News-Spot | Business News | Oct 14, 2014

Nanoco Signs Joint Development Agreement with Osram

Nanoco Group plc., a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials, announces that it has signed a follow-on joint development agreement with Osram, one of the world’s largest lighting companies, in connection with the use of Nanoco cadmium-free quantum dots in general lighting. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 14, 2014

Aledia’s Nanowire LED Technology Endorsed By 2014 Physics Nobel Prize Winner

Nanowires are the basis of Aledia's 3D LED technology that promises several advantages over the conventional LED technology Prof. Hiroshi Amano, a member of Aledia’s Scientific Advisory Board, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, alongside Shuji Nakamura and Isamu Akasaki for their roles in inventing the blue light emitting diode (LED), that has revolutionized the lighting and display worlds. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 06, 2014

Albis Plastic and Eastman Expand Successful Partnership

Albis Plastic GmbH will soon be adding technical plastics to the list of Eastman Chemical Company products it distributes in Turkey. The company's distribution rights for the Turkish plastics market are valid as of October 2014. This agreement expands the long-standing partnership between ALBIS and Eastman, which continues to enjoy great success in many areas of Europe. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 06, 2014

Advantek Expands Support for LED Packaging Solutions with the Acquisition of Tempo Electronics

Advantek, Inc. today announced they have acquired all the assets of Tempo Electronics and the Surftape® product line. Effective immediately Advantek will be offering Surftape® through its extensive global sales organization. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 22, 2014

Yole Predicts: In the LED Packaging World, Flip Chip Technology Is Rising

Predictions of the volume percentages for different LED types show the expected growth of the Flip Chip technology from 2013 to 2019 In the LED packaging world, a wind of change is blowing. A LED TV crisis, and new Chinese players have totally modified the LED industry and its supply chain. Under this context, with a high competitive environment, new challenges have been identified by Yole Développement (Yole) analysts: efficacy improvement, cost decrease … To answer to the LED market needs, companies have today to innovate their technologies and implement new solutions like Flip Chip for LED packaging. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 22, 2014

ESCATEC Expands Its LED and Micro Manufacturing Facilities to Meet Growing Demand

ESCATEC's expanded MOEMS cleanroom ESCATEC, one of Europe's leading providers of contract and manufacturing services, has nearly doubled the size of its ISO Class 7 cleanroom to meet the increasing need for miniaturized, multi-function components and 'smart materials/systems' with new equipment for material preparation, components creation and assemblies. The expansion includes a 'Future Lab' with advanced state-of-the-art R&D, custom designs, specialised prototyping, and novel process development that will offer leading-edge LED solutions as well as a dedicated workspace next to the cleanroom for 'hands-on' design work with ESCATEC's partners. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 18, 2014

Leti and LUCIOM Co-Operate for High-Data-Rate Bidirectional LiFi Transceiver Development

CEA-Leti and LUCIOM, which develops visible-light communication using light-emitting diodes (LEDs), have launched a project to develop high-data-rate LiFi transceivers. With this technology, LUCIOM expects to offer in mid-2015 one of the first high-data-rate bidirectional light-fidelity, or LiFi, products that can work with different LED lighting sources, and on mobile devices. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 18, 2014

SPARK Received CNAS Accreditation

On June 23th, China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) authorize that: The Laboratory of Shenzhen Spark Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd, that is, Shenzhen Municipal solar semiconductor lighting Laboratory (SLED), become one of the few national laboratories certificated by CNAS. The certification No. is: CNAS L6963. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 09, 2014

Intematix and SABIC Collaborate to Deliver Increased Efficiency Solutions for LED Systems

Intematix' ChromaLit lighting system uses remote phophortechnology. The ChromaLit Linear was developed with SABIC's LEXAN LUX transparent, diffusion and reflective resin grades Intematix Corporation, a leading manufacturer of phosphor solutions for LED lighting, has collaborated with SABIC's Innovative Plastics business to create the ChromaLit Linear - a state of the art LED offering developed for the lighting industry. By using Intematix's remote phosphor technology and SABIC's LEXAN™ LUX resins, lighting customers can now achieve the energy efficiency and reliability benefits of LEDs, while also experiencing increased optical efficiency and better light uniformity-a critical factor for commercial environments. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 03, 2014

MechaTronix Enters Eco Partnership with Osram

MechaTronix offers LED coolers for a broad range of Osram LEDs and LED modules While LED COB modules are more and more seen as a commodity product, also the related accessories around enter the same era. The importance of easy off-the-shelf availability, proven quality and validated technical ability grows every day for lighting parts like reflectors and lenses, led drivers and LED coolers. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 01, 2014

Last Month to Apply for the SEAD Lighting Awards Competition

In an ambitious effort to reduce energy use on a global scale, the Clean Energy Ministerial's Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative announced a competition to recognize the most energy-efficient lighting around the world. SEAD Global Efficiency Medals will be awarded to the most energy-efficient lamps and luminaires on the market as well as to new technologies that push the boundaries of efficient lighting available today. The last month to apply for the award has begun. Submissions will be accepted until 3 October 2014 Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 28, 2014

New Cree XLamp CXA HD LED Arrays Now Available from Mouser

Cree's improved CXA Array LEDs with industry’s highest lumen density unlock new designs and applications for LED lighting Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the XLamp CXA High-Density (HD) LED Arrays from Cree. Targeted for high-intensity, LED lighting applications, the Cree XLamp® CXA2590, CXA1850 and CXA1310 High-Density LED Arrays double the light output of existing standard-density CXA LED arrays without increasing size. The greater light intensity of these devices offer new levels of lumen density and is rated one of the highest in the industry, allowing complete replacement of ceramic metal halide (CMH) light sources. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 27, 2014

World’s First Series-Connected 20 kA-Capable Surge Arrestor from Littelfuse Available from Rutronik

Littelfuse's latest surge protection modules can now be ordered from Rutronik Distributor Rutronik presents the new surge protection modules LSP05 and LSP10 from Littelfuse. Constructed with Littelfuse thermally protected varistors, they provide robust surge current handling capability for outdoor and commercial LED lighting fixtures. One of the modules includes world’s first series-connected, 20 kA-capable indicating surge arrestor. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 27, 2014

Lextar and Cree, Inc. Announce LED Cooperation

Lextar Electronics Corp., a vertically-integrated LED company from Taiwan, and Cree, Inc., today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement whereby Cree will make an investment in Lextar and the companies will enter into a supply agreement for sapphire-based LED chips. As part of the agreement, Cree will invest approximately $83 million to purchase 83 million Lextar shares at a price of NT$30 per share. Lextar and Cree will also enter into a long-term LED chip supply agreement, as well as an agreement for certain Cree LED chip and component intellectual property. Upon closing of the investment, Cree will own approximately 13% of Lextar, becoming Lextar’s strategic customer in lighting market. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 22, 2014

Holophane Joins LIA Laboratories Unmetered Supply Measurement Scheme – UMSUG

LIA Laboratories Ltd welcomes Holophane to their Unmetered Supply Measurement Certification Scheme, which provides an assurance of the validity of the power data measured by manufacturers when describing the performance of their lighting products for use in unmetered supply (UMS) applications. 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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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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Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from IGB in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin ... 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 »