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Strategies Unlimited releases preliminary data at SIL from the 2015 LED Market Report

Strategies Unlimited releases preliminary data at SIL from the 2015 LED Market Report

02/26/2015

Analyst Stephanie Pruitt kicked off day two at Strategies in Light with a top-ten ranking of LED manufacturers along with detailed data on LED usage in market segments.

RayVio emerges as UV LED pure play at Strategies in Light Investor Forum

RayVio emerges as UV LED pure play at SIL Investor Forum

02/25/2015

CEO Robert Walker cites $500 billion opportunity for ultraviolet LEDs in applications such as purification and sterilization with more efficient UV-LED sources.

Strategies in Light Investor Forum keynote covers IPO and M&A activity

SIL Investor Forum keynote covers IPO and M&A activity

02/25/2015

After a very good 2014 year in the solid-state lighting (SSL) IPO area, Canaccord's Dan Coyne said 2015 has started more slowly and he expects merger and acquisition activity to dominate the business scene.

LED business news: Philips OLEDs, Cree complaint, Once IP

LED business news: Philips OLEDs, Cree complaint, Once IP

02/23/2015

Royal Philips will sell its OLED business separately from the planned Philips Lighting divestiture, while Cree announces ITC actions and Once Innovations retains IP-oriented legal firm.

GLT will demonstrate new LED-based light-guide technology at Strategies in Light

GLT will demonstrate new LED-based light-guide technology at Strategies in Light

02/23/2015

Global Lighting Technologies has developed two new light-guide-based approaches to SSL luminaire development, including an edge-lit square panel and a circular product lit from the inner circumference.

Cree LED fixtures equipped with SmartCast controls now feature tunable lighting capability

Cree adds color tunability to LED fixtures equipped with SmartCast controls

02/18/2015

The two-channel-LED design present in some of Cree's TrueWhite-branded SSL products can also now deliver tunable color temperature via the SmartCast control platform introduced last year.

DOE details long-term test results for retail LED A-lamps

DOE details long-term test results for retail LED A-lamps

02/18/2015

After more than 7500 hours of testing, 15 LED A-lamps outperformed halogen and CFL benchmarks in terms of lumen maintenance, although there was significant variation in SSL product performance.

Cooper Lighting integrates sensors and control in WaveStream LED luminaires

Cooper Lighting integrates sensors and control in WaveStream LED luminaires

02/18/2015

Adaptive control technologies including occupancy sensing and daylight harvesting will be enabled in the Cooper Metalux Encounter and SkyRidge SSL families.

Dialog delivers new dimmable driver ICs for LED MR16 and A-lamps

Dialog delivers new dimmable driver ICs for LED MR16 and A-lamps

02/18/2015

The MR16-centric driver ICs offer compatibility with electronic and magnetic 12-VAC transformers while Dialog's newest driver for line-powered retrofit lamps minimizes the external component count.

Osram delivers blue packaged LED efficiency boost, adds far red LED for horticulture

Osram delivers blue LED efficiency boost, adds far red LED for horticulture (UPDATED)

02/17/2015

Osram Opto Semiconductors said that reductions in forward voltage in the blue pumps that underlie white LEDs are delivering a significant increase in efficiency with more progress due by summer.

Strategies in Light Europe calls for papers, heads to London in November

Strategies in Light Europe calls for papers, heads to London in November

02/17/2015

The 6th annual Strategies in Light Europe conference will take place November 18-19 and the conference chairs have issued a call for papers.

Cree launches new COB LEDs with 33% efficacy gain

Cree launches new COB LED arrays with 33% efficacy gain

02/17/2015

Using elements of the Cree SC5 LED technology platform, the CXA2 series of COB LEDs will enable reductions in system cost and size.

DOE reports that LED PAR38 lamps deliver superior lumen and color maintenance

DOE reports that LED PAR38s deliver superior lumen and color maintenance

02/16/2015

In the ongoing Caliper 20 report series, the US Department of Energy has released a detailed comparison of LED PAR38 lamps, specifically focused on lumen and chromaticity maintenance over 14,000 hours of use.

Silver Spring tapped for more networked LED street lights by US utilities

Silver Spring tapped for more networked LED street lights by US utilities

02/11/2015

An expansion of a previously announced SSL street light project in Florida comes as the networking specialist launches new engagements with Baltimore Gas & Electric, ComEd, and Pepco Holdings.

GE Lighting supplies major 7-Eleven LED retrofit project in Malaysia

GE Lighting supplies major 7-Eleven LED retrofit project in Malaysia

02/10/2015

An SSL retrofit project involving more than 1700 7-Eleven stores across Malaysia will see the global retailer reap $2.4 million annually in energy savings.

