News-Spot | Business News | Nov 21, 2016

The Connected Lighting Alliance Accomplishes its Mission and Dissolves its Organization

The Connected Lighting Alliance Accomplishes its Mission and Dissolves its Organization The Connected Lighting Alliance (TCLA), the primary advocate of wireless lighting connectivity, announced today that is has accomplished its goal of converging the lighting industry in support of the use of open protocols for wireless lighting solutions. Having looked at a wide variety of open protocols, TCLA has now endorsed ZigBee 3.0 for consumer applications and identified the Thread Group as the organization to develop a suitable network-layer protocol for indoor professional lighting applications. As such, the members of TCLA have agreed to dissolve the organization by the 31st of December 2016. Their work and vision for interoperable wireless lighting solutions will continue at TCLA's partner organizations: the ZigBee Alliance, the Thread Group and the Fairhair Alliance. Read more »

Business News | Nov 16, 2016

EPIC & CSA Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Closer Cooperation

EPIC & CSA Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Closer Cooperation EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) and CSA (China Solid State Lighting Alliance) have signed a memorandum of understanding to further strengthen their existing collaboration. Additional emphasis will be placed on increasing public understanding of the science of Photonics, collaborate on information exchange, projects, events, and advisory mandates with an aim of bringing cooperation and, ultimately, the best new Lighting technologies and innovations to market. Read more »

Featured | Business News | Nov 15, 2016

Smart Lighting for Smart Cities

Smart Lighting for Smart Cities The winds of technical change are blowing through cities and communities. Digital networking is not only providing municipal authorities with considerable benefits but is also making cities safer and better places to live. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 29, 2016

Fraen Color-Mixing Zoom System Patent for LED Lighting Issued by USPTO

Fraen Color-Mixing Zoom System Patent for LED Lighting Issued by USPTO READING, Mass. (September 28, 2016) — Fraen is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently issued a patent on the cornerstone product of Fraen’s entertainment lighting optics portfolio. Patent number 9,411,083 was granted on August 9, 2016, and covers Fraen’s system for colormixing zoom LED lighting optics. Read more »

Business News | Sep 07, 2016

Mouser Announces Availability of TI's OPT3002 Light-to-Digital Sensor

Mouser Announces Availability of TI's OPT3002 Light-to-Digital Sensor Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the OPT3002 light-to-digital sensor from Texas Instruments (TI). Greatly improving system performance over standard photodiodes and photoresistors, the fully-integrated OPT3002 delivers the functionality of an optical power meter all within a single small device. Offering a wide spectral bandwidth, flexible and automated light measuring over a 23-bit effective dynamic range, and a simplified software and set-up configuration, this low-power optical sensor is ideal for use in optical spectral systems that require detection of a variety of wavelengths, such as optically-based diagnostic systems, or even as a low-power, battery-operated wake-up sensor. Read more »

Business News | Aug 30, 2016

EPIC Strengthens Team with Carmen Ferrari

EPIC Strengthens Team with Carmen Ferrari Carmen Ferrari, a certified meetings professional with a bachelor in business administration, joins EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) as Events and Marketing Manager. Carmen is passionate about bringing people together and has a wealth of experience in facilitating interaction among individuals. Read more »

Business News | Aug 23, 2016

Acquisition of Nualight’s LED Driver Business Strengthens Fulham’s European Channels

Fulham Company Group, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the LED Driver business of Lumotech, based in Alkmaar, Netherlands, from Nualight, a manufacturer of specialty LED products. With completion of this acquisition, Lumotech will become Fulham’s new European Design Centre. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 17, 2016

Honglizhihui Group: LED Production Base in Nangchang Jiangxi has Officially Started Production

Honglizhihui Group: LED Production Base in Nangchang Jiangxi has Officially Started Production Recently, Guangzhou Hongli Opto-Electronic Co.,Ltd. (Honglitronic) has announced that the company is officially renamed as Hongli Zhihui Group Co.,Ltd in July, 2016. In the meantime, the LED production base in Nangchang Jiangxi has officially started production. Read more »

