Design & Application

Alloy LED | Applications | Jul 15, 2024
Alloy LED Launches Flexible, Low-Profile Aluminum SurfaFlex 1 Tape Light Channel
Alloy LED Launches Flexible, Low-Profile Aluminum SurfaFlex 1 Tape Light Channel Alloy LED, a leading designer and manufacturer of premium quality LED tape lights, continues to expand its extensive portfolio of tape light channels with the launch of the SurfaFlex 1 , a flexible, low-profile, surface-mount aluminum channel providing uniform, hotspot-free illumination when paired with the company’s compatible tape lights. At only 0.61 of an inch wide and 0.15 of an inch in height, the channel is ideal for curved surfaces – with a minimum bend radius of 5.5 inches – and those commercial and residential spaces when the smallest footprint is needed. Read more »
Applications | Glamox | Luminaire | Jul 15, 2024
Glamox Unveils New Vandal-resistant and Dark Sky-certified Wall Lights
Glamox Unveils New Vandal-resistant and Dark Sky-certified Wall Lights Glamox, a world leader in lighting, has launched a family of outdoor wall-mounted luminaires with a difference. The new luminaires, aimed at commercial and public buildings, are vandal-resistant and have a special dark sky-certified version. The latter allows people to navigate safely while helping to limit light pollution that impacts the night-time environment - good news for nocturnal species and astronomers. Read more »
Organic Lighting | FortaCast | Applications | Jul 03, 2024
Organic Lighting Launches FortaCast in Europe: Pioneering Modular Drive-Over Lighting
Organic Lighting Launches FortaCast in Europe: Pioneering Modular Drive-Over Lighting Organic Lighting announces the international launch of FortaCast, a patented modular drive-over lighting system that simplifies the complexities of inground drive-over lighting with an innovative, proven, and futureproof design. FortaCast introduces a new era of creative design possibilities in lighting, featuring environmentally friendly Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) sections that allow for continuous straight lines, circles, squares, intersections, and curves with a minimal radius of 30cm. Read more »
Applications | serien.lighting | Jun 20, 2024
serien.lighting Illuminates the New Building of the Dessau Synagogue
serien.lighting Illuminates the New Building of the Dessau Synagogue The newly built synagogue in Dessau is characterised by the long-standing collaboration between the German lighting manufacturer serien.lighting and the well-known architect Alfred Jacoby. This project underlines serien.lighting's expertise in the development of customised special luminaires that can be harmoniously combined with the manufacturer's existing products. Read more »
Cooper Lighting Solutions | HCL | Applications | Jun 13, 2024
Cooper Lighting Solutions Released of BioUp, a Cutting-edge Line of Melanopic Lighting Technology
Cooper Lighting Solutions Released of BioUp, a Cutting-edge Line of Melanopic Lighting Technology Light has a profound impact on wellbeing, offering a myriad of visual, biological, and emotional benefits as a key regulator of circadian rhythm. Recognizing the significance of the integration between light and wellbeing, Cooper Lighting Solutions has included BioUp across multiple CLS brands and product families, to provide these enhanced benefits in professional spaces. Read more »
Luminaires | Zumtobel | Trends | Applications | May 10, 2024
Reliable Lighting for Challenging Industrial Environments – Zumtobel Introduces the EXTONA Explosion-proof Luminaire
Reliable Lighting for Challenging Industrial Environments – Zumtobel Introduces the EXTONA Explosion-proof Luminaire Zumtobel’s new moisture-proof luminaire EXTONA is ideal for use in hazardous areas and harsh industrial conditions. Certified for use in ATEX 2/22 zones, this explosion-proof luminaire is particularly resilient thanks to its robust design and is also protected against the most challenging conditions, such as significant dust formation or powerful jets of water. It also features impact-resistant housing and an emergency light function. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Applications | Technologies | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Aug 31, 2020
Offline Lighting Voice Controller — An Alternative to Voice Assistants
Offline Lighting Voice Controller — An Alternative to Voice Assistants The historical evolution of light control by users started with a mechanical switch followed by potentiometer and dimming, touch panels and touch screens, gesture and movement detection control, and ending with voice. Voice control are mostly online speaker independent like Alexa, Google Home and Siri. But there are privacy and security concerns. Filip Michalski, Electronic Engineer, and Cezary Skotak, CEO, from Cezos describe a speaker independent offline voice controls system, explain the technology and discuss the pros and cons. Read more »
Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Applications | Dim-to-Warm | Tunable White Light | HCL | Mar 25, 2020
Lucifer Lighting Introduces STELLR™
