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

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

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.

Lutron will supply data loggers to customers needing to justify lighting control projects

Lutron will supply data loggers to customers needing to justify lighting control projects

08/20/2014

Onset HOBO occupancy and light-level data loggers provide time-stamped information that can be used to project the energy savings due to adaptive controls in lighting projects.

Princeton University pursues LED-centric campus wide lighting upgrade

Princeton University pursues LED-centric campus-wide lighting upgrade

08/20/2014

Iconic New Jersey university begins a comprehensive upgrade to LED lighting with the goal of reducing carbon emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

LED business news: Echelon and Lumewave; Cree financials; Lextar and Osram

LED business news: Echelon and Lumewave; Cree financials; Lextar and Osram

08/19/2014

Echelon has expanded its presence into wireless lighting controls with the acquisition of Lumewave, while Cree announces quarterly results, Lextar plans a capacity expansion, and Osram acquires Clay Paky.

Badger Meter converts manufacturing facility from fluorescent to LED tubes

Badger Meter converts manufacturing facility from fluorescent to LED tubes

08/18/2014

Manufacturer of flow measurement and control products replaced more than 85,000 fluorescent lamps with LED tubes and projects 18-month payback period.

Philips lights Chelsea soccer venue with LED floodlights

Philips lights Chelsea soccer venue with LED floodlights

08/18/2014

The Stamford Bridge stadium becomes the first top-level soccer stadium to feature LED lighting for better viewer experience including those watching on TV.

Intersil combines LED driver and display power functions for mobile screens

Intersil combines LED driver and display power functions for mobile screens

08/18/2014

The power-management IC can increase smartphone life by an hour or more through more efficient power conversion enabled by integration while also improving the screen appearance.

Wisconsin healthcare provider slashes energy costs with LED retrofit

Wisconsin healthcare provider slashes energy costs with LED retrofit

08/07/2014

ThedaCare Health System installs Acuity Brand LED luminaires to improve uniformity, increase safety for drivers and pedestrians, and save the healthcare provider $40,000 annually.

GE Lighting delivers next-generation LED-based canopy fixtures

GE Lighting delivers next-generation LED-based canopy fixtures

08/07/2014

The new canopy design follows a trend of locating the LED light engine behind a diffuser lens to reduce glare and provide even illumination.

Republic Banks fights high Caribbean energy costs with comprehensive lighting control

Republic Bank fights high Caribbean energy costs with comprehensive lighting control

08/06/2014

Virtualized network control combined with daylighting, occupancy sensing, and programmatic strategies deliver 83% energy savings across 11 bank branches.

DOE publishes Gateway research on LED lighting in a theatrical setting

DOE publishes Gateway research on LED lighting in a theatrical setting

08/06/2014

The comprehensive tests included an evaluation of LED lighting in a performance dance venue, an acting studio, and dressing rooms documenting both energy savings and lighting quality.

Strategies Unlimited publishes research on LED module market

Strategies Unlimited publishes research on LED module market

08/05/2014

Display backlight applications are broadly served by LED modules today while modules have penetrated a small percentage of general-lighting applications, but the lighting application will grow 32.8% through 2019.

FOCUS ON: Ultraviolet LED breakthroughs drive displacement of traditional lamps in science and industry

FOCUS ON: Ultraviolet LED breakthroughs drive displacement of traditional lamps in science and industry

08/04/2014

Following are some of our most-read articles on UV LEDs — ranging from the market for UV LEDs, how these devices are applied, and recent commercial developments.

Outdoor lighting: Glare mitigation, new fixtures, and SSL projects

Outdoor lighting: Glare mitigation, new fixtures, and SSL projects

08/04/2014

New research has yielded a model for predicting discomfort glare that can help specifiers mitigate glare issues in new projects, while luminaire makers fight glare, and cities around the globe continue the transition to LED street lights.

Terralux delivers an LED light engine and flat driver for sconce retrofits

Terralux delivers an LED light engine and flat driver for sconce retrofits

08/04/2014

Surface-mount fixtures including wall sconces and other decorative fixtures that use low-profile pin-based lamps can be upgraded to LED sources with the look of the fixture maintained.

Seoul AC-LED light engine enables omnidirectional SSL lamps

Seoul AC-LED light engine enables omnidirectional SSL lamps

07/30/2014

Unique reflector optic combines with high-voltage LEDs in SSL module that can form the basis of retrofit A-lamps with omnidirectional beam distribution.

1000Bulbs.com launches 60W-equivalent LED lamp at six dollars

1000Bulbs.com launches 60W-equivalent LED lamp at six dollars

07/29/2014

Sold under the PLT brand, the 1000Bulbs 60W-equivalent LED lamp delivers 800 lm with a design that looks much like an A19 lamp.

US Department of Energy (DOE) Caliper report identifies shortcomings of LED MR16 lamps

DOE Caliper report identifies shortcomings of LED MR16 lamps

07/29/2014

LED MR16 lamps generally lag legacy halogen lamps in lumen output and CBCP, and the DOE found sparse choices in high-CRI lamps when purchasing products on the commercial market for a Caliper report.

Everlight adds high-voltage packaged LEDs to mid- and high-power portfolio

Everlight adds high-voltage packaged LEDs to mid- and high-power portfolio

07/28/2014

Standard packaged LED configurations feature a 30V input and enable simpler driver designs by minimizing the difference between the line input and driver output in SSL systems. 

EPA further clarifies Energy Star V1.1 lamp requirements, adds CBCP tool

EPA further clarifies Energy Star V1.1 lamp requirements, adds CBCP tool

07/23/2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency continues to tune V1.1 of the Energy Star Lamps specification even as the V1.0 specification is being adopted in the LED lamp market.

Luxy Star adds flexibility to LED desk lamp, and USB-based charging for smart devices

Luxy Star adds flexibility to LED desk lamp, and USB-based charging for smart devices

07/23/2014

Luxy Star Lichttechnik continues to turn out new versions of its Smart LED Desk Lamp with the newest version offering simpler left-to-right adjustment of the light engine and universal USB charging.  

HessAmerica launches outdoor pedestrian lighting in innovative form factors

HessAmerica launches outdoor pedestrian lighting in innovative form factors (UPDATED)

07/23/2014

The Parco family of luminaires lights areas such as pedestrian walkways and plazas with form factors and mounting options that deliver a novel, stylish feel and accurate beam control with no uplight.

Schreder lights Nevada Interstate tunnel with LEDs, adds adaptive controls

Schréder lights Nevada Interstate tunnel with LEDs, adds adaptive controls

07/23/2014

The 1394-ft Carlin Tunnel in northeastern Nevada now features LED lighting in the eastbound bore with the westbound bore slated for completion by November.

GE Lighting's Albeo lights Boston University athletic center with LED high bays

GE Lighting's Albeo lights Boston University athletic center with LED high bays

07/23/2014

SSL fixtures replace aging metal halide lighting, eliminating the noise from ballasts, reducing maintenance costs, and slashing electrical usage by 770,000 kWh annually.

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