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Ford plans global move to LED-based lighting in auto manufacturing plants

Ford plans global move to LED-based lighting in auto manufacturing plants (VIDEO)

09/30/2014

The US automaker will invest $25 million to install solid-state lighting with the goal of both saving energy and improving the lighting quality for its production-line workers.

IEA 4E SSL Annex opines on LED impact on health and environment

IEA 4E SSL Annex opines on LED impact on health and environment

09/29/2014

The International Energy Agency has published a series of LED-centric reports that report on the impact of LEDs on human health and the environment, and a review of test labs working globally on SSL products.

LEDs business news: Philips to spin out lighting; Hubbell, Totus, Axis and Pixelligent

LEDs business news: Philips to spin out lighting; Hubbell, Totus, Axis and Pixelligent

09/24/2014

Royal Philips has decided to divide its business into separate companies, making Philips Lighting an independent organization, while Hubbell Lighting and Totus Solutions combine LED lighting and security applications, and the DOE funds Pixelligent OLED research.

Ephesus LED fixtures break into NFL at Phoenix football stadium

Ephesus LED fixtures break into NFL at Phoenix football stadium

09/24/2014

The Arizona Cardinals' home stadium becomes the first NFL venue in which the playing surface is lit with SSL, providing more uniform lighting for fans in the stadium and those watching on TV.

Philips Lumileds announces board-level modular LED light engines

Philips Lumileds announces board-level modular LED light engines

09/23/2014

So-called Level 2 Matrix Platform products from Lumileds with LEDs integrated on PCBs will enable SSL product developers to accelerate time to market in specific applications such as troffers and linear cove lighting.

Strategies in Light Europe will examine 21st Century lighting

Strategies in Light Europe will examine 21st Century lighting

09/23/2014

Conference chair Bob Steele details the presentation schedule for the Strategies in Light 2014 conference that will focus on recent developments in LED lighting markets, applications, and technology.

Penn State research on color rendering reinforces Soraa's LED claims

Penn State research on color rendering reinforces Soraa's LED claims

09/23/2014

Test subjects in a color-rendering research project preferred the performance of Soraa's LED source that is based on a violet-pump LED combined with a combination of three phosphors designed to deliver a broader spectrum.

WigWag announces color- and white-point-tunable LED lamp

WigWag announces color- and white-point-tunable LED lamp

09/18/2014

Controllable lamp is based on the 6LoWPAN wireless platform and WigWag supplies a bridge called the WigWag Relay that can also support LED lamps based on other wireless standards such as ZigBee.

DOE announces NGL results for LED indoor products at The LED Show

DOE announces NGL results for LED indoor products at The LED Show

09/17/2014

In Los Angeles at PennWell's The LED Show, the US Department of Energy took the stage and recognized 57 indoor LED products including four Best in Class products in the 2014 Next Generation Luminaires program.

GE Lighting supplies varied LED products to Philippines medical school

GE Lighting supplies varied LED products to Philippines medical school

09/17/2014

The Davao Medical School Foundation renovates existing facility with LED-based T8-replacement tubes while installing SSL downlights in a new audio-visual building.

ERCO SSL highlights neo-Gothic architecture in ancient German church

ERCO SSL highlights neo-Gothic architecture in ancient German church

09/17/2014

Customized light rings installed on pillars discreetly host directional LED fixtures that deliver the requisite ambient light in the church and highlight the dramatic neo-Gothic architecture.

Packaged LED news: Sharp enables warm dimming, Toshiba, and Everlight

Packaged LED news: Sharp enables warm dimming, Toshiba, and Everlight

09/16/2014

Sharp has leveraged its COB Zenigata LED family to support dim-to-warm lighting while Toshiba has a new high-power GaN-on-Si LED and Everlight adds 95-minimum CRI versions of its COB family.

Cree delivers high-power LED optimized for low system manufacturing costs

Cree delivers high-power LED optimized for low system manufacturing costs

09/16/2014

The MH-B LED is designed for lighting manufacturers that are using automated surface-mount-capable production lines, and offers high-power performance with mid-power looks.

EPA publishes lamps revision and issues reminder on effective dates

EPA publishes lamps revision and issues reminder on effective dates

09/16/2014

The Energy Star Lamps specification takes effect September 30, 2014, and products certified to the older specifications must be recertified to carry the Energy Star label, while the EPA has also published the updated Lamps V1.1 specification.

DOE releases a report projecting the energy savings that LED sources will deliver

DOE releases a report projecting the energy savings that LED sources will deliver

09/15/2014

The US Department of Energy predicts that the uptake of LED-based lighting will deliver a 40% reduction in energy usage in the year 2030, equating to $26 billion in savings that year alone.

