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 […]

10 Facts About The LED

Ten Facts About the Light Emitting Diode

As the Light Emitting Diode turns 50 this month, enLightment takes a quick look at ten fun facts about the tiny diode that changed the world 1. The first practical visible-spectrum (red) LED was developed in 1962 by Nick Holonyak, Jr., while working at General Electric Company 2. The development of LED technology has caused […]

GE Lighting Announces Investments in Cleveland

GE Lighting To Invest in Cleveland Landmarks & Education

GE Lighting To Invest in Cleveland Landmarks & Education: EAST CLEVELAND, OHIO-based GE Lighting will provide more than $200,000 in energy- and maintenance-cost saving LED lighting systems for two Cleveland landmarks – the historic West Side Market and Cleveland’s Public Square – as part of a day-long GE Works celebration of its employees, heritage of […]

Energy Awareness Month: Spotlight On Energy Star Advantages

Energy Awareness Month: Spotlight On Energy Star Advantages

How Lighting Showrooms Can Spotlight Energy Star’s Advantages to Consumers By Taylor Jantz-Sell Energy Star Lighting Program Manager Today, there are four billion light bulb sockets in the U.S., and more than three billion of them still use the standard incandescent technology that was created over 125 years ago. With new legislation and rapid advancements […]

October Latest in LED Lighting

LED Lighting: October 2012 Product Review

Here are some of the latest Solid-state lighting products getting attention in the industry today: Nora Lighting LEDUC Under-cabinet fixture designed to retrofit existing fluorescent, incandescent, halogen or xenon models. The 120-volt dimmable LEDUC has a built-in LED driver and large knockout plate which makes it easier to install in retrofits or new construction. A […]

Avnet Electronics Marketing Opens Light Lab for LED Testing

Avnet Electronics Marketing Opens Testing Lab for LED Lighting

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas has announced the opening of its Chandler, Ariz. lighting lab, enabling customers the ability to test and measure a wide range of LED applications. “The demand for LEDs has reached an explosive growth phase,” says George Kelly, technical specialist and LightLab manager for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “Avnet LightLab’s capabilities, coupled […]


Light+Building LED Product Review

A closer look at some of the innovative lighting products at the Light+Building Showcase in Frankfurt, Germany Ingo Maurer Luce Volante: Demonstrating the unique properties of LED configuration, German lighting designer Ingo Maurer debuted the Luce Volante fixtures, which offer three 10-watt LEDs as downlight illumination. Suspended on three wires and completely angle-adjustable, the fixtures […]

Light+Building in Germany or Lightfair in Las Vegas: technological lighting advances

Technological Lighting Advances

Whether you attended Light+Building in Germany or Lightfair in Las Vegas, there was a lot of talk about whether consumers on both sides of the Atlantic were ready for the technological advances being made or if general acceptance is still years away. Progressive retailers are carrying the latest light sources to have on-hand for the […]

Taiwan International Lighting Show International Lighting Forum

Taiwan International Lighting Show International Lighting Forum

Taiwan International Lighting Show International Lighting Forum: The Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) presented updates on LED adaption around the world plus expansions in CCFL and induction lighting. During the opening ceremonies for TILS, Jan Denneman, vp/Philips Lighting and chairman of the Global Lighting Forum, said, “We all know the lighting world is under tremendous […]

Lighting Solution Development President David Shiller

Two Trends to Watch in LED Light Sources

LED lighting has become a mainstream, accepted light source – within commercial lighting markets – in an incredibly short period of time. LED prices continue to drop while output-per-LED continues to rise roughly every six months.  Odds are good that you are beginning to see LED luminaires and lamps creep into decorative, and even residential, […]