Business | General News | May 16, 2016

Sensity Systems and Chinese Academy of Sciences to Construct Global Platform For Smart City Applications and Services

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Sensity Systems Inc., provider of a leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform for Smart Cities, today announced an agreement under which the two organizations will form a new joint venture in China to focus on the development of smart city solutions for China and sales worldwide. The resultant IoT Platform for Chinese Smart Cities will be application compatible with the current Sensity IoT Smart City Platform, thereby providing application developers access to a global market for cities. Outside of China, the joint venture products will be sold under the Sensity platform program. Read more »

Business | General News | News-Spot | Apr 28, 2016

Memorandum of Understanding between European Photonics Industry Consortium and LUX Photonics Consortium

Memorandum of Understanding between European Photonics Industry Consortium and LUX Photonics Consortium Prof. Tjin Swee Chuan, Chairman of the LUX Photonics Consortium in Singapore, and Carlos Lee, Director General of EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) signed a collaboration agreement on April 22, 2016. The signature was witnessed by George Loh, Programmes Director at the National Research Foundation of Singapore’s Prime Minister’s Office. Read more »

Business | General News | News-Spot | Apr 22, 2016

Founders of RAYLASE Receive EPIC Phoenix Award 2016 that Recognizes Entrepreneurship in Photonics

Founders of RAYLASE Receive EPIC Phoenix Award 2016 that Recognizes Entrepreneurship in Photonics RAYLASE Group has its headquarters in Weßling, Germany and a subsidiary in China, located in Shenzhen. Both entities are doing production of components, submodules and software to deflect, modulate and control laser beams in a broad variety of applications e.g. marking, drilling, cutting, engraving and welding in growing and demanding markets worldwide. Read more »

Business | General News | News-Spot | Apr 12, 2016

LightingEurope Strongly Recommends not Applying Amendments on Tolerances Before the “Single Lighting Regulation” is in Place

LightingEurope Strongly Recommends not Applying Amendments on Tolerances Before the “Single Lighting Regulation” is in Place “Lighting Europe appreciates last week’s proposal from CoolProducts in relation to halogen lamps,” said Diederik de Stoppelaar, Secretary General of LightingEurope, “but believes that such an important change goes beyond halogen lamps and will have a significant effect on all lighting products. The impact of such a change is impossible to predict and prepare at such short notice before the vote of the Regulatory Committee.“ Read more »

Business | Affiliation News | Mar 23, 2016

Lumileds and BluGlass Cooperate for Developing Certain RPCVD Enhanced LEDs

Lumileds and BluGlass Cooperate for Developing Certain RPCVD Enhanced LEDs Australian technology innovator BluGlass Limited has today announced that it has entered into an exclusive collaboration agreement with Lumileds. Lumileds develops, manufactures and distributes LEDs and automotive lighting products. The two companies will work together to explore potential use of low temperature RPCVD for specific LED applications defined by the agreement. This agreement follows on from the initial collaboration of BluGlass and Lumileds. Read more »

Business | Company News | News-Spot | Jan 28, 2016

EPIC Activity Report 2015

EPIC Activity Report 2015 EPIC has seen another record year of very powerful growth in its membership which now counts more than 240 members across 28 countries. Yesterday, EPIC published their annual activity report for 2015. Read more »

Business | Organization News | Dec 18, 2015

LightingEurope Comment Regarding the “Use of Tolerances”

LightingEurope welcomes the initiative of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) that the “use of tolerances” should be subjected to improved governance. Read more »

News-Spot | Business | General News | Nov 25, 2015

Regulatory Compliance Updates for the Lighting Industry

TÜV SÜD Product Service and Luger Research e.U. signed an agreement to provide the lighting sector with the latest Regulatory Compliance Updates through the LED professional media channels on a bimonthly basis. Luger Research e.U. owns the exclusive publishing rights for the European lighting market. Read more »

Business | Organization News | News-Spot | Nov 04, 2015

EPIC and ISA Cooperation - Carlos Lee Joins ISA's Council of Management

Handshake between Ms. Ling Wu, President of ISA and Carlos Lee, Director General at EPIC “I am looking forward to Mr. Lee to make contribution to the ISA Council of Management as well as bring value to the ISA.” says Ms. Ling Wu, President of ISA and (International SSL Alliance) and Secretary General of CSA (China Solid State Lighting Alliance). Carlos Lee brings valuable experience from his personal semiconductor industry background, and feedback from the activities he organizes at EPIC for instance on lighting for automotive, lighting for horticulture, and many other application areas. Read more »

