Interviews & Tech-Talks BREGENZ (TTB)

Statements | Apr 13, 2017

Dr. Jy Bhardwaj

Dr. Jy Bhardwaj DR. JY BHARDWAJ SAID: "LEDs get integrated into the infrastructure, or let’s say, embedded. Instead of points of light there will be ceilings of light or walls of light. LEDs will be integrated into work surfaces, tables and all kinds of different things". Read more »

Statements | Apr 12, 2017

Professor Shuji Nakamura

Professor Shuji Nakamura PROF. NAKAMURA SAID: "For violet LEDs we reach about 50-100 Acm-2 but the laser diode uses 3-10 kAcm-2 which is about 1,000 times higher than blue LEDs. This leads to very tiny chips in combination with the same phosphors such as YAG types. The light output is about 1,000 times higher than conventional LEDs with the same chip-size". Read more »

Resources | LpO Article | Statements | Technologies | Apr 12, 2017

Prof. Shuji Nakamura - The Future is Laser Lighting

Prof. Shuji Nakamura - The Future is Laser Lighting PROF. NAKAMURA SAID: "For violet LEDs we reach about 50-100 Acm-2 but the laser diode uses 3-10 kAcm-2 which is about 1,000 times higher than blue LEDs. This leads to very tiny chips in combination with the same phosphors such as YAG types. The light output is about 1,000 times higher than conventional LEDs with the same chip-size". Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Commentary | Business | LEDs | Trends | Apr 11, 2017

From Component to System, Andreas Weisl, CEO at Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH

From Component to System, Andreas Weisl, CEO at Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH The history of Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) is quite short compared with some other electronic device industries. However, it has changed and revolutionized the entire world of light within a very short period of time. The history of Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) is quite short compared with some other electronic device industries. However, it has changed and revolutionized the entire world of light within a very short period of time. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Light Conversion | Mar 08, 2017

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Rubén D. Costa, Group Leader, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Rubén D. Costa, Group Leader, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Light quality and costs of LED systems remain an important topic even though big improvements have been made. New approaches are always welcome and stir up hope. It was exactly a year ago that LED professional published the article by Dr. Rubén D. Costa, Liebig Group Leader at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, about his amazing new „Bio-Hybrid“ white LED approach. At LpS 2016 his presentation on the latest research results and improvements also won him the LpS 2016 Scientific Award. Consequently, we just had to invite him to a Tech-Talk Bregenz! In the interview below he gives us some interesting background information about why he started the project, how it works and what he expects in the future. He also gives us his views on LEDs and lighting in general. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Commentary | Smart Lighting & IoT | Feb 28, 2017

Lighting Up Smart Cities, Dr. Wu Chou, Huawei

Lighting Up Smart Cities, Dr. Wu Chou, Huawei Although streetlights have been associated with cities for more than a thousand years, they are rarely considered for functions other than luminary purposes. One of the distinct features of streetlights is their geographic location. In particular, streetlights follow the roads and streets that are the arteries of the city, and at night they outline the city so it can be seen from many miles away. Read more »

Tech-Talks Bregenz | Dec 08, 2016

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Christian Cajochen, Univ. Basel, Head of Center of Chronobiology

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Christian Cajochen, Univ. Basel, Head of Center of Chronobiology Human Centric Lighting has become a catchphrase used by industry and the press. But the press has also started reporting that research emphasizes the danger of LED lighting in connection to our health and has coined the term “Blue Light Hazard”. These claims have caused confusion amongst end users and throughout the lighting community. Prof. Christian Cajochen, Head of the Centre for Chronobiology at the University of Basel - an expert on this topic - held a lecture at the LpS 2016 entitled “Light Beyond Vision”. Afterwards, LED professional seized the opportunity to talk to him personally and get some in-depth information about the risks and benefits of LED lighting. Read more »

Commentary | Interview | Dec 05, 2016

Review of the LED Lighting Design Approach

Review of the LED Lighting Design Approach A rapidly changing world leaves little time to react to new trends. Nokia lost its lead position because it failed to recognize market changes and take appropriate action in time. This has caused anxious industries to react quickly when changes come about. But, in some cases, such hasty reactions can also be harmful. Read more »

