WHITE PAPER - The Calibration Traceability Chain of a Photometric LED Test System

WHITE PAPER - The Calibration Traceability Chain of a Photometric LED Test System

FluxGage is a LED luminaire tester and provides a small and cost-effective solution for testing LED luminaires in 2π geometry. The black measurement surface and the lack of multiple reflections make the system much more predictable and allow using information about the DUT such as size, beam angle and surface reflectivity, to calculate correction factors.

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WHITE PAPER - How to Overcome the Security Challenges of Smart Lighting

WHITE PAPER - How to Overcome the Security Challenges of Smart Lighting

IoT-powered lighting systems are backbones for smart building applications such as energy harvesting, space optimization, and predictive maintenance.

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IoT Ready Alliance Dissolves and Capitalizes on the Breadth of the NEW Zhaga Consortium

IoT Ready Alliance Dissolves and Capitalizes on the Breadth of the NEW Zhaga Consortium

Zhaga and the IoT Ready Alliance are pleased to announce that they have agreed to align their efforts and to proceed as a single organisation under the Zhaga Consortium. The objective is to foster a harmonized, global set of interface specifications for sensor-to-luminaire integration and to remove confusion in the industry.

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Another LED Manufacturer Drops Its Lighting Unit: Cree to Sell Lighting Business to Ideal Industries

Another LED Manufacturer Drops Its Lighting Unit: Cree to Sell Lighting Business to Ideal Industries

Cree, Inc. announces the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its Lighting Products business unit ("Cree Lighting"), which includes the LED lighting fixtures, lamps and corporate lighting solutions business for commercial, industrial and consumer applications, to IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. for approximately $310 million before tax impacts, including up-front and contingent consideration and the assumption of certain liabilities. Cree expects to receive an initial cash payment of $225 million, subject to purchase price adjustments, and has the potential to receive a targeted earn-out payment of approximately $85 million based on an adjusted EBITDA metric for Cree Lighting over a 12-month period beginning two years after the transaction closes.

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DALI Summit 2019 Announced  - September 25th in Bregenz

DALI Summit 2019 Announced - September 25th in Bregenz

The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) has announced that it will hold its first DALI Summit in Bregenz, Austria, on September 25th, 2019.

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Pre-Registration for Visitors Begins at LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2019

Pre-Registration for Visitors Begins at LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2019

After having conducted six highly successful editions of LED Expo Thailand, MEX Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. and Impact Exhibition Management Co. Ltd, are all set to host the 7th edition from June 27-29, 2019 in Bangkok. The Show has now been retitled 'LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN' with an aim to bring forth innovations in the world of lighting, encompassing every area of illumination. The organizers have started pre-registration for visitors, who are interested in exploring the prominent Show.

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Nedap Introduces Luxon IoT Node for Outdoor Lighting

Nedap Introduces Luxon IoT Node for Outdoor Lighting

Nedap is extending its Luxon IoT Node portfolio with a version developed for smart and wireless outdoor lighting control: The Luxon IoT Node Outdoor. The compact Luxon IoT Node Outdoor fits inside all LED fixtures using a standardised Zhaga/NEMA connector. This makes it very simple to unlock the full savings potential of LED technology.

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EPtronics Introduces Latest LP25W & LP40W Rev C Programmable LED Drivers

EPtronics Introduces Latest LP25W & LP40W Rev C Programmable LED Drivers

EPtronics is delighted to announce its newest generation LP Series of programmable constant current LED drivers. The LP25W and LP40W Rev C Series are the latest flicker-free, best-in-class drivers included in UL's Class P LED Driver Program. This UL listing program can save significant time and costs for LED luminaire manufacturers, allowing them to quickly substitute existing LED drivers with pre-approved EPtronics drivers without the need for recertification by UL.

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Lumileds Tailors Luxeon IR Family for Cost Conscious High Power Applications

Lumileds Tailors Luxeon IR Family for Cost Conscious High Power Applications

Lumileds introduced the Luxeon IR 2720 Line, high power emitters that set the standard for abundant radiant power delivered in an industry standard package for seamless integration in existing designs. The emitters provide high radiant power of up to 1,300 mW at 940 nm or 1,250 mW at 850 nm wavelength and feature high efficacy and a popular 120° beam angle. The 2.75x2.0 mm LEDs are undomed and especially useful for applications with package height limitations that prevent the use of domed solutions. The emitters address a wide array of cost conscious infrared applications from surveillance and machine vision to iris scanning and health monitors.

