UV | Tools | UV Measurement | Test Equipment | Mar 19, 2020

GL Optic's GL SPECTIS 4.0 UV - Accurate Characterization of UV-A, B and C Radiation Sources

GL Optic's GL SPECTIS 4.0 UV - Accurate Characterization of UV-A, B and C Radiation Sources GL Optic's new model of an affordable GL SPECTIS 4.0 UV is designed for fast verification of UV radiation in the production environment as well as in laboratories. GL Optic introduces a range of solutions optimized for UV LEDs measurement in a variety of applications. 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 »

SSL | Components | Driver Modules | Mar 16, 2020

Upowertek Released 600 W Compact Constant Current LED Driver

Upowertek Released 600 W Compact Constant Current LED Driver Upowertek is proud to unveil a new product 600 W compact constant current LED driver with 95% high efficiency, the size is only 237x125x43 mm, which is as small as competitors' 480 W driver in the sport lights, bay lights, grow lights, and pole lights market. Read more »

SSL | Components | Driver Modules | Mar 16, 2020

Espen Technology Expands Step-Down Transformer Line for LED Lighting

Espen Technology Expands Step-Down Transformer Line for LED Lighting Espen Technology announced the expansion of its Step-Down Transformer offering, for use with lighting. The non-isolated autotransformers can be used with LED, electronic ballast fluorescent, and HID lighting. The metal housings are low profile for easier fit into fixtures, walls, and plenums. The expanded line is thermally protected, with auto-reset, and UL-listed with a 105 degree max case temperature rating. Espen provides a 5 year warranty on the transformers. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Controls | Mar 16, 2020

Code Mercenaries Offers a New Approach to Configure IEC62386 Buses with BusMaster

Code Mercenaries Offers a New Approach to Configure IEC62386 Buses with BusMaster IEC62386 is a well-established option for lighting control in SmartHome and SmartBuilding applications. Costs for IEC62386 components have dropped in recent years and the selection of components has grown significantly. Though the configuration of the bus remains a challenge for the installers. The cabling is quite different from classic cabling since the bus has to run parallel to the power line. But the major problem is the usually very complicated deployment software for setting up the configuration of the bus components. Read more »

SSL | Tools | Measurement | Test Equipment | Goniospectrometer | Mar 16, 2020

New Gamma Scientific 940 LED-1200 Goniometer: Rapid, Precise Characterization of Spatial Light Distribution

New Gamma Scientific 940 LED-1200 Goniometer: Rapid, Precise Characterization of Spatial Light Distribution Gamma Scientific announces the release of its 940 LED-1200 Series Goniometer. This product is optimized to provide precise measurement of angle dependent spatial radiation properties of large LED luminaires, lamps and modules, with models optimized for measuring different sample sizes. Read more »

SSL | Components | LEDs | LED Modules | CoB LEDs | White LEDs | Mar 12, 2020

Bridgelux Eighth Generation COBs Deliver Market Leading Efficacy

Bridgelux Eighth Generation COBs Deliver Market Leading Efficacy Bridgelux today announced its eighth generation of LED chip-on board (COB) products delivering up to 185 lm/W across its V SeriesTM, Vero® Series and Vero® SE Series product families at nominal drive current. This performance is benchmarked at the popular 3000K 80 CRI color point, with efficacies above 200 lm/W possible at other color points across the industry's broadest range of COB products. 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 »

Driver Modules | Smart Lighting + IoT | IoT | Systems + Applications | SSL | Components | Smart Lighting | Mar 10, 2020

Xicato Expands Family of Smart Drivers with Wireless Control and the Best 0.1% Flicker-Free Dimming in the Industry

Xicato Expands Family of Smart Drivers with Wireless Control and the Best 0.1% Flicker-Free Dimming in the Industry Xicato, the leading provider of smart building Bluetooth wireless controls and highest quality light sources, today announced a major expansion of its family of Smart Drivers for customers that want the most compact, reliable and efficient Luminaires with the best dimming quality in the industry. Building on the success of the Xicato Integrated Module (XIM), Intelligent Driver (XID), and Miniature Driver (XMD), Xicato is enabling new, sleek, compact, 1- and 2-channel designs that enable and accelerate the market adoption of DC distribution in building infrastructure. In addition to reducing energy conversion losses, these drivers enable flexibility in the placement and minimal use of AC-DC power conversion stages, thereby reducing overall cost of equipment and maintenance. All Xicato drivers feature deep, smooth, monotonic dimming to 0.1%, with fade-on and fade-off and, fully comply with and exceed IEEE 1789 compliant flicker standards that ensure occupant health and comfort. Read more »

