News-Spot | Business News | Feb 10, 2012

GT Advanced Technologies to Provide Large Diameter Sapphire Cores to Chongqing Silian Optoelectronics Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

GT's ASF™ furnaces produce high quality sapphire crystal material that is well suited for LED manufacturing (Photo: Business Wire) GT Advanced Technologies Inc., today announced that its subsidiary, GT Crystal Systems, has entered into a purchase agreement with Chongqing Silian Optoelectronics Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Silian) to supply 500,000 TIE (2-inch equivalent) of 6-inch diameter C-plane sapphire cores, which Silian will use to produce high quality sapphire substrates for the high brightness LED industry. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 09, 2012

Osram Opto Semiconductors Appoints Avnet Electronics Marketing as “Preferred Global Partner”

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of optoelectronic semiconductors announced today that Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc., has been selected as OSRAM’s preferred global partner. The appointment is effective immediately in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA), Japan and Asia. Read more »

News-Spot | Products, Materials + Tools | Feb 08, 2012

Bayer MaterialScience Pushes LED Lighting Application Development Foreward with New Products

With Makrolon 6265X polycarbonate, a high-flow resin with easy release properties and high optical efficiency, Bayer MaterialScience provides a polycarbonate that allows solutions for very challanging flame-retardant requirements. Furthermore, Bayer MaterialScience announces Makrolon® TC8030 polycarbonate, which joins a selection of heat-resistant and thermally conductive Bayer plastics to compete with aluminum. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 08, 2012

Dow Electronic Materials to Showcase Full Range of Semiconductor, LED and Advanced Packaging Solutions at SEMICON Korea

Dow Electronic Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, announced today that its broad range of products for semiconductor manufacturing, light emitting diodes (LED) and advanced packaging applications will be on display at this year’s SEMICON Korea show. Taking place at the COEX center in Seoul, February 7-9, 2012, Dow will exhibit in Booth #5616, Hall D. Read more »

News-Spot | Lighting Applications | Feb 07, 2012

Fagerhult Light Hygena Stores with the 1300 lm Xicato Spot Module

Refurbished Hygena shop lighting using 1300lm Xicato Spot Modules (Image by Sanna Fisher-Payne) Hygena, owned by the kitchen group Nobia, is one of the best-known kitchen brands in France. Complete kitchen solutions are offered from about 127 wholly owned stores. All shops are between 100 and 600 m², and include exhibition, shop and office area. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 07, 2012

LG Siltron Selects Veeco MOCVD for GaN-on-Silicon Wafer Production

Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced today that LG Siltron, a South Korean epi wafer manufacturer, recently selected the TurboDisc® K465i™ gallium nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System for production of gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers for power electronics and LED devices. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Feb 03, 2012

Anderson & Associates, LLC and BRB, USA Merge

BRB International BV and Anderson & Associates LLC have combined their respective US based silicone and silane businesses and are pleased to announce their new joint venture, AB Specialty Silicones LLC. The company will be headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois and will operate as a stand alone entity focusing on silicon based products for the NAFTA region. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 26, 2012

Birmingham Science Park Aston Enters into a Partnership Agreement to Create a Europe-Leading Test Centre for Lighting Products

Birmingham Science Park Aston (BSPA) is entering into an agreement with Bridgend-based LUX-TSI to create LUX-OPC; a Europe-leading accredited test and measurement operation for energy efficient lighting and photonics products. The deal safeguards jobs in both locations and eight new jobs are expected to be created as a result. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 26, 2012

Deco Lighting Announces Game Changing New LED Product Line which will Deflate LED Luminaire Prices

With a multi million dollar R&D program nearing completion, Deco Lighting plans to launch a revolutionary portfolio of affordable high performance commercial LED luminaires. Municipalities and commercial customers seeking to replace their inefficient lighting to save energy will no longer be restricted to a limited selection of high priced LED fixtures. Read more »

News-Spot | Products, Materials + Tools | Jan 25, 2012

Asheville Boasts First Large-Scale LED Street Light Deployment in North Carolina

Taking steps to improve energy efficiency and reduce its overall carbon footprint, the City of Asheville has initiated North Carolina’s first large-scale deployment of LED street lights. There are 3,643 LEDway® street lights from Durham-based manufacturer Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) being installed, with projected savings of $260,000 annually. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 25, 2012

NVLAP Accreditation Granted to Labsphere, Inc.

Labsphere, Inc. has earned its accreditation as a NVLAP ISO 17205 calibration laboratory. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) governs the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). Labsphere’s accreditation as NVLAP Lab 200951-0 was granted following successful completion of rigorous on-site assessments and technical evaluations of the company’s Calibration Lab for Optical Radiation Measurements. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 23, 2012

Research & Markets Releases "Global Chip on Board Light Emitting Diode Market (2011 – 2016)" Research

The COB LED market is observed to be growing rapidly as the technology improves and costs go down. The growing demand for energy efficient solutions is helping the industry to gain a consistent market share. The COB-LED module market is expected to exceed the growth of overall LED market in the forecasted period by grabbing the share from DIP-LED and SMD-LED due to having advantages over DIP and SMD, such as higher lumens density, better thermal management, more reliable and longer life, and the most important the small size and many more. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 20, 2012

LUX TSI Limited Achieves Accreditation from UKAS to ISO/IEC 17025 as a Competent Photometric Testing Laboratory

LUX-TSI, the first independent photometric lab in Europe for testing of LM79 and LM80 standards for LED lighting modules, lamps and luminaires, announced today that it has achieved accreditation from UKAS to test LED and other energy efficient lighting products for photometric, electrical energy performance and lumen maintenance. Please follow this link to view the UKAS Accreditation Schedule No 4701. Read more »

News-Spot | Products, Materials + Tools | Jan 19, 2012

WAC LIGHTING Introduces Tesla High Output Recessed Downlights

Using similar design innovation that propelled its miniature halogen technology to the industry forefront, WAC Lighting launches Tesla™ High Output Recessed Downlights for a variety of residential, hospitality, retail and commercial applications. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 17, 2012

Lumenpulse Enters Into Strategic Partnership With Lightitude for Middle East and North Africa LED Fixture Market

Lumenpulse Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of high performance, architectural LED-based lighting solutions for commercial, institutional, and urban environments, today announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with UAE-based Lightitude. The agreement will include Lightitude support for Lumenpulse's business in the Middle East and North Africa and the relationship will be managed out of Lumenpulse's recently opened London, UK office. Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »