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Pleasanton Library Cuts Energy Use By 46% With Adura Technologies Wireless Lighting Controls

Dec 6, 2011 Adura® Technologies, a leading provider of wireless lighting controls and energy management systems, has added the Pleasanton Public Library in Pleasanton, California to the list of public and commercial buildings benefiting from its wireless lighting control system. The Adura system and the fixture retrofit combined have reduced the library’s lighting energy use by 46 percent while enhancing user comfort and safety. The installation was completed as part of a retrofit project supported by the Energy Technology Assistance Program (ETAP), which is part of the statewide Energy Upgrade California™ program.

Forepi Selects AIXTRON´s New 19x4-inch CRIUS II-XL

Dec 6, 2011 AIXTRON SE today announced that Taiwan’s Forepi Ltd will install a CRIUS II-XL reactor in a 19x4-inch configuration. The order came in the third quarter of 2011, initially for the CRIUS II-L version, and was immediately converted into AIXTRON´s brand new XL-configuration right after its launch. Delivery of the new reactor will take place in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Future Lighting Solutions Wins 2011 Best LED Service Provider Award

Dec 6, 2011 Future Lighting Solutions was recognized as the Best LED Service Provider for 2011, at the 8th annual LED Technology and Market Summit held at the Ritz-Carlton in Shenzhen on November 18, 2011.

Leica Microsystems Presented Its Latest Range of Innovative LED Illumination Modules for Microscopy

Dec 6, 2011 The LED illumination series LED3000 and LED5000 from Leica Microsystems have proved their worth in numerous industrial applications for rapidly and accurately identifying the finest structures, faults, scratches or dust particles on surfaces. The LED5000 series has been especially designed for Leica's high-end stereo microscopes, whereas the LED3000 series integrates perfectly into routine stereo microscope systems. Both series have now been complemented by the new spotlight, ring light and multi-contrast illumination modules, so that users can choose the most suitable illumination solution for every stereomicroscopic task.

Xicato Introduced 3000lm and 4000lm XLM LED Modules

Dec 6, 2011 Recognized by the IESNA's recent 2011 Progress Report, Xicato's new 3000lm and 4000lm XLM LED modules provide light levels that replace inefficient high wattage halogen and metal halide lamps which have color stability and controllability issues.

A.C. Lighting Inc Appointed LedGo North American Distributor

Dec 6, 2011 A.C. Lighting Inc. has been appointed as the North American distributor for LedGo’s range of modular video solutions, recently unveiling the partnership and innovative product range on the company’s stand at LDI 2011 and WFX 2011.

Electronics Weekly Publishes Interview with Adrian Rawlinson, Marl International

Dec 5, 2011 Electronicsweekly.com has published interview with Adrian Rawlinson, managing director  at Marl International answering questions on architectural LED lighting.

New ENCELIUM White Paper Examines How Addressable Dimming Controls Help Buildings Earn LEED Points

Dec 5, 2011 With today’s broad awareness that green buildings offer lower operating costs, increased value and improved ROI, the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification has become the framework of choice for achieving sustainability at commercial properties. And lighting, which accounts for 30 percent of energy use in office buildings, often dominates the opportunity for energy savings among all electrical systems. Studies by Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s lighting team and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory show that advanced lighting controls, in conjunction with various energy management strategies, can typically yield a combined lighting energy savings of 40 to 80 percent in office buildings.

Implementation of a proper control system for lighting is pivotal for a building to earn LEED certification, as energy performance is the largest driver of the points needed to qualify. It is also important to note that more accurate monitoring and control of energy-intensive systems like HVAC and lighting help keep energy costs in check. The use of addressable dimming lighting controls, in particular, can help a building achieve points toward LEED certification.

i-Pix Satellite Mk II LED Fixtures Launched in September 2011 Gain Immediate Popularity

Dec 5, 2011 UK based specialist LED manufacturer i-Pix launched the new Satellite Mk II LED ‘brick’ lightsource at the 2011 PLASA Light & Sound exhibition in September. This was five years after the launch of the original Satellite, which was the then new company’s debut product, and rapidly became a trend-setting massive best seller worldwide. Buckinghamshire, UK based Universal Event Productions (UEP) has recently invested in a batch of the new i-Pix Satellite MkII LED fixtures as well as i-Pix’ popular BB4 LED wash lights to service its busy on-going schedule of corporate and live events.

Lumenpulse Unveiled Corporate Headquarters with "Evolution of Light" Event in Montreal, Canada

Dec 5, 2011 Lumenpulse Inc. (www.lumenpulse.com), a leading innovator and manufacturer of high performance, architectural LED-based lighting solutions for commercial, institutional, and urban environments, has unveiled its completed Corporate Headquarters located in Montreal, Canada.

Anolis Deliveres LED Architectural Lighting Solutions in South Africa

Dec 5, 2011 Anolis has announced successful installation of its architectural LED lighting  at the Protea Court, the newly opened extension to South Africa’s most desirable and glamorous retail destination – Sandton City in Johannesburg.

Lighting Science Group's New 60-Watt Equivalent LED World Bulb Receives Consumer Electronics Show Best of Innovations Award

Dec 2, 2011 Lighting Science Group (OTCBB: LSCG), one of the world's leading LED lighting manufacturers, announced today that its new low cost World Bulb™ – an omnidirectional 60-watt equivalent A19 LED bulb – has been selected as a 2012 International CES Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honoree. The Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA)® International CES Innovations Awards recognize outstanding design and engineering advancements across 32 consumer electronics product groupings – Lighting Science Group's product was honored in the Eco-Design & Sustainable Technologies category. The World Bulb is planned for launch in early 2012 in India and will roll out to other countries throughout the remainder of the year.

Jim H. McClung Lighting Research Foundation Announced Funding of Research Projects

Dec 2, 2011 The Jim H. McClung Lighting Research Foundation ("McClung Foundation") announced that it is funding work on two new research projects which will have far-reaching impacts on both users of light as well as lighting designers and the lighting industry.

Magnalight.com Introduced New Explosion Proof Handheld LED

Dec 2, 2011 Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com has announced the addition of the EXP-LED-RL-FX5R explosion proof rechargeable LED handheld light to its extensive line of portable explosion proof lighting solutions.

SDG&E LED Holiday Light Exchange Brings Energy Savings to Balboa Park, Chula Vista and Escondido

Dec 2, 2011 This weekend marks the final weekend of the year for San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E) customers to exchange old incandescent holiday light strands for complimentary light-emitting diode bulbs (LED) strands at SDG&E's LED holiday lighting exchanges throughout San Diego County. The final exchanges of the 2011 holiday season will take place in Balboa Park (Friday and Saturday), Chula Vista (Saturday) and Escondido (Sunday).

ZENARO Presents New Louver Luminaires with T5 LED Tubes

Dec 1, 2011 LED lighting specialist Zenaro Lighting offers three different recessed light fixtures for recessed ceiling mount to challenge conventional fluorescent troffer products.

Arima Changzhi Ramps Up HB LED Capacity with AIXTRON G4 MOCVD Systems

Dec 1, 2011 AIXTRON SE today announced that Arima Changzhi, a JV LED manufacturing company involving Changzhi High Tech Industry Investment Co., China, and Arima Optoelectronics from Taiwan, placed an order for three 42x2-inch wafer configuration AIX 2800G4 HT MOCVD systems as well as three 11x4-inch wafer configuration AIX 2800G4 HT MOCVD systems.

CSA's State-of-the-Art LED Lighting Laboratory Opened in Atlanta

Dec 1, 2011 To address the growing demand for energy-efficient lighting products and new 2012 lighting standards, CSA today unveiled a new 30,000 square-foot testing facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The laboratory provides testing and certification of LED and lighting products to more than 75 different standards as well as required third-party ENERGY STAR® testing.

Chroma-Q™ Launched Three New LED Luminaires

Nov 30, 2011 Chroma-Q announced launch of three new products:

Color Force Compact - Powerful Workhorse Fixture

Color Block 2 Plus - Improved Brightness, Same Innovative Design

Color Charge Plus - Improved Brightness, Battery Powered LED Fixture

Cree Introduced the New LMH2 LED Module Family

Nov 30, 2011 Today, Cree introduced the new LMH2 LED module family, designed to speed time-to-market for high-quality LED luminaires. The LMH2 is the only LED module delivering 80-lumens-per-watt system efficacy combined with CRI greater than 90. Featuring Cree TrueWhite® Technology, the module delivers high efficiency with beautiful light characteristics and color accuracy while maintaining color consistency over the life of the product.

WIN Semiconductors Adds AIXTRON MOCVD Reactors to Boost Production

Nov 30, 2011 AIXTRON SE today announced that WIN Semiconductors, an existing customer and a leading manufacturer of microwave devices in Taiwan, placed an order for two MOCVD systems, another AIX 2600G3 system in a 7x6-inch wafer configuration as well as its first AIX 2800G4 system in a 8x6-inch wafer configuration. It will use the systems to develop and mass produce various high performance devices.
The reactors will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2011 and be installed and commissioned by a local AIXTRON service support team at the company’s state-of-the-art facility located in Kuei Shan Hsiang, Taiwan.

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Launched New LED: the Oslon Square

Nov 30, 2011 OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ new LED, the Oslon Square, meets the requirements for a wide range of applications, including designer luminaires for the home or office, retrofits and street lights. The Oslon Square is available in many different versions and color temperatures, and can be operated with different currents, making it extremely versatile. Its reflective package makes even better use of light and increases system efficiency for all types.

Arizona Hospital Went Green with LEDtronics LED Lighting Fixtures

Nov 29, 2011 Kingman Regional Medical Center at Kingman, Arizona has switched to the energy efficient LED lighting solutions to illuminate the hospital campus premises. In addition  to energy savings benefit (energy savings of 202 watts per fixture), the LED lighting fixtures provided outstanding light intensity and quality necessary for the superior security cameras work. Overall a 104 88-watt LEDtronics SLL003P-30X2W-XPW-005 LED luminaire were installed in place of the  old 250-watt HPS lamps in 88 fixtures throughout the campus.

Market Research Expects LED Market Growth at 8% CAGR Through 2014

Nov 29, 2011 MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Global LED Market 2010-2014" to their collection of Components market research.The report forecasts the Global LED market to grow at a CAGR of 7.7 percent over the period 2010-2014. It analyzes the current Global LED market landscape and its growth prospects. It also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. According to the report, key vendors dominating LED market include Nichia Corp., Samsung LED Co., Cree Inc., and LG Innotek.

CNET Selected 5 Top Smart LED TVs under $1000

Nov 29, 2011 Ty Pendlebury from CNET.com has selected 5 best smart LED TVs available for $1000 or less. The selection includes LG 47LW5600 (47-inch LED), Samsung UN40D6400 (40-inch), LG Infinia 47LV5500 (47-inch), Toshiba 47TL515 (47-inch) and Sony Bravia KDL-46EX523 (46-inch). Detailed reviews for each model are provided.

Magnalight Introduced New High Intensity LED Light Bar

Nov 29, 2011 The Magnalight LEDP10W-50E LED Light Bar from Larson Electronics’ provides intense light output from a highly efficient and extremely durable unit that is capable of operating under extreme conditions. This 50 watt LED light bar is designed to resist the damaging effects of harsh environments and produces 4,300 lumens of intense light while using only 4.17 amps, making it efficient as well as powerful. Pulse Width Modulation technology and advanced LED drivers provide unparalleled control of heat and voltages and heavy duty IP68 rated construction provides waterproof protection to 3 meters.

Case Study: Lumenpulse Illuminates Iconic BC Place Stadium in Vancouver

Nov 28, 2011 This weekend, Canada’s version of the Super Bowl took place in Vancouver and as part of a recent stadium renovation, CFL fans and the Vancouver skyline were lit up in a whole new way thanks to LED lighting technology. When a team scored or did the wave light shows were triggered and team colors were displayed inside and out to get the whole city jazzed. Lumenpulse has kindly posted all the technical details and challenges of the installation in the exciting case study.

PIXLED Extended Creative and Lightweight Product Range

Nov 28, 2011 Leading European designed LED screen brand Pixled has significantly expanded its range of robust, portable, lightweight screen surfaces, which are popular for all creative and scenic applications - from entire stage sets to specialist presentation and exhibition areas and retail displays. The new products include P-6 lightweight dynamic tile, Flex-10 ultra-flexible display module, F-50C/F-75C/F-150C soft scurtain LED, F- 55G pixels on a grid with ultra transparent background and the “Lightbox”  -  digital signage display.

FZLED Launched Ultra Slim LED Panel Lights

Nov 28, 2011 FZLED, manufacturer of LED lighting products, has launched two new series of ultra-thin, long lasting, easy to install 52W LED panel lights. The PL-60-00 series of panel lights are 60 centimeters long (approx. 2 feet) and the PL-120-00 series are 120 centimeters long (approx. 4 feet). These fantastic new panel lights are specifically designed to be energy-saving replacements for fluorescence tube commonly used in large spaces like government buildings, offices, gymnasiums, subways, and shopping malls.

LED Expo 2011 to Open on December 1 in New Delhi, India

Nov 28, 2011 'LED Expo 2011', India's No.1 and largest International Exhibition on LED Lighting Products and Technology will be held from 1st-3rd December 2011 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Inauguration by Shri. Sushil Kumar Shinde, Hon'ble Minister of Power, Govt. of India. 'LED SUMMIT' a 2 day International Conference on the LED Lighting Products & Technology will be conducted concurrent to the Expo. Product showcase gallery, live demo rooms and mock up rooms to give exact effect of LED lighing in action.

Carclo LED Optics Preferred by Supercar Brands

Nov 23, 2011 Yorkshire Post reports that technical plastics group Carclo delivered “solid” first half figures on the back of lucrative links with the world of luxury cars. Top of the range supercars such as Aston Martin, Bugatti Veyron and Lamborghini all source their LED lighting from Carclo.

Guide to LED Heatsinks from Electronics Weekly

Nov 23, 2011 Steve Bush from Electronics Weekly has published a detailed guide to LED heatsins design and development. The guide includes inputs from industries leading experts in the area: Lumileds application engineer Michiel Kruger, Mentor Graphics marketing manager John Parry and Paul Ward, opto-products manager at distributor Farnell.

Nordson ASYMTEK Won Global Technology Award in the LED Production Equipment Category

Nov 23, 2011 Nordson ASYMTEK, a leader in dispensing, coating, and jetting technologies, announced that it has won the 2011 Global Technology Award in the category of LED Production Equipment for its Spectrum(TM) S-922 LED jetting system for dispensing silicone. The award recognizes the best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries. The award was presented at the Productronica Trade Fair in Munich, Germany on November 15th, 2011. This was the fourth time Nordson ASYMTEK has won a Global Technology award.

Fort Worth Tests LED Lighting System to Illuminate Downtown

Nov 22, 2011 It has been reported that Fort Worth began testing a state-of-the-art LED lighting system  at Sundance Square on Monday. The new LED lights will replace the white bulbs that have outlined many Sundance buildings for years.

LEDnovation Introduced PAR38 SPOT

Nov 22, 2011 LEDnovation announced availability of the EnhanceLite® PAR38 Spot. With a 3000K color temperature and tight, 14° beam angle, the PAR38 Spot boasts center beam candle power (CBCP) of 10,280 candelas, making it the ideal choice for highlighting objects from afar in commercial and retail applications. This new option adds to the 27°, 35° and 55° beam angle choices already available on the EnhanceLite® PAR38 lamps.The EnhanceLite® PAR38 Spot will be available in December 2011.

OSRAM Luminaires Used at McDonald's Outdoor Facilities in Germany

Nov 22, 2011 Digitimes reports that OSRAM is fitting outdoor facilities of the McDonald's restaurant chain in Germany with modern and energy-efficient LED lighting. So far, the parking lots of a total of 25 new restaurants have been provided with the LED floodlights from OSRAM's subsidiary Siteco.

Hyperspec RECON™ Chosen as PRISM Award Finalist

Nov 22, 2011 Headwall Photonics has announced that the Hyperspec® RECON™ handheld sensor has been nominated as one of three finalist products in the Military/Defense category for the 2011 PRISM Awards. The winning product will be announced in January by SPIE and Photonics Media during Photonics West.

Mouser Electronics Signed Global Distribution Pact with LedLink

Nov 22, 2011 Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, has signed global distribution agreement with LedLink Optics, Inc. The Taiwan company specializes in the manufacturing of high-quality secondary optics for high-power LEDs and is an official optical solution partner for Cree, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Seoul Semiconductor, and other leading LED manufacturers.

Holophane Launched Night Time Demo

Nov 21, 2011 Acuity Brands, Inc. announced the introduction of the Night Time Demo by Holophane®. The Night Time Demo is a unique demonstration program that enables customers to increase their outdoor lighting knowledge by walking through a series of outdoor lighting environments and experiencing first-hand the quality of different outdoor lighting technologies

Elemental LED Announces 2nd Annual Cyber Monday Super Sale

Nov 21, 2011 Elemental LED, a San Francisco Bay Area-based LED lighting company, announced that it will discount its entire inventory of products by 35% on Cyber Monday, November 28th. This is the second year that Elemental LED will participate with online retailers in Cyber Monday, following last year when the company also discounted products by 35%.

Energy Star Will Host Meeting and Webinar on LED Lamps Specification on November 30, 2011

Nov 21, 2011 November 30, 2011 has been announced as a date of the Energy Star meeting and live webinar dedicated to the review of Draft I of Energy Star Lamps Specification. The meeting aims to gather input from partners and stakeholders for future development of the light bulbs specification. The deadline for in-person registration is November 25.

Siemens and OSRAM Developed Novel Deep Red Phosphor for LEDs

Nov 21, 2011 Electronics News reports an exciting research development  from Siemens Corporate Technology and OSRAM. Using a High Throughput Experimentation (THE) they were able to develop  new dark red luminescent material suited for light-emitting diodes.The novel luminescent material is intended for general lighting warm-toned white LEDs, LCD backlights, and automotive LED applications.

Gigahertz-Optik Released New X1-RM Rack-Mountable Multimeter

Nov 21, 2011 Gigahertz-Optik launched new X1-RM Multimeter, that is a rack-mountable version of the X1 series hand-held universal optometer for use with a wide variety of detector types. It combines a powerful microprocessor and electronics in a rack-mountable module for integration into standard 19” rack-mount housings. A unique feature of the X1-RM is its capability to operate up to four photodiode detectors with all four signals displayed on its four line display with on/off backlighting.

GlacialLight Exhibiting Wide Array of LED Products at the 2011 LED EXPO in New Delhi

Nov 18, 2011 GlacialLight, a division of GlacialTech Inc., a global provider of PC cooling, power supplies, power drivers and LED lighting, will present at the LED EXPO, to be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India, 1-3 December 2011.

Goldman Sachs Released LED/OLED Industry Analysis Report

Nov 18, 2011 Forbes reports on the release of the Goldman Sachs analysts report on LED/OLED industry. According to the report, Goldman Sachs analyst Brian Lee appointed Buy ratings on LED lighting company Cree and OLED technology company Universal Display; LED equipment maker Veeco received a Neutral rating, and sets a Sell on Rubicon Technology.

SYLVANIA Released Results of the 4th Annual Socket Survey

Nov 18, 2011 SYLVANIA has released results of the 4th annual SYLVANIA Socket Survey— the industry’s only measurement/ barometer of the changing lighting landscape and public attitudes about efficient lighting and awareness of the upcoming national phase-out of incandescent light bulbs— starting in January with the 100 watt.  This year’s benchmark survey revealed that for the first time a majority of American (55 percent) are aware of the 2007 congressional legislation mandating the phase-out of inefficient lighting.

Chroma-Q New Color Block 2 Plus Has Improved Brightness

Nov 18, 2011 The new Chroma-Q™ Color Block 2 Plus™ is a higher output version of the original Color Block 2™ multi-purpose LED fixture that retains the same versatile modular ‘building block’ design, single colour RGBA optics, high light output and theatrical grade dimming to create an exceptional all-round feature set.  The Color Block 2 Plus utilises the very latest generation of LED and optics, resulting in 40% more output (750 lumens) than the original Color Block 2 (530 lumens) when the internal switch is set to full power.

Research Highlights: Stanford University Team Developed Nano LEDs for Ultrafast Data Transmission

Nov 17, 2011 It has been reported that a team at Stanford's School of Engineering has demonstrated an ultrafast nanoscale light-emitting diode (LED) that is orders of magnitude lower in power consumption than today's laser-based systems and is able to transmit data at the very rapid rate of 10 billion bits per second.

Research Highlights: Research Group at Harvard Solves Problem of QD-LEDs

Nov 17, 2011 By nestling quantum dots in an insulating egg-crate structure, researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have demonstrated a robust new architecture for quantum-dot light-emitting devices (QD-LEDs).

Trans-Lux Partnered with University of Rochester

Nov 17, 2011 It has been reported that Trans-Lux, the Norwalk-based company, which sold-off its movie theater business (now Storyteller Theaters) years ago, has since reinvented itself to become a leading innovator in video displays and LED lighting systems.

Review of Lumiotec's OLED Lamps

Nov 17, 2011 OLED-info has released a hands on review of the Lumiotec's two commercially available OLED lamps: "Hanger" and "Vanity". Both use a single square OLED panel, and the "Hanger" is the world's cheapest OLED lamp - at $450.

Hualei Optoelectronics Receives Further AIXTRON MOCVD Systems

Nov 17, 2011 AIXTRON SE today announced that Xiang Nang Hualei Optoelectronics Ltd, of Hunan Province, China, has ordered eight new AIXTRON MOCVD reactors to boost capacity for GaN HB LEDs. The order includes six CRIUS II reactors in a 55x2-inch wafer configuration and two AIX G5 HT 56x2-inch wafer configuration systems.

Acuity Brands Associates Honored by IES

Nov 16, 2011 Acuity Brands, Inc., a market leader in innovative lighting solutions, announced today that the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has recognized three of the Company’s associates during its recent annual conference in Austin, Texas

30x30 cm Flexible OLED Lighting Panel on Metal Foil

Nov 16, 2011 OLED-info reports on the new flexible OLED prototype showcased by the Holst center. The 30x30 cm flexible OLED panel on the metal foil was shown in a short video, but no additional technical details have been released yet.

Cree’s Ruud Lighting Subsidiary Announced Facility Expansion

Nov 16, 2011 Cree, Inc.’s Ruud Lighting subsidiary, based in Racine, Wisc., held groundbreaking ceremony on November 15, 2011 to highlight a 208,000-square-foot expansion to its manufacturing facility. The company’s $24.5 million investment will focus on manufacturing and assembly of LED lighting and is expected to create 469 new full-time jobs over the next four years.

Intematix Introduced ChromaLit Ellipse, Candle and Dome Remote Phosphor Products

Nov 16, 2011 Intematix, a leading innovator of patented phosphors and phosphor components for high-quality LED lighting, announced the production availability of its ChromaLit™ Ellipse, Candle and Dome light sources for use by manufacturers of LED light bulbs, fixtures and other indoor and outdoor lighting applications. These new three-dimensional patented remote phosphor ChromaLit products provide designers with wide angle lighting distribution, improved light quality and greater freedom in the design of brighter, more energy efficient lighting. Intematix’s ChromaLit remote phosphor light sources are ideal for use in residential, commercial and hospitality applications such as LED retrofit light bulbs, downlights, wall sconces, pendants, portable lights, chandeliers and other decorative lighting fixtures

Exclusive Interview with Eran Fine, Oree Inc.

Nov 15, 2011 LEDs Review  received an exceptional opportunity for an exclusive interview with Eran Fine, co-founder and president of Oree Inc., a leader in the innovative planar LED lighting solutions.

Trans-Lux Successful in Comprehensive Restructuring Plan

Nov 15, 2011 Trans-Lux Corporation, a supplier of LED technology for high resolution video displays and lighting applications, has announced the successful completion of an extensive financial restructuring and re-capitalization of the Company

SavWatt's Eco-Pole to Be Installed at Fort Knox US Military Base

Nov 15, 2011 SavWatt USA, Inc. has announced today that a SavWatt Eco-Pole has been selected for installation at a strategic location on the Fort Knox Military Base in Kentucky.ECO-POLE is an energy efficient, self energized, free-standing 60 Watt LED outdoor lighting system that is powered by a patent pending wind turbine and solar panel. Using only natural resources, wind and sun, ECO-POLE can be placed just about anywhere outdoor lighting is required.

Xicato Inc. CEO Presents at UBS Global Technology and Services Conference

Nov 15, 2011 Xicato Inc., manufacturer of LED modules for general illumination, announced that Menko Deroos, CEO, is presenting at UBS Global Technology and Services Conference in New York City on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. A recording of this event can also be viewed from the Company's website at www.xicato.com. Management will also be available to meet with interested investors in one-on-one meetings at the conference.

Rubicon Technology Presents at UBS Global Technology and Services Conference

Nov 15, 2011 Rubicon Technology, Inc., a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, Semiconductor, and Optical industries, announced that William Weissman, CFO, is presenting a company overview at the UBS Global Technology and Services Conference on November 15 at 10:30 am eastern time. The event takes place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York, NY.

Mouser Electronics and Illumitex Formed Partnership to Offer Innovative LED Solutions

Nov 15, 2011 Mouser Electronics, regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, has announced its international distribution partnership with LED technology leader Illumitex. Illumitex develops and manufactures high-brightness LEDs with optics integrated at the die level to provide more energy- and space-efficient lighting solutions in general, architectural and horticulture applications.

New LED Modules for X-Cite® XLED1 Fluorescence Illumination from Lumen Dynamics

Nov 15, 2011 Lumen Dynamics has expanded its series of LED wavelength modules available with the X-Cite® XLED1 fluorescence illumination solution widening its breadth of fluorescence microscopy applications. Following the recent launch of X-Cite® XLED1, X-Cite® has expanded its array of LED modules offering researchers greater flexibility to address a variety of microscopy applications.

Dialight's DuroSite LED High Bays Receive Industry Award

Nov 14, 2011 Dialight, a global leader in LED lighting technology, received an industry award for its DuroSite LED High Bay for LUX magazine's Industrial Retrofit of the Year. Managing Director of March Foods, Paul Cope, collected the award for the company's installation of the DuroSite LEDs at the first annual LUX Live trade show.

Bavaria Technology Solutions to Supply LED Lighting for New Security Buildings in Abu Dhabi Judicial Department

Nov 14, 2011 Bavaria Technology Solutions in Al Ain has won the contract with the main contractor / MBEC for Abu Dhabi Judicial Department for the supply of LED lighting to the new security buildings being built at the perimeter of the New Court Building in Abu Dhabi.

Photometric Testing Opened LED Lighting Testing Laboratory in UK

Nov 14, 2011 Earlier this month Photometric Testing has opened new laboratory based at the Cotswold Business Centre in Upper Rissington, Gloucestershire.  Photometric Testing laboratory is intended to serve the lighting industry with specialist optical test and measurement services for LEDs, lamps, luminaires, displays, signs and signals.

Mighty Bright Introduced Line of LUX LED Task Lights

Nov 14, 2011 Mighty Bright, designer and manufacturer of innovative LED lighting products, introduced LUX LED Task Lights for Hospitality at Boutique Design New York (BDNY), the premier hospitality tradeshow, taking place in New York City at Javits Center North, November 13-14, 2011.

Chroma-Q Color Charge Plus Provides Improved Brightness

Nov 14, 2011 The new Chroma-Q™ Color Charge Plus™ is a higher output version of the original battery powered, wireless DMX fixture. It is intended for any temporary indoor lighting applications where wiring is a challenge or where install speed is critical, transforming a venue in minutes. The Color Charge Plus utilises the very latest generation of LED and optics, resulting in 50% more output (900 lumens) than the original Color Charge (600 lumens) from the same size unit.

Interview with Rudi Hechfellner and Chad Stalker, Philips Lumileds Lighting

Nov 11, 2011 Exclusive interview with Rudi Hechfellner, Director of Applications, and J. Chad Stalker III, LC,  Regional Marketing Manager, from Philips Lumileds Lighting.

New LED Roadway Luminaire Introduced by Hubell

Nov 11, 2011 Hubbell Outdoor Lighting Inc. introduced two new versatile LED products in their leading outdoor lighting portfolio. The new Roadway RM LED Series delivers a complete and powerful LED roadway solution producing 6087 lumens in a 3G rated traditional cobra-head. The Roadway RF LED Retrofit Kit provides a versatile solution to upgrade existing 100-175W cobra-heads in any NEMA compliant fixture

Sarasota's Ringling Bridge Illuminated by LEDs

Nov 11, 2011 The City of Sarasota is among a growing number of cities and municipalities that are upgrading traditional outdoor lighting to innovative light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures, which save energy, increase illumination and protect the environment. The new Ringling Bridge Project, unveiled this month, reflects the growing national trend to utilize this emerging green and economically responsible technology.

Phoseon Technology, Integration Technology and Lumen Dynamics Established UV LED Curing Association

Nov 11, 2011 It has been announced that Phoseon Technology, Integration Technology Limited and Lumen Dynamics join together to form the UV LED Curing Association. The new association has been established to address a growing need within the market for current and potential researchers, suppliers, integrators and end users to gain a better understanding about UV LED technology and the significant benefits it brings to numerous applications.

OSRAM Developed the World's Most Efficient Flexible OLED Lighting Panel

Nov 11, 2011 OLED-info reports on the recent exciting development from OSRAM - a new flexible OLED with an efficiency of 32 lm/W - which makes is the world's most efficient OLED lighting panel (according to OSRAM). The new panel is made on a thin steel foil with a thickness of approximately 100 micrometers - like a sheet of paper. OSRAM developed a new electrode design for this top-emitter OLED panel, which brightness is fixed at 1,000 cd/m².  

Psoria-Shield® Partners with Sensor Electronic Technology Inc.

Nov 10, 2011 Psoria-Shield Inc.®, a Tampa, Fla. designer and manufacturer specializing in medical devices, announced today a strategic partnership with Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi), the world leader in the development and manufacturing of deep ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UV LEDs).

Philips Lumileds Deploys Camstar Platform across Three Global Sites in 11 Months

Nov 10, 2011 Camstar Systems, Inc. announced today that Philips Lumileds, the world's leading provider of power LEDs for illumination solutions, deployed Camstar’s Manufacturing Execution System (MES) at all global sites in less than a year, enabling rapid growth and improved product quality in the competitive LED business. In a newly released video, Emile van de Pas of Philips describes how the solution scales with the business, adapts to complex manufacturing, enables process consistency and improvements across all sites, and complements the company’s SAP ERP. Mr. van de Pas will also detail the rapid deployment and results in a live webcast on November 15.

London’s Tower Bridge to be Illuminated with LEDs

Nov 9, 2011 Carmel Doyle from Swww.siliconrepublic.com reports on the plans for illumination of London's Tower Bridge with LED luminaires. According to the report, General Electric and EDF Energy have got an approval to install energy-efficient LED technology and a cabling system to illuminate the 800-foot Tower Bridge in London, enhancing the bridge's gothic features in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Case Study: Funky and Famous Strip Mall Combines Lumenpulse LED Fixtures and Wind Turbines to Deliver Pop-Art, Energy Savings and Dramatically Improved Occupancy Rates

Nov 9, 2011 Lumenpulse has published the detailed case study on LED illumination project of historical Cermac Plaza near Chicago, IL. Lumenpulse Lumenfacade™ RGB fixtures were used as they offered advantages such as small footprint of the luminaires that enabled them to be mounted into the canopy, and outstanding performance in temperatures as low as -25C/-13F. The project was taken one step further in terms of environmental friendliness -  the Lumenpulse fixtures are powered with 12 wind turbines that cultivate energy from the edge of the plaza’s parking lot. In combination with the energy efficient lighting, the 35 foot tall turbines are a dynamic, visible and recognizable environmental statement as well as artistic feature that generates 1,500 to 2,500 kilowatt hours of electricity each year. During the daytime, when the LED fixtures are off, unused power is directed back to the grid – actually earning income for Cermak Plaza Associates LLC which also receives a federal credit for installing green technology.

OSRAM Completes Aquisition of Traxon Technologies

Nov 9, 2011 It has been announced that OSRAM acquired the remaining shares of Traxon Technologies from its joint venture partner as of November 9th, 2011.

Chroma-Q Color Force LED Luminaires Used at Walgreens Managers Meeting

Nov 9, 2011 Lighting and set designer Olivier Ilisca of Chicago-based lighting design and show management practice CenterStage Productions (CSP), used 82 Chroma-QTM Color ForceTM 48 LED battens on his lighting rig for the 2011 Walgreen's Managers Meeting event, staged at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

New Swtich Dimmable LED Driver Launched by Supertex

Nov 9, 2011 Supertex, Inc. has introduced HV9801A, a power saving, switch dimmable, LED driver integrated circuit (IC) designed to drive LEDs in dimmable household and office lighting applications. The IC dims LED lamp brightness to one of four preset levels through simple, rapid toggling of a light switch. Light levels progress up and down sequentially and if the switch is turned off for more than a second, the lamp returns to full brightness.

Patented Breakthrough's in LED Technology Increase Beam Angle Range and Uniformity of Light

Nov 9, 2011 Gem Hsin Electronics, LED lighting manufacturer, announced new advances in their research and development of LED lighting products that enable wider beam angles and unparalleled uniformity of light. Gem Hsin has already started incorporating these cutting-edge research breakthroughs into their line of T5 / T8 LED Tube Lights.

Blackbody V-LUX OLED Desk Lamp Review by OLED-Info

Nov 8, 2011 OLED-info has posted a detailed hands on review of Blackbody V-LUX OLED desk lamp. The review features detailed assembly and lamp lighting experience with pictures and video. The lamp includes two OLED panels, each 100 cm2 in size with a color rendering index of 80 and a color temperature of 3200K. The V-LUX lamp consumes 2.8 W and its size is 35 (H) x 25 (W) x 46 (L) cm. The price is €572.

Korea Ban to Affect LG and Samsung LED Distribution

Nov 7, 2011 In a new decision reached by Korea's Commission for Shared Growth for Large and Small Companies, LG and Samsung have been restricted by a ban on selling LED products in Korea. Along with other conglomerates, or chaebols, the two industrial giants were recommended to 'withdraw' from the nation's LED market in a second round of decisions made by the government.

Companies in LED Industry Benefit from Upcoming Chinese Ban on Incandescents

Nov 7, 2011 With the onset of China's ban on incandescent bulbs to begin in less than a year, companies offering energy-efficient replacements, including LEDs, have started seeing the positive effects in their businesses.

Interview with Gary Manche, Ocean Optics

Nov 7, 2011 At the LEDs 2011 conference and exhibition LEDs Review has received an opportunity for an exclusive interview with Gary Manche, North America Distributor Manager at Ocean Optics.

Research Highlights: Research Group from University of Toronto Solved Energy Puzzle in OLEDs

Nov 7, 2011 University of Toronto materials science and engineering (MSE) researchers have demonstrated for the first time the key mechanism behind how energy levels align in a critical group of advanced materials. This discovery is a significant breakthrough in the development of sustainable technologies such as dye-sensitized solar cells and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

FZLED Showcases Compact LED Downlights at INTERLIGHT MOSCOW

Nov 7, 2011 FZLED, LED lighting products manufacturer, has announced plans to exhibit a number of their newest and most efficient LED lighting products at the FZTech booth (number T6.5 in Hall 7.2) during the trade show, INTERLIGHT MOSCOW, to be held at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow, Russia, November 8-11, 2011.

Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com Releases LED Mounting Light with Double Suction Cup

Nov 4, 2011 Magnalight.com has released a powerful and portable LED light with an adjustable suction cup mounting system. The LED10W-1SCB LED Spotlight's suction cup base along with its dual ball joint mounting system enable secure attachment to any smooth surface, while providing "a high degree of directional adjustability." The LED light produces 900 lumens and a beam 250 feet long by 40 feet wide. Withstanding testing speeds as high as 90 mph, the adjustable cup mounting system and LED spotlight serve best where powerful lighting is needed quickly and easily, such as in boating, security and industrial work.

Dialight Unveiled New DuroSite LED Area Light

Nov 4, 2011 Dialight, the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, has launched its new DuroSite® LED Area Light, the newest addition to its class-leading line up of LED industrial lighting solutions. The DuroSite LED Area Light delivers 79 lumens per Watt to effectively replace up to a 250W HID unit slashing energy consumption by nearly 70 percent.

Green Creative Titanium LED Lamps Received Energy Star Qualification

Nov 4, 2011 GREEN CREATIVE LLC,San Francisco based LED lighting manufacturer, has announced that its TITANIUM series of PAR’s and MR16 LED replacement lamps have completed ENERGY STAR qualification.

OSRAM LEDs Used to Illuminate Streets in Africa

Nov 4, 2011 South African street lighting manufacturer BEKA has announced the availability of its BEKA LEDlume line of luminaires, equipped with Oslon SSL LEDs by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. The BEKA LEDlume lamps are designed to improve energy efficiency and durability of street lighting, and will be deployed throughout the continent of Africa.

Cnlight and Oree Launched World's Thinnest LED Fixture

Nov 4, 2011 Guangdong Cnlight Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. (Cnlight) announced its new planar illumination products during 2011 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair. The Cnlight high-end ultra-slim LED table lamp features a 3.73mm ultra-slim illuminator and high performance, excellent uniformity and good quality of light. The new LED lighting design is enabled by Oree’s LightCellTM technology. Oree is an Israel-based company that is the pioneer of LED planar light sources. Cnlight’s collaboration with Oree’s innovative technology opens the door to a completely new category for LED illumination: “Planar LED Lighting.”

ON Semiconductor Releases Third Quarter 2011 Results and Summary

Nov 3, 2011 ON Semiconductor has released its third quarter results for 2011 such as the total revenue, $898.0 million, which is a relative decrease of about 1% compared to the second quarter of 2011. The company also reports a GAAP net loss of $49.4 million for this third quarter, which is equivalent to $0.11 per fully diluted share. This net loss was affected by the $65.4 million worth of "restructuring, asset impairment and other charges which were primarily related to [their] announced closure of the Aizu, Japan factory," along with other special items.

Magnalight.com Releases New Economical LED Light Tower Alternative

Nov 3, 2011 Larson Electronics' has announced the addition of an economical LED alternative to halogen and metal halide light towers. Compared to the two traditional light tower types, the WALTP-2XWP400 LED light tower produces an equivalent amount of light with a competitive total area coverage. This LED light tower also costs less than its HID counterparts, and produces more cost savings through its reduced energy consumption and low bulb maintenance.

Interview with Julian Carey, Intematix

Nov 3, 2011 At the LEDs 2011 conference and exhibition LEDs Review has received an opportunity for an exclusive interview with Julian Carey, Director of Marketing at Intematix.

GlacialLight to Exhibit at INTERLIGHT MOSCOW

Nov 3, 2011 GlacialLight, a sub-division of the experienced technology maker GlacialTech Inc., has announced that their display at INTERLIGHT MOSCOW will feature an exceptional line-up of high-quality and superbly designed LED lighting products for buyers and journalists to see first-hand. Interested parties are invited to visit the GlacialLight Booth #NO.T1.3, Hall 7.2, from November 8-11, 2011, at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow, to test products, ask questions, and procure GlacialLight's most advanced LED lighting solutions offerings

IXTRON Collaborates with Nanyang Technological University

Nov 3, 2011 AIXTRON SE today announced that Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore, has received its new Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) system. Commissioned by the local AIXTRON support team, the CCS 3x2-inch wafer configuration system is being used for research into ultra-high brightness LEDs and related material systems.

Lighting Science Group LED Products Chosen to Fund FIRST® Youth Science and Technology Enrichment Programs

Nov 3, 2011 Lighting Science Group has announced an agreement with FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) to resell the company's A19 LED bulbs.

Verbatim Launched New OLED Modules

Nov 3, 2011 Global LEDs/OLEDs reports that Verbatim has launched new OLED module for simplified implementation by lighting designers, artists, engineers, and architects.The new module is using the company's VELVE OLED (organic light-emitting diode) panels. Each module comprises a colour-tunable, framed VELVE OLED panel with a light emitting area of 123mm x 123mm. A printed circuit board with the control electronics is mounted onto the back of each panel. The whole assembly measures 146.4mm wide x 133.3mm long x 8.7mm deep and weights 192 grams.

The University of Michigan's "Big House" Gets Bright Makeover with Cree LEDs

Nov 3, 2011 This year, the University of Michigan Wolverines and their fans enjoy a new look to Michigan Stadium, now complete with newly upgraded scoreboards from Lighthouse Technologies. The state-of-the-art video displays and scoring systems feature more than 3 million Screen Master® high-brightness LEDs by Cree, delivering crystal-clear, high definition images to fans throughout “The Big House.”

HomeDepot Launched Incandescents for LED Holiday Lights Trade-in Program

Nov 3, 2011 Los Angeles Times reports on the incandescents  for LED Christmas lights trade-in program from Home Depot. The world's largest home improvement specialty retailer is encouraging customers to upgrade to more energy-efficient LED strings with its fourth annual Eco Options Christmas Light Trade-in, beginning on November 3 and running through Nov. 13 at all of Home Depot's 1,961 U.S. retail locations.

LEDtronics Introduced New LED T4 Tube Bulb

Nov 2, 2011 LEDtronics® announced another of its energy-saving LED light bulbs: the LED15T4 -SIW-120A T4 tube bulb with an E12 candelabra base and 120A input voltage. The 0.9-Watt consuming LED tube bulb replaces incandescent bulb numbers 15T4, 15T6/CB/130, 15T7/CB/130 and GE 15T7C 13494 up to 15 Watts.

LED-maker Sensor Electronic Announced Expansion Plans

Nov 2, 2011 A company that makes ultraviolet light components plans to put $20 million into an expansion of its Columbia operations. Sensor Electronic Technology Inc. announced  plans to create 150 new jobs.

CRS Electronics Announced Board Changes

Nov 2, 2011 CRS Electronics Inc., a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting, has appointed Bernard J. Erickson, Donald B. Hathaway and Larry D. Taylor to its board of directors effective immediately.

Cooper Lighting, Long Island Power Authority and Local Distributors Promote LED Lighting

Nov 2, 2011 Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry, announced that it has partnered with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and nine local electrical distributors to help promote the use of ENERGY STAR®-qualified LED lighting in homes.

Elemental LED Releases New Celebright Holiday Lights

Nov 1, 2011 San Francisco Bay Area-based LED lighting company, Elemental LED, has introduced Celebright, a new LED form of holiday and Christmas lighting. As the photo to the side suggests, the Celebright is designed with compact LED bulbs on a thin wire string, either silver or copper-colored. This wire is easily flexible to make it possible for any holiday lighting arrangement.

Bridgelux Arrays Used to Light Sheraton Hotel at D-Cube City in Seoul

Nov 1, 2011 A leading producer of LED lighting solutions, Bridgelux Inc. has announced the selection of its award-winning RS and ES LED arrays by light manufacturer Ilsung Moolsan of Korea. These energy-efficient LED arrays will be incorporated in the 1000 high performance downlights of Ilsung Moolsan that will be installed at the new Sheraton Hotel at D-Cube City in Seoul. The lights will appear in various public gathering areas such as the lobby, lounge, banquet hall, or indoor swimming pool and sauna. 

Veeco Announced Investor Events Schedule

Nov 1, 2011 Veeco Instruments Inc. has announced that its management is scheduled to present at the six investor events in November 2011.

Research Highlights: Highly Efficient Flexible OLEDs from Canadian Research Group

Nov 1, 2011 Jon Cartwright from Chemistry World reports that researchers in Canada have created organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) on flexible plastic substrates that retain the high efficiency of their non-flexible counterparts. The advance could help OLEDs make the leap into flexible displays.

Ultratech Announced Upcoming Investor Events

Nov 1, 2011 Ultratech, Inc., a leading supplier of lithography and laser-processing systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs), has announced that its management is scheduled to present at the investor conferences in New York on November 3, 2011 and in Las Vegas on November 15, 2011.

Multi-Channel LED Driver with Serial Interface from ON Semiconductor

Nov 1, 2011 ON Semiconductor, a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, has introduced the NCP1840, a multi-LED driver with the ability to drive up to eight LEDs independently, using any illumination pattern the user creates. The NCP1840 is ideal for multi-LED status indicators that communicate status and diagnostic conditions to the user, and can help differentiate an end product via LED animation.

Research Highlights: Research Team from Georgia Tech Boosts LED Performance with Zinc Oxide Microwires

Nov 1, 2011 It has been reported that Zhong Lin Wang and his research team from Georgia Institute of Technology have used zinc oxide microwires to significantly improve the efficiency at which gallium nitride light-emitting diodes (LED) convert electricity to ultraviolet light. The devices are believed to be the first LEDs whose performance has been enhanced by the creation of an electrical charge in a piezoelectric material using the piezo-phototronic effect.

Oslon SSL LEDs from OSRAM Provide 20% More Light and Have Improved Thermal Stability

Oct 31, 2011 Last week OSRAM Opto Semiconductors have released new Oslon SSL LED in red, orange and yellow with new chip technology that allows to provide up to 20 percent more output than their predecessors and offer improved thermal stability, particularly in Hyperred (660 nm). Energy-efficient applications such as commercial horticulture are therefore much more efficient. Behind this boost in performance lie the latest developments in Indium-Gallium-Aluminum-Phosphide chip technology (InGaAlP).

