The LED Boom

Because investor eyes have been focused on the European Central Bank's interest-rate cut and the domestic May employment report, it's likely that many missed the start of two big weeks for the light-emitting diode (LEDs) industry. The end of last week saw the conclusion of LightFair, and on Wednesday we'll have the Guangzhou International Lighting Show.

As is typical with industry trade shows, LightFair saw a number of new product announcements across the board. There was, for instance, Cree's (CREE) three-way LED bulb and General Electric's (GE) new Energy Star-certified 100-watt-equivalent LED bulb. For its part, Dow Corning (DOW) announced new optical-grade silicones, which are helping LED lighting manufacturers worldwide to expand the possibilities for LED module, lamp and luminaire designs....553 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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