Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | Retail Lighting | Mar 09, 2020

Innovative LED Technology from NICHIA Is Ray of Light for Retail Sector

Innovative LED Technology from NICHIA Is Ray of Light for Retail Sector In Germany, a major supermarket chain owner is experimenting with new LED technologies that move beyond straightforward product illumination. An EDEKA store installed lights using ground-breaking Vitasolis™ LEDs from NICHIA. Vitasolis™ offers a unique colour spectrum that recreates the effect of natural light on people. Keen to find out what impact these LEDs can have on shopper behavior and, potentially, what products they buy, the store owner has teamed up with Dr Enrique Strelow, Head of Shopper Communication at Ferrero, to conduct a scientific trial. Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Mar 05, 2020

J Series® 2835 LEDS- industry's highest efficacy 2835 – up to 224 lm/W

J Series® 2835 LEDS- industry's highest efficacy 2835 – up to 224 lm/W J Series® LEDs extend Cree's industry‑leading portfolio of lighting‑class LEDs to a broader set of applications. The J Series 2835 LEDs combine high efficacy and excellent value in a reliable package. The J Series 2835 LEDs are optimized for low‑density lighting applications where high efficacy and smooth appearance are critical, such as downlights, troffers, and panel lights. The J Series 2835 LEDs offer high CRI and are optimized for lighting applications where good color quality is critical. Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Feb 01, 2020

J SERIES® 5050 LEDs P Class Deliver Industry-Leading Efficacy at 1W

J SERIES® 5050 LEDs P Class Deliver Industry-Leading Efficacy at 1W J Series® LEDs extend Cree's industry leading portfolio of lighting class LEDs to a broader set of applications. The J Series 5050 LEDs deliver high power light output, high efficacy (up to 211 LPW) and excellent value in a reliable package. The J Series 5050 LEDs are optimized for medium density lighting applications where high efficacy and long lifetime are critical, such as street lights, outdoor area and indoor directional lights. Available with 6V, 9V, 12V, 24V & 36V configurations, 3-step chromaticity kits, options for 70, 80 and 90 CRI. LM-80 data available now. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | HCL | Jan 14, 2020

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good' At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of 'Light so Good'. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | Cree | Dec 02, 2019

J Series 5050 New P Class Versions Deliver Industry-Leading Efficacy at 1W

J Series 5050 New P Class Versions Deliver Industry-Leading Efficacy at 1W J Series™ LEDs extend Cree’s industry-leading portfolio of lighting-class LEDs to a broader set of applications. The J Series 5050 LEDs combine high efficacy and excellent value in a reliable package. Read more »

Featured | Components | Optics | Resins | Electrolube | Nov 18, 2019

Light Diffusing Polyurethane LED Potting Compound

Light Diffusing Polyurethane LED Potting Compound UR5635 light diffusing polyurethane LED potting compound is a two-part, semi-rigid polyurethane resin which has been formulated to have a light diffusing effect. Its cloudy appearance offers a unique light diffusion effect which has seen UR5635 used to great success as an LED potting compound for both decorative and protective applications. Read more »

Featured | Materials | Encapsulants | Epoxy | Nov 05, 2019

Epoxy Features Very Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

Epoxy Features Very Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Master Bond EP30LTE-2 has been developed for joining dissimilar substrates exposed to thermally or mechanically induced stresses. It can be used for sealing, coating and encapsulating, especially for small to medium sized castings where a very low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) is required. Read more »

Featured | Manufacturing | Electromechanics | Connectors | Nov 04, 2019

New BJB LED Connector for Linear LED Modules: Book 21 Compliant

New BJB LED Connector for Linear LED Modules: Book 21 Compliant Lampholders were standard in older, traditional lighting systems. Modern LED fixtures that utilize non-replaceable LEDs create several assembly and field-replacement disadvantages. Zhaga Book 21 addresses these shortcomings by standardizing linear 'socketable' LED modules. In accordance with Book 21, BJB has developed the new LED connector 47.303; a two-part fixing and electrical connection system, which enables LED modules to be installed and subsequently replaced as easily as conventional light sources. Incorporating the BJB 47.303 series results in reduced assembly costs and dramatically faster retrofit or replacement times. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | AC LEDs | White LEDs | Indoor Applications | Automotive | Outdoor Applications | Nov 04, 2019

