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SSL | Systems + Applications | LED Drivers | Driver Modules | Jul 10, 2020
Inventronics Introduces Completely New Line of IP66/IP67 LED Drivers
Inventronics Introduces Completely New Line of IP66/IP67 LED Drivers Inventronics has introduced an entirely new series of IP66/IP67 LED drivers leveraging their latest enhanced platform allowing for reduced inventory SKUs and increased design flexibility. The new EUM-Lx family is equipped with even more features providing OEMs the ability to monitor crucial driver information, reduce maintenance costs and streamline production. They also allow OEMs simplify installation by achieving various output current configurations from 700-5600 mA, adapt existing luminaires to different individual requirements and provide extreme design versatility. Read more »
SSL | Components | LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Indoor Applications | Jul 08, 2020
Lumileds Combines Record-breaking Efficiency with Impeccable Light Quality in Proven 3030 LED Package
Lumileds Combines Record-breaking Efficiency with Impeccable Light Quality in  Proven 3030 LED Package Lumileds today revealed its complete line of LUXEON 3030 HE LEDs that enable best-in-class fixtures for a wide variety of applications including architectural, office, high-impact retail, and indoor area illumination. "The LUXEON 3030 HE is built to achieve outstanding efficiency and productivity, superior quality of light with 2 and 3 SDCM options, while simplifying design and production of new fixtures," said Mei Yi, Product Marketing Manager of Mid Power Products at Lumileds. "The LUXEON 3030 HE LEDs were engineered for exacting control of forward voltage within 0.1 volt and enable easy driver design and uniform power output." Read more »
SSL | Components | UV | UV-C | Disinfection | Jun 29, 2020
GKT's New UV-C Board Combines LEDIL's "VIOLET" and NICHIA's "NCSU334A"
GKT's New UV-C Board Combines LEDIL's "VIOLET" and NICHIA's "NCSU334A" In these turbulent times, we need reliable disinfection. Large amounts of water or large areas must be disinfected quickly within a few seconds. We offer a new design for this. Based on the new LEDIL "VIOLET" UV-C 12x multibeam lens, we have combined with the also new UV-C LED "NCSU334A" from NICHIA. Read more »
SSL | Systems + Applications | Products, Materials + Tools | Components | Luminaires | UV | UV-C | Jun 26, 2020
Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection
Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection Signify, the world leader in lighting, is increasing its UV-C lighting production capacity and expanding its UV-C product portfolio. The company is leveraging more than 35 years of expertise in UV-C lighting to address the growing global need for the disinfection of air, surfaces and objects. Read more »
SSL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Jun 24, 2020
Minimalism and Magic - New Members of the Nimbus Q Four Family: Q Four TT, Q Four IN and Q Four Track
Minimalism and Magic - New Members of the Nimbus Q Four Family: Q Four TT, Q Four IN and Q Four Track The new members of the Nimbus Q Four family of luminaires – Q Four TT, Q Four IN and Q Four Track – display an excellent, almost "magical" lighting effect. Nimbus's core idea with the Q ONE and Q Four ceiling luminaires was to create a lighting kit for high-quality, focused light. The first Q One and Q Four models were launched two years ago. Now three further versions have been added to the Q Four family of luminaires: the tilting and turning Q Four TT spotlight, the Q Four IN for flush mounting on the ceiling and the Q Four Track, which is mounted on a conductor rail. One reason for their excellent light quality is the Bartenbach LFO lens, which focuses light on the surface to be illuminated in a targeted manner. As Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl, CEO of the Nimbus Group, stated: "A light from an invisible source that immediately lends the illuminated object a certain magic. Read more »
SSL | Materials | Electronics | 3D Manufacturing | Jun 24, 2020
New LCP Compound Permits Micro-Components with Delicate Conductor Path Structures
New LCP Compound Permits Micro-Components with Delicate Conductor Path Structures Plastics specialist Ensinger is presenting a new compound for laser direct structuring (LDS): TECACOMP LCP LDS 1049426 black, based on a Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP), is designed for thin-walled 3D MID components with very fine conductor paths. The innovative material is particularly suitable for high-frequency applications in the fields of industry automation, electronics (consumer, networks) and the automotive sector. Read more »
SSL | Components | Drivers | DALI-2 | Jun 17, 2020
Upowertek Released New Generation NFC Programmable DALI-2 LED Drivers
