2014-11-26

LIGHTEXPO Africa 2015 - Investment, Expansion & Growth Opportunities

The LIGHTEXPO 2015, Africa’s largest International architectural and commercial lighting trade show will be staged at the KICC Nairobi Kenya from 2nd-4th May, 2015.
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2014-11-21

Holiday Lighting 101

While decorating the tree, house, or garland, a whole section of lights can go dark -- along with holiday spirits. Light outages can be frustrating and time-consuming to repair during the busy holiday season.
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2014-11-14

Innovative Financing Program From TL Energy Delivers Profits to Users Who Deploy LED Lighting

TL Energy (TLE), a division of Trans-Lux Corporation (OTCQB: TNLX), a world leader in LED digital display and lighting technologies, announces the launch of a unique financing program initiated to further drive the use of LED tube lighting in commercial and industrial facilities. The financing program enables qualified businesses to profit from the use of TLE's industry proven LED lighting when converting from conventional fluorescent tube lamps. TLE partnered with Structured Finance Associates who secured an initial $25 million to launch the innovative financing program.
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2014-11-11

Everlight Reports New Quarterly High for 3Q14 Earnings

Taiwanese major LED packaging manufacturer Everlight reported a consolidated profit of NT $8.52 billion for 2014 third quarter, hitting a quarterly record, with gross margin of 24.44%, net operating profit of NT$816 million and net profit of NT$726 million.
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2014-11-05

EIA: LED Light Bulbs Continues Improvements in Energy Efficiency and Quality

Improvements in lighting technology for light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs have increased lighting efficiency, or efficacy, as well as color quality. In September of this year, several manufacturers released ENERGY STAR®-qualified bulbs surpassing 100 lumens per watt. For comparison, traditional incandescent bulbs, which do not meet current light bulb efficiency standards and are no longer sold, provide 13 to 18 lumens per watt.
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2014-10-13

Khatod Optical Solutions for Lighting

Khatod products leverage nearly three decades of hands-on experience with the toughest challenges in making lenses for SSL in a wide range of applications. Since our inception in 1985, unique on the international scene, Khatod has specified and developed the entire product process 100 percent in-house, Milano, Italy. A full optical service – from project to object - encompassing all the product development processes based on the latest in technology. Khatod offers full series of optical solutions for endless applications as well as a great capability in the realization of custom optics. We are able to develop the customers’ projects by collaborating with their designers or being their designers.
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2014-05-14

DOE Lighting Impact on Health Report Notes LED Not Particularly Harmful

Recent reports by mainstream Chinese media CCTV that LEDs without diffusers causing blindness within 10 seconds has generated much talk in China, but a report by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) claim LEDs are not particularly harmful compared to other conventional light sources when it comes to nonvisual applications. 
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2014-02-06

An architectural lighting designer's perspectives of LEDs

In recent years, the LED light source has dramatically changed the lighting industry, adding numerous possibilities in lighting and it is expected both by the industry and the household users to completely replace the traditional light source as a brand new light solution in the near future.
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2014-01-02

Philips Gives Powerless Communities Life After Dark

For most of us, light isn’t a luxury. It’s a basic need that, with the exception of planned power outages or a blown fuse, is very rarely unavailable.  At the flick of a switch, light illuminates our offices, classrooms, hospitals and homes, enabling us to carry out essential everyday tasks without worry. We dictate its start, intensity and end; we’re in control.
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2013-11-22

Patient Rooms as a Space for Recovery: A Review on Healthcare Lighting

Author: BeLight.com No one can escape from going to a hospital since the very first day we were given birth. Except for seeing doctors, undergoing surgeries and getting prescriptions, some patients have to stay in patient rooms for an extended period of time for further medical examination and better recovery. This is a space that should be as comfortable as your bedroom, but rarely are. BeLight is offering a review on this topic and share some news about lighting ideas for hospitals.
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2013-10-30

Think With the Right Brain – Interview with CN Sun, Alexander in LEDforum2013 (2/2)

In LEDforum 2013, CN Sun, Principal of GUANG Lighting Design, had a speech on "LED Lighting in Hotels and Grand Residences". In the presentation, he mentioned an important idea -- awareness of light, and pointed out the benefits of control system. Previous article: Think With the Right Brain – Interview with CN Sun, Alexander in LEDforum2013 (1/2)
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2013-10-29

Think With the Right Brain – Interview with CN Sun, Alexander in LEDforum2013 (1/2)

Regarding application and cognition of light, there are completely different opinions from technological and design aspects. CN (Alexander) Sun, Principal of GUANG Lighting Design in Taiwan, talked about the application of LED in hotels and grand residences and discussed the “quality of light” in LEDforum 2013. This way of aesthetical thinking is from our right brain.
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2013-10-22

Interdisciplinary Lighting Industry – Interview with General Manager of Davinci Lighting

