Zhaga | Trends | Jun 09, 2021

Zhaga: Standardizing Interfaces, Enabling Interoperability

Zhaga: Standardizing Interfaces, Enabling Interoperability Lighting must become both connected and serviceable to unlock IoT related business opportunities, enable the circular economy, and meet regulatory expectations. But doing so requires standardized interfaces that support interoperable components – which is where Zhaga comes in. Read more »

Philips Hue | App | Smart Lighting | Jun 09, 2021

Signify Launches New Philips Hue App

Signify Launches New Philips Hue App Signify is further enhancing the user experience of millions of Philips Hue users around the globe as it launches the fourth generation of the Philips Hue app. Rebuilt from the ground up, the all-new Philips Hue app has been designed as the foundation for the future of smart lighting. New technologies improve app performance both in overall function and in communication with your smart lighting system, while also delivering an intuitive and enhanced user experience. Read more »

AcuityBrands | Acquisition | Osram | Business | Jun 09, 2021

Acuity Brands Acquires the ams OSRAM Digital Systems Business in North America

Acuity Brands Acquires the ams OSRAM Digital Systems Business in North America Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) (“Acuity”) a leading industrial technology company announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase ams OSRAM’s North American Digital Systems (DS) business. Acuity’s ownership of ams OSRAM’s North American DS business will bring a strategic fit and perspective to customers and associates, and a growth strategy for the business. Acuity expects the transaction to close during the summer of 2021. Read more »

Cree LED | Horticulture | Jun 02, 2021

J Series® 2835 G Class Mid Power LEDs

 J Series® 2835 G Class Mid Power LEDs J Series 2835 G Class LEDs combine high efficacy and superior value in an industry-standard package. Optimized for both horticulture and general illumination applications, these LEDs are valued for their high efficacy and uniform appearance in applications such as downlights, troffers, panels and grow lights or for lighting applications where color quality is critical. J Series 2835 G Class LEDs are smaller, less expensive, better performing and higher efficacy than 3030s. Read more »

Henkel | Low Pressure Molding | Trends | Jun 02, 2021

Low Pressure Molding Technology for Lighting Electronics | Henkel’s Technomelt

Low Pressure Molding Technology for Lighting Electronics | Henkel’s Technomelt Henkel’s Low Pressure Molding technology for encapsulating electrical and electronic components in its Technomelt polyamide adhesive molding compounds is increasingly being adopted for lighting, electronic components, power and industrial automation, and HVAC applications. The technology offers numerous economic, process control, design and environmental advantages over alternative systems such as potting with reactive resin systems and high-pressure injection molding. Read more »

SSL | Luminus Devices | Hospitality | Featured | Jun 02, 2021

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 light with excellent color rendering and 2 step SDCM color control standard. Read more »

NFC | Osram | Infineon | Smart Lighting | Jun 01, 2021

Extended Flexibility in LED Luminaires Configuration with NFC Programming

Extended Flexibility in LED Luminaires Configuration with NFC Programming Reduced complexity together with increased functionality and efficiency are dominating the agenda of all lighting manufacturers. In this regard, Osram and Infineon Technologies AG now join forces to enable Near Field Communication (NFC) programming for the industry. Osram’s new OPTOTRONIC ® FIT product family features Infineon’s NLM0011 and NLM0010 dual-mode NFC wireless configuration integrated circuits (ICs) with pulse width modulation (PWM). Read more »

TRIZ | Workshop | Trends | Jun 01, 2021

TRIZ@Light Workshop – Part I

TRIZ@Light Workshop – Part I Luger Research organized the first TRIZ@Light workshop and pointed out the general development trends in this first part. The first main trend was presented in the workshop and discussed with the participants. Read more »

L-Prize | DOE | Business | Jun 01, 2021

DOE Announces New L-Prize for Next Generation LED Lighting

DOE Announces New L-Prize for Next Generation LED Lighting The Lighting Prize (L-Prize) is designed to advance the U.S. clean energy economy for next-generation LED lighting, encouraging innovators and researchers to engage in advanced lighting system development that leads to transformative designs, products, and impact. The L-Prize will reward innovations that move rapidly to improve lighting performance, resulting in energy, carbon, and cost savings for American businesses and consumers. Read more »

