Featured | Tools | Measurement | Goniophotometers | Goniospectrometer | Sep 02, 2019

Goniometer LGS 650: Higher Accuracy and Reproducibility

Goniometer LGS 650: Higher Accuracy and Reproducibility Goniophotometry is an absolute measuring procedure that can achieve a higher level of accuracy than sphere photometry. It does not require a luminous flux standard, but in contrast is often used for calibrating standard lamps for luminous flux. In addition to the luminous flux, photometric spatial radiation properties, so-called luminous intensity distribution curves and the colorimetric distribution of radiation emitted from a light source can be determined. Partial luminous flux, i.e. the photometric radiant flux in a limited solid angle range, can also be measured for e.g. the evaluation of the energy efficiency class of a test sample. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | CoB LEDs | Sep 01, 2019

Cree® XLamp® High Current LED

Cree® XLamp® High Current LED The XLamp High Current LED Array family is optimized for best-in-class lumen output, efficacy and reliability at high drive currents. XLamp CMA LEDs share the same package design and LES sizes as Cree's industry-leading CXA2 Standard Density LEDs, enabling lighting manufacturers to address a range of performance requirements for applications such as track, downlight and outdoor lighting using a single easy-to-use platform. Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | Multi-Color LEDs | Outdoor Applications | Sep 01, 2019

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 combining red, green, blue and white emitters in a compact 5050 footprint, PLCC package. "We designed a barrier between the color and white emitter to eliminate the problem of crosstalk, allowing designers to consistently achieve the exact color point they are targeting," said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Director at Lumileds. Crosstalk can occur when a direct LED excites the phosphor in a neighboring white LED, altering the emitted color. Read more »

Featured | Business | Company News | Branding | UV-LEDs | IR-LEDs | Aug 12, 2019

Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market

Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market In August 2018, Nationstar set up the Non-visual Light Source Business Division, focusing on IR LED, UV LED, animal and plant lighting. Nationstar has been fully laid out on UVA/UVB/UVC. Since 2016, Nationstar has launched near-ultraviolet LED, deep-ultraviolet LED and modules, with wide wavelength range, high reliability and good feedback in the market. At present, we have established partnerships with many well-known manufacturers. Read more »

White LEDs | Featured | LEDs | Art + Museum Lighting | Aug 05, 2019

More Museums Install Pioneering UV-Free LED Technology

More Museums Install Pioneering UV-Free  LED Technology NICHIA, the leader in high brightness LED technologies, announces continued success with Optisolis – the world's first series of packaged LEDs and Chip-on-Board (COB) solutions that accurately mimics natural sunlight without producing any harmful ultraviolet (UV) light. The natural color rendering of Optisolis LEDs lets visitors experience artwork as the artist intended without degrading the work Read more »

Featured | Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Flexible Modules | Aug 04, 2019

American Bright Introduces All-New 5mm Ultra-Slim Series

American Bright Introduces All-New 5mm Ultra-Slim Series American Bright has introduced a brilliant new option to its already comprehensive line of flexible rope lighting with the AB-FH series of 5mm diffused side-emitting light. With its sleek dimensions and Ingress Protection rating of 67, adding light to almost any indoor and outdoor application is now possible. Select from either 12V DC or 24V DC with color options of white (warm, neutral or cool), green, blue, red, amber, RGB or RGB+IC. Read more »

Featured | Event News | Guzhen Int. Lighting Fair | Aug 02, 2019

The 24th Guzhen Lighting Fair Kicks off to Offer Global Buyers a Feast with 6 Highlights This Autumn

The 24th Guzhen Lighting Fair Kicks off to Offer Global Buyers a Feast with 6 Highlights This Autumn Recollection is like a song, outlook a poem. Since the first exhibition in 1999, the China Guzhen International Lighting Fair (hereinafter Guzhen Lighting Fair) has evolved all the way from a biennial, to an annual, and now a biannual fair featuring exhibitions and merchant networking. After many years of development, it has become a hub of procurement for the lighting sector, and an ambassador for Guzhen as the world center of lighting. The 24th Lighting Fair is slated to be held on October 22-26, 2019. The eight venues will be lit in Guzhen Town, Zhongshan, illuminating the town and shining a light on the industry. Read more »

