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Appointments | Feb 01, 2023
Alexander Everke Hands Over ams OSRAM CEO Position to Aldo Kamper
Alexander Everke Hands Over ams OSRAM CEO Position to Aldo Kamper ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, announces that Alexander Everke will step down as CEO of ams OSRAM after seven successful years at the helm of the company. He will be succeeded by Aldo Kamper whom the Supervisory Board of ams OSRAM has today appointed as Chairman of the Management Board and CEO. Aldo Kamper has been CEO of Leoni AG, Nuremberg, a global player in energy and data management solutions for the automotive industry, since 2018. Prior, Aldo Kamper spent over 15 years in different management positions with OSRAM, most recently as general manager of the business unit Opto Semiconductors, which recorded significant growth under his leadership. Read more »
MetroSpecs | FlexRad | Featured | Smart Lighting | Feb 01, 2023
FlexRad® Saves Labor and Cost for Volumetric LED Fixtures
FlexRad® Saves Labor and Cost for Volumetric LED Fixtures MetroSpec Technology® has delivered generations of improvements in light sources for manufacturers of architectural and aesthetic commercial LED light fixtures. The FlexRad® technology base has been used in millions of fixtures to reduce costs and simplify designs across the industry. This article will discuss the critical improvements FlexRad offers for drums and large volumetric fixtures, as well as large or long pendants and cylinders. Read more »
Infineon | Nichia | Micro-LEDs | Automotive | Jan 30, 2023
16,384 LEDs to Revolutionize Automotive Lighting
16,384 LEDs to Revolutionize Automotive Lighting Automotive LED lighting technology has developed rapidly in recent years as a means for vehicle manufacturers to enhance driving comfort and road safety. In this regard, matrix LED technology for adaptive driving beam has become an important headlight feature for selective road illumination. Read more »
Tridonic | Sustainability | ecovadis | Business | Jan 30, 2023
Outstanding Sustainability Rating for Tridonic
Outstanding Sustainability Rating for Tridonic In January 2023, Tridonic was awarded the EcoVadis Silver Medal for the first time in recognition of its EcoVadis rating for sustainability. This puts Tridonic in the top 25 percent of more than 100,000 EcoVadis rated companies worldwide. Read more »
Nichia | High Power LEDs | SSL | Jan 26, 2023
Nichia Expands its High-Power LED Portfolio, Bringing New Solutions to the World of LED Lighting
Nichia Expands its High-Power LED Portfolio, Bringing New Solutions to the World of LED Lighting Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, is pleased to announce the additions of the NVSW719AC and NVSW219C-V2 to its industry standard ceramic, high-power 3535 size portfolio of LEDs. With state-of-the-art technology, the NVSW719AC is a completely new LED that expands the possibility of lighting design while the NVSW219C-V2 delivers unparalleled color uniformity via a dome-less structure. Read more »
AcuityBrands | Bios Lighting | Business | Jan 26, 2023
Acuity Brands Announces Licensing Agreement with BIOS
Acuity Brands Announces Licensing Agreement with BIOS Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) announced today that its subsidiary Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. (“Acuity Brands”) has entered into an agreement with Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems, LLC (BIOS) to participate in the BIOS ILLUMINATED™ partnership program. In connection with this agreement, BIOS will sell to Acuity Brands certain human-centric LED lighting components for use in its architectural lighting fixtures for wellness. Acuity Brands will also have the worldwide right to use the BIOS® trademark for marketing and promoting these lighting fixtures that include BIOS SkyBlue™ technology. Read more »
Zhaga | Book 7 | IEC Standard | Smart Lighting | Jan 19, 2023
Zhaga Book 7 Available as IEC Standard
Zhaga Book 7 Available as IEC Standard The Zhaga Book 7 on linear and square LED modules has been published as IEC standard 63356-2. It is the first Zhaga industry specification that is available as IEC standard. Further Zhaga Books, such as 10, 12, 14, 18 and 20 have already been transferred to IEC and are in various stages of the adoption process. Read more »
Lumary | Smart Lighting | Jan 16, 2023
Lumary Launches the World's First Smart RGBAI Recessed Light
Lumary Launches the World's First Smart RGBAI Recessed Light Lumary, a leading smart living solution and intelligent home product provider, debuted the Lumary Smart RGBAI Recessed Light with Gradient Auxiliary Night Light, the world's first up-and-down recessed light developed with RGBAI technology. With the launch, the company hopes to introduce a new era of ambient lighting and smart living. Read more »
Automotive | Kyocera | Jan 16, 2023
World’s First Laser-based Automotive Headlight Modules with White and Infrared Dual Illumination for Increased Safety and Visibility Introduced
World’s First Laser-based Automotive Headlight Modules with White and Infrared Dual Illumination for Increased Safety and Visibility Introduced KYOCERA SLD Laser, Inc. (KSLD), a world leader in commercialization of laser light sources, has announced the introduction of the world’s first LaserLight Headlight Modules that deliver high brightness white and infrared (IR) dual illumination for night vision and sensing for increased safety and visibility in automotive and mobility applications. Read more »
LUXEON 2835 | Lumileds | SSL | Featured | Jan 09, 2023
Lumileds Expands LUXEON 2835 Commercial with 14 New Parts
Lumileds Expands LUXEON 2835 Commercial with 14 New Parts Lumileds released 14 new 3V parts in its LUXEON 2835 Commercial portfolio that deliver higher flux and efficacy to enable rapid upgrading of existing solutions and design of new lighting solutions. The new parts are available in all standard CCTs from 2700K to 6500K. Read more »
Cree LED | XLamp | Pro9 | Featured | SSL | Jan 09, 2023
