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LEDs Newsletter | May 11, 2011

Welcome to the LEDs Magazine weekly newsletter for May 11, 2011.

Among the news stories this week, Cree has broken the R&D record for efficacy of a power LED, and Osram Opto has unveiled a color-mixing approach for warm-white LEDs. Meanwhile, another LED maker, Seoul Semiconductor has issued a response in its patent battle with Philips.

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Headline News

Michigan offers grants for advanced lighting demo projects
Michigan plans to fund 15-20 projects around the state that demonstrate the advantages of advanced lighting technologies.

Cree reports R&D result of 231 lm/W efficacy for white LED
Cree has extended the efficacy record for a white LED tested at room temperature and 350 mA current.

$subtitles.get($x) LSG plans intelligent LED lamp for Android @ Home
Google has announced a new home-automation and control platform called Android @ Home and Lighting Science Group plans to deliver a compatible wirelessly-controllable LED lamp by the end of the year.


$subtitles.get($x) Osram Opto unveils Brilliant-Mix LED mixing concept
An LED mixing concept from Osram Opto Semiconductors combines white and amber LEDs to achieve high-efficacy warm-white light with a high color rendering index.


Resource Center

WHITE PAPER: High-Voltage HB-LED Driver
This design note outlines a high-voltage, high-brightness LED driver with wide input- and output-voltage ranges. Author: Tomas Tichy, ON Semiconductor.

WHITE PAPER: Three-LED 300-mA MR16 Driver
This design note covers various factors required to design a compact, three-LED MR16 lamp. Author: Preston Zhu and Tim Wang, ON Semiconductor.

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

CONFERENCE: Strategies in Light Japan
The Call for Papers closes on May 13 for this year’s conference in Japan – be sure to submit your paper.

More Industry News

LED Patent News: Seoul Semiconductor, Philips, ilumisys, Evident, Samsung
Seoul Semiconductor has filed LED patent lawsuits against Philips in Germany and Korea, ilumisys has been granted four new patents related to LED replacements for fluorescent lamps, and Samsung has licensed Evident’s quantum-dot technology.

GT Solar gains orders, files lawsuit against ARC Energy
Sapphire crystal-growth furnace manufacturer has filed a lawsuit against rival ARC Energy and has also reported more orders from Taiwan and China. In further sapphire-related news, Rubicon’s revenue increase 29% sequentially.

Meyer Burger receives order for diamond-wire saws from Monocrystal
MB Wafertec, a group member of the Meyer Burger Group, successfully concluded an important order of approximately CHF 4.5 million (approx. USD 5.12 million) with Monocrystal, Russia.

$subtitles.get($x) Jenoptik and LEIDS will cooperate in the field of LED lighting
The two companies will develop and produce components, modules and highly-efficient LED illumination systems for industrial applications such as warehouse or workplace lighting.


More Headlines

IMS Research releases Q1-11 MOCVD results and 2011 forecast

Ove Sorensen new International Director Sales at Optogan

Electronicast market report on LEDs in signage/displays

Hannah Eakins joins LED lighting manufacturer i-Pix

Heilind stocking light modules from Molex and Bridgelux

PCB specialist launches bespoke prototyping service

Robin LEDWash 600 is best intelligent lighting fixture at PALME 2011 Middle East

Plextronics and Sanyo Chemical enter distribution agreement

Recyclebank and Lunera Lighting create green schools energy challenge

Fulham welcomes new LED Applications Engineer

Application Stories

$subtitles.get($x) University parking structure lighting brings astounding energy savings and utility rebate with BetaLED luminaires
California State University at Fullerton (CSUF) is working toward a goal to become an all-LED campus with the long-term objective to be a net zero energy consumer, meaning it will use only as much energy as it generates.


$subtitles.get($x) Lumenpulse illuminates the healing touch of the Yale-New Haven Hospital atrium
The main campus of YNHH comprises four pavilions, connected by a central atrium. One of these pavilions is the 14-story Smilow Cancer Hospital, and it was the 2009 renovation of this pavilion that prompted the hospital to upgrade the atrium with LED lighting.


$subtitles.get($x) Jaguar Land Rover accelerates design process with OPTIS’ physics-based visualisation software
OPTIS has announced that Jaguar Land Rover is using its SPEOS software tool to accelerate the design and development process at its car manufacturing sites in the UK.


Relume Technologies upgrades West Nottingham Township street lights to LED fixtures
Relume Technologies, a leading manufacturer of LED products and smart grid control systems for outdoor lighting applications, has upgraded the cobra-head style HID street lights in West Nottingham Township, Pa. to its LED VUE fixtures.

More Application Stories

Relume upgrades West Nottingham Township street lights

ETC Selador Lustr LEDs illuminate historic Royal Wedding dresses

SPARK LED tunnel lights, street lamps and T8 tube light Illuminate Nippon Express

Martin lights the Austerlitz Railway Station, Paris


$subtitles.get($x) Molex and Bridgelux launch next generation of award-winning Helieon light module
Molex Incorporated and Bridgelux introduced the Helieon 120V AC Sustainable Light Module, a next generation modular solid-state lighting solution that connects directly to 120V AC line voltage input.


$subtitles.get($x) Toshiba introduces new high luminous flux white LEDs
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. has announced the addition of a new series of LEDs.


$subtitles.get($x) GLT introduces LED-based edge-lighting products for automotive interiors and exteriors
LED-based edge-lit illumination from Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) offers an array of innovative and highly efficient solutions for automotive lighting from backlit dashboard displays to interior and exterior lighting.


$subtitles.get($x) Elation introduces Platinum Wash LED Zoom compact RGBW moving head wash with 11-50 degree zoom
With its new Platinum Wash LED Zoom, Elation Professional is combining some of its most cutting-edge features -- all in one powerful, compact, energy-efficient DMX moving head LED color wash.


More Products

Cree high-output LED module delivers both high-quality light and efficiency

GlacialPower LED driver-bundled package available for GL-AR111AD & GL-AR111AN

Derun Lighting Technology Co., Ltd unveils 50-80W LED FLood Light FS360

Osram Brilliant-Mix LED concept offers warm-white feel-good light

Integration Technology boosts Solidcure to Nth degree

XL Video invests in more award-winning Pixled F-11 screen

The Perfect Pixel: Merck presents display materials at SID Display Week 2011


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