At the Investor Forum at Strategies in Light Europe next week, Digital Lumens CEO Tom Pincince will present an update on the SSL- and adaptive-controls- focused startup. Prior to the show he answered questions posed by Maury Wright and Katya Evstratyeva.
Kaz Maruyama, global industry director for lighting solutions at Dow Corning, states that the choice of silicone materials in LEDs can enable a more cost-effective efficacy boost than chip innovation in some cases.
Seeking to improve driver efficiency for portable power applications, Chris Glaser and Jim Chen explain a voltage-regulation technique known as high-side sensing, which eliminates the lossy sense resistor component by relying on a MOSFET.
Nichia and Everlight continue to scrap over intellectual property with the former taking new action, while Cree and Osram make executive appointments and The Connected Lighting Alliance will study commercial indoor SSL.
The new Oslon Square LED is designed to maintain color and lumen consistency even at temperatures as high as 135°C, enabling developers to use the emitters in enclosed indoor SSL products where high temperatures are typical.
The UK's largest city will also get the country's largest deployment of LED street lights by 2016 aiming for 40% energy savings, while a project in Rhode Island may change the thinking in the US on lighting ownership, and North East Lincolnshire pursues another significant UK project.
After recently entering a strategic partnership with Lynk Labs, Thomas Research Products has moved quickly to add a broad array of line-voltage, AC-LED light engines to its portfolio with availability slated for early 2014.
The UK-based semiconductor company says that it has doubled efficacy since shipping its first GaN-on-Si LEDs back in April, and that its roadmap includes eclipsing the efficacy advantage currently held by sapphire-based LEDs.