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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 »

SSL | LEDs | White LEDs | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Components | Mar 24, 2020

Yujileds® Releases the Gen3 2835M Flexible Strip & Gen4 3030 LED

Yujileds® Releases the Gen3 2835M Flexible Strip & Gen4 3030 LED There is always a conflict between CRI and luminous efficacy. As widely understood, a promising color rendition which means a relatively full-spectrum is negative for luminous efficacy because the enhanced long-wavelength spectrum does not help with increasing the luminous flux which is at peak 555 nm sensitivity. The release of the 3rd generation of 2835M and 4th generation of 3030 LEDs aims to provide a balanced solution and improve the efficiency without sacrificing color rendition. Read more »

SSL | Services | Sustainability | Reliability | Mar 23, 2020

Sustainability and Circular Economy in Lighting Solutions

Sustainability and Circular Economy in Lighting Solutions There are over 60 countries aiming for net zero carbon emissions by 2050. And still more whose individual states and local governments have pledged to reach net zero, even though their national governments haven't, such as California and New York here in the USA. The race for sustainability is on. Read more »

SSL | Components | Driver Modules | Mar 16, 2020

Upowertek Released 600 W Compact Constant Current LED Driver

Upowertek Released 600 W Compact Constant Current LED Driver Upowertek is proud to unveil a new product 600 W compact constant current LED driver with 95% high efficiency, the size is only 237x125x43 mm, which is as small as competitors' 480 W driver in the sport lights, bay lights, grow lights, and pole lights market. Read more »

SSL | Components | Driver Modules | Mar 16, 2020

Espen Technology Expands Step-Down Transformer Line for LED Lighting

Espen Technology Expands Step-Down Transformer Line for LED Lighting Espen Technology announced the expansion of its Step-Down Transformer offering, for use with lighting. The non-isolated autotransformers can be used with LED, electronic ballast fluorescent, and HID lighting. The metal housings are low profile for easier fit into fixtures, walls, and plenums. The expanded line is thermally protected, with auto-reset, and UL-listed with a 105 degree max case temperature rating. Espen provides a 5 year warranty on the transformers. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Controls | Mar 16, 2020

Code Mercenaries Offers a New Approach to Configure IEC62386 Buses with BusMaster

Code Mercenaries Offers a New Approach to Configure IEC62386 Buses with BusMaster IEC62386 is a well-established option for lighting control in SmartHome and SmartBuilding applications. Costs for IEC62386 components have dropped in recent years and the selection of components has grown significantly. Though the configuration of the bus remains a challenge for the installers. The cabling is quite different from classic cabling since the bus has to run parallel to the power line. But the major problem is the usually very complicated deployment software for setting up the configuration of the bus components. Read more »

SSL | Tools | Measurement | Test Equipment | Goniospectrometer | Mar 16, 2020

New Gamma Scientific 940 LED-1200 Goniometer: Rapid, Precise Characterization of Spatial Light Distribution

New Gamma Scientific 940 LED-1200 Goniometer: Rapid, Precise Characterization of Spatial Light Distribution Gamma Scientific announces the release of its 940 LED-1200 Series Goniometer. This product is optimized to provide precise measurement of angle dependent spatial radiation properties of large LED luminaires, lamps and modules, with models optimized for measuring different sample sizes. Read more »

SSL | Components | LEDs | LED Modules | CoB LEDs | White LEDs | Mar 12, 2020

Bridgelux Eighth Generation COBs Deliver Market Leading Efficacy

Bridgelux Eighth Generation COBs Deliver Market Leading Efficacy Bridgelux today announced its eighth generation of LED chip-on board (COB) products delivering up to 185 lm/W across its V SeriesTM, Vero® Series and Vero® SE Series product families at nominal drive current. This performance is benchmarked at the popular 3000K 80 CRI color point, with efficacies above 200 lm/W possible at other color points across the industry's broadest range of COB products. Read more »

