20171130_eviyos

Eviyos LED Prototype Revolutionizes Smart Headlights

The Eviyos prototype developed by Osram Opto Semiconductors is the world’s first hybrid LED and represents major progress toward the first market-ready smart controllable high-resolution LED. As soon as oncoming traffic is detected the appropriate pixels are automatically switched off so drivers of oncoming vehicles are not dazzled. The prototype, integrated in a demonstrator from […]

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IoT lighting into clothing

Working with Fürth, Germany-based safety and sportswear company uvex, Osram is stitching LEDs into safety vests and work jackets. Osram’s first stab at textile illumination stops short of interactivity. It simply focuses on giving visibility to workers on job sites. “The textile illumination is incorporated into the safety clothing and ensures greater visibility and hence […]

20170507_BNQ

B&Q issues massive recall for lamps that fall to pieces

B&Q has issued an urgent alert over 43 products, including table lamps and ceiling fittings, that have been labelled as potentially dangerous. It involves two types of shade ring that have been found to be defective . The alert follows an earlier warning in February when the firm identified 25 different light fittings that had been made […]

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Cree and San’an Cooperate

Cree and San’an Optoelectronics will form a joint venture to produce mid-power LEDs for general illumination applications, while Osram begins shipping advanced auto-targeted LEDs and Vishay has new amber, red, and yellow components. The Cree and San’an announcement marks at least the fourth strategic move by Cree to address the momentum of mid-power LEDs in […]

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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), […]

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Philips acquires French Li-Fi company

The Dutch lighting giant quietly picked up Luciom late last year, and has already moved it to Eindhoven. Holland’s Philips Lighting has quietly acquired a small French company specializing in visible light communications (VLC) in a move believed to be aimed at boosting Philips’ capabilities in Li-Fi, the light-based technology expected to provide Wi-Fi-like two-way […]

20170206_zhaga

Zhaga approves Books 14 and 16 for LED light engines, appoints test labs

Books for linear and circular LED light engines can now be used by Zhaga members in SSL luminaire designs, while Zhaga has formally approved test labs for Book 14 linear products. The Zhaga Consortium has announced that two new books defining LED light engines (LLEs) have been approved for use by consortium members in solid-state […]

20170204_railway

Lighting in UK rail stations fails to meet standards

Lighting at stations served by Southern trains needs to be brought up to code before controversial plans to allow train drivers to operate doors can be brought into place. Aslef, the train driver’s union, has claimed that the view of closed-circuit television screens in driver’s cabs is not good enough after dark or in poor light, […]

20170202_labs

Labsphere Launches Type D Benchtop Goniospectrometer

Labsphere, Inc. has released its newest light metrology solution, a full feature Type D Goniospectrometer that fits securely on a lab bench. Labsphere provides innovative solutions for a wide range of applications including LED/SSL lighting, remote sensing, imager/consumer camera, automotive, defense and security, health and biomedical optics to both Production and Research environments. Labsphere’s Type […]

20170124_lumileds

Philips Sells 80.1% Shares of Lumileds to Apollo Global Management

Royal Philips announced that it has signed an agreement to sell an 80.1% interest in Lumileds, a leading supplier of LED components and automotive lighting, to certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries: “Apollo”). Philips will retain the remaining 19.9% interest* in Lumileds. An analyst […]