2016-10-17

Kolkota in India Launches Solar Lighting Project in Slums, Southern Indian City to Roll out Large Street Light Project

The Indian government is launching a large scale lighting project valuing INR 10 billion (US $150 million) subsidies to provide affordable solar lights to families living in poverty in Kolkata, India, reported The Economic Times.
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2016-10-17

Oculus Acquires Micro-LED Company InfiniLED

Oculus, the virtual reality headgear developer owned by Facebook, has newly acquired an Irish micro-LED company InfiniLED, reported Venture Beat.
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2016-10-17

Adam Hall Group Forms OEM Partners with Daslight Interface to Expand Lighting Control Product Applications

Cameo® DVC 4 Powered by Daslight is a new DMX Interface and the first product to come from the recently begun partnership between the Adam Hall Group and renowned software developer, the Nicolaudie Group. The Cameo® Interface offers 512 DMX channels and comes at the attractive price of 279 euros. The accompanying DMX control software Cameo® D4 for putting on impressive light shows is available as a free download.
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2016-10-17

ABB Lighting Renames as Above All Lighting

ABB Lighting, a leading manufacturer of LED fixtures, announced that it has officially changed its name to Above All Lighting. The "Above All" name helps create a more distinct name for the company as it strives to continuously improve and earn a spot among the best in the LED lighting field.        
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2016-10-14

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San’an Opto said that the company has engaged in preliminary discussions with Osram upon a potential acquisition or partnership. However, the two parties only met once to discuss related issues so far.
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2016-10-14

Philips is in Talks to Sell Lumileds to American Private Equity Firm

Royal Philips NV is in discussion to sell its lighting-components division, Lumileds to American private equity firm, Apollo Global Management LLC, reported Bloomberg Technology.
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2016-10-13

German Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Mouser Based on Nichia’s YAG Patent

On September 29, 2016, Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) filed a request for a preliminary injunction in Germany at the Düsseldorf District Court against Mouser Electronics Inc. (“Mouser”), alleging that the white LED product “334-15/X1C5-1QSA” manufactured by Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. (“Everlight”) and distributed by Mouser in Germany infringes Nichia’s YAG patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929).
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2016-10-13

Cree Trims Jobs at Durham Headquarters for its Business Conditions

Cree confirmed that the company has laid off approximately 2.5% of its employees at its Durham headquarters, reported the Journal Times. The company reported that local job cuts and an unspecified number of jobs that were eliminated out of “response to current business conditions.”
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2016-10-11

San’an Opto Refutes Plans of Acquiring Osram

San’an Opto clarified rumors that it was in acquisition talks with Osram on Monday.
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2016-10-11

IEA to Apply India LED Bulb Policies in Indonesia

The International Energy Agency might try replicating India’s LED bulb policy in Indonesia to lower costs of the efficient lighting technology, reported The Hindu.
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2016-10-11

Nichia Settles YAG Patent Lawsuit with UK Retailer B&Q

In June 2016 NICHIA commenced a lawsuit claiming that certain white LED-containing products sold by B&Q plc, the largest DIY company in the UK, and sourced from third-party Asian manufacturers infringed Nichia's European “YAG” patents.
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2016-10-11

Yaming Lighting Appoints New GM for Middle East and North Africa Office

Chinese LED lighting company Yaming Lighting appointed Ayhan Siriner as the new general manager for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region as part of its regional deployment strategy.
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2016-10-11

Cree Names New President of Lighting

Cree appoints Daniel Castillo as President, Lighting, effective Nov. 7, 2016. In this role, Castillo will report to Chuck Swoboda and will lead both the commercial and consumer lighting businesses. Castillo joins Cree from Eaton Corporation, where he was most recently Senior Vice President, Oil, Gas and IEC Assemblies. Prior to his work at Eaton, Castillo held leadership roles in lighting and other electrical product areas at both Cooper Industries and General Electric.
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2016-10-11

Arizona Tunnel Upgrades to LED Lighting System

The Queen Creek Tunnel on US 60 east of Superior now has a LED lighting system, making it Arizona’s first tunnel to have this innovative and energy-saving technology.
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2016-10-07

Osram Finalizes Acquisition of Novità Technologies

Effective Oct. 4, 2016, Osram, a leading global lighting and technology company, has successfully completed the acquisition of Novità Technologies, a U.S. manufacturer of automotive LED modules which are used primarily in tail lights, fog lights and daytime running lights. With this move, Osram will further expand its position in the U.S. automotive LED market. “The successful closing of this transaction is a further step in our strategy to strengthen our leading position in automotive lighting and to expand our LED automotive portfolio for project business,” said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO of the Specialty Lighting business unit. 
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2016-10-07

[Update] Government Policy Undertones in Chinese Investors Interests in Acquiring Osram

Chinese LED chip manufacturer San’an Opto is in talks of acquiring Osram group, German magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported Thursday, without indicating information sources.The acquisition talks are more than just business transacations, but reveal Chinese government's industry policies, analyzed LEDinside.
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2016-10-05

