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 »

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 »

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 »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 25, 2013

English Translation of the Reference Book "Conformal Coatings for Electronics Applications" Now Available

The reference book "Conformal Coatings for Electronics Applications" covers all relevant issues of protective coating of electronic assemblies Depending on the requirements, conformal coatings, thick film lacquers or casting compounds may be employed for the purpose of protecting electronic assemblies against climatic load. Their main task is the protection against malfunction or failure of the completed assemblies, even under difficult operating conditions. While the majority of assemblies are installed unprotected in the terminals, and work flawlessly throughout their whole life cycle, with certain applications a permanent operation can only be ensured when the printed circuit board assembly receives a protective coating. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 14, 2013

Bayer's Polycarbonate Facilitated PolyBrite to Develop Award-Winning Bulb

PolyBrite designed an innovative incandescent-like light bulb using an LED light source and replacing the glass with Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Makrolon® 6717 polycarbonate 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 »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 05, 2013

LightingEurope Announces Election of Executive Board

LightingEurope is pleased to announce the election of Mr. Dietmar Zembrot as President of the Executive Board, Mr. Jan Denneman as the Vice-President, and Mr. Diederik de Stoppelaar as Treasurer. Additional Board members include: Alfred Haas (Osram), Peter Hunt (The Lighting Industry Association), Thomas Walentowski (BLV), André ten Bloemendal (NLA), Peter Dillen (Havells-Sylvania), Jean Michel Trouis (Syndicat de l'Eclairage), Francois Séguineau (Toshiba), Johan Segers (AGORIA), Harald Sommerer (Zumtobel), Markku Norhio (AFLE), Alfredo Berges (ANFALUM), Alvaro Andorlini (ASSIL), and Klaus Breisch (Panasonic). Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 15, 2013

Yole Développement Announces: Packaging Cost Reduction Is Driving New Technology and Design Adoption

LED packaging material revenue from 2010 to 2017 Yole Développement announces today its new report “LED packaging”. Compared to the last edition, this update version provides you an update of all market metrics (packaged LED, equipment, materials…), an highlight of 2012 LED packaging trends (design, new technologies and materials per process step…) and lots of additional analysis (wafer bonding, thermal management at the LED module level…). Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 15, 2013

Research & Markets - OLED for Lighting 2012 Report: How to Drive OLED to a $1.7B Market Opportunity by 2020

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 (form factor) and efficiency. On this new battleground, OLED will have to compete with LED technology which has already paved the way with a revolution in Solid State Lighting (SSL) that has drawn attention away from OLED over the last 10 years. Added to that, the high cost of OLED technology will not make mass market penetration easier and current low efficacy could slow adoption. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 12, 2012

Brazilian Authorities Approve DEKRA as a Certification Body for the INMETRO Mark

DEKRA has been accredited by the Brazilian governmental body INMETRO to use its Testing and Inspection Services for conducting quality assessments and granting the conformity certification of products according to national and international standards. From now on, DEKRA can also issue the recognised INMETRO mark. Read more »

Business News | Dec 10, 2012

Lighting the way: Perspectives on the global lighting market (Second edition; 2012) - McKinsey

While many of the findings in McKinsey's 2011 “Lighting the way” report – the first to provide a holistic view of the fragmented and complex global lighting industry – still hold true in general today, some key market parameters have shifted due to world events over the past year. This second edition addresses recent changes in the lighting market environment, updating the 2011 findings with a particular focus on the accelerated erosion of LED prices. The impact of the transition from traditional lighting technologies to LED is likely to be dramatic in the years ahead, affecting players in all related sectors. 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 | Dec 06, 2012

LIGHTINGEUROPE: New Representation of Lighting Industry in Europe Launches

LightingEurope is an industry association representing leading European lighting manufacturers and national lighting associations On 5 December, leading industry representatives met in Brussels to formalize and launch LightingEurope, the voice of the lighting industry in Europe. This new association represents all-sized European lighting companies, including SME’s active in consumer and/or professional lighting as well as national lighting associations. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must From high voltage ballasts for fluorescent bulbs to LED accent lighting, advancements in lighting technologies for industrial and domestic markets have led to a surge in EMI concerns. Luckily, mitigating EMI early on, avoiding costly product redesigns and delays, can be as simple as ... Read more »

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Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection UV radiation encompasses a very wide wavelength spectrum between 10 and 400 nm and is subdivided in ISO Standard 21348 into three ranges. The UVC range between 100 and 280nm is currently extremely relevant for air and water disinfection for combating COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic ... Read more »

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Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that ... Read more »

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New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls explores the current interest in networked lighting controls (NLC) and the benefits various stakeholders can attain from championing interoperable systems. The report details three specific and actionable use cases and explains why interoperability ... Read more »

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design Ruairí O'Brien, associate professor and head of the Architecture and Visual design department at the German University in Cairo and CEO of Ruairí O'Brien. Architektur. Licht Raumkunst, surprised and delighted the audience with his lecture at LpS 2016 when he talked about allowing darkness. He ... Read more »