2017-05-26

Idemitsu Kosan and BOE Form Strategic Alliance for OLED Business

Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. and BOE Technology Group Co.,Ltd. have reached a basic understanding to form a strategic alliance for the development of high-performance OLED materials and displays.
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2017-05-26

IKEA Smart Lights Will Soon Work with Siri, Alexa and Google Home

IKEA announced that its smart lighting series Trådfri, which was launched in Europe last fall, will be compatible with Apple’s HomeKit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa by the end of this summer. With this upgrade, users can control their home lighting with voice commands. IKEA also plans to expand its product range in the coming years.
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2017-05-24

Veeco’s Patent Infringement Case against SGL to Impact Chinese MOCVD Manufactures

MOCVD equipment is essential to LED production, and graphite wafer carrier is a unique component of MOCVD systems. Due to technology barriers, currently there are only three graphite wafer suppliers globally: German’s SGL Group, Japan’s TOYO TANSO and Dutch company Xycarb.
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2017-05-23

Sharp, Hon Hai Affiliates to Acquire US Micro LED Display Maker

Following in the footsteps of Apple and Samsung, Taiwan’s contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn, announced that Sharp and other Foxconn group companies will acquire an U.S. startup to develop Micro LED display technology.
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2017-05-23

Revving towards Commercialization: Micro LED TVs May Come Sooner Than Expected

Micro LED, the next generation display technology, has lighten up a new path for the LED industry. As global key players continue to jump on the Micro LED bandwagon, a whole supply chain has gradually taken shape. The development process of related applications has been ramped up, making possible an earlier than expected volume production for Micro LED-based large screen TVs. However, there are still many challenges lying ahead of commercial developments. Among them, two key elements play a pivotal role.
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2017-05-19

Exciting Upgrades Revealed for the Upcoming Apple Watch and iPhone

2017 marks an important year for Apple as it plans to release its new Apple Watch alongside the highly-anticipated next generation iPhone to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Although the tech giant has kept a low profile regarding the innovations it will bring to the market, there have been numerous rumors circulating around the devices already.
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2017-05-17

Cutting-Edge Lighting Solutions Market Indicating Steady Growth as Industry Opportunities Expand

The global custom and state-of-the-art lighting market is seeing a uptick in activity in the market as a result of latest advancements in lighting technology and applications. The market is witnessing rapid advancements as well as uses for lighting technologies, while the LED lighting technologies dominated the market in terms of revenue contribution in 2016. Lighting solutions and advancements in the market of note this week include: AV1 Group, Inc., Cree Inc., Koninklijke Philips N.V, Amazon.com, Inc., General Electric.
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2017-05-17

George Craford Recognized for Major Contributions to LED Lighting

Lumileds today announced that George Craford, Lumileds Solid State Lighting Fellow, was selected for the IEEE Edison Medal for “a lifetime of pioneering contributions to the development and commercialization of visible LED materials and devices.” Craford will be presented with the medal at the IEEE Honors Ceremony in San Francisco on May 25, 2017, during the IEEE Vision, Innovations, and Challenges (IEEE VIC) Summit.
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2017-05-16

World’s First Comprehensive City-Wide Air Quality System Will Be Built to Helsinki Region in Finland

The amount of measurement points will at least double in the Helsinki region as a new supplementary air quality network of Vaisala and Pegasor sensors will be installed during the next year. The new system will enable agile and economical way to gather new information about the air quality of the Finnish capital city region.
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2017-05-15

CREE Sponsors European Horticulture Lighting Conference

CREE, a leader in LED components and LED lighting products, is the sponsor of the first European Horticulture Lighting Conference to be held on 23 May 2017 at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
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2017-05-13

Samsung at LFI 2017: Complete End-to-End LED Solutions Unveiled

At this year’s LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, Samsung Electronics has underlined its dedication to bringing innovative LED lighting solutions to the market. In particular, Jacob Tarn’s (Executive Vice President, LED Lighting Business, Samsung Electronics) presentation in front of 15 media people showed how Samsung's LED business has evolved from mere LED component business to full-blown end-to-end solutions ranging from LED packages to LED engine & Smart Lighting platform.  
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2017-05-10

Philips Lighting Continues to Accelerate Innovation and Adoption of LED Lighting

Philips Lighting continues to push the boundaries of LED lighting innovations at the LIGHTFAIR International Trade Show and Conference taking place May 9 through 11, 2017 in Philadelphia. The company is introducing new offerings designed to help reduce energy and operating costs, improve the comfort and utilization of a space, and deliver value that goes beyond illumination. These latest technology advancements combine the accumulative improvements in energy efficiency with enhanced quality and capabilities of connected LED lighting.
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2017-05-10

Cree Brings New High Lumen Output to Outdoor Area and Flood OSQ Series, Expanding Application Range

Cree, Inc. extends its industry-leading OSQ Series of area and flood LED luminaires, delivering better performance, expanding applications and offering dramatic savings with the new Cree OSQ High Output (HO) portfolio. The new luminaire more than doubles the top lumen output of the original OSQ Series with up to 65,000 lumens and can replace multiple metal halide (MH) 1000W fixtures. The result is more than 80 percent energy savings using one OSQ-HO luminaire. 
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2017-05-09

LED Lighting Power Solution Provider FSP Showcases the Latest Products at LIGHTFAIR 2017

LIGHTFAIR International 2017, the world largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, will be held during May 9th to 11th in Philadelphia, USA this year. FSP Group as the world's tenth largest category AC-DC power supply manufacturers will attend this important event in the field of LED and lighting. FSP is committed to the development of LED lighting power supply products for 10 years. All full series products from 6 Watts to 400 Watts can be used in customers’ lighting products and they are well received by the users’ recognition and support in the industry.
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2017-05-08

Dubai Buildings to be Lit Up with “World’s Most Efficient” LED Lamps

The Dubai Municipality has recently signed a MOU with two major developers to boost the use of energy-efficient lighting.
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2017-05-05

Gooee Joins the Philips SR Certified Partner Program

Smart lighting start-up Gooee, creator of the first ‘full stack’ cloud-based ecosystem that connects lighting manufacturers to the Internet of Things (IoT), has joined Philips Lighting’s SR (Sensor Ready) certified program.
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2017-05-03

LEDVANCE Advancing LFI 2017 with New SYLVANIA LED Lighting

LEDVANCE is unveiling new SYLVANIA lighting solutions for the commercial and residential market at Booth 1701 at LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center May 7 — 11, 2017. In North America, LEDVANCE offers professional users and retail customers SYLVANIA advanced LED bulbs, standardized luminaires and smart lighting solutions, as well as traditional light sources.
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2017-05-02

MaxLite to debut intelligent wireless lighting control system at LIGHTFAIR 2017

MaxLite will demonstrate IntelliMax™, an intelligent wireless lighting control system, at LIGHTFAIR® International 2017, May 9-11, in Philadelphia.
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2017-05-02

LG Innotek Introduces High Performance and Differentiated LED Product at LFI 2017

LG Innotek is participating in Light Fair International 2017 in Philadelphia, U.S. from May 9 through 11. The company will target the global market while introducing various new products including UV (Ultraviolet rays) LED packages, high-power LED packages, LED for automotive, etc. 
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2017-05-02

New, Patented, Horticultural LED Has Lower Production Costs

The increased use of LEDs for horticultural lighting has made that product segment especially competitive. A recently issued U.S. Patent covers an invention that dramatically reduces the cost of manufacturing horticultural LEDs! The company that acquires this patent and implements this technology will leapfrog the technology of all of its competitors and grab a significant share of the horticultural LED market. 
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2017-04-28

LED Modules in the Zhaga Spotlight

The Zhaga Consortium, a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing components of LED luminaires, has finalized several new and updated specifications for LED lighting products that are typically used in spotlighting and related applications.
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2017-04-28

