Featured | LEDs | Components | Aug 01, 2017

Cree Opens Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with New CLQ6A LED

Cree Opens Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with New CLQ6A LED Cree expands its Architectural LEDs with the new CLQ6A RGBW (red, green, blue & white) LED. The first individually addressable one-watt RGBW LED in its class, the CLQ6A LED unlocks new designs that were not possible before. The four-in-one LED provides a single point source for excellent optical control, efficient color mixing and simplified design, enabling lighting manufacturers to offer beautiful and differentiated architectural lighting. Read more »

Featured | Tools | Test Equipment | Imaging Colorimeter | Jul 28, 2017

Lab Specs Meet Production Speed: Instrument Systems Spectrally Enhanced Imaging Colorimeter LumiTop 2700

Lab Specs Meet Production Speed: Instrument Systems Spectrally Enhanced Imaging Colorimeter LumiTop 2700 The newly-developed LumiTop 2700 imaging colorimeter from Instrument Systems guarantees fast characterization of displays at unprecedented high precision. As a 3-in-1 system it combines an RGB camera and flicker-diode with a high-end spectroradiometer of the CAS series. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | Components | Jul 25, 2017

Samsung Completes Lineup of High-Power LEDs with LH351C for Outdoor Lighting Applications

Samsung Completes Lineup of High-Power LEDs with LH351C for Outdoor Lighting Applications Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. just announced that it now has a full lineup of high-power LEDs with the introduction of its new 5W-class LH351C, which follows its LH351B (3 W) and LH351D (10 W) offerings. The LH351 series has the same form factor (3.5x3.5 mm), which allows for exceptionally easy design enhancements without changing the printed circuit board or the second optic solution. This newly expanded ceramic-based, high-power package series is expected to help lower the total cost of ownership for LED lights, and reduce time-to-market for LED lighting manufacturers. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Sensors | Smart Lighting & IoT | Jul 17, 2017

Samsung Introduces Award-Winning Smart Sensor Module for Smart Lighting

Samsung Introduces Award-Winning Smart Sensor Module for Smart Lighting Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has just completed development of a highly innovative, “Smart Sensor” Module (SSM) for use in the widest range of smart lighting applications. The new module was recently selected for the highest honor from the LIGHTFAIR International 2017 Innovation Awards in the category of “Controls: Components, Sensors, Interfaces and Software”. LIGHTFAIR is the largest lighting conference in North America. Read more »

Featured | Electromechanics | Tracks | Indoor Applications | Jul 11, 2017

Linear Flat System - Also the Right Choice for Power Tracks

Linear Flat System - Also the Right Choice for Power Tracks Power tracks are very often used in shops and retail outlets in order to implement various lighting scenarios quickly and easily. Different arrangements and individual positioning are always necessary when the presentation of the product range changes. And that happens more than just once a year. Matched with special drivers which fi t on a power track, the Linear Flat System, together with a lampholder and counterholder, forms a complete modular system for linear lighting in current power track systems. In this way, it is possible to construct a lighting system with interchangeable LED modules without any additional luminaire housings. Read more »

White LEDs | Featured | LEDs | Components | Jun 21, 2017

Samsung Achieves 220 Lumens per Watt with New Mid-Power LED Package

Samsung Achieves 220 Lumens per Watt with New Mid-Power LED Package Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing a new mid-power LED package, the LM301B, which features the industry’s highest luminous efficacy of 220 lumens per watt. Samsung was able to achieve its industry-leading efficacy (@ 65mA, 5000K, CRI 80+) by incorporating an advanced flip-chip package design and state-of-the-art phosphor technology. The package is well suited for a range of LED lighting applications including ambient lighting, downlights and most retrofit lamps. Read more »

Featured | Electromechanics | Tracks | Indoor Applications | May 11, 2017

New Low Voltage Track with Magnetic Installation System

New Low Voltage Track with Magnetic Installation System The new A.A.G. Stucchi low voltage track (up to 48V) is designed for minimal and elegant light applications. With its compact design, magnetic installation system for the lighting fixtures, and integrated databus for light control, this new product provides maximum freedom and flexibility, in designing and creating innovative lighting projects. Read more »

Featured | Components | Color LEDs | Horticulture | May 01, 2017

Industry’s Brightest, Most Efficient Royal Blue LED By Cree

Industry’s Brightest, Most Efficient Royal Blue LED By Cree Cree’s new XLamp® XP-G3 Royal Blue LED doubles the maximum light output of similar size competing LEDs and delivers breakthrough wall-plug efficiency of up to 81%. This superior Royal Blue LED enables manufacturers to offer differentiated solutions in horticulture, architectural and entertainment lighting. The XP-G3 Royal Blue delivers up to 3402 mW radiant flux, which corresponds to 13 μmol/s PPF, at its 2A maximum current and 85 C junction temperature. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Human Centric Lighting | Apr 25, 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 »

