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 »

Human Centric Lighting | Lumileds | Bios Lighting | Featured | Mar 24, 2021

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 industry-leading efficacy and uniformity at the lowest solution cost. Read more »

Trends | Signify | 3D Printing | Mar 24, 2021

India’s First Tailor-Made 3D Printed Luminaires

India’s First Tailor-Made 3D Printed Luminaires Signify launched India’s first tailor-made 3D printed luminaires. This highly flexible and more sustainable form of manufacturing, using a 100% recyclable polycarbonate material, enables the company to produce luminaires that have bespoke designs or are tailored to customer’s exact needs and recycled at the end of their life, supporting a circular economy. Read more »

Trends | Mar 20, 2021

Photobiomodulation Technology in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Photobiomodulation Technology in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease REGEnLIFE, a company specialized in the research and development of innovative photo-medical technologies for the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, announces today the promising results of the pilot clinical trial evaluating its technology in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Read more »

Smart Lighting | Drivers | Cuvee Systems | Mar 20, 2021

Universal Quad Mode Driver

Universal Quad Mode Driver Cuvée Systems has announced its Universal Quad Mode Driver ideal for both residential and commercial applications. This is the industry’s first universal driver that can dim by all 4 commonly used dimming methods: phase cut leading edge or trailing edge, 0-10V or PWM. Read more »

Business | Mar 18, 2021

Atar Capital Acquires Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls from Panasonic Corporation

Atar Capital Acquires Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls from Panasonic Corporation Atar Capital, a Los Angeles-based global private investment firm, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls from parent company, Panasonic Corporation. Both North American companies are market leaders in the industry, recognized for their award-winning commitment to quality and innovation in digital lighting design that provides end-to-end vertical lighting ecosystems. Read more »

Smart Lighting & IoT | Smart Lighting &amp | T2M-Semi | Mar 18, 2021

Smart Lighting Platform Licensed by Leading European Lighting Company

Smart Lighting Platform Licensed by Leading European Lighting Company T2M-Semi, a global technology provider, announced the licensing of its partners’ Smart Lighting Platform “end to end” Management Solution to a leading European lighting company. Read more »

Digi-Key | Mar 17, 2021

Digi-Key Electronics Launches Enhanced Part Tracing for Cut Tape Printing

Digi-Key Electronics Launches Enhanced Part Tracing for Cut Tape Printing Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world's largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, announced that it has launched an enhanced traceability feature called Part Tracing for printing information to appear directly on cut tape products. This new development will enable engineers to better organize their components and also improve traceability. Read more »

Automotive | Testing | Instrument Systems | Mar 17, 2021

Short-pulse High-Power LED Testing

Short-pulse High-Power LED Testing Optical measurement accuracy for high-power LEDs in advanced LED package designs calls for extremely fast and precisely triggerable spectroradiometers. Read more »

Horticulture | Indoor Farming | Light Science Technologies | Mar 17, 2021

Indoor Farming Laboratory Opened

Indoor Farming Laboratory Opened Light Science Technologies (LST), one of the UK’s leading AgriTech firms, has opened its new, state-of-the-art in-house laboratory as it aims to revolutionise indoor farming by helping growers create the perfect plant recipe. Read more »

LED | Featured | Nichia | Mar 16, 2021

NICHIA’s Advanced Phosphor Technology LEDs Deliver Industry’s Highest Joint-boost in Color Rendering and Efficacy

NICHIA’s Advanced Phosphor Technology LEDs Deliver Industry’s Highest Joint-boost in Color Rendering and Efficacy NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces its H6 series. Implemented into NICHIA’s 3030 mid-power 757 package to start, the new family of LEDs delivers the highest multi-level boost in color rendition and efficacy whilst maintaining the outstanding lifetime expected from NICHIA. Read more »

Human Centric Lighting | Market Assessment | Mar 12, 2021

Light and Wellness Market Assessment

Light and Wellness Market Assessment The DLC has released a request for proposals for a consultant to characterize the LED light and wellness lighting market as it pertains to commercial applications. Proposals will be accepted until March 29, 2021. Read more »

