Products, Materials & Tools | Oct 05, 2016

Wacker Presents New Silicone Rubber Grades for Encapsulating LEDs

Wacker Presents New Silicone Rubber Grades for Encapsulating LEDs Wacker, the Munich-based chemical company, will unveil two new encapsulation compounds for light-emitting diodes (LED) at the 20th International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber K 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The encapsulants Lumisil® 740 and Lumisil® 770 cure to form highly transparent silicone elastomers. Both silicones withstand exceptionally high operating temperatures and strong light radiation without yellowing or becoming brittle. They are thus ideal for encapsulating high-performance LEDs. K 2016 will take place from October 19 to 26, 2016. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | May 06, 2016

PolyOne UltraTuf™ LED Light-Diffusing Sheet Cuts Hot Spots, Improves Design Freedom

PolyOne UltraTuf™ LED Light-Diffusing Sheet Cuts Hot Spots, Improves Design Freedom PolyOne today announced the launch of UltraTuf™ LED, a premium light diffusing sheet that combines excellent light transmission and diffusion properties with toughness, chemical resistance and improved design flexibility. UltraTuf LED sheet is made using BPA-free Eastman Spectar™ Stratus copolyester, which has received UL Greenguard Certification for Indoor Air Quality. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Mar 04, 2016

Verbatim’s Vx-Filter Technology Enriches Lighting Spectrum to Render Objects with Exact Colors

Verbatim’s Vx-Filter Technology Enriches Lighting Spectrum to Render Objects with Exact Colors Using proprietary technology from its parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical, Verbatim introduces an innovative filter designed for use with its track lights, and GU10 and MR16 lamps to simultaneously boost the color rendering index (CRI) and vividness of colors perceived. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Jan 18, 2016

Wacker Launches New High-Refractive-Index Silicones for LEDs

Wacker Launches New High-Refractive-Index Silicones for LEDs Wacker, the Munich-based chemical company, has developed new encapsulants for light emitting diodes (LED) and optical components. The compounds are made of highly transparent silicone elastomers with a high refractive index. The products withstand high operating temperatures and strong light radiation without yellowing. That makes them ideal for manufacturing LEDs with high light efficiency. They also protect the LED chip against corrosive gases, which greatly extends the component’s service life. The silicone encapsulation compounds can be processed in industrial metering processes such as dispensing. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 18, 2015

LEDiL Introduces Angelette Family for Uniform Indoor Achitectural Lighting

Light distribution example for one of LEDiL's Angelette reflectors for different LED types LEDiL introduces six new Angelette family members with the following symmetrical light distributions: narrow spot, medium flood and wide flood. All the Angelette’s share a smooth, glare-free and uniform light pattern, and are optimized for high quality office spaces, hospitality and museum lighting purposes. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Sep 25, 2015

Shin-Etsu's New Silicone Delivers Superior Thermal Resistance and Clarity for HB LEDs

Shin-Etsu Silicones' new LIMS X-34-1972-3 is highl transparent and durable As an innovative response to meet the increasing demands (higher heat/brightness characteristics) of cutting-edge LED technologies, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America (SESA: A U.S. subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., Japan) has recently introduced its new optically clear LIMS (Liquid Injection Molding System) X-34-1972-3 material. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Sep 02, 2015

Luminit Recently Announced a New Edge-Lit Uniformity Tape and a New Direction Turning Film

Luminit's new Edge-Lit Uniformity Tape (left) uses Luminit’s patented diffusion technology, and the Direction Turning Film (right) enables 20° off-axis placement of an incoming beam Luminit LLC, a privately held high technology company specializing in custom and standard holographic light shaping diffusers, adds Edge-Lit Uniformity Tape (EUT) to its unique lineup of Light Shaping Diffusers®. EUT is an inexpensive and effective solution for solving common problems associated with widely-spaced LEDs. The company also introduces a new Direction Turning Film (DTF) to its growing line of optical technologies and products. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Aug 20, 2015

