Apr 23, 2015

Nobel laureate Nakamura's lighting company opens office in Yokohama

Nobel loreate Shuji Nakamura said Thursday his U.S.-based company Soraa Inc. has opened an office in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, to market high-quality light-emitting diode lamps in Japan. “Japan boasts the world’s widest diffusion of LED lamps,” said Nakamura, one of three Japan-born scientists ...

Feb 24, 2015

LED traffic lights just too cool for snowy Japan

Energy-saving LED traffic lights seemed like a cool way to cut back on electricity costs, but police are saying they might just be too cool — because they don’t melt snow. Light-emitting diodes account for around 45 percent of all stop-and-go signals in Japan ...

Largest LED veggie factory built in quake-hit city

Jul 3, 2014

Largest LED veggie factory built in quake-hit city

The world’s largest vegetable factory to make use of light-emitting diodes has been built in one of the cities damaged by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, the factory’s operator said. Mirai Co., a Tokyo-based company that runs vegetable growing factories, said ...

LED nails light up when calling

Apr 18, 2014

LED nails light up when calling

If you thought a finger that glows when you phone home was strictly the preserve of extra-terrestrials, think again: a Japanese firm has unveiled nails that light up when you make a call. Unlike “E.T.” in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film, modern-day Japanese fashionistas ...