WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting

WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting

Horticultural lighting is one of the fastest growing markets in the LED lighting industry today. Currently estimated at being worth $690 million dollars annually by LEDInside, this figure is projected to reach billions in the coming years.

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WHITE PAPER - Intelligent Buildings: Smart Lighting as the Backbone for Buildings Automation

WHITE PAPER - Intelligent Buildings: Smart Lighting as the Backbone for Buildings Automation

With a growing focus on human-centric workspaces, building owners and operators are looking beyond energy efficiency, and considering smart lighting as the backbone for advanced building automation applications.

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WHITE PAPER - From The Economist: IoT-Enabled Buildings are Still in Construction

WHITE PAPER - From The Economist: IoT-Enabled Buildings are Still in Construction

Facilities management companies are investing in IoT to transform buildings worldwide. Smart devices—from smart lights to sensors in soap dispensers—are providing valuable data to help companies optimize business operations, improve space utilization and more.

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TALQ Consortium Releases a New White Paper

TALQ Consortium Releases a New White Paper

The TALQ Consortium reveals in a White Paper published today many insights into its global interface standard and certification scheme for managing smart city applications including outdoor lighting networks. The document explains in detail not only the system architecture and data model, but also its functions and services. It helps cities, solution providers, project planners and other stakeholders understand the concepts and benefits of the Smart City Protocol. The full TALQ Specification Version 2.0 – allowing vendors to easily integrate the protocol in their systems - is available for TALQ member companies together with a powerful Test Suite.

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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

Synergy 21 has been a successful, well-known brand in the lighting industry for around 9 years. We satisfy our customers with top-notch planning, development, production, and distribution of high-quality lighting fixtures. We also offer an attractive working environment to over 200 employees at 6 locations throughout Europe. As a result of our continuous growth, we are looking for a experienced sales professional (m/f).

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OpenAIS Project Completed after Successful Validation of IPv6 Based Lighting Controls

OpenAIS Project Completed after Successful Validation of IPv6 Based Lighting Controls

The EU-Horizon 2020 co-funded OpenAIS [1] project, that successfully brought open IPv6-based control to the lighting world, has been completed as planned. A consortium of seven leading companies in lighting, IoT and building management and two knowledge institutes worked closely together for 3.5 years on IP-to-the-end-node connected lighting for professional buildings.

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LpS 2018 Tackles the Disruption to the Lighting Industry Head-on with 5 Key Focal Points

LpS 2018 Tackles the Disruption to the Lighting Industry Head-on with 5 Key Focal Points

The 8th international LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS 2018) will take place from 25 to 27 September in Bregenz, Austria. LpS continues to be aimed at technology experts from industry and research, as well as those who are curious about the latest developments in lighting technology. The carefully curated program for LpS2018, together with the co-hosted TiL2018, now forms a comprehensive overview of the current developments, hurdles and solutions for the disrupted and ever changing world of lighting.

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More Accurate, Faster, Further with Instrument Systems' New Photometer DSP 200

More Accurate, Faster, Further with Instrument Systems' New Photometer DSP 200

Instrument Systems has introduced a new, versatile photometer to the market. The DSP 200 conforms to the highest accuracy grade L to DIN 5032-7 (2017) and has an extremely broad measuring range from 0.1 mlx to 200 klx for all common light sources, including pulse-width modulated LEDs. It is extremely well-suited to ultra-fast measurements of spatial light distributions with the goniometers of the AMS or LGS series.

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LED on a Roll - Tridonic's Flexible LED Module with IP67 Protection

LED on a Roll - Tridonic's Flexible LED Module with IP67 Protection

The flexible LLE FLEX IP67 EXCITE continuous row from Tridonic offers protections from dust and water and can be installed in moisture-prone rooms, like bathrooms, without a second thought. A stable colour temperature without any chromacity coordinate shift also allows for combination with other continuous rows.

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Conext Connection System - Electrical Contacting without Connectors and Tools

Conext Connection System - Electrical Contacting without Connectors and Tools

With the Conext system, the LED specialist Lumitronix from Baden-Württemberg has succeeded in connecting LED modules with no additional aids. The patented development ensures that the merging of LED modules runs smoothly and quickly. The puzzle-like connecting elements allow both mechanical connection and electrical contacting without any further tools. No soldering, no cables, no plugs! The connectorless assembly of the modules is made possible by the fact that both the noses of the male modules and the grooves of the female modules have electrical contacts that conduct the current reliably and constantly.

