Event Announcement | Event News | May 29, 2017

The Leading European Lighting Technology Conference, LpS 2017 Returns for Its 7th Year this September

The Leading European Lighting Technology Conference,  LpS 2017 Returns for Its 7th Year this September The symbiosis of LED/OLED lighting and modern technology has led to new technical system architectures that will alter the lighting market forever. For the next generations of lighting concepts to succeed a holistic approach between technologies and systems is required. But how? The associated interdisciplinary developments require comprehensive knowledge of applications, designs and technologies in order to meet their potential. Read more »

Resources | LpO Article | Interview | Business | Technologies | May 24, 2017

Andreas Weisl on the Future of Seoul Semiconductor

Andreas Weisl on the Future of Seoul Semiconductor Andreas Weisl is Managing Director and Vice President Sales SEOUL SEMICONDUCTOR Europe GmbH. Read more »

Event News | May 23, 2017

Launching the First International Trends in Lighting (TiL 2017) Forum & Show - Dedicated to Smart Lighting & IoT

Launching the First International Trends in Lighting (TiL 2017) Forum & Show - Dedicated to Smart Lighting & IoT “The space, the geometry, the light of an architecture in great proportions must remain the core aim, while engineering aims for zero carbon, ultra-green architecture. But this balance between the poetry of architecture and its green engineering is crucial,” Steven Holl, Architect. Read more »

Business | Company News | Innovation | May 20, 2017

SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award

SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology and illuminator of the world’s most renowned historical buildings, museums, hotels, and luxury shops, announced the company’s consumer-focused SORAA Sky bulb has won an LIGHTFAIR International 2017’s Innovation Award. Read more »

Business | Distributor News | May 19, 2017

Future Lighting Solutions Releases Largest Ever All in One LED Lighting Solutions Guide

Future Lighting Solutions Releases Largest Ever All in One LED Lighting Solutions Guide Future Lighting Solutions is pleased to announce the release of its 12th annual All in One LED Lighting Solutions Guide. This definitive resource guide details the complete product offering for solid-state lighting solutions. LEDs, drivers, optics, thermals and wireless controls and accessories are all included in this comprehensive solid-state lighting guide. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Business | Company News | May 17, 2017

Autani and OSRAM Are Now "Connected"

Autani and OSRAM Are Now "Connected" Autani, LLC, a proven leader in building controls and IoT, has announced that its award-winning EnergyCenter building management platform now integrates with OSRAM's Connected Lighting Module (CLM), allowing customers to easily convert their existing luminaires to be wireless ready while leveraging a robust and interoperable network solution to unlock new and exciting consumer-focused lighting applications. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | May 13, 2017

Cree Announces Mid-Power LED Joint Venture with San’an Optoelectronics

Cree Announces Mid-Power LED Joint Venture with San’an Optoelectronics Cree announces it is forming a joint venture with San’an Optoelectronics to produce and deliver to market high-performing, mid-power lighting class LED packaged products in an exclusive arrangement to serve the expanding markets of North and South America, Europe and Japan, and serve China and the rest of the world on a non-exclusive basis. Read more »

Business | Company News | May 12, 2017

SoraaLaser Awarded at Lightfair International

SoraaLaser Awarded at Lightfair International SoraaLaser is commercializing a new generation of visible laser sources for specialty lighting, display, and automotive applications. Read more »

Business | Company News | May 12, 2017

SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award

SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology and illuminator of the world’s most renowned historical buildings, museums, hotels, and luxury shops, today announces the company’s consumer-focused SORAA Sky bulb has won an LIGHTFAIR International 2017’s Innovation Award. Read more »

Business | Organization News | IoT Ready | Standardization | May 12, 2017

New IoT-Ready™ Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures

New IoT-Ready™ Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures Industry-leading organizations like Enlighted, Tridonic and DesignLights Consortium™ are working to establish a standard for “IoT-Ready™” light fixtures that can easily be upgraded with sensors and connectivity modules after installation. Read more »