Business News | Aug 03, 2016

Fulham Opens New European Headquarters and Design Centre

Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has established a new European headquarters and design centre in Alkmaar in the Netherlands. Opening of the new regional headquarters follows Fulham Group’s recent asset acquisition of Lumotech’s LED driver business which itself is based in Alkmaar. The transaction to acquire Lumotech assets was completed on June 30, 2016. Read more »

Business News | Jul 26, 2016

ams Acquires Color and Spectral Sensing Specialist MAZeT

ams Acquires Color and Spectral Sensing Specialist MAZeT ams AG, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, has closed the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in the color and spectral sensing systems specialist MAZeT GmbH for an undisclosed amount in cash. The strategic acquisition extends ams’ market leadership in advanced optical sensors and strengthens ams’ position in emerging optical sensing applications. Read more »

Business News | Jul 14, 2016

Infineon to Acquire Wolfspeed for US Dollar 850 Million in Cash

Infineon to Acquire Wolfspeed for US Dollar 850 Million in Cash Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announced today that Infineon has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Wolfspeed Power and RF division (“Wolfspeed”) of Cree. The deal also includes the related SiC wafer substrate business for power and RF power. The purchase price for this planned all-cash transaction is US Dollar 850 million (approximately Euro 740 million). This acquisition will enable Infineon to provide the broadest offering in compound semiconductors and will further strengthen Infineon as a leading supplier of power and RF power solutions in high-growth markets such as electro-mobility, renewables and next-generation cellular infrastructure relevant for IoT. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jun 27, 2016

Honglitronic's High Power AC LED Module Obtained the CE Certificate

Honglitronic's High Power AC LED Module Obtained the CE Certificate Honglitronic high power AC LED module obtained the CE certificate, 10W LE002,and 20W LE003, that means that the products meet European Union’s safety and EMC standard with CE certified lable.The LED components with CE certification could be an advantage for customers to make use of in the design of lamps and lanterns, and cost saving. It also can help the client to shorten down the lamps and lanterns’ CE certification cycle. Read more »

Business News | Jun 22, 2016

Mouser Electronics Now Shipping Cree’s Next Generation of XLamp XPG LEDs

Mouser Electronics Now Shipping Cree’s Next Generation of XLamp XPG LEDs Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the new XLamp® XP-G3 LEDs from Cree. This third generation of the XLamp XPG platform incorporates elements of Cree’s SC5 Technology™ Platform for high reliability at high operating temperatures. The LEDs deliver 31 percent more lumens and 8 percent higher lumens-per-watt than the previous generation. Optimized for directional, high-lumen applications, from indoor and outdoor to portable and lamp retrofits, the XP-G3 LEDs deliver the benefits of the XP-G platform — a compact, 3.45 × 3.45mm package and established ecosystem — enabling designers to simplify the design process and shorten time to market. Read more »

Business News | May 30, 2016

Samsung’s LED Component Test Lab Approved by UL for UL Total Certification Program

Samsung’s LED Component Test Lab Approved by UL for UL Total Certification Program SEOUL, Korea – May 26, 2016 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced component solutions, today announced that its test lab for LED packages and modules has been qualified by UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a widely-recognized global safety science organization, to operate the UL Total Certification Program (TCP), one of the highest levels of testing and qualification under the UL Data Acceptance Program (DAP). Read more »

Business News | May 16, 2016

Sensity Systems and Chinese Academy of Sciences to Construct Global Platform For Smart City Applications and Services

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Sensity Systems Inc., provider of a leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform for Smart Cities, today announced an agreement under which the two organizations will form a new joint venture in China to focus on the development of smart city solutions for China and sales worldwide. The resultant IoT Platform for Chinese Smart Cities will be application compatible with the current Sensity IoT Smart City Platform, thereby providing application developers access to a global market for cities. Outside of China, the joint venture products will be sold under the Sensity platform program. 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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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 »