2019-07-17

Signify Partners Real Estate Developers to Provide Its Lighting Solutions for IoT Connection and Innovative Farming

Signify announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Diamond Developers, a Dubai-based sustainable communities builder, as part of their mutual commitment to utilize creative and innovative technologies and solutions designed to promote sustainability. The agreement is a testament to a collaborative approach that seeks to accelerate innovation in sustainable energy and vertical farming. The agreement is built on two pillars of collaboration; the first pillar is centered on providing advanced lighting solutions and innovations that contribute to the city&...
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2019-07-17

Velodyne Lidar’s Sensors Power Kaarta Mobile 3D Mapping

Velodyne Lidar announced Kaarta has included Velodyne’s smart, powerful lidar technology in Kaarta’s new Stencil 2-32 ground surface mapping solution. Equipped with Velodyne LiDAR, Stencil 2-32 scans ground level surfaces, mapping items such as curbs, manholes, signs, poles, and other features at a fraction of the cost of traditional mobile mapping systems. The Stencil platform helps enable city planning for infrastructure improvements as well as parking and traffic management. The 3D data generated by Stencil 2-32 can be utilized for a range of applications ...
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2019-07-16

Telensa Supports Smart Street Lighting System in New Zealand City

Telensa, the UK-based smart street lighting and smart city solution provider, announced that its smart streetlight system has been selected by Dunedin City Council (DCC) in New Zealand as part of a contract with Broadspectrum to upgrade Dunedin’s streetlighting network. There are approximately 15,000 high-pressure sodium streetlights on the Dunedin streetlight network. These lights are reaching the end of their useful life and are being converted by Broadspectrum to LEDs, which will be wirelessly connected and managed by Telensa’s PLANet system. PL...
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2019-07-16

LiDAR Company Quanergy Expands its Market to South America

LiDAR sensor manufacturer Quanergy announced its distribution partnership with Ingram Micro Brazil, a subsidiary of Ingram Micro for expanding it market penetration into South America. Ingram Micro will provide Quanergy’s LiDAR technology to a range of diverse industries focusing on bringing connected IoT solutions to companies across mining, transportation, security, energy, and finance. (Image: Quanergy) "Quanergy’s LiDAR solution complements our security and IoT portfolio," said Alexandre Nakano, Director of Security and Ne...
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2019-07-15

Current by GE Teams Hort America to Offer LED Horticulture Solutions for the North America Market

Current, powered by GE announced Hort Americas as its sole distributor for LED horticulture lighting solutions in North America. At Cultivate 2019, Hort Americas showcased Current by GE’s new Arize Element Top Light, which is an one-for-one LED replacement for a double-ended 1000-watt high pressure sodium (HPS) fixture. Current worked closely with its customers to design a top light with efficacy levels up to 3.5 micromoles per joule that supports universal installation, enabling growers to grow more and consume less in any region. Combined with advan...
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2019-07-12

Luminar Drives Expansion into Automotive Market with Over US$250 Million Fund

US-based LiDAR startup Luminar announced that it is entering the consumer automotive and commercial trucking markets with a sensing and perception platform called Iris. After three years of stealth development and continuously increasing funds, the company revealed its perception software built on its LiDAR sensing platform. (Image: Luminar) A recent addition of US$100 million, along with previously unannounced capital, brings the company’s total raised to date to more than $250 million. Major financial investors include G2VP, two of the most prominent sover...
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2019-07-12

Israel Smart Lighting Company Juganu Announces US$23 Million Fund

Juganu, an Israeli company developing and manufacturing innovative LED lighting systems, announced the completion of a financing round, led by Viola Growth, totaling about US$23 million. Other investors include OurCrowd and a Mexican investment fund. Juganu integrates LED lighting technology, sensors and infrastructure with AI, building a proprietary "Digital World" technology in cooperation with software and hardware technology market leaders. The company provides a response for communications and services challenges in public and commercial spaces. (I...
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2019-07-11

