LEDs Magazine April 2010 issue

April 23, 2010
The April 2010 issue of LEDs Magazine is now available.
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Dialight has installed its DuroSite LED high-bay lighting at the Frontline manufacturing facility.

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SHOW REPORT: STRATEGIES IN LIGHTStrategies in Light 2010 illuminates the start of a new era for LED market growthIn its eleventh year, the Strategies in Light 2010 conference and expo was full of optimism for strong market growth in the years ahead. TIM WHITAKER and MAURY WRIGHT report.
STRATEGICALLY SPEAKING: LED MARKETLCD backlights and lighting drive largest growth yet seen in HB-LED marketA period of very rapid LED market growth will see unit volume demand increase to more than 200 billion units by 2014, says BOB STEELE.
FOCUS ONLuminairesThe Next Generation Luminaires judges anointed four luminaires as “Best in Class” and 43 other entries as “Recognized” winners.
THERMALSystematic thermal approaches enable modular and retrofit LED lightingThermal issues are particularly thorny in space-constrained retrofit lamps, and also in systems with replaceable modules, says Maury Wright.
STANDARDSLED lighting community benefits from ongoing standardization effortsIndustry input is providing valuable feedback on the LED lighting standards that have already been put in place in the USA, while further standardization efforts are continuing, writes JIANZHONG JIAO.
LIGHTING RETROFITSDemand-side economics speak in favor of LED lightingAn evaluation of an LED retrofit project and various financing options indicates that many users should move forward and embrace the benefits of LED lighting, writes MATT MILLMAN.
DESIGN FORUMIntelligent LED drivers combine a constant-current source with sensing and control capabilitiesRoll your own intelligent LED driver for maximum functionality and to establish your own intellectual property base for future products writes Stuart Woodrow.
LAST WORDLEDs can enable smart homes and enhance lifestyleLED lighting could spawn integrated intelligence that can be spread throughout the home delivering myriad potential benefits, says DON PEIFER of LUNERA LIGHTING.

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LEDs top of the bill at Light+Building


  • Zumtobel guarantees luminaires, adds LED lamp business
  • SSL market to reach $14 billion by 2013
  • Toshiba cuts incandescent lamps, focuses on LEDs
  • Networked lighting builds energy savings
  • Surge in LED demand prompts new fabs


  • DOE publishes updated R&D plan for solid-state lighting
  • Zhaga looks at light-engine interfaces
  • DOE report analyzes savings potential of LED-based lighting
  • Flicker and LED lighting reviewed by IEEE group