Featured | Simulation Tools | Apr 01, 2017

Lumileds Launched Horticulture Lighting Calculator

Lumileds Launched Horticulture Lighting Calculator Lumileds introduced an online calculator that fixture manufacturers can use to more quickly optimize the design of their grow lights. The calculator allows the user to input various LED combinations and operating conditions to generate the spectral power distribution, photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), and power usage of a fixture using Lumileds LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs. Read more »

Products | Simulation Tools | Jan 17, 2017

Lumileds Launches Horticulture Lighting Calculator to Accelerate Grow Light Development

Lumileds Launches Horticulture Lighting Calculator to Accelerate Grow Light Development Lumileds today introduced an online calculator that fixture manufacturers can use to more quickly optimize the design of their grow lights. The calculator allows the user to input various LED combinations and operating conditions to generate the spectral power distribution, photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), and power usage of a fixture using Lumileds LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs. Read more »

Products | Simulation Tools | Technology | Light Perception | Dec 09, 2016

LRC Releases Free, Open Access Circadian Stimulus Calculator

LRC Releases Free, Open Access Circadian Stimulus Calculator The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has recently released a free, open-access circadian stimulus (CS) calculator to help lighting professionals select light sources and light levels that will increase the potential for circadian-effective light exposure in architectural spaces, utilizing the CS metric. Developed by LRC researchers, the CS metric is a new way to quantify light’s impact on acute melatonin suppression, a marker of circadian system activation. Read more »

Products | Simulation Tools | Dec 07, 2016

Future Lighting Solutions Updates the Lighting System Creator

Future Lighting Solutions Updates the Lighting System Creator Future Lighting Solutions, the world-class leader and innovator in demand creation, marketing and distribution of solid-state lighting technologies, announces significant enhancements to its Lighting System Creator design tool, available free of charge to engineers worldwide. The LSC, designed for enabling lighting designers to quickly and efficiently design lighting systems, now has several feature upgrades. Read more »

Products | Simulation Tools | Sep 30, 2016

Lambda Research Releases TracePro® Version 7.8

Lambda Research Releases TracePro® Version 7.8 Lambda Research Corporation, a leading designer and publisher of illumination and optical design software, announces the official release date of its flagship TracePro software. The latest release, TracePro v7.8, will be available to download starting, September 30, 2016. Read more »

Products | Simulation Tools | Jul 15, 2015

Lambda Research Announces TracePro® Version 7.6 Update Release

Lambda Research's latest version of TracePro® has implemented several new fetures and material catalogues Lambda Research Corporation, a leading designer and publisher of illumination and optical design software, announces the current release of the latest version of its flagship TracePro software. Read more »

Products | Simulation Tools | Jul 09, 2015

Updated LightTools 8.3 Speeds the Design of Luminaires with a New Advanced Design Module

Synopsys, Inc. announced the availability of version 8.3 of its LightTools® illumination design software, which offers a new Advanced Design Module with robust capabilities for modelling freeform optics for a wide range of applications. The new capabilities enable users to easily incorporate freeform surfaces in illumination designs to produce optical systems that have increased energy efficiency, superior light control and innovative design forms. In addition, LightTools 8.3 delivers new features for highly accurate design and modelling of phosphor based LED systems. Read more »

Products | Simulation Tools | Apr 27, 2015

Lambda Research Luminit Diffuser Sheet Catalog Availability in TracePro v7.6

Downlights are just one example where the diffusor sheets from the Luminit Diffuser Sheet Catalog can be used Lambda Research Corporation, a leading designer and publisher of illumination and optical design software, announces the availability of the Luminit Light Shaping Diffusers catalog in the latest version of its flagship TracePro software. Read more »

Products | Simulation Tools | Feb 13, 2015

PI’s Flexible Power Supply Design Tool Is Now Available as a Cloud-Based App

Power Integrations' PSU design Tool, PI Expert™ Suite, is now also available as a cloude-base app Power Integrations, the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced that its powerful, flexible power supply unit (PSU) design tool, PI Expert™ Suite, is now accessible as a cloud-based app. Previously, users downloaded the tool to a local PC or workstation; with the cloud-based version designers may access the design tool from any internet browser and can be sure that they are always using the most up-to-date version. Read more »

