2013-08-12

Acuity Brands Illuminates New LEED Certified Atlanta Airport International Terminal

Acuity Brands Indoor and Outdoor Luminaires and Controls Installed Throughout $1.4 Billion Construction Project More than 14,000 indoor and outdoor lighting luminaires from Acuity Brands, Inc. have been illuminating the new Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport since July, 2012. The terminal, which is certified Silver under the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard, includes a comprehensive array of Acuity Brands lighting and digital controls solutions designed to enhance the terminal user's experience by delivering quality, energy-efficient lighting. Multiple lighting products were installed in nearly every application throughout the 1.2 million square-foot facility. A blend of custom and standard lighting solutions were also employed to highlight the building's signature architecture and deliver required light levels throughout the terminal space, while addressing multiple energy-usage challenges.
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2013-08-10

Colored lighting enhancing the emotional impact of sport

Royal Philips Electronics have managed to light up Eden Park, New Zealand’s premier sports ground with energy efficient lighting. All over the world, Philips’ highly efficient lighting solutions have been turning stadia into iconic ‘theaters of dreams’ while delivering the best possible experience for people in and around the arena. Last year, Eden Park stadium underwent significant redevelopment to further enhance its big-match experience, and to cater for future stadium events and their differing requirements. Philips was asked to provide a floodlighting solution that would work for both rugby and cricket as each has different lighting needs. They was also asked by Eden Park Trust to present a high-impact way of illuminating the new south stand to enhance the stadium’s atmosphere and ambience.
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2013-08-09

Osram lights up Baku's new landmark

More than 10,000 high-power LED luminaires from the Osram subsidiary Traxon Technologies have transformed Baku's new landmark, the three Flame Towers, into gigantic display screens. Inspired by the Flame Towers, the slogan of the 57th Eurovision Song Contest in the capital of Azerbaijan was "Light your Fire!" The European Broadcasting Union, which mounted the song contest, was also relying on the know-how of Osram: using special solutions, the company will be providing spectacular lighting effects. "With our lighting expertise, we are making a very prominent mark in the Middle East," explained Erol Kirilmaz, Head of Region Latin America, the Middle East and Africa at Osram.
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2013-08-09

Is Your Office Lighting Ideal? GE Looks at 6 Factors Impacting Your Building—and Business

Office is a place where employees must feel alert and engaged to be at their best, but often overlooked is lighting—a simple factor influencing not only everyday operations but occupant comfort and the effectiveness with which tasks are completed. GE takes a closer look at six trends driving office lighting best practices today, from dimming down over-lit areas to saving watts in parking lots to setting a more productive mood.
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2013-08-09

Philips lights historic inner courtyard of Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam with new LED lighting

The monumental facade and inner courtyard of Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam  is now lit by new, custom-designed LED lighting from Royal Philips Electronics. The outdoor lighting accentuates the characteristic features of the historic building. The premises where a luxury hotel locates in can be traced back to the 15th century, and in the past the building had served as Amsterdam's town hall and a monastery. Following the switch-over to Philips LED lighting for the indoor lighting inside the luxury hotel several years ago, the exterior part of The Grand is now also being illuminated by LED lighting. The purpose of lighting up the inner courtyard is to highlight the aesthetic features of this impressive building. The new LED outdoor lighting offers a seamless solution.
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2013-08-08

GE’s Infusion™ LED Lighting Paints Woodson Art Museum in Crisp, White Light

Since its founding four decades ago by three sisters and families who dreamed of honoring their mother and her collections, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, has been committed to enhancing lives through art and educational programs. As an art-in-nature-focused museum that is certified “Travel Green” by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, the Woodson also strives to be a model of sustainability. Deepening its commitment to environmental stewardship, the Woodson recently installed GE’s energy-efficient Infusion™ LED modules throughout a newly constructed gallery, saving 30 watts of energy per fixture and bathing the artworks on view in crisp, white light.
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2013-07-26

