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 »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Mar 25, 2019

XDPL8218 – Digital Flyback Controller IC

XDPL8218 – Digital Flyback Controller IC Infineon Technologies AG introduces the new member of its XDP™ LED series, the XDPL8218, a digital, highly integrated future proof design for cost effective LED drivers. The device combines a constant voltage quasi-resonant flyback controller with algorithms for high power factor (> 0.9) and low total harmonic distortion (THD < 15%). Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Mar 25, 2019

BCR601 and BCR602 – 60 V Linear LED Controller IC Family

BCR601 and BCR602 – 60 V Linear LED Controller IC Family With BCR601 and BCR602 Infineon Technologies AG introduces two new members in its successful BCR linear LED controller IC portfolio. Special highlight of the BCR601 is an innovative voltage feedback to the primary side also known as active headroom control, enabling cost- and power-effective LED driver applications. The BCR602 targets dimmable LED applications such as light engines, modules and strips, the wide voltage range up to 60 V makes it ideal fit for 48 V designs and DC/DC grids. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Mar 21, 2019

New 60 V Linear LED Controller ICs from Infineon for General Lighting

New 60 V Linear LED Controller ICs from Infineon for General Lighting With the BCR601 and BCR602 Infineon Technologies AG introduces two new members of its successful BCR linear LED controller IC portfolio. The BCR601 features an innovative voltage feedback to the primary side also known as "active headroom control" (AHC), enabling cost- and power-effective LED driver applications. The BCR602, on the other hand, targets dimmable LED applications such as light engines, modules and strips. Its wide voltage range of up to 60 V makes it ideal fit for 48 V designs and DC/DC grids. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Smart Lighting & IoT | Mar 12, 2019

Infineon Presents XDPL8221 - the Device for Advanced, Smart and Connected LED Driver

Infineon Presents XDPL8221 - the Device for Advanced, Smart and Connected LED Driver The emerging trend of smart lighting and Internet of Things, requires a new generation of LED drivers. Infineon Technologies AG introduces the new member of its XDP™ LED series, the XDPL8221 for cost-effective dual-stage drivers with advanced features. This device combines a quasi-resonant PFC and a quasi-resonant flyback controller with primary side regulation together with a communication interface. A comprehensive set of configurable protection mechanisms (standard and sophisticated) ensure safe, reliable and robust LED driver for a large set of use cases. The new driver IC will be showcased at the APEC 2019 exhibition in Anaheim, CA. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Street Lighting | Mar 11, 2019

Inventronics Expands Family of Controls-Ready, High Input Voltage LED Drivers

Inventronics Expands Family of Controls-Ready, High Input Voltage LED Drivers Inventronics has announced the expansion of the ESD family of Controls-Ready, high input voltage LED drivers to include models delivering a full 480W at a wide output current range between 1.5-10.0 A. The new ESD-480SxxxDT series operates over a 249-528 Vac input range making it ideal for a multitude of projects in varying geographical locations. It provides absolute cost savings with full-load efficiency up to 95% and eliminates the need for a step-down transformer within the lighting fixture. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | NFC | Outdoor Applications | Mar 06, 2019

Tridonic Announces Third-Generation Outdoor Drivers Now Having NFC Interface

Tridonic Announces Third-Generation Outdoor Drivers Now Having NFC Interface Third-generation outdoor drivers from the excite (EXC) and advanced (ADV) series by Tridonic are now available, all with NFC interface. The dimmable control gear elements for the luminaire fixture are available in various wattages and also, if required, with matching LED modules. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Controls | DALI | Bridge | Indoor Applications | Feb 12, 2019

Code Mercenaries Releases DMX/RDM to DALI Bridge

Code Mercenaries Releases DMX/RDM to DALI Bridge Code Mercenaries is proud to introduce its LED-Warrior16, a DMX/ RDM to DALI bridge. The LED-Warrior16-DR converts DMX/RDM lighting control data into DALI commands. This allows to control DALI luminaires from a DMX/RDM bus. The LED-Warrior16 comes in an enclosure for mounting on a DIN rail. It requires a 7 V to 26 V DC power supply with 30 mA max. Read more »

Components | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting & IoT | DALI | NFC | Indoor Applications | Feb 05, 2019

