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 »

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-Research | HCL | Health + Environment | 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 »

Systems + Applications | HCL | 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 »

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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 »

EDITORIAL

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 »

EDITORIAL

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 »