Conventional lighting fixture industry was not as changeable as it is now. Steve Chiu, a 22-year-experienced lamp producer and General Manager of Davinci Lighting, shared his insights and opinions on lighting fixture industry on LEDforum 2013 Taipei.
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2013-10-18

What a Good Lighting Is? – Presentation by C C Hwang on LEDforum Taipei 2013

Have you ever observed the light environment and thought if it’s good? C C Hwang, the Art Director of BeLight.com, did, and this experience may be one of the reasons why she decided to dedicate into lighting design. In LEDforum 2013 Taipei, Hwang shared her professional opinions on good lighting. Come with us and see the key idea!
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2013-09-23

PSFK labs: Bridging Distances with Lighting Experiences

A recent article by PSFK labs explores the relationship between lighting products and human interaction. Could light be used to bridge two remote experiences? If so, what kind of stories could it tell? In a trend we are calling Remotely Connected, PSFK Labs explores how synced lighting experiences are helping bring to life the unique connections between people. With their ability to convey shared experiences, awareness or proximity, these lighting displays are being creatively deployed to evoke an emotional response between people.
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2013-09-19

Interview with Ta-Wei Lin on Giant Bicycle Headquarters – Interacting with a vivid building, Making LED not to be like LED (2/2)

previous article: Interview with Ta-Wei Lin on Giant Bicycle Headquarters – Interacting with a vivid building, Making LED not to be like LED (1/2) Ta-wei Lin, a member of PLDA, is a MA of interior design (Pratt Institute) and an international lighting designer who has won IALD Award of Excellence and IIDA Award of Merit. Lin is now the principal of CMA Lighting Design, mostly focusing on lighting projects in Taiwan.
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2013-09-17

Interview with Ta-Wei Lin on Giant Bicycle Headquarters – Interacting with a vivid building, Making LED not to be like LED (1/2)

Ta-Wei Lin, a member of PLDA, is a MA of interior design (Pratt Institute) and an international lighting designer who has won IALD Award of Excellence and IIDA Award of Merit. Lin is now the principal of CMA Lighting Design, mostly focusing on lighting projects in Taiwan. In 2012, he won IESNA Illumination Award by his lighting design, Giant Bicycle Headquarters in Taichung, Taiwan. We are very honored to have such a chance to interview Mr. Lin on his award-winning project.
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2013-09-12

Middle East Smart Lighting & Energy Summit 2013

Event Name: Middle East Smart Lighting & Energy Summit 2013 Region: Middle East Location: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE Dates: Nov. 11, 2013 - Nov. 12, 2013 Exhibitors: DK LED, LUG Light Factory, Lightworks, Musco Lighting, Tridonic, Speclight, Decolight, Uni-Lights, Corvi LED, Light Factor, Cinmar, C2SmartLight, LeadsLED, Trilux, Schreder, Zubair Electric Group, Multipole CitySmart, Steinel, Sapa, Lightitude, UL. Website: www.lightingsummit.com The MIDDLE EAST SMART LIGHTING...
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2013-08-16

Interview with Ulrike R.Birnbaum, architectural lighting designer and founder of Continuum Studios

Ulrike Birnbaum has designed for brands including Jaguar, Landrover, Disney, British Telecom, Bodyshop, Vapiano, Christie's Auction House, Bloomberg, Seabourne, Steiner Spa and many more. Having lived in Berlin, Amsterdam, London and New York, she gained experiences as an architectural lighting designer in the world of opera, cruise ship and show lighting. Before founding CONTINUUM STUDIOS, she worked for the 'English National Opera', and later joined 'ARUP' as a senior lighting designer.She was also previously the principal architectural lighting designer for Imagination Ltd. and worked for MRD in New York. Her decision to establish a company for architectural lighting design with studios in New York ,U.S. and Munich,Germany, brought together highly skilled lighting designers with various backgrounds, such as film, opera, product design, textile & material design, electrical engineering, 3D animation, graphic design and digital art. We interviewed Ulrike Birnbaum about her personal experiences with LED light fixtures in architectural lighting design.
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2013-07-26

QisDesign: Marketing a boutique lighting brand in Europe

Qisda, one of the few Taiwanese contemporary designer lighting manufacturers, is known internationally for its industrial design. The company emerged as the top global luminaire designer at the 2010 iF Design Award China, winning four awards with its QisDesign brand LED lamps. QisDesign was also a big winner at the 2010 Red Dot Awards, nabbing the grand prize and clinching the most number of awards in Asia. In the following year, the company’s Coral Reef LED lamp was bestowed with the Best of the Best Award at the 2010 Red Dot Award. Qisda’s senior manager Jiung-Cheng Pan talks to LEDinside on the company’s marketing strategy in the European market.
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2013-05-16

