2012-08-29

Philips Lighting helps sports clubs all over New Zealand switch on to energy efficiency

Philips is providing energy-efficient light bulbs for sports clubs across New Zealand to help them improve their environmental footprint and save money for sports, as part of the LiteClub initiative. As a world leader in energy-efficient lighting, Philips is supporting LiteClub, which is part of Project Litefoot – a charitable trust championed by seven top sports people who are inspiring New Zealanders to be environmental champions.  Conrad Smith, Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell, Michael Campbell, Barbara Kendall, Daniel Kareopa and Brendon McCu...
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2012-08-29

Samsung Electronics Swept Top Spots in the TV Markets of Europe’s 24 Countries

According to a study by research firm GfK, in spite of European economic crisis, Samsung Electronics grabbed the largest market share in five major TV markets of 24 European countries, including flat panel TV, LCD TV, LED TV, smart TV and 3D TV, in the first half of 2012. The South Korean company commanded a market share of 35.0 percent in flat panel TVs, 35.2 percent in LCD TVs, 38.7 percent in LED TVs, and 32.9 percent in PDP TVs, all registering a positive year-to-year growth. It’s the only major TV maker that achieves a year-to-ye...
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2012-08-28

University of Stuttgart Places Repeat Order for AIXTRON System Joint work research program for III-V-on-Si diode lasers

University of Stuttgart has made a repeat order for AIXTRON’s CCS (Close Coupled Showerhead) system that is capable of handling three 2-inch (3x2”) substrates at a time. The system will be used by University of Stuttgart’s Institute of Semiconductor Optics and Functional Interfaces (Institut für Halbleiteroptik und Funktionelle Grenzflächen, IHFG) research group. IHFG researchers specialize in semiconductor optics and epitaxy. The new AIXTRON system will be used to expand IHFG’s work in gallium arsenide (GaA...
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2012-08-28

Philps Lumileds: LUXEON Z Power LEDs Offer Highest Lumen Density in Smallest Package

Philips Lumileds has launched the industry’s smallest high-power LED power LED package. LUXEON Z enables a level of customizability in luminaire design that, up to now, had been unattainable. Designers can now use the new, ultra-compact, un-encapsulated LEDs to create countless packaging, optical configurations and lighting design from 440-670 nanometers, including white, the LUNXEON Z offers the industry’s highest commercially available lumen density. The new LUXEON Z allows for integrated approaches that break today’s paradigms in ...
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2012-08-27

Peterborough City Council Replaces Street Lights with LEDs

Peterborough City Council has agreed a £2 million contract to replace street lights with LED lamps. The contract will see more than 4,500 bulbs replaced with LED lamps by Birse Civils. In addition, the firm will also replace approximately 800 full street lighting units and a control management system which will allow the operating times and lighting levels to be controlled remotely. Only residential and link roads will be included in the upgrade programme and streets will be identified using criteria including the technology already in place, potential energy saving...
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2012-08-23

Lighting the way at Manchester Airport

MANCHESTER-based MHA Lighting has helped Manchester Airport cut its lighting energy consumption by 63 per cent through a third major lighting installation. With its award-winning low energy luminaires and ability to design bespoke solutions, MHA Lighting has quickly become one of the airport’s preferred suppliers, supplying more than £500,000 worth of lighting products to the airport in the last 18 months. The latest project, which completes this month, includes replacing under canopy lighting with MHA’s patented C Lite technology. This ...
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2012-08-23

Light Planet gives LED industry the real (green) deal

From lighting up the Olympic opening ceremony to decorating Tower Bridge (and saving 40% on its energy bills in the process), LEDs have certainly made their mark this summer. Now LED specialists Light Planet are raising the bar even further and have developed a new finance initiative to support the implementation of energy efficient lighting technology by businesses and organisations. Having successfully raised £5 million of venture capital to fund the pay-as-you-save scheme, Light Planet is offering businesses LED lighting solutions worth up to £50,000, giv...
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2012-08-21

