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Friday, September 23, 2011

PLASA highlights advances in LED entertainment lighting

Many traditional types of entertainment-lighting fixtures are now being replaced by LED-based alternatives, thanks in part to the development of compact, high-power LEDs.

PLASA, the annual tradeshow for event, installation and entertainment technology, took place on September 11-14, 2011 at Earls Court in London, UK. As has always been the case in recent years, LED lighting products were very much in evidence.

LED fixtures take the cyc test
One novel feature this year was the “LED Shootout” hosted by the Society of Television Lighting and Design (STLD), which attempted to answer the question: “Can you light a TV set entirely with LED fixtures?”

Manufacturers submitted a wide variety of different types of LED-based fixtures to the Shootout, which were assessed and compared in a presentation theater. Elsewhere, LED fixtures were used to illuminate an 8-meter-wide cyclorama, where they were compared with traditional 1250W tungsten-halogen predecessors. LED fixtures performed particularly well in their ability to deal with deep saturated colors.

In the center of STLD’s stand was a mini TV studio, where attendees could get hands-on experience of lighting the studio set-up, viewing the results on HD broadcast cameras. A number of case studies were also presented, notably the ITV Daybreak studio, which is completely lit using Selador LED fixtures from ETC.

Look for more information on the Daybreak studio case study, and on PLASA itself, in the October issue of LEDs Magazine.

Innovation Awards

Martin MAC Aura

Eight PLASA Awards for Innovation were presented at the show as well as a Gold Award and a special award for Sustainability. During the show's opening two days, 48 products were judged live by an independent panel of expert judges who toured the show floor to view each product presentation. Nominees are asked to demonstrate a new style of thinking, an improvement in technical practice, an aid to safety, energy-saving or sustainability benefits, or new technology, materials or techniques.

Among the eight winners of the PLASA Awards for Innovation was Denmark-based Martin Professional's new MAC Aura luminaire, which provides new types of visual effects, and was, in the judges' words, "Eye Candy - nothing more, nothing less and we've never see it before."
The MAC Aura is a compact LED moving-head wash light with zoom. Its optical system combines two illumination systems in one luminaire – multicolor beam LEDs and a backlight LED lens array – to produce a visual palette that takes the synthetic look out of LED wash lights for unique lighting-design possibilities.


GDS 1-cell and 8-cell ArcSystem
Meanwhile, UK-based GDS won both an Award for Innovation and the special PLASA Sustainability Award for its ARCSystem of LED auditorium lighting fixtures. The judges felt the system "will have a significant impact on the carbon footprint of the buildings it is utilized in, and provides an elegant replacement house-light system."

The photo shows 1-cell and 8-cell ArcSystem fixtures, which are available with a range of beam angles including 19, 24 and 37 degrees, and in a range of color temperatures (2700K, 3000K, 4100K). The fixtures contain Bridgelux LED arrays, and the CRI is listed as over 92. The 150W 8-cell fixture has a light output of 10,000 lm.
LED Engin
Many PLASA exhibitors are lighting-fixture manufacturers, and the only LED maker in evidence was US-based LED Engin, a specialist in making compact and powerful LED arrays of the type desired by many fixture types in this market.

At the show, LED Engin announced two proprietary lenses; an 8-degree narrow spot lens and a 15-degree spot lens, designed for use with the company’s compact, high-flux-density LZC (12-die) and LZP (24-die) LuxiGen emitters, respectively.

LED Engin was also able to showcase a number of design wins with companies exhibiting at PLASA. For example, 4-die LuxiGen RGBW LEDs are used in the P5 wash-light from SGM, which comprises an array of 44 LEDs with Khatod optics.
Also, Martin has used the 4-die (10W) flat-top CW/WW LED in its MAC 401CT white-light moving-head wash fixture. Each LED contains two warm-white and two daylight-white LEDs in a 7.0x7.0x1.1-mm footprint.

