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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 […]


What You Really Need to Know About OLEDs & More

We sat down with David LaVigna, president of 0energyLIGHTING – a company offering fully designed and integrated lighting solutions from product development & OEM fabrication to energy retrofits and design/build applications – to discuss where lighting technology is headed. EnLIGHTenment Magazine: Readers have been asking, “Is OLED getting more affordable?” and “How practical and relevant […]

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What to Know About the Phase-Outs for Certain Types of Incandescent Bulbs

Despite all of the publicity regarding certain wattages of incandescent light bulbs being discontinued, consumers are still unsure of how to choose replacement bulbs that can offer the same (or better) amount of light.  One thing that many homeowners and interior designers agree on is that they do not like the look of the spiral […]

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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 […]

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Beyond LED: The Laser vs. LED

Laser vs. LED: New research studies are exploring the effectiveness of laser diodes in producing white light that could be used in ambient lighting.   Laser-based white light is created by University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) researchers.  Blue or UV laser diodes are directed at a phosphor target to produce white light.  (Photo:  Kristin Denault) While […]

LED Taiwan to Co-Locate With Taiwan International Lighting Show in 2014

LED Taiwan to Co-Locate With Taiwan Int’l Lighting Show in 2014

Starting in 2014, LED Taiwan will co-locate with the Taiwan International Lighting Show, Taiwan’s largest solid-state lighting exhibition and conference. This new combination exhibition platform is expected to provide both attendees and exhibitors with a comprehensive view of solid-state lighting technology and products – from manufacturing to applications. The new co-located LED Taiwan (March 20-22) […]

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Riddles Jewelry: Bring on the Bling

LEDs serve as an ideal solution for turning up the dazzle in a jewelry store chain.    When you’re in the business of selling really expensive sparkly things, you need them to look incredibly beautiful. The Riddle family has had more than 50 years of success in the jewelry industry, opening its first store in […]

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The Future Is (Almost) Now: Is the LED Light Mainstream?

LED is all the lighting industry talks about, but it’s not mainstream yet. There are many exciting design & collaborative opportunities that still need exploration.  By Ted Konnerth, CEO of Egret Consulting Group Given the recent attention our industry has paid to solid-state lighting, I am sure it is hard for you to believe that […]

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Attendees At Minnesota Twins Game Receive MaxLite LED Light Bulbs

At a recent Minnesota Twins versus Boston Red Sox game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Xcel Energy encouraged attendees to ditch their incandescent bulbs and try a new energy-efficient seven-watt ENERGY STAR®-listed LED A-type frosted lamp. Xcel Energy purchased the LED lamps through MaxLite and provided one bulb to each of the 40,000 game-day attendees. […]