News-Spot | Business News | Jan 10, 2014

Xicato Doubles Its Space to Accommodate New LED Light Module Manufacturing Line in Silicon Valley

Xicato, a leading developer of superior light quality from LED modules, announced today that it has relocated its San Jose headquarters to accommodate a new manufacturing line for the company's next generation of products. The new 24 thousand-square-foot space is more than double the size of Xicato's previous San Jose facility. The privately held company has invested millions of dollars in equipment and resources to meet the increasing global demand for its LED modules. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 09, 2014

IET Announces "Code of Practice for the Application of LED Lighting Systems" To Be Released in March

LED lighting is a fast-developing technology that is becoming more popular as people begin to realize the advantages it provides, such as energy efficiency, controllability and longevity. However, poor quality installation of LED lighting systems could negate these advantages and result in inadequate lighting, failure to meet lifetime performance expectations, potential public health and safety issues or even interference with other technology due to poor systems integration. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 17, 2013

IHS Report: Lighting and LEDs Trends for 2014

IHS Inc. has recently released its annual white paper on the lighting and LEDs trends for the year ahead. These predictions for 2014 and beyond, serve to provide insight into key trends and opportunities in the intelligent buildings industry. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 16, 2013

Smithers Apex Report: Are we at the Tipping Point for Widespread Adoption of LEDs?

The promise of affordable LEDs for customers is inching ever closer. LEDs offer a number of advantages compared to traditional lighting methods, and although these advantages have been long known, widespread adoption faces the long-standing obstacle of purchase price. Now that this price is rapidly lessening, the benefits of LEDs are becoming more widely recognised. From security to health, there a number of applications which the use of LEDs could greatly improve. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 13, 2013

New Transfer Project for Polyoptics GmbH

Automated clean-room facilities of polyoptics GmbH The German based company, a developer and manufacturer of polymer optics received a transfer project with a production volume in the mid six-figure range. The company is demonstrating once again that it has the knowledge and capability for large scale production realised to competitive market prices. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 11, 2013

Light Engine Quality Standards Set High At Norlux

Manufacturing the highest quality LED light engines is a top Norlux priority. The company demonstrates this with the quality assurance systems it has set in place. Norlux is an ISO 9000-2008 certified North American LED systems integrator. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 10, 2013

Koch Industries Completes Purchase of Molex

Koch Industries, Inc. has completed its $7.2 billion acquisition of Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX, MOLXA), a global electronic components company. The acquisition was finalized through the merger of Koch Industries’ wholly owned subsidiary, Koch Connectors, Inc., with and into Molex. As a result of the merger, Molex is now an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., retaining its name and headquarters in Lisle, Illinois. The company will continue to be operated by its current management team. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 09, 2013

Philips Lumileds Signs Partnership with MechaTronix for LED Thermal Management Solutions

With the launch of the newest generation Philips Lumileds Luxeon Chip-On-Board (COB) LED modules there was an immediate need for a wide range of standard LED coolers. In the cooperation with MechaTronix Philips Lumileds found a practical and easy way to launch a wide range of standard LED coolers fitting mechanically with the various dimensions of the Luxeon COBs and matching the cooling capacities needed for the whole series. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 06, 2013

Pioneers of Semiconductor Technology: AIXTRON Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

30 years of future-oriented technology: What started as a spin-off at RWTH Aachen University is now a publicly listed provider of deposition systems that has played a key role in shaping microelectronic and optoelectronic production technologies. Some of the world’s largest manufacturers purchase the products offered by the German high-tech player AIXTRON for the production of LEDs, lasers, transistors and solar cells. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Dec 03, 2013

opsira Extends Services with their Lightlab

In their Lightlab, opsira carries out measurements for projects fast and at a favourable price Measurements of optical components and optical systems are essential whenever a project starts, is in process or ends. opsira measures the necessary optical values in several light measurement laboratories and provides significant measurement data and test reports. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 29, 2013

PhotonStar Announces Controls Collaboration with Lutron

PhotonStar LED Ltd formally announced a collaboration with controls specialists Lutron at Lux Live 2013 in order to enable ‘seamless compatibility’ between products. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 26, 2013

Gamma Scientific Awarded IES LM-80 Accreditation for LED Life Testing

Ulbrich's sphere in the Gamma Scientific Laboratory The Gamma Scientific Laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program for IES LM-80: 2008. IES LM-80 is an approved method for measuring lumen depreciation and maintenance of Solid State Lighting (LED) light sources, arrays and modules. The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) developed the standard to provide an objective method to evaluate and compare LED components from different manufacturers. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 21, 2013

Weidmüller and Haeusermann Agree on an Expertise Partnership

Haeusermann GmbH and Weidmüller, two leading providers of innovative solutions in the field of power electronics and device connectivity, are entering into a technology partnership. Both companies have agreed to work closely together in the specification of connection solutions for power electronics. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 18, 2013

Bluegalss Extends Capacity to Demonstrate Low Temperature Multi-Quantum Wells Growth with New MOCVD System

Using a low temperature p-GaN MOCVD process to achieve brighter LEDs Australian Cleantech company BluGlass Limited has today announced that it has increased its operational capacity with the successful commissioning of a former production MOCVD system at the Company’s Silverwater facility. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 14, 2013

Extended Driver Warranties from Harvard Engineering When Xicato LED Modules are Used

Xicato, a leading developer of superior light quality from LED modules, announced today that Harvard Engineering will now offer extended 5 year warranties on its LED drivers used with Xicato based luminaries that are thermally validated by Xicato. Luminaire Thermal Validation is a complimentary program offered to Xicato's customers. Validated luminaires already receive the industry's only 5 year color consistency and lumen maintenance warranty from Xicato and backed by Munich Re. This system approach and validation program that features a driver warranty matched to the Xicato module increases confidence in quality and long term reliability of the entire solution. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 13, 2013

Saelig Announces Availability of Portable Lab-Grade Precision Spectrometer

GL Optic's recently at LpS 2013 introduced brand new GL Spectis 5.0 Touch spectrometer is now available from Saelig Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the GL Spectis 5.0 Touch - a state-of-the-art portable instrument for obtaining light measurement data ranging from NIR to UV with laboratory accuracy. Each GL Spectis 5.0 Touch Spectrometer is individually calibrated to deliver precise, accurate, and quick results, making it ideal for measurements of light sources such as LEDs, LED assemblies, halogen and fluorescent lamps, photobiological safety lamps, and LCD displays, using a range of available optical probes. Unique features of the GL Spectis 5.0 Touch include: laboratory accuracy, extended spectral range from 200 to 1050nm, very high resolution (0.5nm), an OSR system for stray light reduction, and compatibility with a wide range of available integrating spheres and probes for measuring almost any light source from 1 - 200,000lux (Illuminant A). Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 11, 2013

Cree's New XLamp CXA Family Members with a 68% Brighter LED Array Now Available from MSC

Cree's new CXA3590 with improved the lumen density is now are available at MSC The two new Cree XLamp LED arrays for applications that require a very high light yield are characterized by a particularly long service life and low power consumption and can be purchased immediately at MSC. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 05, 2013

Lynk Labs and Thomas Research Products Enter Strategic Partnership

Lynk Labs Inc., a pioneer in AC LED technology, has formed a strategic partnership with Thomas Research Products, a leading supplier of LED drivers and light engines to the OEM market. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 31, 2013

Inventronics LUC-042SxxxDSW(SSW) LED Drivers Now Available from MSC

Inventronics' new driver series promises high efficiency, reliability and a calculated lifetime of above 80,000 hours The new broad array of 42W adjustable, constant current, independent drivers for indoor LED lighting applications from Inventronics are now available over MSC. The LUC-042SxxxDSW(SSW) series includes 14 different models with output currents ranging from 350 to 2100mA. Regardless of the output current, each model offers a full load efficiency of 87-90%. These products all operate over a 90-305Vac input range and provide excellent power factor correction (0.96 at 120V and 0.95 at 220V). This new series is approved to CE (EN), UL, CUL, FCC, ENEC, CB, and CQC’s standards. All of these drivers are housed in plastic cases with IP20 rating. Read more »

Business News | Oct 28, 2013

Schukat Now Supplies the Most Powerful of the ZENIGATA Modules

The new MegaZENI modules from Sharp are now available from Schukat Schukat now supplies the latest and currently most powerful models in Sharp's popular ZENIGATA series of LED modules. The new MegaZENIs, mounted on a 20x24mm ceramic substrate, are available in six different series with 15W, 25W or even 50W of electrical power and a range of CRI (Colour Rendering Index) classes. At the same time, the MegaZENI LED modules provide up to 4880 lm luminous power, with the most effective models delivering maximum light yield of 105 lm/W. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 28, 2013

TSMC SSL and Xiamen Topstar Enter a New Stage of Strategic Cooperation Regarding PoD Technology

TSMC Solid State Lighting Ltd and Xiamen Topstar Co., Ltd. will announce their strategic cooperation at the 2013 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition). Inaugurating the cooperation, a series of lighting products were released together. The new product series applies TSMC Solid State Lighting’s industry-leading package-free PoD technology to Topstar’s newest generation of lamp products. Topstar’s renowned brand name and excellent manufacturing capability joining forces with TSMC Solid State Lighting’s advanced LED technology create a strong partnership able to provide world-class products for the China and global LED lighting markets. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 22, 2013