SSL | White Mid Power LEDs | Samsung | May 27, 2021

New Mid-Power LED Enables Luminaires to Meet Latest DLC V5.1 Premium and EU’s ErP Ecodesign Requirements to Accommodate Evolving Needs of the Lighting Industry

New Mid-Power LED Enables Luminaires to Meet Latest DLC V5.1 Premium and EU’s ErP Ecodesign Requirements to Accommodate Evolving Needs of the Lighting Industry Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today introduced the LM301B EVO, a new mid-power LED package that has been designed to set the pace in light efficacy and color quality for indoor and industrial applications. Read more »

Horticulture | Luxeon 5050 | Lumileds | Featured | May 27, 2021

LUXEON 5050 Offers Advanced Options for the Horticulture Industry

LUXEON 5050 Offers Advanced Options for the Horticulture Industry Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions and the originator of the 5050 LED, is again improving LUXEON 5050 Round performance and is characterizing the LED for use in the horticulture industry. For illumination applications, 70 CRI lumen performance increases by as much as 5lm. In the case of a minimum 15,000 lumen streetlight, this equates to a 10% reduction in LEDs and significant cost savings. Read more »

Trends | May 26, 2021

A Blue-Enriched, Increased Intensity Light Intervention to Improve Alertness and Performance in Rotating Night Shift Workers in an Operational Setting

A Blue-Enriched, Increased Intensity Light Intervention to Improve Alertness and Performance in Rotating Night Shift Workers in an Operational Setting This study examined the efficacy of a lighting intervention that increased both light intensity and short-wavelength (blue) light content to improve alertness, performance and mood in night shift workers in a chemical plant. Read more »

Lumileds | Sustainability | Business | May 20, 2021

Lumileds 2020 Sustainability Report

Lumileds 2020 Sustainability Report Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, has released its 2020 Sustainability Report that details the company’s progress in supporting the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy. In the report, Lumileds highlights how its lighting solutions contribute to positive changes in energy usage, safety, and health and well-being, supporting the company’s commitment to making the world safer, more sustainable, and beautiful with light. Read more »

CSA | Matter | Connectivity Standards Alliance | Smart Lighting | May 19, 2021

The Connectivity Standards Alliance Unveils Matter, Formerly Known as Project CHIP

The Connectivity Standards Alliance Unveils Matter, Formerly Known as Project CHIP The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), formerly known as the Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced Matter – the interoperable, secure connectivity standard for the future of the smart home. Read more »

Matter | CSA | IoT | Smart Lighting | Signify | May 19, 2021

Smart Home Connectivity with Industry-unified Technology Matter IoT

Smart Home Connectivity with Industry-unified Technology Matter IoT Signify announces WiZ as one of the first smart lighting players of which all new products will be Matter-upgradable. Matter, a new open-source industry-unifying technology that enables smart home devices to interact seamlessly, was announced by the Connectivity Standards Alliance on May 11. WiZ’s Matter-upgradable new products will hit the shelves from September 2021. Read more »

Business | Acquisition | Dialog Semiconductor | Renesas | May 17, 2021

Renesas and Dialog Semiconductor to Join Forces to Advance Global Leadership in Embedded Solutions

Renesas and Dialog Semiconductor to Join Forces to Advance Global Leadership in Embedded Solutions Renesas Electronics Corporation (“Renesas”, TSE: 6723), a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Dialog Semiconductor Plc (“Dialog”, XETRA:DLG), a provider of power management, charging, AC/DC power conversion, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) technology, announced they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended all-cash acquisition by Renesas of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Dialog (the “Acquisition”) for EUR 67.50 per share, representing a total equity value of approximately EUR 4.9 billion (approximately 615.7 billion yen). Read more »

Trends | Videos | May 17, 2021

Good Light for Healthy, Daytime-Active People – Good Light Group

Good Light for Healthy, Daytime-Active People – Good Light Group People need daylight to synchronize their circadian clock, or indoor lighting that mimics the positive aspects of daylight. We call this good light. Good Light is Attractive: Good Light indoors is high quality and comfortable for the eyes. Good Light is Dynamic: Good Light indoors is stimulating during the day with an intensity that is at least 5x higher and relaxing during the evening with an intensity that is at least 5x lower, than the current standard for vision. Read more »

