2017-06-27

Sharp to Build New OLED Product Lines That Start Production in 2018

While the public thought Sharp might focus fully on the manufacture of 8K resolution television screens after the first one was made public two years ago, according to the Japan Times, the LCD TV maker now seems determined to step into the market of OLED display by establishing new product lines- one in the city of Sakai, Osaka, and the other in Taki, a town in Mie Prefecture.
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2017-06-27

Seoul Semiconductor and Toshiba Materials Co-develop SunLike Solution Friendly to Human Eyes

South Korean LED manufacturing Giant Seoul Semiconductor and Japan-based Toshiba Materials held a press conference introducing SunLike, a new LED technology supported by Toshiba’s TRI-R phosphor solution, in Frankfurt, Germany. The SunLike LEDs with TRI-R phosphor technology simulate sun in terms of emission spectrum, eliminating excessive blue light and appearing to be more friendly to human eyes and circadian rhythm.
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2017-06-27

Phoseon Technology Exhibits LED Curing Solutions at Label Forum Japan 2017

Phoseon will showcase the latest UV LED curing solutions for printing applications at the upcoming Label Forum Japan 2017 event in Tokyo, Japan. Visit the Phoseon table-top exhibit to learn how Phoseon LED technology is a perfect fit for printing applications due to the compact size, ease of integration, and high intensity output achieved through optimized LED thermal management. Users of Phoseon LED curing systems can process a variety of materials, including thin and heat-sensitive substrates, at maximum production speeds with low-input power.
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2017-06-27

Telensa, Georgia Power, City of Harrisburg and Northeastern Group to Participate in Panel on Connected LED Streetlights at Smart Cities Connect

Telensa, the global leader in connected street lighting and Smart City applications, will host a panel discussion at this week’s Smart Cities Connect, featuring case studies from a pioneering City and Utility that have deployed connected LED Streetlights. Wayne S. Martin, the City Engineer for City of Harrisburg, PA will be presenting on how the entire city was converted to connected LED streetlighting, and the impact it has had, and Scotty M. Hutto, Lighting Services Manager at Georgia Power will be discussing the world’s largest connected LED streetlight deployment.
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2017-06-27

Current, powered by GE Helps Sainsbury’s Become First U.K. Supermarket to Switch to 100% LED Lighting, Cutting Energy Consumption by 58%

Today Current, powered by GE announced it is partnering with Sainsbury’s to make it the first grocery retailer in the U.K. to power all its supermarkets entirely by LED lighting.
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2017-06-27

Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges Inova Semiconductor's Commitment to Providing the Best Ambient Lighting Solutions to the Automotive Industry

Based on its recent analysis of the automotive ambient lighting LED controller IC industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Inova Semiconductors with the 2017 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. Inova's Automotive Pixel Link (APIX) platform has proven extremely popular among original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier I suppliers for meeting their demand for high-resolution in-car video applications. Collaborating with Dominant Opto Technologies, NXP, TE Connectivity, and Pforzheim University, Inova developed an all-new in-car light emitting diode (LED) lighting system that drives down costs, simplifies control, and expands the functionality of LED lighting and display solutions.
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2017-06-27

Galco Industrial Electronics Acquires Lighting Supply Company

The world of lighting touches almost all areas of our lives. And like so many things, that world is evolving quickly. As part of that evolution, Galco Industrial Electronics, Inc. announced today its acquisition of and partnership with Lighting Supply Company.
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2017-06-26

Switzerland Welcomes Its First LED-UV Retrofitted MAN Octoman Web Printing Press

AMS Spectral UV – A Baldwin Technology Company reports that Kyburz Druckerie of Zurich, Switzerland has retrofitted an AMS LED-UV curing system onto its MAN Octoman commercial web press, replacing the former drying system and making it the first press configuration of its kind in the country. Installed with the support of AMS distributor Chromos AG, a video of the press running shared by AMS on its facebook page garnered more than 12,000 views in a week, showing that people around the world remain interested in the printing process, and how the printed works in their everyday lives are created. 
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2017-06-26

Interview at GILE 2017: Dow Corning Guards LED Package Industry through Innovation

From dome optical lens to liquid silicone materials for encapsulation and adhesion, on the booth’s panel, noted LED package material manufacturer Dow Corning, now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, showcased a myriad of advanced silicone products for various package types. At GILE 2017, LEDinside had an interview with Mr. Takuhiro Tsuchiya, Global Segment Leader at Dow Corning, on current trends and the company’s role in the LED package industry.
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2017-06-26

Southern Champion Tray Reports On Retrofitting Its KBA Rapida 106 With LED-UV From AMS

