LED news of the week
Unconsciously, everyone ushered in a new week. I wonder how everyone was doing on the weekend? Anyway, the editor caught a cold this weekend. I lay at home for a day and ran away in tears~~ In short, everyone is full of energy to welcome the work of the new week. Here, I wish everyone a promotion and salary increase, and an early rise to the pinnacle of life. Not much gossip, let’s take a look at some interesting news that happened in the LED industry last week.
NAS released a report entitled “The second phase of the solid-state lighting assessment
The National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering and Medicine (NAS) recently released the second report on the status quo of LED and OLED lighting, titled "Second Phase of Solid State Lighting Assessment". The report pointed out that by 2030, the use of solid-state lighting (SSL) can save 40% of lighting energy.
In addition, the report shows that the US Department of Energy (DOE) SSL program has been a key factor in the transition to LEDs faster than expected, and further indicates that the agency’s R&D funding should continue.
NAS released its first SSL report in 2013. These reports are conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 and are intended to inform the US Congress of the progress of SSL. The 2013 report urged all parties to continue research on core LED and OLED technologies to improve efficiency and yield. The U.S. Department of Energy has also funded many of these research and development projects through programs such as Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR).
The U.S. Department of Energy has also funded research on major companies in the SSL field. For example, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded $10 million in bonuses to nine companies and research institutions in mid-2015.
The new NAS report points out that since the last report, the SSL penetration rate has increased substantially, although the absolute data is still very low. Research shows that 6.4% of general lighting installed in the United States in 2015 was SSL. The report predicts that this figure will reach 48% by 2020.
The report recorded two side effects of the great interest of LEDs that were not predicted in the 2013 report. Previous research did not foresee the collapse of LED component prices, partly due to oversupply, which led to what NAS calls the "violent dislocation and reorganization of the SSL market". To put it simply, companies in the SSL field have not achieved the expected profits.
The positive side effect caused by this is to seek new applications for SSL. For example, we regularly cover the theme of gardening lighting and plan another upcoming event. Other examples include Human Centric Lighting (HCL), as well as smart lighting and the Internet of Things (IoT).
The NAS committee clearly believes that SSL offers great commercial potential and may continue to reduce energy consumption. The report also specifically provides some investment recommendations for DOE. "The committee recommends that the US Department of Energy should continue to invest in improving the core technologies of SSL technology, including LED and OLED; it should also consider solutions that will eventually allow low-cost implementation. The risk of early investment in disruptive technologies is also impossible for the industry to bear. ”
2016 Top Ten LED Packaging Factory Ranking: Mulinsen ranks second
The ranking of the top ten LED packaging factories in 2016 was released. According to LEDinside statistics, Taiwan-funded packaging factories only ranked in the top ten by Everlight and Lite-On, while Mulinsen beat Lumileds for the first time and jumped to second place.
Everlight has secured its place as a leading packaging factory. According to the 2016 China LED packaging factory revenue ranking report issued by LEDinside, Mulinsen's ranking continues to advance, successfully defeating Lumileds and soaring to the second largest packaging factory in China, second only to Nichia.
Nichia continued to rank as the largest packaging factory. Lumileds was surpassed by Mulinsen, and its ranking in the Chinese market fell from second to third. Everlight and Osram ranked fourth and fifth separately.
According to the statistics of LEDinside, Lite-On and Everlight are the only two Taiwanese-funded factories that have squeezed into the top ten. Lite-On’s ranking was squeezed by the national star, falling from sixth to seventh, while Everlight remained stable. Four.
LEDinside pointed out that by virtue of its technology, patents and brand advantages, Nichia has continued to maintain its market share in the backlight market and is actively expanding the high-end automotive lighting market; the second-ranked Mulinsen continued to expand its production capacity last year. The market share of the lighting and display markets has increased; although Lumileds has fallen to third place, it still enjoys a competitive advantage in the high-end commercial lighting, flashlight and automotive lighting fields, and its revenue has also grown compared to 2015.
With the continuous expansion of land-funded factories, the top ten LED packaging factories in mainland China last year reached 4.1 billion US dollars in revenue, a 24% increase from 2015 and much higher than the overall market growth average of 6%, indicating that the industry concentration has increased , LEDinside analyst Yu Bin said that in 2017, with the large-scale production expansion of factories such as Mulinsen, National Star, and Hongli Optoelectronics, the trend of the rise of mainland manufacturers this year will be more obvious.
