2017-05-25

OLED CHINA and DIGITAL SIGNAGE 2017 to be Held in Shanghai concurrently with SIGN & LED CHINA 2017 in September

Organised by UBM Trust, OLED CHINA 2017 and DIGITAL SIGNAGE 2017 will be held from September 20-22 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), along with two other UBM Trust flagship events SIGN CHINA 2017 & LED CHINA 2017. The four concurrent events will bring together 1,300 exhibitors covering 100,000 sqm exhibition space. Each event will share their own resources to complement their industrial advantages, which will further extend the industry chain.
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2017-05-25

Seoul Semiconductor Continuously Pursues Patent Infringement Actions against Everlight Products

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890) — On April 28, 2017, Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH (“Seoul”) filed a patent infringement claim in Germany at the District Court of Düsseldorf against Mouser Electronic Inc. (“Mouser), a global electronic components distributor, which it accused of selling Everlight LED products.
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2017-05-24

Energy-Efficient Products Program Available to Residential Customers of FirstEnergy's Ohio Utilities

Residential customers of FirstEnergy Corp.'s Ohio utilities (Ohio Edison, Toledo Edison and The Illuminating Company) can receive incentives, including cash rebates and instant discounts, on the purchase of qualified energy-efficient equipment.
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2017-05-24

Dialight Becomes First Industrial LED Lighting Supplier to Reach 1 Million Installed Fixtures Milestone

Dialight plc ("Dialight" or the "Company"), a major supplier of industrial LED lighting technology, announced that over 1 million of its class-leading industrial LED lighting products have been installed worldwide as of December 2016, making it the first manufacturer in the industry to achieve this major milestone.
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2017-05-24

Steve Barlow Joins Lumileds as SVP of Illumination

Lumileds announced the appointment of Steve Barlow as Senior Vice President (SVP) of its Illumination Business, effective May 22. Barlow rejoins Lumileds from Cree, Inc., where he served as SVP of sales and business development, responsible for the lighting division products, channels and revenue growth. 
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2017-05-24

Elemental LED Expands Workforce to Over 100 Employees in Nevada

Elemental LED, an engineering and technology-based manufacturer of LED lighting solutions, and The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced the relocation of Elemental LED’s U.S. manufacturing and R&D operations to Reno, Nevada. The company is moving its corporate headquarters into an adjacent property located in the South Meadows area of Reno and expects to be operational by end of the third quarter of this year. Elemental LED plans to hire up to 100 employees over the next two years.
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2017-05-22

ON Semiconductor Names Digi-Key 2016 Global High Service Distributor

Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, was awarded ON Semiconductor's "2016 Distributor of the Year, Global High Service Distributor" Award at the 2017 EDS Banquet in Las Vegas, NV. The award was presented by Jeff Thomson, VP Global Channel Sales at ON Semi and given to David Stein, VP, Global Semiconductor of Digi-Key.
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2017-05-19

Ultratech Receives Multiple Laser System Order To Ramp Advanced FinFET Production From Major Customer In Asia

Ultratech, Inc., a major supplier of lithography, laser­ processing and inspection systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high-brightness LEDs (HBLEDs), as well as atomic layer deposition (ALD) systems, announced that it has received a multiple system follow-on order for its LSA101 dual-beam laser spike anneal (LSA) systems. 
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2017-05-18

Xcel Energy Awards the 2016 Data Center Efficiency Award to H5 Data Centers

H5 Data Centers, a national colocation and wholesale data center provider, announced the receipt of Xcel Energy’s 2016 Data Center Efficiency Award. Xcel Energy recognized H5’s sustainability leadership through its $15 million energy efficiency and infrastructure improvement upgrades at its Denver data center campus. The energy-efficient investments resulted in the annual reduction of 3.2 million kwh – the equivalent reduction of over 1,850 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year.
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2017-05-17

Chroma Receives the Highest Industrial Innovation Award in Taiwan

Chroma ATE Inc. CEO Leo Huang received the Distinguished Enterprise Innovation Award, the highest honor available from the 5th Industrial Innovation Award during the awards ceremony held on April 21. Leo Huang expresses his gratitude towards the Evaluation Committee from the 5th Industrial Innovation Award for awarding Chroma this honor, "This award also belongs to all members of Chroma who have devoted their long effort in developing innovative testing solutions."
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2017-05-16

