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 »

Components | Electronics | NFC ICs | Drivers | Smart Lighting & IoT | 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 | Electronics | Driver Modules | DALI-2 | 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 »

Tools | Software | Controls | Web-Application | Aug 22, 2019

Douglas Lighting Controls Introduces CheckLight™ Energy Management Platform

Douglas Lighting Controls Introduces CheckLight™  Energy Management Platform Douglas Lighting Controls, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently announced the launch of its newest energy management platform, CheckLight™ The new cloud-based technology pairs seamlessly with Douglas centralized, distributed and wireless lighting control systems. 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 »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | DALI-2 | Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting & IoT | Jun 24, 2019

ERP Power - World's Smallest DALI-2 Driver for Indoor LED Lighting Applications

ERP Power LLC ("ERP"), a leading provider of small, smart and connected LED drivers for the lighting industry, today announced the world's smallest programmable output drivers with DALI-2 digital controls for indoor lighting applications will be demonstrated May 21-23 at LIGHTFAIR® International 2019 in Philadelphia. ERP Power programmable LED drivers certified to support the DALI-2 standard are expected to appear in the DiiA product database in the next 90 days. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Controls | Bluetooth | Smart Lighting & IoT | May 22, 2019

Fulham Demonstrates SIG-Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Wireless Lighting Control System at LightFair

Fulham Demonstrates SIG-Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Wireless Lighting Control System at LightFair At LightFair 2019 this week, Fulham, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will display its new LED luminaire EliteControl hardware/software solution that uses Bluetooth mesh for wireless lighting control. The wireless luminaire control system includes an LED driver with a Bluetooth mesh interface, a new SmartBridge device for retrofitting luminaires with Bluetooth mesh controls, and an iOS commissioning app. All of Fulham's Bluetooth mesh solutions have been qualified as interoperable by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Controls | Human Centric Lighting | May 20, 2019

Bridgelux Vesta® Flex - Interoperable Lighting and Controls Solution

Bridgelux Vesta® Flex - Interoperable Lighting and Controls Solution Bridgelux today announced Vesta® Flex, an innovative family of dual channel LED drivers and control modules designed to simplify and reduce the cost of connected tunable white luminaires. Immediately compatible with industry standard wired and wireless lighting control protocols including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) and 0-10V, the Vesta Flex system enables simplified, future-ready design flexibility for OEM luminaire manufactures to meet the needs of their end customers without requiring redesign or recertification. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting | May 17, 2019

Kinglumi Unveils TUV ENEC LED Independent Control Gear - LEDGear™ Including DALI-2

Kinglumi Unveils TUV ENEC LED Independent Control Gear - LEDGear™ Including DALI-2 The LEDGear™ new ECGs pack state-of-the-art technology and all the functions of the premium performance into the compact spaces. Designed as a family of independent and quick installation compact constant current LED ECGs, LEDGear™ is qualified by TUV ENEC, CE, CB, SAA, C-tick RoSH and DALI-2. They provide you great value. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Controls | Wireless | Smart Lighting & IoT | May 15, 2019

LumenRadio Presents An Unique Multi Standard Wireless Lighting Control Solution at LightFair

LumenRadio Presents An Unique Multi Standard Wireless Lighting Control Solution at LightFair LumenRadio, the world's leading wireless lighting controls manufacturer and connectivity enabler, will exhibit at LightFair and present their new AirGlow product – a multi standard wireless lighting control solution suitable for both indoor and outdoor light control. AirGlow is unique in that it can scale from individual light group control to be used for large scale light control systems with IoT connectivity. 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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Yole Releases Report on MicroLEDs: Satus and Reality Check

Yole Releases Report on MicroLEDs: Satus and Reality Check MicroLEDs are drawing an increasing amount of attention. Startups have raised more than US$800 million to date, including at least US$100 million in 2019. It is estimated Apple has spent in the range of US$1.5 to US$2 billions on the technology over the last five years. Panel makers such as Samsung ... Read more »

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