Standardization + Regulation | Jun 01, 2009

On the Standardization of Thermal Characterization of LEDs

Figure 3: Sketches of some mainstream power LED packages. Unlike two decades ago in the IC world, the junction temperature (Tj) of an LED is not just a performance indicator of the thermal design but also plays a major role in lighting design since many properties of the light output of an LED depend on the absolute junction temperature. This means that thermal management should be an integral part of the system design of an LED based lighting solution, resulting in changing roles of different engineering disciplines in the overall design process - as will be discussed later in more detail. Read more »

Business News | Jan 13, 2009

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition To Add a Second LED Exhibit Hall in 2009

The 14th annual Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition to be held June 9-12, 2009 at the China Import and Export Fair, Pazhou Complex, in Guangzhou, China, is adding a second LED exhibit hall this year. The LED booths were very popular last year, perhaps due in part to complement the growing interest in the China LED market in China. Read more »

Business News | Dec 09, 2008

EU Ban on Incandescent Lamps Will Help Consumers and the Climate

OSRAM welcomes the European Union directive to phase out incandescent lamps. The replacement of 3.5 billion incandescent lamps installed throughout Europe will lead to a reduction in the power consumed by lighting systems by more than 30 percent. “The decision by the EU will help protect the climate and will help consumers reduce their electricity costs”, said Martin Goetzeler, CEO of OSRAM. Read more »

Business News | Jun 21, 2008

Opto Taiwan 2008: IRTI showcasing new LED technologies and products

Taiwan`s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is showcasing several new LED technologies and products at the Opto Taiwan 2008 optoelectronics trade show. Read more »

Business News | Jun 04, 2008

UK Government recruits Expert to drive Public Procurement of Ultra-efficient Lighting

Dr Geoff Archenhold, has been seconded as an Industrial Advisor to the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) to help drive the use of public procurement of ultra energy efficient lighting and to promote the Government’s sustainability objectives. Read more »

Business News | Jan 21, 2008

Strategies Unlimited Reports on the Growth Opportunities for High Power LED Diver ICs Beyond Mobile Applications

General Illumination, signs and displays, and automotive applications will register a CAGR of 33% over the forecast period. 2007-2011. The dramatic improvements in the performance of HB LEDs open new high growth opportunities for LED Driver ICs outside mobile applications. Read more »

Business News | Nov 30, 2007

DOE Invitation to Participate SSL Demonstrations Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites participation in the DOE Solid-State Lighting Technology Demonstration program. DOE SSL demonstration projects showcase high-performance LED products in a variety of commercial and residential applications, providing hard data on product performance and cost-effectiveness. DOE seeks to assemble demonstration teams that match host sites with appropriate products and partners. To learn more about how to participate in DOE SSL demonstrations, or to download applications for manufacturers, host sites, or utilities/energy efficiency organizations, visit: http://www.netl.doe.gov/ssl/techdemos.htm. Read more »

Business News | Sep 14, 2007

DOE Issues Final ENERGY STAR Criteria for SSL Products

energy_star_logo-gif The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued the final ENERGY STAR´Program Requirements for Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Luminaires intended for general illumination. Many thanks to all who provided comments on the criteria over many months of development. Your input was very helpful in improving the criteria. Read more »

Business News | Jul 12, 2007

Toronto Shifts to LED Lighting as Answer for Energy Efficiency

The Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) today announced that Toronto is joining Raleigh, N.C. in a citywide initiative to install light-emitting diode (LED) lighting throughout its infrastructure. The LED City™ program, which was launched in February by City of Raleigh officials and LED manufacturer Cree, Inc., fosters collaboration among municipalities as they deploy energy-efficient lighting to deliver cost savings and environmental benefits. Read more »

Business News | Jun 06, 2007

Initiative of the lamp industry to phase-out energy inefficient lighting

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomed today the initiative launched by the lamp industry to phase-out the least efficient lamps from the European markets by 2015. "I welcome the commitment of the industry as a very positive contribution to the goal stated by the European Council in March: to have good light without wasting energy. Read more »

Business News | May 25, 2007

New York City Advertising Agency Installs Green Lighting

In recent years, LED technology has improved dramatically, to the point where high output LEDs can produce a brilliant white light with high efficiency. These properties make LEDs an attractive choice for general lighting in upscale offices and retail spaces. Read more »

Business News | Apr 24, 2007

A 30% Migration to Energy-Efficient Lighting Cuts Worldwide CO2 Emissions by 260 Millon Tons

OSRAM CEO Mr. Martin Goetzeler reasserts the lighting manufacturer giant`s commitment to eco-friendly products at opening of the Global Business Summit for the Environment (B4E) organized by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Read more »

Business News | Mar 08, 2007

Energy-saving lamps to replace incandescent light bulbs in developing and emerging countries

Munich, OSRAM is the world’s first lighting manufacturer to receive approval from the United Nations for a “Clean Development Mechanism” (CDM) for reducing CO2 emissions. 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 »