Components | LEDs | Automotive | May 23, 2018

American Bright Introduces NEW EzyLED

American Bright Introduces NEW EzyLED American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, today announced a new series of EzyLED 3030. EzyLEDs are connected in parallel, and directly driven by a conventional 12V /24V DC source. For this series of low-to-medium powered LEDs, the IC is built into the LED chip design which dramatically reduces the additional circuitry and eliminates the need for on-the board IC driver and other passive components. Without the need for extra resistors, bridge rectifiers and current regulative diode, inventory management is dramatically reduced making this an ideal solution due to its simplicity and ease of use. Read more »

Components | LEDs | CoB LEDs | White LEDs | May 09, 2018

Cree Brings Highest Reliability to Broadest Family of Metal COB LED Designs

Cree Brings Highest Reliability to Broadest Family of Metal COB LED Designs Cree announces an expansion of the XLamp® High Current LED Array family with new CMT LEDs that extend Cree’s latest metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form factors. In addition to providing up to 45 percent more lumen density and up to 17 percent higher efficacy, all Cree® XLamp High Current LED Arrays feature an innovative metal substrate technology that delivers higher reliability than competing metal COBs. With more than 6,000 hours of LM-80 data available, the expanded family of LEDs enables lighting manufacturers to immediately upgrade their designs for DesignLights Consortium® and ENERGY STAR® eligible applications, such as track, downlight and outdoor lighting. Read more »

Components | LEDs | LED Modules | Horticulture | May 09, 2018

Samsung Electronics Offers LED Component Solutions for Horticulture Lighting

Samsung Electronics Offers LED Component Solutions for Horticulture Lighting Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today announced that it is now offering LED component solutions that have been optimized for horticulture lighting. The company’s new horticulture LED lineup features a newly developed “red LED” package, as well as additions to key existing Samsung “white LED” package and module families to include horticulture lighting specifications. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Special Applications | May 08, 2018

Osram - 40% Increased Efficiency of Green LEDs Improves Battery Life of Fitness Trackers

Osram - 40% Increased Efficiency of Green LEDs Improves Battery Life of Fitness Trackers The significant drop in light output (green gap phenomenon) exhibited by green LEDs has often been the cause of efficiency problems and high costs in customer applications. For its indium gallium nitride (InGaN)-based green LEDs, Osram Opto Semiconductors has now succeeded in reducing the typical forward voltages by around 600 mV drastically. With a simultaneous increase in optical output power, customers instantly benefit from improvements in efficiency of up to 40 percent compared to predecessor products across the entire UX:3 portfolio from Osram. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | CSP LEDs | Apr 25, 2018

Nichia Expands Its Direct Mountable Chip Series with the Introduction of Single Colors

Nichia Expands Its Direct Mountable Chip Series with the Introduction of Single Colors Nichia Corporation is proud to introduce discrete color options in its Direct Mountable Chip series, a similar technology to the industry’s Chip Scale Package (CSP). Nichia’s Direct Mountable Chip color lineup, consisting of Royal Blue, Green, Amber and Red, along with its previously released white options, enables lighting customers to take advantage of Nichia’s unique Direct Mountable Chip technology in a wide range of applications. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Mar 30, 2018

Lumileds Creates Highest Flux Two-Die Mid Power LED Luxeon 3030 2D

Lumileds Creates Highest Flux Two-Die Mid Power LED Luxeon 3030 2D Lumileds introduced a new addition to its mid power family, the new Luxeon 3030 2D with a square LES, which is specifically optimized for high flux and maximum reliability in a variety of general lighting applications including downlights, high bay & low bay fixtures and outdoor lighting applications. “With the new Luxeon 3030 2D, we are able to offer the industry’s highest flux in a two-die mid power package, but also our hot-color targeted approach ensures superior color accuracy to that of other LED manufacturers,” said Mei Yi, Product Manager of Luxeon 3030 2D for Lumileds. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Color LEDs | Horticulture | Industrial | Mar 30, 2018

Everlight Introduces High-efficiency and Horticulture Lighting Products

Everlight Introduces High-efficiency and Horticulture Lighting Products Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, demonstrated its 5630X-ELB LED series and horticulture fit LEDs as well as all lighting and lighting-related products, such as luminaires for horticulture and fish lighting, at Light+Building 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | CSP LEDs | Mar 16, 2018

