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LEDs Newsletter | December 15, 2010

Welcome to the LEDs Magazine weekly newsletter for December 15, 2010, which will be our last weekly newsletter for this year. Best seasonal wishes to all our readers. Normal service resumes January 5, 2011.

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Headline News

SemiLEDs shares commence trading on NASDAQ after IPO

SemiLEDs will invest funds generated from its IPO to expand its production capacity in Taiwan and to carry out R&D related to LED chip production on 6-inch wafers.

Hotel SSL retrofit delivers 1.1 year payback

$subtitles.get($x) A DOE Gateway demonstration project in a San Francisco hotel shows LED retrofit lamps deliver 70% energy savings and a quick 1.1-year payback period on the investment.

SAP installs LED lighting system from Redwood at Palo Alto campus

An LED-based lighting system will reduce energy usage and operational costs for software company SAP, but it was not the most effective green technology that the company installed.

LG Innotek and Zumtobel Group sign LED cooperation agreement

Zumtobel and LG will work together to transfer expertise from the LCD backlighting market into the general lighting field.

Articles

Cree CEO suggests quicker LED move into general lighting (part 2)

$subtitles.get($x) In part 2 of our review of the keynote at the recent Arrow LED event, Cree’s CEO notes a challenge in marketing and positioning that is hampering SSL uptake while describing how LED technology has progressed and is succeeding in general lighting.

Choosing between LED and HPS street lights

$subtitles.get($x) NLPIP recently performed a formal evaluation of existing street-lighting technologies to determine the best choice between LEDs and HPS.

SIL Europe 2010: The year of the LED module

$subtitles.get($x) At Strategies in Light Europe 2010, Andy Davies of GE Lighting discussed developments in LED modules and explained the aims of the Zhaga consortium.

SIL Europe 2010: EU regulations on lamps and modules

$subtitles.get($x) Representing CELMA and ELC, Peter Besting of Panasonic Electric Works Vossloh Schwabe GmbH spoke at Strategies in Light Europe 2010 about modules and lamps in relation to EU regulations.

More Industry News

Cree opens LED chip manufacturing facility in Huizhou

Cree Huizhou Solid State Lighting Co., Ltd., the company’s first LED chip manufacturing base in China, has opened just over a year after the project was announced.

American Bright Lighting, Inc. SimpleTube STP series awarded US Patent

$subtitles.get($x) American Bright Lighting SimpleTube STP series has been awarded a US patent for solid state lamp and drive circuit.

Monocrystal expands LED industry prospects by introducing 10-inch sapphire substrate

$subtitles.get($x) Monocrystal has announced availability of the company’s innovative ultra-large 10-inch C-plane epi-ready sapphire substrate.

LED Industry News: Seren, Phoseon, Fernplas

Seren Photonics has completed its first funding round, Phoseon Technology is expanding its headquarters in Hillsboro, Oregon, and Fernplas has invested in injection-molding capabilities.

More Industry News

JPSA announces expanded job shop, applications lab

Lighting Science Group makes its one millionth US LED bulb

Boston Lights: Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New England

Scientists at Osram are awarded with the Beckurts Prize

Edison Opto exhibiting at the LED EXPO 2010 in New Delhi

Thermal Technology launches commercial kyropoulos crystal grower

NanoMarkets report makes the business case for OLED lighting

LEDs Ltd for sale

ZEMAX CEO awarded OSA Medal

Lighting Science Group sponsors solar decathlon

Pixled and Mitsubishi Electric agree to co-operate on LED displays

Fernplas name change, invests in injection moulding capabilities

LEDucation 5 exhibitor floor 100% sold out

Dialight wins electronic industry award for DuroSite LED high bay

Avnet Abacus lighting microsite: More than just LEDs

Apollo Precision enters LED epitaxy business with Aixtron MOCVD equipment

Seren Photonics raises £475k to build its first pilot scale HB LEDs

Dialight Partners with SME Eurofinance for energy-efficient LED lighting


Application Stories

Architainment lights award-winning offices in London's Victoria

$subtitles.get($x) Earlier this year Architainment Lighting Ltd worked with Lighting Design International (LDI) on transforming the exterior of premier office headquarters, The Peak, in London’s Victoria.

