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Shin-Etsu Silicones of America (U.S. subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., Japan) has recently completed research-and-development leading to the introduction of a diverse line of silicone die-bond materials that provide advanced encapsulating performance for high-brightness LEDs (HBLED).

Headline News

$subtitles.get($x) Enfis and Cooper Lighting provide LED veil for Yas Hotel
Formula One Grand Prix viewers could not fail to notice the color-changing LED veil covering the Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi, a collaboration between Enfis Group and Cooper Lighting.


Strategies in Light announces 2010 conference program
An expanded lighting track and a new solid-state lighting investor forum will be among the highlights of the 2010 Strategies in Light LED & Lighting Conference & Expo.

Cree demonstrates record-breaking LED lamp
At the annual Cree shareholder meeting, the company’s chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda demonstrated an A-lamp LED light bulb with an output of 969 lumens at 102 lm/W efficacy.

Letter to the Editor: US certification of LEDs
The Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory program dictates which labs are allowed to carry out product safety testing of LED lighting in the USA.

See the Arrow - Freescale - Cree - National Semiconductor Wireless Lighting Design. Learn how this new Wireless lighting reference design will help you reduce the time required to bring an LED based lighting solution to market. Tune in Today!


STRATEGICALLY SPEAKING: Recent conferences in Asia highlight LED industry progress
Two recent LED conferences – one in Japan and the other in China – illustrate how the LED industry continues to move forward, even in the midst of a worldwide recession that has caused substantial downturns in other industries, writes Bob Steele.

More Industry News

EPA provides update on Energy Star lighting program
EPA says that it intends to retain key elements of the DOE-developed Energy Star specifications for Solid State Lighting and Integral LED Lamps, including testing according to the IES LM-79 standard, as appropriate.

$subtitles.get($x) Epistar reports 110 lm/W warm-white LEDs
Epistar has developed multi-chip packages combining red and blue chips, to simultaneously achieve high color rendering index (CRI) and high efficacy.


LIF seminar looks at realistic LED performance
The Lighting Industry Federation is presenting a seminar in London, UK to discuss realistic performance capabilities of LED technology.

News in brief: Tyntek, Ubilux, Hong Hai, LED lamp in Japan
Tyntek’s acquisition of Ubilux will create Taiwan’s third largest LED chip maker, while LED lamps are flying off the shelves in Japan.


SemiLEDs increases capacity to meet customer demand

LED Linear GmbH announces creation of LED Linear North America

Citizen Electronics expands distribution network in India

Cree CEO joins Energy Secretary Chu to discuss energy efficiency

Aixtron sells GaAs LED production tool to Changelight

Majantys sets its spectrophotometer distribution network in Asia

BEAM turns to Watchfire for two digital billboards in Huntsville, Ala.

Lighthouse and The Picture Works shine in a busy 2009 summer

Formula One circuit goes solar with Carmanah Technologies

Application Stories

$subtitles.get($x) LED display on BT Tower will count down to London Olympics
An LED message board positioned 167 m above street level on London’s BT Tower contains more than half a million LEDs.


$subtitles.get($x) City of Sydney trials GE Evolve LED area lights
The City of Sydney has selected LEDs Switched on Innovations and GE Evolve Area Lights for a trial of LED lighting in several public areas and streets.


$subtitles.get($x) Peugeot booth looks chic at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show with Daktronics LED display
Peugeot unveiled the company’s new hybrid technology at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show with a visually striking backdrop featuring a Daktronics high-resolution, 6 mm modular video display.


Dole saves 95% with Albeo’s C-Series LED High Bay lighting
Albeo Technologies Inc. announces the retrofit of a Dole cold storage warehouse with Albeo's award-winning C-Series solid-state high bay.


Eiffel Tower 120-year anniversary celebration lit with Iluminarc LEDs

Stouch Lighting supplies LED lights for 2nd ice rink

Action Services Group installs LEDs for 2nd Ice Rink

LiteLED illuminates Leeds City Gateway

Opto Tech LED screens involved in new applications

Kingsun supplies LED canopy lights to petrol stations


$subtitles.get($x) Alpha-One introduces long-distance infrared LED illuminators for surveillance systems
SIR-IR series is an Infrared illuminator assembled with several numbers of existing mirror-type LEDs for the light source of several surveillance systems.


$subtitles.get($x) Elecosn announces 5W MR16 dimmable LED bulb that equals to 50W halogen
The new 5W MR16 dimmable LED lamp from Elecosn is the only LED lamp that can replace 50W Halogen MR-16 lamps with similar brightness.


$subtitles.get($x) Orb Optronix announces its new family of advanced LED measurement systems
The ETO family of LED Characterization Systems is capable of measuring the complete electrical, thermal, and optical characteristics of LEDs.


$subtitles.get($x) Burton Medical examination light provides 10% more Illumination, extended lifetime
The AIM LED provides 10 times the life and uses 55 percent less energy when compared to halogen light sources.



Luxeon Rebel LEDs for automotive industry will spur new designs

Inventronics announces high efficiency 200W power supply for SSL

CRAIC introduces UV-visible-NIR microscope spectrophotometer

Asian Electronics LED street lights

Excelsys waterproof LED power supplies are 95% efficient

CoolLED launches pE-100 LED light source

Integrated fansinks push the limits of low-profile cooling

Mentor M-Tube system offers dynamic LED lighting

Dominant introduces H-Series LEDs

YEG Opto partners with Harvard to supply Cool-LED drivers

Hella introduces new LEDayFlex

ARCO Inc to distribute Edison Opto's new series of LEDs

NeuesLicht presents Dropled: Saving energy drop for drop

Sol unveils aiSUN, the next generation in solar light intelligence

GosoLED introduces modular design lighting fixture


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