Products, Materials + Tools | Nov 22, 2011

LEDiL Adds Three New Series to Its Extensive Range of High Quality LED Optics

LEDiL recently expanden its line of LED optics with (a) the STRADA-FT, (b) the STRADA-FW, (c) the MINNIE-M reflector and (d) the JULIA-A lens series LEDiL expands its popular precision-engineered STRADA Series to include the new STRADA-F Series lens family. Furthermore LEDiL introduces the precision-molded MR11 (32.4mm and 35mm diameter versions) MINNIE reflector series and JULIA-A lenses to its already extensive range of precision-engineered rotationally symmetrical lens. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Oct 18, 2011

LEDs Even More Efficient Thanks to New PLEXIGLAS® Molding Compounds

Evonik's new PLEXIGLAS® specialty colors for backlighting make hot spots a thing of the past (left: visible hotspots; right: no hotspots with PLEXIGLAS® LED) 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 | Sep 14, 2011

Khatod Optoelectronic Introduces NACTUS 101 Optical System

Khatod Optoelectronic introduces NACTUS 101 Optical System for any applications in Wide Area Lighting based on Power LED Light Sources Khatod, a front-runner in Lighting Solutions, unveils NACTUS 101, the revolutionary Optical System offering the most advanced innovation in Wide Area Lighting. New-concept, ready-to-use optical modules ; conceived for Power LEDs of latest generation; realized in many multi-lens arrays, from 6 to 24 – 36 – 48 optics and over; hundreds configurations from stock; patented technology and innovative design for any WAL applications. - See us at LED Professional Symposium +Expo – Sept.27-29, 2011 Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Sep 12, 2011

LED Engin Announces Narrow Beam Lens and Emitter Combinations that Cut Fixture Size by more than 50%

LED Engin's narrow 8 and 15 degrees TIR spot lenses provide in-source color mixing and allow replacement of 35W metal halide lamps in downlights LED Engin, Inc., a leader in high lumen density LED products, announces the introduction of two narrow-angle TIR (Total Internal Reflection) high efficiency lenses for the company’s high flux LuxiGen LZC- and LZP- series emitters. The proprietary 8-degree narrow spot lens and 15-degree spot lens are designed for use with LED Engin’s compact, high flux density LZC (12-die) and LZP (24-die) LuxiGen emitters. This combination enables an array of high brightness LEDs to be replaced by a single LED emitter and lens, cutting fixture size by at least 50% and delivering superior beam control. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Jul 21, 2011

SABIC’s Lexan* LUX FR PC Grades Features Custom Diffusion and Optimal Luminance

Innovative Plastics' Lexan LUX provides a customized level of diffusion that successfully shields the LEDs in the Optiled tubes Innovative Plastics strategic business unit of SABIC is shining a spotlight on its latest win: China-based Light Engine’s selection of customized Lexan* LUX high-diffusion resin grades to produce light-emitting diode (LED) tube lighting for its customer Optiled. Optiled is using newly commercialized Lexan LUX polycarbonate (PC) material for the covers of residential and office fixtures, shielding hot spots while delivering excellent light transmission. Breakthrough Lexan LUX resins provide a non-chlorinated, non-brominated flame retardant to meet the UL94 V0 standard at 1.5 mm in all colors; a choice of customizable diffusion levels or transparency; and excellent luminance. Innovative Plastics continues to lead the industry with superior solutions that help lighting customers meet changing regulatory and market demands. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | May 12, 2011

3M's Unique Uniformity Tape Enables 3X More LED Spacing for Backlighting and other Applications

Comparison of an LCD Monitor without 3M's Uniformity Tape (left) and with 3M's Uniformity Tape (right) In an effort to meet LCD manufacturer design flexibility demands, the 3M Optical Systems Division today announced that it has developed a unique solution called Uniformity Tape that will allow LCD manufacturers to reduce the number of LEDs required for edge-lit LED LCD panels at a low cost, without sacrificing brightness or efficiency. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Apr 28, 2011

Gaggione Develops 45 mm Color Mixing Collimators (LLC29 range) for OSTAR SMT

Several beams with high output ratio are available : 7.5°, 21°, 35°, 7.5°x37° as well as a ZOOMABLE system to offer further functionalities The highly efficient product line of 45mm diameter collimators provides excellent color mixing properties to address stage lighting, entertainment lighting architectural lighting application, and other applications looking for power and intensity with excellent cut-off and light efficiencies. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Apr 13, 2011

