Resources | LpR Article | Research | Electronics | Drivers | Nov 02, 2017

LED-Retrofit Based on AlGaN/GaN-on-Si Field- Effect Transistor Drivers

LED-Retrofit Based on AlGaN/GaN-on-Si Field- Effect Transistor Drivers Efficient driver technologies for LED systems are still a relevant topic. Several new approaches are proposed and new technologies are under development. Andreas Zibold, PhD student at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF, and his co-authors, M. Kunzer, R. Reiner, B. Weiß, P. Waltereit, R. Quay, J. Wagner, and O. Ambacher demonstrate the suitability of AlGaN/GaNon- Si field effect transistors (FETs) for their use in LED drivers. The transistors are tested in an isolated buck converter and an efficiency of 86% is measured for the full converter circuit. The driver circuit is combined with an LED module based on a laser-structured Aluminum Nitride (AlN) ceramic board onto which 21 high power white-emitting LED chips are mounted. This combination resulted in an LEDRetrofit lamp with a total light output of 2676 lm at an efficacy level of 119 lm/W. The results compare favorably to state-of-the-art commercial solutions. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Oct 30, 2017

Inventronics Expands Robust LED Drivers with Market-Leading Input Protection

Inventronics Expands Robust LED Drivers with Market-Leading Input Protection Inventronics has expanded their EDC series of constant-current LED drivers designed specifically for the Indian market and those markets who face challenging power regulations to include 100W models. They help protect against poor quality supplied to the LED driver, reducing maintenance costs and safeguarding the luminaire. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Oct 25, 2017

Getting the Light Level Just Right with RECOM’s New Low Cost TRIAC Dimmable Drivers

Getting the Light Level Just Right with RECOM’s New Low Cost TRIAC Dimmable Drivers RECOM introduces four new LED drivers with 9 W, 12 W, 18 W and 25 W outputs. They deliver 1% to 100% leading-edge or trailing-edge TRIAC-controlled dimming at the market’s most affordable prices. These LED drivers are designed for either retrofit or new installations and allow the user to set the lighting atmosphere and mood in homes, spotlighting and furniture installations. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Oct 09, 2017

6-60 W High Efficiency (91%) Flicker-Free LED Driver LF-GIFxxxYA Series

6-60 W High Efficiency (91%) Flicker-Free LED Driver LF-GIFxxxYA Series In August 2017, Lifud launched its new generation flicker-free LED drivers LF-GIFxxxYA series into the market, and now it is getting very popular among our clients home and abroad for its super high efficiency (91%) and excellent flicker-free effect (0.2%). And this driver is developed with Lifud patent protected design and now it has already been ENEC, CE, CB, TUV, RCM, SAA and CCC certified. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Human Centric Lighting | Oct 06, 2017

Fulham Launches New 25 W Universal Mains Dimmable Driver

Fulham Launches New 25 W Universal Mains Dimmable Driver October sees the launch of a new LED 25 W universal mains dimmable driver from Fulham Europe, one of the leaders in electronic lighting components. The new dimmable driver is expected to be very popular as it is designed to be compatible with most dimmers from a wide range of dimming controls manufacturers. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting & IoT | Oct 03, 2017

Inventronics Introduces Zhaga Compatible IP20 LED Drivers with DALI Dimming

Inventronics Introduces Zhaga Compatible IP20 LED Drivers with DALI Dimming Inventronics has announced the expansion of their compact, Zhaga compatible line of drivers to include 120W models. These full-featured, constant-current programmable IP20 LED drivers are designed to be extremely cost effective. Providing two product offerings to include 0-10 V, PWM, DALI, AC Dim and multiple timer options increasing design flexibility. The EBS Series utilizes convenient push terminals for an easier installation which can simplify production and reduce installation costs. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Oct 02, 2017

Inventronics Expands Programmable, Low Power LED Drivers with More Design Flexibility

Inventronics Expands Programmable, Low Power LED Drivers with More Design Flexibility Inventronics new programmable IP20 LED driver is equipped with numerous features as well as a more compact size. With a UL Class P certification, it offers OEMs the driver flexibility they need in their fixture designs and increases their competitive advantage. These low power drivers are ideal for indoor projects such as panel, troffers, downlights and other fixtures requiring a lower profile. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Surge Protection | Oct 02, 2017