EzyLED™ Now Stocked at Digi-Key

EzyLED™ Now Stocked at Digi-Key American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, announced a series of EzyLED 3030. American Bright's EzyLED™ is a proprietary LED device with a built-in IC. This patented design drastically reduces the need for additional circuitry and other on-board components making it the ideal solution for tight fitting applications. The smart EzyLED 3030 comes with a constant current regulator with built-in bias voltage rectification circuit and uses conventional 12V/24V AC/DC sources. The EzyLED is also available in a T-10 bulb. Request a free sample today! Read more »

Featured | LEDs | Multi-Color LEDs | Architectural Lighting | Displays | Nov 01, 2019

Cree Expands Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with the Worldwide Proven CLQ6A LED

Cree Expands Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with the Worldwide Proven CLQ6A LED These SMD LEDs are packaged in an industry standard PLCC8 package. These high performance 4 color SMT LEDs are designed to work in a wide range of applications. A wide viewing angle and high brightness make these LEDs suitable for signage applications. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Sensors | Health | Nov 01, 2019

Measuring the Oxygen Content of Blood with LEDs

Measuring the Oxygen Content of Blood with LEDs Pulse oximetry is a non-invasive method for determining haemoglobin (Hb) saturation through oxygen in the blood and heart frequency. It uses the fact that oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor haemoglobin absorb red and infrared light differently. In order to measure the oxygen content reliably, LEDs with high performance, constant quality and low scattering are needed as light sources. With the WL-SMTW and WL-SITW series, Würth Elektronik has suitable red and infrared LEDs in its portfolio. In addition, there is a matching light sensor available: The phototransistor WL-STTW can reliably detect both red and infrared light. Read more »

Featured | Systems & Applications | Tracks | Indoor Applications | Oct 07, 2019

Multisystem – Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting

Multisystem – Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting A.A.G. Stucchi low voltage system for track lighting is developed to satisfy all technical and design needs. The all system is based on a "smart core" that provides easy and magnetic installation of the lighting fixtures, and integrated databus for light control, thus being technically at the cutting edge. The various available versions of the track provide solutions for ceiling, suspended and trimless applications while the all range of connections, end-feeds and adapters allow maximum flexibility for projects where light runs along walls, ceilings, or a combination of both. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Oct 01, 2019

Cree® J Series™ 2835 LEDs

Cree® J Series™ 2835 LEDs J Series™ LEDs extend Cree's industry leading portfolio of lighting class LEDs to a broader set of applications. The J Series 2835 LEDs combine high efficacy and excellent value in a reliable package. The J Series 2835 Standard LEDs are optimized for low density lighting applications where high efficacy and smooth appearance are critical, such as downlights, troffers, and panel lights. The J Series 2835 Fidelity LEDs offer high CRI and are optimized for lighting applications where good color quality is critical. Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Tunable White Light | Human Centric Lighting | Sep 19, 2019

Nichia Launches World's First 2-in-1 Tunable White, Single LES, Mid-Power 3030 LED

Nichia Launches World's First 2-in-1 Tunable White, Single LES, Mid-Power 3030 LED Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces its game-changing 2-in-1 tunable white LED. This is the industry's first tunable white LED in a mid-power 3030 package with a single light emitting surface (LES). Targeting most lighting applications, the technology provides luminaire manufacturers with a host of benefits ranging from new technology and design features to improved factory operations and inventory positions. Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | Multi-Color LEDs | Outdoor Applications | Sep 15, 2019

Lumileds RGBW Module Achieves Breakthrough Flux and Color Control

Lumileds RGBW Module Achieves Breakthrough Flux and Color Control Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, today introduced the Luxeon MultiColor Module 2.5 W, a compact RGBW module that produces leading flux and achieves exact color points in architectural and general outdoor lighting applications. The 4-in-1 module simplifies system design by combining red, green, blue and white emitters in a compact 5050 footprint, PLCC package. "We designed a barrier between the color and white emitter to eliminate the problem of crosstalk, allowing designers to consistently achieve the exact color point they are targeting," said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Director at Lumileds. Crosstalk can occur when a direct LED excites the phosphor in a neighboring white LED, altering the emitted color. Read more »

Featured | LED Modules | Flexible Modules | RGB Tape | IP-Protection | Sep 15, 2019

American Bright introduces Smart RGB Addressable Rope Light Solutions

American Bright introduces Smart RGB Addressable Rope Light Solutions American Bright brings to the market their smart RGB+IC LED flexible rope lighting solutions allowing for boundless application opportunities. The smart LED light source includes the controller and RGB chip in one package allowing for each LED to be addressable. Additional adaptability is gained with waterproof coating options of IP20, IP65 and IP67. Read more »

Featured | Tools | Measurement | Goniophotometers | Goniospectrometer | Sep 02, 2019