Event Post Show Report | Event News | May 09, 2017

The 4th Annual LightingTech Qatar Successfully Launched

The 4th Annual LightingTech Qatar Successfully Launched Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM) proudly launched the 4th Annual LightingTech Qatar on Monday at City Centre Rotana Doha, Qatar. This event has established itself as the Qatari lighting industry meeting place for key government officials and regulators, lighting industry experts, and construction professionals. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | May 09, 2017

Silvair Partners with Nordic to Deliver a Complete Bluetooth Mesh Stack for Professional Lighting Applications

Silvair Partners with Nordic to Deliver a Complete Bluetooth Mesh Stack for Professional Lighting Applications Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth-based smart lighting technologies for commercial applications, today announced a partnership with Nordic Semiconductor, a world-leading provider of ultra low power wireless connectivity chips. The company has selected Nordic’s nRF52832 system-on-chip (SoC) as the most suitable platform for its Bluetooth Mesh stack which is expected to be the first commercially available qualified implementation of the upcoming Bluetooth Mesh specification. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Company News | Business | Event News | May 03, 2017

Dow Corning to Showcase the Latest in Ground-breaking Optical Silicone Technology and LED Design at LIGHTFAIR 2017

Dow Corning to Showcase the Latest in Ground-breaking Optical Silicone Technology and LED Design at LIGHTFAIR 2017 Dow Corning, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, will unveil next week at LIGHTFAIR International 2017 (Booth #2557) a significant expansion to its award-winning Moldable Optical Silicones family. The company will also showcase the latest advances and applications of its industry-leading silicone solutions for LED lighting, including an innovative LED lamp developed by Selux Corp. and lens designs pioneered by Dow Corning customer and co-exhibitor LumenFlow® Corp. Read more »

Business News | Apr 26, 2017

DiiA Expands as Momentum Builds for DALI Version-2 Certification Program

DiiA Expands as Momentum Builds for DALI Version-2 Certification Program The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance has grown rapidly and now has 30 member companies, reflecting the growing interest in DALI version-2 certification of lighting products. Read more »

Business | Organization News | DiiA | Certifications | Apr 26, 2017

DiiA Expands as Momentum Builds for DALI Version-2 Certification Program

DiiA Expands as Momentum Builds for DALI Version-2 Certification Program The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance has grown rapidly and now has 30 member companies, reflecting the growing interest in DALI version-2 certification of lighting products. Read more »

Business | Organization News | EPIC | Apr 21, 2017

New EPIC President: Benno Oderkerk, Co-Founder & CEO of AVANTES

New EPIC President: Benno Oderkerk, Co-Founder & CEO of AVANTES Benno Oderkerk, Co-Founder & CEO of AVANTES, has been appointed President of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC). An entrepreneur, Benno brings to the association his experience of growing a company and raising the level of professionalism that is expected from a leading organization. “EPIC is on a mission to build a strong network of trusted experts and leaders. I am proud to join an association which feedback from those who interact with praise the high level of professionalism of the organization and the knowledge of the staff.” said Benno. EPIC is indeed strongly engaged and connected with industry, last year the staff visited 96 companies getting to know the competences of the members, discussing their challenges, and engaging them in the 21 workshops and events organized in 2016. EPIC staff were invited to actively participate in 21 events and they attended 28 events. “I am proud to be part of such an active organization, that acts on behalf of all of us for the competitiveness of the photonics industry.” concludes Benno as newly appointed President of the association. Read more »

Business | Company News | Certifications | Horticulture | Apr 21, 2017

Intertek Launches Horticultural Lighting Certification Program

Intertek Launches Horticultural Lighting Certification Program Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces the launch of its certification program for lighting products, including LED luminaires, used in horticultural or agricultural applications. The Horticultural Lighting Certification Program, which is the first of its kind in the industry, will leverage the Company’s lighting expertise to help manufacturers develop innovative, high-performance products for an emerging industry. Read more »

Business | Organization News | LightingEurope | IALD | Human Centric Lighting | Apr 20, 2017