Philips Lumileds Launches New White LED Array

Philips Lumileds has launched a new white LED array , which can assist LED system producers to free from the tiresome LED binning process and reduce inventory requirements as well as time to market. The new LUXEON K arrays come under a 3-step MacAdam ellipse and provide higher consistency in lumen per watt as a result of forward voltage as well as flux ranges.   The arrays suits for energy-efficient downlight and retrofit lamp applications that need high light output within a space and thermally constrained system. The Freedom From Binning commitment of...
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2012-08-20

Light Planet launches new destination site for the solid state lighting industry

A new information resource centre for solid state lighting in the UK has been launched today as part of an ambitious move to accelerate the widespread adoption of LED technology.   LightPlanet.co.uk will be the premier online destination for LED product data and procurement. The site has been created by advanced lighting solution specialists OCG Lighting, who have rebranded as Light Planet to reflect the broadened scope of their offering.   Light Planet will bring together leading suppliers of LED technology and allow them to share product information, ex...
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2012-08-16

AIXTRON Receives New Reactor Order from Jilin University for GaN UV and White LED Research

AIXTRON SE today announced a new MOCVD system order from existing customer Jilin University China. The contract is for one CCS reactor in a 3x2-inch wafer configuration, which will be dedicated to the growth of gallium nitride materials for UV and white LEDs. One of AIXTRON’s local support teams has installed and commissioned the new reactor in a state-of-the-art clean-room facility at Jilin University in Changchun, China. Dr. Zhang of the Jilin University, State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, comments, “We alre...
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2012-08-14

Report on OSRAM Opto Semiconductor Penang Base: Emphasis on Multiculturalism and Quality Assurance

Germany’s OSRAM, the lighting firm under Siemens, is a well-organized company – its OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is speclizaed in LED epitaxy, LED package and is an vertically integrated company. It also has a subsidiary company for LED phosphor business. OSRAM establishes strategic alliances with international major companies and OEMs to strengthen its leading position in the global market. LEDinside staff flied to Penang, Malaysia to do a report on OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ LED production base (the biggest in the world). T...
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2012-08-13

Samsung, Osram Reach a Global LED Patent Settlement

Bloomberg has quoted from a filing with a U.S. trade agency that, Samsung Electronics Co. and Siemens AG’s Osram unit have reached a global settlement to end a LED patent fight that Samsung filed against Osram and that was scheduled for trial at the agency on Aug. 13. Osram’s case against Samsung went to trial in July, and the judge was expected to release his findings in October. According to the filing, the settlement agreement covers those cases and “other legal proceedings throughout the world between Samsung and Osram involving LED techn...
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2012-08-10

LEDinside: Global LED Lighting Market Focus Shifting to Asia under European Debt Crisis

According to LEDinside, the LED research division of TrendForce, major lighting markets in the world have been affected by the European debt crisis in varying degrees. Certain Chinese LED firms whose businesses rely heavily on overseas markets have seen a decline in orders, which is particularly pronounced in the European lighting market. As a result, many LED companies start to shift their focus to the Chinese LED bidding market. In fact, China has recently restarted the bidding for LED subsidies in July, which provided hope for many LED firms.
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2012-08-10

LED-made Olympic Rings Embrace Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport has installed GE Lighting’s 380 LEDs to celebrate London Olympic Games. The LEDs, as well as 38 LED modules, placed inside two sets of Olympic rings, have been installed on either side of the Air Traffic Control Tower. The LEDs were installed into the rings at ground level and then the entire structure was mounted onto the tower at a height of 135 feet in six days. The lighting is dimmable so the intensity of the white light produced can be adjusted accordingly. Manufactured and installed by design specialist Octink, each individua...
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2012-08-10

Philip’s L Prize LED bulb Passed DOE’s 18000 hours Test

On August 7, DOE has released a new report to announce Philips L Prize LED Bulb passed 18000 hours test. And from the test, DOE also gets a piece of more true prediction material on lumen maintenance ratio. 200 samples are tested. The test is under the constant temperature of 45 ° C, and uses mobile integral ball to measure spectrum. According to the test data which is watched at 7000 hours, the lumens maintenance ratio of L-Prize light bulb will be 97.1%, when it lights by 25000 hours. And the possibility reaches 95%, exceed general requirement(70%). Until J...
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2012-08-10

