|The most popular news stories of 2008 on LEDs Magazine.com 31 Dec|
|The Top Ten most visited news stories on LEDs Magazine’s web site for 2008 include articles on LED performance and new commercial products. |
|Cree settles patent litigation with Bridgelux
|The two companies agree to a licensing arrangement and supply agreement.|
|DOE announces revisions in Energy Star requirements for SSL 23 Dec|
|Version 1.1 provides performance criteria for LED luminaires in several new applications, while some of the criteria for Category A apps listed in Version 1 have been postponed for more comment.|
|Osram forms new company through joint venture, wins LEDs projects 22 Dec|
|Osram starts new company with Traxon Technologies, and Advanced Thermal Devices Inc. has chosen Osram OS' Golden DRAGON LEDs for two Taiwan projects.
|UK project to develop sound LED lighting practices in construction industry 18 Dec|
|High Technology Lighting and the U. of Salford will collaborate on the 12-month, government-sponsored project.|
|Finnish company OptoGaN acquired by Onexim for LED lighting joint venture 18 Dec|
|The JV is aimed at creating a production company in Russia for next generation lighting based on GaN semiconductor chips.|
|DOE releases Phase III of Oakland Demonstration Report on LED street lights 17 Dec|
|Energy savings increased by 25% relative to Phase II (LED luminaire wattage dropped from 78 W to 58 W) and by 52% relative to the baseline system (from 121 W to 58 W).|
|Pittsburgh councilman releases plan to convert city street lights to LEDs 17 Dec|
|If the city approves the proposal, it would save taxpayers more than $2.5 M annually and allow manufacturers to submit test products.|
|DOE's L Prize Competition adds nine utility and efficiency program partners 16 Dec|
|More programs and incentives will reward winning LED products with ready-made markets.
|Worldwide OLED revenues up 60% year-to-year in 3Q08, report says
|DisplaySearch report reveals OLEDs still face strong price competition from LCDs.|
|ilumisys, Altair obtain favorable ruling on LED lighting technology patent 10 Dec|
|An issued patent made claims related to replacing fluorescent tubes with LEDs, and these claims were revoked based on ilumisys’ existing patent.
|Osram Sylvania to introduce LED headlight package 09 Dec|
|The Joule LED standardized module product line is expanding to the front of the car in 2009.|
|Rolling out OLED flexible displays for the mass market 08 Dec|
|European researchers have developed a cost-effective method for manufacturing flexible displays in much the same way that newspapers are printed.
|DOE launches new consumer and manufacturer web pages for EnergyStar SSL 05 Dec|
|This week, the DOE has unveiled informational consumer web pages on Energy Star's SSL program and is allowing manufacturers to submit products for qualification online.
|LightFair 2009 conference to present largest lineup of seminars 05 Dec|
|Seventy-five unique courses will be held at LFI’s 20th annual conference in May in New York City.
|Carmanah receives order for solar-powered LED aviation lights 04 Dec|
|The $700K contract will provide a stand-alone system to Airport De Guiria in Venezuela.|
|Universal Display and SFC enter into OLED materials agreement 03 Dec|
|Their collaboration will focus on developing and commercializing highly-efficient phosphorescent OLED material systems for displays and lighting.|
|Philips products to illuminate world's first entirely LED island-"nation" 02 Dec|
|A three-acre island off the Connecticut coast will achieve net zero energy as its property is converted exclusively to LED lighting.
|PhotonStar develops color changeable, intelligent luminaire 01 Dec|
|PhotonStar LED Ltd has demonstrated a prototype luminaire with high efficiency and high Ra of 96 at 2700K, and a tunable white color temperature range of 2500K to 10,000K. |