News-Spot | Business News | Aug 19, 2013

Saelig Introduces GaN-on-Silicon MAGIC White LEDs at Significant Cost Advantage

Plessey's MAGIC PLW111010 PLCC-2 SMT white light GaN-on-Silicon LEDs are now also available from Saelig Saelig Company, Inc. has announced MAGIC PLW111010 PLCC-2 SMT white light LEDs. These GaN-on-Silicon LEDs are the first commercially available solid state illuminators manufactured on 6” GaN-on-Silicon substrates. With production yields of greater than 95% and fast processing times, a significant cost advantage can be offered over Sapphire- and Silicon Carbide-based LED solutions for a wide range of industry-standard solid-state illumination and indicator applications. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 19, 2013

Markets for Smart Lighting Driver, Controller and Sensor Chips

The objective of this report is to identify and quantify the opportunities for electronics in smart lighting systems over the next eight years. It is designed to become required reading for firms in the semiconductor industry that want to better understand the opportunities in smart lighting electronics. It is also intended to provide guidance to firms in the LED and smart lighting systems sectors who need to better understand where smart-lighting electronics trends will take their businesses. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 14, 2013

Tridonic Site in Dornbirn Achieves ISO 50001 Certification for Efficient Operations

Tridonic’s Dornbirn site obtained ISO 50001 certification in July. The international standard for energy management systems (EMS) has been audited in the site for the first time. This factory is therefore the first in the Zumtobel Group to be certified under this standard. ISO 50001 is firmly anchored in the sustainability objectives of all the brands in the Zumtobel Group. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 14, 2013

Cree XLamp® XH-B & XH-G LEDs Now Available at Mouser

Cree XLamp® XH-B & XH-G LED's unique ceramic packaging promises long calculated L70 lifetimes Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced it is stocking the new XLamp® XH-B & XH-G LEDs from Cree, featuring unique ceramic packaging for long calculated L70 lifetimes. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 09, 2013

Cheil Industries to Acquire Novaled AG

Cheil Industries, a leading electronic materials company in the display industry, and Novaled AG, a world class provider in OLED technologies and materials, announced today that Cheil Industries acquires a majority stake in Novaled in a transaction valuing Novaled at €260 million. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 09, 2013

Phihong and Oree Announce Global Partnership in Development and Marketing of Planar LED Lighting System

Phihong Technologies Ltd (Taiwan), a high-volume manufacturer of a wide range of electronic assemblies including drivers for LED lighting, and Oree Illumination Solutions Inc. (Israel), developer of LED-based planar lighting technology, have signed a global partnership agreement. Both companies will market Oree's LightCell™ technology and Phihong’s LED driver technology as a complete plug-and-play system for lighting designers and manufacturers. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 02, 2013

Dialight Announces New Intertek-Certified Photometric & Electrical Lab at NJ HQ

Dialight, the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the opening of its new on-site Intertek Lab at the company’s North American headquarters in Farmingdale, N.J. The Dialight Photometric & Electrical Lab is one of only a few Level IV facilities in the industry, qualified through the Intertek SATELLITE™ Data Acceptance Program to independently conduct IES-LM-79-08 Approved Method: Electrical and Photometric Measurements of Solid-State Lighting Products and In-situ Temperature Measurement Tests (ISTMT). Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 01, 2013

Xicato France Benelux Distribution Becomes Luxendi and Positions for Continued Growth

Xicato announced today that its original value added distributor, Xicato France Benelux Distribution, has changed its name to Luxendi. “The transition from conventional lighting business models to solid-state lighting has provided an enormous growth opportunity for us in the role of a value added distributor,” said Rob Verbeelen, MD of Luxendi. “We are Xicato’s supplier for Benelux and France and support customers throughout western Europe.” Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 01, 2013

Azzurro Announces LED Business Unit and Licensing Strategy for LED Industry

The company made public today the foundation of its new LED business unit, called “Azzurro LED Technologies”, dedicating more resources to migrate the LED industry to GaN-on-Si. The new business unit’s strategy is to license Azzurro’s technology and IP to LED companies. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 01, 2013

Dialight Accepted by Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier Scheme

Dialight, the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced that it has become an ‘Accredited Supplier’ in the Carbon Trust’s recently launched Green Business Directory. The directory features suppliers which have been independently assessed and accredited via the Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier scheme in order to aid organisations looking to install energy efficient and low carbon technologies. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 31, 2013

Bivar and Marl Initiate Joint LED Lighting Development Partnership

Marl International has started a bilateral engineering partnership with California-based LED lighting manufacturer Bivar Inc. under which the two companies will combine design resources and share IP to bring innovative LED lighting and indicators to the market more quickly. The announcement marks a further stage in the strategic alliance between Marl and Bivar which was announced in January 2013. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 30, 2013

Philips Lumileds Adds Two Leading Distributors of LED Components in Japan

In a move to expand product availability and speed time-to-market of LED lighting solutions, Philips Lumileds today announced signing distribution agreements with Macnica/Clavis Company and Marubeni Metals in Japan. The two new agreements enable immediate access to Philips Lumileds application-specific LEDs in Japan. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 24, 2013

