Components | Electronics | PFC Controller | Dec 07, 2017

Diodes Introduces New Offline Constant Voltage and PFC Controller for Connected LED Lighting

Diodes Introduces New Offline Constant Voltage and PFC Controller for Connected LED Lighting Diodes Incorporated, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets, today introduced the AL1788. This high-performance offline constant voltage and PFC controller has been developed to combine high power factor correction (PFC) with low total harmonic distortion (THD) and low standby power, making it well-suited for commercial applications and connected lighting requirements. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting & IoT | Dec 06, 2017

Upowertek Announces DALI Compatibility for 50-400W BLD Series LED Driver

Upowertek Announces DALI Compatibility for 50-400W BLD Series LED Driver DALI (digital addressable lighting interface) protocol is very commonly used for intelligent lighting control according to IEC 62386 from the fluorescent age and many retrofitting projects using LED lights require DALI compatibility. Upowertek recently announced that BLD series support DALI control, and still own all the existing features like NFC programming without having to power on the driver and dim to off with low standby power. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Sensors | Smart Lighting & IoT | Dec 04, 2017

Tristimulus Sensor Supports Accurate Measurement of Photobiologically Active Light

Tristimulus Sensor Supports Accurate Measurement of Photobiologically Active Light ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, today introduced the AS7264N, a tri-stimulus sensor which provides measurements of color that closely match the human eye’s response to the visible light spectrum. The new sensor also accurately measures blue-light wavelengths, which researchers have linked to important health effects such as disruption or management of the circadian rhythm, accelerated eye aging, and eye strain. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | Electronics | Smart Lighting & IoT | Nov 30, 2017

SoC Technologies in Lighting - Today’s Landscape and Tomorrow's Practices

SoC Technologies in Lighting - Today’s Landscape and Tomorrow's Practices A system-on-chip (SoC) quite suddenly became an important component in the lighting industry, fueling IoT innovation and opening new opportunities, while at the same time bringing disruption and new challenges. With rapid advancements in wireless communication, the impact of connected technologies on the lighting business will only keep increasing. This means deeper integration with SoCs and more attention from silicon vendors as they start competing for market share in this promising segment. But what is the current state of SoC design from the lighting perspective? Are chipmakers keeping up with the growing expectations for wireless lighting control solutions that are mature and truly reliable? When developing its complete Bluetooth software stack for professional lighting, Silvair worked with a number of different SoCs. Therefore, Piotr Winiarczyk, Wireless Solution Architect, and Szymon Rzadkosz might have found the answers to these questions. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Nov 30, 2017

E-Lemon - The First Driver with integrated IP67 Connectors in the Market

E-Lemon - The First Driver with integrated IP67 Connectors in the Market E-Lemon has developed and marketed an innovative LED driver with integrated IP67 waterproof connectors, which allows leak-proof installations in your garden or bathrooms. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Nov 20, 2017

Inventronics New LED Drivers Without Electrolytic Capacitors for Longer Lifetimes

Inventronics New LED Drivers Without Electrolytic Capacitors for Longer Lifetimes Inventronics has announced the release of a new series of LED drivers with a revolutionary design backed by a 10-year warranty. These Controls-Ready, programmable drivers were specifically designed with the intentions to provide a robust, industry-leading driver for those applications requiring extremely long operation life. They are ideal for industrial, bay, street, roadway, area and tunnel lighting. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Nov 20, 2017

Seoul Semiconductor Introduces an Acrich Based Compact LED Driver with 5X the Power Density of Conventional Drivers

Seoul Semiconductor Introduces an Acrich Based Compact LED Driver with 5X the Power Density of Conventional Drivers Seoul Semiconductor, a global leader and innovator of LED products and technology, has developed an ultra-compact LED driver series with a power density 5X higher than conventional LED drivers. Based on Seoul Semiconductor’s patented Acrich technology, the MicroDriver Series delivers more than 24W of output power with a power density of 20W/cubic inch cubic inch, compared to existing drivers at 3-5W/cubic inch. Measuring just 1.5” x 1.1” x 0.8” (38mm x 28mm x 20.5mm), the MicroDriver is 80% smaller than conventional LED drivers, giving lighting designers the ability to develop ultra-thin and novel luminaires with flicker-free operation. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Nov 20, 2017

MOSO Launched a New Cost-Competitive EHC Family with Input Protection and Low THD

MOSO Launched a New Cost-Competitive EHC Family with Input Protection and Low THD MOSO has launched a new constant current EHC series to global market. With more compact size, lower total harmonic distortion, EHC series covers from 26 W to 150 W to meet different requirements. To protect the luminaires from challenging power conditions, input protection feature has been added in MOSO drivers for the first time. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | Electronics | Drivers | Nov 09, 2017

LED Driver Miniaturization - Opening New Opportunities for Solid State Lighting

LED Driver Miniaturization - Opening New Opportunities for Solid State Lighting While LEDs have significantly improved over the past decade, driver technologies have not kept pace and are, in some respects, the limiting factors for new applications. Size is a particular issue. Dramatically increasing the switching frequency helps to reduce size but often causes other issues or is costly. Mickey Madsen, CEO of Nordic Power Converters, explains how his company has overcome the hurdles and made it feasible by designing very high frequency LED drivers. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Research | Electronics | Drivers | Nov 02, 2017