QisDesign: Marketing a boutique lighting brand in Europe

Qisda, one of the few Taiwanese contemporary designer lighting manufacturers, is known internationally for its industrial design. The company emerged as the top global luminaire designer at the 2010 iF Design Award China, winning four awards with its QisDesign brand LED lamps. QisDesign was also a big winner at the 2010 Red Dot Awards, nabbing the grand prize and clinching the most number of awards in Asia. In the following year, the company’s Coral Reef LED lamp was bestowed with the Best of the Best Award at the 2010 Red Dot Award. Qisda’s senior manager Jiung-Cheng Pan talks to LEDinside on the company’s marketing strategy in the European market.
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2013-06-09

Football arena in Sao Paulo: complete stadium lighting from a single source

Arena in Sao Paulo: The pitch lighting exceeds the highest international standards by 50% and the LED video screen is currently the world's largest stadium LED panel. The new futuristic Corinthians Stadium in Sao Paulo: an arena of the superlatives. The entire high-tech lighting of the arena area is provided by the OSRAM Group.
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2013-06-07

New Rijksmuseum illuminated with Philips LED lighting

Rijksmuseum and Philips announce the world’s most advanced LED lighting design in a museum of fine art Philips illuminates renovated Rijksmuseum, including all artworks Royal Philips Electronics announces the illumination of the renovated Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and its entire art exhibition with its LED lighting. As one of the lead partners in the renovation, Philips has been working closely with the Rijksmuseum on the lighting design with a strong focus on the visitor experience and the conservation of the artworks. The renovated Rijksmuseum opens its doors on April 13, showcasing collections of the Dutch Masters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer, all illuminated with Philips LED lighting.
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2013-05-27

Panasonic Creates World's Highest Efficiency White OLED for Lighting

Panasonic Corporation has developed a white OLED with the world's highest luminous efficiency*1 of 114 lm/W (light-emitting area of 1 cm²). In addition, a luminous efficiency of 110 lm/W has also been achieved with a device with a larger emitting area of 25 cm². In order to achieve such a level of high efficiency with the OLED, the company focused on "light extraction technology" and the "all phosphorescent white OLED technology" (technology for the multilayering of the organic emitting layer). OLEDs are capable of emitting any co...
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2013-05-16

Photonex

Photonex is the UK’s showcase event dedicated to photonics, applied optical equipment, biophotonics, fibre optics, lasers, vision & LIGHT. Oct 16-17, 2013 Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK Visit Photonex and meet with world leading companies involved in photonics technologies. See 100s of suppliers. Handle, touch and feel their instruments and components and watch demonstrations. Discover the difference: On the internet one product can seem just like another. But it is getting down to the in depth detail face-to-face with a specialist which will enable you to mak...
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2013-05-16

SPIE Optics+ Phtonics

Join your peers at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2013, 25 - 29 August 2013, the largest (4,500 attendees) international, multidisciplinary optical sciences and technology meeting in North America. This is your chance to share and exchange ideas, be published, and connect with others in the field. Astronomical instrumentation is back this August. Registration information and pricing for SPIE Optics + Photonics 2013 View registration pricing and details Featured technologies: • Optical components, fabrication, and design • Optics for astronomy • Detectors...
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2013-05-16

Semicon West 2013

July07-11, 2013 San Francisco SEMICON West 2013: From new technologies, new device architecture, new materials and new markets—SEMICON West 2013 is North America’s premier microelectronics event. From 450mm to 3D-IC, attendees look for the latest technologies and solutions that will move their ideas from the lab to the fab. Why do people attend: 30,000 professional attendees representing the leading global technology companies, including IDMs, foundries, fabless, contract packaging and test houses, OEMs, materials manufacturers, components and s...
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2013-05-16

Europe LED 2013

euroLED 2013 euroLED is dedicated to the science and technology of LEDs. Now in its 10th year, euroLED comprises a Technical Conference for industry professionals, an Exhibition with over 100 stands, and a highly popular Gala Dinner. For 2013, the euroLED Conference is being led by an advisory board of ‘thought leaders’ from across the international LED lighting industry. The themes of the Conference will include; LED systems; LED engines and modules; LED components including drivers, optics, PCBs, thermal management, testing and standa...
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2013-05-08

