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LEDs Newsletter | May 4, 2011

Welcome to the LEDs Magazine weekly newsletter for May 4, 2011.

The April/May issue of LEDs Magazine is now available on our website –view the Table of Contents.

Pre-registration for next week’s Strategies in Light China conference closes on May 4, 2011. The Call for Papers for Strategies in Light Japan has been extended until May 13.

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Headline News

Philips files LED patent lawsuit against Seoul Semiconductor
Philips has claimed that many of Seoul Semiconductor’s LED products infringe several Philips patents, and that a patent owned by Seoul Semiconductor should be ruled invalid.

Aixtron reports continued revenue growth in LED equipment
Aixtron saw its revenue grow by a third in the first quarter of 2011, and believes it is well placed to benefit from ongoing LED industry expansion in China.

$subtitles.get($x) Outdoor Lighting: Acuity launches new LED area lights, Nova Scotia controversy, San Francisco RFP
Acuity Brands launched new outdoor SSL products, while San Francisco seeks bids on wireless-enabled street lights, and controversy hits Nova Scotia’s mandatory LED conversion plan.


$subtitles.get($x) Philips debuts blue LED for remote phosphor use and the new Luxeon A
Philips has announced a royal-blue LED meant specifically for remote-phosphor SSL applications, and also launched the Luxeon A illumination-grade LED that’s part of the Freedom From Binning program.


Resource Center and Articles

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

WHITE PAPER: Controlling LEDs
This White Paper, authored by Lutron Electronics, looks at LEDs for general illumination applications, and goes into detail about why you should consider dimming LEDs and what questions need to be answered in order to dim LEDs properly to meet your expectations.

WHITE PAPER: Lighting Technologies, Principles and Measurement
The proper measurement of light is a precise and complex science. This White Paper, authored by Konica Minolta, provides a brief explanation of different lighting principles and technologies, and describes the best and most accurate methods for proper light measurement.

Manufacturing software is key as LED production volumes grow
As LED demand grows rapidly, automation software and process control can get more from current manufacturing lines, and this can be as important as getting new lines up and running quickly.

More Industry News

Altman Lighting plans LED restructuring project in Yonkers
Yonkers IDA has agreed to negotiate an economic incentive package with Altman Lighting to enable a USD 4.6M modernization plan that will see the company upgrade its LED lighting capabilities.

LED Industry News: TSMC, LG, Cree, GT Solar, CRS Electronics
TSMC plans to spin off its SSL business, LG Display has ended an LED chip supply deal with Cree, GT Solar has received a huge order from a Chinese company, and CRS has completed a private equity financing round.

Lighting Science Group partners with Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation to bring its ultra-efficient, low-cost LED lights to China
Lighting Science Group has partnered with Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation USA, Inc. to bring its high performance, low cost LED infrastructure lights to Eastern China.

$subtitles.get($x) Dow Electronic Materials wins Epistar's first-ever supplier award for supply of metalorganic precursors
Dow Electronic Materials has announced that Epistar Corporation has awarded its first-ever Supplier Award to the Metalorganic Technologies business of Dow Electronic Materials.


More Headlines

CRS Electronics announces fiscal 2010 year-end financial results

Lumenpulse appoints lighting industry expert Gorm Teichert to executive team

Philips announces Lighting CEO Provoost to leave Philips

Focus joins Russian LED manufacturers association

DEKRA opens first CB test lab for LED lamps in accordance with IEC 62560

Application stories

Redwood Systems' intelligent lighting platform drives energy efficiency at Volkswagen Group’s Research Laboratory
Redwood Systems has announced it has been chosen to provide lighting controls for all of the LED fixtures at Volkswagen Group’s brand new center for R&D, unveiled at an open-house event in Belmont, Calif.

$subtitles.get($x) S3J Electronics’ LED lights are working out at Platinum Fitness
The lighting at the recently opened Platinum Fitness in Buffalo, NY is 100% S3J LED, and 70% more efficient than traditional metal halide.


Salish Lodge & Spa completes lighting project with Seattle LED
Through the replacement of incandescent PAR, MR-16 and A19 lamps with LED, Salish is expected to save 75,083 kilowatt hours a year and reduce annual electricity costs by $6,073.

$subtitles.get($x) Robe ROBIN 600 LEDWashes for Sohne Mannheims tour
Lighting designer Gunther Hecker used 22 Robe LEDWash 600s as his key fixtures for the just finished Die Sohne Mannheims European tour, an opportunity seized by the band to preview material for their forthcoming new album to be released in the autumn.



$subtitles.get($x) Amberstar series LED gas station lamps from Ambergreat
Ambergreat Electronics is pleased to announce its new AmberStar series, which has been successfully installed in a Texaco gas station in Colombia.


$subtitles.get($x) AC-DC constant current/constant voltage dimmable LED driver power supply
Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announces the LF1048 Series AC-DC Constant Current or Constant Voltage Dimmable LED Driver power supply.


Instrument Systems launches large Integrating Sphere for testing SSL light sources
The ISP 2000 from Instrument Systems is the latest pioneering development launched by the leading manufacturer of light measurement systems worldwide.

$subtitles.get($x) Zumtobel's Light Fields luminaire series is now almost completely available with LED technology incorporated.
Due to their timeless design, Light Fields luminaires are perfect for straight-line office interiors. An extensive LED series has now been developed for the Light Fields range, making it ready for the future.


More Products

Oxley Developments introduces LED panel lamps

CommSun Lighting releases LED down light for home, hotel and office lighting

Traxon Technologies introduces iPad app for lighting industry

ATG launches 2X2 LED troffer with high luminous efficacy of 80 lm/W

Megatex makes solar power systems space-efficient by stylish column

High Quality 50W LED flood light made by Derun Lighting Technology Co., LTD

Cosmos Lighting launched 3W triac dimmable LED down light

Colorimetry and intensity mapping of large displays

eldoLED drivers with RDM and US DimWheel colour

FZLED 22-watt PAR38 LED spotlights with dimming function now available

Massimo Iosa Ghini’s new LEDs blend technology & design

QST launches revolutionary DigiGlass

AxiomLED introduces 347-volt input HP120-A24 power supply

Motion29 introduces energy-saving, ultra bright LED lighting

Jaftech Manufacturing unveils its new LED fixtures

B&W Tek, Inc. announces preconfigured spectrometers

Luxeon LEDs provide efficient illumination with white and royal blue LEDs


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