Cerno Co-Founders Nick Sheridan, Bret Englander, and Dan Wacholder.

Cerno: Boutique Design in the Age of LED

When Cerno entered the lighting industry 3-1/2 years ago, the three founders were, they admit, naïve. But co-founders Nick Sheridan, Daniel Wacholder and Bret Englander see their naiveté as a positive influence on their designs and overall vision for their company. Best friends since childhood, their personal chemistry and depth of understanding ...



Lextar Photometric Lab Accredited for LED Testing

Lextar Electronics Corp. announced that its photometric laboratory has been listed with LM-79 and LM-80 accreditation. This makes Lextar the first of any LED corporation in Taiwan to be awarded both accreditations and shows the company’s commitment to cultivating the LED industry. Additionally, Lextar’s 3014 and 5630 LED package have exceeded ...



iGuzzini invests in a solar PV system to supply a large portion of the plant’s power requirements.

Large Solar Power System Tops iGuzzini Factory

Sustainable quality is deeply rooted into the DNA of iGuzzini, the leading specification lighting manufacturer in Italy. Producing sustainable quality is not limited to the efficient use of light. iGuzzini is vigilant of its environmental impact along every step of the production process, employing, where possible, the latest innovations to reduce ...




The adapted solder pad design enables two different LED types to be accommodated on one board.

OSRAM Enables Two Different LED Types on One Board

LEDs are not all the same. This is true not only of their performance and dimensions but also their solder pads and processing options. This summer, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors debuted a concept for uniform solder pads based on the Oslon LED family, making it easier for customers to use LEDs from different manufacturers and reducing the costs of ...



DOE Updates SSL Roadmap for 2012

The U.S. Department of Energy has published the 2012 edition of the Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing R&D Roadmap, and has posted the summary report from the fourth annual SSL Manufacturing R&D Workshop, held in San Jose, California in June. Complementing the SSL R&D Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP) that guides the Core and Product ...



The middle of the color spectrum, known as the "green gap", is a section of the light spectrum where devices made from either nitride or phosphide are inefficient and difficult to fabricate.

Meaglow Overcomes InGaN ‘Green Gap’

Meaglow Ltd. announced that its low-temperature Migration Enhanced Afterglow film growth technique has been used to produce a thick indium gallium nitride (InGaN) layer with strong yellow emission. This recent result bodes well to increase the efficiency and lower production costs of green LEDs and laser diodes. The company is currently seeking ...




Lasvit presented an extraordinary collaboration with Japanse superstar designer Oki Sato.

Lasvit Debuts Nendo Designs at Milan & NeoCon

The custom atelier division of Lasvit, the visionary Czech Republic glass manufacturer, presented an extraordinary collaboration with Japanese superstar designer Oki Sato, founder of Japanese Nendo Studio. The new hand-blown glass collection debuted at Salone di Mobile in Milan and was reprised at NeoCon 2012 in Chicago . The 2012 exhibition, ...