Business News | Jun 06, 2007

Initiative of the lamp industry to phase-out energy inefficient lighting

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomed today the initiative launched by the lamp industry to phase-out the least efficient lamps from the European markets by 2015. "I welcome the commitment of the industry as a very positive contribution to the goal stated by the European Council in March: to have good light without wasting energy. Read more »

Business News | Jun 05, 2007

Microchip Technology Launches Online Lighting Applications Design Center

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced an online Lighting Applications Design Center. Read more »

Business News | Jun 04, 2007

Zumtobel to light up exhibits in BMW Museum

A 3000 sqm LED facade will illuminate the exhibition space at the new BMW Museum over three floors. Models: ©BMW AG Dornbirn, Austria – Zumtobel, a brand of the Austrian Zumtobel Group, has won a major over EUR 1.5 million order to supply the lighting solution for the new BMW Museum in Munich. Read more »

Business News | May 30, 2007

Quanlight raises $3 Millon in Series B

Quanlight Inc., a leader in developing high power, high brightness red light emitting diodes, has raised $3 million in its oversubscribed Series B offering. The financing was led by Blackbird Ventures and (SHW)2 Enterprises with a small group of private investors. Read more »

Business News | May 25, 2007

New York City Advertising Agency Installs Green Lighting

In recent years, LED technology has improved dramatically, to the point where high output LEDs can produce a brilliant white light with high efficiency. These properties make LEDs an attractive choice for general lighting in upscale offices and retail spaces. Read more »

Business News | May 22, 2007

Integrated System Technologies (IST) and Farnell announce pan European and pan Asian distribution agreement

IST iDrive™ Farnell is to offer the high efficiency iDrive™ Lite LED driver range from IST. Read more »

Business News | May 11, 2007

OSRAM sets course for expansion in opto-semiconductors with new chip factory in Malaysia

os_production-jpg OSRAM will be significantly expanding production capacity at its plant in Penang, Malaysia. At the same time, a further construction phase will be completed by the end of 2007 at its plant in Regensburg. Read more »

Business News | May 11, 2007

NEXXUS LIGHTING to acquire ADVANCED LIGHTING SYSTEMS

Orlando, Florida: 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 Advanced Lighting Systems, Inc (ALS) a leader in solid-state LED and fiber optic lighting technology based in Sauk Center, Minnesota. Read more »

Business News | Apr 24, 2007

A 30% Migration to Energy-Efficient Lighting Cuts Worldwide CO2 Emissions by 260 Millon Tons

OSRAM CEO Mr. Martin Goetzeler reasserts the lighting manufacturer giant`s commitment to eco-friendly products at opening of the Global Business Summit for the Environment (B4E) organized by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Read more »

Business News | Apr 12, 2007

Mouser Electronics and LedEngin, Inc. sign distribution agreement

Mouser Electronics, Inc., has announced it has signed a distribution agreement with LedEngin, a leader in Ultra High Brightness LED emitters and light source modules. Read more »

Business News | Mar 27, 2007

Konica and GE to jointly develop OLED lights

Japan`s Konica Minolta Holdings said on Tuesday it has tied up with General Electric Co. to jointly develop flexible and thin lighting products using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology. Read more »

Business News | Mar 26, 2007

LED chipmaker Arima Opto spins off LD business

The board of directors at Arima Optoelectronics (Arima Opto) has decided to spin off its laser-diode (LD) division and set up a new company named Hua Xin Optronics (transliterated from Chinese), according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). Read more »

Business News | Mar 15, 2007

Philips is First Lighting Manufacturer to Advocate Industry Phase-Out of Inefficient Lighting in North America

A coalition of energy efficiency advocates today announced plans for proposed legislative action for a major shift toward incorporating high-efficiency lighting technologies in home and office settings. Read more »

Business News | Mar 13, 2007

PHILIPS ACQUIRES TIR SYSTEMS

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) today announced that it has reached an agreement with TIR Systems Ltd. under which Philips will acquire all of the outstanding shares of TIR Systems for a total consideration of approximately C$ 75 million, or approximately EUR 49 million, to be paid in cash upon completion. Read more »

Business News | Mar 08, 2007

Energy-saving lamps to replace incandescent light bulbs in developing and emerging countries

Munich, OSRAM is the world’s first lighting manufacturer to receive approval from the United Nations for a “Clean Development Mechanism” (CDM) for reducing CO2 emissions. Read more »

Business News | Mar 07, 2007

LSI Industries Inc. steps up commitment to Solid-State LED lighting

Cincinnati, Ohio-- LSI Industries Inc. today announced it has stepped up its commitment to designing, engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and selling solid-state LED products for the lighting and graphics markets. Read more »

Business News | Mar 06, 2007

Super Vision International to become Nexxus Lighting, Inc.

nexxus1-gif ORLANDO, Fla., Super Vision International, Inc. (NASDAQ Capital Market: SUPVA, Class A Common) today announced that the company is being renamed Nexxus Lighting, Inc. effective April 2007, and is relocating its corporate headquarters to Charlotte, North Carolina. Read more »

