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Featured | Systems + Applications | App | Controls | Jul 12, 2018
Providing Simple Management for Smart Lighting Worldwide
Providing Simple Management for Smart Lighting Worldwide Samsung has begun offering Smart Service, S App, that allow users to control and monitor the lights easily. With S App, users can easily install, control and manage Samsung’s Smart Devices. Once the homeowner or bulling systems manager successfully installs Smart Devices and connects to the Samsung’s Smart Lighting Platform cloud, lights can easily be activated either manually or automatically, using S App. Read more »
Featured | Tools | Test Equipment | Spectroradiometer | Jul 12, 2018
Stray Light Correction for Array Spectroradiometers
Stray Light Correction for Array Spectroradiometers The core competency of Instrument Systems is providing high performance array spectroradiometers, e.g. the CAS 140D that features highest measurement accuracy and reliability. Quality and accuracy of a spectrometer are extremely important because all radiometric, photometric and colorimetric quantities are calculated from the spectral data. A considerable source of error is the occurrence of stray light in the device. This means that a certain pixel of the array detector is contaminated by radiation other than the targeted spectral component. Read more »
Featured | Electronics | Components | Smart Lighting + IoT | Jul 02, 2018
Enabling Complete Control of Smart Lighting Anywhere
Enabling Complete Control of Smart Lighting Anywhere Samsung’s Smart Device is comprised of smart lighting controllers that support wireless connectivity within any major smart lighting system. It includes Smart Lighting Module (SLM), Smart Sensor Module (SSM), Smart Control Module (SCM) and Smart Bridge Module (SBM). The Smart Devices adapt to light automatically, using sensors that detect the presence of people and the amount of light in any given area at any given time. With its remote control features, energy waste can be minimized. Read more »
Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | High Bay | Jun 28, 2018
High Bay LED Driver of Efficiency 95%
High Bay LED Driver of Efficiency 95% Lifud just launched its 1ST generation of high bay driver, LF-FHBxxxYD/YE, for European market and Asian Pacific market. There’s a 12 V cable reserved for connecting the driver to smart modules like sensors, zigbee modules, DALI modules, etc. This 12 V cable makes it flexible to meet various demands of smart control application. Read more »
Featured | Electronics | Components | Smart Lighting + IoT | Jun 28, 2018
Samsung Smart Lighting: Inserting New-Age Efficiency into the World of Smart Luminaires
Samsung Smart Lighting: Inserting New-Age Efficiency into the World of Smart Luminaires Samsung has created a complete Smart Lighting Platform (SLP) that combines key facets of its leading-edge technology in highly intelligent and cost-efficient hardware including LEDs, modules, sensors and system connectivity, as well as the software that supports all smart luminaire systems. It enables consumers, retailers and utility management teams to help create the desired ambiance in adapting to a user's mood – almost instantly, while maximizing energy efficiency. Read more »
Featured | App | Smart Lighting | Electronics | Jun 26, 2018
Functional Intelligence for Smart Lighting with Mobile Apps
Functional Intelligence for Smart Lighting with Mobile Apps OSRAM is innovating commercial lighting with mobile apps designed for lighting professionals and end-users. Easy configuration means you spend less time installing. OSRAM’s user-friendly apps empower users with switching, brightness adjustments and the ability to change color temperature from their smartphone. Read more »
Featured | App | Smart Lighting | Electronics | Jun 04, 2018
Functional Intelligence for Smart Lighting with Mobile Apps
Functional Intelligence for Smart Lighting with Mobile Apps OSRAM is innovating commercial lighting with mobile apps designed for lighting professionals and end-users. Easy configuration means you spend less time installing. OSRAM’s user-friendly apps empower users with switching, brightness adjustments and the ability to change color temperature from their smartphone. Read more »
Featured | Components | LEDs | Horticulture | Jun 01, 2018
LEDs – The Future of Horticultural Lighting
LEDs – The Future of Horticultural Lighting Greenhouse farms may not be a new technology but with an every growing world population and the move towards sustainability, intensive yet highly efficient and standardized food production will increasingly become the norm in future years opening a potentially huge new agricultural sector that incorporates the latest technologies from the bioscience and engineering fields. Advancements in lighting, heating, watering and control systems have allowed the construction of vast, artificially lit, indoor greenhouses. Read more »
Featured | High Bay | Drivers | Components | May 24, 2018
High Bay LED Driver of Efficiency 95%
High Bay LED Driver of Efficiency 95% LIFUD just launched its 1ST generation of high bay driver, LF-FHBxxxYD/YE, for European market and Asian Pacific market. There’s a 12V cable reserved for connecting the driver to smart modules like sensors, Zigbee modules, DALI modules, etc. This 12V cable makes it flexible to meet various demands of smart control application. Read more »
Featured | COB | LED | Business | Company News | May 22, 2018
Cree® XLamp® CMT LEDs Deliver up to 45 Percent Higher Lumen Density than Competition
Cree® XLamp® CMT LEDs Deliver up to 45 Percent Higher Lumen Density than Competition The new CMT LEDs extend Cree’s metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form factors. Cree’s XLamp High Current LED Arrays provide up to 45% more lumen density and up to 17% higher efficacy, and feature an innovative metal substrate technology that delivers higher reliability than competing metal COBs. With more than 6,000 hours of LM-80 data, the expanded family of LEDs enables lighting manufacturers to upgrade designs for track, downlight and outdoor lighting. Read more »
Featured | Optics | Business | Company News | May 22, 2018
BJB Launches Innovative Single-row LED Optic Series for Linear and Area Lighting with Slim Design and Integrated Fixing Elements
BJB Launches Innovative Single-row LED Optic Series for Linear and Area Lighting with Slim Design and Integrated Fixing Elements Optics are a critical part of the lighting system, especially when it comes to efficiency and precision beam control. Even the most efficient light sources would be rendered useless without high-quality optics. They enable the designer to extract light from the source and precisely direct it through key vertical and horizontal planes. Optics can mitigate light loss and ensure that the pre-defined light distribution for specific applications and standards are maintained. Read more »
Business | Company News | Featured | May 16, 2018
Smart Control with GRE’s Dimming Modules
Smart Control with GRE’s Dimming Modules Smart and sustainable technologies have been on the forefront at the international lighting events. With the advance of smart devices and return on investment requirements, the smart building is widely becoming the new standard building model. Read more »
Company News | Business | Featured | May 16, 2018
Accredited Quality for Colorimetric Quantities
Accredited Quality for Colorimetric Quantities Since 2009 Instrument Systems has received accreditation to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025 for photometric tests and now offers its certified measurement solutions with the flexible scope of application of Category III. Read more »
Business | Company News | IoT | PoE | Featured | May 15, 2018
Cree Expands SmartCast Intelligence Platform; Collaborates with Synapse Wireless
Cree Expands SmartCast Intelligence Platform; Collaborates with Synapse Wireless Durham, North Carolina-based LED lighting firm Cree, Inc. reports that it is expanding its SmartCast Intelligence Platform™ to include connected wireless capabilities for smart building solutions. Such smart building solutions can provide building automation and control network (BACnet) connectivity, advanced lighting controls, and building analytics. Read more »
Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Apr 20, 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 »
White LEDs | Featured | LEDs | Components | Apr 18, 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 | Components | Driver Modules | Sensors | High Bay | Apr 10, 2018
LIFUD High Bay LED Driver & Smart Sensor
LIFUD High Bay LED Driver & Smart Sensor LIFUD just launched her second generation of high bay driver, LF-FHB series. It can be completely turned OFF even without cutting off the AC power. When the second generation of LF-FHB series works with a smart sensor (= microwave sensor + light sensor) which was developed by LIFUD R&D, the light turns on/off automatically. Read more »
Featured | Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Apr 03, 2018
A.A.G. Stucchi Presents New IP66/68 Connectors
A.A.G. Stucchi Presents New IP66/68 Connectors A.A.G. Stucchi, an Italian company and leader in the lighting components industry, is ready to present 2 new series of IP66/68 connections: 3800 series of mini connectors and 610 series of distributors. The two product series have their very compact design in common. Read more »
Featured | Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Apr 03, 2018
A.A.G. Stucchi Presents New IP66/68 Connectors
