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

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 »

EDITORIAL

Future Lighting Solutions Launches Offline Lighting System Selector Mobile App for iOS and Android

Future Lighting Solutions Launches Offline Lighting System Selector Mobile App for iOS and Android Montreal, Canada (mynewsdesk) January 21, 2020 - Future Lighting Solutions (FLS), a leading provider of solid-state lighting, engineering expertise and design tools, is proud to announce the launch of their new offline Lighting System Selector for iOS and Android devices. Read more »

EDITORIAL

Researchers from Hokkaido University Let Europium Shine Brighter

Researchers from Hokkaido University Let Europium Shine Brighter A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting devices. - The europium Eu(III) complex with nanocarbon antenna emitting fine red light. Read more »

EDITORIAL

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 »

EDITORIAL

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 »

EDITORIAL

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 »

EDITORIAL

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 »