SSL | Linear Lights | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Apr 02, 2020

LumenFocus Presents New Efficient LED Wrap Luminaire for many Applications

LumenFocus Presents New Efficient LED Wrap Luminaire for many Applications The EWLN is a highly efficient LED wrap luminaire with many options and configurations. It is suitable for a variety of applications. This luminaire provides comfortable, uniform illumination with a modern aesthetic that fits right at home in classrooms and offices Read more »

Wireless | SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | Controls | Apr 01, 2020

MiraOS Release 2.4 - Getting Started with Wireless Mesh Products Made Easier

MiraOS Release 2.4 - Getting Started with Wireless Mesh Products Made Easier LumenRadio´s focus is to develop the most resilient and Future-Proof connectivity solution on the market, but their vision is also to make it easier for development teams to implement wireless technology into their products, something that is clearly shown in the new 2.4 version of MiraOS. Read more »

UV | Components | UV LED | UV-LEDs | UV-C | Disinfection | Mar 31, 2020

Specification and Applications for ProLight Opto's Recently Released UV-C LEDs

Specification and Applications for ProLight Opto's Recently Released UV-C LEDs Escalation of the Coronavirus outbreak have led to higher demand for Ultra-Violet C (UV-C) LED around the world. UV-C as a germicidal light source can inactivates microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA with its short wavelength. The effective germicidal wavelength is between 200-290 nm; shorter wavelength is more efficient but is also more damaging to the human body. The major chip manufacturers make 265-285 nm as mainstream wavelength, because it can improve single chip's radiometric power and increase in sterilization efficiency. Read more »

Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Applications | Dim-to-Warm | Tunable White Light | HCL | Mar 25, 2020

Lucifer Lighting Introduces STELLR™

Lucifer Lighting Introduces STELLR™ Lucifer Lighting, known for designing and engineering high-quality, unobtrusive architectural lighting fixtures, introduces a new and innovative fixture that bridges architectural and decorative lighting, STELLR™. STELLR is a bold and significant entry in the decorative/ architectural market, offering advanced, patent-pending engineered technology and sophisticated design that gives architects, interior designers, and lighting designers infinite lighting options with a single fixture. Read more »

SSL | Technologies | Light Generation | Mar 25, 2020

Advanced "Super-Planckian" Material Exhibits LED-Like Light When Heated

Advanced "Super-Planckian" Material Exhibits LED-Like Light When Heated Could there be a new kind of light in the universe? Since the late 19th century, scientists have understood that, when heated, all materials emit light in a predictable spectrum of wavelengths. Research published this week in Nature Scientific Reports presents a material that emits light when heated that appears to exceed the limits set by that natural law. Read more »

SSL | LEDs | White LEDs | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Components | Mar 24, 2020

Yujileds® Releases the Gen3 2835M Flexible Strip & Gen4 3030 LED

Yujileds® Releases the Gen3 2835M Flexible Strip & Gen4 3030 LED There is always a conflict between CRI and luminous efficacy. As widely understood, a promising color rendition which means a relatively full-spectrum is negative for luminous efficacy because the enhanced long-wavelength spectrum does not help with increasing the luminous flux which is at peak 555 nm sensitivity. The release of the 3rd generation of 2835M and 4th generation of 3030 LEDs aims to provide a balanced solution and improve the efficiency without sacrificing color rendition. Read more »

SSL | Services | Sustainability | Reliability | Mar 23, 2020

Sustainability and Circular Economy in Lighting Solutions

Sustainability and Circular Economy in Lighting Solutions There are over 60 countries aiming for net zero carbon emissions by 2050. And still more whose individual states and local governments have pledged to reach net zero, even though their national governments haven't, such as California and New York here in the USA. The race for sustainability is on. Read more »

UV | Tools | UV Measurement | Test Equipment | Mar 19, 2020

GL Optic's GL SPECTIS 4.0 UV - Accurate Characterization of UV-A, B and C Radiation Sources

GL Optic's GL SPECTIS 4.0 UV - Accurate Characterization of UV-A, B and C Radiation Sources GL Optic's new model of an affordable GL SPECTIS 4.0 UV is designed for fast verification of UV radiation in the production environment as well as in laboratories. GL Optic introduces a range of solutions optimized for UV LEDs measurement in a variety of applications. Read more »

