2012-07-27

Verbatim Launches New LED Lamps for Households as EU Bans Incandescent Bulbs

Targeting at the opportunity that European Union legislation will ban the manufacture and import of all incandescent bulbs since September 1st 2012, Verbatim has unveiled a complete family of cost effective retrofit LED lamps for households. Verbatim's new consumer product line-up comprises 13 products including LED lamps to replace 25W to 60W Classic A bulbs, 15W to 25W Classic B candle lamps, 25W droplet bulbs and 20W spotlights for both MR16 GU5.3 and PAR16 fittings. Colour temperatures range from 2700K to 3000K and each model has a minimum colour re...
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2012-07-27

Magdeburg University Orders Oxford Instruments’ Etch Tool for HBLED and Power Semiconductor Research

University of Magdeburg, Germany has placed an order for a PlasmaPro System100 ICP180 etch tool from UK-based Oxford Instruments plc. The university will utilize the system to run GaN on Si etch processes to facilitate its power semiconductor and HBLED research. GaN on Si offers a step change in technology for the HBLED and power semiconductor device markets. Through lower cost and larger diameter substrates the overall cost of devices can be dramatically reduced. Etching forms a vital part of the device manufacturing process and with the PlasmaPro100-...
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2012-07-25

Zumtobel Sets up Lighting Factory in Tianjin, China

Recently, Zumtobel Group has set up a new Thorn factory incorporating research and development facilities for road and tunnel lighting in Tianjin, China, to strengthen its presence in the Asian market. The factory will replace a much smaller lighting factory and will include a production shop and an admininstrative block, as well as a laboratory and testing facilities. The entire plant takes up an area of 19,000 sq m and has been built with the support of the local development company TEDA (Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area). In addition, Zumtobel ...
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2012-07-25

Tridonic Appoints LED Veteran Alfred Felder as CEO

Tridonic has appointed Alfred Felder as its new CEO, to take the place of Walter Ziegler who left the company in January after a company shakeup prompted by the “technology shift to LEDs”. Felder is set to take office on November, 1. Felder has a comprehensive knowledge of the field of optosemiconductors and decades of management experience with prominent players in the electronics industry. Since 2003, he has filled various management roles in the areas of OLED and LED technology with Osram, where as senior vice president of sales he was lastly resp...
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2012-07-25

AIXTRON Introduces AIX G5+ with 5x200 mm GaN-on-Si Technology

With its latest product, AIX G5+, AIXTRON SE has introduced a 5x200 mm GaN-on-Si (Gallium Nitride on Silicon) technology package for its AIX G5 Planetary Reactor platform. Following a customer-focused development program, this technology was designed and created in AIXTRON’s R&D laboratory and consists of specially designed reactor hardware and process capabilities. It is now available as a part of the AIX G5 product family and any existing G5 system can be upgraded to this latest version. Details of G5+ have already been disclosed to ...
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2012-07-24

Dialight Secures a European Order for 1,149 of Its LED High Bays

Dialight has secured a European order for 1,149 of its high lumen output DuroSite® LED High Bay lighting fixtures for a large distribution centre in Germany. The customer, a leading online retailer with more than 25 sites in Europe, selected the Dialight units for their superior energy efficiency and reliability. The project has a payback of less than one year, producing annual energy savings over €300,000, as well as additional maintenance cost savings. The facility which operates its lighting nearly 24 hours a day also highlighted the significant reduction of ...
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2012-07-24

Philips Announces Second Quarter and Semi-Annual Results 2012

Philips has released its second quarter and semi-annual results 2012. According to the company, its second-quarter comparable sales have reached to EUR 5.9 billion, increasing by 5%. Other results as following, •Growth led by 7% growth at Healthcare and 6% growth at Lighting • Sales in growth geographies up 11% on a comparable basis, now representing 35% of total revenue • Reported EBITA of EUR 450 million, or 7.6% of sales • Net income of EUR 167 million • Overhead-reduction plan on track; cumulative savings now EUR 176 million &bu...
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2012-07-24

