LED Business News

Acuity Working with Rensselaer and LESA Developing Horticultural Light Protocols

Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. has signed a sponsored research agreement with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  For the project, the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA) will develop light protocols for using specialized LED lighting with integrated feedback to grow plants efficiently. LESA is an interdisciplinary, multi-university center developing “Smart …

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Japanese Court Dismisses Everlight Claims Against Nichia; Düsseldorf Court Ordered Fine Against Mouser in Nichia Case; Nichia Demands Everlight Complies with Düsseldorf Court of Appeal

Nichia announced that the Intellectual Property High Court in Japan has completely dismissed Everlight’s claims against Nichia from a complaint filed on January 18, 2017, alleging unfair trade practices. Nichia also reported that the Düsseldorf Court ordered a fine against Mouser for Contempt of Preliminary Injunction regarding Everlight’s products that …

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Philips Differentiates its LEDs for Grow Lights with New Horticultural Lighting Calculator and PPF Binning

Philips’ LED producing company Lumileds is seeking to differentiate its LEDs for horticulture use from other companies’ LEDs. The company now has a family of LEDs that it bins according to their photosynthetic photon flux (PPF). Additionally, the company has introduced an online Horticultural Lighting Calculator that LED grow light …

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AquiSense to Collaborate with International Light Technologies

AquiSense Collimated Beam Devices with controller and ILT Sensors

AquiSense Technologies has agreed to collaborate with International Light Technologies (ILT). Through the collaboration, the AquiSense PearlBeam™, a bench-scale UV device for research applications, will come with ILT sensors. According to AquiSense, recent advancements in UV-C LEDs have resulted in the development of collimated beam devices that allow researchers to select …

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Düsseldorf Court of Appeal Rules Against Everlight in Nichia Infringement Case

On December 22, 2016, the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal ruled (docket number I-15 U 31/14) that Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. and its German subsidiary Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH infringed Nichia’s YAG phosphor patent EP 0 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) with its six white LED products. …

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Genesis Photonics Selling FC CSP LEDs for Headlights and Smartphone Flashes

Genesis Photonics Inc. of Taiwan has been promoting FC CSP (flip-chip chip scale packaging) for automotive headlights, according to an article in Digitimes. The company hopes that the promotional efforts will help it again become profitable after eight consecutive quarters of net losses. According to the article, Genesis has supplied …

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Nichia Files Lawsuit Against Takizumi in Tokyo; Gets Rulings from Düsseldorf

On December 19, 2016, Nichia Corporation filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the Tokyo District Court against Takizumi Electric Industries Co., LTD., a manufacturer and distributor of lighting fixtures. Nichia is seeking an injunction and compensation for damages from Takizumi. In a separate case the Düsseldorf District Court on December …

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Cree Settles with Feit Electric

Cree, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina USA, reported that it has settled its legal dispute with Feit Electric Company Inc. In the legal dispute, Cree alleged patent infringement along with false advertising. The confidential settlement ends U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation No. 337-TA-947 against Feit and its Asian supplier, …

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Seoul Semiconductor Warns 29 Companies of Alleged Patent Infringement

Seoul Semiconductor, a South Korean company, known for aggressively defending its LED patents appears poised to take on a long list of businesses worldwide for alleged patent infringement. Since September 2016, the company has warned 29 firms in the U.S., Europe, China, and Taiwan that they should respect its patents …

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