Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Aug 05, 2019

EPtronics Expands UL Type HL Rated LED Drivers Portfolio

EPtronics Expands UL Type HL Rated LED Drivers Portfolio EPtronics, Inc. (EPtronics) has expanded its LED driver selection for hazardous location luminaires by offering a complete line of high performance drivers from 25 W to 200 W output in constant current and constant voltage options. These LED optimized drivers are designed to operate inside HazLoc fixtures installed in dangerous or harsh locations. The LP, LD, LDAD, and LDHL Series EPtronics driver families are now UL Type HL rated, demonstrating product safety compliance when installed and operated in Class I, Division 2 Hazardous (Classified) Locations. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Aug 02, 2019

Infineon Launches Digital, Single-Stage Quasi-Resonant Flyback LED Driver Controller, the XDPL8210

Infineon Launches Digital, Single-Stage Quasi-Resonant Flyback LED Driver Controller, the XDPL8210 Infineon Technologies AG releases a new LED driver IC to its XDP™ portfolio. The XDPL8210 is a constant current flyback IC with a high power factor and primary-side regulation. Key advantages of designing with XDPL8210 include outstanding functional performance for efficient designs as well as low bill-of-material (BOM) for small system cost and high flexibility. It enables excellent reliability for a long driver lifetime. For advanced products, the built-in features enable fast design cycles with little design efforts. The XDPL8210 is the best fit for innovative cost-effective, constant current, single-stage driver designs. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Jul 15, 2019

EPtronics Simplifies Slimline LED Driver Selection with Wattages from 17-75W

EPtronics Simplifies Slimline LED Driver Selection with Wattages from 17-75W EPtronics has simplified its LED driver selection for linear luminaires by offering a complete line of high performance drivers from 17W to 75W output in constant current and constant voltage options. These LED optimized drivers are designed to fit within the limited free space inside a light fixture such as a troffer or suspended linear. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Controls | Firmware | Jul 15, 2019

Casambi Lighting Control Firmware Evolution Boosts Performance and Future-Proofs Networks

Casambi Lighting Control Firmware Evolution Boosts Performance and Future-Proofs Networks Casambi, the pioneer in wireless lighting controls based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), has announced Evolution – a major firmware upgrade. Delivered over-the-air and free of charge, Evolution delivers enhanced performance with higher levels of security, and advanced feature capabilities that future-proof pre-installed Casambi Ready devices operating across existing networks. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | DALI-2 | Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting & IoT | Jun 24, 2019

ERP Power - World's Smallest DALI-2 Driver for Indoor LED Lighting Applications

ERP Power LLC ("ERP"), a leading provider of small, smart and connected LED drivers for the lighting industry, today announced the world's smallest programmable output drivers with DALI-2 digital controls for indoor lighting applications will be demonstrated May 21-23 at LIGHTFAIR® International 2019 in Philadelphia. ERP Power programmable LED drivers certified to support the DALI-2 standard are expected to appear in the DiiA product database in the next 90 days. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Controls | Bluetooth | Smart Lighting & IoT | May 22, 2019

Fulham Demonstrates SIG-Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Wireless Lighting Control System at LightFair

Fulham Demonstrates SIG-Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Wireless Lighting Control System at LightFair At LightFair 2019 this week, Fulham, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will display its new LED luminaire EliteControl hardware/software solution that uses Bluetooth mesh for wireless lighting control. The wireless luminaire control system includes an LED driver with a Bluetooth mesh interface, a new SmartBridge device for retrofitting luminaires with Bluetooth mesh controls, and an iOS commissioning app. All of Fulham's Bluetooth mesh solutions have been qualified as interoperable by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Controls | Human Centric Lighting | May 20, 2019

Bridgelux Vesta® Flex - Interoperable Lighting and Controls Solution

Bridgelux Vesta® Flex - Interoperable Lighting and Controls Solution Bridgelux today announced Vesta® Flex, an innovative family of dual channel LED drivers and control modules designed to simplify and reduce the cost of connected tunable white luminaires. Immediately compatible with industry standard wired and wireless lighting control protocols including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) and 0-10V, the Vesta Flex system enables simplified, future-ready design flexibility for OEM luminaire manufactures to meet the needs of their end customers without requiring redesign or recertification. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting | May 17, 2019

Kinglumi Unveils TUV ENEC LED Independent Control Gear - LEDGear™ Including DALI-2

