News-Spot | Business News | May 19, 2014

Memoori Predicts Global Market for LED Lighting in Buildings To Reach $10.3 Billion by the End of 2014

Lighting revenue by sector for different regions Memoori estimates that revenue from the global LED Lighting market for buildings hit $8.1 billion in 2013 and will rise to around $10.3 billion by the end of 2014. The market will have grown still further to total almost $23 billion by 2018. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the overall market of 22.8% over the 6-year period. Beyond the time frame of this report, revenue growth will slow as cost competition intensifies; with the size of the LED lighting market expected to level off by around 2020. Read more »

Resources | Certification | EEPCA | Performance | Apr 08, 2014

EEPCA & LightingEurope Announce ENEC+ - The First European Mark That Certifies the Initial Performance of LEDs and Other Luminaires

ENEC+ is complementary to the ENEC Mark EEPCA, the European Electrical Products Certification Association, in cooperation with LightingEurope, today announced the launch of ENEC+, the first pan-European mark capable of certifying the initial performance of traditional and LED luminaires. The new performance rating provides the market with certification as to the compliance of LED light fixtures and other luminaires, proving compliance with European safety standards and ensuring the reliability of their stated performance characteristics at the beginning of their life cycle. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | CoB LEDs | LED Modules | Apr 08, 2014

Zhaga Starts Work on New Books

The Zhaga Consortium, which develops specifications for interchangeable LED light engines, has started to write Books 9, 10 and 11 The Zhaga Consortium, a global lighting-industry organization that is enabling interchangeable LED light engines, has started the development of three new interface specifications, known as Books. The new Books are designated numbers 9, 10 and 11. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | LED Modules | Drivers | Mar 17, 2014

Zhaga Aims to Enable Independent Interchangeability of LED Modules and Drivers

Current situation: According to current Zhaga Books, full interchangeability applies only to the complete LED light engine (LLE). It may not be possible to interchange the LED module(s) without also changing the driver, or vice versa. Future situation: Zhaga aims to enable full and independent interchangeability of LED modules and drivers The Zhaga Consortium, which develops specifications for interchangeable LED light engines, has decided that it will also aim to enable LED modules and drivers that are independently interchangeable. This is in addition to Zhaga’s stated aim to enable interchangeability of LED light engines. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 12, 2014

UL Announces New Program To Speed up LED Luminaire Certification

UL, a global safety science leader, announced today the introduction of the Type TL Program, which offers a set of certification guidelines designed to create a more efficient path for manufacturers in developing new LED luminaire products. Through the flexibility of the UL Recognized Component program, LED drivers, an electrical device which regulates power to an LED or string of LEDs, are often designed with varying constructions and are tested in a variety of ways. This approach helps ensure LED drivers are interchangeable in most cases without the need for additional testing. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 11, 2014

Zhaga Appoints New Secretary General

The Zhaga Consortium is pleased to announce the appointment of Musa Unmehopa as its new Secretary General, effective from April 1, 2014. Musa replaces Menno Treffers, who has held the post of Secretary General since Zhaga was launched in March 2010. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 28, 2014

Wacker and Technische Universität München Extend Partnership in Silicon Chemistry

Wacker Chemie AG and Technische Universität München (TUM) are extending their existing partnership in silicon chemistry for another six years. They signed an agreement to this effect. The Munich-based chemical Group is sponsoring the Institute of Silicon Chemistry, located on the research campus in Garching near Munich, with a total of up to Eur 2.5 million. This will finance doctoral positions and the associated material resources. WACKER and the TUM founded the Institute of Silicon Chemistry in 2006. Over recent years, more than 30 research projects have been conducted, which have resulted in ten patents and 35 scientific publications. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 18, 2014

European Energy Intelligence - Information About EU Activities in Respect to Energy at Your Fingertips

European Energy Intelligence has developed an new online service that taps into the information streams coming out of the key European Institutions, analyses them, organises and then presents them in a way that allows subscribers to access them. Simply, quickly and efficiently. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 10, 2014

