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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

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 | 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 | 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 »

SSL | Linear Lights | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Apr 02, 2020

LumenFocus Presents New Efficient LED Wrap Luminaire for many Applications

LumenFocus Presents New Efficient LED Wrap Luminaire for many Applications The EWLN is a highly efficient LED wrap luminaire with many options and configurations. It is suitable for a variety of applications. This luminaire provides comfortable, uniform illumination with a modern aesthetic that fits right at home in classrooms and offices 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 | 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 »

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WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources

WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources As the development of new UV LED sources continues at an ever-growing pace, so do the industrial applications that utilize them. UV LEDs are being put to work in various industrial processes, medical applications, and disinfection solutions. Efficient utilization of the UV radiation requires good ... Read more »

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Luminus Releases Hospitality COB Series for Hotels and Restaurants

Luminus Releases Hospitality COB Series for Hotels and Restaurants Luminus Devices has announced its new Hospitality COB series featuring high color rendering, precise chromaticity control and Warm CCTs. With LES sizes ranging from 6mm to 22mm, and lumen output from 500 to 5000 lumens, the Luminus Hospitality COB series is the smart choice for beautiful, warm ... Read more »

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New Cree LED™ XLamp® XP-P LEDs Deliver Breakthrough Intensity

New Cree LED™ XLamp® XP-P LEDs Deliver Breakthrough Intensity Our name has changed, but our commitment to superior LED technology, reliability, innovation, support, and service remains steadfast. The same teams with years of Cree LED experience are newly energized to help our customers improve their LED-based products and develop new applications. Read more »

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New LUXEON® SkyBlue™ LED Solution Simplifies and Speeds Development of Human-Centric Lighting

New LUXEON® SkyBlue™ LED Solution Simplifies and Speeds Development of  Human-Centric Lighting Lumileds today announced the immediate availability of its new LED human-centric lighting solution – LUXEON SkyBlue. In partnership with BIOS Lighting, Lumileds has engineered a circadian lighting solution that delivers superior melanopic ratios at comfortable CCTs – 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K – with ... Read more »

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