Business News | Mar 27, 2007

Konica and GE to jointly develop OLED lights

Japan`s Konica Minolta Holdings said on Tuesday it has tied up with General Electric Co. to jointly develop flexible and thin lighting products using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology. Read more »

Business News | Mar 26, 2007

LED chipmaker Arima Opto spins off LD business

The board of directors at Arima Optoelectronics (Arima Opto) has decided to spin off its laser-diode (LD) division and set up a new company named Hua Xin Optronics (transliterated from Chinese), according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). Read more »

Business News | Mar 15, 2007

Philips is First Lighting Manufacturer to Advocate Industry Phase-Out of Inefficient Lighting in North America

A coalition of energy efficiency advocates today announced plans for proposed legislative action for a major shift toward incorporating high-efficiency lighting technologies in home and office settings. Read more »

Business News | Mar 13, 2007

PHILIPS ACQUIRES TIR SYSTEMS

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) today announced that it has reached an agreement with TIR Systems Ltd. under which Philips will acquire all of the outstanding shares of TIR Systems for a total consideration of approximately C$ 75 million, or approximately EUR 49 million, to be paid in cash upon completion. Read more »

Business News | Mar 07, 2007

LSI Industries Inc. steps up commitment to Solid-State LED lighting

Cincinnati, Ohio-- LSI Industries Inc. today announced it has stepped up its commitment to designing, engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and selling solid-state LED products for the lighting and graphics markets. Read more »

Business News | Mar 06, 2007

Super Vision International to become Nexxus Lighting, Inc.

nexxus1-gif ORLANDO, Fla., Super Vision International, Inc. (NASDAQ Capital Market: SUPVA, Class A Common) today announced that the company is being renamed Nexxus Lighting, Inc. effective April 2007, and is relocating its corporate headquarters to Charlotte, North Carolina. Read more »

Business News | Feb 27, 2007

Power Integrations' PSU design kit enables LED lightbulbs that pass EMC rules

SAN JOSE, Calif., Power Integrations (Other OTC:POWI.PK), the leader in high-voltage analog integrated circuits for power conversion, today introduced a reference design kit (RDK-131) for ultra-small power supplies that helps designers deliver energy-efficient LED alternatives to power-hungry incandescent lights. Read more »

Business News | Feb 14, 2007

Color Kinetics reports financial results for fourth quarter and full year 2006

Boston, MA - Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK), a leading innovator of intelligent LED lighting systems and technologies, today announced its results of operations for the fourth quarter of 2006. Read more »

Business News | Feb 09, 2007

Lighting Re–Imagined: GE's newly named LED business pursues excellence in white LED general illumination market segment

CLEVELAND, OH — GE Consumer & Industrial's drive to innovate and lead the way to general illumination with white, light–emitting diode (LED) solutions–on a global scale in commercial, industrial and residential settings–kicks off with a symbolic and meaningful name change. Read more »

Business News | Feb 09, 2007

Cree XLamp® XR-E LEDs chosen for LLF’s revolutionary new down light fixture

DURHAM, NC, FEBRUARY — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in LED lighting components, today announced that its award-winning XLamp XR-E LED has been chosen by LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (LLF) for its first product, a six-inch down light that produces 650 lumens at 10-12 watts. Read more »

Business News | Feb 07, 2007

Avnet Electronics Marketing and CAO Group Ink Distribution Pact

Phoenix Arizona USA--LED innovator and design/integration firm CAO Group has selected Avnet Electronics Marketing to distribute its Dynasty family of high-brightness LED devices, as well as its entire line of solid state illumination products and system-level solutions. Read more »

Business News | Feb 05, 2007

Forbes names Color Kinetics among 25 fastest growing tech companies for second consecutive year

Boston, Massachusetts USA-- Color Kinetics Incorporated, a leading innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, today announced its inclusion among Forbes' annual list of the country's 25 fastest growing technology companies. Read more »

Business News | Feb 02, 2007

Arima Opto to aggressively expand LED chip capacity

Arima Optoelectronics plans to expand its LED chip capacity significantly in 2007 with a focus on AlGaInP (aluminum gallium indium phosphide) LED chips, ultra high-brightness (UHB) red/yellow MS LED chips and blue LED chips, according to company president PJ Wang. Read more »

Business News | Jan 31, 2007

Cree and World Peace Industrial Co., Ltd. (WPI) sign distribution agreement to drive adoption of power LEDs across Asia

DURHAM, NC, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in LED solid-state lighting components, announced today a distribution agreement with World Peace Industrial Co., Ltd. (WPI) to sell and support Cree XLamp® products in China, Asia Pacific and Japan. WPI is a member of WPG Holdings, a leading electronics distributor in Asia. Read more »

Business News | Jan 25, 2007

Zumtobel Group steps up LED activities

Dornbirn/Austria - The Zumtobel Group is expanding its activities in the LED sector. Under the lead management of its subsidiary LEDON Lighting GmbH (LEDON), the Group has acquired the business activities of my-tronic GmbH, based in Morbach/Germany, and renamed the acquiring company My-tronic Ledon GmbH. Read more »

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Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency

Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency  Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp® XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing LEDs by up to 68 percent. ... Read more »

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Well-Being, Light and Exhibition Lighting

Well-Being, Light and Exhibition Lighting Commentary from LpR 71: Well-being is the state of feeling healthy and happy, a good or satisfactory condition of existence, including the emotional and psychological sphere. In 1810, Goethe published a theory based on a human-based approach, combining visual appearance with harmony, culture, ... Read more »

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High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

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