SSL | Materials | Electronics | 3D Manufacturing | Jun 24, 2020

New LCP Compound Permits Micro-Components with Delicate Conductor Path Structures

New LCP Compound Permits Micro-Components with Delicate Conductor Path Structures Plastics specialist Ensinger is presenting a new compound for laser direct structuring (LDS): TECACOMP LCP LDS 1049426 black, based on a Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP), is designed for thin-walled 3D MID components with very fine conductor paths. The innovative material is particularly suitable for high-frequency applications in the fields of industry automation, electronics (consumer, networks) and the automotive sector. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Driver Modules | Components | Controls | Apr 23, 2020

Signify Upgrades Sensor Ready LED Driver Portfolio with New D4i Standard

Signify Upgrades Sensor Ready LED Driver Portfolio with New D4i Standard Signify, the world leader in lighting, has upgraded its portfolio of compact Philips Xitanium Sensor Ready Xtreme LED drivers for outdoor applications with the recently granted D4i certification. This certification program is designed to deliver standardization in the market, drive wider adoption of IoT connectivity in lighting and aid smart city or building projects. It makes it very attractive and easy for customers to switch to connected lighting or install Connect Ready luminaires with D4i certified drivers now, and upgrade to connectivity later. By Q2 2020, Signify will also upgrade the complete non-isolated Philips Xitanium Dimmable Sensor Ready driver portfolio for indoor applications to the new D4i standard, to facilitate the rapid market adoption of energy-saving technologies and drive standardization. Read more »

SSL | Components | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Apr 14, 2020

Inventronics Releases Robust IP66/IP67 LED Driver Series for Challenging Power Conditions

Inventronics Releases Robust IP66/IP67 LED Driver Series for Challenging Power Conditions Inventronics is pleased to announce the expansion of the new EAM LED driver series that leverages Inventronics latest next generation platform design with special features specifically for markets who face challenging power regulation. The expansion provides models supplying up to 75 W of power in addition to the already existing models supplying up to 150 W of power. The EAM-075SxxxSB/SG series offers industry-leading surge protection and is IP66/IP67 rated for rugged applications. The series also offers design flexibility with an adjustable output current to reduce SKUs and is ultra-compact to fit inside a multitude of luminaires. Read more »

SSL | Components | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Apr 14, 2020

Upowertek Released High Cost Performance BSD Series

Upowertek Released High Cost Performance BSD Series Upowertek has announced a new BSD series constant current LED driver with the power range from 30 to 100 watts. The new series have compact case, great cost performance. Certified by UL class P rated widely, it is mainly applied to built-in usage of shoebox lights, street lights, bay lights, tunnel lights, and floodlights. Read more »

SSL | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Apr 06, 2020

Upowertek Released Low Inrush Current LED Driver

Upowertek Released Low Inrush Current LED Driver Recently, Upowertek released 200-400 W low inrush current LED drivers. With the new design, less MCBs (miniature circuit breaker) will be used when doing luminaire installation, which can make field-wiring easier and cost-saving. For driver solution with less than 200 W, an external solution of using Upowertek power pack PMS series to enjoy the ZERO inrush current can be used. 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 »

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 »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Driver Modules | Components | Controls | Feb 18, 2020

New Casambi-Enabled LED Drivers from Harvard

New Casambi-Enabled LED Drivers from Harvard Casambi provides a modern wireless lighting control system based on Bluetooth Low Energy, the only low power wireless technology in all modern smart phones, tablets and even smart watches. Working with Holders, Harvard Power Systems have integrated a Casambi node into its full range of CoolLED PRO CLi Series LED drivers whilst retaining all their high specification features in their ultra-compact size – the drivers are half the size of other lower technology drivers. The key advantage of the smaller case size of Harvard LED drivers is that they fit through relatively small 40 mm or 56 mm holes in the ceiling, making them ideal as a fast-fit solution for use with LED downlights. Read more »

SSL | Components | Driver Modules | Tunable White Light | Feb 18, 2020

eldoLED Releases Industry's First DiiA Certified DALI-2 DT8 Tc Drivers

eldoLED Releases Industry's First DiiA Certified DALI-2 DT8 Tc Drivers Acuity Brands, Inc. announced that eldoLED®, a world leader in designing and manufacturing intelligent drive solutions for LED-based lighting systems, has received the first Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) certification for DALI Device Type 8 (DT8) color type Tc drivers.Courtesy of Forum Groningen: featuring over 1000 tunable white luminaires using eldoLED's DALI-2 DT8 compliant technology. Precise calibration of color and intensity at the driver level makes all the difference in a tunable white installation. Read more »

SSL | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Feb 13, 2020

Upowertek Released Compact 60-100 W CV LED Driver with Input Over Voltage Protection Function

Upowertek Released Compact 60-100 W CV LED Driver with Input Over Voltage Protection Function Today Upowertek released the new compact BLD series constant voltage LED drivers which cover the range of 60-100 W. The new series adopted the latest technology, and more functions are integrated to make them more compact. The size is only 102x68x38.5 mm, which is also the reason to be competitive on cost performance. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | SSL | Displays | Components | Electronics | Sensors | Jan 28, 2020

Vishay Launches Integrated RGBC-IR Sensors With I²C Interface in Low Profile Packages

Vishay Launches Integrated RGBC-IR Sensors With I²C Interface in Low Profile Packages Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with new RGBC-IR sensors for applications such as automatic white balancing and color cast correction in digital cameras; automatic LCD backlight adjustment; and active monitoring of LED color output for IoT and smart lighting. The new VEML3328 (top-looking) and VEML3328SL (side-looking) sensors offer better linearity and higher sensitivity compared to previous generation devices, as well as new features including an infrared (IR) channel. Read more »

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 »

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 »