang soon to include moulding and surface mounting technology (SMT) operations. Moulding operations would start before the end of 2012 for Dialight Penang Sdn Bhd, while SMT activities would begin next year, according to the company’s chief executive Roy Burton . “Production activities of the plant will also be expanded to include Dialight’s industry-leading LED fixtures for industrial hazardous applications,” he said after the launch of Di...
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2012-10-15

Osram: Concerted research for future-fit lighting

Partners of the European "Solutions for Energy Efficient Lighting (SEEL)" project achieve decisive research successes with HID and LED lamps Partner companies of the "Solutions for Energy Efficient Lighting (SEEL)" project supported on the German side by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research have achieved three important research goals with high pressure discharge (HID) lamps and LED: they have developed Xenon lamps for car headlights with a lower ignition voltage than previously, have verified higher temperature stabilitie...
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2012-10-10

Epistar and Azzurro Jointly Made Breakthroughs on GaN-on-silicon Technology

Epistar and Azzurro have jointly made breakthroughs on developing GaN-on-silicon based LEDs utilising Epistar’s HB LED structures and Azzurro’s technology for 150mm GaN-on-silicon in just 4 months. The firms transferred Epistar’s existing LED structures built on sapphire to the GaN-on-silicon material system, marking GaN-on-silicon one step further towards implementation in mass production. GaN-on-silicon growth is often associated with many technological challenges. But the use of templates with unique strain‐engineering technology from A...
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2012-10-10

Philips Sets up First Lighting Store in UK

Lately, Philips has set up its first ever lighting store Philips Light Gallery, situated in London’s Westbourne Grove, UK, to showcase the latest LED technology. Philips Light Gallery will offer a range of lighting solutions for living areas, children’s bedrooms, bathrooms and outdoor areas, with shoppers able to browse room by room. Additionally, trained staff is employed to help customers chose their lighting solutions but with a special focus on explaining the benefits of LED. Peter Maskell, Philips chairman and MD of Lighting said; "Ph...
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2012-10-10

Osram Becomes Disneyland’s Official Lighting Partner

Recently, Osram AG has developed a five year strategic corporate alliance with Disneyland Paris. The agreement will position Osram as Disneyland’s official lighting partner. The partnership will allow Osram to use promotional rights for the Disney and Disneyland Paris brands. Euro Disney Associés SCA, which operates Disneyland Paris, plans to optimise its energy efficiency by 10 per cent between 2006 and 2013, one of its seven long term goals for making Disneyland Paris a reference in sustainable development among European tourist destinations. Os...
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2012-10-10

Dimmable Philips LED Lamps Helps Arnhem to Save almost 50% Energy

The Municipality of Arnhem is to install Philips LED lighting on a large scale, in line with its ambitions in the area of sustainability. 2,300 street lights on the city's major roads are to be fitted with dimmable LED lamps. This measure will achieve energy savings of some 47%, equivalent to 500,000 kWh a year. The investment will be recouped through the reduced costs of energy consumption, maintenance and lamp replacement. The project will take four years and was recently started in Arnhem South around Groningensingel.   The municipality is committed to sustain...
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2012-10-10

Light Planet showcase the benefits of LED technology at Healthcare Estates 2012

Building on increasing demand from the healthcare sector, Light Planet is showcasing the benefits of advanced LED technology at the Healthcare Estates exhibition and conference in Manchester.   Held over the 9 and 10 of October, Healthcare Estates is the complete event for specifiers and high-level decision-makers from across the sector that focuses on the design, build, maintenance and management of healthcare estates and facilities.   With the healthcare sector facing a challenging combination of ambitious carbon reduction commitments and increasingly restricted...
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2012-10-09

Dialight :New Transportable ATEX LED High Bay

The Dialight SafeSite® Transportable LED High Bay luminaire is a high performance task light with ATEX/IECEx certification suitable for use both in Zone 1, 21 and Zone 2, 22. Delivering up to 12,500 lumens, the new luminaire is designed for temporary lighting applications and for maintenance tasks that require a robust light source, such as tank cleaning and sandblasting. With an operating voltage range of 100-277 VAC this LED fitting is highly suited for use with remote generators. Weighing 13.6 kg the 170W luminaire is fitted with a stainless ste...
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2012-10-08

Ikea Group Announces to Sell Only LED Lights All Over the World

Ikea Group recently has announced to sell only LED lamps and bulbs in its stores by 2016 to help its customers save energy and cut carbon emissions. According to IKEA Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard said in a webcast and teleconference, replacing the world’s 12 billion traditional light bulbs with LEDs would cut emissions equivalent to those of the Netherlands. In addition, the company will also convert all the lighting in its stores, factories and distribution centers to LEDs. By switching to LEDs, Ikea is picking a winner out of technologie...
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2012-10-05

Germany’s AZZURO Pushing GaN-on-Si LED Wafer to Cut Manufacturing Time and Cost

Germany’s AZZURO Pushing GaN-on-Si LED Wafer to Cut Manufacturing Time and Cost Germany’s AZZURRO, founded in 2003, focuses on supplying power semiconductor device and LED manufacturers with wafers. AZZURRO owns patents in GaN-on-Si technology. The company’s way is to grow a buffer layer based on GaN material on Si substrate, and then grow a GaN film on the wafer according to different needs of LED and power semiconductor device application. The company noted that currently it can make GaN-on-Si wafer on a 6-inch (150mm) Si substrate, aiming to push it to 8-inch (200mm). LEDinside believes this new manufacturing process will help the migration from the existing LED manufacturing process to silicon substrate manufacturing process. This is LEDinside’s pleasure to have a chance to interview Mr. Erwin Ysewijn, VP Sales & Marketing of AZZURRO to share AZZURRO’s technology and experience. 
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2012-10-04

SAP Netherlands selects projectiondesign for new demonstration rooms

Enterprise IT systems software giant, SAP has recently upgraded the audio-visual communications technology at their new Netherlands offices. The upgrade includes F22 projectors from Norway’s projectiondesign® that are installed throughout several demonstration rooms and offices conveniently located in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, near to the Belgium border.
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2012-10-04

Herzog to head up Integration Technology Europe business development

UK imaging technology developer Integration Technology Ltd (ITL) is consolidating its Continental Europe operations with the appointment of Achim Herzog to the role of European Business Development Manager. Southern Germany-based Herzog brings over a decade’s worth of experience in printing and UV curing to ITL. He joins from Atlantic Zeiser where he was product manager for the digital and security printing division and worked formerly in sales and strategic development for ITL strategic partner, IST METZ. Achim Herzog anticipates growing...
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2012-10-02

Novaled awarded “European Company of the Year” by a panel of international cleantech experts

Novaled has been named in the prestigious 2012 Global Cleantech 100 list recognizing the top global private companies in the clean technology industry. In addition the company has been awarded as the European Company of the Year by a 75-strong international expert panel. Novaled today announced it is named in the prestigious 2012 Global Cleantech 100 list, produced by Cleantech Group, a leading research firm focused on global cleantech innovation. The list is unique in the sector and highlights the top private companies that represent the most innovative and promising idea...
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2012-09-28

Philips Lighting enables Art in the Dark winners to switch on their creativity

The top three winners of Philips Lighting’s Art in the Dark 2012 competition have been announced.  Art in the Dark is Auckland’s premiere free, community light art event which will be held in Ponsonby’s Western Park on the evenings of Friday 9 and Saturday 10 November.    The competition, sponsored by Philips Lighting with support from AUT, gives all tertiary students in New Zealand the opportunity to design a light installation using Philips Lighting’s LED products, including energy-efficient LED light bulbs and lumi...
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2012-09-27

PhotonStar LED Signs Supply Agreement with UK House Builder

PhotonStar LED, based in Romsey, Hampshire has announced a rolling one year exclusive supply agreement with a major UK house builder to supply LED lighting fixtures for all of the developer’s new homes. And the products will be supplied through UK wholesalers. In 2011, the house builder completed 1500 homes, and is forecasting continued growth. All new properties will be subject to new legislation requiring improvement in energy efficiency including lighting. The new legislation, "Code for Sustainable Homes," is an environmental impact rating system...
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2012-09-26

Global lighting partnership to lead transformation in corporate real estate

•Industry leaders partner to deliver energy-efficient Philips lighting solutions to Jones Lang LaSalle clients •Partnership provides platform to drive sustainable transformation in energy use in global commercial real estate markets Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting and Jones Lang LaSalle, (NYSE:JLL), the global financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate, have entered into a partnership agreement to deliver energy-efficient lighting and energy management solutions to all...
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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