2020-03-31

MEAN WELL Introduce Applications on Redundancy Function of LED Display Power Supply

With continuous developments of LED display technology, the market share of full-color LED displays has been increasing in recent years. The characteristics of its high-brightness and high-resolution are widely favored by most advertisers and real estate developers. For a better watching experience, people require higher demands on clarity and resolution. As a result, the small-pitch LED display has become a trend. As full-color small-pitch LED display can achieve better graphics images and videos displaying effects on smaller screens, the range of the applications are gr...
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2020-03-11

The Evolving Lighting Ecosystem will Shine through at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2020

Whilst celebrating its success from the past 25 years, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) 2020 will look towards the future for the emerging trends and latest news within the lighting industry. From 9 – 12 June, at the China Import and Export Fair Complex Guangzhou, GILE will welcome global exhibitors that together, construct the growing lighting ecosystem. New technologies in IoT, wireless connectivity, cloud computing and non-visual effects of light will coincide at the fair, alongside lighting solutions and components to echo the flourishing a...
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2020-03-11

EPISTAR Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Lowe’s on LED Filament Bulbs

Taiwan-based LED chip maker EPISTAR announced that it has received a remarkable ruling on LED filament bulbs in the patent litigation against Lowe’s. On February 11, 2020, the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted summary judgment of infringement against Lowe’s Home Center (Lowe’s). (Image: EPISTAR) The summary judgment order found that the accused Lowe’s LED bulbs infringed claims 1-3 and 8 of United States Patent No. 7,560,738 (’738 Patent), which is entitled “Ligh...
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2020-03-10

Display Week 2020 to Take Place from June 7 to 12

Display Week 2020, hosted by the Society for Information Display, will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from June 7 – June 12, 2020. The Display Week technical program starts with the International Technical Symposium and Sunday Short Courses on Sunday, June 7, and continues with the Monday Seminars on Monday, June 8. The Symposium continues until Friday, June 12, with and will include more than 70 technical sessions consisting of nearly 400 oral and poster presentations. The Display Week 2020 Exhibition will feature more tha...
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2020-02-20

How to Spot a Right LED Supplier at Trade Fairs

As internet become more and more popular worldwide, people obtain information faster and more convenient than ever. However, when things come to a point where they have to make a decision, such as a large cross-broader trading, they will choose to participate in an industrial show where they have opportunities to have face-to-face conversation with others. Take the lighting industry for example, every year there are thousands of buyers stream into leading lighting fairs seeking for right products and suppliers. But another challenge they have met is that with such an explosive informa...
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2020-02-20

Display Week 2020: World's Leading Event for Electronic Display Innovation Open for Registration

The Society for Information Display (SID) will host its 57th International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, known as Display Week 2020, June 7 to 12 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, USA. This year's event will bring together the brightest minds in the display industry, providing insight into new display technologies in development, as well as affording a sneak peek at new products that will be hitting the shelves within the next few years. Last year, attendance topped 8,000, and this year the event will be held in the heart of Silicon Valley...
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2020-02-17

LeddarTech to Showcase LiDAR Technology with Renesas at AV20 Silicon Valley

LeddarTech announced that it will exhibit the result from the collaboration with its Ecosystem partner Renesas at the AV20 Silicon Valley Conference from February 26-28 at The Pullman San Francisco Bay. (Image: LeddarTech) LeddarTech will demonstrate the award-winning Leddar™ Pixell, a 3D solid-state cocoon LiDAR for autonomous shuttles, delivery vehicles and robotaxis. The Leddar Pixell features the LCA2 LeddarEngine™, for which LeddarTech collaborated with Renesas. The teams worked closely in the design and manufacturing of the LCA...
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2020-02-13

BXB Delivers Smart AV-over-IP Solutions at ISE 2020

BXB, the AV system expert, is launching the newest Smart AV solutions at ISE 2020 taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherland from February 11 to 14. New solutions include an intelligent meeting and paperless collaboration solutions, a VDM encoder and decoder for various AV applications, an innovation of Smart Public Address, and the hottest streaming media processor. (Image: BXB) “BXB offers a full range of flexible and scalable technology and solutions to deliver consistent connectivity, collaboration and communications to workplace and corporate app...
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2020-01-31

LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2020 Opens Door to Technological Transformations For Lighting Industries

MEX Exhibitions in collaboration with IMPACT Exhibition Management is going to launch the 8th edition of LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN, the UFI approved event and ASEAN’s Largest International Exhibition on LED Products & Technology. Featuring cutting-edge LEDs, smart lighting and energy saving solutions, as well as a leading industry knowledge platform for modern entrepreneur, this trade exhibition will be held from 24 to 26 June 2020 at Hall 5 - 6, IMPACT Exhibition Centre, Bangkok, Thailand. More than 250 exhibitors and 8...
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2020-01-30

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition celebrates its 25th anniversary in June 2020

25 years onwards, the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) has evolved into Asia’s most distinguished lighting fair. While GILE debuted with a humble 96 Chinese exhibitors in 1996, its last edition in 2019 demonstrated the fair’s considerable growth over the years with over 2,600 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions.   2020 marks the 25th edition of the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition which will be held from 9 – 12 June 2020 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. The past 25 years not only ...
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2020-01-15

EVERLIGHT Demonstrates Intelligent Automotive Products at NEPCON Japan 2020

Taiwan LED packager EVERLIGHT is demonstrating its complete automotive production lines and related modules such as Mini LED lamp, smart multi array lamp and fish scale rear lamps at NEPCON Japan 2020, taking place during January 15 to 17. With continuous evolution of global technology and digital transformation of the automotive industry, EVERLIGHT has adopted the ISELED technology to launch the EL SMARTLED series (3.0x4.1x0.9mm) with embedded smart ICs in order to comply with these trends and target intelligent innovation and R&D...
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2020-01-14

Nichia Showcases LEDs with ‘Light so Good’

The new LEDs deliver high efficacy circadian lighting, replication of natural light and a game changing dual-colour temperature LED on single emitter to shrink optics and optimise tuning performance. Tokushima, Japan – 14 January 2020: At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of ‘Light so Good’. Vitasolis™ technology incorporates a new L...
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2020-01-07

Macroblock Turns Wide Sports and Dante Coffee into Smart Retailers

Macroblock connects Wide Sports and Dante Coffee to smart retail solutions at their physical stores at Startup Terrace in Linkuo, New Taipei City in Taiwan. The experiential stores have officially opened on January 6, 2020. Dealing with massive amounts of information of daily operation at physical stores often leads to poor operational efficiency. To better utilize valuable data and improve operational efficiency, Wide Sports and Dante Coffee deploy Macroblock’s precision marketing solution, a customized IoT solution, at their physical stores in Linkuo, New ...
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2020-01-07

MEAN WELL: A Guaranteed Success! TU Eindhoven Stella Era Wins Bridgestone World Solar Challenge with CAN bus Charger!

Onboard with three high efficiency programmable chargers DBU-3200 from MEAN WELL, solar vehicle “Stella Era” designed and built by Solar Team Eindhoven from Eindhoven University of Technology of the Netherlands has claimed its victory at the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge finale in Darwin, Australia The Bridge World Solar Challenge (BWSC) has been the world’s most important solar vehicle event since its inauguration in 1987. During the last three decades, countless sustainable ideas of solar solutions have been presented to th...
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2020-01-06

The New Era of Media Architecture - Symbiosis of LED Transparent Displays and Architecture

Urban construction has always defined progress in each epoch. Architecture is regarded as an artistic expression that shapes contemporary aesthetics and urban culture. In an era dominated by numerous high-rise buildings, eye-catching new technologies have been integrated with these structures. Many renowned architects have proclaimed that “light forms the soul of technology, art, and architecture”. Modern architectural design often incorporates LED display screens or LED lighting on the external walls of buildings. The interaction of light and colors revitalizes ar...
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2019-12-23

U.S. District Court Schedules Trial and Markman Hearing in Jiaxing Super Lighting’s Patent Infringement Case against MaxLite