Event News | Commentary | Oct 03, 2016

LpS 2016 - Product Launches - Latest Technology Trends

LpS 2016 - Product Launches - Latest Technology Trends The sixth LED professional Symposium +Expo opened its doors on September 20th, in Bregenz, Austria. Exciting product launches were presented in the exhibition and at the international press conference at the LpS 2016. Among the presenting companies were: Auer Lighting, Dow Corning, Flip Chip Opto, Gigahertz-Optik, iLumTech, Ophir Photonics, Plessey and UL. Read more »

Commentary | Interview | Oct 03, 2016

The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good the Bad and the Ugly We sit as lighting designers in our offices and look at beautiful pictures of beautiful lighting scenarios in beautiful glossy magazines. We are inspired by possibilities that new lighting technologies can offer us and allow ourselves to dream of the beautiful projects to come. Read more »

Tech-Talks Bregenz | Oct 03, 2016

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Sebastian Huelck, Director Lighting, EBV Elektronik

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Sebastian Huelck, Director Lighting, EBV Elektronik Solid State Lighting has not only changed the way that light is generated but also how areas or objects are illuminated. It has changed the whole industry and business. Sebastian Huelck, Director of Segment Lighting at EBV Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG, discussed these changes and the new requirements for modern distribution with Siegfried Luger and Dr. Guenther Sejkora. He explained the transition of distributors from pure logistic specialists to one-stop shops and full service providers, and commented on regional differences. He finished off by giving insights into the future projects of the company. Read more »

Commentary | Aug 12, 2016

Lifetime and Reliability by Günther Sejkora

Lifetime and Reliability by Günther Sejkora Although questions regarding lifetime and reliability of Solid-State-Lighting (SSL) products are essential for customers, knowledge about it is still fragmentary. It was easy to give answers to these questions in the times of conventional lamps (incandescent, fluorescent, high pressure): light output degraded over time and end of life was reached when light output fell below a certain level or when the lamp “burned out”. Read more »

Tech-Talks Bregenz | Aug 10, 2016

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Francis Wong, AVP Lighting Business Unit, Lextar

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Francis Wong, AVP Lighting Business Unit, Lextar Francis Wong, Associate Vice President Lighting Business Unit at Lextar, visited the LED professional team for a Tech Talk in Bregenz after Light & Building 2016. Siegfried Luger, Arno Grabher-Meyer and Dr. Guenther Sejkora could discuss Lextar's history, current position, future orientation and strategies. Further exciting topics were the ongoing technology developments, the requirements on modern lighting systems, the latest lighting trends from Light & Building and the relevance of OLED and IoT technology for the company. Read more »

Tech-Talks Bregenz | Jun 08, 2016

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Biing-Jye Lee, Chairman of Epistar

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Biing-Jye Lee, Chairman of Epistar Dr. Biing-Jye Lee, Chairman of Epistar, had a discussion with Siegfried Luger and Arno Grabher-Meyer from LED professional about the latest trends and the future of LED, Laser and Solid-State lighting technologies. He also gave them his view on how the markets and technologies will evolve. In addition, Dr. Lee shared some of the highlights from this year’s Light + Building as well as his view of current issues such as smart lighting, connectivity and new applications. Read more »

Commentary | May 19, 2016

LFI 2016 Touts LED Lighting and Digital Control Technology Transformation by Dr. Nisa Khan

LFI 2016 Touts LED Lighting and Digital Control Technology Transformation by Dr. Nisa Khan The 27th Annual LightFair International (LFI) conference was dominated by LED lighting coupled with internet-based control via wireless networks that continues to proliferate in today’s world. The world is increasingly becoming drenched with Internet of Things (IoT) discussions, demonstrations and for some, a certain level of implementation. Electric lighting transformed our society for over 100 years, boosting our mood and association with the environment, culture, productivity, and economic conditions. Such enormity pales in comparison to an unprecedented revolution that LFI describes as “Light and Technology in a New Language!” Read more »

