Commentary | HCL | Health + Wellbeing | Jan 13, 2021

Good Light Helps Prevent Winter Dip

Good Light Helps Prevent Winter Dip The holidays are over, it's cold and dark, we prefer to sit inside. Nevertheless, you need a daily portion of good light: it makes you more energetic, happier, and healthier. Make sure that you go outside for a good time every day and that you also have enough good light indoors during the day. Daylight is best, but there are also good alternatives with LED lighting and light therapy lamps. Read more »

HCL | Tunable White Light | Nichia | Featured | Dec 08, 2020

NICHIA Unveils Advanced Tunable LED Pairing with ‘Circadian Tune’ Functionality to Enhance Body Clock Management

NICHIA Unveils Advanced Tunable LED Pairing with ‘Circadian Tune’ Functionality to Enhance Body Clock Management Proprietary Human-Centric Lighting Color and Spectrum Tunable pairing are Practical for General Lighting to Help Improve Your Circadian Rhythm. Read more »

HCL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Color-Tuning | Smart Lighting + IoT | Nov 11, 2020

Transform Your Space with Thorn's New VCT Technology

Transform Your Space with Thorn's New VCT Technology VCT technology (Variable Color Temperature) brings a new dynamic to your space. It is now possible to set dedicated color temperatures for specific areas of your space, ranging from 2700 K to 6500 K. The VCT enables you to manually and automatically adjust light levels and to set pre-defined lighting scenarios to your exact requirements. Read more »

HCL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Health + Wellbeing | Medical | Oct 28, 2020

Axis Lighting Launches BalancedCare™ Product Lines and Brand

Axis Lighting Launches BalancedCare™ Product Lines and Brand BalancedCare by Axis Lighting is a new brand focusing on healthcare facility lighting, and features a comprehensive and complementary family of luminaires. Mindful of both style and function, and taking into account the latest LED chip design, BalancedCare luminaires are engineered to meet all of the requirements of today's complex healthcare environments. Designed for patient rooms, bathrooms, corridors, nurses' stations and common areas, these luminaires provide lighting for wellness without trade-offs. Read more »

HCL | Driver Modules | DALI-2 | Tunable White Light | Aug 31, 2020

Helvar Introduces New Compact 45W Tunable White Driver

Helvar Introduces New Compact 45W Tunable White Driver Helvar is passionate to spread the message of wellbeing through human-centric lighting solutions. Therefore, Helvar is very excited to announce a new Tunable White LED driver with some fantastic features for professional lighting. Helvar's new 45 W DALI Type 8 compact driver comes with wide output current range, parameter setting option with NFC, and SELV60 rating, all great benefits for flexible luminaire design. Read more »

HCL | Systems + Applications | Lamps | LEDs | Aug 28, 2020

"Power of Sun": euroLighting's LED Program According to the Model of the Sun

"Power of Sun": euroLighting's LED Program According to the Model of the Sun Under the slogan "Power of Sun" euroLighting will in future offer its comprehensive range of full-spectrum LEDs and LED lights, including from SMART ECO LIGHTING, which have a light spectrum almost equal to sunlight. The new generation of light-emitting diodes emits a fully uniform spectrum over the entire visible range and as a further version up to 1000 nm wavelength in the infrared range, following the example of the sun, and imitates the biological effects of sunlight. Read more »

HCL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Circadian Light | Jul 24, 2020

Ledvance Extends Its BIOLUX HCL Range that Supports Circadian Rhythms

Ledvance Extends Its  BIOLUX HCL Range that Supports Circadian Rhythms Ledvance have launched a new range of BIOLUX HCL products which are tailored to the specific demands of healthcare environments. The new products provide biologically optimized day-night lighting which reflects natural circadian rhythms to benefit both patients and medical staff, improving sleep regularity, concentration and mood. Read more »

HCL | Components | LEDs | LED Modules | Tunable White Light | Jun 04, 2020

Bridgelux Vesta® Thrive™ Enables Natural Human Centric Lighting

Bridgelux Vesta® Thrive™ Enables Natural Human Centric Lighting Bridgelux today announced commercial availability of new versions of its Vesta product line, adding full natural spectrum white point options to the industry's largest portfolio of tunable white solutions. Vesta Thrive, the winner of a 2020 LightFair Innovation Award, leverages patented Thrive technology to deliver the closest spectral match to natural light available in an easy to use tunable white solution. Read more »

HCL | Luminaires | Signify | May 23, 2020

NatureConnect - An Innovative Lighting System Inspired by Nature

NatureConnect - An Innovative Lighting System Inspired by Nature Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, introduces NatureConnect, a lighting innovation inspired by nature to make people feel happier and healthier. The system is built on proven biophilic design principles, which use elements of nature in interior spaces to create healthy, engaging and inspiring environments. The first implementation of NatureConnect is currently taking place at one of Skanska’s offices in Warsaw, Poland, a leading international project development and construction company. Read more »

Multi-Color LEDs | HCL | May 15, 2020

Improved Color Variety: New, Compact LED Family from Osram Covers a Wide Range of Applications

Improved Color Variety: New, Compact LED Family from Osram Covers a Wide Range of Applications In recent years, modern LED technology has established itself as a standard in more and more application fields. The new Synios S 2222 family from Osram Opto Semiconductors is suitable for a wide range of applications: from customized lighting solutions for electronic devices, ambient lighting for trains and planes to high-quality architectural lighting. The product family is characterized in its compact dimensions, combined with very good brightness values and the ability to cover the entire color palette. Read more »

HCL | May 15, 2020

Bridgelux Develops a New Metric to Quantify the Naturalness of Light

Bridgelux Develops a New Metric to Quantify the Naturalness of Light Bridgelux today announced development of a new metric to enable objective comparisons of light sources to natural light. With the growing market interest in human-centric lighting, the question of “naturalness” of light source spectra is becoming a frequently asked question. Standard lighting quality metrics such as CRI and TM-30 do not fully address the naturalness question. The Average Spectral Difference (ASD) metric has been developed by Bridgelux to address this shortcoming in available light quality metrics. Read more »

HCL | Components | LED Modules | Apr 29, 2020

GlacialLight - New Natural Sunlight GL-LMR50-12-24V-NL with DC Input Voltage

GlacialLight - New Natural Sunlight GL-LMR50-12-24V-NL with DC Input Voltage GlacialLight, the LED lighting division of GlacialTech Inc., announces the natural sunlight GL-LMR50-12-24V-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-LMR50-12-24V-NL. 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 »

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 »

FEATURED

Provide UVC Disinfection Total Solution for You - Edison Opto

Provide UVC Disinfection Total Solution for You - Edison Opto In recent years, due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, the people's demand for anti-epidemic and sterilization of anti-virus products has risen, ranging from portable sterilization equipment, home appliances sterilization, and public health sterilization. With the rise of environmental awareness ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Zhaga and the DALI Alliance Add Sensors and Controllers to Zhaga-D4i Certification

Zhaga and the DALI Alliance Add Sensors and Controllers to Zhaga-D4i Certification The joint Zhaga-D4i certification program from the DALI Alliance and the Zhaga Consortium has already qualified a number of Zhaga-D4i Book 18 outdoor luminaires with Zhaga receptacles and D4i components. Now, certified D4i control devices with Zhaga connectors can also be submitted for Zhaga-D4i ... Read more »