It is rare to find a printhouse as business- and customer-savvy as Southern Champion Tray of Mansfield, Texas. The leading manufacturer of paperboard packaging, who prints for the likes of Papa John's and Sodexo, boasts 90 years of experience, and as a third-generation company has operated through depressions, wars and times of general prosperity.
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2017-06-26

Leyard and Planar Win Seven Outstanding Product Awards at InfoComm 2017

Leyard and Planar, a global leaders in visualization products, received seven commercial audio visual industry technology honors at the 2017 InfoComm show last week in Orlando, Fla. The Leyard LED MultiTouch interactive LED video wall took home four Best of Show Awards from NewBay Media, presented by AV Technology, Digital Signage, Government Video Sound & Video Contractor and two Commercial Integrator 2017 Best awards in the “Video Wall” and “Collaboration” categories, and Leyard DirectLight LED Video Wall System was awarded Most Innovative Video Display from System Contractor News.
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2017-06-26

Eaton Highlights Residential Building Solutions for Modern Lifestyles at PCBC 2017

Power management company Eaton will showcase technology for modern lifestyles with its latest residential solutions for builders and home buyers at the PCBC 2017 show, booth 2041, in San Diego, California, on June 28 and 29. Eaton will highlight its portfolio that is helping enable the connected home of the future, including innovative LED lighting, residential energy management, backup power and wiring devices solutions.
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2017-06-25

LiteOn to March into Middle East

Lite-On Technology on 22nd June held its shareholder meeting of 2017, on which it reported a cash dividend of NT$ 2.92 with a dividend payout ratio of 72% and a dividend yield of 5.8%.
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2017-06-23

Capital Colour Installs RMGT 9 Series Press

Capital Colour, a full-service printing company based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada invested in an RMGT 9 series press manufactured by RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology (RMGT) and purchased through Canadian distributor KBR Graphics. Since its recent installation, the company has already begun to see major advantages and gains. Capital Colour purchased an RMGT 920ST5+LED+CUV 5-color sheetfed offset press with both Panasonic LED UV instant ink curing and Grafix HiCure UV coating systems. The press is the first of its kind installed in Western Canada running with both LED UV ink curing and HiCure UV coating systems.
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2017-06-23

Zumtobel Group Doubles Its Net Profit

In the 2016/17 financial year the Zumtobel Group posted a marked improvement in earnings and was able to more than double its net profit year-on-year to EUR 25.2 million. While profitability was increased, revenues were impacted by negative currency effects and a challenging business environment. 
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2017-06-23

Epistar on High Efficient LED Filament Technology and Intellectual Property Development

Within the LED lighting industry, more and more companies shifted their focuses to niche markets and specialty lighting to get away from bitter price wars in the general lighting market. Sectors such as horticultural lighting, healthcare, shipping, and intelligent lighting began to witness the emergence of LED products, and it also seemed a definite trend to replace traditional low-price LED tubes with advanced high efficient ones. As for the decorative lighting market where consumes a massive amount of LEDs, it also experienced a series of changes when LED technology gradually takes hold. In light of the fact that it has earned a favourable reception among traders, distributors, and lighting designers, LED filament soon became considerably desirable to replace conventional low wattage LED bulbs and LED candle bulbs producing high thermal runaway. Accordingly, in recent years, LED filament has been a great hit in the market.
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2017-06-23

LG Display Unveils World’s First 77-inch Flexible and Transparent OLED Display

LG Display, the world’s leading innovator of display technologies, announced today that it has developed the world’s first 77-inch flexible and transparent OLED display. With this achievement, LG Display, recognized for its expertise in large-sized OLED technology, further reinforced its leadership in the global display industry.
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2017-06-23

2017 NECA Convention Surges with Change for Electrical Contractors

The 2017 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Convention & Trade Show will demonstrate how 70 percent of the nation’s electrical contractors are no longer just the installers.
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2017-06-23

Fulham’s HotSpot Constant Power LED Emergency Driver Certified for Title 20 in California and Oregon

Fulham Co., Inc., a supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced that its HotSpot Constant Power LED Emergency Driver (Part FHSP-UNV-10P-L-SD) has been certified compliant with California Energy Commission (CEC) Title 20 Code of Regulations for small battery charger systems.
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2017-06-23

Internet of Things applications see the light with GCT LED connectors

The Internet of Things (IoT) is now very much a reality, with new applications appearing daily – from wearable devices to city-wide traffic management systems. Full IoT implementations are often about Big Data analysis of large sensor arrays, giving us deeper insight and better ability to control our environment than previously possible.
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2017-06-23