Driver Modules | Smart Lighting + IoT | IoT | Systems + Applications | SSL | Components | Smart Lighting | Mar 10, 2020

Xicato Expands Family of Smart Drivers with Wireless Control and the Best 0.1% Flicker-Free Dimming in the Industry

Xicato Expands Family of Smart Drivers with Wireless Control and the Best 0.1% Flicker-Free Dimming in the Industry Xicato, the leading provider of smart building Bluetooth wireless controls and highest quality light sources, today announced a major expansion of its family of Smart Drivers for customers that want the most compact, reliable and efficient Luminaires with the best dimming quality in the industry. Building on the success of the Xicato Integrated Module (XIM), Intelligent Driver (XID), and Miniature Driver (XMD), Xicato is enabling new, sleek, compact, 1- and 2-channel designs that enable and accelerate the market adoption of DC distribution in building infrastructure. In addition to reducing energy conversion losses, these drivers enable flexibility in the placement and minimal use of AC-DC power conversion stages, thereby reducing overall cost of equipment and maintenance. All Xicato drivers feature deep, smooth, monotonic dimming to 0.1%, with fade-on and fade-off and, fully comply with and exceed IEEE 1789 compliant flicker standards that ensure occupant health and comfort. Read more »

SSL | Components | Optics | Mar 09, 2020

Carclo Silicone S1 Is Selected for John Cullen Lighting's New Lucca 120 and New Double Asymmetric 33Up Arrays Are Introduced

Carclo Silicone S1 Is Selected for John Cullen Lighting's New Lucca 120 and New Double Asymmetric 33Up Arrays Are Introduced Carclo Optics announces the latest additions to their standard catalogue, the DA2s frosted Double Asymmetric 33Up arrays. They bring the total no of parts in the range to 40 and work well across a variety of applications. Furthermore, Carclo's Silicone S1 has been selected by John Cullen Lighting as the centerpiece of their new Lucca 120. Read more »

SSL | microLEDs | Displays | Special Applications | Mar 09, 2020

Plessey Extends its Data-Vµ™ microLED Product Family with a Passive Matrix Micro-Display

Plessey Extends its Data-Vµ™ microLED Product Family with a Passive Matrix Micro-Display Plessey, an embedded technologies developer at the forefront of microLED technology for augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR) display applications, has added passive matrix microLED displays to its Data-Vµ product family. Following the successful launch of Plessey's Data-Vµ segmented microLED display products in 2019, the company has now extended the range with the introduction of passive matrix pixelized microLED displays, based on Plessey's proprietary monolithic GaN-on-Silicon technology. Read more »

SSL | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | COB LEDs | Mar 05, 2020

Xicato Expands XOB Portfolio - 4, 23 and 32mm XOBs Are Now Available

Xicato Expands XOB Portfolio - 4, 23 and 32mm XOBs Are Now Available Xicato, the leading provider of smart building Bluetooth wireless controls and highest quality LED light sources, today announced the immediate availability of three more LES sizes of the XOB high-density light sources in 4, 23, and 32 mm, as well as the addition of a 14 mm Vibrant Series® expanding the range of XOB family already in high volume production. The new LESs all match Xicato color point with the quality and unmatched warranty that have made Xicato the standard bearer of light sources. Read more »

SSL | OLEDs | Materials | Light Conversion | Mar 03, 2020

Cynora Introduces Fluorescent Blue Emitter that Gives OLEDs a Substantial Efficiency Boost

Cynora Introduces Fluorescent Blue Emitter that Gives OLEDs a Substantial Efficiency Boost Cynora today debuted its first commercial product, a fluorescent blue emitter that promises to significantly improve the efficiency of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays used in mobile phones, laptops, TVs, and other applications. The company is an emerging OLED materials leader. The product, known as the cyBlueBooster™, employs an advanced molecular design and is >15 percent more efficient than comparative emitters. It can be easily integrated into existing OLED stacks and is available in multiple shades of blue for application customization. The product aims to help display manufacturers immediately harness untapped efficiencies in the emission layer of their OLED devices. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | LED Modules | LED Drivers | Components | Mar 03, 2020

