Business News | Apr 18, 2008

Zumtobel Group acquires Italian LED company SpaceCannon

The Zumtobel Group has strengthened its position in preparation for the further expansion of its LED operations through the acquisition of the Italian LED company SpaceCannon. SpaceCannon, which was founded in 1988 near Alessandria in Piedmont, specialises in LED-based lighting scenarios for outdoor, façade and event lighting. Read more »

Business News | Apr 10, 2008

Nuventix Designed Synjet Cooler for Breakthrough Energy Saving Philips Fortimo LED System

Figure 1a shows the pulse of air emerging from the nozzle. In Figure 1b the pulse has moved away from the nozzle. Note the large velocity vectors associated with the vortices accompanying the SynJet formation. In Figure 1c the pulse has moved further away, and the entrained air can be seen behind it in the form of the large velocity vectors all pointing in the direction of the pulse. In Figure 1d the tail of the pulse is seen. Finally in Figure 1e the pulse has almost fully left the frame, and the air can be seen recharging the nozzle in preparation for the next pulse. At Light+ Building, Nuventix, Inc., electronics cooling technology innovator and LED industry thermal management specialist, announced its SynJet cooling option for the Philips Fortimo LED Downlight module. The Nuventix product is an active cooling solution utilizing SynJet fanless air cooling technology that offers silent operation, long life, and optimal cooling for the Philips Fortimo Downlight LED Module (DLM) products. Read more »

Business News | Apr 10, 2008

Zumtobel Group Teams up with CREE to Boost Innovative LED Lighting

To drive the further expansion of its LED business, the Zumtobel Group has initiated a close cooperation with the US LED manufacturer CREE. A listed company, CREE is global market leader for high-performance LEDs and specializes in the development and production of LED products, including chips, in the highest brightness classes. The two companies have agreed that the Zumtobel Group will use CREE High-Brightness LED Chips in new products and projects of all its brands as both companies pursue the goal of driving forward the use of LED technology in the professional lighting sector. Read more »

Business News | Apr 04, 2008

High-Tech from Regensburg: The World’s Most Advanced Optical Chip Factory Is Ready for Business

os_facilities_sm-jpg OSRAM CEO Martin Goetzeler and Dr. Rüdiger Müller, CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, together with Mayor Hans Schaidinger will today officially open the last section of the Regensburg site. Read more »

Business News | Apr 03, 2008

Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH to Show New Products at Light+Building

Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH today announced that it will showcase their LED products for general lighting and various applications at Light+Building, Apr 6-11, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. You will get information on Seoul Semiconductor’s new products of Acriche including new warm, blue, green, and red Acriche, Z-Power LED, and Top LED and several applications using the company's Z-Power LEDs and Top LEDs at their booth: Hall 4, Stand 39. Read more »

Business News | Apr 01, 2008

Cree LED Lighting to Increase Light Quality and Energy Efficiency in IHOP Restaurants

llf_lr6_sm-jpg Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED solid-state lighting, announces that the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) franchise in Northern Virginia, owned and operated by Wilhelm Restaurant Group, Inc., has adopted Cree LED lighting products as the preferred lighting for all existing and future restaurants. Read more »

Business News | Mar 20, 2008

Honorable Award for TARMLED 4x4 at Light 2008 in Warsaw

tarmled_4x4_sm-jpg TARMLED 4x4 was presented with this year’s award for the most innovative product at the “LIGHT 2008,” Warsaw. Thomas Lottig, one of the duo who developed the system, accepted the award, stating that, “These are the brightest things we have ever seen.” Read more »

Business News | Mar 20, 2008

Veeco Turbodisc K465 GaN MOCVD Systems Accepted by Multiple Customers

veeco_k465_sm-jpg Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO), announced today that an additional four of its TurboDisc® K465™ gallium nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Systems have been accepted by high brightness light emitting diode (HB-LED) manufacturers located throughout Asia. Read more »

Business News | Mar 20, 2008

LAMINA Debuts New Corporate Identity and Web Site

lamina_newlogo-jpg Lamina Lighting Incorporated (Lamina), an innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, enters its 7th year in business with the introduction of a new corporate identity and web site summarizing its growth from a pioneering start-up to an influential leader in the solid state lighting industry. Read more »

Business News | Mar 18, 2008

Taiwanese Decoration and Advertising Lighting Manufacturer Wins reddot Design Award 2008

According to the judgement of the jury, LED Glass Brick is among these 50 pioneering design products. The Red Dot Design Awards for 2008 were announced last Friday, 3/14/08, and among the winners was the LED Glass Brick by Lei Yueh Enterprise Co., Ltd. Read more »

Business News | Mar 13, 2008

Zumtobel Group Gears up LED Organisation for Dynamic Growth

Dr. Roland Michal (Credits: Zumtobel Group) With effect from the beginning of the 2008/09 financial year on 1 May, the Zumtobel Group will be concentrating its existing LED activities in a single unit, the new Zumtobel LED Division. Read more »

Business News | Mar 06, 2008

Leyard Color Correction and Macroblock MBI5030 Contribute to the Winning of the 2008 Olympics Project

High resolution, good video quality LED panels are especially significant in order to deliver live 2008 Olympics games. Beijing Leyard has integrated its color correction technology with Macroblock’s 16-bit PWM LED Driver-MBI5030 to achieve higher display performance and enhance color resolution of LED panels. Read more »

Business News | Mar 05, 2008

Cree Completes Acquisition of LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc.

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED solid-state lighting, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately held LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (“LLF”). Cree’s agreement to acquire LLF was announced February 8, 2008. Read more »

Business News | Mar 03, 2008

CRS Electronics Starts Mass Distribution of Two New LED General Lighting Products

Welland Ontario based CRS Electronics launched two new LED (light emitting diode) general lighting products into the Canadian marketplace. The first is the CRS MR16 LED luminaire manufactured by CRS Electronics, the second a LED downlight (often used to replace Halogen units) from LLF based in Morrisville, North Carolina and now distributed by CRS in Canada. The launch took place at the 2008 Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association food and beverage show held at Exhibition Place in Toronto. Read more »

Business News | Feb 26, 2008

Foxsemicon Aims to Commercialize High-Power LEDs in March or April

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) affiliated LED maker, Foxsemicon Integrated Technology (FITI), aims to commercialize its high-power LEDs that have a 100 lm/w emission efficiency this March or April and the company expects to increase its LED light efficiency to 150 lm/w by 2010, helping the cost of using LED street lamps become half the cost of high pressure sodium lamp solutions, according to the company. Read more »

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Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED

Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED Lumileds introduces the LUXEON HL2X, the ideal choice for roadway lighting and sports lighting fixtures with the highest flux and efficiency in an industry standard package. "With 318+ lumens at 700 mA and 85°C, LUXEON HL2X delivers more 'field usable lumens' for optical engineers to work with. ... Read more »

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Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight A small LED torch that emits deep red light could help improve declining eyesight, scientists have said: A study by University College London, involving a small sample size of 24 people, has shown that staring at long wavelength light for three minutes every day can "significantly improve vision" ... Read more »

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Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection Signify, the world leader in lighting, is increasing its UV-C lighting production capacity and expanding its UV-C product portfolio. The company is leveraging more than 35 years of expertise in UV-C lighting to address the growing global need for the disinfection of air, surfaces and objects. Read more »