Upowertek Released New Generation NFC Programmable DALI-2 LED Drivers Today Upowertek released new generation BLD and TLD series 40W to 800W NFC programmable DALI-2 LED driver. The new products meet the latest DALI-2 standard whose compatibility was improved a lot when compared with DALI-1 drivers. NFC programming function is also available on this new series, and users could program the output current plus other functions by NFC programmer or smartphone with NFC communication. Read more »
SSL | Tools | Test Equipment | Street Lighting | Jun 15, 2020
GL Optic Presents New Dedicated Imaging Luminance Measurement System for Road Lighting Quality Control
GL Optic Presents New Dedicated Imaging Luminance Measurement System for Road Lighting Quality Control GL Opticam 3.0 4K TEC is an imaging luminance measurement system that has been fully adapted for the reliable evaluation of road lighting according to EN 12301. Street lighting is an extremely important part of our environment. Its quality translates into the comfort of residents and traffic participants and, above all, increases the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Read more »
Research News | SSL | LEDs | Light Generation | Light Extraction | Jun 10, 2020
Pushing Photons - Metasurface Design Methods Can Make LED Light Act More Like Lasers
Pushing Photons - Metasurface Design Methods Can Make LED Light Act More Like Lasers UC Santa Barbara researchers continue to push the boundaries of LED design a little further with a new method that could pave the way toward more efficient and versatile LED display and lighting technology: In a paper published in Nature Photonics, UCSB electrical and computer engineering professor Jonathan Schuller and collaborators describe this new approach, which could allow a wide variety of LED devices — from virtual reality headsets to automotive lighting — to become more sophisticated and sleeker at the same time. Read more »
SSL | Components | LED Drivers | Driver IC | Jun 10, 2020
Infineon's New BCR431U LED Driver Allows More Design Freedom for Low Current LED Strips
Infineon's New BCR431U LED Driver Allows More Design Freedom for Low Current LED Strips Infineon Technologies AG releases the BCR431U. The constant current linear LED driver IC provides low-voltage drop performance for regulating LED current. It is the second device released in the new generation BCR family with low voltage drop focusing on low current designs of up to 37 mA. Typical applications for the new BCR431U include LED strips, channel letters, architectural LED lighting, LED displays, as well as emergency, retail, and appliance lighting. Read more »
SSL | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | COB LEDs | Tunable White Light | Jun 08, 2020
ZIGEN Presents New 2700K-3000K-4000K TRI-CCT CoB LEDs
ZIGEN Presents New 2700K-3000K-4000K TRI-CCT CoB LEDs ZIGEN Lighting solution co., ltd. announced industry's first TRI-CCT CoB LEDs "ZG6BGXW4W0T" and "ZG6CGDW4Z0T", which can emit at major 3 correlated color temperatures (CCT): 2700 K, 3000 K and 4000 K, are now ready. Thanks to proprietary ZIGEN's patented LED structure, ZIGEN's new CoB LEDs "ZG6BGXW4W0T" and "ZG6CGDW4Z0T" offer some unique features. Read more »
SSL | Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Jun 04, 2020
Xicato's Portfolio of Premium Smart Linear LED Lights Now Shipping Worldwide
Xicato's Portfolio of Premium Smart Linear LED Lights Now Shipping Worldwide Xicato, the leading provider of Bluetooth smart building wireless controls and highest quality spot and linear light sources, today announced the general availability of previously announced XFL line of premium linear lights along with 3rd party AC drivers to fulfill orders. The XFL portfolio features 2nd generation linear lighting technology which includes a wide array of accessories to support a variety of job requirements. Read more »
SSL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Tunable White Light | May 07, 2020
Zumtobel Presents CLEAN II: Clean Light You Can Rely On
Zumtobel Presents CLEAN II: Clean Light You Can Rely On Some situations demand light in its purest form: when maximum concentration is required. When hygiene and resistance are top priority. When every inch of a room needs to be brightly illuminated. In a hospital, a laboratory, a food production facility. The supreme and industry versions of Zumtobel's CLEAN II take on these special lighting tasks. With their ultra-resistant, discreet design, they focus on what's essential: pure light. tunableWhite technology provides additional support, and perfect white light quality. Read more »
SSL | Systems + Applications | Lamps | MR16 Replacement | May 07, 2020
LUBO Lighting Launches VEGALux High Performance MR16 System Providing Up To 1,500 lm
LUBO Lighting Launches VEGALux High Performance MR16 System Providing Up To 1,500 lm In its aim to develop high-performance, long-lasting and robust lighting solutions, LUBO Lighting, leading Canadian landscaping and architectural lighting developer and manufacturer, is proud to present its new, state-of-the-art VEGALux system. The new VEGALux MR16 light bulbs are available in three variations: VEGALux 336L, 680L and 1500L. Read more »
SSL | Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Apr 29, 2020