Kim Il-gon Appointed as Philips Electronics Korea’s New Branch Chief

Philips Electronics Korea, a subsidiary under Royal Philips Electronics, has announced to appoint Kim Il-gon as the new chief of its lighting branch.  He is set to take office on Sept. 1. The Korean subsidiary expressed confidence in its selection, and said that Kim’s proven track record in the LED industry will help contribute to the overall growth of the company, especially towards the development of new lighting technologies. According to company officials, the sector is expected to be a growth engine for the company for at least the next two years. Mean...
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2012-07-24

Dialight Introduces Major Advance in LED Traffic Signal Technology

Company Offers First Traffic Module with Colored LED Signals Integrated into 3-Unit Housing Dialight announced the release of an innovative new traffic signal module that improves energy efficiency, readily adapts to power supply changes and delivers lower maintenance costs than traditional LED ball and arrow signal modules. The company will unveil the new integrated traffic signal module at the 2012 International Municipal Signals Association tradeshow in Orlando, Florida July 28th – 31st in booth # 302. A pioneer in LED technology for 40 years, Dia...
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2012-07-20

Oslon LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors offer greater flexibility with uniform solder pad design

LEDs are not all the same. This is evidenced not only by the performance data and the dimensions but also by the solder pads and the processing options. Osram Opto Semiconductors has now developed a concept for uniform solder pads based on the Oslon family, making it easier for customers to use LEDs from different manufacturers (second source) and reducing the costs of storage and processes modification. Second source is the term given to the possibility of using different suppliers for a product in a particular project or for a product series. It should be possible for the p...
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2012-07-19

Dialight and Dron & Dickson Become Strategic Partners to Expand LED Lighting Sales

Dialight has signed Dron & Dickson, who are recognised as leaders in the design, supply and maintenance of hazardous area electrical equipment, as authorised distributors effective immediately, to expand important LED lighting sales opportunities in oil and gas. With over 80 years experience in the supply of hazardous area products, Dron & Dickson now employs more than 200 people offshore and onshore and has a network of wholesales bases in Aberdeen, Hull, Lowestoft and Stirling. It has recently expanded its operation in the Middle East with the opening of an off...
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2012-07-18

Dialight’s LED luminaires achieve KOSHA certification for S Korean market

SafeSite® LED High Bay and Bulkhead are now KOSHA certified, opening an important new market in S Korea’s dynamic heavy industrial sector Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), announced that two of its class-leading LED hazardous location lighting products have achieved  S Korea’s KOSHA certification. The newly certified products are the SafeSite® High Bay and Bulkhead. Both fixture types are also certified to IECEx, ATEX, UL844 and most recently INMETRO hazardous location standards. The new certification paves the way...
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2012-07-18

EpiGaN Successfully Utilizes AIXTRON MOCVD Reactors to Develop 8-inch GaN-on-Si Wafers

AIXTRON SE announced that EpiGaN, a new customer and a start-up manufacturer of III-Nitrides epitaxial material in Hasselt, Belgium, has successfully commissioned two new MOCVD systems, able to operate either in multiple 6” or in 8” configuration. It will use the systems to commercialize 6-inch GaN-on-Silicon wafers for a range of power and RF electronics devices as well as to develop the next generation of 200 mm GaN-on-Silicon wafers. The reactors were installed and commissioned by AIXTRON Europe’s service support team at the co...
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2012-07-17

Philips and Daintree Take Lighting to the Next Level with Open, Standards-based Wireless Lighting Controls

Offers customers flexibility and a full choice of products for networked lighting systems, while helping to drive adoption of lighting controls Daintree Networks, Inc., and Philips today announced an agreement to develop advanced lighting controls products for commercial buildings through the use of open standards such as ZigBee®, helping customers to avoid vendor lock-in and ensure that their lighting systems are interoperable today and well into the future. Building owners and managers will have access to a full complement of ZigBee-based products, as well as best-of-breed...
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2012-07-17

Cambridge City Council saves energy and reduces carbon emissions with award-winning car park lighting

CAMBRIDGE City Council has completely refitted its Grand Arcade Annex car park with award-winning LED lighting to help save energy and lower carbon emissions. As part of their commitment to make Cambridge a more sustainable city, council officers asked lighting specialists MHA Lighting to provide a solution that would reduce energy bills without affecting light quality. Manchester-based MHA Lighting replaced 220 Halophane light fittings (150 watts without ballast) with 220 of their award-winning LB 36 fittings, which use just 45 watts (including ballast)....
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2012-07-17

