Business News | Jan 11, 2008


Nexxus Lighting, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEXS), a world leader in advanced lighting technology, including solid-state LED and fiber optic lighting systems and controls used in commercial, architectural, signage, swimming pool and retail lighting today announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Lumificient Corporation, a Maple Grove, MN, manufacturer of solid-state LED products for the sign lighting, commercial/architectural and retail markets. Read more »

Business News | Jan 08, 2008

Marktech Named as Cree Solutions Provider

Marktech Optoelectronics, an industry leader in the application and design of LEDs since 1985, was recently awarded the distinction of being a Cree Solutions Provider. This new value-added program offers customers a full range of LED lighting-system solutions and design assistance to help accelerate time to market and reduce product development costs. Read more »

Business News | Dec 07, 2007

EverLED TR Fluorescent Tube Replacement Wins Green Tech Lighting Innovation of the Year

everled_tr_sm2-jpg LEDdynamics announced receiving the Popular Science "Best of 2007 Innovation Award" in the Green Tech category, for the EverLED-TR product line. The EverLED-TR is a fluorescent tube replacement which utilizes existing fluorescent ballasts while achieving the equivalent light output of the tube it replaces, making it the world's first true LED replacement for linear fluorescent lighting. Read more »

Business News | Dec 06, 2007


TT electronics OPTEK Technology has selected NRC Electronics as a global distributor of their complete product offering toprovide the necessary technical support and “on demand” distribution for OPTEK’s optoelectronic sensors and fiber optic devices, along with their visible LED components and assemblies. A new agreement between Farnell and Optek extends to a global basis the successful relationship that the two companies already enjoy in North America with Premier Farnell’s Newark distribution business. Read more »

Business News | Dec 03, 2007

Lighting Science Group Establishes Presence in Europe

Lighting Science Group Corporation (Lighting Science) (OTC BB: LSGP), a global leader in LED (light-emitting diode) lighting solutions, today announced plans to establish operations in Europe. As part of this effort, Peter Earle and John Lyons, co-founders of Vivid Effect, will join Lighting Science as part of the Company’s European operations. Read more »

Business News | Nov 30, 2007


ItraMAS Corporation Sdn Bhd (ItraMAS), a leader in the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) industry, and Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEMCO), a key electronic components manufacturer, today announced a collaboration to develop revolutionary light emitting diode (LED) products for the global general lighting market that will help save energy and provide for a greener earth. Read more »

Business News | Nov 30, 2007

DOE Invitation to Participate SSL Demonstrations Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites participation in the DOE Solid-State Lighting Technology Demonstration program. DOE SSL demonstration projects showcase high-performance LED products in a variety of commercial and residential applications, providing hard data on product performance and cost-effectiveness. DOE seeks to assemble demonstration teams that match host sites with appropriate products and partners. To learn more about how to participate in DOE SSL demonstrations, or to download applications for manufacturers, host sites, or utilities/energy efficiency organizations, visit: Read more »

Business News | Nov 26, 2007

Toshiba announces agreement with Semitron to grow application solutions via European distribution channel

Agreement in Germany and Switzerland based on technical design in capabilities Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has expanded its distribution channel in central Europe by signing a franchise distribution agreement with technical distributor Semitron W. Röck GmbH. The agreement will cover Germany and Switzerland and is in line with TEE’s plans to grow European sales through the distribution channel. Read more »

Business News | Nov 26, 2007


Philips to pay approximately USD 2.7 billion (EUR 1.8 billion) based on an offer price per share of USD 95.50 Deal creates #1 lighting company in North America. Philips and Genlyte to grow business by introducing Philips innovative, greener and solid state lighting technologies in North America through Genlyte's extensive contacts with distributors, architects and designers, and by introducing Genlyte s products to an international market. Deal leverages Philips earlier successful acquisitions of Color Kinetics, Partners in Lighting, TIR and Lumileds, and signals continuing investment in Lighting. Genlyte's Board of Directors will unanimously recommend offer to shareholders. Read more »

Business News | Nov 16, 2007

Cree Launches Solutions Provider Program

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in LED solid-state lighting components, today announced a new value-added solutions providers program. The Cree Solutions Providers network offers customers a full range of LED lighting-system solutions and design assistance to help accelerate time to market and reduce product development costs. Read more »

