2008-02-25

Network Powered Ethernet LED Display Saves 75% in Energy Costs

Recently named "PoE-Powered Device of the Month" by industry experts, Inova Solutions' OnAlertTM appliance supports mass notifications that save lives and reduce risks during natural disasters and other emergency situations.
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2008-02-25

LED Maker AlbEO Lights Up $1.5M

When revelers watched the Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop in New York City on December 31, few would have realized that light-emitting diodes, the light bulbs festooned to the ball, would one day bring light to their homes and offices. LEDs have become popular recently for more than just electronics. They're used in traffic signals and automotive lighting, and now some enterprising startups have turned their gaze indoors.
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2008-02-19

LED market to grow by 12% in 2008

Strategies Unlimited predicts that the LED industry is emerging from a slow growth phase, and that the total market size in 2012 will exceed $11bn. According to a market update presented by Bob Steele at the 2008 Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, California, the market for packaged high-brightness LEDs is set to grow by 12% in 2008. Steele said that the market grew by 9.5% in 2007 to reach $4.6 billion, somewhat higher than the 6% growth in 2005 and 2006.
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2008-02-19

Survey says LED lighting growth rate at over 20% in last 6 months

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED solid-state lighting components, announces the results of an independent survey on the adoption, deployment and benefits of LED lighting. The survey, taken at the recent 2007 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair, validates strong global growth for LED lighting applications, confirms awareness of the energy-efficiency benefits of LEDs and indicates that the adoption trend should continue through the end of the decade. Key survey findings include:
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2008-02-18

Many Patents Will Expire in 2010, LED Market Would Be Reformed

It’s forecasted that all the patents related to LED issued since 1990 will expire from 2010 in succession. The former patent structure will have to be adjusted by then, which may lead to reforming LED market. Take Japan for example, which ranks No.1 in LED industry. Nichia had been issued 74 patents from 1991 to 2001, covering LED fabrication, epitaxial wafer, chip manufacturing, chip packaging, processing technology and raw materials such as phosphors, etc. By means of its patents, Nichia monopolized the LED market before the year of 2002 and enjoyed high gross margin.
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2008-02-05

LED Flashlight Bulb delivers up to 1,200 foot-candles

Featuring T3¼ flange base that fits most 2- and 3-cell flashlights, 3 W LED PR-Style Bulb is available in sunlight-visible Cool White. Model F321-3W-0CW-001 supports voltages from 0.85-4.5 Vdc, while Model F321-3W-0CW-002 supports voltages from 3.6-9 Vdc. Solid-state, weather-resistant lamp is impervious to electrical and mechanical shock, vibration, frequent switching, and environmental extremes. Low power draw enables batteries to last up to 92 continuous hours.
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2008-02-04

Nanocrystal coating makes for warmer, increased efficiency LED lights

A new study has shown that a coating of carefully tuned nanocrystals helps make LED light warmer and less clinical. Hilmi Volkan Demir of Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, says that this development may pave the way for energy-efficient LED lights headway in the commercial market. He has revealed that nanocrystals show promise to create LEDs that give off a warm white light, with efficiency far beyond compact fluorescents.
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2008-02-01

AUO supplying 13.3-inch LED-based panels to Apple; CMO volume producing same size product last year

Sources at AUO recently indicated that the company is supplying LED-backlit panels for Apple's latest 13.3-inch slim notebook. AUO also ships 13.3-inch notebook panels with cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) backlighting technology and a resolution of WXGA (1280×800). As the rival of AUO, Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) commented that the company already began volume producing 13.3-inch LED panels last October.
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2008-01-30

Remco Solid State Lighting Inc. Demonstrates LED-Based Direct Replacement For Conventional Street Lights

After 4 years of extensive Research & Development, Remco Solid State Lighting Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based SSL Solutions Company, has broken through the barrier to replace conventional street lighting with its recently patented SSL technology and LED-based street light.
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2008-01-29

Business Owners, Home Owners Reap Benefits of LED Decorative Lighting

This holiday season the consumer market was a-buzz with the relatively new holiday lighting product, LED Christmas lights. The new lighting technology boasted energy savings of over 95% and lamp life of 50,000 hours or more. The consumer market embraced this new technology and now many people are looking for LEDs suitable for other applications. LED technology has been around for more than 30 years but it was largely used only in industrial applications. Most consumers didn't even know it existed until recently.
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2008-01-28

Ann Arbor Lighting Up With 100% LEDs

Last year Ann Arbor joined forces with LED manufacturer Cree, Inc, on an ever-expanding citywide LED initiative to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With a recent retrofit contract signed with Lumecon, Ann Arbor is on its way to being the first U.S. city to light up its downtown with 100% LED technology!
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2008-01-25

CAO Group Enhances Dynasty LED Line with New Constant Current 1156 Bulb for Outdoor, Marine, and RV Applications

January 24, 2008... Making a good thing better, CAO Group has introduced a compact new High Flux Dynasty™ LED bulb, designed with a driver included in the base to provide constant current, transforming AC/DC low voltage to ~3.3 V. Available with both white and color LEDs, the new bulb is screw-mounted on a waterproof 1156 base.
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2008-01-24

LED BLUs to only cost 1.5x more than CCFL in 2008

LED makers from Taiwan project that the cost of LED backlight units (BLUs) will shrink to 1.5 times that of CCFL-based units during late 2008. Despite that the current penetration rate of LED-backlit notebooks barely exceeds 10% due to LED patent issues and insufficient LED chip supplies, many industry players and research firms project that the rate will rise in the 10~20% range in 2008.
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2008-01-21

Catalyst Semiconductor Introduces New 8-Channel, Constant-Current LED Driver

It's reported that Catalyst Semiconductor has expanded its recently introduced family of large LED video display drivers with the new CAT4008, an 8-channel, constant-current sink LED driver for billboard, marquee, instrument and other large, general-purpose LED displays. The CAT4008 joins Catalyst's CAT4016, 16-channel, constant-current LED driver introduced in October 2007.
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2008-01-15

Price for LED-based lighting products to fall to US$2 within 5 years

The market scale of global lighting market totals US$70 billion every year, including the market scale of the general lighting market valued at about US$40 billion, but the penetration rate of LED products utilized in the lighting market accounts for about 1%, according to Technology Development Association (PIDA).
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2008-01-10

StockerYale, Inc. Announces Medical Market Focus and Business Development Strategy for 2008

SALEM, N.H., Jan 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- StockerYale, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKR: 0.76, +0.00, +0.00%), a leading designer and manufacturer of structured light lasers, LED modules and specialty optical fibers for industry leading OEMs, today announced that it will place an increased emphasis on medical market business development in 2008 that will leverage its investments in medical product research and development.
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Tokushima, Japan – 25 January 2023: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, is pleased to announce the additions of the NVSW719AC and NVSW219C-V2 to its industry standard ce... READ MORE

Pro9™ LEDs set the new standard for high fidelity (90 & 95 CRI min) LEDs   15% higher efficacy for 90 & 95 CRI LEDs 90 CRI light quality at 80 CRI LPW 95 CRI light quality at 90 CRI LPW Upgrade light quality without sacrific... READ MORE