LG Plans to Invest $6.7B in Solar, EV batteries, LEDs and Water Treatment

Sep 26, 2011 Charles Redell from reported that on Sunday LG has announced its plans to invest over $6.7 billion in green businesses by 2015. The investment is expected to yield about $8.4 billion in revenues and create 10,000 new jobs by the end of 2015, according to reports. It's all a part of a strategy the company calls "Green New Business."

AIXTRON Delivers G5 System for GaN/Si Applications to Korea´s LG Electronics

Sep 26, 2011 In the official press release AIXTRON SE today announced that LG Electronics Woomyeon R&D Campus (LG Electronics Advanced Research Institute), an existing customer in South Korea, has placed an order for one AIX G5 HT MOCVD system in a 8x6-inch wafer configuration. LGE will use the system to develop GaN-on-Si Power Electronics in partnership with AIXTRON. The contract also includes a cooperation agreement in order to optimize LGE´s GaN/Si processes and to accelerate its proprietary device-oriented production.

Texas Instruments Completes Acquisition of National Semiconductor

Sep 26, 2011 Today Rich Templeton, Chairman, president and CEO of Texas Semiconductors, has announced successful completion of the acquisition of National Semiconductor by Texas Instruments. The agreement for this acquisition was signed in April this year.

Reztek Released New Series of LED Capable Capacitive Touch Keypads and Keypad Controllers

Sep 26, 2011 PRWeb reports that Reztek released the new line of capacitive touch keypads from 4 to 24 keys. Five models are LED capable and available with 7 different LED colors: Red, Green, Yellow, Yellow-Green, Orange, White, and Blue. LEDs are added as a build to order option so you can add any color to any available position.

Zweibrüder Optoelectronics Unveiled World's Biggest Four-Meter-Long LED Flashlight.

Sep 26, 2011 The Sacramento Bee report that the Lichternacht (Festival of Lights) in Solingen, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, saw the unveiling of the world's largest flashlight on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Made by Zweibrüder Optoelectronics, it's four meters long and features 19 high-powered LED lights. Thanks to the flashlight, the company has made it into the Guinness Book of Records.

Analysts Adjust Veeco's Weekly Ratings

Sep 26, 2011 According to the Localized USA a number of equity research firms have modified their stock ratings and price targets on shares of Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) in the last week. Most of the analysts has downgraded Veeco shared and changed ratings from "buy" to "neutral".

EU to Launch Imola Project of €5.1 Million on OLED Intelligent Lighting

Sep 23, 2011 With the emergence of intelligent LED lighting systems in the industry, the new €5.1 million Imola Project will focus on extending the presence of these intelligent lighting systems into the OLED sphere. The three-year project starting next month is meant to investigate a lighting array of OLEDs,  with the central system with built-in control and sensors. Partners involved in the project include Philips (Germany), NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands and Belgium), Henkel Electronic Materials (Belgium), and Hanita Coatings (Israel).

OSRAM Reveals Two New LED Prototypes for Car Headlights

Sep 23, 2011 OSRAM recently revealed it will be adding two new LED prototypes, the OSLON Black Flat and OSRAM OSTAR Headlamp Pro. These two new models will be showcased by the LED innovator at ISAL (Sept. 26-28, 2011).

i-Pix Names PLASA 2011 Their Best Exhibition Experience

Sep 23, 2011 Specialist UK LED manufacturer i-Pix enjoyed their "Best" PLASA exhibition to date last week at Earls Court in London, showcasing and previewing a number of new and unique LED products ideal for the entertainment and event industry professional lighting sector.

Paragon Financial Examines LED Makers Struggle

Sep 23, 2011 The Paragon report examined investing opportunities in the LED Sector and provided equity research on Cree, Inc.and Veeco Instruments, Inc.   It notes that the struggle of the LED makers is mainly due to the downturn of the demand from emerging markets as well as sharp significant decrease of prices for LED-based products.

