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 10, 2014

Xicato Doubles Its Space to Accommodate New LED Light Module Manufacturing Line in Silicon Valley

Xicato, a leading developer of superior light quality from LED modules, announced today that it has relocated its San Jose headquarters to accommodate a new manufacturing line for the company's next generation of products. The new 24 thousand-square-foot space is more than double the size of Xicato's previous San Jose facility. The privately held company has invested millions of dollars in equipment and resources to meet the increasing global demand for its LED modules. 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 | Dec 13, 2013

New Transfer Project for Polyoptics GmbH

Automated clean-room facilities of polyoptics GmbH The German based company, a developer and manufacturer of polymer optics received a transfer project with a production volume in the mid six-figure range. The company is demonstrating once again that it has the knowledge and capability for large scale production realised to competitive market prices. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 11, 2013

Light Engine Quality Standards Set High At Norlux

Manufacturing the highest quality LED light engines is a top Norlux priority. The company demonstrates this with the quality assurance systems it has set in place. Norlux is an ISO 9000-2008 certified North American LED systems integrator. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 10, 2013

Koch Industries Completes Purchase of Molex

Koch Industries, Inc. has completed its $7.2 billion acquisition of Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX, MOLXA), a global electronic components company. The acquisition was finalized through the merger of Koch Industries’ wholly owned subsidiary, Koch Connectors, Inc., with and into Molex. As a result of the merger, Molex is now an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., retaining its name and headquarters in Lisle, Illinois. The company will continue to be operated by its current management team. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 09, 2013

Philips Lumileds Signs Partnership with MechaTronix for LED Thermal Management Solutions

With the launch of the newest generation Philips Lumileds Luxeon Chip-On-Board (COB) LED modules there was an immediate need for a wide range of standard LED coolers. In the cooperation with MechaTronix Philips Lumileds found a practical and easy way to launch a wide range of standard LED coolers fitting mechanically with the various dimensions of the Luxeon COBs and matching the cooling capacities needed for the whole series. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 06, 2013

Pioneers of Semiconductor Technology: AIXTRON Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

30 years of future-oriented technology: What started as a spin-off at RWTH Aachen University is now a publicly listed provider of deposition systems that has played a key role in shaping microelectronic and optoelectronic production technologies. Some of the world’s largest manufacturers purchase the products offered by the German high-tech player AIXTRON for the production of LEDs, lasers, transistors and solar cells. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 03, 2013

opsira Extends Services with their Lightlab

In their Lightlab, opsira carries out measurements for projects fast and at a favourable price Measurements of optical components and optical systems are essential whenever a project starts, is in process or ends. opsira measures the necessary optical values in several light measurement laboratories and provides significant measurement data and test reports. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 29, 2013

PhotonStar Announces Controls Collaboration with Lutron

PhotonStar LED Ltd formally announced a collaboration with controls specialists Lutron at Lux Live 2013 in order to enable ‘seamless compatibility’ between products. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 26, 2013

Gamma Scientific Awarded IES LM-80 Accreditation for LED Life Testing

Ulbrich's sphere in the Gamma Scientific Laboratory The Gamma Scientific Laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program for IES LM-80: 2008. IES LM-80 is an approved method for measuring lumen depreciation and maintenance of Solid State Lighting (LED) light sources, arrays and modules. The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) developed the standard to provide an objective method to evaluate and compare LED components from different manufacturers. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 21, 2013

Weidmüller and Haeusermann Agree on an Expertise Partnership

Haeusermann GmbH and Weidmüller, two leading providers of innovative solutions in the field of power electronics and device connectivity, are entering into a technology partnership. Both companies have agreed to work closely together in the specification of connection solutions for power electronics. Read more »

EDITORIAL

Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers

Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers Multi Mode in the InGaN portfolio: The blue multi-mode laser diodes PLPT5 447KA and 450KA from Osram Opto Se- miconductors are available as 1.6 and 2.2 Watt versions with a wavelength of 447 nm. The indium-gallium-nitride diodes are edge emitters, which are built into a hermetically sealed TO ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

UV-C Disinfection Technologies Must be Integrated in EU Renovation Plans

UV-C Disinfection Technologies Must be Integrated in EU Renovation Plans LightingEurope launches an UV-C expert group that promotes the benefits of UV-C disinfection technologies and stimulates market demand and fair market access in Europe. The technology has been proven to deactivate, without exception, all viruses against which it has been tested. LightingEurope is ... Read more »