Solid state lighting is an expanding field, and the SSLNet is dedicated to keeping you up-to-date on all the latest developments. Below provides an aggregate of news from a number of sources that will be of interest to anyone working in the SSL field.
Since 2009, Osram Sylvania has been doing the industry the service of performing a USA "Socket Survey" through a professional research firm. While everyone may reach their own conclusions on cause and effect, what we fee are the most signif...
LUXeXceL Group, the Inventor of the Printoptical Technology, a 3D printing process to prototype and manufacture lenses and optical products, has announced that the company has raised money from investors. European investors Munich Venture Partners, ChrysalixSET and Filsa Capital closed a growth financing round in the Company. Munich Venture Partners, ChrysalixSET and Filsa Capital will ...<br><br>Category: ledcompoptics
Lighting for Tomorrow launched its twelfth consecutive annual competition at the Dallas Market, January 15-19. In 2014, Lighting for Tomorrow is looking for products that meet market price points such as LED A-lamps under $10, fixtures under $50, and high lumen LED A-lamps as part of the solid state lighting competition. Similar to ...<br><br>Category: sslresgovt
A flood of new competitors set to initiate or increase the production of active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) panels next year, according to IHS. Therefore IHS predicts that demand for materials used to make AMOLEDs is forecast to rise by nearly 27 percent in 2014. IHS predicts that the global market for AMOLED light-emitting ...<br><br>Category: oleds
Lighthouse and its partners have produced LED-based displays powered by LEDs from Durham, N.C.-based Cree including the 2013 display at Safeco Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners (Impact 16). At Safeco Field, ANC Sports Enterprises installed a Lighthouse display distributed by Panasonic which is the largest LED video screen in Major League ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
The BMBF-funded project IMAGE for the development of innovative printable electrode materials for high-efficient organic LEDs and solar cells or touch screens has been successfully completed. Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche completed the jointly funded project IMAGE (innovation printable electrode materials for high performance lighting devices ...<br><br>Category: oleds
LED and Visible Light Communications Could be Key to Indoor Location Market, According to ABI Research
While GPS (global positioning satellite) technology works well outside to give a person's location, finding your location indoors requires different technology. LED/visible light communication technology is one method of establishing a person's location indoors. While the indoor location market is relatively nascent, companies are already aggressively addressing next-generation, high accuracy (sub-5m) technologies to ensure they ...<br><br>Category: ledappscomm
Research and Markets notes, that LED-based device manufacturers are now getting the majority of their product differentiation in LED devices based on their choice of LED chips. This differentiation has placed increased significance on LED chip technology. One key metric in the manufacturer's choice of LED chips is its luminous ...<br><br>Category: sslfin
This summer, a monument to Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of the incandescent bulb, will reopen its doors after two years of renovations. The town, Edison, New Jersey was named after Edison, who was known as the "Wizard of Menlo Park" after his death in 1931. A museum and monument to him and ...<br><br>Category: ledlampglobe
Skyline Products who makes electronic fuel price displays, announced the new 86" LED price display. The 86" LED uses the same patented metal hoods as all Skyline Products LED signs, which Skyline claims creates superior contrast, protection, and readability. According to Skyline, the bold font of this new LED display along with its new ...<br><br>Category: ledappssigndirect
Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota USA, designed and manufactured two new LED video displays for Gentile Arena, home of the Loyola University Ramblers in Chicago. The displays were installed in August of 2013 in Chicago, Ill. “The installation of...
The tourist hotel complex (THC) Alpha in Moscow recently received a new facade wall-wash from Twenty First Light ltd, a Russian manufacturer of LED luminaire solutions. The luminaires are powered by SemiLEDs Corporation, C35 color and warm white LEDs. Twenty First Light developed three types of saturated purple and warm white spotlights for ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgpower
Market research firm Research and Markets forecasts that the global Chip on Board LED market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 40.71 percent over the period 2013-2018. The company contends that one of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the declining average selling price of LEDs. The Global ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgstd
QD Vision and ShineOn Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Integration of Color IQTM Optics into LCD Applications
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, QD Vision, Inc. and ShineOn Holding, Inc. announced a new partnership to provide integrated LED and Color IQTMoptical components that optimize total system performance in TV and monitor designs. QD Vision says that this collaboration will further facilitate the integration of its Color IQ optical components ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
Aixtron SE of Aachen, Germany, and Manz AG, a Reutlingen-based engineering company, have agreed to collaborate on developing further solutions for use in efficient organic light-emitting diode (OLEDs) production. The partners will be developing a new system based upon Aixtron's OVPD process technology to demonstrate efficient organic layer deposition up ...<br><br>Category: infraequipprocess
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. of Valvern, Pennsylvania USA, released a new series of power MiniLEDs in 2.3 mm by 1.3 mm by 1.4 SMD packages. The VLMx234 series of MiniLEDs utilizes the company's AllnGaP technology and offers a typical luminous intensity of 3500 mcd and maximum luminous intensity of 4900 mcd ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgstd
At the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, Sharp showcased an 85” screen size 8K glasses-free 3D TV for the first time in the United States. Sharp reportedly developed the TV's technology in partnership with Phillips and Dolby. Sharp claims that it allows consumers to enjoy the most realistic, immersive 3D ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
Belgium-based company, XL Video has announced an investment of more than 15 million US dollars in a range of new LED products and accessories to support its plans for growth in 2014. The investment has been made with a range of suppliers including Shenzhen-based Unilumin Group Co and its subsidiary Radiant Opto-Elec Technology Co ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
Holt Renfrew Partners with Gridcast Media Inc and NanoLumens to Add Custom Display to Toronto Yorkdale Store
Holt Renfrew, a chain of high-end Canadian department stores, has partnered with Gridcast Media, a Canadian visual communications consulting firm, to create one of the largest indoor LED display implementations within the Canadian retail industry. Gri...
