Tools | Measurement | Spectroradiometer | UV Measurement | Special Applications | Sep 17, 2019

New Stray Light Correction Method Enables UV Hazard Measurements with Array Spectroradiometer

New Stray Light Correction Method Enables UV Hazard Measurements with Array Spectroradiometer A new stray light correction method implemented in the BTS2048 UV array spectroradiometer now enables applications previously only possible with double monochromator systems. This novel method was presented at the CIE's 29th quadrennial session. It combines Out-of-Range and In-Band stray light correction techniques, thereby greatly increasing the dynamic range of accurate UV measurements. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Luxmeters | Automotive | Special Applications | Sep 06, 2019

New Photometric Detector for Very Low Illuminance Measurements

New Photometric Detector for Very Low Illuminance Measurements To meet the demands of the increasing number of very low light level applications, Gigahertz-Optik has introduced the VL-3707 precision photometric detector capable of accurate measurements down to less than 100 μlux. Read more »

Featured | Tools | Measurement | Goniophotometers | Goniospectrometer | Sep 02, 2019

Goniometer LGS 650: Higher Accuracy and Reproducibility

Goniometer LGS 650: Higher Accuracy and Reproducibility Goniophotometry is an absolute measuring procedure that can achieve a higher level of accuracy than sphere photometry. It does not require a luminous flux standard, but in contrast is often used for calibrating standard lamps for luminous flux. In addition to the luminous flux, photometric spatial radiation properties, so-called luminous intensity distribution curves and the colorimetric distribution of radiation emitted from a light source can be determined. Partial luminous flux, i.e. the photometric radiant flux in a limited solid angle range, can also be measured for e.g. the evaluation of the energy efficiency class of a test sample. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Spectral Light Meters | Aug 09, 2019

Gigahertz-Optik Updates MSC15 with Built-In Memory and Advanced Settings

Gigahertz-Optik Updates MSC15 with Built-In Memory and Advanced Settings As part of a product update, the range of functions of the compact MSC15 spectral light meter has been extended. The device is particularly suited to the measurement of LED based lighting in terms of illuminance, spectrum, color, CRI, PAR and human centric lighting metrics. Read more »

Tools | Engineering | Software | Smart Lighting & IoT | API | Aug 07, 2019

Xicato Releases Open Source Software for Future of Smart Buildings

Xicato Releases Open Source Software for Future of Smart Buildings Xicato, the leading provider of highest quality light sources and smart building wireless controls, announced the official release of its XIG API (Xicato Intelligent Gateway application programming interface) to the software developer and system integration community under the standard MIT Free Open Source Software (FOSS) license. The XIG API enables configuration, control, monitoring, data reporting and data analytics of large networks of Bluetooth Mesh nodes installations that integrate lighting, sensors, switches, and audio-visual effects in any type of commercial or residential smart space. Read more »

Featured | Manufacturing | Materials | Coating | Bonding | Aug 01, 2019

NASA Low Outgassing Rated UV Curing Adhesive

NASA Low Outgassing Rated UV Curing Adhesive Master Bond UV26 is a one part UV curable system featuring an exceptionally high glass transition temperature (Tg) ranging from 160 to 170°C. It is a NASA low outgassing certified compound that offers strong adhesion to a wide variety of substrates such as glass, surface treated metals and many plastics. As a coating and adhesive it is also capable of withstanding harsh chemicals including acids, bases, fuels and many aggressive solvents. 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 »

Featured | Tools | Measurement | Goniophotometers | Apr 09, 2019

On-the-Fly Light Measurement of Modulated LEDs with DSP 200

On-the-Fly Light Measurement of Modulated LEDs with DSP 200 Instrument Systems addresses increasing demands on light measurement technology in the automotive sector: the goniophotometer AMS 5000 combined with the DSP 200 photometer offers a perfect solution for testing modulated LEDs, which today ensure a driving experience under optimum lighting conditions. Read more »

Featured | Materials | Encapsulants | Polyurethane | Outdoor Applications | Apr 05, 2019

Electrolube Provides Innovative Resin Solution for LED Lens Issue

Electrolube Provides Innovative Resin Solution for LED Lens Issue Electrolube, the global manufacturer of electro-chemicals, has provided an innovative solution for a complex LED assembly issue. The customer, a leading manufacturer of street lighting and high-bay luminaires in India, had been experiencing problems with the attachment of individual lenses to the elements of multiple LED arrays. The function of these lenses is to scatter or focus light from the arrays, as required, and while some of them are held in position by fasteners, most are secured in place with a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism is perfectly adequate when the luminaire is placed in situ but it tends to loosen during transportation, leading to the lenses becoming detached and causing damage to the array. Read more »

