LEDs Magazine | View online | January 12, 2011
LEDs Newsletter | January 12, 2011

Happy New Year and welcome to the LEDs Magazine weekly newsletter for January 12, 2011.

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Headline News

California implements new light-bulb laws

California has introduced a new standard for 100W incandescent lamps, one year ahead of the rest of the USA.

EPA releases final draft of Energy Star Luminaires specification

The Luminaires specification now has an effective date of October 1, 2011.

CES shows health of LED-based consumer products

$subtitles.get($x) The Consumer Electronics Show, held January 6-9 in Las Vegas, showcased new LED-related TV technologies.

Orb Optronix receives accreditation for testing laboratory

Orb Optronix is the first EPA-recognized US laboratory to provide independent, third-party evaluation of the lumen maintenance characteristics of LED light sources.

LED Manufacturing News

Philips Lumileds mass-producing LEDs on 150-mm wafers

Lumileds says that it is now producing millions of GaN-based LEDs weekly on 150-mm-diameter wafers, allowing the company to increase its production capacity for power LEDs.

Lextar lights up 6-inch LED wafer

$subtitles.get($x) LED manufacturer Lextar Electronics claims to be the first LED maker in Taiwan to demonstrate blue-light emission from a processed 6-inch-diameter LED wafer.

Nichia appoints Lumitronix as its first-ever LED distributor

$subtitles.get($x) By appointing a distributor in Germany, Nichia appears to be moving away from its strictly-regulated, direct-distribution strategy.

LED Industry News: Taiwan and China

$subtitles.get($x) Mitsui and Unity Opto are to invest in Forepi, LED makers in China plan to add numerous MOCVD systems in 2011, Epistar is making a further investment in its China-based JV, and Tyntek is also expanding.

More Industry News

DOE temporarily suspends the PAR 38 L Prize competition

$subtitles.get($x) Effective immediately the DOE has closed the L Prize competition for PAR 38 SSL retrofit lamps, but plans to reopen the competition with modified requirements at Lightfair International in May 2011.

Indoor Lighting: Vanderbilt University classrooms, Pasadena library get LEDs

$subtitles.get($x) Vanderbilt University installs LED retrofit lamps in a classroom building, eliminating 34 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions while LEDtronics supplied SSL retrofit lamps to the Pasadena, California Central Library.

Outdoor Lighting: California and Iowa cities get LED street lights

$subtitles.get($x) Beaumont, California enters the third year of a comprehensive street-light upgrade project while Urbandale and Ankeny, Iowa jointly win an EECBG award for SSL street lights.

Pro-Lite opens state-of-the-art photometric test laboratory

$subtitles.get($x) Pro-Lite's facility includes photometric and goniophotometric test equipment for luminaires, solid-state lighting, lamps and LEDs.

More Industry News

Osram announces changes in management

Arrow Electronics completes acquisition of Nu Horizons Electronics

Lighting Science Group hires successful industry sales veteran Tom Benton

LED linear tube lamps global market forecast (2010-2020)

Farnell announces stock at launch agreement for Cree LED modules

Everlight Electronics signs cooperation agreement

New offerings create largest, most diverse LFI Conference in history

Philips acquires Optimum Lighting

Heraeus names Mitsuru Kondo Global LED Project Manager

Ted Konnerth scheduled to speak at Strategies in Light Conference

FOCUS now in Europe

Lighting Science Group wins bid to relight Washington, DC streets

Aixtron completes conversion into a European Company (SE)

IMS report shows Samsung, LG battling over LED consumption lead

Nexxus reports increase in orders for Array LED lamps

Osram Sylvania's socket survey reveals awareness of light-bulb phase-out


Application Stories

Luminus Devices' big-chip LEDs power new Aiptek PocketCinema V50 projector

$subtitles.get($x) Luminus Devices, Inc. has announced that it is powering Aiptek’s new PocketCinema V50 Projector, one of the world’s smallest projectors enabling instant projection anywhere for business presentations, photo sharing with family and friends and gaming.

Philips enters new decade of sustainable lighting for Times Square ball

$subtitles.get($x) Royal Philips Electronics enters a new decade of energy efficiency, celebrating its 11th anniversary as the official Lighting Partner to the world-famous Times Square Ball, a beacon of LED innovation.

Cree helps Denny's flip the LED light switch

Denny’s Corporation, America’s largest full-service family restaurant chain, has chosen energy-efficient LED lights from Cree, Inc. as the preferred lighting standard for all its new and remodeled stores across the United States.

