2017-10-17

Disruptive Substrate Technology for Direct Green and Red Micro LEDs

The ideal solution for microLED makers would be the availability of efficient nitride LEDs in both green and red. In this case, all RGB LEDs would be composed of the same material with the same behaviors and driving conditions. The challenge is to find one material capable of spanning the blue to red spectrum. 
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2017-10-17

Veeco Receives First Order for New GENxcel MBE System

Veeco Instruments announced that Acken Optoelectronics will receive the first shipment of Veeco’s new GENxcel™ Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) System.
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2017-10-17

Hubbell Control Solutions Expands NX Distributed Intelligence™ Lighting Control Platform NX – Next Generation Intelligent Lighting Controls

Hubbell Control Solutions announced today the expansion of its distributed lighting control platform for commercial and industrial facilities, NX Distributed Intelligence™. This expansion focuses on adding wired and wireless luminaire-based control options to Hubbell’s successful NX lighting control platform. It represents Hubbell’s commitment to developing flexible solutions designed to address the evolving needs of customers and facilitating building efficiency and occupant wellbeing.
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2017-10-16

Osram Acquires a Stake in the Retail Software Specialist beaconsmind

Osram acquires a stake in the Swiss company beaconsmind AG. Via its venture capital unit, Fluxunit, the lighting company has gained a strategic minority interest in the start-up that offers smart software to retailers, enabling a personalized approach to customers. Fluxunit supports and develops both internal and external start-ups.
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2017-10-16

Cree, Inc. Announces 2018 First Quarter Earnings Release Webcast

Cree, Inc. Announces 2018 First Quarter Earnings Release Webcast
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2017-10-16

Macedonian Cultivation Facility Invests In Heliospectra LED Technology

Heliospectra AB (publ), an expert in intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments, announces a new cooperation with NYSK Holdings, a state-of-the-art medicinal cannabis facility in Macedonia. The grower is partnering with Heliospectra to be able to supply patients with consistent, pharmaceutical-grade medicine for chronic diseases year-round. The investment is valued at around $125,000 (1,016,000 SEK).
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2017-10-16

Five-Star LED Lighting Solution to support FEMA for hurricane reconstruction, business owners, and the U.S. government

Independence LED Lighting ("Independence") and Social Energy Partners ("SEP") announce that they have joined forces to provide a "Five-Star LED Lighting Solution." The solution will help those in need, and it is also in line with the goals of the "Buy American and Hire American" Executive Order, signed by President Trump on April 18, 2017.
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2017-10-16

The 20th China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair just Confirmed Dates Postponed to 30 October - 3 November 2017

Due to the recent typhoons, the exhibition venue was badly damaged and now it is under maintenance, The 20th China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair (GILF) will be postponed to 30 October - 3 November 2017, at Guzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province, China.
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2017-10-16

Ultravision International Enters Four-Year Agreement with Lamar Advertising Company for LED Lights and Displays

Ultravision International announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with Lamar Advertising Company, an owner and operator of outdoor advertising and logo sign displays, for Lamar to purchase LED billboard lights and Modular LED Display Panels from Ultravision.
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2017-10-16

Smart Cities Race Steps up a Gear with £10m Connexin Investment

Metropolitan Wi-Fi firm Connexin has secured up to a £10m investment to rapidly scale up and expand its smart cities business.
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2017-10-16

Sengled Element Now Compatible with the Google Assistant

Sengled, makers of intelligent lighting products that integrate consumer electronics with energy efficient LED light bulbs, announced on October 12 that their Element smart lighting family now offers further convenience through voice control using the Google Assistant.
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2017-10-16

Michigan Businesses, Organizations Snap up Funding for Energy Efficient Lighting

Businesses and non-profit organizations across Michigan are snapping up rebates and grants offered by the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) to help them reduce their energy usage and cut energy bills.
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2017-10-16

Samsung Switches Focus to Micro LED to Escape Plight of Poor QLED Sales

OLED patent holder Samsung Electronics now also steps into the realm of Micro LED, reported the Investor. It is also looking to acquire PlayNitride, a Taiwan-based Micro LED developer in an attempt to offset the sluggish sales of its QLED TVs.
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2017-10-16

Exhibition Witness - LED Bulb Expert Wins Reputation By Persisting In Quality

Yesterday China’s largest trade fair, the China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) has begun as scheduled at Pazhou International Exhibition Complex in Guangzhou. Shanghai Wellmax Lighting Industry (WELLMAX), the long-term participant of the fair, is greeting its old and new friends in Hall 13.2. Debuted the latest R&D insights and showcasing most trendy LED bulb products, WELLMAX provides its global clients reliable LED bulb solutions with varieties of choices.
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2017-10-16

ASEAN’S Largest Exhibition on LED Lighting & Technology is Back with Its 6th Edition, Presenting Excellent Business Opportunities

The eagerly awaited 6th Edition of the LED Expo Thailand is all set to explore new boundaries with more than 300 exhibitors, prepping their latest to display on an expanse of over 20,000 sqm of exhibit area. A footfall comprising 15,000 international trade visitors not only from the ASEAN region as well as from across the world is expected to throng the Challenger 1 Hall of the Impact Exhibition and Convention Centre during 10-12 May ’18. The Expo witnesses participation from both exhibitors and visitors in a large number.
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2017-10-13

What iPhone X’s AMOLED Cost Tells Us About Commercialization of Micro LED

The first Micro LED product is Crystal LED Display that Sony showcased at CES 2012. Outwardly similar to a regular TV, it was an ultimate combination of the most state-of-the-art technologies back then. However, Sony, after its first success, had gone silent for quite a while until 2016.
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2017-10-13