XLamp® Pro9™ LEDs – 15% Higher Efficacy
XLamp® Pro9™ LEDs – 15% Higher Efficacy New Pro9 XLamp LEDs improve the output, efficacy and size of LED luminaires in commercial applications requiring high quality light. Pro9 LEDs have the industry’s highest operating temperature rating of 105°C. Read more »
HCL | Book | Jan 02, 2023
Melanopsin Vision: Sensation and Perception Through Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells
Melanopsin Vision: Sensation and Perception Through Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells Intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGGs) are the most recently discovered photoreceptor class in the human retina. This Element integrates new knowledge and perspectives from visual neuroscience, psychology, sleep science and architecture to discuss how melanopsin-mediated ipRGC functions can be measured and their circuits manipulated. It reveals contemporary and emerging lighting technologies as powerful tools to set mind, brain and behaviour. Read more »
Edison Opto | Stonehenge Series | Featured | SSL | Dec 31, 2022
Introducing Our New Light Engine The Stonehenge Series
Introducing Our New Light Engine The Stonehenge Series Stonehenge Light Engine Module series is a surface mount, high-efficiency optical integrator matrix assembly. The modules are fully compatible with various high-lumen density LEDs such as white, RGBW, dual color, and more colors in one. Read more »
HCL | Dec 30, 2022
All Blue Light is Not Created Equal, Exposure to the Right Blue is Critical for Optimizing Circadian Rhythms
All Blue Light is Not Created Equal, Exposure to the Right Blue is Critical for Optimizing Circadian Rhythms One of the excuses the lighting industry uses to avoid addressing the harmful effects of blue-enriched LED lights at night is “circadian science is not yet mature.” Now a publication in PNAS from Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital has resolved one of the last remaining contradictions in the science – what color blue is responsible for the health effects? Start 2023 off in the best light, with details from the Circadian Light Research Center on exposure to the right blue light. Read more »
Toshiba | Phosphor | Trends | Dec 30, 2022
Toshiba Develops Transparent Photoluminescent Phosphor for LED, Sensing and Security Printing Applications
Toshiba Develops Transparent Photoluminescent Phosphor for LED, Sensing and Security Printing Applications TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has unveiled a technology breakthrough in photoluminescence, a novel phosphor that delivers excellent solubility in polymers or organic solvents, where it is transparent and colorless under visible light, and that emits persistent red-light emissions under UV light, with excellent color purity and a luminescence six times that of current phosphors. These characteristics open up many potential applications in areas that include LED lighting, displays, deep UV sensing, security printing, and pesticide residue testing. Read more »
ams OSRAM | Crytur | Laser Module | Trends | Dec 22, 2022
New Color-Converted Laser Module
New Color-Converted Laser Module ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions and optical device manufacturer Crytur have revealed that ams OSRAM’s PLPT9 450LB_E blue laser diode and new phosphor conversion technology from Crytur are combined in the latest MonaLIGHT laser module. Read more »
Zhaga | Book 20 | Smart Lighting | Dec 22, 2022
First Book 20 Control Devices Earn Certification
First Book 20 Control Devices Earn Certification Zhaga Book 20 defines a smart interface between an indoor LED luminaire and a sensing/communication module or control device. Book 20 brings together complementary specifications from the Zhaga Consortium and the D4i specifications from the DALI Alliance. Certified control devices can carry the dual logos of Zhaga and D4i which together indicate interoperability. Osram is the first company which has earned the Zhaga-D4i certification for a number of their control devices. Read more »
ams OSRAM | Automotive | Dec 15, 2022
Automotive Forward Lighting - OBF X
Automotive Forward Lighting - OBF X The new era for LED forward lighting, which is emerging with the introduction of the OSLON Black Flat X, builds on the successful platform of the existing OSLON Black Flat family of products. OSLON Black Flat LEDs are widely recognized to be the first surface-mount LED light sources to be used in automotive forward lighting. OSLON Black Flat LEDs get their name from the package style: the black package provides for high contrast of 1:200, and the flat surface-mount package can be mounted on a PCB using standard assembly equipment. Read more »
Luminus Devices | COB | Salud COB | SSL | Dec 14, 2022
Luminus Releases Salud COBs
Luminus Releases Salud COBs Luminus Devices has expanded its human-centric lighting portfolio with the introduction of the Salud COBs. These recently released COBs have high R9 values, high melanopic/photopic ratios, and 90 CRI minimum in warm CCTs that enable users to meet WELL Building requirements. Read more »
LpS Digital Summit | 2022 | Keynotes | Panel Discussion | Awards | Dec 12, 2022
LpS Digital Summit 2022 – Keynotes, Panel Discussion, Awards
LpS Digital Summit 2022 – Keynotes, Panel Discussion, Awards This year's LpS Digital Summit under the motto of "Experience the Future of Light" took place on December 7th. The program consisted of keynotes from Ourania Georgoutsakou from LightingEurope, Aleksandar Nastov from Samsung , Dr. Rene Wegh from Signify, and Professor Dr. Robert F. Karlicek, Jr. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a panel discussion and the LpS Digital Awards ceremony. Siegfried Luger, Head of Luger Research e.U., hosted the event. Luger Research e.U. – Institute for Innovation – is the event organizer in collaboration with their publications LED professional, Trends in Lighting and the Global Lighting Directory. Read more »
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