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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2012-10-30

Lighting retrofits workable in Lake County

      There is a program for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) commercial customers in Lake County by Lake County Energy Watch, to help improve energy efficiency and save money.   The Energy Fitness Program offers lighting retrofits at no- or low-cost for customers whose electrical demand is 200 kilowats or less per month.   These retrofits are available to small businesses, nonprofit organizations and special districts, as well as city, state and federal facilities located in Lake County. The retrofits include four- and ...
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2012-04-03

LEDinside Aurora Award 2012: Registration will close on April 30th, 2012. ACT NOW!

Aurora Award gives you the highest recognition among top competition in the LED lighting industry! Your registration is very important to us, and we value each and every application for our LED award competition. As we receive many entries per day, please allow extra time for processing.
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2011-03-16

Lighting Fair 2011 Series (II) – Review of Japanese Manufacturers

According to LEDinside's investigation, Japanese manufacturers are categorized into the following types: lighting manufacturers, LED packaging manufacturers, LED materials manufacturers and new entrants, including major manufacturers such as Panasonic, Toshiba and Hitachi. The main focus of Japanese manufacturers is on the indoor lighting and the commercial lighting areas.
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2011-02-15

LEDinside: Inventory Replenishment of LED TV Brand Plants Stimulates the Backlight Demand; Revenue of Taiwan LED Makers Bottomed out in January

According to the analysis and statistics of LEDinside, a research division under TrendForce, the total revenues of listed Taiwan LED manufacturers was up to NTD 8.09 billion in January 2011(MoM-2.04%,YoY+15.9%). Regarding upstream chip manufacturers, these figures reached NTD 3.77 billion in January 2011, (MoM-0.7%; YoY+20.7%). The Chip LEDX moved back at 4,472 points, while Package LEDX rose to 5,001 points, showing a moderate uptrend.
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2011-01-18

LEDinside: demand recovery not in sight; pressure of 2010 Q4 LED price decline expected to extend till 2011 Q1

According to the latest price survey by LEDinside, an LED research division of TrendForce, in 2010 Q4, demand from LED applications still has not recovered, including continued inventory adjustment of large-size panels and lower-than-expected demand from general lighting. As a result, pressure of LED price decline extends from 2010 Q3. Among them, price of LED for large-size panel applications fell by 5% -9%, with most substantial decline in TV backlight applications; high power LED lighting applications declined by more than 12%. Due to relatively stable demand from mobile phone applications, LED prices in this segment are fairly stable with a mere 3% seasonally adjusted decrease.
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2009-07-01

Lighting Focused in Obama's Energy-Efficiency Efforts

U.S. President Barack Obama and Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced on June 29 a $346 million investment from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to expand and accelerate the development, deployment and use of energy-efficient technologies in all major types of commercial buildings as well as new and existing homes in the U.S. See the press release "Obama Administration Launches New Energy Efficiency Efforts".
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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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