Tools | Engineering | Software | Simulation Tools | Mar 12, 2019

Lighting Analysts Releases Luxiflux–Zonal - Web-Based Interior Lighting Estimator Tool

Lighting Analysts Releases Luxiflux–Zonal - Web-Based Interior Lighting Estimator Tool Lighting Analysts, a global leader in illumination engineering software, is pleased to announce the release of our latest web-based software, Luxiflux–Zonal, the anticipated new responsive design, interior lighting estimator tool for product manufacturer's websites. This software utilizes server-side, AWS-hosted architecture opening the door for additional new web-based software development. The ground-up responsive design provides an excellent user experience for mobile users (iOS and Android) as well as traditional desktop. Read more »

Tools | Database | Engineering | UV-LEDs | Mar 06, 2019

Kopp Glass Releases UV LED Product Database

Kopp Glass Releases UV LED Product Database Kopp Glass announces the release of a UV LED Product Database that enables users to easily evaluate and select the optimal UV LED for specific applications. With hundreds of UV LED's available, researching and comparing the various options is a tedious, time-consuming process. This database streamlines the selection process. The comprehensive resource contains over 700 UV LEDs from 29 different manufacturers—including products from industry leaders such as Seoul Viosys, LG Innotek and Rayvio. Read more »

Materials | Manufacturing | Encapsulants | Silicones | Harsh Enviroment | Feb 15, 2019

Dow's New, Cost-Efficient DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant Protects LEDs in Harsh Environments

Dow's New, Cost-Efficient DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant Protects LEDs in Harsh Environments Dow, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, today unveiled DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant, an optically-clear silicone for professional LED lighting that cures at room temperature. This advanced silicone technology provides superb optical performance without compromise and offers unique rheological properties for use with light fixtures in a variety of shapes and forms. Designed for explosion proof and high ingress protection rated luminaries, DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant is also cost-effective to buy and use as its patented composition does not contain platinum– unlike other silicone solutions currently available on the market. Read more »

Featured | Materials | Encapsulants | Manufacturing | Feb 07, 2019

Nanosilica Filled Epoxy with High Abrasion Resistance

Nanosilica Filled Epoxy with High Abrasion Resistance Master Bond EP30NS is a two component epoxy system that cures at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures. It is optically clear especially in thin sections and can be used as an adhesive, sealant, coating and encapsulation compound. EP30NS offers dimensional stability, linear shrinkage of less than 0.01%, excellent physical strength characteristics and cures rigid. Most significantly, this epoxy system has been independently tested per ASTM D4060-14 for abrasion resistance for 1,000 cycles and exhibited a loss of weight of only 18.3 mg. This value exceeds typical epoxy compositions and demonstrates the compound's ability to withstand exposure to scuffing, gouging, scraping, scratching and wear. Read more »

Tools | Manufacturing | Test Equipment | Inspection | Jan 25, 2019

Improve Quality Control with Tagarno's Apps for Your Digital Microscope

Improve Quality Control with Tagarno's Apps for Your Digital Microscope Finding the right equipment for quality control can be time consuming. That’s why it is important to find long lasting and agile equipment. One solution is a digital microscope with qu Read more »

Tools | Manufacturing | Test Equipment | Inspection | Dec 11, 2018

Inspect Large PCBs in Ergonomically Correct Working Positions

Inspect Large PCBs in Ergonomically Correct Working Positions Tagarno is now announcing a modified digital microscope solution, promoting ergonomically correct working conditions and new possibilities to inspect large PCBs with plenty of work space beneath the camera. Read more »

FEATURED

Nichia Launches World's First 2-in-1 Tunable White, Single LES, Mid-Power 3030 LED

Nichia Launches World's First 2-in-1 Tunable White, Single LES, Mid-Power 3030 LED Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces its game-changing 2-in-1 tunable white LED. This is the industry's first tunable white LED in a mid-power 3030 package with a single light emitting surface (LES). Targeting most lighting applications, the technology provides ... Read more »

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Lumileds RGBW Module Achieves Breakthrough Flux and Color Control

Lumileds RGBW Module Achieves Breakthrough Flux and Color Control Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, today introduced the Luxeon MultiColor Module 2.5 W, a compact RGBW module that produces leading flux and achieves exact color points in architectural and general outdoor lighting applications. The 4-in-1 module simplifies system design by ... Read more »

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American Bright introduces Smart RGB Addressable Rope Light Solutions

American Bright introduces Smart RGB Addressable Rope Light Solutions American Bright brings to the market their smart RGB+IC LED flexible rope lighting solutions allowing for boundless application opportunities. The smart LED light source includes the controller and RGB chip in one package allowing for each LED to be addressable. Additional adaptability is gained ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

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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