The Phantom LED25 Wash from Highlite International BV, an RGBW moving head, contains the LuxiGen 12-die RGBW emitter with a frosted lens. “In our search for compact, highly-powerful sources for our new moving heads, it appeared not easy to find a reliable LED that also featured wonderful color mxing,” said Peter Buckx, Highlite’s purchase manager. “The market will be astonished by the experience that the punch and true color mix from the Phantom can create.”
UK manufacture i-Pix Ltd added to its range of entertainment lighting products with the distinctive Beamlight. Chris Ewington, CEO of i-Pix, said, “For six years we have wanted to displace the ubiquitous ACL beamlight, a regular fixture for concert touring and TV production, which typically consumes 240 watts, and with only a 15-hour lamplife.”

LED Engin's 12-die, 40W RGBW LZC enabled i-Pix to develop an LED-based replacement. Ewington said that i-Pix has produced “a new homogenized beamlight with the added benefit of being a focused device, weatherproof and capable of meeting arduous touring environments too.”
The Beamlight contains a custom-designed parabolic reflector mounted onto a focusing system which enables a range of beam angles from +/-35 degrees down to a tight 5-degree beam. i-Pix has also utilized SBM-160 color-mixing LEDs from Luminus in a number of its other fixtures.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Osram LED spotlight achieves 124,000 cd at 7.5 degrees in lab

Researchers from Osram are claiming record-breaking performance for an LED spotlight they developed that can achieve a rating of 124,000 cd at 7.5 degree coverage angle. The LED spotlight performance rivals that of high-intensity discharge spotlights.

Osram AG, the Munich, Germany-based lighting unit of Siemens AG, has successfully generated a rating of 124,000 cd for an LED spotlight in the laboratory with a coverage angle of 7.5 degrees. The company is claiming record-breaking performance with this lamp. Researchers combined a warm-white color temperature (3000K) and good color rendering (Ra=92, R9=97), with a power range that rivals that of high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps.

As a comparison, a 70W HID spotlight with reflector can typically achieve 82,000 cd rating with a 9 degree coverage angle.

The LED spotlight meets the minimum illumination requirement of 3000 lux. At one-meter distance, illumination is 124,000 lux; at five-meters distance it is 5000 lux, making it suitable for construction sites. Power consumption is 60W. The luminous flux of the LED spot in continuous operation is 4075 lm.
Laboratory results of LED spotlight achieve 124,000 cd at 7.5 degree coverage angle

In order to attain these high ratings, the phosphors as well as the connection technology were adjusted for optimum results. The lamp uses the UX:3 LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors. The LED can be operated with a higher current, therefore decoupling more light from the chip than is the case with standard technologies. In addition, the power supply does not run via the chip surface, but is integrated within the chip itself. Thus, the light is radiated more homogenously and is designed to arrive at the illuminated object more homogenously.

The LED spotlight is designed for architecture, studios and shop illumination. Long lifespan of 50,000 hours reduces maintenance cost and the inconvenience of installing new lamps at great heights, for instance, in churches and castles. Since LEDs do not emit UV or IR illumination, they are compatible with park areas and museums.

Zeta develops LED lamp with UK funding

After winning a UK government funding competition last year, Zeta LED has built an LED lamp with a unique approach to thermal management.

Zeta LED, a UK-based technology company, has unveiled the LifeBulb, which it developed after winning a funding competition from the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB).

The 8W lamp, which Zeta describes as the “world’s first true replacement for the 60W incandescent bulb,” is currently going undergoing extensive testing. A limited production run is planned for later this year.

The unique design of the LifeBulb provides omnidirectional illumination similar to a conventional incandescent lamp. Unlike many LED-based designs, it does not have a large finned heat sink or other obvious thermal-management features. It is also unusual in that the LEDs can be directly viewed on the exterior of the lamp.
The development of a 60W-replacement is timely considering that production of 60W incandescent lamps is now banned in Europe.