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A Manufacturing Revolution for the LED Lighting Industry

A Manufacturing Revolution for the LED Lighting Industry

LpR 67 Article, page 76: Western business investments in local manufacturing facilities have been declining since the 1980s due to partnering with contract manufacturers in Asia. But with increasing and hidden costs in Asia, companies are now seeking to bring manufacturing back home. A recent innovation, microfactories, could be the solution. Paavo Käkelä, Chairman and VP at EID Tech in Finland, presents the microfactory called Ant PlantTM. He explains this new, flexible manufacturing concept, shows how it works and how it is set up, and analyzes the benefits of local, automated production of LED lighting products as an alternative to contract manufacturing in Asia.

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Kyocera Offers World's First Full-Spectrum LED Aquarium Lighting for Japan

Kyocera Offers World's First Full-Spectrum LED Aquarium Lighting for Japan

Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced that the company developed the world's first [1] full-spectrum LED lighting for aquariums. Kyocera's high-color-rendering LED lighting combines its proprietary violet LEDs and RGB (red, green and blue) phosphors to create lights close to natural sunlight at specific underwater depths. Kyocera's new LED lighting is ideal for growing various water creatures as it reproduces the light close to the natural habitats of corals and water plants. The optical spectrum can also be customized to reproduce the deep blue color for ornamental purposes.

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WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting

WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting

Horticultural lighting is one of the fastest growing markets in the LED lighting industry today. Currently estimated at being worth $690 million dollars annually by LEDInside, this figure is projected to reach billions in the coming years.

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Electron Beam Patterning for Full-Color HR OLED Displays

Electron Beam Patterning for Full-Color HR OLED Displays

OLED microdisplays are increasingly establishing themselves in consumer-ready wearables and data glasses. In order to meet the requirements for higher efficiency, higher contrast, and higher resolutions in these applications, Fraunhofer FEP scientists have developed a new micropatterning approach for OLEDs on silicon substrates. This might eliminate the use of color filters and shadow masks in the future and allow full-color displays to be developed by means of a new process. An increase in efficiency and considerably broader color gamut have already been demonstrated in first experiments.

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Kyocera Offers World's First Full-Spectrum LED Aquarium Lighting for Japan

Kyocera Offers World's First Full-Spectrum LED Aquarium Lighting for Japan

Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced that the company developed the world's first [1] full-spectrum LED lighting for aquariums. Kyocera's high-color-rendering LED lighting combines its proprietary violet LEDs and RGB (red, green and blue) phosphors to create lights close to natural sunlight at specific underwater depths. Kyocera's new LED lighting is ideal for growing various water creatures as it reproduces the light close to the natural habitats of corals and water plants. The optical spectrum can also be customized to reproduce the deep blue color for ornamental purposes.

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Electron Beam Patterning for Full-Color HR OLED Displays

Electron Beam Patterning for Full-Color HR OLED Displays

OLED microdisplays are increasingly establishing themselves in consumer-ready wearables and data glasses. In order to meet the requirements for higher efficiency, higher contrast, and higher resolutions in these applications, Fraunhofer FEP scientists have developed a new micropatterning approach for OLEDs on silicon substrates. This might eliminate the use of color filters and shadow masks in the future and allow full-color displays to be developed by means of a new process. An increase in efficiency and considerably broader color gamut have already been demonstrated in first experiments.

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Liquid-Suspended White QD LEDs Achieve Luminous Efficacy Record

Liquid-Suspended White QD LEDs Achieve Luminous Efficacy Record

Quantum dot (QD) white LEDs that show a luminous efficacy of 105 lm/W have been developed. The QDs are liquid-based and, according to researchers, could help the LEDs achieve an efficacy double that of LEDs that incorporate quantum dots in solid films. With further development, researchers say the new LEDs could reach an efficacy over 200 lm/W.

