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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Advanced Bluetooth 4.0+ Based Smart Lighting Technology

Advanced Bluetooth 4.0+ Based Smart Lighting Technology

Smart lighting and lighting controls are not restricted by hardware or traditional lighting control protocols anymore. Today, system modifications and firmware updates can all be done over-the-air. Wireless technologies enable lighting controls in places where it was not an option before. Besides Bluetooth, Zigbee and WiFi there are proprietary technologies in use. Saara Guastella M.Sc. in Lighting Engineering and Lighting Controls, is Product Marketing Manager at Casambi. In the following article she introduces Casambi’s technology based on Bluetooth Low Energy, and describes, explains and compares it with other established communication technologies for smart lighting.

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Memorandum of Understanding between European Photonics Industry Consortium and LUX Photonics Consortium

Memorandum of Understanding between European Photonics Industry Consortium and LUX Photonics Consortium

Prof. Tjin Swee Chuan, Chairman of the LUX Photonics Consortium in Singapore, and Carlos Lee, Director General of EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) signed a collaboration agreement on April 22, 2016. The signature was witnessed by George Loh, Programmes Director at the National Research Foundation of Singapore’s Prime Minister’s Office.

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LIFUD ZigBee Smart LED Drivers and ZigBee Convertors

LIFUD ZigBee Smart LED Drivers and ZigBee Convertors

This year LIFUD expands its product portfolio with ZigBee smart LED drivers in addition to the two series 10 years warranty LED drivers. LIFUD ZigBee smart LED drivers have already been exhibited on the March Frankfurt lighting fair in Germany as well as April San Deigo lighting fair in America. And customers show great attention to this new smart LED driver.

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New Cree XLamp CXA2 High Density LEDs Double Lumen Output

New Cree XLamp CXA2 High Density LEDs Double Lumen Output

Cree breaks performance barriers with the new Cree® XLamp®CXB1310 and CXB1520 High Density LED arrays. The new LEDs deliver the highest lumen density at 6mm and 9mm - the industry’s most lumens for their light emitting surface sizes. The advancement enables radically new and differentiated LED lighting form factors for track lights, lamps and downlights. The high performance of the CXA2 LED arrays allow lighting manufacturers to reduce thermal, mechanical and optical costs at the system level.

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SFIM-300 Spectral Flickering Irradiance Meter

SFIM-300 Spectral Flickering Irradiance Meter

SFIM-300 Spectral Flickering Irradiance Meter integrates the flicker, spectra, illuminance, colorimetric measurement function. With the international patented technologies, SFIM-300 realizes wide dynamic range with excellent linearity and extremely high accuracy. SFIM-300 suits best for the on-site measurement for road lighting, tunnel lighting, retail lighting, indoor, office lighting and etc.

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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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Next Generation Luminaires™ Design Competition Recognizes 25 Commercial LED Indoor and Outdoor Lighting Products

Next Generation Luminaires™ Design Competition Recognizes 25 Commercial LED Indoor and Outdoor Lighting Products

The eighth annual Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition has recognized 25 commercial LED indoor and outdoor lighting products for excellence. The winners were announced today at LIGHTFAIR® International in San Diego.

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Osram is Demonstrating Phaser Laser Technology for the Entertainment Sector

Osram is Demonstrating Phaser Laser Technology for the Entertainment Sector

Spotlights provide the right illumination for actors in front of the camera and on the stage, put concerts and other events in the right light and are the main tool for lighting designers looking to create spectacular effects. A special highlight from Osram at Prolight + Sound 2016 is the next generation of entertainment lighting based on laser technology. The Osram booth (E50 in Hall 3.0) features not only the Kreios Profile and Fresnel luminaires but also the new versions of the familiar and improved Lok-it! Power Series and the SplitStar S32, an innovative RGBW multi-chip LED module. “As a pioneer in laser technology we are delighted to be showing this technology in action for entertainment lighting, creating yet another milestone in this sector”, explained Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO Specialty Lighting at Osram. “What’s more, visitors to our booth and to the booth of our subsidiary Clay Paky can see more products for the entertainment sector and the first results of our close cooperation.”

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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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Cree Announces Outstanding R&D LED Efficacy Combined with Superior Color Quality

Cree Announces Outstanding R&D LED Efficacy Combined with Superior Color Quality

Cree, Inc. records another LED industry first with the demonstration of a single high-power LED delivering nearly 1,600 lumens at 134 lumens-per-watt (LPW) with similar color quality as an incandescent light bulb. With this result, Cree achieved a breakthrough 25 percent increase in lumens per watt (LPW) over production LEDs of similar color quality under operating conditions found in real-world LED lighting applications. This important milestone coupled with Cree’s latest SC5 Technology™ platform will lead to LED systems with increased performance, lower cost and better light.

