Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 23, 2016

Luxtech Launches Industry-Leading Flexible LED Tape Family

Luxtech Launches Industry-Leading Flexible LED Tape Family Luxtech, a leading American manufacturer of LED modules, today announces its FLEX family of architectural-grade flexible LED tape for luminaires. The new FLEX family addresses the concerns luminaire manufacturers have with previous LED tape products. The product is cuttable in convenient lengths suitable to the North American market. A heavier copper weight ensures brightness consistency and excellent thermal performance. Specification-grade 3M VHB adhesive ensures the product will remain bound to its housing for years to come. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 21, 2016

BJB’s Releases Gen. 2 Linear Flat System (Zhaga Book 14 Standard)

BJB’s Releases Gen. 2 Linear Flat System (Zhaga Book 14 Standard) BJB has released the 2nd generation Linear Flat System (LFS) with improved efficacy (up to 150 Lm/W) and light distributions. With these characteristics – which reflect the philosophy of “late stage finishing” – the LFS from BJB’s OEM-Line represents an intelligent solution offering considerable added value to both luminaire manufacturers and end-users. These comprehensive benefits are proving effective: Zhaga created a new standard (Book 14) for Socketable Linear LED Light Engines based on BJB’ Linear Flat System. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 16, 2016

Inventronics Expands EBS Product Line with DALI Compatibility and Advanced Common Mode Surge Protection

Inventronics Expands EBS Product Line with DALI Compatibility and Advanced Common Mode Surge Protection Inventronics has announced the release of the new EBS BTE Series of 40 W, constant-current programmable IP20 LED drivers. They operate from 176-305 Vac input and are designed for operation in both Class I and Class II environments. They are primarily aimed at street lighting applications but are equally capable in any luminaire where robust performance is needed. The advanced common mode surge protection fully meets EN61000-4-5 and EN61547, even in Class II luminaries, thus providing market leading protection against common mode surge; the most frequent cause of failure in street lighting. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 14, 2016

Cree Announces the Next Generation XHP50.2 LEDs

Cree Announces the Next Generation XHP50.2 LEDs Cree introduces the XLamp® XHP50.2 LED, which delivers up to seven percent more lumens and 10 percent higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the first generation XHP50 LED in the same 5.0 mm x 5.0 mm package. The new XHP50.2 LED enables lighting manufacturers to quickly improve the performance of existing XHP50 lighting designs. Capable of producing more than 2,500 lumens from its 6mm light emitting surface (LES), the XHP50.2 can reduce the size and cost of new designs and enable innovative solutions to address applications ranging from spot to street lighting. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 13, 2016

Diodes Introduces New Triac-Dimmable LED Controller/Driver Design Platform

Diodes Introduces New Triac-Dimmable LED Controller/Driver Design Platform The AL1692 LED controller/driver introduced by Diodes Incorporated is a platform-based design solution for triac-dimmable LED lamps. The internal MOSFET versions provide a low-cost solution with compact PCB size and directly drive lamps rated from 3 W to 13 W. The controller-only version with an external MOSFET can support higher power applications up to 25 W. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 09, 2016

New Lumawise LED Holder Type Z35 from TE Connectivity

New Lumawise LED Holder Type Z35 from TE Connectivity TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced the Lumawise LED holder type Z35 to provide a higher level of integration via a solderless connection to chip-on-board (COB) LEDs, using standard pan-head and countersunk screws. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 09, 2016

Hirose Introduces Industry's Lowest Profile LED Module Connectors

Hirose Introduces Industry's Lowest Profile LED Module Connectors Hirose, a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative connector solutions, has launched an easy to use, tool-less strip & poke connector ideal for LED lighting module applications. With a height of only 4.2mm, the KN27 Series combines a space saving design of 3.9mm width (for single contact) and 11.85mm length - all using a standard industry footprint. In addition, the smaller KN27 Series offers a higher current rating of up to 9A. Read more »

