Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | High Power LEDs | Outdoor Applications | Jul 01, 2020

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. Lumileds attention to beam angle, field angle, color over angle and optical efficiency gives engineers more lumens to work with and better quality of light than has been previously possible," said Alvin Yeoh, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Lumileds. The result is an outdoor fixture with leading optical properties and exceptional efficiency. 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 »

UV | Measurement | Featured | May 25, 2020

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 this has been manifested, among other things, in a sharp increase in the demand for UVC light sources. Read more »

Nichia | Fraunhofer | Featured | Research | Resources | Reports | Apr 22, 2020

Full Spectrum LEDs Outperform Standard LED Lighting, Study Shows

Full Spectrum LEDs Outperform Standard LED Lighting, Study Shows Full Spectrum LED products outperform conventional solutions, according to a study into the visual impact and perceptual performance of LED lighting by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP) in Stuttgart, Germany. Read more »

Featured | UV | UV-LEDs | UV-C | Disinfection | Curing | Apr 01, 2020

Nichia UV LED Technology Supports Evolving Markets

Nichia UV LED Technology Supports Evolving Markets Nichia, a leading global specialist in LED technology, is now aiming to extend its dominance to the UV market following its impressive showcase at the recent RadTech 2020 conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida, USA. The company's latest solutions remain ideal for curing applications, but an extended portfolio is of particular benefit, as UV is known to be incredibly effective in killing viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | CRI | TLCI | Mar 31, 2020

TLCI + CRI 90-95 LEDs for Broadcast Illumination

TLCI + CRI 90-95 LEDs for Broadcast Illumination Optimize sports lighting for broadcast videography with the best possible illumination for eyes and cameras. Cree XLamp XP-L2 and XHP50.2 LEDs provide a natural "daylight" experience to indoor & night events while reducing the lighting intensity and manual color correction needed for excellent broadcast picture quality. Read more »

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 »

White LEDs | Featured | 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 »

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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 »