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.
Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota USA, delivered four Digital Street Furniture LED video displays to the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) in La Jolla, California. UC San Diego is the first college campus to receive this LED displa...
Picosun Oy of Finland, an (ALD) equipment manufacturer, announced the launch of the new Picosun P-200 batch ALD system. The P-200 ALD tool is specifically optimized for fast and efficient manufacturing of MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems, e.g. sensors and actuators), LEDs, and power electronics components. The P-200 ALD tool is designed for wafer size 150 ...<br><br>Category: infraequipprocess
Intematix Corporation, a Fremont, California-based innovator of patented phosphor solutions for LED lighting, announced the volume shipments of their remote phosphor component that enables 150W equivalent LED retrofit lamps. The new remote phosphor product for 150W LED retrofit lamps adds to the product family that already enables 40W, 60W, 75W and 100W bulb replacements ...<br><br>Category: ledlampspotflood
Christie®, a a visual display company of Cypress, California USA, has launched the Christie Mirage WQ-L, an LED-based 1-chip with DLP® projection system offering 2D or 3D WQXGA (2560 by 1600) resolution. The device is powered by an 800 ANSI lumens light engine for sharp images and exceptionally accurate and lifelike colors. The LED ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
If memory serves, it was sometime in the 2009-2010 time frame when we opined that LEDs themselves were not the weak link in the chain any more and that a lot of attention should turn to the drivers/power systems. While it certainly is possible to make bad LED choices, or ...<br><br>Category: ledlumcontrol
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science has announced a funding opportunity for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs that may be of interest to the solid-state lighting (SSL) community. The DOE is requesting that the SSL community submit grant applications for fiscal year 2014 ...<br><br>Category: ledresgovt
Universal Display and Philips Technologie GmbH Announce Collaboration and Evaluation Agreement for OLED Lighting
Universal Display Corporation of Ewing, New Jersey USA, announced a collaboration and evaluation agreement with Philips Technologie GmbH, Business Center OLED Lighting (“Philips”). The agreement follows on the heels of the company's announcement la...
LED Engin, Inc., a maker of LEDs emitters based in San Jose, California USA, has combined its LZ4-Plus emitters and Gaggione 8 to 45-degree zoom optics. LED The LZ4-Plus are compact, 4-die RGBW emitters for wash lamps and follow spots. The company claims that they can be driven to 1.5A per die to ...<br><br>Category: ledmodarray
D3 LED, LLC (D3) of New York, a maker of turnkey LED display and lighting solutions, introduced two custom indoor 4mm high-resolution LED displays at the opening of a new flagship store in San Francisco's Union Square for U.S. specialty retail apparel chain Express Inc. Using its new indoor 4mm high-resolution LED display solution, ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
Universal Display Corporation of Ewing, New Jersey USA, a developer of the PHOLED®, announced that the European Patent Office (EPO) revoked the patent previously allowed by the lower EPO, EP patent number 1449238 (the EP '238 patent). The patent revoc...
Seoul Semiconductor has introduced the new Z5-M1 series LED modules. The company claims that the new series of LED modules ensure a reduction in luminaire development costs. Seoul Semiconductor says that the new modules leverage the company's new phosphor coating technology for the best possible color over angle homogeneity. The new Z5-M1 series has ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgpower
Osram has launched the new Ostar Medical, an LED component with a high color-rendering index (CRI) of 95 that allows the adjusting of the white's color temperature. Osram asserts that this makes it ideal for medical applications such as lighting operating rooms, where a precisely controlled chromaticity coordinate and high natural color rendering are ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgpower
Royal Philips Electronics and Desso a carpet company have announced a partnership agreement to develop solutions that combine LED lighting with light transmissive carpet. According to Philips, the solution will transform the way people interact with information and their environment in offices, hotels, conference centers and other public buildings. The companies say that the agreement ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
SemiLEDs Corporation of Chunan, Taiwan, a world leader in vertical LED technology solutions, has introduced the 10-Watt M63 RGBW integrated 6363 LED. The 4-channel M63 RGBW reportedly provides over 410 total lumens of combined red, green, blue and white light output. The LED measures just 6.3mm x 6.3mm dimensions. The company says that this ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgpower
The US Department of Energy concluded that all 38 models of PAR38 lamps tested surpass halogen lamps in terms of energy efficiency. Subjective testing of some models by IES members determined that single emitters performed best.
