Business News | Event News | LpS Digital | Awards | Sep 23, 2020

LpS Digital – Awards and Announcements

LpS Digital – Awards and Announcements As part of yesterday's LpS Digital Live Event, which was broadcast directly from the Festspielhaus Bregenz, the LpS Digital 2020 Awards were presented, and event announcements were published. Read more »

Resources | Commentary | Systems + Applications | Quality | Standardization | Health + Wellbeing | Sep 19, 2020

Kenneth Martin from Zumtobel about Comfortable Lighting

Kenneth Martin from Zumtobel about Comfortable Lighting Kenneth Martin has been specifying, qualifying an developing components and characterization setups for LED light sources within the Zumtobel Group since 2006. With his expertise on spectral measurements and applications, he supports integrative lighting solutions topics. He gathered valuable knowledge in physics and optical system engineering while studying at the University of Applied Sciences RV-Weingarten, during the internships at a quality assurance department of a reflector aluminum manufacturer and the optical development department of Zumtobel. He combines his enthusiasm for lighting and sustainable construction engineering with a DIY philosophy. Read more »

Business | Distributor News | Osram | Sep 19, 2020

Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers

Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers Multi Mode in the InGaN portfolio: The blue multi-mode laser diodes PLPT5 447KA and 450KA from Osram Opto Se- miconductors are available as 1.6 and 2.2 Watt versions with a wavelength of 447 nm. The indium-gallium-nitride diodes are edge emitters, which are built into a hermetically sealed TO package. The high-power lasers in the Metal Can® TO56 package are an efficient radiation source and offer a high modulation bandwidth. Read more »

LightingEurope | UV-C | Business News | Sep 19, 2020

UV-C Disinfection Technologies Must be Integrated in EU Renovation Plans

UV-C Disinfection Technologies Must be Integrated in EU Renovation Plans LightingEurope launches an UV-C expert group that promotes the benefits of UV-C disinfection technologies and stimulates market demand and fair market access in Europe. The technology has been proven to deactivate, without exception, all viruses against which it has been tested. LightingEurope is advocating the installation of UV-C disinfection technologies as part of the EU Renovation Wave and the application and enforcement of existing safety rules and standards. Read more »

SSL | Components | CoB LEDs | UV-LEDs | UV-C | Displays | Sep 14, 2020

Stanley Electric Proves 99.9% Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 for 265 nm UV-C LED in Mass Production

Stanley Electric Proves 99.9% Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 for 265 nm UV-C LED in Mass Production Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. announced that their recently released 265 nm UV-C LED is in mass production and its effectivity to fight SARS-CoV-2 has been tested in cooperation with the Yamaguchi-University by Dr. Daisuke Hayasaka and Dr. Hiroshi Shimoda. As a result of the conducted evaluation test, Stanley Electric has confirmed high effectiveness of virus inactivation (inability to multiply) of SARS-CoV-2(the virus that causes COVID-19)using their 265 nm UVC LED. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Driver Modules | DMX | Sep 11, 2020

eldoLED's New POWERdrive 50W Raises the Bar for DMX Drivers

eldoLED's New POWERdrive 50W Raises the Bar for DMX Drivers eldoLED today introduced its 50 W, the industry's ready to use' four-channel DMX driver. This latest addition to the POWERdrive family features DMX interface protection, faster startup times, lower standby power requirements, and a broader range of LED output current. Improved dimming algorithms reduce flicker and artefacts in rolling-shutter image sensors while offering the industry's smoothest fades. This quality of light improvements make the POWERdrive 50W uniquely suited for both architectural and entertainment installations. Read more »

Business News | Company News | Partnerships | Controls | DALI-2 | Sep 11, 2020

Helvar and Steinel Join Forces for Next Generation DALI-2 Lighting Control Solution