HCL | Components | LEDs | CoB LEDs | White LEDs | Tunable White Light | Mar 18, 2020

ZIGEN Presents World's First On-BBL 2-Channel Tunable White CoB LED

ZIGEN Presents World's First On-BBL 2-Channel Tunable White CoB LED ZIGEN Lighting solution announced an industry's first tunable white CoB LED product, the ZG7BGXL5W00, is now available, which changes CCT following the blackbody locus (BBL) by just using a 2-channel input. Thanks to proprietary ZIGEN's patented On-BBL LED structure, the color range of ZIGEN's ZG7BGXL5W00 ranges from 2000 K sunset color temperature to 5000 K without becoming pinkish. Read more »

SSL | Components | Driver Modules | Mar 16, 2020

Upowertek Released 600 W Compact Constant Current LED Driver

Upowertek Released 600 W Compact Constant Current LED Driver Upowertek is proud to unveil a new product 600 W compact constant current LED driver with 95% high efficiency, the size is only 237x125x43 mm, which is as small as competitors' 480 W driver in the sport lights, bay lights, grow lights, and pole lights market. Read more »

SSL | Components | Driver Modules | Mar 16, 2020

Espen Technology Expands Step-Down Transformer Line for LED Lighting

Espen Technology Expands Step-Down Transformer Line for LED Lighting Espen Technology announced the expansion of its Step-Down Transformer offering, for use with lighting. The non-isolated autotransformers can be used with LED, electronic ballast fluorescent, and HID lighting. The metal housings are low profile for easier fit into fixtures, walls, and plenums. The expanded line is thermally protected, with auto-reset, and UL-listed with a 105 degree max case temperature rating. Espen provides a 5 year warranty on the transformers. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Controls | Mar 16, 2020

Code Mercenaries Offers a New Approach to Configure IEC62386 Buses with BusMaster

Code Mercenaries Offers a New Approach to Configure IEC62386 Buses with BusMaster IEC62386 is a well-established option for lighting control in SmartHome and SmartBuilding applications. Costs for IEC62386 components have dropped in recent years and the selection of components has grown significantly. Though the configuration of the bus remains a challenge for the installers. The cabling is quite different from classic cabling since the bus has to run parallel to the power line. But the major problem is the usually very complicated deployment software for setting up the configuration of the bus components. Read more »

SSL | Tools | Measurement | Test Equipment | Goniospectrometer | Mar 16, 2020

New Gamma Scientific 940 LED-1200 Goniometer: Rapid, Precise Characterization of Spatial Light Distribution

New Gamma Scientific 940 LED-1200 Goniometer: Rapid, Precise Characterization of Spatial Light Distribution Gamma Scientific announces the release of its 940 LED-1200 Series Goniometer. This product is optimized to provide precise measurement of angle dependent spatial radiation properties of large LED luminaires, lamps and modules, with models optimized for measuring different sample sizes. Read more »

SSL | Components | LEDs | LED Modules | CoB LEDs | White LEDs | Mar 12, 2020

Bridgelux Eighth Generation COBs Deliver Market Leading Efficacy

Bridgelux Eighth Generation COBs Deliver Market Leading Efficacy Bridgelux today announced its eighth generation of LED chip-on board (COB) products delivering up to 185 lm/W across its V SeriesTM, Vero® Series and Vero® SE Series product families at nominal drive current. This performance is benchmarked at the popular 3000K 80 CRI color point, with efficacies above 200 lm/W possible at other color points across the industry's broadest range of COB products. Read more »

HCL | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Melanopic Ratio | Mar 11, 2020

Samsung Electronics Unveils Its First Family of Human-Centric LEDs to Enhance Indoor Lifestyles

Samsung Electronics Unveils Its First Family of Human-Centric LEDs to Enhance Indoor Lifestyles Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today unveiled its first "human-centric" LED packages, collectively known as LM302N. Engineered with carefully created light spectra, the LM302N family helps human bodies adjust melatonin levels indoors, making people feel more energetic or relaxed depending on their daily life patterns. Read more »

FEATURED

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 »

FEATURED

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 »