WEBINAR "Faster to Light with Simpler Design: A New Multimode Flyback LED Solution"

WEBINAR "Faster to Light with Simpler Design: A New Multimode Flyback LED Solution"

Infineon’s latest Multimode Flyback Controller IC for LED lighting is targeting mid-range to high-end LED drivers for outdoor, interior, office and industrial lighting applications. Its integrated startup cell together with CrCM, DCM and burst mode optimize overall effi­ciency from standby to 100 percent while keeping time to light less than 0.5 seconds and reducing the use of external components.

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EU Call: R&I on IoT Integration and Platforms

Proposals shall mainly cover research on architectures, concepts, methods and tools for open IoT platforms. Research shall be driven by ambitious use cases which could be LED and lighting applications.

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Luger Research Organizes a One-Day Innovation Workshop with Prof. DDr. Sergei Ikovenko (M.I.T. USA) in Dornbirn, Austria

Luger Research Organizes a One-Day Innovation Workshop with Prof. DDr. Sergei Ikovenko (M.I.T. USA) in Dornbirn, Austria

At the 17th of June 2016, Prof. DDr. Sergei Ikovenko, a global leader in systematic innovation, will explain the key strategies for innovations at the Hotel Martinspark. Successful companies like Samsung, Philips, General Electric and Intel have attended Prof. Ikovenko’s workshops before. This is a great opportunity for CEOs, CTOs, R&D Manager, Innovation Managers, Patent Officers and Inventors to get answers on the following key questions: "How to find new markets for your product and technology?" and "What technology you need and how to find it?".

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High Power-Factor Buck LED Driver Meets Worldwide Retrofit Lamp Requirements

High Power-Factor Buck LED Driver Meets Worldwide Retrofit Lamp Requirements

PLANO, Texas--Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets, today announced the AL1676. This universal AC-input LED driver is designed to meet or exceed worldwide power-factor regulations for non-dimmable retrofit LED bulbs and tube lighting, providing a design that also delivers high efficiency and a low BOM cost. Options for the integrated MOSFET allow for 300V to 650V drain voltages and 1A to 4A drain currents in order to suit most 3W to 18W bulb requirements.

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New LED Series for Exterior Automotive Applications

New LED Series for Exterior Automotive Applications

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, presents four new ceramic high reflective packaged high power automotive LEDs with a Golden Lead Frame in four different colors White, PC-Amber, Red and Super Red, according to their preferred exterior applications.

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Lumileds Upgrades the LUXEON CoB Compact Range (Gen 2)

Lumileds Upgrades the LUXEON CoB Compact Range (Gen 2)

Lumileds today launches its second generation LUXEON CoB Compact Range LEDs, which feature an efficacy and output boost of up to 16% over its previous generation arrays. The new product line reinforces Lumileds leading position in chip on board technology by enabling the most cost effective solid state PAR, GU-10 and MR-16 lamps for retail, hospitality and home lighting applications.

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Karl Jónsson, IoT Architect, Tridonic

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Karl Jónsson, IoT Architect, Tridonic

Karl Jónsson, IoT Architect at Tridonic presented some interesting facts, figures, and ideas about IoT and the future of lighting in his speeches about “The Internet of Things and Lighting” at Zumtobel’s International Year of Light Event in 2015 and again at the Light + Building 2016 preview. LED professional got the chance to talk with him about his visions for IoT and Tridonic’s latest developments in that domain.

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Interview & Discussion: 5 Questions About Intelligent Lighting with Dr. Walter Werner

Interview & Discussion: 5 Questions About Intelligent Lighting with Dr. Walter Werner

Interview with Dr. Walter Werner, Managing Director at Werner Management Services in Austria. This interview was originally published in The Lighting Magazine, Australia.

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Inteligent LED Lighting System for Efficient Parking Concepts

Inteligent LED Lighting System for Efficient Parking Concepts

Lighting plays a key role in parking management in two important aspects: the cost, including consumption and maintenance, and users experience, which results in customer’s loyalty. That’s why LED lighting is a key technology for parking lighting because it gets a better lighting for each parking lot while reducing the energy use and, therefore, the cost.

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Luminis Adds New Architectural LED Lighting to Product Portfolio

Luminis Adds New Architectural LED Lighting to Product Portfolio

Luminis, an established innovator and manufacturer of specification grade, interior and exterior lighting solutions for commercial, institutional, retail, recreational and urban environments, today announced the launch of its new LumiSTIK product family. Consisting of a range of columns, bollards, pendants and wall mounted luminaires, LumiSTIK products are suited to site lighting applications where public space enhancement is the goal.

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Research on OLEDs with Ultrathin Emissive Layers and a Spacer-Free Structure

Research on OLEDs with Ultrathin Emissive Layers and a Spacer-Free Structure

Since C.W Tang demonstrated the first organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) based on a double-layer structure of organic materials in 1987, flat-panel displays and lighting applications based on OLED technology have grown dramatically because of their attractive features such as ultra-thin structure, light-weight and flexibility. To achieve a desirable OLED performance, a host-dopant system is adopted. This not only leads to an increase in material cost and device processing time, but also makes it difficult to control dopant concentration accurately. Therefore, OLEDs with dopant-free and ultrathin emissive layers (UEMLs) have aroused much attention. Shengfan Wu, Sihua Li, Qi Sun, Chenchao Huang & Man-Keung Fung recently published the results of their research on such ultrathin emissive layers (UEMLs) of phosphorescent materials for OLED applications.