New LRC Study Evaluates the Blue-Light Hazard from Solid-State Lighting

The introduction of solid-state lighting using light-emitting diode (LED) technology has ignited widespread interest in the ways that lighting can offer benefits to people, including improved visibility at night, enhanced perceptions of brightness and security, and spectral tuning for management of circadian rhythms. Yet, as illustrated in a recent report from the American Medical Association (AMA), the increasing popularity of LED lighting is also raising new questions and reviving older concerns about unwanted impacts of these light sources, such as light pollution, discomfort glare, circadian disruption, and retinal damage via a mechanism known as blue-light hazard.
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2017-10-12

DOE Publishes Snapshot on LED Outdoor Area Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a new Snapshot report on LED outdoor area lighting. Based on DOE's LED Lighting Facts®database, the report focuses on outdoor area/roadway luminaires (including street lighting and wall packs), parking garage luminaires, and canopy luminaires (e.g., those used for gas station fuel pump areas). Retrofit kits and dedicated luminaires in these categories are not considered separately, as only in the area/roadway category did retrofit kits make up a notable percentage (8%) of the products listed in the category.
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2017-10-12

Wipro Lighting wins ‘India LED Lighting Visionary Innovation Leadership’ Award 2017

Wipro Lighting, part of Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited and a leading player in lighting in India, has received the “India LED Lighting Visionary Innovation Leadership” Award at the 2017 Frost & Sullivan India Best Practices Awards. The ceremony was held in Mumbai recently.
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2017-10-12

Light it up smartly: Sylvania Hallmarking its authority in the Middle East Market

Having successfully participated in the Gulf region's leading trade show and conference for metropolitan, architectural, theatrical and retail lighting solutions for the preceding couple of years, the global brand, Sylvania will exhibit its wares under the tagline “Light your world”.
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2017-10-12

Eaton to Highlight Connected Lighting Benefits at ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes Stakeholder Meeting

Eaton’s Bill Johnson will be speaking on behalf of Eaton at the ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes Stakeholder Meeting on October 23-25 in Chicago. The ENERGY STAR meetings provide an opportunity to discuss program initiatives, product specifications and other outreach activities. In addition, these meetings allow ENERGY STAR partners to network and develop relationships to promote ENERGY STAR.
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2017-10-11

Mini LED TV Backlight and Display to Be Rolled Out Soon

The next generation display technology Micro LED draws lots of attention, but Micro LED will take time to reach the mass production (MP) phase. Before that happens, mini LED with lower technical barrier will enter its MP phase first. Sources said, panel makers and LED die manufacturers already started their collaboration. Initially, mini LED will be used for two major categories: signage and TV panel backlight source. The cooperative effort will launch ultra-fine-pitch signage and super energy-saving, ultra-slim direct lit mini LED backlight TV panels.
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2017-10-11

Osram's New Plant in Bulgaria Ready to Run

German-based lighting behemoth Osram announced on October 10 a total investment of EUR 25.6 million (USD 30.1 million) in its first plant in Bulgaria. The company has made public its plan to expand its production line to Eastern Europe earlier in March this year, covered in news from SeeNews.
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2017-10-06

Kopp Glass Launches New UV LED Optic Design Lab Website

Kopp Glass announces the launch of a new interactive website that enables users to develop UV LED products with increased power, greater design flexibility, and better cure quality. The UV LED Optic Design Lab is a platform for engineers to learn about and design molded UV glass optics to optimize the performance of their UV LED systems.
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2017-10-06

New GATEWAY Report on Tunable Lighting in Three Texas Classrooms

The U.S. Department of Energy's GATEWAY program has released a new report on a trial installation of tunable-white LED lighting systems in three classrooms in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District in Carrollton, TX, which provides valuable insights into the use of this technology in a real-world setting.
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2017-10-06

Siemens Severs Connections with Osram after $1.4 Billion Stake Sale

German engineering conglomerate Siemens said on Wednesday it sold its share of more than 17% in Osram, the noted lighting giant that was originally a part of it, in an accelerated bookbuild run by Citigroup and Deutsche Bank.
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2017-10-05

Elite Advanced Laser Scales Up Capacity with AIX G5+ C

AIXTRON announced today that Elite Advanced Laser Corporation (eLASER), a Taiwan-based provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) for advanced optoelectronic and radio frequency (RF) components, has placed a repeat order for an AIX G5+ C system to produce gallium nitride (GaN) epitaxial wafers and devices for power electronics applications.
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2017-10-05

NanoLumens Transforms Retail Signage with Introduction of LED Digital Posters

NanoLumens announced the market introduction of NanoLumens LED Digital Posters — empowering retailers to replace boring static signage that require constant replacement with compelling digital displays that immediately engage their customers, according to NanoLumens Vice President of Global Retail Sales Matt Nurre.
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2017-10-05

Kingbright Announced an Authorized Distribution Agreement with Arrow

Kingbright Company has recently signed an authorized distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc.
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2017-10-05

Plessey Partners with Top Dutch Alstroemeria Grower for LED Grow Lights Following Successful Trial

Plessey announces a partnership with leading Dutch alstroemeria grower Together2Grow, following a successful trial of its LED grow lights combined with existing high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting in a hybrid installation.
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Lumileds introduced three new products in its LUXEON SunPlus Series of award winning LEDs for horticulture lighting. The LUXEON SunPlus Series is the only line of LEDs on the market to be tested and binned by photosynthetic photon fl... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics today announced two new additions to its chip-scale package (CSP) line-up: LM101B, a 1W-class mid-power LED, and LH231B, a 5W-class high-power LED. Built with enhanced CSP technology, the new LED packages deliver industry-l... READ MORE