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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 »

Featured | Test Equipment | Spectroradiometer | UV | Tools | Jan 24, 2019

Fast Production Test of UV-LEDs

Fast Production Test of UV-LEDs Numerous applications, for example in the medical area or in material testing, are based on precisely specified UV radiation. For UV-B and UV-C emitters, the measurement of their spectrum between 325 nm down to 200 nm is generally only possible with extended measurement times due to their low radiant flux. As such, a condition for fast testing within production is high reliability in conjunction with high optical throughput of all participating system components. Within its well-established CAS-series of premium spectroradiometers over many years, Instrument Systems has developed a novel series-type CAS 140D-157. This new system measures precisely and reliably not only within the visible spectrum, but also in the UV. Coupled with a PTFE-coated integrating sphere, the system permits for fast 24/7 production tests of UV emitters to be run. 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 | Tools | Measurement | Spectroradiometer | Oct 18, 2018

High Volume Laser Diode and VCSEL Testing

High Volume Laser Diode and VCSEL Testing Hitherto established measurement technologies for laser diodes – such as dispersive scanning spectrometry and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) – can react sensitively to a production environment. High-resolution array spectroradiometers are effective alternatives that offer multiple advantages, also in continuous production. Laser diodes, and in particular vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), have experienced rapid market growth due to new applications and new technological approaches. Examples of this are infrared VCSELs integrated into consumer electronics and direct diode lasers based on VCSEL arrays, replacing conventional laser systems. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | Goniophotometers | Sep 20, 2018

LGS 650 - New Goniophotometer for Mid- to Large-Sized SSL Sources and LED Modules

LGS 650 - New Goniophotometer for Mid- to Large-Sized SSL Sources and LED Modules Instrument Systems launches within the LGS series a new goniophotometer. The LGS 650 is perfect for samples up to max. 1300 mm diameter and 10 kg weight. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | Spectroradiometer | Radiometer | Sep 13, 2018

New Ophir® FluxGage™ Measurement System for Large-Size Luminaires at LpS

New Ophir® FluxGage™ Measurement System for Large-Size Luminaires at LpS MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, announces the Ophir® FluxGage™ FG1500, the newest member of the FluxGage family of compact measurement systems for LED luminaires. The FG1500 features an aperture size of 144 x 64cm, allowing for photometric measurement of large-size street and industrial luminaires, LED flat panels, and troffer lights. Photometric measurements include total luminous flux (up to 80,000 lm), spectrum and color parameters (CCT, CRI, TM-30), and flicker. Read more »

Featured | Tools | Test Equipment | Photometers | Aug 21, 2018

New Photometer DSP 200 - More Accurate, Faster and Further

New Photometer DSP 200 - More Accurate, Faster and Further Instrument Systems has introduced a new, versatile photometer to the market. The DSP 200 conforms to the highest accuracy grade L to DIN 5032-7 (2017) and has an extremely broad measuring range from 0.1 mlx to 200 klx for all common light sources, including pulse-width modulated LEDs. It is extremely well-suited to ultra-fast measurements of spatial light distributions with the goniometers of the AMS or LGS series. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | Photometers | Aug 17, 2018

More Accurate, Faster, Further with Instrument Systems' New Photometer DSP 200

More Accurate, Faster, Further with Instrument Systems' New Photometer DSP 200 Instrument Systems has introduced a new, versatile photometer to the market. The DSP 200 conforms to the highest accuracy grade L to DIN 5032-7 (2017) and has an extremely broad measuring range from 0.1 mlx to 200 klx for all common light sources, including pulse-width modulated LEDs. It is extremely well-suited to ultra-fast measurements of spatial light distributions with the goniometers of the AMS or LGS series. Read more »

Tools | Manufacturing | Test Equipment | Conformal Coating | Jul 24, 2018

Nordson ASYMTEK Combines Conformal Coating and Inspection into One Automated System

Nordson ASYMTEK Combines Conformal Coating and Inspection into One Automated System Nordson ASYMTEK a Nordson company, a global leader in dispensing, jetting, and coating equipment and technologies, announces an automated coating inspection (ACI) line combining its Select Coat® SL-940 Conformal Coating system with the FX-940UV Series ACI/AOI Automated Conformal Coat Inspection system. Together, the systems ensure a conformal coating process that's accurate and reliable, and delivers ongoing coating quality and consistency. Read more »

Featured | Tools | Test Equipment | Spectroradiometer | Jul 12, 2018

Stray Light Correction for Array Spectroradiometers

Stray Light Correction for Array Spectroradiometers The core competency of Instrument Systems is providing high performance array spectroradiometers, e.g. the CAS 140D that features highest measurement accuracy and reliability. Quality and accuracy of a spectrometer are extremely important because all radiometric, photometric and colorimetric quantities are calculated from the spectral data. A considerable source of error is the occurrence of stray light in the device. This means that a certain pixel of the array detector is contaminated by radiation other than the targeted spectral component. Read more »

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Edison Opto UVA + White & UVC Series Customize Design Solution

Edison Opto UVA + White & UVC Series Customize Design Solution Edison Opto offers customized UVA + White and UVC solutions for continuous disinfection to reduce bacteria and airborne viruses. In the wake of the global outbreak of COVID-19, the people’s need for anti-epidemic, sterilization, and anti-virus products has escalated, ranging from portable ... Read more »

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J Series® 2835 G Class 3V LEDs Now Shine Even Brighter

J Series® 2835 G Class 3V LEDs Now Shine Even Brighter J Series 2835 3V G Class LEDs combine high efficacy and superior value in an industry-standard package. Optimized for both horticulture and general illumination applications where color quality is critical, these LEDs are valued for their high efficacy and uniform appearance in applications such as ... Read more »

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LUXEON 5050 HE Delivers Higher Efficacy in a High-power LED

LUXEON 5050 HE Delivers Higher Efficacy in a High-power LED Lumileds, innovator of the original 5050 LED, has expanded its range of options to meet manufacturers’ needs for differentiated solutions addressing cost, efficacy, and power. The new LUXEON 5050 HE LED directly addresses the increasing demand for solar and off-grid solutions, renewable power ... Read more »

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NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München

NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München LED manufacturer NICHIA, a specialist in highly efficient lighting, Human Centric Lighting and the imitation of natural light, will participate in the Munich Lichtwoche 2021 from 5 to 12 November with a light installation, two presentations and a discussion on the topic of UV-C. The light ... Read more »

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