Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 04, 2012

LEDiL Announces VIRPI - a New 5 by 5 Lens Cluster Series for LED Arrays

LEDiL's new product shall help to ease the production of systems with arrayed LEDs in a 5 by 5 cluster delivering more lumen output in a smaller package LEDiL’s introduces the new VIRPI family of optics. High power LEDs arrayed in a 5 by 5 cluster delivering more lumen output in a smaller package - perfect for retail lighting and other applications where high luminance levels are needed. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Oct 23, 2012

New PLEXIGLAS® Molding Compounds for more Efficient LED Lighting Products

Comparison of different materials with LED backlighting (photo: Evonik Industries) LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are indispensable for modern lighting design. Two new PLEXIGLAS® molding compound grades now enable lighting manufacturers and designers to use energy-saving LEDs to even better advantage. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Oct 19, 2012

Wavien's Turbo-Recycling-Reflector Increases the Brightness of Multi-Color LED Packages for Variable Color Spot Light Applications

VALENCIA, Calif., Oct. 18, 2012 -- Wavien, Inc. is announcing the release of the Turbo Recycling Reflector (TRR™) for variable color spot light applications in the entertainment industry. This unique optical component allows increase in brightness for each of the LEDs with different colors housed in the same package, e.g. Luminus CBM-380, Luminus SBM-160, Ostar LE ATB S2W, and Ostar LE RTDUW S2W. The combination of the these multi-color LED arrays together with the proprietary TRR technology from Wavien, provides low-cost, high-output solutions for spot lights, moving heads, and other lighting applications in the entertainment and projection markets. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Oct 08, 2012

Whiter, Brighter, Wider - LEDiL Extends Efficient White Reflector Series Made of Hyper-Reflective Material

LEDiL's symmetric and asymmetric white reflectors are used for wide area illumination providing a viewing angle between approx. 70 and 80° (for symmetric solutions) We at LEDiL Oy are driven by innovation and the need to explore new areas and applications. Hyper-reflective materials we use in our products are just one example of this innovative spirit. Reflectors made of this pure white material give soft and even light for demanding lighting applications. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Sep 18, 2012

LEDiL Extends its Unique FLARE Series with Two Specialty TIR Lenses

LEDiL’s standard FLARE optic is now joined by the smaller, FLAREMINI and the larger FLARE-MAXI lenses LEDiL’s standard FLARE optic is now joined by the smaller, FLARE-MINI and the larger FLARE-MAXI lenses. These lenses produce a very wide horizontal beam pattern with tight vertical cutoff, for outstanding performance in emergency lighting and warning beacon applications. While many emergency and beacon applications call for the use of saturated color LEDs such as red or blue, FLARE products can also be used with white LEDs in cove lighting, corridor lighting, wall sconces or in other architectural applications. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Jun 12, 2012

Reflector - 824 Series from Bicom

Bicom's reflector, 824 series Bicom’s precision-molded 824 series reflector (77mm diameters, 44.6mm height) allows for rapid deployment of new lighting solutions using Citizen CLL040 and Osram E45 LEDs. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | May 24, 2012

The Most Comprehensive Range of Reflectors for LEDs from Khatod

Kahtod's two new reflector products, the Zhaga conform LYRA (on top) and the PIXEL (below) are just be some of Khatod's reflector highlights An impressive series of Round Reflectors in many dimensions; Multi-Round-Reflectors based on modular systems in diverse configurations; Square Beam Reflectors for individual or modular use; Unique Anti-Glare Reflectors; LYRA Reflectors for HB COB LEDs equipped with adaptors; Ready-to-use multi-reflectors arrays allowing for linear or extensive structures of desired dimensions. Made of aluminum coated special PC with a protective lacquer; achieve a lighting efficiency over 85%. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Apr 15, 2012

Khatod Presents LYRA Optical Reflector Systems for the New Generation of High Brightness COB LEDs

Kahtod's two new reflector products, the Zhaga conform LYRA (on top) and the PIXEL (below) will be some of Khatod's highlights at the Light+Building At Light+Buiding Khatod will showcase its most recent reflectors for COB LEDs. The Zhaga conform Lyra can boast an excellent optical efficiency based on the latest cutting-edge vacuum coating technology. They generate a homogeneous flux which is distributed on the inner surface. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Apr 13, 2012

Light+Building: Khatod Optoelectronic Announces PL50SIL - the Most Innovative Ultra Clear Silicone Optic for High Brightness LEDs

