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Dynamic LED lighting art project headlines at New York's Flatiron

Dynamic LED-based light-art project headlines at New York's Flatiron

12/17/2014

A control system based on Crestron technology includes 16 controllable lighting zones in the Light Iron Project now on display at Flatiron Plaza in New York City.

Sweden restaurant leverages horticultural LED lighting to grow herbs and produce for in-house use

Sweden restaurant leverages LEDs to grow herbs and produce for in-house use

12/17/2014

Fine-dining location adds an extra dimension to the menu using LED-lit indoor herb and vegetable gardens that guests see as a spectacle and experience as a fare enhancer.

Acuity brings OLED lighting to consumer retail channels

Acuity brings OLED lighting to consumer retail channels

12/17/2014

Continuing its push in OLED technology, Acuity is now supplying flush-mount, pendant, and sconce fixtures based on OLED panels in the $200–$300 price range.

DOE reports on bright LED luminaires in high-temperature environments

DOE reports on bright LED luminaires in high-temperature environments

12/16/2014

A US Department of Energy Gateway report on outdoor SSL fixtures lighting a section of the Mexican border near Yuma, AZ shows the superior quality of LED lighting.

LEDs Magazine top 20 stories of 2014: Readers like drivers and controls news and features

LEDs Magazine top 20 stories of 2014: Readers like drivers and controls news and features

12/16/2014

Based on reader popularity, articles on controlling LEDs have become more valuable than articles on LEDs and SSL products, although all are represented on our annual list.

Osram delivers new IR LED for biometric ID applications

Osram delivers new IR LED for biometric ID applications

12/15/2014

Iris-scanning technology promises to be a hack-resistant method to protect access to mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, and IR LED technology will enable such biometric applications.

Zhaga Consortium plans a new interchangeable-light-source Book including COB LEDs

Zhaga plans a new interchangeable-source Book including COB LEDs

12/15/2014

Moving below the typical LED modular light engine level, the consortium will develop a specification for the LED-source component — most prominently the COB LED.

EPA issues directive on LED and legacy lamp verification testing for Energy Star

EPA issues directive on LED and legacy lamp verification testing for Energy Star

12/09/2014

Guidance for Energy Star verification testing to the Lamps V1.0 and V1.1 specifications directs certification bodies on mandatory tests along with optional randomly-selected tests.

Osram brightens performance venues with new Ostar Stage RGB packaged LED for entertainment lighting

Osram brightens performance venues with new Ostar Stage RGB LED

12/09/2014

A multichip package with red, green, blue, and white LEDs delivers more than double the brightness of prior products designed for use in stage spotlights.

Using LM-80 measurement methodology to determine the true value of packaged LEDs

Using LM-80 measurement methodology to determine the true value of packaged LEDs

12/09/2014 At Strategies in Light 2015, Monica Hansen, LED Lighting Advisors, and Lynn Davis, RTI International, will elaborate on a methodology used to assess LM-80 data across a variety of packaged LEDs in an effort to determine the effects of different LED platform designs and materials on performance, l...
Infineon adds RGB LED development kit that includes MCU for open-source Arduino platform

Infineon adds RGB LED development kit for open-source Arduino platform

12/09/2014

The Arduino-based evaluation board includes an ARM-based XMC1202 microcontroller along with an integrated brightness color control unit for RGB SSL applications.

Cooper brings WaveStream planar technology to round LED pendant

Cooper brings WaveStream planar technology to round LED pendant

12/04/2014

Edge-lit light guide delivers inherent diffuse light in SSL pendant designed for retail, commercial, and other applications including high-ceiling spaces.

Design LED demonstrates thin and flexible LED shelf and back lighting at LuxLive

Design LED demonstrates thin and flexible LED shelf and back lighting at LuxLive

12/03/2014

Low- and high-density, flat and flexible light engines and luminaires enable a variety of SSL applications in signage, retail shelf lighting, and backlighting applications.

MHA Lighting shows new LED-driven light-guide SSL at LuxLive

MHA Lighting shows new LED-driven light-guide SSL at LuxLive

12/03/2014

COB LEDs installed at the ends of acrylic cylindrical tubes deliver bright uniform light for applications including high-bay lighting.

GE Lighting shrinks Evolve outdoor light fixture form for more diverse LED area lighting

GE Lighting shrinks Evolve form for more diverse LED area lighting

12/03/2014

The Evolve N Series includes SSL area and flood lights along with wall packs to allow facilities to deploy outdoor lighting with a consistent look and light quality.

LEDs Magazine celebrates tenth birthday milestone

LEDs Magazine celebrates tenth birthday milestone

12/02/2014

LEDs Magazine’s founder and former editor Tim Whitaker provides a perspective on the evolution of the publication's LED industry coverage since the launch of its inaugural newsletter and its media partnerships upon the tenth anniversary of the magazine’s debut.

Ratos acquires LED optics specialist Ledil, Ledil expands solid-state lighting optics portfolio

Ratos acquires LED optics specialist Ledil, Ledil expands portfolio

12/02/2014

The private-equity firm Ratos, based in Stockholm, announced that it has acquired 67% of the shares of Finnish LED optics specialist Ledil Oy from the latter's founders, while Ledil has just expanded its optics family.

LightingEurope pushes to delay European Commission mandated phase-out of eco halogen lamps

LightingEurope pushes to delay EC-mandated phase-out of eco halogen lamps

12/01/2014 The European-centric organization supported by lighting manufacturers believes that a mandated move to LED technology, as written in lighting regulations, for specialty lamps will leave consumers with little choice other than overpaying for replacement lamps and could render installed luminaires ...
Packaged LEDs: Samsung debuts low-power COB LEDs, Plessey announces solid-state lighting partners

Packaged LEDs: Samsung debuts low-power COBs, Plessey partners

11/26/2014

At LuxLive, Plessey demonstrated its silicon-based packaged LED technology in SSL product developments, while in Korea Samsung added low-end COB LEDs for indoor-lighting product developments.

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.

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