DOE invests $10m in lighting R&D

DOE invests $10m in lighting R&D

The US Department of Energy is investing $10 million in five R&D projects to support innovation in LED and OLED manufacturing.

DoE invests $10m in lighting R&D

DoE invests $10m in lighting R&D

The US Department of Energy is investing $10 million in five R&D projects to support innovation in LED and OLED manufacturing.

The school that can't turn out the lights

The school that can't turn out the lights

A school in North America was designed as a showpiece of modern engineering, using a highly sophisticated energy management system. Just one problem: they forgot to install light switches. 

OLED market to hit $1.3b

The OLED market is predicted to hit $1.3 billion by 2023, according to research from IDTechEx. This will equate to 1.3 per cent of the market size of LED lighting at that time

Insolvent Hess to quit stock exchange

Insolvent Hess to quit stock exchange

German architectural luminaire maker Hess has begun insolvency proceedings in the German courts.

The outdoor lighting specialist has also applied to leave the Frankfurt stock market after a humiliating fall from grace in which company profits were allegedly overstated to ensure a successful flotation last October.

Research on retina damage sparks fresh LED health scare

Research on retina damage sparks fresh LED health scare

A study by researchers at a Madrid university which found that LEDs can be damaging to retinas has sparked a fresh health scare.

Dr. Celia Sanchez Ramos of Complutense University, who has been investigating what’s known as the ‘blue light hazard’, predicted ‘an epidemic’ of retina problems due to increased exposure to LED lighting.

Ledon LED lamps top Which? test

Ledon LED lamps top Which? test

LED light bulbs have been given the thumbs up by consumer magazine Which?. In its latest issue, Which? tested nine LED lamps and recommended six of them as 'best buys'.

Abacus rescued from administration

Abacus rescued from administration

Lighting manufacturer Abacus has been rescued from administration by a group of investors after racking up an £8 million pension deficit.