CoB LEDs | Featured | LEDs | Components | Apr 24, 2017

Samsung Introduces Second Generation Chip-on-Board Packages for Spotlights and Other Directional Lighting

Samsung Introduces Second Generation Chip-on-Board Packages  for Spotlights and Other Directional Lighting Samsung Electronics announced its second generation of D-series chip-on-board (COB) LED packages. The second generation features the industry’s highest light efficacy in COB lineups and is suitable for directional lighting applications such as multifaceted reflector (MR) bulbs, parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) lamps, spotlights, downlights and high bay lights. Read more »

Featured | Components | Mechanics | Fixing Elements | Apr 21, 2017

SMD Push-to-Fix (P2F) by BJB. Solderable Mounting Elements for LED Boards

SMD_P2F_Grafik_Phase01.png BJB has developed the solderable Push-to-Fix(P2F) SMD fixing element for an especially simple and quick mounting of LED boards in luminaire housings. It is suitable for Low- and Midpower LED-Boards in linear and flat luminaires. The outstanding feature of it is the pre-attachment of the spring clip, which takes place by means of a solder plate during the SMD mounting process. During the final installation, the board is then fixed in the luminaire housing by a simple click. This can be performed by hand as well as automatically. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Apr 18, 2017

LIFUD Launches NEW Generation LED DALI Push Driver

LIFUD Launches NEW Generation LED DALI Push Driver Applications: LED indoor lighting, LED decorative lighting, LED residential lighting, LED office lighting and LED commercial lighting etc. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Apr 18, 2017

MOSO High Reliable & Flexible Programmable Outdoor LED Driver

MOSO High Reliable & Flexible Programmable Outdoor LED Driver DM-5KV & CM-10KV surge immunity, fully glue-potted IP67 for -40℃ to +60℃ dry/wet/damp conditions, supporting universal 90-305Vac input, MOSO, one of the most influential and well-known new energy enterprises in China, dedicates to provide the efficient, intelligent and safe outdoor LED power supply solutions by introducing its programmable LDP series worldwide. Read more »

Featured | Components | Optics & Opt. Materials | Retrofit | Apr 15, 2017

ZORYA – Omnidirectional Retrofit Lenses from LEDiL

ZORYA – Omnidirectional Retrofit Lenses from LEDiL ZORYA is a unique LED optics design from LEDiL with around 340-degrees of light distribution. The whole lens is covered in small “spikes” that are basically individual optics in themselves. This innovative design – unlike anything seen before in LED optics – can harness all the light from any size LED and transform it into omnidirectional lighting that mimics a traditional light bulb beam pattern. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | Components | Apr 03, 2017

Cree’s Second Gen XLamp® XHP70.2 Extreme High Power LED

Cree’s Second Gen XLamp® XHP70.2 Extreme High Power LED Cree’s XLamp XHP70.2 LED, the second generation of the highest output Extreme High Power LED delivers up to 9% more lumens and 18% higher LPW than the first XHP70 LED. The XHP70.2 provides up to 58% higher lumen density than the closest competitor LED of the same size, enabling smaller luminaires and better optical control for high-lumen lighting applications. The XHP70.2 features the same 7.0x7.0 mm footprint and provides an easy drop-in upgrade for existing XHP70 designs. Read more »

Featured | Components | Optics & Opt. Materials | Resins | Silicones | Apr 03, 2017

New High-Performance Optical Silicones from Dow Corning

New High-Performance Optical Silicones from Dow Corning Dow Corning Corporation is launching a new family of moldable optical silicones that give LED lighting designers and manufacturers greater freedom. Enabling innovative lighting designs and providing new solutions, these advanced materials are part of an award-winning, expanding portfolio of high-performance moldable optical silicones. Read more »

Featured | Luminaires | Apr 03, 2017

Willighting Develops New Special LED Aluminum Strip Light With Magnets

Willighting Develops New Special LED Aluminum Strip Light With Magnets Willighting develops new special LED aluminum strip light with high performance. Using high bright CRI>80 SMD4014 to ensure high quality. The most special is that there are magnets at the back and magnet wire at one end different from other common items. It is very easy and convenience to install. 575x18x20 mm, 855x18x20 mm and 1205x18x20 mm could be available. Of course, other size could be customized by your requirement. Read more »

