Integration of more features on chip and transition to new materials technologies are two potential paths that LED manufacturers will pursue in attempts to lower LED-component or SSL-system cost, reports PAULA DOE.
Tunable lighting, networks and controls, thermal and optics advancements, the evolution of the LED, and business strategy were top-of-mind subjects for key industry executives at Lightfair, reports Maury Wright.
In artificially lit green houses with crops such as tomatoes, LED lighting can increase crop production and decrease power consumption, and PlantResearch in the Netherlands says the lights also increase the activity of the necessary pollinator bumble bees.
The Zhaga Consortium and the Global Lighting Association will partner to distribute information about Zhaga LED light engine standards, and the organization has begun certification for Books 4, 7, and 8 covering more LED lighting applications.
New RPI research proves the concept of integrating LED emitters on the same chip with other electronic components such as transistors, while other new research focuses on maximizing the light extraction efficiency of LEDs and lowering cost through simpler materials.
Panasonic launches expansion of its LED lighting business across Asia, Philips Lighting announced new Fortimo modules and licensing milestone, and Osram Sylvania and Comcast partner on adaptive home lighting.