News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Aug 05, 2015

Cree and Epistar Signed a Global LED Chip Patent Cross-License Agreement

Cree, Inc. and Epistar Corporation have signed a worldwide patent cross-license agreement for light emitting diode (LED) chips to further advance the growth of the LED lighting and LED bulb markets. Cree and Epistar both hold broad and substantial LED chip patent portfolios that are important for making blue LEDs, the foundation of white LEDs found in most lighting products manufactured worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, each party receives a license to the other’s nitride LED chip patents and is granted certain rights to non-nitride LED chip patents. Over the term of the agreement, Cree will receive a licensing fee and royalty payments from Epistar. Read more »

News-Spot | Resources | Intellectual Properties | Licensing | Aug 05, 2015

Cree and Epistar Signed a Global LED Chip Patent Cross-License Agreement

Cree, Inc. and Epistar Corporation have signed a worldwide patent cross-license agreement for light emitting diode (LED) chips to further advance the growth of the LED lighting and LED bulb markets. Cree and Epistar both hold broad and substantial LED chip patent portfolios that are important for making blue LEDs, the foundation of white LEDs found in most lighting products manufactured worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, each party receives a license to the other’s nitride LED chip patents and is granted certain rights to non-nitride LED chip patents. Over the term of the agreement, Cree will receive a licensing fee and royalty payments from Epistar. Read more »

News-Spot | Event News | Aug 03, 2015

Out of Bounds Design Contest - Students Exploring Complete Freedom in Lighting Design

Student presenting her prototype - © 2015 Gunnar Menzel Seventeen innovative prototypes are the outcome of a four-month long journey taken by students from the Department of Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany. In collaboration with Seoul Semiconductor they got to experiment with AC-LED modules as light sources and discover lighting design without the traditional barriers of LEDs. The prototypes will be exhibited at the LED professional Symposium +Expo 2015 in Bregenz, Austria. Read more »

News-Spot | Event News | Jul 31, 2015

HKTDC - New “World of Outdoor Lighting & Lighting Accessories” Boosts Sourcing Opportunities

Exhibition he 17th edition of HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will be staged from 27-30 October 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This must-attend event for the industry serves as an international marketplace for high-quality lighting products, solutions and services. Last year, the fair attracted 2,492 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions and over 37,000 buyers from 135 countries and regions. In the first four months of 2015, the total value of Hong Kong’s exports of lighting products reached US$147 million. The most important export markets for Hong Kong are the United States (+9.8%), the Chinese mainland (+15.3%) and Japan (+0.4%), together accounting for more than 50 per cent of the total export value. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 27, 2015

Investment Group Acquires Bridgelux and Bridgelux Spins Off Xenio for Smart Lighting

Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of solid state lighting (SSL) technologies, announced it has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by the China Electronics Corporation (CEC), and ChongQing Linkong Development Investment Company. Established in 1989, CEC controls 61 second-level subsidiaries, including 13 listed holding companies. With over 70,000 employees, CEC is one of the largest IT companies in China. In conjunction with the sale of Bridgelux to the investment group led by CEC, Bridgelux also announced that the Board of Directors has approved a plan to spin off its Smart Lighting LED platform business under the name of Xenio Corporation. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 07, 2015

Monolithic Power Systems Signs Digi-Key to Expand Globally

Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading company in high-performance power solutions, announced today that MPS has signed a distribution agreement with Digi-Key Electronics, a leading, global, full-service provider of electronic components, for the promotion and sale of MPS products worldwide. MPS' mission is to reduce total energy consumption in its customers' systems with green, practical, compact solutions. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 06, 2015

Schukat's Offers "All-in-One" LED Lighting Bundles

Schukat's "All-in-One" bundles consist of all well-matched components that are necessary to design a luminaire Customers who want "all-in-one" lighting bundles benefit from time savings and customised product kits, bringing together LEDs from Bridgelux, heat sinks from MechaTronix, MeanWell power supplies, accessories like heat transfer compounds and LED holders and the expertise needed for heat sink calculations. With these bundles, Schukat offers a new kind of supports to their clients. Read more »

News-Spot | Event News | Jul 01, 2015

Codega Prize - International Prize for the Excellences in Lighting Design

Codega_Prize_2014_2_for Lp website.jpg Promoted by Assodel (Italian Association of Electronics Clusters) in partnership with IDEA (International Distribution of Electronics Associa-tion), the Codega Prize is the international recognition of the excellences in LED Lighting Design assigned to professionals for their creativity and know-how in transforming technologies in new ideas. The Prize aims at disseminating the importance of quality, control and versatility of LED lighting and of a an “intelligent” and integrated use of light in Contract/Commercial* applications. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 24, 2015

IoT Smart Lighting Report Shows 100% Increase In Intelligent Features Since Last Year

Alumage Advisors has released its latest LED Smart Lighting Report, including a free version for end-users, highlighting 40 product features of interest for 1,000 C&I luminaires worldwide. Read more »

News-Spot | Event News | Jun 03, 2015

Edison Demonstrates Innovative Products at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

Some highlights of the Edison Opto product portfolio at GILE 2015 The Taiwanese LED packaging manufacturer, Edison Opto, has been focusing on new product and technology development. Recently, they have introduced several highly competitive products, including Flash Series, CSP 1616 and AC COB modules. Combined with application examples, Edison’s new products will be showcased in 2015 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition. Read more »