Commentary | Apr 19, 2016

Zhaga Meets Smart Lighting by Dee Denteneer

Zhaga Meets Smart Lighting by Dee Denteneer At first glance, the standardization of LED lighting components seems to be quite remote from the rise of smart, connected lighting and the Internet of Things (IoT). But the projected growth in penetration of smart lighting can only be realized through developments in high-volume electronics and standardization. Such standardization is intended to remove arbitrary variations in components, making design and implementation easier for manufacturers of smart LED luminaires, and enabling a supplier ecosystem. This is where Zhaga comes in. Read more »

Tech-Talks Bregenz | Apr 14, 2016

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Karl Jónsson, IoT Architect, Tridonic

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Karl Jónsson, IoT Architect, Tridonic Karl Jónsson, IoT Architect at Tridonic presented some interesting facts, figures, and ideas about IoT and the future of lighting in his speeches about “The Internet of Things and Lighting” at Zumtobel’s International Year of Light Event in 2015 and again at the Light + Building 2016 preview. LED professional got the chance to talk with him about his visions for IoT and Tridonic’s latest developments in that domain. Read more »

Discussions | Interview | Apr 07, 2016

Interview & Discussion: 5 Questions About Intelligent Lighting with Dr. Walter Werner

Interview & Discussion: 5 Questions About Intelligent Lighting with Dr. Walter Werner Interview with Dr. Walter Werner, Managing Director at Werner Management Services in Austria. This interview was originally published in The Lighting Magazine, Australia. Read more »

Leading Article | Interview | Mar 09, 2016

Lumileds Sets New Standards for Mid Power Range LEDs

LUXEON 2835 Rahul Bammi, Lumileds Vice President Marketing and Product Management and Matt Everett, Lumileds Senior Director Mid Power Products discussed their new Mid Power March product launches with Siegfried Luger, publisher of LED professional. This article covers the features of these new product lines. Read more »

Tech-Talks Bregenz | Feb 15, 2016

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Wolfgang Nemitz, Scientist Joanneum Research

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Wolfgang Nemitz, Scientist Joanneum Research Wolfgang Nemitz, scientist at the Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft, won the LED professional Scientific Paper Award at the LpS 2015 in Bregenz with his paper entitled “Iterative Optical and Thermal Simulation Method for Proper Simulation of PC LEDs” (published in the LpS 2016 Proceedings / p. 122 and LpR 52 / p. 48). Siegfried Luger and Arno Grabher-Meyer took this opportunity to discuss his research, the practical value of the findings and general solid-state lighting issues with him. Read more »

Commentary | Feb 15, 2016

Design Beyond Traditional Form Follows Function

Design Beyond Traditional Form Follows Function Today design is omnipresent. But what is design? “Design” was first coined by the American architect, Louis Sullivan, to mean that the style of architecture should reflect its purpose; applicable for buildings and constructions and later on attributable to products and objects. Read more »

Commentary | Jan 01, 2016

Can We Have That, Please? What We, As a Manufacturer of Lamps, Are Looking For by Axel Schmid, Ingo Maurer GmbH

Can We Have That, Please? What We, As a Manufacturer of Lamps, Are Looking For  by Axel Schmid,  Ingo Maurer GmbH Many things have happened since the blue and the white LEDs were introduced to the market. It was, and still is, an exciting time for us as a manufacturer of lamps and light objects. Read more »

Tech-Talks Bregenz | Dec 01, 2015

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Jy Bhardwaj, Lumileds, CTO

Dr. Jy Bhardwaj Dr. Jy Bhardwaj, CTO at Lumileds, held a keynote speech at the 5th LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS 2015) on September 22nd in Bregenz. He talked about “Trends and Challenges for System Integration” and pointed out further steps and phases of how lighting technologies will evolve. Arno Grabher-Meyer and Siegfried Luger talked with Dr. Bhardwaj about his view on embedded lighting, color LED technologies, substrate and light source technologies. Read more »