On December 5, 2019, Judge Gutierrez of the Central District of California issued the case schedule in Jiaxing Super Lighting Electric Appliance and its U.S. affiliate Obert (collectively “Super Lighting”) patent infringement case against MaxLite. (Case No. CV 19-4047-PSG). Notably, the Court set the following upcoming deadlines: • June 8, 2020 Markman hearing, where the Court will construe the terms of Super Lighting’s six patents related to LED tube lighting technologies. • February 16, 2021 jury trial, where Super Lig...
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2019-12-18

Cognata Selected by Innoviz to Test and Validate LiDAR Sensor Suite

Cognata, an ADAS and autonomous vehicles simulation software company, announced that Israeli LiDAR solution provider Innoviz has selected Cognata as its simulation partner for testing and validation of its sensor hardware and perception software offerings. Cognata's simulation platform can replicate how Innoviz's LiDAR technology reflects off of various materials to reproduce how the sensor will work on the road. Simulation provides the only environment where this fast-paced LiDAR technology can be tested and validated extensively for real-life scenarios and...
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2019-12-17

Strategic Alliance between WELLMAX and SAMSUNG Creates Infinite Possibilities in LED Industry

In common sense of people, “one plus one equals two” seems to be an unquestionable truth. But in the fields of philosophy as well as commerce, the conclusion could be different. One plus one can be greater than two, based on the examples we have witnessed in the past few years. In 2005, the co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs made a historic announcement that Apple would start using Intel processors in Macs. Powered by Intel chips, Mac took a huge leap in its performance and configurability, catapulting into the global market and bringing huge profits to Apple. In...
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2019-12-16

Environmental Lights Acquired by Pfingsten Partners

Environmental Lights announced it has been acquired by private equity Pfingsten Partners, who has acquired 139 manufacturing, distribution and business services companies since inception in 1989. "Pfingsten's experience in the lighting industry, growth-oriented approach and focus on the customer will enable us to continue delivering industry-leading products and solutions with superior technical service," said Jamison Day, CEO of Environmental Lights, who will continue leading the business. (Image: Environmental Lights) Jordan Brooks, President of En...
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2019-12-13

Telensa Partners LIGMAN to Provide Smart Street Lighting and Smart City Sensing to Asia Pacific Market

Telensa and LIGMAN today announced that they have signed a partnership agreement to combine LED luminaires and wireless controls. With energy and carbon reduction increasingly in the forefront of many cities’ agendas, switching lighting to LED is an obvious next step. Including wireless controls maximizes the benefits of LEDs, generating further energy and maintenance cost-savings, and smart city sensing. (Image: Telensa) “Cities across Asia Pacific are increasingly adopting wireless controls. Over the past couple of years Telensa has deployed smart...
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2019-12-12

GE Current Appoints New CEO, Manish Bhandari

GE Current, which was sold to American Industry Partners and changed the name from Current, powered by GE into GE Current, a Daintree company, announced the appointment of Manish Bhandari as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He succeeds Randall Swift, a partner at parent company American Industrial Partners (AIP), who has served as the interim president and CEO. (Image: GE Current) “Current’s extensive, controls-driven lighting portfolio is in an industry led by innovation,” said Bhandari. “It is a great honor to have...
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2019-12-10

LeddarTech and First Sensor Collaborate to Accelerate LiDAR Deployment for ADAS and Driving Applications

LeddarTech announced its partnership with First Sensor, a sensor solution develop, to extend the Leddar Ecosystem. With the support of First Sensor and other industry partners, LeddarTech is developing a LiDAR platform option for OEMs and Tier1s to support the progress for volume deployment for ADAS & autonomous driving applications. LeddarTech and First Sensor will initiate this collaboration with the development of a LiDAR Evaluation Kit, demonstrating a technical concept in a working LiDAR and creating a tool for Tier 1s and system integra...
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2019-12-04

Acuity Brands and CIRCADIAN ZircLight Form Strategic Partnership for Circadian Lighting

