HCL | Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Tunable White Light | Dim-to-Warm | Systems &amp | Applications | amp | 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 »

HCL | Components | LEDs | CoB LEDs | White LEDs | Tunable White Light | Mar 18, 2020

ZIGEN Presents World's First On-BBL 2-Channel Tunable White CoB LED

ZIGEN Presents World's First On-BBL 2-Channel Tunable White CoB LED ZIGEN Lighting solution announced an industry's first tunable white CoB LED product, the ZG7BGXL5W00, is now available, which changes CCT following the blackbody locus (BBL) by just using a 2-channel input. Thanks to proprietary ZIGEN's patented On-BBL LED structure, the color range of ZIGEN's ZG7BGXL5W00 ranges from 2000 K sunset color temperature to 5000 K without becoming pinkish. Read more »

HCL | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Melanopic Ratio | Mar 11, 2020

Samsung Electronics Unveils Its First Family of Human-Centric LEDs to Enhance Indoor Lifestyles

Samsung Electronics Unveils Its First Family of Human-Centric LEDs to Enhance Indoor Lifestyles Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today unveiled its first "human-centric" LED packages, collectively known as LM302N. Engineered with carefully created light spectra, the LM302N family helps human bodies adjust melatonin levels indoors, making people feel more energetic or relaxed depending on their daily life patterns. Read more »

HCL | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Full Spectrum LEDs | Feb 18, 2020

euroLighting Expands LED Portfolio with Shenzhen Lightspot Technology Products

euroLighting Expands LED Portfolio with Shenzhen Lightspot Technology Products euroLighting has expanded its sales program with high-quality light-emitting diodes in SMD package and COB-LEDs. To this end, the LED specialist concluded a distribution agreement for Europe with the company Shenzhen Lightspot Technology Ltd., also known under the product name SMART ECO LIGHTING. euroLighting is presenting these new LED products for the first time at light+building 2020. Read more »

HCL-Research | Research News | HCL | Health | Flicker | Feb 05, 2020

Flickering Light Mobilizes Brain Chemistry that May Fight Alzheimer's

Flickering Light Mobilizes Brain Chemistry that May Fight Alzheimer's For over a century, Alzheimer's disease has confounded all attempts to treat it. But in recent years, perplexing experiments using flickering light have shown promise. The promise of flickering light to treat Alzheimer's takes another step forward in this new study, which reveals stark biochemical mechanisms: 40 Hertz stimulus triggers a marked release of signaling chemicals. Read more »

HCL | Components | LED Modules | Jan 22, 2020

GlacialLight Introduces New Natural Sunlight GL-LMR50-06-24V-NL with DC Input Voltage

GlacialLight Introduces New Natural Sunlight GL-LMR50-06-24V-NL with DC Input Voltage GlacialLight, the LED lighting division of GlacialTech Inc., announces the natural sunlight GL-LMR50-06-24V-NL with DC 24 V of 3000 K warm white. With a CRI of 97, as well as the CQS (Color Quality Scale) is up to 97. The color fidelity index (TM-30-15 Rf) and color gamut score (TM-30-15 Rg) are close to natural sunlight. It can be non-dimmable and dimmable with given the appropriate DC electrical signal; the brightness can be freely adjusted with DC constant voltage PWM signal. GlacialPower GP-CVM constant voltage series driver provides non-dimmable and most popular three dimming functions include AC-TRIAC dimming, 3-in-1 dimming and DALI dimming for greater lighting flexibility and are suitable for GL-LMR50-06-24V-NL. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | HCL | Jan 14, 2020

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good' At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of 'Light so Good'. Read more »

HCL | Health & Environment | HCL-Research | Dec 19, 2019

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from IGB in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin influences the metabolism and other body functions. Read more »

HCL | HCL-Research | Biological Effects | Health | Dec 18, 2019

University of Manchester Scientists Suggest Blue Light Not So Disruptive to Sleep as Thought

University of Manchester Scientists Suggest Blue Light Not So Disruptive to Sleep as Thought Contrary to common belief, blue light may not be as disruptive to our sleep patterns as originally thought. According to the team, using dim, cooler, lights in the evening and bright warmer lights in the day may be more beneficial to our health. Twilight is both dimmer and bluer than daylight, they say, and the body clock uses both of those features to determine the appropriate times to be asleep and awake. Read more »

HCL | HCL-Research | Health | Dec 18, 2019

Tailored Light Improves Sleep Quality, Depression, Agitation in Older Adults with Alzheimer's Disease

Tailored Light Improves Sleep Quality, Depression, Agitation in Older Adults with Alzheimer's Disease Most people associate Alzheimer's disease with profound memory loss, but it is often the symptoms - sleep disturbances, depression, and agitation - that are a challenge to treat, and can significantly reduce the quality of life for both the affected individual and their family members and caregivers. In a research project funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Dr. Mariana Figueiro, Professor and Director at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is investigating whether a tailored lighting intervention can lessen the impact of these symptoms in older adults living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). Read more »

HCL | Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Dec 17, 2019

GlacialLight - New Natural Sunlight of GL-CFD06Dx-35-NL Series with 3-in-1 and AC-TRIAC Dimming

GlacialLight - New Natural Sunlight of GL-CFD06Dx-35-NL Series with 3-in-1 and AC-TRIAC Dimming GlacialLight, the LED lighting division of GlacialTech Inc., announces the natural sunlight GL-CFD06Dx-35-NL series. With a CRI of 98, as well as the CQS (Color Quality Scale) is up to 97. The color fidelity index (TM-30-15 Rf) and color gamut score (TM-30-15 Rg) are close to natural light. The GL-CFD06Dx-35-NL offers an optional decorative LED color ring, and a choice of surface or suspension mounting. It also features with 3-in-1 dimming and AC-TRIAC dimming functions for greater lighting flexibility. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | HCL | Dec 11, 2019

CIRCADIAN ZircLight and Acuity Brands Announce Strategic Partnership

CIRCADIAN ZircLight and Acuity Brands Announce Strategic Partnership CIRCADIAN ZircLight Inc. today announced a strategic partnership with Acuity Brands, Inc (NYSE:AYI) which will bring to the North American lighting market spectrally-engineered Zirc™ LED lights that boost human performance, health and well-being by entraining our natural circadian rhythms to mitigate the issues associated with circadian disruption. Read more »

Components | High Power LEDs | White LEDs | Human Centric Lighting | Melanopic Ratio | Oct 28, 2019

Luminus Salud™ LEDs Suppress Melatonin and Deliver Warm, Comfortable Illumination

Luminus Salud™ LEDs Suppress Melatonin and Deliver Warm, Comfortable Illumination Luminus Devices expands its illumination portfolio today with the introduction of the Salud line of 3030 mid-power LEDs. Salud LEDs are the first with datasheet specified melanopic ratios (MRs) in addition to CRI, R9, CCT, and Flux. By enhancing the spectrum with cyan for melatonin suppression and enriching the 660 nm emission for natural skin tones and excellent red-rendering, Luminus Salud LEDs can deliver warmer, more comfortable light that keeps people healthy, alert, and productive. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Spectroradiometer | Human Centric Lighting | Horticulture | Oct 22, 2019

nanoLambda XL-500 - Tiny Spectroradiometer to Find Optimum Spectrum for Plants and Humans

nanoLambda XL-500 - Tiny Spectroradiometer to Find Optimum Spectrum for Plants and Humans nanoLambda, No.1 spectral sensor company, announced XL-500, a tiny BLE spectroradiometer with free Android and iOS apps, designed for lighting researches and industrial uses in plant, animal and human centric lighting fields. Read more »

Technologies | Research | Health & Environment | Human Centric Lighting | Color Perception | Oct 18, 2019

Study Reveals How Age Affects Perception of White LED Light

Study Reveals How Age Affects Perception of White LED Light Although LEDs are increasingly used in low-energy lighting and displays, consumers sometimes find their light harsh or unpleasant. Findings from a new study point to the need to take age-related perception differences into account when designing white LED lighting that is more pleasing to the eye. Read more »

FEATURED

Nichia UV LED Technology Supports Evolving Markets

Nichia UV LED Technology Supports Evolving Markets Nichia, a leading global specialist in LED technology, is now aiming to extend its dominance to the UV market following its impressive showcase at the recent RadTech 2020 conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida, USA. The company's latest solutions remain ideal for curing applications, but an ... Read more »

FEATURED

TLCI + CRI 90-95 LEDs for Broadcast Illumination

TLCI + CRI 90-95 LEDs for Broadcast Illumination Optimize sports lighting for broadcast videography with the best possible illumination for eyes and cameras. Cree XLamp XP-L2 and XHP50.2 LEDs provide a natural "daylight" experience to indoor & night events while reducing the lighting intensity and manual color correction needed for excellent ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Ecosense Enters Replacement LED Lamp Business by Buying Soraa Shares

Ecosense Enters Replacement LED Lamp Business by Buying Soraa Shares Ecosense®, a leading LED technology company, announced today that it has acquired assets from Soraa, a designer and manufacturer of full-spectrum LED lamps based in Fremont, California. Under the terms of the deal, Ecosense acquires the Soraa name, intellectual property and lamps, including the ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping?

WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping? In the CADFEM webinar on May, 14, 2020 you will learn, how physics-based simulations - virtual prototyping - contribute to develop better lighting products. The live presentation pictures the whole process - from editing the geometric model to the definition of light sources and sensors to the use ... Read more »