Lucifer Lighting Introduces STELLR™ Lucifer Lighting, known for designing and engineering high-quality, unobtrusive architectural lighting fixtures, introduces a new and innovative fixture that bridges architectural and decorative lighting, STELLR™. STELLR is a bold and significant entry in the decorative/ architectural market, offering advanced, patent-pending engineered technology and sophisticated design that gives architects, interior designers, and lighting designers infinite lighting options with a single fixture. Read more »
Indoor Applications | Applications | Systems + Applications | Outdoor Applications | Luminaires | SSL | Linear Lights | Feb 26, 2020
Acclaim Lighting Expands Modular Linear One Series for Interior and Exterior Linear Lighting
Acclaim Lighting Expands Modular Linear One Series for Interior and Exterior Linear Lighting Acclaim Lighting, a leader in innovative and advanced solid-state lighting technology, expands its Linear One® Series, which includes low-watt, high-output energy-efficient interior and exterior modular linear LED fixtures in a wide range of color temperatures, CRI and beam angles. With no visible cables, the fixtures create a clutter-free environment. Read more »
HCL-Research | Health | Applications | Feb 24, 2020
LRC Evaluates Hybrid UV/Blue Light Lighting System to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections
LRC Evaluates Hybrid UV/Blue Light Lighting System to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections People who visit hospitals are expecting care and treatment, not additional complications, yet approximately 1 in 25 patients contract healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in U.S. hospitals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Standard cleaning procedures usually involve manual application of detergents and disinfectants. Unfortunately, the efficacy of these manual cleaning procedures can vary considerably. In fact, less than 50% of patient room surfaces are properly cleaned. Read more »
Applications | Outdoor Applications | Wireless | Nov 14, 2019
Cree Lighting Improves Outdoor and Industrial Intelligent Lighting
Cree Lighting Improves Outdoor and Industrial Intelligent Lighting Cree Lighting announced the availability of Synapse®SimplySNAP intelligent lighting controls for the OSQ Series area, IG Series parking structure and KBL Series high-bay luminaires. These Cree Lighting luminaires overcome the challenges of outdoor and industrial environments to provide maximum energy savings, responsive illumination and a better user experience. Read more »
Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | LpR Article | Aug 13, 2019
Technologies for Shared Office Space
Technologies for Shared Office Space LpR 72 Article, page 66: Shared office spaces are gaining popularity as a flexible, resource-efficient and creativity-inspiring way to work. The dynamic nature of such office spaces requires building automation and lighting control solutions that can quickly be deployed and easily be adapted to new office layouts. Matthias Kassner, Vice President Product Marketing at EnOcean GmbH, takes a look at different connectivity architectures (wired, wireless, hybrid) and protocols (Bluetooth, ZigBee, EnOcean, PoE) to assess their usability and show how minimizing the need for maintenance is a key for increasing profitability of service-based offerings. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Horticulture | Applications | Mar 28, 2019
Enriching Horticultural Lighting for Faster Growth and Better Crops
Enriching Horticultural Lighting for Faster Growth and Better Crops Horticulture lighting is no new lighting application, but it gained momentum with the introduction and evolution of LED lighting, and it is meanwhile one of the fastest growing markets in lighting. Dr. Richard Blakey, Application Engineer at Würth Elektronik eiSos, explains how LED-based horticultural lighting can deliver even bigger advantages for commercial growers by introducing additional wavelengths that increase photosynthetic response - like Würth Elektronik's new members of the WL-SMDC SMD Mono-Color Ceramic LED Waterclear family that is used as a reference in the article. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Special Topics | DC-Grids | Applications | Mar 28, 2019
48 VDC Integrated Drivers Offer New Options
48 VDC Integrated Drivers Offer New Options LpR 70 Article, page 102: In the telecommunication and IT businesses, especially, 48 VDC grids have become quite popular. This growing global trend to facilitate direct current (DC) power supply in building "microgrids" presents new opportunities for solid state lighting designers. TE's Lighting Industry Manager, Ron Weber, and Global Product Manager, Scott Hamilton, describe how LED lighting fixture designers can now design luminaires around a 48 VDC constant voltage input, available to take advantage of the benefits of a low voltage DC distribution grid in a building. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Applications | Artificial Intelligence | Controls | Jan 30, 2019
Interactive Lighting Control is Opening New Doors for LED Applications
Interactive Lighting Control is Opening New Doors for LED Applications LpR 69 Article, page 98: Advancements in lighting control technology are allowing for sophisticated interactivity in LED mapping. These new technologies are bridging the gap between lighting control and AI, with the ability to analyze and map data input (such as audio) in real-time. Installations driven by interactive LED control technologies have their place in a variety of application spaces. Manjinder Benning, Founder and CTO of Limbic Media, explains how this new technology works, what its applications are, and what the future of interactive lighting control looks like – not only for end-users, but also for lighting designers and technicians. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Organization News | LightingEurope | Applications | Dec 12, 2018
Evaluating Performance of LED-Based Luminaires
Evaluating Performance of LED-Based Luminaires LpR 69 Article, page 48: The wide spread of performance data supplied by manufacturers make it difficult for the professional user to reach an “apple-to-apple” comparison, especially if the data is not based on standardized metrics. This is however critical for the preparation of lighting projects or tender specifications. Experts from LightingEurope have therefore developed a guidance document which recommends a fixed set of performance data for LED based luminaires, with particular emphasis to the useful life and the data which is necessary for lighting application design. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Research News | CIE | Applications | Dec 12, 2018
How to Use the Technologies for Adaptive Lighting
How to Use the Technologies for Adaptive Lighting The technologies to provide adaptive lighting are already in the marketplace and are accepted by some jurisdictions. Nonetheless, we have an inadequate understanding of how best to use these technologies, meaning that installations might not serve users well, and in the worst case, might lead to harm. Lighting researchers can generate the knowledge needed to support the best application of adaptive lighting technologies. The International Commission on Illumination (CIE) understands the importance and urgency to deal with problems of adaptive, dynamic and intelligent lighting in all application fields. Hence, this topic is a highlight of CIE’s research strategy. Read more »
Resources | LpO Article | Statements | Applications | Mar 05, 2018
Dr. Jy Bhardwaj - The Future of Lighting Applications
Dr. Jy Bhardwaj - The Future of Lighting Applications DR. JY BHARDWAJ SAID: "LEDs get integrated into the infrastructure, or let’s say, embedded. Instead of points of light there will be ceilings of light or walls of light. LEDs will be integrated into work surfaces, tables and all kinds of different things". Read more »
Applications | Life Sciences | UV-LEDs | Feb 06, 2018
Breakthrough UV-C LED Performance Enables New Life Science Applications
Breakthrough UV-C LED Performance Enables New Life Science Applications Phoseon Technology today announces that utilizing its patented SLM™ technology and proprietary thermal management system achieves a breakthrough level of deep-UV irradiance targeted at disinfection and decontamination Life Science applications. Phoseon is the first to develop a 275 nm UV LED disinfection system that surpasses 5 W/cm², significantly higher than the 0.3 W/cm² levels reached by other technologies in the market. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | Applications | Jan 15, 2018
Multi-Pixel LED Technology Opens New Horizons for Smart Lighting Applications
Multi-Pixel LED Technology Opens New Horizons for Smart Lighting Applications The evolution of Multi-Pixel LED technology has initiated a giant leap in the development of intelligent lighting systems which are most visible in the automotive industry. Now the first hybrid LED provides smart headlights with more than 1000 individually controllable pixels. Ralph Bertram, who is working on advanced LED device concepts, and Norbert Harendt, who is developing optics solutions for general lighting at Osram Opto Semiconductors, show that automotive lighting is just one of the potential areas in which intelligent selective pixel control can be applied. Options for the use in general lighting, such as information display for outdoor, indoor, retail or industrial applications, are very versatile. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Quality | Applications | May 16, 2017
Technology Challenges in Professional Tunnel Lighting Applications
Technology Challenges in Professional Tunnel Lighting Applications The guide for tunnel lighting CIE 088:2004 is the most established international standard for the illumination of road tunnels. However, Switzerland’s ASTRA (Bundesamt für Strassen) and the ASFINAG in Austria both provide guidelines that go well beyond these requirements. Maximilian Herzig, Product and Key Account Manager Lighting at SWAREFLEX GmbH shows solutions to satisfy these requirements and explains why the commonly used value of "lumen per watt" is not a perfect method of evaluating system performance and efficiency. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Commentary | Applications | Quality | May 16, 2017
