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Option Acquires Innolumis and Lemnis Public Lighting

Option, a wireless technology company with a focus on Internet of Things technology, reported that it has acquired the shares of the Dutch LED lighting companies Lemnis Lighting BV Public and Innolumis Public Lighting BV. Option merged the two companies into a single commercial organization under the name Innolumis Public …

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Grow Light Maker Startup Illumitex Raises $16 Million in Funding Round

Illumitex Inc. of Austin, Texas, a producer of advanced LED-based grow lights, announced it has concluded its C1 round of funding. The company says that the funding round led by ed by outside investor WP Global Partners strengthens the company’s cash position by $16M. Existing investors NEA, Mousse Partners, Morgan …

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Lampserve to Test Outdoor Visible Light Communication Technology with LED Street Lights

Visible light communication may become more practical soon. In September, venture company Lampserve of Okinawa, Japan, will begin conducting the world’s first outdoor demonstration experiments to begin to establish high-speed visible light communications technologies. If successfully developed, it is expected to aid communication in emerging markets in Africa and Asia …

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Excellence Optoelectronics Continues to Switch Focus to Automotive LED Lighting

Excellence Optoelectronics Inc (EOI) reports that it has actively transferred its development focus to LED automotive lighting over the past three to four years. The company says it has passed the international certifications successfully. The percentage of the company’s revenue from automotive LED lighting increased to 60%. The company produces …

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Klauf Lighting Introduces Relatively Inexpensive Remote Phosphor LED Light Bar

After a year of research and development, Klauf Lighting of Lewes, Deleware has introduced the Klauf light bar. Uniquely, the light bar takes advantage of remote phosphor technology. The warm white light is also leverages better dimming technology that is compatible with standard inexpensive dimmers. The luminaire has an extruded …

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Philips Lumileds Opens Second Malaysian LED Production Facility

Philips Lumileds opened its new LED production facility in Penang, Malaysia. Royal Philips Electronics NV (Philips) CEO, Frans van Houten said that the company plans to expand its lighting and healthcare businesses in Malaysia and will collaborate with government and private institutions. Van Houten spoke to reporters at the opening …

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Albeo Granted “Chip-in-Fixture” Patent




Albeo Technologies of Boulder, Colorado USA, reports having been recently granted four new patents that protect innovations in LED chip integration, fixture construction, and electronic architecture to significantly reduce costs and improve efficiency.  The company’s most recent patent is for a “chip-in-fixture” (CIF) LED lighting platform, titled LED chip-based lighting …

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LRC’s Bullough Authors Report on LED Airfield Lighting for FAA

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has assisted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in a study of the use of LED lighting in airfield installations. The report compiled and written by John Bullough, senior research scientist and adjunct assistant professor at the LRC, draws on the experience …

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Osram Red LEDs Help Plants Grow

Plants apparently grow best with deep red lighting because the absorption of chlorophyll in this red range is very high. Osram boasts that its deep red Golden Dragon Plus and Oslon SSL LEDs are 37 percent efficient. The LEDs operate at a 660 nm wavelength. Osram says that operators of …

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