2015-04-23

Osram Launches IR LED for Camera Applications

With the new SFH 4715AS and SFH 4716AS Osram Opto Semiconductors has increased the output of its IR Oslon Black family – for the second time in six months. This has been achieved by combining the latest chip design with an optimized package and the Nanostack technology, in which each chip has two emission centers. Depending on the type of external optics and the particular application, the infrared light emitting diodes (IREDs) can provide illumination over a distance of more than 100 meters, which make them even better light sources for many camera-based applications.
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2015-04-22

Osram Expands Automotive LED Chip Portfolio

The efficient LED light sources of the Synios P 2720 family from Osram Opto Semiconductors are based on compact dimensions and a scalable package concept, opening up new design options, particularly for car headlights. They have been optimized for injecting light into light guides, and can be used as daytime running lights, position lights, and in tail light clusters. From the outside, the 15 LED versions can hardly be distinguished from each other, with all of them having the same solder pad design and package dimensions. On the inside, however, various chip sizes with an edge length between 500 µm and 1 mm, different levels of brightness, and a broad range of colors make the LEDs extremely variable.
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2015-04-20

LED Industry Focusing on UV/IR LED Niche Market Applications

Most LED manufacturers were displaying UV or IR LED related applications at SPIE Photonics West, and many of these new applications covered LED chips, dies, package and other products.
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2015-04-16

BMW OLED Taillights Might Be Mass Produced By 2016 Earliest

OLED taillights BMW showcased in its conceptual M4 car model at CES 2015 will be making its way to new BMW M series cars by 2016, according to latest market rumors.
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2015-04-16

TI New DLP Chipset for HUDs Enables Wider LED Applications

Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the first DLP® chipset engineered and qualified for automotive head-up display (HUD) applications. Combining the award-winning imaging qualities of DLP technology with automotive reliability, the new chipset enables head-up displays with the industry's widest field of view (FOV) up to 12 degrees. It also enables high brightness, color and contrast levels and provides manufacturers with a scalable platform. For more information, seewww.ti.com/headupdisplay.
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2015-04-14

Taiwanese Automotive Lighting Manufacturers Outlook and Challenges

Top automotive lighting manufacturers gave LEDinside team some insight about the market outlook and challenges at the 31st Taipei International Auto Parts and Accessories Show (Taipei AMPA), which ran from April 8-11, 2015 at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall and TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 Area A in Taiwan.
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2015-04-07

EVERLIGHT Electronics Extends Automotive LED Portfolio with Golden Frame Series and PC Amber Options

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry with three decades of experience in optoelectronics, introduces the most high efficient/sulfur resistant ‘golden’ Series which performs brilliantly, even in severe environments, satisfying all demands of Automotive applications.
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2015-04-01

WinterGreen Research: LED Agricultural Grow Lights Market to Reach $1.8 Billion By 2021

LED grow light module markets at US $395 million in 2014 are forecast to reach $1.8 billion by 2021.  Rapid growth is anticipated as green house and plant factory growers find the LED grow lights improve agriculture, projected WinterGreen Research.
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2015-03-31

Lincoln Continental Concept Sedan Features Advanced Lighting Technology

Lincoln today introduces the Continental Concept, signaling an all-new full-size sedan coming next year and the future of quiet luxury.
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2015-03-23

Everlight Electronics Introduces a Highly Reliable, Compact Optical Switch for Office Equipment

Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, introduces a new member of its ITR series of reflective sensors for use in printers, copiers, scanners and for non-contact switching environments like a proximity sensor.
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2015-03-10

Taiwanese LED Manufacturers Tap Into UV and IR LED Niche Markets

Despite leading the global LED component market in 2014, Taiwanese LED manufacturers are entering LED niche markets, according to an UDN report.
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2015-02-04

PARsource and Illumitex Partner up to Service Greenhouse Industry

LED lighting manufacturer Illumitex today announced that Illumitex and PARsource Lighting of Petaluma, Calif., have formed a partnership to service the commercial greenhouse industry in North America.
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2015-01-29

Urban Barns Announces Update on LED Research and Development at McGill University

Urban Barns Foods ("Urban Barns"), an innovative food producer dedicated to growing consistent, healthy and fresh vegetables year round using its proprietary Cubic Farming™ method, is pleased to provides its shareholders with an update on its research and development (R&D) activities at McGill University.
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2015-01-27

Intelligent Light Source LEDs Tapped In Early Round with Top Marijuana Investors

Scientifically-driven indoor growing solutions poised to transform marijuana industry with long-term promise to improve sustainability of global food production. ILS positioned to become leader in indoor grow light industry projected to reach $3.6 billion by 2020.
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2015-01-27

Hubbell Industrial Lighting Launches Indoor LED Grow Lights

Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, launched today a LED fixture capable of delivering nearly 100% usable light for plant growth with virtually no wasted energy—Hubbell Industrial Lighting’s NutriLED.
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2015-01-16

Iris Capturing Under Bright Sunlight Conditions

Left and right images are taken under identical environments of more thanover 100,000 lux. The left iris image was captured with a conventional iris camera, whereas the right image was with IriTech's outdoor capturing technology integrated camera. The left iris image shows reflections that will likely degrade the matching accuracy, whereas the right image does not have any reflections.
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2015-01-07

Dutch Researchers Find Strawberries Taste Better When LED Grow Lights Are Added

Strawberries taste better when they are illuminated in the autumn with LED grow lights, vitamin C content also increased as well, according to a Dutch research institute.
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2015-01-05

BMW to Display Smart Laser and OLED Light Technology at CES 2015

Munich/Las Vegas. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from 6 to 9 January 2015, BMW presents a concept vehicle that showcases the kind of lighting innovations we can expect in the future, while at the same time reinforcing its leadership position in the field of lighting technology.
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2014-12-23

LEDinside: Automotive LED Market Value to Reach $ 2.5B by 2018

LED lighting has entered the state of cutthroat battlefield, and manufacturers are seeking new Blue Ocean Strategy. LED automotive lighting has a relatively higher gross margin compared with other traditional LED applications, attracting many Taiwanese LED makers to start planning to enter the automotive-use LED lighting field. Duff Lu, research manager at LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, indicates that even though automotive-use LED certification periods are long and the entry barrier for entering the supply chain is high, but its overall market revenue from 2014-2018 has a compounded growth rate of 9%. In particular, the daytime running lamp (DRL) and high-low beam headlights (H/L Beam) have compounded annual production values of 21% and 48% respectively; they are two major production applications to be watched. 
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2014-12-23

Horticultural Research Institutions and Commercial Growers Choose LumiGrow’s Spectrum Control Systems

LumiGrow, Inc., the leader in greenhouse spectrum control systems, celebrates a year of corporate growth and new strides in spectral science research.
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2014-12-10

Novel LED Technology Enables Investigation of Algae Productivity

Because food crops are also used for energy production, millions of people are threatened by starvation. Algae could provide an alternative: They only need sunlight to grow, thrive in salty water on barren fields. But it is a major challenge to exactly reproduce sunlight in the laboratory. In collaboration with the Berlin LED manufacturer FUTURELED scientists at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have now developed a methodology for simulating all kinds of light situations.
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2014-12-08

SuperCloset Launches Indoor Grow Cabinet

SuperCloset, the world's #1 manufacturer of indoor grow cabinets and grow boxes, continues to innovate. SuperCloset is breaking new ground once again with the development of the SuperTrinity, the world's largest indoor stealth grow box.
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2014-11-05

Osram Sylvania Expands ZEVO Automotive LED Lighting Line Targeting Aftermarket Applications

SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting ushers in a new era of vehicle lighting with the expansion of the SYLVANIA ZEVOTM Automotive LED Lighting line. SYLVANIA ZEVO products offer the customized style and signature look of LED technology on luxury vehicles to the aftermarket.
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2014-10-29

Purdue Grows Ornamental Plant Seedlings with Blue and Red LED Lights

Purdue University researchers' success in using red and blue LEDs as the only source of light to grow ornamental plant seedlings indoors has led to a new phase of determining whether they can reduce production time with more colors.
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2014-10-16

Ford, NextEnergy Announce Automotive Lighting Challenge to Accelerate Development of LED Technology

Ford Motor Company and NextEnergy, one of the nation’s leading accelerators of advanced energy technologies, have teamed up on a technology innovation challenge for industry suppliers to help advance state-of-the-art automotive lighting.
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2014-09-24

Prolight Opto to Focus on LED Module and Automotive Lighting Market After Listing

Entering its 10th anniversary this year, Taiwanese LED package manufacturer Prolight Opto Technology (Prolight) will become registered on the Taiwan bourse on Sept. 24, 2014. At a press conference, the company explained it expects to apply for listing during first half of 2015, and projects becoming listed on the bourse during third quarter that year.
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2014-08-26

Feeding the World with LEDs?

Jan Willem Vogel, who is responsible for global business development and marketing at NXP, delves into LED grow light applications in this latest blog entry.
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2014-07-16

Hubbell Industrial Lighting Showcases LED Grow Lights at Cultivate’14

Cultivate’14, one of the horticulture industry’s largest tradeshows, served as the perfect venue to display Hubbell Industrial Lighting’s new NutriLED, an LED grow light.
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2014-06-25

Novagant Brings Revolutionary and Innovative Lighting System to the Cannabis Growers Market, says BrokerBank Securities

Novagant is a holding company that acquires entrepreneurial companies that have established or are expected to establish themselves as leaders and/or successful enterprises in various market niches. Recent acquisition of property rights that have the ability to reduce costs and improve product quality for the entire cannabis market has prompted this analyst report.
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2014-05-30

Everlight to Acquire Second European Luminaire Manufacturer

LED package manufacturer Everlight has been actively developing their LED lighting brand, according to the Economic Daily News. The company merged with Germany luminaire manufacturer WOFI for less than NT $400 million (US $13.3 million) last year, which adds an extra NT $100 million to its monthly revenues. Everlight has recently announced plans to acquire another European luminaire manufacturer this year to continue expanding the company’s market presence. 
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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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