IEEE Ranks Seoul Semiconductor as the 14th Patent Power Company Overall and First Among those in the LED Business
Seoul Semiconductor announced that on 23rd of December that the company was recognized for IEEE's Patent Power of its international patent portfolio. IEEE says that among the companies which manufacture LED components only, Seoul Semiconductor was ranked number one in IEEE/s 2013 Semiconductor Manufacturing Patent Power Ranking. Seoul Semiconductor was also ranked first ...<br><br>Category: sslfin
Consolidation Eminent as China’s LED Lighting Market to More Than Double to $7.4 Billion in 2017, According to Lux Research
Lux research predicts that China’s LED lighting market will more than double to $7.4 billion in 2017 from $3.1 billion. Lux research cites ongoing urbanization, local energy savings targets, and LED lighting price drops as growth drivers. The com...
Osram Opto Semiconductors of Munich, Germany, has now launched two new high-power versions of the Osram Ostar Projection for projectors with a brightness of up to 1700 lumens. They offer between 1000 and 8300 lumens depending on the color and the LED version. An antireflex coated glass cover instead of the usual lens, together ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
Daktronics, an LED display company based in Brookings, South Dakota, reports that 24 of 30 venues hosting college football bowl games will be enhanced with video displays or other equipment from Daktronics. With some venues being used for multiple games, Daktronics equipment will be in use for 28 of 35 total college football bowl ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
QD Vision, Inc. announced the newest family of its Color IQ™ optical component compatible with LCD systems utilizing 3mm light guide plates. The new optic represents a 25% width reduction compared to the company's previous offering. For this reason, the company claims that it is the thinnest and most cost-effective quantum dot, Full Gamut ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
DOE Issues Guidelines for Conducting and Sample Test Results for Highly Accelerated Life Tests Known as "Hammer Testing"
While lifetime in LEDs is how long an LED lasts until it emits no light, it is the useful lifetime that is important. A number of organizations have come out with procedures that give a good estimate of average lifetime based on a test of lumen maintenance. This is used to estimate useful ...<br><br>Category: sslresgovt
San’an Opto, an LED maker based in mainland China, reported that the company will purchase 20 single chamber or five four-chambered GaN MOCVD systems from global companies for its Xiamen subsidiary on Dec. 16, 2013. Xiamen San’an Opto received RMB 24 million (US$ 3.95 million) subsidies for four four-chambered ...<br><br>Category: infraequipprocess
Vishay Intertechnology of Malvern, Pennsylvania USA, has introduced a new family of LEDs in a PLCC-2 package. Vishay says the new product from its Optoelectronics Group can handle higher drive currents and thus produce improved luminous intensity. The new VLM.334..series LEDs, an advanced modification of Vishay’s VLM.31.. series, can reportedly incorporate larger chips is capable ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgstd
<I>As we come in for a landing on the year, a good chunk of the world is getting ready for Christmas. Given that 'jolly old elf', Santa Claus (Sant Nikolaas, Kris Kringle, Pere Noel, Grandfather Frost , Julemanden, Babbo Natale Santa no ojisan, and on), has a such wide impact ...<br><br>Category: ledappsextresid
Aixtron, the maker of deposition systems that started as a spin-off at RWTH Aachen University in Germany celebrated its 30th Anniversary. Since the company supplied its first research system to AEG in Ulm in 1984, Aixtron has sold around 3,000 deposition systems worldwide. The company benefited from demand for ever smaller, faster and more ...<br><br>Category: infraequipprocess
One big advantage to LED lighting is its ability to adjust the emission source from full to pretty low with few inherent challenges. That opens the door to a whole new paradigm in 'sizing the light'. In the simplest case, instead of having to specify different maximum lumen outputs, add ...<br><br>Category: ledappsenviron
Koch Industries, Inc. has completed its $7.2 billion acquisition of Molex Incorporated, a global electronic components company that produces among other things, connectors that help make LEDs and LED light engines interchangeable.The acquisition was fi...
