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DOE releases new research projecting LED lighting adoption in common applications

DOE releases new research projecting LED lighting adoption in common applications

07/28/2015

LED-based lighting was responsible for 143 tBTU in US energy reduction in 2014, although the savings could have hit 4896 tBTU had all general-lighting applications been converted to SSL.

IndyCar racing autos will sport LED-based display panels for fan information

IndyCar racing autos will sport LED-based display panels for fan information

07/28/2015

LED display panels on each race car, implementing a two digit seven-segment display, will provide data such as position in field, pit stop time, and use of Push to Pass function during the running of IndyCar races.

Connected lighting: Partnerships form to advance networked SSL with IoT

Connected lighting: Partnerships form to advance networked SSL with IoT

07/27/2015

Philips Lighting announces collaboration with Silicon Valley's Plug and Play Tech Center while the Wireless Broadband Alliance establishes a Connected City Board to help promulgate the smart city vision being pursued by many cities around the globe.

Lumileds launches mid-power color packaged LEDs for niche and lighting applications

Lumileds launches mid-power color packaged LEDs for niche and lighting applications

07/21/2015

Applications such as emergency vehicles can use the color packaged LEDs in the Luxeon 3535L line while some of the phosphor-converted and monochromatic colors can enable tunable general-lighting products.

Bridgelux to become CEC subsidiary, spin out Xenio smart lighting

Bridgelux to become CEC subsidiary, spin out Xenio smart lighting

07/21/2015

LED maker Bridgelux will get closer ties with existing supply-chain partners after the planned acquisition by China Electronics Company, while the recently-announced, Xenio-branded, smart-lighting products will get a new corporate home.

Oceanside installs GPS-enabled LED street lights from GE Lighting

Oceanside installs GPS-enabled LED street lights from GE Lighting

07/20/2015

GPS chips in the wireless network node provide precise location data via the cloud, both simplifying the commissioning process and streamlining maintenance procedures for LED street lights.

LED business news: Nichia touts new IP, Harvard names CEO, and CSR Bluetooth

LED business news: Nichia touts new IP, Harvard names CEO, and CSR Bluetooth

07/16/2015

In another stream of LED business developments, a new patent adds to Nichia's claims against Everlight and specific low-power LEDs, while Harvard Engineering names a new CEO and CSR partners with SK Telecom for LED lamps that integrate Bluetooth beacons.

LED business news: Plessey gets UK grant, Everlight and Nichia continue IP battle

LED business news: Plessey gets UK grant, Everlight and Nichia continue IP battle

07/15/2015

Plessey, Aixtron, and Bruker will use a UK grant to pursue GaN-on-Si LEDs on 200-mm substrates, while Nichia attacks Everlight in German Court, and Oxford Instruments announces PECVD sale to Chinese LED maker Enraytek.

Cree adds SC5-based 3.45×3.45-mm packaged LEDs in high-density and -intensity versions

Cree adds SC5-based 3.45x3.45-mm packaged LEDs in high-density and -intensity versions (UPDATED)

07/15/2015

SSL developers can leverage the higher flux output of the SC5 technology platform with flat or domed primary optics for different applications, and in a 3.45x3.45-mm package for the first time.

Lumileds delivers second-generation COB LEDs, 10% efficacy gain

Lumileds delivers second-generation COB LEDs, 10% efficacy gain

07/14/2015

Gen 2 Luxeon COB Core Range LEDs increase performance in the same footprint as the first round of Lumileds COB LEDs, enabling development tradeoffs in performance relative to source size.

LED business news: Feit sues Cree; Daintree names exec, Toggled licensees

LED business news: Feit sues Cree; Daintree names exec, Toggled licensees

07/09/2015

In LED business news, Feit Electric countersues Cree over LED replacement lamps while Daintree adds Derek Proudian as new CEO and chairman and Toggled announces new licensees for LED-based tube IP.

LED retail lighting: Solais enhances Tumi, Erco sells olive oil

LED retail lighting: Solais enhances Tumi, Erco sells olive oil

07/08/2015

High-quality SSL products are becoming increasingly important as a tool to boost sales as recent case studies at retailer Tumi and vegetable-oil specialist Ölmühle an der Havel illustrate.

LED horticultural lighting: Philips GrowWise Center and Purdue studies space

LEDs in horticulture: Philips GrowWise Center and Purdue studies space

07/07/2015

Philips Lighting has opened the LED-centric GrowWise Center in Eindhoven to study light recipes for plant growth while Purdue University has conducted research on using LEDs to cultivate plants during deep-space missions.

Good intentions yield flicker standard with questions that remain

Good intentions yield flicker standard with questions that remain

06/29/2015

The recently released IEEE Std 1789-2015 that addresses safe levels of flicker in LED lighting products is generating controversy among those who believe the flicker standard to be overly restrictive.

