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Webinar: Get a 360° View of Good and Sustainable Lighting
Webinar: Get a 360° View of Good and Sustainable Lighting Nichia and Lumitronix present an informative and engaging webinar. Together with Formula Luci, Neozoon and Buro Happold they will deliver expert guidance on sustainable lighting. Register now to get a 360° perspective of good and sustainable lighting. Be informed about the general market overview, the status quo, and future requirements of fixture manufacturers as well as end-user. Read more »
Business | ams OSRAM | Traxon | May 12, 2022
ams OSRAM Signs Agreement to Sell its Dynamic Lighting Business Traxon Technologies to Prosperity Group
ams OSRAM Signs Agreement to Sell its Dynamic Lighting Business Traxon Technologies to Prosperity Group ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, announced today that an agreement has been reached to sell the Traxon Technologies business, including the benchmark dynamic lighting controls e:cue, to Prosperity Group, a privately owned lighting company headquartered in Hong Kong. Prosperity Group is a modern conglomerate deep-rooted in the lighting industry with investments and operations across diversified business sectors in global markets and a long-term partner to ams OSRAM and OSRAM for over 40 years. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. Read more »
Outdoor Applications | OSRAM | SSL | Featured | May 04, 2022
Economical and Enduring: New Solutions for Outdoor Lighting
Economical and Enduring: New Solutions for Outdoor Lighting Areas and sports facility lighting with conventional technology is always linked to high power consumption. Our new PrevaLED Brick HP HE LED module and OT 2DIM P7 High Power drivers combine optimal performance in reliability and lifetime, with maximum energy efficiency. Read more »
Lighting Module | Edison Opto | Featured | SSL | May 02, 2022
Edison Opto provides Design and Manufacture Custom Modules Services
Edison Opto provides Design and Manufacture Custom Modules Services We Edison Opto provides design and manufactures advanced module customization services. In addition, we offer LDMS integration technical services. All our modules have high efficiency, Premium CRI90+, and a long-life span of over 100,000 Hrs LM80. We can provide professional and complex design and customized services for any application, performance requirements in AC and DC, and any shape. We can help customers simplify processes, save production costs, and expand their capabilities to new fields and more diverse projects without adding equipment or labor, and quickly gain a place in the market. Read more »
White LEDs | Cree LED | Featured | SSL | May 02, 2022
XLamp® XD16 Premium White LEDs: Improved Optical Performance
XLamp® XD16 Premium White LEDs: Improved Optical Performance XLamp® XD16 is Cree LED’s newest Extreme Density LED, delivering up to 5½ times higher lumen density than Cree LED’s previous generation of high-power LEDs. The ceramic based XD16 LED package addresses challenges with luminaire manufacturing, thermal design, optical design and reliability that have been experienced with competing small form factor LEDs. Read more »
SSL | High-Lumen Output | White LEDs | Featured | May 01, 2022
LUXEON HL2Z: High Flux, Tight Beam Control, Lower Sys Costs
LUXEON HL2Z: High Flux, Tight Beam Control, Lower Sys Costs Lumileds has introduced LUXEON HL2Z, an un-domed, CSP, single-sided, high-power LED that significantly reduces system costs while delivering high flux density, high luminance and precise beam control. It delivers more than 315 lumens and more than 160 lumens per Watt from a compact 2.3mm square package that is just 0.36mm high. Read more »
DeLighted Talks | International Day of Light | Business
deLIGHTed Talks: The Right Light at the Right Time – Bright Days, Dark Nights
deLIGHTed Talks: The Right Light at the Right Time – Bright Days, Dark Nights The Good Light Group, together with the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), the Daylight Academy (DLA), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and Luger Research (LR), are organizing and presenting the “The Right Light at the Right Time – Bright Days, Dark Nights” lectures. The webinar explains the need for a good day and night light based on scientific evidence and practical experience. Read more »
Horticulture | Nichia | Hortisolis | Apr 30, 2022
NICHIA’s Hortisolis™ LEDs Provide an Optimized Spectrum for Plant Growth
NICHIA’s Hortisolis™ LEDs Provide an Optimized Spectrum for Plant Growth Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the launch of the Hortisolis™ Series of white LEDs. By incorporating only the light necessary for plant growth in one package through the delicate combination of phosphors, Hortisolis™ makes it possible to maximize the production efficiency per area of the vertical farm while providing a good working environment within the closed environments. Read more »
Lamps | Rules | DoE | Business | Apr 30, 2022
DOE Finalizes Two New Rules for General Service Lamps