SSL | Components | Optics | Mar 09, 2020

Carclo Silicone S1 Is Selected for John Cullen Lighting's New Lucca 120 and New Double Asymmetric 33Up Arrays Are Introduced

Carclo Silicone S1 Is Selected for John Cullen Lighting's New Lucca 120 and New Double Asymmetric 33Up Arrays Are Introduced Carclo Optics announces the latest additions to their standard catalogue, the DA2s frosted Double Asymmetric 33Up arrays. They bring the total no of parts in the range to 40 and work well across a variety of applications. Furthermore, Carclo's Silicone S1 has been selected by John Cullen Lighting as the centerpiece of their new Lucca 120. Read more »

SSL | microLEDs | Displays | Special Applications | Mar 09, 2020

Plessey Extends its Data-Vµ™ microLED Product Family with a Passive Matrix Micro-Display

Plessey Extends its Data-Vµ™ microLED Product Family with a Passive Matrix Micro-Display Plessey, an embedded technologies developer at the forefront of microLED technology for augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR) display applications, has added passive matrix microLED displays to its Data-Vµ product family. Following the successful launch of Plessey's Data-Vµ segmented microLED display products in 2019, the company has now extended the range with the introduction of passive matrix pixelized microLED displays, based on Plessey's proprietary monolithic GaN-on-Silicon technology. Read more »

UV | UV-LEDs | Disinfection | Components | Mar 05, 2020

Everlight Releases UVC3535NUB Series for Medical Treatment, Water and Air Purification & Sterilization

Everlight Releases UVC3535NUB Series for Medical Treatment, Water and Air Purification & Sterilization Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, releases its new ELUC3535NUB series of UVC products for the maintenance of life quality and health, using the epitaxial and flip chips on the sapphire substrate to guarantee quality and sterilization. Read more »

SSL | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | COB LEDs | Mar 05, 2020

Xicato Expands XOB Portfolio - 4, 23 and 32mm XOBs Are Now Available

Xicato Expands XOB Portfolio - 4, 23 and 32mm XOBs Are Now Available Xicato, the leading provider of smart building Bluetooth wireless controls and highest quality LED light sources, today announced the immediate availability of three more LES sizes of the XOB high-density light sources in 4, 23, and 32 mm, as well as the addition of a 14 mm Vibrant Series® expanding the range of XOB family already in high volume production. The new LESs all match Xicato color point with the quality and unmatched warranty that have made Xicato the standard bearer of light sources. Read more »

SSL | OLEDs | Materials | Light Conversion | Mar 03, 2020

Cynora Introduces Fluorescent Blue Emitter that Gives OLEDs a Substantial Efficiency Boost

Cynora Introduces Fluorescent Blue Emitter that Gives OLEDs a Substantial Efficiency Boost Cynora today debuted its first commercial product, a fluorescent blue emitter that promises to significantly improve the efficiency of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays used in mobile phones, laptops, TVs, and other applications. The company is an emerging OLED materials leader. The product, known as the cyBlueBooster™, employs an advanced molecular design and is >15 percent more efficient than comparative emitters. It can be easily integrated into existing OLED stacks and is available in multiple shades of blue for application customization. The product aims to help display manufacturers immediately harness untapped efficiencies in the emission layer of their OLED devices. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | LED Modules | LED Drivers | Components | Mar 03, 2020

Lumitronix Announces MiniController Casambi Classic and LED Modules for Ledil's Dark Light Optics Daisy-Mini

Lumitronix Announces MiniController Casambi Classic and LED Modules for Ledil's Dark Light Optics Daisy-Mini Among the new products prepared for Light + Building 2020 by Lumitronix are the MiniController Casambi Classic and the MiniDaisy LED modules. The control unit for LED modules with Tunable White technology are extremely compact and can be conveniently operated via smartphone or tablet using the Casambi App, while the MiniDaisy LED modules which were designed in close cooperation with the Finnish optics manufacturer Ledil are compatible with the new Daisy-Mini linear optics and are intended for use in office or workplace luminaires. Read more »

FEATURED

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 »

FEATURED

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 »