Components | Electronics | Sensors | Special Applications | Jul 20, 2017

ams Launches Smallest Available XYZ Tri-Stimulus Sensor for True Color Consumer Applications

ams Launches Smallest Available XYZ Tri-Stimulus Sensor for True Color Consumer Applications ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, today released the TCS3430, the first XYZ tristimulus True Color sensor IC to be offered with a small footprint suitable for consumer devices such as notebooks, smartphones and tablets. Read more »

Electronics | Components | Controls | Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | Jul 19, 2017

Silvair Ready with the World’s First Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Stack

Silvair Ready with the World’s First Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Stack Yesterday, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) adopted the highly anticipated Bluetooth mesh networking specification, opening a new chapter in the evolution of connected lighting technologies. Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth-based smart lighting networks and one of the major contributors to the development of this new global standard, is the world’s first company offering software solutions for lighting that are officially qualified by the Bluetooth SIG. Read more »

Featured | Components | Smart Lighting + IoT | Electronics | Sensors | Jul 17, 2017

Samsung Introduces Award-Winning Smart Sensor Module for Smart Lighting

Samsung Introduces Award-Winning Smart Sensor Module for Smart Lighting Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has just completed development of a highly innovative, “Smart Sensor” Module (SSM) for use in the widest range of smart lighting applications. The new module was recently selected for the highest honor from the LIGHTFAIR International 2017 Innovation Awards in the category of “Controls: Components, Sensors, Interfaces and Software”. LIGHTFAIR is the largest lighting conference in North America. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Jul 12, 2017

36V, 2A Monolithic Synchronous Step-Down LED Driver with Silent Switcher Topology Minimizes EMI Concerns

36V, 2A Monolithic Synchronous Step-Down LED Driver with Silent Switcher Topology Minimizes EMI Concerns Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LT3932, a monolithic, synchronous, step-down DC/DC converter with internal 36V, 2A power switches and an internal PWM generator. Its fixed frequency, peak current mode control accurately regulates current within ±1.5% for strings of up to 2A LEDs. Its integrated PWM generator offers a 128:1 dimming ratio. If dimming ratios of up to 5000:1 are required, the LT3932 and an external PWM generator can accommodate these applications. Read more »

Electronics | Color Sensor | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Sensors | Jun 01, 2017

ams Broadens Smart Lighting Management Offerings with Standalone Solution for Color Stability and Lumen Maintenance

ams Broadens Smart Lighting Management Offerings with Standalone Solution for Color Stability and Lumen Maintenance Integrated tri-stimulus XYZ color sensor and intelligent driver management in new AS7220 enable high accuracy closed-loop maintenance of LED outputs in industrial, commercial and high-end residential lighting products. Read more »

Electronics | Components | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Jun 01, 2017

EnOcean Launches Easyfit Wall Switches for Wireless and Self-Powered Control of Bluetooth Lighting Systems

EnOcean Launches Easyfit Wall Switches for Wireless and Self-Powered Control of Bluetooth Lighting Systems Technology provider EnOcean now offers wireless and self-powered Easyfit switches for Bluetooth lighting systems for worldwide usage, enabling maintenance-free, ready-to-use LED lighting applications based on energy harvesting technology. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Holder | Driver Modules | May 12, 2017

TE Connectivity Unveils LUMAWISE Drive LED Holder

TE Connectivity Unveils LUMAWISE Drive LED Holder TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, is unveiling 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 the holder and driver into a single package that offers lighting designers the possibility to develop compact, better-looking and more cost-effective lighting products. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | May 12, 2017

Seoul Semiconductor Introduces World’s Smallest 24W DC LED Drivers

Seoul Semiconductor Introduces World’s Smallest 24W DC LED Drivers Seoul Semiconductor, a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, has developed the industry’s smallest phase-cut DC LED driver series, with a power density 10x higher than conventional LED drivers. The NanoDriver Series is the world’s smallest miniature converter at just 13.5 mm wide, and is available in four versions rated for 16 W and 24 W output power for operating LED lighting with input power of 120 V or 230 V (50-60 Hz). Manufactured with Seoul Semiconductor’s original Acrich technology, the NanoDriver Series features an IC directly attached to the substrate, dramatically reducing the size of the converter. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | May 02, 2017

Inventronics Expands Family of LED Drivers that Maximize Efficiency and Increase Cost Effectiveness

Inventronics Expands Family of LED Drivers that Maximize Efficiency and Increase Cost Effectiveness Inventronics is one of the nation’s top LED manufactures because they back their products with unsurpassed quality, warranty and customer support while providing light fixture manufacturers with the products they need. The EUC Series of constant-current LED drivers is ideal for projects that need luminaires at lower levels of brightness but don’t have the budget for programmability or controls. They help to improve costs without sacrificing performance. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Human Centric Lighting | Apr 25, 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 »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Apr 18, 2017

LIFUD Launches NEW Generation LED DALI Push Driver

LIFUD Launches NEW Generation LED DALI Push Driver Applications: LED indoor lighting, LED decorative lighting, LED residential lighting, LED office lighting and LED commercial lighting etc. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Apr 18, 2017

MOSO High Reliable & Flexible Programmable Outdoor LED Driver

MOSO High Reliable & Flexible Programmable Outdoor LED Driver DM-5KV & CM-10KV surge immunity, fully glue-potted IP67 for -40℃ to +60℃ dry/wet/damp conditions, supporting universal 90-305Vac input, MOSO, one of the most influential and well-known new energy enterprises in China, dedicates to provide the efficient, intelligent and safe outdoor LED power supply solutions by introducing its programmable LDP series worldwide. Read more »

Connectivity | Electronics | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Apr 03, 2017

Lemonbeat Combines DALI and Ethernet Technologies with Its Own IoT Ecosystem

Lemonbeat Combines DALI and Ethernet Technologies with Its Own IoT Ecosystem Dortmund-based company Lemonbeat GmbH - the developer behind the IoT infrastructure technology of the same name - is expanding its portfolio, adding interfaces for "DALI", the international standard for lighting controls in building automation, as well as cabled Ethernet technologies. The company will also be exhibiting from 24-28 April at the Hannover Messe trade fair at Stand A10 in Hall 16. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Apr 03, 2017

Fulham Launches Lumoseries 150 W LED Driver

Fulham Launches Lumoseries 150 W LED Driver Designed for 230 V higher output luminaires such as high bays used in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, the new 150 W LumoSeries LED driver like others in the LumoSeries range, features the lowest in-rush current in the industry which means that more drivers and luminaires can be operated on a single circuit, thus reducing the cost of installation with fewer circuit panels and less wire to run. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Sensors | Color Sensor | Human Centric Lighting | Mar 28, 2017

ams Launches AS7225 Tunable-White Lighting Smart System Sensor

ams Launches AS7225 Tunable-White Lighting Smart System Sensor ams AG, a leading provider of high performance sensor solutions, today announced the AS7225 tunable-white lighting smart system sensor, further broadening the solution set for sensor-integrated tunable-white lighting solutions. With the addition of the AS7225, OEM lighting manufacturers can access ams’ closed-loop CCT tuning and daylight compensation, while retaining the existing host microprocessor architecture in their smart lighting design. The result is higher precision, more flexible LED binning, and lower system costs for tunable white lighting systems. 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 »