2016-09-13

MAC Group Signs Exclusive U.S. Distributor Agreement with Light & Motion

MAC Group is pleased to announce a new U.S. distribution agreement with California-based Light & Motion for their line of Stella Single-Point LED lights and lighting kits.
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2016-09-12

JDI Rumored to be Developing Ultra-thin Bezel LCD for iPhone 8

LCD display manufacturer Japan Display Inc. (JDI) developed an ultra-thin bezel LCD that is merely millimeters thick, which could greatly increase smartphone makers design flexibility, reported Nikkei.
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2016-09-12

Chinese Manufacturers Warned about Infringing U.S. LED T8 Tube Light Patent

A Xiamen-based Chinese technology company (厦门市钛科创科技有限公司) has alerted LED manufacturers of a U.S. LED T8 tube light patent that companies should avoid infringing on in its LED patent thread on social platform WeChat.
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2016-09-12

Seoul Semiconductor Sues Kmart over Patent Infringement

Korean LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor has filed a lawsuit against Kmart, claiming the American retail franchise was selling LED products that violated its patents, reported The Korea Herald.
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2016-09-12

Serenity LED Appoints New CEO

Serenity LED, a leader in the LED lighting industry, has announced that they have hired a new chief executive officer, Anthony Bianco. Bianco, the former president of Supreme Lobster & Seafood, has emerged from retirement to take over business development and day-to-day management of Serenity LED.
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2016-09-09

Nambia to Install 1M LED Bulbs in Homes

A state backed power company NamPower rolled out a city wide project covering the replacement of 1 million incandescent bulbs with LEDs, and to reduce household power consumption in Nambia capital Windhoek, according to a report from Creamer Media’s Engineering News.
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2016-09-09

Merck Establishes OLED Materials Plant in Germany

Material manufacturer Merck announced it has invested EUR 30 million (US $33.84 million) in an OLED materials plant in Darmstadt, Germany recently to manufacture future displays and lighting.
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2016-09-09

DOE Forecasts LED Lights Energy Saved Will Equal 45M Households Consumption by 2035

The U.S. Department of Energy has just published the latest edition of its biannual report,Energy Savings Forecast of Solid-State Lighting in General Illumination Applications, which models the adoption of LEDs in the U.S. general-lighting market, along with associated energy savings, based on the full potential DOE has determined to be technically feasible over time. The new report uses an updated 2016 U.S. lighting-market model and extends the forecast period to 2035 from the 2030 limit that was used in previous editions.
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2016-09-09

Qualcomm Partners with Current, Powered by GE on Lighting Infrastructure at its San Diego Smart Campus

The Qualcomm Smart Campus in San Diego is upping its IQ with the addition of smart, digital sensing technology from Current, powered by GE. GE and Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, today announced that Current’s sensors, microservices and intelligent LED infrastructure will help drive more energy efficiency, operational savings for Qualcomm’s award-winning Smart Campus, all while extending the company’s existing intelligent environments showcase for visiting customers.
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2016-09-09

HAUS Mosquito Zapper LED Bulbs Recalled by Creative Sourcing

Name of Product: ZapBulb mosquito zapper LED light bulbs Hazard: The light bulb's base can separate from the connector, posing an electrical shock hazard. Remedy: Replace
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2016-09-09

BIOS Lighting Forms Partnership with Utah State University

BIOS (Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems) has entered into an academic partnership with Bruce Bugbee, PhD, Professor in the Plants, Soils and Climate Department and Director of the Crop Physiology Laboratory at Utah State University (USU). The partnership will combine Dr.Bugbee’s world-renowned expertise and research in plant physiology and photobiology with the industry-leading LED grow lighting technology development by BIOS.
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2016-09-08

Eaton and CIMCON Lighting Collaborate to Bring Smart Lighting for Cities to Market

Power management company Eaton today announced a collaboration with CIMCON Lighting, Inc., a company specializing in intelligent, web-based wireless outdoor lighting management systems. The collaboration combines Eaton’s broad range of outdoor light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires with CIMCON’s intelligent, wireless controls, sensors and software to bring powerful connected lighting solutions for smart cities.
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2016-09-08

RVLT Secures New Agreement for Connecticut's Small Business Energy Advantage Program

Revolution Lighting Technologies, a leader in advanced LED lighting technology solutions, announced that its divisions, TNT Energy and Tri-State LED, have been named as program contractors within Eversource's Small Business Energy Advantage Program (SBEA). As part of the Energize Connecticut initiative, the program is designed to help small businesses with a peak energy demand of less than 200kW per month save money, identifying and offering cost-effective energy efficiency turnkey solutions.
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2016-09-07

Leyard, Kingsun Opto and Cnlight Latest Developments

Chinese companies Leyard, Kingsun Opto and Cnlight announce their latest developments.
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2016-09-07

