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UK firm finds niche in easy street lamp refits

Making it easy to switch street lamps over to LEDs, is the way West Yorkshire’s Harvard Engineering aims to sell LED lighting to councils. It has created the Retro LED family of ‘gear-trays’ which replace the original discharge lamp assembly – be it low-pressure sodium (SOX), high-pressure…

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LED lighting: Not all 5630s are created equal

UK LED optics maker Carclo has warned Luminaire makers not treat all mid-power lighting LEDs as equal. “You need to pick mid-power LEDs in partnership with the optic. You can’t just pick any 5630, unless you are not worried about output quality,” Carlo sales director Ian Bryant…

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Plessey 5mm lighting LED at LuxLive

A Plessey prototype 5mm die lighting LED was spotted at the LuxLive show in London yesterday. The firm is making LEDs using a GaN-on-Silicon process at its fab in Devon – a process that lends itself to making large die, as well as in-package component integration. Visible on…

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Cloud computer powered by 2,000 GPUs

Three US companies are proposing to meet the growing data processing demands of cloud-based computing and online gaming by connecting up thousands of graphics processors in ‘supercomputers’. Graphics processor firm Nvidia is working with IDT and Orange Silicon Valley to develop a scalable, low-latency cluster of up to…

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IKEA invests in Scotland-based printable LED light firm

IKEA is investing in Design LED Products, the Scotland-based printable LED lighting firm. IKEA will switch its entire lighting range to the technology by September 2015. The investment by IKEA GreenTech is intended to support Design LED’s development of products that can be used in lighting designs for…

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Plessey in LED deal with 8point3

Plessey  has entered a long-term commercial agreement with 8point3, a Dartford-based LED luminaire manufacturing company. Plessey will be supplying its GaN-on-Silicon MaGICTM LEDs for use in 8point3′s new Sabre Architectural range of LED linear lighting products…

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UK-made Plessey LEDs hit 120 lm/W

Plessey has achieved 120 lm/W efficacy and 50% efficiency (power in/out) from its GaN-on-Silicon technology. “Having developed and put into production the first of our LEDs in 2013, the next step was to demonstrate that the GaN on silicon technology could deliver output performance levels comparable…

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National Gallery gets LEDs

Last month it was the Sistine Chapel, and now the UK’s National Gallery has LED lighting. “A combination of efficient LEDs and a digital control system has achieved 85% energy savings on lighting. The system’s ability to respond to the changing environment allows the Gallery to make use…

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