Human Centric Lighting

MetroSpec Technology | FlexRad | HCL | Nov 15, 2021

MetroSpec Technology Announces New FlexRad HCL Solution with 2Tone and Dim2Tone in Circadian Tunable White

MetroSpec Technology Announces New FlexRad HCL Solution with 2Tone and Dim2Tone in Circadian Tunable White MetroSpec Technology, the leading American manufacturer of custom LED light sources, announces FlexRad 2Tone® and Dim2Tone® are now available in a circadian tunable white solution with Nichia’s Dynasolis™ technology. Dynasolis is Nichia’s Azure™ (Blue-Green) in combination with the award winning H6 series emitter. Read more »

HCL | Lufthansa | Sep 08, 2021

Lufthansa Improves Travel Experience with Innovative Cabin Including HCL

Lufthansa Improves Travel Experience with Innovative Cabin Including HCL Lufthansa passengers can now enjoy a whole new flying experience on short and medium-haul routes. Thanks to a new innovative cabin, the airline is noticeably improving travel comfort. Tomorrow, the first Airbus 321neo with the modern Airspace Cabin will take off from Frankfurt for Fuerteventura. Read more »

Human Centric Lighting | Nichia | EDEKA | Aug 12, 2021

EDEKA Equips Its Latest Store Entirely with Advanced LED Technologies

EDEKA  Equips Its Latest Store Entirely with Advanced LED Technologies LED manufacturer NICHIA is a technology leader in highly efficient human centric lighting and the replication of natural light. Its innovative LED technologies are increasingly being used in retail to push the shopping experience to the next level. The most recent project is an EDEKA store in Wiesbaden-Sonnenberg, Germany, which opened its doors in May and is equipped with a lighting solution entirely based on NICHIA technology. Read more »

Full-Spectrum LEDs | HCL | Yujileds | Featured | Jun 17, 2021

YUJILEDS Introduces AP Series Full-Spectrum LEDs

YUJILEDS Introduces AP Series Full-Spectrum LEDs Full-spectrum technology enters a new era. YUJILEDS releases the AP Series full spectrum LEDs powered by the company's advanced phosphor and packaging technologies. The new product features an ultra-homogeneous spectrum achieving the closest match with the spectrum of natural sunlight in the industry. Read more »

Human Centric Lighting | GE Lighting | LED Bulb | Apr 15, 2021

GE Lighting Introduces GE Sun Filled LED Bulbs

GE Lighting Introduces GE Sun Filled LED Bulbs GE Lighting, a Savant company is helping consumers maintain their circadian rhythm, the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, because when we sleep well, we feel well and our best selves can fill the day. New GE sun filled™ LED bulbs do not emit the invisible blue spectrum peak that can interfere with the body’s circadian rhythm, making it easier to get the kind of sleep dreams are made of. And by enhancing the color appearance of objects,* these bulbs pack more benefits owners will enjoy. Read more »

Human Centric Lighting | Lumileds | Bios Lighting | Featured | Mar 24, 2021

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 industry-leading efficacy and uniformity at the lowest solution cost. Read more »

Human Centric Lighting | Market Assessment | Mar 12, 2021

Light and Wellness Market Assessment

Light and Wellness Market Assessment The DLC has released a request for proposals for a consultant to characterize the LED light and wellness lighting market as it pertains to commercial applications. Proposals will be accepted until March 29, 2021. Read more »

HCL | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Feb 05, 2021

euroLighting's New LED Series with Broadband Light Spectrum up to 1000 nm

euroLighting's New LED Series with Broadband Light Spectrum up to 1000 nm With the new PW series, euroLighting is expanding its power-of-sun range to include LEDs with broadband light spectrum from 380 to 1000 nm. This broad spectrum is currently highly innovative for use in lighting to promote health and well-being. The LEDs have a very high light quality with a color rendering value of 98.9 and can support the body's own healing processes. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Human Centric Lighting | Controls | Tunable White Light | Outdoor Applications | Jan 22, 2021

Tridonic Introduces SIDEREA - Future-Proof Outdoor Lighting Solution for Towns and Cities

Tridonic Introduces SIDEREA - Future-Proof Outdoor Lighting Solution for Towns and Cities Modern infrastructure is an essential stepping stone towards a smart and digitally connected city of the future. Urbanization, climate change and digitalization require new mindsets and solutions in towns and cities. SIDEREA from Tridonic is a new lighting solution with a comprehensive portfolio for smart city outdoor lighting. Read more »