Products | Simulation Tools | Dec 17, 2014

Online Calculator Enables Quick and Simple LED Heat Sink Analysis and Design

HeatSink Calculator allows simple but reliable modelling of thermal management systems Introducing the HeatSinkCalculator, an online calculator used to design, analyze and optimize heat sinks in various flow conditions. This simple yet powerful calculator allows the rapid design and analysis of heat sinks by novices and experts in thermal analysis. Read more »

Products | Simulation Tools | Jul 09, 2014

Updated LightTools 8.3 Speeds the Design of Luminaires with a New Advanced Design Module

Synopsys, Inc. announced the availability of version 8.3 of its LightTools® illumination design software, which offers a new Advanced Design Module with robust capabilities for modelling freeform optics for a wide range of applications. The new capabilities enable users to easily incorporate freeform surfaces in illumination designs to produce optical systems that have increased energy efficiency, superior light control and innovative design forms. In addition, LightTools 8.3 delivers new features for highly accurate design and modelling of phosphor based LED systems. Read more »

Products | Simulation Tools | Apr 09, 2014

Lambda Research Corporation Announces the Release of OSLO v6.6.2

OSLO is available in four editions, OSLO Premium, OSLO Standard, and OSLO Light, plus a free educational version OSLO EDU Lambda Research Corporation, the leading designer and publisher of illumination and optical design software, announces the latest release of OSLO – v6.6.2 – which contains significant updates and enhancements. Read more »

Products | Simulation Tools | Mar 21, 2014

Altium Partners with Octopart in Developer Program to Improve Features of Altium Designer

Altium Designer offers a search engine covering 200+ distributors for quick access to supply chain information Altium Limited, a global leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING), announces a third party developer partnership with Octopart, a well known provider of an electronic parts search engine used by hundreds of thousands of engineers to find and compare parts across different manufacturers and distributors. Read more »

Products | Simulation Tools | Feb 26, 2014

Lambda Research Adds Improved Photorealistic Rendering Capability To TracePro

TracePro's new rendering engine offers ten times faster photoreslistic rendering while improving quality Lambda Research Corporation, the leading designer and publisher of illumination and optical design software, introduces improved photorealistic rendering with the latest release of its flagship product, TracePro®. The photorealistic rendering capability uses photon mapping to render scenes, sources, lightpipes, and instrument panels. Render high-fidelity photorealistic images showing the lit appearance of optical and illumination systems, and their affected surroundings. Read more »

Products | Simulation Tools | Nov 21, 2013

Mentor Graphics Next-Generation FloTHERM Product Delivers Enhanced Performance and Extended Functionality

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced its next-generation FloTHERM® product featuring a new native Windows graphical user interface (GUI) to handle pre-processing and large models with ease, targeting today’s most advanced electronic designs. The latest release continues the product line’s 25 year history of technical product innovation and was developed based on extensive user feedback. Read more »

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GRE Alpha Introduces ENO-DIM EnOcean Wireless Dimming Module

GRE Alpha Introduces ENO-DIM EnOcean Wireless Dimming Module GRE Alpha announced the release of its cutting-edge ENO-DIM dimming module with integrated EnOcean technology. The spring-loaded terminal simplifies installation and is compatible with any EnOcean-enabled wireless switch. With the ready to install dimming module, it's just plug and play. The ... Read more »

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LiFi - What It Is, How It Works, What It Provides, How to Apply, and Its Future Prospects

LiFi - What It Is, How It Works, What It Provides, How to Apply, and Its Future Prospects The acronym LiFi (Light Fidelity) was born at the beginning of the 2010s. Its name derives from the very well-known WiFi (Wireless Fidelity). The term VLC (Visible Light Communication) is used in the restricted instances of visible light. Mr. Luc Chassage who works for Oledcomm and the Versailles ... Read more »

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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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