Helvar and Steinel Join Forces for Next Generation DALI-2 Lighting Control Solution Helvar and Steinel, widely known for innovation, quality and leading lighting control technologies and solutions, announce today their international partnership. The partnership will combine Steinel's expertise in sensing technology with Helvar's expertise in Intelligent Lighting Solutions. Blending the precise, high-quality sensing of Steinel with the intelligent solution capabilities of Helvar will serve benefits such as increasing sustainability by delivering highly efficient buildings, both in terms of optimizing energy as well as space. In addition, creating more intelligent buildings for the benefits of enhancing wellbeing, comfort and productivity to its building occupants. Read more »

SSL | UV | UV Measurement | UV-C | Sep 11, 2020

Gigahertz-Optik UVC Radiometer for Germicidal UV Sources Including 222 nm Excimer Lamps

Gigahertz-Optik UVC Radiometer for Germicidal UV Sources Including 222 nm Excimer Lamps The new X1-1-UV-3727 radiometer is designed to accurately measure the far-UVC irradiance or dose produced by 222 nm excimer lamps. This is in addition to the measurement of other germicidal UV source types including low pressure Hg lamps and UV LEDs. Each meter has a wide dynamic range and is supplied with a traceable calibration certificate from the ISO-17025 accredited Gigahertz-Optik laboratory. Read more »

SSL | Components | UV LED | UV-Modules | Disinfection | Sep 09, 2020

Seoul Viosys Violeds Module that Sterilizes 99.9% of Coronavirus in 3 Seconds in Mass Production

Seoul Viosys Violeds Module that Sterilizes 99.9% of Coronavirus in 3 Seconds in Mass Production Seoul Viosys, a leading compound semiconductor solution provider, announced that it has developed an optimal module designed to sterilize 99.9% of the coronavirus in 3 seconds using "Violeds", a UV LED technology, and started mass production. Along with this, Seoul Viosys is developing a so-called "Photon Shower" product that is applied with this technology to contribute to the safety of medical staff and patients who have been struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »

SSL | LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Linear Lights | Sep 09, 2020

Lumileds Breakthrough Assures Uniform Dimming Performance from LED to LED

Lumileds Breakthrough Assures Uniform Dimming Performance from LED to LED Today, Lumileds introduced the first LED engineered for architectural applications that require uniform light output through the entire dimming range and operating conditions. The new LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Deep Dimming mid-power LED is designed for LED to LED flux uniformity across the entire dimming curve – down to 1% - that is required to achieve consistent visual performance. Read more »

Business News | Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | Connectivity | The Zigbee Alliance | Sep 09, 2020

Project Connected Home over IP Connectivity Standard Developing Into Reality

Project Connected Home over IP Connectivity Standard Developing Into Reality When we set out in December 2019 to create a unifying standard for the smart home industry, there was naturally a lot of excitement — and of course, questions. Would this global consortium truly be able to bring this new standard to market? How long would it take? What products would actually emerge? Would we be able to pull off our promise to unify a fragmented industry under a single connectivity standard that would help companies focus on creating experiences over "plumbing"? Read more »

Business News | Company News | Divestment | Sep 09, 2020

Vossloh-Schwabe Sells LMS Outdoor Product Range to LVX Global

Vossloh-Schwabe Sells LMS Outdoor Product Range to LVX Global We are pleased to announce that we have sold our LMS Outdoor product division to our Australian based partner LVX Global with effect from 1 Sep-tember 2020. LVX Global handles the worldwide distribution of all network-able NB-PLC and HD-PLC products (iPC, iLC, iDC, iLIC, iLUX, iCCU). However, the stand-alone product iMCU will still be available from Voss-loh-Schwabe. We have concluded an agreement with LVX on production and logistics, which will thus continue to guarantee the existing high-quality standard. Read more »

