2019-05-24

German LiDAR Company Blickfeld and Koito Partner to Develop LiDAR Integrated Headlight

Blickfeld, a Germany-based LiDAR technology provider, announced its partnership with Koito Manufacturing, the tier-one supplier of exterior automotive lighting, for exploring technologies to develop a LiDAR sensor that can be fully integrated into a headlight. The integration of Blickfeld’s LiDAR into Koito headlamps will enable automobile manufacturers to possess breakthrough LiDAR technology in which the sensor is fully integrated into the vehicle. Blickfeld claims that the integration will facilitate progress in serial Advanced Driver Assistance System...
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2019-05-23

Fluence by Osram Strengthens LED Lighting Solutions in Horticulture for European Market

Targeting the rising trend of indoor and vertical farming, horticulture lighting becomes a major focus for many lighting manufactures and Osram is one of them. The high tech company acquired Fluence Bioengineering, a US-based LED grow light supplier, in 2018. The company has launched LED horticultural lighting solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with supports by Osram. According to Osram, Fluence’s staple full-spectrum LED lighting systems enable growers to achieve higher yields and higher quality than traditional horticultural lightin...
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2019-05-22

TÜV SÜD Expands Its Services by Offering Global Approvals for Lighting in Atlanta

Providing services in testing, inspection, certification and training, TÜV SÜD has added Certification Body Test Lab (CBTL) accreditation in Atlanta and can now test lighting and LED products for compliance in over 40 markets. Lighting, luminaire and LED manufacturers that wish to sell internationally will benefit from a single safety evaluation to the CB Scheme, which provides proof of compliance to safety regulations in over 40 counties. As one of only three organizations in the US with this accreditation, the TÜV SÜD Center of Ex...
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2019-05-22

LG Launches Smart Lighting Control System at LFI 2019

LG Electronics is introducing a new smart lighting control system, the LG Smart Lighting Manager (SLM), a Tier 3 solution that gives customers more options and scalability for a cost-effective alternative to full-scale building management systems at LIGHTFAIR International 2019. LG's SLM is a server-based solution that qualifies for utility-driven rebates, providing a new option to help building owners and operators maximize operational efficiencies with their lighting infrastructure. (Image: LG) "Providing our customers with the tools they ne...
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2019-05-22

Seoul Semiconductor at LFI 2019: Full Spectrum of LED for Human Centric Lighting and UV LED for Horticulture Lighting

Seoul Semiconductor and its division Sensor Electronics Technology, Inc (SETi) and Seoul Viosys are presenting its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs and UV LED products for horticulture lighting applications. The SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs, which produce light that closely matches the spectrum of sunlight, will be featured at LIGHTFAIR with a special room to presenting the SunLike Series LED experience. The full spectrum LEDs of Seoul Semiconductor was recognized by a study that could promote human well-being. The company...
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2019-05-21

WELLMAX to Present Technical Breakthrough – “Bulbized” LED Panel Lights at 2019 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

According to 2018-2019 LED Lighting Market Value Report by LEDinside, LED lighting products continue to go upward in the global market. Among all the fast-growing LED lighting products, LED panel light has grown most robustly driven by universal applications, which significantly brings huge chance to global LED traders. However, opportunity always goes with challenge, the growing demand of LED panel and downlight results in the increasing homogeneity of product solutions and fierce price war, leading to further a more competitive environment in the lighting fixtur...
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2019-05-21

Get Ready to Witness a Lighting Spectacle at LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN

The 7th edition of the much-acclaimed show will be held from June 27-29 in Bangkok this year, and will witness a gathering of notable stakeholders from the LED lighting world. LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN is revered as one of the most popular shows in the ASEAN region. Over the last six years, its organisers have taken the show to new heights, adding some highly relevant and significant facets to its organisation. It is targeted at showcasing the best-in-class lighting innovations and technologies, and will work as a platform for bringing together the who’...
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2019-05-21

ams Partners Ibeo and ZF to Deliver LiDAR Technology for Autonomous Driving

Austria-based sensor developer ams announces that it has signed an agreement to team with Ibeo Automotive Systems, the German specialist for automotive LiDAR sensor technology, and ZF Friedrichshafen, automotive technology developer, to advance LiDAR technology for use in autonomous driving and other applications. The three companies will partner on joint R&D efforts to ensure that this exciting technology can be quickly and safely adopted by 2021. (Image: ams) ams will provide automotive-grade VCSEL arrays and drivers for solid-state LiDAR illumination...
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2019-05-21

