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Business News | Jul 21, 2011
Lighting Facts® Partners Recognized at DOE SSL Workshop
Nine Lighting Facts partners were recognized last week at the sixth annual U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Market Introduction Workshop, in Seattle, Washington. The three-day event brought together more than 275 utilities, energy efficiency program representatives, manufacturers, and other industry insiders and observers interested in keeping up to date on the latest SSL commercialization developments. 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 »
LpS 2011 | LED Business | Oct 12, 2011
Cost Considerations of Luminaries
Cost Considerations of Luminaries 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 »
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 Monthly LED Lamp Retail Price Tracker – Global Average Retail Price for 60W Incandescent LED Lamps at $36 in October 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 »
Business News | Dec 16, 2011
EU Released the Green Paper Proposal on Environmentally Friendly Lighting
EU Released the Green Paper Proposal on Environmentally Friendly Lighting 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 | 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 »
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 | 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 | May 04, 2012
From Frankfurt to Las Vegas: Zhaga Continues Success Tour
From Frankfurt to Las Vegas: Zhaga Continues Success Tour “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 »
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 | 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 »