Eaton Announces Winners of the 40th Annual SOURCE Awards Lighting Design Competition

Power management company Eaton announced the winners of the 40th Annual SOURCE Awards lighting design competition, part of the company’s commitment to celebrating current and future lighting designers and specifiers. The winners were recognized on Monday, May 8 at LIGHTFAIR® International 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Six professional awards and seven student awards were presented.
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2017-05-15

From Payment to Ticketing: Contactless Technologies Are On the Rise in Smart Cities

Contactless card and touch-and-go mobile technology payments are on the rise: especially consumers and commuters in highly populated urban areas require higher transaction speeds and more convenience. Infineon Technologies AG, a major provider of chip-based payment products, helps card and device manufacturers and transport operators to cope with the security and performance challenges of this trend.
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2017-05-12

Osram Acquires Stake in plantCube Developer Agrilution

Osram has acquired a stake in Munich-based start-up Agrilution. The lighting group holds a strategic minority interest in the company via its venture capital arm Fluxunit. The start-up has developed a smart indoor growing box, the plantCube, that serves as a salad, vegetable and herb garden for the home.
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2017-05-12

Dayton Power and Light Partners with The Foodbank for Energy Savings

The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), is partnering with The Foodbank and other area food pantries to distribute 160,000 energy efficient light bulbs to help families reduce their energy costs.
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2017-05-12

Smart Cities Lighting for a Brighter Future: Tarsier Introduces New Smart LED Solutions

Legacy high-pressure sodium street lights and the equally outdated street poles that house them are among the most expensive—and often the most expensive—line item on a city’s electricity bill. New, Smart LED Solutions from Tarsier Ltd. can reduce energy costs by 63%, increase street brightness, and, most importantly, provide intelligent nodes to create a network of smart city applications.
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2017-05-12

New IoT-Ready Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures

Industry-leading organizations like Enlighted, Tridonic and DesignLights Consortium are working to establish a standard for “IoT-Ready™” light fixtures that can easily be upgraded with sensors and connectivity modules after installation.
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2017-05-11

UNIQUE Project for Developing Mass Market UV LEDs for Disinfection

Eco-friendly purification of water – UV light is already being used to kill water-borne germs but the light sources used for this purpose are still predominantly mercury vapor lamps. UV LEDs have so far proved unattractive for reasons of cost. The aim of the UNIQUE project funded by the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology is therefore to develop high-power UV LEDs for industrial use. The project, which is being coordinated by Osram Opto Semiconductors, involves five Bavarian companies and research institutions. 
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2017-05-11

LIGHTFAIR International 2017 Celebrates All That’s New and Next in Lighting, Design and Technology

LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) opened at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia May 7 with the 28th edition of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.  Thousands of attendees from around the world streamed into the LFI exhibit halls to experience the products and knowledge transforming the future of light and technology.
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2017-05-11

SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology and illuminator of the world’s most renowned historical buildings, museums, hotels, and luxury shops, today announces the company’s consumer-focused SORAA Sky bulb has won a LIGHTFAIR International 2017’s Innovation Award.
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2017-05-11

GlacialTech Announces New Igloo FR210 Series Cold Forging Heatsinks

GlacialTech, the diversified lighting and thermal solution provider, announces a new series heatsinks using cold forging technology are ideal for lighting application from 100W to 200W. The Igloo FR210 series heatsink expands three models of 21cm diameter with different heights: Igloo FR210B (100W), Igloo FR210C (150W) and Igloo FR210D (200W).
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2017-05-11

New Gotham MYO Luminaires from Acuity Brands Merge Multiple Lighting Layers into One, Minimalistic Form Factor

Today, Acuity Brands, Inc. announced today the availability of the Gotham® MYO Series, a multifunctional luminaire system that delivers up to three layers of light – ambient, task and accent -- from a single, minimalistic form factor, and without compromise to lighting performance and configurability.
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2017-05-11

Acuity Brands Introduces Industry’s First Integrated Tunable-White LED Daylighting System for Commercial Environments

Acuity Brands, Inc.today introduced LightFlex LED from Sunoptics, the industry’s first integrated, tunable-white LED tubular daylighting system for commercial environments. The LightFlex LED system provides natural light, electric light or a combination of both, to optimize energy savings and daylight harvesting without sacrificing color uniformity. 
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2017-05-11

Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer Qualifies AIXTRON System for High Performance GaN LED Production

