News-Spot | Business News | Oct 15, 2015

Russian Investor to Boost VTT-Originated Flexbright LED Foil Technology

Flexbright hybrid LED-lighting foil has extremely high technical performance such as luminous power and efficiency. It is possible to manufacture on R2R printing and R2R bonding processes VTT-originated Flexbright Oy and Russian company NNCRM have agreed on partnership to develop Flexbright's innovative LED foil project. This offers many business opportunities to further innovation and design making use of Internet of Things technology, for example. Read more »

Business News | Sep 29, 2015

Lux-TSI Completes Full Accreditation: LM-79 Testing for Global Market Access

Type C gonio with a downlight in the Lux-TSI test lab With the growing demand for independent accredited photometric data, Lux TSI has completed its UKAS accreditation extension and is now providing full accredited photometric reports and files for LED lighting products to LM-79-08, CIE S025 and EN 13032-4. Our data is accepted by Lighting Facts, Energy Star and Design Lights Consortium (DLC). As a result, Lux-TSI is supporting Global Market Access for lighting manufacturers from its high-tech laboratory site in the UK. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 17, 2015

Munich Re Insures LED Products that Have DEKRA LED Performance Approval

Munich Re’s Green Tech Solutions has developed specialized insurance solutions for the LED market, in which LED manufacturers as well as project developers can cover the financial risks resulting from guarantee conditions or technical problems. Munich Re and DEKRA expect that the willingness to invest in LED projects will increase as a result of this. Their collaboration goes further than just the insurance, with both companies exchanging knowledge about the quality of LED lighting and collaborating in developing new services for the LED market. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 01, 2015

Rutronik Expands Franchise Activities

Rutronik widens its activities with two new franchise agreements for C&K products and the former IR portfolio that now belongs to Infineon. Read more »

Business News | Aug 24, 2015

Industry Mourns the Passing of Roland Haitz, age 80, Pioneer of the Solid-State Lighting Revolution

Dr. Haitz was one of very few visionaries. Haitz’s Law, which is the equivalent for LEDs and lighting what Moore’s Law is for transistors and integrated circuits, provided the roadmap for LED-based lighting Dr. Roland Haitz, a pioneer of the solid-state lighting revolution and an engine of innovation throughout his career, has passed away at the age of 80 at his home in Portola Valley, California. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Bente Haitz, his two children and three grandchildren. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 17, 2015

Luger Research and Messe Muenchen Announce Strategic Partnership

Lighting Forum at electronica 2014 Luger Research, publisher of LED professional and organizer of the LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS), entered into a long-term partnership with Messe Muenchen, organizer of electronica, productronica and other international trade shows in the field of New Technologies. The strategic partnership is a long-term event and knowledge cooperation in the fields of Solid-State-Lighting, electronics and smart controls. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 27, 2015

Investment Group Acquires Bridgelux and Bridgelux Spins Off Xenio for Smart Lighting

Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of solid state lighting (SSL) technologies, announced it has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by the China Electronics Corporation (CEC), and ChongQing Linkong Development Investment Company. Established in 1989, CEC controls 61 second-level subsidiaries, including 13 listed holding companies. With over 70,000 employees, CEC is one of the largest IT companies in China. In conjunction with the sale of Bridgelux to the investment group led by CEC, Bridgelux also announced that the Board of Directors has approved a plan to spin off its Smart Lighting LED platform business under the name of Xenio Corporation. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 07, 2015

Monolithic Power Systems Signs Digi-Key to Expand Globally

Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading company in high-performance power solutions, announced today that MPS has signed a distribution agreement with Digi-Key Electronics, a leading, global, full-service provider of electronic components, for the promotion and sale of MPS products worldwide. MPS' mission is to reduce total energy consumption in its customers' systems with green, practical, compact solutions. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 06, 2015

Schukat's Offers "All-in-One" LED Lighting Bundles

Schukat's "All-in-One" bundles consist of all well-matched components that are necessary to design a luminaire Customers who want "all-in-one" lighting bundles benefit from time savings and customised product kits, bringing together LEDs from Bridgelux, heat sinks from MechaTronix, MeanWell power supplies, accessories like heat transfer compounds and LED holders and the expertise needed for heat sink calculations. With these bundles, Schukat offers a new kind of supports to their clients. Read more »