OSRAM HPMSL LED Street Light Will be Used by Singapore Industrial Park

Oct 31, 2011 OSRAM, one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world,has announced that Shun Li Industrial Park is the first to implement OSRAM’s High Power Modular Street Light (HPMSL) to illuminate the streets in the industrial estate in Singapore.

Taiwan LED Light Show Opened in U.K.

Oct 31, 2011 Taiwan Times has reported that last Friday an exhibition of Taiwanese LED lighting products  has opened in the United Kingdom.  The show's organizer, the Taiwan Trade Center in London, were pleased with the feedback the LED products received from visiting U.K. vendor

GE Lighting Saves Stamford, CT an Annual $146,000 in Energy Savings

Oct 28, 2011 A lead lighting provider, GE Lighting was recently involved in an LED replacement project in Stamford, CT. Replaced were over 250 high-pressure sodium (HPS) lamps with the GE Evolve LED Roadway Medium Cobrahead (ERMC) fixtures. 

TESS Announces Release of New 12W Replacement LED

Oct 28, 2011 A lead LED lighting developer and manufacturer in Taiwan, TESS (Top Energy Saving System Corp.), has announced the launch of its 12W L1000 lumen LED bulb, including the model's UL, FCC, and CE certification.

OSRAM Presented the World Largest OLED Lighting Installation in Berlin

Oct 28, 2011 Oled-info reports a beautiful new OLED installation by OSRAM opened at the Qubique Berlin Tempelhof 2011 exhibition. The installation uses over 1,400 OSRAM round Orbeos panels. It was designed by Labme, OSRAM's new open source OLED lighting design platform.

LEDs 2011 Day 2 Highlights

Oct 28, 2011 A short summary of the informative and exciting second day of the LEDs 2011 conference. Case studies of LED Lighting solutions for various applications and breakthrough achievements were discussed on Wednesday, October 26.

Lighting Science Group Reached Over $100 Million in Orders This Year

Oct 28, 2011 Lighting Science Group, premier LED lighting manufacturer, has announced that it has received more than $100 million of LED lighting product orders this year—an increase of more than 100% as compared to the same time last year.

Royal Philips Illuminates Masterpiece with Own LED Innovations

Oct 27, 2011 Royal Philips recently announced a new lighting deal starting October 26, where the focus will be to illuminate paintings like the Night Watch, a Rembrandt masterpiece. As the founder of the renovated Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, Philips will light the painting with more sustainable, efficient, and innovative LED light.

Supertex Introduces LED Driver Delivering High Current Accuracy

Oct 27, 2011 Supertex, Inc.  today introduced HV9861A, an open loop, average current mode control, LED driver integrated circuit (IC) designed to drive LEDs using a buck topology. It is well suited for a variety of solid-state lighting applications, including TV and monitor backlighting, signage, decorative, and general lighting.

Microsemi Unveils New Driver for LED Street Light Fixtures

Oct 27, 2011 Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today unveiled a new LED driver designed specifically for North American street light installations. The efficient LXMG221D-0700040-D2F™ LED driver eliminates bulky step-down transformers typically used in street light fixtures in these markets, providing a single-step conversion from 347VAC or 480VAC down to less than 57VDC as typically required by LED fixtures. This allows manufacturers to design lighter fixtures, which can lower product development and transportation costs. Unique features include integrated fault detection and management functionality which enable operators to respond more quickly to light fixture failures.

AIXTRON Reports Financial Results for the Q3 2011

Oct 27, 2011 AIXTRON SE, a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, today announced the consolidated financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2011. Despite weak market and currency corrections that dilute the financial result, the company keeps strong LED lighting vision.

AC Lighting Inc. Showcases Leading Innovation at LDI 2011

Oct 26, 2011 A.C. Lighting Inc.’s booth at the 2011 LDI show, Orlando will be showcasing the latest technology innovations from Chroma-Q™, Jands Vista and LedGo – all of which are distributed in North America by the reseller (Booth 403).

Cree Eradicates Energy-Wasting Halogens with XLamp MT-G Upgrade

Oct 26, 2011 The new MT-G LED is now more than 10 percent brighter, and can deliver up to 1670 lumens at 85C in warm white (3000K) color temperatures. Additionally, MT-G LEDs are now available in high CRI versions optimized for applications such as retail and restaurant lighting where high CRI and lighting uniformity are required. These new capabilities can enable customers to extend existing MT-G designs, and enable new applications traditionally supported by halogen light sources.

LEDs 2011 Highlights: Workshop and Day 1

Oct 26, 2011 LEDs 2011 Conference organized by Intertechpira is currently taking place at San Diego. It has brought together leading experts of the LED industry to discuss challenges and most recent advances in the field.

NECA 2011 Highlights

Oct 26, 2011 Tuesday, October 26 was the finishing day of NECA 2011 Trade Show and Conference, a once-a-year major North American event for large and small electrical contractors to meet the manufacturers, utilities, inventors, distributors, consultants and engineers that make their companies work. It is taking place in Sand Diego Convention Centre and has attracted over 200 exhibitors and thousands of visitors.

There were more than 10 companies specializing in LED lighting solutions present at the show  including Cree, OSRAM Sylvania, Cooper Lighting, Lutron, PRUF, onesolution, TransLux to name just a few. The exhibitors enjoyed the vivid interest from the attendees and were keen on answering the toughest questions.

OSRAM Opto Golden Dragon Plus LEDs in CLP Group Company-Wide Installation Project

Oct 25, 2011 OSRAM Opto Semiconductor's Golden Dragon Plus LEDs were recently part of a project lighting the historic streets of Arraiolos, Portugal, the country's first conversion to sustainable street lighting. Now, these same LEDs are part of another first, this time for CLP Group, "one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia Pacific."

US EPA Releases First Draft of Energy Star Lamp V1.0 Specifications

Oct 25, 2011 The US EPA ended last week with the release of its first draft of the Energy Star Lamp V1.0 specification for partners and stakeholders to review and comment on before December 6. In a cover letter accompanying the anticipated standards for compact fluorescent lamps, integral LED lamps, and GU24-based fluorescent lamps, Alex Baker, ENERGY STAR Lighting Program Manager, explained the process in defining the requirements addressed by the draft. The Agency noted its current focus in the draft was on aspects beyond lamp efficacy that would also attend to "consumer barriers to the adoption of energy efficient lighting."

Lumenpulse to Exhibit at LightShow West

Oct 25, 2011 Lumenpulse Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of high performance, architectural LED-based lighting solutions for commercial, institutional, and urban environments, will be exhibiting at LightShow/West 2011, booth #1012, Los Angeles Convention Center, Oct. 26-27

Acuity Brands Named 2011 IMARK Group Supplier of the Year

Oct 25, 2011 Acuity Brands, Inc., a market leader in innovative energy-efficient lighting, controls and daylighting solutions, announced today that it was selected as the IMARK Group’s 2011 “Supplier of the Year” and received the award at IMARK’s Annual Meeting. This is the second consecutive year that Acuity Brands has been awarded this distinction by IMARK members, and is representative of the hard work and added value that has been provided over the past 12 months. The Company’s collective efforts have been recognized by the key distributor members that make up the IMARK Group.

Cree Redefines High-Voltage LEDs

Oct 25, 2011 Cree just announced the commercial availability of high-voltage XLamp® XT-E and XM-L LEDs. These new LEDs can enable the use of more efficient, smaller drivers to lower cost for compact lighting applications such as candelabras and retrofit lamps

AIXTRON provides G5 reactor for Power HEMT GaN-on-Si development to Infineon Technologies

Oct 25, 2011 AIXTRON SE today announced that its customer Infineon Technologies has reached the first stage in its plans to evaluate GaN-on-Si power HEMTs with the final acceptance of its new AIXTRON AIX G5 HT MOCVD reactor.

Bridgelux Raised Additional $15 million

Oct 25, 2011 Steven E.F. Brown from San Francisco Business Times reports that Bridgelux Inc. has successfully completed another round of financing for $15 million. VantagePoint Capital Partners, DCM, El Dorado Ventures, Novus Energy Partners, IFA, Chrysalix, Harris & Harris Group, Craton Equity Partner, Jebsen Asset Management and Passport Capital    participated in this financing round. To date Bridgelux has raised about $195 million in financing.

Integra LifeSciences Features New LED Headlight System at American College of Surgeons Congress

Oct 25, 2011 Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp has announced the launch of its new Integra(TM) LED Headlight System, a surgical headlight system that is designed to deliver the cool brightness and color surgeons need for visibility, along with increased mobility in the operating room. The LED Headlight System has received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and will be featured at the 2011 American College of Surgeons 97th Annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco, California, October 23-27, 2011.

Ultratech CEO to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

Oct 25, 2011 Ultratech, Inc.,has announced that company;s Chairman and CEO, Arthur W. Zafiropoulo, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square in celebration of its eighth annual Analyst Day Event at the NASDAQ MarketSite. In honor of the occasion he  will officially ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell.

J.W. Speaker Released New Portable LED Scene Light

Oct 25, 2011 J.W. Speaker’s released new LED Luminaire Model 60.  According to press release this portable LED scene light has been built from the ground up to meet all of your worksite lighting needs. Seven lights in one, the Model 60 can go from a powerful handheld scene light all the way up to a tripod-based stationary scene light in no time at all!

ALT will hold “Save the Earth, Switch to new LED” event in 2011 H.K. Light Fair

Oct 24, 2011 Aeon Lighting Technology (ALT) is going to H.K. International Light Fair Autumn Edition from 10/27-30 in H.K. Convention and Exhibition Centre. ALT will hold“Save the Earth, Switch to new LED” event to accelerate the replacement rate of traditional lighting during fair period. ALT will also showcase its latest products for 2011 Q4.

KLUS Company Introduced LED Extrusions Into the U.S. Market

Oct 24, 2011 KLUS Company announced that it has introduced a new product – the LED extrusion – into the U.S. marketplace. This state-of-the-art product maximizes the applications and uses available for LED light strips.

Optical Metrology of Patterned Sapphire Substrates for HB-LEDs from Zeta Instruments

Oct 24, 2011 Azonano.com has published a concise overview of the commercially available system offered by Zeta Instruments for precise characterization of sapphire wafers.  

It is noted that high-brightness light emitting diodes (HB-LEDs) are mostly formed on sapphire wafers. Patterning the substrates with tiny structures ensures a drastic improvement in the light extraction efficiency of the completed device. PSS wafers also solve critical issues that include crystal dislocations and refractive index mismatch. The Zeta-PSS Package offers quick characterization of substrate bump features. Height, width, and pitch are determined in the same scan. Recipes are available for all types of substrate bumps that include cone-shaped, dome-shaped, flat-topped, or photoresist.

Rubicon Technology Begins On-Site Processing of Aluminum Oxide for Highest Quality Sapphire Crystal Growth

Oct 24, 2011 Rubicon Technology, Inc,, a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, Semiconductor, and Optical industries, has announced announced that the company has begun the transition to on premise processing of aluminum oxide used for the production of sapphire wafers.

Anolis Designs and Implements Exclusive LED Lighting for "Haven", Miami

Oct 24, 2011 In a recent press release Anolis has shared details of the LED Lighting design project completed for "Haven" restaurant in Miami, Florida. Haven is an intimate, vibey, exclusive restaurant in the trendy South Beach district of Miami, Florida, featuring a fabulous Anolis LED lighting scheme created by lighting designer David Chesal and Mike Boles, the venue's independent owner, hospitality designer and tech-savvy entrepreneur, who wanted 'Something different'.

Cermak Plaza Illuminated by Lumenpulse

Oct 24, 2011 The owners of 55 years old  Cermak Plaza on the west of Chicago decided it was time to reinvent the center to attract new business, they looked to LED lighting to make the buildings themselves a work of art. Choosing LED fixtures from Lumenpulse (www.lumenpulse.com) allowed the designers to fully leverage the technology for lighting effects, design flexibility and energy savings.
Further, the way the Lumenpulse LED technology is lit also takes clean tech even a step further by being powered by 12 wind turbines positioned along the edges of the Cermak Plaza parking lot. This green tech combination -- which creates a color changing, opaque canopy over the stores -- creates a dynamic, highly visible and recognizable statement.
When the LEDS are on, the turbines power their illumination. If the turbines are creating too much electricity, power is sold back to the grid.

OSRAM Golden Dragon Plus-LEDs Used Light Historic Portuguese City

Oct 21, 2011 Now used in the first conversion to sustainable street lighting in Portugal, Golden Dragon LEDs fr om OSRAM Opto were the LEDs of choice for Schréder lighting solutions to use in their 400 straight-lined "Rivara" luminaires. The town wh ere this project took place, Arraiolos, is already known for its traditional carpets and its castle with over 700 years of accompanying history. Arriaolos now also has a tie to the future with the addition of the Golden Dragon LEDs to light its street.

LUXEON S from Future Lighting Solutions Used in Ophthalmic Microscopes by Scan Optics

Oct 21, 2011 Future Lighting Solutions has announced the integration of its LUXEON® LEDs into Scan Optics Pty Ltd.'s new range of ophthalmic microscopes. As a result of their addition, the LUXEON lights decrease the microscopes' energy consumption by 60% and provide a 50,000 hours lamp life, far longer than their halogen equivalents.

David Rubin Appointed as Luminus Director of Sales for North America

Oct 21, 2011 Luminus Devices, Inc., the leader in Big Chip LED(TM) technology, has announced David Rubin has been appointed Director of Sales for North America. Mr. Rubin assumes the leadership role in managing sales for direct and distribution customers in the markets served by Luminus. These LED markets include general lighting, entertainment lighting, displays & signage, and ultra-violet applications

Cree, Inc. to Webcast Upcoming Presentations

Oct 21, 2011 Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED lighting, has announced it will webcast its presentation at four upcoming events.

Fully Dimmable 7W Perfect Fit GU10 LED lamps powered by Cree® LEDs

Oct 21, 2011 Ledzworld Technology, an innovative R&D and manufacturing company of high-end LED retro-fit lamps for professional users, launches its new LED retrofit GU10 , a fully dimmable 7W LED lamp. The lamp has an impressive light output of 400 lumen in warm white (3000K).

EUNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DESIGNERS RECEIVE ILLUMINATING ENGINEERING SOCIETY’S 2011 ILLUMINATION AWARD FOR CONTROL INNOVATION

Oct 20, 2011 The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has honored the designers of University of Colorado Center for Community in Boulder, Colorado with a 2011 Illumination Award for Control Innovation. The 302,000-square-foot university property is configured with Encelium Technology’s Energy Control System™ (ECS). Encelium specializes in integrated lighting control systems for commercial buildings.

GlacialLight Showcasing New and Innovative LED Lighting Products at the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair

Oct 20, 2011 GlacialLight, a sub-division of the experienced technology maker, GlacialTech Inc., his excited to announce that their display at the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair Autumn Edition will feature an exceptional line-up of high-quality and superbly designed LED lighting products for buyers and journalists to see first-hand. Interested parties are invited to visit GlacialLight Booth #5B-F34, Hall 5, from October 27-30, 2011, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to test products, ask questions, and procure GlacialLight's most advanced LED lighting solutions offerings.

Universal Display Ranks #20 on Deloitte's 2011 Greater Philadelphia Fast 50

Oct 20, 2011 Universal Display Corporation, enabling energy-efficient OLED displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED(R) technology and materials, has announced it ranked number 20 on Deloitte's 2011 Greater Philadelphia Fast 50 ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in the Greater Philadelphia region. The company  has also ranked number 462 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500(TM) ranking of the 500 fastest growing companies of these same industries throughout North America. Universal Display's revenues grew 156 percent over the period from 2006 to 2010.

LUMEN Coalition Opens New Website Dedicated to Energy-Efficient Lighting

Oct 20, 2011 PR Newswire announced that more than 40 manufacturers, nonprofits and consumer groups have unveiled the new website - www.lumennow.org - with the goal to inform consumers about the variety and benefits of energy-efficient lighting products. Several governmental agencies serve as advisors, including the Department of Energy, Federal Trade Commission and Environmental Protection Agency.

Truck-Lite Released LED Perimeter Lamp

Oct 20, 2011 Utilityproducts reports that Truck-Lite has developed LED Perimeter lamp application that provides enhanced exterior visibility to either side or rear door lift gate areas of the trailer where conventional dome lamps won’t reach. This new product innovation uses crisp, white light LED technology to illuminate loading and unloading areas while increasing operator safety.

Ledzworld Introduced First Solid State Cooled Par16 LED Retrofit Lamp

Oct 20, 2011 Ledzworld Technology, an innovative R&D and manufacturing company of high-end LED retro-fit lamps for professional users, launched the world’s first LED lamp with Solid State Cooling SystemTM (SSCS).

This technology allows the 14W lamp to dissipate double the heat that a standard sized Par16 can usually handle. During the Hong Kong Lighting Fair (27-30 Oct 2011) Ledzworld will demonstrate the technology in its Par16 featuring an output of 800 Lumen (3000 CCT) and a system efficacy of >70 Lumen per Watt.The expected operational lifetime is  greater than 25,000 hours.

Bridgelux Honored with Rank of 135 in Deloitte Fast 500

Oct 19, 2011 Bridgelux Inc., one of the leading developers and manufacturers of LED lighting, announced its rank of 135th on Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500™ list. This list compares the 500 "fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies" of North America, depending on the percentage of fiscal year revenue growth over the period of four years from 2006 to 2010. In Bridgelux's case, the growth amounted to 792% during that time.

Ledzworld Unveils Novel Driver Technology - Chameleon

Oct 19, 2011 Ledzworld Technology, an innovative R&D and manufacturing company of high-end LED retro-fit lamps for professional users, unveils its Chameleon Driver Technology during the International Lighting Fair in Hong Kong (Oct 27-30, 2011). These intelligent drivers create the world’s first MR16 range that is truly compatible.

austriamicrosystems Announced new LED Driver for High-resolution LED Displays

Oct 19, 2011 austriamicrosystems, a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs, has announced the AS1123 constant-current, 16-channel LED driver with an on-chip diagnostic read-back function. The AS1123 is designed for use in industrial applications, indoor/outdoor public information displays, LED panels, and large LED video walls.

New Rebate Program from Nexxus Lighting

Oct 19, 2011 Nexxus Lighting, Inc. has announced via PR News Wire, that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with American Electric Power Service Corporation (AEP Ohio) to offer in-store rebates of $10 to $15 on select ENERGY STAR® qualified Array® Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs.  

Simple Low-Power LED Control with Linear LED Driver from Diodes Incorporated

Oct 19, 2011 Diodes Incorporatedy released the AL5802 linear LED driver. Integrating a high gain NPN transistor with a 30V rated pre-biased NPN output transistor, the AL5802 provides a simple, cost-effective and low EMI solution for controlling current in up to 9 low-power series-connected LEDs. With an open-collector output capable of operating between 0.8V to 30V, the SOT26 packaged driver supports 12V and 24V power supplies and delivers LED currents between 20mA to 100mA for LED signs, lamps and automotive interior display applications.

Cree Reports Increased Revenue for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2012

Oct 19, 2011 In the official press release Cree has announced  its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011. Thus it has  a revenue of $269.0 million for Q1 of fiscal 2012, that represents a 0.2% increase compared to revenue of $268.4 million reported for the first fiscal quarter last year and a 11% increase compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.

Bridgelux's Micro SM4 To Be Available Next Year for Use in 20-40 Watt Replacement Solutions

Oct 18, 2011 Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting, announced today the growth of its extensive solid-state light source portfolio to meet the demands of the $1 billion 20-40 W lamp replacement market, introducing the Bridgelux Micro SM4. The addition of Bridgelux's award-winning array technology into a component of a compact LED surface mountable make it ideal for use in discrete lighting.

Larson Electronics Introduces Portable LED Light Stick Model

Oct 18, 2011 Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com has introduced its WL-LED-12-M rechargeable trouble light, the latest in the company's durable and versatile LED lighting. The LED's high light output and magnetic mounting system enable it to be a portable industrial grade task light.

ROAM Helps Glendale Achieve Integrated, Efficient Street Lighting

Oct 18, 2011 Acuity Brands' ROAM System Helps City of Glendale, Arizona Deliver Integrated Street Lighting Solution, Annual Energy Savings, Repair Efficiencies.

Samsung LED Received ENERGY STAR Qualification for MR16 LED lamp

Oct 18, 2011 Samsung LED has announced in the official press release that it has received ENERGY STAR(R) initial qualification on their 35W equivalent MR16 LED lamp, officially making it the industry's brightest ENERGY STAR qualified MR16 LED lamp in the market to date.

Salina City, Utah Investigates Proposal for LED Streetlights Replacement

Oct 18, 2011 Chris Hunter from Salina Journal reports that the Salina city commissioners on Monday agreed to continue to study a proposal by Johnson Controls and Philips Lighting to spend $910,478 to replace Salina downtown’s 347 decorative lights with LED lights.

Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans will Be Lit with New LED Lighting System

Oct 18, 2011 New Orlean's nola.com reports on the exciting event that is panned for October 20 2011. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome  will be officially lit with new LED lighting system, illuminating the outside of the 36-year iconic stadium in a spectrum of animated colors and images.

Elemental LED Launched Community Outreach Program: REACH

Oct 18, 2011 From LED lighting donations and subsidies, to educational workshops and community outreach projects, REACH is empowering San Francisco Bay Area residents to conserve energy and focus on sustainability.

Bright Ideas LED Celebrates New Location and Hosts a Party in Stuart, Florida

Oct 18, 2011 TC Palm reports that Bright Ideas LED, local business that provides various LED product lines for the commercial, residential, marine, auto, landscaping, aquarium and grow lighting, will be celebrating a move to a new location by throwing a party.

KLA-Tencor™ Announces Adoption of Candela® Inspection System by Epistar

Oct 17, 2011 Last week  KLA-Tencor Corporation™, the world's leading supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related industries, announced that Taiwan-based Epistar, a leading manufacturer of LED chips, has adopted KLA-Tencor's Candela® substrate and epitaxy (epi) wafer inspection system. This system is characterized by advanced wafer defect detection technology that expedites root cause analysis. It speeds up process development and improves yield.

EPISTAR LAB Launched a 3.0V White LED Chip that Operates at 1A

Oct 17, 2011 EPISTAR announced at the beginning of October that it has developed a Fan-Out Chip (FOC) that enables 3.0V LED chip at 1A operation.

Everlight Showcased the Series of LED Products in TAITRONICS Taipei 2011

Oct 17, 2011 As a participant of the energy-saving industries, Everlight showcased a variety of its LED lighting fixtures at TAITRONICS Exhibition in Taipei World Trade Center. This year Everlight presented LED lighting fixtures for different lighting applications including outdoor area, commercial place, office, storage and home.

Elemental LED Introduced State of the Art Color-Changing LED Puck Lights

Oct 17, 2011 Elemental LED, a San Francisco Bay Area-based LED lighting company, has introduced a new Color-Changing RGB LED Puck Light. The new puck, designed and engineered by Elemental LED, includes 3 tri-color RGB chips by High Brightness Edison.

China’s NEDI Will Investigate Power Devices and LEDs with AIXTRON Systems

Oct 17, 2011 AIXTRON SE has recently announced that Nanjing Electronic Devices Institute (NEDI), an existing customer and a leading manufacturer of electronic components in China, has placed an order for one AIX 2600G3 IC system in a 12x4-inch wafer configuration and one VP2400HW with 6x4-inch wafer capacity. NEDI will use the systems to investigate power devices and LEDs.

PEDA Grant to Ursinus College Used to Retrofit Outdoor Lighting with LEDs

Oct 14, 2011 Pennsylvania's Ursinus College recently announced its replacement of parking lot and walkway lighting, made possible by a grant of $120,645 by the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA). 

Optogan Opens Europe's Second Largest LED Chip Production Site in Bavaria

Oct 14, 2011 Bavaria welcomed Optogan as "a shining example for future-oriented innovations" recently, when the LED chip developer and manufacturer built its and Europe's second largest chip production site. Located in the Bavarian Landshut, the LED production site is in an ideal area for expanding international business because of the "proximity to Munich Airport," continued Minister of Economic Affairs of the German Federal State of Bavaria, Martin Zeil, in his opening speech. 

LTP Specifies and Installs Special Lighting Scheme at Eagle Market, Derby

Oct 14, 2011 Llanelli, UK based Lighting Technology Projects (LTP) was asked by Lancashire based Lite Ltd who are a Philips partner for the midlands and the north providing solid state lighting solutions, to bring to life their lighting design for a unique new illuminated cube array feature at the city’s Eagle Market.

Luminator Specified by Boeing on New 747-8 Aircraft

Oct 14, 2011 Luminator Aerospace was selected to supply LED passenger information and emergency lighting and signage. Yesterday Luminator (An LTG Company) congratulated Boeing on delivery of the first 747-8 aircraft with the new LED lighting and signs.

Lemnis Lighting Recognized as One of California's Most Innovative Clean Tech Businesses

Oct 14, 2011 In the recent press release Lemnis Lighting, a leader in sustainable LED lighting technology, has announced that is was selected as a California Clean Technology 2011 "Game Changer" for "Innovation in LED Technology" by Grow-California. The award came in recognition of the company's leadership, innovation and impact on California's clean tech industry and economy. Lemnis Lighting has pioneered the dimmable LED light with its Pharox LED bulbs. It will receive its "Game Changer" award at the conclusion of the Clean Tech Innovation Conference at the Kaiser Center in downtown Oakland on November 2nd and 3rd.

OLED100 Project Results will be Released in November 2011

Oct 14, 2011 Sara Ver-Bruggen from +Plastic Electronics reports that  OLED100, the EU-funded collaborative R&D project aiming to improve OLED lighting technology for general lighting applications,has been completed and results will be released in November 2011.

Shenzhen Project Replaces Over 10,000 Lights with Cree XLamp LEDs

Oct 13, 2011 In order to spread the "LED lighting revolution" in China, the nation recently completed its largest highway lighting project yet. Upgrading almost 75 miles of roadway with LED fixtures, The Shenzhen highway project replaced over 10,000 street lights to now feature over a million Cree XLamp® XP-G and XP-E High Efficiency White (HEW) LEDs. 

Intematix Phosphor Blend Accomplishes Near Perfect Light Quality for LEDs

Oct 13, 2011 Inematix achieved 98 CRI milestone for light quality drives LED adoption in retail, hospitality, residential and museum applications.

Abe Mathalon Becomes CEO of Greenway Design Group, Inc.

Oct 13, 2011 Greenway Design Group, Inc. announced appointment of  Abe Mathalon as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Greenway Design Group, Inc. Mathalon will assume responsibility for all of the corporation's development and growth activities including investor relations.

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Enhanced its LED Light Site

Oct 13, 2011 OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, a global LED component manufacturer, recently added new tools and resources to its LED Light Site to help keep customers updated on the latest general lighting solutions, while providing continued LED education through video demonstrations and technical papers.

BMC Software Lights up a Village in India

Oct 13, 2011 BMC Software, has launched an unique initiative to "gain by saving" by replacing lighting fixtures in its Pune office facilities with higher efficiency LED Lights from Hanul Technologies resulting in over 65 percent savings in power. These savings will be donated to a remote village outside of Sakur India to light the streets and homes and bring "New Life After Dusk" to the villagers.

austriamicrosystems Announced New Photo-Flash LED Driver Family

Oct 13, 2011 austriamicrosystems, a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs has announced its new AS364X family of LED flash drivers for mobile phones, cameras and other portable devices. The high level of integration and 4 MHz operation of the DC-DC boost converter enable the industry's smallest device sizes, yet still maintains the highest accuracy to ensure the best picture and video quality. The new driver family supports output currents from 320 mA up to 2 A providing optimal solutions for entry-level cell phones to high-end smartphones, tablets, DSCs and VCRs.

Subject Cree Continues to Lead LED Industry with Even Brighter Lighting-Class LEDs

Oct 12, 2011 Cree just announced new levels of performance for its highly efficient XLamp XP-G LEDs, now delivering up to 140 lumens per watt. By leveraging the popular XP-G LED form factor, these increases in brightness and efficacy can shorten the LED fixture design cycle and improve customer time to market, with drop-in-ready performance enhancements.

Mouser Brings OSRAM Opto Semiconductor’s DURIS™ E 3 LEDs to Market

Oct 12, 2011 Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the immediate availability of OSRAM Opto Semiconductor’s DURIS™ E 3 LEDs, a compact light source in a cost effective PLCC package.

Universal Display Awarded U.S. Department Of Energy SBIR Phase II Contract For White OLED Lighting

Oct 12, 2011 Universal Display Corporation, enabling energy-efficient OLED displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED ® technology and materials, has announced in the official press release that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the company a $999,963 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant. The goal of the program is to demonstrate further gains in the performance of large-area, phosphorescent organic light emitting device (PHOLED) lighting panels through enhanced thermal management techniques. This new program builds on the achievements demonstrated by Universal Display during the previous Phase I program.

Research Highlights: Scalable Printing Process for OLEDs from the University of Michigan

Oct 12, 2011 Dan Rogers from Plastic Electronics reports on the exciting research led by OLED expert Stephen Forrest, vice president for research at the University of Michigan's materials science and engineering department. The research group has developed a printing process for depositing OLED materials.

According to the report the Organic Vapour Jet Deposition process could simplify the manufacturing of OLEDs for displays and lighting, which could also reduce costs.

Cooper Lighting Revealed the Next Generation LED LightBAR System

Oct 12, 2011 Cooper Lighting has upgraded its outdoor LED LightBAR(TM) technology. The next generation LightBAR(TM) technology features the company's patented AccuLED Optics(TM), which sets the industry benchmark for reliable photometric performance, scalability and energy efficiency. The LightBAR is available in two versions (7 LEDs and 21 LEDs), three standard color options (3000K, 4000K and 6000K correlated color temperatures (CCT)), and offered in 13 different optical distributions, providing versatility for every outdoor need, including street lighting, area/site, floodlighting, wall mount, parking garage, canopy and pathway solutions.

Lunera Lighting Introduced the 6460 SERIES - The World's First Direct/Indirect LED Luminaire

Oct 12, 2011 Lunera(R) Lighting, Inc., a Silicon Valley company that designs, manufactures, and markets next-generation LED lighting, has introduced the 6460 SERIES, the world's first direct/indirect linear suspended LED luminaire. The 6460 SERIES distributes light 70% directly down to the workspace and 30% indirectly upward to the ceiling. The unique optical design eliminates hot spots and creates very uniform illumination of the ceiling. Designed for 16 foot center-on-center spacing, the 6460 SERIES can be joined into dramatic, continuous runs. The fixture serves a variety of commercial applications including; offices, classrooms, retail spaces, healthcare, and data centers.

OSRAM SYLVANIA Launched Omni-Directional and LED BR Lamps

Oct 12, 2011 With the 2012 incandescent phase-out on the horizon, OSRAM SYLVANIA has expanded its ULTRA LED collection with the launch of new ULTRA LED omni-directional and ULTRA LED BR lamps.  These two new LED lights are available on Menards store shelves and on Menards.com.

Anolis and Robe Promote LED Lighting Solutions at the designblok11 in Prague

Oct 12, 2011 Anolis and Robe exhibited at the designblok11 in Prague, a dynamic high profile expo highlighting creative ideas and innovative concepts across all areas of the design world – from street furniture to fashion, interiors to theatre sets, architecture to furniture. LED lighting solutions are offering excellent opportunities for designers in a variety of areas and Anolis and Robe presentations were extremely popular.

Lithonia Lighting Receives "Lighting for Tomorrow" Award

Oct 11, 2011 Acuity Brands, Inc., a market leader in innovative energy-efficient lighting, controls and daylighting solutions, announced that its new Lithonia Lighting®  OLAW23 LED Area/Wall Light was honored as a recipient of a Lighting for Tomorrow Award at the annual American Lighting Association (“ALA”) Conference. Sponsored by the ALA, the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (“CEE”) and the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (“UL”), the Lighting for Tomorrow competition annually challenges manufacturers to continuously improve their LED luminaire designs and recognizes the best-designed, most energy-efficient LED luminaires for residential applications. With award criteria including color appearance and rendering, illuminance, efficiency, aesthetics and style, the Lithonia Lighting OLAW23 LED Area/Wall Light was judged against 52 luminaire products from 22 manufacturers. The Lithonia Lighting product was one of six winning LED luminaires.

LED Prototype from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Achieves Record Efficacy

Oct 11, 2011 A red high-power LED has set a new efficiency record in an OSRAM Opto Semiconductors R&D lab with an electro-optical efficiency of 61 percent. The 1 mm2 chip housed on a laboratory package emits at a wavelength of 609 nm (λ-dom) and has achieved a record value of 201 lm/W at an operating current of 40 mA. At a typical operating current of 350 mA, its luminous efficacy is still an impressive 168 lm/W, which means that even at this high wattage more than half of the electrical energy is converted into light.

Release of Omnipar Retrofit Marks New Focus for Evluma

Oct 11, 2011 Evluma announced today the release of its new LED dimmable retrofit for Commercial and Industrial HID and incandescent recessed can lights. The Omnipar is a has a 15W-50W adjustable output, is designed with a medium base, and functions as a direct screw-in LED retrofit. The light output and energy consumption can be manually adjusted by the customer during installation. The ultimate result is a change to a more flexible lighting solution.

New Decor Line of LED Arrays Announced by Bridgelux

Oct 11, 2011 Bridgelux Inc., an innovator in LED lighting, today launched its Decor line of high color rendering index (CRI) LED arrays. The Decor LED line combines Bridgelux's own "industry-leading ES and award-winning RS array technology" for the best performance in retail, hospitality, museum, and high-end architectural lighting applications.

LG Revealed World’s Greenest LCD TV With Vertical Single-Side LED Bulbs

Oct 11, 2011 It has been reported that over the weekend the new 47-inch LED-backlit LCD TV panel has been released by LG Display. According to LG  the new TV panel has  “the world’s lowest power consumption rate among large LCD panels”.

New 360° LED Beacon Light from Magnalight

Oct 11, 2011 Larson Electronics' Magnalight has announced the addition of an LED beacon light designed to provide 360° of superior signal generation. The new LEDB-4 LED Beacon provides a full 360 degrees of visibility with 18 integrated LEDs and a specially designed Fresnel lens. Designed to be permanently mounted, this unit includes the necessary mounting hardware to help make installation simple and fast.

Philips Experts Believe OLED Lighting will be Mainstream by the End of 2012

Oct 11, 2011 TechRadar UK in the exclusive interview with Dietmar Thomas, Communication Specialist for Philips, reports that Philips plans to make OLED a mainstream lighting technology by the end of 2012.

Magnalight.com Releases New Compact Combination Mount LED Beacon Light

Oct 10, 2011 Larson Electronics introduced through its website, Magnalight.com, the new combination mount LED beacon light, both compact and with a powerful signal. Equipped with 32 LEDs to create an intense signal, the Magnalight 9200-LED-S-M Suction/Magnetic Mount Beacon provides the most secure and versatile temporary mounting possible. As the name suggests, the light's ability to mount securely is due to a combination suction cup and magnetic base. Its cigarette plug adapter and mobility make this product ideal for security, law enforcement, utilities and commercial applications.

Maxim Announces New Offline LED Driver with Flicker-Free Dimming

Oct 10, 2011 Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX16841, an offline LED driver capable of providing a flicker-free dimming from maximum light intensity to zero. This full dimming range is done with both leading-edge (triac) and trailing-edge (transistor) dimmers, with constant control the reason behind improved efficiency at low and high-AC line voltages. 

J.W. Speaker Released New LED Driving Light: TS3000

Oct 10, 2011 J.W. Speaker Corporation has just released the TS3000, a new high intensity LED driving light that combines all of the advantages of LED with a robust package of high-tech optics, state-of-the-art electronics, and a rugged die-cast housing to create the ultimate off-road driving light.

Seesmart is Granted with California State Contract to Supply LED Lighting Solutions

Oct 10, 2011 In the recent press release LED lighting manufacturer Seesmart, Inc., a division of Seesmart Holdings, Inc. announced that the California Department of General Services has awarded the company a California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS) contract, contract number 4-11-56-0041A. The CMAS contract will make Seesmart products more accessible to state and local government agencies in California and allow those agencies to purchase at the highly competitive federal government pricing level.

Philips Lighting Received 2011 Leader of Change Award

Oct 10, 2011 Philips Lighting has been selected as a 2011 Leader of Change Award winner by the Foundation for Social Change and the United Nations Office for Partnerships. The award came as a recognition of Philips Lighting longstanding commitment to sustainability through the development of innovative lighting, including light-emitting diode (LED) technologies.

Research Highlights: Growing GaN LEDs on Glass

Oct 10, 2011 Phillip Broadwith at Chemistry World highlights work of the Korean researchers that have grown crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) on the surface of amorphous glass. The great potential behind this basic research would be a possibility of new scalable ways of making semiconductor devices that don't need to be grown on silicon or sapphire wafers.

Konica Minolta Announces New OLED Lighting Brand - Symfos

Oct 10, 2011 OLED-info reports beginning of the new next-generation lighting brand Symfos from Konica Minolta. The first Symfos product is the OLED-010K OLED lighting panel sample kit that includes four OLED panels, external driver box and an AC adapter. The sample kit is available for shipping.

Finelite Announces Expansion of High Performance Recessed Collection

Oct 7, 2011 California-based lighting systems manufacturer, Finelite, today announced an new expansion to their High Performance Recessed collection, including HPR-LED. This series is the first complete and affordable family, with the better performance and benefits of SSL lighting, available to customers.

GreenBuild 2011: Live Video Presentations from Top Speakers Available for Viewing

Oct 7, 2011 USGBC's annual conference and expo, Greenbuild, the world's largest conference & expo dedicated to green building, is live video streaming a variety of top speakers and education sessions.Those who are unable to attend Greenbuild can watch many sessions and speakers live from home. Live streaming sessions include the opening plenary with Thomas Freidman, Cokie Roberts, Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell and Paul Farmer; the closing plenary; Master Speakers Neri Oxman, Frans Johannson and Amory Lovins; and LEED Master Series sessions.

TransAKT Ltd. Announced Opening of Smart Lighting Showroom

Oct 7, 2011 TransAKT Ltd. has announced the opening of its new showroom in Las Vegas to demonstrate innovative LED lighting and ZigBee smart lighting adapters in a real-life application, providing a space for customers to learn about and purchase a variety of LED products. TransAKT Ltd. is known as a global Voice over Internet Protocol ("VoIP") hardware and network provider for commercial and residential users.

Fabrico Released Video Demonstrating Their Advanced Materials for Efficient Thermal Management for LEDs

Oct 7, 2011 Fabrico offers conductive adhesives and greases, tapes, gap fillers, coated fabrics, and phase-change materials for both thermal conductivity and electrical insulation.  In their recent video release Fabrico team demonstrated how their capabilities can be applied for the design of LED units with most efficient thermal management and heat dissipation.

Nanometrics to Announce Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results on October 27, 2011

Oct 7, 2011 Nanometrics Incorporated is a leading provider of advanced process control metrology systems used primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors, high-brightness LEDs, data storage devices and solar photovoltaics. It will release its third quarter 2011 financial results after market close on October 27, 2011. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 4:30 PM ET.

Verdi Semiconductor Introduced Two New Power Technologies for LED Lighting Applications: RAIS and RUB

Oct 7, 2011 Steve Bush from Electronics Weekly  has published a detailed report on the two novel power solutions for LED lighting applications designed and produced by Verdi Semiconductor, UK. One of them is RAIS - single stage mains power supply for one or more LEDs that is dimmer-compatible with hight power factor. Another is low-loss active rectifier - RUB.

Japanese Endo Lighting Acquires ICON and Enters U.S. Market

Oct 6, 2011 Japanese company Endo Lighting Corporation, the country's leading designer, manufacturer, and suppliers of LED fixtures, entered the U.S. market with the addition of ICON, International in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Both companies have the common goals of innovation and quality design in developing new LED lighting.

Day 2 of Strategies in Light Europe Is A Success

Oct 6, 2011 LEDsMagazine.com reports the progress of Strategies in Light Europe has grown to large numbers, with the Milan hall packed with exhibitors from over 51 countries on Day 2.

PennWell Acquired LED Lighting Event - The LED Show

Oct 6, 2011 PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced in the official press release that it has acquired the assets of The LED Show (www.theledshow.com), a conference and exhibition serving the lighting design and technology segment of the LED industry.

Appalachian Lighting Released New ALLED® SL4 LED Street Light

Oct 6, 2011 Responding to municipalities' calls for a cost-justifiable, high performance LED street lighting solution, Appalachian Lighting Systems (ALSI) announced the launch of its new ALLED® SL4, the industry's first LED street light featuring a two-way internal wireless control system. The ALLED® SL4 can be configured to replace 70- to 400-watt HID roadway Type III and V fixtures. It will save up to 75 percent or more on energy costs with the patent-pending ALLink(TM) control system, and meet or exceed the strictest standards in the municipal market for performance, sophisticated controls, support and overall value.

OLED Displays and Lighting Market to 2020 - New Market Analysis Report by GBI Research

Oct 6, 2011 Reportlinker.com announced that a new market research report developed by GBI Research is now available  for purchase:  "OLED Displays and Lighting Market to 2020 - Technological Innovations Lead to Cost Efficient Products and New Aesthetics". The report is intended to provide an in-depth analysis of the global Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) market for displays and lighting, covering four major regions – North America (USA and Canada), Europe, Asia–Pacific. The report covers market revenue forecasts for the OLED market (Displays and Lighting) from 2005-2020 It also provides market revenues breakdown for displays by application types; Cell Phones, Televisions, IT Monitors and Others and technology type; Passive Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (PMOLED) Displays and Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) Display.

Mitsubishi Diamond Vision OLED Semi-spherical Display Wins "Best Display" Award at CEATEC 2011

Oct 6, 2011 It has been reported that  Mitsubishi has managed to win the (TechRadar patent pending) 'best display' award at CEATEC 2011, combining nearly 700 curved OLED panels into a virtual globe.

OSRAM Acquires Encelium Technologies Increasing Stake in Company to 100 Percent

Oct 5, 2011 OSRAM has announced a new signed agreement with Townsend Ventures, LLC to increase its stake in Encelium Technologies from 15 to 100 percent, acquiring the company. The deal was made by OSRAM as a way to add to its role in two key global growth markets, LED based technologies and Light Management Systems (LMS). Encelium should further OSRAM's General Lighting portfolio of energy-efficient lightings products and solutions.

Acuity Brands Acquires Pathway Connectivity, Inc

Oct 5, 2011 Acuity Brands, a market leader in innovative energy-efficient lighting, control and daylighting solutions, today announced that it has acquired for cash Pathway Connectivity, Inc. Pathway is a leading manufacturer of networked data communications and interface equipment for architectural and entertainment lighting control applications world-wide. Established in 1985 and based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Pathway designs and manufactures innovative electronics that enable lighting control systems to communicate with intelligent lighting fixtures and power devices, even when those products utilize different communications protocols. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed and the acquisition is not expected to materially impact Acuity Brands future consolidated financial results.

FoxFury Announced Release of New Rook White / UV LED Flashlights for Security

Oct 5, 2011 FoxFury Lighting Solutions, designer and manufacturer of professional portable LED lighting, announced its new Rook SM3 and MD3 LED flashlights. According to press release these lights feature white light and UV light (also known as black light) and serve as general illumination lighting tools than can also inspect currency and identification. Both lights are specifically designed for law enforcement, security guards, TSA and other government security personnel.

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ OSLON High Power LEDs at Mouser

Oct 5, 2011 Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the immediate availability of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ OSLON family of High Power LEDs. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is a world leading manufacturer of high-brightness, high-power optoelectronic semiconductors

Elemental LED Introduces Color-Changing RGB LED Puck Light

Oct 4, 2011 Elemental LED, a lighting company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, has started to introduce a Color-Changing RGB LED Puck Light. Designed and engineered by Elemental LED, the model includes 3 tri-color RGB chips from High Brightness Edison, making it one of the brightest RGB puck lights available. 

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Announces Frank Tillner As New COO

Oct 4, 2011 Starting October 1, 2011, Frank Tillner (51) will be a new member of the executive team of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. His new role will be as COO (Chief Operating Officer), succeeding Elke Eckstein, at the headquarters in Regensburg. This will include responsibility for the chip and LED production plants in Regensburg, Germany and Penang, Malaysia. Tillner has a many years of experience in the semiconductor processes, with his last position as Senior Vice President at Conergy AG.

20,000 Effective Lumen LED Scene Light Released by J.W. Speaker Corporation

Oct 4, 2011 J.W. Speaker Corporation has developed a new high output LED scene light that boasts an amazing 20,000 effective lumens (40,000 raw).  Already in production, these new LED scene lights are more energy efficient, more durable, longer-lasting, and considerably less costly to maintain than comparable high intensity discharge lights.  This new lamp, dubbed the Model 623, is also being praised as being a safer alternative to bulb-based scene lights because the lens remains cool to the touch, helping to prevent both burns and fires.

