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Business News | Nov 02, 2012
Yole's New OLED for Lighting Report Forecasts that OLED Lighting will reach a $1.7B market opportunity by 2020
Yole's New OLED for Lighting Report Forecasts that OLED Lighting will reach a $1.7B market opportunity by 2020 So far, OLED revenue has been driven mainly by display applications (smartphones…) but the industry is now targeting the lighting market based on the technology specificities in terms of design and efficiency. Yole Développement is pleased to announce today its new report “OLED for Lighting” which presents all OLED Lighting applications and associated market metrics for the period 2012-2020, and a deep analysis of OLED technology and OLED lighting industry… 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 | Mar 14, 2012
Zhaga's Debut at Light+Building 2012 - Zhaga Members Show the first Zhaga-Compliant, Interchangeable LED Modules
The international lighting industry has so far lacked clear guidelines to ensure the interchangeability of LED modules made by different manufacturers. With Zhaga that is now changing. Since its foundation in February 2010, the consortium has developed specifications for LED module interfaces. These interfaces enable easy LED module integration into luminaire designs and reduce overall system design cost. At Light+Building 2012, from 15 to 20 April in Frankfurt am Main, Zhaga will present to the lighting community what has been achieved so far and the goals for the near future. Read more »
Business News | Aug 25, 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 »
Business News | Dec 03, 2012
ISA 2012 General Assembly Held in Guangzhou on Nov. 5th, 2012
ISA 2012 General Assembly Held in Guangzhou on Nov. 5th, 2012 On November 5th, 2012, more than 75 leading Solid State Lighting industry players, academic experts and NGO representatives from around the world gathered in Guangzhou, China, to participant in the ISA 2012 General Assembly. With the mission to rally the global SSL industry with global initiatives, efforts and resources to accelerate and foster the development of the global SSL industry and applications, ISA has achieved remarkable growth in various working groups and developed 68 members since the establishment in 2010. Read more »
Business News | Aug 23, 2016
Acquisition of Nualight’s LED Driver Business Strengthens Fulham’s European Channels
Fulham Company Group, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the LED Driver business of Lumotech, based in Alkmaar, Netherlands, from Nualight, a manufacturer of specialty LED products. With completion of this acquisition, Lumotech will become Fulham’s new European Design Centre. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | Dec 07, 2012
AG DALI Restructures to Improve Workflow and Becomes DALI
Controllable lighting systems are the key for energy saving in building and outdoor lighting installations with the additional benefit of increased comfort and safety. One of the best known solutions is DALI. DALI stands for ”Digital Adressable Lighting Interface” and identifies a digital interface for intelligent lighting management that is in international use across the lighting industry. 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 »
Business News | Sep 16, 2011
Analysis of the Cost of Goods Sold for Leading LED Lighting Products, Forecasted from 2010-2015
Research and Markets, the leading source for international market research and market data, releases its latest report on a costs analysis of goods sold for leading LED lighting products. This special report examines the major components and modules in LED lights, packaging and material trends, LED comparison costs over time, and the manufacturing supply chain and assembly trends. Read more »
Business News | May 31, 2011
Asia Pacific Goes Green – Best Pre-Condition for future growth potential of LED Lighting Products
Kelvin Inn, Consulting Manager at Global Intelligence Alliance in Hong Kong investigated the regulations, market situation, and future perspectives for the Asia-Pacific region. He came to the conclusion that this region offers the best pre-condition for a huge growth in LED lighting and that Asian lighting brands could dominate the global market in a few years. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | Feb 14, 2013
Bayer's Polycarbonate Facilitated PolyBrite to Develop Award-Winning Bulb
Bayer's Polycarbonate Facilitated PolyBrite to Develop Award-Winning Bulb If every American home replaced just one light bulb with a light bulb that's earned the Energy Star, it would save enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year, save about $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year – equivalent to those from about 800,000 cars – according to Energy Star. Read more »
Business News | Sep 06, 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 »
News-Spot | Business News | Jul 30, 2014
cintelliq Finds that OLED Lighting Continues to Gather Momentum
cintelliq Finds that OLED Lighting Continues to Gather Momentum cintelliq limited is pleased to announce the release of their latest market report “OLED Lighting: Products, prices, capacity costs and forecasts 2014 - 2023”. According to cintelliq OLED lighting is expected to become a strong competitor to LED lighting by 2016 one year earlier than previously thought. OLED lighting may have had a gentle start but it is now firmly gaining market traction as an increasing number of OLED panels and luminaires reach the market – with the efficacy and lifetimes of current OLED panels at a performance level to last more than ten years under normal operating conditions they are rapidly becoming an alternative to LED lighting. 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 | Jun 08, 2012
DOE Announces Selections for SSL Manufacturing R&D Funding Opportunity
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the competitive selection of three projects for solid-state lighting (SSL), in response to the SSL Manufacturing R&D funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0000561. These two-year projects will focus on achieving significant cost reductions while maintaining quality by improving manufacturing equipment, processes, or monitoring techniques. Total DOE funding for the three projects is $7.1 million and leverages an additional $5 million in private-sector funding from the three companies. 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 | Jul 30, 2010
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: Read more »
Business News | Jul 30, 2010
DOE Issues Final ENERGY STAR Criteria for SSL Products
DOE Issues Final ENERGY STAR Criteria for SSL Products 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 30, 2010
DOE SSL commercial product testing program
Solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies today are undergoing rapid change and improvements, and products arriving on the market exhibit a wide range of performance. Industry groups, standards setting organizations, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are moving quickly to develop needed standards and test procedures for SSL products. In the meantime, however, there is a need for reliable, unbiased product performance information to foster the developing market for high-performance SSL products. 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 »