HCL | Luminaires | Signify | May 23, 2020

NatureConnect - An Innovative Lighting System Inspired by Nature

NatureConnect - An Innovative Lighting System Inspired by Nature Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, introduces NatureConnect, a lighting innovation inspired by nature to make people feel happier and healthier. The system is built on proven biophilic design principles, which use elements of nature in interior spaces to create healthy, engaging and inspiring environments. The first implementation of NatureConnect is currently taking place at one of Skanska’s offices in Warsaw, Poland, a leading international project development and construction company. Read more »

Measurement | Tools | May 15, 2020

Measuring Uniformity of LED Luminaires in Seconds: MKS Announces Ophir® FluxGage™ 604 Measurement System

Measuring Uniformity of LED Luminaires in Seconds: MKS Announces Ophir® FluxGage™ 604 Measurement System MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) has announced the Ophir® FluxGage™ 604 compact measurement system for LED luminaires. This new series features four additional color sensors evenly arranged in the bottom of the device delivering further x,y, and CCT data as well as the illuminance. Within seconds the user gets an overview of the color and overall uniformity of the measured light. This allows direct evaluation of LED chips or optical assemblies used for color mixing and beam shaping within the design process in order to find the optics that provide the optimal light for a particular application. The system can also be used in end-of-line LED luminaire production applications to instantly detect issues, ensuring high quality product standards are met. The Ophir FluxGage measurement system also measures total luminous flux, color parameters and flicker. Read more »

HCL-Research | Research News | Full Spectrum LEDs | Health + Wellbeing | Color Perception | May 11, 2020

Executive Summary on "A Study on the Perception of Full Spectrum LEDs" Published

Executive Summary on "A Study on the Perception of Full Spectrum LEDs" Published From a LED producer's perspective, it is essential to have knowledge about the perception of LEDs by human beings. To consolidate existing and gain new knowledge on recently introduced Full Spectrum LEDs, which claim to bring natural light quality into electric lighting appliances, the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (Germany) conducted a study in cooperation with three main LED manufacturers Nichia (Japan), Seoul Semiconductor (Korea), Toshiba Materials (Japan) and the LED gear supplier Lumitronix (Germany). Read more »

SSL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Tunable White Light | May 07, 2020

Zumtobel Presents CLEAN II: Clean Light You Can Rely On

Zumtobel Presents CLEAN II: Clean Light You Can Rely On Some situations demand light in its purest form: when maximum concentration is required. When hygiene and resistance are top priority. When every inch of a room needs to be brightly illuminated. In a hospital, a laboratory, a food production facility. The supreme and industry versions of Zumtobel's CLEAN II take on these special lighting tasks. With their ultra-resistant, discreet design, they focus on what's essential: pure light. tunableWhite technology provides additional support, and perfect white light quality. Read more »

SSL | Systems + Applications | Lamps | MR16 Replacement | May 07, 2020

LUBO Lighting Launches VEGALux High Performance MR16 System Providing Up To 1,500 lm

LUBO Lighting Launches VEGALux High Performance MR16 System Providing Up To 1,500 lm In its aim to develop high-performance, long-lasting and robust lighting solutions, LUBO Lighting, leading Canadian landscaping and architectural lighting developer and manufacturer, is proud to present its new, state-of-the-art VEGALux system. The new VEGALux MR16 light bulbs are available in three variations: VEGALux 336L, 680L and 1500L. Read more »

Research News | Technologies | Special Applications | Manufacturing | 3D Printing | May 04, 2020

Austrian Tech University Graz Revolutionizes 3D Metal Printing Using LEDs

Austrian Tech University Graz Revolutionizes 3D Metal Printing Using LEDs A technology developed at Graz University of Technology uses LED instead of laser sources for the additive manufacturing of metal parts and optimizes 3D metal printing in terms of construction time, metal powder consumption, equipment costs and post-processing effort. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Test Equipment | Flicker | May 04, 2020

Gigahertz-Optik's BTS256-EF now Offers Enhanced Flicker Frequency Range up to 40 kHz

Gigahertz-Optik's BTS256-EF now Offers Enhanced Flicker Frequency Range up to 40 kHz The BTS256-EF by Gigahertz-Optik GmbH, a well-known measuring device manufacturer, has already been up to that challenge for many years. It offers a wide selection of measuring quantities relevant in general lighting and hence acts as universal measuring device in its field. Now, the device has been updated to record and analyze even higher flicker frequencies than before: It supports signal sampling with up to 40 kHz. Read more »

Components | UV | UV-LEDs | UV-Modules | UV-C | Disinfection | May 04, 2020

Lumitronix Provides Solutions for Use of UV-C LED Under Real Conditions

Lumitronix Provides Solutions for Use of UV-C LED Under Real Conditions As an official distributor of Nichia in Europe, the Hechingen-based LED company Lumitronix offers access to the most powerful UVC LED currently on the market. The NCSU334A emits a wavelength of 280 nm in the ultraviolet range and especially in the UV-C band and enables immediate sterilization and cleaning of air, liquids and surfaces. Bacteria, germs and viruses can be reliably killed in this way. This means that the UV LED from the world's largest LED manufacturer can also act as a possible weapon against the novel corona virus. Read more »

Components | UV | UV-LEDs | UV-C | Disinfection | May 04, 2020

Effective UV-C LED Solutions for Pathogen Containment, Medical and Biotechnical Applications at euroLighting