Signify Acquires Animal-centric Lighting Companies to Expand Agricultural Lighting

Signify announced that it has acquired two animal lighting specialist Once and iLOX to strengthen its agricultural lighting business. The transactions are expected to close in the second quarter of 2019. Signify did not reveal financial details about the transactions. Once is a based in Minnesota, USA who provide animal-centricl lighting system for agriculture applications. It announced acquisition of the German-based iLOX and its Polish subsidiary in June, 2018. The companies design and manufacture tailor-made lighting systems to improve the quality of life for livest...
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2019-05-20

Telensa to Provide Smart Street Lighting Infrastructure for UK City

Telensa, expert in smart street lighting and smart city applications, announced that it has been selected by the council of Sandwell in UK to provide a smart street lighting solution as part of the region’s 2030 Vision Initiative. The Council plans to install nearly 4,000 lights by 2020, with the intention to increase this to over 11,000 by 2022, which will be wirelessly connected and managed using Telensa’s PLANet system. The Council is also converting all their streetlights to LED as part of the upgrade. PLANet will give the Council control over lighting ...
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2019-05-20

Macedonian Company Looks to Automate Light Environment with Heliospectra’s Solutions for Cannabis Cultivation

Heliospectra, the Swedish horticulture lighting solution provider, announced an order from a Macedonian company who is building a smart production facility for cannabis cultivation in Macedonia. The company decided to automate the light environment using Heliospectra’s fully adjustable ELIXIA LED lighting solutions and helioCORE™ light control system. The company, named Sea of Green (SOG), aims to construct a high-tech indoor production facility for high-quality cannabis production to meet the rising needs in the international market. SOG has chos...
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2019-05-17

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series LEDs Can Promote Human Visual Comfort, Says Study

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs were identified as a key light source for promoting human well-being, based on the results of a recent comprehensive sleep study conducted by scientists at the University of Basel. In collaboration with Toshiba Material’s TRI-R spectrum technology, Seoul Semiconductor developed SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs in 2017, which is the first LED light source to closely match the spectrum of natural sunlight. (Image: Seoul Semiconductor) There has been an increase in research activi...
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2019-05-17

Nichia’s Vitasolis Enables Human Centric Lighting

Nichia Corporation will unveil a state-of-the-art LED spectrum technology, named Vitasolis, at LIGHTFAIR International during May 21 -23). This technology, which will be first incorporated in Nichia’s market leading 757 platform, will help control human circadian rhythm via a unique spectrum meant to stimulate activity. While Nichia previously presented the technology at The Phosphor Global Summit 2019 as well as the 2019 Department of Energy SSL R&D Workshop, Vitasolis will be on display at LIGHTFAIR International within Nichia’s ...
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2019-05-16

Toyoda Gosei Invests In Optics Technology Startup Imuzak for Autonomous Driving Technology Development

Toyoda Gosei, the Japanese industrial group, announced its investment in IMUZAK, a optics technology startup, for strengthening optical modules for autonomous driving technology development. The evolution of autonomous driving technology is expected to increase the need for parts equipped with sensing functions to recognize the surrounding environment, such as nearby vehicles or pedestrians and road configuration, and human-machine interface functions for communication between vehicles and people. Given this trend, Toyoda Gosei is integrating sensors and other electronic co...
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2019-05-14

Cree Completes Sales of Its Lighting Business to Ideal Industries

Cree announced that it has closed sale of its Lighting Products business unit (Cree Lighting) to Ideal Industries. The transaction includes the LED lighting fixtures, lamps and corporate lighting solutions business for commercial, industrial and consumer applications. Cree revealed the sales agreement of its lighting business with Ideal Industries in March. After selling Cree Lighting, the LED company announced its plan to invest US$ 1 billion to expand its silicon carbide capacity to meet the growing demand for silicon carbide and GaN-on-silicon-carbide technolog...
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2019-05-13

