2018-07-20

Nitride Filed Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Digi-Key and RayVio in Tokyo

On July 12, 2018 (Japan time), Nitride Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ("Nitride") filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court against Digi-Key Corporation d/b/a Digi-Key Electronics ("Digi-Key"), which sells UV-LED products on the internet that are manufactured by RayVio Corporation ("RayVio"), a CA-based UV-LED manufacturer, and RayVio. In the complaint, Nitride is seeking injunction(including destruction of infringing products) and damages, asserting that Digi-Key and RayVio infringe Nitride’s patent (JP 3,285,341, “Method for Manufacturing Gallium Nitride Compound Semiconductor”) by manufacturing and selling the UV-LED products
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2018-07-19

Altman Lighting Illuminates Art Exhibition in South Korea

The luxury brand Louis Vuitton has been touring around the world with its exhibition “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez - Louis Vuitton” which tells the history of the brand. At the stop in Seoul, South Korea, the exhibition was lit with lighting solutions which set 260 Gallery LED luminaires from Altman Lighting with the design created by Baesung Kim.
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2018-07-18

Changelight Orders MOCVD System for Mini LED from AIXTRON

AIXTRON, a German deposition equipment supplier reported that the Chinese chip maker Changelight has ordered AIX 2800G4-TM MOCVD systems to expand its production capacities for arsenide-phosphide-based red, orange and yellow LEDs (ROY LED) and solar cells.
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2018-07-16

Mitsubishi Electric Supplies Terminal Doppler Lidar to Improve Flight Traffic Safety at Nice Airport

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced that the company will supply a Terminal Doppler Lidar system (DIABREZZATM A Series) to Côte d'Azur Airport in Nice, France with the cooperation of the French national meteorological service, Météo-France. 
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2018-07-09

Epistar Corporation Announces Settlement Of Patent Litigation With All Star Lighting Supplies Inc.

Epistar Corporation (“Epistar”) announced today that it agreed to settle its patent litigation against All Star Lighting Supplies, Inc., d/b/a Luxrite (“All Star Lighting”) pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, for selling LED filament bulbs manufactured by Foshan Electrical and Lighting Co., Ltd. (“Foshan”) that were unlicensed and infringe Epistar’s light-emitting diode (“LED”) filament patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 7,355,208, 7,489,068, 7,560,738, 8,791,467, 9,065,022) and sold to All Star Lighting. 
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2018-07-05

Varroc Lighting Acquires Turkish Automotive Firm

Varroc Lighting, a U.S. based exterior vehicle lighting supplier, announced its acquisition of a Turkish company, Sa-Ba Automotive. The acquisition will enable Varro Lighting to gain production capacity and to expand into Turkey and Europe. 
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2018-07-05

Volvo Cars Invests in LiDAR Maker Luminar

LiDAR plays a key role in applications of intelligent transportation such as automatic vehicles. With the understanding, Volvo Cars announced its investment in Luminar, a U.S. based start-up developing advanced LiDAR sensor for self-driving cars.
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2018-07-04

Velodyne LiDAR Sensor and Renovo System to Drive Automatic Vehicles

Velodyne LiDAR reported its new sensor Velodyne VLS-128™ has become part of the Renovo reference configuration for automated vehicles powered by the Renovo AWare™ operating system. The combination of the hardware from Velodyne LiDAR and the software from Renovo helps to increase the reliability and safety for autonomous vehicles in complex driving conditions.
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2018-07-04

OSRAM Continental Joint Venture Initiates Operations for Advancing Automotive Lighting

OSRAM and Continental have finished the negotiation and approval process and launched OSRAM Continental GmbH joint venture that started to operate from July 2nd 2018. OSRAM Continental plans to employ around 1,500 people worldwide and to move the headquarters from Munich to Garching.
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2018-07-03

Magna Buys Olsa and Expands Lighting Business

Canadian automotive components supplier, Magna, announced that the company has signed a deal to buy Olsa S.p.A, an Italian automotive lighting producer for approximately 230 million euros. The acquisition will extend Magna’s capability of producing lighting product from designing to manufacturing. 
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2018-07-03

Osram Appoints Jes Munk Hansen as CEO for the U.S.

