Resources | Project News | Systems | Sustainability | Human Centric Lighting | Jan 29, 2019

Repro-Light Survey Shows: The Majority of Europeans Want Better Workplace Lighting

Repro-Light Survey Shows: The Majority of Europeans Want Better Workplace Lighting Results from a pan-European survey reveal that current lighting in the workplace is not satisfying end-users and their needs, while at the same time it has a big impact on productivity and human well-being. Read more »

Lamps | Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Dec 21, 2018

Circadian PAR30 Gimbal Spot Delivers Biological Spectrum with High Color Quality

Circadian PAR30 Gimbal Spot Delivers Biological Spectrum with High Color Quality Lighting Science, a global leader in circadian lighting technology, is pleased to announce the release of the Series A+™ Par30 Gimbal, a specification-grade lamp created for discerning clients and lighting designers. Series A+ features a healthy, circadian spectrum with high color quality, beam precision, and directional flexibility. Read more »

LED Modules | Indoor Applications | Systems + Applications | Controls | Human Centric Lighting | Tunable White Light | Nov 19, 2018

Lighting Scenes at the Touch of a Button - Tunable White System for Downlights

Lighting Scenes at the Touch of a Button - Tunable White System for Downlights The DLE G2 PRE Tunable White system is precalibrated at the factory and has an adjustable colour temperature range of 2,700 to 6,500 K, so it covers the entire white range from warm white to cool white. Luminous flux remains constant at all times. The system provides a simple way to create dynamic lighting solutions such as Tunable White and human centric lighting applications. Read more »

Research News | News-Spot | Human Centric Lighting | Resources | Health + Environment | Nov 09, 2018

Researchers from the University of Surrey Find that Blue Light Can Reduce Blood Pressure

Researchers from the University of Surrey Find that Blue Light Can Reduce Blood Pressure Exposure to blue light decreases blood pressure, reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, a new study from the University of Surrey and Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf in collaboration with Philips reports. Read more »

Task Lights | Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Nov 02, 2018

Lighting Science Brings Dual-Spectrum Technology to the Palm of Your Hand

Lighting Science Brings Dual-Spectrum Technology to the Palm of Your Hand Lighting Science, a pioneer in biological LED lighting, is excited to announce the newest addition to its family of circadian lighting products. JOURNI™, a portable and versatile LED task light, provides engineered spectrums designed for circadian regulation in one convenient device. Whether you are a jet-setter or a college student pulling an all-nighter, the appropriate JOURNI setting enables you to sync your circadian rhythm – either to boost wakefulness and productivity or to wind down and prepare for sleep. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | CoB LEDs | Human Centric Lighting | Oct 31, 2018

PerfectWhite: Luminus’ Latest Spectrally Tuned COB

PerfectWhite: Luminus’ Latest Spectrally Tuned COB Spectrally tuned sources are the essential components of human-centric lighting and Luminus PerfectWhite is it’s newest source, joining the Sensus and AccuWhite products, that has been purpose-designed and improves upon the light from conventional sources. PerfectWhite™, which closely replicates the visual characteristics of halogen lamps (3000 K) was preferred by lighting designers in testing at both Light + Building and Lightfair. Though the spectrums are a virtual match – Luminus filled the cyan gap – PerfectWhite’s color point is slightly below the black body locus and as a result, there’s no green/yellow tint that is common to halogen. A better halogen has long been a wish of the lighting design community and PerfectWhite delivers without infra-red, without green/yellow tint, and without ultraviolet radiation. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Human Centric Lighting | Business | Company News | Partnerships | Oct 19, 2018

Legrand® and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting

Legrand® and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting Legrand, North & Central America and Lumileds today announced a partnership agreement that will bring to market a simple to integrate and easy-to-install plug and play solution that delivers high quality tunable-white light. Under this agreement, Lumileds will provide intelligent light sources (LUXEON-based solutions) through its award-winning Matrix Platform that are uniquely characterized and programmed to work with Legrand’s Wattstopper® Wattstopper® blanco® tunable-white logic modules within the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) lighting controls solution. Lumileds joins existing Legrand partnerships in tunable-white light engine as the exclusive LED array provider. Read more »

Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Luminaires | Oct 08, 2018

Lighting Science® Launches Good Day&Night Commercial Recessed Luminaires

Lighting Science® Launches Good Day&Night Commercial Recessed Luminaires Lighting Science®, renowned for its suite of human-centric LED lighting solutions, announces the launch of the Good Day&Night™ Troffers, which combine the patented GoodDay® and GoodNight® LED engineered spectrum technologies into one multi-dimensional circadian lighting product. The 2x2 and 2x4 troffers deliver biological benefits with high-quality light for peak visual performance, while providing the ability to control and personalize the spectrum of lighting – truly delivering the right light at the right time. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | CoB LEDs | Tunable White Light | Human Centric Lighting | Sep 28, 2018

