2017-03-21

GaN Eliminates Fans and Heat Sinks in Power Electronics

The demand for more power in electronics continues to increase, while the space allowable for power continues to decrease. Power densities are increasing 3X or more in many applications. This increase in power has the collateral effect of producing more heat. More heat traditionally results in the use of higher capacity fans and bigger heat sinks to prevent overheating of the electronic components and system failure. By replacing legacy power management circuits based on silicon MOSFETs and IGBTs with gallium nitride (GaN) transistor-based circuits, customers have designed power electronic systems that deliver 3X the power in the same size, or the same power in 1/3rd the size while miniturizing or completely eliminating the requirement for fans and heat sinks.
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2017-03-21

The Climate Group Highlights the Urgency of Adopting LED Lighting

The Climate Group launched the 2017 edition of the Global LED Consultation update today to assist key stakeholders in assessing the significant energy saving potential of light emitting diode (LED) public lighting systems. 
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2017-03-20

Crystal IS Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation

Crystal IS, a leading developer of high performing UVC LEDs, recently celebrated the company's 20th anniversary. The occasion commemorates Crystal IS's history of innovation, from R&D to full commercial production of deep UV LEDs.
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2017-03-20

California's Title 24 JA8: Soraa Has Your Back

Since January of this year, there has been a certain amount of confusion (not to say consternation!) among end-users of lighting products in California, as the new JA8 lighting standards have come into effect. For the first time, the California Energy Commission has adopted a requirement that all light sources in new home construction must be certified as high efficacy.
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2017-03-17

Florida LED Manufacturer Expands Into Nationwide Audio-Visual Market with Low-Voltage Lighting

Florida-based LED lighting company LumaStream, Inc. announced today a strategic partnership with Vision2Marketing (V2). This relationship marks the second partnership announced by LumaStream since the decision in 2015 to partner with audio/visual representative firms.   V2 is already beginning the expansion of LumaStream's dealer network throughout their southeastern US territory, adding an additional 500 potential dealers to LumaStream's dealer base.
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2017-03-16

GaN Customer Solutions to Take Center Stage at APEC 2017

At the upcoming 2017 Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2017), in Tampa, Florida, visitors will see state-of-the-art gallium nitride (GaN) transistors in action. From March 27-29, in Booth #1501, GaN Systems will conduct live demonstrations of commercial systems that use GaN transistors in wireless power transfer and power module applications. This must-see event will also showcase customer-built, commercial systems that use GaN transistors to power a diverse range of applications, including DC/DC converters, energy storage systems, EV traction inverters, and more.
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2017-03-16

Eurotek Signs Up for Blacktrax

Coinciding with the company’s 50th anniversary, Irish broadcast, AV and video conferencing experts, Eurotek have taken delivery of BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system. The purchase meets the exponential requirement for clients within the Broadcast technology, Audio Visual, VFX and communications industry requiring real-time motion tracking throughout Ireland.
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2017-03-15

Energy and Manufacturing Coalition: America Can Do Better with Its Essential Transmission Infrastructure

A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers are calling for Congress to include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation and streamline expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure.
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2017-03-15

ProPhotonix Reports Strong 2016 Results

ProPhotonix Limited, a high technology designer and manufacturer of LED illumination systems and laser diode modules, with operations in Ireland and the United Kingdom, announced its unaudited preliminary results for the year ended December 31, 2016. The company intends to publish the audited accounts for 2016 and post them to its website on or about April 6, 2017.
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2017-03-15

NPW Delivers High Quality and Versatility with EFI LED Printer

Veteran print and marketing specialists David Peet and Trinh Tran launched National Print Wholesale (NPW), an Atlanta-based trade printing business for high-quality, superwide-format graphics production, with the purchase of an EFI™ VUTEk® GS3250LX Pro hybrid roll/flatbed LED inkjet printer and EFI Fiery® proServer digital front end (DFE) from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. 
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2017-03-14

Beneq Introduces New Lumineq Displays for Extreme Conditions

Lumineq displays are known for their excellent readability, long product life and long-term availability for a wide range of demanding applications – on land, at sea and in the air. In Embedded World 2017, the leading international fair for embedded systems, Beneq introduced new Lumineq display products with unsurpassed temperature ranges and widely supported interfaces.
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2017-03-14

Heliospectra AB Retrofits Australian University’s Plant Growth Chambers With Smart LED Lighting

Heliospectra AB (publ), a global provider of intelligent lighting technology for controlled plant growth environments, announced today that University of Sydney's Centre of Carbon, Water and Food has purchased Heliospectra LED lighting solutions valued at $90,800 USD (823,601 SEK).
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2017-03-14

Revolution Lighting Technologies Announces Philanthropic Partnership with Mercy Ships

Revolution Lighting Technologies, a global provider of advanced LED lighting technology solutions, announced that it has recently secured a philanthropic partnership with Mercy Ships, a global charity with hospital ships that provide free lifesaving surgeries for people where medical care is nearly non-existent.
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2017-03-13

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Next Generation Lighting Systems 2017 Competition

The 2017 Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) Competition was announced in January, with a new focus on specific applications and an expanded evaluation process that involves installations in real-world settings. Competition One focuses exclusively on connected lighting systems and offers entrants an opportunity to participate in ongoing evaluations over the coming months. 
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2017-03-10

Magic Light + Sound Latest European Rental House to Stock Elation Lighting

Magic Light + Sound of Germany has added a stock of Elation Professional Cuepix Panel™ LED matrix blinders to its extensive inventory of event technology products. The Cologne-based rental company is the latest European event technology rental house to add Elation lighting to its inventory.
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2017-03-10

