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LEDs Newsletter | December 1, 2010

Welcome to the LEDs Magazine weekly newsletter for December 1, 2010.

In a busy couple of weeks for business and industry news, we recently learned that two UK-based LED companies have joined together - see PhotonStar LED has taken control of Enfis.

The deadline for our LED Suppliers Directory 2011 has been extended to January 7, 2011, with publication in February – don't miss out!

Join us for our next Webcast on December 16, 2010, which discusses Energy Star evaluation and verification program requirements, and lab and test equipment needs.

As always, please use our online form to upload your press release and product information.

Headline News

$subtitles.get($x) Optogan opens largest LED production plant in Eastern Europe
Optogan has found a prosperous environment in Russia for its ambitious expansion plans in LED lighting.


SEMI forms high-brightness LED standards committee
An industry association is planning to develop manufacturing standards that will help the LED industry reduce costs and accelerate market penetration.

$subtitles.get($x) LED chip design and manufacturing news
Epistar, the SMASH project, Sumitomo Electric, National Tsing-Hua University and Verticle are included in this week's LED chip design and manufacturing news roundup.


EnergyAustralia requests Quotations for LED street-lighting trial
Energy services corporation EnergyAustralia is seeking quotations for a small number of LED luminaires in order to conduct a trial of LED street lights in New South Wales, Australia.

Business and Financial News

Carmanah deal to buy Lightech is off
Carmanah has pulled the plug on its deal to acquire LED driver maker Lightech, for reasons that remain unclear.

$subtitles.get($x) LED Industry News: Lowes, Sylvania, Panasonic, Neo-Neon, CRS
Lowes is to sell a 60W-replacement LED lamp from Osram Sylvania, Panasonic is opening a a facility in Serbia to make electronic ballasts and drivers, and Neo-Neon is cutting back on its plans to install more MOCVD systems.


Azzurro Semiconductors secures financing to accelerate expansion
The German company will use its new financing to build a facility in Dresden to make GaN-on-silicon epitaxial wafers.

$subtitles.get($x) LED Industry News: Philips, Everlight, LSGC, Nexxus, Gartner
A Philips LED lamp is on sale in The Home Depot, Everlight has unveiled its new corporate design, Lighting Science Group and Nexxus have reported their latest financial results, and Gartner has commented on the LED market.


More Business and Financial News

Seoul Semiconductor, Vertex partner for investment of LED technology development

Former IDS business unit of PerkinElmer is now Excelitas Technologies Corp

CRS Electronics reports third quarter financial results

Lighthouse completes acquisition of Huizhou LED display factory

AkzoNobel again adds capacity for LED precursor Trimethyl Gallium

Tridonic's Fürstenfeld plant launches into the LED era

More Industry News

$subtitles.get($x) LED street-lighting pilot program begins in Kolkata, India
Kolkata, the Climate Group and HSBC have launched an outdoor LED lighting project that will cut costs and emissions.


$subtitles.get($x) Outdoor Lighting: New Yorks sets LED rates, Fargo gets post-top LEDs
Central Hudson Gas & Electric in the state of New York adds an LED-street-light tariff to its service classifications while Fargo, ND completes downtown, post-top-LED retrofits.


$subtitles.get($x) Chicago Field Museum accent lighting featured in DOE Gateway report
A study of LED track lights used to replace halogen accent lighting has indicated significant energy savings and an overall payback period of around 3 years.


LRC refutes complaints on Specifier Report, adds new data
LRC has addressed specific complaints about its recent NLPIP Specifier Report about LED street lights on collector roadways, and added a new section to the report that evaluates higher-powered LED luminaires.

More Industry News

ElectroniCast market forecast for LEDs in solid-state general lighting

Lighting Science Group to hold job fair in Florida on December 2

B2B Company Lyco Direct buys B2C website Lighting Direct

Sierra Ventures names two new partners

LSI Industries Inc. announces LED upgrade program with major petroleum company

Streetsahead reduces street lighting electricity consumption by 80%

Feniex Industries selects Future Lighting Solutions and Philips Lumileds

Elemental LED announces first-ever Cyber Monday sale of LED lighting products

Ruud Lighting Inc. promotes Kevin Orth to Vice President, Sales

Power Sources Unlimited buys assets of 1U Power

MadeInAsia exhibits at Interlight Moscow 2010

SPP Process Technology Systems celebrates one year anniversary

GE publishes position paper on lighting efficiency laws and industry transformation

NEMA publishes brochure to explain transition to energy-efficient lighting

Aixtron to accelerate Changelight's expansion with multiple MOCVD systems

Application Stories

$subtitles.get($x) ATG iBright T8 LED Tubes replace all the fluorescent tubes at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago
In the year of 2010, Mercy hospital chose ATG iBright E28i T8 LED Tubes to replace all the fluorescent tubes for the purpose of saving energy and reducing CO2 emission.