Automotive | Osram Continental | Mar 11, 2021

Exchangeable Light Engine for Automotive Headlamps

Exchangeable Light Engine for Automotive Headlamps With its new eXchangeable Light Engine, OSRAM Continental is now extending and simplifying the integration of LED lighting solutions to entry-level vehicle classes. The automotive lighting specialist aims to create a new industry standard where LED headlights are to become the norm in automotive lighting – to make driving at night significantly safer. Read more »

Business | Featured | Events | Mar 11, 2021

deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life | May 11th, 3 PM CEST

deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life | May 11th, 3 PM CEST 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 “Good Light – Good Life” lectures. The webinar explains how good light indoors contributes to health and well-being. Read more »

Hamamatsu | microLEDs | LED | Mar 10, 2021

Inspection of micro-LEDs for Next-Generation Displays

Inspection of micro-LEDs for Next-Generation Displays Hamamatsu Photonics has developed a system for high-speed inspection of micro-LEDs on wafers to detect abnormalities in their external appearance, intensity and wavelength of their light emissions. This inspection system utilizes a photoluminescence (PL) measurement technique* that is based on our advanced image processing technology and a newly developed imaging module with our unique optical design technology. Read more »

Business | Digi-Key | On-Semiconductor | Mar 10, 2021

Digi-Key Electronics Named ON Semiconductor Global High Service Distributor of the Year

Digi-Key Electronics Named ON Semiconductor Global High Service Distributor of the Year       Digi-Key Electronics, the leading global electronic components distributor, was named ON Semiconductor’s Global High Service Distributor for 2020. This is the second year Digi-Key has been recognized with the Global High Service Distribution Partner Award, which honors the distributor that led channel sales, grew market share, captured increased sales of products and scored highly on overall process excellence in the evolving semiconductor market. Read more »

Quantum Dots | Nano-Lit Technologies | Trends | Mar 09, 2021

Quantum Dots Launch For The First Time In Lighting

Quantum Dots Launch For The First Time In Lighting Vancouver based, Nano-Lit Technologies lighting system adjusts wavelengths and colour temperature throughout the day to support the alignment of the body’s circadian rhythm to the day-night cycle. SENSO Lighting fixtures with Nano-Lit light engines address features within the WELL Light concept of WELL v2. The effect of light on people is an emerging area of study and to date we know more about its effect on plants than people in buildings. Read more »

Trends | Micledi | Mar 08, 2021

microLED Displays for Augmented Reality

microLED Displays for Augmented Reality MICLEDI Microdisplays raises EUR 7M from FPIM and KBC Focus Fund to accelerate the commercialisation of microLED displays for Augmented Reality. Read more »

Trends | Micro-LEDs | Mar 08, 2021

Micro LEDs for Medical Applications

Micro LEDs for Medical Applications The team of Prof. Sekiguchi of Toyohashi University of Technology and ALLOS Semiconductors have engaged to realize high efficiency nitride-based micro LED chips for novel in-vivo neutral application. Read more »

Smart Lighting | Bluetooth Mesh | Mar 08, 2021

World's Largest Bluetooth® Mesh Lighting Control Installation

World's Largest Bluetooth® Mesh Lighting Control Installation The 17 floors office building consisted of 3,685 Bluetooth mesh McWong TruBlu lighting controllers (installed in fixtures). Utilizing the TruBlu web app, EMC designed the project with 43 areas and 708 zones. Read more »

HLB Lighting Design | Appointments | Mar 08, 2021

HLB Lighting Design – Barbara HORTON Retires, Carrie HAWLEY to Serve as CEO

HLB Lighting Design – Barbara HORTON Retires, Carrie HAWLEY to Serve as CEO HLB Lighting Design has announced that Barbara Horton, CLD, FIALD, Senior Principal and Co-Chief Executive Officer has retired. Senior Principal Carrie Hawley, IALD, MIES, LEED AP will assume the role of sole CEO following Barbara’s retirement. Read more »

UV | Signify | Mar 08, 2021

Signify and Innovative Bioanalysis Validate Effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C Lighting on Disinfecting the Air

Signify and Innovative Bioanalysis Validate Effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C Lighting on Disinfecting the Air Signify, the world leader in lighting, together with Innovative Bioanalysis, a CAP, CLIA, AABB Certified Safety Reference Laboratory in Costa Mesa (California) have conducted research that validates the effectiveness of UV-C disinfection upper air luminaires on the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Read more »

