Interviews & Tech-Talks BREGENZ (TTB)

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 »

Commentary | Aug 24, 2015

LED Innovation will Offer a Human-Centric Smart Lighting Platform Enabling Enterprise IOT

Frank Harder After a century of analog electrical light, the lighting industry has spent the last decade in transition to digital light sources; LEDs, sought to replace the tungsten filament. LEDs are now embedded in all market segments in both residential and commercial applications. The predictions of early LED pioneers such as Dr. Roland Haitz have become reality today: more lumens delivered at a lower cost with increasing reliability and quality of light attributes. As a result, the world of electrical light has accepted that LEDs will be its primary light source and contribute to saving significant electrical energy, reducing carbon emissions and providing increased safety and comfort in our homes, at work and even while commuting in traffic. Read more »

Tech-Talks Bregenz

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Daniel Doxsee, Nichia Europe, Deputy Managing Director

Daniel Doxsee Nichia is arguably the company with the longest history of manufacturing white LEDs. Recently, however, new competitors especially from China, have started challenging Nichia’s market share. Nichia’s role in strategic and technical solid-state lighting issues and its past, present and future were discussed with Daniel Doxsee, Nichia Chemical Europe’s Deputy Managing Director. Read more »

Commentary

A Confusing Situation that demands Solutions: Performance Specification

Jacob Nuesink Product innovations are not the only consequence of recent advancements in the lighting market. These changes must be accompanied by a realization that the “old” methods for specifying the performance of lighting products no longer fully apply and need to be amended. From the perspective of DEKRA, an organization specialized in the testing and certification of SSL products, the current situation shows the following picture: Read more »

Interview | Jun 18, 2015

Nobel Prize & Global Energy Prize Winner Prof. Shuji Nakamura Explains the Future of SSL Technology

Nobel Prize Winner Prof. Shuji Nakamura explains the future of SSL technologies. In an exclusive interview with Siegfried Luger, the publisher of LED professional, Nobel Prize & Global Energy Prize Winner, Prof. Shuji Nakamura presented a clear roadmap of how solid-state lighting technologies will evolve over the next few years. He also gave his view of winning approaches and explained why he thinks this way. Read more »

Tech-Talks Bregenz | Jan 30, 2015

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Mehmet Arik, University of Ozyegin, Turkey

Prof. Mehmet Arik Thermal management is an ongoing challenge and a topic of continued research and innovation. Prof. Mehmet Arik from the University of Ozyegin, Istanbul, also known as the ‘Edison of the 21st Century’, discussed core thermal issues and new innovative solutions, trends in cost reduction, packaging and how we can learn from electronics to achieve better thermal management of the system as a whole. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Measurement | Jan 09, 2015

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Jiangen Pan, Everfine, Founder & CTO

Prof. Jiangen Pan With ever-increasing demands on measurement equipment, it is becoming essential to meet user needs by providing combined solutions, which address optical, electrical and thermal issues. Prof. Jiangen Pan CEO, Founder and Chief Scientist at Everfine Institute of Optoelectronics, provided valuable insights on new compact solutions for LED measurements, his views and contributions towards global standards and how he works in his “thinking laboratory”. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Market | SSL

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dietmar Zembrot, LightingEurope, President

Dietmar Zembrot 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 »

Resources | LpR Article | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Smart Lighting & IoT | Controls | Sep 12, 2014

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Walter Werner Werner Mgmt. Services, CEO

Walter Werner The transition from traditional light sources to solid-state light sources has also affected lighting controls. Nowadays we talk about smart lighting, human centric lighting and software dominated lighting concepts. Dr. Walter Werner from Werner Management Services, a highly experienced lighting controls expert, discussed the major trends in lighting controls with LED professional, as part of the Tech-Talks BREGENZ series. Read more »

Tech-Talks Bregenz | Jun 16, 2014

Tech-Talks BREGENZ: Martina Paul, General Secretary, CIE (Article published in LpR #43)

Martina Paul With the rise of LEDs as the future lighting technology, the relatively stable lighting industry faces many changes and challenges. One of the main challenges is the ever increasing speed of transitions, something already seen in the semiconductor business. Standardization organizations are facing similar challenges. On the one hand they should define standards that will last as long as possible and on the other hand the standards need to be as clear and precise as possible. Martina Paul, Secretary General of the most important standardization body, the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) was invited to the Tech-Talks BREGENZ to discuss these topics. Read more »

Tech-Talks Bregenz

TechTalks BREGENZ - An Initiative for the "International Year of Light and Light Based Technologies 2015"

Martina Paul at the Festpielhaus in Bregenz. The date of Day of Photonics on October 21st was chosen to commemorate when the General Conference of Weights and Measures adopted the value of 299,792.458 km/s for the speed of light on 21 October 1983. Luger Research e.U., publisher of LED professional, is starting an exciting activity for the Year of Light 2015 and the Day of Photonics on October 21st 2014: A series of 4-6 top-level meetings per year with the most important and innovative players in the LED/OLED technologies global market place. Read more »

