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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WHITE PAPER - Samsung’s Horticulture LEDs Using Full Spectrum

WHITE PAPER - Samsung’s Horticulture LEDs Using Full Spectrum

Samsung has made several attempts to develop new spectrum for horticulture lighting. One solution is to utilize white LED alone or in conjunction with monochromatic LEDs to create a very broad spectrum. These approaches using Samsung white LEDS can deliver the full spectrum of light to promote plant growth, as well as comfortably perform cultivation management, with even better color rendering.

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Zumtobel Teams Up with pureLiFi To Step Into the Wireless Enterprise Network Market

Zumtobel Teams Up with pureLiFi To Step Into the Wireless Enterprise Network Market

Zumtobel, one of the European market leaders for professional lighting and associated services, is striving for the use of their innovative LED solutions to empower the latest in wireless technologies called LiFi. The newest trial, conducted in partnership with pureLiFi, uses LED lights to send large amounts of data while appearing as normal LED light to the human eye. The LiFi trial reflects a series of moves by Zumtobel to evolve lighting beyond its core function of pure illumination and solve challenges for high-speed secure wireless connectivity.

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Patrick Mueller is Leaving Bilton

Patrick Mueller is Leaving Bilton

Patrick Mueller, founder of the light specialist, Bilton, will be working at the company until the end of March, at which time he will hand over his duties to his successor. He will remain loyal to the company by being available as an external consultant.

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Patrick Mueller is Leaving Bilton

Patrick Mueller is Leaving Bilton

Patrick Mueller, founder of the light specialist, Bilton, will be working at the company until the end of March, at which time he will hand over his duties to his successor. He will remain loyal to the company by being available as an external consultant.

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Zhaga and DiiA Agree Joint Certification Program for a Smart Luminaire Interface

Zhaga and DiiA Agree Joint Certification Program for a Smart Luminaire Interface

The Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) are developing a joint certification program for interoperable luminaires and components, which enables intelligent, future-proof LED luminaires with IoT connectivity.

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New Mid-Power Ultraviolet Emitting Diode With Quartz Window from Vishay

New Mid-Power Ultraviolet Emitting Diode With Quartz Window from Vishay

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a ceramic mid power ultraviolet (UVC) emitting diode for sterilization, sanitation, and purification applications. Featuring a quartz window, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMU35CM00-280-120 delivers an extremely long lifetime in a compact 3.5 mm by 3.5 mm by 1.2 mm surface-mount package.

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Cree Announces Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency with New Red XLamp LEDs

Cree Announces Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency with New Red XLamp LEDs

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. These higher-performance horticulture LEDs increase the efficiency of LED luminaires and shorten their payback periods, making it more affordable to grow food under optimized lighting.

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Dow's New, Cost-Efficient DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant Protects LEDs in Harsh Environments

Dow's New, Cost-Efficient DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant Protects LEDs in Harsh Environments

Dow, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, today unveiled DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant, an optically-clear silicone for professional LED lighting that cures at room temperature. This advanced silicone technology provides superb optical performance without compromise and offers unique rheological properties for use with light fixtures in a variety of shapes and forms. Designed for explosion proof and high ingress protection rated luminaries, DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant is also cost-effective to buy and use as its patented composition does not contain platinum– unlike other silicone solutions currently available on the market.

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Healthe Launches Line of Architectural Luminaires

Healthe Launches Line of Architectural Luminaires

Healthe® by Lighting Science is pleased to announce the launch of its circadian optimized line of architectural luminaires. The product line, named 480®, leverages Healthe's patented technology to deliver the right spectrum at the right time, enhancing wellbeing and productivity in commercial, managed care, hospitality and many other applications. Available in a variety of linear profiles, mounting options, and lengths, the 480 line can be specified in nearly any type of configuration.

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Bridgelux Triples Vesta® Series Family of Tunable White Products

Bridgelux Triples Vesta® Series Family of Tunable White Products

Bridgelux today announced a dramatic expansion of the Vesta® Series family of tunable white and dim-to-warm products to help customers meet the increasing demands for environment-specific, personalized lighting.

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New Mid-Power Ultraviolet Emitting Diode With Quartz Window from Vishay

New Mid-Power Ultraviolet Emitting Diode With Quartz Window from Vishay

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a ceramic mid power ultraviolet (UVC) emitting diode for sterilization, sanitation, and purification applications. Featuring a quartz window, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMU35CM00-280-120 delivers an extremely long lifetime in a compact 3.5 mm by 3.5 mm by 1.2 mm surface-mount package.

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Cree Announces Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency with New Red XLamp LEDs

Cree Announces Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency with New Red XLamp LEDs

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. These higher-performance horticulture LEDs increase the efficiency of LED luminaires and shorten their payback periods, making it more affordable to grow food under optimized lighting.

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Plessey Launches New Hyperion Inter Light To Complement Existing Top Lighting in Greenhouses

Plessey Launches New Hyperion Inter Light To Complement Existing Top Lighting in Greenhouses

Plessey, a leading developer of award-winning LED technologies and horticultural grow lighting, announces the launch of its new Hyperion Inter Light. The latest launch from Plessey’s Hyperion Grow Light brand comes after the growing success of its Hyperion top light range which saw over 10Ha of grow light installations in 2018.

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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 - 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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BJB Connection Interface for Outdoor LED Modules

BJB Connection Interface for Outdoor LED Modules The model for the future design of human living areas is a "smart city" with intelligent technologies and applications. Smart Cities utilize sensors and controllers in outdoor lighting to conserve resources and enhance human comfort and safety. Read more »

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Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs

Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs Cree, Inc. announces the XLamp® eTone™ LEDs, a breakthrough set of chip-on-board (COB) LEDs that delivers beautiful 90 color rendering index (CRI) light quality at the same efficacy as today’s standard 80 CRI LEDs. Delivering up to 155 lumens per watt (LPW) at 3000K CCT, 85°C, Cree’s new eTone COB ... Read more »

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Nanosilica Filled Epoxy with High Abrasion Resistance

Nanosilica Filled Epoxy with High Abrasion Resistance Master Bond EP30NS is a two component epoxy system that cures at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures. It is optically clear especially in thin sections and can be used as an adhesive, sealant, coating and encapsulation compound. EP30NS offers dimensional stability, linear ... Read more »

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WHITE PAPER - How to Overcome the Security Challenges of Smart Lighting

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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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