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Featured | Components | Mechanics | Fixing Elements | Mar 05, 2018
BJB's SMD Push-to-Fix (P2F) Solderable Mounting Elements for LED Boards
BJB's SMD Push-to-Fix (P2F) Solderable Mounting Elements for LED Boards LED boards can be installed into luminaire housings in a variety of ways. And it's often an overlooked step in the luminaire assembly process, until something goes wrong due to faulty installation of course. The question of how best to implement this assembly process in technical terms also has considerable impact on the upstream and downstream processes - especially when taking warranty costs into consideration. With its solderable SMD-P2F fixing elements, BJB has developed a solution which makes the entire assembly process easier, faster and more cost-efficient for the entire value chain. A major advantage is that these fixing elements do not have to be attached as separate components, because they are already pre-installed to the PCB itself. The components are attached to the LED board during the standard SMT assembly process (pick-and-place and reflow soldering). Read more »
Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Mar 05, 2018
Infineon - BCR430U Linear Low Voltage Drop LED Driver IC
Infineon - BCR430U Linear Low Voltage Drop LED Driver IC Infineon Technologies AG releases BCR430U, a constant current linear LED driver IC. The BCR430U provides industry-leading drop performance for regulating LED current in standalone operation. No external power transistor is needed. Typical applications for the BCR430U include LED strips, architectural LED lighting, LED displays as well as retail, appliance and emergency lighting. Read more »
Featured | Components | Electromechanics | Holder | Mar 05, 2018
Future-Proof Your Luminaire Connections with HEKLA
Future-Proof Your Luminaire Connections with HEKLA HEKLA is a versatile solderless connector and another great innovation from the LEDiL design team. HEKLA is compatible with a wide range of existing optics by LEDiL as well as a large number of COB LEDs and its robust, low profile design ensures constant pressure between the COBs and heatsink. Read more »
Featured | Business | Intellectual Properties | Mar 05, 2018
Enforcement of B.O.S.E. Patents: A Continuous Success
Enforcement of B.O.S.E. Patents: A Continuous Success White light generation is one of the most fascinating topics the LED industry deals with. The silicate-based white LED technology enables white LEDs to be produced with higher accuracy and increased brightness. Preferred applications for these kinds of LEDs are smartphones, notebooks, navigation systems, and other display products. Said technology is thus relevant for a significant proportion of today’s LED market. Read more »
Featured | Components | LED Modules | Industrial | Mar 02, 2018
Samsung LED Introduces New High-Efficiency Linear Module
Samsung LED Introduces New High-Efficiency Linear Module Samsung launched H inFlux, a linear module designed for industrial lighting applications such as warehouses, factories and covered parking lots where high lumen intensity and light efficacy are required. The H inFlux uses the LM301B, Samsung’s mid-power LED with the industry’s highest light efficacy. The new industrial module features efficiency parameters of over 190 lm/W (4000 K, Tp=55°C). Read more »
Featured | Components | Mechanics | Fixing Elements | Feb 26, 2018
SMD Push-to-Fix (P2F) by BJB. Solderable Mounting Elements for LED Boards
SMD Push-to-Fix (P2F) by BJB. Solderable Mounting Elements for LED Boards 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 »
Connected Lighting | Featured | Driver Modules | Electronics | Components | Feb 08, 2018
GRE Alpha Introduces ENO-DIM EnOcean Wireless Dimming Module
GRE Alpha Introduces ENO-DIM EnOcean Wireless Dimming Module GRE Alpha announced the release of its cutting-edge ENO-DIM dimming module with integrated EnOcean technology. The spring-loaded terminal simplifies installation and is compatible with any EnOcean-enabled wireless switch. With the ready to install dimming module, it's just plug and play. The ENO-DIM is available in three regional frequency versions: 902 MHz in North America, 928 MHz in Japan, and 868 MHz in Europe and China. Read more »
Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Jan 31, 2018
MOSO High Reliable & Flexible Programmable Outdoor LED Driver
