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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2019-06-06

Zumtobel Group Teams up Casambi for Wireless Lighting Control Solutions

The Zumtobel Group has teamed up with Casambi, the wireless lighting control company based in Finland to work on wireless lighting controls based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The strategic partnership ensures an extensive new range of Thorn and Zumtobel luminaires offering seamless control to users via Casambi’s BLE software control platform. Furthermore, a series of Tridonic drivers is now also ‘Casambi-Ready’, allowing luminaire manufacturers to easily integrate wireless controls within their products to reduce cost and complexity. Additionally...
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2019-06-04

Signify Achieves Sustainable Goal with Latin American Operations

The world’s biggest lighting company Signify announced its achievement of carbon neutrality for its Latin American operations, putting the company well on track to realize carbon neutrality for all of its operations in 2020. Since 2016, Signify already became carbon neutral in the US, Greater China, the Benelux, Middle East & Turkey, Canada, Iberia, UK & Ireland, France and Italy, Israel & Greece. The team in Latin America achieved carbon neutrality by reducing carbon emissions in 2018 by 22% including a reduction of 61% from air freight, 20% fr...
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2019-06-04

Seoul Semiconductor Files Patent Suit against European Distributor of MEGAMAN Lighting Products

Seoul Semiconductor continues to expand its European enforcement. The Korean company announced that that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany in the District Court of Düsseldorf against Leuchtstark Vertriebs GmbH, a European LED lighting distributor, asserting infringement of Seoul’s LED patents. Seoul is currently investigating Leuchstark’s OEM/ODM manufacturers as well as other distributors. In its complaint, Seoul asserts that this distributor is selling a “MEGAMAN” brand lighting product that infringes...
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2019-06-03

GILE 2019: THINKLIGHT Forum to Address Changes in the Lighting Industry

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) will kick off this weekend and is welcoming fairgoers to its THINKLIGHT event. This year the organizers have invited worldwide leading figures from the lighting community to contribute to the program through a lineup of talks, presentations and panel discussions. What’s next for lighting? The event program on the main stage will be completely comprised of panel discussions in order to bring together multiple voices and invite a greater level of discussion Signify, OSRAM and OPPLE will gather on stage...
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2019-06-03

SpecGrade LED Achieves Certification for Horticulture Lighting and Approved by DLS with Its Grow Lights

SpecGrade LED, a US-based industrial LED lighting manufacturer, announced its progress of LED grow light. Its horticultural lighting products have been certificated by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and approved by the DesignLights Consortium (DLS). The company’s LED grow light series, the Verta-8 and Verta-4, acquired the UL 8800 Certification offered by UL. The certification was set due to the uniquely harsh environment of a grow facility, where dust, dampness, and air debris combined with high temperatures and humidity combine to create a unique ...
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2019-06-03

To Amaze the Visual World with LED Transparent Displays - a Leap in Market Value and Combining of Technological Applications

A Leap in Market Value The transparent display market is expected to continue growing steadily up to 2019. With the maturing technology, lower costs, and market acceptance, the global market of LED transparent displays is expected to achieve an astonishing growth of US$87 billion by 2025. Applications of LED Transparent Displays In business operation, it has always been the key issue for owners to attract customers and maintain popularity. It is common to see the exteriors, like display windows, of commercial buildings decorated with semi-transparent plastic sheet...
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2019-05-29

BIOS Lighting’s Circadian Lighting Solution Verified by UL

BIOS Lighting, a LED lighting provider specialized in biological applications, announced that it has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Verification, confirming its solutions are designed for circadian health, wellness and productivity. BIOS Lighting has developed lighting solutions infused with its proprietary SkyBlue® technology which enables a wavelength spectrum of 490nm that reflects the peak sensitivity of melanopsin, a photopigment dedicated to circadian health. The SkyBlue lighting solution has officially passed UL Verification for Blue Spectru...
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2019-05-27

Plessey to Complete LED Installation for Tomato Farm in Belgium

Flemish tomato grower Tomato Masters and Plessey will complete the LED installation of 100% Hyperion top lights this year, bringing the overall level of supplementary light to over 200 umol/m²/s. The two companies announced their partnership in 2018 to install LED lighting for a new 5.4 hectares greenhouse. It is one of the largest 100% LED installations on tomatoes in the world and there has been a lot of interest in how the crop reacts. Plessey noted that LED as a cooler light source with les radiant heat has less impact on temperature of cultivation environment...
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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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