Velodyne Lidar Supports Idriverplus’s Smart Autonomous Vehicles

Velodyne Lidar announced that Idriverplus, a China-based company who commercialized driverless technology, is using Velodyne’s groundbreaking LiDAR sensors in a range of autonomous driving products. Velodyne has strategically teamed with Idriverplus to help Idriverplus with its efforts for mass production of commercial autonomous vehicles, which include street cleaners, passenger cars, and logistics vehicles. Velodyne LiDAR sensors are used in all Idriverplus self-driving vehicles, providing rich computer perception data that allows real-time object and free space ...
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2019-07-11

Samsung Partners WiSilica to Build IoT Smart Lighting Solutions

WiSilica, an IoT solution provider, and Samsung Electronics’ LED Business Team, announced their strategic partnership in developing next-gen IoT solutions for lighting. With the affiliation, the companies aim to create unified experiences in human-centric lighting, wireless controls, and energy efficiency. WiSilica is known for its location-aware IoT platform, ARIXA, which combines smart lighting and real time location services. The platform integrates hardware, middleware, cloud, and application interfaces to power a wide range of business applications. W...
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2019-07-09

Quanergy Announces Its LiDAR Solution Selected by South Korea’s Major Security Facility

LiDAR provider Quanergy Systems announced that its proprietary LiDAR perimeter security system, QORTEX DTC Solution, will be used to protect a large scale security facility in South Korea. The company is expanding its business in the APAC region with the installation which includes the mass deployment of LiDAR sensors and software licenses. Quanergy’s solution combines hardware and software platform solution consisting of its M8 LiDAR sensor and QORTEX artificial intelligence perception software. The patented M8 LiDAR sensor allows a ...
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2019-07-05

ams and SmartSens Partner on 3D and NIR Sensors

Sensor component maker ams announced its partnership with SmartSens Technology, a Shanghai/Sillicon Valley-based CMOS image sensors maker, to collaborate in the field of Image Sensors. ams said that this collaboration complements its strategic approach to further broaden its portfolio for all three 3D technologies, including Active Stereo Vision (ASV), Time-of-Flight (ToF) and Structured Light (SL). To quickly meet an expected increasing demand for 3D sensing solutions in mobile devices, the partnership’s initial focus will be on 3D Near Infrared (N...
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2019-07-04

AIXTRON Delivers MOCVD System to Japan’s Nagoya University for GaN-based Deep UV Optoelectronic Devices

German semiconductor equipment provider AIXTRON announced its partnership with Nagoya University in Japan. The equipment maker has delivered a Close Coupled Showerhead® (CCS) system to the University’s Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability (IMaSS). AIXTRONs 3x2-inch Flip Top CCS MOCVD platform is intended for research in the field of GaN-based deep ultra-violet (DUV) optoelectronic devices. Specially designed for research and small series production, the AIXTRON system enables real scaling from R&D ...
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2019-07-04

Scottish pureLiFi, Nokia and other Big Names Form Light Communications Alliance

Edinburg-based LiFi company pureLiFi has teamed up with other international lighting and communication companies to establish a global association, Light Communications Alliance (LCA), for developing and refining key deployment applications of light communications technologies. Together with Nokia, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du), LEDVANCE, Liberty Global, Lucibel, LiFi Research & Development Centre, Velmenni, Zero.1, CEA Leti, and Institut Mines-Télécom, pureLiFi becomes a founding member of LCA. The L...
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2019-07-03

US LiDAR Company Sense Photonics to Open Edinburgh R&D Center with £1.9 Million Grant from Scottish Enterprise

Sense Photonics, expert in LiDAR and 3D sensor solutions for autonomous vehicles and industrial automation, announced that it is set to enhance its presence in Scotland, following a £1.9 million grant (US$2.39 million) from Scottish Enterprise. With the support, Sense Photonics will open an Advanced LiDAR Research and Development Centre in Edinburgh, creating 38 high-value jobs in the process. The company is at the forefront of the innovative LiDAR industry, with ground-breaking technology based on more than 200 patents. (Image: Sense Photonics) ...
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2019-07-01

Analog Devices Partners First Sensor to Develop LiDAR Products for Autonomous Driving

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced the collaboration with First Sensor AG to develop products aimed at speeding the launch of autonomous sensing technology serving unmanned automotive, aerial and underwater vehicles in transportation, smart agriculture, industrial manufacturing and other industries. As part of the collaboration, Analog Devices and First Sensor are developing offerings that shrink the LiDAR signal chain to enable higher system performance as well as reduce size, weight, power and cost for manufacturers designing sensing and perception technology into thei...
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2019-07-01