Optogan Recruits Logwin to Manage LED Products Distribution in Europe and Asia

Russian LED company Optogan has recruited logistics service provider Logwin to manage distribution of its products in Europe and Asia. Their cooperation can date back to the end of 2011. At that time,Optogan has opened a production site in Landshut in Bavaria. Meanwhile, the company commissioned Logwin to manage its global supply chain. Logistics for Optogan are centred on the Logwin warehouses in Karlsfeld near Munich and Taipei, Taiwan. Each location serves as the distribution centre for its region. Up to 7,600 pallet storage positions are available in Kar...
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2012-08-09

Optogan Visits Turkey Ministry

Recently, Senior leaders from Optogan LED Solutions, have taken a visit to Turkey to meet principal members of government and industry. Dr. Maxim Odnoblyudov, President and CEO of Optogan Group, Dr. Alexey Kovsh, Executive VP of Optogan Group, CEO Optogan GmbH, and Ove Sörensen, Senior Director of Sales  & Business Development were hosted by exclusive distributer, Ledison Patan Ltd, who is responsible for the Turkish, Middle East and North African regions.   Central to the meetings was discussion of the recent statements ...
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2012-08-08

Osram’s DSL LED Module for Historic Street Luminaires

To cater for global hikes in energy prices and tight public budgets, as well as the European Union's Eco-Design guideline will in the future make sure that several lamp types are no longer available, LED is an important method of leverage in reducing such costs. And recently, Osram has designed the Decorative Street Lighting (DSL) LED refurbishing module for historic street luminaires. Compared to previously operated mercury vapour discharge lamps, the DSL cuts energy consumption by at least 60 per cent, and upgrade costs less than half of a new LED installat...
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2012-08-07

3M to Sell New LED Bulbs at September

The Maplewood-based manufacturer 3M Co. has intended to launch an LED light bulb that shines like an incandescent but uses 75-percent less energy and lasts for 25 years. It’s expected to sell the bulbs at Walmart stores by September. According to the Pioneer Press reports, the new bulb will be manufactured in New Ulm, Minn., and is made possible by 3M's optical film, adhesive and heat management technology. It will be sold at $25....
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2012-08-06

PhotonStar LED Makes Progress in Revenue for the first half of 2012

PhotonStar LED has made progress in its revenue for the first half of 2012 up to 30 June, with a 50 per cent increase. According to the company, its revenue rose to £3.82m from £2.54m for the same period in 2011. Gross profit also increased by 62 per cent to £1.51m, when compared to the revenue of the first half of last year, which saw a total of £0.93m being made. In addition, the company has set up two new facilities in first six months of 2012, with a commercial production plant for ChromaWhite products in Romsey and an LED fixtures manufacturi...
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2012-08-01

MHA Lighting expandsoperations with new appointment

AWARD-winning lighting specialist MHA Lighting hasappointed a regional sales manager to boost its expanding sales team in the South. Tony Smith, 56, joins MHA Lighting with a wealth of experience, having been in the industry all his working life,in positions previously for Thorlux, Technosol and Cooper Lighting. His appointment comes as the Atherton-based company take on a number of new projects following new orders from Manchester Airport Group, the NHS and a number of car parking clients. Tony, who lives in Devon,said: “I am delighted to be joi...
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2012-08-01

LED Pixel Display Creates Immersive Experience at Olympic Opening Ceremony

At the Olympic opening ceremony, Crystal CG has thrilled audiences as it displayed a range of computer-generated images on a giant video screen stretching across the entire expanse of audience seating. The giant video screen was made up of small paddle-shaped LED Pixel Tablets designed by Tait Technologies, each attached to a seat in the stadium and bearing 9 full colour pixels arranged in a square. Together, the 70,500 Pixel Tablets created a ‘human powered’ screen of unprecedented size, on which Crystal’s digital animations were displayed. The ...
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2012-08-01

Siemens to Spin-off Osram in Early 2013

Siemens has shelved plans to float its lighting business, Osram, on the stock market and instead will spin off the company early next year, according to its chief executive Peter Loescher . The company's net profit of Euro 823 million, missed analysts' estimates of Euro 1.32 billion, due to an accounting charge relating to Osram. Peter Loscher said at his third quarter earnings conference call, “Since market conditions continue to be volatile for an IPO, we have decided to pursue a spin-off to our shareholders as the most probable part of divestiture. This ...
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2012-08-01

