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.
Government Subsidies Decrease for China LED Chip Makers; Taiwan LED Chip Makers to Benefit from Reduced Price Pressure
China's LED chip makers have seen a large decrease in government subsidies this year, according to an article by Peoples Daily. Numerous companies have relied on the subsidies to offer lower prices. The market is currently facing overcapacity. Compani...
TechNavio, a market analysis firm owned by Research and Markets, predicts that Global Packaged GaN LED market will grow at a CAGR of 12.1 percent during 2012-2016. According to Technavio, one of the key contributors to this market growth is the increased adoption of packaged GaN LEDs in the lighting segment. Packaged GaN LEDs ...<br><br>Category: sslfin
Bellvue, Washington-based eMagin claims to have developed the world’s brightest family of lower power sipping and full color organic light emitting diode (OLED) microdisplays. eMagin contends that the luminance of its Color OLED-XLSTM, at 1000 ni...
QD Vision of Lexington, Massachusetts, a developer of quantum dot based LEDs, reports having achieved 19 cd/A efficiency and 18 percent external quantum efficiency. QD Vision’s latest QLED performance results are currently published in the 21 April 2...
Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota USA, has designed, manufactured and installed an integrated LED video display system for the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The display was installed at the home field of the Cedar Rapids Kernels, Veterans Memorial Stadium. The stadium is a 5,300 capacity facility that opened in 2002, replacing the original ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
Osram Opto Semiconductors Joins Project to Improve Functionality of Adaptive Forward Lighting Headlamps
Osram Opto Semiconductors is coordinating a project to develop the framework for adaptive forward lighting headlamps. The joint project, which is part of the “Photonics Research Germany” program, is in the “Integrated Microphotonics” Field of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (FMER).The goal of the project is to ...<br><br>Category: ledappstransauto
Verticle, an LED chip maker in Silicon Valley with production in Korea, has come out with a hexagonally shaped UV-LED on a copper substrate that can be driven at high current. The chip employs what the company calls Chemical Chip Separation Technology between the Cu substrate and the GaN-based UV-LED. Verticle points out that ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgpower
Vishay Intertechnology Introduces 850 nm and 940 nm IR Emitters and Silicon PIN Photodiode for Infrared Touch Panels
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. of Malvern, Pennsylvania USA, has introduced two new high-speed 850 nm and 940 nm infrared emitters and a package-matched high-speed silicon PIN photodiode with high radiant sensitivity from 780 nm to 1050 nm. The VSMG10850, VSMB10940, and VEMD10940F offer an ultra-wide ± 75° angle of half intensity ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgstd
Neuchatel – CSEM has joined a recently launched €11.2 million European initiative to help bring flexible OLEDs to market. The project, known as Flex-o-Fab, will create a pilot-scale manufacturing line for flexible OLEDs and use it to develop reliab...
As a result of a midnight premier of Star Trek - Into Darkness last night (this morning, technically), the forward-looking technology thoughts are flowing judiciously. Apparently I walked into the conclusion of the discussion on when and where th...
SSL fixtures installed in roadway curbs and adjustable LED spotlights for pedestrian and vehicular tunnels preserve the historic look of Nîmes while providing effective route markers and ambiance.
Adaptive SSL implementations will be capable of varying the range of headlights based on vehicle speed or widening the beam to illuminate sidewalks in city driving.
A violet LED combined with red, green, and blue phosphors yields a lamp that Verbatim says will render fine details and color nuances in objects better than other white-LED approaches.
Lumileds targets reduction in LED component count for lamps with mid-power devices that integrate two emitters.
Everlight Electronics based in Shulin, New Taipei City, Taiwan, introduced the ultra-thin 5630D mid power LED series. The 5630D mid power LED series (part number 62-217D) is especially suited for LED light bars, standard and omni-directional LED light ...
LIGHTFAIR International is the US's largest annual lighting event, held on the east coast in odd year, and more westerly (Las Vegas) on even years. We've been attending for the last 8 years or so, and really appreciate the event as a "ben...
Northern Illinois University Upgrades Huskie Stadium with Daktronics Integrated Video and Sound System
Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota USA, reports that Northern Illinois University will be getting a new integrated video and audio system designed, manufactured and installed by Daktronics. “We are really excited about the scoreboards and aud...
Larson Electronics has released the LEDLB-24E-UV-365NM ultraviolet LED light for curing applications. According to the company, the compact UV light is designed to provide a cost effective alternative to 400 watt UV bulbs used for curing coatings and primer. <p>The LEDLB-24E-UV-365NM ultraviolet LED light bar from Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com reportedly combines high intensity with an IP68 ...<br><br>Category: ledappsmedical
Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Semiconductors, Beijing, and University of Hong Kong have used strain engineering to improve the light output of Green LEDs. The researchers improved the light output of a 530nm green...
Philips Lumileds introduced the LUXEON 3535 2D. Combining two LED chips into a single package, Lumileds states the new package enables a reduction in LED count by 50% in retrofit lamps, consumer downlights and diffuse industrial lamps. The Luxeon 3535 2D achieves 140 lm/W efficiency for cool white light at ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgpower
Engineered Material Systems, a global supplier of electronic materials for circuit assembly applications based in Delaware, Ohio USA, debuted its CA-105 Low-Cost Conductive LED Die Attach Adhesive. The Conductive LED Die Attach Adhesive is for attaching LEDs and other small semiconductor die to silver and copper lead frames. <p> The company notes ...<br><br>Category: ledcompoptics
CrystAl-N, a German maker of AlN crystals is shifting its production from 1-inch to 2-inch AlN and accepting pre-orders of the new material. CrystAl-N is accepting pre-orders now. The company was founded in 2010 as a spin-off of Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. The company says that its AlN substrates will boost the efficiency of ...<br><br>Category: inframaterialsubstrate
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has announced four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants targeting advances in OLED lighting technology. The FY13 Release 2 Phase I awards will explore the technical merit or feasibility of an ...
Litecontrol, Plextronics, InnoSys, and Universal Display win funding for various OLED research projects as the DOE seeks to push the SSL technology toward broader commercialization.
Everlight Electronics has expanded its mid-power LED family with new components targeting retrofit lamps and light bars, while Philips Lumileds, LG Innotek, and Samsung made new LED announcements at LFI.
LED-based lighting is saving 71 trillion BTUs across ten identified applications, but those savings could increase more than 50 fold with a complete transition to SSL.
Dow Corning accepted two LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) Innovation Awards Tuesday. Specifically, Dow Corning beat 307 contenders to earn the prestigious Technical Innovation Award, described by LFI as one of its top honors for outstanding achievement in...
Since the start of 2013, Boston's South Station, the city's largest train station and intercity bus terminal, has shown off its new large-format, hanging LED advertising screens. Daktronics Inc., designed and manufactured each of the two LED displays that measure approximately 10-feet high by 18-feet wide and have 6 millimeter pixel spacing. Blue Outdoor, ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
Heliospectra Chosen to Supply LED Lighting For Plant Cultivation Studies by Institute of Space Systems
Institute of Space Systems has chosen Heliospectra to supply lighting systems, to study cultivation of plants in remote locations (such as Anartica) or in space. Heliospectra specializes in smart LED lighting systems for plant science and horticulture applications. The Institute of Space Systems is the Bremen site of the German ...<br><br>Category: ledappsmedical
After a year of research and development, Klauf Lighting of Lewes, Deleware has introduced the Klauf light bar. Uniquely, the light bar takes advantage of remote phosphor technology. The warm white light is also leverages better dimming technology that is compatible with standard inexpensive dimmers. The luminaire has an extruded aluminum housing and a ...<br><br>Category: ledlumarea
The show for Grammy Award winning New York based indie pop band, Fun was augmented with XL Video supplied LED screens, cameras, Hippotizer media servers. Paul Normandale created the video and lighting design. Normandale was asked by management to come up with an inventive concept specifically for the sold-out Hammersmith Apollo show on the ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
Hitachi Cable has developed a new mass-production technology for GaN-templates. The process grows high-quality GaN single-crystal thin film on a sapphire substrate. The company plans to start selling these templates. The company says that using the templates as a base substrate for an epitaxial wafer for white LEDs allows drastic improvement in productivity of ...<br><br>Category: inframaterialsubstrate
Luminus Devices to Supply Big Chip LEDs for Vision X Lighting’s Long Throw Spot Lighting Applications
Luminus Devices, Inc. a maker of big chip LEDs and Vision X Lighting announced a strategic partnership to develop and produce LED technology for lighting applications that are currently dominated by High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamp technology. The companies expect that the collaboration between Luminus, a producer of high brightness LEDs, and Vision X ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgpower
Cooledge and Dow Corning took top spots in the Lightfair Innovation Awards for SSL enabling technologies, winning both individual categories against stiff competition and gaining special recognition from the judges.
