Resources | Roadmap | DoE | Technologies | SSL | Jun 15, 2015

DoE: Solid-State Lighting R&D Plan

The solid-state lighting (SSL) revolution signals a profound shift in how we will use and consider lighting and represents a huge opportunity to generate significant energy savings. The energy being used for lighting represents a significant portion of global energy use. Rising electricity prices, mounting concerns about climate change, and desire for energy independence are causing the global lighting market to shift toward more energy-efficient light sources. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Market | SSL | Feb 06, 2015

Overview of the Data and Development of Solid State Lighting Industry in China in 2014

Industrial scale of various segments of semiconductor lighting industry in China 2014 Driven by technology progress and market demands, the Solid State Lighting industry will enter another new round of rapid growth, towards the direction of higher efficacy, lower cost, higher reliability and wider applications. Cross-field integration is emerging, which will deliver products with advanced technology and added value. In 2015, the industry is expected to continue rapid growth, with the overall growth rate more than 35%. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Market | Technologies | OLEDs | Dec 11, 2014

Research and Markets Announces OLED Lighting Opportunities 2015-2025 Forecast

The report covers several different aspects like for instance a comparison between important LED and OLED properties OLED lighting is an emerging solid-state lighting technology. It potentially provides a route into the large and growing global lighting market. The lighting market is however complex as it is a highly fragmented space thanks to the existence of a broad technology mix and a diversity of customer needs. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 08, 2014

IEA Issues Final Report on Potential Health Issues Related to Solid-State Lighting

Not just the 8 displayed LEDs have emission spectra falling into the action spectrum of the "Blue Light Hazard" (black curve). A part of the emission spectrum of practically any natural or artificial light source falls in this range around 437nm Recently, the governments of ten countries announced the publication of a comprehensive review of the current literature relating to human health impacts of solid-state lighting (SSL). This review evaluates whether energy-efficient LED systems are a safe light source to illuminate our homes, buildings and outdoor areas. The review concluded that SSL technology is not expected to have more direct negative impacts on human health with respect to non-visual effects than other lighting technologies. For electromagnetic fields, human exposure emitted by SSL products does not appear to be a critical issue as their magnitude is generally much smaller than those corresponding to discharge lamps or certain household appliances. The report also provides advice on flicker and glare. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jul 23, 2014

EPIC Initiates Technology and Market Study on Photonics Technologies in the Automotive Industry

Sensing is just one application area in automotive where photonics is used (Source: www.hamamatsu.com) EPIC has signed a contract with market research and consultancy firm TEMATYS for carrying out an in-depth market and technology report of photonics technologies used in cars and for its manufacturing. Manufacturing includes laser systems used in welding, cutting, marking … as well as for acquiring information such as machine vision, reflectometry, thermography, profilometry, shearography … Photonics technologies are extensively used in the car for sensing and imaging, optical communication (MOST networks, Flexray), delivering information (screens, displays, GPS), lighting, (LED, OLED, laser), and energy such as photovoltaic. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jun 16, 2014

DOE Training Session Presentations from LIGHTFAIR International 2014

DoE Training Session Presentations Once again, DOE hosted its award-winning informational booth and free training sessions at LIGHTFAIR® International, held June 3–5 in Las Vegas. The LFI "Best Booth" in 2012 had new features for 2014, including expanded training sessions on specifying and using LED products, expert Q&A on today's toughest lighting issues, and touchscreen kiosks for drilldown details on DOE resources. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jun 16, 2014

Lighting Research Center Authors National Academies Report on New Roadway Lighting Technologies

The rapid development of lighting technologies, particularly solid-state systems using light emitting diodes (LEDs), has opened a universe of new possibilities as well as new questions about roadway lighting in the U.S., which for decades has been dominated by the use of high pressure sodium (HPS) lamps. Other light source technologies have also been angling for roadway market share. There is a critical need for objective technical information about new types of roadway lighting among transportation agencies. In response, the Transportation Research Board (TRB), part of the National Academies, initiated a project to evaluate new lighting technologies and identify new metrics for comparison. Lighting Research Center (LRC) scientists John Bullough, who served as principal investigator, and Leora Radetsky co-authored the report, entitled "Analysis of New Highway Lighting Technologies." The LRC is part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the nation’s oldest technological research university. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jun 16, 2014

DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot Report on Indoor LED Luminaires