Epistar Accelerates R&D of Micro-LED

Epistar on 21st June announced its financial results, reporting a fully utilized capacity of blue LED as well as a sustained production of AlInGaP LED despite subtle growth in both the output of light sources and the orders for LED backlighting and little possibility to raise prices of its products. The company estimated a 15% QoQ rise that could possibly push up 2Q17’s revenue close to the number in 2Q16. Epistar also expected a decent financial performance in 3Q17 supported by the chip production for LED lighting, AlInGaP LED and infrared LED.
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2017-06-22

Lutron Dimmers, Sensors and Automated Shades Standardized in Lennar’s Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Home Design Communities

Lighting and shade control leader Lutron Electronics today announced that its smart dimmers, occupancy sensors, and battery-powered shades will become standard offerings in the world’s first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED homes from Lennar, one of the nation's largest builders. Through the use of Lutron lighting and shade controls, buyers will enjoy such benefits as never entering a dark home and using lights and shades to mimic occupancy when away from home.
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2017-06-22

[New LED Publication] One Light To Rule Them All

L.E.D.: A History of the Future of Lighting,published by CreateSpace, is available on Amazon for immediate purchase.
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2017-06-22

Urbanova Reaches Milestone with Smart and Connected Streetlights Pilot

Urbanova, a smart city living lab in Spokane, Washington’s University District, has reached a key milestone with its Smart and Connected Streetlights Pilot, installing sensors on and collecting data from 10 streetlights across the district. Urbanova founding partner Avista will install an additional 29 LED fixtures with dimming capabilities in the fall. With the pilot, Urbanova is defining how to develop and design a living laboratory and harnessing data to gain insights, empower people and solve urban challenges in new ways.
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2017-06-21

Silver Spring Networks Provides Country-Wide Smart Street Light Controls for Jamaica

Silver Spring Networks, Inc. today announced its first international utility-led, country-wide smart street light control program with Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS). JPS is an integrated electric utility company and the sole distributor of electricity in Jamaica serving over 600,000 customers. JPS will extend its existing Silver Spring IPv6 platform to connect up to 110,000 smart LED street lights in population centers around the island including Kingston, Spanish Town, Negril, and Falmouth. Silver Spring’s Streetlight.Vision Central Management System (CMS) will also be deployed for JPS through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model to control and manage the networked street lights.
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2017-06-21

Cambridge Nanotherm Partners with Inabata for Global Sales and Distribution

Cambridge Nanotherm, producer of innovative nanoceramic thermal management technology for LEDs and electronics, today announces a partnership with Japanese sales and distribution giant Inabata. The partnership adds a global sales and distribution arm to the UK-based company. The agreement gives Inabata worldwide sales and distribution rights for Cambridge Nanotherm’s thermal management solutions across key territories.
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2017-06-21

Leading Lighting Manufacturer Announces New Partnerships with Sales Agencies in Canada and Ohio

Elemental LED, a leading U.S. based engineering and technology company that manufactures LED lighting solutions announced today partnerships with MVP Lighting and Jack Duffy & Associates that extends its Diode LED product brand into Canada and Ohio. Elemental LED and its manufacturing and wholesale division, Diode LED, provides a wide variety of superior quality linear, task, and accent LED lighting solutions for both commercial and residential applications.
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2017-06-21

Samsung LED Repudiates Rumor About Its Step Out of China and Sales of Tianjin Unit

Yesterday (20 June), Jacob Tam, Executive Vice President/ Deputy BU Head at Samsung LED, vehemently refuted the Korea Herald’s and The Bell’s reporting of Samsung LED selling off its business unit in Tianjin to a Hong Kongese private equity firm.
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2017-06-21

Bridgelux Responds To Everlight Lawsuit Targeting 2835 SMD Products

Bridgelux 2835 surface mount device (SMD) products incorporate cutting-edge technology to deliver unsurpassed performance at competitive prices.  Bridgelux's technology results from years of advanced research and development, and is protected by Bridgelux's intellectual property, which currently includes a patent portfolio of more than 300 worldwide patents that extend across the expanse of light emitting diode (LED) technologies, from chips to luminaire solutions. 
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2017-06-20

EVERLIGHT Files Patent Infringement Litigation against Bridgelux for Protection of Customers’ Rights

EVERLIGHT Electronics Co., Ltd. (EVERLIGHT) on June 10, 2017 filed a patent infringement action against Bridgelux, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. EVERLIGHT is claiming that Bridgelux infringes U.S. Patent Nos. 6,335,548 and 7,253,448 by manufacturing and selling infringing LED products, including for example the Bridgelux 2835 series.
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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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