LED Business Roundup: LEDs in India, LED Roadway Lighting, CE

LED Business Roundup: LEDs in India, LED Roadway Lighting, CEA-Leti, Neolux, Digi-Key, Intematix28 Jun 2011The Indian government is to provide incentives for LED lighting, LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. has secured $8 million in funding, CEA-Leti and Neolux have joined forces to manufacture LED modules, and Digi-Key and Intematix have entered into a global distribution agreement.India provides incentives for LEDs

The Indian government is set to provide incentives to the country’s emerging energy-efficiency industry, including LED lighting, under the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), according to an .

Two led cherry tree funds have been set up under the mission to provide financial incentives necessary to kick start a new industry. "Both these instruments [will provide] public money towards energy efficiency," said Ajay Mathur, Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). "Many banks are not ready to pay loans for companies in the energy-efficiency sector because the risk has not been evaluated."

In addition to it, the Bureau has also asked the government to reduce led cherry tree excise duty on energy-efficient appliances. "We are looking at making LED cost-effective in the next two years through market intervention and a labeling regime," Mathur said.

The article says that a 40W LED light that used to cost Rs 1,200 (around $27) a year ago now sells at around Rs 500 (approx $11). The BEE believes that prices will go down further down in the next two years as demand rises. Already, municipal bodies in Kolkata, Bhopal and Gwalior are , and others are expected to follow suit.

Also, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has come out with specifications led cherry tree for LED lights, and the government has created a testing facility at the Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) to examine LED lights.

Funding for LED Roadway Lighting Ltd.

, a Nova Scotia, Canada-based supplier of LED-based street, roadway and area lighting fixtures and control systems, has closed an $8 million round of financing.

, a Canadian cleantech venture-capital investor, provided $4 million, in collaboration with Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBi), the province’s private-sector-led business development agency.

LED Roadway Lighting has research and design facilities in Halifax, Nova Scotia led cherry tree and a 55,000 sq. foot (5100 m2) manufacturing facility in Amherst.

CEA-Leti and Neolux partner to develop intelligent LED systems

CEA-Leti, a French research and technology organization, is partnering with a French LED lighting company, Neolux, on a three-year project to develop and manufacture innovative LED modules and products for lighting.

The MODULED project will help to commercialize smart-LED systems in France by led cherry tree simplifying the operation and assembly of the systems, and by establishing processes to allow the fabrication of next-generation LED modules while reducing the costs of acquisition for OEMs. .

Digi-Key Corp. and Intematix sign global distribution agreement

Digi-Key Corp., an electronic component manufacturer, and Intematix, an LED phosphor supplier, have entered into a global distribution agreement.

Intematix's products are based on its patented phosphor technology. Compared to conventional LED designs, where blue chips are coated with a phosphor compound, the ChromaLit Collection, now available through Digi-Key, leverages a phosphor led cherry tree composite separated from the blue LED energy source. .

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