Special Applications

Resources | Reports | Roadmap | Micro-LEDs | Displays | Oct 04, 2019
Yole Releases Report on MicroLEDs: Satus and Reality Check
Yole Releases Report on MicroLEDs: Satus and Reality Check MicroLEDs are drawing an increasing amount of attention. Startups have raised more than US$800 million to date, including at least US$100 million in 2019. It is estimated Apple has spent in the range of US$1.5 to US$2 billions on the technology over the last five years. Panel makers such as Samsung Display, LG Display, AUO or Innolux have also significantly increased their efforts. Under this dynamic context, Yole Développement (Yole) is continuing its investigations towards microLED technologies and related applications. Read more »
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 »
Technologies | Research | Flexible OLEDs | Automotive | Special Applications | Sep 17, 2019
Fraunhofer Shows Modular OLED Light Strips
Fraunhofer Shows Modular OLED Light Strips At the International Symposium on Automotive Lighting 2019 (ISAL) in Darmstadt from September 23 to 25, 2019, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, a provider of research and development services in the field of organic electronics, will present OLED light strips of any length with additional functionalities for the first time at booth no. 37. Read more »
Components | LEDs | Multi-Color LEDs | High Power LEDs | Special Applications | Sep 09, 2019
YUJILEDS Releases a New Generation of High Power RGBWW LEDs with High CRI
YUJILEDS Releases a New Generation of High Power RGBWW LEDs with High CRI YUJILEDS lab has announced the state-of-the-art R&D results in the high CRI monochromatic tunable spectrum field. Based on the superposition of spectrum, the new product of 7070 LED, integrated 5 channels - red, green, blue, cold white and warm white within one packaged LED. The technology is mainly required in photography and film lighting, but also has a potential for any areas that demand various colors or CCTs, like entertainment venue or horticulture lighting. 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 »
LEDs | LED Modules | Systems + Applications | Displays | Special Applications | Aug 23, 2019
Lextar to Releases New Mini LED Product Series
Lextar to Releases New Mini LED Product Series Lextar Electronics Corp.will release a new series of Mini LED ready for mass production, including I-Mini Blue, the smart backlight module integrating mini LED and driver IC, which can realize high contrast and slim design and is already introduced to applications such as gaming laptop panel. At the same time, Lextar will also launch pitch 0.7mm UFP I-Mini RGB display as well as micro LED technology. Applications of the whole series will be presented in Touch Taiwan 2019 held in Nankang Exhibition Center during 28 to 30, August 2019. Read more »
Featured | Business | Company News | Branding | UV-LEDs | IR-LEDs | Aug 12, 2019
Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market
Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market In August 2018, Nationstar set up the Non-visual Light Source Business Division, focusing on IR LED, UV LED, animal and plant lighting. Nationstar has been fully laid out on UVA/UVB/UVC. Since 2016, Nationstar has launched near-ultraviolet LED, deep-ultraviolet LED and modules, with wide wavelength range, high reliability and good feedback in the market. At present, we have established partnerships with many well-known manufacturers. Read more »
Systems + Applications | LiFi | Special Applications | Luminaires | Jun 25, 2019
Signify Launches Trulifi High-Speed Commercial LiFi System for Their Luminaires
Signify Launches Trulifi High-Speed Commercial LiFi System for Their Luminaires The worlds of lighting and telecommunications converged today. Signify, the world leader in lighting, launched a new range of LiFi systems that includes the world's fastest and most reliable LiFi systems commercially available. The range, branded Trulifi, leverages existing and future professional luminaires. Instead of using radio signals (such as WiFi, 4G/5G, Bluetooth, etc.), Trulifi uses light waves to enable highly reliable, secure two-way wireless communications at speeds far above most conventional workplace wireless technologies. Read more »
Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | Special Applications | Jun 24, 2019
Violumas improved output for their UVA 320– 410nm LEDs
Violumas improved output for their UVA 320– 410nm LEDs Violumas recently announced a 30% increase in optical output for all UVA SMDs. This increase can be attributed to their "Index Match" technology. The standard product line has a default radiant angle of 60°, and custom optics can be fitted for angles of 30°, 60°, 90°, 120°, and flat. Violumas first revealed its surface-mount-device (SMD) product lineup with a focus on thermal dissipation at RadTech 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Read more »
Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | UV-Modules | Horticulture | May 22, 2019
SETi and Seoul Viosys - Advanced UV LED Technology for Horticultural Applications
