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LEDs Newsletter | June 16, 2010

Welcome to the LEDs Magazine weekly newsletter.

The May/June issue of LEDs Magazine is now available from our website. See the Articles section below for details of some of the features.

Keep an eye out for a Japanese-language version of LEDs Magazine, launching in September. This news comes on the heels of our announcement that Strategies in Light China will take place in Kowloon, Hong Kong on May 10-12, 2011.

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

Headline News

DOE releases Gateway report on Palo Alto roadway lighting
The US Department of Energy (DOE) released findings from a recent roadway lighting project, which pitted LED, HPS and induction luminaries against one another.

NIST develops CQS alternative to CRI for color quality specs
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed the Color Quality Scale (CQS) that it believes will offer a superior indication of color quality compared to CRI specifications.

LEDs play key role in green efforts surrounding the World Cup
South Africa has launched a green program to mitigate the carbon impact of the FIFA World Cup and LED players such as Lemnis and OSRAM are participating in the environmental effort.

$subtitles.get($x) Energy Star Luminaires specification requires comments
Following last week's webinar, comments for the proposed Energy Star specifications for Luminaires are due next Monday June 21.



$subtitles.get($x) Light+Building showcases sophisticated LEDs
With more than 180,000 visitors, no-one can deny the status of Light+Building, held this year in mid-April in Frankfurt, Germany, as one of the world’s pre-eminent tradeshows for the lighting industry. TIM WHITAKER reports.


$subtitles.get($x) Bringing down the cost of high-volume LED production
Collaborative efforts and government-funded research projects are targeting significant improvements in LED manufacturing costs, writes PAULA DOE.


Recessed LED accent lighting offers powerful potential for interior spaces
Advances in the design of LED accent lighting fixtures could open up a largely untapped market, explains AL NEAR, senior VP of sales and marketing with USAI.

More Industry News

Letter to the Editor: Lighting Science press release
The DOE’s James Brodrick comments on a recent press release about an LED lamp claimed to be equivalent to a 60W incandescent.

Intel executive to join stealth-mode LED lighting player Soraa
Eric Kim will join LED pioneers Shuji Nakamura and Stephen DenBaars at Khosla Ventures backed, GaN specialist Soraa.

Epistar expands with Huga investment and Win Semiconductor partnership
Epistar, already the largest LED chip manufacturer in Taiwan will take a stake in the second largest manufacturer Huga, and GaAs foundry Win Semiconductor will invest as well.

Luminus finds success in outdoor area-lighting applications
The PhlatLight family is being used by Guth, ABS Lighting, and Almeco Group in street, parking-lot, walkway, parking-garage and other area lighting applications.


Bridgelux earns UL recognition for entire portfolio of LED Array products

Lextar to Participate in 2010 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

Lemnis Lighting launches in-house technical services division

Fulham welcomes new COO, Tom Woods

Avnet Electronics Marketing teams with ROAL Electronics to power HBLEDs

LED lighting in broadcast, video and motion pictures market forecast (2009-2016)

Product Safety Consulting accredited under UL’s Data Acceptance Program

LED One secures first round financing from Sinowisdom

Luminus LEDs enable Christie Digital's Microtile scalable display

Lemnis Lighting to retrofit six World Cup host cities with LED lighting

Federal Court of Appeals issues second ruling against iLight Technologies

Philips' lighting at South African stadiums set to enhance viewing experience

Lightfair International 2010 breaks West Coast records

Elumin8 partners with Chinese company to develop green lighting

ALT launches LED promotion campaign at Photonics Festival

Monocrystal announced the appointment of new CEO

Samsung relies on Luminus PhlatLight LED for personal projector

Kyma Technologies to Expand with Debt Financing

Application Stories

$subtitles.get($x) Jewelry retailer adds sparkle to merchandise with GE's eye-catching LEDs
An Ohio-based jewelry retailer has upgraded its display cases to feature GE's Immersion LED Display Case Lighting. The new LED lighting provides a brighter environment in which to sell diamonds and other jewelry, as well as reduces operating costs.


$subtitles.get($x) Osram lending a shine to the soccer World Cup in South Africa
Osram LEDs are being used in all ten of the stadiums that are hosting the World Cup in South Africa. The LED-illuminated arc, known as "The Arch" will be the highlight, featuring over 12,000 Golden Dragon Plus LEDs.



$subtitles.get($x) Cree high-brightness LED lamps
Cree’s full product line of RGB and white high-brightness LEDs deliver high-performance, energy-efficient solutions at an economical price.


$subtitles.get($x) Runion introduces affordable LED roadway/street light
Runion Energy Solutions has introduced an affordable LED Roadway/Streetlight, that uses only 30 watts of power and has a 2 year manufacturers warranty.


$subtitles.get($x) Optis offers enhanced capabilities for performance, colour and appearance
Optis Solutions offer designers of all kinds of lighting systems the only CAD integrated solution for optimising their products in 3 major CAD tools, CATIA V5, SolidWorks and Pro/ENGINEER.


$subtitles.get($x) Osram offers high-current LED for brighter projectors
The new Ostar Compact from Osram Opto Semiconductors is characterized by even better high-current capability and lower thermal resistance.



LEDKE releases high power LED ceiling light

ZMDI enters LED driver market with 95% efficient model

Nokero announces solar-powered LED lamp for off-grid deployment

The Hercules of LED street lamps - super high output 225 watt Street Lamp Series

Ambergreat new LED Canopy Light (AG-PT-84T) detail introduction

Unilighting releases LED T8 SMD Fluorescent Lamp

Energy Concerns Luminaire launches third generation GX53 LED lamp

The new dimmable LED PAR Lamp shapes the future of spot lighting

Blakell Europlacer announces high speed LED placement on ultra long boards

SUSS MicroTec tackles the LED market with dedicated lithography system

LED Bar Lights for machine vision at LDDLIGHT.com

Luminus Phlatlight LEDs power Acer's DLP projector

Enfis Tunable 40W LED Downlight/Spotlight Modules at Guangzhou Lighting Fair

Power Integrations LED drivers deliver flicker-free TRIAC dimming

Lighting Orient releases 3W under cabinet lighting with Cree LEDs

Seoul Semiconductor launches new Ariche LEDs at China and Taiwan fairs


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