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

SAMSUNG & ITRAMAS TO JOINTLY DEVELOP LED LIGHTING SOLUTIONS FOR GENERAL ILLUMINATION MARKET

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: http://www.netl.doe.gov/ssl/techdemos.htm. 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 ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE GENLYTE A LEADING NORTH AMERICAN LUMINAIRES MANUFACTURER

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 AWARDED FEDERAL GRANT TO ADVANCE STANDARDS FOR COLOR QUALITY RATINGS

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 »

FEATURED

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 »

EDITORIAL

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 »

EDITORIAL

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 »