SETi and Seoul Viosys - Advanced UV LED Technology for Horticultural Applications Sensor Electronics Technology, Inc, (SETi), a division of Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys are showcasing the LED industry's first product line encompassing the entire UV spectrum from 225nm to 405nm, developed for a range of applications, including horticultural lighting to enhance plant growth cycles and control diseases at LIGHTFAIR International 2019, at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. Read more »
Featured | LEDs | RGB LEDs | Controls-IC | Displays | Apr 29, 2019
American Bright's Full Line of RGB with Built-in IC Devices
American Bright's Full Line of RGB with Built-in IC Devices American Bright introduces a full line of addressable RGB LED devices with built-in IC. This intelligent LED device integrates RGB chips and a control circuit into a single and compact package, available in 5050, 3528, and 4020 (side-emitting), suitable for indoor and outdoor, gaming machine, and all kinds of entertainment lighting. Read more »
Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | Special Applications | Disinfection | Medical | Apr 26, 2019
Nichia Launches a 280nm Deep UV LED
Nichia Launches a 280nm Deep UV LED Nichia Corporation is proud to introduce a new Deep UV LED, Part Number NCSU334A. Nichia has already had significant success over the years with UVA LEDs, specifically in convention resin curing applications. Nichia's new 280 nm UVC NCSU334A will be able to address mass market goals for water purification and air sterilization using Solid-State Lighting. With its small size (6.8x6.8 mm) and strong performance (55 mW typical optical power at 350 mA), the NCSU334A allows for system miniaturization and long-life solutions where previous technologies could not. Read more »
Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Apr 25, 2019
Luminus Adds Eleven High-Intensity IR LEDs
Luminus Adds Eleven High-Intensity IR LEDs Luminus Devices has significantly expanded its portfolio of high-power infrared (IR) LEDs with eleven emitters designed to address the rapid expansion of automotive, consumer, machine vision, medical, and security applications. The Luminus IR SST LEDs are now offered in three wavelengths – 810nm, 850nm, and 940nm – and six beam angle options ranging from 40° to 130°. The high radiometric power output and low thermal resistance allow system designers to reduce the number of emitters and overall footprint for a broad range of infrared applications. Read more »
Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Surveillance | Health | Apr 11, 2019
Lumileds Tailors Luxeon IR Family for Cost Conscious High Power Applications
Lumileds Tailors Luxeon IR Family for Cost Conscious High Power Applications Lumileds introduced the Luxeon IR 2720 Line, high power emitters that set the standard for abundant radiant power delivered in an industry standard package for seamless integration in existing designs. The emitters provide high radiant power of up to 1,300 mW at 940 nm or 1,250 mW at 850 nm wavelength and feature high efficacy and a popular 120° beam angle. The 2.75x2.0 mm LEDs are undomed and especially useful for applications with package height limitations that prevent the use of domed solutions. The emitters address a wide array of cost conscious infrared applications from surveillance and machine vision to iris scanning and health monitors. Read more »
Featured | Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Horticulture | Special Applications | Mar 25, 2019
Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency
Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp® XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing LEDs by up to 68 percent. These higher-performance horticulture LEDs increase the efficiency of LED luminaires and shorten their payback periods, making it more affordable to grow food under optimized lighting. Read more »
Work Lights | Systems + Applications | Special Applications | Bluetooth | Mar 13, 2019
Bosch Brings Rugged, Bright Bluetooth® Light to Jobsites
Bosch Brings Rugged, Bright Bluetooth® Light to Jobsites Controlling an area light shining over the entire jobsite can be tricky when it's strapped to the rafters. That's why Bosch is introducing the future of connected lighting. The Bosch GLI18V-1200C 18V Connected LED Area Light with Bluetooth® offers users full control over the smart light using a mobile device. Pros can now turn the light on and off remotely, dim the light to the desired brightness, put it on a timer and even check the battery – all from the free Bosch Toolbox App. Read more »
Special Applications | Systems + Applications | Wearables | Textiles | Mar 07, 2019
Luminous Motorbike Clothing for Enhanced Safety on the Road
Luminous Motorbike Clothing for Enhanced Safety on the Road Motorbike clothing manufacturer Held is cooperating with Osram to improve visibility on the road by including a range of models in its current collection that can be retrofitted with LED light modules from Osram. This move allows greater visibility and enhanced safety for motorcyclists during the night hours and in foggy and similar conditions. 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 »
Horticulture | Systems + Applications | Special Applications | Luminaires | Feb 27, 2019
Osram Provides Special Grow Light System for Horticulture Research