Lumitronix Announces MiniController Casambi Classic and LED Modules for Ledil's Dark Light Optics Daisy-Mini

Lumitronix Announces MiniController Casambi Classic and LED Modules for Ledil's Dark Light Optics Daisy-Mini Among the new products prepared for Light + Building 2020 by Lumitronix are the MiniController Casambi Classic and the MiniDaisy LED modules. The control unit for LED modules with Tunable White technology are extremely compact and can be conveniently operated via smartphone or tablet using the Casambi App, while the MiniDaisy LED modules which were designed in close cooperation with the Finnish optics manufacturer Ledil are compatible with the new Daisy-Mini linear optics and are intended for use in office or workplace luminaires. Read more »

SSL | LED Modules | Flexible Modules | Tunable White Light | Components | Mar 03, 2020

Lumitronix Has Designed New Flexible LED Strips for L+B

Lumitronix Has Designed New Flexible LED Strips for L+B Lumitronix has prepared several product innovations for the postponed Light + Building. Amongst these products are flexible LED strips for different applications. Z-Flex 280x20 based on the widespread Zhaga standard of modules with a length of one foot and therefore compatible with many linear luminaire types. LumiFlex560 Professional TW has been assembled in the reel-to-reel process on the new in-house production line which allows an individual assembly of the desired dimensions. LumiFlex350 Professional and offers luminaire manufacturers new possibilities, primarily due to its processing and is equipped with an integrated linear control. As a highlight – first samples were already presented at LpS 2019 - Paper-Flex uses paper as base material and is manufactured by a proprietary plasma metallization technology. Read more »

SSL | Test Equipment | Safety | UV Measurement | UV | Tools | Mar 03, 2020

Instrument Systems: New Products for the Postponed L+B

Instrument Systems: New Products for the Postponed L+B Instruments Systems has been prepared to feature two new respectively optimized solutions for two different tasks at Light + Building which is postponed to September 27th - October 2nd. Instrument Systems has modified its proven TOP 200 telescopic optical probe to satisfy the requirements of the new IEC TR 62778 technical report. Furthermore, Instrument Systems launches traceable calibration UV-LEDs with extremely low measurement uncertainty. Read more »

SSL | Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | IP-Protection | Mar 03, 2020

WAGO Introduces IPx8 Protected Gelbox

WAGO Introduces IPx8 Protected Gelbox Condensation, heavy precipitation, powerful water jets: When moisture meets electricity, a short circuit can happen quickly. However, casting compound has proven itself as reliable protection. With Gelbox, WAGO clears a path to reliably achieving IPX8 levels of moisture protection in an easier and faster way. Read more »

Indoor Applications | Applications | Systems + Applications | Outdoor Applications | Luminaires | SSL | Linear Lights | Feb 26, 2020

Acclaim Lighting Expands Modular Linear One Series for Interior and Exterior Linear Lighting

Acclaim Lighting Expands Modular Linear One Series for Interior and Exterior Linear Lighting Acclaim Lighting, a leader in innovative and advanced solid-state lighting technology, expands its Linear One® Series, which includes low-watt, high-output energy-efficient interior and exterior modular linear LED fixtures in a wide range of color temperatures, CRI and beam angles. With no visible cables, the fixtures create a clutter-free environment. Read more »

SSL | Systems + Applications | Outdoor Applications | Luminaires | Feb 24, 2020

LSI Industries Launches New, Commercial-Grade LED Area Lights

LSI Industries Launches New, Commercial-Grade LED Area Lights LSI Industries has launched two new, high-quality, commercial-grade area lighting solutions. The company's new SSA (small) and SMA (medium) luminaires are quick-ship products that offer enhanced features and benefits for smaller-budget projects. These modern, durable, attractive fixtures are designed for applications that do not require the highly advanced optics and performance associated with LSI's premium line of Mirada area lights. Read more »

