Events | Event-Reports | Event Post Show Report | Jun 21, 2018

Asia’s Most Influential Lighting and LED Event Announces Increased Visitor Numbers

Asia’s Most Influential Lighting and LED Event Announces Increased Visitor Numbers Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition celebrated another successful edition as more than 165,000 visitors (5% increase from 2017) descended on the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou from June 9 ‒ 12. A total of 2,602 exhibitors demonstrated the latest in lighting and LED products and solutions across 19 halls and 195,000 sqm of exhibition space. The main thoroughfare at the exhibition ¬– The Pearl Promenade – was also a hive of activity as the THINKLIGHT: Embracing Changes Forum enticed thousands of visitors to a programme of talks from some of the world’s leading authorities in lighting concepts, technology and design. Read more »

Events | Event-Reports | Event Post Show Report | Jun 12, 2018

LED Expo Thailand 2018 Opened Up Growth Opportunities

LED Expo Thailand 2018 Opened Up Growth Opportunities LED Expo Thailand 2018, ASEAN’s largest exhibition on LED products & technology concluded on an affirmative note with new records. This key business and networking event that took place in Challenger 1, Impact Exhibition & Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand, served as the platform to showcase products and technical innovations from the LED industry. Read more »

Resources | LpO Article | Event-Reports | Technologies | Measurement | Jan 11, 2018

Measurement Seminar – from SSL to Displays

Measurement Seminar – from SSL to Displays For the third consecutive year, Instrument Systems invited engineers from all industries that deal with light measurement of SSL products and different kinds of displays to their seminar. LED professional’s Editor in Chief, Arno Grabher-Meyer, was also pleased to receive (and accept) an invitation. In this article he shows what attendees can expect, who might find this event of interest, who would benefit the most and who should definitely not miss the next opportunity to attend. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Technologies | Light Conversion | News-Spot | Nov 20, 2017

Phosphors & QDs LED Downconverters Report for Lighting & Displays from Yole Développement

Phosphors & QDs LED Downconverters Report for Lighting & Displays from Yole Développement “Volume saturation, price pressure and a shifting intellectual property landscape are forcing the LED phosphor & QDs industry into a rationalization phase,” announces Dr. Eric Virey, Senior Technology & Market Analyst, Yole Développement (Yole). Read more »

Event Post Show Report | Nov 13, 2017

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2017 Welcomes Record Number of Over 156,000 Global Visitors

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2017 Welcomes Record Number of Over 156,000 Global Visitors The fair remains true to its mission of promoting global dialogue and exploring the convergent future. Visitors celebrate the fair as an effective sourcing and networking platform. Kicking off on 9 June, the 22nd edition of the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) welcomed visitors for the four-day fair during which key industry players had the chance to explore the convergent future of the lighting industry. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | Nov 13, 2017

Osram and Continental Planning Joint Venture for Intelligent Lighting Solutions in the Automotive Sector

Osram and Continental Planning Joint Venture for Intelligent Lighting Solutions in the Automotive Sector Technology companies Osram and Continental today announced their intention to establish a joint venture. The idea is to combine innovative lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and market intelligent lighting solutions for the automotive industry. The global joint venture will operate under the name Osram Continental GmbH and have its registered office in the Munich region. Osram and Continental will each have a 50 percent stake in the joint venture. The aim is to generate annual sales in the mid-triple-digit-million-euro range with a workforce of around 1,500 employees and 17 locations worldwide. Dirk Linzmeier (CEO) from Osram and Harald Renner (CFO) from Continental have been named as designated managing directors. The joint venture is scheduled to start in 2018 subject to final agreement on the binding contracts and antitrust approvals. Read more »

Event Post Show Report | Oct 24, 2017

LpS 2017 Fulfils Its Potential to be the Most Comprehensive, International Event in Lighting to Date

LpS 2017 Fulfils Its Potential to be the Most Comprehensive, International Event in Lighting to Date The widely anticipated 7th LED professional Symposium +Expo was set to be the biggest and most comprehensive event in lighting to date, and it did not disappoint. Over 1,600 leading technology experts, from industry and research, came together at LpS 2017 to explore, to debate and to build the future of lighting technologies together. Read more »

Event Post Show Report | Oct 19, 2017

The First TiL 2017 Successfully Illuminates the Future of Lighting for Over 1,600 Visitors

The First TiL 2017 Successfully Illuminates the Future of Lighting for Over 1,600 Visitors The eagerly awaited Trends in Lighting 2017 saw over 1,600 visitors, including designers, architects, technicians and consultants, from every aspect of lighting, gather for three insightful days of debate and discussion. TiL 2017 met the industry’s expectations by bridging the gap between application, design and technology, and allowing experts to share ideas about, and experience the future of lighting. Read more »