Commentary | HCL | Health + Wellbeing | Jan 13, 2021

Good Light Helps Prevent Winter Dip

Good Light Helps Prevent Winter Dip The holidays are over, it's cold and dark, we prefer to sit inside. Nevertheless, you need a daily portion of good light: it makes you more energetic, happier, and healthier. Make sure that you go outside for a good time every day and that you also have enough good light indoors during the day. Daylight is best, but there are also good alternatives with LED lighting and light therapy lamps. Read more »

HCL | Tunable White Light | Nichia | Featured | Dec 08, 2020

NICHIA Unveils Advanced Tunable LED Pairing with ‘Circadian Tune’ Functionality to Enhance Body Clock Management

NICHIA Unveils Advanced Tunable LED Pairing with ‘Circadian Tune’ Functionality to Enhance Body Clock Management Proprietary Human-Centric Lighting Color and Spectrum Tunable pairing are Practical for General Lighting to Help Improve Your Circadian Rhythm. Read more »

HCL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Color-Tuning | Smart Lighting + IoT | Nov 11, 2020

Transform Your Space with Thorn's New VCT Technology

Transform Your Space with Thorn's New VCT Technology VCT technology (Variable Color Temperature) brings a new dynamic to your space. It is now possible to set dedicated color temperatures for specific areas of your space, ranging from 2700 K to 6500 K. The VCT enables you to manually and automatically adjust light levels and to set pre-defined lighting scenarios to your exact requirements. Read more »

HCL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Health + Wellbeing | Medical | Oct 28, 2020

Axis Lighting Launches BalancedCare™ Product Lines and Brand

Axis Lighting Launches BalancedCare™ Product Lines and Brand BalancedCare by Axis Lighting is a new brand focusing on healthcare facility lighting, and features a comprehensive and complementary family of luminaires. Mindful of both style and function, and taking into account the latest LED chip design, BalancedCare luminaires are engineered to meet all of the requirements of today's complex healthcare environments. Designed for patient rooms, bathrooms, corridors, nurses' stations and common areas, these luminaires provide lighting for wellness without trade-offs. Read more »

HCL | Driver Modules | DALI-2 | Tunable White Light | Aug 31, 2020

Helvar Introduces New Compact 45W Tunable White Driver

Helvar Introduces New Compact 45W Tunable White Driver Helvar is passionate to spread the message of wellbeing through human-centric lighting solutions. Therefore, Helvar is very excited to announce a new Tunable White LED driver with some fantastic features for professional lighting. Helvar's new 45 W DALI Type 8 compact driver comes with wide output current range, parameter setting option with NFC, and SELV60 rating, all great benefits for flexible luminaire design. Read more »

HCL | Systems + Applications | Lamps | LEDs | Aug 28, 2020

"Power of Sun": euroLighting's LED Program According to the Model of the Sun

"Power of Sun": euroLighting's LED Program According to the Model of the Sun Under the slogan "Power of Sun" euroLighting will in future offer its comprehensive range of full-spectrum LEDs and LED lights, including from SMART ECO LIGHTING, which have a light spectrum almost equal to sunlight. The new generation of light-emitting diodes emits a fully uniform spectrum over the entire visible range and as a further version up to 1000 nm wavelength in the infrared range, following the example of the sun, and imitates the biological effects of sunlight. Read more »

HCL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Circadian Light | Jul 24, 2020

Ledvance Extends Its BIOLUX HCL Range that Supports Circadian Rhythms

Ledvance Extends Its  BIOLUX HCL Range that Supports Circadian Rhythms Ledvance have launched a new range of BIOLUX HCL products which are tailored to the specific demands of healthcare environments. The new products provide biologically optimized day-night lighting which reflects natural circadian rhythms to benefit both patients and medical staff, improving sleep regularity, concentration and mood. Read more »

HCL | Components | LEDs | LED Modules | Tunable White Light | Jun 04, 2020

Bridgelux Vesta® Thrive™ Enables Natural Human Centric Lighting

Bridgelux Vesta® Thrive™ Enables Natural Human Centric Lighting Bridgelux today announced commercial availability of new versions of its Vesta product line, adding full natural spectrum white point options to the industry's largest portfolio of tunable white solutions. Vesta Thrive, the winner of a 2020 LightFair Innovation Award, leverages patented Thrive technology to deliver the closest spectral match to natural light available in an easy to use tunable white solution. Read more »

