20170329_human

Human-centric lighting reduces drug reliance at Danish psychiatric hospital

Doctors, nurses, therapists report a calming effect from the Chromaviso circadian lighting system. Professional staff at a Danish psychiatric hospital have administered fewer drugs and noticed a marked reduction in patient outbursts and disturbances following the installation of a human-centric lighting (HCL) system that tunes brightness and color temperatures to a pattern conducive with daytime […]

20170327_nanorod

Nanorod LEDs with Two Functions Could Make Multifunctional Displays

Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks to new LED arrays that can both emit and detect light. Made of tiny nanorods arrayed in a thin film, the LEDs could enable new interactive functions and multitasking devices. Researchers at the University of Illinois at […]

20170324_ledvance

Osram completes LEDvance sale to Chinese consortium for €500 million

The Munich giant takes another big step out of the rough-and-tumble bulb business. Meanwhile, new co-owner MLS is expected to provide LEDvance with better chip pricing. With regulatory concerns now cleared in three countries, Osram has completed the sale of its LEDvance lamps group to an investor-led Chinese consortium for around €500 million ($529 million), […]

20170313_opto

LED Drivers and IC Optoelectronic Components to Double in Revenue by 2023

Companies such as Nichia Corporation, Avago Technologies, Infineon Semiconductors N.V., and OSRAM have all shown a high level of interest in strategic business alliances in the form of mergers and acquisitions in the optoelectronic components market, finds Transparency Market Research (TMR) in a new study. Additionally, there already exist a large number of regional optoelectronic […]

20170311_lec

LEC Lyon turns 40

(France) – French lighting manufacturer to release art publication in March 2017, marking first 40th birthday celebration. French lighting manufacturer LEC Lyon has announced celebration plans for its 40 year anniversary. In 1977, LEC focussed all its energy on LED technology; a gamble which paid off when it came to meeting strict specifications for reliability, energy […]

20170309_art

Artist Recreates 13 Stolen Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Masterpieces in New Show

It’s perhaps the most famous art heist in history, and it remains unsolved to this day. The 1990 robbery at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which continues to make headlines over 25 years later, is now the inspiration for a new exhibition by artist Kota Ezawa. All 13 of the stolen artworks, including canvases by Rembrandt van […]

20170307_tridonic

Tridonic expands into North America

(USA) – Tridonic sets up new New York office and direct sales team to support customers in North America market. Tridonic, a global provider of smart and efficient lighting solutions, is opening a new office in Highland, New York to serve the North American market with smart solutions and for IoT applications. The company headquartered […]

20170305_echelon

Street lights will learn from the bigger picture in IBM, Echelon IoT partnership

Watson cognitive computing will combine external and streetlight data to optimize lighting for public safety, traffic, energy, you name it. Controls company Echelon Corp. has teamed with IBM’s Watson Internet of Things group to help optimize streetlight operations by analyzing data collected both from the lighting infrastructure as well as from external sources. Echelon said […]

20170303_dow

Dow Corning adds reflective silicones for CSP and COB LEDs

Reflective silicones with unique capabilities in terms of how they are dispensed, optical properties, and resilience to temperature or stress deliver benefits specifically for burgeoning CSP and COB LED packages. Dow Corning has announced three new silicone coatings that the company says are highly reflective and each is optimized to specific uses in packaged LEDs. […]

20170301_CTI

CTI Project Results Promise a Bright Future for OLEDs

Developing a low-cost, efficient method of increasing the attractiveness of OLEDs for lighting poses a significant challenge. Thanks to a CTI project, CSEM and Sefar AG have succeeded in designing a promising state-of-the-art way of achieving this aim. This technology opens up new opportunities for applications in residential, architectural, professional lighting segments, as well as […]