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Philips demonstrates SimpleSet LED driver configuration at LuxLive

Philips demonstrates SimpleSet LED driver configuration at LuxLive

11/20/2014

Current-configuration tool for solid-state lighting (SSL) products enables customization on the manufacturing line, and the communication technology will extend into field installations and mobile-phone-based configuration.

Luxonic launches wireless adaptive controls for LEDs at LuxLive, adds luminaires

Luxonic launches wireless controls for LEDs at LuxLive, adds luminaires

11/19/2014

The LuxLink RC technology allows for commissioning and control of luminaires with a smartphone or tablet along with autonomous adaptive controls based on occupancy and ambient light sensors.

Sainsbury's details LED-based lighting retrofits at LuxLive

Sainsbury's details LED-based lighting retrofits at LuxLive

11/19/2014

Engineering manager Simon Waldron took the stage at the LuxLive EcoLight Arena and detailed two solid-state-lighting (SSL) retrofit projects at UK Sainsbury's supermarkets that delivered energy savings and better lighting.

Zumtobel refines its solid-state lighting line with tunable white products based on study

Zumtobel refines its SSL line with tunable white products based on study

11/19/2014

The survey the company conducted in conjunction with Fraunhofer IAO revealed a preference among office workers for light in specific CCT ranges and determined that lighting users should have controls added to enable tuning to the preferred CCT.

Packaged LEDs: Osram ups COB flux, Plessey expands Si family

Packaged LEDs: Osram ups COB flux, Plessey expands Si family

11/18/2014

Osram Opto Semiconductors offers a new 13-mm COB LED with output to 6800 lm while Plessey has developed a 4.5×4.5-mm LED that will be demonstrated at LuxLive this week.

SIL’s Investor Forum focuses on the light in a challenging investment climate

SIL’s Investor Forum focuses on the light in a challenging investment climate

11/18/2014

The current challenging investment climate will not deter LED and SSL industry innovators from entering the Dragons’ Lair at SIL’s 6th Investor Forum to seek their fortunes, and reaping the benefits of the experienced speakers’ and panelists’ professional wisdom.

SSL controls: Daintree adds cloud management, Osram, Enlighted and Philips

SSL controls: Daintree adds cloud management, Osram, Enlighted and Philips

11/18/2014

Building owners now have access to the management facilities of Daintree's ControlScope platform without investing in server hardware; Osram delivers Lightify products, while Philips Lighting and Enlighted hope to add intelligence to every fixture.

Osram and Corning partner on a solid-state lighting product that leverages fiber-based light distribution

Osram and Corning partner on fiber-based light distribution

11/17/2014

Osram Opto Semiconductors' laser diodes and Corning's fiber optic technology are being combined in a flexible SSL product that can deliver diffuse light.

Fujitsu modulates RGB LED sources to convey data to cell phones

Fujitsu modulates RGB LED sources to convey data to cell phones

11/17/2014

Technology demonstration allows RGB SSL products to send data about objects being illuminated in applications such as retail and museums.

Hubbell expands outdoor solid-state lighting line, joins The Connected Lighting Alliance for promotion of ZigBee wireless technology

Hubbell expands outdoor SSL line, joins network alliance

11/12/2014

A new LED-based garage fixture replaces 150W to 250W metal halide fixtures while Hubbell also expanded the wallpack line, added a specialty fixture for cranes, and joined The Connected Lighting Alliance.

Plessey develops GaN-on-Si chip-scale packaged LEDs, plans LuxLive debut

Plessey develops CSP GaN-on-Si LEDs, plans LuxLive debut

11/11/2014

Chip-scale and wafer-level packaging will lead to more flexibility for SSL manufacturers as Plessey adopts an application-specific focus for its silicon-based LEDs.

LED business news: GE ups SSL capacity, Aixtron adds reactor, Rubicon results dip down

LED business news: GE ups SSL capacity, Aixtron adds reactor, Rubicon results dip down

11/11/2014

GE Lighting has completed a $40 million manufacturing expansion; Aixtron has demonstrated its newest MOCVD reactor; and Rubicon Technology reports disappointing results.

Osram research project increases efficiency in InGaN and phosphor-converted green LEDs

Osram research project increases efficiency in green LEDs

11/11/2014

The Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research funded Hi-Q-LED project has yielded a more efficient green InGaN LED and a phosphor-converted green LED with even higher efficacy.

Philips combines luminous textiles and connectivity in auto dealer SSL project

Philips combines luminous textiles and connectivity in auto dealer SSL project

11/06/2014

Intelligent LED-based lighting system uses luminous textiles as dynamic showroom elements in upscale auto dealerships across Russia.

Cree announce next-generation LED retrofit lamps with legacy looks

Cree announces next-generation LED retrofit lamps with legacy looks

11/05/2014

The new SSL bulb design uses an air-flow-based cooling scheme that allows convective flow from the base to the top of the domes and more-closely mirrors the look of conventional incandescent lamps.