Crescent Introduced the 22GP LED Premium Grid Troffer

Oct 4, 2011 Crescent/Stonco, a division of Philips Electronics North America Corporation, has released  the addition of the 22GP LED Premium Grid Troffer to their product family. It's a solid state lighting platform sealed to protect the integrity of the optical system. The 22GP LED delivers high efficacy and long life with excellent energy savings. LEDs are an excellent source for use with controls since frequent switching does not affect the life of the light source.

austriamicrosystems Released New 132 LED Driver: Highest Efficiency and Smallest Size in the Industry

Oct 4, 2011 austriamicrosystems, a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs, has announced the AS1130, the most advanced and smallest dot-matrix LED driver (channels vs. PCB space) available. The AS1130 drives 132 LEDs but requires only 5 mm PCB space, reduces external component count, allows use of cheap connectors and requires fewer PCB (printed circuit board) layers. Benefits for end users include up to 80% longer battery lifetime, more colorful effects and smoother running animations.

Lumark Releases Crosstour™ LED Wall Pack Series

Oct 3, 2011 Cooper Lighting, an industry leader dedicated to producing innovative products, has introduced a wall-mount light with an "all-in-one" feature for versatile use in various applications. The Lumark Crosstour™ LED Wall Pack Series produces high-quality lighting, has a "low-profile aesthetic design," and is easily installed, acting as an ideal solution for wall, post (bollard), surface, low-level, and inversted installations.

Hubbell Lighting Introduces Compact Laredo LNC LED Wallpack

Oct 3, 2011 Hubbell Lighting, Inc. today announced the addition of the Laredo LNC LED Wallpack to its current Laredo Southwest Series, as a compact and powerful lighting solution. Measuring only 8.22° W x 5.25° H, with a weight of 4 lbs., the Laredo LNC is capable of producing 750 lumens, meanwhile consuming only 12.6 watts of energy. 

Rohnert Park, California Begins Replacement of the Streetlights with LED Luminaries

Oct 3, 2011 According to local media, Rohnert Park is moving to expand an LED lighting program using federal stimulus money.The city has already completed installation of LED lights in its parks, and now it will use about $15,000 to replace high pressure sodium street lights with LED bulbs in pilot installation project.

Diodes Incorporated's LED Driver Reduces EMI in Low-Cost Lamps

Oct 3, 2011 Diodes Incorporated, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, has recently announced the AL8807 buck LED driver. Switching at a frequency of up to 1MHz and ensuring closely controlled rise and fall times, the AL8807 reduces EMI issues in the lower cost MR16 LED lamp market. To achieve required higher output powers, the driver can operate at input voltages between 6V to 30V and provide up to eight series-connected LEDs with a constant 1A current.

Tivoli Prepares for the ShowEast Convention, October 24-27, 2011

Oct 3, 2011 One of the special products prepared by Tivoli, LLC,  LED lighting solutions provider, for the upcoming exhibit at the Motion Picture Industry’s annual convention, ShowEast in Miami, Florida on October 24-27, 2011 will be the LED Monogram Seat and Row Indicator. It is intended for the cinema and theatre installations and can be mounted  at a seat or floor level. This compact fixture provides edge-lit, non-intrusive illumination of letters and numbers.

Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com Introduces Portable LED Light

Oct 1, 2011 Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com has released its portable LED light model, MUL-LED10W-16CP. The strong magnetic mounting base and 900 lumens the light produces make this portable LED useful as a spotlight or area light. It can easily be attached to equipment with the magnetic mounting base, with an attached handle to make it possible to use this LED as a traditional spotlight.

NanoMarkets Issued Analysis Report on OLED Lighting Manufacturing

Sep 30, 2011 Industry analyst firm, NanoMarkets today announced the release of its newest report on the OLED lighting market.  The report, "A Capacity and Opportunity Analysis of OLED Lighting Manufacturing" is the next in the firm's on-going coverage of this space.  The report includes an eight-year forecast of OLED lighting manufacturing capacity broken out by individual manufacturer and whether the facilities will use solution processing or more conventional fabrication. An assessment of necessary investment levels for the manufacturing infrastructure is also part of this new report.

Pioneer Obtains OLED Technology License from Universal Display

Sep 30, 2011 Pioneer plans to use Universal Display's highly efficient, high-performance UniversalPHOLED(R) technology and materials for the manufacture and sale of OLED lighting products.

Sharp Introduces New High Power LED Lamp: 93.3 lm/W in the 50W Class

Sep 30, 2011 Sharp Corporation  announced in press release that the company has has developed and will introduce a high-power LED lighting device that features the industry's highest luminous efficacy of 93.3 lm/W(1) (lumens/watt) in the 50W input power class as a light source for applications such as downlighting in retail stores.

Integration Technology Adding Tokyo Location

Sep 29, 2011 A leader in UV LED curing, Integration Technology Ltd (ITL), will be spreading out and opening an office in Japan to support a growing customer base and its domestic distributors.

New Release from Bask Blade: "Sabertooth" for Indoor and Outdoor Use

Sep 29, 2011 BaskBlade presented today the new lightweight and durable ultra-portable LED Utility Lamp  that delivers brilliant illumination and runs up to 100 hours on a single charge.

Estée Lauder Launches Lighting Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness with Philips

Sep 29, 2011 In an effort for The Estée Lauder Companies' Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, the company and Philips have launched a global partnership. As a part of the project, renowned world landmarks will be lit pink with Philips' "innovative and environmentally-friendly LED technology" to raise awareness of millions.

Curtiss-Wright Controls Introduced Family of Rugged High Definition Dual LED Backlit Displays

Sep 29, 2011 Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, and OpenVPX(TM) products for the rugged deployed aerospace and defense market, has announced the availability of its new enhanced family of Skyquest(TM) rugged displays for use on airborne platforms.

Samsung Became a Shareholder of Novaled

Sep 29, 2011 Samsung Venture Investment Corporation invested into Novaled AG, a world leading company in the OLED field specialized in high efficiency long lifetime OLED structures and an expert in synthetic and analytical chemistry.

LEDinside Announces Plans for LEDforum 2011

Sep 28, 2011 Organizer LEDinside today announced its plans for "LEDforum 2011 Taipei," with the main focus to be the expectations for the 2012 market. As the annual largest LED conference in Taiwan, it comes as no surprise presenting parties will include industry market leaders Philips Lumileds, Henkel, OSRAM, and Yunfeng.

LEDtronics Releases LED Lighting Tube Designed for Cooling Appliances

Sep 28, 2011 LEDtronics, Inc., announced today release of the energy-efficient, vibration-resistant T8 fluorescent-replacement LED tube lights that are ideally designed for display cases, coolers and cold freezers. The series LED60T8SM-360-XPW-001W 5-foot bi-pin LED tube lights fit into standard G13 bases and are designed with a smaller tube diameter to accommodate the space inside food coolers and freezers and display cases. Additionally, the minimal lamp heat output of LEDs over that produced by incandescent lamps keeps temperatures inside the coolers and freezers optimally lower. As well, with their much wider ambient operating temperature and humidity ranges, the LED tube lights have a greater performance in cold freezer-type applications where fluorescents have high failure rates.

Cree Launched Industry's First Complete Testing Service: TEMPO(TM)

Sep 28, 2011 Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED lighting, announced in the official press release the commercial availability of TEMPO(TM) Services, that are intended to speed up manufacturers time to the market for new LED products. TEMPO(™) is a comprehensive set of quantitative and qualitative tests and analyses for LED-based lighting fixtures and lamps. TEMPO (Thermal, Electrical, Mechanical, Photometric and Optical) Services represent the accumulated advantage of Cree's extensive experience with customer LED systems combined with the use of calibrated test equipment to give LED lighting manufacturers and end users confidence in LED product designs.

Universal Display and PPG Industries Announced New OLED Supply and Service Agreement

Sep 28, 2011 In the official press release Universal Display Corporation and PPG Industries announced entering into a new organic light-emitting diode (OLED) materials supply and service agreement. Universal Display is the leading supplier of phosphorescent OLED materials to the rapidly growing OLED display and lighting industries. Under the new agreement, PPG will remain the exclusive manufacturer of Universal Display's proprietary phosphorescent OLED materials.

Bridgelux Announced 18% Workforce Reduction

Sep 28, 2011 George Avalos from Silicon Valley Mercurynews.com has reported on the plan of Bridgelux to cut about one-fifth of its workforce in Livermore. This action is a result of company's decision to shift to cheaper ways to produce LEDs.

Research Highlights: Nanoscale Gold Coating for Efficiency Improvement of LED Devices

Sep 28, 2011 PhysOrg.com reported that physicists at the King's College London have discovered a means of making glass more transparent - by coating it in a thin layer of gold.

DOE Announced Funding Opportunities for LED and OLED Manufacturing R&D for up to $10M

Sep 28, 2011 Electro IQ reports that the US Department of Energy (DOE) is accepting funding applications through December 15, 2011, for developers of energy-saving lighting technologies. The Obama Administration authorized up to $10 million for manufacturing research and development on solid-state lighting (SSL), such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic LEDs (OLEDs).

Ted Tohma Receives Annual OLED Leadership Award

Sep 27, 2011 On Monday, September 27, 2011 Ted Tohma, former Pioneer executive who initiated OLED display development and manufacturing, was presented with Annual OLED Leadership Award at the thirteenth annual OLEDs World Summit.

New Ultra-slim 12W FZLED Downlight Released - FZL-DL06-00

Sep 27, 2011 FZLED, the leading maker of LED lighting products, has launched a new range of 12-Watt LED downlights featuring cutting-edge light guide technology. The energy-efficient, low-maintenance FZL-DL06-00 series is a simple money-saving replacement for any older 6-inch diameter downlight.

Ammono S.A. Introduces New Class of High Transparency N-type Substrates

Sep 27, 2011 Ammono S.A., the world leader in ammonothermal gallium nitride (GaN) production has announced the "introduction of a new class of HIGH TRANSPARENCY" n-type substrates.

New Exar 8 Channel Driver with Smart Talk™ Technology

Sep 27, 2011 Exar Corporation has released a new 8 channel constant current LED driver, the XRP7618. As the name suggests, the XRP7618 is "ideally suited to drive up to eight strings of multiple LEDs" with currents up to 100mA, while also supporting up to 30V on its LED channel inputs. Since more devices can be cascaded to drive additional channels, this driver model is best for mid to large panel backlighting uses in LED matrices. There is also the option to combine channels for custom higher currents per channel, with Exar's Smart Talk™ technology a source of managing system power consumption and heat dissipation to minimize it.

Encelium Technologies' Gary Meshberg to Present at ControlThis! 2011

Sep 27, 2011 Encelium Technologies' Gary Meshberg, LEED-AP, LC, director of sales, has been named a guest speaker at the Illuminating Engineering Society-New York Chapter’s (IESNYC) ControlThis! 2011  on Thursday, October 20. An industry veteran and chair of the IESNYC Design Guide Committee, Meshberg will address “The Commissioning Process: IESNA DG29.”

Cree’s Leading High-Performance XLamp® LEDs Found at Mouser

Sep 27, 2011 Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the availability of a wide range of Cree XLamp® LEDs. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor solutions for power applications.

Sunoptics Released New Daylighting Solutions

Sep 27, 2011 Acuity Brands' Sunoptics  has expanded its high-performance prismatic daylighting portfolio with the introduction of the SEAMLIGHT™ Curbless Daylighting System (“SEAMLIGHT System”). The SEAMLIGHT System is designed for direct installation onto existing industrial standing seam roofing systems, creating new opportunities for the implementation of daylighting solutions. The Sunoptics high-performance prismatic skylights optimize indoor daylighting performance via a patented dome construction designed to capture more light at low sun angles, which maximizes the amount of light transmittance, while maintaining 100% diffusion and eliminating undesirable hot spots, glare and UV damage.
 

Mouser Electronics and Panasonic Semiconductor Signed Distribution Agreement

Sep 27, 2011 In the official press release via EON Mouser Electronics announced tha it has signed a distribution agreement with the semiconductor group of Panasonic Industrial Company and will now supply its customers with the the progressive line of semiconductors from Panasonic.

Mouser Electronics and EDN will Present “Designing with LEDs” Technical Seminar & Workshop on September 27, 2011 at ESC Boston

Sep 27, 2011 According to recent press release via EON, Mouser Electronics, design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, announced its sponsorship of EDN’s Designing with LEDs event during the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) this week at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.

GlacialLight Released New 5W LED Lamp -MR1605AC

Sep 27, 2011 GlacialLight, a division of experienced global technology leader, GlacialTech Inc., has launched the MR1605AC LED Lamp, that expands the array of  GlacialLight's LED lighting products. Announced MSRP is $25.99.

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

Sep 26, 2011 Charles Redell from www.Greenbiz.com 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.

Unique LED Lit Surf Boards Make Night Surfing Truly Spectacular

Sep 22, 2011 Juan Mari Indo, a surf board maker, has invented  and made four unique LED lit surfboards for Pukas Surf company. One of them now belongs to a professional surfer Artiz Aranburu. Gizmodo has published an article and video highlighting these spectacular surfboards.

Gem Hsin Released New Series of LED Luminaires - Albite

Sep 21, 2011 Gem Hsin, Taiwan has launched the new Albite LED Home Lighting Series It includes  a floor lamp, wall lamp and ceiling lamp. The main feature differentiating the Albite series LED home lighting is use of low power LEDs rather than high power LEDs, that allows to achieve carbon reduction goals with only 2W per hour of electrical use. 

Philips OLEDs and LEDs Showcased as Part of Black Eyed Peas Stage Costumes

Sep 21, 2011 Printed Electronics World has reported that Philips has supplied OLED panels and LEDs and took active part in design and creation of the magnificent stage costumes for the recent Black Eyed Peas concert tour.

Instrument Systems GmbH Welcomes Dr. Thomas Heinrich as a New COO

Sep 21, 2011 Instrument Systems GmbH has announced that dr. Thomas Heinrch has joined the company as a new Chief Operating Officer in September. He is now responsible for Finance, Operations, Human Resources and Production. Dr. Heinrich will report to the company’s founder and President Richard Distl. Richard Distl will maintain responsibility for Strategy, R&D, Marketing and Sales within the company.

Encelium Technologies Will Present at Greenbuild 2011, Toronto

Sep 21, 2011 Encellium Technologies has announced that on October 4-6, 2011 in will take part in the Grenbuild 2011 Exhibit in Toronto as well as conduct a tour at Rogers Centre. According to company's press releaseTerry Mocherniak will be presenting Encellium's innovative energy management and lighting control systems.

New LED Lamp and Driver Released by GlacialLight

Sep 20, 2011 GlacialLight, a division of experienced global technology leader, GlacialTech Inc., today announced the MR1605WH-V2AN LED Lamp and GP-HS05N driver bundle, as part of the Mizar Series of LED lighting products.

LumiGrow Provides Horticultural Lights for Green Winter Farm

Sep 20, 2011 LumiGrow, Inc. has today announced its work with Green Winter Farm in Palmer, Alaska, where the indoor farm will be retrofitted with energy-efficient lighting. As a leader in LED-based horticultural lighting, LumiGrow will provide Green Winter Farm with the ability to cut energy use and cost in half.

Cree Troffers Meet Highest Level of Quality Standards of DesignLights Consortium™

Sep 20, 2011 Cree, Inc. today revealed that its entire series of LED-based troffers has met the DesignLights Consortium™ highest level of quality standards, including its most recent Cree CR series. Notably, the CR14™, CR22™, CR24™ and LR24™ and LR24-HE troffers were rated as the most efficient with the highest CRI of any products in the "Linear Panel" categories. 

Switch Lighting Appoints New CEO

Sep 20, 2011 California based LED manufacturer Switch Lighting has announced that Tracy Bilbrough has joined the company as a new CEO.

AEP Ohio Will Provide Discounts for Purchase of Energy Star® LED Bulbs

Sep 20, 2011 On Monday American Electric Power Ohio has officially announced an incentive program that offers consumers $10-$15 discount of selected models of ENERGY STAR LED bulbs.

Indian BSES Rajdhani Power Signs Preliminary Distribution Agreement with Lighting Science Group

Sep 20, 2011 Indian power distributor  BSES Rajdhani Power has announced signing preliminary agreement with US-based Lighting Science Group to offer LEDs to customers at discounted rates.

Seattle Continues Installation of LED Streetlights: Shoreline and LFP to Be Completed in October

Sep 20, 2011 Shoreline Patch has reported on the expansion of green LED streetlights installation project in Seattle. On September 20th, 2011 Seattle City Light (SCL) will begin the replacement of the 2,150 streetlights in Shoreline and Street Forest Park.

Magnalight Released New Handheld Infrared LED Spotlight

Sep 20, 2011 Larson Electronics' Magnalight has extended its IR LED lighting equipment line with the new handheld spotlight - HL-85-3W1-IR Infrared LED spotlight. It operates on voltages ranging from 9 to 32 VDC and comes with an included 16 foot coil cord and cigarette plug to allow portable connection to most types of vehicles and equipment equipped with cigarette plug sockets. Extremely durable and capable of producing an infrared light beam reaching up to 1,800 feet in length, this IR spotlight is ideal for military and law enforcement applications using night vision equipment.

PRG Releases First Fixture from TruColor™ Line

Sep 19, 2011 Production Resource Group, L.L.C., the leading global entertainment lighting company, began to introduce its new TruColor™ line of digital lighting for image capture. Three months after receiving the 2011 Cine Gear Expo Technical Award (in Lighting), the Foton™ is the first fixture in the series to be released.

Bridgelux Selected Winner in GoingGreen Global 200

Sep 19, 2011 California-based LED solutions provider Bridgelux has been chosen as one of the GoingGreen Global 200 winners by AlwaysOn. In the selection process, input from world industry experts and the AlwaysOn editorial team determined the companies who qualified the most.

Philips Introduced Fortimo LED Decorative Modules

Sep 19, 2011 Philips announced launch of the Fortimo LED Decorative modules which offer high quality light with an excellent color rendering index (CRI 85), color consistency of 4 SDCM and is available in warm (2700 K) and neutral white (4000 k) color temperatures.

Research Highlights: Biocompatible LEDs for Cancer Detection

Sep 19, 2011 Research group led by Professor Keon Jae Lee from The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a biocompatible, flexible Gallium Nitride (GaN) LED that can detect prostate cancer. In the research paper published on September 16, 2011 in the online issue of Nano Energy Elsevier Journal  the researchers discuss fabrication and proof of concept study usage  highly efficient, flexible GaN LED  in detecting cancer.

Zyloware Completes LED Lighting Installation at the Headquarters

Sep 19, 2011 Zyloware Eyeware, a global supplier of high-quality eyewear, has installed energy-efficient LED lighting in its new 50,000 square foot facility. The retrofit began at the end of last year and now Zyloware's offices and distribution center shine with 700 clean, energy-efficient Seesmart LEDs. A total cost of the project came to $125,000 according to company's CEO James Shyer and it allows the company to save over 40% in energy costs and creates a "better and happier" work environment.

MagnaChip Presents 4-Channel LED Drivers

Sep 19, 2011 Today MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, has launched a series of 4 channel LED drivers for use in LED monitors and LED-TV applications.

Optogan Enters Distribution Agreement with Atlantik Elektronik

Sep 16, 2011 Optogan, a technology leader of LED manufacturing, and Atlantic Elektronik have signed a distribution agreement for the pan-European market. The goal of the agreement is to distribute the latest LED German-manufactured lighting solutions, such as white LEDs, chips and components like driver ICs.

Osram Researchers Develop New LED Spotlight

Sep 16, 2011 Osram AG, the German-based division of Siemens AG, has revealed its record-breaking success of with the latest LED spotlight research. Developers in the laboratory have attained 124,000 cd for the lighting solution with a coverage angle of 7.5 degrees.

Acuity Brands' Winona Lighting Luminaires Are Now Part of New York's 9/11 Memorial

Sep 16, 2011 In a recent press release Acuity Brands, Inc. has announced that products from its Winona(R) Lighting unit have been included as part of the National September 11 Memorial at New York's Ground-Zero.

Newark/element14 Signs Exclusive North America Distribution Agreement with Fisher Electronik

Sep 16, 2011 Newark/element14 via PRNewswire has announced that it has signed franchise agreement with Fischer Elektronik to market its board-level heat sinks for common package semiconductors plus extruded and finger-shaped heat sinks to support LED design and industrial applications. This agreement extends an existing franchise with Farnell, Newark/element14's sister distributor in Europe.

Aixtron Responds to the Near Term Market Uncertainty and Issues New 2011 Revenue Guidance

Sep 16, 2011 Aixtron has announced that its new 2011 revenue and EBIT guidance is EUR 600m – 650m revenues with an EBIT performance of c. 25-30%.In addition to that previously published order backlog was reduced by EUR 100m.

LED Art Piece GonKiRin Display at New York Hall of Science

Sep 15, 2011 Color LEDs were developed in part for practical use in applications like stage lighting and to yield creative light displays. The latter has certainly been produced by Hong Kong based LED artist Teddy Lo with his GonKiRin, the "art car" dragon.

UBM Electronic Announces Details of Designing With LEDs

Sep 15, 2011 UMB Electronics, a division of UBM, a key source of business and technical information for electronic industry leaders, has announced the lineup for EDN's Designing With LEDs, a technical seminar and workshop for design engineers, lasting the full day. The event is set to take place Tuesday, September 27, 2011 with ESC Boston, at the Hynes Convention Center.

Nichia Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Sep 15, 2011 Nichia's patent infringement claim to the Chip One Stop, Inc. was settled by the Tokyo District Court and resulted in the terminate of sale of all Everlight white LED products.

Lighting for Tomorrow 2011 Competition Announced Winners

Sep 15, 2011 OSRAM Sylvania, Lithonia Lighting and Cree LED Lighting are among the six winners of the Lighting for Tomorrow Competition in the Solid State Lighting category.

Intematix Wins GoingGreen Global 200 Award

Sep 14, 2011 Intematix Corporation today announced its recognition by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Global 200 winners. As a leader in the field of patented phosphor technology for LED lighting, the company can now add the title of a leader in developing markets. Receiving the award signifies the company is considered a contender in new areas in the industry, based on five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

Lighting Science Group Releases New Glimpse™ Downlight

Sep 14, 2011 Lighting Science Group (LSG) today unveiled its new Glimpse™ LED downlight. The lighting solution offers the same high quality lumen output and reliability LSG products are known for, now with a novel thermal design using less raw materials in production.

New High Efficiency LED Bay Light Launched by GlacialLight

Sep 14, 2011 GlacialLight has launched 110 Watt Arcturus GL-BL110 Series LED Bay Light that is utilizing the Philips Lumileds LEDs. It is intended for the difficult to reach installation locations at the industrial and retail buildings. Suggested retail price for the fixture is $399.

Ultratech Received ISO Certifications Across All Manufacturing Sites Worldwide

Sep 14, 2011 Ultratech has announced that is has received ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications from DQS-UL Group for its Singapore facility and re-certification for the San Jose, California facility.

Liternity - Light-Art with OLED Panels

Sep 14, 2011 Novaled has released a new brand of  stylish modern art lighting fixtures that combines cutting edge technology of OLED panels with exotic materials. The name of the brand is Liternity.  

EPA Addresses Vague Guidelines for LED Components

Sep 13, 2011 With the LED market continually growing, arising regulations will need to be updated as well. To handle these discrepancies between codes and the current LED market standing, the EPA has been developing new Energy-Star qualifications for SSL lamps and luminaires.

Cree's XLamp® Series Delivers 67% Energy Savings

Sep 13, 2011 Cree's XLamp® LEDs proved their energy efficiency and low-maintenance in the case of California Waste Connections Facility. The Cree-powered Xeralux LED high-bay fixtures were added to improve lighting quality, and have cut energy costs by two-thirds while almost eliminating maintenance costs.

A Series of New Big Chip LED Based Luminaires Unveiled at PLASA 2011

Sep 13, 2011 Luminus Devices Inc. had its newest Big Chip LEDs  with one color and color mixing capabilities presented at the PLASA 2011, UK.  PLASA 2011 is an internation trade show dedicated to the latest pro audio, AV, lighting stage engineering and systems integration technology. The Big Chip LEDs were used in a series of LED entertainment light fixtures manufactured by i-Pix Digital Light (UK).

64 LEDs in the good hands can make a great Halloween costume

Sep 13, 2011 We came across this really nice instructions article on www.instructables.com on how to make a great costume for a character from Tron:Legacy,  specifically how to make the most important part of the costume - Identity Disc.

Software engineer and a dedicated father of a 7 year old girl  has decided to make a properly looking outfit for his little Quorra for Halloween. He started from the Identity Disc available from Target for $9 and improved on the lack of light in a very impressive fashion.

NexLogic Technologies Will Present Its Latest Developments at PCB West 2011

Sep 13, 2011 According to official press release NexLogic Technologies Inc. has developed new method for efficient fabrication and assembly of most popular miniature LED packages utilized by smartphones and PC tablets. All the associated problems and their solutions will be discussed in detail at the PCB design, assembly and fabrication workshop at PCB West 2011 on September 27, 2011 at Santa Clara Convention Center.

Nualight Acquires Lumoluce To Enter Growing Niche in LED Industry

Sep 12, 2011 Today Nualight announced its acquisition of Lumoluce, an LED technology company from the Netherlands. The deal marks Nualight added focus into the food lighting market, as more retailers worldwide are expected to transition to energy-efficient LED lighting.

GE Lighting CEO Discusses Future Plans to Enter LED Market

Sep 12, 2011 Though a powerhouse in other sectors, GE Lighting has recently started investing more in its part in the LED market. During a recent press conference with Jaime Irick, president and CEO of GE Lighting Solutions, the company's future lighting plans were revealed to be predominated with solid-state solutions, with other technologies redundant.

Light-Based Technologies Raises $7.5M in Series B Financing

Sep 12, 2011 Light-Based Technologies Inc., Vancouver based developer and manufacturer of control and power solutions for LED applications, has announced successful completion of the second round of funding. Their Series B financing round brought in $7.5M. The financing was led by Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital and VantagePoint Capital Partners.

New High Intensity LED Bar from Magnalight

Sep 12, 2011 Larson Electronics' Magnalight has launched the new LEDP5W-12ET LED Light Bar designed for versatile mounting and operation at the demanding and extreme conditions. This 60W fixture gives 5,556 lumens and is intended for marine and industrial environments. It is IP68 rated waterproof up to 3 meters and can resist salt water, vibrations and dusty conditions. This model offers multi-voltage capability and trunnion mounting system that has impressive 270 degrees of vertical adjustability after mounting.

European LED Luminaire Maker Optogan Launched New E27 Lamp in Russia

Sep 12, 2011 The Optogan Group has presented its first  LED lamp retrofit for the incandescent 60W lamps in Russia. The unit was designed in collaboration with a prestigious russian design studio art.lebedev and has been made out of the highest quality russian and german produced components. It is competitively priced at 995 rubles corresponding to approximately 33 US dollars and is expected to enter the world market in early 2012 with a targeted price of 30 euros.

LED Engin Introduces New Narrow Lens and Emitter Combination

Sep 12, 2011 LED Engin, Inc., announced today the introduction of two narrow-angle TIR (Total Internal Reflection) high efficiency lenses for the company's high flux LuxiGen LZC- and LZP- series emitters. The proprietary 8-degree narrow spot lens and 15-degree spot lens are designed for use with LED Engin's compact, high flux density LZC (12-die) and LZP (24-die) LuxiGen emitters. This combination enables an array of high brightness LEDs to be replaced by a single LED emitter and lens, cutting fixture size by at least 50% and delivering superior beam control.

IMS Research Downgrades 2011 Packaged LED Market Growth

Sep 12, 2011 Jade Kellard from Global SMT and Packaging has reported that IMS Research has downgraded packaged LED market growth  to 1% despite 29% increase in lighting revenues.

World's Most Efficient White OLED Developed by Panasonic

Sep 12, 2011 Oled-info has reported an advanced development achieved by Panasonic Electric Works in making of the highly efficient OLED device - featuring 128 lm/W efficiency. The efficiency this high was obtained by using a semi-spherical highly-refractive lens to enhance light extraction. The OLED panel is small - only 2x2 mm, and according to Panasonic this is the world's most efficient white OLED.

Acuity Brands’ Healthcare Lighting Expanded Surgical Suite Lighting Portfolio

Sep 12, 2011 Recently in the official press release Acuity Brands, Inc. introduced the Healthcare Lighting® Surg5™ surgical troffer luminaire. The Surg5 luminaire is the newest addition to the Healthcare Lighting® OR/Surgical Suite product line. While lighting in high-performance areas of a hospital are, in general, exempt from energy usage calculations, the Healthcare Lighting® Surg5, delivers consistent high-quality lighting while providing significant energy savings and overall ease of maintenance. Fairview, PA based Healthcare Lighting was acquired by Acuity Brands in May 2011.

Grote Announces New WhiteLight LEDs in Stock and Shipping

Sep 9, 2011 Grote Industries, a high-performance LED provider for the transportation industry, has announced the availability of its new 62191 LED WhiteLight Recessed-Mount Dome Lamp. Designed for refrigerated environments with the ability to work in subzero temperatures, the LED is a desirable alternative to fluorescent lamps.

Dialight's SafeSite® Receives Class I Div 2 Certification

Sep 8, 2011 Dialight, a global leader in LED technology, has announced the recent Class I Div 2 certification of its SafeSite® LED Area Light. This signifies the light can be used in "hazardous locations where gas and vapors may be present," such as in uses with oil and gas, pharmaceutical, chemical and other applications.

Ultrabooks Will Cause LED Backlight Market to Grow Research Shows

Sep 8, 2011 Recently, ultrabooks were introduced into the notebook market and have since been gaining momentum in the IT industry. As a result, market research firm TrendForce has just released a new study on this growing "ultrabook revolution" and the correlating effects it will have on the LED industry.

LG's Top of the Line LED-based LCD 3D TV Available for Shipping

Sep 8, 2011 Cnet News has reported from CEDIA trade show in Indianapolis, that LG announced the availability of the 55LW9800, its best 2011 LED-based LCD TV and the first on the market to combine a full-array LED local dimming backlight and passive 3D. The top of the line 55-inch TV can be ordered for $3,799.

Philips Introduced Flexible, High Performance Outdoor LED Luminaires for Green Conscious Cities and Municipalities

Sep 8, 2011 In the official press release Philips Lumec announced that its UrbanScape & MetroScape combine innovative design and industry-leading technology for superior light quality, energy-efficiency, and ROI.

Magnalight Released Perko Pole Mount LED Spotlight for Boats

Sep 8, 2011 Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com has announced the release of a Perko Stanchion Mounted LED light emitter with included Perko Mount and standard red and green running lights. The Magnalight LEDLB-21-S-E 21 Watt LED Spotlight produces a tightly focused spot beam light pattern that is not normally associated with LED light emitters. This IP67 rated LED fixture contains seven 3 watt LEDs and produces 1,750 lumens, creating a light beam capable of reaching 675 feet in length without the wide beam spread normally produced by LED spotlights. A Perko pole mount fixture with attached red and green running lights allows easy installation and removal and works with most standard Perko mounting sockets.

J. P. Morgan LED General Lighting Symposium Starts Today: Nexxus Lighting and Eight Other Leading LED Companies will Present.

Sep 8, 2011 J. P. Morgan hosts another LED General Lighting Symposium at J.P. Morgan Conference Centerm New York, NY. The event will continue for two days, September 8-9, 2011.

According to the official press release issued by Nexxus Lighting their   President and CEO, Mike Bauer, will present at the J.P. Morgan LED General Lighting Symposium in New York on Thursday, September 8, 2011. Nexxus will be one of nine presenting companies, along with representatives from Cree, Veeco and Rubicon. The objective of the conference is to share information from leading technology companies focused on the adoption of LEDs for general lighting.

Power Integrations Introduces Reference Design for LinkSwitch-PH Flicker-Free Dimming

Sep 7, 2011 Power Integrations, with a reputation as a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for LED lighting, has released a new reference design for a member of the company's popular LinkSwitch-PH series. The 15 W PAR38 downlight driver is 85%-efficient while also balancing flicker-free dimming and reliability.

Research Highlights: Research Group from Taiwan Reports 2.4 Fold Increase in External Quantum Efficiency for Nano-patterned LED

Sep 7, 2011 Semiconductor Today has highlighted a recent research advance published by the scientists from National Tsing Hua University and National Applied Research Laboratories, Taiwan (Yu-Sheng Lin and J. Andrew Yeh, Appl. Phys. Express, vol4, p092103, 2011). The novel sapphire nanopatterning technique allows increase of external quantum efficiencies (EQE) of nitride semiconductor LEDs by 2.4x over devices grown on conventional sapphire at 20mA drive current.

Research Highlights: Phonon-assisted Emission for Near-IR LEDs

Sep 7, 2011 A break-through research article in the field of highly efficient near-infrared LEDs has been recently published by Tadashi Kawazoe and co-workers from the University of Tokyo in the Applied Physiscs B (Lasers and Optics).

Research Highlights: Quantum Dot LEDs

Sep 7, 2011 An outstanding development in the manufacturing of stable quantum dot based light emitting diodes has recently been reported by two research groups from the University of Florida. The research article published in the online issue of Nature Photonics (http://www.nature.com/nphoton/journal/v5/n9/full/nphoton.2011.171.html) describes spin coating based method for easy manufacturing of stable quantum dot LEDs with maximum luminance and power efficiency values of 4,200 cd m−2 and 0.17 lm W−1 for blue emission, 68,000 cd m−2 and 8.2 lm W−1 for green, and 31,000 cd m−2 and 3.8 lm W−1 for orange-red. It is specified that incorporation of the ZnO nanoparticles allows these devices to exhibit high environmental stability. The unencapsulated devices have operating lifetimes exceeding 250 h in low vacuum with an initial brightness of 600 cd m−2

Rubicon Technology to Host Analyst Meeting on September 15, 2011

Sep 7, 2011 Rubicon Technology, Inc. announced its plan to host an analyst meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2011. Presentations will be given by Raja Parvez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Weissman, Chief Financial Officer, and other technology-focused executives. The Company will provide an overview of the business and discuss its strategic plan. A question and answer session will follow the presentations. Rubicon Technology is considered a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, Semiconductor, and Optical industries.

Illumitex Signs Joint Deal with Syngenta for LEDs in Horticulture

Sep 6, 2011 LEDs have recently become a tool of interest to the agricultural industry due to the different wavelengths of light they can create. These same wavelengths alter plant growth in specific ways, depending on the combinations used. As a step forward, Illumitex, Inc., a developer of high-brightness LEDs and innovative LED solutions, has signed a joint research and business development deal with Syngenta, a world leader in agriculture. In this partnership, Syngenta will use Illumitex's patented LED technology to develop new growing protocols in controlled environments like greenhouses and indoor growth chambers.

EnLight Researchers Plan to Increase LED Efficiency by 40%

Sep 6, 2011 For the next three years, Germany's "EnLight" (Energy Efficient and Intelligent Lighting Systems) researchers will be involved in a project to further increased LED efficiency by 40%.

New Philips Daylight Solution to Provide Commercial Vehicles with Maximum Visibility

Sep 6, 2011 Philips has introduced a new solution to increase the visibility of commercial vehicles, thereby ensuring safer driving during the day and at night. This introduction anticipates European legislation prescribing that all new trucks and buses – over 33 million – must be equipped with dedicated Daytime Running Lights (DRL) from August 2012 onwards. Many countries have already implemented this measure and experienced a significant reduction in accidents. In the US, commercial fleet passenger vehicles modified to operate with DRLs were involved in 7 percent fewer daytime multiple-vehicle crashes than similar vehicles without DRLs.1
 
The Philips MasterLife Daylight 8 will be launched as of September 10 in all European countries for 199 Euro.

Anticipation of the Audi A2: concept car with ultra bright LED "matrix beam" headlights

Sep 6, 2011 One of the most anticipated concept cars  that will be presented this year at Frankfurt Auto Show is the Audi A2.  According to the Car and driver, one of the features unveiled before the show is the whole flair of lights that the concept will have.  They includethe deep character line that runs from the trailing edge of the headlights back to the tips of the taillights is packed with dynamic lights that can perform a number of functions. When the driver activates the A2’s turn signal, pulses of light run down the side of the car in step with the turn indicators. During braking, a spear of red light extends forward from the taillights in proportion to braking force. As if identifying Audis at night weren’t easy enough already, with their signature LED head- and taillight accents, the A2’s side array also acts as a giant marker light.

Semtech Intorduced First-in-Class Phase-Shifted LED Backlight Drive for Ultra-thin Notebooks

Sep 6, 2011 In the recent press release Semtech Corp. announced launch of  the first device in its innovative platform of phase-shifted boost LED drivers. The new SC5010 is an 8-channel white LED driver with an innovative PWM phase-shift dimming control that uses very low-profile inductors, allowing LED drivers to be built directly into the LCD panel in Ultrabook PCs and ultra-mobile PCs (UMPC) for displays as thin as 4mm. It also enables ultra-thin LCD displays with longer battery life in tablet, automotive, and other mid-size display applications.

Chroma-Q Studio Announced Force LED for TV and Film Applications

Sep 6, 2011 According to recent press release, the new Chroma-Q™ Studio Force™ LED fixtures range features a choice of 6,100K CCT, daylight white (Studio Force D) and 3,000K – 6,100K CCT, variable white (Studio Force V) models – which between them provide an extreme output ranging from 5,300 up to 28,000 lumens.

The Studio Force range is specifically designed for TV, film, touring, exhibitions, corporate events and theatre lighting applications.

LEDtronics® Announces New Durable R16 Replacement Bulbs

Sep 5, 2011 LEDtronics® has revealed its next generation of replacement R16 LED Reflector Lamps, that comes with a standard 26mm medium screw base. These replacement bulbs are a good candidate as they operate on 120VAC and create a "concentrated 40-degree beam of light."

European Ban on 60 Watt Incandescents Sets In

Sep 5, 2011 Starting September 1, 2011, European households will largely ban inefficient 60 watt incandescent light bulbs from use.

BlueStar Energy Announces Success of LED System in Library

Sep 2, 2011 BlueStar Energy has announced the success of a recent lighting renovation for the Village of Franklin Park's Public Library. As a result of the lighting system BlueStar designed, the library's energy consumption has been reduced by 56%.

STLD Announces Plans for PLASA 2011 in September

Sep 1, 2011 The Society of Television Lighting and Design (STLD) has announced its plans for PLASA 2011, which in clude a new feature exclusive to the event. As host, STLD is planning a "major shoot-out of leading LED light fixtures" at The STLD LED Shootout at PLASA 2011.

AOK Industrial Company Announces LED Outdoor Floodlight to Showcase at 2011 Guangzhou Fair

Aug 31, 2011 AOK Industrial Company Limited, a professional manufacturer of LED lighting, with nearly a decade of experience introduces the LED model it will show at the 2011 Guangzhou Fair.

Protect-R-Shield Unveils New LED Protective Circuitry Coating

Aug 31, 2011 As the summer ends, the introduction of Protect-R-Shield's (PRS) lens attachments for LED boards is beginning. The company is already known for its high quality conformal coating used to protect electronic circuit boards from environmental hazards, but now it's branching into the LED market. PRS has created a method to apply optical lenses to printed circuit boards with LED light sources.

SavWatt to Debut P2i Nano Tech LEDs at IFA Berlin 2011

Aug 31, 2011
With the advent of SavWatt's new water resistant LED lights using P2i Nano technology, the company announced this Tuesday that the model will be displayed at IFA, the world's largest trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. IFA 2011 will take place in Berlin from September 2 to 7. 

Lumenpulse Receives #17 Rank on PROFIT HOT 50

Aug 31, 2011
Today Lumenpulse Inc., an innovator of LED-based lighting solutions for diverse applications, announced its new ranking of #17 in the 12th annual PROFIT HOT 50 ranking. This measure is of Canada's Top New Growth Companies, and the overall rankings of these young firms are determined by two-year revenue growth. These rankings will be posted in the October issue of PROFIT magazine and at PROFITguide.com.

OSRAM Starts Work on Its Pilot OLED Lighting Production Line

Aug 31, 2011 OLED-info reported today that  the greatly anticipated OSRAM pilot OLED lighting production line has been launched. OSRAM announced the launch in the facility in Regensburg, Germany. The estimated project investment has been approximately 20 million euro so far, with the expected maximum total investment for research in production center reaching 50 million.

Hubell Lighting Supplies Outdoor LED Luminaires for East Lyme, Connecticut

Aug 31, 2011 In the official press release Architectural Area Lighting (www.aal.net ), a division of Hubbell Lighting ( www.hubbelllighting.com ), has announced that they have provided East Lyme, CT with its first outdoor area luminaires to incorporate powerful LED technology packaged in a designer housing.

Veeco Opened New Technology Center in Taiwan

Aug 31, 2011 According to official press release, Veeco Instruments Inc. has opened a new Taiwan Technology Center (TTC)  in Hsinchu, Taiwan  on August 30, 2011. Veeco is one of  the leading suppliers of metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment used to make light emitting diodes (LEDs). The new technology center aims to provide process support for the rapidly growing LED industry. Several of Veeco's key customers in Greater China and important local government officials were among Veeco's honored guests at the opening ceremony.

Consumer Reports Publishes Comprehensive Review of CFL and LED Bulbs

Aug 31, 2011 Consumer Reports  has published an impressive test results for more than 30 different compact fluorescents and light-emitting diodes that can brighten indoor and outdoor spaces.  This extensive and rigorous review reveals that many problems of the earlier versions of CFL and LED bulbs have been overcome and that these new efficient luminaries last longer and use far less electricity than the traditional incandescent bulbs. Shoppers now have a variety of different bulbs to match their needs. The full report will be available exclusively for Fans on Consumer Reports' Facebook Page (www.Facebook.com/ConsumerReports).

MHA Lighting Creates LED Lighting System for Hospital

Aug 30, 2011 MHA Lighting Ltd, an LED specialist based in the UK, has revealed a new lighting system aimed at hospitals in an effort to open a new market for its creations.

Universal Display Corporation and Panasonic Idemitsu Sign Joint OLED Agreement

Aug 30, 2011 Universal Display Corporation (Universal), manufacturer of efficient and high-performance UniversalPHOLED® technology, has entered into a technology license agreement with Panasonic Idemitsu OLED Lighting Co., Ltd. (Panasonic). Terms of the joint venture include Universal supplying UniversalPHOLED® phosphorescent and other OLED technologies into OLED lighting products.

Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System 90% Efficient Reports Interstate Warehouse

Aug 30, 2011 Groom Energy and Digital Lumens today announced the successful outcome of three separate installations of the Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System. The Interstate Warehousing facilities in Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee, where the lighting solutions were installed, have recorded 90% energy efficiency compared with older sections of the buildings.

Research Highlights: Stretchable OLED Display from UCLA

Aug 30, 2011 Earlier this summer Applied Materials has published communication paper from the research group at UCLA that describes preparation of a proof-of-concept stretchable OLED display.

Novaled Team Nominated fo Prestigious Deutscher Zukunftspreis Prize

Aug 30, 2011 It has been reported that OLED maker Novaled AG's founders Prof. Karl Leo (Technical University of Dresden and Fraunhofer IPMS Dresden), Dr. Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth (Novaled AG) and Dr. Martin Pfeiffer (now at Heliatek GmbH) have been nominated for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis, the Federal President's Award for Innovation and Technology.

Lighting Science Group and Dixon Announce Future Release of Sub-$15 LED

Aug 29, 2011 Indian premier LED developer and manufacturer Lighting Science Group and electronic products manufacturer Dixon Technologies India Pvt. Ltd have announced today their intent to produce an affordable LED lighting solution for the masses. This ominidirectional 60-watt equivalent A19 LED bulb is being designed by the two collaborating companies so that it can be available for less than $15 on the market.

Astronics Wins Contract from US Air Force to Improve Airfield Lighting

Aug 29, 2011 Astronics DME Corporation has reported on August 25 that  it was awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to provide LED airfield lighting for the U.S. Air Force, with a maximum value of $7.4 million. The five-year contract will replace taxiway lighting fixtures at Air Force bases in the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii.

Research Highlights: White Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cell

Aug 29, 2011 Joint efforts of the research team from Umea University, Sweden and Merck KGaA, Germany has resulted in the development of a novel light-emitting electrochemical cell (LEC) that has  air-stable electrodes and a solution-processed single-layer active material that emits warm-white light (CIE coordinates = (0.39, 0.43); color rendering index =83) with significant brightness (B) at a low voltage.

Stars above Manhattan will be seen on Hudson River

Aug 29, 2011 For one week of September new yorkers will be able to see the stars usually hidden by city's light and other pollution. Project "Reflecting the Stars", part of the Climate Week NYC, will run from September 19 to 27 and will project the stars of the night sky above Manhattan onto the Hudson River. The wirelessly controlled solar-powered LED lights have been installed onto the decaying posts of Pier 49, near Bank Street  in Manhattan. Pressing a button on the shore will activate the system and light up the castellation that should be above your head at that moment.

Research Highlights: Tailoring Efficiency of Hybrid Light-Emitting Diodes

Aug 29, 2011 Research team from Spain led by Emilio Palomares has reported in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces that specially tailored nanoporous metal oxide can be used to improve efficiency of hybrid light-emitting diode.