Development funding
Zeta LED is part of Zeta Controls, which has experience in developing controls for solar and LED systems. In 2010, Zeta won a development contract for GBP450,000 (around USD700,000) from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to develop an ultra-efficient lighting prototype for domestic use. The contract was part of the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), which invests in cutting-edge UK projects.

Phil Shadbolt, Managing Director of Zeta Controls, explained that a number of companies each received GBP 40,000 in July 2010 to conduct feasibility studies of their SSL concepts. In November of last year, Zeta LED and Juice Technology were selected as the two winners, both in the non-directional lighting section of the competition. Each received GBP450,000 to develop their prototypes and produce 50 fully-functional, tested demonstration units.

Lamp design
A central feature of Zeta LED’s lamp design is an aluminum cage on which the LEDs are mounted. Air flow through the lamp’s body and around the aluminum cage provides passive cooling. This removes the need for a heat sink of the type often seen near the base of LED lamps. The design was also crucial in enabling the lamp to meet the TSB’s stringent design criteria. “The lamp had to fit in the exact same envelope as a conventional lamp,” said Shadbolt.

The thermal design enables a life span of 25 years when used for four hours a day, says Zeta, which equates to 36,500 hours. The lamp has an overall efficiency of 76%, a power factor of 0.9, a CRI in excess of 80 and a color temperature of 3200K. Zeta’s experience in building control systems for solar- and LED-based systems allowed it to develop driver circuitry that enables to the lamp to be dimmed down to 1% with most conventional wall dimmers. This circuitry is positioned within the aluminum cage.

The lamp uses 10 LED arrays mounted on the cage, with 5 each in the upper and lower hemispheres. Shadbolt says that the nine-chip arrays are custom-made in China and have a unique shape to fit the lamp design. The chip-on-board LEDs are coated in phosphor but have no other optics. This approach reduces glare, which could be an issue if power-LED packages were used instead of the arrays.

Shadbolt says that the light output is 720 lm – which falls short of the level of 806 lm required to claim equivalence to a 60W incandescent lamp – although further testing is being carried out. This puts the efficacy at 90 lm/W, which was another of the stringent requirements set by the TSB.
From prototype to production
As part of the funded development project, Zeta manufactured 100 units, of which 50 were submitted to the TSB to undergo further testing. The others will be sent to potential interested parties (retailers, prominent people) for evaluation.
Shadbolt says that the company plans to manufacture 1000 units by the end of this year, and these will go on sale with a retail price of around GBP 20. “Our target is for the price to be below GBP 10 in volume production,” he said, meaning a volume in excess of half a million units annually. To achieve this, Zeta is looking for potential investors or partners with manufacturing expertise.
It’s not clear whether the TSB will support further product development. This is in contrast with the L Prize in the US, a key component of which is the promotion of the winning product and its utilization by partners such as energy-efficiency organizations.

Lighting for Tomorrow announces 2011 winners

Among 39 SSL fixtures and a total of 52 products, the Lighting for Tomorrow panel of judges awarded superior energy efficient SSL fixtures, replacement lamps and lighting controls.

In a ceremony held at the American Lighting Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Palm Beach, Florida on September 13, the winners of the ninth annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition were recognized for designing the best energy-efficient lighting products for the residential market. Of the fifty-two products submitted in the 2011 competition, the judging panel selected eight winners and six honorable mentions.

Designers Fountain Aero track
In 2011, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) became a full-time organizer of the Lighting for Tomorrow competition, joining the trade association ALA and the non-profit Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), while the US Department of Energy, a former organizer, withdrew to focus on other initiatives. The organizers welcome entries that include SSL fixtures, replacement lamps or lighting controls.