Event Post Show Report | Oct 02, 2017

Successful Premiere of the Combined LpS & TiL 2017 Events

Successful Premiere  of the Combined LpS & TiL 2017 Events The organizers of LpS 2017 (LED professional Symposium +Expo) and TiL 2017 (Trends in Lighting Forum & Show) were proud to welcome world-renowned lighting experts, companies and organizations to the first combined lighting event at the Festspielhaus in Bregenz, Austria. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Research | Medical | Sep 25, 2017

Challenges when Designing LED-Based Illumination Systems in Medical Applications and Diagnostics

Challenges when Designing LED-Based Illumination Systems in Medical Applications and Diagnostics LEDs have become indispensable in medical technology and dentistry. But the requirements placed on these lighting products are very high: Minimized size, high, application specific color rendering index, efficient temperature management, usability and excellent disinfection opportunities are all extremely important. Prof. Paola Belloni from the Steinbeis Transfer Center Illumination Optics and Lighting Engineering and Furtwangen University, and Alexander Gärtner from the Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering of the Furtwangen University discuss the requirements for different applications such as endoscopy, surgeries, dental devices, and photodynamic therapy. Further topics are the development of a self-disinfecting operation interface with edge-lit UV-A LEDs, and a new optimization approach, taking into account the reflection and absorption properties of human tissues. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Displays | Light Generation | News-Spot | Sep 01, 2017

Yole Développement Releases QD & Wide Color Gamut Display Technologies Report

Yole Développement Releases QD & Wide Color Gamut Display Technologies Report “As TV makers struggle to trigger replacement cycles, WCG and HDR and their notable picture quality improvements are the next growth drivers for the TV industry,” announces Eric Virey, Senior Market & Technology Analyst, LED, Sapphire & Displays at Yole Développement (Yole). Read more »

Event Post Show Report | Event News | May 09, 2017

The 4th Annual LightingTech Qatar Successfully Launched

The 4th Annual LightingTech Qatar Successfully Launched Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM) proudly launched the 4th Annual LightingTech Qatar on Monday at City Centre Rotana Doha, Qatar. This event has established itself as the Qatari lighting industry meeting place for key government officials and regulators, lighting industry experts, and construction professionals. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Trends | Smart Lighting & IoT | Jan 26, 2017

Smart Lighting Market and Technology Trends

Smart Lighting Market and Technology Trends Intelligent lighting technology that enables its users to control lighting through connected devices such as smart phones or remote controls is a big topic in the industry. A new report sheds light on different aspects of this business including drivers, restraints and opportunities. Jasmine Hinduja, Research Analyst at The Insight Partners, summarizes the major findings and how the trend to intelligent systems affects the companies regarding technology skills and strategies. Read more »

Event Post Show Report | LpR Article | Dec 28, 2016

LpS Event: A Perfect Platform for New Ideas and Innovations

LpS Event: A Perfect Platform for New Ideas and Innovations Like in any “Light + Building year”, there is always the question of which, if any, other shows one should attend in Europe. The visitors to the LpS 2016 knew right from the start that they had made the right decision with Bregenz. As always, the show attracted attendees, exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. Arno Grabher-Meyer, Editor-in-Chief at LED professional summarizes the highlights and shows how the newly introduced program points were received. Read more »

Event Post Show Report | Oct 03, 2016

LpS 2016 - The Leading European Lighting Conference Forecasts Further Transformations

Registration The sixth LED professional Symposium +Expo opened its doors on September 20th, in Bregenz, Austria. About 1,500 lighting professionals and over 100 exhibitors took part in Europe’s foremost lighting conference and exhibition. Experts from academia and industry, including Prof. Shuji Nakamura, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2014, discussed cutting edge findings and explored new technologies and applied them to business models and use cases in applications. The conversion of lighting, which started with LED and OLED light sources, will continue with new technologies such as communication tools and IoT. The LpS 2016 also showed that lighting will be transformed into specific solutions for things such as Horticulture Lighting, Automotive Lighting and Indoor and Outdoor Lighting. Smart Technologies for Lighting Innovations, the motto of the LpS 2016, conveyed the key aspects for new lighting solutions – building synergies between devices, algorithms and usages. Read more »

LpR Article | Aug 25, 2016

LED Lamps Recycling Technology for a Circular Economy

LED Lamps Recycling Technology for a Circular Economy While having a long propagated lifetime, LED lighting products, especially lamps, have a foreseeable end of life. And since they contain many valuable elements they practically beg to be recycled. However, like other highly integrated electronics products recycling is not a simple task. Andrea Gassmann, Jörg Zimmermann, Roland Gauß, Rudolf Stauber and Oliver Gutfleisch from the Fraunhofer Project Group Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS and the Technische Universität Darmstadt Institute for Materials Science respectively, present and discuss a method that could open the way to successful recirculation of precious components and materials. Read more »

