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DALI Alliance | Standardization | ANSI | D4i | Smart Lighting | Apr 14, 2022
Data Reporting, Diagnostics, Sensors and NLCs Added to ANSI C137.4-2021 Standard for Digital Lighting Control
Data Reporting, Diagnostics, Sensors and NLCs Added to ANSI C137.4-2021 Standard for Digital Lighting Control Harmonization of international standards related to DALI lighting control continues with the publication of the updated ANSI C137.4-2021 standard in North America. ANSI C137.4-2021 builds on the international standard IEC 62386 (which underpins the DALI communication protocol) and has additional characteristics and features that align very closely with the D4i family of specifications from the DALI Alliance, a global lighting-industry organization. Read more »
Webinar | Optronic | Measurement | White LEDs | Featured
WEBINAR: What is the Color of White?
WEBINAR: What is the Color of White? Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have received attention the last couple of decades as a potential replacement for traditional white light sources. This webinar provides an overview of how color is studied and measured, as well as the challenges and research being done to make LEDs the next generation white light source. Read more »
Webinar | Optronic | Photobiological Safety Standard
WEBINAR: Measurements for and Interpretation of the Photobiological Safety Standard for Lighting - IEC 62471
WEBINAR: Measurements for and Interpretation of the Photobiological Safety Standard for Lighting - IEC 62471 Throughout the world, a comprehensive standard is in place for evaluating the photobiological safety of lamps and lighting systems that emit light in the spectral region 200-3000nm. Incorporating products from the long-established Optronic Laboratories catalogue, plus the introduction of newly-designed products to meet the specific requirements of these measurements, the OL 750D workstation provides an automated measurement solution with full software guidance, calculation, and classification to be in compliance with IEC 62471. Read more »
Google | Raxium | Acquisition | Business | Apr 01, 2022
Google Acquires MicroLED Startup Raxium
Google Acquires MicroLED Startup Raxium Google LLC has big ambitions in the augmented reality business, if reports that it has just paid $1 billion to acquire a startup called Raxium are to be believed. The Information, which broke the story, said Google’s acquisition of Raxium is a sign that it’s seriously focused on building the components required to make AR devices a reality. Read more »
DLC | Standardization | SSL | Apr 01, 2022
Transition to DesignLights Consortium’s Solid-State Lighting V5.1
Transition to DesignLights Consortium’s Solid-State Lighting V5.1 With the grace period for updating LED products to meet its latest solid-state lighting (SSL) technical requirements set to expire on June 30, the DesignLights Consortium issued a reminder that products not updated to its Version 5.1 SSL Technical Requirements will be delisted from the DLC SSL Qualified Products List (QPL) as of July 1, and may therefore become ineligible for energy efficiency incentives. Read more »
UV | Standardization | IES | IUVA | Apr 01, 2022
The Illuminating Engineering Society and the International Ultraviolet Association Release a New American National Standard for Measuring Ultraviolet LEDs
The Illuminating Engineering Society and the International Ultraviolet Association Release a New American National Standard for Measuring Ultraviolet LEDs The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, est. 1906), in partnership with the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA, est. 1999), has published its first in a series of American National Standards for the measurement of ultraviolet product emissions. Since its discovery in 1877, germicidal ultraviolet disinfection has been deployed globally to reduce the rate of transmission of tuberculosis and other airborne pathogens in indoor spaces, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Read more »
Lumileds | LUXEON 5050 | SSL | Mar 31, 2022
LUXEON 5050 HE LEDs with Higher CRI and Efficacy
LUXEON 5050 HE LEDs with Higher CRI and Efficacy Lumileds is responding to market demands for better outdoor and industrial light and very high efficacy by expanding its LUXEON 5050 HE LEDs with new 80 and 90 CRI parts while simultaneously increasing the efficacy of the parts that are available in both 6V and 24V configurations. Read more »
Cree LED | XLamp | RGBW LEDs | SSL | Featured | Mar 31, 2022
Set the Scene with the XLamp® XM-L Color Gen2 RGBW LEDs
Set the Scene with the XLamp® XM-L Color Gen2 RGBW LEDs The XLamp XM-L Color Gen 2 LEDs are Cree LEDs’ newest generation RGBW LEDs. Delivering a combination of high lumen output and great color mixing in a small 5.0 x 5.0 mm package, the XLamp XM-L Color Gen 2 LEDs feature the smallest possible distance between LED die, creating a small optical source for excellent optical control and efficient color mixing with a dazzling light output of up to 1400 lumens. Read more »
OSRAM Digital Systems | LED Drivers | Smart Lighting | Featured | Mar 31, 2022
Wireless LED Drivers for Flexible Lighting Solutions