SSL | OLEDs | Displays | Systems + Applications | Feb 18, 2020

LG's Revolutionary Transparent OLED Touch Signage Display Creates AR Effect

LG's Revolutionary Transparent OLED Touch Signage Display Creates AR Effect The new release from LG updates the popular Transparent OLED display that generated so much excitement during its rollout. With Transparent OLED Touch Signage, LG has made futuristic technology available to businesses today. The LG solution, more commonly called the Transparent OLED Touch, superimposes vividly colored images and text in high definition on whatever stands behind the screen, just as its predecessor does. Its revolutionary new facet, however, is its touchscreen capability. The Transparent OLED Touch stuns in its transparency, touch capability, durability and design. Read more »

SSL | Components | Driver Modules | Tunable White Light | Feb 18, 2020

eldoLED Releases Industry's First DiiA Certified DALI-2 DT8 Tc Drivers

eldoLED Releases Industry's First DiiA Certified DALI-2 DT8 Tc Drivers Acuity Brands, Inc. announced that eldoLED®, a world leader in designing and manufacturing intelligent drive solutions for LED-based lighting systems, has received the first Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) certification for DALI Device Type 8 (DT8) color type Tc drivers.Courtesy of Forum Groningen: featuring over 1000 tunable white luminaires using eldoLED's DALI-2 DT8 compliant technology. Precise calibration of color and intensity at the driver level makes all the difference in a tunable white installation. Read more »

SSL | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Feb 13, 2020

Upowertek Released Compact 60-100 W CV LED Driver with Input Over Voltage Protection Function

Upowertek Released Compact 60-100 W CV LED Driver with Input Over Voltage Protection Function Today Upowertek released the new compact BLD series constant voltage LED drivers which cover the range of 60-100 W. The new series adopted the latest technology, and more functions are integrated to make them more compact. The size is only 102x68x38.5 mm, which is also the reason to be competitive on cost performance. Read more »

SSL | Components | Sensors | Feb 13, 2020

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Ceiling Mount Multi-Sensor 810-PLT-DZB

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Ceiling Mount Multi-Sensor 810-PLT-DZB EuControls is excited to announce the addition of a compact ceiling mount multi-sensor/controller to its growing wireless lighting controls product portfolio. The S810-PLT-DZB is a unique Zigbee compatible energy management device aimed at new and retrofit indoor lighting projects that require occupancy, light, and temperature sensing, in addition to fixture-level lighting control. 12VDC-powered with a 0–10V dimming interface, this relay-less sensor is ideal for sensor-ready Dim-to-Zero/Off LED drivers equipped with auxiliary power. Read more »

SSL | Technologies | microLEDs | Displays | Feb 13, 2020

Compound Photonics and Plessey Create microLED Display Modules from Bonded Wafers

Compound Photonics and Plessey Create microLED Display Modules from Bonded Wafers Compound Photonics US Corporation (CP), a leading provider of compact high-resolution microdisplay solutions for Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) applications, and Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. (Plessey), an embedded technologies developer at the forefront of microLED technology for AR and MR display applications, today announced they have produced the first fully addressable microLED display modules resulting from their previously announced strategic partnership to develop and introduce GaN-on-Silicon microLED based microdisplay solutions for AR/MR applications. Read more »

SSL | Tools | Measurement | Amplifier | Integrating Spheres | Flicker | Feb 10, 2020

Gigahertz-Optik's PLL-1701 High-Speed Transimpedance log/lin Amplifier Offers Internal Integrating Sphere

Gigahertz-Optik's PLL-1701 High-Speed Transimpedance log/lin Amplifier  Offers Internal Integrating Sphere With its new high-speed transimpedance amplifier PLL-1701 Gigahertz-Optik offers a versatile solution for use with either external photodiodes or its internal integrating sphere and detector combination. This compact device incorporates both logarithmic and linear amplifiers and can provide an analogue voltage output or a digitized output of the input signal current. Application software is included and an SDK is available for full integration and automation. Read more »

