2008-07-02

Brighter White LED, longer life

Recently, Malaysia-based SMT LED manufacturerDominant Semiconductors Sdn Bhd is offering a brighter white LED in the DomiLED product range (DDW-PJG).
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2008-07-01

July 24-26, 2008: The 5th China International Exhibition & Forum on Solid State Lighting (2008 Shenzhen)

The 5th China International Exhibition & Forum on Solid State Lighting (2008 Shenzhen) will be on July 24-26, 2008 in Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Centre.
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2008-07-01

Samsung invests over $500 million to boost OLED production of next-generation OLED displays

Today, Samsung SDI said that it will be spending over $500 million USD to boost production of next-generation OLED displays to six times its current level by mid-2009. This latest move comes as panel makers try to get bigger shares of the growing market for OLED displays, which offer better contrast ratio, slimmer designs and better energy efficiency than current LCD or plasma displays. However, production costs are still high, too high to make OLED TVs available to the masses.
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2008-06-26

Compact LEDs offer high illumination, easy installation

It’s reported that Avago Technologies has added half-watt cool white and warm white devices to its series of Moonstone power LEDs. Available in one of the industry's thinnest packages, Avago's ASMT-Mx60 LED provides solid-state lighting application designers with a package that provides high brightness illumination and easy installation.
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2008-06-19

Linear Launches 36V 2.2MHz Buck LED Driver

Linear Technology has introduced a 36V step-down DC/DC converter, LT3592, designed to operate as a constant current LED driver. Its internal 36V, 900mA switch enables it to drive up to six 500mA white LED in a single string from a 36V input for industrial and LED signage applications.
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2008-06-18

Jumping on the L.E.D. Bandwagon

L.E.D. lighting has become the lighting industry's new Next Big Thing, with industry proponents predicting that it will eventually knock compact fluorescent lights off their perch as viable alternatives to standard incandescent bulbs. But there is another application that industry observers think L.E.D.'s will also come to dominate: television displays. In a new research report from Insight Media, a flat panel research firm, the company is predicting that by 2011, cost reductions will spur a switch to L.E.D. illumination for L.C.D. TVs.
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2008-06-17

d.light design Launches Revolutionary LED & CFL Lighting Products

d.light design yesterday announced the launch of its first line of revolutionary lighting products, custom-designed for urban and rural households in developing countries that do not have regular access to electricity and are currently relying primarily on dim, polluting and hazardous kerosene lanterns for lighting.
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2008-06-13

Ground-breaking Philips LED lighting solutions creates stunning vision at Liverpool’s gateway, Rocket Junction

Being named European Capital of Culture 2008 was without doubt a proud day for the City of Liverpool. As such the M62 Rocket Junction plays an important part in establishing a first impression for visitors, investors and the travelling public.   FAST FACTS The development of LEDs has meant that lighting installations can achieve impressive energy saving and impact indirectly on CO2 emissions. Industry: City Beautification Location:
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2008-06-13

EPA Plays Politics with Solid State Lighting, Repeats CFL Mistakes

On June 2, 2008, a date that will live in infamy, the solid state lighting community was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the combined communication and policy forces of the Office of Air and Radiation the US Environmental Protection Agency... It will be recorded that the distance from a government-inspired concept to an actual policy makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago.
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2008-06-12

LED-ing the Way: Mayor Urges New Efficient Lighting

It's possible that starting next year, all new commercial buildings and homes constructed in the village will be lit by environmentally friendly light bulbs, also known as LEDs. Village President Brian LeClercq's goal is to lunge forward with his plan to make Oswego the greenest community in the region, by possibly adding an ordinance about LEDs -- more energy efficient and expensive than other lights -- to the village's building code. LeClercq introduced this idea at the Mayors and Managers meeting for Kendall County leaders in Oswego last week.
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2008-06-12

Amperor, Inc. Announces the Addition of its LED Power Supply Family to AmperorDirect.com

Amperor, Inc., a professional power supply design and manufacturer, is pleased to announce the addition of its LED power supply family to the AmperorDirect.com website. Through the website, Amperor is committed to help LED sign and illumination builders improve their LED light displays, and to simplify their power architecture.
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2008-06-11

