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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.

TI announces linear LED driver IC, supports direct-AC designs

TI announces linear LED driver IC, supports direct-AC designs

10/15/2014

The TPS92410 supports a broad range of input voltages and can be used in linear LED drivers or alongside the company's floating switch in AC-LED or direct-AC implementations.

Philips delivers brighter OLED panels, drives cost down

Philips delivers brighter OLED panels, drives cost down (UPDATED)

10/14/2014

After showing brighter OLED panels at major trade fairs this year, Philips is now delivering the Panel Brite FL300 at a cost of around $200 per panel with global availability.

PennWell acquires interest in publishers of Lux Magazine and Lux Review

PennWell acquires interest in publisher of Lux Magazine and Lux Review

10/14/2014

In a deal intended as a long-term partnership, LEDs Magazine owner PennWell Corp has taken a 51% ownership position in London-based Revo Media Partners Limited, owner of Lux Magazine and the LuxLive trade fair.

DOE releases long-term report on Minnesota LED bridge lighting

DOE releases long-term report on Minnesota LED bridge lighting

10/14/2014

A DOE Gateway Demonstration project on the I-35W freeway bridge in Minneapolis, MN began in 2008 and the solid-state lighting installation continues to perform suitably while having significantly reduced maintenance tasks relative to HPS lighting.

Ottica Marziali optical shop mixes ambient and accent LED lighting

Ottica Marziali optical shop mixes ambient and accent LED lighting

10/09/2014

Lighting designer Stefano Dall’Osso worked to highlight both the comfort of the space and the goods for sale in a lighting project at the Ottica Marziali optometry shop in Fermo, Italy.

Soraa launches new MR16 lamps based on third-generation GaN-based LEDs

Soraa launches new MR16 lamps based on third-generation GaN-based LEDs

10/08/2014

The latest directional MR16 lamps offer a 30% increase in efficiency and specifically target high-end environments such as restaurants and retail.

Race engine manufacturer installs LED lighting in California shop

Race engine manufacturer installs LED lighting in California shop

10/07/2014

Ed Pink Racing Engines has supplied winning technology to most major auto racing series and going forward the shop's work will take place under brighter, more-uniform SSL products from LEDtronics.

Blue LED creators receive Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014

Blue LED creators receive Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014

10/07/2014

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura created the first blue LEDs in the early 1990s, paving the way for functional white light from LEDs, and will now received the Nobel Prize for Physics.

Samsung delivers LED-based tubes with step dimming capability

Samsung delivers LED-based tubes with step dimming capability

10/06/2014

Mimicking the operation of some advanced fluorescent products, the Samsung LED Tube can output a selection of 100%, 40% or 15% of maximum output.

MSP airport to combine LED lighting and solar generation on garages

MSP airport to combine LED lighting and solar generation on garages

10/06/2014

More than 7700 metal halide fixtures will be converted to LED technology at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport and the facility will add a 3-MW solar plant on the top deck of two parking structures.

NGLIA publishes 3rd edition of recommendations for SSL testing and reporting

NGLIA publishes 3rd edition of recommendations for SSL testing and reporting

10/02/2014

The industry organization that serves to help guide the US Department of Energy SSL efforts offers an updated set of recommendations for the LED-based lighting industry and advice for lighting specifiers/buyers.

SinkPAD announces thermally-enhanced linear PCBs at The LED Show

SinkPAD announces thermally-enhanced linear PCBs at The LED Show

10/01/2014

The linear boards that can be used in area lighting outdoors or linear lighting indoors offer a series connection for 12 LEDs with thermal management integrated into the product.

Philips announces slim flush-mount LED downlight delivering 980 lm

Philips announces slim flush-mount LED downlight delivering 980 lm

09/30/2014

The SlimSurface measures only 5/8-in. thick and can be installed in most any space as a surface-mounted LED downlight while delivering 90-CRI performance.

Philips Lighting adds flexibility in the Fortimo LED downlight module family

Philips Lighting adds flexibility in the Fortimo LED downlight module family

09/30/2014

Luminaire developers can now choose from PCB light engine, low-profile module, or traditional Fortimo DLM form factor for SSL downlight designs.

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 LEDs 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 engine

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 (MAGAZINE)

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.

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