Products, Materials & Tools | Aug 31, 2010

National Semiconductor's WEBENCH LED Architect Simplifies and Speeds Lighting Design

National's WEBENCH LED Architect simplifies and speeds lighting design. National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today announced the addition of WEBENCH LED Architect to its award-winning portfolio of online WEBENCH® Designer tools. The first of its kind, WEBENCH LED Architect enables both novice and expert designers to perform real-time comparisons and optimize complex lighting systems for performance, size and cost in minutes. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Aug 25, 2009

Brandenburg Gmbh and Beacon Concepts LLC Announce LucidShape 1.8

brand_lucidshape1_new_sm-jpg Beacon Concepts LLC and Brandenburg announce Release 1.8 of its LucidShape software with LucidFunGeo for lighting design and analysis. LucidShape reduces product development time by 30-50%. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Mar 17, 2009

Cree Launches LED Product Characterization Tool

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, launched the Product Characterization Tool, an interactive LED design tool that simplifies the task of translating nominal LED performance to real-world conditions. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Feb 12, 2009

Thermal Models for Osram LEDs Now Online

Thermal models available on the internet relate primarily to high-power LEDs. In addition to beam data and electrical data, there are now thermal models available on the internet for OSRAM LEDs – the new information relates primarily to high-power LEDs in the visible range such as the DRAGON family, the Advanced Power TopLED range, the Power TopLED range and some OSTAR versions. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Feb 05, 2009

Philips Lumileds Simplifies the ENERGY STAR®Application Process for SSL

Philips Lumileds has launched a free online tool that makes it easier for manufacturers of LED-based luminaires to show compliance with ENERGY STAR® standards. The tool is available from both the Philips Lumileds and Future Lighting Solutions web sites. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Jan 16, 2009

ILT Presents NEW Version of SpectrilLight III™ ILT900 Software

ilt_900_sm-jpg The NEW version of SpectriLight™ III provides easy setting of all operating controls of the ILT900 spectrometer with an integrated data analysis package (previously an Excel™ export module called SpectriLight™Tools). Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Oct 23, 2008

Web-Based Electronic Design Automation Tools for LUXEON Power LEDs

The Usable Light Tool enables quick calculations for light output and efficiency in an application. Philips Lumileds and Future Lighting Solutions have introduced the first comprehensive suite of online Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools designed to speed the prototyping and development of solid-state lighting solutions for general lighting applications such as task lamps, recessed downlights, outdoor lighting and shop lighting. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Aug 05, 2008

Future Lighting Solutions - LED Reliability Tool: Make Design Tradeoffs Between Performance and Lifetime

Future Lighting Solutions has released the LED Reliability Tool (LRT) at www.futurelightingsolutions.com/LRT, the first interactive online tool that enables lighting designers to truly predict the lifetime of LEDs in their application as a function of junction temperature and current. All the results from the LRT have a 90% confidence interval, which allows users to accurately make design tradeoff decisions such as increasing drive current or decreasing the size of the thermal management solution while reaching a target LED lifetime. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Jul 03, 2008

Ray Files for OSRAM LEDs

All the ray data for OSRAM LEDs can now be downloaded directly from the internet, including IREDs. OSRAM is the first LED manufacturer in the world to provide direct internet access to the ray data for its light emitting diodes. The ray files indicate the pattern in which light is emitted from an LED and include the coordinates of the emission point, the direction of emission, the intensity and the wavelength. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | May 13, 2008

TRACEPRO® 5.0 Delivers Enhanced Light Source Modeling

tracepro_new-jpg Lambda Research Corporation, a leading supplier of optical design software, announces TracePro 5.0, the latest release of its software for optical modeling, design and analysis. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | May 09, 2008

Philips Lumileds Simplifies Solid-State Lighting Design Projects with New Online Resources

phil_ressource_model_sm-jpg Philips Lumileds introduced new online tools that simplify the development of general lighting and other solutions utilizing LUXEON LEDs. Optical, Mechanical & Electrical Files extend the development resources available to the lighting community. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | May 08, 2008

ORA Improves Modeling and Disign Options with the Release of LightTools 6.1

ora_lt6_1_sm-jpg The newest release of LightTools illumination design and analysis software from Optical Research Associates (ORA®) delivers a number of advanced modeling and analysis features that facilitate the design of sophisticated luminaires, LEDs, and displays. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Mar 05, 2008

Future Lighting Solutions Offers the Industry’s First Thermal Simulation Software for High-Power LEDs

fls_thermaltool-jpg Future Lighting Solutions and Qfinsoft announce the release of QLed, the first thermal design software developed for the solid state lighting industry. QLed minimizes the number of design cycles, reduces development costs and decreases time to market by eliminating the traditional trial-and-error approach to thermal design. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Oct 23, 2007

Online Design Environment Matches Industry-Leading LEDs with PowerWise Energy-Efficient LED Drivers

nsemi_webbench_sm-jpg National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:NSM) today introduced its light-emitting diode (LED) WEBENCH® online design environment that helps engineers select from and design with more than 200 high-brightness LEDs in minutes. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Nov 13, 2006

Future Lighting Solutions launches Usable Light Tool

Factors affecting usable light: Green arrows indicate an increase, red arrows indicate a decrease Often, when evaluating high-power LEDs, typical flux values, which are measured at a junction temperature of 25°C, are considered only. Such an analysis is incomplete and inaccurate for determining the expected level of light from the light source in a "real world" environment. Read more »

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Future Lighting Solutions Launches Offline Lighting System Selector Mobile App for iOS and Android

Future Lighting Solutions Launches Offline Lighting System Selector Mobile App for iOS and Android Future Lighting Solutions (FLS), a leading provider of solid-state lighting, engineering expertise and design tools, is proud to announce the launch of their new offline Lighting System Selector for iOS and Android devices. Read more »

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Researchers from Hokkaido University Let Europium Shine Brighter

Researchers from Hokkaido University Let Europium Shine Brighter A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting devices. - The europium Eu(III) complex with nanocarbon antenna emitting fine red light. 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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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 »