Solid Apollo and MIT Created Futuristic LED-Lit Feather-Weight House

Sep 23, 2011 LED Company SolidApollo from North Seattle has recently reported that it participated in the collaborative LED Lighting Art project with MIT. The free standing futuristic house designed by Nick Gelpi was illuminated by flexible LED lighting strips.

Phoseon Technology Released FirePower UV LED Lights

Sep 23, 2011 Phoseon Technology in the official press release announced its latest and most advanced FirePower™ product family with three curing length options, a 150x20 mm, a 225x20mm, and a 300x20mm solution. The water-cooled FirePower family allows new applications in the wide-format digital segment while also allowing system builders to increase their speed in other applications.

ON Semiconductor Implements Self Bias Transistor Technology for New Constant Current Regulators

Sep 23, 2011 New devices are designed to protect LEDs in solid state lighting applications and are intended for 1.0 Watt LED lights.

Philips LED Lighting US Roadshow Comes to Seattle

Sep 23, 2011 PR Newswire reports that this Fall Philips LED Light Experience, an interactive mobile exhibit, is going around the country and currently is entering Seattle. It will provide the visitors with fun hands-on experience and not only explain, but demonstrate what LED lighting can do for their homes.

AZUR SPACE Expanded Terrestrial CPV Solar Cell Production with AIXTRON MOCVD Technology

Sep 22, 2011 AIXTRON SE today announced that its MOCVD system technology has been successfully implemented at AZUR SPACE Solar Power GmbH. The Heilbronn, Germany based company has expressed its complete satisfaction with the performance capabilities and AIXTRON service for the production of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar cells for terrestrial applications.

Traxon Technologies Unveiled Cove Light AC Dim

Sep 22, 2011 Traxon Technologies, a global leader in solid state lighting and control systems, has released its Cove Light AC Dim. Powered directly with line voltage, Cove Light AC Dim is suitable for a wide range of applications in architectural, hospitality, and residential environments for general lighting, wall washing, and alcove illumination.

Lumenpulse Releases Lumenbeam™ LBX Pendant

Sep 22, 2011 Lumenpulse™ Inc., architectural LED-based lighting solutions leader in commercial, institutional, and urban applications, has released into the market its Lumenbeam™ LBX (Xlarge) Pendant. The LED fixture is now available and is the superior in efficiency and resulting energy savings to its HID equivalent.

PLASA 2011 Activities: A Recount

Sep 22, 2011 This past week the PLASA tradeshow made its annual appearance of 2011 at Earls Court in London, UK. The show's role as a gathering of event, installation, and entertainment technology has gained notoriety. LED lighting providers have noted the importance of the event, and given the past few years' surge in the LED lighting industry, it was no surprise that this year's tradeshow had a strong LED presence.

LUXX Light Technology Released New 7 Watt LED Spotlight

Sep 22, 2011 LUXX Light Technology announced release of the new 7 Watt LED spotlight with novel shell design. According to manufacturer specifications the new LED lamp uses CREE diodes  and provides 529 lumens at 6500K (Cold White). This unit is intended as a replacement of 45W halogen lamps and has viewing angles of 30 or 60 degrees.

Infineon Announced New Family of LED Driver ICs

Sep 22, 2011 Infineon Technologies AG has introduced a family of switch-mode LED driver ICs for a broad range of general lighting applications as reported in official press release via EE Times.

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The 10th China (Shanghai) International LED Exhibition 2011
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Forum LED Europe Forum LED Europe
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Case Study: Pleasanton Library cuts lighting energy use 46% with wireless lighting controls and fixture retrofits 12/06/2011 Case Study: Pleasanton Library cuts lighting energy use 46% with wireless lighting controls and fixture retrofits
Adura Technologies provides technical details and discusses lighting retrofit challenges involved into the installation of their advanced lighting control wireless system at Pleasanton Public Library.

Exclusive Interview with Eran Fine, Oree Inc. 11/15/2011 Exclusive Interview with Eran Fine, Oree Inc.
Exclusive interview with Eran Fine, co-founder and president of Oree Inc.