Photonex

Photonex is the UK’s showcase event dedicated to photonics, applied optical equipment, biophotonics, fibre optics, lasers, vision & LIGHT. Oct 16-17, 2013 Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK Visit Photonex and meet with world leading companies involved in photonics technologies. See 100s of suppliers. Handle, touch and feel their instruments and components and watch demonstrations. Discover the difference: On the internet one product can seem just like another. But it is getting down to the in depth detail face-to-face with a specialist which will enable you to mak...
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2013-05-16

SPIE Optics+ Phtonics

Join your peers at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2013, 25 - 29 August 2013, the largest (4,500 attendees) international, multidisciplinary optical sciences and technology meeting in North America. This is your chance to share and exchange ideas, be published, and connect with others in the field. Astronomical instrumentation is back this August. Registration information and pricing for SPIE Optics + Photonics 2013 View registration pricing and details Featured technologies: • Optical components, fabrication, and design • Optics for astronomy • Detectors...
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2013-05-16

Semicon West 2013

July07-11, 2013 San Francisco SEMICON West 2013: From new technologies, new device architecture, new materials and new markets—SEMICON West 2013 is North America’s premier microelectronics event. From 450mm to 3D-IC, attendees look for the latest technologies and solutions that will move their ideas from the lab to the fab. Why do people attend: 30,000 professional attendees representing the leading global technology companies, including IDMs, foundries, fabless, contract packaging and test houses, OEMs, materials manufacturers, components and s...
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2013-05-16

Europe LED 2013

euroLED 2013 euroLED is dedicated to the science and technology of LEDs. Now in its 10th year, euroLED comprises a Technical Conference for industry professionals, an Exhibition with over 100 stands, and a highly popular Gala Dinner. For 2013, the euroLED Conference is being led by an advisory board of ‘thought leaders’ from across the international LED lighting industry. The themes of the Conference will include; LED systems; LED engines and modules; LED components including drivers, optics, PCBs, thermal management, testing and standa...
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2012-11-28

More Than 80 LED Manufacturers Attended Veeco's MOCVD User Meeting in Guangzhou

  Epitaxial deposition and process equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA says that more than 80 LED manufacturing customers recently attended its metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) User Meeting in Guangzhou, China. Representatives from most of China’s top LED makers attended the meeting, which was held in conjunction with China SSL, an annual event in the solid-state lighting industry. “China has demonstrated significant progress to drive policies that stimulate end-market demand for LED lighting pro...
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2012-11-28

Christmas Tree LED Lights Save Electricity an average family uses for one year

  People become aware of the unreliability of non-LED lights, for they could not be re-used for next year. The lights will be displayed for 45 days, if using LED lights, statistics suggest that it will save about 12,000 kilowatts of power and $1,500 - approximately the amount of electricity an average family uses for one year. Besides, in 2011, the city planted a live tree in Tibbits Park to be used for years to come. In this way, buying a new tree each year is not becoming a must-have stuff, means it will save thousands of dollars every year. The annual City Lights...
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2012-11-26

More LED bulbs need to be lit up in Bali hotels

  “Most businesses are reluctant to cover the expense of the initial shift to LED. Although within 2-3 years the financial savings could be felt, the initial cost could be 5 times higher than for conventional bulbs,” said Sinta Marino, green marketing and product manager at PT Phillips Indonesia.  “We started selling LED bulbs about 10 years ago. But their popularity has only grown in recent years,” he said. “Surprisingly, buildings actually contribute the most to the greenhouse effect, rather than air pollution from transportation...
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2012-11-26

2012 Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday River Parade

Families gather for photos at Alamo Plaza after the 28th Annual H-E-B Tree Lighting Ceremony on last Friday,. The 55-foot tall fir tree was lit with 10,000 LED lights and with 450 ornaments. The event kicked off the holiday season followed by the 30th Annual Ford Holiday River Parade & Lighting Ceremony along the San Antonio River. ...
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2012-11-26

Zhongtian Ligting Releases 7W AR111 Spot Light

  As a manufacture of LED lighting, Zhongtian Lighting recently releases the new product of 7W led spot light [ZT-A111E27-711A] to replace the conventional lamps. The company not only improves its products’ specifications, but also always sees the LED lighting products’ luminous efficacy as the basic requirement. Zhongtian is high-demanding, in terms of luminous efficacy, light perception, and color rendering index, hoping for reaching the international benchmark. The AR111 Spot is a state-of-the-art LED spotlight that can be used to accentuate ob...
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2012-11-26

Baja Designs OnX LED Succeeded in SCORE Tecate Baja 1000

  Baja Designs OnX LED Lights shine the way for Vildosola Racing to annouce the overall victory at the 45th SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 race. The dominant wins and also marked Baja Designs as the only lighting manufacturer to be succeeded in the grueling race with only LED lights shining the way – no HID lights. Baja Designs could make their proprietary American-Made LED lighting technology shine further and brighter, that's what they finally convinced the Vildosola Racing team to choose BD lights for their Trophy Truck.  The Stor...
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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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