For the 51st year, GE Lighting has designed and donated lighting for the National Christmas Tree, which is on display in President's Park, Washington, D.C. Inspired by a classic holiday poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” this year’s the tre...
Anchor Electricals, a subsidiary of Panasonic India, is reportedly looking to expand its LED lighting business. Last week the company opened an LED lighting experience center in Mumbai and announced plans for a similar center in Bangalore.<em>"Our next such showroom will be in Bangalore and we will continue expanding to other major cities in ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgpower
A Digitimes article sited Taiwan-based LED makers who said that the proportion of LED chips used in LED lighting will increase from 20% in 2012 to about 25% in 2013. The Taiwan LED makers predicted that the average luminous efficiency of LED bulbs reac...
Intematix Corporation of Fremont, California USA, a manufacturer of phosphor solutions for LED lighting, announced the commercial availability of ChromaLit® Linear, a remote phosphor. Remote phosphor is a lighting system architecture in which blue LEDs power a separate phosphor component. Intematix claims that LED lighting applications that use this architecture increase their light extraction and ...<br><br>Category: ledmodstring
Samsung Now Recruiting for LED Business; Dispels Rumors of Sell-Off of Samsung Sumitomo LED Materials (SSL)
According to Business Korea, Samsung Electronics, has begun recruiting LED industry professionals by targeting companies in korea and worldwide. The wide ranging recruiting is drawing LED/SSL industry attention. The company is reportedly looking to recruit for positions ranging from R & D departments to marketing. The company is also said to be looking for ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
Torrance, California-based LEDtronics®, Inc., reports that their custom LED lights have been an integral part of helping Gregg’s Customs grow and become internationally-known over the past decade. Since 2003, Gregg DesJardins has used LED lights...
IHS Inc predicts that the penetration of gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers into the LED market will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 69 percent from 2013 to 2020. IHS forecasts that by 2020, GaN-on-Silicon LEDs will accou...
The Lumination DI Series of downlights relies on the Infusion family of SSL modules that are compatible with the Book 5 Zhaga specification for socketable light engines.
The 2014 SSL R&D funding opportunities apply to LEDs and OLEDs across the three previously defined sectors of core technology research, product development, and US manufacturing.
LED-based spherical ornaments, traditional LED light strings, and commercial-grade GE Tetra Max LED products combine to efficiently light the US National Christmas tree located at President's Park in Washington, DC.
The Finiré fixture family from Lutron's Ivalo collection now includes a recessed luminaire based on Xicato modular LED light engines that allow Lutron to supply the same basic fixture with a range of CRI options.
The city of Baytown, Texas has installed around 350 Cree LEDway streetlights on freeways and separately Cree announced a new high-output streetlight while the San Francisco region is installing more SSL on the Bay Bridge and a prominent sustainability ...
ChromaLit Linear remote phosphor optics appear white in the off state and enable LED-based linear lighting systems that can produce 2000 lm per foot in CCTs ranging from 3000K to 5000K.
With the launch of the newest generation Philips Lumileds Luxeon Chip-On-Board (COB) LED modules there was an immediate need for a wide range of standard LED coolers (heat sinks). In the cooperation with Philips Lumileds, MechaTronix launched a range of standard LED heat sinks that MechaTronix refers to as LED coolers. MechaTronix says its ...<br><br>Category: ledcompheat
Nikkiso Co., Ltd., a maker of deep UV LEDs based in Japan, has announced that it has initiated shipments of commercial LED product samples emitting at a range of wavelengths in the UVB and UVC spectral regions for industrial, biomedical, and environmental applications. The company offers several power levels and ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgstd
In an amended complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on November 22, Nichia accused Everlight, Everlight’s subsidiaries Everlight Americas, Inc. (“Everlight Americas”) and Zenaro Lighting, Inc. (&...
Instrument Systems GmbH of Munich, Germany reports that it has delivered a landmark 5000th Array Spectrometer in the CAS 140CT Series in November 2013. This successful system is used for applications in spectral light measurement. The company notes that the CAS 140CT has also enjoyed a great deal of success in testing and calibration ...<br><br>Category: ledmanuftestchar
The DOE's CALiPER testing program examined omni directional and A-lamp LED lighting available with the Lighting Facts Label. The report is both encouraging and in some ways disappointing. They found a wide range of variation in the available LED-based A lamps in terms of luminous intensity distribution, color quality, dimming, ...<br><br>Category: sslresgovt
Lynk Labs Inc., has been granted another key patent by the US Patent Office. The patent covers vertical market segments of AC LED technology from the core AC LED circuits and powering methods to the lighting system level. The AC LED Patent # US 8,531,1...