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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 | 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 »
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 | 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 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 | Feb 15, 2011
GE Mocks Consumers: GE Sends Energy-Efficient Valentine to U.S. Consumers
U.S. consumers shopping for light bulbs this Valentine’s Day and in the coming months may notice changes on retail store shelves: fewer incandescent bulbs and a wider selection of energy-efficient incandescent halogen bulbs. GE Lighting offers a light bulb that looks like the century-old and beloved incandescent bulb, produces nearly the same light output but operates up to 22 percent more efficiently. Read more »
Business News | Apr 05, 2011
IMS Research Says "TI to Dominate Power ICs and LED Driver ICs Market"
Texas Instruments’ acquisition of National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion will create a giant that dominates the power IC field according to the latest data* from IMS Research.The combination of these two titans will represent about 17% of the power management and driver IC market, or $2.2 billion in revenue, whilst their share of the LED IC market will stand at over 25%. Read more »
Business News | May 11, 2011
Number of EMerge Alliance Certified LED Products Grows - EMerge Alliance at LIGHTFAIR 2011
The EMerge Alliance – an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe direct-current (DC) power distribution standards for commercial buildings – today announced that 22 additional products have been Registered as compliant with the EMerge Alliance initial standard covering the Occupied Space in commercial buildings and 16 new members have joined the organization. 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 »