SSL | Components | Driver IC | Sep 07, 2020

Digital High Power Factor XDP™ Controller for Cost-Effective Flyback LED Drivers

Digital High Power Factor XDP™ Controller for Cost-Effective Flyback LED Drivers Infineon Technologies AG introduces the XDP™ digital power XDPL8219. The high-performance flyback controller features secondary-side regulation for high-performance and robust LED designs. It provides high power factor and constant voltage output. The device operates in quasi-resonant mode (QRM) to maximize the efficiency and minimize the electromagnetic interference (EMI) over a wide load range. It accommodates active burst mode (ABM) at light load to prevent audible noise while achieving a no-load standby power level below 100 mW. Read more »

Automotive | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Sep 04, 2020

New Generation of Osram LEDs Ensures Greater Safety when Driving

New Generation of Osram LEDs Ensures Greater Safety when Driving In a few years, LEDs will be the predominant light source in car headlights. Their compactness and energy efficiency in particular are major advantages over conventional technologies. LEDs also make it easy to achieve the brightness values required by today's manufacturers. Osram Opto Semiconductors is constantly working to further optimize high-quality LED solutions for the automotive sector. With significant leaps in performance in the Oslon Black Flat and Oslon Compact product families, the company shows where developments are headed in the coming years, and what other benefits headlight manufacturers can expect. The products are designed for use in high and low beam solutions. Read more »

Featured | Business News | Event News | Sep 02, 2020

The 25th Guzhen Lighting Fair Set Date on Oct. 22-26, 2020

The 25th Guzhen Lighting Fair Set Date on Oct. 22-26, 2020 In the context of national favorable policies, economic recovery, active operation recovery of enterprises, and strong audience demand, the 25th China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair (hereinafter referred to as the "GILF") will be held at Guzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province, from October 22 to 26, 2020. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | Color LEDs | Sep 01, 2020

LUXEON Rubix Color, Power, Tiny, & Unmatched Flexibility

LUXEON Rubix Color, Power, Tiny, & Unmatched Flexibility Lumileds released the very small and very powerful LUXEON Rubix – a new color LED building block – designed to deliver maximum flux at drive currents up to 3A and unmatched design flexibility. With LUXEON Rubix, engineers are freed from the design constraints of pre-configured modules and can create custom arrays with smaller optics supporting smaller size luminaires. Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Sep 01, 2020

The Gold Standard for P4 Based LED Products

The Gold Standard for P4 Based LED Products This revolutionary package design allows the lighting designer to reduce the number of LEDs required and provide a more uniform and unique illuminated appearance than with other LED solutions. Read more »

Business News | LiFi | Signify | EDZCOM | Sep 01, 2020

Signify and EDZCOM Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate LiFi Adoption in the Manufacturing Industries

Signify and EDZCOM Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate LiFi Adoption in the Manufacturing Industries Eindhoven, the Netherlands– Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, and EDZCOM, the Nordic market leader in Edge Connectivity, will join forces to introduce Trulifi by Signify, two-way wireless network connectivity through infrared and visible light, into industrial applications. The partnership will apply to Signify’s LiFi solutions, branded Trulifi, in the manufacturing industries. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Applications | Technologies | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Sep 01, 2020

Offline Lighting Voice Controller — An Alternative to Voice Assistants

Offline Lighting Voice Controller — An Alternative to Voice Assistants The historical evolution of light control by users started with a mechanical switch followed by potentiometer and dimming, touch panels and touch screens, gesture and movement detection control, and ending with voice. Voice control are mostly online speaker independent like Alexa, Google Home and Siri. But there are privacy and security concerns. Filip Michalski, Electronic Engineer, and Cezary Skotak, CEO, from Cezos describe a speaker independent offline voice controls system, explain the technology and discuss the pros and cons. Read more »

HCL | Driver Modules | DALI-2 | Tunable White Light | Aug 31, 2020

Helvar Introduces New Compact 45W Tunable White Driver

Helvar Introduces New Compact 45W Tunable White Driver Helvar is passionate to spread the message of wellbeing through human-centric lighting solutions. Therefore, Helvar is very excited to announce a new Tunable White LED driver with some fantastic features for professional lighting. Helvar's new 45 W DALI Type 8 compact driver comes with wide output current range, parameter setting option with NFC, and SELV60 rating, all great benefits for flexible luminaire design. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Driver Modules | Controls | Aug 31, 2020

