Featured | Manufacturing | Electromechanics | Connectors | Nov 04, 2019

New BJB LED Connector for Linear LED Modules: Book 21 Compliant

New BJB LED Connector for Linear LED Modules: Book 21 Compliant Lampholders were standard in older, traditional lighting systems. Modern LED fixtures that utilize non-replaceable LEDs create several assembly and field-replacement disadvantages. Zhaga Book 21 addresses these shortcomings by standardizing linear 'socketable' LED modules. In accordance with Book 21, BJB has developed the new LED connector 47.303; a two-part fixing and electrical connection system, which enables LED modules to be installed and subsequently replaced as easily as conventional light sources. Incorporating the BJB 47.303 series results in reduced assembly costs and dramatically faster retrofit or replacement times. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Holder | Aug 27, 2019

New COB Holders from Bender + Wirth Using Micanite

New COB Holders from Bender + Wirth Using Micanite The new Bender + Wirth COB Holder Hybrid 630 combines the design flexibility of injection molding with a superior thermal performance because of a "Heart of Stone". - They feature micanite to achieve this unmatched performance. Read more »

Manufacturing | Materials | Processes | PCBs | Electromechanics | Jun 24, 2019

Plasma Metallisation: Lumitronix Utilises Paper and PET as Printed Circuit Board

Plasma Metallisation: Lumitronix Utilises Paper and PET as Printed Circuit Board In cooperation with its technology partners, the Swabian LED company Lumitronix succeeded in equipping plasma-metallised flexible printed circuit boards with electronic components. This is based on the one-of-a-kind process of plasma metallisation. The novel technology from the field of medical engineering turns a plurality of materials into electrically conducting and solderable printed circuit boards that were not suitable for an assembly with electronic components up to this point in time. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Apr 02, 2019

TE Connectivity's LUMAWISE Endurance S - New Compact Solution to Zhaga Book 18 Compatibility

TE Connectivity's LUMAWISE Endurance S - New Compact Solution to Zhaga Book 18 Compatibility TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced a new compact connectivity solution that matches a new standardized interface between an outdoor LED luminaire and a sensing/communication module that sits on the outside of the luminaire. TE´s LUMAWISE Endurance S connector system consists of a standardized interface connection according Zhaga Book 18 and includes a receptacle to be mounted on the luminary and a base-and dome combination to function as enclosure for the control-electronics. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Mar 14, 2019

TE Connectivity Introduces ITB Releasable Poke-In Connectors for LED Lighting Applications

TE Connectivity Introduces ITB Releasable Poke-In Connectors for LED Lighting Applications TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has unveiled BUCHANAN WireMate ITB (Inverted Thru-Board). These wire-to-board connectors are for use in linear and circular LED modules found in all sorts of commercial and industrial lighting systems. Read more »

Featured | Electromechanics | Connectors | Outdoor Applications | IP-Protection | Feb 12, 2019

BJB Connection Interface for Outdoor LED Modules

BJB Connection Interface for Outdoor LED Modules The model for the future design of human living areas is a "smart city" with intelligent technologies and applications. Smart Cities utilize sensors and controllers in outdoor lighting to conserve resources and enhance human comfort and safety. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Electronics | EMI Filters | Medical | Special Applications | Dec 10, 2018

TE Connectivity Introduces Corcom MRI LED Lighting Filters

TE Connectivity Introduces Corcom MRI LED Lighting Filters In medical applications very often strict EMI suppression and clean power is required. One especially critical application is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Unfortunately standard LED drivers and LED lighting products don't provide sufficient EMI suppression. Even LED lights outside the MRI room may influnce the MRI equipment. Especially designed filters can eliminate this problem. TE Connectivity’s new Corcom MRI LED lighting filters is such a product. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Outdoor Applications | IP-Protection | Nov 19, 2018

TE Connectivity Introduces LUMAWISE Endurance N Base with Vent

TE Connectivity Introduces LUMAWISE Endurance N Base with Vent TE Connectivity’s (TE) LUMAWISE Endurance N base with vent is ANSI 136.41 compliant for photocontrols and accepts sleeves and covers in varying heights. These components are assembled to provide a total power and signal interface between the photocontrol module and a lighting fixture’s mating receptacle. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Sep 24, 2018

A.A.G. Stucchi Presents New IP66/68 Connectors

A.A.G. Stucchi Presents New IP66/68 Connectors A.A.G. Stucchi, an Italian company and leader in the lighting components industry, is ready to present 2 new series of IP66/68 connections: 3800 series of mini connectors and 610 series of distributors. The two product series have their very compact design in common. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electromechanics | Holder | Jul 26, 2018

New 47.360 COB Connectors from BJB

New 47.360 COB Connectors from BJB To determine the value of COB connectors, one must consider the performance of the connectors after many years of service. Do the contacts last? Is the material still stable after thousands of cycles and exposure to UV light? Does the connector outlive the LED? Other deciding factors when selecting a COB holder include ease of installation and geometrical standardization. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Holder | Jun 05, 2018

TE Connectivity Offers New LED Holders Compatible With Most COB-LEDs

TE Connectivity Offers New LED Holders Compatible With Most COB-LEDs TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has added the LUMAWISE Z45 LED Holder to its range of holders for chip-on-board (COB) LEDs. The new second-generation LED holder from TE is made in a high-strength, highly reflective halogen-free flame retardant thermoplastic (PBT). The Z45 LED holder is 5mm smaller in diameter compared to TE’s Z50 holder and uses adhesive for fast and easy assembly of the COB LEDs in the luminaire. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Connectivity | Sensors | Horticulture | May 08, 2018

TE Connectivity at LFI - The Next Generation of Solutions for Horticultural Lighting

TE Connectivity at LFI - The Next Generation of Solutions for Horticultural Lighting TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, will demonstrate how it is illuminating the industry with its latest connectivity solutions for horticultural lighting at Lightfair International (LFI) in Chicago, USA from May 8 – 10, 2018. At the TE booth (#2563), visitors can see how the company’s solutions are helping lighting installers and manufacturers grow their business with TE’s latest components for horticultural lighting. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | May 01, 2018

A.A.G. Stucchi Presents New IP66/68 Connectors

A.A.G. Stucchi Presents New IP66/68 Connectors A.A.G. Stucchi, an Italian company and leader in the lighting components industry, is ready to present 2 new series of IP66/68 connections: 3800 series of mini connectors and 610 series of distributors. The two product series have their very compact design in common. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Electromechanics | Driver Modules | Holder | Apr 14, 2018

LED Holder with Integrated DC/DC Driver - Developer Kit

LED Holder with Integrated DC/DC Driver - Developer Kit The LUMAWISE Drive LED holder Type Z50, launched last September, has a built-in low-profile DC/DC driver that brings integrated functionality and flicker-free illumination to the company’s successful range of Zhaga-inspired Z50 LED holders for chip-on-board (COB) LED for spot and track lighting, without any change to outside dimensions. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electromechanics | Holder | Mar 01, 2018

Future-Proof Your Luminaire Connections with HEKLA

Future-Proof Your Luminaire Connections with HEKLA HEKLA is a versatile solderless connector and another great innovation from the LEDiL design team. HEKLA is compatible with a wide range of existing optics by LEDiL as well as a large number of COB LEDs and its robust, low profile design ensures constant pressure between the COBs and heatsink. 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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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 Montreal, Canada (mynewsdesk) January 21, 2020 - 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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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 »