Fluence by OSRAM to Exclusively Provide LED solutions for AgMedica’s Medical Cannabis Facility

Fluence, the Austin-based horticulture LED lighting solution provider who were acquired by OSRAM in 2018, announced that it will provide AgMedica, an Canadian cannabis grower its LED-based growing systems exclusively. AgMedica will deploy Fluence’s LED systems in its multitier facility with the capability to expand operations on demand. The facility will utilize Fluence’s SPYDR 2 series of LED systems at every stage of plant growth, from mother stock, propagation, vegetative to flowering, enabling AgMedica to grow crops consistently with high ...
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2019-06-27

Signify Teams Ericsson to Accelerate 5G Connectivity Lighting Solution

Signify’s indoor luminaire will be embedded with Ericsson 5G Radio Dot in a joint offering that will enable service providers to easily add indoor connectivity to buildings when the lighting systems are being built or upgraded. This is the latest concept born from the successful relationship between Signify and Ericsson, who previously co-developed Lightpole Site Slim, the connected outdoor lighting pole small cell solution. The new luminaire light fixture features an embedded Ericsson Radio Dot, and will deliver not only light, but also 5G connectivity inside bui...
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2019-06-26

Signify to Install Solar LED Street Lights in Seville to Cut Energy Cost and Carbon Emission

Signify announced a new project of installing solar panel powered street lights in the Infanta Elena Park in Seville, Spain to enhance the safety of visitors as well as to improve energy efficiency. With the pilot project, 20 Philips SunStay solar street lights will be set in the park, underscoring both Seville’s and Signify’s commitment to sustainability. By integrating solar panel, luminaire, charge controller and battery in one housing, the Philips SunStay street lights are compact and easy to install and maintain. They will also help Seville, a city commi...
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2019-06-26

GILE 2019: Visitor Numbers Grow and a Packed Event Program Proves a Hit

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) once again welcomed the world’s lighting industry to South China’s bustling metropolis. Concurrently held with Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology, the shows received 172,856 visitors from 133 countries and regions during the four-day trade fairs. Held from 9 ‒ 12 June at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, a total of 2,626 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions showcased the latest lighting and LED products, technology and solutions over 195,000 sqm of exhibition space. Th...
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2019-06-25

InterLumi Panama and Expo F Offer VIP Buyers Program

There is still time to participate in Expo F and InterLumi Panama 2019, come to participate of the shows and organize a private meeting with our VIP buyers during the business rounds. If your company has products or services specialized in hardware, construction materials, tools, electricity, lighting, do not miss this opportunity! VIP Buyers Program is exclusive for exhibitors, so they can schedule meetings in advance with guest buyers who have purchase needs. Retailers, wholesalers, distributors, contractors, project developers, engineering, construction, governm...
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2019-06-21

Acuity Brands Acquires Component Supplier WhiteOptics

Acuity Brands announced that it has acquired WhiteOptics, a manufacturer of advanced optical components used to reflect, diffuse and control light for LED lighting used in commercial and institutional applications. According to Acuity Brands, the acquisition is not expected to impact the company’s fiscal 2019 consolidated financial performance and acquisition detials were not disclosed. “Optical systems have become increasingly complex as LED technology has evolved,” said Tommy Harris, Vice President – Indoor Product Solutions, Acuity Br...
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2019-06-18

20 years of Light + Building: Fascinating and Pioneering Work on Lighting and Connected Building Technology

20 years of Light + Building: Fascinating and Pioneering Work on Lighting and Connected Building Technology Light + Building is celebrating its twentieth year in 2020 and will spotlights the interlinkage of intelligent building-services systems and the influence of future-oriented light design in the world’s leading fair from 8 to 13 March 2020. (Image: Light + Building) Top themes at a glance ‘Dynamic digitalization’ is the overarching theme of all top themes, which refer to the claim of the anniversary edition of the fair in the ‘Connecti...
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2019-06-17

UV-LED-based Water Disinfection Module by Acuva Technologies Receives Certification