Power Integration Releases New 25-Watt LED Driver From LinkSwitch-PH Series

Aug 26, 2011 Power Integrations, a "world leader in LED driver ICs for general lighting applications," has today published a new 25-watt LED T8 tube ballast power supply. An impressive quality about this new design is power efficiency of over 91% that it achieves. The single-stage solutions in the design also lead to a longer product lifetime, omitting opto-isolators and electrolytic input bulk capacitors common to two-stage solutions.

Stouch Lighting Updates Recreation Center in Upper Chichester

Aug 26, 2011
Stouch Lighting has announced a project in Chichester, PA, where it will replace the recreational building's lighting system with new LED light fixtures. The company is in charge of supplying, installing and retrofitting the fixtures to the energy-efficient LEDs.

Larson Electronics Magnalight Released Military LED Spotlight Light with Magnetic Base

Aug 26, 2011 In the recent press release Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com has announced the release of the HML-5M-LED Handheld LED Spotlight with magnetic base designed to provide reliable and powerful illumination under tactical and professional conditions. Producing 3,600 lumens and pulling only 1.6 amps on 24 volts, this handheld LED spotlight is based on Magnalight’s proven HML series of military spotlights that have seen use in Iraq and Afghanistan as a part of the Military’s Escalation of Force Kits. Operating on any voltage from 9 to 32VDC, this LED spotlight produces a 1600' long by 120 feet wide beam and will withstand operation under highly demanding conditions.

WAC Lighting Combines Best of Both Technologies in the First-in-Class Hybrid LED/OLED Luminaire

Aug 26, 2011 In the official press release WAC Lighting has announced Hybrid, an innovative luminaire that represents the first of its kind. Hybrid merges LED and OLED technology to be used in their most salient functions.



Six luminaire panels, each offering an ultra-slim profile of 4.5mm, feature color changing RGB and white Organic LEDs with color temperatures ranging from 2700K to 6500K. Each OLED panel features colors that can be individually customized to the user's preference using a DMX Controller. The glare-free OLEDs deliver diffused ambient illumination and 300-plus lumens at 12 watts. At 3000K, the OLEDs' CRI (Color Rendering Index) is 80.

Ultratech to Present at Several Investor Events and Webcast the Presentations

Aug 26, 2011 Ultratech has announced it's plans to present at the following investor events:
    •    Thursday, September 8, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. ET at the Kaufman Brothers 14th Annual Investor Conference at the W New York Hotel in New York City, NY.
    •    Monday, September 12, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. ET at the Rodman and Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, NY.

Sōl Organic LED Chandelier Receives Platinum ADEX Award for Design Excellence

Aug 26, 2011 It has been recently announced that WAC Lighting has received a Platinum ADEX Award for Design Excellence for Sōl™, its Organic LED Chandelier. Sōl™ has also received a Special Citation for the best use of OLED, and a Silver Product Innovation Award in the category of decorative pendants, from Architectural SSL Magazine. 
 

1970s Era Itchen Bridge Now Seen In a New Light

Aug 25, 2011 As of tonight, the view of Southampton's iconic Itchen Bridge will be a little brighter. In a debated decision, the bridge will glow a new shade of pale blue from the new LED lights added. 

Air Force Strikes $7.4 Million Deal with Astronics to Last Five Years

Aug 25, 2011 Astronics DME Corporation, a subsidiary of Astronics Corporation, a major producer of lighting and other electrical test systems for the aerospace and defense industries worldwide, has announced its five-year contract with the U.S. Air Force.

Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) 2012 Opened Pre-Registration

Aug 25, 2011 Taiwan International Lighting Show  (TILS) 2012 will be held in the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall on March 13-16, 2012. Online pre-registration is available.

Sharp Remotely Controlled LED Light Bulb: User Review

Aug 25, 2011 A new dimmable and color (or light warmth) controllable LED light bulbs with the possibility of remote control have been released by Sharp in June of this year. It is always most interesting to wait and see how the product will be accepted by the end users.Recently Katie Fehrenbacher at www.gigaom.com has published her own test of the Sharp LED bulb with remote control.

Global Market Value of High-Brightness LEDs Estimated to Go Further Down

Aug 25, 2011 The original estimate of the high-brightness LEDs world market  for 2011 was $10.6 billion, yet recent dramatic market changes have made the analysts to bring the estimate down to $9 billion. Still the $9 billion market would be an 8% increase relatively to the last year.

ENTTEC Develops Website to Showcase New LED Series

Aug 24, 2011 A new website was launched today by ENTTEC Pty Ltd for its new LED lighting solutions, like the Aleph 2 High Power Smart LED Bar that produces higher light output and size density than competing products.

New Patent Awarded to Intematix's ChromaLit™ Collection

Aug 24, 2011 The sixth patent for remote phosphor LED lighting designs was awarded to Intematix Corporation, solidifying the company's position as a leader in the phosphor intellectual property branch of the LED industry. Intematix currently is a developer of new "patented phosphor materials and components for high-quality LED lighting," and the most recent patent is the fourth the company has received this year. Moreover, in addition to Intematix's six patents in the U.S., the corporation also has 85 other patents pending worldwide.

Supertex Releases New and Improved Automotive LED Driver - AT9919

Aug 24, 2011 Supertex announced release of the AT9919 LED driver for automotive applications that not only saves board space, but also improves system reliability. It incorporates hysteric control of LEDs and high side current sensing.

CRS Electronics Inks Supply Deal with Major Retailer

Aug 24, 2011 CRS Electronics (Canada),a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting, in an official press release has announced, that a supply agreement has been reached with a national leading North American Retailer ("Retailer") to launch the Energizer(R) LED program. The Agreement is subject to the Retailer's confidentiality policy which will allow CRS to name the retailer when the rollout begins.

New 18 Watt GL-DL08 LED Downlight Available from GlacialLight

Aug 23, 2011 GlacialLight, a division of the experienced technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc., in the official press release announced expansion of its Capella Series of LED products with the new GL‐DL08 LED Downlight. This high‐performance 8‐inch 18 Watt LED downlight is an all‐in‐one bulb and fixture for ease of installation.

Samsung Mobile Display and Unviersal Display Corporation Sign 6-Year Agreement

Aug 23, 2011 Universal Display Corporation (UDC), an organic LED manufacturer, and Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) have a long history of business deals between the two companies. The most recent and committing one is a licensing and sales deal to last six years.

Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com Releases New Explosion-Proof LED

Aug 23, 2011 Larson Electronics has announced through Magnalight.com its new explosion-proof emergency LED light, the EXP-EMG-12W-2L. Along with 90 minutes of back-up battery life in times of power failure, it has been approved a Class 1 Division 1 and Class 2 Division 1 & 2 emergency light.

Ruud Lighting Brands to Stay Unchanged After Merger

Aug 23, 2011 It has been reported that Ruud Lighting Inc., recently acquired by Cree, will continue to manufacture BetaLED and Essentia brands.

LG Denies Rumors on Deal with Apple for OLED TV

Aug 23, 2011 Korea Times has reported that based on the insight from sources intimately involved with the matter, Apple will not be seeking supply of LG OLED screens for its upcoming televisions. Apple is currently concerned with the high costs involved in the production of large OLED screens as well as other issues including limited life span, color balance-related issues and efficiency of blue OLED, critical for the viable replacement of LED-based displays with OLED.

Osram Files LED lawsuits against LG and Samsung

Aug 23, 2011 Osram (Germany) has reported that it has filed a patent infringement complaint in South Korea against LG and Samsung. Osram believes that LG and Samsung have violated patents on LED lighting commonly used in TV sets and computer displays.

Elemental LED Cuts Down Prices on LED Replacement Bulbs - Tess Bulbs

Aug 23, 2011 Elemental LED, a San Francisco based LED lighting company, has announced the price cut for its Tess Bulbs.  THe TEss bulbs are the LED Replacement bulbs that have standard e26/27 screw-in base and are using Cree LEDs. 6W Tess Bulbs, a replacement for standard incandescent 30W bulbs are now $17.99 (down from $29.99). 7W Tess Bulbs, equivalent to 40W incandescent bulbs, are now $19.99 (down from $34.99). 9W Tess Bulbs, a 60W replacement, are now $21.99 (down from $39.99).

Strategies Unlimited Analysis Report on LED Outdoor and Area Lighting : US market takes the lead

Aug 23, 2011 Strategies Unlimited has recently released for sale its "LED Outdoor and Area Lighting: Market Analysis and Forecast".  They come to the conclusion the the US market has taken the lead in proving the potential of LED outdoor and area lighting.

Kingsun Completes Taiyuan Bridge-Lighting Project

Aug 22, 2011 Kingsun Optoelectronic Co., Ltd, finished an intricate project lighting the southern central loop bridge in Taiyuan, China at the end of this July 2011. Products like those used in the innovative Taiyuan project will be seen at the Expo Central China 2011 (this upcoming September).

Encelium Technologies Will Have an Exposition at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada in September

Aug 22, 2011 According to recent press release, Encelium Technologies will showcase its innovative energy management and lighting control systems at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, Booth #121, on Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23, at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, Canada. At the exposition, attendees will get an insider’s look at Encelium’s new Polaris 3D, its next generation of lighting control software for the company’s Energy Control System™ (ECS).

Metis LED Chandelier Lights for Hotels and Boutiques

Aug 22, 2011 According to recent press release, Aeon Lighting Technology Inc. (ALT) has announced that its superior Metis LED Chandelier Lights have been ordered  by a number of high-end hotels and boutique stores in South Asia. ALT has signed project deal with five star chain-hotel operation head-quartered in Singapore, and is also negotiating orders from other  hotel branches in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Philippines. The negotiations are expected to be settled down in 2012.

Foiled aluminum for PCB production from Polytronics Technology Corporation

Aug 22, 2011 According to compnay's press release, NEON-EK introduced foiled aluminum for PCB production from Polytronics Technology Corporation. The main characteristic of this material is high thermal conductivity. It is 20 times higher than traditional epoxy system that allows applying it in systems with intensive heating. While PCB based on Polytronics foiled aluminum is affected by high temperature, it saves its form and has no bending.

Traxon App: Free interactive product catalog and showcase with a map

Aug 22, 2011 Beginning from spring this year Traxon Technologies have released its interective application for those interested in LED products.
The Traxon Technologies has placed its product catalogue into  the iTunes App Store. It is a free application that allows  you experience the company’s showcases and products in an interactive and dynamic way. Users could search any showcases by categories or could locate them any where in the world with the built in map. Product information could then been cross-referenced from any showcases, and detail technical specification and photometric data of could be obtained on the fly!

OLED Market Study Reveals Industry Will Reach $5.2 Billion

Aug 19, 2011 MarketResearch.com recently announced a new report of a study of the OLED lighting market concluding it will reach $5.2 billion.

FuturoLighting Introduces The Aurora with Life Expectancy Over 50,000 Hours

Aug 19, 2011 FuturoLighting has unveiled its latest LED model the Aurora, an autonomous lighting system both energy-efficient and long-lasting with a life expectancy of over 50,000 hours.

City of San Antonio Council Decides on LED Lights for Holiday Season

Aug 19, 2011 It has been reported that the City Council of San Antonio has approved the plan for LED lights to be used along the River Walk this holiday season.

SavWatt LED Lights to Become Water and Dirt Resistan

Aug 19, 2011 According to company's press release, SavWatt USA announced today that it has entered into an exclusive worldwide license for LED lights utilizing P2i's liquid repellent nano-coating technology, see www.p2i.com . P2i, the world leader in liquid repellent nano-coating technology, has won an International Stevie Award for 2011's 'Most Innovative Company in Europe' at the 2011 International Business Awards (IBAs), in recognition of how the company's revolutionary technology challenges the way people think about everyday conventional liquid protection.

China's LED Market Grows to Nearly $6 Billion

Aug 18, 2011 Though some LED markets seem to taking a turn for the worse, the Chinese LED Industry as done just the opposite. In fact, the country's LED market has gone up to $5.8 billion in 2011, 23% higher than last year's $4.7 million.

Acuity Brands' ACLED Wins Best Interior Commercial Product at TheLEDShow

Aug 18, 2011 Acuity Brands, Inc. achieved another market success at TheLEDShow 2011 (Las Vegas) with its Lithonia Lighting ACLED luminaire winning TheLEDAward for Best Interior Commercial Product.

Next Generation Large Diameter Sapphire Furnaces are Launched by Rubicon Technology

Aug 18, 2011 According to company's press release, Rubicon Furnace Version ES2-XLG3.0 offers improved yield and efficiency.

The OLED Handbook by Ron Mertens is Available through Research and Markets

Aug 18, 2011 A comprehensive guide to the OLED technology, industry and market was put together by Ron Mertens, one of the leading experts in the area and a founder and editor-in-chief of OLED-info.  His "OLED Handbook" provides an excellent introduction to the world of OLEDs and is an outstanding guide to display engineers, business developers, researchers, equipment vendors, OLED material companies, private investors and anyone who wants to learn more about OLEDs today.

Illumitex's New Artavi Focuses Beams Without 'Secondary Optics'

Aug 17, 2011 Illumitex Inc. released the lighting industry's first precision beam LED designed for "general, architectural, and entertainment lighting applications." As a developer of high-brightness LEDs and other forms of LED technology, Illumitex introduced its patented Artavi, which produces a narrow 10 degree beam aimed directly at the lighting target.

Digital Lumens Releases New Intelligent Lighting Systems

Aug 17, 2011 The product line for Digital Lumens has grown to include the new 15,000-lumen Intelligent Light Engines (ILEs) for highbay and midbay applications. The company, leader in intelligent lighting systems, designed the current system for use in industrial buidlings with high ceilings or other open indoor spaces, increasing light by over 50%. This new system uses intelligent lighting programming to increase energy efficiency up to 90%.

Elelctronics Weekly Presents Its Collection of LED Lighting Guides

Aug 17, 2011 Electronics Weekly had a number of research articles on LED lighting produced over the years. Now they have conveniently combined all the related information links in one place:

http://www.electronicsweekly.com/blogs/led-lights/2011/08/electronics-weekly---led-lighting-guides.html

The information covered includes white and colored LEDs, interior lighting by LEDs , OLEDs and general information on LED technology

Cree Buys Ruud for $525 Million

Aug 17, 2011 The acquisition of  Ruud Lighting Inc.  by Cree for about $525 million in cash and stock has been announced today. This acquisition is part of Cree's intention to to expand into the market for outdoor illumination. It was reported that Ruud will continue to be based in Racine, Wisconsin, and operate as a subsidiary of Cree.

Pixelinvaders by Micael Vogt: A Fun LED Project for Light Designers

Aug 17, 2011 Michael Vogt has designed a fun to play and easy to install LED based RGB  panels that you can use to create pixelated moving images. According to his project website pixelInvaders is an open-source hardware project for artists and anyone interested in light design.

The PixelInvaders LED system consists of 3D RGB LED panels, that are capable of playing back real-time generated video animations or simple color changes.

Ukraine Plans to Illuminate Euro 2012 with LED Lights

Aug 17, 2011 Ukrainian government has plans to use LED lights to illuminate the cities hosting the 2012 Euro Cup Soccer Championship. The prime minister Mykola Azarov has emphasized that LED illumination should be used in the cities that have the most heavy electricity consumption and that it is most important  to organize LED production in Ukraine within the next two to three years.

New Videssence LED Light for Video Production

Aug 17, 2011 Videssence  has been known to offer a series of high quality LED based studio lighting fixtures - ExceLED at 25, 50 and 100 watt versions. Most recently it has introduced  the ExceLED 225 – Nine Light to the international market at IBC, the newest addition to the ExceLED Series. These high performance 225 watt LED fixtures provide excellent light levels using comparatively very low wattages. Large production studios, theaters and other areas that require a long throw and high light levels now have a viable LED option. The ExceLED 225 – Nine Light is able to produce over 5200 lux at a 9m. There are 9 cubes with 9 LED optical modules in each, the left and right row of cubes pivot outward to adjust or separate the beam spread. The powerful 225 watt LED unit with adjustable beam spead provides an alternate to high wattage 'nine lights.'

What if Information Traveled at the Speed of Light?

Aug 16, 2011 Currently, the use of LEDs has been for lighting purposes that are energy-efficient and low-maintenance, a highly appealing solution from anywhere in the home to lighting a stadium. Except, there are now German researchers that may have just found an entirely new application LED manufacturers would consider in the future.

Horizon Control Acquired by Acuity Brands

Aug 16, 2011 A market leader in energy-efficient technology, Acuity Brands has announced its addition of Horizon Control Inc. to the company. Horizon Control was a lighting research and development business focused on PC-lighting. Over 15 years, its team has produced licensed products for the entertainment and architectural lighting markets.

2011 GaN LED MOCVD Forecast Downgraded by IMS Research

Aug 16, 2011 It has been reported that  IMS Research has downgraded its 2011 GaN LED metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment forecast due to numerous delays resulting from a rising surplus, slower LCD and LED panel growth and an LED lighting market in its infancy. However, 2012 has been upgraded on the 2011 delays as well as 13 new entrants who are expected to account for over 100 tools. China is expected to continue to dominate, but Taiwan and Korea should double their share by Q4'12.

Project Aura: Novel LED Lit Bikes for Safe Cycling at Night

Aug 16, 2011 It has been reported that designers Ethan Frier and Jonathan Ota have started Project Aura with the hope to make night bicycle riding a safer experience for everyone.

Even though regular bicycle reflectors and flashing lights certainly help drivers see bicyclists, the Aura lighting system is sure to capture the attention of all drivers.  In this clever design RGB LEDs are attached to the inside of the rims of  wheels. The designers were able to create a color changing light-wheel that indicates when a bicyclist is slowing down or at cruising speed.

MKS Released RF Power Generator Suitable for PV, LED and MEMS Applications

Aug 16, 2011 A cost-effective, compact solution for photovoltaic, LED and semiconductor processing has been presented by MKS Instruments, Inc. Their elite(TM) RF Power Generator for amorphous Si PV, LED and MEMS applications has integrated, single PCBA design  that offers exceptional reliability. In addition its air cooled, compact, light weight design provides a cost-effective, easy-to-install solution for RF deposition and etch needs.

Antec Soundscience HALO 6-LED Bias Lighting Experience

Aug 16, 2011 A recent hands on evaluation of Antec Soundscience HALO 6-LED Bias Lighting System was published by Christophor Rick at Gaimers Daily News. It is particularly valuable review done by the user for whom this system is specifically intended.  The system is a string of six LEDs that are supposed to be attached to the back of the computer monitor to reduce the eyes strain when playing at night.

Dialight Releases New Series of Highest Standard CBI Indicators and Micro LED SMD

Aug 16, 2011 According to official press release, Dialight continues to set the standard with its innovative Prism® CBI® indicators and Micro LED® SMD LED product line. Offering unique engineering benefits and cost-effective features, these Dialight products deliver maximum flexibility to technology and telecommunications product manufacturers.

Prism products are used in a variety of applications, including storage servers, switches, routers, telecommunications equipment and infrastructure products. Dialight’s Prism indicators are the industry’s only SMD indicator series designed to survive 260°C peak reflow temperature and provide the aesthetic appeal of a diffused lens for enhanced viewing.

he Prism Series comes in a range of package sizes as well as single-level, bi-level and tri-level configurations with 2mm and 3mm lenses. The design easily accommodates bi-color and tri-color applications, minimizing light bleed while maximizing transmission.
In addition to the Prism Series, Dialight offers a complete line of discrete LEDs – the Micro LED Surface Mount LED range. These products enable transmission of the full spectrum of colors (including bi-color and tri-color options) and offer a variety of intensities, incorporating innovative AllnGaP and InGaN technology.

LED professional Symposium and Exhibition 2011 – Europe's foremost technology LED-event

Aug 15, 2011 The LED professional Symposium and Exhibition (abbreviated: LpS 2011) will take place from the 27th to the 29th of September, 2011 in western Austria. It is being organized by LUGER RESEARCH, and the venue is the „Festspielhaus“ (Festival House) in Bregenz: Festspielhaus Platz der Wiener Symphoniker 1 6900 Bregenz Austria

This meeting of experts from all over the world is planned to become an annual event because LED lighting technology has a big influence on the development of new lighting solutions and is applied in all areas of lighting. It aims to be Europe’s foremost LED lighting technology meeting point for lighting experts operating in industry and research.

Robe Reveals New Models from ROBIN Series with 'Sniper' Preview

Aug 15, 2011 Two new LED products have been revealed by Robe at PLASA 2011, the ROBIN 1200 LEDWash and ROBIN DLX Spot, in addition to a preview of the 'Sniper'.

Nanoco "Quantum Dots" Take a Leap Into Lighting

Aug 15, 2011 A new project is in the making between Nanoco Group PLC and its subsidiary partner R&D and blue-chip industrial organisations. It will incorporate semiconductor nanoparticles -- "quantum dots" -- from Nanoco in with the LED lights made by the major LED manufacturer.

Dates Announced for Inaugural Silicone Elastomers US Conference

Aug 15, 2011 iSmithers has announced the launch of Silicone Elastomers US 2011. The conference will be held December 6-7, 2011, at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel in Rosemont, IL, US.

Some of the topics discussed at the conference might be of interest to the LED optics manufacturers and novel LED lighting solutions developers.

The two-day Silicone Elastomers US 2011 conference will cover the length and breadth of the silicone elastomers supply chain, including current research developments and new usage opportunities. The application areas of silicone elastomers are widespread due to their extensive spectrum of high-performance qualities, including temperature stability, electrical resistance, chemical inertia and high biocompatibility. Since silicone elastomers are important materials for many application areas, the conference will examine some of their more prevalent usages, such as automotive, electric and electronics, gaskets, domestic appliances, cosmetics, fabric coatings and medical devices.

How White LEDs Differ in Color Rendering. A Study by Steve Bush

Aug 15, 2011 Electronics Weekly has recently  published an excellent article by Steve Bush bringing light to all the complicated nuances of white light classifications and colour rendering differences that you can observe using different white LEDs.

The author takes time to go back to basics of color rendering explaining the color classification system developed by Albert Munsell, followed by the definition and Color-Rendering Index (CRI), developed in the first half of 20th century, and by the explanation of LED color temperature. He consults with the three leading LED experts to explain how the white LED diodes are classified and what applications hay can be best at.

DOE Invests in 8th Round of SSL-based Research

Aug 12, 2011 The US Department of Energy (DOE) continues its role in LED technology development, focused on meeting "performance and cost targets of products for year 2020".

Interview on LED Mass Production Reveals Cost Problem and Solution

Aug 12, 2011 As LEDs gain popularity manufacturers will inevitably face the question brought up by mass production: How can they keep cost down without compromising on quality? In an interview with Kent Lu, the Regional Manager of Henkel Asia Pacific, a solution is investigated to this sticky situation. Mr. Lu's experience with the Asian Market and the industrial material business led to his analysis of the ways manufacturers can reduce cost through different adhesives each meant for unique purposes.

How to choose your lightbulb wisely? A study by Bob Tedeschi

Aug 12, 2011 A practical and exciting  consumer's guide to the galaxy of light bulbs has been published by Bob Tedeschi in the Seattle Times. The author highlighted the difficulties that buyers will be facing when trying to comply with the soon to be effective federal legislation to use more energy-efficient lights. He performed an extensive study based on the advices from leading industry experts and reported his results not only in the form of an article, but also as a "data at-a-glance" graphic.

Energy Focus to Host Conference Call and Webcast on August 15, 2011

Aug 12, 2011 Energy Focus has announced that it will discuss its financial results for the second quarter of 2011 and answer questions on Monday, August 15, 2011. The conference call will be held at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT). Dialing 1-888-523-1245 (US and Canada) or 1-719-457-2652 (International/Local) can access the call. The conference ID number is 7538564. Participants are asked to call the assigned number approximately 10 minutes before the conference call begins.


An instant replay of the conference call will be available through the investor relations section of the site http://www.energyfocusinc.com/investors/events/category/investors starting August 15, 2011 and will remain available for 3 months. 
About Energy Focus, Inc.

Translucent Announced Commercial Availability of Virtual GaN (vGaN) Wafer Templates for Low-Cost Epitaxial Growth of GaN Devices

Aug 12, 2011 Translucent, Inc. announced the commercial availability of its vGaNTM family of silicon-based wafer templates. The vGaN products provide a low-cost, high- quality epitaxial surface for the growth of gallium nitride (GaN) devices such as light- emitting diodes (LEDs) or field-effect transistors (FETs).

Translucent Inc. is a subsidiary of Australian company Silex Systems Limited. Translucent is a materials technology company, founded in 2001, which has a focus on the electronics and solar markets. It  is a provider of rare-earth-oxide (REO) engineered silicon substrates for low-cost, high-performance epitaxial semiconductor applications.

City of Coimbatore, India Puts LED Technology to Use

Aug 11, 2011 Recent was the advent of sensitive LEDs, which could self-regulate their lighting levels based on the amount of natural daylight already available, and consequently conserving even more energy. Now, a city corporation in India is putting these LEDs to the test as a way to deal with their power conservation issues.

Company's Entrance into LED Industry Marked by Name Change

Aug 11, 2011 The LED industry has been growing steadily and this becomes apparent with heavy national investments in research both in China and Taiwan. Now,another heavy competitor enters the LED industry, its arrival symbolized by a simple name change.

FZLED Releases New PAR30-03: Long-life 12-Watt Bulbs With Cree LEDs

Aug 11, 2011 Today FZLED announced global release of the new 12-Watt  LED Bulbs power by Cree LEDs.It's a simple money-saving replacement for inefficient older lights in E26/E27 sockets. The new switch dimmable models can adjust brightness level by pressing the power on/off switch to step through the four options: 12%, 25%, 50%, or 100% of full light intensity. The TriAC dimmable version offers both low-voltage (AC 100-120V) and high-voltage (AC 220-240V) TriAC dimming. A non-dimmable version is also available.

Sharp Presents World's Most Efficient LED Ceiling Light

Aug 11, 2011 Sharp presented their most recent and advanced model of energy efficient LED lights, a square ceiling light. It is available in three models for small, medium, and large sized rooms. The new light is 1.6 times more energy efficient than previous LED ceiling lights, making it the most efficient in the industry. Sharp was able to obtain the superior results by combining direct illumination with the highly efficient LEDs used in LCD televisions.

SmartWatt Energy Completes LED Lighting Retrofit at Americold’s Russellville, AR Cold Storage Facility

Aug 11, 2011 According to SmartWatt Energy press release, it has recently completed the LED retrofit project for Americold’s Russellville, AR Cold Storage Facility. The project generates higher quality lighting while reducing overall lighting-related energy consumption by 690,000 kWh.

Cree Releases Fiscal Year and Fourth Quarter Report

Aug 10, 2011 In a time when stocks soar and plummet all on the same day, it is a comfort to see the climbing numbers of Cree's Fiscal Year 2011. The LED company has released its financial results for the fourth quarter and this year, ending on June 26, 2011 with positive results.

Another Color In the Rainbow: Luxeon Rebel Adds Deep Red to Its Spectrum

Aug 10, 2011 Within the LED market exist divisions, and within the color division there is the distinction between which wavelength can be produced by the LED. Philips Lumileds has broadened its attainable wavelength by adding deep red (650-670 nm) to its color spectrum, useful in horticulture and entertainment as well as the deep red some governments require in traffic lighting.

New Bask Blade LED Utility Lamp Released

Aug 10, 2011 Bask Blade has announced that the new Bask Blade LED utility lamp is available for worldwide sale at
www.baskblade.com starting today. Lightweight and Durable LED Utility Lamp delivers brilliant illumination and
runs up to 50 hours on a single charge.

AcuityBrands Lamp Received "Best Specialty LED" Award at the LED Show

Aug 10, 2011 According to the company, the new acculamp™ AR111 LED lamp received TheLEDAward for Best Specialty Incandescent Replacement Lamp at the recently concluded TheLEDShow 2011 in Las Vegas. The annual event, which focuses on the progress of LED lighting sources, recognizes participating LED manufacturers that stand out among their peers. This year’s award emphasized both product aesthetics and performance.

Emergency Exit Signs by Best lighting Solutions have been Recalled

Aug 10, 2011 Consumer News Today has reported a recall of about 450 LED based Emergency exit signs (LHQM LED Exit Signs with Emergency Lights) manufactured by Best Lighting Products.  The recall has been initiated after ten incidents of signs malfunctioning during testing.

Bridgelux Sets a New Record in Highest Lumen-per-Watt Achieved with GaN-ON-Silicon Technology

Aug 10, 2011 Bridgelux has officially announced an exciting breakthrough result for highest Lumen per Watt values for Gallium Nitride on Silicon (GaN-on-Si). Using its proprietary buffer layer technology, the company has demonstrated growth of crack-free GaN layers on 8-inch silicon wafers, without bowing at room temperature, extending the company’s lead in driving the performance and manufacturability of GaN LEDs on silicon substrate.

LG Display Plans to Abandon Investment in Small and Medium OLED Displays and Focus on Large Panels

Aug 10, 2011 It has been reported that LG Display's CEO has announced the company's plan to focus on the development of large OLED panels aiming to produce 55" OLED TVs in 2012. initially planned production volume will be small (tens of thousands of units) in order to evaluate market demand. But the mass production will be kept in mind when setting up the technological process.

Visionox Begins AMOLED Mass Production Project

Aug 10, 2011 According to company's press release, Visionox has officially announced the launch of AMOLED (Active matrix organic light emitting display) industrial project. It is planning to invest a 4.5G above AMOLED production line which will go into operation in 2013.
Visionox became the first corporation in mainland China that has its own designed PMOLED (passive matrix organic light emitting display) production line as well as AMOLED production line.

Electrical Contractors Reveal Positive Views of LED in Survey

Aug 9, 2011 Lighting has an ongoing partnership with electricity and as such LEDs are tied to electricity too. This relationship makes the survey conducted by Electrical Contractor of 700 of its readers especially worth paying attention to, since the data shows the growing popularity of LEDs among these electrical contractors.

According to the publisher of Electrical Contractor, the popularity of LEDs burgeons as more electrical contractors learn about "the greater value they bring to their customers." These technicians are involved with lighting daily, as 97 percent of respondents said they work with indoor or outdoor fixtures, 95 percent with ballasts and 85 percent with controls. As those who play a significant role in the distribution of lights and the following setup, their opinions on LEDs and their potential are worth considering.

LUXdrive Releases New High Power Driver - A011 FlexBlockTM LED drive

Aug 9, 2011 According to press release, the device, configurable in either boost only or buck-boost modes, is ideal for driving the new high-brightness, high-power LEDs and LED arrays. It is available in 350mA and 700mA versions and, with the same small footprint and extremely low profile (2.0" x 1.2" x 0.38") as the previously announced A009 BuckBlockTM, the A011 is the smallest high current boost driver available.

The FlexBlockTM module operates from an input voltage of 10 to 32 VDC and provides a maximum output voltage of 48 VDC. In the buck-boost mode, the output voltage may be less than, equal to, or higher than the input voltage.

In many applications, it can be operated with no additional heat sinking. An attachment point for a thermocouple or other temperature sensor is indicated for ease in determining the need, if any, for additional heat sinking. Fully protected against reverse polarity, output short circuit, and ouput open circuit, the A011 is also fully dimmable and is compatible with many commercially available 0 to 10 VDC low voltage dimming controls.

The A011 can be used in a wide variety of LED lighting applications that include architectural, solar, accent, track, automotive, marine, desk and reading, point of purchase, signal and marker, cabin and display, and more.

Samples of the A011 FlexBlockTM are available either directly from LUXdriveTM or from its distributors. Please visit www.LUXdrive.com for a data sheet and further information.

Lumenpulse Receives $16M in Series A to Expand International Market Development and Enhance Product Line

Aug 9, 2011 According to the Lumenpulse press release,  the company has completed a $16 million Series A equity and debt round to be used to support the growth of Lumenpulse and to extend market and product development. This equity investment came from a select group of private investors and includes participation from the Company’s management and board of directors. In addition, this financing includes a new term loan and working capital line of credit from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).


13th China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) to Open on September 6, 2011

Aug 9, 2011 The China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) is a worldwide renowned exhibition, which presents the most advanced optoelectronic technologies and innovations. CIOE was established in 1999 in Shenzhen. This event has been held annually for the past twelve years at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. As the world's largest Optoelectronic expo, it has been an UFI-approved event since 2007.

Cree Stock to Watch or Buy During Downtime

Aug 8, 2011 As the markets plummeted on Monday, August 8, Cree stocks have fallen 8.04% reaching the price of $26.65. Yet many of the market analysts have graded Cree stock as "Buy" or "Watch". Cree has made it to the list of top U.S. Large Cap stocks with highest potential upside, calculated as the difference between price as of August 8, 2011 and Wall Street analysts' average target price. It received a ranking #103 among 977 evaluated companies and had a calculated upside potential of 55.9%. Also of note was that ON Semiconductor Corp. (ONNN) was ranked #52 with upside potential of 66.0%.

LEDs Conference by IntertechPira Returns In October

Aug 8, 2011 This Fall 2011 returns IntertechPira's 12th annual LEDs conference and exhibition, including frontrunners Cree, OSRAM, Philips, and more. For three days, the latest LED technology and applications, lighting designs and market expectations will be presented.

Live Webinar Discusses Design Challenges of LEDs with Carol Lenk

Aug 8, 2011 Upcoming this Wednesday there will be a "webinar' with speaker Carol Lenk about the design challenges associated with LEDs. While LEDs present a broad array of uses, there is also the aesthetic aspect to consider equally. Topics during the webinar will include how the process to design LEDs begins, what are some of the challenges that arise, and why LEDs will become a ubiquitous light source.

To Buy or Not to Buy: City of De Pere Tests LED Lights on the Claude Allouez Bridge

Aug 8, 2011 It has been reported that the three month testing of the LED lights on the south side of Claude Allouez Bridge in De Pere has come to an end. Now the city will analyze the data obtained for the LED fixtures from four different manufacturers and decide on the final contract.

GovEnergy Meeting and Trade Show has Opened in Cincinnati, Ohio

Aug 8, 2011 On Sunday, August 7, 2011  GovEnergy Meeting and Trade Show has opened up at Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. The event will run till August 10, 2011.

In addition to plenary sessions and workshops government officials will be attending the exhibition of over 200 companies, to learn about latest developments in energy-efficient solutions. A number of LED-based lighting solutions manufacturers will  be there, Philips Color Kinetics, Acuity Brands, Lusio Solid State Lighting to name just a few.

YMCA of Boise, Idaho Lit Up with LEDs

Aug 6, 2011 For the YMCA in Boise, Idaho, swimming was a gloomy experience--up until Bridgelux and SimplyLEDs stepped in to install custom LED retrofits. The old lights had burnt out, already not fully reflecting much light off the ceilings turned brown by chlorine exposure. "...It was heading toward a safety issue," noted Jim Everett, CEO of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA. To make things worse, the new lighting would have to be low-maintenance, and it would also have to function without tearing out the existing truss system for the lights.

Plans for Future Intelligent LED Lighting

Aug 6, 2011 Intelligent LED lighting is a developing technology in the LED market, with mainstream networks that can support dimming and control. This technology will take energy-efficient lighting to another level.

Osram Sylvania executive, Makarand Chipalkatti, gave the example that intelligent LEDs could one day adjust lighting based on which areas are occupied, saving 25% of energy. In other words, intelligent LEDs would "[supply] light only where it is required". Associate Professor Nadarajah Narendan also brought up that the key in developing these lights would be to include sensors, as well as including the ability to make the most of available daylight.

Taiwan Expo Focuses on LEDs Used for Plant Growth

Aug 5, 2011 Though LED is most known for its various uses as a source of lighting, the Photonics Festival in Taiwan focused on a different market LEDs play potentially significant role in.

For some time it has been known that plant photosynthesis is accelerated by blue wavelength light, the "spout and blossom" controlled by red, and the growth slowed down by ultraviolet light. LED light can project each of these wavelengths singularly, and this quality is what has attracted the attention of global manufacturers from the plant growth market.

China's, South Korea's, and Japan's Plans for LEDs

Aug 5, 2011 LEDs are expected to become more ubiquitous within the next four years thanks to Korea, Japan, and China and their new plans for furthering the presence of LEDs. These lights are involved in "a niche market" for MOCVD and semiconductor processing tool suppliers.

LUXdrive Released A009 BuckBlock LED Driver.

Aug 5, 2011 LUXdrive announced the full release of the A009 BuckBlock LED driver.

This device is a high output, constant current power module ideal for driving all types of high-brightness, high-power LEDs and is available in 1.0Amp, 1.4Amp and 2.1Amp versions. With a small footprint (2.0” x 1.2”) and extremely low profile (only 0.38”), the A009 is the smallest high current LED driver available.

The module operates with DC input voltages between 10 and 32 volts.
In many applications, it can be used with no additional heat sinking. Fully protected against reverse polarity, output short circuit and output open circuit, the A009 is also fully dimmable (0 – 10V) with both analog and PWM compatibility.

The A009 driver provides high efficiency and requires no external current limiting resistors. A fast response current-sensing circuit makes the BuckBlock an ideal solution for applications where flashing or strobe operation of LEDs is required.

It can be used in a huge number of LED lighting applications that include solar, landscape, architectural, track, automotive, marine, point of purchase, desk and reading, signal and marker, cabinet and display and much more.

Samples of the A009 BuckBlock are available either directly from LUXdrive or from our distributors. Please see our website www.LUXdrive.com for a data sheet and further information including contact details.

NEON-EK Presents SMD LEDs Based on EPISTAR Chips by REFOND Optoelectronics.

Aug 5, 2011 Neon-EK (Varna, Bulgaria) reported arrival of RF-INRA30DS- EB (warm white, 120 degree, 900 mcd) and и RF-WNRA30DS-EB (white, 120 degree, 1200 mcd) packaged in PLCC-2. The new products not only have high quality and low degradation, but also are affordably priced at $0.036.

For more information visit: www.e-neon.ru

Cancer Center in Arizona Lights the "Lantern of Hope"

Aug 5, 2011 Cannon Design has posted beautiful pictures of one of their recently completed projects - "Lantern of Hope" for the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Arizona’s Southeast Valley. The Lantern will shine all night, every night, as a beacon of hope for cancer patients.

The Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center will be opened this September but its four-story architectural feature (it stands one floor higher than the center) already shines bright beginning from this Tuesday.

Energy Focus Will Supply IntelliTube™ LED lighting to the U.S. Navy

Aug 5, 2011 According to company's press release, Energy Focus, Inc. was  awarded $23 million supply contract to provide IntelliTube™ LED lighting to the U.S. Navy. It will allow to cut lighting energy costs by 50-90% and solve the problem of noise created by the old fluorescent tube lamps.

Bridgelux Raised $60 Million in Series E Funding

Aug 5, 2011 Bridgelux  reported successful Series E funding round on July 28, 2011. It has raised  $60 million from Craton Equity Partners.


They intend to use the money to accelerate R&D in key areas including GaN-on-Silicon development and LED chip-on-board packaging.

Additional Information can be found at: http://www.xconomy.com/san-francisco/2011/07/28/60m-brightens-up-bridgelux/ers.

Lunera Starts No-Money Down Lease Program for LED Lighting

Aug 5, 2011 Lunera, a Silicon Valley startup that designs and manufactures next-generation LED lighting, has decided to adapt the lease-to-purchase program that is already very successfully used by rooftop solar industry. On Thursday that revealed  the new program that allows commercial building owners retrofit their lighting for no money down. The lease is believed to be the first in the commercial lighting sector.

FZLED Reveals New Dimmable LED Indoor Light Series Utilizing Cree LEDs

Aug 4, 2011 FZLED unveiled on August 2 a new lines of high power Cree LEDs, true to its history as a manufacturer of high-performance LEDs. These new lights are intended to be "simple money-saving plug-and-play replacement[s]" for bulbs in E27/E26 sockets. The lights now offered will be dimmable/non-dimmable with a clear/frosted lens, and are an energy-efficient substitute for normal lights. The PAR38-03 series can cast a warm white or a cool white light on interior locations, depending on which model the customer chooses.

In addition, the dimmer switch will exist in four intervals, ranging from as low as 12% to the full 100% in light intensity. All models' beam angels will be adjustible, from 25 to 120 degrees, and will also accept any voltages from 100 to 240. This new line offers the best of both aspects of LED lighting: it is energy-saving (and eco-friendly) and provides high-brightness lighting.

Official Press Release and Pictures: http://www.globalpr.com.tw/press-room/fzled/

Four Countries' Practical Use of Outdoor LEDs

Aug 4, 2011 The use of LEDs continues to spread as cities in China, Canada, the UK, and the US recognize their energy efficiency.

LED Roadway Lighting is now in charge of lighting the city of Edmonton (Canada) with 2580 Satellite series LED luminaries, which are expected to save 16,000,000 kWh. LEDs are also involved in Shenzhen, China, providing the SSL luminaries for lighting a 120-km stretch of highway. Las Vegas has also started a project replacing old streetlights with LED fixtures. It is expected to save $400,000 each year in energy spendings. Bristol, UK has also begun to utilize LEDs at its busy Hicks Gate roundabout between Bath and Bristol. Involved officials from the Somerset Council noted this use of LED technology would save money spent on energy and maintenance, as well as maintaining the integrity of the "light quality and driver safety".

These outdoor LEDs are expected to save money and energy in all four countries' projects.

Information from:
http://www.ledsmagazine.com/news/8/8/6  

Picture:
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NanoMarkets Schedules Release a Series of Analysis Reports for Different Advanced Technologies

Aug 4, 2011 Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has announced that four new reports will be release in August, They would address functional inkjet inks, nanosilver, printed batteries and materials for radiation detection.  Additional releases related to OLED lighting manufacturing and next generation photovoltaic and thermoelectric power will be available  in September of 2011.

Research Highlights: Scientists from Rice University Prepare Graphene Based Material Applicable for Flexible OLEDS

Aug 4, 2011 Scientists from Rice University prepared thin hybrid metal-graphene electrodes - that outperform ITO electrodes. These electrodes are more transparent and less resistance to electric current. They can be used to create non-glass touch displays, transparent and flexible OLEDs, solar cells and lighting products.

Expert's Opinion on the Cree's TrueWhite® Technology Based Lamp Prototype

Aug 4, 2011 According to the recent interview  with Lux Research analyst Murray McCutcheon published by VentureBeat, despite the outstanding characteristics of the new Cree prototype lamp based on TrueWhite® Technology it may not be enough to tackle the industry and/or general consumer market  since the production costs are still too high.

Research Highlights: Reserch Group from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan Develops Long Lived Pure White OLEDS

Aug 4, 2011 In a recent article published by ACS Applied materials & Interfaces, a research group from Taiwan discusses development of novel pure white Organic Light-Emitting Diode with lifetime approaching the longevity of yellow emitter.

Beacon Completes LED Streetlight Project for City of Carmel, Indiana

Aug 3, 2011 Beacon Products has completed installation of LED Retrofit Kit with Direct V Optics into 800 downtown top lighting fixtures in Carmel, Indiana.

Philips Lighting North America wins DOE L Prize in 60-watt Replacement Category

Aug 3, 2011 The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that Philips Lighting North America has won the 60-watt replacement bulb category of the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition.

McKinsey and Company Published the Lighting Market Report "Light the Way"

Aug 3, 2011 McKinsey has developed a lighting market model that estimates the size of the global lighting market through to 2020, differentiated by application, geography, and light-source technology. The report is based on a worldwide survey of lighting professionals and consumers, as well as other input factors.

LUXEON Rebel LEDs Receive Electron D’Or 2011 Award from ElectroniqueS

Aug 2, 2011 LUXEON Rebel LEDs  won the  Electron D’Or award from ElectroniqueS in Paris, France. Awardees in 13 different categories were recognized for excellence at this event.


Cree Launches New High-Performance XLamp® XT-E Royal Blue LED and Patent Licensing Program for Remote Phosphor Applications

Aug 2, 2011 Cree announced commercial launch of a new XLamp® XT-E Royal Blue LED optimized for use in remote-phosphor lighting  and similar applications. The new XLamp XT-E LED delivers the industry’s tightest wavelength bins combined with category-leading brightness to simplify remote-phosphor designs and lower system costs.


Cree Releases New Prototype with Outstanding Characteristics.

Aug 2, 2011 Cree announces a new prototype based on the Cree TrueWhite® Technology that would exceed OE’s 21st Century Lamp L PrizeSM Requirements.  It deliveres more than 1,300 lumens at 152 lumens per watt (LPW).  Use of the lighting of such efficiency nationwide could have brought US electricity consumption level back to the numbers of 1987 .

GE Energy Smart(R) LED will be available starting November 2011

Aug 1, 2011 GE Lighting will begin sales of a series of GE Energy Smart(R) LED incandescent replacement bulbs in next 16 months .


Philips Indonesia Sales Grow 20% in 2011.

Aug 1, 2011 PT Philips Indonesia, a subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics, achieved a nearly 20%  sales growth in 2011.

Research Highlights: Scientists from Harvard University Report Synthesis of 3D Nano LEDs.

Jul 29, 2011 Charles Lieber and coworkers from the Departments of Chemistry and Engineering at Harvard University  have demonstrated general approach to the production of 3D branched nanowire heterostructures applicable for production of nanoscale LEDs, biosensors and logic circuits.

Lumiotech (Japan) will Start World Sales of OLEDs Based Lamps on September 1, 2011

Jul 29, 2011 According to the Lumiotech news release, the company will begin the sales of first mass produced OLEDs luminaries on September 1, 2011.