MSC Announces Availability of Cree's New High-Performance Ceramic Mid-Power LEDs

The new mid-power LEDs from Cree XLamp XH series are particularly characterized by their innovative, carrier-based ceramic material and are now available at MSC. XH LEDs are optimized for fluorescent-replacement-lighting applications, such as troffers and panel lights, where high efficacy, lifetime and smooth appearance are critical. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 23, 2013

Efore Plc Announces Acquisition Agreement with Roal Electronics S.p.A

ROAL Electronics SpA and Efore Plc, a company based in Finland and listed in NASDAQ OMX HELSINKI, announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement for Efore to acquire ROAL Electronics. The transaction has been closed on July 11th, 2013. The acquisition will form a new and expanded Power Supply company with a strong Pan-European footprint, a significant presence in North America and in China, a recognized reputation for innovative power solutions and a common dedication to customers’ orientation. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 23, 2013

UL Expands Zhaga Testing Capabilities for LED Light Source Interchangeability

UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today it has been named an authorized testing laboratory for three new Zhaga Books; Zhaga Interface Specification Book 4: High-intensity LED light engines, Zhaga Interface Specification Book 7: Indoor light engines with separate electronic control gear and Zhaga Interface Specification Book 8: Socketable LED light engine with integrated control gear (85 mm base). Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 18, 2013

Tridonic Extends Its Commitment to OLED Technology with Acquisition of All Joint Venture Interests

LUREON REP is currently the world’s most efficient OLED module for professional lighting Alongside its ongoing activities in the area of LED, the Zumtobel Group is investing in the technology of the future, OLED. To this end, the lighting group yesterday signed an agreement to acquire all the shares from its partners in the joint venture LEDON OLED Lighting GmbH & Co KG. The Zumtobel Group set up this company jointly with the Fraunhofer research organisation and a number of Fraunhofer employees in 2009. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 17, 2013

Mouser Has LUXEON® 3535 2D Mid-Power LEDs from Philips Lumileds on Stock

Philips Lumileds' new LUXEON 3535 2D offers the highest efficiency in its class Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced it is stocking the LUXEON® 3535 2D Mid-Power LEDs from Philips Lumileds. This new two-LED chip package with up to 140lm/W efficacy can reduce LED count in retrofit lamps by 50 percent. Read more »

Business News | Jul 10, 2013

Gaggione Expands Capabilities by Introducing Liquid Silicone Injection Services for Innovative Optic Solutions

Fresnel lens, collimator, light-guide are just few examples of Silicone Optics made by Gaggione Several critical factors drive the net result performance of an optic: design, material, tooling and the science and art of the injection process. With 50 years experience transforming polymers, Gaggione goes a step forward by adding new materials and process to its know-how and capabilities, in order to achieve new design freedom and possibilities. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 09, 2013

Bridgelux and Future Electronics Sign Global Distribution Agreement For Bridgelux Product Portfolio

Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, has signed a global distribution agreement with Future Electronics, a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Under the new agreement, Future Electronics’ lighting division, Future Lighting Solutions, will provide global sales, design support and fulfillment services for Bridgelux’s portfolio of LED products sold through distribution. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 08, 2013

Mouser Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Plessey

Mouser Electronics, Inc.has signed a global distribution agreement for Plessey's complete range of innovative products including Plessey's award winning products such as the EPIC™ sensor and MAGIC™ GaN LEDs. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 03, 2013

Xicato’s Luminaire Thermal Validation Program Ensures Light That Looks Great, Stays Cool

To provide the "Five Year Color Consistency and Lumen Maintenance Warranty", luminaires have to be validated in Xicato's test chamber Xicato, a leading provider of LED modules for retail, hospitality and specialty lighting environments, today announced that for the first time, lighting designers and specifiers can, with a single click on Xicato’s website, identify a broad range of thermally validated luminaires. Fixtures submitted to Xicato’s Luminaire Thermal Validation Program are physically tested in “worst case” scenarios. “Our goal is to make sure the lighting community has access to a wide range of luminaires that they can confidently specify. Testing is the key,” said John Yriberri, Director of Worldwide Applications Engineering at Xicato. A white paper, LED Modules: Turning Up the Light, Taking Off the Heat, provides a straightforward explanation of thermal measurement and performance. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 02, 2013

Dialog Semiconductor to Acquire iWatt, a Leading Provider of Digital Power Management ICs

Dialog Semiconductor Plc (FWB: DLG), a provider of highly integrated power management, audio and short-range wireless technologies, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire iWatt Inc. (“iWatt”), a leading provider of digital power management integrated circuits (ICs), for a cash payment of approximately $310 million, with additional contingent consideration of up to $35 million. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 27, 2013

