A “New” New York State of Mind: Empire State Building Redefines New York City Skyline With Philips LED Lighting

World’s most famous office building teams with Philips Color Kinetics to create state-of-the-art, dynamic lighting system that can change building’s mast colors in real-time Globally recognized as an engineering marvel and symbol of New York City, the Empire State Building (ESB) has selected Philips, the world’s leader in lighting, as its partner to transition the building’s iconic tower lights to innovative LEDs. The two organizations have pushed the boundaries of LED technology to develop a state-of-the-art dynamic lighting system from Phil...
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Sharp to Launch LED Lighting Solutions in Late Summer 2012

Sharp Electronics Corporation plans to launch a new portfolio of market-leading LED downlighting, track lighting, and recessed troffer solutions, designed and manufactured in its facilities in the US for shipment in late summer 2012. These Sharp LED offerings will include 6-inch and 4-inch diameter downlights, in both round and square options, multiple lumen packages, and a variety of finishes and colors; track lights in two sizes and lumen packages, with a number of color and beam angle options; and 2'x2' and 2'x4' recessed troffers available in variety of cu...
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To Win by Quality, Technology and High-end Positioning —Interview with Mr.Meng Guo, COO of Good Creative Technology

Over recent years, due to the promising future of green lighting, an increasing number of enterprises have entered the emerging industry of LED lighting and joined its fierce competition. In the LED jungle, how to give full play to the advantage and achieve success in the tough competition is a challenge posed to all players. For this reason, LEDinside interviewed Mr. Meng Guo, the Operation Director of Good Creative Technology (GCT)to invite him to talk about the development of the company and share its experiences.         Mr.M...
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High Quality Saintpaulia Cultivated by Valoya’s LED Lighting

A provider of LED grow lights Valoya recently has made an experiment to study the effects of LED lighting and High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting on the growth of Saintpaulia flowers. According the experiment, saintpaulia cultivated in greenhouses under traditional High Pressure Sodium lighting, have shown decrease of flower quality in the winter months when HPS lights are the dominant form of lighting. The decreased quality can be seen as pale color of flowers and uneven quality of the crop. In contrast , Valoya cultivated two varieties of Saintpaulia during ...
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LED Celling Lights Becomes Popular in Japanese Market

The sales of LED celling lights have boomed from the aftermath of the Great East Japan earthquake, with energy efficient appliances performing particularly well. According to GfK, LED celling lights have seen a remarkable increase, with their unit sales share soaring from 2.9% in March 2011 to 50.1% in March 2012. In terms of value, there was a notable rise of 64.1% over the same period of analysis, marking the first time sales of LED celling lights have exceeded fluorescent celling lights in both units and value. In 2011, the overall celling light market experienced...
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Telamon leads Central Indiana in green energy application

In its commitment to environmental sustainability, Telamon Corporation recently completed two green projects, one of which was developed internally. Trend Lighting T8 High-Bay LEDs (which are UL-certified), developed as a joint venture between Telamon Energy Solutions (a subsidiary of Telamon Corporation) and Trend Lighting Corporation, replaced 100 high-energy consuming metal halides. This installation is the largest in Carmel, a suburb of Indianapolis. 
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Neo-Neon launched a new generation of LED lighting products, declaring the end of an era for traditional lamps

"There is no product that can’t be sold, only the price, as the industry leader, Neo-Neon has been committed to technology innovation and keeping costs close to the market of LED products dedicated to all consumers in the world, while making efforts to protect the environment for the survival of our planet and humanity.” Says Alvin Chang, Product Marketing Director of Neo-Neon LED Lighting International Ltd. Recently, Neo-Neon launched a non-dimmable LED bulb that costs $ 4.39 USD to replace 40W incandescent bulbs and a non-dimmable LED bu...
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A Lot Can Happen in Just 20 Years: Where Exterior Lighting Was Then & Where It Is Now