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a Snapshot Report on indoor LED luminaires, which utilizes the LED Lighting Facts® program's extensive product database to help industry stakeholders understand the current state and trajectory of the market for that class of products. Based on data through the first quarter of 2014, the report focuses on five types of indoor luminaires: downlights, industrial ambient luminaires (e.g., high-bay and low-bay), track heads, troffers (e.g., 2×4, 2×2, 1×4), and linear fixtures (e.g., linear pendants, strip lights). Together, these five product types represent the bulk of all indoor luminaires listed by LED Lighting Facts, and about one-third of the total products listed. Read more »

White Paper | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Mar 20, 2014

Yole Développement's GaN-on-Si Report Forecasts Future of power Electronics and LEDs

Voltage and current requirements for different applications and the GaN-on-Si power device development status at the present time Yole Développement releases this week the GaN-on-Si Substrate Technology and Market for LED and Power Electronics report. Under this report, Yole Développement reviews the GaN-on-Si technology growth, challenges and solutions. Dr Hong Lin and Dr Eric Virey, Yole Développement’s analysts give an overview of GaN-on-Si epiwafer playground. This report also provides an in-depth analysis of the GaN-on-Si technology for LED and power electronic applications, including technology and cost aspect. Yole Développement’s analysts, both develop possible business models for the adoption of GaN-on-Si technology. GaN-on-Si substrate technology and market for LED and Power Electronics report also includes market volume and revenue forecast to 2020. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | White Paper | Feb 13, 2014

New Research Initiative: LASSIE-FP7 To Develop LED-Based Modules for Professional and Architectural Lighting

CSEM announces the launch of LASSIE-FP7, a research project funded by the European Commission to develop a unique integrated solid-state module that will constitute a breakthrough in professional and architectural lighting. Read more »

White Paper | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 28, 2013

DOE Publishes Report on Color Stability of LED Lighting Products

Chromaticity over time for a subset of the lamps. When intermediate points are shown, the color shift appears unpredictable (a). Δu'v' for the best and worst performing lamps (b). Baseline and final (25,000-hour) chromaticity coordinates for each lamp sample (c). Initial and final chromaticity of lamps tested by CALiPER in 2008–2010 (d) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new report, Color Maintenance of LEDs in Laboratory and Field Applications. Although concern for parametric failure of LED lighting products has largely been focused on lumen maintenance, color shift is a cause of early failure for some products, especially in applications where visual appearance is critical. Read more »

White Paper | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Sep 12, 2013

New Comprehensive Investigation on LED Phosphors and Down-Converters Patents

Basic phosphor respectively light conversion IP licensing structure Yole Développement announces its new market & technology patent investigation, LED Phosphors and Down-Converters. Hundreds of companies are involved in LED phosphor IP. Most of the major LED players are present in the list of the top patent assignees. But independent phosphor manufacturers are also emerging as major forces in the IP landscape. Read more »

White Paper | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jul 30, 2013

DoE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot Report on Outdoor Area Lighting

While most products perform well above the DLC QPL efficacy and output criteria, in the roadway category, where the incumbent technology is predominantly HPS, few LED products listed by LED Lighting Facts appear to be suitable alternatives to nominally 400 W luminaires The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a Snapshot Report on outdoor area lighting, which utilizes the LED Lighting Facts® program's extensive product database to help industry stakeholders understand the current state and trajectory of the market for LED outdoor area and roadway, parking garage, and canopy luminaires. Read more »

Technology | Aug 14, 2012

ASSIST Released Calculation Guidelines to Avoid Stroboscopic Effects in SSL Lighting

In the small photo, the ruler is stationary and no stroboscopic effects are seen. In the other photo, multiple images are produced by each flicker cycle as the ruler moves across the scene. Both pictures were taken under a flickering light source (at 120 Hz) with an exposure time of 1/15th of a second Flicker and stroboscopic effects have been a concern with solid-state lighting (SSL), and industry and the ENERGY STAR program have debated recently the effects of frequency and other driving modes on the perception and acceptability of flicker. To provide further data and guidance in this area, the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has conducted human factors studies of flicker that were recently published in the Lighting Research and Technology journal. The studies, funded by the Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies (ASSIST), will become the basis for future ASSIST recommends guidelines on flicker from SSL systems. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | News-Spot | Jun 15, 2012

DOE Announces Selections for SSL Manufacturing R&D (Round 3) Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the competitive selection of three projects for solid-state lighting (SSL), in response to the SSL Manufacturing R&D funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0000561. The two-year projects will focus on achieving significant cost reductions while maintaining quality by improving manufacturing equipment, processes, or monitoring techniques. Total DOE funding for the three projects is $7.1 million and leverages an additional $5 million in private-sector funding from the three companies. Read more »

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