LEDs Magazine | View online | June 29, 2011
LEDs Newsletter | June 29, 2011

Welcome to the LEDs Magazine weekly newsletter for June 29, 2011.

This week, a new market report from Strategies Unlimited highlights the growth in demand for driver ICs.

Meanwhile, a study in Japan has estimated the amount of energy that could be saved by switching all incandescent and fluorescent lamps to LEDs.

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Headline News

LED driver IC market benefits from sales of LED TVs and lamps

Strategies Unlimited says that the market for LED driver ICs will grow at a CAGR of 12% between 2010 and 2015, driven by the demand for LED TV backlights and replacement LED lamps.

Japanese conversion to LED lights would slash energy usage

Converting the 1.6-billion lights in Japan to LEDs would be unfeasibly expensive, but would save a massive amount of energy, says a report.

Rubicon, GT Solar ramp production of large-diameter sapphire wafers

$subtitles.get($x) Rubicon Technology is beginning volume production of 6-inch and 8-inch sapphire wafers at its state-of-the-art facility in Penang, Malaysia, while GT Solar is investing USD27 million to triple its sapphire production capacity in Salem, Mass.

EPA provides guidance for LM-80 reports in Energy Star submissions

A draft document provides guidance regarding lumen-maintenance test data of LED sub-components to support the Energy Star qualification of LED-based luminaires and lamps.

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More Industry News

LED Business Roundup: LEDs in India, LED Roadway Lighting, CEA-Leti, Neolux, Digi-Key and Intematix

The Indian government is to provide incentives for LED lighting, LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. has secured new funding, CEA-Leti and Neolux have joined forces to manufacture LED modules and Digi-Key and Intematix have entered into a global distribution agreement.

AkzoNobel to build production plants for MO precursors

AkzoNobel is greatly expanding its production capability of trimethyl gallium and trimethyl indium metal-organic precursors for LED manufacturing.

TV maker Vizio unveils LED lamp line-up

Building on its success in LED-backlight TVs, Vizio will enter the LED lighting market in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Nuventix, other startups chosen for GE ecomagination fund

GE and its venture capital partners have announced they will invest $63 million in ten clean technology start-up firms as part of the second round of funding for the GE ecomagination Challenge.

More Industry News

Rubicon's Malaysia polishing facility in production of large-diameter sapphire

CEA-Leti and Neolux partner to develop intelligent LED systems

LED TVs and replacement bulbs will drive LED driver IC market through 2015

Indal WRTL announce appointment of new Managing Director

Intematix wins San Francisco Business Times Cleantech & Sustainability award

Digi-Key Corp. and Intematix sign global distribution agreement

Harvard appoints new manager to build on sustained growth


Application Stories

LED street lights improve visibility at UK highway junction

$subtitles.get($x) Philips recently collaborated with the UK Highways Agency to install LED streetlights at a critical access road to improve visibility while reducing required maintenance.

Niagara Falls rolls-out LED street-light project

$subtitles.get($x) The Niagara Luminaire Initiative in cooperation with the City of Niagara Falls and Niagara Peninsula Energy reached the mid-point in the largest private sector LED street light infrastructure renewal project Ontario.

Green Star LED awarded 25,000-street-light conversion project in San Antonio

Green Star LED has been awarded one of the largest LED street-light conversion projects to date.

Relumination light solutions reduce Tempe Storage Company energy use

$subtitles.get($x) The Tempe Storage Company contracted Relumination, LLC to update their exterior lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting.

Products

ATG launches energy-efficient LED downlights with high luminous efficacy of 70 lm/W

$subtitles.get($x) eLucent DLE Series LED downlights are energy-efficient LED recessed retrofits to replace conventional halogen and compact fluorescent (CFL) light for European market.

LEDiL announces availability of LENA series AR111 reflectors for Cree CXA2011 LEDs

$subtitles.get($x) LEDiL’s precision-molded AR111 (111-mm diameter) LENA reflector series allows for rapid deployment of new lighting solutions using lighting-class LEDs.

Frigodynamics launches coolers with two-phase heat exchanger designs

$subtitles.get($x) Frigodynamics has launched a series of coolers that allow high levels of power dissipation with zero power consumption.

Atmel launches power-efficient multi-string LED drivers

$subtitles.get($x) Atmel Corporation has announced a new family of intelligent multi-string LED drivers for the backlighting and solid-state lighting markets.

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