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LEDs Newsletter | December 7, 2011

Welcome to the LEDs Magazine weekly newsletter for December 7, 2011.

This week, we are featuring an article on the technology behind LED modules offered by Philips, Osram and GE, as well as a discussion of the latest Zhaga standards.

Among this week's news items, Seoul Semiconductor and Philips have settled their patent dispute via a cross-licensing agreement.

The deadline to see your company listed in the LED Suppliers Directory 2012 has been extended through December 7 (today!!).

Our new Editorial Digest on Drivers & Controls for LED Lighting is now available for free download from our website.

December 9 is the last day to take advantage of early-bird savings (up to $200 off) on conference packages for Strategies in Light 2012.

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

Headline News

Seoul Semiconductor and Philips enter into cross-license agreement
Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. has announced that its LED patent dispute with Royal Philips Electronics has been settled with a cross-licensing agreement. Each party gains access to a substantial part of the other party's patent portfolios, according to Seoul.

$subtitles.get($x) CSA opens new LED and lighting certification lab in Atlanta
CSA International has opened a certification and product-testing laboratory capable of testing LEDs and lighting products to 75 standards including Energy Star requirements.


$subtitles.get($x) Strategies in Light 2012 to focus on LED market dynamics and trends in a turbulent environment
Bob Steele has provided an inside look at Strategies in Light 2012, including keynote speakers, panel presentations as well as other topics.


$subtitles.get($x) LED Industry News: Lumenpulse, Nexxus Lighting, Kingsun, Arima & Aixtron
Lumenpulse has opened its new headquarters in Montreal, Nexxus Lighting has announced it will sell factory-direct replacement lamps, Kingsun has completed its IPO and Arima Changzhi has purchased six MOCVD tools from Aixtron.


Articles & Resources

EDITORIAL DIGEST: Drivers & Control for LED Lighting
LED luminaire makers must design products that work with legacy dimming-control technologies, while the driver-IC community must keep pace with the constant improvement of LED light sources. This Editorial Digest discusses driver designs for brighter LEDs, wired and wireless interfaces for luminaires, as well as LED lighting control system selection.

APPLICATION NOTE: MR16 Reference Design with Cree XLamp MT-G LEDs
This application note details the design of an MR16 LED lamp that is comparable to 35-50W halogen bulbs in performance and meets Energy Star requirements.

WEBCAST: Thermal Foldback for LED Lighting
This on-demand webcast from ON Semiconductor describes a straightforward implementation of a thermal foldback technique for a linear constant-current driver using a low-cost NTC sensing resistor.

$subtitles.get($x) FEATURED ARTICLE: LED modules simplify luminaire design while Zhaga closes on initial specifications
LED-based modules for SSL can simplify product design and even make products field-upgradeable, reports Maury Wright. Zhaga standards will yield interoperable modular products from multiple vendors.


More Industry News

$subtitles.get($x) Xicato, Philips, and Vexica launch new LED modules
Philips introduces the second-generation Fortimo spotlight module and new linear modules, Xicato expands color temperature and light-output options in SSL modules, and Vexica announces its entry into the module segment with the Lumaera module.


OLEDWorks upgrades R&D lab in Rochester, NY
OLEDWorks has announced over $500,000 in tax credits from the Empire State Development Agency, which is designed to help the company begin producing OLED panels.

Reminder: Energy Star releases Draft 1 of V1.0 product specification for lamps
Partner review and comments are due December 9 for the US EPA’s first draft of the Energy Star Lamps V1.0 specification.

$subtitles.get($x) South Africa to benefit from influx of Philips LED lamps
Philips is working with a South African utility company to distribute 200,000 LED lamps to commercial and professional users throughout the country.


More Headlines

Osram Opto Semiconductor in Asia announces new CEO

Rejection of Osram’s infringement case vs. Dominant issued by OLG Karlsruhe

Philips calls for switch to LED lighting at UN Climate Change Conference

Tivoli’s Carrie Verkuil to serve as new president of IES Orange County Chapter

Lucibel appoints Charles d’Haussy to its Executive Committee

InteLED Corp promotes Caterina Hall to CEO

Lighting Science Group's 60W-equivalent LED World Bulb receives CES award

Samsung LED announced as NRC's new LED partner

Lusio Solid-State Lighting announces DLC approval of low-bay fixtures

Ledon GLS 10W LED lamp achieves UK Energy Saving Trust certification

P2 joins Northwest Trade Ally Network

Application Stories

$subtitles.get($x) EDITOR’S CHOICE: BC Place Stadium scores on the Vancouver skyline with Lumenpulse LED fixtures
As part of a renovation of Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium, Lumenpulse’s RGB luminaires were chosen to work in tandem with striking architectural features including a spectacular cable, a polymer-based façade and a mast-supported retractable roof.


$subtitles.get($x) Outdoor Lighting: Cooper supplies Austin with SSL, Detroit embarks on an LED project
Detroit, Michigan, has installed 1,077 LED fixtures in its central business district; meanwhile, Austin, Texas, will reduce energy use in its City Hall parking garage by 74% via an SSL retrofit.


$subtitles.get($x) Tout Budgens supermarket switches to LEDs from MHA Lighting
An award-winning supermarket group has made the switch to LED lighting to enhance the retail experience for its customers while slashing harmful carbon dioxide emissions.


$subtitles.get($x) W-DMX system controls LED lights on Guadalajara’s Matute Remus bridge
W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden AB is part of the new lighting installation on the Matute Remus bridge, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.


More Application Stories

UEP installs i-Pix Satellite Mk II LED fixtures for stage lighting

Anolis provides architectural lighting first at luxury retailer in Johannesburg

Illinois Medical Center parking garage saves energy with Cree luminaires

Robe LED fixtures support 'What is my hit' TV show from Prague

Entec LED lighting helps launch Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior III


$subtitles.get($x) EDITOR’S CHOICE: Cree announces new LED-module family that delivers 90+ CRI
Cree has launched the new LMH2 SSL module family that separates the LED components from the driver electronics to support usage in a broad array of applications.


$subtitles.get($x) UL helps accelerate in-house testing for Energy Star
The EPA will recognize lighting laboratories that meet all other requirements of the CB’s W/SMTL, program including evaluation for all relevant requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and the applicable test method (LM-79) so long as certain conditions are met.


$subtitles.get($x) Light Measurement System from J & C Technology
J & C's Light Measurement System is designed to measure opto-electrical characteristics of light sources at various driving conditions and operating temperatures.


More Products

LEDs Group launches COB LED spotlight series

Green Creative announces new 8W A19 dimmable LED lamp

Xicato lighting products now available in 3500K

Relume Technologies launches first high-wattage LED retrofit product

AxiomLED introduces LED1212 12W power supply for $10

Kingsun receives international SGS, TUV certifications

AC-ET supplies Chroma-Q fixtures and Robe spot lights to Universal Live

Pixled extends line of lightweight LED displays

Vexica launches Lumaera light module

LSI Industries adds new specification-grade LED bollard

Megaman featured LED products at Hong Kong Lighting Fair

MaxLite introduces 6-inch recessed downlight retrofit

Amerlux unveils SmartSite LED street lighting and network control system

AxiomLED introduces replacement lamps for CIVETS emerging nations

ENTTEC releases D-PRO DMX lighting controller

DER-297 from Power Integrations maximizes HV-LED efficiency

Zenaro presents OL-Deluxe louver luminaires with T5 LED tubes


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