Interoperability | Report | May 24, 2020

New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls explores the current interest in networked lighting controls (NLC) and the benefits various stakeholders can attain from championing interoperable systems. The report details three specific and actionable use cases and explains why interoperability is a core component for ongoing operation of energy savings programs and is essential for the long-lasting relevance of NLCs. At the end of each use case, the report outlines the steps lighting stakeholders can take to move the industry toward a more interoperable future. Read more »

Nichia | Fraunhofer | Featured | Research | Resources | Reports | Apr 22, 2020

Full Spectrum LEDs Outperform Standard LED Lighting, Study Shows

Full Spectrum LEDs Outperform Standard LED Lighting, Study Shows Full Spectrum LED products outperform conventional solutions, according to a study into the visual impact and perceptual performance of LED lighting by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP) in Stuttgart, Germany. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Automotive | Dec 19, 2019

Yole Identifies Automotive Lighting Being a Building Block of Autonomous Driving

Yole Identifies Automotive Lighting Being a Building Block of Autonomous Driving The automotive lighting market is booming. Yole Développement (Yole) announces a US$29 billion market in 2018. According to the market research and strategy consulting company, the automotive lighting sector should reach US$38.8 billion in 2024, at a 4.9% CAGR between 2018 and 2024. The digitalization of cars is a megatrend in the automotive industry, moving towards electric and autonomous vehicles. The developments related to this trend facilitate new approaches in safety, comfort, and information services. Exterior lighting is gaining significance because automated driving advancements have illustrated the importance of communication between all road users. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Roadmap | Micro-LEDs | Displays | Oct 04, 2019

Yole Releases Report on MicroLEDs: Satus and Reality Check

Yole Releases Report on MicroLEDs: Satus and Reality Check MicroLEDs are drawing an increasing amount of attention. Startups have raised more than US$800 million to date, including at least US$100 million in 2019. It is estimated Apple has spent in the range of US$1.5 to US$2 billions on the technology over the last five years. Panel makers such as Samsung Display, LG Display, AUO or Innolux have also significantly increased their efforts. Under this dynamic context, Yole Développement (Yole) is continuing its investigations towards microLED technologies and related applications. Read more »

Resources | Organization Statements | CIE | Health | Perception | News-Spot | Apr 24, 2019

CIE Publishes Position Statement on the Blue Light Hazard

CIE Publishes Position Statement on the Blue Light Hazard Today, CIE announced that CIE has published a Position Statement on the Blue Light Hazard which is approved by the CIE Board of Administration, which includes the Directors of all the CIE Divisions. Read more »

Research News | News-Spot | Human Centric Lighting | Resources | Health + Environment | Nov 09, 2018

Researchers from the University of Surrey Find that Blue Light Can Reduce Blood Pressure

Researchers from the University of Surrey Find that Blue Light Can Reduce Blood Pressure Exposure to blue light decreases blood pressure, reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, a new study from the University of Surrey and Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf in collaboration with Philips reports. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Human Centric Lighting | Feb 27, 2018

New LRC Study Tests the Impact of Circadian Light on Alertness in Office Workers

New LRC Study Tests the Impact of Circadian Light on Alertness in Office Workers In 2017 the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute published a groundbreaking study showing that office workers who receive a robust dose of circadian-effective light experience better sleep, and lower levels of depression and stress, than those who spend their days in dim or low light levels. The team of LRC researchers, led by Dr. Mariana Figueiro and sponsored by the U.S. General Services Administration, measured existing light levels for 109 participants at five federal office buildings designed to maximize daylight availability indoors. The research team found that even in open offices with many, large windows, office workers were not receiving enough light to stimulate their circadian system during the day, due to factors such as season, cloud cover, desk orientation, and window shade position. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Technologies | Light Conversion | News-Spot | Nov 20, 2017

Phosphors & QDs LED Downconverters Report for Lighting & Displays from Yole Développement

Phosphors & QDs LED Downconverters Report for Lighting & Displays from Yole Développement “Volume saturation, price pressure and a shifting intellectual property landscape are forcing the LED phosphor & QDs industry into a rationalization phase,” announces Dr. Eric Virey, Senior Technology & Market Analyst, Yole Développement (Yole). Read more »

Resources | Reports | Displays | Light Generation | News-Spot | Sep 01, 2017

Yole Développement Releases QD & Wide Color Gamut Display Technologies Report

Yole Développement Releases QD & Wide Color Gamut Display Technologies Report “As TV makers struggle to trigger replacement cycles, WCG and HDR and their notable picture quality improvements are the next growth drivers for the TV industry,” announces Eric Virey, Senior Market & Technology Analyst, LED, Sapphire & Displays at Yole Développement (Yole). Read more »