Event Post Show Report | Aug 12, 2016

InterLumi Panama 2016 Made Its Inauguration in a Complete Success

InterLumi Panama 2016 Made Its Inauguration in a Complete Success InterLumi Panama, held its first edition from July 6 - 8 2016, at ATLAPA Convention Center this summer. Attracting over 120 companies from 18 countries/regions and 1,977 high quality visitors from 27 countries/regions, InterLumi Panama 2016 has launched its first step to introduce LATAM’s lighting market to the whole world. Read more »

LpR Article | Jul 05, 2016

Human-Centric Lighting: Sensor Technology for Full- Spectrum Lighting Solutions by ams

Human-Centric Lighting: Sensor Technology for Full- Spectrum Lighting Solutions by ams While not necessarily common knowledge, research is rapidly validating the common-sense understanding that human beings are “tuned” to the natural lighting cycles of the sun, and can be equally “de-tuned”, to the detriment of both health and productivity, by artificial light sources that operate contrary to these natural flows. Sajol Ghoshal, Director of Sensor Driven Lighting at the Opto Sensor and Lighting BU at ams, discusses the available approaches for full-spectrum solutions, and potential humancentric benefits, of fully integrated intelligent ambient/color light sensor and driver technology. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Event-Reports | Trends | Jun 02, 2016

Light + Building Post Show Report: The Six Most Noteworthy Observations by LED professional

Light + Building Post Show Report: The Six Most Noteworthy Observations by LED professional In the weeks and months before the show it was obvious that the major topics were going to be IoT and connectivity. There are many reasons for this. One is that LED lighting has become established but the big deals for smart lighting and human centric lighting are missing. IoT seems to be the way to improve communication and enable both smart lighting and HCL. Arno Grabher-Meyer from LED professional gives a summary of his impressions of the fair in regards to these topics, and beyond. Read more »

LpR Article | May 11, 2016

230 VAC Driven LED Modules with Strongly Reduced Flicker, by euroLighting

Fact Box One of the continuing trends in LED lighting is toward AC driven LED modules. Big progress has been made regarding dimmability and reduction of flicker. However, there are still differences in the various concepts that lead to very different results. Wolfgang Endrich, founder and managing director of euroLighting presents a recently improved new concept to significantly reduce flicker. Read more »

LpR Article | May 06, 2016

Lighting with LEDs – More than just Illuminating Objects, by Bartenbach Lichtlabor

Lighting with LEDs – More than just Illuminating Objects, by Bartenbach Lichtlabor Light is more than just vision. It includes aspects of well-being, health and emotions. Dr. Wilfried Pohl, Markus Canazei and Christian Knoflach from Bartenbach report on their experiences and discuss the requirements for LED lighting. They also write about physiological effects and make recommendations for improvements. Read more »

Event News | Feb 16, 2016

Trending Advancements at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2016 Reveal Lighting Solutions in a New Dimension

Trending Advancements at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2016 Reveal Lighting Solutions in a New Dimension Over 70% of booths reserved for 21st edition, leading brands to demonstrate innovative technologies. From 9 – 12 June 2016 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, the global lighting community will converge and attempt to unveil the industry’s next game-changing breakthrough. Read more »

Resources | Intellectual Properties | Reports | Light Conversion | Jan 07, 2016

Effects of Expiring Phosphors and QD IP on the LED Applications Patent Landscape

Effects of Expiring Phosphors and QD IP on the LED Applications Patent Landscape The latest Yoel report on will especially concentrate on the question how IP forces will evolve, with fundamental patent expiring in the next years? The report provides a detailed picture of the patent landscape for LED downconverters, namely Phosphors & Quantum Dots (QD). It covers patents published worldwide up to September 2015. More than 7,510 patent families relevant to the scope of this report have been selected. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jan 07, 2016

Effects of Expiring Phosphors and QD IP on the LED Applications Patent Landscape

Effects of Expiring Phosphors and QD IP on the LED Applications Patent Landscape The latest Yoel report on will especially concentrate on the question how IP forces will evolve, with fundamental patent expiring in the next years? The report provides a detailed picture of the patent landscape for LED downconverters, namely Phosphors & Quantum Dots (QD). It covers patents published worldwide up to September 2015. More than 7,510 patent families relevant to the scope of this report have been selected. Read more »

Tech-Talks Bregenz | Interview | Nov 23, 2015

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Andreas Weisl, SSC Europe, Vice-President

