2016-06-17

Samsung Reinvents the Notification LED by Placing Ring Light Around Rear Camera

What GalaxtClub.nl discovered in a leaked user manual is Samsung’s new feature “Smart Glow”, which will probably make its debut on devices like Galaxy J2 soon.
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2016-06-17

UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous A21 LED Lamp with Unauthorized UL Mark

The following is a notification from UL that the LED A21 lamp identified below and manufactured prior to August 23, 2015 bears an unauthorized UL Mark for the United States and Canada and may pose a shock hazard. The LED lamp does not comply with UL safety requirements and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark for the United States or Canada.
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2016-06-15

Western Indian State Distributes 3,000,000 LED Bulbs within 19 Days

Gujarat, a state in Western India, has been distributing LED bulbs at a rapid pace. The state gave out up to 3,000,000 LED bulbs within a blink of 19 days under the Government of India’s UJALA program, reported Times of India.
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2016-06-15

Anonymous Donations to Light up Two Memphis-based Bridges with LEDs

The city of Memphis received US $12 million from anonymous donors to illuminate two bridges with LEDs. The two bridges, Harahan and Hernando de Soto, are few of the most iconic images of the city, said Jim Strickland, Memphis Mayor.
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2016-06-14

Samsung Display to Double OLED Shipments in 1Q16

Samsung Display’s shipments of OLED panels has more than doubled during the past year, since more -global smartphone manufacturers were adopting OLED displays, reported The Korea Herald.
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2016-06-14

Le Jardin De Rabelais Partners Philips Lighting for All-Year-Round Tomato Crop Growth

Philips Lighting, announced a new contract with French premium tomato grower, Le Jardin de Rabelais. In conjunction with horticulture partner, Certhon, Philips Lighting will supply LED horticultural lighting and services to the French grower to help it to increase the yield and taste of its speciality tomato crop for supermarkets in France.
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2016-06-13

Milk Deteriorates Faster Under LED Lights

Got LED light? Display cases and grocery stores increasingly do, and that’s bad news for milk drinkers.
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2016-06-08

Hot Picks of the Week June 8-10

Our research team has released their latest LED package market demand report for May 2016, micro-LEDs displayed by ITRI at Computex 2016. DOE has unveiled its 2016 SSL R&D plan, which highlights LED and OLED technology developments.
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2016-06-08

Flexible LED Filaments Reinvigorated the Vintage Beauty of Lighting

Some analysts predicted that most of the EU countries may soon phase out incandescent light bulbs for general lighting use.
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2016-06-07

LG Electronic to Launch New 4K OLED TV in Taiwan

Senior LG executives spoke about the company’s OLED TV market strategy at a press conference hosted at The Humble Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan earlier Tuesday.
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2016-06-07

LG’s TV Market Strategy in Taiwan

LG showcased its latest 4K OLED TVs to be launched in Taiwan earlier today, but these innovative TVs are not going to be their new major revenue source yet, said senior company executives during a press conference at The Humble Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan earlier Tuesday.
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2016-06-06

Samsung to Halt 40-inch LCD Production Line to Meet Apple's Upcoming OLED Demand

As Apple plans to introduce OLED iPhone soon, Samsung’s OLED panels will be used at the primary stage. In order to meet the OLED demand, Samsung is to shut down its L7 production line and replace it with OLED production ones by the end of December, 2016. The halt is expected to lead to short supply of 39.5- inch to 45-inch panels. Meanwhile, two leading Taiwanese panel manufacturers will directly benefit from the demand.
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2016-06-06

Atlantic City Intelligent Streetlights Keep Pedestrians Connected and Fully Powered

Interactive LED streetlights installed on Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey, U.S. are keeping local pedestrians fully connected and powered, reported Press of Atlantic City.
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2016-06-06

GlobalMed Technologies Acquires LED Skin Therapy Specialist Omnilux Medical

GlobalMed Technologies (GMT) announced that it has acquired Omnilux Medical, the gold standard for medical and aesthetic Light Emitting Diode (LED) skincare. The asset acquisition includes three Omnilux Medical Systems: the Omnilux Revive2™, Omnilux Blue™ and Omnilux Plus™, along with numerous patents and trademarks.
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2016-06-04

EU Agriculture Ministers See the Light in LED Illuminated Plant Growth

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, welcomed a group of 28 European Union (EU) Agriculture Ministers including EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan to the Philips Lighting GrowWise Center in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The Center leads horticultural and vertical farming research where growth recipes are developed for food crops. The visit was part of the Informal Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture organized by the Dutch EU Presidency. The central theme of this two day visit to the Netherlands was 'Food of the future - the future of food'.
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2016-06-04

