2017-01-26

NEMA: LED A-Line Shipments Increased in 3Q16

LED A-line lamps continue to grow, accounting for 32.4% of the market in third quarter 2016, and posting a 124.2% increase in shipments compared to 3Q 2015. They posted a 65.1% quarter-over-quarter increase in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the previous quarter. Halogen, Incandescent, and CFLs all posted a quarter-to-quarter decrease, 7.5%, 17.2%, and 12.8% respectively. Incandescent lamp shipments showed a 5.6 % increase in 3Q 2016 compared to 3Q 2015 while halogen and CFLs posted an 11 percent and 53.9% decrease for the same time period.
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2017-01-26

DOE Publishes New CALiPER Report on Troffers

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot Report on LED troffer luminaires. Among the key findings of the Snapshot, which is based on DOE's LED Lighting Facts® database:
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2017-01-26

Tridonic Expands into North America

Tridonic, a leading global provider of smart and efficient lighting solutions, is opening a new office in Highland, New York to serve the North American market with smart solutions also for IoT applications. 
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2017-01-26

Philips Lighting’s 2016 Annual Results Shows Steady Growth in LED Sales

Sales of EUR 7.12 billion (US $7.66 billion), with comparable sales of -2.4% (2015: -3.5%) Continued year-on-year improvement in operational profitability Adjusted EBITA of EUR 645 million (2015: EUR 547 million Adjusted EBITA margin improvement of 180 basis points to 9.1% (2015: 7.3%)  Net income of EUR 185 million (2015: EUR 240 million), including EUR 143 million charges not applicable in 2015 for brand license, separation costs and financial expenses  Free cash flow of EUR 418 million (2015: EUR 632 million) or 5.9% of sales
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2017-01-26

Philips Lighting Proposes Appointment of New Supervisory Board Members

Philips Lighting announced that its Supervisory Board will propose the appointment of two new members, Jill Lee and Gerard van de Aast. 
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2017-01-26

RVLT Completed Nearly US$25 M Worth of Small Business Projects in 2016

Revolution Lighting Technologies, a global provider of advanced LED lighting solutions, today announced that the small business portion of its New England based companies have completed approximately $25 million of business in 2016.  Through its divisions, Revolution Lighting worked closely with its small business customers to provide “turnkey” energy efficiency retrofit solutions, including the installation of LED technologies.
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2017-01-26

Foreverlamp Appoints New President and COO

Foreverlamp, a privately held company founded by Peter Shen, former president of Philips Lighting and Electronics Group, announced a new President and a slate of Executive officers. The changes are designed to allow the company’s leadership team to maximize time and attention to focus on seizing additional new growth opportunities and initiatives for LED lighting.  
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2017-01-26

Smart City Lighting in Wipperfürth

Modern LED City Light pillars equipped with the Street Light Control system and Einstone technology from Osram were installed in a city-wide intelligent network to form the basis for the Wipperfürth Smart City project. Luminaires transmit information via Bluetooth signal that is then recorded and processed by the new WippApp. Smartphone users that have downloaded the app can access a diversity of information such as offers from retailers, information about companies and much more. 
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2017-01-19

Dow Corning Greatly Expands LED Packaging Design Options. With Launch of Three New Highly Reflective Silicone Coatings.

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, significantly expanded the design flexibilities for LED packaging manufacturers today with the addition of three new highly reflective silicone coatings to its fast-growing portfolio of advanced LED solutions. Offering targeted solutions for cutting-edge LED designs – such as chip scale (CSP) and chip on-board (COB) packaging – the three new products also deliver versatile processing options ranging from conventional dispensing to emerging printing methods.
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2017-01-19

Noribachi Will Unveil Its Latest Products And Technologies Abroad The Iconic Battleship USS Iowa

Noribachi, a leading US-based technology company with a focus on digital lighting announced today that on January 26th, the company will unveil its latest products and technologies aboard the iconic battleship USS Iowa in the Port of Los Angeles.
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2017-01-19

Zumtobel Group is lighting partner of the Hahnenkamm Races: Customised lighting solutions for the ski highlight of the winter

For one weekend a year, Kitzbühel becomes the focal point of the winter sports world – the venue for the undisputed highlight of the Alpine World Cup season. Every January thousands of sports fans make their way to probably the most famous ski slope in Austria – the Streif – in the north-east corner of Tyrol. This year’s event takes place from 20th to 22nd January 2017, when visitors can look forward to thrilling races on the Hahnenkamm slopes and hours of entertainment near the finishing line at the KitzRaceClub. The Zumtobel Group is the official lighting partner for the third time in 2017 and has now combined a series of innovative solutions to perfectly showcase the KitzRaceClub.
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2017-01-19

Eaton’s Innovative Solutions Help Noted Actor and Environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. Attain LEED Platinum Certification

Power management company Eaton today announced that the company’s lighting, residential and wiring devices solutions have helped actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. build one of North America’s greenest, most sustainable homes. The home, completed in late 2016, received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. 
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2017-01-18

EVERLIGHT is showcasing Latest Lighting and Automotive LED Products at the 9th Light-Tech Expo in Japan

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, is showcasing the latest ranges of lighting, automotive and infrareds products at the upcoming 9th Light-Tech Expo,including the completely new highly efficient G-5630, a new high efficiency and high CRI G-COB Xuan, automotive ambient lighting sources and infrared transmission/receiving series. Everyone is welcome to visit EVERLIGHT at Hall 3, E24-4.
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2017-01-17

