News-Spot | Business News | Sep 05, 2013

MeanWell's Multi Output LED Power Supplies LCM-40(DA) and LCM-60(DA) Now Available from Schukat

Built in PFC, 1-10V dimming and PWM signal function are some of the features of the new flexible LED driver series With the new LCM-40(DA) / LCM-60(DA) series, MeanWell has expanded its broad range of switching power supplies for LED lighting. The LCM-40(DA) and LCM-60(DA) series feature multiple constant-current outputs, selectable using an integrated DIP switch. The LCM-40(DA) series offers outputs of 350/500/600/700/900/1050mA and the LCM-60(DA) outputs of 500/600/700/900/1050/1400mA. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 02, 2013

Ulrich Schumacher - New Zumtobel CEO

Ulrich Schumacher - CEO Zumtobel After disputes about a new corporate strategy, the lighing producer sees a change of personnel in the board of managers. Ulrich Schuhmacher is becoming new CEO. 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

Saelig Introduces GaN-on-Silicon MAGIC White LEDs at Significant Cost Advantage

Plessey's MAGIC PLW111010 PLCC-2 SMT white light GaN-on-Silicon LEDs are now also available from Saelig Saelig Company, Inc. has announced MAGIC PLW111010 PLCC-2 SMT white light LEDs. These GaN-on-Silicon LEDs are the first commercially available solid state illuminators manufactured on 6” GaN-on-Silicon substrates. With production yields of greater than 95% and fast processing times, a significant cost advantage can be offered over Sapphire- and Silicon Carbide-based LED solutions for a wide range of industry-standard solid-state illumination and indicator applications. 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 | Aug 14, 2013

Tridonic Site in Dornbirn Achieves ISO 50001 Certification for Efficient Operations

Tridonic’s Dornbirn site obtained ISO 50001 certification in July. The international standard for energy management systems (EMS) has been audited in the site for the first time. This factory is therefore the first in the Zumtobel Group to be certified under this standard. ISO 50001 is firmly anchored in the sustainability objectives of all the brands in the Zumtobel Group. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 14, 2013

Cree XLamp® XH-B & XH-G LEDs Now Available at Mouser

Cree XLamp® XH-B & XH-G LED's unique ceramic packaging promises long calculated L70 lifetimes Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced it is stocking the new XLamp® XH-B & XH-G LEDs from Cree, featuring unique ceramic packaging for long calculated L70 lifetimes. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 09, 2013

Cheil Industries to Acquire Novaled AG

Cheil Industries, a leading electronic materials company in the display industry, and Novaled AG, a world class provider in OLED technologies and materials, announced today that Cheil Industries acquires a majority stake in Novaled in a transaction valuing Novaled at €260 million. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 09, 2013

Phihong and Oree Announce Global Partnership in Development and Marketing of Planar LED Lighting System

Phihong Technologies Ltd (Taiwan), a high-volume manufacturer of a wide range of electronic assemblies including drivers for LED lighting, and Oree Illumination Solutions Inc. (Israel), developer of LED-based planar lighting technology, have signed a global partnership agreement. Both companies will market Oree's LightCell™ technology and Phihong’s LED driver technology as a complete plug-and-play system for lighting designers and manufacturers. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 02, 2013

Dialight Announces New Intertek-Certified Photometric & Electrical Lab at NJ HQ

Dialight, the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the opening of its new on-site Intertek Lab at the company’s North American headquarters in Farmingdale, N.J. The Dialight Photometric & Electrical Lab is one of only a few Level IV facilities in the industry, qualified through the Intertek SATELLITE™ Data Acceptance Program to independently conduct IES-LM-79-08 Approved Method: Electrical and Photometric Measurements of Solid-State Lighting Products and In-situ Temperature Measurement Tests (ISTMT). Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 01, 2013

Xicato France Benelux Distribution Becomes Luxendi and Positions for Continued Growth

Xicato announced today that its original value added distributor, Xicato France Benelux Distribution, has changed its name to Luxendi. “The transition from conventional lighting business models to solid-state lighting has provided an enormous growth opportunity for us in the role of a value added distributor,” said Rob Verbeelen, MD of Luxendi. “We are Xicato’s supplier for Benelux and France and support customers throughout western Europe.” Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 01, 2013

Azzurro Announces LED Business Unit and Licensing Strategy for LED Industry

The company made public today the foundation of its new LED business unit, called “Azzurro LED Technologies”, dedicating more resources to migrate the LED industry to GaN-on-Si. The new business unit’s strategy is to license Azzurro’s technology and IP to LED companies. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 01, 2013

Dialight Accepted by Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier Scheme

Dialight, the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced that it has become an ‘Accredited Supplier’ in the Carbon Trust’s recently launched Green Business Directory. The directory features suppliers which have been independently assessed and accredited via the Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier scheme in order to aid organisations looking to install energy efficient and low carbon technologies. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 31, 2013

Bivar and Marl Initiate Joint LED Lighting Development Partnership

Marl International has started a bilateral engineering partnership with California-based LED lighting manufacturer Bivar Inc. under which the two companies will combine design resources and share IP to bring innovative LED lighting and indicators to the market more quickly. The announcement marks a further stage in the strategic alliance between Marl and Bivar which was announced in January 2013. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 30, 2013

Philips Lumileds Adds Two Leading Distributors of LED Components in Japan

In a move to expand product availability and speed time-to-market of LED lighting solutions, Philips Lumileds today announced signing distribution agreements with Macnica/Clavis Company and Marubeni Metals in Japan. The two new agreements enable immediate access to Philips Lumileds application-specific LEDs in Japan. Read more »

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Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good' At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of 'Light so Good'. Read more »

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Future Lighting Solutions Launches Offline Lighting System Selector Mobile App for iOS and Android

Future Lighting Solutions Launches Offline Lighting System Selector Mobile App for iOS and Android Future Lighting Solutions (FLS), a leading provider of solid-state lighting, engineering expertise and design tools, is proud to announce the launch of their new offline Lighting System Selector for iOS and Android devices. Read more »

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Researchers from Hokkaido University Let Europium Shine Brighter

Researchers from Hokkaido University Let Europium Shine Brighter A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting devices. - The europium Eu(III) complex with nanocarbon antenna emitting fine red light. Read more »

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Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz Luger Research and Zhaga are proud to announce that the 2020 LpS/TiL conference will host a Zhaga Summit. This one-day event will provide application-driven introductions to the latest Zhaga standards, review their market reception, and solicit inputs from the specifier community through workshops. Read more »

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CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources

CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources The new CIE International Standard S 025-SP1/E:2019 is a supplement to CIE S 025:2015 Test Method for LED Lamps, LED Luminaires and LED Modules specifies the requirements for measurement of electrical, photometric, and colorimetric quantities of OLED luminaires and OLED light sources. These sources ... Read more »

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Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights Kyra Xavia is a researcher, educator and investigative journalist based in New Zealand. Her roles as general secretary of the Light and Lighting Research Consortium (LLRC), delegate for the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), New Zealand Ambassador for Women in Lighting 2019, and co-leader of ... Read more »