AIXTRON SE, a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, announced today that OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has qualified the first of multiple AIX G5 C planetary systems for the manufacturing of GaN (gallium nitride) LEDs.
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2017-05-11

Phoseon Technology Exhibits LED Curing Solutions at ProPak Asia 2017

Phoseon will showcase the latest UV LED curing solutions for printing applications at the upcoming ProPak Asia 2017 event in Bangkok, Thailand. Visit the Phoseon booth at AJ44, Hall 98 to learn how Phoseon LED technology is a perfect fit for printing applications due to the compact size, ease of integration, and high intensity output achieved through optimized LED thermal management. Users of Phoseon LED curing systems can process a variety of materials, including thin and heat-sensitive substrates, at maximum production speeds with low-input power.
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2017-05-11

Acuity Brands Introduces Atrius Brand for Its IoT Business Solutions

Acuity Brands, Inc. today unveiled its new Atrius brand, encompassing the company’s portfolio of Internet of Things (IoT) business solutions and Atrius software platform. Through Atrius, Acuity Brands will continue to provide and expand its comprehensive set of IoT business solutions, leveraging intelligent luminaires, lighting and building management controls, software platform services and solution development tools. 
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2017-05-10

Global Value Lighting Best-in-Class Private-Label Lighting Business Launches at LIGHTFAIR

Global Value Lighting, the premier private-label LED lighting solutions provider with a comprehensive portfolio of over 200 products, is making its debut at LIGHTFAIR 2017. GVL is supported by their partner Lighting Science’s intellectual property portfolio including 400+ patents, and have the most competitive factory-direct pricing thanks to their recent joint venture with Chinese manufacturer MLS, one of the largest global LED manufacturers.
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2017-05-10

New IoT-Ready Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures

Leading lighting and LED driver manufacturers, Internet of Things (IoT) technology companies, and industry groups have established the IoT-Ready Alliance, dedicated to making installation of IoT technology in luminaires easy now and in the future. The Alliance is setting industry standards that will enable LED light fixtures to be “IoT-Ready,” facilitating a quick and easy installation of advanced IoT sensors - as simple as changing a light bulb. This will also enable building operators to easily upgrade the sensors, ultimately future-proofing their buildings as IoT technology continues to advance at a much more rapid pace than that of LED fixtures.
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2017-05-10

Dow Corning Further Challenges the Boundaries of LED Design with Launch of Three Advanced New Moldable Silicone Products

Dow Corning, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, unveiled at LIGHTFAIR International 2017 (Booth #2557) a significant expansion to its industry-leading portfolio of LED solutions with the launch of three new high-performance products under the Dow Corning® label: MS-4002, MS-4022 and MS-4007 Moldable Optical Silicones. Offering enhanced optical, mechanical and processing properties, these three new products further broaden design freedoms for secondary lenses and optical elements used in high-brightness LED lamps and luminaires.
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2017-05-10

Seoul Semiconductor Introduces World’s Smallest 24W DC LED Drivers at LIGHTFAIR International 2017

Seoul Semiconductor, a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, has developed the industry’s smallest phase-cut DC LED driver series, with a power density 10X higher than conventional LED drivers. The NanoDriver Series is the world’s smallest miniature converter at just 13.5mm wide, and is available in four versions rated for 16W and 24W output power for operating LED lighting with input power of 120V or 230V (50 – 60Hz), and can be driven by AC or DC power supplies. Manufactured with Seoul Semiconductor’s original Acrich technology, the NanoDriver Series features an IC directly attached to the substrate, dramatically reducing the size of the converter.
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2017-05-10

Current Reaches Digital Lighting Milestones with 200 Million Square Feet of Wireless Controls & 100 New Development Partners Joining its Intelligent Environments Portfolio

Current, powered by GE, today announced it has reached two significant milestones as it aims to lead the lighting industry’s transformation toward the digital age. Over the past year, the company has expanded its development partner ecosystem to more than 100 companies, and its Daintree wireless control networks are now installed across locations spanning 200 million square feet of space in commercial buildings, retail stores and industrial facilities. The installations are saving Current’s customers an estimated 240 million kilowatt hours (kWh) annually, or enough equivalent energy to power approximately 22,000 U.S. homes for a year. The digital networks also provide a gateway to future operational productivity benefits through the power of the Industrial Internet.
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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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