Philips Lumileds and Future Lighting Solutions will Start Asian Road Show on August 1, 2011.

Jul 29, 2011 Future Lighting Solutions and Philips Lumileds will embark on the highly anticipated Asia Road Show on August 1, 2011. They will provide attendees with seminars and hands-on experience with new LUXEON A and LUXEON S.

City of Edmonton Begins Replacement of Streetlights with Energy Efficient LED Luminaires

Jul 29, 2011 The City of Edmonton has started replacing old sodium-vapour streetlights with new, high-efficiency LED lights. This year they expect to replace 4,500 of the city streetlights and eventually get all 98,000 streetlights retrofit with LED units.

An Event You can't Afford to Miss: OLEDs World Summit 2011

Jul 29, 2011 Today, July 29, is the Early Bird registration deadline for the upcoming OLEDs World Summit. It will be held September 26-28, 2011 in San Francisco.The summit is presented by IntertechPira in conjunction with the OLED Association, and will cover both lighting and display applications.

Instrument Systems GmbH Reports Outstanding Financial Results

Jul 28, 2011 Instrument Systems GmbH reports 112% sales growth in 2011 business year.

Cape Town Demonstrates New LED lights Installed at the Stadium.

Jul 28, 2011 On Tuesday, July 26 2011 Cape Town Stadium had a demonstration of its new retrofit  energy efficient LED based lighting.

Dialight Awarded with Federal Contract from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

Jul 28, 2011 Beginning August 1, 2011 Dialight will supply federal buyers with favorably priced industrial LED based lighting fixtures and LED based streetlights.

Boston to use LED streetlights

Jul 27, 2011 Boston plans to replace 14,000 streetlights with energy efficient LED based units from Philips Hadco. The city expects to save over $1.1 million in electricity costs per year.

LED "tapes" from the researchers at University of Illinois

Jul 27, 2011 Scientists from the University of Illinois develop new and efficient method to fabricate advanced LED devices at microscale on a variety of surfaces including flexible polymers.

Marl International to supply LEDs for Nokia Siemens Networks

Jul 27, 2011 Marl International (http://www.leds.co.uk/) was reported to win a £2 million contract from Nokia Siemens Networks to supply custom status indicator LEDs. They will be used in cellular base stations in Europe and Asia.

GE Lighting acquires Lightech (Israel)

Jul 26, 2011 GE Lighting has announced acquisition of Israeli Lightech - manufacturer of LED electronic drivers and halogen transformers

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) installs wirelessly controlled LED street lights

May 31, 2011 CSUF is replacing hundreds of pedestrian luminaires with Premier post tops and Aria - Wall Sconce by Visionaire Lighting and networking the poles via a wireless communications system from Exergy Controls.

Solar-panel, USB rechargable OLED lamp by Toshiba

May 31, 2011 Toshiba developed a new portable OLED lamp and will donate to quake-hit areas in Japan.

LED Driver for High-Current High-Brightness LEDs: AL8806

Apr 2, 2011 Diodes Incorporated has announced the release of the AL8806 buck LED driver, capable of producing a constant current of up to 1.5A from voltage sources of between 6V and 30V.

Indoor Longer-life LED T8 Lamp Introduced by American Lighting

Apr 2, 2011 American Lighting has announced the LED T8 Lamp, a new indoor longer-life LED lamp that replaces existing, two or four foot fluorescent lamps.

American Illumination, Inc. Unveils Light Stripz

Mar 28, 2011 American Illumination, Inc. has introduced the Light Stripz (LS) - Linear LED Engines in styles from 3” to 72” in length.

Sumitomo Chemical Establishes Joint Venture for LED Sapphire Substrates

Mar 28, 2011 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (Tokyo. Japan) and Samsung LED Co., Ltd. (Suwon, Korea) have entered into an agreement to establish a joint venture in Korea for research & development, manufacture, and sales of sapphire substrates for LEDs.

HB-LED Driver ICs Global Market Review & Forecast

Mar 28, 2011 ElectroniCast Consultants has announced the release of their 2011 market review and forecast of the global consumption of High Brightness Light Emitting Diodes (HB-LED) Driver Integrated Circuits (ICs).  

GreeNavs’ LED-armature LEDESIA with Built in Motion Detector

Mar 24, 2011 GreeNavs presents the new LED-armature called LEDESIA.

Everlight Honored as ‘Product of the Year 2011’ Award Finalist

Mar 24, 2011 German electronics journal Elektronik names Everlight’s 3W Shuen LED series among
2011 top optoelectronics products.

Energy Star Approves 90 watt PAR38 Replacement LED Light Bulb from Nexxus Lighting

Mar 24, 2011 Nexxus Lighting, Inc. has announced that the first two of its Array PAR38 LED replacement lamp models are now ENERGY STAR qualified.

New LUXEON H LED

Mar 23, 2011 Philips Lumileds introduces its first high voltage emitter, LUXEON H.

NIVISS Illuminate the Slaska-Dabrowski Bridge in Warsaw

Mar 22, 2011 NIVISS designed and implemented a new series of RGB LED Engines for decorative illumination of the Slasko-Dabrowski bridge in the Polish capital city - Warsaw.

Cosmos Lighting Releases Ceramic Housing MR16 LED Bulbs

Mar 22, 2011 Cosmos Lighting Technology Co., Ltd releases new design MR16 LED bulbs with ceramic housing.

BULBRITE Introduces Next Generation of Energy Efficient LED PAR Dimmables

Mar 19, 2011 Bulbrite introduced its next generation of LED PAR Dimmables, featuring high-quality, fully dimmable LED PAR 30 and PAR38 styles.

LED Drivers with Wire Connections from Aimtec

Mar 19, 2011 Aimtec has expanded its line of DC/DC constant current LED drivers with the AMLDLW-Z series featuring wire connections that can be attached directly to the LED string.

IST Launches the World’s Highest Power DALI Driver: iDrive White Knight 32

Mar 19, 2011 IST Ltd has launched the iDrive White Knight, the world’s highest powered 32 channel DALI LED driver, which boasts a super slim 1U 19” rack-mounted chassis.

BULBRITE Unveils Two New Lines: ChandelierLite and TurboLite LEDs

Mar 19, 2011 Bulbrite introduces energy efficient ChandelierLite and TurboLite LEDs.

25500-lm LED Flood/Canopy Light from E-Lite OptoTech

Mar 16, 2011 E-Lite OptoTech Co., Ltd., the China based market leader of industrial level LED lighting products, announces commercial availability of the new LED flood/canopy light range, Omni series, up to 25500 lumen light output.

GlacialLight Now Using Innovative LED Driver in Products  

Mar 16, 2011 GlacialLight has announced the newly innovated GlacialPower LED driver

From the OSRAM Laboratory: Efficiency Record for Warm White

Mar 15, 2011 OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has set a new laboratory record of 142 lm/W for the efficiency of a warm white LED light source.

Bridgelux Demonstrates Dramatic Advancements In Gan-On-Silicon Technology For Solid State Lighting

Mar 15, 2011 Bridgelux Inc., a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, announced that it has achieved a major breakthrough with the demonstration of 135 Lumens per Watt GaN-on-Silicon based LED Technology.

OSRAM Illuminates the World-famous Monument Using the Latest LED Technology

Mar 14, 2011 On the 80th anniversary of the "Monumento Cristo Redentor", the world-famous statue of Christ on Mount Corcovado, OSRAM will be providing the structure with an advanced lighting system.

Macroblock Introduces High Efficiency Non-Isolated AC / DC LED Driver- MBI6902

Mar 14, 2011 Macroblock introduces a new non-isolated, step-down and high efficiency AC / DC LED driver, MBI6902, especially for T8 and E27 lighting applications

OSRAM LED Street Lighting in Beijing

Mar 11, 2011 As part of the Chinese "10 cities 10,000 lights" project, three districts in the capital Beijing were equipped with LED street luminaires by the HBTechnology CAST Group, using OSLON SSL LED by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors.

Barco Launches First 2Kx2K Main Display with Replaceable LED Backlights for Air Traffic Control

Mar 11, 2011 At ATC Global 2011(March, 8-10, 2011, Amsterdam) Barco showcased its  LED backlit 4 MegaPixel ISIS main display for ATC controller working positions.

Kreios R Modules - The Next Generation of Efficient Special Effect Lighting from OSRAM

Mar 10, 2011 OSRAM expands its product portfolio with LED solutions for the entertainment, architainment and special effects lighting market - with Kreios R, a robust LED module.

Elemental LED Introduces the White Balance Color Changing LED Strip Light

Mar 10, 2011 Elemental LED, a San Francisco Bay Area-based LED lighting company, has transformed LED Strip lighting with the newly released White Balance LED Strip Lighting system.

LedEngin Launches 365nm and 400nm UV Power LED Products

Mar 7, 2011 LedEngin, Inc. announced immediate availability of its 365nm and 400nm UVA wavelengths in LZC-series 12-die platform.

Capacity Expansion at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

Mar 7, 2011 OSRAM Opto Semiconductors will be stepping up its production output significantly by converting its two chip manufacturing facilities to 6-inch wafers while expanding both plants.

Siam Discovery Center rejuvenated by OSRAM’s LEDs

Mar 7, 2011 The Siam Discovery Center is one of Bangkok’s first shopping malls. Recently, the Center has new looks, thanks to Signex LED architectural lighting.

Cree and Zumtobel Extend Strategic Agreement for LED Downlights

Mar 7, 2011 Cree, Inc. announced a two-year extension of the strategic agreement signed with Zumtobel Lighting GmbH in 2008.

Cree Launches Highest-Performance Warm & Neutral White Lighting-Class LEDs

Mar 7, 2011 Cree, Inc. announced the commercial availability of XLamp XM-L LEDs in neutral- and warm-white color temperatures (2600-K to 5000-K CCT).

NXP Announces GreenChip Solution for Non-Dimmable LED Retrofit Lamps

Mar 2, 2011 NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced the SSL21081, a highly efficient, high-voltage LED driver IC for compact, non-dimmable retrofit lamps based on GreenChip technology.

Cree Expands Broadest Portfolio of Lighting-Class LEDs Optimized for Distributed Illumination

Mar 2, 2011 Cree announced the commercial availability of the XLamp ML-B LED.

Ledzworld Launches MR16 – 6.5W Cree MT-G with 450 Lumen

Mar 2, 2011 Ledzworld Technology launches its new LED retrofit MR16 , a low power-consumption 6.5W LED lamp that produces an output of 450 Lumen.

LED Solar Bulb Lamp Made of Old Plastic Bottles

Feb 25, 2011 MiniWiz have created a little solar Bulb Lamp which uses 28mm neck old plastic bottles.

OSRAM Introduces New Orbeos Panels

Feb 25, 2011 OSRAM is progressing the development of OLED technology and introduces two new Orbeos panels.

Dialight Launches New Night Vision Compatible Vigilant Series L-810 LED Obstruction Light

Feb 25, 2011 Dialight unveiled its new Vigilant Series L-810 RTO Infrared Series Dual Red/Infrared LED L-810 Obstruction Light, the first and only L-810 product on the market featuring red and IR LEDs in a single unit.

STMicroelectronics Raises Reliability and Efficiency for Ultra-Compact LED Lamps

Feb 23, 2011 The first in a new family of mains-operated LED lamp drivers from STMicroelectronics will enable designers to deliver more reliable and efficient LED retrofit lamps featuring primary-side current regulation.

LUXEON S Delivers Punch, Color Quality, and Freedom From Binning in a Breakthrough Package Delivering 1300 “Hot” Lumens

Feb 23, 2011 Philips Lumileds announces a new representative of its LUXEON LEDs - LUXEON S.

EV Group Launches EVG620HBL Mask Alignment System for HB-LED Market

Feb 23, 2011 EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer-bonding and lithography equipment for the advanced semiconductor and packaging, MEMS, silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and emerging nanotechnology markets, announced the latest addition to its portfolio of products created to optimize the manufacture of high-brightness light-emitting diodes (HB-LEDs), compound semiconductors and power electronics.

Displays from FormoLight with Multi CHIPLEDs by OSRAM

Feb 22, 2011 FormoLight Technologies, one of the major Taiwan-based display manufacturers, has developed a high-performance LED video display with superior qualities for indoor and outdoor applications. They used the LED solution developed by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors.

Cree LBR-30 LED Lamp Sets New Industry Benchmark for Color Rendering

Feb 22, 2011 Cree, Inc. announces commercial availability of the LBR-30 LED lamp, aimed at replacing incandescent lamps used in tracks, commercial and residential recessed downlights.

The Largest LED Ceiling Screen

Feb 21, 2011 The largest ceiling LED screen was designed, manufactured, installed and launched by Lithuanian company RGGLED in Astana, the capital of Kazachstan for the 2011 Asian winter games.

New Excelsys Ultra-Compact LED Drivers Now Available with a 5 Year Warranty

Feb 21, 2011 Excelsys Technologies announces the introduction of the LDV series of ultra compact LED drivers.

Panasonic Develops Four-channel LED Driver LSI Based on 190V Voltage Process

Feb 18, 2011 Semiconductor Company of Panasonic Corporation has developed a four-channel LED driver LSI (model number: AN37010) that can drive multiple LEDs connected in series for edge-type LED backlight LCD TVs, thanks to the adoption of 190V voltage processing technology.

DiCon Lighting Introduces Cielux as Its New Business Division

Feb 18, 2011 DiCon Lighting announced the launch of its new LED business unit, Cielux.

Philips LED Lightbulb is First 60-W Equivalent to Earn Energy Star Qualification

Feb 18, 2011 The world’s first LED replacement for a 60-watt incandescent bulb is now also the first to earn ENERGY STAR qualification.

Macroblock Presents High Efficiency 60V, 1A DC/DC Buck Converter- MBI6661

Feb 18, 2011 Macroblock introduces a high efficiency 60V, 1A DC/DC buck converter-MBI6661 for LED street light, wall washer and tunnel light applications.

OSRAM LED Street Lighting in Russia

Feb 16, 2011 The Russian city of Kazan requires two-thirds less energy thanks to LEDEL’s efficient street lighting with OSRAM Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs.

American Illumination, Inc. Introduces Light Plugz LED Engines

Feb 16, 2011 American Illumination, Inc, a LED engine design and manufacturing company, is introducing the patent pending Light Plugz light engines designed for the Cree XP family of LEDs.

PowerSecure Announces $10 Million of Smart Grid Power System and LED Lighting Awards

Feb 16, 2011 PowerSecure International, Inc. announced it had received $10 million of new awards for its Interactive Distributed Generation smart grid power systems, and LED lighting products.

Philips’ StyleID LED Lighting Wins iF Design Award

Feb 16, 2011 Royal Philips Electronics has informed to receive 28 awards for product design from the world renowned iF design awards.

Revolutionary ‘Printoptical Technology’ aXXelerates development of LED lighting

Feb 15, 2011 LUXeXceL has successfully developed and patented a digital printing process to generate three-dimensional optics which can be used to manufacture lenses and light distribution structures.

The Xicato Spot Module range: up to 100% Flux Increases with 50% Efficacy Improvement

Feb 15, 2011 The Xicato Spot Module range, firmly established for accent lighting, now has arrived into general lighting territory with range improvements encompassing up to 50% efficacy increases and range extensions that include a doubling of flux to 2000lm.

Everlight Electronics Announces High Voltage LED Series for Retrofit Lighting Applications

Feb 14, 2011 Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. launches a range of High Voltage LEDs especially suited for use in solid state lighting integral lamps, aka retrofit lamps.

Neo-Neon LED Fixtures Illuminate Tunnel Project in Brazil

Feb 14, 2011 Neo-Neon LED Lighting International Ltd (Neo-Neon) has informed the completion of the tunnel illumination project in São Paulo, Brazil.

Philips Lumileds Introduces SignalSure Surface Mount LEDs

Feb 10, 2011 Philips Lumileds announced release and immediate availability of its new SignalSure mid-power LEDs for automotive signaling applications.

Veeco's MOCVD Systems for New LED Factories

Feb 10, 2011 Veeco Instruments Inc. has announced that it has been selected as the primary supplier of Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems by Enraytek Optoelectronics Co.

Veeco Introduces MaxBright MOCVD Multi-Reactor System

Feb 10, 2011 Veeco Instruments Inc.has announced the introduction of the TurboDisc(R) MaxBright(TM) Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Multi-Reactor System for production of high-brightness light-emitting diodes (HB LEDs).

Nexxus Lighting Adds another Array LED Bulb to Energy Star Qualified Products

Feb 10, 2011 Nexxus Lighting, Inc. has announced that its top selling Array LED bulb SKU’s are included on the ENERGY STAR Qualified LED Light Bulbs list

LAcarGUY Dealership Group Retrofits Lexus Santa Monica with Qnuru Smart Energy LED Lights

Feb 9, 2011 Qnuru has announced that LAcarGUY has retrofitted its Lexus Santa Monica dealership with Qnuru’s Vector line of high wattage LED retrofit bulbs.

Dialight Adds LED Wallpack Fixture to SafeSite Series Lighting Products for Hazardous Locations

Feb 9, 2011 Dialight has announced that its SafeSite Series LED Wallpack Luminaire has achieved Class I, Division 2 certification for use in hazardous locations, including oil platforms, chemical facilities and other potentially explosive environments.

iWatt’s High PFC Digital LED Driver IC Delivers Flicker-Free Dimming for Commercial and Industrial LED Lighting

Feb 9, 2011 iWatt, Inc., a developer of energy-efficient digital power supply control integrated circuits (ICs), expanded its family of digital LED driver ICs with a two-stage, power-factor-corrected (PFC), primary-side-regulated, leading- and trailing-edge-dimmable, AC/DC Digital PWM Controller targeting 120V/230VAC offline commercial and industrial LED lighting applications.

LED Lighting Used in Orthodox Christmas Service

Feb 4, 2011 Moscow based lighting rental company Light Logic supplied Robe LEDWash 600 and ColorWash 1200 moving lights for the Orthodox Christmas Ceremonial Service held at the Cathedral of Christ The Saviour in Moscow on January 7th, attended by President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev.

Toshiba Launches Ultra-Compact, High Luminous Flux White LEDs

Feb 4, 2011 Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced a range of high luminous flux white LEDs that combine a new ultra-compact package design with very high luminous efficiency levels.

Visionaire Lighting’s New LED Outdoor Luminaire — The "Premier"

Feb 4, 2011 Visionaire Lighting announces the "Premier" outdoor luminaire.

Optiled Wins Prestigious 2010 Hong Kong Top Brand Award

Feb 1, 2011 Optiled Lighting announced it has won a prestigious Hong Kong Top Brand Award for 2010.

XHB LED High Bay Fixture from LSI Industries

Feb 1, 2011 LSI Industries Inc. has introduced its LED high bay fixture, called the XHB.

Albeo Introduces C3-Series LED Lighting for General Illumination Applications

Feb 1, 2011 Albeo Technologies Inc. introduces the C3-Series as the next generation of their C-Series product family.

New Bridgelux LED Arrays Double Light Output Of Today’s Commercially Available Led Products

Feb 1, 2011 Bridgelux Inc. has announced the expansion of its RS LED Array portfolio to include the industry’s highest performance LED products designed for very high lumen applications such as retail shop lighting, high-bay, roadway, exterior area and industrial lighting applications.

Panasonic to Release EVERLEDS LED Bulbs with Wide Light Distribution Angle of 300 Degrees

Jan 31, 2011 Panasonic Corporation has announced that it will release two models of standard type EVERLEDS LED bulbs featuring the wide light distribution angle of approximately 300 degrees on March 18, 2011 in Japan.

Netherlands-based LED Vegetable Laboratory

Jan 31, 2011 The Netherlands-based PlantLab has taken advantage of red and blue LED lights to produce beans, corn, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes and strawberries in an automated indoor farm, which could lead to more efficient indoor food production

Diodes Incorporated’s High Brightness LED Driver Supports Off-line Illumination

Jan 31, 2011 Diodes Incorporated has announced the release of the AL9910 high brightness LED driver.

Jump - Philips Ledalite’s New Portfolio of Luminaires

Jan 28, 2011 Philips Ledalite is introducing Jump, a new portfolio of high performance direct luminaires that integrate day-light harvesting with the latest in LED or advanced fluorescent light sources.

Appalachian Lighting Systems, Inc. Announces A 1000 Watt Metal Halide LED Replacement Fixture

Jan 28, 2011 Appalachian Lighting Systems, Inc announced the new ALLED HB6, 357-watt, LED High Bay fixture that replaces a traditional, 1000-watt Metal Halide high bay fixture.

Cree Banishes Last Century’s Lighting with Revolutionary LED Light Bulb

Jan 28, 2011 Cree, Inc. has demonstrated the brightest, most-efficient, LED-based A-lamp that can meet ENERGY STAR performance requirements for a 60-watt standard LED replacement bulb.

GlacialLight's GL-A19 Lyra Series LED Bulb

Jan 27, 2011 GlacialLight, a sub-division of the GlacialTech Inc., has launched all-new Lyra Series of LED products with the GL-A19 LED bulb.

Rubicon Technology Transcends LED Industry with Innovative 12-Inch Sapphire Wafers

Jan 27, 2011 Rubicon Technology, Inc., a provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, Semiconductor, and Optical industries, has announced the production of 12-inch polished wafers, the largest high-quality, sapphire wafer ready for production of LEDs.

NinjaLED - XZxx45SB Series

Jan 26, 2011 SunLED reveals its black casing PLCC2 LED to the masses.

Maxim's LED Solution Enables Drop-in Replacements for Halogen MR16 Lamps

Jan 26, 2011 Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX16840, an LED driver that employs a proprietary architecture to ensure flicker-free, dimmable operation with electronic transformers and cut-angle dimmers.

Cree Broadens LED Module Family with the LMR2

Jan 26, 2011 Cree, Inc. is extending its LED module family with the Cree LMR2 LED Module, a compact, high-efficiency module.

Apple Lighting Introduces 120W LED High Bay with 9000lm

Jan 26, 2011 Apple Lighting has introduced 120W LED High Bay with 9000lm.

LED Smiles in Japan

Jan 26, 2011 Have you ever been thinking of such a body modification as your teeth flash different colors?

Philips Lumileds Is Best Positioned To Lead Future Advances in LEDs for Automotive Lighting Systems, Says Frost & Sullivan

Jan 22, 2011 Based on its recent analysis of the automotive light-emitting diodes (LED) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Philips Lumileds with the 2010 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation of the Year for being a major factor driving the advance of improved lighting technologies for the global auto industry.

Colorado’s Oldest Volkswagen Dealership Installs Qnuru’s LED Lighting

Jan 22, 2011 Qnuru, the Noribach Group’s smart energy digital lighting division, and SoGoGreen, a Colorado-based distributor of LED lighting products and services, announced that Emich Volkswagen of Denver has installed Qnuru’s LED bulbs throughout its new and used car dealership.

Lunera Lighting Introduces 1200 SERIES LED Modules

Jan 22, 2011 Lunera Lighting, Inc. a Silicon Valley company that designs, manufactures, and markets LED lighting, announced the commercial availability of the 1200 Series Grid Lay-in Fixture.

Carmanah Releases New Solar LED Outdoor Streetlight

Jan 20, 2011 Carmanah Technologies has announced the launch of the EG300-series solar LED outdoor streetlight

Market-Leading Compact SMD RGB LED From Lumex

Jan 18, 2011 Lumex announces the global launch of the surface mounted QuasarBrite 0404 RGB LED.

Minor Surgery LED Engine from Optodrive

Jan 18, 2011 The new OptoDrive SVEA 24W-LED Engine is the latest design in the Optodrive concept with less radiated heat and less energy consumption than any incandescent alternatives.

OPCOM’s New LED L1500M – the Industry's Brightest A19 Bulb

Jan 18, 2011 OPCOM Group announced the launch of a new product - OPCOM LED L1500M.

IXYS Introduces High Efficiency 6-Channel New LED Driver LDS8763

Jan 14, 2011 IXYS Corporation announces the availability of samples and evaluation boards of the LDS8763, an innovative inductor-based, high efficiency, 6-channel White LED (“WLED”) driver.

Cree Helps Denny’s Flip the LED Light Switch

Jan 14, 2011 Denny’s Corporation, America’s largest full-service family restaurant chain, has chosen energy-efficient LED lights from Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) as the preferred lighting standard for all its new and remodeled stores across the United States.

ARC SSL. Lighting Solution Create the Beauty of Taoyuan County Performing Arts Center

Jan 14, 2011 Taoyuan County Performing Arts Center(TCPAC) is located in Jhong Jheng Road, Tao Yuan County, with the rounded appearance and glass panel in the modern architectural design.

iWatt’s New Digital LED Driver ICs in Space-Constrained LED Lighting Application

Jan 13, 2011 iWatt, Inc., a US developer of energy-efficient digital power supply control integrated circuits (ICs), has announced two primary-side-regulated, leading- and trailing-edge-dimmable, AC/DC Digital PWM Controllers targeting 100V/230VAC offline LED lighting applications.

Streetlight Intelligence Inc. and National Semiconductor to Collaborate on Feature-Rich Street Lighting Technologies

Jan 13, 2011 Streetlight Intelligence Inc., of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, a developer of adaptive street light control and monitoring technology, and National Semiconductor Corp., a provider of analog and power management technology, have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) to integrate SLQ's Lumen IQ Adaptive Street Light Control Systems and National Semiconductor's LED driver technology

Nexxus Lighting Launches New Array MR16-HO

Jan 13, 2011 Nexxus Lighting, Inc. has announced the official launch of its new Array MR16-HO (High Output) LED replacement lamp.

Dialight Unveils First-Ever 90mm LED Low-Beam to Meet SAE J1455 Ruggedized Spec

Jan 12, 2011 Dialight has announced the launch and immediate availability of its new LED 90mm Low-Beam Headlamp for mass transit vehicles and commercial truck applications.

Megatex Launches LED Screen with Solar Charger

Jan 12, 2011 The Bulgarian company "Megatex" has created a screen combining LED technology with renewable solar energy.

Sharp Introduces Aquos Quattron 3D and LED LCD TV Offerings

Jan 7, 2011 Sharp Electronics Corporation has introduced its largest AQUOS Quattron LED LCD TV model to date, the 70-inch screen size class (69 ½ inch diagonal) LC-70LE732U.

LED Gloves Transformed Cycle Lighting

Jan 7, 2011 There is a pair of gloves with inbuilt LED lights to prove just the thing for cyclists wanting to supplement their headlight, signal to drivers or change a tyre in the dark.

Cebu Capitol New LED Lighting from Philips

Jan 6, 2011 Philips Lighting has brightened the Cebu Capitol building with LED bulbs.

Cree Ups the Performance of XLamp MX-6 LEDs—Includes ENERGY STAR LM-80 Data

Jan 6, 2011 Cree, Inc. has further simplified indoor LED fixture design with its newly optimized XLamp MX-6 LEDs, which feature higher flux options, new, longer lifetime estimates and higher CRI options.

Philips Electronics Acquires Optimum Lighting LLC

Jan 6, 2011 Royal Philips Electronics has announced that it has acquired Optimum Lighting LLC, a privately owned company specializing in customized energy-efficient lighting solutions for the office, industry and retail segments.

Nichia Announced the First Official LED Distributor in Germany

Jan 6, 2011 The Japan-based LED maker Nichia announced that Lumitronix LED-Technik GmbH had become Nichia’s first official LED distributor in Germany from January 1, 2011.

Optiled Spreads Environmentalism to Youth Through Sponsorship of Lighting at SCAPE

Jan 5, 2011 OPTILED has sponsored the outfitting of the GRID MMS offices with the latest in LED lighting in the bid to install message of environmentalism in youth.

IKEA Pulls The Plug On All Incandescent Light Bulbs

Jan 5, 2011 Starting January 4, IKEA US no longer stocks or sells incandescent light bulbs.

LED Light Embedded Carpet

Jan 5, 2011 The Netherlands-based Lama Concept has created a RGB LED light embedded carpet.

Everlight Has Launched the Carbon Footprint Declaration for LED Products

Jan 5, 2011 Based on SGS, an international certificate organization, and according to the PAS2050 standard verification from UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), Everlight Electornics has finished a world first Carbon Footprint Declaration for LED products.

GlacialLight's New LED Spotlight - GL Procyon Series-Flood Light (SP100W-CW/WW)

Jan 5, 2011 GlacialLight has announced a new product for indoor and outdoor use - G L Procyon Series-Flood Light (SP100W-CW /WW ).

Ural State University Designed New LED Street Lamp

Jan 4, 2011 Ural State University’s scientists have combined a led and a computer fan to create a new lamp,

Everlight Electronics’ Cooperation with International Enterprises

Jan 4, 2011 Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. recently participated the "plant factory innovation conference"

The First Visible Light Communication System Installed in Minnesota,US

Dec 30, 2010 The municipal offices of St. Cloud, Minnesota has become the first in the country that installed a visible light communication system to replace Wi-Fi.

RAYLUX Goes Urban at Intersec

Dec 30, 2010 Lighting specialists Raytec have launched the new RAYLUX Urban series of White-Light LED illuminators for all multi-purpose lighting applications.

Mitsui’s Investment and Participation in LED Manufacturing Business

Dec 30, 2010 Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", head office : Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) has agreed to invest in Formosa Epitaxy Incorporation ("FOREPI"), listed in Taiwan Stock Exchange, with the goal to enter into LED business area.

New LED Bulbs from Elemental LED

Dec 30, 2010 San Francisco-based Elemental LED, an LED lighting company, recently began selling two new LED replacements for standard incandescent and CFL bulbs: the Tess 7W and 9W LED Light Bulbs.

SavWatt LED Street Lights Save Energy and Money

Dec 30, 2010 SavWatt USA, Inc. has announced that its high power LED Street Lights are now available for energy saving solutions.

Milan Christmas LED Lights

Dec 27, 2010 The city of Milan installs a dazzling LED light display portraying a cluster of outdoor clotheslines to celebrate Christmas.

Vanderbilt University’s New LED lights Save 34 metric Tons of GHG Emissions

Dec 27, 2010 A recent upgrade to the lighting in Buttrick Hall, a classroom building on Vanderbilt University’s campus, saves both money and the environment.

Wipro Lighting Has Won 2010 International Design for Asia Award

Dec 26, 2010 With its LED streetlight, Wipro Lighting has won the ‘Design for Asia Merit Recognition Award 2010’.

AIXTRON Completes Conversion into a European Company (SE)

Dec 26, 2010 AIXTRON SE has confirmed the completion of the company’s conversion into a European Company.

Newport News Park Festival Gets More "Green"

Dec 26, 2010 Newport News Park’s displays are being replaced by LED bulbs to celebrate the festival.

Lighting Science Group Wins Bid to Relight Washington, DC with Ultra-Efficient LED Street Lights

Dec 26, 2010 Lighting Science Group’s high-performance PROLIFIC series LED street lights will soon line the streets of Washington, D.C.

OSRAM LEDs Homing in on Office Projectors

Dec 22, 2010 The prototype of a green LED based on the OSTAR platform from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is twice as bright as its predecessors and has a luminous surface that is perfectly uniform.

Melcon Introduces New Range of LED Drivers

Dec 22, 2010 MELCON (India), LED power supply manufacturer, has announced new Active Power Factor LED Driver in independent channel control interfaced by a supervisory micro controller.

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors introduces new TOPLED Compact for LCD-Backlighting

Dec 22, 2010 OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has announced the new TOPLED Compact 5630.

Bridge’s All-White Light Show Driven by LUXEON-Based LED Fixtures

Dec 21, 2010 An all-white interactive LED light show that plays nightly on the curvy sunroof of a pedestrian bridge in Tbisli, Georgia is powered by 1,208 custom LED fixtures containing 6,040 high-power LUXEON Rebel LEDs from Philips Lumileds.

Renesas Electronics America Introduces the R2A20134 LED Driver IC for LED Lighting Applications

Dec 21, 2010 Renesas Electronics America Inc., a provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, has announced the availability of its R2A20134 LED driver IC that supports LED lighting applications with high efficiency and a high power factor at low cost.

ANC Partners with StarGames to Present Event-Side LED Signage on Christmas Day’s Ice Skating Spectacular

Dec 21, 2010 ANC Sports Enterprises has announced the partnership with StarGames’ special Christmas Day program The Caesars Tribute presented by Colgate Total: A Salute to the Golden Age of American Skating.

Array LED Lamps Orders Increase

Dec 21, 2010 Nexxus Lighting has announced its Array Lighting LED light bulbs have recently been shipped to a number of significant private and public facilities.

Haifa of Israel Created an Eco-friendly LED Tree to Celebrate Christmas

Dec 21, 2010 Haifa, the third largest city of Israel has created an eco-friendly tree to celebrate this Christmas in the city’s center.

Veeco Ships 200th TurboDisc K465i MOCVD System

Dec 20, 2010 Veeco Instruments Inc. has announced that it has shipped its 200th TurboDisc(R) K465i(TM) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System to a leading LED manufacturer located in Asia.

Rubicon Technology Opens Sapphire Polishing Facility in Malaysia

Dec 20, 2010 Rubicon Technology, a provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, Semiconductor, and Optical industries, has announced the opening of the company's first facility outside of the United States in Penang, Malaysia.

LED Floodlights Available Now from Lithonia Lighting

Dec 19, 2010 Lithonia Lighting presents the new outdoor security floodlights.

New Building-Mount LED Saves Energy Outdoors

Dec 19, 2010 The new Lithonia Lighting ALX line of outdoor LED area luminaires combines the classic ALX family appearance with innovative technology.

New High-Efficiency Cree XLamp LED Can Reduce Initial Fixture Cost for Lighting Manufacturers

Dec 19, 2010 Cree has announced the commercial availability of XLamp XP-E High Efficiency White (HEW) LEDs.

GlacialLight Releases All-New Product: The Pollux Series, an LED Panel Light

Dec 15, 2010 GlacialLight has announced a totally brand-new product, an LED panel light series named Pollux.

Dialight Wins Electronic Industry Award for DuroSite LED High Bay

Dec 15, 2010 Dialight picked up the Elektra award for Solid State Lighting Applications at the European Electronics Industry Awards 2010 in the Lancaster Hotel, London on Thursday 9 December 2010.

LG Unveils E90, an Unbeatably Slim LED Monitor

Dec 14, 2010 LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled its new E90 monitor, the company’s slimmest LED monitor to date at just 7.2 mm in depth.

Cree and Habitat for Humanity Complete World’s First All-LED Habitat Home

Dec 14, 2010 Cree, Inc. and Habitat for Humanity of Durham celebrated the completion of the world’s first Habitat for Humanity house lit entirely with LED fixtures and bulbs.

Balise Lexus Unveils LED Lighting from Qnuru

Dec 11, 2010 Qnuru, the provider of energy efficient digital lighting solutions, has announced that it partnered with Balise Auto Group to install LED lighting throughout its newly constructed West Springfield, Massachusetts Lexus dealership.

Grand Opening Ceremony Held for Cree Huizhou Solid State Lighting Co., Ltd. in Huizhou

Dec 11, 2010 A grand opening ceremony was held for Cree Huizhou Solid State Lighting Co., Ltd. at the Huizhou Zhongkai High-tech Industrial Development Zone in Huizhou City, Guangdong Province.

Showa Denko to Produce 80lm/W White OLEDs in 2015

Dec 11, 2010 Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has published their 2011-2015 business plan.

Optiled's Innovative Array Product Wins Honour in Design For Asia Award 2010

Dec 8, 2010 The LED lighting products provider Optiled Lighting International Ltd was honored in the Design For Asia Award 2010 with a prestigious ‘Merit Recognition’ in the 'Professional and Commercial – Product Design' category.

ALT’s Innovation Products Create Green Miracle Once Again

Dec 7, 2010 The leading LED lighting company in Taiwan, Aeon Lighting Technology Inc. (ALT), has hold a huge product launch press conference on December 1st in Taipei World Trade Center.

Philips Lumileds Re-Certified for ISO9001 and TS16949 Quality Standards

Dec 7, 2010 Philips Lumileds, a leading provider of LEDs for illumination solutions has announced that each of its three design, development and manufacturing sites in San Jose, Singapore, and Penang have been recertified for ISO9001:2008 (General Quality System Standard) and TS16949:2009, (Automotive Quality System Standard) following a comprehensive audit by TUV NORD.

Philips Acquires NCW Holdings LTD – the Designer and Manufacturer of LED Entertainment Lighting

Dec 7, 2010 Royal Philips has announced that it has acquired the privately owned NCW Holdings LTD (NCW).

Cree Introduces Industry’s First Lighting-Class LED Arrays to Accelerate Indoor LED Lighting

Dec 7, 2010 Cree has announced the industry’s first lighting-class LED array. The XLamp CXA20 LED array can enable a 60-watt A-lamp equivalent while consuming just 11 watts.

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ LED Complement the Tchibo Concept of Sustainable Coffee Bars

Dec 3, 2010 Tchibo has developed a new coffee-bar concept for universities - ‘insgrüne’ [‘into nature’].

Dialight Vigilant Series L-864/L-865 Dual Red/White LED Strobe Now Certified for Class I, Div 2

Dec 3, 2010 Dialight has announced that its smallest-in-class LED L-864/L-865 flashing dual (white/red) strobe has been certified for use in Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations, making it ideal for application in the oil and gas, petro-chemical and other potentially explosive environments.

Carmanah Solar LED Lights Illuminate Three Miles of Environmentally-Sensitive Pathway for Lummi Nation

Dec 3, 2010 Carmanah Technologies Corporation is providing 70 EverGEN 1710 solar LED lighting systems to illuminate Haxton Way Trail for the Lummi Nation Indian Reservation, Lummi Nation, Washington.

CRS Electronics MR16 Approved by Two Major Utility Rebate Programs in US

Dec 3, 2010 CRS Electronics Inc., an inventor, developer and manufacturer of LED lighting, has announced that two undisclosed major electric utilities in the US have approved the CRS LED MR16 lamps for an incentive program offered to their commercial customers.

Sumitomo Electric and Soitec Announce Collaboration on Development of Engineered GaN Substrates

Dec 3, 2010 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Sumitomo Electric), a worldwide provider of compound semiconductor materials, and S.O.I.TEC Silicon On Insulator Technologies (Soitec), the world’s leading supplier of engineered substrates, have announced they are working together to develop engineered gallium nitride (GaN) substrates.

Qnuru Unveils the Lighting Industry’s Highest Performance Consumer-Ready LED Bulbs

Dec 2, 2010 Qnuru, the provider of energy efficient digital lighting solutions, has launched the Qnuru Prism product family of 44 LED bulbs for residential, office and light commercial buildings.

16-channel LED Driver from Toshiba Electronics

Dec 2, 2010 Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced a new high-accuracy, highly integrated LED driver that incorporates sixteen channel constant-current outputs - TC62D776.

Dialight Stands as the Only Qualified U.S. Manufacturer of LED Traffic Signals for Stimulus Projects

Dec 1, 2010 The U.S. Department of Energy is now mandating that all stimulus-funded LED traffic signal projects across the country use U.S.-made equipment.

National Semiconductor Introduces LED Driver with Industry’s Best Dimming Performance

Dec 1, 2010 National Semiconductor Corp. has introduced a new LED driver with the industry’s best phase-based dimming performance for high-brightness light-emitting diode (LED) applications.

Mitsubishi Electric Installs Diamond Vision Screen at Hiratsuka Stadium

Dec 1, 2010 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced today that it has completed installation of a 800-inch Diamond Vision large-scale display system at Hiratsuka Stadium in Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Lednovation Introduces World’s Highest Efficacy Warm White Led A19 Replacement Lamp

Dec 1, 2010 LEDnovation has announced the introduction of the industry’s highest efficiency and first high-quality 100 lumen/watt,warm white, dimmable A19-type replacement lamp.

PhotonStar LED Will Take Over Enfis

Dec 1, 2010 PhotonStar LED Ltd (UK-based LED lighting manufacturer) will take over Enfis Group plc, which is a developer of LED arrays and drivers for lighting and industrial applications and was listed on the AIM stock exchange in March 2007.

March Foods Ltd. Installs Dialight DuroSite LED Lighting Fixtures

Nov 30, 2010 March Foods, one of the UK’s food contract manufacturers and packing businesses, has installed LED lighting fixtures.

Panasonic Electric Works Establishes New Company in Republic of Serbia to Manufacture Energy-efficient Electronic Devices for Lighting Fixtures

Nov 30, 2010 In November 2010, Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd. established a new company in Svilajnac, the Republic of Serbia, to manufacture energy-efficient electronic devices (ballasts) for lighting fixtures.

Optogan Opens Largest LED Production in Eastern Europe

Nov 30, 2010 The Optogan’s new manufacturing plant was unveiled in St. Petersburg.

Color the building with ARC Lighting Control System

Nov 29, 2010 ARC Solid-State Lighting has informed about its project, completed in March, 2010.

Certified LED Bicycle Headlamp from TYNTEK

Nov 29, 2010 TYNTEK Applied Product Division introduced a very bright 3W single LED bicycle headlamp.

Two New 3D LED Displays from Hibino

Nov 28, 2010 Japan Hibino Corp has introduced two kinds of 3D LED displays, one is the "ChromaLED 3D4" with the industry's narrowest pitch of 4mm pixels, and the other is the "ChromaLED 3D6" with 6mm pixel pitch.

Lighthouse Completes Acquisition of Huizhou Factory

Nov 28, 2010 World-leading LED display solutions provider Lighthouse Technologies Ltd. (Lighthouse) announced it has completed the share acquisition of its Huizhou factory, giving it full ownership of Lighthouse Technologies (Huizhou) Limited, one of the largest LED display factories in the world.

Bio-LED Trees

Nov 28, 2010 According to a research from the Academia Sinica and the National Cheng Kung University in Taipei and Tainan, glowing bio-LED trees could replace street lamps.

LED Museum Accent Lighting: Chicago, Illinois

Nov 26, 2010 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final report from a demonstration conducted at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.

5W MR16 LED Spotlights from Lumiatech Lighting

Nov 26, 2010 Lumiatech Lighting has launched its newly developed MR16 LED spotlights 5W, an indoor solution for shop window lighting, cabinet lighting, commercial lighting, meeting room, indoor ornament, spot lighting, hallway lighting.

LumiBright PR 1240B-100 UltraViolet LED projector

Nov 25, 2010 Innovations in Optics announces an OEM UltraViolet (UV) LED Projector

iLight's AC 220V Input 8W Dimmable Flat Down Light

Nov 25, 2010 Apple Lighting introduces AC 220V 8W LED - a dimmable flat down light for furniture and commercial application.

China´s ULED Receives Six AIXTRON CRIUS MOCVD Systems for GaN LED Production

Nov 25, 2010 AIXTRON today announced an order for six 31x2-inch configuration CRIUS deposition systems from new customer United LED Shan Dong Corporation (ULED).

AkzoNobel to Double the Production Capacity of TMG

Nov 25, 2010 AkzoNobel, the Dutch producer of specialty chemicals, will begin mass production of Trimethyl Gallium (TMG), a key LED precursor material to satisfy the global demand for its High Purity MetalOrganics product range.

SETI Demonstrates Deep UV AlInGaN LEDs for space qualification

Nov 25, 2010 Jointly with Stanford University and National Security Technologies (NSTec) of Livermore, California, Sensor Electronic Technology Inc. (SETI), has demonstrated deep ultraviolet AlInGaN LEDs set to rocket.

Semtech Delivers Industry’s First Smart Current Sink LED Backlighting Platform

Nov 24, 2010 Semtech Corp.has announced the industry’s first smart current sink LED backlighting platform with on-chip digital lighting effects for high-end handheld displays - SC667 and SC668.

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors LEDs in New In-store Luminaires Startrack from OMS

Nov 24, 2010 With Startrack from OMS, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors equips a luminaire for the retail sector using high-performance Golden DRAGON Plus LED.

LED Sirius MR16 (5WH) Bulbs from GlacialLight

Nov 24, 2010 The LED light manufacturer GlacialLight launches its newly upgraded LED Sirius Series GL-MR16 (5WH) today, an indoor solution for ornamental decoration, shop window lighting and spotlighting.

Great Discount on Cyber Sale from Elemental LED

Nov 24, 2010 San Francisco-based LED lighting company, Elemental LED will kick off its first Cyber Monday sale which will discount all products by 35% for one day only, on Monday, November 29th, 2010.

GlacialLight Launches the All-New LED Vega Series

Nov 24, 2010 GlacialLight has released an all-new, environmentally-friendly product – the LED Vega Series, a direct replacement for halogen AR111 lamps.

Cree’s New Lighting-Class LEDs Shatter Industry Performance Standards

Nov 23, 2010 Cree, Inc. has announced the commercial availability of the industry’s brightest, highest-performance lighting-class LEDs - XLamp XM-L LEDs.

ON Semiconductor Introduces New LED Driver for Smartphone LED Backlighting

Nov 23, 2010 ON Semiconductor has introduced the CAT3649, a 6-channel, high efficiency Quad-Mode LED driver for use in the latest smartphones and other consumer handheld applications such as digital still cameras and portable media players.

Dialight Unveils Industry’s First Class I, Div 1 LED Linear Fixture for Hazardous Locations

Nov 19, 2010 Dialight has announced the launch and immediate availability of its new SafeSite Series LED Linear Fixture for industrial and hazardous locations.