SloanLED Celebrates 60 Years of Lighting Excellence + Global Sales Team Expansion

SloanLED, leaders in LED technology for 60 years, today announces new hires in North America and internationally, strengthening the company’s position in the LED industrial and commercial lighting space. Several positions are newly created and others are new hires fulfilling existing roles—driving new focus and fresh sales approaches.
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2017-03-10

Revolution Lighting Technologies Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. ("Revolution Lighting"), a global provider of advanced LED lighting solutions, reported better-than-expected financial results for the fourth quarter (Q4) and full year (FY) ended December 31, 2016.
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2017-03-09

PowerSecure Lighting to Relocate Headquarters

PowerSecure Lighting, a major provider of LED lighting technologies through its well-known industry brands – Solais, EfficientLights and EnergyLite – is excited to announce the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Stamford, Conn., to new facilities in Frisco, Texas. 
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2017-03-08

Nichia Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against EBV in Germany Regarding White LED Product of Everlight

On February 22, 2017, Nichia Corporation (“Nichia“) filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany at the District Court Düsseldorf against the Germany-based distributor EBV Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG and EBV Management GmbH (both “EBV“).
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2017-03-08

Düsseldorf Court of Appeal Confirms Infringement of Nichia‘s YAG Patent by Harvatek

With judgment of January 20, 2017 (docket number I-2 U 41/12), 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 Harvatek Corporation (“Harvatek”) concerning four accused white LED products.
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2017-03-08

Energy Focus's TLED wins 2017 Sapphire Award

SOLON, Ohio, Mar. 7, 2017 -- Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFOI) was the recipient of the prestigious Sapphire  Award for its RedCap™ and Network Ready Tubular LED (TLED) lighting products at the 2017 Strategies in Light & The LED Show. The winners were announced at the awards gala held on March 1, 2017 at The Grove Anaheim in Anaheim, California.
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2017-03-08

Digital Lumens Launches SiteWorx – A Cloud-based Platform for Lighting Control and Building Intelligence As-A-Service

Digital Lumens, the market leader in intelligent LED lighting and sensor-based smart building applications, today unveiled SiteWorx, the groundbreaking, cloud-based business intelligence platform designed to advance the smart building revolution. The launch of this new flagship product marks a major milestone in the company’s expansion beyond intelligent lighting into smart building and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications.
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2017-03-08

Infrared LED Protects Mobile Computers From Unauthorized Access

Facial recognition is considered a highly secure form of biometric identification. The system records the user’s face and detects typical features independent of facial expressions. However, to identify these features accurately and reliably, the software requires high-quality images. This means illuminating the face brightly and evenly, without shadows – and for this method to safeguard laptops and tablets, it also has to work in a wide variety of lighting conditions. The solution lies in additional illumination of the face with infrared light. 
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2017-03-08

ERP Power and Mouser Sign Distribution Agreement

ERP Power LLC (ERP), a leading provider of small, smart and efficient LED drivers for the lighting industry, has signed a distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor.
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2017-03-07

Retail Technology Awards Europe: Osram Supports the Award Winner Bollag-Guggenheim with Location-based Services

For the 10th time, the EHI Retail Institute has presented the retail technology awards europe (reta) at the EuroShop 2017 trade fair to honour the best IT solutions in retailing. Three equally-ranked award winners were selected in four categories. The Swiss company Bollag-Guggenheim AG won the award for “best-in-store solution”. By using retail analytics and beacon technology, it has generated real added value at the POS. The retailer uses the digital technologies of Osram and its software partner beaconsmind.  
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2017-03-07

Alpha’s Gyan Dutt and RPI’s Robert Karlicek Co-Chair iNEMI Solid State Illumination Roadmap

Alpha Assembly Solutions, a major provider of electronic soldering and bonding materials, and the Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications Center (LESA), A National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), are pleased to announce that Gyan Dutt, Technical Marketing Manager at Alpha and Dr. Robert Karlicek, Director of LESA at RPI, have co-chaired the 2017 iNEMI Solid State Illumination Industry Roadmap.
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2017-03-07

Forums at LIGHTFAIR International Highlight IoT, Connectivity and Lighting for Health

Each year, the LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) Conference showcases the industry’s most relevant topics presented by industry leaders from around the world.  For 2017, the Conference program has 75 courses including 12 forum sessions.  Its two 2017 forums – IoT & Smart Lighting Forum and Light & Health Forum – reveal how lighting and technology are transforming the future of the industry.  
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2017-03-07

LG Innotek Introduces Innovative Retail IoT Solution at Euroshop 2017

LG Innotek announced it is participating in Euroshop 2017, the world's biggest retail trade fair, held in Dusseldorf, Germany from March 5-9.
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2017-03-07

Gooee Powers Aurora Lighting's New Smart Lighting Platform

IoT start-up Gooee is attending EuroShop, the largest retail exhibition in Europe, where delegates, visitors and exhibitors are able to experience its ‘full-stack’ IoT ecosystem as the first manufacturer previews a Gooee-powered IoT platform for lighting.
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2017-03-06

Future Vision Energy Expands their Brand to Become Energy Lighting Services

Future Vision Energy is expanding their brand and will change their name to Energy Lighting Services. Future Vision Energy was founded in 2010 as an energy efficiency consulting and project management company. Historically, Future Vision Energy only worked with existing commercial buildings to retrofit their existing lighting systems to LEDs for the purpose of saving energy and saving money. 
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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