Wireless LED Drivers for Flexible Lighting Solutions Future-proof light is wireless. At OSRAM, we’re now launching a groundbreaking new LED driver portfolio: OPTOTRONIC Wireless intelligent (OT Wi). Our linear and compact LED drivers are now available with your preferred communication protocol – QBM, Casambi and others – to help you design the light you need. Read more »
Luminus Devices | HCL | COB | Featured | Mar 31, 2022
Luminus Natural, Healthy Spectrum 97 CRI Smooth White™ COBs
Luminus Natural, Healthy Spectrum 97 CRI Smooth White™ COBs Luminus Devices has expanded its portfolio of COB arrays with the launch and immediate availability of a new smooth white COB series designed for spotlights, downlights, low blue spectrum lamps, museum, hospitality, and architectural lighting applications. These new LED arrays offer excellent uniformity and color over angle consistency, as well as exceptional long-term color stability. Read more »
Appointments | Bridgelux | Mar 29, 2022
Bridgelux Appoints Dr. Yi-Qun Li as Chief Executive Officer
Bridgelux Appoints Dr. Yi-Qun Li as Chief Executive Officer Bridgelux, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technology and solutions, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Yi-Qun Li as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Li replaces Tim Lester who recently departed Bridgelux to pursue other opportunities. Read more »
ams OSRAM | AMLS | Business | Mar 29, 2022
ams OSRAM Signs Agreement to Sell AMLS – The Dedicated Lighting Systems Unit
ams OSRAM Signs Agreement to Sell AMLS  –  The Dedicated Lighting Systems Unit ams OSRAM announced the agreement to sell the independent and dedicated AMLS (Automotive Lighting Systems GmbH) business to Plastic Omnium (Euronext: POM) for a purchase price of EUR 65 million. The transaction represents a further step in the implementation of ams OSRAM’s previously communicated strategy to focus on dedicated strategic core technology and divesting businesses that are not seen as core to the corporate strategy. ams OSRAM will continue to be a key supplier of automotive LED and optical components to Plastic Omnium. This transaction does not include other ams OSRAM technologies and products for automotive OEM and the automotive aftermarket. Read more »
Lumileds | LUXEON | 3528 RGB | SSL | Featured | Mar 24, 2022
New, Slim RGB Package Simplifies Engineering of Architectural, Decorative, and Fun Color LED Applications
New, Slim RGB Package Simplifies Engineering of Architectural, Decorative, and Fun Color LED Applications Lumileds released its new LUXEON 3528 RGB, a very small, slim RGB LED package that supports a broad range of architectural, decorative, and color changing applications. The white body increases reflectivity and system lumens per watt and system efficiency. The IPX8 water resistant rating allows for use in moist environments inside or outside a building. Read more »
Yujileds | Color LEDs | LED Matrix | SSL | Featured | Mar 24, 2022
Yujileds® LED Matrix Solution with Full-color Functions
Yujileds® LED Matrix Solution with Full-color Functions Yujileds® Matrix aims to provide high-density illumination with high-performance white, tunable-white light and full-color lighting options for a variety of applications that require focusing light, accurate chromaticities and excellent color rendition. The Matrix is developed based on the purpose of simplifying the optical design with the small Light Emitting Surface (LES) to accomplish the spectra mixing. Read more »
Instrument Systems | VCSEL | Testing | Featured | Mar 15, 2022
LIV Test Systems for Laser Diodes
LIV Test Systems for Laser Diodes At LASER WoP 2022 Instrument Systems will be showcasing its extensive test portfolio of IR emitters and VCSELs. New product developments in the fields of spectroradiometers of the CAS series and the VTC near-/far-field cameras serve the fast-growing market for laser diode production in the short-wave infrared range of 900 to 1700 nm. Read more »
Automotive | Display | Continental | Mar 15, 2022
Display with Private Mode Entertains Passengers and Reduces Driver Distraction
Display with Private Mode Entertains Passengers and Reduces Driver Distraction Continental has developed an innovative display that allows vehicle information to be displayed dynamically, either in a private mode or in a way that everyone can see. With the new display technology, the technology company allows front passengers to use multimedia content such as videos or the infotainment system without distracting the driver from road traffic. If necessary, and the traffic situation permits, all vehicle passengers can optionally be given access to this content by means of a switchover. Conventional displays, which up to now have been offered primarily for passengers, do not enable flexible switching to a private mode. Read more »
Artilux | Optical Sensing | Trends | Mar 14, 2022
New Breakthrough for Multi Spectral Optical Sensing
New Breakthrough for Multi Spectral Optical Sensing Artilux, a leader in CMOS-based SWIR optical sensing technology, demonstrated a multi-spectral optical sensing platform compatible with NIR/SWIR vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays, light emitting diodes (LED), and CMOS-based GeSi (Germanium-Silicon) sensors. This compact optical sensing platform is the industry-leading solution targeted to embrace the rapidly growing TWS and wearables markets in addition to unlock diversified scenarios in digital health. Read more »
Lumileds | LUXEON CoB Core Pro | CoB | SSL | Mar 11, 2022