Effective UV-C LED Solutions for Pathogen Containment, Medical and Biotechnical Applications at euroLighting Short UV-C light has been proven to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. euroLighting offers new product solutions in the form of UV-C LEDs, the effect of which can be used specifically to effectively sterilise air, water and surfaces and greatly reduce the risk of infection. Based on the current virus pandemic and in view of statements by experts that such situations could occur more frequently in the future, solutions are urgently sought to contain the spread of pathogens as quickly and effectively as possible. Read more »

SSL | Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Apr 29, 2020

Xicato's New Premium Smart Linear LED Lights Join Their End-to-End Solutions with Smart Drivers and Controls

Xicato's New Premium Smart Linear LED Lights Join Their End-to-End Solutions with Smart Drivers and Controls Xicato, the leading provider of Bluetooth smart building wireless controls and highest quality light sources, today announced the introduction of XFL, the next generation of smart enabled linear lighting solutions that live up to quality standards the company's LED spot lights have set for the market over the past 12 years. The complete and focused portfolio is designed to support creativity and ease of product selection for lighting designers, specifiers, and customers without the typical pain of searching through endless legacy SKUs often associated with other product portfolios in the market. Read more »

HCL | Components | LED Modules | Apr 29, 2020

GlacialLight - New Natural Sunlight GL-LMR50-12-24V-NL with DC Input Voltage

GlacialLight - New Natural Sunlight GL-LMR50-12-24V-NL with DC Input Voltage GlacialLight, the LED lighting division of GlacialTech Inc., announces the natural sunlight GL-LMR50-12-24V-NL with DC 24 V of 3000 K warm white. With a CRI of 97, as well as the CQS (Color Quality Scale) is up to 97. The color fidelity index (TM-30-15 Rf) and color gamut score (TM-30-15 Rg) are close to natural sunlight. It can be non-dimmable and dimmable with given the appropriate DC electrical signal; the brightness can be freely adjusted with DC constant voltage PWM signal. GlacialPower GP-CVM constant voltage series driver provides non-dimmable and most popular three dimming functions include AC-TRIAC dimming, 3-in-1 dimming and DALI dimming for greater lighting flexibility and are suitable for GL-LMR50-12-24V-NL. Read more »

SSL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Apr 28, 2020

Tom Dixon and Prolicht Collaboration Leads to a New Lighting Range - CODE

Tom Dixon and Prolicht Collaboration Leads to a New Lighting Range - CODE British designer Tom Dixon and leading manufacturer of architectural lighting Prolicht, today announce their collaboration and unveil their new lighting range: CODE. The common ambition was to rethink track lighting and to celebrate the fast-developing world of electronics and LEDs. Their partnership enables a unified proposal for architects and designers: a unique combination of highly technical and decorative lighting in one product. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Apr 28, 2020

Douglas Lighting Controls® Introduces New Intelligent Fixture Sensor and Intelligent Fixture Controller

Douglas Lighting Controls® Introduces New Intelligent Fixture Sensor and Intelligent Fixture Controller Douglas Lighting Controls®, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently introduced the new Intelligent Fixture Sensor (IFS) and Intelligent Fixture Controller (IFC) to its high-performance lighting products portfolio. Specially designed for Luminaire Level Lighting Controls (LLLC), the IFS units can be deployed as independent, fixture-mounted occupancy and daylight sensors. As an alternative, they can be networked with the Dialog® controllers and other devices in the Dialog ecosystem, including wall station switches, load controllers and low voltage ceiling mount sensors, to create a complete Bluetooth® wireless lighting control system. Read more »

Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | SSL | Office Lighting | Components | Apr 23, 2020

Making Office Lighting Smart with HubSense from Osram

Making Office Lighting Smart with HubSense from Osram Osram presents the HubSense intelligent lighting management system, an easy-to-commission and scalable solution for retrofitting LED office lighting. HubSense is based on standardized "Qualified Bluetooth Mesh" technology and is ideal for upgrading existing lighting systems in small and medium-sized businesses. Existing installations can therefore be updated without new cabling and without the use of a gateway or any other IT equipment. HubSense is also suitable for new installations in single offices, open-plan offices, corridors and conference rooms and offers the flexibility needed to adapt the lighting to changes in room usage. Read more »

Components | UV | UV-LEDs | UV-C | Disinfection | Apr 23, 2020

Luminus Breaks the $0.10 per mW Barrier for UV-C LEDs

Luminus Breaks the $0.10 per mW Barrier for UV-C LEDs Luminus Devices announces the immediate availability of its newest UV-C LED, the XBT-3535, with performance ranging from 50 mW to 80 mW in the 275-285 nm range. With the global need for disinfection and sterilization devices increasing, the price-performance combination of the XBT-3535 will allow companies to quickly bring novel and affordable solutions to market. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must From high voltage ballasts for fluorescent bulbs to LED accent lighting, advancements in lighting technologies for industrial and domestic markets have led to a surge in EMI concerns. Luckily, mitigating EMI early on, avoiding costly product redesigns and delays, can be as simple as ... Read more »

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Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection UV radiation encompasses a very wide wavelength spectrum between 10 and 400 nm and is subdivided in ISO Standard 21348 into three ranges. The UVC range between 100 and 280nm is currently extremely relevant for air and water disinfection for combating COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

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 ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design Ruairí O'Brien, associate professor and head of the Architecture and Visual design department at the German University in Cairo and CEO of Ruairí O'Brien. Architektur. Licht Raumkunst, surprised and delighted the audience with his lecture at LpS 2016 when he talked about allowing darkness. He ... Read more »