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Featured | Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Horticulture | Special Applications | Mar 25, 2019
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. These higher-performance horticulture LEDs increase the efficiency of LED luminaires and shorten their payback periods, making it more affordable to grow food under optimized lighting. Read more »
Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Mar 25, 2019
BCR601 and BCR602 – 60 V Linear LED Controller IC Family
BCR601 and BCR602 – 60 V Linear LED Controller IC Family With BCR601 and BCR602 Infineon Technologies AG introduces two new members in its successful BCR linear LED controller IC portfolio. Special highlight of the BCR601 is an innovative voltage feedback to the primary side also known as active headroom control, enabling cost- and power-effective LED driver applications. The BCR602 targets dimmable LED applications such as light engines, modules and strips, the wide voltage range up to 60 V makes it ideal fit for 48 V designs and DC/DC grids. Read more »
Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Mar 25, 2019
XDPL8218 – Digital Flyback Controller IC
XDPL8218 – Digital Flyback Controller IC Infineon Technologies AG introduces the new member of its XDP™ LED series, the XDPL8218, a digital, highly integrated future proof design for cost effective LED drivers. The device combines a constant voltage quasi-resonant flyback controller with algorithms for high power factor (> 0.9) and low total harmonic distortion (THD < 15%). Read more »
White Papers | UV Measurement | Featured | Mar 20, 2019
WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources
WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources As the development of new UV LED sources continues at an ever-growing pace, so do the industrial applications that utilize them. UV LEDs are being put to work in various industrial processes, medical applications, and disinfection solutions. Efficient utilization of the UV radiation requires good measurement tools. However, accurate light measurement in this spectral range presents challenges, such as how to accurately measure the irradiance if the wavelength of the light is not exactly known. Read more »
Featured | Electromechanics | Connectors | Outdoor Applications | IP-Protection | Feb 12, 2019
BJB Connection Interface for Outdoor LED Modules
BJB Connection Interface for Outdoor LED Modules The model for the future design of human living areas is a "smart city" with intelligent technologies and applications. Smart Cities utilize sensors and controllers in outdoor lighting to conserve resources and enhance human comfort and safety. Read more »
Featured | Materials | Encapsulants | Manufacturing | Feb 07, 2019
Nanosilica Filled Epoxy with High Abrasion Resistance
Nanosilica Filled Epoxy with High Abrasion Resistance Master Bond EP30NS is a two component epoxy system that cures at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures. It is optically clear especially in thin sections and can be used as an adhesive, sealant, coating and encapsulation compound. EP30NS offers dimensional stability, linear shrinkage of less than 0.01%, excellent physical strength characteristics and cures rigid. Most significantly, this epoxy system has been independently tested per ASTM D4060-14 for abrasion resistance for 1,000 cycles and exhibited a loss of weight of only 18.3 mg. This value exceeds typical epoxy compositions and demonstrates the compound's ability to withstand exposure to scuffing, gouging, scraping, scratching and wear. Read more »
Featured | Components | LEDs | CoB LEDs | Jan 28, 2019
Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs
Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs Cree, Inc. announces the XLamp® eTone™ LEDs, a breakthrough set of chip-on-board (COB) LEDs that delivers beautiful 90 color rendering index (CRI) light quality at the same efficacy as today’s standard 80 CRI LEDs. Delivering up to 155 lumens per watt (LPW) at 3000K CCT, 85°C, Cree’s new eTone COB LEDs provide the highest efficacy available in the industry compared to competing COB LEDs of the same size and color. The enhanced performance of these new LEDs can radically transform the output, efficacy and size of LED luminaires in applications that need high quality light, including retail, museum, high-end commercial and medical. Read more »
Featured | Test Equipment | Spectroradiometer | UV | Tools | Jan 24, 2019
Fast Production Test of UV-LEDs
