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 »

Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | 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 »

Electronics | Components | Smart Lighting + IoT | Drivers | NFC ICs | 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 »

Electronics | Driver Modules | DALI-2 | Components | 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 »

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 »

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WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must From high voltage ballasts for fluorescent bulbs to LED accent lighting, advancements in lighting technologies for industrial and domestic markets have led to a surge in EMI concerns. Luckily, mitigating EMI early on, avoiding costly product redesigns and delays, can be as simple as ... Read more »

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Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection UV radiation encompasses a very wide wavelength spectrum between 10 and 400 nm and is subdivided in ISO Standard 21348 into three ranges. The UVC range between 100 and 280nm is currently extremely relevant for air and water disinfection for combating COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic ... Read more »

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Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that ... Read more »

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New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls explores the current interest in networked lighting controls (NLC) and the benefits various stakeholders can attain from championing interoperable systems. The report details three specific and actionable use cases and explains why interoperability ... Read more »

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design Ruairí O'Brien, associate professor and head of the Architecture and Visual design department at the German University in Cairo and CEO of Ruairí O'Brien. Architektur. Licht Raumkunst, surprised and delighted the audience with his lecture at LpS 2016 when he talked about allowing darkness. He ... Read more »