Business News | Nov 08, 2007

LEDs Poised to Drive a New Lighting Revolution

The attached figure presents iSuppli's forecast for the total LED market for 2006 and 2011. After two years of moderate single-digit revenue growth in 2005 and 2006, the solid-state lighting industry is poised to propel LED revenue to a double-digit expansion rate in 2007. Read more »

Business News | Nov 08, 2007

Cree Adds XLamp LED Operations to ISO/TS Certification

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in LED solid-state lighting components, today announced completion of a successful advancement assessment audit for the company’s ISO/TS16949 certification. This year’s audit includes the XLamp® LED production facility in Durham, as well as the company’s LED chip, power and materials manufacturing operations. The ISO/TS certification demonstrates Cree’s commitment to high-quality product manufacturing. Read more »

Business News | Oct 31, 2007

OSRAM has certified new partners for LED lighting consulting and engineering

OSRAM has certified two new companies for their LED lighting technology. PublicScreen & Lightsystem Ltd. is specialised in the provision, implementation and project management of cutting edge lighting solutions for large-scale architectural and corporate projects. Tetracis-Plurirede is a company with recognized competence on LED / Electronic circuits design, having capacity for total design solution of LED light application, including lenses and reflectors. Read more »

Business News | Oct 24, 2007

Epistar orders AIXTRON MOCVD tools to boosts GaN LEDs production

AIXTRON AG is pleased to announce the order for multiple MOCVD tools from Epistar, one of the world's leading manufacturers of Ultra-High-Brightness (UHB) LEDs. The order comprises CRIUS Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) reactors together with AIX 2800G4 HT Planetary Reactor systems, AIXTRON’s Flagship products for large scale GaN based LED production. Read more »

Business News | Oct 22, 2007

Exciting times at Advanced LEDs Ltd

adv_led-jpg Advanced LEDs Ltd UK manufacturer of high performance LED luminaires have taken a big leap forward after signing an exclusive relationship agreement with E.ON Energy Services. This agreement will open up markets in street lighting and enable E.ON to be the first company to offer LED street lighting for major contracts around the world. Read more »

Business News | Oct 22, 2007

New Member of "LED City": Ann Arbor Embraces LED Technology

led_city_annarb-jpg Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in LED solid-state lighting components, and the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, today announced that Ann Arbor will join Raleigh, N.C. and Toronto, in the growing LED City™ initiative. In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, Ann Arbor plans to become the first U.S. city to convert 100 percent of its downtown streetlights to LED technology. Read more »

Business News | Oct 22, 2007


Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions, the new entity formed by Philips' acquisition of Color Kinetics, today announced it has been awarded a $250,000 contract by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - a federal agency that develops and promotes measurement, standards, and technology. Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions will develop and create a new test system to improve methods for calculating and measuring the quality of a light source. Read more »

Business News | Oct 10, 2007

Luminus Devices Expands Sales Organization to Target Solid State Lighting Market

Luminus Devices, Inc. today announced its plans to enter the solid state lighting market with the appointment of a new director of sales for the company’s emerging general illumination business. David Sciabica has joined the company as director of sales and will be responsible for sales of PhlatLight products specifically for general lighting applications. Read more »

Business News | Oct 08, 2007

LED Holdings and Lighting Science Group combine forces - Transaction Creates Unique Lighting Solutions Company

LED Holdings, LLC, a global leader in custom LED (light-emitting diode) lighting solutions, and Lighting Science Group Corporation (OTCBB: LSGP), a leading developer and integrator of white light solutions using LED technology, announced today that LED Holdings has contributed all of its assets, including $15 million in cash, to Lighting Science Group in exchange for a combination of preferred and common stock representing 70% of the common stock and 80% of the voting power of Lighting Science Group on a fully-diluted basis. Read more »

Business News | Oct 02, 2007

LedEngin, Inc. Secures $11 Million in Series C Funding to accelerate market adoption of energy efficient SSL solutions

ledengine_uv-jpg LedEngin, Inc., a leading supplier of high power Light Emitting Diodes (LED) components and light source modules, today announced closing of its series C round of funding led by Partech International. Read more »

