2012-06-14

Traxon Technologies illuminates National Stadium, Warsaw, host of the 2012 European Soccer Championship opening game

When the whistle blows at the opening match of the 2012 European Soccer Championship on June 8, Warsaw’s National Stadium will shine brightly, enhanced by the latest LED lighting and control technology. Poland, one of the tournament’s host countries, relies on Traxon’s experience in illuminating sporting venues to capture the world’s attention. The dynamic lighting concept of the new stadium’s façade was developed by Lichtvision, Berlin. The goal was to create a landmark which can be seen from the upper ancient centre of Warsaw, leadi...
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2012-06-12

Plessey Orders AIXTRON CRIUS II-XL Reactor for GaN-on-Si LED Production

AIXTRON SE today announced a new MOCVD system order from Plessey Semiconductors Ltd., UK. The contract is for the first of a set of production ready CRIUS II-XL reactors in a 7x6-inch wafer configuration. The reactors are dedicated to the growth of high brightness LED wafers based on gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) materials. AIXTRON’s local support team will install and commission this first reactor before the end of June 2012 in Plessey’s state-of-the-art cleanroom facility located in Plymouth, UK. Barry Dennington,...
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2012-06-08

Dialight Acquires Airinet

Dialight has announces that its US subsidiary, Dialight Corporation, has completed the acquisition of the assets of Airinet Inc (“Airinet”), a lighting controls company, for upfront consideration of $2.6m with additional sums payable based on future revenue through to 2020 of up $7.4m. Airinet, headquartered in Pueblo, Colorado, develops next generation lighting control, energy management, and automated network control systems and employs six lighting control engineers. Focused on industrial applications, Airinet has developed leading edge networked management sys...
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2012-06-01

Philips Lighting Calls for Urban Planners to Use LED Lighting

Philips Lighting in Bali has hosted the “city.people.light” event to suggest urban planners to use LED lighting solutions to address urban development and sustainability challenges to improve people’s quality of life. With the current global rate of switching from conventional lighting to LED lighting for street illumination estimated to be only 3 percent, urban planners have been urged to speed up the use of LED lighting to avail of the energy savings and city beautification benefits to become more efficient, harmonious and iconic. Globally, lighting co...
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2012-05-31

Osram Ostar Projection Cube LED: a giant leap for smartphones and cameras

Double the system brightness for embedded projection thanks to a new green LED component from Osram Opto Semiconductors An integrated miniature projector that can display images on a much larger surface than existing displays is the next giant leap for smartphones and cameras. This is known as embedded projection and uses LEDs as the light source. The greatest challenge so far for lighting technology has been the limited efficiency of the green light emitting diodes. This is because high brightness is essential if the projected image will be seen with ambient light. The Os...
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2012-05-31

Philips Releases TruGroove Lineup of LED

Philips has introduced the new TruGroove lineup of LED for offices, classrooms, retail & healthcare environments applications. TruGroove features an innovative optical design, patented MesoOptics technology. This allows TruGroove to make spaces more visually comfortable by optimally blending light and color, controlling high angle glare and creating a precisely-controlled batwing distribution. Its 3" narrow aperture lens provides full end-to-end luminance without socket shadows, which is ideal for commercial applications such as offices, classrooms, libraries, retai...
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2012-05-29

Dialight Chairman Sells First Share Since Company Listed

Dialight announces that the Harry Tee Settlement Trust, of which Harry Tee CBE, Chairman of Dialight plc, is a beneficiary, has sold 425,000 ordinary shares of 1.89 pence each in the Company, representing approximately 1.3% of the issued share capital of the Company. The shares were sold on the London Stock Exchange at a price of 955 pence per share on 25 May 2012 in order to fund an existing financial commitment and are the first shares that the Chairman has sold since Dialight was listed in 1993.   Following this transaction Harry Tee CBE remains a sign...
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2012-05-28

Seren Receives £230k Grant for Nano-technology Development on HB LED

Seren Photonics Ltd, the LED technology portfolio company from UK-based university IP commercialization company Fusion IP plc, has won a £230,000 grant from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the UK government’s national innovation agency. The grant will be used to fund a project based on nano-technology to further increase the amount of HB LEDs. Developed by professor Tao Wang of the University of Sheffield, Seren’s new processing technique can increase an HB-LED’s luminous efficacy and reduce heat generation under normal ...
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2012-05-25

Philips LED Lighting Brightens Main Stadiums in Ukraine and Poland

Royal Philips Electronics will light the majority of football stadiums in Ukraine and Poland, including the Olympic stadium of Kiev (NSC Olimpiyskiy). These stadiums are, amongst other, venues for the European football championship this year during this summer’s football tournament. The installed Philips lighting includes pitch and façade lighting, illuminating six of the eight stadiums (Donbass Arena, Metalist stadium Kharkiv, Arena Lviv, Poznan City stadium, Municipal stadium Wroclaw and Kiev Olympic stadium) that will be hosting the games. Th...
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2012-05-24

Wigan Council halve energy bills thanks to MHA Lighting

WIGAN Council Energy Management has halved energy bills and Co2 emissions at one of their busiest car parks by installing award-winning LED lighting.  This work has been carried out as part of the council’s borough wide Carbon Management Programme, which has delivered energy efficiencies of over £200,000 over the last five years in council buildings. The new light fittings now installed at Water Street Multi Storey Car Park use 45% less energy than the pre-existing system.  Also with the use of light sensor control they will save the counci...
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2012-05-23

Oslux LED offers new design options for smartphones

New flash LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors harmonizes form and function Osram Opto Semiconductors has added a new type of LED to its well-known Oslux family. With flash applications compromises no longer have to be accepted – due to its specially shaped lens the Oslux LED can be discreetly fitted in the device. Thanks to its high output power the new LED is also capable of taking perfectly illuminated shots with cellphones. This means design and function of smartphones work together even more closely. Manufacturers of high-end smartphones often have to ...
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2012-05-17

Philips Solar-power LEDs Light up Manila’s Boni Tunnel

Manila’s Boni Tunnel is bathed in Philips solar-power LEDs. It’s the first time in the country that LEDs and solar panels have been integrated into one system that will enhance driver safety when using the 280-meter tunnel.   The lighting system consists of Philips tubular LED lighting systems that are solar-powered by day and is powered by the Meralco power grid at night via a grid-interactive photovoltaic system. The photovoltaic system is made up of the solar panels along with the power converter, and is hooked up to the Meralco grid. With the system...
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2012-05-17

Philips Reaches Milestone of 200th Licensee to LED Luminaire Licensing Program

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX: PHI) announced that the 200th licensee signed up to its LED luminaire and retrofit bulb licensing program. As a result, Paulmann Light GmbH has gained access to Philips’ comprehensive portfolio of patented LED technologies and solutions offered in the licensing program. The announcement marks a significant milestone in the Philips LED luminaire licensing program, enabling and fostering the industry’s growth in its transition from conventional lamps to energy efficient LED-based lighting solutions. A...
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2012-05-14

Osram Sylvania to Release 100 W-equivalent LED Bulb

Resources from gizmag.com show that Osram Sylvania has intended to release its 100 W-replacement LED light bulb, joining its Sylvania Ultra series: a 20 W, 1600 lumen light bulb with a warm, "incandescenty" color appearance of 2700 K. Osram Sylvania claims its LED light bulb boasts omni-directional output, though none of the manufacturers has produced data to quantify this to our knowledge (which it is possible to do). It’s estimated that Osram Sylvania's 20 W Ultra should hit shelves between June and September this year....
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2012-05-10

University of Warsaw Orders AIXTRON CCS Reactor for GaN Research

AIXTRON SE announced a new MOCVD system order from the University of Warsaw, Poland. The contract is for one Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) reactor in a 3x2-inch wafer configuration, to be used for the growth of gallium nitride (GaN) materials. The system was ordered in the fourth quarter of 2011 and will be delivered in the second half 2012 as part of a project co-financed by the European Union titled "Physics as the basis for new technologies – development of modern research infrastructure at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw...
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2012-05-10

A “New” New York State of Mind: Empire State Building Redefines New York City Skyline With Philips LED Lighting