Osram Appoints New Innovation and Research Head

Osram has gained the services of Thorsten Müller as its new Head of Innovation and Research. The 39-year-old is currently the CEO of the Connected Devices and Solutions division at Bosch and will take up his new position as Head of Corporate Innovation at Osram on December 1, 2016. “Thorsten Müller is an acknowledged expert on the Internet of Things”, said Stefan Kampmann, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of OSRAM Licht AG. “He will provide us with valuable impetus for the ongoing digitization and connectivity in the lighting industry and drive forward our transformation into a high-tech company.”
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2016-10-04

CEA LETI Joins Stanford SystemX Alliance

Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, announced today it has joined the Stanford SystemX Alliance, a network of 100 renowned Stanford University professors and 27 world-class companies, joining forces in a pre-competitive environment to define tomorrow’s research strategies. Leti’s participation bridges the gap between two worlds – academia and industry.
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2016-10-04

Nora Lighting and Elemental LED Form Strategic Partnership to Develop LED Drivers and Dimmers

Elemental LED, a leading U.S. based engineering and technology company that manufactures LED lighting solutions, announced today a strategic partnership with Nora Lighting to meet the growing demand for the innovative and award winning SWITCHEX®, the first combination LED driver and LED dimmer switch.  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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2016-10-03

Asian Development Bank Invests US $200M in LED Light Upgrade in India

A new $200 million Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan will finance installation of millions of energy-efficient lights in streets and homes and energy-efficient water pumps in farms across India, leading to energy savings of around 3,800 gigawatt-hours per year, equivalent to the annual output of two 300-megawatt coal-fired power stations. 
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2016-09-29

NEMA Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) Drops below 50 by Uncertain Political and Monetary Outlook

The six month run of NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) scoring 50 or higher has ended with September’s result of 47.1. Dropping below 50 suggests that current conditions are no longer conducive for expansion in the electrical manufacturing sector. Only 24% of respondents reported better conditions in September, versus 33% last month. The share of respondents reporting worse conditions nearly doubled from 17% in August to 29% this month, while the proportion of panel members who noted unchanged conditions showed little movement—47% this time compared to 50% last month.
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2016-09-26

Lianovation Halts Trade on Chinese Bourse

Taiwanese LED company Lianovation announced last Friday it will be halting trade on the Chinese bourse as of Monday this week, due to uncertainties in a recent acquisition caused by changes in the capital market, management environment, and company restructure.
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2016-09-26

Chennai Streets Illuminated with 74,000 LED Lights

A city located in eastern India, Chennai is finanlizing its second phase streetlight extension which will value an estimated INR 1.45 billion (US $200 million) and install 74,000 new LED streetlights in an expanded area.
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2016-09-26

Connecticut Town Installs Wi-Fi Enabled LED Streetlights

Plainville, a town located in Connecticut, U.S. is installing hundreds of LED streetlights with some featuring advanced connectivity technology, reported NBC Universal.
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2016-09-22

Feilo Acoustics Forms New Smart Lighting Joint Venture with Chinese Companies

Feilo Acoustics the lighting arm of INESA announced it will be scaling up investments in smart lighting by forming a joint venture with two other Chinese companies, including a state-owned investment company.
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2016-09-21

Refond Optoelectronics Forms Joint Venture, Terminates Subsidiary

Refond Optoelectronics recently announced its board members approved two proposals including the termination of its subsidiary in Dongyuan city in Guangdong Province, China, and forming a joint venture with foreign investors.
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2016-09-21

Taiwanese Manufacturers Benefit from AlInGaP LED Shortages Caused by VR Applications

Rising VR, security and small pitch LED display demands has led to severe shortage in AlInGaP LEDs, reported Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times.
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2016-09-20

Philips Lighting Forms Smart Lighting Partnership with Huawei

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, and Huawei Technologies have signed a partnership agreement to ensure the seamless interoperability of the Philips Hue connected lighting system for the home with Huawei’s OceanConnect Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Under the agreement, Huawei will become a ‘Friends of Hue’ partner and Philips Lighting an OceanConnect partner, so that customers using Huawei’s IoT platform will be able to offer their end users a certified user experience with full control of Philips Hue lighting.
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2016-09-20

Cree Named Cleveland Browns Official Lighting Partner

Cree has been named the exclusive Official Lighting Partner of the Cleveland Browns. Cree and the Browns have partnered to continue to deliver a better fan experience with recent lighting improvements made to the Cree branded gate at FirstEnergy Stadium. This season, fans will enjoy a better lighting experience with new Cree® LED lighting installed throughout the gate, as well as a new escalator wrap that gives fans bright ideas for saving with LED lighting while having fun on game-day.
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2016-09-20

Eaton and CIMCON to Display Smart City Solutions at the IES Street and Area Lighting Conference

Power management company Eaton announced that it is demonstrating its Streetworks wireless smart city solutions featuring LED outdoor luminaires with CIMCON’s intelligent, wireless controls, sensors and software products at the IES Street and Area Lighting Conference in Hollywood, California, on September 18 to 21 at the Lowes Hotel at booth 40 and 41.
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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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