Resources | Projects | Fundings | Research News | SSL | Light Conversion | Feb 03, 2020

ENABLED – A New Funded Research Program to Design Fluorescent Proteins for White LEDs

ENABLED – A New Funded Research Program to Design Fluorescent Proteins for White LEDs A joint research project between Spain, Italy and Austria will work to replace inorganic phosphor filters in LEDs by those nature uses deed down the sea. The ENABLED project, coordinated by the Spanish research center IMDEA Materials Institute, has a budget of € 2.7 million euros, will run for the next 3 years and is funded by the European Commission under the Future and Emerging Technologies programme. Read more »

SSL | Components | Laser | Stage Lighting | Feb 03, 2020

Osram's New Blue High-Power Laser for Lighting Applications Provides Breathtaking Moments at Events

Osram's New Blue High-Power Laser for Lighting Applications Provides Breathtaking Moments at Events Rock and pop shows today are about much more than music. The entertainment factor, including numerous show elements, is becoming more and more important in concerts in big stadiums and event halls across the world. State-of-the-art stage lighting plays an essential role in these shows. Numerous manufacturers rely on lighting solutions from Osram to create memorable experiences. A new blue high-power laser is now expanding the range of options available to manufacturers of show lasers and stage spotlights. Read more »

SSL | Components | LED Modules | CSP-Module | Jan 30, 2020

Adura LED Solutions Presents New Patented 16MX CSP Modules

Adura LED Solutions Presents New Patented 16MX CSP Modules Adura LED Solutions, a leading Southern California manufacturer of LED Lighting modules introducing the new patented 16MX Family of LED modules with CSP LED. The new 16MX modules are available with low, mid, and high power CSP LEDs and are offered today with Nichia (E17/E21), Cree XD16, Samsung (LH181B/LH231B) and Seoul Semiconductor Y19. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | SSL | Displays | Components | Electronics | Sensors | Jan 28, 2020

Vishay Launches Integrated RGBC-IR Sensors With I²C Interface in Low Profile Packages

Vishay Launches Integrated RGBC-IR Sensors With I²C Interface in Low Profile Packages Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with new RGBC-IR sensors for applications such as automatic white balancing and color cast correction in digital cameras; automatic LCD backlight adjustment; and active monitoring of LED color output for IoT and smart lighting. The new VEML3328 (top-looking) and VEML3328SL (side-looking) sensors offer better linearity and higher sensitivity compared to previous generation devices, as well as new features including an infrared (IR) channel. Read more »

FEATURED

When Very High Light Output and Efficiency are Required for Demanding Applications, New LUXEON 7070 Checks All the Boxes

When Very High Light Output and Efficiency are Required for Demanding Applications, New LUXEON 7070 Checks All the Boxes More lumens, higher efficacy, and lower system costs are the driving forces behind new designs for a broad range of indoor and outdoor high light output applications. Lumileds new LUXEON 7070, introduced today, is designed to outperform similar lead-frame and ceramic high-power solutions with ... Read more »

FEATURED

NEW Extreme High Power LEDs Deliver Best Optical Performance

NEW Extreme High Power LEDs Deliver Best Optical Performance New XLamp® XHP70.3 LEDs deliver the best lumen density, reliability and optical control available in a 7x7 mm footprint.   Read more »

FEATURED

Edison Opto UVA + W & UVC Series Customize Design Solution

Edison Opto UVA + W & UVC Series Customize Design Solution Edison Opto offers customized UVA + White and UVC solutions for continuous disinfection to reduce bacteria and airborne viruses. In the wake of the global outbreak of COVID-19, the people’s need for anti-epidemic, sterilization, and anti-virus products has escalated, ranging from portable ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life in Wintertime, November 3, 2021

deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life in Wintertime,  November 3, 2021 The Good Light Group, together with the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), the Daylight Academy (DLA), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and Luger Research (LR), are organizing and presenting the “Good Light – Good Life” lectures. The webinar ... Read more »

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