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LG Innotek Launches 2.5W Violet LEDs

South Korean firm LG Innotek has introduced 2.5 W single chip violet LEDs which the company's Laser Components division sells. According to the company, these new violet LEDs with 415 nm wavelength deliver exceptionally high power in a remarkably small space. The violet LEDs come with standard (130°) and narrow…

Epistar Posts Highest Monthly Revenue Since April 2015

For September, LED chip and epitaxial wafer maker Epistar has posted consolidated revenues of NT$2.476 billion (US$81.6 million). This monthly revenue represents the highest monthly level since April 2015, according to Epistar and a DigiTimes article. The monthly revenue grew 6.15% sequentially and 12.77% over the same month of last…

No LED Performance Downside to LiFi, According to University of Edinburgh Researchers

According to research done at the University of Edinburgh with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), found that LED lighting could help supplement wireless communications without affecting the quality of light. A team of researchers led by Dr. Wasiu Popoola concluded that transmitting digital data via…

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Hurricanes and Earthquakes Help Remind Us to Not Take Lighting for Granted
During the past month, the major hurricanes and even earthquakes have plagued parts of North America. These events in addition to the recent announcement of Philips Lighting's establishment of the…
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Optogan Opens Largest LED Production Facility in Eastern Europe

Optogan, a company based in Landshut, Germany, has reportedly opened a new LED production facility in St. Petersburg, Russia. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Ivanov unveiled Optogan’s new manufacturing plant in St. Petersburg. With an overall investment of 3.35 billion rubles (80 million euros) the company says …

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QD Vision and LG Display Collaborate on Development of New Generation of Active Matrix Displays Based on Quantum Dot LEDs (QLEDS)

QD Vision, Inc. of Watertown, Massachusetts and LG Display announced a joint development agreement focused on creating highly-efficient, high-performance active matrix displays based on electroluminescent quantum dot LED (QLED) nanotechnology. According to the companies, the displays will require much less energy than current products, while producing brighter, richer colors. The …

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Cooper Lighting Introduces LED Sign Light

Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries plc of Peachtree City, Georgia USA, has introduced the Marquis LED Sign Light. The company contends that it is the first high-performance LED luminaire optimized for the extremely stringent IESNA RP-19 Roadway Sign Lighting standard. Cooper Lighting notes that the fixture’s optical design …

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