LED Lighting Controls - The Door to The Internet of Things in Buildings

The latest memoori report explains why LED Lighting controls could be the "Trojan Horse" for IoT The question, if the confluence of the Internet, Wireless Technology and LED Lighting creates the perfect storm that opens up the opportunity for the Internet of Things (IoT) to rapidly establish itself in buildings, arouses more and more attention. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 24, 2014

Osram Warns That Ageing Street Lights Are Putting Lives in Danger

With more than three quarters of European city street lighting installations over 25 years old[1], Osram is urging local councils to put public safety first by upgrading to white lighting. Recent public surveys have shown that up to 80 per cent of us feel safer with longer lasting white solutions, like LED lighting over traditional installations[2]. Read more »

Business News | Jan 14, 2014

Annual Revenue of Sensors for Intelligent Lighting to Reach USD2.7bn by 2020

Smart Lighting Worldwide revenue from occupancy sensors, photosensors, and lighting network control gear will grow from $1.1 billion annually in 2013 to nearly $2.7 billion by 2020 forecasts market intelligence analyst Navigant Research. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 09, 2014

IET Announces "Code of Practice for the Application of LED Lighting Systems" To Be Released in March

LED lighting is a fast-developing technology that is becoming more popular as people begin to realize the advantages it provides, such as energy efficiency, controllability and longevity. However, poor quality installation of LED lighting systems could negate these advantages and result in inadequate lighting, failure to meet lifetime performance expectations, potential public health and safety issues or even interference with other technology due to poor systems integration. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 17, 2013

IHS Report: Lighting and LEDs Trends for 2014

IHS Inc. has recently released its annual white paper on the lighting and LEDs trends for the year ahead. These predictions for 2014 and beyond, serve to provide insight into key trends and opportunities in the intelligent buildings industry. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 16, 2013

Smithers Apex Report: Are we at the Tipping Point for Widespread Adoption of LEDs?

The promise of affordable LEDs for customers is inching ever closer. LEDs offer a number of advantages compared to traditional lighting methods, and although these advantages have been long known, widespread adoption faces the long-standing obstacle of purchase price. Now that this price is rapidly lessening, the benefits of LEDs are becoming more widely recognised. From security to health, there a number of applications which the use of LEDs could greatly improve. Read more »

White Paper | Standardization + Regulation | Dec 03, 2013

The Connected Lighting Alliance Extends Scope to Indoor Professional Lighting

The Connected Lighting Alliance aims to define and endorse standards of wireless lighting controls for different applications Following its endorsement of ZigBee Light Link as the preferred common open standard for residential connected lighting applications, The Connected Lighting Alliance announced today the launch of a new initiative focused on the indoor professional lighting market. The Alliance will analyze market requirements for indoor professional lighting applications and identify standard development organizations to engage with. As an open association, the Alliance invites interested companies to join the industry initiative and share their expertise in this field. The contribution of multiple companies in the lighting industry will greatly benefit the global adoption of wireless lighting solutions. Read more »

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LumiTop 4000: Comprehensive Optical Wafer Testing for μLEDs

LumiTop 4000: Comprehensive Optical Wafer Testing for μLEDs Instrument Systems offers a unique camera-based measurement solution for μLED wafer testing that generates 2-dimensional, pixel-resolved optical analyses within given cycle times. The LumiTop 4000 has a resolution of 12 MP and can detect the smallest of defects and inhomogeneities on the wafer. ... Read more »

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Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED

Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED Lumileds introduces the LUXEON HL2X, the ideal choice for roadway lighting and sports lighting fixtures with the highest flux and efficiency in an industry standard package. "With 318+ lumens at 700 mA and 85°C, LUXEON HL2X delivers more 'field usable lumens' for optical engineers to work with. ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight A small LED torch that emits deep red light could help improve declining eyesight, scientists have said: A study by University College London, involving a small sample size of 24 people, has shown that staring at long wavelength light for three minutes every day can "significantly improve vision" ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection Signify, the world leader in lighting, is increasing its UV-C lighting production capacity and expanding its UV-C product portfolio. The company is leveraging more than 35 years of expertise in UV-C lighting to address the growing global need for the disinfection of air, surfaces and objects. Read more »