Osram Provides Special Grow Light System for Horticulture Research Osram has developed a research luminaire to meet the growing demands of researchers at universities, private institutes and plant production in greenhouses and vertical farms. Researchers and modern agriculturists can use the LED-based plant luminaire system Phytofy RL in the lab or in climatic chambers in order to develop new plant-specific light and growth recipes. These recipes can lead to desired outcomes in plant quality, yield and flavor. Read more »
Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Special Applications | Camera Flash LEDs | Feb 27, 2019
Lumileds Unveils Luxeon Flash 9X with Spectral Pure Technology for Flagship Smartphones
Lumileds Unveils  Luxeon Flash 9X with Spectral Pure Technology for Flagship Smartphones Lumileds today reasserted its market leading position in camera flash LEDs while at Mobile World Congress by introducing the Luxeon Flash 9X with Spectral Pure Technology LED that produces photos with the finest color quality. Noted for its small form factor (1.4 x 1.4 mm chip scale package), this robust LED is ideally suited to produce photos with vivid colors including the most realistic skin tones captured on any smart phone. "The improved picture quality with Spectral Pure Technology is stunning when compared side-by-side with photos captured at 80 CRI, the former industry standard. Pictures taken with LEDs supported by Spectral Pure Technology have richer colors and facial tones appear more attractive than before," said Thierry De Smet, Director of Product Marketing at Lumileds. Read more »
Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | Special Applications | Medical | Feb 20, 2019
New Mid-Power Ultraviolet Emitting Diode With Quartz Window from Vishay
New Mid-Power Ultraviolet Emitting Diode With Quartz Window from Vishay Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a ceramic mid power ultraviolet (UVC) emitting diode for sterilization, sanitation, and purification applications. Featuring a quartz window, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMU35CM00-280-120 delivers an extremely long lifetime in a compact 3.5 mm by 3.5 mm by 1.2 mm surface-mount package. Read more »
Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Horticulture | Special Applications | Feb 20, 2019
Cree Announces Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency with New Red XLamp LEDs
Cree Announces Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency with New Red XLamp LEDs Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp® XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing LEDs by up to 68 percent. These higher-performance horticulture LEDs increase the efficiency of LED luminaires and shorten their payback periods, making it more affordable to grow food under optimized lighting. 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 »
Components | LEDs | White LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Jan 17, 2019
Successful Development of High-output Broadband LEDs Capable of Emitting Visible Light to Near-infrared Light
Successful Development of High-output Broadband LEDs Capable of Emitting Visible Light to Near-infrared Light Ushio Opto Semiconductors, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., has recently developed a broadband LED that produces the world’s maximum output of 160 mW over a wide bandwidth between 400 and 1000 nm, which covers the range from visible light to near-infrared light. From the 1st of December, Ushio Opto Semiconductors, Inc. started shipping samples from its new “Spectro Series” lineup as part of the “epitex series” LED brand and will exhibit Photonics West 2019 (The Moscone Center US San Francisco) which will be held on February from 5th to 7th. Read more »
Systems + Applications | Outdoor Applications | Special Applications | Luminaires | Jan 17, 2019
GlacialLight Announces New LED Searchlight of GL-BL150-SL Series
GlacialLight Announces New LED Searchlight of GL-BL150-SL Series GlacialLight, the lighting division of GlacialTech Inc. announces a new energy efficient, powerful and endurable LED searchlight. The GL-BL150-SL is a 147W searchlight for outdoor lighting applications with rugged IP66 rated weatherproof design. Featuring up to 13,200 lumen output, the GL-BL150-SL produces over one hundred thousand lux at 1 meter distance. Read more »
Troffer | Systems + Applications | Industrial | Special Applications | Luminaires | Jan 03, 2019
Access Fixtures - New "No Light Below 450 nm" Troffers for Clean Rooms and Production Facilities
Access Fixtures - New "No Light Below 450 nm" Troffers for Clean Rooms and Production Facilities Access Fixtures has released a new LED troffer that emits no UV and no light below 450nm. Named FLAT, the troffer was designed for grid ceilings of clean rooms and production facilities that require no UV and no light below 450 nm. Prior to the advent of FLAT, clean rooms and production facilities that required no-UV lighting relied on fluorescent lamps with coatings (gold lamps) or filtered lenses to block out UV wavelengths. However, coatings and filters broke down over time, causing expensive production failures. The LED technology developed by Access Fixtures renders gold lamps and filters obsolete. 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 »
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