$subtitles.get($x) Eco-story's LED lights help Timberland meet sustainability goals
About one year ago, Eco-story LED Lighting Solutions was selected by The Timberland Company to help its stores make an eco-friendly shift in lighting.


$subtitles.get($x) OMS employs Osram Opto Semiconductors LEDs in new in-store luminaires
With Startrack from OMS, Osram Opto Semiconductors equips a luminaire for the retail sector using high-performance Golden Dragon Plus LED.


$subtitles.get($x) Dominion Centre selects LED downlights from Cooper Lighting and Safety to save energy, reduce maintenance requirements
Cooper Lighting and Safety, a business unit of Cooper Safety, has supplied 65 of its pioneering RXD1 LED downlights to the Dominion Centre in Wood Green, London, which is a former theatre now used as a place of worship.


More Application Stories

Color the building with ARC Lighting Control System

i-Pix at The 2010 BBC Electric Proms

Modernization of lighting fixtures FOCUS gymnasium in Ulyanovsk, Russia

Carmanah solar flashing beacons improve school zone safety

Electric utility company employs Carmanah solar-powered lighting for parking lot

Millerbernd Lighting retrofits city of Fargo existing Acorn fixture with LED solution

Shenzhen Sansun provides LED perimeter screens for Romanian Handball club

Stouch Lighting wins LED lighting project with Upper Merion Township

Lighting Science Group lights up Los Angeles church with LED bulbs

LumitexT reports big savings at TotaalBED Utrecht due to LED application

LED horticultural lighting enabled by Osram Opto Semiconductors


$subtitles.get($x) Achieve efficient driving-circuit design in LED lighting with custom Edison EdiPower II series
Edison Opto, a leading high power LED package manufacturer in Taiwan, offers custom design options to its EdiPower II series.


$subtitles.get($x) J&C Technology light measurement system
Who knows LED light in real operation condition better? Those who own the Light Measurement System (LMS) made by J&C Technology.


$subtitles.get($x) Alpha-One unveils small and compact high-power infrared LED illuminator
Alpha-IB120 is an infrared illuminator at 850nm, which irradiates Max. 100M* for outdoor usage.


$subtitles.get($x) ON Semiconductor introduces highest efficiency charge pump with power saving CABC mode for smartphone LED backlighting
ON Semiconductor has introduced the CAT3649, a 6-channel, high efficiency Quad-Mode® LED driver for use in the latest smartphones and other consumer handheld applications such as digital still cameras and portable media players.


More Products

Haichang Lighting introduce LED fluorescent T8 tubes

LEDs Group launches LED A60 lamp (480-520 lm)

Apple Lighting's AC 220V input 8W dimmable LED flat down light

China's ULED buys six Aixtron MOCVD systems for GaN LED production

Lumiatech releases 5W MR16 LED spotlights

Amberstar is latest generation of LED street lights from Ambergreat

GlacialLight launches the all-new LED Vega series

Rena Electronica introduces LED Posterbox Module for backlit display signs

Semtech delivers industry's first smart current sink LED backlighting platform

LumiBright PR 1240B-100 UltraViolet LED projector

Lackwerke Peters GmbH products for coating LED assembled PCBs

UL listed LED panel light from Haichang LED Lighting

ECLLED introduces patented LED PLC lamp replacement

Greenstock super bright LED lamps outshine current market

IST introduces iDrive Force 24: A Force to be reckoned with

Stellaray 12W SMD LED downlight with 758 lm output and no glare

Stellaray T5 LED tube light, designed to replace medium bi-pin T5 fluorescent tubes

Synopsys' new LightTools enhances lighting design capabilities for luminaires

BetaLED begins production of interior LED luminaires

Light Emitting Designs launches new line of UL listed T8 LED Tubes

GlacialLight unveils LED Sirius MR16 (5WH) lamps


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