General Lighting | Featured | LUXTECH | Mar 08, 2021

LUXTECH Presents OneCut High-Efficacy: >200 lm/W LED Module

LUXTECH Presents OneCut High-Efficacy:   >200 lm/W LED Module OneCut HE is LUXTECH’s most efficient linear/rigid white LED module to date; at 44” long it boasts >200 lm/W with cuttability every 5.5” to fit any standard fixture size. On board poke-in connectors, screw mounting holes, and intermittent solder pads make for reliable installation and maximum board yield perfect for DLC Premium fixture requirements. Read more »

Business | Featured | Cree LED | Mar 04, 2021

New Name. New breakthroughs. All LED.

New Name. New breakthroughs. All LED. SMART Global Holdings, Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Cree, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:CREE) Cree LED Products business unit (“Cree LED”). Read more »

Business | Glamox | Mar 03, 2021

Glamox has Acquired UK-based Wireless Lighting Controls Company

Glamox has Acquired UK-based Wireless Lighting Controls Company Global lighting specialist Glamox has acquired 100 percent of the shares in UK-based company LiteIP Limited. LiteIP is located in Southampton and designs, manufactures and supplies wireless lighting control systems. Read more »

Appointments | Mar 02, 2021

Acuity Brands Announces Trevor PALMER as New President of Acuity Lighting and Lighting Controls Business

Acuity Brands Announces Trevor PALMER as New President of Acuity Lighting and Lighting Controls Business Acuity Brands, Inc. announced Trevor S. Palmer was appointed President of the Company’s lighting and lighting controls business (ABL). Effective March 1, 2021, Trevor assumes responsibility for driving innovation across the Company’s lighting and lighting controls products, growing market share, and executing the digital transformation of the business. Trevor has over 27 years of experience in the building technology industry and recently served as Senior Vice President of Acuity Brands’ Digital Lighting Networks business. Read more »

Opinions | Mar 01, 2021

Future Strategic Directions for the Lighting Industry

Future Strategic Directions for the Lighting Industry As another wave of restrictions enters into force across Europe, it’s important to keep not only our chins up but also our eyes open, looking out at the next set of opportunities and challenges coming our way. Read more »

Opinions | Commentary | Feb 27, 2021

From Kelly to Double Dynamic Lighting

From Kelly to Double Dynamic Lighting by Henrik CLAUSEN. Henrik has worked in the lighting sector for almost 30 years, collaborating with architects, interior designers and specialist lighting designers. Read more »

Automotive | ISELED | Feb 26, 2021

ISELED-Alliance Welcomes Five New Members

ISELED-Alliance Welcomes Five New Members Well-known electronics companies from many industrial sectors are expanding the potential of innovative LED technology. Read more »

UV | Lumitronix | Feb 25, 2021

Lighting and Bacterial Disinfection in One – Lumitronix Presents LED Module With Dual Function

Lighting and Bacterial Disinfection in One – Lumitronix Presents LED Module With Dual Function The Swabian LED technology company Lumitronix has developed a three-row LED module equipped with the NF2W585AR-P8 LED from world market leader Nichia, which was launched in January 2021. Read more »

SSL | Hospitality | Luminus Devices | Feb 25, 2021

Hospitality COB Series Ideal for Hotels and Restaurants

Hospitality COB Series Ideal for Hotels and Restaurants Luminus Devices today introduced its new Hospitality COB Series. 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 precise 2 step SDCM color control standard. Read more »

Business | Company News | Feb 23, 2021

Wästberg Announces Investment by XAL

Wästberg Announces Investment by XAL Wästberg, the Swedish lighting company founded by Magnus Wästberg in 2008, has announced a new partnership with XAL, the Austrian lighting specialists. The move sees Magnus Wästberg and XAL buy-out the founding shareholders and XAL becoming the sole minority partner in the business. Read more »

