12 Updates

Bayer’s Transparent Polycarbonate Lights the Way to Greater Design Freedom for Innovative LED Lighting Component

Sep 30 2013, 3:09am CDT | by PR.com

Manufacturers are responding to the increasing demand for energy-efficient light emitting diode fixtures with a larger selection of high-quality LED lighting options. The Line-Voltage Linear LED Engine application offered by TerraLUX Illumination uses Bayer MaterialScience's Makrolon® FR7087 polycarbonate, a medium-viscosity, easy-release grade of Bayer MaterialScience’s signature Makrolon polycarbonate for the product’s lens.

Pittsburgh, PA, September 30, 2013 --(PR.com )-- As demand for energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures continues to grow, manufacturers are responding with a larger selection of high...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos Tweets

 
 
 

42 weeks ago

Bayer’s Transparent Polycarbonate Lights the Way to Greater Design Freedom for Innovative LED Lighting Component

Sep 30 2013, 3:09am CDT | by PR.com

Manufacturers are responding to the increasing demand for energy-efficient light emitting diode fixtures with a larger selection of high-quality LED lighting options. The Line-Voltage Linear LED Engine application offered by TerraLUX Illumination uses Bayer MaterialScience's Makrolon® FR7087 polycarbonate, a medium-viscosity, easy-release grade of Bayer MaterialScience’s signature Makrolon polycarbonate for the product’s lens.

Pittsburgh, PA, September 30, 2013 --(PR.com )-- As demand for energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures continues to grow, manufacturers are responding with a larger selection of high-quality LED lighting options.

The LED light engine is a key component that helps make the LED lighting that surrounds us each day more energy efficient. Light engines are used in both new lighting and retrofits of older lighting applications, which include indoor and outdoor wall sconces, outdoor wall packs, surface-mounted ceiling fixtures and recessed step and wall lights.

LED lighting manufacturers are seeking materials that not only offer design freedom, but are tough, reliable and feature a strong property profile.

Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s polycarbonate has become a go-to material for rigorous LED lighting applications. One such application is the Line-Voltage Linear LED Engine offered by TerraLUX Illumination. A light engine – composed of one or more LED modules, an LED driver and a heat sink ­– is at the heart of many LED lighting fixtures.

This TerraLUX LED engine is a fully integrated, self-contained, plug-and-play LED solution for lighting fixture manufacturers and retrofit installations. It is AC-mains compatible, as well as dimmable, and requires no additional drivers or special sockets.

TerraLUX is utilizing Makrolon® FR7087 polycarbonate, a medium-viscosity, easy-release grade of Bayer MaterialScience’s signature Makrolon polycarbonate, for the product’s lens. This grade of plastic is also ultraviolet (UV) stabilized, flame retardant (UL 94 flame rated 5VA at 3.0 mm) and is typically processed by injection molding.

“Makrolon FR7087 polycarbonate, developed specifically for use in electrical and electronic applications, boasts tremendous clarity,” said Kevin Dunay, polycarbonates market segment leader, electrical, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. “The material’s flame rating, light transmission and impact properties, combined with Bayer’s technical expertise, made it a good fit for this demanding application.”

Brett Pardikes, senior mechanical engineer, TerraLUX Illumination, agrees: “Using Bayer’s plastic gave us the design freedom necessary to create one of the first truly integrated LED linear light engines that offers an IP-65 rating, is UL-listed for retrofit solutions and offers in-field durability – all while maintaining maximum light output and efficiency.”

The Line-Voltage Linear LED Engine, available in the United States and Canada, is offered in three sizes, all of which have the same 1.66-inch-high by 1.1-inch-wide profile, but differ in length, light output and weight. Size options are 4 inches (6.2 ounces); 6 inches (9.3 ounces); or 8 inches (12.4 ounces).

About TerraLUX Illumination:
Headquartered in Colorado, TerraLUX Illumination was founded in 2003 to advance solid state lighting technology. Through meticulous research and development, the company has built an extensive intellectual property and patent portfolio representing a new state of the art in LED thermal management (LEDSense®), optics, LED drive electronics, affordable LED module manufacturing and more.

About Bayer MaterialScience LLC:
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,500 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2012 sales of 11.5 billion euros. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer’s public reports which are available on the Bayer website at www.bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

Contact Information:
Bayer MaterialScience LLC
John Skabardonis
412-777-5200
Contact via Email
plastics.bayer.com
For more information about Bayer MaterialScience LLC's polycarbonates, call
1-800-662-2927, email pcinfo@bayer.com.
For more information about TerraLUX Illumination, call 1 (303) 442-4960 or visit http://www.terraluxillumination.com/.

Editor’s Note

Read the full story here: http://www.pr.com/press-release/518655

Press Release Distributed by PR.com

Source: PR.com

 
Update
12

Tweets

 
 
Update
11

6 minutes ago

Why A Little Self-Delusion Can Be Good For You

Jul 24 2014 2:58pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Business Groups Discuss Immigration Reform
Few things are more painful to witness than extreme self-delusion. Think of the hopeless flirter being repeatedly rejected at a bar or the office bloviator going on and on about topics he doesn't understand while his coworkers roll their eyes. No one wants to be that person, and so self-delusion gets a seriously bad name. But perhaps we need to rethink our attitude towards those who overestimate their own abilities. First off, because you're probably one of them. ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 
Update
10

7 minutes ago

Duke offers world's seventh most expensive Executive MBA

Jul 24 2014 2:58pm CDT | Source: Triangle Business Journal

Business Groups Discuss Immigration Reform
It's no mystery that many Executive MBA programs can put a dent in the wallet, and with a six-figure price tag, Duke University's Global Executive MBA costs the seventh most in the world, according to numbers just released from Poets and Quants. Duke University's Fuqua School of Business offers an EMBA program that is $166,000 for its 15-month curriculum, a 13.2 percent increase from 2011. UNC ...
Source: Triangle Business Journal   Full article at: Triangle Business Journal
 

 
Update
9

28 minutes ago

Top three auto repair red flags

Jul 24 2014 2:37pm CDT | Source: The Post

Business Groups Discuss Immigration Reform
(NAPS)—Finding an auto re-pair shop you can trust can be a challenge. Here are three warning signs to watch for on your next trip to the mechanic. • While no one likes to be overcharged, beware of estimates that are well under market rate. This can be a sign the mechanic is ...
Source: The Post   Full article at: The Post
 

 
Update
8

30 minutes ago

Zillow and Trulia Marriage Would Be Another Home Run For Chase Coleman

Jul 24 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

Bloomberg Breakfast - 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
Shares of both Zillow and Trulia, the giants of online real estate data, surged Thursday afternoon on reports that Zillow is in talks to acquire Trulia. Neither company would confirm the Bloomberg report that a Zillow-Trulia deal could value Trulia by as much as $2 billion. "We don't comment on specul ...
Source: Forbes Real Time   Full article at: Forbes Real Time
 

 
Update
6

34 minutes ago

Zillow Eyeing Trulia In Effort to Takeover Online Real Estate

Jul 24 2014 2:31pm CDT | Source: Fool.com

Business Groups Discuss Immigration Reform
The combination of Zillow and Trulia could shake up real estate for goo ...
Source: Fool.com   Full article at: Fool.com
 

 
Update
5

46 minutes ago

Cairn stock falls 6.6% over $1.25-bn loan to parent

Jul 24 2014 2:19pm CDT | Source: Business Standard

Business Groups Discuss Immigration Reform
Corporate governance firms say Sebi should probe non-disclosure ...
Source: Business Standard   Full article at: Business Standard
 

 
Update
4

1 hour ago

Budget proposals to generate growth with employment: Jaitley

Jul 24 2014 2:04pm CDT | Source: Business Standard

Business Groups Discuss Immigration Reform
Finance minister tries to allay worries of real estate bubble in foreseeable fut ...
Source: Business Standard   Full article at: Business Standard
 

 
Update
3

1 hour ago

Lloyds to pay up to £300m Libor fines

Jul 24 2014 1:52pm CDT | Source: FT

Business Groups Discuss Immigration Reform
UK bank will be the seventh financial institution to be fined as a result of investigations into the scandal over benchmark manipulation ...
Source: FT   Full article at: FT
 

