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 »

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 | Human Centric Lighting | Color Perception | Health + Environment | Research | 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 »

Resources | Standardization | CIE | Non-Visual Lighting Effects | HCL | Oct 10, 2019

CIE Position Statement on Non-Visual Effects of Light - 2nd Edition

CIE Position Statement on Non-Visual Effects of Light - 2nd Edition On October 3rd, CIE released their new position statement on non-visual effects of light, entitled "Recommending Proper Light at the Proper Time" 2nd edition. As non-visual effects are becoming more attention nowadays, confusion and uncertainties on this topic are still high in the lighting community. Much research has been done but even more research is necessary. CIE has recognized this relevant topic and already initiated an independent workshop of leading scientists in the field of quantifying light for non-visual effects in Manchester in 2013 (CIE TN 003:2015 (CIE 2015)). The CIE issued an international standard, CIE S 026:2018 (2018), that defines a system for metrology of optical radiation for light-induced responses that can be elicited by ipRGCs (ipRGC-influenced light (IIL) responses). Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Human Centric Lighting | Indoor Applications | Oct 09, 2019

Bridgelux Delivers New Lighting Solutions, Naturally

Bridgelux Delivers New Lighting Solutions, Naturally Enabling LED industry transformation for over 15 years, Bridgelux today reinforced its focus and commitment to the lighting market with the commercial availability of Thrive™ surface mount device (SMD) 2835 and V Series™ chip-on-board (COB) parts. Thrive white point options are designed to closely match the spectra of natural light by reducing blue spikes and cyan valleys, and providing full spectrum, human centric LED lighting solutions. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Tunable White Light | Human Centric Lighting | Oct 04, 2019

Unveiled at LpS 2019: Nichia's 2-in-1 Tunable White LED Begins Changing the Game

Unveiled at LpS 2019: Nichia's 2-in-1 Tunable White LED Begins Changing the Game Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tunable white mid power 3030 LED to the public on September 19th. The game changing NF2W757G-MT was unveiled, in detail, one week later at LpS 2019 in Bregenz, Austria. As previously announced, this cutting-edge technology gives design and operational freedom to luminaire manufacturers around the world. Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Tunable White Light | Human Centric Lighting | Sep 19, 2019

Nichia Launches World's First 2-in-1 Tunable White, Single LES, Mid-Power 3030 LED

Nichia Launches World's First 2-in-1 Tunable White, Single LES, Mid-Power 3030 LED Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces its game-changing 2-in-1 tunable white LED. This is the industry's first tunable white LED in a mid-power 3030 package with a single light emitting surface (LES). Targeting most lighting applications, the technology provides luminaire manufacturers with a host of benefits ranging from new technology and design features to improved factory operations and inventory positions. Read more »

Resources | Human Centric Lighting | Light Generation | Health + Environment | LpR Article | Aug 01, 2019

Circadian-Friendly Light Emitters: From CCT-Tuning to Blue-Free Technology

Circadian-Friendly Light Emitters: From CCT-Tuning to Blue-Free Technology Common levels of blue radiation are sufficient to disrupt the circadian cycle, calling for blue-depleted emitters in the evening. Most current solutions employ low-CCT and suffer from poor light quality. Aurelien David, chief scientist at Soraa explains the melanopic lumen and its possible sources of inaccuracy related to the uncertainty in assessing the circadian action spectrum. In addition, he also discusses the concept of a blue-free emitter with minimal melanopic lumen at very low CCT and how such a spectrum providing a good light quality can be optimized. Read more »

Featured | HCL | LEDs | Nationstar | May 31, 2019

Eyelove Healthy Lighting LED - New Updates

Eyelove Healthy Lighting LED - New Updates Last October, NATIONSTAR launched Eyelove brand of healthy lighting LED, which attracted wide attention from customers at home and abroad, and was favored by the market and recognized by the industry for its excellent performance. It has won many honors such as "the first batch of healthy lighting products in China",” the highest award for annual innovation technology and products" and "China Healthy LED Innovation Award 2018". It has become the preferred or designated brand of healthy lighting source device. Read more »