To give you an idea of what the new generation of LED-based exterior lighting can mean to your projects, think back to what your life was like in 1990. That was over 20 years ago. Your cell phone, if you had one, was so big and heavy, carrying it probably qualified as an exercise program. Businesses and governments threw tons of dollars at something known ominously as Y2K, which was supposed to throw us back into the Stone Age. (It didn’t, but they still spent billions on new IT systems).  The washing machine and dryer you bought that year? They’re probabl...
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Breakthrough's in LED Technology Increase Beam Angle Range

Gem Hsin Electronics, an LED lighting manufacturer, has made new advances in research and development of LED lighting products. The firm claims its latest developments enable wider beam angles than its competitors and unparalleled light uniformity. Combined, Gem Hsin's says these patented design achievements give its latest products a superiority that is unmatched in the LED industry. Gem Hsin has already started incorporating these cutting-edge research breakthroughs into their line of T5 / T8 LED Tube Lights.     Gem Hsin's engineers,...
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US Department of Energy Municipal Consortium Releases Guidelines for LED Streetlights

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Municipal Solid-State Street Light Consortium (MSSLC) recently released model guidelines for specifying LED streetlights for municipal installations. This document was created with the input and cooperation of a working group of Consortium members as well as LED lighting manufacturers. The MSSLC created the model to serve as a starting point for municipalities considering new, or adding to existing, LED streetlight installations. Additionally, the guidelines will serve as a useful tool for putting together effec...
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Taiwan LED Light Show Warmly Received in U.K.

An exhibition of Taiwanese LED lighting products in the United Kingdom has received a warm welcome, the show's organizer, the Taiwan Trade Center in London, said Friday. The organizer said the LED products' quality and designs earned high praise from visiting U.K. vendors, and it expected that Taiwan's share of the British lighting market would grow in step with rising global awareness of the need for energy efficiency. The show, held at the Gusu Art Gallery in western London, featured a number of top Taiwanese LED makers, including Navitas Gr...
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Autumn Lighting Fair Sets New Exhibitor Record

More than 2,100 exhibitors from 31 countries and regions a new fair exhibitor record are taking part in the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), which opened today and continues through 30 October at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Exhibitors from the Cayman Islands, Finland and Sweden are participating for the first time. The fair also welcomes more than 70 buying missions from 60 countries and regions, representing over 5,530 buyers and such companies as: Colinter from France, Daewoo International Corp...
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Direct Current Electricity Could Cut Power Bills

The creator of a home electricity system that uses direct current claims it could cut users’ bills by up to 30 per cent. Moixa Technology this week unveiled its Smart DC network, which uses solar panels and off-peak grid electricity stored in batteries to power electronic devices in the home such as televisions, laptops, mobile phones and LED lighting. This reduces energy losses associated with converting alternative current from mains sockets into DC (up to 45 per cent), which most small electronic devices run on, or with converting DC generated by solar panels int...
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Coca-Cola Brings in LED Lighting for Vending Machines

It’s reported that Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd., its 12 bottling partners and other affiliates of the Coca Cola system in Japan have scheduled to bring in LED lighting for vending machines in product displays for all new purchases of machines for beverage products in cans and PET bottles, starting from 2012. It was made under the Coca-Cola system's global business guiding principle, "Live Positively," and as part of its environmental initiatives for a sustainable society. The Coca-Cola system has cooperated with voluntary action plans of the so...
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Hoesch Releases Ergo bathtub with LED lighting

The Ergo series will be available in different shape variants including rectangular, corner, oval and square. The different shapes of the bathtub provide a contemporary spin to the traditional design of the bathtub. All the bathtubs of this series are fitted with LED lights giving it a spa-like feeling. The company has designed the bathtub in a way that it can hold a maximum of four tub spots. The tub normally has eight Venturi jets, which on customer demand can be increased upto 26 Air-Inject jets. The tub's warm, whirly water renders a feeling of relaxing massage. Hoes...
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LED Lighting to be Tested in Cities Hosting Euro 2012

Recently, the Ukrainian cabinet is planning to set up LED illumination in cities to host the Euro 2012 European football championship. The premier said that light-emitting diode production should be organized in Ukraine in the next two or three years. The head of the state target program "Designing and introducing energy saving diode illumination," Viktor Sorokin, said that from September a joint Ukrainian-Korean company working on the production of light-emitting diodes will start operating....
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The 2011 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition Series I: The Largest-Scale LED Exhibition in the History

