Soraa Founder Receives Nobel Prize for LED Development

Soraa Founder Receives Nobel Prize for LED Development

The founder of Fremont, Calif.-based Soraa – the leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology – has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. Recognizing that Dr. Shuji Nakamura’s invention of the blue light-emitting diode (LED) represents a critical advancement in LED lighting, the Nobel committee agreed the innovation “has enabled bright and energy-saving […]


Inventor Debuts New Energy-Saving Light Bulb — And No, It’s Not LED

As a high school student, entrepreneur John Goscha invented his first product – adjustable weight golf clubs using silicon fibers and lightweight aluminum instead of titanium – in the family garage and formed his first company, Goscha Golf. In college, he came up with the concept for IdeaPaint (a roller-applied paint that transforms any smooth surface […]

global trendfs in residential Lighting

Global Lighting Trends: Global Lighting Market Heats Up

A panel discussion featuring top executives from some of the industry’s most influential leaders in the commercial and architectural sectors detailed the progression of the solid state lighting (SSL) industry, where it stands right now, and more importantly predicted the direction and timetable for future growth.   During a recent educational session held at the […]

LEDucation LED Education

LEDucation: The Great Eight

The recent edition of LEDucation in New York City proves there remains an insatiable thirst for LED knowledge among lighting specifiers, architects, and other design professionals. This year the annual event was expanded to two full days and was relocated to a larger venue in order to accommodate the waiting list of exhibitors and better […]

A Shift To Fashionable LEDs

A Shift to Fashionable LEDs

What you need to know about solid-state lighting’s role in transforming the decorative and residential portion of the industry.    The decorative lighting market has typically been governed by design principles that help guide the product selection process to create an environment that is visually pleasing. The lighting scheme must be functional, offer variable control […]

Fashionable LED Lighting

Fashionable LED Lighting

 The small size of LED packages means designers have more artistic freedom than ever when creating lighting fixtures. Here is a sampling of some of the new, innovative products on the market.   LBL Lighting: The Scarlett suspension is a theatrical, linear metal frame filled with dazzling plated metal facets. It includes 12 feet of […]

Residential Lighting: LED LIghting

Latest in LED Lighting: January LED Lighting

  Bridgelux: Vero LED array is an innovative lighting platform that simplifies design integration and manufacturing and gives designers a more flexible LED lighting solution. GE Lighting: The Lumination Suspended LED. A clear, narrow band surrounds the edge of the fixture, making the light source appear to float in the center of the luminaire. […]

Courtyard by Marriott Conversion to LED lighting

Cree Lighting: Courtyard by Marriott Conversion to LED lighting

This hotel chain’s slogan – It’s a New Stay® – points to a more upscale experience, including an energy-saving conversion to LED lighting. The first Courtyard by Marriott in the country was built in 1983 in Atlanta and was Marriott’s initial sister brand. Although it originally targeted business travelers seeking quality service at affordable prices, […]

2012 The LED Show

Inside The LED Show

The second edition of this fledgling event grew in both exhibitors and attendees. Located in the Rio Pavilion Convention Center at Rio® All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas,  this year’s LED Show occurred a scant two months after LIGHTFAIR International was held at the Las Vegas  Convention Center.  Although encompassing lighting technology in general, […]

LED Turns 50

The LED Turns 50 – And Is Better Than Ever!

General Electric (GE) engineer Nick Holonyak turned on the world’s first LED – which was red – 50 years ago. The laser was still a brand new technology back in February 1963, when Harland Manchester, a past president of the National Association of Science Writers, wrote about the technology’s many applications in the pages of […]