Commentary | Jan 20, 2014

"Beyond LM Testing - A New Metric for Quality over Lifetime" by Thor Scordelis

Testing laboratory In a recent blog post, the United States Department of Energy’s Jim Brodrick noted that solid-state lighting standards and testing methods “may not be glamorous, but they’re essential for the success of any technology, and SSL is no exception.” Certainly, this is true with respect to lumen quality, and for many years, the LM-80 standard, used to measure lumen maintenance of LED packages and modules, has sufficed. However, with the growing adoption of LED technology has come higher customer awareness and expectations. “Good enough” isn’t good enough anymore. Read more »

Interview | Products, Materials & Tools | Nov 11, 2013

Lighting Innovation - Dialog Semiconductor Introduces New smarteXite Technology Platform for Intelligent LED Lighting

Stefan Zudrell-Koch from Dialog Semiconductor and Siegfried Luger from LED professional, discussing the new smarteXite platform Dialog Semiconductor plc, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC, solid state lighting and short-range wireless technologies, announced its smarteXiteTM platform, enabling a new generation of highly flexible, programmable LED driver ICs for smart lighting applications. SmarteXite, based on fully configurable logic, is the first LED driver technology to directly and easily support wireless connectivity, light sensor control and allow easy integration into lighting control systems. Arno Grabher-Meyer and Siegfried Luger, both from LED professional, talked with Stefan Zudrell-Koch, Business Development Manager at Dialog Semiconductor, about their new technology platform. Read more »

Interview | Sep 05, 2013

The Transition to LED Lighting may Trigger a Cataclysmic Change in the Building Automation Industry

The evolution of lighting does not end with the LED replacement lamps. It goes further and will challenge other technologies like building automation Andy McMillan, President of BacNet International shares his thoughts on the future of the building automation industry. Read more »

Interview | Jun 03, 2013

Lumen Fortronic Forum in Italy – Interview with Franco Musiari

Mr. Franco Musiari Franco Musiari, Technical Director at Assodel, talks about the Lumen Fortronic Forum in Italy, which took place in Milan on May 23rd. Read more »

Interview | May 15, 2013

The Lighting Industry is Looking for a New Identity

Smart Lighting NXP Today, Siegfried Luger, publisher of LED professional, talked with Mr. Ed van den Kieboom, Conference Director Smart Lighting Event, and with Dr. Bruno Smets, Chair Conference Committee Smart Lighting Event, about the ongoing conference in Frankfurt. Read more »

Commentary | May 06, 2013

The Mandatory Basis for Professional LED Lighting - Guido Nattkemper, Director of LED Product Management at BAG electronics

Guido Nattkamper Platform management speeds up development, simplifies complexity, helps to manage the supply chain and improves quality. Read more »

Commentary | Apr 05, 2013

What is the Next Wave in Lighting - is it Purely Technology?

Uwe Hock Diversity makes lighting an exciting business. On the one hand you find people earning money with OLED doing one-off designs, then you have multi-billion Euro companies keeping their market share and reducing their workforce. How can this happen and what is next? Read more »

Commentary | Jan 30, 2013

It’s the Overall Solution That Counts, Not the Single Component

Stephan Wegstein The LpS 2012 in Bregenz emphasized again that customers from the lighting industry are looking more for solutions and less for components. Without proper support and an understanding of the complete application, the lighting revolution will be prolonged. Read more »

Commentary | May 15, 2012

Solid State Luminaires Pave the Way for an Industry

Christian Hochfilzer From metal sheet forming to optoelectronic systems: Luminaire manufacturing began soon after the production release of incandescent bulbs and since then has been linked to the peculiarities of the used light source. Read more »

Commentary | May 10, 2012

LED Lighting Trends in 2012: The Rise of Lighting Solutions?

Pars Mukish works at Yole Développement as a Market and Technology Analyst in the fields of LED and Compound Semiconductors where he makes technical, economic and marketing analyses. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering (ITECH – France) and a Master’s degree in Innovation and Technology Management (EM Lyon – France). He has worked as a Marketing Analyst and Techno-Economic Analyst for the past several years at the CEA (French Research Center). LEDs have already reached a sufficient “price/performance” level to enable massive adoption in LCD display applications. General Lighting applications will be the next and largest market for LED light sources. But the fact is that General Lighting can only take off if the cost/performance of LED based products can beat incumbent technologies. In that context, many of the lighting domain actors are developing new services in order to add innovation and value to Solid State Lighting, and differentiate them from traditional technologies. Will 2012 be the rise of Lighting Solutions? Read more »

Interview | Apr 26, 2012

LED Technology – Changing the Component Business in the Area of Lighting

Volker Neu, General Manager of LED at Vossloh-Schwabe Optoelectronic In an interview with LED professional, Volker Neu, the General Manager of LED at Vossloh-Schwabe Optoelectronic explains the influence LED technology has on the component business in the area of lighting. Internal and external changes and alterations are necessary to be able to adjust to new technologies. Innovations and standards are especially important for moving the business of LED solutions forward. Read more »

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