White Paper: Serviceable Luminaires in a Circular Economy from LightingEurope

White Paper: Serviceable Luminaires in a Circular Economy from LightingEurope

LightingEurope is proactively exploring the business opportunities that a Circular Economy presents for the lighting industry, as well as the framework conditions required for its successful rollout in the lighting sector. This paper focuses on luminaires, services and design for serviceability and their potential for the lighting industry.

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White Paper: Polymeric Systems Bring Clarity to Optical Applications

White Paper: Polymeric Systems Bring Clarity to Optical Applications

Some optical assembly applications require optical clarity across a certain wavelength, while others require an opaque coating. Optical grade epoxies, silicones and UV curable coatings provide the versatility to adhere well to a wide variety of substrates and display the critical performance properties required. Learn more about optical transmission, refractive indices, temperature and humidity testing, and more, plus the roles these measurements play in choosing an effective and reliable optical polymer system.

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Cree Expands SmartCast Intelligence Platform; Collaborates with Synapse Wireless

Cree Expands SmartCast Intelligence Platform; Collaborates with Synapse Wireless

Durham, North Carolina-based LED lighting firm Cree, Inc. reports that it is expanding its SmartCast Intelligence Platform™ to include connected wireless capabilities for smart building solutions. Such smart building solutions can provide building automation and control network (BACnet) connectivity, advanced lighting controls, and building analytics.

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Cree® XLamp® CMT LEDs Deliver up to 45 Percent Higher Lumen Density than Competition

Cree® XLamp® CMT LEDs Deliver up to 45 Percent Higher Lumen Density than Competition

The new CMT LEDs extend Cree’s metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form factors. Cree’s XLamp High Current LED Arrays provide up to 45% more lumen density and up to 17% higher efficacy, and feature an innovative metal substrate technology that delivers higher reliability than competing metal COBs. With more than 6,000 hours of LM-80 data, the expanded family of LEDs enables lighting manufacturers to upgrade designs for track, downlight and outdoor lighting.

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Luger Research Creates an Active Network to Secure the Future of Innovation in Lighting: SciPiL

Luger Research Creates an Active Network to Secure the Future of Innovation in Lighting: SciPiL

Luger Research establishes the first scientific lighting partnership network for research experts and leaders in the lighting industry. The scientific partnership in lighting - SciPiL - has been created to form an active network that will strengthen and build the connections between universities, research laboratories and industry. The scientific partnership’s mission is to enable and secure the continued development of innovation in lighting technology.

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TiL 2018 Announces Influential Curator Rogier van der Heide Who is on a Mission to Empower and Inspire Everyone

TiL 2018 Announces Influential Curator Rogier van der Heide Who is on a Mission to Empower and Inspire Everyone

Trends in Lighting (TiL), proudly announces its curator for 2018 will be Rogier van der Heide. A master of light, a provocateur and a futurist, Rogier is on a mission to curate an event that will empower and inspire everyone.

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High Bay LED Driver of Efficiency 95%

High Bay LED Driver of Efficiency 95%

LIFUD just launched its 1ST generation of high bay driver, LF-FHBxxxYD/YE, for European market and Asian Pacific market. There’s a 12V cable reserved for connecting the driver to smart modules like sensors, Zigbee modules, DALI modules, etc. This 12V cable makes it flexible to meet various demands of smart control application.

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Cree Brings Highest Reliability to Broadest Family of Metal COB LED Designs

Cree Brings Highest Reliability to Broadest Family of Metal COB LED Designs

Cree announces an expansion of the XLamp® High Current LED Array family with new CMT LEDs that extend Cree’s latest metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form factors. In addition to providing up to 45 percent more lumen density and up to 17 percent higher efficacy, all Cree® XLamp High Current LED Arrays feature an innovative metal substrate technology that delivers higher reliability than competing metal COBs. With more than 6,000 hours of LM-80 data available, the expanded family of LEDs enables lighting manufacturers to immediately upgrade their designs for DesignLights Consortium® and ENERGY STAR® eligible applications, such as track, downlight and outdoor lighting.

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Samsung Electronics Offers LED Component Solutions for Horticulture Lighting

Samsung Electronics Offers LED Component Solutions for Horticulture Lighting

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today announced that it is now offering LED component solutions that have been optimized for horticulture lighting. The company’s new horticulture LED lineup features a newly developed “red LED” package, as well as additions to key existing Samsung “white LED” package and module families to include horticulture lighting specifications.

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LG Electronics Unveiled Blue Light Reducing Technology at LFI

LG Electronics Unveiled Blue Light Reducing Technology at LFI

LG Electronics USA is introducing energy-efficient LED lighting troffers with new LG “Safe Blue” technology, a first-of-its-kind innovation designed to help reduce light sensitivity, eye strain and fatigue. Demonstrated this week at 2018 LIGHTFAIR International industry trade show (Booth #1131), this new technology reduces the amount of blue light wavelengths that are common in conventional LED and standard lighting options. This cutting-edge solution can help improve occupant comfort in various commercial settings such as schools, hospitals and office buildings.

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Resclite PRO – Flexible, Programmable and Efficient Emergency Lighting

Resclite PRO – Flexible, Programmable and Efficient Emergency Lighting

The new Resclite PRO LED solution from Zumtobel adds an extra dimension to emergency lighting. This smart emergency luminaire utilises new lenses to provide enhanced flexibility and combines an unobtrusive look with the highest function-driven performance. A subtle design and the addition of a new mini version means that the fitting almost seems to disappear into the ceiling.

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American Bright Introduces NEW EzyLED

American Bright Introduces NEW EzyLED

American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, today announced a new series of EzyLED 3030. EzyLEDs are connected in parallel, and directly driven by a conventional 12V /24V DC source. For this series of low-to-medium powered LEDs, the IC is built into the LED chip design which dramatically reduces the additional circuitry and eliminates the need for on-the board IC driver and other passive components. Without the need for extra resistors, bridge rectifiers and current regulative diode, inventory management is dramatically reduced making this an ideal solution due to its simplicity and ease of use.

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Samsung Electronics Offers LED Component Solutions for Horticulture Lighting

Samsung Electronics Offers LED Component Solutions for Horticulture Lighting

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today announced that it is now offering LED component solutions that have been optimized for horticulture lighting. The company’s new horticulture LED lineup features a newly developed “red LED” package, as well as additions to key existing Samsung “white LED” package and module families to include horticulture lighting specifications.

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TE Connectivity at LFI - The Next Generation of Solutions for Horticultural Lighting

TE Connectivity at LFI - The Next Generation of Solutions for Horticultural Lighting

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, will demonstrate how it is illuminating the industry with its latest connectivity solutions for horticultural lighting at Lightfair International (LFI) in Chicago, USA from May 8 – 10, 2018. At the TE booth (#2563), visitors can see how the company’s solutions are helping lighting installers and manufacturers grow their business with TE’s latest components for horticultural lighting.

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Smart Printing: Fraunhofer IAP Develops Power Generating Films and Luminescent Glass

Smart Printing: Fraunhofer IAP Develops Power Generating Films and Luminescent Glass

New inks for inkjet printers make it possible to print organic displays or solar cells on film and glass for the use in architecture, the textile industry and many other industries.

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Scientists Reveal the Fundamental Limitation of In Concentration in InGaN Solid-State Devices

Scientists Reveal the Fundamental Limitation of In Concentration in InGaN Solid-State Devices

For the first time an international research group has revealed the core mechanism that limits the indium (In) content in indium gallium nitride ((In, Ga)N) thin films - the key material for blue light emitting diodes (LED). Increasing the In content in InGaN quantum wells is the common approach to shift the emission of III-Nitride based LEDs towards the green and, in particular, red part of the optical spectrum, necessary for the modern RGB devices. The new findings answer the long-standing research question: why does this classical approach fail, when we try to obtain efficient InGaN-based green and red LEDs?

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Multi-Pixel LED Technology Opens New Horizons for Smart Lighting Applications

Multi-Pixel LED Technology Opens New Horizons for Smart Lighting Applications

The evolution of Multi-Pixel LED technology has initiated a giant leap in the development of intelligent lighting systems which are most visible in the automotive industry. Now the first hybrid LED provides smart headlights with more than 1000 individually controllable pixels. Ralph Bertram, who is working on advanced LED device concepts, and Norbert Harendt, who is developing optics solutions for general lighting at Osram Opto Semiconductors, show that automotive lighting is just one of the potential areas in which intelligent selective pixel control can be applied. Options for the use in general lighting, such as information display for outdoor, indoor, retail or industrial applications, are very versatile.