Opinions | International Day of Light | May 17, 2021

Science in the Spotlight for the International Day of Light 2021 by John DUDLEY

Science in the Spotlight for the International Day of Light 2021 by John DUDLEY Now in its fourth year, the UNESCO International Day of Light is one of the most anticipated science events on the global calendar of United Nations observances. Since its inception in 2018, over 1200 activities and events of all kinds have taken place in more than 80 countries, and even aboard the International Space Station! Read more »

Webinar | Store Lighting | Featured | May 12, 2021

WEBINAR, May 20th – Luxury Store Lighting 101: Innovation, Design, Sustainability

WEBINAR, May 20th – Luxury Store Lighting 101: Innovation, Design, Sustainability This webinar will discuss key aspects of lighting for store locations representing sophisticated retail brands. The focus will be given to the efficacy, quality, design and sustainability of a lighting scheme. The complete lighting supply chain is served by the webinar. Read more »

Appointments | May 08, 2021

Matt Sturgess Joins the LIA as New CEO

Matt Sturgess Joins the LIA as New CEO The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) welcomes Matt Sturgess to the position of CEO of The LIA. He took up his position on 12 April 2021, replacing interim CEO, Paul Crisp, who has been doing an exceptional job supporting the LIA team and its Members as they plan for the post 2020 era. Read more »

Instrument Systems | Infrared Sources | Measurement | Featured | IR | May 08, 2021

Precise Characterization of Infrared Sources

Precise Characterization of Infrared Sources The demand for IR measurement solutions has increased significantly in the recent years. IR LEDs and IR lasers such as VCSELs have enabled many new applications in the field of “IR sensing”, using the NIR range (800-1000 nm) but also higher wavelengths as 1380 nm. Measurement tasks range from 3D sensing (facial recognition, LiDAR and automotive in-cabin driver monitoring) to optical fingerprint sensors and healthcare monitoring. Read more »

DALI+ | DALI Alliance | Smart Lighting | May 05, 2021

DALI+ Delivers DALI Lighting Control with Wireless and IP-based Networking

DALI+ Delivers DALI Lighting Control with Wireless and IP-based Networking  The DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, has launched DALI+, a new brand that denotes DALI over wireless and IP-based networks. Read more »

Horticulture | BIOS | May 05, 2021

BIOS Launches the Next Generation of Icarus™ LED Grow Lights and Expands its Portfolio of DLC Listed Fixtures

BIOS Launches the Next Generation of Icarus™ LED Grow Lights and Expands its Portfolio of DLC Listed Fixtures BIOS, a NASA spinoff and leader in engineering horticultural lighting built with the grower in mind, today announced its next generation of DLC certified BIOS Icarus LED Grow Lights. Read more »

LUXEON Rubix | Lumileds | Featured | SSL | May 04, 2021

Tiny and Powerful LUXEON Rubix LEDs Raise the Bar for CRI, Lumens, and Efficacy with Addition of Lime and PC Amber

Tiny and Powerful LUXEON Rubix LEDs Raise the Bar for  CRI, Lumens, and Efficacy with Addition of Lime and PC Amber Lumileds today introduced two new colors – PC Amber and Lime – for its very small and very powerful LUXEON Rubix LED portfolio. The 1.4 square millimeter footprint is almost pixel like and belies the light output that’s possible from this high-power LED. There are 6 color options plus white in the portfolio. Read more »

Cree LED | Architectural Illumination | SSL | May 04, 2021

Cree LED Offers New RGBW LEDs for Architectural Illumination

Cree LED Offers New RGBW LEDs for Architectural Illumination Cree LED offers the broadest line of RGBW LEDs for architectural illumination. The market leading, upgraded CLQ6B, new CLW6A and CLR6A SMD LEDs are high performing 3 & 4 color LEDs. Read more »

Global Lighting Directory | GLD | May 04, 2021

Global Lighting Directory (GLD) Map

Global Lighting Directory (GLD) Map The Global Lighting Directory (GLD) Map helps to effectively identify major stakeholders within stakeholder groups, geographic regions, and "Areas of Excellence". Read more »

Opinions | Jan Denneman | Apr 27, 2021

Good Light is as Important as Good Food and Good Air

Good Light is as Important as Good Food and Good Air Scientific studies make very clear that good light is crucial for our health and well-being. Good light does more than enable us to see. It is the most important “zeitgeber” for our brain and body and synchronizes our internal circadian clock. Why are the scientific findings so often not being applied in practice and must we all spend our lives in biological darkness? Read more »

Trends | Videos | Apr 27, 2021

LpS Digital Video: Lighting & Biology by Professor Robert LUCAS

LpS Digital Video: Lighting & Biology by Professor Robert LUCAS Meet the Guru, Part III – Lighting & Biology by Professor Robert LUCAS, University of Manchester, Sponsored by SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS Read more »

Smart Lighting | Zhaga | Book 18 | Controls | Apr 27, 2021

Zhaga’s Book 18 Ed. 3.0 Approved

Zhaga’s Book 18 Ed. 3.0 Approved Zhaga Steering Committee has approved the 3rd edition of the popular Book 18 specification for outdoor luminaires. The new edition allows for architectures combining an ANSI C136.41 dimming receptacle with a Zhaga receptacle next to the architectures already specified in Ed. 2.0. Additionally, Zhaga-D4i certification of hybrid luminaires as well as control devices with an ANSI interface have become available. Read more »

LG | Automotive | LED Modules | Apr 26, 2021

New High-Brightness Front and Rear Automotive Lighting Module

New High-Brightness Front and Rear Automotive Lighting Module LG Innotek (CEO Cheol-dong Jeong) announced on the 20th that it had developed 'Nexlide-E,' an automotive lighting module that produces bright and uniform light. Read more »

Luminell | Business | Apr 21, 2021

Glamox Acquires Luminell

Glamox Acquires Luminell Glamox AS has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Norwegian company Luminell Group AS. Read more »

CoolStar 3445 | MechaTronix | Thermal Management | Apr 21, 2021

CoolStar® 3445 - Narrow Beam Compact Spot Lights

CoolStar® 3445 - Narrow Beam Compact Spot Lights The market of compact spot lights for use in kitchens, porches, balconies,… is more and more asking for high-end lighting designs with consistent colors, long life time, perfect thermal management and a good flexibility in optical choices. Read more »

Automotive | PixCell LED | Samsung | Apr 21, 2021

PixCell LED for Intelligent Headlight Systems to Enhance Road Safety

PixCell LED for Intelligent Headlight Systems to Enhance Road Safety Monolithically-integrated PixCell LED design provides precise selective lighting control to improve driving visibility and help drivers better respond to surrounding environments. Read more »

Business | Fagerhult | Apr 20, 2021

Fagerhult Group Acquires Seneco

Fagerhult Group Acquires Seneco To strengthen our connectivity offering for outdoor environments, the Fagerhult Group has acquired the remaining 80% shares in Seneco A/S. 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 »

Smart Lighting | DALI Alliance | Wireless | Gateway | Apr 15, 2021

DALI Alliance Issues Specifications for Wireless to DALI Gateways

DALI Alliance Issues Specifications for Wireless to DALI Gateways The DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, has published specifications for Wireless to DALI Gateways that define how DALI lighting products can be incorporated into two widely-used, non-DALI wireless ecosystems, namely Bluetooth mesh and Zigbee. Read more »

LeddarTech | Olaf Berlien | Appointments | Apr 13, 2021

LeddarTech Announces the Appointment of Dr Olaf Berlien to Its Board of Directors

LeddarTech Announces the Appointment of Dr Olaf Berlien to Its Board of Directors LeddarTech®, a global leader in Level 1-5 ADAS and AD sensing technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Olaf Berlien to its Board of Directors, further enhancing the diversity and industry expertise of the Board. Read more »

DIAL | RELUX | GLDF | Trends | Apr 12, 2021

DIAL and RELUX are Working Together to Develop a New Data Format for Lights and Sensors, the Global Lighting Data Format (GLDF)

DIAL and RELUX are Working Together to Develop a New Data Format for Lights and Sensors, the Global Lighting Data Format (GLDF) GLDF is an open, free format that can be used across the entire lighting industry and meets the latest BIM process requirements. Manufacturers, planners and even software manufacturers will benefit from this new format. Read more »

Business | LEDCity | Fundings | Apr 12, 2021

Funding: LEDCity Secured CHF 2 Million

Funding: LEDCity Secured CHF 2 Million LEDCity, a Zurich, Switzerland-based producer of autonomous lighting systems, announced completing a CHF 2M ($2.1M) capital funding round. The money was raised from local investors from Switzerland, including angel investors via SICTIC. Read more »