Inventronics Introduces Class I/II, DALI-2 D4i LED Drivers with Zhaga Compliant Form Factor

Inventronics Introduces Class I/II, DALI-2 D4i LED Drivers with Zhaga Compliant Form Factor Inventronics announces the release of a new family of IP20, Class I/II LED driver with DALI-2 D4i certification providing intra-luminaire and health monitoring solutions. The EBS-080SxxxBT2 is a new generation of drivers providing reduced maintenance costs and a streamlined production. They utilize convenient push terminals for a simpler installation and time-savings wireless programming via NFC allowing luminaires to be adjusted safely at any time and easy in-application troubleshooting. They are also equipped with power monitoring so users can measure energy consumption to better evaluate their ROI. Read more »

SSL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Indoor Applications | Aug 28, 2020

Amerlux's Cubebits Sets New Bar for Linear Downlights with Extraordinary Design

Amerlux's Cubebits Sets New Bar for Linear Downlights with Extraordinary Design Amerlux, a leading design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced a groundbreaking set of recessed linear downlights that will re-shape industry views on lighting size. Cubebits brings a whole new definition to the term comfortable lighting by bringing breathtaking visuals to the space below with a single illumination beam. It offers a 1.5" aperture profile in 3-cell, 6-cell, 9-cell or 12-cell units as well as mounting into the Amerlux Linea Pendants and Gruv recessed 1.5 linear profiles. Cubebits is compatible with Grid, GB and wood millwork ceilings. Perfect for all retail, hospitality and commercial environments, the lighting is discreetly designed in a black and white specular finished louver that exudes bold confidence. Read more »

SSL | Components | LED Modules | Mini-LEDs | Displays | Aug 28, 2020

Lextar Releases New I-Mini LED Modules Covering TV and Automotive Applications

Lextar Releases New I-Mini LED Modules Covering TV and Automotive Applications Lextar unveils a full series of I-Mini Blue LED backlighting products adopting 3 key technologies including COB, DOB and mini lens array. Products can be applied to TV, monitor, laptop, automotive display and chartplotter; some of which have been mass produced and delivered to customers. This ensures Lextar's leading position in mini LED backlighting market. Read more »

SSL | Components | LEDs | Multi-Color LEDs | Displays | Aug 28, 2020

NICHIA LEDs with Tinted Encapsulation Boost Contrast in Outdoor Video Displays

NICHIA LEDs with Tinted Encapsulation Boost Contrast in Outdoor Video Displays Building on over 25 years of LED manufacturing expertise dedicated to the video display market, Nichia announces NSSM332B – the newest addition to its surface-mount (SMD) LED portfolio. The NSSM332B is an innovative three-cavity, 2828 package design (dimensions: 2.8x2.8x2.5 mm) with tinted encapsulation to provide enhanced contrast to outdoor screens. The unique design takes full advantage Nichia's latest die and packaging technology, and offers increased brightness and efficacy to complement the high-contrast properties. For an 8 mm pitch display at 7,000 Nit, the NSSM332B has an estimated power dissipation of only 26.6 mW, which is greater than 50% savings in energy, compared to a typical black package. Read more »

HCL | Systems + Applications | Lamps | LEDs | Aug 28, 2020

"Power of Sun": euroLighting's LED Program According to the Model of the Sun

"Power of Sun": euroLighting's LED Program According to the Model of the Sun Under the slogan "Power of Sun" euroLighting will in future offer its comprehensive range of full-spectrum LEDs and LED lights, including from SMART ECO LIGHTING, which have a light spectrum almost equal to sunlight. The new generation of light-emitting diodes emits a fully uniform spectrum over the entire visible range and as a further version up to 1000 nm wavelength in the infrared range, following the example of the sun, and imitates the biological effects of sunlight. Read more »

SSL | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Color LEDs | Aug 27, 2020

New LUXEON Rubix Color LEDs – High Power, Small Size and Unmatched Flexibility

New LUXEON Rubix Color LEDs – High Power, Small Size and Unmatched Flexibility Today, Lumileds released the very small and very powerful LUXEON Rubix – a new color LED building block – designed to deliver maximum flux at drive currents up to 3A and unmatched design flexibility. With LUXEON Rubix, engineers are freed from the design constraints of pre-configured modules and can create custom arrays with smaller optics supporting smaller size luminaires. Read more »

Horticulture | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | UV LED | Aug 26, 2020

Broadband Neutral White LEDs Including Effective UV Component Modelled on the Sun for Rapid Plant Growth

Broadband Neutral White LEDs Including Effective UV Component Modelled on the Sun for Rapid Plant Growth With the plant LEDs GW3535U and GW1919U (COB) euroLighting offers new broadband LEDs with a special spectrum for stimulating plant growth (horticulture lighting). The advantage: the LEDs are not restricted to a specific plant species or growth phase, but can be used universally. Ready-to-use lamps with the new LEDs will also be available soon. Read more »

SSL | Services | Testing | Certification | DALI-2 | Aug 24, 2020

UL Helps Advance LED Lighting Innovations

UL Helps Advance LED Lighting Innovations UL, a leading global safety science company, today announced that its lighting laboratory in Carugate, Italy, located in metro Milan, has received accreditation from the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) to be a Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) protocol test house. As an international standard for a two-way communication system that brings digital technology to lighting, DALI defines the commands that LED drivers and ballasts need to recognize in order to communicate via controllers and computers equipped with appropriate software or building management systems. With the DiiA accreditation, UL now has the ability to test control gears and devices, such as push-buttons and occupancy and light sensors, against the DALI standard. Read more »

Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | IoT | Systems + Applications | amp | Commentary | Resources | Aug 24, 2020

Paradigm Changes in Lighting Are Challenging Lighting Companies

Paradigm Changes in Lighting Are Challenging Lighting Companies Fabien Bubendorff has a Master in Electronic Engineering and has 10 years' experience in the lighting industry. He has spent more than 13 years living in China. He worked as a Product Manager for a Retail Lighting Company, for the Last 5 years he was responsible for Wever&Ducré as the Head of R&D in China and for the last years Head of R&D at XAL in Austria. Now he has founded an independent consultancy to support European Lighting Companies to deal with these future challenges. He specialized in finding the optimal balance between function and cost to increase product profitability. Read more »

Resources | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Christoph Wächter | Micro-Optics | Opinions | Aug 19, 2020

TechTalks BREGENZ - Dr. Christoph Wächter, Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer IOF, Germany

TechTalks BREGENZ - Dr. Christoph Wächter, Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer IOF, Germany Research topics have become more important with LEDs and LED lighting micro optics and freeform optics. A new approach based on an IP for a fly's eye condenser from 1928, filed by Zeiss Ikon AG that extends possibilities and allows for new applications was presented ‚at LpS 2019. The jury was so impressed with the paper that it won the Scientific Award 2019. Dr. Guenther Sejkora and Arno Grabher-Meyer from LED professional talked to Dr. Christoph Wächer, co-author and presenter of the paper about his approach, his career and work. Dr. Christoph Wächter is a senior scientist at Fraunhofer IOF. Read more »

Videos | LpS Digital | Aug 17, 2020

The New Normal in LED Lighting

The New Normal in LED Lighting The New Normal in LED Lighting by Jared Davidson, Head of Americas at Seoul Semiconductor Read more »

Featured | Tools | Measurement | Test Equipment | Imaging Colorimeter | Aug 13, 2020

