2016-06-20

High-end Commercial LED Lighting Sees Growing Penetration Rate as Market Favors Optimal Light Quality

The ongoing improvement of efficacy, competence of SDCM control and color rendering index in LEDs accelerate high-end commercial lighting market’s development that demands higher light quality. High-end commercial lighting market mainly include museum, galleries and other exhibition lighting applications that primarily use downlights, projectors and reflectors.   LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports in its “High-end commercial and track lighting market” that the market scale of two frequently used luminaires for high-end commercial lighting, namely Downlight and Projectors and Reflectors (Par& Rs.) separately reaches US $1.88 billion and US $1.54 billion in 2016. It’s projected that the market scale of Downlight is to reach US $2.01 billion and Projector and Reflectors at US $1.59 billion in 2017.
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2016-06-17

Short Periods of Blue-Light Exposures Can Benefit the Brain in the Long Run

A new study has found brief periods of exposure to blue light could increase subsequent activation in brain regions important to successful working memory performance and improve response times, according to an article by Medscape Multispecialty.
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2016-06-14

Researchers Develop New Method to Stabilize Perovskite Materials for LEDs

Perovskite materials have shown great promise for use in next-generation solar cells, LEDs, sensors, and other applications, but their instability remains a critical limitation.
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2016-06-07

DOE Reveals 2016 SSL R&D Plan

DOE has published the 2016 edition of the Solid-State Lighting R&D Plan. It was developed in conjunction with community experts through input received at roundtable meetings held in September and October 2015 and at the DOE SSL R&D Workshop held in February 2016 in Raleigh, NC. The discussions covered R&D needs for LED and OLED technologies, ranging from core technology research and product development through manufacturing R&D.
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2016-06-03

LEDinside: Chinese Automotive LED Penetration Market Analysis / EU & US Car Supply Chain

China Chinese automotive light’s development is still price-oriented when adopting LEDs. Current spec for interior automotive lights and RCL are similar with lighting LEDs and even backlight LEDs, the LED penetration rate is relatively high and similar to international level. As DRL is closely linked to the recognition of vehicles, it has seen rapid development in Chinese market over the past few years. Moreover, some Chinese automotive makers turn to low-power LEDs for DRL applications. Therefore, the market penetration of DRL in China rose to 47% in 2016.   Slow mid and high-power LED in Chinese automotive market: Due to the high technical requirement of high-power LED product segments, such as high / low beam and fog light. These light sources are mainly from international source and have low penetration rate.   US Car Market Supply Chain US automotive makers mainly adopt automotive lamps from Visteon and Hella. As North America is notorious for its tariff protection, automotive lamp factories and modules are constructed relatively close to each other, focusing on market opportunities and the reduction of assembly costs. Mexico is a popular location of such plants over the past few years.  As the suppliers of headlamps and tail lamps are not necessarily the same, the main concern lie in design and mass production ability. Meanwhile, the suppliers of tail light and interior lights are usually the same as the technical difficulties is relatively low and can be potentially purchased together.
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2016-05-23

LEDs Might Help Locate Cancer Tumors in Future

Bathing a patient in LED light may someday offer a new way to locate tumors, according to Rice University researchers.
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2016-05-20

Osram Opto Releases TEN° Binning Which Provides A Smart Solution for Superb Color Consistency

In November 2015, Osram Opto Semiconductors (Osram Opto) announced general lighting will be an integral part of its long term strategic development plan, and that it would be investing EUR 1 billion (US$1.14 billion) in Malaysia to construct a 6-inch LED production site. The news surprised the entire LED industry. Recently, Osram Opto hosted a series of innovative SSL technology forums to unveil its new product line across Asia.
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2016-05-19

Northwestern University Finds Blue Light Exposure in the Evening Can Alter Metabolism

Exposure to bright light could affect your metabolism, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.  
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2016-05-11

LEDinside:OLED’s Impact on Display Market

Projected penetration rate for small size OLED: As Samsung started to adopt OLED in all models of its own brand and the exportation to Chinese labels, the strategies has pushed the penetration rate to 20% in 2016. Samsung has reached full production capacity while other display manufacturers are unable to satisfy the specification of high-end mobile models, OLED’s penetration rate will only rise to approximately 25% from 2017 to 2018. As Taiwanese, Japanese and Chinese manufacturers all strive to catch up and the expansion of Samsung and LG Display, it’s expected that OLED could take over one third of the smartphone display market, providing that Apple didn’t enter the OLED market.   Large size OLEDs cannot pose threat to LEDs: The main obstacle of small size OLED lies in the demand of high pixels per inch (ppi) while in large size it’s limited by yield rate and price. Though LG Display strived to lower the price of OLED TV and adopted the same strategy in selling its display panels to other manufacturers, prices of OLED TVs that are twice higher than LED ones still saw slow progress. It’s projected that OLED TVs will only account for 0.5% in the TV market and rise to 5% as of 2020.
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2016-05-10