Goniometer LGS 650: Higher Accuracy and Reproducibility

Goniometer LGS 650: Higher Accuracy and Reproducibility Goniophotometry is an absolute measuring procedure that can achieve a higher level of accuracy than sphere photometry. It does not require a luminous flux standard, but in contrast is often used for calibrating standard lamps for luminous flux. In addition to the luminous flux, photometric spatial radiation properties, so-called luminous intensity distribution curves and the colorimetric distribution of radiation emitted from a light source can be determined. Partial luminous flux, i.e. the photometric radiant flux in a limited solid angle range, can also be measured for e.g. the evaluation of the energy efficiency class of a test sample. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | CoB LEDs | Sep 01, 2019

Cree® XLamp® High Current LED

Cree® XLamp® High Current LED The XLamp High Current LED Array family is optimized for best-in-class lumen output, efficacy and reliability at high drive currents. XLamp CMA LEDs share the same package design and LES sizes as Cree's industry-leading CXA2 Standard Density LEDs, enabling lighting manufacturers to address a range of performance requirements for applications such as track, downlight and outdoor lighting using a single easy-to-use platform. Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | Multi-Color LEDs | Outdoor Applications | Sep 01, 2019

Lumileds RGBW Module Achieves Breakthrough Flux and Color Control

Lumileds RGBW Module Achieves Breakthrough Flux and Color Control Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, today introduced the Luxeon MultiColor Module 2.5 W, a compact RGBW module that produces leading flux and achieves exact color points in architectural and general outdoor lighting applications. The 4-in-1 module simplifies system design by combining red, green, blue and white emitters in a compact 5050 footprint, PLCC package. "We designed a barrier between the color and white emitter to eliminate the problem of crosstalk, allowing designers to consistently achieve the exact color point they are targeting," said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Director at Lumileds. Crosstalk can occur when a direct LED excites the phosphor in a neighboring white LED, altering the emitted color. Read more »

Featured | Business | Company News | Branding | UV-LEDs | IR-LEDs | Aug 12, 2019

Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market

Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market In August 2018, Nationstar set up the Non-visual Light Source Business Division, focusing on IR LED, UV LED, animal and plant lighting. Nationstar has been fully laid out on UVA/UVB/UVC. Since 2016, Nationstar has launched near-ultraviolet LED, deep-ultraviolet LED and modules, with wide wavelength range, high reliability and good feedback in the market. At present, we have established partnerships with many well-known manufacturers. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | Art & Museum Lighting | Aug 05, 2019

More Museums Install Pioneering UV-Free LED Technology

More Museums Install Pioneering UV-Free  LED Technology NICHIA, the leader in high brightness LED technologies, announces continued success with Optisolis – the world's first series of packaged LEDs and Chip-on-Board (COB) solutions that accurately mimics natural sunlight without producing any harmful ultraviolet (UV) light. The natural color rendering of Optisolis LEDs lets visitors experience artwork as the artist intended without degrading the work Read more »

Featured | Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Flexible Modules | Aug 04, 2019

American Bright Introduces All-New 5mm Ultra-Slim Series

American Bright Introduces All-New 5mm Ultra-Slim Series American Bright has introduced a brilliant new option to its already comprehensive line of flexible rope lighting with the AB-FH series of 5mm diffused side-emitting light. With its sleek dimensions and Ingress Protection rating of 67, adding light to almost any indoor and outdoor application is now possible. Select from either 12V DC or 24V DC with color options of white (warm, neutral or cool), green, blue, red, amber, RGB or RGB+IC. Read more »

Featured | Event News | Guzhen Int. Lighting Fair | Aug 02, 2019

The 24th Guzhen Lighting Fair Kicks off to Offer Global Buyers a Feast with 6 Highlights This Autumn

The 24th Guzhen Lighting Fair Kicks off to Offer Global Buyers a Feast with 6 Highlights This Autumn Recollection is like a song, outlook a poem. Since the first exhibition in 1999, the China Guzhen International Lighting Fair (hereinafter Guzhen Lighting Fair) has evolved all the way from a biennial, to an annual, and now a biannual fair featuring exhibitions and merchant networking. After many years of development, it has become a hub of procurement for the lighting sector, and an ambassador for Guzhen as the world center of lighting. The 24th Lighting Fair is slated to be held on October 22-26, 2019. The eight venues will be lit in Guzhen Town, Zhongshan, illuminating the town and shining a light on the industry. Read more »