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EzyLED™ Reduces Circuit Driver Complexity

EzyLED™ Reduces Circuit Driver Complexity

American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, announced a series of EzyLED 3030. merican Bright's EzyLED™ is a proprietary LED device with a built-in IC. This patented design drastically reduces the need for additional circuitry and other on-board components making it the ideal solution for tight fitting applications. The smart EzyLED 3030 comes with a constant current regulator with built-in bias voltage rectification circuit and uses conventional 12V/24V AC/DC sources. The EzyLED is also available in a T-10 bulb. Request a free sample today!

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EPtronics Introduces Latest LP25W & LP40W Rev C Programmable LED Drivers

EPtronics Introduces Latest LP25W & LP40W Rev C Programmable LED Drivers

EPtronics is delighted to announce its newest generation LP Series of programmable constant current LED drivers. The LP25W and LP40W Rev C Series are the latest flicker-free, best-in-class drivers included in UL's Class P LED Driver Program. This UL listing program can save significant time and costs for LED luminaire manufacturers, allowing them to quickly substitute existing LED drivers with pre-approved EPtronics drivers without the need for recertification by UL.

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Lumileds Tailors Luxeon IR Family for Cost Conscious High Power Applications

Lumileds Tailors Luxeon IR Family for Cost Conscious High Power Applications

Lumileds introduced the Luxeon IR 2720 Line, high power emitters that set the standard for abundant radiant power delivered in an industry standard package for seamless integration in existing designs. The emitters provide high radiant power of up to 1,300 mW at 940 nm or 1,250 mW at 850 nm wavelength and feature high efficacy and a popular 120° beam angle. The 2.75x2.0 mm LEDs are undomed and especially useful for applications with package height limitations that prevent the use of domed solutions. The emitters address a wide array of cost conscious infrared applications from surveillance and machine vision to iris scanning and health monitors.

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Bosch Brings Rugged, Bright Bluetooth® Light to Jobsites

Bosch Brings Rugged, Bright Bluetooth® Light to Jobsites

Controlling an area light shining over the entire jobsite can be tricky when it's strapped to the rafters. That's why Bosch is introducing the future of connected lighting. The Bosch GLI18V-1200C 18V Connected LED Area Light with Bluetooth® offers users full control over the smart light using a mobile device. Pros can now turn the light on and off remotely, dim the light to the desired brightness, put it on a timer and even check the battery – all from the free Bosch Toolbox App.

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Luminous Motorbike Clothing for Enhanced Safety on the Road

Luminous Motorbike Clothing for Enhanced Safety on the Road

Motorbike clothing manufacturer Held is cooperating with Osram to improve visibility on the road by including a range of models in its current collection that can be retrofitted with LED light modules from Osram. This move allows greater visibility and enhanced safety for motorcyclists during the night hours and in foggy and similar conditions.

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TU Vienna  - New Method to Generate Light from Exotic Particle States

TU Vienna - New Method to Generate Light from Exotic Particle States

A new type of light-emitting diode has been developed at TU Wien. Light is produced from the radiative decay of exciton complexes in layers of just a few atoms thickness.

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Standardized Programming of Lighting Components Using NFC Technology

Standardized Programming of Lighting Components Using NFC Technology

LpR 70 Article, page 88: NFC programming of LED drivers is rapidly gaining popularity as a fast, feature-rich, flexible and easy method to set the operating characteristics of LED drivers inside luminaires. Arnulf Rupp, Chair of MD-SIG, describes how the MD-SIG specification for NFC programming of lighting components makes it easy for luminaire manufacturers to use NFC programming in a production line where multiple brand drivers are used one after the other.