The winners of the solid state lighting competition were selected by a panel of expert judges based on color appearance, color rendering, amount and distribution of light, overall aesthetic appearance, and application efficiency.
Holtkotter Berne Chairside reading lamp
Winners in the SSL fixture competition were:

• Designers Fountain Aero 4-head fixed track
• Holtkötter International Inc. Berne Chairside reading lamp
• Cooper Lighting Halo 4-inch adjustable round and square downlight
• Osram Sylvania Ultra RT4 LED recessed downlight kit
• Cree LED Lighting CR4 downlight
• Lithonia Lighting outdoor LED versatile area/wall light
SSL fixture - honorable mentions:
• MaxLite’s LED FlatMax flat panel
• Edge Lighting’s Premium Soft Strip LED with Soft Line Mounting
Osram Sylvania Ultra A-line lamp
SSL replacement lamp winner:
• Osram Sylvania Ultra A-line lamp
SSL replacement lamps - honorable mentions:
• Cree LED Lighting LRP38-1000L lamp
• Osram Sylvania Ultra LED PAR38 lamp
• Osram Sylvania Ultra LED B10 lamp

The winners of the lighting controls competition were selected on the basis of functionality, value, ease of installation, ease of use, innovation, ability to interface with other LED or CFL lighting systems, as well as adaptability to existing luminaires.
Lighting controls winner:
• Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. Diva CLTM dimmer
Lighting controls - honorable mention:
• Lutron Electronics Co. RadioRA 2-phase adaptive dimmer
The Lighting for Tomorrow program has the financial support of 21 energy-efficiency-program administrators across the US and Canada. For complete details on the competition, see

Friday, September 16, 2011

Xeralux lights waste facility, Digital Lumens lights warehouses

Xeralux high-bay SSL luminaires with Cree LEDs have reduced energy usage in a California waste-collection facility while Digital Lumens has announced its latest installation in three Interstate Warehousing facilities.

Waste Connections has installed Cree-LED-based Xeralux high-bay luminaires in a San Luis Obispo, California waste-collection facility, reducing energy costs by two thirds. In separate news, Groom Energy has installed Digital Lumens solid-state-lighting (SSL) systems in three Interstate Warehousing facilities, cutting energy usage by as much as 90%.
Waste Connections

In the Waste Connections case, Xeralux XLE-HB LED-based, high-bay luminaires replaced more than 80 400W-metal-halide (MH) lamps in the company's Cold Canyon Material Recovery Facility. The company is realizing savings of 260-285 kWh per day via the 148W SSL luminaires – equating to more than $13,000 per year in savings.

Waste Connections noted the energy savings, maintenance savings, and light quality as benefits of the retrofit. "Our previous lighting technology didn't deliver the high-quality light our facility needed," said John Ryan, Facilities Manager at Cold Canyon.

"Now, not only do we seem to have more light, but we also have a brighter, whiter light that is very pleasing. The employees love it. Less energy, better light and beats our IRR (internal rate of return) target - the Xeralux retrofit is a great choice."

The 50,000-hr rated life of the SSL products equates to virtually no maintenance costs. Counting maintenance and energy savings, Waste Connections expects to achieve payback in less than three years.

The Xeralux fixtures use Cree XP-G LEDs. "Cree XLamp LEDs allowed us to deliver high-quality fixtures that are virtually maintenance-free and enable the Cold Canyon facility to take full advantage of the benefits of LED lighting," said Jay Shuler, Xeralux Vice President of Marketing. "High-bay lighting has always been a challenge for industrial and commercial property owners, due to its high energy consumption and the high lumen output requirements."

Xeralux offers the XLE-HB luminaires with lumen output ranging from 5,750-11,500 lm and ranging in power consumption from 74-148W. The company offers a choice of 70 or 90 CRI in the product line.

Interstate Warehousing

Interstate Warehousing, a Tippmann Group Company, just expanded facilities in Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee, and chose to install the Digital Lumens System in the new refrigerated warehouses. The Indiana installation was completed first and the lighting energy cost is $30,000 lower annually relative to the older portion of the warehouse. The Ohio and Tennessee facilities are just coming on line, and Interstate Warehousing expects similar energy savings in those locations.

