WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must

From high voltage ballasts for fluorescent bulbs to LED accent lighting, advancements in lighting technologies for industrial and domestic markets have led to a surge in EMI concerns. Luckily, mitigating EMI early on, avoiding costly product redesigns and delays, can be as simple as incorporating EMI filters during the development process.

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WEBINAR: Measurements for and Interpretation of the Photobiological Safety Standard for Lighting - IEC 62471

WEBINAR: Measurements for and Interpretation of the Photobiological Safety Standard for Lighting - IEC 62471

Throughout the world, a comprehensive standard is in place for evaluating the photobiological safety of lamps and lighting systems that emit light in the spectral region 200-3000nm. Incorporating products from the long-established Optronic Laboratories catalogue, plus the introduction of newly-designed products to meet the specific requirements of these measurements, the OL 750D workstation provides an automated measurement solution with full software guidance, calculation, and classification to be in compliance with IEC 62471.

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

Ruairí O'Brien, associate professor and head of the Architecture and Visual design department at the German University in Cairo and CEO of Ruairí O'Brien. Architektur. Licht Raumkunst, surprised and delighted the audience with his lecture at LpS 2016 when he talked about allowing darkness. He expressed the same sentiments in a caption for a figure in the proceedings booklet: "The future in Dresden is not lighting excess - the future is Re-Darkness with intelligent SSL concepts." This year, Ruairí held two lectures at TiL in which he emphasized how important a thorough application of light is in respect to culture, ethics, and environment. In addition to his work, these interesting statements made it made a Tech-Talk Bregenz with him a top priority.

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Personal Lighting Profiles Might Be the Key to Creating a Natural "Work Light Balance"

Personal Lighting Profiles Might Be the Key to Creating a Natural "Work Light Balance"

Commentary from LpR 76: Henrik Clausen has been involved in lighting for over 30 years in both commercial and academic positions. In 1996, he became the Managing Director of Fagerhult Lighting in Denmark, and held that position until 2004, when he founded the Fagerhult Lighting Academy. In 2015 he also became Head of Research for Fagerhult. He holds a position as professor in Lighting Design at AAU in Copenhagen. He guest lectures at various Universities around the world. He speaks worldwide, primarily addressing the human and emotional aspects of light and lighting design.

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LED Driver for High Power Machine Vision Flash

LED Driver for High Power Machine Vision Flash

Automation is nothing new and its demands are rapidly increasing, either in production or inspection. More sensors are used and many are based on direct or reflected light detection. Some work in the visible range and others work in the non-visible spectrum of light. LED lighting has become the standard in most applications as the solid-state light source offers numerous advantages over other lighting technologies. However, the LED lighting system is only as good as the peripheral components and LED drivers are one key element in many applications. Keith Szolusha, LED driver applications manager and Kyle Lawrence, associate applications engineer, identified the challenges for machine vision flash applications and propose a solution example with Analog Devices' LT3932 high speed LED driver.

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Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications

Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications

Advancements in UV LED technology have begun changing the horticultural lighting landscape. Research is still ongoing to discover the extent of benefits and best practices of using UV light in horticulture. Using optics in tandem with UV LED light systems can help reach performance goals and optimize growing. Although there are several UV- transmitting materials available, not all are equivalent or able to meet the requirements for UV applications. Justine Galbraith, glass engineer, and Sharayah Follett, market development manager at Kopp Glass, Inc. discuss the performance considerations of various UV-transmitting materials and how application challenges are addressed by integrating optical elements.

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NatureConnect - An Innovative Lighting System Inspired by Nature

NatureConnect - An Innovative Lighting System Inspired by Nature

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, introduces NatureConnect, a lighting innovation inspired by nature to make people feel happier and healthier. The system is built on proven biophilic design principles, which use elements of nature in interior spaces to create healthy, engaging and inspiring environments. The first implementation of NatureConnect is currently taking place at one of Skanska’s offices in Warsaw, Poland, a leading international project development and construction company.

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Improved Color Variety: New, Compact LED Family from Osram Covers a Wide Range of Applications

Improved Color Variety: New, Compact LED Family from Osram Covers a Wide Range of Applications

In recent years, modern LED technology has established itself as a standard in more and more application fields. The new Synios S 2222 family from Osram Opto Semiconductors is suitable for a wide range of applications: from customized lighting solutions for electronic devices, ambient lighting for trains and planes to high-quality architectural lighting. The product family is characterized in its compact dimensions, combined with very good brightness values and the ability to cover the entire color palette.

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Executive Summary on "A Study on the Perception of Full Spectrum LEDs" Published

Executive Summary on "A Study on the Perception of Full Spectrum LEDs" Published

From a LED producer's perspective, it is essential to have knowledge about the perception of LEDs by human beings. To consolidate existing and gain new knowledge on recently introduced Full Spectrum LEDs, which claim to bring natural light quality into electric lighting appliances, the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (Germany) conducted a study in cooperation with three main LED manufacturers Nichia (Japan), Seoul Semiconductor (Korea), Toshiba Materials (Japan) and the LED gear supplier Lumitronix (Germany).

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Austrian Tech University Graz Revolutionizes 3D Metal Printing Using LEDs

Austrian Tech University Graz Revolutionizes 3D Metal Printing Using LEDs

A technology developed at Graz University of Technology uses LED instead of laser sources for the additive manufacturing of metal parts and optimizes 3D metal printing in terms of construction time, metal powder consumption, equipment costs and post-processing effort.