LED business news: Osram and Belkin, Lighting Science CEO, Toshiba Ultra HD LED TV

LED business news: Osram and Belkin, Lighting Science CEO, Toshiba Ultra HD LED TV

09/10/2014

Osram and Belkin will partner on smart lighting and the Internet of Things, while early LED player Lighting Science Group announces a new CEO, and Toshiba is shipping a TV that integrates full LED backlighting for 4k resolution.

LG Innotek announces AC-LED light engines for downlights

LG Innotek announces AC-LED light engines for downlights

09/09/2014

The LED maker will deliver new high-voltage packaged LEDs optimized for AC-driver technology along with modular light engines that utilize the LEDs.

Ace Hardware deploys intelligent LED lighting in retail support center

Ace Hardware deploys intelligent LED lighting in retail support center

09/04/2014

Digital Lumens networked lighting system delivers an 81% reduction in energy use in a Northern California warehouse that supplies Ace Hardware retail stores.

DOE updates LED dimming report with Burden Museum lighting details

DOE updates LED dimming report with Burden Museum lighting details

09/03/2014

Gateway reports issued by the DOE illustrate that design/specification teams on long projects need to ensure dimming compatibility late in projects and a hotel project revealed the viability of LED downlights and controls.

Philips expands Hue LED family with table, pendant, and ceiling luminaires

Philips expands Hue LED family with table, pendant, and ceiling luminaires

09/03/2014

The Hue Beyond product family leverages a design with two reflectors and delivers both up and down light in tunable colors.

US DOE announced $4 billion in loan funds for energy-efficiency projects

US DOE announced $4 billion in loan funds for energy-efficiency projects

09/02/2014

LED-based solid-state lighting projects will be among the projects that are eligible for loan guarantees under a new Department of Energy program intended to spur advancement in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Elgato announces Bluetooth-enabled LED A-lamp with tunable colors

Elgato announces Bluetooth-enabled LED A-lamp with tunable colors (UPDATED)

09/02/2014

Bluetooth Low Energy wireless network enables seamless connection between smartphones and Avea tunable lamps without the requirement for a wireless bridge.

LEDiL adds optics for COB LEDs and a lens designed for pedestrian safety outdoors

LEDiL adds optics for COB LEDs and a lens designed for pedestrian safety outdoors

09/02/2014

Silicone and PMMA lens options for COB LEDs enable applications in outdoor canopy lighting and retrofit lamps, while a new lens for pedestrian lighting delivers a beam that will not produce glare for drivers in automobiles.

Cree enters the LED MR16 lamp market with 92-CRI offering

Cree enters the LED MR16 lamp market with 92-CRI offering (UPDATED)

08/28/2014

Adding to the TrueWhite family of products that exceed 90 CRI, Cree's LED-based MR16 lamp works with dimmable magnetic and electronic ballasts and dims to 5%.

Ikea venture group invests in Scottish manufacturer Design LED Products

Ikea venture group invests in Scottish manufacturer Design LED Products

08/28/2014

Following its green philosophy, Ikea funds manufacturer that specializes in flexible tiles with LEDs embedded in the tiles that can enable unique luminaire forms.

Cree invests in Lextar, plans to source mid-power LEDs from Taiwan manufacturer

Cree invests in Lextar, plans to source mid-power LEDs from Taiwan manufacturer

08/27/2014

Cree and Lextar become partners, with the Taiwan firm supplying future Cree demand for mid-power LEDs while Cree will assume 13% ownership of Lextar.

SemiLEDs adds flip-chip blue LEDs, and uses die in white CSP (UPDATED)

SemiLEDs adds flip-chip blue LEDs, and uses die in white CSP (UPDATED)

08/26/2014

Following a trend that emerged at Strategies in Light, SemiLEDs has joined the list of companies to offer flip-chip LEDs in minimal packages for integration into lamps or luminaires, or larger LED packages.

DOE publishes 2014 LED and OLED manufacturing roadmap

DOE publishes 2014 LED and OLED manufacturing roadmap

08/26/2014

LED cost is dominated by the packaging steps at the back end of the manufacturing process while the entire OLED process is still expensive and inefficient with both technologies requiring significantly more R&D.

GE Lighting expands Lumination DI and RS LED downlight families

GE Lighting expands Lumination DI and RS LED downlight families

08/21/2014

The Lumination RS family now includes 4- and 6-in. models that are even simpler to install in existing ceiling cans while the DI series includes new configurations and finishes targeting new construction.

Dell Children's Medical Center installs Acuity LEDs, achieves LEED Platinum

Dell Children's Medical Center installs Acuity LEDs, achieves LEED Platinum

08/21/2014

Lithonia SSL fixtures along with Acuity nLight controls proved more cost effective than a high-performance-fluorescent retrofit and helped the hospital to achieve the goal of LEED Platinum recognition.

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