Featured | Manufacturing | Materials | Coating | Bonding | Aug 01, 2019

NASA Low Outgassing Rated UV Curing Adhesive

NASA Low Outgassing Rated UV Curing Adhesive Master Bond UV26 is a one part UV curable system featuring an exceptionally high glass transition temperature (Tg) ranging from 160 to 170°C. It is a NASA low outgassing certified compound that offers strong adhesion to a wide variety of substrates such as glass, surface treated metals and many plastics. As a coating and adhesive it is also capable of withstanding harsh chemicals including acids, bases, fuels and many aggressive solvents. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | CoB LEDs | Aug 01, 2019

Cree® XLamp® High Current LED

Cree® XLamp® High Current LED The XLamp High Current LED Array family is optimized for best-in-class lumen output, efficacy and reliability at high drive currents. XLamp CMA LEDs share the same package design and LES sizes as Cree's industry-leading CXA2 Standard Density LEDs, enabling lighting manufacturers to address a range of performance requirements for applications such as track, downlight and outdoor lighting using a single easy-to-use platform. Read more »

Featured | Spectroradiometer | Instrument Systems | Jun 06, 2019

Simultaneous Measurement of Several Wavelength Ranges

Simultaneous Measurement of Several Wavelength Ranges Instrument Systems offers smart high-end solutions for complex spectral measurements that are to be made simultaneously over an extremely broad wavelength range, or over several samples. A group of spectroradiometers of the CAS series can be controlled in parallel by a trigger box. Read more »

Featured | Tracks | A.A.G. Stucchi | Jun 04, 2019

Multisystem - Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting

Multisystem - Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting A.A.G. Stucchi low voltage system for track lighting is developed to satisfy all technical and design needs. The all system is based on a “smart core” that provides easy and magnetic installation of the lighting fixtures, and integrated databus for light control, thus being technically at the cutting edge. The various available versions of the track provide solutions for ceiling, suspended and trimless applications while the all range of connections, end-feeds and adapters allow maximum flexibility for projects where light runs along walls, ceilings, or a combination of both. Read more »

Featured | HCL | LEDs | Nationstar | May 31, 2019

Eyelove Healthy Lighting LED - New Updates

Eyelove Healthy Lighting LED - New Updates Last October, NATIONSTAR launched Eyelove brand of healthy lighting LED, which attracted wide attention from customers at home and abroad, and was favored by the market and recognized by the industry for its excellent performance. It has won many honors such as "the first batch of healthy lighting products in China",” the highest award for annual innovation technology and products" and "China Healthy LED Innovation Award 2018". It has become the preferred or designated brand of healthy lighting source device. Read more »

Featured | IR-LEDs | American Bright Optoelectronics | May 31, 2019

American Bright Optoelectronics Expands Its Family of IR Products to Cover Security, Remote Control, Appliance and Night Vision Applications

American Bright Optoelectronics Expands Its Family of IR Products to Cover Security, Remote Control, Appliance and Night Vision Applications American Bright has introduced the most complete family of discrete infrared (IR) products in the industry, expanding its 20-year global leadership in the remote control and sensing markets. Product selection includes through-hole, surface mount (SMT) and PLCC variants of the industries’ most popular components. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | RGB LEDs | Controls-IC | Displays | May 06, 2019

American Bright's Full Line of RGB with Built-in IC Devices

American Bright's Full Line of RGB with Built-in IC Devices American Bright introduces a full line of addressable RGB LED devices with built-in IC. This intelligent LED device integrates RGB chips and a control circuit into a single and compact package, available in 5050, 3528, and 4020 (side-emitting), suitable for indoor and outdoor, gaming machine, and all kinds of entertainment lighting. Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Horticulture | Special Applications | May 01, 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 | LEDs | Color LEDs | Horticulture | Special Applications | May 01, 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 | Thermal Management | Resins | TIM | Manufacturing | May 01, 2019

One Part Epoxy Adhesive Has Ultra Low Thermal Resistance

One Part Epoxy Adhesive Has Ultra Low Thermal Resistance Master Bond Supreme 18TC is a single component smooth paste epoxy adhesive. Formulated with a blend of special thermally conductive fillers, this system can be applied in bond lines as thin as 10-15 microns. It offers an exceptionally low thermal resistance of 5-7 x 10-6 K•m2/W and a thermal conductivity of 22-25 BTU•in/ft2•hr•°F [3.17-3.61 W/(m•K)]. Heat transfer capabilities are outstanding. It passes NASA low outgassing requirements and can be used in applications in the aerospace, electronic, optical, specialty OEM and cryogenic industries. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | AC LEDs | White LEDs | Indoor Applications | Automotive | Outdoor Applications | Apr 15, 2019

