Sapphire Award winners refine technology focus in 2019 (MAGAZINE)

There’s no doubt that innovation abounds in the LED and SSL industry. But each year places new expectations on technology specialists to ‘level up’ in order to win a Sapphire Award. Carrie Meadows reports on the Illumineer of the Year and winning products.

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Tunable LED lighting promises to reduce the incidence of myopia (MAGAZINE)

Long hours of indoor study and the lack of exposure to daylight is causing a myopia epidemic in young people around the globe, writes Stephen Mason, but an SSL implementation with tunable SPD could slow the trend of nearsightedness.

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Oversupply again plagues LED market, but some SSL applications look up (MAGAZINE)

IP issues and new fab investments resulted in slight oversupply of LEDs in 2018, write Philip Smallwood and Martin Shih, but looking forward, Strategies Unlimited sees old and new SSL applications that could deliver growth opportunities for LEDs.

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Li-Fi picks up speed. But oh, that dongle… (MAGAZINE)

Users such as Singapore’s Republic Polytechnic love the speed of Li-Fi, which is starting to look genuinely faster than Wi-Fi. And then there are all the other advantages. If only the gadget and laptop makers would get behind it. Mark Halper reports.

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LED business news: Cree sells lighting unit to Ideal; Amerlux, Echelon, and more

Ideal Industries will pay approximately $310 million for the Cree Lighting business unit, while Delta Electronics is acquiring SSL manufacturer Amerlux, and parts of the Echelon business recently acquired by Adesto are being shuttered.

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