LED Lighting

3D Printed Lenses for Glasses from Luxexcel

Back in the late 1990s, Hewlett Packard was “going back to the garage” trying to reinvent themselves. At the time, rumor had it they had a printer in one of the R&D teams that could print chess pieces. People were blown away by the thought of printing solid objects on demand. We all thought that […]

Investing in Gallium Nitride and Silicon Carbide

Write about technology for a while and you’ll be tempted to think you’ve heard about all the latest and greatest stuff. Prepare to be humbled. There’s just so much going on these days it’s impossible to keep up with it all. Not all technologies that sound great will be commercially successful and not all are worth […]

Investing in LED Lighting Stocks

LEDs or Light Emitting Diodes are a lighting technology that is expected to replace all incandescent bulbs soon creating a complete disruption in the lighting industry. Some analysts have made forecasts of spectacular growth for LED lighting such as Credit Suisse who expects the market to double from 2014 to the end of 2016. As […]

Soraa Makes the Best LEDs in the World

LEDs are expected to achieve tremendous growth in the next several years. According to Credit Suisse, the overall general lighting market revenue for LEDs will nearly double from US $27.8 billion in 2014 to US $53.0 billion in 2016, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of +43%. One LED startup company, Soraa, is […]

The Coming LED IPO from TCP International

LED lighting is a high growth market. According to McKinsey, the global LED market was $8.9 billion in 2011 and is forecasted to grow to $81.2 billion by 2020, representing a 27.9% CAGR. One barrier to entry for most would-be adopters of LED lighting is the cost. In past articles, we highlighted private LED companies such […]

Smart LED Light Bulbs with Wifi from LIFX

In a previous article, we discussed how affordable LED light bulbs are now available to consumers by companies such as Switch Lighting. With LED light bulbs approaching reasonable price points, consumer demand is increasing along with interest in LED light bulbs with more advanced functionality. If Switch light bulbs are considered affordable, then the new […]

Plasma Lighting for Movies from Hive Lighting

When taking a look at disruptive lighting technologies, LED lighting is often at the forefront of discussions. However, another disruptive light source is gaining traction in high-luminescence applications, specifically as a replacement for metal halide and high-pressure sodium lighting systems. Light Emitting Plasma (LEP) offers the same lumens as competing halide and sodium technologies but […]

Affordable LED Light Bulbs by Switch Lighting

The first incandescent bulb was introduced in 1835, and over the past 179 years, has grown to over 32 billion Edison sockets in use around the world. Everyone reading this article has presumably changed a light bulb in their lifetime, but the need to frequently change light bulbs may be a thing of the past with the […]

Intematix and LED Phosphors

Sir Humphrey Davy of England invented the first electric carbon arc lamp in 1801, and over 200 years later this technology seems long overdue for a disruptive replacement. The light-emitting diode (LED) stands to be the choice alternative to traditional lighting and according to a 2012 article by LEDs Magazine, the US Department of Energy has […]

Leotek LEDs Light Up the Streets

According to a 2012 article by LEDs Magazine, the US Department of Energy has estimated that light-emitting diode or LED  lighting is expected to represent 36 percent of lumen-hour sales on the general illumination market by 2020, and 74 percent by 2030. While we have highlighted startup companies such as Bridgelux before, there are other companies well […]