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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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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Silvair Partners with LA Lighting as Bluetooth Mesh Ecosystem Continues to Grow

Silvair Partners with LA Lighting as Bluetooth Mesh Ecosystem Continues to Grow

Silvair, a pioneer in mesh lighting networks and a leading provider of qualified Bluetooth mesh solutions for lighting control, announces a partnership with LA Lighting, a leading American manufacturer of quality lighting products.

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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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Lumitronix Introduces LED Module Series for Ledil Daisy Optics

Lumitronix Introduces LED Module Series for Ledil Daisy Optics

The LED specialist Lumitronix from Baden-Württemberg has produced three special LED modules which are compatible with the lenses of the Daisy series by Ledil. As Ledil's official distributor, the Swabian company was able to develop the modules in close cooperation with the Finnish optics manufacturer.

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Tridonic Announces Light You Can Stick Anywhere - Efficient Light for Profile and Linear Luminaires

Tridonic Announces Light You Can Stick Anywhere - Efficient Light for Profile and Linear Luminaires

With its flexible, linear constant-current LLE FLEX CC advanced modules Tridonic offers efficient LED modules from the reel which are easy to install thanks to 3M adhesive tape, and take up little space in the warehouse. AVX terminals or solder points can be used for simple wiring with no shadows.

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New 60 V Linear LED Controller ICs from Infineon for General Lighting

New 60 V Linear LED Controller ICs from Infineon for General Lighting

With the BCR601 and BCR602 Infineon Technologies AG introduces two new members of its successful BCR linear LED controller IC portfolio. The BCR601 features an innovative voltage feedback to the primary side also known as "active headroom control" (AHC), enabling cost- and power-effective LED driver applications. The BCR602, on the other hand, targets dimmable LED applications such as light engines, modules and strips. Its wide voltage range of up to 60 V makes it ideal fit for 48 V designs and DC/DC grids.

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Lumitronix Introduces LED Module Series for Ledil Daisy Optics

Lumitronix Introduces LED Module Series for Ledil Daisy Optics

The LED specialist Lumitronix from Baden-Württemberg has produced three special LED modules which are compatible with the lenses of the Daisy series by Ledil. As Ledil's official distributor, the Swabian company was able to develop the modules in close cooperation with the Finnish optics manufacturer.

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Tridonic Announces Light You Can Stick Anywhere - Efficient Light for Profile and Linear Luminaires

Tridonic Announces Light You Can Stick Anywhere - Efficient Light for Profile and Linear Luminaires

With its flexible, linear constant-current LLE FLEX CC advanced modules Tridonic offers efficient LED modules from the reel which are easy to install thanks to 3M adhesive tape, and take up little space in the warehouse. AVX terminals or solder points can be used for simple wiring with no shadows.

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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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Osram Provides Special Grow Light System for Horticulture Research

Osram Provides Special Grow Light System for Horticulture Research

Osram has developed a research luminaire to meet the growing demands of researchers at universities, private institutes and plant production in greenhouses and vertical farms. Researchers and modern agriculturists can use the LED-based plant luminaire system Phytofy RL in the lab or in climatic chambers in order to develop new plant-specific light and growth recipes. These recipes can lead to desired outcomes in plant quality, yield and flavor.

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An Old Story Re-Edited? - Firefly-Inspired Surfaces Improve LED Efficiency

An Old Story Re-Edited? - Firefly-Inspired Surfaces Improve LED Efficiency

A new type of light-emitting diode lightbulb could one day light homes and reduce power bills, according to Penn State researchers who suggest that LEDs made with firefly-mimicking structures could improve efficiency.

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Materials, Manufacturing and Technologies for Designing Passive Cooling Devices

Materials, Manufacturing and Technologies for Designing Passive Cooling Devices

Until recently, incandescent bulbs and fluorescent lights were the dominant light sources. Today it’s the energy efficient, durable and, in the meantime, cost effective, LED. But to achieve these attributes appropriate cooling is still necessary and due to progress over the last few years the need for active cooling solutions is limited to a few high power applications as long as the material and technology is carefully chosen. John Broadbent, Managing Director at Columbia-Staver Ltd., describes the different technologies and materials and gives practical advice on how to find the right solution for an application.

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Materials, Manufacturing and Technologies for Designing Passive Cooling Devices

Materials, Manufacturing and Technologies for Designing Passive Cooling Devices

Until recently, incandescent bulbs and fluorescent lights were the dominant light sources. Today it’s the energy efficient, durable and, in the meantime, cost effective, LED. But to achieve these attributes appropriate cooling is still necessary and due to progress over the last few years the need for active cooling solutions is limited to a few high power applications as long as the material and technology is carefully chosen. John Broadbent, Managing Director at Columbia-Staver Ltd., describes the different technologies and materials and gives practical advice on how to find the right solution for an application.

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Additive Optics Design and Fabrication for Smart Lighting Systems and Tailored Project Solutions

Additive Optics Design and Fabrication for Smart Lighting Systems and Tailored Project Solutions

Since its initial invention back in 2009, printed optics has come a long way in the lighting industry. Additive optics fabrication is a future proof methodology of rapid prototyping custom LED optics by means of digital manufacturing technologies. Marco de Visser, Luximprint’s Director of Marketing & Sales, breaks down the technology and explains how its features add value to the design and manufacture of smart lighting applications. From one of Luximprint’s preferred optical design partners Physionary, Ramon van der Hilst, Founder and Business Development Manager, and Suresh Christopher, inventor of the state-of-the-art “target-to-source” optics design software, explain the benefits of an optimized design process.

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A New Lighting Scene

A New Lighting Scene

Commentary from LpR 69: I wouldn’t be telling you anything new if I said that technology is changing at an ever-increasing rate. But in the lighting industry there is a lot more happening, which makes these times truly disruptive and perhaps even inconvenient for some people ... but not for me.

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UV-Light for Plant Development

UV-Light for Plant Development

Commentary from LpR 68: Since the development of the incandescent lamp, greenhouse farmers have been using electric light sources as a supplement to natural sunlight. Initially, light intensity was the major concern. Later, growers learned to manipulate plant development by altering the power distribution of the light spectrum for added value such as taste and appearance.

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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.

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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 ... Read more »

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Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency

Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency  Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp® XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing LEDs by up to 68 percent. ... 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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