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 »

Featured | Components | Mechanics | Fixing Elements | Feb 26, 2018

BJB's SMD Push-to-Fix (P2F) Solderable Mounting Elements for LED Boards

BJB's SMD Push-to-Fix (P2F) Solderable Mounting Elements for LED Boards LED boards can be installed into luminaire housings in a variety of ways. And it's often an overlooked step in the luminaire assembly process, until something goes wrong due to faulty installation of course. The question of how best to implement this assembly process in technical terms also has considerable impact on the upstream and downstream processes - especially when taking warranty costs into consideration. With its solderable SMD-P2F fixing elements, BJB has developed a solution which makes the entire assembly process easier, faster and more cost-efficient for the entire value chain. A major advantage is that these fixing elements do not have to be attached as separate components, because they are already pre-installed to the PCB itself. The components are attached to the LED board during the standard SMT assembly process (pick-and-place and reflow soldering). Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Holder | Driver Modules | Development Kits | Feb 16, 2018

TE Connectivity Introduces Development Kit for Lumawise Drive LED Holder Type Z50

TE Connectivity Introduces Development Kit for Lumawise Drive LED Holder Type Z50 TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced a development kit for its new Lumawise Drive LED Holder Type Z50, enabling luminaire designers to purchase a single unit for desktop testing, product evaluation and luminaire prototyping. Each kit contains an LED holder, a cable assembly and a thermal interface material. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER - Protection Materials To Improve LED Device Lifetime And Performance With the rapid growth of the LED market, correct product selection is imperative to ensure LED performance and lifetime. Jade Bridges, Electrolube’s Global Technical Support Manager, will highlight the use of LEDs in various environments and introduce how to specify appropriate protection under ... Read more »

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High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

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