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Matthew Placzek’s LED-lit sculpture 'Spirit' welcomes Children's Hospital patients

Matthew Placzek’s LED-lit sculpture 'Spirit' welcomes Children's Hospital patients

03/25/2015

A whimsical LED-lit sculpture helps brighten the outlook for Children's Hospital patients and their families, using LED striplights and drivers to illuminate the installation.

Lumileds produces mid-power packaged LED array for single-LES SSL designs

Lumileds produces LED array in mid-power package for single-LES SSL designs

03/24/2015

An array of mid-power LEDs integrated under a 5-mm LES delivers high-power-like performance and is designed to be the sole LED in directional retrofit lamps and luminaires.

LG Innotek announces networked LED drivers developed with Daintree Networks

LG Innotek announces networked LED drivers developed with Daintree Networks

03/24/2015

ZigBee wireless network integrated into new LG Innotek drivers for LED troffer fixtures enables luminaire designs to be controlled and monitored by Daintree's ControlScope platform.

Philips hints at plans for divestiture of Lighting unit, Lumileds deal is near

Philips hints at plans for divestiture of Lighting unit, Lumileds deal is near

03/19/2015

In advance of its annual general meeting, Royal Philips has said that Philips Lighting will likely be divested via an initial public offering next year while the sale of the Lumileds LED unit appears imminent.

Tridonic modular solid-state lighting products enable custom lighting of Zurich university building

Tridonic modular SSL products enable custom lighting of Zurich university building

03/18/2015

Architects relied on modular Tridonic LED light engines and drivers to create a consistent but scalable custom luminaire form for use throughout the new LEE building at ETH University.

Philips Lighting questions lighting standards for office light levels

Philips Lighting questions proper light-level standards for office workers

03/18/2015

Research indicates that workers of age 45 and above need more task light than the typically-recommended 500-lx levels for office applications, and Philips has developed an interactive widget allowing workers to test their lighting.

Acuity focuses new business moves on lighting networks and controls

Acuity and Sensity partner on networks and Acuity expands controls portfolio

03/17/2015

Acuity will be a Sensity NetSense Partner offering comprehensive data gathering and analysis for outdoor lighting networks, while Acuity recently moved to acquire building-automation specialist Distech Controls and also added new smart-lighting fixtures in the Lithonia product line.

Zumtobel conceives new form for floor-standing LED office luminaire design

Zumtobel conceives new form for floor-standing LED office luminaire

03/16/2015

The Linetik SSL product integrates LEDs and reflector-based optics in a sleek design with a tiny cross-section, and the luminaire can deliver both direct and indirect light.

STMicroelectronics announces line-powered, high-PF LED driver IC

STMicroelectronics announces line-powered, high-PF LED driver IC

03/13/2015

The HVLED001 IC is based on a quasi-resonant topology and can support single-stage SSL designs up to 75W and two-stage designs up to 150W.

Gantom LED fixtures light First World War Galleries in Australia museum lighting application

Gantom LED fixtures light First World War Galleries in Australia

03/11/2015

Lighting design by Benjamin Cisterne and customized Gantom SSL products provide enhanced lighting on dioramas in the Australian War memorial.

Cooledge announces square version of its LED light sheets

Cooledge announces square version for its LED light sheet portfolio

03/11/2015

The square SSL sheets are still bendable for flexible installation scenarios and can be cascaded in two dimensions to cover large-area LED lighting applications.

GE Lighting and Lighting Science Group unveil LED circadian retrofit lamps

GE Lighting and Lighting Science Group unveil LED circadian lamps

03/10/2015

GE Align SSL retrofit lamp technology aims to nurture the natural human sleep and wake cycles, while the Lighting Science Group Sleepy Baby product is designed for infant sleep training.

DOE taps MicroContinuum and Pixelligent for SBIR-STTR OLED research

DOE taps MicroContinuum and Pixelligent for SBIR-STTR OLED research

03/09/2015

Two OLED-centric projects proposed as part of the FY14 SBIR-STTR grant cycle concluded in November 2014 have been funded for April 2015 start dates and will run for two years.

Cooper Lighting replaces up to 400W MH fixtures with Lumark LED floodlights

Cooper Lighting replaces up to 400W MH fixtures with Lumark LEDs

03/05/2015

The Night Falcon LED luminaires use chip-on-board LEDs for floodlight applications for building-façade, large-sign, and general-area lighting applications.

Zumtobel provides LED museum lighting for Aachen Cathedral Treasury

Aachen Cathedral gets Zumtobel LED lighting for Treasury museum

03/04/2015

Stringent conservation goals mandated LED lighting including controls that not only save energy but minimize the exposure of historic works to light.

