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LEDs Newsletter | August 10, 2011

Welcome to the LEDs Magazine weekly newsletter for August 10, 2011.

This week, Bridgelux was able to fabricate in the lab LEDs on an 8-inch silicon substrate with comparable efficacy to those built on sapphire. Meanwhile, Cree revealed a blue LED lamp intended for usage in remote-phosphor-based luminaires, while the company also said it will license its remote-phosphor technology to manufacturers.

If you plan to attend LED Japan/Strategies in Light Conference & Expo,being held in Yokohama, Japan, early bird savings ends Monday, August 15. And not far behind is Strategies in Light Europe, which offers early-bird savings until August 31.

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

Headline News

$subtitles.get($x) Bridgelux hits 160 lm/W in lab with LEDs produced using GaN-on-silicon
Using Gallium Nitride on 8-in silicon wafers, Bridgelux is achieving LED efficacy in the lab on par with LEDs produced on sapphire or silicon carbide wafers.


$subtitles.get($x) LEDs may have reached "tipping point" with electrical contractors
A survey of 700 readers of Electrical Contractor magazine showed a majority of contractors believe LEDs are either now ready to replace incandescent and fluorescent lamps or will be ready by the Fall of 2012.


$subtitles.get($x) Retail shoppers respond to lighting with superior color rendering
A recent study by an independent researcher evaluating the attention-grabbing potential of retail displays determined a correlation between color-rendering ability and lure-ability.


Lunera offers leasing options, rebate locator for commercial builders
Designed to reduce the initial cost of LED lighting systems, Lunera introduced a leasing program that allow positive cash flow in the first year, and a rebate locator on its website tracks down local rebate providers.

Featured Opinion

Opinion: The L Prize and the LED lamp market
The award of the L Prize to Philips for its 60W-replacement LED lamp leaves a few unaddressed issues, writes Tim Whitaker.

Opinion: The time for intelligent LED-based lighting systems is now
LED–based light sources are uniquely controllable, and intelligent SSL systems with adaptive controls can greatly enhance energy savings, so what are we waiting for, asks Maury Wright?

More Industry News

$subtitles.get($x) Cree announces blue LED and remote-phosphor licensing program
Royal Blue XLamp XT-E LED targets remote-phosphor SSL applications, and Cree is offering licenses for its remote phosphor-technology for ready usage by lamp and luminaire vendors.


$subtitles.get($x) CELMA and ELC publish new documents on LEDs and lighting
Organizations representing the European lighting industry have published papers discussing LED-based lighting, and the EC is looking for a name for its upcoming Green Paper on SSL.


$subtitles.get($x) GNC stores upgraded with Lighting Science Group’s LED lamps
The largest retailer of health and wellness products in North America, GNC, has installed LED lamps from Lighting Science Group in stores throughout the US and Canada.


More headlines

Illumitex announces partnership agreement with Gerard Lighting Group

Lumenpulse completes $16M in Series A equity and debt funding

Relume earns IS0 9001:2008 certification for third year in a row

Qnuru selects Luxeon LEDs and Future Lighting Solutions supply chain management

Harvard Engineering nominated for national innovation award

Mouser and Cree ink global distribution agreement

New Lunera Capital Plus service makes locating and filing utility rebates easy

The Student Lighting Designer for 2011 is....

Preview of Interlight Moscow 2011

Application Stories

$subtitles.get($x) LED modules bring new light to Boise YMCA aquatic center
Custom LED retrofits from SimplyLEDs and Bridgelux rejuvenated a Boise, Idaho aquatic center while reducing energy usage by 80 percent.


$subtitles.get($x) Energy and maintenance savings take flight with BetaLED luminaires at Port Columbus Airport
In an effort to improve lighting performance and save energy, airport officials recently retrofitted the Port Columbus arrival and departure roadway and pedestrian walkway lighting with BetaLED 304 Series luminaires.


$subtitles.get($x) Plexineon LED lighting makes resort casino a Vegas standout
Lighting a casino's exterior so that it stands out along the Las Vegas Strip is a formidable task. To carry out his vision, the designer Herve Descottes specified iLight’s linear LED technology because of the thin, uniform light it provides.


$subtitles.get($x) Philips provides LED lighting to Gloucestershire Highways
Philips has worked in partnership with Gloucestershire Highways to introduce a new, cutting-edge LED lighting system along the A40 London Road in Cheltenham, leading down to the world famous racecourse.


More headlines

Lighthouse screen enhances Hong Kong’s latest retail experience

CPL builds largest Christie MicroTile wall in Europe


$subtitles.get($x) ATG unveils ETL-listed LED troffers
The iBright line of ETL-listed troffers are reliable and cost-effective LED replacements for fluorescent troffers that are widely used in offices, hospitals, etc.


$subtitles.get($x) Ambergreat introduces Amberstar 252W, 25312-lm LED street light
Amberstar 252W LED street lights feature 25312-lm output. The luminaires use LEDs from Cree and high-efficiency drivers from Philips /Advance.


$subtitles.get($x) Evluma announces dimmable LED PAR 64, expands Clearlight line
Evluma announces plans to expand its product line beyond the popular 40W and 50W outdoor dusk-till-dawn Clearlight and intends to enter the indoor lighting market with a dimmable LED PAR 64 ceiling light.


$subtitles.get($x) Dialight introduces 14,000 lumen DuroSite LED high bay light
Dialight announced the launch of its new 14,000 lumen LED DuroSite High Bay fixture, which delivers 93 lm/W efficacy.


More products

Philips introduces new version of aftermarket LED DayLight running lights

Spark launches big-beam LED high-bay light

UL listed T8 LED tube light

Series N40W street lights

Kessil announces Vasca as first US aquarium wholesale distributor

Exalos superluminescent LED for OCT applications at 1060 nm

MY-Semi intros 4*3-channel LED driver IC for RGB lighting

Pixled launches F-9 LED screen for temporary installations at PLASA 2011

LED streetlights 180W to 240W


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