LumiCam Imaging Colorimeter with Motorized Objective Lenses

LumiCam Imaging Colorimeter with Motorized Objective Lenses Instrument System`s mission is to look ahead the growing and changing demands of modern light measurement. The next generation of our industry leading precision colorimeter, the LumiCam 2400B, now comes with motorized objective lenses, a faster filter wheel movement and a more compact design. These and other features push the measurement experience with the new LumiCam models to the next level in regards to accuracy, ease of use and handling. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Smart Lighting | Luminaires | Lamps | LED Modules | Aug 11, 2020

Ledvance's New Portfolio Provides Smart Lighting for a Better Living Experience

Ledvance's New Portfolio Provides Smart Lighting for a Better Living Experience An increasing number of customers are looking to integrate smart home functions in their residential area. With Professional Smart for Residential and the new Ledvance PARATHOM® portfolio, Ledvance supports professional users such as installers to achieve the full potential of connected lighting for their customers. The new Ledvance PARATHOM® portfolio for residential and garden areas can be controlled optionally by voice command or app and offers a suitable solution for a wide range of requirements. The portfolio impresses with a combination of quality, innovation, reliability and user-friendliness and is complemented by easy installation, good value for money and features such as color and color temperature change or dimming capabilities. Read more »

Horticulture | Driver Modules | LED Drivers | Aug 11, 2020

Inventronics Releases High Efficiency, Low Inrush LED Drivers for Horticulture and High Bay Applications

Inventronics Releases High Efficiency, Low Inrush LED Drivers for Horticulture and High Bay Applications Inventronics releases a new driver family designed specifically for the rugged and harsh environments of horticulture applications. They are cost optimized, non-isolated IP20 LED drivers that are resistant to corrosive sulfurous gases often used in greenhouses. The LNT-350SxxxSTF is also equipped with streamlined components to offer low residual output voltage, industry-leading efficiency, low inrush current and built-in surge protection. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | UV LED | Aug 05, 2020

Nationstar's UV LED - a Pioneer in the DUV Sterilization Industry

Nationstar's UV LED - a Pioneer in the DUV Sterilization Industry Since 2016, NATIONSTAR has launched near-ultraviolet LED, deep-ultraviolet LED and modules, with wide wavelength range, high reliability and good feedback in the market. At present, we have established partnerships with many well-known manufacturers. Read more »

SSL | Components | UV | UV-C | UV-Modules | Disinfection | Aug 05, 2020

Lumitronix Adds New UV-C LED Modules for Sterilization and Decontamination to Its UV Portfolio

Lumitronix Adds New UV-C LED Modules for Sterilization and Decontamination to Its UV Portfolio The Swabian LED company Lumitronix has used the current situation to expand its range of products in the UV-C sector. Within a short period of time, three linear module solutions have been developed, which are primarily aimed at professional customers who are trained in the use of UV-C radiation and can ensure hazard-free operation. Read more »

Videos | LpS Digital | Nichia | Aug 03, 2020

Light so Good - The LED Range That Puts People First

Light so Good - The LED Range That Puts People First Light so Good - The LED Range That Puts People First by Nichia Read more »

LpR Article | Drivers | IoT | Controls | amp | Electronics | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | Aug 03, 2020

A New LED Controller Technology to Expedite the Next Level of Smart Lighting

A New LED Controller Technology to Expedite the Next Level of Smart Lighting Lighting installations that use artificial lighting and often deemed more comfortable and energy efficient are generally referred to as "Smart Lighting". While no clear definition exists "Smart Lighting" has become a common catch phrase. Kurt Marquardt, Senior Director LED Lighting Systems and Product Marketing, Infineon Technologies has a more accurate definition. For him, the term "smart lighting" describes the capability of the lighting system to adapt automatically to the needs of the users and the room. He presents an alternative way to implement smart lighting systems, using the new XDPL8221 digital LED-driver IC [1]. Read more »

