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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.

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The 10th China (Shanghai) International LED Exhibition 2011
The 10th China (Shanghai) International LED Exhibition Will be held at Shanghai Everbright Convention& Exhibition Center from Dec. 20th and Dec. 22nd of 2011, where buyers at home and abroad will attnd and well-known companies of the industry will present.

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

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Osram’s LED technology will contribute to the energy efficiency of Volkswagen’s L1 concept car, which according to Volkswagen can go into production in 2013, has headlights that are equipped with new Osram Joule JFL2 LED systems and matching reflectors.

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


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