Components | Electronics | Controls | Software | Mar 22, 2017

Casambi's Firmware Update Adds New Functionality to Smart Lighting Platforms

Casambi's Firmware Update Adds New Functionality to Smart Lighting Platforms Casambi, the world’s leading provider of smart wireless lighting control software technologies, has issued a new firmware update to its smart lighting platform to provide integrated support for users of EnOcean switches, Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) devices and movement sensors. A new control hierarchy has also been developed to make it easier for users to automate lighting operation across a wireless network and to allow manual overrides to be performed when required. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Controls | Microcontrollers | Mar 14, 2017

Infineon Adds DALI Stack to Advance Lighting Applications with XMC™ Microcontrollers

Infineon Adds DALI Stack to Advance Lighting Applications with XMC™ Microcontrollers At the Embedded World 2017 Exhibition and Conference, Infineon Technologies AG presents its ARM®-based XMC™ microcontroller advancements for a wide range of industrial applications as well as motor control solutions based on iMotion™. The novelties include development support that significantly reduces design complexity, development time and system cost, and helps speed-up DALI certified LED designs. Read more »

Components | Electronics | ICs | Connectivity | Smart Lighting & IoT | Mar 06, 2017

Swatch Group - World's Smallest Bluetooth Chip with Useful Features for Lighting

Swatch Group - World's Smallest Bluetooth Chip with Useful Features for Lighting Three world records in the "Swiss Silicon Valley". Swatch Group is proud to introduce a new Bluetooth chip with exceptional features unrivaled by any existing product. The new integrated circuit is designed 100% by EM Microelectronic, Swatch Group R&D and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM). Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Mar 01, 2017

New Osram UltraFlat System for Innovative Luminaire Designs

New Osram UltraFlat System for Innovative Luminaire Designs With a depth of just 11 mm, the UltraFlat Osram Dali LED driver teams up perfectly with the PrevaLED Linear Slim LED module and the small Osram UltraFlat light and presence sensor to open up new and innovative luminaire design options that were not possible before. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Feb 24, 2017

Inventronics EDC Series Driver for the Challenging Power Conditions in the Indian Market

Inventronics EDC Series Driver for the Challenging Power Conditions in the Indian Market Inventronics is a global company that operates on a local scale in the communities it does business in. It works closely with customers to ensure it provides the correct driver for any application. Inventronics is pleased to announce the release of a 60 W series of constant-current LED drivers created specifically to handle the challenging power conditions in the Indian market. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Feb 22, 2017

Thomas Research Products Introduces New SelectSync LED Drivers

Thomas Research Products Introduces New SelectSync LED Drivers Thomas Research Products has introduced an entirely new family of feature-rich programmable LED drivers under the SelectSync name. These cost-competitive models offer a variety of new solutions for powering intelligent lighting devices. Thomas Research Products manufactures complete LED power and control solutions for OEMs and retrofitters. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting & IoT | Feb 08, 2017

Fulham Introduces Advanced LED Outdoor Drivers with IoT Management for Smart City Lighting

Fulham Introduces Advanced LED Outdoor Drivers with IoT Management for Smart City Lighting Fulham introduces new LED outdoor rated drivers that are feature-rich including integrated IoT management for Smart City lighting. The advanced specification of the Fulham Workhorse Extreme LED drivers has compatibility with wireless, DALI and 0-10V dimming which is flicker free down to 1% power. They also offer the widest available output current programming, so eliminating multiple driver stocking requirements. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Human Centric Lighting | Jan 19, 2017

Warm Dimming and the Future of LED

Warm Dimming and the Future of LED As LED lighting grows in acceptance and popularity, so does the need for better and more ranging color quality. Traditionally, LED lighting gave off a stark white, cool glow that was harsh on the eyes and made it difficult to use as a primary lighting source. Warm-dim LED technology has toned down that cool coloring, dynamically shifting the current and future applications of LED lighting management systems. Dimmability with a warm glow effect creates more opportunities than ever for LED lighting management systems. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting & IoT | Outdoor Applications | Jan 12, 2017

Fulham LED Extreme Driver Family for Outdoor and High-Power Lighting Applications

Fulham LED Extreme Driver Family for Outdoor and High-Power Lighting Applications Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has released the WorkHorse LED Extreme family of constant current, programmable drivers specifically designed for outdoor and high-power applications. WorkHorse LED Extreme drivers are intelligent, programmable LED drivers built for harsh environments. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Jan 10, 2017

Infineon LITIX™ LED Drivers for Compact and Cost-Effective LED Front Light Applications