NEMA Calls on Secretary of Energy to Complete Rulemaking for General Service Lamps

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has formally requested that the Secretary of Energy complete a rulemaking for general service lamps (light bulbs) that Congress required in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA-2007). 
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2017-04-27

Hong Kong to Upgrade Street Lighting to LED

Hong Kong will soon replace its street lights with more energy-efficient LED units, government officials confirmed. The competent authority, Honk Kong Highways Department, on Wednesday said due to mature LED technology and the significant drop in prices of LED light, the department agrees now is the right time to commence LED street lights replacement scheme. It added that replacement work has already started in the current financial year.
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2017-04-26

Monocrystal Facilitates Micro LED Development with Its New Ultra-Clean Sapphire Wafers

Monocrystal, a specialist in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, announced the release of its new Ultra-Clean sapphire wafers.
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2017-04-26

Nordichallen: Osram Creates Professional Lighting Conditions for Indoor Football in Sweden

Osram Lighting Solutions designed and implemented innovative LED hall lighting for the Nordichallen, a modern exhibition space and football hall in the Swedish city of Sundsvall. The new lighting solution complies with professional light requirements as stipulated by the Swedish Football Association and simultaneously saves around 65 percent energy. The home team of GIF Sundsvall, a club in the Allsvenskan premier Swedish football league, uses the hall for daily training, hall competitions and friendly matches.
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2017-04-26

Osram Launches LED-based Smart Lighting Control System

Osram announced the availability of SIMPLUX™, a simple standalone wireless lighting control system designed for small- to mid-sized spaces up to 10,000 square feet and/or up to 100 nodes. For maximum design flexibility, SIMPLUX enables specifiers to choose virtually any manufacturer’s luminaire that has a 0-10V dimmable ballast or LED driver, and deliver fixture-by-fixture or full group control as needed. SIMPLUX also offers an easy upgrade path to POLARIS 3D software and the ENCELIUM® networked light management system for more sophisticated, enterprise-level control or integration to building automation systems via BACNet®. 
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2017-04-25

Guided by the Light: Mediamarkt Customers Find Products Faster with Indoor Positioning from Philips Lighting

Philips Lighting announced that MediaMarkt’s flagship store in the center of Eindhoven will introduce "Store Guide” app.  It allows customers in store to use their smartphones to locate products and be guided to them quickly and easily thanks to innovative LED lighting that acts as an indoor positioning system.  
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2017-04-25

DOCOMO Develops World's First Spherical Drone Display

NTT DOCOMO, INC., in a continuing quest to create innovative new business, has developed a spherical drone display - an unmanned aerial vehicle that displays LED images on an omnidirectional spherical screen while in flight - which DOCOMO believes to be a world first (as of April 16, 2017).
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2017-04-25

Leyard and Planar Launch the Industry’s First Seamless LED Touch-Enabled Video Wall at NAB 2017

At the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, and Planar, a Leyard company, launched the Leyard® LED MultiTouch, the industry’s first seamless LED touch-enabled video wall. This proprietary multi-touch solution revolutionizes interactivity for narrow pixel pitch LED video walls without the disadvantages of front glass—offering a seamless, smooth, lightweight and durable LED touch surface that delivers superior visual performance enabled by the patent-pending Leyard® PLTS™ (Pliable LED Touch Surface™) technology.
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2017-04-20

Apple to Start Mass Production of Micro LED Displays at its Taiwan Plant by 2018

Apple is said to start producing a small amount of Micro LED displays from a plant in northern Taiwan by the end of 2017 and use them on its new Apple Watch, according to a recent report published by Taiwan’s Taipei Times. 
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XtraLight Manufacturing, an expert in commercial LED light fixtures, has recently initiated an additional focus on data center LED lighting. This comes after research has found that data centers can reduce energy consumption by ... READ MORE

Whilst there is a wide variety of standard sizes and standard powers and outputs of LED modules available on the market, most luminaire designers would agree that bespoke made-to-measure LED modules are preferable from a performance and design... READ MORE