News-Spot | Business News | Mar 13, 2012

iWatt Opens IC Design Centers in Beijing & Tianjin

Silicon Valley-based iWatt, Inc., a developer of energy-efficient digital power supply control integrated circuits (ICs) used in leading-edge power supplies, announced today that it has opened two IC design centers in China, one in Beijing and another in Tianjin. This expands iWatt’s presence in China, where the company opened an engineering center in Shenzhen in June 2010 to support the growing number of Asian manufacturers designing solid-state lighting (SSL), and cell phone and tablet PC power adapters. Read more »

News-Spot | Products, Materials & Tools | Mar 13, 2012

ETC to Unveil New Source Four LED™ and Sensor3 Power Control™ at USITT 2012

Expect crowds at the ETC areas: The much-anticipated Source Four LED will be debuted officially in the U.S. at USITT 2012 in Long Beach. The new fixture—combining the best of the popular ETC Source Four® with the best of ETC’s Selador Desire™ LED technology—produces a sharp, clean beam of focusable light or a smooth wash while providing brilliant color changes and even more energy-saving efficiency. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 13, 2012

LumaStream Is First to Sign Ecosystem Program Agreement with Bridgelux

Eric Higgs, President and CEO of LumaStream, Inc. announced today that LumaStream has signed a cooperation agreement with Bridgelux under the Bridgelux Ecosystem Program. Mr. Higgs views this agreement as a foundation for further market and technical developments with Bridgelux. “We are extremely impressed with efficiency and performance of the Bridgelux arrays. The quality of these arrays was a driving factor in our development efforts.” Mr. Higgs added that “The Ecosystem Program is a vehicle for reaching a broader market for LumaStream’s Power Vector intelligent power conversion and control interface technology.” Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 13, 2012

Farnell element14 Stocks the Velve Development Kit for OLED Designs

Verbatim's Velve Organic Light Emitting Diodes are supported by a development kit Farnell element14 is the first distributor to stock Verbatim's Velve Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) development kit, adding to its already comprehensive range of solid state lighting products, technologies and know-how that includes high power LEDs, LED modules, power supplies and drivers plus thermal management, optical and interconnect solutions. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 09, 2012

Buy a RACT20 LED Driver and Get Free Admission to Light+Building

RECOM invite you to visit us, for free, at the the world’s largest lighting trade fair Light+Building in Frankfurt, Germany. Send a copy of your sales receipt or order confirmation of any RACT20 module and you will receive free entry to the fair. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Mar 01, 2012

Thermal Conductive Adhesive to Increases Lifetime of LEDs

Hernon's products are for instance used in LED replacement bulbs Hernon Manufacturing Inc. is an innovator of high performance adhesive, sealant and precision dispensing equipment. Hernon manufactures more than 5.000 products offering a complete solution for bonding, sealing and dispening. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 29, 2012

UL Expands LED Lighting Testing Capability with Zhaga Authorized Testing Center

UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a world leader in advancing safety, today announced it has been named a Zhaga authorized testing center. This credential, coupled with UL’s LTL, Europe, and Nansha positions UL as one of the most comprehensive LED testing organizations in the world. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 28, 2012

From LED Components to Complete LED Systems & Concepts for Intelligent Light

Driving Intelligent Lighting is the Tridonic slogan for Light+Building 2012. The spotlight will therefore be on components and systems for intelligent operating and control solutions. The company will also be demonstrating the many possibilities of digital light management. In addition, Tridonic will be showcasing LED modules together with a range of other components and comprehensive LED system solutions, including converters and lighting controllers. The focus will be on LED products and systems for general illumination applications. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 24, 2012

SSC Presents New Innovative Products and LED Applications of Customers at Light+Building