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Electrical Over Stress - How to Prevent an LED Failing Earlier than Expected

Electrical Over Stress - How to Prevent an LED Failing Earlier than Expected

Article from LpR 66, page 70: While LEDS are, in general, very robust, failures still happen due to electrical over stress. Mauro Ceresa, EMEA Field Application Engineer Manager at Cree, will cover all aspects related to electrical over stress, or when an LED fails due to being subjected to a voltage beyond its specification limits. He will explain why the failure occurs and how to prevent this from happening. The article will explain the fundamental aspects of a good PCB layout design and how this is linked to the longevity of an LED.

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Lifetime- and Economic Efficiency Simulation of LED Luminaires in Dymola/Modelica

Lifetime- and Economic Efficiency Simulation of LED Luminaires in Dymola/Modelica

Article from LpR 66 | page 40: The lifetime of an LED system is usually specified by the LM-80 report using the TM-21 method. Unfortunately, this value is solely valid for one specific application. Sebastian Hämmerle and Thomas Schmitt from the University of Applied Sciences in Vorarlberg developed a new open-source Modelica library for dynamic simulation of LEDs: The DynaLed library. The aim of the work was to evaluate the lifetime and the corresponding economic efficiency of LEDs in dynamic operation by means of the LM-80 report and according to the TM-21 calculation method. Furthermore, it should be possible to use the library for component dimensioning, e.g. the heatsink. The primary task was to develop simulation models which can be parametrized with manufacturer information, e.g. the datasheet, but still provide sufficient accuracy. As an application example an LED louvre luminaire (Article Code: 29001077) from LEDON Lamp GmbH was simulated utilizing the developed library. At the end, results from the lifetime- and the economic efficiency simulation were discussed.

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Ken Munro, Partner & Founder, Pen Test Partners

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Ken Munro, Partner & Founder, Pen Test Partners

Today, hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear about security breaches, hacker attacks or comprimized data; often as a result of insufficient security measures. IoT does not really improve this situation and it is therefore necessary for the industry to take this threat seriously. This is especially true for the lighting industry, whose aim is to become the IoT enabler. Ken Munro, founder and partner at Pen Test Partners, is an ethical hacker whose passion is to hack any technical product he can get his hands on. Unfortunately, he succeeds way to often. LED professional talked with him about ethical hacking, where he sees the risks in various products, where the risks are hidden and what can be done to minimize them.

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Blue Light Hazard - How Dangerous Is SSL Lighting?

Blue Light Hazard - How Dangerous Is SSL Lighting?

Modern Solid State Lighting (SSL) technology has long since found its way into our normal working and living environments. In the early phases, consumers were most concerned with lifetime, pricing and light quality of the new LED-based light sources. Now they have become almost ubiquitous, a focus has been placed on safety. At the recent Light+Building exhibition topics such as photobiological safety and blue light hazard (BLH) were highly ranked among both visitors and exhibitors.

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WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting

WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting

Horticultural lighting is one of the fastest growing markets in the LED lighting industry today. Currently estimated at being worth $690 million dollars annually by LEDInside, this figure is projected to reach billions in the coming years.

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WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting

WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting Horticultural lighting is one of the fastest growing markets in the LED lighting industry today. Currently estimated at being worth $690 million dollars annually by LEDInside, this figure is projected to reach billions in the coming years. Read more »

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LUXTECH Introduces FLEX Color, Architectural Grade RGB Tape

LUXTECH Introduces FLEX Color, Architectural Grade RGB Tape LUXTECH, a leading American manufacturer of architectural grade LED modules, introduces FLEX Color to their line of flexible LED strips. The RGB strip light is populated by high quality LEDs with tight binning to maintain color consistency. Read more »

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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity Synergy 21 has been a successful, well-known brand in the lighting industry for around 9 years. We satisfy our customers with top-notch planning, development, production, and distribution of high-quality lighting fixtures. We also offer an attractive working environment to over 200 employees at 6 ... Read more »

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XP-G2 High Efficacy LEDs Use Less Power, Drop-in Compatible

XP-G2 High Efficacy LEDs Use Less Power, Drop-in Compatible Cree, Inc. announces the new High Efficacy (HE) version of the XLamp® XP-G2 LED that delivers improved performance compared to standard XP-G2 LEDs, with higher output and greater efficiency to enable smaller, lighter, lower-cost designs. The original XLamp XP-G2 LED pioneered a broad set of LED ... Read more »

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High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

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