This year’s Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition broke the record of the largest-scale LED exhibition in the history, which was supported by 2,600 manufacturers, including ESTO Lighting (Austria), General Electric Company (America), Osram (Germany), Phillips (Netherlands), QSSI (America) and Reggiani (Italy), and attracted visitors from South Korea, Japan, Singapore, UK and America. The exhibition mainly focused on professional lighting, decorating lighting and lighting components with an exhibition space of 200 thousand square meters...
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LEDinside: Taiwanese Manufacturers May Benefit from Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Energy-saving Incentive

Due to increasing demand for LED lighting in Japan along with appreciation of Japanese yen, Taiwanese LED manufacturers are expected to receive purchase orders from Japan. For instance, OEM manufacturers, such as Delta and Cal-Comp Electronics can immediately benefit from these Japanese orders. Ledtech, China Electric, Unity Opto, and Lite-On Technology are also potential beneficiaries to receive orders. Additionally, the upstream LED manufacturers, including Epistar, Genesis Photonics, and Everlight can also benefit from current market development.
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LEDinside: LED Perspective from Hsiang-Jui Wu, General Manager of Advanced Lighting Solutions SBU, Opto SBG, Lite-On Technology

Lite-On Technology is the most experienced and largest optoelectronics supplier for the semiconductor industry. Since its establishment in 1975, it has been keeping the development and management of LED business, which is regarded as its core business. Lite-On has not only succeeded in enlarging its product scope but also presented remarkable performance in diversified LED application products. LEDinside is honored to have invited Hsiang-Jui Wu, General Manager of Advanced Lighting Solution SBU, Opto SBG, Lite-On Technology to share his experiences and achievements in LED package business of these years. 
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LEDinside: LED Perspective from Mr. Feng-Ren Chien, Chairman of Formosa Epitaxy

Formosa Epitaxy is specialized in LED chip and wafer production, its product lines including blue, green, UV LED chips. Currently, Formosa Expitaxy is not only holding a significant role in the LED backlight market through joint-ventures with the downstream panel makers, but also actively tapping into the lighting market. Recently, it has further forged a strategic partnership with Mitsui&Co., LTD, one of the Japanese largest enterprises, receiving much attention from the LED market and industry. In the increasingly fierce competition in LED industry, Formosa Epitaxy has found out its outlets by means of joint venture and alliance.
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LIGHTFAIR International 2011 Opens To Massive Crowds in Philadelphia, Breaks Record Again

LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, set new records in the newly expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center—its 2011 show location. On Tuesday, opening day, thousands of attendees spread throughout the exhibit hall ready to discover the most innovative products on LFI’s largest trade show floor. LFI once again broke its record, welcoming the 2011 attendees to an impressive show floor with more than 200,000 net  square feet of space—the largest in i...
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LEDinside: LED Perspective from President & CEO of Everlight, Robert Yeh

  LEDinside: LED Perspective from President & CEO of Everlight, Robert Yeh Taiwan has built a strong LED landscape following the specialization model under the combined efforts of all LED makers. Everlight Electronics, the Taiwan-based leading LED package maker has not only successfully expand its product lines but also make remarkable achievements in the brand management and bidding markets. This is an honor for LEDinside to have invited Robert Yeh, President & CEO of Everlight to talk about the future development and strategies of Everlight.  
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LEDinside: LED Perspective from Mr. Roland Chiang, Director of Delta Electronics' Solid-state Lighting BU

Delta Group, with 40 years of history in the manufacture, started its business from power management products. Over the years, it has expanded its business into relevant products such as power supplies and fans while having adopted the diversification growth strategy to provide total solutions. In recent years, Delta has actively invested in the green energy field and achieved good performance in respect to the solar power, electric vehicle and LED areas. LEDinside had the honor to interview Roland Chiang, Delta’s Director of Solid State Lighting Business Unit, and talk about its LED lighting market strategy and plan.
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LEDinside: LED Perspective from Jason Wu, Chairman of Edison Opto