Osram's New CSP LED Takes Retail Lighting to Another Level

Osram's New CSP LED Takes Retail Lighting to Another Level Osram Opto Semiconductors is unveiling the prototype of the Oslon Pure 1010 at this year’s Light+Building in Frankfurt. Sized at 1x1mm, the LED is destined to be used in spotlights for retail lighting where exceptionally compact LEDs with high light output are needed to bathe articles on display in a particularly attractive light. The scalability of the chip scale package (CSP) LED gives customers outstanding flexibility in putting together their individual lighting solutions. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Color LEDs | Mar 13, 2018

Lumileds Delivers 20% Higher “Punch” than Competitors in Broadest Color Choices

Lumileds Delivers 20% Higher “Punch” than Competitors in Broadest Color Choices Lumileds introduced today the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features 20% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Director of the LUXEON Color Family. The LUXEON CZ Color Line consists of 21 LED color options, which includes 13 color and 8 white emitters. Read more »

Components | LEDs | CSP LEDs | Mar 09, 2018

Samsung Enhances CSP Lineup with Industry’s Highest Luminous Efficacies

Samsung Enhances CSP Lineup with Industry’s Highest Luminous Efficacies Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today announced that it has achieved the industry’s highest light efficacies for its fillet-enhanced chip-scale package (FEC) LED lineup – LM101B, LH181B and LH231B. Read more »

Components | LEDs | CoB LEDs | Feb 27, 2018

Lumileds Next Generation CoB LEDs - New Quality of Light Breakthrough at High Efficiency

Lumileds Next Generation CoB LEDs - New Quality of Light Breakthrough at High Efficiency Today Lumileds introduced its fourth generation of chip-on-board (CoB) LEDs, the Luxeon CoB Core Range, which leads the market in efficacy and quality of light. With the new Luxeon CoB Core Range, Lumileds sets a new standard with 5% greater efficacy than the nearest competitors. Most impressively, efficiency is not compromised at high color rendering index. Read more »

Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Feb 21, 2018

New Infrared LED from Osram for 2D Facial Recognition

New Infrared LED from Osram for 2D Facial Recognition Smartphones, tablets and the like can now be unlocked in very different ways: with a password, fingerprint scan or even an iris scan. 2D facial recognition is another method and involves illuminating the user’s face with an infrared light source and capturing the image with an IR camera. The system then compares the image with the images previously stored for the purposes of identification, focusing on characteristic two-dimensional features. If there is a match for the various data such as the width of the mouth, length of the nasal ridge and distance between the eyes then the device will be unlocked. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Signage | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Feb 07, 2018

Everlight Demonstrates New Signage LEDs at Integrated Systems Europe

Everlight Demonstrates New Signage LEDs at Integrated Systems Europe Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, attended Integrated Systems Europe for the first time to demonstrate signage LED components for indoor and outdoor applications including all dimensions, packages, viewing angles, and performances. The HNB2727, HNB1921, HNB1515 series for outdoor applications as well as 18-035(0505) for indoor signage achieve true color in high resolution with advanced technologies and have passed multiple reliability certificates. You are welcome to visit our booth: Hall 14 C200. Read more »

Components | LEDs | RGB LEDs | Feb 01, 2018

American Bright Introduces New RGB LED Packages with Built-in IC

American Bright Introduces New RGB LED Packages with Built-in IC American Bright today announced a new series of PLCC 5050 / 3530 RGB LED chips. The RGB PLCC chip has an integrated circuit that features self-detection signal, support for continuous oscillation, and pulse with modulation (PWM) output that can maintain static screen. These new devices have a low power consumption of 0.2 W (max: 1 W), applied voltage of 5V and an operating temperature -40°C to 70°C. The emitted red, green, blue can achieve various color mixes with 8-bit (256 level) color set with 5-bit (32 level) brightness adjustment. Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Feb 01, 2018

Cree Launches Industry’s First Extreme Density LED

Cree Launches Industry’s First Extreme Density LED Cree announces the new XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs. The XD16 LED combines breakthrough lumen density, low optical cross-talk, unsurpassed thermal contact and ease of system manufacturing to enable innovative new designs for a broad spectrum of lighting applications, such as color-tuning, street, portable and industrial. 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 »