HCL | Luminaires | Signify | May 23, 2020

NatureConnect - An Innovative Lighting System Inspired by Nature

NatureConnect - An Innovative Lighting System Inspired by Nature Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, introduces NatureConnect, a lighting innovation inspired by nature to make people feel happier and healthier. The system is built on proven biophilic design principles, which use elements of nature in interior spaces to create healthy, engaging and inspiring environments. The first implementation of NatureConnect is currently taking place at one of Skanska’s offices in Warsaw, Poland, a leading international project development and construction company. Read more »

Multi-Color LEDs | HCL | May 15, 2020

Improved Color Variety: New, Compact LED Family from Osram Covers a Wide Range of Applications

Improved Color Variety: New, Compact LED Family from Osram Covers a Wide Range of Applications In recent years, modern LED technology has established itself as a standard in more and more application fields. The new Synios S 2222 family from Osram Opto Semiconductors is suitable for a wide range of applications: from customized lighting solutions for electronic devices, ambient lighting for trains and planes to high-quality architectural lighting. The product family is characterized in its compact dimensions, combined with very good brightness values and the ability to cover the entire color palette. Read more »

HCL | May 15, 2020

Bridgelux Develops a New Metric to Quantify the Naturalness of Light

Bridgelux Develops a New Metric to Quantify the Naturalness of Light Bridgelux today announced development of a new metric to enable objective comparisons of light sources to natural light. With the growing market interest in human-centric lighting, the question of “naturalness” of light source spectra is becoming a frequently asked question. Standard lighting quality metrics such as CRI and TM-30 do not fully address the naturalness question. The Average Spectral Difference (ASD) metric has been developed by Bridgelux to address this shortcoming in available light quality metrics. Read more »

HCL | Components | LED Modules | Apr 29, 2020

GlacialLight - New Natural Sunlight GL-LMR50-12-24V-NL with DC Input Voltage

GlacialLight - New Natural Sunlight GL-LMR50-12-24V-NL with DC Input Voltage GlacialLight, the LED lighting division of GlacialTech Inc., announces the natural sunlight GL-LMR50-12-24V-NL with DC 24 V of 3000 K warm white. With a CRI of 97, as well as the CQS (Color Quality Scale) is up to 97. The color fidelity index (TM-30-15 Rf) and color gamut score (TM-30-15 Rg) are close to natural sunlight. It can be non-dimmable and dimmable with given the appropriate DC electrical signal; the brightness can be freely adjusted with DC constant voltage PWM signal. GlacialPower GP-CVM constant voltage series driver provides non-dimmable and most popular three dimming functions include AC-TRIAC dimming, 3-in-1 dimming and DALI dimming for greater lighting flexibility and are suitable for GL-LMR50-12-24V-NL. Read more »

Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Applications | Dim-to-Warm | Tunable White Light | HCL | Mar 25, 2020

Lucifer Lighting Introduces STELLR™

Lucifer Lighting Introduces STELLR™ Lucifer Lighting, known for designing and engineering high-quality, unobtrusive architectural lighting fixtures, introduces a new and innovative fixture that bridges architectural and decorative lighting, STELLR™. STELLR is a bold and significant entry in the decorative/ architectural market, offering advanced, patent-pending engineered technology and sophisticated design that gives architects, interior designers, and lighting designers infinite lighting options with a single fixture. Read more »

HCL | Components | LEDs | CoB LEDs | White LEDs | Tunable White Light | Mar 18, 2020

ZIGEN Presents World's First On-BBL 2-Channel Tunable White CoB LED

ZIGEN Presents World's First On-BBL 2-Channel Tunable White CoB LED ZIGEN Lighting solution announced an industry's first tunable white CoB LED product, the ZG7BGXL5W00, is now available, which changes CCT following the blackbody locus (BBL) by just using a 2-channel input. Thanks to proprietary ZIGEN's patented On-BBL LED structure, the color range of ZIGEN's ZG7BGXL5W00 ranges from 2000 K sunset color temperature to 5000 K without becoming pinkish. Read more »