EU GECCO Project Eyes to 3D LED Assembly for Higher Light Output

The EU research project GECCO with their partners from Madrid, Bristol, Lodz, as well as Osram aim at vertically oriented LEDs that can boost the light output by a factor of 10. The European scientists expect that new three-dimensional assembly of LEDs could dramatically multiply the light output compared to today's planar devices. Currently, LEDs are being constructed in a planar way, meaning in layers and completely flat. The more light is being required, the more wafer area has to be produced—an expensive and laborious approach. The idea of the...
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2012-07-11

Osram Opto Semiconductors Mini Midled Offers High Radiant Intensity

Mini Midled from Osram Opto Semiconductors provides the highest radiant intensity of its size class The infrared Mini Midled from Osram Opto Semiconductors is only 0.9 millimeters high but this tiny device produces a narrow and intense beam of infrared light. With its radiant intensity of 60 milliwatts per steradian (mW/sr) at 100 milliamperes (mA) it easily outperforms other comparable devices. This low-profile surface-mountable emitter is ideal particularly for proximity sensors in devices where space is limited and for light barriers. In many sensor applications it i...
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2012-07-10

LG Electronics Failed First Round in U.S. LED Patent Fight against Osram

LG Electronics has failed in the first round of a trade dispute brought by Siemens unit Osram unit over patents covering LED lighting technology. According to U.S. International Trade Commission Judge David Shaw said in a notice posted on the agency’s website, LG and LG Innotek Co. infringed one Osram patent for LEDs while a second patent wasn’t infringed. The reasons behind the judge’s determination will be made public after both sides get a chance to redact confidential information. The patent found to be infringed relates to a semicondu...
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2012-07-09

Philips’ First Solar LED Project in East Africa with 100 % Energy Savings

A new pilot project by Philips and the Kenyan Urban Roads Authority to install solar-powered LED street lighting in Nairobi has the potential to generate up to 100 per cent energy savings, if implemented on a wide scale across the country. The pilot, the first of its kind in East Africa, was launched on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) - whose headquarters is based in Nairobi - and the UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, 2012. The initiative aims to highlight the benefits of sustainable energy so...
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2012-07-05

Philips Designates GoldBio as Its Certified LED Horti Partner

Recently, Philips has signed a partnership contract and agreement with Gold Biotechnology Inc., a supplier of molecular biology research chemicals based in St. Louis, MO, to designate GoldBio as a certified Philips LED Horti Partner. Under the partnership, GoldBio will expand its market reach beyond an already broad base of chemical reagent users, while providing Philips with a key avenue into the research market for its innovative LED products. GoldBio brings to the partnership a multitude of long-standing relationships with research institutions and universi...
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2012-07-04

Marl International Injects £150,000 in LED Lighting Investment

UK Company Marl International has announced to inject £150,000 to double its manufacturing output at its site in Ulverston, Cumbria for the LED lighting market. The announcement brings the investment made by Marl in its UK manufacturing facility to £270,000 altogether. The production line has been specially modified to handle PCB boards of up to 600mm long, which are commonly required to replace conventional lighting products. Marl is not only ramping up its output of LED lighting modules that act as a direct replacement for much less efficient lightin...
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2012-07-02

Osram :Temperature stability record for area light source OLED

Osram has taken a major step toward OLEDs that are suitable for automotive applications. For the first time the company has developed an OLED that proved capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 85 degrees Celsius for several hundred hours in a laboratory long-term test. Temperature stability is the biggest challenge when it comes to making these innovative surface area light sources suitable for use in cars. "Since the success of this research we’re now tackling their future application in production vehicles", says Ulrich Eisele, responsible for th...
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2012-07-02

Dialight’s LED Products Achieved Brazil’s INMETRO Certification

Dialight has announced four of its class-leading LED hazardous location lighting products including the SafeSite® High Bay, Area Light, Wallpack and Emergency Wallpack have achieved Brazil’s INMETRO certification for safe, approved use in Zone 1 and Zone 2 applications, paving the way to penetrate new key market opportunities in Brazil’s expanding petrochemical industries.   With the U.S. Energy Information Administration reporting Brazil as the ninth largest oil producing country in 2010—producing approximately one-third of total o...
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2012-06-27