Energy Focus Awarded $4.9 Million in Lighting Installation Contracts Including Projects Retrofitted With LED Lighting

Energy Focus, Inc. announced the Company, through Stones River Companies LLC, its wholly owned subsidiary, has been awarded contracts for government buildings totaling $4.9 million in the first four months of 2013. The orders represent approximately 50% growth over the same period last year, and include installations of LED lighting in public housing projects and schools. "We are pleased to see strong growth momentum in our lighting retrofit business, as government entities at national, state and local levels have embarked on initiatives to achieve higher energy efficie...
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2013-04-18

Iowa, LED street light project in Cedar Falls

More efficient lighting could soon be coming to the streets of Cedar Falls. With City Council blessing last week, the city is moving toward changing out high-pressure sodium fixtures for LED fixtures. LED lights also will be installed in new property developments going forward.     A trial installation a few months ago evaluated five manufacturers: GE, American Electric, Cooper, Cree and Phillips, and 22 LED lights were installed in the Pleasant Drive and Cedar Heights residential areas....
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2012-11-28

More Than 80 LED Manufacturers Attended Veeco's MOCVD User Meeting in Guangzhou

  Epitaxial deposition and process equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA says that more than 80 LED manufacturing customers recently attended its metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) User Meeting in Guangzhou, China. Representatives from most of China’s top LED makers attended the meeting, which was held in conjunction with China SSL, an annual event in the solid-state lighting industry. “China has demonstrated significant progress to drive policies that stimulate end-market demand for LED lighting pro...
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2012-11-28

Christmas Tree LED Lights Save Electricity an average family uses for one year

  People become aware of the unreliability of non-LED lights, for they could not be re-used for next year. The lights will be displayed for 45 days, if using LED lights, statistics suggest that it will save about 12,000 kilowatts of power and $1,500 - approximately the amount of electricity an average family uses for one year. Besides, in 2011, the city planted a live tree in Tibbits Park to be used for years to come. In this way, buying a new tree each year is not becoming a must-have stuff, means it will save thousands of dollars every year. The annual City Lights...
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2012-11-26

More LED bulbs need to be lit up in Bali hotels

  “Most businesses are reluctant to cover the expense of the initial shift to LED. Although within 2-3 years the financial savings could be felt, the initial cost could be 5 times higher than for conventional bulbs,” said Sinta Marino, green marketing and product manager at PT Phillips Indonesia.  “We started selling LED bulbs about 10 years ago. But their popularity has only grown in recent years,” he said. “Surprisingly, buildings actually contribute the most to the greenhouse effect, rather than air pollution from transportation...
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2012-11-26

2012 Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday River Parade

Families gather for photos at Alamo Plaza after the 28th Annual H-E-B Tree Lighting Ceremony on last Friday,. The 55-foot tall fir tree was lit with 10,000 LED lights and with 450 ornaments. The event kicked off the holiday season followed by the 30th Annual Ford Holiday River Parade & Lighting Ceremony along the San Antonio River. ...
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2012-11-26

Zhongtian Ligting Releases 7W AR111 Spot Light

  As a manufacture of LED lighting, Zhongtian Lighting recently releases the new product of 7W led spot light [ZT-A111E27-711A] to replace the conventional lamps. The company not only improves its products’ specifications, but also always sees the LED lighting products’ luminous efficacy as the basic requirement. Zhongtian is high-demanding, in terms of luminous efficacy, light perception, and color rendering index, hoping for reaching the international benchmark. The AR111 Spot is a state-of-the-art LED spotlight that can be used to accentuate ob...
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2012-11-26

Baja Designs OnX LED Succeeded in SCORE Tecate Baja 1000

  Baja Designs OnX LED Lights shine the way for Vildosola Racing to annouce the overall victory at the 45th SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 race. The dominant wins and also marked Baja Designs as the only lighting manufacturer to be succeeded in the grueling race with only LED lights shining the way – no HID lights. Baja Designs could make their proprietary American-Made LED lighting technology shine further and brighter, that's what they finally convinced the Vildosola Racing team to choose BD lights for their Trophy Truck.  The Stor...
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2012-10-30

