2018-05-17

TILS 2018: Epistar’s Relentless Effort to Protect Its LED Filament Patents

In March, LEDinside witnessed a Chinese lighting company being caught red-handed for showcasing patent-infringing LED filament bulbs at Light + Building 2018. Slightly later than that, we also learnt Epistar has approached and initiated talks with a few companies for IP collaborations at that fair. At TILS 2018 in April, LEDinside interviewed Epistar and got more details about the matter.
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2018-05-17

Smart Cannabis Sells 60 of Its New Efficient Grow Light Fixtures in First Week on Market

Smart Cannabis Corp. announced an immediate sale of 60 of their new Multi Spectrum Grow Light fixtures within days of presenting them to the marketplace.
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2018-05-17

A Milestone for CFLD Industrial Clusters: The Launch of China's First 6th-generation Fully Flexible AMOLED Production Line

On May 17th, Visionox (Gu'an) 6th-generation fully flexible AMOLED (active-matrix organic light emitting diode) production line, China's first 6th-generation fully flexible AMOLED production line, was put into operation in Gu'an New Industry City in Hebei Province. Featuring a designed productivity of 30,000 substrates per month, the production line can meet the display demands of approximately 100 million intelligent terminal devices.
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2018-05-17

Signify Lights up Schools Around the World with Its 'Light for Better Learning' Campaign

Signify announced it will light up over 90 schools around the world through its 'Light for Better Learning' campaign in celebration of UNESCO's first International Day of Light. Through this campaign the Signify Foundation improves learning opportunities for young people in on- and off-grid communities by providing lighting to schools and workshops on energy efficiency and climate change.
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2018-05-16

[Exclusive] GaN-on-Si Paves the Way for the Micro LED Ecosystem, ALLOS CEO Says

Germany-based IP licensing company ALLOS Semiconductors sees itself as the leading provider of GaN-on-Si wafer technology for LED, power and RF applications and claims to have the best performance in the market with respect to essential properties like crystal quality, uniformity, and low wafer bow.
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2018-05-16

Osram Acquires Stake in Montreal-based Horticulture Start-up Motorleaf

Osram’s venture capital arm, Fluxunit, has acquired a stake in Canadian startup Motorleaf, an artificial intelligence company focused on bringing actionable, datadriven insights to greenhouse and indoor farm operators.
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2018-05-16

Philips Lighting Officially Becomes Signify

Philips Lighting today announced that the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) adopted the proposal to amend the articles of association of the company to change its name from Philips Lighting N.V. to Signify N.V.
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2018-05-15

What Can New LED Lighting Technology Bring to People? The iDAPT Shows Consumers New Way of Enjoying Lighting

On this year’s Light+ Building in Frankfurt Germany, the LED Bulb Expert- Shanghai Wellmax Lighting Industry (WELLMAX) officially introduced its patented iDAPT technology for LED light bulbs, attracting global attentions; on the Spring Canton Fair last month in Guangzhou, WELLMAX’s iDAPT technology again became the star of the fair, breaking sales records. With such popular demand from the global market, the iDAPT technology has become a rising star in the LED lighting industry.
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2018-05-15

VividColor Open license for HDR and Micro-LED Development Announced at DisplayWeek 2018

At SID DisplayWeek 2018 in Los Angeles CA, PixelDisplay  will be presenting at the SID/DSCC Investor Conference. PixelDisplay will also be demonstrating VividColor HDR™ enabled displays in the SID Exhibition hall. 
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2018-05-15

Philips Lighting Completes Cancellation of 2.2 Million Shares

Philips Lighting has completed the cancellation of 2.2 million shares that it repurchased from Royal Philips in February 2018 for an aggregate amount of EUR 71 million.
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2018-05-15

LumEfficient’s LiFi Wins LIGHTFAIR Award for with a Faster, More Secure Internet Using Beams of Light

LumEfficient received an Innovation Award at this year’s LIGHTFAIR, held May 8-10th. The LFI Innovation Awards, judged by an independent panel of esteemed lighting professionals, recognize distininnovations from more than 500 of the world’s leading manufacturers across the lighting industry.
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2018-05-15

LRC Releases New Report on LED Horticultural Lighting Systems

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has published a new report on the energy and economic performance of LED horticultural luminaires. The LRC evaluated key factors such as power demand, life-cycle cost, luminaire intensity distribution, and luminaire shading. Of particular importance is the fact that the LRC considered the effectiveness of the entire lighting system for a controlled growing environment.
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2018-05-15

Philips Lighting Share Repurchase Periodic Update

Philips Lighting announced that it has repurchased 338,652 shares in the period May 7, 2018 to May 11, 2018. The shares were repurchased at an average price of EUR 26.26 per share and an aggregate amount of EUR 8.89 million.
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2018-05-14

“Eyes on the World” -----BMTC Releases Its Global TV Backlighting Strategy

In order to conform to the development trend of TVs, and combing with the accurate judgment of the development of the TV market, BMTC has released its global TV backlighting strategy for 2018. The strategy covers a comprehensive layout in terms of technology and patent, which aims to seize market opportunities and strive for market commanding heights.
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2018-05-14

Philips Lighting Acquires Chinese Urban Lighting Company LiteMagic Technologies

Philips Lighting announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Shenzhen LiteMagic Technologies Co., Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer and seller of lighting luminaires and control systems for urban and façade lighting.
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2018-05-14