Exclusive Interview with Rudi Hechfellner and Chad Stalker, Philips Lumileds Lighting 11/11/2011 Exclusive Interview with Rudi Hechfellner and Chad Stalker, Philips Lumileds Lighting
LEDs Review received an opportunity for an exclusive interview with Rudi Hechfellner and Chad Stalker, LC from Philips Lumileds Lighting.

Interview with Gary Manche, Ocean Optics 11/11/2011 Interview with Gary Manche, Ocean Optics
Exclusive interview with Gary Manche, Director of Training at Ocean Optics.

Interview with Julian Carey, Director of Marketing at Intematix 11/06/2011 Interview with Julian Carey, Director of Marketing at Intematix
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LUXEON Rebel and LUXEON Rebel ES Assembly and Handling 09/22/2011 LUXEON Rebel and LUXEON Rebel ES Assembly and Handling
A very handy paper from Philips Lumileds detailing recommended board designs and assembly procedures for LUXEON® Rebel LEDs and highly efficient LUXEON Rebel ES* LEDs (part # LXML-PWN2 and LXML-PWC2).

Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) Chart 09/19/2011 Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) Chart
A nice illustration of the relevance of color temperature provided by Lighting Science Group.

Dimmable LED Lighting Made Easy with National Semiconductor, Arrow, and Cree 11/27/2009 Dimmable LED Lighting Made Easy with National Semiconductor, Arrow, and Cree
Designers of lighting systems have had a challenging time dimming every light source technology developed beyond the filament-based lamp. Dimming is critical in many applications because it allows the setting of an appropriate and desired level of light as well as significant energy savings.

Efficient LED  Headlights even more important for electric cars 10/27/2009 Efficient LED Headlights even more important for electric cars
Osram’s LED technology will contribute to the energy efficiency of Volkswagen’s L1 concept car, which according to Volkswagen can go into production in 2013, has headlights that are equipped with new Osram Joule JFL2 LED systems and matching reflectors.

Elimination of Binning and Enhanced CCT Control 09/15/2009 Elimination of Binning and Enhanced CCT Control
Enfis has developed a patented vari-CCT technology that enables tuneable white light of very high CRI guaranteed to be controlled to within tight CCT limits.

09/09/2009 The Appropriateness and Effects of Color Rendering in Outdoor Illumination Applications
Few topics have been more confusing than color rendering, and with the rapid advancement of power LEDs in lighting applications, it’s clear that there’s much work to be done and that the specification community should take care in approaching the subject.

08/27/2009 Celsia helps keeping LED lights cool
Celsia NanoSpreaders were developed with one simple goal in mind: cool today's silicon chips, LEDs, LCDs, and other electronic components better than any other technology in its price band.

07/29/2009 Selling LEDs: The Time is Now
A new survey on the adoption of LED lighting in the marketplace shows that full-line electrical distributors and lighting specialists are already starting to play major roles in the sale and marketing of LED lighting products to end users.

06/29/2009 Illuminance - recommended light levels
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Preview: Molex Transcend RM2 and PM3 LED modules 06/26/2009 Preview: Molex Transcend RM2 and PM3 LED modules
Transcend is a line of self-contained, pluggable light modules based on the Acriche 4W AC LED from Seoul Semiconductor.

04/03/2009 Common LED Types and Packages
Diagrams of typical LED structures shown. Difference between "conventional" and high power LED explained.

03/18/2009 Candela to lumen conversion wizard
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Review: Ledfolio PaneLux 2x2 01/12/2009 Review: Ledfolio PaneLux 2x2
The paneLux is the flagship product of LED folio. It was designed to replace standard 2' x 2' fluorescent fixtures in office buildings. Brilliant idea. The result, however, is a bit controversial.

Comparison: Edixeon Federal vs. Luxeon Rebel vs. Cree XP-E LEDs 12/02/2008 Comparison: Edixeon Federal vs. Luxeon Rebel vs. Cree XP-E LEDs
Edison Opto have launched a new series of super compact high brightness LEDs: Edixeon Federal. Brief glance at the specs and pictures makes it obvious: Luxeon Rebel now have one more competitor.

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