Business News | Jul 20, 2011

$10 Million and GE Collaboration Light Way for Growth of Nuventix, Maker of LED Cooling Technology

Nuventix, creator of an LED cooling technology for energy-efficient lighting, announced today that GE (NYSE: GE) has provided capital alongsideother investors and recently entered into a license agreement to access Nuventix’s extensive patent portfolio. Read more »

Business News | Jul 18, 2011

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition Reports a Record Breaking Attendance

The 16th edition of the four-day show, which is also the world’s leading and most comprehensive lighting event, continues to go from strength to strength. Visitor numbers to the two shows totalled 100,465, an increase of 40 per cent compared to 2010. Read more »

Business News | Jul 13, 2011

Philips Announces Partnership with Kvadrat Soft Cells to Bring Spaces Alive with Luminous Textile

Luminous textile panels come in standard and customised sizes and can be arranged in numerous ways to bring each space alive Philips announced that it will partner with Kvadrat Soft Cells, to bring an innovative luminous textile to the market. This partnership, which combines Philips’ leadership in ambient lighting with Kvadrat Soft Cells’ expertise in controlling sound absorption, means interior spaces can now be enhanced through both light and texture. With Philips’ addressable LEDs integrated into the Kvadrat Soft Cells acoustic panels, this is the first solution of its kind, and gives architects, interior designers and lighting specialists freedom to further enhance a space with ambient light. Read more »

Business News | Jul 09, 2011

Siltronic AG Joins imec’s GaN-on-Si Research Program to Develop Technology for Next-Gen Power Semiconductors and LEDs

GaN-on-Si wafer Siltronic AG and the Belgian nano-electronics research institute imec have concluded an agreement to collaborate on the development of silicon wafers with a gallium nitride layer as partner of imec’s GaN-on-Si industrial affiliation program (IIAP). The endeavor aims to enable production of solid-state lighting (e.g. LEDs) and power semiconductors of the next generation on 200 mm silicon wafers. Read more »

Business News | Jul 04, 2011

New Production Method, Lowers Costs - ALT Is Lowering Prices

The leading LED manufacturer in Taiwan, Aeon Lighting Technology, announces today that due to tremendous sales increasing and adapting new product method, ALT will dramatically drop all products price, up to 40%, to rebate to all customers and prepare for new LED lighting generation. Read more »

Business News | Jul 04, 2011

GE to Submit 60-Watt Replacement LED Bulb for L Prize Competition

GE Lighting engineers and scientists are developing a 60-watt replacement LED bulb that meets the specifications for the Department of Energy’s Bright Tomorrow Lighting (L Prize) competition. GE recently submitted a Letter of Intent to the Department of Energy to enter the competition. Read more »

Business News | Jun 29, 2011

Philips Announces Agreement to Acquire Indal to Strengthen Leading Position in Professional Lighting

Royal Philips Electronics, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Indal, a leading Spanish professional luminaires company mainly focused on outdoor lighting solutions. The acquisition will fuel Philips’ growth in professional lighting solutions and create a platform to further strengthen Philips’ market position in Europe. Upon closing of the transaction, subject to regulatory approvals and other conditions, Indal will become a part of the Professional Luminaires business of Philips Lighting. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Read more »

Business News | Jun 24, 2011

Digi-Key Corporation and Intematix Sign Global Distribution Agreement

HIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., and Fremont, Calif. USA, Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, has signed a global distribution agreement with Intematix Corporation, a leading innovator of patented remote phosphor components for high-quality LED lighting. Read more »

Business News | Jun 22, 2011

Hella to Develop and Market LED Lighting Systems With Hubbell Lighting

Hella, a global automotive supplier of electronics and lighting, is partnering with Hubbell Lighting to develop and market a non-automotive application of its LED lighting technology in North America. Read more »

Business News | Jun 20, 2011

austriamicrosystems acquires US-based Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc.

Unterpremstaetten, Austria (June 16, 2011) — austriamicrosystems AG (SIX: AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs (integrated circuits) for the consumer, communications, industrial, medical and automotive markets, has entered into an agreement with Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. ("TAOS"), headquartered in Plano, Texas (USA), to acquire 100% of the shares in TAOS. The transaction is expected to close within the next eight weeks subject to certain regulatory approvals and the occurrence of certain conditions defined in the agreements with the sellers of the TAOS shares. Read more »

Business News | Jun 14, 2011

Kyma, Veeco Receive DOE Funds for LED Manufacturing Equipment Project

Kyma Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of crystalline nitride semiconductor materials, is pleased to announce that it is teamed with Veeco Instruments in a next generation light emitting diode (LED) manufacturing equipment development project which was recently awarded $4 million in funding from the US Department of Energy. Read more »

Business News | Jun 14, 2011

Lattice Power Joined Force with ShineOn to Develop HB GaN-on-Silicon LED Device

Lattice Power Corp. has joined force with ShineOn Inc.to demonstrate the world's first high-brightness LED product based on GaN-on-Si technology. Read more »

Business News | Jun 06, 2011

Lighting Science Group Hits Manufacturing Milestone of 1 Million LED Bulbs in First Quarter 2011

Satellite Beach, Florida – Blazing the trail for the ultra-efficient lighting revolution—Lighting Science Group (OTCBB: LSCG), one of America’s premier LED lighting companies and an industry leader in ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs, announced today that it produced 1 million LED bulbs in the first quarter of the year. Read more »

Business News | Jun 04, 2011

Philips Lumileds and Future Electronics Signed New Five-year Agreement

Reportedly, Philips Lumileds and Future Electronics have expanded new five-year agreement builds on the decade long relationship that has enabled the development of solid-state lighting solutions worldwide. Read more »

Business News | May 31, 2011

Asia Pacific Goes Green – Best Pre-Condition for future growth potential of LED Lighting Products

Kelvin Inn, Consulting Manager at Global Intelligence Alliance in Hong Kong investigated the regulations, market situation, and future perspectives for the Asia-Pacific region. He came to the conclusion that this region offers the best pre-condition for a huge growth in LED lighting and that Asian lighting brands could dominate the global market in a few years. Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »