2012-09-26

A Three-year European Project for OLEDs Concludes

A three-year European project to research solution-processable materials for OLEDs has concluded, with newly developed materials that can be integrated into large-surface OLED components and are suited for printing processes. The NEMO (NEw Materials for OLEDs from solutions) project, a consortium of 11 companies led by Merck, with backing from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), to explore a variety of OLED materials and capabilities: soluble light-emitting materials, charge transport materials, new adhesives for reliable encap...
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2012-09-24

Philips and Jones Lang LaSalle Support for Miami Tower LED Exterior Lighting Project

Miami Tower has been a signature landmark for years. And this time, it’s adopted a new LED lighting system. Miami Tower rises contains 623,000 square feet of commercial space. The team of Jones Lang LaSalle, Philips Color Kinetics and LED Source identified the optimal LED lighting solution based on long-term operational savings. The installation team replaced nearly 400 metal halide lights that consumed 1,000 watts each, which were limited to only a few static colours. Now, there are 216 ultra-modern LED fixtures able to produce 16 million colours and...
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2012-09-22

LEDinside : incandescent lamps fade out from lighting industry , and LED bulbs take off

2012 is an unusual year for global lighting as government around the world begins to commit in promoting energy-saving policies of banning incandescent lamps, and the cost of LED lighting keeps to fall; these factors help to stimulate the growth of the energy-saving market.
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2012-09-21

Osram LED Lamps Spark Oktoberfest in the Hippodrom

When millions of visitors start streaming into the world’s biggest fair from September 22 to October 7, attention will center not only on good cheer, but also on the environment. While the Hippodrom is not the largest of the Oktoberfest beer tents, its commitment to the environment is all the greater: By replacing 550 incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient Osram LED lamps, the venue will be reducing CO2 emissions by some 1.2 tons at the Oktoberfest. A total of 550 warm-white LED lamps from Munich-based Osram will be putting visitors, food and beverages in t...
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2012-09-21

Does confusion around LG7 risk leaving lighting design in the dark?

Industry standards are an important factor in ensuring quality lighting design for the commercial sector, but specifying fixtures simply because they meet requirements means more advanced solutions may be overlooked.   LEDs are an extremely attractive addition to any portfolio, but in some cases lack of understanding around product availability or experience of LED performance characteristics and capabilities is holding specifiers back.   Much of this confusion arises from the requirements laid out in ‘Lighting Guide 7: Office Lighting’. LG7 is an impo...
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2012-09-20

Osram Launches Oslon Black Flat LED for loads of light on the road

Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced new LED product , Oslon Black Flat for automotive frontlighting systems. Equipped with state-of-the-art chip and packaging technology and a ceramic converter, this new LED product from the famous Oslon Black series is a high-performance light source for automotive applications. It offers high light output even at high currents, uniform distribution of light, thermal stability and particularly good contrast for seeing and being seen. Oslon Black Flat had its premier as a prototype at ISAL 2011 and is available now. Light sour...
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2012-09-19

Philips Cooperates with World Green Building Council to Create Intelligent LED Lighting for More ‘Green Buildings’

In partnership with the World Green Building Council, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is enabling the development of more ‘Green Buildings’ by turning innovative and intelligent lighting solutions into people benefits in ways that are environmentally responsible and cost-effective. From September 17 to 21, World Green Building Week shines a spotlight on the key role of buildings in conserving natural resources, saving money and creating jobs while providing healthier places to live, work and play. “The ‘green building ag...
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2012-09-19

Oxford Ships 400th Plasma Tool for Chinese HBLED Supplier

According to Oxford Instruments , it has sold its 400th plasma system to a Chinese HBLED supplier. Dan Ayres, Managing Director of Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology ,said that "It gives me a great sense of achievement to say that we have helped to enable the HBLED revolution.Our systems play a vital role in manufacturing HBLEDs, and we have served the industry as it has developed from its R&D roots into the global industry it is today.” Ayres continues, “We have been able to offer systems for high performance every step of the wa...
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2012-09-18