Kinglumi Unveils TUV ENEC LED Independent Control Gear - LEDGear™ Including DALI-2 The LEDGear™ new ECGs pack state-of-the-art technology and all the functions of the premium performance into the compact spaces. Designed as a family of independent and quick installation compact constant current LED ECGs, LEDGear™ is qualified by TUV ENEC, CE, CB, SAA, C-tick RoSH and DALI-2. They provide you great value. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Controls | Wireless | Smart Lighting & IoT | May 15, 2019

LumenRadio Presents An Unique Multi Standard Wireless Lighting Control Solution at LightFair

LumenRadio Presents An Unique Multi Standard Wireless Lighting Control Solution at LightFair LumenRadio, the world's leading wireless lighting controls manufacturer and connectivity enabler, will exhibit at LightFair and present their new AirGlow product – a multi standard wireless lighting control solution suitable for both indoor and outdoor light control. AirGlow is unique in that it can scale from individual light group control to be used for large scale light control systems with IoT connectivity. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting | May 13, 2019

Use Moso's New LED Driver as "Black-Box" of LED Luminaries

Use Moso's New LED Driver as "Black-Box" of LED Luminaries Moso will launch latest X6 LED drivers in LFI show next week in USA, the concept is using the led driver as "Black-box" of the LED luminaries. X6 LED drivers are developed for professional exterior lighting, including public lighting, industrial lighting, horticulture lighting, etc, with premium quality and advanced functionalities. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Controls | Smart Lighting & IoT | Outdoor Applications | Apr 17, 2019

Nedap Introduces Luxon IoT Node for Outdoor Lighting

Nedap Introduces Luxon IoT Node for Outdoor Lighting Nedap is extending its Luxon IoT Node portfolio with a version developed for smart and wireless outdoor lighting control: The Luxon IoT Node Outdoor. The compact Luxon IoT Node Outdoor fits inside all LED fixtures using a standardised Zhaga/NEMA connector. This makes it very simple to unlock the full savings potential of LED technology. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Apr 12, 2019

EPtronics Introduces Latest LP25W & LP40W Rev C Programmable LED Drivers

EPtronics Introduces Latest LP25W & LP40W Rev C Programmable LED Drivers EPtronics is delighted to announce its newest generation LP Series of programmable constant current LED drivers. The LP25W and LP40W Rev C Series are the latest flicker-free, best-in-class drivers included in UL's Class P LED Driver Program. This UL listing program can save significant time and costs for LED luminaire manufacturers, allowing them to quickly substitute existing LED drivers with pre-approved EPtronics drivers without the need for recertification by UL. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | Driver Modules | NFC | Apr 12, 2019

Standardized Programming of Lighting Components Using NFC Technology

Standardized Programming of Lighting Components Using NFC Technology LpR 70 Article, page 88: NFC programming of LED drivers is rapidly gaining popularity as a fast, feature-rich, flexible and easy method to set the operating characteristics of LED drivers inside luminaires. Arnulf Rupp, Chair of MD-SIG, describes how the MD-SIG specification for NFC programming of lighting components makes it easy for luminaire manufacturers to use NFC programming in a production line where multiple brand drivers are used one after the other. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Apr 05, 2019

40-720 W High-Power LED Drivers with 97% Efficiency and up to 660 V Inputs

40-720 W High-Power LED Drivers with 97% Efficiency and up to 660 V Inputs The "ICE" family of LED drivers from GWP-Powerland Technology Inc., a Division of FSP-Powerland, is an ultra-high-efficiency LED driver series targeted toward outdoor lighting like horticulture, fishing, sports, and other outdoor LED applications. The output programmability and wire controllability through optional Bluetooth or ZigBee makes the system solution very flexible. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Controls | Smart Lighting & IoT | Indoor Applications | Apr 04, 2019

Tridonic Adds Casambi Ready RF Modules and Sensors to the basicDIM Wireless Portfolio

Tridonic Adds Casambi Ready RF Modules and Sensors to the basicDIM Wireless Portfolio For Bluetooth-based communication between luminaires Tridonic is launching two new Casambi Ready wireless modules in the basicDIM Wireless portfolio. They can be easily and flexibly integrated into existing systems and, with suitable sensors, can offer considerable potential energy savings. It is also possible for the lighting system to be individually adapted. 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 »