Fast Production Test of UV-LEDs Numerous applications, for example in the medical area or in material testing, are based on precisely specified UV radiation. For UV-B and UV-C emitters, the measurement of their spectrum between 325 nm down to 200 nm is generally only possible with extended measurement times due to their low radiant flux. As such, a condition for fast testing within production is high reliability in conjunction with high optical throughput of all participating system components. Within its well-established CAS-series of premium spectroradiometers over many years, Instrument Systems has developed a novel series-type CAS 140D-157. This new system measures precisely and reliably not only within the visible spectrum, but also in the UV. Coupled with a PTFE-coated integrating sphere, the system permits for fast 24/7 production tests of UV emitters to be run. Read more »
Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Dec 17, 2018
Smart High-Power LED Driver from Lifud
Smart High-Power LED Driver from Lifud As a pioneer in the LED industry who dared to break away from conventions and apply non-isolated design to the LED driver for UFO high bay driver, Lifud has done a good job referring to the sales records and customer feedback of the LF-FHBxxxYx series. Read more »
Featured | Components | LEDs | CoB LEDs | Dec 03, 2018
Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs
Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs Cree, Inc. announces the XLamp® eTone™ LEDs, a breakthrough set of chip-on-board (COB) LEDs that delivers beautiful 90 color rendering index (CRI) light quality at the same efficacy as today’s standard 80 CRI LEDs. Delivering up to 155 lumens per watt (LPW) at 3000 K CCT, 85°C, Cree’s new eTone COB LEDs provide the highest efficacy available in the industry compared to competing COB LEDs of the same size and color. The enhanced performance of these new LEDs can radically transform the output, efficacy and size of LED luminaires in applications that need high quality light, including retail, museum, high-end commercial and medical. Read more »
Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | CoB LEDs | Indoor Applications | Nov 21, 2018
Luminus Gen 4 COBs: 70W CMH Spots Finally Meet Their Match
Luminus Gen 4 COBs: 70W CMH Spots Finally Meet Their Match Luminus Devices latest, fourth generation chip-on-board LED technology (Gen 4) will open new opportunities in retail lighting and a wide range of indoor and outdoor lighting applications. Luminus Gen 4 COB technology combines significant improvements in efficacy, flux density, high maximum drive current, and high temperature capability to enable breakthrough changes in form factor for luminaire makers, For example, it is finally possible for a COB to deliver the output and punch of a 70 Watt ceramic metal halide lamp in an identical form factor. Luminus has eliminated the barriers that until now had required LED luminaires with comparable center beam candlepower to be larger than the incumbent CMH technology. Read more »
Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | CoB LEDs | Human Centric Lighting | Oct 31, 2018
PerfectWhite: Luminus’ Latest Spectrally Tuned COB
PerfectWhite: Luminus’ Latest Spectrally Tuned COB Spectrally tuned sources are the essential components of human-centric lighting and Luminus PerfectWhite is it’s newest source, joining the Sensus and AccuWhite products, that has been purpose-designed and improves upon the light from conventional sources. PerfectWhite™, which closely replicates the visual characteristics of halogen lamps (3000 K) was preferred by lighting designers in testing at both Light + Building and Lightfair. Though the spectrums are a virtual match – Luminus filled the cyan gap – PerfectWhite’s color point is slightly below the black body locus and as a result, there’s no green/yellow tint that is common to halogen. A better halogen has long been a wish of the lighting design community and PerfectWhite delivers without infra-red, without green/yellow tint, and without ultraviolet radiation. Read more »
Featured | Components | LEDs | CoB LEDs | Oct 22, 2018
Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs
Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs Cree, Inc. announces the XLamp® eTone™ LEDs, a breakthrough set of chip-on-board (COB) LEDs that delivers beautiful 90 color rendering index (CRI) light quality at the same efficacy as today’s standard 80 CRI LEDs. Delivering up to 155 lumens per watt (LPW) at 3000 K CCT, 85°C, Cree’s new eTone COB LEDs provide the highest efficacy available in the industry compared to competing COB LEDs of the same size and color. The enhanced performance of these new LEDs can radically transform the output, efficacy and size of LED luminaires in applications that need high quality light, including retail, museum, high-end commercial and medical. Read more »
Featured | Components | Optics | Linear Optics | Indoor Applications | Oct 22, 2018
DAISY – for Modern Glare Free Office Lighting