LEDinside:Silent Rise of High End Commercial Lighting in The LED Market

Following the popularization of LEDs, most luminaires’ luminous efficacy has reached 100 lm/W, the resulting surge in C/P ratio has accelerated market penetration. As consumers become more educated about LEDs, light quality has become the most discussed topic on the market.   LED lighting’s new design concept will be increasingly focused on balancing luminous efficacy and light quality, resulting in better LED lighting efficacy and more comfortable lighting environments.
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2016-05-10

Effects of LED Spectral Quality and Light Intensity on Plant Growth

In horticultural operations, LED lamps are becoming recognized as an important advance in artificial lighting. Among other benefits, LED lighting systems can offer durability, long operating lifetimes, and high energy efficiency. Researchers published a study in the March 2016 issue of HortScience that shows that continuous spectrum LEDs made specifically for horticultural can be superior to conventional white LEDs in terms of plant response and energy efficiency.
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2016-05-09

Chico in California to Replace 6,000 Streetlights with LEDs

Chico, a city in California, U.S. will be replacing its streetlights with more efficient LED lights in the next four to six weeks, reported The Orion.
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2016-05-05

Anticipation of Chinese Labor Day Sales Caused Prices of LED Light Bulbs to Drop Significantly in April, Says LEDinside

The global average sales price (ASP) of 40W-equivalent (equiv.) LED light bulbs fell 5.9% in April compared with the prior month, arriving at US$9.7, while the ASP of 60W-equiv. LED light bulbs fell 7.2% to US$13.1. LED light bulb prices in China have been on a downtrend because of sales activities related to the Chinese Labor Day holiday period, said Allen Yu, analyst for LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. ASPs of LED light bulbs in other Asian regional markets have also dropped due to promotional pricing of some newly arrived products. Prices have also kept falling in Europe and the U.S.
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2016-05-05

Maven Optronics Focuses on Thin Phosphor Film Technology to Achieve Wide Beam Angle CSP LED

Maven Optronics successfully developed patented advance thin film coating technology that can be applied in semiconductor manufacturing and even in white LED phosphor coatings that can be made to develop phosphor film products and CSP LEDs. The company is currently rapidly expanding in the European and Asian market. Based on LEDinside observations of flip chip LED and CSP LED market developments, Maven Optronics phosphor film product range is very unique. In an exclusive interview with LEDinside, the company founder and President Dr. Chieh Chen spoke to LEDinside about the company’s phosphor coating technology and related CSP LED applications.
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2016-04-22

Energy Focus, Inc. To Introduce A New Line of Connected LED Lighting Products During Light Fair 2016

Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFOI), a leader in LED lighting technologies, today announced its development of a new generation of “Network-Ready,” dimmable LED lighting products, including dimmable tubular LED lamps (“TLEDs”) that operate in direct-wire mode (without a ballast) and dual-mode (with or without a ballast), an integrated, dimmable emergency backup TLED, and a dimmable luminaire. These products, along with other newly developed products from Energy Focus, will be featured at the company’s booth (#5955) at Light Fair 2016 being held at the San Diego Convention Center on April 26-28, 2016. (See: http://www.energyfocusinc.com/wp-content/uploads/LightFair-2016-Featured-Products.pdf).
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2016-04-21

Nichia Defends Top LED Package Revenue Title in 2015 Despite Market Slump, Says LEDinside

Fierce competition caused major shifts in the global LED package revenue ranking for 2015, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Nichia remained the leader, followed closely by OSRAM Opto and Lumileds. Samsung LED and other South Korean manufacturers suffered revenue declines due to the price war and the contraction of LED backlight market. By undercutting each other, most manufacturers ended up with lower revenues last year. Some companies’ revenues also decreased when measured in U.S. dollars due to the dollar’s appreciation.
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2016-04-21

LEDinside: Southeast Asia LED Lighting Market Scale and Trends in 2016

With the development of global LED lighting industry, nowadays, the LED industry in all regions has formed new pattern. The market is no longer occupied by Europe and the United States and other developed countries, many new blue ocean markets are emerging.
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2016-04-21

LEDinside: LED Lighting Product Positioning Strategies in Southeast Asia

As the blue ocean for the development of LED lighting industry, the Southeast Asian market is attracting more and more foreign manufacturers to enter eagerly. And accurate and appropriate product strategy is an indispensable tool for successfully seizing market share in Southeast Asia. Making corresponding product specifications and prices depending on varied products and countries plays a driving role in promoting manufacturers’ own brands or seeking OEM opportunities.
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2016-04-18