Carclo Technical Plastics in new partnership with BJB

Carclo offers BJB holders for their 20mm optic range Carclo LED Optics, a division of Carclo Technical Plastics, are proud to announce that they are now supplying the BJB holder system. This has been specifically developed to accommodate Carclo’s 20mm optic range. The system will offer Carclo’s customers a greater degree of manufacturing flexibility when choosing how to secure their optic. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Mar 15, 2011

Carclo Announces New 30mm TIR Lenses

Carclo's new 30mm TIR lens is used with Cree's Xlamp MT-G for a MR16 lamp refernce design Carclo Technical Plastics releases a new range of 30mm TIR optics for use with a range of large dome, multi-chip LED's. Further LED compatibility variants planned for release in the near future. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Mar 02, 2011

First Worldwide Application of LUXeXceL’s New "Printoptical Technology"

LUXeXceL’s technology can be integrated in thin objects and allows new design ideas, like lens in wood Ms. Karla Peijs, Queen’s Commissioner for the province of Zeeland, printed the world’s first LED lighting lens today in front of members of the press and distinguished guests. With this symbolic action, Ms. Peijs officially opened the new print platform at the LUXeXceL Technology Center in Goes. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Feb 09, 2011

Revolutionary ‘Printoptical Technology’ by LUXeXceL Axxelerates Development of LED Lighting

LUXeXceL offers revolutionary ‘Printoptical Technology’ for accelerated optics development for LED lighting LUXeXceL has successfully developed and patented a digital printing process to generate three-dimensional optics which can be used to manufacture lenses and light distribution structures. This innovative production process immediately provides the LED lighting industry with all-new opportunities for growth. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Nov 19, 2010

Kathod Showcased Series of Improved and New Optics for LED Lighting at electronica 2010

Kathod's well established and new products at electronica 2010 (from top/left to bottom/right): Round Reflector - metallized verions, Round Reflectors - embossed versions, the Dark Lens, Triple Minilens, Zetalens - round, Zetalens - square, and Colour Mixing Lenses. At electronica, Khatod showed up with an extended portfolio of LED optics: ZETALENS, realized in round and square shapes; STRIPLENS, specific for a new LED mounting concept; TRIPLE and QUAD MINI LENS; ROUND REFLECTORS; and the highlight, the DARK LENS, a first-of-its-kind anti-glare reflector (see LpO news from Oct. 14, 2010 for details). Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Oct 14, 2010

Khatod's DARK LENS - A Superior Optical Product for the Upmost Designs in Lighting

The DARK LENS is a faceted reflector which reflects the light in a 30° beam with a perfect uniform distribution. Following in the wake of innovation, Khatod is proud to unveil DARK LENS, once again a new-concept-product, a first-of-its-kind anti-glare reflector for any Lambertian LED with dome size up to 8mm in diameter, and recommended flux up to 300 lumens. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Aug 30, 2010

Fascinating Effects with PLEXIGLAS® Textured Sheet RADIANT

Luminaries expose a firework of colors with PLEXIGLAS® Textured Sheet RADIANT PLEXIGLAS® Textured Sheet RADIANT, the new product that Evonik is set to offer from September, is guaranteed to grab attention. For one thing, its textured surface diffuses light in an interesting way. For another, it creates colors that change according to the viewing angle, which is known as the RADIANT effect. Passersby see a colorful play of hues that is set off to particular advantage by the surface texture. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Aug 25, 2010

Full Luminosity in edge-lit Applications with PLEXIGLAS® EndLighten T

PLEXIGLAS® EndLighten T for transparent edge-lit applications using LEDs PLEXIGLAS® EndLighten T is the new material from Evonik for edge-lit applications that will be available throughout Europe with effect from September. It is specially designed for transparent applications using LEDs. Read more »


UniDriver® Universal Input Line Voltage LED Drivers

UniDriver® Universal Input Line Voltage LED Drivers LTF Technology’s UniDriver Series offers the ultimate in flexibility and ease of driver selection for lighting industry OEMs and specifiers. These technologically-advanced LED drivers offer True-Tri-Mode dimming from 100V to 277V (ELV, TRIAC, 0-10V), dimming levels from 100% to 0.1%, compatibility ... Read more »


NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München

NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München LED manufacturer NICHIA, a specialist in highly efficient lighting, Human Centric Lighting and the imitation of natural light, will participate in the Munich Lichtwoche 2021 from 5 to 12 November with a light installation, two presentations and a discussion on the topic of UV-C. The light ... Read more »