Fundings & Projects | News-Spot | Apr 24, 2015

VoLiFa2020

Brightening the Dark – BMBF funds research project to develop a fully adaptive light projection system to increase traffic safety Read more »

White Paper | Technology | Mar 30, 2015

TRIAC Dimmable, Isolated LED Driver with High Power Factor Needs No Opto-Isolators

TRIAC Dimmable 20W Offline LED Driver Using the LT3799 As environmental concerns over traditional lighting in-crease and the price of LEDs decreases, high power LEDs are fast becoming a popular lighting solution for offline applications. In order to meet the requirements of offline lighting - such as high power factor, high efficiency, isolation and TRIAC dimmer compatibility - prior LED drivers used many external discrete components, resulting in cumbersome solutions. By Wei Gu Applications Engineering Section Leader at Linear Technology demonstrates how new solutions reduce complexity while improving performance. Read more »

Fundings & Projects

“EnLight” Project Receives 2014 ENIAC JU Innovation Award

Enlight has received the 2014 ENIAC Innovation award at the European Nanoelectronics Forum on November 26th in Cannes ECSEL Joint Undertaking, supporting projects of the ENIAC JU, announced the Enlight project for Intelligent, Energy Efficient Lighting Systems as the winner of the 2014 Innovation Award at the European Nanoelectronics Forum. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | News-Spot | Oct 12, 2014

CoeLux

The sky light reconstruction in artificial illumination by means of solid transparent nanocomposites CoeLux is an optical system based on nano technology to artificially reproduce the natural light and visual appearance of the sun and sky. CoeLux offers a breakthrough opportunity for indoor architecture by creating the sensation of infinite space. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | News-Spot | Oct 11, 2014

Illuminate

SSL for illumination of city centres and exposition buildings The ILLUMINATE project will assess SSL applicability and benefit as in high quality urban areas and in buildings hosting expositions and museums when light quality is un uncompromising requirement and SSL use is still problematic. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | News-Spot | Oct 10, 2014

EnLight

Energy Efficient and Intelligent Lighting Systems Energy efficiency and sustainability are major concerns in society today. The lighting industry is going through a radical transformation driven by rapid progress in LED lighting, semiconductor technology, and the need for sustainable and energy-efficient solutions. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | News-Spot | Oct 10, 2014

LASSIE-FP7

Large Area Solid State Intelligent Efficient luminaires The main objective of the LASSIE-FP7 consortium is to implement large-area and low-cost intelligent SSL modules with high efficiency and high lighting quality, while assessing their environmental impact over the life cycle. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | News-Spot | Oct 10, 2014

Newled

NEWLED will develop high efficiency and high brightness monolithic and hybrid all-semiconductor WHITE light-emitting GaN-based diodes. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | Oct 09, 2014

SSL-erate

Accelerate SSL Innovation for Europe SSL-erate is a 3-year coordination project that aims to accelerate the uptake of high-quality Solid State Lighting (SSL) technology in Europe by supporting open innovation and bringing validated information to all relevant stakeholders. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | News-Spot | Oct 09, 2014

Hi-LED

Human-centric Intelligent LED engines for the take up of SSL in Europe The HILED project will advance the state of the art of Solid State Lighting (SSL) through research on innovative light engines that take advantage of full control of light. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 08, 2014

IEA Issues Final Report on Potential Health Issues Related to Solid-State Lighting

Not just the 8 displayed LEDs have emission spectra falling into the action spectrum of the "Blue Light Hazard" (black curve). A part of the emission spectrum of practically any natural or artificial light source falls in this range around 437nm Recently, the governments of ten countries announced the publication of a comprehensive review of the current literature relating to human health impacts of solid-state lighting (SSL). This review evaluates whether energy-efficient LED systems are a safe light source to illuminate our homes, buildings and outdoor areas. The review concluded that SSL technology is not expected to have more direct negative impacts on human health with respect to non-visual effects than other lighting technologies. For electromagnetic fields, human exposure emitted by SSL products does not appear to be a critical issue as their magnitude is generally much smaller than those corresponding to discharge lamps or certain household appliances. The report also provides advice on flicker and glare. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | Oct 07, 2014

LED 4 ART

High quality and energy efficient LED illumination for art Read more »

Fundings & Projects | Sep 18, 2014

European "Flexibilis" Project to Develop Flexible Barrier to Replace ITO in OLED Applications

The pan-European collaborative project "Flexibilis" is providing the expertise to both develop and test the advances in large area OLED and OPV devices at pilot production scale Currently the commercialisation of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) based applications such as flexible displays, lighting and energy harvesting devices is heavily dependent on the use of indium tin oxide (ITO) for transparent conducting films, and encapsulation films with high performance barrier properties. There is an industry need for the creation of alternative technologies and materials that have equal performance but deliver low cost, sustainable, transparent and flexible products for these applications. Throughout Europe, it is proving extremely difficult to develop the manufacture of these alternative materials beyond laboratory scale to the position where they are available in large area quantities at a price compatible with supporting market growth. Read more »

White Paper | Technology

WHITE PAPER: Intelligent Over Temperature Protection for LED Lighting Applications

Application circuit with the new ILD6070 driver: The current reduction is triggered at a threshold of the solder point temperature of the LED driver IC which is adjustable using an external resistor connected to the Tadj pin LED lighting is becoming increasingly popular. It offers numerous advantages over conventional lighting, but there are still some issues. One is thermal management. Bernd Pflaum and Hakan Yilmazer from Infineon Technologies explain how LED driver ICs with smart over temperature protection help to increase lifetime and optimize system costs of LED lighting systems. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jul 23, 2014

EPIC Initiates Technology and Market Study on Photonics Technologies in the Automotive Industry

Sensing is just one application area in automotive where photonics is used (Source: www.hamamatsu.com) EPIC has signed a contract with market research and consultancy firm TEMATYS for carrying out an in-depth market and technology report of photonics technologies used in cars and for its manufacturing. Manufacturing includes laser systems used in welding, cutting, marking … as well as for acquiring information such as machine vision, reflectometry, thermography, profilometry, shearography … Photonics technologies are extensively used in the car for sensing and imaging, optical communication (MOST networks, Flexray), delivering information (screens, displays, GPS), lighting, (LED, OLED, laser), and energy such as photovoltaic. Read more »

FEATURED

WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting

WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting Horticultural lighting is one of the fastest growing markets in the LED lighting industry today. Currently estimated at being worth $690 million dollars annually by LEDInside, this figure is projected to reach billions in the coming years. Read more »

FEATURED

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 »

FEATURED

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 »

FEATURED

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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