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The “Internet of Light” – the Key to the “Internet of Things”

The “Internet of Light” – the Key to the “Internet of Things”

The Internet of Things is the next industrial revolution. As a specialist for innovative lighting components and systems, Tridonic is convinced that lighting will play a decisive role in the Internet of Things (IoT). Therefore, Tridonic developed the toolbox net4more which will not only connect luminaires with each other, but deliver an added value that goes far beyond lighting. Where do we stand today?

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The Connected Lighting Alliance Endorses ZigBee 3.0 for Residential Lighting

The Connected Lighting Alliance Endorses ZigBee 3.0 for Residential Lighting

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 11 2016) – The Connected Lighting Alliance [TCLA] announced today the endorsement of ZigBee 3.0, as the preferred open standard for residential connected lighting applications, simplifying choices for both lighting companies and consumers.

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Create Colorful and Bright LED Light with an LED Matrix Dimmer by Linear Technology

Create Colorful and Bright LED Light with an LED Matrix Dimmer by Linear Technology

RGB LEDs are quite common and used in many applications today. More advanced multi-color solutions like RGBW, RGBA or RGBWA offer huge advantages over RGB solutions, but several aspects are more complicated. Keith Szolusha, applications engineering section leader for power products at Linear Technology explains the advantages of RGBW systems, how they work, how to set up such systems, and how to drive them correctly using Linear Technology’s LT3965 8-switch LED matrix dimmer in combination with the LT3952 boost-buck LED driver as an example.

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Safety Concept for LED Street Lighting by Phoenix Contact

Safety Concept for LED Street Lighting by Phoenix Contact

Street and building lighting has profited greatly from the advantages of LED technology. While modern LED lampposts have dielectric strengths of up to 6 kV, surge currents and voltages occurring in the grid can be significantly higher. Andreas Schamber, Product Manager for surge protection at Phoenix Contact, presents and discusses a comprehensive power surge protection concept to prevent blackouts during power surges and to protect investments in LED lighting based on the company’s product portfolio.

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3-Pad LED Flip Chip COB by Flip Chip Opto

3-Pad LED Flip Chip COB by Flip Chip Opto

Wafer level packaging and flip chip design are the most recent trends in LED manufacturing and packaging. These LED types are perfectly suited for producing COB modules. This combination already promises better thermal performance than standard SMD package based products. However, there is still room for improvements. Pao Chen, Director of Research and Development at Flip Chip Opto shows how a 3-pad flip chip LED further reduces thermal resistance, allows higher power and can help to reduce costs.

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Manufacturability of OLED Encapsulation and Light Extraction by Russell Kurtz, Ph.D.

Manufacturability of OLED Encapsulation and Light Extraction by Russell Kurtz, Ph.D.

Applications for OLEDs in lighting are opening unique possibilities for designers; however, the organic materials make OLEDs more fragile than LEDs. A higher-index Luminit Light Shaping Diffuser® developed into a barrier film could be an excellent substrate for OLEDs, encapsulating them while simultaneously supporting them.

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3-Pad LED Flip Chip COB by Flip Chip Opto

3-Pad LED Flip Chip COB by Flip Chip Opto Wafer level packaging and flip chip design are the most recent trends in LED manufacturing and packaging. These LED types are perfectly suited for producing COB modules. This combination already promises better thermal performance than standard SMD package based products. However, there is still ... Read more »

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LFI 2016 Touts LED Lighting and Digital Control Technology Transformation by Dr. Nisa Khan

LFI 2016 Touts LED Lighting and Digital Control Technology Transformation by Dr. Nisa Khan The 27th Annual LightFair International (LFI) conference was dominated by LED lighting coupled with internet-based control via wireless networks that continues to proliferate in today’s world. The world is increasingly becoming drenched with Internet of Things (IoT) discussions, demonstrations and ... Read more »

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Luger Research Organizes a One-Day Innovation Workshop with Prof. DDr. Sergei Ikovenko (M.I.T. USA) in Dornbirn, Austria

Luger Research Organizes a One-Day Innovation Workshop with Prof. DDr. Sergei Ikovenko (M.I.T. USA) in Dornbirn, Austria At the 17th of June 2016, Prof. DDr. Sergei Ikovenko, a global leader in systematic innovation, will explain the key strategies for innovations at the Hotel Martinspark. Successful companies like Samsung, Philips, General Electric and Intel have attended Prof. Ikovenko’s workshops before. This is a ... Read more »

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White Hybrid Light-Emitting Diodes: A Plausible Solution for Commercialization and Health Issues, by the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)

White Hybrid Light-Emitting Diodes: A Plausible Solution for Commercialization and Health Issues, by the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) One of the challenges in terms of commercialization of white LEDs is the need for cheap, inorganic phosphors. In this context, hybrid LEDs have recently emerged as a new approach based on downconverting organic coatings. The authors, Pedro B. Coto from the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Marlene ... Read more »

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