Infineon LITIX™ LED Drivers for Compact and Cost-Effective LED Front Light Applications LEDs in automotive front lighting enable energy savings, new light designs and applications such as matrix beam and laser high-beam. Supporting the progress in automotive lighting Infineon Technologies AG launched high-power LED drivers specifically designed for automotive front lights. The drivers are available within the new LITIX Power Flex series and the LITIX Power series. They address flexible DC/DC driver solutions supporting LED systems of up to 50 W and even above. Application setups can vary: many medium-power LEDs with string voltages of up to 55 V or few LEDs with high currents of up to 3 A and more. Read more »

Technologies | Electronics | Oct 06, 2015

µModule LED Driver Integrates All Circuitry, Including the Inductor in a Surface Mount Package

Only 9 x 15 x 4.32 mm, the LTM8040 LED driver is a complete system in an LGA package David Ng, Module Development Manager at Linear Technolgies, explaines the features of a compact step down DC/DC module for distributed LED power supplies in a DC grid that offers high efficiency, a wide dimming range, and a current range from 35 mA to 1 A. Read more »

Technologies | Electronics | May 27, 2015

Power Conversion Efficiency - Key for Stand-Alone Solar Powered Lighting in Nordic Regions

A sophisticated driver design and controls system is the most relevant component for a truly efficient power conversion enabling the use of stand-alone solar powered lights in the Nordic regions even in winter time Stand-alone solar powered lighting solutions are made possible even in the Nordic region through a new, ground-breaking Danish project. An ideal collaboration between scientists from 4 different fields and private companies has succeeded in creating a system and a methodology that makes the impossible possible: Outdoor solar lighting which is not just a decoration. Read more »

Technologies | Electronics | LiFi | Jan 14, 2014

Enhanced Data Transmission for Li-Fi Communications using LED Lighting

Experimental set-up of a Li-Fi receiver Despite continuous improvements in wireless communication technology, e.g. 3G, LTE, 4G etc., a looming crisis is anticipated due to a lack of sufficient radio frequency bandwidth to support the growth in demand for data transmission, in the so called “Spectrum Crunch”. Visible Light Communication (Li-Fi) offers an economical solution. LED lighting is now widely deployed and can, in parallel with its primary function, also be used for wireless communication. Li-Fi demonstrates significant improvements in security, safety and capacity over radio frequency communication, and ease of deployment as compared with fibre-optic cable. The LED link is untethered, enables links with many mobile devices, and is independent of any one host. Improvements to the data rate achievable using LEDs as the transmitter allows services based on Li-Fi concept to outperform other communication modes. Read more »

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Simultaneous Measurement of Several Wavelength Ranges

Simultaneous Measurement of Several Wavelength Ranges Instrument Systems offers smart high-end solutions for complex spectral measurements that are to be made simultaneously over an extremely broad wavelength range, or over several samples. A group of spectroradiometers of the CAS series can be controlled in parallel by a trigger box. Read more »

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Multisystem - Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting

Multisystem - Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting A.A.G. Stucchi low voltage system for track lighting is developed to satisfy all technical and design needs. The all system is based on a “smart core” that provides easy and magnetic installation of the lighting fixtures, and integrated databus for light control, thus being technically at the ... Read more »

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Eyelove Healthy Lighting LED - New Updates

Eyelove Healthy Lighting LED - New Updates Last October, NATIONSTAR launched Eyelove brand of healthy lighting LED, which attracted wide attention from customers at home and abroad, and was favored by the market and recognized by the industry for its excellent performance. It has won many honors such as "the first batch of healthy lighting ... Read more »

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American Bright Optoelectronics Expands Its Family of IR Products to Cover Security, Remote Control, Appliance and Night Vision Applications

American Bright Optoelectronics Expands Its Family of IR Products to Cover Security, Remote Control, Appliance and Night Vision Applications American Bright has introduced the most complete family of discrete infrared (IR) products in the industry, expanding its 20-year global leadership in the remote control and sensing markets. Product selection includes through-hole, surface mount (SMT) and PLCC variants of the industries’ most ... Read more »

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Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency

Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency  Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp® XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing LEDs by up to 68 percent. ... Read more »

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Well-Being, Light and Exhibition Lighting

Well-Being, Light and Exhibition Lighting Commentary from LpR 71: Well-being is the state of feeling healthy and happy, a good or satisfactory condition of existence, including the emotional and psychological sphere. In 1810, Goethe published a theory based on a human-based approach, combining visual appearance with harmony, culture, ... Read more »

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High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

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