Featured | Components | Optics | Resins | Electrolube | Nov 18, 2019

Light Diffusing Polyurethane LED Potting Compound

Light Diffusing Polyurethane LED Potting Compound UR5635 light diffusing polyurethane LED potting compound is a two-part, semi-rigid polyurethane resin which has been formulated to have a light diffusing effect. Its cloudy appearance offers a unique light diffusion effect which has seen UR5635 used to great success as an LED potting compound for both decorative and protective applications. Read more »

Commercial Lighting | Adaptable Optics | Optics | Optics + Opt. Materials | Components | May 16, 2019

LensVector Expands Dynamic Beam Shaping Lens Portfolio at LFI 2019

LensVector Expands Dynamic Beam Shaping Lens Portfolio at LFI 2019 LensVector is expanding its lens portfolio with the LensVector S2F Series that enables Dynamic Beam Shaping between a 15-degree spot and a 35-degree flood. The company's first offering, with a beam angle range of 5 to 50 degrees, is now the LensVector M2M Series. Additionally, LensVector now offers all lenses in a smaller, 35 mm, option that complements the current 48 mm and 65 mm lenses. Read more »

Diffusors | Optics + Opt. Materials | Components | Mar 29, 2018

SABIC to Introduce Pioneering LEXAN™ DLCW Light Diffusing Technology

SABIC  to Introduce Pioneering LEXAN™ DLCW Light Diffusing Technology SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will present the latest addition to its LEXAN™ sheet sign portfolio, LEXAN™ DLCW (Diffused Light Cool White), an advanced light diffusing polycarbonate sheet, at the International Sign Expo in Orlando, Fla., March 22-24. Featuring a special combination of high light diffusion and high transmission via an optimized surface texture and advanced diffuser technology, the extruded polycarbonate sheet delivers considerable advantages over traditional materials in terms of bright, uniform illumination, impact resistance, attractiveness and design freedom. Read more »

Resins | Optics + Opt. Materials | Components | Mar 16, 2018

Electrolube Presents First Clear UL94 V-0 Flame Retardant PU Resin LEDs

Electrolube Presents First Clear UL94 V-0 Flame Retardant PU Resin LEDs The global electro-chemicals manufacturer, Electrolube, has frequently been approached regarding the prospect of an optically clear, flame retardant resin. As the demand for LED encapsulation ever increases, particularly for hazardous areas, Electrolube has developed the long-awaited new UR5641 encapsulation resin. Read more »

Optics + Opt. Materials | Components | Micro-Optics | Feb 19, 2018

A Revolution in Optics from IQ Structures

A Revolution in Optics from IQ Structures Brand new revolutionary lenses for luminaires come to the market under the trade name NANOPTIQS. This is a completely new approach to designing and manufacturing lenses using calculated surface nano- and micro-structures. Read more »

Linear Optics | Optics + Opt. Materials | Components | Dec 18, 2017

The Right Distribution of Light for all Situations with the Accessory Package Optics

The Right Distribution of Light for all Situations with the Accessory Package Optics The Tridonic portfolio has been expanded to include a complete accessory package of lenses with various beam characteristics. The lenses are suitable for all DC LLE 24 mm modules and are easy to mount. For the three-row LLE 55 mm modules, the company also provides the corresponding optics enabling various light distributions for applications in offices and shops. Read more »

Linear Optics | Optics + Opt. Materials | Components | Nov 15, 2017

Linnea – A Fabulous Linear Lighting Solution from LEDiL - the People that Make Light Right

Linnea – A Fabulous Linear Lighting Solution from LEDiL - the People that Make Light Right Anyone who has spent countless hours in artificially lit indoor environments knows how tiring on the eyes it can eventually become. Many of you reading this will know exactly what we’re talking about. Yes, fluorescent lighting. But hey, that’s so 1980s and 90s, isn’t it? Well, not really. It seems there are many indoor spaces that are still lit with these often flickering, unevenly lit outdated tubes of the past. The era of oil and candlelight have long gone but those pesky fluorescent light tubes remain and some might even think they are still relevant. Well, we’re here to tell you they’re not. Thanks to LEDs and some innovative optic design by our in-house team we have something better – much better.  Read more »

Optics + Opt. Materials | Components | Oct 24, 2017

LEDiL Introduces Four New Optics: Florence2, Gabriella, Carmen & Stella

LEDiL Introduces Four New Optics: Florence2, Gabriella, Carmen & Stella In October, LEDil announced the release of four new products in all segments: indoor, outdoor and linear lighting. The releases include our 3-row linear industrial newcomer Florence2, an expansion of our colour mixing family Gabriella, new beams and diameters in the Carmen family optimised for retail lighting, as well as a new spot in the Stella family for lenses up to IP67. Read more »