Videos | LpS Digital | Instrument Systems | Aug 03, 2020

New Calibration Standards in the UV A/B/C Range

New Calibration Standards in the UV A/B/C Range New Calibration Standards in the UV A/B/C Range by Dr. Denan Konjhodzic, Application Engineer at Instrument Systems Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | Outdoor Applications | Aug 03, 2020

Industry Leading LUXEON 5050 LED Gets Performance Boost

Industry Leading LUXEON 5050 LED Gets Performance Boost Streetlights and high-bay fixtures require high flux and efficacy to meet the ever-increasing demands for system efficiency and energy cost reduction for these applications. Today, LUXEON 5050 LEDs received an upgrade in both flux and efficacy. Typical performance is now 675 lm with 172 lm/W in full bin shipments and higher performance is available. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | Aug 01, 2020

Cree® XLamp® XM-L3 LEDs – More Output & Reliability

Cree® XLamp® XM-L3 LEDs – More Output & Reliability The XLamp® XM-L3 LED delivers a massive 55% upgrade in maximum light output over the XM L2 LED, providing a single-die LED point source for precise optical control. The XM-L3 LED shares the same mechanical and optical footprint as the original XM-L® and XM-L2 LEDs, providing a seamless upgrade path and shortened design cycle. Read more »

SSL | LEDs | White LEDs | Outdoor Applications | Jul 30, 2020

Industry Leading LUXEON 5050 LED Gets Performance Boost

Industry Leading LUXEON 5050 LED Gets Performance Boost Streetlights and high-bay fixtures require high flux and efficacy to meet the ever-increasing demands for system efficiency and energy cost reduction for these applications. Today, LUXEON 5050 LEDs received an upgrade in both flux and efficacy. Typical performance is now 675 lm with 172 lm/W in full bin shipments and higher performance is available. Read more »

LpR Article | Research | Health + Environment | Environment | Jul 30, 2020

The Adverse Ecological Impacts of Light Pollution: LEDs' Role in Mitigation

The Adverse Ecological Impacts of Light Pollution: LEDs' Role in Mitigation With the negative effects of artificial light at night on ecosystems increasingly well-understood, attention is now turning to the ways in which these impacts can be mitigated through uptake of novel technology and lighting strategies. Dr. Callum J. Macgregor, post-doctoral research associate at the Department of Biology of the University of York, and Dr. Darren M. Evans from the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences of the Newcastle University, discuss the current evidence for costs and opportunities associated with uptake of LED lighting and highlight important directions for future investigation. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Research | Thermal Management | Measurement | Jul 29, 2020

Temperature Profiling of Secondary LED Optics by Infrared Thermography

Temperature Profiling of Secondary LED Optics by Infrared Thermography Over the last few years, the power density of white LEDs has increased dramatically. Whilst there are large efforts to optimize the thermal management and thus the temperature stability of the LEDs, less attention is paid to the temperature of the secondary optic. Peter W. Nolte, Franziska Steudel, Bernd Ahrens, Nils J. Ziegeler, Frank Drees, Horst Rudolph, and Stefan Schweizer from the Fraunhofer Application Center for Inorganic Phosphors, the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, and the Innovations-and Technologycenter GmbH, TRILUX Group respectively, have approached this issue. They investigated the temperature profiles of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and polycarbonate (PC) secondary optics and they discuss the results. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Research | Environment | Sustainability | Jul 24, 2020

On Life Cycle Assessment to Quantify the Environmental Impact of Lighting Products

On Life Cycle Assessment to Quantify the Environmental Impact of Lighting Products The lighting industry has made great efforts to increase energy efficiency around the world with a strong participation from governmental organizations, multilateral organizations and agencies. However, energy consumption is not the only aspect that needs to be considered for transforming the lighting industry. Víctor Ferreira, Deidre Wolff, and Cristina Corchero from Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) will explore relevant environmental metrics to help inform the reader about circular economy and Industry 4.0 strategies to achieve a sustainable lighting product. Read more »