Featured | Tools | Engineering | Simulation Tools | Horticulture | Apr 01, 2017

Lumileds Launched Horticulture Lighting Calculator

Lumileds Launched Horticulture Lighting Calculator Lumileds introduced an online calculator that fixture manufacturers can use to more quickly optimize the design of their grow lights. The calculator allows the user to input various LED combinations and operating conditions to generate the spectral power distribution, photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), and power usage of a fixture using Lumileds LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs. Read more »

Featured | Simulation Tools | Apr 01, 2017

Lumileds Launched Horticulture Lighting Calculator

Lumileds Launched Horticulture Lighting Calculator Lumileds introduced an online calculator that fixture manufacturers can use to more quickly optimize the design of their grow lights. The calculator allows the user to input various LED combinations and operating conditions to generate the spectral power distribution, photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), and power usage of a fixture using Lumileds LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs. Read more »

Featured | Tools | Engineering | Simulation Tools | Horticulture | Apr 01, 2017

Lumileds Launched Horticulture Lighting Calculator

Lumileds Launched Horticulture Lighting Calculator Lumileds introduced an online calculator that fixture manufacturers can use to more quickly optimize the design of their grow lights. The calculator allows the user to input various LED combinations and operating conditions to generate the spectral power distribution, photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), and power usage of a fixture using Lumileds LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs. Read more »

Featured | Components | LED Modules | AC LED Modules | Mar 28, 2017

Edison Opto Unveils Dual Volt Flicker Free Circuit

Edison Opto Unveils Dual Volt Flicker Free Circuit Edison Opto, a company specializes in LED lighting products, announces its release of the upgraded AC Module, Dual Volt Flicker Free Circuit, which can work in a high voltage environment without flicker. The new module also implements two functions of dimming, including triac dimming and 0~10 V dimming. Read more »

CoB LEDs | Featured | LEDs | Components | Mar 27, 2017

Samsung Introduces Second Generation Chip-on-Board LED Packages

Samsung Introduces Second Generation Chip-on-Board LED Packages Samsung Electronics announced its second generation of D-series chip-on-board (COB) LED packages. The second generation features the industry’s highest light efficacy in COB lineups and is suitable for directional lighting applications such as multifaceted reflector (MR) bulbs, parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) lamps, spotlights, downlights and high bay lights. Read more »

Featured | Components | LED Modules | LED Strips | Mar 13, 2017

Willighting Releases a 120 LEDs/m RGB LED Flexible Strip with CE

Willighting Releases a 120 LEDs/m RGB LED Flexible Strip with CE Willighting releases a updated version of RGB flexible strip. The item is DC24 V 120 LEDs/m in 25 W/m. The thickness of PCB is 2oz. The dense array produce a vibrant colour palette. The slim line LED FLEX can help achieve prefect colour mixing for a magnitude of applications. Additionally, the close proximity of the high powered LEDs creates the illusion of one endless line of light. Read more »

Horticulture | Featured | Color LEDs | LEDs | Components | Mar 01, 2017

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 | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Mar 01, 2017

New Osram UltraFlat System for Innovative Luminaire Designs

New Osram UltraFlat System for Innovative Luminaire Designs With a depth of just 11 mm, the UltraFlat Osram Dali LED driver teams up perfectly with the PrevaLED Linear Slim LED module and the small Osram UltraFlat light and presence sensor to open up new and innovative luminaire design options that were not possible before. Read more »

CoB LEDs | Featured | LEDs | Components | Feb 27, 2017

Samsung Introduces Second Generation Chip-on-Board LED Packages

Samsung Introduces Second Generation Chip-on-Board LED Packages Samsung Electronics announced its second generation of D-series chip-on-board (COB) LED packages. The second generation features the industry’s highest light efficacy in COB lineups and is suitable for directional lighting applications such as multifaceted reflector (MR) bulbs, parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) lamps, spotlights, downlights and high bay lights. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Feb 02, 2017

BJB SMD Terminal Blocks: The Best Connection for all Requirements

BJB SMD Terminal Blocks: The Best Connection for all Requirements SMD-compatible PCB terminal blocks are increasingly being used for electrical power supply to LED boards. This is because they are easy to handle and provide a permanent, secure connection to the control gear. A decisive factor for light quality is a design which is as flat as possible, which will enable an even light distribution and will avoid unwelcome shadowing. However, there are also technical requirements dictated by the relevant luminaire design. Examples are rear-entry wiring or the use of fine-stranded conductors. In order to cover every conceivable variation, BJB, the global market leader for lighting and luminaire components, has developed a series of three different SMD terminal blocks: SMD Mini, SMD Mini-Flex and the SMD push-through terminal block for rear-entry wiring. Read more »

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 »

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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 ... Read more »

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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 ... Read more »

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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 ... 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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