WHITE PAPER - Protection Materials To Improve LED Device Lifetime And Performance

WHITE PAPER - Protection Materials To Improve LED Device Lifetime And Performance

With the rapid growth of the LED market, correct product selection is imperative to ensure LED performance and lifetime. Jade Bridges, Electrolube’s Global Technical Support Manager, will highlight the use of LEDs in various environments and introduce how to specify appropriate protection under such conditions.

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WEBINAR - 4 Key Considerations for Building a Secure Smart Lighting System

WEBINAR - 4 Key Considerations for Building a Secure Smart Lighting System

Smart lighting is so much more than energy saving. Many building owners, operators and facility managers are using smart lighting systems as the infrastructure to enable building automation and gather space utilization data.

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The Head of the Seven Wonders - Beijing Daxing International

The Head of the Seven Wonders - Beijing Daxing International

Airport is completed, which use of MOSO LUP series LED Drivers. According to the 2016 “Guardian” selected the Seven Wonders of the New World, China has taken two seats. One is the Zhuhai-Hong Kong-Macau Bridge, and the other is the top-ranked Beijing Daxing International Airport!

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EU Policy Offers the Lighting Industry Risks and Opportunities

EU Policy Offers the Lighting Industry Risks and Opportunities

The European Union is pushing a number of policy initiatives in the coming months and years that will have a profound impact on the business models of firms competing in the European lighting industry.

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Osram Sells the SITECO Luminaires Business to Stern Stewart Capital

Osram Sells the SITECO Luminaires Business to Stern Stewart Capital

Osram has found a new owner for the Siteco luminaires business in Stern Stewart Capital. Stern Stewart Capital intends to continue the current transformation approach. Separation from Osram gives Siteco entrepreneurial freedom. The cost situation is also improved with the elimination of previous Group structures. With the sale of the luminaires business, Osram is continuing its transformation to a high-tech company.

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Zhaga and DiiA Unveil Joint Zhaga-D4i Certification Program

Zhaga and DiiA Unveil Joint Zhaga-D4i Certification Program

The Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) have unveiled their joint Zhaga-D4i certification program, indicating plug-and-play interoperability of luminaires, sensors and communication nodes.

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Gigahertz-Optik Updates MSC15 with Built-In Memory and Advanced Settings

Gigahertz-Optik Updates MSC15 with Built-In Memory and Advanced Settings

As part of a product update, the range of functions of the compact MSC15 spectral light meter has been extended. The device is particularly suited to the measurement of LED based lighting in terms of illuminance, spectrum, color, CRI, PAR and human centric lighting metrics.

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Xicato Releases Open Source Software for Future of Smart Buildings

Xicato Releases Open Source Software for Future of Smart Buildings

Xicato, the leading provider of highest quality light sources and smart building wireless controls, announced the official release of its XIG API (Xicato Intelligent Gateway application programming interface) to the software developer and system integration community under the standard MIT Free Open Source Software (FOSS) license. The XIG API enables configuration, control, monitoring, data reporting and data analytics of large networks of Bluetooth Mesh nodes installations that integrate lighting, sensors, switches, and audio-visual effects in any type of commercial or residential smart space.

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EPtronics Expands UL Type HL Rated LED Drivers Portfolio

EPtronics Expands UL Type HL Rated LED Drivers Portfolio

EPtronics, Inc. (EPtronics) has expanded its LED driver selection for hazardous location luminaires by offering a complete line of high performance drivers from 25 W to 200 W output in constant current and constant voltage options. These LED optimized drivers are designed to operate inside HazLoc fixtures installed in dangerous or harsh locations. The LP, LD, LDAD, and LDHL Series EPtronics driver families are now UL Type HL rated, demonstrating product safety compliance when installed and operated in Class I, Division 2 Hazardous (Classified) Locations.

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GlacialLight Announces New Natural Sunlight of GL-BL60-NL Series

GlacialLight Announces New Natural Sunlight of GL-BL60-NL Series

GlacialLight, the LED lighting division of GlacialTech Inc., announces the natural sunlight GL-BL60-NL series. With a CRI of 97, as well as the CQS (Color Quality Scale) is up to 97. The color fidelity index (TM-30-15 Rf) and color gamut score (TM-30-15 Rg) are close to natural light. The GL-BL60-NL can be mounted on ceiling or ground surfaces to project onto walls, as well as comes in suspension chain, pendant rod and outdoor stake options. It also features with dimming function for greater lighting flexibility.

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FFL Products Now Available with Surface Mount Kit

FFL Products Now Available with Surface Mount Kit

The Surface Mount Kit (SMK) is quickly and easily assembled in the field. The box has a steel frame with an aesthetically pleasing matte white finish. The SMK allows customers to have the same function and appearance of the rest of the FormFocus product line in a surface-mounted package.