The Canada UVC-LED water disinfection technology provider, Acuva Technologies announced that its Strike Platform has been certified by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and become the world first UV-LED drinking water disinfection module platform. The UV-LED water disinfection module platform complies with a pair of key standards including NSF/ANSI 55 Ultraviolet Microbiological Water Treatment Systems for Material Safety and Structural Integrity, and NSF/ANSI 372 Drinking Water System Com...
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2019-06-17

Israel LiDAR Company Innoviz Closes Series C Funding at US$170M

Innoviz Technologies, the Israeli LiDAR sensor and perception software provider, announced that it has closed its Series C funding round with US$170 million. The total funding of the company came to US$252 million. (The close of Innoviz’s Series C funding round marks a significant milestone in a long line of achievements by the company. Image: Innoviz) The company said that this funding will support several key initiatives, including the enhancement of Innoviz's perception software. Innoviz's perception software provides vehicles with a deep underst...
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2019-06-13

AquiSense’s PearlAqua Micro UV LED System Validated to US-EPA Protocols

AquiSense Technologies, the UV LED specialist under the Nikkiso Group, announced that its PearlAqua Micro, the world’s first UV LED water treatment system, was verified by Hull Consulting in compliance with US-EPA microbiological performance protocols. AquiSense launced the PearlAqua Micro series in 2017 and claimed that it is the world’s smallest UV system. The PearlAqua Micro range offers benefits to the customer through LED current sensing and UV intensity monitoring as well as a variety of other design benefits specific only to Aqu...
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2019-06-13

Seoul Semiconductor Files Second Patent Lawsuit against Philips TV Products Distributor for Infringement of LCD Backlight System Technology

Seoul Semiconductor announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, against The Factory Depot Advantages, a distributor of Philips TV display. In its complaint, Seoul asserts that a Philips LED TV display being sold by this distributor infringe ten patents regarding manufacturing of LED backlighting unit. Particularly, these patented technologies encompass LED TV backlight unit system for enhancing Color Gamut of LCD displays, and LED lenses for providing uniform ...
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2019-06-12

Sense Photonics Raises US$26 Million to Expand Depth Sensing for Autonomous Vehicles and Industrial Robotics

Sense Photonics, a company building the next generation of LiDAR and 3D sensor solutions for autonomous vehicles, industrial equipment and other applications, announced a close of a $26 million Series A funding round. The round was co-led by Acadia Woods and Congruent Ventures, with participation from a number of other investors, including Prelude Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Shell Ventures. The company’s solid-state LiDAR system ushers in a new era of advanced 3D imaging technology designed from the ground up to meet the cost, performance and safety requ...
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2019-06-12

Apacer Innovative Removable Lens Hood Spectroradiometer Solves Challenges for Fine Pitch LED Display Tests

The rapid development of display technology has seen a gradually maturing narrow pitch display technology. This is particularly true when pixel pitches between module and driver IC are shrinking, the demand for new forms of optical tests has arisen. The R&D team at Apacer (8271) was the first to propose a design with a removable micro diameter light shield tube to effectively resolve measurement challenges due to the limited measurement range of a single driver IC and a single LED module. It has opened up a new world for fine pitch LED optical tests. In comparison wi...
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2019-06-12

“Bulbized” LED Panel Downlight of WELLMAX Become a Rising Star of GILE 2019

The 24th Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE 2019) has officially concluded today. As part of Messe Frankfurt’s architecture and technology shows, the event has gathered more than 2500 exhibitors from 22 countries to participate. The renowned LED Bulb Expert, Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) attended the fair and debuted its innovative lighting solutions, attracting famous brands and buyers worldwide. Visitors around and inside WELLMAX’s booth Bulbized Sunflower LED Panel Formed the “Spotlight” After...
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2019-06-06

Osram Led Project Presents “Invisible Light Switch” for Energy Saving Enhancement

Osram started a project named “SceneUnderLight”, with the University of Verona and the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genova in 2015, aiming to response to the growing demand for maximum comfort and sense of security while granting large savings in energy consumption. The German company and the Italian research institutions have combined advanced computer vision technology and lighting solutions to create the invisible light switch that estimates the light propagation in offices in real-time and computes how much of it is perceived by the people. Mea...
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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