Technology | Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 09, 2016

LRC Releases Free, Open Access Circadian Stimulus Calculator

LRC Releases Free, Open Access Circadian Stimulus Calculator The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has recently released a free, open-access circadian stimulus (CS) calculator to help lighting professionals select light sources and light levels that will increase the potential for circadian-effective light exposure in architectural spaces, utilizing the CS metric. Developed by LRC researchers, the CS metric is a new way to quantify light’s impact on acute melatonin suppression, a marker of circadian system activation. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 07, 2016

uPowerTek Launches 75 W NFC Programmable LED Driver

uPowerTek Launches 75 W NFC Programmable LED Driver To make smart lighting simple and reliable, uPowerTek recently released a new 75 W NFC programmable LED driver. The output current of the driver can be programed by a NFC programmer, touch free and fast. Compared with other programmable LED drivers, uPowerTek’s NFC programmable driver has several advantages. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 07, 2016

Future Lighting Solutions Updates the Lighting System Creator

Future Lighting Solutions Updates the Lighting System Creator Future Lighting Solutions, the world-class leader and innovator in demand creation, marketing and distribution of solid-state lighting technologies, announces significant enhancements to its Lighting System Creator design tool, available free of charge to engineers worldwide. The LSC, designed for enabling lighting designers to quickly and efficiently design lighting systems, now has several feature upgrades. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 05, 2016

Instrument Systems Enables Tests According to ErP Directive

Instrument Systems Enables Tests According to ErP Directive With the newly optimized design of the LGS 350 goniophotometer, Instrument Systems provides a highly accurate and fast testing system for medium-sized LED modules. An add-on of the established SpecWin Pro software allows a broad range of ErP tests according to the EU Eco-Design Directive. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 01, 2016

Samsung’s New High-power LED for High Density Lighting

Samsung’s New High-power LED for High Density Lighting Samsung’s new high-power LED package, LH351D, is a cost-optimized solution for high density lighting applications such as stadium and arena lighting. The ceramic-based LH351D features higher performance over extended periods of time and also provides ultra-high light efficacy up to 179 lm/W (at 85°C, 5000 K) to nicely fit DLC 4.0 Premium requirements. Operating at a maximum current up to 3.0A, Samsung’s LH351D can cover from 3 to 10 watts. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Nov 29, 2016

ams Launches AS7221 Spectral Tuning IoT Smart Lighting Manager

ams Launches AS7221 Spectral Tuning IoT Smart Lighting Manager ams AG, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, today announced the AS7221, the industry’s first integrated white-tunable smart lighting manager. Lighting manufacturers designing with the AS7221 can now quickly integrate high-precision CCT, or “Kelvin-tuning”, capabilities into their Internet of Things (IoT) smart lighting offerings. The versatile architecture, which includes an I2C extension interface, positions the AS7221 to deliver Internet of Awareness™ IoT sensor hub platform capabilities for sens-ing functions such as air quality, temperature, occupancy, and presence. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Nov 21, 2016

Sharp Updates and Expands Their Popular Natural Toning Zenigata LEDs

Sharp Updates and Expands Their Popular Natural Toning Zenigata LEDs Sharp Devices Europe (SDE) has launched the second generation of its Natural Toning Zenigata COB LEDs, which warm as they are dimmed. The new models offer an expanded CCT range and enhanced energy efficiency. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Nov 16, 2016

Thomas Research Products Introduces New 100W LED Power Supply

Thomas Research Products Introduces New 100W LED Power Supply Thomas Research Products has introduced a new 100W power supply for LEDs. This new model provides high performance at a lower cost. Thomas Research Products manufactures complete LED power and control solutions for OEMs and retrofitters. Read more »

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LUXTECH Introduces FLEX Color, Architectural Grade RGB Tape

LUXTECH Introduces FLEX Color, Architectural Grade RGB Tape LUXTECH, a leading American manufacturer of architectural grade LED modules, introduces FLEX Color to their line of flexible LED strips. The RGB strip light is populated by high quality LEDs with tight binning to maintain color consistency. Read more »

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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity Synergy 21 has been a successful, well-known brand in the lighting industry for around 9 years. We satisfy our customers with top-notch planning, development, production, and distribution of high-quality lighting fixtures. We also offer an attractive working environment to over 200 employees at 6 ... Read more »

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XP-G2 High Efficacy LEDs Use Less Power, Drop-in Compatible

XP-G2 High Efficacy LEDs Use Less Power, Drop-in Compatible Cree, Inc. announces the new High Efficacy (HE) version of the XLamp® XP-G2 LED that delivers improved performance compared to standard XP-G2 LEDs, with higher output and greater efficiency to enable smaller, lighter, lower-cost designs. The original XLamp XP-G2 LED pioneered a broad set of LED ... 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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