Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications

Patrick Durand is the Worldwide Technical Director at Future Lighting Solutions (FLS) with over 15 years of experience in the solid state lighting industry. Patrick leads the FLS Technical Marketing teams and FLS laboratory teams located in multiple regions around the world with the objective of providing world-class support to lighting OEMs in developing luminaires with the latest SSL technology from the light source to the complete system incorporating the LED driver, optic, thermal management and intelligent control solutions.

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Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights

Kyra Xavia is a researcher, educator and investigative journalist based in New Zealand. Her roles as general secretary of the Light and Lighting Research Consortium (LLRC), delegate for the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), New Zealand Ambassador for Women in Lighting 2019, and co-leader of the Dunedin Dark Skies Group, involve educating decision-makers and the public about the importance of responsible lighting, nocturnal placemaking and the value of darkness. Recognised in New Zealand and abroad for her advocacy in these matters, Kyra has co-authored research papers and published articles specific to this subject. Kyra has recently been awarded with The Dark Sky Defender Award.

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LED Driver for High Power Machine Vision Flash

LED Driver for High Power Machine Vision Flash

Automation is nothing new and its demands are rapidly increasing, either in production or inspection. More sensors are used and many are based on direct or reflected light detection. Some work in the visible range and others work in the non-visible spectrum of light. LED lighting has become the standard in most applications as the solid-state light source offers numerous advantages over other lighting technologies. However, the LED lighting system is only as good as the peripheral components and LED drivers are one key element in many applications. Keith Szolusha, LED driver applications manager and Kyle Lawrence, associate applications engineer, identified the challenges for machine vision flash applications and propose a solution example with Analog Devices' LT3932 high speed LED driver.

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Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications

Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications

Advancements in UV LED technology have begun changing the horticultural lighting landscape. Research is still ongoing to discover the extent of benefits and best practices of using UV light in horticulture. Using optics in tandem with UV LED light systems can help reach performance goals and optimize growing. Although there are several UV- transmitting materials available, not all are equivalent or able to meet the requirements for UV applications. Justine Galbraith, glass engineer, and Sharayah Follett, market development manager at Kopp Glass, Inc. discuss the performance considerations of various UV-transmitting materials and how application challenges are addressed by integrating optical elements.

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WHITE PAPER - Measuring Color Uniformity

WHITE PAPER - Measuring Color Uniformity

The color uniformity of light generated by LED luminaires plays a major role in many lighting applications. This makes it an important parameter to measure in both the R&D stage and during the quality assurance process. MKS Instruments has stayed abreast of this challenge by developing a new feature for its FluxGage photometrical system: the color uniformity measurement function. It allows quick evaluation of optical assemblies for color mixing and beam shaping. This whitepaper presents this novel feature of the system.

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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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euroLighting Expands LED Portfolio with Shenzhen Lightspot Technology Products

euroLighting Expands LED Portfolio with Shenzhen Lightspot Technology Products

euroLighting has expanded its sales program with high-quality light-emitting diodes in SMD package and COB-LEDs. To this end, the LED specialist concluded a distribution agreement for Europe with the company Shenzhen Lightspot Technology Ltd., also known under the product name SMART ECO LIGHTING. euroLighting is presenting these new LED products for the first time at light+building 2020.

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Flickering Light Mobilizes Brain Chemistry that May Fight Alzheimer's

Flickering Light Mobilizes Brain Chemistry that May Fight Alzheimer's

For over a century, Alzheimer's disease has confounded all attempts to treat it. But in recent years, perplexing experiments using flickering light have shown promise. The promise of flickering light to treat Alzheimer's takes another step forward in this new study, which reveals stark biochemical mechanisms: 40 Hertz stimulus triggers a marked release of signaling chemicals.

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GlacialLight Introduces New Natural Sunlight GL-LMR50-06-24V-NL with DC Input Voltage

GlacialLight Introduces New Natural Sunlight GL-LMR50-06-24V-NL with DC Input Voltage

GlacialLight, the LED lighting division of GlacialTech Inc., announces the natural sunlight GL-LMR50-06-24V-NL with DC 24 V of 3000 K warm white. 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 sunlight. It can be non-dimmable and dimmable with given the appropriate DC electrical signal; the brightness can be freely adjusted with DC constant voltage PWM signal. GlacialPower GP-CVM constant voltage series driver provides non-dimmable and most popular three dimming functions include AC-TRIAC dimming, 3-in-1 dimming and DALI dimming for greater lighting flexibility and are suitable for GL-LMR50-06-24V-NL.

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LRC Evaluates Hybrid UV/Blue Light Lighting System to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections

LRC Evaluates Hybrid UV/Blue Light Lighting System to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections

People who visit hospitals are expecting care and treatment, not additional complications, yet approximately 1 in 25 patients contract healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in U.S. hospitals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Standard cleaning procedures usually involve manual application of detergents and disinfectants. Unfortunately, the efficacy of these manual cleaning procedures can vary considerably. In fact, less than 50% of patient room surfaces are properly cleaned.

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Compound Photonics and Plessey Create microLED Display Modules from Bonded Wafers

Compound Photonics and Plessey Create microLED Display Modules from Bonded Wafers

Compound Photonics US Corporation (CP), a leading provider of compact high-resolution microdisplay solutions for Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) applications, and Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. (Plessey), an embedded technologies developer at the forefront of microLED technology for AR and MR display applications, today announced they have produced the first fully addressable microLED display modules resulting from their previously announced strategic partnership to develop and introduce GaN-on-Silicon microLED based microdisplay solutions for AR/MR applications.

