News-Spot | Business News | Jan 17, 2012

IMS Research Expects 2012 Packaged GaN LED Revenues to Stay below 2010 Results

IMS Research expects the 2012 packaged LEDs revenue to stay below the 2010 results after the decrease in 2011 and to grow between 2013 and 2016 due to lighting After 60% growth in 2010, the gallium nitride (GaN) LED market is now expected to fall 6% in 2011 to $8.0B as shown in the figure below and reported in IMS Research’s latest Quarterly GaN LED Supply/Demand Report which tracks and forecasts all aspects of the LED market quarterly. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 16, 2012

e:lumix Technology AG Expands Production Facilities with Fab in Augsburg / Germany

Thomas Zabel, CEO of e:lumix Technologie AG presenting an LED module assembled with the most recent generation of e:lumix "Pirate" LEDs in front of the huge 2.2m integrating sphere The innovative manufacturer and service provider in the area of LED semiconductor technology, e:lumix Technologie AG, announces the expansion of the Augsburg, Germany location to the Headquarters of Technology with their project “Augsburg – FAB6.1”. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 16, 2012

Zumtobel Group Announces Changes in Management at Components Subsidiary Tridonic

Changes are taking place in the management team of the Zumtobel Group's components business (Tridonic brand): Tridonic CEO Walter Ziegler and COO Rüdiger Kofahl are to leave the company at the end of January. For an interim period, the Chairman of the Management Board of Zumtobel AG, Harald Sommerer, will be taking charge of the management of Tridonic in addition to his role as Group CEO, working closely with Tridonic CFO Werner Blum. Executive search measures are being initiated to fill the two vacancies. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 16, 2012

ALT Provides Full Worldwide Service Even During the Chinese New Year

Aeon Lighting Technology (ALT) has a reputation for its world class products and services. During the Chinese New Year (January 21-29, 2012), ALT provides non-stop worldwide customer service for any inquiries. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 13, 2012

Fischer Elektronik Launches New Website

A stylish look, optimised operator guidance and integrated social media are among the features of Fischer Elektronik’s brand new web presence. Read more »

News-Spot | Products, Materials & Tools | Jan 10, 2012

Marvell Launches Smart Energy Management Platforms for Appliances and LED Lighting Solutions

Marvell, a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced two smart energy management platforms for smart appliance and LED lighting applications, which give consumers the ability to conveniently manage their smart appliances and lighting solutions from anywhere in the world, minimizing wasteful energy consumption and furthering the seamlessly connected lifestyle. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 10, 2012

Eulitha Signs Collaboration Agreement with EV Group to Establish Low-Cost-of-Ownership Nanopatterning Solution for HB-LED Manufacturing

Eulitha AG, a pioneer and leader in the production of high-quality nanostructures using advanced lithography techniques, today announced that it has signed a joint-development and licensing agreement with EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets. EVG will integrate Eulitha’s PHABLE™ mask-based ultraviolet (UV) photolithography technology with EVG’s automated mask aligner product platform with the goal of developing a low-cost-of-ownership (CoO) nanopatterning solution to enable the production of high-brightness light emitting diodes (HB-LEDs). With demo capabilities in place already, the first products are expected to ship in 2012. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 10, 2012

TÜV SÜD America Opens Energy Efficiency Lab

TÜV SÜD America Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of its new 30,000 square foot Energy Efficiency Center of Excellence located just north of Atlanta, Ga. The new NVLAP* ISO/IEC17025- accredited laboratory allows TÜV SÜD to test and certify products to global energy efficiency programs. Services include ENERGY STAR®, Lighting Facts Label, California Title 24/20, IEC 60529/IPXX, IES files, NRTL Certification, CE Marking, ENEC Mark, Energy-related Products (ErP) Directive, RoHS, and CONUEE. Read more »

News-Spot | Lighting Applications | Jan 10, 2012

Spark Solar&Wind Hybrid LED Street Light Project in Guiyang City, China

SPARK's Solar&Wind hybrid LED Street lights were widely recognized by market in the world wide by its outstanding energy-saving advantage At the Garden Street, nanming district, Guiyang city, All the Solar&Wind hybrid LED Street lights from SPARK will lightened in the evenings, which break the darkness of the night. They not only make the city’s night more beautiful, but also provide the reliable and green lighting source for the residents. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 09, 2012

Bias Power Universal Input/Output BPWXL Series LED Drivers Now Available from Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking new product from Bias Power. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 09, 2012

Farnell Signs Exclusive Agreement to Stock Low Profile LED Lighting Connectors from JAE

Farnell becomes the first European distributor to stock LED lighting connectors from JAE Farnell has added three new designs of LED lighting connectors to the range of products it offers from interconnection specialist JAE. The agreement between the two companies, which includes an exclusivity period of six months, will see Farnell become the first European distributor to stock the ES3 series. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 04, 2012

Reed Exhibitions and China Solid State Lighting Association Hold Taiwan Press Conference to Promote Communication and Development in LED Industry

End of December, Reed Exhibitions held a joint press conference with the China Solid State Lighting Association (CSA) in Jinghua, Taiwan. The two parties, co-organizers of Green Lighting Shanghai 2012 and CHINASSL 2012, were keen to unearth opportunities for bilateral cooperation and boost development. About 100 people, including representatives from the leading lighting companies and electronics manufacturers in Taiwan, as well as several members of the local trade and mass media, attended the press conference. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 03, 2012

ALT Announces 3 Year Warranty on Entire Product Line

Aeon Lighting Technology Inc, a leading manufacturer of high power LED lamps, announces a fantastic update to its product line, which will benefit ALT’s customers worldwide. Due to the proven reliability and long-term performance of the LED lamps, ALT is enhancing its product warranty to provide a full three years of standard products. This major announcement is effective as of January 1st, 2012. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jan 03, 2012

Prolight Opto Will Move Into the New Plant in January 2012

In 2004, Prolight Opto was founded with the goal of promoting solid-state lighting technologies and keeping our beloved Earth evergreen. As one of Taiwan’s professional manufacturer in LED packaging, Prolight Opto dedicated its research, development and manufacturing towards producing high reliable middle and high power LED light source. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 22, 2011

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Red Phosphors in Korea

On December 20th, 2011, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (“MCC” “; Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Yoshimitsu Kobayashi), has filed an infringement lawsuit in Seoul Central District Court against a USpany, Intematix Corporation and a Korean distributor, GVP, to enjoin them from importing and selling their phosphor products, claiming that they infringe a red phosphor patent in Korea (No. 816693) which is owned by MCC and National Institute of Material Science. 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 »