 
Update
2

1 hour ago

Zillow looks to acquire largest competitor Trulia

Jul 24 2014 1:47pm CDT | Source: Seattle Business Journal

Bloomberg Breakfast - 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
Rapidly-growing Zillow is looking to acquire its biggest rival, Trulia, Bloomberg News reported Thursday. The deal could be announced as soon as next week, Bloomberg said, citing people with knowledge of the subject. It could be worth $2 billion. The Seattle-based real estate software company has been growing quickly in the past few years. It announced its eighth acquisition of a smaller company last week. Speculation that the two companies c ...
Source: Seattle Business Journal   Full article at: Seattle Business Journal
 

 
Update
1

1 hour ago

Facebook's profit propelled by mobile

Jul 24 2014 1:40pm CDT | Source: Business Standard

Business Groups Discuss Immigration Reform
Shareholders celebrated, sending the stock of the company to a record high in a ...
Source: Business Standard   Full article at: Business Standard
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

OPEC daily basket price closes lower
Vienna, July 24 (IANS) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $105.30 a barrel Wednesday, against $105.74 Tuesday, according to the OPEC Secretariat.
 
 
Pakistan denies breaching Kashmir truce
Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday denied New Delhi's allegations that its military was violating the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to push militants into the Indian state.
 
 
Husband makes wife's 'sexual rejection' list
London, July 24 (IANS) Next time when you refuse sex to your husband, hide all papers first. A man has prepared a 'sexual rejection' spreadsheet - in three columns - jotting down excuses his wife made over a course of six weeks.
 
 
Algerian plane with 119 on board missing
Algiers, July 24 (IANS) An aircraft belonging to Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, with 119 people on board, disappeared early Thursday, 50 minutes after takeoff from Ouagadougou Airport in Burkina Faso, media reported.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

India women beat Canada 4-2 in CWG hockey
Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team beat Canada 4-2 in the opening match of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. The match started in high momentum with both teams going on the attack immediately....
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Google, Apple And Facebook Are In The Clear. So Why The Angst?
When Google reported its earnings last week eMarketer ran an article that showed how Google along with Facebook accounted for over 72% of the increased ad spend in mobile in 2013, and that they were going to surpass...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Why Are Stocks Still Rising? Is This A Bubble?
Investors often ask me, “why is the stock market still going up after five years?” They think it must mean ‘prosperity is ahead.’ Actually, it’s largely due to financial engineering: stock buybacks. It’s important to...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
CWG: Indian judoka Chana settles for silver
Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) Indian judoka Navjot Chana had to settle for the silver medal after he lost the final bout of the men's -60kg category to England's Ashley McKenzie in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ford Plans to Tap Africa, Middle East Market
Ford Motors has outlined an aggressive plan to accelerate the activities of its newest business unit, the Middle East and Africa. Leveraging its One Ford Global Portfolio, the company will launch at least 25 new...
Read more on Auto Balla
 
Shushila wins India's third medal at CWG
Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) Judoka Shushila Likmabam won India its third medal on the opening day of the 20th Commonwealth Games, settling for the silver in the final of the women's -48kg category here Thursday. Kimberley...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
WTF of the week: Apple could be ‘obsolete’ in 2-3 years
At some point in the future, Apple will no longer be the consumer technology giant it is today. It will become obsolete. Its products will no longer be trendy. Other companies will innovate and drive Apple out of...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
CWG: Weightlifters Sanjita wins gold, Mirabai silver for India
Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) India opened its medal count in CWG with Manipuri girls Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom winning the gold and silver, respectively, in the women's 48kg category of weightlifting...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Here’s yet another way the iPhone 6 is messing with Samsung
Samsung has already started making fun in a TV commercial of the unreleased iPhone 6, telling potential buyers that its Android handsets had bigger displays for quite a while in an obvious attempt to kill the iPhone 6...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
By The Numbers: How Many iPhone 6's Is Apple Planning To Sell
It has been well publicized from a Wall Street Journal article that Apple has asked its suppliers to build between 70 to 80 million iPhone 6’s by the end of the year vs. the 50 to 60 million that were planned for last...
Read more on Apple Balla