Xicato's New Premium Smart Linear LED Lights Join Their End-to-End Solutions with Smart Drivers and Controls
Xicato's New Premium Smart Linear LED Lights Join Their End-to-End Solutions with Smart Drivers and Controls Xicato, the leading provider of Bluetooth smart building wireless controls and highest quality light sources, today announced the introduction of XFL, the next generation of smart enabled linear lighting solutions that live up to quality standards the company's LED spot lights have set for the market over the past 12 years. The complete and focused portfolio is designed to support creativity and ease of product selection for lighting designers, specifiers, and customers without the typical pain of searching through endless legacy SKUs often associated with other product portfolios in the market. Read more »
SSL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Apr 28, 2020
Tom Dixon and Prolicht Collaboration Leads to a New Lighting Range - CODE
Tom Dixon and Prolicht Collaboration Leads to a New Lighting Range - CODE British designer Tom Dixon and leading manufacturer of architectural lighting Prolicht, today announce their collaboration and unveil their new lighting range: CODE. The common ambition was to rethink track lighting and to celebrate the fast-developing world of electronics and LEDs. Their partnership enables a unified proposal for architects and designers: a unique combination of highly technical and decorative lighting in one product. Read more »
SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Apr 28, 2020
Douglas Lighting Controls® Introduces New Intelligent Fixture Sensor and Intelligent Fixture Controller
Douglas Lighting Controls® Introduces New Intelligent Fixture Sensor and Intelligent Fixture Controller Douglas Lighting Controls®, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently introduced the new Intelligent Fixture Sensor (IFS) and Intelligent Fixture Controller (IFC) to its high-performance lighting products portfolio. Specially designed for Luminaire Level Lighting Controls (LLLC), the IFS units can be deployed as independent, fixture-mounted occupancy and daylight sensors. As an alternative, they can be networked with the Dialog® controllers and other devices in the Dialog ecosystem, including wall station switches, load controllers and low voltage ceiling mount sensors, to create a complete Bluetooth® wireless lighting control system. Read more »
Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | SSL | Office Lighting | Components | Apr 23, 2020
Making Office Lighting Smart with HubSense from Osram
Making Office Lighting Smart with HubSense from Osram Osram presents the HubSense intelligent lighting management system, an easy-to-commission and scalable solution for retrofitting LED office lighting. HubSense is based on standardized "Qualified Bluetooth Mesh" technology and is ideal for upgrading existing lighting systems in small and medium-sized businesses. Existing installations can therefore be updated without new cabling and without the use of a gateway or any other IT equipment. HubSense is also suitable for new installations in single offices, open-plan offices, corridors and conference rooms and offers the flexibility needed to adapt the lighting to changes in room usage. Read more »
SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Driver Modules | Components | Controls | Apr 23, 2020
Signify Upgrades Sensor Ready LED Driver Portfolio with New D4i Standard
Signify Upgrades Sensor Ready LED Driver Portfolio with New D4i Standard Signify, the world leader in lighting, has upgraded its portfolio of compact Philips Xitanium Sensor Ready Xtreme LED drivers for outdoor applications with the recently granted D4i certification. This certification program is designed to deliver standardization in the market, drive wider adoption of IoT connectivity in lighting and aid smart city or building projects. It makes it very attractive and easy for customers to switch to connected lighting or install Connect Ready luminaires with D4i certified drivers now, and upgrade to connectivity later. By Q2 2020, Signify will also upgrade the complete non-isolated Philips Xitanium Dimmable Sensor Ready driver portfolio for indoor applications to the new D4i standard, to facilitate the rapid market adoption of energy-saving technologies and drive standardization. Read more »
SSL | Components | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Apr 14, 2020
Upowertek Released High Cost Performance BSD Series
Upowertek Released High Cost Performance BSD Series Upowertek has announced a new BSD series constant current LED driver with the power range from 30 to 100 watts. The new series have compact case, great cost performance. Certified by UL class P rated widely, it is mainly applied to built-in usage of shoebox lights, street lights, bay lights, tunnel lights, and floodlights. Read more »
SSL | Components | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Apr 14, 2020
Inventronics Releases Robust IP66/IP67 LED Driver Series for Challenging Power Conditions