At Lightfair, Texas Instruments and Cirrus Logic announced new LED driver IC families for SSL products while Marvell announced another retrofit lamp design win in 3M-branded LED bulbs.
Cree announces another good financial quarter while new or amended partnerships dominate the LED component business headlines around the Lightfair event.
Mass production of GaN template wafers based on sapphire substrates could free LED manufacturers' MOCVD reactors for more LED production and lower component cost helping drive the deployment of SSL.
The combination of TIR lenses, a reflecting chamber, and a diffuser-like microlens array deliver greater light output, better beam control, and less glare in SSL street lights according to a team of researchers from Taiwan and Mexico.
Hubbell's Kim Lighting division took yet another approach to networks and controls at Lightfair tapping Bluetoooth for an in-grade LED-based product, while the Kurt Versen and Hubbell Building Automation units each won LFI Innovation awards.
The consumer-electronics stalwart hopes to leverage its position in smartphones and home electronics while adding ZigBee-based SSL to the mix, and also used Lightfair as a platform to launch new packaged LEDs and LED modules.
At a Lightfair press conference, GE Lighting reveals wireless network for outdoor lighting and Los Angeles LED street-light pilot, and discusses consumer retrofit lamps.
The EMerge Alliance Group will present new members and new products and host an accredited educational session on DC power grids for LED-based lighting at Lightfair International.
Intematix of Fremont, California, an innovator of patented phosphors and phosphor components for LED lighting, has been awarded a new U.S. patent. Specifically, the company was awarded U.S. patent number 8,376,580, which covers LED-based lighting syst...
It's about time... The DOE recently completed a exploratory study on Recessed Troffer Lighting, and concluded that they could actually be considered a viable replacement, with some reservations. That's a big step forward from the no-no-no posi...
Nanotechnology company, Cambrios Technologies Corporation Sunnyvale, California and Novaled, of Dresden, Germany, a developer and supplier of OLED technology, announced the creation of a metal grid free large area (10 cm by 10 cm) OLED lighting using C...
Bridgelux, announced the commercial availability of the VeroTM LED array. Vero will also be showcased at the LightFair International exhibition April 23-25 in Philadelphia. The new Vero LED arrays have a 20 percent higher lumen output than existing Bridgelux LED arrays, and operate at 110 lumens per watt in typical efficacy, compared to 95 ...<br><br>Category: ledmodarray
Two LED displays comprised of Daktronics panels were strategically located for the inaugural Rally Against Domestic Abuse at Dallas City Hall Plaza on March 23. Attendees could view the A-list spokespeople supporting the cause on the Daktronics LED sc...
Royal Philips Electronics of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, announced a tube lighting (TL) replacement TLED laboratory prototype that produces a record 200 lumens per watt of high-quality white light. Compared with 100-110lm/W for fluorescent lighting (and just 15lm/W for traditional incandescents) the prototype TLED lamp ...<br><br>Category: ledlamplinear
Philips has introduced it newest high-power emitter, the Luxeon Z ES. The Luxeon Z ES offers extremely high color consistency through a 1-step MacAdam ellipse in warm white color options. It has a micro-footprint, undomed design and full spectrum availability. The company says it enables high lumen density solutions with precise optical control. It ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgpower
Lumex of Carol Stream, Illinois, announced the launch of its new TitanBrite 2W UV LED. Lumex claims that the 2W UV LED offers energy savings of 70% and space savings of up to 90% compared to alternative technologies. It is available in a standard 405nm wavelength (purple), it provides 2x the power output of ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgpower