SSL | Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Jan 08, 2020

Diodes' Ultra-Low Dropout Linear LED Driver to Extend Lighting Strips

Diodes' Ultra-Low Dropout Linear LED Driver to Extend Lighting Strips Diodes Incorporated announced the BCR430UW6 linear LED driver with ultra-low dropout voltage and constant current regulation between 5 mA and 100 mA. This combination allows more LEDs to be driven from a low supply voltage, making the BCR430UW6 suitable for applications that require multiple LEDs to operate together, such as signage illumination and architectural lighting for commercial and retail installations. Read more »

SSL | Components | Driver Modules | Emergency Lighting | Dec 18, 2019

Espen Technology Adds 10W, Type B, Emergency Driver to Extensive EM Solution Line

Espen Technology Adds 10W, Type B, Emergency Driver to Extensive EM Solution Line Espen Technology announced the release of its new 10W Type B Emergency Driver, adding to its already extensive line of emergency solutions for LED linear retrofits. The new model # VEMB10W emergency driver provides 90 minutes of emergency operation during a power outage, ensuring building occupants can safely get out of the building. Read more »

SSL | Components | LED Modules | Driver Modules | Retrofit | Dec 16, 2019

Universal Lighting Technologies Expands EVERLINE® Retrofit Options for Commercial Applications

Universal Lighting Technologies Expands EVERLINE® Retrofit Options for Commercial Applications Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, recently introduced its EVERLINE® LRK34-ML LED Linear Retrofit Kits to its high-efficiency line of products, designed for commercial applications such as factories, warehouses and gymnasiums. Read more »

SSL | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Dec 13, 2019

Inventronics Expands Next Gen Platform: More Compact, Global IP66/IP67 LED Drivers

Inventronics Expands Next Gen Platform: More Compact, Global IP66/IP67 LED Drivers Inventronics has expanded their new family of programmable, IP66/IP67 LED drivers to include model offerings that cover 75W and 100W power levels. These new models are an extension to their existing 150W, 200W and 240W series. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Bluetooth | Tunable White Light | Dec 06, 2019

Upowertek Launched 30W Tunable White LED Driver

Upowertek Launched 30W Tunable White LED Driver Upowertek launched a new product - 30 W tunable white LED driver BPR series. It has two channel output, which controls the warm and cold LED modules separately, users could adjust the color temperature and intensity by cellphone, remote controller and wall switch. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Controls | Indoor Applications | Office Lighting | Dec 04, 2019

Douglas Lighting Controls® Introduces the Conference Room Controls App to its Bluetooth® Wireless System of Devices

Douglas Lighting Controls® Introduces the Conference Room Controls App to its Bluetooth® Wireless System of Devices Douglas Lighting Controls®, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently announced the pairing of its Conference Room Controls App to its system of Bluetooth® Wireless devices. Designed for conference room and boardroom applications, the new iPad control console pairs seamlessly with Douglas Lighting Controls' Bluetooth Wireless eco-system of devices to provide a modern, large format touch screen interface for control functionality. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting & IoT | Indoor Applications | Dec 02, 2019

Xicato Expands Family of Miniature Smart Drivers with Wireless Control

Xicato Expands Family of Miniature Smart Drivers with Wireless Control Xicato, the leading provider of smart building wireless controls and highest quality light sources, today announced the general availability of XMD, a purpose-built form factor Xicato grade driver that fits into compact track adapters for elegant designs. XMD's narrow, rectangular and low-profile footprint allows Luminaire designs with minimal visual impact with deep-dimming and smart driver control with wireless BLE option. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Controls | Nov 04, 2019

Cezos Introduced New Magnet Switch for Inside Cabinet LED Lighting

Cezos Introduced New Magnet Switch for Inside Cabinet LED Lighting Cezos is delighted to present their new magnet switch, L475T, which is a specialized controller designed to drive a LED light inside cabinets etc. Due to a 3-axes MEMS magnetometer sensor it can extremely precise detect minimal changes in the magnetic field. Therefore, the distance to the magnet can be wider than with traditional sensors (e.g. mechanical). The calibration algorithm detects the best axis when the door is opened for the first time, so the mounting direction is not relevant. The soft adjustment of the light protects the eyes. If the door will not be closed, the light turns off automatically after 15 minutes. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Oct 18, 2019

Inventronics Introduces Next Generation Platform, IP66/IP67 LED Driver Family with UL Class P

Inventronics Introduces Next Generation Platform, IP66/IP67 LED Driver Family with UL Class P Inventronics has introduced an entirely new family of programmable, IP66/IP67 LED drivers designed with a next generation platform. They provide OEMs even more design flexibility with UL Class P, a more compact housing and industry-leading surge protection. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Constant-Voltage | Indoor Applications | Oct 17, 2019