Andreas Weisl Seoul Semiconductor has more than 20 years of experience in semiconductor manufacturing and invests more than 10% of its annual revenue in LED research and development. On average, Seoul Semiconductor applies for more than 600 patents every year. Currently, the company holds more than 10,000 LED patents, including patents in core LED technologies such as Acrich, Acrich MJT, nPola, TV Direct Backlight Technology, UV, and many more. Seoul Semiconductor’s extensive patent portfolio in LED technology includes epitaxial growth, fabrication, packaging, and system application of LED technology. LED professional talked with Andreas Weisl, Vice-President of Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH about their business, technologies and solutions. Read more »

Leading Article | Event Post Show Report | Event News | Oct 15, 2015

LpS 2015 Post Show Report: Trends, Technologies and Solutions

Product Showcase at the Exhibition Since the biggest cutting edge developments in LED technology have already taken place, one would think that a technology-focused event would be obsolete. However, that is not the case! The LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS 2015) showed that developments in the lighting industry aren’t slowing down. New user requirements demand a shift from a component-based view to a system perspective. At sixty lectures and seven workshops, international experts presented their findings and analyzed future trends and technologies. A total of about 1,400 attendees from all over the world came to the event, which took place from September 22nd to 24th in Bregenz, Austria. Read more »

News-Spot | Event News | Sep 03, 2015

LpS 2015 Opens the Door to Future Lighting Innovations

Discussions about Future Innovations Top authorities from the global lighting industry will present international lighting trends and technologies in 60 lectures and seven workshops at the 5th LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS 2015). Amongst the many well-known companies exhibiting at the LpS are also the top seven LED manufacturers in the world. The LpS 2015 has also been chosen by ten companies to launch their new products. The three-day lighting event will take place from September 22nd to 24th in Bregenz, Austria. The top-rate program can’t afford to be missed by anyone involved in the lighting industry or research. Read more »

Event Post Show Report | News-Spot | Jan 23, 2015

Year of Light and Light Based Technologies Opening in Paris - Let There be Light

William D. Phillips did not simply hold a lecture, he truly gave a performance that brought "Einstein, Time and Light" to life The Opening Ceremony was held on January 19th and 20th 2015 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. During the ceremony the key themes of the year were introduced as an inspiration for worldwide events throughout the year. The IYL 2015 was initiated to raise awareness of the importance of light-based technologies in providing solutions to worldwide challenges in areas such as energy, education, communications and health. The diverse program covering scientific, religious, political, cultural, artistic, humanistic, economic and ecological views was an inspiring start to the International Year of Light. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 22, 2014

Yole Predicts: In the LED Packaging World, Flip Chip Technology Is Rising

Predictions of the volume percentages for different LED types show the expected growth of the Flip Chip technology from 2013 to 2019 In the LED packaging world, a wind of change is blowing. A LED TV crisis, and new Chinese players have totally modified the LED industry and its supply chain. Under this context, with a high competitive environment, new challenges have been identified by Yole Développement (Yole) analysts: efficacy improvement, cost decrease … To answer to the LED market needs, companies have today to innovate their technologies and implement new solutions like Flip Chip for LED packaging. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jul 23, 2014

EPIC Initiates Technology and Market Study on Photonics Technologies in the Automotive Industry

Sensing is just one application area in automotive where photonics is used (Source: www.hamamatsu.com) EPIC has signed a contract with market research and consultancy firm TEMATYS for carrying out an in-depth market and technology report of photonics technologies used in cars and for its manufacturing. Manufacturing includes laser systems used in welding, cutting, marking … as well as for acquiring information such as machine vision, reflectometry, thermography, profilometry, shearography … Photonics technologies are extensively used in the car for sensing and imaging, optical communication (MOST networks, Flexray), delivering information (screens, displays, GPS), lighting, (LED, OLED, laser), and energy such as photovoltaic. Read more »

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Luxeon V2, the Best Choice for a 2 mm² High Power LED

Luxeon V2, the Best Choice for a 2 mm² High Power LED Lumileds announced breakthrough high power performance with the new Luxeon V2 LED. With the highest performance in its class for output and efficacy, the emitter easily enables DLC Premium performance at the system level. Luxeon V2 utilizes a 2 x 2 mm Chip Scale Package (CSP) in a 3.5 x 3.5 mm ... Read more »

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The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair

The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair is based in China Lighting Capital- Guzhen Town, where thousands of lighting manufacturers lies and is dubbed as the source of lightings. With the help of local government and UBM, the fair has been successfully held for 21 editions. Read more »

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Edison Opto Introduces Breakthrough AC Module Series

Edison Opto Introduces Breakthrough AC Module Series Edison Opto Corporation, the leading LED lighting company based in Taiwan, introduces a wide range of AC modules. These AC modules can be broadly used in ceiling lights, mirror front lights, corridor lights, tri-proof lights, and down lights to meet different customers’ requirements. Read more »

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High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

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