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 »

Business News | Jun 28, 2012

e:lumix Sets the Course for Production and Technology in the LED Domain

Mr. Thomas Zabel (CEO e:lumix, right) and Mr. Robert Abendroth (COO e:lumix, left) presenting their new driverless, AC-driven e:DoB module with Pirat Advanced Micro LEDs in Augsburg Augsburg, Germany (June 27th, 2012) --- e:lumix, the LED, module and lamp manufacturer located in Augsburg, Germany sets a decisive course for expansion and technological leadership. 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 »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 23, 2012

Philips Switching More LED Lighting Orders to Lite-On Technology

Philips has switched more OEM orders for LED lighting products to Taiwan-based Lite-On Technology from epitaxial wafers and chip maker Lextar Electronics, according to industry sources. 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 | May 04, 2012

From Frankfurt to Las Vegas: Zhaga Continues Success Tour

According to Menno Treffers, Zhaga Secretary General, more than ten members will be exhibiting Zhaga-compliant LED products at Lightfair International “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 »

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 | Feb 22, 2012

Philips Joins The Climate Group’s Clean Revolution Campaign as the First Corporate Partner

Philips Lighting, a world leader in innovative lighting solutions, is the first corporate partner to join The Climate Group’s 3-year Clean Revolution campaign. The campaign’s main aim is to reach-out to the world’s decision-makers to inspire and enable them to spur low carbon economic growth. 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 | Jan 17, 2012

IMS Research Expects 2012 Packaged GaN LED Revenues to Stay below 2010 Results

IMS Research expects the 2012 packaged LEDs revenue to stay below the 2010 results after the decrease in 2011 and to grow between 2013 and 2016 due to lighting After 60% growth in 2010, the gallium nitride (GaN) LED market is now expected to fall 6% in 2011 to $8.0B as shown in the figure below and reported in IMS Research’s latest Quarterly GaN LED Supply/Demand Report which tracks and forecasts all aspects of the LED market quarterly. 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 »

Business News | Dec 23, 2011

EU Released the Green Paper Proposal on Environmentally Friendly Lighting

European Union released a Green Paper named "Lighting the Future: Accelerating the Deployment of Innovative Lighting Technologies" 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 »

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