Interview | News-Spot | Nov 26, 2015

Interview with Nick Farraway, Vice President EMEA at Cree

Nick Farraway and Katharina Fink Cree, Inc. provides lighting-class light emitting diode (LED), lighting, and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications in the United States, China, Europe, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and internationally. Its Lighting Products segment offers LED lighting systems and bulbs for use in settings, such as office and retail space, restaurants and hospitality, schools and universities, manufacturing, healthcare, airports, municipal, residential, street lighting and parking structures, and other applications This segment sells its products to distributors, retailers, and customers. The company’s LED Products segment provides blue and green LED chip products for use in various applications, including video screens, gaming displays, function indicator lights and automotive backlights, headlamps, and directional indicators. It also offers XLamp LED components and LED modules for lighting applications; and surface mount and through-hole packaged LED products for video, signage, general illumination, transportation, gaming, and specialty lighting applications. Read more »

Tech-Talks Bregenz | Interview | Nov 23, 2015

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Andreas Weisl, SSC Europe, Vice-President

Andreas Weisl Seoul Semiconductor has more than 20 years of experience in semiconductor manufacturing and invests more than 10% of its annual revenue in LED research and development. On average, Seoul Semiconductor applies for more than 600 patents every year. Currently, the company holds more than 10,000 LED patents, including patents in core LED technologies such as Acrich, Acrich MJT, nPola, TV Direct Backlight Technology, UV, and many more. Seoul Semiconductor’s extensive patent portfolio in LED technology includes epitaxial growth, fabrication, packaging, and system application of LED technology. LED professional talked with Andreas Weisl, Vice-President of Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH about their business, technologies and solutions. Read more »

Commentary | Nov 16, 2015

Lighting Beyond Illumination by Dr. Heinz Seyringer, zumtobel group

Dr. Heinz Seyringer Currently, lighting is at the same point the mobile phones were when the first additional features beyond the actual phone service were introduced. There are many new possibilities arising but nobody knows which of them will be the killer apps of tomorrow. Read more »

Commentary | Sep 21, 2015

Creating Growth for the Lighting Industry in Europe with new Opportunities

Diederik de Stoppelaar How to create growth for the lighting industry in Europe was the challenge in the strategy workshop of LightingEurope in May. With the economic climate improving, various opportunities around LED technology have been defined including lighting applications such as smart lighting or human centric lighting. Read more »

Commentary | Sep 07, 2015

IYL 2015 - Light is Live, Light is Culture, Solid State Light is Progress

Joseph J. Niemela On 20 December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). This was the culmination of a long and concerted effort by a large consortium of scientific bodies, working together with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), where the initiative was adopted by its General Conference in November of the same year. Read more »

Tech-Talks Bregenz

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Ewing Liu, Everlight, Technical Marketing Manager

Ewing Lui LED manufacturers have different strategies and approaches for their product portfolios depending on from which business they are originated. Everlight has a very long experience in optoelectronics as packaging company. Accompanied by Christopher Keusch, Director of Lighting Business EMEA, Ewing Liu, Technical Marketing Manager at Everlight, talks about about the background of the company, the worldwide strategies and upcoming techologies. Read more »

Interview

Exclusive Interview: Nobel Prize and Global Energy Prize Winner Prof. Shuji Nakamura

Shuji Nakamura On June 19th, 2015 Nobel and Millennium prize winner, Professor Shuji Nakamura was awarded the Global Energy Prize in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Global Energy Prize is given to researchers in the field of energy efficiency and renewable technologies on a global scale. During the Global Energy Prize Event in St. Petersburg, Professor Nakamura gave an exclusive interview about the developments and future of solid-state lighting. Siegfried Luger, CEO of Luger Research, Event Director of the LpS 2015 and Publisher of LED professional, talked with Professor Nakamura about LED substrate technologies, violet and ultra-violet emitters, nano-technologies, OLEDs and laser technologies. Read more »

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Multisystem – Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting

Multisystem – Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting A.A.G. Stucchi low voltage system for track lighting is developed to satisfy all technical and design needs. The all system is based on a "smart core" that provides easy and magnetic installation of the lighting fixtures, and integrated databus for light control, thus being technically at the ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Yole Releases Report on MicroLEDs: Satus and Reality Check

Yole Releases Report on MicroLEDs: Satus and Reality Check MicroLEDs are drawing an increasing amount of attention. Startups have raised more than US$800 million to date, including at least US$100 million in 2019. It is estimated Apple has spent in the range of US$1.5 to US$2 billions on the technology over the last five years. Panel makers such as Samsung ... Read more »

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