MOSO High Reliable & Flexible Programmable Outdoor LED Driver 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 | LEDs | White LEDs | Jan 29, 2018
Cree Launches Industry’s First Extreme Density LED
Cree Launches Industry’s First Extreme Density LED Cree announces the new XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs. The XD16 LED combines breakthrough lumen density, low optical cross-talk, unsurpassed thermal contact and ease of system manufacturing to enable innovative new designs for a broad spectrum of lighting applications, such as color-tuning, street, portable and industrial. Read more »
Featured | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Luminaires | Dec 19, 2017
Light is the Spirit of Architecture
Light is the Spirit of Architecture Extraordinary building concepts are the result of a holistic approach. As an integral part of the architecture, lighting solutions support and enhance the overall visual impression. The ultra-flat lighting systems from Osram help create working environments with a unique character and an inspiring ambience. Read more »
Featured | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Luminaires | Dec 19, 2017
Light is the Spirit of Architecture
Light is the Spirit of Architecture Extraordinary building concepts are the result of a holistic approach. As an integral part of the architecture, lighting solutions support and enhance the overall visual impression. The ultra-flat lighting systems from Osram help create working environments with a unique character and an inspiring ambience. Read more »
Featured | Tools | Test Equipment | Calibration | Dec 05, 2017
LED Calibration Standards in the ACS Series
LED Calibration Standards in the ACS Series The LED calibration standards in the Instrument Systems ACS series allow you to easily and reliably check the accuracy of photometric devices supplied by Instrument Systems, and recalibrate the photometric value (e.g. averaged luminous intensity, luminous flux or luminance) as necessary. Read more »
Featured | Components | CoB LEDs | Nov 20, 2017
Cree CMA LEDs Provide Best-in-Class Lumen Output and Efficacy
Cree CMA LEDs Provide Best-in-Class Lumen Output and Efficacy Cree’s new XLamp® CMA High Current LED Arrays provide the industry’s best lumen density and efficacy for metal-based COB LEDs. CMA LEDs deliver up to 2 ½ times the lumen density of Cree’s Standard Density CXA2 LEDs. The new CMA LEDs are compatible with existing CXA2 holders and optics, enabling lighting manufacturers to boost lumen output with minimal redesign. CMA LEDs feature a new innovative metal COB technology that delivers higher reliability than competing metal COBs. Read more »
Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Nov 20, 2017
MOSO Launched a New Cost-Competitive EHC Family with Input Protection and Low THD
MOSO Launched a New Cost-Competitive EHC Family with Input Protection and Low THD MOSO has launched a new constant current EHC series to global market. With more compact size, lower total harmonic distortion, EHC series covers from 26 W to 150 W to meet different requirements. To protect the luminaires from challenging power conditions, input protection feature has been added in MOSO drivers for the first time. Read more »
CoB LEDs | Featured | LEDs | Components | Nov 09, 2017
“Samsung D-series Special Color” Packages Engineered to Bring Out the Most Desirable Color Tones of Illuminated Objects
“Samsung D-series Special Color” Packages Engineered to Bring Out the Most Desirable Color Tones of Illuminated Objects Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” The packages are engineered to bring out the most desirable color tones of objects whose viewing is particularly color-sensitive, making them optimal for many commercial lighting applications. Read more »
Featured | Tools | Test Equipment | Goniophotometers | Oct 30, 2017
LEDGON-100 Determines Spatial Radiation Patterns from LEDs
LEDGON-100 Determines Spatial Radiation Patterns from LEDs Instrument Systems offers a full range of goniophotometers for analyzing angle-dependent optical parameters of LED and SSL products. This covers the entire value chain from single packaged LEDs through LED modules and light engines to large SSL lamps and luminaires. Read more »
Featured | Business | Certifications | Oct 30, 2017
Samsung Partners with TÜV SÜD for Automotive LED Components Testing Program