While Digital Lumens focused its SIL Europe presentation on adaptive controls as expected, it was surprising to hear both Dialight and Xicato make lighting networks and controls a central theme of their Investor Forum presentations.
In applications such as operating rooms, high-CRI SSL products render colors naturally for more accurate procedures, and the new Osram product also supports color tuning.
Feit has already delivered a three-way 150W-equivalent LED lamp, through retailer Lowes, that utilizes the new Intematix optic, adding to lower-lumen packages announced earlier.
During the Strategies in Light Europe Investor Forum, TSMC discussed its phosphor-on-die approach to LEDs while Seoul Semiconductor discussed the market opportunity and homogenous substrate development.
The new Z5-M1 family of high-power LEDs offers SSL product developers 132 lm/W in warm white and 150 lm/W in cool white in a standard 3535 surface-mount package.
Zhaga has made the Book 7 specification for square or rectangular SSL modules, for use in indoor fixtures such as troffers, and the Book 8 specification for downlight LED modules available for public use.
(Updates made 11/8) With news this week from "phosphor solution provider" Intematix that they had achieved a 203 lumen/Watt light engine using a remote phosphor approach (story here), it would seem to be a decent opportunity to shine the proverbial ...
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi) of Columbia, South Carolina, will be introducing a new line of disinfection cases for phones, tablet computers and other mobile devices at Medica tradefair in Dusseldorf on November 20th to 23rd. The disinfecti...
Excelitas Technologies of Waltham, Massachusetts USA, an optoelectronics supplier to OEMs announced that it has acquired Lumen Dynamics, a privately-held volume manufacturer of lamp and LED-based UV curing and fluorescence illumination systems. The ter...
Cheil Industries to Invest $1.7 Billion Through 2016 in Materials Business Including Materials for OLEDs
According to a November 7th, regulatory filing, Cheil Industries, a Samsung Group company specializing in textiles, will invest up to 1.8 trillion won (about $1.7 billion) for the next three years in its electronic and chemical materials business. The investment will reportedly be used to focus on OLEDs, rechargeable battery ...<br><br>Category: oleds
Sony has come out with new professional OLED-based computer monitors. The new models (PVM-A250, 25" and PVM-A170, 17") are approximately 40% thinner in depth and 40% lighter in weight compared to previous Sony models. The newly designed monitors were the result of Sony completely re-engineering them. Sony reportedly made numerous changes from the chassis ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
The developing field of optogenetics uses micro-LEDs and light activated genes to control individual brain cells. For example, scientists can take a light-activated gene targeted at a particular type of neuron and insert the gene into a mouse. Then, shining light into the animal’s brain can either get neurons to fire or inhibit their ...<br><br>Category: ledappsmedical
AOTO, a Shenzhen, China-based company has created the first 3D LED display that doesn't require 3D glasses, in a ceremony for its 20th anniversary. Aoto equipped the glasses-free 3D LED display with its latest patented technology, including processing depth technology to achieve a more even anaglyph pixel arrangement, referring to the ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP), Germany, collaborated with mechanical engineering company MBRAUN to develop a production facility that could fabricate inexpensive OLEDs and organic solar cells on an industrial scale. Usually, OLED fabrication requires an expensive process involving the vaporization of small molecules in a high vacuum. The researchers claim ...<br><br>Category: oleds
The U.S. Departement of Energy has published a CALiPER report about the subjective evaluation of PAR 38 lamps. The report is the first in a series of four special investigations designed to extend the findings of CALiPER Application Summary Report 20: LED PAR38 Lamps, which was published late last year. The new report, CALiPER ...<br><br>Category: ledresgovt
An AC-LED partnership between Lynk Labs and Thomas Research Products; funding announcements from Ledzworld, EcoSense, and Once Innovations; and new large-diameter patterned sapphire substrates from Rubicon top the recent SSL news space.
Products with digital dimming technology and communications with switches and sensors with no new wires are realizable with the new Dialog Semiconductor SmarteXite family of Ledotron-compatible ICs.
LED-based lighting will enable higher illuminance levels on iconic artwork in famed Rome cathedral while preserving the historically-significant work and utilizing 60% less energy.
