13 May '11, 2pm

The Hidden Story in Solid State Lighting

LightFair International, the large lighting trade show, will take place next week, and the discussions there will likely center around LEDs. But don't be fooled into thinking that the market swirls around those small chips that emit light. The new kings of the industry are the light fixture makers. Fixture makers? The people who make night lights and light bulbs ? Lamp makers? Aluminum benders? It sounds strange, but look at the evidence: --Cree, one of the top LED manufacturers in the world, will use the event to showcase a ceiling fixture powered by LEDs that can replace those fluorescent bulb ceiling fixtures seen in almost every U.S. office building. It will be Cree’s main announcement at the show. General Electric will show off a similar fixture, powered in part by intellectual property from Rambus. --Lunera , a Silicon Valley startup founded by lighting designers who...

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