Business | Company News | Smart Lighting | Feb 22, 2021

World Forum The Hague World’s First Congress Center to Install Trulifi

World Forum The Hague World’s First Congress Center to Install Trulifi Signify, the world leader in lighting, and World Forum The Hague, leader in hosting high-profile conferences, announced the world-first installation of Signify's Trulifi in a congress center, ensuring that future conference guests can enjoy the benefits of safe, secure, reliable and high-speed connectivity via light rather than radio waves. World Forum in The Hague, the Netherlands, is known for hosting some of the most high-profile conferences in the world such as the Global Conference on Cyber Security, World Press Freedom Conference and Climate Adaptation Summit 2021. The first installation concerns one meeting room with the potential for more. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Feb 20, 2021

Reader's Question About "Short-Pulse Testing"

Reader's Question About "Short-Pulse Testing" In reference to the article "Short-Pulse Testing Eliminates Self-Heating Errors to Produce True L-I Graphs" in issue LpR#83, a reader has asked why one measures with these short pulses, since this differs very much to the conditions in real application. Read the author's answer below. Read more »

Business | Feb 20, 2021

Osram Invests in UV LED Specialist Bolb

Osram Invests in UV LED Specialist Bolb With its investment in the California-based UV-C LED specialist Bolb Inc., Osram is further expanding its technological know-how of disinfection applications with UV-C light. The future cooperation between the two companies in the field of research will accelerate the industrialization of highly efficient and high-performance UV-C LEDs. Unlike previous solutions, LED-based disinfection systems require very little space and can be installed directly at the point of use - such as in water taps, washing machines or ventilation systems. Space-saving disinfection solutions make an important contribution to combating the coronavirus. According to Allied Market Research, the market for UV disinfection solutions is currently worth around one billion euros. This figure is expected to quadruple by 2027. Market researchers also expect the share of UV-C LED solutions to grow steadily. Read more »

SSL | Components | Systems + Applications | LED Drivers | Tracks | Feb 12, 2021

eldoLED Introduces a New 48V DC LED Track Driver

eldoLED Introduces a New 48V DC LED Track Driver eldoLED introduced today its 48V DC LED Track driver, a small programmable track driver that meets industry requirements for flicker performance while achieving high-quality dimming. This 48-volt, 32-watt DC power supplied LED driver delivers a high degree of light quality and consistent dimming performance for most miniaturized and smaller form factor track lighting systems. The driver provides a variety of programmable output versions (150-1050 mA output current range), delivering flexible and dynamic white and dim-to-dark capabilities. Read more »

SSL | Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Feb 10, 2021

Luminus and NewEnergy Announce Availability of a New Melanopic/Photopic Ratio Optimized Linear Module

Luminus and NewEnergy Announce Availability of a New Melanopic/Photopic Ratio Optimized Linear Module Luminus, Inc. and NewEnergy have recently introduced new linear modules built with Salud MP3030 LEDs. Salud LEDs are engineered to achieve specific melanopic/photopic ratios in addition to providing light that is both comfortable and renders true colors. NewEnergy's Salud linears deliver light that keeps people healthy, alert, and productive and are available in 3000 K, 4000 K and 5000 K. These linear modules are ideal for indoor applications including offices, schools, nursing homes, retail locations, hospitals and medical facilities – places where comfortable lighting and smart design promote productivity and wellness every day. Read more »

SSL | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Featured | Feb 10, 2021

Lumileds' News LUXEON 2835N 3V-LED Extends the Mid-Power Performance Curve

Lumileds' News LUXEON 2835N 3V-LED Extends the Mid-Power Performance Curve Lumileds announced the new LUXEON 2835N, which fills in the performance gap between the LUXEON 2835C and the LUXEON 2835 HE. The three variants are relatively close in performance at 65 mA – LUXEON 2835N delivers 204 lumens per Watt – as current increases, real differences in both light output and efficacy become clear. With its 300 mA current capability and excellent thermal characteristics, the new LUXEON 2835N is an optimal 3 V choice. Read more »

SSL | Components | Driver Modules | IP-Protection | Outdoor Applications | Feb 08, 2021

Inventronics Shrinks Size of Low Voltage Input 1200W Controls-Ready LED Drivers

Inventronics Shrinks Size of Low Voltage Input 1200W Controls-Ready LED Drivers Inventronics has announced the release of a new series of ultra-high-powered Controls-Ready LED drivers with low voltage input designed to simplify luminaire design, provide better thermal management and a stress-free installation involving less wiring and reduced costs. Read more »

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