IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Apr 06, 2009

DOE Releases Updated SSL R&D Multi-Year Plan

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the March 2009 edition of the Multi-Year Program Plan FY'09-FY'15; Solid-State Lighting Research and Development. The report provides a description of the activities the Department plans to undertake in the period of FY'09 through FY'15 to implement its SSL mission. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Mar 26, 2009

Everlight Electronics Co, Ltd Signs Cross-License Agreement with OSRAM GmbH

Everlight signed a non-exclusive cross-license agreement with OSRAM GmbH (“OSRAM”), providing the companies (including wholly-owned affiliates) with access in certain areas to each other’s patented LED technology. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Mar 23, 2009

DOE Releases GATEWAY Report on LED Parking Lot Lighting Demonstration

doe_parkinglot-jpg The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the report from a demonstration of bi-level LED parking lot lighting at a Raley's Supermarket in West Sacramento, California. This GATEWAY demonstration report, prepared by Pacific Gas & Electric and Energy Solutions, provides an overview of project results including lighting performance, economic performance, and potential energy savings. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Mar 03, 2009

Seoul Semiconductor Announces Its Position on US 5,075,742 Patent

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) announced that the companies manufacturing or packaging blue, green, white or UV light emitting devices made from the semiconductor indium gallium nitride may be subject to patents owned by Seoul. These patents include U.S. Patent No. 5,075,742, which was the subject of a recent ruling issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The ruling supports Seoul's view that the patent is fundamental to indium gallium nitride-based light emitting device technology. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 23, 2009

DoE Released New CALiPER Program Results: Round 7 of Product Testing

DoE released CALiPER Program round 7 results. The testing focused on three application areas: outdoor lighting, downlights, and replacement lamps. One series of tests included eight streetlights. The series of tests on nine downlights included a wide range of luminaires that could potentially be used for downlighting. The replacement lamp category included nine different SSL products, including: MR16s, some larger directional lamps (PAR20, PAR30, and PAR38), and A-lamps. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 09, 2009

Evident Technologies Announces Issuance of Key Patent for Semiconductor Nanocrystal Synthesis

Evident Technologies, Inc. today announced the issuance of US Patent No. 7,482,059 covering the ability to synthesize a semiconductor nanocrystal structure with a metal layer which dramatically enhances the brightness and stability of the semiconductor nanocrystal complex. This newly issued patent represents another major advance of semiconductor materials science and further enhances the breadth of the company's expansive intellectual property portfolio. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 04, 2009

Nichia and Luminus Enter Cross Licensing and Manufacturing Partnership

Nichia Corporation and Luminus Devices Inc., today announced an alliance based on cross-licensing of intellectual property, technology sharing, and a manufacturing partnership. The two companies have agreed to combine their expertise and resources in order to bring to the market a new breed of high power white LEDs. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 02, 2009

Seoul Semicoductor and Nichia Settle Litigation and Enter into a Cross-License

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. and Nichia Corporation announced that they have settled all litigations on patent and other issues as well as other legal disputes ("Litigations") currently pending between them in the United States, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, and Korea. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jan 28, 2009

DOE Releases Two New Reports on LED Street Lighting

DOE released two new street lighting reports within the Gateway Demonstrations program. Both results show a clear progress in LED street lighting technology and cost savings. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 18, 2008

DOE Releases Phase III Oakland Demonstration Report

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the Phase III report from the solid-state lighting (SSL) demonstration of LED streetlights in Oakland, CA. This GATEWAY demonstration report, prepared by Pacific Gas & Electric and Energy Solutions, provides an overview of project results measured over a 12-month period, including comparison to Phase II luminaires, energy consumption and illuminance levels, and economic analysis. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Nov 21, 2008

Sharp and Nichia Enter into LED and Laser Diode Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement

Sharp Corporation (head office: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture; President: Mikio Katayama; below, “Sharp”) and Nichia Corporation (head office: Anan City, Tokushima Prefecture; President: Eiji Ogawa; below, “Nichia”) have entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement covering LEDs (light-emitting diodes) and laser diodes. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Nov 14, 2008

DOE Report Releases Two New CALiPER Benchmark Reports

DoE recently released two new CALiPER Benchmark Reports; one comparing omni-directional incandescent lamps (A-type and small decorative, candelabra-type lamps) and their commercially available LED replacements, the other shows an analysis of halogen MR16 lamps and their commercially available LED replacements. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Nov 14, 2008

DOE Report on LED Area Lights for a Commercial Garage Shows Good Acceptance

Difference in color between the white light of the LED luminaires and the yellow light of the HPS. This U.S. Department of Energy GATEWAY Demonstration project studied the applicability of light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires for commercial parking garage applications. High-pressure sodium (HPS) area luminaires were replaced with new LED area luminaires. The project was supported under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program. Other participants in the demonstration project included Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, the Energy Trust of Oregon, and Lighting Sciences Group (LSG) Inc. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted the measurements and analysis of the results. PNNL manages GATEWAY demonstrations for DOE and represents their perspective in the conduct of the work. Read more »

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

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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 »