Amsterdam, 16 January 2018.
Philips Lighting schrapte vorige week een derde van zijn onderzoeksbanen in Eindhoven. In de Amsterdamse wijk Zeeburg wordt juist hard geïnvesteerd in lichttechnologie. Veertien onderzoekers plus een legertje freelancers werken daar aan de modernste lichttoepassingen.
Shanghai - Amsterdam, 9 June 2017.
Sengled, a leading company of innovative lighting solutions has signed a development and commercialization agreement with Seaborough for the oneTLed technology. Sengled will be the only ODM party to make the Universal T LED products (LED tubes fully compatible with all magnetic ballasts & all electronic ballasts). With the creation of this Universal TLED product, a new market standard for compatible LED retrofit tubes can be set.
Professor Meijerink has been awarded a LIFT grant from the Chemistry Innovation Fund (Innovatiefonds Chemie), in a joint project between university researchers and private companies. In the LIFT project the UU researchers will collaborate with Seaborough Research. A short review of the approved project is given below.
White LED light bulbs are taking over the lighting market. The most common combination is a blue LED using YAG:Ce3+ phosphor, which turns part of the blue light into a yellow/green. This yields an efficient, but rather unpleasant, white light. Adding orange/red phosphor improves the light quality but unfortunately it also drastically lowers the bulb’s efficiency, because today’s red phosphors emit part of their red light at a wavelength that is at the outer limits of perception by the human eye. The aim of this project is to develop new materials that can absorb blue light and turn this efficiently into narrow-band red light. This would allow the fabrication of an LED light bulb that emitted a high-quality, warm white light without sacrificing much in terms of efficiency.
Amsterdam, 17 July 2017.
On 1 July 2017, Martijn Dekker (51) took over as the new CEO of Seaborough, an Amsterdam-based R&D company that is part of Momentum Capital. Dekker succeeds Fred van Ommen, who will remain associated with Seaborough as Senior Advisor Life Science. Dekker was involved in negotiating the recent licence agreement with Chinese lighting manufacturer Sengled, which will use Seaborough’s oneTLed technology to produce LED fluorescent tubes that are compatible with all magnetic and electronic ballasts. OneTLed technology will be incorporated in Sengled products and products it produces for leading lighting brands as an original design manufacturer. This will soon mean that traditional fluorescent tubes can be replaced with energy-efficient LED tubes in existing luminaries without changing anything else.