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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Magna and Rohinni Form JV to Bring Game-Changing Lighting to Mobility

Magna and Rohinni Form JV to Bring Game-Changing Lighting to Mobility

With distinctive, high-performance lighting becoming a “must-have” for automakers and other mobility companies, Magna Electronics and Rohinni LLC have formed a joint venture to produce ultra-thin micro LED lighting solutions that are brighter, lighter and more energy-efficient than alternative technologies, including OLED.

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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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LensVector and Casambi Team for Remote Site Control of Lighting and Dynamic Beam Shaping

LensVector and Casambi Team for Remote Site Control of Lighting and Dynamic Beam Shaping

A hands-on workshop featuring Bluetooth controls and Dynamic Beam Shaping™ will be presented by LensVector and Casambi at the upcoming darc room conference and exhibition, which takes place during the London Design Festival. Participants in the workshop will be able to set up a scene, alter the light levels, adjust the color temperatures and change the beam distribution – all from their mobile device. Visitors to the stand will also be able to control the beam shape from multiple luminaires and, for the first time, remotely view and control a professional lighting installation in Italy.

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LpS Aims to Prepare Its Delegates for the Digital Future

LpS Aims to Prepare Its Delegates for the Digital Future

LEDification shook the world of lighting to its core, transforming how we engineer, innovate, design and even live. Today, in lighting, we know the next huge revolution is upon us, but unlike LEDification, this next phase is not really clear enough to define, predict or plan for. Siegfried Luger, Director of LpS, shares his thoughts on what we need to still focus on in engineering, what changes we need to make, and how he hopes LpS can guide attendees to building a secure, relevant and valuable future in lighting.

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Luminus' New Horticulture CoB LEDs Promise New Growth for the Cannabis Market

Luminus' New Horticulture CoB LEDs Promise New Growth for the Cannabis Market

Luminus Devices, Inc. a global manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, has released its Horticulture CoBs with spectrums targeted for cannabis production. The new devices are available with 14 mm and 22 mm light emitting surfaces (LES) and provide best in class PPF and PPF/W performance. With operating power from 25 W to 125 W, the PPF range extends from 45 µmol/s to over 150 µmol/s with the larger 22 mm LES.

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Moso Power Announces Off-line Programmable UFO Drivers

Moso Power Announces Off-line Programmable UFO Drivers

Moso Power today announces a new High-Bay LED driver series. The new drivers offer a huge evolutionary step forward compared to their predecessors. The new UFO drivers offer off-line programmability with a special "Black-Box" design for failure dignosis.

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LGS 650 - New Goniophotometer for Mid- to Large-Sized SSL Sources and LED Modules

LGS 650 - New Goniophotometer for Mid- to Large-Sized SSL Sources and LED Modules

Instrument Systems launches within the LGS series a new goniophotometer. The LGS 650 is perfect for samples up to max. 1300 mm diameter and 10 kg weight.

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Lighting Science Launches Cleanse™ Luminaire Retrofit LED Troffer that Sanitizes Air

Lighting Science Launches Cleanse™ Luminaire Retrofit LED Troffer that Sanitizes Air

Lighting Science announces the launch of a revolutionary new LED luminaire that reduces airborne pathogens responsible for numerous illnesses. Cleanse™ is an easy-to-install, air-sanitizing luminaire that decreases the levels of airborne particles, including microorganisms. The spread of illness is a health concern that is widely felt in healthcare, schools, gymnasiums and a multitude of public spaces.

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Fulham Expands Line of Vizion LED Universal DC Retrofit Engines

Fulham Expands Line of Vizion LED Universal DC Retrofit Engines

Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has released a comprehensive new line of DC Retrofit Engines as part of its new line of Vizion LED DC Retrofit Kits Engines. Available in rectangular and round form factors, the new Vizion DC Retrofit Engines deliver lower power consumption and higher efficacy.

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Luminus' New Horticulture CoB LEDs Promise New Growth for the Cannabis Market

Luminus' New Horticulture CoB LEDs Promise New Growth for the Cannabis Market

Luminus Devices, Inc. a global manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, has released its Horticulture CoBs with spectrums targeted for cannabis production. The new devices are available with 14 mm and 22 mm light emitting surfaces (LES) and provide best in class PPF and PPF/W performance. With operating power from 25 W to 125 W, the PPF range extends from 45 µmol/s to over 150 µmol/s with the larger 22 mm LES.

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Abrasion in Transparent Lens Materials for Exterior Aircraft Lighting

Abrasion in Transparent Lens Materials for Exterior Aircraft Lighting

Research, Engineering, and Quality Assurance at Kopp Glass, reports how Taber abrasion and high-velocity particulate testing was performed on three different jet aircraft lens materials, including: heat strengthened borosilicate glass (Kopp 9000), hard-coated polycarbonate, and aviation grade acrylic (Makrolon AR and Plexiglas II UVA).

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A New Dawn Arrives with the Worldwide Launch of Vista 3 by Chroma-Q

A New Dawn Arrives with the Worldwide Launch of Vista 3 by Chroma-Q

Chroma-Q®, who recently acquired and rebranded the Jands Vista lighting & media control system, has released the long anticipated Vista 3 software, which introduces a large number of exciting new features and improvements.

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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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Abrasion in Transparent Lens Materials for Exterior Aircraft Lighting

Abrasion in Transparent Lens Materials for Exterior Aircraft Lighting

Research, Engineering, and Quality Assurance at Kopp Glass, reports how Taber abrasion and high-velocity particulate testing was performed on three different jet aircraft lens materials, including: heat strengthened borosilicate glass (Kopp 9000), hard-coated polycarbonate, and aviation grade acrylic (Makrolon AR and Plexiglas II UVA).

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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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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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The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair

The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair is based in China Lighting Capital- Guzhen Town, where thousands of lighting manufacturers lies and is dubbed as the source of lightings. With the help of local government and UBM, the fair has been successfully held for 21 editions. 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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