Taiwan’s National Chung Hsing University Orders AIXTRON CCS MOCVD System for GaN-on-Silicon Research

AIXTRON SE announced that National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) in Taiwan, has placed an order for one Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) MOCVD system in a 3x2-inch wafer configuration. NCHU will use the CCS system for conducting research into the hetero-epitaxial growth of Gallium Nitride alloys on Silicon wafers (“GaN-on-Si”). One of AIXTRON´s local service support teams has already installed and commissioned the new reactor in a dedicated cleanroom facility at NCHU’s site in Taichung, Taiwan. Prof. Wuu of th...
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2012-06-21

Dialight Introduces Industry First Class I Div 2 LED Fixture Delivering over 100 Lumens per Watt

New Ultra High-Efficiency SafeSite® LED High Bay Safely Delivers 17,500 Lumens at just 172W for Years of Maintenance-Free, High-Performance Lighting in Oil, Gas, Petrochem and other Rugged Environments Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, announced the debut of the industry’s first-ever 100+ lumens per watt (lm/W) Class I Div 2 certified LED lighting fixture. The new SafeSite® LED High Bay delivers up to 17,500 lumens at just 172W for the ultimate in safe, efficient illumination in...
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2012-06-20

Osram Combines Three Design Elements into LED Lighting in Room

The new Silento, Calyx and Tresol LED luminaires embed energy-efficient LED technology in luminaires suited to flexible use. They provide ideal lighting solutions for any room. In the stairwell, living room or kitchen, the new luminaires from Osram combine design and functionality with modern light sources, creating light for a variety of needs. “We have developed an innovative lighting system with our new LED luminaires: the Silento, Calyx and Tresol product lines are made for flexible use in living and work spaces. In each one, we have packed the tremendous ad...
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2012-06-20

Daewon Innost Makes Breakthroughs on Silicon COB LED Substrate

Daewon Innost has made a breakthrough on its Glaxum LED Array family of chip on board (COB) modules, which it claims to achieve the LED industry’s best thermal dissipation performance. The proprietary Nano-Pore Silicon Substrate (NPSS) technology developed by Daewon Innost led to thermal impedance of 0.41°C/W. Daewon Innost’s NPSS is created by applying semiconductor lithography to silicon wafers, allowing for 50µm-pitch interconnection between gallium nitride (GaN) LED chips; conventional metal-core printed circuit boards (MC...
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2012-06-20

New Philips Light Bulbs Make LED Lighting More Affordable

Philips announces the release of two new additions to its Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting range, myVision and myAmbiance bulbs. These are designed to give consumers that want to make the switch to next generation LED lighting even more choice and at a lower price point.   The new myVision LED bulbs consume 6W or 9.5W of power and emit light output similar to standard 40W or 60W incandescent bulbs, respectively. The myAmbiance LED Bulb is dimmable with compatible dimmers and uses only 12W of power to generate more light than a standard 60W bulb. Desig...
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2012-06-19

Dialight Adds 45W DuroSite® LED Low Bay Fixture to Industrial Lighting Family

High-Efficiency Unit Designed for Direct Replacement of 70W to 100W HID Sources to Deliver Better Light Output at Half the Energy Usage, Ideal for Cold Storage & Parking Garage Applications Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the debut of its new 45W DuroSite®  LED Low Bay fixture that offers exceptional energy efficiency, superior durability and precision optics. Specifically designed for optimum light output at mounting heights under 15 feet and maximum durability in the...
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2012-06-14

Khatod Unveils Latest LED Production

The request for high efficiency in Lighting along with the upmost necessity of energy conservation, have made the LED applications an ever-increasing requirement from the Lighting Industry. The most recent developments in LED Technology have produced new devices such as the COB LEDs – Chip On Board LEDs - which allow many diverse LED configurations never considered before. The high luminosity of the COB LEDs is achieved through a unique packaging in the tightest space, allowing to perform high intensities. It results that the selection of the mo...
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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