LEDinside: China's LED Chip Market Contracts for the First Time by 7% in 2015 Due to Severe Competition

LEDinside, a division of the global market research firm TrendForce, held an exclusive analyst symposium on April 15 at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall. During this special meet-and-greet event, LEDinside analyst based in Taiwan and Mainland China gathered together to share their latest findings with attendees. The main topic of the symposium was the growing niche or “Blue Ocean” markets for LED technology, such as UV LED, IR LED and automotive LED products. The LEDinside team also gave attendees a comprehensive overview of market outlooks and opportunities from a regional as well as a global perspective, with focuses on China and the emerging markets.
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2016-04-12

LEDinside: Filament LED Market Value Accelerated to US$ 40 million in 2015

The LED filament bulb became popular in the lighting market mainly because major buyers and consumers in decorative lighting, art lamps, chandeliers and classical luminaires were gradually replacing conventional light sources, including filament bulbs and halogen light sources with LED lights. Previously, traditional LED bulbs failed to meet the aesthetic demands of traditional luminaire manufacturers, which paved the way to LED filaments emergence on the market.
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2016-04-11

LEDinside Reports Global LED Market Posts First YoY Decline in 2015

The latest report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, finds the total value of the global LED market (include both visible and non-visible LED products) arrived at US$14.32 billion in 2015, representing YoY growth of -3%. The market witnessed its first annual decline in value last year mainly because of the price war among the LED manufacturers, with the ASPs of some mainstream LED packages suffering a drop of 40% or more compared with 2014. The rising U.S. dollar also resulted in falling revenues for many manufacturers.
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2016-04-08

Global ASP of LED Light Bulbs Rose Slightly in March as Downtrends in Europe and the U.S. Moderated

In March, the global average sales price (ASP) of 40W-equivalent (equiv.) LED light bulbs rose 1.2% over the prior month to US$10.3, says the latest price report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. The global ASP of 60W-equiv. LED light bulbs also saw a monthly increase of 0.8% to US$14.1.
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2016-04-07

UCSB Researcher Identifies Defects That Cause Inefficient LEDs

Using state-of-the-art theoretical methods, UCSB researchers have identified a specific type of defect in the atomic structure of a LED that results in less efficient performance. The characterization of these point defects could result in the fabrication of even more efficient, longer lasting LED lighting.
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2016-04-01

Taiwanese Enterprise Launches LED Mosquito Repellent Lamp for Indoor Applications

An entomologist at the research on the physiological characteristics of mosquito mosquito (and many bugs, moths, etc.) found particularly sensitive to certain light and liking, particularly aversion to other light.According to this principle, the company researchers developed a mosquito will the special optical light source materials of disgust mosquitoes away.
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2016-04-01

Orion Releases New LED Troffer Retrofit with Replaceable Light Engine

Orion Energy Systems, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance, energy-efficient retrofit lighting platforms, today announced new products and partnerships that extend the connectivity and modularity of its patented LED Troffer Retrofit (LDR®) product suite.
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2016-03-31

A Look into LED's Architectural Potential

LED lamps have recently hit the lighting market and attracted a lot of consumers’ attention. But the professionals of interior and exterior design have been using them for ages bringing out even the most unrealistic ideas. Let’s see what LEDs can do when they fall into hands of nonconformist creators.
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2016-03-28

Is OLED Ready to Slaughter LED Backlight in Smartphone Applications?

A report from IHS recently claimed AMOLED panel production costs for smartphone displays was nearing LCD displays or translated into LED industry language ready to take out LED backlight, reportedPhonearena.com and Korean media ETnews.
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2016-03-16

Soraa Voices Support for TM-30 Color Test in Lighting Industry

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announces its support for advances in color science and the new TM-30 method released by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). TM-30 uses an optimized calculation method to preclude the errors found in the color-rendering index (CRI), the current industry standard.
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2016-03-09

Resins, sheets & films – for a brighter world

Every two years, leaders in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering, house and building automation and software for the construction industry converge on Frankfurt, Germany, March 13-18 for Light + Building. This year, more than 200,000 people and more than 2,500 exhibitors are expected at the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building services. Covestro Deutschland AG will ...
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2016-03-09

Specialty polycarbonates light the way to improved LED performance and quality

Adoption of LED technology continues to accelerate. To keep pace with the ever-evolving technologies and expanding applications, LED manufacturers need materials with outstanding properties. Covestro’s materials tailored for LED applications play a key role in improving LED performance and quality.
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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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