Ellsworth Adhesives Now Supplies the Latest in Reflective Optical Coatings

Dow Corning's CI-2001 highly reflective optical coating is now available from Ellsworth Adhesives Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce that they now supply CI-2001 from Dow Corning®, a silicone white reflective conformal coating used in the manufacturing of LED lamps and lighting assemblies. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Aug 10, 2015

NEMA Optical Systems from Khatod Make Your Arena Lighting the Brightest Experience

Khatod's LED optics deliver high-intensity illumination for arena lighting NEMA OPTICAL SYSTEMS enable optimization of the high intensity light output of the most current Power LEDs. Deliver great solutions for the most diverse Lighting applications in sporting facilities, arenas and stadiums as well as in industrial and commercial buildings. In high bay and low bay as well as in floodlight applications, indoor and outdoor, the LED optics always offer outstanding light quality. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Jun 15, 2015

New Line – New System: Nactus Smile, The First Round Optical Systems for Area Lighting

Khatod's Nactus Smile is the first round optical systems for area lighting First-of-its-kind optical system realized in round shape, offers new ideas for the execution of exclusive lighting projects. Nactus Smile is a single die cast round array with 12 lenses, created in 8 different models, each with individual photometry and typical lighting pattern. Designed for most popular LEDs, it is available in many beam angles: Symmetric, Asymmetric, Rotosymmetric, Square; complying with IESNA Type I, II, III, V and ECE ME3a. On request, available with silicone gasket for IP. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | May 11, 2015

BICOM Extends Line of LED Lenses

Just one out of the big number of Bicom's recently released new lenses Time is flying. Bicom Optics has achieved fruitful results in past days. We have developed lots of new lenses, bulb covers and reflectors this year. With the different angles, shapes and sizes, our products can meet customers’ requirements in all fields. There will be used UV-stabilized optical PC and optical PMMA material. These will cause the light efficiency up to 90%. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Apr 08, 2015

Khatod Easy Reflector Systems: New Concept - High-Tech - Unique Design

Khatod's new Easy Reflector Systems consists of two parts to ease assembly Easy reflector systems for COB LEDs are first and unique reflectors made of two elements assembled together by a simple snap-in operation. A totally new-concept solution allowing immediate and easy mounting into the final application. The fixing holes having 35 mm or 25 mm spacing will match most popular Zhaga compliant adaptors or holders. Optimize the light flux emitted by COB LED systems with LES ranging 9 to 19 mm diameter. Excellent lighting efficiency over 85%. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Mar 16, 2015

From Khatod Think-Tank to a Tank in Lighting - For Your Extreme Applications in LED Lighting

One of Kathod Tank's big benefits is the easy handling while being extremely robust Tank Optical System is a square array made up of 36 lenses, for most popular LEDs. Engineered for use in hard jobsite conditions of construction industry and manufactured to the highest of standards, Tank meets a great variety of LED Lighting applications, from light towers to portable lighting. Its robust structure withstands hard handling, while maximizing the scene lighting in large yards as well as in confined spaces. On request, available IP protected with integrated silicone gasket. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Mar 10, 2015

BICOM Extends Line of LED Lenses

Just one out of the big number of Bicom's recently released new lenses Time is flying. Bicom Optics has achieved fruitful results in past days. We have developed lots of new lenses, bulb covers and reflectors this year. With the different angles, shapes and sizes, our products can meet customers’ requirements in all fields. There will be used UV-stabilized optical PC and optical PMMA material. These will cause the light efficiency up to 90%. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Feb 26, 2015

Bayer Introduces New Polycarbonate Sheet Products for Lighting Lenses

Makrolon® sheets are available with different surface structures, colors and grades LEDs are advancing lighting options, both in design and functionality, yet consumers are looking for more. They look for high-quality lighting, durability, safety and attractive aesthetics. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) require these same properties in materials to meet consumer needs. Bayer MaterialScience LLC offers OEMs a broad range of polycarbonate sheet materials for their lighting needs. Bayer is further expanding its broad range of polycarbonate sheet products for lighting applications. Read more »

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Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good' At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of 'Light so Good'. 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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Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from IGB in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin ... 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 »