2008-03-05

Taiwan market: Philips taps into LED street light market

According to Bo Jiansheng, general manager of Philips Taiwan lighting, the market scale of the Taiwan street light market that is being converted to LED lighting applications is expected to exceed NT$1 billion (US$32.46 million), and the company has already gained some installation contracts from local governments in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
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2008-03-05

LED lighting to replace high power halogen at Eco Living Centre

Eco Living Centre offers wide range of LED lighting products for use both inside and out, for domestic or commercial use. LED lighting products are key to saving your energy and maintenance costs. As lighting the home and business accounts for a large proportion of Eco Living Centre energy consumption, LED technology is also a way to reduce its CO2 emissions. Here is an easy way to start. Eco Living Centre recommends LEDs to replace high power halogens:High power halogen replacement 10W:
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2008-03-05

LED bulbs in traffic signals save electricity

Environmentally friendly LED bulbs are being installed in traffic lights at the city's 605 intersections. They won't save commuters time during rush hour, but officials say the upgrade will save the city about $325,000 a year. "It's going to allow us to save 80 percent on our electric bill," said Patrick Hassett, assistant director of Pittsburgh's Public Works Department. "It's a no-brainer."
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2008-03-05

First Class Airline Cabins to Get LED Lighting

B/E Aerospace was reportedly selected by a leading global airline to provide first class suites for the airline's wide body fleet. The company was awarded a $200 million contract to retrofit the airline's existing international wide-body fleets and to outfit their new wide-body aircraft with Super First Class suites. The first class suites will have a wide range of luxurious amenities, including a fully flat bed, enhanced interactive in-flight entertainment, dining for two and in one of the programs.
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2008-03-04

Carmanah to Supply New Jersey Lottery With LED-Illuminated Signage

On March 3, 2008, Carmanah Technologies Corporation announced a two-year contract to supply the State of New Jersey's Lottery Division with LED edge-lit signage. The contract, valued at up to $500,000, extends from March 1, 2008 until February 28, 2010. Under the terms of the contract, Carmanah will provide custom edge-lit hanging window signs and instant ticket dispenser signs that will be used to help New Jersey Lottery retailers promote the sales of both instant ticket and online lottery tickets throughout the state.
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2008-03-04

RGB multichip LED modules light up at 50lm/W

Allegro MicroSystems has announced a new series of RGB multichip LED modules that provide a range of high-powered ALGaInP red, and InGaN green and blue LEDs that can be used in general lighting applications, amusement and gaming equipment, and for backlighting TFT displays. Each module combines eight LEDs in four or eight separate channels.
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2008-03-04

Cree Completes Acquisition of LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc.

Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED solid-state lighting, yesterday (3rd) announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately held LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. ("LLF"). Cree's agreement to acquire LLF was announced February 8, 2008.  
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2008-03-04

Old North Church Goes Modern With LEDs

 Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, light up the ceiling vaulting inside the Old North Church, Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 in Boston. The Old North Church has gone high-tech, installing LEDs to illuminate ceiling vaulting inside the church where two lanterns were hung the night of April 18, 1775.
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2008-03-04

Dialight to Provide LED Shelter Lighting for U.S. Marine Corps

Dialight Corporation has received a major order for its newly developed, high-intensity LED lights for military shelters, which have been approved for use by the U.S. Marine Corps. Complying with MIL-STD-461E, RE102 and CE102 for EMI/RFI shielding, they can also be used for vehicle interior and shipboard lighting, as well as for general illumination requiring high light output.
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2008-03-03

Paint LED Art With Philips' Giant Light Canvas

Visitors at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, Arkansas, will have a bright canvas to paint on: a 14 foot-long interactive LED wall installed by Philips Electronics as a gift to the new hospital.Named the "Imagination Light Canvas," the display has 1,420 touch-sensitive pixel elements, letting visitors finger-paint with light. Images persist for a few minutes, and six people can play simultaneously.    
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2008-03-03

Student wins $30K for LED work

Martin Schubert, a doctoral student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., has won the $30,000 Lemelson-Rensselaer Prize for his work on light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. Schubert developed a new, polarized type of LED that could allow their widespread use as light sources for liquid-crystal displays in televisions, computers, cell phones and other devices.
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2008-03-03

An LED that can shine for 80 years on a single charge

How long do you expect your flashlight to last without needing a recharge? A few hours, perhaps? How about 80 years, how does that sound? Because that's just how long newly developed micro LEDs can last on just a single charge.
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2008-03-03

Panel socket mounting LED indicator from Aerospace & Defence Products

423 series from Aerospace & Defence Products is a 9.5mm panel socket mounting LED indicator. The precision black moulded housing greatly emphasises the mechanical stability and supports the high intensity LED element in a range of colours and voltages. 423 series indicator has been fitted with a coloured diffused dome fresnel lens assembly to provide good wide angle viewing. Smoked and water clear lens options are also available.
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2008-03-03

Boston's Old North Church installs LED lighting

The Old North Church, a beacon for Paul Revere's famous warning of the movement of British forces, and a symbol of the American Revolution, has gone high-tech with the installation of light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. The energy-efficient lights illuminate ceiling vaults inside the church, whose steeple was used to display two lanterns as a signal about British troop movements on April 18, 1775 — the night described in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous poem, which included the line: "One if by land, and two if by sea."
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2008-02-28

