News-Spot | Business News | Dec 12, 2012

Brazilian Authorities Approve DEKRA as a Certification Body for the INMETRO Mark

DEKRA has been accredited by the Brazilian governmental body INMETRO to use its Testing and Inspection Services for conducting quality assessments and granting the conformity certification of products according to national and international standards. From now on, DEKRA can also issue the recognised INMETRO mark. Read more »

Business News | Dec 10, 2012

Lighting the way: Perspectives on the global lighting market (Second edition; 2012) - McKinsey

While many of the findings in McKinsey's 2011 “Lighting the way” report – the first to provide a holistic view of the fragmented and complex global lighting industry – still hold true in general today, some key market parameters have shifted due to world events over the past year. This second edition addresses recent changes in the lighting market environment, updating the 2011 findings with a particular focus on the accelerated erosion of LED prices. The impact of the transition from traditional lighting technologies to LED is likely to be dramatic in the years ahead, affecting players in all related sectors. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 07, 2012

AG DALI Restructures to Improve Workflow and Becomes DALI

Controllable lighting systems are the key for energy saving in building and outdoor lighting installations with the additional benefit of increased comfort and safety. One of the best known solutions is DALI. DALI stands for ”Digital Adressable Lighting Interface” and identifies a digital interface for intelligent lighting management that is in international use across the lighting industry. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 06, 2012

LIGHTINGEUROPE: New Representation of Lighting Industry in Europe Launches

LightingEurope is an industry association representing leading European lighting manufacturers and national lighting associations On 5 December, leading industry representatives met in Brussels to formalize and launch LightingEurope, the voice of the lighting industry in Europe. This new association represents all-sized European lighting companies, including SME’s active in consumer and/or professional lighting as well as national lighting associations. Read more »

Business News | Dec 03, 2012

ISA 2012 General Assembly Held in Guangzhou on Nov. 5th, 2012

ISA General Assembly 2012 with President Ms. WU Ling On November 5th, 2012, more than 75 leading Solid State Lighting industry players, academic experts and NGO representatives from around the world gathered in Guangzhou, China, to participant in the ISA 2012 General Assembly. With the mission to rally the global SSL industry with global initiatives, efforts and resources to accelerate and foster the development of the global SSL industry and applications, ISA has achieved remarkable growth in various working groups and developed 68 members since the establishment in 2010. Read more »

Business News | Nov 02, 2012

Yole's New OLED for Lighting Report Forecasts that OLED Lighting will reach a $1.7B market opportunity by 2020

Yole forecasts a huge potential for increase of OLED panels revenues for lighting applications So far, 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 and efficiency. Yole Développement is pleased to announce today its new report “OLED for Lighting” which presents all OLED Lighting applications and associated market metrics for the period 2012-2020, and a deep analysis of OLED technology and OLED lighting industry… Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 10, 2012

LED Inventor Nick Holonyak Reflects on Discovery 50 Years Later

Celebrating 50 years since the advent of LED technology, Nick Holonyak compares his first visible LED invention to GE Lighting’s latest 27-watt LED available in 2013, replacing the 100-watt incandescent Fifty years ago today, 33-year-old GE scientist Dr. Nick Holonyak, Jr., invented the first practical visible-spectrum light-emitting diode (LED), a device that GE colleagues at the time called “the magic one” because its light, unlike infrared lasers, was visible to the human eye. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 05, 2012

Yole Développement Concludes: “Independent Phosphor Companies Free the Market from IP Blocking by Market Leaders”

LED Phosphor revenue forecast (Report includes detailed breakdown: YAG, Yellow Silicate, Nitrides, Oxynitrides, Red /Orange Silicate, Green Silicates, Green GAL…) - (Source: LED Phosphors report, Yole Développement, October 2012) Phosphors are a keystone of LED technologies, enabling the conversion of the monochromatic blue or near-UV light emitted by LED chips into a richer spectrum of color approaching or exceeding that of other artificial light sources. Yole Développement announces today its new report “LED phosphors” which provides a detailed description of the LED phosphor industry. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 17, 2012

NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report Titled, “OLED Encapsulation Materials Markets -2012”

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it will release a new report that analyzes the commercial development and opportunities for OLED encapsulation. The report titled, “OLED Encapsulation Materials Markets-2012” will be available in early October of 2012 and follows recent NanoMarkets reports on OLED display and lighting materials markets. Read more »

Business News | Aug 10, 2012

Packaged LED Market Report from Yole Développement & EPIC Forecasts Tremendous Growth between 2012 and 2018

General lighting applications will dominate the packaged LED revenue from 2013 on Yole Développement and EPIC announce their report dedicated to the LED industry: “Status of the LED Industry”. The report presents all applications of LEDs and associated market metrics, LED cost reduction opportunities, entire LED value chain, a deep analysis of the general lighting application and an analysis of geographical trends. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 10, 2012

Research and Markets Releases New 2012 Report on LED Phosphor Materials

Research and Markets' new NanoMarkets report provides an in-depth analysis and forecast of the LED phosphor market in the next eight years. It builds off the extensive experience that NanoMarkets has in the area of solid-state lighting and related materials. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 25, 2012

Universal Display Purchases Fujifilm’s Worldwide OLED Patent Portfolio for $105 Million

Universal Display Corporation, the leading OLED patent licensor and supplier of materials and technologies for energy-efficient OLED displays and lighting, and FUJIFILM Corporation, announced today that Fujifilm has sold and Universal Display has purchased the entire worldwide patent portfolio of more than 1,200 OLED patents and patent applications of Fujifilm for $105 million. Read more »

Business News | Jul 12, 2012

Gamma Scientific Acknowledged as EPA-Recognized Laboratory for Third-Party ENERGY STAR™ Lighting Certification

Gamma Scientific is now EPA-recognized to provide ENERGY STAR testing for LED Lamps and luminaires. The laboratory is also ISO 17025 compliant and NVLAP accredited for SSL luminaires Gamma Scientific, manufacturers of precision testing equipment for light measurement, has been acknowledged as an EPA-recognized laboratory to perform third-party ENERGY STAR™ certification testing for lighting products. This recognition allows Gamma Scientific to provide ENERGY STAR certification testing for a variety of lighting products, including LED lamps, luminaires, automotive lighting and street lights. Read more »

Business News | Jul 10, 2012

The European Commission Published the Results of the Public Consultation Online

European Union released the consultation results on the Green Paper named "Lighting the Future: Accelerating the Deployment of Innovative Lighting Technologies" Innovative lighting products for general in- and outdoor lighting applications based on light-emitting diode technology (LED and OLED) are relatively new in the marketplace but slowly gaining ground. In 2011 they represented close to 13% of the European general lighting market. While the lighting industry promises low electricity consumption and very long lifetimes as well as improved lighting quality and new opportunities for lighting design, European consumers and professional users… Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 29, 2012

New LED Driver 3D Models from Thomas Research Products

Thomas Research Products now offers 3D models of their LED Drivers on the company website. Thomas Research Products is a leading manufacturer of SSL power solutions. 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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