Digital Lumens has consistently said that its system can deliver 90% savings based on network controls and the ability to instantly dim or extinguish LEDs when workers are present in a given area. That scenario works especially well in warehouse applications where operators sporadically enter an aisle to retrieve stock. The savings are compounded in cold-storage applications because LEDs generate less heat than other types of lighting thereby lowering cooling costs.

“To maintain the leadership that we have earned in the refrigerated warehousing market, it is critical that our facilities offer the latest innovation in the most sustainable manner and at the lowest operating costs in the industry,” said Chuck Tippmann, President, Interstate Warehousing. “Working with Groom Energy to design and install the Digital Lumens System in our newly expanded warehouse allowed us access to the best solution with the least impact on the environment. We are very pleased with the increased light levels, functionality and the significant energy savings and look forward to the results that will be evident in our newest facilities as they become fully operational.”

Interstate Warehousing also announced plans to ultimately install the Digital Lumens System in all of its refrigerated facilities. “We are honored that Tippmann and Interstate Warehousing have standardized on Digital Lumens for both expansions and retrofits,” said Mike Feinstein, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Digital Lumens. “They have carefully reviewed and tested the system ensuring that it meets their lighting and energy efficiency requirements, while providing the flexibility to support their growing and changing operations. We look forward to continuing to work with them and Groom Energy.”

New Digital Lumens luminaire
Digital Lumens also recently announced a new 1500-lm SSL light engine for its system, increasing light output by 50%. The new light engine can either enable greater spacing between luminaires or be deployed in higher-ceiling, high- and mid-bay applications.

“For customers who are building taller facilities, have higher light-level requirements, and those who have extra-large facilities, these latest additions make Digital Lumens the only logical choice for maximizing light while minimizing power use,” said Feinstein.

“Our global customers have a broad range of environments and evolving lighting requirements, which we are committed to addressing across our Intelligent Lighting Systems.”
The company also announced an upgrade to its LightRules software that's used to manage the intelligent lighting systems. New features include a calendar view for simpler scheduling, new data reports, and advanced diagnostic tools.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Peru’s stadium façade lighting responds to football fever

Cinimod Studio and an international design team developed an interactive LED lighting system for the Peru National Stadium that captures the audio levels of the stadium crowd and depicts it visually on a dynamic façade.

Cinimod Studio, a London, UK-based architecture and lighting design firm, has delivered an interactive lighting-control system for the Peru National Stadium in Lima. The system gathers the crowd’s noise levels in real-time and translates the audible signal into a visual map that is depicted on the façade’s lighting display.

Cinimod Studio worked as part of an international design and delivery team including lighting designer CAM and software designer ArquiLEDS, both of Lima, Peru; e:cue, a lighting control company based in Paderborn, Germany; and Traxon Technologies, a lighting designer based in Hong Kong.

The façade-lighting system begins with a network of customized microphones deployed along the stadium’s roof line. This data is then processed by Cinimod’s custom processing hardware and software located in the stadium’s main communications room. The audible data is analyzed using mathematic calculations and self-calibrating algorithms. The software then communicates a “mood state” to the e:cue lighting controller, which transmits the relevant DMX control signal to the lighting fixtures on the building’s facade.

LED-lit façade depicts crowd mood inside Peru National Stadium

The external lighting scheme is designed to integrate seamlessly within the architectural framework of the building. The majority of the lights are laid out as fans of flames that wrap upwards around the form of the structure. The façade’s patterns vary in color, speed, brightness and scale.
The software runs perpetually, constantly evaluating the mood, which varies between celebration at one end of the spectrum to disappointed at the other.
The façade’s patterns vary in color, speed, brightness and scale

The main mood states include: 1) Boring, a neutral mood; 2) Excitement, accompanying a surge in crowd noise and pitch; 3) Celebration, typically triggered by a goal and followed by a further rise in noise level; and 4) Disappointed, triggered by an excited state followed by a rapid decline in noise level.
The scale of the stadium façade necessitated a very large array of color- and pixel-addressable fittings. The lighting controller provides 62 universes of DMX lighting control output.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

AEON LED Lighting-MR16

ASTERIA is a minor planet that orbits the Sun, and also considered in the Greek Mythology as the Amazon that defeat the all mighty Heracles. ALT’s ASTERIA can be presented as a strong, smart and efficient light bulb. ALT’s Asteria MR16 series guarantees the outstanding efficiency and quality of High Power Products.