White Papers | UV Measurement | Featured | Apr 09, 2021

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 measurement tools. However, accurate light measurement in this spectral range presents challenges, such as how to accurately measure the irradiance if the wavelength of the light is not exactly known. Read more »

IR | Luminus Devices | Apr 08, 2021

New IR LEDs Set New Output Benchmark

New IR LEDs Set New Output Benchmark Luminus Devices has expanded its portfolio of ultra-high-power infrared (IR) LEDs with a new product line that addresses the rapid expansion of life sciences, medical, machine vision, and industrial applications. Read more »

LightingEurope | Renovation Call | Business | Apr 07, 2021

LightingEurope Reiterates its Call to Accelerate Renovation of Lighting

LightingEurope Reiterates its Call to Accelerate Renovation of Lighting LightingEurope reiterates its call on national governments across Europe and on EU institutions to redouble their efforts and further accelerate renovation across Europe. Read more »

Business | Seoul Viosys | Earnings | Apr 06, 2021

Seoul Viosys Records Historical High First Quarter Earnings

Seoul Viosys Records Historical High First Quarter Earnings Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 092190), a leading global compound semiconductor provider, today announced that despite low seasonality, it achieved the highest first quarter sales of all time (preliminary sales announcement). Read more »

SSL | MetroSpec Technology | Tunable White Light | Apr 06, 2021

HCL LED Modules with Tuning Technology

HCL LED Modules with Tuning Technology MetroSpec Technology, a leading American manufacturer of custom LED light sources announces FlexRad® Dim2Tone™, a flexible LED light engine that dims and changes color tone with a single dimming source, enabling smooth color transition through blending. Read more »

SSL | YUJILEDS | Red Spectrum | Apr 06, 2021

New LED Series with Enhanced Deep Red + Near-infrared Spectrum

New LED Series with Enhanced Deep Red + Near-infrared Spectrum Deep red and near-infrared are important wavelengths for specific applications as horticulture lighting, and medical lighting. However, only red or near-infrared LEDs are available for the general market with single bands and typical peak wavelengths of 630nm, 660nm, or 730nm. Read more »

SSL | Cree LED | Featured | Apr 01, 2021

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 »

Smart Lighting | Avi-on | UL | IoT | Mar 31, 2021

First Commercial Lighting Company Achieves IoT Security Rating

First Commercial Lighting Company Achieves IoT Security Rating UL announced that Avi-on Labs, Inc. is the first commercial lighting company to be recognized for achieving UL's IoT Security Rating. This Platinum level IoT Security Rating, as evaluated by UL, demonstrates that the Avi-on Pro Commercial Lighting Control Platform product line uses industry best practices and meets critical benchmarks for Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity. Read more »

Appointments | LightingEurope | Mar 29, 2021

LightingEurope Board and President Elected

LightingEurope Board and President Elected The General Assembly elected on 26 March a new Executive Board for a 2-year mandate. The Executive Board consists of an equal number of representatives of national lighting associations and corporate members of LightingEurope and has the role of implementing the LightingEurope strategy and work plans. Read more »

SSL | Measurement | Lisun Electronics | Mar 26, 2021

Improve the Accuracy of the LED Flux Testing in the Sphere

Improve the Accuracy of the LED Flux Testing in the Sphere According to the particularity of LED luminous flux measurement, unique optimization is adopted in the design of the integrating sphere for LED measurement combined with the diffuse materials of high reflectivity, which makes the system stability and accuracy have great improvement. The experimental results show that the system stability and consistency is much higher than other common LED test system. It is the system which is really suitable for LED optical parameters measurement. Read more »

FEATURED

J Series® 2835 G Class Mid Power LEDs

 J Series® 2835 G Class Mid Power LEDs J Series 2835 G Class LEDs combine high efficacy and superior value in an industry-standard package. Optimized for both horticulture and general illumination applications, these LEDs are valued for their high efficacy and uniform appearance in applications such as downlights, troffers, panels and ... Read more »

FEATURED

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 »

FEATURED

LUXEON 5050 Offers Advanced Options for the Horticulture Industry

LUXEON 5050 Offers Advanced Options for the Horticulture Industry Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions and the originator of the 5050 LED, is again improving LUXEON 5050 Round performance and is characterizing the LED for use in the horticulture industry. For illumination applications, 70 CRI lumen performance increases by as much as 5lm. In ... Read more »

FEATURED

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 »

page_peel