LEDs Magazine November/December 2009

Nov. 19, 2009
The November/December issue of LEDs Magazine is now available.
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Formula One World Champion Jenson Button races past the Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi, which is covered with an LED net from Cooper and Enfis (p.12). Photo credit: Enfis Group plc.

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Supply chain maps a path to bringing down the cost of LED lighting
Significant reductions could be achieved in the cost of producing LEDs, particularly if the supply chain can collaborate on an industry-wide roadmap, writes PAULA DOE of SEMI.
Connectors: the vital link for lighting system design
Taking the time to select the correct connector technology for a specific lighting technology can pay dividends, writes RONALD WEBER of Tyco Electronics.
Navigating the product safety certification process for solid-state lighting products
With proper planning, it is possible to efficiently navigate the testing and certification waters and launch high-quality LED products into the rapidly changing lighting market, writes TODD STRAKA of Intertek.

Strategically Speaking: Recent conferences in Asia highlight LED industry progress

Two recent LED conferences—one in Japan and the other in China—illustrate how the LED industry continues to move forward, even in the midst of a worldwide recession that has caused substantial downturns in other industries, writes BOB STEELE.

OUTDOOR LIGHTINGOutdoor LED lighting benefits from PG efforts, but health concerns are surfacingThe California utility PG&E has added LED lighting to its rate schedule, but people are starting to discuss whether cool-white lighting is a great idea. BRIAN OWEN and TIM WHITAKER report.
Putting the Smart Phone in control: using apps in embedded systems to control LED lighting
An iPhone app has been developed to control a low-cost, two-wire, low-voltage LED color lighting system in the home, explains CARL MATTHEWS OF ML Electronics Ltd.

Really Big LEDs will enable the next phase of LED lighting

“RBLEDs” will enable the widespread adoption of LEDs in general lighting applications, says KEITH WARD, president and CEO of LUMINUS DEVICES.

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Nights draw in, LEDs light the road ahead


  • Manufacturing equipment sales on the rise
  • LEDs tower above Paris, London
  • Epistar and Lynk Labs ink deal
  • SemiLEDs increases capacity
  • Cree shows 102 lm/W LED A-lamp
  • EPA and DOE sign deal to end Energy Star Wars saga
  • Rogue lamp labels hit the shelves