All these make MR16 products ideal for general business and decorative lighting purpose, including shop Lighting, Hotel lighting, and Commercial Applications. You can simply install it within the showcase of the boutique, and add up bonus for the display. Also, Asteria MR16 series can easily and smartly help you lessen energy consumption up to 90%, it will enhance your business profitability and help the environment to flourish. Asteria MR16 series certainly be the product to create a more beautiful and efficient world.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Europe says goodbye to 60W incandescent lamps

The European phase-out of low-efficiency lamps, which began two years ago, now encompasses clear 60W incandescent lamps.

From today, the 60W incandescent lamp will gradually become a thing of the past in Europe. This type of lamp can no longer be manufactured in Europe or imported into the region. However, the lamps can be sold until stocks run out.
The new regulation comes into force as a result of the Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC), which has already outlawed 100W and 75W incandescent lamps (in September 2009 and September 2010, respectively).
Specifically, the regulation coming into force today says that clear (transparent) lamps with a wattage level of 60W or above need to have an energy-label class of C or above (A is the highest, G is the lowest - see photo, below, for examples).
Empty shelves loom for 60W lamps
This effectively eliminates standard incandescent lamps from the market. However, the class C requirement means that other more-efficient technologies (such as improved incandescent bulbs with halogen technology) can remain on the market. This was felt to be necessary because compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and LED lamps, while being much more efficient, can’t provide the same “type of light” as incandescents.

From September 2012, all clear lamps at all wattage levels will have to achieve at least class C. Also, since September 2009 there has been a requirement that all non-clear (also known as pearl, or frosted) lamps must be class A, which in practice means that non-clear lamps have to be CFLs.
In its current form, the Directive only applies to non-directional lamps, while further legislation will cover directional lamps. This is sure to be one of the issues covered in the upcoming Strategies in Light Europe conference in early October.
Lamp label for an energy-label class A compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), and packaging for a 60W class E incandescent lamp. The CFL was made in China for Ikea, while 60W lamps like this were made by Osram in France...but not any more.
More information from the European Commission
The European Commission has a website devoted to energy-saving light bulbs, which contains some useful details, particularly covering the relevant legislation.
A section entitled “Why has the EU acted?” focuses principally on energy savings and on the benefits of CFLs. Another interesting source of information is the “Professional FAQ” document that can be downloaded from the Technical Background section of the website.
This document covers issues such as the alleged intrusion of Brussels into citizens' private lives, the risk of lamp shortages and factory closures, and the effect on lamps that are sold incoporated into luminaires. There is also a question about possible weakening of the measure’s impact caused by people stocking up on conventional incandescent bulbs – which is referred to as “hamstering.”
The EC has also implemented other changes. Since September 2010, lamp packaging should carry better product information to help consumers choose the best solution according to their needs. Lamp producers are obliged to mention the lifetime of the lamp in hours, the number of switching cycles the lamp is designed for, the color temperature, the warm-up time, the size of the lamp and whether the lamp can be dimmed or not.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

ATG Electronics Corp. unveils ETL-listed LED troffers

ATG iBright announces its new line of ETL-listed LED troffers. This line of troffers are reliable and cost-effective LED replacements for fluorescent troffers that are widely used in offices, hospitals, etc. They are offered in flat designs with three available dimensions: 1X4 ft, 2X4 ft and 2X2 ft.

iBright 1X4 is rectanglular in shape, consisting of of 2 pieces of 1.2m (4ft) LED engines and powered by a 1100 mA external driver;
iBright 2X4 consists of 4-piece 1.2m (4ft) LED engines and is powered by two 2200 mA external drivers.
iBright 2X2 is square in shape, consisting of 4 pieces of 0.6m (2 ft) LED engines and powered by an 1100 mA external driver.