160,000 LED lights mounted to new Santa Monica ferris wheel

Orlando, FL, lighting company Eworks Pro Corp. designed the amusement park ride system from scratch.  On May 22, 2008, Pacific Park in Santa Monica, CA, introduced an all-new $1.5 million, 130-ft Pacific Wheel ferris wheel featuring more than 160,000 energy-efficient LED lights that will provide energy savings and complement its solar-power program.   Pacific Wheel
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2008-06-11

60V output buck, boost, or buck-boost LED controller

Linear Technology Corp's new LT3755 LED controller has a 4.5 to 40V input-voltage range. It drives external FETs to illuminate as many as 14 1A white LEDs from a nominal 12V input, delivering in excess of 50W. The part uses a high-side-current sense, enabling designers to use it in boost, buck, buck-boost, SEPIC (single-ended-primary-inductance-converter), and flyback topologies. The LT3755 can deliver efficiencies of more than 94% in boost mode. A frequency-adjustment pin permits the user to program the frequency between 100kHz and 1MHz.
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2008-06-06

Toshiba sees 2020 LED lighting sales of $9.5 bln

Japan's Toshiba Corp (6502.T: Quote, Profile, Research) aims to raise sales of its non-commercial LED lights and other energy-saving light bulbs to 1 trillion yen ($9.50 billion) in 12 years by expanding sales abroad, its president said on Thursday.
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2008-06-06

LED Intl says Sino Boost agrees to subscribe for 29.69 mln shares at 1p each

LED International Holdings Ltd. said Sino Boost International Holdings Ltd. has agreed to subscribe for 29.69 million shares in the LED display and lighting company at 1 pence each, for a total consideration of 296,921 pounds. With the subscription, Sino Boost International is boosting its stake to in the AIM-listed company 16.67 percent.
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2008-06-06

Sony Hosts XBR8 LED LCD vs. Plasma Shootout

Sony celebrated the launch of its XBR8 tricolor-LED-backlit LCD TV lineup with a Pioneer-style darkened-room shoot-out. The 55" XBR8 was pitted against an unnamed popular plasma set. What you see above is the LCD on the left, and the plasma on the right. But wait, we thought plasmas always had the upper hand when it comes to non-crushed black levels!
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2008-06-05

LED modules earmark exceptional thermal performance, color options

Optek Technology offers a complete series of 1W single-LED assemblies on metal-core PCBs. Designated the OVTLZ Optimal I Star Series, the assemblies consist of OPTEK's Lednium Series 1W LEDs, which offers long life and low thermal resistance (<2°C/W)—integrated with a thermally-conductive heat spreader substrate to achieve an overall thermal resistance of 4.9°C/W from LED junction to an additional heat sink.
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2008-06-05

LED traffic lights will save $120,000

The City of Red Deer is throwing a new light on drivers and pedestrians starting this week with the replacement of traffic lights with more energy-efficient lighting. All the incandescent lights at the city's 125 signalized intersections are being replaced with LEDs (light emitting diode), which use about 90 per cent less energy than the older lights. The changeover will take three months and save $120,000 a year.
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2008-06-04

LED: A Fragmenting Market

LEDs and their target markets are changing rapidly. David Spragg looks at how distributors must evolve to meet the needs of this rapidly evolving arena.
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2008-06-04

City of Fairview, Texas Awards LED Lighting Contract to Sunovia

Sunovia EnergyTechnologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that ithas been awarded a LED lighting contract by the city of Fairview, Texas. Thecontract calls for Sunovia to provide its energy-efficient EvoLucia(TM) LEDlighting products for street lighting within the city.
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2008-06-02

New in equipment: LED 'Micro Lantern'

If you have ever done any night fishing or been in a tent after dark and wanted some light, but didn't want to lug around a heavy flashlight or large lantern, there's now an answer. Coghlan's, a Canadian company that's been in business for nearly 50 years, has developed a LED "Micro Lantern." It weighs less than an ounce and stands just two inches high, yet is bright enough to light up a 6.5-foot circle, meaning you can stick it in your pocket, then light up your tent later.
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2008-05-30

New Driver Boards from ERG Provide Compact, Economical Plug-and-Play Solutions for LED-Backlit LCDs

Endicott Research Group (ERG), specialist in power solutions for LCD backlights since 1979, has released two new high-efficiency, low-profile Smart Force(TM) LED driver boards as standard products for a wide range of industrial and medical LCDs.
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2008-05-30

LEDs at Light Fair - Everybody selling, but who's buying?

