White LEDs | Featured | LEDs | Components | Feb 02, 2017

Lumileds Shatters Efficiency Records with LUXEON MX

Lumileds Shatters Efficiency Records with LUXEON MX Lumileds today introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W efficacy, at 85°C (4000-6500 K and 70 CRI) which enables a system efficiency of 120 lm/W when driven at 700 mA. Read more »

White LEDs | Featured | LEDs | Components | Feb 01, 2017

XLamp XHP50.2 LED Delivers the Highest Lumen Density in its Class

XLamp XHP50.2 LED Delivers the Highest Lumen Density in its Class Cree’s XLamp XHP50.2 LED delivers up to 7% more lumens and 10% higher LPW than the first gen XHP50 LED. The XHP50.2 can produce more than 2,500 lumens from its 6 mm light emitting surface to reduce size, cost and enable innovative solutions for applications from spot to street lighting. LM-80 data is available to reduce the time for ENERGY STAR® and DesignLights Consortium® qualifications. XLamp XHP50.2 LEDs are available in 2700-6500 K with high CRI options. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Human Centric Lighting | Jan 19, 2017

Warm Dimming and the Future of LED

Warm Dimming and the Future of LED As LED lighting grows in acceptance and popularity, so does the need for better and more ranging color quality. Traditionally, LED lighting gave off a stark white, cool glow that was harsh on the eyes and made it difficult to use as a primary lighting source. Warm-dim LED technology has toned down that cool coloring, dynamically shifting the current and future applications of LED lighting management systems. Dimmability with a warm glow effect creates more opportunities than ever for LED lighting management systems. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 21, 2016

BJB’s Releases Gen. 2 Linear Flat System (Zhaga Book 14 Standard)

BJB’s Releases Gen. 2 Linear Flat System (Zhaga Book 14 Standard) BJB has released the 2nd generation Linear Flat System (LFS) with improved efficacy (up to 150 Lm/W) and light distributions. With these characteristics – which reflect the philosophy of “late stage finishing” – the LFS from BJB’s OEM-Line represents an intelligent solution offering considerable added value to both luminaire manufacturers and end-users. These comprehensive benefits are proving effective: Zhaga created a new standard (Book 14) for Socketable Linear LED Light Engines based on BJB’ Linear Flat System. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 05, 2016

Instrument Systems Enables Tests According to ErP Directive

Instrument Systems Enables Tests According to ErP Directive With the newly optimized design of the LGS 350 goniophotometer, Instrument Systems provides a highly accurate and fast testing system for medium-sized LED modules. An add-on of the established SpecWin Pro software allows a broad range of ErP tests according to the EU Eco-Design Directive. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 01, 2016

Samsung’s New High-power LED for High Density Lighting

Samsung’s New High-power LED for High Density Lighting Samsung’s new high-power LED package, LH351D, is a cost-optimized solution for high density lighting applications such as stadium and arena lighting. The ceramic-based LH351D features higher performance over extended periods of time and also provides ultra-high light efficacy up to 179 lm/W (at 85°C, 5000 K) to nicely fit DLC 4.0 Premium requirements. Operating at a maximum current up to 3.0A, Samsung’s LH351D can cover from 3 to 10 watts. Read more »

Featured | Business News | Nov 15, 2016

Smart Lighting for Smart Cities

Smart Lighting for Smart Cities The winds of technical change are blowing through cities and communities. Digital networking is not only providing municipal authorities with considerable benefits but is also making cities safer and better places to live. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Nov 15, 2016

Luxeon SunPlus Series Designed Specifically for Horticulture

Luxeon SunPlus Series Designed Specifically for Horticulture Lumileds today introduced the LUXEON SunPlus Series, the company’s first line of purpose-built LEDs that provide the exact wavelengths of light required for horticulture applications. Based on the rapidly expanding world population and the increasing population in city centers, the horticulture industry is responding by growing more food indoors using LEDs, allowing a greater amount of food to be grown in smaller spaces, using up to 90% less water than growing outdoors. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Nov 07, 2016

New Array Spectroradiometer CAS 140CT-HR for Narrow Emitters

New Array Spectroradiometer CAS 140CT-HR for Narrow Emitters Based on the well-proven CAS 140CT spectroradiometers, Instrument Systems adds new models particularly designed for narrow band emitters, e.g. laser diodes. These high resolution CAS 140CT HR spectroradiometers combine the demands of high spectral resolution and short testing times. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Nov 02, 2016