Fossil uses Solais' solid-state lighting technology to enhance retail watch displays

Fossil uses Solais' SSL technology to enhance retail watch displays

03/04/2015

The Solais VioLight technology uses multiple LED channels to deliver retail lighting with what the company calls color-enhancing technology.

Louisville lights Big Four Bridge with dynamic Philips LED architectural lighting system

Louisville lights Big Four Bridge with dynamic Philips LED system

03/04/2015

Historic railway bridge over the Ohio River now carries pedestrians and cyclists and Louisville has added iconic LED architectural lighting.

LEDs Magazine Special Report: Strategies in Light and The LED Show bring out the social (media) butterflies

LEDs Magazine Special Report: SIL and The LED Show bring out the social (media) butterflies

03/03/2015

LEDs Magazine selects the Top 10 Tweets from Strategies in Light & The LED Show. Find out what topics, tracks, and talks lit up our social media chatter.

Osram actions indicate firmer financials for the LED and solid-state lighting maker

Osram actions indicate firmer financials for the LED and SSL maker

03/03/2015

The publicly-traded company plans to pay dividends to shareholders and has restructured debt while the CEO announced a landmark outdoor museum SSL project.

Gooee and ams drive sensor-based connected lighting technology

Gooee and ams drive sensor-based connected lighting technology (UPDATED)

03/03/2015

At Strategies in Light, ams demonstrated a new IC with an integrated sensor for color-tuning applications, while startup Gooee used the Smart Lighting Controls conference in Europe to announce its connected lighting roadmap.

Strategies Unlimited releases preliminary data at SIL from the 2015 LED Market Report

Strategies Unlimited releases preliminary data at SIL from the 2015 LED Market Report

02/26/2015

Analyst Stephanie Pruitt kicked off day two at Strategies in Light with a top-ten ranking of LED manufacturers along with detailed data on LED usage in market segments.

RayVio emerges as UV LED pure play at Strategies in Light Investor Forum

RayVio emerges as UV LED pure play at SIL Investor Forum (UPDATED)

02/25/2015

Within the $500 billion disinfection market, CEO Robert Walker sees a more than $10 billion opportunity for ultraviolet LEDs in applications such as purification and sterilization with more efficient UV-LED sources.

Strategies in Light Investor Forum keynote covers IPO and M&A activity

SIL Investor Forum keynote covers IPO and M&A activity

02/25/2015

After a very good 2014 year in the solid-state lighting (SSL) IPO area, Canaccord's Dan Coyne said 2015 has started more slowly and he expects merger and acquisition activity to dominate the business scene.

LED business news: Philips OLEDs, Cree complaint, Once IP

LED business news: Philips OLEDs, Cree complaint, Once IP

02/23/2015

Royal Philips will sell its OLED business separately from the planned Philips Lighting divestiture, while Cree announces ITC actions and Once Innovations retains IP-oriented legal firm.

GLT will demonstrate new LED-based light-guide technology at Strategies in Light

GLT will demonstrate new LED-based light-guide technology at Strategies in Light

02/23/2015

Global Lighting Technologies has developed two new light-guide-based approaches to SSL luminaire development, including an edge-lit square panel and a circular product lit from the inner circumference.

Cree LED fixtures equipped with SmartCast controls now feature tunable lighting capability

Cree adds color tunability to LED fixtures equipped with SmartCast controls

02/18/2015

The two-channel-LED design present in some of Cree's TrueWhite-branded SSL products can also now deliver tunable color temperature via the SmartCast control platform introduced last year.

DOE details long-term test results for retail LED A-lamps

DOE details long-term test results for retail LED A-lamps

02/18/2015

After more than 7500 hours of testing, 15 LED A-lamps outperformed halogen and CFL benchmarks in terms of lumen maintenance, although there was significant variation in SSL product performance.

Cooper Lighting integrates sensors and control in WaveStream LED luminaires

Cooper Lighting integrates sensors and control in WaveStream LED luminaires

02/18/2015

Adaptive control technologies including occupancy sensing and daylight harvesting will be enabled in the Cooper Metalux Encounter and SkyRidge SSL families.

Dialog delivers new dimmable driver ICs for LED MR16 and A-lamps

Dialog delivers new dimmable driver ICs for LED MR16 and A-lamps

02/18/2015

The MR16-centric driver ICs offer compatibility with electronic and magnetic 12-VAC transformers while Dialog's newest driver for line-powered retrofit lamps minimizes the external component count.

Osram delivers blue packaged LED efficiency boost, adds far red LED for horticulture

Osram delivers blue LED efficiency boost, adds far red LED for horticulture (UPDATED)

02/17/2015

Osram Opto Semiconductors said that reductions in forward voltage in the blue pumps that underlie white LEDs are delivering a significant increase in efficiency with more progress due by summer.

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