Ernst & Young Installs Philips LED Lighting for Energy Saving

To go green, Ernst & Young LLP has enlisted the help of JAS consulting, Philips Lightolier Energy Services and lighting design firm One Lux Studio, to retrofit 32 floors of its US headquarters in New York City with LED lighting solutions from Philips. Ernst & Young LLP's Times Square office lighting system is heavily utilized by its more than 5,500 employees. With its traditional lighting system, the approximately 650,000 Useable Square Foot, Class A office space consumed roughly 6.2 million kWh annually. In contrast, the new LED l...
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2012-07-31

Wonderful LED Applications in London Olympic Games

London Olympic Games has grandly opened on 27, July. And visitors may have a great impression on the wonderful LEDs which dresses up the host city. Now, let’s go and look at gloriously views. GE LEDs Light up London’s Tower Bridge GE, EDF, the Mayor of London and City of London Corporation refitted the 800-foot long London Tower Bridge with LED lighting system, expected to be in place for the next 25 years and cut its energy use by 40%.   The Tetra Contour system by GE provides the classic look of exposed neon and all the energy e...
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2012-07-31

Finisar places repeat order for AIXTRON G4 system

AIXTRON SE today announced a new MOCVD system order from Finisar Corporation, USA, a market leader in high-speed optical data communications. The order is for one AIX 2800G4-TM automated reactor dedicated to the growth of indium phosphide materials for lasers and detectors. The new order was placed after the first AIX 2800G4-TM system had been successfully installed and qualified at Finisar’s facility in Allen, Texas, USA. AIXTRON’s local support team will install and commission the new reactor in a state-of-the-art clean-room at t...
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2012-07-31

GE Surpasses $1 Billion in Infrastructure Sales from Olympic Games Host Cities since 2006

•    GE technology included in all official London 2012 Olympic Games competition venues and commercial buildings totaling more than $100 million in sales •    Infrastructure solutions provided in Torino 2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 •    Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games Organizing Committee purchased two advanced technology gas turbines to provide flexible, fast power for the 2014 Games GE, a worldwide partner of the Olympic Games, today announced it has exceeded $1 billion in infrastr...
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2012-07-30

Dialight’s SafeSite® LED High Bay Brochure - UL844 Ver

Certifications & Ratings • Certified to UL 844 • Certified to UL 1598/A • Certified to C22.2 No.137-M81 • Group B for Hydrogen • NEMA 4X • IP66 • IDA Dark Sky Test Reports • LM79 Certified • LM80 Features & Benefits • L70 rated for 100,000 hours @ 25°c • 5 year full performance warranty • Up to 102lm/W • Low T rating compared to traditional fixtures • Instant on/off operation • Universal input (100-277 VAC), 50/60Hz • Superior color...
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2012-07-30

Vistors’ Footsteps Outside London Olympics Stadium Light up LED Lamps

Outside the main stadium at the London Olympics, 20 circular slabs lie underfoot, ready to capture the kinetic energy from bustling spectators when they run, walk, and jump. With every step, the recycled-rubber tiles will light up nearby LED lamps for 30 seconds. The millions of steps expected to pound the pavement between the stadium and a new mall could make it worthwhile. With three days of battery storage, the system can provide electricity as crowds ebb and flow. PaveGen, which makes the tiles, hopes to eventually lay its slabs where they make major impacts, such as off...
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2012-07-27

AIXTRON orders & revenues stabilize in Q2'12

- Increased Order Intake and EBIT profitability expected to return within H2/2012 - - 2013 expected to be a growth year - - AIXTRON’s non-LED activities gaining traction - Aachen, Germany, July 26, 2012 – AIXTRON SE (ISIN DE000A0WMPJ6), a leading provider of deposition equipment to the global semiconductor industry, has seen its Q2 revenues and orders stabilize at the levels of Q1. With EUR 46.1m in revenues and an EBIT of EUR -16.5m, the Company has achieved a sequential improvement of its financial results....
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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