Business News | Mar 02, 2007

College of Engineering at UCSB Launches New Solid State Lighting and Energy Center

Santa Barbara, California – The College of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara is formally launching the Solid State Lighting and Energy Center (SSLEC) March 1, 2007, directed by Shuji Nakamura, Cree Professor in Solid State Lighting and Displays, and Steven DenBaars, Mitsubishi Chemical Professor in Solid State Lighting and Displays. Read more »

Business News | Feb 27, 2007

Power Integrations' PSU design kit enables LED lightbulbs that pass EMC rules

SAN JOSE, Calif., Power Integrations (Other OTC:POWI.PK), the leader in high-voltage analog integrated circuits for power conversion, today introduced a reference design kit (RDK-131) for ultra-small power supplies that helps designers deliver energy-efficient LED alternatives to power-hungry incandescent lights. Read more »

Business News | Feb 14, 2007

Color Kinetics reports financial results for fourth quarter and full year 2006

Boston, MA - Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK), a leading innovator of intelligent LED lighting systems and technologies, today announced its results of operations for the fourth quarter of 2006. Read more »

Business News | Feb 09, 2007

Lighting Re–Imagined: GE's newly named LED business pursues excellence in white LED general illumination market segment

CLEVELAND, OH — GE Consumer & Industrial's drive to innovate and lead the way to general illumination with white, light–emitting diode (LED) solutions–on a global scale in commercial, industrial and residential settings–kicks off with a symbolic and meaningful name change. Read more »

Business News | Feb 09, 2007

Cree XLamp® XR-E LEDs chosen for LLF’s revolutionary new down light fixture

DURHAM, NC, FEBRUARY — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in LED lighting components, today announced that its award-winning XLamp XR-E LED has been chosen by LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (LLF) for its first product, a six-inch down light that produces 650 lumens at 10-12 watts. Read more »

Business News | Feb 07, 2007

Avnet Electronics Marketing and CAO Group Ink Distribution Pact

Phoenix Arizona USA--LED innovator and design/integration firm CAO Group has selected Avnet Electronics Marketing to distribute its Dynasty family of high-brightness LED devices, as well as its entire line of solid state illumination products and system-level solutions. Read more »

Business News | Feb 05, 2007

Forbes names Color Kinetics among 25 fastest growing tech companies for second consecutive year

Boston, Massachusetts USA-- Color Kinetics Incorporated, a leading innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, today announced its inclusion among Forbes' annual list of the country's 25 fastest growing technology companies. Read more »

Business News | Feb 02, 2007

Arima Opto to aggressively expand LED chip capacity

Arima Optoelectronics plans to expand its LED chip capacity significantly in 2007 with a focus on AlGaInP (aluminum gallium indium phosphide) LED chips, ultra high-brightness (UHB) red/yellow MS LED chips and blue LED chips, according to company president PJ Wang. Read more »

Business News | Jan 31, 2007

Cree and World Peace Industrial Co., Ltd. (WPI) sign distribution agreement to drive adoption of power LEDs across Asia

DURHAM, NC, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in LED solid-state lighting components, announced today a distribution agreement with World Peace Industrial Co., Ltd. (WPI) to sell and support Cree XLamp® products in China, Asia Pacific and Japan. WPI is a member of WPG Holdings, a leading electronics distributor in Asia. Read more »

Business News | Jan 25, 2007

Zumtobel Group steps up LED activities

Dornbirn/Austria - The Zumtobel Group is expanding its activities in the LED sector. Under the lead management of its subsidiary LEDON Lighting GmbH (LEDON), the Group has acquired the business activities of my-tronic GmbH, based in Morbach/Germany, and renamed the acquiring company My-tronic Ledon GmbH. Read more »

Business News | Jan 24, 2007

Color Kinetics illuminates "store of the future" for national retail federation

New York, NY - National Retail Federation Convention & Expo - Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK), a leading innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, announced today the exclusive selection of its LED systems to bring dynamic, customizable effects to the X07 Store of the Future - an 11,000 square foot exhibit at the 96th annual National Retail Federation (NRF) Convention & Expo. Read more »

Business News | Jan 24, 2007

Lighting science group announces private label agreement with Philips Solid State

DALLAS–Lighting Science Group Corporation (LSG) (OTCBB: LSGP), a leading provider of energy-efficient and environmentally responsible LED lighting solutions announced today that it signed a private label agreement with Solid State Lighting, N.A., a business unit of Philips Lighting Company, a division of Philips Electronics North America Corporation, whereby Philips will private label the Company’s patented LED lowbay lighting products for global sales and distribution under Philips’ brand. Read more »

Business News | Jan 17, 2007

UTEK Corporation completes technology transfer with cyberlux corporation

Tampa, Florida USA, Durham, North Carolina USA, & Santa Barbara, California USA--UTEK Corporation, a specialty finance company focused on technology transfer, and Cyberlux Corporation, a provider of LED lighting solutions, today announced that Cyberlux has acquired Hybrid Lighting Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of UTEK Corporation in a restricted stock transaction. Read more »

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