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Business | ams OSRAM | Inventronics | Jun 30, 2022
ams OSRAM reaches an agreement for Inventronics to acquire the Digital Systems business in Europe and Asia
ams OSRAM reaches an agreement for Inventronics to acquire the Digital Systems business in Europe and Asia ams OSRAM, a global leader in optical solutions, announced today the agreement to sell the Digital Systems business in Europe and Asia to Inventronics, a global supplier of LED drivers. ams OSRAM will continue to focus on the high technology semiconductor business, as well as automotive, entertainment and industry lamps business. The transaction represents a further milestone in the implementation of ams OSRAM’s strategy to focus on core technology areas in illumination, visualization and sensing, and to divest businesses that are not core to the company’s strategy. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. Read more »
Trends | IES | Standards | Jun 30, 2022
New Standards from IES
New Standards from IES The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently introduced four new standards documents addressing current challenges that face the lighting industry – navigating near-field photometry, standardizing iterations of lighting controls intent, the importance of UV lighting, and promoting a balanced outdoor environment. The four new standards are available in the IES webstore, and include: Read more »
Lightfair 2022 | Awards | Business | Jun 22, 2022
2022 Lightfair Innovation Awards Celebrate 18 Winners
2022 Lightfair Innovation Awards Celebrate 18 Winners LightFair has announced the winners of its 2022 LightFair Innovation Awards (LIAs) in 14 categories, along with four overall excellence distinctions: Most Innovative Product of the Year (MIFOR 70 Lighting System by Klus), Technical Innovation (TruBlu™ Bluetooth Mesh Fixture Controller with Long Range Antenna by McWong International), Design Excellence (Easy-Link by Edison Price Lighting) and Judges’ Citation (CombiCable by Gripple) awards. The LightFair Conference and Trade Show runs through Thursday, June 23, at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s West Hall. Read more »
SSL | Quantum Dots | Jun 15, 2022
Newly Developed Technique to Improve Quantum Dots Color Conversion Performance
Newly Developed Technique to Improve Quantum Dots Color Conversion Performance Quantum dots color conversion (QDCC) has become a foundational technology in the design of full-color light-emitting devices with dramatically improved color performance. However, conventional QDCC pixels fabricated by inkjet printing, that is commonly used, are still too thin to achieve efficient color conversion. A research team has developed perovskite quantum dots microarrays with strong potential for QDCC applications, including photonics integration, micro-LEDs, and near-field displays. Read more »
ioXt | IoT | Smart Lighting | Jun 15, 2022
ioXt to Secure Network Lighting Controllers
ioXt to Secure Network Lighting Controllers The ioXt Alliance, the global standard for IoT security, announced today that a new round of Network Lighting Controllers (NLCs) have been certified through the ioXt Certification Program under its NLC Profile. As part of their efforts to increase the level of security in their products, top NLC manufacturers including GE Current, Eiko Global and Digital Lumens, Inc., tested and earned their ioXt Certification after meeting the ioXt’s rigorous standards, which fulfills the NLC5 technical requirements set forth by the DesignLights Consortium (DLC). Read more »
Instrument Systems | VCSEL | Testing | Featured | Automotive | Jun 15, 2022
VCSEL Testing in Production Lines
VCSEL Testing in Production Lines Quality control of VCSELs and EELs in production lines requires the full optical characterization of a device-under-test (DUT) within milliseconds. For this, the combination of an integrating sphere (ISP series) and a high-resolution array spectroradiometer of our CAS series is the ideal system for fast and reliable tests of semiconductor laser diodes, determining key characteristics like the centroid wavelength and the radiant power. Read more »
DOE | Control Systems | Energy Management | Business | Jun 14, 2022
DOE Releases Request for Information on Research and Development Opportunities in Energy Management Control Systems
DOE Releases Request for Information on Research and Development Opportunities in Energy Management Control Systems DOE’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) has released a request for information (RFI) to inform BTO’s strategic direction and future investments in technology research and development (R&D) on energy management control systems. The RFI solicits feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on a range of identified R&D opportunities related to the hardware, software, cybersecurity, and interoperability of energy management control systems. BTO will use information obtained through this RFI to update its current R&D strategy to meet its decarbonization, energy savings, and cost reduction goals. Read more »
Automotive | Magna | Jun 14, 2022
Magna Illuminates the Future of Styling With Breakthrough Lighting
Magna Illuminates the Future of Styling With Breakthrough Lighting Exterior lighting is increasingly becoming a central styling differentiator while helping to improve safety through greater visibility. Magna’s Breakthrough Lighting solution featured on the thermoplastic liftgate known as Litgate, combines the company’s expertise in exteriors and lighting and offers new ways to personalize and allow consumers to interact with their vehicles. Magna plans to have the technology ready for production in 2023. Read more »
OSRAM Digital Systems | LED Drivers | Smart Lighting | Featured | Jun 13, 2022
More Lighting Power for Horticulture
More Lighting Power for Horticulture Thanks to our unique expertise and system competence (LED chips, modules, drivers and light management systems) OSRAM DS is a perfect partner for standard as well as customized lighting concepts in indoor farming, offering a comprehensive portfolio with switchable, dimmable and controllable solutions for your horticulture concept. Read more »
Cree LED | Color LEDs | Element G LEDs | XLamp | Featured | SSL | Jun 02, 2022
Always the Best Performance: XLamp® Element G LEDs for Color Mixing
Always the Best Performance: XLamp® Element G LEDs for Color Mixing Cree LED, an SGH company, offers one of the broadest portfolios of application-optimized LED chips and components, leading the industry in performance and reliability. Our team delivers best-in-class technology and breakthrough solutions for applications in High Power and Mid-Power General Lighting, Specialty Lighting and Video Screens. Read more »
Automotive | LUXEON HL 1Z | LEDs | Featured | May 31, 2022
Tiny Source Ensures Precise Bream Control and Color Quality
Tiny Source Ensures Precise Bream Control and Color Quality Lumileds newest high-power CSP LED is LUXEON HL1Z, an un-domed, single-sided, emitter that delivers high efficacy – 137lm/W or more – from a very small package just 1.4mm square. The top emission prevents “cross-talk” and contributes to the superior color over angle performance and color consistency. Read more »
microLEDs | LEDMAN | Lars Samuelson | Appointments | May 31, 2022
Swedish Academician Lars Samuelson Visited Ledman for Academic Exchange on Micro LED Technology
Swedish Academician Lars Samuelson Visited Ledman for Academic Exchange on Micro LED Technology Lars Samuelson, professor of Lund University, LU and academician of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Academician of the Swedish Academy of Engineering, accompanied by four others, visited Ledman Headquarters building. Martin Lee, Chairman and President of Ledman, Tu Menglong, Senior Director of Technology R&D Center and other leaders, on behalf of Ledman, extended a warm welcome to them, showing them around the exhibition hall of Ledman and holding cordial exchanges. Read more »
COB LEDs | Luminus | SSL | Featured | May 30, 2022
Luminus Gen 4 High Density COBs Leverage Robusto™ Technology
Luminus Gen 4 High Density COBs Leverage Robusto™ Technology Luminus Devices introduces the next generation for high lumen density, white COB arrays featuring the latest enhancement to improve maximum operating temperature, Robusto technology. High lumen density parts are used in narrow beam applications where Center Beam Candle Power (CBCP) is the key metric. Read more »
LED Modules | MetroSpecs | SSL | Featured | May 30, 2022
Powerful and Versatile: Multi-Directional LED Solutions
Powerful and Versatile: Multi-Directional LED Solutions FlexRad®, a novel, high performing, cut-to-size, LED light circuit technology, has been in volume production at MetroSpec Technology® for 14 years and is installed in hundreds of thousands of locations. FlexRad includes a variety of technologies that allows fixture manufacturers to fill almost any shape with light. Read more »
Business | ams OSRAM | Traxon | May 12, 2022
ams OSRAM Signs Agreement to Sell its Dynamic Lighting Business Traxon Technologies to Prosperity Group
ams OSRAM Signs Agreement to Sell its Dynamic Lighting Business Traxon Technologies to Prosperity Group ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, announced today that an agreement has been reached to sell the Traxon Technologies business, including the benchmark dynamic lighting controls e:cue, to Prosperity Group, a privately owned lighting company headquartered in Hong Kong. Prosperity Group is a modern conglomerate deep-rooted in the lighting industry with investments and operations across diversified business sectors in global markets and a long-term partner to ams OSRAM and OSRAM for over 40 years. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. Read more »
Outdoor Applications | OSRAM | SSL | Featured | May 04, 2022
Economical and Enduring: New Solutions for Outdoor Lighting
Economical and Enduring: New Solutions for Outdoor Lighting Areas and sports facility lighting with conventional technology is always linked to high power consumption. Our new PrevaLED Brick HP HE LED module and OT 2DIM P7 High Power drivers combine optimal performance in reliability and lifetime, with maximum energy efficiency. Read more »
Lighting Module | Edison Opto | Featured | SSL | May 02, 2022
Edison Opto provides Design and Manufacture Custom Modules Services
Edison Opto provides Design and Manufacture Custom Modules Services We Edison Opto provides design and manufactures advanced module customization services. In addition, we offer LDMS integration technical services. All our modules have high efficiency, Premium CRI90+, and a long-life span of over 100,000 Hrs LM80. We can provide professional and complex design and customized services for any application, performance requirements in AC and DC, and any shape. We can help customers simplify processes, save production costs, and expand their capabilities to new fields and more diverse projects without adding equipment or labor, and quickly gain a place in the market. Read more »
White LEDs | Cree LED | Featured | SSL | May 02, 2022
XLamp® XD16 Premium White LEDs: Improved Optical Performance
XLamp® XD16 Premium White LEDs: Improved Optical Performance XLamp® XD16 is Cree LED’s newest Extreme Density LED, delivering up to 5½ times higher lumen density than Cree LED’s previous generation of high-power LEDs. The ceramic based XD16 LED package addresses challenges with luminaire manufacturing, thermal design, optical design and reliability that have been experienced with competing small form factor LEDs. Read more »
SSL | High-Lumen Output | White LEDs | Featured | May 01, 2022
LUXEON HL2Z: High Flux, Tight Beam Control, Lower Sys Costs
LUXEON HL2Z: High Flux, Tight Beam Control, Lower Sys Costs Lumileds has introduced LUXEON HL2Z, an un-domed, CSP, single-sided, high-power LED that significantly reduces system costs while delivering high flux density, high luminance and precise beam control. It delivers more than 315 lumens and more than 160 lumens per Watt from a compact 2.3mm square package that is just 0.36mm high. Read more »
DeLighted Talks | International Day of Light | Business
deLIGHTed Talks: The Right Light at the Right Time – Bright Days, Dark Nights
deLIGHTed Talks: The Right Light at the Right Time – Bright Days, Dark Nights The Good Light Group, together with the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), the Daylight Academy (DLA), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and Luger Research (LR), are organizing and presenting the “The Right Light at the Right Time – Bright Days, Dark Nights” lectures. The webinar explains the need for a good day and night light based on scientific evidence and practical experience. Read more »
Horticulture | Nichia | Hortisolis | Apr 30, 2022
NICHIA’s Hortisolis™ LEDs Provide an Optimized Spectrum for Plant Growth
NICHIA’s Hortisolis™ LEDs Provide an Optimized Spectrum for Plant Growth Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the launch of the Hortisolis™ Series of white LEDs. By incorporating only the light necessary for plant growth in one package through the delicate combination of phosphors, Hortisolis™ makes it possible to maximize the production efficiency per area of the vertical farm while providing a good working environment within the closed environments. Read more »
Lamps | Rules | DoE | Business | Apr 30, 2022
DOE Finalizes Two New Rules for General Service Lamps
DOE Finalizes Two New Rules for General Service Lamps The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today adopted two new rules for light bulbs, also known as general service lamps, that will conserve energy and help consumers save on their energy bills. The first rule establishes a revised definition of general service lamps while the second implements the minimum standard of 45 lumens per watt for light bulbs that meet the revised definition. These rules are part of 100 energy efficiency actions the Biden Administration is completing this year, which together will save families $100 every year. Read more »
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