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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WEBINAR - 4 Key Considerations for Building a Secure Smart Lighting System

WEBINAR - 4 Key Considerations for Building a Secure Smart Lighting System

Smart lighting is so much more than energy saving. Many building owners, operators and facility managers are using smart lighting systems as the infrastructure to enable building automation and gather space utilization data.

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Osram Sells the SITECO Luminaires Business to Stern Stewart Capital

Osram Sells the SITECO Luminaires Business to Stern Stewart Capital

Osram has found a new owner for the Siteco luminaires business in Stern Stewart Capital. Stern Stewart Capital intends to continue the current transformation approach. Separation from Osram gives Siteco entrepreneurial freedom. The cost situation is also improved with the elimination of previous Group structures. With the sale of the luminaires business, Osram is continuing its transformation to a high-tech company.

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Zumtobel Group Opens New Software Competence Centre for Lighting Technologies in Portugal

Zumtobel Group Opens New Software Competence Centre for Lighting Technologies in Portugal

The international lighting company Zumtobel Group officially opened its new group-wide software competence centre for lighting technologies in Porto, Portugal. Tridonic, the lighting technology company of the Zumtobel Group, operates the new software competence centre.

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Osram Sells the SITECO Luminaires Business to Stern Stewart Capital

Osram Sells the SITECO Luminaires Business to Stern Stewart Capital

Osram has found a new owner for the Siteco luminaires business in Stern Stewart Capital. Stern Stewart Capital intends to continue the current transformation approach. Separation from Osram gives Siteco entrepreneurial freedom. The cost situation is also improved with the elimination of previous Group structures. With the sale of the luminaires business, Osram is continuing its transformation to a high-tech company.

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Zhaga and DiiA Unveil Joint Zhaga-D4i Certification Program

Zhaga and DiiA Unveil Joint Zhaga-D4i Certification Program

The Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) have unveiled their joint Zhaga-D4i certification program, indicating plug-and-play interoperability of luminaires, sensors and communication nodes.

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Bridgelux Achieves 200 lm/W with Third Generation EB Series™ Products

Bridgelux Achieves 200 lm/W with Third Generation EB Series™ Products

Bridgelux announced an expansion of its EB Series™ LED product family to include increased efficacy of up to 200 lumens/watt (lm/W), new 2700 K standard CCT options, new 90 CRI options, and new slim linear and square form factors. As a customizable emitter-on-board platform using Bridgelux surface mount device (SMD) LEDs, EB Series offers customers choice in form factors, color points and CRI options tailored to their specific project.

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EPtronics Simplifies Slimline LED Driver Selection with Wattages from 17-75W

EPtronics Simplifies Slimline LED Driver Selection with Wattages from 17-75W

EPtronics has simplified its LED driver selection for linear luminaires by offering a complete line of high performance drivers from 17W to 75W output in constant current and constant voltage options. These LED optimized drivers are designed to fit within the limited free space inside a light fixture such as a troffer or suspended linear.

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Casambi Lighting Control Firmware Evolution Boosts Performance and Future-Proofs Networks

Casambi Lighting Control Firmware Evolution Boosts Performance and Future-Proofs Networks

Casambi, the pioneer in wireless lighting controls based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), has announced Evolution – a major firmware upgrade. Delivered over-the-air and free of charge, Evolution delivers enhanced performance with higher levels of security, and advanced feature capabilities that future-proof pre-installed Casambi Ready devices operating across existing networks.

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FFL Products Now Available with Surface Mount Kit

FFL Products Now Available with Surface Mount Kit

The Surface Mount Kit (SMK) is quickly and easily assembled in the field. The box has a steel frame with an aesthetically pleasing matte white finish. The SMK allows customers to have the same function and appearance of the rest of the FormFocus product line in a surface-mounted package.

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Bridgelux Achieves 200 lm/W with Third Generation EB Series™ Products

Bridgelux Achieves 200 lm/W with Third Generation EB Series™ Products

Bridgelux announced an expansion of its EB Series™ LED product family to include increased efficacy of up to 200 lumens/watt (lm/W), new 2700 K standard CCT options, new 90 CRI options, and new slim linear and square form factors. As a customizable emitter-on-board platform using Bridgelux surface mount device (SMD) LEDs, EB Series offers customers choice in form factors, color points and CRI options tailored to their specific project.