Mission assignment: Sort through the zillion or so exhibits in the Las Vegas Convention Center to find the companies that claim they are serious about selling solid state lighting fixtures or enabling technologies/modules that bring LED-lighting to everyone's life. In 2007, that narrowed the field to about 1/2 the exhibitors. Here in 2008, it almost appeared as though the only ones not offering some kind of LED-lighting products were the security people (but I suspect they were merely in stealth mode and likely have products in late-stage R&D).
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2008-05-30

Carmanah Provides Solar LED Lighting for London, England Transit Project

Carmanah Technologies Corporation, as part of an ongoing commitment to equip Transport for London transit routes with solar-powered lighting and communications technology, Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) has received an additional purchase order of $1.1M from Trueform Engineering Ltd. for London Bus Stop systems. Carmanah currently has more than 3,000 of the London Bus Stop systems and 650 transit shelter lighting systems installed throughout the City of London, England.
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2008-05-29

Sony, Sanyo, Exceed, Lucky Light settle LED suit

Four consumer electronics companies including Sony Corp. and Sanyo Electric Co Ltd, Exceed Perseverance Electronic Ind. Co Ltd and Lucky Light Electronics Co Ltd, have agreed to license patents owned by a Columbia University Professor that cover basic semiconductor technology used in Blu-ray video players as well as mobile phones, digital cameras and other devices, Dreier LLP announced. Details of the agreements were not released.
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2008-05-29

Nexxus Lighting Introduces 95 Lumens per Watt LED Lamp Line, Array Lighting

Nexxus Lighting, Inc., a world leader in advanced lighting technology, including solid-state LED and fiber optic lighting systems and controls used in commercial, architectural, signage, swimming pool and retail lighting, today introduced the world's first 95 lumens per watt LED lamps as part of its new Array™ Lighting brand. The Array Lighting LED lamp line features Nexxus Lighting's patent-pending Selective Heat Sink™ technology, which lowers thermal resistance to record levels producing the lowest power, high efficacy LED lamps on the market.
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2008-05-29

Cree, rival LED producer strike patent sharing agreement; analyst firm calls Cree a 'buy'

Light-emitting diode manufacturer Cree (Nasdaq: CREE) and Toyoda Gosei, a rival manufacturer, have struck an agreement covering patent-sharing and other product technology. Financial terms were not disclosed. In other news Wednesday, analyst firm Kaufman Brothers initiated coverage of Cree with a "buy" rating. The agreement provides both firms with "access to each other's patented LED chip and packaged LED technology,” Cree said in a statement.
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2008-05-26

LED Tubing has approximately 50,000 hr life

Available in blue, green, red, white, amber, and red/white/blue colors, LED tubing contains 15 bright LEDs that are encased in flexible clear encapsulate. Measuring approximately 1 ft long, up to 15 individual tubes can be connected in series and powered by one 12 Vdc power supply. Available accessories include multi-strip surface mount connector, surface mount multi-strip L connector, rotatable mounting clip, multi-strip electrical connector, and power supply adapter.
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2008-05-26

Advanced Lumonics, LLC Expands EarthLED EvoLux LED Light Bulb Lineup with the Announcement of EvoLux R with EvoDim

Announcement of advanced direct replacement LED Light bulb that allows the user to dynamically control light output and energy conservation based on light needed with an innovative three stage dimming function called EvoDim. New pricing and form factors also announced for existing EvoLux LED Light Bulb lineup. Advanced Lumonics, LLC - An early innovator in the direct replacement LED light bulb market through its consumer oriented EarthLED brand announces its latest product, the EarthLED EvoLux R.
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2008-05-26

MEMS displays outdo LED, OLED counterparts

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies Inc. recently took the wraps off its first multicolor displays at the Society for Information Display conference, simultaneously revealing the first customer application for the displays.
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