Martin Hockemeyer to Become Chief Executive Officer of Telefunken Licht AG

Martin Hockemeyer (43) follows Klaus-Peter Voigt as Chief Executive Officer of the Telefunken Licht AG Martin Hockemeyer (43), Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Telefunken Licht AG, is to take over as the company´s Chief Executive Officer as of 1 July 2013. He will be following on from Klaus-Peter Voigt, who as of this date, will be moving to a new management position with the Media-Saturn Group. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 26, 2013

Epistar Corp. adopts Chroma’s LED Power Driver ATS Solution

Chroma's LED Power Driver ATS Solution mainly consists of their standard equipment, a programmable AC source, a LED load simulator and a digital power meter The professional LED chip manufacturer - EPISTAR CORPORATION has adopted the LED automatic test system provided by Chroma to enhance the LED product advantage by simulating and testing the LED power electrical properties of various types. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 26, 2013

Cambridge Nanotherm Satisfyes the First Commercial Order for its Ground-breaking Chip-on-Heatsink Technology

Cambridge Nanotherm has announced, in partnership with Optocap, an advanced microelectronic and optoelectronic packaging design and assembly company, that the first ever Chip-on-Heatsink modules ordered have been shipped to a customer in the LED industry. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 25, 2013

Tridonic Sharpens Focus on LEDs and Announces Withdrawal from the Magnetics Sector

Tridonic is to pull out of the magnetic ballasts and transformers business with effect from December 30, 2013. With a proactive schedule of measures, the company is generating the necessary response to the restrictions that EU legislation will impose on inefficient magnetic technology from 2017 onwards. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 24, 2013

Edison Opto’s EdiLex Zhaga LED Modules Perform Extraordinarily Well with MechaTronix's ModuLED Passive Cooler

Passive thermal solutions for EdiLex SLM from Edison Opto’s thermal partner, MechaTronix In order to enable the interchangeability of LED light sources made by different manufacturers, Zhaga, which is an industry-wide cooperation between companies, has defined interfaces for a variety of application-specific light engines. Although the LED engines which comply with the Zhaga standards all have the same shape and can be mounted in the same way, that doesn’t mean they all perform in the same way. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 24, 2013

LUXeXceL and University of Eastern Finland Partner to Develop Photonics 3D Printing

The Institute of Photonics at the University of Eastern Finland is launching cooperation with Dutch company LUXeXceL that offers rapid prototyping of optical components for prototypes, short-run and volume batches. Read more »

Business News | Jun 14, 2013

New Service Launch - Keeping Up-to-Date with LED Standards and Regulations

Product Approvals' free-of-charge new LED standards and regulations update service covers EU country regulations Product Approvals announces the launch of its free-of-charge new LED standards and regulations update service that covers EU country regulations. Published monthly, and split into sections covering typically used EU CE marking directives, non CE marking directives (such as the Artificial Optical Radiation Directive 2006/25/EC), the publication is available as an email subscription and complements our other LED lighting compliance services. It also lists current versions of key EU harmonised standards covering LED product safety (electrical and photobiological), electro-magnetic and environmental standards. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 06, 2013

Xicato Aims to Inspire Better LED Lighting with New Website

On Xicato's new website, rich imagery and deep content let users envision, create and experience light on their terms Xicato, a leading provider of LED modules for retail, hospitality and specialty lighting environments, today announced the launch of its new website. Utilizing the site’s significantly enhanced, content-rich user interface, the lighting design community can explore applications from around the world, search and select from hundreds of different luminaires, and access lighting information that supports the lighting design practice. 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 »


More Museums Install Pioneering UV-Free LED Technology

More Museums Install Pioneering UV-Free  LED Technology NICHIA, the leader in high brightness LED technologies, announces continued success with Optisolis – the world's first series of packaged LEDs and Chip-on-Board (COB) solutions that accurately mimics natural sunlight without producing any harmful ultraviolet (UV) light. The natural color rendering ... Read more »


American Bright Introduces All-New 5mm Ultra-Slim Series

American Bright Introduces All-New 5mm Ultra-Slim Series American Bright has introduced a brilliant new option to its already comprehensive line of flexible rope lighting with the AB-FH series of 5mm diffused side-emitting light. With its sleek dimensions and Ingress Protection rating of 67, adding light to almost any indoor and outdoor application is ... Read more »


The 24th Guzhen Lighting Fair Kicks off to Offer Global Buyers a Feast with 6 Highlights This Autumn

The 24th Guzhen Lighting Fair Kicks off to Offer Global Buyers a Feast with 6 Highlights This Autumn Recollection is like a song, outlook a poem. Since the first exhibition in 1999, the China Guzhen International Lighting Fair (hereinafter Guzhen Lighting Fair) has evolved all the way from a biennial, to an annual, and now a biannual fair featuring exhibitions and merchant networking. After many ... Read more »


Cree® XLamp® High Current LED

Cree® XLamp® High Current LED The XLamp High Current LED Array family is optimized for best-in-class lumen output, efficacy and reliability at high drive currents. XLamp CMA LEDs share the same package design and LES sizes as Cree's industry-leading CXA2 Standard Density LEDs, enabling lighting manufacturers to address a range ... 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 »