LED-Retrofit Based on AlGaN/GaN-on-Si Field- Effect Transistor Drivers

LED-Retrofit Based on AlGaN/GaN-on-Si Field- Effect Transistor Drivers Efficient driver technologies for LED systems are still a relevant topic. Several new approaches are proposed and new technologies are under development. Andreas Zibold, PhD student at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF, and his co-authors, M. Kunzer, R. Reiner, B. Weiß, P. Waltereit, R. Quay, J. Wagner, and O. Ambacher demonstrate the suitability of AlGaN/GaNon- Si field effect transistors (FETs) for their use in LED drivers. The transistors are tested in an isolated buck converter and an efficiency of 86% is measured for the full converter circuit. The driver circuit is combined with an LED module based on a laser-structured Aluminum Nitride (AlN) ceramic board onto which 21 high power white-emitting LED chips are mounted. This combination resulted in an LEDRetrofit lamp with a total light output of 2676 lm at an efficacy level of 119 lm/W. The results compare favorably to state-of-the-art commercial solutions. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Oct 30, 2017

Inventronics Expands Robust LED Drivers with Market-Leading Input Protection

Inventronics Expands Robust LED Drivers with Market-Leading Input Protection Inventronics has expanded their EDC series of constant-current LED drivers designed specifically for the Indian market and those markets who face challenging power regulations to include 100W models. They help protect against poor quality supplied to the LED driver, reducing maintenance costs and safeguarding the luminaire. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Oct 25, 2017

Getting the Light Level Just Right with RECOM’s New Low Cost TRIAC Dimmable Drivers

Getting the Light Level Just Right with RECOM’s New Low Cost TRIAC Dimmable Drivers RECOM introduces four new LED drivers with 9 W, 12 W, 18 W and 25 W outputs. They deliver 1% to 100% leading-edge or trailing-edge TRIAC-controlled dimming at the market’s most affordable prices. These LED drivers are designed for either retrofit or new installations and allow the user to set the lighting atmosphere and mood in homes, spotlighting and furniture installations. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Oct 09, 2017

6-60 W High Efficiency (91%) Flicker-Free LED Driver LF-GIFxxxYA Series

6-60 W High Efficiency (91%) Flicker-Free LED Driver LF-GIFxxxYA Series In August 2017, Lifud launched its new generation flicker-free LED drivers LF-GIFxxxYA series into the market, and now it is getting very popular among our clients home and abroad for its super high efficiency (91%) and excellent flicker-free effect (0.2%). And this driver is developed with Lifud patent protected design and now it has already been ENEC, CE, CB, TUV, RCM, SAA and CCC certified. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Human Centric Lighting | Oct 06, 2017

Fulham Launches New 25 W Universal Mains Dimmable Driver

Fulham Launches New 25 W Universal Mains Dimmable Driver October sees the launch of a new LED 25 W universal mains dimmable driver from Fulham Europe, one of the leaders in electronic lighting components. The new dimmable driver is expected to be very popular as it is designed to be compatible with most dimmers from a wide range of dimming controls manufacturers. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting & IoT | Oct 03, 2017

Inventronics Introduces Zhaga Compatible IP20 LED Drivers with DALI Dimming

Inventronics Introduces Zhaga Compatible IP20 LED Drivers with DALI Dimming Inventronics has announced the expansion of their compact, Zhaga compatible line of drivers to include 120W models. These full-featured, constant-current programmable IP20 LED drivers are designed to be extremely cost effective. Providing two product offerings to include 0-10 V, PWM, DALI, AC Dim and multiple timer options increasing design flexibility. The EBS Series utilizes convenient push terminals for an easier installation which can simplify production and reduce installation costs. Read more »

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Simultaneous Measurement of Several Wavelength Ranges

Simultaneous Measurement of Several Wavelength Ranges Instrument Systems offers smart high-end solutions for complex spectral measurements that are to be made simultaneously over an extremely broad wavelength range, or over several samples. A group of spectroradiometers of the CAS series can be controlled in parallel by a trigger box. Read more »

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Multisystem - Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting

Multisystem - Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting A.A.G. Stucchi low voltage system for track lighting is developed to satisfy all technical and design needs. The all system is based on a “smart core” that provides easy and magnetic installation of the lighting fixtures, and integrated databus for light control, thus being technically at the ... Read more »

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Eyelove Healthy Lighting LED - New Updates

Eyelove Healthy Lighting LED - New Updates Last October, NATIONSTAR launched Eyelove brand of healthy lighting LED, which attracted wide attention from customers at home and abroad, and was favored by the market and recognized by the industry for its excellent performance. It has won many honors such as "the first batch of healthy lighting ... Read more »

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American Bright Optoelectronics Expands Its Family of IR Products to Cover Security, Remote Control, Appliance and Night Vision Applications

American Bright Optoelectronics Expands Its Family of IR Products to Cover Security, Remote Control, Appliance and Night Vision Applications American Bright has introduced the most complete family of discrete infrared (IR) products in the industry, expanding its 20-year global leadership in the remote control and sensing markets. Product selection includes through-hole, surface mount (SMT) and PLCC variants of the industries’ most ... Read more »

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Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency

Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency  Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp® XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing LEDs by up to 68 percent. ... Read more »

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Well-Being, Light and Exhibition Lighting

Well-Being, Light and Exhibition Lighting Commentary from LpR 71: Well-being is the state of feeling healthy and happy, a good or satisfactory condition of existence, including the emotional and psychological sphere. In 1810, Goethe published a theory based on a human-based approach, combining visual appearance with harmony, culture, ... Read more »

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High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

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