Design of Flat Stylish Luminaires Made Easy with Tridonic's LED Drivers with DALI Power Supply

Design of Flat Stylish Luminaires Made Easy with Tridonic's LED Drivers with DALI Power Supply With a height of only 11 or 16 mm the new drivers in the premium series (PRE) from Tridonic give luminaire designers enormous freedom to create versatile luminaire designs. In addition to the usual wide dimming range and one4all interface there are versions with an NFC interface. The 16 mm versions also have an integrated DALI power supply (po4a). Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Constant-Voltage | Feb 04, 2019

Inventronics - Narrow Input, Constant-Voltage Drivers Offer Significant Savings If No Universal Input Is Required

Inventronics - Narrow Input, Constant-Voltage Drivers Offer Significant Savings If No Universal Input Is Required Inventronics is pleased to announce the expansion of their constant-voltage EBV Series to include 75 W, 100 W and 150 W models that operate at a narrow input voltage range from 176-305 Vac. Narrowing the input voltage range has allowed Inventronics to reduce manufacturing costs and offer significant savings to regions that do not require a universal input voltage range. This series of LED drivers are made with a compact, extruded-metal housing enabling more creative freedom on luminaire design. They are IP67 rated which is ideal in architectural, decorative and signage lighting projects. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Jan 31, 2019

GlacialPower Launches New GP-TH120N-24V LED Constant Voltage Driver with TRIAC Dimming

GlacialPower Launches New GP-TH120N-24V LED Constant Voltage Driver with TRIAC Dimming GlacialPower, the power division of the LED technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc, announces the new GP-TH120N-24V LED constant voltage driver. It is available in 24 V DC output rated power of 120 W. The driver supports TRIAC dimming function, and appropriates for LED strip applications in places such as restaurants, jewelry shop, home and theater. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Controls | Smart Lighting & IoT | Outdoor Applications | Jan 25, 2019

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Outdoor NEMA Lighting Controller

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Outdoor NEMA Lighting Controller EuControls is excited to announce the addition of its latest wireless lighting controller to its growing lighting controls product portfolio. The new ECM-20-ZB is a 20 Amp rated 100–277VAC Zigbee compatible lighting controller intended for plug-and-play installation on outdoor area lighting fixtures containing NEMA twist-lock receptacles (ANSI C136.41-2013 standard). Fully Zigbee compliant on/off and dimming control is supported, and the controller’s built-in north-facing photo sensor can enable daylight harvesting via gateway control or failover to predetermined on/off behavior based on luminous setpoints if connection with the gateway is lost. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Indoor Applications | Electronics | Drivers | Jan 17, 2019

Hidden in Light Rails - No Need for a Trackbox with these Tridonic LED Drivers

Hidden in Light Rails - No Need for a Trackbox with these Tridonic LED Drivers With the in-track drivers in the advanced and excite (ADV/EXC) series, Tridonic is continuing with the miniaturisation of its control gear. The drivers have an output power of 25 or 40 W and are integrated directly in the adapter for the 230 V track systems so there is no longer any need for a trackbox. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Jan 16, 2019

Inventronics Expands Cost-Effective, Programmable LED Driver Family

Inventronics Expands Cost-Effective, Programmable LED Driver Family Inventronics has expanded their EUK family of programmable, constant-power and IP67 LED drivers to include models at power levels of 320 W. These new models are in addition to already extensive power level range which includes 75 W, 96 W, 150 W, 200 W and 240 W models. The EUK family is well suited for applications that do not require enhanced features such as always-on auxiliary power, controls-ready features or multiple timer dimming capabilities. By optimizing the features including isolated 0-10 V and 10 V PWM dimming, there is now a more cost-effective product that still offers design flexibility, high efficiency and a reliable performance. Read more »

Components | Driver Modules | Controls | Wireless | IoT | Indoor Applications | Jan 09, 2019

Tridonic's New LED Drivers Have basicDIM Wireless Module Directly Integrated

Tridonic's New LED Drivers Have basicDIM Wireless Module Directly Integrated Tridonic has now equipped its new LED drivers in the premium (PRE) series with the basicDIM Wireless module. Quick, convenient, space-saving wireless lighting control is now possible without the need for any additional cabling. 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 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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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 »