Macroblock: A Micro LED Display Prototype Will Come Out in 2H19

LED driver IC specialist Macroblock reported a gross margin of 34.2% for the first quarter of 2018, reaching new high over the past two years. The company expects its 2Q18 revenue to increase by 20% QoQ after its driver IC is chosen and successfully adopted in Samsung’s display products.
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2018-05-14

Samsung Showcases Latest QLED TVs in Vietnam

Samsung Electronics said on May 10 it released the latest QLED TVs in Vietnam, seeking to penetrate deeper into a market with considerable demand for large displays.
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2018-05-14

Leyard and Planar Complete Acquisition of eyevis

Leyard and Planar, specialized in visualization products, announced May 10 that they have completed the acquisition of eyevis, which includes the company Teracue. In line with the announcement earlier in April, Leyard and Planar have completed the acquisition process.
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2018-05-14

7 Chinese Companies That Might Be Interested in Bidding for GE Lighting

As GE lighting is still a strong brand in North America, it is expected a number of Chinese LED and lighting firms will scramble for the sale. In this regard, LEDinside looked into the Chinese lighting industry and found out a few firms that might be interested in buying GE’s assets.
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2018-05-14

Philips Lighting Launches Cloud-based App Enabling Architectural Lighting Management

Philips Lighting launched a new cloud-based Scene management app that enables businesses to quickly and effortlessly change a building’s architectural lighting using your smartphone or tablet. The app, specially designed for use on smart devices, further illustrates the company’s leadership in connected lighting and lighting for the Internet of Things.
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2018-05-11

Epistar: Mini LED Will Hit Mass Production in the Second Half of 2018

Taiwanese LED chip maker Epistar in 2017 went through a financial turnaround and reported a share dividend of NTD 0.8. In wake of lukewarm market demand, the company’s 2Q18 results showed declinces. Its plan to mass produce Mini LED products is scheduled in the second half of 2018.
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2018-05-11

LG Aadopts Google Assistant for Latest OLED TVs

LG Electronics said Wednesday (May 9) its latest OLED TVs released in the United States come with features that allow them to be connected to the Google Assistant voice recognition system.
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2018-05-11

LG Next-Generation Smart Lighting Solutions Make Commercial Installation, Connectivity Easier

LED lighting technology specialist LG Electronics has unveiled next-generation smart lighting advancements with greater flexibility and connectivity options. The super-efficient new LG "Simple Choice" LED high bay lights and LG "Sensor Connect" application were introduced at LIGHTFAIR International 2018.
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2018-05-11

Smart Home Lighting Gets Smarter with Major Philips Hue App Update

Philips Lighting will roll out a major update to its Philips Hue app for iOS and Android-based devices this month. Consumers will enjoy new features as well as enhancements of existing app capabilities, so they can easily and quickly personalize and control the Philips Hue lighting system for the home.
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2018-05-11

Foxconn Invests in Epileds as Part of Its Micro LED R&D Plan

While more companies join in the development of Micro LED, only a few are able to manufacture RGB Micro LED chips. Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn is reported to acquire shares of Epileds, a Taiwan-based LED wafer and chip maker, from Catcher Technology, specialized in light metal technology and originally a shareholder of Epileds.
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2018-05-10

Current by GE Announces Its Broadest Portfolio of New Product Releases

Current, powered by GE is unveiling a series of new products at LIGHTFAIR International in Chicago that expand the company’s portfolio of retrofit, connected and specialized LED and controls offerings. The business is displaying several proprietary technologies that spotlight its continued focus on the digital transformation of lighting infrastructure.
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2018-05-10

Tuya Smart Launches U.S. Sales, R&D Office to Facilitate Smart Device Production

Tuya Smart, a China-based global AI/IoT platform company, is expanding its business with the opening of a U.S. sales and R&D office in Silicon Valley. The company is bringing its one-stop shop solution to device manufacturers so that any standard ‘dumb’ device can be transformed into a smart one, ready for production in less than two weeks.
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2018-05-10

Epistar Files U.S. Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against V-TAC USA

On May 7, 2018, Epistar filed a patent infringement lawsuit against V-TAC USA Corp. (“V-TAC”) in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on May 7, 2018. The complaint asserts that V-TAC’s LED filament bulbs infringe seven Epistar patents and seeks injunctive relief to halt further sale of the infringing products.
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2018-05-10

Firefly LiFi Brings Low Cost 5G Wireless Backhaul Bridges to Smart City Networks

Firefly LiFi, a manufacturer of Visible Light Communications (VLC) and Infrared Light Communications (ILC) LiFi products, announced that it is bringing affordable backhaul connectivity to 5G Smart City networks and the security camera market, using LED technology.
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2018-05-10

Epistar, Kaistar Team up to Strengthen Validity of LED Filament Patents

Epistar yesterday announced it has agreed with Kaistar Lighting on the licensing of LED filament patents. The LED filament bulb products manufactured by Kaistar and its subsidiaries (including Bridgelux, SINOTRON Lighting, and Interlight Optotech) are licensed under Epistar’s filament patents.
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Luminus Devices, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, has expanded its horticulture LED portfolio with new SST-20 series white LEDs to complement the extensive range of discrete wavelengths from UVA (365... READ MORE

The significant drop in light output (green gap phenomenon) exhibited by green LEDs has often been the cause of efficiency problems and high costs in customer applications. For its indium gallium nitride (InGaN)-based green LEDs, Osram Opto Se... READ MORE