Light so Good - The LED Range That Puts People First

Light so Good - The LED Range That Puts People First

Light so Good - The LED Range That Puts People First by Nichia

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New Calibration Standards in the UV A/B/C Range

New Calibration Standards in the UV A/B/C Range

New Calibration Standards in the UV A/B/C Range by Dr. Denan Konjhodzic, Application Engineer at Instrument Systems

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2-in-1 Tunable White LED - The First Tunable White LED That Allows for Elegant Color Tuning and Mixing Under a Single LES

2-in-1 Tunable White LED - The First Tunable White LED That Allows for Elegant Color Tuning and Mixing Under a Single LES

Introducing Nichia’s game-changer: The first 2-in-1 Tunable White LED. The single light-emitting-surface (LES) mid- power 3030 LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve color tuning and mixing, shrink optics and fixture profiles, and opens up new exciting creative design possibilities.

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

Ruairí O'Brien, associate professor and head of the Architecture and Visual design department at the German University in Cairo and CEO of Ruairí O'Brien. Architektur. Licht Raumkunst, surprised and delighted the audience with his lecture at LpS 2016 when he talked about allowing darkness. He expressed the same sentiments in a caption for a figure in the proceedings booklet: "The future in Dresden is not lighting excess - the future is Re-Darkness with intelligent SSL concepts." This year, Ruairí held two lectures at TiL in which he emphasized how important a thorough application of light is in respect to culture, ethics, and environment. In addition to his work, these interesting statements made it made a Tech-Talk Bregenz with him a top priority.

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A New LED Controller Technology to Expedite the Next Level of Smart Lighting

A New LED Controller Technology to Expedite the Next Level of Smart Lighting

Lighting installations that use artificial lighting and often deemed more comfortable and energy efficient are generally referred to as "Smart Lighting". While no clear definition exists "Smart Lighting" has become a common catch phrase. Kurt Marquardt, Senior Director LED Lighting Systems and Product Marketing, Infineon Technologies has a more accurate definition. For him, the term "smart lighting" describes the capability of the lighting system to adapt automatically to the needs of the users and the room. He presents an alternative way to implement smart lighting systems, using the new XDPL8221 digital LED-driver IC [1].

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The Adverse Ecological Impacts of Light Pollution: LEDs' Role in Mitigation

The Adverse Ecological Impacts of Light Pollution: LEDs' Role in Mitigation

With the negative effects of artificial light at night on ecosystems increasingly well-understood, attention is now turning to the ways in which these impacts can be mitigated through uptake of novel technology and lighting strategies. Dr. Callum J. Macgregor, post-doctoral research associate at the Department of Biology of the University of York, and Dr. Darren M. Evans from the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences of the Newcastle University, discuss the current evidence for costs and opportunities associated with uptake of LED lighting and highlight important directions for future investigation.

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Ledvance Extends Its  BIOLUX HCL Range that Supports Circadian Rhythms

Ledvance Extends Its BIOLUX HCL Range that Supports Circadian Rhythms

Ledvance have launched a new range of BIOLUX HCL products which are tailored to the specific demands of healthcare environments. The new products provide biologically optimized day-night lighting which reflects natural circadian rhythms to benefit both patients and medical staff, improving sleep regularity, concentration and mood.

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Bridgelux Vesta® Thrive™ Enables Natural Human Centric Lighting

Bridgelux Vesta® Thrive™ Enables Natural Human Centric Lighting

Bridgelux today announced commercial availability of new versions of its Vesta product line, adding full natural spectrum white point options to the industry's largest portfolio of tunable white solutions. Vesta Thrive, the winner of a 2020 LightFair Innovation Award, leverages patented Thrive technology to deliver the closest spectral match to natural light available in an easy to use tunable white solution.

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ALLOS and KAUST Are Working on High Efficiency Nitride-Based Red LEDs on Si

ALLOS and KAUST Are Working on High Efficiency Nitride-Based Red LEDs on Si

ALLOS Semiconductors has engaged in a collaboration with Prof. Ohkawa and his team at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for realizing high efficiency nitride-based red LEDs on large diameter silicon substrates. In the collaboration the teams are addressing fundamental issues like the large lattice mismatch and the quantum-confined Stark effect (QCSE) which are preventing the adoption of red nitride-based LEDs for practical industry usage. In particular, for the emerging field of micro LED displays there is a strong demand to enable red LEDs on large diameter wafers in addition to the established blue and green color LEDs in the nitride system in order to reduce manufacturing complexity and cost.

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Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight

A small LED torch that emits deep red light could help improve declining eyesight, scientists have said: A study by University College London, involving a small sample size of 24 people, has shown that staring at long wavelength light for three minutes every day can "significantly improve vision" in those aged 40 and above.

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Lumitronix Adds New UV-C LED Modules for Sterilization and Decontamination to Its UV Portfolio

Lumitronix Adds New UV-C LED Modules for Sterilization and Decontamination to Its UV Portfolio

The Swabian LED company Lumitronix has used the current situation to expand its range of products in the UV-C sector. Within a short period of time, three linear module solutions have been developed, which are primarily aimed at professional customers who are trained in the use of UV-C radiation and can ensure hazard-free operation.

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Industry Leading LUXEON 5050 LED Gets Performance Boost

Industry Leading LUXEON 5050 LED Gets Performance Boost

Streetlights and high-bay fixtures require high flux and efficacy to meet the ever-increasing demands for system efficiency and energy cost reduction for these applications. Today, LUXEON 5050 LEDs received an upgrade in both flux and efficacy. Typical performance is now 675 lm with 172 lm/W in full bin shipments and higher performance is available.