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New High Output Lens LEDs for Vehicle Instrument Clusters

New High Output Lens LEDs for Vehicle Instrument Clusters

ROHM announces the availability of compact high output surface mount LEDs equipped with lens. This new lineup includes 18 devices, comprised of the CSL0901 series featuring standard brightness and the high brightness CSL0902 series.

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Signify Launches Trulifi High-Speed Commercial LiFi System for Their Luminaires

Signify Launches Trulifi High-Speed Commercial LiFi System for Their Luminaires

The worlds of lighting and telecommunications converged today. Signify, the world leader in lighting, launched a new range of LiFi systems that includes the world's fastest and most reliable LiFi systems commercially available. The range, branded Trulifi, leverages existing and future professional luminaires. Instead of using radio signals (such as WiFi, 4G/5G, Bluetooth, etc.), Trulifi uses light waves to enable highly reliable, secure two-way wireless communications at speeds far above most conventional workplace wireless technologies.

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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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Get Your Thermals Sorted

Get Your Thermals Sorted

Long-lasting LED solutions require superb thermal design – Forge ensures the thermal design is a fundamental design process for every LED solution they manufacture.

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Organic Solar Cells and Light-emitting Diodes United

Organic Solar Cells and Light-emitting Diodes United

In the past 25 years of research on organic semiconductors, it was thought that organic solar cells and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) could not be combined in a single device. A team of physicists headed by Prof. Koen Vandewal from Technische Universität Dresden has now succeeded in manufacturing an organic solar cell that simultaneously functions as an efficient OLED. Their findings were recently published in the internationally renowned journal Nature Materials.

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Healthy Light - LED Technology for Health and Care Applications

Healthy Light - LED Technology for Health and Care Applications

The right light, at any time during the day or night, is absolutely essential for health and well-being especially in health and care applications. Peter Haumer, Head of Technical Sales at Lumitech/Kiteo reveals why, besides full spectrum and high color rendering, mimicking real daylight conditions with extended daylight curves, a direct and an indirect component (CCT 1.800–16.000 K), are essential. The article discusses the benefits that can be derived from special colors for medical staff, patients and residents.

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Implications for Human-Centric Lighting Design in Tropical Nursing Homes: A Pilot Study

Implications for Human-Centric Lighting Design in Tropical Nursing Homes: A Pilot Study

Light synchronizes our physiological and psychological rhythms to the 24-hour rhythm of the ambient changes. For the elderly, adequate environments to compensate for increasing frailty and sensory loss are crucial. Dr. Szu-Cheng Chien, Assistant Professor at the Singapore Institute of Technology reports from a pilot study that aimed to explore HCL design strategies in nursing homes in Singapore. Pre-/post implementation user surveys and quantitative evaluations were conducted.

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Well-Being, Light and Exhibition Lighting

Well-Being, Light and Exhibition Lighting

Commentary from LpR 71: Well-being is the state of feeling healthy and happy, a good or satisfactory condition of existence, including the emotional and psychological sphere. In 1810, Goethe published a theory based on a human-based approach, combining visual appearance with harmony, culture, sensations and psychology. His color wheel was entitled "allegorical, symbolic, mystic use of color" and was composed of six hues, i.e. red (the beautiful), orange (the noble), yellow (the good), green (the useful), blue (the common) and violet (the unnecessary). The position on the wheel was harmonically relevant and in particular the colors in opposite position generated a strong psychological contrast and were called "opposite colors". Primary colors were yellow, blue and red, and the opposites were green, violet and orange, respectively. Goethe's wheel and the particular matching of opposites soon became popular and was used by the Impressionism movement, especially by Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. In this artistic movement, the special impact given by the combination of opposite colors were deliberately aimed to create special psychological effects and sensations.

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Maja Grubisic, Researcher, Free University Berlin & Leibniz-Institute

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Maja Grubisic, Researcher, Free University Berlin & Leibniz-Institute

Awareness of the ecological impact of technologies is becoming more important since climate change due to industrialization cannot be denied. LED lighting is one of the technologies that is deemed as a contributor in helping to reduce the impact caused by wasted energy. Unfortunately, light pollution, due to inefficient energy usage, is not the only problem. Besides the more recognized pollution from pesticides and chemical pollutants, light pollution also disturbs ecology and wildlife. Dr. Grubisic, Researcher at the Free University Berlin & Leibniz-Institute, has been working on this problem for more than five years now. She has written an article, also in this issue, concerning this. At the LED professional Symposium she was also good enough to grant this interview, providing some background information, explaining why light pollution is such an issue in biology and why this topic should be of concern to all of us.

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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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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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