BJB Introduces MINI-Flex SMD Terminal Block

BJB Introduces MINI-Flex SMD Terminal Block The Mini Flex SMD terminal block is intended for use with both solid and flexible conductors and now has a simple to use release function! The Mini Flex was designed for easy wiring and SMD assembly by PCB manufacturers. The Mini Flex by BJB has gained rapid acceptance as the SMD terminal block of choice in the lighting industry, domestic appliance and consumer electronics industries. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Nov 01, 2016

Cree Offers Industry’s Brightest, Most Efficient Horticulture LEDs

Cree Offers Industry’s Brightest, Most Efficient Horticulture LEDs Cree’s new XLamp® XP-E & XQ-E High Efficiency (HE) Photo Red LEDs deliver up to 21% higher output than the previous generations of XQ-E and XP-E Photo Red LEDs, enabling horticulture lighting manufacturers to deliver higher performance products, reduce luminaire size and lower system cost. The XP-E HE Photo Red LED is the first photo red LED to break the 1 W radiant flux barrier at 85°C, while the XQ-E HE Photo Red delivers over twice the PPF output per area compared to the closest competitor. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Oct 25, 2016

Everfine BHA-2000 Retinal Blue Light Hazard Analyzer

Everfine BHA-2000 Retinal Blue Light Hazard Analyzer The retina Blue Light Hazard (BLH) and some other photobiological hazards have been involved in the latest edition of IEC 60598.1 as well as other horizontal product safety standards, which subsequently transferred to mandatory standards in many countries or areas. Luminaires shall be marked if they use light sources exceed the limit of RG1 unlimited group. Portable luminaires for children and mains socket-outlet nightlights shall not exceed RG1. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Oct 24, 2016

Samsung’s Completed High Power LED Portfolio for High Intensity Light

Samsung’s Completed High Power LED Portfolio for High Intensity Light Samsung has been continuously reinforcing its high power LED package line-up to offer an extended range of operation current and higher performance. The more comprehensive, high power LED line-up allows LED lighting manufacturers to optimize fixture performance with enhanced lighting quality and efficacy, as well as greater design flexibility. It offers four primary types of high power LED which can fully support virtually every major lighting application that requires high intensity light output. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Oct 24, 2016

Instrument Systems Enables TM30-15 Conform SSL Measurements

Instrument Systems Enables TM30-15 Conform SSL Measurements In addition to classical color analysis, Instrument Systems’ SpecWin Pro software allows evaluations according to the new TM 30-15 method for evaluating the color rendition of light sources. Besides the two main characteristics, fidelity and gamut index, graphical analyses by Hue Bin tables and color vector graphics are also employed. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Oct 18, 2016

Lextar V4 COB Attains 150 lm/W with Excellent Quality @ Tj = 85℃

Lextar V4 COB Attains 150 lm/W with Excellent Quality @ Tj = 85℃ Lextar debuts Version 4 COB lineup at 2016 Hong Kong International Light Fair (Autumn Edition) bringing 15% higher luminous efficacy in quality and cost competitive products for versatile lighting applications from indoors to outdoors. The performance upgrade is based on improvements in both chip die development and also optimized package design. The new lineup also provides wide range of luminous flux and various colors includes CRI 90 & below B.B.L. modules, and wide selection of connectors and optical part solutions. Read more »

Featured | Components | UV-LEDs | Oct 12, 2016

Honglitronic Releases CMH Inorganic Deep UV LED Package G6060

Honglitronic Releases CMH Inorganic Deep UV LED Package G6060 Hongli Zhihui Group (Honglitronic) is a leader in LED components in China, releases UVC G6060 (275-285 nm), which is the company’s new CMH Inorganic Deep UV LED Package line-up with High Reliability: 10000 hours aging testing, decay of radiation flux is below 15%. UVC G6060 is hermetic package, able to meets the US military standard MIL-STD-883, high corrosion resistance and long operating life, application: Sterilization, disinfection. (CMH: C=ceramic, M=Metal, H=Glass) Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Oct 10, 2016