Joint Position Paper by LightingEurope and the IALD on Human Centric Lighting

Joint Position Paper by LightingEurope and the IALD on Human Centric Lighting Light has been known for a long time to enable sight, safety and orientation. However, light is not limited to facilitate vision, it has the potential to achieve far more than this. Science has shown that light facilitates powerful non-visual effects on humans. Light has the ability to improve cognitive performance, it can energize, increase alertness or ease relaxation. It can improve mood, as well as stabilize the sleep-wake cycle of people. Therefore, it can be understood that light impacts people’s wellbeing and performance. In fact, the true value of light lies in the combination of excellent visual, biological and emotional effects of light. LightingEurope uses the terminology “Human Centric Lighting” for lighting that brings such benefits to the users. A product or system can only be “Human Centric” within the context of people, time and space, thus within a specific application. Therefore, Human Centric Lighting requires the integration of these effects in the lighting design. Read more »

Business | Organization News | LightingEurope | Apr 19, 2017

LightingEurope Board Appoints New President

LightingEurope Board Appoints New President The LightingEurope Executive Board has appointed Peter Hunt as new President for a term of 2 years. Peter is COO of the UK Lighting Industry Association (LIA) and CEO of Lumicom, the UK WEEE Compliance Scheme for the lighting industry. Read more »

Business | Company News | Quality | Apr 12, 2017

Lumileds meets DesignLights Consortium® Premium Specs

Lumileds meets DesignLights Consortium® Premium Specs With a Range of LEDs Exceeding an Extrapolated L70 of 1,000,000 hours, Lumileds Proves Outstanding Lumen Maintenance by Exceeding the Industry’s Strictest Testing Specifications in Four Main Product Families Widely recognized for its unmatched quality and reliability, Lumileds is the only LED company to share reliability data that meets DesignLights Consortium® Premium specs for LEDs across four product families Read more »

Business | Company News | Job Opportunity | Apr 12, 2017

Vacancy: Marketing & CRM Manager | Full-time in Berlin

Vacancy: Marketing & CRM Manager | Full-time in Berlin volatiles is a Berlin-based, fast growing IoT / Smart Lighting start-up that develops the next generation of connected lighting technology. We combine deep tech with beautiful design. As our company grows, we move from a highly tech-centric to a more balanced team. We’re an ambitious bunch of strong individuals and passionate about building truly innovative products. Grow with us and shape our company in this exciting phase. volatiles is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will be considered regardless of religion, gender, age and race. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Commentary | Business | LEDs | Trends | Apr 11, 2017

From Component to System, Andreas Weisl, CEO at Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH

From Component to System, Andreas Weisl, CEO at Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH The history of Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) is quite short compared with some other electronic device industries. However, it has changed and revolutionized the entire world of light within a very short period of time. The history of Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) is quite short compared with some other electronic device industries. However, it has changed and revolutionized the entire world of light within a very short period of time. Read more »

Business | Distributor News | Tools | Apr 06, 2017

Mouser Unveils FORTE, a Revolutionary New BOM Tool

Mouser Unveils FORTE, a Revolutionary New BOM Tool Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction leader that empowers innovation, is pleased to announce FORTE — Mouser’s intelligent BOM tool. FORTE is a comprehensive bill of materials (BOM) management tool designed to increase confidence, save time, and improve order accuracy in specifying and purchasing electronic components. Read more »

Resources | LpO Article | Event-Reports | Trends | Sustainability | Human Centric Lighting | Apr 03, 2017

First LightingEurope Summit – An Outstanding Figure in the Lighting Branch, Hands Over His Responsibilities

First LightingEurope Summit – An Outstanding Figure in the Lighting Branch, Hands Over His Responsibilities Diederik de Stoppelaar, one of the most influential and esteemed personalities in the lighting branch, has retired and passed over his responsibilities to Ourania Georgoutsakou. One of his last activities was initiating the first LightingEurope Summit, a one-day program, where a number of respected and eloquent lecturers were invited to speak. The venue, The Steigenberg Wiltcher's, in Brussels, was a good choice for this first of its kind event. About 150 lighting specialists, friends, and colleagues of Diederik de Stoppelaar attended the conference and farewell event. Read more »

