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FORM 8-K: LED LIGHTING FILES CURRENT REPORT
August 29, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- LED Lighting Co., Petaluma, Calif., files Form 8-K (current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on Aug. 27. State or other jurisdiction of incorporation: Delaware

Cree and Lextar Electronics Launch LED Collaboration
August 29, 2014
Cree and Lextar Electronics reported that the companies have entered into an agreement whereby Cree will make an investment in Lextar and the companies will enter into a supply agreement for sapphire-based LED chips.

Cree Introduces Industry Breakthrough Replacement for Halogen MR16 Lamps; MR16 Series TrueWhite® LED Lamps Deliver Industry Leading Performance with a Payback in Months;
August 28, 2014
Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the MR16 Series LED lamp with TrueWhite® Technology, that delivers the soft, diffused light of a traditional 50-watt halogen MR16 lamp, and is designed for global compatibility with virtually all existing sockets. With a suggested retail price of USD 25, Cree MR16 TrueWhite LED lamps consume up to 83 percent less energy and are designed to meet ENERGY STAR® qualification to deliver a rapid payback of less than one year.* "The Cree® MR16 TrueWhite® LED lamp is the best 50-watt halogen replacement lamp to combine the energy saving benefits of LED with the light distribution and color quality our clients expect," said Lee Mehler, principal architect and president, LMHT Associates/National Restaurant Designers. "We've been disappointed with other MR16 LED lamps on the market, but after testing the Cree® MR16 Series TrueWhite® LED lamp we are specifying and recommending the use of this product for new and retrofit projects to replace existing halogen MR16 lamps with Cree."

New Vandal Resistant LED Wall Pack Survives Multistory Drop Test
August 28, 2014
Access Fixtures tested the durability of vandal-resistant LED wall packs in their new video, "Will It Light?" In the video, Access Fixtures team members and lighting specialists dropped a vandal-resistant wall pack with LG LED Modules from the roof of a building. As a control, they also dropped an Epson printer. While the printer shattered immediately, the vandal-resistant wall pack only suffered a small crack and still lights. The test demonstrates the durability of the wall pack's aluminum housing. The video can be found on the vandal-resistant LED wall pack page .

Toshiba Debuts Photovoltaic Couplers in Small-Size SO6 Packages; New Applications Addressed with Increased Operating Temperature Ranges and Isolation Voltages
August 28, 2014
 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.(TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced the launch of two new photovoltaic couplers housed in small-size SO6 packages: the TLP3905 and TLP3906. The new photocouplers are designed for use in measuring instruments or as MOSFET gate drivers for the replacement of mechanical relays. Photovoltaic couplers can be used to create a MOSFET gate driver without using an external secondary-side power supply. The structure of a photovoltaic coupler is a photorelay without a MOSFET chip. Users can create an isolated relay by combining the photovoltaic coupler with an external MOSFET of their choice. This combination makes it possible to realize larger voltages and currents for solutions that are not covered under the existing photorelay line-up. The new photocouplers consist of an infrared light emitting diode optically coupled to a photodiode array. The photodiodes are connected in series, making the TLP3905 and TLP3906 suitable for MOS gate drive applications.

Jumpstarter Prepped for Rollout from mPower Technologies; mPower Jump Plus reaches final stages for launch
August 28, 2014
mPower Technologies Inc. ( http://mpowertech.com/ ), the consumer products subsidiary of mPhase Technologies, Inc. ( XDSL ), announced today that the mPower Jump Plus is in the final stage for a product rollout. Distributors are getting prepped for a big fall push. Distributors and retailers are continuing to be introduced to the third product in mPower Technologies' line of emergency, portable jumpstarters. Over 220 retailers are carrying the mPower jumpstarter products already in the marketplace. The mPower Jump and Mini Jump are on retail shelves and are also being sold direct from distribution marketers and online resellers. The marketing materials are starting to reach those distributors and new sales contacts are continuing to inform those partners of the new third product in the line.

US Contract Notice: Department of the Army Issues Solicitation for "70--INTENT TO SOLE SOURCE APPLE EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS. APPLE DOES NOT SELL SOFTWARE THROUGH DISTRIBUTORS"
August 28, 2014
Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau Officer has issued requirement for "70--INTENT TO SOLE SOURCE APPLE EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS. APPLE DOES NOT SELL SOFTWARE THROUGH DISTRIBUTORS."

TI announces first DLP® LightCrafter(TM) evaluation module for video and data display applications; Evaluation module features smallest, brightest and most efficient DLP® Pico(TM) WVGA display chipset
August 26, 2014
 Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced theavailabilityof the DLP® LightCrafter(TM) Display 2010 evaluation module, a developer tool that allows quick assessment of TI's 0.2" (5.29 mm) TRP WVGA display chipset. The 180-mW, ultra-low power chipset, consisting of a DLP2010 digital micromirror device, a DLPC3435 display controller and a DLPA2005 power management/LED driver, is now shipping in volume and is available through TI'sworldwide distributor network.

SemiLEDs releases 80x80mil metal LED chips
August 25, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: SemiLEDs Corporation, a provider of vertical LED technology solutions, has released 80x80mil metal LED chips, including white, blue and UV variations.

Eaton expands Wheelock Exceder LED Series with new ceiling appliances
August 22, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Eaton, a power management company, has announced that its Cooper Notification business has expanded its Wheelock Exceder LED Series to include ceiling models for horns, horn strobes, strobes, speakers and speaker strobes.


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