Strategies in Light 2008 pulls the crowds in Santa Clara
The annual LED conference and exhibition always provides an interesting mix of presentations and exhibits.
The conference itself was opened by Bob Steele of Strategies Unlimited, who gave his annual update and forecast for the HB-LED market – see LED market to grow by 12% in 2008.
|IMS streetlights and MR16|
Bob Smith, director of Innovation and Advanced Engineering with Cooper Lighting, said that LED penetration in the lighting market is expected to grow significantly. However, he said, "the customer must not be over-sold or under-supplied." Smith estimated that the lighting fixture market by source would show an increase for LEDs from 2% in 2007 to 11% in 2012.
The more interesting presentations from Strategies in Light will be discussed in detail in an extended article in our April 2008 issue. Among the subjects will be; should LED makers pool all their patents and create a licensing program that everyone can benefit from? and; why does the industry need a trade association when many of its proposed activities are already happening?
|Oakland street lights|
ROAL demonstrated its SignLINQ power management approach for LED signs. Generally, signs require multiple class 2 power supplies to convert AC into DC power. ROAL's approach has a Class 1 remote DC power feed that eliminates AC wiring to the sign as well as removing the need for power supplies within the sign. For more details, see SIL 2008: ROAL launches new MultiLINQ DC Power Splitter.
On the Seoul Semiconductor stand, and using Seoul LEDs, IMS Lighting showed a street lighting product using its Light Bar concept, as well as an LED MR16 lamp with patented optics that produces up to 210 lm at 4.7 W at a color temperature of 5700K.
Other product highlights unveiled at SIL 2008 included:
See the April issue of LEDs Magazine for our comprehensive review of the whole event.