LED Horticultural Lighting Enabled by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

Nov 19, 2010 In Honkajoki, Finland, millions of pieces of OSRAM Opto Semiconductor’s TOPLED LEDs are used in horticultural lighting system by Netled Oy.

Verticle Claim World`s First Hexagonal LED Chip

Nov 19, 2010 Verticle, Inc of Dublin, California has announced the world's first hexagonal LED chip.

FOBSUN Releases Dimmable T5 LED Tube Lights

Nov 17, 2010 FOBSUN ELECTRONICS LIMITED releases their new dimmable plastic T5 LED tube lights recently.

E-Lite Opto Introduces LED Garage Light

Nov 17, 2010 E-Lite OptoTech further expands its LED lighting product portfolio and introduces the new LedsPark series LED garage light.

SFT Lighting and CREE Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Nov 17, 2010 At SFT Lighting’s “Intelligent Control LED light source” press conference held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) on November 9, 2010, SFT Lighting and CREE officially signed the first order of high power LED chips in the amount of RMB 100 million (~USD 15 million, at 1 USD = 6.64 CNY).

PerkinElmer Launches New LED Fiber Optic Illuminator Module for Endoscopy, Surgical Microscopy and Headlamp Applications

Nov 17, 2010 PerkinElmer, Inc., has announced the debut of its new LED Fiber Optic Illuminator Module.

Elemental LED Provides Solutions to Indoor Gardening with Red and Blue LED Lights

Nov 17, 2010 Elemental LED, a San Francisco based LED lighting company, offers LED grow lights for indoor gardeners that stay cool and use a fraction of the energy of conventional indoor grow lights.

Intematix and Tridonic Consortium Announce Agreement on BOSE Phosphor Patents for LEDs

Nov 17, 2010 Intematix, the U.S. manufacturer of LED phosphors, and Tridonic,the manufacturer of lighting components and part of the Zumtobel Group of Austria, have announced a comprehensive licensing agreement governing silicate patents for LEDs.

Edison Debuts on the Taiwan Stock Exchange

Nov 16, 2010 Edison Opto Corp. debuts its first public offering on the main board of the Taiwan Stock Exchange at the price of NT$108 On Nov. 12.

American Lighting’s Products on Display at IAAPA Attractions Expo

Nov 16, 2010 American Lighting, is showcasing its latest lighting products – LED Snowfall Lights and LED Wall Washers in American Lighting booth 4312 at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo (IAAPA), November 15-19, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.  

Austriamicrosystems Announces First 4-channel LED Driver IC with Dedicated 3D TV features

Nov 16, 2010 Austriamicrosystems has announced the AS3696, a new 4-channel LED driver IC that ensures the brightest and most brilliant video images and enables best possible 3D effects in slimmest LCD TVs.

American Lighting Unveils Bright LED Under Cabinet Lighting with Full Dimming Capabilities

Nov 16, 2010 American Lighting has announced its bright, fully dimmable, energy saving under cabinet LED lights -  the PRIORI PLUS LED.  

Dialight Scoops 2010 techMark Sustainability Award

Nov 15, 2010 Dialight has won the prestigious 2010 techMark award for Sustainability at London's Intercontinental Hotel

The Curve LED Desk Lamp by Finelite Gets ENERGY STAR Label

Nov 15, 2010 The Curve LED desk lamp designed by Finelite has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) prestigious ENERGY STAR label for solid-state luminaires.

Tyntek Corporation Launches 8.5W LED PAR30 Lamp with Y-shaped Heat Dissipation Bar

Nov 15, 2010 Tyntek Corporation recently launches 8.5W LED PAR30 lamp, a PAR lamp that is distinguished from conventional LED PAR lamps.

OSRAM's OSLON SSL LEDs Outline the Profile of Asian Games Stadium

Nov 12, 2010 The opening and closing ceremonies of the Guangzhou Asian Games will be held in a newly constructed half-stadium in Haixinsha Square. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ OSLON SSL LEDs were chosen to light up the exterior of the venue.

First High-Performance LED Sign Light from Cooper Lighting

Nov 12, 2010 Cooper Lighting has introduced the Marquis LED Sign Light, the first high-performance LED luminaire in the industry optimized for the extremely stringent IESNA RP-19 Roadway Sign Lighting standard.  

Avago Technologies Introduced Cyan 1-Watt LEDs at Electronica 2010

Nov 10, 2010 Avago Technologies has introduced cyan-colored high-power ASMT-JC11 and ASMT-AC00 1-Watt LEDs optimized for traffic signals as well as sign backlighting and architectural, commercial and decorative lighting applications at the Electronica 2010 trade fair.

Large Electric Utility Company Employs Carmanah Solar-Powered Lighting

Nov 10, 2010 A major electric company in the United States is illuminating a power generating facility parking lot with solar-powered LED lighting systems provided by Carmanah Technologies Corp.

New LED Engine Makes Barco's Video Walls Brightest And Most Efficient

Nov 10, 2010 Barco has announced a new line of LED-lit, DLP-based video walls with an improved LED engine.

QD Vision Teamed up with Solvay to Develop a Printable Electroluminescent Platform for QLEDs

Nov 10, 2010 QD Vision, Inc. and Solvay announced an agreement under which the companies will develop a printable electroluminescent platform for quantum dot LEDs (QLEDs) that will lead to a new generation of solid state lighting products.

TOPLED Compact 4520 from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

Nov 9, 2010 Super flat displays are now possible thanks to the new TOPLED Compact 4520 from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors.

Dialight 556 Series LED Panel Mount Indicators Expanded to Include Certification to Class I, Div 2

Nov 9, 2010 Dialight announced the expansion of its 556 Series LED Panel Mount Indicators to include certification for use in Class I, Division 2 Hazardous locations.

Walmart Puerto Rico Rolls Back Energy and Maintenance Costs in Parking Lots with GE Evolve LED Area Lights

Nov 9, 2010 Newly constructed Walmart stores in Puerto Rico will feature the energy efficient GE Evolve LED Area Lights.

Cree LED Module Achieves Title 24 Compliance

Nov 9, 2010 Cree, Inc. announced that the 120-V LMR4™ LED module has achieved California Title 24 registration.

GEM Signed a Ten-year Contract with Co-op City

Nov 9, 2010 Green Energy Management Services Holdings, Inc. announced it signed a ten-year efficient lighting installation and maintenance contract with Co-op City, the largest residential development in the United States, located in The Bronx, New York.

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Presents Products for Today and Tomorrow at Electronica 2010

Nov 8, 2010 From November 9 to 12 at the 2010 ELECTRONICA FAIR in Munich OSRAM Opto Semiconductors will be showing just how extensively opto semiconductors are now being used in our everyday lives.

ON Semiconductor Reports Third Quarter of 2010 Results

Nov 8, 2010 ON Semiconductor Corporation has announced that total revenues in the third quarter of 2010 were $600.7 million, an increase of approximately 3 percent from the second quarter of 2010.

ALT Shocked H.K. Light Fair

Nov 8, 2010 The 12th H.K. Int’l Light Fair Autumn Edition has been successfully completed on October 30th. Aeon Lighting Technology Inc. (ALT) has achieved great success on this fair.

A Digital Double Pack

Nov 5, 2010 The SFH 7770 from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors combines the functions of a digital ambient light sensor with those of a digital proximity sensor.

Remodeling Professionals Name Cooper Lighting's Halo Brand the Leader in Lighting

Nov 5, 2010 Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), has announced that its Halo brand of recessed and track lighting has been named by REMODELING magazine as the Brand Leader in lighting.

OSTAR Lighting Plus – a Newcomer to the High-power Portfolio

Nov 4, 2010 OSRAM Opto Semiconductors presents OSTAR Lighting Plus – the high-power LED with a large amount of light from a small area.

Viewsonic Launches Environmentally-Friendly VG36-Led Series

Nov 4, 2010 ViewSonic Corp. announced the launch of its latest LED backlit monitors – the 24” VG2436wm-LED and 22” VG2236wm-LED ergonomic, cost-efficient displays.

Toshiba Expands Family Of LED Drivers

Nov 4, 2010 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. expanded its family of light emitting diode (LED) drivers with the announcement of four new device families.

Pumpkin Lantern Gets a LED Makeover

Nov 2, 2010 There is a particular LED jack-o-lantern, which can scroll the message HAPPY HALLOWEEN.

Carmanah andADB Lighting System Selected for Venezuela Air Force Upgrade

Nov 2, 2010 Carmanah Technologies Corporation and ADB Airfield Solutions have received the purchase order from the Venezuela Air Force for a joint solar and AC-powered airfield lighting system, valued in excess of $300,000 USD, as part of an infrastructure upgrade at an undisclosed base.

New Cree XLamp® LED Performance Breakthrough Delivers Both High Efficacy & High Color Rendering

Nov 2, 2010 Cree, Inc. announces the addition of 80, 85 and 90 color rendering index (CRI) options to its XLamp® XP-G and XP-E warm-white LEDs.

The United States Congress Chose Nila Boxer LED lights for Green Upgrade

Nov 2, 2010 Recently, the United States House of Representatives upgraded the lighting in the Main House Chamber using Nila Boxer LED lights.

Cooper Industries Expands Energy-Efficient Product Offerings

Nov 2, 2010 Cooper Industries expanded its range of energy-efficient products in October, which was designated as National Energy Awareness Month by the Department of Energy.

Optek Technology Designed OVM4x Series of LEDs for Military Application

Oct 31, 2010 To satisfy the need for military systems engineers TT electronics Optek Technology has designed a new family of high-reliability, high-sensitivity color LEDs with MIL-PRF-19500-level TX and TXV specifications.

Purdue Gets $4.88 Million Grant to Study LED Lighting of Plants

Oct 31, 2010 U.S. Department of Agriculture representatives toured Purdue University greenhouses on Monday (Oct. 25) to get a preview of the work that will come from a $4.88 million grant for LED lighting research.

AZ e-lite Showcases Sustainability Efforts in Clean Energy Expo Asia 2010

Oct 31, 2010 AZ e-lite Pte Ltd ("AZ e-lite"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aztech Group Ltd specialising in the design and development of quality LED lighting, is showcasing its range of eco-friendly LED lighting solutions as part of its sustainability efforts at Clean Energy Expo Asia (CEEA) 2010.

NEXXUS LIGHTING Sells Its Legacy Commercial And Pool Businesses For Approximately $2.3 Million

Oct 31, 2010 Nexxus Lighting has announced that it has completed the sale of certain assets of its legacy Commercial and Pool businesses to Next Step Products, LLC.

AIXTRON Announces Third Quarter 2010 Results

Oct 28, 2010 AIXTRON AG has announced the consolidated financial results for the first nine months of 2010.

Epistar Partnered with China Electronics to Build Epistar-CEC Venture

Oct 28, 2010 Taiwan-based LED maker Epistar has partnered with China Electronics Corp. (CEC) to build a joint venture.

IEC Standards about Performance of Lamps and LED Modules are Forthcoming

Oct 28, 2010 The 74th IEC Annual Meeting was held recently in Seattle of United States.

12W AC/DC LED Power Supplies from TRUMPower

Oct 28, 2010 TRUMPower launches its 12 Watt LIS12 series of constant current AC/DC LED power supplies.

Mitsubishi Electric Receives Order for Two Diamond Vision Displays from Nissan Stadium

Oct 27, 2010 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation  announced that it has received an order for two large Diamond Vision display systems from Nissan Stadium, Japan’s largest capacity athletic facility accommodating 72,000 located in Kohoku Ward, Yokohama City.

ALT is Going to SHAKE H.K. Int’l Light Fair Autumn

Oct 27, 2010 Aeon Lighting Technology Inc. (ALT), the high power LED lighting manufacturer from Taiwan, announced its latest campaign for 2010 Hong Kong International Light Fair Autumn—To anticipate LED lighting era.

Mitsubishi Electric Announces Launch of TFT-LCD Module with a White LED

Oct 27, 2010 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation  announced the launch of its 5.7-inch, QVGA color TFT-LCD module with a white light emitting diode (LED).

Dialight Unveils First-of-its-Kind LED L-866/L-885 Catenary Strobe for Canyon, River and Valley Cable-Crossing Applications

Oct 27, 2010 Dialight has unveiled its new Vigilant™ Series L-866/L-885 LED Dual Catenary Strobe, the first-ever LED white/red obstruction beacon designed to warn aircraft of power line and cable crossings above canyons, valleys and waterways.

Kichler Received the Lighting for Tomorrow Award

Oct 27, 2010 Kichler has received the Lighting for Tomorrow Award – a lighting industry honor for energy-efficient solutions.

A HONO Electric Candle LED Lights to Celebrate Halloween

Oct 27, 2010 Chiaki Murata has designed a HONO electric Candle LED lights to celebrate Halloween.

Lighting Science Group's High-Output and Ultra-Efficient LED Bulbs Pass Rigorous Energy Star Testing Standard

Oct 26, 2010 Lighting Science Group now has five ENERGY STAR labeled LED light bulbs.

New LED Lighting Applications to be Revealed at the HK International Lighting Fair

Oct 26, 2010 Lextar Electronics Corporation reveals a series of new lighting applications at the 2010 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair

Ten SSL Testing Labs Added to Accredited List

Oct 26, 2010 The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) recently accredited 10 laboratories for LM-79 and/or LM-80 testing and added them to the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) directory.

Joby Designes a Hands-free and Tactical LED Flashlight

Oct 25, 2010 Joby has designed a hands-free and tactical LED flashlight Joby Gorillatorch Flare.

OSLON Black Series: bright and reliable

Oct 22, 2010 OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has added the OSLON Black Series to its OSLON family.

New York's Times Square to Install Biggest D3 LED Sign

Oct 22, 2010 New York's Times Square will install the biggest interactive display on the side of the Doubletree Hotel in November, 2010.

Butte College Selects Albeo’s LED Lighting for Campus

Oct 20, 2010 Albeo Technologies Inc. supplied their 7000 lumen T8LED Troffers to light Butte College’s student center.

TTI, Inc. and TT electronics OPTEK Technology Announce Franchise Agreement

Oct 20, 2010 Providing design engineers with a worldwide source for optoelectronic components, TT electronics OPTEK Technology has partnered with global distributor TTI, Inc. with a new franchise agreement.

Astronics Pioneers a New Approach to LED Landing & Taxi Lighting for Aircraft

Oct 20, 2010 Astronics Corporation announced the launch of its new line of LED Landing and Taxi lights.

Toshiba Electronics Launches High-speed 16-channel Constant Current LED Drivers

Oct 20, 2010 Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has launched two new LED drivers that deliver highly accurate constant currents of between 1.5mA and 90mA and offer high-speed serial data transfer rates up to 25MHz.

Next Generation HBLED Batch Production Tools

Oct 19, 2010 Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology launches the PlasmaPro™ NGP®1000 HBLED range of plasma etch and deposition tools, which satisfies to the need of throughput with batch sizes from 61 x 2" wafers up to 7 x 6" wafers, coupled with high-quality device performance and yield for HB-LED manufacturing.

LED Installation Makes Walking Fun

Oct 19, 2010 A performance art group, Phase 7, has debuted their brand new interactive LED installation in Berlin, which brings LED lighting effects to the ground itself, which will interact with those who step on it.

OSRAM Presents Zelion H – a LED Module for Variable Use

Oct 19, 2010 OSRAM presents a LED module for variable use in a number of different applications - Zelion H LED system.

Topanga Technologies and Hubbell Lighting Demonstrate the High-intensity Advanced Plasma Lighting

Oct 19, 2010 Hubbell Lighting partnered with Topanga Technologies, an innovator of solid state RF drivers and electrode-free plasma lamps, to demonstrate the very latest plasma lighting technology at the Illuminating Engineering Society's 2010 Street & Area Lighting Conference in Huntington Beach, CA.

Lighting Science Group Wins Bid to Relight Salt Lake City

Oct 19, 2010 Lighting Science Group’s high-performance PROLIFIC series LED street lights will soon line the streets of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Theatre and Opera Bank on the New MAC III Performance

Oct 19, 2010 The National Theatre Mannheim, Oberhausen Theatre, and Osnabrück Theatre in Germany, as well as the Vienna State Opera have chosen the new MAC III Performance, Martin Professional’s new 1500 W profile moving head with continuous framing system to illuminate a stage scene.

TESS Changes its Company Name to Top Energy Saving System Corp.

Oct 19, 2010 TESS, a Taiwan-based LED lighting leading brand, changed its company name from “topco energy saving system corp.” to “Top Energy Saving System Corp.”

Martin MAC 101 Debut Success on MTV Video Music Awards

Oct 19, 2010 Lighting Designer Tom Kenny was the first in the world to get his hands on Martin Professional’s ultra-compact MAC 101 LED moving head wash light, scattering 200 of the 2200 lumen, 8 pound fixtures across the sets of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).

Vexica Launches the VEXBAY 300 Linear LED Luminaire

Oct 18, 2010 Vexica Technology Limited, a UK based solutions provider have launched the VEXBAY 300.

Nexxus Lighting Receives Energy Star Label For Its Array Led Bulb

Oct 18, 2010 Nexxus Lighting, Inc. has received the ENERGY STAR label for its 7.8 watt R30 LED light bulb and is now included on the ENERGY STAR Qualified LED Light Bulbs list.

LED Lamps Made of Blown Glass

Oct 18, 2010 London's Samuel Wilkinson has designed blown glass LED lamps, the Vessel Series 01-03 collection to accommodate the artistic LED bulb creations from Hulger.

Free Online Tools from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

Oct 15, 2010 OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is providing powerful new tools, downloads, and technical information for solution providers and engineers via its LEDlight website.

Energy-efficient Solutions from ON Semiconductor at Electronica 2010

Oct 15, 2010 ON Semiconductor will demonstrate its latest product innovations – designed to empower customers’ next generation energy efficient solutions for automotive, portable, industrial and lighting applications – at this year’s Electronica exhibition in Munich, Germany, November 9-12.

New Service in the OSRAM ‘LED Light for You’ (LLFY) Network

Oct 15, 2010 ‘LED Light for you’, the OSRAM Opto Semiconductors network that focuses on LEDs and their applications, now offers a new service in the form of an Optical Selection Tool.

Eco-story LED Lighting receives UL approval for GU24 base lamps

Oct 15, 2010 Eco-story LED Lighting Solutions announced that it has received Underwriters Laboratories approval for par 30 (2 models) and par 38 GU24 base lamps.

Madrix 2.10 is now available

Oct 15, 2010 The MADRIX announces the third major update this year for the LED lighting control software.

LED Source’s television debut

Oct 15, 2010 LED Source, an American supplier of LED lighting that specializes in full-scale evaluations and retrofits, participates in a new national television series called “The Vanilla Ice Project.”

Macroblock Showcases Innovative LED Drivers in LED Display and Lighting Applications at Electronica 2010

Oct 14, 2010 Macroblock will continue to showcase its technology breakthroughs realized in the new products for LED display and LED lighting fields at Macroblock booth A5.532 at Electronica 2010 from 9th to 12th November in Munich, Germany.

New Cree High-Voltage, Lighting-Class LEDs - XLamp® MX-6S and MX-3S

Oct 14, 2010 Cree, Inc. announced the commercial availability of new XLamp® MX-6S and MX-3S LEDs.

Carmanah and Trojan Battery Enter Into Strategic Partnership

Oct 13, 2010 Carmanah Technologies Corporation, Canadian manufacturer of self-contained solar LED Lighting systems for marine, aviation, traffic and off-grid lighting applications announced a strategic partnership with Trojan Battery Company, the manufacturer of deep cycle batteries.

OKI Data Americas Launches LED Single Function Monochrome Printer Series

Oct 13, 2010 OKI Data Americas announces the addition of the new B700 Series of monochrome printers designed for small to mid-size workgroups.

FAVI Entertainment Introduced New 19" LED 720p HDTV to The LED Display Market

Oct 13, 2010 American provider of digital projection and visual display products, FAVI Entertainment has  introduced a 19" LED-backlit HDTV featuring high-definition resolution.

Avago Technologies Introduces High-Brightness Surface-Mount LEDs in Tiny PLCC-6 Packages at CEATEC Japan 2010

Oct 12, 2010 Avago Technologies announced a new family of high-brightness LEDs in ultra-small packages at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) Japan 2010.

Fairchild Semiconductor to Focus on Smart Grid Technology at Electronica 2010

Oct 12, 2010 Fairchild Semiconductor has reported to demo its latest technological advancements for mobile applications, as well as power solutions that focus on the smart grid at electronica 2010 in Munich, Germany, 9-12 November.

Kyma Acquires Sel ect Assets and IP Rights fr om Fox Group

Oct 7, 2010 Kyma Technologies, Inc.has announced that it has acquired from The Fox Group certain assets and intellectual property rights.

LED Market Forecast 2010-2014

Oct 7, 2010 A new forecast on the LED market was presented by Strategies Unlimited at the Strategies in Light Europe (Frankfurt, Germany) conference last week.

Valeo Full-LED Headlamps on Two Concept Cars

Oct 6, 2010 Valeo is fitting full-LED headlights the ZB10 RENAULT and SEAT IBE concept cars exclusively presented at the Paris Motor Show.

Everlight’s New LED Agriculture Lighting Fixtures - “GL-Flora”

Oct 6, 2010 The new Everlight GL-Flora LED lighting fixtures for agriculture offer low power, high-efficiency, uniform light pattern, homogenous light distribution at precisely the right wavelengths and color ratios needed for superior photosynthetic response.

Carmanah Solar LED Airfield Lights Chosen for Calgary International Airport Upgrade

Oct 5, 2010 Carmanah solar LED airfield lights are being installed at Calgary International Airport (YYC) as part of a massive facility upgrade.

Strategies in Light Europe Experienced an Impressive Debut

Oct 5, 2010 The first Strategies in Light Europe Conference and Exhibition, held at the Sheraton Frankfurt Hotel & Towers Conference Center, Frankfurt; drew to a close last week having experienced an impressive debut attendance of more than 600 visitors from 44 countries.

NEEP and DesignLights Consortium Announce Public Release of Qualified Products List

Oct 5, 2010 Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships has announced the public release of the DesignLights Consortium's highly successful Qualified Products List, a list of independently verified first-class, energy efficient lighting products.

Carmanah Receives $1.1 Million in Orders from US Coast Guard

Oct 5, 2010 Canadian Carmanah Technologies Corporation has received orders totaling over $1.1 million from the United States Coast Guard as part of the Coast Guard’s seasonal stock-up.

Armstrong World Industries And Universal Display Demonstrate Highly Efficient, White Oled Lighting Ceiling System

Oct 5, 2010 ArmstrongWorld Industries, Inc, and Universal Display Corporation, announced that the companies have demonstrated a novel white phosphorescent OLED lighting system to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

The Home Depot Launches New Line of Ecosmart LED Bulbs

Oct 5, 2010 The Home Depot started retail of a full line of ultra-efficient LED bulbs.

TDK Shows Flexible, See-through Passive Matrix OLED Panels

Oct 4, 2010 TDK Corp developed two types of passive matrix OLED panels. One is a flexible type whose display is bendable, and the other is a see-through type. The company prototyped each panel with color and monochrome displays.

Osram Installs First Pilot Production Line for OLEDs in Germany

Oct 4, 2010 Osram and its LED-affiliate Osram Opto Semiconductors are currently building a pilot line for organic LEDs (OLEDs) in Regensburg, Germany.

LED City Members Join Forces with DOE Municipal Consortium

Oct 4, 2010 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Cree, Inc. announce that U.S. participants in the Cree LED City® program will join forces with the DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (Consortium).

D Signed and the Fraunhofer Institute Present New Modular OLED Lamp Design

Oct 4, 2010 D Signed, the Serbian design studio run by Irena Kilibarda is presenting a new modular OLED lamp design, called "Lamped", on which they worked on for over 2 years.

InteLEDgent Lighting Solutions Inc. Announces Opening of Canadian LED Lighting Distribution Center

Oct 2, 2010 Brand Neue Corp announced the opening of the InteLEDgent Lighting Solutions Inc. Canadian LED Lighting Distribution Center in Edmonton, Alberta.  

Luminus’ PhlatLight LEDs Light Stage on Crowded House World Tour

Oct 2, 2010 Luminus Devices announced that its CBT-90 white PhlatLight LEDs are now used inside Martin Professional’s new MAC 350 Entour™ lighting fixtures lighting the stage on Crowded House’s World Tour.

Valeo-Ichikoh Alliance Equips the Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicle with LED Low Beam Headlamps

Oct 2, 2010 Valeo and its partner in Japan, Ichikoh, have developed a new generation of LED front lighting systems, unveiled as a world premier on the Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicle.

Russian Company to Make High Brightness LEDs

Sep 30, 2010 CJSC Optogan, St. Petersburg, Russia, placed order for two CRIUS® II deposition systems. Delivery will take place fourth quarter of 2010 they will be used for gallium nitride (GaN) high-brightness LED production.

Compact 60W AC LED Driver by Recom

Sep 30, 2010 The RACD60-Series offers a wide range of output currents and is available in five different versions to meet the current needs of any lighting system from 700mA up to 4.2Amps. The output current can be adjusted with an internal potentiometer to match any non-standard requirements.

Crompton Lighting launches Rebel-based Downlights in Australia

Sep 30, 2010 Energy-saving LUXEON-based MR16 downlights are now available in Australia with the release of the XL LED Downlights from Crompton Lighting.

South Korean Steel Industry Giant POSCO to Participate in the LED Industry

Sep 30, 2010 The South Korean steel industry giant POSCO announced to participate in the LED Industry.

Fairchild Semiconductor Expands Strategic Partnership with Sichuan Changhong Electric Co.

Sep 30, 2010 Fairchild Semiconductor  has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Sichuan Changhong Electric Co., Ltd. - one of the largest manufacturers of consumer electronics devices in China.  

Winners of Lighting for Tomorrow 2010 Competition

Sep 29, 2010 The U.S. Department of Energy, the American Lighting Association (ALA), and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), announced this week the winners of the eighth-annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

New LED Signage System at Cintas Center

Sep 29, 2010 ANC Sports Enterprises installed a new light emitting diode signage (LED) system at the Cintas Center, Xavier University’s multipurpose sports and entertainment arena.

Diodes Incorporated Launches Two 9-channel LED Drivers

Sep 29, 2010 Diodes Incorporated announced two 9-channel LED drivers with internal chargepumps for backlighting small-LCD screens, keypads and LED lights.

Microchip’s New Digital LED Lighting Development Kit

Sep 29, 2010 Microchip Technology Inc. has announced its Digital LED Lighting Development Kit.

Cooper Lighting Introduces Linear LED Confinement Luminaires

Sep 29, 2010 Cooper Lighting has expanded its Fail-Safe confinement/correctional product line to include two new linear LED surface-mount lighting fixtures.

The "World's First" Near Full HD 3D Laptop from LG

Sep 29, 2010 LG has released the Xnote A510 3D, which is considered as the "world's first" near full HD 3D laptop.

GlacialLight is an Official Partner with ENERGY STAR

Sep 28, 2010 Taiwan GlacialLight became an official ENERGY STAR PARTNER .

Genesis Photonics Expands LED epi Production Line with Six AIXTRON New Generation CRIUS II Systems

Sep 23, 2010 AIXTRON AG announced a new order for six new generation CRIUS II 55x2-inch configuration deposition systems from Genesis Photonics Inc.

Mitsubishi Starts to Sell Verbatim LEDs in Europe

Sep 22, 2010 Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd announced that it has started sales of its Verbatim brand LED light bulbs in the European market.

Cree Brings XLamp® ML-E LED to the Market

Sep 22, 2010 Cree, Inc.announced the commercial availability of its XLamp® ML-E LED.

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. Pushes Single Chip Germicidal UV LED Performance to 100mW Optical Output Power

Sep 22, 2010 Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETI) has shifted the power of UV LEDs operating in the germicidal wavelength range from 30 mW up to 100 mW.

Cree to Produce Next-Generation LED Wafers with New Manufacturing Capability

Sep 22, 2010 Cree, Inc. announced a new 150-mm LED wafer production facility in Research Triangle Park (RTP) that is targeted to create hundreds of green jobs in North Carolina.

42-inch LED TV Econova from Philips

Sep 21, 2010 Philips has released the LED TV Econova with a diagonal 42-inch (42PFL6805), reaching a record low - 40 watts in eco-mode.

Nualight Launches More Energy Efficient Glass Door LED Lighting

Sep 21, 2010 Nualight has developed a more energy efficient line of glass door lighting Porto 600, to step into the North America market at the Food Marketing Institute Energy and Store Development conference in Minneapolis this week.

DOE’s Grant to Luminus Devices

Sep 21, 2010 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science has given a grant to Luminus Devices to develop low cost, high efficiency drive electronics to enhance its big-chip LED technology for next-generation commercial and consumer lighting applications.

Flower Power - OSRAM LEDs for Healthy Plant Growth

Sep 21, 2010 A recent pilot project, completed in cooperation with Fionia Lighting A/S and the OSRAM distribution partner Arrow in Denmark, confirmed the enormous energy-saving potential of LEDs in horticultural applications.

New 27-inch LED Cinema Display from Apple

Sep 21, 2010 Apple launches its 27-inch LED Cinema Display.

New LED Retrofit GLMP Program from ESI

Sep 18, 2010 Energy Smart Industry (ESI) promises that their new LED retrofit GLMP program (Green Lease Management Program) would help their clients make big savings on their electric bills.

JPSA Exceeds Laser System Shipments in 2010 by 250% from 2009

Sep 18, 2010 JP Sercel Associates, Inc. (JPSA) ) a manufacturer of laser scribing and laser lift-off (LLO) systems for LED production, announced that their 2010 shipments of laser processing systems for LEDs is up 250% in the first 3 quarters of 2010 from 2009 shipments.

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ LEDs Provide RGB LEDs for Dolby’s LED-backlit Professional Reference Monitor

Sep 18, 2010 The Dolby PRM-4200, a 42-inch professional reference monitor uses 1,536 RGB LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors.

Epistar and Toyoda Gosei Enter a Cross License Agreement

Sep 18, 2010 Epistar Corporation (“Epistar”) and Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.(“Toyoda Gosei”) entered a cross license agreement to allow the companies (including subsidiaries) to use each other’s patents for specific technologies in Group III-V compound semiconductor light emitting diodes (“LEDs”).

SDK Ups Blue LED Chip Production Capacity

Sep 18, 2010 Showa Denko K.K. (SDK), Japan, has increased its production capacity of blue LED chips at its Chiba site to 340 million units per month, from 200 million units per month.

HP Released a New 23-inch HP 2310e HD Widescreen Display

Sep 16, 2010 Hewlett-Packard released a new 23-inch HP 2310e HD widescreen display.

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. Wins NSF SBIR Phase II Award to Develop Water Disinfection Units Based on DUV LEDs

Sep 16, 2010 Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETI), announced that is has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for $475,000 to develop point-of-use (POU) Deep Ultraviolet LED (DUV LED) based drinking water disinfection systems.

New 3D LED HDTVs launched by Toshiba

Sep 16, 2010 Toshiba launched new Cinema Series which includes the WX800 line of 3D LED HDTVs.

Philips LED Innovations Make Vehicles Safer

Sep 16, 2010 At the Automechanika fair in Frankfurt, Philips is introducing four new innovations in LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and 12V automotive halogen lamps for automotive lighting industry.

Panasonic’s Colorful LED HDTV

Sep 16, 2010 Panasonic has unveiled a new Viera Pure Line, which comes with shiny purple, satin silver and silky white, which appears different colors depending of the lighting in the room.

Philips Announces Vision 2015 Strategic Plan

Sep 16, 2010 Royal Philips Electronics outlined its strategic ‘Vision 2015’ plan to further strengthen Philips’ leadership in the domain of health and well-being.

AT58 LED TV Series from Acer

Sep 16, 2010 Acer has unveiled AT58 LED TV series with Pininfarina design.

Heico Lighting and Future Electronics Partner and Sign a Worldwide Distribution Agreement

Sep 15, 2010 HEICO Lighting and Future Electronics are pleased to announce that both companies have signed a worldwide distribution agreement for HEICO Lighting LED lighting solutions.

AIXTRON Gains CRIUS Follow-up Order from Long De Xin for GaN HB Blue LED Production

Sep 15, 2010 AIXTRON AG announced a new order for two further CRIUS 31x2-inch configuration deposition systems from Long De Xin.

Diodes Incorporated Announces Process Platform for Next Generation High Voltage Rectifiers

Sep 15, 2010 Diodes Incorporated announced the development of a proprietary process platform for the manufacture of next generation high voltage rectifiers. DIODESTAR is a high efficiency 600V, 8A rectifier targeted at LCD-LED TV power supplies.

The Selling Price of Sapphire Substrates to Be Up US$30 in 4q10 Due to Supply Disconnected

Sep 15, 2010 Following the contuse lacing of Sapphire substrates, some LED manufactures thought its price would be over US$30 in 4Q10, so they start making purchase on Sapphire substrates with cash.

The University of Akron Shines with Lithonia Lighting RTLED Luminaires

Sep 15, 2010 Acuity Brands has supplied over 700 Lithonia Lighting® RTLED™ luminaires to the new Multiplex residence hall of the University of Akron, aims to support the university's sustainability, design and energy conservation goals.

Diodes Incorporated’s New LED Driver AL8805

Sep 15, 2010 Diodes Incorporated announced a LED driver tailored to fit low voltage illumination products operating at between 6V and 30V - AL8805.

Bridgelux Led Array Portfolio Expands To Include High Efficacy Options For the $10 Billion Retrofit Bulb Market

Sep 15, 2010 Bridgelux Inc. announced the expansion of its portfolio of LED Arrays to include new high efficacy products that meet the price and performance demands of the $10 billion LED retrofit bulb market opportunity.

Albemarle Builds in South Korea To Meet Regional Growth in Metallocene Polyolefin Market and High Brightness LEDs

Sep 14, 2010 Albemarle Corporation announced that it has begun its largest capital investment in the Asia Pacific region of Yeosu, South Korea.

Autocue Exhibits Lighting Kits and Entry-level Tripods at IBC 2010

Sep 14, 2010 American Autocue, the home of QTV teleprompters, will exhibit a range of LED and softbox lighting kits and its first ever tripod at IBC 2010.

SETI Signs Joint Development Agreement with Kyma Technologies to Develop High-efficiency Deep UV LEDs

Sep 14, 2010 US Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETI) announced that it has entered a Joint Development Agreement with Kyma Technologies, Inc. of Raleigh, NC to develop low defect AlGaN substrates and high performance optoelectronic and electronic devices based on these substrates.

ESI Launches Energy Saving Lighting-A Smart Way to Improve Lighting and Save Money

Sep 13, 2010 Energy Smart Industry (ESI) introduces better lighting solutions for Residential and offices to improve the lighting and cut down electricity bills.

VIRIBRIGHT Prepares to Exhibit its LED Products at Coming Shows

Sep 13, 2010 It's reported that VIRIBRIGHT will showcase its LED lighting products, at the HD Boutique Trade Show on September 14-15, 2011 in Miami, Florida.

Huge Progress in LED Lighting: 12.5 watt 1400 Lumen LED Bulb in A19 Shape from TESS

Sep 13, 2010 TESS (topco energy saving system corp.) announces its new product, a 12.5 watt LED bulb, which delivers 1400 lumen, in A19 shape.

Lighting Association Shines with SunBURST LED luminaires

Sep 9, 2010 In 2010 the Lighting Association (LA), the Europe's largest association for the industry, was donated five SunBURST LED luminaires by its member - Low Energy Designs.

LEDs to Lit up the Undersea World from EdgeDiveTech

Sep 9, 2010 EdgeDiveTech has introduced two new products- the Edge Ultra100 and the Edge Ultra200 to lit up the undersea world .

AC powered white OLED module

Sep 9, 2010 Philips Research developed first AC powered white OLED module.

Nichia Files Four Provisional Injunction Actions Against a Seller of LED Light Bulbs

Sep 8, 2010 Nichia Corporation announced that it had filed four provisional injunction actions in Tokyo District Court to enjoin Tsannkuen Japan (Sankun Nihon Denki Kabushiki Kaisha) from infringing Nichia's patent.

Samsung Launched its First LED Monitor in India

Sep 7, 2010 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has launched its latest 70 series PX2370 eco-friendly LED monitor, Magic Lux and Magic Angle in India.

Rechargeable LED Bulbs Created by Magic Bulb

Sep 7, 2010 Magic Bulb, a Chinese company, has created rechargeable LED bulbs and decided to show off their creation at IFA.

Santa Fe Public Parks Shine with Qnuru’s 100% Solar LED Light Fixtures

Sep 7, 2010 The Qnuru energy efficient lighting fixtures were installed in the city of Santa Fe.

Taiwan Major LED Packagers Revealed Financial Reportments in the First Half of 2010

Sep 7, 2010 Taiwan major LED packagers revealed financial reportments in the first half of 2010.

All-plastic LED Lamp for Outdoor Illumination

Sep 7, 2010 Two Japanese companies, Iwasaki Electric Co., Ltd. and Teijin Limited, have jointly developed a completely plastic LED lamp.

Toshiba First 3D Enabled Regza WL768 Series LED TVs

Sep 6, 2010 Toshiba has launched its first 3D enabled Regza WL768 series LED TVs.

Aquos LE925 Quattron LED TV from Sharp

Sep 6, 2010 Sharp has shown off Aquos LE925 Quattron LED TV at IFA 2010,which consists of two panel sizes - 60- and 46-inch models.

Toshiba Revealed a New Pocket Projector Featuring LED Light

Sep 6, 2010 Toshiba has revealed a new pocket projector - Lumileo P100, which is intended primarily for small spaces.

Mitsubishi Electric Installs Diamond Vision Screen at Boat Race Fukuoka

Sep 6, 2010 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has completed installation of a 1,513-inch Diamond Vision large-scale display system at Boat Race Fukuoka in Fukuoka, Japan.

Japan’s First LUXEON-Based LED Retrofit Light Bulb Delivered by Quantum Lighting & Future Lighting Solutions

Sep 6, 2010 Future Lighting Solutions has announced a collaboration with Hong Kong’s Quantum Lighting Products Limited to develop an LED retrofit for E26-base incandescent light bulbs.

Malaysian Dominant Launched its Power DomiLED Series

Sep 6, 2010 Malaysian firm Dominant has launched its new high brightness AlInGaP devices, DWx-PJG and DWx-PKG.

Philips to Expand its LED Product Lineup in South Korea

Sep 6, 2010 The global LED lighting company Philips plans to expand its LED product lineup in South Korea, the company begins releasing affordable LED lamps, targeting Korean households.

Vizio Launches Five New LED-backlit TVs in Taiwan

Sep 6, 2010 Taiwan’s Amtran Technology announced that its partner US-based LCD TV brand Vizio had released five M series edge-type LED-backlit LCD TVs in Taiwan.

Veeco supplies MOCVD to Tsinghua Tongfang LED Factory

Sep 3, 2010 Beijing-based Tsinghua Tongfang Company has selected Veeco Instruments as its primary supplier of Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems. The tools will be used in the firm’s new light-emitting diode (LED) factory.

Eco Depot Introduces Its New High Bay LED Lighting Product - ICE PIPE

Sep 3, 2010 Eco Depot, Inc has added the new high lumen output 125 Watt high bay LED fixture ICE PIPE to their product line of commercial and industrial LED Lighting solutions.

Samsung Unveiled 65-inch LED 3D TV

Sep 3, 2010 Samsung has unveiled its latest 'ultra-slim' 65-inch LED-backbit 3D TV - LED C8000, the company claims it is the world's largest Full HD 3D LED TV.

ORNL Graphite Foam Technology Extends LED Lamp’s Life

Sep 2, 2010 James Klett of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a graphite foam technology that can help cool LED light fixtures and extend their lifespan, which has been licensed to LED North America.

New Lighting Solution for Hamburg’s Museum of Art and Industry

Sep 2, 2010 At the refurbished Museum of Art and Industry, the multifunctional Supersystem LED lighting system works at its best: paintings and sculptures are highlighted in all their facets by its attractive, brilliant light.

Cooper Lighting Introduces Recessed LED Indirect Luminaire

Sep 2, 2010 Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries plc, has introduced the io® lili, a 2' x 2' recessed LED indirect luminaire designed to replace comparable fluorescent alternatives for general lighting applications.

Jincos Introduces Eco×Smart+Green LED Bulb with Wide Dimming Range

Sep 2, 2010 Jincos LED lighting bulb series products provides wide dimming range from 2% to 100%, in contrast to most other dimmable bulbs from the market which only support 5% to 100%.

Cree Demonstrates High Quality 150-mm Silicon Carbide Substrates

Sep 2, 2010 Cree, Inc. announced that it has achieved a major breakthrough in the development and wide scale commercialization of silicon carbide (SiC) technology with the demonstration of high quality, 150-mm SiC substrates with micropipe densities of less than 10/cm2.

Taiwan’s LED Chipmaker Epistar Expected to Sign Patent Agreement with Japan’s Nichia or Toyoda Gosei

Aug 31, 2010 Taiwan’s No.1 LED chipmaker Epistar Inc. is expected to sign a patent cross-licensing agreement with its Japanese counterparts Nichia or Toyoda Gousei in a bid to further boost earnings and revenue.

LG Electronics Unveils New LED 3D TV Featuring ‘Nano’ Lighting

Aug 31, 2010 LG Electronics of South Korea has unveiled its new ultra thin LED-Backlit 3D TV based on LG’s next gen flat Panel featuring NANO lighting technology at the recently held 2010 Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin.

Burger King's First Energy Efficient Restaurant Shines With LED Technology From Everlight

Aug 31, 2010 BURGER KING has equipped its first energy-efficient restaurant, opened in early June in Waghäusel, Germany, with LED lighting technology from Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.

National Semiconductor's WEBENCH LED Architect Simplifies and Speeds Lighting Design

Aug 31, 2010 National Semiconductor Corp. has announced the addition of WEBENCH LED Architect to its award-winning portfolio of online WEBENCH® Designer tools.

Astera’s Wireless LED Event Lights Now Shipping

Aug 31, 2010 Astera, manufacturer of high-tech LED solutions, now offers his product range of wireless LED lights and controllers to the public.

Fascinating Effects with PLEXIGLAS Textured Sheet RADIANT

Aug 31, 2010 PLEXIGLAS Textured Sheet RADIANT, the new product that Evonik is set to offer from September, is guaranteed to grab attention.

ADI’s WLED Charge-Pump Backlight Driver

Aug 27, 2010 Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) of Norwood, Massachusetts USA, a producer of semiconductors for signal-processing applications, has introduced its new white LED charge-pump backlight driver - ADP8870.

GlacialLight Unveils New Generation Dynamo LED Torch Series - LT103 & LT263

Aug 27, 2010 GlacialTech Inc. has announced its latest innovations in LED Torch technology.The two new devices – Dynamo 2 LED Torch LT103 & PalmSiren Dynamo 3 LT263 – are geared for mountain climbing, home maintenance, camping, as well as emergency situations.

ProLight Opto Releases Crab Module Series for Downlight Replacement

Aug 27, 2010 ProLight Opto has recently launched a new module series (Crab module series) for commercial lighting applications, especially for incandescent bulbs and downlights replacement - PP2M-1LYP-006BN, PP2M-1LYP-007BN, PP2M-1LYP-008BN.

Osram Claims to Offer the First Full 60 Watt Incandescent Replacement LED Lamp on the Market

Aug 27, 2010 The OSRAM Parathom Classic A 60 with 12 Watt is the world's first LED lamp shaped like an incandescent lamp that fully replaces a conventional 60 Watt bulb – and at the same time cuts energy consumption by up to 90 percent.

Labsphere's TOCS LED Measurement System Conforms to LM-79 and LM-80 with Single Instrument

Aug 27, 2010 Labsphere’s new Thermal/Optical/Electrical LED Measurement Systems (TOCS) enables measurement of optical properties as a function of temperature and operating current using a single instrument.

Cree's XLamp MX-3 LED

Aug 27, 2010 Cree Inc. announces commercial availability of the new 100+ lumen XLamp MX-3 LED.

Full Luminosity in Edge-lit Applications with PLEXIGLAS EndLighten T

Aug 27, 2010 PLEXIGLAS EndLighten T is the new material from Evonik for edge-lit applications that will be available throughout Europe with effect from September.

NEW AIM LED From Burton Medical

Aug 26, 2010 Burton has introduced its new AIM LED, the most exciting revolution in diagnostic examination lighting.

Lextar Electronics to Expand its Production Capability

Aug 25, 2010 Taiwan’s LED chipmaker Lextar Electronics is expanding its production capability in September in order to adopt  MOCVD machines for 6-inch epitaxial wafers, which made Lextar may be the first LED chipmaker in Taiwan with such equipmentmake.

Burton Medical’s New Super Exam 50® LED

Aug 25, 2010 Burton Medical, Inc. has introduced its new Super Exam 50® LED. Burton said it can deliver higher illumination in a limited area for medical examination, including obstetrics, gynecology and emergency rooms.

Cleveland City Council Approves Controversial Lighting Plan

Aug 25, 2010 Cleveland City Council has approved a controversial plan to buy millions of dollars worth of LED lights for the city.

Dialight Introduces Its New DuroSite™ Series LED Wallpack Fixture

Aug 25, 2010 Dialight has introduced its new DuroSite Series LED Wallpack Luminaire offering superior energy savings and long-life performance for industrial and commercial applications.

JM Rental High-definition LED Screens Light up Marina Bay Sands Opening Celebration

Aug 25, 2010 Marina Bay Sands, Asia’s leading destination for business, leisure and entertainment, worked with Luminous EMC Singapore to organise an impactful Opening Celebration event involving 1,100 media and 2,500 VIPs.

NAB LED Lighting Introduces Epoxy Covering IP65 LED Strip

Aug 25, 2010 NAB LED Lighting introduces epoxy covring IP65 LED strip with 3M tape on the back.

Vexica Technology Launches Bespoke LED Product Service

Aug 25, 2010 LED experts Vexica Technology have announced an innovative bespoke LED product service that encompasses an array of core competencies

TESS Announces World’s First GX10q-4 Base LED PL (BB type) Lamp

Aug 25, 2010 TESS recently released a series of LED lighting products: 12W 1200 lumen LED bulb, 12W dimmable LED bulb, 3 steps color-temperature adjustable LED bulb, LED PL (BB type) lamp (4-Pin GX10q-4 base) and LED T8 tube all adopt CREE LEDs.

Veeco Authorizes Share Repurchases

Aug 25, 2010 Veeco Instruments Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $200 million of the Company's common stock over the next year.

Littelfuse Introduces PLED5HT Series Open LED Protector

Aug 24, 2010 Littelfuse, Inc. has introduced the PLED5HT Series circuit protection device that increases LED lighting string reliability. This new device, available in an SOT-89 package, maintains LED string brightness while improving LED reliability for the growing market for outdoor LED lighting and high-intensity LED applications with current draw up to 700 mA.

SGL Group Expands Isostatic Graphite Capacity Cater for Growth in Solar, LEDs and Semiconductors

Aug 24, 2010 To strengthen global market position, SGL Group will invest approximately €75 million into the capacity expansion of isostatic graphite to support the global growth in the solar energy, LED and semiconductor industries within the next 3 years.

Dow Chemical Expands LED Material Production and will Build a Plant in S. Korea

Aug 24, 2010 The top U.S. chemicals manufacturer Dow Chemical Co. will invest US$45 million to build a plant producing key electronic materials - LED and display panel components in South Korea and the facility will be located in the city of Cheonan, 92 kilometers south of Seoul.

Creative Technology Hong Kong Partners with Future Lighting Solutions to Develop LUXEON-Based LED Downlights for Asia & Europe

Aug 24, 2010 Future Lighting Solutions has announced a joint development project with Creative Technology Hong Kong Limited yielding a new line of solid state downlights manufactured under Creative Technology’s Mabushi brand.

ColorStars Group Launches COZIBRITE Downlight Series

Aug 24, 2010 Color Stars, Inc.( headquartered in Irvine, California, U.S.A. with manufacturing facilities in Taiwan) has announced the launching of the COZIBRITE-WHT-X-6 series of downlights.

Sharp New LED Ceiling Lights will Hit Japanese Market

Aug 20, 2010 Sharp’s new models of LED ceiling lights enable to come in an extremely thin design - measuring a mere 43mm at the thickest point, going all the way down to 8mm at the thinnest.

Hi Score and NexPhase Enter Agreement to Develop Energy Saving LED Street Lights

Aug 20, 2010 High Score Corporation has entered into a licensing agreement to develop a line of Energy Saving LED Street Lights and Parking Lot Lights with NexPhase Lighting.

LG Display to Show 31-inch OLED TV and 72-inch 3D LED TV at IFA Show

Aug 20, 2010 LG Display of Korea will show off a 31-inch OLED TV at the IFA show. LGD said the TV is the biggest of its type.

AIXTRON MOCVD R&D System to Form Hub of New INCT-DISSE Materials Project at University of Rio de Janeiro

Aug 19, 2010 AIXTRON AG announced a new order for one AIX 200, 1x2 inch configuration deposition system from the Pontificial Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil.

Chemical manufacturer Chemtura expands capacity and forms Korean joint venture targeting HB-LEDs

Aug 19, 2010 Chemtura Organometallics GmbH of Bergkamen, Germany, a subsidiary of US-based specialty chemical manufacturer Chemtura Corp. announces that the company will further expand Bergkamen plant to provide a sustainable supply for tomorrow's global customer requirements of the specialty chemicals trimethylaluminum (TMA), methylaluminoxane (MAO), and diethylzinc (DEZ).

New LED Drivers Optimized for Notebooks, Netbooks, Monitors and Portable TVs from AnalogicTech

Aug 19, 2010 Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. (AnalogicTech) has introduced its AAT1409/7/5 family of multi-string LED backlight drivers.

Cree Brings the LED Lighting Revolution to The Home Depot

Aug 19, 2010 LED lighting company Cree announced that the company has supplied the most energy-efficient LED downlights to Home Depot for sale online.

Viewsonic Announced all of its PC Displays will Feature LED technology by Early 2011

Aug 19, 2010 American display manufacturer ViewSonic has released its newest display, the VX2250wm-LED, a 22-inch LED backlight display and announced that all of its PC displays will feature LED technology by early 2011.

ARC Solid-State Lighting Corp. Introduces LED 12-Channel Mini Controller ARC3004-W with RF Module

Aug 19, 2010 ARC3004-W is the mini controller designed for the LED advertising and indoor commercial lighting, LED ambient atmosphere & decorative lighting.

Spacecannon´s LED Custom Fixtures Make Helix Bridge Gleam in Beautiful Light

Aug 19, 2010 Singapore is hosting the Youth Olympic Games now. One of its special attractions is the Helix Bridge.The special spiral design of the bridge takes its inspiration from the structure of DNA: the element at the root of life, which in fact symbolises life, renewal and growth.

GE's New Tetra PowerMAX LED Lighting System

Aug 19, 2010 GE Lumination is launching the new Tetra PowerMAX LED (light-emitting diodes) lighting system that produces bright, white light and outstanding uniformity in channel letters greater than 3 feet tall for large sign manufacturing.

Transit Company Switches to LumaSmart LED Wallpacks

Aug 18, 2010 Northern Border In-Transit, LLC (NBIT) located in Detroit, Michigan, has selected Lumasmart to upgrade its exterior lighting with LED wallpacks.

Luminus Licenses its PhlatLight Technology to Epistar

Aug 18, 2010 Luminus Devices, developer and manufacturer of high light output PhlatLight® LEDs, has announced a licensing agreement with Epistar that enables the company to manufacture LEDs on the PhlatLight platform.

Albeo Technologies’s LED Lighting Lights up Jackson Hole Airport

Aug 18, 2010 Located at the base of the Teton Mountains, the Jackson Hole Airport needed a superior lighting solution, which now has installed Albeo Technologies’s LED Lighting.

Gekko Technology to Unveil High-brightness LED Light at IBC2010

Aug 18, 2010 Gekko Technology will add the high-brightness LED light to its karess range of LED-based video and film lighting equipment at IBC2010 in Amsterdam, Sept. 10~14.

AIXTRON Receives Repeat Order From Philips Lumileds for Multiple G4 HT MOCVD Planetary Reactor systems

Aug 17, 2010 AIXTRON AG announced that in the second quarter Philips Lumileds Lighting Company, a world leading manufacturer of high-power light emitting diodes (LEDs) has placed a repeat order for multiple AIX 2800G4 HT MOCVD reactors which will be used for the production of its LUXEON power LEDs.

Japan's Asahi Kasei Invests in Crystal IS to Develop LED Substrates

Aug 17, 2010 Japan's Asahi Kasei Corp. has signed a joint development agreement with Crystal IS Inc., a developer of ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UVC LEDs).  Asahi Kasei has also invested $2 million in Crystal IS.

Meyda Custom Lighting Launches Its New Boberick LED Wall Sconce

Aug 17, 2010 Meyda Custom Lighting, a Meyda Tiffany company and a leading manufacturer and designer of custom lighting and décor, has launched the handsome Boberick wall sconce featuring state of the art LED technology.

NAB LED Lighting Releases Integration High Power LED

Aug 17, 2010 NAB LED Lighting announces the launch of Integration High Power LED.

Enfis to Light up Asian Games NBA Stadium in Guangzhou, China

Aug 17, 2010 Enfis Group has secured the contract to supply LED arrays and drivers for the NBA Stadium under construction in Guangzhou, China for this November’s Asian games.

Carmanah Announces Q2 2010 Results

Aug 16, 2010 Carmanah Technologies Corporation  have announced its second quarter financial results for the three-month period ending June 2010.

A Bus Stop of LA City Installed Carmanah Solar LED Lighting

Aug 16, 2010 Carmanah EverGEN 1710 solar LED lighting systems have been installed to provide illumination at a busy city bus stop near the LA City Department of Public Works Office Complex.

The World’s Biggest 3D LED TV from Samsung

Aug 16, 2010 Samsung has announced three new 3D TVs in the US, one of which is the world’s largest 3D LED TV.

Nexxus Lighting Reports Second Quarter 2010 Results

Aug 16, 2010 Nexxus Lighting, Inc. has released its sales revenue of second quarter 2010. The company revenue increases by 43% to $3.7 million compared to the prior year quarter. Gross profit increased to $873,000 on higher sales volume, compared to $650,000 in Q2 2009.

OSRAM LEDs Illuminate Uruguay Bridge

Aug 16, 2010 Spectacular dynamic outdoor lighting with OSRAM LED shows the Uruguay bridge in Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina, in a completely new light.

Europe's First All-LED Industrial Plant Lit by Cree LEDs

Aug 14, 2010 Located in Etten Leur, the Netherlands, the full-service consumer products packaging plant is owned and operated by Kompak. All interior and exterior lighting fixtures feature more than 100,000 Cree XLamp(R) LEDs, which were developed and installed by LedNed, a Dutch LED lighting pioneer.

Ningbo Yuanyang Announces LED Street Light for the US and Europe

Aug 14, 2010 Ningbo Yuanyang LEDUNF announced the launch of the popular selling 60W/80W LED Street Lamp for Europe and U.S.A which is used for city streets, residential areas, industrial areas, sidewalks, squares, parks, schools, villas, garden lighting and othert places.

MP Lighting’s L141 LED Downlight with a Field Replaceable Lamp

Aug 14, 2010 MP Lighting have announced L141 LED Downlight.

Epistar Corporation Invests in LED Innovator Oree, Inc.

Aug 14, 2010 Oree Inc., developer of LED planar illumination technology, announced that it has secured an investment from Epistar Corporation, Taiwan’s manufacturer of LED chips. The funding is a demonstration of the strong strategic relationship between the two companies.

Flexible LED Display Panels from Huasun Science

Aug 13, 2010 Huasun Science has announced the flexible LED display panels.

Fully-integrated Solar Powered LED Street Light From Enertia Engineering

Aug 13, 2010 Enertia Engineering Ltd., an electrical equipment company, has announced the first commercially available fully-integrated solar powered street light called the EnerSolar Street Light.

Lighthouse LED Display Brings Eco Advertising to the Philippines

Aug 13, 2010 In an effort to educate and promote its citizens about the importance of environmental protection, the municipality of Carmona, Cavite selected LED display solutions provider Lighthouse Technologies Ltd. (Lighthouse) to install its new “Green Channel” LED display.

Semtech’s 10-channel White LED Driver

Aug 13, 2010 Semtech Corp., a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced the SC442, its first 10-channel white LED driver with an integrated 3A boost power switch.

Medien Werkzeuge Installs LED Walls for Beach Volleyball Grand Slam

Aug 13, 2010 The six-day Beach Volleyball Grand Slam at the Wörthersee (Austria) ended last Sunday. Medien Werkzeuge, the provider of LED Screens throughout Europe, has been a fixed starter at this event for the last six years. In 2010, Medien Werkzeuge put up four video walls and one LED board in and around the stadium. The materials used were cutting edge: digitTILE 12 with SMD technology.

New Web Sites Focused on Lighting Legislation

Aug 13, 2010 General Electric (GE) has launched two new web sites that together with its existing Environmental Information Center site will educate consumers and businesses on the transition to energy saving lighting options such as LED-based solid-state lighting (SSL).

Konika Minolta Releases the New Chroma Meter CL-200A

Aug 13, 2010 Konica Minolta Sensing, Inc. announces the introduction of the new lightweight portable Chroma Meter CL-200A suitable for measuring the colour temperature of white LEDs and other Light sources.

Count On Tools Expanded LED Nozzle Series

Aug 13, 2010 Count On Tools Inc., a provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, announces the expansion of its LED nozzle series.

Nexxus Lighting Unveils 2nd Generation Array LED Replacement Lamps

Aug 13, 2010 Nexxus Lighting, Inc.announced the production of its 2nd generation Array Lighting line of products.

New Line Driver NCS5650 from ON Semiconductor

Aug 12, 2010 ON Semiconductor designed a new line driver NCS5650, which was available in Power Line Carrier communications applications such as smart metering, industrial control and street lighting.

Cree's Annual Revenue and Annual Net Income for Fiscal Year 2010

Aug 12, 2010 Cree announced its annual revenue and annual net income. Its record revenue has achieved to $264.6 million for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, ended June 27, 2010.

AS3676 from Austriamicrosystems

Aug 10, 2010 Austriamicrosystems AS3676 is a light management unit, which is available in flexible power management for LEDs. It fits for portable devices and highlights ALS and DLS.

The New GlacialLight LED Dimming Solution

Aug 10, 2010 GlacialTech Inc. introduces the novel GL-BR20D/30D/40D Series LED Bulbs that are exquisite 110/220VAC LED retrofits for conventional BR halogen bulbs.

Spectroline® OPX-3000 OPTIMAX™ 3000 - Leak Detection Flashlight

Aug 10, 2010 Spectronics Corporation has revealed the world's most powerful, portable fluorescent leak detection flashlight, the new Spectroline® OPX-3000 OPTIMAX™ 3000.

SemiLEDs Files for $172.5 Million US IPO

Aug 10, 2010 SemiLEDs plans a $172.5 million initial public offering of stock.The company was filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Rubicon Announces Financials and 6-in LED Wafer Agreement

Aug 10, 2010 Rubicon Technology, Inc. a provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, Semiconductor, and Optical industries, reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2010 and announced the signing of an agreement with a key LED customer for the supply of six inch polished substrates.

Cree Extends EasyWhite Technology to Its LED Module Family

Aug 10, 2010 Cree, Inc. expands its LED Module LMR4 product line with the introduction of Cree EasyWhite™ technology and a broad range of available color temperatures.

Genesis LED Solutions joins Texas Green Network

Aug 10, 2010 Genesis LED Solutions (GLS) has announced its recent membership with the Texas Green Network.

Cree to Light up the World's First All LED Habitat for Humanity house

Aug 10, 2010 Cree partnerships with Habitat for Humanity of Durham to light up the construction on the world's first Habitat for Humanity house with its newest LED downlight, the CR6 downlight and other LED products.

UPS Expo, a 3-day Exhibition of Energy Saving Solutions

Aug 9, 2010 A three day trade show of Uninterrupted Power Supply ( UPS), Inverters, Batteries, Solar equipment, Power Storage Devices, Alternate Energy solutions was organized in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, from August 6 to 8th.

Daktronics' ProPixel LED Video Systems to be installed in Phoenix Island

Aug 9, 2010 Sanya Phoenix Island Development of China and Daktronics Inc. of Brookings, South Dakota, USA, will team up to embellish the Phoenix Island with LED stick video elements.

LED Back Lights for Machine Vision at LDDLIGHT.com

Aug 7, 2010 The new IDHM Series Direct LED Back Lights from LDDLIGHT.com employ high output chip LEDs mounted in a dense array directly below a diffuser, resulting in highly uniform and intense light from a very thin package.

Phihong's Open-Frame LED Driver Provides up to 90W of Power

Aug 7, 2010 Phihong has developed an LED driver capable of supplying 90W of power for use in indoor lighting.

NanoMarkets' New Report Sees $6.0 billion OLED Lighting Markets by 2015

Aug 7, 2010 Glen Allen, VA - NanoMarkets has just published its latest forecasts of worldwide OLED lighting markets.

GPAC uses LEDs as part of sustainable new venue

Aug 7, 2010 The Ford Theatre at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC)recently underwent an extensive makeover thanks to a $3 million grant from Arts Victoria.

Optiled and ASTRI Collaborate to Bring Innovative LED Lighting Products to Hong Kong

Aug 6, 2010 LED lighting solution provider Optiled Lighting International Ltd. (Optiled) has successfully launched its Super Star LED lighting product series.

Foshan Partners With Bridgelux

Aug 6, 2010 Foshan Electrical and Lighting Company has entered a partnership with Bridgelux targeted at producing new LED-based SSL products with lower overall system costs.

Schréder Lighting USA Launches ISLA LED

Aug 6, 2010 Schréder Lighting USA introduces ISLA LED luminaire.

Spark Releases Super Bright LED Ceiling Light With CREE LEDs

Aug 6, 2010 SPARK LED ceiling lighting with CREE LEDs series are designed to be ceiling mounted for down lighting application.

Lighting Orient Releases LED High Bay Lights With PC Reflectors

Aug 6, 2010 Lighting Orient released LED high bay lights with PC reflectors in order to meet requirements on both commercial lighting and industrial lighting.

Philips Lighting Releases ELG Generation 2

Aug 6, 2010 Emco Lighting by Philips Gardco has introduced the Emco LED Garage Generation 2 (ELG) luminaire.

ALT—the first LED manufacturer that acquires Taiwan CNS Mark in the world

Aug 6, 2010 After acquiring UL, CE, FCC, ETL, and TUV international safety certifications, Aeon Lighting Technology (ALT) continues the challenge to obtain the Chinese National Standards (CNS) Mark. ALT has announced that by August 2010, the company will have acquired the CNS 15233 Mark, which is the toughest mark to get in the world. ALT will become the first high power LED lighting manufacturer with the CNS 15233 Mark verified by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection (BSMI).

Traxon Technologies and e:cue illuminate car park of Siemens

Aug 5, 2010 The parking garage at the headquarters of Siemens Building Technologies Division, Zug, Switzerland, has been illuminated with 25,900 LEDs.

IQE Subsidiary NanoGaN Acquired Two Separate Patents for Nanocolumn Technology

Aug 5, 2010 IQE subsidiary NanoGaN has acquired two separate patents, patent 2008-549935 granted by the Japan Patent Office and patent No.2446471 granted by the UK patent office for its nanocolumn technology.

Philips Lumileds Crosses 1 Billion LUXEON LED Benchmark

Aug 5, 2010 Philips Lumileds has created one billionth LUXEON power LED shipment in the 2nd quarter of 2010.

New 10 Watt LED Lamp Produced by LEDON Lamp GmbH

Aug 5, 2010 The Austrian company LEDON Lamp has produced the new 10 W LED lamp.

Britta LED Solar Garden Lights

Aug 3, 2010 LEDs aren’t just for flashlights in your pocket or lightbulbs in your home. They can also be an easy way to add some flare to your garden without having to run wires or even use electricity to power them. Britta Products has introduced LED Solar Cornet Shaped Hanging Garden Lights .

The Lighting Industry Awards 2010 go to…

Aug 3, 2010 The first Lighting Industry Awards were held by The Lighting Association at a Gala Dinner in Stratford upon Avon on July 14th.

Q-Spot LED Series from CHAUVET

Aug 3, 2010 CHAUVET announces the arrival of the Q-Spot 260-LED and the Q-Spot 160-LED.

City of Chicago Testing PolyBrite International’s New Borealis LED Streetlights

Aug 3, 2010 PolyBrite International, Inc., developer of the Borealis® brand Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lighting Systems, announced that the City of Chicago has installed new Borealis LED streetlights as part of a test pilot program.

San Diego State University Selects Lithonia Lighting RTLED For First LED Lighting Project

Aug 3, 2010 San Diego State University took the first step toward LED lighting by installing Lithonia Lighting RTLED in a new 215-person lecture hall. This is the first LED lighting project the University completed.

New LED Street Lamp from Unilighting

Aug 2, 2010 Unilighting Co., Ltd announced the launch of the 60/80W LED Street Lamp which is widely used for city streets, residential areas, industrial areas, sidewalks, squares, parks, schools, villas, garden lighting and othert places.

Topco Energy Saving System Makes Use of Japan's LED Bulb Market

Aug 2, 2010 Topco Energy Saving System schedules to achieve a 20% share of the Japanese market for LED bulbs this year.

Peaceful Thriving Enterprise's 7339 Voltage Tester Equipped with LED

Aug 2, 2010 Peaceful Thriving Enterprise Co., Ltd. announced the launch of the good selling the newest 7339 Voltage Tester.

Linear's new converter - the LT3596

Aug 2, 2010 Linear Technology has designed a 60V, 1MHz step-down DC/DC converter to drive up to 30 LEDs in a display.

ON Semiconductor Receives Digi-Key’s Exceptional Sales Performance Award

Aug 2, 2010 Digi-Key has honored ON Semiconductor with the 2010 Exceptional Sales Performance Award.

Spark LED Street Lights Have Passed The American Ul Certificate

Aug 1, 2010 SPARK LED street lights have passed the American UL certificate, CE approval and RoHS approval.

Siemens Sells Assembly Systems Business To Asm Pacific Technology

Aug 1, 2010 Siemens will sell its assembly systems business (Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems / SEAS) to ASM Pacific Technology (ASMPT), headquartered in Hong Kong.

Sony Prototype 360-Degree Autostereoscopic Display

Jul 30, 2010 Sony have developed a prototype 360-degree autostereoscopic display called RayModeler, allowing viewers to see full colour volumetric objects from 360-degree. And no special 3D glasses are needed to see the 3D images.

The New GlacialLight Dimming Solution –GL-BR20D/30D/40D Series LED Bulbs

Jul 30, 2010 GlacialTech Inc. introduces the novel GL-BR20D/30D/40D Series LED Bulbs that are high quality 90-132/180-264V AC LED replacement lamps.

OSRAM’s OLED Panel Is Awarded Product Of The Year By French ElectronicS Journal Electroniques

Jul 30, 2010 The ultra-flat OSRAM’s Orbeos OLED panel wins the Electron d’Or Award for product of the year in the Opto/Display category.

AIXTRON Announced The Financial Results For The First Half Of 2010

Jul 30, 2010 AIXTRON did the positive business performance in H1/2010 due to the continuing healthy demand, beneficial volume effects, and a stronger US Dollar.

3D-compatible Cell Regza LCD TVs revealed by Toshiba

Jul 30, 2010 Toshiba announced 3D-compatible Cell Regza LCD TVs and it will start releasing these in August 2010 in Japan along with the "Regza Blu-ray" Blu-ray Disc (BD) recorders.

Delta’s High Quality LED Walls At Media Expo 2010

Jul 30, 2010 Delta is presenting its premium range of High quality LED walls at Media EXPO 2010 at Pragati Maidan on 30th July’10.

Passion LED Lighting's Soft/Flexible LED Curtain Screen

Jul 29, 2010 Quickly delpoy video super large spaces with Flex LED Curtain Screen, a flexible LED video screen with stable display performance. Flex LED Curtain Screen can bend, wrap, drape, and fold to conform to even the most unusual designs; Yet it is equally fuctional and stunning when quickly rolled out flat to creat a video screen.

Fairchild Semiconductor’s Solution for LED Street Lighting

Jul 29, 2010 Fairchild Semiconductor’s China-based Global Power Resource SM Centre (GPRC) has developed a complete LED street lighting solution.

Ambergreat LED Gas Station Light

Jul 29, 2010 Ambergreat introduces LED Gas Station Light, LED Canopy Lamp.

Hinkley Lighting’s Landscape Lighting System

Jul 29, 2010 Hinkley Lighting’s NEXUS LED 15v High Performance Landscape Lighting System combines the latest in cutting-edge LED technology with the ultimate in high-end landscape lighting design to create a modern, energy saving outdoor lighting system.

ATG Launches Economy Version T8 LED Tubes: iBright I58i

Jul 29, 2010 iBright I58i T8 LED Tube is an economy solution for fluorescent replacement, which can directly drop into existing lighting fixtures.

D-LED Technology Introduces a 4 Channel Plug and Play LED Controller

Jul 29, 2010 D-LED has now extended its MegaACE LED engine range with a new 4 channel (RGBW) model.

DOE’s New Consumer-Education Campaign On Energy-Saving Lighting

Jul 28, 2010 The US Department of Energy (DOE) used its SSL Market Introduction Workshop in Philadelphia as a venue to preview a new consumer-education campaign to promote green lighting options including LED-based SSL. The DOE will partner with GE, Philips, Cree, Osram Sylvania, Home Depot, Costco Wholesale, and Grainger to promote LED-based solid-state lighting (SSL) and other energy-saving lighting options.

Osram High Pressure Discharge Lamps Premiered At The World Expo In Shanghai

Jul 27, 2010 OSRAM has presented the new HTI 1500W/60/P50 Lok-it! system high-pressure discharge lamp for entertainment lighting at the opening event and in other applications (more than 40 buildings) at Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

Murata Revealed Power Supply Module For LED Lamps At Tokyo Techno-Frontier 2010 Trade Show

Jul 27, 2010 At Tokyo Techno-frontier 2010 trade show (July 21-23), Murata revealed a digital power supply module for LED lamps. These were developed for a Japan-based LED lighting manufacturer, Clear Sodick, but it is also considering selling the module to other companies.

Shanghai Epilight Selects Veeco's MOCVD Systems for Its LED Manufacturing Capacity Ramp

Jul 27, 2010 Shanghai Epilight Technology Company Ltd., one of the largest LED manufacturers in China, placed a multi-tool order for Veeco TurboDisc(R) K465i(TM) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems. The equipment is for Epilight's planned capacity expansion at their Shanghai high-brightness light emitting diode (HB-LED) fab.

Supertex's LED Lamp Drivers For Automotive Solid-State Lighting Applications

Jul 27, 2010 Supertex Inc.offers two collections of LED lamp drivers, the AT9917 and AT9932 LED lamp driver ICs for car solid-state lighting, such as automobile head lights, tail lights, indicator lights, dome lights, and panel backlights.

Applied Materials Shifts From 'Sunfab' Thin-Film Lines To C-Si Solar And Led Technology

Jul 27, 2010 Applied Materials will stop selling its 'SunFab' thin-film lines and focus on c-Si and LED manufacturing equipment and technology.

Qnuru and Visible Light Solar Put the Shine on BMW’s Ohio Customer Service Facility

Jul 27, 2010 Qnuru and Visible Light Solar Technologies announced that BMW has upgraded the exterior lighting at its Hilliard, Ohio customer service center with Visible Light Solar's energy efficient Vector LED Light Bulbs.

Acuity Brands Gets Financial Support to Develop Its Solid-State Lighting Solutions

Jul 27, 2010 Acuity Brands has got two kinds of financial support to develop its Solid-State Lighting solutions.
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Three New Led Monitors From Acer America

Jul 27, 2010 Acer America displays three kinds of LED monitors, S201HL, S211HL and S231HL.This S1 series feature ultra-thin frames and eco-conscious designs.

VEECO Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results

Jul 27, 2010 VEECO has stated its financial results based on GAAP for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Single 1500-Ma Led Flash Driver Improves Picture Quality For Camera-Enabled Cell Phones

Jul 26, 2010 Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications, has introduced the ADP1650 1500-mA white LED driver.

12,000 LUXEON Rebel LEDs Illuminate Major Bridge in Harbin, China

Jul 23, 2010 Future Lighting Solutions announced the completion of a bridge lighting project in the Chinese city of Harbin utilizing 1,288 linear floodlights containing 12,000 LUXEON Rebel LEDs.

Free tutorials about LEDs

Jul 23, 2010 San Francisco-based LED lighting retailer Elemental LED recently launched LEDucation, an online learning center for all things LED.

ACDC's New Range of Downlights Offer Massive Savings on Energy

Jul 23, 2010 ACDC offers two brand new additions to LED downlight series.

Edison Opto Introduces New Planar Light Source - EdiPower II

Jul 23, 2010 Edison Opto expands its product portfolio with the newly developed EdiPower II series, featuring low-power consumption, long life, high reliability and performance.

i2Systems’ Apeiron recessed elevator lights provide 70% energy savings

Jul 22, 2010 i2Systems is now shipping the first solid state elevator downlights to be rolled out in volume, chopping energy consumption by 75% over conventional halogen models.

Vishay Releases New VLMx51 Series of Red, Amber, Yellow, and White Power SMD LEDs

Jul 22, 2010 Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of new red, amber, yellow, and white power SMD LEDs in the compact PLCC2 Plus package - the VLMx51 series.

Nextreme Expands Engineering Consulting Services to Rapidly Solve Thermal And Power Management Issues

Jul 22, 2010 Nextreme Thermal Solutions has announced the expansion of its services offerings to include materials evaluation and characterization services.

Citizen CL-L251 from Marl

Jul 22, 2010 Available in the UK from Marl Optosource, the 4.5W Citizen CL-L251 delivers 290 lumens of light output at a colour temperature of 3000K with colour rendering “Ra85”, equivalent to a standard 20W MR16 halogen.

Aurora Lighting to Partner With Ledzworld Technology

Jul 22, 2010 Aurora Lighting has announced an exclusive partnership with Ledzworld Technology, becoming European distributor for a new line of professional LED solutions. The new lamp series has been developed in the Netherlands and Malaysia and comprises an array of halogen and incandescent lamp replacements.

New iTHERM-100 System From Advanced Thermal Solutions

Jul 22, 2010 Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) has introduced the iTHERM-100™ Test Station, a turnkey system of laboratory instruments and sensors for studies that require precise air flow velocity and temperature measurement. Applications include thermal management studies on boards, heat sinks, fans, ATCA cards, and racks.

WAC Lighting’s LEDme Quick Connect Socket Sets

Jul 22, 2010 WAC Lighting, lighting manufacturer and designer, unveils LEDme Quick Connect Socket Sets utilizing the latest LED technology.

Crystal is, inc. Announces World's Best-performing Ultraviolet LEDs for Clean Water

Jul 21, 2010 Crystal IS, Inc. designed world's best-performing ultraviolet LEDs at the optimal germicidal wavelength, 250nm. The unique diodes are fabricated on a proprietary AlN substrate.

Hella Eco StreetLight

Jul 21, 2010 Hella reveals a new line of "Green" LED street-lighting products, aiming at replacing conventional lighting on streets, parking lots and commercial property over North America.

New Chip Platform from Osram Increases LED Efficiency by 30%

Jul 21, 2010 Developers at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors have succeeded in increasing the efficiency of red thin-film LEDs by 30% – a new record.

General Electric partners with Konica Minolta to make OLED lighting breakthrough

Jul 21, 2010 General Electric and Konica Minolta have achieved 56 lumens-per-watt efficiency, proving that flexible, white OLED lighting devices can be made at low cost using "solution-coatable" materials.They plan to manufacture OLEDs using high-speed, roll-to-roll processes rather than the vacuum-based batch processes in the OLED display industry.

Cree Multichip XLamp MP-L and MC-E EasyWhite LEDs

Jul 21, 2010 Cree reveals the industry's smallest warm and neutral bins,multichip XLamp® MP-L and MC-E EasyWhite™ LEDs.

TSMC to set up new Taiwan plant

Jul 21, 2010 TSMC will set up a new plant with more than $9.4 billion in Taichung, Taiwan. The new plant has a total site area of 18.4ha and will have a building area of 430,000sqm and clean room area of 104,000sqm. It's reported to create 8,000 jobs over the next few years.

A spherical LED screen at the Expo 2010 Shanghai China

Jul 21, 2010 A spherical screen made with one million LEDs is shown at the Expo 2010 Shanghai China. It’s designed and manufactured by Opto Tech Corp, a business partner of Nichia Corp.

ON Semiconductor to Acquire SANYO Semiconductor from SANYO Electric in Strategic Transaction

Jul 20, 2010 ON Semiconductor Corporation  and SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. announced the signing of a definitive purchase agreement providing for the acquisition of SANYO Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of SANYO Electric, and other assets related to SANYO Electric's semiconductor business, by ON Semiconductor in a cash and stock transaction with a purchase price of approximately $366 million (¥33.0 billion), subject to adjustment pursuant to the terms of the transaction. Based on the most recently completed quarter, SANYO Semiconductor's annualized revenue was approximately $1.2 billion and the annualized revenue of the combined entity would be approximately $3.5 billion. The acquisition is expected to be completed before the end of 2010.

A pair of fiber optic heels lit by a LED

Jul 20, 2010 Italian designer Francesca Castagnacci created a pair of heels which were made from strands of fiber optics as thin as human hair and lit by a LED.

Sharp Introduces 6 LED Bulbs in 3 Types into the Japanese Market

Jul 20, 2010 Sharp Corporation introduces into the Japanese market six new LED lamp models.

i2Systems Delivers LED Elevator Downlights

Jul 20, 2010 i2Systems is now shipping the first solid state elevator downlights to be rolled out in volume - Apeiron A1161.

Kremlin Palace Is One The Largest Architectural LED Installations Worldwide

Jul 20, 2010 The State Kremlin Palace, a famous center for Russia’s political and cultural life, has been updated and remodeled by architects from the studio OTASH.

New LED Driver from eldoLED - LINEARdrive DC 100

Jul 19, 2010 eldoLED introduced a new LED driver - the LINEARdrive DC 100, which  targets at lighting applications that use a large number of low-power LEDs and meet UL Class 2 requirements for the North American lighting market.

HEICO Lighting Expands its Contactless LED Series

Jul 19, 2010 HEICO Lighting has released the D-LEDbar – special offer for casinos, hotels, resorts, and commercial and residential applications. D-LEDbar™ can also be used in a variety of retail and architectural applications such as display lighting, cove lighting, accents & perimeters, kitchen countertops, refrigerated displays, glass door freezers, task lighting, etc..

EV Group's First Fully Automated Wafer Bonding System for High-Brightness LED Manufacturing

Jul 19, 2010 EV Group (EVG) announced that it has introduced the EVG560HBL wafer bonder-the industry's first fully automated wafer bonding system for high-brightness light emitting diode (HB-LED) manufacturing.  The system features a new design for multi-substrate bonding and is capable of throughput rates of 160 bonds per hour.  

Powerball HCI-TX/P by OSRAM is the smallest discharge lamp with explosion protection

Jul 19, 2010 The new OSRAM Powerball HCI-TX/P high intensity discharge lamp with a round ceramic burner is very safe thanks to its explosion protection.

FOS Distributes LumenPulse in UK and Ireland

Jul 14, 2010 Leeds-based Fibre Optic Systems has announced the availability of the range of LED luminaires from Canadian manufacturer, Lumenpulse. FOS has taken on the distribution for the UK and Ireland.

Mustard Maker G.S. Dunn Installs Dialight Durosite LED High Bay Fixtures (Video)

Jul 12, 2010 G.S. Dunn quality control and inspection facility in Hamilton, Ontario replaced 18 of its 450W metal halide units with Dialight’s DuroSite LED High Bay fixtures.

EKTA’s LED Display Greeted Visitors at the UEFA Europa League Final

Jun 10, 2010 EKTA’s iLVM 6C bf LED display - with 6-mm real pixel pitch and enhanced contrast ratio - was used during the inaugural UEFA Europa League final with Club Atlético de Madrid triumphant against Fulham FC. The circular, 1.9 m high and 4 m in diameter, LED display was installed suspended from the ceiling in the entry to the Platinum Lounge of the Hamburg Arena Stadium. This rental project was carried out by EKTA Vision GmbH, EKTA’s representative in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

ALT launches LED promotion campaign at Photonics Festival

Jun 10, 2010 Aeon Lighting Technology Inc. (ALT), a leading global manufacturer of high power LED lighting products, launched “Donate USD$1, Save the Earth” campaign during Photonics Festival in Taiwan, offering its award-winning LED lighting product – Aurora MR16 with USD$1 per piece!

Matrix Lighting will showcase VIRIBRIGHT LED lamps at NeoCon Trade Fair

Jun 10, 2010 Matrix Lighting Inc will be showcasing the newly designed 5W LED Light Bulb as well the new LED T8 Tubes at NeoCon World's Trade Fair 2010 (June 14 - 16, 2010, Chicago, USA).

Everlight, LG, and Amtran form LED packaging joint venture

Jun 10, 2010 Everlight Electronics has announced its intention to launch a new company focused on LEDs for TV backlights with partners LG Display and Amtran Technology. The joint venture will be capitalized with $30 million, will be based in WeJiang City, JiangSu Province, China, and plans to start mass production by year's end.

Epistar expands with Huga investment and Win Semiconductor partnership

Jun 10, 2010 The leading Taiwanese LED chip maker Epistar will invest in and partner with Huga Optotech. Epistar will become Huga's largest shareholder and Win Semiconductor will also invest in Huga.

GE retrofit LED lamp wins Energy Saving Trust approval

Jun 10, 2010 A 4-watt GU10 LED from GE Lighting is the first retrofit LED lamp to gain approval by the UK's Energy Saving Trust's product certification scheme. The lamp is now permitted to carry a Recommended label, allowing costumers to recognize energy-efficient products.

DOE recommends new approach to LED luminaire lifetime ratings

Jun 10, 2010 The DOE has published a new recommendation for testing and reporting LED luminaire lifetime that accounts both for failure attributable to declining light output or lumen maintenance, and to catastrophic failure of the luminaire.

Chroma-Q LEDs Provide Effective Visuals for Eurovision Song Contest Oslo 2010

Jun 5, 2010 Lighting designer Al Gurdon specified nearly 1,900 Chroma-Q LED fixtures to provide a stunning lighting and video effects wall forming the centrepiece of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.

Ledium designs new micro LED spotlamps with Luxeon Rebel LEDs

Jun 5, 2010 The Ledium Morino has launched a new line of LED spot lamp with the new generation Luxeon Rebels. The lamp is made from solid anodized aluminium and could be rotated by 180 degrees.

Fairchild Semiconductor's LED Drivers for Mobile Handsets

Jun 5, 2010 Fairchild Semiconductor introduces two LED drivers, FAN5701 and FAN5702 which deliver 92 percent peak efficiency and are designed for mobile handsets, gaming devices, MP3 players and other small display applications.

Zenaro Announces a New Electronic Power Supply Series Designed for LED Indoor/Outdoor Lighting

Jun 2, 2010 Zenaro Lighting Alliance introduces a new line of electronic power supplies specially designed for LED indoor/outdoor lighting applications.

Ringdale and Sojitz Partner on LED Luminaires for the Japanese Market

Jun 2, 2010 Ringdale, based in Austin, TX, has signed an exclusive licensing, manufacturing, and distribution contract with Sojitz Systems that covers the region of Japan. Sojitz will manufacture and sell a wide variety of indoor and outdoor solid-state-lighting (SSL) luminaires that are based on Ringdale's ActiveLED luminaire product line.

“Light Shaping Filters” From Elation Instantly Give Any LED Fixture A Wider Beam Angle

Jun 1, 2010 With new LSF Series Light Shaping Filters from Elation Professional you can smooth out or widen the beam angle of any LED fixture. Elation Light Shaping Filters attach to a gel frame or the inside of an LED's casing in minutes-- to add 10°, 20°, 30° or a linear beam shape effect to its beam angle.

Diodes Incorporated Announces a Versatile LED Driver

Jun 1, 2010 Diodes Incorporated announces a multi-topology LED driver IC designed to increase the reliability of high brightness lamps in automotive, industrial, and commercial lighting systems. The ZXLD1370 LED driver controller operates in buck, boost, and buck-boost modes. It combines patent pending control loops and high-side current sensing to ensure accurate current control of LED strings.

Everlight Introduces the New Shwo LED Lighting Series

Jun 1, 2010 Everlight Electronics introduces high power, high brightness LED package, the "Shwo" Series - powerful, bright and economic (superb $/lm) LED series in a compact ceramic package.

The Shwo series is a surface-mount high-power device featuring high brightness combined with a compact size (3.5x3.5x1.85mm) that is suitable for all kinds of lighting applications such as general illumination, flash, spot, signal, industrial and commercial lighting.

Seoul Semiconductor Signs a Sales Network Agreement with Excelpoint

Jun 1, 2010 Seoul Semiconductor, a world-leading LED manufacturer has announced signing a sales agreement with Excelpoint Technology Ltd., a total-solution company in the field of electronics headquartered in Singapore. Excelpoint will represent the products of Seoul Semiconductor, including the ultra-small high-efficiency LED products and the world’s first AC-driven LED, Acriche. Excelpoint was given the right to represent Seoul Semiconductor in Asian countries including China and India, and it is expected to be a major factor in Seoul Semiconductor increasing its presence in the Asian market.

GLT introduces its New Edge-lit LED Troffer Downlight

May 26, 2010 Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) has created a new troffer downlight that is slim, light, efficient, and can be cost effectively manufactured in high volumes. The company said that they combined its edge-lit LED light guide technology with its mass production capabilities.

QD Vision Purchases Motorola’s Quantum Dot Related Patents

May 26, 2010 QD Vision, a USA company, has purchased a patent portfolio from Motorola pertaining to the use of quantum dot technology in display and lighting products.

RODER Electronics Introduces New DL2 Series of LED Lighters

May 26, 2010 RODER Electronics presents the new DL2 series of LED lighters for direct illumination in machine vision applications, manual inspection, microscopes, optical equipment and general lighting.

Microsemi Unveils Solid State Driver Module for Worldwide Residential, Commercial and Industrial LED Light Fixtures

May 26, 2010 Microsemi Corporation announced the LXMG221W-0700034-D0, the new power supply module which supports 5 to 16 LEDs. Its universal input voltage range of 90 to 305V(AC) enables operation in 100V(AC), 120V(AC), 220-240V(AC) and 277V(AC), 50Hz and 60Hz systems.  

Fobsun releases LED horizon downlight replacement

May 21, 2010 FOBSUN ELECTRONICS LIMILTED releases their new LED Horizon Downlight replacement.
The Horizon Downlight with 90pcs high bright 3528 SMD LEDs as light source delivers a light intensity of 630 lumens. Lasting for over 50,000 hours, this LED lamp can be installed into existing G24 or E27 sockets.

Highly Efficient LED Driver from XP Power

May 21, 2010 XP Power announced the DLA series of AC input LED drivers with output power ranges of 50, 75, 100, 120 and 150 W. These units, rated at greater than 85% for the 50 Watt and up to 94% for the 150 W models, have a high power factor input ranging from 0.85 to 0.99 depending on the model. The drivers are available with either constant current or constant voltage outputs, with the constant voltage models offering the popular nominal outputs of +12, +18, +24, + 36, +42, +48, +54 or +105 VDC, and constant current models from 350 – 5950 mA. The output voltage of the constant current models is determined by the load.

LED Light Precisely Focused

May 21, 2010 Sharp, supported by optic specialists IdeaLED, DFO and LEDiL, will be introducing the appropriate optics designed especially for the DoubleDome, Zenigata, and MiniZeni series types. The bandwidth of the lenses suitable for Sharp LEDs is broad and ranges from selectively focused spotlights to broader spotlights with angles of radiation of about +/- 30°. Even lenses for lamps with three and more LEDs and different attachment methods – screwing, gluing, clipping – are available in the product lines from Sharp’s partners.

GlacialLight Launches T8 LED Tubes

May 20, 2010 GlacialTech Inc. is launching the T8 low-power Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting tubes under the GlacialLight brand. The T8 LED tubes have power consumption with under 10W for a 2ft tube, and under 20W for a 4ft tube. The T8 identically suits a G13 socket as well as individually supports four AC input voltage specs, including 100-110V, 120V, 220-240V and 277V.

Carmanah Launched Revolutionary Solar Lighting Technology at LIGHTFAIR 2010

May 20, 2010 Carmanah introduced two industry-first advancements in off-grid solar LED lighting technology at at LIGHTFAIR 2010. Carmanah launched adaptive lighting technology in the form of patent pending advanced occupancy sensing capabilities and introduced the company’s highest output self-contained light to-date, the EverGEN 1720.

Edison Opto Introduces Five Different Angles of High Low Bay

May 19, 2010 Edison Opto introduced a new energy-saving product - LED high low bay module in 2009. The 50W EDIS low bay module is specified to replace 250W traditional low bay fixture; while 100W EDIS is equivalent 400W to high bay fixture.
In 2010 Edison Opto has developed four different angles of the high low bay, such as 40°, 60°, 90°, 120° and the floodlight.

Lighting Orient Releases 140W Outdoor LED Flood Lights with 105 lm/W LED Chips

May 17, 2010 Lighting Orient announce the launch of 140W high power LED flood lights with 105lm/w LED chips. Maintain efficiency of LED is about 90lm/w, which is 9 times higher than efficiency of incandescent bulbs. It can also replace 400W high pressure sodium lamps. IP rating is IP65.

Osram Sylvania Introduces Brightest LED Replacement for 60-Watt Bulb

May 17, 2010 OSRAM SYLVANIA has introduced the brightest LED replacement for traditional 60W incandescent bulbs. The dimmable, mercury-free SYLVANIA ULTRA LED A-line 12W bulb is an energy-efficient alternative to conventional incandescent, halogen and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. The LED bulb is part of the ULTRA High Performance Series, SYLVANIA's second generation LED retrofit product line.

