SSL | DoE | Energy Efficiency | Aug 16, 2021

DOE Announces Nearly $83 Million to Increase Building Energy Efficiency and Cut Consumers' Energy Bills

DOE Announces Nearly $83 Million to Increase Building Energy Efficiency and Cut Consumers' Energy Bills The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded $82.6 million in funding to 44 projects that will lower Americans’ energy bills and help meet President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by investing in new energy efficient building technologies, construction practices, and the U.S. buildings-sector workforce. Read more »

Laser Technology | BlueGlass | RPCVD | Trends | Aug 13, 2021

BluGlass Demonstrates Proof-of-concept Milestone with World-first RPCVD Tunnel Junction Laser Diodes

BluGlass Demonstrates Proof-of-concept Milestone with World-first RPCVD Tunnel Junction Laser Diodes BluGlass Limited (ASX: BLG) has successfully demonstrated working tunnel junction laser diodes in a world-first proof-of-concept using its proprietary remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD) technology. Read more »

Appointments | Trilux | Aug 13, 2021

TRILUX: Hubertus VOLMERT Took Over Leadership from Michael HUBER

TRILUX: Hubertus VOLMERT Took Over Leadership from Michael HUBER Change of leadership at the top of TRILUX: Hubertus Volmert took over as Chairman of the Board of the Arnsberg-based luminaire manufacturer on 1 July 2021, replacing Michael Huber. “It’s good to know that the company’s fortunes will remain in the capable hands of an experienced company and market expert,” stated Michael Huber. The long-standing general representative will also continue to accompany the company in accordance with the shareholders’ resolution. From now on, he will focus on the active, strategic orientation and management of TRILUX as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Read more »

Trends | UV | Sensors | Wearables | Aug 13, 2021

NTU Singapore Scientists Create Ultra-high Performance Flexible UV Sensors for Use in Wearables

NTU Singapore Scientists Create Ultra-high Performance Flexible UV Sensors for Use in Wearables To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive. Read more »

Human Centric Lighting | Nichia | EDEKA | Aug 12, 2021

EDEKA Equips Its Latest Store Entirely with Advanced LED Technologies

EDEKA  Equips Its Latest Store Entirely with Advanced LED Technologies LED manufacturer NICHIA is a technology leader in highly efficient human centric lighting and the replication of natural light. Its innovative LED technologies are increasingly being used in retail to push the shopping experience to the next level. The most recent project is an EDEKA store in Wiesbaden-Sonnenberg, Germany, which opened its doors in May and is equipped with a lighting solution entirely based on NICHIA technology. Read more »

Trends | BAM | Nanocrystals | Aug 04, 2021

Luminescent Nanocrystals: BAM Develops Methods for Quantitative Measurements

Luminescent Nanocrystals: BAM Develops Methods for Quantitative Measurements Tiny luminescent particles are used in more and more products today: from smartphones to OLED televisions to car headlights. For industry, exact knowledge of the luminescence efficiency is crucial. The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is developing reliable measurement methods for this purpose, thus closing an important gap in standardization. Read more »

UV | Ushio | Covid | Corona | Disinfection | Jul 29, 2021

Research Confirms Ushio’s Technology Is Effective Against a Variant of SARS-CoV-2

Research Confirms Ushio’s Technology Is Effective Against a Variant of SARS-CoV-2 Hiroshima University and Ushio Inc. have been conducting a joint research project (Study on the disinfection (*1) and viral inactivation effects of 222 nm UV-C light using Care222). As part of this study, a group of researchers, including Professor Hiroki Ohge of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Hiroshima University Hospital, and Professor Takemasa Sakaguchi of the Virology Section of the Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences at Hiroshima University, evaluated the effect of irradiating a SARS-CoV-2 variant (*2) with Ushio's Care222 filtered Far UV-C light disinfection technology. The research showed that Care222 technology is equally effective in inactivating a SARS-CoV-2 variant as in inactivating the original SARS-CoV-2 strain. Read more »

Smart Lighting | Jul 27, 2021

Signify Joins HomeGrid Forum to Transform Wireless Communications Through LiFi

Signify Joins HomeGrid Forum to Transform Wireless Communications Through LiFi HomeGrid Forum has today announced that Signify, (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has joined the organization to expand the innovation and deployment of G.hn technology for Light Fidelity (LiFi) applications. Read more »

SSL | ams OSRAM | LED | Jul 22, 2021

ams OSRAM Presents New Quantum Dot LED

ams OSRAM Presents New Quantum Dot LED ams OSRAM presents a new Quantum Dot LED. LED technology has been on the rise for many years and the demand for high-quality and energy-efficient solutions for general lighting is growing. The Osconiq E 2835 CRI90 (QD) pushes efficiency values, even at very high color rendering indices and warm light colors. The special 2835 package offers further system benefits for luminaire manufacturers. Read more »

