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Greenvity develops hybrid powerline and wireless lighting network

Greenvity develops hybrid powerline and wireless lighting network

09/01/2015

A single IC that supports IEEE 802.15.4 mesh wireless networks and powerline communications promises to simplify LED-based lighting networks and the Internet of Things vision.

Philips LED fixtures reveal architecture of Turkey's Tunca Bridge

Philips LED fixtures reveal architecture of Turkey's Tunca Bridge

09/01/2015

The heritage city of Edirne can now celebrate and fully enjoy the historical Tunca Bridge with connected tunable LED fixtures fully revealing the architectural details of the arches and central tower.

Philips Lighting adds dimmer control for ZigBee-based Hue LED lamps

Philips Lighting adds dimmer control for ZigBee-based Hue LED lamps

08/26/2015

Four-button control can be wall mounted or handheld to simply control as many as 10 Hue LED lamps configured as a group or zone, and the new kit includes a warm-white dimmable LED bulb.

LEDs brighten freedom monument on New York’s historic Ellis Island. Source: Musco Lighting

LEDs brighten freedom monument on New York’s historic Ellis Island

08/25/2015

LEDs combined with customized optics focus on the architectural details of the iconic Statue of Liberty.

IES publishes TM-30 defining new color metrics for characterizing lighting

IES publishes TM-30 defining new color metrics for characterizing lighting

08/19/2015

Long-sought replacement for CRI color metric that more accurately characterizes SSL and legacy light sources is at hand in the IES, and has been proposed to the CIE.

Osram launches retail-oriented COB LED to make colors pop

Osram launches retail-oriented COB LED to make colors pop

08/18/2015

The Brilliant Color addition to the Soleriq S 19 COB LED family is targeted at high-end retail applications where shop owners prefer fully saturated colors in product displays.

Schréder to demonstrate smart LED light pole at Frankfurt exhibition

Schréder to demonstrate smart LED light pole at Frankfurt exhibition

08/18/2015

SSL-centric utility pole integrates controls with audio, video, signage, and communication facilities designed to serve the public in outdoor lighting projects.

DOE testing of L Prize LED lamp passes 40,000 hours

DOE testing of L Prize LED lamp passes 40,000 hours

08/18/2015

Lumen maintenance remains over 95% on average for the L Prize-winning Philips LED lamps and the testing reveals tiny chromaticity shifts as well.

LED business news: Qualcomm completes CSR deal; GE losses in court; Zumtobel invests

LED business news: Qualcomm completes CSR deal; GE loses in court; Zumtobel invests

08/17/2015

In the latest LED business report, Bluetooth Mesh should get a boost with Qualcomm acquiring CSR, while Zumtobel plans major US move, and GE Lighting loses SSL IP judgment.

Ameresco and Acuity behind Washington State outdoor LED lighting project

Ameresco and Acuity behind Washington State outdoor LED lighting project

08/14/2015

West Richland retrofits 1097 street lights with Acuity luminaires and Roam controls with energy services company Ameresco leading the outdoor SSL project.

DOE reveals Gateway data on LED retrofit at performing arts venue

DOE reveals Gateway data on LED wall wash retrofit at performing arts venue

08/11/2015

SSL modules were used to retrofit existing fixtures that had previously hosted halogen lamps at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center located at the University of Maryland.

Plessey announces silicon-LED case study, die, and filaments

Plessey announces silicon-LED case study, die, and filaments

08/11/2015

GaN-on-Si specialist retrofits its Plymouth manufacturing facility with light engines based on its LEDs while also announcing new LED die products and filaments for retro-styled SSL lamps.

LED business news: Seoul wins suit, Eaton and Philips announce results, new IoT player

LED business news: Seoul wins suit, Eaton and Philips announce results, new IoT player

08/06/2015 In business news of the past week, Seoul Semiconductor won an LED-backlight centric suit against Craig Electronics, while Eaton faces reduced revenue expectations despite positive growth in the lighting sector; Philips Lighting sees continued growth in LED-based products; and Kii partners with Ya...
Cree and Epistar sign major LED patent cross-licensing agreement

Cree and Epistar sign major LED patent cross-licensing agreement

08/04/2015

All nitride-based LED patents are covered in a cross-licensing deal between Cree and Epistar although the companies will not directly transfer technology under the terms of the agreement.

LED projectors cast new light on the historic Citadel of Bonifacio

LED projectors cast new light on the historic Citadel of Bonifacio

07/29/2015

Iconic fortress on Corsica ranges upwards from the Mediterranean with LEC Lyon SSL products highlighting elements of the façade and serving as a guide to the entrance of the Citadel.

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.

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