EcoDesign Directive | Reports | Resources | Jul 24, 2017

Energy Requirements for Lighting Systems Lead to Enormous Energy Savings and Improved Quality of Light

Energy Requirements for Lighting Systems Lead to Enormous Energy Savings and Improved Quality of Light Based on results from the Ecodesign Preparatory Study on Lighting Systems (ENER Lot 37), the Directorate-General on Energy will possibly present in the upcoming months specific policy proposals that will very positively influence the lighting system design for buildings and roads. If implemented, the EU-28 total annual electricity saving potential of 48-56 TWh/year in 2050 will exceed the saving potential of the existing EcoDesign Directive 245/2009 on lighting products in the tertiary sector. Read more »

Human Centric Lighting | SCHEER | Resources | Reports | Health + Environment | Jul 21, 2017

SCHEER Draft Report on LED Published - Health Study

SCHEER Draft Report on LED Published - Health Study The EU Scientific Committee on Health, Environment and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) has published on 19 July 2017, a Preliminary Opinion on potential risks to human health of Light Emitting Diodes. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Indoor Applications | Apr 12, 2017

Lighting Controls Association Publishes Lighting Controls Guide for Open Offices

Lighting Controls Association Publishes Lighting Controls Guide for Open Offices The Lighting Controls Association has published a basic guide to applying lighting controls to open office spaces. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Discussions | NLB | Health | Apr 03, 2017

National Lighting Bureau: AMA Lighting Recommendations are Based on Wrong Metric

National Lighting Bureau: AMA Lighting Recommendations are Based on Wrong Metric The American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) warnings about too much “blue light” at night are seriously flawed: The AMA developed them using a measuring tool that does not measure the specific kind of “blue light” the AMA is concerned about. Nonetheless, according to speakers at the National Lighting Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum, some jurisdictions and public-transportation departments nationwide believe, mistakenly, that they will reduce human-health risks by adopting the AMA’s recommendations. Making matters worse, when applied to street and roadway lighting, the AMA recommendations could erode public safety by diminishing driver and pedestrian visibility, while also reducing energy efficiency or increasing energy costs. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Health | Jan 05, 2017

Lighting-for-Seniors Study Hints that “Tunable” White LED Light Has Positive Effects

Lighting-for-Seniors Study Hints that “Tunable” White LED Light Has Positive Effects Disturbed sleep patterns are common among the residents of senior-care facilities, due to the aging process and diseases like Alzheimer’s. Could lighting make a difference? That’s the question that the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD); the ACC Care Center, also in Sacramento; and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) decided to answer, at least on a preliminary basis, by replacing some of the Care Center’s fluorescent lighting in one corridor, two resident rooms (including bathrooms), the nurse station, the common family room, and the administrator’s office. Read more »

Resources | Reports | DoE | Market | OLEDs | Jul 14, 2016

DoE Releases OLED Market Report for 2016

DoE Releases OLED Market Report for 2016 The latest DoE market report for OLEDs sounds much more modest than some older market reports when DoE concludes in the management summary: With rapid advances in these areas, this technology could become the complementary solid-state counterpart to LEDs, a dynamic and softly luminous luminaire element and building material. On the positive side, DoE states that while OLEDs are struggling through a similar set of difficulties like LEDs did in the early years, OLED manufacturers have the advantage of having watched and learned from the LED industry’s working through these problems. Read more »

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LumiTop 4000: Comprehensive Optical Wafer Testing for μLEDs

LumiTop 4000: Comprehensive Optical Wafer Testing for μLEDs Instrument Systems offers a unique camera-based measurement solution for μLED wafer testing that generates 2-dimensional, pixel-resolved optical analyses within given cycle times. The LumiTop 4000 has a resolution of 12 MP and can detect the smallest of defects and inhomogeneities on the wafer. ... Read more »

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Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED

Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED Lumileds introduces the LUXEON HL2X, the ideal choice for roadway lighting and sports lighting fixtures with the highest flux and efficiency in an industry standard package. "With 318+ lumens at 700 mA and 85°C, LUXEON HL2X delivers more 'field usable lumens' for optical engineers to work with. ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight A small LED torch that emits deep red light could help improve declining eyesight, scientists have said: A study by University College London, involving a small sample size of 24 people, has shown that staring at long wavelength light for three minutes every day can "significantly improve vision" ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection Signify, the world leader in lighting, is increasing its UV-C lighting production capacity and expanding its UV-C product portfolio. The company is leveraging more than 35 years of expertise in UV-C lighting to address the growing global need for the disinfection of air, surfaces and objects. Read more »