Cree restructures LED business in face of mid-power onslaught by consolidating LED manufacturing

Cree restructures LED business in face of mid-power onslaught

06/25/2015

Lower component pricing trends will lead Cree to consolidate LED manufacturing operations while the company will focus on higher-quality products in its lighting business.

LED business news: Dow Corning IP, new funding, and Eaton management

LED business news: Dow Corning IP, new funding, and Eaton management

06/23/2015

In the latest LED business developments, patented silicone encapsulants will improve LED light output, while Eaton shuffles management and Aledia gets major investment for 3-D silicon-based LEDs.

LRC will evaluate adaptive LED headlamps, studying the European Audi A7

LRC will evaluate adaptive LED headlamps, studying the European Audi A7

06/23/2015

Thus far the US has not approved deployment of Matrix-style LED high beams that use adaptive control to ensure that LED headlamps don’t disrupt oncoming drivers.

Warsaw National Museum preserves art while enhancing mood with tunable lighting

Warsaw National Museum preserves art while enhancing mood with tunable lighting

06/23/2015

The WNM is the first museum to use LED spotlights with tunable white-point CCT aimed at improving the visual appeal of a diverse array of artwork.

Samsung adds COB LEDs with smaller LES options and vivid color

Samsung adds COB LEDs with smaller LES options and vivid color

06/15/2015

Both high-CRI options and enhanced color saturation are options in Samsung's latest COB LEDs, along with some smaller components for tighter optical control.

IEEE PAR1789 makes recommendations on safe levels of flicker in LED-based lighting

IEEE PAR1789 makes recommendations on safe levels of flicker in LED-based lighting (UPDATED)

06/15/2015

Lighting flicker in LED-based products remains a concern, but the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers has defined acceptable levels for the vast majority of people.

LED business news: Power Integrations vs. Fairchild, OLEDWorks to expand, IR LEDs

LED business news: Power Integrations vs. Fairchild, OLEDWorks to expand, IR LEDs

06/11/2015

In LED business news, Fairchild and Power Integrations issue dueling statements regarding IP-related court activity while New York Governor Cuomo touts Rochester expansion by OLEDWorks.

Lumileds' Luxeon 3535L mid-power LEDs are projected to deliver L90 performance of 60,000 hours when operated at 85°C and driven at 200 mA.

Lumileds documents long-life mid-power LED components

06/11/2015

Luxeon 3535L mid-power LEDs are projected to deliver L90 performance of 60,000 hours when operated at 85°C and driven at 200 mA.

Cree recalls recently launched fluorescent-replacement LED T8 lamps

Cree recalls recently launched fluorescent-replacement LED T8 lamps

06/09/2015

Lamp recall affects 700,000 SSL products intended for fluorescent replacement and Cree will supply new LED T8 tubes beginning in July or offer refunds.

RayVio hits 45 mW in a laboratory demonstration of a deep-UV LED

RayVio hits 45 mW in a laboratory demonstration of a deep-UV LED

06/08/2015

Startup RayVio progresses in its effort to deliver UV LED devices with output power and lifetime characteristics that will enable applications such as sterilization.

US DOE publishes consolidated SSL research and development plan

US DOE publishes consolidated SSL research and development plan

06/04/2015

Consolidating the Multi-Year Program Plan and SSL Manufacturing Roadmap published previously, the US Department of Energy has published the 2015 Solid-State Lighting R&D Plan.

Acuity moves to larger LED sources in new Autobahn LED roadway luminaire

Acuity moves to larger LED sources in new Autobahn roadway luminaire (UPDATED)

06/03/2015

Large glass optics deliver all of the requisite street- and area-lighting beam patterns for new Autobahn LED roadway luminaires from American Electric Lighting.

LED business news: Lynk sues Juno, Philips sues iGuzzini, Go Scale and Leviton

LED business news: Lynk sues Juno, Philips sues iGuzzini, Go scale and Leviton

06/02/2015

In LED business news, IP disputes continue with Lynk pursuing AC-LED-centric action and Philips targeting iGuzzini luminaires, while Go Scale will borrow to afford Lumileds and Leviton expands its presence in SSL.

EPA publishes final Energy Star Luminaires V2.0 spec with minor changes

EPA publishes final Energy Star Luminaires V2.0 spec with minor changes

06/02/2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency has published the Energy Star Luminaires V2.0 specification one month after the final draft with only minor editorial changes in the document.

Osram delivers COB alternative as an SMD mid-power packaged LED

Osram delivers COB LED alternative in an SMD mid-power package (UPDATED)

06/01/2015

The Duris S 10 LED family from Osram Opto Semiconductors has a 7.7-mm LES, enabling the device to replace low-power COB LEDs while lowering SSL system costs through automated lighting product assembly techniques.

Cree launches a sub-10-dollar BR30 lamp based on SC5 packaged LED platform

Cree launches a sub-10-dollar BR30 lamp based on SC5 LED platform

05/27/2015

The cost-reduced design utilizes fewer LEDs than its predecessor while delivering slightly higher total flux and consuming slightly lower energy.

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