A Lighting Designers Relativity of Light Performance
A Lighting Designers Relativity of Light Performance The LED will always be the superstar of light sources. Their precise and clear lighting possibilities have been targeted by lighting planners and architects for the past ten years. The coming years will see the performance of the LED getting progressively closer to the spectrum of daylight and that will, in turn, generate biologically effective LEDs that are even higher in contrast and promise a new kind of feel-good light. Read more »
Resources | Intellectual Properties | Applications | Lamps | Tubes | Apr 29, 2017
New Patent Aims to Improve Light Distribution of Tubular Lamps and Luminaires
New Patent Aims to Improve Light Distribution of Tubular Lamps and Luminaires Appropriate even light distribution in LED replacement tubes respectively tubular LED lamps and luminaires is still one of the weak points of LED lighting. Recently the interesting patent application "Light distribution using tapered waveguides in LED-based tubular lamps as replacements of linear fluorescent lamps" covering that topic became a granted patent, with patent number US8,348,467 B2. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Research | Optics | Applications | Mar 20, 2017
Roadway Lighting Optics for Environment Adaptive Spatial Light Distribution
Roadway Lighting Optics for Environment Adaptive Spatial Light Distribution Roadway lighting for different environmental conditions is a challenging task. But even more challenging is to find a solution with outstanding task efficiency for both dry and wet tarmac surface conditions. The drawback of these types of solutions is that they are usually made up of two different lighting systems. Since the two systems are not usually used to an equal degree, they age at a different rate. Solving this problem is very complex. Viktor Zsellér, PhD student, and Dr. Krisztián Samu, Senior Lecturer, both from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, propose an optical system that solves this conundrum. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Applications | Horticulture | Mar 13, 2017
SSL Growth Strategies and USDA Corn Breeding Objectives
SSL Growth Strategies and USDA Corn Breeding Objectives The SSL horticulture lighting industry has become one of the fastest growing branches of lighting worldwide. Much research has already been done in regards to horticultural SSL technology and continues to be rigorously explored. While most other inputs for plant growth are monitored and controlled based on plant needs, it is still common practice for light control to be rudimentary (on/off). Brandon Newkirk, Marketing Communications Manager at LumiGrow Inc., gives a short overview on the current state of dynamic LED lighting with a focus on USDA corn breeding trials and objectives. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Applications | Animal Farming | Mar 13, 2017
Bio-Effective Lighting for Humans, Livestock and Plants
Bio-Effective Lighting for Humans, Livestock and Plants Mood lighting is often misleadingly interpreted as HCL. But HCL is much more because it includes biologically effective light that is beneficial or dangerous, depending on the correct application. While the relevant parts of the radiation spectrum may differ, light is also biologically effective for plants and animals and it is used to achieve well-defined effects. Volker Neu, General Manager LED at Vossloh-Schwabe Lighting Solutions, presents examples, discusses similarities and differences between humans, animals and plants in respect to the relevant spectra, and scrutinizes possible consequences. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Applications | Harsh Enviroment | Controls | Jan 26, 2017
Technical Aspects Regarding the Equipment of Show Caves with Modern LED Systems
Technical Aspects Regarding the Equipment of Show Caves with Modern LED Systems Caves have an almost magical attraction over people, drawing them again and again into their depths. The first electrification started in the 19th century, culminating in today’s digitalization and “LEDification”. Vladimir Vashkevich, Technical Manager at Cave Lighting CL GmbH & Co KG, describes the tough requirements on luminaires and the whole installation. He explains the advantages for the operators and the ecosystem and finally discusses solutions, practical examples and future prospects. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Event-Reports | Business | Technologies | Applications | Jan 26, 2017
LuxLive and SILE Sharpen Focus on End-Users
LuxLive and SILE Sharpen Focus on End-Users On November 23rd and 24th, as in previous years, LuxLive was held in the Excel Center close to London’s City Airport. This year, for the second time since the merger of Revo Media and Pennwell, LuxLive and Strategies in Light Europe were co-located. Arno Grabher-Meyer, Editor-in-Chief at LED professional, summarizes his impressions of the event, picking out the more technical oriented lectures held in the different "arenas". Read more »
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