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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 »
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 | 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 »
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