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Lunera Lighting gains funding, launches LED lamps for CFL and MH sockets

Lunera Lighting gains funding, launches LED lamps for CFL and MH sockets

The startup lighting company will use funding to push new replacement lamps designed to work in fixtures with existing fluorescent and metal-halide ballasts, enabling simple SSL adoption.

Walmart plans major LED transition in supercenter lighting globally

Walmart plans major LED transition in supercenter lighting globally

GE Lighting will supply a variety of SSL fixtures, including the Lumination IS Series for ceiling lighting, for Walmart supercenter stores in the US, Asia, the UK, and Latin America.

Philips expands Hue LED lamp family at L+B, adds simple control unit

Philips expands Hue LED lamp family at L+B, adds simple control unit

The Hue Lux lamp is a lower-cost dimmable white LED bulb; and a new device that Philips is calling Hue Tap offers three pushbuttons that can control specifically configured functions in a Hue system.

LEDs replace fluorescents for added warmth in San Jose condominiums

TerraLUX linear LED light engines were retrofitted into wall sconces in the Paseo Villas condominium complex adding warm lighting to hallways that had been lit with PL 13 fluorescent lamps.

Cooper Lighting supplies LEDs to Detroit airport, launches Lumark luminaire

Eaton's Cooper Lighting division has supplied more than 6000 parking-garage fixtures in an SSL retrofit at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, while the Lumark brand has launched the new Caretaker lumina...

Lam32 designs LED sources for architectural integration in building materials

LED-based lighting, that the company refers to as tool sets, can deliver both functional/directional light and dramatic effects when installed in architectural applications such as in indoor or out...

Natural Grocers installs GE Albeo LED lighting for distribution and stores

Small western-US grocery chain hopes to reduce annual energy consumption by 1.7 million kWh, resulting in $193,000 in annual savings across 40 stores and a distribution center.

Cree adds 100W-equivalent LED lamp, drops prices on earlier A-lamps and BR30s

Marking one year participating in the LED retrofit lamp business, Cree launched a 100W-equivalent lamp and reduced prices across its SSL retrofit lamp portfolio.

Honda auto dealer in Pasadena installs Cireon LED lighting with short payback

A rebate from Pasadena Water & Power and a federal tax deduction will enable Honda of Pasadena to achieve payback on an LED-lighting retrofit project in less than six months.
LED sources need to find a place in the recycling stream (MAGAZINE)

LED sources need to find a place in the recycling stream (MAGAZINE)

Although LEDs boast the advantage of long operational life, the growth in solid-state lighting means that LED producers and government agencies need to have appropriate disposal plans in place, say...
Simulation enables optimum LED street light heat-sink design (MAGAZINE)

Simulation enables optimum LED street light heat-sink design (MAGAZINE)

Djordje Zivanovic and Richard Ozaki describe a thermal-design methodology that enabled the development of a new self-cleaning heat sink for an outdoor LED luminaire using simulation tools.

UV-LED advancements extend the promise in curing (MAGAZINE)

UV-LED advancements extend the promise in curing (MAGAZINE)

The year 2013 witnessed an expansion of LED usage in UV curing applications with higher-power emitters enabling faster cure times across a variety of life science and industrial applications, write...
Tertiary optics deliver benefits in SSL product design (MAGAZINE)

Tertiary optics deliver benefits in SSL product design (MAGAZINE)

LEDs are relatively directional light sources but require secondary and tertiary optics to meet the needs of lighting designers and specifiers. Suleyman Turgut explains how tertiary optics are ofte...
Focus on Auroralia Awards (MAGAZINE)

Auroralia Awards (MAGAZINE)

At the Light Festival on December 7, 2013 in Lyon, France, lighting manufacturer Schréder and the LUCI (Lighting Urban Community International) network of cities focused on sustainable lighting ann...
LED lighting progresses driven by lessons learned (MAGAZINE)

LED lighting progresses driven by lessons learned (MAGAZINE)

SSL uptake is happening much faster than that of CFL products, reports James Brodrick of the US DOE, but a new report uses lessons learned to outline steps the industry should take to move forward ...
Regeneration throws light on Norman architectural heritage (MAGAZINE)

Regeneration throws light on Norman architectural heritage (MAGAZINE)

Caroline Hayes examines the regeneration of the lighting scheme at a UNESCO World Heritage Site in England, where modern controls and solid-state lighting are used to enhance the building’s feature...
Intematix expands phosphor development and IP to meet demanding SSL applications (MAGAZINE)

Intematix expands phosphor development and IP to meet demanding SSL applications (MAGAZINE)

Maury Wright interviews Intematix executive Julian Carey on the state of intellectual property in the phosphor area, Intematix’s latest developments and patents, and applications from LEDs to backl...

CSEM announces EU-funded LASSIE-FP7 large-area SSL module project

The CSEM (Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA) research organization based in Switzerland has announced the LASSIE-FP7 (Large Area Solid State Intelligent Efficient luminaires) pro...

Lutron expands EcoSystem family

Lutron has announced the EcoSystem 5-Series LED driver family with support for dimming of LED fixtures down to 5% with control enabled by the company’s EcoSystem lighting-network technology.

Acuity announces EcoDrive family from EldoLED

Acuity Brands has entered the OEM market after purchasing driver-maker EldoLED last year and now has launched the EcoDrive family under the Acuity banner.

STMicroelectronics driver IC and reference design enables networked street lights

STMicroelectronics has announced the STEVAL385LEDPSR evaluation board and reference design for intelligent LED-based street light designs.

Osram adds color LEDs for auto applications

Osram Opto Semiconductors has recently added new colored LEDs in product families that target front-and rear-facing automotive lighting applications.

Samsung LEDs target mobile devices

Samsung Electronics has announced three new families of packaged LEDs that target usage in mobile devices and debuted in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Sharp launches color-tunable mid-power LEDs

Sharp Devices Europe has announced the Mini-Tiger Zenigata LED family that includes emitters in two different CCTs, which allows the components to produce light over the range of 2700–6500K.

Cree expands high-density COB family

Cree has announced the CXA1310, CXA1850, and CXA2590 COB LEDs with light-emitting surface (LES) diameters of 6, 12, and 19 mm, respectively.

Microchip acquires Supertex

Microcontroller specialist Microchip Technology has acquired analog and mixed-signal IC manufacturer Supertex including the latter’s LED driver IC technology.

Evolucia wins optics patent

Evolucia has won a new US patent for the Aimed Optics technology that it uses in SSL products for outdoor applications. Patent 8,635,049, "Light unit with light output pattern synthesized from...

GE Lighting and CRS Electronics settle suit

GE Lighting has announced the settlement of a lawsuit that it filed in December 2012 against CRS Electronics over patent infringement in the area of LED lamp design. The GE and CRS lawsuit was wage...

Red and warm-white LEDs wash Rabat walls

LEC Lyon has supplied an LED lighting project in the historic city of Rabat, the Moroccan capital that was recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and ...
Maury Wright

SIL talks foreshadow significant LED revenue growth (MAGAZINE)

At the 15th-anniversary Strategies in Light conference held in Santa Clara, California over February 25–27, Strategies Unlimited reported that LED revenues hit $14.4B (billion) in 2013 with the pro...

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