Time for the LED industry to come clean
FUNDING + PROGRAMS
DOE workshops create tools to build a strong SSL industry
The latest DOE workshop in Portland, OR, continued the invaluable job of communicating DOE’s SSL program goals to the industry, reports Brian Owen. Plus:
• DOE and NGLIA advocate quality in SSL
• Lifecycle analysis of SSL technologies
Although the Olympics had plenty of human celebrities, the real stars of the show were the LEDs. Here is a brief review of some of the places where LEDs were used, including the Beijing National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) and the Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest).
BluGlass opens pilot plant to demonstrate LED growth process
Australia’s Environment Minister says that BluGlass technology fits well with the country’s intention to move towards energy-efficient lighting, reports Tim Whitaker.
LED chips set new R&D records
Over the summer, both Philips Lumileds and Osram Opto Semiconductors unveiled some pretty impressive lab results for power LEDs.
China SSL highlights national focus on solid-state lighting
At its annual forum, the Chinese LED industry showed it is addressing product quality and reliability issues, developing standards and trying to deal with patent issues, reports Robert Steele.
Design considerations for intelligent, color-changeable LED luminaires
Purpose-designed LED modules built using chip-on-board technology
are capable of demonstrating very high efficiency and high color
rendering index, according to James Mckenzie and Majd Zoorob.
New York firm & LSG to build prototype LED streetlights
Under a $1.175M contract, OVI and LSG will produce and test 6 LED
prototype streetlights for New York City, reports Julie MacShane.
Illumination and LCD backlighting are major drivers for growth
A new report indicates healthy growth for lighting applications using LEDs, while the increasing demand for LED backlights in LCD panels is providing a boost for Taiwan’s LED industry, writes Tim Whitaker.
UK incentives for LED lighting
Andre Dobraszczyk of Lighthouse Electronics describes how two incentive schemes will assist the penetration of LEDs into the UK lighting market.
NEWS + VIEWS
• Sharp introduces new commercial LED fixtures
• Cree reports record revenue
• Lighting Science Group acquires Lamina Lighting
• CoolLED Ltd. signs licensing agreement with Carl Zeiss
• Lynk Labs enters LED device market with Tesla AC LEDs
• Nichia and Seoul continue to lock horns
• LEDs in close encounter on Independence Day