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 »

Business News | Aug 13, 2007

COTCO, Cree’s Subsidiary, Recognized for Environmental and Community Contributions

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market-leader in LED solid-state lighting components, today announced that its COTCO International Limited subsidiary has been honored by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation with the HSBC Living Business Award Certificate of Excellence. The certificate recognizes COTCO’s contributions to the environment and to the local community in Hong Kong. Cree and its COTCO subsidiaries are global leaders in the development and production of energy-efficient LED products and technologies that significantly reduce energy consumption in lighting applications. Read more »

Business News | Aug 07, 2007


Nexxus Lighting, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEXS), announced today that it has entered into an agreement pursuant to which Advanced Lighting Systems, Inc. (ALS) would be merged into a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexxus Lighting. The consummation of the transaction is subject to certain closing contingencies, including the delivery by ALS of audited financial statements. Read more »

Business News | Aug 06, 2007


Hong Kong-Based EPILIGHT HOLDINGS Co. LIMITED has Agreed to a Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Program for Developing LED Lighting Products for Asian and European Markets in Cooperation with Lighting Science Group. Read more »

Business News | Jul 27, 2007

Seoul Semiconductor Works with Avnet, the World Largest Electronics Distributor

Seoul Semiconductor, one of the world largest LED producers, today announced that it has signed European and Asian distribution agreements with Avnet Electronics Marketing, a division of Avnet, Inc., to expand and reinforce its sales network. The agreements followed an announcement the companies made in January for Avnet to distribute Seoul Semiconductor’s products in the North American market. Read more »

Business News | Jul 24, 2007

ARIMA orders AIXTRON Flagship MOCVD system AIX 2800G4

AIXTRON AG today announced a further order from Arima Optoelectronics Corporation, Taiwan. Arima, a long-standing AIXTRON customer decided for the AIX 2800G4 HT MOCVD system, the latest AIXTRON reactor for gallium nitride (GaN) materials, which provides the highest wafer capacity available on the market. Read more »

Business News | Jul 23, 2007

Enfis and Aluci light the way for mobile exterior luminaires

‘Chario’ lighting system Enfis Ltd, a global leader in the development and manufacture of smart, multi-watt plug-and-play LED light engines, has announced a manufacturing relationship with award winning architectural and ambiance luminaire designer and manufacturer, Aluci. Read more »

Business News | Jul 18, 2007

American Bright Optoelectronics Corporation Expands Engineering Services Group to Include Thermal Management, Optical Integration and Driver Design.

American Bright brings increased value to an expanding customer base by providing a top-to-bottom design and manufacturing solution. By the incorporation of its existing Assembly Services Group into a comprehensive Engineering Services Group (ESG) American Bright will provide a total design solution to the expanding Solid State Lighting (SSL) industry. The new group brings engineering expertise in the fields of thermal management, secondary optics, lensing, driver design and manufacturing integration to an already established global business unit. Read more »

Business News | Jul 18, 2007

HC SemiTek orders Thomas Swan CCS reactor for high brightness GaN LEDs

Huacan SemiTek (HC SemiTek), a new China-based start-up company has received and commissioned its first Thomas Swan Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) MOCVD reactor. The Thomas Swan CCS MOCVD tool was delivered in the 19x2-inch wafer configuration. To be used for the development and production of high-brightness gallium nitride (GaN) based LEDs, it has been installed in the company's brand-new facility in Wuhan, PR China. Read more »

Business News | Jul 13, 2007

Solid-State Lighting Market to Grow by 21 Percent While Residential Demand Remains in Infancy

The Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies (GaAs) service release, "Solid State Lighting Market 2006-2011," projects 21 percent market growth for solid-state LED lighting through 2011. The bulk of demand, however, will be generated from niche lighting applications including architectural, task lighting, medical and off-grid lighting applications rather than the residential lighting market. Read more »

Business News | Jul 12, 2007

Toronto Shifts to LED Lighting as Answer for Energy Efficiency

The Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) today announced that Toronto is joining Raleigh, N.C. in a citywide initiative to install light-emitting diode (LED) lighting throughout its infrastructure. The LED City™ program, which was launched in February by City of Raleigh officials and LED manufacturer Cree, Inc., fosters collaboration among municipalities as they deploy energy-efficient lighting to deliver cost savings and environmental benefits. Read more »

Business News | Jun 19, 2007


Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Boston, Massachusetts, USA – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) today announced it has reached an agreement with Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK) under which Philips will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Color Kinetics for USD 34 per share, or a total consideration of approximately EUR 592 million to be paid in cash upon completion. Read more »

Business News | Jun 14, 2007

Lite-On to deliver new LED solutions at LED Lighting Taiwan 2007

Lite-On Technology presents a wide range of advanced LED products for commercial and industrial markets at LED Lighting Taiwan 2007 from June 13 to 16 at Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC). Read more »


Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency

Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency  Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp® XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing LEDs by up to 68 percent. ... Read more »


Well-Being, Light and Exhibition Lighting

Well-Being, Light and Exhibition Lighting Commentary from LpR 71: Well-being is the state of feeling healthy and happy, a good or satisfactory condition of existence, including the emotional and psychological sphere. In 1810, Goethe published a theory based on a human-based approach, combining visual appearance with harmony, culture, ... 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 »