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Diodes Optimizes PNP Transistors for Automotive Matrix LED Lighting

Diodes Optimizes PNP Transistors for Automotive Matrix LED Lighting

Diodes Incorporated today announced the availability of the automotive-compliant ZXTP56060FDBQ and ZXTP56020FDBQ dual PNP transistors. These new products provide OEMs with a highly efficient solution for controlling matrix LED light clusters.

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Lumileds Boosts LUXEON 2835 Color Line Performance Including  25% Brighter Red-Orange

Lumileds Boosts LUXEON 2835 Color Line Performance Including 25% Brighter Red-Orange

Today, Lumileds introduced a dramatic boost in luminous flux to its LUXEON 2835 Color Line, the lighting industry's broadest and most cost-effective family of color LEDs. Featuring eleven colors and three white CCTs, the LUXEON 2835 Color Line now delivers a 25% brighter red-orange and 6% brighter Red, which are especially key to the performance of emergency vehicle lights and color tunable lamps.

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Active Grow Launches UL Listed LoPro Max Horticultural Luminaires for Commercial and Home Growers

Active Grow Launches UL Listed LoPro Max Horticultural Luminaires for Commercial and Home Growers

Active Grow, the sustainable horticultural lighting manufacturer, is proud to announce the launch of its LoPro Max 640W and 320W horticultural luminaires. These lightweight, UL Listed fixtures conveniently replace 600-1000 W and 400-600 W HPS lights in vertical racking or sea of green commercial applications, using nearly half the energy and producing half the heat. The concealed-driver design means no messy cabling or bulky external drivers. The ultra-thin profile (just 2.47") allows the luminaires to go to work in spaces with minimal vertical clearance. Integrated dimming and a tool-less installation make these fixtures perfect options for home growers with tents or hydroponic benches.

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Fluence Expands PhysioSpec™ Spectra Offering on VYPR Series for Global Greenhouse Cultivators

Fluence Expands PhysioSpec™ Spectra Offering on VYPR Series for Global Greenhouse Cultivators

Fluence by Osram (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, announced today the launch of four additional spectra on its VYPR top light series, featuring market-leading efficacies up to 3.8 µmol/J. From broad white to high red, Fluence's extended PhysioSpec™ spectra enable growers to optimize lighting strategies for any crop in any growth stage or geographic location.

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EU Commisson Clears AMS' Acquisition of OSRAM

EU Commisson Clears AMS' Acquisition of OSRAM

The European Commission has approved unconditionally, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of OSRAM by AMS. The Commission concluded that the transaction would raise no competition concerns in the European Economic Area (‘EEA').

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IES and IUVA Collaborate to Publish ANSI Standards for Measuring Ultraviolet C-Band (UV-C) Sources Used for Disinfection

IES and IUVA Collaborate to Publish ANSI Standards for Measuring Ultraviolet C-Band (UV-C) Sources Used for Disinfection

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, est. 1906) and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA, est. 1999) have partnered to assemble experts in the measurement of ultraviolet C-band emissions (UV-C) to develop American National Standards for the measurement and characterization of UV-C device performance. UV-C devices for healthcare and personal care have proliferated in recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the absence of standards to enable accurate measurements and comparisons of the products. Through this partnership IES and IUVA aim to cooperatively promote awareness of and improve the application of ultraviolet "disinfection" technology in the healthcare system, initially through the development of standardized methods of measurement of ultraviolet "disinfection" products including UV lamps, luminaires and lighting/radiating systems, utilizing both discharge (e.g. low-pressure mercury and xenon) and solid-state (e.g. light-emitting diode) technologies.

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Nationstar's UV LED - a Pioneer in the DUV Sterilization Industry

Nationstar's UV LED - a Pioneer in the DUV Sterilization Industry Since 2016, NATIONSTAR has launched near-ultraviolet LED, deep-ultraviolet LED and modules, with wide wavelength range, high reliability and good feedback in the market. At present, we have established partnerships with many well-known manufacturers. Read more »

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Industry Leading LUXEON 5050 LED Gets Performance Boost

Industry Leading LUXEON 5050 LED Gets Performance Boost Streetlights and high-bay fixtures require high flux and efficacy to meet the ever-increasing demands for system efficiency and energy cost reduction for these applications. Today, LUXEON 5050 LEDs received an upgrade in both flux and efficacy. Typical performance is now 675 lm with 172 lm/W in ... Read more »

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Cree® XLamp® XM-L3 LEDs – More Output & Reliability

Cree® XLamp® XM-L3 LEDs – More Output & Reliability The XLamp® XM-L3 LED delivers a massive 55% upgrade in maximum light output over the XM L2 LED, providing a single-die LED point source for precise optical control. The XM-L3 LED shares the same mechanical and optical footprint as the original XM-L® and XM-L2 LEDs, providing a seamless upgrade path ... Read more »

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Ledvance Extends Its BIOLUX HCL Range that Supports Circadian Rhythms

Ledvance Extends Its  BIOLUX HCL Range that Supports Circadian Rhythms Ledvance have launched a new range of BIOLUX HCL products which are tailored to the specific demands of healthcare environments. The new products provide biologically optimized day-night lighting which reflects natural circadian rhythms to benefit both patients and medical staff, improving sleep ... Read more »