Luminus COB Modules For Dim-to-Warm and Dynamic CCT Control

Luminus COB Modules For Dim-to-Warm and Dynamic CCT Control Luminus’ breakthrough warm dimming and dynamic CCT tuning modules deliver exceptionally uniform color and control across any environment and enable consistency from fixture-to-fixture and between linear, downlights, and directional luminaires that are used in the same space. On-board IC chips, unique to the Luminus modules, enable multiple dimming curves and exceptionally uniform color and quality across a broad range of luminaires designed for hospitality, commercial and office environments. Read more »

Downlights | Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Luminaires | Jul 12, 2018

Lighting Science Group Introduces Good Day&Night Downlight

Lighting Science Group Introduces Good Day&Night Downlight Lighting Science® today announced the release of a new daytime productivity and natural sleep cycle lighting solution. The Good Day&Night® Downlight combines the company’s popular, patented GoodDay® and GoodNight® LED spectrum technologies into a single, easy-to-use luminaire. The new downlight is a comprehensive solution that enables residential and commercial customers to optimize daytime alertness, while also enhancing their nighttime sleep environment. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Light Generation | LEDs | Human Centric Lighting | Jul 02, 2018

A Near Infrared Enhanced LED Lighting Approach

A Near Infrared Enhanced LED Lighting Approach With the evolution of LED lighting, one topic has come more and more in the focus of the lighting industry: Human Centric Lighting (HCL). While HCL is not clearly defined, a common understanding is that this is light and lighting that supports health and the well-being of humans. Some new proposals are going beyond the approach of providing just visible light in adequate quality, but also to providing invisible radiation, UV and/or NIR that support health and well-being. Some research and the evolution of humans show clear evidence for positive effects of this kind of illumination. Scott Zimmerman, CEO at Silas, presents a new approach that adds NIR radiation to LED illumination. He explains the background of this idea, how it also improves the quality of visible light and discusses the health benefits. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | CoB LEDs | Indoor Applications | Human Centric Lighting | Jun 05, 2018

Luminus’ Spectrally Tuned LED Light Sources Create New Market Opportunities

Luminus’ Spectrally Tuned LED Light Sources Create New Market Opportunities Luminus Devices, Inc. has released its third proprietary spectral technology, PerfectWhite™, which closely replicates the visual characteristics of halogen lamps (3000 K). When compared to halogen, PerfectWhite was preferred by lighting designers in testing at both Light + Building and Lightfair. Read more »

Tech-Talks Bregenz | Lp Article | Human Centric Lighting | Apr 27, 2018

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Fred Maxik, Founder & CTO, Lighting Science Group

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Fred Maxik, Founder & CTO, Lighting Science Group LED light in combination with advanced controls, and here especially IoT capabilities, opened several new options in lighting. In this context, the term Human Centric Lighting, and more recently, the term Biologically Active Light have become trendy. Fred Maxik, founder and CTO of the Lighting Science Group, who held the keynote speech at LpS 2017, recognized these opportunities in a very early stage when most other manufacturers were still struggling with the challenges of the new technology. In the interview he explains what his perception of light is and its importance in our lives. He gives insights into his philosophy and ideas on which criteria artificial lighting has to fulfill in order to live up to the promising terms „Human Centric Lighting“ and „Biologically Active Light“. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Human Centric Lighting | Tunable White Light | Mar 30, 2018

Luminus’ Dynamic Modules Deliver Uniform Warm Dimming and Dynamic CCT Control Across Environments

Luminus’ Dynamic Modules Deliver Uniform Warm Dimming and Dynamic CCT Control Across Environments Luminus Devices, Inc., has released its breakthrough warm dimming and dynamic tuning modules that deliver exceptionally uniform color and control across any environment and enable consistency from fixture-to-fixture and between linear, down, and directional luminaires that are used in the same space. Unique to the new modules are on-board IC chips that allow exceptional color quality and uniformity in hospitality, commercial and office environments. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Human Centric Lighting | Feb 27, 2018

New LRC Study Tests the Impact of Circadian Light on Alertness in Office Workers

New LRC Study Tests the Impact of Circadian Light on Alertness in Office Workers In 2017 the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute published a groundbreaking study showing that office workers who receive a robust dose of circadian-effective light experience better sleep, and lower levels of depression and stress, than those who spend their days in dim or low light levels. The team of LRC researchers, led by Dr. Mariana Figueiro and sponsored by the U.S. General Services Administration, measured existing light levels for 109 participants at five federal office buildings designed to maximize daylight availability indoors. The research team found that even in open offices with many, large windows, office workers were not receiving enough light to stimulate their circadian system during the day, due to factors such as season, cloud cover, desk orientation, and window shade position. 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 »