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LEDs Newsletter | September 22, 2010

Welcome to the LEDs Magazine weekly newsletter for September 22, 2010.

We will take a break next week as our team participates in the Strategies in Light Europe conference in Frankfurt, Germany, and the LED Japan/Strategies in Light event in Yokohama.

Meanwhile, two LED-related events are taking place this week in Toronto, while the Street and Area Lighting Conference takes place next week in California.

Please note that the September/October issue of LEDs Magazine is now available on our website.

Headline News

LED lighting at forefront of Osram Sylvania commercial lighting survey
A major survey of lighting designers and facility professionals shows that nearly three quarters are currently using or planning to implement LEDs.

LED Industry News: Cree, ilumisys, Bridgelux
Cree is to build a new 150-mm LED wafer production line, ilumysis is to move to a new facility in Michigan, and Bridgelux is expanding its workforce in Livermore, California.

LED chip makers Epistar and Toyoda Gosei sign cross-license deal
Two LED manufacturers have signed a patent cross-licensing deal relating to InGaN-based and AlGaInP-based LEDs.

$subtitles.get($x) LED lighting features strongly in Philips’ strategic vision
LED-based solid-state lighting will account for around half of the EUR 80 billion general-illumination market in 2015, according to Philips.



$subtitles.get($x) Solid-state lighting isn’t just about decreasing energy consumption
More-efficient, lower-cost lighting could cause people to consume more light in the future, so overall energy consumption may not decrease, says Jeff Tsao of Sandia National Laboratories and his colleagues.


Venturing into LEDs: An overview of venture capital and its investment in lighting
The LED and solid-state lighting industry is a growing segment of focus for the venture-capital community, says Dennis Costello of Braemar Energy Ventures.

$subtitles.get($x) LED component assembly benefits from SMT processes
Automated SMT assembly of LED components, enabled by high-quality equipment such as nozzles and feeders, is able to effectively increase manufacturing throughput and minimize defects, explains Zachery Shook of Count on Tools.


Circuit-protection devices guard against electrical transients
Open LED protectors can cope with significant over-voltage transients and keep a series string lit when one LED fails as an open circuit, say Phillip Havens, Jim Colby, and Teddy To of Littlefuse.

PV Taiwan 2010, October 26- 28, brings together attendees and exhibitors from the entire global PV supply chain, the highest quality PV products, applications, equipment, and materials, and features more than 500 booths, an International Forum, HCPV Pavilion, Cross-Strait Pavilion, and a New Products and Solutions Outlook. Register at http://www.pvtaiwan.com.

More Industry News

Best Buy installs LED replacement lamps from CRS Electronics
The retailer will install 35,000 MR16 LED lamps at various locations.

$subtitles.get($x) Outdoor Lighting: DePaul deploys Sunovia LED parking area lights
An LED-based SSL installation in a DePaul University parking garage will generate 60% energy savings, while cities in Michigan, Wyoming, and North Carolina announce LED street light projects.


$subtitles.get($x) McGill University students develop LED luminaires with Future's help
Future Electronics collaborated with McGill University students on four renewable-energy products including 2 LED-based SSL projects supported by Future Lighting Solutions.


White paper on outdoor lighting issues and quality lighting applications published by NEMA
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published a white paper, LSD 11-2010, covering outdoor lighting issues.

More Headlines

Nichia files LED patent complaints, reaches agreement

Cree to produce next-generation LED wafers with new manufacturing capability

Osram Opto Semiconductors launches new website

Coherent supports Holst Centre research on smart-foil integration

Solid state lighting ushers worldwide lighting industry into new era

Altair expands Troy, Mich. operations

Stanyl for LED lighting applications in harsh environments

Brand Neue Corp. forms partnership with Worldwide L.E.D. Lights

Cogiscan unveils LED BIN validation and traceability solution

Energy Smart Industry improves lighting efficiency in Hollywood

CRS Electronics announces rollout of LED lighting for Best Buy stores

Robert Juliat Aledin wins PLASA 2010 Innovation Award

SETI wins award to develop water disinfection units using UV LEDs

2010 PLASA Awards for Innovation unveiled

Infinilux awarded GSA contract for LED low-bay lighting

JPSA exceeds laser system shipments in 2010 by 250% from 2009

Future trend of green lighting at China Lighting Expo 2011

SDK ups blue LED chip production capacity to 340 mil. units/month

Newark offers lighting modules that simplify SSL implementation

Parylene seminars in Copenhagen, Brussels and Paris

Dialight announces new General Manager and Sales Director for EMEA

RIDI acquires Spectral Lighting

Pinniger appoints new director to power growth ambitions

Albemarle builds in South Korea to meet regional growth in HB-LEDs

LEDinlight set to grow at green Science Park

Case study presents results from 2010 Lightfair Virtual Trade Show

LEDs, OLEDs and AMOLEDs to be showcased at electronica 2010

OLED lighting: A strategic review

WiseLED website dedicated to measuring LED flashlight output

Application Stories

$subtitles.get($x) Highly efficient Osram LEDs play important role in healthy plant growth
Operators of commercial greenhouses will benefit from the high efficiency and the associated energy savings the Golden DRAGON Plus and OSLON SSL LEDs can deliver.


$subtitles.get($x) Borealis LED lamps: brightness comparable to traditional light bulbs with less energy usage
PolyBrite’s Borealis LED lamps featuring Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Makrolon polycarbonate plastic make it a snap to switch from an energy-sapping incandescent light bulb to energy-efficient, eye-pleasing and impact-resistant LED technology.


$subtitles.get($x) The University of Akron chooses Acuity Brands' Lithonia Lighting RTLED Luminaire to meet sustainability goals
A new residence hall at the University of Akron features more than 700 Acuity Brands' Lithonia Lighting(R) RTLED(TM) luminaires in hallways, study lounges and social lounges.


$subtitles.get($x) Whaling museum chooses Imtra LED lighting for popular exhibit
Imtra, a leading manufacturer and provider of innovative LED Lighting solutions announced today the completion of its first institutional LED light installation at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.



$subtitles.get($x) Cree brings lighting-class LEDs to the half-watt LED market
Cree, Inc. is raising the standard for half-Watt LED devices with the commercial availability of its XLamp® ML-E LED.


$subtitles.get($x) ON Semiconductor introduces low power LED driver optimized for coin cell powered backlighting applications
ON Semiconductor has introduced the CAT3661 - a new one-channel Quad-Mode™ LED Driver for ultra low power LED applications such as portable handheld medical equipment.


$subtitles.get($x) Lambda Research Corporation announces TracePro 7.0, optomechanical design software with multi-threading capability
TracePro 7.0 increases raytracing speed up to 10 times over our 6.0 version using new multi-threading algorithms.


$subtitles.get($x) Edison Opto LED streetlight module lights up saving in street lighting
Edison Opto streetlight module is an energy-saving compliance that can generate the same brightness as 400W mercury streetlight while consuming 35% less energy.


More Products

Fobsun releases ETL-approved T8 tube retrofit kit

Lumex QuasarBrite 4-leaded RGB LED features 120 deg. viewing angle

Evluma’s 50W LED Clearlight Beacon boosts lumens

Nualight launches energy efficient glass door LED lighting

Kingsun LED street light aids smart, green lighting, low-carbon economy

Shin-Etsu develops high-thermally conductive eletronic soft-pad silicones

Energy Smart Industry offers LED outdoor lights

Hamsar high-beam LED projector headlight is mate for low-beam unit

Diodes Incorporated's LED driver simplifies low-voltage low-cost lighting design

New architectural LED lighting product lines from Motif Architectural Lighting


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