Khatod's new silicone based lense PL50SIL offers excellent transparency, low absorption of light and high efficiency in light distribution Khatod Optoelectronic, pioneer of innovative applications in LED technology since 1985, was selected as official demonstrator for the entire process running from the project to the manufacturing of PL50SIL at MACSPE 2012, Italy, exhibition dedicated to the new technologies applied to the production processes. In the Demo Unit named “From Project to Object”, inside the exhibition, Khatod carried out the entire manufacturing process of PL50SIL, starting from the initial design until the production of the lens by using working machinery on site. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Apr 04, 2012

Khatod Announces Pixel Optical Reflector Systems for High-Brightness LEDs

Khatod's Pixel Reflector System is intendet for individual cost-effective solutions with HB-LEDs The latest evolution in LED Technology has resulted in new High Brightness LEDs which allow a huge variety of new and innovative applications in Lighting. As any evolution, the high luminosity delivered by these LEDs of new generation is not without difficulties and requires the employment of new technologies so to achieve a superior optical performance. Khatods latest answer to this challenges is the PIXEL REFLECTOR SYSTEM. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Apr 03, 2012

SABIC Expands Renowned Lexan* Polycarbonate Portfolio with New High-End Materials for LED Lighting

SABIC's new Lexan LUX grades (LUX2110T, LUX2010T and LUX2910T resins) utilize new technology that offers improved initial color, color stability and light transmission SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business today announced here at NPE 2012 (Booth #29000) important new additions to its flagship portfolio of high-performance Lexan* polycarbonate (PC) materials: Lexan CFR (clear flame retardant) copolymer and three new Lexan LUX resin grades. Lexan CFR copolymer addresses rising consumer electronics and appliance manufacturer demand for a clear, sustainable flame retardant (FR) material, and the new Lexan LUX resins offer an excellent solution for light emitting diode (LED) applications such as light guides and lenses. These new Lexan PC materials demonstrate SABIC’s ongoing investment in world-class technologies, technical expertise and portfolio breadth. They also underscore how the company continues to increase PC performance to meet customers’ environmental, high-performance, aesthetic and regulatory requirements. In fact, SABIC’s portfolio of customer-relevant PC materials is the broadest in the global plastics industry. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Mar 22, 2012

LEDiL’s New RITA-A - Asymmetric Reflector Family Concentrates Light Precisely where Needed

LEDil RITA-A's main advantages compared to TIR lenses are the lower weight and the high temperature rating due to the used material LEDiL announces its latest product addition, the RITA-A reflector family, incorporating a unique optical design that further extends LEDiL’s asymmetric secondary optic expertise for lighting class LEDs. Currently qualified LEDs include Cree’s XLamp® LEDs and Philips Lumileds LUXEON® Rebel and LUXEON® M LEDs. The offset design of this 17.1mm tall reflector (17.3mm height with optional pre-installed mounting tape) neatly projects a rectangular beam of energy-efficient LED light with peak intensity in a forward offset 80⁰ from the solid-state light source. The 28.4mm x 36mm reflector cup is mounted to a 22mm base. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Mar 19, 2012

LEDiL Announces New Products - LISA2-R Reflector, SOPHIE Linear Lens and STRADA-2X2 Lens Array

LEDiL's two brand new LED optics are the LISA2-R - a 9.9mm diameter reflector - and SOPHIE – a sleek, low-profile linear lens LEDiL announces the release of the new C12469_LISA2-R-PIN reflector, measuring just 9.9mm diameter and 6.5mm tall, its new SOPHIE Series, the industry’s first molded linear asymmetric secondary optic, and the extension of its versatile STRADA series of lenses to include lens arrays designed for Cree’s XLamp® XM-L and XP-G LEDs. Read more »

News-Spot | Products, Materials & Tools | Feb 08, 2012

Bayer MaterialScience Pushes LED Lighting Application Development Foreward with New Products

With Makrolon 6265X polycarbonate, a high-flow resin with easy release properties and high optical efficiency, Bayer MaterialScience provides a polycarbonate that allows solutions for very challanging flame-retardant requirements. Furthermore, Bayer MaterialScience announces Makrolon® TC8030 polycarbonate, which joins a selection of heat-resistant and thermally conductive Bayer plastics to compete with aluminum. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Jan 19, 2012

LEDiL Announces Availability of Lenses Qualified for Use with Cree's New XB-D LEDs

LEDiL's new lenses for the Cree XB-D LEDs are available as single lenses or three-position or four-position lenses LEDiL announces the availability of 40 lenses qualified for use with Cree’s new XLamp® XB-D LED, which boasts the industry’s smallest lighting-class footprint of 2.45 mm x 2.45 mm. The wide-range of lens styles offered by LEDiL provides multiple design choices and beam patterns in the quest to drive higher performance and reduced system cost. Use of secondary optics characterized for a specific LED and engineered to provide usable light only where needed helps to reduce the number of LEDs required in a lighting system, which leads to smaller power supplies and heat sinks and reduced system cost. Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »