LEDs Magazine | View online | December 21, 2011
LEDs Newsletter | December 21, 2011

Welcome to the LEDs Magazine weekly newsletter for December 21, 2011.

This is our final newsletter for 2011, so the editorial team would like to thank you for your support this year, and to wish you all the best for the year to come. We’ve compiled a list of our most-viewed News stories of 2011.

This week, the Call for Papers has been published for Strategies in Light Europe 2012, with a submission deadline of February 17.

Strategies in Light USA takes place in less than 2 months’ time. This week we have a preview of the LED Manufacturing track, as well as an interview with Iain Black of Philips Lumileds. The hotel deadline is January 6.

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

Headline News

Europe initiates public consultation on LED lighting

A Green Paper on LED- and OLED-based lighting published by the European Commission launches a period of public consultation on the future development of SSL in Europe.

US Congress is poised to weaken light-bulb efficiency legislation

A year-end spending bill in the US Congress could impact the 2007 legislation that imposes strict energy-efficiency guidelines on light bulbs beginning in 2012.

LED Patent News: ATG, Philips, Everlight, Nichia, OLEDWorks, Osram, Samsung, Dominant

ATG has joined Philips’ licensing program, Everlight is fighting back against Nichia, OLEDWorks has licensed OLED-lighting technology, plus more news from disputes involving Samsung, Osram and Dominant.

Top 20 LEDs Magazine news stories of 2011: Readers gravitate to A-lamp stories

Based on 2011 web readership statistics, A-lamp SSL topics proved most popular with our readers followed by stories with a financial or industry-forecast angle and then outdoor-area- and street-lighting topics.

Articles & Resources

SIL 2012 Preview #3: LED Manufacturing track to address critical issues for LED production

The LED industry faces a series of key challenges as it moves to high-volume production, and many of these will be discussed in the new LED Manufacturing track at Strategies in Light, explains BOB STEELE.

Strategies in Light Europe 2012 issues Call for Papers

Strategies in Light Europe 2012, which takes place in September in Munich, Germany, is now accepting abstracts through 17 February.

Philips Lumileds' Iain Black to address LED manufacturing challenge at SIL

Focusing on SSL in the general-illumination market segment, Iain Black from Philips Lumileds discusses the challenge of diverse applications from the LED manufacturer's perspective, providing a preview of his Strategies in Light keynote address.

More Industry News

Novaled’s OLED-technology team wins German innovation award

$subtitles.get($x) Three founders of Novaled have been presented with the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2011 prize for innovation in science and technology from German Federal President Christian Wulff.

Taiwan boosts LED street-lighting program, BLU market goes flat

Taiwan’s Premier Wu Den-yih has approved an LED street-lighting project valued at NTD 2 billion, while PIDA has reported that the LED backlight-module market in Taiwan is flat.

Cree licenses remote phosphor IP, launches new LEDs and services

$subtitles.get($x) Cree has announced several licensees for its remote-phosphor IP portfolio announced earlier this year, and the company launched new TEMPO services and new LEDs for large-display applications.

Mitsubishi Chemical files LED-phosphor lawsuit against Intematix

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit in Korea against Intematix and a distributor, over red phosphors.

More Headlines

Gamma Scientific Laboratory receives NVLAP accreditation

Ledzworld signs patent license agreement with Cree Inc.

WAC Lighting's Sol OLED chandelier wins product innovation award

Sol, Inc. hires Southeast and Western Regional Managers

Recom Power and Richardson RFPD team-up for global distribution

Luminus facility's electricity use paid from renewable energy certificates

Wendy Kaplan named Eastern Region Manager for Feelux, Inc.


Application Stories

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Philips supplies LED lighting for Zurich bridge

$subtitles.get($x) LED lighting from Philips has been used to illuminate Zurich’s Hardbrucke, a bridge in the central part of the city.

EDITOR'S CHOICE: Hungarian city installs over 6200 LED street lights

$subtitles.get($x) Tungsram-Schreder has supplied over 6200 LED luminaires to replace all of the street-lighting installations in city in Hungary.

T-BAR LED Smartlight illuminates Calenzano town hall

$subtitles.get($x) Calenzano, Florence has been undergoing construction for its new town hall, library and university. Two-foot-long T-BAR LED Smartlights have been used in the drop ceilings of the main building entrance and the 2nd floor offices.

LED lighting enables dramatic reduction in lighting cost for fashion boutique

$subtitles.get($x) GlacialLight has announced that its LED lighting products are being used in French fashion brand Pierre Balmain, located in the Hanshin Arena Shopping Plaza in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

More Headlines

Gamma Scientific Laboratory receives NVLAP accreditation

Ledzworld signs patent license agreement with Cree Inc.

WAC Lighting's Sol OLED chandelier wins product innovation award

Sol, Inc. hires Southeast and Western Regional Managers

Recom Power and Richardson RFPD team-up for global distribution

Luminus facility's electricity use paid from renewable energy certificates

Wendy Kaplan named Eastern Region Manager for Feelux, Inc.


Products

LED Arrays: Seoul Semiconductor, Stanley, Sharp, Lustrous, Bridgelux, Luminus

$subtitles.get($x) In recent weeks, LED manufacturers have introduced a number of high-lumen-output products that use multichip LED arrays to suit applications ranging from downlights to medical lamps.

Cree introduces LEDs optimized for elevated outdoor video screens

Cree has announced commercial availability of the new Screen Master C4SMT and C4SMD 4-mm LEDs. The C4SMT and C4SMD are the two brightest LEDs in Cree’s P2 oval LED family, and the C4SMT has a 20-degree tilted viewing angle.

Osram further expands its portfolio of LED light engines

$subtitles.get($x) Products in Osram's Prevaled Core Eco Z2 line attain a module efficiency of up to 108 lm/W.

Focus company announces Kolobok LED luminaire, intended for warehouses, industrial and trade areas

$subtitles.get($x) The Kolobok LED luminaire is already in use at the hypermarkets with large trade areas.

More Products

MaxLite introduces energy-efficient LED lighting for service stations

Amerlux launches Hornet LED low-voltage track luminaires

Toshiba's new A19 LED lamps to be featured on Best Buy website

Carmanah launches reliable solar LED outdoor lights

Obelux introduces a battery-free, solar-powered LED obstacle light system

Nexxus Lighting expands product line with PAR20 and PAR30 lamps

OL series 730E radiometer/photometer

Focus introduces Shar LED luminaire for architectural installations

Acuity Brands' Lithonia Lighting announces surface-mount luminaire

GlacialLight releases two new additions to the Pollux LED series

American Opto Plus improves lumens-per-dollar to 370/USD for 0.5W LED

Stanley Electric adds white LEDs to lighting-class range

SavWatt to launch P2i-treated LED lights

Cree expands services to accelerate LED development


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