Standardization + Regulation | Nov 19, 2010

SEMI International Standards Program Forms High-Brightness LED Standards Committee

SEMI announced today the formation of a high-brightness light-emitting diode (HB-LED) Standards Committee. The SEMI International Standards Committee approved the petition for the HB-LED Standards Committee on November 4, 2010. The Committee met for the first time on November 11 and initiated standards Task Forces on wafers, carriers, assembly and automation. The Committee and Task Forces are comprised of industry leaders in HB-LED devices, sapphire wafers, MOCVD wafer processing, and key equipment and materials suppliers to the LED industry. Read more »

Business News | Nov 16, 2010

EMerge Alliance Introduces First Registered Products for DC Power Distribution in Commercial Buildings

The EMerge Alliance – an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe direct-current (DC) power distribution standards for commercial buildings – today announced the first set of 26 EMerge Alliance Registered products at the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual International Conference and Expo. Read more »

Business News | Oct 22, 2010

Consumerizing Solid State Lighting

LED (Light-emitting diodes) lamps are a fast emerging technology which is considered as the true alternative to the Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL). Many commercial products are now available for professional application; however there is rarely any LED retrofit product which meets all the expectations of consumers in terms of price, light output and other functionalities at the same time. Read more »

Business News | Oct 20, 2010

EMerge Alliance Advances DC Power Distribution Platform

The EMerge Alliance – an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe direct-current (DC) power distribution standards for commercial buildings – today announced it has formed a new technical standard committee for data and telecommunications centers and added 11 new members as part of the group’s planned expansion to address building-wide opportunities for reduced power consumption. Read more »

Business News | Oct 14, 2010

Global Lighting Industry Announces Major Leadership Role in LED Lighting

In order to accelerate the uptake of LED lighting the world’s lighting industry announced today an initiative to co-ordinate and promote the technology at a global level. At its 4th Meeting in Shenzhen, China, the Global Lighting Forum (GLF) held the inaugural meeting of its LED Working Group. Read more »

Business News | Sep 24, 2010

DOE Continues Aggressive Energy Efficiency Enforcement Effort with Nearly 30 New Proposed Penalties

As part of an ongoing commitment to rigorously enforce appliance efficiency requirements, the Department of Energy today announced 27 new proposed penalties against companies selling products in the United States without certifying that they comply with energy efficiency or water conservation standards. The legally required certifications help ensure that products sold in the U.S. deliver significant energy and cost savings to the American public. The 27 companies include well known manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of appliance, plumbing, and lighting products. Read more »

Business News | Sep 09, 2010

FTC Sues Over Company’s False Claims for its Light Emitting Diode (LED) Bulbs

Lights of America - Accent LED Light Bulb - Inside. Agency charges Lights of America with misrepresenting the light output and life expectancy of its Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs. One LED bulb promoted as producing 90 lumens allegedly tested at 43 lumens, less than half the company claimed. Read more »

Business News | Jul 31, 2010

2050 Pathways Analysis - UK

Climate change affects the entire planet, and is by definition a global issue. The UK is taking world-leading action at home to address the problem, but ultimately we need global solutions. Energy is a global issue too. The UK imports an increasing amount of its energy, and, the supplies are to remain secure and priced competitively. Read more »

Standardization + Regulation | Jul 31, 2010

LED Reliability and Current Standards for Measurement

DOE SSL Workshop - July 2010. Presentation by Eric Richman - Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. Read more »

Business News | Apr 30, 2010

China Expo Lighting 2010

China Expo uses advanced LED technology to light up the night and save up to 70% of the energy used by traditional lighting. A look at how it was done. Read more »

Standardization + Regulation | Feb 12, 2010

Zhaga Consortium to Drive Standardization of LED Light Engine Interfaces

Will it become true? - The Zhaga-vision of a worldwide standard for LED products. An international group of companies from the lighting industry – including Acuity Brands Lighting, Cooper Lighting, OSRAM, Panasonic, Philips, Schréder, Toshiba, TRILUX and Zumtobel Group – is to initiate the formation of Zhaga, an industry-wide cooperation aimed at the development of standard specifications for the interfaces of LED light engines. Read more »

Business News | Nov 11, 2009

News from Interlight Moscow 2009

Mitch Sayers (CREE) announced new lighting class multi-chip X-Lamp MPL-EZW for bin reduction for Q1/2010. Kurt Seelig (Alanod) showed reflector solutions based on miro-silver material with 90% over-all efficiency. Mike Hanney (Polymer Optics) showed advanced solutions for mixing optics with lens-reflector combination. Arno @ LED professional - Moscow. 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 »