2017-04-11

These Are the Top 10 LED Cities in the U.S.

Cities like Seattle, Minneapolis and Oklahoma City are leading the charge and reaping the benefits when it comes to LED adoption, but there is still a long runway. Less than 20 percent of U.S. residential light sockets contain an LED bulb, which means millions are missing out on this high-quality, energy-saving light source.
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2017-04-10

HKTDC Spring Lighting Fair Welcomed About 21,000 Buyers

The ninth Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), closed yesterday. The four-day fair (6-9 April) welcomed a record of 1,340 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions, welcoming close to 21,000 buyers from 115 countries and regions, a 5.8 per cent increase over the previous year.
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2017-04-07

9th Spring Lighting Fair Opens in Hong Kong: New Zone Showcasing Smart Lighting & Solutions

The ninth Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) opened today and continues through 9 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) featuring more than 1,300 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions.
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2017-04-07

IKEA Canada Launches An App That Allows Customers to Personalize Lighting

On April 1st, IKEA takes the next step in the smart home journey by releasing its first completely digital home furnishing product. The TRÅDFRI app allows people to design their lighting the way they want through their phone or tablet. The app is part of the new Smart Lighting collection which includes solutions for dimming lighting, switching from warm to cold light, remote steering and personalization of lighting.
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2017-04-06

New Research Reveals Outdoor Lighting Makes Homes More Attractive to Buyers

Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, has today released findings that reveal the impact outdoor lighting has on 'curb-appeal' or the desirability of a home. Outdoor lighting is a key consideration when buying a home for nearly half of Europeans (45%) - beating the type of windows, roof or paintwork of a house, as a consideration. While one third of all Europeans agree that outdoor lighting has a significant impact on the appeal of a home.
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2017-04-06

Philips Lighting First Lighting Company to “Elluminate” the Way Forward for Omni-Channel Retail

Philips Lighting has become the first lighting solutions provider to announce the launch of a ‘chatbot’ on their local Facebook page, allowing users to purchase Philips Lighting’s suite of consumer products conversationally through Facebook’s messenger platform.
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2017-04-05

WELLMAX Sets Sail for 2017 Canton Fair With New Astonishing LED Product

On April 15th, the 2017 Canton Fair is scheduled to open its 121st session at China Import and Export Fair Complex. Gathering top names and professionals of the international trade industry, the biannual Canton Fair is expecting great influxes of buyers and experts from over 200 countries and regions. This is the largest international trade show in China that one cannot miss.
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2017-04-05

Osram Reveals the Future of Entertainment Lighting at Prolight + Sound 2017 in Frankfurt

It would be difficult to imagine the entertainment sector without fascinating lighting effects and precision lighting from Osram. For years the company has been setting new standards in the entertainment sector. Together with its renowned brands – Claypaky and ADB – Osram offers lighting solutions to cover all requirements and is presenting the latest generation of entertainment lighting: at Prolight + Sound 2017. 
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2017-03-31

10 Luxury Lighting Brands Which Will Be Attending Salone Del Mobile

This year, Salone del Mobile and Euroluce will take place from April 4th to the 9th. Contemporary Lighting has shared with readers 10 luxury lighting brands which will be showcasing their designs at the exhibition.
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2017-03-31

Zambia to Make Complete Switch Over to LED Lighting

Struggling with power shortages, Zambia is planning to convert the nation to 100% energy-efficient LED bulbs. As Thomson Reuters Foundation reports, power outages have hurt pillar industries such as mining and agriculture and the country has been forced to impose rationing on a daily basis.
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2017-03-30

Strong Demand for Larger Sizes Will Expand This Year’s TV Panel Shipment Area by 7.3%, Says TrendForce

WitsView, a division of the market intelligence firm TrendForce, estimates that worldwide shipments of LCD TV panels for 2017 will total 255.6 million units, down 1.8% in unit volume from 2016. This year’s increase in the average size of TV panels, however, will lead to an annual growth of 7.3% in total shipment area.
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2017-03-30

LED Street Lights Ignite Anger in Rome

Rome, with its ancient architecture and timeless beauty, is especially magnificent at night when the city is bathed in a golden halo thanks to the yellow sodium street lights. However, this may soon be a thing of the past as LED street lights gradually take over. The new lights have angered local residents, as The New York Times reports.
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2017-03-30

Samsung Launches Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

Finally, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are here. After countless rumors and speculations, Samsung on Wednesday officially unveiled its next-generation Galaxy S flagship models. Although most of the specs have been leaked, the launch of the S8 series was still highly anticipated as it is Samsung’s first major event since the withdrawal of Note 7s.
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2017-03-30

Commercialization of Micro LEDs Expected to Occur in 2017-2018

Micro LED, a strong contender to mainstream LCD and OLED display technologies, is regarded as the next generation of display technology and has gained worldwide attention. As manufacturers continue to pour resources into developing related technologies, Wu Jin-rong, General Manager of Taiwan-based IC manufacturer Explore Microelectronics, estimated that commercial applications of Micro LED will appear in 2018. The first major move will be Apple switching to Micro LED display for its next Apple Watch model.
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2017-03-30

LG Unveils OLED 'Wallpaper' Commercial Display and Flexible LG OLED Digital Signage Displays

LG Electronics USA Business Solutions unveiled the new razor-thin, lightweight LG OLED "Wallpaper" commercial display and new flexible, customizable open-frame LG OLED displays at the 2017 Digital Signage Expo (DSE).
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2017-03-29

Why LED Is Lighting the Way for the IoT Revolution

Even just a few short years ago, LED lighting was largely viewed as something that would be nice to have, but wasn’t exactly practical for widespread use, due in large part to the cost. Well, the so-called “LED revolution” is over, and light emitting diode lighting is the clear winner. From industrial plants and city sidewalks to home appliances and holiday decorating, LED lighting is now more common than the incandescent and fluorescent lights we all knew in the past.
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2017-03-29

Samsung Electronics Premieres the Theater of the Future with New Cinema Screen Technology

Samsung Electronics will unveil its latest visual display blockbuster, the new Samsung Cinema Screen. As the world’s first High Dynamic Range LED theater display, the cinema screen delivers unprecedented picture quality and brings movies and other on-screen contents to life with higher vibrancy and accuracy.
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2017-03-28

Indian LED TV Market Heads for a Price War

Indian LED TV (LED backlight LCD TV) market is now bracing for a price war as global players and domestic makers have launched less pricier TV sets to secure market share in the Rs 22,000 crore (around US$ 3.4 billion) sector.
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2017-03-27

EVERLIGHT Opens Automotive Factory in Taiwan

EVERLIGHT Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, is dedicated to R&D of automotive LED products and providing a comprehensive portfolio of automotive products for its either interior or exterior applications. 
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2017-03-27

Record Number of Countries and Territories Join Earth Hour’s Tenth Anniversary

An unprecedented 187 countries and territories came together for WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday 25 March to take a stand for climate action. More than 3,000 landmarks switched off their lights and millions of individuals, businesses and organizations across seven continents stepped forward to change climate change. Online, #EarthHour and related terms generated over 1.1 billion impressions in 24 hours, trending in at least 30 countries worldwide.
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2017-03-27

ChipMOS Shanghai Equity Interest Transfer Completed to Tsinghua Unigroup LED Strategic Investors

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. ("ChipMOS" or the "Company") (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 8150 and NASDAQ: IMOS) announced the completion of its previously disclosed equity interest transfer to a group of investors led by Tsinghua Unigroup ("Strategic Investors").
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2017-03-27

Nobel Winner Shuji Nakamura Offers Advice on How Taiwanese LED Makers Can Stay Ahead of Competition

The range of LED products continues to expand, which opens up a great deal of business opportunities especially in the solid-state lighting sector. Struggling for market share, major Chinese LED manufacturers have been cutting down prices of their goods, making it even more difficult for Taiwanese makers to compete.
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2017-03-24

City in Kansas to Convert All Street Lights to LED Models

The future of Prairie Village, a city in Johnson County, Kansas, may look even brighter later this year. The Prairie Village City Council recently approved the plan to purchase 1,736 new LED street lights from Philips Lighting that will be installed citywide.
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2017-03-24

HK Spring Lighting Fair to Showcase Innovative and Smart Lighting Products

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition), Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the International ICT Expo, will kick off at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in April.
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2017-03-23

Cree Announces Patent License Agreement with Ledvance

Cree, Inc. today announced that it signed a cross license agreement with Ledvance, Inc. under which Cree will receive ongoing royalty payments and a royalty-free license to Ledvance’s patent portfolio. In exchange, Ledvance will receive a license to Cree’s extensive portfolio of patents related to LED light bulbs and LED luminaires.
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2017-03-22

Self-Emitting Quantum Dot TVs Will Appear on Market After 2020 When Major Technology Issues Are Expected to Have Been Addressed, Says TrendForce

Samsung at this year’s CES officially changed the name of its high-end TV lineup from “SUHD” to “QLED,” thus creating market interest on the development of the Quantum Dot (QD) display. WitsView, a division of market intelligence firm TrendForce, expects TV sets with self-emitting QD displays will arrive on the market after 2020 because of technological hurdles and environmental problems related to the recycling of the QD material. WitsView further points out that Samsung’s current QLED TVs represents just the beginning in the development of QD displays.
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2017-03-22

Outbound Chinese M&A Deals worth $75bn Cancelled in 2016

Chinese M&A boom has faced regulatory hurdles and crackdown at home and abroad. According to the latest report by global law firm Linklaters, as many as one third of Chinese overseas M&A deals by value were cancelled in 2016.
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2017-03-22

Epistar Reported Record-High Operating Margin

Taiwanese LED chip maker Epistar Tuesday reported financial results for both the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2016. Although net loss for the year widened, operating profit margin for the last quarter jump to 6.7%, the highest in nine quarters. The gain is significant considering the number was -33.14% in 4Q15.
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2017-03-22

VTRON Brings to Light VLED-II Video Wall

VTRON, a chinese LED video display manufacturer under the Wei Chong Group, recently launched the VLED-II video wall, in which VTRON adopted COB (chip-on-board) technology encapsulating LEDs right onto the PCB to result in a smooth surface.
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2017-03-22

Apple Touch Panel Supplier TPK Announces Joint Venture with Rival O-film

Taiwanese touch panel maker TPK Holding Co, a key supplier for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, announced Tuesday its decision to form a strategic alliance with longtime Chinese rival Shenzhen O-film Tech. The two companies will own shares of each other and provide integrated services as competitions in this sector intensify.
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The wait is over. The highly anticipated HomeKit™-enabled SYLVANIA SMART+™ A19 Full Color Light Bulb is now available for pre-order (MSRP $44.99) with delivery expected in September and additional products coming out soon after.READ MORE

Shenzhen Bentuo Electronic Technology Co., Ltd (BT-lux), a professional vendor of high-end panel lights in Shenzhen, recently released a "Quadruple-proof" panel light, S16-H series. Here Quadruple-proof means waterproof, dust-proof, ... READ MORE