The China-based Tunghsu Optoelectronic Technology has announced a new series of graphene LED ‘super lights’ at the 2017 International Graphene Innovation Conference. The new lights reportedly use graphene for heat dissipation and conduction.

The new LEDs' volume is said to be 75% lower than traditional LED lights and they are 30% lighter. Power-saving capacity is 20-30% better and they provide high-performance luminescence and light distribution. The lights also come with a smart connection function, according to the company. Users can integrate information devices, transmit Wi-Fi hotspots, gather environmental information, monitor road security and act as emergency alarms.

Tunghsu Optoelectronic stated that it has upgraded and reconstructed a total of 200,000 graphene LED lights in Beijing and Zhejiang and Hainan provinces, among others. The company expects to develop synergies between the product and its new-energy vehicle business, said company representatives. The company also made plans to invest CNY1 billion ($151 million USD) in a smart city project related to super lights in Mudanjiang city, located in northern Heilongjiang province. It will cooperate with Guangdong-based communication device manufacturer ZTE to promote the use of super lights in the Internet of Things market.

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