Osram Strengthens Flexibility with New Smart Lighting Business Fluxunit

To encourage innovative internal and external ideas, Osram has created a captive business accelerator called Fluxunit. In taking this step, Osram has set up a flexible company unit outside its established structures that will promote new and disruptive business ideas. At the same time, Fluxunit will serve as the central point of contact for external and internal start-ups. 
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2016-09-07

Osram to Shift Some Investments to IR LEDs for Iris-Scanning

Osram intends to transfer some of the funds it earmarked for a LED chip fab to making IR LEDs for iris-scanning applications as demands from bankers, smartphone makers and VR systems rise, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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2016-09-07

Xcel Energy Initiates LED Upgrade in Minnesota

Xcel Energy has started to roll out a large scale LED streetlight upgrade in Minnesota to cut back energy consumption, reported Startribune.
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2016-09-07

Nan Ya Photonics Aims to Innovate in High-Value Health and Hazardous LED Lighting Applications

These days, LEDs are increasingly being used as replacements for traditional lamps and other electronic appliances. This makes sense, since lighting in general is responsible for up to 20% of the world's electricity consumption. As a result, it has become even more crucial to develop advanced LED materials and technology that produce more light while maintaining efficiency and reliability. In many ways, Taiwan is a leader in the LED industry, since it consistently places at the top of global rankings for LED component output value, while continuing to introduce leading-edge technological advancements.
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2016-09-06

Goldman Sachs Lists LED Technology as Top Market Disruptor in Green Energy Sector

In the green energy sector, solar, wind, and lithium batteries prices all plummeted, which has disrupted markets and transformed existing market orders, leading to new developments.
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2016-09-06

LED Replacements to Peak as China Incandescent Bulb Ban Enters Last Phase

The last phase of China’s incandescent bulb ban will be effective as of Sept. 30, 2016. China will ban the imports and sales of 15W and above general incandescent bulbs Starting from Oct. 1, 2016, and will make adjustments based on interim evaluation results, reported Yicai Global.
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2016-09-06

SUSS MicroTec Supervisory Board Appoints New CEO

The Supervisory Board of SUSS MicroTec AG has appointed Dr. Franz Richter (61) as a new member of the management board of SUSS MicroTec AG. His contract will run for a period of three years. Richter accepted the appointment to the management board as of today and he will assume his position as new CEO on September 7, 2016. Richter on the one hand stands for continuity in the strategic orientation of the SUSS MicroTec Group and on the other hand for innovation and technological leadership.
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2016-09-05

Peak Season Drives up Lextar Backlight and Lighting Revenue

Lextar’s revenue in August 2016 rose 13.1% monthly to NT $1.18 billion (US $37.63 million), reported UDN.com.
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2016-09-05

Opple and Huawei Team up to Develop Smart Lighting Market Strategies

Opple Lighting and Huawei signed a HiLink Protocol Smart Home Partnership Agreement at the Shanghai Expo Center on Aug. 31, 2016.
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2016-09-05

Samsung and LG Scale up QLED Display Research

Korean manufacturers Samsung and LG are raising R&D investments in developing QLED displays, reported The Korea Times.
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2016-09-05

Survey: Majority of Indians Kept in the Dark over LED Bulb Scheme

About 64% of Indian consumers do not know how to get their hands on government subsidized LED bulbs, a survey by citizen engagement platform LocalCircles revealed.
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2016-09-05

Philips Reveals First 4K OLED TV

Philips has unveiled a 55-inch 4K OLED TV at IFA 2016 that it has coined 901F TV, reported the Verge.
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2016-09-05

Philips Appoints New Chief of Operations

Royal Philips announced the appointment of Sophie Bechu as Chief of Operations and Executive Vice President. Sophie Bechu, who joins Philips as of September 1, 2016 from International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), becomes a member of Philips’ Executive Committee and reports directly to Philips CEO Frans van Houten. Sophie Bechu succeeds Pasquale Abruzzese, who left Philips in May of this year for personal reasons.
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2016-09-02

Veeco Receives Order for its Industry Leading MBE R&D System

Veeco announced that it has received an order to deliver the 25th GENxplor™ R&D Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) System to Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology based in Haifa, Israel. Introduced in August 2013, the GENxplor system is the number one selling R&D MBE system to universities and research institutions.
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2016-09-01

Leedarson and Huawei Sign New Strategic Partnership Agreement

Huawei and Leedarson signed a strategic cooperation agreement on its largest annual conference in Shanghai expo center. They will work together to create a more market competitive ecosystem based on the principle of “equality and mutual benefit, Win-Win together”.
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2016-09-01

[Breaking News] GE Lighting to Withdraw from Asia and Latin America Markets

GE Lighting CEO Bill Lacey announced in an internal memo to employees that it will be withdrawing from Asia and Latin America Markets as of Nov. 30, 2016, reported China Association of Lighting Industry (CALI).
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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

Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its existing portfolio for flash applications with a product featuring a specially developed chip sized package (CSP). With Ceramos C, Osram is following the trend for miniaturization as the new... READ MORE