Aiming to become the leader of Taiwan’s LED lighting industry, Edison Opto has been committed to high power LED development over ten years. It has not only founded an LED component brand but also proposed Lighting Design Manufacturing Service (LDMS), the first integrated lighting service program of its kind in the industry to provide customers a series of lighting solutions. Besides, it has a unique insight into the channel management. LEDinside had the honor to invite Mr. Jason Wu, chairman of Edison Opto to talk about its product planning and channel strategy.
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LEDinside: LED Perspective from Dr. David Su, Chairman of Lextar

Lextar is the only LED manufacturer in Taiwan that adopts a business model which includes up, mid, downstream production lines and product applications. LEDinside had the honor to interview Lextar’s Chairman Dr. David Su and talked about the vertical integration strategy, the future development of the lighting market and the development strategies in the Chinese market. Dr. Su also sheds light on the current development of Taiwanese LED industry.
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Report on Lighting Fair 2011 – LED Light Bulbs

After the announcement of American Energy Star’s LED light bulb criteria, more and more LED light bulbs manufacturers shift their focus from luminous efficacy to luminous quality, with increasing emphasis placed on beam angle of LED light bulbs.
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Interview with Hajime Suzuki, Director of International Sales & Marketing at Reed Exhibition, the organizer of Lighting Japan

After visiting Lighting Japan 2011 exhibition, LEDinside gained vital insight into the definition of an excellent international exhibition: a comprehensive platform. How was Lighting Japan 2011 able to provide such a wide diversity of themes and contents? What does the future look like for exhibitions in the LED industry? LEDinside conducted an interview with Hajime Suzuki, Director of International Sales & Marketing at Reed Exhibition, the organizer of Lighting Japan, regarding the new trend in global lighting exhibitions.
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LEDinside: Increasing Backlight Demand in February to Compensate for Fewer Working Days

According to LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, sales revenues of public listed LED manufacturers in Taiwan totaled NT$7.347 billion(MoM-9.22%,YoY+18.1%) in February, 2011. Sales revenues of upstream chip manufacturers reached NT$3.471 billion(MoM-7.9%; YoY+23%) in February, 2011, up 23% compared to the same month of 2010. As for Taiwanese downstream LED package manufacturers, suffering from fewer working days in February, sales revenues reached NT$3.876 billion(MoM-10.3%,YoY+14%) , down 9.22% on month, but up 18.1% compared to the same month of 2010.
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The 5th (Guangzhou) International Road Lamp, Patio Lamp & Outdoor Lighting Fair

Exhibition Introduction The 5th China (Guangzhou) International Road Lamp, Patio Lamp & Outdoor Lighting Fair (RLF2011) is going to be held on Mar.30th –Apr.1st , 2011 in China Import & Export Fair, Pazhou Complex. Our committee sincerely invite you to attend RLF2011. The International Road Lamp, Patio Lamp & Outdoor Lighting Fair(RLF) is known as one of the best fairs in China,which is supported by China Municipal Engineering Association and other 26 domestic lighting associations and 12 overseas lighting associations such as ...
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Daiwa to sell houses equipped with Li-ion batteries

Daiwa House Industry Co Ltd is about to sell houses equipped with Li-ion rechargeable batteries and PV cell modules in about the spring of 2011 in Japan. By using PV cells to store electric power in rechargeable batteries during daylight hours, it is possible to drastically reduce the amount of CO2 emissions and light and fuel expenses. The company plans to utilize the HEMS (home energy management system) to controls the power consumptions of home electric appliances and LED lighting equipment.
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High current density, very low thermal resistance and low-profile mean that lighting equipment manufacturers can increase brightness while reducing system size Flat LED package for easy integration and closest mounting of optics to light emitt... READ MORE

Highlights: ・By enabling in-house production of laser diode chips for all three primary colors (RGB), a variety of customer requests can now be met. ・Accelerates the development and commercialization of higher efficiency and higher output produ... READ MORE