The combination of LED light engine, heat sink, and driver in the CertaFlux DL-S module enable SSL product developers to deliver SSL downlights to market quickly.
Philips Lumileds Luxeon T/TX LEDs combined with an Intematix remote-phosphor optic deliver light source efficacy of 203 lm/W in an SSL module developed by the duo as a technology demonstration.
Tridonic has introduced the new Talexxengine Stark New DLE LED module and two new Lureon Rep OLED modules. The TALEXXengine STARK NEW DLE system, is comprised of an LED downlight module and associated converter (dimmable or non-dimmable). Tridonic says it is 80 percent more cost effective and at ...<br><br>Category: ledmodarray
Sylvania Automotive Lighting introduced its new Zevo Automotive LED Lighting line. According to the company, the Zevo Automotive LED Lighting line brings the customized style and signature look of LED technology on high-end vehicles to the aftermarket. Sylvania says its new product line mimics the original equipment lighting look of luxury vehicles in terms ...<br><br>Category: ledappstransauto
Intematix Corporation, a manufacturer of phosphor solutions based in Fremont, California USA, and Philips Lumileds announced a remote phosphor-based LED lighting module with a claimed 203 lumens per watt efficacy. Philips and Intematix say that they be...
GT Advanced Technologies announced that it has entered into a multi-year supply agreement with Apple Inc. to provide sapphire material. The sapphire material will specifically not go into LEDs. It will go into screens and lenses of Apple products. GT will own and operate ASF® furnaces and related equipment to produce the material at ...<br><br>Category: inframaterialcrystal
Leroy Bennett’s lighting design for the current Nine Inch Nails Tension 2013 tour utilizes the largest installation of Ayrton MagicPanel™602 fixtures to date. Nine Inch Nails is promoting its new album Hesitation Marks following a successful summer festival tour across Europe, the Far East, and the American industrial rock project.Nine Inch Nails is currently on ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
Nichia Corporation received the written judgment of the Beijing No.1 Intermediate People’s Court. Previously, the Patent Reexamination Board, which is under the direct supervision of the SIPO of China, held that Nichia’s Chinese patents ZL97196762.8 and ZL03159595.2 (known as “Nichia’s YAG patents”) are valid. A Taiwanese LED manufacturer, Everlight Electronics ...<br><br>Category: ledcompphossil
Before the start of the official NBA season each year, a selection of friendly pre-season basketball games are played. This year, ahead of the official season opener on October 29th, eight international games were held in Europe, Asia and South America. Event producer, STS Touring Productions selected XL Video to supply the LED screens ...<br><br>Category: ledappsdisplay
Philips Lumileds has introduced the Luxeon UV family of LEDs. The company boasts that the family delivers the very highest system flux densities. Luxeon UV LEDs come in wavelengths of 380-430nm and are specifically designed for applications including ultraviolet curing, counterfeit detection, medical, industrial and specialty lighting. Each 2.2 mm squared LED is provided ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgpower
The new Ozone 150W LED driver series supports adaptive control technologies including DALI, PWM dimming, and 0–10V controls and is offered over a wide input range.
A leader in DC-based LED driver IC technology, Texas Instruments has now launched an IC that enables simple AC-driver SSL product designs.
Tridonic has extended both its LED-based modular Stark light engine family and its Lureon Rep OLED product line with higher-efficacy modules for SSL luminaire developers.
Researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara say that they have discovered how to formulate LED phosphors for better efficiency, while Cree has announced a licensing agreement with NNCrystal covering remote phosphor IP.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new report, Color Maintenance of LEDs in Laboratory and Field Applications. The DOE explained in a statement, that although concern for failure of LED lighting products has largely been focused on lum...
We headed out on a trek last week for a survey of LED lighting in a 'real world' that wasn't our own stomping grounds. Anyone with a stake in LED lighting adoption can be expected to have 'eyes up' to gauge the progress in their regular stomping grounds, as well ...<br><br>Category: ledappssigndirect
Toshiba has started sales of gallium nitride on silicon white LED packages that are being marketed as a cost-competitive alternative to current LED packages. Production of LED chips is typically done on 2- to 4-inch wafers with an expensive sapphire substrate. Toshiba and Bridgelux, Inc. have developed a process for manufacturing gallium nitride LEDs ...<br><br>Category: leddevpkgpower