DAISY – for Modern Glare Free Office Lighting Most people want to work in an office where they don’t constantly have to adjust their field of vision to avoid being blinded by glary lighting. So LEDiL is very pleased to bring to the market DAISY, our beautiful linear solution for modern glare-free office lighting. Designed to make offices look stunning while at the same time increasing wellbeing in the workplace, DAISY is the perfect choice for premium class office lighting. With DAISY, conforming to office lighting regulations and standards no longer means having to settle for the big, ugly luminaires of yesteryear. Read more »
Featured | Tools | Measurement | Spectroradiometer | Oct 18, 2018
High Volume Laser Diode and VCSEL Testing
High Volume Laser Diode and VCSEL Testing Hitherto established measurement technologies for laser diodes – such as dispersive scanning spectrometry and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) – can react sensitively to a production environment. High-resolution array spectroradiometers are effective alternatives that offer multiple advantages, also in continuous production. Laser diodes, and in particular vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), have experienced rapid market growth due to new applications and new technological approaches. Examples of this are infrared VCSELs integrated into consumer electronics and direct diode lasers based on VCSEL arrays, replacing conventional laser systems. Read more »
Featured | LED Modules | AC LED Modules | Smart Lighting | Sep 28, 2018
Edison Opto Introduces Breakthrough AC Module Series
Edison Opto Introduces Breakthrough AC Module Series Edison Opto Corporation, the leading LED lighting company based in Taiwan, introduces a wide range of AC modules. These AC modules can be broadly used in ceiling lights, mirror front lights, corridor lights, tri-proof lights, and down lights to meet different customers’ requirements. Read more »
Featured | LEDs | CoB LEDs | Tunable White Light | Human Centric Lighting | Sep 28, 2018
Luminus COB Modules For Dim-to-Warm and Dynamic CCT Control
Luminus COB Modules For Dim-to-Warm and Dynamic CCT Control Luminus’ breakthrough warm dimming and dynamic CCT tuning modules deliver exceptionally uniform color and control across any environment and enable consistency from fixture-to-fixture and between linear, downlights, and directional luminaires that are used in the same space. On-board IC chips, unique to the Luminus modules, enable multiple dimming curves and exceptionally uniform color and quality across a broad range of luminaires designed for hospitality, commercial and office environments. Read more »
Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | High Power LEDs | Sep 28, 2018
Luxeon V2, the Best Choice for a 2 mm² High Power LED
Luxeon V2, the Best Choice for a 2 mm² High Power LED Lumileds announced breakthrough high power performance with the new Luxeon V2 LED. With the highest performance in its class for output and efficacy, the emitter easily enables DLC Premium performance at the system level. Luxeon V2 utilizes a 2 x 2 mm Chip Scale Package (CSP) in a 3.5 x 3.5 mm standard package. “Luxeon V2 is designed such that 99% of the light is forward directed, resulting in the industry’s most usable light from a compact source,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Director at Lumileds. Read more »
Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | High Power LEDs | Sep 28, 2018
Luxeon V2, the Best Choice for a 2 mm² High Power LED
Luxeon V2, the Best Choice for a 2 mm² High Power LED Lumileds announced breakthrough high power performance with the new Luxeon V2 LED. With the highest performance in its class for output and efficacy, the emitter easily enables DLC Premium performance at the system level. Luxeon V2 utilizes a 2 x 2 mm Chip Scale Package (CSP) in a 3.5 x 3.5 mm standard package. “Luxeon V2 is designed such that 99% of the light is forward directed, resulting in the industry’s most usable light from a compact source,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Director at Lumileds. Read more »
Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | High Power LEDs | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Sep 28, 2018
XLamp® XP-G3 S Line LED Optimized for Connected Lighting
XLamp® XP-G3 S Line LED Optimized for Connected Lighting Cree, Inc. announces the XLamp® XP-G3 S Line LED, an extension of the industry-leading XLamp XP-G3 LED that is optimized for the connected lighting future. With the XP-G3 S Line, Cree delivers high-power LED technology optimized for long-lifetime, high-power general lighting applications where sensors and the internet of things (IoT) are becoming common, such as commercial indoor, parking, industrial and roadway. Read more »
Featured | Event News | Guzhen Int. Lighting Fair | Sep 04, 2018
The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair
The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair is based in China Lighting Capital- Guzhen Town, where thousands of lighting manufacturers lies and is dubbed as the source of lightings. With the help of local government and UBM, the fair has been successfully held for 21 editions. Read more »
Featured | Event News | Guzhen Int. Lighting Fair | Sep 04, 2018
The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair
The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair is based in China Lighting Capital- Guzhen Town, where thousands of lighting manufacturers lies and is dubbed as the source of lightings. With the help of local government and UBM, the fair has been successfully held for 21 editions. Read more »
Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | High Power LEDs | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Aug 28, 2018
XLamp® XP-G3 S Line LED Optimized for Connected Lighting
XLamp® XP-G3 S Line LED Optimized for Connected Lighting Cree, Inc. announces the XLamp® XP-G3 S Line LED, an extension of the industry-leading XLamp XP-G3 LED that is optimized for the connected lighting future. With the XP-G3 S Line, Cree delivers high-power LED technology optimized for long-lifetime, high-power general lighting applications where sensors and the internet of things (IoT) are becoming common, such as commercial indoor, parking, industrial and roadway. Read more »
Featured | Tools | Test Equipment | Photometers | Aug 21, 2018
New Photometer DSP 200 - More Accurate, Faster and Further
New Photometer DSP 200 - More Accurate, Faster and Further Instrument Systems has introduced a new, versatile photometer to the market. The DSP 200 conforms to the highest accuracy grade L to DIN 5032-7 (2017) and has an extremely broad measuring range from 0.1 mlx to 200 klx for all common light sources, including pulse-width modulated LEDs. It is extremely well-suited to ultra-fast measurements of spatial light distributions with the goniometers of the AMS or LGS series. Read more »
Featured | Resins | Optics + Opt. Materials | Aug 16, 2018
Electrolube Launches First Clear UL94 V-0 Flame Retardant PU Resin
Electrolube Launches First Clear UL94 V-0 Flame Retardant PU Resin The global electro-chemicals manufacturer, Electrolube, has frequently been approached regarding the prospect of an optically clear, flame retardant resin. As the demand for LED encapsulation ever increases, particularly for hazardous areas, Electrolube has developed the long-awaited new UR5641 encapsulation resin. Read more »
RGB Tape | LUXTECH | Featured | Aug 13, 2018
LUXTECH Introduces FLEX Color, Architectural Grade RGB Tape
LUXTECH Introduces FLEX Color, Architectural Grade RGB Tape LUXTECH, a leading American manufacturer of architectural grade LED modules, introduces FLEX Color to their line of flexible LED strips. The RGB strip light is populated by high quality LEDs with tight binning to maintain color consistency. Read more »
Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | High-Lumen Output | Outdoor Applications | High Bay | Aug 01, 2018
XP-G2 High Efficacy LEDs Use Less Power, Drop-in Compatible
XP-G2 High Efficacy LEDs Use Less Power, Drop-in Compatible Cree, Inc. announces the new High Efficacy (HE) version of the XLamp® XP-G2 LED that delivers improved performance compared to standard XP-G2 LEDs, with higher output and greater efficiency to enable smaller, lighter, lower-cost designs. The original XLamp XP-G2 LED pioneered a broad set of LED applications for the industry, including outdoor and area lighting, and has since served as a preferred choice by manufacturers that require superior output, efficacy and optical control. Read more »
Featured | LEDs | Color LEDs | Flip-Chip LED | Jul 26, 2018
Nichia Expands Its Successful E17 Series with Color Versions
Nichia Expands Its Successful E17 Series with Color Versions The expansion of the E17 LED series from Nichia, the world market leader in LED technology, comprises four individual colors (red, green, blue, amber). The standardized chip scale package makes it possible to string the LEDs closely together. The lateral frame around the chip of the LEDs ensures that no optical crosstalk occurs. In addition, the LED chip is contacted directly thanks to flip-chip technology. This has the decisive advantage that the heat generated is transferred directly to the aluminium board. Read more »
Featured | Components | Electromechanics | Holder | Jul 26, 2018
New 47.360 COB Connectors from BJB
New 47.360 COB Connectors from BJB To determine the value of COB connectors, one must consider the performance of the connectors after many years of service. Do the contacts last? Is the material still stable after thousands of cycles and exposure to UV light? Does the connector outlive the LED? Other deciding factors when selecting a COB holder include ease of installation and geometrical standardization. Read more »
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