World’s most famous office building teams with Philips Color Kinetics to create state-of-the-art, dynamic lighting system that can change building’s mast colors in real-time Globally recognized as an engineering marvel and symbol of New York City, the Empire State Building (ESB) has selected Philips, the world’s leader in lighting, as its partner to transition the building’s iconic tower lights to innovative LEDs. The two organizations have pushed the boundaries of LED technology to develop a state-of-the-art dynamic lighting system from Phil...
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2012-05-09

Osram: Highest Power for Industrial Lasers

New laser bar series of Osram Opto Semiconductors with 200 Watt continuous power An extremely high efficiency of up to 65 percent at 200 Watt optical output power – these are the outstanding features of Osram Opto Semiconductors’ new laser bars. They can simplify the design of laser systems and reduce their cost. Laserline, one of the leading manufacturers of diode lasers for industrial material processing, now also makes full use of these advantages. Laser bars from Osram Opto Semiconductors are the core of the latest and most powerful fiber-coupled diode l...
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2012-05-03

FOREPI Places Repeat Order for AIXTRON CRIUS II-XL and G5 HT Systems

AIXTRON SE today announced that long-time customer Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI) has placed a new order for several MOCVD systems. The order is made up of four CRIUS II-XL systems in a 19x4-inch wafer configuration as well as two G5 HT reactors in a 14x4-inch wafer configuration, which are to be used for the manufacturing of ultra-high brightness (UHB) GaN-based blue and white LEDs. FOREPI placed the order in the second quarter of 2012 and following their delivery between the third and fourth quarter of 2012, the systems will be installed ...
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2012-05-03

Dialight Achieves FPAL-Certified Supplier Status

Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the global leader in LED lighting technology, announced that the company became a fully registered, FPAL-certified oil & gas industry supplier on 19 April 2012. FPAL, a supplier management services solution provided by the Achilles Group, coordinates thorough evaluations of UK, Dutch and Irish oil & gas industry suppliers, enabling purchasing members to comply with EU Utilities Procurement Directives. “We’re extremely pleased to have achieved FPAL certification,” said Dave Richardson, Chief Executive ...
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2012-05-02

China Patent Defended by CIVILIGHT in Europe

CIVILIGHT Shenzhen Semiconductor Lighting Co., Ltd defended China patent on April 19, the 2nd day of 2012 ‘Light + Building’ Frankfurt trade fair, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe. CIVILIGHT has adhered its enterprise value, “To be a respected corporation, and enhance human lighting with technologies”, to be a responsible company with highly customers recommendation since its establishment. Independent research and development is always CIVILIGHT’s motivation. As a result, more than 200 national or international patents ha...
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2012-05-02

Cathode Lighting Systems Successfully Challenges Feelux German Patent

Cathode Lighting Systems Inc. (Gaithersburg, MD) is pleased to announce that in a nullity suit proceeding, initiated by Cathode Lighting Systems Inc., against German patent DE 10 2004 003 871 "Fluorescent Lamp" (by Feelux Co., Ltd. Korea), the German Federal Court of Patents in Munich decided on December 28, 2011 to revoke the Feelux patent in the scope of its main claim 1 and its subclaims 2, 3 and 6. The Feelux patent was revoked in a scope as requested by Cathode Lighting Systems Inc.  The court felt the subject of the main claim was...
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2012-04-26

LUXEON R From Philips Lumileds Lowers Outdoor Lighting System Costs and Improves Efficacy

Philips Lumileds has launched LUXEON R, designed for outdoor and industrial lighting applications such as streetlights, high-bay lights, wall packs and bollards. LUXEON R is an Illumination Grade LED, and therefore is Hot Tested and Specified so that its performance at operating conditions is well understood. In addition, LUXEON R offers Freedom From Binning to ensure uniformity from solution to solution. Furthermore, LUXEON R is footprint compatible with LUXEON Rebel and LUXEON Rebel ES, while delivering more light output, higher...
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2012-04-25

Philips Develops Technology to Reduce Dependence on Rare Earths for LEDs

Philips has kicked off working on a technology that will significantly reduce its dependence on rare earth minerals for its LED lighting products. According to Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips Electronics, “We have launched some innovation projects in order to become less dependent on rare earths.” Mr van Houten explained creating the LED lighting products will remain dependent on rare earths, it being a vital component to its efficiency. But such dependence can be lessened. In his opinion, people cannot eliminate it of course. But in their labs t...
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2012-04-24