A.A.G. Stucchi Presents New IP66/68 Connectors A.A.G. Stucchi, an Italian company and leader in the lighting components industry, is ready to present 2 new series of IP66/68 connections: 3800 series of mini connectors and 610 series of distributors. The two product series have their very compact design in common. Read more »
Featured | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Color LEDs | Mar 29, 2018
Lumileds Delivers up to 48% Higher “Punch” than Competitors
Lumileds Delivers up to 48% Higher “Punch” than Competitors Lumileds introduced today the Luxeon CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The Luxeon CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Director of the Luxeon Color Family. To meet the recent market trend of color tuning fixtures with narrow beam angles and maximum punch, Lumileds has developed the Luxeon CZ Color Line, which consists of 21 LED color options including 13 color and 8 white LEDs. Read more »
Featured | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Color LEDs | Mar 29, 2018
Lumileds Delivers up to 48% Higher “Punch” than Competitors
Lumileds Delivers up to 48% Higher “Punch” than Competitors Lumileds introduced today the Luxeon CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The Luxeon CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Director of the Luxeon Color Family. To meet the recent market trend of color tuning fixtures with narrow beam angles and maximum punch, Lumileds has developed the Luxeon CZ Color Line, which consists of 21 LED color options including 13 color and 8 white LEDs. Read more »
Intellectual Properties | Featured | Business | Mar 17, 2018
LED Patent Lawsuit
Tridonic initiated patent lawsuits against telecommunication retailer S-KON eKontor24 GmbH. Although District Court Munich I affirmed Tridonic’s arguments, parties agreed on a settlement for reasons of legal certainty and prompt settlement of the dispute. Read more »
Featured | Components | LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Mar 14, 2018
Samsung LED Pushes Efficiency of Mid-power Packages to Higher Levels
Samsung LED Pushes Efficiency of Mid-power Packages to Higher Levels Samsung Electronics has announced that it has made an important upgrade in the luminous efficacy of its mid-power LED package. The LM301B was introduced to the market with the industry’s highest light efficacy among mid-power LED packages in 2017. Now, it has enhanced the efficacy considerably more, offering an efficacy level of 230lm/W, which is 4.5 percent higher than the previous highest level. Read more »
Featured | Indoor Applications | Luminaires | Mar 13, 2018
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 | Indoor Applications | Luminaires | Mar 13, 2018
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 | Spectroradiometer | Mar 09, 2018
Proof Your Blue Light Hazard Risk: Stray Light Corrected CAS 140D
Proof Your Blue Light Hazard Risk: Stray Light Corrected CAS 140D With the stray light corrected CAS 140D Instrument Systems – as a technical pioneer – is the first to offer an array spectrometer that can reliably assess the blue light hazard from light sources within the prescribed limiting values. Hitherto only double monochromators were recommended for this task, as an underestimation of the blue light hazard was possible in measurements with a spectroradiometer on array spectrometer basis due to stray light. The CAS 140D avoids this in two ways: The optics and mechanics used in the spectrograph block are optimized with regard to disturbing stray light. Additionally, a unique stray light correction matrix is integrated in the calibration procedure. Both innovations combined ensure an up to now unachieved precision in the determination of the blue light hazard with an array spectrometer. Read more »
Featured | Components | LED Modules | AC LED Modules | LEDs | CoB LEDs | Tunable White Light | Mar 06, 2018
Edison Opto Unveils Two Novel-Designed Products in EdiPower Series
Edison Opto Unveils Two Novel-Designed Products in EdiPower Series Edison Opto, a global LED lighting manufacturer, unveils two new products in EdiPower Series for broad lighting applications. First, the Tunable Series with superior CRI of 95 supports two output channels to enable two dimming options to dim LED lighting without a brightness drop. In addition, the Low Percent Flicker Series, which has been executed HiPot testing and Surge testing, offers the flicker-free solution. Read more »
Featured | Tools | Engineering | Simulation Tools | Horticulture | Mar 05, 2018
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 »
White LEDs | Featured | LEDs | Components | Mar 05, 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 | 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 »
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