Featured | Business | Intellectual Properties | Mar 15, 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 »

Intellectual Properties | Featured | Business | Mar 13, 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 | 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 »

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 | LED Modules | Industrial | Mar 01, 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 | Electromechanics | Holder | Mar 01, 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 | Components | Mechanics | Fixing Elements | Feb 26, 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 | Feb 26, 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 »

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 | Feb 01, 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 | Feb 01, 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 | Indoor Applications | Luminaires | Jan 08, 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 | Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Indoor Applications | Jan 08, 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 | Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Indoor Applications | Dec 25, 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 | Indoor Applications | Luminaires | Dec 25, 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 | Dec 04, 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 30, 2017

E-Lemon - The First Driver with integrated IP67 Connectors in the Market

E-Lemon - The First Driver with integrated IP67 Connectors in the Market E-Lemon has developed and marketed an innovative LED driver with integrated IP67 waterproof connectors, which allows leak-proof installations in your garden or bathrooms. 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 »

Horticulture | Featured | LEDs | Components | Nov 15, 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 »

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 | Components | CoB LEDs | Nov 06, 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 »

Horticulture | Featured | LEDs | Components | Nov 01, 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 | 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 »

Featured | Components | Optics & Opt. Materials | Resins | 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 09, 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

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. ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Well-Being, Light and Exhibition Lighting

Well-Being, Light and Exhibition Lighting Commentary from LpR 71: Well-being is the state of feeling healthy and happy, a good or satisfactory condition of existence, including the emotional and psychological sphere. In 1810, Goethe published a theory based on a human-based approach, combining visual appearance with harmony, culture, ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

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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