High Power Diode for Laser Projectors

Blue laser diode with high optical power from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors With the new high power laser diode PL TB450, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors strengthens its leading role in lasers on indium-gallium-nitride basis. Mounted in a compact TO56 package, the blue laser diode features an optical power of 1.4 Watt (W). Thus it is particularly suitable for high-quality projectors in the professional field. Other applications for this high power component reach from laser systems for stage and decoration illumination to medical applications. Professional projectors ...
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2012-04-19

British Fruit Importer Overcomes Rising Energy Costs with New Hi-Efficiency Dialight LED Lighting

One of the largest importers of fresh fruit in the United Kingdom, MMD Shipping’s inbound facility at the City of Portsmouth handles roughly 60 percent of all bananas brought into the UK. With a dozen ships that traverse the Atlantic hauling fruit “across The Pond” from the Caribbean, MMD operates a 12-warehouse facility that receives and distributes all varieties of fresh fruit to the British market. Already coping with a nearly 20 percent increase in energy rates over the past year, the company was facing an additional 10-15 percent year-over-y...
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2012-04-19

Traxon Technologies Named a Winner of the 2012 Production Innovation Awards

Company Recognized for Innovative Solid State Lighting Solutions   Traxon Technologies, a global leader in solid state lighting and control systems, today announced that is has been named a winner in the second annual Production Innovation Awards (PIA), presented by Architectural SSL Magazine. A testament to its industry leadership and innovative technologies, Traxon Technologies received awards in two categories, “Best Renovation/Retrofit using SSL” and “Cove/Linear/Wall Wash.” Traxon Technologies, known for state-of-the-ar...
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2012-04-19

Panasonic to Enter into European LED Industry

Panasonic Corporation recently announced to launch a 40W equivalent LED lamp Clear Type in the European market from July 2012, marking the beginning of its full-scale entry into the European consumer LED lamp market. The company will expand its LED lighting business in Europe with both lamp and device businesses. It plans to significantly expand the lineup of LED lamps for consumers and businesses, as well as LED lighting devices for lighting equipment manufacturers, within the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2013 (FY2013). As for LED lighting devi...
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2012-04-18

Light+Building 2012 poll: energy efficiency the top criterion for property value

    Nine percent more exhibitors – the world’s biggest trade fair for lighting and building-services technology with over 2,350 manufacturers     Highly export and business oriented sector: revenues of     € 65 billion and 543,000 employees For the Germans, energy efficiency is the most important criterion influencing their decision to buy a property. This is the result of a represen­tative poll conducted by TNS Infratest on behalf of Messe Frankfurt on the occasion of Light+Building, the world’s bigge...
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2012-04-18

Philips 60W LED Bulbs Get Ready for Earth Day

As Earth Day is around the corner, The Home Depot has prepared to sell Philips LED 60-watt replacement bulb for celebration in New York City. The Philips LED 60-watt replacement bulb uses just 10 watts of energy, has the same color quality as standard incandescent lights and lasts for over a whopping 25 years. It retails for $49.97, though it does promise savings of more than $6 in energy costs a year and leaves a much smaller carbon footprint than the traditional incandescent bulb. Additionally, it also gives off more of a natural-looking light and doesn’t co...
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2012-04-17

Mitsubishi Electric to Restructure Lighting Business

The the joint venture relationship between Mitsubishi Electric and Osram will be constructively dissolved in the process of the merger. However, in consideration of the solid 23-year relationship, Mitsubishi Electric and Osram have agreed to maintain ties in the areas of sales and production, and continue to be strategic global partners in the lighting business.
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Some homeowners, commercial systems managers and outdoor lighting management companies have looked warily at smart lighting, in light of its being seen as a major departure from what was required for lighting control in the past. They need not... READ MORE

For the LED driver product line, wide AC voltage input range (180 ~ 528VAC) HVGC family, MEAN WELL now launches HVGC-650 series to offer more choices of high power products.

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