The iBright LED troffer is an eco-friendly, solid-state LED lighting system which produce bright, even illumination while significantly reducing energy consumption. It adopts high luminous efficacy Samsung LEDs (80lm/W for the fixture).

iBright LED troffer is assembled by milky covers, which allow the light to be evenly distributed and create a homogenous, glare-free illumination.

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Taiwan Trade Centre organizes LED lighting showcase for UK

An event hosted in a London gallery will showcase LED lighting products from Taiwan, focusing on how the products combine with modern art, decoration, and everyday life.

According to the Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA), Taiwan is the second-largest LED manufacturing country in the world in terms of output quantity and revenue. However, with target revenue of US$17.5 billion by 2015, the Taiwan government also plans for the island to become the world’s largest manufacturing centre for LED lighting modules and light sources; creating more than 50,000 jobs along the way.
Taiwan’s LED industry is flexible, creative and capable of providing quality services to fulfil the needs of different customers; indeed, its strength lies in the LED packaging segment and the LED chip-making sector, which PIDA says has generated roughly US$2.8 billion in total revenue last year. Already, corporations such as AU Optronics (AUO), TSMC and Chi Mei have all crossed over into the LED industry, creating yet another trillion-dollar industry in Taiwan.
Combined with quality LED products and services and an increasing demand for LED TV and other LED-related consumer-electronics applications, Taiwan can be expected to offer UK’s booming green-energy market a lot of benefit. Hence, the Taiwan Trade Centre London has decided to cooperate with the Taiwan government as well as several well-established Taiwan LED suppliers and worldwide media sponsors such as LEDs Magazine, the largest professional B2B LED industry magazine in the world, to bring the UK public a uniquely creative and high-tech event.

The “Taiwan LED Lighting Exhibition - Lighting up UK, Switch on to a brighter future!” takes place on October 27-29, 2011 at GuSu Gallery, a high-end Taiwanese art gallery in London’s west end.
Not only will this event introduce Taiwan LED lighting products to the UK market, it will also demonstrate how the combination of these products with modern art, decoration, and everyday life in the UK creates a totally unique atmosphere and experience for visitors.
Thanks to the addition of special elements to the event such as Taiwanese food and snacks, orchids, and creative home ware, visitors will be able to fully understand just how creative Taiwan LED lighting products are, as well as experience the blending of two different cultures.

For 3 days only, Gusu gallery in Notting Hill Gate will be transformed into a green-energy hub. With the use of its very own Taiwan LED spotlights shining upon recycled wooden pallets and beautiful multi-coloured Taiwanese orchids, it will be a sight not to be missed.

Several renowned Taiwanese LED lighting-products suppliers in the UK will showcase various products ranging from architectural and decorative lighting to industrial lighting. These will include award-winning products such as the multi-coloured LED glass brick (Fig. 2) and the multi-coloured mood lamp (Fig. 3), for hospitality (hotels/restaurants/bars) lighting.
In addition, to put more emphasis on the quality and image of Taiwan’s technology and to demonstrate how it can be integrated creatively into everyday life in the UK, showcased LED lighting will be displayed and used in conjunction with specially-designed contemporary Taiwanese products exhibited at the 100% Design fair in London.

An opening ceremony exclusive to buyers and journalists will be held on October 27, 2011 from 4:00-6:00 pm. This is a special afternoon based on invitation only. The following two days of the exhibition will be open to the public. Brochures and LEDs Magazine copies will be available throughout the exhibition for anyone interested in finding out more about the event’s exhibitors, products, sponsors, and the LED lighting industry.

This new and exciting way of combining the different uses of pure technology and interior design will create different atmospheres which people do not generally associate with LED lighting products. It will portray a new image of the Taiwanese LED industry to the UK public: from standard industrial, to high-end quality.