Business News | Sep 14, 2007

DOE Issues Final ENERGY STAR Criteria for SSL Products

energy_star_logo-gif The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued the final ENERGY STAR´Program Requirements for Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Luminaires intended for general illumination. Many thanks to all who provided comments on the criteria over many months of development. Your input was very helpful in improving the criteria. Read more »

Business News | Sep 14, 2007

Lamina Titan and TitanTurbo™ LED Light Engines Recognized by Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

Lamina, a world-leading developer and manufacturer of high-power LED light engines, today announced the company’s Titan LED light engine and TitanTurbo LED light engine have been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America as unique and significant advancements to the art of science and lighting. Read more »

Business News | Sep 12, 2007

LLF Awarded Grand Prize in Worldwide Lighting Competition

LLF LR6 dimensions LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (LLF) today announced that it has won the Grand Prize for the 2007 Lighting for Tomorrow solid state lighting (SSL) competition. Read more »

Business News | Sep 10, 2007


Vision 2010 aims to fuel growth through sharpened strategies for Healthcare and Lighting and an integrated approach to Consumer Lifestyle Philips aims to simplify organizational structure by forming three sectors - Healthcare, Lighting, and Consumer Lifestyle - as next step in evolution into a market-driven, people-centric global leader in its fields Philips expects to more than double EBITA per share by 2010. Read more »

Business News | Aug 29, 2007

Carmanah Receives $500,000 Purchase Order for Solar LED Bus Shelter Lighting Systems in London, England

For more on Carmanah's solar-powered bus shelter lighting technology, visit . Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) is pleased to announce that it's United Kingdom office has received a $500,000 purchase order from Trueform Engineering Ltd for solar powered bus-shelter lighting systems to be installed on Transport for London bus shelters in London, England. Carmanah currently has hundreds of these "green" solar-powered lighting systems installed on bus shelters throughout the city, where they have proven to be an efficient, cost-effective and reliable lighting solution. Read more »

Business News | Aug 29, 2007

LED Holdings Appoints Zach Gibler to Lead Business Development

LED Holdings LLC, a global leader in LED (light-emitting diode) lighting solutions, today announced Zach Gibler has joined the company as its Vice President of business development. Read more »

Business News | Aug 29, 2007


OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, a world leader in light-emitting diode (LED) technology, and the Lighting Science Group Corporation (OTCBB: LSGP), a leading designer and manufacturer of super energy-efficient LED lighting solutions, today announced that OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ Golden DRAGON® lighting product will be utilized in low bay fixtures from Lighting Science for a special lighting project for the City of Raleigh, North Carolina. Read more »

Business News | Aug 23, 2007

Cree Announces Plans to Triple Its White XLamp LED Capacity

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) today unveiled plans to significantly increase white XLamp® LED manufacturing capacity at its COTCO subsidiary in HuiZhou – tripling current capacity of lighting-class LEDs. Speaking at the 4th China International Forum & Exhibition on Solid State Lighting in Shanghai, Chris James, vice president - marketing and business development, characterized the planned expansion as part of Cree’s multi-faceted efforts to both accelerate the adoption of LED lighting in China and to build momentum for the LED lighting revolution worldwide. Read more »

Business News | Aug 22, 2007

Color Kinetics' Shareholders Adopt Merger Agreement with Philips

Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK) announced that its shareholders at a special meeting held in Boston, Massachusetts today adopted the merger agreement under which Color Kinetics is to be acquired by Philips Holding USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V. (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI). The merger agreement was announced by Philips and Color Kinetics on June 19, 2007. Read more »

Business News | Aug 20, 2007

Color Kinetics Announces U.S. and Germany Anti-Trust Clearance for its Acquisition by Philips

Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK), which had previously announced its agreement to be acquired by Philips Holding USA Inc., for $34.00 per share in cash, today announced that the 30-day waiting period for the transaction under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, expired on August 10, 2007. The Federal Cartel Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, acting pursuant to the German Act Against Restraints of Competition, has also cleared the transaction. Read more »


J Series 5050 New P Class Versions Deliver Industry-Leading Efficacy at 1W

J Series 5050 New P Class Versions Deliver Industry-Leading Efficacy at 1W J Series™ LEDs extend Cree’s industry-leading portfolio of lighting-class LEDs to a broader set of applications. The J Series 5050 LEDs combine high efficacy and excellent value in a reliable package. Read more »