GRE’s SEL-20kA Answers the Threat of Power Surges

GRE’s SEL-20kA Answers the Threat of Power Surges LED lighting investments can cost thousands of dollars - ignoring the possibility of unchecked power line transient voltage surge can be devastating. GRE Alpha’s surge protection device acts as a flood wall that guards against transient voltage surges, enabling the lighting system to stay intact, and saves the costs associated with replacement. The risk of surge-related damage is even greater today, due to LEDs being more complex than in the past. Dimming and other functionality have resulted in more parts and circuits that can be damaged or destroyed by a lightning or power surge. So, how can you protect your investment, while still utilizing state-of-the-art lighting technology? Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting & IoT | Sep 21, 2017

Helvar to Launch the World's First DALI-2 Certified LED Driver

Helvar to Launch the World's First DALI-2 Certified LED Driver Helvar is proud to announce that our filtered hybrid dimming DALI LED driver LL1x80-CR-DA is the first DALI-2 certified product in the world. Helvar will launch more products and services that meet the DALI-2 standard, representing a major step forwards in Helvar’s development of modern lighting components. Helvar continues to be at the very forefront of this technology, creating customer focused products that enhance the user’s experience of the built environment and reduce costs for property owners. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Sensors | Controls | Smart Lighting & IoT | Sep 15, 2017

McWong Introduces Versatile Smart Sensor Control Platform

McWong Introduces Versatile Smart Sensor Control Platform McWong International, a leading lighting and controls solutions provider, is expanding its PacWave® portfolio with the introduction of a new smart sensor control platform. The solution encompasses a range of occupancy and motion sensors, dimming power packs, fixture controllers, and mobile apps (Android and iOS) for remote configuration of sensor and dimming settings. The company anticipates future platform releases that will expand user interface capabilities as well as additional components. Engineered for compatibility with Bluetooth® standards, the platform provides exceptional versatility and future scalability. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Holder | Driver Modules | Sep 14, 2017

TE's Lumawise Drive LED Holder Type Z50 Solves a Common LED Driver Problem

TE's Lumawise Drive LED Holder Type Z50 Solves a Common LED Driver Problem TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, introduces the Lumawise drive LED Holder Type Z50 for chip-on-board (COB) LEDs. The new Lumawise drive LED Holder Type Z50, used in track and spot lighting, integrates DC/DC driver and the holder into a single package that enables lighting designers to develop compact, better-looking and more cost-effective lighting products. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Controls | Smart Lighting & IoT | Sep 04, 2017

Casambi Launches Easy-to-Install Wireless Dimmer for LED Strips and Constant-Voltage LED Modules

Casambi Launches Easy-to-Install Wireless Dimmer for LED Strips and Constant-Voltage LED Modules Casambi, the world’s leading provider of smart wireless lighting control technologies, has launched its easy-to-install and simple-to-use, four-channel pulse width modulation (PWM) wireless dimmer for LED strips and constant-voltage LED modules. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Sep 04, 2017

Getting the Light Level Just Right with RECOM’s New Low Cost TRIAC Dimmable Drivers

Getting the Light Level Just Right with RECOM’s New Low Cost TRIAC Dimmable Drivers RECOM introduces four new LED drivers with 9 W, 12 W, 18 W and 25 W outputs. They deliver 1% to 100% leading-edge or trailing-edge TRIAC-controlled dimming at the market’s most affordable prices. These LED drivers are designed for either retrofit or new installations and allow the user to set the lighting atmosphere and mood in homes, spotlighting and furniture installations. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Sep 04, 2017

MOSO Launched ENEC Certified DALI High Bay Drivers

MOSO Launched ENEC Certified DALI High Bay Drivers MOSO, one of the most influential and well-known new energy enterprises and official member of DALI working party, has added DALI dimming solution to its LTP High bay driver family. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Research | LEDs | Electronics | Manufacturing | Aug 24, 2017

Smart LED System in Package through Wafer Level Integration Approach

Smart LED System in Package through Wafer Level Integration Approach It is believed that LEDs will dominate all lighting applications in the near future. Integration and packaging are the two critical issues that, if resolved, will enable efficient and reliable solutions for lighting requirements. Z. Kolahdouz, H. van Zeijl, and G. Q. Zhang from the Institute of Microsystems and Nanoelectronics (DIMES) at the Delft University of Technology, and M. Kolahdouz from the Thin Film Laboratory and Nano-Electronics at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Tehran show that wafer level packaging is a promising method to ensure lower cost, higher scale, and superior yield. A new integration approach of a smart unit of LED lighting is introduced: LED System in Package (SiP). Read more »

EDITORIAL

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 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 »

EDITORIAL

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 »