DOE Finalizes Two New Rules for General Service Lamps The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today adopted two new rules for light bulbs, also known as general service lamps, that will conserve energy and help consumers save on their energy bills. The first rule establishes a revised definition of general service lamps while the second implements the minimum standard of 45 lumens per watt for light bulbs that meet the revised definition. These rules are part of 100 energy efficiency actions the Biden Administration is completing this year, which together will save families $100 every year. Read more »
Signify | Business | Climate Report | Apr 30, 2022
Signify Publishes its first-ever Climate Action Report
Signify Publishes its first-ever Climate Action Report Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has published its first-ever Climate Action Report, illustrating the progress we’re making in taking climate action across our entire value chain. In the first year of our ambitious five-year Brighter Lives, Better World 2025 sustainability program, we are on track to double the pace of the Paris Agreement 1.5°C scenario and have generated between 61% and 64% of Climate action revenues, contributing to our ambition to double our positive impact on society and the environment by the end of 2025. Read more »
Lumileds | Horticulture | LUXEON SunPlus 3030 | LUXEON 3030 HE | Apr 27, 2022
LUXEON SunPlus 3030 and LUXEON 3030 HE Plus LEDs for Horticulture and Illumination
LUXEON SunPlus 3030 and LUXEON 3030 HE Plus LEDs for Horticulture and Illumination Lumileds announced a new, higher performance level comprised of 21 new parts for its horticulture and illumination mid-power 3030 LEDs. Typical flux, PPF, and efficacy have increased 2%. In a luminaire comprised of hundreds of LEDs this is important and implemented throughout a greenhouse or in a vertical farm, for example, it can have a tremendously positive impact on cost and energy use. The new parts have CCTs of 2200K to 6500K and CRIs of 70, 80, and 90. LUXEON SunPlus 3030* is specified for PPF and PPE for horticulture while the LUXEON 3030 HE Plus is specified in flux and efficacy for illumination. Read more »
Lumileds | Sustainability | Business | Apr 27, 2022
Lumileds' 2021 Sustainability Report
Lumileds' 2021 Sustainability Report Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, issued its 2021 Sustainability Report today detailing the company’s progress in supporting the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy. In the report, Lumileds highlights how its lighting solutions contribute to positive changes in energy usage, safety, and health and well-being. Lumileds follows a formalized sustainability agenda that identifies specific priorities and tracks progress. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Tridonic | Circular Economy | LED Drivers | Apr 21, 2022
Circular Economy LED Driver
Circular Economy LED Driver Larger operating windows and slim housings even at high wattages are the stand-out features of Tridonic’s new GEN4 LED driver platform. The first two versions are now being launched. These drivers are also the first LED drivers to have the EMC (Externally Managed Components) sustainability declaration. Read more »
Horticulture | LEDs | Apr 21, 2022
LUXEON SunPlus Horticulture Portfolio Grows with the Addition of High Power Deep-Red: LUXEON SunPlus HPE
LUXEON SunPlus Horticulture Portfolio Grows with the Addition of  High Power Deep-Red: LUXEON SunPlus HPE Lumileds announced its new LUXEON SunPlus HPE, a high power, deep-red (660nm) LED designed specifically for the horticulture lighting industry. LUXEON SunPlus HPE achieves the highest PPF and PPE from its industry standard 3.5mm square ceramic package. The new deep-red LED is part of the SunPlus horticulture portfolio that covers a broad range of wavelengths and colors, including white, purple, and lime, in a variety of mid-power, high-power, and CoB packages which offers flexibility to growers to create a specific Lighting mix required for various types of crops to give growers the edge. Read more »
BlueGlass | Acquisition | Business | Apr 14, 2022
Blueglass to Aquire US Laser Diode Facility
Blueglass to Aquire US Laser Diode Facility Australian semiconductor developer BluGlass Limited (ASX: BLG) is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement to acquire a commercial Silicon Valley laser diode production facility lease and manufacturing equipment (the Fab) for US$2.5 million. The acquisition will fast-track BluGlass’ growth strategy, significantly increasing its laser diode manufacturing capacity and bringing forward higher-value product development timelines. Read more »
DALI Alliance | Standardization | ANSI | D4i | Smart Lighting | Apr 14, 2022
Data Reporting, Diagnostics, Sensors and NLCs Added to ANSI C137.4-2021 Standard for Digital Lighting Control
Data Reporting, Diagnostics, Sensors and NLCs Added to ANSI C137.4-2021 Standard for Digital Lighting Control Harmonization of international standards related to DALI lighting control continues with the publication of the updated ANSI C137.4-2021 standard in North America. ANSI C137.4-2021 builds on the international standard IEC 62386 (which underpins the DALI communication protocol) and has additional characteristics and features that align very closely with the D4i family of specifications from the DALI Alliance, a global lighting-industry organization. Read more »
Google | Raxium | Acquisition | Business | Apr 01, 2022
Google Acquires MicroLED Startup Raxium