Taiwanese manufacturers such as Everlight and Lite-On have seen a significant increase in their revenue in mainland China. Taking Everlight as an example, revenue mainly comes from the revenue contribution from TV backlights, mobile phone flashes, display screens, automotive and infrared products, while Lite-On benefits from mobile phone flashes, infrared products and automotive lighting products.
Sampling inspection in Jiaxing, Zhejiang: 10 batches of unqualified LED lamps
On July 13, the official website of the Quality and Technical Supervision Bureau of Zhejiang Jiaxing City announced the results of a special supervision and spot check on the quality of municipal products in the second quarter of 2017, and 12 batches of products were listed as unqualified.
In this issue of information, 160 batches of product quality special supervision and random inspection results have been announced, of which 148 batches meet the requirements of this supervision and inspection, and 12 batches of products are unqualified
Another 10 batches of lamps (embedded LED lamps) were found to be unqualified. The production enterprises involved Jiaxing Mingxi Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., Jiaxing Tianyi Optoelectronics Co., Ltd., Hongpu Lighting Jiaxing Co., Ltd., Haiyan County Baibu Zhenli Shang Lighting Factory, Zhejiang Grand Electric Co., Ltd., Jiaxing Langneng Electric Co., Ltd., Haiyan County Baibu Town Panshi Light Power Plant, Haiyan Hongxin Plastic Factory, Gefeng Electric Jiaxing Co., Ltd., Haiyan County Feiyu Electronics Equipment factory.
Samsung launched the world's first cinema LED screen with a width of 10.3 meters
Samsung Electronics announced that it has installed the world's first commercial Cinema LED screen in the Lotte Cinema World Tower in South Korea. This is an HDR LED cinema display. During development, Samsung Audio Lab and HARMAN Professional Solutions worked hand in hand to provide next-generation image quality technology and realistic audio technology for the screen. , So the viewing experience is excellent.
HS Kim, President of Samsung Electronics’ Video Display Division, explained:“Because the images are clearer, the colors are more realistic, the audio is enhanced, and the display is more perfect, our Cinema LED screens will give viewers a better experience and make them feel Oneself is part of the picture. I am very happy to cooperate with Lotte Cinema to bring this technology to fans, and hope that we can further impact the movie world in the future. ”
Cinema LED Screen is approximately 10.3 meters (33.8 feet) wide and 5.4 meters high. It can be adjusted according to the theater environment to ensure optimal performance, reliability, and image quality. The display puts HDR technology into the super large screen, with a resolution of 4096x2160 (ultra-clear 4K) and a peak brightness of 146fL, which is 10 times stronger than standard projector technology. The screen is actually composed of 96 LED partitions with a width of 10.3 meters. Samsung can adjust the width according to requirements.
Samsung installed an ultra-high-definition LED screen in the Super S Auditorium, which is located in the Lotte Cinema in the Lotte World Tower in Seoul. The theater screen will not be distorted, because you can select ultra-high contrast and ultra-low grayscale when setting the screen, so it can show ultra-bright colors, ultra-deep blacks and the most primitive white with extremely high contrast.
Lotte Cinema“SUPER S” originally introduced powerful video technology in the auditorium. Samsung combined its own Cinema LED Screen and Harman JBL’s advanced audio technology with the original technology of the theater. How does it fit together? Samsung installed powerful speakers on the edge of the screen, implanted proprietary processing technology, and installed the JBL Sculpted Surround system. The entire system can bring unparalleled visual and audio effects, which is exactly what content creators hope.
With the Samsung Cinema LED screen, the theater can provide more diversified services to meet the different requirements of the audience. In different dark environments and ambient light, the display can still maintain excellent presentation capabilities. Sometimes venues may want to use the theater space for other things, such as holding corporate conferences, holding concerts, watching sports games, and holding games. At this time, Samsung Cinema LED can come in handy.
Lotte Cinema CEO Wonchun cha believes: “SUPER S Theater is a new form of film screening. We work together with Samsung to bring new high-quality technology to the film industry in the future, improve the viewing environment, and bring you a variety of content, thereby increasing customer satisfaction. ”
Before the official commercial use, Samsung Cinema LED Screen has undergone rigorous testing to prove that its performance and presentation capabilities meet the requirements. In May 2017, Cinema LED Screen met the requirements of DCI theater technical standards before it began commercial use.
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