OIDA outlines SSL roadmap
Discussing the OIDA's roadmap for solid-state lighting, Michael Lebby highlights the technical and industry advances needed to bring SSL technology to general purpose illumination.
Solid-state lighting market poised for dramatic growth
Improvements in white LED performance and price will attract the attention of larger lighting companies, LED-based fixture designs will become more efficient, and solid-state lighting products will greatly increase their penetration of the mainstream general illumination market, predict Robert Steele and Vrinda Bhandarkar of Strategies Unlimited.
LED streetlights help Toronto become brighter and greener
An installation of 16 LED streetlights in Toronto's Exhibition Place demonstrates reduced energy usage and improved light quality.
Strategies in Light sees LEDs pushing the boundaries of lighting
In its eighth year, the Strategies in Light conference continued to address key issues in the LED marketplace.
Hunter seeks realistic LED performance data
The keynote speaker at Strategies in Light did not hold back in his view that the LED industry needs to urgently address the inaccurate representation of LED performance in the industry.
Standards required for further penetration of solid state lighting
The solid-state lighting industry urgently needs standards to assist its growth and to avoid hype and negative reactions. The good news, says Kevin Dowling, is that standards work is proceeding rapidly in a number of directions.
Colour compensation for LED technology enables colour-constant RGB luminaires
Deviations in luminous flux and hue occur during LED production, but colour compensation technology allows luminaire manufacturers to provide colour-constant products for demanding applications, writes Thomas Schielke, ERCO Leuchten.
LED backlights to feature in 14% of all large LCDs by 2010
LED backlight units are just beginning to appear in large-size commercial LCD panels, says Brian Bae of Displaybank, but the penetration rate will increase dramatically in the next few years.
NEWS & ANALYSIS
• Philips to acquire TIR Systems
• "Ban the Bulb" calls echo around the world
• Cree buys Cotco
• GELcore becomes Lumination
• Ford and Element Labs license from Color Kinetics
• DOE invites participation in SSL demonstrations
• Konica Minolta and GE commercialize OLED lighting
• Renaissance enables user control
NEWS - DEVICES
• Luxeon Rebel redefines dimensions of power LEDs
• Cree announces "lighting-class" warm white LEDs
• Seoul updates Acriche light source