China’s IMR Orders AIXTRON System for Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Research

AIXTRON SE today announced a new BM system order from the Institute of Metal Research (IMR) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The contract is for a BM Pro PECVD system in a 4-inch wafer configuration, which will be dedicated to the production of carbon nanotubes and graphene. The order was placed in the first quarter of 2012 and the system will be delivered in the third quarter of 2012. AIXTRON’s local support team will install and commission the deposition system at the Institute’s state-of-the-art cleanroom facility. “We are ...
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2012-09-17

Philips to Cut 2,200 Jobs at Its Lighting and Electronic Divisions

Philips has decided to cut 2,200 jobs at its lighting and electronic divisions to save €300m by 2014. According to the company, the restructuring programme will affect all sectors of the electronic and lighting divisions apart from the research and development department.but it will not affect the jobs of those working in healthcare equipment. Although the company saw a 15 per cent increase in revenue, according to their second quarter figures, Philips chief executive Frans Van Houten said he foresaw difficult times ahead. He said: “Basically across the world we see...
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2012-09-14

MHA Lighting scoops Best Product Innovation in leading design awards

GREATER Manchester-based MHA Lighting has scooped a top accolade for an innovative lighting product which is helping NHS Trusts fight hospital acquired infection rates. The Atherton-based lighting company fought off tough competition to win the Product Innovation category of the prestigious Retrofit Awards 2012 for its TiLite retrofit luminaire. MHA Lighting impressed the judges with its unique sealed unit design which stops dust, bacteria and dead insects from gathering around warm light fittings and spreading deadly superbugs. The LED’s 60,000...
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2012-09-13

Luxonic Debutes Latest Office & Retail Lighting at LuxLive 2012

Innovative luminaire designs for office and retail lighting will be the theme from Luxonic Lighting at this year’s LuxLive 2012 in November. A live demonstration area with two colourful mannequins will show how the latest in LED technology coupled with different beam angles can satisfy all the demands of retail lighting, particularly colour rendering and energy saving. In this retail section, Luxonic will be debuting brand new LED luminaires designed for the retail market to replace 20W to 70W ceramic metal-halide products. These products have already enjoye...
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2012-09-12

LED Bulbs Feast from Global LED Companies in 2012

  LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, conducted a survey showing that the retail price of worldwide LED bulb is decreasing slightly in July, 2012. For the first time, the bottom price of the commodity is below 10 USD in Britain, which would replace 40-watt incandescent lamp. Besides, the average price of the commodity which takes place of 60-watt incandescent lamp is also falling stably in all the world. More than that, at the moment LED bulb incline to be cost-effective and most famous manufacture are trying to keeping their high quality standards of prod...
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2012-09-12

Low Energy Designs welcome new salesperson to the team

Leading UK LED lighting manufacturer Low Energy Designs are pleased to announce the arrival of new Sales Consultant Caitlin Cundell, who will boost their existing team. With a high level of industry experience, she will work with a focus on companies in the South and East of the UK. CEO Alan Parker states, “Caitlin comes from a really strong professional sales background and will be a great addition to our growing business. Her appointment will offer our customers another resource to help identify their needs and offer appropriate solutions.” As one o...
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2012-09-12

MHA Lighting goes from strength to strength with two new appointments

AWARD-winning LED lighting specialist, MHA Lighting welcomes two new starters to strengthen its sales and communication teams.    Jim Williams joins MHA as regional business manager (Northern), bringing with him a very successful track record of over 20 years’ experience in senior sales roles within the lighting industry, with Thorn, Coughtrie and Dialight. MHA also welcomes Anthony Monks, who joins as senior communications executive, whose experience includes roles with Airbus UK, Lancashire County Council’s Brussels Office and A...
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2012-09-12

MHA Lighting is a double finalist in the prestigious Electrical Industry Awards 2012

AWARD winning lighting manufacturer, MHA Lighting has been named a finalist in both the Energy Efficiency Initiative of the Year and Innovative Lighting Product of the Year categories, in the prestigious Electrical Industry Awards 2012.   The winners will be announced at a ceremony held on Thursday 25 October 2012, at The Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London.   This fantastic double marks MHA’s inaugural entry into the industry-acclaimed Electrical Industry Awards.   Now in their platinum year, The Electrical Industry Awar...
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2012-09-11

Low Energy Electronics Systems (LEES) Project to Promote Energy Efficiency in Singapore with AIXTRON Systems

Gan-on-Si: Logic and Light on a Chip The research project Low Energy Electronics Systems (LEES) has started its work with a kick-off meeting. The program’s initiator is the renowned Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Center based in Singapore. The LEES team consists of eminent research and science specialists and is targeting the development of cutting-edge technology to increase energy efficiency and advance high-tech industries that complement microelectronics. Two AIXTRON CRIUS 1x200 mm systems, which the proj...
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2012-09-11

Osram’s LEDs to Brighten up the Arena Corinthians in São Paulo for the 2014 World Cup

Osram is equipping the Arena Corinthians in São Paulo, which will host the opening match of the Football World Championships in 2014.   The highlight is the external façade, which will be transformed into the world’s biggest LED stadium panel and will serve as an extra-large screen. “In São Paulo, Osram is once again proving its expertise when it comes to lighting for sports venues. We have not let ourselves be intimidated by FIFA’s strict requirements – on the contrary: our high-tech lighting solutions exceed the speci...
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2012-09-11

Final phase out of incandescent bulbs means it's time to set a new standard

A recent report released by US consultancy, Consumer Reports, has revealed that of the 90% of Americans who have opted for energy efficient light bulbs, 75% are choosing CFLs over their LED counterparts, despite the latter’s superiority in efficiency, life span and light quality. Examples of this kind of purchasing behaviour are particularly relevant to the UK lighting industry – and especially the LED sector - during the current period of overhaul. EU regulations have ushered the incandescent bulbs of the past offstage in a total phase out and it remains t...
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2012-09-10

PolyOne Therma-Tech™ Solutions Replace Metal in New LED Lighting Applications

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, announced that Finland-based Kruunutekniikka Oy, a leading manufacturer of solid-state LED lighting systems, has adopted Therma-Tech™ thermal management solutions to replace aluminum in its recently patented Coolics™ LED light fixtures. The PolyOne solution helps Kruunutekniikka Oy optimize its manufacturing processes and improve overall productivity. “These metal-replacement solutions manage heat while also providing the design...
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2012-09-07

Light Planet announced as Electrical Industry Awards finalists

LED specialist Light Planet is proud to announce its selection as a finalist in the Energy Efficiency Initiative of the Year category in The Electrical Industry Awards 2012.   The Electrical Industry Awards recognises the achievements of those working in the UK’s diverse electrical sector and celebrates all that is best in the industry. The Energy Efficiency Initiative of the Year category rewards the introduction or application of a new process, system or product that has brought about significant to energy savings. The selection is based on the comp...
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2012-09-04

UK Comes to the Final Phase of a Ban on Incandescent Bulbs Since September1

Starting from September1, the final phase of a ban on traditional light bulbs coming into effect in Britain, meaning retailers would no longer be able to order new stock, and consumers will soon be unable to buy 40W or 25W bulbs. Due to incandescent bulbs waste 95% of energy used as heat, the EU directive decides to ban them for decreasing the energy consumption of products. Defra said the technology "has not changed for over 100 years and there are much more efficient alternatives available". However, some people are expected to avoid the ban by seeking out &quo...
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2012-09-04

Philips Lumileds Releases High-Voltage LUXEON H 50-2 LEDs

Philips Lumileds has released new high-voltage LUXEON H 50-2 LEDs, with a typical efficacy of over 800 LPW, bringing 27% more efficacy compared to the existing LUXEON H 50V LED. In addition,  the new product can offer 30% more luminous flux and increase lumens per watt by 10% than similar products. The lumen maintenance of LUXEON H 50-2 LEDs surpasses stringent ENERGY STAR requirements. Engineered for tight spaces, retrofit bulbs like the popular A19, the compact design and high-voltage architecture of LUXEON H50-2 allows more ...
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2012-09-03

The Ban of the Incandescent Bulbs Campaign in UK Takes Place

The phase-out of incandescent light bulbs Since September, 40W and 25W incandescent bulbs are no longer to be sold as EU directive aimed at reducing the energy use of lighting came into force.   Similar bans have come into effect in respect of 60W and 100W incandescent bulbs over the past three years. The restrictions are predicted to save 39 terawatt-hours of electricity across the EU annually by 2020. According to the European Commission, around 85 per cent of EU household lights are considered to be using too much electricity and, households could be expected...
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2012-09-03

Campaigners Warn Light-bulb Ban Caused Health Risk for ill-health People

A European ban on incandescent bulb takes effect in the UK since 1, September, despite the move to energy-saving bulbs has been widely welcomed, campaigners have warned that there are concerns about the impact on people who are sensitive to LED lighting. Seeks an exemption for those who suffer ill-health Campaigners warned two million people in the UK face increased risk of health problems. They can aggravate light-sensitive medical conditions such as the auto-
immune disease lupus, bring on nausea and migraines, and can even cause skin to burn. As a result, Edinburgh...
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2012-09-03

Hayward Residents Join LED Streetlights Evaluation

The city of Hayward is under the process of replacing its old streetlights with LEDs, and city staff wants residents to weigh in on which style of fixture would be best. Hayward will be replacing about 7,700 of its 8,200 streetlights starting later this year, switching from the current high-pressure sodium lighting. Staff members narrowed the choices to three styles, and workers installed some of the three types along C Street in downtown, from Watkins Street to Foothill Boulevard. The poles are marked A, B and C, and city staff is asking residents to say which style t...
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2012-08-30

Osram’s Survey : LED Lamps are Popular in Germany and Osram to Launch First LED Lamp under ten euros to the Market (RRP)

According to EU regulations, after 1 September incandescent lamps may no longer be brought onto the market. And it will bring new opportunity to LED development. To learn Germany consumers’ attitudes toward to LEDs, the opinion research institute forsa on behalf of Osram has conducted a representative survey. The survey reveals that 60 percent of consumers are highly interested in saving energy and more than a third are already using LED lamps. German citizens have a strong awareness of the environment and saving energy Germany has a population with an except...
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2012-08-30

Philips Lights up New Zealand’s Premier Sports with Colored Lighting

Royal Philips Electronics announced that its lighting up Eden Park, New Zealand’s premier sports ground with energy efficient lighting.  All over the world, our highly efficient lighting solutions turn stadia into iconic ‘theaters of dreams’ while delivering the best possible experience for people in and around the arena. Philips was asked to provide a floodlighting solution that would work for both rugby and cricket as each has different lighting needs. Philips was also asked by Eden Park Trust to present a high-impact way of illuminating the new sout...
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2012-08-30

The 2013 Mustang GT Features OSRAM’s LED System Fog Lamps

OSRAM Automotive Lighting has debuted its LED JOULE® module on a popular and much-anticipated vehicle: the 2013 Mustang GT. The Mustang GT features the first LED fog lamp in the US based on OSRAM's standardized LED system. The grille-mounted hybrid reflector-projector system complements the Mustang's styling DNA. It is the highest volume LED forward lighting application in the North American market. The light source comes from a common OSRAM LED platform – demonstrating scalability across different applications an...
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2012-08-30

Dialight secures $1M order for Indonesian Copper & Gold Mine’s LED Lighting

Dialight announced it has secured an order for almost 2,000 LED lighting fixtures to be supplied for a new underground conveyor system for an Indonesian copper and gold mine. The customer, a recognized leader in international mining operations, chose Dialight’s LED fixtures for their longevity and reliability in harsh environments.  Dialight’s fixtures are resistant to shock & vibration common in these applications, and ultimately improves safety for the mine workers with reliable and enhanced illumination. The project consists of a combination of Duro...
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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