Control the Lighting, Lighten the Load

By Antony Corrie, Harvard Americas

The evolution of energy efficient technology is having a significant effect on how we control our lighting requirements. Antony Corrie, president of worldwide sales at Harvard Americas, explains how swift and sophisticated design advancements can save energy and cut carbon emissions.  Continue reading

Green Lumens, SparkFund Launch LED As-A-Service Partnership

Cooling LEDs with Honeycomb Heat Sinks

By Ning Lei, Chief Principal Engineer – Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc.

LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are a form of solid-state lighting. A typical LED light comprises a small piece of semiconductor, an integrated optical lens to shape its radiation pattern, and a heat sink to dissipate heat and keep the semiconductor at low operating temperature. Continue reading

Lighting Best Practices for LED Conversion

By Krisha Brooks, P.E., Vice President of Engineering Services – GMR

With the economy still in recovery mode, business owners are looking to cut costs wherever possible. This creates real opportunity when it comes to identifying alternatives to traditional lighting sources. For many businesses, transitioning from antiquating lighting modalities can be an attractive and ultimately cost-saving alternative. While LED can produce a long-term cost savings in terms of maintenance and energy expense when full conversions take place, there remains sizable upfront costs that must be absorbed. Continue reading

Process Control Method for Accelerating LED Manufacturing Yield, Agility and Profitability

By Steven Chen – KLA-Tencor Corp.

LED manufacturing is undergoing a tremendous transformation.  The evolution to high brightness LED, larger wafer size and new complex architectures make LED manufacturing more challenging than ever before.  Even though these trends greatly benefit the advancement of the LED industry in terms of LED efficiency and performance, they can also potentially negatively impact yield.  Continue reading

Case Study: LED Source Retrofits Iconic Miami Tower

By Gavin Cooper, Vice President – LED Source

Keeping the Miami Tower, the city’s most iconic skyscraper, lit at all times is a pricey endeavor. The 47-story building, recognizable for its three-tiered appearance and elaborate nighttime illumination, has been part of the Miami skyline since February 1987. Continue reading

The Importance of a Sound Patent Plan in the Solid State Lighting Industry

By Darren M. Jiron, Partner • Finnegan

The lighting industry is on the verge of a revolution. Over the next decade, solid state lighting devices will become the norm in lighting applications. Already, LEDs, OLEDs, and other solid state lighting devices have begun displacing traditional incandescent lights and gas discharge lamps. The new solid state lighting devices live longer and require far less energy than traditional lights. They are cool to the touch during operation and come in colors spanning the visible spectrum.    Continue reading