Business News: Heptagon, Lighting Science, SolarOne and Hadco

Heptagon has opened an office in Silicon Valley, Philips is to sell low-bay LED lights from LSG, SolarOne has collaborated with Hadco to build a solar-powered streetlight, and Cree has another new portable lighting customer.

Heptagon opens Silicon Valley office

Heptagon, a Finnish-Swiss micro-optics specialist, has established a US subsidiary in San Jose, California. The company, whose products include miniature optics for LED lighting, will use the offices for sales, marketing and business development.

"WE already have many customers and partners in Silicon Valley," says Chuck Milligan, Heptagon's CEO. "Siliocn Valley is also the perfect platform from which to collaborate with many of the world's leading technology companies to develop new applications which can benefit from the significant advantages our micro-optics can offer in performance, size and cost-of-ownership."

Philips to sell LED Lowbay Lights from LSG

LED lighting supplier Lighting Science Group Corporation (LSG) has signed a distribution agreement with Philips Lighting Company, a division of Philips Electronics North America.

Philips will market and distribute LSG's patented LED lowbay lighting products under the Philips brand, and has placed an initial order for lowbay lights, which are expected to be delivered in the first and second quarters of 2007.

SolarOne and Hadco collaborate on solar street light

Hadco of Littlestown, PA and SolarOne Solutions of Framingham, MA have jointly developed a solar-powered post top style lamp for decorative lighting applications.

This lighting system seamlessly integrates state-of-the art photovoltaic power and LED lighting technology managed by SolarOne’s intelligent MC2 controls into a classic Hadco Hagerstown fixture reminiscent of 19th century gas lamps. The result is a stylish street light that operates independently of the electrical grid. More details at /content/leds/en/ugc/2007/01/hadco-and-solarone-solutions-announce-joint-development-of-solar-light.html.

Cree LEDs used in Favour Light lanterns

Favour Light Enterprise Limited, one of the world's largest flashlight makers, has selected Cree's new XLamp® XR-E power LEDs for its innovative LED camping lanterns and a number of new flashlight models. More details at /content/leds/en/ugc/2007/01/cree-xlamp-xr-e-leds-chosen-for-favour-light-camp-lanterns.html.

"Cree power LEDs bring a whole new level of quality light to our practical, general-purpose personal lighting devices," said Shiu Shing, Favour Light managing director. "We can now provide our customers with extremely bright, LED-based products at reasonable prices."

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