Velodyne to Present LiDAR Solutions for Autonomous Vehicles at SmartDrivingCar Summit

Velodyne Lidar is going to demonstrate its LiDAR solutions at the SmartDrivingCar Summit on May 15-16 in Princeton, N.J., USA. The SmartDrivingCar Summit examines the fundamental economic forces of supply, demand, and public oversight driving deployment and commercialization of vehicle autonomy. The event is co-chaired by Professor Alain Kornhauser of Princeton University and features academic, industry, and government experts discussing the safety benefits of self-driving cars, regulatory challenges, mobility and community service benefits, and technology. ...
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2019-05-10

Super Lighting Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against LED Lighting Company MaxLite

Jiaxing Super Lighting Electric Appliance(“Super Lighting”), together with its affiliate Obert, the North American division of Super Lighting, filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against MaxLite. Super Lighting and Obert accused MaxLite of infringing Super Lighting’s patents, including U.S. Patent Nos. 9,689,536; 9,841,174; 9,723,662; 10,208,897; 9,807,826; and 9,897,265, with its LED tube products.  Super Lighting and Obert share a parent company calle...
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2019-05-09

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike LEDs Adopted by Grevin Museum in Paris

Seoul Semiconductor announced that its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs have been adopted by RAMO, a LED lighting manufacturer in France, for downlight fixtures used to illuminate wax figures the Grevin Museum of Paris. Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs produce light that closely matches the spectrum of natural sunlight. The natural spectrum LEDs were co-developed through the combination of Seoul Semiconductor’s optical semiconductor technology and Toshiba Materials’ TRI-R technology, which defines its o...
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2019-05-08

Focal Point Partners BIMsmith to Expand Architectural Lighting Design Resources

Focal Point, a North American manufacturer of commercial lighting solutions, announced its partnership with BIMsmith to expand its suite of free digital Building Information Modeling (BIM) resources for the global architecture and building design community. The partnership involves the addition of more than 150 Focal Point lighting product models to BIMsmith Market, a free cloud platform for architects, designers and contractors to discover and download building product data for use in their design projects. BIMsmith Market simplifies the product research and selec...
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2019-05-07

Orion Lighting and BC Energy Solutions Complete LED Lighting Upgrade Project

Orion Energy Systems (Orion Lighting), LED lighting and energy project solutions provider, and Arizona based energy solutions firm BC Energy Solutions, announced that they have completed US$4.9 million in LED lighting upgrade projects across nine states in the U.S. funded in part by helping clients secure nearly US$1.3 million in electric utility rebates from October 2018 to March 2019. The rebates provide added financial incentives for companies to prioritize their investment in converting to LED lighting systems and controls. In aggregate, the utility reba...
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2019-05-06

OSRAM LS CEO and WELLMAX CEO Visit the State Key Laboratory of Solid State Lighting

Last week, Mr. Herbert Willmy, CEO of OSRAM Lighting Solutions, together with Mr. Wang Yamin, CEO of Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) and WELLMAX’s top executive team, visited the State Key Laboratory of Solid State Lighting (SKL), a world-class LED lighting research center with complete series of cutting-edged testing equipment and the strongest R&D capability. The group has a field tour of the SKL laboratory and held a talk on the future development of the whole lighting industry. OSRAM CEO and WELLMAX C...
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2019-05-03

Plessey to Showcase Its Latest Micro LED Display Solutions at Display Week 2019

UK-based optoelectronic technology solution provider Plessey announced that it will showcase its latest Micro LED display solutions for augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR), head-up/head-mounted displays (HUD/HMDs), smartphones and other display applications at Display Week 2019 held from May 14 to 17 in San Jose, California, USA. Plessey said it will unveil its Micro LED technology breakthroughs and demonstrate why its scalable and repeatable GaN-on-Silicon monolithic process is the solution for next-generation display products. (Image: Plessey) C...
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2019-05-02

MEAN WELL Introduces How to Determine the Correct LED Driver Voltage Range for an LED Application

To select a LED driver with a proper voltage operating range (Constant Current region) may look fairly easy, but this article will explain that it is not that straight forward. Firstly, one has to realize that LED forward voltages are not identical from die to die. Secondly, the LED voltage varies when the junction temperature goes up or down. Since a correct working of the driver is crucial to the functionality and reliability of the lamp, it is worthwhile to look more into details of these factors which affect the LED voltage. This article explains the typical concerns o...
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2019-04-30