Inventronics Releases Robust IP66/IP67 LED Driver Series for Challenging Power Conditions Inventronics is pleased to announce the expansion of the new EAM LED driver series that leverages Inventronics latest next generation platform design with special features specifically for markets who face challenging power regulation. The expansion provides models supplying up to 75 W of power in addition to the already existing models supplying up to 150 W of power. The EAM-075SxxxSB/SG series offers industry-leading surge protection and is IP66/IP67 rated for rugged applications. The series also offers design flexibility with an adjustable output current to reduce SKUs and is ultra-compact to fit inside a multitude of luminaires. Read more »
SSL | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Apr 06, 2020
Upowertek Released Low Inrush Current LED Driver
Upowertek Released Low Inrush Current LED Driver Recently, Upowertek released 200-400 W low inrush current LED drivers. With the new design, less MCBs (miniature circuit breaker) will be used when doing luminaire installation, which can make field-wiring easier and cost-saving. For driver solution with less than 200 W, an external solution of using Upowertek power pack PMS series to enjoy the ZERO inrush current can be used. Read more »
Environment | SSL | Health + Environment | Research News | Apr 06, 2020
Light Pollution Suppresses Melatonin Production in Perch
Light Pollution Suppresses Melatonin Production in Perch Melatonin controls the body clock – high melatonin levels make us feel tired in the evening. However, the hormone also plays an important role in animals' biological rhythms. Artificial light at night – light pollution – can suppress the production of melatonin in fish, even at very low light intensities, a finding established by researchers from IGB. Read more »
SSL | Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Apr 02, 2020
WAGO's New Lighting Connection Box Promises Unlimited Freedom in LED Light Design
WAGO's New Lighting Connection Box Promises Unlimited Freedom in LED Light Design Increasing miniaturization and popular flat LED lights require universal connection options. WAGO's new lighting connection box offers the best solution because it is housed outside the light. This gives lighting manufacturers more design freedom. Additionally, no dirt and dust can get into the light during installation because it no longer has to be opened for the connection. Read more »
SSL | Technologies | Research News | UV | Disinfection | Apr 02, 2020
Seoul Viosys and SETi's Violeds Technology Proves 99.9% Sterilization of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 Seconds
Seoul Viosys and SETi's Violeds Technology Proves 99.9% Sterilization of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 Seconds Seoul Viosys and Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. ("SETi"), leading global innovators of UV LED products and technology, announced that it has been successful in achieving 99.9% sterilization of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 seconds. Tests were conducted with the research group of Korea University, Korea's top rank university, by using a compound semiconductor Violeds technology that is being mass-produced. Read more »
SSL | Linear Lights | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Apr 02, 2020
LumenFocus Presents New Narrow Profile LED Strip Light for many Applications
LumenFocus Presents New Narrow Profile LED Strip Light for many Applications The ECLN is an efficient, attractive narrow LED strip suitable for many applications, including retail spaces and offices. The ECLN is available in a wide array of lengths and lumen output packages. The housing is made of precision brake-formed cold rolled steel, with three options of finish: Matte White (standard), Matte Black and Metallic Silver. There are seven lengths available – 2', 3', 4', 6', 12', and 16' – each with an array of light output options. Read more »
Wireless | SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | Controls | Apr 01, 2020
MiraOS Release 2.4 - Getting Started with Wireless Mesh Products Made Easier
MiraOS Release 2.4 - Getting Started with Wireless Mesh Products Made Easier LumenRadio´s focus is to develop the most resilient and Future-Proof connectivity solution on the market, but their vision is also to make it easier for development teams to implement wireless technology into their products, something that is clearly shown in the new 2.4 version of MiraOS. Read more »
SSL | Technologies | Light Generation | Mar 25, 2020
Advanced "Super-Planckian" Material Exhibits LED-Like Light When Heated
Advanced "Super-Planckian" Material Exhibits LED-Like Light When Heated Could there be a new kind of light in the universe? Since the late 19th century, scientists have understood that, when heated, all materials emit light in a predictable spectrum of wavelengths. Research published this week in Nature Scientific Reports presents a material that emits light when heated that appears to exceed the limits set by that natural law. Read more »
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