Human Centric Lighting | Health | Resources | Health + Environment | LpR Article | May 27, 2019

Healthy Light - LED Technology for Health and Care Applications

Healthy Light - LED Technology for Health and Care Applications The right light, at any time during the day or night, is absolutely essential for health and well-being especially in health and care applications. Peter Haumer, Head of Technical Sales at Lumitech/Kiteo reveals why, besides full spectrum and high color rendering, mimicking real daylight conditions with extended daylight curves, a direct and an indirect component (CCT 1.800–16.000 K), are essential. The article discusses the benefits that can be derived from special colors for medical staff, patients and residents. Read more »

Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Controls | Luminaires | May 21, 2019

-Star Lighting Introduces Circadian System for Automatic, Programmable Color Temperature & Dimming Controls

-Star Lighting Introduces Circadian System for Automatic, Programmable Color Temperature & Dimming Controls I-Star Lighting, an innovative global supplier of LED lighting fixtures, LED drivers, and advanced solid-state lighting controls, has developed a lighting system that enables users to program a full range of color temperatures and dimming options to adjust light output throughout the course of the day to provide a healthier, more human-centric lighting environment for interior lights. The I-Star Circadian System natural spectrum lighting combines several different I-Star technology innovations to produce a user-friendly, simplified lighting and control system. Read more »

Lamps | Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Dim-to-Warm | May 20, 2019

Soraa VIVID™ Warm Dim Lamps: Achieving New Light Quality Levels

Soraa VIVID™ Warm Dim Lamps: Achieving New Light Quality Levels Soraa Inc., the world leader in full spectrum color technology and optical expertise, today announced its highly anticipated SORAA VIVID-Warm Dim lamps, designed to equip lighting professionals with a specification-grade dimmable lamp that integrates Soraa Point Source Optics™ and industry-leading color rendering capabilities. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Controls | Human Centric Lighting | May 20, 2019

Bridgelux Vesta® Flex - Interoperable Lighting and Controls Solution

Bridgelux Vesta® Flex - Interoperable Lighting and Controls Solution Bridgelux today announced Vesta® Flex, an innovative family of dual channel LED drivers and control modules designed to simplify and reduce the cost of connected tunable white luminaires. Immediately compatible with industry standard wired and wireless lighting control protocols including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) and 0-10V, the Vesta Flex system enables simplified, future-ready design flexibility for OEM luminaire manufactures to meet the needs of their end customers without requiring redesign or recertification. Read more »

FEATURED

LumiTop 4000: Comprehensive Optical Wafer Testing for μLEDs

LumiTop 4000: Comprehensive Optical Wafer Testing for μLEDs Instrument Systems offers a unique camera-based measurement solution for μLED wafer testing that generates 2-dimensional, pixel-resolved optical analyses within given cycle times. The LumiTop 4000 has a resolution of 12 MP and can detect the smallest of defects and inhomogeneities on the wafer. ... Read more »

FEATURED

Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED

Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED Lumileds introduces the LUXEON HL2X, the ideal choice for roadway lighting and sports lighting fixtures with the highest flux and efficiency in an industry standard package. "With 318+ lumens at 700 mA and 85°C, LUXEON HL2X delivers more 'field usable lumens' for optical engineers to work with. ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight A small LED torch that emits deep red light could help improve declining eyesight, scientists have said: A study by University College London, involving a small sample size of 24 people, has shown that staring at long wavelength light for three minutes every day can "significantly improve vision" ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection Signify, the world leader in lighting, is increasing its UV-C lighting production capacity and expanding its UV-C product portfolio. The company is leveraging more than 35 years of expertise in UV-C lighting to address the growing global need for the disinfection of air, surfaces and objects. Read more »