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Enriching Horticultural Lighting for Faster Growth and Better Crops

Enriching Horticultural Lighting for Faster Growth and Better Crops

Horticulture lighting is no new lighting application, but it gained momentum with the introduction and evolution of LED lighting, and it is meanwhile one of the fastest growing markets in lighting. Dr. Richard Blakey, Application Engineer at Würth Elektronik eiSos, explains how LED-based horticultural lighting can deliver even bigger advantages for commercial growers by introducing additional wavelengths that increase photosynthetic response - like Würth Elektronik's new members of the WL-SMDC SMD Mono-Color Ceramic LED Waterclear family that is used as a reference in the article.

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48 VDC Integrated Drivers Offer New Options

48 VDC Integrated Drivers Offer New Options

LpR 70 Article, page 102: In the telecommunication and IT businesses, especially, 48 VDC grids have become quite popular. This growing global trend to facilitate direct current (DC) power supply in building "microgrids" presents new opportunities for solid state lighting designers. TE's Lighting Industry Manager, Ron Weber, and Global Product Manager, Scott Hamilton, describe how LED lighting fixture designers can now design luminaires around a 48 VDC constant voltage input, available to take advantage of the benefits of a low voltage DC distribution grid in a building.

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Maja Grubisic, Researcher, Free University Berlin & Leibniz-Institute

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Maja Grubisic, Researcher, Free University Berlin & Leibniz-Institute

Awareness of the ecological impact of technologies is becoming more important since climate change due to industrialization cannot be denied. LED lighting is one of the technologies that is deemed as a contributor in helping to reduce the impact caused by wasted energy. Unfortunately, light pollution, due to inefficient energy usage, is not the only problem. Besides the more recognized pollution from pesticides and chemical pollutants, light pollution also disturbs ecology and wildlife. Dr. Grubisic, Researcher at the Free University Berlin & Leibniz-Institute, has been working on this problem for more than five years now. She has written an article, also in this issue, concerning this. At the LED professional Symposium she was also good enough to grant this interview, providing some background information, explaining why light pollution is such an issue in biology and why this topic should be of concern to all of us.

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An Industry at a Crossroads

An Industry at a Crossroads

Commentary from LpR 70: We often hear grumbles about the lighting industry suffering under low margins and high costs. Primarily, this is true for most traditional luminaire manufacturers but not as much for innovative controls and driver manufacturers, and even less so for innovative newcomers who understand the semiconductor business that has taken over a share of the luminaire manufacturers' revenue.

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WHITE PAPER - The Calibration Traceability Chain of a Photometric LED Test System

WHITE PAPER - The Calibration Traceability Chain of a Photometric LED Test System

FluxGage is a LED luminaire tester and provides a small and cost-effective solution for testing LED luminaires in 2π geometry. The black measurement surface and the lack of multiple reflections make the system much more predictable and allow using information about the DUT such as size, beam angle and surface reflectivity, to calculate correction factors.

Read more »
FEATURED

EzyLED™ Reduces Circuit Driver Complexity

EzyLED™ Reduces Circuit Driver Complexity American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, announced a series of EzyLED 3030. merican Bright's EzyLED™ is a proprietary LED device with a built-in IC. This patented design drastically reduces the need for additional circuitry and other on-board components making it the ideal ... Read more »

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On-the-Fly Light Measurement of Modulated LEDs with DSP 200

On-the-Fly Light Measurement of Modulated LEDs with DSP 200 Instrument Systems addresses increasing demands on light measurement technology in the automotive sector: the goniophotometer AMS 5000 combined with the DSP 200 photometer offers a perfect solution for testing modulated LEDs, which today ensure a driving experience under optimum lighting conditions. Read more »

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Electrolube Provides Innovative Resin Solution for LED Lens Issue

Electrolube Provides Innovative Resin Solution for LED Lens Issue Electrolube, the global manufacturer of electro-chemicals, has provided an innovative solution for a complex LED assembly issue. The customer, a leading manufacturer of street lighting and high-bay luminaires in India, had been experiencing problems with the attachment of individual lenses to the ... Read more »

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Lumileds Introduces Brightest, Most Reliable RGB LED Module

Lumileds Introduces Brightest, Most Reliable RGB LED Module Leading in luminous intensity and reliability, Lumileds' new LUXEON MultiColor Module 0.5 W is the ideal building block for applications demanding consistent, brilliant color. Read more »

EDITORIAL

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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