GlacialPower - New GP-CVP040N Series LED Constant Voltage Driver with TRIAC Dimming

GlacialPower - New GP-CVP040N Series LED Constant Voltage Driver with TRIAC Dimming GlacialPower, the power division of the LED technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc, announces the new GP-CVP040N series LED constant voltage driver. It is available in 12 V DC and 24 V DC output rated power of 40.8 W. The driver supports TRIAC dimming function, and appropriates for LED strips application in places such as restaurants, jewelry shop, home and theater. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Oct 07, 2019

EPtronics Announces LD96W-TL High Power LED Driver for Phase Dimming Applications

EPtronics Announces LD96W-TL High Power LED Driver for Phase Dimming Applications EPtronics, Inc. (EPtronics) has announced a new addition to its high power Class 2 LED driver offerings: the latest generation LD Series LD96W-TL driver with high performance constant current output. This dimmable LED optimized driver provides the perfect solution for new and retrofit applications requiring high power output in a single unit, removing the need to divide light engines across multiple lower wattage drivers. Designed to operate with TRIAC and ELV phase dimming input, the EPtronics line of -TL phase dimmable drivers includes 6W, 9W, 12W, 16W, 20W, 25W, 40W, and now this 96W model. Read more »

Components | Electronics | NFC ICs | Drivers | Smart Lighting & IoT | Oct 02, 2019

Highly Efficient NFC Programming Method for LED Drivers

Highly Efficient NFC Programming Method for LED Drivers For fast and cost-effective implementation of NFC programming for LED drivers, Infineon Technologies AG developed the NFC-PWM series NLM0011 and NLM0010. NFC programming is an emerging technology designed to replace the labor-intensive "plug-in resistor" current setting method via contactless NFC interface. Besides improving the operational efficiency by enabling automatic programming in the manufacturing line, it creates significant flexibility in the value chain. With this it reduces the LED driver variants, simplifies the selection of LED modules, and allows end-of-line configuration. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Controls | Software | DALI | Sep 04, 2019

Code Mercenaries Offers a New Approach for Configuring IEC62386 (DALI) Buses with BusMaster

Code Mercenaries Offers a New Approach for Configuring IEC62386 (DALI) Buses with BusMaster DALI is a well established option for lighting control in SmartHome and SmartBuilding applications. Costs for DALI 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 »

Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Aug 30, 2019

Ledvance's Latest Uultra-Flexible LED Strip lLighting To Debut ELEX Show

Ledvance's Latest Uultra-Flexible LED Strip lLighting To Debut ELEX Show New flexible LED Strip lighting will be making its debut on the Ledvance stand at ELEX Coventry this year, taking place at the Ricoh Arena, 19-20th September 2019. The new flexible lighting will be on show alongside Ledvance's extensive portfolio of intelligent lighting solutions, lamps, and modern LEDs, ideal for any indoor or outdoor project. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | DALI-2 | Smart Lighting & IoT | Aug 28, 2019

Upowertek Launches DALI-2 Certified LED Drivers

Upowertek Launches DALI-2 Certified LED Drivers Upowertek began converting its existing DALI LED driver portfolio to DALI-2 from August 26, 2019, and more products will follow. The new driver with DALI-2 certification brings the promise of significantly improved multi-vendor interoperability as well as functionality compared to DALI-1. Read more »

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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 »

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Future Lighting Solutions Launches Offline Lighting System Selector Mobile App for iOS and Android

Future Lighting Solutions Launches Offline Lighting System Selector Mobile App for iOS and Android Montreal, Canada (mynewsdesk) January 21, 2020 - Future Lighting Solutions (FLS), a leading provider of solid-state lighting, engineering expertise and design tools, is proud to announce the launch of their new offline Lighting System Selector for iOS and Android devices. Read more »

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Researchers from Hokkaido University Let Europium Shine Brighter

Researchers from Hokkaido University Let Europium Shine Brighter A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting devices. - The europium Eu(III) complex with nanocarbon antenna emitting fine red light. Read more »

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Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz Luger Research and Zhaga are proud to announce that the 2020 LpS/TiL conference will host a Zhaga Summit. This one-day event will provide application-driven introductions to the latest Zhaga standards, review their market reception, and solicit inputs from the specifier community through workshops. Read more »

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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 ... Read more »

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CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources

CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources The new CIE International Standard S 025-SP1/E:2019 is a supplement to CIE S 025:2015 Test Method for LED Lamps, LED Luminaires and LED Modules specifies the requirements for measurement of electrical, photometric, and colorimetric quantities of OLED luminaires and OLED light sources. These sources ... Read more »

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Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights Kyra Xavia is a researcher, educator and investigative journalist based in New Zealand. Her roles as general secretary of the Light and Lighting Research Consortium (LLRC), delegate for the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), New Zealand Ambassador for Women in Lighting 2019, and co-leader of ... Read more »