HCL | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Melanopic Ratio | Mar 11, 2020

Samsung Electronics Unveils Its First Family of Human-Centric LEDs to Enhance Indoor Lifestyles

Samsung Electronics Unveils Its First Family of Human-Centric LEDs to Enhance Indoor Lifestyles Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today unveiled its first "human-centric" LED packages, collectively known as LM302N. Engineered with carefully created light spectra, the LM302N family helps human bodies adjust melatonin levels indoors, making people feel more energetic or relaxed depending on their daily life patterns. Read more »

HCL | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Full Spectrum LEDs | Feb 18, 2020

euroLighting Expands LED Portfolio with Shenzhen Lightspot Technology Products

euroLighting Expands LED Portfolio with Shenzhen Lightspot Technology Products euroLighting has expanded its sales program with high-quality light-emitting diodes in SMD package and COB-LEDs. To this end, the LED specialist concluded a distribution agreement for Europe with the company Shenzhen Lightspot Technology Ltd., also known under the product name SMART ECO LIGHTING. euroLighting is presenting these new LED products for the first time at light+building 2020. Read more »

HCL-Research | Research News | HCL | Health | Flicker | Feb 05, 2020

Flickering Light Mobilizes Brain Chemistry that May Fight Alzheimer's

Flickering Light Mobilizes Brain Chemistry that May Fight Alzheimer's For over a century, Alzheimer's disease has confounded all attempts to treat it. But in recent years, perplexing experiments using flickering light have shown promise. The promise of flickering light to treat Alzheimer's takes another step forward in this new study, which reveals stark biochemical mechanisms: 40 Hertz stimulus triggers a marked release of signaling chemicals. Read more »

HCL | Components | LED Modules | Jan 22, 2020

GlacialLight Introduces New Natural Sunlight GL-LMR50-06-24V-NL with DC Input Voltage

GlacialLight Introduces New Natural Sunlight GL-LMR50-06-24V-NL with DC Input Voltage GlacialLight, the LED lighting division of GlacialTech Inc., announces the natural sunlight GL-LMR50-06-24V-NL with DC 24 V of 3000 K warm white. With a CRI of 97, as well as the CQS (Color Quality Scale) is up to 97. The color fidelity index (TM-30-15 Rf) and color gamut score (TM-30-15 Rg) are close to natural sunlight. It can be non-dimmable and dimmable with given the appropriate DC electrical signal; the brightness can be freely adjusted with DC constant voltage PWM signal. GlacialPower GP-CVM constant voltage series driver provides non-dimmable and most popular three dimming functions include AC-TRIAC dimming, 3-in-1 dimming and DALI dimming for greater lighting flexibility and are suitable for GL-LMR50-06-24V-NL. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | HCL | Jan 14, 2020

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good' At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of 'Light so Good'. Read more »

HCL-Research | HCL | Health + Environment | Dec 19, 2019

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from IGB in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin influences the metabolism and other body functions. Read more »

HCL | HCL-Research | Biological Effects | Health | Dec 18, 2019

University of Manchester Scientists Suggest Blue Light Not So Disruptive to Sleep as Thought

University of Manchester Scientists Suggest Blue Light Not So Disruptive to Sleep as Thought Contrary to common belief, blue light may not be as disruptive to our sleep patterns as originally thought. According to the team, using dim, cooler, lights in the evening and bright warmer lights in the day may be more beneficial to our health. Twilight is both dimmer and bluer than daylight, they say, and the body clock uses both of those features to determine the appropriate times to be asleep and awake. Read more »

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UniDriver® Universal Input Line Voltage LED Drivers

UniDriver® Universal Input Line Voltage LED Drivers LTF Technology’s UniDriver Series offers the ultimate in flexibility and ease of driver selection for lighting industry OEMs and specifiers. These technologically-advanced LED drivers offer True-Tri-Mode dimming from 100V to 277V (ELV, TRIAC, 0-10V), dimming levels from 100% to 0.1%, compatibility ... Read more »

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NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München

NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München LED manufacturer NICHIA, a specialist in highly efficient lighting, Human Centric Lighting and the imitation of natural light, will participate in the Munich Lichtwoche 2021 from 5 to 12 November with a light installation, two presentations and a discussion on the topic of UV-C. The light ... Read more »

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