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LEDs Newsletter | March 2, 2011

Welcome to the LEDs Magazine weekly newsletter for March 2, 2011.

Last week, LEDs Magazine staff were at Strategies in Light 2011 in California. Please see the dedicated section below for news coverage and announcements.

We have two Webcasts coming up in the next few weeks - see our webcasts page for more details.

Both the February 2011 issue of LEDs Magazine and the 2011 LED Suppliers Directory are available from the magazine page of our website.

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

Headline News

Strategies Unlimited unveils top-ten list of LED manufacturers
Nichia topped the list of HB-LED suppliers in 2010, and Korean manufacturers ranked highly.

$subtitles.get($x) Osram agrees to buy fellow lighting manufacturer Siteco
The acquisition will allow Osram to expand in the market for energy-efficient lighting systems and luminaires, and opens up further potential for growth in LED applications.


Arkansas RFP seeks LED lights to assist poultry farmers
The request of bids closes March 15, and the project will require around 34,500 LED lamps of different types.

$subtitles.get($x) Octa Light opens first high-power LED assembly line in Bulgaria
In an opening ceremony attended by the Bulgarian Prime Minister, Octa Light has opened its LED manufacturing facility and launched its BullStar series of LEDs, after years of manufacturing LED-based lighting fixtures.


Resource Center

MICROSITE: Lighting Electronics Design
Looking for LED lighting solutions? Visit TI's LED Lighting Electronics Design Microsite, hosted by LEDs Magazine.

EVENTS: Strategies in Light Europe 2011 issues Call for Papers
Strategies in Light Europe 2011, which takes place in October in Milan, is now accepting abstracts through 18 March.

WEBCAST: Near Infrared – Challenges in Lighting and Sensing
This Webcast on April 6 discusses the design challenges of building systems that utilize near-infrared LEDs, lasers and sensors.

EVENTS: Strategies in Light China announces conference program
The first Strategies in Light event to be held in the Greater China region is entitled “East Meets West: Expanding the Global Market for LEDs and SSL.”

Strategies in Light News

SIL delivers LED driver advancements and enabling technology demos
Major IC makers including Texas Instruments, NXP, Marvell, On Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, and Microsemi announced new SSL driver technologies at Strategies in Light, and complementary enabling technology was prevalent on the exhibit floor.

$subtitles.get($x) LED market grew by 93% in 2010, driven by backlights
The global market for packaged high-brightness LEDs is expected to reach USD18.9 billion by 2015, according to Strategies Unlimited.


Lynk Labs adds strategic packaging partners for AC-LEDs
At Strategies in Light 2011, Lynk Labs unveiled a broad family of new AC-LED packages, developed in cooperation with different manufacturers, namely Citizen, Epistar, Everlight and Unity Opto.

DOE announces NGL winners at Strategies in Light
At Strategies in Light, the DOE recognized 42 LED-based products including four Best In Class winners in the 2010 Next Generation Luminaires competition for commercial SSL luminaires.

More Headlines

Tyco announces solderless socket for new Philips LEDs

Philips Lumileds promises freedom from binning for white LEDs

Cree XLamp MT-G LED targets MR16 halogen retrofits

STMicroelectronics raises reliability and efficiency for ultra-compact LED lamps

ROAL Electronics to debut new intelligent LED ballast at Strategies in Light

Seoul Semiconductor introduces Acriche A7 high-power AC-LED

Styron showcases plastics for LED lighting at Strategies in Light 2011

NXP announces GreenChip solution for non-dimmable LED retrofit lamps

EV Group launches EVG620HBL mask alignment system

Lunera Lighting’s Steve Paolini speaks about the future of solid-state lighting at Strategies in Light 2011

Light-Based Technologies to exhibit at Strategies in Light 2011

Palomar Technologies highlights improved high volume HB-LED assembly at Strategies in Light

More Industry News

LRC evaluates LED and induction street-lights for local roads
RPI’s Lighting Research Center has published another specifier report on LED street lights focusing this time on residential roadways, and again found that an HPS light generally outperformed the SSL products.

Aixtron reports massive growth in revenue and profits
Aixtron, which supplies deposition equipment to LED chip makers, increased its revenue by more than two-and-a-half times in 2010, and increased its operating profit by more than four times.

Monocrystal announces strong financial results for FY 2010
The Russia-based supplier of sapphire substrates more than trebled its revenue in 2010, and says it is observing a rapid shift at the forefront of LED manufacturing towards using larger-size sapphire wafers.

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art launches LED lighting in galleries
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is one of three art museums in the United States testing LED lighting in gallery spaces, and museum visitors are encouraged to participate in a lighting comparison study.

More Headlines

Oxalis Lighting wraps up deal to acquire LED rope-light specialist Lineglow

ALT acquires KCMark & C-Tick safety certifications

Matrix initiates research on Dialight

The Lighting Quotient's fraqtir wins best in class in NGL competition

Oxley wins lighting contract for Foxhound

Rouzbeh Sarrafi joins JPSA as Applications Engineer

Johnson Matthey reports exceptional 2010 sales of pureGuard hydrogen purifiers

US patent awarded to LightWild for innovative façade lighting applications


$subtitles.get($x) Osram introduces new Orbeos OLED panels
With two new Orbeos panels, Osram is progressing the development of OLED technology one step further towards mass application. Both panels are mirrored and warm-white – one is rectangular, the other one round. The Orbeos product family is already in series production.


$subtitles.get($x) Sharp 10W Mini Zeni provides LED light source for 50W retrofit lamps
Sharp has expanded its high-power LED module portfolio by adding six 10W Mini Zeni components. They are compact, economical and have a light output of up to 690 lumens, a luminous flux of up to 73 lm/W, a high CRI value of 87 and a long service life of 40,000 hours at an operating temperature of 80 deg.C.


$subtitles.get($x) Excelsys introduces ultra-compact 100W LED power supply with 5-year warranty
Excelsys Technologies has introudced the LDV series of ultra-compact LED drivers delivering up to 92W of output power in the smallest package size available in the market today, just 28 mm high x 40 mm wide. These waterproof IP67, Class 2 LED drivers offer efficiencies of over 90%


Cree expands broadest portfolio of lighting-class LEDs optimized for distributed illumination
Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp ML-B LED. Designed for quarter-watt operation, the XLamp ML-B LED brings lighting-class performance to distributed lighting applications where the light source is visible, such as panel lights and LED-based fluorescent tube replacements.

More Headlines

Main Light Introduces the LED-powered LightStar fiber optic illuminator

LedEngin launches 365nm and 400nm UV power LEDs with record power from single LED package

Ledzworld launches 6.5W, 450-lumen LED MR16 with Cree MT-G

Lumenpulse luminaires enable design consistency throughout interior and exterior architectural lighting applications

Power Integrations introduces ultra-compact LED driver reference design for candelabra-style bulbs

dilitronics LED driver makes light usable as a design medium over large areas

Kyma produces 300-mm (12-inch) diameter AlN on silicon template

Osram Sylvania introduces dimmable class 2 LED power supply for 100W output

Essemtec to supply automatic production-line system for LED tubular lamps

Philips Ledalite combines design, performance and sustainability with high performance LED luminaire


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