WEBINAR "Secure Smart Lighting: Unlocking a Building's IoT Potential"

WEBINAR "Secure Smart Lighting: Unlocking a Building's IoT Potential"

Smart lighting does more than illuminate a space. Beyond energy conservation, a smart lighting system can serve as the infrastructure for building automation, and data collected from the smart lighting system are used for advanced applications such as space optimization, building security, and mobile asset tracking. With these new use cases, requirements for a commercial-grade smart lighting system are changing and security is becoming top of mind. This webinar, sponsored by Arm Ltd., is for LED manufactures, lighting control/sensor providers and system integrators, covering key considerations for commercial smart lighting systems including connectivity, interoperability, and end-to-end security.

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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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Osram Sharpens Focus on Digital Future

Osram Sharpens Focus on Digital Future

Comparable revenue increased almost 2% to €4.1 billion in fiscal year 2018. Despite economic challenges and a difficult market environment, Osram held its ground in fiscal 2018 and increased its revenue slightly on a comparable basis.

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Legrand® and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting

Legrand® and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting

Legrand, North & Central America and Lumileds today announced a partnership agreement that will bring to market a simple to integrate and easy-to-install plug and play solution that delivers high quality tunable-white light. Under this agreement, Lumileds will provide intelligent light sources (LUXEON-based solutions) through its award-winning Matrix Platform that are uniquely characterized and programmed to work with Legrand’s Wattstopper® Wattstopper® blanco® tunable-white logic modules within the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) lighting controls solution. Lumileds joins existing Legrand partnerships in tunable-white light engine as the exclusive LED array provider.

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Researchers from the University of Surrey Find that Blue Light Can Reduce Blood Pressure

Researchers from the University of Surrey Find that Blue Light Can Reduce Blood Pressure

Exposure to blue light decreases blood pressure, reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, a new study from the University of Surrey and Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf in collaboration with Philips reports.

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DALI Specifications from DiiA Enable Intelligent, Connected LED Luminaires

DALI Specifications from DiiA Enable Intelligent, Connected LED Luminaires

New specifications from DiiA enable smart DALI drivers that can report data, supporting DALI in the IoT era, and can also simplify the addition of sensors and communication nodes to luminaires via an intra-luminaire DALI bus.

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Tridonic smartSWITCH Switch Sensors Detect Presence and Ambient Light

Tridonic smartSWITCH Switch Sensors Detect Presence and Ambient Light

The compact smartSWITCH HF 5DP f and HF 5DP S f switch sensors have an extra-wide detection range and, as built-in devices, require very little space in the luminaire. The sensors employ microwave technology and switch the light using the respective LED driver when they detect presence and ambient light.

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Infineon Automotive LED Driver Provides Most Flexible LED Load Diagnosis

Infineon Automotive LED Driver Provides Most Flexible LED Load Diagnosis

LED lighting is taking over on the roads. It enables new design trends in cars, such as flexible styling and animation, and increases safety in traffic. If LEDs fail, this affects the reliability of the light. With LITIX™ Basic+, a new LED driver family , Infineon is launching the most flexible single LED short circuit diagnostic feature available on the market at Electronica 2018. The new Active Retry function mode reduces the likelihood of misdiagnoses. This can save drivers unnecessary garage visits.

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Upowertek Releases World’s First CCR Mode 0.1% Dimmable LED Driver

Upowertek Releases World’s First CCR Mode 0.1% Dimmable LED Driver

Now most of the low dimming drivers are designed with PWM mode to get low output, but they have the problems of strobe flickering under cameras and potential audible noises. To solve the problems, Upowertek released the first constant current reduction mode 0.1% dimmable LED driver in the world, the BSR-055 series.

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Lighting Science Brings Dual-Spectrum Technology to the Palm of Your Hand

Lighting Science Brings Dual-Spectrum Technology to the Palm of Your Hand

Lighting Science, a pioneer in biological LED lighting, is excited to announce the newest addition to its family of circadian lighting products. JOURNI™, a portable and versatile LED task light, provides engineered spectrums designed for circadian regulation in one convenient device. Whether you are a jet-setter or a college student pulling an all-nighter, the appropriate JOURNI setting enables you to sync your circadian rhythm – either to boost wakefulness and productivity or to wind down and prepare for sleep.

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MaxLite launches Indirect Troffer for architectural interior lighting applications

MaxLite launches Indirect Troffer for architectural interior lighting applications

MaxLite introduces the Indirect Troffer as a high-performance LED recessed luminaire that adds comfortable light and architectural appeal to commercial spaces. Ideal for office, education, hospitality, health care environments, the Indirect Troffer uses voluminous, high efficiency reflectors to fill the room with visually comfortable, low-glare, LED illumination.

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Infineon Automotive LED Driver Provides Most Flexible LED Load Diagnosis

Infineon Automotive LED Driver Provides Most Flexible LED Load Diagnosis

LED lighting is taking over on the roads. It enables new design trends in cars, such as flexible styling and animation, and increases safety in traffic. If LEDs fail, this affects the reliability of the light. With LITIX™ Basic+, a new LED driver family , Infineon is launching the most flexible single LED short circuit diagnostic feature available on the market at Electronica 2018. The new Active Retry function mode reduces the likelihood of misdiagnoses. This can save drivers unnecessary garage visits.

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LED Engin Introduces World’s First 50 W Seven-Die LED Emitter

LED Engin Introduces World’s First 50 W Seven-Die LED Emitter

LED Engin, an Osram business, has unveiled the LZ7 Plus, the world’s first 50 W seven-die LED emitter. The trend in stage lighting fixtures has evolved from not only delivering ultra-bright light with narrow beam, but also creating more sophisticated color schemes and high CRI white. LZ7 Plus is uniquely designed to address this trend, featuring seven high-power dies in six colors, which can be individually controlled to deliver intense, saturated colors, as well as high quality white light as a result of color mixing. The LZ7 Plus can be used in various stage fixtures, such as static and moving head wash fixtures, as well as profile fixtures.

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GlacialPower Launches New GP-LE150N LED Driver Series With Isolated Cable

GlacialPower Launches New GP-LE150N LED Driver Series With Isolated Cable

GlacialPower, the power division of the LED technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc, announces the new GP-LE150N DC LED driver suitable for LED strip light, LED signage and moving sign applications. The new series are available in 12 VDC output rated power of 120 W, and 24 VDC output rated power of 150 W. The GP-LE150N is suitable for exterior or interior usage, with a fully isolated plastic case and isolated cable that is IP67 rated for environmental protection from rain, water and dust.

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New Algorithm Can More Quickly Predict Phosphor Materials for LEDs

New Algorithm Can More Quickly Predict Phosphor Materials for LEDs

Jakoah Brgoch, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Houston, and members of his lab published a paper on Oct. 22 in Nature Communications describing how machine learning speeds discovery of new materials. By scanning a huge number of compounds for their key attributes they were looking for a new light conversion material that could be used in white LEDs.

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LED Lighting Requires New Approaches in Optics

LED Lighting Requires New Approaches in Optics

LpR 67 Article, page 88: Even though LED technology has been established LEDs still need new approaches in electronics, thermal management or optics to make complete use of their advantages. Marek Škereň, Chief Technology Officer of IQ Structures, explains how new optical devices, with the trade name Nanoptiqs, based on principles of diffraction are applied to achieve improved performance of white light illumination systems. This unique solution is based on full control over the modulation of material and geometric properties of the optical elements at a nano-level. A combination of complex transmission diffractive elements, with specially designed systems of micro-reflectors (produced using an innovative mass-production technique) is also presented as a promising flexible building unit for the construction of new generation luminaires.

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A Study on Aerosol Jet Printing in LED Module Manufacturing

A Study on Aerosol Jet Printing in LED Module Manufacturing

LpR 68 Article, page 38: LED module manufacturing technologies have certainly improved over the last few years but the requirements have also increased. More components are packed on today’s modules causing additional thermal stress, and, at the same time, the demand for lower cost challenges module manufacturers. So the (re-) search for new materials and new manufacturing processes and manufacturing technologies is still on. Paul Hartmann, Director of the Institute of Surface Technologies and Photonics at the Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H., and his team, Andreas Rudorfer, Martin Tscherner, Christian Palfinger, Frank Reil, Franz P. Wenzl with Ioannis E. Seferis, Eugeniusz Zych from the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Wroclaw investigated the opportunities of aerosol jet printing and proved the applicability for alternative ways of phosphor deposition and integration and to replace wire bonding of dies.

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Integrating Lighting in the Internet of Things

Integrating Lighting in the Internet of Things

LpR 67 Article, page 80: Following the rapid penetration of LEDs, lighting now becomes integrated into the Internet of Things. Over the past three years a consortium of leading European companies worked on the OpenAIS project, partly funded by the EU within the Horizon 2020 program. Now showing the results, the consortium is working on a full size demonstrator. Ben Pronk, System Architect at Philips Lighting Research, and Frank van Tuijl, Project Manager at Philips Lighting show how OpenAIS creates an open ecosystem to enable a wider community to deliver the smartness of light and they explain how it is possible to adapt the system to cater to the diversity of people and demands.

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UV-Light for Plant Development

UV-Light for Plant Development

Commentary from LpR 68: Since the development of the incandescent lamp, greenhouse farmers have been using electric light sources as a supplement to natural sunlight. Initially, light intensity was the major concern. Later, growers learned to manipulate plant development by altering the power distribution of the light spectrum for added value such as taste and appearance.

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Rico Kramer, Inventor, Founder & CEO, esave ag

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Rico Kramer, Inventor, Founder & CEO, esave ag

In recent years there has been a strong focus on safe communication and controls in the lighting industry. The success story of esave ag, however, started much earlier, when Rico Kramer, the founder and CEO of esave, travelled to Taiwan due to his dissatisfaction with the quality of early LED replacement bulbs. What the former Apple employee learned there led to the development of the esave concept and its technology. In the interview he talks about his intentions, the beginning of esave, wireless technologies in general, system security, commissioning, system incompatibilities, markets and their peculiarities.

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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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A New Fixing Technology for Optics Brings Additional Time Savings in Luminaire Assembly

A New Fixing Technology for Optics Brings Additional Time Savings in Luminaire Assembly Today it is often the fixing technology which decides how efficiently an LED luminaire can be produced. Innovative assembly procedures help in production by simplifying and shortening processes or eliminating them completely. Just a few minutes are often enough to make a manufacturer more ... Read more »

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Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs

Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs Cree, Inc. announces the XLamp® eTone™ LEDs, a breakthrough set of chip-on-board (COB) LEDs that delivers beautiful 90 color rendering index (CRI) light quality at the same efficacy as today’s standard 80 CRI LEDs. Delivering up to 155 lumens per watt (LPW) at 3000 K CCT, 85°C, Cree’s new eTone COB ... Read more »

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PerfectWhite: Luminus’ Latest Spectrally Tuned COB

PerfectWhite: Luminus’ Latest Spectrally Tuned COB Spectrally tuned sources are the essential components of human-centric lighting and Luminus PerfectWhite is it’s newest source, joining the Sensus and AccuWhite products, that has been purpose-designed and improves upon the light from conventional sources. PerfectWhite™, which closely replicates ... 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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