LEDs Magazine Review – December 2006

Dec. 18, 2006
The December 2006 issue of LEDs Magazine Review is now available.

• Seoul Semiconductor single-chip LED produces 240 lm at 1 A
• ThermaLynk packaging technology from Lynk Labs moves goalposts for LED packaging and assembly
• Belarus library gets LED lighting treatment
• Nichia research yields 400 lm white LED at 2 A, and 138 lm/W for small-size chips
• Philips to acquire home luminaire manufacturer PLI
• Wal–Mart fits refrigerated displays with LED lights from GELcore
• Super Vision capitulates in Color Kinetics patent battle

CONFERENCE REPORT LEDs 2006 conference searches for near-term LED marketsOne of the underlying themes of the LEDs 2006 conference, held on October 16-18 in San Diego, California, was to try to identify the key near-term applications for LEDs that will drive growth in the next few years, writes Tim Whitaker.
SUSTAINABLE LIGHTING IFC project stimulates LED market for off-grid lightingA project organized by the International Finance Corporation aims to help LED companies sell lighting systems to homes and businesses that lack electrical power and rely on fuel-based lighting.
LIGHTING LED downlights from Prescolite make the gradeHubbell Lighting's Prescolite division has unveiled a specification-grade LED downlight designed with future LED improvements in mind.
ELECTRONICA Crowds flock to electronica trade show to see LEDs in actionLighting, displays, mobile phones and automotive were among the applications targeted by LED makers, driver IC suppliers and other exhibitors at electronica.
VEHICLES Car makers find new ways to create intelligent automotive LED lightingEuropean regulations, heat exchangers in LED headlight systems, ambient lighting with LED light-guides and adaptive rear lighting were among the subjects discussed at a recent automotive lighting conference, writes Tim Whitaker.
PROMOTIONAL FEATURE LED Light For You network gathers know-how for general illuminationAn internet-based partnering network set up by the lighting manufacturer OSRAM aims to build partnerships and support the penetration of LEDs into the lighting market.

Solid-state lighting and LED news from the Photonics Cluster (UK)