EzyLED™ Reduces Circuit Driver Complexity

EzyLED™ Reduces Circuit Driver Complexity American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, announced a series of EzyLED 3030. American Bright's EzyLED™ is a proprietary LED device with a built-in IC. This patented design drastically reduces the need for additional circuitry and other on-board components making it the ideal solution for tight fitting applications. The smart EzyLED 3030 comes with a constant current regulator with built-in bias voltage rectification circuit and uses conventional 12V/24V AC/DC sources. The EzyLED is also available in a T-10 bulb. Request a free sample today! Read more »

Featured | Tools | Measurement | Goniophotometers | Apr 09, 2019

On-the-Fly Light Measurement of Modulated LEDs with DSP 200

On-the-Fly Light Measurement of Modulated LEDs with DSP 200 Instrument Systems addresses increasing demands on light measurement technology in the automotive sector: the goniophotometer AMS 5000 combined with the DSP 200 photometer offers a perfect solution for testing modulated LEDs, which today ensure a driving experience under optimum lighting conditions. Read more »

Featured | Materials | Encapsulants | Polyurethane | Outdoor Applications | Apr 05, 2019

Electrolube Provides Innovative Resin Solution for LED Lens Issue

Electrolube Provides Innovative Resin Solution for LED Lens Issue Electrolube, the global manufacturer of electro-chemicals, has provided an innovative solution for a complex LED assembly issue. The customer, a leading manufacturer of street lighting and high-bay luminaires in India, had been experiencing problems with the attachment of individual lenses to the elements of multiple LED arrays. The function of these lenses is to scatter or focus light from the arrays, as required, and while some of them are held in position by fasteners, most are secured in place with a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism is perfectly adequate when the luminaire is placed in situ but it tends to loosen during transportation, leading to the lenses becoming detached and causing damage to the array. Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | Multi-Color LEDs | Apr 01, 2019

Lumileds Introduces Brightest, Most Reliable RGB LED Module

Lumileds Introduces Brightest, Most Reliable RGB LED Module Leading in luminous intensity and reliability, Lumileds' new LUXEON MultiColor Module 0.5 W is the ideal building block for applications demanding consistent, brilliant color. Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Horticulture | Special Applications | Apr 01, 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

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 »

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 | LEDs | Color LEDs | Horticulture | Special Applications | Mar 05, 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 | 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 | Components | LEDs | CoB LEDs | Feb 12, 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 | 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 | 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 »

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The 25th Guzhen Lighting Fair Set Date on Oct. 22-26, 2020

The 25th Guzhen Lighting Fair Set Date on Oct. 22-26, 2020 In the context of national favorable policies, economic recovery, active operation recovery of enterprises, and strong audience demand, the 25th China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair (hereinafter referred to as the "GILF") will be held at Guzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, Zhongshan ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers

Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers Multi Mode in the InGaN portfolio: The blue multi-mode laser diodes PLPT5 447KA and 450KA from Osram Opto Se- miconductors are available as 1.6 and 2.2 Watt versions with a wavelength of 447 nm. The indium-gallium-nitride diodes are edge emitters, which are built into a hermetically sealed TO ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

UV-C Disinfection Technologies Must be Integrated in EU Renovation Plans

UV-C Disinfection Technologies Must be Integrated in EU Renovation Plans LightingEurope launches an UV-C expert group that promotes the benefits of UV-C disinfection technologies and stimulates market demand and fair market access in Europe. The technology has been proven to deactivate, without exception, all viruses against which it has been tested. LightingEurope is ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Paradigm Changes in Lighting Are Challenging Lighting Companies

Paradigm Changes in Lighting Are Challenging Lighting Companies Fabien Bubendorff has a Master in Electronic Engineering and has 10 years' experience in the lighting industry. He has spent more than 13 years living in China. He worked as a Product Manager for a Retail Lighting Company, for the Last 5 years he was responsible for Wever&Ducré as the Head of R&D ... Read more »