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SSL | Services | Testing | Certification | DALI-2 | Aug 24, 2020

UL Helps Advance LED Lighting Innovations

UL Helps Advance LED Lighting Innovations UL, a leading global safety science company, today announced that its lighting laboratory in Carugate, Italy, located in metro Milan, has received accreditation from the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) to be a Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) protocol test house. As an international standard for a two-way communication system that brings digital technology to lighting, DALI defines the commands that LED drivers and ballasts need to recognize in order to communicate via controllers and computers equipped with appropriate software or building management systems. With the DiiA accreditation, UL now has the ability to test control gears and devices, such as push-buttons and occupancy and light sensors, against the DALI standard. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Smart Lighting | Luminaires | Lamps | LED Modules | Aug 11, 2020

Ledvance's New Portfolio Provides Smart Lighting for a Better Living Experience

Ledvance's New Portfolio Provides Smart Lighting for a Better Living Experience An increasing number of customers are looking to integrate smart home functions in their residential area. With Professional Smart for Residential and the new Ledvance PARATHOM® portfolio, Ledvance supports professional users such as installers to achieve the full potential of connected lighting for their customers. The new Ledvance PARATHOM® portfolio for residential and garden areas can be controlled optionally by voice command or app and offers a suitable solution for a wide range of requirements. The portfolio impresses with a combination of quality, innovation, reliability and user-friendliness and is complemented by easy installation, good value for money and features such as color and color temperature change or dimming capabilities. Read more »

SSL | Components | UV | UV-C | UV-Modules | Disinfection | Aug 05, 2020

Lumitronix Adds New UV-C LED Modules for Sterilization and Decontamination to Its UV Portfolio

Lumitronix Adds New UV-C LED Modules for Sterilization and Decontamination to Its UV Portfolio The Swabian LED company Lumitronix has used the current situation to expand its range of products in the UV-C sector. Within a short period of time, three linear module solutions have been developed, which are primarily aimed at professional customers who are trained in the use of UV-C radiation and can ensure hazard-free operation. Read more »

SSL | LEDs | White LEDs | Outdoor Applications | Jul 30, 2020

Industry Leading LUXEON 5050 LED Gets Performance Boost

Industry Leading LUXEON 5050 LED Gets Performance Boost Streetlights and high-bay fixtures require high flux and efficacy to meet the ever-increasing demands for system efficiency and energy cost reduction for these applications. Today, LUXEON 5050 LEDs received an upgrade in both flux and efficacy. Typical performance is now 675 lm with 172 lm/W in full bin shipments and higher performance is available. Read more »

SSL | LED Drivers | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Jul 24, 2020

Delta Launches New EUCO Arena Sport Series LED Drivers for Reliable, Efficient Arena and Outdoor Lighting

Delta Launches New EUCO Arena Sport Series LED Drivers for Reliable, Efficient Arena and Outdoor Lighting Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today announced the launch of EUCO Arena Sport Series LED drivers, which are designed to provide luminaire manufacturer's a versatile solution for many industrial and commercial lighting applications such as high mast lighting, recreational sports lighting, harbors, airports, and parking lot lighting. Built on three independent output channels with a maximum power of 500 W (1500 W total), these drivers have a wide operating temperature range that ensures performance and reliability for the most rugged applications. These drivers offer precise tuning of the drive current and are equipped with dimming circuitry for DALI-2 digital dimming to allow for adjustment of lighting levels from 0.1% to 100%. In addition to the driver architecture and circuit topology, Delta has achieved a very low typical current ripple of ≤1% peak-to-peak. That is important when it comes to televised events, since current ripple can cause LED flicker. Flickering lights affect the quality of sports broadcasts and limit slow motion options. Read more »

SSL | LED Drivers | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Jul 24, 2020

Inventronics Introduces DALI-2 D4i Certified LED Drivers with NFC Wireless Programming, Power Monitoring and IP66/IP67 Rating

Inventronics Introduces DALI-2 D4i Certified LED Drivers with NFC Wireless Programming, Power Monitoring and IP66/IP67 Rating Inventronics is proud to introduce a new family of IP66/IP67 LED drivers with DALI-2 D4i certification granted by the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA). The EUM-240SxxxBx family leverages Inventronics latest enhanced platform allowing for reduced inventory SKUs, increased design flexibility and a wide input voltage range of 90-305 Vac to assist world-wide applications. The new EUM-240SxxxBx provides OEMs the ability to monitor crucial driver information to reduce maintenance costs, the ability to plug and play controls and streamline production with their wireless NFC programming. They provide constant power at 240 W at a wide input current range from 700-6700 mA. Read more »

