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 »

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 »

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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 »

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deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life in Wintertime, November 3, 2021

deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life in Wintertime,  November 3, 2021 The Good Light Group, together with the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), the Daylight Academy (DLA), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and Luger Research (LR), are organizing and presenting the “Good Light – Good Life” lectures. The webinar ... Read more »

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