Business News | Jun 28, 2012

e:lumix Sets the Course for Production and Technology in the LED Domain

Mr. Thomas Zabel (CEO e:lumix, right) and Mr. Robert Abendroth (COO e:lumix, left) presenting their new driverless, AC-driven e:DoB module with Pirat Advanced Micro LEDs in Augsburg Augsburg, Germany (June 27th, 2012) --- e:lumix, the LED, module and lamp manufacturer located in Augsburg, Germany sets a decisive course for expansion and technological leadership. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 23, 2012

LEDs Solutions Will Save Africa $10bn – Phillips

The world’s leading lighting company, Philips has hinted on the need for Africa to switch to light-emitting diodes (LEDs) from its current expensive diesel and fuel based lighting system, the continent could save up to N1.63 trillion ($10 billion). Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 23, 2012

Philips Switching More LED Lighting Orders to Lite-On Technology

Philips has switched more OEM orders for LED lighting products to Taiwan-based Lite-On Technology from epitaxial wafers and chip maker Lextar Electronics, according to industry sources. 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 »

News-Spot | Business News | May 04, 2012

From Frankfurt to Las Vegas: Zhaga Continues Success Tour

According to Menno Treffers, Zhaga Secretary General, more than ten members will be exhibiting Zhaga-compliant LED products at Lightfair International “Our specifications substantially change the LED lighting market by reducing the risks of developing LED lighting products”, Menno Treffers, Secretary General at Zhaga, gets to the heart of the matter – the future belongs to the interchangeability of LED light sources from different manufacturers. This was recently experienced by the 200,000 visitors who attended Light+Building. 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 »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 22, 2012

Philips Joins The Climate Group’s Clean Revolution Campaign as the First Corporate Partner

Philips Lighting, a world leader in innovative lighting solutions, is the first corporate partner to join The Climate Group’s 3-year Clean Revolution campaign. The campaign’s main aim is to reach-out to the world’s decision-makers to inspire and enable them to spur low carbon economic growth. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 23, 2012

Research & Markets Releases "Global Chip on Board Light Emitting Diode Market (2011 – 2016)" Research

The COB LED market is observed to be growing rapidly as the technology improves and costs go down. The growing demand for energy efficient solutions is helping the industry to gain a consistent market share. The COB-LED module market is expected to exceed the growth of overall LED market in the forecasted period by grabbing the share from DIP-LED and SMD-LED due to having advantages over DIP and SMD, such as higher lumens density, better thermal management, more reliable and longer life, and the most important the small size and many more. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 17, 2012

IMS Research Expects 2012 Packaged GaN LED Revenues to Stay below 2010 Results

IMS Research expects the 2012 packaged LEDs revenue to stay below the 2010 results after the decrease in 2011 and to grow between 2013 and 2016 due to lighting After 60% growth in 2010, the gallium nitride (GaN) LED market is now expected to fall 6% in 2011 to $8.0B as shown in the figure below and reported in IMS Research’s latest Quarterly GaN LED Supply/Demand Report which tracks and forecasts all aspects of the LED market quarterly. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 04, 2012

Reed Exhibitions and China Solid State Lighting Association Hold Taiwan Press Conference to Promote Communication and Development in LED Industry

End of December, Reed Exhibitions held a joint press conference with the China Solid State Lighting Association (CSA) in Jinghua, Taiwan. The two parties, co-organizers of Green Lighting Shanghai 2012 and CHINASSL 2012, were keen to unearth opportunities for bilateral cooperation and boost development. About 100 people, including representatives from the leading lighting companies and electronics manufacturers in Taiwan, as well as several members of the local trade and mass media, attended the press conference. Read more »

Business News | Dec 23, 2011

EU Released the Green Paper Proposal on Environmentally Friendly Lighting

European Union released a Green Paper named "Lighting the Future: Accelerating the Deployment of Innovative Lighting Technologies" Today, the European Union released a Green Paper named "Lighting the Future: Accelerating the Deployment of Innovative Lighting Technologies" to accelerating the wide deployment of innovative, environmentally friendly, high-quality lighting solutions, which are based on light emitting diode (LED) and organic LED technologies. Contributions to the new policy are welcome from all interest stakeholders. Read more »

News-Spot | Nov 24, 2011

The Inventor of the White LED Celebrates his 80th Birthday

Congratulations to the 80th birthday of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schneider who invented the white LED which is composed of a single semiconductor chip His invention illuminates the world: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schneider, former head of department at Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics and inventor of the white LED, celebrates his 80th birthday at 25.11.2011. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 15, 2011

IMS Research Issues New Forecast in Its Updated Quarterly LED Supply and Demand Report

Total MOCVD Unit Share IMS Research has released the MOCVD chapters of its 300-page Quarterly LED Supply and Demand Report on November 1st which revealed significant changes in MOCVD market share and the MOCVD market outlook. Read more »

Business News | Oct 18, 2011

IMS Research Monthly LED Lamp Retail Price Tracker – Global Average Retail Price for 60W Incandescent LED Lamps at $36 in October

IMS Research also found a significant  variation in the price of these lamps by region.  Germany has the most expensive lamps, priced at $70, while in Taiwan; equivalent lamps are priced at $19 IMS Research has launched a Global Monthly LED Lamp Retail Price Tracker to monitor and provide insight into the rapidly growing and changing LED lamp market. With the phasing out of incandescent lamps and the dislike that consumers have with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), LED replacement lamps have an enormous opportunity as prices fall further. Read more »

LpS 2011 | LED Business | Oct 12, 2011

Cost Considerations of Luminaries

LpS 2011_VideoPic At the LpS 2011 in Bregenz, Klaus Vamberszky, CTO from the Zumtobel Group, presented a cost analysis of downlight luminaries and predicted the cost relations of the main cost parts in a luminary over the next 10 years. Read more »


UniDriver® Universal Input Line Voltage LED Drivers

UniDriver® Universal Input Line Voltage LED Drivers LTF Technology’s UniDriver Series offers the ultimate in flexibility and ease of driver selection for lighting industry OEMs and specifiers. These technologically-advanced LED drivers offer True-Tri-Mode dimming from 100V to 277V (ELV, TRIAC, 0-10V), dimming levels from 100% to 0.1%, compatibility ... Read more »


NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München

NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München LED manufacturer NICHIA, a specialist in highly efficient lighting, Human Centric Lighting and the imitation of natural light, will participate in the Munich Lichtwoche 2021 from 5 to 12 November with a light installation, two presentations and a discussion on the topic of UV-C. The light ... Read more »