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 »

Resources | Reports | EcoDesign Directive | 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 »

Resources | Reports | Human Centric Lighting | Health & Environment | SCHEER | 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 »

Resources | Reports | Discussions | Health & Environment | Jul 01, 2016

Lighting Research Center Issues Response to AMA Report on LED Lighting

Lighting Research Center Issues Response to AMA Report on LED Lighting Recently the American Medical Association (AMA) has produced a document cautioning the public about In-Ga-N based LEDs used as sources of illumination. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received a large number of requests for an opinion. Professors Mark Rea and Mariana Figueiro of the LRC have prepared a response. Read more »

Resources | Roadmap | Market | LightingEurope | Mar 15, 2016

LightingEurope Defines Growth Drivers for the European Lighting Market and will Increase the Value of Light to Society

LightingEurope Defines Growth Drivers for the European Lighting Market and will Increase the Value of Light to Society LightingEurope launched today the Strategic Roadmap 2025 at Light & Building in Frankfurt. Jan Denneman, president of LightingEurope, and André ten Bloemendal, chairman of the taskforce strategic roadmap, presented the growth drivers for the European lighting market: better quality of lighting through LEDification, intelligent lighting systems and human centric lighting based on a circular economy. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Technologies | Controls | Jul 22, 2015

NLPIP Releases Report on Wired and Wireless Lighting Controls

The graphics from the report shows how different sensor systems can behave; in this case a wired vs. a wireless photosensor The National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center (LRC) recently released its latest publication, Lighting Answers: Comparison of Wired and Wireless Lighting Controls for Single Rooms. Read more »

Resources | Roadmap | DoE | Technologies | SSL | Jun 15, 2015

DoE: Solid-State Lighting R&D Plan

The solid-state lighting (SSL) revolution signals a profound shift in how we will use and consider lighting and represents a huge opportunity to generate significant energy savings. The energy being used for lighting represents a significant portion of global energy use. Rising electricity prices, mounting concerns about climate change, and desire for energy independence are causing the global lighting market to shift toward more energy-efficient light sources. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Market | SSL | Feb 06, 2015

Overview of the Data and Development of Solid State Lighting Industry in China in 2014

Industrial scale of various segments of semiconductor lighting industry in China 2014 Driven by technology progress and market demands, the Solid State Lighting industry will enter another new round of rapid growth, towards the direction of higher efficacy, lower cost, higher reliability and wider applications. Cross-field integration is emerging, which will deliver products with advanced technology and added value. In 2015, the industry is expected to continue rapid growth, with the overall growth rate more than 35%. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Market | Technologies | OLEDs | Dec 11, 2014

Research and Markets Announces OLED Lighting Opportunities 2015-2025 Forecast

The report covers several different aspects like for instance a comparison between important LED and OLED properties OLED lighting is an emerging solid-state lighting technology. It potentially provides a route into the large and growing global lighting market. The lighting market is however complex as it is a highly fragmented space thanks to the existence of a broad technology mix and a diversity of customer needs. Read more »

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Cree Launches Industry’s First Extreme Density LED

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Lumileds Delivers up to 48% Higher “Punch” than Competitors

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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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