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Repro-Light - Looking for a Sustainable and Modular Luminaire Architecture

Repro-Light - Looking for a Sustainable and Modular Luminaire Architecture

The Repro-light project aims to re-conceptualize the European lighting industry towards more sustainability and competitiveness in terms of production and time to market. This will be achieved through the implementation of modular luminaire architecture and a smart production scheme, demonstrated by the development of a reconfigurable customized LED luminaire designed to improve the customers’ health.

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Fred Maxik, Founder & CTO, Lighting Science Group

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Fred Maxik, Founder & CTO, Lighting Science Group

LED light in combination with advanced controls, and here especially IoT capabilities, opened several new options in lighting. In this context, the term Human Centric Lighting, and more recently, the term Biologically Active Light have become trendy. Fred Maxik, founder and CTO of the Lighting Science Group, who held the keynote speech at LpS 2017, recognized these opportunities in a very early stage when most other manufacturers were still struggling with the challenges of the new technology. In the interview he explains what his perception of light is and its importance in our lives. He gives insights into his philosophy and ideas on which criteria artificial lighting has to fulfill in order to live up to the promising terms „Human Centric Lighting“ and „Biologically Active Light“.

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White Paper: Serviceable Luminaires in a Circular Economy from LightingEurope

White Paper: Serviceable Luminaires in a Circular Economy from LightingEurope

LightingEurope is proactively exploring the business opportunities that a Circular Economy presents for the lighting industry, as well as the framework conditions required for its successful rollout in the lighting sector. This paper focuses on luminaires, services and design for serviceability and their potential for the lighting industry.

Read more »
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High Bay LED Driver of Efficiency 95%

High Bay LED Driver of Efficiency 95% LIFUD just launched its 1ST generation of high bay driver, LF-FHBxxxYD/YE, for European market and Asian Pacific market. There’s a 12V cable reserved for connecting the driver to smart modules like sensors, Zigbee modules, DALI modules, etc. This 12V cable makes it flexible to meet various demands ... Read more »

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Cree® XLamp® CMT LEDs Deliver up to 45 Percent Higher Lumen Density than Competition

Cree® XLamp® CMT LEDs Deliver up to 45 Percent Higher Lumen Density than Competition The new CMT LEDs extend Cree’s metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form factors. Cree’s XLamp High Current LED Arrays provide up to 45% more lumen density and up to 17% higher efficacy, and feature an innovative metal substrate technology that delivers higher ... Read more »

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BJB Launches Innovative Single-row LED Optic Series for Linear and Area Lighting with Slim Design and Integrated Fixing Elements

BJB Launches Innovative Single-row LED Optic Series for Linear and Area Lighting with Slim Design and Integrated Fixing Elements Optics are a critical part of the lighting system, especially when it comes to efficiency and precision beam control. Even the most efficient light sources would be rendered useless without high-quality optics. They enable the designer to extract light from the source and precisely direct it ... Read more »

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Accredited Quality for Colorimetric Quantities

Accredited Quality for Colorimetric Quantities Since 2009 Instrument Systems has received accreditation to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025 for photometric tests and now offers its certified measurement solutions with the flexible scope of application of Category III. Read more »

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Smart Control with GRE’s Dimming Modules

Smart Control with GRE’s Dimming Modules Smart and sustainable technologies have been on the forefront at the international lighting events. With the advance of smart devices and return on investment requirements, the smart building is widely becoming the new standard building model. Read more »

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Light is the Efficiency Booster

Light is the Efficiency Booster In order to cut costs while providing high-quality light, many luminaire manufacturers today rely on robust LED components and intelligent control technology from OSRAM. Our future-proof lighting systems reduce the power consumption as well as the maintenance effort. Read more »

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A.A.G. Stucchi Presents New IP66/68 Connectors

A.A.G. Stucchi Presents New IP66/68 Connectors A.A.G. Stucchi, an Italian company and leader in the lighting components industry, is ready to present 2 new series of IP66/68 connections: 3800 series of mini connectors and 610 series of distributors. The two product series have their very compact design in common. 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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