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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 »
SSL | Systems + Applications | LED Panels | Luminaires | Jan 20, 2020
Espen Technology Launches Field-Adjustable Flat Panel Retrofit Kits
Espen Technology Launches Field-Adjustable Flat Panel Retrofit Kits Espen Technology launched a new family of field-adjustable flat panel retrofit kits, for upgrading fluorescent troffers to the latest LED technology. The new 3-output selectable flat panel kits are part of the versaKIT family of LED retrofit kits, that also include switchable center-basket troffer kits and switchable commercial downlight kits. Each flat panel retrofit kit has a 3-position dip switch that enables installers to easily select a wattage and light output, for the kit, at the time of installation. Read more »
Business | SSL | Award | Dr. Shuji Nakamura | Jan 09, 2020
University of Louisville 's 2019 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy Laureate Goes to Dr. Shuji Nakamura
University of Louisville 's 2019 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy Laureate Goes to Dr. Shuji Nakamura The world-leading pioneer in sustainable energy technology Shuji Nakamura, PhD, professor of Materials at University of California Santa Barbara, has won the 2019 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy from the University of Louisville. The prize recognizes outstanding renewable energy ideas and achievements with proven global impact. Read more »
SSL | Troffer | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Jan 08, 2020
LSI Industries Launches Multi-Setting LED Lensed Troffer
LSI Industries Launches Multi-Setting LED Lensed Troffer LSI Industries has introduced a new, multi-setting LED lensed troffer to its OPT series of recessed luminaires. This high-efficiency product gives customers the ability to adjust the fixture's color temperature and wattage – allowing them to customize the illumination in different areas of their facilities. The product's flexibility makes it ideal for office buildings, health care facilities, retail settings and numerous other indoor applications. Read more »
SSL | Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Jan 08, 2020
Diodes' Ultra-Low Dropout Linear LED Driver to Extend Lighting Strips
Diodes' Ultra-Low Dropout Linear LED Driver to Extend Lighting Strips Diodes Incorporated announced the BCR430UW6 linear LED driver with ultra-low dropout voltage and constant current regulation between 5 mA and 100 mA. This combination allows more LEDs to be driven from a low supply voltage, making the BCR430UW6 suitable for applications that require multiple LEDs to operate together, such as signage illumination and architectural lighting for commercial and retail installations. Read more »
SSL | Linear Lights | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Dec 18, 2019
Acuity Brands Introduces the Renna Rectilinear Luminaires from Peerless for Architectural Spaces
Acuity Brands Introduces the Renna Rectilinear Luminaires from Peerless for Architectural Spaces Acuity Brands, Inc. introduced Renna™ luminaires from Peerless®, an innovation in rectilinear lighting combining superior technology in a sleek minimalist design for complementing architectural or commercial spaces. The luminaire earned top recognition from the LFI Innovation Awards® in 2019, one of the lighting industry's most prestigious award programs, for overall Design Excellence and Best of Category for Commercial Indoor. Read more »
SSL | Components | Driver Modules | Emergency Lighting | Dec 18, 2019
Espen Technology Adds 10W, Type B, Emergency Driver to Extensive EM Solution Line
Espen Technology Adds 10W, Type B, Emergency Driver to Extensive EM Solution Line Espen Technology announced the release of its new 10W Type B Emergency Driver, adding to its already extensive line of emergency solutions for LED linear retrofits. The new model # VEMB10W emergency driver provides 90 minutes of emergency operation during a power outage, ensuring building occupants can safely get out of the building. Read more »
SSL | Luminaires | Indoor Applications | Linear Lights | Tracks | Dec 18, 2019
Amerlux Expands Linea Line with Adjustable Accents
Amerlux Expands Linea Line with Adjustable Accents Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today the expansion of its linear lighting family with new solutions that will deliver more options for architects and lighting designers. Read more »
SSL | Systems + Applications | LED Panels | Luminaires | Dec 12, 2019
LSI Industries Launches Enhanced, Multi-Setting, Edge-Lit LED Panel
LSI Industries Launches Enhanced, Multi-Setting, Edge-Lit LED Panel LSI Industries said today that the company has launched an enhanced version of its edge-lit LED panel. The new luminaire features an innovative upgrade that enhances its versatility across numerous indoor applications, including schools, offices, hospitals and stores. Read more »
Featured | COB | LED | Business | Company News | May 22, 2018
Cree® XLamp® CMT LEDs Deliver up to 45 Percent Higher Lumen Density than Competition
Cree® XLamp® CMT LEDs Deliver up to 45 Percent Higher Lumen Density than Competition The new CMT LEDs extend Cree’s metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form factors. Cree’s XLamp High Current LED Arrays provide up to 45% more lumen density and up to 17% higher efficacy, and feature an innovative metal substrate technology that delivers higher reliability than competing metal COBs. With more than 6,000 hours of LM-80 data, the expanded family of LEDs enables lighting manufacturers to upgrade designs for track, downlight and outdoor lighting. Read more »
Resources | Fundings | DoE | SSL | May 18, 2016
DOE Awards Three Grants to SSL Technology
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy have awarded three Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. These Phase I grants will explore the technical merit and commercial potential of different innovative concepts or technologies that are expected to contribute to the achievement of the price and performance goals described in DOE’s SSL R&D Plan. Read more »
Resources | Roadmap | DoE | Technologies | SSL | Jun 15, 2015
DoE: Solid-State Lighting R&D Plan
The solid-state lighting (SSL) revolution signals a profound shift in how we will use and consider lighting and represents a huge opportunity to generate significant energy savings. The energy being used for lighting represents a significant portion of global energy use. Rising electricity prices, mounting concerns about climate change, and desire for energy independence are causing the global lighting market to shift toward more energy-efficient light sources. Read more »
Resources | Reports | Market | SSL | Feb 06, 2015
Overview of the Data and Development of Solid State Lighting Industry in China in 2014
Overview of the Data and Development of Solid State Lighting Industry in China in 2014 Driven by technology progress and market demands, the Solid State Lighting industry will enter another new round of rapid growth, towards the direction of higher efficacy, lower cost, higher reliability and wider applications. Cross-field integration is emerging, which will deliver products with advanced technology and added value. In 2015, the industry is expected to continue rapid growth, with the overall growth rate more than 35%. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Market | SSL
Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dietmar Zembrot, LightingEurope, President
Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dietmar Zembrot, LightingEurope, President Rapidly growing technologies and emerging market trends in solid-state lighting encourage new innovations largely driven by applications and technological developments. Dietmar Zembrot, President of LightingEurope and Managing Director of TRILUX Group, shared his insights on changing value chains and business models, Europe’s competitiveness and the main driving forces for current SSL technologies. Read more »
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