Business News | Nov 16, 2011

Cree’s Ruud Lighting Subsidiary Announces 20,000 m² Facility Expansion

Cree, Inc.’s Ruud Lighting subsidiary, based in Racine, Wisc., will hold a groundbreaking ceremony today to highlight a 20,000 m² expansion to its manufacturing facility. The company’s $24.5 million investment will focus on manufacturing and assembly of LED lighting and is expected to create 469 new full-time jobs over the next four years. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 15, 2011

IMS Research Issues New Forecast in Its Updated Quarterly LED Supply and Demand Report

Total MOCVD Unit Share IMS Research has released the MOCVD chapters of its 300-page Quarterly LED Supply and Demand Report on November 1st which revealed significant changes in MOCVD market share and the MOCVD market outlook. Read more »

Business News | Nov 04, 2011

Essemtec Presents Interactive LED Light Panels at Productronica 2011

The PCB for the LED light panel of Sensavo was assembled at Essemtec’s test-track in Aesch Essemtec, the Swiss manufacturer of production systems for electronics, will present the innovative LED light panel of Sensavo at booth A3.358 during productronica 2011. The German specialist for LED lighting assembles its PCBs on Essemtec’s highly flexible SMD assembly line. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 24, 2011

Nu Horizons Electronics Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Samsung LED

Nu Horizons Electronics (, an Arrow Electronics company, announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Samsung LED ( Under the agreement, Nu Horizons customers around the world will have access to Samsung LED’s complete portfolio of energy-saving, long-life and environmentally friendly mid-power and high-power LEDs along with indoor and outdoor light engines. Read more »

Business News | Oct 21, 2011

Rubicon Technology Begins On-Site Processing of Aluminum Oxide Used to Ensure High Quality, Sapphire Crystal Growth

Rubicon now aowns the whole process from Al raw material to the final spphire wafer Rubicon Technology, a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, Semiconductor, and Optical industries, today announced that the company has begun the transition to on premise processing of aluminum oxide used for the production of sapphire wafers. Read more »

Business News | Oct 18, 2011

IMS Research Monthly LED Lamp Retail Price Tracker – Global Average Retail Price for 60W Incandescent LED Lamps at $36 in October

IMS Research also found a significant  variation in the price of these lamps by region.  Germany has the most expensive lamps, priced at $70, while in Taiwan; equivalent lamps are priced at $19 IMS Research has launched a Global Monthly LED Lamp Retail Price Tracker to monitor and provide insight into the rapidly growing and changing LED lamp market. With the phasing out of incandescent lamps and the dislike that consumers have with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), LED replacement lamps have an enormous opportunity as prices fall further. Read more »

Business News | Oct 17, 2011

Optogan LED Chip Fab Opened in Germany

Optogan LED Fab Optogan opened its Light Emitting Diode (LED) production site in Landshut, Germany, bringing "future-oriented" industry to Bavaria, said the Minister of Economic Affairs of the German Federal State of Bavaria, Martin Zeil, who spoke at the opening. Read more »

LpS 2011 | LED Business | Oct 12, 2011

Cost Considerations of Luminaries

LpS 2011_VideoPic At the LpS 2011 in Bregenz, Klaus Vamberszky, CTO from the Zumtobel Group, presented a cost analysis of downlight luminaries and predicted the cost relations of the main cost parts in a luminary over the next 10 years. Read more »

Business News | Oct 03, 2011

Samsung Invests into Novaled

Samsung Venture Investment Corporation becomes a shareholder in Novaled AG, a world leading company in the OLED field specialized in high efficiency long lifetime OLED structures and an expert in synthetic and analytical chemistry. Read more »

Business News | Sep 16, 2011

Analysis of the Cost of Goods Sold for Leading LED Lighting Products, Forecasted from 2010-2015

Research and Markets, the leading source for international market research and market data, releases its latest report on a costs analysis of goods sold for leading LED lighting products. This special report examines the major components and modules in LED lights, packaging and material trends, LED comparison costs over time, and the manufacturing supply chain and assembly trends. Read more »

Business News | Sep 13, 2011

Nualight Acquires LED Accent Lighting Company Lumoluce

Nualight announces the acquisition of Lumoluce, an LED lighting technology company based in the Netherlands, bringing Nualight to revenues above €25m for 2011 with more than 200 employees. Read more »

Business News | Sep 12, 2011

Chroma Completes Acquisition of Wise Life Technology - Strengthen Technology Into Thermoelectric

Chroma ATE Inc. today announced the completion of its acquisition of Wise Life Technology through sale of assets, including its technologies, patents and product sales in Thermoelectric. The purpose of this asset acquisition is to strengthen Chroma’s technologies into Thermoelectric-related applications, beyond the current testing applications in optical and electrical and increase the sales contribution from consolidated products. Read more »

Business News | Aug 18, 2011

Cree Acquires Ruud Lighting, Inc. to Accelerate the LED Lighting Revolution

Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED lighting, today announced the acquisition of Ruud Lighting, Inc., a leader in LED outdoor lighting, at an estimated net cost of approximately $525 million. Combining two highly complementary LED innovators, the acquisition allows Cree to extend its leadership position and increase the adoption of energy-efficient LED lighting. The companies’ shared focus on best-in-class LED-based systems has led to thousands of LED lighting installations over the past several years. Read more »

Business News | Aug 18, 2011

Rubicon Technology Completes Upgrade to Next Generation Large Diameter Sapphire Furnaces to Supports Sapphire Demand for LED Industry

Rubicon now offers a complete range of high quality sapphire substrates Rubicon Technology, Inc., a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, Semiconductor, and Optical industries, today announced that the company has completed a company-wide installation of enhancements to its proprietary crystal growth furnaces bringing all furnaces up to Rubicon Furnace VersionES2-XLG3.0.This is the latest version of the company's proprietary furnace design for the production of high quality, large diameter sapphire material and provides even greater automation and yield consistency. Read more »

Business News | Aug 16, 2011

Nanoco Group Signs Joint Development Agreement With LED Lighting Company

Nanoco quantum dots emission of photons under excitation showing different colors as the result of precisely controlling the size of the particles created during manufacture. Nanoco Group plc, a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots, announces that it has signed a joint development agreement with one of the world's largest lighting companies which is already a major producer of light emitting diode (LED) lights. Read more »


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 »


Researchers from Hokkaido University Let Europium Shine Brighter

Researchers from Hokkaido University Let Europium Shine Brighter A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting devices. - The europium Eu(III) complex with nanocarbon antenna emitting fine red light. Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »