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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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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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