News-Spot | Business | General News | Sep 17, 2015

Munich Re Insures LED Products that Have DEKRA LED Performance Approval

Munich Re’s Green Tech Solutions has developed specialized insurance solutions for the LED market, in which LED manufacturers as well as project developers can cover the financial risks resulting from guarantee conditions or technical problems. Munich Re and DEKRA expect that the willingness to invest in LED projects will increase as a result of this. Their collaboration goes further than just the insurance, with both companies exchanging knowledge about the quality of LED lighting and collaborating in developing new services for the LED market. Read more »

Business | General News | Aug 24, 2015

Industry Mourns the Passing of Roland Haitz, age 80, Pioneer of the Solid-State Lighting Revolution

Dr. Haitz was one of very few visionaries. Haitz’s Law, which is the equivalent for LEDs and lighting what Moore’s Law is for transistors and integrated circuits, provided the roadmap for LED-based lighting Dr. Roland Haitz, a pioneer of the solid-state lighting revolution and an engine of innovation throughout his career, has passed away at the age of 80 at his home in Portola Valley, California. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Bente Haitz, his two children and three grandchildren. Read more »

Business | Affiliation News | News-Spot | Jul 27, 2015

Investment Group Acquires Bridgelux and Bridgelux Spins Off Xenio for Smart Lighting

Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of solid state lighting (SSL) technologies, announced it has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by the China Electronics Corporation (CEC), and ChongQing Linkong Development Investment Company. Established in 1989, CEC controls 61 second-level subsidiaries, including 13 listed holding companies. With over 70,000 employees, CEC is one of the largest IT companies in China. In conjunction with the sale of Bridgelux to the investment group led by CEC, Bridgelux also announced that the Board of Directors has approved a plan to spin off its Smart Lighting LED platform business under the name of Xenio Corporation. Read more »

News-Spot | Business | Market Reports | Jun 24, 2015

IoT Smart Lighting Report Shows 100% Increase In Intelligent Features Since Last Year

Alumage Advisors has released its latest LED Smart Lighting Report, including a free version for end-users, highlighting 40 product features of interest for 1,000 C&I luminaires worldwide. Read more »

Business | Collaboration | May 18, 2015

LightingEurope and LpS 2015 Announce Partnership

Diederik de Stoppelaar, Secretary General at LightingEurope LightingEurope is pleased to announce that they will be a strategic partner for the 5th International LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS 2015) from September 22-24, 2015 in Bregenz, Austria. Read more »

Business | Affiliation News | News-Spot | Apr 13, 2015

Plessey Expands Its Distribution Network to Turkey

Plessey Semiconductors announced today that it has entered into a sales representative agreement with ROM Electronik Ltd., an electronics distributor and provider of advanced complete solutions headquartered close to Istanbul, to expand its European network with coverage in the Turkish market for its GaN-on-Silicon LED products. Read more »

EDITORIAL

3-Pad LED Flip Chip COB by Flip Chip Opto

3-Pad LED Flip Chip COB by Flip Chip Opto Wafer level packaging and flip chip design are the most recent trends in LED manufacturing and packaging. These LED types are perfectly suited for producing COB modules. This combination already promises better thermal performance than standard SMD package based products. However, there is still ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

LFI 2016 Touts LED Lighting and Digital Control Technology Transformation by Dr. Nisa Khan

LFI 2016 Touts LED Lighting and Digital Control Technology Transformation by Dr. Nisa Khan The 27th Annual LightFair International (LFI) conference was dominated by LED lighting coupled with internet-based control via wireless networks that continues to proliferate in today’s world. The world is increasingly becoming drenched with Internet of Things (IoT) discussions, demonstrations and ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Luger Research Organizes a One-Day Innovation Workshop with Prof. DDr. Sergei Ikovenko (M.I.T. USA) in Dornbirn, Austria

Luger Research Organizes a One-Day Innovation Workshop with Prof. DDr. Sergei Ikovenko (M.I.T. USA) in Dornbirn, Austria At the 17th of June 2016, Prof. DDr. Sergei Ikovenko, a global leader in systematic innovation, will explain the key strategies for innovations at the Hotel Martinspark. Successful companies like Samsung, Philips, General Electric and Intel have attended Prof. Ikovenko’s workshops before. This is a ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

White Hybrid Light-Emitting Diodes: A Plausible Solution for Commercialization and Health Issues, by the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)

White Hybrid Light-Emitting Diodes: A Plausible Solution for Commercialization and Health Issues, by the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) One of the challenges in terms of commercialization of white LEDs is the need for cheap, inorganic phosphors. In this context, hybrid LEDs have recently emerged as a new approach based on downconverting organic coatings. The authors, Pedro B. Coto from the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Marlene ... Read more »

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