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UV LEDs: Market Analysis and Forecast 2015

While visible-spectrum LEDs have penetrated into TV and mobile backlighting, auto, general lighting, signage and other markets, UV LEDs are just beginning to replace incumbent UV sources in a diverse arrays of markets, including curing, counterfeit detection, medical, sensing, printing, bio analysis and water/air disinfection markets.

Connected Lamps: Market Analysis and Forecast 2015

The lighting world is going through extreme changes. The increased penetration and usage of LED lighting has not only allowed for increased efficiencies with regards to energy, but has also opened the door to increased adaptability and control as well.

Connected Indoor Lighting: Market Analysis and Forecast 2015

The indoor lighting controls market has experienced growing attention in the past couple of years as companies compete to offer customers complete lighting controls packages that fulfill their needs and compatibility requirements.

Quantum Cascade Lasers: Market Analysis and Forecast 2015


Quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) are semiconductor lasers that are especially good at emitting laser light in the mid-IR to far-IR spectrum. QCL’s have existed since the mid-90’s, and offer enormous potential in biomedical, sensing, R&D, military, and homeland security areas. This report looks at the many applications available for quantum cascade lasers, and provides market assessments and five-year forecasts for these applications.

Ultrafast Lasers: Market Analysis and Forecast 2015

Ultrafast lasers composed of Ti:sapphire have existed for over 30 years now. This report covers the evolution of these lasers, loosely defined in this report as lasers that can produce pulse durations of 15 picoseconds or less. Five-year forecasts are included by laser type, speed, and ultrafast application, as well as a discussion of some ultrafast emerging applications.

Strategically Blogging

The End of Non-LED Lighting is Approaching

Philip Smallwood September 2015 A few weeks ago, EdisonReport reported that GE will be discontinuing some incumbent lighting technology luminaires, and will no longer be producing any new custom non-LED luminaire configurations starting in 2016. 

IKEA Lives Up to its Promise to Only Sell LED Bulbs

Stephanie Pruitt August 2015 In 2012, IKEA, the world’s largest home-furnishings retailer, vowed that it would only sell LED lamps in its stores by 2016. Three years later, it looks as though the retail giant is keeping its word and getting a hea...

The End of the Smartphone Era Has Arrived. Bring in the Lasers.

Allen Nogee August 2015 It’s really hard to believe that it has been just a little over 8 years since Apple introduced the iPhone, the smartphone which more or less started the smartphone revolution. In 2014, close to 1.2 billion smartphones...

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