LED introduced in Swaziland

LIGHT emitting diode (LED) has been introduced to Swaziland by the WorldWide Energy Savers (WES) Pty Ltd. WES is a company based in South Africa known as WESLITE development. LED is a semi conductor device that emits incoherent narrow-spectrum light when electrically biased in the forward direction of the p-n junction.This was said by WES Director Mario Travaglini at a presentation held yesterday at Timbali lodge.
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2008-02-28

Upgrade LED and Light Source Characterization Capabilities with New Packages from Labsphere

Labsphere Inc.,  a world leader in the design and manufacturer of light measurement solutions, has released new packages for LED and light source characterization to satisfy a wide range of light test needs.
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2008-02-28

LED revolution in Railways

Railways will install LED boards on trains, at railway stations and parking lots for disseminating information to passengers. Announcing these measures in the Railway budget on Tuesday, Lalu Prasad said his Ministry has decided to install online coach indication display boards on over night mail and express trains by March 2009.
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2008-02-27

Patent Recognizes Architecture for Driving High-Brightness LEDs

Spotlight on Digital PowerCatalyst Semiconductor has received a patent for a stepdown switching regulator circuit architecture applicable for driving high-brightness LEDs. The patent, titled "LED current bias control using step-down regulator" (patent number 7,323,828), was developed to simplify the design of high-brightness LED lighting in emerging household, commercial and automotive lighting applications.
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2008-02-27

Tianjin Economic Development Area Becomes Cree's First LED City in China

Cree has announced that Tiajin Economic Development Area (TEDA) has joined its LED City program. TEDA and Tianjin Polytechnic University are collaborating with Cree to introduce LED lighting initiative in mainland China. Cree has previously taken the LED City program to Raleigh, North Carolina USA, Toronto, Canada, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Austin, Texas. The LED City program is an international initiative to promote and deploy energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lighting.
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2008-02-27

Osram teams with Abacus in LED lighting venture

Abacus has teamed up with LED lighting specialist Osram to create a distribution business division to address the solid state lighting market.Called AbacusLED, the venture will market the Osram range of discrete LEDs and LED lighting systems together with electronic driver and thermal management technologies.It will carry other distribution lines including Everlight, Texas Instruments, National Semiconductor, ST Microelectronics, Power Integrations, 3M and Aavid Thermalloy.
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2008-02-27

The Wave Interactive LED Coffee Table by Ami Kealoha

A real godsend for those of us in need of constant visual stimulus, the Oakland-based group Because We Can has devised a way to interact with your coffee table. The "Design-Build studio" teamed up with the tech whizzes from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories to create an LED Coffee Table dubbed The Wave. They fitted the table with 480 bright LED lights, along with 32 near infrared optical sensors. The result is a surface that reacts to any motion by following it with a cascade of glowing light.
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2008-02-26

Sound-Activated LED Spotlights

Mount these battery-operated lights along a stairwell, in a closet, outside your side door…wherever you need some light but don't need the hassle of electrical work.  Loud or sharp sound will turn the four bright LED lights on; they'll turn off automatically 10 seconds after last sound heard. Manual on/off option. Pivoting bracket directs the light where you need it. Weather-resistant for outdoor use.
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2008-02-26

Dancing LED on the ceiling

Superclub Noxx has used 300m2 of Chroma-Q Color Web 125 to provide a stunning LED video ceiling in its main dance room.Noxx's founders wanted to create some unique, cutting-edge visual effects for the 2000-capacity venue and turned to Luc Peumans of digital lighting specialists Painting with Light.The biggest challenge involved specifying an LED video surface to cover the entire ceiling of the large, asymmetrical main dance room.
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2008-02-26

Mitsubishi Chemical acquiring near-UV LED business of Mitsubishi Cable

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp, a unit of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp, of Tokyo, Japan has agreed to acquire the near-ultraviolet LED business of Mitsubishi Cable Industries Ltd (including the facilities and the technology to produce the chips) at the end of March for ¥1.5bn (about $13.9m), reports Nikkei Net. The Mitsubishi Cable near-UV LED manufacturing operations in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture will be moved to Mitsubishi Chemical’s facilities in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture.
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2008-02-25

Network Powered Ethernet LED Display Saves 75% in Energy Costs

Recently named "PoE-Powered Device of the Month" by industry experts, Inova Solutions' OnAlertTM appliance supports mass notifications that save lives and reduce risks during natural disasters and other emergency situations.
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2008-02-25

LED Maker AlbEO Lights Up $1.5M

When revelers watched the Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop in New York City on December 31, few would have realized that light-emitting diodes, the light bulbs festooned to the ball, would one day bring light to their homes and offices. LEDs have become popular recently for more than just electronics. They're used in traffic signals and automotive lighting, and now some enterprising startups have turned their gaze indoors.
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2008-02-25

Flashing High Powered LEDs

Whever attention needs to be gained, it’s normal practice to flash LEDs. In addition to attracting the eye, flashing LEDs also considerably drops battery consumption.
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New XLamp® S Line LEDs enhance growth, last longer, lower energy costs Horticulture and other forms of agricultural lighting require application-tuned ratios of spectral content, high efficacy and long lifetimes. Whether you are interested... READ MORE

Introducing the world’s first LCoS light engine with adaptive LED illumination. Spotlight™ display technology delivers up to 90% illumination power savings and 10x local contrast compared to conventional LCoS. SAN MATEO, Calif., Ja... READ MORE