Resins | Optics + Opt. Materials | Components | Oct 12, 2017

Opalescent PU Potting Resin for LEDs Gives Diffused Light Effect

Opalescent PU Potting Resin for LEDs Gives Diffused Light Effect From high performance LED chip packaging encapsulants and potting materials to thermal management solutions and adhesives to bond lighting assemblies, Techsil provide a variety of materials to provide environmental protection, extend service life and improve light performance. Product chemistries include Silicones, Polyurethanes, Epoxies, Greases and Pressure Sensitive Tapes. Read more »

Featured | Resins | Optics + Opt. Materials | Components | Encapsulants | Oct 12, 2017

New Optical Silicone Binder from Dow Corning

New Optical Silicone Binder from Dow Corning Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, today introduced Dow Corning® CL-1000 Optical Silicone Binder, a new, more thermally stable, high refractive index (RI) material available only in China that is formulated to expand design options for high-power chip-scale LED packaging (CSP). The latest addition to the company’s portfolio of advanced solutions for LED lighting, CL-1000 Binder offers best-in-class thermal stability and is optimized for compression molding processes. Read more »

Featured | Conformal Coating | Resins | Optics + Opt. Materials | Components | Oct 05, 2017

Master Bond UV22DC80-1 Simplifies LED Assembly

Master Bond UV22DC80-1 Simplifies LED Assembly Single component, no mix epoxy dual cure UV22DC80-1 formulation cures upon exposure to UV light and or heat. It enables high productivity speed, lowers manufacturing costs and offers protection from exposure to moisture, chemicals, high temperature, vibration, dust, dirt, airborne contaminants. Secondary heat cure mechanism allows cross linking in “shadowed out” areas at a user friendly 80°C. Rapid UV fixturing/positioning of components provides lamp/luminaire production engineers design flexibility. Read more »

Featured | Optics + Opt. Materials | Components | Retrofit | Apr 15, 2017

ZORYA – Omnidirectional Retrofit Lenses from LEDiL

ZORYA – Omnidirectional Retrofit Lenses from LEDiL ZORYA is a unique LED optics design from LEDiL with around 340-degrees of light distribution. The whole lens is covered in small “spikes” that are basically individual optics in themselves. This innovative design – unlike anything seen before in LED optics – can harness all the light from any size LED and transform it into omnidirectional lighting that mimics a traditional light bulb beam pattern. Read more »

Silicones | Featured | Resins | Optics + Opt. Materials | Components | Apr 03, 2017

New High-Performance Optical Silicones from Dow Corning

New High-Performance Optical Silicones from Dow Corning Dow Corning Corporation is launching a new family of moldable optical silicones that give LED lighting designers and manufacturers greater freedom. Enabling innovative lighting designs and providing new solutions, these advanced materials are part of an award-winning, expanding portfolio of high-performance moldable optical silicones. Read more »

Optics + Opt. Materials | Components | Mar 23, 2017

LEDiL Introduces a Bunch of New LED Optics for Indoor and Outdoor Applications

LEDiL Introduces a Bunch of New LED Optics for Indoor and Outdoor Applications LEDiL OY, the market leading innovative company designing and manufacturing secondary optics for LEDs and COBs, announced the release of several new optics for indoor and outdoor applications. The new products cover applications from retail lighting to industrial lighting, area lighting, arena lighting and street lighting. The new offerings concern reflectors as well as single lens and lens array optics. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Oct 17, 2016

Electrolube Launch New Resin and Thermal Management Solutions for LED Manufacturers

Electrolube Launch New Resin and Thermal Management Solutions for LED Manufacturers With the rapid growth of the LED market, correct product selection is imperative to ensure LED performance and lifetime. Electrolube, an established global manufacturer of electro-chemicals, has developed a number of key new products to help LED manufacturers improve upon the thermal management of LED products and ensure the desired results for heat dissipation are achieved. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must From high voltage ballasts for fluorescent bulbs to LED accent lighting, advancements in lighting technologies for industrial and domestic markets have led to a surge in EMI concerns. Luckily, mitigating EMI early on, avoiding costly product redesigns and delays, can be as simple as ... Read more »

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Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection UV radiation encompasses a very wide wavelength spectrum between 10 and 400 nm and is subdivided in ISO Standard 21348 into three ranges. The UVC range between 100 and 280nm is currently extremely relevant for air and water disinfection for combating COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic ... Read more »

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Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that ... Read more »

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New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls explores the current interest in networked lighting controls (NLC) and the benefits various stakeholders can attain from championing interoperable systems. The report details three specific and actionable use cases and explains why interoperability ... Read more »

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design Ruairí O'Brien, associate professor and head of the Architecture and Visual design department at the German University in Cairo and CEO of Ruairí O'Brien. Architektur. Licht Raumkunst, surprised and delighted the audience with his lecture at LpS 2016 when he talked about allowing darkness. He ... Read more »