SSL | LED Drivers | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Jul 24, 2020

Delta Launches New EUCO Arena Sport Series LED Drivers for Reliable, Efficient Arena and Outdoor Lighting

Delta Launches New EUCO Arena Sport Series LED Drivers for Reliable, Efficient Arena and Outdoor Lighting Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today announced the launch of EUCO Arena Sport Series LED drivers, which are designed to provide luminaire manufacturer's a versatile solution for many industrial and commercial lighting applications such as high mast lighting, recreational sports lighting, harbors, airports, and parking lot lighting. Built on three independent output channels with a maximum power of 500 W (1500 W total), these drivers have a wide operating temperature range that ensures performance and reliability for the most rugged applications. These drivers offer precise tuning of the drive current and are equipped with dimming circuitry for DALI-2 digital dimming to allow for adjustment of lighting levels from 0.1% to 100%. In addition to the driver architecture and circuit topology, Delta has achieved a very low typical current ripple of ≤1% peak-to-peak. That is important when it comes to televised events, since current ripple can cause LED flicker. Flickering lights affect the quality of sports broadcasts and limit slow motion options. Read more »

SSL | LED Drivers | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Jul 24, 2020

Inventronics Introduces DALI-2 D4i Certified LED Drivers with NFC Wireless Programming, Power Monitoring and IP66/IP67 Rating

Inventronics Introduces DALI-2 D4i Certified LED Drivers with NFC Wireless Programming, Power Monitoring and IP66/IP67 Rating Inventronics is proud to introduce a new family of IP66/IP67 LED drivers with DALI-2 D4i certification granted by the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA). The EUM-240SxxxBx family leverages Inventronics latest enhanced platform allowing for reduced inventory SKUs, increased design flexibility and a wide input voltage range of 90-305 Vac to assist world-wide applications. The new EUM-240SxxxBx provides OEMs the ability to monitor crucial driver information to reduce maintenance costs, the ability to plug and play controls and streamline production with their wireless NFC programming. They provide constant power at 240 W at a wide input current range from 700-6700 mA. Read more »

HCL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Circadian Light | Jul 24, 2020

Ledvance Extends Its BIOLUX HCL Range that Supports Circadian Rhythms

Ledvance Extends Its  BIOLUX HCL Range that Supports Circadian Rhythms Ledvance have launched a new range of BIOLUX HCL products which are tailored to the specific demands of healthcare environments. The new products provide biologically optimized day-night lighting which reflects natural circadian rhythms to benefit both patients and medical staff, improving sleep regularity, concentration and mood. Read more »

SSL | Components | UV | UV LED | Special Applications | Jul 24, 2020

OMC Announces New Ultra-High-Efficiency IR SMA Fibre-Optic Transmitter LED - FDE870HE

OMC Announces New Ultra-High-Efficiency IR SMA Fibre-Optic Transmitter LED - FDE870HE OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics design & manufacture, announces its new FDE870HE industrial fibre optic transmitter LED that can deliver up to four times more launch power into multimode fibre for the same current versus existing transmitter devices. This ultra-efficient transmitter contains a high-performance 870 nm chip and features an array of micro-optic elements that gather and focus the emitted photons, coupling considerably more light into multimode optical fibres and enabling data to be transmitted reliably over greater distances, or for the system to use less power to achieve the same result. Greater long-term reliability of the system is a further benefit due to the vastly enhanced day-1 launch power and much lower drive current requirements. Read more »

SSL | UV | Special Applications | UV curing | Jul 24, 2020

FireJet™ ONE - The ONE Solution for All Your UV Curing Needs

FireJet™ ONE - The ONE Solution for All Your UV Curing Needs Phoseon Technology introduces the industry's smallest, highest-powered member of their air-cooled product line, the FireJet™ ONE. These premium 20 W/cm² UV LED curing lamps are designed primarily for the inkjet, flexographic and screen printing markets where high power in a compact form factor, is a key requirement. 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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