Acquisition | wtec | Trilux | Business | Jul 21, 2021

TRILUX is Investing 25.1% in the IT Expert wtec

TRILUX is Investing 25.1% in the IT Expert wtec Future-proof properties have a powerful building management system that brings together, monitors and controls all trades. In order to simplify the integration of lighting into the hardware and software infrastructure of digitalised buildings, TRILUX is investing in the IT expert wtec. The company specialises in building automation and IT infrastructure. One innovative solution in the portfolio is smartengine technology, with which the complete lighting network can be implemented via the data cabling and seamlessly integrated into the building management system. This makes complex building infrastructures obsolete and lays the foundation for individual Human Centric Smart Lighting that combines maximum efficiency with user orientation. Read more »

Research | Jul 21, 2021

The Light and Health Research Center (LHRC) Moved to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

The Light and Health Research Center (LHRC) Moved to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai After a busy year of preparation, the Light and Health Research Center (LHRC) at Mount Sinai has accomplished its transition from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to the Icahn School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health Science and Policy. Read more »

Lumileds | SSL | Jul 21, 2021

Lumileds’ New EU Ecodesign Information Tool Makes it Easier for Light Source Manufacturers to Comply to New Regulations

Lumileds’ New EU Ecodesign Information Tool Makes it Easier for Light Source Manufacturers to Comply to New Regulations Lumileds has introduced a first-of-its-kind web-based tool – the EU Ecodesign Tool – that provides detailed LED performance data lighting manufacturers need in order to comply with the European Union’s Ecodesign Directive. LUXEON LED users can view the data and a normalized spectrum on screen or choose to download a .csv file containing the same data seen on-screen. Read more »

Business | LightingEurope | Renovation Call | Jul 15, 2021

Renovate Lighting for More Energy Savings

Renovate Lighting for More Energy Savings LightingEurope welcomes the publication of the EU ‘Fit for 55’ package today, which transforms the EU’s ambition to deliver 36-39% of energy efficiency savings for final and primary energy consumption by 2030 into binding legislation. Read more »

Appointments | LIA | Bob Bohannon | Jul 14, 2021

Bob Bohannon Joins the Lighting Industry Association

Bob Bohannon Joins the Lighting Industry Association Bob Bohannon has joined the management team of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) in the role of Head of Academy and Policy. This is a key role for the LIA and will provide strategy and leadership in the Academy, as well as enabling a forward-looking handover, of Peter Hunt’s excellent work in his role as Chief Policy Officer. Read more »

SSL | Lumileds | LUXEON 2835 Commercial | Jul 14, 2021

New LUXEON 2835 Commercial Serves Indoor Lighting Applications that Prioritize Lumens per Watt and Lumens per Dollar

New LUXEON 2835 Commercial Serves Indoor Lighting Applications that Prioritize Lumens per Watt and Lumens per Dollar Lumileds introduced its new LUXEON 2835 Commercial LEDs engineered and designed to support the growing demand for a high volume, high-efficacy mid-power LED to serve commercial indoor lighting applications. “The architectural and commercial luminaire and lighting fixture markets have their own needs and characteristics,” said Product and Marketing Manager Ryan Dong. “Manufacturers of commercial lighting prioritize lumens per Watt and lumens per dollar over almost everything else and we deliver both in a package providing the quality and robustness expected of LUXEON LEDs.” Common commercial indoor applications include troffers, panels, high-bay, and many other formats; for these applications LUXEON 2835 Commercial is the perfect fit. Read more »

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Edison Opto UVA + White & UVC Series Customize Design Solution

Edison Opto UVA + White & UVC Series Customize Design Solution Edison Opto offers customized UVA + White and UVC solutions for continuous disinfection to reduce bacteria and airborne viruses. In the wake of the global outbreak of COVID-19, the people’s need for anti-epidemic, sterilization, and anti-virus products has escalated, ranging from portable ... Read more »

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J Series® 2835 G Class 3V LEDs Now Shine Even Brighter

J Series® 2835 G Class 3V LEDs Now Shine Even Brighter J Series 2835 3V G Class LEDs combine high efficacy and superior value in an industry-standard package. Optimized for both horticulture and general illumination applications where color quality is critical, these LEDs are valued for their high efficacy and uniform appearance in applications such as ... Read more »

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LUXEON 5050 HE Delivers Higher Efficacy in a High-power LED

LUXEON 5050 HE Delivers Higher Efficacy in a High-power LED Lumileds, innovator of the original 5050 LED, has expanded its range of options to meet manufacturers’ needs for differentiated solutions addressing cost, efficacy, and power. The new LUXEON 5050 HE LED directly addresses the increasing demand for solar and off-grid solutions, renewable power ... Read more »

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NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München

NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München LED manufacturer NICHIA, a specialist in highly efficient lighting, Human Centric Lighting and the imitation of natural light, will participate in the Munich Lichtwoche 2021 from 5 to 12 November with a light installation, two presentations and a discussion on the topic of UV-C. The light ... Read more »

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