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Philips claims world record for energy-efficient lighting, doubling fluorescents’ lumens/watt

By Eileen De Guire / April 19, 2013

Royal Philips Electronics has been clawing its way to the top of the LED market and last week the company again was able to distinguish itself from competitors when it announced it had developed an LED in a tube lighting (TL) form factor— a TLED—that can produce 200 lumens per watt, a level that Philips…

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Sapphire crystal makers’ business on upswing

By / February 21, 2011

90 kg sapphire crystal. Credit: Thermal Technology. I’ve touched on LEDs a couple of times in the last few days, and in doing that research I got the distinct impression that because of strong demand in the LED markets, companies that have a hand in making the sapphire substrates for LEDs are doing quite well,…

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Scientists tackle the mysterious malady of LED “droop”

By / July 30, 2009

At first glance, the light-emitting diode, or LED, beats the venerable incandescent bulb in every way. It’s compact, bright, long-lasting and, in its latest form, can produce a warm, white light. Best of all, it saves more than enough money on electricity to cover the extra cost. But the LED is bedeviled by a problem,…

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