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  • GE splits lighting business to form LED unit

    Posted: 2015-10-14 14:25:53 Hits: 578

    General Electric Co. will pluck the commercial LED business from its lighting unit and combine it with software, solar and energy storage to offer companies more efficient systems that are expected to propel revenue growth fivefold by 2020. Current, as GE calls the new business, will increase annual sales to about $5 billion in five years from its start at $1 billion. LED, or light-emitting diod...

  • DOE publishes Caliper report focused on tunable-white LED luminaires

    Posted: 2015-09-27 22:30:31 Hits: 503

    Initial testing of tunable SSL products was undertaken to understand the unique requirements of characterizing such products and uncovered substantial variations in performance of eight LED luminaires. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has published its first Caliper test report focused on white-point-tunable LED-based luminaires. "Report 23: Photometric testing of white-tunable luminaires&q...

  • Osram annouces retail-oriented COB LED to make colors pop

    Posted: 2015-08-26 13:52:11 Hits: 541

    Osram annouces retail-oriented COB LED to make colors pop The Brilliant Color addition to the Soleriq S 19 COB LED family is targeted at high-end retail applications where shop owners prefer fully saturated colors in product displays.   Osram Opto Semiconductors has announced the Brilliant Color addition to the Soleriq S 19 chip-on-board (COB) LED family. Brilliant Color is a spectral-enhanc...

  • ​Plessey has launched a range of LED ‘filaments’ based on GaN-on-Si die made in Plymouth

    Posted: 2015-08-03 16:23:41 Hits: 534

    “The filaments are designed for the surging filament bulb market where these replacement lamps have far better performance, but maintain the physical appearance of incandescent lamps,” said the firm. Called the PLF series, the chip-on-board filaments create the same amount of light as an incandescent filament, while consuming less energy and lasting longer. Terminations are unique, s...

  • ​IHS said 19 Percent Of Transportation Lamp Revenue Is LED

    Posted: 2015-08-03 16:17:39 Hits: 479

    Sector is also beginning to shift towards smart lighting  LED lighting is forecast to reach 19 percent of total lamp revenue in transportation lighting in 2015, according to the latest projections by IHS, Inc. The total worldwide revenue for office lamps is projected to reach $1.0 billion in 2015, of which $0.2 billion is anticipated to be LED. LED, which is increasing its market penetratio...

  • ​Cree recalls launched new LED T8 lamps for fluorescent replacement

    Posted: 2015-07-17 17:51:36 Hits: 494

    Lamp recall affects 700,000 SSL products intended for fluorescent replacement and Cree will supply new LED T8 tubes beginning in July or offer refunds. The Cree LED T8 tube family launched back in April has been found to have a design flaw that could result in a burn hazard, and Cree is voluntarily recalling 700,000 of the tubes and cooperating  with the US Consumer Product Safety Commissio...

  • Specific LED Lights Could Grow Veggies in Space

    Posted: 2015-07-03 15:15:02 Hits: 512

    Specific LED Lights Could Grow Veggies in Space A Purdue University study shows that targeting plants with red and blue LEDs provides energy-efficient lighting in contained environments, a finding that could advance the development of crop-growth modules for space exploration. Research led by Cary Mitchell, professor of horticulture, and then-master's student Lucie Poulet found that leaf let...

  • US DOE publishes consolidated SSL research and development plan

    Posted: 2015-06-09 12:36:06 Hits: 606

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced publication of the 2015 Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D Plan — a new document that consolidates elements of multiple documents from previous years. The new plan is largely based on roundtable meetings held going back to October at DOE SSL workshops, and is focused on research and development needs in both the LED and OLED technology areas. ...

  • Osram demonstrates wirelessly steerable LED downlight

    Posted: 2015-05-12 16:02:55 Hits: 442

    Individual control of 61 LEDs allows the OmniPoint SSL downlight to direct light on command over a relatively-wide maximum beam area with the control coming via a smartphone app. At LightFair International (LFI), Osram demonstrated a new LED downlight with a controllable or steerable beam. The OmniPoint prototype solid-state lighting (SSL) product enables a user to narrow or broaden the beam patt...

  • Cree announces residential-targeted LED T8, new rural outdoor fixture

    Posted: 2015-05-12 15:59:54 Hits: 400

    A 2700K-CCT LED T8 from Cree has hit Home Depot, while the company has released a new low-end outdoor fixture with a novel optical design for rural applications in the US.   Cree has announced the TW Series LED T8 tube product in North America with the ballast-compatible solid-state lighting (SSL) products due immediately at retailer Home Depot at just under $22. And on the outdoor front, Cre...

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