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Business News | Aug 01, 2011
GE LED Lighting Plans to Extend LED Replacement Bulb Series from 60W to 100W in 16 Months
GE Lighting’s full line of light-emitting diode (LED) GE Energy Smart® incandescent replacement bulbs are anticipated to be on store shelves within the next 16 months. This November marks the arrival of the 13-watt GE Energy Smart LED, a dimmable 60-watt incandescent replacement bulb. GE’s dimmable 75-watt and 100-watt replacement LED bulbs—likely 18-watt and 27-watt products, respectively—are expected to arrive on store shelves in late 2012. All the bulbs will deliver light for over two decades based on three hours of use per day. Read more »
Business News | Aug 03, 2011
Department of Energy Announce Philips as Winner of L Prize Competition
Department of Energy Announce Philips as Winner of L Prize Competition 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. The Department of Energy’s L Prize challenged the lighting industry to develop high performance, energy-saving replacements for conventional light bulbs that will save American consumers and businesses money. If every 60-watt incandescent bulb in the U.S. was replaced with the 10-watt L Prize winner, the nation would save about 35 terawatt-hours of electricity or $3.9 billion in one year and avoid 20 million metric tons of carbon emissions. Read more »
Business News | Aug 18, 2011
Rubicon Technology Completes Upgrade to Next Generation Large Diameter Sapphire Furnaces to Supports Sapphire Demand for LED Industry
Rubicon Technology Completes Upgrade to Next Generation Large Diameter Sapphire Furnaces to Supports Sapphire Demand for LED  Industry Rubicon Technology, Inc., a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, Semiconductor, and Optical industries, today announced that the company has completed a company-wide installation of enhancements to its proprietary crystal growth furnaces bringing all furnaces up to Rubicon Furnace VersionES2-XLG3.0.This is the latest version of the company's proprietary furnace design for the production of high quality, large diameter sapphire material and provides even greater automation and yield consistency. Read more »
Business News | Oct 17, 2011
Optogan LED Chip Fab Opened in Germany
Optogan LED Chip Fab Opened in Germany Optogan opened its Light Emitting Diode (LED) production site in Landshut, Germany, bringing "future-oriented" industry to Bavaria, said the Minister of Economic Affairs of the German Federal State of Bavaria, Martin Zeil, who spoke at the opening. Read more »
Business News | Nov 16, 2011
Cree’s Ruud Lighting Subsidiary Announces 20,000 m² Facility Expansion
Cree, Inc.’s Ruud Lighting subsidiary, based in Racine, Wisc., will hold a groundbreaking ceremony today to highlight a 20,000 m² 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. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | Dec 07, 2011
Bridgelux Announces Commercial Availability of Latest Generation Array LEDs
Bridgelux Announces Commercial Availability of Latest Generation Array LEDs Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, today announced commercial availability of its latest generation of industry-leading LS, ES, and award-winning RS product families, delivering an increase in efficacy of up to 30% and a reduction of up to 30% in cost per lumen compared to previous product generations. Featuring the largest portfolio of LED arrays in the lighting industry, Bridgelux offers products for lighting applications ranging from the light output equivalent of a 20-Watt decorative lamp to that of a 300-Watt high intensity discharge (HID) city streetlight. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | Dec 15, 2011
Cree Introduces New Thermal Simulation Service and Advanced Photometric Testing to Accelerate LED Product Development
Extending the support services offered to LED lighting manufacturers that were launched this fall, Cree, Inc. announces the addition of two new Cree TEMPO offerings to its revolutionary design and evaluation services. The new TEMPO (Thermal Electrical Mechanical Photometric Optical) Thermal Simulation and photometric testing options are designed to remove barriers for LED lighting manufacturers and accelerate broader market adoption of LED lighting. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | Dec 22, 2011
PhosphorTech Now Sells High-Performance Nitride SSL Phosphors Online
A wide range of patent-pending nitride phosphors are now available for blue (and UV) LEDs with emission colors from green to deep red. These phosphors ( are ideal for demanding high brightness LED (HBLED) applications requiring high quantum yield (QY) and temperature stability. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | Jan 02, 2012
ALT Announces 3 Year Warranty on Entire Product Line
Aeon Lighting Technology Inc, a leading manufacturer of high power LED lamps, announces a fantastic update to its product line, which will benefit ALT’s customers worldwide. Due to the proven reliability and long-term performance of the LED lamps, ALT is enhancing its product warranty to provide a full three years of standard products. This major announcement is effective as of January 1st, 2012. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | Jan 03, 2012
Prolight Opto Will Move Into the New Plant in January 2012
In 2004, Prolight Opto was founded with the goal of promoting solid-state lighting technologies and keeping our beloved Earth evergreen. As one of Taiwan’s professional manufacturer in LED packaging, Prolight Opto dedicated its research, development and manufacturing towards producing high reliable middle and high power LED light source. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | Jan 10, 2012
TÜV SÜD America Opens Energy Efficiency Lab
TÜV SÜD America Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of its new 30,000 square foot Energy Efficiency Center of Excellence located just north of Atlanta, Ga. The new NVLAP* ISO/IEC17025- accredited laboratory allows TÜV SÜD to test and certify products to global energy efficiency programs. Services include ENERGY STAR®, Lighting Facts Label, California Title 24/20, IEC 60529/IPXX, IES files, NRTL Certification, CE Marking, ENEC Mark, Energy-related Products (ErP) Directive, RoHS, and CONUEE. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | Jan 16, 2012
Zumtobel Group Announces Changes in Management at Components Subsidiary Tridonic
Changes are taking place in the management team of the Zumtobel Group's components business (Tridonic brand): Tridonic CEO Walter Ziegler and COO Rüdiger Kofahl are to leave the company at the end of January. For an interim period, the Chairman of the Management Board of Zumtobel AG, Harald Sommerer, will be taking charge of the management of Tridonic in addition to his role as Group CEO, working closely with Tridonic CFO Werner Blum. Executive search measures are being initiated to fill the two vacancies. Read more »