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New High Output Lens LEDs for Vehicle Instrument Clusters

New High Output Lens LEDs for Vehicle Instrument Clusters

ROHM announces the availability of compact high output surface mount LEDs equipped with lens. This new lineup includes 18 devices, comprised of the CSL0901 series featuring standard brightness and the high brightness CSL0902 series.

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Signify Launches Trulifi High-Speed Commercial LiFi System for Their Luminaires

Signify Launches Trulifi High-Speed Commercial LiFi System for Their Luminaires

The worlds of lighting and telecommunications converged today. Signify, the world leader in lighting, launched a new range of LiFi systems that includes the world's fastest and most reliable LiFi systems commercially available. The range, branded Trulifi, leverages existing and future professional luminaires. Instead of using radio signals (such as WiFi, 4G/5G, Bluetooth, etc.), Trulifi uses light waves to enable highly reliable, secure two-way wireless communications at speeds far above most conventional workplace wireless technologies.

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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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High Performance from Extraordinarily Thick Organic Light Emitting Diodes with Perovskite Layers

High Performance from Extraordinarily Thick Organic Light Emitting Diodes with Perovskite Layers

By combining thin organic layers with thick layers of hybrid perovskite, researchers at Kyushu University in Japan have developed micrometer-thick organic light-emitting diodes that could improve the affordability and viewing angles of high-performance displays and televisions in the near future.

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ALAN May Be Increasing West Nile Virus Spillover from Wild Birds

ALAN May Be Increasing West Nile Virus Spillover from Wild Birds

We're in the midst of summertime mosquito bite season and cities across the country are reporting a heightened number of West Nile Virus (WNV) cases. The house sparrow is one of the most common carriers of WNV in urban areas. Mosquitos feed off the infected birds and spread the virus to humans. New research finds house sparrows exposed to artificial light at night, such as what's used in parking lots, maintain higher burdens of WNV for longer than those who spend their nights in the dark.

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Semi-Empirical Characterization of Freeform Microlens Arrays

Semi-Empirical Characterization of Freeform Microlens Arrays

LpR 72 Article - page 42: Microlens arrays (MLA) have been used for imaging and non-imaging applications for a long time as cost-effective solutions. Non-symmetrical beam shapes require more advanced non-symmetrical freeform microlens arrays (FMLA). The required FMLA molding tools convey a high cost and an iteration process is required for the final design. Oscar Fernández, Tamara Aderneuer, Rolando Ferrini from the Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique, CSEM, and Julien Duchene from ANSYS proposed a method to overcome these limitations based on 3D surface sampling, computer generation of a ray-traceable model and ray-tracing performance simulation and demonstrate feasibility for several commercially available freeform asymmetric thin-film diffusers.

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Technologies for Shared Office Space

Technologies for Shared Office Space

LpR 72 Article, page 66: Shared office spaces are gaining popularity as a flexible, resource-efficient and creativity-inspiring way to work. The dynamic nature of such office spaces requires building automation and lighting control solutions that can quickly be deployed and easily be adapted to new office layouts. Matthias Kassner, Vice President Product Marketing at EnOcean GmbH, takes a look at different connectivity architectures (wired, wireless, hybrid) and protocols (Bluetooth, ZigBee, EnOcean, PoE) to assess their usability and show how minimizing the need for maintenance is a key for increasing profitability of service-based offerings.

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What the Heck Is Future Proof?

What the Heck Is Future Proof?

Commentary from LpR 72: The first time the question about future proofing LED systems came up seriously, was at LightFair 2018 when Siegfried Luger interviewed Patrick Durand. Since then, it has been the buzzword throughout the industry. Discussions concerning future proofing are often limited to wireless communications, IoT and some type of AI. But isn't there more?

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Octavio Perez, Adjunctant Researcher, Mt. Sinai Hospital

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Octavio Perez, Adjunctant Researcher, Mt. Sinai Hospital

Dr. Perez received the LED professional Scientific Award 2018 for his paper on "Light and ED Clinical Wellness and Performance Improvement", which was published in LpR 70. The evaluation jury had the following to say about why they selected his paper: "The paper is based on the clear definition of the research question, hypothesis and objective of the research. The methodology of the screening study is described in detail and both subjective and objective parameters have been measured. Although Emergency Department lighting is a very special application, the paper provides interesting results." This interview provides background information on Octavio Perez, his work in general, his opinion on human centric lighting risks, opportunities and applications and how he became involved in this interesting research topic. Dr. Perez also provides additional details about the presented paper.

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WHITE PAPER - Protection Materials To Improve LED Device Lifetime And Performance

WHITE PAPER - Protection Materials To Improve LED Device Lifetime And Performance

With the rapid growth of the LED market, correct product selection is imperative to ensure LED performance and lifetime. Jade Bridges, Electrolube’s Global Technical Support Manager, will highlight the use of LEDs in various environments and introduce how to specify appropriate protection under such conditions.

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Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market

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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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