Samsung’s High-Performance Linear Modules for Indoor Lighting

Samsung’s High-Performance Linear Modules for Indoor Lighting Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced component solutions, today announced “H-series Gen 3,” a new line-up of LED linear modules that features high efficacy and enables easy replacement of fluorescent lights with LED lamps. Samsung’s H-series Gen 3 provides light efficacy reaching up to 187 lumen per watt (lm/W) at 4000 K, which allows LED luminaires using the modules to achieve light efficacy above 140 lm/W, delivering an optic efficiency level of about 86 percent and LED driver efficiency of approximately 88 percent. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Oct 10, 2016

Luxeon SunPlus Series Designed Specifically for Horticulture

Luxeon SunPlus Series Designed Specifically for Horticulture Lumileds today introduced the LUXEON SunPlus Series, the company’s first line of purpose-built LEDs that provide the exact wavelengths of light required for horticulture applications. Based on the rapidly expanding world population and the increasing population in city centers, the horticulture industry is responding by growing more food indoors using LEDs, allowing a greater amount of food to be grown in smaller spaces, using up to 90% less water than growing outdoors. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Oct 06, 2016

Edison Opto’s Products Reveal Perfect Color Saturation

Edison Opto’s Products Reveal Perfect Color Saturation When it comes to LED lighting products, high efficiency, excellent luminous flux, and great color presence become the prime concerns. Especially for color rendering, most people would only know CRI, which can reveal colors of the given objects with the natural light source. To meet people’s desire of better color metric, another color metric was developed in 2015. The new metric is TM-30 which was proposed by IES. Due to awareness of this trend, Edison Opto also produces new COB series, which can meet the high standard of TM-30. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Oct 03, 2016

Tridonic's Space-Saving Driver Combines Normal and Emergency Lighting

Tridonic's Space-Saving Driver Combines Normal and Emergency Lighting The EM powerLED 45 W LED Drivers in PRO DIM and SELV versions from Tridonic combine normal and emergency lighting modes for LED luminaires in one unit. The compact housings of the installation version save space in the luminaire. The modest space requirements of these combination devices provide greater freedom for luminaire designers. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Sep 01, 2016

Cree® XLamp® MHB-B LED for High Performance Lighting

Cree® XLamp® MHB-B LED for High Performance Lighting The XLamp® MHB-B LED is a new high-power LED that enables a more effective way to deliver lower system costs for high lumen, high efficiency applications designed to meet the new DLC 4.0 Premium requirements. The ceramic MHB-B LEDs combine high light output, high efficacy and high reliability to enable high lumen LED designs that are not possible with mid-power LEDs. The MHB-B LEDs have LM-80 data available delivering L90 lifetime projections of 60,000 hours at 105°C. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Aug 15, 2016

Stray Light Correction Improves UV-LED Characterization

Stray Light Correction Improves UV-LED Characterization Instrument Systems is the first industrial supplier for stray light corrected calibrations of array spectrometers to serve the broad market. By including a stray light correction matrix in the calibration process, it is possible to suppress the stray light during the measurement by an order of magnitude down to 10 E-5. A 10% higher sensitivity in the UV range after stray light corrected calibration leads to about 3-4% higher accuracy in the radiometric measurement. The more accurate determination of the radiometric values of UV LEDs facilitates their characterization and development, and supports the various applications of these radiation sources, for example, in the field of coating, curing, disinfection or biomedicine. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Aug 03, 2016

Honglitronic COB: High Luminous Efficacy 155 lm/W

Honglitronic COB: High Luminous Efficacy 155 lm/W Nowadays, the requirement of light quality is growing out of nothing, from low to high in the lighting market. No matter commercial lighting, or the access to home lighting, the demand of high-end lighting source is increasing. Therefore, we should focus more on the quality of light while improving the luminous efficacy and saving energy. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Aug 01, 2016

Cree's New High Efficacy XT-E LED Delivers 25 Percent Higher LpW

Cree's New High Efficacy XT-E LED Delivers 25 Percent Higher LpW The new high efficacy XLamp® XT-E LED provides a guaranteed minimum efficacy of 164 LpW at 85°C and 350mA, making 130 LPW or higher at the system level achievable under real operating conditions. The enhanced XT-E LED improves the brightness, voltage characteristics and optical performance in the proven 3.45 x 3.45 mm XT package. XT-E LEDs have more than 10,000 hours of LM-80 data, delivering reported L90 lifetimes greater than 60,000 hrs, at 105°C, 1 A. Ideal for outdoor and high bay lighting. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Jul 26, 2016