Osram has appointed Jes Munk Hansen as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the US, and Head of Global Sales for all business units. Hansen had served in different roles at Osram and as CEO in LEDVANCE from 2015-2017.
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2018-07-02

Edmund Optics Selects Ion Beam Sputtering System from Veeco

Edmund Optics, the U.S. based optical components supplier, has ordered the Spector Ion Beam Sputtering System from Veeco Instruments. The new capability will support Edmund Optics to expand portfolio of high quality laser optics for infrared, visible, and ultraviolet systems.
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2018-06-26

Nichia and Lowe’s Have Reached a Settlement

Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) and Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and L G Sourcing, Inc. have reached a settlement in the cases titled Nichia Corporation v. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. et al., Case No. 2:16-cv-00613-JRG (filed in the Eastern Districts of Texas); Nichia Corporation v. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. et al., Case No. 5:16-cv-00142-MOC-DSC (filed in the Western District of North Carolina); and Nichia Corporation v. Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC et al., Case No. 2:16-cv-01455-JRG (filed in the Eastern Districts of Texas), mutually agreeing to dismissal of the lawsuits. While the terms of the agreement are confidential, both parties are pleased with the result. Nichia’s suits against VIZIO(1)(2)(3) and Feit(4)(5) in the Central District of California remain ongoing.
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2018-06-12

The LED Bulb Expert Shares Smart Lighting Insights at GILE

The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) ends its 23rd session at the China Import and Export Fair Complex on June 12th. This year, more than 2,000 companies from 22 countries exhibited during the fair. As a leading brand in lighting industry, Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) gathered attentions from industry experts and introduced its latest LED technologies, solutions and insights.
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2018-06-05

WELLMAX will Introduce New LED Solution on the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2018

The upcoming Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) is the most influential and professional lighting event in Asia, providing visitors with comprehensive information of the latest developments and trends of the lighting industry. Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX), as the top company in LED industry, will participate in this event to showcase its latest LED technologies at booth A29, hall 4.1 from June 9th – 12th. 
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2018-06-04

Three Keys That Can Help You Smoothly Implement LED SKD Model Locally

China is well-known as the world’s center of LED design and manufacturing, with complete and mature LED lighting value chain in place for many years. As the LED Bulb Expert and the top LED bulb manufacturer in China, Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) has rich experience in handling SKD projects. The company has successfully helped customers from Egypt, India and South America to set up SKD assembly lines. Today, we will tell you the secret behind their success stories. 
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2018-05-24

Altman Lighting Provides an LED Retrofit Solution for St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

In 1946, more than 100 founding parishioners came together to build a community where families could worship as one, establishing the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Community. Built around a host of ministries that include a school, an early childhood center, and various summer programs, the sanctuary within the community is relied upon as part of the foundation for spiritual growth. With an outdated lighting system which needed replacement, the church worked with the Houston-based manufacturers rep LESCO Lighting Technology who installed a bright and energy-efficient worship design using Chalice LED downlights and Pegasus LED Fresnels from Altman Lighting.
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2018-05-22

Nichia Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against ASUS JAPAN and Its Distributor

On May 18, 2018, Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court against ASUS JAPAN Inc., a Japanese affiliate of Taiwanese ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (“ASUS”), and SYNNEX Infotec Corporation, a distributor of ASUS JAPAN Inc., seeking a compensation for damages.
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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

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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2018-05-15

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

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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2018-05-11

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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2018-05-10

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

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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2018-05-08

Epistar and Kaistar Conclude LED Filament Patents License

EPISTAR announced it has reached agreement with KAISTAR lighting (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.(Kaistar). The LED filament bulb products of Kaistar and its subsidiaries are licensed under Epistar’s filament patents. 
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2018-05-08

WiZ Connected Adds New 10 North American Companies to OEM Partner Program

The WiZ Connected program launched in March allowing OEM partners to integrating the WiZ Connected Controller into their LED driver, to offer their customers full control of their lighting experience through WiFi connectivity and Bluetooth Low Energy capability via the world-class Android and iOS WiZ consumer and WiZ Pro apps, and through cloud web services for greater interoperability and scalability together with flexible multi-user control capability.
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2018-05-08

LG Innotek to Introduce Advanced UV LED in RadTech 2018

LG Innotek today announced it will participate in RadTech 2018, North America's largest UV fair in Chicago, Illinois, on the 7th to 9th of this month.
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For the LED driver product line, wide AC voltage input range (180 ~ 528VAC) HVGC family, MEAN WELL now launches HVGC-650 series to offer more choices of high power products.

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