Resources | Projects | Systems | Sustainability | Jan 16, 2018

‘Luminaire of the Future’ Aims to Revolutionize the European Lighting Industry by 2020

‘Luminaire of the Future’ Aims to Revolutionize the European Lighting Industry by 2020 As part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 work programme, the Repro-light project (Re-usable and re-configurable parts for sustainable LED based lighting systems) aspires to successfully initiate a transformation in the European LED lighting industry, by creating the ‘Luminaire of the Future’. Read more »

Resources | Projects | UV-Modules | UV-LEDs | Dec 06, 2017

“UV Power” Research Project Is Working on LED-Replacements for Conventional UV Light Sources

“UV Power” Research Project Is Working on LED-Replacements for Conventional UV Light Sources Since February 2017, a total of five research institutes and companies have been working on “UV Power”, a collaborative project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The partners have made it their goal to provide high-power UV LEDs to cover a wide variety of applications. These LEDs will eventually replace conventional UV light sources, which often contain toxic mercury, in areas such as production, disinfection, the environment, life sciences and medicine. UV LEDs are also likely to open up new areas of application. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | UV-LEDs | UV-Modules | May 12, 2017

Unique Project for Developing Mass Market UV LEDs for Disinfection

Unique Project for Developing Mass Market UV LEDs for Disinfection Eco-friendly purification of water – UV light is already being used to kill water-borne germs but the light sources used for this purpose are still predominantly mercury vapor lamps. UV LEDs have so far proved unattractive for reasons of cost. The aim of the UNIQUE project funded by the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology is therefore to develop high-power UV LEDs for industrial use. The project, which is being coordinated by Osram Opto Semiconductors, involves five Bavarian companies and research institutions. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | LEDs | Feb 09, 2017

International FLINGO Project to Improving the Properties of LEDs Has Started

International FLINGO Project to Improving the Properties of LEDs Has Started In view of the growing demands placed on the electrical, optical and thermal functionality of LEDs, more and more attention is being paid to research into new material properties. The purpose of the FLINGO project is therefore to develop new materials (layers in particular) and processes to improve the characteristics of LEDs, such as efficiency and durability. The intention is to maintain and improve market leadership in innovative LED products. As the project coordinator, Osram Opto Semiconductors is working since February 2017 with renowned universities, research institutes and companies. The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research is sponsoring the FLINGO project (Functional Inorganic Layers for Next Generation Optical Devices) as part of the M-ERA.NET EU initiative. Read more »

Resources | Projects | Tools | Software | Feb 08, 2017

Delphi4LED Project: New Design Tools To Speed Up Time To Market of HQ Large-Area LED Products

Delphi4LED Project: New Design Tools To Speed Up Time To Market of HQ Large-Area LED Products VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland develops novel LED light sources based on large, flexible and transparent substrates in collaboration with the Finnish companies Flexbright and Lighting Design Collective. An easy-to-customise LED foil suitable for mass production enables the introduction of the large area lighting and display technologies to applications such as vehicles, greenhouses, shopping centres and architectural lighting. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | EU-Calls | Photonics

EU-Call: Photonics KET 2017

Research activities on various photonic technologies can be proposed within this call. Research shall reinforce Europe’s competitiveness in the photonic market. All kind of SSL and optical research could be applicable for this call. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | EU-Calls | Material Science

EU-Call: Advanced Materials and Innovative Design for Improved Functionality and Aesthetics in High Added Value Consumer Goods

Proposals should address the development of innovative advanced material solutions for use in the creative industry sectors to make urban living significantly easier, more sustainable, more comfortable, more secure and more functional. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | EU-Calls | Sustainability

EU-Call: New Technologies and Life Cycle Management for Reconfigurable and Reusable Customised Products

This call addresses for example development of smart products where new and additional features can be implemented by reconfiguration during life cycle. This could e.g. apply for smart SSL Products. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | EU-Calls | Manufacturing | Measurement

EU-Call: In-Line Measurement and Control for Micro-/Nano-Enabled High-Volume Manufacturing for Enhanced Reliability

This call addresses proposals regarding R&D activities on test and measurement of micro- and nanostructured surfaces during mass production. This could cover e.g.in-line measurement technics of optical surfaces. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | EU-Calls | Manufacturing

EU-Call: New Product Functionalities Through Advanced Surface Manufacturing Processes for Mass Production

This call addresses research projects on surface modifying technologies (e.g. generation of micro- and nanostructured surfaces) that are suitable for mass production. Proposals for research on surfaces with special optical properties could be applicable but also structuring techniques on chip base. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | EU-Calls | IoT

EU Call: R&I on IoT Integration and Platforms

EU Call: R&I on IoT Integration and Platforms Proposals shall mainly cover research on architectures, concepts, methods and tools for open IoT platforms. Research shall be driven by ambitious use cases which could be LED and lighting applications. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | EU-Calls | IoT

EU Call: IoT Pilots

Within this call proposals for demonstration and validation of IoT tools and technologies in real-world scenarios shall be made. One of the named fields of interest is energy management at home and in buildings which includes IoT in LED and lighting applications. The call addresses EU-Brazil collaborations in particular. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | EU-Calls | Technologies

EU Call: FET-Open Research and Innovation Actions

This call is open for any kind of research on future and emerging technologies (FET) in early stages. Proposals should cover high-risk, interdisciplinary research on radically new technologies. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | DoE | SSL | May 18, 2016

DOE Awards Three Grants to SSL Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy have awarded three Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. These Phase I grants will explore the technical merit and commercial potential of different innovative concepts or technologies that are expected to contribute to the achievement of the price and performance goals described in DOE’s SSL R&D Plan. Read more »

News-Spot | Resources | Projects | EPIC | OLEDs | Feb 18, 2016

EPIC/Photonics 21 Announces EU Support for Photonics PPP Pilot Lines

EPIC/Photonics 21 Announces EU Support for Photonics PPP Pilot Lines Three major Pilot Lines, which help SMEs take photonics technologies from lab into market, have been launched today by the Photonics Public Private Partnership (PPP). The Pilot Lines mean that thousands of high tech SMEs in Europe - who often lack access to advanced, cost-intensive infrastructures and expertise needed to manufacture new and innovative products – will be able to take their good ideas, scale-them up and validate them with the first customers for commercial production. Read more »

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High Bay LED Driver of Efficiency 95% LIFUD just launched its 1ST generation of high bay driver, LF-FHBxxxYD/YE, for European market and Asian Pacific market. There’s a 12V cable reserved for connecting the driver to smart modules like sensors, Zigbee modules, DALI modules, etc. This 12V cable makes it flexible to meet various demands ... Read more »

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Cree® XLamp® CMT LEDs Deliver up to 45 Percent Higher Lumen Density than Competition

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BJB Launches Innovative Single-row LED Optic Series for Linear and Area Lighting with Slim Design and Integrated Fixing Elements

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Smart Control with GRE’s Dimming Modules

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Light is the Efficiency Booster

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A.A.G. Stucchi Presents New IP66/68 Connectors

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High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

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