LED Lighting Luminaires and Fixtures

Dr. Shuji Nakamura Honored With Millennium Technology Prize

Dr. Shuji Nakamura, the LED breakthrough artist often credited for producing blue LEDs and blue lasers, was again recognized for his technological accomplishments. He was awarded the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize of 1 million Euros (about $1.26 million USD ) for his invention which the Millennium Prize Foundation of Finland …

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TIR Extends Market for lexel to Japan

TIR Systems Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, reports that it has for the first time signed a development agreement with a Japanese company. Daiko will join the growing list of companies developing and marketing products based on TIR’s lexel technology. Daiko, reportedly the second largest lighting fixture company in …

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Reuters and NASDAQ Form Advertising Aliance

Reuters news agency and the NASDAQ stock market have announced an advertising alliance which will allow marketers to use the famous Reuters sign and the NASDAQ digital billboard together for advertising. The alliance dubbed Time Square 2 will offer for the first time, “roadblock” advertising on the south side of …

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TIR Signs lexel Consortium Partner, Lucifer Lighting

TIR Systems Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, has reportedly inked a deal with a new strategic development partner, Lucifer Lighting of San Antonio, Texas. Lucifer Lighting, which focuses on high end residential, corporate, retail, and restaurant lighting applications, has agreed to develop and market products based on TIR’s lexel …

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Optek Adds 10-Watt Lednium Product and Increases Assembly Capabilities

TT Electronics’ Optek Technology (Optek) of Carolton, Texas USA, has added a 10-Watt version of its Ledmium product line and also enhanced product assembly capabilities with incorporation of multiple thermally efficient substrates and special optics in their devices. The company announced the advances at Lightfair International in Las Vegas, Nevada …

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DOE Gives Funding Boost to Five SSL Companies

The United State Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has awarded 5 companies funding for solid state lighting projects, according to an article in CompoundSemiconductors.net. The funding, which includes a 30 percent cost share, was awarded to Color Kinetics, Osram Sylvania, General Electric, Eastman Kodak, and SRI International. The …

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IRS Issues Notice Outlining Energy Efficiency Deduction for Commercial Buildings

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS–the part of the US government which collects taxes) has issued an advanced copy of a notice outlining how commercial building owners and lease holders can qualify for what they call the energy efficiency deduction. The company that brought this to our attention, Permlight …

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