Google Acquires MicroLED Startup Raxium Google LLC has big ambitions in the augmented reality business, if reports that it has just paid $1 billion to acquire a startup called Raxium are to be believed. The Information, which broke the story, said Google’s acquisition of Raxium is a sign that it’s seriously focused on building the components required to make AR devices a reality. Read more »
DLC | Standardization | SSL | Apr 01, 2022
Transition to DesignLights Consortium’s Solid-State Lighting V5.1
Transition to DesignLights Consortium’s Solid-State Lighting V5.1 With the grace period for updating LED products to meet its latest solid-state lighting (SSL) technical requirements set to expire on June 30, the DesignLights Consortium issued a reminder that products not updated to its Version 5.1 SSL Technical Requirements will be delisted from the DLC SSL Qualified Products List (QPL) as of July 1, and may therefore become ineligible for energy efficiency incentives. Read more »
UV | Standardization | IES | IUVA | Apr 01, 2022
The Illuminating Engineering Society and the International Ultraviolet Association Release a New American National Standard for Measuring Ultraviolet LEDs
The Illuminating Engineering Society and the International Ultraviolet Association Release a New American National Standard for Measuring Ultraviolet LEDs The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, est. 1906), in partnership with the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA, est. 1999), has published its first in a series of American National Standards for the measurement of ultraviolet product emissions. Since its discovery in 1877, germicidal ultraviolet disinfection has been deployed globally to reduce the rate of transmission of tuberculosis and other airborne pathogens in indoor spaces, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Read more »
Lumileds | LUXEON 5050 | SSL | Mar 31, 2022
LUXEON 5050 HE LEDs with Higher CRI and Efficacy
LUXEON 5050 HE LEDs with Higher CRI and Efficacy Lumileds is responding to market demands for better outdoor and industrial light and very high efficacy by expanding its LUXEON 5050 HE LEDs with new 80 and 90 CRI parts while simultaneously increasing the efficacy of the parts that are available in both 6V and 24V configurations. Read more »
Cree LED | XLamp | RGBW LEDs | SSL | Featured | Mar 31, 2022
Set the Scene with the XLamp® XM-L Color Gen2 RGBW LEDs
Set the Scene with the XLamp® XM-L Color Gen2 RGBW LEDs The XLamp XM-L Color Gen 2 LEDs are Cree LEDs’ newest generation RGBW LEDs. Delivering a combination of high lumen output and great color mixing in a small 5.0 x 5.0 mm package, the XLamp XM-L Color Gen 2 LEDs feature the smallest possible distance between LED die, creating a small optical source for excellent optical control and efficient color mixing with a dazzling light output of up to 1400 lumens. Read more »
OSRAM Digital Systems | LED Drivers | Smart Lighting | Featured | Mar 31, 2022
Wireless LED Drivers for Flexible Lighting Solutions
Wireless LED Drivers for Flexible Lighting Solutions Future-proof light is wireless. At OSRAM, we’re now launching a groundbreaking new LED driver portfolio: OPTOTRONIC Wireless intelligent (OT Wi). Our linear and compact LED drivers are now available with your preferred communication protocol – QBM, Casambi and others – to help you design the light you need. Read more »
Luminus Devices | HCL | COB | Featured | Mar 31, 2022
Luminus Natural, Healthy Spectrum 97 CRI Smooth White™ COBs
Luminus Natural, Healthy Spectrum 97 CRI Smooth White™ COBs Luminus Devices has expanded its portfolio of COB arrays with the launch and immediate availability of a new smooth white COB series designed for spotlights, downlights, low blue spectrum lamps, museum, hospitality, and architectural lighting applications. These new LED arrays offer excellent uniformity and color over angle consistency, as well as exceptional long-term color stability. Read more »
Appointments | Bridgelux | Mar 29, 2022
Bridgelux Appoints Dr. Yi-Qun Li as Chief Executive Officer
Bridgelux Appoints Dr. Yi-Qun Li as Chief Executive Officer Bridgelux, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technology and solutions, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Yi-Qun Li as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Li replaces Tim Lester who recently departed Bridgelux to pursue other opportunities. Read more »
ams OSRAM | AMLS | Business | Mar 29, 2022
ams OSRAM Signs Agreement to Sell AMLS – The Dedicated Lighting Systems Unit
ams OSRAM Signs Agreement to Sell AMLS  –  The Dedicated Lighting Systems Unit ams OSRAM announced the agreement to sell the independent and dedicated AMLS (Automotive Lighting Systems GmbH) business to Plastic Omnium (Euronext: POM) for a purchase price of EUR 65 million. The transaction represents a further step in the implementation of ams OSRAM’s previously communicated strategy to focus on dedicated strategic core technology and divesting businesses that are not seen as core to the corporate strategy. ams OSRAM will continue to be a key supplier of automotive LED and optical components to Plastic Omnium. This transaction does not include other ams OSRAM technologies and products for automotive OEM and the automotive aftermarket. Read more »
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