Samsung SDS and Telensa Partner for Smart City Infrastructure and Data Solutions

Samsung SDS, the digital arm of Samsung, and Telensa, a leader in smart street lighting and smart city data, announced their partnership for smart city projects. The two companies are collaborating on smart street lighting and the Urban Data Project, a cloud platform that creates a trust infrastructure for urban data which enables cities to collect, protect and use their data for the benefit of all citizens. The first collaboration will be in city projects in Korea, with wider deployments following across Asia Pacific and in the United States. The initial area of collabor...
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2019-04-26

BIOS Lighting Installed Circadian Lighting System in UC San Diego Health for Senior Health Improvement

BIOS Lighting, a specialist in the biological application of LED lighting, announced the installation of LED lighting system in the Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla, USA. The BIOS lights will aid patients and staff in UC San Diego Health’s geriatric emergency department (GED) in two crucial ways: to provide alertness during the daytime hours by adding a heightened amount of circadian signal; and by providing a unique wavelength of light dedicated to visual assessment of patients. (Image: BIOS L...
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2019-04-26

Keynote Addresses at Display Week 2019 Feature Display Industry Leaders from Samsung, Google and BOE

Display Week, the world's leading international technical event and exhibition for electronic display innovation, announces the keynote address topics by three renowned visionaries who lead display technologies and drive product innovation within their enterprises. Collectively these addresses will provide key insights, important perspective and the exciting opportunities on the horizon in the fast-paced and ever-challenging field of display technology development, application and implementation. The keynotes will take place during Display Week 2019, Tuesday, May 14 at 8:30 ...
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2019-04-25

Instrument Systems to Present Advanced Measurement Device for Micro LED and AR/VR Display Applications at Display Week

Instrument Systems, the Munich-based light measurement solutions provider, announced that it will showcase an ultra-high resolution version of its LumiTop targeting Micro LED displays and AR/VR display applications at the Display Week 2019. According to Instrument Systems, the ultra-high resolution LumiTop model merges a 150 megapixel camera with the high-end spectroradiometer CAS 140D to guarantee test accuracy across the whole image of the camera. The resolution of 150 megapixels thereby allows (sub-) pixel level analysis of complete displays in one single shot,...
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2019-04-25

Seoul Semiconductor Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against SATCO

Seoul Semiconductor filed a patent infringement lawsuit for infringement of its LED driver patents against SATCO Products (SATCO). Seoul Semiconductor claimed that SATCO is selling various LED lighting products that infringe 11 patents of Seoul Semiconductor’s LED driver technology, including U.S. Patent 7,081,722, U.S. Patent 9,807,828; U.S. Patent 8,513,899; and U.S. Patent 8,716,946. The asserted LED driver patents are widely used in replacement bulbs in the form of incandescent or fluorescent lamps, wall-mount lights, and ceiling ...
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2019-04-23

Picosun’s ALD Technology Helps to Boost Micro LED Brightness

Picosun Group, supplier of AGILE ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) thin film coating solutions, announced that its ALD technology was used to successfully boost Micro LED performance. Offering compact size, low power consumption, superior brightness and energy efficiency, greater contrast and color saturation, ultra-high resolution, flexibility and good reliability, Micro LEDs are currently actively studied and developed at the leading electronics manufacturers and R&D institutes around the world. However, Micro LED technology has certain drawbacks that h...
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2019-04-19

LRC Establishes Industry Consortium to Link 3D Printing Technology and Lighting

Building upon the progress made during a recent workshop, the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has formally established the Additive Manufacturing for Lighting Consortium. The consortium will help bridge the knowledge gap between the lighting and 3D printing industries and build a collaboration for successful adoption of additive manufacturing for high-quality, value-added lighting. The consortium, composed of lighting and 3D printer and material manufacturers, convened its first meeting on April 2 and is now setting a course to underst...
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TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE

The German chemistry giant BASF has revealed its development of dark automotive paint colors that are reflective to LiDAR for enhancing the detecting function of autonomous cars. LiDAR plays a critical role to the development of autonomous veh... READ MORE