Featured | Manufacturing | Materials | Coating | Bonding | Aug 01, 2019

NASA Low Outgassing Rated UV Curing Adhesive

NASA Low Outgassing Rated UV Curing Adhesive Master Bond UV26 is a one part UV curable system featuring an exceptionally high glass transition temperature (Tg) ranging from 160 to 170°C. It is a NASA low outgassing certified compound that offers strong adhesion to a wide variety of substrates such as glass, surface treated metals and many plastics. As a coating and adhesive it is also capable of withstanding harsh chemicals including acids, bases, fuels and many aggressive solvents. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | CoB LEDs | Aug 01, 2019

Cree® XLamp® High Current LED

Cree® XLamp® High Current LED The XLamp High Current LED Array family is optimized for best-in-class lumen output, efficacy and reliability at high drive currents. XLamp CMA LEDs share the same package design and LES sizes as Cree's industry-leading CXA2 Standard Density LEDs, enabling lighting manufacturers to address a range of performance requirements for applications such as track, downlight and outdoor lighting using a single easy-to-use platform. Read more »

Featured | Spectroradiometer | Instrument Systems | Jun 06, 2019

Simultaneous Measurement of Several Wavelength Ranges

Simultaneous Measurement of Several Wavelength Ranges Instrument Systems offers smart high-end solutions for complex spectral measurements that are to be made simultaneously over an extremely broad wavelength range, or over several samples. A group of spectroradiometers of the CAS series can be controlled in parallel by a trigger box. Read more »

Featured | Tracks | A.A.G. Stucchi | Jun 04, 2019

Multisystem - Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting

Multisystem - Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting A.A.G. Stucchi low voltage system for track lighting is developed to satisfy all technical and design needs. The all system is based on a “smart core” that provides easy and magnetic installation of the lighting fixtures, and integrated databus for light control, thus being technically at the cutting edge. The various available versions of the track provide solutions for ceiling, suspended and trimless applications while the all range of connections, end-feeds and adapters allow maximum flexibility for projects where light runs along walls, ceilings, or a combination of both. Read more »

Featured | HCL | LEDs | Nationstar | May 31, 2019

Eyelove Healthy Lighting LED - New Updates

Eyelove Healthy Lighting LED - New Updates Last October, NATIONSTAR launched Eyelove brand of healthy lighting LED, which attracted wide attention from customers at home and abroad, and was favored by the market and recognized by the industry for its excellent performance. It has won many honors such as "the first batch of healthy lighting products in China",” the highest award for annual innovation technology and products" and "China Healthy LED Innovation Award 2018". It has become the preferred or designated brand of healthy lighting source device. Read more »

Featured | IR-LEDs | American Bright Optoelectronics | May 31, 2019

American Bright Optoelectronics Expands Its Family of IR Products to Cover Security, Remote Control, Appliance and Night Vision Applications

American Bright Optoelectronics Expands Its Family of IR Products to Cover Security, Remote Control, Appliance and Night Vision Applications American Bright has introduced the most complete family of discrete infrared (IR) products in the industry, expanding its 20-year global leadership in the remote control and sensing markets. Product selection includes through-hole, surface mount (SMT) and PLCC variants of the industries’ most popular components. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | RGB LEDs | Controls-IC | Displays | May 06, 2019

American Bright's Full Line of RGB with Built-in IC Devices

American Bright's Full Line of RGB with Built-in IC Devices American Bright introduces a full line of addressable RGB LED devices with built-in IC. This intelligent LED device integrates RGB chips and a control circuit into a single and compact package, available in 5050, 3528, and 4020 (side-emitting), suitable for indoor and outdoor, gaming machine, and all kinds of entertainment lighting. Read more »

EDITORIAL

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 ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

LpS/TiL 2020 Cancelled

LpS/TiL 2020 Cancelled DORNBIRN, Austria, February 26, 2020 – In light of the recent postponement of Light + Building to September 2020 and due to the spread of the coronavirus, the organizer of LpS 2020 and TiL 2020, Luger Research e.U. has had to make the decision to cancel the LpS/TiL 2020 events. Read more »

EDITORIAL

WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping?

WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping? In the CADFEM webinar on May, 14, 2020 you will learn, how physics-based simulations - virtual prototyping - contribute to develop better lighting products. The live presentation pictures the whole process - from editing the geometric model to the definition of light sources and sensors to the use ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications Patrick Durand is the Worldwide Technical Director at Future Lighting Solutions (FLS) with over 15 years of experience in the solid state lighting industry. Patrick leads the FLS Technical Marketing teams and FLS laboratory teams located in multiple regions around the world with the objective of ... Read more »