News-Spot | Business News | Jan 24, 2014

Osram Warns That Ageing Street Lights Are Putting Lives in Danger

With more than three quarters of European city street lighting installations over 25 years old[1], Osram is urging local councils to put public safety first by upgrading to white lighting. Recent public surveys have shown that up to 80 per cent of us feel safer with longer lasting white solutions, like LED lighting over traditional installations[2]. Read more »

Business News | Jan 14, 2014

Annual Revenue of Sensors for Intelligent Lighting to Reach USD2.7bn by 2020

Smart Lighting Worldwide revenue from occupancy sensors, photosensors, and lighting network control gear will grow from $1.1 billion annually in 2013 to nearly $2.7 billion by 2020 forecasts market intelligence analyst Navigant Research. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 09, 2014

IET Announces "Code of Practice for the Application of LED Lighting Systems" To Be Released in March

LED lighting is a fast-developing technology that is becoming more popular as people begin to realize the advantages it provides, such as energy efficiency, controllability and longevity. However, poor quality installation of LED lighting systems could negate these advantages and result in inadequate lighting, failure to meet lifetime performance expectations, potential public health and safety issues or even interference with other technology due to poor systems integration. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 17, 2013

IHS Report: Lighting and LEDs Trends for 2014

IHS Inc. has recently released its annual white paper on the lighting and LEDs trends for the year ahead. These predictions for 2014 and beyond, serve to provide insight into key trends and opportunities in the intelligent buildings industry. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 16, 2013

Smithers Apex Report: Are we at the Tipping Point for Widespread Adoption of LEDs?

The promise of affordable LEDs for customers is inching ever closer. LEDs offer a number of advantages compared to traditional lighting methods, and although these advantages have been long known, widespread adoption faces the long-standing obstacle of purchase price. Now that this price is rapidly lessening, the benefits of LEDs are becoming more widely recognised. From security to health, there a number of applications which the use of LEDs could greatly improve. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 14, 2013

Extended Driver Warranties from Harvard Engineering When Xicato LED Modules are Used

Xicato, a leading developer of superior light quality from LED modules, announced today that Harvard Engineering will now offer extended 5 year warranties on its LED drivers used with Xicato based luminaries that are thermally validated by Xicato. Luminaire Thermal Validation is a complimentary program offered to Xicato's customers. Validated luminaires already receive the industry's only 5 year color consistency and lumen maintenance warranty from Xicato and backed by Munich Re. This system approach and validation program that features a driver warranty matched to the Xicato module increases confidence in quality and long term reliability of the entire solution. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 22, 2013

Alumage Advisors Reports 30-50% Price Reduction in LED High Bay Lighting

Alumage Advisors has released its latest product, LED High Bay Price Watch(TM), and is reporting a 30-50% year-to-year price reduction in LED high bay luminaires for industrial and architectural applications, between 2012 and YTD 2013. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 27, 2013

Yole Développement "Status of the LED Industry" Shows that Low Price LED Solutions Are Pushing Technology Adoption Toward General Lighting

Packaged LED revenue - split up by application (Source: Yole Développement, "Status of the LED Industry", Sept. 2013) Yole Développement is pleased to announce the third edition of one of its best seller: Status of the LED Industry. In this 2013 edition, Yole Développement mixes technical analysis, market trends, forecasts, geographical analysis...and much more! With a first part dedicated to general lighting, and a second one focused on other applications, discover the different format of the report and choose the part you need! Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 27, 2013

Research And Markets Publishes LED Lighting System Technology Trends & Market Forecast

The LED lighting system market is expected to kick into high gear around 2013 and start to grow rapidly from 2015. In terms of revenue, the market is expected to reach $55 billion by 2020, from a mere $93 million (2012), with a high growth rate of 92.4% CAGR. Read more »

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 »

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High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

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