Event News | Mar 27, 2017

EBV Lighting Academy | June 20th and 21st 2017 | Humboldt Careé Berlin

EBV Lighting Academy | June 20th and 21st 2017 | Humboldt Careé Berlin EBV’s Segment Lighting is happy to invite lighting experts to the third EBV Lighting Academy. This year’s session will take place on June 20th and 21st in the prestigious Humboldt Carré in Berlin. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | Mar 22, 2017

Ledvance and Samsung SmartThings Partnership to Boost Smart Lighting Offering for UK Consumers

Ledvance and Samsung SmartThings Partnership to Boost Smart Lighting Offering for UK Consumers A partnership between Samsung SmartThings and general lighting provider Ledvance sees two leading brands with a global footprint connecting to increase the interaction between lighting and other domestic activities. The result is the provision of an affordable and reliable smart home offering to UK consumers. Read more »

Business | Organization News | ISA | Mar 20, 2017

ISA Calls for Nomination and Application on Tree Different Awards

ISA Calls for Nomination and Application on Tree Different Awards International SSL Alliance (ISA) is a not-for-profit international organization representing the SSL community worldwide, is seeking to foster and stimulate this lighting revolution further with three awards: “Award of Outstanding Achievement for Global SSL Development”, “Global SSL Events of the Year” and “Global SSL Showcase Top 100”. Read more »

Business | Publications | News-Spot | Mar 10, 2017

RECOM Adds Magnetics Chapter to the New Edition of the DC/DC Book of Knowledge

RECOM Adds Magnetics Chapter to the New Edition of the DC/DC Book of Knowledge The new edition of the RECOM DC/DC Book of Knowledge has been released, with an additional chapter on magnetics. More than 1,000 online copies have been downloaded by engineers worldwide, in the first few weeks. This shows how valuable this source of in-depth practical power design information is to the power supply community. Read more »

Business | Organization News | EPIC | IAESI | Mar 06, 2017

Memorandum of Understanding between EPIC and IAESI

Memorandum of Understanding between EPIC and IAESI EPIC and IAESI are mutually motivated in cooperative activities involving technological and commercial advancement in the area of photonics. The partnership will encourage direct contact and cooperation between the consortiums and its members, exchange of information and contacts, identify partners for H2020 collaborative research projects, co-host visits of delegates of each consortium’s commercial trade missions and business events. Read more »

Business | Company News | Acquisition | Mar 06, 2017

Chinese Consortium Completes Acquisition of LEDVANCE

The sale of LEDVANCE by OSRAM to the Chinese investment consortium, consisting of the strategic investor IDG Capital, the LED packaging manufacturer MLS CO., LTD. (MLS) and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center (Yiwu), was successfully completed effective today, March 3rd, 2017 and with economic effect as of March 1st, 2017. This follows the parties obtaining all necessary approvals from the relevant authorities. Read more »

FEATURED

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must From high voltage ballasts for fluorescent bulbs to LED accent lighting, advancements in lighting technologies for industrial and domestic markets have led to a surge in EMI concerns. Luckily, mitigating EMI early on, avoiding costly product redesigns and delays, can be as simple as ... Read more »

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Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection UV radiation encompasses a very wide wavelength spectrum between 10 and 400 nm and is subdivided in ISO Standard 21348 into three ranges. The UVC range between 100 and 280nm is currently extremely relevant for air and water disinfection for combating COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that ... Read more »

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New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls explores the current interest in networked lighting controls (NLC) and the benefits various stakeholders can attain from championing interoperable systems. The report details three specific and actionable use cases and explains why interoperability ... Read more »

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design Ruairí O'Brien, associate professor and head of the Architecture and Visual design department at the German University in Cairo and CEO of Ruairí O'Brien. Architektur. Licht Raumkunst, surprised and delighted the audience with his lecture at LpS 2016 when he talked about allowing darkness. He ... Read more »