News-Spot | Event News | May 28, 2015

New Event Date: China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE)

The CIOE event is taking place now from August 31st to September 3rd, 2015, as the China Council announced the national holidays from Sept. 3rd to 5th. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 12, 2015

MSC Technologies Now Offers New LMH2+ LED Modules from Cree

MSC now provides Cree's improved LMH2+ modules with 125 lpw and CRI 90 MSC Technologies, a business group of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, is offering Innovative LMH2+ with unprecedented combination of 125 lumens-per-watt Efficacy and 90 CRI in a Small Form Factor. The LMH2+ is the only LED module that allows lighting manufacturers to achieve a system efficacy of 100 lumens-per-watt with high light quality. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 11, 2015

Plus Opto Announces Launch of LG Chem OLED Lighting Range

Plus Opto now distributes LG Chem's product range; one example is the DIY Kit that contains all what is necessary to create smart, flexible designs in minutes Plus Opto Ltd, The Optoelectronics Specialist, has signed the first agreement to distribute the OLED Lighting product range from market leader LG Chem, in the UK. The range includes the world’s largest commercially-available panel at 320x320 mm and – an industry first – a flexible OLED panel on plastic substrate with a bend radius of 30 mm. Panels are available in 3000 K and 4000 K colour temperatures. A CRI of 90, efficacy of 90 lm/W and lifetime - previously a concern for potential OLED users - up to 40000 hours, makes LG Chem OLED panels the ideal solution for a wide range of applications. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | May 05, 2015

Epistar Promotes Co-Activation Service Model

Competition in the LED market has been heating up with China-based LED firms aggressively integrating the whole supply chain vertically from chips to packaging to modules. China-based firms are able to provide one-stop-shop services and use low-price strategies to expand their presence in the LED application market. This is negatively impacting Taiwan’s LED makers, especially small- and medium-size packaging and module firms, who are experiencing shrinking market share. Against this backdrop, Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar began promoting Co-activation Service Model three years ago hoping to turn the tide by teaming up with Taiwan-based packaging and module firms. Read more »

News-Spot | Event News | Apr 30, 2015

Everlight to Exhibit Complete LED Component Portfolio at Lightfair 2015

At LFI 2015, Everlight especially features the EAHP/EAHE series LEDs Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, will be demonstrating its comprehensive portfolio of LED components for lighting and automotive applications at LIGHTFAIR International, May 5-7, at Booth #1329. Highlights at the Everlight Booth #1329 include the High Efficiency LED EAHE 5630 (0.2 W) and the Ultra Warm White LED EAHP 3030 (1.0 W) and color choice LED solutions for general lighting as well as existing popular packages available in all colors for horticulture lighting. Read more »

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Epoxy Features Very Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

Epoxy Features Very Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Master Bond EP30LTE-2 has been developed for joining dissimilar substrates exposed to thermally or mechanically induced stresses. It can be used for sealing, coating and encapsulating, especially for small to medium sized castings where a very low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) is required. Read more »

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New BJB LED Connector for Linear LED Modules: Book 21 Compliant

New BJB LED Connector for Linear LED Modules: Book 21 Compliant Lampholders were standard in older, traditional lighting systems. Modern LED fixtures that utilize non-replaceable LEDs create several assembly and field-replacement disadvantages. Zhaga Book 21 addresses these shortcomings by standardizing linear 'socketable' LED modules. In accordance with Book ... Read more »

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EzyLED™ Now Stocked at Digi-Key

EzyLED™ Now Stocked at Digi-Key American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, announced a series of EzyLED 3030. American Bright's EzyLED™ is a proprietary LED device with a built-in IC. This patented design drastically reduces the need for additional circuitry and other on-board components making it the ideal ... Read more »

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Cree Expands Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with the Worldwide Proven CLQ6A LED

Cree Expands Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with the Worldwide Proven CLQ6A LED These SMD LEDs are packaged in an industry standard PLCC8 package. These high performance 4 color SMT LEDs are designed to work in a wide range of applications. A wide viewing angle and high brightness make these LEDs suitable for signage applications. Read more »

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Measuring the Oxygen Content of Blood with LEDs

Measuring the Oxygen Content of Blood with LEDs Pulse oximetry is a non-invasive method for determining haemoglobin (Hb) saturation through oxygen in the blood and heart frequency. It uses the fact that oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor haemoglobin absorb red and infrared light differently. In order to measure the oxygen content reliably, LEDs with ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

LpS/TiL 2019 - Europe's Foremost Lighting Conference Discussed Latest Lighting Trends

LpS/TiL 2019 - Europe's Foremost Lighting Conference Discussed Latest Lighting Trends Last week saw the co-hosted LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS), Trends in Lighting Forum &Show (TiL) and for the first time the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) Summit return to Bregenz, Austria. The three international conference and exhibition events were carefully curated to ... Read more »

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The 2019 LpS & TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light

The 2019 LpS & TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light It is a great pleasure for the LpS and TiL organization committee to announce the award winners for 2019. For the second time in a row, after the traditional cruise on the lake from Bregenz to Lindau, the gala dinner at the Eilgut Halle has proven to being a great place for the LpS & TiL award ... Read more »

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