Business News | Jul 01, 2015

EPISTAR Strengthens Relationship with Partners with Core Technology & IP

EPISTAR keeps building innovating products and technologies and continues to bolster its global IP position. In addition, EPISTAR strives to strengthen the value of its Co-activation Service. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 24, 2015

IoT Smart Lighting Report Shows 100% Increase In Intelligent Features Since Last Year

Alumage Advisors has released its latest LED Smart Lighting Report, including a free version for end-users, highlighting 40 product features of interest for 1,000 C&I luminaires worldwide. Read more »

Business News | May 18, 2015

LightingEurope and LpS 2015 Announce Partnership

Diederik de Stoppelaar, Secretary General at LightingEurope LightingEurope is pleased to announce that they will be a strategic partner for the 5th International LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS 2015) from September 22-24, 2015 in Bregenz, Austria. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 12, 2015

MSC Technologies Now Offers New LMH2+ LED Modules from Cree

MSC now provides Cree's improved LMH2+ modules with 125 lpw and CRI 90 MSC Technologies, a business group of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, is offering Innovative LMH2+ with unprecedented combination of 125 lumens-per-watt Efficacy and 90 CRI in a Small Form Factor. The LMH2+ is the only LED module that allows lighting manufacturers to achieve a system efficacy of 100 lumens-per-watt with high light quality. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 11, 2015

Plus Opto Announces Launch of LG Chem OLED Lighting Range

Plus Opto now distributes LG Chem's product range; one example is the DIY Kit that contains all what is necessary to create smart, flexible designs in minutes Plus Opto Ltd, The Optoelectronics Specialist, has signed the first agreement to distribute the OLED Lighting product range from market leader LG Chem, in the UK. The range includes the world’s largest commercially-available panel at 320x320 mm and – an industry first – a flexible OLED panel on plastic substrate with a bend radius of 30 mm. Panels are available in 3000 K and 4000 K colour temperatures. A CRI of 90, efficacy of 90 lm/W and lifetime - previously a concern for potential OLED users - up to 40000 hours, makes LG Chem OLED panels the ideal solution for a wide range of applications. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 05, 2015

Epistar Promotes Co-Activation Service Model

Competition in the LED market has been heating up with China-based LED firms aggressively integrating the whole supply chain vertically from chips to packaging to modules. China-based firms are able to provide one-stop-shop services and use low-price strategies to expand their presence in the LED application market. This is negatively impacting Taiwan’s LED makers, especially small- and medium-size packaging and module firms, who are experiencing shrinking market share. Against this backdrop, Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar began promoting Co-activation Service Model three years ago hoping to turn the tide by teaming up with Taiwan-based packaging and module firms. Read more »

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LumiTop 4000: Comprehensive Optical Wafer Testing for μLEDs

LumiTop 4000: Comprehensive Optical Wafer Testing for μLEDs Instrument Systems offers a unique camera-based measurement solution for μLED wafer testing that generates 2-dimensional, pixel-resolved optical analyses within given cycle times. The LumiTop 4000 has a resolution of 12 MP and can detect the smallest of defects and inhomogeneities on the wafer. ... Read more »

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Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED

Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED Lumileds introduces the LUXEON HL2X, the ideal choice for roadway lighting and sports lighting fixtures with the highest flux and efficiency in an industry standard package. "With 318+ lumens at 700 mA and 85°C, LUXEON HL2X delivers more 'field usable lumens' for optical engineers to work with. ... Read more »

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Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight A small LED torch that emits deep red light could help improve declining eyesight, scientists have said: A study by University College London, involving a small sample size of 24 people, has shown that staring at long wavelength light for three minutes every day can "significantly improve vision" ... Read more »

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Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection Signify, the world leader in lighting, is increasing its UV-C lighting production capacity and expanding its UV-C product portfolio. The company is leveraging more than 35 years of expertise in UV-C lighting to address the growing global need for the disinfection of air, surfaces and objects. Read more »