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LEDs Newsletter | December 8, 2010

Welcome to the LEDs Magazine weekly newsletter for December 8, 2010.

In world news this week, a report from the Cancun climate summit described a United Nations report calling for a worldwide phase-out of incandescent bulbs.

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.

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

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

Headline News

LED-based MR16 from CRS Electronics approved by utility rebate programs
Two major US utilities have approved an LED-based MR16 lamp from CRS for inclusion in their rebate program.

$subtitles.get($x) Rubicon grows profits as sapphire-wafer prices rise
With an imbalance of supply and demand for sapphire wafers in the LED market, Rubicon Technology has benefited from substantial price increases and has also significantly enhanced its production capacity.


Instrument Systems announces strong year-end results
LED test and measurement company Instrument Systems has announced a 47% increase in revenue for its latest business year, and has also delivered its 1000th CAS 140CT series Array Spectrometer.

PhotonStar LED to take control of Enfis
Two UK-based LED specialists have announced an agreement to merge into a new company named PhotonStar LED Group plc.


$subtitles.get($x) Cree’s CEO suggests quicker LED move into general lighting
Chuck Swoboda delivered the keynote address at Arrow’s recent LED Lighting Design Seminar and provided an update on LED technology for general lighting applications along with a bullish view on how quickly SSL will proliferate.


$subtitles.get($x) Compatibility Part 3: Applying compatibility concepts to today’s lighting products
Part 3 of PHILIP KEEBLER’s series on compatibility looks at what compatibility means for today’s electronic lighting products, and how manufacturers of LED lighting devices/systems in particular can benefit from applying the compatibility concept.


Getting the light right: Sourcing the correct LEDs for the job
In addition to the technical specification for the LEDs themselves there are many considerations when trying to choose the connect supplier of LED products, explains Yoelit Hiebert.

More Industry News

Osram completes LM-80 tests on two LED models
Oslon SSL and Golden Dragon Plus LEDs from Osram have passed the rigorous 6,000-hour LM-80 test that is key to various luminaire certification standards and purchasing guidelines.

$subtitles.get($x) Philips Lumileds re-certified for ISO9001 and TS16949 quality standards
Philips Lumileds announced today that each of its three design, development and manufacturing sites have been recertified for ISO9001:2008 (General Quality System Standard) and TS16949:2009, (Automotive Quality System Standard) following a comprehensive audit by TUV NORD.


Outdoor Lighting: Niagara Falls plans to test LED street light energy use
Niagara Falls plans to begin an LED evaluation project in early 2011 while SSL projects in Palo Alto and Cleveland face roadblocks.

Crystal IS receives DARPA award for UV LEDs
Crystal IS, Inc. has been awarded USD 5 million by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop efficient LEDs operating below 275nm for use in water sterilization and numerous other applications of significant interest to the Department of Defense.

More Headlines

ALT is first LED lighting manufacturer to pass ITRI LED street light inspection

eSolve! announces its partnership with Associated Component Sales Inc.

MSi LED lighting fires up company's sales and helps nation's top retail stores

LED Litalighting business plans will bring jobs to Ireland

Ultratech opens advanced manufacturing facility in Singapore

Lamp announces 4th edition on Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards

ACC Silicones hold distributor seminar in Rome

Groom Energy and Greentech Media release enterprise LED lighting research study

GT Solar receives first orders for sapphire crystallization furnaces

Linde LienHwa to launch China's first ultra high-purity Ammonia plant for LEDs

QD Vision and LG display join forces on QLEDS

Wavien announces development with Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH

SAFC Hitech expansion in Taiwan enhances capacity for HB-LED manufacturing

Lighting Science Group named advisor to R20 climate change coalition

IMS Research estimates LED market shares for 2009 and 2010

Hamsar appoints new Western Canada Sales Agency

Application Stories

$subtitles.get($x) MSi LED lights deliver huge savings for Macy's
MSi Solid State Lighting has announced it is helping Macy's to make major strides in its ongoing drive to reduce energy consumption by implementing the use of LED accent lighting on a wide scale.


$subtitles.get($x) Osram Opto Semiconductors' LED complement the Tchibo concept of sustainable coffee bars
Tchibo's new coffee-bar concept for universities has been fitted with Osram Opto Semiconductors’ Oslon SSL 80 LEDs.


Kingsun Optoelectronics successfully completes revamp of Dongjiang Main Road street lights
Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronics Co. Ltd recently completed the revamp of street lighting on Dongjiang Main Road in Dongguan City (Guangdong, China) using Luxeon Rebel LEDs.

$subtitles.get($x) MedSafe illuminates facility interior and exterior, lowers overall energy consumption with Dialight DuroSite series LED fixtures
MedSafe has chosen Dialight’s high-efficiency, long-life DuroSite LED High Bay and area lighting fixtures to not only deliver superb energy savings and crisp, clear white light, but also instant restrike to eliminate downtime in the wake of a power outage.



Macroblock presents MBI6660 for high power LED lighting and street light applications
Macroblock has announced MBI6660. Its maximum efficiency reaches 97% and the hysteretic PFM improves the efficiency at lighting loading.

$subtitles.get($x) Cree introduces industry’s first lighting-class LED arrays to accelerate indoor LED lighting
Cree, Inc. has announced the industry’s first lighting-class LED array.


$subtitles.get($x) National Semiconductor introduces LED driver with industry’s best dimming performance
National Semiconductor Corp. has introduced a new LED driver with the industry’s best phase-based dimming performance for high-brightness LED applications.


$subtitles.get($x) GlacialLight launches all-new LED Vega Series
GlacialLight has released an all-new, environmentally-friendly product – the LED Vega Series, a direct replacement for halogen AR111 lamps.


More Products

Osram Opto Semiconductors introduces new TOPLED Compact for LCD-Backlighting

Bridgelux pre-wired LED arrays simplify design integration for luminaire manufacturers

Kingsun launches the promotion Plan A of interior LED lighting series

PAS-NGL introduces the first 400 watt multifunctional LED

Spark launches LED street lights by light control and time-phase power control

Lumiatech releases 7W MR16 LED spotlights with Sharp LEDs

WAC Lighting introduces Quest energy-efficient LEDme Quick Connect pendant

Cooper Lighting's Energy-Star qualified Halo LED collection

LightBulb Int'l appointed as UK distributor to stock and distribute ellydees retrofit

Optomistic Products announces the new Universal LightProbe for LED testing

Labsphere launches high speed LED characterization spectrometers

Toshiba Electronics introduces highly integrated and accurate 16-channel device

Osram Opto Semiconductors released LM-80 reports for two product families

Altatech Semiconductor introduces EyeEdge system

Qnuru unveils the lighting industry's highest perfomance consumer-ready LED bulbs

LEDnovation breaks 100 lumen/watt efficiency barrier

LKO Lighting launches LED Smart Lighting System


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