Acuity Brands announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with CIRCADIAN ZircLight. This business partnership includes licensing of CIRCADIAN ZircLight intellectual property, and a collaboration intended to accelerate commercialization within North America of CIRCADIAN’s Zirc™ branded technology through Acuity Brands’ portfolio of indoor luminaires. (Image: Pixabay) Over the past five years, CIRCADIAN ZircLight has created evidence-based specifications for workplace lighting and developed specialized ...
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2019-12-03

LEDVANCE and UCSB Reach Agreement in Filament LED Patent

University of California (UC) Santa Barbara and LEDVANCE announce they have entered into a licensing agreement in UC Santa Barbara's patent enforcement campaign related to filament LED technology. The agreement authorizes LEDVANCE to manufacture and distribute the patented technology to lighting professionals, retailers and consumers. On July 30, 2019, UC Santa Barbara launched a patent enforcement campaign against five major retailers to promote the respect of its patent rights covering foundational filament LED technology. (Image: Pixabay...
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2019-12-02

Limitless Opportunities for Exhibitors at UFI-Approved ‘LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2020’

ASEAN’s largest exhibition on LED technology and lighting solutions is inviting exhibitors to participate in the highly acclaimed show and explore numerous possibilities in this industry. The much-awaited annual lighting extravaganza ‘LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN’ is gearing up for its 2020 edition to be held from June 24-26 in Bangkok. The Show has entered its 8th year, and this time, it is even more promising for all stakeholders as it has recently bagged UFI approval. The UFI Approved Event labels are a global stamp of authority for...
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2019-11-28

Acuity Brands Acquires Indoor Mapping Company LocusLabs

Acuity Brands announced its acquisition of LocusLabs, an indoor mapping and location platform supporting navigation applications used on mobile devices, web browsers and digital displays in airports, event centers, multi-floor office buildings and campuses. LocusLabs’ proprietary reality-capture tools and rendering processes produce a highly detailed 3D map of the interior of a large venue in a matter of days. In turn, LocusLabs Venue Management System software allows venue managers to populate and maintain 3D maps with thousands of places, products and other points of...
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2019-11-27

NSF International Includes UV LED Technology for Drinking Water Treatment Standard

NSF International’s drinking water treatment standard has recently updated it to allow a more efficient method of treating microorganisms in drinking water. The revision to NSF/ANSI 55: Ultraviolet Microbiological Water Treatment Systems establishes new criteria for use of UV-LED technology for microbial reduction and provides a new test method to certify manufacturer claims. Treatment systems covered by the standard use UV light to inactivate or kill bacteria, viruses and cysts in microbiologically unsafe water (Class A systems) or to reduce the amount of...
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2019-11-19

Four Things a Buyer Must Notice When Selecting LED Suppliers

With a tried and true business as well as motivated and talented staffs, one may consider its business covers all essentialities for success. However, one critical aspect might be hidden and ruin it all, which is the suppliers. Choosing the right suppliers will improve reputation of a brand while integrate the supply chain and deliver better purchasing experiences. On the contrary, it might damage the business significantly, costing more money and destroying business reputation. Recently, a case of Ken, a buyer from Africa, who won a large-scale lighting project with great pains ...
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2019-11-18

Macroblock Debuts AEC-Q100 Certified MBI5353Q for Automotive Use

Macroblock announced that its LED driver IC MBI5353Q is certified to AEC-Q100 Grade 1 for automotive use. With a broad operating temperature range from -40°C to +125°C, MBI5353Q is regarded as an ideal solution and offering prominent user experiences for applications of various automotive display and relevant automotive parts. Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) is an organization founded by Chrysler, Ford, and GM, which established a high-quality standard for automotive electrical components to ensure the safety and reliability of vehicle operatio...
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2019-11-15

Smart Buildings Open up New Possibilities with Connected Lighting

Increasing urbanization and the necessity of conserving resources demand intelligent, connected building services in so-called ‘smart buildings’. Once the digital control systems are intelligently interlinked, they can make buildings more economic and more secure, as well as reducing their energy needs. Solutions for this will be on show at the world’s leading trade fair in its field, Light + Building, in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March 2020. In particular the connection of safety and security systems with each other and with other building services install...
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE