2017-07-26

Bulbs.com Has Launched A New Assortment of Horticulture Grow Bulbs and Kits

Bulbs.com, the web's lightbulb superstore has launched a select assortment of horticulture grow lights in various sizes and types to fit most indoor gardening needs. Bulbs.com now carries an assortment of the following horticulture lights...
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2017-07-26

Monocrystal Delivers 150-millionth TIE

Monocrystal, a global leader in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, celebrates the shipment of its 150-millionth two-inch equivalent product.
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2017-07-26

First Printer In India With Two-Module LED-UV Curing System From AMS Spectral UV Shares Results

AB Print Pack of Delhi has become the first packaging printer in India to have a press equipped with a two-module LED-UV curing system from AMS Spectral UV – A Baldwin Technology Company, according to the country’s exclusive provider of the leading LED-UV curing technology, APL Machinery of Faridabad.
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2017-07-26

IR WORKshop First Time in the US

LASER COMPONENTS USA, specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, announces that it will sponsor the 4th International WORKshop on Infrared Technologies for a broad audience of leading IR experts. The event will take place at Arizona State University on November 8 - 9, 2017 in Tempe, AZ, USA.
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2017-07-26

Tri-State LED Selected for LED Retrofit of Connecticut-Based Interstate + Lakeland Lumber Stores

Tri-State LED, a division of Revolution Lighting Technologies, announced that it has been selected for a series of LED lighting retrofits with Interstate + Lakeland Lumber, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of building materials. The retrofit is currently taking place throughout the company's Connecticut locations in Bethel, Newtown, Stamford and Greenwich and involves the complete retrofit of existing fluorescent lighting to reduce overall lighting energy use throughout the facilities by more than 60%.
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2017-07-26

Elemental LED Announces Expanded Role for Seasoned Sales Leader

Elemental LED, a U.S. based engineering and technology company that manufactures LED lighting solutions announced today the promotion of Thomas Howe to VP of Sales.  In this position Mr. Howe will be responsible for both Diode LED and Business Solutions sales divisions.
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2017-07-24

Can Chinese LED Makers Change Rules of Patent Market in the Post Oligopoly Era?

For a long time, Nichia, Osram Opto., Cree, Toyota Gosei and Lumileds have jointly shaped an enormous and powerful patent shield with cross-license agreements within the world LED industry and the five lighting goliaths have been charging, more or less, whoever tried to sell LED products abroad. However, as those patents are about to expire, Taiwan- and Korea-based Companies rise with their new patents and the expansion of Chinese businesses is posing threats, the industry is slowing transitioning away from the old oligopoly.
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2017-07-23

All You Need to Know About Micro LED in 1H17

The LED industry had quite a peaceful time in 1H17. Apart from a few M&As, the most-discussed technology would be Micro LED. Lots of high-tech giants worldwide have already started a series of R&D and the number of participants is getting bigger. The supply chain of Micro LED, although of limited mature technologies, is slowly shaping up. Here, LEDinside lists out major events and milestones made on the path of developing Micro LED in the first half of 2017.
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2017-07-21

Kyulux and WiseChip to Jointly Commercialize TADF and Hyperfluorescence OLED Product

Kyulux, Inc., expertizing in next generation organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology, and WiseChip, a noted manufacturer of organic light emitting diode (OLED) products, announced that the two companies plan to release a commercial product utilizing 4th generation Hyperfluorescence OLED light emission technology. This will be the first commercial product using this new generation of organic compounds in a commercial display product.
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2017-07-21

Samsung Debuts World’s First Cinema LED Display

Samsung Electronics announced it has installed its first ever commercial Cinema LED Screen at Lotte Cinema World Tower in Korea. Designed as a High Dynamic Range (HDR) LED theater display, the Cinema LED Screen creates a more captivating and vibrant viewing experience through next-generation picture quality and true-to-life audio thanks to collaboration with HARMAN Professional Solutions.
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2017-07-21

Digital Lumens Introduces New Wireless Sensor to Integrated Third-Party High Bay and Vapor Tight LED Lighting Fixtures

Digital Lumens, who expertizes in intelligent LED lighting and sensor-based smart building applications, unveiled the DLA-V, a new Digital Light Agent™ (DLA) lighting control designed for a direct connection to 0-10V dimming drivers, and plug-compatible with all standard industrial sensor interfaces. The DLA-V transforms any high-bay or linear LED fixture from any manufacturer into a completely networked-controlled smart lighting node.
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2017-07-21

Unity Connected Building Intelligence by Peoples Electric Combines Smart Lighting with Building Systems

Peoples Electric Company, a full-service electrical and building controls contractor, introduced its Unity Connected Building Intelligence smart lighting and building automation solution. Instead of approaching lighting, HVAC and other major building functions separately, Unity offers a single technology platform for HVAC and lighting controls with a front end that can integrate with access control, low-voltage communications, fire alerts and renewables, among other building systems. Unity leverages the latest in money- and energy-saving LED lighting and controls with the data-sharing capabilities and scalability of the Internet of Things (IoT).
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2017-07-21

AVX Corporation Announces a Definitive Agreement to Acquire the Transportation, Sensing, & Control Division of TT Electronics PLC

AVX Corporation today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Transportation, Sensing & Control division (hereinafter called TS&C), from the UK company, TT Electronics PLC.
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2017-07-21

Smart LED Lighting and City Data could help cities reduce CO2 emissions by over 60% to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

Philips Lighting announced a new report jointly produced by Philips Lighting and the World Council on City Data (WCCD) which reveals that cities could make energy savings and CO2 emission reductions of almost two-thirds through the introduction of smart LED street lighting.
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2017-07-19

Atop HortiBar LED Interlighting Grow Light for Horticulture Lighting

Recently Atop Horticulture Lighting released a new series of interlighting LED Grow Light, specially for the Cucumber, Tomato, Pepper and some Canopy plants. The Inter lighting design can let the pant absorb the lighting completely, then increase yield.
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2017-07-19

BMW i Ventures Leads Strategic Investment in GaN Systems

GaN Systems, the world’s leading provider of GaN power transistors, announced the closing of an investment round led by BMW’s investment arm, BMW i Ventures. Consistent with its investment strategy, BMW i Ventures recognizes that GaN Systems’ products maximize the efficiency of electronic systems while dramatically reducing size, weight and overall system cost. The investment will be used to expand global sales and accelerate new product development. BMW i Ventures joins the existing investors: BDC Capital, Chrysalix Venture Capital, Cycle Capital Management, RockPort Capital and Tsing Capital.
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2017-07-19

Revolution Lighting's BAA/TAA Compliant Tubes Selected for Federal/Military Lighting Projects

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. ("Revolution Lighting"), a global provider of advanced LED lighting solutions, today announced that since the opening of its state of the art Simi Valley production and warehouse facility in March 2017, the Company continues to penetrate the federal and military sector through energy savings performance contract wins (ESPC), producing more than 205,000 (BAA) and Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliant LED tubes for federal and military lighting projects. 
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2017-07-18

Zumtobel Group Named Official Lighting Partner for New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Zumtobel Group, a leading supplier of innovative lighting solutions and services, has been announced as the official lighting partner for the new North London stadium of English Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur.
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2017-07-18

NAILD Launches Lighting Controls Training

Keeping with its long-standing tradition of cutting-edge, education products, the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) has opened registration for its much-anticipated Lighting Specialist-Controls certificate training program, the organization announced today.
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2017-07-18

Energy Department Invests $8 Million in Efficient Lighting R&D

The Energy Department is announcing funding for seven R&D projects that will support key scientific advancements in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The projects will help accelerate the development of high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting products that can significantly reduce energy costs for American families and businesses by using less electricity than products currently in use, and ensure that the U.S. remains a global leader in SSL innovation.
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2017-07-17

The New Merivaara Q-Flow Surgical Light Can Reduce the Risk of Hospital Infections

The Merivaara Q-Flow surgical light improves the working environment in operating rooms, and also offers a new way to reduce the risk of infections.
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2017-07-17

Philips Lighting Commits More Than 2,000 LED Lightbulbs to NEA’s Household Energy-saving Challenge

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, announced its support to the National Environment Agency (NEA)’s “Energy-Saving Challenge”, taking place from 1 July 2017 to 30 September 2017. It aims to distribute more than 2,000 energy-efficient LED light bulbs to participating households who sign up at the challenge roadshows.
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2017-07-17

LumiGrow Brings Smart Horticultural Lighting to Cultivate'17

Cultivate ’17, North America’s largest horticultural tradeshow is set to use the entirety of the newly expanded and renovated Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC). AmericanHort’s Cultivate’17, July 15-18 in Columbus, OH, is the horticulture industry’s renowned professional development event with the largest all-industry trade show. AmericanHort estimates about 10,000 attendees, more than 125 educational sessions and close to 700 exhibitors.
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2017-07-17

The Reshuffle in Chinese LED Chip Industry

The China LED chip industry is highly concentrated at this point. It is undergoing an reshuffle and slowly transitioning to a dynamic where LED chip and package behemoths San’an Opto and HC SemiTek pretty much lead and even control the pack. In the face of upcoming capacity expansion from major manufacturers, is there really a way for other SMEs to sail through such turbulent waters?
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2017-07-14

Osram and Continental in Talks for Automotive Lighting JV

Osram is planning on establishing a joint venture with Continental, a German automotive manufacturing company, to develop products for automotive lighting, reported Reuters.
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2017-07-14

MLS and Honglitronic Continued to Lead the pack of Chinese Lighting LED Packagers for 2016, Says LEDinside

LED lighting is the major momentum driving the LED industry forward, according to LEDinside's 2017 Chinese LED Chip and Package Industry Report. Despite the fact that other market segments such as fine-pitch display are growing relatively fast, LED lighting still witnessed most growth. Stats from LEDinside reported the Chinese lighting LED industry has reached a market value of RMB 25.9 billion in 2017, with an increase of 9% YoY. In the China market, domestic manufacturers gradually became major suppliers of lighting LED sources. The table shown b...
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2017-07-13

SemiLEDs Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results

SemiLEDs Corporation, “SemiLEDs” or the “Company,” a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, ended May 31, 2017.
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2017-07-13

Transcend Lighting Launches “Next Gen” Chip Technology

Transcend Lighting, Inc., leader in LED horticulture lighting, announced today it will be incorporating its next generation LED chip technology into its grow light fixtures. As a result of the chip upgrade, Transcend’s LED grow lights will compete at the highest energy efficiency levels in the industry.
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2017-07-13

HTC Accused of White LED Patent Infringement by Nichia, Again

Nichia, the noted Japan-based LED firm, on 29th June filed a lawsuit with the Düsseldorf District Court in Germany against Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC Corp. and e-commerce solution provider Digital River Ireland Ltd., accusing them of the infringement of its LED patent.
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2017-07-13

Düsseldorf District Court Finds Infringement of Nichia's YAG Patent by Everlight's Subsidiary WOFI Leuchten

The court rendered the judgment in favor of Nichia's claims for permanent injunction, also rendering of accounts and damages. Furthermore, the court confirmed Nichia's claim for recall of the accused products from the commercial customers and destruction of the accused products being owned or in possession by WOFI. The judgment is not final and can be appealed.
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XtraLight Manufacturing, an expert in commercial LED light fixtures, has recently initiated an additional focus on data center LED lighting. This comes after research has found that data centers can reduce energy consumption by ... READ MORE

Whilst there is a wide variety of standard sizes and standard powers and outputs of LED modules available on the market, most luminaire designers would agree that bespoke made-to-measure LED modules are preferable from a performance and design... READ MORE