TAIWAN LIGHTING BRIGHTENS THE WORLD

Organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA, the Taiwan International Lighting Show, also known as TILS, will be held from 12th to 15th of April, 2017 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1, in conjunction with LED Taiwan 2017. The 2-in-1 fair, implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) , Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA), and SEMI Taiwan, will showcase the lighting products and services with topics “Smart Lighting“ and “Lighting Design” , to collect together LED lights, smart lighting, medical lights, automotive lighting system, IR lights, lighting for agriculture & aquaculture, High-Brightness LED, Laser, Sapphire, LED components, etc. under one roof.
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2017-01-17

The rise of OLED displays could lead to shatterproof phones

These days, it seems like gadgets are constantly improving, and now the next big development may be organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs. The technology promises to improve your phones' quality, durability and even foldability. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, takes a look at the market for this technology and why it is expected to more than double by 2020.
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2017-01-17

Soraa Brings History To Life At Detroit Institute Of Arts

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN LED technology, announced that its full visible spectrum LED lamps were installed at the Arts of the Ancient Middle East Gallery at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) in Detroit, Michigan. Soraa’s LED lamps now illuminate historic artifacts dated from approximately 3000 BCE and 600 CE that map the rise of writing, trade, religions, cities, and empires in the early civilizations of the Middle East.
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2017-01-17

Elemental LED Announces New Partnership with Leading Sales Agency in Massachusetts

Elemental LED, a leading U.S. based engineering and technology company that manufactures LED lighting solutions announced today a partnership with Boston Light Source that extends its Diode LED product brand into the state of Massachusetts. 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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2017-01-13

Deco Lighting Pursues Innovation with Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer

Smart lighting manufacturer meets smart, collaborative robot to make assembly 1200 percent faster
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2017-01-11

Osram's Sale of Ledvance Anticipated to Receive Green Light from German Government by 2Q17

Osram is close to receiving approval from the German government to go ahead with the sales of its general lighting business LEDVANCE to a Chinese investment consortium headed by IDG Capital Partners (IDG), reported DrivingVisionNews.com.
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2017-01-11

Chinese City's LED Phosphor Export Value Plummets in 2016

Phosphor export values of Changshu, a city located in Jiangsu Province in China, reportedly tumbled 55% Year-on-Year in 2016, based on data compiled by local customs agency, reported Chinese-language media China News Service.
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2017-01-11

Gooee enters South America: 1st Brazilian IoT Lighting partnership with Lumicenter

Smart lighting start-up Gooee, creator of the first ‘full stack’ cloud-based platform that connects lighting manufacturers to the IoT, has extended its international reach to South America by partnering with the Lumicenter Lighting Group, the Brazilian provider of conventional and LED lighting solutions.
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2017-01-11

HC Semitek Resumes Trade

HC Semitek announced recently it sent an application to resume trade on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) in China on Jan. 9, 2017.
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2017-01-11

Singapore Aims to Convert All Roads to Smart LED Streetlighting Systems by 2022

Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA)  announced it will be stepping up efforts to convert all roads in the city-state to more energy efficient lighting and sustainable systems by the year 2022.
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2017-01-11

South Delhi Rolls out World’s Largest LED Streetlight Replacement Project

India’s Power Minister Piyash Goyal announced the country implemented the largest streetlight replacement project in the in capital south Delhi, reported The Economic Times.
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2017-01-11

Osram CFO Quells Chinese Investor Acquisition Rumors

Osram CFO Ingo Bank doused rumors fueled in late 2016 about acquisition talks with Chinese investor Go Scale Capital during an interview with Bloomberg recently.
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2017-01-11

EarthTronics Appoints Lighting Veteran as New Sales Manager

EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact for its customers, announced today the addition of Leroy Herring, Jr., who has extensive business and sales development experience in the lighting industry. Appointed Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Herring has helped large and small corporations navigate through tremendous business growth. As a result, Herring will be responsible for directing commercial sales through manufacturers rep agencies, electrical distribution, lighting showrooms, ESCOs, contractors and national accounts.
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2017-01-10

Goodbye Bitter 2016: Emerging Micro-LED Applications (Part 3)

Micro-LED became a hot keyword in 2016, despite being years away from commercialization. Most in the industry agree this exciting next generation display technology will not be realized for another 3-5 years, HSBC projects the earliest date of commercialization will be around 2019 earliest.
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2017-01-10

Nichia Files Four New Patent Infringement Suits against U.S. TV Makers and LED Distributors

On Dec. 27, 2016, Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") filed four patent infringement lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The defendants in the lawsuits are (1) TTE Technology, a US-based LCD TV distributor, and its parent company, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, a Chinese manufacturer of LCD TVs; (2) VIZIO, a US-based LCD TV maker; (3) Lowe’s Home Center LLC (“Lowe’s”), a US-based retailer of LED lighting and other products, and Lowe’s affiliated U.S. distributor, L G Sourcing, Inc.; and (4) Feit Electric Company, Inc., a US-based LED lighting manufacturer and distributor. In these lawsuits, Nichia asserts that defendants have infringed Nichia’s U.S. Patent No. 9,490,411. Nichia seeks an injunction prohibiting the defendants’ sale and distribution of infringing products. Nichia also seeks damages for defendants’ infringement.
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2017-01-10

Düsseldorf Court Confirms Infringement of Nichia‘s YAG Patent by Everlight

With judgment of Dec. 22, 2016 (docket number I-15 U 31/14), the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany has confirmed the infringement of YAG Patent EP 0 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) of Nichia Corporation (“Nichia“) by Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. and its German subsidiary Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH (both “Everlight“) concerning six accused white LED products.
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2017-01-09

Goa in India Rolls out Large LED Streetlight Replacement Project

Western Indian state Goa has rolled out a large scale streetlight replacement project, and replaced existing compact fluorescent lights (CFL) and high pressure sodium vapor (HPSV) lamps with LED bulbs, reported Times of India.
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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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