Instrument Systems LGS 350: Fast Energy Efficiency Tests

Instrument Systems LGS 350: Fast Energy Efficiency Tests With a view to future energy-efficient lighting solutions in buildings, Instrument Systems has optimized its LGS 350 goniophotometer system for highly accurate and fast testing of medium-sized LED modules according to the EU Eco-Design Directive. The LGS 350 system features an 85 % increased travel speed of the γ-axis to 34 °/s. The permissible top speed of 0.25 m/s pursuant to CIE S 025 is thus possible for a large number of LED sample sizes. Compared to present measurement solutions, for the user this means greatly increased throughput while maintaining a high standard of measurement precision. With an add-on module of the established SpecWin Pro software, a broad range of ErP tests is available for the preparation of test reports according to the EU Directive. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Jul 15, 2016

LIFUD DALI LED Driver Solutions

LIFUD DALI LED Driver Solutions This year LIFUD could offer you comprehensive solutions of DALI LED drivers. Now we have three different DALI LED drivers available including rectangular plastic version (external version), linear metal version (built-in for vapor proof linear lights) and UL panel light drivers (specifically developed for North American market with a cable connection box). Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Jul 01, 2016

Cree's New High Efficacy XT-E LED Delivers 25 Percent Higher LpW

Cree's New High Efficacy XT-E LED Delivers 25 Percent Higher LpW The new high efficacy XLamp® XT-E LED provides a guaranteed minimum efficacy of 164 LpW at 85°C and 350mA, making 130 LPW or higher at the system level achievable under real operating conditions. The enhanced XT-E LED improves the brightness, voltage characteristics and optical performance in the proven 3.45 x 3.45 mm XT package. XT-E LEDs have more than 10,000 hours of LM-80 data, delivering reported L90 lifetimes greater than 60,000 hrs, at 105°C, 1 A. Ideal for outdoor and high bay lighting. Read more »

Featured | Automotive | Systems | Jun 18, 2016

GLT’s Ring Light Brings New Appeal and Functionality to Automotive and Other Lighting Applications

GLT’s Ring Light Brings New Appeal and Functionality to Automotive and Other Lighting Applications Brecksville, OH, April 25, 2016 – The new ring light from Global Lighting Technologies is a bright and uniform circle of LED-based illumination that lends a special look and appeal to lighting applications. It uses as few as 1 LED, can be produced in a variety of colors, and can be integrated into a wide variety of products. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Jun 07, 2016

Cree® XLamp® XP-G3 LED Delivers More than 205 Lumens-Per-Watt

Cree® XLamp® XP-G3 LED Delivers More than 205 Lumens-Per-Watt Cree® XLamp® XP-G3 LEDs deliver 31% more lumens and 8% higher lumens-per-watt than the industry-leading XP-G2 LED. Leveraging key elements of Cree’s SC5 Technology™ Platform, the high-power XP-G3 LED improves the lumen density, voltage characteristics and reliability of previous XP-G generations. This best-in-class performance enables lighting manufacturers to deliver differentiated solutions at lower system costs for applications such as roadway, outdoor area, spot and high-bay lighting. Read more »

Featured | Products, Materials & Tools | Jun 06, 2016

BJB Designs New Fixation Solutions for LED Modules with Push-to-Fix (P2F) Fixing Elements

BJB Designs New Fixation Solutions for LED Modules with Push-to-Fix (P2F) Fixing Elements At Light Fair International., BJB unveiled new P2F fixing elements designed for blind holes and aluminum track applications. BJB’s P2F (Push-to-Fix) fixing element is the highest quality method for attaching LED printed circuit boards into luminaire housings on the market today. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER - The Calibration Traceability Chain of a Photometric LED Test System

WHITE PAPER - The Calibration Traceability Chain of a Photometric LED Test System FluxGage is a LED luminaire tester and provides a small and cost-effective solution for testing LED luminaires in 2π geometry. The black measurement surface and the lack of multiple reflections make the system much more predictable and allow using information about the DUT such as size, beam angle ... Read more »

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Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency

Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency  Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp® XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing LEDs by up to 68 percent. ... Read more »

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High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

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