Samsung Partners with TÜV SÜD for Automotive LED Components Testing Program Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, and TÜV SÜD, a global technical services provider of quality, safety and sustainability solutions, today announced that the companies have developed a new testing program for Samsung’s automotive LED components. A ceremony was held on October 24th at the headquarters of TÜV SÜD Korea in Seoul, Korea, to unveil the new testing program. Read more »
Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Oct 25, 2017
Getting the Light Level Just Right with RECOM’s New Low Cost TRIAC Dimmable Drivers
Getting the Light Level Just Right with RECOM’s New Low Cost TRIAC Dimmable Drivers RECOM introduces four new LED drivers with 9 W, 12 W, 18 W and 25 W outputs. They deliver 1% to 100% leading-edge or trailing-edge TRIAC-controlled dimming at the market’s most affordable prices. These LED drivers are designed for either retrofit or new installations and allow the user to set the lighting atmosphere and mood in homes, spotlighting and furniture installations. Read more »
Horticulture | Featured | LEDs | Components | Oct 25, 2017
New Additions to LUXEON SunPlus Series for Horticulture
New Additions to LUXEON SunPlus Series for Horticulture Lumileds recently introduced three new products in its LUXEON SunPlus Series of award winning LEDs for horticulture lighting. The LUXEON SunPlus Series is the only line of LEDs on the market to be tested and binned by photosynthetic photon flux (PPF). The portfolio of colors enables wavelength tuning for maximum crop yield in both greenhouse and vertical farming applications. The addition to the LUXEON SunPlus 35 Line of Far Red and Deep Red will enable designers of vertical farm and interweaving fixtures to tune the spectrum specifically for the crop being grown. The new LUXEON SunPlus CoB Line, available in Purple, is designed for greenhouse applications where attaining high PPF and fast time to market are top priorities. Read more »
Horticulture | Featured | LEDs | Components | Oct 25, 2017
New Additions to LUXEON SunPlus Series for Horticulture
New Additions to LUXEON SunPlus Series for Horticulture Lumileds recently introduced three new products in its LUXEON SunPlus Series of award winning LEDs for horticulture lighting. The LUXEON SunPlus Series is the only line of LEDs on the market to be tested and binned by photosynthetic photon flux (PPF). The portfolio of colors enables wavelength tuning for maximum crop yield in both greenhouse and vertical farming applications. The addition to the LUXEON SunPlus 35 Line of Far Red and Deep Red will enable designers of vertical farm and interweaving fixtures to tune the spectrum specifically for the crop being grown. The new LUXEON SunPlus CoB Line, available in Purple, is designed for greenhouse applications where attaining high PPF and fast time to market are top priorities. Read more »
Featured | Components | CoB LEDs | Oct 25, 2017
Cree CMA LEDs Provide Best-in-Class Lumen Output and Efficacy
Cree CMA LEDs Provide Best-in-Class Lumen Output and Efficacy Cree’s new XLamp® CMA High Current LED Arrays provide the industry’s best lumen density and efficacy for metal-based COB LEDs. CMA LEDs deliver up to 2 ½ times the lumen density of Cree’s Standard Density CXA2 LEDs. The new CMA LEDs are compatible with existing CXA2 holders and optics, enabling lighting manufacturers to boost lumen output with minimal redesign. CMA LEDs feature a new innovative metal COB technology that delivers higher reliability than competing metal COBs. Read more »
Featured | Resins | Optics + Opt. Materials | Components | Encapsulants | Oct 12, 2017
New Optical Silicone Binder from Dow Corning
New Optical Silicone Binder from Dow Corning Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, today introduced Dow Corning® CL-1000 Optical Silicone Binder, a new, more thermally stable, high refractive index (RI) material available only in China that is formulated to expand design options for high-power chip-scale LED packaging (CSP). The latest addition to the company’s portfolio of advanced solutions for LED lighting, CL-1000 Binder offers best-in-class thermal stability and is optimized for compression molding processes. Read more »
Featured | Components | LED Modules | Oct 12, 2017
Edison Opto Unveils a Variety of AC Modules