Nikkiso ships more powerful UV LEDs in B- and C-bands, demos at Photonics West

Nikkiso ships more powerful UV-B and -C LEDs, demos at Photonics West

02/10/2015

Applications such as sterilization and purification will be enabled by the LEDs that were developed in part by Nobel-winning professors Akasaki and Amano.

Fairchild launches LED driver IC for dimmable retrofit lamp applications

Fairchild launches LED driver for dimmable retrofit lamp applications

02/09/2015

Active-dimmer-driver technology eliminates flicker and Fairchild says the IC is compatible with more than 90% of the dimmers on the market.

Strategies in Light Striking Point: Smart lighting centers on battle of integrated controls, sensor fusion, and IoT connectivity

SIL STRIKING POINT: Smart lighting centers on battle of integrated controls, sensor fusion, and IoT connectivity

02/09/2015 The Smart Lighting Track at Strategies in Light and The LED Show (Feb. 24-26, 2015; Las Vegas, NV) will feature a presentation by sensor developer TOM GRIFFITHS, who comments on how the Internet of Things (IoT), leveraging lighting, controls, sensors, and connectivity, will advance intelligent ap...
MaxLite and National Grid discover LED lighting reliability advantages in ‘equiculture’

MaxLite and National Grid discover LED reliability advantages in ‘equiculture’

02/05/2015

The Blue Star Equiculture sanctuary for rescued horses has transitioned from incandescent, halogen, and compact-fluorescent lighting to solid-state lighting, eliminating the need for regular lamp changes.

LG Chem supplies OLED lighting to Seoul National University

LG Chem supplies OLED lighting to Seoul National University

02/05/2015

Reading lights in the KwanJeong Library are now equipped with 1100 OLED SSL panels in one of the largest deployments of the planar technology globally.

IES publishes three new lighting standards for indoor and outdoor applications

IES publishes three new standards for indoor and outdoor lighting

02/04/2015

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America is addressing parking lot lighting, other exterior lighting, and indoor fluorescent product testing in three new standards documents.

Ingersoll Rand upgrades headquarters with GE Lighting LED luminaires

Ingersoll Rand upgrades headquarters with GE Lighting LEDs

02/04/2015

Lumination ET and BL Series luminaires deliver better light quality and energy savings in open work spaces and conference rooms at North American headquarters.

Toshiba ramps performance in new GaN-on-Si packaged LEDs

Toshiba ramps performance in new GaN-on-Si LEDs (UPDATED)

02/04/2015

The TL1L4 LED family will deliver as much as 360 lm at 1W in a 3.5×3.5 package, enabling usage in a broad array of SSL applications.

Connecticut LED street light program launches municipal ESCO purchases

Connecticut LED street light program launches municipal ESCO purchases

02/04/2015

ESCO Energy Services is set to receive its first LED street light conversion orders under the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities' Street Light Conversion Program.

Philips announces 500th licensee to its LED-lighting IP portfolio

Philips announces 500th licensee to its LED-lighting IP portfolio

02/03/2015

LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs Licensing Program provides access to nearly 1400 patents; meanwhile, Philips has licensed LED replacement tube technology from Toggled.

DOE announces four FY15 SSL research project grants in SBIR-STTR program

DOE announces four FY15 SSL research grants in SBIR-STTR program

01/29/2015

Two phosphor-oriented projects, research focused on improving light extraction from GaN LEDs, and OLED manufacturing research comprise the first fiscal year 2015 DOE SSL grants.

NFL Super Bowl viewers will experience the benefits of LED-based solid-state lighting

NFL Super Bowl viewers will experience the benefits of LED-based SSL

01/28/2015

Ephesus Lighting fixtures powered by Cree LEDs will illuminate the playing surface on Sunday at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ.

Cree introduces a surface-mount LED to compete with COB flux output

Cree introduces a surface-mount LED to compete with COB flux output (UPDATED)

01/26/2015

High-lumen applications including high-bay fixtures, downlights, and outdoor luminaires can use the XLamp MHD family to deliver the required performance while leveraging automated assembly.

Seattle Mariners retrofit ballpark with LED sports lighting for the playing surface

Seattle Mariners retrofit ballpark with LED lighting for the playing surface (UPDATED)

01/26/2015

KMW of Korea supplied Giga Tera LED fixtures to light the Major League Baseball venue and the team and league expect better visibility for players and fans.

US government accelerates LED street light push in DOE program

US government accelerates LED street light push in DOE program

01/26/2015

President Obama triples the SSL outdoor lighting retrofit goals to 1.5 million poles in the US Department of Energy-led Better Building program.

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