Lighting retrofits workable in Lake County

      There is a program for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) commercial customers in Lake County by Lake County Energy Watch, to help improve energy efficiency and save money.   The Energy Fitness Program offers lighting retrofits at no- or low-cost for customers whose electrical demand is 200 kilowats or less per month.   These retrofits are available to small businesses, nonprofit organizations and special districts, as well as city, state and federal facilities located in Lake County. The retrofits include four- and ...
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2012-10-12

New Project Showcase - St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center (Paterson, NJ, USA)

Summary/Key points of this project: •         Illuminated art installation invites patients, care givers, and visitors to experience the healing environment of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center •         Main lobby: A media wall was created allowing LED-lit acrylic boxes to interact with natural light from skylight overhead •         Traxon’s 1PXL Board RGB and 1PXL Strip Warm White with optimum control allow...
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2012-05-08

SemiLEDS: UV LED and LED Lighting on the Brink of a Bright New Future

SemiLEDS is a world’s leading LED chip maker, possessing many LED-related patents and technologies. Recently, LEDinside conducted an interview with Dr. Chuong Anh Tran, President, Chief Operating Officer & Director at SemiLEDs Corp, who shed light on SemiLEDS’ recent LED technological breakthroughs and the company’s latest endeavor on UV LED chips.   LED Lighting to See Upswing in 2H12 and 2013 Chuong stated, SemiLEDS has expanded the capacities of its Taiwan and China production lines, whic...
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2012-04-03

LEDinside Aurora Award 2012: Registration will close on April 30th, 2012. ACT NOW!

Aurora Award gives you the highest recognition among top competition in the LED lighting industry! Your registration is very important to us, and we value each and every application for our LED award competition. As we receive many entries per day, please allow extra time for processing.
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2011-03-16

Lighting Fair 2011 Series (II) – Review of Japanese Manufacturers

According to LEDinside's investigation, Japanese manufacturers are categorized into the following types: lighting manufacturers, LED packaging manufacturers, LED materials manufacturers and new entrants, including major manufacturers such as Panasonic, Toshiba and Hitachi. The main focus of Japanese manufacturers is on the indoor lighting and the commercial lighting areas.
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2011-02-15

LEDinside: Inventory Replenishment of LED TV Brand Plants Stimulates the Backlight Demand; Revenue of Taiwan LED Makers Bottomed out in January

According to the analysis and statistics of LEDinside, a research division under TrendForce, the total revenues of listed Taiwan LED manufacturers was up to NTD 8.09 billion in January 2011(MoM-2.04%,YoY+15.9%). Regarding upstream chip manufacturers, these figures reached NTD 3.77 billion in January 2011, (MoM-0.7%; YoY+20.7%). The Chip LEDX moved back at 4,472 points, while Package LEDX rose to 5,001 points, showing a moderate uptrend.
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2011-01-18

LEDinside: demand recovery not in sight; pressure of 2010 Q4 LED price decline expected to extend till 2011 Q1

According to the latest price survey by LEDinside, an LED research division of TrendForce, in 2010 Q4, demand from LED applications still has not recovered, including continued inventory adjustment of large-size panels and lower-than-expected demand from general lighting. As a result, pressure of LED price decline extends from 2010 Q3. Among them, price of LED for large-size panel applications fell by 5% -9%, with most substantial decline in TV backlight applications; high power LED lighting applications declined by more than 12%. Due to relatively stable demand from mobile phone applications, LED prices in this segment are fairly stable with a mere 3% seasonally adjusted decrease.
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2009-07-01

Lighting Focused in Obama's Energy-Efficiency Efforts

U.S. President Barack Obama and Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced on June 29 a $346 million investment from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to expand and accelerate the development, deployment and use of energy-efficient technologies in all major types of commercial buildings as well as new and existing homes in the U.S. See the press release "Obama Administration Launches New Energy Efficiency Efforts".
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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