Architainment helps illuminate ecclesiastical landmark

$subtitles.get($x) St. Clement’s church in Finsbury, London is now lighting up the capital’s skyline as a result of a project designed and specified by LED suppliers Architainment Lighting Ltd in conjunction with Islington Council.

More Industry News

Osram announces changes in management

Arrow Electronics completes acquisition of Nu Horizons Electronics

Lighting Science Group hires successful industry sales veteran Tom Benton

LED linear tube lamps global market forecast (2010-2020)

Farnell announces stock at launch agreement for Cree LED modules

Everlight Electronics signs cooperation agreement

New offerings create largest, most diverse LFI Conference in history

Philips acquires Optimum Lighting

Heraeus names Mitsuru Kondo Global LED Project Manager

Ted Konnerth scheduled to speak at Strategies in Light Conference

FOCUS now in Europe

Lighting Science Group wins bid to relight Washington, DC streets

Aixtron completes conversion into a European Company (SE)

IMS report shows Samsung, LG battling over LED consumption lead

Nexxus reports increase in orders for Array LED lamps

Osram Sylvania's socket survey reveals awareness of light-bulb phase-out


Products

Amberstar is latest generation of LED street lights from Ambergreat

$subtitles.get($x) Ambergreat high power LED street lights are widely used in road lighting all over the world, and Ambergreat has dedicated its full energy to the research of professional LED lighting products and the improvement of LED technology.

Fobsun releases Flame Tip & Torpedo Style LED bulbs for chandelier lighting

$subtitles.get($x) Fobsun Electronics Limited has announced their new record-breaking LED candle bulbs with 360 degree lighting beam recently.

LedEngin launches its highest performance LED emitter platform with record lumen density

$subtitles.get($x) LedEngin, Inc., a leader in high performance LED lighting solutions, announces its latest and highest performance platform yet- the LZP-series.

Cree ups the performance of XLamp MX-6 LEDs - includes Energy Star LM-80 data

Cree, Inc. has further simplified indoor LED fixture design with its newly optimized XLamp MX-6 LEDs, which feature higher flux options, new, longer lifetime estimates and higher CRI options.

More Products

Anomax invents high thermal dissipation alumina dielectric electronic substrate

LEDIA announces UL-approved LED tube

Introducing the Genesys LED Fluorescent Tube Light

3M Light String technology brightens Growth Market Car from Visteon and 3M

Apple Lighting introduce 10~100W LED plants grow lights

Pro-Lite launches photometer & colorimeter rental service

Everlight launches the Carbon Footprint Declaration for LED products

Complete thermal, optical & electrical characterisation of LEDs

GlacialLight LED spotlight realizes as much as 75% in energy cost savings

Sheenly Lighting releases the LED module with IP65 protection

LED driver from Supertex delivers superior current accuracy with integrated mosfet

RentAlite Premium Power LED lighting in parking garages

Frontline LED releases first universal emergency backup for LED lighting

Color Vision introduces new 20W track light

DMX Led Player V.1.0.7 for MAC and PC by Chromateq

NAB LED Lighting introduce COB high power LED

MY-Semi launches 4 channels High Power APDM LED driver IC MY9291

Melcon dimming LED drivers

Sharp develops and will introduce LED controller for indoor lighting

Mouser launches Tyco Electronics LCD coaxial embedded display interface connectors

J&C Technology introduces haze meter

Robe LEDWash 600s used on JLS UK arena tour

Melcon introduces new range of LED drivers

Osram Sylvania introduces new LED retrofit lamps with expanded color options

GlacialLight releases Pollux Series, an LED panel light

Unilumin has launched Type III light distribution on LED Street Light

Lusio Solid State Lighting releases 80 fixtures backed by 7-year warranties

Next Generation Lighting Supply obtains ETL certification for lighting devices

High-efficiency white Cree XLamp LED can reduce cost for manufacturers

Osram Sylvania introduces LEDstixx lighting system

Philips simplifies color mixing with TAG, architectural white and color LED floodlights

Osram Sylvania furthers LED area lighting capabilities with new options

Thermally conductive epoxy delivers high temperature resistance

Osram Sylvania advances Ultra Par 38 Multi Beam LED retrofit lamps

Seattle Power LED projects the light

TI’s new Multi-DC/DC Color LED Kit delivers flexibility for lighting systems

LedEngin launches its highest performance LED emitter platform

LED drivers from Endicott Research Group offer replacements for CCFL inverters


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