 Besides others, SSC presents products like the "Kelvin Nera" from their client FLOS at their booth at Light+Building Light + Building 2012 (15 - 20.04.2012) is the world's largest stage for the lighting market. More than 1,500 manufacturers present the entire spectrum of lighting technology, including lighting fixtures in a variety of styles, technical lighting and lamps of all kinds and for all applications and a wide range of lighting components and accessories at the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. Also a wide range of outdoor lights, from bollards, uplights and spotlights for illumination of buildings using projector-mirror systems to street lights will be on display. The world's leading trade fair presents trends like light shows in the public sector or shop lighting as a sales promotion element. Central theme of Light + Building 2012 is energy efficiency, precisely energy consumption reduction combined with new opportunities for greater comfort, creative design and safety in apartments, offices, stores and public spaces. This is where LED technology plays a decisive role. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 22, 2012

Philips Joins The Climate Group’s Clean Revolution Campaign as the First Corporate Partner

Philips Lighting, a world leader in innovative lighting solutions, is the first corporate partner to join The Climate Group’s 3-year Clean Revolution campaign. The campaign’s main aim is to reach-out to the world’s decision-makers to inspire and enable them to spur low carbon economic growth. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 22, 2012

Power Integrations Launches Convenient Online Selection Tool for LED Driver Reference Designs

Power Integrations, maker of the world's most efficient, longest-lasting off-line LED driver ICs, today launched an online selection tool that enables users to rapidly identify the best power supply reference design for their LED lighting application. The LED Design Selector allows engineers to enter simple selection criteria and provides the best choice from Power Integrations' library of reference design options for LED lighting. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 22, 2012

Philips Joins EMerge Alliance Board

The EMerge Alliance – an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe, direct-current (DC) power distribution standards for commercial buildings – today announced Philips is upgrading its membership from Participating Member to Governing Member, and is now a member of the Board of Directors. This is the first expansion of the Board since the Alliance was founded in 2008. Read more »

News-Spot | Lighting Applications | Feb 15, 2012

MEGAMAN® Lights Up New Designer Fashion Complex in Hong Kong’s Central District

The Carolinna Espinosa boutique is just one excellent example for LED shop lighting powered by Megaman® An exciting new shopping experience in the heart of Hong Kong’s financial and commercial district, Central, is turning heads thanks to its array of designer stores, lit with the latest in highly energy efficient MEGAMAN® lamp technology. Read more »

News-Spot | Lighting Applications | Feb 15, 2012

Chevron Petroleum Station Goes Green with Cree LED Lighting

Twenty-four Cree 304 Series™ recessed canopy luminaires light up the fueling canopy Beaverton, Oregon’s Highland Chevron gas station and ExtraMile food market recently underwent extensive eco-renovations, including the installation of energy-efficient interior and exterior LED lighting by Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE). The addition of Cree LED fixtures supports Highland Chevron’s mission of becoming a zero-energy establishment. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 13, 2012

Aeon Lighting Technology Announces Grand Opening of New Branch Office in Japan

Aeon Lighting Technology announced the grand opening of a branch office in Japan. Brand new facility will provide extended sales and support to ALT continually growing Japanese customer base. The furnishings and layout of the venue shows enthusiasm and professional expectations. Along with the great products and services, ALT is confident that the business territory of Japan will create another wave of peak. Read more »


Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good' At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of 'Light so Good'. Read more »


Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz Luger Research and Zhaga are proud to announce that the 2020 LpS/TiL conference will host a Zhaga Summit. This one-day event will provide application-driven introductions to the latest Zhaga standards, review their market reception, and solicit inputs from the specifier community through workshops. Read more »


Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from IGB in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin ... Read more »


CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources

CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources The new CIE International Standard S 025-SP1/E:2019 is a supplement to CIE S 025:2015 Test Method for LED Lamps, LED Luminaires and LED Modules specifies the requirements for measurement of electrical, photometric, and colorimetric quantities of OLED luminaires and OLED light sources. These sources ... Read more »


Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights Kyra Xavia is a researcher, educator and investigative journalist based in New Zealand. Her roles as general secretary of the Light and Lighting Research Consortium (LLRC), delegate for the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), New Zealand Ambassador for Women in Lighting 2019, and co-leader of ... Read more »