SSL | Tools | Test Equipment | Street Lighting | Jun 15, 2020

GL Optic Presents New Dedicated Imaging Luminance Measurement System for Road Lighting Quality Control

GL Optic Presents New Dedicated Imaging Luminance Measurement System for Road Lighting Quality Control GL Opticam 3.0 4K TEC is an imaging luminance measurement system that has been fully adapted for the reliable evaluation of road lighting according to EN 12301. Street lighting is an extremely important part of our environment. Its quality translates into the comfort of residents and traffic participants and, above all, increases the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Read more »

Research News | SSL | LEDs | Light Generation | Light Extraction | Jun 10, 2020

Pushing Photons - Metasurface Design Methods Can Make LED Light Act More Like Lasers

Pushing Photons - Metasurface Design Methods Can Make LED Light Act More Like Lasers UC Santa Barbara researchers continue to push the boundaries of LED design a little further with a new method that could pave the way toward more efficient and versatile LED display and lighting technology: In a paper published in Nature Photonics, UCSB electrical and computer engineering professor Jonathan Schuller and collaborators describe this new approach, which could allow a wide variety of LED devices — from virtual reality headsets to automotive lighting — to become more sophisticated and sleeker at the same time. Read more »

SSL | Components | LED Drivers | Driver IC | Jun 10, 2020

Infineon's New BCR431U LED Driver Allows More Design Freedom for Low Current LED Strips

Infineon's New BCR431U LED Driver Allows More Design Freedom for Low Current LED Strips Infineon Technologies AG releases the BCR431U. The constant current linear LED driver IC provides low-voltage drop performance for regulating LED current. It is the second device released in the new generation BCR family with low voltage drop focusing on low current designs of up to 37 mA. Typical applications for the new BCR431U include LED strips, channel letters, architectural LED lighting, LED displays, as well as emergency, retail, and appliance lighting. Read more »

SSL | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | COB LEDs | Tunable White Light | Jun 08, 2020

ZIGEN Presents New 2700K-3000K-4000K TRI-CCT CoB LEDs

ZIGEN Presents New 2700K-3000K-4000K TRI-CCT CoB LEDs ZIGEN Lighting solution co., ltd. announced industry's first TRI-CCT CoB LEDs "ZG6BGXW4W0T" and "ZG6CGDW4Z0T", which can emit at major 3 correlated color temperatures (CCT): 2700 K, 3000 K and 4000 K, are now ready. Thanks to proprietary ZIGEN's patented LED structure, ZIGEN's new CoB LEDs "ZG6BGXW4W0T" and "ZG6CGDW4Z0T" offer some unique features. Read more »

SSL | Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Jun 04, 2020

Xicato's Portfolio of Premium Smart Linear LED Lights Now Shipping Worldwide

Xicato's Portfolio of Premium Smart Linear LED Lights Now Shipping Worldwide Xicato, the leading provider of Bluetooth smart building wireless controls and highest quality spot and linear light sources, today announced the general availability of previously announced XFL line of premium linear lights along with 3rd party AC drivers to fulfill orders. The XFL portfolio features 2nd generation linear lighting technology which includes a wide array of accessories to support a variety of job requirements. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | UV Measurement | UV-C | Jun 04, 2020

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation: High-Precision UVC Exposure Measurements from Gamma Scientific

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation: High-Precision UVC Exposure Measurements from Gamma Scientific Gamma Scientific announces the release of its Germicidal Ultraviolet Irradiation measurements system to perform irradiance and radiant exposure measurements in the UVC region of the spectrum. The system consists of the model 268UVC sensor, which measures 37 mm in diameter with an active area of 11 mm². The sensor, when paired with a Gamma Scientific optical power meter and energy meter, is capable of measuring irradiance levels ranging from 0.05 μW/cm² to 500 mW/cm². Read more »

Displays | Cree | Featured | Jun 03, 2020

Cree's Breakthrough Solution for LED Message Signs

Cree's Breakthrough Solution for LED Message Signs The CV94D family are SMD RGB LEDs designed for the most demanding variable message displays. Manufactured to Cree’s exacting standards of power, longevity, matched sub-pixel brightness and far field optical distribution, these LEDs outperform all existing SMD LED solutions. The CV94D is IPx6/IPx8 spray and water resistant in a 9.4 X 4.2 mm PLCC6 package. 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 »

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 | SSL-Research | Award | Dr. Shuji Nakamura | May 07, 2020

Congratulation, Shuji Nakamura for Another Prestigious Award – The 2020 NAS Award

Congratulation, Shuji Nakamura for Another Prestigious Award – The 2020 NAS Award On April 26, the 2020 National Academy of Science (NAS) Award for the Industrial Application of Science was awarded to Shuji Nakamura, a professor in the department of materials at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). 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 »

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 »

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 »

FEATURED

Edison Released Brand New DOB III Series Products

Edison Released Brand New DOB III Series Products The DOB III series increased the efficiency, dimming smoothness also provide ultra- low flicker function (flicker 5% and even 5% during dimming). It is compliant to the 2021 European flicker standard IEC TR61547( PstLM) and to CIE TN006 (SVM) on request. It can be applied in many different lighting ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Würth Elektronik's Power-Saving WL-SMTW: Colors for Feeding Plants

Würth Elektronik's Power-Saving WL-SMTW: Colors for Feeding Plants SMT mountable LEDs in a 2835 package extend Würth Elektronik extensive range of horticulture LEDs. The three WL-SMTW series LEDs emit light of the wavelengths 450 nm (Deep Blue), 660 nm (Hyper Red) and 730 nm (Far Red) – ideal for applications controlling plant growth through specific light ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Higher-Performance UV-C Solutions from Lumitronix Feature Nichia's New NCSU334B UVC LED

Higher-Performance UV-C Solutions from Lumitronix Feature Nichia's New NCSU334B UVC LED Following the successful introduction of the first UVC LED modules in August 2020, LED expert Lumitronix from Hechingen is expanding the existing concept of linear module solutions with three new, more powerful versions. These are as well mainly addressed to professional customers who are trained ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Nexperia Launches Industry-First LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks

Nexperia Launches Industry-First LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, today announced a new range of LED drivers in the space-saving DFN2020D-6 (SOT1118D) package. This case style features side-wettable flanks (SWF) which facilitate the use of AOI (automated optical inspection), and improve reliability. This is the ... Read more »