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NatureConnect - An Innovative Lighting System Inspired by Nature

NatureConnect - An Innovative Lighting System Inspired by Nature

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, introduces NatureConnect, a lighting innovation inspired by nature to make people feel happier and healthier. The system is built on proven biophilic design principles, which use elements of nature in interior spaces to create healthy, engaging and inspiring environments. The first implementation of NatureConnect is currently taking place at one of Skanska’s offices in Warsaw, Poland, a leading international project development and construction company.

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Measuring Uniformity of LED Luminaires in Seconds: MKS Announces Ophir® FluxGage™ 604 Measurement System

Measuring Uniformity of LED Luminaires in Seconds: MKS Announces Ophir® FluxGage™ 604 Measurement System

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) has announced the Ophir® FluxGage™ 604 compact measurement system for LED luminaires. This new series features four additional color sensors evenly arranged in the bottom of the device delivering further x,y, and CCT data as well as the illuminance. Within seconds the user gets an overview of the color and overall uniformity of the measured light. This allows direct evaluation of LED chips or optical assemblies used for color mixing and beam shaping within the design process in order to find the optics that provide the optimal light for a particular application. The system can also be used in end-of-line LED luminaire production applications to instantly detect issues, ensuring high quality product standards are met. The Ophir FluxGage measurement system also measures total luminous flux, color parameters and flicker.

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Intuitive Interaction: Ultra-compact Infrared LED from Osram Enables Gesture Control in Car Interiors

Intuitive Interaction: Ultra-compact Infrared LED from Osram Enables Gesture Control in Car Interiors

Automotive interior design is currently undergoing a fundamental change. Displays are getting larger, the number of manual controls is decreasing, and customizable lighting solutions are creating a feel-good atmosphere. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and technologies previously designed for mobile devices – such as facial recognition, eye tracking or gesture control – are increasingly making their way into the automotive sector. These technologies are based on infrared light. The smaller and more powerful the required components, the easier they are to integrate into complex designs. Osram’s Oslon Piccolo now offers an extremely compact infrared LED (IRED) that packs enormous power in a small package, making it ideal for customers.

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See and Be Seen: New LED from Osram Ensures Optimal Visibility in Dense Fog

See and Be Seen: New LED from Osram Ensures Optimal Visibility in Dense Fog

Dense fog and poor visibility repeatedly lead to serious rear-end collisions. In poor weather conditions, good visibility through a bright rear fog light is very important. The Synios P2720 CR from Osram provides many benefits to manufacturers of rear combination lamps, such as enabling compact rear fog lamp designs.

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LRC Releases New Horticulture Luminaire Calculator

LRC Releases New Horticulture Luminaire Calculator

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a free, easy-to-use online tool that will assist growers to evaluate the performance, efficiency, and economics of a wide variety of horticultural luminaires, typically used in greenhouses and other controlled agricultural environments. This online tool, called the horticulture luminaire calculator allows growers to accurately compare several luminaires and select the one that will be most effective for their particular application.

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Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications

Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications

Advancements in UV LED technology have begun changing the horticultural lighting landscape. Research is still ongoing to discover the extent of benefits and best practices of using UV light in horticulture. Using optics in tandem with UV LED light systems can help reach performance goals and optimize growing. Although there are several UV- transmitting materials available, not all are equivalent or able to meet the requirements for UV applications. Justine Galbraith, glass engineer, and Sharayah Follett, market development manager at Kopp Glass, Inc. discuss the performance considerations of various UV-transmitting materials and how application challenges are addressed by integrating optical elements.

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GE Selling Century-old Lighting Unit to Smart Home Company Savant Systems

GE Selling Century-old Lighting Unit to Smart Home Company Savant Systems

GE is selling its lighting unit to smart home company Savant Systems for an undisclosed amount. General Electric Co. Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp Jr. said in a statement Wednesday that the transaction is part of GE’s ongoing process to be a more focused industrial company.

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Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that has taken place in the lighting industry. As the world leader in lighting, Signify offers both a leading innovative LED-based product portfolio and a wide conventional product assortment that meet the stricter requirements. With this, we will continue to serve our customers with the highest quality and energy efficient products.

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WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must From high voltage ballasts for fluorescent bulbs to LED accent lighting, advancements in lighting technologies for industrial and domestic markets have led to a surge in EMI concerns. Luckily, mitigating EMI early on, avoiding costly product redesigns and delays, can be as simple as ... Read more »

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Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection UV radiation encompasses a very wide wavelength spectrum between 10 and 400 nm and is subdivided in ISO Standard 21348 into three ranges. The UVC range between 100 and 280nm is currently extremely relevant for air and water disinfection for combating COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic ... Read more »

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Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that ... Read more »

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New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls explores the current interest in networked lighting controls (NLC) and the benefits various stakeholders can attain from championing interoperable systems. The report details three specific and actionable use cases and explains why interoperability ... Read more »

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design Ruairí O'Brien, associate professor and head of the Architecture and Visual design department at the German University in Cairo and CEO of Ruairí O'Brien. Architektur. Licht Raumkunst, surprised and delighted the audience with his lecture at LpS 2016 when he talked about allowing darkness. He ... Read more »