SSL | Components | UV | UV LED | Special Applications | Jul 24, 2020

OMC Announces New Ultra-High-Efficiency IR SMA Fibre-Optic Transmitter LED - FDE870HE

OMC Announces New Ultra-High-Efficiency IR SMA Fibre-Optic Transmitter LED - FDE870HE OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics design & manufacture, announces its new FDE870HE industrial fibre optic transmitter LED that can deliver up to four times more launch power into multimode fibre for the same current versus existing transmitter devices. This ultra-efficient transmitter contains a high-performance 870 nm chip and features an array of micro-optic elements that gather and focus the emitted photons, coupling considerably more light into multimode optical fibres and enabling data to be transmitted reliably over greater distances, or for the system to use less power to achieve the same result. Greater long-term reliability of the system is a further benefit due to the vastly enhanced day-1 launch power and much lower drive current requirements. Read more »

SSL | UV | Special Applications | UV curing | Jul 24, 2020

FireJet™ ONE - The ONE Solution for All Your UV Curing Needs

FireJet™ ONE - The ONE Solution for All Your UV Curing Needs Phoseon Technology introduces the industry's smallest, highest-powered member of their air-cooled product line, the FireJet™ ONE. These premium 20 W/cm² UV LED curing lamps are designed primarily for the inkjet, flexographic and screen printing markets where high power in a compact form factor, is a key requirement. Read more »

SSL | IR | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Jul 22, 2020

Ushio's Epitex D-Series SWIR LEDs Now Up to Four Times More Powerful

Ushio's Epitex D-Series SWIR LEDs Now Up to Four Times More Powerful Ushio has commenced production of its latest high-powered short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) LEDs, the Epitex D-Series. Following the prior success of the S-Series, the Epitex D-Series achieves the world's highest output power and efficiency: The high-power versions have ramped up their forward current to 1 A and gain a boost of up to four times the original radiated power output. Read more »

SSL | Components | LED Drivers | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Jul 20, 2020

GlacialPower'sNew GP-CVP040N-xxVL Series LED CCV Driver with TRIAC Dimming for Low Voltage Areas

GlacialPower'sNew GP-CVP040N-xxVL Series LED CCV Driver with TRIAC Dimming for Low Voltage Areas GlacialPower, the power division of the LED technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc, announces the new GP-CVP040N-xxVL series LED constant voltage driver is suitable for low voltage areas. It is available in 12 V DC and 24 V DC output rated power of 40.8 W. The driver supports TRIAC dimming function, and appropriates for LED strips application in places such as restaurants, jewelry shop, home and theater. Read more »

SSL | Tools | Test Equipment | Measurement | Spectroradiometer | Jul 16, 2020

Precision Test Solution for Blue Light Hazard Evaluation from Gamma Scientific

Precision Test Solution for Blue Light Hazard Evaluation from Gamma Scientific Gamma Scientific announces the release of its Blue Light Hazard testing system. The system utilizes the RadOMA GS-1220 spectroradiometer coupled with an aperture or integrating sphere depending on customer measurement requirements, offering evaluation and classification of displays and luminaires according to IEC 62471 and IEC/TR 62778. Read more »

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 | SSL-Research | Award | Dr. Shuji Nakamura | May 07, 2020

Congratulation, Shuji Nakamura for Another Prestigious Award – The 2020 NAS Award

Congratulation, Shuji Nakamura for Another Prestigious Award – The 2020 NAS Award On April 26, the 2020 National Academy of Science (NAS) Award for the Industrial Application of Science was awarded to Shuji Nakamura, a professor in the department of materials at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). 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 »

FEATURED

Continuous versus Discrete Calibration Sources: Consideration for Use

Continuous versus Discrete Calibration Sources: Consideration for Use Rapid advancements in the field of solid-state lighting have presented opportunities for the use of LED-based systems for calibrations typically performed with lamp-based sources. Their highly efficient and long-lived performance, rapid power up, and compact size have made LED-based sources an ... Read more »

FEATURED

LUXTECH Offers First Compelling Flex Modules Designed to Replace Traditional Rigid Modules: LUXroll (UL Listed)

LUXTECH Offers First Compelling Flex Modules Designed to Replace Traditional Rigid Modules:  LUXroll (UL Listed) The Indirect Costs of Using Rigid Boards Make Switching to Flexible LED Modules a Compelling Choice. Read more »

EDITORIAL

New date: Light + Building Autumn Edition 2022

New date: Light + Building Autumn Edition 2022 Frankfurt am Main, January 10, 2022. As the pandemic situation continues to develop very dynamically, Messe Frankfurt is postponing the world's leading trade fair for light and building technology to autumn 2022. Last December, intensive discussions with customers and cooperation partners had ... Read more »

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