Indian State Chhattisgarh Distributed 190,000 LED bulbs and Saved Money for its Taxpayers

More than 190,000 KED bulbs were distributed in Chhattisgarh following central government’s “Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All' ( UJALA )” project in the past two and half months.
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2016-06-04

California-based City to Upgrade 6,000 Streetlights to LEDs

Chico, the most populated city in California, partners up with PG&E in switching all the streetlights to LED lamps, reported KRCR News.
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2016-06-03

Philips Lighting Pledges to the World’s Energy Ministers to Sell More than 2B LED Light Bulbs by 2020

Leaders from Philips Lighting will meet today with Energy Ministers attending the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) summit in San Francisco, where the company will announce a commitment to sell more than 2 billion1 energy efficient LED light bulbs by 2020. Reaching this goal is estimated to save an amount of energy equivalent to that generated by 60 medium-sized coal-fired power stations with emissions equivalent to those from 24 million cars by 2020. The company will also reaffirm its pledge to make its global operations carbon neutral by 2020 and say that it expects electricity for its US operations to be 100% from renewable sources later this year.
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2016-06-02

Authorities in a North Carolina City Plan to Upgrade to LED Streetlights

City authorities in American city Kinston, North Carolina are planning to swap all traditional streetlights with LEDs, which is expected to cut energy consumption, improve security and save money, reported Kinston.com.
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2016-06-02

UpLamp Turns Smartphone into Ambient Bedside LED Lamp

      UpLamp launched a campaign on Kickstarter to finance its smartphone driven bedside lamp. The team pledges EUR 36,000 for the UpLamp.   Lamps that detect motions and dim correspondingly may not be new, but UpLamp turns it into a smartphone docking station.       The LED lamp uses the smartphone’s flash camera as its light source. With specially designed optic and plastic resin, UPLamp creates soft glow that is ideal for bed time mood....
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2016-06-01

This LED Matrix Hand Bag Gets Your Tweets

At the Bay Area Maker Faire held at San Mateo Event Center from May 20- 22, 2016, Hackday found Debra Ansell, who toured around the faire with a LED embedded Matrix hand bag.
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2016-06-01

BrightYolk to Launch Eco-Friendly LED Module Replacement Bulbs

Taiwanese LED luminaire manufacturer BrightYolk is preparing to introduce a more environmental friendly LED bulb, where consumers can directly replace broken bulb components.
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2016-05-31

Epistar to Raise InGaN LED Prices due to Uptick in Production Costs

Epistar, a leading Taiwanese LED chip maker, is to be the first manufacturer that raise the price of heavily-oversupplied InGaN LEDs. The company plans to raise up to 15% of the price in order to profit.
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2016-05-31

EU Recalls Smart Lighting Product and LED Flood Light Manufactured in China

France and UK recently sent recall notifications to the EU The Rapid Alert System for Non-food Dangerous Products (RAPEX) for LED luminaire products made in China, due to electric shock risks.
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2016-05-31

Samsung Wouldn’t Let You Get Away with Internet, Not Even When You are on a Surfboard

While the term “Internet of Things” and “connected technology” grows increasingly familiar, leading technology giants strive to find out the next “thing” to be connected. Some bet it on the smartwatch while some go for lighting. Samsung locks its eyes on surfboard recently, reported the Verge.
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2016-05-30

Oregan City Installs LEDs at Homes and Saves US $136000 Every Year

The Bend energy Challenge has installed LED light bulbs in Bend, a city in Oregon, U.S., over the past six months. The 18,000 bulbs installed were assisted by two AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team.
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2016-05-27

Hot Picks of the Week May 23-27

Chinese investors Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund (GCI) is proposing to acquire Aixtron for EUR 6 per share, which would bring the acquisition value to about EUR 670 million. The investment will mostly be used for accelerating Axitron’s MOCVD R&D, and receiving the needed capital. Company management, structure, and patent portfolio will remain unchanged after the acquisition.
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2016-05-27

Samsung’s New Bendable OLED Display is Expected to Boost Gadget Demand Once Commercialized

Samsung, the Korean display giant showcased a host of futuristic products, including OLED displays that can be rolled like a parchment, OLED displays for virtual reality gadgets and vehicles as well as hologram technology, reported Yahoo Tech.
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2016-05-27

Samsung To Expand Quantum Dot Technology Applications

Samsung Electronic intends to expand the use of quantum dots (QD) from TV display panels to include memory semiconductors, sensors, and batteries, according to a Business Korea report.
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2016-05-27

Researchers Find Consumers Make Healthier Choices in Brightly Lit Restaurants

Dining in dimly lit restaurants has been linked to eating slowly and ultimately eating less than in brighter restaurants, but does lighting also impact how healthfully we order?
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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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