White Paper | Standardization + Regulation | Nov 14, 2013

Zhaga Publishes Book 7 and Book 8 Interface Specifications for LED Light Engines

Zhaga Logo Two more interface specifications for LED light engines have been published by the Zhaga Consortium. Zhaga is an international organization that is enabling the interchangeability of LED light sources made by different manufacturers. The interface specifications, designated Book 7 and Book 8, can now be downloaded from the Zhaga website . Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 14, 2013

Extended Driver Warranties from Harvard Engineering When Xicato LED Modules are Used

Xicato, a leading developer of superior light quality from LED modules, announced today that Harvard Engineering will now offer extended 5 year warranties on its LED drivers used with Xicato based luminaries that are thermally validated by Xicato. Luminaire Thermal Validation is a complimentary program offered to Xicato's customers. Validated luminaires already receive the industry's only 5 year color consistency and lumen maintenance warranty from Xicato and backed by Munich Re. This system approach and validation program that features a driver warranty matched to the Xicato module increases confidence in quality and long term reliability of the entire solution. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 22, 2013

Alumage Advisors Reports 30-50% Price Reduction in LED High Bay Lighting

Alumage Advisors has released its latest product, LED High Bay Price Watch(TM), and is reporting a 30-50% year-to-year price reduction in LED high bay luminaires for industrial and architectural applications, between 2012 and YTD 2013. Read more »

Standardization + Regulation | Oct 12, 2013

Zhaga Specifications Reference NEMA Standard for LED Dimming

Zhaga Logo NEMA’s LED dimming standard SSL 7A-2013 has been referenced by two Zhaga interface specifications for LED light engines. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 27, 2013

Yole Développement "Status of the LED Industry" Shows that Low Price LED Solutions Are Pushing Technology Adoption Toward General Lighting

Packaged LED revenue - split up by application (Source: Yole Développement, "Status of the LED Industry", Sept. 2013) Yole Développement is pleased to announce the third edition of one of its best seller: Status of the LED Industry. In this 2013 edition, Yole Développement mixes technical analysis, market trends, forecasts, geographical analysis...and much more! With a first part dedicated to general lighting, and a second one focused on other applications, discover the different format of the report and choose the part you need! Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 27, 2013

Research And Markets Publishes LED Lighting System Technology Trends & Market Forecast

The LED lighting system market is expected to kick into high gear around 2013 and start to grow rapidly from 2015. In terms of revenue, the market is expected to reach $55 billion by 2020, from a mere $93 million (2012), with a high growth rate of 92.4% CAGR. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 19, 2013

Markets for Smart Lighting Driver, Controller and Sensor Chips

The objective of this report is to identify and quantify the opportunities for electronics in smart lighting systems over the next eight years. It is designed to become required reading for firms in the semiconductor industry that want to better understand the opportunities in smart lighting electronics. It is also intended to provide guidance to firms in the LED and smart lighting systems sectors who need to better understand where smart-lighting electronics trends will take their businesses. Read more »

Standardization + Regulation | News-Spot | Jul 17, 2013

Leading Lighting Companies Select ZigBee Light Link

The Connected Lighting Alliance announced today its endorsement of ZigBee Light Link as the preferred common open standard for residential connected lighting applications, simplifying choices for both lighting companies and consumers. Read more »

White Paper | Standardization + Regulation | Jun 26, 2013

Zhaga Announces Several Updates and Reports About Activities in their Latest June Newsletter

June has been a very busy month for Zhaga, with the consortium’s first meeting in China combined with an open session for government officials and representatives from China’s lighting industry. Meanwhile, the first products have now been certified for Zhaga interface specification Books 4, 7 and 8, while Zhaga has signed a liaison with the Global Lighting Association. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 31, 2013

IDTechEx Compares OLED vs. LED Lighting - Is there room for OLED Lighting

The relative monetary contribution of each lighting market segment to the total OLED market 2013-2023 (a), radar chart comparing attributes of OLED and LED lighting (b) [Source: IDTech] Dr Norman Bardsley, Bardsley Consulting & Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx Research find that in its “most likely” forecasts scenario OLED lighting will become a $1.3 billion market in 2023 – equating to 1.3% of the market size of LED lighting at that time. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 21, 2013

LRC Launches First Interactive, Online Lighting Design Resource for Homes

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has launched the first interactive website to help homeowners, contractors and builders choose the right light bulbs, fixtures and controls to maximize energy savings, calculate lighting costs and achieve lighting effects to meet a wide range of needs in their homes. It also shows how to design safe, healthy lighting for aging adults. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 21, 2013

Market Revenue for Drivers in LED General Lighting Applications to Triple from 2012 to 2015

The market governing LED driver integrated circuits (ICs) for lighting will surge to $666 million in 2015, up from $214 million in 2012 Global revenue for light-emitting diode (LED) drivers used in general lighting applications will more than triple from 2012 to 2015, as the market for solid-state illumination booms, according a new report entitled “LED Driver ICs – World – 2013” from IMS Research, now part of IHS (NYSE: IHS). Growth will moderate somewhat during the following years, but revenue is expected to continue to expand, reaching $810 million in 2018. Read more »

White Paper | Standardization + Regulation | Apr 22, 2013

Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires, V1.0

The DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium's Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires is a tool designed to help cities, utilities, and other local agencies accelerate their adoption of systems that can further reduce the energy and maintenance costs of operating their streetlights. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 28, 2013

Aledia Makes Its First LEDs on 8-Inch Silicon Wafers Using Cost-Disruptive Microwire Technology

Aledia, a developer of LEDs based on disruptive microwire GaN-on-Silicon technology, announced today that it has made its first LEDs on 8-inch (200mm) silicon wafers. The cost of Aledia’s LED 3D chips based on microwires is expected to be four times less than traditional planar (2D) LEDs. Additionally, Aledia announced its first-round financing totalling €10 million (approximately $13M) with leading US and European investors, which was closed in 2012. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 22, 2013

LED Light Bulbs Recalled by Lighting Science Group Due to Fire Hazard

LSG Recall After receiving 68 (=0.12/mill) reports of LEDs overheating, the Lighting Science Group has recalled 554,000 lightbulbs sold under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania, and Westinghouse. Included in the incidents were eight that resulted in damage to light sockets, fixtures, rugs, carpet, floors, circuits or lamps. The Lighting Science Group is offering new bulbs to buyers. 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 »