Alumage Advisors Reports 30-50% Price Reduction in LED High Bay Lighting

Alumage Advisors has released its latest product, LED High Bay Price Watch(TM), and is reporting a 30-50% year-to-year price reduction in LED high bay luminaires for industrial and architectural applications, between 2012 and YTD 2013. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 08, 2013

HD Cree XLamp® CXA1520 Arrays with Up To 3478 lm Now Available at MSC

Cree's new high-density Cree XLamp® CXA1520 was showcased for the first time at the LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS 2013) and is now are available at MSC The new high-density Cree XLamp® CXA1520, which was introduced at LpS 2013, allow a doubling of the strength of spot lights compared to previous arrays and are now available at MSC. Cree XLamp® CXA1520 LED Arrays deliver up to 3478 lumens at 33 watts, 85°C. Available in ANSI White and four-step EasyWhite® binning, the new arrays feature 2700 K through 5000 K CCTs, with 70, 80 and 95-CRI options. The CXA1520 LED Array, enables lighting manufacturers to create a new generation of products that delivers the same intensity and light quality as 39-W ceramic metal halide (CMH) at up to 50 percent lower power. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 02, 2013

Xicato Chooses UL for Faster, Lower-Cost LM-79 LED Luminaire Testing Program

Xicato announced an exclusive LM-79 testing program that lowers testing costs by 50% per luminaire, and reduces testing turn-around time to just 5 business days, in comparison to industry norms of approximately four weeks. This unique program, in cooperation with UL is open now to all manufacturers whose luminaires have passed Xicato’s thermal validation, a complimentary program offered by Xicato to all its customers. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 27, 2013

Yole Développement "Status of the LED Industry" Shows that Low Price LED Solutions Are Pushing Technology Adoption Toward General Lighting

Packaged LED revenue - split up by application (Source: Yole Développement, "Status of the LED Industry", Sept. 2013) Yole Développement is pleased to announce the third edition of one of its best seller: Status of the LED Industry. In this 2013 edition, Yole Développement mixes technical analysis, market trends, forecasts, geographical analysis...and much more! With a first part dedicated to general lighting, and a second one focused on other applications, discover the different format of the report and choose the part you need! Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 19, 2013

Thomas Research Products and Norlux Partner for Custom Light Engine Design

Thomas Research Products, a leading manufacturer of SSL driver solutions, now offers custom LED Light Engine design through a partnership with Norlux. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 17, 2013

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Commences Sale of Instrument Systems Products in North America

Instrument Systems GmbH and Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA) announce today, following the completion of Konica Minolta Optics, Inc. acquisition of Instrument Systems, the companies will enter into a collaborative arrangement, regarding the sale of Instrument Systems portfolio of products in North America. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 06, 2013

MSC Announces Availability of Cree's New LMH2 Module

Cree's updated LMH2 series is also available with flat or dome lens, in addition drivers and on request an optianal heat sink are available Cree's new LMH2 module, which is now available from MSC Vertriebs GmbH, produces the same or better quality light as 70-watt Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) lamps while consuming half the power and lasting three times longer.The aesthetically pleasing LMH2 LED module addresses different applications with lumen levels ranging from 850 to 4000 lumens with just one set of tooling and one optical design. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 05, 2013

MeanWell's Multi Output LED Power Supplies LCM-40(DA) and LCM-60(DA) Now Available from Schukat

Built in PFC, 1-10V dimming and PWM signal function are some of the features of the new flexible LED driver series With the new LCM-40(DA) / LCM-60(DA) series, MeanWell has expanded its broad range of switching power supplies for LED lighting. The LCM-40(DA) and LCM-60(DA) series feature multiple constant-current outputs, selectable using an integrated DIP switch. The LCM-40(DA) series offers outputs of 350/500/600/700/900/1050mA and the LCM-60(DA) outputs of 500/600/700/900/1050/1400mA. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 02, 2013

Ulrich Schumacher - New Zumtobel CEO

Ulrich Schumacher - CEO Zumtobel After disputes about a new corporate strategy, the lighing producer sees a change of personnel in the board of managers. Ulrich Schuhmacher is becoming new CEO. Read more »


Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market

Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market In August 2018, Nationstar set up the Non-visual Light Source Business Division, focusing on IR LED, UV LED, animal and plant lighting. Nationstar has been fully laid out on UVA/UVB/UVC. Since 2016, Nationstar has launched near-ultraviolet LED, deep-ultraviolet LED and modules, with wide wavelength ... Read more »


High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »