Business News | Sep 05, 2006

GE invests $100 million to grow its LED lighting business

CLEVELAND, the General Electric Company (GE) through its Consumer & Industrial business and the Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") announced today a strategic alliance agreement to support GELcore, LLC, based in Cleveland, Ohio. Read more »

Business News | Sep 05, 2006

Crystal IS raises $10.6m in second-round funding for AlN substrates

Crystal IS Inc of Green Island, NY, USA, which is commercializing native, single-crystal aluminum nitride substrates for high-power, high-temperature and optoelectronic devices, has completed a $10.6m second round of financing. Read more »

Business News | Aug 24, 2006

i-Vision takes on Mundocolor

LED and feature lighting specialists i-Vision announces the exclusive UK distributorship for Spanish manufacturers Mundocolor. Barcelona-based Mundocolour offers three different lines of lighting equipment, and i-Vision will be taking on the broad based ‘Technical’ range of LED fixtures for architectural and decorative illumination. Read more »

Business News | Aug 17, 2006

LGE topped 2Q 2006 OLED shipments

Source: Displaybank LG Electronics (LGE) leaped to the top in worldwide OLED (organic light-emitting diode) shipments in the second quarter, after falling into the third place in the first quarter of 2006, according to research firm Displaybank. Read more »

Business News | Aug 17, 2006

Cree Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006: Record Revenue of $423 Million for Year

DURHAM, NC, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market-leading innovator of semiconductors that enhance the value of solid-state lighting, power and communications products, today announced revenue of $106.7 million for its fiscal fourth quarter ended June 25, 2006. This represents a 9% increase over the revenue of $98.2 million reported for the year-ago period. Read more »

Business News | Aug 14, 2006

ColorBlast for Starlite

colorblast_small-gif Starlite Productions recently enhanced its lighting rental department by taking delivery of Color Kinetics’ ColorBlast 12 fixtures. ColorBlast 12 is a stylish, compact wall-washing light that generates rich, uniform colors and color changing effects. Read more »

Business News | Aug 14, 2006

ORA announces annual Student Optical Design winners

Pasadena, CA-Optical Research Associates (ORA) has selected the winners of their annual Student Optical Design Competition, in which awards totaling $4,000 are granted. Read more »

Business News | Aug 11, 2006

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors focusing more on OLEDs: research into new light source for general illumination

OSRAM is intensifying its research and development work on organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) with the aim of applying this technology also to general illumination. OLEDs will be used in future not only in mobile terminals such as MP3 players and mobile phones but also as extremely thin light sources with large surface areas. Photo: OSRAM OSRAM is intensifying its research and development work on organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) with the aim of applying this technology also to general illumination. Read more »

Business News | Aug 08, 2006

DOE awards seven small business innovation research grants for SSL technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded seven Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The SBIR program seeks to increase the participation of small businesses in federal R&D. Read more »

Business News | Aug 07, 2006

Permlight offers aggressive discounted pricing to hawaiian customers to conserve energy and reduce dependency on fossil fuel

hawai_led_big-gif HONOLULU, Permlight Products announced today that it is working with Hawaiian Electric Company and the State of Hawaii to encourage rapid adoption of LED lighting in hotels, business and residential applications to substantially reduce power consumption. Read more »

Business News | Aug 07, 2006

Nanotech, solar and lighting researchers reveal technical innovations at SPIE Optics & Photonics Conference: Attendees will glimpse the future with content and connections that drive commercialization

BELLINGHAM, WA, the International Society for Optical Engineering today announced its lineup of future technology presentations available at the Optics & Photonics conference opening August 13 in San Diego. Read more »

Business News | Aug 04, 2006

Cyberlux's EverOn to be sold by one of the world's largest retailers

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Cyberlux Corporation , a leading provider of LED lighting solutions, announced today that it has received the largest order in the company's history for the EverOn by one of the world's major retailers. Read more »

Business News | Aug 04, 2006

Color Kinetics enables SC Johnson product

USA - Color Kinetics Incorporated an innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, today announced the U.S. launch of SC Johnson's Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Light Show, enabled by a license to Color Kinetics' worldwide patent portfolio. Read more »

Business News

LED Holdings and Lighting Science Group combine forces - Transaction Creates Unique Lighting Solutions Company

LED Holdings, LLC, a global leader in custom LED (light-emitting diode) lighting solutions, and Lighting Science Group Corporation (OTCBB: LSGP), a leading developer and integrator of white light solutions using LED technology, announced today that LED Holdings has contributed all of its assets, including $15 million in cash, to Lighting Science Group in exchange for a combination of preferred and common stock representing 70% of the common stock and 80% of the voting power of Lighting Science Group on a fully-diluted basis. Read more »

FEATURED

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 »

EDITORIAL

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 »

EDITORIAL

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 »