Bridgelux and Molex Win Top Lightfair 2010 Award for Helieon Sustainable Light Module

May 17, 2010
Bridgelux and Molex Incorporated received the LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2010 Most Innovative Product of the Year Award for the Helieon Sustainable Light Module. This is the highest award bestowed by the judges and recognizes the best new product out of nearly 200 submissions. The product also won in the category of “specialty lamps,” one of the 14 product categories evaluated by an independent panel of renowned lighting professionals.

LED Lighting Penetration to Reach 46% of the Commercial Building Lamp Market by 2020

May 17, 2010 According to a new report from Pike Research, LED lighting will become an increasingly important segment of the market, and by 2020 it will achieve a 46% penetration of the $4.4 billion U.S. market for lamps in the commercial, industrial, and outdoor stationary sectors.

Marktech Introduces COB Ceramic LED Assemblies and Arrays for High Temperature and High Reliability Applications

May 17, 2010 Marktech Optoelectronics a leading supplier of materials, optoelectronic components and assembly services, today announced an expansion of its product offerings with the introduction of custom "chip-on-ceramic" LEDs and LED arrays.

Cree Increases Drive Current for XLamp® MX-6 Lighting-Class PLCC LED

May 17, 2010 Cree, Inc. announces a higher maximum forward drive current for the XLamp® MX-6 LED. The MX-6’s PLCC package is optimized for indoor lighting where enhanced light uniformity and LED-to-LED color consistency is important. At 1 A of current, XLamp MX-6 LEDs provide up to 300 lumens in cool white (6500 K) and 245 lumens in warm white (3000 K).

BetaLED Introduces Essentia Interior LED Lighting Series

May 14, 2010 BetaLED, a division of Ruud Lighting Inc., expands its industry-leading LED luminaire portfolio with a new line of interior architectural downlights, linear and cove lighting luminaires for commercial and high-end residential use.

New Cree LED Luminaire Breaks 100 LPW Barrier for Indoor Lighting

May 14, 2010 Cree announced a new LED-based troffer that delivers more than 100 lumens per Watt fixture efficacy, the first indoor fixture known to deliver this level of performance.

New Cree Directional Lamps Light the LED Revolution

May 14, 2010 Cree, a market leader in LED lighting, announced new Cree TrueWhite Technology-based directional LED lamps designed to address one of the largest segments of the directional lamp market.

Ecosmart LED Lamps from Lighting Science Group

May 14, 2010 ECOSMART LED light bulbs are the first LED bulbs to achieve 50 percent more lumens at half the price of competing products.

'DoubleDome' LEDs from Sharp

Apr 27, 2010 Sharp is supplementing its LED lighting portfolio with three new white 'high colour rendering', high-performance LEDs. The 'DoubleDome' LEDs from Sharp already provide suitable light for energy-efficient lighting without secondary optics.

DUALdrive AC,Dual-Channel Mains LED Driver/Controller from EldoLED

Apr 27, 2010 At Light and Building 2010, eldoLED introduces DUALdrive AC, member of eldoLED’s family of AC mains integrated LED driver/controllers.

LED PARFECTION and LED-DECO Product Lines from Litetronics International

Apr 27, 2010 Litetronics International will launch its brand new LED PARFECTION and LED-DECO product lines at Lightfair International held May 12 – 14, 2010, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The new products will be shown to members of the media and lighting community by appointment only, and those interested are encouraged to schedule an appointment as soon as possible because space is limited.

Cree 3Q profit increased tenfold on demand for LEDs

Apr 21, 2010 Cree (Nasdaq: CREE) unveiled fiscal third quarter GAAP net income of $44.6 million, a tenfold increase over $4 million in the year-earlier quarter. The improvement was sparked by a 78 percent increase in net revenue, to $234.1 million from $131.1 million.

Zumtobel Launches New LED Fixtures Based on Cree TrueWhite Technology

Apr 17, 2010 Cree announces that Zumtobel, a leading lighting manufacturer, has launched three new groundbreaking LED fixtures based on Cree TrueWhite Technology.

Cree’s New LED Platform Delivering 160 Lumens per Watt

Apr 17, 2010 Cree announces a new lighting-class LED platform, the XLamp® XM LED. This new single chip LED delivers record-breaking efficacy of 160 lumens per watt at 350 mA. The LED also delivers 750 lumens at 2 A, which is equivalent to the light output of a 60 W incandescent light bulb at less than 7 watts.

MEGAMAN PowerLensTM Technology

Apr 15, 2010 MEGAMAN® has developed the patented PowerLensTM technology to empower the CFL reflectors with a higher luminous intensity that fulfills the EuP requirements of ‘directional lamps’.
According to the EuP requirements, a ‘directional lamp’ has to deliver at least 80% of light output within the light cone with an angle less than 120°. Applied with the PowerLensTM, MEGAMAN® CFL reflectors have made a significant improvement in elevating the luminous intensity and narrowing the beam angle, delivering an even more focused light cone for highlighting items and decors. For example, when powered by PowerLensTM, the luminous intensity of a MEGAMAN® CFL GU10 reflector, 11W, increases by 13.6% with a beam angle reduced from 119° to 90°.

MEGAMAN LED Candle Series

Apr 15, 2010 MEGAMAN has developed the ground-breaking LED Candle Series, which resembles a point light source of incandescence to bring out the aesthetic appeal of the chandeliers and crystal fixtures.

MEGAMAN Introduced LED MR16 Reflectors

Apr 15, 2010 MEGAMAN announced the launch of a series of MR16-compatible LED reflector lamps – MEGAMAN® LED MR16 Reflectors.

Avago’s 3-Watt High Power LED Emitters in Ultra-Small Package

Apr 14, 2010 Avago Technologies announced energy efficient 3-Watt (3W) miniature high power LEDs for use in a wide range of solid-state lighting applications. With dimensions of 5 mm by 4 mm by 1.85 mm thick, Avago’s compact 3W ASMT-Jx32 is packaged in a 6-leaded small outline package (SOP) and capable of being driven to up to 700 mA to provide high flux output performance. By delivering a high flux output of a minimum of 100 lumens (lm) at 350mA driving current, this new 3W LED emitter is ideal for safety exit and emergency lighting, portable lighting applications, street lighting, residential lighting, task lighting, and other solid-state lighting applications requiring high flux output performance.

Traxon and AGC Cooperate to Launch High-quality LED Glass Solutions

Apr 14, 2010 Traxon Technologies and AGC, a glass manufacturer, announced a strategic alliance to launch innovative high quality LED glass solutions, globally. New high-quality LED glass (Glassiled) is a unique way to light up the glass to create an unprecedented visual experience while keeping full transparency. This innovative high-quality LED glass (Glassiled) is the ideal solution for architectural, façades, retails shops, and hospitality sectors.

New 10W, 1000lm LED Bulb From Tess

Apr 12, 2010 Tess (Topco energy saving system corp.), a leading LED lighting developer and manufacturer in Taiwan, today announces its 10W/1,000lm LED bulb designed with CREE inside.

The latest Tess 10W/1,000lm LED bulb delivers luminous efficiency of 100lm/W, which is the most updated standard of the world and can replace 100W incandescent bulb with lifetime up to 10,000 hours. Most 10W LED bulb found in market provides luminous efficiency between 60 to 80lm/W. Tess brings forth world’s first LED bulb with the highest 100lm/W luminous efficiency and therefore sets a new standard for lighting.

OSRAM Highly Efficient Streetlamps

Apr 9, 2010 iGuzzini designs OSRAM Opto Semiconductors LEDs into highly efficient streetlamps
New Archilede, iGuzzini by ENEL Sole, street luminaire shine with OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ Golden Dragon Plus LEDs with a color temperature of 6,000K.  The color rendering of the LEDs provides a natural color impression. Due to their directional nature, LEDs eliminate stray light and reduce overall light pollution. In additional to their high efficiency this LED also provides long life (between 60,000 and 100,000 hours depending on operating conditions).The Archilede has been designed for use on any type of roadway.

T8 Substitube From OSRAM

Apr 9, 2010 OSRAM provides a long-lasting LED alternative to T8 fluorescent lamps. T8 fluorescent lamps with conventional control gear are still used in many areas but OSRAM is the first major lighting manufacturer to develop a solution to replace them with energy-efficient and long-lasting LED lamps.

The Sirius Premium Torch From OSRAM

Apr 9, 2010 OSRAM presents the new range of LED torches - the Sirius premium torch. The German answer to the American Maglite has a strikingly elegant silver aluminum casing and top-quality Golden Dragon Plus LEDs. The torches really live up to their name thanks to these really bright, long-life LEDs from OSRAM.

OSRAM Presents New LED Torches

Apr 9, 2010 OSRAM is now launching the latest LED light sensation for all fans of the great outdoors. Four tube-shaped LED torches (Crosser micro, small, medium and large) are presented to all nighttime sports fans.

New OSRAM’s LED module achieves 122lm/W efficiency

Apr 9, 2010 OSRAM’s recently developed LED light engines manage the balancing act between maximum efficiency and light quality – with a light output of 122lm/W they achieve a new maximum with excellent colour reproduction (CRI >90, 2,700K).

Illumitex Unveils Aduro™ Series of High Power LEDs

Apr 8, 2010 Illumitex, Inc.revealed the Aduro™ series of packaged LEDs. The Aduro series transforms LED lighting design by emitting uniform, narrow-beam white light without the need for expensive, inefficient secondary optics.

Cree Launches New Screen Master® 4mm LEDs

Apr 7, 2010 Cree announces commercial availability of the new C4SMK family of red, green and blue 4mm oval LEDs. These additions to the Screen Master® Cree LED series deliver the widest viewing angles available in the market today along with tightly-matched radiation patterns for video screen applications.

New Cree LED Module Product Line

Apr 7, 2010 Cree introduces a new line of LED module products designed to accelerate the adoption of LED lighting by traditional lighting fixture manufacturers and speed time-to-market for their new LED-based fixtures.

Philips Vari-Lite VLX Wash Luminaire Now Shipping

Apr 6, 2010 Philips Vari-Lite announced that the innovative VARI*LITE® VLX™ Wash automated luminaire is now shipping. The VLX Wash luminaire incorporates all the benefits of virtually maintenance-free LED lighting technology with the best visual performance characteristics of a tungsten lamp source.

Avago LED Lamps for Electronic Sign Applications

Apr 5, 2010 Avago Technologies announced the industry’s first surface mount technology (SMT) high brightness oval and round LED lamps for use in outdoor and indoor electronic sign applications. Available in Amber, Red, Green and Blue colors, Avago’s round ALMD-xx3D and oval ALMD-Lx36 LED lamps target manufacturers of full color and monochrome traffic signs, highway variable message signs, gas station price signs, and full color video wall applications used for advertising.

Philips OLED Mirror Wall Priced at $15K/sq. meter (Video)

Feb 25, 2010 Using the Lumiblade OLED panels and a camera designers created a low resolution mirror screen.

Last Call for IESNA Illumination Awards Applicants 2010

Feb 10, 2010 February 12th, 2010 is the final day  for IESNA Illumination Award submissions.

BetaLED launches 100 lm/W luminaire

Feb 7, 2010 BetaLED, a division of Ruud Lighting, Inc., introduces the 304 Series luminaires, BetaLED’s first luminaire to achieve landmark performance of over 100 lumens per watt (LPW).

e:cue's Light-Drive Elite Wins the iF Product Design Award 2010

Jan 20, 2010 e:cue lighting control has been awarded the iF Product Design Award 2010 for their Light-Drive Elite standalone DMX controller.

2009 Prism Awards finalists

Jan 12, 2010 Innovation in Optics’ two latest products: The LumiBright LS Line Source Illuminator and the LumiBright LE Light Engine have been selected as finalists for the 2009 Prism Awards and will be on display at this year’s annual SPIE Photonics West exhibition in San Francisco.

SchahlLED Becomes an Official Distributor of Ledon

Jan 11, 2010 Ledon Lighting Jennersdorf GmbH, a company of the Zumtobel Group, and SchahlLED Lighting, a member of the L&O Group, have signed an agreement whereby SchahlLED is an official distributor of LED modules from Ledon.

Lighting Facts Label

Jan 6, 2010 Lighting Facts Label is a part of the SSL Quality Advocates voluntary pledge program, to help consumers finding good LED lighting fixtures.

Neopac Epoch VIII LED high bay down light

Jan 6, 2010 NeoBulb Epoch series can replace traditional 400w mercury lamps and be mostly suitable for a variety of commercial and industrial places such as warehouses, plants, halls, airports.

10W LED Wallpack will replace 35W HPS

Jan 6, 2010 RAB Lighting introduced the LPACK; an innovative, affordable and functional LED Wallpack.

Fun Electronics will manufacture Residential LED Lighting Systems under the Emerson Brand

Jan 6, 2010 Fun Electronics, Inc., the exclusive licensee in North America for Emerson Radio Corp., for MP players, personal computers, portable TVs, and digital cameras/camcorders, will manufacture Residential LED Lighting Systems under the Emerson Brand.

AE Light Introduces Mark 11 LED Tactical Flashlight

Jan 6, 2010 AE Mark 11 is made from High-strength aerospace aluminum, Mil-Spec hard anodized for extreme durability, powered by rechargeable 18650 lithium ion or two CR123s batteries. Utilizing CREE R2 LED technology, producing 200+ lumens at full output.

Fairchild Semiconductor and Infineon Reach Patent Settlement and Enter into Cross-License

Jan 6, 2010 Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) announced it has settled patent lawsuits with Infineon Technologies. The company also announced it had entered into a broad cross-license with Infineon related to semiconductor technology, the terms and conditions of which were not disclosed.

Sharp and Toyoda Gosei Enter into LED and Laser Diode Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement

Jan 6, 2010 This cross-licensing agreement grants each other the right to use inventions related to LEDs and laser diodes covered by the patents owned by the respective companies in Japan and in other countries.

Sharp announced nine new LEDs with high color rendering

Jan 3, 2010 Sharp has developed a series of new High Color Rendering LED lighting devices in two package styles.

Cree XLamp XP-E LEDs optimized for outdoor applications

Dec 9, 2009 The new “outdoor white” Cree XLamp XP-E provide the same flux and efficacy levels as cool white LEDs with a neutral color that more closely matches existing high-intensity discharge (HID) installations (4000K – 5300K CCT).

LedEngin launches PAR38 LED lapmp

Dec 9, 2009 LedEngin, Inc. today announced the launch of its LuxPAR family of LED lighting products and immediate availability of the first product, PAR38.

LEDs provide energy-saving period-style lighting for historical alleys in Regensburg

Dec 8, 2009 The prototype luminaire permits the replacement of ordinary 90 W mercury vapour lamps with LEDs cutting energy consumption from 90 W to just 42 W. The Golden Dragon Plus LEDs have a color temperature of 3500 K and a color rendering index of 80.

HUGA boosts BLU LED capacity with six more AIXTRON MOCVD tools

Dec 8, 2009 The No. 2 LED chip maker in Taiwan, HUGA placed an order for six Aixtron AIX 2800G4 HT MOCVD reactors in the 42x2 inch configuration.

DOE Publishes Final Energy Star Criteria for LED Lighting

Dec 7, 2009 After releasing three draft editions, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final ENERGY STAR Eligibility Criteria for integral LED lamps on December 4, 2009. The new Energy Star criteria will go into effect as of August 31, 2010.

Intematix applies phosphor and LED module expertise to launch next-generation of retail signage

Dec 7, 2009 The Intematix "phosphor-paint" retail signage solution implements a carefully designed, 50,000 hour backlight grid of royal-blue LEDs that excite the sign's photoluminescent display surface.

Cree achieves 186 lm/W for white LED

Dec 2, 2009 Cree reported R&D results of 186 lumens per watt for a white power LED. The prototype LED produced 197 lumens of light output and achieved 186 lumens per watt efficacy at a correlated color temperature of 4577K. The tests were conducted under standard LED test conditions at a drive current of 350mA, at room temperature.

LED fog lights for BMW motorcycles

Nov 22, 2009 Efficient and durable headlamps with OSRAM Joule JFLCF2 LED modules are replacing the
conventional halogen-based technology.

BPA Rebate Available for Clearlight 40W LED NEMA Type 5 Lamp

Nov 20, 2009 Evluma Clearlight 40W LED replacement lamp for NEMA Type 5 lighting applications has been approved for a Custom Project Proposal Incentive from Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).

Thermal Management LED PCB Design Webinar

Nov 17, 2009 Saturn Electronics Corporation, will be hosting a Thermal Management LED PCB Design Webinar this November.

Osram's Ostar SMT LED used by 3M in pico projector

Nov 13, 2009 The MPro120 incorporates the MM200 engine which uses an advanced liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) electronic imager and boasts enhanced image quality with a full color gamut.

New 3W TitanBrite RGB LED from Lumex

Nov 12, 2009 The square shape of the 10mm x 10mm TitanBrite RGB LED allows increased design efficiency with easier assembly and array formation opportunities.

Albeo C-Series LED lighting system uses Cree XP-G to acheive 89 lm/W efficiency

Nov 11, 2009 Albeo Technologies Inc. reports that updated  C-Series LED fixture with Cree's XLamp® XP-G R3 LEDs surpassed 89 lm/W efficacy with an output of 3074 lumens.

Tokuyama gets Aixtron MOCVD tool for UV LED developement

Nov 11, 2009 Tokuyama Corporation received and installed Aixtron's AIX 200/4 RF-S MOCVD tool. It is being used for the development of AlGaN-based ultra-violet light emitting diodes (UV-LEDs).

Osram reports 104 lm/W warm white LED prototype

Nov 5, 2009 Osram reports warm white LED prototype with 3000 K CCT, a color rendering index of 82 and an efficiency of 104 lm/W.

Momentive wins $4.5M DOE award for low cost crystals for LED lighting

Nov 2, 2009 Momentive Performance Materials was awarded $4,519,259 for proposal of a high-pressure ammonothermal process for the inexpensive production of high quality, single crystal GaN substrates at high crystal growth rates. This could allow production of light emitting diodes (LEDs) at costs equal to current low-cost fluorescent lighting.

Epistar achieves 110lm/W for Warm White LED

Nov 2, 2009 The 1W package has the CRI of 90 and efficacy up to 110lm/W for lower voltage (15V) operation while the 3W package has the CRI of 90 and efficacy up to 105lm/W for higher voltage (50V) operation.

Project: Yas Hotel, Abu-Dhabi

Nov 2, 2009 The main feature of the project’s design is a 217-meter expanse of sweeping, curvilinear forms constructed of steel and over 5,300 pivoting diamond-shaped glass panels which are illuminated via a sophisticated LED lighting system from Enfis Group Plc.

Project: LED wall in the city of Leeds

Oct 29, 2009 The lighting scheme on the East Wall features custom built pixels which disperse light, cold white in colour from Luxeon Rebel LEDs via an injection moulded light pipe. The pixels have been housed in bespoke anodised aluminium wall panels in a matrix format. Through DMX control, the lighting scheme will change every 24hours, to achieve an artistic lighting effect.

DOE Releases New Versions of EnergyPlus and OpenStudio

Oct 29, 2009 The U.S. Department of Energy has released updated versions of its popular EnergyPlus simulation software for modeling heating, cooling, lighting, ventilating, and other building energy flows, as well as its OpenStudio plug-in for Google’s SketchUp program.

Aixtron 3Q 2009 financial summary

Oct 28, 2009 AIXTRON reports record quarterly equipment order intake. 2009 guidance increased to EUR 280m revenues and 18% EBIT margin.

LEDs 2009 Photogallery

Oct 27, 2009 New album added to our gallery featuring LEDs 2009 Conference held last week in San Diego. Conference report will follow shortly.

Morgan Technical Ceramics’ Offers Pure CVD Silicon Carbide Wafer Carriers

Oct 27, 2009 Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) business has introduced its chemical vapor deposition silicon carbide (CVD SiC) wafer carriers for high temperature metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) processing.

Cree XLamp MX-6 PLCC LED now commercially available

Oct 23, 2009 The XLamp MX-6 LED provides up to 130 lumens for cool white and 107 lumens for warm white at 350 mA. The XLamp MX-6 LED can also reduce luminaire and lamp manufacturing costs through an increased shelf life with reduced moisture sensitivity, and the smallest warm white bins in the industry, enhancing LED-to-LED color consistency.

Osram reports developement of low-profile large transparent OLEDs

Oct 23, 2009 The OLED prototypes that OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has developed as part of a research project are large transparent light sources only a few hundred micrometers thick. Thanks to new technology these organic light emitting diodes do not need separate encapsulation and can be made incredibly thin in any layout.

Neo-Neon gets five 31x2-inch CRIUS systems from Aixtron

Oct 22, 2009 Neo-Neon International Ltd., based in Guang Dong, PR China, the LED decorative lighting manufacturer, received five Close Coupled Showerhead CRIUS systems in the 31x2" wafer configuration from Aixtron. These systems were delivered at the end of 2008 and will be used for the development and production of ultra-high brightness (UHB) blue/green LEDs.

Philips Lumileds First to Publish Lumen Maintenance ­ LM-80 ­ Test Report Online

Oct 19, 2009 Philips Lumileds announced today that it is the first power LED manufacturer to publicly publish LM-80 test report data for use by luminaire manufacturers evaluating the merits of using different LEDs in their solid-state lighting solutions.

Zumbotel and Fraunhofer Institute created OLED joint venture

Oct 16, 2009 Ledon OLED Lighting GmbH & Co. KG. is a joint venture founded by Zumtobel Group (Austria) and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and several employees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) in Dresden.

Evonics, Cristal Material created joint venture for manufacture of glass lenses for LEDs

Oct 12, 2009 Essen, Germany-based Evonik Industries AG and Taipei, Taiwan-based Cristal Material Corporation have formed a new joint venture to manufacture high-quality glass lenses for next-generation LEDs, which will marketed under the Savosil™ brand.

Dow Corning expands epitaxy capability to meet growing SiC demand using AIXTRON high throughput SiC Planetary Reactor

Oct 12, 2009 Dow Corning and AIXTRON AG today announced that Dow Corning is extending its SiC epitaxy capabilities with the latest generation AIXTRON Planetary Reactor® platform AIX 2800G4 WW for 10x100 mm and future 6x150 mm SiC wafers.

Genius Electronic plans to develop and install Luxeon Rebel based street lights in China

Oct 12, 2009 Philips Lumileds and Genius Electronic Optical Company (GSEO) announced today that GSEO is developing new solid-state street lights and street light modules with LUXEON Rebel for use on roadways throughout China.  The first installations of GSEO’s new streetlights are expected in early 2010.  

Cree announces commercial availability of XLamp XP-G LED

Oct 8, 2009 The XP-G LED, currently available in cool-white, can produce up to 367 lumens when driven at 1A, at a typical efficacy of 111 lm/W. The highest-performing bin also has a standard minimum flux at 350 mA of 139 lm.

Solar road panels with LED traffic illumination

Oct 7, 2009 Used for both roadways and parking lots, the Solar Road Panel features structurally-engineered photovoltaic panels that collect solar energy to power the roads’ own mechanisms, as well as nearby businesses and houses. LEDs embedded into the panels light up for the road lines and up-to-the-minute instructions (like “construction ahead”).

Sharp opens energy efficient 10th gen. LCD plant

Oct 7, 2009 The new complex employs resource-saving features such as waste management and water recycling systems, 100,000 indoor and outdoor LED lights, and solar panels on all factory roofs to generate 18 WM of electricity for the complex.

Future Lighting Solutions releases reference designs for 4” and 6” recessed downlights, low-bay lighting

Oct 5, 2009 Future Lighting Solutions announced the release of four comprehensive reference designs that will help lighting designers reduce the time and cost of developing LED-based luminaires in key market segments.

Toshiba to release 93 lm/W LED bulb

Oct 1, 2009 Equipped with a large-size LED package that measures approximately 15 x 15mm, the natural white type and the warm white type feature total fluxes of 810 lm and 600 lm, respectively.

Bowden Ice Arena retrofitted with Albeo's high bay lights

Sep 29, 2009 Albeo Technologies Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of energy efficient LED lighting systems, today announced that the Bowden Ice Arena in Alberta has retrofitted entirely with Albeo's C-Series High-Bay white-LED Solid-State Luminaire.

Leotek and BetaLED to replace 140,000 street lights in LA

Sep 22, 2009 BetaLED, a division of Ruud Lighting, and Leotek will supply street LED lights to the City of Los Angeles over five years. The City plans to replace 140,000 high-pressure sodium street lights, and anticipates an annual savings of $10,000,000 in energy costs, after the initial investment payback period.


LED Driver with temperature management control

Sep 21, 2009 Supported in National’s WEBENCH® LED Designer, its temperature management control, thermal foldback, enables lighting designers to quickly and easily design a reliable thermal system using the LM3424.

Traxon Dot XL - IP67 flexible LED system for video animations

Sep 17, 2009 Traxon announces the launch of IP-67 rated Dot XL, an ultra brightness outdoor solution which is suited for enriching most demanding and sophisticated architectural applications with full color lighting effects and spectacular video animations.

Cree's LR6-DR1000 downlight wins Lighting for Tomorrow Grand Prize

Sep 17, 2009 The Cree LR6-DR1000 recessed downlight was awarded the coveted Grand Prize at an award ceremony at the American Lighting Association (ALA) Conference this week.

QD Vision will spotlight advances in quantum dot technology for SSL at 9 key events

Sep 17, 2009 QD Vision, developer of nanotechnology-based products for lighting and displays, has accepted invitations to highlight advances in quantum dot technology at nine major industry events in the next six months.

Molex Transcend RM2 and PM3 AC LED modules

Sep 17, 2009 Announced earlier this year, Transcend AC LED Lighting Series modules will be commercially available in October. Transcend is a line of self-contained, pluggable light modules based on the Acriche 4W AC LED from Seoul Semiconductor.

IP65 and IP67 rated LED modules from Edison Opto

Sep 16, 2009 Edison Opto, a Taiwan based high power LED packaging company, launched IP67 rated linear lightbars that are suitable for outdoor decorative lighting as well as architectural contour lighting.

Macroblock Adopts the Leading Clock Reverse Engine in New RGB LED Driver

Sep 16, 2009 Macroblock adopts the leading clock reverse engine in the newly launched 3-channel constant current LED driver, MBI6020, to assure the transmission reliability for LED architectural lighting applications. LED architectural lighting systems require reliable and long-distance transmission.

Luminus introduces RGBW PhlatLight LED for entertainment and architectural lighting

Sep 14, 2009 The SBM-160 is a four-chip package consisting of individually addressable red, green, blue and white LEDs that generate more than 1,500 lumens of combined white light.

Project: HAVER BOECKER headquarters - Oelde, Germany

Sep 14, 2009 Traxon's IMAGIC WEAVE, a fusion of stainless steel mesh and state of the art LED technology  was installed at HAVER & BOECKER's office building in Oelde.

Cree to issue 11 million shares at $35.5 to fund future investments

Sep 14, 2009 Last week Cree, Inc.(NASDAQ: CREE) made two announcements that the public offering of 11 million shares of its common stock will be priced at $35.50 per share for gross proceeds of $390.5 million.

Carmanah announced EverGEN 1710 solar-powered LED area light

Sep 13, 2009 EverGEN 1710 solar-powered area light is designed as a compact stand-alone lighting alternative for off-grid parking lots and other municipal, commercial or industrial areas.

Panasonic debuts 85 lm/W dimmable LED light bulbs

Sep 10, 2009 The standard type LDA7D-A1 LED bulb, which produces the brightness equivalent to a 40 W incandescent lamp when used without fixtures, has luminous efficiency of 82.6 lm/W and LDA4D-A1, which produces the brightness equivalent to a 30 W incandescent lamp, has luminous efficiency of 85.0 lm/W.

Mitsubishi Chemicals orders AIXTRON MOCVD tool for white HB-LEDs

Sep 10, 2009 The MOCVD tool is to be delivered in the 42x2 inch wafer configuration and will be used for the production of InGaN-based white UHB LEDs.

Oslon MX ECE for automotive applications

Sep 10, 2009 As a high-power ceramic component the Oslon MX ECE is positioned between the Advanced Power TopLED and the Golden Dragon. It is intended for the front light clusters of mid-range vehicles – mainly as daytime running lights.

Traxon's IP66 wall washer series for demanding environments

Sep 9, 2009 Traxon Technologies announced Shield XB range, suitable for extreme environments like snow, ice, and desert heat as well as heavy rain.

Luxeon Altilon delivers 850 lm and 60 MNits at 1000mA for automotive lighting

Sep 8, 2009 LUXEON Altilon is engineered to simplify optical design and tested to withstand extreme temperatures required for high and low beam forward lighting, daytime running lights, static bending lights, and position lamps.  

LedEngin announced 5W Far Red LED for horticultural grow lights

Sep 8, 2009 LedEngin Far Red LEDs add to the current portfolio of Red (635nm), Deep Red (660nm) and Blue (460nm) LEDs for horticultural grow lights.

Lack of supply threatens LED market

Sep 7, 2009 The lack of supply has been extending widely in the LED market. It began in wafer, chips and equipment. Now, it extends to packaging businesses.

Epistar achieves 80 lm/W warm white LED and expects to reach 100 lm/W in Q4 of 2009

Sep 7, 2009 Epistar has demonstrated a white light LED with CRI of 80, CCT at 3000K and efficacy equal to 80 lm/W.

Cinemin Swivel pico projector designed to work with iPhone

Sep 7, 2009 The Cinemin Swivel portable multimedia pico projector is powered by TI’s DLP Technology and designed to work with handheld devices like Apple’s popular iPod and iPhone.

LG HS200 DLP projector with LED lamp

Sep 4, 2009 LG HS200 is a compact lightweight DLP projector with LED lamp. The LED lamp is rated for up to 30,000 hours.

Project: 10 Portuguese cities installed Luxeon based street lights

Sep 4, 2009 EnergiaViva has completed installations of the new UrbanLED street light in ten Portuguese cities.  20 additional cities are expected to complete installations this fall.

Project: Greggs Bakery, UK lit entirely by LEDs

Sep 3, 2009 Greggs Plc, the UK’s leading bakery retailer, is believed to be the first retailer in Europe to light the sales area of its store entirely with LED light sources, designed and supplied by Philips Lighting, at its new concept store in Bromley, Kent.

CeramCool heatsinks with metallization eliminate need for PCB

Sep 2, 2009 The possibility of metallization makes the whole surface of the heat-sink useable as a circuit carrier which can be firmly packed with LEDs and drivers on customized circuit layouts – while providing reliable electrical insulation.

CRI 95 achieved on OptoDrive modules

Sep 1, 2009 OptoDrive modules have achieved CRI Ra above 95 in an independent spectral distribution test performed by the Swedish national test institute, SP.

New DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium

Sep 1, 2009 The Consortium will collect, analyze, and share technical information and experiences related to LED street lighting demonstrations

DOE Announces $6.4 Million for Solid-State Lighting Research

Aug 27, 2009 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu today announced the investment of up to $6.4 million, including $4.6 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for four projects designed to advance research and development of next generation high-efficiency lighting.

Osram's compact Oslon LX LEDs for LCD displays

Aug 27, 2009 Measuring just 3 x 3 x 1.6 mm, Oslon LX  1W LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors provide strong light that can be very efficiently injected into thin light guides with the aid of an optimized lens.

Acriche 4 AC warm white LED with 75 lm/W efficacy

Aug 26, 2009 Today Seoul Semiconductor announced a new Acriche device, the A4–AC LED. The Acriche 4 devices have a color temperature of 3000K and include multiple new technologies that provide excellent efficiency of 75 lm/W with a high CRI of 85.

Dominant Semicondutor Releases New RGB SPNovaLED

Aug 26, 2009 Dominant introduced high intensity RGB SPNovaLED (NMRTB-USD), replacing the existing NMRTB-USS device.

Enfis Introduces the Innovate series of ultra-bright white LED arrays

Aug 25, 2009 Flexible configurations include built-in intelligence with Warm White and Hi-CRI - ready for integration with next generation of lighting fixtures.

Luxeon Rebel becomes first ‘UL Recognized’ DC power LED

Aug 25, 2009 Being UL Recognized will help bring increased efficiency to LED applications, such as street lights, by facilitating the use of Class 1 power supplies.

Project: Osram Opto reception lit entirely by LEDs

Aug 25, 2009 In a new reception building at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ head office in Regensburg (Germany) all the lighting functions – workspace, general room, effects and outdoor lighting – are handled by LEDs.

LEDtronics introduces PAR38 LED frosted floodlight bulb

Aug 24, 2009 The high-power PAR38-12X2WF series directly replace halogens and metal halides up to 90 watts.

AR111 and MR16 LED Modules from Dialight

Aug 16, 2009 Dialight, has introduced Powerwhite AR111 and MR16 fully modular circular arrays using the latest ultra high brightness LEDs as highly efficient and long lasting retro-fittable alternatives for conventional lighting fixtures.

Edison Opto improves uniformity of white light with MAPLE coating technique

Aug 14, 2009 To improve the CCT uniformity of white LED, Edison Opto incorporates the principle of ceramic injection forming, combined with Multi-Axial Phosphor Layer Envelope (MAPLE) process, to effectively form a thin layer of phosphor around the emitting faces of a LED.

Distributorship in Europe needed for Edison Opto

Aug 14, 2009 Edison Opto  seeking potential distributors in Europe (except Italy and Germany) and Russia to promote LED products.

Evluma to release wide optic LED luminaire for area lighting

Aug 12, 2009 Evluma has released the new Clearlight 40W Wide Optic LED luminaire for dusk-till-dawn area lights, the latest in its line of energy efficient, LED replacement lamp / luminaries.

Cree reports 4Q and fiscal year 2009 results

Aug 11, 2009 Annual revenue increased 15% to $567 Million.

Project: Cinémathèque Québécoise

Aug 11, 2009 Lightemotion literally drew the contours of the glass catwalk with blue light, not only to underline the dynamic shape, but to give as well the illusion to passers-by to see a suspended light box in mid-air.

Channel letter RGB LED modules by Color Stars

Aug 7, 2009 There are three high-brightness SMD-type RGB LEDs per PCB and a built-in constant current regulating IC to provide the same level of brightness and protect against power surges as well as extend the lifetime of the LEDs.

Welland Update: List of companies participated in LED street light tender

Aug 7, 2009 The list contains 10 contractors and 9 manufacturers or their representatives.

Project: Ice Line skate rink gets Appalachian Lighting high bay LED lights

Aug 7, 2009 Ice Line is eligible for a 25 percent, or up to $25,000, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Small Business Energy Grant.

LED tail lights for Harley Davidson motorcycles

Aug 6, 2009 Custom Dynamics has introduced eight new LED tail lights designed to fit most 1999 and newer Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Everlight Co. to pay Nichia US$2.4 million in damage compensation

Aug 5, 2009 In the design patent infringement lawsuit between Nichia and Everlight Electronic Taiwan High Court rejected an appeal filed by Everlight and ordered to pay a damage compensation of NT$80 million (about US$2.4 million).

Future Electronics and Recom Power announce distribution agreement

Aug 5, 2009 RECOM POWER Inc. and Future Electronics today announced that both companies have agreed to an Americas franchise distribution partnership.

Life-cycle assessment proves how environmentally friendly LED lamps are

Aug 4, 2009 A study on the life-cycle assessment (LCA) of LED lamps by OSRAM shows the latest generation of lamps achieves a very high score for environmental friendliness.

Osram TopLED Black Series

Jul 30, 2009 The new TopLED Black Series with lens from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is the first TopLED in a black package that can achieve a typical luminous intensity of 1.9 cd (at 20 mA), which means it is as bright as a comparable LED in a white package but offers higher contrast and fewer reflections.

Aixtron increased full-year guidance as LED market recovery continues

Jul 30, 2009 Aixtron 2Q 2009 summary: second half outlook remains positive, revenues down 20% YoY, gross margin up 4pp YoY to 43% for the first half year, EBIT margin down 2pp YoY to 12%

Sol appointed John Castner as Business Development Manager for the Southwestern region of the United States

Jul 29, 2009 Mr. Castner brings to Sol 24 years of lighting and LED sales experience, having been previously associated with such companies as Dialight, Sylvania, Hubbell and Amtech.

GlacialLight introduces the GL-SP15 LED spotlight

Jul 29, 2009 GlacialTech Inc. is launching a new range of environmentally friendly “Green “LED spotlights. The GL-SP15 Series comes in various models, ranging from an Infra red sensor driven light, to a CCD camera option.

Lighting Sciences comments on test requirements for Energy Star for SSL

Jul 29, 2009 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued Manufacturer Guidelines for qualifying both interior and exterior lighting products for the coveted Energy Star label.

IIDEX registration now online

Jul 29, 2009 Exhibit Hall and Conference Registration for IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, Light Canada, Green Building Festival and World Green Building Council Summit is now open.

Dialight introduces its first LED high bay fixture

Jul 27, 2009 Dialight Corporation, is set to introduce its first LED high bay luminaire which has been designed exclusively to replace conventional high bay lighting solutions in interior and exterior industrial, commercial and hazardous location applications.

LedEngin introduces white 40W LED exceeding 2000 lumens for general lighting applications

Jul 26, 2009 LedEngin, Inc., a solid-state lighting company specializing in high performance LED products, introduces an ultra-bright, ultra-compact 40W LED light source available in warm, neutral and daylight white color temperatures.

Philips strengthens position in lighting controls with acquisition of US-based Teletrol Systems

Jul 24, 2009 The Teletrol product portfolio will strengthen Philips’ range of sophisticated control solutions for institutional customers, including the seamless, networked management of lighting and environment facilities, including heating and air conditioning.

Lightfair International celebrates 20th anniversary with record-breaking show

Jul 22, 2009 LFI 2009 increased attendance by 8.5% and exhibit booths by 6% from LFI 2007 in New York.

Enfis offers new series of LED arrays for street lighting

Jul 22, 2009 Enfis Group Plc. (LSE: ENF) today announced the launch their new Innovate Series of LED arrays for use in myriad street lighting applications.

Philips Lumileds adds 9 new LUXEON Rebel LEDs

Jul 22, 2009 Philips Lumileds today expanded its LUXEON® Rebel family of LEDs with nine new emitters designed specifically for illumination solutions such as recessed lighting, street lamps and retrofit bulbs.

Update: Welland City LED Street Light Tender

Jul 21, 2009 Back in June the City of Welland announced Request for Proposal (RFP) # RFP09-04 Street Light Replacement Program consisting of removal and disposal of existing HPS units and installation of LED lighting.

Rebel based security floodlight by Steinel

Jul 12, 2009 Steinel, a German manufacturer of intelligent lighting fixtures, has introduced its XLed range of security floodlights powered by LUXEON Rebel LEDs.

Cree XP-G LED Chip Size

Jul 9, 2009 Cree XP-G LED has larger chip surface area (1.4×1.4 mm, 2 mm2) compared to XR-E (1×1 mm, 1 mm2). This leads to lower current density and higher efficiency.

Project: NRJ Paris television and radio production studio

Jun 30, 2009 In its new studios, NRJ Paris has installed a lighting system based totally on LEDs.

Project: Cathedral of Passau

Jun 19, 2009 St. Stephan's Cathedral has been lit by 44 LED fixtures in order to illuminate with changing colors the architecture in a 5-hour program of music, lyric and lighting sequences.

LED Bottle Wall

Jun 19, 2009 An illuminated bottle wall. There is a LED light behind each bottle that is controlled from an on board computer.

Tender: The City of Welland street light replacement with LED lighting

Jun 19, 2009 This is a first in the preparation of municipal, provincial or state Request for Proposal (RFP) or tenders in Canada that calls specifically for LED lighting.

LED-spectrum shaping by optical filter achieves CRI exceeding 97

Jun 17, 2009 By using thin film optical filter over LEDs researches achieved tunable daylight simulator.

Cree Introduces World’s First IPx5-Rated Tri-Color LED for Full-Color Displays

Jun 17, 2009 The ScreenMaster is water-resistant, surface-mount, high-brightness RGB LED for outdoor video screens.

Osram OSTAR Compact LED for Pico Projectors

Jun 3, 2009 OSTAR Compact is designed for small efficient projector systems in cell phones, PDAs and MP4 players.

Osram OSTAR Power Projection LEDs

Jun 3, 2009 OSTAR Power Projection is targeted at high-performance projection applications such as home cinema systems of 70 inches and more.

Integrated Step-down LED Drivers by Exar

Jun 2, 2009 The XRP7603 and XRP7604 LED drivers are capable of driving high power, high brightness LEDs up to 0.5A and 1A respectively.

IIDEX/NeoCon Travel Subsidy Available

Jun 2, 2009 Coast-to-Coast is your ticket to North America’s hottest design exposition and conference.

Project: The Peace Bridge, Fort Erie

Jun 1, 2009 Almost 700 ColorReach and ColorBlast RGB LED fixtures were used to replace metal halide floodlights.

Khatod optic solutions for Edixeon Federal

May 18, 2009 Coupled with Khatod Optoelectronic secondary optic solutions, Edison Opto introduces Edixeon® Federal with single on-star, 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 modules that can achieve dramatic spot lighting and color mixing.

Lightfair 2009: LR6 LED downlight prototype with 102 lm/W fixture efficacy

May 6, 2009 Updated LR6 LED recessed downlight from Cree utilizes  the latest XLamp XP-G  LEDs and consumes just 6.5 W of electricity  while producing 665 lumen.  

Oslon SSL LED from OSRAM: 100 lm/W in 3×3 mm package

May 6, 2009 Competitors: Luxeon Rebel, Edixeon Federal, Cree XP-E. With 3×3 mm footprint the Oslon SSL is the smallest among them.

Cree XLamp XP-G: 132 lm/W at 350 mA

May 6, 2009 The cool white XLamp XP-G provides 139 lumen and 132 lumen per Watt at 350 mA. Driven at 1 A, the XP-G produces 345 lumen, which is 37 percent brighter and 53 percent more efficient than the brightest XR-E LED.

Golden Dragon Oval Plus LED eliminates the need for secondary optics

May 5, 2009 The Golden Dragon Oval Plus LED from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors provides perfect illumination for energy-efficient street lighting without the need for secondary optics.

LUXEON Rebel ES specified to deliver a minimum of 100 lumen per watt

May 4, 2009 On April 28, Philips Lumileds announced Luxeon Rebel ES flip chip LEDs. The aim is to simplify ordering process for LED lighting manufacturers: no more problems choosing the right performance.

Khatod optics now available from Future Electronics

Apr 8, 2009 Feature Electronics signed distribution agreement with Khatod Optoelectronic. However, only Luxeon LED series optics will be offered.

Polarization-matched LED Shows 18% Efficiency Increase

Mar 27, 2009 Using GaInN/GaInN layer instead of conventional GaInN/GaN, researches from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed a new polarization-matched LED, which exhibits an 18% increase in light output.

Cree Launches LED Product Characterization Tool

Mar 18, 2009 Cree offers an online interactive LED design tool to help engineers create products ready for real world applications. Quick registration is required in order to access the application.

Samsung Haptic Beam Projector Phone

Feb 17, 2009 Featuring DLP Pico chipset from Texas Instruments and LEDs as a light source, Haptic Beam Phone is capable of projecting image up to 50 inch in diagonal. Available from Korean mobile operator KTF. Expected to be available in Europe in April. Estimated price is $500.

Osram and Traxon Enter LED Lighting Joint Venture

Dec 27, 2008 Osram is strengthening its portfolio in the field of professional LED lighting systems and solutions by setting up a joint venture with Traxon Technologies Ltd., Hong Kong.

CeramCool GU10 LED Spot

Dec 27, 2008 The new CeramCool GU10 LED spot works with any LED. Socket and reflector are made from a single material: a high-performance ceramic.

Cree XP-E R2 Bin Available

Dec 24, 2008 Cree has announced availability of R2 flux bin (114-122 lumens at 350 mA) of XLamp XP-E cool white (5,000K – 10,000K CCT) LEDs. R2 bin order part number XPEWHT-L1-0000-00E01 (XPEWHT-L1-R250-00E01).

Cree Achieves 161 Lumen per Watt for High-Power LED

Nov 21, 2008 From press release: “Cree's tests confirmed that the 1mm x 1mm LED produced 173 lumens of light output and achieved 161 lumens per watt efficacy at a color temperature of 4689K.

Infinilux introduces 2W MR16-based LED lamps with Cree XLamp LEDs

Nov 4, 2008 New solid-state MR16 lamps provide extended service life, up to 90% energy savings and choice of warm, soft or cool white outputs.

LEDtronics PAR16 Bulbs With Three, 1-W High Power LEDs

Oct 17, 2008 LEDtronics announces its latest generation of PAR16-style LED spotlight bulbs. Made up of three 1-watt, high-power LEDs, the PAR16 LED bulb is a direct drop-in replacement in standard E26 Edison-base PAR16 fixtures.

Cree Launches LR6-230V

Apr 14, 2008 Cree, Inc. is introducing its flagship LED lighting solution globally, leveraging the success and rapid adoption of its LED downlight in the United States.
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Diagrams of typical LED structures shown. Difference between "conventional" and high power LED explained.

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This calculator allows you to do an approximate conversion between millicandelas (or candelas) and lumens for an LED where you know the beam angle.

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.

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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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