Friday, 9 December 2016

HB-LED Market to Reach $29 Billion by 2022

A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, "HB-LED Market by Application and Geography-Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022," projects that the world HB-LED market would reach $29 billion by 2022 from $15 billion in 2015; growing at a CAGR of 10% from 2016 to 2022. In the year 2014, Asia-Pacific dominated the market and contributed more than 50% share of the overall market revenue, followed by North America. The presence of key market players in Asia-Pacific and rising HB-LED application, primarily in signs, display, and large screen backlighting have fueled the market growth.

Increasing HB-LED light applications in general lighting, cars, mobile, and large scale replacements of traditional lights as these are more cost-effective, energy-efficient, and offers longer life span drive the market growth. However, high initial investment could restrict the market growth. Moreover, it is anticipated that the rise in demand for lighting, coupled with rising government focus on energy conservation on photovoltaic technology would spur the global market growth.

In 2014, general lighting application segment dominated the global HB-LED market with over  46% share and is anticipated to maintain this lead in future as well. General lighting refers to the lighting systems that ensure the entire ambiance is lit correctly. This also includes the use of both artificial lightings such as lamps and light fixtures and natural illumination to reduce energy consumption. However, mobile application segment is anticipated to grow significantly and is expected to register a CAGR of 10.8% during the forecast period. This is due to various applications of HB-LED in mobile devices since it produces bright light with minimum electricity and instant responsiveness.

Lexus covered a car with 41,999 LEDs

Thursday, 8 December 2016

How to have a brighter – and cheaper – Christmas with LED lights

Holiday lights surely brighten neighborhoods this time of year, but they can come with consequences – high energy bills. In an effort to cut the amount of electricity used to decorate homes and trees, a local energy consortium is offering to trade energy-efficient LED holiday lights for old, incandescent bulbs. LED lights, along with energy efficient starter kits, will be available at five community events over the next two weekends in Hemet, Murrieta, Canyon Lake, Wildomar and Norco.

Jake Dyson introduces hot new LED office lighting fixture

Jake has introduced a hotter, bigger fixture for the boardroom or office with the C-Beam fixture. It comes in two versions, a down-light that lays down a bright rectangle of light on the table, or an up-light version that casts a really bright wide pool of light. I checked it out at IIDEXCanada, the commercial interior show that is a shadow of its former self but still full of interesting things.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Create a Light Wall with These Magnetic and Modular LEDs

Stu Robarts at New Atlas profiles the Helios modular LED lighting system, which magnetically pieces together hexagonal LED light units on a wall. The individual lights can be turned on and off just by touching them. The modules measure 11 centimeters across and are .4 inches thick, and can be attached to the wall using either nails or adhesive pads. The magnets between each piece double as electrical connections, allowing power from one module plugged into an adapter to be relayed between up to 105 linked modules.

Phoenix City Council Replaces City Streetlights With LEDs

The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously last week to replace all of the city’s streetlights with energy efficient LEDs. The council approved a $30 million plan to convert 100,000 streetlights to LEDs over the next two years, according to a statement on the city’s website.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

LED Christmas lights smart choice for saving energy

This is the time of year when many people are looking to decorate the house and trim the Christmas tree. If you like to decorate in a big way, you probably see a big spike in your electric bill this time of year, but with improvements in LED lighting technology recently, you can actually save a lot of money now. Those LED lights are right next to the incandescents on the store shelf, but they do cost more. News8 asked United Illuminating Program Administrator Lisa Sarubbi what LED lights actually give you for that extra money.