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 »

Resources | Projects | Smart Lighting & IoT | Roadmap | Jun 01, 2015

OpenAIS Project – Ideation and Roadmapping Workshop

OpenAIS Mission Statement On May 6th and 7th, Johnson Controls invited experts to an ideation and roadmapping workshop in Manchester in the framework of the European Community funded project OpenAIS. Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Fundings | Jun 16, 2014

DOE Announces Selections for SSL R&D Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the competitive selection of solid-state lighting (SSL) projects to receive funding, in response to the SSL funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0000973. These one- to two-year projects will focus on the areas of Core Technology Research, which involves the application of fundamental scientific concepts to SSL technology; and Product Development, which involves using the knowledge gained from basic or applied research to develop or improve commercially viable SSL materials, devices, or systems. 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

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 »