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LSI Industries Launches New, Commercial-Grade LED Area Lights

LSI Industries Launches New, Commercial-Grade LED Area Lights

LSI Industries has launched two new, high-quality, commercial-grade area lighting solutions. The company's new SSA (small) and SMA (medium) luminaires are quick-ship products that offer enhanced features and benefits for smaller-budget projects. These modern, durable, attractive fixtures are designed for applications that do not require the highly advanced optics and performance associated with LSI's premium line of Mirada area lights.

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LG's Revolutionary Transparent OLED Touch Signage Display Creates AR Effect

LG's Revolutionary Transparent OLED Touch Signage Display Creates AR Effect

The new release from LG updates the popular Transparent OLED display that generated so much excitement during its rollout. With Transparent OLED Touch Signage, LG has made futuristic technology available to businesses today. The LG solution, more commonly called the Transparent OLED Touch, superimposes vividly colored images and text in high definition on whatever stands behind the screen, just as its predecessor does. Its revolutionary new facet, however, is its touchscreen capability. The Transparent OLED Touch stuns in its transparency, touch capability, durability and design.

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LED Driver for High Power Machine Vision Flash

LED Driver for High Power Machine Vision Flash

Automation is nothing new and its demands are rapidly increasing, either in production or inspection. More sensors are used and many are based on direct or reflected light detection. Some work in the visible range and others work in the non-visible spectrum of light. LED lighting has become the standard in most applications as the solid-state light source offers numerous advantages over other lighting technologies. However, the LED lighting system is only as good as the peripheral components and LED drivers are one key element in many applications. Keith Szolusha, LED driver applications manager and Kyle Lawrence, associate applications engineer, identified the challenges for machine vision flash applications and propose a solution example with Analog Devices' LT3932 high speed LED driver.

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ON Semiconductor Launches Automotive LED Drivers and Controllers for Advanced Vehicle Lighting

ON Semiconductor Launches Automotive LED Drivers and Controllers for Advanced Vehicle Lighting

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has launched a new family of four devices that facilitate the high levels of performance and innovative functionality that vehicle manufacturers and consumers now expect from automotive exterior and interior lighting. Aimed specifically at low power solid state lighting, the new family comprises two LED drivers (NCV7683 and NCV7685) and two current controllers (NCV7691 and NCV7692).

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Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications

Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications

Advancements in UV LED technology have begun changing the horticultural lighting landscape. Research is still ongoing to discover the extent of benefits and best practices of using UV light in horticulture. Using optics in tandem with UV LED light systems can help reach performance goals and optimize growing. Although there are several UV- transmitting materials available, not all are equivalent or able to meet the requirements for UV applications. Justine Galbraith, glass engineer, and Sharayah Follett, market development manager at Kopp Glass, Inc. discuss the performance considerations of various UV-transmitting materials and how application challenges are addressed by integrating optical elements.

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Osram Presents Most Efficient New Generation Oslon Square Hyper Red

Osram Presents Most Efficient New Generation Oslon Square Hyper Red

The world population has been growing for many years. In particular, metropolitan areas are attracting more and more people. In places where farmland is limited and delivery must be quick, horticulture lighting offers a major advantage. With the help of state-of-the-art lighting technology, it is possible to provide the exact light composition various plants need for ideal growth or to develop certain characteristics. Plants can be grown in a very space-saving manner and with considerably higher yields thanks to tailor-made lighting solutions. For greenhouse owners, energy footprint is essential to production. The new generation of Oslon Square Hyper Red contributes to improving efficiency far more effectively than comparable products currently available on the market.

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WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping?

WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping?

In the CADFEM webinar on May, 14, 2020 you will learn, how physics-based simulations - virtual prototyping - contribute to develop better lighting products. The live presentation pictures the whole process - from editing the geometric model to the definition of light sources and sensors to the use of material properties and simulation modes.

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Novel Coronavirus: Impact on the 5th CIE Expert Symposium on Color and Visual Appearance

Novel Coronavirus: Impact on the 5th CIE Expert Symposium on Color and Visual Appearance

CIE is well aware of the novel coronavirus situation in China which is impacting upon Hong Kong and other regions. This brings a layer of difficulty in confidently holding the event in Hong Kong. A survey has been created to help us in the planning for this event.

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WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping?

WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping? In the CADFEM webinar on May, 14, 2020 you will learn, how physics-based simulations - virtual prototyping - contribute to develop better lighting products. The live presentation pictures the whole process - from editing the geometric model to the definition of light sources and sensors to the use ... Read more »

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EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Ceiling Mount Multi-Sensor 810-PLT-DZB

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Ceiling Mount Multi-Sensor 810-PLT-DZB EuControls is excited to announce the addition of a compact ceiling mount multi-sensor/controller to its growing wireless lighting controls product portfolio. The S810-PLT-DZB is a unique Zigbee compatible energy management device aimed at new and retrofit indoor lighting projects that require ... Read more »

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Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications Patrick Durand is the Worldwide Technical Director at Future Lighting Solutions (FLS) with over 15 years of experience in the solid state lighting industry. Patrick leads the FLS Technical Marketing teams and FLS laboratory teams located in multiple regions around the world with the objective of ... Read more »

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Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good' At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of 'Light so Good'. Read more »