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 »

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

NFC | Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Driver Modules | DALI | Components | 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 »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Controls | Components | Electronics | 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 »

Electronics | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | 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 »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Emergency Lighting | Jan 07, 2019

Upgrade for Emergency Lighting Components Provides Smart Battery Management

Upgrade for Emergency Lighting Components Provides Smart Battery Management Tridonic has further developed its emergency lighting units. The new generation EM converterLED BASIC MH/LiFePO4 in the low-profile housing now supports not only NiMH but also LiFePO4 batteries and operates with intelligent battery management. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Dec 17, 2018

Smart High-Power LED Driver from Lifud

Smart High-Power LED Driver from Lifud As a pioneer in the LED industry who dared to break away from conventions and apply non-isolated design to the LED driver for UFO high bay driver, Lifud has done a good job referring to the sales records and customer feedback of the LF-FHBxxxYx series. Read more »

Electronics | Smart Lighting + IoT | Indoor Applications | Components | Sensors | Dec 11, 2018

EnOcean Presents the First Self-Powered Bluetooth® Sensor for Intelligent Lighting Control

EnOcean Presents the First Self-Powered Bluetooth® Sensor for Intelligent Lighting Control At CES 2019 in Las Vegas (January 8-11, 2019), EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, will be launching a new ceiling-mounted solar-powered occupancy sensor (PIR) for Bluetooth lighting control systems communicating via Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE). It will be the first self-powered Bluetooth® occupancy sensor on the market integrating EnOcean’s field-proven energy harvesting technology and offering best customer experience by being maintenance-free, freely positionable, highly flexible and easy to install. The new sensor, in a small and functional housing design, will add to EnOcean’s Easyfit portfolio of battery-free Bluetooth® switches and perfectly support the company’s strategy to easily provide precious data for the digitalization of buildings using LED lighting systems as data backbone for intelligent control. Visitors to the CES show can experience EnOcean’s Easyfit Bluetooth® solutions at Sands Expo #40464. The new sensor will be available on the market from January 2019. Read more »

FEATURED

LumiTop 4000: Comprehensive Optical Wafer Testing for μLEDs

LumiTop 4000: Comprehensive Optical Wafer Testing for μLEDs Instrument Systems offers a unique camera-based measurement solution for μLED wafer testing that generates 2-dimensional, pixel-resolved optical analyses within given cycle times. The LumiTop 4000 has a resolution of 12 MP and can detect the smallest of defects and inhomogeneities on the wafer. ... Read more »

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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 »