Light-Based Technologies Raises $7.5M in Series B FinancingSep 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 MagnalightSep 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 RussiaSep 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 CombinationSep 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 GrowthSep 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 PanasonicSep 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 PortfolioSep 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 ShippingSep 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 CertificationSep 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 ShowsSep 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 ShippingSep 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 MunicipalitiesSep 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 BoatsSep 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 DimmingSep 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 LEDSep 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 LEDsSep 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 LEDsSep 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, 2011Sep 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 HorticultureSep 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.
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