Insta Elektro announces LED-based monument and arcade lighting projects

Insta Elektro announces LED-based monument and arcade lighting projects

11/05/2014

The Arkaden-Die Holtenauer shopping arcade in Kiel now features RGB LED lighting to entice shoppers while Insta lit the Monument Wittelsheim in France with white LED-based architectural fixtures.

Osram completes the SSL retrofit of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel

Osram completes the SSL retrofit of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel

11/05/2014

More than 7000 LEDs went into the solid-state lighting products that now light the iconic Sistine Chapel interior and the frescoes created by Michelangelo.

Spansion has announced the S6AL211 series of MCU-based LED driver ICs that specifically target higher-end luminaires.

Spansion enters driver IC space with MCU-based devices for smart LED luminaires

11/04/2014

New Spansion microcontroller family supports DALI, DMX, and Bluetooth connectivity while also integrating a DC-DC power-conversion stage that can drive four channels of LEDs in a driver design.

Osram announces oval family of packaged LEDs for video wall applications

Osram announces oval family of packaged LEDs for video wall applications

11/03/2014

The narrower device footprint allows video pixels to be more closely packed together for outdoor applications ranging from LED video walls on buildings to retail outlet signage.

Cree announces new packaged LED architecture and brighter components

Cree announces new LED architecture and brighter components

11/03/2014

The SC5 LED technology platform will double the lumen output of packaged LEDs, according to Cree, and deliver 40% cost savings at the solid-state lighting (SSL) system level.

Excelitas announces LED sources for fluorescence imaging

Excelitas announces LED sources for fluorescence imaging

11/03/2014

Life science applications leverage advantages of LED sources including instant on/off cycles, lower energy use, portability, and broad-spectrum light.

LED business news: Cree, Samsung, MaxLite, Veeco, Aixtron, and Excelitas

LED business news: Cree, Samsung, MaxLite, Veeco, Aixtron, and Excelitas

11/03/2014

In breaking LED business news, LED-based lighting margins are causing some consternation in the market, but sales of LED manufacturing tools are up and lighting companies are optimistically expanding.

Bridgelux announces Décor series COB LEDs with optimized CRI and GAI performance

Bridgelux announces Décor series COB LEDs with optimized CRI and GAI performance

10/29/2014

The new Vero Décor chip-on-board LEDs from Bridgelux delivers what the Lighting Research Center has called Class A Color for demanding applications such as high-end retail and museums.

DOE again addresses the blue light hazard with LEDs, reveals roadway lighting data

DOE again addresses the blue light hazard with LEDs, reveals roadway lighting data

10/22/2014

To further clarify the agency's position on the safety of LED-based lighting, the US Department of Energy has again addressed the blue spectral content in solid-state lighting, and separately the agency's MSSLC revealed results of a roadway lighting survey.

LuxLive: Ten must-see solid-state lighting products and compelling keynote program

LuxLive: Ten must-see solid-state lighting products and compelling keynote program

10/22/2014

The LuxLive event scheduled for Nov. 19–20 in London will feature the latest in LED-based lamps and luminaires along with keynotes on topics such as human-centric lighting.

Zumtobel lights new Leica facility with solid-state lighting and fluorescent fixtures

Zumtobel lights new Leica facility with solid-state lighting and fluorescent fixtures

10/22/2014

LED and fluorescent lighting and ubiquitous controls combine in a new lighting installation at Leica Camera that features a design melded into the building architecture for visual comfort and optimal task lighting.

Packaged LED news: Seoul expands MJT family; Philips Lumileds adds COB

Packaged LED news: Seoul expands MJT family; Philips Lumileds adds COB

10/21/2014

Seoul Semiconductor now has a high-power LED in the 3030 package while Philips Lumileds adds a COB LED with a 6.5-mm LES, Osram Opto Semiconductors expands the 19-mm LES Soleriq offering, and Luminus Devices completes testing of its Xnova packaged LEDs and establishes a five-year warranty.

TI adds to automotive LED lighting products, enabling adaptive LED headlamp designs with matrix manager IC

TI enables adaptive LED headlamp designs with matrix manager IC

10/21/2014

Integrating a 12-switch array that can steer current to different LED strings, the Texas Instruments' TPS92661-Q1 LED Matrix Manager IC significantly reduces the footprint of adaptive automotive headlamp systems.

EPA begins the specification process for the Energy Star Luminaires specification

EPA begins the specification process for the Energy Star Luminaires specification

10/20/2014

With the Energy Star Partners meeting looming next week, the US Environmental Protection Agency is beginning the revision process that will lead to a Luminaires v2.0 specification, and the agency has released a rebate finder tool for consumers.

Osram Opto demonstrates single-LED low-beam headlamp in lab

Osram Opto demonstrates single-LED low-beam headlamp in lab

10/15/2014

Future automotive headlamps could be implemented as simply as one laser diode for the high-beam function and one high-output LED for the low-beam function.

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