Bright Green Technology LEDs take to the air

$subtitles.get($x) Illuminating the displays in Bath City Centre at night with fluorescent tubes has always been problematic. Bright Green Technology has provided Bright Green Matrix LED system to down light the graphics as the solution.

Citiled installs world's largest LED media façade at King's Road Tower, Jeddah

$subtitles.get($x) The largest working video screen in the world was inaugurated today at the King's Road Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Ameresco awarded contract by City of Phoenix to cut traffic signal light energy use by 90% at hundreds of intersections

Ameresco, Inc. has signed an agreement with the City of Phoenix Public Works and Street Transportation Departments to provide lighting retrofit services, materials, and equipment for the installation of traffic signal LED lamps.

More Industry News

JPSA announces expanded job shop, applications lab

Lighting Science Group makes its one millionth US LED bulb

Boston Lights: Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New England

Scientists at Osram are awarded with the Beckurts Prize

Edison Opto exhibiting at the LED EXPO 2010 in New Delhi

Thermal Technology launches commercial kyropoulos crystal grower

NanoMarkets report makes the business case for OLED lighting

LEDs Ltd for sale

ZEMAX CEO awarded OSA Medal

Lighting Science Group sponsors solar decathlon

Pixled and Mitsubishi Electric agree to co-operate on LED displays

Fernplas name change, invests in injection moulding capabilities

LEDucation 5 exhibitor floor 100% sold out

Dialight wins electronic industry award for DuroSite LED high bay

Avnet Abacus lighting microsite: More than just LEDs

Apollo Precision enters LED epitaxy business with Aixtron MOCVD equipment

Seren Photonics raises £475k to build its first pilot scale HB LEDs

Dialight Partners with SME Eurofinance for energy-efficient LED lighting


Products

Supertex three-channel LED driver features channel-independent fault control

$subtitles.get($x) Supertex has introduced HV9986, a three channel switch-mode LED driver IC with three dimmer switch FET drivers that enable high PWM dimming ratios and independent fault management in case of any output open- or short-circuit conditions.

Stanley Electric (UK) Ltd multi-die, high-efficiency LED package in mass production

$subtitles.get($x) Stanley Electric has announced the Stanley 3J (6 chip) package, which offers world class efficiency.

Alpha-One has introduced 850nm High Power LED module with approx. 5.0W/sr for IR illuminators

$subtitles.get($x) As a light source for long-distance surveillance system, Alpha-One introduced super-beam high power LED module which has 3 series LED with the originally developed optical lens.

Lord Corporation develops thermally-conductive encapsulant

LORD Corporation has announced the availability of a new thermally conductive silicone encapsulant.

More Products

Color Vision presents spotlight-like LED water light for landscape design

Sheenly Lighting releases LED tube with electric shock protection technology

Fernplas offers Formed-In-Place-Foam-Gasket UK sub-contract services

LED drivers from Endicott Research Group offer replacements for CCFL inverters

Tripix Wash from Martin offers perfect color…with style

Kenkio introduces full series of LED downlights

Stanley LED range available via RS Components

Illumicare launches new line of LED Lamps

Acuity Brands' Lithonia Lighting expands volumetric LED luminaire product line

Dalipower released TRIAC series dimming LED drivers

Unilumin LED Street light have launched Type II light distribution

Elecosn announces 5W MR16 dimmable LED bulb that equals to 50W halogen

Cosun launched Magnet 8.5mm slim LED cookie light

New GU10 LED bulbs 3x3W with aerometal surface from Haichang Lighting

Ambergreat 360degree LED Courtyard Light in London UK project

Firefly introduces 1200-lumen PAR-38 lamp

Fluorescent light fixture (troffer) replacement retrofit kit by Firefly Technologies

LSI Industries introduces Crossover LED wall sconce


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