Edison Opto Unveils a Variety of AC Modules Edison Opto Corporation, the company provides a full range of LED lighting products, is proud to announce a variety of breakthrough AC module products. To meet customers' various demand, some products feature dimming function, and the others emphasize flicker-free solution. These AC modules can be broadly used in commercial lighting, residential lighting, or office lighting. Read more »
Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Oct 05, 2017
6-60 W High Efficiency (91%) Flicker-Free LED Driver LF-GIFxxxYA Series
6-60 W High Efficiency (91%) Flicker-Free LED Driver LF-GIFxxxYA Series In August 2017, Lifud launched its new generation flicker-free LED drivers LF-GIFxxxYA series into the market, and now it is getting very popular among our clients home and abroad for its super high efficiency (91%) and excellent flicker-free effect (0.2%). And this driver is developed with Lifud patent protected design and now it has already been ENEC, CE, CB, TUV, RCM, SAA and CCC certified. Read more »
Featured | Conformal Coating | Resins | Optics + Opt. Materials | Components | Oct 05, 2017
Master Bond UV22DC80-1 Simplifies LED Assembly
Master Bond UV22DC80-1 Simplifies LED Assembly Single component, no mix epoxy dual cure UV22DC80-1 formulation cures upon exposure to UV light and or heat. It enables high productivity speed, lowers manufacturing costs and offers protection from exposure to moisture, chemicals, high temperature, vibration, dust, dirt, airborne contaminants. Secondary heat cure mechanism allows cross linking in “shadowed out” areas at a user friendly 80°C. Rapid UV fixturing/positioning of components provides lamp/luminaire production engineers design flexibility. Read more »
Featured | Components | Electronics | Surge Protection | Oct 02, 2017
GRE’s SEL-20kA Answers the Threat of Power Surges
GRE’s SEL-20kA Answers the Threat of Power Surges LED lighting investments can cost thousands of dollars - ignoring the possibility of unchecked power line transient voltage surge can be devastating. GRE Alpha’s surge protection device acts as a flood wall that guards against transient voltage surges, enabling the lighting system to stay intact, and saves the costs associated with replacement. The risk of surge-related damage is even greater today, due to LEDs being more complex than in the past. Dimming and other functionality have resulted in more parts and circuits that can be damaged or destroyed by a lightning or power surge. So, how can you protect your investment, while still utilizing state-of-the-art lighting technology? Read more »
CoB LEDs | Featured | LEDs | Components | Sep 21, 2017
Cree’s XLamp CXA2 LEDs Set a New Standard for Better Performance
Cree’s XLamp CXA2 LEDs Set a New Standard for Better Performance Cree announces enhancements to its industry-leading XLamp® CXA2 family of chip-on-board (COB) LEDs, including new premium color options, higher light output levels and the longest lifetimes published for this type of LED. The premium color quality options include high fidelity (98 CRI) and specialty color points for the 9 to 19 mm LES sizes with up to 50 percent higher efficacy than LEDs of similar sizes and light quality. These enhancements to the CXA2 family LEDs give Cree’s customers the ability to upgrade the performance of existing designs and to sell their products into lighting applications where color quality is important, such as museum, retail and medical lighting. Read more »
Featured | CSP LEDs | LEDs | Components | Sep 19, 2017
Samsung Introduces Highly Advanced, Enhanced CSP LEDs
Samsung Introduces Highly Advanced, Enhanced CSP LEDs Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced two new additions to its chip-scale package (CSP) line-up: LM101B, a 1W-class mid-power LED, and LH231B, a 5W-class high-power LED. Built with enhanced CSP technology, the new LED packages deliver industry-leading efficacy and reliability for spotlights and high-bay lighting applications. Read more »
White Mid Power LEDs | Featured | LEDs | Components | Sep 04, 2017
Osram’s OSCONIQ® P 2226 Offers New Design Flexibility
Osram’s OSCONIQ® P 2226 Offers New Design Flexibility Osram Opto Semiconductors, a globally leading lighting manufacturer with a history dating back 100 years, today announced the launch of the OSCONIQ® P 2226, a professional mid-power LED providing leading-edge technology for indoor and outdoor lighting applications requiring monochrome colors. Read more »
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