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Advanced Bluetooth 4.0+ Based Smart Lighting Technology

Advanced Bluetooth 4.0+ Based Smart Lighting Technology

Smart lighting and lighting controls are not restricted by hardware or traditional lighting control protocols anymore. Today, system modifications and firmware updates can all be done over-the-air. Wireless technologies enable lighting controls in places where it was not an option before. Besides Bluetooth, Zigbee and WiFi there are proprietary technologies in use. Saara Guastella M.Sc. in Lighting Engineering and Lighting Controls, is Product Marketing Manager at Casambi. In the following article she introduces Casambi’s technology based on Bluetooth Low Energy, and describes, explains and compares it with other established communication technologies for smart lighting.

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3-Pad LED Flip Chip COB

3-Pad LED Flip Chip COB

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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Solving the Phase-Cut Dimming Challenge

Solving the Phase-Cut Dimming Challenge

The evolution of dimmable LED lighting is an ongoing subject and phase-cut dimming is often dissatisfactory. While some weaknesses may be acceptable in residential applications, they are definitely not acceptable in professional applications. Stage lighting, studio lighting, TV and movie lighting set the highest standards. Craig Sharp and Bill Trzyna, Research & Design Engineers at CCI Power Supplies LLC discuss which developments helped to overcome limiting obstacles and led to a solution that also satisfies stringent requirements.

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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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WHITE PAPER: "LED Reflector and Lens Simulation using TracePro® Illumination Design and Analysis Software"

WHITE PAPER: "LED Reflector and Lens Simulation using TracePro® Illumination Design and Analysis Software"

TracePro® allows users to design, analyze, and optimize LED lighting systems using software simulation prior to building hardware. The resultant accuracy of these models depends on the accuracy of the components that make up the model. These include light source characteristics, surface and material properties, and model geometry.

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LIFUD ZigBee Smart LED Drivers and ZigBee Convertors

LIFUD ZigBee Smart LED Drivers and ZigBee Convertors This year LIFUD expands its product portfolio with ZigBee smart LED drivers in addition to the two series 10 years warranty LED drivers. LIFUD ZigBee smart LED drivers have already been exhibited on the March Frankfurt lighting fair in Germany as well as April San Deigo lighting fair in America. ... Read more »

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New Cree XLamp CXA2 High Density LEDs Double Lumen Output

New Cree XLamp CXA2 High Density LEDs Double Lumen Output Cree breaks performance barriers with the new Cree® XLamp®CXB1310 and CXB1520 High Density LED arrays. The new LEDs deliver the highest lumen density at 6mm and 9mm - the industry’s most lumens for their light emitting surface sizes. The advancement enables radically new and differentiated LED ... Read more »

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SFIM-300 Spectral Flickering Irradiance Meter

SFIM-300 Spectral Flickering Irradiance Meter SFIM-300 Spectral Flickering Irradiance Meter integrates the flicker, spectra, illuminance, colorimetric measurement function. With the international patented technologies, SFIM-300 realizes wide dynamic range with excellent linearity and extremely high accuracy. SFIM-300 suits best for the on-site ... Read more »

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New CDM10V – Compact and Highly Integrated Dimming Interface IC

New CDM10V – Compact and Highly Integrated Dimming Interface IC The compact and highly integrated LED light- ing interface IC allows designers to replace many of the discrete components used in conventional dimming schemes with a single device. Thus, it can reduce the compo- nent count and PCB space needed for dimming circuitry in LED lighting applications by ... Read more »

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WILLIGHTING Releases Super Bright Flexible SMD5630 LED Strip with CE

WILLIGHTING Releases Super Bright Flexible SMD5630 LED Strip with CE Willighting releases a new and super bright flexible SMD5630 strip. With constant current Infineon IC driver, the leds’ brightness will be higher, about 3400lm/m in white and won’t be changed anything when the input voltage changes a little. What’s more, CE and 3 years warranty ensure high ... Read more »

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HONGLITRONIC High Performance LED Light Engines: 10W/20W/30W AC COB

HONGLITRONIC High Performance LED Light Engines: 10W/20W/30W AC COB Guangzhou Hongli Opto-Electronic Co., Ltd., a leader in advanced components in China, announced that AC COB, the company’s new high-power LED Light Engines line-up with high light efficacy, Simplified on-board power supply, Easy Assembly, High Efficiency (> 85%), High Power Factor (PF > 0.95), Low ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Founders of RAYLASE Receive EPIC Phoenix Award 2016 that Recognizes Entrepreneurship in Photonics

Founders of RAYLASE Receive EPIC Phoenix Award 2016 that Recognizes Entrepreneurship in Photonics RAYLASE Group has its headquarters in Weßling, Germany and a subsidiary in China, located in Shenzhen. Both entities are doing production of components, submodules and software to deflect, modulate and control laser beams in a broad variety of applications e.g. marking, drilling, cutting, engraving ... Read more »

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Discussion: Lighting Flicker of LED Lighting Systems

Discussion: Lighting Flicker of LED Lighting Systems Flicker is the modulation of a lamp’s light output caused by fluctuations of the mains voltage supply. Recent research has shown that fluctuations of short wavelength emissions are perceived to a higher extent and light flicker may have a huge influence on the well-being of end users. Prof. ... Read more »

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