New LUXEON CoB Core Pro Delivers Quality of Light, Dazzling Colors, and Great Efficacy for Retail Lighting Applications
New LUXEON CoB Core Pro Delivers Quality of Light, Dazzling Colors, and Great Efficacy for Retail Lighting Applications Retail lighting needs are crystal clear: deliver excellent light quality, dazzling colors, and ever-increasing efficiency. That’s precisely what Lumileds has done with its new LUXEON CoB Core Pro. With a color point that is below the black body locus and aligns with the color point of conventional CDM, typical CRI of 92, R9 greater than 50, and typical efficacy of 152lm/W*, the new CoB range is now the preferred solution for retail and many hospitality recessed and track lighting solutions. Read more »
Silvair | Bluetooth Mesh | Scheduling | Smart Lighting | Mar 09, 2022
Bluetooth Mesh In-node Scheduling Feature for Lighting Control
Bluetooth Mesh In-node Scheduling Feature for Lighting Control Silvair - a wireless lighting control technology provider announces a new in-node scheduling feature in their SIG Bluetooth mesh lighting platform. In-node scheduling allows users to set up events that trigger predefined scenes at desired times. Contrary to gateway-based scheduling, it does not require a gateway device or even an Internet connection to enable cost-effective installations. Read more »
ams OSRAM | Stadium Lighting | Roleds | SSL | Mar 09, 2022
LED Solutions for Beijing's Top Stadium
LED Solutions for Beijing's Top Stadium ams OSRAM is expanding its partnership with Roleds, a global smart IoT solutions provider specialized in smart city lighting, to provide highly innovative, efficient and LED lighting technology. Recently, Roleds provided China’s top national stadium in Beijing with smart lighting solutions featuring the ams OSRAM Oslon SSL and Duris S LEDs portfolio, presenting the opportunity for an immersive experience ceremonies of major sporting events. Read more »
Nichia | Vitasolis | Featured | HCL | Mar 08, 2022
Osaka Umeda Twin Towers South Chooses Nichia’s Vitasolis™ LED Technology
Osaka Umeda Twin Towers South Chooses Nichia’s Vitasolis™ LED Technology Nichia’s Vitasolis™ has been implemented in lighting at the recently completed Osaka Umeda Twin Towers South. Osaka Umeda Twin Towers South is a large-scale complex constructed by Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd. and Hankyu Corporation. While construction began in 2014, it was just recently completed in its entirety on February 25, 2022. The office zone from the 11th floor to the 38th floor of the building was designed with three concepts in mind: "Heart of Umeda," "Huge hospitality services," and a “Wellbeing experience.” This building actively installed a facility contributing to wellbeing with the focus of WELLCO, a floor dedicated to office workers on the 12th floor. Read more »
MetroSpec Technology | BoardOnCoil | SSL | Mar 08, 2022
New BoardOnCoil (BOC) LED Module Technology
New BoardOnCoil (BOC) LED Module Technology MetroSpec Technology, the leading American manufacturer of custom LED light sources, announces a new addition to its FlexRad LED technology family. The BOC (BoardOnCoil) LED module is a perfect companion to the FacetCore radial lighting system. BoardOnCoil was developed to add directional light options for cylinders, pendants, sconces, and a wide variety of fixed and hanging fixtures. When used as an downlight, BOC fits well into a pendant because of its incredibly small size and weight and ability to be directed in a beam as tight as 10 degrees. Because of its novel open center coiled fin design, BOC allows air to pass freely through the center of a fixture, enabling ample cooling without any type of external protrusion from the fixture. Read more »
Trends | L-Prize | Mar 01, 2022
Department of Energy Announces Phase 1 Winners of L-Prize® Lighting Competition
Department of Energy Announces Phase 1 Winners of L-Prize® Lighting Competition U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm announced the four winners in Phase 1 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lighting Prize (L-Prize®) at the Building Technologies Office’s annual Solid-State Lighting Workshop. The L-Prize® is a $12.2 million prize lighting competition launched by DOE in May 2021. The L-Prize® is designed to spur groundbreaking innovation, domestic manufacturing, and the benefits of an inclusive, clean-energy economy for next-generation lighting solutions in commercial buildings. Read more »
Automotive | Macroblock | Lighting ICs | Mar 01, 2022
Macroblock Releases AEC-Q100-qualified Automotive Lighting ICs
Macroblock Releases AEC-Q100-qualified Automotive Lighting ICs Macroblock announced its new generation LED automotive lighting driver ICs, MBI6659Q and MBI6665Q, are highly praised and appreciated by the customers. The two new products are suitable for the application of intelligent automotive lighting, and both of them have obtained the AEC-Q100 qualification. Read more »
UV | Violeds | Omicron | Sterilization | Mar 01, 2022
Violeds Sterilizes Omicron Variant As Well
Violeds Sterilizes Omicron Variant As Well Seoul Viosys, a company specializing in optical semiconductors, announced an experimental result confirming that its Violeds technology sterilizes 99.99% Omicron Variant (SARS-CoV-2 Variant: B.1.1529) in one second, which has been spreading around the world. Read more »
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